Sunday, February 28, 2010

Faith Hope and Love

It's Grand Opening at Sugar Creek Hollow!!!! I am so excited to be part of the celebration and Design Team!! They are the neatest bunch of women, full of encouragement and love for the Lord!

We are kicking off the Grand Opening with a Grand Celebration!!! For today only, we are offering a free digi for for EVERY $10 spent. Spend $10 you get one free digi, spent $20 you get 2 free digis, spent $30...well you know the rest!

All of the proceeds made at Sugar Creek Hollow today will go to Tracy's (the owner) church at Tree of Life Ministries to help stock our food pantry which feed our homeless and under employed. There are many children in this city that would go to bed hungry without this service. We GIVE AWAY over 10,000 loaves of bread and serve over 300 families with food boxes/hot meals per week. Please help her, help them. It is such a privilege to be involved in this endeavor! Thanks so much Tracy!

The Design Team has created a card for you to see these beautiful digis in use. Here's my card.

Since these images are digi stamps, it's very easy to lay out several of them, perfectly lined up. I was also able to easily add the text inside each heart.
Now go visit the rest of the DT to see their beautiful cards. Then, go to Sugar Creek Hollow's website to purchase your favorite digis!!

I added some red embossing powder along the edges and then the red crepe paper frame. At this point, my card took a different turn, I have to admit it. It ended up being much bigger than I had intended.

I couldn't find a single sheet of 12 x 12 black cardstock so I decided to make an easel card instead.

I wanted to use this for an anniversary card. My husband and I will be celebrating 10 years in March so I decided the ruffle was enough - I didn't want it to be too girly!

Now go visit the rest of the DT to see their beautiful cards. Then, go to Sugar Creek Hollow's website to purchase your favorite digis!! If you aren't already a follower, be sure to sign up at the blog - one lucky follower will win a $50 gift certificate to the store!

 CheriDani ♥ Donna ♥ Joan
JoselineKristina ♥ LindaLoretta 
StephanieTracy ♥
March Guest Designer

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Thou, O Lord, Art My Shield

Good morning girls! I hope your Saturday is a beautiful one. Today I am so excited to share with you that Our Creative Corner has asked Sugar Creek Hollow to sponsor their challenge this week!!! The challenge is to use this sketch:

One lucky winner will receive $10 to appply to a purchase at SCH. Now make sure to play and link your card over at Our Creative Corner. You might be the lucky WINNER!!

Let me share my card with you! I loved this image from the first moment I saw it. This verse is such a wonderful promise from God to us. He doesn't promise us a life without trials or hardships, but that He will be a shield to protect us.
I paired this with some papers from the Indian Summer DCWV pad. I know they are fall colors and we are all tired of fall - but the rich colors really convey a sense of strength to me and that's what I wanted my card to convey.
I do hope you'll take a moment to create something with this sketch as well. And stay tuned for Monday - it's the Grand Opening Blog Hop for Sugar Creek Hollow! I've been able to have a bit of a peek at the creations the team has for you and they are phenomenal!!!
For now, take a moment and visit the rest of the designers and see their creations with this sketch!
 CheriDani ♥ Donna ♥ Joan
JoselineKristina ♥ LindaLoretta 
StephanieTracy ♥
March Guest Designer

Friday, February 26, 2010

Got Flowers?

Wouldn't you love to win $100 in Prima products?

I sure would!

They have something BIG coming soon - and in the meantime, they are having a big giveaway! GO HERE to check it out and see how you can earn a chance to win!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Blogaversary Joanne Basile!

I created another card for this week's challenge (paper piecing) for Joanne Basile's blogaversary.
I apologize for the photos - I was in a rush and didn't even take the time to set up a backdrop!

The papers are from the Linen Closet DCWV pad and I used a MFT stamp that Kim so graciously sent the Cuttlebug Challenge team back in the summer. The main image is mounted on some vellum - the sentiment is embossed on it with white embossing powder. It didn't take me long to re-create that look from my Flutter By post of this morning.

Looking forward to seeing the next challenge for Joanne's blogaversary celebration! I saw her card today and am thinking it will require something that I rarely do. I would say never but I did make a card earlier this week that used it! Stay tuned!

A Fluttering Birthday

Hello again! Be sure to scroll down for my Diedrich Dare post! This week is an open challenge for Flutter By Wednesday - just be sure to include a butterfly, fairy or angel on your card/project.

I needed some birthday cards for a few girls in bible study today and since I've been feeling under the weather, I thought I'd see what I already had in my stash.
I did find this card that I started of, I can't even remember when! I knew that I could easily add a sentiment and a butterfly to the base. I also added some pearls to dress it up a bit. I really love the white embossing on the vellum that I did. It's nice to be reminded of that technique/look and I think I'll be using it again very soon!

Take a spin over to the Flutter By Blog and leave a link with your creation!

Cupcakes Forever!

Good morning girls! It snowed here again on Monday/Monday night. I think we got between 2 and 3 inches although most of it has melted off by now. Still, I have had enough snow to last a decade of winters! What about you?

I do have a few cards to share today. I have been battling a sore throat for several days so I don't know how I feel about this first card.

The sketch for this week's Diedrich Dare is a great one; I'm just not sure I've done it justice. The heart paper was sitting out on my desk, leftover from valentine's and the cupcake stamp was the first one I grabbed.

You can see that I changed things a little from the sketch. I didn't really mean too, I just forgot what direction the angle was and then had to make the other elements work. I paper pieced the frosting on the cupcake for this week's challenge at Joanne Basile's blog - to paper piece.

Take a spin over to the Diedrich Dare blog to see the featured team member this week. And check out the rest of the team members too! This week we are welcoming Andrea Murdock to the group. Be sure to leave her a welcome note too won't you?
Andrea Murdock ♥ Darla Wilson (on hiatus)  ♥ Heather Schlatter 

Friday, February 19, 2010

God Keeps His Promises

Good morning girls! It's finally Friday and even though I no longer work outside the home, it's still a day to look forward to!

I am thrilled to get to share with you my first Friday creation for Sugar Creek Hollow with you! Even though the Grand Opening isn't until March 1st, you can pre-shop now!

Over the past few weeks, I keep getting news that is discouraging or upsetting to me. Not major things - just little things really but the other day I saw this little stamp: God Keeps His Promises. (on clearance for 97 cents no less) and it just felt like a warm hug from God himself. A little reminder in the world that He is faithful, He has my back and that He Loves Me. A prefect pairing with this flourish heart from Sugar Creek Hollow.

I saw a new challenge the other day: I Love Digis and they wanted to see pink for their first challenge. Not a problem, I happen to like pink!! And I also have been wanting to play along in the Midnight Madness challenge so I used their sketch for the layout. I paper pieced my heart with that adorable polka dot paper. I have just a little smidge of it left now.

I encourage you to take a visit over to the rest of the designers blogs. We all have creations to share today. They are such a talented, loving group of women. I have been so blessed to have been asked to be part of the team.
 CheriDani ♥ Donna ♥ Joan
JoselineKristina ♥ LindaLoretta 
StephanieTracy ♥
March Guest Designer

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Whimsical & Flutter By Wednesday: Are You Ready For Spring?

ETA: My pictures - I would like to say I can't believe I forgot to add them, but that is exactly something a scatterbrain like me would do! Thanks Heather for the heads up!

Hello again girls! This is my second post today - please keep scrolling to see my quilt card for the Cuttlebug Challenge.

I have combined several challenges in this card.
Flutter By Wednesday, use hearts along with butterfly/fairy/angel
Mojo Monday Sketch from this week.
Whimsical Wednesday, a color challenge.

Color challenges are definitely a challenge for me but I am pretty happy with how this one turned out!
It's pretty basic; I did use watercolor for my image on this card.

Take a spin over to the Diedrich Dare blog to see the featured team member this week. And check out the rest of the team members too! Debbie has stepped down from the team - I'm happy to have been able to design with her for a bit. And last week I forgot to mention that Sara Henton has joined our crazy, fun bunch!
Darla Wilson (on hiatus)  ♥ Heather Schlatter 

Cuttlebug Challenge: Stitched Quilt

Good morning girls! So happy to be able to share this card with you this morning. This week the Cuttlebug Challenge is adding stitching to our cards.
I have used the quilt image from Sugar Creek Hollow again; I have so many ideas for this stamp so you'll be seeing some more of it! LOL! I used the Ring It In digital kit by Summer Driggs to piece the quilt and then adding faux stitching to the quilt and the background squares. It's a little hard to see the stitching on the quilt.
I also embossed each of the squares to get that puffy, quilt look.
The Sweet Sunday sketch was my inspiration for the layout although I omitted the circular layer on top. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Take a moment and head over to the Cuttlebug Challenge blog to see what the rest of the team has come up with!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Preview Week

Hello sweet, dear readers.
I'm so excited to share a card using a new release from Sugar Creek Hollow with you. This week has been full of sneak peeks from the design team. Please take a moment to visit the store blog and the designer's blogs to learn more about them. You can find the list at the bottom of my post.

We are supposed to share a little bit about ourselves as part of this week long blog hop. I find it so hard to talk about myself. I'd much rather hear all about you. But here goes.
I've been married to hubby for 10 years in March and we are so lucky to have a little man in our life who is 3 and is my heart's joy. We have 3 furry pups that belong to us as well.
(and here I sit softly tapping the keys of my laptop, the blogging equivalent of twiddling ones thumbs)
I started stamping almost a decade ago too. And after taking a hiatus for about 5 years, I discovered it again once I became a stay-at-home mom. I love being able to take a peek at what other stampers are creating and share my creations too. I'm looking for 2010 to bring new ways to bless someone with the talents that the Lord has given me.
I am ♥ thrilled ♥ to be designing with the other girls at Sugar Creek Hollow. It's such a delight to be part of a group of women who love God - they inspire me every day, they lift me up every day. I know that it is a little gift from God to me to be part of something this special. I'd love to thank Tracy for selecting me to be part of her first team and the rest of the girls for their love, support and creativity. They are so amazingly, awesomely talented.
Besides stamping, I love to read. Growing up I always had my nose buried in a book. I'll read just about anything if I'm bored enough. I used to be strictly a mystery (Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden anyone) or romance (I like knowing there is a happy ending one the last page) girl until I took a Juvenile Literature class in college. We were required to read every genre out there it opened up whole new worlds to me. While Science Fiction isn't the first thing I reach for, I no longer turn my nose up at it. Lately I've completely wrapped up in what I think of as "guy" lit -- Tom Clancy, James Patterson and those Sue Grafton alphabet murders. Sudoku is one of the coolest games. Mahjong also - if I could find a handheld version of that to play in bed I'd be a happy girl.
I'm way too analytical, fiercely loyal until you break my heart for 478th time, and really good at keeping secrets. I have bad traits too but I don't feel like sharing them today. LOL!

This quilting set was such fun to work with. There are so many ways to use this set.

I began by opening the quilt in Photoshop and proceeded to "paper piece" or "quilt" the design using some free digital papers from Shabby Princess (Happy Go Lucky kit).  Then I printed it out on some cardstock that had a slight texture, trimmed and mounted it to my card base.
I played with adding some buttons but they just looked out of place to me. I really liked the quilt image alone on the base. It reminds me of quilts on display.
There are 3 images in this set and Joseline, our DT coordinator, challenged us to use all 3 on a card. I added the other 2 stamps on the inside. Take a look.

That's it from me for now. I am pretty sure it's the longest post I've ever written. I hope you enjoyed it!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Diedrich Dare: Walk Humbly in the Lord

This is my 2nd post today -- please scroll down for my Flutter By Wednesday post.

This week we had a terrific sketch by sweet Ava; it's a great basic sketch that can be interpreted in so many ways!

My card uses another image from Sugar Creek Hollow. I love the look of vintage boots. I'm pretty sure that no Victorian lady wore a size 11 so I'll never be able to experience what they are like to wear. But aren't they gorgeous!?! I love this pair with it's elegant and whimsical details. This could absolutely be used in a vintage way or in a more modern way. My card today is a mix of the two!

I watercolored the boots and then cut them out using a Quickutz tag die. Faux stiching, a polka dot flower paired with the organza flower and the bits of lace are a mix of different eras.

Take a spin over to the Diedrich Dare blog to see the featured team member this week. And check out the rest of the team members too!
Darla Wilson (on hiatus)  ♥ Debbie LeeHeather Schlatter

Flutter By Wednesday: Simple Butterfly Beauty

Good morning afternoon evening girls! I am sooo sorry my post is up so late today. I put off finishing up my little man's valentines for his MDO today until the last moment so that was my focus last night. And then time at bible study, with hubby and back for the party - well, here it is after dinner and I am finally having a moment to type this up.

Today I have a one layer card to share with you for today's challenge. It has just occurred to me that I maybe should've checked to see if we had a specific challenge for this week. Hold on - let me do that! Ohh - yep, this week it's a Love Theme --- using of course a butterfly, fairy or angel. Well, I love simple cards. And I love kraft paired with just about anything. And love is a beautiful gift. So perhaps I managed to slide in on this one.

The butterfly is a free digi stamp posted over at Sugar Creek Hollow (check the freebies tab every Friday). I changed the color in Photoshop and then transferred it to my kraft cardstock. Lots of detailing with my white gel pen. Speaking of Sugar Creek Hollow, if you haven't already, sign up as a follower - there is a $50 gift certificate that will be given away at Grand Opening. And this week there is a week long blog hop introducing a few of the designers each day. Start at the store blog each day and then visit their blogs to learn more about them. I also am entering this in the Curtain Call, Act 16 challenge to use Kraft, Red and Vanilla.

Won't you take a moment to visit the rest of the Flutter By team and see what beautiful creations they have for you this week!

and our Guest Designers
DebbyJeanetteShana ♥ Suzie

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Preview Week

Hello girls!
Having a marvelous Monday? Even though I'm writing this late Sunday evening, I'm fairly confident that my Monday is going to be terrific. In spite of the snow that is now falling and has blanketed the sidewalk. This is our 5th snowfall now this season. That's a lot. For here. I know those of you in the north are laughing, shaking your heads thinking "that Texas girl doesn't know what snow is". And you are right. Thankfully. I don't know how ya'll do it! LOL!!

I ended up rooting for the Saints. When I asked my dad and brother who they were rooting for and my dilemna - the response was "are you kidding?" Apparently for them and my little man, the Saints were a no-brainer choice. I thought it was a terrific game. No turnover until the last portion of the game and very few penalties. My mom put on a terrific spread. The only thing missing was my sister and brother-in-law.

I wanted to let you know that today kicks off Preview Week and a week long blog hop at Sugar Creek Hollow. The set is one you'll get "sew" much use out of! Don't miss the freebie that you'll get when you purchase the set! You really must* take a moment to visit the store blog and meet the team and see the cards we've all been working on the past week. Each day you'll meet 2-3 of the designers and learn a little about each of us. You'll be so blessed as you meet each beautiful woman!

*That's not a "bossy" must. It's a "you're my friend and I don't want you to miss out on this wonderful thing" must.

2RedBananas: A Valentine Card

Good morning girls!
Are you staying warm. I have a few friends back east that I know are snowed in deep. I was happy to hear this morning that one of them still had power at least! We are supposed to get some more snow today and tomorrow. This winter has been the strangest so far!

I'm so excited to have been able to play along with this week's 2RedBananas challenge. We were asked to make a valentine. This stamp set is perfect for valentine's in my opinion - and I really wanted to use it. During my stamp space cleanout, I made sure to put all my 2RB sets in the same box. There are about 7 boxes of stamps to still sort through - and I could not find the one with my 2RedBananas stamps. Ugh.

But wait! 2RedBananas carries more than just stamps - she has amazing ribbon and papers too! So I used this fabulous polka dot paper I ordered from the store.

Well, I am off to church and then getting ready for the big game! Still not sure which team I'll be rooting for since the Vikings aren't in the Super Bowl.
I could root for the Colts since the Saints defeated the Vikings.
I always love rooting for the underdog so I could root for the Saints.
I love gold jewelry with black accents so I could root for the Saints.
Peyton Manning is a great quarterback so I could root for the Colts.
(that does not mean that the other guy isn't)
I could ask my little man who he wants to root for: Colts or Saints.

Oh - and for my family members *that read this blog: the little man wanted to get his picture taken when I was taking a picture of my card the other day. He kept coming up with all these silly faces we should do. Lots of giggles and fun.

*friends too that want to know. And I'm not even scared to share it with ya'll despite the lack of makeup and curled hair.

Have a lovely day dear readers!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Freebie Friday!

Hello girls!

Hope you are having a great day; the sun is shining bright here so I'm looking forward to some good snow-melting today! Plus I am hosting Girls Night Out tonight at my house.

I don't have a card to share with you today but I did want to let you know that Sugar Creek Hollow will be posting a free image every Friday! Just look for the Freebies tab in the sidebar. Today's little gift - a lacy and elegant butterfly! Perfect for Flutter By Wednesday! And any other day too!

I can't wait for ya'll to see the set that is being previewed starting Monday from Sugar Creek Hollow! These stamps are so fun, pretty and unique. Tracy does a wonderful job with the "vintage" and "primitive" style -- something that I haven't seen much in digi-stamps so I'm just loving it. To me, they capture so well what it means to be a woman.

Go grab your freebie! Have a beautiful day! Stay warm if you have snow headed your way!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Flutter By Wednesday: Collage Butterflies

Good morning girls! This is my second post today - scroll down to see my card for The Diedrich Dare.

This week is an "open" week at Flutter By Wednesday - so create anything you want as long as you use a butterfly or a fairy.

A few weeks ago, I saw some wonderful vintage/collage $1 stamps at Michaels. They fit my budget so I scooped them up right away! Just some simple stamping, sponging, embossing today. I really intended this card to be flat - - but I just couldn't resist popping up that final layer.

Please visit the rest of the Flutter By team to see what beautiful creations they have for you this week!

and our Guest Designers
DebbyJeanetteShana ♥ Suzie

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Thy Word Vintage Card

Happy Wednesday morning girls! So happy to see you! I am thrilled to have a card to share with you today! It's been a looong time since I played along with The DareDevils. Jack has a great sketch this week (easy to ease me back into creating *wink*).

I used one of the images that will be available at Sugar Creek Hollow on March 1st. (Have you signed up as a follower over there yet? There is a chance at a sweet prize!) This verse is one of my favorites!

The patterned paper in the background is some 'vintage'** K & Co paper I found in my stash. I used lots of distress inks and created a shabby vintage look. I meant to add pearls in the corner and as I'm typing this I see that they are missing. That's what happens when your 3 year old wants to make a card with you - you forget what you were going to do next! LOL!! I am not going to complain though - I love it that he wants to be with me creating and coloring! Here's a close-up to show some dimension:

Please take a moment to visit the rest of The DareDevils - you know they will have some wonderful creations to share with you. I can't wait to see them myself!
Take a spin over to the Diedrich Dare blog to see the featured team member this week.

**I know 'vintage' normally refers to items that are at least 50 years old. However, when it comes to scrapbooking paper, I think it's fair to say anything over 3 years old is 'vintage'.
At least that's my story - and I'm stickin' to it!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

CHA Winter 2010 Projects: Gifts from the Kitchen & Fourth of July

I just saw this sitting in my post lineup - in draft mode, I didn't even realize it hadn't posted!

I'm so excited to finally get to share the projects that I created for the Provo Craft booth at CHA this past weekend. Thank you so much Provo Craft for the chance to work with you! Thank you also to Maggie for all the help you give us and for representing the entire team at CHA! I would also like to send out a sincere thank you to Provo Craft for the chance to work with the new folders, Coredinations for their sponsorship and providing cardstock and to Adornit for the great patterned papers you sent to design with as well!

Maggie asked me to create projects in two themes: Fourth of July and Gifts from the Kitchen.  I'm going to start with my Gifts from the Kitchen sets.

When she asked me to create some items to fit this theme I knew right away what I wanted to do! My first project is for Firecrackers! My mom made this at Christmas this year and they have been an instant hit with the family! My husband is a big fan and we've made several batches since the holidays. They are very easy and a great snack!
I really wanted the firecrackers to show through and so I found this box that they could stack nicely and neatly in (I hope they traveled well) and then just made a simple band to wrap around the middle. I embossed some red Coredinations paper using one of the new Asian folders debuting at CHA. I opted not to sand on this project and just let the design remain very crisp. The sentiment was generated on my computer and punched out; there are so many you could use with this recipe - "You're on Fire!" "You're Hot!" - you get the idea! The firecrackers were sooo simple! I just took some metallic pipe cleaners, cut them down and rolled them up in some of that Adornit patterned paper.
Supply List: Asian embossing folders (Provo Craft), cardstock (Coredinations), patterned paper (Adornit), punch & ribbon (Stampin' Up!), glue dots, red sticky tape, pipe cleaners, box - I found at the comic book store.

Firecrackers Recipe:
1 box of unsalted saltine crackers (we prefer the generic over the name brand for this)
1 1/2 c. of canola oil
3 Tablespoons of crushed red pepper flakes
1 packet Ranch Dressing mix

In a large sealable tub, place all the crackers. In a separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients well. Pour over crackers. Seal and turn tub gently to coat crackers. Turn the tub every 15 minutes for an hour or so. Open tub and let air dry for a bit.


My second Gift from the Kitchen was to make Teriyaki Walnuts. I packaged them in a box using a template from My Time Made Easy. I used two of the new Asian folders on this project and love how simple yet "wow" it looks! Since my box base was white, I sanded the Coredinations cardstock on this project to bring in some white on the decor as well. The box is kept closed with some velcro circles.
And then here's the back of the box; I think it's a nice touch to finish it all the way around.

Supply List: Asian embossing folders (Provo Craft), cardstock (Coredinations), patterned paper (Adornit), punch & ribbon (Stampin' Up!), red sticky tape, sanding block, velcro closure


My final Gift from the Kitchen is a thank you gift for someone who's just been a great friend. There are tons of "gifts in a jar" recipes out there that are easy to put together. This is for Confetti Bean Soup. You are supposed to layer the beans which looks really nice. But I knew that they would get all mixed up in route to CHA so I just mixed them to begin with. I think it works since it's "confetti".
I kept the jar itself pretty simple - just an embossed circle to cover the top, some ribbon and a really neat tag. The embossing just looks so sharp in this little slide frame.
The card is more in-depth. I used another new Asian folder for the main embossing, again on Coredinations cardstock. Instead of sanding, I distressed by lightly inking the paper with some black ink and distressing the edges. The little sentiment panel uses a graphic from Crafty Secrets. The inside of the card features the instructions on a pull out card.

Supply List: Asian embossing folders (Provo Craft), cardstock (Coredinations), stickers (Making Memories), Crafty Secrets, frame & glass slides (Ranger), black ink, edge distresser (Heidi Swapp),
ribbon (Stampin' Up!), brads,
Okay, now let's shift gears and jump ahead about 6 months. Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays; I'm so proud to be an American - thankful too - and the patriotism that swells at that time of year just makes me happy!

The first project I'm going to share is a decorated insulated mug. I wanted to create a mug appropriate for a military wife - they sacrifice so much as well for our country. I'm incredibly grateful and thankful for the journey they take to support their husband as they do battle on my behalf.
That being said, this project gave me such grief. I  was literally like "Good Grief" (charlie brown).
What I have to share is the 3rd version of this project that I did.
I used some star printed paper on the bottom, embossed with the stars embossing folder and then brushed with white craft ink. The top had a blue patterned paper and then I cut up bits to create some sentiments.

Supply List: Stars embossing folders (Provo Craft), cardstock (Coredinations), patterned paper (Adornit), red sticky tape, insulated coffee mug
My next project is a jewelry piece that I created with another frame and glass slides from Ranger.
I embossed Coredinations paper, and then trimmed out the Statue of Liberty image from the Adornit paper. Computer generated sentiment. I layered that all on one glass slide and inserted in the frame. Then I covered it with some crackle medium --- which makes it very difficult to see the embossing in the photo now. While it was still wet I sprinkled in some glitter flakes I had to mimic fireworks!
This is the first project I've made with these materials and it was a lot of fun! Very easy and I can't wait to get some more frames!
Supply List: Asian embossing folders (Provo Craft), cardstock (Coredinations), patterned paper (Adornit), frame & glass slides & crackle medium (Ranger), glitter flakes, chain
I picked up a wooden star box at Michaels. I thought it would be a wonderful little keepsake box for dog tags. The box was painted and then patterned paper cut to fit the top. I embossed it using just the swirls from the Koi embossing folder. You'll have to look close to see it as it flattened out quite a bit when I was adhering the paper to the top.

I also cut out some other icons and words from the Adornit paper to decorate the box - including a sentiment on the inside.

Supply List: embossing folder (Provo Craft), patterned paper (Adornit), acrylic paint, glue, dimensionals
My final project is my favorite that I created: a decorated canvas. The shipping tags were embossed with the stars folder and trimmed in length a bit to fit the canvas. I looooove how those manila tags look embossed - it might be my new favorite thing to emboss!
I had some chipboard letters in my stash that I peeled the paper off of and recovered with the Adornit papers. I sponged some ink around the edges to distress them a little bit. For the fourth tag, I cut out a star and embossed it with the swiss dots folder. I sanded them as I really wanted them to stand out. Using a sentiment trimmed from the paper and button and twine I decorated the star for a little fancy ending!

Supply List: embossing folders (Provo Craft), patterned paper (Adornit), cardstock (Coredinations), manila shipping tags, dimensionals, button, thread, paint, sanding block, canvas
If you've read this far - THANK YOU! There was a lot to share and I am so appreciative that you take the time to visit - please leave a comment letting me know what you think! Which project is your favorite?