In honor of my most recent book release Tea Bag Folding Through the Seasons, I thought it would be fitting to show several tea bag folded designs throughout the month of May. To also show how recycling can be incorporated into your card crafting I have used recycled security envelopes to create this card. The inside of these types of envelopes have a variety of different designs and colors. The recycled envelope is the blue paper in this design. The other wonderful thing about using the envelopes is that they are the perfect weight for creating crisp folds. This fold makes a wonderful medallion. The floral ribbon was one I found in one of those discount bins but I think the blues work perfectly with the recycled envelopes. The stamp is a Studio G stamp, the ink is Ranger distress ink stormy and the Lacey Oval die is from Spellbinder's. Hope you like this design and for further inspiration I encourage you to take a peek at my book.
With Mother's day right around the corner I thought I would share one more card for those of you who are looking for inspiration. This card also has a bonus, it is fairly quick to create but at the same time shows that you put a little of your love into it. The focal image is an inchie stamp from Inkadinkado which has been stamped with chestnut roan chalk ink -- one of my favorite colors. For more info on inchies check out my most recent newsletter at CardMaker Magazine. Then add a little accent with stickles glitter glue. The frame was created with Spellbinder's labels one die set. I believe the ribbon is May Arts. The word mom is generated from a Magnetic Poetry stamp set. Stampers often bypass this set as on first look it resembles a kids set however I have used this word set over and over, I love that the words are framed. I rarely use the magnetic block but truly love all of the possibilities with the words. Now for the little found treasure, the little blossom, check out the hair tie section in your dollar stores, there are some wonderful little embellishments to be found. This one was on a hair elastic. Hope you all enjoy Mother's Day tomorrow, I know I will be spending time with our Moms and then I get to spend time with our two daughters - the gift of time is precious!
Onto a different subject, just a few minutes after my post yesterday. Guess what! My book arrived at my front door. Yipee! I love it and I hope you will as well. The team at DRG/CardMaker are the best team to work with. Big thanks to Tanya Fox and the many people that worked on this publication! Also a big thanks to Spellbinder's for their generous product support - it is truly appreciated! Well, that's it for this post, must get back to work so that I can truly enjoy Mother's Day tomorrow.
In honor of my newest book release Tea Bag Folding Through The Seasons and Mom's Day, I thought this creation would serve dual purpose. This card was created using a simple tea bag folding technique along with beautiful Chiyogami papers, Spellbinder's Standard Circles, Ovals, Lacey Ovals and Squares and alphabet stamps from Creative Imaginations. The official book release is scheduled for May 6th, 2011 but I did see it up on the Annie's Attic site along with the digital download version. If you are in Calgary, Red Deer or Lethbridge (Canada), Scrapbooker's Paradise will be stocking it as well. They presently carry one of my other books Iris Folding for Christmas. If you are in the Calgary area and interested in Tea Bag Folding classes or kits please leave me a message through the comment area. I hope you enjoy this card!
Sorry for the lack of the posts recently, life just got a little busy for awhile there -- all is good though.
As Mother's Day is just a week away I thought it would be a great time to share this Mom's stationary box. It could also be used for little treasures or keepsakes. The assembly is basically a collage of different papers and embellishments. To create a bit more dimension some of the papers have been adhered to coaster board firstly and then onto the box. The tag was created using a chipboard tag and then texture paste was added. The miniature gold photo frames are little plastic frames purchased at a dollar store. The gold face plate was simply removed from the plastic frame. Now if you do not want to create a box possibly you could draw inspiration from this for a card. On a different topic it is now May 1st and I am in countdown mode for the release of my newest book Tea Bag Folding Through the Seasons on May 6th - I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.
My intention of this blog is to provide inspiration and share my creative adventures with you. I am a freelance designer, teacher and author working in the craft and hobby industry. It is my sincere hope that through this blog and my work that you will be inspired to create!