Paper Anthology

12
Aug

August CCC!

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Still 11 days left before this month’s Christmas Card Club and I already have the card designed!    This month I channeled all my favorite things – wood, plaid, gingham and a rustic cabin feel.  I used Stampers Anonymous “Festive Overlays” set  (another favorite thing) for the main image and sentiment. (die cut with Taylored Expressions awesome stitched and scallop sets).   The plaid is a Studio 490 background stamp and the woodgrain is a Sizzix 3D embossing folder.  My all time favorite May Arts ribbon, some die cuts from Penny Blackj and Elizabeth Crafts, along with a sprinkling of star sequins from Buttons Galore finish it off (not to mention a bunch of distress ink)!

 

Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment and let me know what you think!

 

~elisabeth

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20
Jul

Christmas in July!

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Christmas in July is the new challenge at Shopping our Stash!   Just perfect for me…I had to come up with a card quick for this month’s Christmas Card Club.  I really wanted to play with the new Hero Arts set that came in from the ShopBox as I’ve been all about Scandinavian prints lately, and I really wanted to break out some embossing powders.  I embraced my love of green and came up with this:

 

Background stamp is from Studio 490, inks are from Catherine Pooler and embossing powders are from Ranger.   A touch of Antique linen and Tea dye to grunge it up and finish it off!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

~elisabeth

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14
Jul

One Layer Card:

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The current challenge at Shopping out Stash is the dreaded one layer card ( That means everything on your card must be directly stamped, embossed, drawn, coloured etc. directly on your card base…no layers!!)  Well, about 4 months ago, I ordered a stamp set from Northwood’s Stamps, specifically to make a birthday card for my husband.  His Birthday is tomorrow.  I work best under pressure.   Super simple:  Watercolor paper card base.  Image stamped in Gina K Amalgam ink.  A soft wash of distress inks, then a light splatter.  Sentiment from Cat’s Life Press.  voilà  – 5 minute card!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

~elisabeth

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14
May

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

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This week at Jingle Belles they’ve asked us to go vintage.  (Yay!!!)   I stamped the plaid flannel background stamp from Studio 490 with Peat Moss Archival Ink from Ranger.   I sticky embossed the beautiful retro-font sentiment from Stampers Anonymous Christmas time set (CMS352) and added loose red glitter. (the sparkle in real life is to die for!)   The Santa is from the Festive overlay set (CMS357), stamped with black archival and a little color added with Tombow markers.  The scalloped and stitched dies are from Taylored Expressions.  A super simple, quick card that lets that beautiful sentiment be the star of the show!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by – leave a comment so I know you were here!

 

~elisabeth

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13
May

May Flowers!

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Playing along with the current Shopping our Stash challenge – celebrating May Flowers!  I dug deep in my stash for this October Afternoon paper and paired it with a Penny Black image that I watercolored with Tombow markers,  a Stampers Anonymous sentiment from my favorite set CMS155 – Simple Sayings (a must have!)and some stitching from the Stampers Anonymous set, CMS365 – Stitches.

 

 

 

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19
Mar

March Christmas Card Club

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This month’s Christmas Card Club card was inspired by the girls over at Jingle Belles.  

While their “Hark the Hearald Angels Sing” challenge is over, I was inspired to use a beautiful musical notes background stamp from Impression Obsession.  The main image is from Stampendous – colored with copic markers.  The card is vintaged up with distress inks and glitzed up with some loose glitter, Nuvo drops and prills from US ArtQuest.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

~elisabeth

 

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24
Jan

Quilty

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Good morning everyone!  I’ve been playing with the Concord and 9th stamp set – Bits and Pieces to get some “Hi, How are you?” cards made for our Cards Pals group when I saw this weeks challenge at Shopping our Stash – SOS 387 : inspired by quilting!  Well, this set has some bits and pieces that totally had me feeling quilty, so I pulled together a quick thank you card using distress inks and a great new word die from Hero Arts.  A little bit of faux stitching pulls everything together!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

~elisabeth

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18
Jan

Rainbow bright!

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Good morning!  I was up late, late late last night doing my favorite thing – playing in my craft room while the TV played quietly in the background.  Well, it was netflix, and not so quiet, but I digress…  What was on my craft table?  A very odd assortment – a rainbow, a jam jar and a vest – the beginnings of a plan for a class I like to call “a random bunch of cards”.  I played with the rainbow first, a quirky stamp set from Concord and 9th.  I ended up with a card that was perfect for this week’s challenge at  Shopping our stash, since it had a sprinkling of hearts on it.  Entirely stamped in an assortment of bright Ranger Archival inks, (carnation red, tiger lily,  yellow chrome, vivid chartreuse, manganese blue and violet)  all I could think of the whole time was Ranger’s new release for creativation – 12 new mini archival inks to match the Distress line of colors, and we won’t have to wait too long as they should be shipping in a couple weeks.  I can’t wait to get my hands on them!!!  Anyways, here’s the card, hope you like it!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!  If you’ve got a sec, leave a comment – I love seeing who’s been here!

~elisabeth

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17
Jan

Class update!

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Hi Everyone, for all of you that have been waiting patiently for pictures of Shari’s classes, I just want you to know it was definitely worth the wait!

 

Valentines Card and Treat class:

 

 

Join Shari for this adorable Valentine’s class featuring 2 cards and 2 treat containers!  Featuring stamps and dies from Mama Elephant, Taylored Expressions and Lawn Fawn – they’ll be the perfect little gifts for your Valentine!

Supplies:  Please bring your basic class kit.

Instructor:  Shari

Cost:  $22

Dates Offered:

Monday, 1/28/19:  6-9

Saturday, 2/2/19:  12-3

Monday, 2/4/19:  6-9

 

Boxed Card Set:

 

 

Join Shari to create this lovely A2 card set with box – makes a lovely gift!  She’s featuring a beautiful stamp set from Altenew, nestled in pastel spring colors,  and you’ll learn how to create the perfect sized box – no dies involved!

Supplies:  Please bring your basic class kit, a scorepal and bone folder.

Instructor: Shari

Cost: $25

Dates Offered:

Wednesday, 1/23/19: 6-9

Saturday, 2/16/19: 12-3

Monday, 2/25/19:  6-9

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06
Jan

No Time Like the Presents

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The girls at Jingle Belles are back with a challenge for the new year – asking us to make a card featuring wrapping paper or gift tags.  Well hey, this one is perfect for me this year!  Short back story:  I am notoriously late with present wrapping, most often staying up late into the night at the last minute to get things done in time, and doing a half ass job of it.    Not this year!  I had a plan – turned it into a crafty project, and was done with days to spare!  Everything was wrapped in kraft paper, then I added beautiful ribbon, die cut greenery, tags, stamped with the Stampers Anonymous “Festive Overlay” stamp set,  and pretty metal embellishments from Idea-ology.  (Holiday Hacks abound!).  Once the festivities were over, all the bits and pieces were saved in a box, hopefully to be repurposed next year.  So that being said, this was probably the fastest card I have ever put together – I just recreated on of my presents; slapped it on a card and called it a day!

 

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