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Friday, August 31, 2012

1.2.Happy Birthday to you!

Make card base from white cardstock. 
Die cut shaped circles from red cardstock, sweet sundress paper and pink cardstock.
Top red cardstock scalloped circle with a circle cut from "Lucky Laugh" paper.  Adhere the number 1 to this shape.
Top scalloped Sweet sundress paper with a pinked circle cut out from pink cardstock.  Adhere the number 2 to this shape.
Top the remaining scalloped circle with a yellow circl - stamp "Happy Birthday" in black ink on the left hand side of this yellow circle, and punch a heart shape out of the right hand side. 
Wrap red and white twine around a small piece of cardstock. Adhere twine wrappedd cardstock under the punched out heart shape so it peeks through.
Stamp a leaf on cream cardstock with black ink.  Fussy cut around this, and tuck in underneath the lower circle.
Adhere all circle shapes to the card as shown.  Stamp "To you" in red ink on the lower right hand corner of the card front. 
Using red ink, color wood arrow shapes and adhere them as shown.  You can use a little glitter glue on these to really make them pop!
Simple, fun, and would also be a great way to use up some of the scraps we all have in our stash!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Day 4 of Dear Lizzy!

You're Sweet! Card
Make card base from brown cardstock.
Punch 5 squares from various Dear Lizzy Neapolitan papers.  Stamp "You're Sweet" onto one of the patterned paper squares using black ink. Arrange squares in a grid pattern onto the front of the card. Punch out the square in the lower right hand corner to make a window. (or carefully cut using a craft knife!)
Adhere squares using foam tape to add dimension.
Fussy cut an icecream from the "First Date" patterned paper.  Adhere inside the card so it appears throug hthe punched out window.  Apply glossy accents to the icecream.  Wrap twine several times around the card spine and tie in a bow.
Round the bottom corners of the card using a corner rounder punch.

So quick, easy and effective!
I hope you're enjoying these gorgeous cards, we've got a stack more where they've come from!
Join us tomorrow for even MORE! :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Day 3 of Dear Lizzy fun!

You're a Star!

Make card base from brown cardstock.
Cut rectangles from Dear Lizzy Neapolitan "Heartsong ", "Heartsong (rev)", and "at first sight (rev)" patterned papers. 
Stamp a woodgrain pattern onto "At First Sight (rev)"m rectangle with light brown ink.  Ink the edges of all rectangles with brown ink.  Adhere to card front.
Cut the border strip from "Lucky Laugh (rev)" paper and adhere to the horizontal join of patterned papers.
Punch three stars from assorted papers and arrange on the card as shown.  Stamp sentiment with brown ink on the lower right hand side of the card.  Tie green twine through a light green button and adhere on top of the lowest star.

Check back tomorrow for more goodness! 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dear Lizzy Day 2!

 Day two of Jo's Dear Lizzy Extravaganza! 
 Happy Birthday! Ice cream cone card

Make card frm green cardstock.  Cut a slightly smaller rectangle of Dear Lizzy Neapolitan "First Date" paper, and adhere to the card front.
Using a scallop border punch, cut a strip each of "Twinkling Lights (rev)", "Lucky Laugh (rev)", and "Sweet Sundress (rev)" patterned papers.  Wrap green ribbon around strip and tie in a bow.  Tie a bow of green and white twin over ribbon,  Adhere these strips to the card front.
Cut a white rectangle and a slightly larger green scalloped rectangle and layer.  Stamp icecream stamp onto brown, green and light green cardstock using brwn ink.
Cut cone out of brown cardstock.  Cut icecream only out of light green and darker green cardstocks.  Dot brown marker onto dark green icecream to lok like choc chips (yum!). Adhere icecream and cone on white rectangle.  Adhere Kaisercraft red pearl onto the top of the icecream to look like a cherry.
Punch a file tab shape from dark green cardstock and stamp "happy birthday" in dark brown ink. Tuck punched shape under the scalloped rectangle and adhere to the card front.

Monday, August 27, 2012

2 weeks of Dear Lizzy Deliciousness!

The very talented Jo has been busy busy busy! She has created a bumper stack of cards from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection - I'll be sharing one of her fabulous creations each day for the next 2 weeks!
Jo was also kind enough to share instructions so you can recreate this at home!
Make card base from yellow cardstock.  Round right hand corners of card.  Cut smaller yellow rectangle panel and round right hand corners.  Run through a woodgrain embossing folder and adhere to the front of the card.
Cut a spellbinders labels 1 diecut from brown cardstock and run thrugh the swiss dots embossing folder.  Distress the edges of the die cut and trim the left hand side to fit ont the card front as shown.
Cut a spellbinders scalloped circle from orange cardstock.  Cut a classic circle to fit neatly inside this from white cardstock - cut zig zag strips from various dear lizzy papers and adhere to the white circle. Carefully trim off the excess. Layer this onto the orange circle, and then onto the brown cardstock layer.
Adhere orange and white gingham ribbon to the left edge of the card.  Using various strips of dear Lizzy Neapolitan papers, layer these over the ribbon for a textural effect.
Stamp "Hello friend" in brown ink onto sweet sundress paper.  Punch out and punch again from orange cardstock. Layer sentiment over orange shape to give a shadow effect.
Tuck the punched sentiment under an orange felt flower.  Tie green and white twine through a brown button and adhere to the flower.

Check back tomorrow for more Dear Lizzy Neapolitan fun!

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Hi Everyone! It's been a bit crazy around my neck of the woods, sorry for neglecting the blog for so long, but I have returned to full time work and am now squeezing all this in in my spare time :)

We recieved this fabulous layout from the super talented Veronica - who knew you could get so much texture by thinking a little bit "outside the box"!
I love how the whole layout pulls together... makes me long for the long hot days of summer! 
This layout uses another Bo Bunny paper – this time Welcome Home Portrait. I fussy cut some swirls from the reverse side and inked the edges. To a white piece of bazzil, I’ve added modge podge and tissue paper, then torn off the excess. When this dried, I spritzed with glimmer mist, swiped a pigment ink over the raised rumpled pieces, then added a little fine glitter while the ink was wet. I used a colour close to the bricks in the photos to add some contrast to the colour of the mist and water in the photos .
I’ve taken a swirly stamp and randomly stamped with archival ink over the page. I used just the stamp – no stamping block, and this helped create the unstructured look. The raised parts of the tissue paper picked up more stamping than the lower parts. Next I added random pieces of Idea-ology tissue tape, collage style around the page to help ‘anchor’ the look of the texture.
To help suggest the home pool, I’ve added a fence cut from Bo Bunny Double Dot Chocolate Vintage. Then I’ve added a Dusty Attic wrought iron chippie and coloured this with two tones of metallic paint. I’ve also used this paint on the Thickers title.
In pulling it all together, I’ve used quite a bit of foam tape to layer, add dimension and raise above the texture of the tissue paper.