Egg Hunt with Authentique

Today I’m sharing my latest design team project for The Crafty Scrapper – an Easter shadowbox I made using Authentique’s Eastertime collection.

So, apparently I have a thing for Easter shadowboxes, as this is the third I’ve created.

I used recycled chipboard to create the box and then covered it with the beautiful paper from this collection.

I fussy cut images from the paper and layered them to create the scene. Everyone looks ready for spring and for the annual Easter egg hunt.

On top, I layered paper flowers that I made using Tim Holtz’s Tiny Tattered Florals dies. The larger leaves are from a Prima die. I covered them all in Stickles and Wink of Stella for sparkle. Vintage trim and a hand-dyed seam binding bow add softness.

We still more than a week to go, plenty of time to craft ...

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Your Love

Today I’m sharing my project for The Crafty Scrapper’s Valentine’s Day challenge. I wanted to do something a little different, so I used the Maya Road Petite Pallet and turned it into a little house collage.

Turquoise, red, and pink are one of my favorite color combinations, so I wanted to use those colors for this project. I painted the pallet with a combination of Picket Fence Distress Paint, Weathered Wood Distress Paint, and Tumbled Glass Distress Stain. I made a roof out of cardboard and then covered it Maggie Holmes “Bloom” patterned paper that I cut into strips using an edge punch.

I cut a heart from cardboard and then covered it in Fired Brick Distress Paint and then heat embossed it with red glitter embossing powder.

I layered embellishments, including a Tim Holtz arrow and P...

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Snow Fun Cards with Carta Bella

Today I’m sharing my latest design team post for The Crafty Scrapper: a wintry card set I made using Carta Bella’s Snow Fun collection. This collection has a lot of fun imagery that is perfect for an after-the-holidays project.First, I created a gift box from a sheet of cardstock for the bottom and a sheet of the “Snow Angels” patterned paper for the top. I embellished the top with one of the collection’s journaling cards, which I blinged with a clear Wink of Stella pen. The snowman is fussy cut from another journaling card. I made the banner from “Winter Banners” paper. Let’s take a look inside.

The box holds a set of three note cards, all made from the Snow Fun collection.

I used various trims to further embellish each card.

I used stickers from the Snow Fun collection, but I added p...

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The Ornaments

Each year, I make a set of ornaments to give as gifts. This year, I decided to use some of the vintage tart tins and Jell-O molds I’ve been collecting for years. I have them in all kinds of shapes – hearts, stars, bells, flowers…

I searched and searched in EVERY box, drawer, cubby, and cabinet in my craft room, and they were no where to be found. I even thought my husband might be sneaking into my craft room and throwing things out behind my back! I managed to find a few very old, rusty, grungy tins. They would have to do.

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I added a cut out of vintage sheet music to the background. Then I added a tiny bottle brush tree that I glittered, a teeny wrapped present, and a darling little Santa.

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A glittered edge of Platinum Stickles gives some added bling to the tart tins.

Two weeks later, I fi...

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