Welcome back, my friends. What a better way to round out your work week than with five amazing projects from four wonderful designers, and then add to it some yummy cookies! I hope these will be some projects that you want to create yourself. So kick off your shoes, relax, and let’s get started!
Heritage Portrait By Delaina Burns
I am delighted today to share this beautiful layout designed by the very talented Delaina Burns. The astonishing moments with our family are not only to be cherished, but are so very important for us to scrapbook. I love Delaina’s layout and how she added the vintage flare to set off her old photo.
Delaina created her beautiful page using a stenciled background along with the Artisan Powder from Prima. She also added lots of layers by mixing papers, flowers, and metals. Don’t you just love this soft, vintage look? All of her embellishments are a perfect match to complement her layout. Click here and I will be happy to take you over to her blog, Delaina’s Embellished Memories, where you will find the steps to creating this page. This is one design I am sure you will want to use again. A big thank you to Delaina for sharing this outstanding layout with us. Enjoy creating one of your own!
Thanks By Inge Groot
I know many of you (like me) are enjoying the shaker-card trend that is going on right now, and I hope you will be inspired to make one of your own. I would like to share this darling shaker card that was created by using the Gift Box Cover-Up-Die-namics windows. Adding beautiful colored sequins to your card will immediately add color to your background of your card. Step it up a notch and add a coordinating envelope to your card. What a sweet surprise when the recipient opens the envelope to find such a fabulous card inside.
Whether you have made dozens of shaker cards or if this is your very first, I highly recommend you stopping by the Patterned Paper blog where Inge will share the supplies needed and how she created this adorable card. You will love how she used this window die to create a shaker card with a beautiful floral arrangement! Thank you, Inge, for your inspiration!
Today I would like to also share this fabulous card created with a new digital stamp set from Power Poppy called Well, Hello Dahlia. My favorite part of this card is the fact that it is a digital file, and the best part is that you can print it as many times as you desire.
Digital stamps are becoming increasingly popular. They present a stamper with a whole new range of crafting opportunities. One of their attractions is the fact that the images can be resized, flipped to create a mirror image, or manipulated in other ways before printing it out and colored in the same way that a rubber stamped image is colored. This gives you a range of new design opportunities. Cindy shows us her beautiful coloring skills using Copic markers. Click here and I would love to take you over to The Creative Closet where you can see the different colors of markers that Cindy used to create this masterpiece. Have fun creating! 🙂
Wire & Felt Flowers By Anna-Karin Evaldsson
These unique flowers are so fun to make and look great in a vase together, or just one flower on its own in a glass jar becomes a great little gift. The flowers look very nice and decorative, and can be used for different things like gifts, napkins and many other items. Don’t you just love the look of the twisted wire for the stems? No need to cover them up with florist tape. The mixed metals really step up the style. Try making your flowers from other materials, such as printed paper, old book paper, leather, matte board, or any kind of surface that you can die cut.
So you are probably wondering how you make your wire twists, right? There is a new tool out is called Twist & Style. This exciting twist tool quickly and easily twists wire with other materials, including ribbon, raffia, cotton cording, plastic cording, embroidery floss, and fabric strips. The results are so amazing! Click here to learn how to use this amazing tool. This video will show you step-by-step instructions and you will find yourself having so much fun creating with this tool. A big thank you to Anna-Karin for another wonderful inspiration. Have fun crafting, friends!
Coconut Lime Shortbread Cookies By Ali Ebright
You have got to try these! If you are looking for a cookie that will make you look like a professional baker, these are the cookies for you. Not only are they so tasty but very appealing as well. These are full of fresh lime, coconut, and buttery flavors, and topped with a light lime glaze. They will become one of your all-time favorites!