Friday, November 15, 2019

Gingerbread Sweet Season...

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!
I can't believe we are 1/2 way thru November already! 
This year has really flown by! 
Since we are heading straight into the holiday season, 
I thought I would share a super sweet card I created using a FUN new die -

It came out in September and I just LOVE their fun new dies!

Here's what I created to share today -



Isn't this just Cute??? My card size is 8 1/2 x 3 1/2  -
I haven't made a long card in quite a while, so it was fun to create!

The Gingerbread images & Sentiment are from (My Creative Time)
Designer Paper - Retired Imaginisce 
Cardstock - Recollections 110lb., Koh-i-Noor smooth
Zig Real Brush pens
Stitched Banner Die - (My Favorite Things)
Fun Foam, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Distress Archival Black Soot ink,
and some Dimensionals

I look forward to sending this off in the mail!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Fabulous Weekend!!

Theresa

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Trendy Twine Fall Gift Bag Card...

Hello & Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends!
I'm back as the Guest Designer for Trendy Twine!

Today, I thought I would share a re-purpose idea that I had! 
I saw these beautiful Fall Gift bags at the Dollar Tree -


and thought... WOW! These would be beautiful on a card!
YUP! that's where I'm going with this...

Check out what I created --



So, to start I cut up the pretty gift bag - Then I sized it
to fit thru my sizzix machine where I used a Stitched Frame die
Then I had some DCWV Burlap paper and cut that down to size as well

I adhered them both together then I wrapped some
Orange Truffle Trendy Twine around the card front
I let that sit off to the side for a minute while
I used a couple different leaf punches I have with some
DCWV Fall designer paper and then I placed them on my card front

I knew I was going to use that sweet pie image from
it on some Neenah solar white cardstock and colored
it with my Prismacolor pencils and some Gamsol

I used a Stitched Circle die to cut it out then I
die-cut another circle in brown cardstock 
I adhered both together and then I grabbed the 
Smile Stamp Set to add the Hello sentiment underneath the pie
I then added this to my card front using some dimensionals -
Once than was done, I attached some Fun Foam to the back of my card front
and adhered it to a dark brown card base -

I felt my card needed a little more, so I made a double bow and attached
it to the front of my card and then added some tiny sequins -

I'm super happy with how this card turned out and it's 
ready to go out in the mail to someone special!!!


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Friday, November 8, 2019

Trendy Twine Gift card holder...

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone!
Today, Annie's Paper Boutique is showcasing
Gift Cardholder ideas for the upcoming holidays!

Gift Cards are popular for gift-giving, especially during the holidays.
The Trendy Twine Gals & myself have created some
wonderful GC holders using Trendy Twine, Christmas Stamps & packaging.


Here's what I came up with ---



How CUTE is this gift cardholder Treat Packet? I adore that sweet Elf!!


As you can tell, there is also a treat inside my packet! These Treat Packets
come with a clear bag so you can add a little something-something to them!
I added some Peanut M & M's to mine then I added a little adhesive
to hold the bag in place - I then decorated my treat packet with some 
Bo Bunny Holiday Paper then colored up the Jaded Blossom 
Elf with my Copic Markers, I added a Gem Star to the 
elf hat and attached the elf to the top folding part on the packet - 
This way my packet will open up easily with the elf still attached!
I then grabbed a stitched tag die and stamped the sweet little
sentiment and tied some Candy Cane Trendy Twine to it.


Now, this is the backside where I made a pocket to fit the Treat packet -
I used more Bo Bunny Holiday paper and just measured out
the size of the packet, then I added a little more width and length
so I could fold them inward to create a pocket 
(like a 1/4" more for each side & bottom)
Then I grabbed a 1/2" circle
punch and made the groove so I could pull my gift card out easily
Once that was done I adhered my pocket and placed my gift card 
inside - I wanted to dress it up just a little bit, so I die cut a stitched oval
and stamped the fun sentiment from the Merry & Bright Christmas Stamp set
and added a couple more Gem stars -











The Trendy Twine Gals have some wonderful
ideas to share, so make sure you head over to the blog to 
take a look at their creations!

ALSO - Friday (and thru the weekend) the Christmas stamps will
be $12 each with FREE U.S. Shipping!!!

Christmas Stamps



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Have an AWESOME WEEKEND!!!



Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Trendy Twine Truffle Treats!

Hello and Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends!
 I'm back as Guest Designer for Trendy Twine!


This month they are featuring Orange Truffle Trendy Twine



So PERFECT for Fall & Thanksgiving!!


I decided to make a sweet Treat for another co-worker



This one was so fun to make!!

I started out by grabbing a Mini Kraft Treat Bag and then
stamping the pie image all over it - Then I colored them up with some
Colored Pencils, then I grabbed some Fall Designer papers
and die cut out a Tag & some pumpkins - 

I stamped some sweet faces on my pumpkins and then attached 
them to my tag - I stamped the sweet treats sentiment on
some white cardstock then grabbed a banner die
to cut it out and placed it over my tags & pumpkins -

I tied the kraft bag up with some of that lovely 
Orange Truffle Twine and attached the tag then
created a bow to hold it together - 

This was well received by the recipient! She loved
the pumpkin pies all over the bag!


The Stamps & Kraft treat bag is from Annie's Paper Boutique 













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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Trendy Twine Spook-Tacular!

Hello and Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends!
 I'm back as Guest Designer for Trendy Twine!


This month they are featuring Black Licorice Trendy Twine



So PERFECT for HALLOWEEN!!


I decided to make a FUN Halloween card with Scraps!!!



This one was super easy to put together!



I just used the scraps that I had leftover from the
Metal Treat Tin I Made earlier this month (Click Here)

What happened was I made the candy nugget strips a little
longer than I thought so I had to cut them down and
it left me with these little pieces which worked perfectly for this card! 

I added all the little scrap pieces to a 3 x 3 1/2
piece of cardstock then grabbed a couple of smaller strips in 
purple & green to go across my card front and of course, 
added some of that cool Black Licorice Twine
and fun Halloween Sentiment and placed it on top of a white
stitched rectangle card front - then I added a cute image
I colored up last year and popped the whole thing up
on some Fun foam and attached it to an orange card base!
I added some sequins for fun and now it's ready to be mailed off!


The Sentiment Stamp is from






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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Trendy Twine Witchy Treat...

Hello and Happy Thursday Crafty Friends!
 I'm back as Guest Designer for Trendy Twine!


This month they are featuring Black Licorice Trendy Twine



So PERFECT for HALLOWEEN!!


I decided to make another Fun Treat for another Co-Worker!



I made another FUN WHIMSICAL Treat for a fellow Co-Worker -



and added some more Hershey's Nuggets 
Then grabbed my Witch hat die and attached it
to the top of my treat! I used some Black Licorice Twine
on my witch hat, then glued the buckle over it and then 
used some Clear wink of Stella to glitter it up -

I die cut out a stitched banner and used a fun
Sentiment and placed it across my treat bag and then
I die cut out a couple more spiders and trimmed them down
to fit around the banner sentiment - 


The Sentiment Stamp & Chevron Treat Bag is from








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Friday, October 11, 2019

Live like a Butterfly....

Hello & Happy Friday Crafty Friends!!
Another week has gone by and I'm excited for the weekend!!!
Still very busy running around and hope one of
these days things will lighten up!

I've had this card sitting on my desk for
a long while - It's a FOILED CARD!!
You guys know I LOVE to FOIL!!!
But I just never put it together, so I
finally sat down and put everything together and
I gotta say... I LOVE the way it turned out!!

I'm using Digital Images from Polka Dot Orchard


So I used my Laser printer and printed out the sentiment & Butterflies
on a piece of vellum -
Then I grabbed some Pink/Gold Foil and placed it through
my laminator and everything came out beautifully -

I hand cut the butterflies, cuz I wanted 1 for the inside of my card


Then I Laser printed this fabulous design on a piece of 
Neenah Solar White cardstock and grabbed a piece of 
Pink Fushia Foil and put it through my laminator as well

I made sure to leave enough space on my vellum to over hang on
my white cardstock piece and attached the two together
so no adhesive would show through - Then I cut a piece of
Gold Foiled Cardstock out and attached them all together
and added some Fun Foam to the back for Dimension
and adhered it all to a White Card base -


The Butterflies were attached with Multi-Matte Medium glue and
I just added glue where the foiled design is so it wouldn't show through -
I added a piece of Gold foil strip to the inside to complete
my card - I also added a couple of Lucy's Cards Gems -

This looks so elegant up close and in person!!!





**** And just so you know... I took the image (Above)
and enlarged it so I could just get the butterfly
images... then I erased what I didn't want
and sized my butterflies accordingly -

That's one of the benefits of digital stamps
they can be sized up or down and you
can remove sections you don't want - 
Most regular stamps you can't do that with -
so it's a nice way to get even more creative with what
you have!!! ****


Have a Magical Weekend!!

Theresa