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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Boisterous Botanicals!

I absolutely ADORE the Botanical Builder Framelits!!! There are sooooooo many possibilities, I never get tired of using them:) I've been casing cards lately, and today I decided I wanted to design from scratch. The first one is my design from a sketch layout and I think it was "Sweet Sunday." The second one was designed by a fellow Demo, and I can't find where I had written down her name to give her credit. I had such fine designing with a sketch layout. I'm going to do that a lot more often! You can find tons of them on Pinterest, simply by searching 'card sketch layouts.'


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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Pleats on a Card

This is called the Drapery Fold. I learned how to make it from fellow Demo, Lyssa Zwolanek. Cut a piece of designer series paper, (these double-sided papers are perfect!) that measures 11 1/2" x 4" then score at 3, 4, 6. 7, 9 and 10 inches. Hold it so that the 3-inch score line is facing towards you, then start a long diagonal cut beginning at the 3-inch mark and angle it towards the top left near the corner, leaving about 1 1/4" at the end. Then fold on score lines in alternating directions, like a fan fold. Adhere to your card for an instant wow! I used the Rose Garden Thinlit die on top in the samples below. The designer series papers used below are: Color Collections, Timeless Elegance, and Perfectly Artistic (SALE-A-BRATIONS)

Friday, February 26, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wild Flowers

These two cards were made with the SALE-A-BRATION stamp set called Flowering Fields and it's coordinating designer series paper, Wildflower Fields. The card stock colors are Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss. You can earn these FREE items with every $50 purchase.


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Project Crazy

Busy week here, I've been crafting up a storm. I have a few of those things to share with you.

I just made another one of Debbie Henderson's decorative corner cards. She has a great tutorial on how to make it here: http://debbiesdesignsblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/decorative-corner-card.html
I used Lyssa Zwolanek's design idea because I love the sweet flowers in this FREE stamp set  (Flowering Fields) and lilac is one of my favorite colors! When I saw the box Lyssa made I absolutely swooned I tell you! Lyssa has a tutorial on how to make a box here: http://songofmyheartstampers.typepad.com/song_of_my_heart_stampers/2016/02/featured-flowering-fields-stamp-set-get-it-free-for-sab-2016.html?utm_source=feedburner

This card is for my BFF, who loves to put pretty things on her desk at work. This card is perfect for that because it stands up so well! Oh, I just had a thought, I could put one of those tiny calendars on the top of one side!
This little tag will go inside the box/card with my signature and XXOO. Of course, the envelope matches!!
I made this box with a template that I bought from Paper Crafters Sampler. Easter Wishes February 2011 issue: http://papercrafterssamplerlibrary.blogspot.com/

I made this wreath with some of our grape vines, then after a trip to Hobby Lobby for some ribbon and flowers, I had the makings for a spring wreath for our front door.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Floating Reinker Technique



  1. Stamp with VersaMark on Shimmery White cardstock (it has more integrity) and heat emboss with white, then let dry 10 - 15 minutes
  2. Really wet with Stampin’ Spritzer so that water pools up in a convex shape. Paper curls so hold it down.
  3. Use a Clear Wink of Stella pen to pick up reinker and float color on top of water. Use a very light touch, you can drag colors a bit. If water is no longer in a convex shape, spray again.
  4. Tip up to dry, colors can run off because you are going to cut it out. You can speed up drying process by blotting up with paper towel or use heat tool.
  5. Die cut leaves and cut out rose when dry. Use dimensionals to adhere flower to card, as paper will curl.


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