Fruit Stand with Glimmer

Fruit and Glimmer

With a challenge calling for bling and Halloween just a few days away, I have been dying to use Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper. I thought it would be fun to pair it up with Blushing Bride glitter ribbon. Double glimmer, double the fun!

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Monarch Butterfly for a Day of the Dead Card

Monarch Butterflies for the Day of the Dead

This card honors some of the more traditional, but perhaps less well known aspects of the Day of the Dead (a celebration that coincides with Halloween). At this time of year, monarch butterflies start to arrive in Mexico at the end of their annual migration. Traditionally, these butterflies are believed to either be carrying the spirits of dead ancestors making their annual visit home.

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Petals and Paisleys Double Z Fold Card

Petals and Paisleys Double Z Fold Card

I have been challenging myself to create more cards that break the mold of the “usual” card. This time I’m trying a square card shape with a double Z fold in it. There is a high return on investment with this type of card. It looks very fancy, but isn’t as difficult to make as you would expect.

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Masking Technique Makes Pretty Paisley Patterns

Pretty Paisley Patterns

I am so excited for the Paisley and Posies Stamp Set because you can make your own paisley patterns. I like the coordinating papers, too, but when you make your own patterns you can choose your own custom colors and coordinate with any project you are working on all year round!

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Easy Stained Glass Technique for Intricate Dies

Easy Stained Glass Technique with Butterfly Framelits

I really like using the stained glass technique with thinlit dies; that’s where you cut out the outline piece with one color, then fill in all the little holes with another color. I first learned how to do it using Rose Garden Thinlit dies and thought, “This is easy!”

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