Happy Monday, everyone! I needed a Papertrey fix and I had a request for birthday cards…you don’t have to ask me twice! The first card was actually for Make it Mondays, a Papertrey Challenge. I didn’t quite make it in time (oops) but still had fun putting it together. The butterfly die was cut with ScorTape, which made the glitter stay where it’s supposed to. I love glitter but get a little tired of seeing it all over my face for the rest of the day…I know you all know what I’m talking about too! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your company!
This mini file folder was part of a Make & Take offered by Jan of Sam & Hailey Designs over at the Paperthreads forum (you’ll need to be logged in). Isn’t it a wonderful file? If you’re like me, then you love anything to do with paper albums and/or folders. I used black card stock and Rockabilly dp (retired SU) for the folder. The butterflies are Chasing Butterflies and Just a Moth, by Just Laury. All files are available for your digital cutter (KNK, Gazelle, Cricut, Wishblade, Silhouette, etc) and can be used for just about anything. The white rose was made with McGill paper punches and I used Cryogen Iridescent White for the butterflies and rose.
The butterfly and rose have velcro attached to the back. To get the folder flat when it’s closed, you simply take the butterfly off and attach it to the belly band. Thanks for stopping by!
Aren’t friends the best? This sentiment has become one of my favorites, “A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.” These two buds go perfectly with the sentiment, don’t you think? Puppy Love is from TSG. Thanks for stopping by!
Here are two more cards from Buckets of Love and Cattitude (both from TSG). The flowers are making me hopeful that spring is right around the corner! We had a good foot of snow over the weekend so maybe I shouldn’t be getting my hopes up too much, but a girl can dream, right? Thanks for stopping by!
Isn’t this little guy cute? I did a little masking and used Buckets of Love and Puppy Love, both from There She Goes. Buckets of Love can be used with a lot of their sets as the buckets are so versatile. Pup was colored with Copics and the paper is K&Co layered with vellum to soften the look. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate every visit!
CAD is over now, but here are two more samples I made using Shelly’s flower for Customer Appreciation Days (CAD) at Paperthreads. For the first flower I used a stitching template (Quickutz), which is the metal circle you see, and stitched the flower and border with embroidery thread. I kept the flower as the focal point and added silk ribbon as my finishing piece.
For this card I made a fabric flower and used fabric bond (for iron ons). I left the paper backing on and cut it with the Gazelle (I used the regular blade). It cut beautifully. I cut two more flowers, one being slightly larger, and crumpled the smaller one. I put the smaller, crumpled flower under the fabric flower so it wouldn’t lay completely flat. I love dimension in my projects and this was a good solution. I used Nesties to cut the mat in the same fabric and added a few layers and feathers to complete the card. Thanks for stopping by!
This weekend is CAD at Paperthreads and yesterday one of the challenges was to use vintage trim. I didn’t have any on hand so I airbrushed some lace with Copic E31 to give it an aged look. The heart is from Laury’s Lots of Hugs. Laury’s files are available in AI, GSD, KNK, WPC, and SVG…compatible with all types of cutters. The butterfly dies are from PTI and SU, and the buttons are PTI. Thanks for looking!
Paperthreads is having their Customer Appreciation Days (CAD) going on this weekend. This flower is a freebie from Shelly’s Art and is so versatile! HERE is a link to her post where you can download the flower file in AI, KNK, GSD, SVG and WPC formats…a little something for everyone. I used the Gazelle to cut mine and they cut beautifully. I added two layers of seed beads and glitter (both by Martha Stewart) to create my flower. The picture below is what I started with…lots of fun ways to create with this flower! Thanks for stopping by!
I love this little set, Fish Friends (Whipper Snapper). I colored the image with Copics and added some Spica sparkle to the flower and ladybug. I love the look of vellum and used it to “layer” the sentiment over the image. The card is @ 4.25″ and is perfect for a short, but sweet note.
For these cards I used Recipe Die Set by Quickutz. I love these dies and use them a lot. Unfortunately, they are retired and a little harder to find. The sentiments are from Sweet Expressions and Beach Bum (Whipper Snapper). Aren’t they a perfect match?