Friday, July 19, 2019

Stuffed File Folder

Hello there!  I've created a stuffed file folder for a swap that I'm in over on the FB group Flipbook Swapping and More.  Our theme was Summertime.  I've used a file folder, cut down to 8" in width.  I then covered it in patterned papers and then decided to stitch the sides for added strength.  I love how it came out!  I stuffed it full of stamps, stickers, bling, die cuts and even a tiny mini heart album that she can decorate herself :-)  I hope she loves it!!

Front with envelope pocket.

Back with bottom pocket.

Close up of the stitching.

Close up of the front detail.  I stitched a little bit on the envelope/pocket, too.

file folder (cut to 8" wide)
Recollections - Pool-riffic stack - patterned papers
Envelope Punch Board - 5x5 on front, 3x4 on back with my ATC in it
Sewing machine, Zig Zag stitch, pink/white thread
score tape
Coco & Reno - Rosettes dies -July subscription (I just used them as a border at the bottom of my envelope pocket on the front)
Tim Holtz - Vacation Words block die
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

AHSC #325

Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.  Our sketch for this week:
Lots of dimension on this one!  Love how it turned out :-)

Tim Holtz - Cool Yule dies
Core'dinations cardstock -solid cs
Tim Holtz - sanding tool
Tim Holtz - Holiday Words 2 Block die
Tim Holtz - Stitched Oval die
DCWV - Storybook Christmas Stack - patterned paper
The Paper Studio - Christmas Trees -embossing folder
pop dots
black bling

Thanks for stopping by today :-)   Come play along with us at AHSC this week.


Monday, July 15, 2019

CCAYR: July - Gifts/Presents

Hello there!  It's time for the mid-month reminder post over on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog.  Our theme this month is Gifts/Presents (no cards).

I've created a heart-shaped mini album.  I'm using paper that I got last year during the holiday season from Michael's.  It's called Sugar Blush and I love it!

Recollections - Sugar Blush stack -all patterned papers
In Love Arts - mini album heart die
Tim Holtz - Shadow Script Christmas dies
Tim Holtz - Holiday Greens mini dies
gold glitter paper
pink chunky glitter tulle
gold tinsel trim

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us this month at CCAYR.


Saturday, July 6, 2019

Love, Hugs & Kisses

Hello there!  I've got a quick and easy Summertime card to share today.  My in-laws are both not feeling so hot so I made this card to help them feel better!
Recollections stencil - Pool-riffic
Distress Inks:  Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade
Unity Stamp Co - So Very Grateful -sentiment stamp

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you're enjoying your Summer! :-)


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Tall Patriotic Journal

Hello and Happy 4th of July!!  I've made a Vintage, Tall Patriotic Journal.  I've used lots of Tim Holtz goodies on this.  It was so much fun to put together!
Front cover.

First 2 pages.

Next 2 pages.

Journal open all the way.  

Back of the pages.  The pages are made out of manilla file folders.  I stenciled on the back sides.  You can still add some journaling.  For the binding I used some cream color fabric and my Singer sewing machine.  I was doing Zig zag stitch and then on the last panel (far right) I got a surprise.  My daughter changed the stitch on the machine and I didn't notice it until it was too late.  I just ran with it.  It ended up on the front of the book and I really liked it...LOL!  

file folder
ivory fabric
Singer sewing machine
Authentique - Honor collection kit - patterned papers
3 Girl jam - blue crinkle ribbon
Tim Holtz:
paper dolls, milk bottle caps, ephemera, stars, garment pin, token, page clip, distress tool, Special delivery- remnant rubs, Big Chat word stickers, Stars stencil, Typo stencil
Mini Blueprints 2 stamps
Mixed Media #6 die
Distress Ink - faded jeans, candied apple, vintage photo -to stencil/ink edges
Distress Crayons - faded jeans, picket fence, fired brick - to color stamped images
Distress marker - festive berries -to color paper dolls

  Act 2 wooden embellishments
Glossy Accents
seed beads
The Paper Studio - burlap ribbon
ric rac trim

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a fun and safe 4th!!!


Tuesday, July 2, 2019


Hello there!  It's time for another wonderful sketch challenge over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  Our sketch for this week:

I'm going to be doing more Christmas cards this month than normal for Christmas in July :-)

DCWV - Glitz Glitter matstack -red paper
American Crafts - Hot Cocoa - snowflake paper
Impression Obsession - border die
Tim Holtz - Village Christmastime die

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.


Monday, July 1, 2019

MIU# 27 - July - Foiling

Hey there!  It's time for another great challenge over on the Mix it UP challenge blog.  Our theme this month is Foiling.  It can be foiling with a Minc machine or paper with foiling on it.

I used some paper from the DCWV Mercury Glass stack.  I thought the paper looked a bit like a pineapple...LOL!

DCWV - Mercury Glass foiled paper ( pineapple)
Recollections - Pool-riffic collection - patterned papers
Life's Is a Beach Cricut cart - pineapple drink @ 4 1/2"
Folk Art Glitterific paint - clear hologram

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you're having a great summer!!  Come play along with us at Mix It Up!