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2018-04-09; cut, fold & tuck medallion


In the last week of March I got together with my shoe box buddies and we made a group of cards.  One of them I brought home and decorated with a Shapeabilities Spellbinder die called Whirl About.   Now, this week Lindsay on the Frugal Crafter blog showed how to decorate one of these fun folds.

I used the largest die from the set and stamps I had on hand and followed her general instructions.

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Instead of stamping on the center open portion, I added a gold medallion from another Spellbinder set.  This die is from the set, Moroccan Motifs.

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This shows the layers & stamping.  The tiny images I used were by Art Impressions.  The sentiment is by CardzTV from the set Thinking of you, Inside & Out.

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

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This card was entered into the CardzTV Anything Goes Challenge #41


2018-04-08; Received Twinchie


If you are a regular visitor to the CraftiBlog you know that I play in a few swaps.  One of the swaps I recently sent out and received was called Twinchies.  These are 2×2″ pieces of mini art.  I wanted to see what one of the twinchies I received would look like on a card, so here it is.
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The close up view of the twinchie (made by Sharon) shows inking, stamping and fussy cutting.  Although the photo does not pick it up, there is also embossing.

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Since I mated the twinchie with chocolate card stock I also die cut the  hello by Lawn Fawn out of the same color.  This was cut 4 times, stacked and then crystal effects added along with a sprinkle of micro fine glitter.

The background you see is actually a pre-printed note card.  All of the layers used were from other note cards in the set so that all the colors would coordinate.

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

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The punch is by Martha Stewart and the purchased flower by Recollections with a pink “rain drop” for the center.


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2018-04-07; water color rain drops


I needed an “arty” type card for a stamping friend. Yesterday before I left for work I quickly put this together and got it in the mail.

The background is water color paper colored with Color Burst pigment powder in yellow and tangerine. I sprayed the dickens out of it with water to get this nice wash look.

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The sentiment is by Rubbernecker

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I think these are called rain drops. I added three of them to the card, each in a different pastel color.

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

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The stamped branch is by Penny Black from the set delicate florals.

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2018-04-05; Alphabet swap – Z is for Zinnia


I’m on the last letter of the never-ending alphabet swap. This month the letter is Z and is for Zinnia. How fun that I actually have a rubber stamp that matches this swap exactly!

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This shot shows that I embossed the image in black and then embossed the edges again, in gold. I think it gives a much more finished look. I also popped the piece up using fun foam. That way when I mail it, it will not crush, bend or waffle.

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To get the flower to look like this (as I stamped it on craft card stock) I first colored the image with bleach and dried it. That left a white residue that I really liked. I added Color Burst concentrated pigment powder with a paint brush, dried and then adding more white highlights with a white pencil. The flower center is a yellow crystal gem.

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And one more look at the card before it heads for the mailbox this morning….

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Stamp by Stampassions, G-4337, Zinnia Square, ©2000 Dianna Marcum



This card was entered into the challenge at CardzTV anything goes challenge #41

2018-04-04; March Shoe Box craft night; Birthdays are good for you & reveiw


The last card I’m sharing from the March Shoe Box craft night is one I brought for the ladies to make.  A fun birthday card featuring the acrylic set by Inkadinkadoo called Humerus Birthday.
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Before I got to craft night the ladies were taking bets on how many layers I’d have on my card (both inside and out)   Ms. Maggi won with her bet, 10 layers.


The frame is cut with the Cricut from I think, the cartridge Elegant Edges.
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this adorable little turtle was cut out using a no-name brand die and colored with alcohol markers.

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The sentiment (also by Inkadinkadoo from the same set) was stamped on a die cut word bubble by Quick Cuts.
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And one more look at the card………..

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And now the review of all the projects, in case you missed any of them….


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What a fun night! Thanks to Chrissy for hosting this past month and to all of the ladies for sharing their talent and art supplies!

2018-04-03; March Shoe Box Craft Night – fancy dies


Today’s card from the March Shoe Box Craft Night was brought to us by our hostess, Chrissy.  There are two sets of dies on this card and no stamping, making this an ABR card or (anything but rubber).

The first die not as  obvious as you might think…the diagonal stripes!  This is actually a set of 2 dies that you see with the card base being black.  Each die has different diagonal strips in it so that you can layer them.

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And the 2nd die is this 2 part sentiment.  The banner stripe that this is mounted on is actually one of the negative pieces left over from the die cut of the stripes (1st die used).

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By alternating which layer you use (or not) and the orientation of the piece used you can change the outcome.  How fun is that?

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Thanks to Ms. Chrissy for introducing us to these fun dies; which now Ms. Maggi says she has to have  🙂   and the delicious goodies of the evening!

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Our 3rd card of the evening was brought to us by my friend Jane.  I’m not much of a dog person, but this is adorable and can be adapted to kitties!  And Chickens!~  lol!

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I popped up some of the stamped puppy images with 3-d mounting tape.

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And one more look at this stinkin’ cute card before you go on about your day….

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