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Avery Elle – Friends Are Like Stars Card

Hello everyone! Popped in to share a card I made with the Written in the Stars stamp set for Avery Elle. A cool take on the nautica/star trend, right? I like all the sentiments from this set especially the friendship one. And here is my take: Nothing fancy here. I punched a 2-1/2″ circle to make a mask, heat embossed a few stars and colored in with some distress ink. I found out that I needed more stars after distressing the piece so I stamped a few more in white pigment ink and went over them with a white gel pen to make them opaque – almost as good as heat embossed, right? :) The trees are from Happy Camper Stamp set. Thank you for stopping by. Don’t forget to check out Donna’s blog today! Happy stamping!

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Pebbles – 3D Flower Gift Box – Back to Basics Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello everyone! Welcome to Pebbles Back to Basics Blog Hop! We are focusing on Pebbles Basics Line today. I did some mix-and-match on this 3D flower top gift box. All of the paper I used are from Basics Medium Weight Paper Pad 12″X12″. There are 6 patterns in 8 colors in this pad. I love that there is a cute floral pattern (as seen in purple here) among the other timeless basic patterns: swiss dot, polka dot, zigzag, gingham and notebook paper. Look how well the colors go together! The circled hello is a chipboard shape from Basics Chips Printed Chipboard Pieces. The pink flower center is from Pebbles Candy Dots: Bonbons. The Twine is from American Crafts Baker’s Twine Value Pack ( which is a great color match to the Pebbles Basics paper pad). The box was cut by Silhouette. All the score lines are actually perforated by the […]

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PS Sparks – New Digs – Cool Shades Challenge

If you are here for my Year 1 Giveaway, click here! If you are here for the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop, click here! Hello everyone! It is time for another Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge! The third week of each month is always a Cool Shades Color Challenge. This week we are using this cool color combo: Choo Choo! I combined it with the Moxie Fab World – The Square Punch Challenge. I used the EK Success 1″ square punch and the Marvy purple square punch on my card. Stamp set is Vogue Adobe by Paper Smooches. More inspirations on the following DT girls’ blogs: Ashley Marcu Jessica Davis Lori Tecler Savannah O’Gwynn  Find out more details on the challenge and download some cool digi stamps here. I can’t wait to see what you will create! Happy stamping!

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Summer Theme Mini Card Set

Happy Tuesday Crafters! :) Today I am sharing a mini card set I made using GCD Studios Flower Child Paper and Gelatins Stamps Welcome Springtime. Just some patterned paper, a label punch and a butterfly punch plus the square stamps. The finished card size is 3″x3″. They make great just because notecards :) Love me some bright colors for summer :) Very easy to make for giving as a gift too! Thank you for stopping by. Happy Crafting!

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Best Pops Ever

Morning, Crafters! A week away from Father’s day. Are your cards made yet? :) Here is one of mine: The finished card size is 5.5″ x 5.5″. I had a lot of fun playing with my dies and punches on this one. The popcorns were die cut from colored cardstock scraps:) No coloring or hand cutting = super quick and easy! :) Like the fun sentiment? It is from Sweet Popsicle Puns by Joy’s Life. There are some cute popsicles and sweet sentiments for summer in this set, check it out here. I just love the punches in the American Crafts Knockouts Value Kit. I even gave one kit away before. The punches are cute and cuts very clean. If you are just starting with your punch collection, it is a great kit to get :) Come join us in Joy’s Life “Fun in Sun” bloghop & giveaway this Saturday […]

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Glittered Hello Dog Card

Today I am sharing another card I made for Joy’s Life. This dog silhouette just makes me happy! One of the reasons I like Joy’s Life sentiment sets is that they are so versatile! “Happy”, “Day” and “!!!” are all from Holiday Occasions Set and they fit perfectly in the EK Success Photo Captions Punch! :) You might also interested in my previous post: 5 Ways to Use Banner Tabs! :) Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting! Supplies Tag You’re It ONE Holiday Occasions Pigment Inkpad – Berry Photo Captions Punch Fancy Envelope Tabs Edge It Kit InLinkz.com Use code WAFFLE to get 20% off your entire order on lifestylecrafts.com and get free shipping on orders over $25 (ends April 30, 2012)

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Easter Chickie

Hello Everyone, Nina here with another Joy’s Life Design Team project. This week Joy challenged us to create something Easter or Spring related. I have this tulip die that I wanted to make into a chickie foot the moment I saw it:) So I created this chickie: I used a scalloped circle punch for the chick body and free hand cut the nose and comb. Sentiment from Holiday Occasions Set by Joy’s Life. It fits perfectly in the Photo Captions Large Punch by EK Success :) Love my sentiments fit into my punches:) Do you know that the hearts in the new release set fit perfectly in the Marvy Extra Jumbo Heart Punch (The yellow one) ? I did a little happy dance myself:) You can still get 10% off when you order all four sets and get free shipping, details here! Don’t forget to check out Joy’s Life Design Team […]

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