Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Paper Pro Challenge - Winter Birthday

Hi Friends,

A quick stop by today to share a card I made for the Paper Pro Challenge this month.  Winter Birthday is our theme so I made this cute Charm Accordion Card using dies from Karen Burniston's new collection, all linked below.  So fun!

 When the card is closed - it's small and compact for mailing but, just wait for it, when you open it up look what happens!!

To see a video on how to assemble the Charm Accordion die - CLICK HERE.

Lots of great elements to make this card a treat for anyone with a Winter Birthday, like me.

See you next time,

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Snowflake Wreath

Greetings, the holiday season will be here before we know it and I have started on my cards so wanted to share a couple with you.  I have a complete tutorial on how I made these cards on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today. Yes, two for the price of one.

Hope to see you there,

Seeing Stars

Hi Friends and welcome, I have a great new generic card to share today.  This one can be used for congrats, birthday, thinking of you, etc.  I used dies, stamps and papers just released from Elizabeth Craft Designs and I know you are going to be as excited about them as I am when you see them.

I'm also showing my very first cardmaking video, I'm both excited and nervous about it but, as they say, nothing ventured - nothing gained.  If you care to take a look you can click on it below.  I am showing complete details on my "Seeing Stars" card.

All products used in the video are linked below so you can shop away.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, November 5, 2017

It's Gift Giving Season

Hi friends,

Hope you will join me over at Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today to see how I made this fun gift card holder for the coming holiday season.   I have featured Karen Burniston's Pop-up Sleigh along with other fun items from her new collection.

See you there,

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Mini Marvels @ A Vintage Journey

It's that time again, yes, a new challenge at A Vintage Journey where we are sharing Mini Marvels.
We were asked to make something that is no more than 4" tall so I made some gift tags for my Holiday giving.

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Be sure to enter your make for the challenge to be in the running for a $50.00 (CAN) shopping spree.

These mini gift tags are not too hard to put together, both of them were started using the Tim Holtz Tiny Tabs & Tags.

For the tag on the left - I began with a scrap of printed scrapbook paper.  After cutting out the tag a stencil was placed over the top and then a layer of translucent embossing paste was added.  When paste was completely dry, Candied Apple Oxide Ink was added over the entire tag.  Extra ink was added around the edge.  A 1/4" strip of white cardstock was cut and glittered for the candle.  The Holiday Words Script was used for the Noel and then greenery and flame were added using the Festive Glow die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The Tattered Poinsettia was used for the second tag.  Cutting two red and one green, emboss all three with the Poinsettia Embossing Folder and then shape.  
Once again I used a scrap for the tag, it had been colored with Oxide Inks and edged with Candied Apple.  Add a brad through the center of all three poinsettias and attach to tag. I used a little Nuvo Drops to cover the brad.

Finish both tags off with a little ribbon and you are ready.

These tags are fun and easy and a reason to use your scraps of paper that you have been saving.

Don't forget to hop on over to the Vintage Journey Blog to see what the talented Creative Guides have made to share with you.

Have a Creative Day,

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween Wishes

Have a spooky day!!

To begin this card I started with one of the great Pop Up dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The great thing about these is that you can place them anywhere on the fold of  the card to make things pop up where you want them.  Once I had my base - I simply added lots of great elements from the Halloween collection - they are linked below for your shopping ease.

Hope you get lots of  candy,

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Hey There Cupcake!

Today I'm sharing a tutorial over at The Dies R Us Inspiration Blog where I'm featuring this, oh so fun, Cupcake Pop-up Die Set designed by Karen Burniston.  

I started with the inside first because that's where the fun is.  Who doesn't love a beautiful cupcake?

The front is clean and simple because the fun is on the inside.

Hope to see you over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog where I have all the details for you.