A Very Merry Christmas with Therm O Web

Hi Sweet Friends, and happy Thursday! Today I’m having some fun with bright and festive deco foil  on this pair of holiday cards made with new seasonal GinaK Designs products for Therm O Web.

Just in time for the holidays this year, Therm O Web has expanded their line of Deco Foil goodies to include lots of new additions for the season, including new holiday sentiment and background Foil-Mates sheets, and gorgeous new holographic Fancy Foil colors, as well. I used the new Holiday Flora sheets to create the beautiful foiled background you see here, and the new Holiday Cheer Foil-Mates to create the sentiments on both cards, along with circle and label dies from GinaK, too. And check out the fabulous glittered appearance on the new Radiant Red foil.

I used a mixture of Radiant Red and Black deco foil sheets to create the two-toned look on the sentiment labels, and added a bit of dimensional accent to the center of the snowflakes and holly berries with a touch of red stickles. The cardstock and ribbon are from the GinaK collection for Therm O Web, too. Love how the perfectly matching colors tie everything together.

The Fancy Foil and Foil Mate sheets are super easy to use, and give amazing results every time. I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial for these cards 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 below:

Therm O Web Gina K Designs WHITE Premium 120 LB Cardstock 18016Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Prime Time - 12 SheetsTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Double Stitch - Circle - SmallTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Decorative LabelSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Texture Fades - Embossing Folder - LatticeworkTherm O Web - Foil-Mates - 5.5 x 8.5 - Background - Holiday FloraTherm O Web - Foil-Mates - 5.5 x 8.5 - Background - Holiday CheerTherm O Web Gina K Designs WHITE AND GOLD Sheer Satin Fancy Ribbon 18001Doodlebug Design - Yankee Doodle Collection - Matte Sprinkles - Self Adhesive Enamel Dots - Red, White and BlueTherm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 InchesTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Radiant RedTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Transfer Sheet - Black - 5 PackRanger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Christmas RedRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Picket FenceEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder


Rosette Ornament Balls with Therm O Web

Hello, Crafty Friends, and happy Monday! Just one week to go until Christmas is here! Everybody ready? Anybody ready? I sure know I’m not!

This past week was Christmas Ornament week on the Therm O Web blog, one of my favorite weeks of the year. Throughout the week, the designers shared lots of fabulous handmade project ideas using a fun range of materials from fabric to paper. And you all know me…. I couldn’t resist using a little bit of both for my project, stacked rosette ornament balls.

To me there’s something very nostalgic about the classic rosette design. They particularly remind me of the vintage-inspired glittered and be-sparkled ornaments of yore that I love to collect and treasure. This year, I’m giving the traditional rosette a bit of a modern update in this stacked ball design using new holiday papers from Simple Stories and some simple fabric and trims.

Super fun, and better yet, quick and easy to create, even last minute as it is. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for these up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope your week is off to a great start!

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

Simple Stories - Very Merry Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Happy HolidaysSimple Stories - Very Merry Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Peace On EarthSimple Stories - Very Merry Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Holiday CheerScor-Pal - Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring and Scoring Board - 12 x 12iCraft Adhesive™ Tape • 1/4 inFabric Fuse Liquid AdhesiveSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Paper Punch - Circle, 1.25 Inches, Large

Sizzix: Brenda Walton Millinery Leaves die
Indygo Junction: Crossroads Denim
Stampin’Up: chevron ribbon
DMC: floss
Other: pom poms, twine

Giselle the Ghost with Therm O Web

Hi Sweet Friends, happy Wednesday!  I haven’t been posting this much in quite some time, but you all know how I get around Halloween time. There’s just so many projects to share and so little time! Today I have a sweet and silly fabric project up on the Therm O Web blog featuring a bit of mixed media fun using the new Rebekah Meier Art Tape and adorable Halloween fabric from our friends at Blend Fabrics.

This is Giselle the Ghost, and she is all ready for the Monster’s Ball wearing her best designer dress and princess crown and wand. I do believe she may just be the belle of the ball.

I am a huge fan of folk artist, Cori Dantini, and cannot resist her adorable fabric lines. This is the super sweet Best Day Ever collection, which I used to make her dress. I used Therm O Web fleece on the body and hand-painted fabric and enamel dots for the face. Dyed her ribbon with GinaK Designs ink, and gave her a shabby handmade pumpkin to hold.

The crown and star wand were made using the Therm O Web Mixed Media Art Tape. This tape has the perfect flexibility for bending and shaping, with the strength and stability to stand up on its own.

I’ve got a full step-by-step tutorial for how I created the crown using ink and foil up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

StitchnSew Fleece Sew-In High Loft (White 45 in. d/f x 1 Yard pack) pictureTherm O Web - Mixed Media - Art TapeTherm O Web - Fancy Foils - 6 x 8 - Jelly Bean GreenDoodlebug Design - Sprinkles - Self Adhesive Enamel Dots - Beetle BlackTim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON TH93020Therm O Web - Premium Dye Inkpad Sets - Island DreamTherm O Web - Premium Dye Inkpad Sets - Prime TimeTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Liquid Adhesive - 2.1 Fluid OuncesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Rusty HingeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Gathered Twigs

Blend Fabrics- Best Day Ever collection
Other: Felt, Cotton Canvas Fabric, Polyfill Fiber Stuffing, Wooden Skewer


Butterfly Boxes- A Sizzix Tutorial

Hi Friends! Happy Monday once again!
Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend. Things are usually pretty quiet around here, but not these days. I’ve got a full house right now with both kiddos and even a wee puppy here to keep me company, and lots to do before school starts up in a few short weeks. Summer is working it’s way toward the end, and as always, it seems there is suddenly much to get done….meetings and appointments and doctors and shopping…. times two for me this year, as I will have both of my munchkins in college. As a matter of fact, the wee Missy Nik and I are off to orientation today.
Wish me luck! This ol’ mom is going to need it!

This weekend, I found myself in somewhat of a gift wrapping emergency. Very last-minute plans were made to get together to celebrate two summer birthdays for my friends Amy and Susie, and although I had the gifts, I was totally unprepared with the wrapping.

What I needed was something small for the cute purse charm key rings I was gifting. Something along the lines of a jewelry box, and not the big gift bags I tend to keep on hand. Something, too, that I could put together quickly, last minute as this was. So I pulled out one of my favorite pillow box dies from Sizzix to create some very easy gift packaging, and then dressed them up with new summer products from Sizzix, including stamps, dies, and even new paper, too.

I’ve got a quick tutorial to share, in case you’re in ever in need of any last minute quick and easy gift packaging ideas.

1. Gather your supplies. For this project, I used the new 3-D Butterflies Bigz Die from the Where Women Cook collection. The patterned paper is from the same line and comes in a pad called Have A Little Party. The birthday stamp and tag are from the new Tag Sentiments #2 Framelits w/Stamps set by Lori Whitlock. And for small gift items, you can’t beat the Fancy Pillow Box Die.

2. Die cut the pillow box from patterned paper. You may notice that the paper pad is perfectly sized to fit the Sizzix Bigz dies, so no pre-cutting of paper is even needed. To die cut with Bigz dies, use this Sizzix die cutting sandwich: Standard Cutting Pad, Die (cutting side up), paper, Standard Cutting Pad.

3. Fold the pillow box along the crease lines. Place gift item inside, and thread the box with twine or ribbon through the die cut holes. I used a tiny piece of red-lined tape on the end of the flap to keep it snug against the box. Then just fold in the ends of the box to close.

4. Die cut the 3-D Butterfly from patterned paper from the pad, and assemble the butterflies by slipping one shape into the slit on the second. No adhesive is even necessary.

5. Tuck one wing of the butterfly behind the twine tie. Add a foam dot behind the butterfly to secure it in place.

6. Stamp the sentiment onto watercolor cardstock, and die cut it with the matching tag die.

7. Color the inside of the tag shape with Distress ink.

So quick and easy! And best thing is, this pillow box die is on sale right now, through the end of the month at Sizzix.com. I’ll link you to all the products below.

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

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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Sizzix - Where Women Cook Collection - 6 x 12 Paper Pad - Have a Little PartySizzix - Where Women Cook Collection - Bigz Die - Butterflies, 3-DSizzix - Framelits Die with Clear Acrylic Stamp Set - Tag Sentiments 2Ranger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Watering CanRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Picked RaspberryRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Peacock FeathersMay Arts PINK Twine String BurlapTherm O Web 3D MOUNTING SQUARES White Foam 3777Sizzix - Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair - Clear with Silver GlitterSizzix - Big Shot Machine - White and Gray

American Crafts light blue hemp twine




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


Lamppost Lantern Box with Sizzix & Tim Holtz

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

Today I have a DIY home decor project to share that I made with the adorable Lantern Box Bigz die from the new Sizzix Tim Holtz spring 2017 release. Recently I shared a fun garland home decor project featuring these lanterns. And now I’m back with a different look and new idea for using the lantern to create quick and easy home or party decor.

These little lanterns are so easy to create, and I love that they are the perfect size for holding battery-operated tea-light candles. This time, I die cut my lantern from crisp black cardstock, and lined the interior of the windows with clear acetate. A bit of Picket Fence Distress Crayon rubbed along the creases and edges adds a bit of shabby charm. If you’d like to see step-by-step directions for assembling this lantern die, check out my tutorial on the Sizzix blog here.

Love the versatility of this cute lantern. Last time I hung several from a string of twine to create a garland, and here I added a simple pedestal made from a stack of wooden spools painted with Black Soot Distress paint. Now this lantern reminds me of the lamppost from the Chronicles of Narnia series. Am I right there?

To dress up my lamppost I added ivy greenery from the Garden Greens Thinlits die set. I die cut the greens from watercolor paper and then watercolored the leaves with Distress ink. Picket Fence Distress paint was added to the edges of the leaves for that variegated look ivy so often has. And finally, a bird charm from the Idea-ology Treasures Adornments was tied to the top with twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And wishing all my fabulous mom friends out there an absolutely wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! ❤

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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Gary M Burlin and Co Embossable Window Plastic Clear Acetate Sheets 6 sheets 7x9Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz L Die - Lantern BoxSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Garden GreensAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Adornments - TreasuresRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3

Twine, Spools

Mother’s Day with Ranger Ink

Hello Friends! Happy Monday!

Apologies for the very late start to my blog post! My internet was down for most of the day, and has only just come back online. Just in time for me to sneak in with a sweet Mother’s Day card project that I have up on the Ranger Ink blog today.

I have been so taken recently with the new Tim Holtz Scroll die mixed with some of his wildflower thinlits, and this seemed the perfect combo once again for Mother’s Day. After all, all moms love flowers, right?

This time I used the newer Wildflower #2 set, water colored with Distress inks and Distress Oxide, along with the shiny glam look of gold Deco paper for the “greens”. I embossed the frame with the Lace Texture Fade and die cut the opening with my favorite Stitched Ovals die set. Use some new goodies like an Index Clip, Salvaged Baseboard, and Quotation sticker.

The inside is embellished with a die cut word strip and accent Clippings sticker. I used some of the leftover letters to add the sentiment on the outside, too.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you’re all having a wonderful day!