Bowdabra Candy Treats

Hi everyone, I've got some sweet treats to share that can be created for any occasion.

Use the Bowdabra to create an assortment of bows from whatever ribbons you have handy.

Aren't they pretty?

Select assorted boxed candies and warp with pattern paper.  Then tie the bows to the boxes.  Easy Peasy and oh so pretty!

Be sure to stop by the Bowdabra blog for complete details.

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London Tag

Hi everyone I'm sharing a new card on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamp Blog using some great stamps available from the store to create my cards.  

I came across this amazing London Tag stamp which I stamped with brown ink and distressed.  Tearing the bottom edge, I matted it with kraft cardstock.

The card was created from kraft cardstock and a panel of blue was added next.  I then added a panel of burlap before adding the tag to the card.

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Flowery Gnome Card

Hi everyone, my newest post on the Rubber Buggy blog is this sweet gnome from Stamping Bella.

.Using the Flowery Gnome stamp from Stamping Bella, I stamped him with black ink and colored with Copic Markers.

Using Graphic 45 papers from the Nature's Sketchbook collection, I matted it with yellow cardstock.  After wrapping with May Arts ribbon, I added the panel to my card.   The gnome was die cut with Lawn Fawn die and matted with a larger Lawn Fawn die.

The image was added to the card with foam adhesives and Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to the flower centers.

The included phrase was added to the card.

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Party Time!!!

Hi everyone, summer is finally here in New York.  The sun is shining and it's actually stopping raining.  July 4th is right around the corner and I've created a 4th of July banner for the upcoming festivities
Follow along on how I've used a Clear Scraps Large Acrylic Banner, Rinea Patriotic Foiled Paper Variety Pack and Xyron Adhesives to create this fun party banner.

Using one of the Large Acrylic Banners from Clear Scraps, I used it as a stencil to cut Ruby Starstruck Foiled Paper which I adhered it to the back of the panel.  Next I cut Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper slightly smaller to fit the front of the panel.

I also die cut a medallion from Sapphire Starstruck Foiled paper and matted it on Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper so it would stand out. A small hanging banner was die cut from Silver Glossy and the letters were die cut from Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.   Using the Xyron Create-A-Sticker, I added adhesive to the banners and the medallion.  At 5" wide, the Xyron Create-A-Sticker was the perfect size for adding adhesive to the large die cut elements.

Next, I used the Xyron 3" Disposable Sticker Maker to add adhesive to the letters.  The smaller size sticker maker means less adhesive waste for tiny elements.

The layers were assembled and placed atop the banner.

The firecrackers were die cut from three layers - Ruby Starstuck and Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Papers.  Running the die cuts through the Xyron Create-A-Sticker, I easily assembled the three layers together and placed the firecrackers behind the medallion.  

To finish I rolled several thin strips of left over foiled papers around a craft pick creating some fun spirals that were added to the bottom of the banner.  Ribbon was added so the banner could hang.

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This post was sponsored by XyronⓇ.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Clear Scraps Thank You Card

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog today with one of the Wood Cards/Mini Albums.

The Thank You Wood card measures approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4".  These 1/8" Birchwood panels can be used as cards or album covers.  So I chose to create a card.

I first painted my wood panels with gray paint.  Once dry, I used Verafine Ink with a script stamp randomly about the cover.  For definition I inked the edges of both panels with rose-gold ink.

I added 2 strips of Rinea Ebony/Gold Foiled Paper along the left edge.  For definition, I added a panel of Ebony/Gold Foiled Paper behind the panel.

Inside I added a die cut panel of Ebony/Gold Foiled Paper along with a sentiment.
Finally, I tied the card together with gold ribbon.

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You're the Best Card

Hi everyone, I've got a new card for Dies R Us.

Stamp the image and color with Copic Markers.  Fussy cut the image and mat with white cardstock.  Fussy cut it again.  Lightly ink the edges for definition.

Die cut pattern paper using Lawn Fawn dies.  Add a layer of white between the die cut papers before adhering to the card.

Add the image to the card on an angle with foam adhesives.  Stamp phrase and add to card.

Stop by the blog for all the details.

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Sweet Mushrooms Card

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

Lavinia World has some really sweet stamps and I used Mushrooms as the focal image of my card.  It  was stamped with Versafine Clair Pinecone Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder on a background created with paints and stencils using a Gel Press.  

The panel was matted with green cardstock and a 1" strip was added across the panel and wrapped with twine before being added to the card.

Would love to see what you create for Challenge #3.  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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USA Pennant

Hi everyone, now that we are getting finally getting into summer mode, why not create a wall hanging that can kept up all season.

Plaid Paint
Molding Paste
Pattern paper

Selecting a piece of wood, I used the to Measure Mate to mark the pennant shape.

The Scroll Saw made easy work of cutting the shape.

The Disc Sander easily sanded away the splintered wood creating a smooth base for painting.

For a little more sanding I used the Delta Sander.

To hang the pennant, I needed to drill 2 holes with the Bench Drill Press.

I painted the pennant with Plaid Folk ArtⓇ paint.  Using a stencil with molding paste, I added stars to the left corner.

A scrap of red, white and blue pattern paper was the perfect accent piece.  USA stickers were added above the pattern paper and painted in place with glitter paint

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Patriotic Party Decor

Hi everyone, it's summer and that means all types of parties will be scheduled.  We've got Father's Day, Graduations, weddings, and more.  It's time to create party ensembles that will thrill your guests.  4th of July is almost upon us, so I decided to create patriotic party décor.

I wanted a frosted appearance on my glassware, so I started with the beer mugs.  I placed masking tape along the top edge of the beer mugs, then filled the mugs with rocks.

I placed the mugs in a plastic container, then filled the container with etchallⓇ dip 'n etch.  The rocks ensure that the mugs remain stationery in the containert.

Leave the mugs in the container for 15 minutes.  I then removed the mugs, rinsed and dried them.  Since dip 'n etch is reusable, there is no waste.  Simply pour the dip 'n etch back into it's original container and use on subsequent projects.

The candle holder and vase were etched in the same fashion.  The mugs are perfect for holding outdoor napkins and plasticware.

Add a strip of ribbon around the center of the vase and a pretty patriotic bow created with the Bowdabra at the neck of the vase.  Directions on how to create the bow can be found on the Bowdabra blog.

Add some coordinating flowers in the vase and your party décor is ready.

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Graduation Panel with Clear Scraps and Joy Clair

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog and this month Clear Scraps has teamed up with Joy Clair stamps.    I'm using with the Clear Scraps Deco Medium DIY Pallet Shape to showcase a photo from my son's college graduation.

At 8" x 8", this 1/8" birch wood pallet needs no preparation or sanding.   It's such a wonderful panel that can be painted or stained or left "as is". I chose to leave the pallet "as is", adding a limited amount of color.

I found Joy Clair's Going Places Stamp Set was perfect to use as accents for the graduation photo.  Once I determined where the photo would be placed, I stamped a selection of balloons and the sign post with black ink directly on the pallet.  I arranged the sign post so that it would overlap the panels.

I ran a brown ink pad lightly across the panel and around the edges.

I added color to the balloons with Memento Markers.

I matted the photo and place it on a slight angle.  I then stamped a number of the phrases from the Going Places stamp set on white cardstock, punched them out and matted them with kraft cardstock.  Perfect stamps from a graduation layout.

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