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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Best Wishes Fairy

Good morning!
Material List HERE

Card size:  5 X 6 7/8”.

Make a shaped card (see video) using the outer die of the Flourished Companion Frame die set from white cardstock, Cut another front from heavy cardstock and from decorative paper in aqua and purple colors. Optional, cut another decorative paper piece for the inside.

Using the second and third die in the set, cut a silver decorative frame and a purple inside.  Glue them both to the card front centering.

Stamp the fairy, several morning glories, frog, 3 bees/bugs, small mushrooms X 2, fence, mushroom cottage (choose one of the mini-mushroom cottages), X 2, and frog using black Memento ink.  Die cut then color. Shape leaves, fairy wings, bees, small mushrooms from the back with large stylist on foam. Add foam to the back of shaped parts to keep their shape. Add Wink of Stella to the wings of bugs, fairy wings, windows and frog eyes.

Stamp Hyacinth on Deluxe Flower Shaping paper using Deep Purple on some and Majestic Violet on some, sponge all with Majestic Violet, die cut then shape in the mold, finish shaping with Groove Golf Tools and Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Stamp sentiment on white with Deep Purple, die cut with small tag then sponge the edges. Add Lavender Prills to the centers of flowers and glitter flowers.

Make a little scene with the fairy, cottage, frog, fence, mushrooms and bugs, popping up as desired.  Add the morning glories to the left and right corners going downward. Use hot glue to add flowers to the right and left corners. 

Randomly glitter the card front, insert tag into arrangement on the left side. Finish the inside as desired.

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Mark 8:34-38  The words of Jesus
34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever would save his life[d] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For what can a man give in return for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Monday, June 20, 2022


Good morning!

My card this morning is done with the Half Slimline Diamond Etched Die (S4-1197) and 
water and squeezed or pleated together at the ends to create a ruffled look.

I also used the Petite Floral Potpouri (S3-420) as fill in flowers.
I inserted some turquoise flower stamen into the centers of the large flowers
and I used yellow Prills for the centers of the small flowers.
I also embellished the card with some Aquamarine Gems from Spellbinders (SCS-169).

I hope you have enjoyed today's card and it inspires you to create one yourself!!
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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Fairy Light Cottages

Good morning!

Isn't this the cutest little fairy village?

Material list HERE

Card size:  5 X 6 7/8”.

Make a shaped card (see video) using the Fancy Classic Rectangle outer die placing the die over-hanging the fold at the fop.  Using the same die, cut another piece from white heavy cardstock and 1 from decorative lavender paper. 

Cut the next die in (decorative) and plain die (3rd die) from gold then from aqua decorative paper.  Insert the aqua inside gold frame (save gold inside and aqua frame for another card).  Cut a foam sheet piece to fit under the framed set.  Glue them together then glue the foam to the card front, centering.

Stamp 3 mini–Mushroom Cottages 2 times each (second set is for cutting out windows).  Stamp fairy, small mushrooms X 2, morning glories x4 and large Ivy leaves using black Memento, die cut and color. Use Wink of Stella on windows and lantern.  Pop up the windows and doors on all the cottages. From the back side, slightly shape: lantern, fairy wings, leaves and small mushrooms.  Add foam dots under the shaped areas to help them keep their shapes.

Pop up cottages onto card front adding small mushrooms in between (trim or clip apart as needed to fit, save extra pieces for hanging from the vines). Glue the fairy body to the card front above cottages The wings and lantern are popped. Glue the Ivy and Morning Glories to the left and right sides coming from the top of Fancy Classic die cut. Add in upside down mushrooms as desired.

Stamp Hyacinth petals using Deep Purple from Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper, sponge with Majestic Violet, die cut then shape in the mold.  Use Deluxe Flower Shaping kit to deepen center “wells” use round needle nose type plyers (used for jewelry making mostly) or a Groove Golf tool to curl each petal end downward. Glue some lavender Prills to the centers then use hot glue to add flowers to the card at the top right and left.

Use Stickles, Wink of Stella and Ultrafine Glitter to flowers, wings, and card front.

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To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.

Amazing You!


I was inspired by some Asian colors I used when making my Asian cards back a few years ago also by the fan looking design on the border die.  I have always loved the look!  So today I have red, black and gold with white.  I have a large tag and also a beautiful card.  These will be used to show my appreciation for a couple of friends who have helped me along the way.
Today's projects were used with dies provided by Amazing Paper Grace.

My Projects for Today

The Right Words Availability:
These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: The Right Words Collection.

The Right Words Collection -
Amazing You S4-1203
Other supplies used:
White cardstock, gold cardstock, black cardstock, red cardstock, gold flower stamen, gold Stickles, ribbon

For more The Right Words Collection Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas using  The Right Words Collection Collection.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Charming Toadstool Cottage

Material List HERE

 Card size:  5 1/2 X 5 1/2". 

Make a card base by folding a 11 X 4 1/4" piece of white cardstock in the center (see video) then place the die of the Large Mushroom Cottage on top so that the top of the die over-hangs the fold by about 3/8” so that the fold remains. Die cut another Large Mushroom Cottage from white and glue to folded card matching bottom and sides. 

Stamp the Large Mushroom Cottage 2 times, also stamp the mini Mushroom Cottages, the snails, Morning Glories, pot of Morning Glories and the frog, Die cut mushroom cottages then die cut the windows from the second stamping for the large cottage.  Die cut all the accessory pieces then color them all (Copic Markers used here).   

Glue the 3 cottages together where they meet (mushroom heads) then glue then to the card base at the large mushroom matching large mushroom edges. Glue the Morning glories so that they help stabilize the 3 cottages (part of flowers on the large head then the other end to the small heads).  Glue the pot to the left side of left mushroom cottage. 

Pop up the windows for the large cottage, add Wink of Stella or clear glitter pen to the windows.  Double pop the frog by the door of the large cottage.  Glue the snails to the top of the large cottage where it fits. 

Add Stickles to the flowers and frog feet.  Add ultrafine glitter to card on mushrooms and snails.

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Monday, June 6, 2022

Amazing Paper Grace DOM JUNE 2022


I felt like this was the perfect image (die set) for a Wedding and for the Honeymoon, so my 2 projects are completely inspired by my niece's recent wedding in Kentucky. 
 Dies for my creations today were supplied by Amazing Paper Grace.

There are 26 cutting dies included in the Pop Up 3D Vignette Road Trip.

My second project with these dies is a fairly flat card showing bride and groom headed for their Honeymoon trip.  It's a road trip in this classic car! They have changed now and are heading for the Keys in their tropical wear.

Amazing Paper Grace June 2022 Die of the Month – Pop Up 3D Vignette Road Trip.
white cardstock, white 1/16 ribbon, silver cardstock, black cardstock, designer paper, glossy white cardstock, silver mirror cardstock, alcohol inks and applicator (turquoise and pinks), Stickles-Twinkle, Fun Foam sheet in white for popping layers, pearls, stylist, beads.

For the back of the car I added 1/16 ribbon then strung beads on it to look like "just married" strings of cans behind the car.  All the turquoise glossy paper was white colored with alcohol inks.

The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts during June 2022, Pop Up 3D Vignette Road Trip along with other membership perks.

View this month’s Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month video

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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

I'm Thinking of You

 Good morning!

Material list HERE

Card size:  4 3/4" X 6 3/4".

Make a shaped card (see video) with the Decorative Circles Frame outer die on a folded card (folded measures 5 X 7” with fold at the top).  Lay the die over the edge of fold about 1/4" so that most of fold stays intact. Cut another card front with the full outer die from white cardstock and also from pink decorative paper.  Glue the 2 whole front pieces together but do not glue to card.

Cut a circle about 3 5/8” from front 2 pieces that are glued. Cut a piece of foam sheet the size of front then cut a circle from it to match the circle in the front piece, glue it under the front.  Find a piece of decorative paper that has a large circle design to cut out that will show through the cutout circle on card front (it should be cut out a little larger 3 3/4" would be good).  Stamp the sentiment on the decorative circle using Mulberry Archival Ink.  Glue the circle to the center of the card base (make sure that edges will be covered when you glue the card front on top of it).  Now glue the card front on the card base making sure to match edges and make sure circle with sentiment shows nicely).

To give the card even more dimension, cut the decorative Circle Frame from gold and from foam sheet to pop up.  Cut the circle from center again on both then glue together then glue to card front.  Now make a nice circle frame with 2 circle dies to finish circle opening.  Cut from pink, add foam strips underneath then attach to the circle opening.  All these popped up elements gives the card faux window extra dimension for the viewer.

Stamp poppies using the Wild Poppy Bouquet, die cut and color.  Stamp the Wild Poppy blossoms using Coastal Coral on some and Mulberry on others, stamp enough for 2 blossom each.  Sponge the blossoms, die cut then shape in the Shaping Mold.  Stamp several extra centers, color then hole punch (about 1/4"), shape from the back to make like a dome shape then add hot glue dot under each dome to help it keep it’s shape.  Glue flower blossoms together in sets of 2, add the punched centers then add a line of liquid glue around the center and sprinkle with Blackish color Prills.  Glue each flower to a stem of the EZ Stem Floral Wires (there will be 7 flowers).

Glue the stamped image of poppies and the stem onto card at left side of the circle opening (cut image as needed to glue poppies under stem but leaves on top of stem).  Add glitter to the flowers also add lacquer to the leaves.

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10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Flower Stem tutorial at Heartfelt

 See this tutorial at Heartfelt Creations Blog here 


Monday, May 30, 2022

Sending Hugs!

 Good morning!

Today I've used the Sweet Leaf Mini Slimline die and added the tiny flowers that come with it. 
This makes the perfect easy card to send to your friends and family to let them know you are 
thinking of them.

I just cut the Sweet Leaf from green, backed it with lavender and added little white flowers with yellow/orange centers.
The sentiment was stamped with Wilted Violet Distress Ink and added lavender rhinestones.

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But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

God Arms Me with Strength

 Good morning!

I really love the shape and look of this decorative die from Heartfelt Creations and it goes so well with the decorative frames from Heartfelt Creations as well.

The new poppies are such a beautiful addition to these gorgeous dies and paper.
I just love the total look!!

Material list HERE

 Card size:  5 X 7”

This card is vertical and has a top-fold so the first step is to cut 2 pieces of white cardstock, one 5 1/2 X 7 1/2" and one 5 1/2 X 7 1/4". On the first 5 1/2 X 7 1/2", score at 1/2" then fold in. Place the outer die of the Flourish Companion over the folded edge about 1/4" then run through the die cutting machine.  Place the die on the second piece and run through machine.  Glue the 2 together matching sides and bottom (top piece will overhand fold about 1/4").  Cut another front from the black decorative paper.   Glue to card front.

Place the next size (decorative die) from the Flourish Companion set on gold and on pink decorative paper then cut through both.  Use the gold on the black and use the inner pink on the inside of the gold die cut.

Stamp the Curvy Floral Frame using embossing ink on the black decorative paper then emboss with gold powder and die cut.  Stamp the sentiment using black on light pink decorative paper then die cut with the Curvy Floral Frame, use just the inside stamped portion of the die cut. (Tape them together on the back in a few places).

Cut a piece of Fun Foam to fit under the sentiment, glue it to the bottom of sentiment/frame then glue to center of card.

Stamp poppies using Rose Matter and using Carnation, sponge with Rose Madder, die cut, sponge edges, some with Rose Matter and some with Carnation then shape in the mold.  Glue 2 flowers per poppy (except bud, it is 1).  Stamp centers only of the small and medium poppies, sponge with green, punch out with hole punches or fussy cut then glue to the centers of poppies after shaping in a bowl shape. (it helps to dab some hot glue under the bowls to help them keep their shape).  Make a line of liquid glue around poppy centers then fill with blackish Prills, remove any Prills covering the centers. For the bud: stamp side out, form to close.  Punch a small green flower from decorative paper then glue under bud.

Arrange 2 poppies on top left corner of frame and 3 on the bottom right of frame.  Use sponge with glue to glitter flowers and card around sentiment.

Optional: inside, cut another outer die cut of the Flourish Companion from dark pink then glue.  Sponge edges with black

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Galatians 6:9-10 
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.