Discoveries ~ Catching up Wednesday

Whelp! I was sitting around my room (a few weeks back) when I looked over at a package of kraft glassine. I hadn’t played with it in a while and just thought it would be fun to scrunch it up and stick it on a tag. I didn’t do anything else with it, although I could have done a multitude of things (alcohol ink, paint, etc.) but I liked it just the way it was.

Spike-Project2 Sept

Everything else I added was just looking around seeing what I felt like “playing” with, yep it was one of those days. I just love the bell jar stamp from Dyan’s Monster Mash stamp set and wanted to crack open some acetate.
I think I had the little fish already coloured, just kicking around in my extras box.

Spike-Project2b Sept

This tag totally appeals to my science geekiness and fits in with the Halloween “season”. I put together this tag for the wonderful folks over at the Inspiration Emporium.

It’s a different kinda feel…but cool!



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Easy Peasy Christmas Cards 69 ~ Merry Christmas

If this is the first time you’re just joining us…WELCOME to my Friday weekly installment on quick and easy to make Christmas cards. By making a few here and there you will avoid the rush later :D
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I’m not sure if I’ve used this particular sentiment before. (from Tim Holtz’s Christmas Memories Set) I have one in a smaller size that I’ve used countless times. It can be tough using larger sentiments with this size card. Here’s where we embrace the white space ;)
With a large sentiment, make it the focus of the card.


Card measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Red card stock measures 5 x 3/4
Patterned paper measures 5 x 1/2
-adhere the patterned paper to the red card stock
-cut out a triangle piece from the end (for it to look like a ribbon end or pennant)
-adhere patterned paper 1″ from the bottom of the card base
-stamp sentiment and emboss with clear embossing powder
-add pearls or rhinestone for a blingy accent

Yipeee!! Another card finished!! How are your seasonal cards coming? I’m sure you’re totally organized and have them all done ;)

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