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Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Wooden Spoon Project - Earth Safe Finishes

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
Here with my post for Earth Safe Finishes
Remember all ESF Products are VOC free!
This week I am featuring a quick little up cycle project using a wooden spoon hubster found at The Goodwill Store.  I trashed my original project because it was just "UGLY!"
Earth Safe "Chalk It Up" Paints eliminate the need for a gesso base coat.  Since I decided my original project was just "not right," I had to create this project in about two hours so not needing that additional coat was a great timesaver!
So sorry I did not get a picture of my pretty little butterfly nestled in the bottom bouquet!
I had fun playing with the Lavendar Cream and Plum Preserves.  Trying to get the gradation just right was challenging.  The color change is not as subtle as I hoped, but it works!

Supplies Used:

Earth Safe Finishes "Chalk It Up" - Lavender Cream and Plum Preserves
Earth Safe Finishes "Chalk It Up" - No VOC Varnish
Craft Designer 1.5" Vine Wreath
15mm Berry Beads
Flowers of your choice
Flatback Pearls


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Challenge #217 - Shopping Our Stash - Put A Bird On It

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

I am so happy to be able to do a little creating this week.  After three weeks of "bed rest," I started looking forward to trips to the bathroom! :D)

This week at Shopping Our Stash, we are only asking that you "PUT A BIRD ON IT!"

I conceived this project as a "flip" card, but was not at all happy with the look of the bird cage, 
so I kept the flip fold, but opted to just glue the bird cage.
The fold gives the design a nice graphic.  I wanted a ribbon tie closure but that felt like overkill!

The papers are from the Graphic 45 Ladies' Diary Collection
 The Stamps are Gina K., and of course, the Bird and Cage Dies are Tim Holtz

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Quietfire - Thank You - Boxed Set

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

This post features my final projects as a Guest Designer for Quietfire Creations.  
One of the products provided by Quietfire was their Floral Thank You (Item #5833.)  
The versatility of this rubber stamp set is a delight for the card crafter's heart!  

A Boxed Thank You Card Set allows the use of all stamps in the Collection
 and Gingko biloba (Item #5855) (The Gingko biloba card is not pictured below)

Directions for creating the box and lid can be found HERE  Thanks, PootlesPapercraft for the wonderful tutorial! 
I chose not to show all the cards I created for this project.  
The box accomodates 8 cards with envelopes

 I also created this combination Gift Card/Treat Box project using the "Thank You" sentiment!

These little boxes are easy to construct and and a perfect vehicle for the "Thank You" sentiment.
I originally planned to create a box using the same papers, but I was out of Teresa Collin's "Fabrications."  Hershey's Kisses look great in these boxes but all I had on hand were some Chiclets!

Directions for creating the Gift Card/Treat Box can be found HERE.   Thanks, PootlesPapercraft for the wonderful tutorial!

Materials Used:
Gift Card Box
Quietfire Rubber Stamps: Floral Thank You, Gingko biloba, Raindrops are like Fairy Whispers
Teresa Collins Fabrications 8"x8" Designer Paper Pad
Tattered Angels High Impact Pigment - Tan
Prima Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon - August 2015 Club Assortment
Fairy Dust Glitter
Gift Card/Treat Box
Quietfire Rubber Stamp:  Thank You
Bazill Textured Card Stock
Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Petaloo Vlvet Mini Blossoms - Dark Blue
Petaloo Chantilly Collection Velvet Hydrangeas - Blue
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - 
Adams' Chiclets Candy Gum

Thanks so much for stopping by!   
HUGZ, Chana