13 December 2014

What If You Fly?

What if You Fly

I've got a tutorial over on the IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko blog today, featuring this bright and cheerful card! The sentiment is from So Suzy Stamps and I absolutely love it - isn't it encouraging? 

I saw a pic of a card using this quote, and it's actually what led me to discover this fun new company. 

I thought the Radiant Neons and super-shiny Vertigo flowers would be the perfect way to highlight this bit of wisdom. And I really love the card and kind of hated to send it off to be displayed at CHA, lol! Anyway....stop by the blog to see how I put this whole thing together, and enjoy your Saturday! 

Here's a few of the products I used (full list over on the tutorial, so really go peek!):

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10 December 2014

Party Invitation

Party Invite

Crafter's Companion US has released new Create-a-Card dies in A2 size, which make my life totally happy! It's so easy to create quick cards now, as these will create a decorative card front in no time! 

For this fun die I thought I'd have a go at creating a unique party invitation, with a tent-fold style. 

Party Invite - flat

I started with a 16x16 piece of cardstock, and trimmed it to 4 1/4 x 16. Then I scored it at 5 1/2, and again another 5 1/2" from that line to create the tent fold. 

After I die-cut the front, I added a piece of shimmering cardstock behind it, to make the white pop. And some fabulous flowers cut form shimmering cardstock as well. 

Party Invite - side view

Here's the side view!

Party Invite - back

On the back side of the 'tent' I embossed a piece of shimmering cardstock and used a cupcake wrapper die (I cut a piece of it) to form the fence that holds the card in this position. It's only adhered at the bottom, so it folds flat for mailing in a regular envelope.The butterfly is a cupcake topper die. 

The party info would go on the inside - isn't it fun? 

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06 December 2014

Five Minute....Saturday

Snowflake Bauble

I forgot to post this yesterday... so before I start on a day of Christmas crafting to make presents for people, I thought I'd share! This card came together in no time (thankfully) thanks to some fab goodies from Crafter's Companion.

I do so love a quick and easy holiday card! Hope your weekend is wonderful, crafty, and relaxing! I'm sipping some tea, nursing a sore throat (and one for both my kiddos too), and working out where on my holiday to-do list to start. Wish me luck!

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03 December 2014

Farewell to Paper Crafts magazine

Have you hopped over here from Lea's blog? If so, hello! If not, you're missing out on a fantastic, inspiration-filled hop today to say goodbye to the wonderful Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine. Head on back to Jennifer McGuire's blog to kick this thing off!

Geometric Thank You

I kept it simple, with just a geometric thank you card using (total funny: I thought I was being clever and using a new embossing folder I just got, that I couldn't wait to share because I knew other people would want to snap this fab folder up too.... turns out it was a freebie from Crafter's Companion during Birthday Week, and you can't get it any more! Oh well... I'll be using it all the time because I puffy {heart} it):

I am so glad I got the chance to meet the lovely Susan Opel a million years ago at CHA - it was my first trip away from home after having my son in the spring of the previous year. Unfortunately I left that CHA early to fly home, but not before she gave me some words of encouragement about submitting my work.... I listened, and was thrilled to get a card picked up the next time I tried!

I will really miss the great inspiration that is shared in this magazine every time it comes out - THANK YOU to the Go To Gals, the editorial team, and everyone who has worked so hard to share it with us! 

Now hop on over to Jill's blog to see what fabulousness she has to share! 

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01 December 2014

Think Big

IMAGINE Crafts and RubberMoon Art Stamps are excited to share with you the amazing projects that our design teams have created to kick off the Holiday Season! Over the next few days, we'll be sharing with you inspiration and techniques using IMAGINE Crafts' line of ink products featuring rubber stamps from RubberMoon. Be sure to visit the IMAGINE Crafts and RubberMoon blogs daily for more projects and ideas!

Think Big

I came across a fun technique online recently, on the WPlus9 blog, for creating a Bokeh effect with watercolors. I adapted it to use with the fabulous Memento inks, and now am creating these backgrounds every chance I get! I thought it was the perfect way to showcase these gorgeous Rubber Moon stamps.

Stop by the IMAGINE Crafts blog today to see my step-by-step process for creating a watercolor background like this - it's super easy, I promise!

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