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Framed Birdhouse

Good Sunday morning.  I have a bright and cheerful framed birdhouse card to share with you today made using the Poppystamps Massa Leaf Frame,  My Favorite Things Birdhouses, Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames, Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers.

KC My Favorite Things Birdhouses 1 left

The leaf frame has a very thin layer of cardstock around the opening so I attached a scalloped double matted frame with double stick tape to give it a more substantial appearance. I used the leaf frame as a template to draw pencil lines on the fancy scalloped layer to mark where I wanted to cut a square opening.  I used a square Nestabilities die to cut the opening and then applied strips of mounting tape to the back of the fancy layer and attached it to the card base.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the leafy frame and then attached it over the square cut opening.  Using layers of mounting tape between the main scalloped layer and leaf frame allowed more dimension so the little tree house scene  would appear set back in the framed opening.  Wow!  I hope that sentence made sense. I applied a few tiny glue dots to some of the larger foliage branches to hold them in place.  I formed the leaves lightly with my fingers to create a more natural look.

KC My Favorite Things Birdhouses 1 center

I assembled the birdhouse using tan woodgrain and red cardstock .  I cut a few extra small leaves and formed a few tiny flowers and attached them to the birdhouse using glossy accents.  I added a couple extra foliage branches inside the frame for the birdhouse to hang from.  I attached a small piece of twine to a branch with a glue dot and secured it to the base with a second glue dots.  I attached the birdhouse in place using mounting tape.  I formed a few tiny flowers and attached them to the branches with glossy accents.  The two tiny birds were attached with tiny squares of mounting tape.

KC My Favorite Things Birdhouses 1 right

I hope you are having a great weekend and I appreciate you coming by today.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Impression Obsession “Some Bunny Loves You” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Some Bunny Loves You” design team challenge. My project today was the Bunny Set, Bouquet, Butterfly Set and was framed using the Circle Shaker Frames.  The matting circles were made using the Nesting Circles.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 14 right

I started by cutting the circle frame and the two matting frames and attached them together using tiny strips of mounting tape. I applied double stick tape to the back lower portion of the frame and attached two full sections of the green bouquet stems.  I applied double stick tape all the way around the back of the frame and stems and attached it to the card base.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 14 center

I formed the different colored flowers from the set with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the stems using glossy accents. The bunnies were colored using mini applicators and Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink. Each bunny was attached to the scene using mounting tape. I trimmed a portion off the back section of the bunny on the left to get him to fit inside the frame.  I attached the three butterflies in the scene with glossy accents for the finishing touch.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 14 close

Here’s a closer view of those three precious bunnies.  I love making projects with them.

KC Impression Obsession Bunny Set 14 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.

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 

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Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree and a Flower Garden

Good Sunday morning.  I have a fun spring scene card to share with you today made using the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait setting paired with the My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery, Elizabeth Craft Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 4.  I love the whimsical tree and flowers with the green gingham paper from the My Favorite Things Tiny Check Paper Pack.

KC Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait 1 right

I cut the tree frame once using Kraft cardstock and again using Bazzill Lollipop. I applied Vintage Photo ink to the tree using a mini applicator and and then lightly drug the ink pad directly over the tree to add some texture. I cut the tree section off of the pink frame and trimmed the Kraft frame on all four sides to neatly fit behind the pink frame.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the pink frame and attached the tree frame to the back of it. I cut two sets of leaves and two or three sets of tiny flowers and leaf sections from the Lilac set.  I formed the leaves and the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and then attached them to the tree limbs using glossy accents. I cut two sections of ground using the stitched borders instead of the grass section that came with the tree set because I wanted them to fit across the whole scene.  The section in the back was cut on an up hill angle to add interest and attached directly on the gingham card base using ATG adhesive.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and tree and attached it to the card base.  The front grass border was attached to the front of the frame with ATG adhesive.

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I cut several leaf stems from the Lilac set, formed them lightly with my stylus and molding pad and then attached the tiny flowers using glossy accents. I tucked the leaf stems and flowers in behind the grass sections attaching them with glossy accents. I cut a whole set of all the foliage in the Leafy Greenery set and tucked them in and around the flower stems. I added a few tiny butterflies from the Memory Box Butterfly Delights set to finish.  .

KC Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait 1 left

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

Card size:  5.50” X 4.25”

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Favorites of 2016

Good Saturday morning.  Is it just me or does it seem like 2016 flew by way too fast?  It’s been a year full of wonderful experiences and some not so wonderful.  One thing that always makes me happy is sharing my paper crafting projects with you on my blog.  I thought I would select some of my favorites for the year and share them today for my last post in 2016.  Click on the links if you would like to see the full post for each project.

January  Framed Mini Flowers

KC Elizabeth Craft Garden Patch 1 Inch Mini Daisy and Chrysanthemum 3 left

February Clean and Simple Spring Bouquet

KC Impression Obsession Bouquet 1 right

March Duck Easter Parade

KC Impression Obsession Farm Girl 2 right

April Monochromatic Beach Scene

KC Impression Obsession Sea Birds 6 right

May Floral Framed Thanks

KC Impression Obsession Thanks LC 1 right

June Decorative Framed Roses

KC Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Large 5 left

July Ornate Framed Lilac

KC Impression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame 1 left

August Fall Leaves

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 13 right

September Thankful Fall Leaves

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 11 right

October Sparkling Nature Deer and Pine Branches

KC Memory Box Grand Stag Oval Frame 1 left

November Wrought Iron Fence and Wreath

KC Impression Obsession Wrought Iron Fence 1 right

December Christmas Snowman

KC Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants 1 left 

Thank you so much for all of your supportive comments this past year.   It means more to me than you know. I hope my cards have inspired you to get your own crafting supplies out and creating beautiful projects of your own. I’m wishing each of you a Healthy and Happy New Year in 2017. 

Check out my crafting supply sale at this link.

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Button Snowman and Christmas Sale Alert

Good Tuesday morning. Before I start my project I want to make sure you are aware of the Make It Merry 30% off Christmas Category Sale at Ellen Hutson.

I haven’t used buttons on my projects for a very long time but I have been intrigued for a while by the 28 Lilac Lane Embellishment Kits and Embellishment Bottles with matching buttons, sequins, pearls and seed beads and had to try a couple.   My first thought when opening the Winter Wonderland Bottle was a snowman scene.  Here’s what I came up with.

KC Lilac Lane Snowman right

I started by picking buttons with only two holes and attached little pieces of black cardstock on the back with so the holes would look like eyes and coal buttons.  Since the snowman is so little I created the scene on a small piece of kraft cardstock and layered it with the white and gingham layers.  I hand cut a little piece of ground snow with my deckle scissors and attached to the bottom of the scene. Next I attached the two fir trees with glossy accents.  The white scalloped layer was attached to the gingham card base with mounting tape.  The scene was attached to the red piece and was attached to the white layer with mounting tape.

KC Lilac Lane Snowman close center

I heated up my hot glue gun and used it to attach the two buttons to the scene.  I could have used glue dots but I wanted the buttons to be really secure.  I hand cut the tiny hat and scarf using Taylored Expressions red and white felt and attached them to the snowman with tiny dots of hot glue.  I finished by attaching sparkly sequins all around the snowman for the look of falling snow.  I know….the snowflakes are almost the size of the snowman.  LOL!

KC Lilac Lane Snowman left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.  Don’t forget to check out the Christmas Category Sale over at Ellen Hutson.

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