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2014-09-30 Gift package topper into a greeting card

2014/09/30

Last month I received a gift package and one of the items was a lovely package topper. I used the topper and created a greeting card around it.

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Here is a closer look at the iridescent flower petals

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and a good look at the seed beads that make the stem. I added some mulberry die cut leaves to finish off the flower

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Here you see a $1 stamp that has been framed using assorted Spellbinder long ovals
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and one last look before you go on about your day. The fancy die cut border is Spellbinders Majestic labels 25

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2014-09-28 Bookmarks for a crafty evening with D$

2014/09/28

My son was here for a visit a few weeks ago. He is very much a crafter and missing his pottery barn. I offered my workbench and we made these fun bookmarks together.

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I was admiring one of the backgrounds that he hand dyed (the one on the left) and he gave it to me as a gift. The one I made is on the right.

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This is a close up of the bookmark my son made, so you can see more detail.
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And mine…
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I loved the crafty time and some day I hope to visit his pottery barn!

2014-09-26 Custom hand potted coffee mug

2014/09/26
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I received this lovely handmade coffee mug. It was hand potted and glazed. I absolutely love it!

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Here is what the inside looks like…

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The mugs can be ordered in different shapes and sizes as well as in your favorite color. Did you want to order one? Contact http://glasstrailer.com/ to get your custom mug ordered. Note: He also does bowls, dishes et al!

2014-09-24 Crocheted button flower

2014/09/24

In one of my groups, someone shared a photo of a crocheted button flower. I set about to give a try and here is the sample of the button flower mounted to a greeting card. Who wouldn’t like to get this fall greeting?

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I found a larger size button as I needed to get the crochet hook through the hole. If you want instructions I can certainly share what I did. Just let me know if you want them. I tried to read the original instructions…but the creator admittedly did not know crochet terms and were frankly, not follow-able. I basically just made it up as I went.
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The flourish is by Cheery Lynn Designs. The little acorn is from the same die as the leaves by Cottage Cutz on the Build-A-Grapevine Wreath die.

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The leaves are on the same die as the little acorn, by Cottage Cutz Build-A-Grapevine Wreath.

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And one last look at the card before you go on about your day.

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Have a great day.

2014-09-22 Jumbo flower being used

2014/09/22

This jumbo flower image was a gift to me from a stamping friend. I decided I had to get it onto a card and use it rather than put it on the table never to be seen again. I also used one of the embossed mini note cards that Chrissy gave me, so it’s a twofer!

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The flower was already completely finished with the DSP you see pictured. I mearly added some 3-d paint to finish off the center.

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One last look….

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The sentiment is by Close to My Heart. The leaves were die cut from a scrap of mulberry paper (remember that stuff?) from the Spellbinder leaf set called foliage.

2014-09-20 Name that SU set….a happy hello

2014/09/20

This style of card is perfect for mailing, no bumps, no lumps and it’s not too heavy!

The verse, A happy hello is by Stampin Up. However; I do not know what set it is from as I purchased it at a rummage sale. If anyone knows, please advise me so I can mark the stamp (Thanks in advance for your help!)

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The rose leaf is from a set of 4 I believe called Nature Prints by Hero Arts. It was inked with distress inks and stamped as usual.

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And a last look before you go on about your day….
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The sewing holes were made using a Stampin Up template. I think it adds a little something to the over-all design. The border stamp is by Cloud 9 Design.

2014-09-18 ATC with Wisecracks by SU

2014/09/18

A few weeks ago I joined in on a ATC swap. (Atrist Trading Cards). My partner was so pleased with what I sent to her that she sent me another ATC and and thank-you card to boot! She had told me in a short note about her circumstances and I decided to start a 1-4-1 swap with her if she is interested. And to lift her spirits I decided to send a humorous ATC. The stamps used are from the retired Stampin Up set, Wisecracks.

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No matter how I tried I couldn’t get a good focus on the central image due to the thickness of the crystal effects. I colored the image using chalks. I also wanted to frame the picture using a double mat but just plain ran out of room. This was framed using Spellbinders classic oval dies.

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One last look…

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To decorate the ATC just a bit more I added foil stickers. The homemade background was made using distress stains on water color paper. While it dried it was sprinkled with chunky salt which gave it a mottled look.

I hope my partner decides to take up the ATC challenge with me. I’ve had fun making them!

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