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A Baker’s Dozen Cards Using Graphic 45 Botanical Tea

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Hi everyone!  I was sitting here at my crafty desk a few nights ago looking at the remains of my last mini album using Graphic 45′s Botanical Tea Collection.  I had the odd scatterings of pieces of papers and bits from the flowers, envelopes, flags, stickers, chipboard, well you get the jist.  I’m sure you’ve been in the same spot.  I was going to just bundle it into one neat and tidy little package and then thought how silly why don’t I just make a card or two.

I got out my go to white cardstock.  It’s 110# basic white 8 1/2″ x 11″ which I cut each piece in half leaving me with the standard A2 size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ after scoring in the middle.  I had some flowers I’d already made and a few fairly decent sized pieces of decorative paper but the rest really was just little snippets of leftovers.  I started with one card


I gathered up some dies I wanted to use if possible, the Marianne Designs Vintage Swirls, Tim Holtz On the Edge Distressed Doily by Sizzix and Sizzix Ornate Frame #3 to use with some of the pieces.  I fussy cut some elements from the papers and also the front cover of the paper pad, like the butterfly above, leaves, flowers, etc and Glossy Accented or Crystal Lacquered them to help them pop.  I also used some Wink of Stella here and there to give them that shimmery look.  A few pieces of ribbon, lace, flowers, bling from my stash and before you know it my one little lone card had evolved into a baker’s dozen, thirteen cards!!! I provided a few links here to see these product selections:

Bakers Dozen1

I was really surprised at how quickly they all came together, now mind you I didn’t overly layer the decorative papers on the top, I really didn’t have enough to do that, anP1130220d I didn’t finish the inside but instead left them blank to add the appropriate sentiments to when I’m ready to mail.  I did quilt-piece a lot of the papers together, this is really simple to do and can give you some interesting mats for your embellishments on your cards.  Simply cut a mat at least the size of your card front and cover it entirely with sticky tape, don’t use wet glue it dries too quickly and you want to have time to pick and choose your papers.  Take strips or pieces of papers and start arranging them onto the glued side.  When everything’s covered trim flush to the edge and then trim again to the desired size you’d like your
mat.  I did that on three of the cards and love the look!

Check out my video below, I won’t be doing a ‘how to make it’ more like a ‘show and tell’ of all thirteen cards.  Graphic 45′s Botanical Tea collection is perfect for a set of cards like this and what a perfect gift a set of five or six cards would be.  You wouldn’t even need to box them, just tie them with some lovely seem binding or ribbons and perhaps stick in a couple of your favorite teas on top for a bow.  What a lovely ‘thinking of you’ gift this would be.  Oh yes, I almost forgot, I did make envelopes for each card, they were either cut from discarded wallpaper books (I love these best because they are sturdier than paper) or from loose sheets of this and that paper I had tucked back.  I also added a strip of scor-tape along the top flap leaving the top paper on so that whomever I give the set of cards to can just peel the paper and glue the envelope shut.

I hope you’ll be tempted and inspired to make a collection of cards too.  Here’s the video on youtube as well: Graphic 45 Cards video

Thanks for watching and Happy Scrappin’!


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4500889: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 12×12 Paper Pad

4500895: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Chipboard 1

4500896: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Chipboard 21

 4500893: Graphic 45 Botanical Stickers

4500896: Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Chipboard

4500892: Graphic 45 Tags and Pockets

657496: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations On teh Edge Die – Distressed Doily

LR071: Marianne Designs Vintage Swirls dies

656578: Sizzix Ornate Frame #3

Scor Tape 203 & 202: Sizes 1/2″ and 1/4″

Supplies from my stash:  White cardstock; laces; ribbons; twine; flowers; bling; wet glue; Glossy Accents; Crystal 3D Lacquer; Wink of Stella glitter pen, Stickles, Distress inks; Kaisercraft Droplets; Martha Stewart Scalloped Square 1″ punch; Lace Ribbon Border Punch

Tim Holtz Distressed Doily Cards

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Are you a fan of Pinterest?  I sure am, it can be down right addicting at times!  But it also has a wealth of inspiration.  I ran across a card the other day where they had used a doily type die for the front of their card and I thought hmmmm I have Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge Distressed Doily Die and I’ve never used it!  Time to get that puppy out and play.  This is the result -


I just love how it turned out!  I cut the doily across the bottom half of my card base front leaving the fold intact.  Then I cut another doily from the Tim Holtz Wallflower paper collection to shadow over top.  You can actually cut both together. I’m using the Sizzix Big Shot, you’ll need to try it with your machine and also take into account the weight of your cardstock that you’re making the card base from.  I found that if I placed my card base next to the die and then the lighter weight decorative paper over top I could cut them both at the same time.  It takes trial and error to see how your machine works.  But never fear, if you cut them separately as I did this first card (in the photo above) just offset the doilies if they don’t line up.  I dropped the top one down just a smidge as well.


See how there”s space between the layers?  I used foam adhesive dots to pop the decorative layer out from the card base and attached it directly to the cardstock along the bottom.  This gives great dimension.  I trimmed both layers above doily so the front is almost cut in half.  I tied the front and back together with seam binding I’d dyed using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Forest Moss.


On the inside I used a stamp from JustRite Stampers Black Eyed Susan Vintage Labels Five for my sentiment.  This was done with Black embossing powder to give it just a little lift and mounted onto a Spellbinders Labels 36.  The birds and leaves are fussy cut from the paper and positioned to the side of the sentiment.  Tucked back behind is a frayed piece of burlap and on the right hand bottom I inked and tucked in a flourish from Marianne Designs Vintage Swirls.


Here’s another card which you’ll see along with a third in the video.  This is the same principle but this time turning the die upside down and leaving the card base intact and folding it into an easel card, propped open by the robin that’s been popped up on the inside.  Check out the video as I walk you step by step in the creation of the first card above and examples of two others.  Plus ideas on how to enhance the back of the cards.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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657496: Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge Distressed Doily Die

7CR-04835: JustRite Black-Eyed Susan Vintage Labels Five set of 20 clear stamps

S4-418: Spellbinders Lablels 36

LR071Marianne Designs Vintage Swirls Dies

TH93110: Tim Holtz Wallflower Collection

60020122: Joy!Crafts Elegant Card Stand

658300: Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit

656499: Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin Dies

207: Scor Tape 1?

Supplies from my Stash:  cardstock, Tim Holtz Distress ink, black bling for bird’s eyes, seam binding, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, heat tool, black embossing powder, foam adhesives, scrap of burlap


JustRite Stampers Coffee Cup Cards

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014


JustRite Stampers designs the most versatile dies and stamps, I’ve used several of them on today’s cards.  I stamped the JustRite Coffee Cup Stamp on Stratmore Watercolor Paper.  This is a nice 90# weight (190 gsm) paper and wonderful for a card base.   I double matted the coffee accent with papers from Kaisercraft’s Storyteller 6 1/2″ paper pad and added flourishes top and bottom from  Marianne Designs Vintage Swirls to finish off the card front.  Oh yes, I used my Corner Chomper to add a decorated corner edge all around.


The stamped image was colored using my water brush and various Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I used JustRite’s Vintage Labels Five Dies to triple cut the stamped and colored coffee cup image.  By using all but the smallest die you come out with 3 layers to add a great dimensional accent to the card front.


Inside has as much going on as the outside, I love having a finished inside to my cards.  I used JustRite’s Vintage Labels Six Dies to cut the pink mat and then stamped my sentiment (from Penny Black’s Special Wishes Stamps Set) on the watercolor paper and cut it with another die from the Vintage Labels Six Dies.  Adding a lovely flourish from Marianne Designs Vintage Swirls dies just adds the right amount of ta-da to the inside.  To complete the inside I used the negative space that was left when I die cut the flourish and pounced some pink ColorBox chalk ink through the cutout (my own home made stencil!). Because the flourishes were cut with the watercolor paper they are sturdy and will provide many stencil uses for future cards.

This weeks video will walk you step by step on how to create this card and also show you how to add ink to your Gold Spellbinders dies to incorporate a unique stamped effect when you cut your die.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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JB-04830: JustRite Custom Dies Vintage Labels Six Dies

JB-04825: JustRite Custom Dies Vintage Labels Five Dies

CL-02002: JustRite Coffe Cup Cling Stamps

PP937: Kaisercraft Storyteller 6 1/2″ Paper Pad

LR071: Marianne Designs Vintage Swirls Dies

30-229: Penny Black Special Wishes Clear Stamps

S4-432: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Gold Corbels 7 Accents

658300: Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit

656499: Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin Dies

207: Scor Tape 1″

Supplies from my Stash: Various Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Water brush, Stratmore Watercolor Paper, ColorBox Chalk Ink, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, ATG,  Corner Chomper


Exquisite Cards Using Marianne Creatables Dies!

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

I received my first Marianne Design dies and couldn’t wait to make a couple of cards with them.  Beautifully etched designs give you cuts with deep impressions and wonderful details.  Marianne Perlot started her Dutch owned company in 1994 in the Netherlands.  She has created a collection of dies that will give your projects outstanding detail.  Please note these dies are imported and may take a little longer for delivery, but believe me it’s well worth the wait!!!


By using a standard A2 size card (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ when folded) you can create a double swing effect on the front by cutting the die on each end.  Here I’ve used Anja’s Vintage Decoration which gives you this beautiful, decorative edge to each side when folded inward.  I tied the two sides together with Hug Snug seam binding which I had tea dyed making it the perfect match for the decorative papers from Heartfelt Creations Daphne Papers (Gateway to the Seasons collection).  I only have a few sheets of this paper left but luckily had a scrap with the word LOVE still intact.  Since this is to be an anniversary card it was just the perfect scrap of decorative paper.


Making a card like this requires you to cut two bases one standard size 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and one just a tad smaller 8 1/2″ by 5 1/4″.  By trimming just 1/4″ you can attach the decorative topper with the tied front to the top of your card base, thus giving you two openings to your card.  I added a corner cut using the Marianne Design Anja’s Rose Corner Large (you need to snip it from the paper to use it freely this way) and then I tucked a little note card inside for a message).


Inside I used Spellbinders Luscious Labels One cutting the two largest mats.  I popped the top one up by using a scrap of chipboard cut to the size of the solid square.  By using a solid piece this way, instead of foam adhesive squares, you have a solid surface to either stamp or write your sentiment on.  To complete the inside I used another Marianne Design Die Anja’s Vintage Swirls which has two fantastic lacy flourishes.  I used one top and one bottom.

Check out my video,  I’ll walk you through step by step the process of making this card and another in black.  It’s amazing how different cards can look by changing the color scheme.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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LR0214: Marianne Design Creatable Die Anja’s Rose Corner Large

LR0271: Marianne Design Creatable  Die Anja’s Vintage Swirls

LR0269: Marianne Design Creatable  Die Anja’s Vintage Decoration

S4-426: Spellbinders Luscious Labels One

HCDP1 234: Heartfelt Creation Daphne 12×12 Paper Pack, part of the Gateway to the Seasons Collection

658300: Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit

Supplies from my Stash: Hug Snug seam binding; Cardstock – white and black; Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive; ATG tape; Kaisercraft 75 cent collection scraps

Delicate Doilies-Bright and Beautiful

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Nothing says beautiful like a Delicate Doilies from Spellbinders. This die-cut set has been begging to be used and this week I am giving them the main focus. The following project had me using my Cuttlebug more than I have in the last couple weeks.


Here is the large doilie I used on the cuttlebug. My selection of paper is from Heartfelt Creations :Majestic Morning. I chose this paper pack because it has bright colors already color coordinated and with one 12×12 sheet I got 4 colors to use on this lovely project.



Once my doilies were cut, I used Marianne Designs: Collectables die-cut banner  and stamp set to cut my perfect banner. Then I stamped the “Bright and Beautiful” in Memento Cottage Ivy.



Now its time to assemble everything. Place your background sheet on your card, next layer your doilies on the card. Third place your stamped banner with 3D foam adhesives. Place your Want 2 Scrap pearls and tie a ribbon. Tada!  For a step-by-step please check out my video.




The products used on this project:


S5-205 Spellbinders Delicate Doilies

COL1324- Marianne Designs Collectables Die with Banners and Text EveryDay

 HCDP1 Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning Paper Collection

4039 Want 2 Scrap Beautiful Bling Strips in White

Scor- Tape

Memento Ivy Cottage Pigment Ink

Foam Adhesive



Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!






Glittered “Heart Pops” Card

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Today my card is a Valentine featuring the “Heart Pops” die by Die-Versions.  This is a new die, and when I saw it I knew it was a must have.  It is just so much fun, and depending on how you use it makes a great Valentine for all ages.   It can also be used for a variety of projects other than those for Valentines Day.

love in air

I used a glittering technique for this card that features Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal.  It is a simple technique, although it may take a little practice on something as intricate as this die.

I started out with a 6”x6” sheet of Scor-Tape.  These sheets have liners on both sides, making it possible to die cut the Scor-Tape.  I cut the heart balloons from the Scor-Tape.  The Die-Versions dies cut very nicely, and I didn’t have any problems with “no cut” areas, etc.  Just do whatever you normally do with your die cutting machine for intricate dies (run it through a second time, add a shim, etc.) and it will be fine. When it comes to removing the shape from the die, just be careful and remember that you have a layer of tape and two layers of liner, so you don’t want to rip, etc.  Work gently to free the image from the die.

Next I prepared the layers for my card.  I cut a 4.25” x 5.5” piece of red cardstock as the background layer.  Then I cut a patterned cardstock to 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” (my pink hearts are from a 6×6 paper pad by Pebbles called “Yours Truly”).  I embossed the background layer using “Ornate Swirls” by Sizzix.

This next step is the one that can be a little tricky — placing the Scor-Tape balloons on the patterned paper.  This is not difficult, but does take a little patience.   First I carefully removed the brown liner from the balloons.  I find it easiest to take one balloon at a time – remove the liner to the string and carefully trim off the liner (leaving the liner on the strings and other balloons intact).  Then I placed that balloon on the cardstock before moving on to the next one.  The tricky part is that sometimes the Scor-Tape comes up with the brown liner, and then it is very easy for it to get out of its intended shape, etc.  I used my tools, etc. – tweezers, picks (like you use to get the small pieces out of dies), etc. – adding fingers to the mix just makes things worse.  Again, it’s important to just work slowly and calmly through this, one balloon at a time.  Once the liner was removed from all three balloons and all were in place on the cardstock, I removed the liner from the strings and set those into place.  The strings also consist of some fairly thin pieces of Scor-Tape that may not exactly go where you want them to go – just have patience and use your tools (picks, tweezers, etc.) to guide them into place.  Once the liner was fully removed, I pressed all of the pieces into the cardstock so that there was a strong bond (if it hasn’t fully adhered, glitter will get underneath, and the image may try to lift up off of the paper).

The hard part is over now – the rest is pure fun!  I placed my card layer on a thin piece of paper (copier-weight paper, for example).   I opened the jar of glitter and set it to the side of the paper.  Then I removed the top Scor-Tape liner from the image.  This should be fairly easy, although you’ll want to be a little careful here to make sure that you don’t pull up the Scor-Tape also.  Once the Scor-Tape was exposed, I added glitter to cover the tape image.  I used a microfine glitter for my project, and that can get everywhere – so I always try to only shake out a little more than is needed, keeping most of it in the bottle.  When the image was covered, I used my finger to lightly press the glitter onto the tape.   Then I tapped off the excess glitter onto the lightweight paper, and used a soft bristled brush to continue removing the excess glitter from the card front.  (You can easily fold the lightweight paper and guide the unused glitter back into the jar.)

The next step is to burnish the image.  I simply rubbed my finger over the glittered area.  This loosens any excess glitter that remains, and also revitalizes the glitter that adheres to the Scor-Tape to bring back the “sparkle”.  This is a very important step, but clearly the easiest.  Once the entire image was burnished, I used my brush again to remove any excess glitter from the project.  Please see this short video for a demonstration of the glittering technique.

To finish the card,  I used ¼” Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal to attach the glittered layer to the back layer.  I also used the Scor-Tape to attach the ribbon and bow.  I cut a red heart (same paper as the background) using one of the “Rustic HeartsDie-namics dies by My Favorite Things.  I stamped the sentiment on the heart.  I used my Quickie glue pen to draw a small heart next to the sentiment, and covered the glue with Warm  Highlight glitter by Glitter Ritz.  It takes just a short time for the glue to dry (about 5 minutes), and when it’s dry you can brush off the excess glitter and burnish the little heart.  I attached the sentiment using a low dimensional adhesive.  That’s it – the card front is finished!

love in air

Tip – When you’ve die cut as much as possible from your 6″ x 6″ Scor-Tape sheet, don’t throw it away or recycle it as you would with paper.  It’s Scor-Tape, and is still a fabulous adhesive!  You just need to cut those remaining pieces as needed, and use them on other projects.  The pieces aren’t always very uniform, etc. but that won’t matter.  The only difference is that you need to remove the liner from both sides, etc.  No waste . . . how cool is that!

Supply List:

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal – 6”x6” squares

Die-Versions Die – “Heart Pops

My Favorite ThingsRustic HeartsDie-Namics die -  (for the sentiment)

Microfine glitter – I used Glitter Ritz cranberry  and warm highlight

Glue pen – I used a quickie glue pen

Soft paintbrush – to brush away excess glitter

Picks (to remove small pieces from a die) and tweezers

Cardstock – lightly patterned and coordinating backing layer

Embossing folder – I used “Ornate Swirls” by Sizzix

Several sheets of thin paper (copier paper) to catch excess glitter

Die cutting machine – I used my Grand Calibur by Spellbinders

Sentiment stamp – I used “Love is in the Air” by Impression Obsession

Black Versafine ink

Adhesive – I used ¼” Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal and a low dimensional adhesive


For those that are interested in the supplies on the video – I used one of the dies from the Marianne Creatables Die Hearts set.  They are just too cute, and the perfect size for many projects!  The glitter that I used was Peony Pink microfine glitter by Elizabeth Crafts.  I’ve included pictures of the glittered heart from the video, and the Marianne dies below.

glittered heart  marianne heart die

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


SpellbindersQuickutzProvoCraftScore-PalSizzixGraphic 45Die Cuts With A ViewMy Minds EyeHeartfelt CreationsJustRite Stampers