Dusting Off the Flower Punches

The other day I was poking through the punches in my stash when I came across all of my flower punches. I thought to myself, “Wow! I haven’t used these for awhile!”

I grabbed some scraps I had laying on my desk and spent the next hour punching, curling petals, and combining shapes onto simple brads.

I had forgotten how much I love making paper flowers! It was a blast!

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I even created a couple more flowers with my Silhouette Cameo machine.

Next, I grouped them all together on my desk for a quick snapshot. I loved the way they looked so much that right then and there I hot glued them to a card front.

I stamped out a simple sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Remarkable You stamp set … added a few die cut leaves using the Echo Park Spring Flowers Die … and called it good! Simple kraft colored photo corners finish it off.

I left my little creation out on my desk and have been enjoying it ever since!

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What tools in your craft room have you been neglecting lately? Pull them out and put them to use … I’m willing to bet that you will have a great time and remember how much you love using them!

Have a great day!
JanaBold

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Carta Bella Paper: Hello Fall Cards

There is something about fall that makes me want to take time to connect with friends and family. Why not send your loved ones a fun fall-themed card in the mail?
Today I have a couple of cards that would be perfect created with the Carta Bella Paper Hello Fall collection.
I couldn’t resist creating a card centered around my favorite tag from the Frames & Tags Ephemera Pack … Yep! The one that says, “I’m Just Here for the Pie.” Haha!
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I used the Chestnut Brown Linen Cardstock for my card base and then built up a background of the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper (multi-colored chevron) and Pumpkin Spice Paper. Aren’t those squirrels adorable?!
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This next card features the adorable truck from the Hello Fall collection. Just looking at that cute truck makes me want to go on a hay ride through a pumpkin field!
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I added a bit of twine and the decorative brads to give this card some texture!
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Do you enjoy sending handmade cards to people you know?
JanaBold

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More Shimelle Go Now Go

Happy Thursday, friends! I’m back with two more projects using a homemade kit I put together featuring the Shimelle Go Now Go collection.

CAMP FUN

At this point with my homemade kit I had lots of scraps left … I decided to see if I could layer them up to create a resting spot for some more camping photos. Here is the result!

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I had purchased several of these Pebbles sticker sets at the American Crafts Warehouse Sale last year to give to some teenage girls at my church to use in a journaling project. I had a couple of sets left and thought they looked adorable with the Go Now Go paper on this page.

The flowers in the tin can was perfect for these camping photos … it’s a subtle nod to all the times we collect wildflowers and display them on the campground picnic table in a paper cup or left over tin can from dinner. Ha!

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My goal was to do what I could to use up as many of the supplies as I could from my homemade kit … including the letters. I really like the way the bright green pops off of the page! I added more of the Pebbles stickers to decorate the open space to the left of the title and sprinkled in my favorite Stampin’ Up Metallic Enamel Shape stickers (seriously! I love these things! I have been using them on EVERYTHING lately!)

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A line of red stitching around the edge adds the perfect finishing touch!

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Cardstock: White, Navy, Red
Patterned Paper: Shimelle Go Now Go, October Afternoon, American Crafts, HSN
Chipboard Letters: Bella Blvd. Ciao Chip – Simply Simona Pickle Juice
Stickers: Pebbles Walnut Grove
Metallic Enamel Shapes by Stampin’ Up
Triple Banner Punch by Stampin’ Up
White Crochet Twine
Mist: Studio Calico Mr. Huey’s in Dewey
Sewing Machine/Red Thread
Black Journaling Pen
Adhesive/Foam Squares

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“HI” CARD

While I had everything out on my table, I decided to use up what I could by creating a card.

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I layered together leftover bits of the patterned papers and then added stickers and a sentiment with the chipboard letters.

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The result is a cute card I would be proud to give to a friend!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my homemade kit projects these past couple of days. Tomorrow I will be back with a fun back-to-school layout I created for Bella Blvd.

Bye for now!
JanaBold

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Stampin’ Up: Carols of Christmas

Are you itching to get ahead on your Christmas cards before the busy fall season sets in? Check out the Carols of Christmas products by Stampin’ Up. This is an early release from their upcoming Holiday Catalog and they graciously sent me a set to play with. Squeal!!!

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Here are a few cards I came up with using the Carols of Christmas Bundle (Clear Stamps and Die Set). (They can also be purchased separately HERE.)

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Deck the Halls with Poinsettias Card

For this card, I used the frame builder die on the white card base. I then backed the openings with green, red, and navy cardstock. Next, I cut a rectangle from the Echo Park Paper Deck the Halls 6×6 Paper Pad to place in the center of the card, and the proceeded to build up my design from there.

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I used the Banner Triple punch (one of my favorite punches EVER!) to create the layered banners behind the circle sentiment. The sentiment is stamped in red (from my stash) and Emerald Envy Ink. I then added a couple of clusters of the stamped poinsettias in the same inks as accents. The flowers get a touch of sparkle with rhinestone centers.

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Peace on Earth Card

I couldn’t resist using the night sky die cut across the top of this card. I used Navy Blue Felt Designer Cardstock for the background of the card, backing the moon and stars with a scrap of glitter paper from my stash.

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The sentiment is stamped with Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron Inks by Stampin’ Up. I then hand cut a few snowy hills and a winter pine tree (Carols of Christmas Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies).

I added a few gems from my stash to over the circular stars, embellishments for the sentiment, and as accents around the deer at the bottom of the card.

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Deck the Halls Ornament Card

This last card was a lot of fun! I began by stamping the ornaments across the top of the card front using Crumb Cake Ink. I then stamped  the ornaments on a scrap piece of paper in Night of Navy, Emerald Envy, and red inks.

After cutting the ornaments out with the coordinating die, I added them to the card with thin foam squares. I then stamped some sparkles around the ornaments with Mint Macaron ink.

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I stamped the sentiment in both Emerald Envy and red inks and then used fine detail scissors to cut out each word. I then popped the phrase up on thin foam squares on a strip of Navy Blue Felt Designer Cardstock (Carta Bella Paper), accenting the top and bottom of the Navy strip with Scarlet Red Felt Designer Cardstock (Carta Bella Paper). The striped strip of patterned paper at the bottom of the card is again from the Deck the Halls 6×6 Paper Pad by Echo Park Paper.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my take on cards using the Stampin’ Up Carols of Christmas Clear Mount Bundle!

Happy Crafting!
JanaBold

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