cards · CAS · Christmas · Spellbinders dies · Winter

Spellbinders Limited Edition, Merry Everything Christmas Kit Cards…

Hi cardmakers and friends! My post today is something a little unusual for me!  Stick with me and keep scrolling!  Five cards today and one is a die cut card from this fun, new kit from Spellbinders!

The Merry Everything Christmas Kit is an ENORMOUS holiday kit that contains OVER 630 PIECES. This gorgeous traditional holiday themed kit can create 25+ Cards, 24+ Tags and so much more. Put your creative juices to work to come up with so many more holiday projects. Plus, check out the project tutorial included in the kit along with all the fun ideas on the kit link, on the SB blog and IG. This card kit is NOT a part of our Clubs, anyone can purchase it, there’s no need to join the Club. YAY!

To add a little detail to my mistletoe card, I scored with my scor-pal a long the lines of the bow and shaped it a little with my fingers. I inked around the focal image with Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Inks and the mini ink blending tools. I added a little glitter pen to the berries but then scraped it mostly off because it covered up the red.

There is a cute car and tree die set in this kit!  I always love cars and trees at Christmas, don’t you?! hehe

I die cut both tree pieces, folded the branch piece in half and colored the trunk with a brown marker.  I cut the backer tree piece in half and glued them together and then to the car… so cute!  Several other pieces and ways to use the tree in the set also!

Tis the Season is a super cute stamp from the sentiment stamp set that comes in the kit.  Super cute and stamped very nicely with Ranger Archival Black ink.

AND… the background paper is from the 6×6 paper pad that comes in the kit!

This card panel …. so beautifully CAS (clean and simple), I just left it that way! I did corner round the cardbase corners… that is all!  I know, a cheater card for sure! hoho

Some more of the ephemera and paper from the kit. All I added was gold stickles to the poinsettia center and white gel pen on some of the pieces.  Oh, I did edge the papers and the Santa Bingo piece with ink.

On this one, the noel is a sticker from the kit, the hohoho is from a chipboard sticker set in the kit, the tag is one of several tag designs from the kit…so much festive goodness to create with in the kit!  So many things I didn’t use yet! :O

There’s even double sided tape and mounting foam squares and dots and the cardstock is really nice… a perfect red in there!

So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoyed my wandering from my usual type posts.  It was fun for me! I’ll be back because I have lots more to share!

Links to the products I used…

Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing…
[ SPL ]
Merry Everything Christmas Kit -…
[ SPL ]

 

cards · Christmas · Masculine · Spellbinders dies · Winter

Spellbinders Blog Hop, Grand Holiday Cabinet Card…

Hi cardmakers and friends!  Welcome to my blog post for the Spellbinders blog hop showcasing Becca Feeken 3D Holiday Vignettes & Glistening Holiday Collections!

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If you’ve arrived from Varada Sharma, you’re on the right track! Keep reading to find out about the giveaway and my card!

A chance to win!
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 1st, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

I’m using the Grand Holiday Cabinet Card die set along with one die from the Layered Thinking of You Woodland Scene die set.

This was fun to make and so beautiful when finished.  I used a cardstock that has a little bit of silver glitter in it.  I watched a couple videos so I’d know how to use the sets to get the layers…I’m amazed at how many ways you can change this up!

I love the dimension…I used a silver and gold metallic pen to accent two of the frames.

The illusion of a Winter Wonderland!

The best part is, it collapses to fit in an envelope! Perfect for that special someone in your life that keeps your cards! lol

Next on the hop is Melody Rupple.

If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, click to the Spellbinders Blog for the list.

Thank you so much for stopping today…I hope you’re feeling festive and inspired!

Links below to what I used…

Shapeabilities Grand Holiday Cabinet…
[ SPL | SBC ]
Shapeabilities Layered Thinking of…
[ SPL | SBC ]
Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing…
[ SPL | SBC | SSS ]
PL-106 Tool and Accessories Platinum…
[ SPL ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Fall · Spellbinders dies · Summer

Spellbinders August Small Die of the Month Club Card….

Hi everyone!  I’m back today with the NEW Spellbinders Small Die club of the month kit…all the dies for this come in the kit for one low price!  Super cute too!

I got to thinking…that slit!  What a cute money holder!  So I added 5 bucks to my photos. hehe

Sometimes the stash of old stuff really comes in handy…so glad I still have a couple packages of these old Basic Grey magnets. I’ll try to find some others to link up below.


I used TE cardstock and Lawn Fawn pattern paper for the accent papers on the backpack. Lawn Fawn ink to edge the backpack pieces and crayons.

The zipper and glasses are silver foil/mirror cardstock.

I even had a piece of old history outline paper!  I taped it to a piece of white cardstock because it’s so thin.

I took some more photos with a black background…just to make it hard for me to decide what to post!  urrrrgghhh haha  So just posting both flat and standing up pics today!

It’s an A2 size card and will mail for one forever stamp too! yay!

There’s another sentiment in the set too… You Rule…so cute…subscription price is just $12.50 a month!  Details HERE and how it works info. Be sure to check out all the clubs while you’re there.

One last photo…so many fun details and very easy to make.  I think this can be customized for any age too!

 

Happy Monday and thank you for stopping by!

products I used to make this card…

Small Die of the Month Membership -…
[ SPL ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Granny Smith
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cherry Pop
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Lemon Meringue
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Mint Julep
[ TE ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Silver 12×12
[ STR | TE ]
BasicGrey SMALL MAGNETIC DISCS Self…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Premium Dye Ink Pad -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
[ SSS | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

 

Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Spellbinders dies · Spring · Summer

Spellbinders Happy by Sharyn Sowell Birthday Card…

Hi everyone! Do you love the look of silhouettes like I do?  Look at this new release from Spellbinders called Happy by Sharyn Sowell!

I used the animals from the collection.  So cute!

Some pattern paper from the ‘ole stash and black cardstock…oh and glue!  I used the glue sponge to glue two of each cut together.  I need to make a video showing how I use the glue sponge.

I did mount a few with mounting tape and some things are glued flat.

I know these don’t look like Pooh and his friends but they sure remind me of them! lol  The most recent book I read with two of our grandsons, Pooh had lost one of his honey pots.  Oh tragedy! lol

Can’t help but make a gram smile you know! 😀

I’m anxious to see what all the other cardmakers made with these sets too.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Products I used to make this card… (click the abbreviations to shop)

Shapeabilities Let’s All Party!…
[ SPL | SBC | SSS ]
Shapeabilities Birthday Animals…
[ SPL | SBC | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5237 Best Life…
[ STR | SSS ]
MISTI CUT-ALIGN Tool 00713
[ SSS | SBC ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Licorice Twist
[ STR | SPL ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Candy Necklace
[ STR | SSS | SPL ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Archival…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
[ SSS | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Cleaner – 2…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC ]
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
GLUE SPONGE Acid-Free Liquid Gluing…
[ SSS ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle SMALL Stamp & Die Storage…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Spellbinders dies · Summer

Spellbinders July Small Die of the Month Card…

Look at these cute kitties!  I had fun die piecing this set together for this card. It comes with the grass, the sentiment, everything!

I added their little whiskers from a teeny strip of black cardstock. Inked the die cuts with Distress Ink pads and the mini ink blending tool.

I made the ‘polaroid’ frame with a Spellbinders square die cut, then trimmed around it to make the frame.

This will be a birthday card for one of our granddaughters.  They kinda look like they ate too much! hehe

Spellbinders has several monthly clubs, you’ll find the link to join, HERE… so fun!  Great value!

This kit coordinates well with some previous kits and it’s so nice you can still buy them after their month!  I’ll link them up below.

Thank you for stopping by! Happy cardmaking to you!

Here’s links to the products I used…

Small Die of the Month Membership -…
[ SPL ]
First Crush – Small Die of the Month…
[ SPL ]
Truckin’ Through the Seasons – Large…
[ SPL ]
TE Foil Cardstock – Silver
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Peapod
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cookie Monster
[ TE ]
Taylored Expressions Confetti Cake…
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cupcake
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Toffee
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Dijon
[ TE ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers QUICKSTIK…
[ SSS | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle SMALL Stamp & Die Storage…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

 

All Occasion · cards · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Spellbinders dies · sympathy · Taylored Expressions

Spellbinders June Small Die of the Month Club Cards…

Hi everyone! I’ve been working on these two cards this week using the NEW Spellbinders June Small Die of the Month Club set. (link at the bottom of this post)

Two kinds of stained glass/quilt looking cards!


In the June kit there are three sets of dies that stack/coordinate.  A hexagon set, a circle set and a fan looking set. All for a great deal!

I used one layer of the hexagon set for this first card. I die cut a lot of the black one (popped out the waste), then I die cut two of each color cardstock from Taylored Expressions, linked below, all from the same die. The color ones held together well so that made it easy to tape the back (to hole the pieces in) and then glue the black cut on top.

This ended up a ‘Hallmark’ size card.  If I was doing it again, I would cut the panel in half and make two cards! 😀

The ‘For You’ sentiment die cut is from the Spellbinders Truckin’ Through the Seasons die set.

 

My next card is using the circles from the club set.

I lined up the 3 circle dies in a row on top of an A2 card size panel.  Taped them in place with removable tape and die cut…repeated it for the next row.  It worked slick.  I didn’t even measure this time. eek! lol   I had six holes in the panel then.

I used mounting tape on the back of the panel and adhered it to a TE Granny Smith A2 size panel so that color would show through when I pieced in the circles.

I die cut the 3 circle dies from white and Taylored Expressions color cardstock. Adhered them together and glued them into the holes in the panel.

I stamped the sentiment with Archival black ink and the MISTI tool.  I cut out the word sympathy with the MISTI Cut Align ruler.

I hope I didn’t make it sound complicated because it’s just a matter of cutting enough pieces, after you decide what colors you want to use, gluing and putting them in place. 😀

I wish you could see them in person… so much better! hehe

Thank you for stopping by and holler if you have any questions!

Here’s the supply list for these two cards…

Small Die of the Month Membership -…
[ SPL ]
Truckin’ Through the Seasons – Large…
[ SPL ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Oreo
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Peapod
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Granny Smith
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Lollipop
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Jelly Donut
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cookie Monster
[ TE ]
Taylored Expressions Blue Raspberry…
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Cherry Pop
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Candy Corn
[ TE ]
TE Premium Cardstock – Lemon Meringue
[ TE ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Archival…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Memory Box – CL5242 Big and Little…
[ STR | SSS ]
My Sweet Petunia – Cut-Align
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SZZ | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
QuickStik Craft Tool; quikstick;…
[ STR | SSS | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Travel…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Avery Elle SMALL Stamp & Die Storage…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

All Occasion · Birthday · cards · Die Piecing · Family · Masculine · Spellbinders dies

Spellbinders Truckin’ Through the Seasons Birthday Card…

Hi cardmakers and friends!  I’m finally getting our oldest grandson’s birthday card posted!  There is a reason for the colors and the personalized license plate!  He just turned 19, so there’s 19 balloons,  the orange and green balloons represent the two robotics teams he’s been on and the black truck because he has a black car! lol

I had so much fun playing with this Spellbinders Truckin’ Through the Seasons Die set.  So glad I bought it!  I can’t wait to use it for Christmas especially but this was really fun! I die cut 19 balloons and inked the edges with coordinating ink and the ink blending tool.

The light reflection pieces on the balloons are die cut vellum. The die cut for that comes with the Balloon die set linked below.

I did make the license plate myself.  I printed the name out on the computer and it is his actual license plate.

Quite a bit of dimension but it still fits in an A2 envelope.  I would use an A6 envelope if I was putting it in the mail.

The Birthday Pennant die is discontinued but the Birthday Letters are still available…link below.

The sky is definitely the limit with this set! So many great things ahead for Ethan.  Exciting but so hard to believe 19 years have gone by since he was born! So proud of him!

Thanks for stopping by!

The products I used to make this card…thank you!

MISTI CUT-ALIGN Tool 00713
[ SSS ]
Truckin’ Through the Seasons – Large…
[ SPL ]
Memory Box – 99896 Gentle Stitched…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Party…
[ SBC ]
Memory Box Die – Puffy Clouds
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 99678 Birthday Letters…
[ STR ]
Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Silver 12×12
[ STR ]
Tonic Studios – 8.5 x 11 Cardstock -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Juicy Pear
[ STR ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe – Citrus Slice
[ STR ]
Bluebird Memory Box Notecards – 25/pack
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS | SSS ]
QuickStik Craft Tool; quikstick;…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
[ SBC | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
GLUE SPONGE Acid-Free Liquid Gluing…
[ SSS ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
[ SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Distress Ink coloring · MFT · Paper Smooches · Poppystamps · punches · Spellbinders dies · Summer · Taylored Expressions

Colorful Rainbow cards to share today…

Hi everyone!  Two clean and simple cards I made for stamp club last Friday.  Annette had the program and she had rainbow for the theme.  These are the two cards I made…one to swap and one for Annette’s birthday card.

I used the poppystamps paintbrush die, colored with Copic Sketch Markers, a Taylored Expressions brush rubber stamp, You color my world is from a new poppystamps stamp set, inked with Versafine Black Onyx ink and stamped with the MISTI.  I stamped the brush stamp with Regular Distress Inks.  I centered the stamp on the lid of the MISTI and moved the card to stamp the different colors.  I did stamp each color two and three times to get the bold color.

Both cards are A2 top folding card bases, almost one layer!

The bike is a new Spellbinders die cut in heavy white card-stock…run it through with the tan mat a second time so it embosses nicely.

The street and the stitched rectangle are from a MFT blueprints die set, the butterflies are an old Marvy punch…sorry I didn’t have time to look for a die but I’ll see if I can find something similar to link to and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Thanks for stopping by on this fine Tuesday!  I’ll be back soon with more of you know what! lol  Have a creative, colorful week!

Supplies, Stamps and Tools I used to make these cards… (click – STR links to Starlitstudio, SSS links to Simon Says Stamp, SBC links to scrapbook.com and BLIC links to Dick Blick)  Thank you!

Spellbinders – D-Lites Die – Bicycle
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My Favorite Things BLUEPRINTS 25…
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Poppystamps die – Devyn Butterfly Trio
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Memory Box WIDE PAINT STROKE POPPY…
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Studio Katia BRUSH STROKES Clear…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps STUDIO…
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SugarPea Designs WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Reverse Confetti COLOR ME HAPPY Clear…
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Avery Elle Clear Stamps BRUSHED Set…
[ SSS ]
Your Next Stamp PAINT SWOOSHES AND…
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Poppystamps – CL459 Autumn Fairies…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Versafine – Onyx Black – full-sized…
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaFine – Onyx Black – mini ink pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Versafine Onyx Black – Reinker
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Mini Stamp Pad 1×1
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Ink Refill .5oz
[ STR | SSS ]
Super Fine Detail White Embossing…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD Score…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Martha Stewart Mini Score Board; Scoring
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | BLIC | SSS ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC ]
Fiskars – 9 inch Bypass Paper Trimmer
[ SBC ]
Fiskars Deluxe Paper Trimmer with…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
card-stock
[ STR ]
Ranger Mini Distress Ink Storage Tin
[ STR ]
Ranger Distress Mini Cube Inks
[ STR ]
Copic
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
[ SBC ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA…
[ SSS ]

Birthday · cards · CAS · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Simon Says Stamp · Spellbinders dies

CAS(E) this Sketch #167….

Pam Sparks CAS(e) Sketch cards

Crazy thing…I thought, oh, this looks like a fun sketch…take the challenge Pam!

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Hey, CAS is hard!!! lol Three cards later and I give up! lol

First card…I thought, use the Memory Box Grand Happy Birthday! Brilliant! until I decided to keep it all Memory Box dies/stamps. Didn’t really have a MB stamp that would work… I tried a few different alphabets…oh eek…should’ve started over but nah, try something else! haha  I’ll show it to you anyway.  I love enamel dots! lol

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Then I remembered these old Spellbinders labels and decorative dies….sure…give it a try or several tries! lol

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Be kind now…quit laughing!  I knew it, I shouldn’t have posted this one! lol

I really like the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies though, don’t you?! lol

I’m gonna be courageous and link up this next one to the challenge…

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and tell you all thanks for hanging in here with me!  The thanks is a cool poppystamps die! The label is an old Spellbinders and there’s that SSS Stitched Rectangle set again.

I experimented and took a picture with my phone.  Amazing… I did edit some but still…the quality is crazy good!

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Oh, I did stamp a scratchy looking stamp on the labels. And I used up SIX brads!  YAY! lol

Here’s the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge blog…. go ahead, give it a try! Fabulous cards from the team over there!

Thanks for stopping by today…I have a few cards for TE and cards for Printworks to post soon!  So there’s hope! lol

p.s.   Starlitstudio has the NEW Memory Box/poppystamps releases in stock! Have fun shopping!

Shopping Links to the supplies I used on these cards…

cards · Distress Ink coloring · Magnolia · rubber stamps · Spellbinders dies · Spring · Tilda's Town

Magnolia, Tilda’s Town, Spring!

 

 

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Time for Tilda’s Town Challenges!  Spring is the challenge this week… a fun change in colors and well…almost anything goes for Spring!

Click over to Tilda’s Town ChallengesHERE and enjoy the inspiration from the Design Team and enter the weekly challenge!  We’d love to have you!

Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz, for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s Town.com!

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Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s Town.com and live the magic.

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I used this super cute Skateboard Tilda… she’s been playing hard… she must’ve skinned her knee and forgot to pull her jeans back down! lol  Behind her is the Vintage Swedish Background stamp.

I colored with Distress Markers…her hair got a little dark, oops, I used Vintage Photo first but didn’t like it so I went back and used Gathered Twigs over it.  Next time I’m just going to use Gathered Twigs and see what that looks like.

Her face is a light wash of Vintage Photo and then Tattered Rose,  like I did in a video…under the header photo you’ll find the video tab…pull down.

Shirt  and tennis shoes are Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick.  Faded Jeans on the jeans.  Tree trunks are Gathered Twigs.  Grass is Mowed Lawn.  Sidewalk is Pumice Stone.  Skateboard is Shaded Lilac. Sky is Tumbled Glass.

Stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink on Canson Motval 90# watercolor paper.

I cut the scene with some new (to me) Square Spellbinder dies and then floral corners are from Magnolia.  Flower Swirl Corner DooHickeys die.

The finished card is 5 ½ in. square.

*** Linking up to…
Lovely hÄnglar and Sweet Magnolia – Flower Power
Time For Magnolia Challenge – Spring is in the Air
Dutch Magnolia Lovers – Spring is in the Air
CASology – Blush

It was fun to color again.  : )  Happy weekend everyone!  Some grocery shopping to do, nothing real exciting.

Well,  not sure I’ve told you, but, our youngest daughter is expecting and it won’t be long until grandchild number 16 is here!!!  woohoo!  We’re excited.  She’s knitting up a storm… she makes the sweetest things.  I’ll have to post something on my FB page.  I have shared a couple photos of what our middle daughter is up to.  She purchased a loom and is weaving… oh my… so amazing!   Our oldest daughter sews and creates adorable things too!  Like my FB page and I’ll share once in awhile what they’re up to.  Link is over on the right.

Thanks for stopping by!  I love sharing and chatting with you! ttul!

 Supplies I used on my card…

cards · copics · Darcies · Fall · Perfect Layers Tools · Spellbinders dies

Guest Designer @ ABC Challenges today…

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A cute, Copic colored card to show you today… This image and sentiment are from a clear stamp set by Darcie’s called Pile on the Leaves.  Super cute images for this time of year. Brings back so many childhood memories of playing outside in the leaves. I won the guest designer spot over on the ABC Challenges blog and the theme right now is Fall!  Thank you for having me!

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Copic colors I used…
skin – YR0000, E000, E00, E01, R20
Hair – E20’s
Shirt and hat – E43, 44, 47
Greens – YG93, 95, 97, 99
Oranges – YR21, 23, 24, 27, E08, E19

Added some hemp, a button and Simple Stories pattern papers.  Everything is edged with Distress inks and the ink blending tool.

I used the Perfect Layers tools to mat the sentiment in two colors… link in the side bar and video at the tutorial tab under the blog header.

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Thanks for stopping by today… still to come…Tilda’s Town card.

cards · copics · Doohickey's Dies · Magnolia · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Spellbinders dies · Tilda's Town · Winter

Magnolia, Tilda’s Town Challenge…

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Happy New Year!   Our challenge to you this week at Tilda’s Town challenges is to create something for the New Year!

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Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at http://www.tildastown.com and live the magic.

I used a couple older Magnolia stamps from the So Jolly collection @ Tilda’s Town. com, HERE and the snowflake DooHickeys die HERE.

I stamped on PTI card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Die cut the Fir in Snow image with Spellbinders rectangle die, left it in the die and embossed it.  Colored in the snowflakes with white gel pen.  Let them dry and then used Distress ink pads in Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans, applied with the Ink Blending tool while the image was still in the die.  The Calendar stamp is colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  Stardust stickles on the snowflake and circles.

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The pattern paper is from SEI… two years ago, maybe three… who knows! lol  I purchased three sheets of it and I still have one left!  It’s so pretty.   Do you remember my House Mouse card?  I used it then too… it’s HERE… I loved this card.  Are you ever that way?  Every once in awhile I have a card I just love more than others… hehe   So, make that three years… the date of this post was 2009!  My how time flies!

I used my Perfect Paper Layering Tools… link over there on the right!  Yes, YOU need them… they are awesome!  : )   Use that Christmas cash! HOHOHO

Linking to some challenges…
Lovely hÄnglar or Sweet Magnolia – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps – Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday  – Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under – Anything Goes

Marvelous Magnolia – Two or more Magnolia stamps
It’s a Magnolia Challenge – New Year

Happy New Year to you dear stamping friends!  It’s been a great year and 2013 is looking even better!  Why? Because today our internet service was fixed!!!  I have been limping a long with less than stellar service for a couple years.  The last several months it’s progressively gotten worse until this last week it’s been less than 1 mbps when it’s supposed to be up to 15 mbps!!!   I am in shock today to be speeding along!  I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry!  All that to say,  I hope I get around better this year!  I should!!!!

It’s a joy following and sharing this wonderful stamping and paper-art hobby with you!  Thanks again for a wonderful 2012 and looking forward to 2013!

Be sure to scroll down for the great sale at the Scrapping Center!  Trust me,  it’s amazing!  hehe

talk to you again soon!

cards · Christmas · Flexmarkers · Marianne Design · Marianne Design Creatables · Promarkers · punches · Scrapping Center · Spellbinders dies

Scrapping Center SALE and Caroling Daisy…

20% off PLUS an additional 10% off when  you use the code VETERANS!

The best part of waking up is not Folgers in your cup anymore!!!  It’s waking up to a SALE! lol   

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Meet Caroling Daisy… a new clear stamp from the Don and Daisy line by Marianne Design.  She is stamped on Hammermill 80# Color copy paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.  The pattern paper is from the NEW Fancy Pants Christmas 6×6 pad.

I used the new Book die from Marianne Design and stamped a stamp from Embossing Arts on the book page.  I had to use a negative mask (I made it by stamping and cutting out what I wanted to stamp)  to stamp the image.

Martha Stewart holly branch punch and holly border punch. ok – the holly branch punch is hard to find, some places say discontinued… I found it at Blue Moon, link below… if you want it… grab it while you can!  The JOY sentiment is from Printworks Collection.

I wish I’d thought to stickle up the candle beams… there is always something I think of after the fact… this is already version 2! lol

Believe it or not,  I used the Sweet Stop Sketches sketch for my card!!! lol   I’m going to go ahead and link it up even though I had to take a detour or two! hehe

Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate it! I love hearing from you and appreciate all your awesome comments and friendship!!!

Stamps and Supplies I used…

Card Sketch · cards · Christmas · copics · MFT · Penny Black · Perfect Layers Tools · Quickutz · rubber stamps · Spellbinders dies

Guest for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge…

It’s sooooo fun to play in challenges here and there… awhile back I won a guest designer position on the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenges blog with my Hay Rides Kiddos card!!!  YEA!  You can see it HERE.   Love Karen’s sketches!

Thanks Karen for the sweet sketches and the invitation to join the challenge this time!

Here’s the sketch I used today…

Here’s a list of the Sweet Sunday Sketch designers… click to see their fabulous takes on the sketch!

 

I had to mirror image the sketch so the Penny Black Mimi image would fit between the houses in the October Afternoon pattern paper from a few years ago.   I will always love this house paper!   I’ll be so sad when the last piece is used up… it’s timeless!  The dot and the poinsettia are from the same collection.

The sentiment stamp I used is from a clear set by PaperTrey Ink, called Stylish Sentiments: Holiday.  It was new last year I think.  I stamped it with Colorbox Dark Brown Chalk ink.

Mimi is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers. I used W3 under the reds, R24, E07 and R59.  Her coat started out with BG10…had to add other BG colors and then use some W1 gray to get it to match the paper.  I edged the papers with Antique Linen Distress ink and the Ink Blending tool.  I used my Perfect Layers Tools for Perfect mats… love, love the 1/16th inch ruler!  For this card I used 1/16th and 3/16ths.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Click over to the Sweet Sketches Challenge and play along!  ttul!

Stamps and supplies I used to make this card… (I couldn’t find the same flower punch I used to link up to, so I linked to another that I also thought about using)

cards · Distress Ink coloring · Magnolia · rubber stamps · Spellbinders dies · Tilda's Town · Watercolor

Magnolia…Tilda’s Town Challenges… Anything Goes!

Friday is always a new challenge @ Tilda’s Town Challenges blog, HERE!  This week it’s Anything Goes… a fun and popular theme!   We’re enjoying a new baby boy in the family!  Next month we’ll be enjoying another newborn!  So when I opened my drawer and pulled out a Stufftainer and saw these stamps that I hadn’t used yet… bingo!

I used Magnolia Tilda’s Family and Welcome to a Lovely Home stamps.  You’ll find them @ Tilda’s Town.com, HERE and HERE.   I colored them with Distress Ink Reinkers on Canson Manga Pad (last in the list in the link below).

It was fun trying Distress Ink Reinker coloring again…
I used Tattered Rose and vintage Photo for skin…
her hair is Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain…
his hair is Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain…
her dress and shoes are a mix of Dried Marigold, Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar…
the baby’s clothes are Broken China…
his shirt is Faded Jeans…
vest is Peeled Paint…
jeans are Frayed Burlap…
shoes are Walnut Stain.

The pattern papers are from Graphic 45’s Little Darling 8×8 paper pad. I edged all the papers with Antique Linen Distress ink and the ink blending tool.  I used Spellbinders Labels One sets… the largest is from the Grand set.  Seam binding ribbon is from Hug Snug and the button is from SEI.

Challenges I’m linking to…
Just Magnolia – Show a heart
Lovely hÄnglar or Sweet Magnolia – Your Favorite image
It’s a Magnolia Challenge – Shape card

Thanks for stopping by!  The DT ladies and I would love to have you enter the challenge this week!  The prize is a $15 gift certificate to Tilda’s Town.com, chosen randomly by Inlinkz!

Stamps and Such…