Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Let's "Twist" - Paper Pros Challenge

Hi friends,  it's time for the Paper Pros challenge and the theme is Let's "Twist".  I used the Karen Buirniston's Twist Panel Pop Up die set.  I also used some pieces from Karen's other sets that are linked below,  just click to shop.

To see Karen's video on how to assemble the Twist Panel Pop Up, simply Click Here.

The fun of these cards is always on the inside so I was delighted to find a piece of paper in my stash that needed no additional embellishments. A Christmas Tree says it all.

Happy Holidays,

Monday, December 11, 2017

Fast, Easy & Elegant

Please join me for a tutorial on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog to see how to make a quick card for the holiday season using some fabulous dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

To see all the details, CLICK HERE.

Season's Greetings,

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Destination Inspiration for A Vintage Journey

Hi Friends,

Today we are arriving at Terminal 2 on our vintage journey where I am your guide. I hope you will stop by to see how I made this project using products from Aladine,   If that name is unfamiliar to you - you need to check out their wonderful products by CLICKING HERE

You can get complete instructions on this project by CLICKING HERE.

For this project I used Aladine Izink, Dye Inks, Stamps and Embossing powder.

See you over at A Vintage Journey,

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Pop-up Christimas Tree for Dies R Us

Hi Friends,

Today is my turn on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog and this week I've done a fun Pop-up Christmas Tree designed by Karen Burniston.  So, so festive.

You will find complete instructions on how I made this card including a link to the instruction video from Karen.   Simply CLICK HERE.

Happy Holidays,

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Winter Wonderland

Hi friends and welcome to a new challenge at A Vintage Journey were I am the hostess this month.  My choice for the challenge is Winter Wonderland and the Creative Guides have certainly risen to the challenge with some fabulous makes.  Hope you will come by to see all of them by clicking on the link above.

For me, I used a piece of chipboard packaging that came in a new set of pots & pans to get me started.  Check it out below if you want to see how I did it.

We purchased some new pots & pans not too long ago and these chipboard rings were packed between the pieces.  Of course I saved them and now I'm happy that I did.
I picked the size I wanted and gave it a coat of gesso.
I used some Tim Holtz Knobs to make it stand up so punched the holes for that next.  It took a couple of tries to get it right but the extra holes will be covered so no worries.

I colored some White Soft Finish Cardstock with Broken China Oxide Ink fading the color from dark to lighter at the bottom.

The ring fit perfectly with largest Stitched Circle die from Elizabeth Craft Designs (ECD) so cut out my insert.

I colored a narrow strip of paper for the inside top of the ring with the same color and then glued it in.

I used the die again to cut the backing for the ring.  Because I used chipboard the die did not cut all the way through but it left the perfect impression on the chipboard so I could finish it by hand. As a finishing touch I sanded the edges of the chipboard so it was smooth and looked seamless.


Assemble all the parts and add the legs (not shown)

Using the ECD Reindeer die set, cut all trees 2 times, the snowdrift 4 times and one deer.  All parts were layered using foam tape with the large trees added to the outside of the ring.
Before adding the deer, color using Vintage Photo and Antique Linen for the antlers.

Have a creative weekend,

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Warm Winter Thoughts

Hi Friends,

I hope you will join me at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog were I'm sharing all the details of how I made this fun easel card that holds a battery operated tea light, making the flames flicker.  I used some great dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

See you there,

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge - Pop Ups

Hi Friends,

It's time for the November challenge over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  Hope you will join the team where we have been challenged to use the General Pop Ups for our projects this month.

I'm still on my last hold out for Thanksgiving and fall before I get totally involved in Christmas. I made my card with pumpkins and it will be a Thank You to our lovely Thanksgiving Hostess this year.

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use with the General Pop Ups die set if you were making a Pop Up Card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, November 24th on the 

Wishing you and your loved ones much happiness and joy on this Thanksgiving Day-