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Comforting Thoughts composite

Last Saturday, Audrie, over at SplitcoastStampers, urged us to do something different for the Inspiration Challenge: make your own mini book. This challenge was perfect for me, as I was trying to think of a project which would put together comforting thoughts from the Scriptures, something that I needed since I am going through a pretty rough “storm” right now.

It’s not going to be something that can be easily done in an hour or two, well, not even a day! It was a project that would need the services of my trusty ol’ Scor-Pal and the use of my favorite spring colors  (that’s why I’m linking this project to Scor-Pal’s Favorite Color Combination Challenge). I would need to make plenty of flowers – which are all over our backyard right now and answers Robin’s question for Friday’s Free for All Challenge. It would also need a humongous amount of paper piercing…but, it was going to be fun and oh, so worth it!

I started making the pages first: I cut white Georgia Pacific cardstock into 8″ x 3.5″ strips, scored the middle and folded them to make 4″ x 3.5″ pages.  If you think that the design and layout look familiar, it’s because it is exactly the same as my Special Day Tag Card. I used the same paper piercing pattern but I printed all the Bible verses on a different sheet (using BrodyD font), then punched into 2-inch circles. The circles were then glued onto the paper-pierced frames. There are 12 pages in all – and to attach them all together, I made “hinges” by scoring a 12″ x 3.5″ strip at every half-inch mark. Check out this picture from Pinterest that inspired me how to do it. For the book covers, I used Bazzill Basics papers to cover two chipboards that were cut 4 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ (a quarter inch larger than the pages, in both length and width).

Other notes: I plan to make other mini books like this since it was fun, but I will not use white glue or transparent glue gel to stick the circles in – it made the card stock warp! I will either use the ATG or rubber cement.

Here are pictures of the entire book – and I hope, that you, the reader, will be comforted if you need it, too!

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Thank you for coming over to take a look!

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I still need a few Mother’s Day cards to make and needed some kick-in-the-you-know-what to get me going today, so I was totally delighted when Tricia over at SplitcoastStampers asked for some May flowers in the CAS Challenge. Yay! This card is also for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: A Hint of Pink (although, there’s more than just a hint of pink here, LOL!).

I had already made these daisies sometime ago from DMC floss #743 (for the yellow centers),  #703 (for the green calyx of the buds) and “blanc” (white). The flowers were made just like pompoms using a 26-gauge green floral wire to tie the floss together and also serve as the stem. For the buds, I started the same way, winding white floss on a piece of 3/8″ cardboard. After tying together the floss at the base with wire, I slipped another wire at the top and twisted the wire tightly to keep the floss from spreading outward (the wire is hidden at the back of the bud). I then got a piece of the green floss, moistened it with white glue, and wound it around the base of the “bud”, then let it dry. Here is a close-up of the flowers:

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The rest of the card came quickly together after the flowers: the sentiment was printed on a strip of white cardstock using CaslonNo450SwaD font, the cardbase was cut from Bazzill Ballet embossed polka dot, the leaf came from Recollections (which I trimmed quite a bit because it was quite large). I hot-glued the daisy bouquet over the sentiment, and called it done!

Thank you for coming over to take a look!

 

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2017-Apr-22a

For this week’s Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers, Lois pointed us to the Scor-Pal Pinterest Board, which showcased interesting papercrafting projects (ones that are right up my alley!). I chose Dina Kowal’s card because I loved the soft hues of pink, the arrangement of flowers on one side, and the pretty bow that completed the look. This project is also for Scor-Pal’s More Than One Score Challenge #36 Interactive Project and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Shower and/or Flowers.

This project is something that I always make ever since I made the template – I make a whole bunch during Christmas! The instructions plus a template for making this beautiful gift card holder can be found here: Framed Gift Card Holder.

In keeping with Dina Kowal’s style, I used soft hues of yellow (instead of pink), arranged the flowers on the same side, and used a sheer white bow. This holder used a 12×12  white cardstock, decorated with strips of yellow polka dot paper (American Girl). The yellow hydrangeas are from Prima, the sentiment was printed using a combination of Bernhardt Fashion BT and Albemarle Swash fonts. I put a yellow twine bow to make it easy to pull out the gift card, see below:

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Thank you so much for viewing!

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2017-Apr-12a

For this week’s Inspiration Site at SplitcoastStampers, Audrie showed us Floral Arrangements by Gloria Stagmer. I can’t hide my excitement with this site, I just love florals! I could look at this site for days on end and not run out of creative juices! When I saw this teapot filled with flowers, I thought I’d dig up Gem’s Cottage teapot template and give it a “fresh” look (for those who have a cutting machine, we have the cutting file here).  This little teapot is also my entry at Scor-Pal’s More Than One Score Challenge #36 – Interactive Project.

This is a pretty simple template with just two pieces. I cut the template pieces from pink cardstock (Recollections), and scored it following the instructions (now you see how beat-up my Scor-Pal is, it’s because it’s about 10 years old, but it still works and I use it all the time, LOL!). 2017-Apr-12c

After scoring both pieces, the edges and score lines were sponged with Ranger inks in Sepia. The design area (template is also included) was cut from The Rustic Stack by DCWV, with edges and score lines sponged like the teapot base. I decorated the part that forms the “lid” with flowers that mimic the designer paper: flowers were punched from a scrap of pink cardstock and edges were sponged with brick red, centers were punched from scraps of yellow cardstock, and the stamen is from Recollections. The stems and leaves were punched and cut from Lily Pond cardstock (Bazzill Basics). 2017-Apr-12d

I like how this turned out, and of course, I had to do it on the other side, too!

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Since it is a tea caddy, it is filled with… my favorite tea, of course!

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Thank you for looking!

 

 

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