Archive | May 5, 2014

First in the Series “For the Love Of Quilts”

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In April Tim and I went to the Southern Belle Retreat. This is a Retreat for Quilters that own and operate a Gammill Statler Machine. I wanted to do a nice door prize featuring the retreat logo which is the little girl figure on the cards and box. The box will hold six cards that are layered with their envelopes, 12 if they are not layered. This was so much fun. I used the Jubilee Paper Collection and created the box by hand. I will be posting instructions on this box at a later time.

Layout Page From the Ivy Lane Paper Collection

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This is a one page layout for the lead page of a album featuring the Ivy Lane Paper Collection. I’m not sure which version I will use yet, but playing with the other pages first before deciding. I like them both but my heart is happier with the Ivy Lane Purple version I think. Can’t wait to find the perfect picture for this page.

Gift Bags

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These are 3″ x 3″ Gift Bags I made using Skylark and Ivy Lane Paper Collections. They take one sheet of print paper and one sheet of card stock to complete each one. I added a little extra stamping to the Skylark version. On the Ivy Lane version I cut out one of the flowers from the pattern paper and using the Smokey Plum Ink I lightly colored it with a sponge dauber and then added another small flower to the center for an extra layer. I love my layers. The pattern I used is from Madeline Morcelo and is called Cards and More Basket. Pattern can be purchased through Madeline at Inking from the heart. A very fun project to use as a gift bag to say thanks. A 3″ stamp collection will fit inside as well as a few treats. What a nice gift this will make for a hostess for having a great gathering, or any other event you need a little something to say thanks and you appreciate them.

Layout from Skylark Paper Collection.

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layered and detailed  two page layout

Two page layout using the Skylark Paper Collection. This layout has a lot of fussy cutting involved with it. I wanted a layered look, I also used other stamp sets to add some extra wording. The Words added are (LIVE, Love, Dream and the phrase on top of the left page).