Butterfly cards with Expressions Crafts

Hi everyone, I'm on the Expressions Crafts blog with a set of cards today using the Happy Fly stamp set.  I love butterflies and this set includes 7 butterflies along with 5 sentiments.

 Using the MISTI, I placed a sheet of cardstock inside, then arranged the butterflies about the panel, leaving room for the sentiment in the corner.

Next, I inked the butterflies in assorted colors of Brilliance Inks.

I repeated the inking until I had these amazing butterflies.  The sentiment was added in the corner with black ink.

After inking the panel with yellow ink, I matted the panel with black cardstock and added it to my card.  Finally, I scattered some gems around the card.

For my second card, I arranged the butterflies around the sentiment.

I inked the butterflies with Sky Blue ink.

Then I inked them with Sunflower Yellow and Rocket Red inks.

I inked the panel with blue ink, matted it with black cardstock and added it to my card.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment in Graphite Black ink and die cut it.  After adding it to a larger circle, I adhered it to the card and added gems.

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Beautiful Mixed Media Tags

Hi everyone, I'm on the Whisker Graphics blog with some mixed media tags.  Whisker Graphics tags are strong and sturdy and work extremely well for mixed media projects.

Divine Twine Metallics - Rose Gold
Divine Twine Collection - Bright White Solid
Divine Twine Knots - Icicle
Large Colored Tags - Pink
Small Colored Tags - Pink
Prima Flowers
Imagine Fireworks Spray Inks

Start by spritzing assorted colors of Fireworks Spray Inks on a craft mat.  Fireworks Spray Inks have lots of color and shimmer so they make any project gorgeous!  Dab the tags into the inks, picking up a variety of colors.

Heat set between each color so the colors stay true and don't get muddy.  Continue adding colors until you have achieved the patterns/designs you like.  Molding paste through a stencil acts as a resist to the inks, giving a fun effect to the tags.

My first tag has stamps, flowers and twine.  Bright White Twine was tied to both tags.  A sentiment was stamped on the smaller tag and embossed.

I stamped along the side of this tag and embossed with white embossing powder which stands out nicely against the background.  A canvas flourish was inked, tied with Icicle Twine and added to the tag.  More Icicle Twine was added to the tag topper.

Hearts were stamped along the bottom of the next tag, embossed, then colored with Fireworks.  Assorted images were stamped on the tags and a sentiment stamped on the smaller tag.  Rose Gold Metallic Twine tied both tags together.

These tags would make wonderful accents for gift bags, don't you think?

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Smoothfoam Easter Egg

Hi everyone, I've got a new project on the Proxxon blog using the Hot Wire Cutter.  It's almost Easter, so time to get home décor items ready.

I created a stencil using my Cricut then taped it to a panel of Smoothfoam.  Using the Hot Wire Cutter, I easily cut around the stencil.

After removing the stencil, this is my Easter Egg.

The Easter Egg was painted with Gold Plaid Metallic Paint.

I placed the stencil back on the Easter Egg and painted with additional Plaid Metallic Paints.

 Finally, I added some dew drops around the Easter Egg.

Happy Easter.

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Thank You Cards with Expressions Crafts

Hi everyone,  I'm excited to share my first post on the ExpressionsCraft blog today.

I've used the Feather Stencil and Happy Birthday stamp

And here's a video of my cards using some amazing products from Imagine
Those who know me, know I am scared to create videos.  So I would really love to know what you think of my video and how I can improve!
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Thinking of You with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, Spring is heading our way and it's time to start thinking of flowers and the colors of Spring.

The jug was created with Rinea Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and my Cricut.  It was then embossed and placed atop a die cut oval.  A large flower was created from Rinea Violet/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and Rinea dies.

The flower was surround by leaves die cut from Rinea Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.

A simple sentiment was tied to the handle of the jug with Whisker Graphics Bright White Solid Twine.

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Welcome Spring

EtchallⓇ and StencilGirl have teamed up this week to give you three fun days of projects.

Since we are desperate for Spring here in New York, I created a sign to welcome Spring.

My surface is a piece of slate that I found in my local store.  Using the etchallⓇ repositional/reusable stencil spray, I sprayed the back of the StencilGirl Love Collage Stencil.  Allowing it to dry to a tacky feel, I then placed it on the slate. 

Use a pallet knife to apply etchallⓇ etching crème over the stencil.  My etchallⓇ is older as you can see by the dark brown appearance, but that does not impede the etching process.

Apply the etching crème evenly over the stencil then let it sit for 15 minutes.

Remove the etching crème and place it back in the jar.  Since etchallⓇ is reusable, there is no waste.  Remove the remaining etching crème under running water before removing the stencil.  Though it is faint, you can see the etched design in the slate.

To complete my sign, I painted assorted colors of Plaid ColorShift paints on the panel, blending the colors together.

Once painted, I used a baby wipe to remove some of the paint from the etched areas. This provided a nice effect on the slate.

To finish, I die cut Welcome Spring from brown and white cardstock.  After inking the white layer with ImagineⓇ VersaFine Clair Summertime Ink, I added it to the brown layer slightly offsetting it, then added both to the panel.

Die cut a butterfly from brown and white card.  Ink the top layer with ImagineⓇ VersaFine Clair Summertime Ink, then add the butterfly to the upper corner.  Add a trail of dew drops for the butterfly's tail.  To finish, adhere a spray of flowers to the left side.

I'm ready for Spring now.  What about you?  Use the coupon below to get your etchallⓇ today.

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reposition/reuse stencil spray
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

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Wedding Wishes with Imagine

It's almost Spring and that means wedding season.  When creating a wedding card, I try to use the colors in the wedding party. Pairing the bold look of VersaFine Clair Inks with the soft shimmery look of Delicata Inks creates a bold and dramatic statement for this wedding card.


Cut white cardstock to fit an embossing folder and run the paper and folder through a die cut machine. Mask off the top of the panel and apply Shimmery Silver Delicata Ink across the bottom half of the embossed by skimming the inkpad over the papers surface.

Mask the bottom of the panel and apply Fantasia VersaFine Clair Ink to the top half of the embossed panel.

Mat embossed panel with purple cardstock. Wrap with white twine. Mat with silver cardstock.

Stamp phrase with Fantasia VersaFine Clair and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Using oval nesting dies, die cut and ink the edges with Shimmery Silver Delicata Ink. Mat with a larger die cut in purple and add to card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Adhere the panel to a purple card with foam adhesives. Use On Point Glue to adhere half pearls to some of the flowers on the embossed panel.

Adhere the panel to a purple card with foam adhesives. Use On Point Glue to adhere half pearls to some of the flowers on the embossed panel.

Imagine Supplies
VersaFine Clair – Fantasia
Embossing Powder – Clear
Delicata – Shimmery Silver
On Point Glue
Craft Mat

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Life is a Journey...

Hi everyone, I'm on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog with a seascape.

Using Memento Ink in Northern Pine and Brilliance Ink in Pearlescent Lime and Gamma Green, I inked the Sea Turtle Seascape stamp, overlapping the colors.  Once stamped on white cardstock, I cut the image and matted it with dark green cardstock.

I restamped the turtle and fussy cut the shell, then added it to the original image for dimension.

Using Scor-Pal, I created a card from green cardstock and added the stamped panel.  Next I scored 3 lines across the bottom of the card and added the stamped sentiment in the center.

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Charmed Life Acrylic Purse

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog working with the Clear Scraps March kit. This kit includes a Clear Scraps Heart Printers Tray, Shamrock Shaker and Aunties Acrylic album as well as papers and stickers from Simple Stories.


How cute is this acrylic purse!  It has 2 outer panels with handles and 3 interior panels.  Think of the fun you could have decorating one for your little princess! 

Leaving the handles free of paint I painted the base of the exterior panels with green paint using my fingers.  I could have used a paint brush, but I wasn't looking for perfection, just something a little different, so I swirled the paint around the panels!


The interior pages have die cuts, lots of flowers and assorted stickers.


There are so many ways to decorate the interior panels from paints to inks to stamps and more.


Adding lots of flowers really bring this purse to life.


For the front cover, I die cut "charmed life" from the pattern paper and added to the cover surrounded by flower stickers.  Then I tied tulle to the rings.


Isn't it adorable?

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