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P13 Sea la Vie Mixed Media Collage

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P13 Sea la Vie Mixed Media Collage Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  Would you like to join me down by the sea for this P13 Sea la Vie Mixed Media Collage Tutorial?  We can dig our toes into the sand, let the beach breeze blow the cobwebs out of our brain, and maybe even pick up a few treasures as we stroll along the shore.  Can’t make it to the beach today?  Me, either!  But playing with beachy papers is the next best thing!  We’re going to have loads of fun together anyway as we create this lovely wall hanging.

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When I spied this collection back in February, I knew I had to add it to my stash!  It combines two of my favorite things: a beachy theme and a red, white and blue color palette.  The papers arrived last week, and I could not wait to pull out my fussy cutting scissors and get busy!  This 6″ x 8″ mixed media collage was the end result.

Lighthouse by the Sea

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Lighthouses always win my heart…and this image with the keeper’s cottage at its base is so dreamy and delightful.  I’ve nestled it amidst some pretty blue flowers that I dry brushed with white chalk paint, scattered shells and soaring sea gulls.  (OK…true confession…these are not seagulls.  They are doves.  But we can pretend, can’t we? )

Salt-Sprayed Seahorse

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Spattered white chalk paint lends the illusion of salt spray on this handsome seahorse.  In the video tutorial, you’ll get to see how I layered all these elements together to create a sense of depth and dimension.

A Bottle Full of Shells

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Real sea shells and sea sand draw the eye to this sweet little bottle of shells that I tucked into the collage.  Don’t you just love a red, white and blue beach collection?

YouTube Video

If you’d like to see how the layers and elements of this collage were put together, I hope you’ll  enjoy this YouTube video.

I hope this Make & Take Tuesday tutorial was fun and refreshing .  I know I enjoyed making it!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




Patriotic Shaker Card from Scraps

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Patriotic Shaker Card from Scraps for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m going to show you how to create a lovely Patriotic Shaker Card from Scraps.  Do you ever end up with a little pile of patterned papers and images from a favorite paper collection?  You love every bit of that paper, and you don’t want to throw it out.  But how do you use those small bits to create a card?  I hope today’s Throwback Thursday tutorial will give you some simple tips you can use when you find yourself in this dilemma.

Tip #1: Layer Small Panels

The first tip is to layer small panels together.  For this card, I had the focal image and 2 smallish 4 1/2″ x 4 panels of patterned paper.  Overlap the papers on a cardstock mat and machine stitch them to give them a designer look.

I also had a single 4×6 panel left over from this Authentique July Calendar paper collection.  So I matted it on red cardstock and machine stitched around it, too.  This layer provided a nice backdrop for my focal image.  Stitch around the focal image and pop it up on foam tape to give it more presence on the page.

Tip #2: Use Large Embellishments!

Even after I layered my patterned papers, text panel and focal image, the entire bottom half of my card was mostly blank.  What’s the solution?  Large embellishments!  Here’s what I did:

  • First, I die cut 2 large stitched stars from white glitter paper.
  • Next, I centered the  next smallest stitched star die inside one of the stars.  Then I die cut it.  This created a lovely frame.
  • Now back die cut frame with acetate (clear cardstock) and trimmed it out with sharp scissors.  Easy, right?
  • Then, add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam adhesive on the back side of the star frame.  Fill the frame with your shaker mix, remove the liner tape, and press the solid star over the foam tape to create the shaker element.
  • Rosettes are also large embellishments that take up a lot of space on a card.  Plus, they look festive!
A Peek Inside

I was able to add strips of patterned paper to the inside of the card along with one other focal image.  Lining the card interior with cardstock really helped fill in the gaps.

I even had enough paper left over to make this cute gift card wallet. Neat, huh?

Patriotic Shaker Card from Scraps Tutorial on You Tube

If you’d like to see me put this quick and easy card together, please enjoy this short YouTube tutorial.

Since this is Throwback Thursday, many of the products I’ve used in this project are no longer available.  But I’ll link to the ones that you can still find in the supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




Let’s Make Pop Up Cards!

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Let’s Make Pop Up Cards!  Wiper Card and Double Pop Up Card Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends! Let’s Make Pop Up Cards!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday, and I thought it would be fun to teach you how to make not ONE but TWO types of Pop Up Cards using Photoplay Paper MVP Golf Collection.

Father’s Day is right around the corner.  So many of you have told me that you struggle when it comes to making masculine cards.  And it is does call for a totally different set of card making skills.  But I have good news: this paper collection plus a couple of kinetic card designs almost guarantees a hole in one when it comes to making a fabulous masculine card. So grab a cuppa and a snack, and let’s dig into today’s tutorial.

Golf Themed Wiper Card

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The first pop up card we’re going to make is this super cute wiper card.  What’s a wiper card?  Well, think about the windshield wiper mechanism on your car.  This card works in a very similar fashion.

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When the sides of this card are gently pulled, a wiper arm that’s hidden between the card front and back pops up with a fun message. In this case, it’s a golf ball that I fussy cut from the paper collection.  It’s seriously hilarious good fun!

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I took this fun pre-made card base to the  next level by adding a pocket to the front.  Now you can tuck in a gift card and write a note.  How fun is that?

Double Pop-Up Card Tutorial

The second quick and easy pop up card looks pretty normal, doesn’t it?

But open the card and you’ll find this fun double pop up feature on the inside.  It’s super easy to make, and so much fun to open.

YouTube Video Tutorial

Do you want to learn how to make both of these quick and easy pop up card styles?  Then please enjoy this YouTube tutorial.

  Of course, you can make both of these cards in a feminine style, too.  And they make wonderful cards for children.  Just follow the measurements and steps in the tutorial, but use your own theme and patterned papers.  

I hope you’ll have as much fun with these cards as I have!

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

Thanks for stopping by!




June 2023 Banner of the Month Tutorial

June 2023 Banner Tutorial with Reneabouquets & Elizabeth Craft Designs Everythings Blooming

Hello, Friends!  Believe it or not, it’s time to share our June 2023 Banner Tutorial!  Once again we’re using the June papers from Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish 12×12 and 8×8 paper pads. We’ll dress it up with some lovely Reneabouquets printed beautiful board. And, I’m changing things up a bit this month with the addition of Annette Green’s Elizabeth Craft Designs Everything’s Blooming collection.  Sound like fun?  Well, grab a cuppa and a snack and let’s get this Throwback Thursday post rolling.

If you are new to the blog, you might like to know that we are sharing a Banner of the Month tutorial each month during 2023.  You can find the previous banner tutorials HERE.

Birdies and Butterflies

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The month of June is all about birdies and butterflies, and you will find them on this banner everywhere you look !  From the itty bitty Reneabouquets Mason Jar butterfly, to the glitter glass butterflies they flit around amongst the flowers.  Then, there are Annette’s Everything’s Blooming birdies.  Cut from designer paper and used as a silhouette form, they are extra sweet.

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The birds are happily perched on a flowering branch resting above Reneabouquets April in Paris doilies.

The Shaker Element

Reneabouquets Shaker Frame

I’ve used one of my favorite Reneabouquets Frames on the center pennant.  By cutting an acetate circle to fit the back of the frame, I was able to turn it into a shaker element.

When you watch the tutorial, you’ll see how I repeated the themes to create a sort of story line for the banner.  This might be my favorite banner so far this year, but then you know how much I love birds and butterflies!

June 2023 Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to join me as I create this sweet, shabby chic banner, please enjoy this video tutorial.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Note:  The links to the Elizabeth Crafts Designs are to my Shopify Collabs affiliate account.  Shopping here will save you 10% on your order. Please let me know if this works, as it’s the first time I’m using this feature.  Thanks!

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**Please note: Throwback Thursday posts are designed to inspire us to dig into our stash and use what we have on hand.  For this reason, sometimes an item I’ve used has been retired or is out of stock.  When this happens, please just look in your stash and find a good substitute.

Graphic 45 June Flower Market Folio Tutorial

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Graphic 45 June Flower Market Tutorial for Make ^ Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  Can you believe it’s time to share our Graphic 45 June Flower Market Tutorial?  This year is racing by so quickly that I cannot keep up with the calendar!  June brings roses to the garden, and they are prominently featured in this project.

Once again, we reached into our paper stash to find a co-star for these lovely G45 papers.  The color palette was a bit unusual, so this proved to be more of a challenge.  But I finally found a worthy companion in these Kaisercraft Mademoiselle papers.  If you don’t have these in your stash, just use what you DO have.  I’ve also incorporated Annette Green’s Everything’s Blooming Large Doily dies to dress up the project pages.

Flips, flaps, pockets and tuck spots are the order of the day.  The large 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ format makes rooms for large photos and provides loads of journaling spots, too.

If you missed the previous Flower Market Tutorials, you can get caught up HERE.

Graphic 45 June Flower Market Folio Tutorial on YouTube

Are you ready to get your craft on today?  Grab a cuppa and a snack, because this is a BiG tutorial, and you’ll need them to sustain you!


You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!  Have a joyful and creative day!



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