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Just for Ewe April 1, 2017

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Hello, I hope you are enjoying your Saturday!

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For today’s card, I’m sharing one of my favorite styles of card – a Flip-It!  I think they are just a lot of fun, and I know my nieces and nephew enjoy receiving them because they have moving parts.  I couldn’t resist the sheep image… March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb, right??  It sure did for us this year!

For the card base, I used Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock.  It is nice and heavy, and the score lines create nice, clean creases.  I also used Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock for the sheep, which is stamped with Tuxedo Black ink, die cut, and colored with Copics.  For an accent, the strip along the side of the card is cut from Epic Black cardstock.  The green paper on the sides of the card is some origami paper from my stash, and the yellow textured cardstock is from my stash as well.

The stamps and dies I used are new for me.  They are by Stephanie Barnard, one of Sizzix’s designers, called Sheep2Stamp and the matching Sheep2Stamp die set.  Inside the card, I also used the Elegant Labels framelit dies to cut out solid shapes for the other side and stamped “Just for Ewe.”  The flip-it card die set is the Elegant Flip-it Card Set and I used it in conjunction with the Elegant Labels framelits.

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.

Anniversary Card October 29, 2016

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I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!  For today’s post, I’m sharing a card I made for my parents’ anniversary.

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The card base is the ever-gorgeous Rose Quartz Mica/Metallic on a card base of Neenah Solar White.    The heart images are from the Spectrum Noir Colorista In Full Bloom coloring pad, colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  The love die cut is from a Die-Versions die, cut out of regular card stock covered with washi tape.  I thought the card was finished, but it was missing a little extra bling.  In the final version, I added some small 3-D heart stickers from a very old K&Company set.

Christmas Deer October 15, 2016

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Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!  For today’s project,  I’m sharing an easy Christmas card.

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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, 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.

Shaker Bookmark May 14, 2016

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Hello and happy weekend!  I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday.  Today, I’m sharing a different kind of project – a shaker bookmark!

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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, 2016

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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!

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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.

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!