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JustRite Papercrafts May Releases

by on May 10, 2013

Good morning blog friends, I have a couple of projects to share today with my new sets from JustRite Papercrafts.  If you missed my post last week I have two new sets Filigree Journal Covers and Mix and Match Sentiments.  This project is tagged as quick and easy on my calendar for frugal Christmas gifts and (snicker) I have one down for me.  I have gobs of journals sitting around, but none of them match and for the life of me I can never remember which one I use for what.  So, I made a matched set of journals using Filigree Journal Covers – of course the Filigree frame works well on cards too.  Coincidentally, it matches the other filigree stamps I designed earlier.  The Vintage Alphabet Soup Background works out well as a background on the journal covers because it’s easy to line up the non-overlapping background for a continuous pattern.  These will be easy to find in a crafting frenzy – one is titled Stamp Journal, Technique Journal, Quote Journal and Ink Journal.

I purchased four economical composition notebooks from Walmart for $1.50 each and covered them with the stamped paper on the front, back and solid paper on the spine.  For the holder, I recycled a cereal box and covered the sides with paper and used stamped panels for the short sides of the box.  The Filigree Frame is stamped on a square cut using Spellbinders™ Classic Squares LG and mounted on a panel cut using Spellbinders™ 5×7 Matting Basics A and the bottom shaped using Spellbinders™ A2 Bracket Borders One.  The books are roughly 7.5″ x 9.5″

Rubber Stamps: JustRite PapercraftsFiligree Journal Cover, Vintage Alphabet Soup Background
Craft Paper: My Minds Eye – Lost and Found, TPC Black, Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Smooth
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:   Spellbinders™ Classic Squares LGSpellbinders™ 5×7 Matting Basics A,  Spellbinders™ A2 Bracket Borders One, Cream Seam Binding,  Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cut Machine

My next card is very simple :-)  Starting with a pink card base I layered the Vintage Alphabet Soup Background stamped onto pink cardstock onto a black panel.  With ribbons in place, I cut two of the oval frame motifs from Spellbinders™ Jewel Framed Sentiments and cut each of the motifs in half so that I could make a symmetrical horizontal frame.  On top of the frame I layered one of the sweet new Die D-Lites™ called Ornamental Tags Three.   To break up some of the roundness and pull the pop of black down into the card I picked out a small embellishment piece from Spellbinders™ Vintage Lace Motifs.

I pulled two phrases from  Mix and Match Sentiments for a small two line sentiment.  The card size is 5″ x 6.5″

Rubber Stamps: JustRite PapercraftsVintage Alphabet Soup BackgroundMix and Match Sentiments
Craft Paper: TPC Black, EKSuccess Pink
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Jewel Framed Sentiments , Die D-Lites™ Ornamental Tags ThreeSpellbinders™ Vintage Lace MotifsMay Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollections Pearls, Becca’s Bow Maker, white embossing powder, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

My last card combines the Filigree Journal Covers with some Mix and Match Sentiments.  I used Spellbinders™ Classic Squares LG to cut the panel I stamped the frame on then stamped the sentiment on the smallest motif from Spellbinders™ Timeless Rectangles.

The fluffy white flowers are made using Spellbinders™ Rose Creations and the gift wrap type of tissue paper.  The card is 6″ x 6″.

Rubber Stamps: JustRite PapercraftsFiligree Journal CoversMix and Match Sentiments
Craft Paper: TPC Black, EK Success Pink, Prima Tea Thyme
Ink:  Colorbox Pigment – Cocoa
Accessories:   Spellbinders™ Classic Squares LGSpellbinders™ Timeless Rectangles, Spellbinders™ Rose Creations, Seam Binding, Corsage Pins, Recollections Pearls, Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cut Machine

The other ladies on the design team have made some truly wonderful creations from the new sets. I hope you’ll pop by and see them.  Don’t forget, there is a JustRite Spring Fling Sale  going on until May 12th.  Have a truly wonderful day!
JustRite Inspiration • Becca Feeken • Sharon Harnist  • Kathy Jones • Darsie Bruno • Marisa Job • Eva Dobilas • Barb Schram

Find more like this: *5 x 7 Matting Basics A, *A2 Bracket Borders One, *Classic Squares LG, -Gifts, :Black, :Brown, JustRite Stampers, Spellbinders Die Templates, |Vintage

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Little Girl Tu-Tu Card

by on May 9, 2013

Little Girl Tutu Card - (WRBF-3815-2013)

There’s really a good reason that my card has a tu-tu today.  Let me ‘splain :-)  I’ve had it on my calendar to see my best friends sweet little girl in her acting debut in a local play, so last night I witnessed the wonder of Peter Pan.  Smitten, yes . . . enthralled, yes . . . enchanted, oh yes!  Theatre is one of my loves and it was a delightful evening.   Sweet friends, inspiration comes from the most unlikely of places.  A sweet little Tinkerbell floated out in this little tulle tutu and I melted.  So much so that I thought no matter what it looked like, my card would have one.  Shhhhh…..don’t tell, this is the thank you card I’m sending to my sweet little friend for inviting me.  All in all I’m sure that I had much more fun than she did.  Is there a little girl (or big girl) in your world that’s ready for a tutu card?  Hang in there and let me tell you how easy this comes together.  I have quite a few ideas for this that I’ll be showing in the next couple of weeks.


I started with a card base 5″ x 7″ and layered on a panel of pink cardstock.  From a panel of cream paper I cut both ends using Spellbinders™ A2 Bracket Borders One and embellished the cross points with pearls – 38 small ones and 2 big ones.  On top of that panel I layered a panel using Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ Garden Lattice (swoon, first time I’ve used this one and I sure don’t know why).  The pattern on this folder is sparse so I embellished with 24 little pink crystals.  Before securing the panel, I tucked my tutu trim around the back and finished it off with a pearl embellishment.   On striped paper I stamped Thanks and cut it out using Spellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags.  For the inside of the card I reached into my Quietfire Design stash and pulled out a sentiment perfect for the occasion – If I Had a Star.  Oh goodness, she was a star.  I hope she likes it!!


So folks, if you’re intrigued by the tu-tu and want more instructions on how to make it, let me know and I’ll see if I can work up a tutorial :-)

Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design - If I Had a StarThanks
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White 80lb, EK Success Pink
: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ A2 Bracket Borders OneSpellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ Garden Lattice, Spellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollection Pearls, Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Lots of email came through about the Serenity Prayer and what it means to you.  It’s a great verse to hang on to.  Thanks for your kind, kind words and most of all, thanks for letting me share!

Find more like this: *A2 Bracket Borders One, *Back to Basics Tags, -Thank You Cards, :Cream, :Pink, Quietfire Design, ^Garden Lattice, |Elegant, |Vintage

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God Grant Me the Serenity

by on May 5, 2013

Sweet blog friends, can I just tell you that it’s a magnificent day!  It’s simply glorious!  I picked a sentiment that has been sitting on the edge of my desk for the better part of a month and I knew there would be a right day to make it into a card.  The Serenity Prayer is one I never tire of giving and I never tire of getting.  It’s a blessing to be reminded what to pursue and what to let go of.  Powerful, hunh?  My sweet friend Suzanne at Quietfire Design penned this and it’s simply gorgeous – a welcome addition to my stash as I know it will get multiple uses.  Ever not know what to say to someone for awkward occasions, both happy and sad?  My experience leads me to know that even if you are at a loss for words, saying something — anything — is a blessing.  That’s where this little gem comes into play, I’ve sent it for sympathy, divorce, didn’t get the job, lost the house, someone who was struggling with whether to voice a truth, or even just because…you get the picture :-)
I love how Spellbinders™ Radiant Rectangles can be used as a frame – I chose it because it was a good size for this largish sentiment (3.75″ tall).  To break up the space and give me a place for embellishment, I crossed it with a panel using A2 Scalloped Borders One.  This grouping sits on a cream layer cut using Spellbinders™ 5 x 7 Matting Basics B and then of course my card base was made using Spellbinders™ 5 x 7 Matting Basics A (yields a card sized at 4-7/8″ x 6-7/8″).
How I make filigree on both sides of card bases – Tutorial
How I make card bases (same technique as above) -Tutorial

Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design - God Grant Me the Serenity
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White 80lb, Pink Paislee (London Market)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Radiant RectanglesA2 Scalloped Borders OneSpellbinders™ 5 x 7 Matting Basics B,Spellbinders™ 5 x 7 Matting Basics A, Mulberry Flowers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Tattered Rose, May Arts Silk Ribbon
, Recollection Pearls, Becca’s Bow Maker Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Thanks so much for being a part of my little crafty world!  Bless you!!

Find more like this: *5 x 7 Matting Basics A, *5 x 7 Matting Basics B, *A2 Scalloped Borders One, *Radiant Rectangles, -Religious Cards, :Green, :White, Quietfire Design, Stamping, |Elegant, |Many Layers

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