Friday, March 24, 2023
Morning Coffee ~ Scrapbook Pal
Honeybee Stamps Hug In A Mug Honey Cuts
Monday, March 20, 2023
New Creation ~ Mixed Media Monday
I typed the verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17 on my computer and printed it on my home printer. I cut the sentiment into blocks, in keeping with the other entries in this journal, and outlined them with a thin black marker.
Stamperia Create Happiness Journal
K and Co. Meadow Die Cuts
Spellbinders Eyelet Lace Frame
Spellbinders Flea Market Finds
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Vintage Easter Box Ornament ~ Double D Challenges
I've used the Passport Book BIGZ die from Sizzix to make the box ornament. Unfortunately this die has been retired for quite some time but it's still one of my favorite dies. I covered the outside of the box with a soft blue scrapbook paper and added some flower rub-ons from Stamperia. The flowers came from Hobby Lobby and the bunny is a die cut from Frantic Stamper. The Easter banner is cut from a retired Graphic 45 paper pad.
Inside the box, you'll find this sweet image that was also cut from the Graphic 45 paper pad, along with a die cut chick from Dies R Us as well as a couple of sparkly Easter eggs from Michael's Craft Store. I lined the inside bottom of the box with craft moss to give all the elements a place to sit.
You can check out the other ornament boxes I've made in the past:
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Flea Market Finds ~ Spellbinders
When I received the package with all the goodies in the mail from Spellbinders, it was literally like walking through a well curated flea market, just full of beautiful vintage ephemera.
Here you'll find some sweet little book marks or they could also be used to add to cards, art journals or other projects as you'll see below. I used one of the long scalloped dies from Mini Envelopes 1 Etched Dies to cut the book marks. I added pieces of ephemera from Coat Check Miscellany and a tiny tag from the Mini Envelopes 1 die set.
I randomly stamped images from both Reading Material Clear Stamps and Sign Here Clear Stamps onto the back sides of the book marks. The tab reinforcers from the die set and some string finished these off.
This is a sampling of some of the dies included in Mini Envelopes 2 Etched Die Set. I adore the pointed scalloped rectangle! This design is reminiscent of that bygone era.
So many possibilities here for creating your own vintage pieces. Tiny envelopes to fill with tiny treasures. You can create them with or without the windows, as the dies are all separate.
Moving on to the greeting cards I made, using more of the Florals 2 Palette Paper Pad and other ephemera bits from Coat Check Miscellany.
I used the book mark I made previously, on this card here. I just love the blue tones on this pretty floral paper.
I had so much fun creating with this amazing release! I do hope you'll take a minute to visit Spellbinders to see the entire new release as well as all the other New Arrivals for the month of March.
Reading Matter Clear Stamps
Sign Here Clear Stamps
Coat Check Miscellany
Mini Envelopes 1, Etched Dies
Mini Envelopes 2, Etched Dies
Florals 2 Palette
Entire Flea Market Finds Collection
Saturday, March 11, 2023
PinkFresh Studio Floral Trio ~ Scrapbook Pal
The month of March can be cold and wet here on the east coast, so I was very happy to be able to work with the beautiful Floral Trio release from PinkFresh Studio this month. These flowers helped me see past the dirty snow, looking forward to the new growth that spring brings.
Lets jump right in on how this card came together.
I started by using the PinkFresh Studio Floral Trio Hot Foil Plate using Silver Glimmer Hot Foil. I foiled it three times, using the Spellbinders Glimmer Foil System, twice onto white cardstock and once onto black cardstock, because I didn't have a plan mapped out yet and I wanted to have options.
Using the PinkFresh Studio Floral Trio Stencils, I started adding color to the foiled white cardstock panels. I stenciled one using Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn DOX Inks. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint DOX Inks on the second white cardstock panel. You'll see that project below.
Next, using the PinkFresh Studio Floral Trio Die, I cut a scrap piece of cardstock so that I could use the negative shape to mask off the stenciled portion of my card front. I then blended Tumbled Glass DOX Ink around the outside edges of the floral spray.
I then stamped a sentiment from the PinkFresh Studio Floral Trio Clear Stamp Set onto the bottom left corner of the card front.
I finished this card off by framing the image in black cardstock and then mounting it to a soft pink A2 size card base.
I die cut the yellow floral spray using the Floral Trio Die and mounted it to a pretty piece of 6x6" patterned paper that was left over from one of the 12 Kits of Occasion and made a frame using the Spellbinders Shadowbox Frame Die.
Some Yellow Stickles on the details of the flowers finished this project off nicely.
I loved how the gold foil on the black cardstock came out so I simply trimmed a bit off the edge so I could add some striped scrapbook paper and gold gems. Easy peasy!
Here is a list of products I used that can be found in the Scrapbook Pal shop:
PinkFresh Studio Floral Trio Hot Foil Plate
PinkFresh Studio Floral Trio Stencils
PinkFresh Studio Floral Trio Clear Stamps
PinkFresh Studio Floral Trio Dies
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Silver Glimmer Hot Foil
I wish you the happiest spring season!
Friday, March 10, 2023
Spellbinders Victorian Collection
I used Fluted Classics Slimline Dies to create the card base.
Entire Victorian Collection
Mason Jar and Lavender
Fluted Classics Slimline Dies
The Victorian Garden Bundle
Monday, March 6, 2023
Vintage Maize Botanical Cards ~ Mixed Media Monday
The quality of these papers in the Curator's Botanical 6x8 Collection Pack are the best I've ever used! They're thick like mat-board. Really stunning!
The flowers and butterfly are from the Curator's Botanical Ephemera Bits. I added a healthy dose of WOS to them.
I added this cute little pocket that I cut out of paper from my scrap box and added other extra bits and bobs that I found while rummaging through my boxes.