Linked Together with Photo Play Paper

Hello Crafty Friends!
Happy Monday. Hope your week is off to a great start!


Today I have another freebie project to share that I made for Photo Play Paper. If you’re already on Photo Play’s mailing list, you may have seen the instructions for this card on Friday. It’s a Mother’s Day card and gift card holder all in one, made with one of their very first collections, Family Ties.


Besides being one of Photo Play’s very first paper lines, Family Ties is a really neat collection, as there are individual sheets for all your different family members…. brothers and sisters, grandparents, dad, and of course, the mom papers and stickers that I used here.


This card is a 5×5 square, with a pocket on the front for the gift card insert, and lots of room on the inside for handwritten messages. The gift card itself is inserted with just a couple of small slits to hold it in place. Super easy to do for any occasion.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - Family Ties Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Tiny Attacher with 100 Tiny StaplesFiskars SCALLOP SENTIMENT Border Punch 02860

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It’s a Good Day with Photo Play Paper

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!


If you have signed up for Photo Play Paper’s mailing list, you may have seen a set of freebies they sent out recently with two different printables for their adorable French Flea Market collection. These printables are so perfect for spring and summer decor projects, and even if you don’t work much with digital designs, you will love how easy these are. All you need to do is download and print.


One of my favorite things about Photo Play printables is how beautifully they coordinate with their existing paper lines. So if you like the simple route, just print and slip the design directly into your photo frame. Or, if you prefer, you can add a few extra details, like I’ve done here.


My frame was larger than the 8×10 printable, so that gave me room to add a few extra paper layers. I used recycled cardboard in between to add dimension, and removed the glass from the frame to build up the layers.


Stickers from the collection. Buttons and a bit of twine. Paper photo corners on the outside of the frame, too. It’s a good day to have a good day! Hope you all have one, too!

Happy Weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - French Flea Market Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

French Flea Market Printable
Vintage Button

Cityscape Suburbia with Sizzix

Hiya Crafty Friends! Happy Wednesday. Hope your weeks are going great so far!


Last week I had a tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, and today I wanted to share my project here with you, too. A set of shabby Distress tags, made with the fabulous new Cityscape die collection by Tim Holtz for Sizzix.


I think this new collection is so much fun. And as always, I am blown away by the intricacy and detail of these Tim Holtz Thinlits dies. If you take a close look, you can see all the tiny individual pieces that make up each structure, all in separate dies for you to use and layer however you wish. I love that this collection comes with entire city scenes in border dies, or individual build-as-you-go city pieces, like I’ve used here today. With so many buildings, as well as trees and shrubs, and even a complete transportation die set to choose from, the creative possibilities seem endless.


I think these new sets would be great for travel themes and art journals, or friendship cards across the miles. Or how about Happy Holidays from my house to yours? Think I might have to give that one a try.

I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial for these tags up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Tim Holtz Core'dinations KRAFT CORE NOSTALGIC 12 x 12 Paper Stack GX-1920-00Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Mixed Media Heavystock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackRanger Ink - Inkssentials - Craft Tags - Size Number 5 - ManilaSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Cityscape, CommuteSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Cityscape, SuburbiaSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Traveler Words, ThinTim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Lattice WorkStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Dot FadeMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapTim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO Ranger TDO55891Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad BROKEN CHINA Ranger TDO55846Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTim Holtz Sizzix DIE PICK Tool 657498Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundTim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP Block Tool Sand TH92482

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Some Bunny Special with Photo Play Paper

Hello, Sweet Friends!
Happy Monday to all of you!


Before the Easter Bunny gets too far away from us, I wanted to share one last Easter-inspired card today that I made for Photo Play Paper using their adorable Hoppy Easter collection and matching clear stamp set.


I had mentioned before how much I love all the cute little Hoppy Easter critters, and this sweet bunny is just another to add to the list. I am so excited that Photo Play has begun adding clear stamps and die sets to their product line. This little guy was stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with Distress Inks, fussy cut, and popped onto the card with foam adhesive for some depth and dimension.


The Some Bunny Special card is from the cut-apart journaling card sheet. Such an easy way to add focal elements to a card design. I added a mix of patterned papers, a twine tie, and a few enamel dots to finish.

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend, filled with friends, family, and a few special treats from the Bunny! Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Photo Play Paper - Hoppy Easter Collection - Clear Acrylic StampsSimple Stories - Love and Adore Collection - Enamel DotsRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Picked RaspberryRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

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Hippity Hoppity with Ranger Ink

Happy Friday, Sweet Friends! Here’s to the start of a long holiday weekend!

Hippity Hoppity Card by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

I hope you all have fun plans for the weekend. I actually didn’t have any at all until my boy texted yesterday morning to say he was coming home. And my Missy Nik is coming over tonight, too, so now my wee tiny family will be complete….. and this ol’ momma’s heart is very full.


Today I have one last Easter project to share. A little Crazy card that I made for the Ranger Ink blog with those silly Tim Holtz Crazy Cats and lots of shabby Distress fun. I do get such a kick out of these crazy critters with their crazy expressions. And I absolutely love that there is a line of accessories that coordinate with all the crazy animals, and work for every holiday and season, making it super easy to turn a cat into this year’s Easter Bunny.


This silly trio was stamped in Archival ink and watercolored with Distress inks, with their eyes layered in a coat of Glossy Accents. I went from light to dark coloring on the cats, and accented the final one with silly bunny ears and one of the new Idea-ology Bouquet flowers. Love that you can paint, ink, or stain those flowers to match any project.


The patterned papers are from the new Memoranda Paper Stash, mixed with Distress and shiny Metallic cardstocks, all heavily sanded for a nice aged finish. I added a sentiment from the coordinating Crazy Talk stamp set, and some dyed crinkle ribbon, too. The background was created with the Measured layering stencil.

I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a very blessed and joyous holiday weekend!


My Peeps with Photo Play Paper

Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends!


With just a few days left until the holiday, I figured I’d better hurry up and share the rest of my Easter projects for the year! Today I have a sweet little bunny card that I made back in January for the Creativation CHA Show using Photo Play Paper’s adorable Hoppy Easter collection.


I am just a sucker for the cute critters in the Hoppy Easter line! One of my favorite things about it is that there are matching stamps and dies that go along with this collection with even more sweet animals to play with. I used the bunny stamp in another card that I will share soon. And for this card, I added a stamped sentiment strip using just one of the fun greetings from the set.


Simple layers, with a bit of foam adhesive between, and a round porthole window made with dies. The bunny is from one of the cut-apart journaling cards. Finished with a bit of shabby ink and a sweet ribbon bow.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below: (Affiliate links used)

Photo Play Paper - Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Hoppy Easter Collection - Clear Acrylic StampsSizzix Framelits CIRCLES DOTTED Wafer Thin Die Set 661560Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Carved PumpkinRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

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One Fabulous Chick with Therm O Web & Art Impressions

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Hello, Friends! Happy Monday!


Last week the Therm O Web team had the great pleasure of joining up with Art Impressions. I made two birthday cards with their adorable Spring Chicken stamp set and Photo Play Paper’s beautiful French Flea Market collection.  Today I’m here with the second of those silly cards.


I have to say, this stamp set really does make me smile. Who knew a bunch of chickens could be so darn cute? And love the pun sentiments that go along.


Hope your weeks are off to a great start!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used today are linked and/or listed below:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532PhotoPlay FRENCH FLEA MARKET 12 x 12 Collection Pack FM2502Art Impressions SPRING CHICKEN Clear Stamp Set AICS40Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyZig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6Therm O Web 3D MOUNTING SQUARES White Foam 3777Therm O Web - Memory Tape Runner XL - Dispenser - Permanent

My Creative Time- Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies and More die set
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