Love Notes Tags with Therm O Web

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! I have more Valentine fun to share with you today. This time, a pair of love note tags that I made recently for the Therm O Web blog.

These tags once again feature the adorable Love Letters collection by PhotoPlay Paper that I shared yesterday. The tag die is also from PhotoPlay. Part of their Say It With Stamps line. I used more images from the new die cut sheets for the birds and mailboxes. Absolutely love that all the coloring is already done for you.

I used Therm O Web Glitz Glitter Gel to create the pretty falling heart pattern. And a bit of iCraft Deco Foil Flock sheet to make the snowbanks. Really love the texture they both bring. As always, I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial for this project up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Happy Valentine’s!

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

Photo Play Paper - Love Letters Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Love Letters Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - ElementsPhoto Play Paper - Love Letters Collection - Etched Die SetPhoto Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Bracket And TagsSimon Says Stamp Stencil FALLING HEARTS SSST121333Therm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Flock Transfer Sheets - White Latte - 4 PackTherm O Web Gina K Designs WHITE Glitz Glitter Gel 18131

Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey-Joes Border Dies
Seam Binding Ribbon


Diecember at Simon Says Stamp

Happy Friday, crafty friends! It’s that holiday time of year when sales and deals are flying everywhere, and today kicks off an exciting promotion at Simon Says Stamp for those of you who love the Tim Holtz brand. Simply purchase any Tim Holtz product, and you will receive an exclusive Diecember gift for FREE….. this beautiful Tim Holtz Feathered Cardinal die set.

This stunning Feathered Cardinal die set is based on the popularity of the Feathered Friends set that Tim released earlier this year. I absolutely adored that set, and am so thrilled to add this cardinal to my collection. If you would like to snag this set, too, head on over quickly to Simon Says Stamp, because this exclusive freebie is only available with the purchase of any Tim Holtz branded products, while supplies last.

Like the Feathered Friends set, this Thinlits set die cuts multiple pieces that you stack and build, and I love how those layers allow you to add dimension and easily use different colors together, like the black section around his beak and eye. For my project, I die cut all the pieces from Distress Watercolor cardstock and then watercolored them with Distress Inks. I glued all the pieces flat together, except for the wing, which was popped up with a bit of foam tape for dimension. And then a dot of Glossy Accents was added to bring out some shine in the eye.

The background was also inked in Distress, and lightly stamped with musical notes. I love how Distress Crackle Texture Paste adds a stucco-like finish to inked surfaces, so I added that to the corners and layered the panel onto Kraft Stock cardstock. A stamped sentiment, a big puffy bow, and die cut Pine Branch accents finish the design.

Be sure to head over to Simon Says Stamp to score your Diecember Feathered Cardinal Thinlits die set before time runs out! I have a feeling these sets are going to go fast!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all an amazing weekend ahead!

The supplies I’ve used are linked below: (Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you)

Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS WATERCOLOR CARDSTOCK Ranger TDA53927Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash BLACKOUT KRAFT STOCK th94020Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash CLASSIC KRAFT STOCK TH93585*GIFT WITH TIM HOLTZ PURCHASE* Exclusive Sizzix FEATHERED CARDINAL Thinlits Dies 664804Tim Holtz Sizzix PINE BRANCH Thinlits Dies 664228Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FESTIVE OVERLAY CMS357Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps MUSIC AND ADVERT CMS358Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN TRIMMINGS th94072Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BARN DOOR Ranger TIM27096Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CANDIED APPLE Ranger TIM43287Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO TIM43218Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOREST MOSS Ranger TIM27133Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TIM27188Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BROKEN CHINA Ranger TIM21414Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE Ranger TIM43232Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger TIM19541Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Tim Holtz CRACKLE 3oz Distress Texture Paste Ranger tda71303



Group Hug with Therm O Web & Waffleflower Crafts


Hi crafty friends, happy Wednesday! I’m stepping away from the holiday fabric projects today to return to paper with a sweet group hug card that I made for the recent match-up with Waffleflower Crafts on the Therm O Web blog.

This little cutie features the adorable Group Hug stamp set from Waffleflower, and a rarity from me… a cardstock only design. The image was stamped directly onto the card panel, and colored with Copic markers. Then layered onto a simple card base with a bit of embossing, rounded corners, and twine.

To keep the card from looking too flat, Therm O Web Metallix Gel was added with a heart stencil to the background for texture and shine. And Deco Foil Flock sheeting adds velvety dimension to the die cut sentiment.

I’ve got additional details and step-by-steps up on the Therm O Web blog, along with a second Group Hug card, if you’d like to see more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope everybody is having a great summer? Any big vacation plans?

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web Gina K Designs WILD DANDELION Premium 100 LB Cardstock 18093Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# DARK CHOCOLATE DC7Waffle Flower GROUP HUG Clear Stamps 271217Sunny Studio Stamps - Sunny Snippets - Dies - Hello WordTim Holtz Sizzix DOT MATRIX & GRIDLOCK Texture Fades Embossing Folders 656649Simon Says Stamp Stencil FALLING HEARTS SSST121333Therm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Flock Transfer Sheets - Sunshine Yellow - 4 PackBest Creation Inc - Baker's Twine - CoffeeTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Metallix Gel - 2 Ounces - White PearlTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Stencil Pal - 4 x 5.5 - 2 Pack

Inspired By Challenge- Foxy Succulents

Hello, Friends!

Have you all seen the fun news? The Inspired By challenge blog is back with new weekly challenges and a new design team, too. And today I am super excited to be joining in with a guest project for challenge #8, Foxy Succulents!

How will this photo inspire you? Theme? Colors? Placement? Well you all know by now what a big fan I am of cute little critters… so of course I went very literal with my project for today, with a fox, and some succulents thrown in, too. 😀

Lots of crisp white layers here, and stamping and stenciling. I layered Tim Holtz’s new Stacked Postage dies with his Stitched Rectangles for the framework. The background is stenciled with Distress ink using a Simon Says Stamp stencil that really put me in mind of the shape of succulent leaves.

The cute little fox was stamped, die cut, and colored with my Zig real brush markers. The succulent spray and sentiment are from a set by Sizzix. I added some white gel pen marks to the fox’s face to mimic the cutie in the inspiration photo.

Can’t wait to see what you all do with this fun challenge. Be sure to check out the Inspired By blog to play along, and a huge thank you to Laurel for letting me join in today! Have a great day, everyone! And a great weekend, too!

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

Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched RectanglesRESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix STACKED POSTAGE Thinlits Die 662696Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersUni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack 1919994Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

Simon Says Stamp Ledger Drops stencil
My Creative Time Fall Friends stamp and die set


Mother’s Day Wishes with Therm O Web

Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends!

Today I have a Mother’s Day card to share that I made for the Therm O Web blog. This card features a bit of stamping, a bit of trendy Deco Foil, and a quick and easy inlay die cut technique using iCraft adhesive tape.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb DecoFoil Mother'sDayCardMy mom loves flowers, as most mother’s do. You should see her gorgeous yard. When I picture her house, I almost always envision the front courtyard. My dad built a beautiful wooden arbor there, and wisteria was planted at the base of the poles. Fast forward many years later, and now that wisteria has filled the entire front patio. And when it’s in bloom, those amazing blossoms hang down from the canopy like some magical fairy wonderland.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb DecoFoil Mother'sDayCard2My bedroom at home looks out over the courtyard. And last time we visited, the wisteria was in bloom. So many happy memories. I’m sure it will come as no surprise that these rich colors of deep lilac purple and green, well… they make me think of home. And although these flowers aren’t wisteria, I think they will do. 😀

AudreyPettit Thermoweb DecoFoil Mother'sDayCard3These pretty flowers are from Stampin’Up’s Bloom with Hope set. I stamped the images in black ink, doing a bit of masking to add the greenery around the flowers. And then colored them all with Copic markers. I die cut the panel with My Creative Time’s Stitched Square dies, and then created a matching frame from the dies, too. The outer frame has been embellished with Therm O Web Deco Foil in the gorgeous new Lilac color. Inlay die cutting keeps the framework seamless.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb DecoFoil Mother'sDayCard4I added some pretty BasicGrey patterned paper, and a button from the new 28 Lilac Lane collection. A stenciled background, and a quick sentiment strip finish the design. You may notice I did something a little different with the card base, too. I’ve got the full tutorial, including details on the foiled frame and inlay die cutting, up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back a day early tomorrow for the special Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane Blog Hop. Hope to see you all then!

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

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsBasicGrey - Dear Heart Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadSimon Says Stamp Stencil LEDGER DROPS SSST121353 This is the Life *iCraft® DECO FOIL™ Adhesive Pen .34flozAmerican Crafts - Hemp Twine - EggplantMemento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full Size me-900Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Shaded LilacRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

Stamps: Stampin’Up- Bloom with Hope set, My Creative Time- Love You Bunches set
Dies: My Creative Time- Stitched Squares Inside & Out
Button: Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane- New Leaf Embellishment Kit
Copic Markers: BV02, BV11, BV13, BV17, YG06, YG13, YG17, BG02, RV19

Celebrate Pocket Card with Simon Says Stamp

AudreyPettit SSS CelebratePocketCard
Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by today! I’m sneaking back here a day early from my regularly scheduled posts with a special surprise. I am so excited to share that I am guesting today over on the Simon Says Stamp blog! And I have got a fun birthday project for you. It’s a pocket-envelope, gift-card-holder card. Now how’s that for a bit of a tongue-twister?

AudreyPettit SSS CelebratePocketCard2

I know you guys are probably like me, and are always in need of birthday cards, right? This weekend, I had a very special birthday to celebrate, and instead of a gift, the girls and I chipped in together to get a gift card for the birthday girl for a luxurious day at the spa. Now I know you can present a gift card in those plain little envelopes, but that seems a little boring. So I’ve come up with a fun alternative. It’s a pocket, and a card, and a gift-card holder, all in one.

AudreyPettit SSS CelebratePocketCard3
I’ve got all the details, along with a step-by-step tutorial up at Simon Says Stamp, and I would love it if you guys would stop by for a peek! Thank you all so much, and huge thanks to the team at Simon Says Stamp for having me today!


All supplies used are available at the Simon Says Stamp shop, and are linked for you below:

Lawn Fawn KRAFT ENVELOPES Fawndamentals


Simple Stories SUMMER VIBES 6 x 6 Paper Pack 6322*

Simple Stories SUMMER VIBES Snap Cards 6323

Simple Stories SUMMER VIBES Ephemera Bits And Pieces 6329

Simple Stories SUMMER VIBES Chipboard Frames 6338

Simple Stories SUMMER VIBES Enamel Dots 6331

BasicGrey BARISTA Cardstock Die Cut Frames BTA4889

Sizzix Framelits HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU Combo Wafer Thin Die And Stamp Set 660287

Tim Holtz Layering Stencil LATTICEWORK THS019

Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER Stapler Tool Mini Staples TH92800

EK Success 1 1/4 INCH CIRCLE Punch 54-31000

Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677

Ranger Large 2 oz MISTER BOTTLE Inkssentials MIS30676


Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger TIM20240
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497

May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap