LOL Tag with Linda Pekrul

Woozer!!!
Look what I came across from my talented friend Linda Pekrul from Blue Sky Scrapping!!!
She is part of the More Than Words Design Team!
This month the More Than Words Design Team 
is sharing a little laughter on mini project.

The Mini Challenge runs on the last two weeks of each month and is for:
 cards, tags, ATCs and postcards only.  
This challenge requires you to use a specific word on your project. 
We must see the actual word
*ATCs. or Artist Trading Cards, are small works of art,
about 2.5 by 3.5 inches or 64 x 89 mm.
You have two weeks – until the last day of the month – to enter, so be quick!
Go to this post on our FB page to enter your project.
Here is a small snippet of Linda’s post…
I know she would love for you to follow her blog and 
REMEMBER…
to have fun and join in on the More Than Words Challenge!!!
Enjoy Pam!

ST Nicholas Holiday Sleigh Home Decor with Xyron

Disclaimer Notice: I’ve received products/compensation as part of the  Xyron Design Team. This project however, is 100% my own project! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. I explain more here.

Hello Crafty Friends!  Are you creating some fabulous Home Decor projects using Xyron Adhesive? Remember this week Xyron is all about HOME DECOR!!! The Xyron Team is having a  Xyron Hashtag Challenge and it is in full swing on Instagram! If you are unfamiliar with a Hashtag Challenge, its basically where a ‘’challenge’’ is announced each week, and you use the #hollyjollyxyron to share your projects that go with that challenge Then, once the challenge week is up, the Xyron Design Team will pick a winner of the challenge and that person will be featured on all of our Instagram pages AND will win a Xyron Creative Station! So join us on Xyron to do the #hollyjollycards Challenge this week. Load those Home Decor Projects up and follow along with the Xyron and the team!

I am sharing my Holiday Sleigh Home Decor project that I created using Xyron Creative Station and Graphic 45 St Nicholas Collection!

I began by first tracing the sleigh shapes on to my designer paper with a pencil. Fussy cut out trace image. (I use my Xyron Creative Station to apply my adhesive on my paper but any adhesive will work.) Apply adhesive to paper cuts and place on chipboard.

Mask off the pattern paper with post-it notes to protect paper. Apply Boss Gloss to sleigh runners and apply embossing powder. Heat set. Repeat for other prepared sleigh.

Continue using Boss Gloss and embossing powder to emboss sleigh runners chipboard outline pieces. Form sleigh and adhere prepared runners to the sides.

Cover Christmas Shapes with pattern paper; adhere to side of prepared sleigh.  Add bow, chipboard and charm to side.

Add metal door pull and bow to front of sleigh.

Add chipboard piece to back of sleigh and fill with your favorite candy.

I hope I have inspired you to grab some Christmas/Winter papers and your favorite Xyron Adhesive…REMEMBER…enter them in to the #hollyjollyxyron on Instagram! Winners will be selected from the United States and Canada for this challenge!  Hugs Pam

Supplies:

Precious Moments Ombre’ Tag with Emerald Creek Dare Challenge

 Hi and welcome to this month Emerald Creek Dare Challenge!!!
The “DARE” is to create a 10 minute project!!!
Difficult to do for me but I can say I sure did try. 
It took me 10 minutes believe it or not to create my tag but a few extra minutes to create the flowers since I fussy cut them out. 
 I began by project by first gathering all my products together. 
It is easier to make a  10 minute project if you can envision the direction you are headed in.
 Once gather  I began by first embossing a piece of white paper scrap randomly with VersaMark.
Sprinkled Emerald Creek Glacier White Embossing Powder over the top. 
Shaking off the excess, heat embossed. 
 Die cut the tag out. 
Apply distress ink from the bottom to the top using blending tool. 
REMEMBER: As you work the blending tool apply pressure at the bottom of the tag and lift the pressure up as you go toward the top. 
It will create the Ombre’ affect you want to achieve.
 Repeat on the scraps of paper left over from the cut  out tag.
 Punch two border strip add narrow piece to top of card.
Adding a larger piece to the back.  
Die cut “Cherish Forever” from pattern paper. 
Adhere to front of tag along with a paper strip.
 Adhere metal frame to top of image. 
Adhere to front of tag.
 Fussy cut dress image from pattern paper.
Add to front of tag with pop dots.
 From the scrap of prepared paper…fussy cut flowers, layer together and adhere to front of tag with leaf charm.
 Add ribbon and heart brad to top.
 I hope you have enjoyed my 10 minute Ombre’ project that I created for the DARE Challenge for Emerald Creek Supplies. 
I can’t wait to see what you create for us this month. 
  Check out the rest of the Emerald Creek Dares Design Team, I am sure you will be inspired by the fantastic pieces they have created for this weeks challenge:



Don’t forget to enter your project into our Emerald Creek Dares Challenge for your chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate for the Emerald Creek Store!
 
Other Supplies:
Graphic 45 Precious Memories
Sizzix Tag and Book Plate Die
Sizzix Handwritten Love Die
Diamond Punch Border
VersaMark
Blending Tool
Metal Frame
 Xyron Adhesive
Glossy Accent
Pop Dots
Pink Ribbon
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One Stamp….One Style with Craftwell

 I am sharing on the Craftwell Blog my One Stamp…One Style Card Set. 
 Cut 4 pieces of pink Cor’dinations paper. 
Emboss using Honeycomb Embossing Folder along with two A plates and D plate.
 Sand lightly with sanding block.
 Using one stamp set with just sentiments. 
Stamp and emboss 4 cards using black embossing powder.
 Cut 4 pieces of Teresa Collins Summer Stories Paper.
Die cut using mixed media die along with two A plates, B plate, metal shim and D platform.
 Die cut 4 of the scribble circles from die cut set with black card stock.
 Adhere embossed paper to black card stock mat.
Adhere to card front. 
Adhere die cut pattern paper to black card stock mat. 
Adhere to card front.
 Apply adhesive to scribble die cuts.
(I used the Xyron Creative Station.)
 Place prepared scribbles to top of card front.
 Die cut 8 butterflies from the Memories Pocket Die Set using 2 A plates, B plate, metal shim and D platform.
 Adhere one butterfly to top of each of the 4 card fronts.
 Adhere next four butterflies to each of the card front at just the body.
Bend wings up. 
Emboss 4 small leaves using embossing powder.
Adhere prepared leaves to center of each of the butterflies.
 Here is a closer look at the Happy Birthday and Thank You Cards…..
 And of the Hello Friend and Thinking of You Card. 
I hope I have encouraged you to create a collection of Clean and Simple Card using the One Stamp…One Style using your Craftwell dies and embossing folders. 
Hugs Pam
Supplies:
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I’m so happy to be a Craftwell Design Team Member and help promote their wonderful products. They so generously supply us with so many fabulous dies, embossing folders and Cut N Boss Die Cutting Machine to work with like those that I’m using today.
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Life is a Dream Tag with Emerald Creek

 Are you ready for the “Anything Goes Challenge” on the Emerald Creek Dare Blog...
I sure hope so…
We had so many inspiring projects from our last week that I can’t wait to see what you come up with this time. 
I created a fun “Life is a Dream Tag” using some fabulous embossing powder from Emerald Creek.
 Begin by first die cut an XL Tag. 
Lay the Crocodile Stencil over the top.
Apply Embossing Powder with Palette knife.
Sprinkle embossing powder over the top…going from lightest to darkest.
 Spread using a palette knife. 
Start from the top going to the bottom. 
Repeat…until it is spread. 
Allow to dry completely.
 Here is a closer look once it is dry. 
Looks like cobblestone, eh!!!
 Apply distress ink over the top of tag using blending tool.
 Place modeling paste in flower mold. 
Allow the paste to set up. 
Remove and apply distress ink over the top. 
Add details coloring using distress markers.
 Stamp “Life” to chipboard cut out that comes with the XL Tag Die.
Ink with distress inks using blending tools.
 Die cut butterfly dies out using pattern paper.
Layer together.
 Add pattern paper border at the bottom of tag.
 Adhere prepared flowers to tag front. 
Adhere prepared “Life” frame to top of tag.
Add one of the Cabochon Brads to the “Life” frame.
 Adhere prepared butterfly to tag along with metal arrow.
 Place ribbon to top of tag. 
Pin “Dream” metal to ribbon.
 I hope the Emerald Creek Design Team and I have inspired you. 
So get those markers, embossing powders, inks, charms, etc and play along with us. 
Make sure to link you projects to the Emerald Creek Dare Blog. 
Thanks again for stopping by. 
Hugs Pammejo
Emerald Creek Supplies
Other Supplies:
Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Designer
I’m so happy to be a Guest Designer for Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and help promote  their wonderful products. They so generously supply me with so many fabulous products to work with like those that I’m using today.
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I Beleive In You Card with Emerald Creek All Day Easter Parade

It is time to celebrate the Easter Season!!!
What better way but an All Day Easter Parade with Emerald Creek Supplies!!!
 “I Believe In You” to create something special!!!!
“I Believe In You” to create something new and exciting!!!
I believe you will be inspire with us at Emerald Creek Supplies for the All Day Easter Parade Dare Challenge!!! 
HERE!!!!
So get out some of your favorite distress paints, distress inks, distress markers….maybe the distress crayons!!! 
Don’t forget to add stencils and paste to your projects…Oh My!!!
I hope I can inspire you with using a bit of each of the products I mentioned!
I began my “I Believe in Your Card” by first cutting out a thin chipboard egg. 
(I just drew and oval and cut it out with scissors)
Paint with distress paint, allowing each layer to dry before adding the next!
Apply crackle texture paste on top of prepared egg with stencils and palette knife. 
Allow to dry completely.
Cut a piece of the white paper leather sheet. 
Apply crackle texture paste over stencil using palette knife.
Allow to dry completely
Add distress crayons to prepared egg.
Ink over prepared letter paper with distress inks and blending tool.
Stamp with background stamp and distress ink. 
Apply more texture crackle paste using stencil and palette knife. 
Allow to dry completely.
Stamp bird to water color paper. 
Color with distress markers. 
Fussy cut out.
Layer card stock and prepared leather paper to card front.
Paint lace with distress paint. 
Allow to dry completely.
Die cut letters and “Believe” word from dotted paper.
Wrap painted lace around prepared egg. 
Wrap twine around prepared egg. 
Make a bow. 
Add to front of card base with pop dots
Adhere fussy cut bird to top of egg with pop dots. 
Adhere moss around base of bird.
Adhere letters to front of card front
Adhere an Emerald Creek White Rabbit Charms to the top of the letters.
I hope I have inspired you today with my “I Believe in You Card”!!!
Can’t wait to see what you share with us on the All Day Long Easter Parade Challenge Blog!
Check out the rest of the Emerald Creek Design Team!
Emerald Creek Supplies:
Other Supplies:

Happy Birthday Cards with Gypsyp Soul Lasercuts

 I created a couple of Birthday Cards to share today.
CAN YOU BELIEVE…. 
I went to get my grand daughter a birthday card and I didn’t have any!!!
SERIOUSLY!!!
 SO…
I got busy…
I grabbed some beautiful Graphic 45 Botanical pattern papers….
Along with some chippies from Gypsy Soul Lasercuts. 
 I began by first cutting one of the Tudor Rose Singles in half.
Using Picket Fence Distress Paint gave the Tudor Rose Single and the Daisies a good coat of paint. 
Allow it to dry completely.
 Layer distress paints on the Tudor Rose Single and Daisies pieces til you achieve the look you like. 
Allow to dry completely.
Mat and layer pattern paper together on card front. 
Stamp sentiment with black ink and place on card front. 
Add butterfly.
 Adhere prepared Tudor Rose Single to front of card.
Add prepared Daisies pieces to front of card.
I created a Belated Birthday Card since….
WELL…
I was a bad grandma and my sweet grand-daughter will receive her card late.
Layer pattern paper to front of card front. 
Prepare the Bird Watching and Tulip Scrolls using the above technique. 
Allow to dry completely. 
Adhere to front of card front.
Stamp sentiment to front of journal block. 
Adhere to front of card base with pop dots. 
Add prepared bird and ribbon to top of card front.
I hope you have enjoyed my birthday cards that I created today…
MAKE SURE….
To check your stash and see if you have some ready to mail out!!!
Hugs Pam
Other Supplies:
Pop Dots

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Guest Designer
I’m so happy to be a Guest Designer for Gina’s Designs Lasercuts and help promote  their wonderful products. They so generously supply me with so many fabulous chipboard piece  to work with like those that I’m using today.
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Ring in Spring Canvas with Emerald Creek

Ring in Spring with Green is being “Lucky”!!!
“Lucky” that here in Tennessee we are extremely blessed to have four seasons!!!
 I am so looking forward to spring!!
For our bluebirds to come home to nest!
For our daffodils, hyacinths and clovers to show their spring flowers!!!
BUT….
Today I am sharing is my first design team post for Emerald Creeks Supplies!!!
I am sharing with you my canvas for the Ring in Spring with Green Dare Challenge!!!
 I began my State of Mind Canvas by painting with layers of distress paints. 
Allowing each layer to dry completely.
 Apply crackled texture paste using a stencil and palette knife.
Allow the paste to dry and crackle.
 Tear some card board from a box and die cut a clover. 
Paint all with Picket Fence Distress Paint and then with Forest Moss. 
Allow to dry between each application.
Stamp prepared cardboard with distress paint.
Ink edges with distress ink using blending tool.
Adhere pieces to prepared canvas. 
Add remnant rubs to top of  prepared canvas and prepared cardboard.
Add prepared chipboard to top of canvas with pop dots. 
Add prepared clover to top of canvas. 
Add twine.
 Apply distress pens to watercolor paper, mist with water so they will blend together. 
Allow to dry prior to stamping.
 Stamp Bird Crazy birds to prepared paper. 
Add distress markers to create more depth to the crazy birds. 
Allow to dry.
 Fussy cut prepared birds out. 
Adhere one bird to top of chipboard on canvas.
 Add second toward the bottom of canvas.
 I hope I have inspired you to create something that rings in Spring!!! 
Make sure to link up your projects on the Emerald Creek Blog!!!
Hugs Pam
Emerald Creek Supplies:
Other Supplies:
Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Guest Designer
I’m so happy to be a Guest Designer for Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and help promote  their wonderful products. They so generously supply me with so many fabulous products to work with like those that I’m using today.
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Mushroom House Canister Candy Box with Stampendous and Eileen Hull

 I hope you have enjoyed this week of inspirational post from both 
the Stampendous Design Team and Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team….
I am in awe of how wonderful both teams are!!!
 I proud to be part of each team.

 I began my Mushroom House Candy Canister by first die cutting

the canister die using Sizzix white mat board.
Mist the chipboard with Margarita Memories Mist.
Allow to dry completely. 
Apply Dreamweaver Crackle Embossing Powder using Quatrefoil Stencil and palette knife. 
Allow to dry completely. 
 Stamp image with black ink randomly around canister box. 
 Stamp background image on light brown card stock with Chestnut Roan Ink.
 Die cut stamped paper with Mushroom Die Cut.
Ink roof and house with distress ink using blending tool.
 Using distress inks and paints color the detailed stamp images on top of mushroom house. 
 Adhere roof and house to top of prepared canister box.
Adhere moss to bottom of canister box. 
 Fill your Mushroom House Candy Box with your favorite candy. 
Add a pretty butterfly to the top.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial on how to make a festive
 Mushroom House Candy Box.

 Make sure to check the rest of today’s project as well as
looking at the projects that have been shared all week long.
 Have a blessed day. Pam

 Stampendous/Dreamweaver Supplies: 
Eileen Hull/Sizzix Products
Other Supplies:

Love Hanger with Craftwell

 Happy Wednesday!!!
I am sharing on the Craftwell Blog today!!
Sharing with you some “Love”
AND….
I am sure you will LOVE them both!!!
Begin by first painting the edges and a bit of the back of a 6″ x “6 frame. 
I know you are thinking “back of a frame”
Yep!!! We will be covering the back of a frame today. 
Die cut the “Heart die” from Pink Core’dinations card stock.
Die Cut the “Love die” from a piece of pattern paper. 
(Remember you can cut them both out at the same time…
that is what is so amazing about the Craftwell Cut N Boss!!!)
Use the D platform, metal shim, B plate and two A plates with your dies and Craftwell Cut N Boss.
Emboss the die cut heart and a square of Pink Core’dinations card stock 
using the Love Embossing Folder with the D platform and two A plates. 
 Lightly sand the Love embossed square with sanding block.
Adhere to top of pattern paper that has been placed on painted frame.
 Add pretty border pattern pieces of pattern paper to top of embossed piece. 
Leaving some of the embossed words exposed.
 Adhere die cut heart to top of black card stock.
Fussy cut around the heart.
Place on front of prepared frame.
Add embossed heart that has been lightly sanded to top of die cut heart with pop dots.
 Adhere “Love” die cut to top of black card stock.
Fussy cut around frame word.
Add to top of prepared frame with pop dots.
Add enamel dot to center of “O”.
 Paint diamond chipboard with black chalk paint.
Allow to dry completely.
Adhere to back of prepared frame.
 Die cut several of the Heart Borders for the Create A Beautiful Life Pocket Die Set. 
Adhere to top of prepared diamond chipboard…using different pattern paper hearts to top.
Add a few of the heart to top with pop dots for added dimension.
Place left over hearts to the front of the frame. 
Add wire hanger to top of prepared frame.
 Add metallic brass brads to top of prepared frame.
Place a pretty bow to top of hanger to finish your Love Hanger
I hope you have enjoyed my all things Love of Teresa Collins today!!!
Thank you for coming by today. 
Hugs Pam
Supplies:
Craftwell/Teresa Collins Create A Beautiful Life Pocket Die
Adhesive 


Craftwell Design Team

I’m so happy to be a Craftwell Design Team Member and help promote their wonderful products. They so generously supply us with so many fabulous dies, embossing folders and Cut N Boss Die Cutting Machine to work with like those that I’m using today.
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