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July 20, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello! Today I am sharing another "Christmas in July" themed card showcasing the Antler Merry Christmas Die from Gina Marie Designs.  I used several other dies including the Stitched Rectangles Dies Set, the Nested-Scalloped Stitched Rectangles and the Arched Stitched Tag Die Set.
A fun Trendy Page Dot complimented the papers.  A bit of Watermelon Taffy Trendy Twine was the perfect accent on my card.  The finishing touch was a few Watermelon Colors enamel dots.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

July 19, 2017

Thinking of You

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a shaker style card.  I followed a Jennifer McGuire Ink tutorial to create this card.  I used the tulle for the shaker window which makes the card less bulky.  I also love the sheer look of the tulle.
The base of my card was created using some Oxide Inks.  I used the Double Stitched In and Out Cut Heart Die Set from Gina Marie Designs for the heart cut out for my shaker.  Some iridescent sequins worked perfectly inside the tulle shaker.
I heat embossed the sentiment from the Scrappy Moms From the Inside Out (retired) stamp set.  The butterflies are from a Hampton Art stamp set and were also heat embossed, inked and fussy cut.  I added some Soft Pink Pearls for the trail.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

July 17, 2017

Trendy Twine - Happy Birthday

Hello!  I have a treat project to share over on the Trendy Twine blog featuring Bubblegum Taffy twine.  The twist of aqua, white and pink is so fun and festive.  It was the perfect accent for a couple of birthday treats I created.
My project started with a striped popcorn container which was layered with a fun shaped tag.  I simply added a sentiment from the APB Smile stamp set.  I used the same stamp set for the sentiment on the Pink Tag-Its.  The tag was embellished with a Pink Midnight Trendy Page Dot.
Next, I adhered the tag to the candy bag with some Pretty in Pink Ribbon and twine.  A small die cut flower was added to the front of the treat container. The finishing touch was several enamel dots.
All of these crafty goodies are available over at Annie's Paper Boutique!
This month I will be showcasing this gorgeous twine on my blog twice.  Anyone leaving a comment on either or both of those blog posts will be entered to win a Bubblegum Taffy Mini.  All I ask is you simply follow my blog, comment and leave a way for me to contact you.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

July 12, 2017

Have a Cup of Cheer

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a "Christmas in July" themed card.  Although it's been hovering around 100 degrees in my neck of the woods, I thought it would be fun to change it up a bit on my blog.   This card was created with the Reindeer Cocoa Die Set available from Gina Marie Designs.  The cocoa mug was layered on a hexagon cut from the Stitched Hexagon Die Set.  The base of my card was cut with the Stitched Rectangles Die Set.
The snowflake came from my stash and was accented with a single enamel dot from the Nautical Ocean Colors set.  The sentiment t is from the Scrappy Moms Merry & Bright (retired) stamp set.  The finishing accent was some Sky Trendy Twine.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!

July 10, 2017


Hello!  Today I have a card to share showcasing a gorgeous Triburst Background 6x6 Stencil from Gina Marie Designs. This is just one of the 4 new GMD stencils.
To create my card, I gathered my supplies: DCWV Kraft card stock trimmed to 4x5.25 inches, Ranger Texture Paste, Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Power, a plastic palette knife, Posy Trendy Twine and a sentiment tag from my stash.
I used the stencil to initially dry emboss my card base by running it through my Sizzix Big Kick with an embossing mat.  The dry embossing gives the card base some dimension.  Keeping the stencil in place with some washi tape, I applied the Texture Paste to the card stock using the palette knife, spreading it evenly to avoid any clumps.  Once I was pleased with the appearance of the Texture Paste, I gently removed the stencil and sprinkled the card base with the Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder and set it aside to dry.
Once the paste was completely dry, I heat embossed the powder with my embossing gun.  The finished card base has a gorgeous shiny texture with an enamel looking finish.  I love how elegant it looks.  To finish off my card, I adhered some Posy Trendy Twine to the card base and matted it on a white, top fold card for a complimentary look.
The sentiment tag was popped up on foam dots for added dimension. A few Nautical Ocean enamel dots were the perfect finishing touch on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have an awesome day!

July 6, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hello! Today I have a faux pinwheel card to share using the Dot Studs on Both Sides of Cutting Line Round Square from Gina Marie Designs.  I followed a tutorial on Pinterest to create the faux pinwheel using the round square dies.  A simple enamel dot provided the perfect embellishment for the center of the pinwheel.
The base my card was created with the same die which was nested to show the variety of ways the dies can be used. The sentiment is from the Plus One stamp set from The Ton.  A small bow in Twisted Teal Trendy Twine was the finishing touch on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderfully crafty day!

July 5, 2017

Go Wild

Hello friends!  I have a super fun card to share today created with the Claw Slash Die from Gina Marie Designs.  I love how this die can be used to create a fun background for a card.  I'm sharing the step by step tutorial with the process I used for my card.
I started with some basic white Neenah card stock which is 110lb weight so it works great with inks and a bit of water.  I cut the card stock to 4.25x5.5 inches.  I picked some fun Oxide Inks and a Distress Ink mini to randomly ink the white card stock.  Next I used my mini mister and splattered some water over the card stock, dabbing off the excess water and repeating the process until I was pleased with the look.
Once my card stock was dry, I used the die to randomly cut the paper.  I continued this process until it was no longer possible for any additional cuts with the die.
I decided to add the die cut sheet on black card stock instead of the white.  I used my fine line glue to adhere the die cut background to the black card base.  Next, I trimmed the card base to 4x5.5 inches so that I could add it to my white card base for a bit of contrast.  My Glue Tape provided the extra strength for all of the layers.
I die cut 2 different sized circles from the GMD Slash Stitched Circle Die Set, stamped them with a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Life's a Circus (retired) stamp set and adhered them with some Glue Dots to the base of my card.  The finishing accent was a few Succulent enamel dots.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!