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“Hello” Card (Echo Park) & New Opportunities

Hi Everyone This is a card I made a couple of months ago using the Dearest Mini Theme from Echo Park. I did make it as a Mother’s Day card but even though that date has passed I thought it would be fun to share the idea. It’s matchbook style card that can be filled with any message you like.. I am not really a pink paper person, so I was a little scared when I saw this collection – but it was a great lesson in looking closer! This fabulously bold grey reverse paper goes really well with the green and those bees are great accents too! The brads are from the This and That “Graceful” Collection. I would love to give some more detailed instructions on how I made it and regular blog readers will know I try and do that as much as I can, but this was one of those projects that came together through a little bit of trial and error! I do love it though as it is a little more substantial than a card and would make a great keepsake if you added some photos to the pocket. Scrapfest by the Sea Another […]

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Everyday Moments Projects – Teresa Collins

Hi Everyone Yesterday I had a post on the Teresa Collins blog as part of a blog swap with Artfull Crafts. My DT colleague and amazing papercrafter Sandy Ang also had some fabulous cards featured. Journal Album The colors in this Everyday Moments collection are fabulous and the papers are very versatile. I have created this blank journal album using a combination of plain white cardstock and papers from the collection.  The bright colors really stand out against the plain card and each page has some journaling prompts for the recipient to start writing.  I have bound the book cover with an eyelet and bakers twine which wraps around a brad to keep the book closed. Card and Matching Envelope The base of this card was cut using my Cameo and this file, and I have kept the additional decoration quite simple. To create the bird I brushed some white ink over the wooden piece and then stamped over the top with a clock-face stamp. The stamp and acetate clock face were both from Kaisercraft’s last Halloween Collection! The matching envelope was also die-cut using this file here, and I used two of the Everyday Moments Brads and some bakers […]

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“M” is for 52 Memories – Mother’s Day Gift

Hi Everyone I have a last minute Mother’s Day idea to share and it is based on my “52 Reasons I Love You” project shown here.  If it’s too late for this year – why not store the idea away for a  birthday gift when you have some more time!  I have used the Bicycle Pink Ribbon Cards as the base for this project, and 10% from the sale of each pack goes to www.bcrfcure.org. Please also visit here for more information on the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.  I have taken a pack of cards and distressed them using a chisel, sandpaper and white paint – in that order! These cards were created using a Bicycle Breast Cancer Research pack of cards, so if you buy a pack you will be contributing to a great cause too.  I added a photograph to each page – the black and white looks great against the pink and I love black and white pictures of the kids. My daughter is 9 weeks old in this one… I used photos I already had edited and cropped for other projects to make it super easy to put together… Now all I have to do […]

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DIY Acetate Sheets! (Echo Park This & That)

Hi Everyone I am a little bit excited about this post today! I tried this technique and it worked like a dream first time – and as anyone who crafts even just a little bit will tell you – that doesn’t happen very often! I have used some digital files and printable transparencies to create my own acetate sheets to co-ordinate with the Echo Park This & That Charming Collection. This and That Charming Mini Cards These cards were created using mainly the 6×6 paper pad, chipboard, and the Primer and Yardsticks papers. Once I had the transparencies printed they were easy to cut with my trimmer and really become the feature of these very simple cards. The buttons from the chipboard set are a great little accent and I cut words using Spellbinders from the Primer paper.  Create Your Own Custom Overlays Overlays/transparencies are pretty hot in the scrapbooking world, but it’s really easy to make your own – and with awesome companies like Echo Park and Pink Paislee releasing digital versions of their products – it’s easy too. For these shown below I used graphics from the This and That Charming Element Packs One and Two. All you […]

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Plane Crazy Birthday Card with Kaisercraft!

Hi Everyone A few weeks ago my kids were invited to a fun birthday party at the local Aero Club. This Kaisercraft “On the Move” range was perfect for creating a card for a plane-mad 5 year old! I have used a combination of the “Take-Off” paper and “Descent” acetate sheet to create the base of the card – which measures 5 inches square. I then used a combination of the Collectables, Stickers and Rubons to decorate the front of the card. The stickers are ideal to both add a little decoration and hide the join between the paper and the acetate I am not usually a big fan of small alphas as they don’t usually line up – but for a small name-tag like this – it doesn’t matter! Please leave a comment with any questions.  Lowri đŸ™‚ I am linking up this post to these websites here.

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Operation Write Home w/ Cosmo Cricket!

Hi Everyone – today I am sharing some cards and they are going to some very special people.. read on for more information! Cosmo Cricket is one of my absolute favorite manufactures, and when they posted a Challenge this week to create a project that “Makes a Difference” it seemed like the perfect time to do something I had wanted to do in a while! I decided to make some cards for Operation Write Home (more about them later) and I have used the Togetherness Collection from Cosmo Cricket.  These cards are so simple, but they are bright and cheery which was important. I love this one above which I thought would be great for a Dad away to send to his daughter I made a total of 15 from this collection and another 9 using Circa 1934 (see below) in about 2 hours – and I am not much of a cardmaker! I hope that the servicemen and women who get to send these to their loved ones smile when they see these! Operation Write Home Simply put – Operation Write Home sends blank, homemade cards to servicemen overseas so they may send them home to their families. They […]

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