How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s

ATC’s are super fun to make, especially for a swap. Today I’ll share How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s using Calico Collage Digital Images, Brutus Monroe Stamp and Ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Canvas Corp Brands Fluted Cardboard, Prima Flowers, Rinea Foil and more to create fun and funky Sugar Skull ATC’s.

How to make Sugar Skull ATC's

Supplies for How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s
Calico Collage Digital Images Day of the Dead Collage Sheet
Rinea Foil – Pink
Canvas Corp Brands Flute Kraft Cardboard
Brutus Monroe Stamp Set Rockstar Pets – Be Unique
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Surface Ink Aubergine
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Party PinkTrue Turquoise, Cranberry Zing, Turquoise Blue, Pop Rocks
Purple hemp cord
Prima Flowers
McGill Label Punch
Pallet Knife
Paper Cutter
Heart Paper Punch
White Cardstock
Aleenes Tacky Glue
Paper Studio Rhinestones
Fiskars 5 Inch RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears

This is a fun messy project and it yielded 24 ATC’s. Twenty of these ATC’s were sent out in a swap. I’m awaiting the arrival of the swap any day. It is exciting to wait and see what the others made and to find out what they thought of the ATC;s I made.

Watch this video that shows How to make Sugar Skull ATC’s.

Do you like to swap with others? I find that it is a lot of fun to share my creativity with others and then to see what creative items they come up with in return. There are so many creative people out there in this world.

How to make Sugar Skull ATC's

This ATC swap was hosted by a new friend that I met in January at Creativation. She is a joy to hang out with and I’m in love with all of her projects. She reached out to twenty people and they all said yes they would like to join her swap. What fun!

How to make Sugar Skull ATC's

My cards were completed early because I read the deadline wrong. lol I thought that these hand to be in the mail by April first. I’ve been waiting to share this project for a month! LOL

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How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card

Mother’s day is almost here, Sunday, May 14, 2017. On today’s blog, I’m sharing How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card. Using the Mother’s Day images from Calico Collage, Brutus Monroe Stamps, ink and more.

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Greeting Card

The Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images are super sweet. I chose one of the images to be the focal point of a 5 in. x 7 in. greeting card. Pairing this with new stamps from Brutus Monroe just seemed to be the perfect fit.

Supplies for How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card
Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images
Brutus Monroe Botanical Banners
Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder
Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink
Tim Holtz Distress inks: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar
Ranger Blending Tool
Anna Griffin Flower Bramble Die
Prima French Riviera Flowers
White paper doily
White plastic strand of pearls
Rinea Foil in Gold glossy
Leaves Die – eBay came from China
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Scraps of pink and white papers from stash

Here is a video for How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card

Digging around in my paper stash I found a couple pieces of pink paper that I thought went well with the image.

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Greeting Card

Recently I purchased the Anna Griffin Flower Bramble Die and I just love how beautiful it looks. Die cutting it out of plain white paper makes a beautiful touch to this card.

Adding Distress Inks to the edges of papers just helps to finish the look. It may not be necessary on every project but for this project, I think it helps to bring each layer together.

If you like that vintage feel on photos try adding a touch of gold embossing around the edges. Think messy, not uniform when you apply the embossing powder. This look reminds me of an old mirror that has aged and part of the silver is faded.

Although the stamped roses are hard to see in the photo it does make a nice gold touch to the image. If I had left off the embellishments the card could have been finished with just the gold embossed roses.

Those paper doilies that you find in the cake decorating isle are perfect for card making. These don’t cost a whole lot of money but sure look elegant.

Using the Gold Glossy Rinea paper foil with the leaves die adds a touch of softness and elegance to this Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting card. I love seeing the shimmer on the card.

On top of the paper lace doily, is a few loops of pearls to help with that shabby chic look and add a little bit of romance.

To top off the embellishments is a beautiful Prima French Riviera Flower.

Once all of the items were added to the card I then used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink to spray and add droplets to the card.

My hope is that you were inspired by today’s post, How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card. Do you enjoy the Shabby Chic look? What is your favorite look for a greeting card? Share your thoughts with me in the comments, or on my Facebook page.

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Greeting Card

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Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

DigiThis is a Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box I created using the Calico Collage Digital images. Love using the Valentines Love, digital files and having this heart shaped candy box was a great way to show off some love.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

Since joining the Calico Collage team I’ve had so much fun! When she posted the Valentines Love papers I had an idea that I wanted to try. Searching through my stash. If you haven’t seen my studio post go check it out. I found my stash of boxes that my brother gave to me years ago. He used to work for Godiva.

Working in my Silhouette Design software I Traced the heart shape from the box and then began cutting hearts to make the pages. Thankful that the Silhouette software is so easy to use.

Once all of the papers were cut it was time to start putting the accordion book together. Using washi tape I adhered each heart to make an accordion book.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

When all of the pages were created I then began decorating with the beautiful Calico Collage papers. I also used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Brutus Monroe and Tim Holtz inks. A few pages of Canvas Corp Brands papers and some miscellaneous papers were used.

Again the Silhouette Cameo 3 was used to cut mats and tags for the journal.

A Martha Stewart lacy edge punch was used to give a beautiful detail to several of the pages. When the punched edge shows then that was a place for a pocket.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

It was fun making this journal. Being able to use up a lot of the supplies I had in my stash was a big plus.

Quick process video. Most of it is speed up so that you don’t have to spend two hours watching.

Here is a list of some of the items used:
Prima Paper Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Brutus Monroe Ink
Martha Stewart Lace Punch
Pages from an old book
Washi Tape
Scraps of paper
Corner Rounder
Silhouette Cameo 3
Paper Cutter
Aleens White Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Stretchy ribbon
Empty Godiva Suede box

I’m sure I forgot to list something. But I think it gives you an idea of what was used to make this Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box.

Flip through of the journal:

This Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box can be purchased in my shop for $69.00.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box