Gobble Until You Wobble with Sizzix

There are lots of things I love about being a small shop owner. Of course I love the creativity of crafting up my little prims, and I love the rush of nerves and excitement when I get to share something new with you. But as silly as it may sound, my very favorite part of having my own shop is packaging up the orders. The busy work part. But I love it.

AudreyPettit Sizzix GobbleTags

I have a set process that’s become a work of heart. Wrap each piece in tissue and twine, and top with a handmade tag. Just a little something extra to show how much I appreciate all of you.

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My Fall Shop opens next week, so I’ve been busy working on my stash of fall tags to add to the packages. Couldn’t resist this adorable new turkey stamp and die set by Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix. So perfect for fall and Thanksgiving packages, treat containers, or even dressing up your holiday table this year. Doesn’t that guy just make you smile?

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I raided my old Simple Stories paper for these, and did a very simple, loose watercolor on the images with Distress inks. The frames and tag bases are from some other new die sets from Stephanie Barnard this month. Really great basic shape sets that can be used for every day crafting. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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


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

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK w/Stamps - Thanksgiving TurkeySizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles, DottedSizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK - Rectangles, DottedTim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Pretty Pink Posh 4MM TANGERINE Cupped SequinsMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Wendy Vecchi Archival POTTING SOIL Ink Pad AID38979Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN Ranger TIM43201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

 

Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Take a Hike 6×6 Paper Pad

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Endless Summer Days with Photo Play Paper

 Happy Friday!

We are down to the last days of battle in the 2016 International Dota 2 championship, and my friends, the competition has been intense. Clear underdogs have risen up to wipe out favored teams, and champions expected to move on have already been sent packing. One thing is clear, with only a few teams remaining, it’s anybody’s ball game. I’m rooting heavily for the last North American team standing, EG, who will battle in the upper bracket finals this afternoon. But truly, any one of these final teams can walk away with the title.
Pretty exciting times for this first time TI viewer.

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So far, I’ve managed to impress my boy with my gaming stamina. I don’t think he truly believed that I would stick with it for this long, but I wouldn’t miss this for the world. The time I’ve been able to spend with Pete this summer is absolutely priceless to me. Next week, he’ll be back at school, starting up his senior year in college. So for now, I’m absorbing every moment that I can.

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Of course, with the tournament going on, I haven’t spent a single moment in my scrap room this week. But I do have a card to share with you today. A happy summertime card I made recently for Photo Play Paper using their adorable pool-side collection, Summer Daydreams.

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What says summer more than bright blue skies and a pair of flip-flops?  Wish I had a pair of polka dotty flops like these for myself.

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I used the smaller scale prints from the 6×6 paper pad to contrast with the larger chipboard shapes, and layered the papers with nice crisp white to make everything pop. The sentiment was cut from one of the patterned papers. Then a simple twine bow to finish.

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


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

Photo Play Paper - Summer Daydreams Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhoto Play Paper - Summer Daydreams Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Unplug 3 x 4 CardsNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets

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For My Sweet Friend with Therm O Web

Hello Crafty Friends! Happy Wednesday!

This week, I’ve found myself immersed in the world of competitive online gaming. We’re talking the main event of the biggest e-sports competition of the year, as 16 teams battle for a prize pool of more than $20 million in The 2016 International Dota 2 Championships at Seattle’s Key Arena.

After several days of group stages, the main event kicked off Monday with teams fighting in a double-elimination bracket to determine who gets to keep the lion’s share of the prize pool. This is the largest prize pool in e-sports history, and excitement is riding high. And yes friends, you can catch all the action live-stream on Steam.

As you can imagine, this is the highlight of the year for my own online gamer. So if a mom has any desire to spend even a single moment of her summer with said gamer, there’s only one thing to do. Become a Dota2 fan. And watch TI6…. every single minute of it.

And that’s what she will do.

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Of course that much gaming leaves little time for anything else, but I do have a card to share with you today. A sweet and girly friendship card I made for the Therm O Web blog featuring a fun new product to the Therm O Web line-up, Mixed Media Sheets.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb MM ForMySweetFriendCard2These new MM sheets can be inked, stamped, dyed, or painted, die cut, trimmed, torn, or punched for a huge variety of mixed media looks on any project. For my card, I inked the sheet with Distress Inks before die cutting and stamping. Love the extra texture it adds to my flower tower.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb MM ForMySweetFriendCard3I’m still working on my scrap pile. This is Little Yellow Bicycle’s Fern Girl collection again. And if you’d like to learn more about these Mixed Media Sheets, I’ve got a full tutorial for this project up on the Therm O Web blog.

Sorry if I’m slow getting around to visit this week, but I’ll be by soon!
Until then, Gyrocopter and I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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Gifts From the Kitchen with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, Friends! Thanks for stopping by!

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So today marks day four of puppy sitting, and this little girl is definitely keeping me on my toes. In between keeping her entertained and keeping her out of trouble, cleaning up puppy messes, and acting as a human chew toy, I am not getting much else done.

My word, what a bundle of energy a puppy is. She is so tiny, and so quick. It’s hard for me to keep up. Thank goodness for nap time.

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My sweet Crissy is patient, but I think she’s ready for the puppy to go home. All Annie wants to do is bite and nip and climb and jump and attack… and Crissy and I, well…. we would prefer quiet time.😀

AudreyPettit Thermoweb BonAppetitMemoPadsAs busy as it’s been, I do have a project to share today. A quick and easy gift idea and tutorial, made for the Therm O Web blog.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb BonAppetitMemoPads2While cruising through my local dollar store, I came across a package of memo pads that I thought would make great little gifts. And at 8 pads for a dollar, the price just can’t be beat. The long, skinny shape of these seemed perfect for grocery lists. So I went with a food theme, using the adorable Photo Play Paper foodie collection, Fresh Picked.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb BonAppetitMemoPads3It’s such an easy project. Just cut papers to the size of your memo pad or notebook, with a little bit extra to wrap over the top. Then add a few word strips and embellishments, and tie them up with string.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb BonAppetitMemoPads4I’ve got a full step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Time to get back to that puppy!  Have a great weekend, everyone!


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

PhotoPlay FRESH PICKED 12 x 12 Collection Pack FP2264Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Therm O Web 0.125 INCH iCraft Adhesive Double Sided 3373Therm O Web 0.50 INCH iCraft Adhesive Double Sided 3375

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#Summer Fun with Photo Play Paper

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

I have another home decor project to share today. An altered frame, made for Photo Play Paper using their adorable Mad 4 Plaid collection.

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I recently scored a bunch of plain wooden frames at my local junk shop, and I love them for quick home decor projects like these. Just a bit of patterned paper on the frame, and then a quick scene for the inside. This time, an easy little summer scene, made with both paper and stickers.

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I free-hand cut some rounded hills and flower stems from green plaid, and added flower and cloud stickers to complete the view. A couple of 28 Lilac Lane seed beads dress up the center of the flowers. Super simple and sweet.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

PhotoPlay DELIGHTFUL PLAID 12 x 12 Collection Pack BSD2288PhotoPlay Paper - Happy Glamper Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW3953228 Lilac Lane ATTIC FINDINGS Embellishment Kit LL1033M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

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Fresh From the Garden with Sizzix

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks for stopping by!

Today I have a DIY home decor project to share, made with a new line of home decor dies by Sizzix and Lynda Kanase.

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This fresh from the garden hanger is made with a new Thinlits Plus die set called Ampersand, and it is fabulous for home decor projects like this. The Plus size means that these die sets are larger than regular Thinlits set, making them perfect for larger focal point and projects.

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I loved the large wavy banner from this set, and decided to use it as the base for this little door hanger. I die cut the banner twice, once from patterned paper and once from heavyweight watercolor cardstock, to give the base some strength and stability. And then decorated the banner with lots of pretty flowers and swirls.

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There’s lots of fun flower shapes included in this set, giving you plenty of different options for floral designs. Love that you can basically layer as many pieces and shapes as you wish. I added foam tape between some of the layers to add dimension, and topped my flowers with pretty buttons from 28 Lilac Lane.

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I love bringing a touch of the garden indoors for the summer. And this is such an easy project when dies do all the work for you. I’ve got a full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Happy Wednesday, Friends! Hope you all have a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

PhotoPlay Paper - Happy Glamper Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - PennantsPhotoPlay Paper - Fresh Picked Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - TagsPhotoPlay Paper - Fresh Picked Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Garden FreshRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Bazzill Basics - 12 x 12 Cardstock - Canvas Texture - YellowSizzix - Thinlits Plus Die - Ampersand28 Lilac Lane - Decorative Embellishment Bottle - Hello SunshineTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT409653M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE PermanentSizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and Gray

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A Feels Like Home Birthday

Happy Monday, Crafty Friends!

I have another card to share with you from what I am calling my “projects from the scrap pile” series. Today I’m building up my stash of birthday cards while re-visiting a super old collection from Little Yellow Bicycle called Feels Like Home.

AudreyPettit LYB HappyBirthdayCard This yellow, grey, and black combo has been one of my absolute favorites lately. And although this paper line was originally meant for fall, I think these colors work well for summer. Especially paired with this retro black-eyed Susan stamp I’ve had in my stash forever, but have never used. Sure feels good to break out the old stuff, doesn’t it?

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I did some simple masking on the panel to create the stem and background flower. Then popped a second flower blossom, water-colored and coated with Glossy Accents, on top. The background was stamped with a woodgrain border stamp from PTI. Another oldie from my stash that had never been used. Bonus points there!

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I had almost forgotten how many items used to come in each Little Yellow Bicycle collection. I tried to use lots of them on my card….. paper and banners and borders. Canvas sticker and vellum tape. Even so, I hardly made a dent in the stash.

Guess I need to keep working at it.

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


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsHero Arts - BasicGrey - J?Adore Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Hello LoveSizzix Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY 659798Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pad SOFT GRANITE Mid-Tone AF226Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Mustard SeedTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC170423M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

Little Yellow Bicycle: Feels Like Home Vellum Tape
Papertrey Ink: Background Basics: Farm & Barn