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2018-10-07; October Shoe Box Projects; Autumn Pumpkins & review


The last card for the October shoe box craft day was this bonus card that I put together.

I thought it would be nice to have an extra project this month.  We didn’t have to worry about a time we had to be finished as we were able to meet during the day for this get together.  We could spend as much time as we wanted creating and chatting.

The sentiment is by Craft Stamps T.Comstock; the wonky stitched die is a no brand die.

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Here is a look at the various layers.  All layers are glued flat on this design.

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A close pumpkin group which has been colored with both chalk pastels and colored pencils.  The image is by Hero Arts.

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And one more look at today’s card.

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And in case you missed any of the fun projects we worked on; here is the REVIEW.

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Thanks to all of the shoe box ladies for the fun projects they brought to the table for each of us to make.  I’m already looking forward to next month!


2018-10-06; October Shoe Box Projects; Jewel Tone & Elegant Foils


For this shoe box project Maggi brought us her monthly card kit that she receives.  The colors and foiled pieces made us ooo and ahhhh.  I was able to put together two elegant cards.  I’ve left the sentiment off for now and will add as needed.

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Here is the 1st card.  Gold mirror paper, gold foiled DP and medallion with a flower accent.

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The medallion is also foiled.  I tucked the flower on at the center.  I tried adding flowers around the circumference of the medallion, but it didn’t work visually in my opinion.

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Here is that center flower.

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and one more look at the 1st foil card.

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And the 2nd foiled card.

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The close look shows that I ran one of the pieces through my Fiskers crimping tool to add some texture.

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I cut two of the gold foil medallions in half and used it as a circle border across the bottom of the card.  When I add the sentiment I was thinking to add it on top the bottom border.

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Thanks to Maggi for sharing her card kit this month.  It was fun seeing what each of us came up with!

2018-10-05; October Shoe Box Projects; colorful gift packages


This Colorful Birthday card was brought to us by Jane for the October shoe box craft day.  Aren’t the colors great together?

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Each of the gifts were popped up after a coordinating ribbon was added.

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2 of the layers were popped up; the packages and then the white layer.

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

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Thanks to Jane for bringing this bright and cheerful card for all of us to make!

2018-10-04; October Shoe Box craft projects; die cut tree


This lovely die cut tree card was brought to us by Chrissy at the October shoe box craft day.

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In the background you can see a swath of leaves (in orange, looks like blowing leaves)…the tiny leaves were then added to the top layer.

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Maggi just happened to bring table scatter.  This included leaves swirls and these fun pumpkins.  I thought they would go well with the tree!

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Here you can see the layers.  The white layer (tree) was popped up for dimension.

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I used some of the extra leaves from the green layer to the each of the corners.

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Thanks to Chrissy for die cutting all of these pieces for us—so much fun fall foliage!

2018-10-03; October Shoe Box craft projects; Thankful for you


The ladies met at my house for shoe box craft day this month.  This card is one that I gave them to color and assemble.  I bought the stamp set at a rummage sale during the summer.  It’s good to put it to use~

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The medallion was colored with chalk; die cut; matted and popped up over the ribbon embellishment.

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I’m calling this a tile as I’ve made cards with squared off sections much like this design.  Again, the images were colored with chalk and then sealed with hairspray laced with loose gold eye shadow for a finishing glimmer.

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I kept all the layers flat except for this medallion.  It had to be popped up due to straddling the ribbon.

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

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Lots more projects to come from the October shoe box craft day.  Be sure to stop back.

2018-10-01; October 2018 Calendar


This year the calendar project was made up of a team of two players. We each made 6 pages (duplicating one to keep for ourselves) and then mailing it to the other. So that the pages would vary we each took every other month. This month the calendar page was created by Alice.

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2018-09-30; Autumn Greetings


A quick card today using just one stamp that has both the leaves and greeting.

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I did stamp the leaves again onto water colored paper and fussy cut out.  I molded them with a stylus and then added them over the first stamping.  It gives a nice dimension.  Only 3 layers total on this design.

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Here is a close look at that leaf.  I added some gelly roll glitter pen.

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

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