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Winter Ice Skates Mixed Media Wall Hanging

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Winter Ice Skates Mixed Media Wall Hanging with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This Winter Ice Skates Mixed Media Wall Hanging is the companion piece to the Stamperia Sweet Winter wall hanging I shared with you earlier this month.  Both feature the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Ribbon Club Assortment,  were made at the same time and followed the same basic procedure.  What can I say?  I had so much fun making the first one, and my work space was already a mess, so I decided to make another.  When the mojo is flowing, you don’t argue.  You just flow with it!

You can check out all the how to’s and tips for making the mixed media background in my previous post.

A stitched ribbon frame really helps pull this composition together.  That pop of color helps to keep the eye focused inside the frame.  If you don’t like to stitch, you could always use Scor-Tape to hold your ribbon frame in place.

And speaking of pops of color, how about this Tropic Delicate Stitched Satin Bow?  Ooh-la-la!  It really brightens up this shabby chic piece, dontcha think?  Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon is one of my all time favorites.  It is soft and supple so it ties gorgeous bows.  If you are struggling with bow-tying, I highly recommend it!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m still trying to get back on track after the Christmas festivities!  I hope each one of you had a delightful holiday with family and friends.  It’s so much fun to party, isn’t it?  But then we have to catch up on all the work we didn’t get done.  That’s not as much fun!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Stay warm and cozy and thanks for stopping by!





Spellbinders Home Sweet Quilt Cards

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Spellbinders Home Sweet Quilt Cards

Hello, Friends!   It’s been a chilly week here in North Carolina, and that has inspired me to make these Spellbinders Home Sweet Quilt Cards.  Growing up in Vermont, we always had at least one quilt over piles of blankets or afghans on our beds during the winter.  The weight of the bedclothes, and my mom saying “Snug as a bug in a rug” as she tucked me in at night are sweet memories.  Maybe that’s why I sleep under a weighted blanket now, who knows?

I’ve never been a quilter, but a while ago, I started saving diagrams for various quilt squares in a Pinterest file.  My intent was to replicate the patterns with paper.  Spellbinders must have been reading my mind, because this die set allows you to do just that, without all the geometry and measuring it would have taken for me to do it on my own.

Home Sweet Quilt Filigree 8 Point Star Square

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This 5 1/2″ square card uses the Filigree 8 Point Star pattern.  There are a lot of little parts that come with this die set, and at first it can seem a bit overwhelming to figure out how they all go together.  So first, maybe try die cutting from inexpensive cardstock to get the feel for how the pieces fit together.  I, of course, did not do this.  For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.  But even with my harum-scarum approach to creating, I managed to produce a very pretty design.  Bottom line: it’s not hard to do, but it gets easier with practice.   And the end result is so pleasing that I think I probably will take this die for another spin.

Here’s a peek at the inside.  Winter plaids make me think of pajamas…and that is a cozy thought, indeed.  You could put on your flannel pj’s and enjoy a hot cuppa of Winter Spice tea while watching Dr. Zhivago for the ultimate cozy winter experience.  (The winter scenes are epic!)

Quilted Stained Glass Window

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Next I created an inlaid mosaic design with the Quilted Stained Glass Window dies.  I will not lie to you: this was a lot of work because of all the little pieces.  But it was very rewarding to see the design come together.  If I did t his one again, I would probably just die cut the outline from white cardstock and lay it over a sort of calico patterned paper.  That would be a quick and easy way to create the same effect.

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Adding machine stitching to the Carta Bella Gather Again patterned papers really amped up the homespun vibe of this project.

Here’s a peek at the inside.  The cozy farmhouse vibe is perfect for winter cardmaking.

There are 6 different quilt square dies in this release along with an embossing folder and sentiment stamps.  You can take a look at all of them along with some pretty samples HERE.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

I hope you’re staying warm and cozy this winter!




Loaded Sweetheart Envelope Tea Party in a Box Folio

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Loaded Sweetheart Envelope Tea Party in a Box Folio

Hello, Friends! Today I have a Loaded Sweetheart Envelope Tea Party in a Box to share with you.  This is yet another way to use the Amazing Paper Grace Sweetheart Envelope and Notecard dies.  (You can find my previous projects HERE.)I’m having so much fun with this beautiful and versatile die that I can’t seem to stop playing with it!  It keeps calling my name, and I keep answering!  I hope y’all are not tired of seeing it yet, because I am definitely not tired of playing with it!

Loaded Sweetheart Envelope

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How fun is this loaded envelope?  It is such a quick and easy way to add a surprise focal image to a card!  If you look closely, you’ll see that this loaded envelope has 2 compartments.  How did I do this?  It’s actually quite simple:

  • First, die cut the basic envelope from grey cardstock using the largest die in the set.
  • Next, die cut the filigree liner from the same grey cardstock.
  • Then die cut contrasting patterned paper using just the liner die without the filigree insert.  Adhere this to the “peak” of the envelope as seen in the photo.
  • Now, fold the envelope on the scored lines and secure the tabs inside the pocket.
  • Next, die cut just the curved front of the envelope from complementary patterned paper.  I just cut a small square of patterned paper, lined the die up and secured it with Post-It tape, and then ran it through the machine.  Adhere gussets to the sides and bottom of this piece and glue it down as a pocket on top of a pocket.
  • Now die cut the heart base from contrasting cardstock and mat the grey filigree heart on top as the decoration on your envelope.

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Mat designer paper from Echo Park Winter Mega Pad on soft blue cardstock, then machine stitch around the edges.  Adhere this over a 5 3/4″ square of the plaid pattern that has been stitched to another panel of the same cardstock.   Now add a sparkly snowflake and a handmade flower and layer this whole mess of goodness up on your card front.

What’s in the Loaded Pocket?

I was hoping you would ask that!  Create a little notecard with one of the 3×3 images from the paper collection and tuck that inside the front pocket.  Then make a little mini folio with the 3×3 images and tuck that in the larger pocket.

Good things really do come in small packages!  This little book has 4 pages and a center side pocket.  How fun would it be to add small photos of the kids or the pets playing in the snow here?

Create a cute tag with another image and scraps of cardstock, and add this to the larger pocket along with the mini book.  Score a row of the small images, accordion fold, insert in a memo pin and then stick that in the corner of the envelope.  Isn’t this fun?

A Peek Inside

The inside of this Tea Party in a Box folio is as fun as the outside.  In addition to the tea party, I created a little photo album on the top of the card.  This has a magnetic closure to keep everything neat and tidy.

The accordion pull-out has (5) 5 1/2″ square panels, so lots of room for great photos.  Create the mechanism by joining (2)  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ panels of cardstock and scoring every 5 1/2″.  Tuck the small flap behind the base page at the top of the card folio.

The magnetic closure tucks behind the base page on the opposite side of the card.  Create even more space for photos by adding a flap page to one of the panels.

You can add little tip ins and even a side pocket for even more winter fun!

Tea Party in a Box

Winter is a tough time for a lot of folks, so it’s nice to create a cheery surprise gift like this one to brighten up the days.  Do you spy the cute notecard made with the same Sweetheart die?  I’m telling you friends, this is one dynamic die!

I wonder what I’ll make next with this sweet die?  Whatever it is, I’ll be sure to share it with you!

Enjoy your weekend, make time to play with paper, and stay cozy!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.




Echo Park Winter Boxed Treat Tags Tutorial

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Echo Park Winter Boxed Treat Tags Tutorial with Spellbinders Sweetheart Envelope Die

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for another Throwback Thursday, and this week I have an Echo Park Winter Boxed Treat Tags Tutorial to share with  you.  Once again, we’re using that fabulous Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Sweetheart Envelope and Notecard Die set.  Remember on Tuesday when I told you it was very versatile?  Well, today, I used it to build the adorable box that our treat tags are housed in.  You’ve gotta love a die that can do so many different things.  (And I’m not even done yet….I have one more “make” using this die to share with you!)

Winter Treat Tags in a Box

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It feels like a long, long time between the Christmas holidays and Valentine’s Day, doesn’t it?  Winter days may be short, but they feel long, especially if you live in a part of the world where you get real winter weather.  So I used the base die to create this darling little treat tag box.  Because a hot cuppa and a bit of chocolate makes the winter days easier to bear!

Here’s how I made the box:

  • First, cut 4 of the Sweetheart outer frame from heavy cardstock.  Be sure to place the scoring rods in the die, as it will make it so much easier to fold the sides.
  • Next, cut the pocket side tabs off of two of the panels. Then fold all 4 pockets along the scored lines.
  • Overlap the pockets to form the bottom of your box, and use the side tabs to connect the box sides.
  • Now cut (4) 1″ x 2 3/4″ strips from your scraps.  Score these in half to form hinges.  Adhere these to the sides of your box in the same way you would a gusset on a pocket.  Fold one side of the hinge over onto the side of the adjacent box side and glue down to secure.
  • Once your box is made, simply fold the scalloped top of the box down as seen in the above photo.
  • Cut (4)  3 7/8″ x 3 1/8″ panels of designer paper to adhere to the sides of your box.  I matted mine on slightly larger rectangles of white cardstock, then I adhered to the box sides.
  • Next, adhere lace or other trim around the base of your box.  Then adhere box feet.  Wrap 1/4″ gingham ribbon above the lace and tie a bow.
  • Use the smaller frame die and insert to cut the accent piece from patterned paper and adhere to the scalloped edges of the box.  Glue the scalloped edges to the box base.
Making the Treat Tags

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Our tutorial today will show you how to make these super adorable winter treat tags.

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The pocket on each tag holds a Ghirardelli Chocolate Snowman, winter tea bag, honey stick and a little Tim Holtz flashcard.  The back of the tag is lined with light blue cardstock.  That’s where you can add your personal greeting.

Carta Bella Winter Boxed Treat Tags Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to follow along as I  make these cute tags, please enjoy this YouTube video:

Snowflake Gift Card Holder

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Since I already had all the “stuff” out on my work table, and I  had some lovely scraps to work with, I decided to make another cute gift card holder with the dies.

This time I added the the filigree insert t the envelope flap.

Then I tucked a York Peppermint Pattie and a little Note Card greeting inside.  These are so much fun to make that they are almost addicting!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Throwback Thursday.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




Spellbinders Sweetheart Envelope & Notecard Set

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Hello, Friends!  For this week’s Make & Take Tuesday, I’m sharing a Christmas ornament made with Spellbinders Sweetheart Envelope & Notecard Set.  It’s the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the month for December 2022.  Although designed for Valentine’s Day, my mind immediately went to Christmas tree ornament.  So I pulled out Prima “Christmas in the Country” and went to work to bring my vision to  life.

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Can’t you just picture these adorable little bundles hanging all over your tree?  Oh, I see so many possibilities for this clever little die set!  What about a hanging Advent Calendar with a bit of chocolate, or a tea bag, or tiny gift card inserted in each envelope? Wouldn’t that be fun?   Or, leave off the string hanger and make these as table favors for your holiday celebrations.  They would also be gorgeous done up in wedding paper (I have weddings on my mind right now!) or baby shower paper.  The possibilities are nearly endless!

Pretty Backwards and Forwards

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The back side of this little envelope is as lovely as the front. First,  layer the filigree insert and frame to die cut a window in the back of the envelope base.  Then, adhere gold foil cardstock inside the envelope.  Next, glue the filigree insert outside the envelope back.  Die cut the flower petals and leaves that come with the die set to dress it up even more.  So, so cute, and very quick and easy to make!

Pretty inside and Out!

Although this precious little envelope is only 4″ x 2 3/4″ when finished, it can still hold a surprising amount of goodies. Create a little notecard using the frame die, then dress it up with scraps of designer paper.

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Die cut the filigree heart and back it with woodgrain cardstock for a really sweet insert.  And an ATC tag fits perfectly inside the envelope, too!

The thing I like the best about this die is that you can use up all those itty bitty scraps of paper while making something truly beautiful.  And the die is extremely versatile.  I’ll be back on Throwback Thursday to share more ideas for using the die.  You won’t want to miss that!

Sweetheart Envelope and Notecard Die Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to join me over on my YouTube channel, I’ve prepared a short project share video with tips and ideas.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Go get your craft on!






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