Wedding Bells

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I’ve been working on the Beagle Paws fundraiser the last few weeks but did manage to squeeze a few other projects into my craft room hours.  Today I’m sharing a wedding card but the picture doesn’t do it justice (shiny gold cardstock plus a shaker window…hard to photograph – not that I try that hard).


The card may look simple but it used some tricky techniques – heat embossing (which I hate as much as glitter) and a shaker window.  The openings in the ampersand are shakers.

There is a white border around the card but it blends into my background.

Back tomorrow with a cute Christmas ornament.

I Made A Card!

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It’s been so long since I’ve made a card.  I’ve been playing with textile crafts lately and have so much sewing and cutting paraphernalia scattered around my craft room there simply hasn’t been any space for paper crafting.

I finished a (gasp!) Christmas stocking last night – forgive the time of year for that but I don’t really sew and it was my first time making a stocking – and decided that it was time to tuck the fabric and sewing machine away for a bit and get back into playing with my neglected paper crafting supplies.

I whipped this card up fairly quickly tonight.  It’s simple but colourful and cute:

birthday bear

Image stamp is MFT, sentiment is Simon Says Stamp.  I treated myself to a couple of orders a few weeks ago and received both parcels this week.  Perfect timing to switch crafting gears.

Hoping to spend a little more time in the craft room this weekend – unfortunately, it will be mostly to do a bit or reorganizing/purging.  Ugh!

Hipster Birthday

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Whipped up a card this afternoon for our nephew in England.  Completely CASEd from a card I saw on Pinterest.  I traced some images I found online and cut out the shapes with my Cameo.  Sentiment is computer generated.

spiffing hipster

Now that the card is made I must try tidying up my craft room!  Anyone want to come over and clean the floor for me?

Cats and Dogs

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Made a few paper crafts using the “Bark” and “Meow” paper collections from Echo Park:

“Scratch” Pads:

scratch pads

Puppy Pads:

puppy pads

…and some quick 3X4″ notecards and handmade envelopes using pre-printed panels from the collections:

cat cards dog cards

Mojo is low at the moment – I should probably use this time to reorganize my craft room and sell off some stuff I don’t use any more. (like a million Prima flowers)

Reason For the Season 2015

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By request:

holy family

Sorry the picture is a little “off”…the card spread open a little when I was taking a picture and my room is in a sad state so I’m at the point where I hover over the card (and a lot of craft supplies) with my camera and it’s “one take or nothing”!

Cards, Cards, and More Cards

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No time for a real blog update.  I’ve finished the fundraiser so all the paw print ornaments have been created, packaged and delivered (well, I have a couple of stragglers).

Now I can move on to my regular Christmas crafting.  It’s going to take me a couple of weeks to catch up! (a good complaint but I’m very busy!!!)

Here’s what I’ve been doing today:

cards 2015

Tomorrow I’ll be making ornaments and snowman mugs…and gift bags, and cookie plates.  Not really – I can’t do all that tomorrow.  I’ll be making ornaments and then gift bags for the snowman mugs.  Hopefully, I can catch up on those items and get my list of things to do down to a manageable size.

Going out for an early birthday supper tonight with two of my favourite (don’t tell them) people.  It is going to be a fun evening!

Nautical Bridal Shower

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I don’t think I’ve posted these yet but this past summer was definitely the summer of all things nautical.

I whipped up a few favour tags and a piece of “art” for a bridal shower a little while ago.

Here are the tags:

nautical tags batch

…and another view for detail – these were to put on bottles of nail polish:

nautical tags

…and here’s the “art”:

nautical love sign

It got placed in a frame after I made it – never got to see it framed but I was quite pleased with it and it didn’t take long to make once I found an appropriate font and created my anchor.

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Back soon with more lost projects.

This and That

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nautical first banner

Sharing a couple more lost projects…the first one is a gift tag I made for a pet ornament but I didn’t take a photo of the ornament itself…duh!  However, I was quite happy with the water colouring on my tag.  Unfortunately, the gift was for a friend.  Her cat passed away (at a very old age but it’s always sad to lose your pet) and I wanted her to know I was thinking of her loss.

cat box

…and a couple of first birthday cards:

Card 1:

nautical first

Card 2:

just ducky

That’s it for today but I do have a few projects I whipped up for a nautical themed bridal shower that I’m sharing tomorrow.

Wedding Cards

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Thought I’d share a few cards I made last month but didn’t have a chance to post until now.

These were based on the wedding colours of each event and they were difficult to photograph due to the gold elements of the papers:

Card 1 was CASEd…I used stickers for the Mr & Mrs.

cream and blush

Card 2 was spectacular in real life.  I CASEd the vellum banners – I used white embossing powder for the stitching.  The top of the card is deeper red but the camera did not like this card.


gold congrats

Card 3 had the patterned paper do all the work.  I embossed the sentiment on some black cardstock and added some red gems to the hearts for a little extra bling.
happily gold

I have a few more “lost” projects to share so check back soon!

Elegant Birthday

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I’m going to drop my banners for the time being to make it faster to edit photos and blog about them.

My Aunt (the one I discuss at least twice a year on the old blog-a-roo) had a birthday last month but my kitchen was torn out so I couldn’t baker her traditional date and walnut loaves.  As I now have a fully functional (but still incomplete) kitchen, that was the first order of business this morning.

I don’t have pictures of the loaves (which are cooling on my sexy new granite counter as I type this) but I do have a picture of the birthday card I made this morning:

elegant birthday wishes

The white card is adhered to a transparency so there is a little bit of glare in the picture.  I used my Simon Says Stamp card kit from last month for this card.  Wish I had more time to play with my card-making supplies but I am still making lots of things – they’re just not papercrafts right now.

Time to go pull a zillion staples out of some kitchen chair cushions…at least it’s a rainy day so it’s a good time to be productive while indoors!

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