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From Recycle Bin to Card

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Have you ever tossed something away because it was "ugly" only to discover later that you really liked it?  I recently tossed something into the recycle bin but when I went back into the craft room a week later, it caught my eye.  Here's what happened with it. Supplies:Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Crackling CampfireArchival Ink: Jet BlackStamps: Catherine Pooler - Enjoy the Little Things; CTMH - Beautiful YouClear sequinsGelli plate backgroundWhite Daisy Card Base - Close To My Heart (CTMH)
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Thank You 4X4 Cards

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**Heavy Photo Alert**This post if full of photos instead of product lists and a video.  I was so inspired by Tim Holtz' Alcohol Ink Demo that I pulled out the alcohol inks and started playing.  After trying several techniques and color combinations, I made these pretty little thank you notes. Do you have a thankful heart?  There are so many around us who do little things to encourage us.  I am striving to have little notes on hand to say thank you and these fit the bill perfectly.To begin, I grabbed some Yupo paper, alchohol inks, rubbing alcohol, bubble wrap and blending solution.




After adding the inks, I laid the bubble wrap over the top and then weighted them down to dry with items from around the craft room.  Well, I at least THOUGHT they were dry, but when I pulled the bubble wrap away, the inks began moving back together.  That's okay though, because we weren't done.

Since the backgrounds weren't quite what I wanted, I added more rubbing alcohol  (and perhaps some…

Heartfelt Thank You Card

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Learning to use the Gelli plate has been so fun.  I just love how you can create so many different backgrounds to add to cards. Someday, I'll feel confident enough to make some Gelli plate videos, but not quite yet.  Until then, I'll just post the cards I make using them. I just love how this screams "Fall".Here's what you need: Tim Holtz Metallic paperArchival Jet Black InkInkadinkadoo - "Meadow" stamp setClose To My Heart "Happy Heart" sentiments stamp setGelli Plate background (unknown colors used)Brown Sequins
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Distressed Roses Birthday Card

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Sometimes you just want to play and when you do, the results can be so fun.   When was the last time you played?   I have finally taken the dive into using a gelli plate and I have to say that I really like it.  I have a lot to learn and I need some practice but I can already see the possibilities that this little tool will bring.  It's going to be fun to use these to create. Here are the supplies I used:Close To My Heart (CTMH) White Daisy card baseCTMH Birthday Sparkles & Sent and Delivered stamp setsCTMH Beautiful You stamp and dye setTim Holtz Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Crackling Campfire, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick and Speckled EggTim Holtz Distress Paints: Speckled Egg & Crackling CampfireTim Holtz Heartfelt stamp setVersafine Onyx Black inkpadClear embossing powderClear sequinsGina K Connect glueI even made a video of the play session.  I hope you enjoy it.

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Fall Slimline Card

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Fall is here and I am feeling all the cozy vibes and just want to settle into being at home.  Even though that isn't often possible, I can still enjoy being home when I am there and really focus on enjoying the little things.  One of these little things to enjoy is trying new things - like this slimline card craze that is going around.  This was the perfect card for it.  There's even a video so grab a snack and a cozy blanket and enjoy.  Better yet, watch it while you are creating something great. Here's what you need to get started:Stamps: Close To My Heart "Beautiful You" and "Sent and Delivered" setsInks: Archival Jet Black; Versamark; Crackling Campfire, Peeled Paint and Seedless Preserves Distress InksCardstock: White 110#, Paper Trey Ink KraftPaper Studio Kraft EnvelopeStencil: Tim Holtz THS077Crackling Campfire Embossing GlazeClear SequinsGina K Connect Glue

A coordinating envelope was accomplished by stamping a sentiment on the flap with Versamark…

Fall Slimline Bonus Card

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This may be the longest time that I've ever gone without posting a video or any other content.  You would have thought that being home more with the pandemic, I would have spent lots of time crafting and posting.  I have actually remained quite busy at work since I'm working in a hospital.  That doesn't mean that I haven't had time to create though.  In fact, I have created a few videos which are available on my YouTube channel.  Be sure to check those out here.  I have posted the most on Instagram and even found time to post some on Facebook.  Be sure to click on the links and follow me on all the platforms to keep up with all the different content.
I have also spent some time watching the Tim Holtz Demo videos.  Did you see them?  Weren't they great?  I learned so much from them that inspired me to get out supplies left long untouched and create.  Of course I found lots of things that I "needed" to add to my collection too.  I even added a shelving unit …

Christmas Thank You Notes

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We should never lose the the feeling of thankfulness.  I needed to create some special thank you cards for Christmas, but having limited time, I needed something simple and still pretty.  I dug through my stash and found these card bases that I purchased some time ago.  I added some simple elements and these little cards were born.


Supplies needed:
Card bases - I believe these are from Recollections or DCWV
Glitter paper
Snowflake dies (I used ones from Close To My Heart)
Thank you sentiment (I used one from "CTMH - Sunny Thoughts" set)
Ranger silver embossing powder
Silver sequins
Foam tape
Glossy Accents


Please enjoy the video.


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