The November Citrus Tree Studio kit is coming!
Psssst…have you heard? Citrus Tree Studio has some new kits coming out and I’m one of the lucky ones as I get to create with them first! November’s kit screams fall but it could be used for just about any subject. Are you ready for a little sneak peek? Here’s mine…
Stay tuned for the full reveal of my first two kit creations on November 5th. You’re going to love this kit!!
Recently I had an opportunity to participate in my friend Ellyn’s stamp camp event who is a Stampin’ Up! (SU) representative. As I have certainly purchased SU items of late, it had been several years since I attended one of the camps and I have to say it was a lot of fun. In addition to spending the afternoon with a great group of ladies, I got to play with paper, dies, embossing folders, ink … you name it. I also learned how to make my own ink mist by filling an empty spray/spritz bottle with rubbing alcohol and adding a few drops of Tsukineko All Purpose Ink, we used #72 Frost White. Shake well and spray the mist lightly onto cardstock and allow to dry, which is quite fast, and you end up with a shimmery finish that stays put. After all was said and done, I left with ten gorgeous Christmas cards (three designs) that has provided a jumpstart to my holiday preparations.
I hope you will find inspiration in the day and create something wonderful to share with your family and friends, Happy World Card Making Day!
I’ve spent way too much time lately on Pinterest. If only I actually created half the things I pin. Anyway, my Pinterest friends have been pinning a lot of crafts inspired by the state shapes.
Here are a couple of my favorites:
source: Lolly Jane-Spruce up your space
source: Eleanor Mathis from Etsy
In honor of tomorrow’s World Card making celebration I took the above inspiration and created this card.
My best friend just moved to Iowa a few months ago so I eyeballed where the states should be and connected them with a little baker’s twine.
I used a dingbat font called Stateface for the shape. This font includes the shapes for all 50 states as well as the US. I printed it out on white cardstock and cut it out. I then adhered it to the card base with foam adhesive
I can see this translated to many applications as well as using outlines of countries around the world. How perfect for travel memories!
Well, I have a little time before I need to start dinner . . . maybe I’ll take a peek at Pinterest again.
Happy Crafting, Nicole
Don’t you just love Fall? I do, it’s my favorite season!
In honor of World Card Making Day on Saturday, October 6th, I made this little card to inspire you. I used one of the most beautiful fall lines ever…Bo Bunny’s Forever Fall.
Just a little secret… when you add cord or twine to a card, make a little slit in the spine of the card and insert the cord through the hole. It allows your card to remain flat and slide easily into the envelope!
Happy World Card Making Day!