Monthly Archives: March 2014

Glitz and Glam High Heel Shoe

Hi everyone,  so glad you could pop by…

Today we are having yet another snow day, actually a “blizzard” so in my estimation it’s a great day to craft!  I created a fashion shoe for the latest challenge at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  The theme is “Show Some Sparkle Glitz or Glam!”  and I have the perfect project in mind for this!  I was so happy with how it turned out : )   The photos doesn’t really do it justice… It’s so sparkly in real life.

I used the 3D shoe from the Love Always SVG Kit from SVGCUTS.COM.  I pulled out some of my “hoarded” stash of glitter paper.  I have been holding onto this for a while now just waiting for the right time to use it and was the best challenge to break it out!

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I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog – Challenge #4: Show Some Sparkle Glitz or Glam
All Crafts Challenge – Anything except a card

Thank you again so very much for stopping by.  I really do appreciate it.

Have a wonderful weekend : )

joann sig 2

3D Shadow Box Collage

Hi everyone,

Have you ever seen one of this old picture frames that holds a bunch of different pictures as a collage?  Well, I was doing a bit of closet clean-out and found a picture frame like this that I put together way back when our son was very young and this got me to thinking…  Lately I have been fascinated with shadow boxes so I took the idea of the collage and combined that with shadow boxes and this is what I came up with.

I adore the gorgeous new Once Upon A Time Paper Collection from Heartfelt Creations and it provided the perfect canvas.    It’s difficult to see in the photo but a lot of the lovely images are popped out inside each of the shadow box frames.  I must admit though, this was one of the more labor intensive projects I’ve done in a while LOL! but well worth the time and effort!

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and the best part, here are the flowers!

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Products Used:

HCPC 3303 – Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCPC 3468 – Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 – Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCD 701 – Posy Patch Die
HCD 722 – Tattered Blossoms Die
HCD 736 – Classic Leaf Die
HCD 743 – Raindrops on Roses Die
HCDP1 238 – Floral Key Paper Collection
HCDP1 241 – Once Upon a Time Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: White Card Stock,  Copper Embossing Powder, Lace, Ribbon and Bling from my stash, Distressed Ink, adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

To make the shadow box collage start by choosing a design for your collage.  From the top Left to Right, the shadow boxes I made are 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, 3 3/4″ X 6″, 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, 2 – 2 1/2″ square and finally 3″ x 5 1/2″.  Now that you have the dimensions, start by building the individual shadow boxes and attach them all together to form your collage.  The final measurement is almost 12″ square.  To hold all the boxes together fasten a piece of card stock to the back and attach a piece of ribbon to hang the collage from.  I decided to use various pre-made images from the Once Upon a Time Paper Collection to show case in the boxes.  Finish be decorating with lots of flowers .  Stamp, emboss, die cut and distressed flowers from both the Posy Patch and Tattered Blossoms flower sets and finish with some ribbon and bling and enjoy!

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

joann sig 2

Birthday Time

Hello there everyone,

I want to show you another Fancy Fold that I saw somewhere on the internet and I decided to make my own version of it.  I am calling this card a Circle Folded Pop Out Card, I hope you enjoy!

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and last but not least, the best part …… the flowers!

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Products Used:

HCPC 3318 – Daisy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 – Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3591 – Alarm and Watch PreCut Set
HCD 703 – Daisy Patch Die
HCD 713 – Decorative Lace Border Die
HCD 736 – Classic Leaf Die
HCD 743 – Raindrops on Roses Die
HCD 744 – Once Upon a Time Die
HCDP1 241 – Once Upon a Time Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: White Card Stock,  Black Glitter Card Stock, Raffia, Memento Black Tuxedo Ink, Raffia, Lace and Bling from my stash, Distressed Ink, adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start by cutting a piece of DP 12″ x 7″ and using the template found here create the base of the card.   Next, using the Decorative Lace Border Die, cut it twice and line the Left and Right side of the card finishing off each side with a die cut from the pre-made image from the Once Upon a Time Paper Collection that I fussy cut out and layered with the Alarm clock from the Alarm and Watch PreCut Set.  Last, but not least, add some flowers.  I stamped, die cut and distressed flowers using the Daisy Patch Flowers PreCut Set.  Finish with some ribbon and bling and enjoy!

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

joann sig 2
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