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2017-07-15; Metallic Masculine Birthday


This week at the Fantabulous Cricut Blog Challenge, the theme is Birthdays.

I picked the card base from the Just Because cartridge and the sentiment from the Elegant Cakes cartridge. I choose metallic and hologram papers to cover the card with; which explains why I can’t get a good photo of all of it’s metallic goodness. In real life all the metallic accents make the card pop!

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I took a photo of the layers on this card so you can see some of the depth.

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the sentiment was cut from metallic card stock and then a top layer added of holographic paper.

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See that glow along the bottom border? That’s the holographic paper reflecting the light in the room. I decorated the inside of the card pretty much the same as the outside so that the glowing reflective goodness follows you in there.

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Thanks for stopping by today.

2017-07-13; 5 minute card


If you need a card at the last minute; this one certainly fits the bill. I literally did complete this in 5 minutes.

I used a fancy scroll border die, an embossing folder, sentiment, ribbon and a few gems.

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Here you can see the debossing. Instead of using the bumpy side up, I used the back side. I did remember to stamp the sentiment first before hand.

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And one more look at today’s design before you go on about your day….

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Thanks for stopping by!

this card was entered into the challenge at CardzTV: Cardz TV Mailbox Smiles Anything goes Challenge #6

2017-07-12; thank you for a friend


Hello Stamper. I want to thank all of you my crafty friends, for sharing your art work with me. I was able to take a sample I’d seen designed by Bonnie Klass (love that name!!) and recreate a similar version using scraps from my bin.

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A close look at the CTMH flower which has been cut out and layered over an SU script background stamped on Water color paper.

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I had extra flowers cut out so I decorated the inside of the card too.

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And one last look at the card for today….

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I did use scraps for everything on this card, including the card base. I believe the finished card size fits into a 6 3/4 size envelope.

This card was added to the challenge at CardzTV; Cardz TV Card Crazy Crafters Anything Goes Challenge #5

2017-07-09; butterfly tag & Dylusions Ink Spray


My new tag dies at work again for today’s sample. I used the larges tag and die cut from watercolor paper. I dropped the tag into a box I keep for spraying inks. The first spay was of water and then followed up by a teal blue while still wet. I left the tag in the box to let dry overnight so the ink pooled as it would. This is just one color of the ink and the variations caused by the way water was laying on the paper.

To form the larger back ground tag, I cut a 2nd piece of watercolor paper by hand so that it would serve at the background mat. I decided it should have matching color. I again dropped the tag into the spray box only this time just spraying with ink only (no water). It’s a pretty big difference in color from the other tag.

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I stamped the now dry background with a text stamp by stampin up and while ink was still wet used a dusting brush to soften and spread the ink. I stamped the flower image (Unity Stamp Company) in watermark ink and then embossed in gold. The mounded drops of white are liquid pearls. You may also see a drop of two of glitter glue.

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I finished off the tag by splattering cream color acrylic paint over-all.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hopefully I start putting the other size tags to use!

2017-07-07; faux glazed tile


A few weeks ago I was trying to come up with projects for some craft time with friends. I saw a sample that Lindsey, the Frugal Crafter shared. She gave all of the instructions for a technique called Faux Glazed Title. Her sample was gorgeous; mine turned out a little wild 😉

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Here is a close look at the banner. I hand cut and popped it up.

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and one more look at today’s card…..

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Thanks to all of the wonderful ladies who share their talents and samples so I can give them a try.

2017-07-03; Tagged Butterfly


The last time I pulled out my stitched tag dies I used the smallest one in the set. You can see that sample HERE if you are interested.

For this sample I brought out the largest die.

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In the background you can see that I sponged color in then added molding paste. I tinted the paste with a drop of reinker.

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Here you can see the butterfly CLOSE-UP. I colored with alcohol markers, highlighted with navy blue glitter and topped with some snipped trim.

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

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I used a corner punch on all of the corners to match the tag.

this card was entered into the challenge CARDZ TV MAILBOX SMILES ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #5

2017-07-02; Last card from June’s Shoe box craft night & reveiw


To continue on with the June Shoe Box cards, we come to the final offering. This one is from Jane.

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We added the doodling and balloon strings. I am surprised it turned out well, writing over the embossed surface of the base card.

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and one final look before you go on about your day….

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And one last look at all of the June Shoe Box creations.

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This was a fun bunch of cards to make. I did lean something from my experiment with the card kits being used for Shoe Box Craft night for the first time, that surprised me. Even though every item had been pre-cut and even pre-stamped; they took a pretty long time to assemble. It was not complicated to stack the layers of the animals and glue together, but way more time consuming that I every imagined. Perhaps it was the multi layered mats that I chose? I will have to contemplate a bit on this.