Tickled Tuesday at Riley & Company

It’s Tickled Tuesday at Riley & Company. Check out what some of my MooseMates, Katie Skiff and Joy Stagg came up with this week. Here is what I have been working on.

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With it being Back to School Time, I used the Mushroom Lane School House to create a shadow box that a teacher could place on a desk or shelf. I used multiple layers for the schoolhouse to create dimension.

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I also created a card for the in honor of the end of summer and beginning of fall.  I used the A Fallen Leaf stamp for the sentiment and solid card stock and inks for the leaves. I love how the leaves look somewhat realistic.

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The Painter Riley and Life is Art was a fun card to make. Love the sentiment… it is so true.

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Tickled Tuesday at Riley and Company

MushroomLaneHouse2.1I have been loving the new Mushroom Lane Stamps at Riley & Company. Today I am featuring Polkadot House and House 2. I stamped multiple images of each and colored them with colored pencils. For this one I used some mulberry paper for the background and added cotton balls for the clouds.  I even used sand for the pathway.

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Here you can see some of the layers.  The roof has 3 layers and the roots in front are two layers.

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Here is the Polkadot House in purple and greens.  Again I used multiple layers for the house.

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Check out the other Mushroom Lane stamps at Riley and Company.

Riley & Company New Release Week Begins

 

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Some you you know I have been working on a top secret project. This week I can finally reveal what I have been making. It is new release week over at Riley & Company.  They have several new stamps available this week.

This cute moose is Floating Riley doesn’t he look like he is having fun!!

Check out the Riley & Company blog for more inspiration from the rest of the new design team. There will be new posts each day this week.

 

Fourth of July Celebration 2016

July7This Fourth of July was special celebration for our family. My daughter’s fiancce was home on leave. This is the first Fourth of July they have spent together in the same location.  So I sent them out to have fun and take lots of pictures (of course).

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For my layout, I started with 2 – 8.5″ x 11″ pieces of Basis Blue Cardstock. I edged it with some red, white, and blue ribbon from my stash.

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Next, I used my eClips2 to cut out the fireworks and my title. I used CCS Silver Glitter Cardstock and Basis Red Cardstock. The fireworks die cut is from Miss Kate’s Cuttables. As you can see the silver layer is very detailed. It cut easily once I increased the pressure setting one step (from the heavy cardstock setting on the eClips2). I saved the pieces I removed from the centers to add to my fireworks.

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I attached the layers and added some additional silver streamers.

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I also cut a shadow layer for my title.  Love how the glitter paper sparkles.

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Some of the pictures I also matted with the CCS Silver Glitter Cardstock or Currency Cover Silver.

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I created a second layout in a 12″ x 12″ layout for my daughter’s book. I left space for her to add her own journaling.

Thanks for checking it out.

The World’s Greatest Dad is….

Look it’s a card. It’s memory book. No, it’s a Accordion Circle Card that stretches out to form a little memory album. I created the card and my daughter helped pick the pictures to go in the card.

Sometimes I pick my colors for my projects backwards. I knew I wanted to use the Basis Navy, so I found this patterned paper from BoBunny. Then I decided to use Basis Light Lime as my accent color.

First, I cut 6 of the Accordion Circle Cards from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of Basis 110# White cardstock. I also cut 16 Circle Frame Edges using Basis Navy cardstock.  I used the Accordion Circle Card die to cut 3 circle from Basis Light Lime cardstock.

 

 

Next, I covered 2 of the Accordion Circle Cards with the patterned paper.  On one of them, I also cut off the tab.  This will be the back cover.

Then, I glued the cards together with the tabs all facing to the right. (2 are shown) While the cards were still flat, I glued the Frame Edges around the circles, and added the accent circles and pictures.

Using my Sizzix eClips2, I cut the letters from Basis Light Lime and shadow layers from Silver Glitter and Cougar Super Smooth White for the front of the card.  I also cut letters for the last circle in the card from Basis Light Lime. These letters were less than 1/2″ tall.

The last step was to fold the pages like an accordion and connect the small tabs on the circles.

She added some little notes on the back of the circles for her dad. He loved the card.

Lisa’s Look at Tim’s Tag for June 2016

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A vintage take on Tim’s tag for June.  For the tag this month I used tissue paper from a vintage sewing pattern, thread and rick rack. (sorry there aren’t many pictures, I forgot to take them as I made the tag).

The first step was to create the “fabric” for the dress form.  I used a piece of sticky back canvas, Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs, Chipped Sapphire, and Frayed Burlap following Stencil Plaid Technique. I set the canvas aside to dry.

The next step was the Tissue Wrap Collage Technique. I stamped a piece of tissue paper from a vintage sewing pattern and attached it to another tag. This eliminated the need for the vintage distress collage medium.

Then I die cut the dress form with the Sewing Room die. I also cut a spool and applied some vintage tissue paper to give it more of a wood look.

Now to put it all together. I placed the canvas on a plain tag where the dress form would be.  Then I sewed the two tags together. I added some buttons, the spool with vintage thread and a needle. Rick rack was used tied at the top.  Last I added some chit chat words.

Just love how the the tag turned out.

Quilt Block Card Gift Sets

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Need a quick hostess gift, last minute birthday gift, or even a just because gift. These quilt cards are easy to make in sets.

I used A Jillian Vance Designs Quilt Dies and stamps. A Jillian Vance Designs is our featured trunk show at  Cafe Crop in Merrillville, Indiana.

I used 5 colors of Pop-Tones Cardstock (which are on sale this month at CutCardStock.com) that worked together for the cards. I used Cougar Super Smooth Cardstock for my card bases and the embossed layer.

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I started by cutting two 3 1/2″ squares of each color. Then I die cut each one using the Love Blooms Quilt Block Die from A Jillian Vance Designs. I cut 4 labels of each color from the Stitch Sentiment Trio Die Set. I also cut 3 1/4″ squares of the Cougar Super Smooth Cardstock.

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I spent a few minutes arranging the pieces so that each “block” had all the colors.  When I had them just the way I wanted them I glued the pieces in.

I used an embossing folder on a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Cougar Super Smooth Cardstock to add in some texture.  I stamped a variety of sentiments (from A Jillian Vance Designs) on the stitched tags. Now I am ready to assemble the cards.

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I attached the embossed paper to the card base with a tape runner.  I used foam tape to attach the quilt block to the front of the card.  On one card I attached the stamped sentiment with foam tape.

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I am going to create a set of cards that the recipient can choose which sentiment to attach.  I will include a variety of sentiments and pieces of foam tape.  These would even make great prizes for a wedding shower.  I will be making more of these to put up.