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Five for Friday & A Poppy Pod Bouquet Card

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! I drew the flower pod in our Flower Circles Stamp Set with a poppy pod in mind. It makes me smile every time I see it in use. This week’s Five for Friday, I’m sharing some love for poppy pods. Five for Friday For a rustic wedding Fresh with coral Simple & Elegant Dried & Dyed In Print I like how Michelle describes the poppy pods: they are “like little jewels of the garden”. Poppy Pod Bouquet Card I was so inspired by the poppy pod bouquet photo that I made this card: How-tos Here is how to create this look: 1. Stamp 5 pods on some scrap piece of white cardstock, using Peeled Paint distress ink. 2. Cut-out closely following the stamp. Don’t worry if you have white edges, the inking will cover them all up. Color the bottom half with Evergreen Bough distress ink. 3. Color […]

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[The Missing Manual for Card Making] Stretch A Sketch

This post is part 1 of 1 for The Missing Manual for Card Making

This post is part 1 of 1 for The Missing Manual for Card MakingHello everyone! Today I’m sharing a post for a series of postings I’ve wanted to do for a while. I am one of those people who reads every word in a user manual and hopes there is one for everything, haha! While I am still learning new things everyday, I think I should go ahead and document what I’ve learned. I will share simple bite-size tips in the hope that they will be helpful to someone else too. When I first stumbled across card sketches, I felt like that I found a piece of that missing manual for card making. A sketch takes out the majority of the “guess work”. I believe limitation is what stimulates creativity! The example I’m using today is the sketch for our current Waffle Flower Challenge. It was based on the card on the right. We can follow a sketch closely or give it a little twist to make our card standout. Stretch a […]

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Take Me to Spring Gift Bags + Punch Board Giveaway

Hello everyone! I started to notice that the weather is getting warmer and more people are wearing shorts and flip-flops around here in Arizona. I hope that today’s project can bring a little sunshine to you if it is still cold there. Take Me to Spring Gift Bags Tips & Tricks Since the “legendary” Envelope Punch Board, We R Memory Keepers has expanded the punch board family to five. I used Gift Bag punch board for today’s project. All paper are from Pebbles Garden Party collection. There are many combinations of paper sizes to make a variety of bags. I would like to share what I did and what I learned. Butterfly Bag Paper: 4″Hx12″W; Bag: 3-5/8″W x 2-11/16″H x 2″D I like that it looks like a shopping bag and is big enough for gift cards and small treats! If you are using a patterned paper that has a direction, remember to turn […]

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Happy Hearts Wall Decoration for Valentine’s Day (Cloud Pattern in PDF and .studio)

Hello everyone! I’m sharing a Valentine’s Day decoration on Pebbles Blog today and thought it would be fun to share more step photos and a free pattern here. I picked a few of my favorite patterns from Pebbles Yours Truly collection and die cut a bunch hearts in various sizes. I used a set of nesting dies but you can also hand drew your own. I hand drew a cloud on the grid paper to be my base panel. I’ve made it into a pattern that you can download at the end of this post. I arranged the hearts in a random pattern and adhered them together with some foam adhesive. I also used some printed chipboard shapes for more visual interest. Finished! Download the cloud pattern here: Click on a link to go to the download page. You are welcome to share the projects you make with these  templates as […]

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My Heart Flutters For You – DIY Valentine’s Day

Hello everyone! Popped in to share a quick and easy DIY project for Valentine’s Day using some punch dies from Lifestyle Crafts (We R Memory Keepers). All paper are from Pebbles Yours Truly collection. I used about 1/4 of each 12×12 patterned paper (3 different patterns). The butterfly punch die made it SO easy to die cut all the pieces I needed all at once. I mixed the patterns and stacked the layers with foam dots. Then I bent the top two layers a little to create a dimensional look. That’s it for a quick and easy Valentine’s Day project for the home.  It is so sweet and cute that I will probably keep it up all year round. Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting! SUPPLIES Lifestyle Crafts – Die – Butterfly Punches Lifestyle Crafts – Genius Platform Big Shot Die Cut Machine Tonic – 8.5″ Paper Trimmer Kool Tak […]

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DIY Christmas Advent Calendar + Printable Activity List + A Coupon

Hello everyone! I know It’s been busy on the blog lately, haha! But it’s better to share a Christmas advent calendar earlier than later, right? Even if you don’t do countdowns for Christmas,  you could use it to collect love notes to family members or simply as a decoration, in a fabulously festive way. I’ve got lots of photos to share today! Learn how to make the big 3D star, paper trees and reindeer in my post here. Supplies Printable Christmas Countdown Activity List (free download here!) Paper Scissors Adhesive String (I used twine) Envelope Punch Board (Or a scoring board to make envelopes) Crazy Mesh (Gold Metallic) [Optional] Decorative Punches [Optional] * All supplies were found and bought at Jo-Ann Store (coupon linked below) The Tree The first thing I did was to wrap the tree with some gold metallic mesh for an instant festive lift. We’ve had this […]

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[Video Tutorial] DIY Pom-Pom Spider for Halloween Decoration + a Coupon

Hello everyone! Today’s project was inspired by a wooden stick that I found in front of our home. I’ve wanted to try spray paints for a while and I knew immediately that I could use the stick with pom-pom spiders for the Jo-Ann #spookyspaces campaign for Halloween! I remembered seeing a “pompom garland” tip sheet at the “Creativity Made Simple” shelf at my local Jo-Ann store and knew that I could find the pom-pom makers there. My objective was to create a neat Halloween decoration for under $25.  So with my coupons I began. For a moment, I was distracted by the black feather wreath, face paints and all the cute decorations for Halloween, but I pretty much stuck to the plan and made all of the items shown below (including the glass and beads) for $24.74! Halloween Mantel Decoration I couldn’t resist the black burlap. It was screaming to be […]

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