Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hanging Blossoms


I pulled out my Copic Sketch Markers to do a little coloring today...LaBlanche Silicone Stamps are some of my favorites for coloring...they are shaded so lovely...you just can add hints of color and have a lovely final product! 


After coloring the image, Spellbinder Rectangle dies were used to clean cut the edges. Love dies and the "professional" sharp, embossed edge that they provide!

The background paper used today is Kaisercraft's "Oh La La."

A May Art's 1/2" Loop Trim border, along with a shabby Seam Binding Ribbon Bow (Cameo Beige and Tangerine, made with Original Bow Easy...look HERE to see how it's made!) add extra interest.


Here's the inside...I used Stamp Simply Clear "He Has Risen" stamp set and Versafine Onyx Black ink for the sentiment.


People often ask how I present a card like this when it has a larger dimensional bow or embellishment on it...how does it fit into an envelope?  Well, my answer is a Crystal Clear Box. I slip my card into it to hand deliver, or, in the case of mailing, I slip the filled Crystal Clear Box into a small, padded mailing envelope and then send. It does take more postage than a flat card, but sometimes a little piece of dimensional art is worth it! ;) 

And, the Crystal Clear boxes also make great little gifts 
when filled with notecard sets!

Hope that you've enjoyed today's post. All linked product is from 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook Trio



So fun to use...easy as well with many beautiful prints and choices!



This first design has a layered background of a print from the Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook 8 x 8" decorator paper pad. 

It is simply layered with black cardstock, with a smaller feature panel popped up with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips for dimension.

The beautiful butterfly chipboard piece is from Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook Decorative Chipboard package, found HERE. 

A Kaisercraft Rhinestone adds a bit of bling.



This little gift tag is perfect for a gift bag or package. It also features decorator paper from the Graphic 45 8 x 8" pad; the lovely "bee yourself" border is also included in the Nature's Sketchbook 8 x 8" pad.  The chipboard bumblebee is also from the chipboard set linked above. 

A bow of May Art's Burlap String ties it all together.


The final design of the trio uses one of the beautiful Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook Ephemera Cards...so lovely. It also features Alternew's "Halftone Thanks" stamp and Altenew "Thanks" die sets. 

The ephemera card is layered upon black cardstock with a side border of May Art's 2.5" Cotton Blend Vintage Ribbon--Plain. The "thanks" die cut is adhered to the image panel with Tombow Mono Multi Glue and the rest of the sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

 A Seam Binding ribbon bow (made with an Original Bow Easy) and lady bug chipboard piece add an extra special touch. 

I hope that you've enjoyed today's design. 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

CAS Tea Cup

Here's a quick and easy, CAS, easy to mail, tea cup card using Altenew's Vintage Tea Cup stamp and die sets.


The base is covered with the "Botanica" papers, along with a border of May Art's 1/8" Velvet Ribbon and jet black Kaisercraft Rhinestones. 

Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips attach the cup and saucer to the design adding extra dimension.

Clean and as simple as you can get!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.






Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lacy Heart

My design today would be suitable for a last minute Valentine
or for wedding wishes:


I really love this Spellbinder's "Lace Hearts" die set. Oh my, the dies included really add a beautiful touch to pretty much anything! Plus, there are two heart shaped borders, two different heart centers; a key, and the beautiful flourish shown on my design.

My heart is die cut from Spectrum Ultra Noir white cardstock and  is glued (Tombow Mono Multi Glue) onto Kaisercraft "Always and Forever" decorator paper. 

Melissa Frances Pearls make for a pretty accent.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!




Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Postcard and Posies


I wanted to go with a little something different today, so pulled a wooden postcard by Kaisercraft out to play with. 
The postcard can make a nice thoughtful gift...
a little something to lift up someone's day! 

The postcard comes in a natural color, but I decided that I wanted to go lighter...so I coated it with Dina Wakley Gesso. After the gesso dried, I very lightly stenciled a pattern near the top left of the card with Tim Holtz "Mesh" stencil. It came out a bit dark initially, so I ended up adding more gesso over the top. You can still barely see the pattern if you look very hard...lol. It does add a bit more "in real life."

I then glued (Tombow Mono Multi glue) a strip of burlap onto the postcard base. Gesso was added to cover most of the burlap; allowing just a bit to show though. A piece of lace from my stash (a good sub would be May Art's 5/8" Crochet Lace or Cluny 1" lace) was glued on, and gesso was also applied over it. Petaloo Botanica Flowers in Fuchsia were added to one corner.

The "stamp" is a Prima Wood Embellishment (Stationer's Desk) butterfly; a Prima Say it in Crystals (Princess) gemstone added a touch of bling.

A meaningful message or stamped sentiment came be added to the back of the card before presentation. A Crystal Clear Box is perfect for dimensional designs!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Always and Forever

I was looking through my paper stash and found this lovely pad that I have hardly used: Kaisercraft's "Always and Forever." What pretty prints...and a perfect sheet for today's Valentine!

The text in the sheet that I chose has gold foiled letters--a perfect match for Bazzill Gold Mirror cardstock! My photos do not do a great job at capturing the glimmer and gleam from the gold...but, you can get an idea:



The die is Spellbinders "Royal Love." What a delicate design! I glued the die cut to the background with dabs of Mono Multi Glue and then accented it with champagne colored Kaisercraft Rhinestones.


It is a simple design, but easy to mail. Also, the gleaming gold really adds a special, standout touch. Guess my honey will be getting more than one Valentine this year! 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope your week is happy!

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)
 http://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2017

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!