It’s Your Birthday!

Hey everybody! Happy Thursday – I hope you’re having a great week! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Ally’s Angels and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #64! I created a birthday card featuring a pretty jar of flowers against a felt doily and a foiled background!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from 110# Solar White cardstock along with layering panels from CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen Eclipse Black cardstock and 80# Solar White. Using the Hero Arts Zig Zag Pattern stencil, DecoFoil Transfer Gel Duo and Spellbinders Silver Holographic Facets Glimmer Foil with my laminator, I created the background on the white layering panel. I embellished it with very narrow black linen cardstock strips and adhered it to the black linen panel.

Using the Stampin’ Up Jar of Flowers stamp set, I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Solar White cardstock, colored the flowers with alcohol markers and fussy cut them, and punched the jar with the coordinating punch. I adhered a Brutus Monroe Charcoal Felt Doily to the card front and then affixed the jar of flowers. I stamped a Taylored Expressions Simple Strips-Birthday sentiment in black ink, cut it with the coordinating die, and adhered it to the top left of the card base. I created a coordinating element from a scrap of white cardstock and a strip of Eyelet Outlet skinny black glitter washi tape, and adhered it to the bottom right. The finishing touch was adding several Darice black gemstones.

I cut the inside panel from 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a strip of CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen Eclipse Black cardstock used on the front. I added another Taylored Expressions Simple Strips-Birthday sentiment stamped in black ink, and layered the panel on black linen cardstock.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen Eclipse Black cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Jar of Flowers stamp set, Taylored Expressions Simple Strips-Birthday
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Catherine Pooler Tranquil and Twilight inks; Arteza alcohol markers- YG02/05/06, Y07, R23/25, RP09, YR37
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Jar Punch, Taylored Expressions Simple Strips-Asymmetrical Die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, DecoFoil Stencil Pal, DecoFoil Transfer Gel Duo, Hero Arts Zig Zag Pattern stencil, Spellbinders Silver Holographic Facets Glimmer Foil, Scotch Laminator, Brutus Monroe Charcoal Felt Doily, Stampin’ Up Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals, Eyelet Outlet skinny black glitter washi tape, Darice black gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this time! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Thanks A Million

10/15/22 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi friends! A very Happy Monday to you all – I hope you had a great weekend! Our new challenge is live over at Ally’s Angels this morning and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #63! I created a pretty foiled thank you card using the bleaching technique. All of our challenges are Anything Goes, so the sky is the limit for creating a handmade project! Come on over and play!

I cut a 3-1/2″ x 6″ mini slimline card base from CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock along with a layering panel from Hygloss Metallic Gold Foil cardstock using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers Dies. I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System, Gold Glimmer Foil, and Skinny Stripe Background Hot Foil Plate to create the background and adhered it to the gold metallic foil layering panel and then to the card front.

I used the Trinity Stamps First Bloom stamps and dies on GKD Black Onyx cardstock for the focal image which I heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, bleached, and colored with Karin Brushmarkers. I created a sentiment with the Spellbinders Mini Everyday Sentiments Hot Foil Plate and adhered it on Scrapbook Adhesives Black 3D Foam Squares. The finishing touch was adding several Eyelet Outlet Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers Dies, and embellished it with a leftover striped foiled piece trimmed from the front panel. I stamped the inside sentiment (from the Altenew Painted Butterflies stamp set) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and layered the panel on metallic gold foil cardstock.

And one more peek… really loving how this turned out! What a gorgeous way to send a thank you!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202210 – Anything Goes w/optional But First… (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10-2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start – #102022 – Anything Goes w/ optional Circles and Squares (no twist)
4. Classic Design Challenge: October #10 – Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: October Anything Goes
6. Paperbabe Stamps: #178 – Anything Goes

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Black Onyx cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, Hygloss Metallic Gold Foil cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock
Stamps: Trinity Stamps First Bloom stamp set, Altenew Painted Butterflies stamp set
Ink: Karin Brushmarkers- Red Lilac, Olive Green and Apple; Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers Dies, Trinity Stamps First Bloom die set, Mini Everyday Sentiments Hot Foil & Die Set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System, Gold Glimmer Foil, Skinny Stripe Background Hot Foil Plate, Mini Everyday Sentiments Hot Foil Plate; Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Scrapbook Adhesives Black 3D Foam Squares, Eyelet Outlet Gold Glitter Enamel Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Leaves Shadowbox

9/10/22 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!
10/1/22 Top 5 at Moving Along With The Times!
10/2/22 Front Porch Winner at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi friends! Happy Saturday – I hope you’re doing something fun this weekend! You know where I am… in my favorite place fairly close to my favorite guy! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Ally’s Angels and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #62! Our challenges are always Anything Goes, so come on over and play! I created a shadowbox using leaves stickers for glassware which I adhered to layers of acetate. My inspiration came from a botanical multi-layer project I saw in the Brother CanvasWorkspace Project Collection which had an assortment of leaves cut from vinyl.

I created the shadowbox from CutCardStock Basis 110# White cardstock and adhered a brick-look panel cut from The Paper Studio Entirely Textures 2 paper pad to the back. I adhered leaves stickers to three acetate panels which I adhered to the inside of the shadowbox on top of each other and separated by double-sided adhesive foam strips.

I then added two frames cut from CutCardStock Shadow Gray cardstock and green glitter cardstock (from the American Crafts American Crafts Christmas Print 6×6 Cardstock Pad) which I adhered together and placed on double-sided adhesive foam strips. The finishing touch was adding a sentiment from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips in Reverse – Everyday Occasions.

And one more peek… I really love how this turned out! These leaves have such a realistic look to them! And they were a surprise find at a Dollar Tree store that I visited while our cat, Loki, was at the vet getting a lion shave!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202209 – Anything Goes w/optional Leaves (playing twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2022 – Anything Goes
3. Alphabet Challenge Blog: L is for Leaves
4. Classic Design Challenge: September #9 – Anything Goes
5. Crafting Happiness: #131 – Not a card: Anything Goes
6. Crafty Catz: #605 – Anything Goes w/optional Use a Stencil (no twist)
7. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: September Anything Goes
8. Moving Along With The Times: #146 – Trees and/or Leaves

Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! 

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis 110# White cardstock, CutCardStock Shadow Gray cardstock, American Crafts Christmas Print 6×6 Cardstock Pad, The Paper Studio Entirely Textures 2 12×12 paper pad
Dies/Punches: Taylored Expressions Simple Strips – Asymmetrical Die
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Fiskars 12″ SureCut Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Grafix Craft Plastic, Glassware Leaves Stickers, Taylored Expressions Simple Strips in Reverse – Everyday Occasions, Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Strips

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this time! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Happy for Chocolate!

8/21/22 Rising Star at A Place To Start!
8/21/22 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hey everybody! Happy Hump Day! I have some great news to share with you today – I have taken over the Ally’s Angels challenge blog for the lovely Ally who is no longer able to devote the necessary time to keep it running. I’ll only be making a few outward changes to the blog but Ally’s basic structure and rules will remain the same (for now anyway), so come on over and play! All challenges are Anything Goes and we’re in need of a few more designers, so if you have room on your plate, let me know! Only one project a month (due by the 5th), a blog and good photos… easy peasy! My debut DT inspiration project for Challenge #61 is a super cute chocolate bar birthday card I created for my daughter-in-law, and she loved it! Well… who wouldn’t, lol?! This card was featured in a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter a while back HERE, and I thought it was so stinkin’ cute, I just had to make one!

I cut a 3-1/2″ x 6″ mini slimline card base from CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock along with a short panel from CutCardStock Bright Gold Foil cardstock and a slightly shorter panel that I covered with Eyelet Outlet Fox & Flowers washi tape which made the wrapper. For the chocolate squares, I punched nine 1″ squares from the Basis Brown cardstock and adhered them to the top portion of the card front. Similarly, I punched nine 3/4″ squares from the brown cardstock and adhered one to the center of each 1″ square with 3-D foam squares. I adhered the two short wrapper panels together and then to the card front. I embellished the wrapper with ephemera and enamel dots from the Scrapbook & Cards Today February 2021 Sampler.

I cut the inside panel from 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a leftover strip of CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock. I stamped one portion of the sentiment (from the Stampin’ Up Happy & Heartfelt stamp set) in Memento Rich Cocoa ink, and the other portion (from the Stampin’ Up For The Record stamp set) in Delicata Gold Glitz ink, and layered the panel on CutCardStock Bright Gold Foil cardstock.

And one more peek… don’t you just love this?! You know you want to make one! I do believe this has moved to the number one spot on my list of all-time loves! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202208 – August Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: August #8 2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #082022 – Anything Goes w/optional By The Book (no twist)
4. Classic Design Challenge: August #8 – Anything Goes
5. Country View Challenges: August 2022 – Happy Birthday
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: August Anything Goes
7. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: August Challenge – Anything Goes

Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! 

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Brown and Bright Gold Foil cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Happy & Heartfelt stamp set, Stampin’ Up For The Record stamp set
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Delicata Gold Glitz ink
Dies/Punches: EK Success 3/4″ and 1″ square punches
Accessories: Scrapbook & Cards Today February 2021 Sampler (ephemera and enamel dots) We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Eyelet Outlet Fox & Flowers washi tape, Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Foam Squares

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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