Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shake, shake, shake...

A quick share today.  Remember shaker accents?  I had a little blast of nostalgia the other week and made one for a project on the Glue Arts Blog.  Clearly I'm having fun because I made!  This card has the center circle as a mini shaker - about 2.5" wide.

Warm Thoughts...

The flower is made up of layered scalloped circles with the adhesive foam shaker in the center filled with black seed beads and a few tiny flower punches.  I punched clouds (cut in half) from white cardstock and also paper pieced a tiny bee just below the flower.  He's made up of circles and heart punches.

Glue Arts: U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam; Mini Adhesive Squares
Fiskars: Leaf, Cloud, Seal of Approval and Circle Squeeze Punches; Flower Hand Punch; Heart Lever Punch; Circle Pop Up Punch; Retractable Craft Knife and Scallop Paper Edgers.
Pattern Paper - Echo Park (A Walk in the Park); October Afternoon (Modern Homemaker); Pink Paislee (Hometown Summer)
Other: black seed beads; vellum and clear acetate
Here's the card that I created for the Glue Arts Blog using Echo Park Paper's Splash collection.  You can find the instructions and detail shots of how to make this super simple circle shaker accent on the blog.

Stay Cool...

In these shaker accents I popped up the fish a bit in addition to adding in beads, tiny punches and stickers.

Glue Arts: U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam; Mini Adhesive Squares
Echo Park Paper: Splash

Thanks for stopping by...enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cute, cute stamps!

The Glue Arts team is working with Paper Smooches Stamps this month and I have to say, these are the cutest stamps!  I'm a new fan of Kim Hughes' adorable stamp designs and I feel that urge to start collecting every set...eek! 

In the meantime, I have two sets that I've used to make the cards below.  The first is a the project tutorial that I created for the Glue Arts Blog...

Isn't that lightning bug sweet?  :)  The images are just perfect for cutting out to paper piece.  I used a mix of sentiment stamps to create the watermark stamped background with Versamark Ink.  The tutorial has the step by step instructions.

Glue Arts:
U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam
Mini Adhesive Squares
Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive
Raise 'Ns
Paper Smooches Stamps:
Giddy Bugs
Sentiment Sampler
Echo Park Paper: Splash and Sweet Summertime Pattern Papers
Fiskars: Scalloped Sentiment Border Punch, Scallop Paper Edgers & Stamp Blocks

This next card was just a simple quick design, again with a paper pieced image.  

To layer the butterfly, I first stamped the background tag then adhered the cut out wings.  Next, I added the body and then the head from another green pattern paper was applied with a piece of U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam.

Glue Arts:
U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam
Mini Adhesive Squares
Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive
Paper Smooches Stamps:
Giddy Bugs
Sentiment Sampler
Pebbles Inc.: Happy Go Lucky Pattern Paper and Dimensional Sticker
Fiskars Americas: Threading Water Border Punch and Corner Squeeze Punches (Tag & Round)

If you get a chance, be sure to check out the Glue Arts Blog this week for more Paper Smooches projects and go ahead...treat yourself to one of those cute stamp sets Kim that know you want to!  ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

With Thanks...

A quick share today...I have a tag that I've made with Bo Bunny's Forever Fall collection.  I plan to use it as a gift tag for a potted Chrysanthemum later this fall or maybe Thanksgiving.  It's sure to make a nice hostess gift.

With Thanks 

I used the Chiffon Journal Cardstock again as my's my favorite these days.  The sunflower is fussy cut with a craft knife and accented with a little Liquid Embossing (All Night Media).

Bo Bunny Forever Fall Pattern Paper: Foliage, Nature, Stripe, Sunflower, Dusk and Blaze
Forever Fall Jewels
Forever Fall Rub-Ons
Forever Fall 12" Combo Stickers
Et Cetera 12" Combo Stickers
Bo Bunny Journal Cardstock - Chiffon
Double Dot Ribbon - 5/8" Olive

AND of course....I want to announce the WINNER of the Forever Fall PRIZE PACK that I mentioned in my last post.  Thank you SO very much for visiting my blog and especially for all those who helped me reach my 100+ all rock!! xoxo  I hope you're continuing to follow along with the Designer Spotlights that Bo Bunny is featuring on their blog.  We still have about 2 weeks left of more designers to feature so don't miss out.  Remember, there will be drawings at the end of the month for more prizes from Bo Bunny!

So...on with the announcement...I have a handful of Forever Fall's BEAUTIFUL patterned papers, a Shaped Die Cut paper, the Cut-Out sheet and the Gratitude sticker sheet to send out to our winner............

Congratulations Tanya!
Blogger Tanya said...
Hi Patti! I'm a new follower, just came from Bo Bunny. Your projects are gorgeous, can't wait to see more from you. :D
August 7, 2011 12:44 PM
Tanya, please email me with your details and I'll have that shipped out to you ASAP.  Congrats!  :)

Thanks again everyone!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bo Bunny Designer Spotlight...

During the month of August, Bo Bunny is hosting a Designer Spotlight series on their blog to let their fans get to know the design team better.  They are truly a fabulous company to work for and I am very fortunate to be included on the team!  Well, today it's my turn to be in the Designer Spotlight!  So if you're interested in reading a bit more about me, then stop by their blog and while you're there you can see six very recent cards that I've made using their newest collections from this summer's CHA.

I've made a 7th card from another of their new collections ~Forever Fall~ that I've only posted here.  It's such a rich and vibrant line perfect for any autumn project!  I love the gorgeous leaves, sunflowers and dragonflies.

"So Very Thankful"

Tip: To create the pin accent, I used a bit of Alcohol Ink on the crystal part of a pin to give it a slight tint.  Then, I removed the prongs from one of the Forever Fall Brads and glued it just under the crystal.  Use a strong liquid adhesive and let it dry all the way.  Next, I added additional beads and tucked the pin into the hemp that I tied around the front of the card.

Bo Bunny:
Forever Fall Pattern Papers - Cut Outs, Stripe, Forever Fall and Foliage
Forever Fall 12" Chipboard
Forever Fall Gratitude Stickers
Forever Fall Buttons
Forever Fall Brads
Journal Cardstock - Chiffon
May Arts - crystal pin

Here's a peek at the other 6 cards you'll find over at the Bo Bunny Blog...

Welcome Home collection...

Sweet Tooth

Garden Girl collection...

Father Christmas collection...

The Blitzen collection

And finally, the Et Cetera collection...

Go check out the Bo Bunny Blog for full shots and supply lists...

Interested in some PRIZES??  Of course you could anyone resist Bo Bunny goodies! *wink* 

If you haven't already, leave a comment on my post today on the Bo Bunny Blog.  (Be sure to visit there throughout the month to do the same for the other designers, too!)  At the end of the month, there will be a drawing for each Designer Spotlight giveaway that's been posted. 

For a second chance to win....leave a comment HERE on my blog AND help me reach 100+ blog followers (I'm just 21 away!) before Monday 9:00 pm EST. Then on Tuesday 8/16, I will randomly choose a winner to give away a prize pack from the Forever Fall collection - a sticker set and a selection of pattern papers that I'm sure you'll love.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Cards, cards, cards....

Hands down, cards are my favorite things to make these days.  With so much to do this summer with the kids I find that creating a card is the perfect quick project. So today I have a bunch of cards to share that I've made over the past couple of months...

To start...a card that I made recently using Fiskars tools and stamps along with Glue Arts Adhesives...

Vintage Thank You Card         

I've seen the paper cone wreaths for awhile now and wanted to try it out, but on a smaller scale.  This cone flower was just the thing!  To give the cones a softer shape, I used Fiskars Cloud Squeeze Punch and rolled small cones that I pieced together for this dimensional flower.  You can find the instructions (card title link) on the Glue Arts blog.

Glue Arts - Mini Adhesive Squares, Adhesive Squares and U-Cut-It Foam
Crate Paper - Portrait Collection
Fiskars Americas - XL Squeeze Punches (Cloud & Postage); Border Punches (Notebook & Postage Stamp); Simple Sticker Repositionable Rubber Stamps (Accents)

Missing You 

Crimped paper can be difficult to apply adhesive without flattening out its texture.  But Glue Arts Adhesive Squares worked perfectly to adhere these paper strips to the crimped kraft cardstock background on this card.  And the U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam let me add lots of dimension for these adorable fish from Fancy Pants Designs Beach Babe collection.

Glue Arts -Ribbon Adhesive, Adhesive Squares, Mini Adhesive Squares and U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam
Fancy Pants Designs - Beach Babe Pattern Papers and Die Cuts

Fiskars Americas - Crimping Tool, Border Punch (Postage); Scallop Paper Edgers; XL Tag Lever Punch


A few simple boxes stacked to create a simple wedding cake accent.

Glue Arts - Mini Adhesive Squares, Adhesive Squares and U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam
Crate Paper - Portrait Collection Pattern Paper and 12x12 Accents
Fiskars - 3-in-1 Corner Squeeze Punch; Stimple Stick Repositionable Stamps (The Big Day)

Love is Friendship Set to Music

This Fiskars stamp was a perfect match for Kaisercraft's Velvet Ensemble collection.

Glue Arts - Glue Glider Pro (High Tac); Mini Adhesive Squares, Adhesive Squares, U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam and Raise 'Ns
Kaisercraft - Velvet Ensemble Pattern Paper and Journal Tags
Fiskars - Flower and Heart Lever Punches; Clear Stamp (All Around Quote); Round 'n Round and Mint Condition Squeeze Punches

This card is actually from back in April.  I used scrolled corner die cuts from Sizzix to create the squares framing each circle accent. 

And the butterfly was created from several Sizzix heart die cuts that I pieced together.

Glue Arts - Glue Glider Pro (Perma Tac); Mini Adhesive Squares; U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam
Crate Paper - Restoration Pattern Papers, Border Stickers and Phrase Stickers
Sizzix - Big Shot Die Cutting Machine; Flourish (Original Die); Flowers/Branches/Leaves (Sizzlit); Corners/Heart/Tree (Sizzlit)

And last but not least, a recent card that I made for Bo Bunny using the Zoology collection........
Wild About You Card

A great sketch was provided by the very talented Christiane Muller that you can find on the Bo Bunny Blog.

The Zoology collection has a gorgeous array of pattern papers but the Dimensional Stickers are the this adorable crocodile!      

Bo Bunny - Zoology Pattern Papers and 12" Combo and Dimensional Stickers

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and happy crafting!  :)