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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Trio of love (Box Cards)

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I have more box cards for you.   A set of three I made for Valentines. I just love box cards.  I use Lori Whitlock All Occasions Box Cards (cut with my Cricut Explore) as a base for the card box, but always "add to" with embellishments and often completely  re-design the "guts" of the card. However, Lori Whitlock has some simple cute cards all on thier own.   With the cards I have for you today I kept some of the envelopes but added vintage clip art, lots more hearts and a Valentine sentiments for a complete new look.

On to my darling trio...Aren't they so sweet?!

Here you can see the dainty pink rose ribbon and  white tulle I used to accenting the sweet little girl

I did some hand painting on this one with red and green acrylic on the hearts and leaves; as well as glitter gel roller to accent the bow, hearts and eyes.  Also added Spectrum Noir crystal clear glitter brush to the larger heart -t hard to see in this photo

A tiny note slips out of the envelope

I added bright specks to her eyes with my glitter gel roller

Love the dimension of box cards!   REMEMBER: Box cards fold flat for mailing


Cricut Explore /with Cricut Craft Room
Cart - All Ocation Box cards by Lori Whitlock
Cricut access  - "love" and hearts
Vintage clip-art images (pinterest and google)
Adhesives - Tombow tape runner, pop dots, liquid glass
Jelly roller - Silver
Gel pens - red and green - Pentel sunbright metallics
Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear glitter sparkle brush pen (love these)
Ribbon -white tulle with pink roses (stash)
Papers - Carta Bella kit - Amour by Casina Gardens - Absolutely love Carta Bella paper!!!
Ink - brown by Studio G to "age" for a more vintage feel
Cardstock  - Kaiser Card  Sea Foam, ballet, Red
Cardstock - Stash - Cream, cotton candy pink, and blush pink
Printer - Epson stylus photo 1400  - for vintage images

I am Sharing on:

Art Impressions (Ai) - Spring fling - closes 2 Feb 2017
Little Miss Muffin Challenge - Anything goes - closes 7 Feb 2017
Simon Says Anything goes - close  31 Jan 2017 2017
Crop Stop - Anything goes - closes 5 Feb 2017
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes - closes 4 Feb 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday Share - With Anna Griffin - Valentine Cards

Anna  Griffin shared some Valentine inspiration on her blog Tuesday (see link).  On Sundays she has her "Griffinites" (a.k.a fans)  share on her Facebook page what they have been using her products on.   This post is for "Sunday Share".   I use a LOT of her products for the cards I sell at local craft fairs and for many of the personal cards I send. I tend to add other vendor products to make it my own but other times it is all Anna.  These first four are mostly all Anna. The arrows are spellbinders, ribbon and bow aren't hers and I added some extra hearts - but everything else are her products. 

used my new "Festooned" die to cut the background  layer for this one

I think Anna makes elegance so easy - I love the look of this card.

Here are a few with Anna products but with more "other" products.

The vintage print and gold striped paper aren't Griffin products but everything else is
Simple and elegant - Gold strip paper is from an unmarked stack from Tuesday Morning and the center phrase is cut from Carta Bella Amour paper kit 
Cute!  The phrase, card base and pinwheel are Anna Griffin, but rest is not.
Inside: I only have eyes for you. Have a spectacular Valentines day.  

As you can see, I like to add vintage images to a lot of my cards.  The images blend very well with Anna Griffin's style.

Do you use Anna Griffin Products?  Do you post on her "Sunday Share"? Do you use Vintage images on your projects?  I'd love to see what you are making!

Places  will share these:

Anna Griffin Facebook - Sunday Share - 29 Jan 2017  (second one)
ModSquad Challenge - show your love  - closes 31 Jan 2017 (Last one)
Crafting by Designs - pink, pretty and girlie - closes 31 Jan 2017 (the first one with the heart)
Creative Moments - Anything goes -Keep it feminine  (challenge 110)-  closes 6 Feb 2017  (3rd one - rose heart)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Dory Birthday Banner (Happy 70th Mom)

 My mom just turned 70 this week and she just loves Ellen and Dory. 
 So... I had to make her a Dory banner

Everything I needed was in Cricut Design Space

  • Cricut Explore Air (with Access in Cricut Design Space)
  • Carts - Simply Sweet, Animal Antics, Hello Kitty, Sabrina, Beyond Birthday, Chalk Board Fonts, Create a Critter, Nemo and Friends, Life is a beach (many available with Access but licensed carts require a purchase )
  • Backers twine  - in bright coordinating colors
  • Cardstock - Tiffany blue, Blue, Lt green, Bright yellow, Orange, Pink, light teal, black, white
  • Print- for print than cut (Dory and Nemo)
  • Notebook circle protectors,
  • Adhesive - Tombow, Liquid glass (CTMH), Pop Dots
  • Pompom cord - sage green
  • Pinterest - inspiration from  karlaspartycreations (Esty)
Places I am sharing

613 Avenue Create - anything goes - closes 2 Feb 2107
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes - Closes 2 Feb 2017
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything goes - closes 31 Jan 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Time for Love

Today I have two more Valentine Cards that I am sharing as a Guest Designer over on the CropStop blog.

I needed to use a few items that are sold in the CropStop Store so I went with a Darcie embossing folder, as they have several of those.  Once I  had the tool in mind (and the theme - Valentines) all I needed was an idea, in which Pinterest helped.  I got the sentiment from a card that read "I miss you all the TIME" and away I flew.

I started with the embossing folder and once embossed I used my craft knife to roughly push the clock out and inked them in red around the edges.

After I was done both my oldest and my DH thought I should have included the "I" in I love you, but there would not have been enough room

Here is a second card I made with the "leftovers".  I think I like it better than the original.  The inside for this one  says "All the time"

Which one do you like better?

The sentiment on the front of this one is an Anna Griffin 3-D sticker

  • Cardstock- Red,White, Pink, Craft
  • Velum paper - With a heart pattern By It Takes Two (V12-01)
  • Dies -Contemporary Hearts by Crafters Companion
  • Dies - Time piece face By Cricut from a set called Lost and Found
  • Embossing Folder - Clocks  By Darice
  • Ink - Red by Studio G
  • Die-cut chipboard letter - By Basic Gray
  • Medal - Clock Hands by Bead Landing
  • Brads - By CTMH
  • Cuttlebug
  • Printer - Sentiment
  • Stapler and pink Staples
  • Quilling tool - to roll corners
  • Adhesive - Pop Dots, Tombow, and Liquid Glass (by CTMH)
  • Craft knife - to cut out image from Embossing folder
  • Clock Faces - stash
Second card additions
  • Anna Griffin Card base
  • Anna Griffin 3-D Sentiment sticker
  • Dies-  Spellbinders - Ornate Arrows
  • Dies - Stitched Hearts -  ? made in China ?   

Challenges I am entering this in:

I hope you ya'll enjoyed.  God Bless and Happy Scrappin'.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

You're Tweet Card

Hello fellow crafters and a very Happy New Year to you.  I hope your holidays where splendid.  My were good but I am fighting a cold at the moment.

Anyway on to some craftiness....

I am so excited to be a guest designer over at the CropStop this month for the 18th and the 25th of January.   They also have an on-line store where they sell several items from popular brand-names.

 I'm thrilled, as this is my first time being gust designer.  A few months ago I won the challenge over on their blog.  As a prize I received a cute embossing folder by Couture Creations from the Fresh and Fun collection call Smooch.  With Valentines right around the corner I thought it would  be the perfect tool to use for my creation for their blog this week.

Here is what I came up with:

Can't tell from the photo,but that is a shiny gold arrow as well, to match the gold highlight on the bird


  • CuttleBug
  • Embossing folder: Smooch by Couture Creations
  • Stamp set (for sentiment):  From Close to my Heart called My Sunshine (S1304)
  • Dies:  Lawn Fawn - large scalloped rectangles and  a flourish not sure  by who (comment below if you know)
  • Lace ribbon  -- up-cycled from an old shirt
  •  Flower (stash)
  • Copper brads (one for birds eye and one for center of flower)
  • Speed ball roller for wet embossing (I used roller on the inside of the folder for the debossed (top layer)  and straight on the paper for the second layer.
  • Inks - Cotton Candy pink, Chocolate brown and gold metallic (to accent the cute little bird - he needed to stand out more)
  • Arrow embellishment: by Anna Griffin
  • Gold bow
  • Adhesive - I like Zots and Tombow
  • Card stock - in cream 
  • Patterned paper - brown with polka-a-dots from K&Company 
  • Printer for inside sentiment

My inside sentiment made it a "thank you" vs. a "Valentine "

Challenges I am sharing this on:

613 Avenue Create:Anything goes (Closes 31 Jan )
The Paper Nesting Dolls - Anything goes (Closes 31 Jan)
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes ( Closes 31 Jan)
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes (Closes 31 Jan)

Hope you enjoyed my project, please comment below and don't for get to visit the CropShop! I'll see you over there again next week.

God bless and a scrappy new year to you all.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Be Valentine's Day Ready


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Create personalized Valentine's Day cards straight from your heart. These new Cards are created in just 2 cuts and will be sure to show your love! 
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Be  sure to stop by next week when I will be a guest designer over at the CropShop. 
  Share with you all soon.  God Bless and Happy Scrappin'