Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Scrappy Tails Crafts - Butterfly Pop Up Card

  Happy Wednesday, my friends!

It's time for a fun new Scrappy Tails Crafts project!  

This week I'm combining several fabulous dies,
into one super fun pop up card!. 

Here's my card:

Isn't that cute?
I started with the Flower Vase Pop Up Card Die.
However, instead of cutting the base twice, to form an octagon,
I cut it only once.
This makes an adorable little vase.
(Sabrina taught me this trick!)

The "Hello" and shadow, came from the Slimline Shadow Box Craft Die Set.
to cut all the filler from double-sided papers.
That way there is still color and pattern from the back side.

To finish things off, I added the gorgeous butterfly from the Flying Butterflies Die Set.
 I cut both of the butterfly pieces from blue textured cardstock.
I left the shadow piece alone, but heat embossed the intricate piece,
using a pretty blue glittered embossing powder.
I then adhered just the body portion of the two butterfly pieces together,
before tucking it into the vase.

Finally, here's a look at the Butterfly Pop Up Card folded flat.

Scrappy Tails dies are so much fun to play with!
They all work with each other to make fun new creative projects!

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Thanks for stopping by today!
See you again very soon!

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Here are all the links:

Scrappy Tails Crafts Shop

Scrappy Tails Crafts Blog

Scrappy Tails Facebook

Monday, 26 July 2021

Colour Blast by Bee Arty - Guest DT Post

 Hello, my friends!

I'm back with my second Guest DT post for Colour Blast by Bee Arty
If you missed my first Guest DT post, you can find it HERE.

If you're not familiar with Colour Blast by Bee Arty...
it's a fantastic shop located in Australia.
They carry an incredible line of mixed media products,
along with all of our usual addictions:
paper, stamps, dies, stencils, etc.
They also offer a monthly kit subscription,
and these kits are loaded with incredible products!

I've created several projects for my second post.
I just kept playing and having lots of fun. 

I'll have links to all the fabulous products at the end of the post.

First, I made a tag:

For this first tag, I used a paper from the gorgeous Grateful Heart Collection.
I began with a black cardstock tag base,
and then cut the decorative paper to fit.
I fussy cut around the flowers and leaves,
and left them extending past the tag.

I die-cut the lovely butterflies using the Butterfly Effect Die.
I folded the wings up and then adhered them in place.
I added some glitter and bling, and a ribbon.

I also fussy cut some of the other leaves in the design,
and curled them up to add more dimension, as shown below.

Then I made another tag:

Here I used another black cardstock tag base,
and added another paper from the collection.
I first stamped the basket and the flowers onto the tag background.
I also stamped numerous flowers on the background.
I then stamped both the basket and flowers onto watercolour paper.
I coloured them in with watercolours, and fussy cut them out.
I added both elements in place on the tag, using foam tape.
Finally, I added some Stickles to the center of each flower,
and a ribbon at the top of the tag.
Aren't the hydrangea gorgeous?

Then I made a card:

For this card I used a black cardstock card base.
I cut a piece of watercolour paper to fit.
I then stamped the Forever Stamp Set with embossing ink,
and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

I coloured the rose and banner in with watercolours,
and then did the smooshing technique to add some soft colour to the background.
Finally, I added some Stickles for a little sparkle.

Finally, I made three notecards:

For these three cards, I simply cut the panels from the Gathers - Cut & Colour Paper.
I made black cardstock bases and adhered the panels to them.
Again, I added touches of Stickles to each card,
and finished them off with a ribbon bow.

Colour Blast by Bee Arty Products Used:

 Grateful Heart Papers;

Butterfly Effect Die;

Hydrangea Basket Stamp Set;

Forever Stamp Set;

Gathers - Cut & Colour Paper.

Other Materials Used:
Tim Holtz Distress Tool;
Diamond Stickles:
Celebrate It Ribbon:
Ranger Detail Black Embossing Powder;
Stampendous Embossing Ink.

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Big THANKS to Paige for having me as a Guest DT this month!
Don't forget to head over to the shop and be inspired!
I know that I am...every time I visit!

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Here are all the links:

Colour Blast by Bee Arty Shop

Colour Blast by Bee Arty Facebook

Colour Blast Pinterest

Colour Blast on Instagram

Friday, 23 July 2021

Altair Art - Rose Garden Notecard Box

 Hello, my friends!

I'm back today with a new project share
 as Brand Ambassador for Altair Art Scrapbooking Papers.

Today I am featuring the gorgeous Rose Garden Collection!
It's such a pretty assortment of soft pinks and greens, and butterflies and flowers!
It was such a joy to work with!

Here's what I made:

It's a notecard box that contains a bundle of four pretty notecards!
I cut the Eileen Hull Post Box Die from white chipboard.
Then I decorated it with the beautiful Rose Garden Papers.

I tied a ribbon around the notecards, so they're easy to pull out.

I then fussy cut an assortment of elements from the kit,
and had fun decorating the box.

I added a little bit of Stickles to all the elements to add some pretty sparkle.

I even decorated the back with this really pretty paper lace strip.

Here are the four notecards.
They are all a white cardstock base, 
with a decorative paper adhered to the front.

Aren't those pretty?
The colours and elements are a gorgeous combination!
Another very inspiring collection!

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Altair Art Products Used:

Other Materials Used:
Eileen Hull Post Box Die;
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool;
White Cardstock;
Offray White Satin Ribbon;
Diamond Stickles

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Thanks so much for stopping in today! 
I'll be back soon with more projects using these pretty papers!

Oh, one more thing...
Altair Art also has a wonderful monthly Challenge,
with a chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Check it out at the blog.

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Here are all the links for you:

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

"Audaciously Awesome" Cards

  Hello, my friends!

Today I have another project share for Kate Hadfield Designs.

Again, I've used Tape Runner adhesive to put it all together.

Kate Hadfield Designs had a fun collaboration with The Lilypad this month.
I had the chance to work with a fabulous digital kit called "Audaciously Awesome".
This kit combines the talents of Kate Hadfield and Kim Jensen.

It is such a fun kit, and depicts everything that my daughter loved best in her younger years! 

As always, with these digital kits, I printed everything out and fussy cut the images.
This time I have created a total of eight fun cards.

Here they are:

These two cards measure 5 1/2".

The two above, and the four below, are all A2 size.

I had so much fun putting these all together!
The papers and elements are all so COOL! ;o)

A fantastic kit for any digital or hybrid projects!

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Products Used:

Audaciously Awesome Digital Kit - Complete Collection from The Lilypad

Audaciously Awesome Options - Partial Kit from Kate Hadfield Designs

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Here are all the Kate Hadfield Links:

Kate Hadfield Designs Shop

Kate Hadfield Blog

Kate Hadfield Facebook

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I used the retractable Tape Runner adhesive to adhere everything in place.
I love the retractable feature of this tape runner. 
It makes it so easy to keep in my Traveler's Notebook kit,
with no danger of the cap coming off or anything getting stuck that shouldn't get stuck! lol
The green one on the top is the retractable one.

Here are all the Tape Runner Links:

Tape Runner Shop

Tape Runner Facebook

Retractable Tape Runner on Amazon  

Monday, 19 July 2021

Maker's Movement - SUMMER Snapshot

 Hello, my friends!

It's time for a new project share for Maker's Movement

I used my Crossover II Machine for die-cutting the larger pieces,
but I also used my fabulous MiniMaker Die Cutting Machine for all the little pieces.

I've also used a combination of really fun stamps and dies:

Here's my card:

I call this one my SUMMER Snapshot! :o)
It was lots of fun to put together. 
I started with die-cutting the polaroid frame.
Then I filled the frame with the wacky waves.
I inked the waves with a little bit of white.

I stamped all the fun summer elements onto watercolor paper,
and colored them with my watercolor paints.
Then I die-cut them out, and adhered them to the waves.

I then die-cut the SUMMER letters from coordinating cardstock,
and adhered them across the bottom of the polaroid frame.

It's just a fun card full of SUMMER memories!

Maker's Movement Products Used:

Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting System,

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'll be back soon with another fun project!

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Here are all the links for you:

Maker's Movement Facebook 

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Bowdabra - Quick and Easy Gift Box Bow

  Hello, my friends!

I'm back today to share a new project for Bowdabra!

If you're not familiar with the Bowdabra, it's a wonderful bow making tool!
Anyone can make a beautiful bow very easily using the Bowdabra!

 Today I'm going to show you how to make a quick and easy gift box bow.
This bow acts like a belly band, and can be slid on and off.
I'm not giving any measurements because you don't need them.
Just follow these steps and you can make the same bow for any size box you have.

I chose a pretty white embossed gift box that measures approximately 6" x 9". 
I then chose a 2 1/2" wired ribbon.
It's important to uses wired ribbon if you want a fluffy bow like this.
I opted to add a paper doily, that I sprayed blue to match my ribbon. 
It makes a nice backdrop for the bow.

Here is how I made it:

Supplies Used:
 Wired Ribbon of Choice;
Paper Doily;
Tape Runner Adhesive;
Gift Box of Choice.

Follow these steps:

1. Cut a piece of the Bowdabra wire approximately 24" long. Fold in half. Insert into the Bowdabra tool, as shown in the photo. Tuck the extra length under the base of the tool. 

2. Wrap the ribbon around the gift box overlapping it, as shown in the photo. Wrap it just loose enough that it will slide on and off.

3. Hold the ribbon where it's overlapped, and slide it off the box. Insert the overlapped section into the Bowdabra tool, keeping the wrap portion free.

4. Make your first loop on the right side. Fold the ribbon back on itself and twist the ribbon. Insert the twist into the Bowdabra tool. The wired ribbon holds the shape of the gift box. I extended my loop a little bit beyond the box shape to allow for fluffing.

5. Now form the same size loop on the left side. Twist the ribbon and insert the twist into the Bowdabra tool.

6. Continue forming and twisting loops until you have three loops on each side.

7. Make one final loop that is half the size of the previous loops. Twist the ribbon, and insert it into the Bowdabra tool. Cut the ribbon off at an equal distance of the last loop.

8. Insert the Bowdabra wand and scrunch down all the ribbon. Pull up the wire. Insert the wire ends through the wire loop. While holding the ribbon down with one hand, pull the wire securely with the other.

9. Remove the bow from the Bowdabra tool. Knot the wire securely.

10. Trim the wire close to the knot.

11. Adhere the paper doily to the center top of the gift box.

12. Slide the bow onto the gift box. Fluff and separate the loops. Tuck the cut end under a loop to hide.

Isn't that pretty?
So quick and easy, and totally customizable.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back next month with another fun bow project!

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Here are all the links for you:

Bowdabra Shop

Bowdabra Blog

Bowdabra Facebook

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Scrappy Tails Crafts - You're Toad-ally Amazing!

     Happy Wednesday, friends!

It's time for another project share for Scrappy Tails Crafts

Today I have a new slimline card,
using a fun combination of stamps and dies.

Here's my card:

I began by stamping all the sweet frog images onto watercolor paper.
I colored them with watercolor paints, and fussy cut them out.
For those of you that don't like to fussy cut like I do,
coordinating dies are also available.

I made the slimline card base from white cardstock.
I added a layer of black cardstock to the front of the card base.
I then cut the Slimline Woodgrain Background from brown cardstock.
I added the grass die across the bottom of the card,
and then adhered all the images in place.
I'm hoping it looks like a tree fallen in the forest.
The mushrooms and critters have turned it into their home! 

I then stamped the sentiment onto watercolor paper,
and cut it into strips before adhering them in place.

This is a sweet stamp set to work with,
and it's loaded with options!
The Woodgrain Background is totally fabulous,
and one that I'll be using again and again.
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Scrappy Tails Products Used:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back soon to share another fun project! 

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Here are all the links:

Scrappy Tails Crafts Shop

Scrappy Tails Crafts Blog

Scrappy Tails Facebook

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