CardMaker + Xyron // Teresa Collins

Hey there! CardMaker magazine has been doing a week long blog hop with Xyron and Teresa Collins and I have a project to wrap up the week using papers from the Summer Stories line along with great adhesives from Xyron.

Now I usually am living under a rock, but seriously, how did I not know how beautiful the Teresa Collins line of products is?! Timeless and modern and so very pretty. I picked out a few papers to create a wedding set for a bride-to-be who chose pink, black and white for her colors.

Fun fact: the lace was ran through the pink Teresa Collins sticker machine from Xyron which made adhering it a cinch. And there is no adhesive peeking out from behind. I added a couple of foil stripes created with the double-sided tape as well.

And here is a cute little gift card holder to match.

And the inside of the card. Even though I used a 6×6 paper pad, I made it work on this tall card by adding a topper to the writing area.

And that’s all! Stop by the Cardmaker blog to check out the rest of the week’s projects and to find a link to the projects over on Xyron as well.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Supplies: patterned paper and stickers from Teresa Collins Summer Stories, cardstock, vellum and dies from Papertrey Ink, adhesive from Xyron, black foil from Clearsnap®, pearl from Doodlebug Designs, sequin from stash






Craft Studio Tour

Hey there! I am sharing some photos of my creative space on the CardMaker blog today – stop over and take a tour of my craft studio!

Disclaimer: This space is never actually this clean. In fact, just 2 hours after these photos were taken, nap time was over and there are now toys and papers and projects strewn all over the room again 🙂

Have a happy Monday!

The 12 Cards of Christmas: Day 10 & 11

Hello and welcome back to day 10 and 11 of my holiday card series! We have had a few unexpected things come up so I haven’t been able to post on time the last couple days. Sorry about that!

Day 10’s card features a simple trick but one I always forget about – stamping onto dark or colored cardstock. I love the way the white and silver pigment inks *pop* off the blue paper to create a completely different look than the regular ink on white.

The wreath stamp is from Hero Arts; the berries, bow and sentiment from PTI’s Bells & Boughs. Both older sets. I don’t know why but sometimes it seems like I need to hold onto a stamp set for awhile (in this case a year or two!) before putting it to proper use. It just sits there and is admired on the shelf – what a shame! Does anyone else do that too?!

Here’s a set however that was just too good to leave sit – one that saw ink in the very same week it arrived! Wow, I know! This is day 11.

I am a sucker for all things nature inspired but especially animal mounts. We see deer all the time here (so often in fact one cracked my radiator just a few weeks back) so it’s not some sort of rare thing, just something that is striking.

Because this set of images looks so nice on it’s own, a CAS card seemed in order, with the help of a few Colorbox Premium Dye Inks. Gorgeous, vibrant color every time.

And that’s all for today. Will be back tomorrow with one final post!

Day 1: Vintage Christmas
Day 2: Non-traditional Christmas
Day 3: Masculine
Day 4: Spring Colors
Day 5: Plaid
Day6: Pink & Woodgrain
Day 7: Rainbow Colors
Day 8: Merry & Bright
Day 9: Embossed Dies