Brusho Christmas Tree November 12, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: Brusho, Classic Linen, Crafter's Companion, My Sentiments Exactly, Neenah, Paper Temptress, Richeson watercolor paper
Happy Saturday! Time for another Christmas card… I really like the way the tree pops on this card.
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.
Christmas Deer October 15, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: Hambly Studio, Memento, Neenah, Paper Temptress, Perfect Pearls
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! For today’s project, I’m sharing an easy Christmas card.
For this card, I started out with some Neenah Solar White cardstock as the base. I cut out the red mat using Neenah Classic Linen Red Pepper cardstock. The deer has some copper Perfect Pearls layered on some Neenah Desert Storm with a strip of the Hambly Overlay Antique White Falling Snow. The “Ho Ho” sentiment was cut using a scrap of green textured cardstock from my stash, and inking it with Memento Northern Pine ink.
Sweet Thank You September 17, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: Classic Linen, Colorista, Paper Temptress, Retro Silver Lustre, Spectrum Noir
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.
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, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: beads, Classic Linen, Neenah, Paper Temptress, Tassels, Treasures, washi tape
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.
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, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: Anna Griffin, Classic Linen, Memento, Neenah, Paper Temptress, Sizzix
Happy Weekend! Today, I am sharing a birthday card.
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.
Shaker Bookmark May 14, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: Fuse, Hambly Studio, Paper Temptress, WRMK
Hello and happy weekend! I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday. Today, I’m sharing a different kind of project – a shaker bookmark!
For this bookmark, I used my new toy, WRMK’s Fuse tool, a page protector, part of the Pink Sweet Tooth Hambly Studio overlay, and some heavyweight clear vellum to back it. The bits inside the bookmark are homemade confetti I created using paper scraps and some punches, as well as some sequins and micro sequins. The ribbon is also from my stash. I thought the little bits looked like they were candy that could have been in the jars.
Foiled Carnations April 16, 2016Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: Create with TLC, Epic Black, Hambly Studio, Minc, Neenah, Paper Temptress
I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! For today’s project, I’m sharing a card created using some beautifully textured paper that is foiled – yes, foiled!
For this card, I printed out a beautiful carnation image by Create with TLC using my laser printer on Epic Black cardstock. This is an awesome black cardstock that has a very light texture. Using toner reactive foil, I sent the image through my Minc machine, which resulted in this beautiful image. I cut it out using a Ticket Framelits die and adhered it to a doily which is matted onto one of the beautiful Hambly Studio screenprints (a portion of Vintage Patchwork). Since the screenprints are definitely a layering element, you do need to use a nice, sturdy card base. For this purpose, I chose to use Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock.
Spider Cider Card October 31, 2015Posted by Danielle in Crafts.
Tags: Cuttlebug, Halloween, Memento, Neenah, Paper Temptress
Happy Halloween to those who celebrate it! Hope you have fun trick-or-treating, handing out the treats, or just enjoying the Fall weather.
For today’s project, I am sharing a new-to-me technique that has been around for a long time – using a paper napkin as part of a decoration!
I purchased the napkin at the Dollar Tree and learned about the paper napkin technique from a video on YouTube. For this technique, you start out with a decorative paper napkin and take apart all the layers until you are left with only the top decorative layer. The rest can be discarded. I used Neenah Solar White cardstock for the image. On my ironing board, I layered some copy paper, the cardstock, a piece of plastic wrap (cut to slightly larger than the size of the napkin), and another piece of copy paper. Basically, the copy paper is to protect the surface of the ironing board an the plate of the iron from the plastic wrap. Iron the “sandwich” with a high heat and the plastic wrap will melt, fusing the napkin to the cardstock.
Once the napkin and cardstock are fused together, you can cut it using either a guillotine paper cutter or scissors. (Feel free to try with another type of cutter, but my sliding cutter didn’t do anything but tear the napkin!) I trimmed around the napkin to even off the border. Then, I embossed some Treasures 80# Mango Orange cardstock with a Cuttlebug spiderweb embossing folder. After it was embossed, I inked it using some Memento Tuxedo Black ink before mounting the piece of cardstock with the spider napkin on top.
If you haven’t given this technique a try, please do! It is an easy way to create a quick card.