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We’re Back

Good morning! What an amazing thing to experience yesterday with the Eclipse. I hope you were able to see it. In Virginia we had it at 82% but I also watched the total eclipses on tv and was just amazed. 

Today I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week we have a Back To School theme 


Here is the card I created 


Awhile back I seen a pencil shaped card on Pinterest so I thought what a perfect card for our theme this week. I started with a kraft card base in the measurements of 3 x 5 1/2.  To create the point of the pencil I marked the center point on the left side and 2 inches down on the top and bottom then trimmed off the pieces to create the point. To create the pencil lead I punched a circle in black cardstock and glued it to the end of the point and then trimmed off the over hanging pieces. To create the eraser I took a piece of white cardstock and sponged with Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick. For the pencil barrel I used a piece of Summer Sun cardstock.  For the metal rim I used a piece of foil cardstock. Next I took a black chalk tag by American Crafts and heat embossed the sentiment and image using the Unity set We’re Back in white.  I adhered the tag using dimensionals. This was a super quick fun card to make. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂

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Create Your Own Ending 

Good morning! I am trying to get back into the swing of things after an amazing weekend with some crafty friends. We rented a cabin in Berkeley Springs WV for a crop retreat this past Thursday through Sunday. We had such a good time and alas it’s back to reality hehe!! Today I wanted to share my card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. This week we have a Travel theme challenge 

This is what I created 


I started with a Crushed Curry card base and then a layer of Emerald Envy. The next layer i took a piece of Whisper White and embossed with the Tim Holtz globe folder and then sponged with Vintage Photo ink. For the main layer I used a piece of SU Christmas DSP and a strip of Emerald Envy that I stamped the train from the SU set Traveler and then wrapped some twine on the left side.  After attaching these layers I used my black Nuvo drops and added dots to the upper right and lower left. While those were drying I stamped the little passport image from Traveler and fussy cut then sponged with Vintage Photo ink and then folded in half and attached by sliding the backside underneath the twine and used pop dots on the inside. Next I stamped the sentiment from Brutus Monroe and inked the edges and attached using dimensionals. I propped my card up in one of the windows in the cabin we stayed out to get the beautiful outdoor background. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time 

Happy Crafting 🙂