Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July from Africa! Even though we miss and are away from our wonderful country, we still celebrate the independence and freedom that we have. Thank you Heavenly Father, for these blessings!

My design today is made up of papers from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Navy print is Carta Bella Baby Mine Boy 12" x 12" Collection;  the rest: Prima's Stationer's Desk. Papers are distressed with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink.

Lace is Cluny Lace Natural with Gold; stars are die cut from Spellbinders Starts Five; enamel dots are Simple Stories Cozy Christmas; glitter is Gold Stickles. Sentiment is computer generated. 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Have a wonderful day with family and friends! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tea Tag

Treat a friend to tea! This tag has a little pocket to hold a couple of tea bags...attach the tag to a gift bag filled with tasteful flavors...
a perfect thank you gift or pick-me-up!

I began with a 3 1/2" x 8" piece of cardstock and scored it at the 2" mark to make the pocket. I covered both the back and pocket with Kaisercraft designer paper from their "Key to My Heart" pad

The background print is a collage print, so I took a wood frame from Prima's Wood Embellishments in Stationer's Desk, sponged it with a bit of white craft ink, then glued it directly over the Eiffel Tower on the collage paper. I added some Hazel and Ruby Sequins in "Shine and Sparkle" and called the background done.

I folded the pocket up, covered it with more Kaisercraft "Key to My Heart" then added a Venise Lace "Valentina" border, stapling it at the edges to hold the pocket in place. Using the lace to hold the pocket in place gives a bit more room in the pocket for the tea bags.

Last addition to the tag: a seam binding ribbon bow (two colors...Soft Seafoam and Paradise Aqua) made with an Original Bow Easy, topped with an ivory Petaloo Botanica Mini bloom. Oh, and the tea bags!

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Have a great week!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Berries and Blossoms Tag

I have really been enjoying creating tags as of late...

They are a great touch to add that special touch to a plain gift bag.

This tag is made using decorator paper from Graphic 45's "Time to Flourish -Classic" (floral/berry pattern and stamps) and "Time to Flourish Patterns and Solids" (gingham pattern). Wow, really difficult to fight my paper hoarding tendencies and cut into these papers...they are sooo beautiful (the wild strawberries on this pattern sheet are simply sweet!). You can see all of the Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish" HERE. 

Extras on this design: 
Original Bow Easy to create the bow along with: May Art's 1/2" Wrinkled Ribbon.  
Cluny Lace in Natural/Gold for the border.
Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips for dimension. 
The button is from my stash.

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Just a note: Sharon still has her background stamp sale happening, also all Bo Bunny 50% off! 

Thanks so very much for stopping by! Have a great week!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Super Simple

Sometimes all you need is a sheet of pretty decorator paper and a quick and easy stamp set!  The paper here is My Mind's Eye Market Street "Nob Hill." Loving the prints in this pad of decorator paper! Lovely and fresh!

I stamped the butterfly from JustRite's clear "Grand Sentiments" stamp set and Versafine Black Onyx ink (my favorite ink for crisp, clear sentiment stamping) onto the reverse print of the background panel decorator paper. 

This is one versatile set for sentiments...beautiful font for all the basic greetings and great smaller sized verses!

The butterfly is attached to the background panel with pieces of Thermoweb 3D Foam strips and blinged up with some Kaisercraft Rhinestones. 

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for dropping by! Have a great Sunday! 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bird on Branch Gift Tag


A quick tag today for a gift bag. 

The base is layers of Kaisercraft Curiosity the muted tones and pretty print on these two choices...perfect for a subtle backdrop for my bird. A May Art's 5/8" Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon piece acts as a border between the two prints. The center stitch in the ribbon comes in different colors...I especially love the pink center stitch...look to see that in the near future! I taped the burlap ribbon down with Scor-Tape for a sure hold.

The bird on a branch is from Prima's "Princess Wood Embellishments." I distressed the wood die cut with both brown and white craft inks; after it dried I stamped music notes on it with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and JustRite's "Shabby Music Background" stamp. I layered the bird onto a Spellbinder's Classic Oval and Classic Scalloped oval using a piece of Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip for dimension. The tiny wood heart accent is MME Wood Shapes Necessities.

A chocolate brown Seam Binding Ribbon finishes the design.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for dropping by for a peek!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Textured Victorian

My design today is all about texture...texture with a Victorian feel.

When I think "Victorian,"  I think of cameos, jet black jewelry, rosettes, and fabulous--sometimes over the top--textures.

I attempted to capture some of these in today's design.

I began with a base of black, flocked designer paper from Kaisercraft's "Something Blue" pad. If you have been here previously, you may have heard me praise the different textures that are often present in a Kaisercraft pad. Well, this pad does not disappoint!

I layered a border of May Art's 1.5" Satin Pleats Ribbon onto the base, then covered it with another piece of ribbon, May Art's 1/8" Velvet Ribbon. Two elegant textures combined!

I die cut two ivory ovals with Spellbinders Classic Oval dies; then ran the top oval through my Cuttle Bug using Spellbinder's Celebrations "Framed Canvas" Embossing Folder for added texture. Love this embossing folder...what a delicate and pretty print!

I mounted the ovals on top of a black cardstock rosette, created with my Score It.

Next the cameo silhouette was die cut using Spellbinders Dies D-Lite "Silhouette" die. I mounted the silhoutte on the textured oval with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip, then added a Kaisercraft Rhinestone for the final accent.

I hope that you enjoyed today's design. Be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all linked product, and so much more!

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek! 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Happy Hello

Time for a happy hello! Easy to do with 
just like the name has adhesive backing!

Let's start with the base of the card...layers of Prima's "Forever Young" paper, along with a border of the cork, make up the card. The Forever Young paper is really fun...perfect for kiddie bday cards, baby cards, all sorts of "young" designs...and not in the typical pink and blue colorway. Fun!

The sentiment tag is also cut from the Forever Young paper using a Spellbinders "Back to Basics Tags" die. A piece of May Art's twill ribbon is threaded through the tag hole, then the entire piece is mounted with a Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip.

The alphabet sentiment is cut using Spellbinder's Font One Uppercase Alphabet dies...the cork cuts like a dream with the dies, then adheres easily with the sticky backing. 

Fast, simple, and hopefully will put a smile on the recipient's face!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Have a great week! May is flying by!