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Puppy Love #3 & Homemade Glue For Envelopes Recipe

Here is card number 3 from this weeks series working with the Recollections Valentine Day stamp set.

To make this card I am using the make a tag die from the die-namics kit.  The concept of the card is the same as the first two cards.  You can follow the detailed instructions thru step 3 .I am using Neenah Black Card stock as the base of my card.  I cut out the tags and adhered them to the card base with my tape runner.  I stamped out the dogs but this time I cut them out after going around and highlighting each dog with a B000 comic marker.  This helps to make the dogs pop a little from the page.  

I used both the “XOXO” sentiment and the “Puppy Love” sentiment on this card. I am using foam tape adhesive to mount them to the card as I want to add some dimension on the page.

I use some black and white twine and insert it into the wholes at the top of the tag and tie I bow.  I think this adds some extra interest to the card.

If you missed my first post in this series you will find it here.

I provided an envelope template in my second post here. I also promised a recipe for home-made glue for envelopes.  You can download it here. Recipe for Home-Made Glue For Envelopes  If you missed my post on how to make envelopes yourself you can find it here along with a template for an envelope you can down load, print and cut.

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Supply Links:
32 lb Laser jet paper
Wplus9 FENCE BORDER Designer Dies WP9D153
My Favorite Things TAG BUILDER BLUEPRINTS 5 Die-Namics MFT845
My Favorite Things INSIDE AND OUT STITCHED RECTANGLE Stax Die-Namics MFT847
My Favorite Things BRICK RED Hybrid Ink Pad MFT
My Favorite Things CHOCOLATE BROWN Hybrid Ink Pad MFT
Copic Sketch Marker E27 MILK CHOCOLATE Brown
Copic Sketch MARKER E21 BABY SKIN PINK Flesh

Puppy Love #2 & Free Envelope Template

This is the second card I made with the Recollections stamp set called Valentine’s day. This card is made almost identical to the first one with two differences – the background and I partially cut out the puppies before adhering them to the card front.

If you are interested in seeing the first card and instructions on how to make it you will find it here. and I have a video here that describes the products a little more.  I will have a tutorial video on Friday showing how I made the cards if you would like to watch that for further instructions.

I am creating some custom envelopes to go with the cards. Envelopes are really easy to make and you can customize them to any size card you are creating. I have a copy of the envelope template you can print out and create your own envelope.Envelope Template  Print it out on white or colored paper or you can do like I did and pull it into a software program like Photoshop and fill with a pattern if you like.

Today I am using 33 lb premium laser jet paper.  It is a little heavier than regular copy paper. I printed it onto a piece of pattern paper I created from Photoshop.   The pattern has a slight hint of pink with some circle dots that are random all over the page. I wanted to have a little interest on the inside of the card. I will prepare the envelope so that the pattern is in the inside.

I have cut out the template and then I fold back all the pieces of the envelope.

Now I am going to do some stamping on it before I show you how to assemble the envelope. I am using the sentiment stamp XOXO, the paw and the heart and I will stamp a pattern around the bottom of the card with some red and black die ink.

To seal the envelope I am using some be creative adhesive and place on both sides of the envelope. You will want to use an adhesive that is strong and will hold the envelope.

I then stamp some more on the other side of the envelope. This is a great way to customize your envelopes and use your stamps more.

 

Join me on Wednesday where I will share the last card I made and a recipe for home-made glue so you can seal the envelopes or give them to someone as a gift.  You can always use a matching washi tape to close the envelopes as well.

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Go do something creative today.  I would love to see what you are working on.  Leave me a comment and a picture!

Supply Links:
32 lb Laser jet paper
Wplus9 FENCE BORDER Designer Dies WP9D153
My Favorite Things TAG BUILDER BLUEPRINTS 5 Die-Namics MFT845
My Favorite Things INSIDE AND OUT STITCHED RECTANGLE Stax Die-Namics MFT847
My Favorite Things BRICK RED Hybrid Ink Pad MFT
My Favorite Things CHOCOLATE BROWN Hybrid Ink Pad MFT
Copic Sketch Marker E27 MILK CHOCOLATE Brown
Copic Sketch MARKER E21 BABY SKIN PINK Flesh

Bunny Bag For Easter Treats

I wanted to do a little sewing as I was missing my sewing machine!  So I whipped up this little treat bag. These would be fun to give to your kids or even your co-workers!
Easter Bunny Basket
I saw this pattern a few months ago and you can get the pattern here.  (link here:sewcanshe.com March 4, 2013)

 

I put together a time lapsed photo below.  This project sews very quickly. It probably took me about an hour. The only tricky part was sewing across the finished opening as the area is very small.

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Cotton Fabric AZ


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New Year – Weekly Planning

 

Do you set New Year resolutions? At the start of each New Year I find myself thinking about new things I want to learn or do. I have a wide range of interests but not a master in any one area. This year I wanted to work on keeping up-to-date with technology. I thought about learning a new program language maybe Python and have looked into some courses and found one on  Coursera. I actually signed up! But I also want to continue to develop my crafting skills and making time most days to work on some aspect of this development. Continue Reading