Life is Lovely with Photo Play Paper

Hi Fri-yay, Friends!
Cheers to the weekend, and a long holiday weekend at that!


Today I have a card to share that I made for Photo Play Paper using their adorable bohemian collection, Rhapsody.


Lots of layers of patterned papers in a blocked grid design with a focus on journaling cards from the cut-apart card sheet. I love the retro look of that guitar. The sentiment and arrow strip are also from the journaling card sheet, die cut and trimmed out to fit.


I stacked foam adhesive between the layers for a bit of depth, and finished with a simple twine bow. A bit of ink on the edges for a shabby touch, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Any fun plans for the holiday weekend?


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

Photo Play Paper - Rhapsody Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackSizzix - Framelits Die - Circles, Scallop SetTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundTherm O Web 3D MOUNTING SQUARES White Foam 3777

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Pursuit of Happiness with Therm O Web

Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends!


Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching here in the States, and in honor of the holiday, I have got a patriotic card project to share with you today featuring the new Therm O Web Fancy Foils and Foil-Mates product line by GinaK Designs.


I love a good vintage-inspired Americana design, and this older Freedom paper collection from Authentique is one of my all-time favorites. I absolutely adore the contrast of the shiny bright deco foil pattern against the aged background. Such a great shabby-chic combo.


Of course Americana is all about the stars and stripes, which I’ve added here with the new GinaK products. The background striped panel is one of the new Foil-Mates sheets, foiled with Gina’s new Red Velvet Fancy Foils. I used her Premium Cardstock and some of her new dies, too, to create the framework and accents. A great way to add some detail to a simple journaling card focal piece.


I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial 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 day!


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Prime Time - 12 SheetsTherm O Web - Foil-Mates - 5.5 x 8.5 - Background - Stars and StripesTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Red VelvetTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Single Stitch - Rectangle - LargeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Marker - Barn DoorRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundTherm O Web 3D MOUNTING SQUARES White Foam 3777Therm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 Inches

Patterned Paper, Journaling Card: Authentique Freedom Collection
Twine: The Twinery

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The Patina Leaves Set with Tim Holtz Assemblage

Hello Crafty Friends, and happy Monday!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

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Today I am excited to share another jewelry project with you featuring the fabulous new Assemblage collection by Tim Holtz.


As a relatively new jewelry maker, I cannot emphasize enough how fun and how easy it is to create with the new Assemblage collection. This line literally has everything you need to complete any jewelry project, from the basic findings like jump rings and clasps to a huge variety of chains, and all the gorgeous charms and links needed for adding that personal finishing touch. It truly is just a matter of opening and closing a few jump rings and chains, and you are on your way to beautiful jewelry.


Early in the month, I shared a glitzy necklace project in a gunmetal finish with lots of bling (click HERE in case you missed it), and today I’ve got a little set in brass to show featuring some of my absolute favorite Assemblage charms, the Patina Leaves.


I really love this look. It’s so fun combining all the different bits and pieces, and I just love how unique the finished project turns out. So different from the typical store-bought jewelry. I’ve taken lots of detail photos to share and will walk you through the process, in case you’d like to make a patina leaves set of your own.


This necklace begins with the Brass Link 18″ chain. Fold the chain in half to determine the center point, and open the center chain link using a pair of needle-nose pliers. Attach a Flat Toggle clasp to the two ends of the chain for the closure. At the bottom of the right chain comes a jump ring followed by an Ornate Ovals link in brass. Add another jump ring to the bottom end of the oval link and attach a Lobster Claw Clasp. Then to the jump rings and clasp, add a variety of charms and dangles. I used a pair of Diamonds & Pearls charms, and an adorable puppy Brass Bezel charm, too.


I like to mix chains to add a bit of texture and variety, so here I added a 5″ length of Brass Loop chain next, attached by the lobster claw at one end, and a jump ring at the other. Then comes that beautiful Branch charm.


One really fun thing about this charm is that there are holes along the branch where you can add some dangles if you choose. I attached a couple more of the Diamonds & Pearls charms and a pair of amazing Patina Leaves. The end of the branch meets up with the left side of the Brass Link chain.


With some of the leftover Brass Loop chain, I created a matching bracelet, closed with one of the Lobster Claw clasps. On the center link, I added a jump ring, to which I could attach a trio of charms.

Remember all Tim Holtz Assemblage products are available exclusively through Joanne Fabric & Craft stores or online at joann.com.

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


The products I used are listed below:

Brass Link Chain #THA20002
Brass Loop Chain #THA20003
Flat Toggles #THA20052
Lobster Claw Assortment #THA20051
Assorted Jump Rings #THA20063
Patina Leaves Charms #THA20042
Branch Charm #THA20021
Brass Bezels Charms #THA20025
Ornate Ovals Links #THA20066
Diamonds & Pearls Charms #THA20028

Lamppost Lantern Box with Sizzix & Tim Holtz

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

Today I have a DIY home decor project to share that I made with the adorable Lantern Box Bigz die from the new Sizzix Tim Holtz spring 2017 release. Recently I shared a fun garland home decor project featuring these lanterns. And now I’m back with a different look and new idea for using the lantern to create quick and easy home or party decor.


These little lanterns are so easy to create, and I love that they are the perfect size for holding battery-operated tea-light candles. This time, I die cut my lantern from crisp black cardstock, and lined the interior of the windows with clear acetate. A bit of Picket Fence Distress Crayon rubbed along the creases and edges adds a bit of shabby charm. If you’d like to see step-by-step directions for assembling this lantern die, check out my tutorial on the Sizzix blog here.


Love the versatility of this cute lantern. Last time I hung several from a string of twine to create a garland, and here I added a simple pedestal made from a stack of wooden spools painted with Black Soot Distress paint. Now this lantern reminds me of the lamppost from the Chronicles of Narnia series. Am I right there?


To dress up my lamppost I added ivy greenery from the Garden Greens Thinlits die set. I die cut the greens from watercolor paper and then watercolored the leaves with Distress ink. Picket Fence Distress paint was added to the edges of the leaves for that variegated look ivy so often has. And finally, a bird charm from the Idea-ology Treasures Adornments was tied to the top with twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And wishing all my fabulous mom friends out there an absolutely wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! ❤


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Gary M Burlin and Co Embossable Window Plastic Clear Acetate Sheets 6 sheets 7x9Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz L Die - Lantern BoxSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Garden GreensAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Adornments - TreasuresRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3

Twine, Spools

Fancy Foils & Foil-Mates with Therm O Web

Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends!


Today I have a pair of cards to share that I had up on the Therm O Web blog last week, featuring the new Fancy Foils and Foil-Mates product line by GinaK Designs.


Therm O Web’s fabulous Deco Foil collection is expanding with the addition of these new GinaK Designs Fancy Foils and Foil-Mates products. The beautiful foiled background and sentiments you see here are from the new collection, and are so easy to use. And I love that included in this line-up are some new products to the Therm O Web family, including premium cardstock, die sets, and even ribbon, which I’ve used here today.


The new GinaK Fancy Foil colors perfectly coordinate with her line of cardstock, taking out all the guess work of matching your foil designs to your papers. I used the new Square Small Set die set to die cut the Foil-Mates sentiment blocks and frames. Ran them through the laminator with both Black and Grass Green foils for a two-tone look.


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

It’s been a busy couple of days here. Monday, no internet, and yesterday I spent the day helping my son move out of his dorm, so I’m behind on my blog visits. Hope to catch up with all of you soon! ❤


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Island Dream - 12 SheetsTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsGina K. Designs (3) Nested Square Dies • Double Stitch Design • Small Set pictureTherm O Web - Foil-Mates - 5.5 x 8.5 - Sentiments - Birthday EssentialsTherm O Web - Foil-Mates - 5.5 x 8.5 - Background - Elegant FloralsTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Grass GreenTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Transfer Sheet - Black - 5 PackSimple Stories - Say Cheese III Collection - Enamel DotsGina K. Designs Sheer Satin Fancy Ribbon 5/8" x 10 yd • Black/GoldTherm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 Inches

 

Mother’s Day with Ranger Ink

Hello Friends! Happy Monday!


Apologies for the very late start to my blog post! My internet was down for most of the day, and has only just come back online. Just in time for me to sneak in with a sweet Mother’s Day card project that I have up on the Ranger Ink blog today.


I have been so taken recently with the new Tim Holtz Scroll die mixed with some of his wildflower thinlits, and this seemed the perfect combo once again for Mother’s Day. After all, all moms love flowers, right?


This time I used the newer Wildflower #2 set, water colored with Distress inks and Distress Oxide, along with the shiny glam look of gold Deco paper for the “greens”. I embossed the frame with the Lace Texture Fade and die cut the opening with my favorite Stitched Ovals die set. Use some new goodies like an Index Clip, Salvaged Baseboard, and Quotation sticker.


The inside is embellished with a die cut word strip and accent Clippings sticker. I used some of the leftover letters to add the sentiment on the outside, too.


I’ve got the complete 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’re all having a wonderful day!


Amazing Mom with Photo Play Paper

Recently Photo Play Paper asked me to go back into the archives to create a couple of Mother’s Day cards featuring one of their very first collections ever, Family Ties. Last week I shared the first card with gift card holder (click here for that post), and today I’m happy to be here with the second.


Family Ties was really a bit of a unique collection in that it included papers, journaling cards, and stickers for all the different family members. And of course since this is a Mother’s Day card, I used a mix of the girly elements here.


Love this beautiful Mother journaling card, and it sure makes card designs easy. A few layers of patterned papers, with foam adhesive between for dimension, and some beautiful rose cardstock stickers. I cut a bit of paper for photo corners. Finished off with enamel dots, too.


I love the navy in this collection. That mixed with orange is one of my all-time favorite color combos. A reminder that summer is on its way.

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


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

Photo Play Paper - Family Ties Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsWe R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6

Simple Stories Carpe Diem Enamel Dots

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