Happy Birthday to you

Hi everyone! Can’t you believe it’s the last flippin’ day of June already?! The year is half over and it’ll be Christmas before we know it! :D I have a super adorable Tape Runner DT inspiration project to share with you today…. a clean and simple child birthday card featuring the Lawn Fawn Duh-Nuh stamps and dies, and of course, all panels were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner. I donated this one to Cards for Cubs. ;)

As mentioned above, all panels were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner. Wet glue was used only to adhere small elements. I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from CutCardStock Basis 110# White cardstock along with a layering panel from The Paper Cut blue crinkle paper. I used the My Favorite Things Slimline Ocean Motion die to cut the top off the blue crinkle paper layer and adhered it to the card base. I stamped the shark, bubbles and small fish from the Lawn Fawn Duh-Nuh stamp set in Catherine Pooler Jack Black ink, colored them with alcohol markers, and cut them with the coordinating Lawn Fawn Duh-Nuh dies. I stamped a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Tiny Tag Sayings: Birthday stamp set in black ink in the bottom right corner, and then adhered the die cut elements.

I cut the inside panel from CutCardStock Basis 80# White cardstock and embellished it with a narrow strip of CutCardStock Basis Medium Blue cardstock and a shark fin stamped from the Lawn Fawn Duh-Nuh stamp set which I colored with alcohol markers and cut with the coordinating Lawn Fawn Duh-Nuh die. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Catherine Pooler Black Jack ink and layered the panel on medium blue cardstock.

And one more look… such an adorable card created from a super simple design! And like I always say, it definitely helps to have great adhesive to hold everything together!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Little Red Wagon: #660 – I am the Walrus
2. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #524 – Anything Goes with Paper
3. The Creative Crafters: #53 – Anything Goes
4. Through The Craft Room Door: June 21st Anything Goes

Tape Runner products used:
Retractable Tape Runner

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

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis 110# White, Basis 80# White and Basis Medium Blue cardstock, The Paper Cut blue crinkle paper
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Duh-Nuh stamp set and Tiny Tag Sayings: Birthday stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Black Jack ink; Arteza alcohol markers- NG06/08, YR32/33, B18
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Slimline Ocean Motion die, Lawn Fawn Duh-Nuh die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamping tool, Big Shot

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get your craft on! Be sure to check out the ah-mazing Tape Runner, Retractable Tape Runner and Highlight Tape Runner at TapeRunner.com! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Birthday Fishes ATC

Hey everybody, Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re having a great week so far! I’ve popped in this morning to share an awesome Tape Runner DT inspiration project! I created an artist trading card featuring a phantom stamped background along with a super adorable Cottage Cutz die set, and of course, all elements (except the pearls) were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner. You know how I love ATCs, and this one was definitely a fun one!

As mentioned above, all elements on this ATC were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner. Wet glue was used only to adhere the pearls. I cut two 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ ATC bases, trimmed just a tiny bit off one of them, and rounded the corners on both. I colored the trimmed panel with an orange alcohol marker. When it was dry, I stamped the birthday fishes sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Whale Done stamp set in a vertical orientation in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Next, I stamped the RiverCity Rubber Works Birthday Background in Versamark and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder.

I adhered the trimmed, stamped and embossed ATC panel onto the remaining ATC base. Using the Cottage Cutz Goldfish & Bowl die set, I die cut all the elements from 110# Solar White cardstock. I colored them with alcohol markers and adhered them to the ATC. The finishing touch was adding Eyelet Outlet white pearl bling across the top of the fishbowl.

And one more peek… how stinkin’ cute is this ATC?! I absolutely LOVE this die set and it’s so awesome to have good strong Tape Runner adhesive to hold it all together!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #6-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Ally’s Angels: #59 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: June #6 – Anything Goes
4. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #124 – Anything Goes Always
5. Crafty Catz: #600 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Add Sentiment
6. Critter Crazy Challenges: #63 – Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
7. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday Challenge: June Anything Goes
8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #184 – Anything Goes
9. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #06 – Anything Goes

Tape Runner products used:
Retractable Tape Runner

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

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Whale Done stamp set, RiverCity Rubber Works Birthday Background stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Arteza alcohol markers- YR04/14, R03/05, YG43, B17/18, BR82, BK00; Versamark
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Cottage Cutz Goldfish & Bowl die set
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamping tool, Big Shot, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Eyelet Outlet White Pearl Bling Strip

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get your craft on! Be sure to check out the ah-mazing Tape Runner, Retractable Tape Runner and Highlight Tape Runner at TapeRunner.com! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Happy Father’s Day

Hi everyone! Is it getting warm where you are? I’ve been seeing posts on Facebook from friends saying they are melting, lol! We reached 98 degrees out here yesterday, which is pretty warm but not horrible, because we don’t have a lot of humidity. So we survived pretty well, thankfully with A/C. I’ve popped in this morning to share an awesome Tape Runner DT inspiration project! I created another Father’s Day card, and of course, all panels were adhered with Tape Runner. This one has a little kraft cardstock tone-on-tone going on which I paired with red cardstock and blue ink for a nice masculine look.

As mentioned above, all panels were adhered with Tape Runner. Spray adhesive was used for the intricate die cut, and wet glue was used to adhere the gemstones. I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from CutCardStock Twine cardstock. Next, I cut a layering panel from the Twine cardstock along with a slightly larger layering panel from CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock which I adhered together and then to the card base. Using the Tutti Designs Twisted Rope Background Die, I die cut the rope from the Twine cardstock as well, and adhered it to the card front. I stamped an Inspired by Stamping nautical tag and sentiment on the Twine cardstock in Catherine Pooler Suede Shoes and Rockin’ Red inks, and cut it with the coordinating die from the Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 2 set. The finishing touch was adding several Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals.

I cut the inside panel from CutCardStock Twine cardstock, stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts Special Thank You stamp set in Catherine Pooler Suede Shoes ink, and layered the panel on CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock.

And one more look… really happy with how this tone-on-tone design turned out, and I’m always happy with how well the panels adhere with Tape Runner!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202206 – Anything Goes / optional Let It All Hang Out (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #6-2022 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: June #6 – Anything Goes
4. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #124 – Anything Goes Always
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog: June Anything Goes
6. Paperbabe Stamps: #169 – Anything Goes
7. Try It On Tuesday: For The Man In Your Life
8. Use Your Stuff: #449 – Anything Goes
9. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: June Challenge – Masculine

Tape Runner products used:
Tape Runner

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

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Twine cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Masculine Tags stamp set, Hero Arts Special Thank You stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Suede Shoes and Rockin’ Red inks
Dies/Punches: Tutti Designs Twisted Rope Background die, Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 2
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamping tool, Big Shot, Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get your craft on! Be sure to check out the ah-mazing Tape Runner, Retractable Tape Runner and Highlight Tape Runner at TapeRunner.com! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

To the guy that wears many hats

6/4/22 Winner at Make the Cards Challenge!

Hey everybody! A big Happy Monday to you all – I hope your week has started off nicely! If you’re in the States, then that means you’re having a Memorial Day holiday today, so please take a moment to remember and honor those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. I’ve popped in this morning to share another awesome Tape Runner DT inspiration project. I created a Father’s Day card, and of course, all panels were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner. This super cute stamp and die bundle from Stampin’ Up makes the perfect Father’s Day cards! And this one is almost a one-layer card, lol!

As mentioned above, all panels were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner. Wet glue was used only to adhere the tiny star sequins. I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from CutCardStock Basis 110# White cardstock and a narrow panel from a striped patterned paper in the Crafter’s Companion Just for Men Brights Collection 6×6 paper pad which I adhered to the bottom of the card front. I stamped the hat from the Stampin’ Up Hats Off stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on a coordinating paper from the Just for Men paper pad, die cut it with the coordinating die from the Stampin’ Up Hat Builder die set, and layered it on two additional hats die cut from CutCardStock Basis 80# White cardstock for a little dimension. Using the same Stampin’ Up stamps and dies, I stamped and die cut the patch for the front of the hat from CutCardStock Basis Gold cardstock and adhered it to the hat. I stamped the sentiment and added several silver star sequins which completed the card front.

I cut a striped patterned paper strip from the Just for Men paper pad and stamped the sentiment from the Inspired by Stamping Masculine Tags stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink which completed the card.

And one more peek… can’t believe how simple this card was to create, and I love that I can count on everything adhering well with Tape Runner!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Addicted To Stamps and More: #430 – Die Cuts and/or Stencils
2. Make the Cards Challenge: #55 – Use Two Patterned Papers
3. Paperbabe Stamps: #168 – Anything Goes
4. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge: #522 – Anything Goes with Paper
5. The Creative Crafters: #52 – Anything Goes
6. Through The Craft Room Door: May 24th Anything Goes
7. Use Your Stuff: #449 – Anything Goes

Tape Runner products used:
Retractable Tape Runner

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

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis 110# White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Gold cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Just for Men Brights Collection 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Hats Off stamp set, Inspired by Stamping Masculine Tags stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Hat Builder die set
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamping tool, Big Shot, Unity silver star sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get your craft on! Be sure to check out the ah-mazing Tape Runner, Retractable Tape Runner and Highlight Tape Runner at TapeRunner.com! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Strong Women Make Waves

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a great week and looking forward to the weekend that’s rapidly approaching! I’ve popped in this morning to share an awesome Tape Runner DT inspiration project! I created a fun friendship card featuring some sassy mermaids, and of course, all panels were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner! The mermaid stamps and dies have been in my stash for a bit just begging to be used, and I had a good play with a stencil and translucent embossing paste along with some mists and gorgeous foils – this was totally fun putting together!

As mentioned above, all panels were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner. Wet glue was used only to adhere the gemstones. I cut a standard A2 size card base from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Lagoon cardstock along with layering panels from CutCardStock Basis Teal and Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock which I adhered together and then to the card base. I used DreamWeaver Translucent Embossing Paste and the Taylored Expressions Splash Stencil to create the background on a piece of Strathmore Cotton Watercolor cardstock and allowed it to dry. Next I sprayed Tattered Angels It’s Blue Glimmer Mist and Shade Simply Sheer Mist which gave the background some ‘sea’ color while keeping the splashes white, and then adhered it to the card base once dry.

I then created three mermaid tails using the Taylored Expressions Be A Mermaid detailed die along with DecoFoil Peel-N-Stick Toner Sheet and DecoFoil Glass Slipper, Rainglow and Purple Foil Transfer Sheets which I adhered to solid mermaid tails cut from CutCardStock Bright Gold and Bright Silver cardstock and then adhered to the card front. I stamped the sentiment in Catherine Pooler Bay Breeze ink on Solar White cardstock, trimmed it, and adhered it to the bottom of the card front. The finishing touch was adding several Taylored Expressions White Rhinestones.

I cut the inside panel from 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a leftover strip trimmed from the background on the front and a narrow strip of teal cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For Almost Everything stamp set in teal ink on a scrap piece of Solar White cardstock, trimmed it and adhered it to the panel, then layered the panel on teal cardstock.

And one more peek… I really love how this one turned out! And it’s always great to have awesome adhesive to hold it all together!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Alphabet Challenge Blog: D is for Die Cuts
3. Classic Design Challenge: #5 May Anything Goes
4. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #123 – Anything Goes Always
5. Crafty Catz: #596 – Anything Goes w/ optional Add Some Pink
6. International Art & Soul: #133 – 3 of Something
7. Paperbabe Stamps: #168 – Anything Goes
8. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #05 – Anything Goes

Tape Runner products used:
Retractable Tape Runner

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

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Cotton Watercolor 5×7 cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Lagoon cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Bright Gold Foil cardstock, CutCardStock Bright Silver Foil cardstock
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Be A Mermaid stamp set, Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For Almost Everything stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Bay Breeze ink
Dies/Punches: Taylored Expressions Be A Mermaid die set
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamping tool, Big Shot, DecoFoil Glass Slipper, Rainglow and Purple Transfer Sheets, DecoFoil Peel-N-Stick Toner Sheets, brayer, DreamWeaver Translucent Embossing Paste, DecoFoil Stencil Pal, Taylored Expressions Splash Stencil, Tattered Angels It’s Blue Glimmer Mist and Shade Simply Sheer Mist, Taylored Expressions White Rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get your craft on! Be sure to check out the ah-mazing Tape Runner, Retractable Tape Runner and Highlight Tape Runner at TapeRunner.com! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

To A Wonderful Mom

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday! I hope you’ve been having some fun this week and not working too hard! I’ve popped in this morning to share an awesome Tape Runner DT inspiration project! I’ve been making a few commissioned Mother’s Day cards, and this one is earmarked for my daughter-in-law so I hope she doesn’t see this post before the card arrives… it’ll be close so fingers crossed! Of course, all panels were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner. This card turned out so pretty with all the gold embossing which really pops on the glossy black cardstock.

As mentioned above, all panels were adhered with Tape Runner. I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from 110# Solar White cardstock along with a roughly two-thirds size panels from glossy black cardstock and gold metallic foil cardstock. I stamped the Brutus Monroe Botanical background stamp onto the glossy black cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed it with Ranger gold embossing powder. I adhered the panel to the gold metallic foil panel and then to the card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Prickley Pear Stamps Spring Scalloped Circles stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, trimmed it and adhered it to the card base on 1-mm thick foam squares. The finishing touch was adding several Taylored Expressions Gold Drip Drops.

I cut the inside panel from 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a strip of gold metallic foil cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in black ink and layered the panel on glossy black cardstock.

And one more peek… really loving how this turned out and Tape Runner is definitely my favorite adhesive for getting panels to stick nicely. And I can’t believe the gold metallic foil actually looks gold and not black in these photos! Win-Win!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202205 – May Anything Goes w/ optional Mother’s Day Slimline (Mother’s Day but not a slimline)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #052022 – Anything Goes w/ optional Lilies and Lace (flowers but no lace)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #5 May Anything Goes

Tape Runner products used:
Retractable Tape Runner

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

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, Marco’s Cast-Kote Gloss Black cardstock, Hygloss Gold Metallic Foil cardstock
Stamps: Brutus Monroe Botanical background stamp, Prickley Pear Stamps Spring Scalloped Circles stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamping tool, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Milwaukee Heat Tool, Taylored Expressions Gold Drip Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get your craft on! Be sure to check out the ah-mazing Tape Runner, Retractable Tape Runner and Highlight Tape Runner at TapeRunner.com! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Happy Mother’s Day Inked Pink

5/6/22 Top 3 Winner at Alphabet Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a terrific Tuesday! Sure is hard to believe that another weekend has passed by and we’re on the downhill slide to the end of April! I’ve popped in this morning to share an awesome Tape Runner DT inspiration project! I’ve gotten a bit of a head-start on this year’s commissioned Mother’s Day cards and this one features an inked background panel with a gorgeous Pinkfresh Studio Hydrangea and Rose floral cluster! And, of course, all panels were adhered with Tape Runner… my favorite adhesive!

As mentioned above, all panels were adhered with Tape Runner. Wet glue was used only for adhering the gemstones, and double-sided adhesive foam circles were used to pop up the focal image. I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from 110# Solar White cardstock along with layering panels from Strathmore watercolor paper and 80# Solar White cardstock, and rounded the bottom right corner of each.

I employed the smooshing technique with Ranger Kitsch Flamingo distress ink and water spritzed from my Ranger Distress Sprayer, using my Milwaukee heat tool to dry the panel between smooshes, and then adhered the panel to the card base. I cut narrow strips from Royal Sundance Linen Emerald cardstock and Tattered Angels White Corrugated Paper, layered them together, and adhered them to the card front. I stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts Year Round Messages stamp set in Memento Northern Pine ink in the bottom right corner. I applied the Pinkfresh Studio Hydrangea and Rose Washi Tape to 110# Solar White cardstock, cut the flowers with the Pinkfresh Studio Hydrangea and Rose die, and adhered the largest floral cluster to the card front. The finishing touch was adding several Taylored Expressions Gold Drip Drops.

I cut the inside panel from 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a leftover strip of the inked background trimmed from the front panel and a narrow strip of Royal Sundance Linen Emerald cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Concord and 9th Painted Tulip stamp set in green ink, adhered a Pinkfresh Studio die cut floral in the lower left corner, and layered the panel on green linen cardstock.

And one more peek… totally loving how this turned out! These Pinkfresh Studio florals make the most gorgeous cards, and it always helps to have amazing adhesive to hold everything together!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Alphabet Challenge Blog: B is for Blooms
2. Cardz 4 Galz: #171 – Think Pink
3. Cut It Up: #250 – April Showers Bring May Flowers
4. Paperbabe Stamps: #166 – Anything Goes
5. Shopping Our Stash: #469 – What A Difference You’ve Made In My Life
6. Through The Craft Room Door: April 26th Anything Goes
7. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #04-April 2022 – Anything Goes

Tape Runner products used:
Tape Runner

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

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, Royal Sundance Linen Emerald cardstock, Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Tattered Angels White Corrugated Paper
Stamps: Hero Arts Year Round Messages stamp set, Concord and 9th Painted Tulip stamp set
Ink/Paint: Ranger Kitsch Flamingo distress ink, Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist, Memento Northern Pine ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Pinkfresh Studio Hydrangea and Rose Die
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Distress Sprayer, Milwaukee heat tool, MISTI stamping tool, Big Shot, Pinkfresh Studio Hydrangea and Rose Washi Tape, Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles, Taylored Expressions Gold Drip Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get your craft on! Be sure to check out the ah-mazing Tape Runner, Retractable Tape Runner and Highlight Tape Runner at TapeRunner.com! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

‘today is the day’ Art Journal Page

4/16/22 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!
4/29/22 Stand Out Creation at Scrapping4fun Challenges!
5/5/22 Top 3 at Let’s Craft and Create!
5/6/22 Winner at Creative Artiste Challenge Blog!

Hey everybody, happy Thursday! We’re another day closer to the weekend and the middle of April already! Where is the time going?! I have another amazing Tape Runner DT inspiration project to share with you today! I created a pretty Spring-themed page in my new handmade art journal, and of course, all panels were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner!

I bought a leather-bound art journal years ago when I first tried my hand at art journaling and it warped so badly from the mediums I used that I ended up tearing the finished pages out of it and throwing them all away. The now blank journal is still sitting on a shelf with several heavy books on top of it to try to straighten it out, and I’ll probably use it for notes, lists and such going forward so it doesn’t completely go to waste. That said, my Stamped Smiles blog friend, Vicki, inspired me last month to make my own art journal from heavyweight cardstsock. So I cut 7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ panels from Neenah Classic Crest 165# Solar White cardstock and used three 7 Gypsies Binding Rings on the left side so I can remove the pages to work on each one separately. And the beauty is I can add heavyweight watercolor panels when the mood hits me to do ‘wet’ AJ pages. I think I’m gonna love this and I’m not sure why I didn’t do it sooner!

As mentioned above, all panels were adhered with Tape Runner. Spray adhesive was used to adhere the fence and flowers, and double-sided adhesive foam circles were used to pop up the large purple butterfly. This is a ‘dry’ art journal page created with 49 and Market Curators Botanical 6×8 Double-Sided Papers, Postage Stamp Washi Tape, Ephemera Bits, Tag Set, Laser Cut Elements, and Rub-On Transfers, with some added stamping to create texture to the page.

I started with a green patterned paper for the background and then added a strip of postage stamp washi tape. I gathered some ephemera, a tag, and laser cut elements, and adhered them to the page, layering them one by one. I used a small rub-on from the collection to add some texture. I also used a stamp from the Stampin’ Up Timeless Textures stamp set to add some additional areas of texture to the page. The final touch was adding several Taylored Expressions White Rhinestones.

And one more look at the page… OMGoodness, I’m in love with this collection! And it’s great to have the amazing Tape Runner to hold it all together!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202204 – Anything Goes w/ optional April Showers (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #042022 – Anything Goes w/ optional Key It Simple (no twist)
4. Ally’s Angels: #57 – Anything Goes
5. Classic Design Challenge: April #4 – Anything Goes
6. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #122 – Anything Goes Always
7. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #154 – Spring
8. Crafty Gals Corner: #230 – Spring/Easter
9. Creative Artiste Challenge Blog: #81 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
10. Inkspirational Challenges: #262 Photo Challenge

11. Lets Craft and Create: #182 – Anything Goes + Beautiful Butterflies
12. My Time To Craft: #479 – Springtime Insects
13. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenges: #513 – Anything Goes With Paper
14. River of Creativity: #12 – Anything Goes w/ optional Spring
15. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #211 – Spring

Tape Runner products used:
Retractable Tape Runner

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

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 165# Solar White cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Timeless Textures stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, 49 and Market Curators Botanical 6×8 Double-Sided Papers, Postage Stamp Washi Tape, Rub-On Transfers, Tag Set, Ephemera Bits, and Laser Cut Elements; Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles, Taylored Expressions White Rhinestones, 7 Gypsies Binding Rings

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get your craft on! Be sure to check out the ah-mazing Tape Runner, Retractable Tape Runner and Highlight Tape Runner at TapeRunner.com! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Shine Bright

4/15/22 Winner at StarStampz Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! It’s Wednesday and I hope you’re having a great week! The weeks sure do seem to go by faster and faster! ;) Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in today to share an awesome Tape Runner DT inspiration project! I created a sweet mini slimline encouragement card featuring some STAMPlorations Rainbow Ephemera Tiles, a scalloped die cut, and a little bit o’ bling. And of course, all panels were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner! I love rainbows because they are a sign of hope and good things to come. I donated this card to the Bearly Arts Cards for Cubs project so the rainbow theme fit perfectly!

As mentioned above, all panels were adhered with Retractable Tape Runner. Wet glue was used only to adhere the narrow strips and bling. I cut a mini slim card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Basis Light Yellow cardstock which I adhered to the card base. I also cut a scalloped border and strip from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Blue Raspberry cardstock. I trimmed the STAMPlorations Rainbow Ephemera Tiles that I received in a Paper Goods sampler with one of my orders (aren’t they awesome?!) and adhered them to the card front with 1mm-thick double-sided adhesive foam squares. I adhered the scalloped border and strip, and stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle Rainbow Builder stamp set in Catherine Pooler Fiesta Blue ink. I stamped the sentiment a second time in Versamark and added Judi-Kins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment a third time in Versamark and added Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder to ensure the iridescent sparkle wouldn’t flake off. I added Eyelet Outlet Clear Jewel Bling to the scalloped border to complete the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a strip of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Blue Raspberry cardstock. I left the panel blank leaving plenty of room for a custom message, and layered it on CutCardStock Basis Light Yellow cardstock.

And one more peek… such an awesome card with a message of hope! And having great adhesive is definitely a plus! Win-win!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Crafty Catz: #588 – Anything Goes w/ optional Easter
2. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #518 – Anything Goes with paper
3. Star Stampz Challenge: #32 – Use elements starting with the first letter of your name (first name Leslie=light yellow cardstock)
4. The Corrosive Challenges: #3 March 2022 – Anything Goes
5. Through The Craft Room Door: March 29th Anything Goes

Tape Runner products used:
Retractable Tape Runner

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Light Yellow cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Blue Raspberry cardstock
Stamps: Avery Elle Rainbow Builder stamp set
Ink: CP Fiesta Blue ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set, Sizzix Borders
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, MISTI stamping tool, 1mm-thick double-sided adhesive foam squares, Judi-Kins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Milwaukee heat tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue, STAMPlorations Rainbow Ephemera Tiles, Eyelet Outlet Clear Jewel Bling

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get your craft on! Be sure to check out the ah-mazing Tape Runner, Retractable Tape Runner and Highlight Tape Runner at TapeRunner.com! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

So Proud of You note card

3/31/22 DT Favorite Winner at classic Design Challenge Blog!

Hey everybody – Happy Monday! Have some good news… our last two un-fixed feline kids (little girl Flutterby and little boy Fogg) are going to the vet tomorrow to get fixed, and then all 18 are done! Whew! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’ve stopped in this morning to share an awesome Tape Runner DT inspiration project. This pretty encouragement card features the In The Meadow Washi Tape and Dies from PinkFresh Studio along with the Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame die, and all panels were adhered with Tape Runner. This is another card that I donated to Cards for Cubs. ;)

As mentioned above, all panels were adhered with Tape Runner. Wet glue was used only to adhere the trellis die cut and narrow sentiment strip. I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base and the trellis die cut from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, and adhered the die cut to the card front. I applied the PinkFresh Studio In The Meadow washi tape to a piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock (heavyweight for stability) and then cut the florals with the coordinating PinkFresh Studio In The Meadow die set. I adhered the largest cluster to the top of the trellis die cut. I had already used the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil SystemSpellbinders Glimmer Gold Foil and Spellbinders Mini Everyday Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set to create a variety of sentiments on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock. I chose the sentiment from the bunch that I wanted to use on this card and adhered it toward the bottom of the card front. The finishing touch was adding tiny dots of Ranger Glossy Accents to the berries on the cluster.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with some small leaves created with the PinkFresh In The Meadow Washi Tape and cut with the coordinating die. I layered the panel on CutCardStock Amaranth cardstock which completed the card.

And here’s one more peek… so loving how this turned out! I love knowing how secure the panels are when adhering them with Tape Runner!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Place To Craft Open Challenge: #3-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: March #3 – Anything Goes
3. Creative Moments: #232 – For A Special Lady
4. Ellibelle’s Corner: March Challenge – Spring Is In The Air
5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #178 – Anything Goes
6. Little Red Wagon: #645 – Die Cuts
7. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: March Challenge – Spring Flowers
8. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #03 March 2022 – Anything Goes

Tape Runner products used:
Tape Runner
Retractable Tape Runner
Highlight Tape Runner

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Amaranth cardstock
Dies/Punches: Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame die, Pink Fresh Studio In The Meadow Dies
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Pink Fresh Studio In The Meadow Washi Tape, MISTI stamping tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil SystemSpellbinders Glimmer Gold Foil, Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Mini Everyday Sentiments Plate and Die Set, Ranger Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get your craft on! Be sure to check out the ah-mazing Tape Runner, Retractable Tape Runner and Highlight Tape Runner at TapeRunner.com! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

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