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AAA Blog Hop & Challenge

There is a fabulous blog hop and a super fun MacGyver challenge going on now at AAA Cards. Some fabulous giveaways from Stampendous are being offered. So this post really is just part of one of their games. Thanks ladies for all the inspiration and for a chance to win some amazing goodies. Here are the 'hidden' images:

PS: I loved McGyver when I was a little child, I used to watch it every Sunday on our local channel LOL. This challenge just brought back some of those memories, thanks.


Faux Album Card - Cardabilities #102

Hello there! Are you ready for a new Cardabilities sketch? I enjoyed working with sketch #102 very much, I think it is a very elegant one. 





Materials
Spellbinders: Gold Circles One, Rose Creations, Bitty Blossoms, Timeless Rectangles, Venetian embossing folder, Grand Calibur die cutting machine.
Stampendous - Spanish Greetings, Spanish Invite
Inks: Ranger - Distress inks in Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick. Embossing Ink. Memento ink - Lulu Lavender. Brilliance ink - Pearlescent Beige
Inkadinkado embossing powder in silver
Zap heat tool
Adhesives: UHU all purpose adhesive, Bazic two sided tape and foam tape, Elmer's glue all.
Merletto paper cord in lilac
Other generic materials
5/8" gross grain ribbon in lilac
Cardstock: Metallic in lilac and soft pink, Linen in white, Leather textured in white, pink and peach, Eggshell in white.
Fused string pearl beads in ivory
Pearl stamens in pink

This birthday card was made to look like an album. It has an inside pocket to add gif…

Welcome Baby

Hi! I'm so delighted to share with you a sweet new card I made for some of my favorite challenges. It's a 'welcome baby' card in Spanish. It is a shaped, peach, nicely embellished card that enjoyed making so very much.





Materials
Spellbinders: Fancy Lattiece, Rose Creations, Bitty Blossoms, Majestic Labels Twenty-Five, Diamond Effects, Parisian Motifs, Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Stampendous: Spanish Invite
Haj Design Papers: Absolute Floral
Inks: Colorbox in Apricot, Ranger embossing ink
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Starlight Silver
Zap! heat tool
Adhesives: Bazic two sided tape, UHU all purpose adhesive, Elmer's glue-all
Other generic materials
1" satin ribbon in peach
Cardstocks: 'Papyrus' in peach, 'Leather' in off white, Linen in white, Eggshell in white
Embellishments: Vintage gold button, Pearl stamens in pink, Pearl and crystal charm, Fused string pearl beads

I hope you like my card, it was fun to make and I love the result. I want to thank…

A Sweet Wedding Card

Hello and welcome to a new post for Hiding in my Craft Room. I haven't been hiding in my craft room so much lately... Instead I've been spending some quality time with family and taking care of hubby who got sick last week and that's the reason why I didn't make a HIMCR card last Saturday.

This time we have a sweet challenge for you all: Wedding.

Our sponsor The Paper Shelter is giving away a $20 gift certificate  to one lucky winner!
I had the chance to work with one of their sweet images. To my surprise their files include a pre-colored digi!


Materials:
The Paper Shelter - The Happy Couple
Spellbinders: Damask Motifs, Gold Circles One, Gold Labels Four, Iron Works embossing folder, Grand Calibur die cutting machine.
Distress ink in Old Paper
Merletto crystals
Adhesives: UHU All Purpose Adhesive, Bazic foam tape and two sided tape.
Other generic materials:
7/8" gross grain ribbon in soft pink
Metallic cardstock in cream and soft pink
Tule

The card base was a left over of some …

New Release + Giveaway: Keys & Roses

It's time for a new release and giveaway. Introducing my new digital paper pack Keys and Roses, a floral shabby chic/victorian set that will enhance your paper creations.


Jam packed with 14 papers and 4 cliparts. The cliparts consist of a vintage floral label with matching biblical verses, and a hang tag. Available now through paypal.

I am giving away this set to one lucky winner. All you have to do is:
1.Subscribe by email to my blog,
2.'Join this site' (blue button),
3. Leave a comment below this post.
4.Share giveaway on your blog's sidebar or facebook.  


Stop by next week to see if you are the lucky winner! To buy Keys & Roses click on the 'shop' tab above and don't forget to check out all the other paper packs available for purchase.

Thanks for your support.

WINNER

Congratulations Barbara Rankin!  You are the winner of this set.

Seed Envelope Card + Tutorial

Hi there! I'm back with a second post for Ewe-N-Me Printables and again I have a tutorial to share on how to maximize your digital goodies. Today I'm working with a Printable Cocoa/Seed Pack Envelope called Deposit Seed Co., and I'm altering it to make an envelope card. The great thing about this is that you can match the original treat envelope with the card to give as a gift.

This step by step tutorial is possibly the easiest tutorial ever and I'm sure you will be able to make the card right away after you see how I made it.

1. First, cut the envelope in half as shown below. Cut also the flap on the side (bottom).
You are left with two pieces that should look like this:
2. Use the flap on the largest piece to adhere the smallest one. The flap should go below the smallest piece (or on the inside). 3. Layer the inside and embellish your card as desired.





Easy as 1-2-3 right? Well, I hope you enjoyed my little card and that you find this tutorial useful. Don't forget to st…

Winners Announced + Featured Artists

Hello! I apologize for being late, but as they say: "Better late than never", right? Well, I was thrilled to see the reaction everyone had with the latest paper pack Summer Joy, and for that reason two giveaways were thrown, one here at my blog and another one at a group of christian friends on facebook, where everyone could comment for a second chance to win.



The winner from my blog is:  Cyn from Cynzplace

The winner from Facebook is: Cathy Phillips
Congratulations to the winners! Please email me to graciellie at live . com so I can send you your paper pack.



Now I'd like to introduce you to two talented cardmakers who used some of my papers to create some beautiful projects! First is Kathy Clayton from Up in the Night with Kat, who couldn't wait for the giveaway winner to be announced and decided to purchase immediately Summer Joy paper pack. Thank you Kathy! Here's the beautiful card Kathy made: 


Love the vintage feel this card has. The image together with the papers…

French Country Prints: Card Set and Box Tutorial

Hello and welcome to my first post as part of Ewe-N-Me Printables DT. It's nice to be here, sharing ideas that hopefully will help you maximize your printables. Digital products are vital now a days, because they simplify your paper crafts and allow you to customize your creations. And that is the case with today's project.

Using one of Ewe-N-Me's French Country Prints, Pink Rose, I was able to create a card set and a matching box to hold it. After you learn how to print the files, you'll find it's quite easy. So after I show you my project I'll guide you with the basic printing instructions, so you can replicate what I made.




This box is 5"x 6.5"x 2/8" and the one layered cards that it contains are 5 2/8"x 4". The basic materials I used were the images, white cardstock, a paper trimmer (with a score blade) and of course my printer. 

Now, to print the box the first thing you need to do is create a copy of the file right beside i…

Double Fold Card - Cardabilities #101

Hello and welcome to a new challenge post for Cardabilities. I can't believe how fast time has gone by. Still, I'm excited to share with you a new project using this fabulous sketch: 


As always, five designers will be chosen and featured on Cardabilities during the next reveal. So, to motivate you to join the challenge, I made this double fold card:





Materials
Spellbinders: Gold Elements One, Small Labels, Large Labels, A2 Matting Basics A
Graciellie Design Paper - Summer Joy
Prima stamps - Lady Bird
Adhesives: Bazic two sided tape and foam tape, Uhu glue stick, Elmer's glue all
Merletto pearls and crystals
Other generic materials
Cardstocks: Lezard in soft yellow, Feuille in sand beige, Linen in white
5/8" and 7/8" gross grain ribbon in sand beige
1/4" gold edge satin ribbon in vintage gold

To make this card I cut a regular card base and then added one more piece to complete the double fold. After covering the front with patterned paper, I die cut a label shaped window …