Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Where there is a Part 1, there must also be a Part 2…

So I couldn't leave the Kraft-Tex paper/fabric projects while there was still enough to cut up and make stuff out of.  And I loved the first passport cover I made, and had so many more stamps/ideas that wanted to be used/created that I had to make a few more.  I'm just glad I don't have to decide which one I like best!  I love them ALL!

When I was finished with these, there was still a small piece of Kraft-Tex left that I ran through the Sizzix embossing/die cutting machine to make an assortment of leaves.  The perfect little embellishment to any project that just needs a little some'pn some'pn.  Like these cards!

These projects, along with a few more "process" photos are posted at Love is in the Details today.  As well as links to getcha some Kraft-Tex stuff for y'self!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Latest and Greatest, part 1

I'm posting today at Love is in the Details, showing a couple of simple little projects I created using a very cool new product called Kraft-Tex!  Paper fabric basically!  I made Mr B a passport cover like he's been wanting, and a matching luggage tag.  

And I still have more paper.  Or fabric, now that it's been washed.  And several more ideas…so check back for another post about that!  All the specifics, instructions and more photos are found here.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Gifts and Giveaways….

I got a call a couple of weeks ago, from a friend, who's friend had a friend, who's daughter-in-law had passed away last year, and they were wondering if I could use a boat-load of card making and scrappy supplies??  Well, yes.  Yes, I could!  I feel badly that this is the route these supplies came to me, but I feel much worse thinking that when I die, Mr B will sell all my supplies for what I told him I paid!  
(Lol, I saw that on Pinterest.  But it fits.)

There was actually quite a bit that I couldn't use, so in sorting through it all, I decided to use what I could RIGHT NOW.  Before it's stashed with all the rest of the stash and forgotten.  The first thing that inspired me was 2 sheets of GORgeous Anna Griffin textured vellum covered in lilac blooms.  I should have taken a picture, but if you've been paper crafting since forever you might remember it.  You've probably hoarded a piece of it yourself.  It's way too pretty to actually use!!

But use it I would!  So I set to fussy cutting.  It's not something I do much of, because it seems like I should be doing something else at the same time.  But we had a road trip to make, so I took it along on the drive and it was SUCH a relaxing way to pass the time!  Now I want to fussy cut everything!!

But I'm talking too much.  How about let's just look at the cards they made up into.  I made it a rule to only use the new old stash I'd been given, or old stash of my own.  But mostly her's.  

 Check out these rain stones!  Aren't they gorgeous?!  They're not old stash.  And I can see I'll be needing to order more fairly soon!!

 This paper??  Was BEADED!!  I kid you not!  The rest that didn't get used may have to be hoarded now.  

I'm very grateful that my friend thought of me when all these supplies needed a new home, but I'm even more grateful for the spurt of creating it inspired!!

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Texture Issues...

So, porridge.  Not…..something I love.  Never have.  Even feeding it to my babies was an exercise in gag control.  I know it's good for me, and I would love to love it, but it's the texture that doesn't work for me.

Dry embossing though?  THAT is a texture that works for me!  I riffled through my folders and just wanted to play with ALL of them.  I didn't get to use them all, but I did use a few.  Here are the cards I made with them.

For this card, I used the gorgeous Anna Griffin embossing folder - Blossom Dance.  I popped the embossed panel up on dimensional adhesive with the stamped floral image and sentiment behind.  Word to the wise.  Die cut the opening first, THEN run the card stock through the embossing folder.  Ask me how I know this. 

For this card I punched butterflies out a variety of embossed kraft card stock.  I simply layered them on a piece of corrugated cardboard that I cut with a fishtail.  It had nothing to do with it being easier to USE that piece of cardboard laying on the table than get up and take it to the garbage. 

For this last card, I laid three strips of embossed card stock side by side and taped them with Washi tape so that I could punch the heart out. 

 I filled the heart opening with aqua colored buttons and pearl dots.  The ombre coloring is subtle.  Maybe too subtle to see?  I dunno.
This was posted at Love is in the Details recently.  Thanks for stopping by today!