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2018-05-22; fun foam flower in a box


This is a fun foam flower experiment. The fun foam flower is the bright pink one in the center. I die cut the petals using a Spellbinders die, heated the petals in my mini frying pan (photo of my mini pan in THIS POST) and then squinched and twisted the petals and let cool. Once cooled off I stacked the layers, added stamens, gesso & glitter glue.

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Because the card is quite 3-d, I made a box for it.

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And a better look at the card.  I have sewing, die cuts, stencil paste, gems, fussy cut DP, liquid pearls, ribbon and excelsior grass.

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Here is a closer look at all of the layers.

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Gold sewing was added to 2 of the borders,  liquid pearls added to the some of the greenery and stencil paste added over-all.

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

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Thanks for stopping by.  I will have another card using many of the same DP to share shortly.


2018-05-21; May Shoe Box Craft Night; Butterfly trails & review


The last card project I have to share was brought to us by Chrissy. She had all the pieces cut.  We assembled and then picked our sentiment.

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This is the sentiment I went with…

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and the REVIEW of all of our projects for May…

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It was a fun night.  Thank you to each of the ladies who share their supplies and ideas!

2018-05-20; May Shoe Box Craft Night; Pineapple note card


Ms. Maggi is our decorated note-card queen.  This month she brought us colorful pineapple DP.
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The sentiment is by Tim Holtz.  I stamped the verse in gold, the frame in black and hand cut out for a quick banner.  Don’t you love the puffy butterfly?

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The border is a sticker; I also added the gold foil embellishment and of course another of those butterfly’s!

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And one more look at this fun card before you go on about your day…

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Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check back for the last project and of course the all anticipated review.    🙂

2018-05-19; May Shoe Box Craft Night; potted greenery


Potted Greenery, by Jane.  She had all of the greenery cut as well as the pots and the background embossed.  All we did was assemble and embellish.  It was fun to see how all of the cards turned out.  I should have taken a photo!

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Here is a close up so you can see some of the texture.


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I grabbed up any extra pieces as I knew I wanted to add them to the inside of the card.  This photo is for Jane…
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Thanks to Jane for hosting this month and the cookies you served were a meal!!

2018-05-18; May Shoe Box Craft Night; Just a little note to say…


May shoe box craft night and this was my project for the ladies.   We used the stamp platform to stamp both the sentiment and white circle at the same time.

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All the pieces of the medallion were cut on the Cricut for a quick production.  I also pre-stamped and then had the Brother Scan-n-Cut cut out the butterfly.  The bling you see is one of my dollar store finds.

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The sentiment and the white dots are both from one of my stamping friends.  I used every one of those fun glittery dots!

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

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More fun projects from the May shoe box craft night so be sure to stop back.

2018-05-14; Summer Silhouette


One of my stamping friends has very limited supplies as she just relocated and downsized.  I didn’t want to send an elaborate card with tons of stuff-n-layers; but rather something she might be able to recreate with what she has on hand.

I came up with this one-layer card.  I masked, sponged and stamped.

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The stamp set I used for the flowers and leaves is by Stampin’ Up from the set Summer Silhouettes.  The sentiment is by Jillian Vance and the background text is by Verses Rubber Stamps.


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Thanks for stopping by.

2018-05-13; Circle Faux wreath builder


My 3rd try at the faux wreath builder template. I made the template by putting two squares together and then tracing the outline onto clear acetate; putting the acetate in my stamp platform and using it as a guide on placement of the 4″ square of card stock. I finally got my design into a circle with stamps small enough that it actually looks like a circle.

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The sentiment is by Close to My Heart. I shaded with a dusting brush.

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Here are the layers; you can see I only popped up the scallop piece.

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

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I will have to keep an eye open on my stamp collection and see if I can find any other stamps that would work.

The flowers in the wreath today are by Stampin Up and Art Impressions.