Thursday, July 2, 2015

Gift box, note paper and card

a Meg's Garden Design Team Project

Today I'm sharing a gift box, note papers and a card all made with luscious goodies from Meg's Garden store.  I had a gift set that I took apart, painted with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire mixed together they create a beautiful deep purple.  I added all the yummy flowers and extras to make it my own personalized gift.  I love these paper roses from Megs, especially the purple ones, and the pink and white gardenias went so well tucked in alongside. 

On the note paper belly band I dipped a white gardenia into a watered down solution of the mixed distress ink to get this pretty purple/lavender to match the paper.  I tucked another of the acetate butterflies in.  To get the look the butterfly is floating you leave a tab of the acetate on when you fussy cut them from the sheet and score, fold and glue the tab behind the flowers.  I love how this looks.

All gifts need to include a special card and I took bits and pieces of the scraps from several of Meg's paper collections to make mine.  I know I'm evil and have only given you snippets of my project, that's because I want you to join me on the video to see the rest of it.  Thanks so much for visiting me, please take a moment to leave a comment and subscribe.

Supplies from Meg's Garden

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Little Birdy Told Me

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today's card features dies from Sizzix's BigZ die Tree and their Framelits set with stamps, A Little Birdy Told Me.  Sizzix has posted a PDF Instruction sheet to help you recreate their card and the one I followed today.

You'll have dies for all the elements in the card including those darling little birds.  Just stamp them with a good ink such as Spellbinders Celebra'tions Berry Black, let the ink dry and then color with  whichever medium you prefer.  For my birds I used several Tim Holtz Distress inks and a waterbrush adding the additional fussy cut beak from an orange cardstock and accenting them with Glossy Accents.  I list the supplies I used from Cut at Home below.

Come join me on the video, we'll go over the supplies together and then I'll do a complete start to finish on how to make this card which will truly bring a smile to whomevers mailbox it arrives in.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Forgotten Meadows Kraft Journal

a Meg's Garden Design Team Project

Today's project uses the beautiful new papers sold exclusively at Meg's Garden called Forgotten Meadows.  Kerry-Jean Watson is the designer.  Along with a Kraft Journal I found at Michaels.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Paints in Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves blended to create this pretty shade of purple that complements the papers.

Here's a shot of the outside including the Prima Lace stenciled back and the fussy cut butterflies that I've covered heavily with Glossy Accents.

The front closure are two Vintage Trinkets from Meg's Garden, the square bottom was adhered directly to the book front (I used Beacon's Fabri-Tac for a super strong hold).  The top was actually this piece that I scrunched in the middle, I used my bone folder to make the creases in each side.  I wanted the middle part popped up to create a handle when I glued it to the bottom piece.  I also put the fussy cut butterflies top and bottom of the handle and really covered them with Glossy Accents.  Be sure and set things aside that you use heavy coats of Glossy Accents on (overnight is best) to allow for maximum drying time and less stressful moments of wishing you hadn't touched it yet!

Front inside cover sports a slotted angle pocket for mats.  You'll see the whole process including more photos on the video below, I hope you'll join me.

Supplies from Meg's Garden - - -

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dreamy Cards

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Penny Black couldn't have picked a better name for her stamp than Dreamy, that's just what it is, dreamy and you feel like it's blowin' in the wind.  I've loved it since the first moment I saw it and was so happy when I was finally able to sit down and play.

I have four cards to share, three I had completed the fourth I'll do with you on the video.  I am so in love with the new Tim Holtz Distress inks and used them on today's cards.  Seeing how the distress ink and watercolor paper react just makes me happy and I seem to be using it a lot lately.  I know I'm way behind the times and these techniques have been out for a long time but we crafters each discover our new loves at different times and right now mine is Distress ink and Watercolor paper.

I went back and searched through my stamps and found a couple sets from JustRite Stampers that worked so well with the colors I was using.  I'll list all my supplies right below the video below.

I'm so glad you stopped by, I'd love for you to leave a comment or join my blog.  Don't forget the video is really where you want to go next for I'll share the making of one card from start to finish, lots more photos and any tips I could think of while in the process.