Sunday, November 29, 2015

Exciting news! I'm Part of the 2016 Crew!

Hello everyone -

I wanted to share some exciting news.  I was selected to become part of  the Canvas Corp Brands Crew for 2016! Canvas Corp includes three fabulous companies 7 Gypsies, Tattered Angels and Canvas Home Basics.  I am excited to be able to share each of these with you in more depth in the coming year.

The 'Crew' includes fantastically talented crafters from not only the United States but countries around the globe.  You can get a full list on the stores blog post here at Canvas Corps The Creative Studio.

You can find products in your local Michaels, JoAnns or a host of other shops but if you happen to be in an area where there aren't stores that carry their fabulous yumminess then check out the Online Shop and and have items sent directly to your home.  You certainly don't want to miss out on all the fabulous things available for your creative inspirations.

So subscribe to my blog today so you don't miss out on any of the exciting things I'll be sharing in the months ahead!

Thanks for sharing my excitement!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tattered Lace Easel Card

a Cut at Home Design Team Project 

I don't know why I don't make more easel cards, I love the look of them and they aren't hard.  Today's inspiration came from an assortment of Tattered Lace Magazines (links below the video).  Not only do you get free die(s) with each magazine you also get gorgeous designer paper, instructions for projects, templates and an huge amount of inspiration.


I had so many bits and pieces I'd cut out when playing and designing my card I decided to make a second one, this time an A2 card (the easel card is a 6" square).  Again using the dies and papers (along with a few other goodies from the store) for this second card.

Come join me on todays video, we'll make the easel card together, I'll share the fabulous, inspirational insides to the magazines and hopefully inspire you to make a few cards yourself.

Supplies from the Cut at Home store: 
101064: Tattered Lace Magazine Issue 10
D497: Tattered Lace Floral Crescent die
SCP-014: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Cuddle Cream
S4-422: Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Squares
D484: Tattered Lace Adele Flower die
139900: Tattered Lace Magazine Issue Exclusive Feb 15
TIM43263: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Wilted Violet
30-162: Penny Black Eloquence
S4-112: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals Small
137411: Tattered Lace Magazine Issue 17
660157: Tim Holtz Punch - Small Butterfly

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

All Glammed Up!

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today I'll be sharing 4 projects that I've made using Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Up collection including paper, dies and stamps. Here's a little peek at my shaped shoe card.

Here's a snippet of my tag, don't you love the dress.  You'll see all these projects in their entirety on today's video at the end of this post.  

The third project is a card using the unique new dies that have a middle part and two outer cutting dies.  By using just one you can get a lovely flourish like the one shown on my card.  I'll share just how easy it is to achieve this effect on the video.

Last but not least is a tag gift card holder with more cut aparts and dies from the collection.  Fun stuff and an endless amount of projects just awaiting your creative touch with any or all of the All Glammed Up collection.  A linked list of the supplies I've used from Cut at Home will be directly below the video.

Supplies from the store:
HCDP1-260: Heartfelt Creations All Glammed 12"x12" Paper Pad  
HCD-774 : Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Shoe Dies  
HCD-775 : Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Dress and Flourish Dies  
HCD-776 : Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Eyelet Oval Dies  
HCPC-3702: Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Heels and Roses Cling Stamps  
HCPC-3703: Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Up Shoe Cling Stamps 
HCPC-3704: Heartfelt Creations All Glammed All Dressed Up Cling Stamps 
HCPC-3705: Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Lift Your Soul Cling Stamps 
HCPC-3706: Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Fashionista Cling Stamps  
HCPC-3707: Heartfelt Creations All Glammed Sentiments Cling Stamps  
4500849: Graphic 45 Large Tag Ivory Album  
TIM20219: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Milled Lavendar 
SCP-013: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Whirl White Cardstock 
SCP-014: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Cuddle Cream Cardstock  
ACP6SG: Angel Craft Semi-Gloss Craft Podge (sold direct from Amazon)

Monday, November 9, 2015

Meg's Garden Vintage Victorian Christmas Card

a Meg's Garden Design Team Project

Today I'm sharing a little bit of Vintage and a little bit of Victorian in a Christmas Card featuring both collections from Meg's Garden of Papercraft Delights StoreThere will be links to the products used from the store directly below the video.

I am in love with the old world look of these collections, use one or the other or mix and match them as I've done today.  This is a 5"x7" card with a Kraft cardstock base.  I added some Diamond Stickles on Santa's beard to give it a little shimmer.

Today's video will walk you through how to do everything from the collage background to adding the decorative flowers.  I hope you'll join me there.

Supplies from Meg's Garden 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

SOLD - Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Mini Album

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

This mini is has been sold
Thank you all for your interest!

Today's mini is made from a pre-made journal designed by Frank Garcia and sold by Prima.  I've used Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Collection on the six two page spreads.

I've used a lot of fussy cut flowers and elements from the paper line for decoration.  The spine is covered in three pieces of black lace from The Piece by Piece.  I used Diamond Stickles to accent the baby's breath on the front and back of the mini.

  The mini measures 5.5" x 7.5" with six chipboard pages.

Each set of paper co-ordinates with designer paper, pockets, tuck ins or unders and black mats stamped with stamps from the collection.

There is an abundance of places to adhere photos and journal spots.  Here I've created a pocket on the left with a matching belly band on the right and added a top and bottom stopper to keep mats and photos from sliding out of the mini.

Check the supply list at the bottom of this post for a complete list of the Spellbinders, Sizzix and Tattered Lace dies I've used.

On video I'll walk you through each page sharing what the inserts look like and also tips and ideas I used to create the pages.

I love the look of these pages.  They were created by fussy cutting the sentiment strip and flower spray from the top of one of the collections 12"x12" papers.  By gluing the sides and middle down I've created a belly band and open pocket for the mats and many extra photos to be tucked in. 

The chalk ink on the black mat stamped with the Collection's stamps just gives a pop.  Of course once the photos are placed many of the stamped images will be reduced or eliminated but they are nice until the photos glued down.

The vertical tuck in pocket on the right was created by putting a small hole in the top and bottom and then cutting a slit with my Kraft knife to join them.  Removing just a sliver of the paper leaves a nice way to slip the mat under the paper and allowing just enough to peek out for removal.

Come join me on today's video, there are lots more photos to inspire you to find a pre-made mini and decorate it yourself.

Supplies from the Store:
HCDP1-255: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Paper Pad  
HCPC3676: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Poppy Vase cling stamps  
HCPC3677: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Stems cling stamps 
HCPC3678: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Fillers cling stamps  
HCPC3675: Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppy Corner and Border cling stamps 
S4-112: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals Small 
S5-216: Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Tranquil Moments  
S4-544: Spellbinders Card Creator Victorian Arch 
S5-218: Spellbinders Nestabilities A2 Divine Eloquence
D304: Tattered Lace Demure Corner die
660225: Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Friendship Words in Script  
TIM27133: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Forest Moss  
TIM20202: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Fired Brick  
TIM43270: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Ground Expresso 
Please note Angel Craft Products are now sold directly through Amazon 
ACP6SG: Angel Craft Semi Gloss Craft Podge  
ACT1412: Angel Craft Tape 1/2" ACT1414: Angel Craft Tape 1/4"