Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge 64 Lace

Here's my card for Papercraft Star Challenge 64 Lace.
I repurposed the packaging from rub-ons by 7 Gypsies for my background paper. I distressed and added a handwritten love note on the digital postcard from The House Across The Bay. Threaded a skinny burgundy ribbon through that gorgeous lace to match my handmade wilted ribbon rose.
Here's a link to a video tutorial by Stamper Dog to learn how to make your own flowers.

Here's the inspiration picture for the challenge. Please come play along with us and show some Lace! You'll love what the rest of the Design Team has come up with!
The House Across The Bay has a wonderful array of digital images and papers and there will be a couple of winners that can pick from the Etsy shop!

Digital Image from The House Across The Bay "Brown Sugar 057"
Papers: Brown Cardstock from Papertrey Ink and repurposed rub-on packaging from 7 Gypsies
Burgundy Ribbon, Lace and Pearls from my stash
Tools: Heat Gun,  Xryon and Ink pen

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Give Thanks

Today I played with a couple of my newest craft supplies. I've been wanting the Spellbinders Labels Sixteen dies for quite some time now. I finally broke down and bought them online. I wish my one and only local craft store (Hobby Lobby) carried more things, although they have started to get a better selection. I really love my new stamp set too! It's called Hand Penned by Stampin' Up! I found this amazing wide ribbon, the damask pattern is a raised brown velvet. I tucked a rust colored organza ribbon under the wide damask ribbon. Next I layered a brown velvet ribbon over the top of it. I just love the warm rich feel of this card!
I'm linking this to CR84FN and Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Autumn Memories

I am so happy Autumn is officially here! I love cooler weather and all the beautiful warm colors it brings! Soon the leaves will turn fabulous shades of red, orange and yellow!
For this card I started with Terracota Tile cardstock then layered it with a beautiful monochromatic orange designer paper. It is from Close To My Heart, it came in a kit called Felicity. Next I stamped a tree called Out On A Limb from Stampin' Up! It was so suttle that I decided to use brown embossing powder to make it pop. The sentiment Autumn Memories Remember This is the stamp set that "introduced me" to the fabulousness of Pink Paislee. I punched a bunch of leaves for the base of the tree. Then finised my card off with a pretty rust colored organza ribbon and bow.

There is still time to join the party over at Feline Playful.
This week Papercraft Star in conjunction with The House Across The Bay is sponsoring one winner a day at the Feline (Playful) Thankful blog party! Pop in there this week for a chance at some great prizes !! This is a great site for viewing all of the challenges each week, and their winners.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge 63

This weeks challenge at Papercraft Star is to use a sketch by the super talented Kim of Paper Loves Glue! The poppy stamp came from Hero Arts. I just love poppies! I stamped the poppy twice on white cardstock then used several shades of Copic markers to color the images. Next I cut about a half inch into the strip on both sides to appear as if I cut out the flowers. I punched a couple of strips of Ripe Avocado cardstock to layer behind the poppies. This was then layered onto Terracotta Tile cardstock. I used a Marta Stewart punch with Fabric Circles 065 to make my little butterfly. I used a couple of Stampin' Up! stamps onto thee diary page from Blank Backgrounds, punched it out and popped it up. I finished my card by adding a punch of pearls along the scalloped edges.
You have until 6am Monday eastern time to link up to Papercraft Star using this sketch.
I hope to see you there! The design team has created some amazing projects to inspire you. Plus you could win some fabulous digital download from our sponsor The House Across The Bay!

Digital Images: Fabric Circles 065 and Blank Backgrounds 045 from The House Across The Bay
Stamps: Poppy from Hero Arts, Bliss and Four Frames from Stampin' Up!
Paper: Stampers Select White, Ripe Avocado and Terracotta Tile from Papertrey Ink
Misc: pearls and foam dimensionals

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Black And White With A Hint Of Color

I recently saw a photograph of a white Poppy and really wanted to try to stamp one. I stamped it on white cardstock, heat embossed it, and colored it with Copics. It is really hard to "color" something white. I think I will have to try to find a grey embossing powder to try it again sometime. For the background I used a new embossing folder from The Paper Studio I found at Hobby Lobby. I added a hint of color with the beads for the center of the flower and the olive green stem. I added some white ribbon and a bow.
Here's a close up of the poppy. You can get a better idea that I curled the leaves for a bit more definition. Plus you can really see the hint of color in the beads and the embossed background.
Have you ever seen a white poppy before? I love the poppy flower and I am completely blown away by the beauty of this white poppy! It's absolutely stunning!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


You won't believe just how much you can create with just one roll of decorative tape from Tapeswell!
And just how many packages you can ship with this pretty tape! I made this box, card and matching envelope with a couple of their newest tape patterns. The yellow flower pattern is called Retro Flower and the gray mesh is called Crosshatch. The hello stamp came from Stampin' Up!

Damask Wedding Programs

I am so excited to show you a wedding program I made for Tapeswell!
The background is the Black Damask tape. The Name Plate came from e.m. papers. Eleanor the owner of e.m. papers was kind enough to allow me to use several of her DIY printable templates to make all sorts of wedding projects. There is no reason you can't have fabulous paper goods for your wedding without spending a ridiculous amount of money. Eleanor's wedding invitations and kits are cost effective, not just because they are printables, but because she considers ink usage in the design. They are also easy to produce, just enter your personal details in the fields, print and cut.
Here is the link to the post on Tapesell's blog. I seriously love both Tapeswell and e.m. papers!
If you look at my posts from July you will see some of the other wedding crafts I made using the Black Damask tape and e.m. papers DIY printables.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge 62 Anything Goes

For Papercraft Star Challenge 62 Anything Goes I made a note card, coordinating gift bag and tag.
Brown is my favorite color. I just love the Brown Sugar digital designs from The House Across The Bay.

Here's a couple more note cards with more of the fabulous Brown Sugar digital designs.

To dress up the gift bag I lined the top of the bag with strips of Scor-Tape then scrunched the crepe paper and pressed into place. Easy Peasy! I used the Very Vintage jumbo wheel from Stampin' Up! in Close To Cocoa ink all over the bag.

Come play along this week at Papercraft Star, Anything Goes!

The rest of the Design Team has created some things sure to WOW you!
There will be a couple of winners that can pick some fabulous digital downloads from our generous sponsor   The House Across The Bay !

Digital images from The House Across The Bay "Brown Sugar 057"
Brown Kraft Bag
Crepe Paper
Seam Binding Ribbon from Stampin' Up!
Kraft Cardstock
Close To Cocoa ink retired from Stampin' Up!
Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel from Stampin' Up!
Stamp "Just For You" from the Stampin' Up! Hostess set Afterthoughts

Monday, September 12, 2011

Recycled Magnet Bookmark

Have you ever thought about repurposing those magnetic business cards that come in junk mail or on things like new phone books? Welp I love making them into new things. It's pretty easy to peel the layer of paper off of them. Then you can decorate them however you want.
I used black ink to stamp Linda, colored her with copics and various shades of watercolor crayons for the background. Next I framed her with washi paper tape.
For the other side of the bookmark I stamped Angel, colored her with copics, used watercolor crayons for the background and framed her with washi tape.
I stamped her wings again and layered them over the first set to add some depth. You can see the shadow in the picture above.
Above you can see a picture of them together on my refrigerator. If you leave a slight gap in between the magnets they can be wrapped with washi tape around the center. Make sure you add the paper to the correct sides of the magnets. That way when they are back to back they stick together. I love a magnetic bookmark! This way if I drop my book I don't have to worry so much about losing my page. Plus it does not stick out that much and my little one can not take it out for me ;)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge 61 Color

This card was inspired by the Papercraft Star Challenge 61 to use the colors Aqua, Navy, Red and/or Neutral. I just loved the picture inspiration. It just said outdoor party to me. If you look closely you can see the waves in the paper on the lanterns.
I created the Japanese lanterns with Digital Fabric 2 Inch Circles from the Etsy shop The House Across The Bay. After punching out the circles I ran them through my crimper for the wave texture, then pushed the centers up for a slight dome shape. I glued a small piece of paper towel to the back of each one before adhering to the card front, so it could help retain it's dome shape. I used a piece Navy Baker's Twine for the lanterns to hang from. The sentiment "celebrate" came from Stampin' Up!

Here's the Picture Inspiration for the Papercraft Star Challenge 61 Color Please come over and play along in the challenge. The other designers have created some fabulous works of art too. I'd love to see your spin on this challenge.

Digital Images from The House Across The Bay "Fabric Circles 065"
Paper: Stamper's Select White cardstock from papertrey InK
Ink: Night of Navy from Stampin" Up!
Stamp: Retired from Stampin' Up!
Miscellaneous: paper crimper, Liquid Glass and Navy Baker's Twine

Monday, September 5, 2011

I Got You Babe

I made this card for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 31 "I Got You Babe."
I can't help but think about the song by Sonny & Cher. Hence the music sheet as the background paper. The stamp is called Bringing Baby from Stampin' Up! I stamped it on white cardstock, colored it, cut it out and used Scor-tape to layer over the seam binding ribbon.