Wednesday, July 4, 2018

4th of July Gable Boxes

I made these little boxes for my co-workers to celebrate my favorite holiday. 

The box was made from a My Momenta die that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  Uncle Sam was made using a variety of punches and was adhered to the box with pop up dots.  The tag was made using one of Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames and sentiment from Hero Arts.

Inside the box is a little red and blue paper shred and some candies to help them get through the day.

Stamps:  Hero Arts-Sentiment
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  The Paper Studio, Bazzill, Authentique, Recollections, American Crafts
Misc:  Gable box die, paper punches, pink chalk, white gel pen, fine line Sharpie pen, pop up dots, paper shred, candies, Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames Die #5

Hope you had a safe and Happy 4th of July!

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Monday, July 2, 2018

4th of July Treat Cup Holder

My favorite holiday is just two days away, the 4th of July!  I'm planning on spending the day with my sister, so I thought I would make her a little treat holder.

Using my handy dandy Scor-pal, I made this box that holds two 2oz. souffle cups.  Each cut holds three Hershey Kisses and some M & M's.  I decorated it with some paper punch art, a cupcake pick, and a scalloped square.

Stamps:  Studio G-Sentiment
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  Authentique, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Recollections
Misc:  Paper punches, Cricut, Black fine line pen, cupcake pick, souffle cups, pop up dots, Scor-pal, Baker's twine

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Super Dad!

I've been working on this card for two days now, and it's been in the trash four times!  I was determined to get it done to the point I was happy about it, but I know Dad will love it no matter what.

In my quest to look for new fun and fancy ways to fold cards, and I came across this one while I was surfing on Pinterest.  

I started with the stamp.  I just happened to get to Hobby Lobby on a day that they were marking stuff down, way down.  I ended up getting 10 wood mounted stamps for $15.00!  They are mostly sentiments, but that is what I like the most.

My Super Dad is cut using the Create A Friend cartridge.    The letters are cut with a Papertrey Ink alphabet die and the little squares where cut with some Nestabilities.

To hold it all together, I made a simple belly band that just slips over the top of my card.

Stamps:  Inkadinkado-Sentiment, Studio G-Sentiment
Paper:  MME, Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio
Ink:  Heidi Swapp
Misc:  Paper punches, pop up dots, Nestabilities, Papertrey Ink alphabet die, Quickutz sun die,  Impression Obsession cloud die, Cricut Create a Friend cartridge, Diamond Glaze

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A New Addition

There is an American Girl Doll Store right near where I live.  I've been admiring the dolls and clothes, but they are a little rich for my blood, especially since I'm a little old to be playing with dolls.  I did, however, think to myself that I could sew outfits for the dolls.  So, with the help of Ebay, I found a beautiful doll in my price range and started sewing clothes.  I'm having a great time making the doll clothes.  I have decided to sell them in my Etsy Shop, so if you are looking for a unique, handmade, one of a kind outfit for your American Girl Doll, jump on over to my Etsy Shop.

These outfits are designed to fit 18 inch dolls including Madame Alexander and Our Generation.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

The Simple Joys of Butterflies

This is my second attempt at the Z-Fold card.  My Mom recently purchased a Big Shot and has been cutting out butterflies.  I haven't used my butterfly paper punches in awhile, so her butterflies have inspired me to make some of my own.  

Stamps:  Hero Arts-Time to Enjoy
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  The Paper Studio, Echo Park
Misc:  Paper punches, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Impression Obsession Clouds Die, Quickutz Sun Die, pop up dots, clear acetate

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Twisted Pop Up Card

 Here is another new technique I decided to try out; the Twisted Pop Up Card.  There are a lot of great tutorials out there and tons on Pinterest for inspiration.  Check out this one on Kylie's Cards and Things.

I used a lot of different techniques on this card.  I stamped, colored with Copics, used my Big Kick to die cut the donuts and mini coffee cups, paper punched hearts.....what I didn't get to do was use pop up dots.  If you follow me, you will know how much I love pop up dots and put them on everything.  But due to the style of this card, I didn't think that they would fit, once I twisted it back together.

I decided to use some of my favorite things on this card, coffee and donuts!  Not to mention I used My Favorite Things stamps on it as well!

The donuts were cut out using a tiny die from Taylored Expressions and then I added some Diamond Glaze onto the frosting.  The big coffee cups were made using a few paper punches and a trimmer.  You can find templates, dies, and SVG cups for them on-line, but it was very easy just to make them by hand.

Once the card is folded and twisted to the A2 size, I made a belly band to hold it all together.  You can see it in the first picture at the top of this post.

Right now, I wish I had a donut, but it looks like it's going to start to storm again, so I  will not be venturing out!

Stamps:  Darcie's Heart & Home-Coffee Donuts Friends, My Favorite Things Pure Innocence-Holly Girl and Out On A Limb
Ink:  Versafine, Stamps by Judith
Paper:  Moxie, Recollections, Neenah, The Paper Studio, Authentique
Misc:  Diamond Glaze, Taylored Expression Donut Die, Quickutz Hot Beverage, Diamond Glaze, Copics, paper punches, Nestabilities

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Friday, May 25, 2018

You're So Cool

This is another card I made a while back that I didn't want to post because it was still freezing back home!

Again, a little paper piecing and Copic coloring completed my my Pure Innocence skater.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things Pure Innocence-Skater Girl
Ink:  Memento, Versafine
Paper:  Bazzill, Neenah, My Mind's Eye
Misc:  Rolled roses dies, pop up dots, Copics, paper punches, crochet thread

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Snow Days ROCK!

I made this card awhile ago, but I felt guilty about posting it as it has been a very long snowy winter back home in Massachusetts.  I used two of my favorite techniques of Copics and paper piecing to make this card.  While I like all of my cards, this one is definitely one of my favorites.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Snow Days ROCK
Ink:  Versafine, Memento
Paper:  Pebbles, Neenah, Bazzill
Misc:  Copics, Sizzix snowflakes die, button, baker's twine, glitter pen, 
pop up dots, diamond glaze

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Happy Birthday Easel Card

Just working on replenishing some of stash of cards.  I love making easel cards, I just think they are fun.

This card was made by combining the Pure Innocence Happy Banner with the Papertrey Ink Birthday die.  The cake was made with my Cricut.  Flower and balloon embellishments were made with paper punches.  Lots of pop up dots (as usual), stickles, diamond glaze and hand drawn ballon strings finish off the card.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Happy Banner
Ink:  Versafine, Memento
Paper:  Bazzill, Pebbles, Recollections
Misc:  Liquid Pearls, diamond glaze, pop up dots, Cricut, birthday die, Stickles, paper punches

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Twisted Easel Cards

Another new card technique to share with you.  I used the Twisted Circle Easel tutorial that I found on Splitcoast Stampers.

I made two of these, one for my Mom and one for my sister for Mother's Day.  

Stamps:  Stampabilities-You're Pretty Awesome, My Favorite Things-Freckles, 
Papertrey Ink-Flower Fusion #1
Ink:  Versafine, Memento
Paper:  Authentique, Bazzill,Recollections, Pebbles
Misc:  Nestabilities, Copics, alphabet dies, diamond glaze, pop up dies, banner die, mini bow die, crocheted hearts, button

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day! 

Here is another fun and exciting folded card that I tried out.  I've done side step cards before, but this time I decided to go big!  I found this tutorial on Pinterest.

 My sister and I went to the Scrapbook Expo a few ago and I picked up a few new Paper Nest Stamps.   This one is Cupcake Avery.  I colored her with Copic markers.  The flowers and the heart border were cut with Papertrey Ink dies.

Stamps:  Paper Nest-Cupcake Avery and Stampendous-Happy Mother's Day
Ink:  Versafine and Momento
Paper:   Recollections, Bazzill, Bo Bunny
Misc:  ScorPal, pop up dots, Nestabilities, buttons, wire, Copics, dies

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mother's Day Z-Fold Card

Mother's Day is just a few days away and I've been working on learning new techniques to make cards more exciting.  This is my first attempt at a Z-Fold card.  I used this card as my inspiration.

There is a lot of cutting in this card.  I used a variety of dies to cut the flowers, leaves, clouds, and the grass.  Additionally, I used my Cricut to cut the tulips.  There are lots of pop up dots, buttons, and diamond glaze to add dimension.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Blooming Button Bits
Ink:  Versafine, Versamark, Stamps by Judith, Momento
Paper:  My Favorite Things, Jillibean Designs, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Echo Park
Misc:  Pop up dots, diamond glaze, baker's twine, dies, Cricut, ScorePal, buttons, wire, paper punches

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Petite Places Berry Baskets

I decided to work on some Mother's Day gifts today.  I'm really trying to use up stuff I already have and not go buy more.  So, I was able to use berry baskets, plastic ornaments and some of my favorite dies from Papertrey Ink and My Favorite Things.

I actually remembered to take a picture, before I glued the top on!  All I did was just die cut a lot of little pieces and make a pretty spring house.  This is actually the School House Petite Places die, I just omitted the front part.

I always have to make more than one!

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Blooming Button Bits
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  The Paper Studio, Recollections, Bazzill
Dies:  Papertrey Ink-Petite Places Trees & Schoolhouse
My Favorite Things-Mini Doilies and Bows
Misc:  Plastic ornaments, berry baskets, paper punches, white gel pen, Nestabilities

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!

The Easter Bunny made a stop at work this week.  Tiny buckets filled with candy topped off with a pretty pencil and chenille bunny surprised the team.  A Bunny Kiss and a few Nugget Bunnies rounded out a great treat.

I hope you have a Happy and Fun Easter!

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Bunny Kisses

The Easter Bunny is coming!!  Here is a quick and easy project that will surely put a smile on everyone's face.  These are perfect for co-workers, place setting markers for your dinner table and great basket stuffers.

I used the Impression Obsession Die 043-G to cut the bunnies.  I cut two bunnies for each kiss.

First, I cut a toothpick in half and then using a white craft glue, I sandwiched the toothpick inbetween two of the bunnies.  To give the bunnies a little color, I used my Cricut to cut out some bows, but you could use ribbon or even little flowers.  To finish them off, I stuck them into the top of the Hershey Kiss and viola...they are done!

I almost forgot, don't you forget to add a fluffy bunny tail using a small pom pom!

Paper:  Authentique, The Paper Studio
Misc:  IO Die 043-G, Hershey Kisses, toothpicks, Cricut, white craft glue, mini pom poms

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

More Bunnies!

I absolutely love Dandelion Designs stamps.  They are the cutest images and they are super easy to color and/or paper piece.

The card base was made using Nestabilites.  I attached the different patterned papers with pop up dots to the back of the card base.  Then, I used a few more pop up dots to add my images.  I couldn't decide which sentiment to use from the Hippity Hoppity Papertrey Ink set, so I used three of them!

Stamps:  Dandelion Designs-Bunnies and Eggs, Papertrey Ink-Hippity Hoppity
Ink:  Versfine and Momento
Paper:  Authentique, Queen's Scene, Bazzill, The Paper Studio
Misc:  Buttons, pop up dots, Nestabilities, Copics, Diamond Glaze

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