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Brusho Christmas Tree November 12, 2016

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Happy Saturday!  Time for another Christmas card… I really like the way the tree pops on this card.

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For this card, I stared out using Sea Green Brusho on some watercolor paper.  I cut out the tree using the Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Seasonal Tree die, and then I used some scrap red paper for the pot the tree is in.  The card base is Neenah Solar White, and the black background paper is my favorite textured black paper, Classic Linen Epic Black.  The sentiment is heat embossed using a stamp from My Sentiments Exactly set Rockin’ Around with Tsukeniko white embossing powder.

Sweet Thank You September 17, 2016

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Good morning, everyone!  I hope you are having a fantastic weekend.  Today, I’m sharing a thank you card I made for a very dear friend of mine with the help of some gorgeous specialty cardstock.

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For this card, I went a little bigger than my usual A2 size, and this is done as a 5×7.  The image of the perfume bottle is from the Spectrum Noir Colorista marker pad called In Full Bloom, and it is colored with a combination of the Spectrum Noir and Colorista markers.  My card base is Solar White Classic Linen cardstock, and I matted the image using one of my favorites from the Spring Premium Package, Vintage Silver Lustre text weight.  The Thank You is cut using a Die-Versions die from Greystone, which is also from the Classic Linen line.  Thanks for stopping by!

Fun Paper Tassels August 20, 2016

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Hopefully, everyone is having a wonderful day!  I’m sharing something a little different today – paper tassels made using some of the beautiful papers that Patricia carries at PaperTemptress.com.

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These tassels sure are fun to make!  To start, I used some 24 gauge wire and made a loop at one end.  These three tassels are made using Haviland Blue Classic Linen, Neenah Solar White 80#, and Mango Orange 80# cardstock.  To create the tassels, I started with a homemade quilling tool to get the paper started.  Then, I removed the tool and replaced it with the wire, loop toward the bottom, and I glued it to the paper.  The paper is rolled around the wire, with some glue added as the paper was rolled to secure it and keep the roll tight.  I added a dollop of hot glue to the top of the tassel to help secure it.  Then, I added some bead caps and beads to the top, creating another loop at the top when I was finished.  This way, the tassel can be attached to whatever you decide to create.  To decorate the top of the tassel, I also used some Washi tape.

Simple Birthday Card August 6, 2016

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Happy Weekend!  Today, I am sharing a birthday card.

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I really like how this card turned out, and I think it would be perfect for a masculine card as well.  I chose to do the card using only Neenah Solar White Classic Linen.  This cardstock is lightly textured, and I love how it looks.  The panel on the card base is embossed using Anna Griffin’s Feather Blanket embossing folder combined with a Sizzix stamp and die set created by Jen Long called Feather Wreath.  The stamps are inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and Nautical Blue inks.

Foiling and Brusho April 30, 2016

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Happy Saturday!  For today’s project, I’m sharing a card I created using another foiled image and some Brusho.

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Sorry about the photo, but it was very difficult to get a decent photo of the foiled part since there was more solid foiling. The cucumber image was a freebie from the TLC Creations blog. The black paper is the gorgeous Epic Black from the Linen line which is currently on special for 50% off.  Go and nab some while it is at a fantastic price!  The cucumber image is matted on Solar White, also from the same line.  I used a combination of Lemon Yellow, Sea Green, and Turquoise Brusho on the white cardstock and let it air dry before matting it onto a card base of Epic Black.  The floral border peeking out from above the cucumber image is cut using one of the Pocket Pen Pal dies, cut from some scrap paper from my stash.  I inked it with Tea Leaves VersaMagic ink and embossed it using some Ranger Holographic embossing powder.

Envelope Album November 14, 2015

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Hello, everyone!  I hope that you are having a wonderful Saturday.  My project for this week is an exploding envelope album, which I created as a prize for my sister’s baby shower.

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I saw this album on YouTube here, and this is my version of it using some baby themed papers by American Crafts, some amazing specialty cardstock from Papertemptress.com, and some papers from my stash.

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This is the album with the main flaps opened.  The base of the album is made using the Envelope Punch Board and envelopes made from Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock.  This is a fantastic cardstock that will create a neutral background, fit for adding any papers!  The matting on the left envelope flaps is Earthstone and on the right envelope flaps is Basis Blue.  The gorgeous shimmery mint green in the center envelope is Serpentine Mica/Metallic, which may be purchased as part of the Spring Premium Package or by itself.

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The two mats on either end of the Serpentine Mica/Metallic cardstock are both from the Classic Linen 80# line in Graystone and Sage Green.  They add subtle texture to the album which I think sets off the shine on the Mica/Metallic even more.

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On the back of the album, I also used two kinds of cardstock from the Classic Linen line in Bluestone and Haviland Blue.  The third side is matted using Aquamarine Mica/Metallic.  The buttons for accents and ribbon for closure are from my stash, as are the patterned papers.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my version of the exploding envelope album and decide to give one a try!

All My Love Mason Jars August 19, 2015

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For today’s project, I’m sharing a card I made using some gorgeous specialty papers from PaperTemptress.com and stamps by Unity Stamp Company.

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For this card, I started with a base layer of the amazing Azalea Mica/Metallic cardstock.  I embossed this and Epic Black cardstock using a Sizzix embossing folder.  I stamped the mason jars, hearts, and sentiment from the Jars of Love x 3 stamp set on Neenah Heavenly White 100# cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black and Ladybug inks.  The jars are colored using Spectrum Noir markers in BT1, BT2, IG1, IG2, IG3, and LY1.  I covered up the edges of the Epic Black cardstock using some floral washi tape and 1/4″ air duct tape.

Sunflower Card June 27, 2015

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Hope you are having a wonderful start to the weekend!  Here’s a bright, sunshine-y card for today.

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For this card, I started out with some Light Yellow Basis 80# cardstock, and I embossed it with a Sizzix embossing folder.  The image is from the Unity Stamp Company’s Best Wishes & Blooms set, stamped on Richeson watercolor paper.  I colored it using the Spectrum Aqua markers.  The circles are cut using Framelits, and I mounted the watercolor paper onto some Emerald Green Classic Linen 80# cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Die-namics Happy Hellos set, and I cut it out of a toner sheet and foiled it with gold foil.

Sympathy Card June 13, 2015

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For today’s project, I’m sharing a sympathy card.

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For this card, I started with a base of Earthstone Classic Linen textured cardstock.  Then, I used my Minc to foil one of the Anna Griffin background sheets, and I topped it off with some Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock.  I used a Stampin’ Up set called Love and Sympathy, and used Spectrum Aqua markers to stamp the flower and do the background.  The edge is colored using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.

Foiling Roses May 30, 2015

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Here is my latest project.  I used plenty of technology to create this card, including my printer and Minc.

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For this card, I started with a card base using Earthstone from the Classic Linen Package.  It is really hard to see in the photo, as it is underneath a sheet of the most awesome Vellum that I embossed using an Anna Griffin embossing folder.  (If you have never used this vellum before, it is so worth it!  It is heavy duty and embosses like a dream!)  The digital image is an old one from Paper Squirrel, and I printed it out and colored it using Portfolio watercolor pencils before foiling it with light pink foil on my Minc.  The banner is cut from a piece of cardstock from my stash and the sentiment is a My Sentiments Exactly rub on.