Thursday, January 15, 2015

Note Cards Tucked in a Gift Box

a Meg's Garden Design Team Project

Remember back not to long ago when I told you I wasn't a hoarder?  Well please keep that in mind when I share what today's project is.  A couple of years ago I bought Paul a watch and the outer box it came in was so neat, it had these super flaps that tucked in to close. Well I've moved that box here, there and most everywhere but always making sure it got kept, I knew one day (that's today by the way) I'd be so glad I had it!

The box transformed from the plain white into this lovely gift box I'll be happy to share with any of my family or friends.  I covered the box, inside and out with papers from the French Garden Collection, a paper line designed exclusively for Meg's Garden by designer Denise Boddy. Gorgeous papers filled with flowers and leaves and lovely design details. On the top, cascading down the front, are Open Paper Roses from Meg's Garden, aren't they lovely?   I tucked in a couple of lilies from the store I'd dabbed with a touch of Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet.

Inside is a set of eight 3 1/2" square note cards with envelopes.  I tied them with ribbon and lace to make a pretty little bundle when you lift the lid.  I purposely left the note cards blank and made sentiment cards that can be chosen at the time and glued to the inside.  I also made some round stickers from the paper using my Xyron sticker maker to close the envelopes when all done.

I hope you'll join me on the video, I'll walk through the box and cards, show you more of the naked box and envelopes and finish with lots of still photos to help inspire you to alter those boxes you've been hoarding too!

Supplies from Meg's Garden -

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hearts and Love

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Well you know how I've shared before my guy doesn't like all the froo froo stuff we women do but I'm sorry this time he's just gonna have to overlook it because today I'm sharing his Valentine's card, it's my project for Cut at Home this week and I'm so happy with how it turned out.

I used Spellbinders Shapeabilities die Royal Love.  So pretty with so many little swirlies and flourishes.  I cut it a couple of times just to see how it would pop from the die, I did use wax paper between the die and the paper but didn't have a problem removing it.  

I added a couple of rows of lace and a back panel embossed with Sizzix's Lattice embossing folder.  To finish off the front I made this little charm from a Tim Holtz fragment with the word LOVE stamped from the Avery Elle Handwritten Notes collection glued to the back of the fragment.

I carried the same cardstocks to the inside and used parts of another Royal Love die cut from a lighter pink for the inside focal point.  The sentiment is both the Avery Elle stamp set and JustRite Stamper's Celebrations Sentiments.  

I hope you'll join me on the video and I'll show the whole start to finish.


Supplies from Cut at Home:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tom and Tilly in Love

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

I have a super fun card to share with you today, Penny Black's Slapstick Cling stamp Tom and Tilly take center stage sharing their love in no uncertain terms.  I chose to take the bouquet of flowers Tilly was holding off and replace it instead with the die cut LOVE from Spellbinder's In'Spire line.  You can choose to use this card for either a Valentine sweety or an Anniversary card for a special couple.

The background was created with Stratford Watercolor paper and Gelatos. What fun are these to play with, just like going back to childhood in your finger-painting years.
I also added some Lindy's Byzantine Bronze embossing powder to the heart 
to give it a little more shimmery pzazz! 

Today's video gives you the complete 
start to finish process, I hope you'll join me.


Friday, January 2, 2015

Papercrafter Library Post

Please check out today's spotlight on a fellow Cut at Home Design Team member, Cheryl Harwick at Papercrafter Library.  Each month Papercrafter Library is featuring a member of the Cut at Home Design Team as their spotlight designer.

This month Cut at Home is offering a great prize package for one lucky viewer who leaves a comment.  This prize is valued at over $150.00!  So head on over and check out Cheryl's Winter Birthday Card and tutorial and don't forget to leave your comment for a chance to win!

Here's a little sneak peek at Cheryl's gorgeous card - 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Meg's Garden new Design Team

How fun a New Year and a New Meg's Garden Design Team
Meg has announced the 
January - June Team for 2015

Adriana Bolzon - Australia
Angela Johnson - Australia
Annette Gearside - Australia
Brenda Cadlow - Australia "new"
Cathy McGrath Australia
Dana Tatar - United States "new"
Irit Shalom - Israel 
Kerry- Jean Watson - Australia
Marg Mifsud - Australia
 Miriam Hagger - Australia
Me ----->  Patti Senter - United States
Sarah Routledge - Canada "new"
Sue Smyth - Australia
Suzanne Crowther - Australia
Trish Rheinberger - Australia "new"
Veronika Galenka - Russia

Links to all these wonderful ladies is to your
right  & down a tad on the sidebar,
be sure and check out their
personal blogs for lots of inspiration


Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Little Bird

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

It's hard having birthdays in December, I know because both mine and my sons are in December but even harder is when it falls on a big day.  My Brother-in-Laws isget left in the dark.  I always try to make a special card for my BIL and this year I think I've found a winner.

Penny Black has this stinkin' cute stamp set called A Little Bird, isn't it just a kick?  I added a few misplaced feathers from the bird and a couple of googly eyes to the kitty.  I think it's so adorable.  

You can check out my video for a complete step by step.

and for inspiration a few more paper and color changes

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Happy Mail from Ang

Last month you might remember I posted a few photos from Ang Ramacher who had made a file folder mini.  I'd helped her a bit get started and then because she doesn't have a web presence yet shared her creations with you here.

Well a few days ago I received the nicest Happy Mail from her!  Thank you Ang, I love it all.

Ang not only sent me this darling mini and card but also a take out box to put it in and then proceeded to ink up the mailing box as well. It was a super mail day! Ang used Prima for the papers and embellishments and crafted the mini from 3 paper sacks, such a cute cute idea!

The card held this little bottle and once uncorked you could just get whiffs of nutmeg and spices filling the air.

In addition, I also received a package of the Celebrate It sacks to make a mini myself! What fun, thank you so much Ang.  I can't wait until we get together for coffee and chat! As luck would have it Ang lives in Washington State, not far from my family and another online crafter, so the dates been made, when I go home to visit time's set aside for a get together amongst new friends!

Check out my video reveal if you'd like to see the card, mini and boxes more closely!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday LIghts

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

I'm always on the lookout for Christmas dies and stamps I can add to my collection.  Even though you only use them once a year it's so nice to have a variety on hand.  When I saw this die set from Cottage Cutz called Holiday Lights I knew I wanted to add it to my Christmas crafty supplies.

Today's video will feature the whole process start to finish along with a few goobers and the steps I took to fix them all.  A normal thing in my craft room, making mistakes and then figuring out how to work around them!  I think most of us that craft do that very thing.

I used one front panel piece on my A2 card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  This is from an older collection of Heartfelt Creations called Frosty Blanket but most collections have a focal panel either in the form of cut aparts or an element on a single paper sheet than can be used in much the same way as I've done here today.

The Holiday Lights and the little birds nestled perfectly over the top of my door and once you added the glitter snow it made it all work together beautifully.

I hope you'll join me on the video as I show you the whole process, warts and all.  I'll also include a slick trick on how I got the glitter on the script sentiment for the inside and how I get it to stay!