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Pretty Poppies

Good morning! Today I’m over at for the CYCI #79 Designers choice challenge. For this challenge I used Stampin Up Pleasant Poppies stamp set. I love how this card turned out. 

My card base is Pumpkin Pie and then I layered Not Quite Navy with a piece of a vintage bag on top of that. Next I die cut the labels with Not Quite Navy and Whisper White with the Label Collection framelits. I stamped a portion of the Pretty Poppies stamp on the Whisper White label with momento black ink and then colored with the Pumpkin Pie blendabilities. I layered those 4 layers together and tied jute around them and then attached to the card base. Next I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty stamp set and die cut with the matching die and layered it on Old Olive card stock and fussy cut to match. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my entry. Come play along in this challenge!!

Happy Crafting



OSAT Blog Hop – Christmas In July

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Good morning and welcome to the OSAT Christmas in July blog hop.  For my card I used Stampin Up stamp set Ornamental Pine for the background and sentiment and Hardwood for the wood border and the SU bird builder punch for the bird.  I outined the pine with my clear Wink of Stella brush and then accented the card front with glitter snow.

Ornamental Pine


For my project I created a bird house from a book using a form of art called book folding.  If you have never seen this search google and Pinterest for book folding and you will be amazed at the creations you will see.  After folding all 567 pages I used a circle punch and created a hole for the birds nest and then painted the inside black and filled with raffia and moss.  Next I grunged all the edges first with Tim Holtz Old Paper and then with SU Cherry Cobbler.  I added raffia to the top and the green ribbon hanger was the built in page marker in the book.  Next I used the SU bird builder punch and made one red bird and one blue bird and attached both to the birdhouse.  To finish I used SnowTex and spotted it around the roof to create a snow effect and then tied a strip of fabric on the bottom edge.



Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my creations.  Next in this hop is Diane Squires click the link below to get to her blog

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