Monthly Archives: April 2013

Happy Mother’s Day

Hi Everyone,

We are fast approaching Mother’s Day so it is time to dust off the Vintage papers and create a card for your Mother.  This one is actually a gift for a friend so I still have to make a card for my own Mother.

I have seen this card used by many different people and I absolutely just love it so I had to give it a whirl.  It’s called a Pop Up Book Card and you can find the tutorial here.

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I am really happy with the way it turned out.  What I like about this card the most is the inside.  We normally do not give much attention to the inside but this fold is all about the inside.

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Since this was a gift for a friend I also made a special box to hold the card.  You can find my tutorial here.

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Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B226 – Happy (Set of 2)
B227 – Love (Set of 2)
B232 – Mother’s (Set of 2)
B235 – You (Set of 2)
B236 – Day (Set of 2)
B308 – City Girl Edger
B311 – Chrystanthemum Strip
B315 – Ivy Corner Flourish
XM-8 – XM Scalloped Oval
DL140 – Dutch Scallop Square
Flourishes Stamps – Motherly Love

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Mother’s Day!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!
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Scor-Pal Expanding Box

Hello again everyone,

It’s Joann  here again and I am delighted to show you another fun little box to make.  I got the idea from a candy box that I was given that had sides that opened up so you could almost fold the box flat.  Well, I got out my trusty little craft knife and took it apart to see how it was put together : )

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and here it is open

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To make this fun little box follow these simple steps:

Step 1

Score at 2 ¼, 4 ¼, 7 ¾, 9 ¾ , and 11 ¾

Step-1

Step 2

Flip to the other edge and score at 2 ¾, 4 ¾, 7 ¼, and 9 ¼

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Step 3

Trim off the extra pieces to leave the final shape as shown

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Step 4

To round the flaps so the box will open and close I simply took an oval die and traced the shape and fussy cut the flap.

Step-4

Step 5

To make the flaps on the top of the box a little nicer I took my die and placed the flap through as shown and then run this part through your machine far enough to cut the die.

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Step 6

Finish the inside by adding DP before you assemble the box

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Step 7

I distressed the edges of the outside of the box before decorating with more pretty DP

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog and I hope you can come back and visit again soon!

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Flower Vase – Pretty in Purple!

Hi Everyone,   Happy Friday to you!

I have had so much fun in the past with creating different vases that I wanted to share another one with you today.  I made my own cut file for this vase but my inspiration came from a vase I saw in a local store.

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Here is a close-up of the flowers.  Most of  the flowers in this vase are made from the fabulous new release dies with a few of my favorites thrown in as well!  Be sure to check out the bottom of this post for a complete list : )

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Here’s a closer look at the vase:

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and as always, here is a list of the dies used for this project:

B258 – Cutie Fringe IV
B292 – Fanciful Flourish Reverse
B304 – Ivy Strip
B307 – Sweet Williams Strip
B309 – Sweethearts Edger
B310 – Shasta Daisy Strip
B311 – Chrysanthemum Strip
DL112AB – Small Exotic Butterflies #1 w/Angel Wings
DL242 – Kissimee Doily
DL246 – Kissimee Tiny Doily
SF1 – Leaf

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Pretty in Purple!  You still have time….With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!
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