‘You’ve Got this in the Bag’ Spellbinders Gift Purse and Verve Card

Surprise! Betcha thought I wouldn’t be back today. Me neither, but my morning plans fell through and, after so much caffeine from the green tea yesterday I was up late last night fiddling around with another project, so here I am posting it.

Let’s talk about that cute Spellbinders purse first. That little purse, like any truly good women’s purse, holds a lot more than you’d think! Yes, the three Starbucks Via and two Ghirardelli chocolates all fit inside and let it latch closed just fine!

Speaking of the latch, I thought I’d gussy mine up and put a mini teacup charm on top of it. Fortunately, I just happened to have put it high enough for the latch to still work. (Note to self: remember to leave room for the latch to bend and fit in place if putting a decorative piece on top next time!)

I just love these beautiful papers from K & Company! I cut out some of the butterflies, wrapped their wings around a small paint brush handle for dimension and added some shimmer to them.

For the card, I used the sweet free digis from Verve Stamps – Thank you, Julee! (Click the pic or HERE to get them.) For those of you dinosaurs like me, digis are digital images you can print from your computer – like what we used to call ‘clip-art’ in the previous century!

  

I followed Verve’s Mojo Monday challenge sketch, too.

The double meaning of the sentiment with this gift set makes me giggle! I love how the shimmer on the blue butterfly makes it look like the real life Morpho Adonis butterfly.

The inside says: ‘May your burdens be light and your coffee strong.’ Hmmm… from this angle, that coffee with the lines reminds me of a kitty… maybe next time Julee will do up a coffee kitty digi for us… (hint-hint, Julee!!)

I used some vellum leaves for the ‘steam’ and added some shimmering bling to the sun.

Supplies used:

  • Verve Rise & Shine digi set
  • Verve Love Everlasting stamp set
  • Verve Beautiful Flowers die set
  • Spellbinders Purse contour die, Exquisite Labels Eleven dies
  • JustRite Spellbinders Vintage Labels 7 dies
  • EK Success: K & Company Susan Winget Floral designer paper pad
  • Core’dinations Parisian Nights A2 pink card and white & pink cardstock
  • The Paper Studio printed vellum
  • Memento dye inks: Pear Tart and London Fog
  • Copic markers: R20; Y17, 28, 32; YG61; YR26
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen – clear
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • iCraft Therm-o-Web Easy Tear Tape 1/4″
  • Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue
  • Bead Landing Pemberly teacup charm
    • Viva Decor Perlen Pen – Ice White (to fill charm hole in saucer)
    • E6000 adhesive
  • Misc. ribbon

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~D.Ann

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pps: Stopped by and gave yesterday’s card to my favorite barista, who was quite pleased. Enabler’s note: Target cartwheel 25% off Fraps is good through Sunday 4/2/17!

Thanks, Angie! You’re paw-some!

 

Graphic 45 & Spellbinders ‘Great Hexpectations’ Green Tea Gift Set

Good morning and welcome to the penultimate day of the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

Today I have a sweet little green tea gift set to share with you:

I love those amazing Graphic 45 papers and that cute little Great Hexpectations hexagonal gift box! It could be cut out of sturdier tag board, but cardstock holds the shape just fine. You have the option of sealing the final flaps, or leaving it so the ‘lid’ can be opened and shut.

After all the fussy-cutting, the card was easy-peasy – I only added a little distressing to the edge and a little pop of Copic coloring.

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Supplies used:

  • Spellbinders Great Hexpectations contour die
  • Spellbinders Cinch and Go flowers die
  • Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Collection: Bon Apetit
  • Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Collection:
    • April Flourish
    • April Cut Apart
    • June Cut Apart
  • Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Collection: Check it Out
  • Copic Markers: R20, 22; YG 61
  • Memento dye ink: Teal Zeal
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Metallic Glass Beads: apatite
  • Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue
  • Tombow Mono permanent adhesive
  • Misc. foam squares

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~D.Ann

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Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop: Altenew Card & EDIBLE stamping on macaroons!

I’m excited to be back again as I think you’re going to enjoy this post!

(** NOTE: if you are looking for the post with details on my Guest Designing for CropStop, click HERE**)

Once again, the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop is on.

This time, I took my color inspiration from Altenew’s March 2017 Inspiration Challenge:

Let’s start with the exciting EDIBLE stamping! Once again, I gathered my supplies:

  • Store bought macaroons (yes, I’m too lazy to make my own! lol!)
  • Wilton gel food colors
  • Sunny Side Up Bakery gold luster dust
  • Wilton imitation almond extract
  • Wilton food safe brushes
  • Altenew Peony Bouquet and Oriental Orchid stamp sets

By now my head was too into the project to remember to take pictures along the way, sorry! One tip: I found it MUCH better to spread the gels thin onto aluminum foil and let them sit a while until sticky before pressing the stamp into them and then onto the macaroons. I think the thin and open designs worked better than the smaller, thicker lines and more closed designs on my previous project.

If you haven’t read my previous post, you might want to check out some of the tips (you’ll find it if you click HERE) I tried refrigerating them after stamping the outline, but touching the outline colors, especially the black, they still wanted to bleed. I found it best to thin out the gels with a drop of almond extract and keep the brush almost dry. The results were, in general, MUCH better this time:

This time I mixed the gold luster dust with some drops of almond extract and painted around the smaller orchids and highlighted the petals of the peonies for some fab shine!

 

Moving on to the card:

This fun DoCrafts, Xcut embossing folder makes a great window opening for the Altenew Dancing in the Rain window. Once embossed (it cuts and embossed in ONE pass! Woo-hoo!), I ran some Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens over the raised parts to add color. Layering one of the cutout butterflies on the window frame and having the 3d frame layered over the window stamp gives it so much extra dimension, don’t’cha think?!

The butterflies and one of the hearts are drenched in the  FABULOUS new Nuvo Glitter Accents in Fresh Snowfall by Tonic… it dries almost instantly for some great shine and dimension!

I mixed up the sentiments from Altenew’s Dancing in the Rain and Goals stamp sets for this fun sentiment for a rainy day. To make the view even drearier, I ran over the scene with a Spectrum Noir Metallic silver pencil.

Yep, as you sip your coffee and snack on some delightfully decorated macaroons on the rainy April Shower days that will soon be upon us, you can close the card and think of the May flowers that will be following close behind!

Supplies used for card:

  • Altenew Dancing in the Rain and Goals stamp sets
  • DoCrafts Xcut Cottage Window cut & emboss folder
  • DCWV yellow card
  • Core’dinations red cardstock (to back the cutouts)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Spectrum Noir Illusrator Basics: Bright Orange, Canary, Emerald and Flame Red
  • Spectrum Noir Metallic Pencil: Silver
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Glitter Accents: Fresh Snowfall
  • iCraft Therm-o-Web Sticky Tape Runner – permanent adhesive

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I’m so happy you could stop back by today! I always look forward to hearing your thoughts on my projects. I’ll have several posts up over the next few days, including some more non-card posts (not edible, tho, sorry!), so do plan on stopping back by. If you don’t want to miss any posts, feel free to subscribe! Thanks!!

~D.Ann

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Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2016 – Trellis Tulip Hello Card

Well, we’ve made it to the end of this series! Thanks for hanging in there with me! Today is Papertrey Ink’s final anniversary review… Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2016.

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It’s been a fun trip down memory lane with them. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for tomorrow!!

Well, they released Tulip Time in 2016, so I get to come up with my own card for a change. Hope you like it:

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Ahhh…. you can just feel the warmth of spring! That trellis is made from the Quatrefoil die… if you cut it in half, you can then mix and match the pieces to form all kinds of nifty patterns.

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I glue the edges together first, then snip off the ends and tuck them under the edge if needed. Again, I like using a flower shaping tool on these for dimension.

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Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Tulip Time stamps and dies
  • Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil Cover Plate die
  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh dies
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock: Summer Sunrise & Terracotta Tile
  • Core’dinations cardstock: white
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise & Terracotta Tile
  • Memento dye inks: Bamboo Leaves & Pear Tart
  • Misc. adhesives

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

Whew! What a frenzy of activity these past few days! I’ll give you a rest for a while and be back next month with an exciting special surprise! I’m about to burst keeping the secret!!

~D.Ann

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Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2013 – Hugs Card

Ok, this is my last one for today. Dunno if I’ll be able to finish up to 2016 tomorrow or not as there’s a lot on my plate. We’ll see. This Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary card is for Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2013.

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This time I drew my inspiration from this card by Nichole Heady:

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Here’s my adaptation:

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I love this pretty set and its lovely sentiments! Here’s the inside:

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Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Big Hugs stamps and dies
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock: Lovely Lady
  • DCWV Hello Darlin’ stack cardstock (love that pink & gold!)
  • Papertrey Ink dye ink: Hibiscus Burst
  • Floamies 3mm sheet foam
  • Misc. twine
  • Tombow Xtreme adhesive

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Hopefully, I’ll see you tomorrow with the final 3 of this series. Thank you so much for stopping by!

~D.Ann

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Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2008 – Smile Butterfly Card

For today’s card, I looked through Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary post Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2008

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Since I didn’t have any of the sets featured, I chose this pretty card by Gretchen Clark as my inspiration:

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And here’s what I came up with:

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I may have gone a bit overboard with the pearl swirls, but once I started putting them on I had a hard time stopping. lol.

To color the butterflies in after stamping them, I used AquaBlend pencils and blended them with one of my favorite tools: a clear Sparkle Pen. It gave an amazing butterfly-like shine:

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That’s the best pic I could get — It looks much more amazing in person!

Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Flower Fusion #8 stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink You Are a Masterpiece Make it Market stamps
  • Spellbinders Large Classic Ovals & Beaded Ovals dies
  • EK Success corner rounder punch – love this tool!
  • Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise cardstock
  • Core’dinations white, kraft and brown cardstock
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile
  • Color Box pigment ink: Frost White
  • Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks – Jewel Tones
  • The Paper Studio Gemstones Self-Adhesive Pearls
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Rinner adhesive

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~D.Ann

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Winter Cup of Tea Card

Welcome back on this perfect day for a nice cup of tea! Here’s the card I made:

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Yeah, I know you can’t hardly see the card in this picture… that’s because I wanted to show off my cute little teapot again! Lol! : ) The sentiment says: There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. So true!

I took a label from a tea I got from Tuesday Morning to put in the middle of that Ironworks die cut that looks a lot like a snowflake. I believe I will go get some more of that tea and use this as a gift card to go along with it as a soothing gift for one of my dear friends.

The inspiration for this came from Stamplorations CUTplorations challenge this month:

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My takeaways were: the color blue (different shade), the snow (also in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge), and the gallon/quart/pint balance.

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The inside is also decorated with a faint, second generation stamped teacup.

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Supplies used:

  • Spellbinders dies: Card Creator 5×7 Reflective Moment, Card Creatior A2 Valiant Honor, Ironwork Motifs
  • Stamplorations Teacup Row and Always Tea Time stamps
  • Memento dye inks: Bahama Blue and Summer Sky
  • DCWV Bright Metallic cardstock pack & Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • Misc. adhesives & tea jar label

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun!

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~D.Ann

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