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Online Card Class – Day 1

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Hi all,

As the title indicates, I’ve joined an online card class hosted by some of my favorite designers. You can find their class links here. I’ve already learned so many tips and tricks in one day and can’t wait to see what the rest of the class has in store. For today’s challenge we are to pay careful attention to craftsmanship and keeping our elements clean and crisp. Here is my take on today’s challenge. Enjoy!

Wherever The Wind Blows



Card Base: Neenah Environmental Card Stock Desert Storm

Papers: My Minds Eye (scrap material)

Embellishments: Basic Grey

Embossing: Tim Holtz Fades Embossing Folder – Rays and Retro Circles

Circle Cutter: Martha Stewart Crafts

Distress Ink (background of pinwheel): Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China

Week Three Summer Card Camp Series – Color Challenge

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Hi All,

This weeks color challenge had me stuck. I had no clue where to begin. I created multiple cards but just wasn’t feeling that it was what I wanted to share. I went back to the drawing board multiple times and finally came up with the design below. I decided that maybe the colors reminded me more of christmas and decided to dig into some of my holiday supplies to see if there was anything that I could come up with. It was at that moment, I found a fantastic set of rub on transfers from Basic Grey.

Here is this week’s color combo:

Week 3 Color Combo

And here is what I came up with:

In My Heart

Thanks for reading and feel free to leave comments!

Birthday Surprise Box

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Hi all,

How about something a little different than a card today? For today’s project I’d like to show you a variation on a card…it’s a birthday box! This box in particular was made with a recipient in mind. A friend had asked that I create a box that could contain a small birthday gift and a birthday message. I asked what type of color scheme the recipient would like and was given this color scheme. This box is 100% handmade and then decorated using my stash of all things crafty. The papers are from a DCWV 8×8 paper pack. The flowers and embellishments are just a variety of products from K & Co., Prima, and Basic Grey.



Here is the exterior of the box. It measures approximately 5″L x 5″ Wx 4″H. Although it looks like an ordinary box, the sides have been removed. Once the lid is removed from the box, the four walls collapse and create a bit of a surprise!



Close up of the lid embellishments created with Basic Grey chipboard stickers, Prima flowers and a metallic button brad. VERY dimensional =)



And here is the inside of the box. Once the lid is removed, the four walls collapse and create this visual. Super fun, elegant and colorful.


Celebrate with Style

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Hi all,

Hope you all are enjoying the new site and liking the projects that I have been posting up. I know I’m having a blast trying out new techniques and playing with some of the awesome products I have in my stash or that were given to me as gifts. For today’s card I wanted to explore the world of watercolor paper and Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I used a water-spritzing method to create “blobs” of ink that could blend together to create a background. I absolutely love the way the background turned out. I then used a Basic Grey chipboard embellishment and hand stamped a flourish to look like a stem.

Here is the finished product =)

Celebrate With Style


Card Base: Neenah Solar White

Paper: Strathmore Watercolor and Authentique

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Iced Spruce and Broken China

Flower Embellishment: Basic Grey

Sentiment: Hero Arts – Happiness Messages


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