Summer is a State of Mind Tag

Hi everyone! I found an 8″x8″ Children’s Hour Collection Paper Pad (retired) by Graphic 45 in my stash of cardstock and I decided I would squeak out a tag before the month of June ended. So let’s get started!

I pulled the two sheets that were labeled June collection from the paper pad, cut a tag 7 7/8″x4 1/8″ from the patterned cardstock and cut a part the sentiments and images from the other sheet of cardstock.

I matted the image of the children with a patterned cardstock and added Foam Pop Dots to the back before placing onto the tag. I adhered the June calendar,, postage stamps and the sentiments to the children image and tag.

I cut out flowers and foliage from the Floral Garden Thinlits by I-crafter. I shaped the flowers and foliage with a Stylus, added gems to the center of the smaller flowers before placing onto the tag.

I glued lace and loops of thread to finish off this tag. I’ve already pulled the two July sheets of cardstock from the paper pad since July is only days away to start thinking about what I want to create…maybe another tag then again I’m not sure?

Supplies

I-crafter-Floral Garden Thinlits

Graphic 45: 8″x8″ Children’s Hour Collection Paper Pad (retired)

Foam Pop Dots

Diecut Machine

Scissors

Paper Cutter

Stylus

Lace, Gems and Thread

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

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

Eileen Hull: Love Notes Card

Hi everyone! I’m back with another project I created this past January for Eileen Hull’s newest diecut collection called Book Club Chapter 2 to display at Creativation. At the time I made this card Valentine’s Day was around the corner but this could be used as an anniversary or just because I love you card too. To get started I folded a piece of 6″x12″ patterned cardstock in half to create a 6″x6″ base for the card.

First I layered different pieces of cardstock to the card base before adhering to the card along with a gold paper heart doily.

I cut two strips of cardstock 2″x6″ and 3″x6″ and with a decorative punch I punched a border along the length of each piece of  cardstock. I found the center of each piece of cardstock and cut down the center leaving about an inch from the bottom not cut.

The 3″x6″ piece of cardstock I adhered the sides and bottom to the card base. I did leave an inch on each side not glued to the card because this will need to be “rolled”. Complete the same steps on the 2″x6″ piece of cardstock as the 3″x6″ piece.

Before “stuffing” the pocket I cut one of the Heart Journaling Card Dies from white cardstock, lightly inked the edges  and adhered to the card base along with a piece of vellum.

I used the Graphic 45 Mon Amour Tags and Pockets and Mon Amour Decorative Chipboard embellishments also on the card. The G45 envelope I added one of the mini hearts from the Heart Journaling Card Dies as a closure to hold the envelope flap down.

To finish I added tulle, gold thread and pearl sprays to fill the inside of the pocket. Be sure to stop by Eileen Hull’s blog to see the latest Book Club Chapter 2 projects from the Inspiration Team! You can find those posts HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

To Find the Perfect Tree Train Case

Hi everyone! I am here to share my Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team’s  Art with Heart project for this month using the bottom half of the Train Case diecut.

I cut the bottom from mat board and covered it with Graphic 45’s cardstock from the Gilded Lily collection. I know it isn’t really Christmasy but I wanted more of a wintery/snowman feel for my project since my house is decorated more in those colors. Plus I thought the little girl with the tree was prefect because I can keep this out and enjoy it in the winter months ahead.

The snowman I made from a 1″ and 1 1/2″ SmoothFoam balls. I gessoed and painted with an off white paint and once dry I put together and applied Antique Mod Podge and covered with glitter. I had baked “carrot noses” from Sculpey clay according to directions on the package. I adhered the nose and two dew drops to the snowman and added more glitter to the face. The “arms” are cut from wire which I rolled to make hands and then inserted on either side of the body and then added a little glue to secure.

I filled the inside of the case with tissue paper, adhered the bottle brush trees to that and the snow girl image I printed from the internet. I fussy cut out and adhered to one of the trees and added the snowman. 

The silver snowflake is an ornament that I had bought in a package of snowflakes and this one was deformed so instead of tossing it I decided to use as a back ground of sorts.

I worked tulle in and around the decorations and edges the ends with the gesso and glitter.

I finished off with snowflake sequins, paper flowers and thread. Be sure to hop over to Eileen Hull’s blog and link up your Favorite Things creation and see what the rest of the inspiration team has created!

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

Circus Love

Hi everyone! I found these scalloped cards I cut out from the Sizzix Scallop Card diecut several years ago along with a 4 1/2″x6 1/2″ pad of The Great Circus Company from Paper Studio. The set of Graphic 45 Cling Le Cirque 3 rubber stamps I had purchased at a great price at Tuesday Morning (2.99). Which of course I couldn’t pass up. 😉 I couldn’t decide on if I wanted to do Valentine’s Day theme cards or just wanted to keep them generic and finally wound up doing generic theme. So far this is what I came up with…I have a couple of more to do. 🙂

I stamped and used pastel chalks to color the images and then set the chalk with hairspray. Also I printed the sentiments from the computer and I inked all the edges with brown chalk ink.

I added sequins for a little bit of fun bling to the cards. Plus it is flat and should mail easily. 
If you have any questions about these cards please let me know.

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