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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Frog Side Step Card

Hi Everyone!

I have a side step card to share with you today.  I learned this technique from Split Coast Stampers at this link

Here's the card I created.

I used Lawn Fawn's watercolor paper for the layering papers.  I stamped a DRS Designs woodblock stamp to create the cattails on the card.  The cattails are colored with a gold Wink of Stella pen and green Momento markers.
I stamped the Hero Arts frog onto patterned paper and fussy cut the image.  I added wiggly eyes to his face and used foam tape to adhere the frog to the card.
The dragonflies are gems from Favorite Findings.  The sentiment was created with Momenta alphabet stickers.   
I'll share some other frog cards tomorrow.
Have a great day!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Easter Scrabble Frame

Good Morning Everyone!

This past Christmas I used some letter tiles from Michaels to create a Christmas Scrabble frame. 

I liked it so much that I ordered a large set of letter tiles from Amazon.  I used them to create personalized Scrabble frames for my sister Paula and my son.  At Valentine's Day I created one for myself. 

Now I've been decorating for Easter so last night I created a new Scrabble frame.

I created and saved a grid on my computer that is 9 squares across and 12 squares down.  I print out that grid each time I want to create a Scrabble frame.  I write a list of the words I want to use and try to arrange them on the grid.  I often end up not using all of the words on my list. 
When I finish arranging the words I print the blank grid on patterned paper.  I put that grid inside a  frame.  I use a hot glue gun to adhere the letter tiles to the patterned paper.
The paper I used for my Easter frame is from an Echo Park Collection Kit.  The stickers were a part of that kit. 
There are endless possibilities for this idea. 
Have a great day!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Easter Step Card

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday I was trying to remember a technique that I haven't done in years.  I finally found what I wanted in one of my blogs so I promised myself I would try to post more often. 

When I started to think about Easter cards I went through all of my clear stamps and pulled out all of the bunnies that I found.  I temporarily put them all together in a cd case.  I put some bunny dies in with them.

I took out some of the stamps and stamped them on scraps of patterned paper.  I heat embossed and fussy cut each of them.  I used some of the dies and punched them out of scraps too. Then I used Glossy Accents to adhere a tiny white pompom tail to each bunny.

I folded a piece of Echo Park Easter paper into a step card.  Then I used a Fiskars grass border punch to punch out some strips of grass.  I adhered the grass to the carrot patterned paper.  Then I added lots of bunnies to my card.  Some are adhered directly to the card.  Others are attached to the card with foam tape. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Woodland animals

Hi Everyone!

A few weeks ago I bought a magazine called Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts.  I have seen copies of this magazine in JoAnn Fabrics and at Barnes and Noble.  This particular issue of the magazine has a lot of fun ideas in it.

One idea that I liked is on page 58.  It is called "Nature's Charmers" and they suggest you use adhesive-back white birchwood paper to create the animals and the tree. 

Well, I didn't have any of that paper, but I did have paper that I bought at JoAnn's that is 8.5" x 11" and is called 110 lb kraft paper.  This paper cuts easily with scissors.

There are patterns in the Pattern Pack at the back of the magazine for each of the animals and trees.  You enlarge the animals. 

I made a fox

and a bear.

I also made the doe,

the squirrel, and a tree.

I haven't made the deer with antlers yet.

They look great displayed on my kitchen window sill.

Have a nice night!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Cards Day Two

Hi Everyone!

As promised I am back to share more Christmas cards with you today. 

I repeatedly stamped a pine branch stamp around the edges of some white tag.  Then I added some pine cones here and there.  The sentiment was created with a Hero Arts stamp.  Then I ran the tag through a Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder.

First I ran a piece of parchment paper through a Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder.  Then I paper punched some trees.  I cut off the paper punched trunks and used woodgrain paper to create some new ones.  The dotted tree is adhered to the paper with foam tape.

I like the simplicity of this card.  I stamped the 3 trees onto patterned paper.  Then I used a Lawn Fawn puffy clouds border to create a snowbank.  I ran the paper through a Cuttlebug Season's Greetings embossing folder.  I added a star brad to each treetop before I adhered my paper to a blank card.

Will be back tomorrow to share more Christmas cards.

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Cards Day One

Good Morning!

Every year I create some Christmas cards with a knitting theme in memory of my mother who always knitted our hats and mittens.  This year I was thrilled to learn that Lawn Fawn has created a paper line called "Knit Picky."  I chose to use that paper for some of my cards. 

This card is one of my favorites.  The ball of yarn and knitting needles were cut with some Memory box dies.
I used a Sizzix stocking die to create the stockings on these cards.

The stocking on this card was stamped with a wooden stamp from Rubber Soul.

The layering paper on this card isn't from Lawn Fawn.  It was in my stash.  I used a Sizzix mittens die to create the cutout mittens.  The small stamped mittens were created with a stamp from Lockhart stamps. 

I hope that this cards inspire you to create some of your own.

Have a great day!

Monday, December 4, 2017

More Gift Tags

Good Morning!

Brr!  It's cold today.  Okay, you're right.  I heard you say, "What do you expect, it's December in New England." 

December it is.  In our home that means Robbie and I bake lots and lots of cookies.  So far we've made chocolate truffles and Nana cookies.  Nana cookies are molasses cookies that my grandmother always made for us. 

I shared photos of gift tags the other day and today I'll share some of the others that I photographed that same day. 

I heat embossed the sentiments with glittery red embossing powder.  Those adorable hats are stickers.

A snowy scene on tags.  The snowflakes are buttons.  The snowmen are stickers.  The trees are made of wood.  I sprayed the trees with Maya Road Evergreen Metallic Mist to make them turn green. 

I used a snowflake embossing folder to emboss the layering papers on these tags.  The penguins are adorable stickers.  The stores had such cute stickers this year.

The trees are brads from Eyelet Outlet.  I used Lawn Fawn's Puffy Clouds border dies to create the snowbanks.

The reindeer were paper punched.  The sentiments are washi tape.

Have a great day!  Stay warm!