Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Snow Days ROCK!

I made this card awhile ago, but I felt guilty about posting it as it has been a very long snowy winter back home in Massachusetts.  I used two of my favorite techniques of Copics and paper piecing to make this card.  While I like all of my cards, this one is definitely one of my favorites.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Snow Days ROCK
Ink:  Versafine, Memento
Paper:  Pebbles, Neenah, Bazzill
Misc:  Copics, Sizzix snowflakes die, button, baker's twine, glitter pen, 
pop up dots, diamond glaze

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Happy Birthday Easel Card

Just working on replenishing some of stash of cards.  I love making easel cards, I just think they are fun.

This card was made by combining the Pure Innocence Happy Banner with the Papertrey Ink Birthday die.  The cake was made with my Cricut.  Flower and balloon embellishments were made with paper punches.  Lots of pop up dots (as usual), stickles, diamond glaze and hand drawn ballon strings finish off the card.

Stamps:  My Favorite Things-Happy Banner
Ink:  Versafine, Memento
Paper:  Bazzill, Pebbles, Recollections
Misc:  Liquid Pearls, diamond glaze, pop up dots, Cricut, birthday die, Stickles, paper punches

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Twisted Easel Cards

Another new card technique to share with you.  I used the Twisted Circle Easel tutorial that I found on Splitcoast Stampers.

I made two of these, one for my Mom and one for my sister for Mother's Day.  

Stamps:  Stampabilities-You're Pretty Awesome, My Favorite Things-Freckles, 
Papertrey Ink-Flower Fusion #1
Ink:  Versafine, Memento
Paper:  Authentique, Bazzill,Recollections, Pebbles
Misc:  Nestabilities, Copics, alphabet dies, diamond glaze, pop up dies, banner die, mini bow die, crocheted hearts, button

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day! 

Here is another fun and exciting folded card that I tried out.  I've done side step cards before, but this time I decided to go big!  I found this tutorial on Pinterest.

 My sister and I went to the Scrapbook Expo a few ago and I picked up a few new Paper Nest Stamps.   This one is Cupcake Avery.  I colored her with Copic markers.  The flowers and the heart border were cut with Papertrey Ink dies.

Stamps:  Paper Nest-Cupcake Avery and Stampendous-Happy Mother's Day
Ink:  Versafine and Momento
Paper:   Recollections, Bazzill, Bo Bunny
Misc:  ScorPal, pop up dots, Nestabilities, buttons, wire, Copics, dies

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mother's Day Z-Fold Card

Mother's Day is just a few days away and I've been working on learning new techniques to make cards more exciting.  This is my first attempt at a Z-Fold card.  I used this card as my inspiration.

There is a lot of cutting in this card.  I used a variety of dies to cut the flowers, leaves, clouds, and the grass.  Additionally, I used my Cricut to cut the tulips.  There are lots of pop up dots, buttons, and diamond glaze to add dimension.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Blooming Button Bits
Ink:  Versafine, Versamark, Stamps by Judith, Momento
Paper:  My Favorite Things, Jillibean Designs, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Echo Park
Misc:  Pop up dots, diamond glaze, baker's twine, dies, Cricut, ScorePal, buttons, wire, paper punches

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Petite Places Berry Baskets

I decided to work on some Mother's Day gifts today.  I'm really trying to use up stuff I already have and not go buy more.  So, I was able to use berry baskets, plastic ornaments and some of my favorite dies from Papertrey Ink and My Favorite Things.

I actually remembered to take a picture, before I glued the top on!  All I did was just die cut a lot of little pieces and make a pretty spring house.  This is actually the School House Petite Places die, I just omitted the front part.

I always have to make more than one!

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Blooming Button Bits
Ink:  Versafine
Paper:  The Paper Studio, Recollections, Bazzill
Dies:  Papertrey Ink-Petite Places Trees & Schoolhouse
My Favorite Things-Mini Doilies and Bows
Misc:  Plastic ornaments, berry baskets, paper punches, white gel pen, Nestabilities

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!

The Easter Bunny made a stop at work this week.  Tiny buckets filled with candy topped off with a pretty pencil and chenille bunny surprised the team.  A Bunny Kiss and a few Nugget Bunnies rounded out a great treat.

I hope you have a Happy and Fun Easter!

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Bunny Kisses

The Easter Bunny is coming!!  Here is a quick and easy project that will surely put a smile on everyone's face.  These are perfect for co-workers, place setting markers for your dinner table and great basket stuffers.

I used the Impression Obsession Die 043-G to cut the bunnies.  I cut two bunnies for each kiss.

First, I cut a toothpick in half and then using a white craft glue, I sandwiched the toothpick inbetween two of the bunnies.  To give the bunnies a little color, I used my Cricut to cut out some bows, but you could use ribbon or even little flowers.  To finish them off, I stuck them into the top of the Hershey Kiss and viola...they are done!

I almost forgot, don't you forget to add a fluffy bunny tail using a small pom pom!

Paper:  Authentique, The Paper Studio
Misc:  IO Die 043-G, Hershey Kisses, toothpicks, Cricut, white craft glue, mini pom poms

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

More Bunnies!

I absolutely love Dandelion Designs stamps.  They are the cutest images and they are super easy to color and/or paper piece.

The card base was made using Nestabilites.  I attached the different patterned papers with pop up dots to the back of the card base.  Then, I used a few more pop up dots to add my images.  I couldn't decide which sentiment to use from the Hippity Hoppity Papertrey Ink set, so I used three of them!

Stamps:  Dandelion Designs-Bunnies and Eggs, Papertrey Ink-Hippity Hoppity
Ink:  Versfine and Momento
Paper:  Authentique, Queen's Scene, Bazzill, The Paper Studio
Misc:  Buttons, pop up dots, Nestabilities, Copics, Diamond Glaze

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Three Sweet Bunnies!

I saw this super cute card on Pinterest.  I really wanted to make it, but I didn't have the die.  Unfortunately, the shipping was more than the actual cost of the die, so I decided to improvise.  After scouring different SVG cuts online, I found this cute bunny and decided he would work.

Paper:  Authentique, Bazzill, Recolledtions
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Scrambled Eggs
Ink:  Versafine
Misc:  Cricut, bow dies, pop up dots, SVG cut file

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Hippity Hoppity

I've been doing lots of sewing lately, and I'm eager to share what I've been working on.  I decided to take a break and work on some cards.  I bought this stamp a while back and I just now got to use it!  I used some paper piecing, some Copics, and lots of pop up dots for layering.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink-Hippity Hoppity
Paper:  Paper Studio, Bazzill,  My Favorite Things
Misc:  Copics, pop up dots, Hippity Hoppity Die

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Monday, February 5, 2018

My First Box Card

This card has taken me forever!  I can't tell you how many times I have taken it apart and remade it.   It's literally taken me a month, but I think I 'm finally satisfied with the finished product.

I decided to go with a Harry Potter theme.  It's made entirely from varies cut files with my Cricut.  For the actual box, I used my Scor Pal.  The actual box part was pretty easy, I just followed along with tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.  You can find it here.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

I've Moved to Facebook!

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted.  A lot has been happening.  I've still been crafting, but not as much and I haven't posted anything.  My New Year's resolution is to get posting on a regular basis again.  I decided to also post on Facebook to see if I can get a little more exposure and foot traffic.  So, I hope you will pop over and like/follow my page:

Beth-A-Palooza on Facebook

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Hershey Kiss Turkey

This was a little treat that I made to decorate my sister's Thanksgiving table.   Once again I used my Cricut to cut the little turkey out.  The body and the feathers are two separate pieces.  I sandwiched a toothpick between them and then adhered them together with pop up dots.  The toothpick was trimmed down and then I stuck it into the Hershey Kiss.  They were pretty simple to make and were a big hit!

Paper:  Bazzill, Recollections, Echo Park
Ink:  Stamps by Judith, Heidi Swapp
Misc:  Toothpicks, pop up dots, Cricut, Hershey Kisses

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Take Out Santa

Time sure has a way of slipping by, really fast!  Besides working, I've had two craft fairs and just came back from spending a week with my Dad in Massachusetts.  I have been working non stop on my crafty adventures, yet didn't take photos  of every thing.  I did take some, and I just edited them all, so I'm going to start posting.  There are few goodies left from Halloween and Thanksgiving that will be sprinkled in with the Christmas crafts.  

A few years back, after Halloween, I bought a whole bunch of take out boxes that where on clearance for 90% off.  I really just wanted the handles so that I could make different boxes.  I finally got around to making them and thought they would be perfect to pack a small Christmas gift or baked good.

Using some paper punches, Nestabilities, and my handy dandy Cricut Explore, I was able to make the face for my Santa.  I absolutely love the Cricut Explore, the possibilities are endless!  For added dimension, I used an embossing folder, textured paper, and my favorite pop up dots.  I tied the candy canes to the top with a piece of baker's twine to make it look like chop sticks on top of Chinese food take-out.

Paper:  Bazzill, Recollections
Ink:  Versacolor
Misc:  Candy canes, baker's twine, paper punches, white gel pen, Cricut, Stickles, My Favorite Things Scalloped Border Die-Namics, Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder, take out box handle

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

My First Paper Cake

My niece, Jennifer, was having a Halloween themed bridal shower for her best friend.  I've always wanted to make a paper cake, so this was the perfect opportunity.  I had some extra spiders that I thought would be perfect crawling over the cake.

The stand was made using a charger and simple candlestick holder that I bought at Michaels.  

I used my Cricut to cut out two different size cake boxes.  The paper roses where made using the My Favorite Things Mini Rolled Roses Die-Namics.  The leaves where also cut with the my Cricut.  The little skulls where from a necklace that I also picked up at Michaels.  I just cut the necklace apart and then glued the little skulls on top.  Then I added a white doily to the top, so that the spider could stand on top of the cake.  

I added a few extra spiders to crawl up the sides of the cake for a spooky effect.  Each piece of cake is filled with candy, my favorite part of the cake!

Paper:  Recollections, Bazzill
Misc:  Cricut, My Favorite Things Mini Rolled Roses Die-Namics, beaded spiders, mini skulls, white doily, charger, candlestick, candy

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