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.

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Pretty Pink Birthday Party Sign

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A quick share today of a Pretty Pink Birthday Party Sign…

I made the sign using the Deflecto Craft Frame, Pink Border, 8.5 x 11 Inches (69771CR)

from Deflecto Craft Solutions and the new Flamingo ColorWay paper and stickers from

Paper House Productions.  I love the way they look like they were made for each other.

After the Party is over, add a couple cute photo’s of the birthday girl for a fun memory.

Happy Monday Everybody! 

 

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Christmas Brag Book

Christmas Brag Book

This year make a Christmas Brag Book for all your fun Holiday Memories.

For my brag book I used clear flexible pouches from Deflecto Craft Solutions and paper

from Canvas Corp Brands Farmhouse Christmas Collection for a Quick and Easy project.

A Great Gift Idea for the Grandparents.

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A fun way to share Holiday Silliness and the Sweet Little Moments shared between generations.

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The Christmas Brag Book was created for Craft Ideas Magazine’s Holiday Issue

and has my Christmas photo’s from last year.

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Craft Ideas is a great magazine for creative inspiration.

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Finished Size: 3 1/4” x 6”

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Materials:

  • Deflecto 20019CR Flexible Pouch (1 package of 10)
  • Canvas Corp Brands CCP2827 Farmhouse Christmas Tags on Ivory 12 x 12 paper
  • Canvas Corp Brands CCP2826 Farmhouse Christmas Stripe on Ivory 12 x 12 paper
  • Canvas Corp Brands CCP2638 Red & Ivory Mini Dot Reverse 12 x 12 paper
  • Canvas Corp Brands CCP2639 Red & Ivory Ribbon Stripe 12 x 12 paper
  • Canvas Corp Brands Binding Ring-Small Antique Silver
  • Canvas Corp Brands Optical Lens Antique Brass
  • Canvas Corp Brands PaperTape: Christmas Wrap
  • Paper Source 5/8” Ivory/Red Striped Ribbon
  • Red Mini Rick Rack
  • Small Red Button
  • Photos
  • Black Cardstock

Basic Supplies:

  • Paper Cutter
  • 1 11/16” Circle Punch
  • Scissors
  • 1/8” Hole Punch
  • Double Stick Tape Runner
  • Glue Stick
  • Craft Glue
  • Thermo Web Mini Glue Dot

Directions:

  1. For the Cover: Cut a piece of black cardstock 3” x 5 1/4”. Cut “It’s the most Wonderful Time…” from the Farm House Christmas Tags just slightly smaller than 3” x 5 1/4” and adhere to the black cardstock. Add a 1/2” x 3” strip of Red and Ivory Dots to the left side of the tag. Glue a 3” piece of red mini rick rack onto the right side of the tag.
  2. On the Inside Front Cover: Cut a piece of black cardstock 3” x 5 1/4”. Cut a 3” x 5 1/4” piece of Red & Ivory Ribbon Stripe just slightly smaller than the 3” x 5 1/4” and adhere to the black cardstock. Adhere two strips of 1/2” x 5 1/4” Red and Ivory Dots to the top and bottom of the striped paper. Adhere “I’ll be Home…” from the Farmhouse Christmas Stripe layered on black cardstock onto the center of the striped paper.
  3. Insert Cover and Inside Front Cover into the Flexible Pouch.
  4. Add Paper Tape around the plain end of the Flexible Pouch.
  5. Punch a 1 11/16” Snowflake Circle from the Farmhouse Christmas Tags and glue onto the back of the Optical Lens by adding craft glue along the outside edges of the lens. Glue small red button onto front of the lens in the middle of the snowflake.
  6. Cut a 10” piece of Ivory Red Striped Ribbon. Tie onto front cover adding the Optical Lens.
  7. Choose pictures that can easily be cut down to 3” x 5 1/4”. Add to inside of flexible pouches.
  8. Create Back Cover using the Red & Ivory Mini Dot Paper, Red & Ivory Striped Paper and Farmhouse Christmas Strip.
  9. Add Paper Tape to each of the pouches.
  10. Mark and re-punch the holes using 1/8” hole punch on each of the pouches and gather the mini album together using a small book ring.

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This project was created for Craft Ideas and was sponsored by Deflecto Craft Solutions

and Canvas Corp Brands.

Bon Voyage Vacation Album with Canvas Corp Brands

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My Vacation Bon Voyage album uses a lot of fun papers and embellishments from

Canvas Corp Brands Bon Voyage Collection.  The album was made using the Banner Board Kit

covered with various scrapbook paper.

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To make “Our Vacation” stand out, I glued the words from the scrapbook paper onto a piece of chipboard and cut around the oval.  I used black ink around the edges of the chipboard.  I did the same with the “Carte Postale”.   This gives the album dimension and added interest.

I love using the Paris Charms and simply tied the Eiffel Tower (with added jump ring) onto the ribbon.

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I created an extra page for the book using a black fluted paper and cardstock.  I decorated the page with additional paper, cut outs and a cute little 3″ x 3″ cream envelope.  The bathing beauty comes from the American Vintage: Vintage Photo’s pack.

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Sue’s Fussy Cutting for Beginners

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What is Fussy Cutting you ask?

Fussy Cutting is a quilting term meaning: the selective cutting of a fabric based on a particular element or design.  To cut pieces of fabric so that a particular part of the printed design is centered or featured.

Scrapbookers and Paper Crafters have adopted the term using it to select and cut around specific images on a printed paper.

When I fussy cut, I look for larger, whole images that are easy to cut out.  You’ll need to have a good, sharp pair of scissors with a fine tip so you’ll be able to cut smaller detailed images.  For layering, my favorite thing to use is thin 3D foam mounting squares from Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L.

HOP Paper Pack

Above is a picture I created using Hot Off the Press Artful Watercolor collection.  The paper pack comes with two sheets of each design.

Below is the framed picture broken down into sections.

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  1. I used a second sheet of the scrapbook paper (with the large white flower) and cut along the design to create a pocket.  The pocket was inked with brown ink to make it stand out more.
  2. I added my daughter’s picture right at the top of the pocket.  I cut post cards from a another sheet from the collection and inserted into the pocket covering the bottom of the picture.  The picture and postcards are secured into place with my double adhesive tape.
  3. I cut out two white flowers from the floral scrapbook sheet from the collection.  Cut close around the image.  I gave the flowers shape by rubbing the back of the flower with a large ball stylus tool on a soft foam or rubber surface.  Adhere the flowers together with a thin foaming mounting square.
  4. Cut the center only from two additional flower images.  Round the centers (step #3).  Adhere to the center of the white flower using a small thin foam mounting squares.
  5. Place finished picture into the floating beveled frame.  Mount layered flower on top the large white flower that is under the glass.

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Close up of the flower.                      Maya Angelou Quote in a 4 x 6 clear acrylic frame.

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Vintage Home Sweet Home Layout

Home Sweet Home 3088 Lately, I’ve been noticing more and more people using embossing paste on their scrapbook layouts.

Hmmm…. I haven’t used embossing paste in years.

Matter of fact… my jars of embossing paste are over 10 years old.  (and still good)

So, I thought I’d give it a try with a simple layout and this old house picture.

Quick, Simple and adds a subtle punch to this layout.  I think I like it.

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Using embossing paste is easy: 

  • Lay stencil onto cardstock, fix in place with removable masking tape.
  • Apply a thin layer of embossing paste over the stencil using a palette knife.
  • Remove stencil and allow time to fully dry.
  • Make sure to clean embossing paste off stencil right away.
  • It’s as easy as icing a cake.

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