Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy Bunny Day

I always love a more rustic, natural take on Easter decorations and packaging, so I put together this quick little treat bag using a burlap bag and a fabric die-cut. First I stamped the bunny image from Reverse Confetti's MORE THAN JELLYBEANS set in VersaMagic ink onto some twill fabric, then die-cut it with the coordinating MORE THAN JELLYBEANS Confetti Cuts set. I used Beacon Fabri-Tac adhesive to glue the bunny onto the burlap bag. (This is awesome fabric glue and holds forever.)

Fill with your favorite treat and tie off the top. That's all there is to it! Easy-peasy!

Thanks for visiting!

You Make Me Happy

Pedal on over to the Taylored Expressions blog today, where I'm sharing a cheery, sunny card to help welcome Spring.

And how about a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Taylored Expressions store? Details on the Taylored Expressions blog. Good luck!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Basic Grey Guest Designer

Hello friends, I'm excited to share that I am guest designing with Basic Grey. I used the Adrift collection to make a number of cards, which are all featured on the Basic Grey blog today. I hope you'll head over there to take a look! I love pretty much anything nautical, so this collection is a dream!

Here are two little peeks for you:

For the rest, head over to the Basic Grey blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Together is the Best Place to Be

I'm over on the Reverse Confetti blog for today's Wednesday in the Works. I hope you'll join me over there!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Easter Greetings {March SFYTT}

Just a sweet little Easter card to share today using some new Reverse Confetti products and the March Sketch For You To Try.

If you haven't played along already, I'll hope you'll find time to play along!

For my card, I started with a chocolate felt bunny die-cut from the MORE THAN JELLYBEANS Confetti Cuts die set. Then I followed the sketch and combined some pretty papers from Echo Park's Bundle of Joy Girl collection. The pink banner was cut with the DOUBLE BANNER GARLAND Confetti Cuts die set. The sentiment is from the previously released CARTON CUTIES stamp set.

See the notched bottom of that polka dot and heart panel? I'm okay hand-cutting notched ends on small stuff, but not so good at getting things even on wide pieces like this. TRIPLE CHEVIES Confetti Cuts to the rescue -- it cut that notch perfectly!

A few fun details:

 * rhinestone for the eye *
* button and twine around the neck *
* hand-cut felt grass *
* white pom pom tail *

Fun little story ... when I went into my kids' pom pom stash to look for a white one that I could for the bunny's tail, well, check this out:

... one lone white pom pom. It was meant to be ...

And here are all the SFYTT details you need to know…
  • There will be a new sketch posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.
  • The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 29th. The SFYTT button is  posted on the sidebar of the Reverse Confetti blog.  Click on it to be taken to the current SFYTT post and link list. 
  • Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of this month.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Jelly Bean

Third post today ...

For my Papertrey Ink March Release in Review post, click HERE
For my Papertrey Ink Petite Pots Anniversary Set, click HERE

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

photo source:

The Jelly Bean LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

For my project, I created a quick and easy Easter treat using Reverse Confetti products. I started by die-cutting the pieces for a TAGGED TOTE out of plaid patterned paper. Before assembling, I die-cut the bunny (from the MORE THAN JELLYBEANS Confetti Cuts set) out of the front panel. Then I assembled the tote, filled it with jellybeans, and embellished with die-cuts from the new SUN 'N CLOUDS Confetti Cuts die set.

The "grass" along the bottom was done with green felt and the new DOUBLE EDGE WONKY SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts die. For the tag, I die-cut the smaller of the two TAG ME Confetti Cuts, stamped a simple sentiment from CARTON CUTIES, and accented with a wood veneer heart.

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Jelly Bean Designers

Petite Pots Anniversary Set

Papertrey's 2015 anniversary set, Petite Pots, is delightful! So many ideas swirling around in my head for this set!

I apologize for the poor lighting in the photo -- I was trying to squeeze out the very last drops of daylight last night. As soon as the sun comes up, I'll post a better photo.

For today's card, I did something a little different with my flowers. After die-cutting out of white card stock, I used a water brush and Papertrey inks to do a color wash on the stems and flowers. The I went back in and traditionally stamped the flower details. I gathered up my blooms and placed them into a stamped pot (trimming of a few extra leaves at the bottom so they would all fit). The tag is the Tag Sale #4 die, the sentiment was die-cut with the Double Ended Banners die, and the background of Soft Stone was die-cut with the Cover Plate: Twist die.  

A word about Petite Pots ...
Papertrey Ink is excited to offer this year's gorgeous new anniversary set!  Receive the limited edition Petite Pots stamp set with the redemption of 24 Customer Rewards Points before February 15th, 2016 9:59pm EST. This is a limited edition set and will only be available for twelve months. You can find Petite Pots in the store HERE.
If you have any questions about Customer Rewards and how you can start earning them today, check out the website HERE.

For more Petite Pots inspiration ...

Papertrey Ink March Release in Review

It's release day at Papertrey Ink! All of the new products the team has been featuring the past week will be available for purchase tonight  at 10 pm EST. 

I have lots more release projects to share with you today. 

I have a thing for retro signage, and have been known to stop the car just to snap a photo, so I absolutely adore Lizzie's Retro Style Graduation set! 

Here I've created a scene using Maile's Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die for a hill and the rays die from last month's Blue Skies to make a road. (The sign on the lollipop stick was originally going to be a cupcake topper. I didn't have any cupcakes, so I used it on a card instead.)

Love how we can get that much more mileage out of the awesome retro graduation set by swapping out the sign details with Retro Style Birthday Sentiments. My family has a few milestone birthdays coming up in the next year, one 50 and two 75s. This set will be perfect! 

I adhered a snippet of a tag from the Keep It Simple Frames die set to the top of the birthday sign so that I could tie it onto a root beer bottle.

Next up is a pair of graduation cards:

This one features Dawn's Enclosed: Graduate graduation cap die. 

I used the large "congrats" sentiment from the Enclosed Graduate set to stamp a light watermark background. I love the Make It Market Mini Kit: Clipsters embellishment!

The inside is stamped with the same repeating Congrats pattern in Soft Stone ink. One of the sentiments from Tucked In: Congratulations is stamped over the background in True Black ink.

I made this for a friend's daughter who will be graduating from high school this year. School colors (obviously): green and gold. The graduation cap is from Enclosed: Graduate and the sentiment is from Keep It Simple: Graduate

The numbers (die-cut with By The Numbers) and the tassel are both cut from Luxe Gold card stock. The Sheer Basics star vellum overlay has been die-cut with the Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die.

I think this next card may be my favorite. I always love a good floral set!

Brushed Blooms is so easy to work with! A multi-step set with lots and lots of detail images for building depth to your flowers and leaves. 

In the background is a You've Been Framed: Oval die, along with some diagonal stripe Sheer Basics vellum.

Changing gears entirely.... I stamped a colorful panel with the sweet little hexagon sign stamp from Sweet Shoppe Sentiments, then cut the bottom into a curve using the Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die. 

The Happy Birthday sentiment, from Sentiment Splits, was designed to nestle perfectly into that curve.

Here's a sweet little birthday card. I started with a partial Soft Stone You've Been Framed: Oval die-cut. The open space above the oval is filled with a Bitty Dot Basics pattern in Berry Sorbet. 

The oval has been stamped and embellished using the stamps and dies from You've Been Framed: Ovals.

Heather's Noted set is amazing. Truly a go-to set for modern, graphic cards! I stamped the Smokey Shadow card base with the chevrons in watermark ink and clear embossed. 

The "just a note to say" sentiment is stamped on acetate, heat embossed in white, and overlaid onto a Tropical Teal hello die-cut.

I was inspired by Danielle's gorgeous Noted card HERE, particularly the ombre "hello."

 I sponged my die-cut with Aqua Mist and Tropical Teal inks, then added clear glass glitter to the bottom.

That's it for me today! What are your favorite new products from the week?

For lots more new product inspiration, visit the design team blogs. 

Planner lovers, I know you've been anticipating the new Moments Inked products! Be sure to check out Nichole's blog for product introductions and links to the designers who are featuring those products today.

Thanks for visiting!