Tea-rrific!

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Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I am posting a card I made for one of my sweet rug hooking friends who is a tea drinker.  The background technique I cased from Lauri Coons – Stampin Friends when I saw her post on Facebook I just had to try it.  This is my second card I have done using this back ground and of course by changing colors and embossing folders they will look very different.

Here is how the card was made starting with a 5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″ tent fold card base.

  1.  Using 1-3/4″ punch (can also die cut Elizabeth Craft Designs has fitted circles smallest is 1-1/2″ and next size is 2″ which is what I would recommend and put clear double sided adhesive on back of cardstock before cutting as it will be easier to arrange pieces ) cut 2 circles from 6 different colors of cardstock.  Cut each circle into fourths and then emboss with embossing folder or folders of your choice. (be sure to cut before embossing).  Add adhesive to back of pieces using a Xyon sticker maker if you have punched your circles.   Arrange on card front.
  2.  Cut 1 piece of cardstock 5-1/4″ X 4 ink edges Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here.  Adhere to inside of card.
  3. From white cardstock cut cup and saucer using Karen Burniston’s Cup Pop Up die set.  Using green ink and stencil decorate cup and saucer (this stencil just happened to be close at hand but Elizabeth Craft Designs has stencil and stamp set that coordinates with this die set which I didn’t have at time card was made but since have purchased both).  Using Karen’s video as guidance on creating cup and saucer pop up video can be found here.
  4. Using Els van de Burgt Studios Ribbons 1 die set cut 2 ribbons from green cardstock and adhere to card.
  5. Using Close To My Heart March Stamp of the Month stamp tea cup on yellow cardstock and fussy cut out (you could also die cut another cup using Karen’s die set it is a little bigger but should work fine).  Stamp sentiment onto tea cup adhere to card front using dimensional tape.  Stamp the tea bag tag, color heart, punch small hole then add string and adhere to back side of cup by handle.
  6. From Silver cardstock cut 2 spoons adhere together.  Using ball tool shape bowl of spoon then adhere to card.
  7. Stamp sentiment inside of card.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used

Soft Finish White Cardstock

Karen Burniston Cup Pop Up Stand

Els van de Burgt Studio Ribbons 1

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue

Other Supplies Used

Cardstock – yellow, green, red, dk blue, purple,  silver and orange

Ink – Green & Black

Punch – 1-3/4″

Close to My Heart Stamp Set – March Stamp of the Month Tea-rrific

Xyron 1.5″ Create A Sticker

Thank you for stopping by todayand hope that you will make your own card for a friend!

Until next time – Happy Crafting.

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

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Hydrangea 90th Birthday

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Hello my Crafty Friends thank you for stopping by my blog today.

I don’t know about you but I am sure glad that spring is in sight and hopefully much of the illnesses going around will run off with “Ole Man Winter”.  So much sickness that keeps going around and around.  I had my bout with it a couple of weeks ago but am finally getting back to my old self.  That said several of my posts have been done when I was not feeling well and so I feel my work was not up to par,  for that I apologize.

My post today is a card that I made for my dear friend’s mother as she celebrates her 90th Birthday.

Here is how I created the 5′ X 7″ Tent Fold card.

  1. Cut blue cardstock (Soft Finish Cardstock – Dusky Sky used here) 5″ X 7″ adhere to front of card base using clear double sided adhesive.
  2. Cut white cardstock 4-1/4″ X 4-3/4″ dry emboss using brick pattern embossing folder.  Not sure which embossing folder was used for my piece as my piece came out of my stash but I think it was Tim Holtz.  Adhere to left side of card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Cut 2 sets  Susan’s Garden Notes Carolina Window and Shutters from black cardstock.  Adhere them together (like to double them up to give dimension) using Kids Choice glue.  Trace around edge of window onto yellow cardstock and cut out cutting on inside edge of line so it will not stick out beyond the window.  Adhere using Kids Choice Glue to back of window to make it look like lights are on.  Adhere window onto brick section making sure to leave room at bottom of window for the hydrangeas.
  4. Making the hydrangeas.  I made 6 hydrangeas using Susan’s Garden Notes Hydrangea 2 die set.   5 I cut the stem off  leaving 1 with stem. These hydrangeas were made using various shades of blues and some white cardstock but the way I prefer is to use various shades of blue, a bit of green and pink PanPastels wiped with a sponge over white cardstock then cut out the flowers as they seem more realistic.  That being said cut your flowers however you would like to make them then shape and build your flowers.  Use Susan’s video to guide you it is very helpful.   You can find video here.
  5. Using Kids Choice Glue attach hydrangeas under the window being sure to only put glue on very edge of hydrangea.  Add as many leaves as you wish – hydrangeas have a lot of leaves.
  6. From white cardstock cut 1 Stitched Fishtail (4th smallest in set) stamp with sentiment using black ink.  My sentiment was printed from my computer so in that case I printed then centered die over the sentiment and die cut.  Attach to right side of card using dimensional tape.  Attach hydrangea to top of sentiment piece using Kids Choice Glue.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used

Susan’s Garden Notes – Hydrangea 2

Susan’s Garden Carolina Window and Shutters

Soft Finish Cardstock – White, Dusky Sky

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue

Susan’s PanPastels

Susan’s 4pc Tool Set

 

Other Supplies Used

Brick Embossing Folder

Green cardstock

Yellow cardstock

Well that is it for today I do hope that you will visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all their great products.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

Hearts & Tulips

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Hello my crafty friends!  Today I am posting a card I made using one of eight of Susan’s new dies that have just been released.  Today I chose to use the Tulip 2 of this new group since we are all wishing for Spring about now.  Along with this new die  I used Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Shimmer Sheetz and Els van de Burgt Studio Heart Background die.  The picture does not show how pretty the Shimmer Sheetz looks it is really hard to take photos of it to do it justice.

Although I am using this card as a sympathy card it certainly could be used for a valentine or birthday card by changing the sentiment and put a whole heart on it.

Here is how this card was created.

Start with white card base 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″

  1.  Die cut Raspberry Shimmer Metal Sheetz with Heart Background die making sure to use metal adapter plate to insure complete cutting.  This cut out will measure 4″ X 5-1/4″.  Cut White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz 4″ X 5-1/4″ (it fits exactly behind heart background).  Using Kids Choice Glue attach heart background to white iridescent piece. ( I placed something heavy on top to hold it down until dry).
  2.   Cut 3 tulips using White Soft Finish 85# Cardstock (1 of 4 petal and 1 of 2 petal pieces for each tulip) .  Color 2 of them with pink PanPastels Kit 1 shade base and edge with Magenta PanPastel Kit 1.  Shade 1 with Bright Yellow Green PanPastel Kit 1 at the base of all petals.  Lay petals on molding mat right side up using large loop tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit shape petals by pulling loop tool down each petal from tip to center pushing down quite hard to make petals curl up.  Use medium ball tool push down in the center of both pieces cupping up.  Using Kids Choice Glue offset the 2 pieces and glue together.  Take the sun shaped piece cut from green cardstock place down on molding mat push down in center with med ball tool.  glue into center of petals.  Cut stamen from yellow cardstock roll up dip tips into glue then into black pollen.  Glue into center of tulip.
  3. Cut stems and leaves from green cardstock (I cut everything twice for each tulip).  Using green ink  (Crushed Olive Distress Ink used here) add shading to all leaves and 3 stems.  Lay face down on leaf pad  take leaf tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit put stem lines in 3 stems and all leaves. Turn leaves over adding vein lines on each side of stem line.   Gently fold back on stem line add Bright Yellow Green PanPastels.  Pinch leaves together hold face down on molding mat rub end with medium ball tool to curve back.  Take stem that has stem line in it glue on top of plain stem do this for 3 tulips.  Kids Choice Glue was used to glue stems together.
  4. Cut heart from White Soft Finish Cardstock using one of Els van de Burgt Studio’s new heart dies middle size would work best  ( At the time I did not have the heart dies so I took a chipboard heart from my stash traced around it and cut it out).  Cut heart with an Exacto knife with zig zag pattern.  Take right piece emboss using embossing folder of your choice  (Elizabeth Craft Designs Heart Strings Embossing folder used here).  Ink all edges on both pieces using a coordinating ink (Spun Sugar Distress Ink used here)
  5. Using pop dots attach heart to card front leave slight space between pieces of heart.
  6.   Add sentiment to left section of heart.  I used Peel Off Stickers for sentiment but you could also stamp it on which you would do before you attach heart to card.
  7. Add tulips to right of heart using Kids Choice Glue.  Add leaves and small bow.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:

Susan’s Garden Notes – Tulip 2

Els van de Burgt – Heart Background

Embossing Folder – Heart Strings

Shimmer Sheetz – Raspberry Metallic

Shimmer Sheetz – White Iridescent

White Soft Finish Cardstock 85#

Susan’s PanPastels Kit 1

Peel Off Stickers – Thinking of You

Kids Choice Glue

Molding Pad

Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit

Leaf Pad

Other Supplies:

Green Cardstock

Distress Inks – Crushed Olive & Spun Sugar

Ribbon

I do hope that my tutorial today has been helpful and has inspired you to make your own card.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all their great products.

Until next time…………

Happy Crafting!

Christine

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Up On the Roof Top

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Hello Everyone thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Today I have created kind of a fun card that has Santa and his satchel going head first down the chimney.  My card base was made by using Karen Burniston’s Flower Pot Pop Stand Die Set.

Here is how it was done

  1.  Cut flower pot from light gray cardstock you will need to cut it twice.  Find your score lines and fold all of them (this is important to do before embossing as it will make it easier to find them after embossing – ask me how I know ).  Depending on how big your brick embossing folder is you may be able to do both at once  but lay the flat pieces in the embossing folder and run through machine.  Try to have a couple of sides straight as possible and use these sides for front of card (Again ask me how I know).  Take cranberry ink pad and rub over the bricks which will color the bricks but leave mortar area gray.  Use Karen’s great video to build the flower pot.  For this card you can either cut the top flaps off or glue them down as they will be covered I glued mine.
  2. I cut doubles of everything as it makes them much more sturdy.  Father Christmas you only need to make the bottom half (no need to do all the fur and face stuff unless you want to use the top half for another card. Father Christmas, satchel and tree were all attached with Kid’s Choice Glue to dividers inside chimney. The star on the tree was just a little punch from my stash. For the snow flakes cut them from white cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on iit and then coat with cool diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.  Cut narrow strips of clear plastic at different lengths for each snowflake (I used 4 strips).  Sandwich 1 end of strip between 2 snow flakes using Kid’s Choice Glue.  Taking small strips of fiberfill glue around the top of the chimney using Kid’s Choice Glue.
  3. Cut colonial white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ and fold on score line this forms card base.  Follow Karen’s video for placement of the pop stand so that your items in the chimney do not hang out over edge of card.
  4. Cut 2 pieces of print paper 4″ X 6″ using Karen Burniston’s Agatha Edge Dies cut 1 of the 6″ sides on each piece.  Attach to the left and the right side of card using Clear double Sided Adhesive and making sure that both fancy edges face into the card.
  5. Cut 2 coordinating strips of paper 1/2″ X 6″ and attach using Clear Double Sided Adhesive. (In place of these strips you could use Els new Christmas Garland 1 or 2 if you have them.) The little sign that was used here came with paper pack but you could use a fancy cut and stamp something or maybe a dimensional sticker.
  6. Before finishing front and back of card make sure you have attached your chimney (once again ask me how I know).  Cut 2 pieces of green cardstock 5-3/4″ square attaching 1 to front and 1 to back.  (When applying adhesive avoid the little open square hole.)  Cut 2 pieces of print paper 5-1/2″ square attach over green cardstock using Clear Double sided Adhesive.
  7. The picture on the front of my card came with the paper which I cut out and attached using dimensional tape to a double mat I had attached to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  (You could use one of Suzanne Cannon’s  Christmas dies on the front.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Father Christmas

Susan’s CountryScapes Woods 4 Evergreen & Trimmings

Karen Burniston Flower Pot Pop Stand

Karen Burniston Agatha Edges

Suzanne Cannon Quietfire Brrrrrr

Els van de Burgt Entwined Circles

Silk Microfine Glitter Cool Diamond

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kid’s Choice Glue

  1. Other SuppliesClose To My Heart cardstock Colonial WhiteCardstock – gray, red, brown, white, green, black and yellow.

    Printed Paper (K & Co used here)

    Close To My Heart Ink Pad cranberry

    Strips of clear plastic (old packaging used here as it is sturdy)

    polyester fiber fill or cotton balls

    I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will be excited to try your own.

    Visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies today!

    Until next time Happy Scrapping!

    Christine

Sweet Magnolia & Lavender

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Hello my crafty friends.  Today I am posting a card I made for a dear friend who lost her sister recently.  My card is 6″ X 6″ top fold and uses Susan’s Garden Notes – Southern Magnolia, CountryScapes Lavender and Mini Botanicals – Clematis & Ivy along with Els Dotted Scallop Squares.

Here is how I created this card:

  1.  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line.
  2.  Cut purple cardstock 5-3/4″ square.
  3. Using white cardstock and largest die from Els’ Dotted Scallop Squares die set cut 1 scalloped square.
  4.  Ink all edges on all these pieces using ink color of your choice. (Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here).
  5. Assemble using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  6. For heart wreath either draw out heart shape on cardstock or if you have heart dies you can cut heart using the die.  (You want it to be approximately 5″.)
  7. Using largest leaf die from Susan’s Garden Notes – Southern Magnolia and green cardstock cut approximately 30-40 leaves.  Color and shape all leaves.  See Susan’s video for this part you can find it here.
  8. Make 1 magnolia using same video as a guide.
  9. Once all leaves are shaded and shaped lay your leaves out on your heart shape keeping them all going in same direction.  When satisfied with placement glue leaves on with clear drying glue.
  10. Attach heart wreath to card front using clear double sided adhesive.
  11.  Using Susan’s CountryScapes Lavender die set cut 1 stem using medium green cardstock.  Shade with a slightly darker ink.
  12. Cut florets for lavender 6-8 times from purple cardstock.  Place florets face up on hard rubber mat or gum eraser and with smallest ball tool in Susan’s Tool Kit cup each floret.
  13.  Use clear drying glue to attach florets to stems making as full as you like.
  14.  Cut 2 bows from Shimmer Sheetz glue together off setting slightly.
  15. Cut 2 vines from green cardstock using Susan’s Mini Botanical Clematis & Ivy die set.
  16. Cut florets 5-6 times from white cardstock.  Lay florets face up on hard rubber mat.  Using yellow marker make yellow center in each floret and using smallest ball tool cup each.  Attach florets to vine using clear drying glue.
  17. Lay stem of lavender on left of heart wreath attaching with clear drying glue. (Glue only in center of stems where they all come together)
  18.  Add magnolia attaching in same manner.
  19. Attach bow just below magnolia onto stems and leaves.
  20. Cut apart clematis and glue filling in to your liking.
  21.  Add peel off sticker (Thinking of You used here) in sentiment of your choice.
  22.  Cut 2 easels from cardstock color of your choice (cut 1 from cardstock that has clear double sided adhesive on it).  Attach one over the other and emboss with your choice of embossing folder.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Southern Magnolia

Susan’s CountryScapes Lavender

Susan’s CountryScapes Mini Botanical Clematic & Ivy

Els’ Dotted Scallop Squares

Els’ Card Stand / Easel

Shimmer Sheetz

Soft Finish Cardstock

Susan’s Deluxe 4 pc Tool Kit

Peel Off Stickers

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kid’s Choice Glue

Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you will be inspired to make your version of this card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for your supplies to make this card and to see all their wonderful products.

 

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

Geraniums in the Window

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Hello Everyone, Today I am posting a card that I designed using Susan’s Garden Notes – Geranium die and her Garden Notes – Bugs & Butterflies.  My recent trip to Cushing, Maine to tour The Olson House actually was my inspiration for this card.  My favorite painting is “Christina’s World” by Andrew Wyeth.  When approaching the house which is void of paint I noticed a window full of red geraniums. When touring the house I learned that Christina Olson always had geraniums in the kitchen window and they continue that today.

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Here is how I made the card.

Card Base

  1. Cut white cardstock 5-1/4 ” X 10-1/2″ score at 5-1/4″ fold on score line.
  2. Using a pencil measuring in 1-1/8″ from each edge lightly draw 3″ square.  Make second square inside first measuring in 1/4″ from edge of first square.  geraniums in the window229 17.54.27
  3. Emboss with your favorite embossing folder.
  4. Score lines of both squares.
  5. Using X acto knife and ruler cut from upper left corner to lower right corner of largest square then repeat for opposite corners.
  6.   Fold in on score lines of largest square then fold up on score lines of second square.  Note: the following photo the card has not been embossed so it is easier to see for instructions.   geraniums in the window3-07-29 18.02.49
  7. Cut 3″ square piece of white cardstock and attach to back side of window using clear double sided adhesive.   geraniums in the window49 18.34.05

Geraniums

  1. Cut 1 flower base, regular petals 3 or 4 times and tiny petals twice from red cardstock.  Cut several leaves, tiny stem and calyx from green cardstock.
  2. Using Set 1 of Susan’s PanPastels shade leaves with bright yellow green and rust color.
  3. Shape petals and leaves using Susan’s 4 piece tool set, molding pad and leaf mat.  Use Susan’s video as a guide in making your flowers it is found here.

Ladybug and Butterfly

  1. Cut 1 butterfly and 1 ladybug from white cardstock.
  2. Color ladybug with red and black markers.  Color butterfly yellow and black or whatever colors you want your butterfly.  Susan has a video on making the ladybug found here.

Assembly

  1. Cut picture of your choice to fit in window opening (just slightly under 3″) adhere inside of window using clear double sided adhesive.
  2. Attach geraniums, leaves and buds using clear drying glue to lower right corner of card.
  3. Attach butterfly to upper left corner of window  and ladybug to lower windowsill using clear drying glue.

Card Stand / Easel

  1. Cut 2 stands from cardstock adhere together using clear double sided adhesive.
  2. Emboss using embossing folder of your choice.  Els has a video for this found here.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Geranium

Susan’s Garden Notes – Bugs and Butterflies

Els van de Burgt Card Stand / Easel

Susan’s Garden – 4 pc Tool Set

Susan’s Garden – Molding Pad

Susan’s Garden Leaf Pad

Susan’s Garden PanPastels – set 1

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kid’s Choice Glue

Other Supplies

White, red and green cardstock

Markers – red, black and yellow

Embossing folder

Picture of your choice

 

I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will find a picture that will inspire you to make this recessed window card.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely Carnation

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Hello everyone weather here in Maine has been beautiful the last few days finally it has turned warm and the flowers are blooming like crazy.  My roses in front of my deck really started popping open today and they are so pretty.

Today my post is using  a new release for Susan Tierney-Cockburn at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I have used Susan’s  Garden Notes Carnation die again I love making these they are so pretty and easy.  The card is an A2 card (5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″.  Here is how I made the card.

  1.  Using a 5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″ card base either a purchased one or you can cut cardstock 5-1/2″ wide by 8-1/2″ long and score at 4-1/4″ to form your own card base.
  2. Using largest Stitched Rectangle die cut one rectangle from deep pink cardstock,
  3. Take green cardstock and cut to 5″ X 3-3/4″.
  4.   Cut white cardstock  4-3/4″ X 3-1/2″ and emboss this piece with Swirly Curves embossing folder or embossing folder of your choice.
  5.   Ink all edges of rectangles and card base .  (Distress Ink – Vintage Photo used here).
  6. Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach rectangles to card base starting with largest (deep pink) and ending with smallest (white).
  7.  Cut a Leafy Branch from green cardstock.  Lay right side down onto molding mat and using small ball tool lightly rub each leaf giving it dimension.
  8.   From brown cardstock cut 2-3 branches using Susan’s Garden Bouquet Stems and Branches die set.  Also cut several branches from Susan’s CountryScapes – The Woods 1 dies set.  On these branches add a clear drying glue to the right side of the branches and dip them into white “Prills”.
  9. Using light pink cardstock cut all petals twice.  From green cardstock cut 2 stems.
    1. Distress all petal edges with a darker pink ink.  Hello Spring 7
    2. Lay all petals wrong side up on molding mat and using small end of loop tool ruffle the edges by pressing and pulling loop from edge to center just enough to make the edge curl.  Do this on all petals.  Hello Spring 8
    3. Turn petals over and using magenta PanPastel shade centers of all pieces.  Using the same loop tool as before finish shaping petals by pulling loop tool down through each petal careful not to disturb your ruffle.
    4. Using tweezers pinch stem end of each petal and cup center using smallest ball tool.
    5. Adhere 2 stems together using a quick clear drying adhesive.  Lay stem right side down on leaf mat and using leaf tool draw a stem line down center of stem.  Place on molding mat and using medium ball tool shape the “calyx”  by rubbing the ball around (stirring like motion).
    6. Lay stem on non-stick surface and build your carnation.  Starting with largest petals add a small dot of clear drying adhesive to calyx add your first set of petals, add adhesive to center of petals and add next set of petals offsetting a little.  Continue the process until you have all 8 layers added.
  10.  Using clear drying glue attach Leafy Branch to left side of card front.  Attach Carnation over the  Leafy Branch then add Branches.
  11.  Cut scallop oval using next to the smallest die in the Fitted Frames Curvy Ovals set from white cardstock.  From deep pink cardstock cut oval using next to the smallest die from Fitted Ovals set.  Using smallest die in Fitted Ovals cut white oval.  Ink edges on all ovals.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach ovals together.
  12. Add Happy Birthday Peel Off Sticker.  Attach to lower right of card front using pop dots.
  13. Cut 2 Card Stand / Easel glue together and emboss using embossing folder of your choice.

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Carnation

Susan’s garden Notes – Bouquet Stems and Branches

Card Stand / Easel

Leafy Branch

Stitched Rectangles

Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Ovals

Fitted Ovals

Swirly Curves Embossing Folder

Peel Off Stickers – Happy Birthday

Susan’s CountryScapes – The Woods 1

Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit 1

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other Supplies

White, Deep Pink, Brown and Green cardstock

White Prills

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

 

I  sure do hope you have enjoy this tutorial and it has inspired you to make your own card.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

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