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Best Witches

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Halloween

We are showcasing My Favorite Things Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

I can’t believe it’s already almost Halloween!! I’m not ready for the colder weather yet. But it was fun to make a Halloween card this week, before the Christmas cards start pouring out.

I started out on some Bristol Smooth card stock and ink blended Squeezed Lemonade and Barn Door distress oxide inks. I then took the Tim Holtz Stamptember stencil and some Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer paste and went right over the top of my ink blended background. This Stamptember stencil is no longer available, but Tim Holtz has a very similar one called Hocus Pocus.

I decided to splatter some Black Soot distress ink on the back ground for some added interest. I used the Halloween Hill die by Impression Obsession for the silhouette effect but I wanted to use the houses from the Best Witches stamp set by MFT so I just trimmed the house off the die and replaced it with the ghost filled houses.

I copic colored my images and popped the witch up with some foam squares. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Best Witches stamp set in white embossing powder.

To finish off my card, I used a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen to add a little glitter here and there. I rounded the top corners and added my design to a top folding black card base. I used the same colors to add a panel to the inside so that a written message could be added. I thought it would be fun to add a few details to the inside with the Trick or Treat stamp set by SSS.

Copic colors used:

Witch: FYG2, YG25, YG23, YG21, V17, V15

Boots: T9, T6

Skin: E000, E00, E1, E13, R20, R30

Hair: E09, E15, E97

Broom: E47, E44, E43

Houses: C7, C5, C4, C3

Roof and door: C9, C6, Chimney N3

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad BARN…
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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RESERVE Tim Holtz Layering Stencil…
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Impression Obsession Steel Dies…
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My Favorite Things BEST WITCHES Clear…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT…
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Tonic MOONSTONE Nuvo Glimmer Paste 953N
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Tonic AQUA SHIMMER PEN Nuvo 2 Pack 888N
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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Simon Says Stamp WONKY RECTANGLES…
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING…
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Tim Holtz Distress SPLATTER BRUSH…
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Tombow REMOVABLE ADHESIVE Tape Runner…
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Therm O Web PIXIE SPRAY iCraft…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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03441 Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper…
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Best Creation SMALL SQUARES 3-D Foam…
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Best Creation BIG SQUARES 3-D Foam…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
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Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE Adhesive…
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Tonic SMOOTH PRECISION Nuvo Glue Pen…
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EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision…
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We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER…
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Birthday Elephants

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Stars and/or Stripes

We are showcasing products by My Favorite Things this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

I have a quick and easy card to share with y’all this week. MFT products make this a smash it together and it’s done, kinda card. All I had to do was color these adorable elephants from the Adorable Elephants stamp set. Stamp, color, cut, glue. I listed the colors I used below.

Copic Breakdown

Elephants: W6, W5, W3, W1, R20, R30

Balloon: R89, E85, R83

Flowers: Y17, Y15, T1, T0

Butterflies: Y17, Y15

I had to have a procedure done this week so I don’t have a video for ya so I’ll just share a couple pictures.

So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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My Favorite Things PARTY PATTERNS 6×6…
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My Favorite Things ADORABLE ELEPHANTS…
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My Favorite Things BLUEPRINTS 27…
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My Favorite Things STITCHED TRIPLE…
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Tonic AQUA SHIMMER PEN Nuvo 2 Pack 888N
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Tonic CRYSTAL GLAZE Nuvo 947N
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Best Creation BIG SQUARES 3-D Foam…
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Therm O Web 0.5 INCH PURPLE TAPE Easy…
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EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision…
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9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711
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Copic Sketch Marker W5 WARM GRAY NO.5…
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Copic Sketch MARKER W3 WARM GRAY Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker W1 WARM GRAY No. 1
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Copic Sketch Marker W6 WARM GRAY NO.6
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Copic Sketch Marker R20 BLUSH Pink…
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Copic Sketch Marker R30 PALE…
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Copic Sketch Marker R89 DARK RED Scarlet
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Copic Sketch Marker R85 ROSE RED…
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Copic Sketch Marker R83 ROSE MIST…
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Copic Sketch Marker Y17 GOLDEN YELLOW…
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Copic Sketch MARKER Y15 CADMIUM YELLOW
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Copic Sketch Marker T1 TONER GRAY
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Copic Sketch Marker T0 TONER GRAY
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Copic Sketch COLORLESS BLENDER Marker…
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Tweet Friends by MFT

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Have a Heart

We are showcasing MFT (My Favorite Things) Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.

I could look at these adorable little birds all day long!! I LOVE that Stacey Yacula is designing for MFT now. I don’t know if this is a new thing or if it’s just new to me, but I couldn’t be happier. These little cuties are from the stamp set Tweet Friends.

I colored these love birds using my Copic Markers (which I’ll list towards the bottom) on X-Press It Blending Card. I used Bristol Smooth card stock to ink blend my clouds on. The clouds were super easy using the Mini Cloud Edges stencil. The images and sentiment were stamped using MFT’s Black Licorice Hybrid ink.

I cut out a hillside using Lawn Fawn’s Simple Stitched Hillside die. I distressed the top edge a bit using Iced Spruce distress ink.

The Stitched Scallop Square Frame you see is also from MFT. I used the largest frame and I cut it out using white card stock two times for some dimension. I cut the top layer out using Simon Says Stamp card stock.

I put some craft foam on the back of my blue bird and a little piece at the top of the mushroom. I had originally ink blended a beautiful background to use for this challenge, but I ended up going another direction. Since I had this lovely ink blended background, I used it to cut out some tiny little hearts since the colors matched my girly bird. Those tiny hearts are part of the Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-Namics by MFT. I added some sparkle using my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen and then topped them off with some Glossy Accents.

I love how the hearts turned out!! The colors I used for my ink blended background are Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet. It’s a BEAUTIFUL color combination.

I used the teal bird on the inside of the card with a few music notes but purposely left the rest of the inside blank. Look how cute he is in there!

Scroll down to the bottom for a list of all the supplies I used. Below you’ll also see my process video.

Teal Bird: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18 Beak: E93, (inside mouth) R02 Cheeks: R20, R30

Pink Bird: R81, R83, R85, E00 Cheeks: R20, R30 Beak: E93 Flower: Y00, Y18, Y38

Mushrooms: R37, R29, R24 (was R29, R24, R14), E70, E71, E74

Blue Bird: B01, B04, B06, E50, E51 Cheeks: R20, R30 Beak: YR00, YR01 Inside of mouth: R02

  So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting!!    

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My Favorite Things TWEET FRIENDS…
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My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE…
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Copic BLENDING CARD X-Press It Paper…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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My Favorite Things MINI CLOUD EDGES…
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My Favorite Things STITCHED SQUARE…
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EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Ranger DETAIL BLENDING TOOLS 5 Pack…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TUMBLED…
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Lawn Fawn SIMPLE STITCHED HILLSIDE…
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Sakura WHITE MEDIUM POINT Gelly Roll…
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153
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Ranger GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue…
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Copic Sketch Marker BG11 MOON WHITE
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Copic Sketch Marker BG10 COOL SHADOW
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Copic Sketch Marker BG13 MINT GREEN
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Copic Sketch MARKER BG18 TEAL BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker E93 TEA ROSE Soft…
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Copic Sketch MARKER R02 ROSE SALMON Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker R20 BLUSH Pink…
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Copic Sketch Marker R30 PALE…
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Copic Sketch Marker R81 ROSE PINK Pastel
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Copic Sketch Marker R83 ROSE MIST…
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Copic Sketch Marker R85 ROSE RED…
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Copic Sketch Marker E00 COTTON PEARL…
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Copic Sketch Marker Y38 HONEY Bright…
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Copic Sketch Marker Y18 LIGHTNING…
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Copic Sketch Marker Y00 BARIUM YELLOW…
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Copic Sketch MARKER R37 CARMINE Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker R29 LIPSTICK RED…
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Copic Sketch Marker R24 PRAWN Red
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Copic Sketch Marker E74 COCOA BROWN…
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Copic Sketch Marker E71 CHAMPAGNE Taupe
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Copic Sketch Marker E70 ASH ROSE…
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Copic Sketch Marker B01 MINT BLUE
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Copic Sketch MARKER b04 TAHITIAN BLUE
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Copic Sketch MARKER B06 PEACOCK BLUE
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Copic Sketch Marker E50 EGG SHELL…
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Copic Sketch Marker E51 MILKY WHITE…
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Copic Sketch Marker YR01 PEACH PUFF…
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Copic Sketch Marker YR00 POWDER PINK…
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EK Success HONEY BEE Non-Stick…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SEA…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SURF…
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad ICED…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT PICK…
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Tonic AQUA SHIMMER PEN Nuvo 2 Pack 888N
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My Favorite Things TAG BUILDER…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC
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Microfiber YELLOW Cleaning Cloth 924YE
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER…
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Anything But A Card

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Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

This week the challenge is

Anything But A Card 

We are showcasing My Favorite Things Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge.
As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.
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As soon as I started developing this tag idea in my head, I knew I wanted the glasses to be transparent.
I started out by cutting the Wine tag die in Kraft card stock, both by MFT.  I cut this out twice so I’d have a front and a back panel.  I positioned the wine glasses from the Wine Service die set where I wanted them then taping them in place, I cut both layers of the wine tag at once so that my glasses would be lined up perfectly on both layers.
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I didn’t decide until after I cut the glasses that I wanted a layer of Paver Red card stock (MFT) as the top layer so I had to get a little creative in order to line the glasses up just right.  Luckily I still had the Post It tape holding both glasses together so I just lightly traced where I wanted them on the Paver Red layer and then crossed my fingers as I ran it through my Big Shot.  I actually didn’t do too bad!!  The maroon card stock was slightly crooked, but not enough to make me re-cut it.  I used one of the Stitched Border dies by Lawn Fawn to run across the top and bottom for some detail and then glued the Paver Red layer in place.
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Then I moved on to making my shaker window.  I used my Fuse tool, which I haven’t used in quite some time but I knew it was perfect for this project.
I made my shaker pockets and after filling them with gold micro beads (seed beads are a close comparison), I sandwhiched it in between the two kraft layers.

IMG_4231-copyI stamped a sentiment from the Uncorked stamp set in Merlot ink by SSS, then cut the Cheers die out with some gold glitter card stock.  I thought the Cheers needed some dimension so I used the leftover kraft card stock and cut out two additional layers and glued them all together.

Check out my process video below!  Scroll down for a list of all the products that I used.

So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting!!

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My Favorite Things UNCORKED Clear…
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My Favorite Things CHEERS Die-Namics…
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My Favorite Things WINE SERVICE…
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My Favorite Things WINE TAG…
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Pretty Pink Posh GOLD SHIMMER Seed…
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Studio Katia GOLD DUST Seed Beads SK2618
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Tonic GOLD DUST A4 Glitter Cardstock…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock GOLD…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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We R Memory Keepers EUROPEAN VOLTAGE…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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We R Memory Keepers FUSEABLES FUSE…
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT WHITE TOOL CADDY 661081
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Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM Big Shot…
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Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING…
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3M Scotch ROLL WHITE MASKING TAPE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT PICK…
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Lawn Fawn STITCHED BORDERS Lawn Cuts…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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Cardmaking · Challenges · Handmade Greeting Cards

Back To School

Hi guys!!  Hope all you parents are getting back into the swing of a routine.  We started school last Wednesday and I think we’re finally getting our groove back.  It’s amazing how every year, we seem to forget how to cope with back to school!!! We struggle with the getting up early, getting lunches made, early bedtime routine, as if we didn’t just do it the year before!!  This year is particularly crazy because my husband is coaching football and I took over as the Vice President of the football league (first year even on the board so I have no idea what I’m doing).  I’m here to tell you, it’s a lot more work than I thought it was going to be!!  That on top of everything else in our lives is making me a little crazy.  So school and football basically start at the same time.  We’ve had Jayden’s best friend, Bubby and his Mom staying with us for a couple of weeks now so it’s been nice having another Mom here to help us function.

Speaking of “Back to School”, that is the theme this week at Always Fun Challenges.  So bust out your back to school stamps and get crafty with them!!   I don’t really have any school/teacher related stamp sets so this was the closest I could get.  I absolutely LOVE these little birds from the Stacking Animals set from Simon Says Stamp.  They work for so many different occasions.

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Look how CUTE they are!!!  And the glasses from the Geek is Chic die (by MFT) fit perfect on the biggest bird.  I just can’t get over how cute they are.  I added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the glasses and then topped them off with glossy accents.

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This will go live after our hectic weekend, but right now  I’m desperately trying to get my house clean for Jayden’s Birthday sleepover that we’re having Saturday night (so when you see this, that would have been last night).  We just realized 2 days ago that we have to do it this weekend.  My son’s Birthday is next week but next weekend is Labor Day weekend and I’m doing a 2 day craft fair, then we have football games every Saturday night from now until November.  Our next home game isn’t until September 23rd.  And I just realized all of this 2 days ago…  Way to go, Misty!!  My hubby is at the high school football game right now with Jayden and 6 of his friends so I’m taking advantage of this childless moment to CLEAN!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  You guys always leave the sweetest messages for me.  I really appreciate it.  If you have time, head over to the Always Fun Challenges blog and check out last weeks participants.  We have some beautiful entries.  If you have some crafty time, I encourage you to join us this week for some Back to School fun!  As always, AFC is open to anyone and everyone who’d like to participate.  We have a fun, new theme each week.

Copics:

Blue Bird:  BG10, BG11, BG13 Beak:  YR12, YR21

Orange Bird:  YR01, YR04, YR07 Beak:  YR21, Y32

If you’d like to see how I made this card, just click on the video below.  You’ll also find a list of all of the products I used below that.

Have a great week!!

Misty

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