How to make a Shabby Chic Kitten Greeting Card

Kittens are so cute, so I decided to put one on a greeting card. Here is a project on how to make Shabby Chic Kitten Greeting Card. Using the Calico Collage Painted Kittens Digital Download, Scraps of paper, Spellbinders Die, Tim Holtz ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Prima Flowers, and more.

Shabby Chic Kitten Greeting Card

These kitten images from Calico Collage are super cute! I just had to have these so that I could make a few projects with these images.

If you are like me when making paper crafts you want to use up all those pieces from previous projects. This is one of those projects to use up bits and pieces.

When I clean up my desk I sort the scraps by color family and place these into 12 inch x 12 inch scrapbook pockets. Then when I want to make a project that only needs a scrap I pull out these pockets. That is what I did for this project.

The background paper was left on my desk from the Bi Fold Mother’s Day card I made a few days back. I thought that the colors were perfect to go behind one of the kittens. Also from my stash was the pink cardstock, the ivory cardstock and the white cardstock.

Watch this video to see How to make a Shabby Chic Kitten Greeting Card.

Supplies for How to make a Shabby Chic Kitten Greeting Card

Calico Collage Painted Kittens
Scraps of paper, Pink, Ivory, and white
White paper doily
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Pink Poodle, Party Pink, Dazzling Diamonds
Tim Hotlz Distressed Ink, Picked Raspberry
Spellbinders Die Ironwork Accents
Prima Flowers
Tulip Glitter paint
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Stampendous Life Words Stamp Set
MISTI
Flat Back Rhinestones – Paper Studio
3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount

Shabby Chic Kitten Greeting Card

 

There are nine images on the digital sheet. I plan to dig through my paper scraps and use the rest of the images in cards too. How would you use these images? Feel free to stop by my Facebook page and leave a photo of one of your projects. I would love to see what you are creating.

Shabby Chic Kitten Greeting Card

Hopefully, this project will spark an idea or two for you and you will get to creating today.

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How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card

Check this card out. How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card using Brutus Monroe Stamps and inks with a little Tattered Angles Glimmer Mists. Perfect for that Unique person in your life.

How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card

If you have been following me for any length of time you know that I have a hard time leaving white space on a card. Today’s project is no different.

Using a mask for the Hipster Bunny I created the background that fills that white space all around her. It truly feels like she is standing in the rain, but she really doesn’t care.

Supplies used for How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card‎
Be Unique Stamp set
Surface Inks: Sea, Locomotive
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: True Turquoise
Ranger Blending Tool
MISTI
Stamp Storage Sleeve
Detail Ink – Raven
Scrap of text weight paper
Zig Two Way Glue
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
1 3/8 inch round hole punch
1 1/2 inch round hole punch
Teal scrap of cardstock
Pop Dots

Here is a video for How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card

Stamping, spraying, and coloring is so much fun. sometimes I forget how much fun it is until I sit down to make a card like this one.

The layers of color on this card gives it depth. To me, it looks like a spent a very long time creating this card but really it wasn’t long. Do you ever look at a project you made days later and think, hey who made that? Then realize that YOU made it, that you were the creator of something wonderful?

Do you ever look at a project you made days later and think, hey who made that? Then realize that YOU made it, that you were the creator of something wonderful? Sometimes when I look through old photos or visit a website where I submitted my work I’ll stop and say hey I like that one. And then after a moment, I’ll realize that it was my own work! lol

Creating a greeting card to give to someone is so much more than giving them a lift for the day. It can also brighten your spirits while you create and then when giving the card or art to another person.

How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card

Go forth, create and share with the world, it does make a difference. And no I’m not weird, I am a Limited Edition. 😉

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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
Gesso
Pallet Knife
Paper Cutter
MISTI
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

I hope that you enjoyed seeing this project today.

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How to make a Handmade Tiny Peter Rabbit – Friendship Book

Tiny books are so much fun. Here is a fun project: How to make a Handmade Tiny Peter Rabbit – Friendship Book. Using Calico Collage Digital images, Peter Rabbit, Stamps, Prima Flowers, Scraps of paper, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Tim Holtz Distressed Ink.

Tiny Peter Rabbit - Friendship Book

Lately, I’ve been having a lot of fun making junk journals. For this project, I thought it would be a super cute tiny book using the Calico Collage Peter Rabbit images.

Supply list for How to make a Handmade Tiny Peter Rabbit – Friendship Book
Calico Collage Digital Images – Peter Rabbit
12 in. x 12 in. Cardstock – Floral pattern used
Prima Flowers
Stampendous Life Words Stamp Set
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Scraps of paper, Pages from an old book, bonus if you have an old Peter Rabbit book
Paper Lace doily
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Vintage Pink
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink, Vintage Photo, Picked Raspberry
Punch Bunch Medium Punch – Ash Leaf
Pink Ribbon
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool
Spellbinders S4-116 Nestabilities Small Standard Circles Die Template
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Paper cutter
Bone Folder
MISTI

This tiny book measures 3 in. x 3 in. when completed. There are several tutorials out there on how to make this tiny book. The video shows my version of How to make a Handmade Tiny Peter Rabbit – Friendship Book.

Wouldn’t this be a super cute gift to give to your best friend? Or modify the book sayings and give to a child. There are so many options on how to decorate this tiny book.

One of the things I like about this tiny book is that it can be displayed standing on a table, for everyone to see and enjoy.

How to make a Handmade Tiny Peter Rabbit - Friendship Book

Creating something handmade is such a perfect gift for those that you love. They will treasure a gift like this for a long time.

Hopefully, this project will spark an idea or two for you and you will get to creating today.

How to make a Handmade Tiny Peter Rabbit - Friendship Book

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Travelin Through Handmade Junk Journal

I’m on a roll with these junk Journals. Today I’m sharing the Travelin Through Handmade Junk Journal. This journal is made using the Calico Collage digital kit Travelin Through. I just love the images in this kit!

Travelin Through Handmade Junk Journal

Here is a video flip through of this Travelin Through Handmade Junk Journal.

The pages are Linnen paper printed with journal lines and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I love how the Glimmer Mists gives a sparkle to each page. This journal measures 5.75 inches by 7.75 inches and is 1.5 inches thick. There are three signatures that have 5 pages for a total of 60 pages. Lots of pockets, every page that has an image has two pockets. Six embellished paper clips are also included in this journal.

This journal measures 5.75 inches by 7.75 inches and is 1.5 inches thick. There are three signatures that have 5 pages for a total of 60 pages. Lots of pockets, every page that has an image has two pockets. Six embellished paper clips are also included in this journal.

Travelin Through Handmade Junk Journal

Inside Front Cover

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Lots of pockets throughout this journal, every page that has an image has two pockets. When the item tucked into the lower pocket is removed the page looks seamless. Add the journal spot back and you can see the seam. Where small mementos can be tucked away or add more journal spots. Six embellished paper clips are also included in this journal.

There are Six embellished paper clips that are also included in this journal.

Pretty flag tuck spots can be seen throughout the journal. You can add an item or leave for a decoration of that page.

Stamping on several of the pages to add inspiration. There is a lot of room to journal in this Travelin Through Handmade Junk Journal. I wanted there to be room for anyone that truly wanted to document a travel experience to have room to write it all down.

A velcro band wraps around the book to keep it close but can be removed and left off if wanted.

Travelin Through Handmade Junk Journal

Journal making is a lot of fun. I’m really enjoying these digital kits from Calico Collage. The images that she uses in the kits are beautiful. Make sure to check out her shop to see all of the beautiful kits she offers.

Interested in purchasing this finished journal or other journals that I’ve made? Check out my store.

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How to Make a Sugar Skull Planner Clip

Are you a planner? Then you will love this super cute planner clip. How to Make a Sugar Skull Planner Clip featuring  Fleurette Bloom stamp set and Chameleon Pens.

How to Make a Sugar Skull Planner Clip

Supplies used for How to Make a Sugar Skull Planner Clip:
Sugar Skulls Stamp set
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Chameleon Pens
MISTI
Tulip Glitter paint
Stampin Up scallop circle punch
McGill Label Punch
Purple ribbon
Paper Studio Rhinestones
Jumbo Paperclips
E6000 Glue
Prima Flowers

Her is a Video for How to Make a Sugar Skull Planner Clip:

I joined a planner clip swap and wanted to make a variety of different clips. Since I got the Sugar Skull set from Fleurette Bloom Designs I thought it would be a perfect planner clip embellishment.

When the girl I swapped with posted a photo of the clips lots of people commented on the Sugar Skull and how much they liked how it turned out.

It’s amazing what a few supplies put together can create. I had fun making this planner clip or altered paper clip. It was a great way for me to use up some of those paper flowers in my stash too! With the Sugar Skull stamp, there are so many coloring options.

Making Planner Clips is a great gift item too. Add one or more to a greeting card. Can even make it the focal point on a greeting card that the giftee can then use to brighten their journal or anything where the clip can be attached.

Are you looking for party favors or small gifts? These would be a great small item to give out to a lot of people. This could also be a great party project. Stamp out the Sugar Skulls and lay out markers etc to color. Then have small bowls or bins of flowers and ribbons to embellish. Now wouldn’t’ that be a fun party?

How to Make a Sugar Skull Planner Clip

Have fun making planner clips, even if you decide to keep them for yourself. 🙂

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Mini Natures Glory Junk Journal

So I’m in love with this Natures Glory journal Kit by Calico College. So today, I’m sharing a Mini Natures Glory Junk Journal that I made. It’s a great little journal that will fit in a bag easily.

Colorful images, journal spots, and pockets, plenty of room to journal, add photos or other small mementos. When I pick up this journal and hold it in my hand, it makes me smile.

Video flip through for Mini Natures Glory Junk Journal.

For this journal, I asked my very sweet husband if he could print the pages at 5 x 7 in. He brought home a set of papers that were printed at 5 x 7 in. but I was hoping that he could get two images per a sheet of paper and explained better what I really wanted.

The next set of papers were just what I wanted. With these papers, I then proceeded to print journal lines on the back sides so there would be lots of room to journal.

I also printed journal lines on some linen text weight paper that I have in my stash. This paper is a pale green. But once I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists the green faded into pretty pinks, teals and purples.

This journal measures 3.75 inches by 5 inches tall and 1 inch thick. It has three signatures of 7 pages each, providing 84 pages in this tiny journal.

Since I had two sets of papers and one was actually smaller than the other I used one for the pages in the journal. The other set became journal spots or papers that could be taken out of the journal.

Washi tape and stamping was also used on many of the pages. I think I just love the idea that when you pick up this journal there really aren’t any blank white pages for you to be intimidated by instead, you will be inspired to write or doodle on the colorful pages.

A length of purple lace seam binding ties the journal close.

Journal making is a lot of fun. I’m really enjoying these digital kits from Calico Collage. The images that she uses in the kits are beautiful. Make sure to check out her shop to see all of the beautiful kits she offers.

Interested in purchasing this finished journal or other journals that I’ve made? Check out my store.

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Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes

Another ten minute card: Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes. For those days when you need a card fast here is another quick one to make. The Brutus Monroe Be Brave and Botanical Banners are a perfect pairing.

Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes

Supplies used for Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes:
Be Brave
Botanical Banners
Gilded Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink
Heat tool
Surface Inks: Rouge and Cabbage
Tsukineko 6-Pack Fantastix, Brush/Bullet Tip Combo for All Purpose Ink – on Amazon
Ranger Blending Tool
Rose flecked cardstock
A2 Greeting Card
MISTI
3  x 4 Acrylic Block
Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Video of how to create Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes:

Having a package of Rose flecked cardstock on hand helped in the decision on what color to use for this card. My goal this year is to keep using the stash I have. I feel like I have enough paper that I could use a page every day and still not have it all used in 100 years. Of course, I’m probably exaggerating a little. lol.

One of my online friends said she has a hard time cutting paper to the sizes she needs for her cards because of a stroke. So she takes the paper to a print shop with a list of paper sizes she uses. For a small fee they will cut the paper to her needs and then she doesn’t have to think about the measurements, she can just grab paper and go. This is a good idea if you are a card maker and want to have things precut.

Personally, I keep my paper in full sheets unless it has been cut for a project. Then when I need paper I know to look in one of two places. The full sheet bin or the scrap bins. Slowly I’m making a dent in this paper stash, one day I’ll have it down to a more manageable amount, right? lol

Making this card is very simple. Select a card topper to stamp the Roses from the Botanical Banners. Using the MISTI stamp the roses with Embossing Ink in the lower left corner. Emboss with Gilded Embossing Powder.

Next stamp life is art from the Be Brave stamp set with Embossing Ink and emboss with Gilded.

Use the Fantastix tool to color the leaves with Cabbage.

Color the roses using the Ranger Blending tool and Rouge.

Adhere the card topper with Aleene’s Tacky glue. Boom you are done.

What I like about this card is that you can change the colors and it will have a different look. Have more time? Then you can add some bling; rhinestones, pearls or sequins to the card. Tie a ribbon around the top before you glue the topper down and you have a whole new look. It’s a starting point or it’s a finished card. So many options, because you are the creator.

My hope is that you are inspired by this project today. That when you need a card fast you are able to put it together with little effort, but it looks like you worked so very hard on it, and your friends will be impressed.

Life is Art Card, in under ten minutes

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Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal

I’ve made another Junk Journal. This Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal features the digital journal kit from Calico Collage: Natures Glory. It is a beautiful digital kit with lots of flowers, butterflies, and moths.

This Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal measures 5.5 in. x 7.25 in. with a 1.25 in. spine. There are three signatures with 7 to 8 pages in each.  This will make about 84 pages in the journal.

Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal

For this kit I decided to print the pages and then on the backside print lines for journaling. This way I could trim the pages down to the image area and then fold, boom instant page.

So that I would have enough pages in the journal I used several scrapbook papers. These were twelve by twelve inch papers that I trimmed down to eight and a half by eleven inch. Then I printed journal lines on the backside of these pages.

Once I had all the papers on my work table I then started using a border punch on the edges of some of the papers. I love the beautiful look this gives the pages.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are a beautiful way to add color to white pages. I’m not one that really likes the tea dye color for a whole page and for a whole journal. But using the Glimmer Mists gives beautiful color hues that blend well with this journal kit. And the added shimmer on the pages just makes you want to pet the paper.

Digging through my stamp stash I found some butterfly, flowers and a swirl stamp to use on some of the pages. Tim Holtz Distressed Inks were used as those had a light hue so that journaling could still be done over the stamping.

There are several pockets that I made throughout this journal. Some were from a random book in my stash. Others were from a dictionary that I picked up at a thrift store. If you ever feel like you can’t destroy a book check out the thrift store for books. Usually, these are very old and no one is going to collect these. Thus great books to pull apart for junk journals.

Recently I picked up a butterfly die and it is a great solid die. These were cut out of a gold yellow paper and placed in several of the pockets.

Here is a video flip through of this Handmade Natures Glory Junk Journal.

Journal making is a lot of fun. I’m really enjoying these digital kits from Calico Collage. The images that she uses in the kits are beautiful. Make sure to check out her shop to see all of the beautiful kits she offers.

Interested in purchasing this finished journal or other journals that I’ve made? Check out my store.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Super Easy Watercolor Card Using Stamps

Want to know how to make a Super Easy Watercolor Card Using Stamps? Then you came to the blog on a perfect day. In my last inspiration box from Brutus Monroe, I got a wonderful Watercolor Background Stamp. Today, I’ll share how I made this card.

Super Easy Watercolor Card Using Stamps

What is super cool about the Watercolor Background stamp is that you will get the same impression over and over. You can choose to use the same colors or not. Want to duplicate the look? Easy just use the same colors and a stamp positioner like the MISTI and you will get a beautiful card every time.

Since I have a lot of purple cardstock in my stash I chose to use  Sea and Aubergine Surface inks from Brutus Monroe to make the background. I also used a little distress ink.

The Be Brave stamp set is a wonderful sentiment set, I use the Hello Sunshine stamp from the set. Detail Ink – Raven is the perfect black ink on projects and using the MISTI when stamping on textured paper makes sure I get a perfect impression.

Here is a video of how to make this Super Easy Watercolor Card Using Stamps

The best part about this card? It took under ten minutes to make. Want to make a bunch? Just get your paper ready and you can whip up a dozen of these cards in a flash.

What would be the colors you would use to make a card like this one? I plan to pull out more of my paper scraps and see what other color combos inspire me. This will be a great way to use up all those papers for sure.

Are you inspired? Hopefully seeing this card gives you an idea of cards you can make.

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