I recently purchased a new Lawn Fawn set. Today I thought I would share How to make an Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn Stamp and more. Since I joined an altered paper clip swap I knew I wanted to make one with this cute Unicorn Set from Lawn Fawn.
Here is a video on How to make an Altered Paper clip with Lawn Fawn Unicorn Stamp:
When I was done I made 5 planner clips. Two went to my swap partner and I’ve not decided if I’ll share the others yet. lol But I will be making more Altered Paper Clips.
Have you tried your hand at making Altered Paper Clips? These make a great gift to add to a greeting card. Could even be the focal point on a greeting card. When they get the card they can remove the clip and use where ever they like.
For now, I think I’ll keep one in my Happy Planner to help mark my place and I might be persuaded to give the others a new home. 😉
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How to make a Chopper Happy Birthday Greeting Card using Rinea foil, Tonic Studios die and Diamond plate embossing folder from Darice. Just a few weeks ago I purchased the Chopper Bike die from Tonic Studios. Today I decided to make a card using this new die.
Knowing that the Rinea foil I wanted to use was two sided I began the process. The foil I selected is the smooth gold and silver color.
I’m so glad that I picked up the Diamond Plate embossing folder as this was the perfect background to go with the Chopper.
The process is pretty easy for this card. To begin cut a piece of the gold/silver foil just under 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. This will be the background and topper for the card. Place the silver side up inside the Diamond Plate embossing folder and put through the Tim Holtz Vagabond machine from Sixxiz.
Die cut the chopper bike with the gold side of the Rinea paper. Die cut the chopper out of two scraps of watercolor paper. These will be used to raise the chopper up and add dimension.
Adhere the three choppers together using Zig Two Way glue with the gold chopper on top.
Using an awl or hole punch, pierce the silver diamond plate paper in all four corners. Place black brads in each corner. Adhere silver panel to the A2 greeting card using Thermoweb Tape Runner XL.
Stamp Happy Birthday with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink Raven on a scrap of white card stock. Glue to a slightly large scrap of black cardstock with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Trim the ends with scissors to look like a pennate. Using White Adhesive Foam Squares on the sentiment mount in the upper center of the card.
Adhere Chopper Bike to the card using Aleene’s Tacky Glue.
Admire the Chopper Happy Birthday Greeting Card that you just made.
Simple card huh? My husband really liked how the diamond plate set off the Chopper Bike on this card. He said it was one of his favorite cards. I think partly is because it is a “guys” card and there was nothing girly about this one at all.
Here is a video on How to make a Chopper Happy Birthday Greeting Card.
My hope is that you are inspired to make one of these Chopper Happy Birthday Greeting Cards yourself. I’m sure there is someone special in your life that would really enjoy getting this card.
Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? I offer many of my cards in my store. The cards a usually blank inside and come with a matching envelope. The cards I make are A2 size or 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. in size. If you are wanting a greeting on the inside feel free to email me to discuss details or to connect with me via my Facebook page.
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When I found the Blank Slate pendants I knew these would be wonderful shaker box charm pendants. I purchased all they had at the store as these were on clearance and I didn’t want to miss out on having these in my stash.
Later I got a message from the owner of Calico Collage and she asked if I would do a tutorial on jewelry using her images. Things then clicked together and these are the pendants I made.
Once all the bits and bobs have been added inside place a drop of the Loctite super glue – on Amazon in each corner of the bezel. It doesn’t take much of this glue. I like that is a gel and doesn’t come out fast. I’ve also found that unlike other super glues this one doesn’t dry up in the bottle before you get to use all of the glue.
Place the acrylic insert on top. Since the loop at the top is from front to back you will want to add a jump ring or use small gauge cord and tie a knot for the necklace.
I hope you enjoyed seeing How to make Shaker Box Charm Pendants. Make a few and share with friends and family. They will love these. 🙂
I made a video of opening up the happy mail. Pizza Box Swap with Miss Rachel B.
So many goodies in that box! Isn’t it super cute! I love all the little things she made and added to the box. When I was filming there were so many goodies I almost didn’t see the little card she made.
This was so much fun to open!
She even made a card that said: Linda Crazy. lol My husband would agree with her on that! LOL
She made a video too. You can see the video of her opening up the pizza box I sent to her below. Make sure to follow her to see lots of pretty things she makes.
This was a fun swap to part take. I loved opening up the package to see what she made and all the wonderful goodies she packed into that little box! It’s amazing what will fit inside!
Do you love paper crafting? Come join the Facebook group Girls Gone PaperCrafters ! There are lots of wonderful friendly people willing to share their art with others. I really enjoy being a part of this little group.
Do you part take in swaps? What kind of items do you like to swap? I’ve also participated in ATC swaps. Doing an ATC swap is fun as those can be mailed one on one and don’t require a lot of postage.
If you haven’t tried swapping with someone join the group and join a swap. You will meet people all around the world.
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This background just brings out the personality in the bulldog. I love being able to create new backgrounds with tools I already have don’t you? Having all the wonderful inks pads from Brutus Monroe on hand helped to make this background.
This can be used for more than today’s Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card. Think about putting flowers over the top. Choosing a fun saying. There are so many options just keep playing, you will get so many beautiful backgrounds to use.
The technique for Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.
On a craft mat smash, a swipe of Rouge, Zest and Sea with a little space between. Spritz these with water.
Take a piece of watercolor paper and swipe through the colors. Dry with a heat tool for a moment. Apply more color as wanted drying between swipes so that the colors don’t muddy. Love how every time this technique is done it is different.
Loved making this card. I’m so ready for Spring to arrive. We have fluctuating weather here in Oklahoma. One day it is freezing the next it is 70 degrees. Soon we will be able to say Hello Spring for good!
Stamped the Roses Background and then sprayed with one of my favorite products: Glimmer Mists.
Today I’m sharing a Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge # 295 Sequins or other Embellishments. Sponsored by SpieglMom. Projects are to have at least one Cricut cut and Sequins or other embellishments.
For my project, I decided to make a shaker card using the Yellow Frame from the Stand & Salute Cartridge.
Cut pink texture card stock at 3.25 in wide. Use the cut image to then cut a window out of a piece of fun foam. Cut a piece of white cardstock the same size as the top, this will be the back.
I find that cutting a back the same size as the front makes putting a shaker card together much easier.
White card stock cut at 4 in x 5.25 was used for the background. The Tim Holtz stencil and Texture paste was used. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist colors: Party Pin and Cranberry Zing colored the background. Rouge Chalk in from Brutus Monroe was used around the edges of the A2 Greeting card.
On the back piece of the shaker card stamp the Botanical Background stamp from Brutus Monroe with Embossing Ink. Then spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Party Pink and Turquoise Blue.
Stamp the Botanical Background stamp on the pink shaker card front with Rouge Chalk ink from Brutus Monroe.
Sharing a Paper Arts, My Hearts Fancy & Hobby Lobby Haul and Bonus How to make a Laurel Burch Wild Horses Card. Having the opportunity to visit local shops is a wonderful thing. It is good to visit those local shops to help them stay in business.
For this shopping excursion, I had a mission to find a few supplies for upcoming projects. Looking around Paper Arts I found some really cool looking dies that I knew would be perfect for projects.
Drove over to Hobby Lobby and picked up a watercolor journal that I will use for a Traveling Journal Round Robin I’ll be at the end of this month. There was a really nice spiral journal that I feel will be perfect. I’ll have to remove a few pages as we are doing a monthly journal and there are 12 of us in the group. While there I also picked up a pad of watercolor paper to make a journal for another group. This journal will be a watercolor journal swap.
While at Hobby Lobby I wondered over to the clearance section and found a fun die set that says Celebrate. When I saw the letters I saw – Create, Art and knew there were more words I could create. In fact, I did a google search and found a website WordMaker where you can type in the letters and it will tell you the words that can be made. This will be a fun purchase.
At My Hearts Fancy, I found a beautiful Laurel Burch Stamp Wild Horses. Recently while in Santa Fe New Mexico I purchased a beautiful Laurel Burch tote bag that has super cute puppy dogs painted on the outside.
When I walked into My Hearts Fancy I saw a new display of Laurel Burch Stamps and knew that I needed to get one. The Wild Horses stamp spoke to me so I purchased that stamp.
Video of the Paper Arts, My Hearts Fancy & Hobby Lobby Haul:
Once I got home with all my goodies and shared them in the video. I had to make a card too. Pulling out the Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven and a few colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Party Pink, Denim Blue, True Turquoise, Night B4 Christmas.
Stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven using my MISTI. Heat set the ink. Spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Party Pink, Denim Blue, True Turquoise, Night B4 Christmas. The pinks were on the right and the blues were on the left.
Heat set the sprays. Then using a paint brush I colored the areas that I wanted darker.
I love the shimmer that Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists add to projects. This stamp will be one I’ll enjoy playing with over and over.
Hope you enjoyed my shopping Paper Arts, My Hearts Fancy & Hobby Lobby Haul and Bonus How to make a Laurel Burch Wild Horses Card.
Today I want to share How I made Fancy Reindeer. I’ve been working on Christmas decorations and one of the last pieces was making little fancy reindeer.
The reindeer started off as Christmas tree ornaments. I knew that these would be perfect for my little scene that I’m making. First thing that needed to be done was cutting off the ornament hanger that was on the back. This was easy enough. Using a pair of needle nose pliers I gently broke the piece off.
Breaking the piece off of the back left a scar on the reindeer. This wasn’t a pretty site so there needed to be something added to make it look better. So taking a little hot glue I applied a little on the back of the reindeer and then sprinkled fine gold glitter on the back. So that the whole reindeer would match I added glitter on the head of the reindeer too.
More needed to be added to this little reindeer to transform it into its new fancy self. Digging through my stash I found small jingle bells. These were another perfect addition. Using thin gold metallic ribbon I threaded one jingle bell on the ribbon and then around the neck of the reindeer. Tying a bow fished the look.
Something else was needed on the reindeer. There was a piece of the embossed green Rinea Foil on my desk. Using a holy leaf punch from Punch Bunch I punched a leaf. Using hot glue I placed a leaf just under the bow.
Again digging through my stash I found red rhinestones and placed one on top of the holy leaf. Now the fancy reindeer was complete. I decided to make two!
The reindeer are ready for their little home in the Christmas decorations I’ve been making.
Now that you know How I made Fancy Reindeer, will you make some too?
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