Friday, 3 April 2020

Rinea Tutorial - Fairy Special Friend Card

Hello, my friends!

Today I have a fun tutorial for Rinea.
This month we are enjoying a wonderful collaboration with Poppystamps!



I'm going to show you how to make this fun fairy card,
using these fabulous foiled papers,
along with a stamp and die from Poppystamps!
I'm also introducing the fabulous new Arctic Foiled Paper.
It's just been released...and it's fantastic!



Here's what I used:



Materials Used:
Poppystamps - Fairy Die;
White Card Base - 5 1/2 x 5 1/2;
Small piece of White Cardstock;
Pink Ink;
Circle Die or Punch.

Here's How:

1. Cut a piece of the Blush/Blush Starstruck Foiled Paper to 5 1/2" square. Adhere to the card base.
2. Cut a piece of the Blush/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper to a 5" square. Adhere to the center of the foiled card base.



3. Die-cut the fairy from the Arctic foiled paper.
4. Die-cut the fairy wings from the Silver/Silver Starstruck Foiled Paper


5. Using matching pink ink, stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock. Cut out using a punch or circle die.
6. Cut or punch a circle of the Blush/Blush Starstruck Foiled Paper slightly bigger than the stamped piece. 
7. Add the sentiment circle to the center of the larger circle.


8. Adhere the fairy in place to the left side of the card front. Adhere the wings in place behind the fairy, leaving the rest of the wing free of glue. 
9. Finally, adhere the layered sentiment in place on the bottom right corner.


This is such a lovely combination of products!
The fairy is lovely in the new Arctic Foil,
and the wings are so delicate and pretty!
The stamp set offers a really great variety of sentiment options!




Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back later in the month with another fun project,
combining Rinea with Poppystamps! 
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Here are all the links for you:



Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Happy Easter!

Hello, my friends!

You may have noticed I've been making a number of changes to my schedule lately.
I have stepped down from several DTs
but I also have some wonderful new things coming,
and this is one of them. 

I'm really happy to share that I have joined the Design Team over at Dies R Us.
Two Wednesdays a month I'll be sharing some projects using the great dies available in the shop.
Dies R Us has now opened a Canadian store. 
Woohoo! :o)

Today I'm sharing an Easter Card.
Easter will be so strange this year.
We won't have the opportunity to attend church, 
or celebrate the occasion with our loved ones. 
Perhaps this is the Easter we should all mail cards to those we will miss.
They might be late but I don't think that ever matters.

Here's my card:



Here's what I used:


The dies I'm using are both from Tutti Designs:

I started with an A2 tent fold card base in white cardstock.
Then I chose some wonderful paper from Altair Art - Ever & Always Collection.
I used two pieces of  lovely soft green papers. 
This is a double-sided paper: damask on one side, polka dot on the other side.


I began by die-cutting an oval from the center of the front of the card.
I die-cut the frame die from the green damask print paper.
I cut a piece of the green polka dot paper to measure 4" x 5 1/4".
I adhered this paper to the back side of the card front.


I stamped the "Happy Easter" in place through the oval.
I then adhered the frame in place on the card front. 


I then die-cut a second Easter Frame.
From this piece, I fussy cut some of the little butterflies and flowers.
I curled/folded these up, and adhered them in place onto the first Easter Frame.
It adds such nice dimension to the card.
To finish it off I added white crystal drops to the frame.


Inside the card, I added a rectangle of the polka dot paper.
Then I stamped a wonderful Scripture verse from the same stamp set,
onto the oval that I cut out of the card front,
before adhering it onto the rectangle strip.
Finally, I added a double-looped bow to the top of the card.
Isn't that a fabulous verse?
It's a wonderful reminder that God is still on His throne!




Dies R Us Products Used:




Tutti Designs - Stitched Nesting Ovals



Other Materials Used:
Altair Art - Ever & Always II 6" Paper Pack;
CC Designs - Amy R - Easter Blessings Stamp Set;
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink;
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Simply White;
Celebrate It Ribbon.

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Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  
There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month
 and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  
For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


click below for:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Quietfire Creations - Tea & Thee Card

Hello, my friends!

It's time for another project share for Quietfire Design
This will be my final post for Quietfire.
It's been great but I need to reduce my schedule a bit.

Today my project focuses on a wonderful stamp set,
along with a really fun digital cut file.
You'll find all the details HERE.

Here's my card:


For all the details and product links,
 head on over to the Quietfire Creations Blog HERE.

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While you're over there, check out the shop and the Designer's blog.
They're full of fabulous inspiration!

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Here are all the links for you:





Monday, 30 March 2020

Southern Ridge Trading Company - Needle Book

Hello, my friends!

Today I'm sharing a fun little needle book
that I created for Southern Ridge Trading Company.
Sadly, this will be my final Design Team project.

I've combined the Large Tags
and some pieces from the  Dressmaker Mix.

Here it is:


Here's what I used to make it:


I began by heat embossing the sewing machine green, and the scissors silver.
I covered the front and back of the tag using some fun sewing themed papers.
I inked all the outside edges with green ink, and the inside edges with orange ink.
I added an orange eyelet, and a couple of buttons.


Here's the finished front and back cover.


Here's what I did on the inside:


I found a die shape that I liked,
and I used it to cut four pieces of white felt - two for each side.
Twice I stitched two pieces of felt together using orange thread. 
I then adhered the felt piece onto the inside of the finished tag.
I used liquid glue to do this, and kept the glue around the outside edges only,
right under the stitching. 


The two pieces of felt offer a nice cushion,
so it's very easy to slip your needles in.
I then added some more buttons.


Finally, I added a binder ring through the eyelets, 
and tied some matching ribbons around it.


I confess that I really love this fun needle book,
and I had a really great time putting it together!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products:

Other Materials Used:
Bo Bunny Pincushion Collection;
Emboss Ink;
Embossing Powder - Green, Silver;
Ink - Green, Orange;
Spellbinders Die - Labels 5;
White Felt;
Orange Thread;
Small Buttons - Green, Orange;
Orange Eyelets;
Offray Ribbon - Orange, White.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Sadly, this is my final DT project for SRTC. 
They are making some changes 
and they will no longer have a Design Team. 

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Here are all the links for you: 



Monday, 23 March 2020

Simply Crafty SVGs - Butterfly Box with No Butterfly?

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new project share for Simply Crafty SVGs!

This month I'm sharing another fun little gift box.
It's called Butterfly Fliptop Box.

When you click on the link you'll see Sandy's great version.
I thought I would show you another way to use this cut.
Although I will definitely be making one with the butterfly soon. 
It's really lovely!

Here's my box:

With Spring in mind I used some pretty floral paper. 
I didn't add all the panels that are included.


This is a closer look at the floral embellishment. 
I added a little velcro tab, to ensure a secure closing of the box.


Here is what I did to alter this file for the Easter season.
I cut one yellow panel for the back side.
Then I stamped it with a sweet little bunny,
and a lovely sentiment.
Finally, I added a pretty ribbon bow to the top.
Now it's a sweet Easter treat box for someone special!


Other Materials Used:
Papers: American Crafts Paper Pad;
Stamp: CTMH - Sensational Season;
Ink: Memento Ink - Desert Sand;
Yellow Gingham Ribbon;
Velcro Tab.


File from Simply Crafty SVGs:


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Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you found some inspiration!
I'll be back next month to share a brand new project! :o)

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Here are all the links:



Saturday, 21 March 2020

Vilda Stamps - Easter Card

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with my second project for Vilda Stamps!

On the 12th and 21st of each month, I will be sharing two projects/blog posts,
that I hope will inspire you to get some Vilda Stamps of your own.
They have such a fabulous variety of stamps to create with!
Due to the time difference between Canada and Sweden,
I will share my first project in the evening,
and my second project the next morning.

This time I've made an easel card,
using Vilda Stamps V835 - Easter Bunny and Young Rooster,
as well as V693 - English Texts 2010.

Here it is:


Isn't that stamp adorable?
It's one of two fabulous characters in the set!
I stamped the image onto heavy watercolour paper,
and coloured it using watercolour pencils and a water brush.
Then I created a fun Spring/Easter scene for my sweet little "bunny"!
The design of the card gave me lots of room to add grass, flowers and butterflies.


I only have one Easter sentiment from Vilda Stamps.
I used it on my last project, and it will show up again on my next project.
Although this is an Easter card, I thought this sentiment suited it very well!
I think kindness is something that we really need to put into practice
at every opportunity! 



Vilda Stamps Used:





Other Materials Used:
Watercolour Paper;
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black;
Watercolour Pencils and Water Brush;
AC Cardstock;
Sizzix - Card, Regal Stand-Ups Die;
Your Next Die - Spring Garden and Grass;
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink;
Tim Holtz Mini Butterfly Punch;

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Thanks so much for taking a look!
I'll be back soon with more fun Vilda projects!

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If you're not familiar with Vilda Stamps, they are located in Sweden!
I've been a big fan of the stamps since I was introduced to them 
while working on a DT in Germany!
The stamps can be purchased from Engstroms Artstudio AB.
They ship all over the world.

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Here are all the links for you:


Friday, 20 March 2020

Vilda Stamps - Happy Spring

Hello, my friends!

It's my time to share some projects for Vilda Stamps!

On the 12th and 21st of each month, I will be sharing two projects/blog posts,
that I hope will inspire you to get some Vilda Stamps of your own.
They have such a fabulous variety of stamps to create with!
Due to the time difference between Canada and Sweden,
I will share my first project in the evening,
and my second project the next morning.

Today I have made a Happy Spring card,
using Vilda Stamps V701 - Wooden Fence with Mailbox.

Here it is:


Doesn't that look suitably Spring-ish? 
I stamped the image onto heavy watercolour paper,
and coloured it with watercolour pencils and a water brush.

When it was all dry,
I distressed the edges, and adhered it to a bright green card base.

Here's a closer look at the image:


I knew I wanted the card to say "Happy Spring".
I found a "Happy" die but no Spring,
so I die-cut letters instead.
These were cut out of the heavy watercolour paper and adhered in place.
I really like the mix of fonts! 




Vilda Stamps Used:


Other Materials Used:
Watercolour Paper;
Watercolour Pencils and Water Brush;
AC Cardstock;
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black;
Tim Holtz Alphaneumeric Dies;
Your Next Die - Happy.

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Thanks so much for taking a look!
I'll be back soon with my second project!

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If you're not familiar with Vilda Stamps, they are located in Sweden!
I've been a big fan of the stamps since I was introduced to them 
while working on a DT in Germany!
The stamps can be purchased from Engstroms Artstudio AB.
They ship all over the world.

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Here are all the links for you:


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