Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wish You The Most Beautiful Day

Good Morning!

Finally had a wee bit of free time to play with my order from Simon Says Stamp.

This card will be entered into the Challenges at Simon Says Monday, Make A Wish and Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

 
This stamp and die set is Beautiful Day by Altenew.  The peonies are a 4 part stamp and have so much detail, they're just gorgeous!

 
Designer Papers, sheer ribbon and enamel dots for accents.  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.
 
Just a simple card, but I wanted to try these new stamps out.  More elaborate designs down the line, I hope!
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Enjoy~~
 
Oh and it looks like my peonies that  I transplanted on Saturday may survive....WHAHOO!


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Celebrate, So Very Thankful

Good afternoon!

A quick little card this afternoon which will be entered into the Challenges at Double D, Patriotic, Support Our Troops and at Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

 
I used several stamp sets from Gina K Designs, Lots Of Lines, Lots Of Thanks and Make A "State"-ment.  Inks in Real Red and Night Of Navy.

 
Designer Papers from my stash.  MFT die set, Sun, Moon and Stars.  Red buttons, a bit of red ribbon and Wink Of Stella Clear Pen.  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.  Quick.  Simple. Thankful.
 
Glad you came by.
 
Enjoy~~


Papertrey Ink May 2016 Blog Hop

Once again I am participating in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.







Here is my creation:

 
I used the dreamy Papertrey Ink stamp set, Vintage Linens.  What I loved about the photo was the watercolor softness and the chilly greys.  
 
 
I added a Sakura Black Gaze pen to the center of each flower.

 
Black and grey card stock die cut using DieVersions Curly Words--Celebrate die.
 
Short and sweet.  Thanks so much for popping in!
 
Enjoy~~


Monday, May 23, 2016

Seed Packets

Good Monday Morning!
 
Back on the Dies R Us Blog to share a little Spring time fun! 
 
A little something about me, I love to craft AND I love to garden, so when the two can be combined it is pure JOY!  If I can't have ink under my fingernails, I don't mind a wee bit of dirt.
 
Today's project is making seed packets.  So FUN!
 
When using my Envelope Board Maker they become so easy to whip up.
 
 
I started with a 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 inch piece of Kraft card stock and using my Envelope Board I scored at the 3 inch mark, rounding the corners as I went.  Sealed with a bit of Scor Tape. 
This made a  3  3/4 x  4  3/4 inch sized envelope, the perfect size for slipping in a Burpee Seed Packet.
 
 
I decided I wanted to make a string closure on the back.  Spellbinders Scallop Circle dies cut from thick chipboard and pink card stock.  Eyelets and Jute Twine.  I thought I would need 3 Dimensionals, but decided there was no need.

 
Using the Eyelets to add the Scallop Circles die, I ensured that they would stay put when opening and closing with the Jute Twine.  Very sturdy!



I stamped an old seed packet image from Stampin' Up and my sentiment from Spring Has Sprung, by Gina K Designs, on to the Kraft card stock in Black Licorice ink. 
 
Adding just the right flower to decorate the packet was the hardest choice.  So many pretty flowers to chose from at the Dies R Us Store.  I finally decided upon these beautiful Garden Notes Zinnia from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I cut them out of some pretty felt I found in my stash in orange and pink and layered them together.  The leaves are by Paper Smooches, Foliage 1 cut in the pretty green felt.  Both of these dies are amazing and cut through the felt like buttah....oops my Boston accent is showing.  They are crisp and clean, even in felt.
 
I also added a bit of the Crystal Drops for centers.  Tip:  Felt is porous and the Crystal Drops will not hold their shape.  However, I do like how they look.   

 
If there's a happy gardener in your life these make sweet little gifts.  Precious Shower Favors, or added to Spring and Easter Baskets.  
 
I really love the rustic simplicity of these seed packets, hope you do too!
 
I will be entering these into the Challenge at Simon Says Wednesday, Fun With Felt.
 
Here's what I used:
 
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Garden Notes Zinnia

Paper Smooches
Foliage 1
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Enjoy~~
 
 
 
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    Sunday, May 22, 2016

    Graduation Wallets

    Good Afternoon!

    I made a couple of 'wallet's for the Challenge over at Papertrey Ink, Make It With Money.

    I do love the wallets that Lexi created, she was even kind enough to supply us with the measurements HERE on her Blog.

     
     
    I'm not too crazy about my creations but they both are for our 2 nephews who graduate in June.....trust me, they won't care what they look at as long as there is money on the inside!
     

     
    Papertrey Ink Swoosh stamp and die set.  I also used a Glittery Gold Brad and a little metal hardware closure.  Crystal Drops in Neptune.

     
    Papertrey Ink Daydreamer stamp.  Altenew 2016 stamp set.  Both heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder.  Corner Rounder. 
     
    Ehhhh.....
     
    Thanks for coming by.
     
    Enjoy~
    

    Celebrate!

    Good Morning!

    Today's card will be entered into the Challenges at Cheery Lynn, Red, White And Blue and at Stamp TV, Masculine Cards.


     I used the Papertrey Ink Fabulous Frames die set.  My stamps are by Gina K Designs, By The Sea and By The Sea 2.  Ink in Night Of Navy.


     
    Cheery Lynn Burlap die cropped, I also sponged on Marina Mist ink.  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Enamel Dots and Jute Twine for accents.
     

     
    Diversions Curly Words, Celebrate layered in white and red card stock.

    

    Quickutz Anchor Die cut in Glitter paper.

    Picture Perfect!

    Thanks so much for dropping anchor.

    Enjoy~~

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Fabulous Felt Flowers

    Good Tuesday Morning!

    Today's card will be entered into the following Challenges; MFT Sketch, MFT Color and Simon Says Monday, Felt That!

     
     
     
     
    I used the MFT die sets; Blueprints 12 and Open Simply Scallops as well as the Simply Fabulous Sayings stamp set.  The 'polaroid frame' is a PTI die, Fabulous Frames, there seems to be a fabulous theme emerging.  :)   Spellbinders Standard Circles die. 

     
    The flower dies from Blueprints 12 cut the felt beautifully.  I am quite amazed that they look this good, like wicked good.  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and Enamel Dots for accents.  Melon Mambo ink.  
     
    I had forgotten I had this handy dandy little tool by EK Success, a Piercing Bug.   It worked perfectly to add the dotted texture from the top of the Sketch.  It was one of those impulse buys years ago, you know the kind, when you're standing in the store with a 50% off coupon in hand?
     
    Thanks so much for coming by....I think my feelings on felt may be changing....hmmm, who knew?
     
    Enjoy~~