Sunday, December 14, 2014

Snowflake Serenade

A couple more Christmas cards using Papertrey Ink's Snowflake Serenade.

Supplies used:
PTI Snowflake Serenade 
PTI Nativity Silhouettes (Merry Christmas)
CMTH Ink: Kiwi, Juniper, Grey Flannel, Grey Wool 
SU Ink: Whisper White (card 1)
Cuttlebug Snowflake EF (card 2)
CTMH Juniper cardstock
PTI Kraft cardstock (card 2)
white twine

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Poinsettia Christmas Card

The first of my Christmas cards this year.  

Supplies used:
3-d Poinsettia from Silhouette Design Store
Martha Stewart branch punch
SU Petals A Plenty EF
Round corner punch
MFT Fishtail die
Hollo's Silver and white cardstocks
SU Real Red cardstock
CTMH Ponderosa Pine cardstock
PTI Merry Christmas stamp

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Monday, December 8, 2014

15 Christmas Cards

When I saw Kaisercraft's Yuletide Collection of papers, I knew that I wanted to use the Joyful sheet to make some quick Christmas cards. I had originally planned to only do 12 cards but then I saw the Miracle sheet and decided I could get three more cards with that sheet. For these 15 cards, I used 15 card bases, two sheets red cardstock, one sheet green cardstock, one sheet gold foil and five sheets from the Yuletide Collection.

This is the first time I have ever attempted something like this and I am really pleased with how the cards turned out. Also there were very little leftovers after I completed all the cards. Some of the Goodwill sheet was left so I took that sheet and cut the strips on that sheet down to individual strips that were 4 1/4" long and added them to the bottom of the inside of the cards to dress them up some.

Kits available at The Embellished Scrapbook Boutique.

Supplies used:
Kaisercraft Yuletide Collection
American Craft Red (?) and Green (pine) cardstock
CN Crafts Goldie Lox foil paper
Elizabeth Craft Red Glitter dots
Glossy Accents
Gold Nail heads


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Sunday, December 7, 2014

February Weekend Scrapbook Retreat

There aren't many scrapbook stores left or opportunities for weekend scrapbook retreats. My local scrapbook store, The Embellished Scrapbook Boutique, still offers crops in store and weekend retreats.  The next weekend retreat will be held at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, OH Thursday, February 19 through Sunday, February 22, 2015. Anyone interested can download the registration form HERE.  

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stippled Blossoms Sympathy

My sister-in-law's dad died last week and this is the sympathy card I made to send to her. I don't remember what color inks I used because I had these all stamped out quite awhile ago for another project that I ended up not needing them for. The inks are all CTMH. There is glitter on the flower and leaves but it doesn't really show up in the picture.

Supplies used:
Various CTMH Inks
CTMH Grey Flannel paper
SU Stippled Blossoms
SU Tulip Frame Embossing Folder
Taylored Expressions Care & Comfort II


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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Cards

These are the cards I made for the 2014 Christmas Card Round Robin at The Embellished Scrapbook Boutique.  For those who aren't familiar with how a round robin works, we make up card kits and set up stations around the classroom.  Customers come in and go from station to station making as many cards of each kit as they would like.  They supply their own adhesive, glue pen, pop dots and scissors; we supply everything else needed to complete the cards.  This is a great way for customers to learn new techniques and use products they have never tried before.  It's also a great way for the to make a variety of cards.  Earlier in the year we hold an All Occasion Card Round Robin.

Supplies used:
Taylored Expressions Bethlehem Border die
Taylored Expressions Rolling Hills die
Taylored Expressions Sing to the King stamp set
Memory Box Star of Wonder die

Supplies used:
Taylored Expressions Little Bits Stocking die
Taylored Expressions Sheet Music EF
Taylored Expressions Little Bits of Christmas stamp set

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Advent Boxes

We made these Advent boxes a few years ago for Cheryl's daughters.  They are now 17 and 11 and still love them.

Box 1 Top
Box 1 Side 1

The drawers were all handmade from cardstock.  We found the directions on the internet.  If we had it to do all over again, we would have made the drawers big enough to hold a gift card.  These are just a bit too small.

Box 1 side 2
Box 1 side 3
Box 1 side 4

Because of the dimensions of the drawers, we had to make 2 different sizes in order for them to fit together with no gaps.  Sides 1 and 3 are the same size and a bit smaller than sides 2 and 4.  I don't know how we ever figured out how to get this to come together, but it took FOREVER to get it just right.  The reason the numbers on each side are not continuous (i.e. going from 6 down to 1) is because of the different sizes.  We didn't want them to have six days of bigger gifts then six days of smaller gifts.  This way, they have three bigger then three smaller.

Box 2 Top
The top and bottom of the boxes are chipboard covered in cardstock.

Box 2 side 1
Box 2 side 2

Box 2 side 3

Box 2 side 4
The boxes of drawers as well as the top and bottom are held to each other with red line tape.  We used various papers, dies and punches to decorate the boxes and added the little wood knobs to the drawers.

There are various ways to make Advent boxes.  Splitcoaststampers has a lot of ideas in their GALLERY.

Thanks for looking!
Carol and Cheryl

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Graphic 45 Book Box Raining Cats and Dogs

We are going to start sharing videos from The Embellished Scrapbook Boutique featuring products and projects available at the store.  We hope you enjoy them.  This is Jean's first video:

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fishing Boat

This is a card I made for the All Occasion Card Round Robin event in August for at The Embellished Scrapbook Boutique.  This was the most popular card sold during the event.

Supplies used:
ODBD Fishing Ship, Fishing Net Background
IO Sea Birds die
Cuttlebug Polka Dots

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More Bride Cards

I'm not sure why I did not post these cards back when I posted THIS card.  The flowers on these two cards were Petaloo Flowers instead of handmade.  

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Taylored Expressions Up, Up & Away

I just purchased the new Taylored Expressions Up, Up & Away plate and made these samples to leave at my friend's store, The Embellished Scrapbook Boutique.

I also did another sample with the Up, Up & Away cutting plate to show that the balloons can be used by themselves to create a totally different look. I thought the monkey from Kaisercraft's Hello Sunshine paper pad was perfect for this card. He looks like he is floating away with the balloons.

Supplies Used on both cards:
Taylored Expressions Up, Up & Away cutting plate
Taylored Expressions In & Out Birthday
Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine
Bakers twine & sequins


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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

My Round Robin Cards

The Embellished Scrapbook Boutique is having their All Occasions Round Robin on Friday, August 15, Saturday, August 16, Friday, August 22 and Saturday August 23. These are the two cards that I have created for the Round Robin.

Supplies used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Oval Flourish Frame Edges
Elizabeth Craft Designs Rose
Spellbinders Large Oval
Spellbinders Large Scalloped Oval
Wink of Stella Clear

Supplies used:
Memory Box Piestra Tile
WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Watercolor Backgrounds

All of these cards were made by either using marker to color on an acrylic block or using an ink pad to swipe across an acrylic block then taking a water brush to blend it then stamping the block on paper. 

Sentiment from MFT
Other stamps Technique Tuesday

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Hello Sunshine Accordion Card

I love the new oval accordion die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I made this as a store sample for The Embellished Scrapbook Boutique.

Supplies used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Oval Accordion Die
Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday Peel Off Stickers
KaiserCraft Hello Sunshine 6 1/2"pad

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stippled Blossoms

Made this for my supervisor's birthday.  I just started the job this year so she has never seen my handmade cards. (The ribbon actually matches the paper even though you can't tell from the picture - it is an olive green.)

Supplies used:
SU Stippled Blossoms and embossing folder
MFT banner die
PTI happy birthday stamp

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Vivienne Butterfly

The Embellished Scrapbook Boutique (Sandusky, Ohio) holds a weekend crop about three times a year.  This is similar to one of the make and takes we made for one of the crops this past year.  This is a very quick and simple card to put together.  Next crop will be in November.  If you are interested in signing up, download the registration form HERE.

Supplies used:
Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly die
Ticket corner punch
Bakers Twine

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Carol & Cheryl

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Butterfly and Flowers

Supplies used:
Cuttlebug Fleur de Lis folder
Cheery Lynn Flourish die
Martha Stewart Hydrangea punches and branch punch
Memory Box Pippi and Isabella Butterfly dies
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Accents die

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