Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A Fall Prayer Request Notebook

Our daughter's mother-in-law was in the hospital after suffering a stroke. I wanted to send her a little gift that she could use to write her prayer requests in. The Penmaker had bought several of these kraft notebooks, and the orange one caught my eye. Just perfect for a fall theme.

I used two Tim Holtz Wallflower paper patterns, layering with the one cut with Alterations Torn Notebook on top. I edged it all with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I glued on some ecru cotton crocheted lace and a border strip of Graphic 45's A Place in Time November. I added two hand dyed wool leaves (Alterations Mini Tattered Leaves), a Petaloo Botanica, an orange dyed seam binding bow, a mini hang tag (Alterations Tiny Tags & Tabs), and May Arts natural burlap string bow.

I tucked in a Prima Pebble decorated with a pumpkin from a piece of Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale. For the pen, I tried a couple different papers, but they were too heavy. I ended up with Idea-ology Melange tissue paper, and applied it with my Liquitex matte medium. I tied on a seam binding bow and a wood Tennessee key. Pretty simple project.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

A Fall Wall Hanging

I haven't bought any new home decor to hang for the fall season, so I decided to make a piece myself. I have so many beautiful papers and flowers right now, why spend more money on something made by someone else?

I started with a 6" x 6" piece of black chipboard and cut one side with Alterations Brackets die. I then covered it with a piece of Glitz paper in my scrap box. I was really getting into this project, and decided to use up some old stash. Searching through my chipboard box, I found a package of Tim Holtz Weathered Clocks I bought ages ago from an Etsy shop. I gave one a few coats of Tarnished Brass Distress Stain. I loved it. Now, I've got to remember I have all these.

I added more layers of Tim Coffey K & Company papers along with a border strip and a post card from Graphic 45's A Place in Time November. Now I put on some of my ecru cotton crocheted lace.

I fussy cut a bunch of leaves from one of the sheets of Tim Coffey's paper pad, shaped them and sponged on some Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I added Petaloo Botanicas and two Recollections leaves that were laying on my desk.

Again using my Tim Holtz scissors, I fussy cut this leaf from Tim Coffey paper and layered it with a piece of Canvas Corp kraft Flute cut with Alterations Mini Tickets die set. I put those two layers onto of a scrap of G 45 that I had cut with We R Memory Keepers Stub corner punch. I glued a wood Tennessee key onto that stack.

From my box of dyed seam binding, I choose a beautiful cranberry color I had recently bought from Prairie Bird Boutique. I punched holes on the top corners and threaded the seam binding through and tied it to the chipboard. I made a double bow and glued that onto the right side.

I tied on another piece to the tag I had made with the plaid TC paper.

Back into my stash, I found some Tim Holtz alphas. I dabbed on a bit of the TB Distress Stain to dull the finish and give a more cohesive look.

Yipee, I'm done and loving' it. Plus a have a new piece of fall decor to hang and the bonus of saying "I made this!"

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Wallflower Get Well Card


This get well card for a friend of the Penmaker, was created on a kraft card stock base with mats of Prima Engraver from the 6" paper pad, Tim Coffey K & Company cut with Alterations Postage Stamp Frame, and Tim Holtz Wallflower from the 12" paper pad.

My hand dyed wool was cut with Alterations Mini Tattered Leaves die set and the tag with their Tiny Tabs & Tags. The twine is May Arts natural burlap string. 

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Forever and Always

The wedding card I created is basically all white card stock except for the striped layer which is a very old pattern from my stash of no-name papers. I used my scallop We R Memory Keepers corner punch on it, and popped it up with 3-D foam tape.

The two laces were scrap pieces.

The ferns were cut with Alterations Thinlits Holiday Greens and the doily is Prima. It's hard to see, but I also have a cut from my Spellbinder's Framed Floral tucked in there.

The Forever and Always chipboard piece is Graphic 45's Mon Amour. 

My white flowers are all from I Am Roses. They are white... not the creamy white that this photo is showing (sorry). The leaves were cut with Spellbinder's Foilage. They're edged with Bundled Sage Distress Ink to give just a hint of color. I shaped them with a paint brush handle.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

My Favorite For Fall

This is my favorite design of the fall cards I've created so far this season. It's a fairly simple mix of patterns and layers. The polka dot paper is an Echo Park Dots & Stripes and the base is one from Tim Coffey by K & Company.

A Prima Serenity in a brown tone with a bed of cheesecloth.

A layer of kraft Canvas Corp Flute (corrugate) and one of my treasured wood keys from Tennessee.

Hand dyed wool leaves cut with Alterations Mini Tattered Leaves die set. A Webster's Pages chipboard button (from a Pixie Dust kit)  and a scrap of ribbon from my stash.

These golden yellow flowers are vintage Prima, and beneath it is a Sizzix Vintage Doily.

The girl image was cut from a sheet of Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale and under it is a cut from my Kaiserkraft 6.5" Vintage Timeless paper pad.

I'm linking up at:
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Fall Has Arrived
Verve Inspiration Challenge - Autumn Lovelies

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful Sunday!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Story of Fall Pocket Card

Going through my stash, I came across a bunch of October Afternoon embellishments I had forgotten about. These chipboard pieces are from their Farmhouse collection. I can't for the life of me understand why I hadn't used these... they're so adorable and lend themselves perfectly to a fall theme. I mixed them with my Echo Park The Story of Fall papers.

A wood key from my favorite wood shop in Gatlinburg, Tn.

A Petaloo Botanica and some brown embroidered leaves... which came from Surplus City in Lavale MD. I'm hoping to be able to make a stop there in a couple weeks when we head back home from New England.

The ecru cotton crocheted lace is also a Surplus City item. The tiny yellow and orange blooms and leaves are Petaloo Darjeeling Petites.

The teeny golden rhinestone is from BoBunny. The piece of ephemera I stamped with Fall, is from the Farmhouse Miscellany. The frame underneath was cut with Sizzix Frame die.

I'm linking up at:
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Fall Has Arrived

The Penmaker and I will be heading out soon for a fall excursion, but I have some creations scheduled to show you. Please don't forget me.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Farmer's Market Card

A little bit of this and that all combined to make today's fall card. This is is actually a birthday card for a dear friend, who tells me she loves that her's is this time of year because I always send her a fall themed card for her special day.

The card base is some Lunch Bag kraft paper. The pretty little golden flowers are from one of my old Pixie Dust kits as is the Webster's Page chipboard button.

A Petaloo Botanica and a heart cut with Alterations Mini Hearts from some Canvas Corp kraft corrugate. There's a snippet of May Arts ivory burlap string tied through the chipboard button.

I fussy cut the pumpkins from Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale "Abracadabra" paper. I did some layering with these for a dimensional look.

The beige teeny, tiny flowers are from I Am Roses.

My focal point is a mat of Canvas Corp kraft corrugate... they call it Flute. The Farmer's Market card was cut from the Echo Park's The Story of Fall "Journaling Cards" sheet. I am really taking a liking to Echo Park. Their papers aren't exactly my style, but I've been having fun making some cards that are just a little different for me.

I'm linking up at:
The Kraft Journal - Anything Goes Pumpkins

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