Friday, April 5, 2013

Scorpal's Bunches of Beautiful Boxes - Lexicon of Love

Want a quick and easy way to spruce up a deck of playing cards?  How about a custom box?  The original Lexicon Of Love tutorial, by Leslie Miller , but my updated version uses the latest edition of the Scor-Pal making this cute idea even easier!  The patterned paper from Webster's Pages seemed like the perfect choice, while adding just a slight bit of humor

Cardstock 5 3/4 x 7"
Patterned Paper
 (2). 2 3/8 x 3 3/8
(2) 5/8" x 3 3/8

Cut the cardstock to 5 3/4" x 7". Line the 7 inch side along the upper fence, and in the upper left corner.  Score at 3/4", 3 1/4", 4" and 6 1/2".  Turn the paper so the 5 3/4" side is aligned in the upper left corner and score at 3/4", 4 1/4" and 5".

Trim the flaps as shown.

Add the patterned papers as shown, and assemble with the Scor-Tape.

 Add some playing cards, and you are all set for some fun!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Today's Beautiful Moments

Do you ever see a piece of paper, and just want to keep holding it, because it is so beautiful? That's how I feel about the WorldWin Petallics.  They are the most elegant papers ever!  The beautiful colors are so shimmery due to the mica-infused coating.  I wanted to create a card that really played up these characteristics, so I thought dry embossing would do the trick.

On this side view, you can see the shimmer a little better.  And look how gorgeous this paper accepts stamping and heat embossing. This  is a 5x 7" card - and the really great thing, is that WorldWin has matching envelopes in 5 different sizes in the Autumn Hay ( and  12 other Petallic colors).

WorldWin Papers
Metallic Foil Gold 
Hampton Art Stamps
Words or Whatever Chipboard
May Arts Ribbon
Wow Embossing Powder
Anna Griffin Embossing Folder

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspirations

 It's another Wednesday share of Heartfelt Creations! I love how this card turned out- with so many layers and hope you do too.  If you haven't voted for your favorite Heartfelt Creations Design Team Members and your favorites from the new semi-finalists - make sure to stop by the blog and cast your votes . I would be really honored if you voted for me as one of your favs!  You get to choose 5 designers from each group (and remember there are two separate surveys) - and just for voting you are entered to win a $50 HC gift certificate.

Now on to my card for the week!

Heartfelt Creations Products
Posy Patch Paper Collection HCDP1 231
Butterfly and Bunny PreCut Set HCPC 3524
Feathered Friends PreCut Set HCPC 3523

Stickles: Grape, Patina
Want2Scrap Pearls
Copic Markers:  BV00, BV02, BV04; BG70, BG72, BG75; YG61, YG63
Clearsnap Ink: Donna Salazr Chox - Sparrow; Archival - Black
Xyron Mega Runner, Xyron Creatopia

I Pray God's Peace 6 x 6 card

Fussy cut the large corner flowers from the patterned paper.  Stamp and fussy cut the butterfly.  Color with Copics and add Stickles and pearls.  Cut the sentiment form the patterned paper.  Adhere to the base patterned layer of the card.  Use foam adhesives to glue the flower corner to the base, making sure not to cover over the sentiment.  Use more foam to adhere the stamped butterfly over the printed butterfly image. Stamp the small flower cluster, fussy cut and color, and add using the foam adhesive to the upper right corner.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Light It Up Blue Hop with May Arts Ribbon

The May Arts Team is celebrating ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) today with lots of other supporters all over the world,  with out Light It Up Blue hop.  Today is intended to shine a light on autism by raising awareness. So of course, the Ribbonistas have tons of BLUE projects to share with you! And you know, we aren't going to have a hop without the Ribbon Lady giving away some fabulous ribbon - so here it is.  Leave comments on any of the blogs along the way to be eligible to win.  (The more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning!)

Now here is my blue card, just for you!

I used some of the new Faux Canvas/Lightweight 444-58-94 This is such a bright and cheerful color, I thought it was perfect to celebrate this day.  Not only did I add the lovely bow, but this ribbon was perfect for making photo corners.

Here's the hop line-up so you don't miss a thing!
Jen Shears
Lalo Ik

Monday, April 1, 2013

Blowing Bubbles

I love going through old photos, and being reminded of wonderful memories.  My dear nephew was just learning to blow bubbles and was mesmerized by them.  Hard to believe it's been 5 years since this picture was taken!

I love making Cheery Lynn Designs flowers, and always make them quite dimensional - but somehow for this layout, I decided having the flowers flat, almost as part of the patterned paper was the look that I wanted.  So give yourself permission  to use your dies any and every way.  They are so versatile!

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies
Kaisercraft Patterned Paper - 75 Cents Collection
Want2Scrap Pearl
Xyron Mega Runner, Glue Stick

We hope you will play along with our new challenge - Back to Nature for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to CLD!