Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ombre Tea Tin

I enjoy drinking tea and usually have several types of loose tea on hand.  A few months ago, I found some loose tea at Grocery Outlet in a 3 tier tin.  I was far more interested in the tin than the contents and the price was right (I think it was around $3.00).  The tea was awful as expected, but I have 3 more tins for less than the price I would have paid for one at some of those fancy tea shops.  Today, I decided that I wanted to give the tin a face lift, so off to the craft room I went.  As I was sorting through my paper, I spotted a 12x12 sheet of Color Me Gold Flourish paper from PaperWishes and knew in an instant what I wanted to do with it.  I’ve been seeing  a lot of items using the ombre graduated coloring technique and the challenge at PaperWishes this week is to make something with that technique.  Next I needed to decide what medium to use and I settled on my metallic cream chalk set.  I cut a piece of paper 7.5” x 12” and started coloring.  The process took a while, but it’s fun to watch the colors blend together and I really like the end result.


I made the labels using the 6 Layered Labels and 2 Swirls cutting die set from PaperWishes.  I cut the large labels from card stock an then cut an acetate cover for each one.  I used eyelets to attach the acetate to the card stock.  I cut the smaller white labels from card stock and used repositionable adhesive on the backs.  That way, I can switch out the labels if I change the tin contents.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Life is Better With Friends

Here’s a card I made for this week’s challenge at PaperWishes.  I used the Janie’s Girlfriends stamp set I received this month in my personal shopper set from PaperWishes.  The stamps are so cute!  I colored this one with Spectrum Noir pens.


Just about everything on the card is from PaperWishes.  The background paper is from the Gypsy Jewel paper pack. I also used Thin Line silver border Dazzles and pink heart and flourish Dazzles I got in a Dazzles personal shopper kit.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Chipmunk Cheeks

I created this layout using this week’s freebie from Touched By A Butterfly.


This kit will only be available for free until December 15, 2013 so be sure to grab it while it’s free.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Card From the Recycle Bin

The first challenge for December over at Paper Wishes is to make a card that has something recycled on it.  So, off I went to dig through the recycle bin.  Thankfully, we forgot to put it out this week, so I was able to find some treasures.  I found some medium weight blue paper from some glossy flyers, a blue utility envelope and a discarded paper board insert from my latest cutting die purchase from Paper Wishes.  Next, I perused my collection of salvaged security envelopes, you know, the kind with the designs printed on the inside… I sometimes use them for iris folding so I keep an eye out for interesting patterns.  I dug through those and found one with a lovely gray cross-hatch pattern and another one with a matching black pattern.  Lastly, I found an envelope from a card I received last year that had a silver lining inside the flap (yes, I am a packrat, especially if it’s shiny!).

I threw all that together with some Paper Artist cutting dies (Snowflakes and Lacy Labels), Dazzles and Christmas greeting stamps and this is what I came up with.




Not bad for trash!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Welcome Baby Boy

I cut the onesies for this card using the Peek-a-boo SVG set from Lettering Delights.  I used the Baby Face alphabet dies for the lettering on the onesies.


I used the Peggy banner from the Layered Ribbon Banners template for the Welcome banner.  The stamp set I used was one of those dollar sets from Michael’s.

Made With:

  • Peek-a-boo SVG set from Lettering Delights
  • Layered Ribbon Banners template (Hot Off the Press)
  • Baby Face Alphabet (Provo Craft)
  • Tiny alphabet stamps
  • Sparkle Gold Twine Cording (Maya Road)
  • Patterned paper scraps
  • Blue patterned paper
  • Green patterned paper

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Accentuate the Positive

The focal on this card was stamped twice, once with black ink on ivory paper and then on black paper with white ink. After coloring the flowers with Spectrum Noir pens, I cut the colored image in half diagonally and lined it up over the image stamped on black and cut it out using the Labels 4 cutting die.


Materials used:

  • Yellow gingham scrapbook paper
  • Ivory card stock
  • Black card stock
  • Orange card stock
  • Black water based ink
  • White ink
  • Gold smooch ink
  • Gold Jewel Border Dazzles
  • Spectrum Noir markers
  • Serendipity Flowers stamp set (Hot off the Press)
  • Labels Four cutting die set (Spellbinders)