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March 2, 2015

Happy Birthday Gift Bag

This gift bag started out as a plain white bag which needed some sprucing up.  I attached some patterned paper to the bag and cut a couple of cupcakes from the KaDoodle Bug Designs "Sweet Treats" cutting file.  I used the same paper to create a small tag.  I went for a monochromatic theme using different shakes of pink for my cupcakes. They were embossed with the Retro Kitchen and D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folders.
Each of the cupcakes were pop dotted on foam for added dimension.  I used my white gel pen to add a bit of doodling to the cupcakes.  The tag was tied onto the bag with a bit of Watermelon Taffy Trendy Twine.
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

February 26, 2015

Birthday Girl Layout

Today I am sharing a birthday layout.  Next month kicks off several birthdays for my family so I have been getting a jump start on some projects.  I opted for a cheerful Spring theme for my single page layout.
I found these gorgeous papers in the Charming Charlotte stack from Craft Smith and knew they would be perfect for a girly layout.  I used a solid pink border to break up the different patterns, the edges were punched with the EK Success Pointed Flower punch.  The cupcakes were cut from the KaDoodle Bug Designs Sweet Treats cutting file and popped up on foam dots.
A journaling tag with some washi was tucked in behind the photo mat.  A bit of Posy Trendy Twine was added to the tag.  A few paper flowers, a doily, some enamel dots and a large brad were used to accent my layout. The finishing touch was the "Birthday Girl" sentiment which is from the Scrappy Moms Birthday Hugs stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

February 23, 2015

Bakery Shop Card

Today I have a fun card that was completely inspired by Pinterest.  There are many, many versions of this "awning" card on Pinterest and after searching for some time I could not find where it actually originated to give credit.  For my version of the card I used the Sweet Treats cutting file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I embossed my cupcakes with the Sizzix Damask and Scallops and Lines embossing folders.  The strip at the top of the awning was also embossed.
The edges of the striped paper were punched with the Fiskars Apron Lace border punch.  The cupcakes were popped up on foam dots for dimension and the hearts were embellished with Stickles for a bit of sparkle.  A bow in Bubblegum Taffy Trendy Twine accented the middle cupcake.
A few coordinating enamel dots and a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Birthday Hugs stamp set were the finishing touches on my card.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

February 19, 2015

Trendy Twine Design Day

Hello, today is my design day over at Trendy Twine and I am sharing a single page 12x12 layout featuring Limeade Trendy Twine.  My monster themed layout was created using some fun paper from my stash and I added a die cut layer to the background using the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge.  The monster border was tucked in behind the photo mat which was embellished with the Limeade twine.  I also paper clipped a heart to the photo mat adding some twine to the paper clip as an accent.
The word bubble was stamped with a sentiment form the Scrappy Moms Crazy for You stamp set, it seemed so perfect for my layout.  I added a few enamel dots as accents.
The monster and hearts were cut from the KaDoodle Bug Designs "Love Monsters" cutting file.  The monster's face was stamped with the Peachy Keen Make a Monster stamp set.  As a finishing touch the monster got some twine hair to jazz him up a bit.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my "monsterific" layout.  Remember to shop at Annie's Paper Boutique for 81 flavors of twine and so many other crafts and packaging needs!  Have a great day!
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February 17, 2015

Hoo Loves You Card

Today I am sharing a modified tri-shutter card.  I wanted to challenge myself to create a different type of shaped card.  After watching a few tutorials, this is what I came up with.  I used some fun papers from Doodlebug, I just love the bright and cheery colors.
The adorable owl is cut from the Create A Critter cartridge and popped up on foam for dimension.  I added a small bow in Totally Lemon Trendy Twine to the owl with a small enamel dot in the center.
The sentiment was added on a hand cut flag and is from the Scrappy Moms Crazy for You stamp set.  I stamped the other part of the sentiment on the inside of the card.  Since my card was fairly simple, a couple strips of coordinating paper were added to each of the corners as an embellishment.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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February 16, 2015

Bee You Layout

I am ready for some Spring time weather which got me in the mood to create this fun and whimsical layout.  I used the "I Will Always Beelieve In You" cutting file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I shortened the title for my layout using only a couple of the words.  I just loved the puzzle pieces which fit together to create the hot air balloon.
The Apron Lace Fiskars border punch was used along the edges of my border.  I popped up the clouds on foam dots to add some dimension and to keep them from blending into the background of my layout.  Some Blue Berry Trendy Twine on the photo mats was the finishing touch on my layout.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!  The Trendy Twine Design Team did something a little different this year for Valentine's Day ~ Secret Cupid.  Names were assigned to each of the design team members and no one knew who had who.  Each of us designed a card or tag and sent along a little treat to our assigned design team sister to make her Valentine's a bit more happy.  Today we are sharing our projects with you.
For my project, I created a fun treat bag using a Yellow Glassine Bag from Annie's Paper Boutique. My bag was embossed with the Cuttelbug Honeycomb embossing folder.  Once I tucked in my treats I adhered some washi tape along the top and bottom edges of the bag.
I used a Craft Smith tag from my stash and embellished it with a Chevron Trendy Page Dot and some Black Licorice Trendy Twine.  The bee is from the Bee Mine Valentine cutting file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  Peachy Keen stamps were used for the face.  The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Crazy for You stamp set and added to a SVG provided by Scrappy Moms.
Here are the goodies I tucked in for my Secret Cupid, nothing like some fun dies to cut and emboss with.  Thanks so much for joining us and sharing in our special Secret Cupid.  Have a Happy Valentine's Day!