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Quick Disney Birthday Card

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 19, 2017 12:54:41 PM / by Jenn posted in Disney Dies Donald Duck Birthday Card

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Here is a short video blog on assembling a quick and delightful birthday card using Donald Duck. The Disney dies are so multi-dimentional, they can be used outside of a Disney theme, can certainly be used for scrap booking your Disney vacation ... or used to delight the recipient in their favourite Disney character.  So easy and yet creates such impact. 

I felt the classic Disney characters work so nicely with crisp, bright colours. And for this particular card, because I didn't have an intended recipient, I just wanted to make it neutral. There are 8 layers of colours in this design (you can certainly choose fewer). And instead of cutting out just the "hat" or "feet", I cut the entire die in full 8 times. If you have your design idea firmly etched in your mind, you can just cut the part of the die that is required but cutting the whole die just allows for leeway if you need to swap out colours as you go.

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Creating Decorative Card Stock with Decoupage Paper!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2017 3:50:09 PM / by Jenn posted in Choosing Paper

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They say necessity is the mother of invention ... in my case, so often, I don't have the decorative paper that is right for a project I have in mind. I have hundreds of pounds of paper ... and still that perfect fit for a card design eludes me!!

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Micro Fine Glitter with Creative Expressions Stained Glass Robin

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 21, 2017 4:08:08 PM / by Jenn posted in Stained Glass Series by Sue Wilson

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We have class in store  with this Sue Wilson inspired card using the Creative Expressions Stained Glass Robin Redbreast from the Festive Collection. But I get asked quite fequently how to create the glitter card where the various components of the card are all different colors. 

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Fabulous Fall

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 14, 2017 2:22:08 PM / by Jenn posted in Fabulous Fall

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I love fall, it's my favorite season. So when it's time to start with fall cards, I'm all in.

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Out of Africa ... my adventures in stamping

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 11, 2017 4:34:16 PM / by Jenn posted in Stamping

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Set out to make use of the Cosmic Shimmer ink colours that came in a couple of months ago. I used a full A4 sized sheet of paper and painted the "Sunshine" in the middle, the "Lime" on either side of the Sunshine and then the "Electric Blue" on the top and bottom.  Then I spritzed the same colour portions with the same series of Misting Inks and toped the whole background with the Mica Mister in Gold, just to give it a bit of "zing". I cut the paper into 4 equal sizes to allow me to make 4 different cards with this background

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Quick and easy makes for beautiful cards

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 22, 2017 1:33:39 PM / by Jenn posted in Quick Card Making

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For me, part of the joy of paper crafting is the long, laborious task of the design. It is at least 2 hours to design a card but more like 3 hours. I love this time. I love labouring over colour choices, I cut out dies and then rethink them and cut others. Lay them out on the card, stand back, look at it, rearrange, etec. I feel that if I haven't spent 3 hours on a card, I haven't done my job.

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Scenes with stamps from our friends at Frog's Whiskers

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 28, 2017 1:23:34 PM / by Jenn posted in Stamping

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Our friends at Frog's Whiskers practically spoon fed me a blog topic! I recieved an email from Frog's Whiskers this week with some lovely card samples attached. And it got me thinking, aside from the superior quality of their stamps, one aspect of their stamps that I find valuable, is that many are designed to work in combination to create a scene. So you can customize your card scene to suit your personal preferences based on the stamps that are available and that suit your fancy.

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Having fun with some summer dies!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2017 5:00:19 PM / by Jenn posted in Summer Fun with Marianne Dies

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Had myself a bit of fun with some of the summer dies from Marianne and Joy (well mostly Marianne). Using my favorite "box card die" (CR1374), I went to town with the background sheet from Marianne .... which appears to be for use in the box card die as it fits the back perfectly!. There are three to choose from in the May sheet (AK0067).

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Stained Glass with PVA Glue revisited ....

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 3, 2017 2:48:57 PM / by Jenn posted in Stained Glass Series by Sue Wilson

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I blogged the other day about the Stained Glass Bonsai using PVA glue and having to improvise.

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Stained Glass technique

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2017 4:09:56 PM / by Jenn posted in Stained Glass Series by Sue Wilson

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An entry from Sue Wilson's Particraft blog, using the Stained Glass Bonsai Tree, came up in my newsfeed and it caught my attention:

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