For Someone Special

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! This month’s challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #38 – Anything Goes + Acrylic Block Stamping! Our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month just to inspire you! Our twist this month is stamping with an acrylic block! Yes you can, and it’s easy and fun! I created a ‘celebrate’ card that can be used for lots of different occasions, and features a gorgeous Gibson Girl image.


I inked up an acrylic block with walnut stain distress ink, spritzed it with a little water, and ‘stamped’ it on 4×6 photo paper to create the background. When it was dry, I stamped the Gibson Girl in Jet Black StazOn ink. When that was completely dry (it took a little longer), I trimmed the image and adhered it to a tan panel which I adhered to a black card base. I created some photo corners with a 1/4″ circle punch and two small squares of cardstock cut diagonally. I stamped the sentiment and cut it with a flag die, which I layered on two more flag die cuts for dimension. I added a row of tiny black gemstones to finish the front.


I embellished the inside panel with a strip of tan cardstock and layered the panel on the same tan cardstock, then stamped the sentiment in black ink.


One more look… these Gibson Girl stamps are so beautiful! I really love the vintage feel of this card!


Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Addicted To Stamping and More: #391 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Friends Challenge: #136 – Add Embellishments (handmade photo corners and small black gemstones)
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: June Anything Goes
6. Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge – Make Your Own Background
7. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
8. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #440/441 – Anything Goes
9. Your Scrapbook Place: June Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock; GKD Black Onyx, Tan Leather and White cardstock; Canon 4×6 photo paper
Stamps: Flonzcraft Gibson Girl 01 stamp, Inspired by Stamping Petite Banners and Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp sets
Ink: Ranger walnut stain Distress Oxide ink, Jet Black StazOn ink
Dies/Punches: Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Tim Holtz distress sprayer, acrylic block, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice tiny black rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Remember, the twist is never mandatory to play in our challenges! Even if you don’t want to play the twist, we’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

For Someone Special

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you’re having a good crafty day! I’m super stoked to share my Ephemoire inspiration project with you this morning. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to head over to the Ephemoire Etsy Shop to check out all the amazing digital printables… there are collage sheets, digital papers, journal kits, clip art and mixed media printables, and the print quality is awesome!

I was provided Floral Field Notes #1, Floral Field Notes #2 and Floral Field Notes #3 to play with this month, all letter size, and created a four-drawer easel card. This is only the second one of these I’ve made – the first one was back in August of 2015 for another DT I was on at the time, and if you’d like to take a peek, it’s HERE. I have to say, I like this one better, lol! ;)


I created the base from heavy cardstock so it would keep it’s shape, then cut all the pieces to go around the outside of the box, the top of the box and the easel. The sentiments are computer-generated and I cut them with dies. I added flowers and a charm from my stash, and created the leaves with a punch.

I lined all the drawers and added flower brads for the drawer pulls. ;) 

Here’s one more look, open and closed… loving how this one turned out! So fun! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Chocolate, Vanilla, Sunflower and Leaf cardstock, Ephemoire Floral Field Notes #1, Floral Field Notes #2 and Floral Field Notes #3, all letter size
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire ‘Ruth’ Create-A-Card die set, Sizzix Dotted Rectangle dies, Stampin’ Up Leaf punch
Accessories:  Green and Pink Petaloo flower brads, yellow Hobby Lobby flowers, Fairy charm, Doodlebug Design yellow Mini Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the awesome printables at the Ephemoire Etsy Shop, and while you’re at it, head on over to the Ephemoire Facebook Page for tons of inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,