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For those of you who attended the Scrapbook Expo, you know what an awesome experience it is. For those who have never gone, it is a must. Various craft vendors under one roof, free demonstrations, free projects and a great place to meet other crafters.

This year I met a wonderful lady named Faith Sauber in the Crafter Depot booth. She had a fantastic display of various vinyls. I have never worked with vinyl before, but I love to learn new things. Faith gave me a patterned piece of vinyl to work with and this is the project I created.

I mixed a little vinyl with some hand made country flowers.

Thanks for the inspiration Faith! For more projects, etc ., visit Crafter Depot

Antoinette

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Stained Glass-Winter Village

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The next few cards will be Christmas related. I wanted to try a stained glass window effect with outline stickers. I placed the outline stickers on clear card stock and then colored them. I used Stickles to create the snow.

It’s never too early to get your Christmas cards ready. It will be here in a blink of an eye.

Enjoy!

Antoinette

Safari Birthday

It’s boy’s week! Masculine cards are usually a challenge.  I find it quite challenging to reign in my passion to make flowers.  This week I bought some paper crafting magazines and decided that I would try to focus on masculine cards.

This card features a stamp set called “Safari Friends”  from the Papercraft Essentials Magazine, Issue 145 and die cuts from Tattered Lace called Summer Pasture.

I hope this weeks theme inspires you to make all of those birthday cards ahead of time for when school starts and the parties begin.

Enjoy,

Antoinette

Country Bouquet Shaker Card

Supplies needed:

  • Base cardstock 5 1/2 x 10 1/2″
  • 5 pieces – patterned paper measuring 3 x 5″
  • 2 pieces – Mason Jar Stamp and Die Set
  • Small Square Die
  • 4 pieces – Spellbinders Labels 44 (2 medium/2 small)
  • 2 pieces – Heart Border Die
  • Build a Bouquet Stamp Set from Cards and Craft Magazine
  • Foam tape
  • Alcohol markers
  • Glitter Paper
  • Confetti
  • Clear plastic

To assemble your card, score your base piece on the long side at 2 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.  Fold along the score lines. Stamp and color all of your accessory pieces. Die cut all pieces. Attach the heart border to the edge of 2 patterned paper pieces. Use 1 for the front of your card and the other for the 3rd panel. (see below)

I used the small square die to cut out the center of the front mason jar. Attach the clear plastic to the back of that piece. Attach foam tape to the outside edge of the back mason jar and sprinkle glitter inside. Attach your stem piece to the base piece then attach the front mason jar to complete your shaker.

Finish adding your decorations in your own style.

Enjoy.

Antoinette