Paper Anthology

01
Dec

So Thankful

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Sharing a card from the anniversary party make and take that’s just perfect for the current challenge at Shopping our stash – something related to Thanksgiving, being grateful or a thank you somewhere on the project.  The image and sentiment is from Taylored Expressions – colored in with Polychromos pencils.  The gingham background stamp is from Studio 490, stamped with fern green archival ink.  The letters are die cut using my old school Quick Kutz squeeze (I LOVE this tool) and stamped with a woodgrain background stamp from Stampers Anonymous.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

~elisabeth

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01
Dec

Winter has arrived – Paper Anthology is closed today!

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Ice and sleet has started on my mountain and the outlook is not good for the next two days.  If I leave I’ll never get back home so I’ve decided to close the store today and stay warm and safe, watching the storm from the inside, next to my toasty fire.  I’ve got lots of crafty plans to keep me busy today…What will you be doing on this stormy Sunday?

29
Nov

Small Business Saturday!

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17
Nov

My Favorite Snowman!

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This month for Christmas Card Club I turned to an old favorite – an adorable snowman image from Serendipity Stamps (now owned by Impression Obsession)  I paired him up with a beautiful embossing folder from Taylored Expressions and a glitter paper bow using a Sizzix die.  He’s colored in with Polychromos pencils and adorned with loose glitter, stickles and glossy accents – I love this happy fellow!  This card is perfect for the current challenge at Jingle Belles   – Baby it’s Cold Outside; cards featuring things you wear when it’s cold outside …

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20
Oct

Make and Take Sunday!

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This month’s Make and Take features a gorgeous Penny Black image and Studio 490 sentiment.  A simple card made by applying Tombow markers direct to the stamp.  A spritz of water and voila,  a beautiful, soft, watercolor floral.  You can’t tell in the photo, but the flowers shimmer and sparkle with a light touch of stickles;

 

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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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