Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by today! I’m sneaking back here a day early from my regularly scheduled posts with a special surprise. I am so excited to share that I am guesting today over on the Simon Says Stamp blog! And I have got a fun birthday project for you. It’s a pocket-envelope, gift-card-holder card. Now how’s that for a bit of a tongue-twister?
I know you guys are probably like me, and are always in need of birthday cards, right? This weekend, I had a very special birthday to celebrate, and instead of a gift, the girls and I chipped in together to get a gift card for the birthday girl for a luxurious day at the spa. Now I know you can present a gift card in those plain little envelopes, but that seems a little boring. So I’ve come up with a fun alternative. It’s a pocket, and a card, and a gift-card holder, all in one.
I’ve got all the details, along with a step-by-step tutorial up at Simon Says Stamp, and I would love it if you guys would stop by for a peek! Thank you all so much, and huge thanks to the team at Simon Says Stamp for having me today!
Lawn Fawn Kraft Envelopes
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes Collection: 6×6 Paper Pad, SN@P Cards, Ephemera Bits, Chipboard Frames, Enamel Dots
BasicGrey Barista Collection: Die Cuts
Sizzix Framelits Happy Birthday to You Combo Set
EK Success 1 1/4″ Circle Punch
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Latticework
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Ranger Mister Bottle
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink; Tattered Rose, Antique Linen Distress Ink
May Arts Natural Twine String Burlap
Hello, hello and happy Monday to you! Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend. It was a busy one for us, but a very happy kind of busy. The Little Missy and I have just returned from a lovely three days at the North Carolina shore, celebrating a special birthday of a very special friend. What a fabulous time we have had! I’ve been quite spoiled, my friends… with perfect weather, great friends, and a condo right on the beach with a private strip of sand practically all to ourselves. It doesn’t get much better than that. I am a lucky, lucky girl.
I had every best intention of getting some more of my holiday cards completed this weekend, but of course that never happened. I was waaaay too distracted by talk and snacks to get anything done. But in honor of my beach trip, I do have a fun nautical project to share with you today. A little crabby home decor piece, made with BasicGrey’s adorable beach collection Adrift.
I found this wooden crab shape on clearance at my local big box craft store. Such a great deal at only $2, and so fun to dress up with my favorite beachy papers. I mixed lots of prints here for some eye catching interest, and grunged things up with a bit of sandpaper and white paint. Added a couple of hang tags, and a big double bow. Simple, shabby beach cottage charm.
I’ve got more details up on the BasicGrey blog, if you care to take a peek. And I’ll link you to all the supplies below. Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!
Hi everyone and happy Friday! It’s been a fun week for me, sharing Christmas in July projects with you. I’ve hope you’ve enjoyed it, too! Goodness knows I’m not usually organized enough to start my Christmas cards so early, but this week I’ve sort of challenged myself with a theme week here on the blog. And I’ve been loving getting a jump start on the holidays! Today, I have one last Christmas card to share, once again using BasicGrey’s fun new Juniper Berry collection.
For this card, I wanted to really focus on the uhhhhdorable animal print on the 12×12 Reindeer Games patterned paper. So cute, isn’t it? This sheet of paper is filled with the sweetest little woodland scenes, and although it works great as a background paper, I thought it would be fun to frame some of the woodland animals as the focal point of my card.
Adding a Juniper Berry die cut frame over the patterned paper is such an easy way to highlight keys areas of the design. I pulled out colors from the focal paper to repeat on the rest of the card, and then accented with a few stickers and die cuts. The focal panel is popped up with foam tape for extra depth and dimension.
The baker’s twine and gold-striped washi tape are from the new Embellishment Pack. Such a fun pack filled with twine, thread, washi tape, jingle bells, and sequins.
I’m getting together with the girls this weekend for a bit of crafty fun. I’m thinking I might try to knock out more Christmas cards, since I’m on a roll. Need to keep the momentum going while I can! Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
All Juniper Berry products start shipping in August, just a few short days away. I’ll keep my eye out, and will link you to all the products I used as soon as they hit the stores.
Hello Friends, happy Wednesday! I’m back today with another Christmas in July card, made with BasicGrey’s new Juniper Berry collection.
This fun card features a couple of my favorites from the Juniper Berry line… one of the 3×4 journaling cards, which I used here for the sentiment, and that adorable gilded wood die cut squirrel. Yes, that’s right. There are gilded wooden die cuts in Juniper Berry, filled with all sorts of woodland animals, and they are so, so cute.
The gold twine is from the new Embellishment Pack that contains coordinating jingle bells, washi tape, sequins and twine. And there are vellum die cuts in the collection, too.
I love this red and blue combo for the holidays. Perfect for Christmas, and works great for winter scenes, as well. Lots of versatility to this collection.
That’s two Christmas cards for me this year. I’m on a roll! Haha
Hi everyone, and happy Monday! It’s the last week of July already, can you all believe that? just enough time, if I hurry, to squeeze in some Christmas in July projects before the month is over.
This is BasicGrey’s new holiday collection for 2015, Juniper Berry. Such a super fun line in a mix of traditional holiday colors and prints with a bit of natural woodland kraft thrown in, too. I love it when a collection offers as much versatility as this one does. And seriously… how can one resist that adorable penguin in a sweater?
How about you guys? Anyone started on their holiday projects for the year?
Hello Friends! Happy, happy Friday! I’ve got some Simple Stories for you today. A quick and easy card made with the Lovely SN@P! Pack.
Simple Stories’ SN@P! Packs are seriously a ton of fun. Each kit collection contains well over a hundred pieces of pre-cut journaling cards and die cut ephemera Absolutely perfect for pocket scrapbooking, of course, but also great for so much more.
Included in the Lovely SN@P! Pack are these adorable little 2″x2″ journaling cards you see here. So fabulous for creating quick and easy blocked designs, and small enough to work perfectly on cards.
One of the best things about SN@P! cards are the pre-printed images and titles that are great for journaling, but also make fabulous instant card sentiments, too. Love that these cards are all double-sided, for even more creative possibilities. I added a few Lovely die cuts, a bit of twine, and enamel dots, and this super easy, but super cute, card is complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
All supplies are linked below:
Hello Friends, thanks for stopping by! Today I have a tag to share with you, made with a sweet new collection from Authentique called Devoted.
I know from the look of my tag, and the name of the line, you are probably thinking that Devoted is a love themed collection…. and I guess that is true in a way, if you love your pets. Because that’s what Devoted is. The cutest dog and cat pet collection you ever did see.
But as always, Authentique’s themed lines can be used for so much more. I used one of my favorite journaling cards here on my simple tag, and love that it could be used for many different occasions. New baby, a note to your child, or yes…. for that someone special.
I added a mix of trims in a range of neutral colors for detail and texture. Tucked a journaling card from the Legacy collection behind for a small pop of extra color. Love how well Authentique collections work together.
And speaking of Authentique collections, have you checked out the blog this week? Yesterday they revealed one of two new Christmas lines, and tomorrow….. tomorrow is the big Halloween reveal! And you all know how I feel about that! :D
Devoted Collection Kit
Legacy Collection Kit
Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die- Tag & Bookplates