Monday, March 27, 2017

Be A Star with Vintage Hollywood Layout with Graphic 45

Good morning everyone!!! Are you ready to see one of the latest collection from Graphic 45...
When I first seen the Vintage Hollywood Collection I couldn’t help but fall in love with the Epherema Card that said “Shine Bright Like a Diamond”.
We should all want to shine bright each day!!!!

Adding small metal frames, labels, etc. will help bring your eye to a word, phrase or photo.

It also lets your eyes advance to that particular focal point on your layout or projects.

Fussy cutting multiple layers and placing them on pop dots gives great dimension.
I gives fabulous dimension to your projects.

It is so inspiring to remember that we are all diamonds, some rougher than others but all being molded each day through trials and challenges. We just need a reminder to always need to let out “diamond” shine."

Fussy cut the pretty images from the pattern paper will give you those extra matching embellishments that we so desire to have included on our projects.
Layer with pop dots...
Tip flowers at the petals
Adding small die cuts will all give your projects lots of dimension!

I hope you are inspired to grab some of Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood and make some amazing projects. Stop over and check out my teamie Kathy over at Kathy by Designs she is sharing Portrait of a Lady layout on her blog today. Hugs Pam

Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Papercrafting Collection
Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Journaling and Epherema Cards
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder
Sizzix Lacy Doily
¾” Circle Punch
Xyron Mega Runner
Pop Dots
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Happy Day with a Smile Candle Holder!!!!

 Happy Saturday!!!
Today I am sharing with you my Happy Day With A Smile Candle Holder using some of Eileen Hull's fabulous Dies from Sizzix!!!

 Cut four of the Sizzix Make It 3-D Box from the Little Sizzles Mat Board.
Cut two pieces of mat board to  measure approximately 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" and two pieces of mat board to measure approximately 2" x 3. (Refer to photo to see where to cut flaps off)
HINT: When I am placing paper on my altered pieces I staple the flaps with my tiny attacher.

Tape the bottoms of my box to hold it into place. Cut four 1" by 4 1/2 mat board strips and glue to the inside walls of box to add support.
Cut a piece of mat board to glue to the bottom. 
Cut and adhere pattern paper to sides and bottom.

Die cut 8 of the Lace Doily Medallion using mat board and 16 of  DCWV Chick Chat Stack pattern paper.
I used my Xyron 9" Permanent Adhesive and the  Xyron Creative Station to apply the adhesive to my pattern paper and placed them on the front and back of the Lace Doily Medallion pieces.

 Take 4 of the covered Lace Doily Medallion pieces and cut in half.
Adhere to corner of prepared box using Glossy Accent.
(You could use a hot glue gun or different glue)

Once the glue has set on the sides Lace Medallion the four solid prepared pattern paper Lace Medallion Doily to the each side to form box.

Use Glossy Accent and place two pieces of WeR Memory Keeper Teal Twine on the sides of my box along with a bow on each side.
Punch circle sentiments from the DCWV Chick Chat Stack and place one on each side of box.
Cut 4 of each of the Flower Layer with Heart Petals and form into flowers, add enamel dots to the center of each.

 Place two to the front of box.

Rthe two circles, banner strip and sentiment journal block through the Xyron Creative Station.
Add circles to the top of candle and one of the flowers to the top of the candle jar.

Wrap candle with a piece of the burlap from the DCWV Chick Chat Stack, add a journal piece, and wrap a few times with the We R Memory Keepers Twine and tie into a bow.

 Thanks for stopping by today to see how to create the  Happy Day With A Smile Candle Holder using the Sizzix Make It 3-D Box , Flower Layers and Heart Petals Die and Sizzix Lace Medallion Doily.
Hugs Pam

Little Sizzles Mat Board
DCWV Chick Chat Stack
WeR Memory Keepers Teal Twine
Teal Enamel Dots 
Tiny Attacher
Glossy Accents

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy Gateau Day!!!

Good Morning!!!
For the love of cake and all things wonderful I am wishing you a fabulous Happy Gateau Day!!!
I love cake, cupcakes, all things cake and what better way to start a weekend but to celebrate with cake and making a fabulous card using Sizzix products along with Graphic 45.

I began my card by first embossing the Basket Weave Embossing Folder from Sizzix/Eileen Hull's.
Inking the embossed piece with Abandoned Coral Distress Ink using a blending tool.

Distress edges of pattern paper and embossed paper using distress tool.

Adhere to front of card base.

Die cut pattern paper using Sizzix/Lynda Kanase Photo Frame and Words Die.

Adhere doily and prepared photo frame to front of card.

Die cut second Photo Frame and Word from pattern paper.
Add to front of card with pop dots.

Fussy cut image from pattern paper.
Add to front of card with pop dots.

Layer flower pieces together.
Add to front of card.
Apply distress ink to seam binding; mist with water to spread ink.
Create bow; add to front of card.

For the inside of the card...adhere pattern paper and pocket from Graphic 45 Café Parisian Collection.
Place gift card inside of pocket.

Happy Crafting and make sure to have cake this weekend!!!
Hugs Pam



eileen hull die cut magic

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Create A Beautiful Life with Xyron and Teresa Collins

Love Doesn't Have to Perfect...To Be Wonderful....
Create a Beautiful Life!!!
I love to create and try to make something several times a week.
So needless to say I am so excited that this week is extra special since the Xyron Design Team is able to work with one of my favorite designers...Teresa Collins!!!
I just love her style and her products are so amazing!!!
So if you missed out on any of the fabulous projects make sure to checkout Xyron Facebook Wall to get caught up on the all the beautiful projects being shared this week.

I began a home decoration project painting a small clipboard I bought at my local craft store with distress paint.

Once it was dried I repeated with Tarnished Bronze Distress Paint to give it the gold hue that Teresa Collins is so fabulous known for.

Run the "Life Doesn't Need To Be Perfect To Be Wonderful" journal piece, mat and border from the Teresa Collins Nine & Company Paper Pad through the Xyron Creative Station Lite.

Once all three pieces have been run through the Xyron Creative Station Lite; remove from permanent adhesive sheet...

Place on prepared clipboard.

Lay post it notes on pattern paper. Lay stencil on clipboard and apply paste with palette knife. Dry.

Run small metal frame and "Create A Beautiful Life" journal piece through the Xyron Creative Station Lite. YES...the frame will feed through the Creative Station Lite...exciting right! Place on prepared clipboard.

Die cut flowers and filigree from Teresa Collins Nine & Co Paper Pad and black card stock.
Add to prepared clipboard with Xyron Adhesive Dots.

Stamp butterfly image on to pattern paper with ink.

Fussy cut out; paint edges and body with paint.

Make bows and adhere to top of prepared clipboard with Xyron Adhesive Dots. Add prepared butterflies with Xyron Adhesive Dots.

Add a few more of the flowers, leaves and flourishes that have been made to the clipboard.

Make a small twine bow; add to bottom of clipboard with Xyron Adhesive Dots.

I hope I have inspired you to "Create" something beautiful with your Xyron and Teresa Collins products. Make use to check out Mitsyana project today over on the Up on Tippy Toes Blog.
Hugs Pam

Sizzix: Small Tattered Florals
Sizzix Mixed Media 2
Ranger Distress Paint: Victorian Velvet, Tarnished Brass, Fired Brick
Memento Cantaloupe Ink
DecoArt Crackle Paint
MayArts Ribbon: Brown Twine, 1/4" Blue Sheer Ribbon
Palette Knife
Paint Brush
Black Gemstones
Small Clipboard
Metal Frame

Follow Xyron
Follow Teresa Collins

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Disclaimer Notice: I’ve received products/compensation as part of the  Xyron Design Team. This project however, is 100% my own project! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. I explain more here.