i-crafter: Water Lilies and Butterflies Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone! Today I’m over on the i-crafter blog sharing how I created this gift card holder using an assortment of diecuts by i-crafterYou can find my completed project with more photos and directions HERE.

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Plain and Patterned Cardstock
Glossy Dots
Various Trims
Various Colors of Threads
Butterfly Images
Various Inks
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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Doilies and Flowers Drawer

Hi everyone! I back with another project in the same week for Eileen Hull!  I used the Stacking Drawer Diecut, Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Diecuts and Eileen’s new Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets which are perfect for this type of project!

I started by applying the Adhesive Sheet to the Chipboard and adding the patterned cardstock (both sides) from the Best of Jillibean Soup Paper Pad (I think the paper pad is retired) before placing it on top of the Stacking Drawer Diecut and running it through the Diecut Machine. I put it together according to the directions on the packaging.

I cut flowers and leaves from the same paper pad using the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Diecuts and shaped with a StylusI fussy cut two doilies from one of the cardstocks and two strips of patterned cardstock.

 Before adhering the strips of patterned cardstock around the cover I added cording, long enough to tie into a bow, around one side of the cover. I glued the doilies on top of along with the flowers, leaves and bows I made out of sewing thread. To finish off the flowers I added glossy dots and sequins to the center of each flower.

I dressed up the inside of the drawer with pink trim…I made a couple of mistakes which I won’t point out…that covered those and no one is the wiser. 😬

I packed all sorts of goodies inside since this is for a swap I am in…I should have taken a photo of all the things before packing it I know. But if I had unpacked it I would have never got it all fit back in the drawer. 😳  Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog and see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has been up to. You can find this month’s blog posts HERE and HERE.

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Stacking Drawer Diecut
Eileen Hull: Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Jillibean Soup: Best of Jillibean Soup Paper Collection
 Pink Trim
Glossy Dots 

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 Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is great and enjoy creating!

Dog Gone Birthday Card

Hey everyone! I wanted to share a quick card I created with y’all today! I had actually started the base of this card a couple of years ago (I only had the pink patterned cardstock on the base of the card) and wound up putting it a side and then completely misplacing it. 😳 I came across it while looking for something else and decided to finally finish it. I started by inking the edges of the card with a chalk ink and then I added the scalloped diecut, banners and I printed the sentiment from the computer.

The girl and dog images are from Lisa’s Altered Art on etsy. I printed and fussy cut the image out and adhered to the card. I cut from patterned cardstock the little party hats which I added to each dog.

I dug into my flower stash and added store bought paper flowers and I also adhered two flowers that I had leftover from a pervious project. These I had cut from Crinoline fabric using the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts,inked with ClearSnap ink and added two Glossy Dots. There you have it! A quick and simple card that should have been finished a couple of years ago!😂 As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this card for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #346-#347
Crafter’s Castle: Challenge #8

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is great and enjoy creating!

Pansy Bird Cage Candle Holder

Hi everyone! I’m back to share a quick and easy candle holder project I created! This can be used as a center piece on a table for a wedding or as a decoration in your home. Lets get started!

I cut two each of the medium and small pansies from the  Pansy Flower Diecut on white cardstock and one leaf sprig from the Spring Leaves Diecut. I inked up the glass tray with Heliotrope and  Peony Inks, add a small amount of water to each ink and laid the Pansy flowers into the mixture. I used a small paint brush to make sure both sides are covered in ink.

Once the flowers dried I shaped each flower with a stylus and adhere together.I cleaned the tray off and inked with Cat’s Eye Pigment Lime Ink and add a small amount of water. Next I placed the Leaf Spring diecut into mixture and once completely covered I removed to dry. Once the leaf sprig is dry I inked the edges of the leaves with Jade Chalk Ink and shape each leaf with a stylus.

I adhered the pansy, smaller flowers and leaf sprig to the top of the bird cage and addws a yellow glossy dot to the center of the pansy and purple flat back pearls to the centers of the smaller flowers. I also added a small amount of dried moss as a filler between the flowers.

I looped several strands of light green thread, tied off,  glued underneath the pansy and leaf sprig along with pearl sprays and added a battery operated candle. Now it is finished! 😊 As always if you have questions please let me know.

I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #338-#339
Crafter’s Castle Challenge: #6

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!

ClearSnap: BBQ Recipe Booklet

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick and easy mini recipe booklet I created using the Needle Book DiecutColorBox: Paint Box Chalk Ink Arctic Deep and ColorBox: Art Screens Stars.
I started by applying one 6″x6″ Adhesive Sheet to a piece of chip board. I cut a piece of Navy and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse Cardstock to cover the chip board. I peeled the backing of adhesive sheet off and apply Navy and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse Cardstock. I placed the “naked” side of the chipboard face down onto the Needle Book Diecut and run through the diecut machine.

I placed the Art Screens Stars stencil on top of the diecut and loaded an Art Dauber with Paint Box Chalk Ink Arctic Deep and rub over the stencil until I had achieved the desired effect. I cut five Journal Lines on Ivory Cardstock slightly smaller than the book and fold in half and punched two small holes into the spine of the book. I placed the folded pages inside the book and where the holes are in the spine marked off one of the pages and then punch holes into all pages. I threaded the needle and sewed the pages into the book and tie off.
I inked the BBQ Grill Rubber Stamp with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, fussy cut the grill image out, adhered to the cover of the recipe book and add three glossy dots to the legs of the grill.

I cut the word “recipes” from the Farmhouse Market on Ivory Cardstock and glue to the cover. I also cut a piece of elastic cording and tie to the belly band. Once desired tightness of the band is achieved place around the recipe book.

Now all I have to do is add all my old recipes that I have laying around into my little recipe booklet. No more searching because everything will be in one place! 😀 As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday: Challenge Weeks #338-#339
Crafter’s Castle Challenge: #6

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Home of the Free because of the Brave Tag

Hi everyone! I hope your Memorial Day has been a good one. We cooked out yesterday with the family since the weather for Monday called for rain…which it has rained heavily on and off today. So I decide to create a quick tag using a leftover diecut from the Caddy Bag Diecut

I inked up my glass tray with a mix of ColorBox Blends Uniform and Beach ink, added a little water and placed the diecut into the mix of ink and water. I moved it around a bit and this is the results I got.

I wove an assortment of paper strips on the edge of the tag and adhered into place.

I added the Tim Holtz paper doll off side of the tag and I printed from the computer a sentiment (I love this sentiment!) and inked the edges before adhering to the tag.

I finished the tag with a bit of Ric Rac and Blue Glossy Dots.  As always if you have any questions about this project let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Candid Strawberry Moments Layout

Pink and Main and ClearSnap Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop! We hope you enjoy the inspiration found on the teams blogs from Pink and Main and ClearSnap.
For my project I decided to create a layout using the Candid Moments Rubber Stamps Set and Rainbow Glossy Dots from Pink and Main and an assortment of Eileen Hull’s ColorBox Blends from ClearSnap.

I started my layout by cutting the 12″x12″ Cheerful Two Cardstock by Authentique down to 8″x8″. Next I cut a ColorBox Creative Cards Tiny Dots in half. On a glass tray I inked the following ColorBox Blends onto the tray: Wildberry, Tutu, Frog and Leaf and I misted the inks with water. I loaded a brush with each color and applied the Tiny Dot card base. I then misted with water to get a running paint effect and once dry I inked the edges with Wildberry.

I stamped on a piece of watercolor paper one of the camera images using Archival Dye Wicked Black Ink.

I cleaned my tray off and inked with the ColorBox Blends: Ebony, Wildberry, Melon, Leaf, Uniform, Bay, Beach and Coconut and painted the camera image. Once dry I fussy cut the camera out.

I adhered the Tiny Dot card base slightly off center of the patterned piece of cardstock.

I cut a 1″x7″ piece of yellow cardstock (I forgot to photograph this step 😟) and glued it near the edge of the Tiny Dot card base. I stamped the “enjoy the candid moments” sentiment with Archival Dye Wicked Black Ink and edged with ColorBox Cat’s Eye Ice Jade Ink before adding to the layout. I pulled these adorable images from my phone of my grand daughter. I printed these four photos out using my Selphy printer and I adhered the three of the smaller photos to the yellow strip.

The larger photo I adhered to the opposite side of the three other photos, added the camera image and five glossy rainbow dots next to the sentiment. I finished off the layout with some pom pom trim and Ric Rac.

Now for the fun stuff!!!There are prizes available for this hop! Pink and Main will be giving a $25 gift code to their website, and Clear Snap will be giving away a prize pack valued at $25. All you have to do to win a prize is hop along the blogs and follow and leave comments on their posts. We will choose 2 random winners from the comments posted. We will post the winners on June 1st.

Here is the lineup for the hop… enjoy!

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!