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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Impossible Cards

My friend, Joan, is retiring at the end of the month and I wanted to make her a card that was a little different.  The  Impossible Card just fit!   This is the first time I have made this type of card.  I did use some stickers that I had from this paper line.  I thought they were really pretty. 

It is made with a single sheet of paper!  This one is 6 x 6 but you can make any size you like. 
I used Penny Black's stamp of the possum under a flower.  I love any and all Penny Black stamps!

You will find Maymay's  tutorial here-

I think she explains thing so well.  Here is another Impossible Card.  For this one, I used some stickers I bought in Florida. 

Now, I use a base for my Impossible card but you don't have to add it.  I have seen a lot that don't. But I think it adds some stability to the card and another pop of color.  

I think I will probably sell this one at the Craft Fair my Sisters and I are doing on June 9th. 
I have been working up a storm getting projects ready to sell.  I will share them once I have more done.  

You can see the Giraffe better in this photo.  

I had to give this card a try- you can find lots of them on Pinterest.  You can even make double and triple Impossible Cards.  I may have to try one of those too!  Hope you have a fun day!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Grand Dome 3D card

I recently purchased Spellbinder's 3D Grand Dome die!  I wanted to try something different and ended up making this Birthday card.  I cut several (6) of the main die out and folded them in half and then glued them to each other.   I also used the Happy Birthday die that comes separately. 

I did add my own sentiment to the back of the card.   The bead at the top is secured by a 
thin wire that runs down the middle of the card and holds the sentiments in place.  The picture below shows the die that I used to make the card. 

It still folds flat for mailing but you wouldn't want to add the bead unless you want to pay more for mailing.  I may add some more embellishments to the card since there is plenty of room!

I am working on lots of projects for an upcoming Spring Craft sale in June.   I love that I am going to be using dies and stamps that I haven't used in awhile.   I think I am going to be busy right up until the fair.  Should be fun!!


I took my own advice and added some flowers to this card.  You can see flowers at any angle.  I used Lawn Fawn's Fab Flowers.  I love the butterflies in this set!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Home Again!

We have been home for about a week and I am still getting used to this cold weather!  After being in Florida for 3 months- I really took that warm weather for granted.  We did  miss most of the cold while we were gone but it snowed this week!  Plus the temps are only in the 40's!!  Brrr!!

Oh, well, I know Spring is coming and I do see some plants peeking through the snow.  I worked on these frames while I was in Florida but I wanted to show you the sentiments I have added since I got home.  I used Karen Burniston's Woodland Animals on the frame above.  They are sooo cute!

My sisters and I are going to be doing a craft fair in June.  We are working to get some inventory to have for the sale.  I used Heartfelt Creation's Arianna Bloom die for the flower below.  

I am hoping that people will be looking for Graduation cards in June.  We have done Christmas Craft Fairs but I have never done one in the Spring.  I think we will have Wedding cards along with some Albums and cute Boxes for gifts.  

I am glad to be home!  I think it is true, " There's no place like home"!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

End of Winter

Well, we are nearing the end of our time here in Florida!  I am sad to be leaving the beautiful weather we have had here but happy to be heading home to Maine.  I wanted to show you a few projects I have been working on the last couple of weeks.  That's in between going to the beach, playing golf and going to a few fun festivals!   The picture above and below is a Card in a Box.  I used the flower and bee dies from Karen Burniston's Flower Pot Pop Up dies.  I love that little bee!!  The paper is from Graphic 45's Sun Kissed collection.  I only bought a few of the papers but I will need to get more.  

None of these cards have any sentiments on them since I don't have a printer here and most of my sentiment stamps are at home.  But I can add them once I get back.  

This card is going to be a Thank you card!  I used Spellbinders Damask Graceful border dies from Becca Feeken's collection.  Love her stuff!!  The flowers are from Stampin Up but the bee is from Karen Burniston again. 

I love Becca's new 3D Grand Arched dies! I am playing around with these dies and having some fun!I have even seen some cute mini albums made with these dies.  Below, I made a little Christmas scene for the inside of this card.  It will still fold to close.  

And lastly, I made this Christmas shaker card.  The die is from Spellbinder's Snowflake Snippets collection.   I followed Yana's video directions and she made it so easy to make!  You can see her directions at the link below-

I will add my sentiment when I get home... plenty of time before Christmas!

As I said, I am sad to be leaving but happy to be going home!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Frames/Shadow Boxes

Hi all- Just a quick post to show you what I have been working on here in Florida.  I love making these frames or Shadow boxes depending on how you want to use them. The above picture shows the flowers from Karen Burniston's Flower Pot Pop Up dies.    I started out using the tutorial on the link below.  But I didn't always have success when making my frames.  The instructions are great so I don't know where I would go wrong.   Check it out-

The frame above is an example of a boo boo.  The upper right hand corner didn't come together as tightly as I like.  But I loved the paper so I did end up decorating it anyway.  I used Heartfelt Creations lovely fuschia die to add the flowers.  

I also used Heartfelt Creations flower die to add the flowers to the above frame.  The picture below shows a die from Spellbinders.  Love the little bunny playing peek a boo!

 I haven't decorated this frame as yet.  I added a little lace from a Stampin Up die.  I am still trying to decide what to use on this frame.

I decided to give in and buy Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Frame XL.  You can see it in the picture below.  I have great results in making frames with this die.  The first picture at the top of this post is made with this die.  You can make all sizes too!    Elizabeth Crafts also sells a die that has a thinner front and will fit inside of the Happy XL.  I may get that too!    You can add pictures to these frames or a quote that might be special to you.  Since I don't have a printer here ... I will add something to these frames when I get home.   You could use them as Shadow Boxes too.   I hope everyone has a fabulous day!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Pop Up Flower Card

I have just purchased Karen Burniston's Flower Pot Pop Up dies!  I already owned her Twisted Panel Pop Up dies so I decided to give a card from her blog a try!  It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be!  Of course, her great instructions helped a lot!

I love how the flowers really Pop up when you open the card.  I am in Florida and didn't bring all my Tim Holtz ink pads but I was able to recreate the look of a flower pot with my Vintage Photo and Wild Honey.  I added some of the Rusty Hinge ink and some green ink as well.   You can see a picture of the dies I used below.  

Here's a link to Karen's instructions!  She made it so easy to make this card!

I can't finish the card until I am home again since we don't have a printer here.  Just as well since I don't know what I want to use for a sentiment.  But now I have a card ready for when I need a great birthday card!  I think I will add something to the front as well.

I was going to add a few pictures of Florida but my computer is acting mean today.  I may add some later.  Have a great day!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Valentine's Day 2018

I wanted to share the cards I made this year for our Grandsons!  We are still in Florida and I don't have all of my craft room here- I really miss my craft room!  But I brought enough so I could make a few cards.  I did buy this adorable Disney Mickey and Minnie die from Hobby Lobby.  They are so cute!    

I used the tutorial from MayMay to make this Open Box Card-  I love this type of card-  check it out here-

The card below is from Stampin Up's Balloon Adventures.  I substituted hearts for balloons. 
I did use some stickers on this card since I don't have all my stamps and no printer.  Stickers work well!

I have to leave you with some pictures of some of the fun we have been having!  Today the weather is going to be in the 80's.   Love it!

Of course, Disney World!

Punta Gorda

Feeding the Flamingos at Jungle Garden at Sarasota

The beach at Siesta Keys