Saturday, April 14, 2018

Bundle of Joy card and Invitation



Hi and welcome to my blog on this beautiful Saturday.  This week for our Amazing Paper Grace team we get to make anything we want so i jumped at the chance to use these beautiful 3D Grand Arch dies for a baby project.  And i love, love, love pink so i put them both together and this is what i came up with.  I actually did the insides of the book with just ivory papers and then did the jacket of my 3D book with pink papers.  This gave it a little bit more depth and i added pretty flowers that i had in my stash to the bottom front for a sweeter baby feel.  Sometimes you just run out of time so it's good to use what you have or if you have to make alot of them in a short time.


And for the inside of the Bundle of Joy die set i chalked the wings just ever so slightly and added just a touch of pink at the top and the bottom of the words to make it stand out more.  And of course bling.  I just love all the beautiful details of this die set and who wouldn't want to get one of these beautiful cards in the mail or at their next shower?  They have me hooked for sure.. i love this die set.


And for this project because of course i had to do another to share with this set... i made a invitation for a shower.  For this i created a gated card with just a simple layer of pink on the top of each side.  Then i used the Ornamental Arch to create the center of the band and put the Layered Bundle of Joy die set in pink and ivory in the center.  And that cute little set of baby feet is also included in the die set so i just cut that out in the top by itself.  It is so cute!!  And did you know that you even get the extra rattle that i cut to put on other things too?  It's such a cute set and I love how all of this goes together.  It's amazing and that is why i am always so blown away with each die that Becca designs.  I love that all of them can be used together like this... Even the little band on my project had a cut from tiered rosettes edges.  Yep it's pretty amazing and i just can't say it enough about all of it.  

Thanks for stopping by today and i hope you all have a lovely weekend.  
If you make something fun be sure and post it here so i can stop over to see you too
or just to let me know that you stopped over for a peek!

Hugs..... Teresa

Supplies:


Bazzill Basics Cardstock in pink and ivory, scissors, paper trimmer, rhinestones, lace ribbon, adhesives.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Changing your destiny....


It's Saturday and time for another project idea using the new dies from Becca Feeken's 3D Vinettes collection that was just released.  This week we are sharing lots of ideas on making flowers for your cards and projects so i decided to make mine fun and cut them from polka dotted vellum to go with my sentiment.


I used neutral tones and white to create my card with lots and lots of layers.  I used the Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangles to make the base and then layered on a double cut piece of the Tiara Rondelle to make it thicker and easier to adhere to the card.  The Quietfire stamp i did with Black Versafine ink and then embossed it with clear to make it pop more.  It's neat how just that small rectangle under the sentiment really makes it stand out more without really showing up too much.  


And for the flowers i thought since i used the polka dot for the sentiment i would cut my blossoms and layer them with pretty white stamens in the centers and then mix in some smaller flowers from the bridal set and the Isadora Trinkets set with just plain white card stock.  It's nice to have different styles of dies so that if you need something special for a specific project you can just make it up yourself.  That is what makes dies so fun to use!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure and see all the other girls on our team this week with all of their ideas too.  You are going to love them!

Happy Saturday everyone..... Teresa

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Anything Goes with Amazing Paper Grace this week


This week it's anything goes with the designers for Amazing Paper Grace so i decided to take one of the new 3D Shapabilities Grand Cabinet Die set and make a kind of easel card.  To make it I just cut 2 pieces out for the front and back and kept the centers in and glued them just at the top.  Then i set it out and measured across of the two bottom tabs and cut 2 pieces of paper to fit across.  Be sure and pencil mark them first so that you can get the cut on the slant like i did.  And for the center i die cut just the middle and stamped one of my favorite stamps on it and colored it with chalks and colored pencils.  This is a real old one and it's always good to get those out again and give them some new life.  And to make the pinks pop more i die cut one of my favorite Spellbinders dies and layed it across under 


Here is a closer version of the sides.  I also added another pretty piece of pink to the inside just to finish it a little more and i made lots of gorgeous flowers with the Cinch and Go 3 die set for the top.  I just cut them out and spritzed them and then shaped them on a spongy mat.  It's fun and you get perfect colored flowers to match your projects that way.  


At the bottom i stamped Heartfelt Thanks with the Giving Occations stamp and die set and cut the ends to flag them.  It fit perfectly under the image and I think the person i am sending it too will really like it.  Sometimes it's fun to send a card that they can open up and put on a desk or table to enjoy for the next week or so.  And it has lots of pretty flowers for spring on it too.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and enjoy your Easter weekend!!

Teresa


Spellbinders Grand Cabinet 3D Etched Die Set
Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers 3 Die Set
Spellbinders Giving Occasions Stamp and Die set

Other:  stamp, colored pencils, chalk, black versafine ink, adhesive, 3D Foam squares, Scotch Quick dry adhesive.




Saturday, March 24, 2018

Just for you


What better way to start a Sat then by creating something gorgeous with dies from Becca Feeken.  I have a really pretty card to share that i created this week with her new "Tiered Rosettes Etched Die set".  I did alot of layering on this one so look close and see if you can see all the different dies i used.  It's so much fun to use them in different ways and i even used printed papers this time to make it so that the die cuts would look more marbled.  What do you think?  It really makes the details in the dies stand out.


So to begin with you will need the new Julie Nutting 6x6 paper pad from Prima and you are going to cut out a pink die cut from the "Emmeline Treillage" die.  Glue that on the pink and ivory printed paper and mat it with ivory like you see above.  Then you can make a pink 2" border out of the same paper using just the edge of the Tiered Rosettes die and glue that down the center.  And to make it even more fun i cut the XOXOXO border from the pink rose paper and put that down the center of the pink lacy border.  Then you can mat it with light pink card stock and then glue it on an ivory card.

And for the rosette i used that same pink rose paper and cut two of the folded rosette piece and created that pretty rosette under the bow.  They are super easy to make and you can layer them too.  But--- i wanted my card to be really lacy--- so i created a big fluffy bow in pink bias ribbon and added a gorgeous brad from Prima in the center.  


And to finish it off i cut/embossed a cute ivory tag stamped with For You from the "Graceful Tiny Tags set".  It's fun to layer all the beautiful lacy patterns and if you mix them in the just the right way it really works together nicely.  

And there is lots of other fun ideas you can do with this die so be sure and check the rest of the Amazing Paper Grace DT for other ideas this week.  Enjoy your weekend!!

Teresa

Supply List:


Prima Julie Nutting 6x6 paper pad
Frank Garcia brads
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

GSLC Perpetual Calendar


How wonderful that you stopped over today to see what is new with our projects on the blog.  I found a really neat Perpectual Calendar in the store last week and thought i had just enough time to make one up for this new year to try and stay organized.  It's a super great set in that it contains the box and all the tags for the dates and months and weeks.  And all the chippies to put on them.  It's amazing and was a really fun set to create with.


And I just bought a brand new line of paper from Prima that was filled with antique roses in gorgeous shades of pink and rose so i thought it would be perfect to use.  Above you can see all the days of the week chippies and the tags that i used for each of them.  And the paper line comes with lots of other goodies and you could really have fun decorating each of them.  Be sure and stay flat though because you only have so much room in the file box for each of the tags.


I am going to search around for more fun things to add on my tags but this is a good start :)


 I used this water colored pink paper for the numbers.  I had a super cute die cut that the numbers fit on perfectly and did them in white so that the numbers would stand out more.


And here is a quick view of the box and the different compartments it has for the tags.  I painted the box a vintage white first and then i traced and cut pieces of the paper to fit on the outside and inside layers.  I adore cabbage roses so I am very happy with the way this came out.  I hope you like it too!

Have a wonderful weekend...   Teresa

Supply List:


Prima Papers and stickers

Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L
Scissors, paper trimmer,  chalk paint, Scotch quick dry adhesive



Saturday, March 17, 2018

A tisket, A tasket my favorite easter basket


This week is a really fun week for all the Amazing Paper Grace Design Team because we all get to design cute Easter Baskets to share with you.  Each of us used the new Grand Dome Dies and added our own twist to it and it's been so fun and we have lots of ideas for you.  My easter basket is super simple to make so that you can make up a heap of them for your family and friends.  And if you want to add extra flowers and ribbons than there is lots of space for it... just have fun!!

 To create my basket I used 2 shades of pink heavy weight card stock to cut the fronts and sides and then i measured all of it and created a really basic box for the bottom to glue the whole thing to.  It all took me about 20 minutes to do.  And now that you have the idea you can cut all the pieces at once and do a fun assembly line for everyone coming to your party this year.


With the Grand Dome die set you have a huge center cut out so to change it on mine i added a piece from the Filigree Veil die set and also the center cut in pink to fill it in a little bit more.  The two dies made a really pretty decorative front for my basket and helps to keep all the grass and goodies inside of it too.  And last but not least--- i had to add this adorable bow in light pink to finish it off.  Super simple and so easy to make.  


And just for an adhesive tip, double sided tape works the best to glue the fronts, sides and bottom together.  You don't have to wait for it to dry and you have them ready in minutes.

   Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure and check back for more fun ideas!!  

Teresa

Supply List:

Spellbinders

Shapeabilities Grand Dome 3D Card Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken


Paper: Light and Medium Pink Cardstock
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L 


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Tea Lights and Tea Parties


Happy Saturday and for all of you that work all week--- it's time to get out all those crafty supplies today and make something pretty for someone you love.  Today i have a fun share that i call Tea Lights and Tea Parties.  It's one of my favorite projects that i did so far on Becca's team and it would be wonderful to do for Mother's Day this year.  You could customize the whole party and make it in her favorite colors with lots of flowers and lace.  How fun would that be to do!!  


Above i also created a place card and napkin holder to go with the tea lights.  I used a shaped Spellbinders die to make the place card base with the ivory and pink and then on top of it i added just the center of the Grand Dome 3D Card die set.  I also used it for the center of the napkin ring holder and added a pretty pink bow that i made from the Petite Double Bow die set.  The band of the napkin ring is made with just the bottom edge on the Ornamental Arch die set and i cut a band of pink to go underneath it to make the design really pop out like you can see peeking out of the napkin up above. 


  And below i have a quick tutorial on how to make the little tea lights for your tables.  It's super easy!


To make these you will need 2 sheets of 12X12 paper in ivory.  Die cut the arch 4X for the 4 sides.  Also die cut just the back arch out of vellum for each.   Glue the pieces on the the vellum and let them dry flat.  Also cut 4 pieces of ivory paper 3/4 of an inch wide and score them down the center with a ruler.
For the base cut a die cut that is bigger than 4 inches and create a box for the center of it with sides that are 3 3/4" wide and glue it down like you see on the right side of the picture above.


Now you fold the long pieces that you scored and glue them onto the corners of the tea light base.  Then add double stick tape to the inside of the arch on the bottom and sides and glue it to each side of the base.  Die cut pink bows for each of the sides and glue them together and let them dry.  When they are done you can glue them to the bottom of each tea light and add flowers.


This is such an inexpensive way to decorate for a holiday party and you can make them fancy or simple, it's totally up to you.  And you could give them away as hostess gifts.  

 Thank you so much for stopping by and i hope that you liked my project today!

Teresa

Supply List:


Bazzill Basics Paper in pink and ivory
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Vellum



Saturday, March 3, 2018

Pretty in Pink Happy Birthday card



Hi and thanks so much for stopping by today to get a little die inspiration for the weekend.  Today i have a shaker card to share that i did with some of the newest release of the 3D Vignette dies.  All of our team gets to create one so i chose the Birthday die for mine because everyone needs birthday cards to give and you could do so much with this die set.


Here is a closeup of all the pretty goodies that i put in my shaker.  I found lots of glass glitter and sparkles and you can even put in sequins if you have them in your stash.  Anything goes for shakers :)


And making a shaker card is really easy.  You need the top Happy Birthday piece.  A circle of clear acetate to hold it all in.  A circle piece of pink card stock for the back and i cut the balloon layer in vellum to put in between.  You will also need small foam squares or dots and of course lots of glitter.


So first glue down the vellum layer to the back pink circle.  Then lay out the foam squares that you have cut in half very tightly around the circle to seal the edges and pop it up to put glitter in it.  Then add the sparkles inside (however much you want).  Glue the top piece to the clear circle of acetate like you see on the top left and when it is dry you can attach it to the bottom layer of your shaker card.  


And it should look like this.  So pretty and filled with beautiful shiny goodness when you shake it.


The flowers i also created with the Cinch and Go flowers 3 die set and the tiny ones are from the Petite Double Bow set.  It was really fun and now i am ready to give it to a very special family member for her birthday soon.

And just in case you need a supply list... here is mine :)

Supply List:


Papers: Bazzill and DCWV shimmer 6x6 pad, vellum, clear acetate

Adhesive:  Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L tape runner, 3D foam squares 

Thank you so much again for stopping by....





Saturday, February 24, 2018

Wedding Day Memories Mini Album


It's time for another share today with the 3D Vignette dies from Becca Feeken and Spellbinders.  All week we are sharing lots of ideas for mini books so be sure and stop over to all of our teams blogs this week to get inspired.  My book is a wedding flip book and inside there is lots of pages that flip up and out to put some of your favorite pictures in to save or give as a sweet gift for the bride and groom.  And it's really easy so grab a cup of coffee and i will walk you through it.


To start this project you will need a thin piece of 12x12 chipboard, a pencil and a paper trimmer.  Cut a piece of the chipboard that measures 10x 4 5/8.  Just cut one piece straight across.  Then score the chipboard on the ends at 4 1/4 inches like you see above just enough to make it bend.  Cover it with kraft paper to give it more stability on the inside and out.  ( i put light peach paper on the inside) Let that dry.


For the inside piece cut a 12 x12 piece of light peach paper and scor it 4" from both ends.  Then scor the inside 9 times at 1/2" to make the 4 folds like you see above.  You can make it fancier by die cutting the ends with the scallop part of the new "Tiered rosettes etched die set".  


Then glue the whole piece to the inside of the chipboard book like you see above.  


To make the inside pages you are going to cut 4 pieces of the peach paper to measure 7 1/2 x 4 1/4". fold them in half.  And to make the flaps on 2 of them i also cut 2 pieces of paper 3 3/8 x 8 1/4" and folded them in half.  Then i glued them on the right side with double sided adhesive only on the top of the back so that it will flip up for more pictures.  If you glue the pages in with double stick adhesive tape it will hold better and go faster. (I used to teach a flip folder scrapbook and it was the most fun project to do so this is just a mini one).


The flowers i made for the bottom are done using the "Petite Double Bow and flower etched die set and Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die set.  This way all of it will match perfect since i use the same papers together.  


For the outside spine i used the Filigree Bookmark tag die and cut it out of ivory and trimmed it to fit on the outside edge of the book.  It adds the perfect swirls to accent the front die i think.  And then to keep the insides nice and tight i added a piece of white twine that i tied in a pretty bow with a tag to match. 


And here is what it looks like from the top so you can see inside the pages.  There is lots of room for pictures and you can decorate with some of your favorite dies from this new collection to match it.

Thank you so much for stopping by and just in case you need to buy a few dies here is my list:

Spellbinders:

Grand Cabinet 3D Etched Card die set
Layered Happily Ever After Etched Die set
Tiered Rosettes Etched Die set
Petite Double Bow and Flowers die set
Filigree Veil Etched Die set

Paper:   Bazzill Basics
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
paper trimmer, ruler, chipboard, scissors, white twine, adhesive pearls

Saturday, February 17, 2018

You bring Joy to my Heart



Hi and welcome to my blog on this gorgeous Saturday... I have a very special card to share that i made this week with a few of the new dies from Becca Feeken's newest release of 3D Vignette dies.  This week our design team is creating Z cards in all shapes and sizes so i hope you like my easel card.... it's one of my favorites so far.

With this card i started the base with the "Grand Cabinet" 3D vignette die but i only cut one and kept it flat to use as a frame.  Then I created a pretty border for the edge with the "Tiered rosettes etched die set".  This was fun because you can use only the edges in the set to cut borders and add pretty details for your cards and projects.  The stamp is from Penny Black and i used Versafine ink in onyx black to make the edges crisp and perfect. 


For the base of my card i created a Z fold base and then added a piece of decorative paper from Prima to the back and to the front in that gorgeous shade of teal blue.  Then for the other piece i created a simple card out of ivory and built the design on the front of it.  And when it was all done i attached it to the back of the card and added that little decorative ivory piece at the bottom so that you can slide the bottom front of the card into it to stand up.  This way you can mail it flat but stand it up to enjoy it for days to come.  I love that because you spend alot of time on cards and it's nice to enjoy them other days too.


You can see here how the card folds closed by gently undoing the bottom piece and laying the card flat over the top.  Inside there is room to leave a gift card and write a special sentiment to the recipient.  


And lastly all the flowers on the top were done with the Cinch and Go flowers 3 die set and the tiny few on the sides are from the bow die set.  I really love the victorian look and feel of this one and i hope that you get a little inspired to create some fun projects of your own too.  

Thank you so very much for stopping by today... Hugs and Smiles... Teresa 

Supply List:


Prima Marketing 6x6 paper pad 

Penny Black Stamp: Smitten

Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Sparkling Snowflakes


Hi and welcome to my blog today... I had lots of extra time this week so i thought i would create a few extra cards to share this month with some of my favorite Quietfire Design Stamps. 

Winter is still with us -so says the groundhog this year- so i picked a snowflake sentiment from the Quietfire store and i found some gorgeous papers with snowflakes and sparkles to i put it together. I just did simple layering for the backround and then used an oval die to stamp my sentiment on in burgandy.  Then i added a pretty skrunchie blue bow on the side and  I even had a crystal star in my stash to finish it off.  I am not sure who i am going to send it to yet but it's pretty just to stand on its own.


The stamp i used is called "We only have this moment" and the calligraphy that Suzanne created for this stamp is absolutely stunning.  If you love it you can check out the store >>> HERE   There are so many pretty stamps that she carries and she even has sets of clear stamps too.  You will love them!!

So that is my quick share today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend !!

Teresa

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Happy 25th Anniversary


I hope you all loved all the new dies that we previewed in our hop this week and it's time again to share another special die from all of our  Design Team.  Each of us is sharing a special project that we made with the new "Filigree Numbers Etched die set" for you so be sure and stop over and visit everyone to be inspired with more ideas when you order your dies on the 15th.  How exciting!!


So for my card i went with the traditional silver for a 25th wedding anniversary and paired it with soft shades of blue to cut the dies to use for the base and the door.  I used the new Shapeabilities Ornamental Arch Etched die to make the strip for the bottom and around the door and cut the center in silver paper to match with the letters.


One of my favorite new dies and you will love it is the "Petite Double Bow"  You can make a single one like I did to finish the bottom of the card or double it up to really show it off.  The tiny flowers are also included in the set and you can keep them simple or use your stylus and shape them into works of art.  


And to make it more like the doors on a church i cut the panel in the center so that i could add a small strip like a hinge for it to open and stamp a beautiful sentiment inside.  The little leaves on the bottom also work to keep the door closed.  This was a really fun card to create.  I hope that you will order this one, it's so perfect for all the birthdays and events that you have in your everyday lives.

Thank you so much for stopping over again!!  Be sure and check Becca's blog for the winners of the hop soon.  Best of luck to all of you that joined us on Wednesday!!  

Supplies:

Spellbinders by Becca Feeken

Stamp: Penny Black

Paper: Bazzill Basics in white, blue and light blue, Silver metallic cardstock

Adhesive pearls, scissors, paper trimmer and adhesives

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