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Petaloo & Authentique: A "Treasured" Hop

All this week we have a special treat for you from the  AUTHENTIQUE and PETALOO Design Teams!   And since I'm on both teams, I'm sharing double the goodness :) There are PRIZES to be won as well, so follow the links that I'll provide at the end of the post and hop on over to leave a comment!
First up is an amazing, box-style mini album that I made for Authentique: All papers are from the "Treasure" Collection; a must-have for your Easter and Spring projects!
I have a tutorial up on the blog of how I put it all together :) Authentique Blog Post
And today I'm up at Petaloo with this sweetie of a card: I have always loved pairing up Authentique papers with yummies from Petaloo... they're simply made for each other!  These beautiful 'sugared' flowers go hand-in-hand with the delights that Spring will bring :)
Again, both places are offering PRIZE PACKS to a lucky commentor, so check out the details:
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I Am: Sharing My Story

Happy Tuesday, everyone!   Today I'm sharing over at  SIMPLE STORIES with an easy-to-make gifting mini album using the "I Am" Collection
To begin I started with three of the components from the Interactive Elements: the larger  4X6 flip element, the matchbook element and the tri-fold element:
 I adhered the two smaller elements to the inside pages of the 4X6 element with  a high-tack adhesive. 
The front was decorated with chibpoard stickers and a ribbon bow. 
When the album is first opened, the original pages from the 4X6 element is given.   I added a strand of washi tape, a chipboard butterfly, etc.   The opposite page was left blank.
When the page is turned, you will find the tri-fold element has been added  to the right-hand page.
Here is a close-up of the front of the tri-fold.

To the inside of the tri-fold, a 3X4 journal card was attached.  The other pages  were left plain so that small photos or journaling can be added.
As you go further into the 4X6 flip element, the pages get …

Dino-Mite Card Duo

Pair up the new “Dinosaur Adventure” Mini Theme with your favorite dinos  from the Dinosaurs Silhouette cutting file and a selection of basic  ECHO PARK PAPER Designer Dies to create a set of playful cards that any boy would love to receive!
For the first card we are using the cone portion of the Ice Cream Cone Die Set  to make an interesting background.  The image was die-cut twice from two  different pattern papers found in the Mini Theme.
A base paper was cut to 3 3/8”W X 4 5/8”H; this was the width and height of the  four cones when they were placed edge to edge.  The cones were attached to the  base paper and then machine stitched in place.
The T-Rex dinosaur was added with foam adhesive and finished off with a couple  of stickers from the mini collection, as well as enamel dots.  The brown and green  mats were cut from the Bundle of Joy Boy 6X6 Paper Pad.
 The second card also uses one of the dinosaur shapes from the Silhouette file, but  I have cut it twice, from two different patter…

Spring Chickadee

I think it’s pretty safe to say that we’re all ready for Spring,  so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make something fun and “springy”  with the beautiful Prism Collection by  BASIC GREY

  I often use chipboard album pages to create things other-than albums.  For this project I have taken a 6″X6″ decorative piece of chipboard and transformed it  into this adorable “Happy Spring” chick wall/door hanging.
First, I traced the shape onto a sheet of the yellow patterned Prism paper and then cut out.   The edges were distressed in a walnut ink. Two 1.5″ circles were punched from a  sheet of pink 6X6 paper and then attached in place of the cheeks.
The beak was made from two 1.5″ squares of orange paper that were glued   together and then folded in half at an angle.  Just the bottom portion of the beak  was glued to the center of the cheeks.  For the wings, I die-cut a roof shape from  a piece of chipboard and then layered it with a piece of matching yellow paper.   The ro…

Rivers & Roads...The Kit

I'm so in love with the "Rivers & Roads" Kits from  SCRAPTASTIC CLUB Although the main kit is sold out, the add-on kit and several of the embellishments from the kits are still available!

The colors are of confectionery goodness and reek of SPRING!
For our challenge this week, Melissa Mann and I went B*I*G She created a 12X12 layout with the focus being a 5X7 photo or larger. For the challenge I created two 5X7 cards, which are fairly new to me, but I really, really love them; especially with the inception of journal cards!

With the print of roses at the bottom-left of the card (above), I wanted to create a  trellis type of design by adding a larger center element, followed by a smaller  embellishment at the top-right hand corner.  I die cut the lace heart and then layered  it with different pieces from the “Rivers and Roads” March Kit.  The word “grow” was  inked with navy and then attached with Zip Dry.

 The 4X6 journal card found on this design has a…

St. Pat's With Petaloo!

Although St. Patrick's Day is a week away, there is still plenty of time to craft up  a sweet vintage-style hanger to greet your March guests! I shared this yesterday over at the PETALOO Blog
You can see close-up photos and Petaloo product that was used by visiting the blog post --here--

We Have a WINNER...PageMaps Giveaway!

CONGRATULATIONS to The Papered Cottage's WINNER of the PageMaps U Cardmaking Class Giveaway! JudyMarch 1, 2015 at 4:08 PM I think ribbon would be one of my favorite embellishments right now.  One can never have too much lovely ribbons.
Congratulations, Judy!  Class starts next Monday, so give me a shout at to claim your prize by Friday, March 13th
If you're interested in signing up for this four-week class, just visit:

South Pacific & Tea Garden Eye Candy!

**Don't forget to sign-up for the PageMaps U Card Class Giveaway** --CLICK HERE--
Basic Grey has two new, beautiful collections up for your perusal today  and a chance at winning the collections for your very own!

With "South Pacific", I created a 3-D 12X12 photo frame featuring the "Map of the World" paper from the collection, along with some ephemera pieces and stickers.

I machine-stitched along the latitude lines and then added a few hand-stitched X's to give texture.  I clustered the embellishments with foam adhesive and then added Candy Dots to all of the places that I would like to travel to some day!
And here is a quick card showcasing the gorgeous colors and artwork that can be found: For your chance to *WIN-IT* just visit the blog post --here-- and leave a comment no later than Monday, March 9th
"Tea Garden" inspired this whimsical and shabby-chic styled banner. I started with a scalloped chipboard banner set by Maya Road, and painted it black:

I used va…