Tuesday, September 25, 2012


It's time for  Papertrey Ink's September Blog Hop.

This month it is all about fabric and packaging.

I love all of these samples. 
I was inspired to get out some Christmas Fabric for my project.

Do you ever buy something because you just love it but have no clue what you will do with it? That was me when I saw this Christmas Toile fabric. I decided to make a gift bag by adhering this fabric to Heat & Bond then die cutting with the Front & Center #2 die. I made a box using Rustic Cream CS and my MS Scoreboard. The box is sandwiched between the die cuts. I also backed the die cuts with CS.

I made a coordinating tag using Vintage Ornaments and Holiday Tags 2008.
Thanks so much for looking at my project today. What a fun challenge this is.

Monday, September 24, 2012


This card is for the Focal Point Challenge in The Moxie Fab World. Cath is featuring several contests celebrating the newly released Card Designs Handbook publication.

I was inspired to use something I have had tucked away for a couple of years: a vintage number plate from a rotary telephone. I bought two of them not knowing what I would do with them. I just couldn't pass them up. I decided to use one as a focal point for this card. Between the "1" and "0" is a notch in the metal where I tied several pieces of died seam binding. I used the Background Basics Farm & Barn stamp and Versa Magic Pink Grapefruit ink to give the MFT die cut a wood grain look. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Heart-2-Heart #4 stamp set. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye Howdy Doody 6 x 6 pad.
Thanks for stopping by today:)