Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Cutting Cafe Inspiration-Tissue Box Covers!


Welcome to some Cutting Cafe Inspiration!  This time around we're playing with the Tissue Box Covers!  I've created mine using a wintery holiday themed paper... 


I decorated my cover with a pretty snowflake doily and this adorable little Happy Owlidays stamp from the Cutting Cafe.  You can get the printable image here or you can do like I did and have it made into a custom clear stamp by Regina through the Cutting Cafe Shop!


This cover was so quick and easy to make!  I just imported the svg file into my Design Space program, adjusted the size according to the instructions (just make sure you choose the right sizes with the right parts because that's how they cut best...lol!  Ask me how I know...)  Then I "Attached" the pieces and cut!  You get nice dashed perforations where the folds go and cuts in all of the right places.  So easy to fold and glue together.  There are cuts for a standard rectangle type tissue box and this smaller kind of square one.   Easy peasy!

How much fun would it be to decorate a tissue box to put in a get well basket for a friend... there are some really cute sentiments with the set also... or do like I did and decorate a plain cheap box for the holidays... easy to switch them out as the seasons change and you can save them or recycle them when you're finished!

Now be sure to check out what everyone has created for you today!  Start at the Cutting Cafe Blog and comment there for a chance to win some free files and then check out what my Design Teamates have created!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thanks A Lot-Paper Smooches


Happy Sunday!  Today I'm sharing some more watercolor with some Paper Smooches stamps.  Today I've used the Best Buds stamp set again... just love these sweet flowers in the jar.  I watercolored my background and then splattered some additional blue on after it was dry and then splattered some water.

I watercolored the flowers using my Zig Clean Color markers and added just a bit of color to the jar in blue as a reflection of the blue.

I'm playing along with the Penny Black and More November challenge, Flower Power!  You should check it out!


This cutie pie bear is from the adorable Curious Cuties stamp set and the sentiment is from Best Buds.


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope to see you again soon!






Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thanks So Very Much-A Little Shabby Chic?


Decided to make a card just for fun today!  It's been a while since I did that and it was necessary...lol!  I'm playing along with a few challenges!  The Outlawz Thursday Twist is Brads, Buttons and Bows and I've used two of the three!   I'm playing along with Word Art Wednesday #308-#309 which is Anything Goes and the Shabby Chic challenge to make a Thank You card over at Play Creative on Facebook!

The design paper is from Prima and I love the distressed look of it.  I used the Waffle Flower scalloped dies for my top two layers... they are so pretty!


This pretty stamp set was a special from CTMH a short while ago... love the pretty fonts and flowers!


My fourth layer is some Tim Holtz Grit Paste and I used a lacy stencil to apply it.  Once it was dry, I added that pretty die cut from Paper Smooches, some flowers, some beads...


This pretty bow using crinkly seam binding from D.L. Art, that beautiful crystal button and some silver jewelry thread...


Love the way it turned out... hope you do too!



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties November 2017 New Release Rewind!


It's time for the Release Rewind over at Paper Sweeties, when we feature old and new together!

I stamped onto watercolor paper and heat embossed the pretty Holly image from the Meet Me Under The Mistletoe stamp set and the heart from the Sweet Treats Stand Add On Stamp Set using Versamark to stamp and White Embossing Powder.


I used my Zig Clean Color Markers and some water to color in the images and then around the outside of them.  Then I used a paintbrush and extra water to move the color around careful not to muddy up the colors... and when that was dry, I sprayed the whole thing with a bunch of water so that the colors would blur and run a bit... I love the way it came out!


Then I used the Believe word die from the Joy Sweet Cuts and cut it out with white glitter paper.  I actually have left these dies attached and if i cut one, I cut out all three because I know I'll use them later!  I cut a strip of colored vellum and attached it across the piece and added the Believe on top.  I am really bad at keeping track of the dots for my i's for word dies, so I stopped trying...lol!  I either leave them without, or in this case, I used some white Nuvo drops to dot my I.  Then I sprinkled around a few green sequins from the Watermelon mix... LOVE that sequin mix!


Thank you so much for visiting again today!  I do so appreciate it!  Be sure to check out what everyone has created for you today:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin  * October Guest Designer *
Karen Letchworth

And I sure do hope you'll play along with us this month!





Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Paper Sweeties November 2017 New Release Party!


Yay!  It's Release Day over at Paper Sweeties!  All of the new stamps and dies are available in the shop today!

I'm sharing with you a project made using the new You Better Not Pout stamp set!  Love this cute set with a few really cute sentiments and this awesome image of Santa holding a letter for your recipient!


So cute right!?  And I am loving all of the # sentiments that Debbie has been adding to the new sets lately.. they are my favorites.. short, sweet, and trendy!

The envelope comes blank, but I used part of a sentiment from the Handmade For You stamp set... it was the perfect size to fit in the envelope.  But you could handwrite a recipients name and/or address (fake or real), leave it blank, or add a few scribbles to look like it's addressed.  I love that it's blank so you can do what you want with it!


I embellished with some red burlap ribbon from my stash and some jingle bells and of course sprinkled around a few Marshmallow Sprinkles.


So happy you could come by again today!  Get some more inspiration before you shop by heading over to these places:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin  * October Guest Designer *
Karen Letchworth
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld


And don't forget about this:





Paper Smooches Magic-A Team Effort!


Just wanted to share a quick card with you!  Can't really take credit for this, because that adorable unicorn from the Spectrum Stamp Set was the start of a friend's project and she really wasn't happy with it and abandoned it.  I saw promise so I stuffed it in my bag when it was time to go.


When I got home, I finished coloring him and the background in and put him inside this shaker.  For the window of the shaker I used the Frame 1 die.. cut it out in the center of my paper and used the negative space for my window.  Glued the window sheet to the back of my window layer, added some popup tape, poured some very pretty CDD Shimmer Sequins in the center and glued the front down.


Before I added my popup tape, I used my Misti to stamp this sentiment from the most awesome Magical Sampler sentiment set.  When it was all together, I tied my ribbon around the whole thing and scattered a few more sequins around.  I'd say that's about as clean and simple as I've ever gotten (if you ignore the ribbon... but why would you??)

And it was very funny because when I showed her the finished card, she didn't even realize that was her unicorn!  And I really didn't change it that much.  I think she just didn't like it so much that she didn't imagine it could be such a pretty little shaker!

Thanks for stopping!  I'm entering this one into a couple challenges... the Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search for December (still a few hours left to link up to this one) and the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #308-#309 Anything Goes! (You have a little less than a week to play along with this one!

See you again tomorrow!



Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas-Tag #4


Welcome to Tag 4 from the 12 Tags of Christmas hosted by the Funkie Junkie Boutique! Well!  I didn't get my two cubbies done last weekend... or even one....lol!  But I did catch up quite a bit with some other "chores".  Here's a link to details on Linda's Tag #4 (above) and here is how I was inspired by it:


It's been tricky to translate the tags into these 3D scenes.  And I was so upset because when I saw this tag, I knew I had the exact right bell (see the bells in the ribbon of the tag).  I'd been to a rummage sale and had picked up this pretty old bell that would have fit perfectly in this cubby.  It traveled around in my purse for a long time and recently I came across it and said... hey... I better put this somewhere safe!  And guess what... now that I know exactly what it would be perfect for, I can't find it.  If I had left it in my purse, you'd see it in this picture here.  BUT!

I had to get over it.  It wasn't easy but how much time would I keep wasting trying to figure out the awesome place I put it.  So ... don't be surprised if you see it somewhere here before I'm done, but not in this one.


So instead, I took my inspiration from the sheet of music, the ribbon, the colors, and the texture... I had a couple spools.. one was pretty and vintage looking that I got at an antique store somewhere close... it was pretty cheap so I know it's not vintage, but I loved it anyway.  The other smaller one I got in a package at Michael's.  I wrapped the small one in burlap ribbon to add texture (love the textured areas in Linda's tag).  And I took some crinkled seam binding from Paper Sweeties and rubbed on some gold Nuvo mouse and then sprayed it with some Gold Shimmer Spritz from Heidi Swapp and wrapped it around the larger spool and made a big bow.  I added the music notes to the small one and that pretty gold button to the large.  I also scattered around some pinecones to make this cubby cohesive with the rest of the piece.


Here is the area surrounding this one... we'll talk more about that pretty poinsettia at a later date :)!  Now, on to the next!  And be sure to check out the Funkie Junkie Boutique!  Sign up for the newsletters so you get notifications of all of the awesome sales that are always going on!  I've got some things in my cart right now!