Thursday, August 13, 2020

Baby Swan Gift Set

Good morning friends~  I've got a cutie pie gift set that I made and put together for my daughter's sister-in-law who's expecting a tiny baby girl in October.  As many of you know, I like to make my gifts based off the shower invitations I receive.  People choose their shower invitations as a means of reflecting their style so by coordinating the gift to go along with the invitation, I feel like it's more personal than just buying a gift.  This sounds strange, but personal invitations get my creative juices flowing. 

For this gift, the baby shower had a sweet pink floral background with a swan wearing a gold crown.  How appropriate, since their last name is Swan.  Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month for February 2019 titled "Golden Swan" was the perfect die set to start my layered scene.

I made the swan, using three layers of the wing to add dimension.  I pulled out lots of dies to create the surrounding scene. 

 Look at the detail on the pretty Elizabeth Craft Design Wisteria.  Can you guess how many hours it took me to cut, shape, glue and assemble that wisteria bush with glittered centers?  A long time!  

Here's the invitation and the outfit I found on Amazon to go along with it.  The colors couldn't have matched more perfectly.  Cute as can be!  Right??

As it happened, I didn't have a girlie gift bag so I made my own, using scrapbook paper, some die cut trim, doily, and a pre-printed swan die from the Spellbinders card kit.  

Here is the card I made to go along with it.

The baby shower is this weekend.  I hope she and baby likes this gift.  

I also wanted to let you know that Spellbinders is giving away a FREE set of Wonderland StoryTime Paint Pens with any order over $75.00


You can also find more information about all their monthly kits HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Dinosaur Dude ~ TSOC ~ Masculine

Hello everyone!  There's a new challenge starting over at The Sisterhood of Crafters and we're looking for masculine cards.  Well, as it turns out, I was in need of a card for a sweet little boy so the timing was perfect.

I had this stamped panel leftover from one of my 12 Kits and decided it was just the right background for one of Marianne's Designs Dinosaurs.  The Happy Birthday ring was given to me by my dear friend Marica.  I think it's from MFT.

Nice and easy and quick.  

Now it's YOUR turn to play along.  You can find all the details for the challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters or by clicking here.  We look forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Choose Joy!

Good morning friends.  I'm popping in with a card that fits perfectly in the Time Out Challenge going on right now.  

The Tim Holtz Bunny Hop dies from Sizzix are the happiest, dancing bunnies I've seen and they'll certainly dance their way into your heart as they did mine.    

I went with a shabby chic look, using the same but different backgrounds and layouts.

The simple sentiment to "choose joy" says it all!

I'll be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Use your favorite tool:  Die Cuts

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A Twist Panel Pop Up Card ~ Double D Challenges ~ Butterflies

Hello friends~  It's time for a new challenge over at Double D Challenges.  
This week, the theme is Butterflies:
Who doesn't have tons of them in their stash?  I do and I had a hard time deciding what direction I was going to go with this challenge.  I started by pulling out beautiful papers by Mintay called 7th Heaven. 

 Yes, you've seen many projects from me using this line of paper but I just can't help myself from using it again and again.  But this card has a twist...  

 Literally!!  When you open it, four beautiful panels twist and pop out.  I used Karen Burniston's Twist Panel Pop-Up die to create this.  

 This line of paper lends itself perfectly to this style of card because each set contains two sheets of these lovely journal panels.  Here are more butterflies, in keeping with the theme of the challenge.

 There's plenty of room to write or stamp a thoughtful message to the recipient.  
I added another journaling panel at the bottom of the card for room to sign your name.

This card looks like it took hours to make but it actually came together fairly quickly once I figured out how to assemble the twist panel gizmo.

Now it's your turn to join in on the fun at Double D Challenges
Here's what you could win:

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Sail Away With Me

Good morning friends~  I haven't played along with Cupcake Inspiration in a long time and after seeing my friend Kim's card for the challenge and how adorable it was, I thought I'd check out their challenge blog.  I'm so glad I did because there's some wonderful nautical inspiration there!  My card isn't as adorable as Kim's but it's nautical.

Do you ever want to just pull out all your old supplies and make cards with them?  I can get so caught up using new supplies and buying more because I think I "need" them when I have so many wonderful old supplies just waiting to be used.

This card is made using just dies.  No stamping involved.  The sailboat is an old one from MFT but I've always loved the simple design.  I paired it with PTI's Shape Shifters Oval die and the little anchor tag was a freebie from Cheery Lynn Designs a really long time ago.  It was fun pulling out some old dies and giving them some new love.  

I hope you'll play along by clicking here.

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