Deco Foil a Fall Pumpkin with Therm O Web

Happy Wednesday Friends! Today is a happy day for me, and I am so excited that you all are here so that I can share it with you! Not only do I have a very fun project to share with you…. one of my most favorite kinds of projects of all…. I also get to share a little more information about the news I hinted at in my last post.

But first, here’s a peek at my project for the day.

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Back to School time means it’s fall craft time at my house, and no fall would be complete without a pumpkin project. This year, I’ve crafted up a few shabby sweet fabric pumpkins using my favorite denim from Indygo Junction. These silly pumpkins have goofy giant grins and big button eyes, hand stitched leaves and curly-q vines… and this year, I’ve added in a touch of rustic glamour with the help of Therm O Web’s fabulous iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Sheets.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb DecoFoil PumpkinDuo3I am crazy about primitives! You guys know that by now! I just can’t help but smile over that silly pumpkin face.  I’ve got the full tutorial for these up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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And now the news I am so excited to share with you all! After much pondering and soul searching, I have decided to open up a little shop here on my blog, where I plan on offering some of my silly handmade primitive “AudOnes”. As a matter of fact, these little pumpkins will be the first item up in my shop, starting on September 1.

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I hope to have all sorts of fun fall and Halloween creations to share with you, that will be available for a limited time only. My Fall Shop opens next Tuesday, and will close again on November 1st to make room for my holiday items in my Holiday Shop. So if you see something that you like, I hope you will grab it!

A few more details:

My shop will be here on my blog, and you can get to it a couple of ways. Underneath my header photo is a navigation bar where you will find my shop tab…. or you can click on the shop logo in the top right corner of my sidebar, and that will take you there, too. Check out will be through PayPal so that everything is easy, convenient, and safe for all.

Items are all handcrafted by me from new, recycled, vintage, and organic fabrics and notions. And because they are handmade, expect some variation in each individual item. I’m trying to make multiples of each guy, but some will be truly one-of-a-kind, and I’ll mark it as so.

This is all new to me, and I’ve got a lot to learn. But I’m super excited about this new venture, and hope to grow my own teeny tiny business doing what I love most! Thanks for letting me share my news with you. And huge thanks, as always, for stopping by!

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Here’s a few quick links to some of the products I’ve used today:

Fabric Fuse Liquid Adhesive pictureiCraft® DECO FOIL™ Liquid Adhesive 2.1oziCraft® DECO FOIL™ Transfer Sheets • Pumpkin

StitchnSew Fleece Sew-In High Loft (White 45 in. d/f x 1 Yard pack)May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap

 

 

Capturing This Moment with Barista BasicGrey

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Hello Friends! Happy Friday! Today I’m back with my second BasicGrey Barista thank you card… this time, the masculine version.

AudreyPettit BG Barista ThankYouCardThe masculine thank you card uses several of the same elements as the feminine version… a black card base, a spot of yellow, a hemp twine bow, and stamping. But this time, I kept the design a bit more streamlined and graphic for a more rugged and manly design.

AudreyPettit BG Barista ThankYouCard2One of my favorite tricks for masculine cards is to create a big and bold sentiment to act as the focal point in the card design. It’s a great graphic look that works really well on guy cards, and keeps me from sneaking in a flower or butterfly or something else entirely too girly. This sentiment is a combo of chipboard and alpha stickers with a simple kraft cardstock banner strip thrown in, and is framed perfectly in a Barista Polaroid sticker frame. I added a simple twine tie and a few additional stickers to add an extra bit of interest.

AudreyPettit BG Barista ThankYouCard3The background paper was stamped with the Waves cling stamp from the Aurora collection, that has a really cool graphic print that works well with my rugged design. I wanted more of a distressed look, so I did only partial inking on the stamp to create a random stamping. Some heavy inking on the edges of the papers and stickers add to the masculine feel, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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All supplies are listed and linked below for your convenience:

Ranger 8.5 x 11 KRAFT CARDSTOCK Inkssentials Surfaces ISM35244Ranger Surfaces BLACK CARDSTOCK ISB42105BasicGrey BARISTA 6 x 6 Cardstock Paper Pack BTA4883BasicGrey BARISTA 5 x 12 Cardstock Stickers BTA4886BasicGrey BARISTA Alphas Chip Sticker Shapes BTA4890BasicGrey BARISTA Cardstock Alphabet Stickers BTA4885BasicGrey BARISTA Cardstock Element Stickers BTA4884

Hero Arts Cling Stamp WAVES BACKGROUND BasicGrey CG651 Hello You May Arts BLACK Twine String BurlapTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468

 

 

Thanks a Bunch with Barista BasicGrey

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Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday! Today I have a card to share featuring BasicGrey’s adorable Barista collection.
AudreyPettit BG Barista ThanksABunchCardThank you cards are always in high demand at my house, and I’ve been working on building up my stash of ready-made cards to keep on hand. Barista is such a perfect collection for this because the neutral colors works so well for any occasion and for anybody on my card-giving list. This week, I’ve made two Barista thank you cards to share on the BasicGrey blog, in both a masculine and a feminine version. And today I would love to share the feminine design here with you.

AudreyPettit BG Barista ThanksABunchCard2This card mixes Barista papers and embellishments with pretty floral and script stamps from the Tea Garden collection. I layered several papers from the 6×6 Paper Pad for the background, and then added in a variety of banner strips for extra detail.

AudreyPettit BG Barista ThanksABunchCard3I pulled in lots of yellow to bring out the more feminine side of the collection, and added a few girly details like stitching, candy buttons, the elegant frame, and of course those pretty stamps. The flowers were water-colored with Distress Markers, then fussy cut and added to the frame opening using foam dots for dimension. A light brush of Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the flower petals adds a final girly touch.

My second card, the masculine version, is up on the BasicGrey blog, if you’d like to see more. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

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Supplies are listed and linked below:
BasicGrey BARISTA 6 x 6 Cardstock Paper Pack BTA4883BasicGrey BARISTA Cardstock Banner Stickers BTA4887BasicGrey BARISTA Cardstock Die Cut Frames BTA4889BasicGrey BARISTA Micro Candy Buttons BTA4892Hero Arts Clear Stamps TEA FLOWERS BasicGrey CL858Hero Arts Clear Stamps YOU'RE PRETTY SWEET BasicGrey CL859
Ranger 8.5 x 11 KRAFT CARDSTOCK Inkssentials Surfaces ISM35244Ranger Surfaces BLACK CARDSTOCK ISB42105Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Markers WALNUT STAIN Ranger TDM32748Tim Holtz Distress Markers WILD HONEY Ranger TDM32762

Tim Holtz Distress Markers SQUEEZED LEMONADE Ranger TDM38290Tim Holtz Distress Markers MOWED LAWN Ranger TDM38221ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap

Congrats Trophy Tag Tutorial with Sizzix

Hello, hello Friends! Happy Monday. I’m so glad you stopped by! I’ve got a Sizzix tutorial to share with you today. It’s one of my gift wrapping projects, with a fun trophy-shaped gift tag, made with some of my favorite stamps and dies from Brenda Walton.

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I’m sure it comes as no secret by now that I am crazy for fancy gift wrapping. To me, the outside of the package is almost as important as the inside. Recently, some young friends of mine celebrated a milestone event by getting their first apartment together. And you know a special event like that requires some special gift wrapping.

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Since my package was going to a couple, I wanted it to appeal to both of them, so I picked some nice bold colors and patterns and paired them with my favorite kraft wrap, which I think works well for every occasion. And since my package was fairly large, I wanted a tag that would be big enough to really stand out on it’s own, too. And this adorable Trophy Card Bigz L die by Brenda Walton was just what the doctor ordered.

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Just the perfect size for my package, with the perfect amount of space on the back for adding a hand-written note. And lots of fun to make and super easy, too. I’ve got a quick tutorial for you, so let’s take a closer look.

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Here’s a peek at the adorable stamps and dies I used, and the fun gift I found. A copy of the original Moosewood cookbook, circa 1977, beautifully hand-lettered and illustrated by one of the chefs at the famous Moosewood restaurant in upstate New York. I have this book myself, and it is a true treasure.

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To create the tag, begin by die cutting the trophy cup from your favorite patterned paper or cardstock using your Big Shot machine and this standard die cutting sandwich for Bigz dies: Standard Cutting Pad, Bigz die (cutting side up), paper, Standard Cutting Pad.

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Continue to die cut the trophy shape from a variety of contrasting papers. I made my base trophy from the blue striped paper, and then cut the trophy again three more times from some additional papers (although you only see two of them here), and trimmed the pieces down to do some paper piecing. By the way, this adorable paper is from the So Rad collection by Simple Stories.

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Here you can see the trophy all pieced, and the fun part is that you can add as many or as few layers here as you wish.  Once I had my trophy complete, I added a bit of trim and stitching along the paper seams for a decorative touch.

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The blue ribbon die cut was a great size for the middle of my cup, and I love how it matched my papers… but the sentiment didn’t work for me. No problem, though. As you can see, the round die from Brenda’s Awards Framelits w/Stamps was the perfect fit.

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I die cut the pinked circle from solid navy paper, and sanded the edges lightly to expose the white paper core underneath, before adding it to the center of my blue ribbon. Followed that up with another So Rad die cut, cause I’m all about the layers. And finished off with a stamped congrats banner.

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I die cut the entire trophy one last time from white cardstock and adhered it to the backside of the pieced version. Great way to hide the stitching, and gives a nice finished surface with room to write. Last step was to punch a small hole in the top and thread it with a bit of hemp twine, tied into my ribbon bow.

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed!

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If you’re interested in any of the products I’ve used today, here’s some quick links to the supplies. Don’t forget, I’ve got a special discount code for Sizzix products! Use code SZB2015 anytime before December 31st for 15% off regular priced purchases at Sizzix.com. (sorry Sizzix only ships within the US at this time).

Supplies:

Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only

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Awards Framelits w/ Stamps

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Trophy Bigz L Die

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Standard Magnetic Platform

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Standard Cutting Pads, Mint

I’m a Little Crabby with BasicGrey

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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!

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Christmas in July Week- FaLaLa with Basicgrey

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Supplies:
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.

Christmas in July Week- Wonderland with BasicGrey

Hello Friends, happy Wednesday! I’m back today with another Christmas in July card, made with BasicGrey’s new Juniper Berry collection.

AudreyPettit BG JuniperBerry DoNotOpenCardThis 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.

AudreyPettit BG JuniperBerry DoNotOpenCard2The 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.

AudreyPettit BG JuniperBerry DoNotOpenCard3I 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.

So…..

That’s two Christmas cards for me this year. I’m on a roll! Haha