(2020 c069) Ornament Gatefold

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You can see in the photo below that I decided to dry emboss vellum with the same folder and attach at the top edge of the inside with adhesive so that the writing would be muted when the card is open on the shelf, but it can be lifted to read easier.

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I followed Jennifer McGuire’s Surprise Gatefold Cards video.  The Gatefold doors were dry embossed with Crafters Companion EF6-CHEL Christmas Elegance embossing folder which is hard to findThe ornaments were cut using a retired Stampin Up – Sizzix Delicate Ornament Dies 139667.  The sentiment is from a discontinued set but there is a similar sentiment in the Unity Believe In The Magic (Oct 2015 Sentiment Kit)The bow was cut with Frantic Stamper Tied Strings Die.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStampAnything Goes

PowerPoppy: Make It Your Way – Use Key Below ( mine is August and initials LS, therefore I used Vellum, Green and Purple)CC-7-28Graphic

 

 

 

(2020 c68) Flip Folio

Inside of my Fab Flip Folio finished.

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I hope you can see my video by clicking this link:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9pN5JLHbcrzvajUD6

My crafting friends, you may have noticed on my blog I have not been making or posting near as many cards as of late. (In April I made 9 cards & combining May, June and July I only posted 9 total creations and 2 of them were mixed media pieces)
So here is the reason why: I have discovered Jennifer Chamberlain’s Artists Unlimited and have been watching her videos and trying her techniques!
Here is my finished FAB FLIP FOLIO – see the video. There are photos showing that I used repurposed brownie & cracker boxes for the bases and I used 2 inch grosgrain ribbon to reinforce the inside hinges.

Go to Artist Unlimited to see how to sign up with Jennifer Chamberlain’s subscriptions:

 

 

Challenges Entered:

HeroArtsStay Crafty #12 – Friendship (Flip Folio – gift for a friend)

PowerPoppyRock that Mojo – Search for an inspiration source and use it to spark CREATIVITY  ( I used inspiration from Jennifer Chamberlain from Artists Unlimited July 17 post https://www.facebook.com/themakerbeehive)

(2020 c67) Baroque Motifs & Roses

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The background was stamped with Altenew Baroque Motifs Stamp Set.  Then I used my Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes to color with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger . The sentiments are from Hero Arts DC239 Wishes Stamp & Cut .  The  roses were cut using Altenew Garden Picks 3D Set .  (Since I was only using 2 colors of papers, I cheated and only used 2 dies for one flower and 3 dies for the others  and added some of the cut out waste bits to enhance)

Challenges Entered:

AltenewVintage Farmhouse Color Palette – July 2020 Inspiration Challenge

SugarPeaDesignsBlogJuly Meant To Be Sent

PowerPoppyRock that Mojo – Search for an inspiration source and use it to spark CREATIVITY  ( I used Vicky Pappaioannou’s use of the Motif instead of leaves)CreativeConfetti-6-30

ABlogNamedHERO:  Embossing

WordArtWednesdayAnything Goes – #448-#449

(2020 c066) See through Mesmerizing Mandala Snow Flake

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You wouldn’t believe how many layers there are in these see through snow flake card fronts!  Starting with the clear snowflake I stamped with Versamark Ink, and heat embossed with silver sparkly EP onto repurposed plastic packaging. I cut 4 of them out with Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders so that I could put them back to back to have the sparkle on each side.

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The frames for the circles were cut with  My Favorite Things Die-Namics  Mesmerizing Mandalas  and The center was cut out with an old Spellbinders Nestabilities  Blossoms die set. (2 for each card to sandwich the clear circles inside) Then I cut the hole into each card front paper to insert the Mesmerizing Mandala Snowflake.  I used a card front sized clear packaging plus 5/8 inch to score and tape to the card back for the blue card and for the  pink card I actually used a piece big enough to wrap around the front and  scored for the hinge & taped to the back side.  See photos below:

All the stamped snowflakes and the sentiment for the pink ard are from  Joy of The Season  SSS101919 a colaboration between SimonSays Stamp and Gina K Designs for Stamptember 2018  (This was a limited edition).  The die cut sentiments on the blue card were cut with Tim Holtz Alterations Die set called Holiday Words Script by Sizzix .

Challenges Entered:

TheCatsPajamasTCP Tuesday chal. #370 – Christmas in July

DieCutDivasChristmas in July

TheFunkyJunkieBoutiqueBlogChristmas in July 

DiesRUsBlogChristmas In July  (they don’t have these Spellbinders now but have other Spellbinders dies)

WordArtWednesdayAnything Goes – #448-#449

(2020 c064) My Butter Half

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Pull the tab & toast pops up!

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My husband & I refer to each other as “My Better Half” when we are talking to friends.  I made a “just because” card for my dear hubby today.  I use Lawn Fawn Let’s Toast Dies, Let’s Toast Stamps & Let’s Toast Pull Tab Add-on Dies. I stenciled the background with  Distress Inks by Ranger using Casual Fridays Tin Roof Stencil.

Challenges Entered:

LawnfawnaticsChal. #80 – Fun With Food

DiesRUsChallengeBlogDRU Chal. #148 – Anything Goes

MyFavoriteThingsColor Chal. #145

SimonSaysStampMoving Parts

(2020 c063) My Classic Guy

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My sweetheart is a CLASSIC! I used 3 printed cardstocks for this card and stamped and heat embossed the image from Mark’s Finest Papers a company that no longer exists, sorry.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum. See inside in photo below.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Challenges Entered:

MyFavoriteThingsMFT Sketch #494

KatScrappinessAll About The Boys

(2020 c062) Mixed Media Flamingo

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I am having a blast learning to play with mixed media and so many other techniques over at Jennifer Chamberlain’s Facebook page called The Maker Beehive.  She had a video tutorial showing how to collagethe whole scene  with printed papers.  I added the waves with Signo Uni Ball White pen  & Regular black Ball Point Pen and outlined the bird with the black pen and drew the sand dollars also.  The plants were highlighted with a charcoal pencil.(2020 c062) Mixed Media Flamingo 2

Challenges Entered:

HeroArtsStay Crafty #10 – Build a Scene

SimonSaysStamp: (Wed) Summer Fun

Frilly&Funky:  Positively PENsive – use a pen

TheCatsPajamas#369 – Pattern Paper

(2020 c61) Coffee Dyed Paper Journal

There is sooooo much more to this Journal, but here is a taste of what is to come.

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Challenges Entered:

CoffeeLoversCardmakers: 2020 Spr/Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop  #springsummer2020clh   on Facebookcoffe lovers hop

DieCutDivasMake It a Beverage ( I made my own coffee dyed papers for the journal)

(2020 c060) Tim Holtz Encouragement

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I’m enjoying watching Tim Holtz’s videos on techniques, today I used Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger , Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits 660220 Mixed Media Die. , Sizzix Tim Holtz Geo Insects 664180, Versamark InkVersamark Ink,  for the bee I used Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge & Weathered Wood Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze TDA46967,  and for the sentiment from Painted Greetings by ALTENEW I used Broken China on vellum.

Below are photos of the bees we host every summer from a California Bee Keeper.

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Challenges Entered:

PoweredByPoppyCreative Confetti – Rule of Thirds

TheCatsPajamasChallenge #368 – Everyday Heros

SugarPeaDesignsMeant to Be Sent – ENCOURAGEMENT

HeroArtsStay Crafty #8 – Small Joys (My bee may be mega, but our bees are small and bring us so much honey to help with my allergies!)

 

(2020 c059) Mixed Media Faith Journal

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I made this 4 x 4.5 inch little Faith Journal cover following the video on April 28 on Gel Plate Jennifer Chamberlain on her Facebook site:  The Maker Beehive on The Artists Unlimited page, she has lots of info and mixed media tutorials.  I subscribe to her Creative Sisterhood which has many more instructional videos (She will have openings for new subscriptions again in the fall).  I used the Gel Press 5×7 from Hobby Lobby.

The inside pages below were mostly made with stencils  Cas-ual Fridays Starlequin Stencil  TCW202 Stencil Harlequin from The Crafters Workshop and  Dylusions by Ranger Triangles – Large Stencil  (Which appears to be discontinued, but you can see other stencils they carry) , Kiwi Perfect Pearls Mist Ranger Dylusion Shimmer Spray Pure Sunshine ,  and Distress Inks by Ranger .

Stamps used were old stamps from Divinity Designs previously called Our Daily Bread. 

Dies from Little B (Faith & Hope), Prayers by Simon Says Stamp & Hero Arts , Love Stamp & Cut by Hero Arts were used to cut the Large words.  They were cut from  HP Photo Paper that was smushed onto craft mat that was sprinkled with Orange or Aquamarine Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder)   and spritzed with water.

You can see the inside pages that will hopefully be a reminder of God’s love to the recipien.

Faith Journal 2aFaith Journal 2bFaith Journal 2c

Challenges Entered:

HeroArtsStay Crafty #8 – Small Joys (I made a SMALL Journal)

WordArtWednesdayChal #438-439  – Anything Goes

MyInstagramfor following Tim Holtz Demos #timholtzdemos, #timholtz

SugarPeaDesignsMeant to Be Sent – ENCOURAGEMENT