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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Winter Snow Shaker Card

Another first for me.  I'll tell you, I'm starting this new year with gusto trying things I've never done before because I thought they would be too much trouble.

We recently had snow in Texas.  I survived the Texas Winter - January 6-8, 2017

This focal image is Cricut cut is Aspen Trees from the Dimensional Paper Art Cartridge
I lined the back of the trees with a medium blue and then chalked a light blue over the lower half of the focal point.

This shaker card material requirements:

  • White card stock
  • Dark Blue card stock
  • Medium Blue card stock
  • Light Blue card stock
  • clear transparency/acetate sheet
  • foam tape
  • high-tack, double-sided tape

  • Aspen Trees Image
  • turquoise ink
  • chunky glitter
  • snowflakes

My outer square was lawn fawn thin die cuts in successive sizes

I progressively measure inward to create each frame and then sewed the frames together Cut window/acetate sheet slightly smaller than outside dimensions of frame. Line frame with high-tack, double-sided tape and peel release liner from tape. Place window sheet onto back of frame and burnish well.

I then added a white dot at each 5th stitch and began adding the outer snowflakes.

 Inside of the card all ready for a sentiment like:  "Baby it's cold outside" or "Brrrr" or "Let It Snow."

This shaker card was easier to make than I thought it was going to be.  I'm glad I did one!
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Valentine Mailbox

I wanted to do something special for our Children's Minister at church.  Valentines Day is only Single Awareness Day for her.  I thought I could get the kids at church to fill this up with valentines and chocolates and let her have a nice Valentines despite being single. 

This was a larger project than I thought it would be.  It actually measures 12" high.
It has a box that fits up in the middle that can be removed to take out all the goodies.

Fancy Pants Paper
Washi Lace
Be Mine Ribbon
Punched Hearts
Printed Love You

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Box Card - Hello

I've been so afraid of doing box cards, but I did one the other day for a specific reason and kind of fell in love with them.  I made this one for a couple of challenges I wanted to enter.

Hello Box

Telephone, Hi, Hello, Heart, Waving Hand
Tag that says YOU
Envelope Lined with patterned paper
Paper by Fancy Pants

Folds completely flat to fit in the envelope.

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Just a little sweetness

This pyramid box from Tags Bags Boxes and more
I used Fancy Pants paper

Inside is Hersheys Caramel Hugs 

*Thanks Metal Tag
*White Stone Hanging Charm - hanging on a ring that goes through two sides of the box and has two beads on each side of the charm
*Green Twine

I'm going to leave this on a colleague's desk to thank her for jumping in with extra help without even being asked. 

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Happy New Year

It's a new year!  2017!

The Happy New Year is from the new Cricut cartridge I bought, Celebrate With a Flourish.  The girl is Flowers Behind My Backabella a die cut and stamp I bought from #StampingBella.  It's the first time I've used this die-cut or colored it.  I practiced my coloring on this piece.  The Sending You flag is from #CloseToMyHeart
Two rhinestone jewels complete the design.

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Challenge #292-Something New
Make a project using a new technique, cartridge, embellishment, etc.

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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sympathy Cards are Hard

Sympathy cards are so hard because you know that it represents a death or loss.  One wants to be creative, but respectful.  This is my effort this week.

This is a Cricut cut from Serenade.  The bird is from Cricut cartridge Heritage
I used a With Sympathy stamp that I had made for me at Stamping Out Loud
The Embossing folder is Hearts & Whimsy

The Sorry For Your Loss stamps is from #CloseToMyHeart
I feel good about this card for who it is going to, a friend, who lost her father.
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