Poppystamps – Graceful Heart


Hi Friends! I hope you all are doing well and having a nice week. I am stopping by today with a Valentine’s Day card for the Poppystamps design team. Today’s card highlights the popular paper piecing technique featuring the Poppystamps Graceful Heart Frame Coverplate.

To get started, you will need to die cut the Heart Frame image 3 times using Metallic Gold, Red Glitter, and Dark Green cardstock. Next, you will remove the gold inside pieces of the image from the frame and simply adhere the frame to your white A2 card base with some liquid adhesive.

If you own Stick It adhesive, you could apply the Stick It to each of the sheets of cardstock, before die cutting the frame multiple times.  This would allow for the frame and each of the inside pieces to have a sticky backing, making it easier to paper piece the card together with the multiple colors of cardstock.

Next you will adhere the coordinating red glitter heart and large leaf pieces into the outline of the gold frame using some liquid adhesive. Once all of the glitter pieces are adhered. You will then adhere the coordinating green cardstock pieces for the smaller leaf images into the gold frame. 

Lastly, stamp the sentiment Happy Valentine’s Day from the Poppystamps Valentine’s Fun stamp set in Versafine Onxy Black ink and your card is done. Simple, quick and stunning! If you are intending to make several Valentines’ Day cards this season, this design can easily be mass produced. 

I hope you have enjoyed today’s card share and found inspiration. Until next time….Happy Crafting! 

Poppystamps – Big Hedgehog


Hey there crafty friends!

Valentine’s Day is 19 short days away! Have you started making your holiday cards?

If you’re in need of some inspiration to get your crafty mojo going, this project should certainly help. Today I am featured on the Poppystamps blog showcasing this very Valentine’s Day card using the new Big Hedgehog Left and Big Hedgeghog Right dies. These cute critters are just a few of the new dies from the latest Poppystamps release.

Be sure to visit the Poppystamps blog by clicking here for more details and picture tutorials on how I created this card. Let me know in the comments if you will be making and sending out any Valentine’s Day cards this year!

Until next time….. Happy Crafting!

Make A Card Monday – #Manuary Cards


Happy Monday crafty friends! I hope you’re having a good start to the week.

For today’s Make a Card Monday project, I am participating in Crystal Komara’s Janaury challenge to create a masculine theme card. All month long Crystal is challenging herself and others to create masculine themed cards and to post their creations to the #MANuary Cards on Instagram.

Today’s project is using the Beer stamp set from The Ton Stamps. This large 6×8 stamp set is a layering set that allows you to create a realistic pint of beer. This stamp set is not only perfect for the men in your life, but it is also perfect for anyone who enjoys beer. I’ve had this stamp set in my collection for over a year now and Crystal’s card challenge was the perfect reason to pull this from my stash to make a card.

Here are the details on the card:

The A2 size card base is made from a 110 lb. Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. The card front panel is cut from black cardstock using the second die from the MFT Stamps Stitched Rectangle Stax A2 die set. Then sponged with white pigment ink using a Distress Ink blending tool to give the card its chalkboard appearance. The coordinating “Happy Birthday …you deserve a beer” sentiment comes directly from the stamp set and was heat embossed with fine detail white embossing powder. The pint of beer focal image was stamped with Altenew Inks in the colors Butternut, Warm Sunshine, Pumpkin Pie, Morning Frost, Silver Lake and Gray Denim. I fussy cut the beer image with my scissors and adhered it to the card front panel with some foam tape for added dimension. Lastly I embellished the card with a few Nuvo drops in the color simply white.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project share and found inspiration. Until next time….Happy Crafting!

Carta Bella Summer Market


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I am coming on the blog to share with you the projects I made with the Carta Bella, Summer Market collection. I picked up the Summer Market collection from my local scrapbook store in late May early June of 2020. I purchased the 6×6 paper pad, the 12 x12 sticker sheet, the Chipboard stickers, coordinating enamel dots, several sheets of the 12 x12 patterned paper as well as the 12 x12 coordinating solid card stock.

With the elements I purchased, I created 10 A2 size note cards , 3 memorydex cards, 6 mini tag embellishments and two 3D projects.

I was inspired by the talented Kristianne, from Kristiannes Crafty Adventures on Youtube, to create the 3D Acetate Tote Bag. Click here to see Kristinanne’s tutorial on how to make this adorable mini tote bag.

For more details on the projects I made with this collection; check out my video below.

Thank you all for joining me today. I hope you found loads of inspiration to get crafting with the Carta Bella Summer Market collection. Until next time..Happy Crafting!

MFT Wednesday Sketch #495 Challenge


Hey there crafty friends. Today I am on the blog sharing with you the card I made for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #495.

This week’s card sketch below is showcased below.

To create my card, I first die cut my rainbow and cloud from pastel colored card stock scraps using the MFT Straight-up Rainbow dienamics. Next, I used my MFT Mini Cloud Edges stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink to create my cloud background. For the sentiment, I used the MFT Color My Rainbow stamp and die set. Where I stamped and heat embossed in white embossing powder the words “you” and “my world” onto a strip of black card stock. Then die cut the word “color” from the sentiment die in 3 layers of black card stock.

To assemble my card, I adhered the rainbow and cloud onto my inked background with foam dimensional tape. Next I placed the black sentiment strips just to the left of the rainbow following the pattern in the sketch.

I had a blast playing along with this week’s challenge. I hope you’ve enjoyed my card share and found inspiration. Leave a comment below to let me know your thoughts on today’s card. For more paper crafting inspiration be sure to follow me on Instagram at paper_crafting_elegance.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Make A Card Monday – Poppystamps Design Team Project


Hey there crafty friends! Today’s Make a Card Monday post is featuring my design team project for Poppystamps. This card is featuring the new Happy Birthday Stitched Tag from the Poppystamps Spring Release.

This card is very quick and easy to make. You can view the tutorial on how to make this card elements here. I hope you enjoy today’s Make A Card Monday project and will visit the Poppystamps Design Team Blog for details on how to make this card.

Until next time, happy crafting!

MFT- Wednesday Sketch Challenge #494


Hi there crafty friends.

I am stopping by to share with you the card I created for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #494. This week’s challenge was to create a card using the sketch below.

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Here is my card entry.

This week’s sketch challenge uses the MFT “No Place Like Home” stamp and coordinating die set. I die cut the house, tree and shrub images using colored card stock scraps from my stash. I popped up the house image with some foam tape for added dimension.

I stamped the sentiment in two parts, by stamping “Congratulations” first onto the white oval card stock panel and the “on your New Home” onto a white banner sentiment strip. The banner strip is popped-up on foam tape. The pattern paper is the Ditzy Blue Floral and Wood Planks 12×12 papers from Michaels.

I really enjoyed playing along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. Tune in next week to see how I interpret the next challenge.

Happy Crafting!

Make A Card Monday


Hi there crafty friends, hope you all are having a good Monday.

This past weekend I took a trip to Michaels to pickup some Recollections colored card stock and stumbled across a few sheets of 12×12 patterned paper that I couldn’t resist. The first paper is called Ditsy Blue Floral, which is a bold floral print in hues of blue, pink and yellow. I paired the floral paper with the Wood Planks pattern paper and a sheet of navy chevron embossed card stock and instantly fell in love. Right away I knew I would create a sheet load of cards using this combination of papers.

My first card features the Grand Watering Can and Floral Clusters die from Poppystamps. The sentiment comes from the Poppystamps Greeting Basics stamp set which is stamped in Versafine onyx black ink onto a piece of white card stock and die cut with the Poppystamps Colwell labels die.

The second card uses a SVG file called “Pocket Full of Posies” by Yankee Doodle, which I purchased from the Silhouette design store. I die cut the pocket image from the Chevron embossed card stock with my Cameo 3 and added white stitching using my sewing machine. I then die cut an array of flowers from my MFT Stitched Blooms die set and popped each of the flowers and leaves up with foam tape for dimension. The sentiment is die cut three times from the MFT Hello die set.

The third card features the Poppystamps Country Wheel Barrow and Floral Clusters die sets. The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the Greeting Basics stamp set also by Poppystamps. I paired the Ditzy Floral paper with some red gingham paper from my stash and added some enamel dots for added embellishments.

After creating the first three cards, my crafty mojo continued with this stunning Father’s Day card. I used the Recollections Wood Planks patterned paper along with the MFT tools die set and my new Ink to Paper “Happy Father’s Day” sentiment die. Each one of these cards are super cute and were so much fun to make.

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks Make A Card Monday session and found some crafty inspiration. If you would like to see more of my card creations, be sure to subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram @paper_crafting_elegance.

Thank you all for joining me today. Until next time, happy crafting!

Doodlebug Designs – Let’s Party Gift Tags


Hey there crafty friends!

Today I am sharing 3 handmade tags I created using the new Doodlebug Designs 6×6 paper pad called “Let’s Celebrate.” This collection is the perfect theme for a boy birthday celebration. Although the collection comes with amazing coordinated ephemera, stickers and Doodlepops, I used stamps and dies from my collection to embellish the tags.

Some of the dies I used include the layered Pinata die set from My Favorite Things. A rosette and Birthday sentiment die from Alina Express. The party hats are from the Birthday Bash stamp and die set from Queen & Company. While the wavy Happy Birthday sentiment and banner come from Lawn Fawn. The layered tag set used for this project comes from Jaded Blossom.

If you are a fan of Doodlebug Designs like me, you are just going to love the new Let’s Party and Hey Cupcake collections. If you make gift tags with these collection I would love to see your creations. Be sure to leave a comment below linking me to your social media post or tag me on Instagram at https://instagram.com/paper_crafting_elegance.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Crafting!

Poppystamps Giveaway


Hello Everyone, 

Today I am over on the Popystamps blog showcasing another card sample and a chance to win an amazing die set from the Poppystamps Spring Blog Blitz. Today’s giveaway features the new Grand Watering Can die from our Spring release. This die is great for spring themed cards and surely a die set you will want to add to your collection.  

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To get started, you will need to die cut the Grand Watering Can from a piece of patterned paper. I am using a sheet of 6×6 purple plaid paper from the new Memory Box Springtime Bouquet paper pad. Next, die cut one set of leaves and 2 sets of flower petals from the new Floral Clusters die set. I used card stock scraps from my stash in green to create the leaves and yellow and pink card stock for the flowers.

Now adhere the flower petals onto the leaves with some liquid adhesive. Add a dab of  glitter glue to the flower centers for some added sparkle and shine. I used the new Memory Box glitter glue in Berry Mist and Lemon Drop.  

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Next I adhered the flowers and leaves to the top of my watering can with some liquid adhesive. Check out all the detail and dimension from these flowers. Aren’t these flowers adorable?

The background for my card was created from a piece of 6×6 striped patterned paper from the Memory Box Springtime Bouquet paper collection using my favorite double stitch rectangle frame die set. After cutting the frame, I then adhered the frame and the coordinating center piece back together on to my A2 size card base using some liquid adhesive. 

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Next I created a yellow and white scalloped layer for my watering can and flowers. To create this layer, I die cut the scallop frame from a piece of yellow card stock using the Double Stitch Scallop Rectangle Frame Die. Then I adhered the frame to a 4.25 x 2.75 piece of white card stock with some liquid adhesive. Next I added the Watering Can to the center of the two-toned scallop frame with some foam adhesive. I then adhere the scallop frame with the watering can to my patterned striped card based with some additional foam adhesive. 

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To finish off the card, I die cut one of the labels from the new Colwell Label set from a piece of white card stock. Next, I stamped the sentiment Best Wishes from the new Greetings Basics stamp set with some Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then I adhered the sentiment label to the center of the watering can with some foam adhesive. 

This card is truly adorable and I had so much fun creating it.  If you would like a chance to win the New Grand Watering Can die, simply play along with our Spring Release Blog Blitz. 

The Spring release blog blitz runs from March 20 – March 31. To enter to win visit my blog post on the Poppystamps Blog y clicking here for details.

Thanks for joining me today. Until next time…Happy Crafting!