Saturday, October 31, 2020

Christmas Wooden Block - Beach Theme

I made this Christmas decor piece for a friend of mine that loves Tim Holtz products and techniques. I decided on a beach themed Christmas piece because she owns a home on the beach. The Sea-Maiden paper collection from Authentique was the starting point for my idea. It's the perfect paper for this project because it matches the decor in her beautiful home. I also love that the papers are vintage inspired beach designs. The collection is absolutely gorgeous! I had so much fun making this Christmas piece because it's non-traditional looking in color and theme.  

 

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Fall Pumpkin Card 4

I can't stop making cards using the Jaded Blossom Fancy Pumpkin die! This is the fifth card I've made using the die and my fourth fall card. I used the Gracious Collection by Authentique for this fall card. The earth tone patterns in this collection are absolutely beautiful! I really love how this card turned out. 

 

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Give Thanks Burlap Panel

Fall is my favorite season. I enjoy the cooler temperatures, but I especially love the various shades of yellow, orange, red, purple and brown as the leaves change color during the fall season. I live in Wisconsin, so my family gets to enjoy the 4 different seasons in their full glory!

 

This piece is a celebration of fall and Thanksgiving. The majority of this fall burlap decor piece was made with Authentique papers, Tim Holtz dies and cardstock. I was very happy with how it turned out. I purchased an easel so it could be displayed in my living room.

 

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Halloween Tray

I finally made a Halloween tray. I've seen many different versions on Pinterest and I wanted to make one myself. Hobby Lobby had the trays on clearance a few years ago and I stocked up on black and white trays. I found a bunch of Jolee's Boutique Halloween embellishments at Tuesday Morning that were the perfect size to fit inside the little cubbies. Of course, I also had some Halloween embellishments in my stash along with the Teresa Collins papers and chipboard pieces! The little skeleton couple is my favorite part of the tray. I just love them! 

 

You can use up your leftover Halloween embellishments from other projects to decorate one of these trays. Scraps of leftover Halloween paper could easily be used  because very little paper is needed for this project. This piece took me about 2 hours to create and I enjoyed making it. I will definitely make a Christmas and winter version using the white trays. 

 

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Halloween Pumpkin Card 1

 

I entered this card into Jaded Blossom's October Challenge: Pumpkin Power!

I'm obsessed with this pumpkin die! This is my fourth pumpkin card using the new Jaded Blossom Fancy Pumpkin die. I decided to use the die to make a Halloween card this time around. I love Halloween papers and I enjoy using different coordinating prints on my cards. It's probably why I prefer using dies over stamps to make my cards. Just look at those beautiful papers! The floral papers are absolutely gorgeous! I chose these particular papers because I wanted to make a pretty Halloween card. The Midnight Haunting and Trick or Treat papers from Pebbles were the perfect choice for this card.   

 

If you'd like to make this card, keep reading for the instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the card.

 

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Fall Pumpkin Card 3

Can you tell I love the Jaded Blossom Fancy Pumpkin die? This is my third card using the die and I still have more ideas for other cards! I just love it so much! It can also be used for Halloween cards, but so far I've only made fall cards using the die. I may have to make a Halloween card next! For this third card I decided to go with a non-traditional black and white farmhouse inspired card with subtle pops of color. I really love how it turned out!


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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Fall Pumpkin Card 2

Fall is my favorite season and I love making cards to celebrate the season. This is the second fall card I've made using the Jaded Blossom Fancy Pumpkin die along with the Simple Stories Fall Farmhouse paper collection. This paper collection is so pretty!

 

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Fall Pumpkin Card 1

This is my entry into Jaded Blossom's October Challenge: Pumpkin Power!

 

 I enjoy using dies to make cards because I love patterned papers. Fall papers are favorites of mine because I think the color palette is beautiful. The Fall Farmhouse collection from Simple Stories that I used to make this card has a fall color palette along with a few non-traditional fall colors. My favorite paper from the collection is the gorgeous floral pattern that was used to make the pumpkin. Speaking of pumpkins....how cool is that pumpkin die? It's the Fancy Pumpkin Die from Jaded Blossom and I'm in love with it! I really like how this card turned out and I'll definitely make more of these cards using a different combination of fall papers.  

 

If you'd like to make this card, keep reading for the instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the card.

 

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