He’s Checking His List with PhotoPlay Paper


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! I’m back today with another card to share that I made with PhotoPlay Paper’s adorable holiday collection, Not a Creature Was Stirring. This time, I mixed 6×6 paper and ephemera die cuts with the coordinating stamps and dies.


PhotoPlay has come out with pre-cut and scored white A2 card bases, and I love how eliminating that one simple step really speeds up the card making process. I layered the card base with patterned paper from the 6×6 paper pad and then wrapped the center with twine. The tag, present, white circle (flipped to the back side), and banner flag are from the ephemera die cut pack. The cute mouse and sentiment are from the matching stamp set, which were colored and die cut with the coordinating dies.


It’s a big day at my house. My son’s 25th birthday! Wishing him, and all of you, a super wonderful day!!


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

Color Play - Card Bases - A2 - 20 PackPhoto Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhoto Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - Clear Photopolymer StampsPhoto Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - Etched Die SetPhoto Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - EphemeraTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

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Not a Creature Was Stirring with PhotoPlay Paper


Happy Friday, crafty friends! I’m smiling to myself as I write this post, thinking how this is that crazy time of year when it’s technically still summer, but that you begin to bounce back and forth between Fall, Halloween, and Christmas projects. But today I am doing just that, with this cute holiday card featuring the new Not a Creature Was Stirring collection from PhotoPlay Paper.


I love a good critter collection, and Not a Creature Was Stirring is just that, filled with lots of adorable little holiday mice. This guy is from the ephemera die cut pack, layered with strips and blocks of patterned papers from the 6×6 paper pad. The white circle is a piece of ephemera flipped to the back side, which is a great way to utilize images and prints that might not otherwise work on your design.


Christmas in August is a thing, right? 😀
How about you, friends? Any of you started on your holiday cards for the year?


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

Color Play - Card Bases - A2 - 20 PackPhoto Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhoto Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - Ephemera

Twine

Dreams do Come True with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, crafty friends! This week, we have fun new products to celebrate at Therm O Web with the release of a line of five fairytale-inspired shimmery colors of iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Sheets.


Today I am sharing a set of cards on the Therm O Web blog featuring two of the new fairytale-inspired colors of iCraft Deco Foil, Prince Periwinkle and Glass Slipper.


The paper collection I’ve used is an older one from PhotoPlay Paper but talk about a fabulous color match for the new foils, and how perfect for our theme this week. I have combined papers, stickers, and cut-apart journaling cards with my current favorite polka dot stencil to create fun and whimsical party cards with amazing foiled backgrounds.


The iridescent shine of these new foil colors is amazing, and I love how they change colors depending on how the light hits them. Almost magical, wouldn’t you say?

I used the new Transfer Gel Duo to apply the foil, and the great thing about this new formulation is that it can be used with or without heat to transfer. If you’d like to learn more, I’ve got all the details and step-by-step instructions up on the Therm O Web blog today.

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


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

Scrapbook.com - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - 50 PackPhoto Play Paper - Cake Collection - Rainbow Sprinkles - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsRanger Ink - Simon Hurley - 6 x 6 Stencils - Bubble WrapDeco Foil Transfer Sheets - Prince PeriwinkleDeco Foil Transfer Sheets - Glass SlipperTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Transfer Gel - DUO - 4 OuncesTherm O Web - iCraft - Repositionable Adhesive - Pixie Spray For Stencils - 3.8 OuncesTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Stencil Pal - 4 x 5.5 - 2 PackRoyal Sovereign 12 INCH Laminator Machine CL1223

GinaK Designs Cardstock: Jelly Bean Green
PhotoPlay Paper Cake Rainbow Sprinkles 12×12 Collection Kit
Therm O Web Stitched Circles Large Die Set

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Ahoy Mate with PhotoPlay Paper


Hello crafty friends, happy Monday to you! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It was literally hot as blazes here in the heart of North Carolina over the past few days. No doubt that summer is in full swing. Perfect time to share this nautical card that I made for PhotoPlay Paper featuring their adorable Monterey Bay collection.


You all may have noticed this card on my blog header over the past few months, but I have actually been waiting for the warm weather to hit to share the full project (and that time is NOW). In fact I made this card for PhotoPlay back in January for Creativation, and it was probably my absolute favorite project that I got to make for the show. I mean come on!!! Look at that fantastic walrus in his little sailor suit! Could you not just die?


Layers of patterned papers mixed with border stickers, ephemera die cuts, and cardstock stickers from the kit. I do so love me a good nautical design. And growing up near the real Monterey Bay in California, this collection stirs up some nostalgia and childhood memories in the best possible way.

Did any of you grow up near the ocean? East coast or west coast? I have to say, having lived on both coasts, I’d be hard pressed to choose.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you a fantastic week ahead!


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

Photo Play Paper - Monterey Bay Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Monterey Bay Collection - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces - EphemeraSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stacked TagsDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

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You are My Honey Bee with CardMaps

Happy Monday, crafty friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today I am sharing a card that I made for the July CardMaps sketches on the PageMaps blog.

Here is the fun sketch that I used, and my take on it featuring the adorable Wild Honey collection from Photo Play Paper.


I used to be terrified of bees when I was little, but now I just love them. As soon as I saw the bee images in the sketch, I knew just what to do. The Wild Honey line has lots of sweet bee stickers to chose from. The sentiment and bee hive are from the sticker sheet, too. I popped some of the images up with foam tape to give a bit of depth and dimension to this simple design.


Crisp white cardstock and a layer of patterned paper. I used the old postage stamp Sizzix die set to cut the four blocks of contrasting paper.


So bright and happy for the summertime months.  And filled with bees, which just makes me smile.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have an amazing week ahead!


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

Scrapbook.com - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - 50 PackPhoto Play Paper - Wild Honey Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily White

Sizzix Stacked Postage Thinlits Die Set

Celebrate with July CardMaps

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Hello, crafty friends! Happy Wednesday and happy July to you! It’s the start of a new month and a new quarter, and that means that today marks the release of a brand new set of card sketches over on the PageMaps site. I had the great fun of creating some projects with the new sketches, and am happy to share them with you here on the blog, starting today with a little patriotic number just in time for the 4th of July.


Here is the fun sketch that I used, and my take on it featuring the adorable Gnome for the Holidays 4th of July collection by Photo Play Paper.


As you can see, I followed the sketch very closely, and love how quickly and easily this came together. Just simple layers of crisp white cardstock mixed with bold Americana prints from the paper kit.


I made my own tag out of one of the patterned papers to get the perfect fit for the center of the card. And then used stacked circle dies to take a notch out of the side to fit the design. The sentiment and the gnome and BBQ are cardstock stickers, popped up with foam tape for a bit of dimension.


Such a fun collection. These silly gnomes just make me smile. There is a whole series of Gnome for the Holidays now, if you haven’t seen. And for a few more days (until July 9, 2020), Becky is offering raffle tickets for a chance to win this amazing collection giveaway shown below, all in honor of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Details and ticket purchase can be found on the PageMaps website HERE.

Such a great cause, and an amazing raffle prize, too. Good luck to all! And don’t forget to check out all the new July PageMaps and CardMaps sketches for tons of crafting inspiration.

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Scrapbook.com - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - 50 PackPhoto Play Paper - Gnome for July 4th Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackHoney Bee Stamps - Honey Cuts - Steel Craft Dies - Circle Thin FramesDress My Craft - Hole Punch - One Quarter Inch Circle

So Happy with Photo Play Paper


Happy Friday, crafty friends! Once again we’ve made it to the weekend. Hope you are all doing well in your neck of the woods. Today I’m rounding out a week of Photo Play Paper projects with one last card made with my favorite of their summer collections, Wild Honey.


I went back to my roots of using lots of patterned papers on this one. I just can’t help myself when it comes to all of those fabulous prints. I chose a bright and happy pink for the main background, and then layered with several strips of contrasting papers. The focal panel is the backside of the cut-apart journaling card sheet. A great way to use journaling cards that may not otherwise suit.


I rounded the two right corners, and tied twine around the bottom of the card. The sentiment and bicycle are cardstock stickers that were popped up with foam adhesive for a bit of depth and dimension. Simple and sweet, and I love that this card could work for many occasions.


Here’s a peek back at my trio of Wild Honey cards for this week. Bumblebees, butterflies, and bicycles… such a fun and happy collection.

Hope you are keeping well out there! Our governor is cracking back down on restrictions starting at 5 pm today. Our Covid case numbers continue to skyrocket here in North Carolina. Scary stuff. Stay safe! And thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Photo Play Paper - Wild Honey Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

Twine

One Day at a Time with Photo Play Paper


Hello, crafty friends! I’m back today with another card that I made with the adorable Wild Honey summer collection from Photo Play Paper.


The beautiful butterfly panel is from the cut-apart journaling card sheet, and was cut down to fit the front of the card panel, leaving enough room for a thin border across the top and bottom. The sentiment was already printed on the card, so I just added a few additional paper strip banners and a scattering of enamel dots for accent.


Then the inside was finished off with a cardstock sticker.

I love a simple card design where the journaling cards do all the work for you. Particularly when it’s hard to find the right words to say. This card is so fitting for our current situation, isn’t it? Hope you are all managing to take it just one day at a time.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Scrapbook.com - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - 50 PackPhoto Play Paper - Wild Honey Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackSimple Stories - I Am Collection - Enamel Dots

A Wild Honey Hello with Photo Play Paper


Happy Monday, crafty friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend and that you were able to celebrate all those special men in your lives yesterday for Father’s Day. Today I have a just-for-fun card to share that I made with the adorable Wild Honey collection from PhotoPlay Paper.


I absolutely love honey bees, so this collection is really one of my favorites from the summer release. I used one of the cut-apart journaling cards for the sentiment, just cutting some small notches from the top and bottom with a circle punch.


The stickers were popped up with foam dots, then a few die cut circles for layering, and a simple twine tie. This card was based upon a sketch from the April CardMaps sketches on the PageMaps blog.

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Photo Play Paper - Wild Honey Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Paper Punch - Circle, SmallMay Arts CHAMPAGNE Baker's Twine Twisted Ribbon 41202*

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Sending Sunshine with Therm O Web


Happy Thursday, crafty friends! There’s nothing like pulling a bit of happy mail out of the post box, and with the current situation of quarantine and COVID 19, this holds true even more so than ever. So today I am sharing a festive and happy card that is sure to brighten up anyone’s day and fill a mailbox full of sunshine.


I made this card for Therm O Web this past week, and it features two of the GinaK Designs stamp sets along with the soft velvety texture of iCraft Deco Foil Flock transfer sheets. I love all the different ways that the flock sheets can be used and how they add a different visual element to a design. I used the flock as-is here, but also die cut and stamped on it, too. I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.


Sending lots of sunshine your way, friends! Be well!


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

Scrapbook.com - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - 25 PackGina K Designs - Stamp 'n Stencil - 5.5 x 8.5 - Stamp Set - Crazy DaisyGina K Designs - Stamp n Foil - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Graphic SunflowersGina K Designs - Stamp n Foil - Craft Dies - Graphic SunflowersTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Flock Transfer Sheets - Sunshine Yellow - 4 PackGina K Designs WILD DANDELION Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE43Gina K Designs JELLY BEAN GREEN Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE38Ranger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Potting Soil

Fiskars border punch