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I got some good news!

Yes, I got some good news to share with you today: His mercies are NEW every morning! And there is no way I could be here speaking to you through this post without God's mercy. As his mercies renew we too strenghten and find a way to wake up, get out of our beds and keep going.

This week at Classy Cards 'n Such we have a challenge that we'd love you to join: Time For A "New Year" - Use something new you just received and add some glitter and/or bling. I have been blessed recently with many new goodies, so I used some of them to make my card for today, and I also added some sparkle for the challenge!


I started out by die cutting my card base with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics. Then I added a patterned paper layer die cut with Our Daily Bread Designs' Flourished Star Pattern set, that I adhered with 1/2" Scor-Tape.

I created a central border with two individual borders die cut with Our Daily Bread Designs' Beautiful Borders. Next I added a…

Floral Postcard Tag

Merry Christmas! I hope you've had a great time surrounded by family and friends! May our saviour Jesus continue to fill your hearts and homes with his never ending mercy and love! Today I have the pleasure of sharing a card I created with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such! This time I created a vintage card with lots of stamping and a few die cuts.

I like to use tags on cards. I think it's a nice twist that gives a card a different look. Today's card is the perfect example!


I started out by die cutting a beige base layer using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A. Then I also die cut a beautiful border with the very new Spellbinders Mary Border Strip and three small medallions with Fancy Label Tags Two.

I adhered the beige layer to the brown card base with 1/2" Scor-Tape. Next I attached the border on the side and then I added a piece of pink ribbon on top of it. I also adhered the three small medallions on top of the border. Once I added all the die cuts I mounted…

Rustic Christmas Ornament Tag

First and foremost, merry Christmas! May you and your loved ones rejoice and enjoy each other's company as you celebrate the birth of our saviour Jesus. Since these dates are also about sharing and giving to others, I decided to make a very simple but elegant project that's perfect for Christmas gift bags or wrapped presents. I made an ornament shaped tag, embellished with a big burlap bow stamped with polka dots.



Supplies
Ann Butler's 2″ Stripes. Dots. Hearts Faux Quilting Stamps by Unity
Clearsnap Crafter's Ink in Snow
Colorbox embossing powder in white
Beacon's Premium Tacky Glue
Spellbinders Victoria Accents
Spellbinders Circles Small
Fancy Pants Artist Edition Burlap Bows
Stampin' Up Jewels Basic Rhinestones
Gina K. Designs Gold string
Leather textured cardstock in white and light brown

This an easy tag to make, and the result is great. Personalizing your embellishments definitely makes a difference! To learn how I made it, click here to be directed to the Ann Butl…

Vintage Santa

I have Christmas card to share today, a card I made with beautiful paper crafting products from Classy Cards 'n Such store! I wanted to make an elegant, neutral colored card that would work well for both a man and a woman. I used beige tones, mixing matte and metallic cardstocks to achieve a classic design.



Supplies
Spellbinders New Fancy Label Tags Two
Our Daily Bread Designs Vintage Flourish Pattern
Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty-Four
Baby Pearls - LeCreme

I started off by printing a vintage Santa image on Pearl White Linen cardstock. Then I added glitter glue to make the Christmas tree image stand out. I then die cut the image with Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags Two. I mounted the image on another label die cut with Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty-Four.

To decorate my card base I added a gorgeous frame die cut with Our Daily Bread Designs' Vintage Flourish set. I adhered two smaller die cuts from Fancy Label Tags Two to the top and bottom of the frame and added a p…

A Look Back to ODBD's December Release!

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread DesignsDecember Release! This is such a versatile and beautiful release. I've had so much fun using the stamps and the gorgeous dies. In this occasion I made a card with a delicate vintage look and lots of dimension


Supplies 
GILDED GATE DIES
MINI TAG DIES
VINTAGE FLOURISH PATTERN DIES
THE GATE Stamp Set
ADMIT THREE (Clear Stamps)
CHRISTMAS COLLECTION 2014 6x6 PAPER PAD

To make my card I started off by die cutting my card base using the Vintage Flourish Pattern die. Then I adhered two labels on the center, from the same set, a polka dot patterned label and a smaller label where I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from The Gate stamp set. I stenciled the sentiment label with two different inks too.

I stamped and heat embossed in white three tickets from Admit Three and the gate from The Gate stamp set and then die cut all the stamped images with their coordinating dies from the Mini Tags and the Gilded Gate die sets. Next I sponged th…

Blog Hop + Blog Candy!

Welcome to the Ann Butler Designs/ETI Blog Hop! Since last month Ann Butler Designs team has shared many projects using beautiful resin pieces created with Enviromental Technologies products. Today, both ABD and ETI's designers are teaming up to share a variety of projects to inspire you. But not only do we have lots of ideas to share, we also have an amazing prize for you too!
I made a tag to share with you today. To make it I used many products from both ABD and ETI. I will guide you through the process with step by step instructions.


1. I die cut a window border on a kraft cardstock tag.
2. Then I roughly stamped and heat embossed in gold a couple of patterns from Faux Quilting stamp sets 1" Diamonds and Plaid and 2" Stripes, Dots, Hearts.
3. Next I sponged the tag with Ann Butler Crafter's Inks in Aquamarine, Limelight and Berry and heat embossed it.
4. I used the same inks to color two pieces of white crinkle ribbon and spritzed some water to blend it.
5. I …

Steampunked Christmas Tag

Days are going by so fast and Christmas is right around the corner, so there's only a few more days left to make beautiful Christmas projects. Today I want to share a tag that I created for Sin City Stamps. To make it I used a very nice stamp set from Sin City Stamps called Steampunk'd Christmas. I honestly love how this tag turned out. I wish the photo made it justice!


To make my tag I followed these steps:

1. Stamp and heat emboss in gold the largest gear stamp on a beige cardstock tag. I stamped it twice.
2. Stamp and heat emboss in gold a post stamp on the tag too.
3. Apply Crafter's Ink in Aquamarine and Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to the tag using a sponge applicator.
4. Die cut three poinsettias in white and sponge with ink to match the tag's background.
5. Embellish the poinsettias with aquamarine pearl stickers.


6. Stamp the Christmas word sentiment to a piece of beige cardstock and cut a banner.
7. Apply inks to the banner to match the rest of the design.
8…

Patterned Christmas Wishes

This week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such is focused on Christmas Wrappings. I went for a CAS, window card.


I started out by printing two digital patterned paper on Pearl White Linen. Then I cut the papers equally and then die cut a window on one of the layers, using Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags Two. I mounted the die cut layer on top of the other patterned piece using foam adhesive. Next I adhered a piece of Scor-Pal, 8 1/2" x 11" Double sided adhesive sheet to a piece of cardstock. I removed the backing and added a mix of Crystal Ice and Green Nugget glitters from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle. I adhered it to the center of the window with foam tape.

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Hero Arts Friends are Treasures stamp set on  Heavyweight Vellum, using Silver Detail embossing powder. I added the vellum banner across the center of the window and tucked the ends, adhering them to the back of the layers with 1/2" Scor-Tape.


Finally I attache…

Vintage Blue Christmas

Christmas is approaching, and there can never be enough Christmas cards, right? Today's card is unusual for me, since it's blue! It sure is suitable for any recipient, becauseof it's classic design.




Supplies
A2 Matting Basics A 
Vintage Flourish Pattern
Fancy Label Tags One 
Fancy Label Tags Two
White Pearl Linen 
Baby Rhinestones - Silver
1/2" Scor-Tape

I used beige and blue metallic cardstocks together with blue patterned paper. I printed a Christmas tag on linen. Then I mounted the image on various labels, but they are actually altered. The image is directly adhered to a combination of two blue Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags One, which were glued one on top of the other and that ended up looking like and oval. Then I die cut a label from Spellbinders A2 Valiant Honor, to which I cut the sides, making it narrower. Finally I combined two Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags Two, to create a long rectangle.

I made the card base using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A. To add in…

My Craft Spot - Guest Designer

I was lucky enough to be invited to guest design for My Craft Spot for a day. My Craft Spot is a stamp store that also carries dies, SVG files and embellishments. I've been admiring their stamps sets for quite a while and now through this opportunity I

I have two cards to share with you! In both I'm using a stamp set I love from My Craft Spot store: Clock Time.

Main Supplies

Clock Time stamp set
Dies - Spellbinders Rose Creations and A2 Matting Basics A, Our Daily Bread Designs Flourished Star Pattern, Cas-ual Fridays Casual Vine, MFT Notebook Paper, Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Party Doily.
Inks - Ann Butler Crafter's Inks in Berry and Sunshine, Crafter's Ink in Snow, Iridiscent Paint in Berry
Enviromental Technologies - Easy Mold Silicone Putty, EasyCast resin, Opaque Pigment in white and red
Sparkle 'n Sprinkle embossing powder in Gold Detail
Adhesives - Crafter's Tape, Tacky Glue, Bazic Foam Tape
Dreamweaver Crackle Embossing Paste
Graciellie Design digital pape…

Rustic Poinsettia Tag

Today I want to share a tag I made for this week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such: Christmas Tags.

I used a lovely pre-printed tag from Fancy Pants Designs' Burlaps and Bouquets collection. I picked the burned red and beige from the tag and added green as a third color, to create a nice, earthy combination. I used beige cardstock for the die cuts entirely and colored them with ink afterwards, that way I could have a hint of beige everywhere.


Main Supplies
Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia
Spellbinders New Fancy Label Tags One
Mini Ink Blending Tool
1/2" Scor-Tape 
Baby Pearls - LeCreme 

I die cut two small poinsettias, and cut some petals from a smaller flower for the leaves too, since the original leaf die was too large to fit the small tag. I colored the poinsettias with Barn Door distress ink and the leaves with Peeled Paint distress ink.

I die cut two coordinating labels with the new Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags One. I stenciled the labels with Peeled Paint dist…

Our Daily Bread Designs - December Release

A new month is here and I'm delighted to let you know that once more I've been invited to join Our Daily Bread Designs for their new release! I'm having a great time creating with the beautiful new collections of dies and stamps, and I'm beyond thankful!

Today the design team has a wonderful array of samples to inspire you. I have two cards to share with you all.


For my first card, I made a large rosette by die cutting two frames with the Flourished Star Pattern, then cutting them in halves vertically, scoring each piece and finally adhering the pieces together.


I also die cut four Gilded Gates to create two borders for the background of the card. Finally I stamped one of the many lovely sentiments from the Mini Tags clear stamp set on a mini tag die cut, which I mounted on a larger coordinating tag label.

Supplies
Mini Tags die set
Gilded Gate die set
Flourished Star Pattern die set
Mini Tag Sentiments stamp set
The Gate stamp set
Christmas Paper Collection 2014


My second…

House of Cards Blog Hop + Challenge + DT Call!

My oh my, I can't believe we've come to the end of our third term at House of Cards! Six months do go by fast! We are saying goodbye to some of our DT members and feel so grateful to those staying on. To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop!

The blog hop will run from December 1st at 6:00 AM CST through December 15th at noon CST. In addition to the hop, we are opening our Inlinkz for you to link up your project(s) and this time around we have got a gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!


Here is the card I made using some lovely digis from Stitchy Bear and Eclectic Anthology:




If you've followed the hop from the start, you must have arrived here from Cohenna's blog. If you haven't, and you'd like to hop with us, please make sure you start there and continue through the whole thing for the most chances to win!

Of course, to give excitement to our hop we are having a massive amount of giveaways from an amazing sele…

Textured Clay Leaves - Ann Butler Designs

I'm delighted to be back with a new card for Ann Butler Designs. I love the versatility of Ann's Faux Quilting rubber stamps and also her Crafter's Inks, so I decided to use the stamps to add texture to clay leaves and the inks to color them too.

TUTORIAL
I have a step by step tutorial on Ann Butler Design's blog! Click here to check it out!


Main Supplies
Ann Butler Designs Faux Quilting Stamps by Unity Stamp Company
Ann Butler's Crafter's Inks by Clearsnap
Makin's® Clay
Beacon Adhesives Other Avery Elle - Flower die Fancy Pants Designs - Burlaps & Bouquets
Textured cardstocks in light yellow and white
Vellum Large Pearl stickers
I adhered 4 of the leaves around a couple of cute flowers. I also colored the flowers, and the round white layer to which I added the bouquet, with Crafter's Inks in Berry and Sunshine. The Berry ink once combined with the yellow, became a nice, soft peach. The colors blended nicely giving the cardstock a dégradé effect! I used a…