Hope Dream Believe Wall Hanging

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog with a new wall hanging today.

Have you tried the 8"x8" Page Display yet?  This acrylic page display can be decorated both inside and out.  I cut some pretty pattern paper and slipped it inside.  Knowing I wanted to hang it, I tied ribbon to the top.  The acrylic display makes it easy to change out your pattern paper to create different looks as the paper easily slips in and out.

Taking apart the Fancy Butterflies chipboard embellishments, I inked them with purple ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder.

The butterflies were the perfect embellishments to go with this paper.  I glued them to the right side of the panel so they appear to be in flight.

Robin's Nest dew drops were added to the flower centers and were  also used as the butterfly trails.

Using  Rinea Fuchsia/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper, I die cut several delicate words that I thought were right for this panel, adding them to the left side.

Isn't it pretty?

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Life is Good

Hi everyone, even though life is so different right you, we all need to remember that life is good and we can get through this together.

Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies from the French Cottage Collection are so pretty and were perfect for creating this card.

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If friends were flowers.......

Hi everyone, I've created this fun card today using the supplies on my craft table.

I began by creating the background with Ranger Distress Oxide Inks.  This creates a really soft and subtle effect which is exactly what I wanted.

I used a Cheery Lynn background die to die cut Rinea Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper, then adhered it to the inked panel.  I purposely did not adhere all the slats as I had a further plan in mind.

Using Heartfelt Creations dies with Rinea Blush/Blush Starstruck Foiled Paper, I created the flowers.

I had 2 previously die cut leaf sprays from Rinea Emerald/Emerald Starstruck Foiled Paper, so I placed the first one on the card, inserting parts through the unglued lattice panels.  The 2nd one was placed on top giving the spray some dimension.  The flowers were then glued in place.  Once dry, I filled the flower centers with Ancient Gold Liquid Pearls.

A small phrase was stamped on white cardstock and punched out.  It was matted to a scalloped oval that was punched from Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper then placed on the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

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Scor-Pal Challenge #73

Hi everyone, it's a new month and the challenge on the Scor-Pal blog is to create anything, just be sure it includes more than one score.  

I chose to create some new gift card holders.  I honestly don't like giving a gift card because I feel I haven't actually bought that person something.  But I have found that if I dress up the gift card, I actually feel better about giving the gift card. 

These are really simply and easy to create, and if you use a sturdy double sided cardstock, it's already decorated!

Start by cutting cardstock 5" x 9 3/4".
With the long side at the top edge of the Scor-Pal, score at 1 3/4", 4 1/2", 5 3/4" and 7".

Fold on the first and last scored lines, then create the mountain fold with the middle scored lines.  Use your Scor-tool to burnish the fold lines.

Turn the piece over and add Scor-Tape along the middle section, being sure to add Scor-Tape to what will be the bottom of the holder.  The Stacker is perfect for this as it holds your tape while you  have both hands free to place the tape.

Since you can create 2 gift card holders from 1 sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock, I created a second one using the reverse side of the paper.

Once the middle section is adhered together along the bottom edge, use an oval punch on the top edge to punch a half oval.  In order to allow the gift card to fit, carefully cut along the fold to within 1/2" of both edges.  Your gift card will now slip in easily.

Die cut Happy Birthday from white cardstock, adhere to die cut circles, and place on the bottom flap.  Place gift cards in the holder.

Wrap the gift card holders with ribbon.

Finish by stamping a birthday phrase from Joy Clair's Out of this World stamp set on an oval, then tie it to the ribbon.

Please stop by the blog to see what the designers have created for you this month.

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Snowflake Cards

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rubber Buggy blog using lots of products available in the store.

It may still be the middle of summer, but there is no better way to cool off than by creating winter themed cards.

I used Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics 1916 to create both cards, die cutting the papers with PoppyStamps Craft Die - Snowflake Lattice Frame.  As this paper is double sided, I created two cards using both sides of the paper.

Use the Spellbinders Tool 'n One to remove the left over die cut pieces that remained in the die.

Mat the die cut panels with the same paper, then wrap each  panel with May Arts Sheer Light Blue Stitched ribbon.  This gives the cards a wintry feel.

The Maja paper gives each card a wintry feel.

Add the die cut panels to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cards created from Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock and Bazzill Icy Mint cardstock.  Use Nuvo Crystal Drops to create pearls in each of the snowflakes.  Allow to dry completely.

Die cut Tutti Designs Oval Dies from the same paper and place atop the cards with Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam  for dimension.  Stamp and die cut the bench and lamp post using Lawn Fawn Winter in the Park stamps and dies and Lawn Fawn Soot Dye Ink.   Place them atop the oval and add to the card with foam adhesives.

Die cut  Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Let It Snow Line  Border Die.  As the die cut phrase is flexible, you can customize the die cut for your projects.   I wanted to shape them in the form of an arch on my cards.

Finally add Yellow Ice Stickles to the lanterns.



Lavinia World Challenge #32

Hi everyone, it's time for the next challenge at Lavinia World Challenges.  Please check it out and join in the fun.

I love Moments Like These as she seems so serene siting by herself.   I envisioned her sitting in a flower strewn meadow so I created a background using Lindy's Shimmer Sprays in Glory of the Seas, Marigold, and Drop Dead Gorgeous Green.  Before spritzing the green, I used a torn strip of paper to help create the hillside.

I stamped the fairy on the hillside using VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink.  Mini Flowers were stamped on the hillside in VersaFine Clair Blue Bell and VersaFine Clair Paradine Inks.  Slender Mushrooms were stamped off the edge with Nocturne Ink.

To fill in the space in the upper right, I used the Words of Spring stamp with VersaFine Clair Summertime Ink.  I wanted the words to be subtle and not overpowering.  

Next, I added stickles to her wings and the tulips.  Finally, I added dots of glue randomly about the flowers on the hillside and poured on  Fairy Hugs Silver Lightening Glitter.

Isn't she lovely?

Would love to see what you create for Challenge #32.  The winner of the challenge will receive a
$15 gift certificate to Lavinia World to shop for more goodies.   Remember there is a new challenge every other Thursday.  Can't wait to see what you create.

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Can't wait to see what you create.


Congratulations Card by Steph

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea blog with a sweet congratulations card that I think would make a lovely baby card.

Die cut all the elements needed for the card from the Lawn Fawn  Bayou Backdrop die set.  This die set has everything you need to create a sweet card.

I used Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper for the background panel and adhered the die cut Emerald/Emerald Starstruck panel on top.  The pond was die cut from Turquoise/Turquoise Starstruck, the stem from Copper/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and the ducks from Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.

The card was assembled and placed atop a Silver/Silver Starstruck panel before being added to the card.

Congratulations was stamped and die cut then added to the card.  Liquid Pearls were added to the ducks eyes.

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Christmas in July with Bowdabra

Hi everyone, I'm on the Bowdabra blog with a Christmas in July post.

Stop by the blog for details on how to create amazing bows with Bowdabra.

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Pretty in Pink Pocket Card

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea blog today using an assortment of  foiled papers and die cut elements to create a pocket card.  These are really sweet to create and give to the special people in our lives with an encouraging tag slipped inside.

Using a large pocket die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, I die cut Fuchsia/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  The foils cut beautifully and the design is stunning.

Folding on the scored lines, I created the pocket.  Next, I cut Blush/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper to fit behind the die cut panel and adhered it in place for a tone on tone effect.

I then wrapped 2 different sizes of ribbon around the panel.  Then adhered the panel to white cardstock creating the pocket for the tag.

To decorate the pocket, I  used Heartfelt Creations dies to die cut  assorted sized roses from Fuschia/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and leaves from Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.

After forming and gluing the roses together, the roses and leaves were placed off to one side of the pocket panel.

A tag was created from cardstock and Blush/Gold Foiled Paper was layered on top.  A  phrase was stamped on cardstock and then adhered to the tag.  The same ribbon used to wrap the pocket was added to the top of the tag with a brad.

The tag slips inside the pocket and can be easily removed.  Finally, a  phrase was stamped on a scrap of Fuchsia and placed behind the rose.

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