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Monday, November 9, 2015

A Beautiful Christmas Card




Greetings Bloggers!
Here in Kansas City it's been so warm, that it's hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner!  But Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here in no time, so to get us inspired  I am featuring a beautiful card given to me by my dear friend Terri Jennings.  
Terri gave me this amazing card last Christmas, and I thought you would enjoy seeing it, and finding out how YOU can make cards like this yourself!  
It's easier than you think!

To make this beautiful accordion card, Terri used the Katie Label Accordion die from Karen Burniston's line of Pop-It-Up Dies by Elizabeth Craft Designs.  These dies are compatible with most leading die-cutting machines and are easy and fun to use!

Using silver patterned paper, Terri embellished the front panels with pre-made card toppers she had in her stash.  She then cut out the framed edges using Katie Holly Framed Edges, and the Katie Star Framed Edges. See the cute detail in the corners where Terri swapped out the stars from the coordinating color?  Little details like this make a card extra-special!

Pop-It-Up dies are so easy to use, and allow you to create the most amazing cards you have ever made!  I invite you to hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs website and check out all the beautiful dies and accessories.  To see examples of these products, please visit Karen Burniston's blog, "I am not Left Handed, and see what her talented group of designers have made to inspire you!  To see Karen make a card using these dies go to her YouTube channel here!


I'm feeling so inspired that I am going to create a Christmas card today myself!   So please stop back by tomorrow to see what I came up with.  With these awesome dies, all you need is a bit of creativity, and the dies do the rest!

Happy Creating!
ReNae


Monday, August 31, 2015

A Paper Doll Tag

Over the summer I worked on a fun tag project using the Julie Nutting Doll stamps!  
Here is a step-by-step photo journal of my project. The paper collection I used is the Jack and Jill collection by Echo Park available at FotoBella.com.

The Jack and Jill Collection by Echo Park

The Die is part of the collection available at FotoBella.com
 













The finished project!
Perfect for a best friend, a daughter or grand daughter!
The Jack and Jill Bundle is available at FotoBella.com and includes everything you see in the photo at the top of this post.

Happy Creating!
ReNae

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A chunky charm for a Gypsy Soul!

Hi Bloggers!
Here is the finished charm I started at the end of my last post...
LOVE these colors!

It's for my dear friend Mary Ann Ruiz, whose YouTube Channel is My Sweet Gypsy Soul!




The beads and charms I made myself from strands purchased at Michael's and JoAnn's




I used 9 different chains in this charm.





I hope you like it and will try making one too!

Happy Creating!
ReNae

Monday, April 27, 2015

Chunky Charm Crazy!

Hello Dear Bloggers,
It's been a while since I had time to post, and for that I am so sorry!  But I have been busy creating!  Let me show you what I've been doing since we last got together...

I have really been going crazy for chunky charms!
If you have never made a chunky charm, let me tell you, they are really fun to make and also to give away to your friends!
 
A Chunky charm for a Customer




A chunky charm for my swap partner Kathryn



A chunky charm for my swap partner Tabatha



A chunky charm to-be for my swap partner Mary Ann!


Mary Ann's blog is My Sweet Gypsy Soul!
I will be back soon with the finished chunky charm... in the meantime, try one of your own !  It's fun!

Okay I'm back with the finished chunky charm
Here it is!








Isn't it gorgeous?  I loved making it!
I hope you do give this a try!

Happy Creating!
ReNae