Wine Divas card and wine glass charm

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Have you checked out the Ai stamp sets in your local Michael’s store?  Today I used the Wine Divas to create a card and a few wine glass charms.

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I made my card base a little narrower than usual (3 3/4″ wide) so my blue panel could hang over the edge a bit, then punched a half circle and tied some ribbon around it.

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This diva’s dress and chair were paper pieced and she has an orange rhinestone in her hair.

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To make the wine charms, I first die cut a few ovals from Shrinky Dink Rough & Ready shrink plastic.  Then I stamped the image with Stazon Black ink and colored with regular colored pencils (Crayola work fine).   I apologize for the quality of this pic… my camera was on the wrong setting!

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The charms were heated & shrunk in my toaster oven.  Be sure to punch the hole at the top before shrinking!  For info & tips on using shrink plastic, see this post on my blog.

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I added a jump ring to my charms and strung them on a Beverage ID hoop with some beads.  Then bend the end of the wire hoop with pliers to keep the beads on and hook it through the loop on the other end.

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Thanks for popping in…have a great day!

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card: stamps- Art Impressions Wine Divas (Michael’s exclusive); paper- white, SU! Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Peach Parfait, MME Mabel; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, 3/4″ circle punch, QuiKutz Polka Dots embossing folder, ribbon, foam dots, rhinestones.

wine charms: stamps- Art Impressions Wine Divas (Michael’s exclusive); ink- Stazon Black; accessories- Oval Nestabilities, 1/4″ hole punch, Shrinky Dink Rough & Ready shrink plastic, Beverage ID Hoops, jump rings, beads, needle nosed pliers, colored pencils.

flower block basket

Hello!  Today I am sharing something other than a card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.  I like to make 3-D projects also and this time I made a little basket of treats to cheer up a friend going through treatments for cancer.  Leaving a basket of goodies hopefully let her know that I am thinking of her even after my visit.

I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Mini Flower Blocks 1 stamp set to make my flower on the front.

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a close up…

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My friend said it was her “little ray of sunshine”.  :)  I am good about making cards but not always so good at sending them.  lol.  But I would encourage you to lift someone up with a card or small gift such as this… it sure lifted my spirits too!  ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40

Have a wonderful day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Mini Flower Blocks 1; paper- black, white, SU! Daffodil Delight; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SU! basket die, ribbon, Scor-Tape, Bow-Easy, Copics, Wink of Stella clear, foam tape.

 

 

Ai Love Spinner

Good morning!  I have a fun card to share (and a quick video).  I love interactive cards so I am excited today about the Art impressions new Spinners Launch!  They are ALL so cute and immediately went onto my wish list.  Is this not the cutest couple?

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I used Love Spinner (4571) and the coordinating Love Spinner Dies (4613) on my card.  The front is CAS (clean & simple)…

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but this card is all about what’s inside…

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 The front & back images have diecuts that match up perfectly with each other to make putting them back to back a SNAP!  Just adhere them on a string and they SPIN… cool!  I made a Pop Out Window Suspension Card to hang them in.

The front & back of the paper pieced images…

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Here’s a little 5 second video to see them spin!

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I am anxious to try some of the others in this collection.  Be sure to see all the great DT samples on the Ai blog today.  And join us in the Cards With Movement Challenge.  Check it out and play along…you could win some awesome Ai stamps!

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stamps- Art Impressions Love Spinner (4571); paper- white, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Coastal Cabana, October Afternoon- The Thrift Shop, Colorbok- Beach House; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Riding Hood Red, Coastal Cabana; accessories- Art Impressions Love Spinner Dies (4613), Spellbinders Mega Curved Rectangles, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, trimmer, crochet thread, Copics, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches, Martha Stewart mini hearts punch, Sweet ‘n Sassy Heart Dies, Spellbinders Heart Nestabilities.

crazy quilt of life

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I have another card with the Ai Quilt Set (4544) from the NEW 2015 Girlfriends Stamps.  This set is perfect for ANY friend in your life…I just love the sentiment!

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What a fun and cheery image!  I just added a bit of whimsy with some rounded corners and a tiny flag hanging off the bottom.

Thanks for popping in and I hope you have a relaxing (and crafty) day!

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stamps- Art Impressions Quilt Set (4544); paper- white, black, SU! Crisp Cantaloupe, MME- Quilting Bee; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, 1″ corner rounder, rhinestones.

gift box pocket card

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I have a pocket card in the shape of a gift box.  I used part of the Art Impressions Birthday Gal Front & Back (3199) and my sentiment is from the Michael’s exclusive set called His & Hers Camper.

I made a picture tutorial to show you how to create this pocket card (below).  They are great for tucking in a gift card or cash.  😉

Here is the front of my pocket card…

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…and the inside…

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And…you can also create this without a pocket if you just want it to open like a regular card…

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It’s easy and fun so let’s get started!

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Note: I like to use the CLEAR sticky-back Velcro dots.  They are thinner and less noticeable!

That’s it!  Now just decorate your pocket card with your favorite Ai characters!

Have a great day!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Birthday Gal Front & Back (3199) and Michael’s exclusive set- His & Hers Camper (sentiment); paper- white, SU! Crisp Cantaloupe and Pool Party, SU! Sweet Sorbet designer series paper; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SU! Oval Punches, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Velcro, Scor-Tape, Copic markers, My Mind’s Eye- The Sweetest Thing Enamel Dots.

hey!

Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps is featuring the What’s Up? stamp set today and I have a CAS masculine card to share that I recently made for my nephew’s birthday.

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The background was created by sponging over a stencil.  Then I added some “splatters” with the Grunge Elements set.  After stamping a few arrows on the background, I stamped one more and diecut it with the coordinating Arrows dies.  This one was raised with foam dimensionals.

Have a great weekend!

 

 

Quilting Sisters

Art Impressions is releasing some new Girlfriends stamp sets today…yay!  The Girlfriends is one of my favorite lines they have!  Today also starts a new challenge on the Ai blog… Lovely Ladies.

I have used the new Quilt Set (4544) to make my card. I know a few quilters that this set would be perfect for!

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These girlfriends sure look like they are having fun!

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I also brought part of the image to the inside…

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What a fun set…I hope you like it as much as I do!

Don’t forget the new Lovely Ladies Challenge.  Check it out and play along…you could win some awesome Ai stamps!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Ai Quilt Set (4544); paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, Basic Gray and Calypso Coral, My Mind’s Eye- Quilting Bee; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, sewing machine, Cuttlebug 2×2 scissors die, tiny rhinestone, button, crochet thread.

heavenly bodies

Hello friends and happy Thursday!  I am so glad for nicer weather here in PA.  I hope you are enjoying the weather too!

Today I used Sitting Lovelle (2635) on my card to share on the Art Impressions Blog.  There’s so many things that Lovelle would be great to say!  I chose to use Heavenly Bodies (2369).  You can find a lot more fun sayings in the Ai Side-Splitting Text category.

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I love Lovelle’s shoulder pads and leg warmers!  They bring back some memories, don’t they?  And those big, square glasses are perfect.  ha!

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The rest of the sentiment was stamped on the inside.  I also stamped Lovelle again in a faint blue so she brings some character to the inside, yet you can still write a personal sentiment over top of her.

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Thanks for visiting today and be sure to check out the new challenge… Lovely Ladies, along with the NEW Girlfriends release!

stamps- Art Impressions Sitting Lovelle (2635)  and Heavenly Bodies (2369); paper- brown, white, SU! So Saffron, MME- Unforgettable; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, VersaMagic- Sea Breeze; accessories- Copics, tracing wheel, adhesive pearls.

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sewn with prayer

It’s Tutorial Monday on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog and today I am sharing a Faux Quilt Card.  Our favorite little mouse, Cocoa, in the Sew Happy Cocoa set was perfect to add to the card.  The sentiment is from Prayerful Thoughts.

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To make my faux quilt background, I cut several pieces of patterned paper into 1″ squares.  Then I applied adhesive (I used a tape runner but a Xyron would be great too) until I completely covered a scrap piece of white cardstock cut to the size I wanted for my background.  Mine was 4″ x 5 1/4″.

Next I adhered the patterned squares in random order, on the diagonal.  Then trim off the extra paper that hangs over the edges.  When completely covered it looks like this…

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Now select an embossing folder that might look like a stitch pattern on a quilt.  I chose to use this Lattice Circles folder.

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Emboss your patterned paper background and your Faux Quilt is done.

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Add this to your card base and finish as desired.  Here’s a close up of Cocoa Mouse.

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And the finished card…

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stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Sew Happy Cocoa and Prayerful Thoughts; paper- white, SU! Pear Pizzazz, Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- The Paper Studio Lattice Circles embossing folder, Tombow double sided tape runner, Copics, foam dots, adhesive pearls.

beach tote- AI hop with Tombow!

Hello and Welcome to the Tombow USA and Art Impressions Blog Hop!

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You probably got here from Daniella Hayes’ blog but if you stumbled across my blog go the Art Impressions’ Blog to start!

I made a Beach Tote Gift Bag for our hop today!  I used the Ai Loungers set (4473) and Beach TryFolds set (4577) to make my project. 

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Here’s a close up of the Loungers and beach signs…

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And here are the Tombow products I used to create my beachy gift tote… I LOVE Tombow so this was a fun project for sure!  I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, NEW Foam Tape, and Mono Adhesive Permanent.

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To make the base of the tote, cut and score as shown here:

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Fold the sides in and glue or tape where they overlap.  Then decorate as desired.  Add ribbon or cardstock strips for handles.  Tip: I recycled/reused cording from a shopping bag.  You can also save the cord from gift bags that have torn, etc. and need to be tossed.

After I colored my images, I used Tombow Foam Tape to pop them up.

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The Lounging ladies were fully popped, the beach signs were popped up at the top and glued down at the bottom.

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Below the signs I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to add “sand” (Summer Mudd Puddles).

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To make the bag a bit sparkly, I added Clear Wink of Stella to the sun, umbrella, beach ball, and their drinks.  😉

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Now be sure to check out the other AI and Tombow projects in the blog hop- they are fabulous!!  Plus here’s some FUN prizes…

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The Tombow USA prize includes: Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and NEW Tombow Foam Tape.

 

The Art Impressions prize includes: Elephant Set, Cat Big Mouth, The Queen Set and Joy Found Window.

 

To win, enter on the Rafflecopter above! You have until May 5th at 11:59 EST to enter. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on May 6th 2015.

 

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Here is the line up in case you get lost.

 

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Cheri Burry

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Daniella Hayes

Diane Zechman

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Karen Day

Jennifer Priest

Kerry Kung

Latrice Murphy

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Thanks for popping in!

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stamps- Art Impressions Loungers Set (4473) and Beach TryFolds Set (4577); paper- Cougar white 100#; SU! Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight, The Paper Studio- Girl Multi Stripes; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Foam Tape, and Mono Adhesive Permanent (tape runner), Scor-Pal, tracing wheel, SU! Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Copics, cording, Clear Wink Of Stella, Summer Mudd Puddles, BossKut Sun die.

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