Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Thinking of You

This was a fun watercolor card to make. Using Stampin' Up! Watercolor Paper, I made a background wash using reinkers and an Aqua Painter brush. After this was completely dry, I embossed the Dove with Copper Embossing Powder. Embossed a sentiment in Copper Embossing Powder surrounded with Copper Thread.
I accented two Copper Foil corners using the largest Stitched Shapes Square Framelit. Cut it in half, both directions. Then trimmed the stitched portion at an angle to create the corners.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Strength & Prayers, Feather Together (Sentiment)
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Paper, Copper Foil
Inks: Daffodil Delight Reinker, Blushing Bride Reinker, Rose Red Reinker, VersaMark
Framelits: Stitched Shapes Framelits (smallest Circle and largest Square)
Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Heat Tool
Embellishments: Copper Thread
Other: Tombow Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Aqua Painter Brush, Copper Embossing Powder, 
     Embossing Tray

Christmas Easel Cards

I am a little late in posting my Christmas cards. These are Easel cards and are really great for Christmas Cards. You can prop them up and enjoy them throughout the season.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Christmas Gift Card Holders

I wanted to get a head start on making some Gift Card Holders for Christmas. This is the template I created and made five versions, to start. Just have to say, love the new Stitched Shapes Framelits! For the Gift Card Holder instructions, scroll down to the bottom of the post.

Gift Card Holder - opened

Gift Card Holder - back

Here are the fronts on the other four versions

DSP - 4 1/8" x 6"
Score long side at 1 1/2" and 4"
Use the Corner Rounder on the Front two corners
Punch a half circle on the bottom flap with a 3/4" Circle Punch.
Flip up the bottom and adhere the sides only to create your gift card pocket.
Stamp the To & From and adhere to the back.
To keep the Holder closed, I create a sticky dot on the inside top of the Holder. With a 1/4" Circle Punch,  punch a circle in the top part of a sticky note (in the sticky part). Line-up the sticky note with the inside top, centered in the width. Fill the punched out hole of the sticky note with Tombow Glue. Leave the Holder open to let the glue dry for a few minutes, pull off the sticky note. Tombow Glue will dry to be tacky. This is a great way to keep the Holder closed. Give it a try!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Grateful For You Nugget Boxes

I had fun making these Nugget Boxes. We are hosting our church small group this weekend and I wanted to make something as a take-home party favor. Here in Tennessee, fall is in all its glory! The trees are gorgeous with leaves of golds, reds, yellows and greens. I wanted to reflect that in these nugget boxes.

Here is a close-up of one of the boxes!

When you open the box, there is a "Grateful For You" message.

Stamp Sets: Vintage Leaves, Acorny Thank You (sentiment)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
DSP: Orchard Harvest DSP (retired 2012 Holiday)
Inks: Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo
Framelits: Leaflets Framelits
Punches: Washi Label (retired)
Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips
Embellishments: Kraft Rope Trim
Other: Tombow Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Stamping Sponges

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Giving Thanks Scarecrow

I love to peruse stamping YouTube videos and saw this cute Scarecrow Treat Box. I don't "CASE" very often but thought this was really cute. Here is the link to the ChicknScratch video, I did make a few minor changes along the way. Isn't this Scarecrow the cutest? Three mini Twix candies fit perfectly. I can see a lot of possibilities for this box!

Stamp Sets: Cookie-Cutter Halloween, Basket of Wishes (sentiment)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
DSP: Petals & Paisleys DSP
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Framelits/Thinlits: Tags & Labels Framelits, Flourish Thinlits (leaf)
Punches: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pen
Embellishments: 3/8” Ribbon Trio Pack – Mint Macaron, Rhinestones,
     Crystal Effects on the nose (retired)
Other: Tombow Glue, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

To order supplies from me, go to and choose me as your Demonstrator when completing your order.