Wednesday, January 18, 2017

2017 Pantone-- Greenery!

I've noticed a few different decorating and crafty blogs mentioning Pantone's "Color of the Year" 2017 -- Greenery. What a great pick! Look to see crisp green tones in all sorts of designs this year. 
You can read about Pantone color choices (sorry I can't link this within my blog, if you are interested, please copy and paste)

But, before you look at that link, please take a peek at my design today featuring the same fresh "Greenery" color:

 This gorgeous paper is Graphic 45's "Nature's Sketchbook." You can see all of "Nature's Sketchbook" products HERE.

A thankful sentiment was added using the Stamp Simply clear "Many Thanks" stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

I began by layering the black print from the 8 x 8" decorator pad  onto black cardstock. A Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook Ephemera Card was then added, along with some twinkling Kaisercraft Rhinestones.  May Art Velvet Ribbon and May Art 1/4" Crochet Lace Trim become a pretty border to highlight the design. This card measures 4.5" x 7.5."

Take a look at this ephemera card close up...gorgeous!

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!

Take a look around...
are you seeing more green in decor and fashion? 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Valentine and Lace

I've finished the Valentine that I am going to send MY Valentine who is currently overseas. I need to get it in the mail so it is delivered in a timely manner. Since it will be traveling half way around the world, I decided to make it quite flat, with just a bit of dimension.

Even though I was shooting for "flat," I still wanted it to have some special touches that would stand out. Stencil and paste embossing fit the bill...along with a curved border and a cheesecloth embellished heart!

I began with basic white cardstock, then used Tim Holtz "Lace" stencil and Dreamweavers White Embossing Paste to cover the main panel. I die cut the curve with Spellbinders Scalloped Border Dies 2 and then also applied the lace stencil/embossing paste to it. I glued the scalloped piece onto the stenciled background using Tombow Mono Multi Glue.

I did emboss the heart before die cutting it with a Spellbinders Classic Heart die. The heart is embellished with a Kaisercraft pearl and then layered over Dritz cheesecloth.

The stencil embossed panel is popped up with some Thermoweb 3D Foam strips. 

Hope my Honey likes it!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


It's still "frosty" where we live; in fact, winter is just beginning! 
There will be many more snowmen constructed in months to come in the U.P. of Michigan!

Isn't this snowman cute? He is a Spellbinders die from their 

I began by making a crackled icy background using Tim Holtz "Crackle" Stencil and Dreamweavers Regular White Embossing Paste layered onto white cardstock, Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth. I sprinkled Floracraft Twinklets Diamond Dust Glitter directly on the embossing paste while it was wet.

Mr. Snowman was also glittered up using Tombow Multi Mono Glue and the same Floracraft Twinklets. He has a bow tie made of May Art's Metallic String. Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips pop up the image panel for added dimension.

All linked products are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by and stay warm!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Sweet Treats

Hi! I like to have cards around that can be considered "all occasion," suitable for thank you, birthday, or thinking of you designs. Today's quick project is just that.

Loving Graphic 45's "Cafe Parisian" line! Especially the 8 x 8" decorator paper matches up with a smaller print 6 x 6" "Patterns and Solids" pad, as well as ephemera cards and two types chipboard die cuts. You can find all of the "Cafe Parisian" products HERE. I used the 8 x 8" paper and Chipboard #1 Die cuts (small button on bow) from the Cafe Parisian line for this card.

Other supplies used today: Seam Binding ribbon in Cameo Beige bow made with an Original Bow Easy tool; Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips for added dimension. 

Quick and easy! All set to stamp whichever sentiment needed and send out!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Merry and Bright

Here's another quick and easy-to-mail design using Spellbinder's "Christmas Tag Set" dies. This great die set makes up numerous 
tag shapes, some with fabulous embossed details.

The card and tag are made up of Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and My Mind's Eye Comfort and Joy decorator paper.

The tag is tied with May Art's Metallic String and has a Kaisercraft Rhinestone attached. Layers of Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips pop the tag up for added dimension.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Just for You Christmas Gift Tag

Hello! I wanted to pop in quick and show you another Christmas gift tag--there are a couple of steps, yet it comes together fairly quick!

I began with Kaisercraft "Silent Night" decorator paper. I cut four strips of different prints to attach to the base of the gift tag. The cute image is also from the Kaisercraft pad.

I pleated the border down the center of the tag using 1/4" Scor Tape and May Art's 1/2" Wrinkled Ribbon. The Scor Tape is double sided, quite sticky, and really holds the ribbon well.

A bow of the Wrinkled Ribbon, fashioned with the Original Bow Easy, tops of the tag.

The sentiment is from the Stamp Simply Clear "Jesus" set, stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. It was then die cut with a Spellbinder Classic Oval die.

Final touch to point out: a bouquet of frosted berries-- Petaloo's Botanica Sugar Berry Clusters.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Gift Tag

Hello: I wanted to pop in today and show you the tag that I made for a tag exchange for the monthly stamping group that I attend. The ladies all made wonderful fun to see everyone's special designs and especially great to be able to take home a sample of each!

Here's my tag:

The supplies that I used:

Spellbinders Die D-Lites Flakes and Skates
Doodle Bug Designs Here Comes Santa Claus designer paper
Seam Binding Ribbon 
Original Bow Easy
Bakers Twine
Versamagic Cloud White Chalk Ink
Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips
Silver Jingle Bell
Kaisercraft Rhinestone

Just a few notes: The bottom of the tag was trimmed with pinking shears; I curled the bakers twine using a solution of water and corn starch, wrapped around a straw, and let dry. The bottom skate was glued down and the top skate was popped up for dimension with a foam strip.

You can find a tutorial for the shabby bow HERE.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Hope all of your preparations are coming along! 
Have a great remainder to your week!