Welcome Sign

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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

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Butterfly Easel Sympathy Card

I dedicate this card to all of those with genetic illnesses awaiting a medical break through to ease their daily struggles. This week we lost someone to Cystic Fibrosis. She was a mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend and teacher. Words can never be enough to fill the void left by someone you love.

Hug those you love every day and be thankful you have the day with them!

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Double Pocket Cards

This week I wanted to highlight some fun shaped cards. These double pocket cards are from Hot Off the Press via Paper Wishes (www.Paperwishes.com) They have a vast array of shaped cards(and everything else you need too) for purchase. They have great specials on different days of the week. Sign up to be on their email list so you don’t miss their amazing bundles and discounts.

For these cards, I used my original as  a template and created them with double sided papers. They come as white card stock.

Since Father’s Day is around the corner, I will start with the Father’s Day cards and then the Birthday card.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Happy Father’s Day Double Pocket Card.

Spreading sunshine the old fashioned way!

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Pink Poppy Bliss

This card has a lot of elements inspired by my die cut extras drawer. I enjoy a challenge to try and find coordinating pieces to make a beautiful card for someone.

My supplies included: Elizabeth Craft Stitched Circle dies, Heartfelt Creations (HC) Ornate Borders and Pockets, HC Cut Mat Create 2B, HC Blazing Poppy, HC Delicate Border Basics, HC Classic Border Basics, HC Arianna Lace, Aged Mahogany Distress Ink by Tim Holtz (TH), TH Spun Sugar, TH Bundled Sage, Frosted Lace Stickles

I would love to see what you create from your “extras drawer”. Please share.

As always, remember to share your sunshine with others.

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Shadowing a Die Cut

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For shadowing my die cut, I cut the die twice. Once in black and once in white. I applied double sided tape to the back side of the black image and then offset it when I layered it on top of the white image.

I embellished the die cuts with 3 small pink roses. I left the right side of my die cut unattached in case I want to use it as a pocket for my sentiment later. I might use this as a wedding card, I haven’t decided yet.

As always, share your sunshine!

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Polka Dot Bunny

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This colorful card screams Spring! The best part of Spring is all of the beautiful colors and flowers.

I started my card with a 5 1/2 x 7 1/2″ turquoise base. My green layer measures 5 3/8 x 7 3/8″. My polka dot paper layer measures 5 1/4 x 7 1/4″ and is wrapped with a pink ribbon. I die cut a large oval in a darker turquoise card stock and embossed it with the Darice folder called Polka Dot. I die cut a smaller oval in white card stock using the Decorative Ovals by Spellbinders.

I stamped the bunny, sentiment and butterfly from the Happy Spring stamp set by Rubber Cafe and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I used GB8,GB10,PP1,DG3,DG4,OR1,LV1,PL2.

For my flowers, I stamped the Large Classic Petunia smaller flowers with black Staz On ink. I inked the edges of my Petunia petals Victorian Velvet and the centers with Dusty Concord and Barn Door by Ranger. I shaped the base of the petals with my bone folder and the tips of the petals with my Flowers Shaping Tool kit by Heartfelt Creations. I centered the flowers with white prills.

To assemble the card, I used craft foam to layer the focal image. I glued the flowers and leaves to the left of the oval. I accented the flowers with a white Stickles and the oval with pink pearls.

This card, or any of your creations, will surely brighten someone’s day. Share your sunshine and creativity with those who need a little “pick me up”.

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