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2017-04-30; mini tag card


One of the new dies I purchased lately is a set stitched of tags. My stamping friend had also gotten the same set so we had a personal challenge to make something using the die.

I chose to use the smallest die to start with. I sponged, stamped and spattered a piece of card stock; then using the die cut 3 of the smallest tags out.

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Here you can see some of the stamping and the big butterfly punch that I decorated mini tag with.

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Here is an opened view of the card, I decorated both the outside and inside so that when it was closed it would look like the same DP. Only in this case it’s all hand stamped and sponged.

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

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This was a fun challenge. I have an extra tag left over so I’ll see what I can do with that one. Be sure to stop back and see the results.

2017-04-29; thoughts of you


A stamping friend of mine told me about some inexpensive dies she had gotten. Of course I had to try them out too. The butterfly border is one of the dies that I picked. It’s shorter (length wise) than I thought it would be. I hooked two of the die cuts together to fill the card.

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Here is a close up of one of the larger butterfly’s; embellished with some crystal gems.

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The flowers were punched, inked, shaped with a stylus, glued down and glitter glue added for flower centers. The leaves are also a punch.

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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 today.

2017-04-28; Humming Bird & mouse


A stamping friend has gotten me hooked on feeding hummingbirds around my yard. It’s fun to watch these delicate little birds hover over the feeders. Last year sometime I found this house mouse image and grabbed it up. I made the hummingbird card out of card parts and scrap DP.

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This particular card base was cut at approx. 4″ making it a mini note card. I had inadvertently cut a couple of these card bases at the wrong size. Now I’ve put it to good use. Here is a close look at the border, you can see I popped up the layers so that the reverse matting shows up.

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Here is a view of the card with less lighting; it shows more of texture of the acrylic medium card stock that I used.

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I started out by stamping the image in antique lace distress ink; colored with pencils and then blended with baby oil. I then over-stamped the image using espresso brown to bring the details back into the design. I would have like to have added a tree or some foliage but what with the mini card being used there wasn’t room for that. Perhaps next time I stamp this image?

2017-04-27; Left over from Shoe Box Craft Night – pre-printed note card


I was putting away my supplies from the April Shoe Box Craft night and had enough fixings already to go to put together one more card. Ms. Maggi showed me how pretty just One multi-flower looked. So I recreated it to have one of my own.

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I tried using a different sentiment from Waltzing Mouse acrylic set, French for my friend, I think.

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And one more look before you go on about your day…

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thanks to the creative ladies I have a single flower design to add to my assortment.

2017-04-26; April Shoe Box Craft Night Card #5 and review


The last card I have to share with you from April’s Shoe Box night was designed by Chrissy. I have to apologize; I haven’t got the fun sentiment cut out yet. I was waiting for the Wink of Stella pen to dry before I added it. Unfortunately, even though I set this design carefully aside, when I carried it to my craft space at the end of the evening it was still wet and got smeared up.

I am hoping that I can add a little more to the design or redraw in some of obscured stamping to help my mistakes look a little better. I need to draw in the sea horse as the glimmer is a bit heavy and covered him up.

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Here is a close look at one of the adorable fish

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And now the review of everything we made at the April Shoe Box. What fun! Thanks to the ladies for sharing their supplies and making this such a fun night!

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2017-04-25; April Shoe Box Craft Night Card #3 & bonus card #4


Today for samples I have cards 3 and 4 from the April Shoe Box Craft Night. I’ve actually already shared this first card a few weeks ago.
Maggi had cleaned and I was the recipient of some preprinted note cards. All of the ladies at the Shoe Box meeting saw me get these and I thought it would be fun to have them make a project using the cards.
Here is a very similar sample…I just used different flowers for it.

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Here is the hand cut banner stamped with a Waltzing Mouse sentiment.

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Each of the cards that the ladies made was arranged differently; I should have taken a photo. I loved how they all turned out! And it gave me ideas for the next note card using a fancy scroll die.

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While I put together our treat at the end of the night I gave the ladies a bonus card to work on. This clean and simple design is one that I didn’t need to explain so they could keep themselves occupied while I puttered in the kitchen.

The inspiration for this card came from a stamping friend, Lynette. I thought this design was perfect for a bonus card for April’s Shoe Box craft night. Thank you Lynette!

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I used the old but well loved Stampin Up set called Country Vine.

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Lots of cards this month, so be sure to stop back tomorrow for the last of the cards and a review of everything that we made for April’s Shoe Box night!

2017-04-24; April Shoe Box Craft Night Card #2 by Jane


Jane brought this fun swing card for us.

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All we did was assemble this fun flower; trim the DP and call it done!

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One more look at today’s card before you go on about your day…

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Thanks for stopping by!