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Some Christmas Cards!

Hey Everyone,

I’m here today with 3 new Christmas cards I made for some family members.

I’m a huge fan of distressing my design paper and stitching it, but that’s even more fun when you can add snow!

I used my “Christmas Magic” by Nancie Rowe-Janitz design paper with some red card stock.

I also love the fact I was able to use some of my cute embellishments that have been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years.

 

 

I completely stepped outside of my comfort zone with this card but I wanted to make a card using my 89 year old Grandmother’s favorite color – pink! I used my BoBunny “Winter Wishes” & Prima’s “Wild & Free” design paper. I wanted a frosted look so I added white gesso over all of my die-cut pieces.

 

 

For the poinsettia’s I added Aleene’s Glitter True Snow and put a bunch of white glitter over everything because my Grandmother loves her sparkle!

 

 

This card is for my Grandparents. I love traditional Christmas colors and so do they so I used the Kaisercrafts “Twigs & Berry”.

 

 

And with some hand stitching of glitter thread from The Dollar Store it’s a simple but perfect touch.

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed the cars.

Have a safe & creative day everyone :O)

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Halloween Dress Up at Work!!!

Hey Everyone,

I’m sharing a couple of pics of my Halloween costume that I made for work today. I had to get up earlier than usual but thanks to my awesome hubby who helped me it didn’t take to long! I hope everyone had an awesome day and had a chance to have a little fun and some special treats :O)

 

Meet Chester, my newest crow that I found in the sale bin at Michaels. I LOVE crows and have several that I have found over the years from there:

 

Group photo from work. Luckily I work at a place who loves the Holiday like I do, so, there were costumes, lunch, games and treats. A super fun work day :O)

 

Have a safe and creative day Everyone :O)

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Gimme Some Candy!

Hello Everyone,

Today I’m sharing some Halloween treat boxes I made for Die-Cuttin Divas Halloween challenge this week. I got the treat box templates from SVG Cuts , the cutting file is called “Gimme Candy Boxes SVG Cuts”.

 

 

For the Tombstone box I used Echo Park’s “Chillingsworth Manor” by Casandra Cooper DP for the base and the reverse side for the panel. For the pumpkin I used BoBunny’s “Orange Citrus Vintage” DP and Core’dinations Black “Core essentials collection” DP for the web strip. The thread and rhinestone strips came from the bargain bin at Michael’s.  I brushed the edges of the base with Stampin Up’s Crumb Cake, the pumpkin and the panel with Tim Holtz “Spiced Mandarin” & “Mowed Lawn” Distress Inks.

 

 

For the Witch’s Hat I used core’dinations “Core Color” DP for the base, the reverse for the buckle and BoBunny Press DP (not sure the name) for the strip. I cut up some floral stems I had and with some old wool and witch embellishments I decorated the hat. I embossed the buckle with an old swirly CuttleBug embossing folder and edged the pieces with Tim Holtz “Seedless Preserves” & “Mowed Lawn” Distress Inks.

 

 

For the Boo treat box I used BoBunny’s “Orange Citrus Vintage” DP for the base & Boo lettering and “Spooktastic Strip” for the strip, for the web strip & Boo base lettering I used Core’dinations Black “Core essentials collection” DP. I edged the box and Boo lettering with Tim Holtz “Orange Citrus Vintage” Distress Ink and embellished the box with some glittery leaves from the bargain bin at Michael’s. The handle is a simple strip of wire from a Dollar Store spool and wrapped with the same wool I used for the Witch’s Hat.

 

 

Well I hope you enjoyed todays project and that you check out the Die-Cuttin Divas site for all the wonderful ideas and challenges they post each week.

HaPpY HaLlOwEeN!!!

Have a safe and creative week Everyone :O)

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Happy Eyelet Outlet Thursday!!!

Hello Everyone,

Today I’m posting with some sadness as this is my last official post for Eyelet Outlet as one of their Design Team members (I’ll continue having projects on my blog using EO products of course because I do love them).
So today I’m sharing 2 cards and the first one was inspired by these awesome Bacon Egg & Toast Brads and the well known statement “breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” I used this design paper I had that looks like an old newspaper to create a morning scene of breakfast with the morning paper :O)

I crumpled the paper in my hands really well and then I used my Snow “sanding” block over the surface to age it and then brushed it with some Distressed Inks.

 

 

For the “plate” I used my TH Distress Inks to ink the edge and then my studio[g] alphabet set to add the sentiment. As you can see I couldn’t resist arranging my breakfast on the “plate” like a smiling face ;O)

For the second card I was inspired by these awesome Mail Brads and the song “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter” by Billy Williams (which I love). I shaped the card like an envelope and after adding the brads I thought it would be a nice touch to add the Bright Enamel Hearts. I used my alphabet stamp set again to add the sentiment that I thought would be fun if I made it look like a border.

 

 

 

 

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

Have a safe and creative day Everyone :O)

 

Products:

Eyelet Outlet: Bacon, Egg & Toast Brads, Mail Brads and Bright Enamel Hearts.

Stampin Up! Old Olive, Barely Banana & Bravo Burgundy Card Stock, Real Red Ink.

Spellbinders: Scalloped Circles and Large Circles Die Sets

Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo, Tea Dye & Black Soot Distress Inks

Hampton Arts: studio[g] Alphabet Set

Core’dinations: Whitewash Collection Card Stock

K&C Company: Furniture Newspaper Printed Flat Paper

Other Supplies: Snow Block, Forever in Time Double Sided Tape & Pop-Up Squares, Aleene’s Tacky Glue

 

 

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Happy Butterflies!

Hello Everyone,

I’m back today with a pair of cards I made at the “Make ‘n Take” I went to at a local craft store called Scrapendipity. It was my first time at a “Make ‘n Take” and I had a great time, Holly our instructor showed us how to make these super fun style cards using some of her dies, a punch and her scrap paper. So unfortunately I have no details on what was used. I can tell you that the butterfly punch had 3 different style butterfly cuts on it which I thought was brilliant! As for the die, they looked like Spellbinders Nestabilities.

This style was so much fun to make that I’m looking forward to using it on Halloween and Christmas themed cards!

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed todays project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

Have a safe and creative day Everyone :O)

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday! Merry Christmas in July!!!

Happy Eyelet Outlet Thursday Everyone!!!

So some of the Ladies on our Design Team have been creating a “Christmas In July” theme on Saturdays and because of my new job and crazy hours I haven’t had the time to make anything extra but I couldn’t resist Christmas any longer so I’m back today with a little Christmas in July of my own.

For my first card I wanted a bright colored candy style. Because of this I was finally able to use one of my favorite sheets of design paper that I have had for quite some time. I found it at a garage sale and was excited to use it.  I folded the dp back and pinned it with one of my red peppermint brads. After placing the brads in the 4 corners I wanted to add a border of strips to draw everything together and what better way to add a quick border than Washi Tape!

 

 

 

For my second card I decided on a grunge look for my stocking so I distressed the heck out of the paper, inked the edges heavily and then decided to add a little sparkle so I hand sewed with some glitter thread my Mom bought for me and added it to the tag. The pack she gave me had multiple colors, so I added the red to match the sock and the gold thread to match the flecks of gold in the enamel dots.

 

 

 

For my third and final card I created something bright and cheery, something that a kid might appreciate. The borders, sentiment and tag are all stickers from a very old set that I believe came from Stampin Up! I used a pop-up square for the tag to give it extra dimension and used the glitter thread again.

 

 

I used my SU! markers to color the matte enamel dots on the circles and then added some extra color to the Green Pearl Bling Strips on the present.

Well I hope you enjoyed todays project and that it’s encouraged you to create something of your own.

 

Products Used:

Eyelet Outlet: Green Multi-Sized Enamel Dots, Green & Red Matte Enamel Dots, Green Pearl Bling Strips, Glitter Green Enamel Dots, Peppermint Candy Brads, Red Stripe Foil Washi Tape.

Tim Holtz: Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Forest Moss and Fired Brick Distress Inks, Distress Tool

Stampin Up! Holiday Stocking Sizzix Bigz Die, Real Red Ink Pad & Marker, Green Galore, Handsome Hunter & Glorious Green Markers, Elegant Eggplant Card Stock

Bo-Bunny: “Father Christmas” Paper Collection & “A Gift of Love” Paper Collection

Inkadinkado: “Holiday Filigree”

Other Supplies: Glitter Thread, Pop-Up Squares, Glue Runner, Misc Design Paper, Green & White  Card Stock, Red Paper, EK Success Corner Punch

Thanks for stopping by, have a safe and creative day.

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday! The Sweetest Day!

Hello Everyone,

Today I’m back today with a fun project for birthday cards! I wanted to create the cards with a look that resembled something from a candy shop, so I made 2 different looking cards but used the same embellishments and paper pack.
For the first card I arranged the design paper and Light Purple Washi Tape to look like a window front. These awesome Peppermint Candy Brads were the perfect items for the “Candy Shop window”.

 I inked the edges of the “window covering”.

 

 

 

 

For the second card I decided to go with a different color scheme but used the same design paper pack, jewel bling and brads. I inked the edges of the dp and white card stock.

 

 

For this card I choose the Glitter Brown Washi Tape to accent the edges and popped up the design paper borders with pop up squares.

 

 

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

 

Products Used:

*Eyelet Outlet: Peppermint Candy Brads, Blue Jewel Bling Strips, Brown Washi Tape, Light Purple Washi Tape

*DCWV: “The Sweet Stack” Design Paper

*Stampin Up! Orchid Opulence, Wild Wasabi, YoYo Yellow, Real Red, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant & Tempting Turquoise Ink. “Curly Cute” Stamp Set. Melon Mambo and Early Espresso Card Stock.

*Inkadinkado: “Holiday Filigree” Stamp Set

*Other Supplies: Red and White Card Stock, EK Success Corner Punch, Pop-Up Squares

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and creative day Everyone :O)

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday! Friends Always…

Happy Eyelet Outlet Thursday Everyone!

Today I’m back with a vintage style card inspired by lasting friendships and adorable fawns!! I’ve wanted to use these Fawn Brads since I first saw them but I couldn’t think of how to use them until I decided to make this friendship card and then I realized the fact that they face each other was a perfect pose for this card! I distressed the paper with my Tim Holtz distress tool and hand sewed the edges.

I used some of EO’s  White Paper Flowers layered up with my own creative flower center and brushed them with some ink to blend in with the card. For the center I combined EO’s 8mm Spring Brad Mix with the Green Pearl Bling Strips and because the card has a vintage look to it, I sanded the brad & pearl bling until they were dull:

 

I also distressed the word and sentiment cut outs, wrinkled the words before I glued one side down and used pop up squares for the sentiment. I added the Brown Pearl Bling in place of some of the berries (I just can’t get enough of EO’s pearl bling strips!), to add some extra flare:

For the inside I had to use more of the Fawns because their just to darn cute!!

 

 

Well I hope you enjoyed todays project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and creative day Everyone!

 

Products Used:

Eyelet Outlet: Green & Brown Pearl Bling Strips, Fawn Brads, White Paper Flowers, 8mm Spring Brad Mix

Prima: “Pixie Glen Collection” Design Paper

Stampin Up! Crumb Cake & Marina Mist Ink, Bashful Blue, Vanilla & Whisper White card Sock, Curvy Verses Stamp Set

Other Supplies: Pop-Up Squares, TH Distress Tool, Twine

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday!!!

Happy Eyelet Outlet Thursday Everyone!

Well I hope you are all having a great week so far. Today I am sharing a fun project with you that is vintage Hollywood themed. For anyone who enjoys throwing Hollywood style dress up parties or Oscar/Golden Globe parties (that consist of trying to guess who’ll win what award and eating a ton of munchies that you know those celebrities only dream of lol!) I thought it would be fun to create vintage looking invitations.

These invites were a lot of fun with all the wrinkling, distressing and inking involved.

 

 

I also inked the film as it’s very white and looked better against the card this way. I added the mustache’s because too me Charlie Chaplin’s mustache was famous all on it’s own ;O)

 

This one was inspired by the old theatre signs that had the large individual bulbs surrounding the movie titles.

 

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and that it’s inspired you to create something of your own.

Have a safe and creative day Everyone :O)

 

Products Used:

 * Eyelet Outlet: Star Brads, Mustache Brads, Film Washi Tape, Champagne Jewel Bling

* Graphic 45: “Curtain Call Collection” Design Paper

* Tim Holtz: Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo Distress Inks and Distress Tool

* Black and Brown Card Stock

 

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Eyelet Outlet Thursday! You’re Invited to…

Happy Eyelet Outlet Thursday Everyone!

Today I’m back with some invitations for those fun and fancy get togethers! These glam & grungy invites are sure to get people excited about what else you’ve got planned for those parties!

On the first invite I decided  to give this lovely lady some jewelry. Personally I’m a fan of big jewelry (my hubby calls it gaudy lol!), so I used 3 different sizes to outfit her with a pearl necklace and matching ring and earrings. Because I used the pearls on her, I wanted to use pearls on the butterfly to give it some balance and just because ;O) After adding all the pearls I really wanted some sparkle to glam it up a little more. So I used my brown skinny washi tape. It was the perfect touch of glitter I was looking for. I layered the card with 3 sheets of card stock and decided to keep the edges clean on this one and used my corner punches to add a little more character.

 

 

For the second one I chose a mini invite for those of you who may want to go a little smaller in size but big on the bling ;O) I distressed the edges to give it a glam/grunge look.

 

For the third and final invite I used some more of the Brown – Pearl Strips & Cream – Swirl Bling to create the pretty flower center on the White – Paper Flowers and then cut one of the swirls in half so I could position it in 2 different directions underneath the flower. I distressed the edges on this one as well for a pretty/grunge look.

Well I hope you’ve enjoyed todays project and that it’s encouraged you to make one of your own.

 

Products Used:

 Eyelet Outlet

*Cream – Swirl Bling Sticky Back

*Brown – Pearl Strips

*Champagne – Jewel Strips

*Brown – Skinny Glitter Washi Tape

*White – Paper flowers

Graphic 45 – “Time to Celebrate Collection” Design Paper

Stampin Up!

*”Pear Pizzazz” Card Stock & Ink Pad

*”Early Espresso” Card Stock & Ink Pad

*”Vanilla” Card Stock

*Fiskars “Lace” Corner Punch

*EK Success Round Corner Punch

Other Supplies – Tim Holtz Distress Tool & Forever In Time double Sided Tape

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and creative day Everyone :O)