McGill Carnations

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Today, I get to share with you a project that I made for McGill with their wonderful Paper Blossom Punches.
There are upwards of 20 McGill Carnations on this project, and I really do love the way the Carnations turned out.
McGill Paper Punches:
     -64002 Floriano Paper Blossom Punch
     -64511 Star Lily Paper Blossom Punch
     -64535 Highland Snowflake Paper Blossom Punch
     -65800 Tool Kit
     -65900 Molding Mat
Additional Supplies:
     -Various shades of pink card stock
     -Various shades pink ink (or coloring the edges of each petal)
     -Pink Seam Binding
     -Pink Acrylic Paint
     -Mercury Glass Vase
     -3" Styrofoam Ball
     -Beacon's Fabric Tac
-Beacon's 3 in 1 Adhesive
Create 20 to 25 Carnations following these instructions:

Project Instructions:
  • Paint Styrofoam ball with pink acrylic paint. Allow to dry. Place into the vase.
  • Using Beacon's 3 in 1 Adhesive adhere the McGill Carnations onto the Styrofoam ball.
  • Tie a length of pink seam binding around the vase.

Here’s a close-up of the carnations
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Thank you so much for visiting! Smile
Linking to:
Totally Paper Crafts ~ Make your own flowers
Hotshot Crafts ~ Flowers 

Good Morning to You!

I’m super excited to be able to kick off this week’s iCopic Lover’s BV Color Challenge. This darling image is the spunky little Madden from The Greeting Farm’s Creeper Crew collection and can be picked up at the iCopic Store…along with bunches and bunches of other Stamp lines too, like Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Gorjuss, LaLa Land, Lawn Fawn, SP and Company, Some Odd Girl…and so many, many more!
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Stardust Stickles added to high tops, of course. Winking smile
Hair: BV0000, BV000, BV01, BV04, BV11
Skin: E000, E00,  E13, R20
Shirt: R000, R22, 227, R29
Pants: W0, W1, W3, W5
Shoes: C1, C2, BVOOO
Sky: Airbrushed with C3, BV01
Additional Supplies:
Stamp ~ The Greeting Farm Madden
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Fired Brick
Sentiment Stamp ~ Stampin’ Up!
Patterned Papers ~ My Mind’s Eye
Border Punch ~ Martha Stewart
PTI Bloom Builder’s Die (Large Flower)
PTI Flower Fusion #9 (2 Small Flowers)
McGill Fern
McGill Leaves
McGill Pine Branch
McGill Stacking Fancy Square Punch
Linking to:
Anyone for Anya? ~ Bling (shoes)

Let's Ink it Up ~ Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge ~ Y for You Choose
Hot Shot Crafts ~ Flowers
Totally Paper Crafts ~ Make Your Own Flowers
Get Funky ~ Must Use Blues
Papertake Weekly ~ Buttons, Bows, Bling & Blooms

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Mini Valentine’s Cards

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I am full of ideas for the McGill Heart Silhouettes and Shadows Punch set…and these little cards could not have been easier and they are the perfect size for tucking in a lunch bag…or leaving on a vanity…or a sock drawer…or a night stand…or a dash board…Somewhere fun…and not the closet where the vacuum is kept, because who’s beside you or I are going to see that? Hmm? Winking smile

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My teeny sentiments were computer generated and punched out with the McGill Scallop Multi Tag.

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In a well ventilated room (or even better…, outside) apply Spray Adhesive to  Heart Silhouettes and apply fine glitter. The glitter stay put…really well!

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Thank you so very much for visiting today!! Smile
McGill Paper Punches:

     -98100 Scallop Multi Tag
Additional Supplies:
     -Patterned Paper
     -Kraft Paper
     -Light Pink, Dark Pink, Pink and Red Cardstock
     -Computer generated sentiments
     -Light Pink, Dark Pink, Pink and Red Fine Glitter (Martha Stewart)
     -Spray Adhesive
     -Pop Dots
     -Beacons 3 in 1 Adhesive
Project Instructions:
  • Using the Heart Silhouettes and Shadows Punches, punch Hearts Shapes with 4 different shades of card stock. Spray Silhouettes with adhesive. Add glitter. Adhere to the Shadow Heart with pop dots.
  • Trim 4 pieces of Kraft card stock to 6 x 3. Score at 3" and fold in half.
  • Trim a piece of patterned paper to a 2 3/4 inch square. Adhere to card front with glue.
  • Punch 4 Kraft card stock shapes with the Lg. Fancy Square punch . Adhere shape to patterned paper layer.
  • Adhere Silhouettes and Shadows Hearts to the Lg. Fancy Square shapes
  • Print Valentine's sentiments. Punch sentiments out with the Scallop Multi Tag Punch.
  • Adhere to card with glue. Add a button with twine.

Joining these challenges:

                                 Crafter's Companion ~ Love
                                           CMIT ~ Love
                            Crafty Card Makers ~ No Flowers
                         Paper, Creations, Ink ~ Love & Romance
                           7 College Kids ~ 3 x 3 Size cards

Sending My Love

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When I say that I excited to to be on the iCopic Lover’s Design Team….that really doesn’t quite…let you know how excited I really am…I’m so excited that you might just have to pinch me to make sure I’m not dreaming… Just be gentle….OK? I was able to stop by the iCopic showroom yesterday, where I lucky enough to meet Ashley…and can you imagine how hard my chin hit the ground when I saw all those markers…and stamps…and paper pads…and Washi Tape and all the other fun stuff….Holey Moley.  It was seriously Copic heaven. If you are ever in the Orange County, CA area…you should do yourself a huge favor and just go see for yourself.
My first card for iCopic Lover features one of my favorite stamps from Magnolia, Tilda with Lace Jeans. I colored her jeans with combination of B91, B95 and B97. Her lace and shirt are 0, C1 & C3. I also air brushed the sky with B95 and darkened the first layer of patterned paper also. It gave the patterned paper a very nice tone on tone look.
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That is it for me today, but I would love it if you would stop by the iCopic Lover’s Blog and join in on the fun by becoming a follower! Smile
Supplies Used:
Tilda’s Jean ~ B91, B95, B97
Tilda’s Shirt and Lace ~ 0, C1, C3
Hair – E25, E31, E34, E37, E41
Skin ~ E000, E00, E13, R20
Shoes ~ W0, W1, W3, W5
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tilda with Lace Jeans
Copic Air Brush System  Starter Set ABS –N1w/ Aircan 80
Patterned Paper ~ Basic Grey ~ Piccadilly 6 x 6 Pack
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Martha Stewart Punch Doily Punch
Joining these challenges:
My Time to Craft ~ Love
Paper, Creations, Ink ~ Punches/Die Cuts
Magnolia Down Under ~ Anything Goes
Magnolia-licious Highlites ~ Anything Goes
Basic Grey ~ Something New
Papertake Weekly ~ Die Cute

Hugs & Kisses

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I know what you’re thinking. "What! No flowers? No ribbons” You have no idea how hard it is for me to make a CAS card! I struggle with the card type, more so, than any other..Not sure what the heck that says about me…..Winking smile

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Thank you so much for visiting today! Hugs & Kisses!!
Supplies used:
McGill Paper Punches:
Silhouettes and Shadows Heart Item# 81041
X Large Fancy Square Stacking Lever Punch Item# 95917
Lg Fancy Square Stacking Lever Punch Item #92092L
2" Square Stacking Punch Item# 95902
Corner Rounder Punch #83300
Additional Supplies:
Patterned Paper~ My Mind's Eye ~ Love Me Paper Collection
Kraft Card Stock
Beacon's 3 in 1 Adhesive
Small Pop Dots
Red Marker
Sentiment ~ Papertrey Ink ~ Sending You
  1. Trim a piece of Kraft card stock to 4 1/4 x 11. Score at 5 1/2 and fold in half. Round the ends of the card with the Corner Rounder Punch.
  2. Trim a piece of patterned paper to 4 x 5 1/2.
  3. Trim a coordinating piece of patterned paper to 4 x 2 and adhere to the bottom of the first piece of patterned paper. Round the bottom corners on the Corner Rounder Punch.
  4. Punch a shape of additional patterned paper with the X Large Fancy Square Lever Punch.
  5. Punch a shape of Kraft card stock with Large Fancy Square Lover Punch.
  6. Stamp sentiment on to a 1 x 4 inch strip of Kraft card stock. Using the Square Stacking Punch, create the flag shape on one end of the strip. Adhere to the X Large Fancy Square Shape.
  7. Using pop dots, adhere the Large Fancy Square Shape on to these shapes
  8. Punch 2 pieces of coordinating Red paper with the Silhouettes and Shadows punches. Trim pop dots to fit behind the Silhouette heart shape. Adhere to the top of the Large Fancy Square shape with Beacon's 3 in 1 Adhesive.
(tip: color the pop dots with a marker to match the color of paper you are using) :)
Joining these challenges:

Chocolate Treats, a Thank You Card and some very, very exciting news!

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Happy New Year Friends! I have so much to share with you today, so please try to stick with me to the end for my exciting announcement!! SmileFirst of all, I have this fun Bon Bon holder for Valentine’s Day (ACK!! I know!Valentine’s Day!!) that I made following this tutorial over at  Scor-Pal. My chocolate treats, are the not required…but highly recommended Dark Chocolate Reese Peanut Butter Cups, embellished with a McGill Silhouette Heart for the tops and bottoms of each treat.  Each bon Bon Box fits two treats…perfectly! The hardest part of this project was trying to prevent these from making it into my tummy instead of the Bon Bon Box.

McGill Supplies Used:

     -81011 Heart Silhouette Punch

     -53700 5/16" Round Punch Line Punch

Additional Supplies:
     -Martha Stewart Valentine 12 x 12 Paper Pad
     -White Ribbon
     -Scor Pal
     -Glue Dots
     -Beacon's 3 in 1 Adhesive
Project Instructions:

  • Create a Bon Bon Box following these instructions. Punch holes in the top of the box with the McGill 5/16 Round Punch
  • Punch Silhouette Hearts out of coordinating paper to create covers for candies and tag.
  • Adhere heart shapes to candy with glue dots.

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Second up today, is a Thank You card, because…who doesn’t need a Thank you card?

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McGill Paper Punches:
64002 Floriano
     -64005 Starflower
     -64512 Starburst
     -64502 Birch Leaf
     -95917L Fancy Square Stacking Punch
     -95901 1.5 Square Stacking Punch
     -65800 Tool Kit
     -65900 Craft Molding Mat
Additional Supplies:
     -My Minds Eye Six By Six Happier 6 x 6 Paper Pad
     -Cream Cardstock
     -Peach Cardstock
     -Green Card Stock
     -Papertrey Ink Inside Out Thank You
     -Beacon's 3 - 1 Adhesive
     -Beacon's Fabric Tac Adhesive

Creating the Azalea:

Click photo for full printable pdf

Project Instructions:

  • Create Azalea with the instructions above. Once done set it aside
  • Trim cream cardstock to 11" x 4 1/4". Score at 5 1/2 and fold.
  • Cut patterned paper to 5 1/4" x 4". Adhere to card base.
  • Cut a coordinating piece of patterned paper to 3" x 4". Adhere to the bottom half of the first patterned paper.
  • With the Fancy Square Punch, punch an additional piece of coordinating patterned paper and adhere to the middle of the card front
  • On a strip of coordinating patterned paper, stamp sentiment and punch one end of the strip in a flag shape with square punch. Adhere to the center of the Fancy Square shape
  • Embellish with a McGill Azalea.


OK! So…..hopefully…you’ve stuck with me long enough to allow  me to share with you my very, very exciting news! Please insert Drum Roll here.

I am so happy to finally be able to tell you that I am now a member of the iCopic Lovers Design Team!!! The women on this team are so very, very talented and I am obviously so humbled and so proud to be able to join them!! 2012 is starting out so wonderfully!!! Smile