Gratitude and a giveaway

Last month, we celebrated Thanksgiving up here in Canada, but it is never a bad time to think about the things we are grateful for, and to give thanks for our many blessings!  Today, the Tiddly Inks challenge is all about gratitude and joyfulness, and I couldn’t think of a better challenge to be a part of!

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I love this theme!  I decided to work with a digi called Minnie’s Christmas Lights mostly because this image makes me smile and think of my two little gals!

Gratitude-closeupDuring the Christmas season, there are usually lots of times when someone goes out of their way to help, so I thought that a Christmas themed thank-you card would be in order.  The image was coloured up with copics (Skin – E00, E11, E13; Hair – YR31, E11, E34; Dress: C1, C3) and the sentiment was hand lettered.

Speaking of hand lettered sentiments, I have a bit of a surprise for you today too!  Often times readers comment on the hand written sentiments that I include on many of my cards.  Today, I have teamed up with Christy at Tiddly Inks on a little giveaway.  If you pop on over to the blog, you might just find a little digital file to download.  In fact, I think you will find a couple – one from the uber talent Christy and a little one from me too!  Oh, and later this week, I’ll share a little card that I used with the sentiment!

Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping by!

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Christmas Fun with the kids!

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Good morning everyone!  I am so excited to share today’s project with you! The design team members from May Arts ribbon have been sharing some kid’s crafts with you, and today, I get to share the fun I had with my two girls!

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One of the traditions we have in our family is to give a Christmas ornament to each family member.  I thought it would be great to mix together some of the things that the three crafty girls in my family love the most into a pretty, colourful and fun ornament. These are really easy to make, even for little hands.  My youngest who is three loves pompoms (but not the glittery ones because they are not soft), while my 5 year old is all about the glitter!  I, on the other hand, am all about the ribbon, and if you’ve ever looked around here at ScrappyCanuck Studios, you will know that May Arts 3/4″ Chevron twill (382-34) is my FAVOURITE!!!!

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We started by adding the pompoms – even the littlest hands got the hang of it really quickly.

Kids-craft-process-3With the help of a piece of paper rolled into a cone, we were able to pour the glitter right in.  Each of my cuties had a different idea of how much glitter would be “just right”, but I just let them have fun with it.  Just be aware that a lot of glitter yields a heavy ornament! ;)

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Finally, we put the tops back on and I tied on some of the Chevron ribbon in different colours.  These are so simple, but I think they will make a bright an playful addition to the tree.  Oh, and be sure to buy quite a few ornaments because two each will simply not be enough! ;)

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There are five more ladies who have fun projects to share with you today, and make sure you stop by and comment for your chance to win.  As always, our generous Ribbon Lady Bethney has a giveaway for you, and you do not want to miss your chance to win!

May Arts product featured:
1. May Arts 3/4″ Chevron twill (382-34)

Other Products:
1. Plastic hollow ornaments with removable tops
2. Pompoms in a variety of sizes (Advice from the three year old: the glittery ones look pretty, but they are not as fun to work with)
3. Glitter (coarse, not fine)

Celebrating with Tiddly Inks

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Well, my borthday is next week, so I thought I would celebrate a bit with Tiddly Inks!  It’s FabFF-closeup Friday, so the DT has some inspirational cards simply to get you inspired to craft!  No challenges, no pressure – just crafting fun!  And that is a perfect way to celebrate my birthday.

This little beauty is called Willow the Birthday Fairy, but what I love about her is that she would make an awesome Christmas fairy too!  Colour her up with some traditional Christmas colours and you can take her into different seasons – just like a good pair of shoes! I think my favourite part of her are the wings – just a bit of BG11 and C1 topped off with a bit of Stickles.  So easy, and lots of fun dimension.

Well, here’s to getting crafty this weekend  Don’t forget to pop by the Tiddly Inks blog to see all the great cards the DT cooked up for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Holiday Celebrations

Hello everyone!  I am so excited to be participating on behalf of May Arts in Spellbinders Product Partner Holiday Blog hop today. Spellbinders has teamed up with a variety of companies to showcase great product for all your holiday crafting and I get to share some ribbon fun!

In my family, one of the things that kicks off the holiday season is actually a couple of late November birthdays, including my mom’s birthday (a special 65th this year). So I thought it would be fun to share a little card that was inspired by some warm holiday colours right from the Spellbinders inspiration tag, but all about birthdays!  After all, just because Christmas is around the corner, that doesn’t mean we can forget about all those special people who celebrate birthdays around this time, right (can you tell that I might be one of them)?

Spellbinders-blog-hop-full-M y main inspirations for this card were the awesome A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader from Spellbinders and some of the beautiful DH01 1″ Dot Ribbon and one of my favourite new products – the 3/8″ Velvet Adhesive Ric Rac (yes, you heard me – adhesive and velvet)!  Talk about perfect for the holiday season.  So here is how the shaker card came together:

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Using paper of your choice (I used DCWV’s The Weekend Neutrals stack)cut out the largest die in the A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader set. I trimmed off the bottom scalloped edge of my cut to give it a bit more of a rustic look.

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Trim the end of your ribbon into a point for easy threading.  Don’t be too worried if your ribbon is wider than the cuts for threading – it will pull through and pucker nicely leaving some added texture! 

Step 3Process-3Coming up from behind the first cut, thread your ribbon and pull.

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Continue weaving through seven of the cuts. Trim your ribbon and use a dry adhesive to hold in place on the back side.

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Starting from the other end of the die cut, weave the ribbon up through the remaining cut. Adhere in place with a dray adhesive on the back side.

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Using a metal ruler and craft knife, trim out the middle of the die cut above the ribbon line leaving a 1/2″ frame.

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Flip over the die cut and use a liquid adhesive to attach a rectangular piece of acetate.

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Using craft foam or a foam adhesive, create a border around the acetate.  be sure that you foam is placed in about 1/8″ from the edge of your cut so it remains hidden when the card is viewed from the front.

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Prepare your card base by matting a 4 1/4″x5 1/2″ card base with a 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece of patterned paper.

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One the foam is secured on the die cut, add adhesive to the top of the foam panels and then fill with glitter and other small/thin embellishments.  Make sure to seal up those corners or your glitter will escape!! :)

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Place your card base on top and then flip over to ensure it is centered.  Leave to dry.

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Embellish away! I have fun hand lettering a little sentiment and adding some of the  the 3/8″ Velvet Adhesive Ric Rac for texture. The best part is that these cards make a little sound when you shake them – just like the sound of the crystallized snow as it falls!

Now here’s the important part!  Spellbinders is hosting a great giveaway to celebrate the hop, so you need to make sure you visit their page to find out all the details.  You must visit all of the tutorials over the next three days to be able to win, and entries will be open for 48 hours.  You also want to pop on by the May Arts blog because a certain Ribbon Lady may have told me that she has goodies in store for you too!  And what better way to celebrate the holidays than with some free crafty goodies for you!

Have a great time hopping!  Thanks for stopping by!

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