#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.

AudreyPettit PPP Mad4Plaid SummerFrame
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.

AudreyPettit Sizzix GardenHanger
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

Proud To Be with Therm O Web

Hello, Friends! Happy Friday!

This week, vendors, artists, and crafters gathered in Salt Lake City for the third annual Sierra Pacific Crafts Mixed Media Show. And this year, for the first time, Therm O Web attended, showing off the latest addition to the Deco Foil line up….. Watercolor Deco Foils. And our new Mixed Media Sheets, too.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb ProudToBeCanvasSo of course this show is all about mixed media, and since America just celebrated its independence day, I combined the two to make a patriotic altered canvas, perfect for adding a touch of Americana to my home decor for the summer.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb ProudToBeCanvas3True to mixed media style, this 8×8 canvas is filled with layers. The background started with patterned paper, followed by layers of paint, stain, markers, and modeling paste. I used a Tim Holtz star layering stencil to create a subtle texture, and then added shiny bright detail with the new watercolor foils.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb ProudToBeCanvas4If you look closely at the foiled areas, you can see the variation in color to the new watercolor foils. The Amber foil, used on the sparklers, has a beautiful metallic shine in a gold, silver, and copper watercolor wash. The Lapis foil, used to accent the firecrackers and the background, ranges  from shades of blue into metallic silver.

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My funky junk firecrackers were free-hand cut and doodled. Those poor things have been sanded, torn, inked, painted, and stained, for an aged feel. Think I may have nailed that part!  I added rope wicks that I actually set on fire, for a bit of lifelike char. All in the name of art. Haha😉

AudreyPettit Thermoweb ProudToBeCanvas2The papers are oldies, but goodies. The Freedom collection from Authentique. I pieced several prints for the firecrackers. And cut the sentiment from the papers, too.

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

And here’s a peek at our 5 New Watercolor Deco Foil Transfer Sheets. From left to right: Amber, Emerald, Amethyst, Lapis and Summer Rainbow (coming soon!)

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Prima Flowers 8 X 8 WATERCOLOR CANVAS PANEL 585686iCraft® DECO FOIL™ Liquid Adhesive 2.1ozTim Holtz Layering Stencil STARS THS008Faber-Castell MANGA BLACK PITT Artist Pens 167132Tim Holtz Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDD36425Tim Holtz Distress Paint BROKEN CHINA Ranger TDD36319Tim Holtz Distress Paint BLACK SOOT Ranger TDD36302Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stain ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TDW29816Tim Holtz Distress Markers GATHERED TWIGS Ranger TDM38207Ranger TEXTURE PASTE 4oz INK44444Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE TDA47933

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Mad 4 Plaid with Photo Play Paper

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

Today I have another Photo Play Paper project to share. A sweet girly card, made with their fun B-Side collection, Mad 4 Plaid.

AudreyPettit PPP Mad4Plaid #FunCard
This is Delightful, the more girly of the two ranges of prints in the Mad 4 Plaid series. And if you love checks and plaids and ginghams, you are going to love all the options in this collection. I pulled out patterns in one of my all time favorite color combos, blue and orange. And then mixed in a bit of hot pink for a bright, summertime look.

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The stickers I used are from the Mad 4 Plaid line, too, layered with foam tape for a bit of dimension. I cut triangles from the paper to use as photo corners, and wrapped the card with crisp white twine. A Tim Holtz doily die cut from solid white adds a break between all the plaids.

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Hope you all are having some summer lovin’ #fun in your neck of the woods! And thanks for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

PhotoPlay DELIGHTFUL PLAID 12 x 12 Collection Pack BSD2288Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Sizzix DISTRESSED DOILY On the Edge Die 657496Hemptique WHITE Hemp Cord Twine 0292873M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

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Summer Blog Party with Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane

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Hello Crafty Friends, and welcome to the Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane Blog Party! I am so excited to be joining the hop today, featuring the fabulous 28 Lilac Lane collection from my talented friend, May Flaum! We’ve got six amazing bloggers participating in the line-up today, with lots of prizes to give away and fun projects to share. I hope you enjoy!

AudreyPettit 28LilacLane HappyBirthdayCard
I have been trying to build up my stash of birthday cards lately, so I have a bright floral card to share today, perfect for a summer birthday. My main panel has been stamped and colored with copics, and added onto a layered background.

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I chose patterned prints to match my flowers, and included lots of nice, bold black to make everything pop. And then of course my flowers and panel were dressed up with lovely flat-backed pearls and seed beads from 28 Lilac Lane. These pretties are from the Hello, Sunshine Decorative Embellishments Bottle.

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28 Lilac Lane is available in stores now, including and   and directly from www.buttonsgaloreandmore.com, as well.


Giveaway: Buttons Galore and more will be giving away some 28 Lilac Lane kits! Each blogger participating today is picking a favorite kit and one winner per blog will be selected. To be entered for your chance to win, leave a comment by July 11th, 2016. For more chances to win be sure to leave comments on all of the blogs participating today. A list of winners will be posted to www.mayflaum.com on July 12th with instructions on claiming your prize!

My favorite kit? Attic Findings! Love all these dreamy creams and blues for summer or beachy projects, and more.

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Link-up:

For more inspiration, please check out all of the bloggers participating today:

May Flaum http://www.mayflaum.com

Chari Moss  http://www.mossymade.com/

Ashli Oliver http://purplemailbox.blogspot.com/

Audrey Pettit  https://audreypettit.wordpress.com/
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Nina-Marie Trapani http://ninamariedesign.com/

Emma Williams http://stickydots.blogspot.com/

Have fun, everyone! Thanks for stopping by!


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

PhotoPlay Paper - Happy Glamper Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - PennantsPhotoPlay Paper - Fresh Picked Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - From Our KitchenNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger Surfaces BLACK CARDSTOCK ISB42105*Sizzix Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY 65979828 Lilac Lane - Decorative Embellishment Bottle - Hello Sunshine28 Lilac Lane ATTIC FINDINGS Embellishment Kit LL103Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP314683M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

Stamps: Stampin’Up- Hope in Bloom
Dies: My Creative Time- Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More
Copic Markers

A Good Day with Sizzix and Tim Holtz- A Tutorial

Happy Monday, Crafty Friends!
And Happy 4th of July!

My dear friend, Paige, had her big 50th birthday this weekend. The girls and I are getting together in a few days to celebrate, and in the mean time, I’ve been working on her card. It’s a tag and a card, all rolled into one, made with some of my favorite Sizzix Tim Holtz dies. And today I wanted to share it with you.

AudreyPettit Sizzix GoodDayTag
I think my most well-loved Sizzix die has got to be this Tag & Bookplates die by Tim Holtz. It’s just the perfect size for art tags or gift tags, or even card tags, like I’ve made here. This will work great for hanging on Paige’s gift bag. And what I like is that this tag opens up with plenty of room for a note on the inside.

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I keep gravitating back to this Barista collection by BasicGrey. Love the color combo so much, and since Paige is a neutral-lover like me, I think she will like it, too. I pieced several prints for the background of the tag, and die cut one of Tim’s new doily dies from patterned paper, as well. And then topped them all with a few of Tim’s new Wildflowers, water-colored to match.

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Here’s a quick tutorial, if you’d like to learn more.

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Begin by die cutting one whole tag and one partial tag from patterned paper. I die cut the hole re-inforcer, included on the die, as well. When die cutting with Bigz dies like this, simply sandwich the die and paper between two standard cutting pads before running through your die cutting machine.

AudreyPettit Sizzix GoodDayTag Tut2
Next, die cut the new Doily #2 Thinlits die from contrasting patterned paper. Here it is after going through my machine, and you can see how intricate this cut is. Instead of trying to poke all those little pieces out one by one, here’s a good tip.

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Place the die and stuck paper down onto the Sizzix Foam Pad, and roll over the back with the Die Brush. The paper will pop right out of the die, and the brush will remove all the little inner pieces, too.

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Adhere the partial tag onto the bottom of the whole tag, trimming off any excess, as necessary. Add the doily to the center, cutting off the outside edges.  Lightly ink over the edges of the tag and doily with brown Distress Ink and an ink blending tool. Add a thin strip of paper over the seam where the two paper edges meet, and tie a ribbon around the middle of the tag.

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Die cut a variety of Wildflower Thinlits from watercolor paper. I used three pieces for my tag.

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Watercolor the flowers using Distress Inks mixed with water and a wet paintbrush. I pulled colors from my patterned papers for my flowers. Pumice Stone and Black Soot for stems, and Mustard Seed and Wild Honey for the flowers.

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Add die cut flowers and sentiment sticker to the left side of the tag, popping up a few areas with foam tape for dimension. Apply clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to the flower heads.

To create the card opening, die cut another whole tag from matching paper. Using a bone folder or scoring tool, score across the top of the tag. Fold the top flap back and forth a couple of times to loosen the hinge. Apply adhesive to the top flap, and adhere the two tags together.

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Now your tag opens like a card, with lots of space for messages and notes.

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It’s overcast and rainy here today, so not a great day for picnics and fireworks. I hope that whatever you are doing today, it’s filled with bright, sunny skies. And from my holiday house to yours…

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Happy Independence Day!!


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Sizzix Tim Holtz Movers Shapers Alterations Die Cutting Template Tag BookplatesSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - WildflowersSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Doily 2Sizzix Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY 659798Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Mustard SeedTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320Sizzix - Accessory - Die Brush and Foam Pad for Wafer-Thin DiesRanger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT409653M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE PermanentSizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And White 660425Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

BasicGrey Barista Collection: Patterned Paper, Cardstock Sticker, Embellishment Kit