Fairy Belle by Prima – Mini Album

Whimsical, √check, Lush, √check, Elegant, √check, Chic and “girlie”, √check

Paper – Prima Fairy Belle collection

Chipboard pieces – Prima Fairy Belle collection

Embellishments – eBay (buttons), brad – Eyelet Outlet

Flowers – Prima & I am Roses

Bling: Recollections & Prima

Trim – Michaels, my stash, American Crafts, seam binding: Paper Loves Glue on Etsy

Cardstock – Recollections & Papertrey Inc.

Ink –  Memento: London Fog & Straw (chalk ink)

Stamp Sets – Glitz, Pink Paislee, Stampendous, Cavallini Paper Co., My Mind’s Eye

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Daily Junque B-day Card by Pink Paislee

This fun, bright and masculine card was a joint effort with my little crafting buddy Arielle who is six. We decided to make our friend Joel a birthday card that would be a “keeper” and we both were giddy with the result. From the banner to the fun stamping, “raised dotted” cardstock from Bazzil Basics and coordinating color scheme, this Daily Junque paper stack from Pink Paislee is so versatile and very cheery! We began with choosing the color of card stock then moved on to paper selection and pulled out coordinating stamps and trim as we went along. The shape that showcases “Happy Birthday” is from Spellbinders and was cut on Papertrey Ink. “Kraft cardstock” and the small banner stamp we used was from Michael’s $1 bin! The numbers that look old fashion are from the paper collection and add a personalized touch to the card. We cut and distressed them before adding them to the card with foam tape. I hope future cards we make together are just as cute. P.S. Joel, the birthday loved his card. :0)

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Prima Card #2

This card was made with Prima’s new paper collection Fairy Belle, I love it!  Making the card was a bit of trial & error for me (I’m not the best making cards), I’m better at the mini album thing. My challenge was I used a glitter pen to get a sparkle effect on the leaves and it was a bit much if you know what I mean… So I ended up using Tim Holtz distress ink to tone the glitter pen down… waaaayyy down and it ended up with this smoky, smudged look. I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not but here it is.

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I also used rickrack, Prima printed trim, my liquid pearl pen (new fav toy), Prima Fairy Belle chipboard piece and Paper Trey Inc. card stock nice & thick! The little chair stamp is from Pink Paislee’s  London Market clear stamp collection.

Butterfly Album

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This album was a special order for a girl who lost her sister. The brief story I was told was that during the girl’s funeral, butterflies were released and thus every time her sister sees one, it reminds her. I love special projects like these, full of heart.

I used K&Co. paper stack: Botanicals by Susan Wignet, many assorted K&Co. borders, acetate frames, Jolee’s, Martha & K&Co. & Recollections embellishments, Michael’s ribbon for trim, stamping on a variety of pages by Lost & Found, Unity Stamps, Pink Paislee, Inkadinkadoo. Tags in this album are in the shape of large butterflies, large enough to adhere photos onto and add journal spots. I traced the $1 bin chipboard albums from Michael’s to get the perfect butterfly shape on cardstock and patterned paper.

April Card Challenge — I Heart 2Stamp

After being encouraged to enter my first card challenge, I was steered to a few websites for some recon and so decided to go with this month’s sketch challenge through

i {heart} 2stamp sponsored by THERE SHE GOES CLEAR STAMPS

The layout was clean and simple with plenty of room for imagination and interpretation. The result was homespun cuteness. The colors I used are some of my very favorite, especially the aqua tones. Being a March baby and my birthstone being aquamarine, it’s fitting and I always gravitate to those soft tones aside from vintage projects that have a lot of brown tones (I love working with those tones as well!)

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