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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Challenge #217 - Shopping Our Stash - Put A Bird On It

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

I am so happy to be able to do a little creating this week.  After three weeks of "bed rest," I started looking forward to trips to the bathroom! :D)

This week at Shopping Our Stash, we are only asking that you "PUT A BIRD ON IT!"

I conceived this project as a "flip" card, but was not at all happy with the look of the bird cage, 
so I kept the flip fold, but opted to just glue the bird cage.
The fold gives the design a nice graphic.  I wanted a ribbon tie closure but that felt like overkill!

The papers are from the Graphic 45 Ladies' Diary Collection
 The Stamps are Gina K., and of course, the Bird and Cage Dies are Tim Holtz

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Quietfire - Thank You - Boxed Set

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

This post features my final projects as a Guest Designer for Quietfire Creations.  
One of the products provided by Quietfire was their Floral Thank You (Item #5833.)  
The versatility of this rubber stamp set is a delight for the card crafter's heart!  

A Boxed Thank You Card Set allows the use of all stamps in the Collection
 and Gingko biloba (Item #5855) (The Gingko biloba card is not pictured below)

Directions for creating the box and lid can be found HERE  Thanks, PootlesPapercraft for the wonderful tutorial! 
I chose not to show all the cards I created for this project.  
The box accomodates 8 cards with envelopes

 I also created this combination Gift Card/Treat Box project using the "Thank You" sentiment!

These little boxes are easy to construct and and a perfect vehicle for the "Thank You" sentiment.
I originally planned to create a box using the same papers, but I was out of Teresa Collin's "Fabrications."  Hershey's Kisses look great in these boxes but all I had on hand were some Chiclets!

Directions for creating the Gift Card/Treat Box can be found HERE.   Thanks, PootlesPapercraft for the wonderful tutorial!

Materials Used:
Gift Card Box
Quietfire Rubber Stamps: Floral Thank You, Gingko biloba, Raindrops are like Fairy Whispers
Teresa Collins Fabrications 8"x8" Designer Paper Pad
Tattered Angels High Impact Pigment - Tan
Prima Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon - August 2015 Club Assortment
Fairy Dust Glitter
Gift Card/Treat Box
Quietfire Rubber Stamp:  Thank You
Bazill Textured Card Stock
Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Petaloo Vlvet Mini Blossoms - Dark Blue
Petaloo Chantilly Collection Velvet Hydrangeas - Blue
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - 
Adams' Chiclets Candy Gum

Thanks so much for stopping by!   
HUGZ, Chana

Friday, August 7, 2015

Believe - Quietfire Guest Designer

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
I am so excited to present this project as a Guest Designer for Quietfire Creations!
I was honored to be invited, and trust me, I agonized over what to create!  Eventually,
I created two projects using the  Quietfire "Believe" Die

Project #1   An Upcyled Ping Pong Paddle
Project #2   A Journal Cover

I was inspired by a project from Asmah Abidin.  She had the fabulous idea of upcycling a ping pong paddle.  I thought this would be the perfect showcase for the Quietfire "Believe" Die!
I sent my hubby off to the Goodwill and he returned with 2 paddles, and a Racketball Racket, which he says he purchased in self defense just in case inspiration took a left turn somewhere.
(Translation no more sudden trips to the Goodwill. )

The elegance of this Quietfire "Believe Die"  really draws the eye into this design, I think!   
Quietfire offers a Believe Stamp Set that could be used to complement the die. 
Paper piecing has become a true port of refuge for me on the days my hands don't work well enough for me to color.  I drew the colors for my paddle from her jacket!.
 The dark wood stain, really brought out the earth colors.   To brighten the palette a little,  I added the orange-red flowers and a smathering of TH Abandoned Coral DI on the flourishes.
I resisted the temptation to make the spine and back more elaborate!  I decided to leave both black and add only random swipes of gold!  I covered the entire project with three coats of  Liquitex Professional Gloss Varnish...the effect is quiet lovely!