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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Today I am on the PoppyStamps Blog sharing a Valentine’s Day card I recently made. You will want to make sure you stop by their blog and leave a comment because you will have a chance to win the Hugs Heart Craft die, featured on this card.
To make this card you will need the Poppystamps Scribble Daisy Heart Frame and Hugs Heart Craft die. These two dies when paired together are a match made in heaven. The Hugs Heart Craft die easily layers on top of the Scribble Daisy Heart Frame to create a beautiful focal point image and sentiment.
Both dies contain frames for which the inner pieces can be used interchangeably to create a colorful inlaid look.
To make my card, I first die cut the scribble frame from a piece of white cardstock; then again from a piece of light pink cardstock. I adhered the white frame to a plain piece of white cardstock that was the same size as the frame. Next I inlaid the pink petals from the pink scribble frame die cut onto the flower outlines on the white scribble frame.
I then die cut the hugs heart die first from a piece of hot pink cardstock and again from a piece of light pink cardstock. I removed the Hugs sentiment and flower petal pieces from the hot pink cardstock and adhered the hot pink heart panel onto of the white heart from the Scribble frame. Next I inlaid the light pink petals from the light pink hug heart die cut onto the hot pink cardstock piece.
I popped the entire inlaid panel onto a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 white cardstock that I embossed with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. For some added dimension and texture to the card, I die cut the largest frame from the Double Stitch Rectangle Frames and added it as decorative border to my card front. Next I die cut the Splendid Stitched Hearts die from some light pink cardstock and added a cluster of hearts to the corners of the card.
This card is packed with dimension. I just love all of the stitching on these die cut pieces. Thanks for joining me today. Until next time.
With Halloween just a few short days away, I wanted to share with you this too cute to spook Halloween treat bag toppers that I created for my Poppystamps design team project. These cute Pastel Halloween treat bag toppers will be used to package up a few Halloween treats for my coworkers. Now if you’re not familiar with Pastel Halloween, which is a new trend for Halloween, its simply taking the Halloween theme and decorating in pastel colors like pink, purple and teal instead of traditional orange, green and dark purple. The idea is for Halloween to be more cute instead of scary and gory. I love anything pastel, so designing with a Pastel Halloween theme is right up my alley.
To create my treats bag toppers, I first cut a piece of black cardstock to 4.25 inches wide x 4.5 inches long. Then I folded and scored the cardstock on the 4.5 side in half at 2.25. inches. Next I cut each of my pastel pink, purple and teal pieces of cardstock with the zig zag stripes die. I then assembled the zig zag stripe pattern onto the folded black cardstock base using a piece of each of the three pastel colors.
Next I cut out two ghosts from the Scary Ghost die and adhered them to the bag topper with some foam tape. I then cut a strip of black cardstock and stamped the sentiment A Halloween Hello from the Halloween fun stamp set in Versamark ink. I sprinkled on some white embossing powder over the inked sentiment and heat embossed it. I adhered the sentiment on top of the Zig Zag stripes with some foam tape. Viloa! Now you have a cute Pastel Halloween Treat Bag Topper to dress up your gifts.
This project was so easy and fun to make. I made several of these bag toppers and attached them to the top of my treat bags filled them with a mixture of with halloween themed goodies. Some of my bags contained halloween themed chocolates, while others contained halloween themed magnetic list pads and pencils. For the bags that contained the chocolates, I used the celebrated brand treat bags from Michaels. For you next gift, try dressing up your packaging with a cute bag topper.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today’s project.
Hope you all are enjoying your day. Today I am sharing a project I made for the Poppystamps Holiday and Winter Blog Blitz. On September 1, 2019, I became an now official member of the Poppystamps design team. I am so excited to be amongst these talented ladies creating projects for the awesome stamps and dies from Poppystamps.
Today’s project is a quick and easy tag showcasing items from the Poppystamps September release. For those of you who like to get a jump start on Christmas, this clean and simple tag can easily be massed produced for your Holiday gift packaging.
To get started, you will need the second to largest tag frame from the Double Stitch Tag Frames along with our new Warm Wishes Gift Card Cup and Magical Cauldron dies. First I die cut the Tag and frame from a piece of Kraft card stock using my Gemni Junior die cutting machine. With the tag die cut, I placed the cauldron die in the center of the cards stock ensuring the steam was placed near the top of the tag. I then die cut cauldron from the tag.
Next I took the Warm Wishes Gift Card Cup die and cut the cup twice; once from a white piece of card stock and then again from a chocolate piece of card stock. With some scissors I cut the warm wishes sentiment from each of the cups. With my distress ink blending tool, I color the white cup die cut with some candied apple distress oxide ink and colored the white warm wishes sentiment with mowed lawn distress oxide ink.
Next I adhered the green colored sentiment onto my candied colored cup with some 3M foam tape. I then outlined the sentiment with my black micron pen to make the sentiment pop. To assemble the tag, I placed the tag frame and tag onto a piece of white card stock with some liquid glue and trimmed the edges with my scissors.
I then adhered the cup onto the tag right over the die cut caldron with some 3M foam tape. Don’t you just love how the cup looks as though it has steam coming from it. Next I took the brown warm wishes die cut and placed that onto of the tag just above the cup with some foam tape. To embellish the cup with the appearance of whip cream, I took my Marvy snow marker and brushed some white ink over the sentiment. Then I heated the ink with my heat gun to make it puff up like whip cream
For the finishing touches on the tag, I whole punched a circle at the top of the tag and added some lime green ribbon and christmas theme twine from my stash. I really liked how this tag turned out and how quickly it all came together.
Thanks for joining me today for this quick and easy Christmas tag. I hope you were inspired to create one or two for yourself.