Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Craft-Dee BowZ Valentine Birthday!

I'm up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog today to share my Valentine inspiration with you!

Valentine's Day is more than a holiday of romance in our family.  It's also my cousin's birthday.  We live almost 3000 miles apart and don't see each other often enough.  So, for my Valentine inspiration, I created a birthday card for her.  Happy Birthday, Deb!

"Happy Birthday...On this Valentine's Day"

Valentine's Day always brings to mind "hearts and arrows".  The Basic Grey True Love papers that I have been hoarding in my stash fit the Valentine theme perfectly.

The card base is 5 x 7 and made from white cardstock.  I used the fabulous Close To My Heart Arrow embossing folder for the background layer, gave it a light sanding over the raised arrows and added a touch of ink to the white areas.  The next layer of chevron design is beneath two arrowheads that I made using arrow print patterned paper.  I matted everything with white cardstock.  The sentiment, "On this Valentine's Day" is printed on woodgrain paper and die cut with a Couture Creations heart die. 

The Pièce de résistance, of course is the fab bow that was made using my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making tool.   It helps create bows quickly and with ease.  If you don't have one in your stash, visit the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog HERE and order yours today!  I added a Tim Holtz arrow under the bow as a finishing touch.

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Be sure to check out and play along with our January "Anything Goes and Include a Bow" challenge!  You could be the next winner of a 25 yard spool of ribbon.  Check the challenge quidelines for sharing your project with us.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Valentine inspiration!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Craft-Dee BowZ January Challenge!

It's 2015 and time for Craft-Dee BowZ first challenge of the new year!!
 We are starting off the year with our traditional, "Anything Goes" and include a handmade bow.

Yes, we love bows of all shapes and sizes!  We want to see your project and handmade bow.  Link your creation at the bottom of the Craft-Dee BowZ  January Challenge post.  You could be the first winner for 2015 of a 25 yard spool of yummy ribbon!

Check out the challenge guidelines located at the top of the blog to be sure your entry qualifies.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner,  I got a head start on  "special" Valentine cards.  My January challenge project has double the inspiration and is full of heart!

"Heart to Heart" 

My card theme, "Heart to Heart" is represented by using two of everything...hearts in two different prints, hat pins, flourishes, and pearls. The bottle cap title was part of our DT package this month.

And... nothing I create would be complete without using my Craft-Dee BowZ Bowmaking Tool!  This yummy bow was made with lace from my DT product and the awesome Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  It makes creating bows so easy.  Check it out HERE and grab one for yourself!
 
I hope my card has inspired you to join our  Challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!

Dies R Us January "Something New" Challenge!

 2015 is here... It's a new year, we're in a new house, I have a new craft room and of course, new crafty toys to play with.

At Dies R Us we are celebrating with our first two week challenge of the new year!

Our challenge theme is "Anything Goes, with a twist". 
The twist?  It's a new year, so use something new!

We want to see how you use die-cuts to create your project.  Share it with us by linking to the "Anything Goes, with a twist" post in the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

Find the rules/guidelines in the left sidebar of the challenge blog
Grab our Dies R Us Challenge Badge for your blog sidebar!

 WINNER'S PRIZE:  $10 Voucher to the Dies R Us Store.

  Deadline is January 14, 2015.

Here's my "Anything Goes, with a twist" inspiration using new dies cuts that I gifted myself! 

"Thinking of You"

These delicate die cuts were perfect for the card I wanted to create for a dear friend that is going through some major health issues.  She will love receiving this card in the mail! 


I used a delicate shade of pink specialty paper for the card background and layered it with an opal shimmer paper.  I like the contrast of the soft colors. 


The tag matting and flourishes are cut from pink glitter paper.


  I made flowers with the scraps and added a pink bow to the cluster.  Ivory pearls were the finishing touch!

 My new die cuts include, the Alpine Flourish Doily, Delightful Foliage, and Victorian Medallion.

Visit the Dies R Us Store and check out their extensive inventory.

Thanks for stopping by!

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