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Friday, July 24, 2020

Thinking Of You Card With Matching Mini Treat Box

Thinking Of You Card with Matching Mini Treat Box


A cute 'thinking of you' card that's bright and cheery for someone who needs a smile. Easy to put together we are using the Pretty Parasol and Under My Umbrella stamp sets with the matching punch. I've added a little bling to the umbrella using a few sequins to brighten things up and a tiny treat box that holds a couple of bite size chocolate candies.



Thursday, July 23, 2020

Facebook Live Trio

Facebook Live, July 27, 2020

I try to coordinate the projects I do for Facebook Live.  But the ideas for these cards came to me and I just had to do them.  If you are able to tune in on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 2 PM EDT to see how I made them so you can CASE them or add your own style elements to make these cards your own.  The small box that matches the Thank You card holds two bite size chocolate pieces...a cut little thank you to someone who did you a big favor!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Christmas Shadow Box Frame

Christmas Shadowbox Frame

I have made many shadowboxes before but I've never done them in these colors for the Christmas Holiday.  Each square you see is a 2 x 2 inch square of Garden Green or Real Red card stock.  On top of that is a 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 square of Whisper White card stock that depicts some Christmas vignette.  This is done on an 8 X 8 inch square frame.  Designer Series Paper of the same size  is attached to a heavy white card stock that gives it some support.  I made a 1/2 inch border all around so that most of the nine squares are arranged in a straight line.  You can do this easily by selecting stamps that you like and other signs of the Christmas Holiday that you enjoy seeing, and putting them on paper.  It may require a few attempts to get things the way you want them, but this will be a great home decor piece as well as a great holiday gift for some lucky person.

Sunflower Birthday

Sunflower Birthday
Hello Everyone,
It's been a while since I have posted something (had surgery) so I apologize for my absence.  I am able to get around so I thought I'd make this card for my Facebook Live presentation on Monday.  This card was so easy to make, I decided to put the directions in making it here on my blog.  So here are the directions:
  • Whisper White card stock, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; Score at 4 1/4.
  • Old Olive Card stock, 4 x 5 1/4
  • From Stitched So Sweetly dies, cut a Whisper White rectangle about 4 inches by 2 1/2 inches.
  • From Seaside Spray, die cut the next smallest rectangle.
  • From Whisper White card stock, stamp the sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set with Seaside Spray ink. Take a dauber and color in with Seaside Spray ink the just cut flower. 
  • From Seaside Spray card stock, die cut the detailed sunflower as shown.
  • Adhere in this order:
  • Old Olive liner, Whisper White scalloped rectangle, on dimensionals; Seaside Spray scalloped rectangle with snail.  Adhere the colored in sunflower and layer on top the open cut sunflower in Seaside Spray.
  • In the top left corner cut a piece of Pear Pizzazz ribbon to tuck underneath the top left corner and adhere with snail. Add a two looped bow with glue dots.
  • In the center of the sunflower, add off white seed beads with Shimmery Crystal Effects and allow to dry.  The front of the card is done.
Inside:
  • Cut Old Olive card stock, 4 x 5 1/4 inches and adhere with snail.
  • Cut die cuts as on front of the card with the larger scalloped rectangle done in Seaside Spray, and the smaller scalloped rectangle die cut in Whisper White.
  • Stamp "Let's Celebrate You" from the Celebrate Sunflower stamp set with Seaside Spray ink.  Under that stamp "happy birthday" from Timeless Tulips stamp set.  Adhere the scalloped rectangles together and add to the center of the card.  The card is complete.