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Petaloo + Marion Smith

Petaloo and Marion Smith Designs have teamed up this week for a  "Dads & Grads Blog Hop"
Here is a peek at my project that's up today! Hint: it's a different take on an "explosion box" card for the grad ;)  See LOTS more photos and how I put it together on the Petaloo Blog
Come by the Petaloo Blog all this week and leave a comment for your chance at an amazing prize pack!

A South Pacific Father's Day

Hello, hello!  I'm sharing a couple of Father's Day cards  over at the Basic Grey Blog
Delight dad with a tropical themed card this Father’s Day!  With a few mini alphabet stickers, a computer and printer, you can customize  the “South Pacific” collection into any type of fun card.
This first card was inspired by the beautiful “hello there” sticker featuring a  colorful bird in teal and pink.  My guys love pink, so I went even further with the  color by adding a mat and hibiscus sticker in the same color.
 The sentiment sticker was layered onto a larger journal sticker with foam adhesive.   I used the palm tree as an accent to the leaf above the bird and then added the  flower with a small piece of foam adhesive.
 To the bottom left side, one of the tab stickers was attached.  I used some of the  black alpha stickers to spell out “dad”, followed by a couple of aqua Candy Dots.
 Whisk dad away into relaxation with this next card!  After preparing the base  papers …

Birdie Welcome Hanger

Summer is just around the corner and now is a great time to begin those   home d├ęcor projects to help ring in the sunny days ahead.  So grab the new  “I Love Sunshine” Collection and let’s get started!
 First, I selected the Bird cutting file from the Silhouette Design Store.   The design coordinates with the “I Love Sunshine” Collection.  I cut the bird’s body  (cut twice for a front and back) to measure approximately 10”W X 8”H, while  keeping the remaining components to scale.  These pieces were cut from  various 6X6 “I Love Sunshine” papers.
 This next step is optional, but I wanted the hanger to be as sturdy as possible.   Cut a piece of poly batting (thick felt or chipboard can be used also) just a bit  smaller than the body.  The back piece of the body was coated with adhesive  and then the batting was pressed into place.
The outer edge of the bird, the wings, tail feather pieces and belly were all  inked with Versa Magic “Turquoise Gem”.  All of the pieces were glued into place,…

A Welcome Basket

Hi there, friends!  I'm up today at the  SIMPLE STORIES BLOG with a sweet "Welcome Baby" basket brimming with paper flowers  and baby's info; such a wonderful keepsake for a new mom!
For this project I have used the "Enchanted Collection"'s ideal for any of  those little girl projects, even to welcome baby.  The wooden box is one that  I found at Michael's and measures approximately 4.25"W X 5.5"H X 2"D.  I traced  the front and back of the box onto a piece of the "Rose" Simple Basic paper and  then cut out.  Adhesive was applied with the Xyron Creative Station and attached to box.
To the front, one of the printed sides of the 3X4 SN@P! cards was edged in green  ric rac and embellished with a sentiment cloud from the Bits & Pieces pack.   A butterfly was attached to a pixie stick straw and attached with a glue dot.

From the 6X6 paper pad, blooms were punched using the Floriana punch by McGill.  Two blooms were layered together a…

Hello Summer Wreath

My patio door will be all decked out with this colorful Summer wreath that I made with the "Beach Party" Mini Collection by ECHO PARK PAPER
Paper wreaths come in all shapes and styles and today I’m sharing my version  of a fun “Hello Summer” wreath that will brighten an entry way or covered door  during the Summer months! I started with a 7” wire wreath base and twelve 12”  strips cut from two patterned papers (total of 24 strips) from the “Beach Party”  Mini Collection.  The strips were cut 1” wide.
 The strips were folded in half with the center of the fold placed over the inner ring  of the wreath.  The top flap of the strip was inserted back through the outer ring  and glued in place to the back flap.

A circle of chipboard and solid red paper were cut to be a bit larger than the center  opening of the wreath.  The two pieces were glued together and then attached to  the back of the wreath.  A journal card was cut-out and attached to the center  of the c…

Birthday Girl Gift Album

Make this special mini album as a gift for the birthday girl’s mom… she would love a place to document that first birthday with photos and journaling of the day's events.   The album features the new "Birthday Girl" Collection by ECHO PARK PAPER Begin by making the base pages.  Start with the Set of Frames from the Silhouette Design Store. The largest scallop frame and the ric-rac style frame were  used and cut from Carta Bella’s Linen cardstock.  The pages graduated in size from   4.5”X4.5” for the cover and 6.5”X6.5” for the back page.  Two of the same shape were  cut and then adhered together to form a sturdier page.
A scalloped mat was cut for the front cover using the Scallop Nesting Dies and then  layered with stickers from the Birthday Girl Alpha and Element Sticker Sheets.
This particular album is a flip-up style album, so keep that in mind when planning  out the embellishments and paper’s pattern direction.  Off-set embellishments  (especially if f…


A happy Monday to you all! As I wrap up on using the April "Darlene" Kit and Add-On Kit by SCRAPTASTIC CLUB I thought it would be fittin' to share all of the fun cards that I've made with the kits!
"Hello" card featuring an exclusive wood veneer piece, journal card and  patterned paper designed by Scraptastic Club
"Enjoy" card featuring an exclusive acrylic arrow, flair, feather stencil and paper!
"Thankful 4 U" card featuring exclusive paper and flair
"Love Today" card featuring exclusive papers, wood veneer and clear stamps!
"Hello" banner card featuring exclusive die-cut, journal tag and paper
"Hello" bicycle card featuring exclusive journal card. Scraptastic Club kits showcase fabulous designs from Kaitlin Sheaffer... and as a club member, you will also have access to cutting files and printables :) Join us today at