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2016-09-25; Left over card kit craft day; remake 1


Yesterday I got together with Maggi for some much missed 1-on-1 time. As this get together was totally impromptu I didn’t have any projects ready to go. However; I did have extra card kits from previous shoebox craft nights. I was thinking we could put them together for extra cards. Little did I know at the time but this was an exercise in limited craft supplies too!

In June 2015 I took a card very similar to this to a Shoebox craft night. I didn’t not have the same supplies with me or an original sample. I made this from memory and came up with this…

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The smile, card stock layers, pre-stamped flower medallions and smile word were in the kit. I had only brought one stamp set with me (Swirly Birds) and had 3 colors of ink (green, orange and black) to work with.
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The tape and fall colored sequins were a dollar store find this past week. The tape is not washi tape as it is not transparent, but it is light tac like washi.

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And one more look at the card….

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the original post from June 2015 is HERE if you’d like to see.

The original card looked very similar.

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Do you have a preference/favorite? original or remake?

2016-09-23; Decorated Ziploc container


I don’t have a stamping project today but rather a household item.

Take a look at this 1-Cup size Ziploc container. Gorgeous? No, but very functional.
At work I am trying to start a couple of leaves and get them rooted ultimately to become an “office plant.”

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This is a super quick, instant upgrade to the plastic container. I took scraps of scrapbook paper and glued them to the plastic. Then I took the gold mesh ribbon, gluing and tying it in place. It looked fine but a glittery button really put the finishing touch on it.

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This is going to my office today so I can get some leaves rooted. This will look so much nicer than the un-decorated version.

2016-09-21; J – ATC Swap


This month’s ATC is brought to you by the letter “J.” I wonder how many “J” words you will be able to come up after looking at this ATC?

I started with a twig wreath that I added branches to in assorted colors

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After the branches were all in place I added the berries. Can you guess what kind of tree has these kinds of berries?

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I added the Just for you sentiment (Hero Arts) on a jaunty angle. Always easier than trying to stamp something straight.
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I added jewels for some glimmer.

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Which brings us back to the ATC brought to you by the letter “J>”
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J * J * J * J * J * J * J * J

List of J words:
Juniper wreath
Juniper berries
Jagged (for the jagged edges of the wreath)
Jaunty (for the jaunty angle that the sentiment is stamped on)
Just for you sentiment by Hero Arts
Jade (color of branches)

2016-09-14; Small Talk Frame


These are two gifts that I received last month; DP & post it note banners.


I also used the Cricut cartridge Small Talk and cut a frame at 5″. I admit that I copied the idea of the frame & banners from Pinterest. I changed out the sentiment and color scheme.

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The banner is actually pre-printed post it’s. A very clever idea, all you need to do is peal and stick them down where you want them. They are hanging from bakers twine, but the banners were a bit large, so you can’t really see that.
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Lawn Faun hello is die cut and stacked 4 layers thick. Normally I would have added crystal effects to the top layer and let dry, but I needed this card in the mail and on it’s way.


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


From start to finish this card was done in 35 minutes. That includes paper selection, die cutting, assembling and getting photos before it went into the envelope. I love Pinterest; without that jump start the 35 minutes would have never happened.

2016-09-12; swoosh shadow stamp


Hello stamper. I was sorting through the stuff on my desk and putting the extra die cuts into a box. I don’t know when the box got so full, the stuff is well over the top with pieces falling out of it. There were a few pieces left on my desk and I had a couple of minutes so I put this quick card together with a few of them.

I started out with the narrow strip of DP, the flower die cut and the swirl die cut. Here is what it turned into:

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I added the other half of the flower that was trimmed off to the inside of the card so that it matches what’s going on, on the front. I again used my nemesis color, bright yellow when I stamped the swoosh prior to adding the flower. I added 2 different brands of glitter glue by dotting the polka dot DP with one and adding the other to the flower center.

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the brads are actually faux brads. I punched a few hole punches, added them to the card and then topped with crystal effects and let dry. They are the perfect color matching embellishment now.

Supply list:

Flower die cut – Memory box; Whimsey Circle
Flower center – Stampin Up swirly bird die set
Swoosh shadow stamp – Love to stamp
Sentiment – Jenny Ellroy 2015 ©Immediate Media Bristol Ltd.
1/4″ hole punch

Thanks for stopping by today.

2016-09-09; ABR card with butterfly tag


I know, you want to know what ABR stands for, right? It stand for Anything But Rubber meaning that there are no rubber stamped used to make this card.

The DP, tag and doily were all gifts. As soon as I saw the butterfly tag I knew that I could use the sketch challenge design from August that I did with a stamping friend.

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I mailed out the card yesterday. I wonder if when the gal gets it she will recognize the butterfly tag that she sent me?

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Thanks for stopping by today!

2016-09-09; canary yellow; my nemesis color


If you have been visiting the Craftiblog for any length of time, you know that canary yellow is my nemesis color. When I first started stamping I picked up all colors of card stock where ever I could find it. One of the places I used to stop was at an office supply store for a ream of card stock. That is when I picked up canary yellow. What was I thinking? It’s been 20 years since then and I still have the same ream of canary yellow card stock.

I decided to make a card using it so I could get rid of some of it 😉

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I picked up this stamped banner last week when one of the big box stores had a big sale on paper crafting items. I don’t recall the maker, but it you need to know leave a comment and I’ll look it up. After stamping the banner on a scrap of card stock I added a narrow strip of 3-d mounting tape and then molded the edges so the bowed downward. I added glue to the outside edges and held them down until it stuck. Now I have a poofy banner 🙂

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The flowers were stamped using a Stampin’ Up set with a matching punch. The filler leaves are a Martha Stewart punch.

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

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I actually find it hard to believe that the canary yellow looks just fine with this card.