A Toothy Grin!

Have you tried the Slimline card style yet? This is my first of it and I now completely understand the new craze! The tall slim size is fun to work with because you can build vertical scenes that are just not really possible with the typical A2 card size.

Cold Paws, Warm Hearts!

So it's the dog days of July here in the Carolinas and it's hot and humid! I always enjoy digging out holiday supplies right about now and get a little lost in winter images. Today's card is an example. You can't get much colder than the North Pole!

For this card I used an embossing folder for the background with stars and designs that remind me of wind and snow. I cut a smaller panel from matching metallic cardstock with a postage stamp shaped die. I cut a snow bank out of white and coated it with Diamond Dust. It catches the light so well and has a chunky look that makes you think of fresh snow. I cut out a red and white pole and put a sign on it that says North Pole. I used some Nuvo glitter drops on the sign that dries clear and shiny and looks like ice. Unfortunately you can't see that in the photo very well.

I used Eyelet Outlet's Polar Bear Brads as the centerpiece of this card. I used Gold Glitter Tape and put my die cut and stamped sentiment heart on it. I used the Hearts Brad Set in red and white and used another large white heart brad on my seam tape bow. I cut some stars out of cardstock with the gold glitter tape attached. I could have saved time and used Gold Enamel Dots but I don't have any at the moment. I added some White Glitter Enamel Dots for some additional snow imagery.

Have a great Sunday!

Romantic Gold and Silver Wedding Card with Handmade Paper Flowers

There's nothing more romantic than a wedding where two people are so obviously in love with each other. Such occasions deserve elaborate and elegant cards. For me, that often means I will include gold and silver elements in my card making whether it be in glitter, mirror card or metallics.

Christmas in July - Polar Bear and Penguin

Hello. It's July and of course that gets me thinking of Christmas in July. I wanted to use the uber cute Penguin Brads and Polar Bear Brads from Eyelet Outlet and this seemed like a great time to pull them out even if it is 95 degrees outside right now!

I made the background using the Santa Washi Tape in strips on top of a white card base. Yes, washi tape! A pretty patterned Washi tapes makes a wonderful background and that idea has opened up many options for my Washi Tape collection.

I had a snowflake embossed vellum rectangle in my stash that I had left over from a different project and I think it's great on top of the Santa background. I die cut the lantern and glued it to the velum. The lantern was the perfect size for one of the penguins and bears. These are so cute together in this little scene!

I used my Cricut to cut the banner but I lined the white cardstock with both the Silver Star Foil Washi and the Glitter Gold Washi before I cut it. I have not done this before but it worked great. You can do the same thing with any steel dies too. I love that I can get a bit of glitter and shine without cutting into an expensive glitter or foiled cardstock. Once cut, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder.

To finish it, I layered two of our Red Paper Flowers together and put White Glitter Enamel Dots in the center to create a pointsettia look. I also used Silver Glitter Enamel Dots on the banner. 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy a little Christmas this July!

Floral Note Cards Made From Washi!

Hello everyone and happy Sunday!! Today I have a simple project anyone can make.

This set of mini note or gift cards is a fnished size of 3 1/2" square. The beautiful floral prints are from a new washi tape in the Eyelet Outlet Store called Flower Washi Tape - Wide. And boy is it a wide! It's 2 1/8" in fact.

To make these, I secured the Washi Tape with the six designs on white card stock and then die cut them out. Then I made three more graduated mats to create the card fronts. I placed a Butterfly Brad on each of them. Finally I used strips of the Pink and Clear Jewel Bling Strips to trim the edges of the cards.

Thanks for stoping by today. Do check out the newest Washi at Eyelet Outlet and have a great Sunday!