You’re the Best with Therm O Web & Taylored Expressions

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Happy Wednesday, Friends! Thanks for stopping by!

We’ve got a fun week going on at the Therm O Web blog. Our friends at Taylored Expressions have joined up with us to bring you a week filled with project ideas, mixing Taylor’s fabulous stamps and dies with Therm O Web’s line up of adhesives and deco foils. Both blogs are hopping with amazing projects to check out every day, and we have some wonderful prize giveaways that you won’t want to miss, too.

I received two fabulous Taylored Expressions sets to play with, and made two cards that are very different in style. Today I wanted to share the first here with you, a mixed-media, shabby sweet thank you card made with Taylor’s beautiful Lavender Bouquet set.

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I have a soft spot for lavender. My friend, Paige’s, yard is bursting with lavender in full bloom right now, and it is such a treat to visit. I love the simple elegance of the blooms, but even more, I am crazy for the scent and keep a bottle of lavender oil on me at all times. So no surprise that I couldn’t resist this sweet lavender bouquet, right?

AudreyPettit Thermoweb You'reTheBestCard3I thought the rustic country feel of the basket would work well with touches of my favorite shabby style. So I added in a bit of natural kraft, twine, and messy paint, along with more elegant accents of gold.  Gold sequins from 28 Lilac Lane. Gold deco tape from Tim Holtz. And of course, gold Deco Foil from Therm O Web, applied in my favorite grungy, distressed finish.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb You'reTheBestCard2 The new Deco Foil Adhesive Pen makes it so easy to apply deco foil to almost any surface. I’ve got a full tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Be sure to pop by the Taylored Expressions blog to see how their amazing designers are using Therm O Web’s adhesives and line up of deco foils, too. And get entered to win one of two amazing prize package giveaways, one on each blog, while you are there. Good luck, everyone!

And before I go, I wanted to send a huge birthday shout out to my sweet Momma today!
I love you, Mom! Hope you have an amazing day!


 

Main Street Parade with Photo Play Paper

Happy Monday, everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Recently I had the great pleasure of creating some projects for Photo Play Paper using their new summer lines. Today I wanted to share a fun home decor project I made with their adorable patriotic Americana collection, Main Street Parade.

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Main Street Parade is all about summer celebrations, like picnics, barbecues, and of course the 4th of July. In my neck of the woods, no 4th of July celebration is complete without our annual downtown parade. The sights and sounds of which I tried to capture in this small town Americana wall hanging.

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Once again, my patriotic scene is made up of a variety of fun Main Street Parade cardstock stickers. I placed some directly onto the background paper, and popped up the rest with foam adhesive to give a sense of depth and space. Light inking creates the look of a bright blue sky.

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I added several layers of patterned papers to frame my scene, and placed all onto a base made of painted recycled cardboard for my favorite shabby look.

This is definitely putting me in the mood for some summer fun. How about you?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

PhotoPlay MAIN STREET PARADE 12 x 12 Collection Pack MS2220Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassTim Holtz Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDD36425Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT409653M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

Fun in the Sun with Photo Play Paper

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

Recently I had the great pleasure of creating some projects for Photo Play Paper using their new summer lines. Today I wanted to share one of the cards I made with their small-town Americana collection, Main Street Parade.

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Main Street Parade is an adorable patriotic collection, perfect for capturing all your summer memories or celebrating the 4th of July. It also works great for so much more. Like my little beach scene here. Anybody up for some fun in the sun?

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Of course these cute little stickers I used would work for the park or playground, but my favorite is the beach. That wavy blue border sticker looked just like ocean waves to me, and from there it was easy to create an ocean scene. Just a little ink blending for sky and sand. And then layers of sandy cardstock stickers. I added foam adhesive behind the tops of each image to give them a little dimension. Copic marker polka dots add a bit of shading and depth.

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I am so ready for some fun in the sun. But we would need some sun first, which seems to be seriously lacking around here.:)

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


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

PhotoPlay MAIN STREET PARADE 12 x 12 Collection Pack MS2220Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsFiskars - Squeeze Punch - Large - CloudRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT409653M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

Copic Sketch Marker E31 BRICK BEIGE CreamCopic Sketch Marker e00 COTTON PEARL Flesh Tone

My Creative Time: Stitched Squares Inside & Out die set

Sizzix Tutorial- Emphasized Embossing

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I have a fun technique and tutorial to share with you for adding interest and emphasis to a simple embossed background.

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I love the look of an embossed background. It’s such an easy way to add a little bit of extra detail to a project, without adding a lot of extra bulk. And although a plain embossed background looks great, it’s always fun to find other ways to use your crafty supplies. This Herringbone Texture Fade embossing folder from Tim Holtz’s new Dapper collection is really cool with its galvanized metal look. So why not bring it out of the background, and make it really shine? All you need is a paintbrush, a little bit of water, and your favorite colors of Distress Inks.

Here’s how:

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Cut cardstock for the card base. I used kraft-core Distress cardstock for the base, sanded and corners rounded. The top panel is watercolor paper, cut to 4″ x 4.5″.

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Place the watercolor paper in the Herringbone Texture Fade and run it through your die cutting machine using this standard sandwich for embossing: Extended Multipurpose Platform (open to Tab 1), Standard Cutting Pad, embossing folder with paper inside, Standard Cutting Pad.

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To emphasize the pattern on the embossed panel, I created vertical stripes using three colors of Distress Ink. Simply dab the inks onto a non-stick craft mat, and pick up the color using a wet paintbrush. I started with one color at a time, leaving space in between for additional colors. You can easily vary the intensity of the water colors by diluting for more or less water, as you like.

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As you finish with one color, repeat the process with all remaining inks. To keep the inks from flowing too much into each other, allow the paper to dry between colors.

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Isn’t that a fun look? I love how the stripes add so much extra detail to the card, and keeps the background from getting lost behind those larger Tea Time cups.

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I am crazy about some crackle! Gives these tea cups an instant sense of age and the look of fine old porcelain. And don’t you love those new Gilded Accents Remnant Rubs? Sigh…

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I added in a touch of kraft for that rustic look that I love. And a dab of messy Picket Fence Distress Paint, too. The large scalloped border is from the Stitched Ovals Thinlits set. And a die cut sentiment from Tim’s Script Friendship Words set.

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


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

Tim Holtz Core'dinations KRAFT CORE NOSTALGIC 12 x 12 Paper Stack GX-1920-00Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger 8.5 x 11 KRAFT CARDSTOCK Inkssentials Surfaces ISM35244Tim Holtz Sizzix HERRINGBONE Texture Fades Embossing Folder 661200Tim Holtz Sizzix Die TEA TIME Bigz 660234RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED OVALS Thinlits Die 661188Tim Holtz Sizzix FRIENDSHIP WORDS SCRIPT Thinlits Die 660225Tim Holtz Idea-ology GILDED ACCENTS REMNANT RUBS Findings TH93287Tim Holtz Idea-ology 1088 CHITCHAT STICKERS TH92998Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON TH93020Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TIM43294Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO TIM43218Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger Summer TIM35015Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDD36425Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium CRAZING TDA47957Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER Stapler Tool Mini Staples TH92800We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER 70904-6Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842

Time to Relax with Photo Play Paper

Hello my Crafty Friends! Happy Friday!

Recently I had the great fun and honor of creating some projects for Photo Play Paper using their new summer collections. And today I’m sharing the first of my cards here with you, featuring their adorable pool-side line,
Summer Daydreams.

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Summer Daydreams is so bright and happy, and filled with all sorts of summery fun. I would love to take a ride on a little scooter like this along the beach somewhere. Wouldn’t you?

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This happy little scene was made with a combination of patterned papers and cardstock stickers from the collection kit. I popped some of the elements up on foam tape for extra dimension and inked the background a nice summery blue. A cloud punch helps create the look of sky.

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My boy has been home a whole week already, so for us, summer vacation definitely starts now. I’m just missing the scooter. And the sunshine, actually. But I can deal with that!

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


The products I used are linked and/or listed below:

PhotoPlay Paper - Summer Daydreams Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsFiskars - Squeeze Punch - Large - CloudRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Peacock FeathersRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT409653M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

My Creative Time: Stitched Squares Inside & Out die set, Bunch of Fun Circles die set

Make a Wish with Sizzix and Tim Holtz

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

Today I have a shabby, sweet birthday card to share with you that I made for the Sizzix blog featuring fabulous dies and embossing folders from Tim Holtz’s newest collections.

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Of course we all know Tim’s fabulous Flower Garden stamps by now. Such favorites of mine. Mixed with them are two new Sizzix products from Tim’s line, the Stitched Ovals Thinlits die set and the Herringbone Texture Fade embossing folder.

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The Herringbone embossing folder is part of the new Dapper collection, which is decidedly masculine in styling and imagery, but I think it can be used for so much more. I went super pink and girly on this design, in honor of my mom’s upcoming birthday this month. And I think girly works just fine.

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My mom loves flowers, and her house is filled with antiques, so I went with a very vintage shabby look here with lots of worn edges, sanded surfaces, and Distress finishes. The flower was watercolored with Distress Inks, fussy cut, and popped up on foam tape for a bit of dimension. Gold embossing powder was added to the card base and frame. A little bit of glam with a whole lot of messy, just like me!😉

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

Thanks so much for stopping by! And thanks for all the sweet comments and support on the opening of my new Summer Shop. You guys are the BEST!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology SUBSTRATE SHEETS Paperie TH93291Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FLOWER GARDEN cms215Sizzix Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY 659798RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED OVALS Thinlits Die 661188Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Texture Fades - Embossing Folder - HerringboneRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Potting SoilTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger TIM20240Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ABANDONED CORAL TIM43188Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Embossing Ink ClearRanger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - Super Fine - GoldRanger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842

Strawberry Festival with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, Friends!

Every once in awhile, the Therm O Web team gets the opportunity to work with some of the latest and greatest fabric collections on the market. This month, the team had the chance to play with Jennifer Heynen’s adorable new Strawberry Festival line.

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Jennifer’s fabric collections are always so bright and happy, and Strawberry Festival is no exception. Since strawberry season is upon us here in North Carolina, I thought it was only fitting to go quite literal with my project. So what better time to create a few shabby sweet strawberry bowl fillers than now?

AudreyPettit Thermoweb StrawberrySetThese fun strawberries are so easy to create, even for beginner sewers. And they look as great tucked into a bowl for some seasonal home decor as they are functional as a pin cushion in the craft room.

audreypettit thermoweb strawberriesI used a variety of adorable Strawberry Festival prints to create my berries. The stems and toppers are from my own Distress-dyed fabric. And some golden seed beads from 28 Lilac Lane made for the perfect berry seeds, didn’t they? I have a full tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

audreypettit thermoweb strawberries2I had so much fun with my berries, I decided to make mini versions for one of my silly rag dolls. Meet Susie Strawberry.

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Susie and my strawberry prims will be available in my new Summer Shop on Sunday. So mark your calendars, if you are interested, for my grand opening!
Sunday, May 1st
10:00 am EST

There’s lots of fun summery, beachy, nautical, and patriotic primitives and rag dolls for you, including quite a few one-of-a-kinds! Hope to see you then!

Have a great weekend, everyone!