Doggone Cute with Sizzix

Hello Crafty Friends!

I’m not always a huge fan of Mondays, but I’m super excited for this one. After weeks of preparation, CHA Creativation week is finally here, and that means I can start sharing with you some of the fun projects I’ve been working on behind the scenes. Soon, that is. For now, there is one last push to get through, and what I hope is one last crazy week here at my house. It has been such a whirlwind, prepping and creating for this upcoming show. Four companies, and 26 projects completed, with several yet to go. I am blessed, and honored, and so excited to share. But I’m looking forward to getting back to my quiet routine. And I’ve been missing visiting with you.

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CHA projects have left me little time for playing in my craft room, but today I’m reaching back into the archives a bit to share a set tags that I made for the Sizzix blog featuring some doggone cute new stamps and dies by Sizzix designer Stephanie Barnard.

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Cute, right? I am just crazy about that sweet little dog from Stephanie’s new Doggone Cute Framelits with stamps set, being the dog lover that I am. I thought this little pooch would be just adorable paired with these fun new sentiment circle dies on a set of shaped gift tags.

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I made these tags like mini cards, that open with room for handwritten messages on the inside.

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So sweet and fun, and a perfect match for this adorable Cooper and Friends doggy collection from Photo Play Paper. I’ve got the full tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SCHOOLHOUSE RED SR1Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Cooper and Friends Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Go FetchPhoto Play Paper - Cooper and Friends Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsSizzix - Framelits Die with Clear Acrylic Stamp Set - Doggone CuteSizzix - Thinlits Die - Word Circles 2Sizzix - Thinlits Die - Word CirclesRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VSizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

Baker’s Twine: The Twinery
Trim: Stampin’Up

Silent Night with Sizzix

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

Today is a happy day at my house. I’ve got both kiddos here snuggled under one roof, and this afternoon my parents arrive for a nice long holiday visit. Once they land, it truly feels like Christmas has arrived. Good thing, too, since it’s only about a week away. Are you all ready? Crossed everything off that holiday check list yet?

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I’m in pretty good shape, although there are still last minute things to do. I need to wrap, perhaps even shop, and there are a few cards yet to mail. If you’re like me, and still need to get some cards out, I’ve got a super quick card idea to share with you today. This CAS holiday card is so easy to put together, and this basic design would work with just about any image or theme you need.

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The key is to put to use some of those sticker sheets that we all tend to collection. For this card, I used a sentiment banner, holly leaf, and reindeer sticker from Echo Park’s I Love Christmas collection to create a quick holiday scene. And then dressed up the card with framework and embossing using some favorite Sizzix supplies. So quick and so easy to replicate, even last minute like this.

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The emphasis on this card was mail-ability, but that doesn’t mean it has to lack detail. Just a bit of simple embossing adds a whole lot of character to a very CAS card. And a little window frame backed with patterned paper is an easy way to change the look while keeping the same design.

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Echo Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitRanger Ink - Inkssentials - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack - KraftSizzix Framelits CIRCLES DOTTED Wafer Thin Die Set 661560Tim Holtz Sizzix DIAMONDS Texture Fades Embossing Folder 660243Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Picket FenceMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapSizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

A Frosty Friend with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

My scrappy group has a fun annual holiday tradition. Every December we get together and do a big potluck brunch, and everyone brings a handmade gift to exchange. Oftentimes we just draw numbers to see who gets what package. But this year, we did one of those snatch and steal games where everyone gets one chance to take someone’s gift. That simple act brought a whole new element into the game, I tell you what. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

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Of course this party was the perfect excuse to craft up one of my favorite fabric prim creations. This is the little friend that I made… a wee frosty snowman, all dressed up for Christmas.

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Recently I scored some vintage Jello molds at my local junk store, and I thought they would be a great container for my little guy. Love that he can now stand upright without toppling over, and it was just the right size for building a snowman and adding a few fashion accessories.

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The snowman is made from my favorite fabric for frosties, Therm O Web Stitch n’ Sew fleece. I made the hat, eyes, and coal buttons from felt, and the arms from chenille stems. A hand-stitched mouth, and a nose carved from wood. I gave him a candy cane and pine-bough wreath to hold. And finally, doused him in a good coat of flaky mica glitter.

I do love making snowmen at the holidays, and I’m so happy with how he turned out. This little guy was snatched twice at the party, so I think he went over well. I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial for him up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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And interested in winning some of the Stitch n’ Sew fleece I used to create your own holiday snowmen? Then be sure to enter this amazing giveaway while you are there!

Thanks for stopping by, Friends! How are your holiday preparations coming along?  I finally finished my tree yesterday, so now the bulk of my decorating is done. One thing out of many to check off that list. Baby steps, right?


Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

And happy December! Can you believe we are starting the last month of the year? I am already starting to feel that holiday panic setting in. That worry that I won’t get everything finished in time. Silly, because I always do. But right now, that to-do list is looming large. Anyone else with me on that?

audreypettit-thermoweb-photoplaypaper-merrychristmassetAt least this year, I managed to start my Christmas cards early, which is pretty unheard of for me. Today I’m sharing a holiday gift set I made quite some time ago for Therm O Web, featuring my favorite chippy shabby way to use the iCraft Deco Foil sheets.

audreypettit-thermoweb-photoplaypaper-merrychristmasset2As you all know by now, I love the distressed finish you get from applying the foil with the liquid glue. I added shiny red foil to the frame and label on my card and pillow box, and then embellished Santa’s suit with foil, too. Because we all know the holidays are about that bling.

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I die cut double-sided adhesive foam for the December 25th greeting for a more uniform foil coverage. And to dress up my gift set I pulled out lots of old favorites. Dies from Papertrey Ink and My Creative Time. A favorite old holiday Tim Holtz stamp and die set. Paper from Photo Play Paper’s debut release.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! My goal is to finish decorating my tree, and maybe get some shopping done. And I’m looking forward to Choux Choux Paper Art’s annual Visions of Sugar Plums blog hop, starting Sunday.

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Hope to see you there!


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

PhotoPlay DEAR SANTA 12 x 12 Collection Pack DS2014Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsSimon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# BLACK Black8Sizzix - Where Women Cook Collection - Bigz L Die - Box, Fancy PillowTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Liquid Adhesive - 2.1 Fluid OuncesTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Transfer Sheet - Red - 5 PackCopic Sketch Marker e00 COTTON PEARL Flesh ToneCopic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY GreyCopic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY GreyCopic Sketch MARKER R27 CADMIUM RED LadybugCopic Sketch MARKER Y15 CADMIUM YELLOWRanger Stickles FROSTED LACE Glitter Glue SGG20592Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

Sizzix Retro Christmas Framelits Stamp and Die Set
My Creative Time Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More Die Set
My Creative Time Belly Band Stamp and Die Set
My Creative Time Dec. 25th Die
Papertrey Ink Limitless Layers 1 3/4″ Circle Die Collection
Papertrey Ink Mega Mat Stack 2 Die
Stampin’Up Basic Grey Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Easy Holiday Gifts with Therm O Web

Hi Crafty Friends!

Here we are at the last day of November already! Can you believe how quickly the time is going? If you’re like me,  then I’m sure many of you are looking for quick and easy holiday gift giving ideas right about now… and we’ve got lots of great ones for you this month on the Therm O Web blog. Today I have a super easy sweet treat idea to share with you.

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I know everyone loves sweets at the holidays. And what sweeter, and easier, last minute gift idea than a simple hot chocolate mix packaged with love?

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Jar gift ideas are so fun and easy, and there are so many different things that you can fill them with. I went with a simple hot cocoa mix, topped with white chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candies. Once you fill the jar, then all you need is a bit of ribbon, and a festive tag. Super easy.

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I pulled out some well-loved older favorites for the tag…. Papertrey Ink’s Gingerbread Lane stamp set and Tag Sale #4 die. And of course my tag is dressed up with bright red deco foil for a bit of holiday shine. I’ve got the full tutorial for adding foil to your paper projects up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful day!
And looking forward to this weekend…

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This year, I am super excited to be joining in on the fun at Choux Choux Paper Art for their annual Visions of Sugarplums blog hop! Hope to see you then!


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

Echo Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsSizzix Framelits CIRCLES DOTTED Wafer Thin Die Set 661560Therm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Liquid Adhesive - 2.1 Fluid OuncesTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Transfer Sheet - Red - 5 PackRanger Wendy Vecchi Archival POTTING SOIL Ink Pad AID38979Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Markers BARN DOOR Ranger TDM32441Tim Holtz Distress Markers GATHERED TWIGS Ranger TDM38207Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

Papertrey Ink Gingerbread Lane Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #4 Die
Making Memories Paper Reverie Sienne Gems & Brads
Stampin’Up Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Stampin’Up Creamy Caramel Ink

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Santa’s Toy Shop with Therm O Web & Echo Park

Hello, Crafty Friends!

Happy Monday, and happy start to Thanksgiving week here in the US. Of course with Thanksgiving so quickly approaching, it seems very official. The holiday season is truly upon us. The most magical season of all! I try to be mindful to count my blessings throughout the year, but this week, it always hits me hard. Because not only is this the season for giving thanks, this also is my birthday week! And so it hits me… how truly blessed I am. And how grateful I am for all of YOU! I hope that whatever you all do this week,  that you are blessed with the bounty and love of the holiday season, too!

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Last week, I got the chance to play with the adorable I Love Christmas collection from Echo Park for a special product match up on the Therm O Web blog. I made three holidays cards with the kit, one of which I shared last time. And today, I’m back with the second.

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I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but I have a serious soft spot for gingers. They are just so darn adorable, and happen to be one of my favorite cookies to eat, too. So I simply couldn’t resist this sweet little sticker version, and used him as the jumping off point for today’s card.

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To make sure my little guy popped off the page, I added a few accents to dress him up. The holly leaves came together on one sticker, but were easily cut apart to layer with a little twine bow tie. And enamel dot buttons add a bit of extra pizazz, too. I used some natural kraft in the background to coordinate with my ginger, and layered in a few candy stripe details. White ink rubbed onto the paper edges brings a touch of winter frost that I so love for the holidays.

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

P.S. – Looking ahead… this upcoming weekend is Shop Small Saturday. My AudOnes Prims Shop will have new additions, and some special deals, too! I hope that if you’re doing your holiday shopping this weekend, you’ll remember to Shop Small!

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The supplies I’ve used are linked below: (affiliate links used.)

Echo Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitRanger Ink - Inkssentials - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack - KraftSimple Stories LIFE IN COLOR Enamel Dots 5031May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Picket FenceWe R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6

Warmest Holiday Wishes with Therm O Web & Echo Park

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

This week, the gang at Therm O Web is super excited to be joining up with our friends at Echo Park, sharing projects featuring Echo Park’s fabulous 12×12 paper kits and Therm O Web adhesives. With the rush of the holidays right around the corner, I chose the adorable I Love Christmas collection to play with, and made three cards. And today I’m sharing the first here with you.

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This collection has the most adorable elements cardstock stickers, which I used here to make a fun winter wonderland scene, complete with snowy hill, a little elf and bird, and a pretty holiday package.

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I mixed several of the patterned papers from the kit, and grounded it all with crisp black cardstock for sentiment and base. And then framed the scene in a die cut window embellished with bright red iCraft deco foil for some holiday shine.

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I love the chippy, distressed finish of applying the foil with the liquid adhesive, like you see here. I’ve got tips on achieving this look, along with several other I Love Christmas cards, up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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


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

Echo Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitSimon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# BLACK Black8Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsArt Impressions SOUTHWEST CHRISTMAS Clear Stamps 4787Therm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Liquid Adhesive - 2.1 Fluid OuncesTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Transfer Sheet - Red - 5 PackVersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad - Small CubeRanger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - Super Fine - White

My Creative Time- Stitched Rectangle Die Set
Stampin’Up- Ribbon