All Things Old are New Again Wedding Frame

Hi everyone! I want to share a project I created for an upcoming design team call for Gwen Studios.

Truth be told I started this project about four years ago…yep I pulled this from the pile of unfinished projects that I have pushed off to the side in my craft room. In the photo below this is where I had stopped with this frame. I had used a mat board frame that I covered with patterned cardstock, created a shallow shadow box with the Make It 3D Diecut (retired), add Medallion Diecuts (retired), the photo and trim.

Since my son and daughter in law’s wedding anniversary is coming up I thought this would be a great time to finish this and give it to them as a gift. I did cut out the Mr and Mrs sentiment and the Mandala Thinlit and add to the side of the frame.

I used the 3/8″ Black Satin Ribbon by Gwen Studios to create two bows.

I adhered the single bow to the top corner of the frame and added a flower, pearl sprig and a scrap of lace.

The larger bow I glued to the bottom corner of the frame and finished with flowers and pearl sprigs. Don’t you think the flowers “pops” against the black ribbon?

I think the frame will look perfect in my son and daughter in law’s house since it has a farmhouse vibe going on.

If you are looking for a different color of ribbon you can find that at along with patches and fabric. Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


Gwen Studios: 3/8″ Black Satin Ribbon

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlit


Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter

Various Patterned Cardstocks, Paper Flowers, Pearl Sprigs and scraps of Lace

Mat Board Frame

Zip Dry Adhesive

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From this Day Forward Wedding Tag

Hi everyone! I’m back with a tag I created in honor of my son and daughter in law’s wedding anniversary that is today. I had these photos laying around and I thought why not create something with them and this is what I came up with.
I started by placing a Size #10 Tag (upper half) in the Floral Tapestry Embossing Folder and placed  between two cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine. I removed and place lower half of tag in the Floral Tapestry Embossing Folder and completed the same steps. I inked two Art Daubers with Leaf and Frog Blends 2 Inks and inked over the leaves and vines of the embossed areas on the tag. Next I inked three Art Daubers with TutuWildberry and Melon Blends 2 Ink and inked over the flowers of the embossed areas on the tag.

I placed the Geometrics Art Screen on top of tag, loaded two art daubers with Tutu and Melon and randomly ink areas of art screen and once I achieved the desired effect I removed the art screen. I inked the glass tray with Coconut Blends 2 Ink, added water to ink, loaded a Paint Brush with ink mixture and splattered the tag.

I cut two photos to fit the tag. I adhered the first photo slightly off the side of tag. The second photo I cut a piece of textured white cardstock slightly larger than the photo an inked an art dauber with Melon Blends 2 Ink and inked the edges of cardstock and then adhered the photo to the mat. I added Foam Pop Dots to back of photo and placed slightly off other side of tag.

I placed a scrap of white cardstock on top of the Journaling Cards, Flowers and a piece of Crinoline Fabric on top of the Leaves Diecuts and run through the diecut machine. I shaped two flowers diecuts with a Stylus and adhered together and added two sequins and a gem to center of the flower.

Next I inked an art dauber with Frog Blends 2 Ink and inked the fabric leaf. Once dry I adhered to back of flower and added to the bottom of the photo.

I looped several threads to create two messy bows and adhered one under the flower diecut and other under the smaller photo along with a few pearl sprays.

 I finished the tag by cutting two nine inch pieces of seam binding and tying into a bow at the top of tag. As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.


ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Tutu Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Wildberry Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Melon Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Leaf Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Frog Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Coconut Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox: Art Daubers
Sizzix/Brenda Walton: Floral Tapestry Embossing Folder
Glass Tray 
Seam Binding
Pearl Sprays
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Crinoline Fabric

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

Bridal Shower Love Card

Hi everyone! I’m back with my project this month for Eileen Hull! I know I am cutting it close this month…YIKES!!! 😳

I started by cutting a piece of black cardstock and folded in half to create a 6″x6″ card base. I cut another piece of patterned cardstock slightly smaller than the card base along with flocked paper, part of a doily and lace which I adhered all to the card base. Next I inked my glass tray with the following Blends 2 Inks: Melon, Tutu, Sunshine, Frog, Wildberry and Leaf Inks. You can find these inks in Eileen Hull’s etsy store HERE. I added water to each ink and laid flowers and leaves that I had cut from the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Diecuts ( these I cut from Crinoline Fabric). And once I had them completely covered I removed and let dry.

I had a wooden “love” sentiment in my stash and inked with Coconut Blends 2 Ink (this can be found in Eileen’s etsy shop also).

While the sentiment was still wet I applied Eileen’s new Glistening Glass Molten Dimensions and set with a Heat Tool.

 I glued the sentiment to the bottom corner of the card. I added adhesive to the center of each flower and pinched in the center and “fluffed”. I adhered leaves to each flower before added to each side of the love sentiment.

I added a bit of tulle and thread to finish the card. Now all I need to do is add a gift card and my bridal gift is complete! Be sure to stop by Eileen’s blog and see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has been up to! You can find those posts HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions please let me know.


Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Crinoline Fabric

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

Petite Floral Tea Light Altered Jar

Hi everyone and happy first day of June! I am back today with a quick project for Momenta. I created this tea light candle holder using an empty Yoplait petite Oui glass jar. I love the yogurt and I love the shape of these jars to the point where I have a small collection of them for crafting proposes. 😁

I peeled the label off and removed the sticky residue with soap and water…if that doesn’t work I use Goof Off. From the Metallic Paper Pad I selected a peachy pink with gold flicks cardstock to use with the Border Intricate Flowers Metal Diecuts. I run the diecut through the Diecut Machine and cut two of the diecuts out. 

I adhered one whole and a half of the other diecut around the lip of the jar.

I selected a green paper doily from the 2″ Doily Watercolor Package and adhered to the front of the jar.

From the same peachy pink cardstock I punched a circle and adhered to the center of the doily. I cut a leaf and three flowers from the Cut and Emboss Floral Wreath Template. I shaped the flowers and leaf with a Stylus.

I adhered all three flowers and the leaf to the front of the jar along with several loops of thread. I also added a green gem to the center of the flower. I added a battery operated candle to the inside of the jar and it’s finished! This would be perfect for decorating tables for a wedding don’t you think? Be sure to stop by the Momenta DIY Project Page  for more inspiration!  As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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

Dragonfly Photo Box

Hi everyone! I am back today with a Photo Box I created using Eileen Hull’s Stamp and Photo Storage Diecut and embossing powders by ColorBox. I started by cutting two Stamp and Photo Storage Diecut from Matboard using a Diecut Machine

I cut one of the flaps off of each diecut and placed one of the diecuts in the Floral Frame Embossing Folder and run through the diecut machine. I put the box together according to directions on the Stamp and Photo Storage Diecut packaging.
I used a hot glue gun to adhere the two diecuts together to create a box and I cut to fit three pieces of cardstock and adhere to the sides of the box. 

I adhered lace and flat back pearls to the bottom of the box. 

Next I cut two flowers from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts and punch leaves from the mini leaf punch and shape and adhere to the bottom of the box and add a flat back pearl to the center of the flower.

I used two dragonfly diecuts from my own personal stash and ink completely with Aquamarine Chalk Ink

After the ink dried I inked both with Top Box Clear Embossing Ink and added Copper Embossing Powder randomly on both dragonfly diecuts. 

I set the embossing powder with a Heat Tool and applied more Top Box Clear Embossing Ink and complete the same steps with the Gold Sparkle and Opalescent Clear Embossing Powders until desired effect is achieved.

I added adhesive to the center of one of the dragonfly diecuts and glue on top of the other dragonfly diecut. 

I bent the wings up on the dragonfly, adhere to the top of the photo box and add a flatback pearl to finish off the box.

This would be a perfect gift to hold wedding photos, graduate or personal photos in. Also below is links to most of the tools and supplies I used if you want to recreate this project for yourself. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


Sizzix: Matboard
Sizzix/Brenda Walton:(Be Merry 2 PK Embossing Folders) Floral Frame Embossing Folder
ColorBox:(Surf’s Up Chalk Ink Set ) Aquamarine Chalk Ink
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Flatback Pearls
Thanks so much for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful 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!

A Good Day for a Wedding

Hi everyone! I am here to finally share the fans (forty of them) I created for my son and now wife’s wedding which was last week. I had found in the Silhouette library a 3D Rosette Flower-Dotted design ID #21879 but it was small so I sized it up to 3 1/2″ in height and 11 1/8 wide and copied pasted another image onto the design area to be printed.
I used the following cardstocks from Canvas Corp to create these fans: Gold & Kraft Diamond, Gold & Kraft Damask and Gold & Kraft Stripe cardstocks.

After folding and gluing both strips of the rosette together (end to end) I had a circle that had to be “pushed” down to create the rosette. I used a hot glue gun to glue a small Kraft cardstock circle to the center. It dries a lot faster so you don’t have to hold it for what seems like forever. Then I repeated the same process on the other side of the rosette.

Since my daughter in law’s colors for the wedding was mint green, Lavender and pink I ran cardstock through my diecut machine to cut out several scalloped circles and then embossed with Brenda Walton’s Floral Tapestry embossing folder

I adhered those to the front and back of each fan. Along with a wood paddle that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Here is a small portion of the fans before I boxed them and since them off with my son before the wedding. 🙂

The day of the wedding it rained just a little bit and then cleared up…isn’t rain suppose to be good luck for a wedding? But all in all it was the perfect day for an outdoor wedding. The bride was beautiful and all the decorations and special touches truly made this a day to remember. Plus I gained a daughter I never had too. 🙂

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

Wedding Bliss

Hi everyone! I am here to share a mini album I created for a friend to give as a wedding gift. The colors of the wedding are a mix of mint green, pink, gold, cream and it also had to have a vintage feel to it.
The wooden frame I have had it for several years and finally found a use for it. I painted it with Tattered Angels Decor and DIY Ivory. This I used as the cover for the album. I used several different embellishments I had on hand. I so loved how the cover looks. 

I cut from both of the following collections:  7 Gypsies: Harmony and My Mind’s Eye: On Trend…12 pages…some I mounted to mat board with the Album Cover and Page diecut. I also used the Scalloped Envelope and Large Scalloped Square (both retired Sizzix) from Stamping’ Up. The Scallop Square was used as the back cover for the album.

I LOVE the dress form and how it turned out! I fussy cut that from the Harmony Collection and bunched up tulle which I tied off with thread and embellished with a tiny flower and a tiny heart shaped gem.

There are several pockets and tuck spots which I stamped tags with the Happy Ever After stamp set.

I used Small Antique Silver Rings to attach all of the pages together and finished off with ribbon and lace.
Here is a short video that shows all of the pages. 🙂
There you have it. I am really please with how it turned out.
If you have any questions please let me know.

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

Canvas Corp Cards at CHA

Hi everyone! It seems like it has been awhile since my last post but I needed to take a moment and be still. I had been non-stop all the way up until the first of the year working on design team projects. I was also asked by Camille from Canvas Corp if they sent me cardstock (new product) would I be willing to do cards for the possibility of being used at CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) or being used in an upcoming look-book. Well, of course I said yes. 🙂 I came up with 12 cards which I mailed off at the last possible moment (December 31st) and was very happy that it arrived in Camille’s hands on the 3rd of January.
I am now able to share with everyone since CHA is over with. Also Jennifer from Crafty Card Gallery had gone to CHA and took photos of my cards on display which I included some in this blog post.  
Hope you enjoy the cards. 🙂

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

P.S. I revamped my blog and had a new banner designed by Tiffany Jane which I think she did an awesome job on! 🙂

Once in a While Card

Hi everyone! After taking a mini craft break this past week I’m back to share a quick card I created using Robin’s Nest Wedding {in love} Collection.
The card was very simple and quick to put together. The base of the card is Silver on Cream Classic Swirl Cardstock and I added vellum over the top of the base to soften the look of the card. I cut the dancing couple from the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock which is two sided and cut a suit and shoes out from the  Dark Vanilla Silver Glitter Cardstock for the gentleman dancer.  I embossed the silver chipboard and framed with the backside of the Dark Vanilla Silver Glitter Cardstock, cut a banner and adhered all to the card along with lace and dew drops. I also used the “Once in a while” sentiments which is from the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock which I thought was the perfect saying to go along with the dancing couple.

I cut a frame for to the sentiment and added pop dots to add dimension and a medallion diecut to finish off the card. 

Robin’s Nest: Silver on Cream Classic Swirl Cardstock, Dark Vanilla Silver Glitter Cardstock, Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock, Irredescent Classic Glitter Swirl Vellum, Wedding Swirl Glitter Cardstock, Silver Glitter Chipboard, Dark Vanilla Dew Drops
Other supplies Used:
Sizzix- Brenda Walton: Medallion and Dancers Diecuts, Tim Holtz: French Script Embossing Folder
Chalk Ink

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