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Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall Gift Bag

I am excited to be sharing my first Scor-Pal project today!  Last week the design teams from Scor-Pal and DCWV teamed up to bring you some fabulous inspiration on both blogs.  

Today I wanted to share the project I made using The Autumn Melody Stack patterned paper and The Autumn Melody Cardstock Stack.  I made a gift bag and matching card.

Using a Scor-Pal and a 12 x 12 -inch piece of scrapbooking paper, score two lines: 3" and 9"
Turn scrapbook paper 90˙and score at 5" and 7" (these score marks will form the base of your bag) and fold at score marks using scor-tool to make nice crisp fold line.

Starting with one of the intersections in the center that you just folded, fold the paper towards you at an angle, see picture.... 
The left side needs to fold down up to the edge so it is straight.  Repeat on all four sides to make a bottom for the bag.

When all four are folded it will look like this: 

To secure the edges, add some 1/4" Scor-Tape.

*Tip - I add scor-tape wherever two pieces of paper meet to keep it from gapping when paper is folded.

To add a top to the bag, I used coordinating card stock and trimmed it 2 1/2 x nearly 6 inches and scored at 1 1/4".  Then I trimmed it to fit perfectly and folded it over the top adhering with Scor-Tape (repeat on the back). 

I added a scallop border and embellishment using dies/stickers.

I made a handle for the bag by cutting a two pieces of card stock 1 1/2 x 12 and using Scor-Tape taped them together so the inside of the paper did not show, it also added sturdiness to the handle.  

And here is the final project along with a card featuring a rosette.

This was a lot of fun to make and hope this is something you will try!  Be sure to check out all of the projects from this week on the Scor-Pal and DCWV blogs!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Scor-Pal & DCWV Blog Week

Hello!  I wanted to invite you to be check out the Scor-Pal blog this week as we are teaming up with DCWV Autumn Splendor Line and bringing you projects all week...and I heard there are prizes to be won!
Here is a sneak peek at my project:

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

CardMaker Blog Hop

Welcome to the CardMaker Blog Hop! Today the theme is Metallic Inspirations and we were challenged to create a card that is shiny and sparkly.  This was fun as I am not a sparkly kind of girl, so it was good to be challenge outside of my normal comfort zone. For my metallic, I used Good as Gold card stock and Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink. The ivory panel was die cut with an ornament  die and embossed with an embossing folder (Valor M-Bossibilities).  Then, I sponged the panel with Delicata Golden Glitz ink and layered it onto a stamped Good as Gold layer which was stamped with a Christmas Story, which you *may* be able to see it in this close up behind the ornament:

The ornament image is from Hanging Treasures, stamped with Golden Glitz, die cut and layered in the center.  A few pearls and ta-dah...done!
Be sure to check out the inspiration from the rest of the team.  I know that I am looking forward to seeing the sparkly cards everyone has created!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Card Details:
Stamps: Hanging Treasures and Christmas Story (Penny Black)
Cardstock: Good as Gold and Ivory (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Delicate Golden Glitz (Tsukineko)
Dies: 2011 Heirloom Ornaments (Spellbinders)
Embossing Folder: Valor M-Bossibilities (Spellbinders)
Bling: Want2Scrap

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hello...and Goodbye CPS...

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 It is bittersweet to see the end of CPS...  Bitter in the sense of the end of something we have greatly enjoyed and sweet in the sense of knowing how much we all have grown as card designers through participating in CPS.  The CPS DT is the sweetest group of ladies and I have been privileged to be part of the team since May 2011.
For my card I used paper from the sponsor this month, The Paper Loft.  I did a bit of scoring and distressing for my card.

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, I did want to share info about a card drive for a dear lady that Tami knows... Here is a link and info from her blog:

  During the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, I would like to ask all who can to send Beth a card of encouragement. Let her know there are people all over thinking of her, praying for her and know that this battle can be won. If you are able to send a card of encouragement, it can be sent to the address below:

Cards for Beth
c/o Bethel Baptist Church
569 Bethel Church Road
Lonedell MO 63060

Even if you aren't able to create a card for Beth, I would ask that, if you believe in the power of prayer, you join the many who are praying for her complete and total healing. I would also ask that you pass on this post to anyone you may know who would be able to create a handmade card as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
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Monday, October 15, 2012

October NinaB Designs Blog Hop

Welcome to the monthly NinaB Designs team blog hop. NinaB Designs is a product designer for a few paper crafting companies including Spellbinders, Want2Scrap, Penny Black, and The Craft's Meow. For this month's hop, Nina challenged the team to create an ornament or tags, which will come in handy in the upcoming holidays. 

The holidays provide many opportunities for paper crafters to give an extra personal touch to every occasion.  Whether you are doing place cards for a dinner, tags for gift giving or even just hand made projects using your supplies on hand, it is a blessed season indeed!

Today I have two projects to share that I try to make before the craziness of December hits.  First is an ornament using Penny Black Hanging Treasures and Penny Black Madison Paper Pack.

I stamped the ornament 4 times on a piece of patterned paper from the Madison Paper Pack using Clearsnap Strawberry ink.  Then die cut each stamped ornament using the coordinating Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments die.  I scored down the center of each ornament using my Scor-Buddy and glued them together with Zip Dry glue. I added some twine and a heart is a close-up of the ornament stamped onto the pale blue polka dot patterned paper:

These would be fun to make with kids!!! 

Next, I wanted to share some tags I made using the same Madison Paper Pack, the tree die from Sweet Folk Art and a sentiment from Peace on Earth (a beautiful new stamp set illustrated by Nina for Penny Black).  I die cut the tree and layered it onto a die Labels 10 (which was embossed with a Polka Dot folder). 

It was very easy to create several in a short amount of time!

Here are the products I used for my ornaments and tags:

The NinaB Designs team is giving away these TWO PRIZE PACKAGES:
Prize Package #1 includes Spellbinders Ironworks Accents and Motifs:
Prize #2 includes 2 retired sets from Layers of Colors stamps: Beautiful Lace
Christmas Verses
Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers' blogs:
Everybody is welcome to comment and be eligible to win. The winners will be announced on  October 22 on Nina's Blog, where you will also find all the relevant info regarding the giveaways.  Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today's hop, so you don't miss the latest news and happenings:
Penny Black Inc.
Thank you for joining us today!
I hope you have a wonderful day!
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog Hop

Hello dear friends and Happy Release Day to you!!  The SNSS DT has been busy preparing for today's fabulous blog hop and virtual stamp day and we hope you will join us in celebrating our newest stamp sets--this month we are focusing on Christmas! 

We have lots of eye candy to share that will certainly put you in the holiday mood. :)  Be sure not to miss a single stop along the way because we'll be drawing one lucky commenter from a random DT blog to win a $25 credit to the store!!

Today I am showcasing two Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps sets, the first is Seek him Still:

I embossed the image using Versafine Oynx Black ink and clear embossing powder and sponged it with distress inks. After cutting it out, I layered it onto a scored background. This is such a beautiful stamp set and sure to be used for many Christmas cards in my house this year.

Next I have a card to share that I made using Old Fashioned Christmas:

The image in this set reminds me of  Currier & Ives!  It gives a country feel to Christmas which is just my style.

Here's the list of stops along the hop today:

After you're done hopping we invite you to join us for a fun day of challenges during our Virtual Stamp Day in our Splitcoaststampers Member Company Forum.  We're giving away more fun prizes so you won't want to miss it!
Enjoy the hop and happy stamping!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Today I have a card to share that I made for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges over on SCS.  I used the butterfly from Beautiful Spring (from The Craft's Meow) and layered strips of patterned paper from Buttercup (Lily Bee Designs).  I covered where each strip met with twine from The Twinery and added some Want2Scrap bling to trail behind the butterfly.  The sentiment is a SRM sticker, which are so fun to use!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Today I have a card to share that I made for the CPS 285 sketch challenge.  I used the leaves from Leaf Silhouettes and stamped them using Clearsnap ink...obviously this is a favorite stamp set of mine as I have used it the past couple of weeks :)  Hope you can play along with our challenge this week, it is a fun one!  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
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Monday, October 1, 2012

Hello, Dear Friend

Today kicks off the Hope You Can Cling To card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer over on SplitCoastStampers.  I made this card for the first challenge which was Show Me What You're Made Of.  I used two stamp sets from The Craft's Meow (Beautiful Spring and Sew Lovely) since they are a Pink Ribbon Sponsor for the SCS event and combined it with the October Sketch Challenge...I thought how fitting!   

Be sure to check out the CardMaker blog as I have a post over there today...the theme??? Scraps!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 
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