Day #3 of The Twinery & Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop

The Twinery & Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop Card

Todays is Day #3 of The Twinery & Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop and my chance to join in.

I love Serendipity Stamps and using twine in my card making.  This was a great chance to use both.

“Thanks” Card Directions:

  1. Stamp flower images and leaves onto watercolor paper using black permanent ink.
  2. Water color or color images using markers.
  3. Cut around flowers and leaves.
  4. Paint a thin coat of Diamond Stickles Glue over images for added sparkle.
  5. I started my card by using a 2 1/2″ wide double-sided tape from Kool Tak on a 5″ piece of cardstock.
  6. Closely lay strands of twine onto the super sticky tape to cover the entire piece of paper.
  7. Cut out with a 4″ scalloped square die cut.
  8. Apply die cut square onto cardstock layers.
  9. Glue Flowers and leaves onto front of the card using a fabric glue.  Embellish with adhesive pearls.  Die cut “thanks” from blue cardstock and add to front of card.

Finished Card Size:  5″ x 5″.

Serendipity Stamps Products Used:

The Twinery Colors Used:

  • Peach Stripe, Honeydew Stripe, Denim Stripe, Lilac Stripe, Flax Stripe, Natural.

Today’s Hop:

Don’t forget to leave comments along the way for the chance to win some awesome prizes.

A is for Alex

Sue Eldred's Mini Robot made with Smoothfoam July 2014

I recently got the privilege of attending my sweet nephew Alex’s first birthday.

Since the party was a Robot theme, I decided to make a Mini Robot out of Smoothfoam

to decorate his present.

My little Robot stands approx. 4″ tall.


2″ x 4″ x 8″ Smoothfoam block
Hotwire Foam Cutter
Silver paint pen
Craft glue
Letter stickers
Googly eyes
Pearl-head straight pins
Bamboo skewer

1.  Trim out 6 pieces from the Smoothfoam block with the wire cutter as shown for a body, head, arms and feet. Paint all pieces silver and let dry.

2.  Paint a wood skewer silver and cut into two pieces for the legs. Insert between the body and feet with a few drops of glue to secure.

3.  Glue the head and arms to the body.

4.  Adhere the eyes to the head, and a letter sticker for the child’s first name to the body. Place the letter “I” sideways on the head to create the robot’s mouth.

5.  Push two pearl-head pins into the top of the head for antennae, each secured with a drop of glue.

The Twinery & Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop

Twinery Blog Hop Badge - Serendipity Stamps

Are you a Rubber Stamper?  Do you love using Twine on your projects?

Would you like a chance to win some free products?

Serendipity Stamps and The Twinery are joining together in a Blog Hop for the next three days.

Every Day a new group of Designers and New projects.  Start today’s Blog Hop here.

I will be joining them on Day #3 (July 30th)

Here is a few of the Prize Details:

Serendipity Stamps

To win the Serendipity Stamps Prize of $25 to the Serendipity Stamps website leave comments on all Serendipity Stamps posts each day.

To win the Facebook prize of $25 to the Serendipity Stamps website:  like the Serendipity Stamps Facebook page AND leave a comment.

Embossing Clear Scraps Clear Shapes for Layouts and Cards

Vintage Sisters Layout for Clear Scrap by Sue Eldred using Clear Shape Flowers

Did you know that you can emboss Clear Scraps Clear Shapes?   (I didn’t until recently.)

Smile Card for Clear Scraps Sue Eldred July 2014

For my “Vintage Sisters” layout and “Smile” card, I started with a Clear Shape Flower.

To make the Flower:

  • I used my Big Shot and a Swiss Dot Embossing Plate to emboss my flower.
  • I dabbed Antique Linen Distress Paint on the front of the flower  (raised dot)  and Victorian Velvet Distress Paint on the back side of my flower.

Have a Creative Day!


Summer Distractions

Summer Collage 2014

Summer always goes so fast for me.

It’s always around this time in the Summer that I start wondering what I’ve done.

That’s why I’m glad I take a lot of pictures, so I can look back and remember.

No, we didn’t take a big family vacation.  But, we’ve been busy just the same.

33 games of baseball, picnics in the park, swimming whenever the weather

was warm enough, a couple of out of state week-ends trips, unexpected home repairs

and general laziness.

I guess that’s what summer’s really all about.   Enjoying life as it happens.

TBT: Serendipity Stamps Heart Scroll Card

Heart Scroll Card

This morning I was going through my Pinterest Made by Me Board and changing the

web address on several of my old pins.

The Heart Scroll Card was one of my first pins from a few years ago and I thought I’d share again.

The card uses the Heart Scroll Stamp from Serendipity Stamps.

The heart image was embossed with white embossing powder and shaded after embossed

with pink ink.  Simple and Elegant.

Serendipity Stamps also has a thin metal die that matches the heart stamp.

If you’re a stamper and you’ve never checked out their stamps and dies you really should.

A great company to work with.

Burlap Fabric Blog Hop

Burlap Pouches

I recently got the opportunity to play along with a group of Designers using some fun burlap products.

I really love working with burlap.  So many ideas, too little time.  Here’s a few of the many things you can make using burlap.

Decorated Muslin Bag w vase

My first project is a simple and elegant idea for decorating a plain muslin bag.

muslin pouch and stencil tools

  1. Start with a plain muslin bag.
  2. Lay diamond stencil over the bag and secure in place with removable tape.
  3. Stipple over the stencil with white acrylic paint.
  4. Adhere a 1 1/2″ strip of burlap around center of bag.
  5. Glue a thin piece of white lace around the bottom of the burlap strip.
  6. For the heart:  Paint a small piece of red burlap with several coats of white acrylic paint, creating the nice soft pink color.
  7. Cut burlap with heart die.
  8. Adhere sheer pink rosette ribbon onto pink heart and glue onto front of muslin bag.
  9. Cut and Decorate a small tag.

Burlap Utensil Holder 2

The Burlap Utensil Holder uses the 3 1/2″ navy striped burlap ribbon.

  1. Cut a 12″ strip of burlap ribbon.
  2. Fold over one end of the ribbon approx. 1/2 end and glue using a good Fabri Tac glue.  I used small metal binder clips to secure the ribbon in place while drying.
  3. Create a 4″ pouch by folding and gluing ribbon.  (love those binder clips)Glue a piece of 1 1/2″ burlap ribbon around pouch.
  4. Glue lace over burlap ribbon and tie with a piece of cream crinkle ribbon.
  5. Embellish with a flower and stick pin.
  6. Add a napkin and utensil and your ready to go.

Love Burlap??? 

Make sure to join the Burlap Blog Hop by clicking on the Designer Craft Connection Logo.

And for a Chance to Win $100 worth of Fun Product.

burlap fabric

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