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Friday, August 28, 2015

Flowers and Bears
and the Very Best of Pinterest Pins

My most recent card projects inspired by Pinterest pins are as follows:

Sentiment by Papertrey, Inc:
Signature Greetings

Flower Stamp by SU:
Think Happy Thoughts

one layer card
Original Pin HERE

...and I must try this variation on Pinterest using the same masking technique --- perhaps I can modify it for a Thanksgiving card:

Painted Petals card by Heidi Baks
Original Pin HERE

I needed some get well cards and I finally had a chance to use my new Posy Trio bear set from Lili of the Valley:

...and a tone on tone version:

Sentiments from SU:
Thoughts and Prayers

My Pinterest pin inspiration:

LOTV - Posy Trio #card
Original Pin HERE

Friday, August 21, 2015

Dragonfly Dies, Halloween
and the Very Best of Pinterest Pins

I bought a new dragonfly die from Spellbinders called Dragon Delight using my 40% off Cut at Home VIP coupon this month:

Spellbinders | Dragon Delight

These are the very first cards I made with it:

Signature Greetings by Papertrey Ink
Wavy Wishes by Hero Arts

I also tried this same layout idea using the butterfly dies from Memory Box called Isabella Butterfly (solid butterfly blue layer) and Rhone Butterfly Wings (lacy butterfly white layer):

This was my Pinterest pin inspiration card:

handmade card from stamping up north ... white and mint ...background on top of printed paper ... wide punched trellis border ... dragonfly die cuts ... beautiful!
Original Pin HERE

Here are a few other dragonfly card pins:

Related image
Original Pin HERE

Spellbinders Dragon Delight die - Google Search
Original Pin HERE

Enjoy Today by frenziedstamper - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Original Pin HERE

More dragonfly pins can be found HERE.

I'm starting to think about Halloween projects and this easy candy popper treat from Chic'n Scratch caught my eye:


She has included a video HERE and a nice set of written instructions HERE. Her project uses a 4.5" x 6" piece of DSP scored along the 4.5" side at 1", 2", 3" and 4". It makes a nice little box to hold a few sweet treats. I made these two up in no time using the envelope punch board, SU's oval punch and Martha Stewart's bat punch:


Friday, August 7, 2015

One Sheet Bags and Boxes
from the
Very Best of Pinterest Pins

My college roommate from nearly 40 years ago is coming soon to visit and I'm already planning some surprises for her. This first clever idea from Pootles will be the perfect thing to hold some of these surprises...PLUS...the best part of all....these three items were made from only one sheet of DSP!

3 Bags from one sheet of Stampin' Up! UK Designer Series Paper (Tutorial!)
Original Pin HERE

She has a wonderful video tutorial  HERE and all of the measurements are on her blog if you click HERE. The picture below shows how to cut the one sheet of 12" x 12" DSP:

Here is my version of this project below. I'll need to put ribbon and embellishments on the bag and box after I add the small gifts.

Click HERE for a nice board on Pinterest filled with loads of box, tote and bag ideas to make.