Saturday, January 21, 2017

How've You Bean?

Coffee and Daisies - Kind of an unlikely combination, 
but I made them work together in this card!
The plaid background is made with watercolor paper,
 distress inks, and a mini mister.
(I'm creating a tutorial for this for fun technique
that I'll be posting it sometime in the
 next couple weeks - so stay tuned!)
 I layered several daisies on top of one another and added a
 quilled yellow center to the large one
and two tiny pearls to the smaller ones.
You can also see the white pigment ink I brushed over the
embossing to make it stand out a little more.
 I decorated the inside of the card
with a Kraft panel and strip of daisy lace.
Supplies and Tools:
Kraft/White/Yellow/Green Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, Mowed Lawn/Pine Needles/Ground Expresso Distress Ink,
Mini Mister, Crazy Daisy Embossing Folder (Couture Creations), White Pigment Ink,
Plaid Background Stamp (Impression Obsession), Large Daisy Punch, Small Daisy Punch,
Quilling Tool, Daisy Ribbon, Polka-dot ribbon, Staple, Latte Love Stamp Set (Fiskars)
Mini Pearls, Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Sharpie Marker

This post linked to:
(Anything Goes)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Valentine Teddy -- FREE printable

I'm sharing this sweet little Valentine card
over on the CropStop blog today.
I made two cards in slightly
different color schemes using products
from CropStop and the FREE printable library card below.
Free Printable Library Card
Supplies and Tools:
My Favorite Teddy (Stampin' Up), Library Card, White/Kraft/Black/Red Cardstock,
Red Sampler Pack (Canvas Home Basics), Eyelet Lace border punch (Martha Stewart), 
Mini Heart Punch, Wordsworth Sentiment

This post linked to:
Really Reasonable Ribbon
(Red or Pink)
Word Art Wednesday
(Anything Goes)
(Fresh and Bold)
(Classy and Elegant using the Red/White/Black from the photo)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mini Valentines

 I've been in the mood to create Valentines and decided
to recycled these little crocheted heart ornaments I made a little while ago
into card embellishments! 
I cut their hangers off and hot glued them to 
free printable library card to turn them into mini Valentine Cards.
 A larger one-layer version is available for purhcase
in my Etsy Shop.

Supplies and Tools:
Crochet hearts, Washi Tape, free printable
sentiment die form Momento, Pink/Red/White Cardstock

This post linked to:
The Card Concept
(Mixed Media - Red/White/Black in photo)
Word Art Wednesday
(Anything Goes)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Creating Ephemera Sets

Today I'm sharing a fun Ephemera Set I made
up for my sweet friend, Karen, as a thank
you for the blessing she's been to me in the past couple months!
These sets are perfect for gifting to anyone who enjoys:
~ scrap-booking
~ card-making
~ journal decorating
~ smash books
~ mixed media projects
~ altered art
When creating a set like this, 
it's helpful to use a theme such as:
Holidays (Christmas, Valentines, Easter, etc.)
Seasons (Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall)
Americana - July 4th - Patriotic
Vintage - Retro 
Victorian - Floral - Roses 
Masculine - Lodge - Hunting
Specific Color Scheme
Things to include when making your own ephemera set:
Washi Tape
Die Cuts
Journal Cards
Designer Papers 
Mini Envelopes 

You'll want to visit THIS LINK to see what Karen created with the set I sent her!
She's one talented lady! 
If you don't have the resources to make one of your own, 
but would like to gift one to a
 fellow crafter, grandchild, niece/nephew etc. -- 
I currently have a Valentine themed one available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Spring Hello

I know it's not spring yet, but I was in the 
mood for a change from winter cards and I wanted
to use one of my favorite stamp sets from Stampin' Up.
Supplies and Tools:
Eyelet lace punch (Martha Stewart), Vintage Lace, Sentiment die (Momento)
free library card printable,, paper clip, Choose Happiness (Stampin' Up) Distress Inks (Tim Holtz)

This post linked to:
(Anything Goes)
(Wings on Things)
(Anything Goes)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mini Valentine Tutorial

I shared these mini Valentines on the CropStop blog today.
Here's a fun way to fold any heart shaped item
(doily, paper etc.) into a fun Valentine envelope!
You can glue the sides down to make an envelope or
leave them open to form make an opening heart shaped card!
Here's an open one with an elegant band 
around the middle holding it closed when shut.
This fun envelope is made from a large
 heart shaped paper doily and has a small note tucked inside.
This little envelope is made of white cardstock
 (using the same folding pattern as above) and has a matching card inside. 

Supplies and Tools:
Kraft/White/Red/Pink/Black Cardstock Petaloo Flowers, 
Large and Small Paper Doilies, Washi Tape, Petaloo Ribbon/Lace, 
Sizzix Tag Die, 3D Rose Die (Sizzix),
Madeline Ornaments Lace Dies (Couture Creations), Framelets 3D Flower drop-ins,
Petite Striplet – Jubilee die (Creative Expressions) 

This post linked to:
Mod Squad Challenge
(BLING  -- my extra sparkly gold washi tape)


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