Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Paper Pros Challenge - Masculine Birthday

Hi all! I can't believe it's been over a month since I last posted - yikes! I've been having some work done on my studio, so it's really a mess right now and hard to find a clean space to craft. Hopefully I'll be organized soon and can get back to creating!

I absolutely had to take some time this month to make a card for the Paper Pros challenge. My brother's birthday is today, so I suggested we do masculine birthday cards. I have been dying to use Karen Burniston's new Twist Panel Card die. It makes this fancy fold so easy! And seriously it's such a show-stopper of a card.

For the masculine theme, I chose papers from Tim Holtz's Dapper collection. The mini blueprint stamps are just perfect for decorating the panels. I colored them with a water brush and Distress inks. The sentiment is from Karen's Occasions clear stamp set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I kept the front super simple, just adding some cardstock scraps and a line of washi tape. The die-cut sentiment is from Karen's new Birthday Words die set.

I'm so excited about these new dies from Karen! You can check out the full line HERE. I've also linked to the specific dies I used below. You'll also find links to the stamps and other supplies I used, available at Elizabeth Craft Designs and Simon Says Stamp.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I promise I'll try not to let another whole month pass by without posting! :)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Eileen Hull Journal Shadow Box

Hi all! Hope you've been well. I have a fun new project to share with you that I created with Eileen Hull's new Journal die. Eileen was kind enough to send me a couple die cuts to play with and, after seeing all the cool books people have been making, I couldn't wait to make one of my own.

When I was mulling over what type of book I wanted to do (there are so many possibilities!), I remembered this configurations book I made last year and was like - wow, I bet I could make Eileen's die into a little shadow box book!

Since the book would be displayed open, I kept the front fairly simple, covering it with paper from Tim Holtz's Wallflower collection and adding a knob and ribbon.

The inside was so much fun to create! I had fun experimenting with dyeing ribbon with Tim's new Distress Oxide ink (love them!) and added lots of little bits and pieces. I love doing shadow boxes like this - there is no end to the variety of themes and styles you can use. I can't wait to make more.

The tutorial for my shadow box book will be included in Eileen's upcoming e-book, which will include tons of ideas for using this versatile die. When the book is released, I'll be sure and update the post with all the links so you can get your own. I know it's going to be amazing!

The supplies I used can be found at Sizzix and Simon Says Stamp via the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Paper Pros Challenge - Spring!

Hi all! It's time again for the Paper Pros monthly challenge. This month's challenge is Spring and was chosen by the wonderfully talented Karen Aiken. We were to use spring blooms and butterflies and I managed to use both in this fun pop-up z fold card.

After making my first card in this style last month, I couldn't wait to make another one. I thought Easter was the perfect theme for this pretty fenced garden card. I used Karen Burniston's Iron Fence die, cut twice from gray cardstock, then swiped with a white dabber, to create the fence. I used clear acetate to create a strip for the girl and tree to attach to. It moves with the card as it opens and closes. The background paper and fussy cut pieces are all by Prima.

My friend Cyndi loaned me this adorable bunny die from Cheery Lynn, which was the inspiration for the whole card. I love Karen's little woven basket die fulled with eggs. So perfect! The swirly flowers are new dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I knew I wanted a little tree in the garden, but I wasn't sure what else to use. When I was searching for an Easter greeting, I came across these sweet stamps from Oxford Impressions and thought the little girl with the chicken was just perfect!! I just love that pretty stamp.

The dies I used are available from Elizabeth Craft Designs via the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'm sharing this over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Hip Hop. Be sure and check out all the wonderful entries! Oh, and speaking of spring and Easter and girls with chickens, check out one of our new babies! We just got them last night and they are all adorable. This one was sweet enough to pose for me while I snapped a quick glamour shot. :)

Have a great week and Happy Easter to my friends who celebrate!