Autism Awareness with May Arts

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Good morning crafty friends!  I’m not sure if you know this, but April happens to be Autism Awareness month, so today, some of the Ribbonistas from The Ribbon Resource are teaming up for a special little blog hop!! It’s a hop we have every year on this team, and this year, I am excited to share a special card with you!

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For this card, I used the puzzle piece Autism symbol as the inspiration for the stamp choice (this happens to be a Tiddly Ink digital stamp coloured with Copics), and then placed everything on some brightly coloured layers of Doodlebug patterned paper.

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I topped the whole card off with a  beautiful blue bow tied onto a paper clip for easy positioning on the card (this one happens to be the 7/8″ Double Faced Satin – Ha-76-98, but check out all these pretty satin blue options).  I then did a bit of hand lettering on the stamped image and I was all done – a card that will work for anyone special in your life, but holds even more meaning for some impacted by Autism!

The diversity in the projects today is absolutely wonderful, so make sure you take some time to visit the other blags.  And as usual, The Ribbon Lady has some awesome prizes up for grabs at the Ribbon Resource blog, so make sure you pop over that was as well!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tiddly Ink Time!

It’s challenge time at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog, so I have a little bit of inspiration this morning for all of you digital stamp fans!

Feb-16-fullChristy, the artist at Tiddly Inks has all sort of cute characters.  My all time favourite though, happens to be Wryn.  I’m not sure whether it is because I love colouring her hair of her cute shoes, but I never fail to enjoy myself when a Wryn image is teamed up with my Copics.

Feb-16-cuThis card was no exception.  Created with the digi called Happy Mail, it seemed like a great fit with this week’s theme challenge – Thinking of You.  I love this theme because you make almost any image work – there can be so many reasons that you are thinking of a person! Happy Mail is a lot of fun to use because there are a few embellishments that you can add in different ways – the mailbox, the flower banner, etc. And while I don’t usually use all the extras that are included in Christy’s digis, this time , they seemed like the perfect way to tie the coloured images together with the cute paper from Doodlebug.

Well, that’s it for me today!  I need to go clear off my kitchen table from crafting fun so my family actually has a place to sit down and eat!  Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by!

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Old School Valentine

Valentine-angledGood morning crafters!  Today,  I have another project to share with you using a great DCWV stack called Jet Black (available at Jo-Ann).  I have been using this stack a lot in the last few weeks for all things Valentines – from a masculine card to cookie sleeves to treat poppers!  Today, I thought I would share a little shaker card that brought me back to my paper crafting roots!

Now, I have a confession to make –this card was created with just some paper, ribbon, ruler, a good old fashioned craft knife and some adhesive.  I simply figured out my paper sizes, traced the letters on the back and cut them out.  Once I glued on the clear film (which happened to be recycled backing from stickers), I added some foam tape, filled the letters with confetti and I was all done!  No fancy tools needed!

Valentine-closeupNow that is not to say that I didn’t try to create this with fancy tools, but at the end of the day, the ones that were there for me when I needed them were the same ones I was armed with when I first started making cards and paper crafts (I will save you gory details of what went on before I decided to go old school – let’s just say that my cutting machine and I are on the outs right now).

And at the end of the day, it’s fun to know that every part of this card is handmade – right down to the slightly “wonky” letter O!  It may have taken me a bit longer to make, but this little 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card is all me (and DCWV and The Ribbon Resource of course)!  It kind of makes me want to go and cut out a bunch of valentine hearts like I used to when I was a kid – you know, the ones you made by folding the paper in half first!  I think I may have caught the “old school” bug!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Stampendous Hop

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It’s hopping time!  This week, The Ribbon Resource has teamed up with Stampendous to create some fun projects featuring stamps and ribbon!  Over the last couple of days, members from our team have shared some really beautiful projects, and today, it’s my turn!  If you have ever popped by Scrappy Canuck Studios before, you will know that I am no stranger to stamping.  In fact, it’s not only how I got started in crafting, but it is also what at least half of my blog posts are about.  So I am always up for a new stamp, especially when I get to team it up with some of my favourite ribbon!
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Once I chose the paper I wanted to work with (this happens to be from DCWV), I stamped 3 of the Stampendous stamps on white cardstock and coloured them up with Copic Markers to match the paper.  I then took my trusty CutterBee scissors and fussy cut each image (I never get tired of fussy cutting – some people colour to relax…I fussy cut)!  I then started to assemble my pieces, using some foal adhesive for each of the stamped images to make them pop off the page.

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Then I hit my ribbon stash, and I found some 1/4″ Silk ribbon (Silver – SK-4-31) that I thought would be a great compliment to the bright yellows and greens in the stamps and paper.  I tied the ribbon onto a large paper clip at the top, looping the ribbon twice for a full effect.  I slipped the paper clip onto a banner on the card and I was all done!Stampendous-front

This card reminds me so much of the fresh colours that we will be seeing in a few months up here in Canada.  It is usually a late spring for us up here, but it will be worth the wait!

Today, the team at The Ribbon Resource have three ladies up with projects (including me).  Make sure you pop by to see what they were up to with other Stampendous and The Ribbon Resource products!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Other Product used:

  • Stampendous stamp:
  • DCWV patterned paper and cardstock