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June 26, 2017

Hello

Happy Monday! I got in some crafty time and played with some inks and dies.  My card base was created with the DCWV Watercolor Florals stack.  All of the die cuts are from Neenah - White Card Stock as is the card base.  The pattered paper was adhered to the card base with some Glue Tape which is my new favorite adhesive.
To create my project, I used my Distress Oxide Inks and inked up a half sheet of card stock in each of the varying colors, splattered them with water and die cut the flowers, leaves and tag.  I added a bit more ink to the edges of the die cuts for some dimension.  Each of the flower layers were curled up a bit and adhered with the Craft Glue Dots to create a dimensional flower.
I used the Ultra-Thin Glue Dots for securing the bling centers.  The tag was stamped with a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Mini Message (retired) stamp set.  A bit of Totally Lemon was the perfect accent for the mini tag.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!

June 22, 2017

Birthday Fishes

Hello! Today I'm sharing a fun birthday card featuring a set of Gina Marie Design dies: Tropical Fish #2 and Dot Studs on Both Sides of Cutting Line Round Square. I simply nested the 2 squares to create a polaroid style card.
The background of my card was created with a mixture of distress inks.  I used some glossy accents mixed in with sequins for a sparkly affect.  The fish was also inked up and covered in Glossy Accents.  A few GMD enamel dots from the Nautical Ocean Colors were added to my card.  The finishing touch was a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Little Critters (retired) stamp set.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

June 19, 2017

Trendy Twine - Have a Happy Day

Hello!  I have a patriotic card to share over on the Trendy Twine blog featuring some festive Berries Jubilee twine.  The red and navy blue twine was perfect for my patriotic card.  I found some festive papers in my stash and die cut the layers with the Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles Die Set. The twine accent was the perfect border between the bottom and top layer of my card.
A White Tag-Its provided a base for the patriotic image.  I added Chevron Trendy Page Dot and a bit more twine to the tag.  The sentiment is from the APB Smile stamp set.  Some die cut stars were layered to create an embellishment for the bottom of my card.  A few Enamel Dots were the finishing touch on my card.
The twine, Trendy Page Dot, Tag-Its and stamp set are available over at Annie's Paper Boutique! Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!
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June 18, 2017

Trendy Twine - Happy Father's Day

Hello!  Today the Trendy Twine design team has a special post sharing some inspirational cards for Father's Day.  Masculine cards are always a challenge for me since I love over the top embellishments on everything.  To create my card I used papers from the DCWV Nantucket stack and cut out 3 layers with the Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles Die Set.  I tucked in a die cut scalloped border under the edge of the top layer.
The top layers are an unbranded tag die which was stamped with a sentiment from the APB Smile stamp set.  I also added a Chevron Trendy Page Dot along with a bit of Classic Navy Trendy Twine.  The "Dad" title was cut with my Cricut Explore from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge.  Several die cut stars finished off my card.
This gorgeous twine, trendy page dot and stamp set are available over at Annie's Paper Boutique!  Head on over to the Trendy Twine blog to check the creations by the design team!  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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June 15, 2017

Engagement Couple Card

Hello!  I am sharing another card today with a wedding theme.  I used the new Engagement Couple Die Set from Gina Marie Designs.  The base of my card was created with the Nested - Scalloped Stitched Rectangles which was embossed. I layered the base with the Pleated Oval Die Set and created a set of rolled flowers which were adhered to the top of the oval.
A bow created with some sheer ribbon added the perfect touch of elegance to my card.  A single enamel dot from the Patriotic Sparkle set was the finishing accent.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

June 12, 2017

Oriental Trading - Recipes for the Bride

Hello!  Today I am sharing a bridal shower display using products from Oriental Trading and the MarryMe shop.  This was a practical and fun set up for the bride-to-be who loves to cook.  The recipes can also be shared with other friends and family.
The hot pink, black and white colors theme was perfect for mixing in with some rustic elements.  The chalkboard and easel display was used for the centerpiece.  I simply used my electronic die cutter to cut out the vinyl letters for the chalkboard.
The black mini suitcase not only serves as a fun display piece but is also practical for packing up all of the recipes and recipe box for the bride to take home.  A bit of washi and a rosette added some pops of color to the suitcase.
The coordinating pails, gift bags and pink boxes are available from Oriental Trading.  Even the candy matched perfectly.  The clear candy boxes were my own addition from Annie's Paper Boutique, however, the candy jars are also available from Oriental Trading.
The Crocheted Table Runner and wood centerpieces brought some rustic charm to the table.  The Alphabet Tiles added another fun element.  The tiles were adhered to the table with some Glue Dots so they would hold in their position.
The banner was embellished with a few hand made rosettes.  The rosettes were also secured with some Glue Dots.
I hoped you enjoyed checking out my projects. These items are available in the Scrapbooking & Paper Crafting Store, the Craft Supplies Store, the Candy Store , the Birthday Party Supplies and from the Marry Me Store all from Oriental Trading. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!
This review is based strictly on my opinion.  I was provided the samples free of charge by Oriental Trading to provide my honest review.  No other type of compensation was received.  All ideas and opinions are my own.  

June 8, 2017

Gratitude

Hello!  Today I am sharing a card created with the gorgeous Lotus Blossom Lace Square Die Set from Gina Marie Designs.  This die set comes with 4 dies which makes it so versatile to either create a base with a solid center or a frame for a card.  There are also 2 additional dies in this set in a smaller size.
For my card, I cut out the frame so I could add in a pop of color with the basic square die which comes with the set.  I used my paper cutter to add the top layer for the stamped butterfly and sentiment.  A bit of Distress Ink was used to shade the stamped layer of my card.  The butterfly and sentiment are from the Fiskars Many Thanks stamp set that my friend Theresa sent me. Thank you so much Theresa, I love this stamp set.
I used my new Glue Dots Gluetape to secure everything in place. Next I added a single Glue Dot behind the paper flower which was adhered to the corner of my card.  The finishing touch was some Enamel Dots.
 Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!