Monday, 30 December 2019

Ephemoire - Winter Bird Cards

Hello, friends!

Today I have a fun new project for Ephemoire!

I am featuring two of my favorite items from the shop:

Winter Birds


Wood Texture Sampler.

These bird images are so beautiful!
There are LOTS of ways to get creative with these images and papers!
I confess that the Wood Texture paper collection 
has probably moved to the top of my favorites list! 
There are so many ways to use all the beautiful colors!

Here's what I made:

For all of the cards, I chose a wood background color that worked with the bird image.
I cut them to fit a white or kraft cardstock card base, 
distressed the edges, and adhered them in place.

For the first two cards, I die-cut a white cardstock wreath.
I then die-cu the bird image to fit inside the wreath.
I adhered them to the front of the card, leaving some leaves free.
I then curled up the leaves to give some added dimension.

Don't they look suitably frosty?

For the second two cards, I die-cut the wreaths from kraft cardstock.
Instead of die-cutting the image, I trimmed it town, 
and used a corner chomper on the corners.
I then adhered it to the card base at an angle
before adhering the wreath in place, on top of it.

Finally, I added some Stickles to the curled leaves.

I think these cards are great for so many different occasions!
I hope you make some of your own!

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Die: Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Wreath Die;
Corner Chomper: WRMK - Cloud;
Stickles: Frosted Lace;
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool.

Ephemoire Products Used:

Winter Birds

Wood Texture Sampler
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Southern Ridge Trading Company - Winter Album Cover

Hello, my friends!

I have a fun new post for Southern Ridge Trading Company!

I hope you've all been enjoying a wonderful Christmas Season!
 We've been enjoying beautiful frosty days!
The temperatures have been very mild,
with blue skies and incredible hoar frost!

That was the inspiration for my project today.
I've used some fabulous chipboard pieces
to decorate the front cover of an 8 x 8 album.

I began by pouncing some Picket Fence paint around the edges of the album.
Just enough to give it a frosty appearance.
Then I added the paper that looks like falling snow. 
I fussy cut some swirls out of a coordinating paper, 
and added them to the bottom of the page.
I thought they made fabulous snow drifts!

I inked two of the fun silhouette pieces from the Winter Kids set.
I think I have always done my silhouettes in black
but this time I did dark blue to work with the papers.
Then I adhered them in place on the swirls/snow drifts.

For the title on my page I used the Winter from the Winter Words piece.
I inked just the word part, and then adhered it in place on the album cover.
Once it was in place, 
I used white Crystal Drops to color the little snowflake,
as well as the snowy part.

In the photo below, you can see the great glossy finish on the snowy part.

Finally, I added three snowflakes, from the Snowflake set. 
I actually adhered them in place first,
and then covered them with the white Crystal Drops.

This was so much fun to make!
I can't wait to start filling it up!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Products:


Other Materials Used:
Binder from My Stash;
  Tim Holtz - Vintage Shabby Paper Stash;
Tim Holtz Paint Dabber - Picket Fence;
Distress Ink - Broken China;
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Simply White.

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I'll have another project share for you in the New Year!

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Saturday, 28 December 2019

Arnold Grummer - Rose Casting Card

Hello, my friends!

 I have one final 2019 project to share with you for Arnold Grummer.
This will be a short post today,
as I'm sure many of you are still busy celebrating the Season!
I just had to make another card using my stash of paper casting pieces!

Here's my card for today:

This beautiful Rose design was another one of the Paper Casting Stamps 
provided to me by Rycraft!
I'm sure you'll want to check them out HERE.
They have an incredible selection!

Materials Used in My Project:

Arnold Grummer - White Cotton Linter;
Arnold Grummer - Iridescent Flakes;
Rycraft Paper Casting Stamp - Rose;
Chalk: Unknown - Pink and Green;
Papers: DCWV Shimmer Cardstock - Pink;
Doily: From My Stash;
Ribbon: Celebrate It;
Marker: Spectrum Noir - Clear Sparkle.

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Just as a's how I did my casting:
 The one 8 oz bag of Cotton Linter was enough to make all of these pieces. I simply added a handful of Linter to the blender with some water, and blended. I wanted my Rose casting to have some sparkle in it, so I also added some of the Iridescent Flakes to the blender before blending. After pouring it through a strainer, I added the wet pulp into the casting stamps. Then it was just a matter of using a sponge and towel to remove all the water. I popped the shapes out of the stamps, and allowed them to air dry. You can find complete casting instructions at the Arnold Grummer Resource Page.

I wanted my Rose to have some color but I wanted to keep it soft and pretty.
I decided that chalks would give me the desired effect.
I used two shades of pink, and two shades of green.
After coloring it, I adhered it to a pink cardstock circle.
I then used foam take to mount it to my A2 tent-fold card base,
with a pretty white paper doily adhered in between.

Here you can see the pretty sparkle from the Iridescent Flakes.
I wanted just a little bit more shimmer,
so I went ever the Rose with my clear Shimmer Marker.

Finally, I added a pretty double looped bow to the top of the card:

I hope you enjoyed seeing another paper casting card!
This beautiful Rose design would be perfect for so many occasions!
As you can see from the stash I made,
I'll be sharing more finished projects soon!

 Don't forget to go visit Rycraft!
You can see all their fabulous designs by category HERE.

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Then head over to Arnold Grummer 
for more inspiration and instruction!

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Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Quietfire Digital - Merry Christmas!

A Very Merry Christmas to you, my friends!

I'm popping in today with my final project for Quietfire Design this year!
Today I'm over on the Quiefire Digital Blog sharing this beautiful card.
For me, it perfectly displays the true meaning of Christmas!
So with this card, I wish you all a Peaceful and Blessed Christmas!

For all the details and product links,
 head on over to the Quietfire Digital 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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Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Quietfire Design - Sneaking in One More Gift Box

Hello, my friends!

It's time for another project share for Quietfire Design
I'll have a special Christmas project up on the Quietfire blog tomorrow.
I thought I'd quickly sneak this one in before the big day.
You still have time to make one, or several, of these boxes.
It's a really fast project!

I'm actually going to make a few of these,
and keep them on hand for when I need them. 
They will store flat,
and assemble super fast when I have need of one!

 I'm featuring:

Here it is:

A unique feature of this box is the way the lid is formed.
You simply thread ribbon through the slots,
tighten it up and tie in a bow.
It's such a pretty design element!

The file includes the cardstock box and lid,
the scalloped panels, and a scalloped circle.
 I haven't added the circle yet.
If I was using this box as a gift box,
I would use the circle to write a message.

 I'm actually going to add a nice base of tissue paper in my box,
and use it to store a very special ornament. 
There are lots of ways to use these boxes, 
and so many fun ways to decorate them!

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Unknown Paper From My Stash;
Ribbon: Offray.

Product from Quietfire Design:

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Thank you so much for stopping in today!
I'll be back soon with another fun Quietfire project!

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Monday, 23 December 2019

Simply Crafty SVGs - Christmas Swing Card

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new project share for Simply Crafty SVGs!

This month I'm sharing a fun Christmas card, of course!
Since this is a digital cut file, you still have time to make one!

I've used:

Swing Card Set 1

The set includes three different design options.
This rectangle one is my favorite because it offers such a nice big space for personalization.
The creative options are endless!

Here is my card:

I cut the base from an olive green cardstock, 
the center rectangle mats from white cardstock,
and the other matting from a pretty glossed tree paper.

On the front, I stamped the bird and a foliage frame,
on the back I stamped the sentiment.
In the photo below, you can see the back side fully extended.

Here's what it looks like all folded flat,
and ready to slide into an envelope:

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, MME - Wonderful Winter;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Basic Brown, Old Olive.

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 year to share a brand new project! :o)

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Thursday, 19 December 2019

My Scrap Chick - Puffy Star Card

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new DT post for My Scrap Chick!

Today I'm featuring the lovely:

Puffy Star 3D

I used some wonderful gold foiled paper,
and it makes this card so pretty!

I cut the star at 3".
After adhering the backing paper to the white card base,
I adhered the star in place.
In the photo below you can see all the pretty shine,
even the foil starburst on the tip of the star!

I wanted my sentiment to be as elegant as the rest of the card.
So I stamped it with embossing ink,
and used the fabulous new Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder,
from Quietfire Design.
Doesn't it match the paper beautifully?

There are lots of fun things you can do with these Puffy Stars!
They sure do make a great addition to a card!

Other Materials Used:
Paper: Recollections - Cardstock, Craft Smith - Gold Gift;
Ink: All Night Media - Embossing Ink;

 Product from My Scrap Chick:

Puffy Star 3D

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I'll be back soon with another fun project share!

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Don't forget to do that!
You really don't want to miss out on any of the great freebies! :o)

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Wednesday, 18 December 2019

A Short Happy News Post!

Hello, friends!

I just wanted to pop in and share a short "Happy News" post.
I have discovered that I have to be careful with my wording of these posts.
If I use certain words in these blog posts, it seems to attract a rather undesirable audience! 
Isn't that crazy? lol

Have you seen the fabulous 2019 Winter Issue of my favorite?
Here's the one I'm talking about:

I'm thrilled to have two cards included in this issue.
Both feature fun stamps from The Project Bin.

For all the details, pick up a copy of your own at your favorite news stand! 

Thanks for stopping in!
Back to my regular schedule tomorrow! :o) 

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You'll find these stamps, along with many more, over at The Project Bin.

You'll also find lots of fabulous fun at Creative Scrapbooker!

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Rinea - Poinsettia Card and Topper

Hello, my friends!

Today I have a fun tutorial for Rinea.

I'm going to show you how to make this fun card and gift topper,
using these fabulous foiled papers!

I'm using the "Jolly" collection for this project.

Here's how I did it:

Materials Used:

Cut File: My Scrap Chick - Poinsettia Gift Topper, and Poinsettia Christmas Card;
Machine: Cricut Explore Air (These files also include patterns for hand cutting.)
Paper: White Cardstock;
Stamp: Inkadinkado - Peppermint Twist;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Real Red;
Brad: 1 Gold;
Rhinestone: 1 Gold.

1. Begin by cutting out the Poinsettia Topper, following the instructions (or pattern) in the cut file.
2. Insert the gold brad through the hole in the center of each cut piece, as shown in the photo below.
3. Turn the pieces, so the petals are staggered. Shape the petals to add more dimension and life.

3. Finally, adhere the finished Poinsettia to the lid of a gift box. I used a round paper mache box. You could add it to a wrapped package, or candle holders, or mirrors, or frames...or anywhere else you want to add a pretty touch of Christmas!

Now we'll move on to the card:

1. Cut out the Poinsettia Card pieces, following the instructions (or pattern) in the cut file. Use the white cardstock for the card base, and the top layer of the card.
2. Stamp your sentiment onto the top layer of white cardstock.
3. Adhere your stamped layer to the foiled rectangle. Adhere both in place on the card front.
4. Adhere the Poinsettia pieces in place, on the card base, from the back to the front. I left the petals free of glue, so that I could shape them.
5. Adhere the gold rhinestone to the center of the flower.

Either one of these projects would make a lovely presentation on their own.
I think they're even more wonderful when they're presented together! :o)

Also, they come together so quickly and easily,
that you still have time to make them before the big day!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back in the New Year with more fun projects for Rinea!
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