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Lots of Layers for Spring

Hello!  Today I'm up at CHICKANIDDIY CRAFTS BLOG with a focus on Layering with the Twirly Girl Collection.  I love, love, love layers...the more the this challenge was right up my alley.

I took the Rosy Posy paper and cut out the same flower three times for each cluster: Leave one of the flowers as is; cut the next layer by removing the outer edge.   The very top layer will be the inner-most part of the flower.  Place foam adhesive between the layers.
Continue with the remaining flowers, creating as many as you'd like.
From a piece of 6X12 mat board, I cut this scallop design with a die from Sizzix.   I cut the Birthday Girl paper using the same die.  Now for the layering!  I cut a piece of the  Paper Posies paper down to 5" X 9" and machine stitched it to the center of the base paper.
The die cut that I used also came with a cute set of scrolled pieces; I cut those from the mat board,
 as well as different patterned papers.  
I used the sticker letters to form a …

Xyron + Paper Smooches

We're stamping up some fun with a XYRON & PAPER SMOOCHES BLOG HOP this week!  Be sure to start with the Xyron Blog
I've created two projects for today's hop using  Paper Smooches'"Giddy Bugs" Stamp Set. My first is a card that I paper-pieced using a few stamped images and different patterns of paper:
To begin, I selected some fun prints from DCWV's"Honey Chic" paper pad. I stamped the notebook paper with the butterfly image and Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
I chose purple dot print for the wings, lime diamond print for the body and a  lilac woodgrain for the face. Each print was stamped with the image and Tuxedo Black ink and then carefully cut out with micro-tip scissors.
The pieces were then made into stickers with the 1.5" Xryon Sticker Maker.
Next, I took the stickered pieces and dressed the butterfly. After finishing the butterfly, I cut out around the design with an oval die.
I use the 1/4" High Tack Adhesive tape to layer the card pieces toge…


If you're any kind of a pack rat like me, then you quite possibly could have one or two of those cute little wooden boxes that paper flowers or embellishments come in... or a cigar or paper mache box would also work.
I've used mine to create an Elegant embellished box befitting any princess!
The new Classique: Elegant Collection by Authentique Paper 
is reminiscent of  Tiffany Co. blue and Audrey Hepburn :)

 I painted the base of the box with a black acrylic paint to begin. If you don't want to fuss
 with cutting the paper around the clasp, then leaving that area painted is a good way to go :)
I took a Maya Road chipboard 'girl' and covered her with one of the 6X6 papers. 
Across her front, I attached a sash of blue vintagey trim that I further embellished with some
 pearl/rhinestone picks that I found in the bridal section of Hobby Lobby. 
Next, I painted a chipboard crown from Leaky Shed Studio and glued to the top of the girl.
I bent the legs of the chipboard girl, applied h…

Sugar Shoppe, Birthday Girl!

Hello, friends!  Are you ready for a party?!? Whether you're an 'older' girl or a young 'un, there's nothing more fun than the new  SUGAR SHOPPE COLLECTION by Doodlebug Design
As you can see, I have gathered together some fun party goods that would surely bring delight to a little (or big) birthday girl!
First up, we have the birthday girl's crown!    I found this cute tiara template online at The template shows using the tiara as a front piece only, but for mine I chose to combine two of them together so that it fits more like a crown. The front was embellished with some handmade crepe paper ruffle, some of the Sugar Shoppe stickers and of course, some jewels!
Above, you can see that I also covered the inside but only after I adhered a pom pom trim around the top edge.
After punching two small holes (at each side), I inserted medium-sized brads to hold together.  You will want to make adjustments according to the size crown that's needed.
 And every party n…

Happy Spring Centerpiece

Easter is now over, but we can still have fun with a super-sweet Spring Centerpiece featuring theTwirly Girl Collection by CHICKANIDDY CRAFTS  and a few floral punches and cute chick cutting file!
I first started out with a plain wooden planter box and a sheet of the Party Dress "Side B" paper.  
After tracing the sides onto the paper and cutting the four pieces out, I placed them through
 the Xyron 9" Creative Station and applied a permanent adhesive.
I added a piece of floral foam to the inside of the box and then covered it with green excelsior. 
You can find the adorable Spring Chick cutting file at Miss Kate Cuttables.   Using my personal cutting machine, I cut the main piece of the chick's body from the  yellow/white stripe diagonal portion of the Piggy Tales paper and then used a yellow  contrasting cardstock as the shadow.

 I didn't use the part of the file containing the legs; instead I adhered two halves of
 bamboo skewers to the back and then i…

Xryon + Teresa Collins

Welcome to Day #1 of the  XRYON, TERESA COLLINS and CARD MAKER BLOG HOP The line-up for today begins with the Xryon Blog, followed by Lori Williams Shannon Morgan and me!  Shellye McDaniel
Today I'm using the "You Are My Happy" Collection and the Basically Essential Flip Book by Teresa Collins and the Xyron9" Creative Station, High Tack Adhesive Dots, 1/4" Adhesive Tape and 1.5" Sticker Maker to create this beautiful, yet simple, photo album. From the Memo Circles paper, I cut out the three circles and used them as the focal point of the cover.  
I love the look of hand-tied or stitched buttons, but I didn't want to actually stitch them to the paper.  After adding the stitching, I attached them to the cover with a High Tack Adhesive Dot.
All of the base papers were ran through the Xyron 9" Creative Station and a backing of permanent adhesive was applied.  I like that it covers the entire piece of paper and goes onto the chipboard smoothly.
 For the photo mats, I u…

Miss Kate & Peachy Keen Stamps

Welcome to the final day of the  MISS KATE CUTTABLES & PEACHY KEEN STAMPS BLOG HOP **You Should be arriving here from Sherri's Blog**  Let me share my project first, but following that are the Giveaway details!
Bear in Bunny Ears Card I love this little guy.  I had planned on using him for this hop, so I went with Peachy Keen's Funshine Face Parts

When I opened the cutting file, I left the size as-is so that the face stamp would fit perfectly.  For more dimension, I did use some enamel dots for the eyes. I look forward to trying out more of the faces in upcoming projects!   I love the expressions and how they bring a totally different look to the paper dolls/animals :)

BLOG CANDY GOODNESS: EACH DAY Miss Kate Cuttables is giving away a file to EVERYONE who comments and Follows the Design Teams' hop post. Be sure to comment on THIS post and FOLLOW my blog!!For your FREE file code, email (after commenting and Following my blog - this will be confirmed …