My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Handmade Valentine Cards with Charms LLC Valentine Pops candy

I made several of these cards to package and sale for Valentine's Day!
Inside card and envelope

Additional supplies....

Valentine Pops, Charms LLC
Card Base Craft Smith, Hot Buy, Michaels Craft Store
Cutting Dies Spellbinders, “Deckled Rectangles” Nesting Set
Image Stamps Inkadinkado, “Heart Balloons”
Sentiment Stamps Unknown, “Be Mine”
Hampton Art, “Will You Be My Valentine?”
Stampendous, “Happy Valentine’s Day”
Solid Cardstock Recollections
Paper Studio

Sunday, January 8, 2017

"Hello Note" Noteworthy Collection by Richard Garay Handmade Valentine Cards

This is a set of Valentine Cards that I made using the "Hello Note" stamp and cutting die set in the Noteworthy Collection by Richard Garay.

Inside Cards


Masks and placement pieces.  These will be saved to use on future projects.

Additional supplies...

Embellishments Recollections
Embossed Paper Cricut Cuttlebug, “D’Vine Swirl”
Image Stamps Inkadinkado, “Valentine Balloons”
Stampin’ Up, “love”
StampCraft, “Love Note”
Patterned Paper Martha Stewart, “Enchanted Woodland”
Recollections, Valentine Collection
Die Cuts With A View
Cloud 9 Design, “Rock Punk Hearts Pink Foil”
Ribbon unknown
Hobby Lobby
Sentiment Stamps Recollections, “Valentine’s Day”
Hampton Art, “Will You Be My Valentine?”
Stampendous, “Happy Valentine’s Day”
Craft Smart, 445103, 295861
Stickers Sticko, “Love Games”

Saturday, January 7, 2017

"My Silly Valentine" Lawn Fawn Stamp and Die Set

This is a set of Valentine Cards I created using the Lawn Fawn Stamp and Die Set "My Silly Valentine".

Inside Card


Additional supplies...

Cutting dies Spellbinders, “Whimsical Tree”
Spellbinders, “Hearts Two”
Embossing Folder Cricut Cuttlebug, “Love is in the Air”
Glitter Cardstock The Paper Studio
Image Stamps StampCraft, “Love Note”
Pens Gelly Roll Glitter Pens
Sentiment Stamps Recollections, “Valentine’s Day”
Printed Cardstock Unknown
Paper Studio
Solid Cardstock Recollections
Paper Studio
Craft Smith, “Pinks & Reds”

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Paper Napkin Freezer Paper Technique

Circle Mania 6 Participants!

From this...

To these...

I will be teaching a class on Saturday, September 24, about using paper napkins and freezer paper to create a 'card stock' that can easily be used in cards and other paper crafting projects.

Scissors, adhesive, and $12 is all you need to take the 2-hour class from 2:00 to 4:00.  Please let Paulette know if you are interested in taking the class.  I will need the number of participants so that I can prepare the supplies.

Each participant will receive assorted paper napkins and use of freezer paper, waxed paper, heat source, and an instructional handout.  Card bases and embellishments will be provided for those that want to create a card/s during the workshop.  A handout with card sketches will also be available.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Stick Pins, Hat Pins, and Paper Napkin Technique!

I haven't posted in several months, but I have been busy!!  This is my latest project...making stick pins for handmade cards!  My sister wanted to wear hers, so I have made hat pins to wear, too!
Hat pins!

Stick pins!

To see how I make these stick pins, please visit this link...Quick and Easy Stick Pins
This is another link for stick pins used on handmade cards...Stick Pins on Cards
Update...I use Glossy Accents instead of Scotch Quick Dry!

Here is my latest card using a stick pin...
This card features another technique with which I have been working, the paper napkin project!

Paper Napkin Technique
I find beautiful paper napkins and peel away all the layers until I have the very top, soft, colorful layer.  Using a hot, dry iron and freezer paper, I cut to the size I want to use, iron the shiny side of the freezer paper to the back side of the napkin layer, and like magic...I have a firm piece of beautiful paper to use on projects!

This box has been sent to my paper crafting South African friend, Erna!  I sent her several napkins, sheets of freezer paper, handmade card, and one napkin that has been completed.  I hope she has as much fun using this technique as I have!

Have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting my blog!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Explosion of Green!

St. Patrick's Day Explosion Boxes!!

Box #1
Brand products used:
Cricut-'Pot of Gold' and hat from 'Paper Doll Dress Up'
Cuttlebug-'Ornamental Iron' embossing folder and cutting die
Google Clip Art
DCWV cardstock
Inkadinkado Stamp
Martha Stewart Stamp
Michael's Craft Store embellishments
Paper Studio embellishments
Recollections cardstock
Stampendous Stamp
Unknown/unavailable products
Center of Box
"Popcorn Box' from Cricut Cartridge
'Coins' are 3/4 inch circles covered with gold wrapping paper.
The coin layer is removable with green/white candy underneath!
'Pot of Gold'
Cricut Cartridge "Paper Doll Dress Up"
Side View of closed box
'Hat' from Cricut Cartridge "Paper Doll Dress Up"
Die cut from Cuttlebug "Ornamental Iron"
Embossing folder from Cuttlebug "Ornamental Iron"
Box #2
Used many Google Clip Art images
Martha Stewart sentiment Stamp
Side View of closed box.
Box #3
Box #4
St. Patrick's Day Card
5 x 7 Card
Brands used:
DCWV cardstock
Martha Stewart sentiment stamp
Google sentiment
Inkadinkado Stamp Set 'Canning Jars'
Shamrock paper punch (unknown brand)

The canning jar is stamped on white cardstock and clear plastic (from packaging).  The shamrocks are adhered to the white cardstock.  The clear plastic layer is attached with foam tape to show dimension.
St. Patrick's Day Card!
5 x 7 Card
Brand products used:
Recollections cards stock
Paper Studio "Calendar" stamp set
Shamrock paper punch (unknown brand)
Cricut Cartridge "Paper Doll Dress Up" hat and pot of gold
Martha Stewart sentiment stamp
Inkadinkado image stamp

For step-by-step directions to create an Explosion Box, please click the link...
This is a long blog post.  Scroll to the middle to find the Explosion Box Tutorial.

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