Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Fall themed cards using paint chips

You can't really tell from my current home but our previous home was quite the crayon box.  Every room was painted a different color I think.  I collected paint chips and kept them in case we needed more of the colors for touch up later.  We moved and I still kept them and am so glad I did.  I used them to cut up all the leaves from this month's Spellbinders Small die club kit.  


I typed up and printed out the additional sentiment to add to the word dies included in the set.  I really enjoyed playing with this set.

I found it went a lot smoother when I just die cut all the dies at one time on every color paint chip plus white and kraft card stock.  I did not know how I was going to use them but it gave me a lot of pieces to work with without having to go back and die cut.  

Friday, October 16, 2020

Hangry is a real word so "Eat and be happy"

My husband has learned this is a very real thing with me.  He knows that if I say I am hungry on a road trip, it is best to find a place to eat within 15 minutes, not until the next bathroom break.  Lol!  "Eat & be happy" immediately came to mind as I was looking through my latest purchase from Elizabeth Craft Designs which included the pizza box die set.

I added a purple flower using Florals 1 and the layered dies that came in the set.  I continued the theme with the inside of the box and added the rest of the rather cheeky sentiment.  But wouldn't it be great if you just had this little gift box handy for someone getting hangry?  It's sure to break the tension that may or may not be building.  :)

You know it's my favorite thing to figure out different ways to combine Quietfire Design dies - I really like this one!  Haha!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Always and Forever

It's been a such a busy weekend that I forgot to mention that I was on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog last Saturday with a wedding card I made for my niece.  

The wood background was inspired by her wedding ceremony on the deck of her parents' home and a I remembered she wanted a touch of blush on the flowers.  Even though it was not the wedding that was planned due to Covid, I think down the road, it will be quite special in the memory bank. 

There are more details on how to make the card on the ECD blog so hop on over there for full instructions and supplies.  Thank you for looking!

Monday, October 5, 2020


  Slim line cards are so popular right now so I had to make one even though I don't have any of the dies.  I just used a third of an 8.5 x 11 card stock.  The good news is that it will fit inside any business envelope you have.

They are perfect for the large word dies by Quietfire Design but wow, they are hard to photograph!  I love it that I have plenty of room and there is just something satisfying by making a long design.

The Elegant Ornament is covered with MGP Tyrian Purple as are the stamens of the purple flower.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Sending Smiles

I've been having a lot of fun with my new floral dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Today I combined them with the lovely frame from Spellbinders small die set from July 2020 and finished with the always lovely word die by Quietfire Design.

For the stamens of the flower, I used a chunky black glitter - a generous dollop of glue and then pour the black glitter over it and leave until dry.


Spellbinders small die July 2020