Monday, January 28, 2013

The Key to a Happy Life…


I’ve had this stamp set with coordinating dies for a long time and have never used them, so while going through my supplies, I came across them and just had to make a card with them.


The stamp set is from Papertrey Ink and it is called Lock & Key.  After die cutting the keys in Vintage Cream cardstock, I stamped the keys in Dark Chocolate.  I also die cut the sentiment label from PTI’s Happy Day die and stamped the sentiment in Melon Berry ink.  The background is Melon Berry cardstock that has been impressed with the Wrought Iron impression plate using my wonderful eBosser of course!  I added a couple of strips of pattern paper and added the bow made from Dark Chocolate Twill ribbon and rustic twine to finish it off.


Have a great week everyone and stay warm!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Another CHA Project!


It is time for me to share another project that I created for the Craftwell booth at CHA!  This one came together so nicely that it almost shocked me that I didn’t need to alter my original plan.


To start with I cut out a rosette from the Lettering Delights Accordian Folded Rosettes Cut-Its Set using my trusty eCraft.  I purposely made a larger rosette because I really wanted it to be the centerpiece of the card.  After cutting the rosette, I embossed it using Craftwell’s Delicate Dots embossing folder with my eBosser. After assembling the rosette and topping it with a small circle of yellow cardstock, I added some Stickles and a button to dress it up.


Then directly on my white card base, I stamped one of the frame images from Papertrey Ink’s Framed Out stamp set and added the coordinating sentiments from the same set.  I decided to make this a Mother’s Day card since the flower reminded me so much of spring, and I thought this is something that any Mother would like to see.


All I had to do after that was add my flower on top, blocking part of the frame so that you only see the bottom half, and I was done!  Have a great day everyone!

Monday, January 14, 2013

WOOHOO! It is CHA Time!


Hey everybody!  Today I am at CHA with my Craftwell friends and my fellow Design Team Member Debi Tullier!  We are having a great time doing some Make and Takes!  Before the show, the Design Team and I created some projects for display in the Craftwell booth and I thought that for today, I would show you one of the projects that I created.


This card was SO much fun!  To start with I used a variety of spray inks to create my multicolored background.  I then added some stamping and also some Mister Huey’s Shine sprayed through a stencil. Sometimes, it is just great to get all messy and make something that you couldn’t visualize. Can you tell that I was thinking of spring when I created this? 

After I was done getting all messy, I used the Whimsical Wishes embossing folder from Craftwell created for the eBosser and debossed my paper. By debossing the paper, I was able to using some white paint, paint in the Ella image and also the skyline.  You can still see the other parts of the embossing folder, but these two parts were simply highlighted by using the paint.  After the paint was dry, I cut the paper down to fit on a 5.5”x8.5” card base.  I just LOVE how this card turned out.  I will be sharing some more of my CHA projects soon!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Looking forward to 2013!


This time of year is always a time for reflection and that leads me to thank all my loyal followers.  I feel honored that you come to my blog to see my projects and view my tutorials.  I am looking forward to a fabulous 2013 with all of you!


Using an Edger die from Papertrey Ink, I die cut the edge of the card base.  Adding a layer of cardstock stamped with a music background stamp, followed by a banner and then a layer of die cut felt.  Love that the eBosser can do this with a thin metal die! This provides the perfect place for my sentiment label.  Add a few buttons and you are all done.


Happy New Year and once again THANK YOU!

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