Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Holidays and Christmas Wishes card


Hello, Today I am using a digi by eureka stamps. You can find it here http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/

Copics used are B21, B23, B24, B26, B29- blues, YG01, YG03, YG06, G03, G05, G07, YG41- greens, R29, R35, R56, R59- reds, BG70, BG72, BG76- blue fir tree, YG93, YG95, YG97- green tree, YR21, YR24, Y21- yellows used to make gold colors, C1, C3, C5- grays to make silver colors.

Gelly Roll pens used are ( silver, gold, purple, red, green Metallics, clear, yellow, orange, green, purple Stardust)- first card, ( gold, red, silver, green metallics, clear, blue, yellow stardust)- second card.

The gems are by Jolee's Bling- amber gems, Recollections- red and green gems which were clear and I colored them with copics R29 and G07.

The Christmas Wishes Sentiment is by Netty's cards. I colored it with Copics R29, and G05. You can find it here http://nettyscards.blogspot.com/

The diecut isd made using Cricut cartridge Elegant Edges. The embossing Is done using Cuttlebug embossing folder D'vine Swirls.

The papers are by Georgia Pacific- white, Cordinations- red and green.

The cards are 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"- first card, 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"- second card.

I am entering these cards in:

Lady Anne's Christmas card challenge- http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/christmas-challenge.html

Seasons Greetings cards


Hello, Today I am using digis by Eureka Stamps. You can find them here http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/

Copics used are YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97- holly, R29, R35, R59- heat in centerR29- berrirs, R20, R22, R24, R56- red big heart, G03, G05, G07, YG41- green heart.

Clear Stardust Gelly Roll pen was used as accents on the hearts.

The ribbon is by Offray..

Papers are by Hot Off The Press- first card, Second card- Paper Pizazz.

The cards are 6" x 6" and 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"

I am entering this card in:

Lady Anne's Christmas card challenge- http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/christmas-challenge.html

Thanks for dropping by. Edwina



Thinking of You card


Hello, Today I am using a digi by Sandi Huggett. I got it by joining in the Outlawz creative Freebie challenge. You can find the challenge here http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/cfc/forum/topics/creative-freebie-challenge-may-19th-to-june-1st

Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02- skin, E31, E57, E59- hair, R20, R22- lips, B02- eyes, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18- clothing.

Leaves are hand drawn and colored by me. Copics used are YG41, G03, G07.

The flowers are brads.

The bow is seam binding I got at Joanns.

The papers are by DCWV- prints, Colorbok- deep rose.

The card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

I am entering this card in:

The Outlawz Creative Freebie challenge- http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/cfc/forum/topics/creative-freebie-challenge-may-19th-to-june-1st






Congratulations card


Hello, Today I am using a digi by Anne Fenton. I got it by joining in the Creative Freebie Challenge at the Outlawz. You can find the challenge here http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/cfc/forum/topics/creative-freebie-challenge-may-19th-to-june-1st

Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02- skin, E33, E37, E95- hair, B02- eyes, R20, R22- lips, B21, B23, B24, B26, B29- dress, R29- heart, Y13, Y15, Y17- roes, YG93, YG95, YG97-leaves. The necklace is done using Gold Metallic Gelly Roll pen.

The Rickrack is by Wrights.

The gems are by Jolee's Bling.

The papers are by DCWV- prints, Bazzill- blue.

The card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

I am entering this card in:

The Outlawz Creative Freebie challenge- http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/cfc/forum/topics/creative-freebie-challenge-may-19th-to-june-1st





Hoppy Birthday card

Hello, Today I am using a digi by Imagine That. it is called "Party Animals". You can find it here. http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/party-animals-outline.html I got it by joining in the Progressive Challenge. You can find the challenge here http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/

Copics used are YR03, YR93, YR95, YR97- frog, R22, R24- hat, Y02, Y06, Y15, Y17- balloon, E41, E43, E44, E47, YR21, YR24, Y21- turtle.

The papers are by Colorbok.

The rickrack is by Wrights creative moments.

The 4 dots are puffy stickers by Making Memories.

The card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

I am entering this card in:

Imagine That Progressive challenge- http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/

The Outlawz twisted Thursday anything goes with fantasy- http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/twisted-thursday-challenge-may-23-the-twist-is-fantasy

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Robyn's Fetish Challenges # 161 birds


                                      A close up of my poem I wrote to go on this card.

Hello, Today at Robyn's fetish our challenge is to use birds on our project. Fred She Said is our sponsor and has some fabulous flowers and bird digis. The digi I am using is called "Hummingbird and Columbine". you can find it in the Fred She Said store. The winner of the challenge gets a $10 voucher from the Fred She Said store. You can find the Fred She Said store here http://fred-she-said-store.blogspot.com/

Copics used are YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97- leaves and stems, Y00, Y04, Y06, Y15, Y17- flowers, YG01, YG03, YG06, E31, E33, C1, C3, C5, B21, B24, B28, BV01, BV02, BV04- bird.i colored the bird according to a photo on the internet. I got as close to the real colors as I could. i also looked at a photo of the flowers.

Stardust Yellow Gelly Roll pen was used on the stamen of the flowers.

The doily is by Martha steward that the single humming bird is on. I used Martha steward gems and pearls by Recollections on the doily.

The corners are done using a Fiskars corner punch.

The rick rack is by Michales from the $1 bin. I found it in NC.

The papers are DCWV- Luxury stack- print, Recollections- blue and taupe, Nicole Crafts- vellium.

Pop dots were used on the one flower.

Opened up this card is 12" x 5 1/2". Folded it will be 4" x 5 1/2".

Thanks for dropping by. I am always delighted to see you. Have a nice day. Edwina




Thursday, May 23, 2013

White on White blog hop

This month Lorby's World of Hops has challenged these talented crafters by asking them to create something that is white on white with a touch of color. I know you will be pleasantly surprised to see what they have come up with. There is so much talent here.

So please begin at Lorby's World http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com) since she is our hostess and has a give away going on with this hop. She has all the details on her blog.

Here is the line up in case you get lost alone the way.



Here is my project I am sharing with you.




Hello, I made n Anniversary card. The flowers are scallop circles that I cut into them to make petals. I curled some down and some up. I used 1", 1.25", and 1.5". I pop dotted each layer. Then added white pearls to the centers. I hand cut the leaves, scored down the middle, then curled them.

The pearls and pearl frame are by Want to Scrap.

The ribbon is by Really Reasonable ribbon. The bow I made is a double loop bow.

I embossed the background paper using Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

Thanks for stopping by. The next stop on the hop is Lynne


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 160 4 legged friends


Hello, Today at Robyn's Fetish our challenge is to use a four legged friend on our project. I am using "Flower Pot Frog" by Oak Pond. Isn't he cute. He makes me smile. You can find him in the Oak Pond store. Oak Pond is our sponsor. The winner gets 3 digital stamps of their choice. You can find Oak Pond's store here http://www.etsy.com/shop/OakPondCreations

Copics used are YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97- frog, E11, E13, E15, E17, E18- flower pot, C1, C3, C5, B05-shovel, E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, C3- bag, R20, R22, R24, YR24, Y15, Y17- flower, G03, G07, YG41- leaves.

Blue Metallic and Silver Metallic Gelly Row roll pens were used as accents on the shovel.

The ivory pearls are colored with Copic Y17. The pearls are from Miriam's Crafting Supplies. You can find her store here https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsCraftingSupplies?fref=ts

The coral Swiss Dot ribbon is by American Crafts.

The flowers are made cutting out 1", 1.25", and 1.5" scallop circles. I then cut into each section to make a petal and curled them to give shape to the petals. I inked the edges with a  rose ink pad. I then scrunched up the smallest ones. Added a pearl with a glue dot.

The flourishes are cut using Cindy Loo Cricut cartridge. I cut them at 1.5" real size.

The papers are by Recollections- prints coral, medium green, DCWV- light green, Spritzed with Kiwi Tattered Angles white cardstock- background paper, Georgia pacific- white.

The card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

Thanks for stooping by. I was delighted to see you. Come again soon. Edwina





Sunday, May 12, 2013

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #159 pirates

Hello, Today at Robyn's Fetish our challenge is to use pirates. Our sponsor is KPM Doodles. This set of digis can be found in the KPM Doodles store here http://kpmdoodles.com The winner gets 2 digi  sets of their choice  from the KMP Doodles store.

The scene is pop dotted. There are 3 layers to give dimension to the scene. The water sky and boat are one layer. the land and tree are another layer. The pirates, chest and parrot are another.

The land and tree are paper pieced.

Copics used are E00, E01, E02, E11- skin, YR24, YR21, E17- hair, R29, R35, R59- reds, B01, B05, B29, B97- blues, C00, C1,C3, C5, C7, C10- grays and blacks, YR23, YR31- starfish. YG01, YG03, YG07, Y17, Y06, YR23- parrot, E41, E43, E44, E47, $49- chest, Y28, Y17- gold, E31, E33, E37, E59, Y28, C10- boat, E0000, E000, E00, BG13, BG11, R29, R59, G07, G03, E33, E37, E43, 47- map

Gelly Roll pens used are Pink Metallic- necklace, Gold Metallic- gold, Copper Stardust and Clear Stardust were used as accents on the starfish.

The sword and hilt came stuck in the lemon for my tea at Applebees. I saved them to use . They are glued down with Scotch Quick Dry glue.

The sentiment is typed on my computer and printed off.

The papers are by Recollections- speckled tan,and tan, kraft paper, print for tree palms, DCWV- blue, Walmart brand letter paper- clouds- Georgia Pacific- white.

The card is 8 1/2" x 6".

Thanks for dropping by. I am always glad to see you. Edwina


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cardigan card


Hello, Today I am using a digi by Diane's Digital Designs. You can find it here http://dianesdigitaldesigns.blogspot.com/

The pearls are by Miriam's Crafting Supplies. You can find them here https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsCraftingSupplies

  Copics used are RV02, Rv04, RV06, RF09. 

    I colored the digi first. Then I cut it out. Using Cuttlebug embossing folder D' Vine Swirls I      embossed the digi. I then ran a piece of ribbon around the middle then made a tie for it. 

            The die cut is made using Cricut cartridge Elegant Edges row 3 button 5 at 4.25".

The papers are by Recollections- pink, and green, Georgia Pacific- white. 

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

I am entering this card in:

Shopping our Stash Mother's Day or pink challenge- http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by. I am delighted you came for a visit. Edwina

Happy Anniversary Card



Hello, Today I am using a digi by Anne Fenton. I got it by joining in the Creative Freebie challenge at the Outlawz. You can find it here http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/cfc/forum/topics/creative-freebie-challenge-may-5-may18

Copics used are RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09- pink vest, YG61, YG63, YG67, YR01, YR04, YR09- male clothing, YG01, YG03, G03, G07- grass, YR21, Yr23, YR24, Y13, Y15, Y17- giraffes

Pink Mtallic Gelly Roll pen was used on the necklace.

The 3 dots are paper Candi by Craftworks.

The papers are by Recollections- blue, Georgia Pacific- white, Philadelphia Group- clouds.

The card is 3" x 5 1/2".

Thanks for dropping by. I am always glad to see you. Edwina 

Friendship is a gift card


Hello, Today I am using a digi by Sandi Huggett. I got it by joining in the Creative Freebie challenge.

Copics used are Y06, Y15, Y17, YR23, YR24- vase, YG93, YG95- leaves, R20, R22, R24, R27- flowers.

The 3 dots are paper Candi by Craftworks colored with Copics R22.

The papers are by Recollections- prints, Georgia Pacific- white.

The card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

I am entering this card in:

The Outlawz Creative Freebie Challenge- http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/cfc/forum/topics/creative-freebie-challenge-may-5-may18

Thanks for dropping by. Edwina




Thinking of You dear Friend card

Hello, Today I am using a digi by Back to Paper. You can find it here http://shop.backtopaper.com/

Copics used are BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15- dress, RV02, RV06, RV09- pinks, E00, E01, E02, E11- skin, E33, E37, E95- hair, Y06, Y17, YR24- flower center.

The ribbon is by Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The flowers are by Recollections. The flower centers on the small flower is Viva Decor Yellow Pearl pen. The larger centers are pearls by Miriam's Crafting Supplies. You can find them here https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsCraftingSupplies

The papers are by Recollections- pink and aqua, Georgia Pacific- white, print- was in my scraps. I think it is by K & Company.

The card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

I am entering this card in :

CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge- http://priscillastyles.ning.com/group/cdac-progressive-freebie-challenges#?=

Lady Anne's sentimental Friday challenge- http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/sentimental-friday.html

Thanks for dropping by. See you next time. Edwina

Monday, May 6, 2013

Fresh Brewed Designs Butterfly Fairy card

Hello, Today I am using Fresh Brewed Designs "Butterfly Fairy". You can find it here http://www.freshbreweddesigns.com/  Come play along on the month long challenge. It is using flowers. You can find the challenge here http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com

Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02- skin, E41, E43, E44, E47, E49- hair, E04- lips, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18- clothing and wings, Y00, Y06, Y15, Y17- flower center, R20, R22, R24, R27- flower petals, YG93, YG95, YG97- stem.

Gelly Roll pens used are Emerald Metallic- vines, Sky Stardust- butterfly and Blue Metallic, Clear Stardust- fairy wings.

The pearls are from Miriam's Crafting Supplies. You can find her store here https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsCraftingSupplies

The little paper flowers are by Recollections.

The dark green grass is cut by using Cricut cartridge Easter 2010. The light green grass is cut by hand.

The papers used are by DCWV- light green, Recollections- dark green, Bazzill- blue, Georgia Pacific- white, Philadelphia Group- cloud paper.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

Thanks for dropping by. I am always glad to see you. Edwina

My Honeybee card

Hello, Today I am using a paper piecing file by Scrapping with Lisa. It is called My Honeybee.
You can find it here http://scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/

I actually printed off the png file to have to look at as I pieced the files together. I thought it would make a great card as it was. I added glitter glue, Gelly Roll pens, and pearls, and a frame.

The frame is made using Cricut cartridge Elegant Edges.

The pearls were ivory. I colored them with Copics Y17.

I used Gelly Roll pens on the hive and flowers to look like stitching. and outlined the words. Colors used are Yellow stardust, Green stardust, Sky Stardust, Purple Stardust, Clear Stardust, Pink Metallic, Copper Metallic, Purple Metallic.

The card is 6 3/8' x 7 3/4".

Have a wonderful day. Edwina

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #158 Spring colors

Hello, Today at Robyn's Fetish our challenge is to use Spring colors. I am using A Beary Fine Day digi by Robyn's Fetish. You can find it here http://robynsfetish.com Robyn's Fetish is the sponsor of our challenge this week. The winner gets 3 digital images from the Robyn's Fetish store. You can find the store here http://robynsfetish.com/shop/

I printed the digi off twice. I layered the bear, grass, and bees.

Copics used are C10, C5, Y06, Y17- bees, YG01, YG03, G05- grass, E11, E13, E33, E37, E57, E59, RV13, RV00- bear.

Stardust clear Gelly Roll pen was used on the bees wings and the trail of where they have flown.

The ribbon is by Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The clouds have white flocking by Recollections called snow.

The papers are by Georgia Pacific- white, Jen C Designs - green distress paper Hint of Spring digital paper, check paper by Collect a Kit Spring collection digital paper, clouds paper from Walmart office supplies.

The 3 bees are buttons by Dress it Up.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

Thanks for dropping by. Happy Spring! Edwina

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Have a Purrfect Day card

Hello, I am using a Clear dollar Stamps digi set called  "Purrfect Day". You can find it here http://www.cleardollarstamps.com/  The cat sentiment and paw prints are in this set along with another cat and sentiment.

Copics used are YR21, YR24, Y21, RV81, RV000- cat.

I made my background paper by using the paw print. I also added paws on each side of the sentiment. I made 4 different borders to use for my flags.

The papers are by Recollections- blue, green, yellow. The pink is white colored with Copic R81. Georgia Pacific- white, stripe print I got in a 6" x 6" scrap swap.

The card is 5" x 5".

I am entering this card in:

Clearly I Stamp sketch challenge- http://www.clearlyistamp.blogspot.com/

Have a purrfect Day! Edwina




Beautiful Day card

Hello, I am using Digis by Clear Dollar Stamps. These are from "Josephine Clemiais digi set"- flower and sentiment and "New Butterfly digi set"- butterflies. You can find these digis here http://www.cleardollarstamps.com/

Copics used are BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08- flower petals, Y00, Y06, Y15, y17- flower center, YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99- leaves, Y00, Y02, Y06, Y15- butterflies.

Yellow Stardust Gelly Roll pen was used as accents on the butterflies and flower center.

I printed the butterflies in 2 sizes. They are all pop doted.

The papers are by Recollections- periwinkle dot, purple, DCWV- green and multi- colored Swiss dots.

The card is 4 7/8" x 6 1/8".

I am entering this card in:

Clearly I Stamp scrapbook day use a CDS stamp or digi challenge-http://www.clearlyistamp.blogspot.com/

I hope you have a beautiful day. Edwina

Christmas card

Hello, I am using a digi and sentiment from "Christmas Cuties". It is by Clear Dollar Stamps. You can find it here http://www.cleardollarstamps.com/

Copics used are C5, C7, CV10, YR24, Y17, Y15- penguin, R29, R35, R56- reds, YG01, YG03, G03, G07- greens.

The white music notes are  drawn with a white Gelly Roll pen.

The red Ribbon is by Offray.

The 3 green dots are paper Candi by Craftworks.

The papers are by Recollections- reds, green, and plaid,Georgia Pacific- white.

The card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

I am entering this card in:

Clearly I Stamp Holiday card challenge- http://www.clearlyistamp.blogspot.com/

Thanks for dropping by. I hope your day is happy. Edwina



It's Your day card

Hello, Today I made a card using Raccoon Friends digi set. I used the balloons and sentiment from the set. You can find it here http://www.cleardollarstamps.com/ The twine is by Clear Dollar Stamps too.

I colored the digi 5 times. Cut them out. added twine to the backs. I then glued down the back 2 digis. pop dotted the middle one then the 2 front ones I added double pop dots to make them higher than the middle one. I then made a tag for the sentiment. It is cut by hand.

Copics used are R22, R29, R35, R59- reds, B00, B01, B05, B29- blue, G03, G05, G07, YG41- green, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG07- lime, YR01, YR04, YR09, YR27- orange, BV01, BV04, BV08, BV31- purple, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09- pink, V01, V04, V06, V09- red violet, BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18- teal.

The card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

I am entering this card in :

Clearly I Stamp Balloon challenge- http://www.clearlyistamp.blogspot.com/

Have a wonderful day. Edwina

Friday, May 3, 2013

Sleep Tight Little One card


Hello, Today I am using a digi by Nana Vic's. You can find it here http://nanavicsdigitals.blogspot.com/p/quick-reference-page.html

Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02- skin, R22- lips, Y21, Y23- hair, YG03, YG93, YG95, Yg97, YG99- leaves, G03, G05, G28, YG01, Yg03- grass, R20, R22, R24, R27- mushrooms, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08, BV31- flowers, 00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W10, E31- tree stump.

I printed and colored 2 of this digi. Then I cut out The flowers, the baby and leaf, the small mushroom and the top of the large mushroom. I pop dotted them up. I added pearls to the flowers centers.

The pearls are ivory pearls colored with Copics Y06. The pearls are by Miriam's Crafting Supplies. You can find them here  https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsCraftingSupplies

The sentiment is by Ginger's House. You can find it here http://gingershouse.blogspot.com/

The papers are by DCWV- greens, Bazzill- blue, Georgia Pacific- white, Philadelphia Group- cloud paper.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

I am entering this card in:

CDAC Progressive Freebie challenge- http://priscillastyles.ning.com/group/cdac-progressive-freebie-challenges#?=

Lady Anne's Challenges Vickie's Anything Goes- http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/vickie-challenges.html

Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge- anything goes http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/birthdaycard/forum/topics/monday-greetings-card-challenge-april-29th-weekly-winner

Thanks for dropping by. I am always glad to see you. Edwina



Cute as a Button card

Hello, Today I am using a digi by Diane's Digital Designs. You can find it here  http://dianesdigitaldesigns.blogspot.com/ The sentiment is by Ginger's House. You can find it here http://gingershouse.blogspot.com/

Copics used are B000, B00, B01- lid, Y000, Y00, Y02- label, ( V04, V06, BV31, BV01, BV04- purples, Y15, Y17, Y02, Y06- yellows, B01, B05, B00- blues, R29, R35, R22- reds, G07, G03, YG41, YG01, YG06- greens, YR01, YR04, YR09- oranges) - buttons.

I cut out the jar of buttons and lid. I placed the jar on a doily I cut in half. Then used glue dots to add buttons as if falling out of the jar. I placed buttons in the corners.

The papers are by Recollections- purple, kraft paper, and gingham, Colorbok- blue, Georgia Pacific- white. The button paper is by Create with TLC. You can find it here http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/tlc4lo

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

I am entering this card in:

The Outlawz Twisted Thursday button challenge- http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/prismaandothermediums/forum/topics/the-outlawz-twisted-thursday-challenge-may-2-2013-add-a-button

Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge- http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/stamp-challenge.html

Digi Haven button challenge- http://digihaven.blogspot.ca/

Thanks for dropping by. I am always delighted to see you. Edwina


Spring card

Hello, Today I am using a digi set by Lila grey. You can find it here http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilagrey Doodle Dragon Studio is sponsoring the Inspirition challenge at CDAC. You can find Doodle Drago Designs here http://www.doodledragonstudios.com/ The sentiment is by Ginger's House. You can find it here http://gingershouse.blogspot.com/

Copics used are BG000, BG01, BG05, B000, B00, B01- blues, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG99- olive greens, Y17- yellow, E31, E57, E59- browns, W1, W3, W5- warm grays, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7- Cool grays, RV000, Rv00, RV02- pinks.

The papers are by Trimgym's Digi Stamps, Papers and Images. You can find them here http://trimgymsdigistampsandimages.blogspot.com/

The white paper is by Recollections.

The die cut is made using a Nestabilities die.

The card is 6" x 12 opened up. Folded up it is 4" x 6".

I am entering this card in:

CDAC Inspritions challenge- http://priscillastyles.ning.com/group/inspiration-challenge-group

The Outlawz paper a la mode anything goes challenge- http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/saturdayscarpbookingchallenge/forum/topics/paper-a-la-mode-april-27-may-3-anything-goes

Mother's Day card

Inside of my card.

Hello, Today i am using a digi by Imagine That. It is called "Rose Blessings set". You can find it here http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/  The inside sentiment is by Stamp Art Design by Kathryn. You can find it here http://stampartdesignbykathryne.blogspot.com/2013/04/talk-about-tuesday-free-sentiment-for_30.html  This is a free sentiment set.

I printed the rose with the sentiment then the rose by itself making sure it was the same size as the other one. I then printed the rose 3 times in the smaller size. I colored all of them. Then cut the one large rose out and all the small ones. Then I cut the larger roses leaves off and pop dotted it on top of the other one. I did the same thing to the little rose. I then took the other little rose and the left over leaves and decorated the inside of  my card.

Copics used are Y00, Y02, Y06, Y15, Y17, YR24- roses, YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99- leaves.

The pearls are ivory pearls color with Copic Y17.The pearls came from Miriam's crafting Supplies. You can find them here https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsCraftingSupplies

The embossed cardstock came from a friend.

The other papers are by Recollections-green print, Georgia Pacific- white.

The ribbon came from The Great American Ribbon Factory. It is a 4 loop bow I made.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

I am entering this card in:

Imagine That Rose Blessing challenge- http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/

Chocolate Coffee, and Cards- Mother's Day challenge-http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.com/

Lady Anne's Challenges  Sentimental Friday- http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/sentimental-friday.html

Thanks for dropping by. Have a good day. Edwina





How to use Shrink Plastic to make a Mother's Day gift


How to Use Shrink Plastic make a  Mother’s Day Gift

Supplies needed:

Ink Jet Shrink Plastic- “brands I used are Shrinky Dinks- white, and Grafix-clear”
Alcohol markers- “Copic markers”
Scissors
 Corner punch-“ Fiskars”
Hole punch
Heat gun
Parchment paper for baking I used Reynolds.
Painters tape
Embossing powder- iridescent
Embossing ink pad- “Tim Holtz Distressed embossing ink Pad”
Jewelry glue- E 6000 is best,  I used Beacons 3 in 1 glue.
Jewelry rings
Hair Barrettes
Ribbon
Stamp block
Wooden sticks- you may need 2 in case your plastic sticks to itself. This also helps you to keep the plastic from moving around too much.
Round toothpick

Supplies needed to make the Penny Pockets:

Cardstock a solid and a print
Paper trimmer
Scissors
Score Tape
ATG adhesive runner
Lace, Ribbon, and trims of choice- “brands used are by Really reasonable Ribbon, 3 Girl Jam, Walmart Fabric Department, and Great American Ribbon Company, Joann Fabrics” Some of the trims were bought by the yard.
Round object to help roll the cardstock I used a paint brush
Bone folder

Choose your digis that you want to use. Decided the sizes you want. I made mine 3 ½” and 2”.  I am using Heliose the Garden Gal, Flowers for Mom, Daisy Days, My Spring Garden, and Dragonfly Days. You can find them in the Robyn’s Fetish store here http://robynsfetish.com/  Print your digis onto the shrink plastic. You may need to hold it so it will go in easier depending on your printer.

Here are mine colored on both shrink plastics. I am using both so you can see the difference between them. I used Copics to color them.
white / clear 


Note:You need to color the digis about 3 times lighter than you would on cardstock. They deepen in color when they shrink. I used my lightest colors.

Copics used are:
E0000, E000, E00- skin, B000, B00, B01, B05, BG000- blues, YG01, YG03, YG95, G20- greens, Y000, Y02, Y04, YR21- yellows, YR00, YR02, Y17, YR07- oranges, R22- red,  W00, W1, W3- brown for shoes, E31, E33, E41- browns for hair, RV000, RV10, RV11- pinks.

Now cut your images apart so you can cut them into the shapes you want. I made rectangles for the larger digis and used a corner punch to round the corners.


For the smaller digis I am making them into charms. Make sure you punch a hole in the top. Using a regular hole punch. Anything smaller will not work as the hole will shrink close. Now cut the desire shape you want for your charm.



Set up your work station to shrink your plastic. I used Parchment paper and taped it down so it will not move around. The parchment paper will keep your plastic from sticking to the counter. I also put parchment paper on my stamp block so the plastic will not stick to it. You will use the stamp block to flatten the plastic when it has finished shrinking. While still hot.

Here are photos showing you what happens as you heat the plastic. Let cool before touching.





                                   These 2 photos show the plastic straightening back up.

The plastic after it has been pressed with a stamp block.

Note: “Do not touch the plastic when hot. It will burn you.” It is very hot.

This photo shows the difference in size between the plastic before shrinking and after shrinking. 

Once your plastic is shrunk you can emboss it. I embossed the back first. Then let it cool.  Once it is cool you can emboss the front. I embossed the clear plastic only. On the larger ones I did the back only.

I poured some embossing powder into a paper plate. Press the charm into the embossing ink pad. Make sure it is covered.

Then lay it in the embossing powder. Tap off the excess powder.

Stick a tooth pick into the hole of the charms to make sure there is not embossing powder in it.


Heat with the heat gun until the power melts and sparkles.

Now you are ready to make something with your plastic charms.

How to make a Penny Pocket:

Set up your work station.

Cut your solid and print cardstock into a 6 ½” x 6 ½” square. You will need a 3” x 3” square, and four 1” x 1” squares.

Now cut the 3” square and the print 6 ½” x 6 ½” square into triangles so you have to halves.

Fold the 6 ½” x 6 ½” solid square into a triangle. It is best to do this by bringing the one corner down to the other corner across from it. Hold in place and press a crease into the paper in the center of the fold.

Keep holding and press the fold down from the center out.

Using your permanent adhesive (ATG runner) outline the edges of the larger triangle.

Place this on one of the triangles on the folded one.

Now curl the triangle to form a cone shape. I used a paint brush to help so I would not crease the paper.

Shape the cone so it will be easier  when you glue it together.  As you can see I also check that it will line up right at this point.

Now put score take on the 1” squares. Place it on both sides.  Take off the tape paper and put the tabs in between to folded papers on one side.  Make sure you have one at the bottom and top.

 Note: Cut the corner off the one at the point so it will go inside the other side of the cone easier.  

Remove the papers from the score tape so you can put the tabs into the other side. Start at the point of the cone first.

Once the cone is together press the inside along the seams so that the paper and tape adhere together good. I used a bone folder to reach to the point. After pressing what I could with my fingers.

Using score tape put a line of it down the center of the seam on the back. Then a piece on each side. You may need to overlap it as you don’t want the tape wider than your ribbon. If this is the case remove the paper from the tape so you can overlap it.

Cut your ribbon so you have about ½” overlap on the bottom and 3” at the top.  About  12” of ribbon.


Now place your ribbon on the tape making sure the tape is covered. Start at the point of your pocket. Press into place.

Trim the point to remove the excess ribbon.

Now run two lines of adhesive along the long end of the smaller triangle.

Line the point of this triangle with the point of the cone. Make sure you let it over hang on top so you can fold it down in the back. About 3 /16”.

Press it down in the back starting in the center. As you go work from both sides. It is smoother this way. It also helps to keep your triangle in place.

Using your Score Tape put a piece along the inside at the very top of the front of the cone. Remove the paper cover and place a piece of gathered lace along the tape.  About  4” long. You want the lace to stick over the top.

Place Score Tape along the outside front part of the cone. Put your trim of choice here. About 4 ¼” long.

Note: If you are going to add charms along the front Make sure you thread the charms with twine or cord and put the cord or twine into the score tape before you place the trim on the front. You may need to cover the cord or twine with another piece of tape before adding the trim on top.

Using score tape outline the V of the triangle and the inside top edges of the pocket .

Remove the paper from the tape.  Now start at the left corner of the V and place your trim pressing down to make sure it is adhered as you go. Keep going till you meet back at the V. Cut the trim and make sure the edges meet up on the trim. About  13” long.



Now cut a piece of the ribbon 5”- 5 ½” to make a loop. Place score tape in the top of the cone alone the seam about about 1/4” and ½” down, about ½” wide stripe. Attach the one end of the ribbon, then using more tape if needed the other end making a loop.

Turn over and put the ribbon sticking up from the back through the loop.

Turn back over and place score tape along the seam on both sides about 1” down. Press the ribbon into place.


Now make a bow and using score tape tape it into place on top of the ribbon adhered there so it covers it.


Add your pin, charms or whatever you want now .


I glued pin backings onto some of the plastic images to give to my Mom in one of the Penny Pockets as a Mother’s Day gift.

Here are the Penny Pockets I made. I added a pin to the blue one, A charm to the bow of the orange one, and 3 charms to the pink one.

These are items I made with the Shrink Plastic. Hair barrettes top row. Charms and a dragonfly piece                            to use on a card later second row. Third row pins for Mom.  

   Here is a Mother's Day card using some of the shrink plastic.

Notes: There are pros and cons to both brands. 

Shrinky Dinks- white plastic- Is much easier to see when you color it, but the black ink comes off onto your markers as you color them and you are constantly having to clean your marker tip. I did this by getting a piece of white cardstock and would scribble with it to get the black ink off. I will use the paper later as distressed pieces on cards. Shrinky Dinks does not keep it shape very well when it shrinks. It is fine for some things but not for others. The charms being smaller kept their shape better.You can color Shrinky Dinks after it is shrunk. I colored the edges to get rid of the white edge and touched up the sky. If you plan on making earrings you will need 2 layers. You will need one of the image flipped to go with the other one. Then glue them together. Make sure you punch holes in the same spot for earrings on both pieces.

Grafix- clear plastic-. It is harder to see what you are doing. I placed a piece of white cardstock under it so I could see it better. The black ink does not come off onto your markers. This is a big plus I used about half the ink as I did on the other. Grafix keeps it shape. It makes prettier jewelry. The embossing looks great on it. You can see the design through onto the back, so if you make earrings you only need one layer. Grafix opens back up better than Shrinky Dinks. 

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. I had a lot of fun making my Mom a gift and card and sharing it with you. See you next time. Edwina 

I saw Penny Pockets first at Really Reasonable Ribbon- http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/

There are a few tutorials at Split Coast Stamper on Shrink Plastic-