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Gift Bag Card and Ellen Hutson Die Sale

Good Saturday afternoon.  I have been home from work sick most of this past week and this is the first day that I have felt like playing.  I’ve had the Waffle Flower Gift Bag Die set for a while but haven’t had the chance to play with it.  I intended to create a gift bag today but ended up placing the gift bag on a card front instead.  I framed the bag with the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames and Pierced Rectangle Frames . The flowers from the set were arranged with the Impression Obsession Leaves and Stems and the sentiment is from the Essentials by Ellen Lovely set.

KC Waffle Flower Gift Bag 1 right

I attached the two frames together using double stick tape and then attached to the card base with strips of mounting tape.  The gift bag was attached to the card base with mounting tape. I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and attached the sections together using glossy accents.

KC Waffle Flower Gift Bag 1 center

The stems and flowers were arranged and attached using glossy accents.  The sentiment layer was stamped using Dusty Concord ink and it was was attached on both sides of the frame with double stick tape.  The layer slightly curves out in front of the gift bag but it is hard to see in the photo.  I added one more tiny flower and foliage to the sentiment to finish.

KC Waffle Flower Gift Bag 1 left

Have you had a chance to check out the 15% off Die Sale going on at  Ellen Hutson?.  Sales ends tomorrow.

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Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession “Not So Moody Blues” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Not So Moody Blues” design team challenge to make blue cards.  My project today was made using the Strawberry Basket, Small Flourish Background, Foliage, Bunny Set, Leaves and Stems , Tiny Flowers, Grass Border, Easter Egg Set and All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2. I enjoyed making this sweet Easter card using the soft blue Icy Mint cardstock for the frame, eggs and flowers. I love that the Stampin’ Up! Baja Breeze Taffeta ribbon (retired) in my stash matches the blue cardstock perfectly.

KC Impression Obsession Strawberry Basket 2 right

I attached the flourish background flat to the card base using double stick tape around the border and with a few glue dots in key spots to hold it flat. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the blue frame and attached it to the card base.  I attached the grass border (it’s almost totally covered  with foliage) to the back of the basket using double stick tape.  Next I attached the three eggs in behind the grass and attached with double stick tape. I twined the ribbon around the handle of the basket attaching it in place every few turns with glue dots.  

KC Impression Obsession Strawberry Basket 2 center

I cut the foliage sections into smaller branches and attached them to the front of the basket with glossy accents.  I attached the multi loop bow to the foliage with glue dots.  The tiny flowers were formed with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the foliage with glossy accents.  I applied pink ink to the bunny ears with a mini applicator and attached a couple tiny leaves and formed 1/8 inch circles to the his neck to dress him up. Then I tucked the bunny in behind the floral spray attaching with double layered mounting tape and then attached a few additional stems and flowers with glossy accents to fill in around him.  The basket was attached to the card base using double layers of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Strawberry Basket 2 close

Here’s a closer view of the little scene.  I love the blue and white color combination with the added touches of green foliage.

KC Impression Obsession Strawberry Basket 2 left

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

Card Size: 5.50" x 4.25"

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Lovebirds

Good Monday morning.  I have a clean and simple project to share with you today using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Lovebirds and Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Frame. I love the delicate limbs and leaves and the placement of the lovebirds. I didn’t want anything to detract from the sweet images so I paired them with an all white background.  The decorative frame adds dimension and grounds the images adding to the overall prettiness. 

KC Elizabeth Craft Lovebirds 1 left

I cut the image using white cardstock and colored the leaves and branches with Memento markers and the birds with Copic.  The only reason I switched is because I didn’t have a light enough blue marker.  I actually covered the bird and leaves with clear Wink of Stella but it doesn’t really show well in the photos.  I cut a couple extra leaf sections to add at the bottom of the branch to soften and cover the bare branch.  I lightly formed all the leaves with my stylus and molding pad.

 KC Elizabeth Craft Lovebirds 1 cemter

I attached the frames together with thin strips of mounting tape and then applied a second layer of tape and attached to the card base.  I applied double layered pieces of mounting tape to the back of both birds and several of the leaves so they would stand well away from the base.

KC Elizabeth Craft Lovebirds 1 right

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a good week. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

 

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Ornate Wrought Iron Frame

Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made using the Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame and Wrought Iron Fence paired together to create this awesome frame.  The floral arrangement was made using the Foliage set, Tiny Flowers and Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunch of Flowers 1.

KC Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame 2 right

I thought combining the two dies would make a really pretty frame for my floral arrangement.  The frame die cuts into 4 sections, three frame layers and an oval.  I attached the three frame sections together using double stick tape to create a more substantial frame to attach the fence sections to.   The fence comes in two sections and I attached then together in the center with double stick tape.  This got a little tricky as the border around the fence is very thin.  I cut 1/8” double stick tape sections in half lengthways to create a thin enough adhesive to hold the sections together without showing from the front.  I removed the backing off the tape on the frame and attached the frame to the fence. Once it was secure I used my snips to cut off the excess portions of the fence.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  I really love how the frame and fence sections look together to create a totally different piece. 

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KC Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame 2 center

I had one more piece of this beautiful paper from the Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection and I thought it would be so pretty as the background for my frame and flowers.  I had a bit of a hard time trying to decide what color flowers I should use.  The dominant colors of the paper are peach and lavender so that’s what I used.  They are a fairly strange color combination but I went with it anyway.  If I had it to do again I would have created the frame using cream colored cardstock.  I formed the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and attached the sections together using glossy accents. I cut two sections of foliage and attached it to the frame using glossy accents to create the base for the flowers.  I arranged the large flowers and attached with glossy accents. I finished by adding several of the tiny flowers around the edges of foliage to soften the arrangement.  The floral arrangement covered up more of the frame than I had intended but It still shows enough to be pretty.

KC Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame 2 left

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have an enjoyable Sunday. One thing is for sure.  I’m gong to have a few hard days getting used to the daylight savings time change.  Ugh!  How about you??!!

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession Framed Bunny Scene

Good Thursday morning.  Have you checked out the Impression Obsession 15% off sale going on at Ellen Hutson? If not you should hop on over and check it out.

I have made so many bunny scene cards using the Impression Obsession Bunny Set but I can’t seem to help myself.  They are just so sweet and fun to use all three together. I like to create a fairly close area for them so I pulled out the Shaker Circle Frames to frame the scene. I used the Grass Border, Small Grass Border, Foliage set and the Tiny Flowers set to surround the bunnies in foliage and pretty flowers and added one tiny butterfly from the Butterfly Set.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 15  right

I attached double stick tape to the back of the frame and attached the grass sections in place. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base. I formed all the tiny flowers using my small tip stylus and molding pad.  I cut the full set of Foliage pieces and attached the tiny flowers to the branches using glossy accents.  I attached rolled glue dots to the back of a few key branch and flowers and applied glossy accents to the bottom of the stems and tucked them in behind the grass sections.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 15  close

I cut the bunnies using white cardstock and applied Antique Linen and Vintage Photo using a mini applicator.  If you would like to see how I colored my bunnies you can a few step by step photos in my Coloring Die Cut Animals tutorial in the tutorial section on my blog.  I attached a couple tiny leaves and tiny flowers to the neck of each bunny with glossy accents.  The tiny flowers were made using a very small stylus and 1/8” circles.  They are just the perfect size to dress up the bunnies. Each bunny was set in place using a piece of mounting tape. I added a touch of sparkle to the flowers and butterfly using clear Wink of Stella. I wish it showed up better in the pictures.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 15  left

I hope you enjoy seeing these fun little bunnies as much as I enjoyed playing with them. Don’t forget to check out the Impression Obsession sale this week at Ellen Hutson

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Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good day.

Card size:  5.00” square

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