Scrapbook & Cards Today Card Corner

Hi Friends! Waving a giant hello to you all from the sunny state of California!

This past week I had the great pleasure of sharing a guest post over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog, and today I am happy to share one of my card projects here with you, too. Since it’s now June, and I am in vacation mode, it seemed the perfect time to play with Photo Play Paper’s new outdoorsy summer collections, Lakeside and Campfire.

I absolutely adore these new nature-inspired collections, and love how beautifully they work together. I am a sucker for cute little critters, so couldn’t resist using this adorable bear stamp for both of the cards I made, and mixing a bit of paper from both collections to complete my scenes.


I stamped the bear onto watercolor paper and colored the image with Zig Clean Color markers before die cutting with the coordinating die shape. Love how the bear is just peeking in from the corner of the frame.

I’ve got more details and a complete supply list, as well as a second camp card to share, up on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog, if you’d like to see more. And be sure to enter the prize giveaway HERE for a chance to win these awesome Photo Play Paper stamps, dies, and collection kits.

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

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A Father’s Day Tutorial with Ranger Ink

Hello, Crafty Friends!
Thanks for stopping by!

Father’s Day Card by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com
I’m off to a bit of a late start to my week, with a Tuesday post instead of my usual Monday. It’s been busy here, with lots of things on my to-do list….. but busy in a very good way. Tomorrow we’re heading out on vacation. I’m going home, friends! Home to visit my family. 🙂


It’s a very rare occurrence for me, but this year I get to spend Father’s Day with my dad. And of course a special occasion like that calls for a handmade card. So I have pulled out some of my favorite inky Ranger and Tim Holtz goodies to create this retro, masculine Father’s Day card for him, which I’m very excited to be sharing this week on the Ranger Ink blog.


My parents live near San Francisco, so it seems only fitting to pull out this amazing Tim Holtz Cityscape die for his Father’s Day card this year. I love all the individual pieces that come in this collection, but for this card, I used one of the border dies to create a quick and easy city scene, layered onto a Stitched Rectangles die cut frame.


I pulled out some of the darker range of Distress inks to watercolor the buildings, and then added highlights to the vellum windows with a yellow Distress marker. The sky was water-colored, too, with a golden glow for a sunny background.


I added some stamps and splatters, and a grungy finish with opaque Texture Paste. Papers from the Memoranda paper stash and a die cut sentiment banner.

I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more!

P.S.~ Today is the last chance to snatch up the few remaining goodies in my AudOnes Prims shop before I close for vacation. There’s still a couple of items from my nautical summer mini-release, and even a few remaining spring prims, as well. Last chance!

 

 

Have a wonderful day, everyone! I’m heading out tomorrow, but hope to visit and post while I’m away.  So, my friends, I will see you all soon!


Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA Paperie TH93550Tim Holtz Core'dinations KRAFT CORE NOSTALGIC 12 x 12 Paper Stack GX-1920-00Silhouette America - 8.5 x 11 Vellum PackSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Cityscape, SkylineTim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED RECTANGLES Thinlits Die 661189Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Sentiment Words, ThinTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps HABERDASHERY CMS105May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Chipped SapphireTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FADED JEANS Ranger TIM21452Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Stormy SkyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Ground EspressoTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Marker - Wild HoneyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3Ranger Ink - Texture Paste - Opaque CrackleRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Palette Knife Set - Black - 4 PiecesTim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP Block Tool Sand TH92482Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

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The Granby Necklace with Tim Holtz Assemblage

Hello, Crafty Friends!
Happy, Happy Friday!

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I have been having the most fun playing with the new Tim Holtz Assemblage collection, and today I am excited to share my latest jewelry piece with you! This one I am calling my Granby necklace, once again named for the beautiful tag charm I used.


I know I’ve mentioned lots of things that I love about this jewelry line, but I have to say it again… each piece is so beautifully crafted, and I’m in awe of just how many different finishes and findings there are to choose from.


So far, I’ve managed to make necklaces in both a gunmetal and antique brass finish (click here and here if you missed those posts), and today I have a bright silver piece to share, accented with my most favorite stone ever, turquoise. Once again I’ve taken lots of photos, and will walk you through the assembly process for all of those wishing to create their own Granby accessories.


One of my favorite things about creating my own handmade jewelry is having the ability to mix and match many different pieces into one. For this necklace, I have combined three silver chains, and love the visual texture that adds. And better yet, I still have pieces of leftover chain that are perfect for making a matching bracelet. Bonus! For this necklace, I began with the Silver Textured Loop chain, with a Flat Toggle clasp added in the middle. At the right end, I added a Diamonds & Pearls charm and and one of the smaller Turquoise Medallions.


From the bottom of the medallion, I added two chains, a 5″ length of Silver Delicate Loop chain, and a 7″ length of Silver Link chain. Simply open up a link on any of the chains to create lengths in any size. At the halfway point on the Silver Link section, I added the focal point dangle, made from many pieces but soooo easy to put together. First I attached a Pearl & Ornate Frame Pendant, with a Sparkling Rondelle added to the same jump ring. From the frame itself, hangs the Tags Charm followed by another Diamonds & Pearls charm.


At the other end is a repeat of elements. The chains are attached to the second Turquoise Medallion, and then the medallion links to the other side of the necklace. I also added another Diamonds & Pearls charm to pull it all together.

So fun, and really easy, too! Remember all Tim Holtz Assemblage products are available through Joanne Fabric & Craft stores or online at joann.com, and now through Simon Says Stamp, too.

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


The products I used are linked below:

Tim Holtz Assemblage 18 INCH DELICATE SILVER LOOP CHAIN THA20012Tim Holtz Assemblage 18 INCH SILVER LINK CHAIN THA20013Tim Holtz Assemblage 18 INCH SILVER TEXTURED LOOP CHAIN THA20015Tim Holtz Assemblage PEARL AND ORNATE FRAME PENDANT THA20077Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 3 MEDALLIONS CHARMS TURQUOISE THA20049Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 3 TAGS CHARMS THA20048Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 12 DIAMONDS AND PEARLS CHARMS THA20028Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 8 SPARKLING RONDELLS CHARMS THA20046Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 6 FLAT TOGGLES CLASPS THA20052Tim Holtz Assemblage PACK OF 60 JUMP RINGS FINDINGS ASSORTED THA20063

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AudOnes Prims Nautical Summer Mini-Release

Hi Friends!
I am so happy today to share with you the release of my new nautical summer collection at AudOnes Prims! This is a very small release, available for one short week only before I put my shop on summer vacation. But I’m super excited to share it with you, and I hope that you will love it as much as I do!


Tomorrow is the first of June already, and like many of you, I’ve got summer on my mind. I am so ready to hit the beach, and soak up the sun. And that is what has inspired my latest collection. This mini release is filled with the cutest little sea creatures, made from the most adorable seaside fabric collection ever.


In honor of my reveal today, I decided to spruce up my front entryway in a beach theme to match. Great excuse for a little summer decorating to kick off the season, and a chance to get a peek at my new shop goodies, too.


As many of you already know, I have a small “thing” for transferware dishes, and love to collect them in all colors and patterns. I usually pair the blues with red for an Americana theme for summer, but this time I kept to a crisp blue and white palette for a more beach cottage kind of look, mixed in with lots of my favorite things.


As always, my decorating is an absolute mish-mash, but it’s this random assortment of life’s treasures that do bring the most joy. I’m really liking how the new prims fit right in. That whale is looking pretty happy to be here, don’t you think?


My new nautical collection consists of a couple of sea friends pillows and some cute critters, too. I’m sure you’ll be able to spot them all!




My new summer mini-release will be available in my shop at 10:00 a.m. EST this morning.
I do hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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May Flowers with Photo Play Paper

Hi sweet friends, happy Monday!
And a very happy Memorial Day to those in the States!


With just a few days left in May, it hit me that I had better hurry up and share this altered frame project that I made for Photo Play Paper. This is a mix of their adorable Bloom and Hoppy Easter collections, dressing up an old 5×7 desk frame for the spring season.


This pretty Bloom journaling card is my favorite from the collection, so wanted to use it for the focal point in this home decor. I matted the card on crisp white cardstock, and added a bit of machine stitched detailing around the edge to help it pop, before layering it onto a polka dotty background. I like to remove the glass from my frames so that I can build up the layers without worrying about space. Love the 3D effect you get with just a little bit of foam adhesive. Creates a bit of a shadowbox look, don’t you think?


The frame was originally plain brown wood, which didn’t really fit the design. So I added a quick whitewash of paint, and then adhered thin strips of patterned paper to the thicker edges. White pearl buttons jazz up the corners. All finished off with a simple twine bow.

 P.S.-
I’m kicking off summer here in my shop on Wednesday, May 31st with a nautical-themed mini release. This release is small, but packed with bright summer vibes and the cutest little sea creatures ever! My shop will be open just one week, before it closes for summer vacation, so if you’re interested, be sure to shop early!


AudOnes Prims Summer Mini-Release
Opening May 31st, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. EST

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


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

Photo Play Paper - Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Bloom Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsTherm O Web 3D MOUNTING SQUARES White Foam 3777

Other: Buttons, Twine (The Twinery)

Life is Lovely with Photo Play Paper

Hi Friends! Happy Fri-yay!
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

Other: Twine

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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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