Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Happy Mail from Create & Craft USA

I sent an email to Jinger Adams and guest Nikki Payne of Create and Craft USA. They read my email on air and I even won the beautiful card that Nikki made on the show. It looks so pretty in person.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Gorjuss Girls Tissue Box

I'm on a tissue box kick and it was a lot of fun creating this one. I used a decoupage card kit for the box. The backing paper is the card blank that I cut and the images are layered which gives it lots of dimension. I only used items that were in the card kit.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Happy Mail, Happy Mail

I attended the Crafting & Conversation with Stephanie Weightman Webinar that was sponsored by Create & Craft US on Friday.  The webinar was a fun-filled talk and behind the scenes information session.

Stephanie Weightman is the creator of Tattered Lace. Tattered Lace is a line of paper crafting products, more specifically wafer thin dies, embossing folders and even a magazine. The designs are fun, frilly and lacy. With each magazine you receive a free die set. The magazine is dedicated to helping you get the most of your dies. You can use your die as is or you can cut into your dies to create different shapes.

I got a great surprise in the mail. Those who attended the webinar received a free gift. It's a bow maker. In the kit I received the bow maker, white organza ribbon and complete instructions. Now anyone can make beautiful bows in minutes. Below is a picture of the free give and also three different bows that I created.

 Bow Maker

 Single Bow

 Double Bow

Itty Bitty Bow

Check back for a few projects that I will make with the new bow maker.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Birthday Card on Create & Craft

Just for the fun of it, I decided to write in to Create & Craft USA. And you can imagine my excitement when Nigel May read my email on the air and showed a card that I created. 

In case you are not familiar with it, Create & Craft USA is the U.S. version of the popular UK station. It is a new 24 hour crafting channel in the United States. The hosts are great and the crafting experts are fantastic. They have demos of the product and actually show the process from start to finish. You can also get lots of inspiration by viewing the samples that are made. 

This card was made using dies from Tonic Studios and Sue Wilson of Creative Expressions. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Birthday Card

I have a hard time creating masculine cards. I made this one for my son's birthday and I'm happy how it came out. This card measures 5 x 5 inches. Making the custom envelope was super easy too.

Materials Used:

Cardstock - Stamps of Life - Stephanie Barnard
Sentiment - Tattered Lace
Flower Sprig - Mariposa by Couture
Bronze Pearls
Envelope - We R Memory Keepers Punch Board

Monday, March 16, 2015

Congrats card

Here is one of the quickest cards I've ever made. You can make this card in about 5 This is an A2 card. Change the colors and the sentiments and you're ready to go.

Materials Used:

Recollections Cardstock - Cream, Teal
Frantic Stamper Die - Lable
Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson - Tag
Little B - Sentiment

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Thank You Card

I have become slightly obsessed with cutting dies. Although I have several die cutting machines, I am having fun discovering the many different dies that are out there. This card measures 6 x 8 inches and is one of the largest cards I have ever made.

I also used the Envelope Punch Board to create a coordinating envelope.

Materials Used:

Recollections Cardstock - White, Black, Purple
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Couture - Enchanted Escapes Corner Die
Little B - Sentiments Die

Check back soon for more cards...