Thursday, January 2, 2014

To start the New Year out, I made a puffy burlap wreath. So so very easy to make. I got the idea off of a wreath I saw in a store, and my niece wanted one for her wedding shower.
The picture makes it look flat but it is by know means flat. I used the following items to make my wreath.
18" wire wreath frame that I purchased from the pottery barn for $2.99
20 yards of natural 6" burlap
cream colored burlap that I cut and then tied into a large bow and wired onto the wreath.
lace from my stash to wrap around the wreath.
If anyone has any questions at all on how I made the puffs I would be glad to answer. Just leave a comment below. I love the smell of burlap and it makes your house look so country. I attached a small piece of wire in the back so that I might hang it up.
Hope you have a Blessed day.
Love Carol 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December 31, 2013
For this Dutch Paper Craft Release, I will be using 5 different embossing folders. For my first card, I got this great idea to use an old picture of a little girl, which I found on My Graphic Fairy. Here is my card using HSF006 Embossing Folder " Round Frame -1 ". This card can be used as a greeting card or a note card.
To make this card I also used the following items:
Dies-scallop circle die from spellbinder
Card stock- cream and soft pink
Photo- My Graphic Fairy
Stamps-Just Rite stamp set " Old Friends " # JB 10015
Marker-stampin up- melon mambo, pink ink pad
Pearls, bow, and ribbon from my stash.

The next card I made was using embossing folder HSF007 " Small Flowers". I got this great idea to cut the paper into sections, then carefully place them back together into a inked embossing folder. then using my ATG gun I placed them carefully onto some eggplant colored card stock. Tied 2 ribbons around it and stuck a few gems in place. I then cut the edges with my Martha Stewart Punch.

All in all this was a fun card to make and was very easy. Here is a list of supplies I used:
Spellbinder die Label one S4-161
Spellbinder die Floral Doily Motifs S5-041
Martha Stewart Punch, black ink pad
Stamps- Just Rite- " Sending You sunshine" JB-09890
Gems and ribbons from my stash
Card stock- white and elegant eggplant

Embossing Folder " Flowers and Leaves" # HSF008 was next on my list of beautiful folders. I decided to use a combination of the folder along with some dies and they worked beautifully together.

To make this card I used the following:
Dies-Memory Box 98401 & 98402
        Spellbinders Shapabillities Botanical Swirls & Accents S5-146
Stamp set- Just Rite " Botanical Medallions & Banners # CR-03705
Card Stock- Yellow, White, White Core Yellow
Paper Shaper Petal Punch, Pearls from my stash, bronze stickers
Marker- Spectrum Noir- LY1 and JG1

Embossing Folder "Swirls- 1" HSF009
When I saw this folder the first thing that came into my mind was a beautiful white wedding cake.

I decided I not only had to make the cake, but a box to put it in. For the card I used the embossing folder and cut pieces and glued them together in the shape of a cake. I then added pearls from my stash and white wedding trim to look like icing. All that was left to do was to add the ribbon and bow and then write my message on the inside of the card. The box is home made also using white card stock. the following was also used to make the box as beautiful as can be.
Dies-Mini Fanciful Flourish Cheery Lynn B1175 used on the outside of the box
Punches-Fiskers petal punch & paper shaper petal punch to make small and large flowers.
Self adhesive pearl gemstones from the paper studio to place on the box and the card front
White card stock, acetate for the window, 1" satin ribbon to make bow for the card. White wedding trim to appear as icing on cake.

Embossing Folder " flowering Spring " #HSF010
For my last card all I could think of was Spring time. I love when the flowers start to pop their little heads up out of the ground after a spring rain.
This is such a clean cut card, so sweet. Very easy to make. For this card I used the following items:
Stamps-Just Rite "Old Friends" # JB10015 
Card Stock- white & mint green
mint green ribbon and flower beads from my stash. Stamped image inside of card that is colored with colored pencils and glossy accents applied over the flowers.
I hope you enjoyed this release just as much as I enjoyed making it. All my dies and stamps were purchased from Dutch Paper Crafts. If you go there for your shopping needs they will take very good care of you. 
Hope you have a Blessed Day.
Love Carol

Saturday, March 16, 2013

I came up with a way to make a perfect envelope with the only tools being a pair of sissors  and a ruler and a paper trimmer.  It works every time and is easy peasy.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Series 2 Die cut Dimensionals Wild Flower set #1129002DC02. This is also a kit that contains 8 sheets with two different sets of 3D cards on a sheet. There is four different designs in the pack giving you a total of 16 cards. These are the easiest  cards to make. All off the die cutting is done for you. Directions are simple to  follow to the above cards. I added sunshine yellow flower soft to the center of each flower. I colored the outside rim of the oval panel with a yellow copic marker which made the flowers pop.
I used a Mariann Creatable Die # LR0236 cut in white card stock. I used a 5x7 white card base and took a piece of sunshine yellow card stock and cut it to 5x7 and trimmed it with a pair of deckle scissors to give it a pretty edge.I placed some of the extra yellow flowers in the four corners with yellow flower soft in the centers. I used pop dots on the two flowers at the top of the card. I finished off the front of my card with a white organza double. On the inside of the card I uised the border strip from the sheet that matched the oval.
Following items were used on this card.
Just Rite Cling Paris Background Stamp #CL-03790
Memento cocoa ink pad    Marianne Eiffell Tower Die # CR1220
EK Success Flourish Punch  Marianne Postage Die # CR1223
2 light orange eyelets,  1/4 inch brown ribbon tied in knots
White inkssentials opaque pen to do stitch marks around card
Prima pencils with OMS to color the front of the card image.
Card stock- cream, chocolate chip
The deeply etched red rubber of the stamp took the ink well and got good results. when stamped

Big Ben- Just Rite Cling London Background stamp # CL03765
Ticket stamp by Whimsey Stamps Ticket Sentiments
Big BenDie Marianne Creatable # CR1221
Card Stock- monochromatic colors of grey
Stampin Up Scallop Edge Border Punch to the inside of the card
Black memento ink, prisma colored pencils with OMS, a double organza bow, black glitered swirl and black bling along with pop dots and light gray ribbon.

Leaning Tower of Pizza
Marianne Creatable Postage Stamp Die Set # CR1222
Light brown organza double bow
Just Rite Cling Botanical Medallions and Banners 14 piece set #CR-03705- I used the banner that said Onn Your Special Day.
Card Stock- lt blue, med blue, white, kraft         cocoa memento ink
Just Rite Cling Grandma's Attic Background Stamp # CL03720
Lace Doily # DL101
Sentiment made on the computer and cut with a Spellbinders Label Die
Cocoa memento ink, prisma colored pencils with OMS
I hot glued buttons from my stash. Took white lace and gathered it up like a flower and attached a home made crocheted flower that I made to the center. Lace from my stash sewed up and down the left and right side of the card. Cut the lace doily in half and applied each 1/2 to the top and the bottom of the stamped image.
Card Stock- apricot appeal and pumpkin pie from stampin up, white. I sewed lace to the inside of the card, used a stickpin some canvas and cut off the point and hot glued in place.

Reddy Creative Cards Kit-Easel Style Art-NR80440

There are two  Cards with envelopes to each kit.. Punch out all pieces and use pop dots in between all layers to give a 3D effect. These are easel style cards. Small notes can be put in small envelope attached to the card. Attach card front to card back with score tape.

Working for Darlene for Dutch Paper Crafts is the most fun. All of the dies and stamps used here can be purchased thru her at Dutch Paper

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Christmas Card - Card Snowflake Flourish A
Spellbinders M - bossabilities EL- 014 Embossing Folder
Snowflake Tree Memory Box #98405
Spellbinders long rectangle dies - plain & Scalloped
White snowflake brads
Studio G red Bling, red ribbon -satin bow and organza ribbon on front of card
Card stock-light blue, white,  red glitter and white glitter
Stamps by Stampin Up - sentiment on front of card & verse on the inside.
I used the light blue card stock in the folder, ran it thru my Big Shot then sanded it with a sanding block
The Christmas tree die was very easy to cut,  came right off the card stock, but it was tricky to separete the
tree from the paper as it was so thin.  Pop dots used to elevate the tree and the sentiment on front of the card
Christmas Card B - ornements
Spellbinders M - Bossabilities  EL - 014 Embossing Folder
Life Style Labels # DC 0230
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
EK Success Flourish Border Punch
Candy cane brads
Maraschino Bakers Twine
Sanding block to sand card stock after embossing
Red 1/4" satin ribbon for bows
Stampin-Up Merry Christmas stamp
Card stock -white, light blue red, green

Die Cut Dimensions Wild Flowers # 1129001DCD1 Series !
This is a kit that contains 2 different sets of 3D cards on a sheet and you get 8 sheets to a pack. There  are 4 designs to a pack, so you get a total of 16 cards. That's allot of bang for your buck. They couldn't be any  easier. They are all ready die cut for you. From the back of the card you push out the foliage and the flowers, then turn the sheet over, open the petals and the foliage and shape them. I added Summer Flower Soft to the middle of the flowers and used pop dots on some of the extra cut outs that came on the sheet. For my card , I used a white card base, then layered red card stock,  and a layer of cream colored card stock,, I placed the die cut image to the centers of the cream card stock. On the card and the 1st 2 layers I rounded the corners. I made a red organza double bow and added it to the front of the card . For the sentiment on the card frontI used Just Rite Old Friends Set # JB10015, which comes with 6 borders and centers2"in diametor. These where compatible with Spellbinders Circle Die. The scallop border around the sentiment was a punch  from the Paper Studio, edges inked with red pigment ink. In the Inside of the card I used a Spellbinders label die to match the front of the card,

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hello out there in blog land. I'm here with a release for Dutch Paper Crafts. First off , I love anything with an angel and I was fortunate in this release to come upon a die called One Free Wish. There was actually two dies that I used to make this card and they are DL216 One Free Wish and B178 Flourish Leaf Strip. I used glittered foil card stock with both dies, along with some silver glitter. The greeting on the outside of the card as well as the inside of the card was made with a stamp from Just Rite Clear stamps, along with the stamped flower on the inside. The stamp set is # CR-03705.I made my own envelope and used a gate center step card.
The next card I made was also a gate center step card. I used dies DL217 Pixie Gaurdian, B178 Flourish leaf strip, B176 Flourish Band. I also cut 2 large bunnies fromDL214 Spring Basket and then used a paper shaper hand held punch to make the baby bunnies in the bassinet. I used a Cherish Stamp on the outside of the card from Just Rite Stamps CR-03705. These dies and stamps can all be found on Dutch Paper Crafts. I also used a stampin up punch for side embellishments. There are plastic flower bling on the outside of the card, and the greeting on the inside was from stampin up.

The last card I made in this release was made using dies DL214 Spring Basket 1, DL214A Small Spring Basket Angel Wing, B175 Mini Fanciful Flourish, B180 Princess Tree used on the inside of the card. I also used a Magnolia stamp colored with prisma color pencils and gamisol liquid. I hand punched the silver dragonflies with a paper shaper hand held punch. The verse used on the inside of the card was a Magnolia verse stamp. The die is a spellbinder die which can be special ordered from Dutch Paper Crafts. All my flowers are hand made. All of the cards were very easy to cut using my Big Shot. All of the card stock used was from my stash.