Hello everyone! Have you noticed that Christmas cards are starting to pop up everywhere? I’m back in the clean and graphic mood lately and wanted to share a card created with my favorite tree die from Lifestyle Crafts / We R Memory Keepers. The Dimensional Tree Die And here is my card. I layered two die cuts for some extra dimension. The white layers were actually left from my Christmas Gumball Tree project I’ve shared before. Is it Christmas yet? :) Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!
Hello everyone! Have you heard the news that We R Memory Keepers and American Crafts are now one company? I am excited about this acquisition. For my Studio post today, I used the new WRMK Flower Punch Board and some beautiful paper from AC/Pebbles Special Delivery. The flowers are BIG – ranging from 3″ to 9″ in diameter. I had so much fun mixing and matching the sizes. It is amazing how these beautiful flowers were made from a simple punch board and a stem kit! Flower sizes and simple directions are printed on the board but it took me a while to figure out how to fold the petals. Once you have it figured out, it will be very fun and relaxing! So I put together a quick tutorial to share today! Tutorial Flower Size: S (5″ dia.) Paper Size: 2-5/8″ x 12″ 1. Punch and Score: Follow the directions printed on the board. 2. Fold the […]
Hello everyone! Popped in to share a card I made for a publication call. It didn’t get picked for that issue but I loved it anyway. Here is the sketch: As shared before in [The Missing Manual for Card Making] Stretch A Sketch, I rotated the sketch, gave the elements meaning and added special touches with stitched “X”s and dots “O”s :) It is a winning card in my book. All paper and embellishments are from Pebbles Yours Truly collection. Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!
Hello everyone! I’m sharing two 4th of July cards over at Pebbles’s Blog today and thought it would be fun to share another one here using the same collection: Americana! I started with my favorite paper from this collection “Home of the Brave“. The word “Sparkle” on it inspired me to spell “celebrate” using some white glitter foam alphabet stickers. I also used foam adhesive to add more dimension to the card. To my US friends and families – Happy 4th! Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting! SUPPLIES Pebbles – Americana – Home of the Brave 12×12 Paper Pebbles – Americana – 4th of July 12×12 paper Pebbles – Americana – Cardstock Stickers Waffle Flower – Surface Tag Die – Starter Kit Tombow – Mono Multi Liquid glue
Hello everyone! I was excited about all the new dies and embossing folders from Lifestyle Crafts / We R Memory Keepers. I immediately ordered a few of my favorites using my Studio Team credits. I played with the Mason Jar Die yesterday and wanted to share what I have discovered while playing: a faux watercolor look on Vellum! The Mason Jar was screaming to be cut with vellum! The technique is very simple: use your Copics or any other alcohol markers to color in the embossing window. Use as a template is one of my favorite features of this die! I was putting the colors on very liberally and was happy with the results! I traced the patterns with a 0.05 Copic multiliner to give them more definition. It was a nice surprise to find out that the “Be happy, it’s a decision.” sentiment from our Bowtiful Stamp Set fits nicely in the banners. Remember to bend your clear sentiment stamps if needed. I die […]
Hello everyone! I had a crafty weekend and finally got around to play with the new release from Pebbles, the Birthday Wishes Collection! As a design team member, I’ve had this happy collection in my stash for a little while. I’m so excited that we finally get to share our projects! I have a card, a tag and a technique to share today! Paper Pieced Birthday Card I love the two little stamps in this collection. They are just perfect for the paper piecing technique. I first die cut a window from my card base. I used Waffle Flower’s brand new Surface – Tag Die – Starter Kit. I used a ruler to help me place it straight on paper and then used a piece of washi tape to hold the die in place while running it through the diecut machine. I then used the Surface – Tag Die – Scallop Add-on […]
Hello everyone! Happy Memorial Day! I made a card in honor of our hero. The Americana collection from Pebbles is by far my favorite patriotic line. I love that there is a nice kraft color mixed in the traditional red, white and blue. My favorite paper is this “Home of the Brave” paper from which I cut out my sentiment for the card. The pinwheel and the US flag tag are both ready made embellishments from the same collection. I trimmed one of the cardstock shape that says “Made in the USA” to make my banner on top. I also used foam adhesive to add more dimension to the card. God bless those who serve their country. Thank you for stopping by. Happy Crafting! Supplies