Wonder Tag

Hi everyone! I am back with another project I created for ColorBox for their Creativation booth this past January. I know it took me forever to share these projects with everyone but I was trying to space my posts out so I didn’t overwhelm everyone with butterfly projects. ūüė¨

For this project I placed a 3 1/4″x5 1/2″ white tag in the Open Book Embossing Folder, placed between two cutting plates, placed onto the platform and run though a¬†Diecut Machine.¬†I inked an Art Dauber with¬†Jade Premium Dye Ink¬†and lightly rubbed over the embossed tag.

I placed a piece of White Cardstock on top of the Ornate Frame Diecut and placed between cutting plates and run through the diecut machine. I inked an art dauber with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink and lightly ink over the Ornate Frame Diecut. I added Gold Gems to the diecut and adhered the diecut to the center of tag.

Next I placed the outline of the butterfly stamp, from the¬†Butterfly Clear Stamps¬†onto the¬†MISTI Stamping Tool¬†and inked with¬†Leather Premium Dye Ink¬†and stamped onto a piece of White Cardstock. I placed the “filled in” image of the Butterfly stamp onto the MISTI Stamping Tool (be sure to line up the stamp with the stamped butterfly cardstock image) and inked the stamp with¬†Sandstone Premium Dye Ink¬†and stamp on top of the stamped butterfly image.

I loaded three art daubers with the following Premium Dye Inks: Bahama , Atmosphere and Dandelion. I inked the majority of the butterfly image with Atmosphere Premium Dye Ink. I inked over a small portion the wings, near the body, with Bahama Premium Dye Ink. Lastly I inked the inner and outer edges of the wings with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink. I fussy cut the butterfly image out with Scissors. I adhered a metal tab to the body of the butterfly and added a Pink Gem to the metal tab for the head. I also added two Pearl Pins and Foam Pop Dots to the back of the butterfly and placed in the center of the tag.

I placed the “For Small Wonders” stamp onto an the MISTI Stamping Tool and inked with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of green cardstock . I cut out the “Wonder” sentiment with a¬†Paper Cutter¬†and cut another piece of yellow cardstock slightly larger than the sentiment and adhered both together. I added foam pop dots and placed sentiment under the butterfly.

I cut and adhered lace and Pom Pom trim to fit bottom of tag. I cut two 8″ pieces of lace and two gold Ric Rac and trim and strung through the top of tag, tied off with twine and adhered a button on top of twine. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


ColorBox: Art Daubers
Pom Pom Trim
Gold Ric Rac
Gold Trim
Gold Gems
Pink Gem
Pearl Pins (2)
Sizzix: Ornate Frame Diecut
Maggie Holmes: Open Book Embossing Folder
MISTI Stamping Tool
White Tag
Metal Tab
Scraps of Green and Yellow Cardstock
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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

Quilt Queen Shadowbox

Hi everyone! I am super excited to share that my little shadow box is featured over on Canvas Corp blog today! As you know I love creating with diecuts¬†but they can a little expensive if not on sale or if you are lucky enough to find them on clearance. When I do purchase them I always try to think of other possible uses besides the obvious use the diecut is intended for and this is the case with the House Gift Card Holder Diecut. I had purchased these cute printables from Lisa’s Altered Art on Etsy and I had wanted to use an image or two in some type of shadow box. Then I had the bright idea that I could use the¬†House Gift Card Holder¬†and the Make it 3D diecuts to make my own¬†shadow box. For instructions and photos you can find the post HERE.¬†

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

Butterfly House and a Reindeer Card

Hi everyone! I wanted to hop on the blog and share a couple of projects I created over three years ago for a Stamper’s Sampler magazine call. I mailed these off May of 2013 with the hopes of maybe they would be selected for the magazine. I figured after this amount of time it wasn’t selected.¬†
The first project was for the template challenge in the¬†magazine which was butterflies. I started with Eileen Hull’s House Gift Card Holder and cut out a house diecut and embossed with one of Tim Holtz’s¬†embossing folders (if I find the name of the folder I will update my blog…sorry three years has gone by you know ūüė¶ ). The butterfly template I printed off in several different sizes on copy paper, cut out, traced on cardstock, cut those out, stamped and adhered to the front of the house. I did add a pull out¬†with the word “FLY” to the tab.

The second project is a 3″x6″ Christmas card I created using Robin’s Nest cardstock and Dew Drops. I so love the reindeer stamp I used!

Maybe there is still I chance it will be selected for a future Stamper’s Sampler magazine? Who know? ūüôā But I wanted to share these with you. If you do have any questions about either one of these projects please let me know.

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

Flowers and Lace

Hi everyone! I created this card for a magazine call but it wasn’t selected so I thought why not share? ūüôā The base of the card is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folded. I cut a piece of patterned cardstock slightly smaller than the base and I embossed with the Floral Tapestry embossing folder and crumpled the edges of a 2″ x 5 1/2″ ¬†of cardstock. I also lightly inked the edges and over the embossed image with gold¬†ink.

From the vellum I cut an Ornate Frame Diecut and glued it off center of the 2 inch strip of cardstock and I also added three paper banners and a bit of trim on top of the ornate frame diecut. I cut a 2 inch piece of vintage lace and gathered it in the center and tied off to create a bow. Next I made bows in cording and gold metallic thread and glued it along with the lace bow to the vellum diecut. I then layered two cream colored flowers, added leaves I had in my stash, button, Dew Drops and to two pearlized pins to finish off the frame.

I printed from the computer the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment, inked the edges and adhered to the upper corner of the card. The card still looked “off balance” to me so I added a bit of lace, button and dew drops to the bottom corner to finally finish off this card.¬†
The bright side of this card not being selected for the¬†magazine call is I now have a card ready to give when Mother’s Day rolls around. ūüôā
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

The Robin’s Nest: Pink and Frilly Valentine

Hi everyone!¬†I am back as a guest designer today for the Robin’s Nest! I want to share a project I created for a Valentine’s Day card swap I am in on Instagram. The thing is my swap partner doesn’t know (I hope) that this little gift box will be traveling with the card I created for her. ūüôā
For more photos and info on this project please click HERE.¬†¬†ūüôā

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

Canvas Corp: Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Hi everyone! I’m here to share my very first project as a Marketing Contributor:Papercrafts for Canvas Corp. The whole CCB Crew was given a¬†4×4 Stretched Natural Canvas¬†to decorate anyway we wanted as long as it represented me/my style. Well, this is what I came up with. First I spritzed with both,¬†Bahama Blue Glimmer Mist,¬†Mint¬†Julip¬†Glimmer Mist¬†on the canvas¬†and let dry.

I used a combination of¬†Maritime 6×6 Paper Pad,¬†Poses and Reflections Gypsy Moments¬†Cardstock,¬†Conservatory 6×6 Paper Pad, to decorate the front and sides of the canvas along with a few embellishments I had on hand.

This is one of my favorite sayings and knew it was the perfect choice to be included. The gems that I used on the butterfly as its body is from an old prom dress.

The dancer I fussy cut from the¬†Poses and Reflections Gypsy Moments¬†Cardstock¬†and I added the butterfly wings which I cut from the¬†Conservatory 6×6 Paper Pad. I finished her off with a little banner I cut from scraps, beads and twine.
This is the first time I have ever had a chance to decorate a canvas and let me tell you. I am¬†hooked!!! I had so much fun with this that I bought some more to try my hand at…so stay tuned to see what I come up with on those. ūüėČ
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:

Other Supplies: Paper Doily, Beads, Twine, Gems, Dew Drops, Sequins, Thread, Pearlized Pins, Buttons, Chalk Ink, Paper Flower, Tulle

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

Happiness Junk Journal

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a few photos and a video of ¬†a junk journal that I created for myself…which is a rare thing…most of the time I create things for swaps or design team projects.¬†

I used a lot of scraps of cardstock from previous projects, embellishments I had received in swaps and used a few digital images I had found on the internet.

The cover is out of a file folder and there are 12 papers per signature with a total of 5 signatures and in all there are 240 pages front and back in this journal.

I received the butterfly image from Debbie-Anne who has Ephemera’s Vintage Garden on etsy. I love the zipper and dress pins I added to it to give it that quirkiness.

I am submitting this journal for the following challenges: 
Eileen Hull’s Art with Heart Challenge¬†
Paper Wings Productions Monthly Challenge

Hope you enjoy the video!

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

The Robin’s Nest: Blue Dahlia

Hi everyone!¬†I’m here to share a chest I created out of a Pringles can. Yep, that is right‚Ķa Pringles can. I looked on Pinterest and YouTube for inspiration and all I could find was cans decorated where the lid comes off and there was a few videos where both ends were cut off ¬†of the can and¬†then a straight line was drawn and cut from one end to another. Then the ends were traced onto chipboard, cut out and adhered to each end. Well I thought why can’t you leave the ends on and just trace the “lid” onto the can and then cut? Well, I’m going to show you how to create a Pringle’s chest using this month’s featured Floral Collection from the Robin’s Nest. For more photos and how to create this little chest please head on over to the Chattering Robin’s blog.

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is great and enjoy creating!