"Homespun Chic Card Tin

I made this lovely tin using the Homespun Chic Collection. Inside are two A2 cards, one 3 x3 card and a gift tag. I have them further down on the blog post.
On the top of the tin I place one of the Layered Frames from the collection and backed it with some of the Vintage Sewing Pattern paper. Love Prima Flowers so just had to add them to the top of the tin along with some bling, lace and tulle. It turned out to be a wonderful gift to give to someone special in my life.

I selected Heidi Grace’s Dream stamps to use in the collection. The heart on the first card is from the Melody Ross Chip Art hearts that I covered with a piece of the Vintage Jane paper. The heart gives dimension to the card, I also took one of the Glass Paper clips and broke off the paper clip so I would be able to continue my theme on my cards and glued it to the center of one of my circles. All pieces throughout the collection is inked with Warm Red Colobox ink. On the button of the 3 x 3 card I enjoy using twine to give button character and depth as to have it just glue onto something.

On my Dream Card I stamped my image and than using my Copic Markers -R24,R27, R29 and G14 I color in my frame. I used the G14 on the borders of the other projects also; again just to give consistency to the cards and tags. I added one of the Glass Paper clips to the top of the Dream frame and placed it and the Imagine frame up on pop dots. Also placed a few of the Prima Flowers and some Kaisercraft bling to my tag. Hope you enjoy my gift tin and make a few for your gift giving.

Love Plaque

This is my first project as a “Spotlight Gal” for GCD Studios. I am honor to have been selected for August. I made this “Love Plaque” simply because I love GCD products. I used the Ella Blue Collection – Frances and Georgia papers, along with the Homespun Chic Pink Redwood paper. I purchased my board at our local craft store for 2.99 , I had a 40% coupon. Yippee!!! My blue berries and brown flowers were also purchased there on sale. Another Yippee!!!
The other flowers are from Prima and Stringing Heart Flowers along with some that I made. I painted my frame first using Creamcoat Burnt Umber. I put my paper on the inside of plaque. Added some large twill ribbon and mini blue ric rac. I took 2 – 3 1/2″ dollies and ink the top of them with my Chestnut Roan ink, once they were ink I glue 1 doily to the lower inside left corner, 1/2 of a doily to the top right of the curve and 1/4 doily to the lower right inside corner of my plaque. My letters are the GCD Big Alphabet that I covered with the Frances Paper and ink using Chestnut Roan ink.

Following are a few picture to show you how to make these flowers. So, so easy and so cute.

I used a Marvy 3 1/2″ punch for my large flowers, but you can use any size. Just remember the smaller the circle the small the flower.

I cut the circle with my scissors so it would be a spiral.

Taking my tweezers I began rolling and as I rolled I would occasionally put us a small amount of glue to hold it into place.

When I got it completely rolled I glue it to a small circle. When I knew my glue was dry I than added it to my plaque along with a little bling. The smaller paper flowers I will be showing you later this month. So please remember to come and check out what tutorials I will have for you to enjoy.

"Ideas, Tips and Techniques"

Ever wonder how in the world can I keep up with everything that I see or hear when I am surfing the web. Well, I made this journal so I would be able to keep all Ideas, Tips and Techniques in it. I always have it in reach and have made tabs so it is easy to locate which section I would like to lookor write in.
I made my Journal with Jillibean Soup Eggdrop papers, fussy cut some little umbrella from one of the pieces of paper and gave them dimension with some pop dots, buttons and strings. I hand drew the handle for my umbrellas using a Zig Marker and add some small gingham ribbon to them. Always keep something with you to write and sketch in and it never hurts to make it pretty with paper.