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New Ai Hobby Lobby Halloween

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Orange & Purple” and we are featuring the new Art Impressions Halloween blocks in the Hobby Lobby stores! Today I am sharing how I made a little treat bag with the new 4783- Haunted House block.  The Ai images turn a simple bag into one that is totally unique and fun to give (or receive!).

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First, cut TWO 6×6 squares of double-sided patterned paper.  Then score each @ 1/2, 1 1/2, and 2 1/2″.  Turn it 90 degrees to the right and score again at 1 1/2″.

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Cut the small rectangle from the bottom left corner and discard.  Then cut the 2 1/2″ vertical scored line up to the 1 1/2″ horizontal line.

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Turn it 180 degrees and mark the bottom of the bag @ 1″ and 2 1/2″. Score from each mark to the corner of that rectangle.

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Flip the paper over and fold those scored lines to create the bottom flap.  (It helps to tape or glue the flaps down.)  *Now repeat those first steps on the second piece.

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Fold all scored lines and apply strong tape to the 1/2″ flaps on each piece. (place the tape on the side which will be the outside of the bag)

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Adhere each 1/2″ flap to the opposite side of the other 6×6 piece to assemble the bag.  Fold in the bottom flaps and adhere.

Note- you can cut a 2 x 3 1/2″ piece of cardstock to place inside the bottom of the bag to make it nice & sturdy.

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Next, mark both sides 1/2″ down and 1/2″ in from each top corner.  Use these marks as a guide to adhere ribbon handles with eyelets or brads.  Cut two pieces of 10″ to 12″ of ribbon for the handles.  If using eyelets, slip the ribbon through and knot each end.

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Now the bag is assembled.  Stamp, color, and cut out your favorite Ai images to add to the front!

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The finished bag is 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2″ deep.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite Ai stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Orange & Purple” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions Hobby Lobby 4783- Haunted House; paper- white, black, K & Company KP Halloween; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal, We R Memory Keepers Black Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, ribbon trim, Large & Small Oval Nestabilities, Black Stickles, Clear Wink of Stella.

chews to party

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the AICS37 Old Goat Set from the Funny Farm line.  Bonnie hit it with the cute goats and I love the sentiment…

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The top banner is popped up on the side and I diecut a cute striped frame to showcase him. I know how much goats like to jump on top of things and this guy looks like he gets into all kinds of mischief, doesn’t he? lol.

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AICS37 Old Goat Set; paper- white, black, SU! Pixie Pink and Bermuda Bay, Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Rectangle Frames and Blueprints 26, foam dot, rhinestones.

sweetness to the soul

Good morning!

Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the Sweet As Honey and Fantastic Flowers stamp sets.  Who says a card with bees has to be black & yellow? Pink bees? Yes, please!

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I love using this set for a collage.  If you look close, there are also some leaves in the background.  The flower was paper pieced and I added Stickles to the center.  The bee was popped up.  I had a few scraps of black cardstock laying close by so I added them in the corners and was happy with the simple layout for this busy panel.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Sweet As Honey and Fantastic Flowers; paper- white, black, MME Sabrina; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Regal Rose; accessories- Copics, Stickles, sponge, rhinestones, foam dimensionals.

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little man

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Showered With Love” (baby or bridal)… a perfect time to pull out a cute Ai baby image!  Here I used the Art Impressions 4321- Little Man Set.

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I used a quilt die for the background with three patterned papers…then mixed them up to create three different cards.  The MFT quilt die I used doesn’t seem to be in stock now where I purchased it but there is a similar MFT one.

The panel with the quilt was popped up with a piece of craft foam and the baby was also popped up with some foam tape.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Showered With Love” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4321- Little Man; paper- white, SU! Baja Breeze, DCWV Nana’s Nursery- Baby Boy; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Die-Namics Quilt Square Cover-Up, white sheet of craft foam, Scor-Tape, adhesive pearls, foam tape.

spring chicken x2

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with not one, but two cards using the fabulously funny AiCS40- Spring Chicken Set!  (I will still share my challenge cards every other Thursday but my regular posts have moved to Monday! Let’s start the week with some crafty fun!)

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I used similar supplies and just changed them up a bit to make two different cards.  I love the hat and punny mug on the first chicken and it’s hard to resist the bouncing chicken and punny sentiment on the second card…

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There’s a third birthday image which I haven’t used yet and a few more sentiments so be sure to check this set out!

Have a great Monday, a joyful start to your week, and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AiCS40- Spring Chicken Set; paper- white, black, SU! Bermuda Bay, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Mix and Match Banner, Stitched Rectangle Frames, Stitched Square Scallop Frames, and Stitched Scallop Edges, Cuttlebug Chicken Wire embossing folder, foam tape, enamel dots.

May Paper Pumpkin

The other day I opened my May Paper Pumpkin kit and made a few cards.  I am way, way behind on these kits but I loved that the May kit had a donut theme so I was looking forward to that one!  I made one of each of the 3 cards per the directions in the kit but I also wanted to create some of my own.  Here are the first 3 alternate designs I came up with!

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I typed my own sentiments for the cards on my computer to create some fun greetings.  For the smaller donut in the first card, I used 2″ and 3/4″ hole punches.  Then I used the center punch-outs to make a donut hole.  :)

I also used the Lawn Fawn Donut Worry stamp and die set on this one.

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For the second card I traced the outside of the donut card in the kit onto Early Espresso cardstock. The center was diecut. I love the sentiment on this one…

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And I think the last one might just be my favorite!

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Have a great day!

 

the world

Good morning!

Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the Send Me stamp set from this month’s release, along with Living Water and My Friend.

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All three sets are designed for the Creative Worship line which is geared toward bible journaling. Although I really love using them that way, I also like to pull words and images to create a card….so you can get more bang for your buck!  This one is clean & simple…a very quick card after I figured out how I wanted to make it. lol.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Send Me, Living Water and My Friend; paper- white, black, SU! Soft Sky; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Stickles.
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simply enjoy it all (and a sketch)

Hey friends, sorry for a third post today!  The auto feed on my blog isn’t working quite right (this seems to happen about once a year…arrrgh) and so here’s a test post to see if I fixed it.

Simple card….I used the Misti to line up the flowers and stamp a bunch so I could put several cards together.

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I got the Altenew Painted Flowers set here!  The sentiment is an old Michael’s dollar stamp.  And those are tiny Nuvo Drops to accent!

If you like sketches, here you go!

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Have a great day!

using text

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “I’ll TEXT You!” (use sentiments only).  Time to get creative!  lol.  Here I used the Art Impressions 4903- WC Sentiments Set to come up with a set of 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch cards.

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I started by choosing the text “You brighten my day” and stamped it repeatedly. The Misti stamping tool is a BIG help here…not only so you can align the text vertically, but so both versions below are stamped in exactly the same positions.

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I die cut a few butterflies (on the two cards below, I die cut both panels together so the butterflies were in the exact same position) and mixed the pieces between the 2 cards.  The butterflies were popped up a bit with foam dimensionals.

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On the next card I didn’t replace the butterfly cut outs and left the black layer underneath show through.

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Here is the same panel…but this time I offset a few light blue butterflies.

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Lastly, I used a different sentiment and made a completely different card with some of the same colors.  This layout was inspired by a card from Teri Anderson.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite sentiment stamps, make a card, and join us in the “I’ll TEXT You!” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4903- WC Sentiments Set; paper- white, black, SU! Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, and Flirty Flamingo; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum, and Flirty Flamingo; accessories- foam dimensionals, Misti, rhinestones, Sweet ‘n Sassy Butterfly dies, Clear Wink of Stella, Black Nuvo Drops, MFT Cross Stitched Circles.

too long

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using the AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set from the NEW Funny Farm line.  How cute is this daschund?  He’s sure to cheer anyone up!

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I kept my card CAS to showcase this cute doggy.  Love that sentiment….it’s perfect, isn’t it?  Be sure to check out all 4 sets in the Funny Farm line!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set; paper- white, black, SU! Bermuda Bay, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles, Stitched Scalloped Edges, and Mix & Match Banners, Long Rectangle Nestabilities, button, crochet thread, glue dots.