30 for Her 30th

“30 Cards for her 30th Birthday” he said. I received an order from a friend for his girlfriend Jill. I never thought that making that many cards in a two week period would have been possible! It was such a great challenge. I had a list of things she likes and enjoys then went for it.  I honestly think I  do my best work when I am given specific requests, especially thematic ones.

I used a mix of collections, embellishments, stamp sets and trim for the cards. I hope you enjoy!

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Valentine Treat Boxes

Well, who can believe Valentine’s Day is approaching? I can! I’ve been crafting my little heart out with projects and more projects. One I’d love to share with you is made from a Spellbinders box die and is embellished with dimensional stickers, flowers  trim, washi tape, lace, painted clothespins, die cut hearts and gems. I stuffed each little box with some pink gift basket shred and two milk chocolate Lindor truffles.


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More Valentine projects to come!

Tussie Mussie – Shabby Chic Valentine

Sooo… I was like “what is a Tussie Mussie”? Well, it’s a cone for treats, little gifties and more you make out of paper, toilet paper rolls, etc… So here is my hand at it. I got my inspiration from LiveLoveScrap on YouTube – Bona is her name. I follow her work and try to keep up with the videos for this VERY reason.

Now I am officially Tussie Mussie-fied, LOL

BTW, you can find tutorials all over YouTube on these, so go search!

I started with a 12×12 piece of double sided pattered paper (thick is good), shaped it, used my tiny attacher by Tim Holtz to secure the very bottom of the cone, then I used my Scotch Quick dry to secure the paper seam and voila, it was ready to embellish. I embellished with Glitz stamps, a Spellbinders die cut, i am roses flower, Recollections flower, Melissa Francis trim, Tim Holtz Distress Markers (I colored in the little postage stamp with those). I also wrapped a large square doily around the outside and adhered with my Scotch dot roller.

Go crazy out there! Oh, I also put eyelets with my Crop-a-Dial to make the ribbon handle so it can hang on a door. :0)  Have fun you guys! *Tip: if you click one photo, you can scroll all with the arrow.

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Challenge #117–September 29, 2012

Stamp Sets used:

Hocus Pocus

Faux Fun

Midnight Feast

Oval Classic Frames

Cardstock Used:

Recollections, Night and Fall

Spellbinders Die used:

Classic Scalloped Ovals

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Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Black Soot


Black raw twine, button & adhesive black lace from my stash, Halloween themed embellishment stickers.

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Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge

Howdy Ya’ll! I haven’t done a card challenge in a while, so I decided to try out the new Back In The Saddle stamp set from Waltzing Mouse. It makes me want to go jump on a horse and ride like the wind (but I can’t do that right now, I’m making a card). This will be my first challenge with WMS and I am so excited! I wish I had every single one of their products to play and play and play some more with… I love that WMS makes it user friendly too for those without a blog or any of their products, you can enter a challenge by using some online freebie images so go check it out and enter, enter, enter! http://www.waltzingmousestamps.com

This week's sketch

Here are the following products I used on the card:

Back In The Saddle stamp set from Waltzing Mouse

Vintage Blue papers from Glitz 6×6 paper pack

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Button Twine Trim in Cream from Waltzing Mouse

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