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Rolled Roses Thank You Card

Hello everyone! I was inspired by May Park’s rolled felt flowers using our Flower Circles Die to make my card for today. I used patterned paper instead of felt and thought I should share a few tricks I’ve learned for conditioning paper to make it easier to roll. 1. Choose a few patterned paper you like. Diecut with the biggest scalloped circle die from Flower Circles Die. 2. Slice the scalloped circle diecut open and use the end of a paint brush to shape it into a spiral shape. We call this “conditioning the paper”. 3. Wrap the conditioned paper on your finger tip to help shape it into a flower. 4. Lay the rolled flower loose on your table and glue the loose end to the body. 5. Use the end of a paint brush again to roll the tips of the petals out for a more realistic look. 6. Apply liquid glue […]

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3D Suspension Tree Card – Simon Says Stamp Holiday Release

Hello everyone! Popped in to share another card I made with Suspension Tree Die from Simon Says Stamp New Holiday Release. I made a 3D suspension tree from it. Here is a closeup. Hope you can see the dimension? Two Step How-to 1. Die cut 3 white circles and 3 red trees; fold in half. Score a tree on its back with the back of a craft knife and a ruler will make it easier to fold. 2. Adhere trees to circles and adhere the circles back to back with a twine in the center. Easy, right? :) I had fun playing with the new release and I hope that you will too! There is also a super cute coordinating stamp set for this die: Order the Die & Stamp Set and save here. Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting! SUPPLIES (And some of my favorites from this release.)

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No-Sew Fabric Inspiration Board – HGTV HOME at Jo-Ann Stores with Extra Savings Coupon

Hello everyone! I am very excited to share today’s review post. As much as I love paper, I love fabric too! And occasionally, I get to play with new fabric lines! Like the HGTV HOME™ review kit I received from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. Meet my new no-sew fabric inspiration board! A perfect wall decor for my craft room! If you follow my blog, you probably know that I am kinda into embroidery hoops lately. Haha! I want one for the wall and I want it BIG. All my pretty paper are too small for the 18″ hoop so fabric came to rescue! It was love at first sight. The fabrics are very thick and sturdy yet soft to the touch. They are good for pillow, table runner or some other craft project for your home. I couldn’t resist but play with my paper crafting tools with them: Fabric […]

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RIC #26 – Sending Christmas Joy

Hello everyone! It is time for another Runway Inspired challenge! The floral dress pattern reminded me of origami flowers! So I turned the TV on and took my time in making a  poinsettia for my card! I could not make the flower center following the tutorial, so I cut the center off and flattened it out! LOVE the result! The perforated chevron border was another unintended cool effect: the paper was too thin for the embossing folder so I turn it over and used it this way! Yay! Happy with how this card turned out! Only a week till Christmas! I hope that you can find some time to join us in the Runway Inspired Challenge! Stop by other DT girls’ blogs for their amazing projects this week! Aga Angeline Jennifer Laura Pamela Tasnim Virginia Wida

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Tuesday Trigger: Happy Happy Joy Joy

I am in a mood for leaves and repeated patterns! Checkout this week’s Tuesday Trigger! And here is my take: I saw Terri sanded her embossed Bazzill Basics swiss dot paper here and could not wait to try it:) My dots are not as raised as hers because I ran my paper through my die cut machine first. Spring Flowers die by Lifestyle Crafts. We have been on shorts for a couple of weeks here in Arizona:) Hope that you have a sunny day too! Snails are from a free template I get from Calendar of the Month Club by Scout Creative :) Have Fun!

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Gift Card Holder for Mom

This week’s Joy’s Life Design Team Challenge is to create a project with something that moves… Well, the ribbon unties to reveal a gift card inside in this project:) I do not use ribbons much (though I have a ton of them) but now I see why we need a ribbon hole border punch:) I would like to share how I did this with a Mcgills Hand Punch 1. Start with a piece of 4-1/4″ x 9-3/4″ cardstock, long side at top, score at 1-1/4″ and 4-1/4″; fold. 2. Mark every 1/2″ starting from the middle on the short 1-1/4″ flap (as shown) 3. Punch ribbon holes. This is when I wish I had a border one. You can use a 1/8″ hole punch and punch on both sides of the marks as well. As long as your ribbon will go through. 4. Mark the middle two holes on the […]

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Say Thanks with some Handmade flowers

If you are here for the Joy’s Life Blog Hop and Giveaway, click here. If you are here for the 40% off at Lifestyle Crafts, click here.   Made for Practical Solutions Week: The DIY Embellishments Challenge. Bigger flower is the same handmade flower as seen in my posts here and here :) I have made a bunch of them so I just grabbed one, heat embossed some leaves from Spunky Nature (My Cute Stamps) and also heat embossed a less dominant sentiment from CL129 (Hero Arts). I punched out the smaller flower from some scrap, rolled it on a mouse pad with a scoring tool, and added a pearl colored with a marker to match the colors. I faux stitched the dash lines, does it count as an embellishment too? :) I popped the flowers on with some foam dots – love the dimensions! Hope that you have a great day! […]

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