3-D Projects

Butterflies! You Move Me Butterfly Card

Pink Butterfly Card

Here's another fun interactive card I created using the Move Me Bundle from Stampin' Up!

I created this one to send to my granddaughter on her 11 month birthday!

Lots of moving parts and surprises inside! 

Perfect for little hands to explore!

(Be sure to see the other Move Me cards I create HERE)

Pink Butterfly Card with Insert

The butterfly is stamped on an insert that fits inside the pouch on the front of the card.

When you pull up the insert, the butterfly flutters.

Of course, this is one of those cards that you have to see in action to get the full effect.

I created a short video so you can see the movement of the card:

You Move Me Butterfly Card
How cool is that?

And it is easy to make!

Here's how:

Cut a piece of 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Berry Burst card stock and score at 4 1/4" to create your card base.

Cut a piece of Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series paper 5" x 3 3/4" to be used as your card front.

Center the louver piece from Move Me Thinlits Dies on the designer paper, and cut out using the Big Shot.  The sandwich used should be the Big Shot Platform, Thin Die Adapter, Precision Base Plate, card stock, die, and upper cutting plate.

Move Me Butterfly step 1

To finish the cut-out square, create a square frame by nesting 2 square framelits dies onto a piece of Berry Burst card stock and cut out using the Big Shot.

Move Me Butterfly step 2

Apply SNAIL Adhesive along the edges of the frame.  Use your Silicone Craft Mat to catch any overflow from the adhesive.

Move Me Butterfly step 3Place the frame over the cut-out.

Move Me Butterfly step 4

Stamp "hi there" from You Move Me (2 stamps) along the upper edge of the border using Berry Burst ink. 

To create the pouch, cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Powder Pink card stock to mat the designer paper.

Carefully layer and hold the pieces together with your fingers and cut out the top notch using 1 1/4" circle punch.

Apply Foam Adhesive Strips along the three backside edges of the designer paper.

Move Me Butterfly step 5

Remove the backing on the foam adhesive and attach the designer paper piece to the Powder Pink mat.  Attach to front of Berry Burst card base.

Now to create the insert.  Cut a piece of 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the 2-step butterfly from You Move Me.

There are two images of the butterfly.  One large, the other smaller.  Stamp the large butterfly using Powder Pink ink.  Then stamp the smaller butterfly using Berry Burst ink.  The stamps are photopolymer, so they are easy to see where you are stamping. You don't want the lines of the butterflies to be lined up. You want the lines of the smaller butterfly to be offset from the lines of the larger butterfly.  It will look blurry, but that is ok.  That offset makes the fluttering effect work.

Move Me Butterfly step 6

Stamp the greeting using Berry Burst ink.  Mat to a 5" x 3  1/2" Wild Wasabi card stock.  Fold a piece of ribbon in half and staple to the top of the insert.  This will be used to pull the insert out of the pouch.

Stamp flowers and 2-step small butterflies on scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Berry Burst and Powder Pink inks.  Stamp leaves onto scrap piece of Wild Wasabi card stock using Old Olive ink.  Cut out using coordinating Move Me Thinlits Dies and attach to front of card.  Cut flower stamens out of scrap piece of Wild Wasabi card stock using Move Me Thinlits Die and attach to flowers using Glue Dots or Fine Tip Glue.

For the inside:

Move Me Butterfly inside

Cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Two-step stamp the smaller butterflies using Powder Pink and Berry Burst inks.  Attach insert to the inside of the card.

Stamp larger butterflies using the Rock 'n Roll technique.  Ink up the image using Powder Pink ink, then tap Berry Burst ink along the edges.  Stamp three butterflies and cut out using the coordinating thinlits die.  Score 2 of the butterflies down the middle and pop up along the center score line of the card base using Mini Dimensionals.  Attach the 3rd butterfly on the inside of the card base using Mini Dimensionals.

 Done!  See, lots of moving and pop up parts for my 11-month-old granddaughter.  Hope it brings a smile to her and her parents!

Create easy interactive cards using the You Move Me Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Move Me Bundle

The stamp set and thinlits are sold separately, but if purchased as a bundle, you'll save 10%.

Online ordering

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: You Move Me

Ink: Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Old Olive

Paper: Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, You Move Me Thinlits Dies, Square Framelits Dies, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Silicone Craft Mat, ribbon out of my stash, stapler, SNAIL Adhesive, Foam Adhesive Strips, Mini Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

Happy Stampin'!

You Move Me Hummingbird Card

You Move Me Hummingbird

Here's another fun interactive card I created using the Move Me Bundle from Stampin' Up!

This one features the fluttering hummingbird!

(Please see my card featuring the butterfly HERE).

You Move Me Hummingbird pouch and insert

I made this pouch card for my niece's birthday. 

The hummingbird is stamped on a piece that inserts into the pouch. 

When you pull up the insert the hummingbird's wings flap.

Of course, this is one of those cards that you have to see in action to get the full effect.

So, I created a short video showing the movement.


Move Me Hummingbird Card You Tube
 How cool is that?

And it is easy to make!

Here's how:

  1. To create the pouch, score 5 1/2" x 8 1/1" Tangerine Tango card base at 2 1/8" x 6 1/4".  Do not fold along the score lines just yet.
  2. Attach 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper to the front of the card base.
  3. Cut out an opening using the Big Shot and Square Framelits Die.  You can discard the cutout or use it for another project.
  4. Cut out the top notch using the Big Shot and Move Me Thinlit Die.
  5. Cut out the luver from a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Crushed Curry card stock using the Big Shot and Move Me Thinlits Die.  The sandwich should be the Big Shot Platform, Thin Die Adapter, Precision Base Plate, card stock, die, and upper cutting plate.
  6. Carefully apply SNAIL Adhesive to the back side of the louver.  I placed the louver piece onto my Silicone Craft Mat and carefully applied the SNAIL along the outside edges.  You don't want the adhesive to extend to the inside of the cutout as it will hinder the movement of the insert once the card is assembled.
  7. Attach the louver over the square opening.
  8.  Fold pouch along fold lines and apply Tear and Tape to the edge of one back panel.  Apply Tear and Tape along the bottom edge of the middle panel to close the bottom of the pouch.  Remove backing off Tear and Tape pieces, and fold along the score lines, securing the pouch close.
  9.  To figure out where the hummingbird should be stamped on the card insert, place 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" Whisper White insert into the pouch.  Make a small mark through the louver with a pencil.  Use that mark as a guide for placement.  I found it best to stamp the hummingbird towards the bottom of the insert.  It may sit lower as you are looking at the front of the card, but you'll get more fluttering effect as it moves up and out of the pouch.
  10.  Now to stamp the hummingbird onto the insert.  There are two images in the stamp set.  One is a full image of the hummingbird, the other is just the body and wing.  Using your pencil mark as a guide, first stamp the full image hummingbird using Tangerine Tango ink.  Then, stamp the partial image of the hummingbird over the first image.  The stamps are photopolymer, so they are easy to see where you are stamping.  You want the lines of the partial image to be offset from the lines of the full image.  That offset makes the fluttering effect work.
  11. Stamp the greeting from Butterfly Basics using Archival Black in at the top of the insert.
  12. Mat to a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" Basic Black card stock.  Puch a hole at the top and insert a piece of ribbon.  I used retired Tangerine Tango ribbon out of my stash.
  13. For the front, stamp flowers using Powder Pink, Pool Party and Tangerine Tango inks onto a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  Cut pieces out using the Big Shot and coordinating Move Me Thinlits Dies.
  14. Stamp leaves onto a scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock using Old Olive ink.  Cut out using Big Shot and coordinating Move Me Thinlits Die.
  15. Cut flower stamens out of scrap Crushed Curry card stock using Big Shot and Move me Thinlits die. 
  16. Attach flowers and leaves to front of card. Make sure you place them blow the louver as you don't want them hindering the movement of the card front.  Attach the stamens using Mini Glue Dots.  Attach Candy Dots to flowers if desired.

      Hummingbird close upHere's how the stamped hummingbird should look.  It may look out of focus, but that is ok as again, that's what makes the fluttering effect work.

     Create easy interactive cards using the Move Me Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Move Me BundleThe stamp set and framelits are sold separately, but if purchased as a bundle, you'll save 10%

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: You Move Me, Butterfly Basics

Ink: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Archival Black, Powder Pink, Pool Party

Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White, Crushed CurryWhole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Move Me Thinlits Dies, Squares Framelits, hole punch (non SU!), Tangerine Tango ribbon (retired) Silicone Craft Mat, SNAIL Adhesive, Tear and Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Candy Dots

Happy Stampin'!

You Move Me Butterfly Card

You Move Me Butterfly

I'm loving the interactive You Move Me Bundle from Stampin' Up! 

The bundle includes the stamp set You Move Me (a fluttering butterfly and hummingbird), and the coordinating Move Thinlits Dies.

Of course, to get the full effect of this card, you need to see it in action.  I created a short video showing how the butterfly flutters as you pull the card insert.

It's best to pull the insert out slowly to get the best fluttering effect.

You Move Me Butterfly Card Video

How cool is that?!

And it is so easy to create using the Move Me Bundle!

Here's How:

1. For this card, I created a pouch in which the butterfly fits inside as an insert.  To create the pouch, I started with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Calypso Coral card base, scored at 2 1/8" x 6 1/4".

Don't fold the pouch along the score lines just yet. 

2. Attach 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper to the front of the card base.

3. Cut out an opening using the Big Shot and Square Framelits Die.  You can discard the cutout or use it for another project.

4. Cut out the top notch using the Big Shot and Move Me Thinlit Die.

5.Cut out the louver from a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Night of Navy card stock using the Big Shot and Move Me Thinlit Die.  The sandwich should be the Big Shot platform, Thin Die Adapter, Precision Base Plate, card stock, die, and upper cutting plate.

6. Carefully apply SNAIL Adhesive to the back side of the louver.  I placed the louver piece on a Silicone Craft Mat and carefully applied the SNAIL along the outer edges.  You don't want the adhesive to extend to the inside of the square cutout as it will hinder the movement of the insert once the card is assembled.

7. Attach the louver over the square opening.

8. Fold pouch along fold lines and apply Tear and Tape to the edge of one back panel.  Apply Tear and Tape along the bottom edge of the middle panel to close the bottom of the pouch.  Remove backing off Tear and Tape pieces, and fold along the score lines, securing the pouch closed.

9. To figure out where the butterfly should be stamped on the card insert, place 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" Whisper White insert into the pouch.  Make a small mark through the louver with a pencil.  Use that mark as a guide for placement.  I found it best to stamp the butterfly towards the bottom of the insert.  It may sit lower as you are looking at the front of the card, but you'll get more fluttering effect as it moves up and out of the pouch.

10.  Now to stamp the butterfly onto the insert.  There are two images in the stamp set, one large and one smaller butterfly.  Stamp the larger image using Calypso Coral ink.  Use your pencil mark as your guide for placement.  Then, stamp the smaller butterfly using Crushed Curry ink.  The stamps are photopolymer, so they are easy to see where you are stamping.  You don't want the lines of the butterflies to be lined up.  You want the lines of the smaller butterfly to be offset from the lines of the larger butterfly.  That offset makes the fluttering effect work.

You Move Me Butterfly closeup

When looking at the stamped image, it looks out of focus.  But, that is ok as again, that's what makes the fluttering effect work.

11. Stamp greeting from Dragonfly Dreams using Night of Navy ink at the top of the insert.

12. Mat to a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" Night of Navy card stock.  Punch a hole at the top and insert Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched ribbon.

13. For the front, stamp 2-step butterfly using Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry inks on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  Stamp flowers using Wisteria Wonder and Night of Navy onto the same scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  Cut pieces out using Big Shot and coordinating Move Me Thinlits Dies.

14. Stamp leaves onto scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock using Old Olive ink.  Cut out using Big Shot and coordinating Move Me Thinlits Die.

15. Cut flower stamens out of scrap Calypso Coral card stock using Big Shot and Move Me Thinlits Die.  Attach to center of flowers using Mini Glue Dots.

16.  Attach butterflies, flowers, and leaves to front of card.  Make sure you place them below the louver as you don't want them hindering the movement of the card insert.  Attach candy dots to flowers if desired.

Create fun, any occasion, interactive cards using the Move Me Bundle.

Move Me Bundle
The stamp set and thinlits dies are sold separately, but you'll save 10% when you purchase them as a bundle.

Shop online 24/7

Online ordering

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: You Move Me, Dragonfly Dreams

Ink: Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive

Paper: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Move Me and Squares Thinlits/Framelits,  Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon, hole punch (non SU!), SNAIL Adhesive, Silicone Craft Mat,Tear and Tape Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots

 

Happy Stampin'!

A Little Wild Garden Party-Acrylic Block Watercolor Background

A Little Wild Garden PartyI've had so much fun crafting with the adorable A Little Wild stamp set and coordinating Little Loves Thinlits Dies.

Before I put the stamp set away for the time being, I decided to create a cute little garden party flip card for my granddaughter's one year birthday coming up in October.

I combined it with the Acrylic Block Watercolor Background technique.

Here's how:

  1. To create the background, I tapped Marina Mist, Island Indigo, and Wild Wasabi inks onto an acrylic block, then spritzed it with water so the ink would pool and run and stamped it onto a piece of watercolor paper.  I let it sit for a few seconds, then removed the block and set the paper aside so it would dry completely.
  2. While the watercolor paper was drying, I stamped the images from A Little Wild onto scrap pieces of watercolor paper using Archival Black ink.  I then colored the images using watercolor pencils, a Blender Pen, and an Aqua Painter.  I set them aside to dry completely.
  3.  Once dry, I cut the images out using the Big Shot and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies.  I folded them over and removed the little tabs on each one using a pair of scissors.
  4. On the inside of each animal, I stamped a greeting from A Little Wild and Teeny Tiny Wishes using Archival Black ink.

On the inside of the bear, I stamped "hello there, honey bear!" and added a Dapper Denim Enamel Shape:

A Little Wild Garden Party Bear Inside

On the inside of the lion, I stamped "wild about you" and added three Glitter Enamel Dots:

A Little Wild Garden Party Lion inside

And finally, on the inside of the elephant, I stamped "happy birthday" from Teeny Tiny Wishes and added a row of rhinestones colored using a pink Sharpie Pen:

A Little Wild Garden Party Elephant inside
       5. I stamped the grass image from A Little Wild onto the Wild Wasabi part of the background using Emerald Envy and Old Olive inks.  I stamped the image repeatedly full  strength and after off stamping.

       6. I stamped the bees in the sky part of the background using Archival Black ink and then colored in the images using a Crushed Curry marker.

      7. I attached the watercolor card front to my Crushed Curry card base, then attached each of the animals using Mini Dimensionals.

      8. I tied bows out of various baker's twine and attached to the animals using Mini Glue Dots.

A Little Wild Garden Party Closeup

A Little Wild stamp set and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies can be purchased separately.

But, if purchased as a bundle, you can save 10%

A Little Wild Bundle

Be sure to check out my other A Little Wild creations Here!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: A Little Wild, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Archival Black, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, Emerald Envy, Old Olive, watercolor pencils, Crushed Curry Marker

Paper: Crushed Curry, Watercolor

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves Framelits Dies, acrylic block (not Stampin' Up!), Blender Pen, Aqua Painter, Enamel Shapes, Glitter Enamel Dots, rhinestones, Sharpie Pen, baker's twine, Mini Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!

Hello There Honey Bear A Little Wild Spinner Card

A Little Wild Honey Bear Spinner Card

I created another cut A little Wild spinner card.  This one to send to my 10 month old granddaughter.

Spinner cards are easy to create (really!). 

For a tutorial, please visit my posting Here: A Little Wild Spinner Card

For this card, I used the little bear image from the stamp set A Little Wild and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies.

I  colored him in using watercolor pencils and a Blender Pen.

I love the greeting, "hello there, honey bear!"

Too cute!

A Little Wild Honey Bear Spinner Card Close Up

Here's the back of the spinner:

A Little Wild Honey Bear Spinner Card back

I hope you'll give creating spinner cards a try. 

Fun and simple to do!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: A Little Wild

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Sweet Sugarplum, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (retired)

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves and Circles Framelits Dies, watercolor pencils, Blender Pen, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Fine Tip Glue, Dimensional

 

Happy Stampin'!

A Little Wild Spinner Card

A Little Wild Spinner Card-cute

Welcome Babies!

The next generation is having babies!

My first granddaughter was born a year ago in October, and my niece just had her first child, a daughter, a few days ago.

Because I knew I would need lots of baby cards, I purchased the stamp set A Little Wild and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies found in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog.

The stamp set has the cutest images of lions, elephants, and bears, oh my!

I got out the set for the first time to create a fun spinner card to send to my niece and her family.

This interactive spinner card is so easy to create.

Here's how:

Stamp image from A Little Wild onto a piece of Designer Series Paper. 

The front and back of the elephant are on one stamp, so they stamp side by side.  They are meant to be cut out using the coordinating framelit, so they fold to make a two-sided card.

Cute!

For this card, I stamped the elephant onto a piece of retired Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper using Archival Black ink. 

Even though the DSP is retired, I like the polka dot pattern and thought it fit the occasion.  You could also stamp the image onto a piece of Whisper White card stock and color the image with an aqua painter, blender pen, watercolor pencils, or markers.

A Little Wild Spinner card step 1

Place the coordinating framelit die over the stamped image and cut out using the Big Shot.

A Little Wild Spinner card step 2
A Little Wild Spinner card step 2-1
See how the front and back are attached at the center fold?

For this card, I applied SNAIL adhesive on the inside and folded the two pieces together.

To create the front of the card, attach a piece of designer series paper onto the front of the card base.  

The card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", so the DSP measures 5 1/4" x 4".

I attached the DSP to the front of the card using only a small strip of SNAIL adhesive.  You want the two pieces together while you cut out the circle in the middle, but you also want them to easily become separated while you make the spinner part of the card.  

Cut out a circle from the center of the card front using the Big Shot and Circles Framelits Die.

A Little Wild Spinner card step 3

  A Little Wild Spinner card step 3-1

Remove the cut circle. 

You won't be needing it for this project, but you could use it for another one in the future.

Remove the DSP from the card base.

Carefully apply a strip of SNAIL along the center back of the elephant.  Attach a piece of Baker's Twine or ribbon over the adhesive.  You don't want a lot of adhesive, or it will stick to the inside of the card once it is closed.

Thread the twine or ribbon through the hole at the top of the elephant, leaving tails at the top and bottom.  You want the twine or ribbon to be long enough for a secure hold, but short enough so it doesn't stick out from under the top DSP when it is attached later.

Apply a strip of SNAIL at the top and bottom of the card base and attach the twine or ribbon.  The DSP will cover up the adhesive, so the amount used is not as critical.  Make sure the tails are aligned straight.

A Little Wild Spinner card step 4

 Now, attach the designer series paper to the card base, aligning the openings.  Use a little extra SNAIL for more hold as there will be some bulk from the twine.

A Little Wild Spinner card step 5
 To tidy up the circle from the front and the back, layer two circle framelits onto a piece of Basic Black card stock and cut out a ring using the Big Shot.

A Little Wild Spinner card step 6

Carefully apply Fine Tip Glue to the rings and adhere to the front and back openings.

A Little Wild Spinner card step 7

Add a greeting.  I stamped "hello baby" from Teeny Tiny Wishes on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Archival Black ink.  I then cut it out using the Big Shot and retired Bitty Banners Framelits.  After sponging on a little Melon Mambo ink, I curled the edges of the banner using a pair of scissors, then attached it to the front using a Dimensional to pop it up.  I also added rhinestones that I colored black using a Sharpie Pen.

Here's the inside of the card.  I added the second Basic Black ring around the cut out to finish it off.

I also added a greeting mounted to a matted 1 1/4" circle.  Originally, I had stamped the greeting directly on the inside, but it was crooked.

  Ughh... I hate when that happens.  So onto Plan B.

A Little Wild Spinner Card inside

 What a sweet little elephant!

A Little Wild Spinner card close up

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: A Little Wild, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Archival Black, Melon Mambo

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, A Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves, Circles, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Black Baker's Twine, Fine Tip Glue, rhinestones, Sharpie Pen, Dimensionals, sponge

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Tissue Paper Photo Tiles

 

Tissue and Tiles

Left to right: Marie and Rowley Frick Pease (my Great-Grandparents), Dorothy and Alvin Abraham on their wedding day (my Grandparents),  Emily (Herr) Abraham (my Great-Grandmother on my Grandfather's side)

After posting my Beautiful You Ceramic Tile Coasters HERE, I started thinking back to some of my favorite projects using ceramic tiles that I've used in my crafting.

Probably my favorite is printing photos on tissue paper and then applying and sealing the tissue to a ceramic tile. 

This is a blast from the past from 2007!

This is the coolest project ever!  When I first read about this technique, I knew I had to try it.  But to be honest, I was sure it was going to be one of those projects that sounds  great but just wouldn’t work.  I thought printing on tissue paper would be a disaster, jamming up the printer etc.

Well, I am very happy to announce it is really easy and is one of those WOW! projects.

I've made several of these over the years as this is a great way to personalize a gift for family and friends.  I have sealed and put "feet" on the bottom of some of them using felt so if they want to be used as coasters they can without scratching furniture. 

Others, I have included trinket/plate holders so they can be displayed upright.  The photo above are the tiles my Mom has displayed on her bookcase.

Instructions are below.  Have fun going through your old photos, and let me know how your project turns out.

Print out photos onto tissue paper and glue/decoupage to ceramic tiles.  Here’s what you need:

4x4 tiles (coasters) These can be any kind of tiles: tumbled marble, glazed etc

or 2x2 tiles (magnets)

mod podge

paint brush or sponge

plain white tissue paper

plain white copy paper

scotch tape

printer

clear sealer

felt feet for coasters or magnets for refrigerator magnets

photos

1.  Take an original photo, scan into your computer.  It can be a color photo or black and white photo.  If it is a color photo, you might want to edit it to black and white or sepia tone using a photo editing program.  The black and white and sepia photos have a nice aged, old-timey look when they are printed on the tissue paper.  You can resize the photo to fit the size of the tile with a little photo editing.

2. Tape a piece of tissue paper to a piece of copy paper.  I used a larger sized piece of tissue paper, folded the edges over and taped the two together on the back.  Make sure the two pieces of paper are well taped together so you don't jam your printer.

Tissue Paper and Tiles

 

Tissue Paper and Tiles

Tissue Paper and Tiles

3. Insert tissue paper/copy paper into your printer. 

4. Print photo.

5. Trim tissue away from the copy paper. 

6. Cover the tile with a thin coat of Mod Podge.

7. Gently lay the tissue paper image on the tile. Starting in the middle and going out, lightly spread the tissue, adhering it the tile.  Be very careful here.  The tissue paper can tear very easily, so try not to manipulate it too much.

8. Carefully cover the entire image with Mod Podge.  Set aside to completely dry.

9. To use the tile as a coaster, seal with an acrylic sealant and allow to dry.  Add felt or cork feet using permanent adhesive.

10. For a magnet, seal with sealant and allow to dry.  Add a magnet to the back of the tile.

This is a photo of my Mom and her brother, Alan.  It is on a glazed tile, so it is smooth.

Tissue and tiles

This photo is the 4 generations of women on my Mom's side; Marie (Crawford) Pease (Great-Grandmother), Audrie (Abraham) Haskell (Mother), Dorothy (Pease) Abraham (Grandmother), and the baby is me!  It is on a tumbled marble tile, so there are some pot marks on the tile which helps add interest.

Tissue and tiles

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Stamping on Ceramic Tiles-Beautiful You

Beautiful You Stamped Ceramic Tiles

Stamping on ceramic tiles is one of my all-time favorite techniques!

These make great gifts and are good for an "anything but a card" theme. 

Every year, my Stamp Clubs would choose this theme for one of our monthly swaps. 

Invariably, there would be at least 1 or 2 ceramic tiles traded in the swap!

I still have them, and we use them daily as drink coasters.

I stamped and colored these coasters to give to attendees at a recent class.

The technique is easy to do!

You will first need to purchase the tiles.  These can be found at any home improvement store for very little cost.

There are many varieties in many sizes, but I find that unglazed tiles work the best.  

Great tiles to use for this technique are tumbled marble which can be found at your local hardware store.  These tiles are often pitted which provides interest.

I purchased a shrink wrapped bundle of 9 tumbled marble tiles at our local Ho** De*** for about 10.00.

After removing the shrink wrap, I wiped all sides of the tiles with a damp paper towel to remove any dust.

Once the tiles dried completely, I was ready to start.

I simply stamped the "dancing girl" image and greeting from the stamp set Beautiful You using Stazon ink.

Stazon works well because it is permanent and will not smear. 

If you don't have Stazon, you could use an archival ink.  This should work ok because you will be sealing the tiles at the end anyway.

I then colored in the dress and hat using regular dye based Stampin' Up! markers and set them aside to dry completely.

This was the fun part.  Mixing and matching colors to create a colorful outfit. 

I found that my favorites were the images colored in bright pinks (Melon Mambo, Watermelon Wonder) and blues (Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay). 

But, I also like the one colored with Cucumber Crush and Mint Macaron.

But, experimenting is half the fun!

Once the marker ink was dry, I sprayed them with a clear acrylic matte sealant to seal in the inks. 

When using the sealant, be sure to follow the directions for use, especially spraying in a well-ventilated area.

The sealant will dry fairly quickly.  And now your tiles should be water resistant!

To protect any furniture that these tiles may be placed on from scratching, I added some fun foam "feet" to the bottom of each.  I simply cut the fun foam down to size (the tiles are approx 4"x4", so the fun foam was cut to 3 1/2" x 3 1/2") and then attached it to the bottom of the tile using a spray adhesive.

  Beautiful You Stamped Ceramic TileWatermelon Wonder dress and Tempting Turquoise hat

Beautiful You Stamped Ceramic TileThis one is interesting.  I started out using my Wisteria Wonder marker.  I didn't quite like it, so I added some Marina Mist, then a touch of Crushed Curry. 

Beautiful You Stamped Ceramic TileCucumber Crush dress with Mint Macaron hat

Easy, easy and a perfect gift. 

These were a big hit with the ladies in the class!

If you like this project, please be sure to share on Pinterest using the Pinterest button in the footer of this post.

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Beautiful You

Ink: Black Stazon, various markers

Accessories: tumbled marble tiles, matte sealant, fun foam, spray adhesive

 

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Aluminum Can and Tile Coasters with Video Instructions

One of my all-time favorite crafting techniques is to use aluminum cans! 

This is a great way to recycle and reuse!

I made cool coasters by cutting beer cans into a shape and gluing them to ceramic tiles!

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Click HERE for a full video tutorial!

My husband brought home a six pack of the Artist Series Denver Pale Ale brewed by the Great Divide Brewing Company. 

He knew I would do something fun with the cans!

Isn't the design cool?  Josh Holland is the designer!

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Below is a quick tutorial on how I made these coasters. 

Be sure to view the full video tutorial HERE!

What you'll need:

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aluminum soda or beer can

ceramic tile (found at any home improvement store)

tin snips

good crafting scissors

E6000 glue

clear sealant

die cut machine and dies or a sturdy punch

acrylic paint and brush if you want to paint your tiles

plastic shopping bag and something heavy like books to weigh the cut can on the the tile while the glue dries

felt or fun foam to make the "feet" on the bottom of the tile so furniture is not scratched

gloves to protect your fingers

After washing them out thoroughly, I removed the tops and bottoms of the cans (see video for instructions), flattened them out, then ran them through my Big Shot using a scallop square die. 

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I then glued the square to a ceramic tile using E6000 glue.

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 I then covered the tile with a plastic shopping bag and set 2 heavy books on top.  I set the tile aside to dry.  Drying time is 12-24 hours.

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 Once the glue was dry, I sprayed the tile using a clear sealant and added fun foam "feet" to the bottom of the coaster using the E6000 glue. 

Now, I am ready to use my coaster!

For these, I painted the tiles black before starting.  I used different parts of 3 different cans to create a set of coasters. 

I gave them to my husband as a Father's Day gift!

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The possibilities are endless!

Here's how to cut the cans for use.

Please be careful.  The edges of the cans at this point are sharp and can draw blood.  Once they have been die cut using the Big Shot, edges become smooth.

Rinse out the cans and drain to dry.  With a sturdy pair of scissors or tin snips cut a slit in the can, down from the opening:

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Cut down the side of the can to  remove the bottom rim.  I usually cut down along the nutritional info in order to keep the design intact:

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 Now you can open up and flatten the can to use as desired. 

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White Wash Fence-Happy Mother's Day

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Happy Mother's Day!

 

To create the white wash effect, stamp Hardwood on Sahara Sand card stock using Versamark.  Heat emboss using white embossing powder.  Fill in the parts of the embossed image with a chalk marker. Create a palette of ink in the lid of an ink pad by squeezing the top of the closed pad.  Open the pad, and there should be a spot of ink in the lid.  Pick up the color from the lid using an Aqua Painter or wet brush and color over the embossed image.  For this card, I used a combination of Soft Suede and Cajun Craze inks.

Create a palette of ink in the lid of an ink pad by squeezing the top of the closed pad.  Open the pad, and there should be a spot of ink in the lid.

 

Stamp Set: Hardwood,Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Versamark

Paper: Sahara Sand, Pool Party, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach, Wild Wasabi, Cucumber Crush

Punches: Build a Bird, Chevron Border, 7/8”Scallop Circle and Boho Blossoms punches

Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter, Fringe scissors, Candy Dots, Chalk Marker, Aqua Painter

 

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Four Seasons of Wreaths

I just wanted to share the four seasons of wreaths I have made that we have hanging on the inside of our front door.

Spring!

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This wreath is from the April 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit called Lovely Little Wreath.

Refills of the kit can be purchased while supplies last for only 8.00.

Summer!

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This wreath was made from a kit called Burlap and Blooms that Stampin' Up! offered a couple years ago.

The kit came with the cardboard ring, burlap, die-cut flowers and accents.  I held a couple of classes where we made the wreaths in class. 

Easy, easy!

Fall!

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This wreath was another really simple one to create.  I used a white foam wreath and a flannel shirt I purchased at a thrift store.  I cut the shirt into 1" wide strips and then wrapped them around the wreath, securing with straight pins as I went.  The part that is holding the flowers is one of the cuffs off the sleeve.  The hanger is from  the front  placket. The darker part behind the flowers are 2 back pockets of an old pair of jeans.  A stitch here and there with  needle and thread held all the pieces together.

Winter!

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This wreath was also made using a white foam wreath and a red and black flannel shirt purchased from the same thrift store.  Strips of the shirt were wrapped around the wreath and secured using straight pins.  The larger snowflakes were cut out of Coke and Coke Zero aluminum cans using my Big Shot and Snowflake die.

 (For more snowflakes and a video tutorial, please visit my posting HERE).

The smaller snowflakes were wooden elements Stampin' Up! sold in their 2015 Holiday Catalog, dabbed in Versamark and heat embossed using silver embossing powder.  I used a variety of brads to insert into the centers, and each were attached to the wreath using hot glue.

And here is the wreath that hangs on the outside of our front door year round.

Pine Cone Wreath

This wreath is made with painted pine cones, and was A LOT more work than the four seasons wreaths!

But, it was totally worth it as it makes me smile!

Visit HERE to view the Pine Cone Wreath Posting

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Botanical Blooms Mini Treat Bags

Here are some more thank you gifts that I made for the attendees at a recent class using the retiring Mini Treat Bag Framelits dies.

I filled then with a small Hershey bar and York Peppermint Patty.  Chocolate always goes good with crafting!

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I also used the Botanical Blooms Bundle with includes the Botanical Blooms stamp set, Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper.  The discount for the bundle is 15% off and will expire on May 31.  I also used some retiirng In Colors: Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow.

 

Product List

Big Shot
$110.00

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Botanical Blooms Mini Treat Bag-Can You Case It Color Challenge #117

I really like the color combo this week over at the Can You Case It challenge:

Can You Case It

 

Update: My card was chosen as one of the Design Team Picks!

Wow, thank you ladies! It was a fun challenge!

Can You Case It Design Team Pick

Here is my contribution:

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For this project, I used the Botanical Builder and retiring Mini Treat Bag framelits dies to create a treat bag.

I am sorry the Mini Treat Bag framelit dies are retiring as I use this set often to make easy treat bags to hold candy and other goodies for quick thank you gifts.

I used Peach Parfait card stock which was an In Color that retired a few years ago.

Product List

Peach Parfait 8-1/2" x 11"" Card Stock"
Peach Parfait 8-1/2" x 11"" Card Stock"
[119794]
$6.95
Big Shot
$110.00

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Anything But a Card Swap Projects

The theme for our March Stamp Club was "anything but a card."  I always look forward to this swap as my Stamp Club members are soooo talented. 

They didn't disappoint this year.  Here was my haul.  As someone said, "it seems like Christmas!"

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back row left to right:

Explosion Box made by Jane J.  She used scraps of paper, along with some hand made paper.  Explosion Boxes seem to be Jane's specialty!

Slice of Cake Box by Monica B.  We had a mix of chocolate and lemon slices of cake!

Hippity Hop Easter Box made by Joyce L.  She used the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit die for the box.  And it was filled with candy!

Celebrating You Top Note Easter Bag made by Denise C.  This was also filled with candy, but I opened it up and ate the candy on my drive back home!

The Best Things in Life... refrigerator magnet by Debbie R.  It is already on my refrigerator!

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back row, left to right

Butterfly Gift bag by Nikki L.  She used a Stampin' Around Wheel to decorate a simple white bag.  Love those butterflies!

Gift Bag and Easter Socks by Dia L.  Each of us received a different design of Easter socks.  Too cute!

Crocheted cell phone case by Debbie D.  We got to pick our colors as each were different.  My cell phone is already loaded up!

Shaving Cream and fabric paint coaster made by me.  You can see more information on the Shaving Cream Technique here.

Wow!  Great job ladies!

 

 

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Shaving Cream and Fabric-Dish Towel and Coasters

 The swap theme for our March Stamp Club is anything but a card.  I always look forward to this theme as I know the Stamp Club members will come up with some really great ideas.

Since I've been on a Shaving Cream Technique kick the last couple of weeks as I prepped for an upcoming class for the Ladies of Wetmore, I thought I'd try something slightly different by doing the technique on fabric using fabric paints.  My original idea was to give shaving cream dyed dish towels as my contribution to the swap.  I purchased some flour sack dish towels at my local ***mart and gave the technique a try. 

Shaving cream technique 059 Although it worked, and my first try came out great (see photo), I decided it was a little too cumbersome to do simply because of the size of the towels. 

So, I decided to go with Plan B and scale the project down somewhat by making shaving cream fabric coasters!

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They were simple to do although it did require a little bit of sewing to put them together.  Honestly, getting out my sewing machine and making sure I had enough thread in the bobbin was the most difficult part of the whole project!

I started by cutting pairs of squares of white muslin fabric.  I made my mix by swirling yellow, purple, blue and green fabric paints into the shaving cream.  I set the squares into the mix one at a time, letting them set for a few seconds.  Once the square were removed, I scraped off the shaving cream which left pretty swirls of color. 

Once the fabric was dry, I sandwiched a piece of natural cotton batting between two squares and cut them out using my Big Shot and Bigz Scallop Square die.  Then, I simply stitched them together.  I then cut out butterflies from scrap pieces of fabric again using my Big Shot and Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die and attached them to the front of the coaster using "Tacky Glue".  I had the butterfly buttons in my crafting stash, and I simply glued them to the fabric butterfly using "Tacky Glue." 

The buttons do create a little bump in the coaster.  As long as a glass with an indented bottom is placed on it, there isn't a problem.  My husband did point out that his beer pint glasses aren't indented so these coasters will not work for them.  I told him that I didn't think any of the ladies would be using them for their beer glasses.  And if they did, I'd give them a heads up!

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For the tea towel, I followed the directions on the bottles of fabric paint for drying, setting and washing: let dry for 72 hours before washing.  It washed and dried fine without any of the paint washing out.

Fun, fun!

Supplies Used:

shaving cream, fabric paints, white muslin fabric, natural cotton batting, Big Shot, Bigz Scallop Squares (retired) and Bigz Beautiful Butterflies dies (retired), butterfly button, "Tacky Glue"

Happy Stampin'!

Easter Bunny Shaving Cream Nugget Boxes

Happy Easter!

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I made these Happy Easter Bunny chocolate nugget boxes as thank you gifts for an upcoming class.

The boxes were made using the Shaving Cream Technique and the Angled Tag Topper punch and were filled with 3 chocolate nugget candies

Paper measurements: 7/8" x 7 1/2", then scored at 3/4", 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", 6" and 6 3/4"

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Basic Gray Archival

Shaving Cream Technique: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi ink refills

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Cucumber Crush, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: shaving cream, 3/4" and 1" circle punches (for rabbit's body), Big Shot, Lattice Die (for rabbit's ears), Bitty Banner Framelits, Angled Tag Topper, small flower and 1/16" circle punches, various baker's twine, fringe scissors, various candy dots

 

Happy Stampin'!

Winter Wonderland Canning Jar Ring Christmas Ornament

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This was one of our October Stamp Club projects.  It is a Christmas ornament made using the ring from a canning jar.  So simple, and it was a big hit!

First cut circles out of Winter Wonderland DSP and Coaster Board using the Big Shot and 2 3/4" Circle Framelits. 

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Then glue the DSP to the coaster board using a glue stick. 

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Before inserting the circle into the ring, tie a piece of ribbon using a slip knot through the ring, bringing the ends up which can be tied into a knot later. 

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Then slip the circle into the ring, pressing it in with your fingers. 

Now it is time to decorate.  For this project, we stamped the house/tree image from Cozy Christmas on a scrap piece of Shimmer White card stock using Tuxedo Black ink, then fussy cut the image with a pair of scissors.  It was added to the DSP using 2 Dimensionals to pop it up.  The greeting was stamped on another scrap piece of Shimmer White, the ends were banner cut using the hexagon punch and then attached to the rim of the ring using Mini Glue Dots.  Rhinestones were added to the DSP and Dazzling Details was added to the house/tree image to complete.

Optional: stamp a greeting on the back of the coaster board before inserting into the ring.  For this project, we stamped the greeting from Cozy Christmas.

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Other supplies: canning jar ring

Canning jar rings and lids are sold separately so you don't have to purchase the jars.  I purchased a box of 12 gold sets at ***mart for approx 3.00.

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113439s
$110.00
103683s
$5.25

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For the Garden-Hand Scrub Gift Idea

I made these Garden Hand Scrubs as thank you gifts for attendees at a recent class.  Everyone in the group likes to garden, so I knew they would be appreciated. 

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I got the idea from Janet Holmes, and she graciously shared the recipe:

Dawn Ultra Hand Renewal with Olay Dishwashing liquid and sugar.  That's it!

I filled jelly mason jars 2/3 full of sugar, then topped it with dishwashing liquid. I stirred it really well to mix in the sugar. 

The soap is Pomegranate Splash.  It looks pretty and smells good too.  It reminded me of Stampin' Up!'s color Blushing Bride. 

Blushing Bride is part of this week's Nacho Average color challenge:

Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron and Melon Mambo

So, I thought I'd continue on with the decorating using this color combination.

I used My Digital Studio to create the label on the top.  I know SU! is no longer supporting MDS, but I still use it a lot.  I created several Blushing Bride circles, then added the text in Melon Mambo.  I printed the circles on full sheet label paper.  Once printed, I punched the circles out using my 1 3/8" circle punch.  I stamped the succulent image from the Paper Pumpkin kit "Thanks a Latte" in Mint Macaron.  Then I simply peeled the backing off the label and added it to the top of the jar. 

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I wrapped some Melon Mambo ribbon I had in my stash around the lid and added a tag punched out of Blushing Bride card stock using my 1" circle punch.  I stamped the "thanks" greeting from Another Thank You in Melon Mambo ink and the succulent again in Mint Macaron.  It tied it to the ribbon using Linen Thread.

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For the back, I wrote the ingredients on the label that came with the jelly jars.

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Another Thank You, Thanks a Latte (My Paper Pumpkin)

Ink: Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron

Paper: Blushing Bride

Accessories: My Digital Studio, 1 3/8", 1" and 1/8" circle punches, Melon Mambo scallop edged ribbon, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots, jelly jars, sugar Dawn Ultra Hand Renewal with Olay Dishwashing Liquid

Happy Stampin'!

Cherry on Top Bag in a Box with Instructions

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I recently made these bags in a box to give as thank you gifts to class attendees.  They each hold candy treats.   These are so easy to make using the Envelope Punch Board and can hold a variety of small treats and goodies.

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Click Here for easy instructions.

 

Stamp Set: Sprinkles of Life

Ink: Watermelon Wonder and Island Indigo

Paper: Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Island Indigo, Hello Honey

Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Petite Petals and small circle punches, Big Shot, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder Lace 1" Lace Trim, Candy Dots, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

Anything But a Card Swap Shares

The theme for the June Sunday Stamp Club swap was "anything but a card."  I love this theme as it gives people a chance to think outside of the box.  Here's what the talented members of the Club came up with!

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Nikki made  yard art using roof flashing, dove die and Big Shot.  This one is watching over a pot of flowers on my porch!

 

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Jeanette made this sweet tea cup out of Tempting Turquoise card stock. The polka dots are punched out of label paper so they stick to the card stock without any glue needed.  Brilliant!  Inside the cup is a nice note with a tea bag.

 

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Judy made this cute holder for lip balm or lip stick using the Big Shot and Dress Up die.

 

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Debbie made this box, perfect for storing embossing folders.  See, it is already in use!

 

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Denise our expert seamstress in the group made this beautiful tissue holder out of retired Stampin' Up! fabric and her embroidery machine.  She said it takes her machine about 2 hours to do the embroidery for each one!  Each was different, and mine has purple embroidery since she knows I like purple!

 

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Monica made refrigerator magnets out of chalk board place mats and spiral cut flowers. Lots of room for writing notes!

 

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And last but not least, I made lavender sachets.  See my posting here for more information.

Happy Stampin'!