Hello Friends, happy Wednesday! I’m back today with another Christmas in July card, made with BasicGrey’s new Juniper Berry collection.
This 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.
The 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.
I 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.
That’s two Christmas cards for me this year. I’m on a roll! Haha
Hi everyone, and happy Monday! It’s the last week of July already, can you all believe that? just enough time, if I hurry, to squeeze in some Christmas in July projects before the month is over.
This is BasicGrey’s new holiday collection for 2015, Juniper Berry. Such a super fun line in a mix of traditional holiday colors and prints with a bit of natural woodland kraft thrown in, too. I love it when a collection offers as much versatility as this one does. And seriously… how can one resist that adorable penguin in a sweater?
How about you guys? Anyone started on their holiday projects for the year?
Hello Friends! Happy, happy Friday! I’ve got some Simple Stories for you today. A quick and easy card made with the Lovely SN@P! Pack.
Simple Stories’ SN@P! Packs are seriously a ton of fun. Each kit collection contains well over a hundred pieces of pre-cut journaling cards and die cut ephemera Absolutely perfect for pocket scrapbooking, of course, but also great for so much more.
Included in the Lovely SN@P! Pack are these adorable little 2″x2″ journaling cards you see here. So fabulous for creating quick and easy blocked designs, and small enough to work perfectly on cards.
One of the best things about SN@P! cards are the pre-printed images and titles that are great for journaling, but also make fabulous instant card sentiments, too. Love that these cards are all double-sided, for even more creative possibilities. I added a few Lovely die cuts, a bit of twine, and enamel dots, and this super easy, but super cute, card is complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
All supplies are linked below:
Hello Friends, thanks for stopping by! Today I have a tag to share with you, made with a sweet new collection from Authentique called Devoted.
I know from the look of my tag, and the name of the line, you are probably thinking that Devoted is a love themed collection…. and I guess that is true in a way, if you love your pets. Because that’s what Devoted is. The cutest dog and cat pet collection you ever did see.
But as always, Authentique’s themed lines can be used for so much more. I used one of my favorite journaling cards here on my simple tag, and love that it could be used for many different occasions. New baby, a note to your child, or yes…. for that someone special.
I added a mix of trims in a range of neutral colors for detail and texture. Tucked a journaling card from the Legacy collection behind for a small pop of extra color. Love how well Authentique collections work together.
And speaking of Authentique collections, have you checked out the blog this week? Yesterday they revealed one of two new Christmas lines, and tomorrow….. tomorrow is the big Halloween reveal! And you all know how I feel about that! :D
Devoted Collection Kit
Legacy Collection Kit
Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die- Tag & Bookplates
Some of you may remember that Spellbinder’s has recently been celebrating the release of their brand new Sapphire machine with a partner blog hop across the web. Their last stop was at BasicGrey, and I got to join in with a couple of card projects featuring BasicGrey’s beautiful Tea Garden collection along with new Spellbinder dies. I’ve shared the first card with you before, and today I’m back with the second.
This sweet thank you card uses a mixture of Tea Garden papers and stamps, along with Spellbinder’s Mini Medallion One die set. I used the dies to create a fun layered flower for the focal point of the design. The mini medallions are petite dies, and may get a bit lost on their own, but stacking and layering die cuts like this is a great way to call attention to some of those smaller dies you may have. I added a stamped Tea Garden flower image in between the two layers, and popped up each with foam dots for depth and dimension.
For extra detail, I stamped the Garden Tile Pattern cling stamp onto patterned paper, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder before die cutting the smallest medallion from the paper. Just that little touch adds a whole lot of character to the flower. I used the same stamp on the background panel, too, to tie everything together.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!
BasicGrey Tea Garden Collection:
Green Tea 12×12 Paper
6×6 Paper Pad
Tea Flowers Clear Stamp Set
You’re Pretty Sweet Clear Stamp Set
Garden Tile Pattern Cling Stamp
Candy Buttons – Coral/Grass Shapes
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink
Tsukineko VersaMark Ink
Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine Clear
Spellbinder’s Dies: Mini Medallion One
Therm O Web 3D Adhesive Squares
Therm O Web Memory Tape Runner XL
The unfinished wood section of your local big box craft store is a great place to find unique and inexpensive home decor projects. I recently found this fun chalkboard frame at mine for only $1, and right away I thought what a cute menu board this would make, dressed up in BasicGrey’s new Barista collection.
I absolutely adore the colors and prints in Barista, and how all the black and white accents really play up the chalkboard theme. And seriously, what could be more perfect for a menu board than this fun food-related line?
Altering wooden frames is always a fun project, and it’s really easy, too. I simply adhered thin strips of patterned paper to the edges of the frame, then made a pretty topper from a couple of layers of contrasting papers and one of the larger Barista journaling cards, trimmed down to fit my space.
You can use your tape runner to adhere the papers, or almost any adhesive will do. But my favorite glue for adding paper to raw wood is Therm O Web’s SuperStik Glue Stick. Gives you a nice uniform coating of adhesive over the entire surface, and holds firm. Then a light sanding along the sides with a sanding tool or nail file removes the excess paper and seals the edges.
You can find more details on today’s project over at the BasicGrey blog. And I’ll link you to the products used below.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a super wonderful weekend!
BasicGrey Barista Collection
Latte 12×12 Paper
Hot Chocolate 12×12 Paper
Chai 12×12 Paper
Journaling Card Sheet
Die Cut Frames
Buttons, Sequins & Twine Pack
Therm O Web SuperStik Glue Stick
Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today I have a summertime sewing project to share with you.
This cute little owl plushie is a great sewing project for crafters of all ages and skill levels. If you’re handy with a sewing machine, you can turn out this little guy in just a matter of minutes. But if that’s not your skill set, no problem…. this sweet project can just as easily be sewn by hand, or held together with any one of Therm O Web’s fabric adhesives…. or even hot glue will due in a pinch.
The girls and I recently made these cute owls at one of our crafty play dates. This week, we happened to have Paige’s two nieces with us, as well as my own Little Missy, so we needed a project that was quick and easy for all. The basic owl outline can be very easily hand-drawn, or there are lots of free patterns available on the internet. The eyes and beak are very simple also. Just freehand circles and triangles, cut from felt. No pattern needed.
The best part about crafting with a group is seeing how different each project turns out. I dressed my owl in summer patriotic colors with a big checkered bow and a branch perch. Some rusty wire for a hanger. And a pretty rolled flower made from Therm O Web iCraft gold deco foil.
I’ve got a tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more. And if you’re interested in any of the Therm O Web products I used today, I’ll link you to the supplies below.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful day!
iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Sheets- Gold
iCraft Deco Foil White Foam Adhesive
Fabric Fuse Liquid Glue
Stitchn’Sew Sew-In Fleece