Doggone Cute with Sizzix

Hello Crafty Friends!

I’m not always a huge fan of Mondays, but I’m super excited for this one. After weeks of preparation, CHA Creativation week is finally here, and that means I can start sharing with you some of the fun projects I’ve been working on behind the scenes. Soon, that is. For now, there is one last push to get through, and what I hope is one last crazy week here at my house. It has been such a whirlwind, prepping and creating for this upcoming show. Four companies, and 26 projects completed, with several yet to go. I am blessed, and honored, and so excited to share. But I’m looking forward to getting back to my quiet routine. And I’ve been missing visiting with you.

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CHA projects have left me little time for playing in my craft room, but today I’m reaching back into the archives a bit to share a set tags that I made for the Sizzix blog featuring some doggone cute new stamps and dies by Sizzix designer Stephanie Barnard.

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Cute, right? I am just crazy about that sweet little dog from Stephanie’s new Doggone Cute Framelits with stamps set, being the dog lover that I am. I thought this little pooch would be just adorable paired with these fun new sentiment circle dies on a set of shaped gift tags.

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I made these tags like mini cards, that open with room for handwritten messages on the inside.

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So sweet and fun, and a perfect match for this adorable Cooper and Friends doggy collection from Photo Play Paper. I’ve got the full tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SCHOOLHOUSE RED SR1Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Cooper and Friends Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Go FetchPhoto Play Paper - Cooper and Friends Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsSizzix - Framelits Die with Clear Acrylic Stamp Set - Doggone CuteSizzix - Thinlits Die - Word Circles 2Sizzix - Thinlits Die - Word CirclesRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VSizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

Baker’s Twine: The Twinery
Trim: Stampin’Up

A Frosty Friend with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

My scrappy group has a fun annual holiday tradition. Every December we get together and do a big potluck brunch, and everyone brings a handmade gift to exchange. Oftentimes we just draw numbers to see who gets what package. But this year, we did one of those snatch and steal games where everyone gets one chance to take someone’s gift. That simple act brought a whole new element into the game, I tell you what. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

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Of course this party was the perfect excuse to craft up one of my favorite fabric prim creations. This is the little friend that I made… a wee frosty snowman, all dressed up for Christmas.

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Recently I scored some vintage Jello molds at my local junk store, and I thought they would be a great container for my little guy. Love that he can now stand upright without toppling over, and it was just the right size for building a snowman and adding a few fashion accessories.

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The snowman is made from my favorite fabric for frosties, Therm O Web Stitch n’ Sew fleece. I made the hat, eyes, and coal buttons from felt, and the arms from chenille stems. A hand-stitched mouth, and a nose carved from wood. I gave him a candy cane and pine-bough wreath to hold. And finally, doused him in a good coat of flaky mica glitter.

I do love making snowmen at the holidays, and I’m so happy with how he turned out. This little guy was snatched twice at the party, so I think he went over well. I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial for him up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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And interested in winning some of the Stitch n’ Sew fleece I used to create your own holiday snowmen? Then be sure to enter this amazing giveaway while you are there!

Thanks for stopping by, Friends! How are your holiday preparations coming along?  I finally finished my tree yesterday, so now the bulk of my decorating is done. One thing out of many to check off that list. Baby steps, right?


Easy Holiday Gifts with Therm O Web

Hi Crafty Friends!

Here we are at the last day of November already! Can you believe how quickly the time is going? If you’re like me,  then I’m sure many of you are looking for quick and easy holiday gift giving ideas right about now… and we’ve got lots of great ones for you this month on the Therm O Web blog. Today I have a super easy sweet treat idea to share with you.

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I know everyone loves sweets at the holidays. And what sweeter, and easier, last minute gift idea than a simple hot chocolate mix packaged with love?

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Jar gift ideas are so fun and easy, and there are so many different things that you can fill them with. I went with a simple hot cocoa mix, topped with white chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candies. Once you fill the jar, then all you need is a bit of ribbon, and a festive tag. Super easy.

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I pulled out some well-loved older favorites for the tag…. Papertrey Ink’s Gingerbread Lane stamp set and Tag Sale #4 die. And of course my tag is dressed up with bright red deco foil for a bit of holiday shine. I’ve got the full tutorial for adding foil to your paper projects up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a wonderful day!
And looking forward to this weekend…

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This year, I am super excited to be joining in on the fun at Choux Choux Paper Art for their annual Visions of Sugarplums blog hop! Hope to see you then!


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

Echo Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsSizzix Framelits CIRCLES DOTTED Wafer Thin Die Set 661560Therm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Liquid Adhesive - 2.1 Fluid OuncesTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Transfer Sheet - Red - 5 PackRanger Wendy Vecchi Archival POTTING SOIL Ink Pad AID38979Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Markers BARN DOOR Ranger TDM32441Tim Holtz Distress Markers GATHERED TWIGS Ranger TDM38207Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

Papertrey Ink Gingerbread Lane Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #4 Die
Making Memories Paper Reverie Sienne Gems & Brads
Stampin’Up Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Stampin’Up Creamy Caramel Ink

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Sizzix Tutorial- A Masculine Gift Set

Hi, Crafty Friends!

Today I have a Sizzix tutorial to share and a project idea for creating a masculine birthday gift set.

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My Dad has a late October birthday, and he happens to be a lover of candy corn, like I am. So I knew I wanted to put together a matching card and candy corn treat package set that was both masculine in design, and fall inspired. Perfect excuse to break out one of my all-time favorite Tim Holtz sets, Leaf Blueprints.

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I think the blueprint style of this set works so well for masculine projects, and I love that you can change the feel of the season with this set by simply changing out the color palette. Since he has a fall birthday, I pulled out a variety of Distress inks to suit, and added in lots of natural kraft for a warm autumn look.

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I’ve got the full tutorial to share, so let’s take a closer look.

audreypettit-sizzix-leafblueprintmakeawishset-tut11. Stamp the leaf blueprint image onto watercolor paper using Potting Soil Archival Ink.

2. Place a Stitched Rectangle Framelits die onto the image, and die cut using this standard Sizzix die cutting sandwich for Thinlits and Framelits dies: Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, paper, die (cutting side down), Standard Cutting Pad.

3. Dab Distress inks onto a non-stitch craft sheet and mix inks with a bit of water. Apply clean, clear water onto the watercolor paper around the image to help the color flow, and then drop the ink colors onto the paper.

4. Allow the watercolor to dry. Then spritz the paper with a Distress Sprayer to create water droplets. Allow to dry for a few seconds, then blot the paper with a towel.

audreypettit-sizzix-leafblueprintmakeawishset-tut25. Stamp the leaf image again onto kraft cardstock using the Potting Soil Archival ink. Apply a bit of brown Distress ink onto the image using a mini ink blending tool. Then die cut the leaf using the partial leaf dies from the set.

6. Die cut both sections of the kraft leaf. Adhere one portion onto the watercolor panel. Save the second half for the treat packaging.

7. Stamp the leaf image again onto text print patterned paper. And die cut both halves.

8. Nest two Stitched Rectangle dies together to create a frame. Use the same size as you used for the leaf panel and the next size larger. Hold them together with a bit of washi tape, and die cut the frame from kraft cardstock. Adhere the text leaf print onto the watercolor image. Save the second half for the treat package.

audreypettit-sizzix-leafblueprintmakeawishset-tut39. Emboss a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of kraft cardstock with the Diamonds embossing folder. Adhere to a top folding card base, and round the two bottom corners.

10. Swipe a Picket Fence Distress ink pad over the raised embossed areas and around the edge of the leaf panel. Add a strip of matching text-print paper to the bottom portion of the card.

11. Die cut the label from the leaf set from watercolor paper. Stamp sentiment in the brown ink. Edge with Distress ink and add a few splatters of ink color using a wet paintbrush.

12. Wrap twine around the bottom of the watercolor panel and tie into a bow on the left side. Adhere the panel to the card base using foam adhesive. Adhere the sentiment over the twine using additional foam adhesive. And finally, add a few enamel dots.

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Use the leftover die cut leaf pieces to create a matching panel for the treat packaging. All of the remaining steps are the same, although I added my treat panel onto a Tim Holtz Postage Stamp Frame die for the base of the hang tag.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And huge thanks for all your sweet comments and support on the opening of my Holiday Shop! You guys are the BEST!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below: (Affiliate links used where possible)

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack - KraftTim Holtz Sizzix Framelits LEAF BLUEPRINT Wafer Thin Die & Stamp Set 659373Tim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED RECTANGLES Thinlits Die 661189Tim Holtz Sizzix Die POSTAGE STAMP FRAME Bigz 658572Tim Holtz Sizzix DIAMONDS Texture Fades Embossing Folder 660243Sizzix Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY 659798Doodlebug SILVER DOTS Sprinkles Assortment 4183May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Wendy Vecchi Archival POTTING SOIL Ink Pad AID38979Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RUSTY HINGE Ranger TIM27157Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Picket FenceRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix EXTENDED MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM 658992Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

Patterned Paper: Authentique
Treat Stamp: My Creative Time

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Smile Crazy Dogs Tags with Sizzix

Hello, Crafty Friends!

I’m back today with another silly Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs project to share. This time, I’m using the Mini Crazy Dogs, along with a brand new collection of Sizzix Photo Embellishments dies, to make a set of tags.

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What a fun combination, right? I am absolutely crazy about all these silly dogs hanging out in these sweet little frame tags. All the pups are from the Mini Crazy Cats & Dogs stamp and framelits sets, and they truly are the perfect size for these new photo frame dies.

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I just love these crazy dogs! They are so cute all on their own, but add some silly photo frame props (all included in the new Photo Embellishments collection by Lynda Kanase), and you truly have the most adorable mutts in town. Add these fun tags to gift packaging or treat containers for the cutest wraps around, or pop them onto a card base for a quick and easy card design.

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The dogs and backgrounds have all been watercolored using my Distress Inks, and I used two new photo frames die sets for the base of the tags. Love that these new dies have interchangeable borders and sentiments. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have an amazing Halloween holiday weekend! Any big plans in the works?


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below. (Affiliate links used where possible. Thanks for your support.)

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits MINI CRAZY CATS AND DOGS Wafer Thin Die Set 661594Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2016 MINI CRAZY CATS AND DOGS CMS272Sizzix PHOTO FRAMES AND PROPS Thinlits Die Set 661400Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RUSTY HINGE Ranger TIM27157Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRUSHED OLIVE Ranger TIM27126Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TIM27188May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Therm O Web WHITE FOAM ADHESIVE Deco Foil Double Sided Transfer 03764Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and Gray

Cardstock: WRMK Autumn Splendor Textured Cardstock Pad

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Sizzix Tutorial- A Crazy Dogs Trick or Treat

Hello Crafty Friends! Happy Friday!

 I have a fun Halloween project and Sizzix tutorial to share today. It’s a spooky silly Halloween card, done in my favorite Distress style, featuring those adorable Crazy Dogs from Tim Holtz.

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This little cutie spotlights lots of new goodies from Tim’s fabulous 2016 Halloween Release, as well as some classic everyday basics, too. Halloween is just over a week away, so it’s high time for some treats. And that is no trick!

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Ever since Tim released his original Crazy Birds, followed up by the Crazy Cats, I’ve been hoping for some Crazy Dogs, because I am a total dog person. These images are so much fun to color, and I am so impressed with how closely to the outline the matching Sizzix dies cut. I couldn’t resist adding a Crazy Things witch hat to my little pup friend, and coloring his accessories in a Distress Halloween color palette. And what do you think of that bone? I don’t think he’s letting go of it, friends… so watch your fingers.

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I just love all of Tim’s new Halloween products, and used some of my favorites here. The new Materialize Paper Stash, and new Gothic Remnant Rubs. And don’t forget that realistic Idea-ology bone. All paired with some great everyday basics, like the Wallpaper and Wood background stamps I used here, and the Stitched Rectangles Framelits dies.

I’ve got a quick Sizzix tutorial to share with you, so let’s take a closer look.

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  1. Stamp a Crazy Dog image onto watercolor paper using Jet Black Archival Ink.
  2. Color the image using Distress Inks. To watercolor with Distress, simply press your ink pad onto a non-stick craft sheet, mix the ink with a bit of water, and apply the color using a wet paintbrush.
  3. Apply Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to a piece of watercolor cardstock using a mini ink blending tool. Cover an area that is slightly larger than the third largest Stitched Rectangle die.
  4. Finally, die cut your image and the rectangle using this standard die cutting sandwich for Thinlits and Framelits dies: Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, paper, die (cutting side down), Standard Cutting Pad.

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6. Nest the second and third largest rectangle dies, and hold them together with a piece of washi or post-it tape. Die cut the frame once from black cardstock, and once from a piece of craft foam.

Add patterned papers to a black card base that opens to the right. Round the two right corners using a corner rounder punch. Stack the black frame onto the foam frame, and nestle the wood print background into the frame. Add a stamped sentiment banner, and rub-on spider. Stamp, color, and die cut the witch’s hat to add to the dog. Add Glossy Accents to his eyes and teeth. Add clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to the hat band and collar. And finally, stitch a bone onto the dog’s collar.

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He’s all ready for his close-up. And for Halloween, too!

Looking for more Halloween inspiration? Check out this awesome Halloween Recap on Tim Holtz’s blog, filled with lots of spooky project ideas and tutorials from some amazingly talented designers.

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Happy Haunting, Friends! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash MATERIALIZE 8 x 8 Cardstock Pack TH93303Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# BLACK Black8Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED RECTANGLES Thinlits Die 661189Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits CRAZY DOGS Wafer Thin Die Set 661593Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2016 CRAZY DOGS CMS271Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits CRAZY THINGS Wafer Thin Die Set 660953Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps CRAZY THINGS CMS237Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps CRAZY TALK CMS236Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps WALLPAPER and WOOD cms126Tim Holtz Idea-ology GOTHIC Remnant Rubs TH93308Tim Holtz Idea-ology RESIN BONEYARD BONES Findings TH93304*ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE Ranger TIM43232Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RUSTY HINGE Ranger TIM27157Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

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Spooky Town Pumpkin Stacks with Therm O Web

Hello Sweet Crafty Friends!

It’s a happy week when the team at Therm O Web gets to swap products with some of our favorite fabric companies. This week, I am super excited that we have joined forces with the gang at Blend Fabrics. If you’re looking for sewing, quilting, or home decor ideas, be sure to stop by. The designers have lots of fun fabric projects and tutorials to share with you.

audreypettit-thermoweb-blendfabric-pumpkinstackBlend Fabrics has an amazing new line up of fall and holiday fabric collections. But you all know me. I couldn’t resist this adorable Halloween Spooky Town line by one of my favorite artists, Cori Dantini. No big surprise there, right?

audreypettit-thermoweb-blendfabric-pumpkinstack2When I was at the Rusty Bucket last week, I noticed they had some prim pumpkin stacks for sale that really caught my eye. So for my project, I decided to try my hand at some of my own.

audreypettit-thermoweb-blendfabric-pumpkinstack3I have a wee bit of a “thing” for pumpkins, so these plushie towers really make me smile. Such bright, happy fabric.  And of course I threw in my own rustic touches. Stick stems and wool felt leaves. And torn fabric strips in a big puffy bow.

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I could see these stacked into even taller towers. Or they would be sweet individually, too. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

And you can find these cutie pie pumpkin stacks listed in my Fall Shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by!