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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How to make a Bi Fold Mother’s Day Card with Pockets

Mother’s day is just around the corner. Here is a Bi Fold Mother’s Day Card with Pockets that I made for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. The blog requires that a Cricut cut should be used in the project.  The images I used today Recipe Card Divider From My Kitchen Cartridge.

Happy Monday and welcome to our 300th Challenge! 

We are having a BLOG HOP to celebrate!

Challenge #300
Make a project about Mother’s Day! One lucky commenter will be chosen (from all blog hop comments on each blog, plus this one) to win this-

a brand new Cricut Explore! Courtesy of 

of Denton, Texas

ALSO-
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To qualify for the gift certificates, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it’s not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

There is a limit of three entries per person.

Be sure to visit each Design Team member leave a comment and become a follower – those will be put into a drawing for their blog candy (if offered).

Here is our blog hop list for Mother’s Day challenge #300!

 If it isn’t a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

Be sure to visit each Design Team member leave a comment and become a follower – those will be put into a drawing for their blog candy (if offered).

Now to share my project with you.

How to make a Bi Fold Mother’s Day Card with Pockets.

Supplies used for the Bi Fold Mother’s Day Card with Pockets
2 sheets of two sided cardstock – Cut one sheet to 8.5 in. x 8.5 in. Cut second sheet 8.5 in x 5.75 in.
Pink cardstock Cut three Recipe Card Dividers to fit pockets
Calico Collage Mother’s Day Printable Tags & Mother’s Day Digital Collage Sheet
Brutus Monroe Botanical Banners
Brutus Monroe – Bunny Kisses
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
5 White paper doilies
Brutus Monroe Rouge Surface Ink
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Vintage Photo
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Ranger Blending Tool
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Prima flowers
scrap of white paper
pink ribbon bow
Circle Hole Punch
3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount
MISTI

Video made to show how to make the Bi Fold Mother’s Day Card with Pockets.

To begin cut the two-sided cardstock, Cut one sheet to 8.5 in. x 8.5 in. Then score at 1/2 inch and 4 1/2 inch on the 8.5 in. x 8.5 in. sheet. Punch half circles on the left center top and the bottom lower right. Cut second sheet 8.5 in x 5.75 in., on the second sheet of 8.5 in x 5.75 in.  score at 1/2 and 4.5 in.

How to make a Bi Fold Mother's Day Card with Pockets

Use the Brutus Monroe Botanical Banners Rose in the MISTI, ink with Brutus Monroe Rouge surface ink then stamp on the three Recipe Card Dividers. Add color to the edges with the Ranger Blending tool using the Rouge ink. Select three images from the Calico Collage images, blend the edges. Fold a white paper doily in half and plete so that it will fit on the larger recipe card divider. Adhere with Aleene’s Tacky glue. Then adhere the digital images one on each divider. Spray each tag with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink

How to make a Bi Fold Mother's Day Card with Pockets

Select one large image for the center of the back, use the Ranger Blending Tool and Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Vintage Photo to add color around the edges. Adhere this image to the center of the bi fold.

Add color to the edges of the paper doilies and place one on either side of the large photo. Blend the edges of two more images then place on top of the lace doilies.

Blend the long strip around the edges and adhere with Aleene’s Tacky Glue in the center.

Flip the card over. One this side select the large image and blend the edges, adhere in the center panel. On the left panel adhere a white paper doily after adding pink to the edges. Add two photos layered on each other over the doily.

Spray both sides of the card with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink.

Stamp Happy Mother’s Day with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven on a scrap of white paper. Trim the ends into a pennate.

Blend the edges of another doily just on half. Glue the half onto the bottom of the pocket portion of the card. Trim off the excess. Select several Prima Flowers and adhere on top of the doily leave a space for the Happy Mother’s Day banner.

Place pop dots on the back of the Happy Mother’s Day banner and adhere in the center of the flowers. Add a pink bow to the left side.

Put the tags (recipe card dividers) inside the pockets and you are done.

How to make a Bi Fold Mother's Day Card with Pockets

I hope you enjoyed seeing this project today. It’s a great way to share photos inside a card. Modify the measurements to fit your needs, and have fun.

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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.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

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.

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Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal #2

I’ve made another junk journal. Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal #2 is the newest junk journal I made. This journal features the beautiful digital images from Calico Collage and papers from my stash.

Spring Peacock Junk Journal #2

The journal measures 6 in. x 8.5 in. x 1 in.

Each signature has one page of heavy handmade watercolor paper.

There are three signatures sewn into the book with at least eight pages in each signature. This makes 48 pages in the book. Handmade pockets are added into the book to give a place for mementos. Some of the pockets are made out of an old book and an old dictionary.

In the center of each signature, little butterflies cap the ends of the waxed linen thread that bind the book together.

Several of the pages have a decorative edge. I used three different types of edge border punches to give a pretty edge on these pages.

Lots of room to journal. Many of the pages have journal lines. There are several pages that are ready to have photos or other items pasted into the journal as well.

When holding this journal under the light you will see it sparkle. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists were used on all of the pages in the journal.

There are six embellished or altered paper clips in this journal. These were embellished with paper flowers and rhinestones.

Several of the pages have a pretty flourish stamped as well as butterflies.

There are pockets on the inside front and back covers.

A pretty peacock blue ribbon ties the journal close.

Video flip through of Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal #2.

The journal is ready for you to write your thoughts and dreams. I love flipping through this journal looking at the beautiful images and feeling the texture of the pages.

To purchase the Calico Collage Spring Peacock Junk Journal #2 visit my shop. If this journal has sold, feel free to contact me about making another.

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How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

I’m in the CCB Travelling Art Journal round robin and today I’m sharing How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page. This was my entry for March for the traveling art journal. To see all of the February entries head over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog.

This journal is a group of 24 artists working in a different journal each month. When they complete their journal entry they mail it on to the next person. The process will be repeated until it has reached all of the participants, twelve in each group.

Some of the artists chose to make a custom journal for this round robin, some purchased journals. It is interesting to see the styles of each person as we get the journals in the mail.

We have our own little support group where we can talk about what we are doing in the journals and ask for help, get tips and ideas. I’ve made new friends because of this little group.

For my entry this month I was feeling the coolness at the end of winter and wanted to share that cool blue feeling but with the hope, that spring is nearly here with a butterfly.

How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Supplies used in How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Canvas Corp Brands Tissuestock 12×12 – Damask on Ivory
7gypsies Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Art Wall
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: True Turquoise, Sapphire, Denim Blue, Blue Bubbles
Tattered Angels Glam Chandelier
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint White
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Stamp in the Hand Script Stamp
Liquitex Matte Medium
Paint Brush
Fast’N Final Lightweight Spackling
Pallet Knife
Ledger Stencil – Amazon
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso
White Crochet Thread
Die cut butterfly
Brutus Monroe Stamp set: Beautiful
MISTI
Scrap of white cardstock
Brutus Monroe Ink – Cornflower
Stipple brush
Water bottle
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Heat tool
Paint Pallet
Blue Acrylic Paint
Sharpie Fine point

How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Now that you see the list of supplies used. Here is the video on How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page:

Making a journal page entry is a lot of fun. I enjoy the process of thinking about what  I want to have the page look like when I’m done. But sometimes it is just making the page that is fun. There are times that things don’t always turn out the way I think it should, but I never let that get me down. With Mixed Media there are no mistakes, just opportunities to try new things.

Never be afraid to try something new. You never know how much you just might like that new thing!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Make sure you head over to the Canvas Corp Blog and check out all of the other journal entries for the month March too.

How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

Today I’m sharing How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card. Do you find that you need to have a quick card that you can make? A beautiful card can be made in ten minutes or less.

How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

Using the From Pairs with Love and Terry’s Trains, Detail ink – Raven, some distress inks, and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, I’ll show you How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card.

It can be a challenge to create beautiful cards in a pinch. What I have found to help is having a few supplies on hand. Some people like to pre-cut papers and have these stored in special containers. I found that I have a large enough stash of paper to choose from that it is just as easy to cut as I need. In the case of this card, I was lucky that the paper was already cut to fit a standard A2 card.

How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

Supplies for a Ten Minute Pairs Card
From Pairs with Love
Terry’s Trains
Detail ink – Raven
Black Cardstock cut to fit an A2 card
Kraft cardstock about 4 inches wide by 5 inches tall
Cream cardstock about 3 inches wide by 4 inches tall
Black and brown organza ribbon
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Vintage Photo, Picked Raspberry
Ranger Blending Tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool
Vagabond Die cutting machine
Self-adhesive pearl embellishments
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount

Here is a video for How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

There is no need to stress over making a card for someone. Sure you can hurry and take only ten minutes or you can take days. The process is all about enjoying what you are doing. The person getting the card may never know how long it took to create the card unless you tell them.

My hope is that you were inspired by the project today to play. Maybe even challenge yourself to create a card in ten minutes.  Especially a ten minute Paris card.

How to make a Ten Minute Pairs Card

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