Sunday, February 22, 2015

Birthday Card for Mom

I was so excited to have made my mother a birthday card this year! I sat down and knocked off two birthday cards at once, something that I haven't done in ages!


When I discovered that Lisa Johnson had created a Forget-Me-Not set for My Favorite Things, I had to have it! I specifically had my mother in mind for it, but when I sat down to create, I ended up using it primarily on the inside of the card.




{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Lemon Zest, Summer Sunrise
  • Patterned Paper: Spring Rain
  • Stamps: Around & About Sentiments, 2012 Birthday Tags, Forget Me Not (MFT)
  • Ink: Summer Sunrise, Soft Stone, Blueberry Sky, New Leaf, Enchanted Evening
  • Dies: Sun Ray (MFT), Button Quartet (MFT), Cloud Border (Taylored Expressions)
  • Accessories: Sheer White Polka Dot ribbon

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Happy Birthday

I'm on a papercrafting roll!

My friend's birthday was yesterday, and she loves teals and purples.


It's a little busy, yet fun!

I used the die-cut inside a die-cut-out method. This is my first zipper card and it ripped halfway through before the paper broke off. I'm guess it's due to the lighter weight patterned paper rather than thicker cardstock.

The only stamp on here is the little "Pull Here!"


{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, white
  • Patterned Paper: By the Numbers
  • Stamps: Movers & Shakers Sentiments
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate
  • Dies: Wonderful Words, Wonderful Words: Birthday, Movers & Shakers: Zippers
  • Other Tools: white gel pen

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentines

I was so tickled when Papertrey came out with the Love You to Pieces collection to create the cutest little 3D puzzle punch-outs! They are somewhat labor-intensive but fun and worth the effort.

Since I wanted to limit the number of these that I had to produce, I made them for my youngest daughter's unusually small class size:  5 girls and 11 boys.

For the girls:

For the boys:


Here are the envelopes I decorated:



Once folded up:


Once it is opened:


Hope the kids had fun with them!


{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Coasters
  • Patterned Paper: Love You to Pieces envelope wraps
  • Stamps: Love You to Pieces: Fox, Love You to Pieces: Airplane, Love You to Pieces Additions
  • Ink: Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Soft Stone, Enchanted Evening, Ocean Tides, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Dies: Love You to Pieces: Fox, Love You to Pieces: Airplane, Envelope Zipper
  • Accessories:
  • Other Tools:

Monday, February 9, 2015

Wedding Invites

I promised myself after this experience that I would never make wedding invitations again. I can't seem to help being sucked in somehow, this time due to the small quantity required and the client's non-pickiness.

Regardless of the 30-count required, I designed the most labor-intensive invitation possible! I'm seriously in love with it, though.


The sleeve is removed to reveal the full bride and groom silhouettes.


The interior was composed of 3 layers, sewn together and patterned paper adhered to camouflage it.


I'm always happy when this type of mass production is over. :)


{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Rustic Cream, Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft
  • Patterned Paper: New Leaf damask
  • Stamps: none!
  • Ink: none!
  • Dies: Bride & Groom Silhouettes, Labels 18 (Spellbinders), Stitched Circles (Lil' Inkers)
  • Other Tools: sewing machine/thread

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Home Decor Wall Haning in 45 Minutes!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

I've wanted to make a really nice wall hanging for my home for a while now, so when I finally got around to it, I thought I would share it with you from today's post at my Stampin' Up blog. I love the colours I chose, and even tried to see if glimmer paper would work for a home decor project.



I think with these colours, it worked well. Back at the end of Summer or beginning of Autumn, I had come across an image, that I wish I had pinned or saved, because it is the inspiration for this project. Do you think I could find it? Nope. So I'm not sure who to credit the inspiration to.

Here is a side view so that you can better see the layering.


I had so much fun making this and was surprised how quickly it came together. May have to use this idea for gifts in the future, and maybe make one or two more different ones for myself.

This frame is from IKEA and measures 12 3/4"w x 16 3/4"h. An 8 1/2"w x 11"h piece just barely fits in the mat area.

A couple of close ups...



What colours would you be using to make a home decor wall hanging?

Thank you for coming to have a peek.

Happy paper crafting!






Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015!

 Wishing all our followers a very happy new year in 2015!


We hope that we brighten your day as much as you do ours!

Before you go we just wanted to thank you for an awesome 2014, for stopping by to view our work, leaving a comment and leaving a little love when you visit. It means so much to us that you take time out your day to share a moment with us here.

May the new year bring you hours of fun, relaxation, enjoyment, and creativity!


  

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My Christmas Gift to My Parents

I had so much fun looking at Dana's post yesterday. She doesn't get to craft often these days, so it's always nice to see her have time for a little fun and gives me the chance to be the proud Mom of her creative talents.

I'm sharing with you today, the Christmas gift that I made for my parents. I would have posted this sooner, but because my charging cord for my iPad Mini broke, I had to wait a while to get it out to you.

My Mom loves the colours of Ivory & Gold with just a touch of colour, so that is what I did with this mini folio. This first image is the front view.



And this next photo is the back of the folio.


Rather than show you a ton of photos of each page and section of the Mini Folio, I'm including a walk-through-tour of the project for my Stampin' Up blog.


Except for the Washi tape, everything is Stampin' Up products. This Mini Folio measures 6 3/4"w x 6"h x 3/4" thick. I love this stamp set I used, and can see it as a keeper long past it's retirement.
I plan to make another one using Designer Series Paper (instead of the stamped flowers), recording the construction of the project, typing up the instructions, and have them ready for you to purchase at a small cost, so that you too can make one! I will let you know when it will be available either on my Paper Architecture blog or my Stampin' Up blog.

Thank you for stopping by today! Happy papercrafting!





Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Cards

Here are most of my Christmas cards/projects from this season:


{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream
  • Stamps: Big & Bold Holiday Wishes
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy
  • Accessories: Stickers (Martha Stewart)
 {Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Classic Kraft, various
  • Patterned Paper: Christmas Prints
  • Stamps: Joyful Greetings (Paper Smooches), Rustic Snowflakes
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow
  • Other Tools: Cricut, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Gold Stickles (Ranger)
 {Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Classic Kraft
  • Stamps: Christmas Text (Impression Obsession), Peaceful Pinecones
  • Ink: Classic Kraft, Pinefeather, Dark Chocolate
  • Dies: Peaceful Pinecones
 {Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
  • Patterned Paper: Christmas Prints
  • Stamps: Label Basics, Bells & Boughs
  • Ink: Pure Poppy, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Dies: Labels 1 (Spellbinders), Label Basics
  • Accessories: Sticker (Jolee's Boutique)
 {Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Pinefether, Stamper's Select White
  • Stamps: Inside & Out: Holiday, Wonderful Words: Teacher
  • Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Pure Poppy
  • Dies: Wonderful Words: Teacher, Snowflakes (My Favorite Things)
  • Accessories: Baker's Twine (Twinery)
  • Other Tools: button/thread, white embossing powder (Filigree)
 {Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
  • Stamps: Inside & Out: Holiday, Wonderful Words: Teacher
  • Ink: Pure Poppy, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Dies: Wonderful Words: Teacher, Snowflakes (My Favorite Things)
  • Accessories: Baker's Twine (Twinery)
  • Other Tools: button/thread
 {Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Stamper's Select White
  • Stamps: Inside & Out: Holiday, Wonderful Words: Teacher
  • Ink: Pure Poppy, Pinefeather
  • Dies: Wonderful Words: Teacher, Snowflakes (My Favorite Things)
  • Accessories: Baker's Twine (Twinery)
  • Other Tools: button/thread
 {Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Rustic Cream
  • Stamps: Bells & Boughs
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft
  • Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inkers)
 {Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Night Sky Shimmer, Smokey Shadow, True Black
  • Dies: Nativity Border (Taylored Expressions), Star of Wonder (Memory Box), In the Meadow
  • Other Tools: white gel pen
 {Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Pinefeather
  • Patterned Paper: Pinefeather, Christmas Prints
  • Stamps: Joyful Greetings (Paper Smooches)
  • Ink: Pure Poppy
  • Dies: Love (Paper Smooches), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inkers)
  • Other Tools: sewing machine/thread
 {Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, various
  • Stamps: Bells & Boughs
  • Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Pinefeather
  • Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inkers)
  • Other Tools: Gold Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Cricut
 {Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Stamper's Select Whtie
  • Patterned Paper: Christmas Prints
  • Stamps: Peace, Love & Joy
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Pinefeather, Soft Stone
  • Dies: Labels 20 (Spellbinders), Tinsel & Tags banner
  • Other Tools: iRock/rhinestones
{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Classic Kraft
  • Patterned Paper: Tim Holtz
  • Stamps: Winter Groves (Paper Smooches), Joyful Greetings (Paper Smooches), Uplifting (Skipping Stones Designs)
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft
  • Other Tools: orange Copic
Chocolate packs for teachers:
{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
  • Patterned Paper: Christmas (DCWV)
  • Stamps: Fillable Frames #9
  • Ink: Pure Poppy, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Dies: Fillable Frames #9
  • Accessories: Christmas Tree button (?), red twine (Martha Stewart)
  • Other Tools:  Scor-Pal, piercing tool (Tonic), piercing mat (In Stitch'z by Bazzill)

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Birthday Bash & A Challenge Entry

I've participated in the "Case this Sketch" #103 challenge! One of my friends has a birthday tomorrow, and I made this card for her.




I took the sketch and made a horizontal version of it as well as converting it to a tri-fold card.

I used new Stampin' Up paper & stamp set for this card. These will be available January 6th, if you are interested.

I love the sentiments of this stamp set. I had the traditional "Happy Birthday" on the front, and when you open the card you then see "Celebrate your big day with cake". But then inside...


...you get the little extra, "and perhaps a little ice cream!". Love it!



The colours in these photos came out a little brighter than they actually are, but this "Birthday Bash" paper has beautiful colours and is a lot of fun to use!

Thank you for stopping by to have a look at my challenge entry at Case this Sketch #103.

Happy Stamping!







Friday, December 12, 2014

Catch Up Time...

Hi Everyone,

Due to some chronic back pain for the past few weeks I haven't been adding to this blog. So today, what I will do, is make a different kind of post. A kind of 'Catch Up' post with a photo of the project and a link to the original post so that you can go and take a look at what I have been working on.






Purple & Gold Christmas Card

















More Purple and Gold Christmas








Pizza Box with a Christmas Card







A Thousand Thanks - Thank You Cards








My back is getting better, and I hope to be able to sit longer and start making more projects soon.

Thank you for stopping by today. Hope that you are enjoying getting ready for Christmas!





 
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