A Sweet as Honey Mother’s Day with PhotoPlay Paper

Happy Thursday, crafty friends! With Mother’s Day quickly approaching this weekend, I thought now was the perfect time to share this mom card that I made for PhotoPlay Paper featuring their adorable Sweet as Honey collection.

As you may guess from the cute garden gnome, Sweet as Honey is a continuation of the popular Tulla & Norbert product line that PhotoPlay began releasing last year. This kit is perfect for spring and summer with it’s bright sunny colors and garden theme filled with flowers and bees. I created an outdoorsy scene for my card using stickers from the collection and a couple of die sets. I really love all the flowers, and I think most moms would, too.

To turn this card from an everyday card into a Mother’s Day card, I used a sentiment die set from PhotoPlay’s Say it With Stamps collection to die cut the word Mom into the front of the card. Once die cut, I nestled the wording back in place, adhering it to the inside of the card to create a fun, peek-a-boo window for a little element of surprise.

I hope all of you celebrating Mother’s Day this Sunday have an amazing weekend! And thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Core'dinations - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock - Value Pack - Black Cat - 50 sheets Sizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Cardstock Sheets - 80 Sheets Photo Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert's Sweet As Honey Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Circle Play Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders
PhotoPlay Paper Say it With Stamps Mom & Dad Etched Dies
Stampin’Up Twine

Last Minute Easter Tags with Photoplay Paper

Hello crafty friends! Today we find ourselves on the last day of March already, with Easter just a few short days away. So today I wanted to share one last Easter project with you… a pair of gift tags made with Photoplay Paper’s spring collection of this year, Baskets of Bunnies.

These tags are a great last minute holiday project, as they are so quick and easy to make. Simply layer some patterned papers and then trim them into strips of any size. Round the bottom corners and snip off the top corners at an angle. Punch a hole, add a few cute stickers, and tie with twine. Presto!

Easter is definitely early this year, which is really speeding up the time. It’s my wee missy Nik’s birthday right after, too, so we will be celebrating this weekend. I’m glad to have a few gift tags ready to dress up her packages.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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

 

Sizzix - Surfaces - 8.5 x 11 - Cardstock Pack - 60 Pack - Eclectic Colors Photo Play Paper - Baskets of Bunnies Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders EK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

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2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 8


Happy Friday, crafty friends! As I mentioned in a previous post, from now until December I am on a mission to make at least one holiday card a week during a crafty Zoom session with my friend, Kathie. It’s one way to stay connected to friends and family during these quarantine days, and a great way to build up my stash of cards for the year at the same time. I am calling this my 2021 Christmas Card Project, and each week I hope to share my progress with you.

For week 8, I made a trio of cards with an older holiday collection, Photoplay Paper’s Mad 4 Plaid Christmas.

The first card is a horizontal A2 design that is very simple in style and really focuses on one of the larger journaling cards from the 12×12 cut-apart paper. This journaling card measures 4×6, but was easily cut down to fit the front of the card. I used a stitched rectangle die for the base, adding the large image at the top and a strip of pattered paper and scalloped border sticker below. Then a twine tie and puffy sticker dots to finish.

The second card is a standard A2 design with a background of adorable plaid paper and several layers of paper banner flags. Then two die cut ephemera bits popped up with foam dots, all finished off with twine.

The last card is a 5″ square design based off of a CardMaps sketch from May 2018. I just adore that big dotted paper, and like the classic colors and how the text print plays off of the background. I added a small tab made from a scrap of paper and another trio of puffy sticker dots. I believe the scalloped die cut behind the ice skate is from an old Papertrey Ink die set. I do like to use my older products when I can.

That’s it, friends! Three more cards to add to my Christmas card stash.
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you all have a fabulous weekend!




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

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Doodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Ladybug Best Creation Inc - Baker's Twine - Dark Green EK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles

PhotoPlay Paper Mad4Plaid Christmas 12×12 Kit, Die Cut Ephemera Bits, Puffy Stickers
Papertrey Ink Limitless Layers Circles Die Set

The Hunt is On with Photoplay Paper

Hello crafty friends! Happy Thursday to you all! It is so hard for me to believe, but spring is almost here and Easter is just two weeks away. So time for me to share this Easter card with you today that I made with Photoplay Paper’s adorable Baskets of Bunnies collection.

I do so love the sweet rabbits in this collection. This one is popped up with foam dots onto a 3×4 journaling card from the cut-apart paper. I added a small twine bow to it’s neck, and popped a few flowers around the basket for extra detail and dimension. The small photo corners were cut from 1″ squares of the patterned paper. The gingham scallops were die cut using my favorite Photoplay Borders die set.

We’re due for some very un-spring-like weather this afternoon and evening, with predictions of strong winds, rain, and large hail. Hope we get back to springtime soon. I’m ready for that March lion to turn into the lamb!


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


Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock
Photo Play Paper - Baskets of Bunnies Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack
Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders

Twine

Beautiful Spring Day with Photoplay Paper


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! Hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. We are being blessed with the most beautiful, spring-like weather here this week with sunny skies and temperatures breaking 70 degrees. The sunshine and warmth feels so welcome after the cold and wet winter. And today feels the perfect day to share this spring inspired card with you that I made for Photoplay Paper featuring their new Baskets of Bunnies collection.


This is such a bright and happy paper line, and works perfectly for spring and summer projects, as well as Easter themes. For this card, I used the 12×12 kit in a clean and simple design that uses one of the cut-apart journaling cards for the focal point, accented with a few cardstock stickers and twine.


The cherry trees that line our streets are already in bloom, and the daffodils are peeking up. I’m so happy spring is almost here. How about you? Is it spring in your neighborhood yet?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Photo Play Paper - Baskets of Bunnies Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

Twine

FabYoulous with Photoplay Paper


Happy Monday, crafty friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It is such a beautiful spring day here. The sun is shining and there’s not a cloud in the sky. Really puts me in the mood for bright and happy things, like today’s card made with the adorable new Fern & Willard collection by Photoplay Paper.


Fern and Willard are just about the cutest frogs you ever have seen, and the pair feature prominently throughout this line. But for this card, I focused on some of my other favorite parts of this collection, such as this fun red gingham, the flowers and two-tone butterfly, and the awesome coordinating stencil I used to decorate the matching envelope.


Photoplay recently released a product line for a fun new #6 card size, and that’s what I used here. There are #6 card bases and envelopes, and a whole line of coordinating dies from their Say it with Stamps line, making it so easy to create. I used the Stitched Frames #6 die set to cut the frames around the edge of the card, as well as the tag in the center. The tag and background come from one of the larger cut-apart journaling cards. I simply die cut the tag out of the center, and popped it back in place with foam dots for a dimensional, inlaid design. A bit of ribbon and stickers add the final details.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a beautiful, sun-shiny day ahead!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:
Photo Play Paper - Fern and Willard Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White CardstockPhoto Play Paper - Say it With Stamps Collection - Blank White Scored Card - Size Number 6Photo Play Paper - Say it With Stamps Collection - White Envelopes - Size Number 6Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Stitched FramesPhoto Play Paper - Fern and Willard Collection - 6 x 6 StencilHero Arts - Dye Ink Pad - Shadow Ink - Mid-Tone - NavyHero Arts Shadow Ink Pad PALE TOMATO Mid-Tone AF233
Stampin’Up Ribbon

2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 6

Happy Friday, crafty friends! As I mentioned in a previous post, from now until December I am on a mission to make at least one holiday card a week during a crafty Zoom session with my friend, Kathie. It’s one way to stay connected to friends and family during these quarantine days, and a great way to build up my stash of cards for the year at the same time. I am calling this my 2021 Christmas Card Project, and each week I hope to share my progress with you.

For week 6, I made a pair of cards using Photoplay Paper’s two holiday collections from this past year, Christmas Cheer and Not a Creature Was Stirring. Although these cards really don’t “go” together, they do share one thing in common, which I didn’t even realize until I was taking the pictures…. they both have the same exact sentiment. So week 6 is the week that Santa Claus came to town.


The first card features the Christmas Cheer collection, and I utilized the 6×6 paper pad, the die cut ephemera bits, and the coordinating stamp set for this design. Crisp black cardstock and some older Sizzix die sets make up the foundation for the card. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the Santa Claus image, and added a popped up ephemera piece and my favorite twine tie to finish.


The second card features the Not a Creature was Stirring collection, and I used just the 6×6 paper pad and the die cut ephemera bits on this design. The main image for both cards are journaling cards taken from the paper pad, and I added a die cut for the sentiment. I’m always looking for ways to use up very small scraps of paper, and that’s what I used for the photo corners here. And then a corner rounder and twine tie finish the design.

That’s another two Christmas cards to add to my stash, bringing my total up to 9 so far for the year. Just a drop in the bucket, but better than nothing, right?

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


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

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White CardstockCrafter's Companion - Luxury Cardstock Pack - 30 Sheets - BlackPhoto Play Paper - Christmas Cheer Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhoto Play Paper - Christmas Cheer Collection - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - PhrasePhoto Play Paper - Christmas Cheer Collection - EphemeraPhoto Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhoto Play Paper - Not A Creature Was Stirring Collection - EphemeraSizzix - Framelits Die - Scallop CirclesDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - LadybugRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

Sizzix Stitched Circles, Stitched Ovals Framelits
Red Twine

Spring is in the Air with Photoplay Paper


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends, and happy MARCH! I’m so excited that March is here because that means that spring is right around the corner. I am so ready for flowers and sunshine, and an end to the freezing cold and rain. Perfect time to share this spring card that I made with Photoplay Paper’s adorable Easter collection, Baskets of Bunnies.


I love the bright and happy colors in this new paper line, and one of my favorite things about it is that it’s not just a holiday collection. I used the 12×12 paper kit and die cuts to design this card,  adding only a little bit of twine from my stash. Two patterned papers in the background, and one of the cut-apart journaling cards for the focal point. The bunny and flowers are cardstock stickers, as is the snippet of scalloped border. All finished off with a die cut sentiment banner strip.


I’ve started bringing out my spring decorations, and I love how bright and happy it’s making things around here. I’d say that spring is definitely in the air! I’m so ready! How about you?


Photo Play Paper - Baskets of Bunnies Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Baskets of Bunnies Collection - Ephemera

Twine

Tulla & Norbert’s Lucky Charm with Photoplay Paper


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! Can you believe that March is just around the corner? Hopefully that means that spring is on the way, and we can soon say goodbye to this horrible winter weather everyone is having. Today I’m looking ahead to golden skies and green clovers with a pair of St. Patty’s cards made with Photoplay Paper’s adorable Tulla & Norbert Lucky Charm collection.


I think of these cards as a bit of a two-fer project. Once you cut and mix and match the background pieces back together, you end up with two coordinating, yet unique, cards from one simple design. Bonus time.

I used 3×4 cut-apart cards for the focal points of each card, simply adding shamrock stickers and my favorite twine ties for final details. Sweet and simple, and an easy two-fer design.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White CardstockPhoto Play Paper - Tulla and Norbert's Lucky Charm Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack

Stampin’Up twine

Waffleflower Crafts Special Delivery


This past holiday season, I had the wonderful opportunity to join up with Scrapbook.com for their 12 Days of Holiday sales event, and one of the products they sent me to play with was this Waffleflower Crafts Special Delivery paper pad. I made a couple of projects with it back then, but the paper has been sitting neglected since. This past week I went on a marathon crafting spree and challenged myself to use up the entire paper pad, and today I wanted to share my results with you.


Now the Special Delivery collection does include a matching stamp and die set, which I don’t have. But I still managed to end up with 7 cards and 8 tags using only the paper pad and a bit of white cardstock and twine. To mimic the postage stamp edges throughout the paper line, I relied on an older Tim Holtz die set and Fiskars border punch… unfortunately both retired now, but this scrappy project was a challenge to use what I had.


This is a smaller paper pad, with only 12 sheets of 12 designs, instead of the standard 24 papers you see in most small pads. Fortunately there were 3 sheets of images that could be cut apart for the focal point of the designs, and one sheet of tiny blocks that I cut into strips and squares, too.


Since there were pairs of images, I replicated each design where I could, simply switching out the background papers here and there. And I really did use every square inch of paper, even the smallest of strips which became small banners or tabs. And if a scrap was too small to reach across the card, I cut it in half and hid the gaps behind other items.


When it came down to the final two images, which were a bit too small all on their own, I combined them onto one card. And although I could have stopped at this point, I moved onto tags from there.


For the tags, I adhered whatever strip or small block of paper I had remaining onto cardstock, and then die cut the tag shapes. I started with a medium-sized Photo Play Paper tag die, and worked down to a smaller tag die for the final two. They are a real patchwork of piecing, but I like that about them.

This was such a fun project, and probably the first time I’ve managed to use absolutely everything from one pad or one kit in it’s entirety. 7 cards and 8 tags (sorry, I’m noticing that one small tag didn’t get its close-up… but you can see it in the top photo) feels like a pretty good accomplishment from one small pad. Plus I have a bonus post with two additional cards, if you’d like even more Special Delivery inspiration.
Thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White CardstockWaffle Flower Crafts - 5.5 x 8.5 Paper Pad - Special DeliveryWaffle Flower Crafts - Craft Die and Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set - Special Delivery ComboPhoto Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Bracket And Speech BubbleTim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784Doodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily White

Sizzix Tim Holtz Stacked Postage Framelits die set
Fiskars Postage Edge border die