Thursday, May 16, 2019

Magnolia Mother's Day

Hello!! Happy May!! It's the middle of May already and the new Stampin' Up! catalog will be live in just a few short weeks. While I should be playing with some of my favorites that are retiring, I just had to use the new Magnolia dies to make these little 3-d frames for Mother's Day. Mikaela from The Crafty Oink Pen had made these super cute frames on her blog a few weeks ago. I just loved them and wanted to try to make them too. She was nice enough to share the instructions to make the frames so I got right to work making my own. They were so easy to make!

After I made the frames, I knew I wanted to add magnolias to the middle. For the Navy frame, I just added one large magnolia in the middle. After I made the flower, I stamped the image from the Good Morning Magnolia set on to Granny Apple Green card stock and then cut it out with the coordinating dies. Since I only needed the leaves, I just cut those apart and added them to the back of the magnolia. I also added some cute cork embellishments that will be in the new catalog. Aren't they adorable?!?

The Crumb Cake frame is similar to the navy except that I added a smaller magnolia (and I didn't use the cork embellishments). For both frames I cut out "friend" from the Well Written framelits. Then I stamped one of the sentiments from the Well Said set on to Purple Posy card stock and cut out the words. One thing to note, Purple Posy may now be my new favorite color!! :) It's one of the new In Colors in the 2019 - 2020 catalog. It's a nice light purple that I think will go well with so many things!! I love it!

The center of these flowers use the Gold Faceted Gems. Also, the Pool Party card stock was embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder. (Can you see how lovely that purple is?)

The center of this flower also uses a new item from the upcoming catalog. They are called Perennial Essence Floral Centers. They are fun fuzzy centers that are perfect for flowers!

Just one more look at the frame. How cute are these going to be on your wall!

I love how these came out. I may have to make one for myself to hang on my wall. Who wouldn't love looking at these magnolias!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Just Add Ink #454 - Magnificent Magnolia

Hello!! I have some fun new goodies to share with you today!! It feels like it's been a while since I've made a card. Last month I was working on a bunch of craft fair items and then this month, I haven't been crafting all too much. But I just received some products from the upcoming Stampin' Up! catalog that will be available in June. Since I went to OnStage at the beginning of the month, I was able to purchase some products earlier. This set is called Good Morning Magnolia and it is fantastic!! I am so in love with this set. It comes in a bundle with the new Magnolia Memory Dies. I used the large die to cut the flower out. And I have a another fun project I made with some of the other dies that I'll be sharing soon.

Anyway since I had all of these new goodies, I wanted to get my mojo going again so I am playing along with the Just Add Ink challenge this week. This week is a color combo.

These are some fun bright colors to work with. The flower was colored with the Pineapple Punch blends and for the leaves I used Granny Apple Green with a touch of Pineapple Punch on the ends. I used shimmer paper so in real life this flower has a wonderful sparkle.

After I die cut the flower, I layered it on Coastal Cabana card stock that was embossed with the Subtle Embossing folder. (Another favorite, which is also in the new catalog....YAY!) The sentiment was then stamped and embossed in white onto Blueberry Bushel card stock. I probably would not have chosen this color to stamp the sentiment on but that's why I love color challenges, to make me use color combos I don't normally use. And I actually love the addition of this bright color.

Another new item you might spy is that pretty lace trim under the sentiment. Swoon, it's sooo pretty! You will definitely need this too! I then finished off the card with some gold sequins for that extra bling.

I hope to brighten someone's day whoever I end up sending this card too!

And this card has gotten my creative juices flowing but that will have to wait as I'm off to the Bahamas in a few days for some sun and relaxation!! Hopefully when I get back, I'll be super relaxed and ready to jump back into crafts!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Butterfly Gala Card Class

Hello! It's been a while since I've posted but I'm excited to announce my next card class.


You will make 4 springy cards using the Butterfly Gala stamp set and punch. This is a must have set for your collection! You will be able to use the stamps to color in the butterflies or I will have markers and watercolor pencils available for you to use as well.

DATE: May 23rd 7pm

LOCATION: My House, Frenchtown NJ

        Option 1: $20 (includes all the supplies to make 4 cards)
        Option 2: $40 (includes the cost of the bundle + shipping. The supplies for the cards are free!)

RSVP: May 13th (I will need at least a week to order the bundle if you choose that option).

Contact me to sign up!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Home Sampler Frame

Hello! Happy Friday!! I have another super fun craft fair item to share with you today. I love how this came out! And I have a ton of pictures for you as well!

I've seen these Home samplers and I've wanted to make my own for a while. I bought this frame at Michaels and at first I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. Even the woman ringing me up at Michaels asked what do you do with this?? Because it's a wood frame with 1 piece of glass so actually I'm not really sure what the purpose is but I thought it would work great for my Home sign.

I cut out letters using the Wood textures DSP. I glued the DSP onto a piece of cardboard that was die cut as well to make the letters thicker. Then I added dimensionals and hot glued them onto the glass.
I also cut out letters to glue to the back of the glass so you didn't see the dimensionals and glue on the other side.

Then I got to work on all of the inserts that I was going to do in place of the letter O.

As you can see in the picture above, I hot glued a magnet to the glass and added magnets to each oval. So that makes it easy peasy to change them out for each holiday/occasion.

I did 10 holidays/occasions total. I thought about doing a different one for each month but I figured you could keep some of them up for longer than 1 month so 10 different designs would work great.

Most of the dies I used are current with the exception of a few. I had fun coming up with the ideas for each of the holidays. Some were ideas that I had seen done by previous demos, others were things that I just put together with items I had.

If you look at the close up of some of the ovals, I put wink of stella on certain parts for some extra shimmer. Each one has some kind of shimmer, sequins, ribbon, etc to make it pop!

I love how each one came out that it's hard to pick a favorite one. But if I have to, I'd probably go with the butterfly or daisy one. Which one is your favorite?

And for now, I'm selling this at a upcoming craft fair even though it would look super cute in my house!! But that just means, I'll have to make another one for my house if this one doesn't sell!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Bright Birthday Cards

Hello! So I lied and I have a non-craft fair post today. :) While I'm still working on craft fair items, I did have to squeeze in some time to make a couple of birthday cards for a birthday party this past weekend. I'm sure I probably had some cards laying around that I could have used for the party but I love the excuse to make new cards, ha! And I LOVE how these came out. It's hard for me to not love a water color background card.

I knew I wanted to use the Brights DSP paper stack. The older girl loves blue so I went with the Pacific Point polka dot paper and then I used the Melon Mambo polka dot paper for the other card.

I used white Shimmery card stock for my water coloring. For the blue card, I used Pacific Point and Coastal Cabana ink. For the pink card, I used Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape ink. After I got the water color to my liking, I added some additional splatter with the Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo markers.

The numbers were die cut with the Large Number framelits. I'm so sad these are retired because they are perfect for birthday cards. I also used the retiring stamp set to stamp "th" on the little banners next to the number.

I had to find some way to add in my favorite ribbon of all time!! The polka dot tulle ribbon is peaking out from behind the little banner next to the number.

Then I decided to use the Well Wishes framelits to die cut Happy Birthday from silver foil paper and the Lovely Lipstick foil paper (SAB - sold out). And after I put the cards together I used the Glitter Enamel shapes for some extra sparkle!! I love how these colors are so bright and coordinate perfectly with the cards.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Welcome Home Decor

Hello! I'm back again with another home decor piece. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am participating in a craft fair at the end of the month at a local brewery. I wanted to have a few home decor items for sale along with my cards. I feel like people are more interested in home decor pieces than cards. But I guess we'll see how the event turns out. Maybe I'll be left with a bunch of home decor pieces that I will need to add around my house, haha!

For today's item, I spruced up a wood piece that I got from Michaels. I cut the letter from the Large Letters framelits. I actually cut 3 of each letter so that each letter had some thickness to it when I glued it on the board. I also stamped part of the letters with one of the butterflies from Butterfly Gala to give it a little pattern.

The daisies were punched using the Daisy punch. Behind the daisies are some leaves that were punched with Granny Apple Green and Lemon Lime Twist card stock. I also added a swirly green leaf that was die cut with Mossy Meadow card stock.

For the finishing touches I added some flower wood elements (retired) with a Gold Faceted gem in the middle. I also added a few Iridescent sequins. I will find any place to add those sequins, ha! I think those are probably one of my most used crafting items!

Everything on the wood was adhered with a glue gun with the exception of the sequins because those were a little more tedious to glue with the glue gun. Also, to give the letters dimension, I still used Mini Dimensionals on the back and just added a dot of hot glue to each dimensional.

I had so much fun making this! It's so fun to come up with other ways to use paper besides making cards. I have one more home decor item that I'm working on and hope to share this week. And after that I have plans for one final home decor piece if I have time. So for the rest of this month anything I share will probably be craft fair related. :)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Amazing Life Birthday Card

It's March and it's coooold!!! We are starting off this month with a bunch of snow! Not how I wanted to start off the month but it's ok. Hopefully this is the last of it.

Today's card is a fun card I made using the cake image from the Amazing Life set. This card started out totally different in my head but I like how it turned out. I originally wanted to color the cakes in a rainbow pattern but after I stamped them I wasn't sure I was going to like how it looked. So I decided to do a watercolor background instead using Blueberry Bushel and Call Me Clover ink. I love how it came out!

These are great colors for anyone! And I didn't make it to frilly so it would be perfect for a guy. I love the sentiment from this set. I stamped it in versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder on black cardstock. I really think it pops against the watercolor background. Underneath the sentiment, I added a couple of strips of DSP, Sparkle Glimmer Paper and Gray Granite ribbon. The final touch was a couple of Glitter enamel dots. Love these too!!!

I hope this card brought some sparkle and fun to your day! This is another card that would be super fun in some other colors. What color combo should I try next??

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