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I brought back this lovely feature after a two year hiatus simply because I want to connect with you more personally.

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I try and send out my newsletter once a month around the 15th. I am late this month because of a horrible summer head cold!

I will see you soon! Happy Weekend!

xoxo,

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3D Thursday ~ July Customer Thank You Boxes

3D Thursday ~ July Customer Thank You Boxes

It’s been awhile since I have blogged a 3D Thursday. The day of the week that I show off something other than a card. I love 3D projects: boxes, fun folds, ornaments and it was about time I do it again.

These cute little boxes are what I gave my customers in July as a Thank you for shopping with me. They will hold anything: a tube of lipstick, mascara, small lotion, small candy or a thank you note for someone special.

These boxes look hard to make, but I assure you they are not. Let me tell you how:

Cut your cardstock of choice at 5.5″ x 8″ and on the short side score it at 1.25″, 2.5″, 3.75″, and 5″. Flip to the long side and score at 1.25″ and 6.75″.

Cut from the smallest line down to the second score on each side. Notch in ever so slightly. When you are done it will look like this:

Fold and burnish all your score lines and use liquid glue on the 1st and 3rd tabs on both sides. This will create your box. Then at the top of the box (the side that’s facing closest to you in the picture) round the corners so it makes a nice enclosure.

Last, glue on your DSP (designer series paper) and add your embellishments.

You will need two pieces measuring 1″ x 5.25″ and two pieces measuring 1″ x 2″.

I hope you love this project as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be seeing you soon.

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

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If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

Do you need a holiday catalog? Catalogs will be arriving the last week of August and they go LIVE on September 4th. Contact me if you are in need of a demonstrator and a catalog!!

Fun Fold Facebook LIVE Using Garden Lane and Painted Harvest

Fun Fold Facebook LIVE Using Garden Lane and Painted Harvest

Coffee Greetings, my Facebook LIVE, every Friday at 10am (est) was so much fun last week because I did a simple fun fold for my viewers.

Let me tell you what I did:

First, I took a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock measuring 5.5″ x 4.25″ and set it aside. I then took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring (the hot dog fold) 3.75″ x 11″ and scored it on the long side at 2.5″ and 7.75″.

I cut up a couple pieces of DSP (designer series paper) measuring 3 x 3.5″ x 1 piece and 2 x 2.25″ x 1 piece, rounded the corners of both whisper white and designer series paper and adhered them together with liquid glue. I decided to use the Garden Lane DSP for this card. I love these greens! (Green is my favorite color!)

I then reached for my Mossy Meadow baker’s twine and wrapped it twice around the length of the whisper white long enough to allow for a bow and adhered it to the back of the whisper white. I then mounted the entire piece to the Mossy Meadow cardstock I had prepared.

Next, I wanted to decorate the front, so I reached for my Painted Harvest stamp set and created a lovely green sunflower using pear pizzazz, soft suede and a little early espresso for the center spots.

I quickly cut out two leaves from the Into the Woods die set: one in Copper and one in Mossy Meadow. I also cut two leaves in Pear Pizzazz from the Leaf Punch. I decided to adorn my sunflower with leaves! It seemed fitting.

I used a sentiment on the inside from Painted Harvest and stamped it in Mossy Meadow. The last thing to do was adhere my sunflower and leaf cluster to the front of my card, which I did with dimensionals.

This card turned out so cute. It was super easy to make which I like for my followers. This whole week I plan to focus on fun folds. What fun!

Before I close, I made a completely different card using the same concept. I wanted to show it off like I did on my LIVE. When you watch a live with me, I like to get your juices flowing. That’s what makes us creative.

This card is using the same idea and same pattern but with the Bird Ballard DSP and the Free as A Bird stamp set. The card base is Early Espresso and the mat is cut at 4.25″ x 5.25″. The mat is in Calypso Coral.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you are around on Friday mornings check out an episode of Coffee Greetings. You won’t be disappointed.

See you soon!

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

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If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

White Washed Magnolia card in Rococo Rose

White Washed Magnolia card in Rococo Rose

This card was so fun to make. I was really intimidated by the white wash look until I realized exactly what I was doing.

I started first with a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock measuring 4″ x 5.25″. I stamped the large magnolia from Good Morning Magnolia stamp set first in versa mark and then in matching rococo rose class ink and covered it in clear embossing powder. I then heat embossed the magnolia.

Once it was cool, which only takes seconds, I got out my craft white reinker and my aqua painter. I dropped a few drops of reinker onto a clear block and with my wet aqua painter I painted or “white washed” my magnolia. I covered the whole flower, leaves and all.

After I knew it was completely dry I went back in with sponge daubers and mossy meadow ink and colored softly the leaves. A little went a long way.

I mounted the rococo rose to a whisper white mat, which measured just a hair bigger, with snail adhesive. I then mounted it to the front of my rococo rose card base measuring 5.5′ x 4.25″ in the hamburger fold. I added some Whisper White Sequins and a sentiment from the Here’s a card stamp set.

Simple, yet stunning! I loved making this card.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’ve been inspired to try the white wash method. I hope to see you again soon!

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

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If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

This entry was posted on August 12, 2019. 2 Comments

Sorry For Your Loss Using Beautiful Day

Sorry For Your Loss Using Beautiful Day

When inspiration strikes I like to make a few sympathy cards to stash always for when you need them. I do not enjoy making cards for loss when I am experiencing loss so it is a great idea.

When I sat down to create this card I wanted to use the rosette from Beautiful Day stamp set and I wanted to play with large sorry from the Sorry For Everything stamp set.

I knew I was working with large images so I first cut my Whisper White cardstock at 3.75″ x 5″ and stamped the sorry in tuxedo black ink at an angle in the bottom right corner. I then took the rosette image and stamped it randomly in versa mark and tuxedo black and then covered it right away in clear embossing powder. I then heat embossed the images until the powder melted solid. I set it aside for a bit and got the rest of my card together.

I made a Daffodil Delight card base measuring the 5.5″ x 8.5″ scored in half at 4.25″ the hamburger fold.

I also cut a pear pizzazz mat measuring 4″ x 5.25″. I set aside a little extra too for the rest of my sentiment at the bottom of the sorry.

The final most beautiful part of my card is that I colored all of my roses with my Stampin’ Blends. I used Night of Navy light and dark, Daffodil Delight and the light and dark Granny Apple Green (because I don’t own the Pear Pizzazz blends). The two tones actually look good together. I mounted everything together using snail but before I adhered the mat to the base I grabbed for some Daffodil Delight ribbon. It finished off my card nicely.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this project and are inspired to create one similar.

See you soon!

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

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If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

Pool Party Clouds and Flying Butterflies ~ Facebook LIVE 8/2/19

Pool Party Clouds and Flying Butterflies ~ Facebook LIVE 8/2/19

Oh, how I love my Facebook LIVE (Coffee Greetings with Renee) every Friday at 10am (est) and last week was no exception.

Although, I am behind on my blogging (by weeks!) I desire to be caught up. Life happens and so I just continue to do my best to bring you my cards and quickly as possible. Bear with me as I show off this adorable card from over a week ago.

I love this color combination! What lady does not love floating butterflies? I know my daughter will float around the yard (or through the air) to catch them if possible.

I was inspired to do a whole week of Embossing paste and tools. It is very intimidating and yet very easy to handle. I share a few tips during my LIVE to make your experience a bit better and today I’d like to tell you how I made this card.

First, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3.75″ x 3.75″ and grabbed for my embossing paste supplies.

I used a bit of washi tape and adhered the pattern party decorative mask – in clouds – over my whisper white. I adhered it at the top and at the bottom of the mask.

Next, I took a bit of Pool Party reinker on my silicone craft sheet along with a tiny bit of paste (remember it goes a long way) and mixed them all together with my palette knife. Once I was happy with the color I then smeared it all over my cloud mask until I was happy with the coverage. I took off the mask, cleaned up my supplies (with a water bucket) and set it aside to dry.

While it was drying I worked on other elements of the card. I cut one piece of basic black cardstock, measuring 4″ x 4″ to use as my mat. I also stamped and punched out one rich razzleberry large butterfly and two small ones.

The butterflies come from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and the Butterfly Duet Punch coordinates with it. I LOVE this set. It is a must have in any craft room!!

The next step for me was the sentiment, which also came from the Butterfly Gala stamp set. I decided to stamp it in tuxedo black and cut it out with a layering circle die. I took another piece of Basic Black cardstock and punched out with my Starburst punch a frame for my sentiment.

Finally, I was able to put it all together.

I married the basic black mat to the whisper white pool party embossed clouds and adhered them to the top of my card base with snail.

I took the sentiment; adhered the starburst basic black frame to my whisper white sentiment with snail. Then to adhere it to my card I used snail at the top and a dimensional at the bottom and adhered it hanging just slightly off my clouds. I adhered my butterflies where I wanted them with mini glue dots. It came together really fast.

Last for the front of the card, I sprayed the card with a glitter spray from Amazon. What a beautiful finish.

Before I finished the entire card I decided to decorate the inside with a butterfly. I mimicked the front of the card with a 4″ x 5.25″ Basic Black mat and a Whisper White cardstock piece measuring 5″ x 3.75″. I stamped one butterfly in the corner in Rich Razzleberry.

My card was a success and so was my LIVE. The whole card creation took about 25 minutes. You can always watch it on replay on my Facebook page. The link is here.

Still unsure how to use Embossing Paste successfully? Check out this video here, for more information!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! It was quite a fun post to write and I hope that I have inspired you to create your own butterfly flying card.

One Tip before I close: Remember that having a bucket nearby can really save you when you want to create but don’t want to get up and wash your supplies every second. (I explain it in my LIVE!)

Thanks again and I hope to see you soon!

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

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If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

A List of Supplies Used for this project:

Magnolia Lane Birthday Card with 3D Flower

Magnolia Lane Birthday Card with 3D Flower

I absolutely love the Magnolia Lane Suite found on page 37 in our new annual catalog. It is stunning!! You can choose to buy it all together for one low price or in pieces. I didn’t want (or would use) all of it, so I bought it in pieces.

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This birthday card pops a punch with the 3D magnolia I attached as the focal point to the front. Let me show you how I made it:

I started with a basic black cardstock as my base, measuring (hamburger fold) 5.5″ X 8.5″ scored in half at 4.25″.

I picked out a piece of Memory Lane Designer Series Paper and cut it to 4″ x 5.25″ and then a piece of Petal Pink Cardstock measuring just a hair bigger. I mean I literally took my pink piece cut it at 4.25″ x 5.5″ (the same size as the card) and then shaved a hair off each side until I got it to mat the DSP perfectly. It was scientific at all, sorry about that!

I adhered the DSP and the Petal Pink together with snail and then that to the basic black card front and set it aside.

Next, I created my sentiment. The ‘happy birthday’ comes from Here’s A Card stamp set. I have mentioned this before and I am doing it again, I love this stamp set. It is brand new this year in our annual catalog and found first thing, on page 15. I grabbed for these sentiments over any other, A LOT!!

I stamped ‘happy birthday’ in Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out with a stitched shape oval. I adhered it to a scallop oval from the layering oval dies in Petal Pink. I adhered them both flat onto my DSP with snail.

Last but not least, I made my 3D flower. What fun. I used the Magnolia Memory Dies and cut out petals, stamens and leaves to create my flower.

I used: 1 large petal, 2 small petals, 1 large stamen, 1 small stamen, 2 large leaves and 2 small leaves.

I cut the stamens out of Crushed Curry and the leaves out of Mossy Meadow. I cut the petals out of Whisper White and used my sponge dauber and sponged the centers and sides in Petal Pink classic ink. I then put them all together in an assembly line, using mini glue dots and dimensionals. The flower turned out perfectly.

I hope you love this project as much as I do! It would make a perfect card for a loved one. I know exactly who I am giving my card too.

Have a terrific weekend and I’ll see you soon!

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

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If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.