I love my Calendar Girls

I love, I love, I love my calendar girl.

You ever get a song stuck in your head?  (over and over again)

When I finished up with these samples last night, I couldn’t get that song out of my head.

For those of you not old enough to remember the song Calendar Girl by Neil Sedaka,

I suggest you “google” it.  Then you’ll have it rolling around your head just like me.

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It all started with the Calendar Girls Mini Coloring Book* from ADORNit.

I simply water colored the image using a variety of inks from ink pads and a waterbrush.

(It makes me feel like an artist)

The mini coloring books are now available on Amazon*.

And… if you use the code MINIBOOK (all caps) you will be able to buy 2 and get 1 free!  

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Craft Ideas Magazine: Dreams Come True Card

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The newest issue of Craft Ideas Magazine arrived in the mail this week.

Even though I knew it was going to be in there, it’s still exciting to see one of your cards in print.

My dreams come true card using paper and stickers from Paper House Productions

is on page 71.   With Spring Fever setting in big time this week, it was the perfect time to

receive the Spring Issue.

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Make sure to pick up an issue for yourself.

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Dreams Come True

A simple and elegant card perfect for weddings.

Finished Card Size:  5” x 7”

Supplies Used:

  • P-2007 Love 12” Double Sided Scrapbook Paper  (Paper House Productions)
  • STCX-1001 Wedding Day Cardstock Stickers  (Paper House Productions)
  • STDM-0024 Just Married 3D Stickers  (Paper House Productions)
  • Cardstock: Kraft and Cream
  • 5/8” Sheer Ribbon
  • 3D Foam Mounting Square (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L)
  • Double Sided Tape Runner

Tools:

  • Paper Cutter
  • Scissors

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Directions:

  1. Cut the top left corner of the paper 4 ½ ” x 6 ½ ”. (“dreams come true”)
  2. Add the “lace” border sticker to the bottom of the paper.
  3. Embellish the bottom right corner with the leaves sticker and the 3D white flowers.
  4. Add a foam mounting square under the “heart” and add heart and 3D butterfly to the embellishments,
  5. Adhere onto a 4 3/4” x 6 3/4” kraft cardstock layer and then onto a cream 5” x 7” card.
  6. Add simple ribbon bow to top of the card.

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There’s no place like Home

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You don’t need to be a huge Wizard of Oz fan…

to fall in love with this new paper collection from Paper House Productions.

But if you are, you’re in luck!

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This sweet water colored collection from Michelle Coleman is beautifully done.

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I fell in love with her red poppies.  (Who wouldn’t?)

And as the saying goes…“There’s No Place Like Home”.

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Here’s what I used on my cards:

 

These projects were created for and sponsored by Paper House Productions.

Autumn Woods Pop-Up card and Fall Collage

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One of the best things about being on a design team is the opportunity to work with awesome

products.  When I got my last box of goodies from Paper House Productions I instantly fell in love

with the Autumn Woods Collection.

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The sweet water colored woodland animals are cute without being to cutesy.

I knew as soon as I saw them that they needed to be made into a pop-up card.

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Tips…

  • I apply baby powder on the back of my stickers with a small paintbrush to remove the tackiness.  That way I can use my stickers like die-cuts.
  • On the front of the card:  I love adding dimension… so under the “Autumn is in the Air” and the “bunnies” I used 3-D foam mounting squares.
  • Add even more dimension to the inside of your pop up card by adding thin foam mounting squares to the stickers “tree” and  “autumn woods” and strategically placing them on the background.
  • I created a couple of pop-up steps for my forest friends.

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While cleaning up the Autumn Woods scraps laying on my desk, I decided to make a Fall Collage

using a rummage sale frame I picked up last month for next to nothing.

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All in all… I would have to say that the Autumn Woods Collection has to be my favorite Paper House

Productions collection so far.  (at least for the time being)

 

Here’s the list of the Paper House Products I used:

 

These projects were created for and sponsored by Paper House Productions.

How to Create a Birthday Card for the Football Fanatic in your Life…

Everyone has that one family member that really LOVES football.  (maybe it’s you?)

Here’s a card I created for Craft Ideas magazine’s Fall Issue.  (page 69)

A fun football themed birthday card for young and old.

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How to make a Football Birthday Card…

Made with papers and stickers from Paper House Productions sports collections.

Supplies Used:

  • P-2058 MVP Tags 12” Double Sided Scrapbook Paper (Paper House Productions)
  • P-2060 All Star 12” Double Sided Scrapbook Paper (Paper House Productions)
  • P-2056 Footballs 12” Double Sided Scrapbook Paper (Paper House Productions)
  • STCX-1010 Football 12” Cardstock Stickers
  • Brown Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • 3D Foam Mounting Squares
  • Double Sided Tape Runner
  • Paper Cutter
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Make a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ top-fold card from brown cardstock.
  2. Cut a 4” strip of the green football sidelines border sticker and adhere to the bottom of the MVP tag.  Cut 3 ¾” x 5” panel  from  “All Star” scrapbook paper and adhere MVP tag off-centered as shown.  Adhere All Star panel onto 4″ x 5 1/4″ black cardstock panel.  Adhere all layers onto card front.
  3. Embellish card with letters and football stickers as shown. For added dimension, adhere “Go Team Go” sticker with 3D foam mounting squares.

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Cut a 3 ¾” x 5” piece of “Footballs” scrapbook paper. Layer it onto a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of black cardstock and adhere it in the inside of the card. Embellish with stickers.

 

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Make sure to check out Craft Ideas Magazine for Craft Ideas for Every Occasion, Every Skill Level.

 

Pretty Pink Rose Card

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The challenge, this week, for the Paper House Production Design Team

was to create something using their 3D stickers.  They have so many beautiful dimensional stickers

it was hard to choose.

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The inspiration for this card came from a small picture frame picked up at Michael’s one spot.

The frame spoke to my soft feminine “girly” side.

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The pretty pink rose used on my card comes from the Sisters 3D sticker sheet.

Finished Card Size:  4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

Paper House Productions Products Used on the Card:

Additional Product Used:

 

“This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Paper House Productions Design Team I have been
provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.”

Every Card Makers Dilemma and a Crazy, Embarrassing Give-Away

You’ve been making cards for how long?  You have how many cards?

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If you’re a Card Maker then you know what I’m talking about…

Because we’re addicted to paper, stickers, dies and stamps…

pretty patterns, inks and embellishments.

We make cards.  We make lots of cards.

We just love making them.   (we do, we really do)

Saving the ones we made in class because…“they’re just too pretty to give away”

or “I’m keeping them for future inspiration”.  (you know I’m right)

What was I thinking

But then after so many years of card making…

What to do with all these cards.

I have been making cards for years.  A lot of years.

Almost 20 years to be exact and I’ve designed for various manufacturers for the last 14.

Truth is… like a lot of Card Makers, I do sometimes give them out.  (Most of the time, I keep them.)

I’ve kept a lot. 

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Here’s the deal…

As I work on Spring Cleaning and purging in my office, I decided to give some away.

Some are old, really old, others are card fronts or tags.

It’s kind of embarrassing…

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I will stuff Three Priority Mail envelopes full and send them to three lucky recipients.

That is if anyone wants them.  (geez, this could be really embarrassing)

Just leave me a comment on this post by Monday, April 25th

and I’ll pick a three winners to send out the cards.

 

Snicker, Laugh, Give them away or “Keep them for Inspiration”.  The choice is up to you. 

Just promise not to post them or submit them to as your own.  (that would be wrong)

Your turn… leave a comment.  (please!!!)