October 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop-Winter Gift Set

Welcome to my blog! I had such fun making this little gift set. I was so rushed that it isn't quite finished. But I really wanted to add it to the Blog hop quickly.

winter gift set pad

I made an adorable note or list pad using the cute little pads Papertrey sells. The cover opens like a little book. I used the frame from Take Note for the DP on the bottom. I coloured the space between the frame’s lines with a Copic marker to  make it pop. The white border under the bow is cut from felt using the medium scallop die. I cut the mittens out from the DP, don’t you love the Baker’s twine mitten string? I think it is so cute! I may still add a couple punched snowflakes to the framed area. Either that or I might put a dot of Stickles in the center of each mitten in the DP.

The tin I purchased online, it is covered with DP on the top and Hibiscus Burst ribbon on the sides. Inside are 4 clothespins I covered with DP then with glitter then I added a button threaded with twine for an accent. I am going to clip them to a piece of CS and line the tin with tissue paper before I add it to my Etsy shop.

winter gift set clothespin tin

winter gift set tin top

winter gift set clothespins

I hope you enjoyed my gift set. If you like my blog, I hope you’ll subscribe, I have thingies on my sidebar. Thanks for visiting!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: Worn Lipstick Distress ink, Memento black
Paper: Holly by Golly DP-Cosmo Cricket, Hibiscus Burst CS-PTI, white, turquoise CS-SU!
Accessories: buttons, twine, note pad, scalloped die-PTI, tin, Baker’s twine-stash, foam dots-Jody Morrow, glitter-Art Institute

NOTE: PTI sells similar tins and Baker’s twine.

October 21, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge-Pink and Brown Anniversary Card and Tag

I am making some cards for my mom to give and I figured I might as well play some sketches at the same time! This one is for Sketch Challenge #19 by Waltzing Mouse.

pink n brown d e pass

I had so much fun making this card. I started by making the flower using my new Heartfelt Creations 5 petal flower dies and Bittersweet paper. I embossed each petal from the back of the paper with a traditional embossing tool. Then I embossed the middle of each flower from the front to cup the petals upward. Next I scrunched them so they wouldn’t look so perfect and inked the edges with Antique Linen distress ink. Then I punched holes in the middle of all the petals and threaded the stamens through the middle. After adhering it to the card, I added slivers of foam dimensionals under the larger petals to get more dimension.

wm sketch 19

I made the leaves by folding green ombre ribbon into leaf shapes holding them in place with Scor-Tape. The large flourish is embossed with pale pink powder. To make it pop, I darkened the pattern in the background DP with medium brown ink. I sure hope the Waltzing Mouse Design Team likes my card!

pink n brown d e pass tag

Here is the tag I created to go with it. I had intended to make this card using the last sketch I did and had set up the Just Rite Stamps so even though they didn’t work with this sketch and the flower I made, I decided to still use it by making this tag.

Enjoy, Rebecca


Autumn Leaves
Ink: cocoa-SU!, Antique Linen, Fired Brick, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Embossing Distress inks
Paper: blush-PTI, DP-Bittersweet Basic Grey
Accessories: Heartfelt Creations flower dies, sweetheart punch-MS, embossing tool, seam binding ribbon, R83 Copic to colour ribbon, Y21 to colour stamens, stamens and rhinestone brad-SU! pretties kit, pink EP-SU!, ombre ribbon and tag flowers-Michaels, pearls-Dollarama, Nestabilities circles, Spellbinders tags die

October 16, 2010

2S4Y Wisteria Anniversary Card

Another card hoping that I’ll get picked for the 2S4Y design team. Pretty please!

2s4y entry aniv

I channelled my inner Debbie Olson for this card. I do wish I had used a smaller scalloped edge for the dark purple DP but oh well, I didn’t have enough left to redo it. It is still pretty I think. The focal point uses JustRite stamps using Nestabilities to cut out the outer and inner circles. I stamped the little words and the initial together twice on both the light green DP and the ivory CS. Unfortunately, when I layered the  papers,  the Happy Anniversary on the ivory layer could still be read fron underneath the green layer when the card was at an angle! Ooops! So I used the same Nestabilities to cut a ring of foam dimensional from a sheet I got from Jody Morrow. Now with the foam underneath, you can’t see it! Another save!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: eggplant-SU!
Paper: DP-Wisteria Basic Grey, card base with curved edge-Close to My Heart
Accessories: gold n ivory ribbon-stash, sewing machine, thread-Mettler, scalloped die, buttons-PTI, foam dimensionals sheet-Jody Morrow

2S4Y Pink Peonies

I love using sketches to create! Better yet, this week, the gals at 2S4Y are looking 2! design team members! I would love that ‘job’! More like a privilege! Pick me!

2s4y entry peo

It is pretty easy to figure out. One little interesting note. If you click on the picture for a close up, you can see that I stitched around the perimeter of the DP. One row has thread but the other row is just piercing. Wonder why? I goofed up and sewed using the edge of the card to line up down one side but when I got to the corner, I goofed and followed the edge of the DP. So I removed the thread in the incorrect area and continued sewing correctly. Then to disguise the goofed up holes, I continued ‘sewing’ without thread the rest of the way. Make a mistake, figure out how to cover it up, I rarely ever throw out a card.

Enjoy, Rebecca

flower-JustRite, sentiment-SU!
Ink: Vintage Velvet, Antique Linen-Distress Ink, Memento black
Paper: DP-October Afternoon, white CS-X-Press It, banana CS-SU!, vintage music paper
Accessories: pearls-Kaisercraft, seam binding tape-Etsy, Copics-RV00, R81,83,85,89, G24,28, YR31 (airbrushed), Nestabilities circles, lacy circles, string-Dollarama, tag die-Quickutz, sewing machine, thread-Mettler

October 08, 2010

Congrats on Your Pregnancy Card

preggie carriage card

I have two friends who are pregnant right now. They are sisters and are due the same week. How cool is that? So I made them matching congrats cards. I used a fun Bella stamp, I think it is babycarriageabella. Gotta LOVE those names!

I used Copics, for some weird reason, the shading on the carriage doesn’t show up at all!  I used a very simple layout to highlight the fab patterned paper.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Stamping Bella
Ink: Memento black, celery-SU!
Paper: white CS-Taylored Expressions, white CS base-SU!, DP-sorry, I forget
Accessories: Copic markers, sorry, I don’t seem to have the colours, ribbon-stash, Nestabilities (Labels 8 I think), rhinestones-Zva Creative

October 02, 2010

World Card Making Day!


Hello to all of you card makers out there! I decided to list my top 10 cards in honour of this fun day. Hope you enjoy. Click on each picture for a link to the original post.


baby girl bunny wabbit


snapdragon shabby chic card


madelyn praying turquoise

blissful beach

adiron beach 01

bella nurse october afternoon

cdsseaside joy fold1

Sorry, this one isn’t blogged yet! I though it had been but when I went to look up the link, I realized I haven’t!mft guest designer card

9.swing tut final

rose romance

I sure hope you enjoyed them! If you like my style, I have subscription thingies on my sidebar, RSS and email. Thanks! Have fun on the rest of the tour.

Happy World Card Making Day!

Enjoy, Rebecca