Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook Trio

So fun to use...easy as well with many beautiful prints and choices!

This first design has a layered background of a print from the Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook 8 x 8" decorator paper pad. 

It is simply layered with black cardstock, with a smaller feature panel popped up with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips for dimension.

The beautiful butterfly chipboard piece is from Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook Decorative Chipboard package, found HERE. 

A Kaisercraft Rhinestone adds a bit of bling.

This little gift tag is perfect for a gift bag or package. It also features decorator paper from the Graphic 45 8 x 8" pad; the lovely "bee yourself" border is also included in the Nature's Sketchbook 8 x 8" pad.  The chipboard bumblebee is also from the chipboard set linked above. 

A bow of May Art's Burlap String ties it all together.

The final design of the trio uses one of the beautiful Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook Ephemera lovely. It also features Alternew's "Halftone Thanks" stamp and Altenew "Thanks" die sets. 

The ephemera card is layered upon black cardstock with a side border of May Art's 2.5" Cotton Blend Vintage Ribbon--Plain. The "thanks" die cut is adhered to the image panel with Tombow Mono Multi Glue and the rest of the sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

 A Seam Binding ribbon bow (made with an Original Bow Easy) and lady bug chipboard piece add an extra special touch. 

I hope that you've enjoyed today's design. 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

CAS Tea Cup

Here's a quick and easy, CAS, easy to mail, tea cup card using Altenew's Vintage Tea Cup stamp and die sets.

The base is covered with the "Botanica" papers, along with a border of May Art's 1/8" Velvet Ribbon and jet black Kaisercraft Rhinestones. 

Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips attach the cup and saucer to the design adding extra dimension.

Clean and as simple as you can get!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lacy Heart

My design today would be suitable for a last minute Valentine
or for wedding wishes:

I really love this Spellbinder's "Lace Hearts" die set. Oh my, the dies included really add a beautiful touch to pretty much anything! Plus, there are two heart shaped borders, two different heart centers; a key, and the beautiful flourish shown on my design.

My heart is die cut from Spectrum Ultra Noir white cardstock and  is glued (Tombow Mono Multi Glue) onto Kaisercraft "Always and Forever" decorator paper. 

Melissa Frances Pearls make for a pretty accent.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Postcard and Posies

I wanted to go with a little something different today, so pulled a wooden postcard by Kaisercraft out to play with. 
The postcard can make a nice thoughtful gift...
a little something to lift up someone's day! 

The postcard comes in a natural color, but I decided that I wanted to go I coated it with Dina Wakley Gesso. After the gesso dried, I very lightly stenciled a pattern near the top left of the card with Tim Holtz "Mesh" stencil. It came out a bit dark initially, so I ended up adding more gesso over the top. You can still barely see the pattern if you look very It does add a bit more "in real life."

I then glued (Tombow Mono Multi glue) a strip of burlap onto the postcard base. Gesso was added to cover most of the burlap; allowing just a bit to show though. A piece of lace from my stash (a good sub would be May Art's 5/8" Crochet Lace or Cluny 1" lace) was glued on, and gesso was also applied over it. Petaloo Botanica Flowers in Fuchsia were added to one corner.

The "stamp" is a Prima Wood Embellishment (Stationer's Desk) butterfly; a Prima Say it in Crystals (Princess) gemstone added a touch of bling.

A meaningful message or stamped sentiment came be added to the back of the card before presentation. A Crystal Clear Box is perfect for dimensional designs!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Always and Forever

I was looking through my paper stash and found this lovely pad that I have hardly used: Kaisercraft's "Always and Forever." What pretty prints...and a perfect sheet for today's Valentine!

The text in the sheet that I chose has gold foiled letters--a perfect match for Bazzill Gold Mirror cardstock! My photos do not do a great job at capturing the glimmer and gleam from the gold...but, you can get an idea:

The die is Spellbinders "Royal Love." What a delicate design! I glued the die cut to the background with dabs of Mono Multi Glue and then accented it with champagne colored Kaisercraft Rhinestones.

It is a simple design, but easy to mail. Also, the gleaming gold really adds a special, standout touch. Guess my honey will be getting more than one Valentine this year! 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope your week is happy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

2017 Pantone-- Greenery!

I've noticed a few different decorating and crafty blogs mentioning Pantone's "Color of the Year" 2017 -- Greenery. What a great pick! Look to see crisp green tones in all sorts of designs this year. 
You can read about Pantone color choices (sorry I can't link this within my blog, if you are interested, please copy and paste)

But, before you look at that link, please take a peek at my design today featuring the same fresh "Greenery" color:

 This gorgeous paper is Graphic 45's "Nature's Sketchbook." You can see all of "Nature's Sketchbook" products HERE.

A thankful sentiment was added using the Stamp Simply clear "Many Thanks" stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

I began by layering the black print from the 8 x 8" decorator pad  onto black cardstock. A Graphic 45 Nature's Sketchbook Ephemera Card was then added, along with some twinkling Kaisercraft Rhinestones.  May Art Velvet Ribbon and May Art 1/4" Crochet Lace Trim become a pretty border to highlight the design. This card measures 4.5" x 7.5."

Take a look at this ephemera card close up...gorgeous!

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!

Take a look around...
are you seeing more green in decor and fashion? 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Valentine and Lace

I've finished the Valentine that I am going to send MY Valentine who is currently overseas. I need to get it in the mail so it is delivered in a timely manner. Since it will be traveling half way around the world, I decided to make it quite flat, with just a bit of dimension.

Even though I was shooting for "flat," I still wanted it to have some special touches that would stand out. Stencil and paste embossing fit the bill...along with a curved border and a cheesecloth embellished heart!

I began with basic white cardstock, then used Tim Holtz "Lace" stencil and Dreamweavers White Embossing Paste to cover the main panel. I die cut the curve with Spellbinders Scalloped Border Dies 2 and then also applied the lace stencil/embossing paste to it. I glued the scalloped piece onto the stenciled background using Tombow Mono Multi Glue.

I did emboss the heart before die cutting it with a Spellbinders Classic Heart die. The heart is embellished with a Kaisercraft pearl and then layered over Dritz cheesecloth.

The stencil embossed panel is popped up with some Thermoweb 3D Foam strips. 

Hope my Honey likes it!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!