Have a Fabulous Day blog hop

Join Clearsnap for World Card Making Day 2015 on a this fun, fast hop! Ink and card making go hand in hand so we are bringing some of our fabulous creative members together to share in their loves of cards with you. Be sure to stop at each blog on the hop and leave a comment, pin, and more to enter to win - use the handy widget at the end of this post to enter. What are we giving away? A card maker's dream set of inks, that's what!

Hi everyone, it's Word Card Making Day and my card was inspired by the colors of fall.  Fall is officially here and the colors are changing in New York.

Begin by creating a card using the largest die of the Labels 47 die set.
Fold cardstock in half and tape the die so the top edge of the die is above the fold.

Using the next die down die cut the cream cardstock.
Use the embossing leaves only to create the background.
I lightly inked over the panel with red and green inks.
Using the Dots Rollagraph Wheel, I rolled over the panel with Warm Red Chalk Ink.
Then I added the panel to the card.

To create the leaves, I placed a Scrapbook Adhesive sheet on green cardstock.

Using left over Designer Foils, I rubbed them onto the adhesive cardstock until it was covered.
 Next, place leaf dies and embossing centers on the foiled background and die cut.

And these are the leaves cut and embossed.
I lightly inked over them with Warm Red and Guacamole Chalk Inks.
I grouped the leaves to the left side of the card.
I stamped a sentiment on the small die in Warm Red Chalk Ink.

And the final card.

So, what do you love about Fall?
Please hop with the Clearsnap designers and see their lovely creations.
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Wedding Bells are ringing

Hi everyone.  I've got a post up on the EyeConnect Crafts blog.  I am having so much fun  designing with these amazing chipboard products.  If you haven't done so already, please take a look around the store and check out the fun chipboard products available. 


It looks lovely on the handles of the gift bag.

Stop by the blog and check out my gift bag.
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Happy Haunting with So Suzy Stamps

It's time for a new challenge at So Suzy Stamps - and the challenge is a Halloween theme.
Don't you love Halloween?  I do like all the spooky and fun stuff that goes along with Halloween.  I just don't like super creepy or scary!!!!
Today I'm using the Happy Haunting phrase and pairing it with thigh high boots.  Who says you can't look gorgeous and sexy on Halloween!!!
Remember to stop by the So Suzy store for lots of fun stamps and accessories.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Halloween Treat Boxes

It's time for a new challenge at Scor-Pal.  This month's theme is treat containers.  So upload your project with more than one fold on the Scor-Pal blog.

I've created several treat boxes.  These little milk boxes hold all kinds of treats for Halloween.

Cut cardstock 8" x 11 1/2".
Score at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", 8 1/4", and 11".
Rotate and score at 2 3/4", 5 3/4" and 7 1/2".

Cut as shown below.
Score the second box and the last box on the diagonal.

Cut pattern paper panels 2 3/4" x 3".
Cut a 2nd layer of cardstock and a 3rd layer of pattern paper in varying sizes.

To assemble the boxes, add Scor-Tape along the smallest edge. Then add Scor-Tape to one bottom flap.

Use Scor-Tape along the top edge just before the diagonal scores.  For added support, I added a few staples.
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Upcycling a jar with Ann Butler Iridescents

Hi everyone, I've got a new project on the Ann Butler Designs blog.

I've altered a glass jar with Iridescents from Earth Safe Finishes and I think it looks fabulous.

Check out my newest video to see how I did this. 
I'd love to know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Batty treat dish

Hi everyone, I've got a spooky post on the ETI blog

As it's almost time for Halloween, it's time to start thinking about all kinds of spooky things.

I picked up this little dish and painted it with Earth Safe Finishes Chalk Paint in Licorice and Pear.  I added the bat to customize it for Halloween.

I added resin to the bottom of the dish and place wiggly eyes and beads in the resin.

This turned into a cute treat dish - and the candy sits on the resin.  I can't wait to see the little one's eyes when they see the eyes in this dish!

Please stop by the Eti blog for step by step directions.

Thanks for stopping by today.



Sending you a note

Hi everyone, today is my day for posting on the So Suzy blog and I'm sending you a note.  This wonderful stamp from So Suzy stamps was just the perfect sentiment to coordinate with the post card elements I found.

Just pop this in the mail and send to someone special today.

Thanks for stopping by today.



Spiders for Halloween

My post today on the Paperwings blog is all about spiders.

Pop on over to the store for lots of fun stamps.
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Repurposing with Helmar Adhesives

Hi everyone, there is something special about repurposing a book don't you think?  Think about all those books that find their way into the trash - they can easily be repurposed into something fun, new and exciting.

I decided to turn one into a travel journal.

Helmar's Decoupage & Craft Medium was the perfect adhesive to use to be sure you have no wrinkles when you have completed the project. 

Please stop by the Helmar blog for more details.
Thanks for stopping by today.


Teabag Friendship

It's a new challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms, and we'd love to see  your Friendship cards.

Since I wanted to use the new  Friend Expressions stamp set, I used that as my starting point.

The card was created from light green cardstock.  A separate card layer was embossed and then lightly inked with brown ink.  Using the teabag technique, I created a flower and then adhered with a brad before the panel was added to the card.

The sentiment was stamped in brown ink and embossed, then added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Don't forget to check the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team's cards on their blogs: 


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Celebrate with Paperwings

My recent post on the Paperwings blog.

Be sure to stop by the store to see the amazing stamps that are available. 

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Autumn Leaves

Hi everyone, as we head into fall, it's time to start thinking of the changing colors and how pretty everything becomes.

Using scraps this card came together easily.  The background papers were assembled and then embossed.  A light layer of brown ink was used to show off the embossing.  Then a corrugated strip was added to the left side.

The leaves were also created from scraps of Makin's Clay in red, green, brown and white.  Mixing them together created a hodge podge of color which I ran through a clay machine.  Spellbinders dies cut the leaf shapes.  Makin's Clay Texture Sheets were used to add texture to the leaves.  I simply rolled over the Texture Sheets with a Makin's Clay Roller.
I placed the Autumn oval between the leaves and added a ribbon to the stems.

There you have it - a card created entirely from scraps.

Thanks for stopping by today.