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Showing posts from January, 2016

What A Girl Wants

Tuesday (tomorrow) if you are in the Anoka Minnesota area. This is my 6th year participating in this event.  There will be a Stampin' Up! Make & Take table.  I am prepped and ready for 800 people to make a cute tag! New or seasoned crafter, stop by and give it a try. 

Product Bonanza Extravaganza Saturday

You are invited - by me!!! Bring your friends too.  Prizes * Make & Take * Live Demonstrations * Specials * Card Contest * bring your camera - lots of displays!   That is the link to the event website. Card contest rules on there.  I will be a Pumpkin that day. Paper Pumpkin, that is. Come visit me and learn about Paper Pumpkin and the great Sale-a-Bration special. 

Heat Embossing - 4 ways

For this card I used Heat & Stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter . TiP: Make sure your Heat & Stick isn't over 10 years old!  Using H&S adds a few steps because you stamp Versamark, sprinkle with H&S, heat, then quickly add the glitter and heat to set. It is a way you can use glitter to heat emboss. An easier way - shown below!  I went in after and highlighted parts with the new Wink of Stella pen in Clear, page 24 in the Occasions catalog 141897 because the glitter did not stick as well as I had hoped. I also ordered myself some fresh Heat & Stick power! lol To give the window frame a high gloss frosty winder look I used the Shimmer White paper.  And yes, I fussy cut Santa. Only one thoughT For this card I used the Craft White pigment ink pad and the white embossing powder. Using both in white gives it a very opaque white.  More fussy cutting and more grumbling by Sandy! I cut three separate and different poinset

Uh oh! Sympathy Cards Needed

My cousin requested a few specialty sympathy cards a few weeks ago. A young teen lost her fight with Cystic Fibrosis. The requirements were as follows: her favorite color was purple and turquoise for CF association, and she liked butterflies.  I tried to incorporate all of that in one card and it just looked like a hot mess. There is no evidence of that first draft left on the planet. I am sure I could if it hadn't been right before Christmas. I decided to break it down into two different cards. My cousin could then choose to use one or both of the cards.  I used the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set from the Annual Catalog. Since the purple card has such strong colors, I chose to soften the butterfly by cutting it out of vellum. It created a subtle accent to the sympathy focal point. For the Cystic Fibrosis card, I used their colors, yellow, bright blue and turquoise. It is not my favorite color combination but the symbolism of the colors means so much. I softene

Diva Gift Bag & Tag Exchange

For our December Diva Downline meeting we held a gift bag and matching tag exchange. I had a little (okay A LOT!) of fun with this project. I ended up making three sets of gift bags and tags and added a matching card to each. I figured that those that didn't have time to participate would also go home with a project. In other words, I was feeling generous during the spirit of the season. The first combination I made was of the traditional variety. I used reds and greens and the Dove stamp. ***full disclosure: most of these products are now retired. I wanted to share with you so you can borrow the layouts and color combinations. Therefore, I am not likely to list individual products, per usual.*** Okay, not completely true. In this combination, I used Merry Moments DSP, which is in the annual catalog, as is the vintage leaves die and the ribbon.  I did decorate the backs of all the bags too. I forgot to take pictures of those. So sorry. They were nice though.


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