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2014-04-20 Happy Easter


Happy Easter to you and your family.

I woke up early this morning and went to my desk with my first cup of coffee. I was skimming through a few blog posts and came across this striking design by Mihaela. I have the same Marianne die so I thought I would remake it in a smaller version; one that would fit in a 6 3/4 size envelope.

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The sentiment and 2 central punches are both by Stampin Up. The two larger layers are both by Spellbinders. Underneath all of them is a Whimsy Circle by Memory Box.

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And one last look before you go on about your day and enjoy Easter Sunday with your family.

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2014-04-18 Flattening another 3-d card


See this chubby rolled rose? It was originally on THIS CARD, made in July of 2012. It stood a full 1/2″ high on the front of the card.

Although I love 3-d cards they are just getting too expensive to mail. So I decided that as I need cards, I will repurpose the 3-d flowers and flatten the design out. In this case the only thing that really protrudes is the rolled rose. So off it came.

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I replaced the rolled rose with 3 of Stampin Up’s Petite Petals. I can see a lot of use from this unassuming stamp set as it has a matching punch. Making this a quick and easy design change.

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Here is a close up of the bouquet for you. Various punches and die cuts make up this arrangement. The glitter in the center of the new added flowers is just some glitter glue for accent. I do like the tiny circle flowers with the orange gem.

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Now to get this card in the mail with a normal postage stamp!

2014-04-16 April Shoebox Project #5 and review


Project #5 was designed by Chrissy. What a fun bright design; who wouldn’t want to get this for a birthday greeting? And the plus side, it can be used for a man’s card too!

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I’ve had the Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder for years, but never think to use it! I love how this turned out and had I been listening to instructions the full embossing folder would have been readable if I had lined up the pieces to match the embossing duh!

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And here is a review of all the projects we made at the April Shoebox meeting. All fun, fresh designs and I really enjoyed the card making fun.

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Thank you to all of the ladies for bringing their creativity and supplies to share with the rest of us. This is always a fun night!

2014-04-14 April Shoebox Project #4


Project #4 was designed by Jane. The only thing I added was some score lines on the punched border piece.

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Each of the balloons were punched from various colors of card stock. Jane brought a box of various colors embroidery thread and we picked the color that matched the balloon. I tied a small knot to the the base of the balloon and then added various layers of 3-d mounting tape to the back of it.

I applied the balloons to the card then drew the strings down and tied a knot to hold them all together. A tiny rolled up glue dot holds all those strings in place.
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This design makes me wonder, if somewhere in my punch collection might there be a balloon punch so I can recreate this card? I will have to keep my eyes pealed as I’m cleaning and reorganizing right now.

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I love the clean design on this and the 3-d balloons! Thanks Jane for a perfect birthday card to share with friends or family!

2014-04-12 April Shoebox Project #3


Project #3 was also designed by Maggi. The 1st card she designed was so quick and easy that she designed this extra card for us as well.

I love the bright colors. All I needed to do was glue down the layers, stamp the sentiment and cut the banner tail.

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The DSP for the background is by Stampin Up (as are all of the images) and I liked this fun flower design rather than the reverse side of stripes. They actually look like little eyes to me.

To the flowers; I’ve added jelly glitter roll pen and white gel pen. They were already stamped on colored card stock, so no shading necessary. So another fun, easy, quick card!

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Thank you Maggi for 2 fun card projects this month!

2014-04-10 April Shoebox project #2


Project #2 was designed by Maggi. She made this totally easy for us to make. The card was already die cut, embossed and even the die cut additions stamped and die cut. All We needed to do was add the pieces where we wanted on the card. How easy is that?

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Don’t you just love the bunny butt? The DSP matches the bunny and die cut pieces perfectly.
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Thank you Maggi for the fun design; note that I’ve already mailed this one out to share Easter Greetings with a friend!

2014-04-08 April Shoebox project #1–Hexagon hive Easter


Last evening was my April Shoebox meeting and I’d like to share with you the project I brought for the ladies to make.

I used some jelly printing sheets that Maggi and I made on a play date. You can see the messy fun we had HERE in you are interested. I took a few of the sheets that we printed and dug through my card stock to find some coordinating colors. Here is what I came up with.

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I used pastels to color the focal image and then highlighted with glitter glue. The image was in a grab bag that I bought at a rummage sale. I believe it is by the Angel Company (TAC). I also used a Memory box die (Whimsy Circle) as a scallop under the circle mats.

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All of the jelly plate prints were different as no two print the same. On this particular sample I used a paper towel and added all kinds of acrylic paint and then sprinkled with glitter. The Hexagon Hive die cut was cut from white and then embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

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

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My thanks to Maggi for hosting us this month and providing us with a wonderful treat to end the evening.


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