Friday, September 30, 2016

Hope Card with May Arts Ribbon

I "Hope" you are having a fabulous day, week, month, year or where ever you are at this very moment in your life. 
I am super excited to share with you that May Arts Ribbon has asked me to join their design team!!!
I was asked to create a Breast Cancer Awareness Card as my first assignment. 
I was thrilled to accommodate, I have so many friends that have gone through breast cancer and please to say they are all survivors!!! 

I began by first adhering pattern paper to my card base.
Add some of the Solid Color Edge Ribbon  to create a border. 

Make a small ribbon bow from the Solid Color Edge Ribbon ; add to top of card. 

Using thread with a needle; hand sew a running stitch in 24" of Solid Color Edge Ribbon 

Pull thread carefully to gather to form flower. 

Add gemstone center.  

Add to front of card. 

Die cut "HOPE" from pattern paper. 

Adhere to front of card. 

Cut ribbon and pattern paper flags. 
Adhere to top of card front. 

Decorate the inside of card. 

I hope I have inspired you today and encouraged you to "Hope". 
"Hope" for today, tomorrow and into the future. 
Hugs Pam 

May Arts Ribbon Fushia 1" Solid Color Edge Ribbon-541-1 
Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar Collection
Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Marque Die
Needle and Thread
Gemstone Flower
5" x 6 1/2" Card Base
Tiny Attacher
Glue Gun with Glue Sticks
Pop Dots

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Give Thanks Tag with Emerald Creek Supplies Dare Challenge!

If you are here to see the details on my Graphic 45 "Wicked" Sign you can find them HERE!!!

I hope you are ready for the next "DARE CHALLENGE" on the Emerald Creek Supplies Blog. The next challenge is "Give Thanks" since we are heading into fall and of course Thanksgiving! So get your creative hats on and share with us your "Give Thanks" projects by linking them up on the Emerald Creek Supplies Blog!!!

Begin by die cutting the Pumpkin Jack from chipboard. 
Paint with Carbon Black Paint; dry completely
Apply Weathered Wood over pumpkin; dry completely. 
Paint Crackle Paint to prepared paint; dry completely. 

Apply Boss Gloss or VersaMark over top of prepared pumpkin and stem. 
Sprinkle Thanksgiving Embossing Powder over pumpkin; heat set. 
Sprinkle Moss Green Stone Embossing Powder over stem; heat set.

Apply Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink over top of prepared pumpkin. 

Die cut tag from chipboard. 
Adhere pattern paper and fussy cut flower to chipboard tag. 
Adhere prepared embossed pumpkin and stem to top of tag. 
Adhere die cut leaf to top of pumpkin. 

Die cut "Thanks" letters from pattern paper. 

Adhere to top of pumpkin. 

Twist wired brown jute around small dowel. 
Glue to top of pumpkin. 

Add pattern paper to Small Cameo Charm along with small fussy cut flower to the center. 

Tie to seam binding to top of tag. 

Add fussy cut moth to top of pumpkin. 

I am hoping I have inspired you with my Thanks Tag and hope you check out the rest of the talented design team and play along with us in the "Give Thanks" Dare Challenge!!! Hugs Pam

Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.

Other Supplies:
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Pattern Paper
Sizzix XL Tag & Nameplate Die
Sizzix Pumpkin Jack Die
Sizzix Fall Foliage Die
Sizzix Alphanumeric Marquette Die
Stampendous Boss Gloss
DecoArt Weathered Wood
DecoArt Media Carbon Black
MonAmi Brown Wire Jute
Orange and Brown Seam Binding

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Do You Love Coffee!!!!

It is Coffee Season!!! Can you believe Fall is in the air and with it comes coffee by the fireplace, coffee with dessert, coffee, coffee, coffee!!! I love this time of the year and really being able to enjoy my coffee!!!

I couldn't help but to re-share a couple cards that I created a few years ago!!! The cards I made were created with pretty paper from Maja Designs Coffee in the Arbor Collection!!! Isn't it the perfect paper for this time of year!!!

I used We,R Memory Keepers Nesting Doily Die to create the doilies for each of the I need to go find that doily die since I forgot I had it, lol. I can see more projects in the future using it!!! I also added some pretty flowers and ribbon to each of the card. I sure hope I have you ready to get a good cup of coffee and are ready to head into your scrapbooking space to create a few beautiful cards to celebrate this time of year. Hugs Pam

Maja Designs Coffee in the Arbor Collection
Spellbinders Die Set
We R Memory Keepers Nesting Doily Die
Spellbinders Die
Paper Smooches Sentiment Set
Black Ink
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

"Wicked" Sign with Graphic 45

Halloween, skeletons, bats, mice and other "Rare Oddities"!!!
Today I am on the Graphic 45 Blog along with my fabulous team Nico!!!
Make sure to check out his fabulous project and leave us a bit of love on the Graphic 45 Blog!!!

Check out How to Create a Wicked Sign With Graphic 45 Rare Oddities by Pam Bray on Snapguide.

If you haven't started following the Graphic 45 Facebook or blog make sure you take the time to do that...there are so many fabulous designers as well as challenges, favorite projects found on Facebook and lots more!!! 

I hope I have inspired you to go to your local craft store to pick up a few letters and chipboard strips to create a fabulous sign for your home using Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Collection!!! 
Hugs Pam


                                               Rare Oddities 12" x 12" Collection 

                                               8" Photo Studio Chipboard Letters 

                                            Sizzix Pansy Flower Die 

                                            Floral Fall Stems 

                                         Small Bats 

                                        Metal Frame 


                                    Pop Dots 

                                     Metal Brads 

                                        Plastic Skeleton 

                                       Small Jar 

                                       2 1/2" chipboard Strips
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