Thursday, December 5, 2019

2020 Desk Calendar using Good Morning Magnolia

Hi friends, welcome to my blog!  As we get ready to say goodbye to December and welcome a new year, I thought this would be a timely project to share.

The calendar base is 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2".  The inside part that keeps the calendar upright is 4" x 5", scored on the long side at 1/2", 2-1/2" & 4-1/2".  The 2-1/2" scoreline is a mountain fold; the other 2 are valley folds.  A piece of Tear & Tape adhesive on the 1/2" portions holds everything in place.  The designer paper is 4" x 5-1/4".

The large magnolia is stamped on Thick Whisper White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Stampin' Blends in Light & Dark Petal Pink & Mossy Meadow.  The center was colored with Dark Daffodil Delight.  I brushed the entire flower with Clear Wink of Stella and added 3 Champagne Rhinestones (available January 3!)  The flower is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals, except for the leaf under the calendar, where I added a drop of liquid glue.

The calendar is from Taylored Expressions (

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Sharing my OnStage Swaps - Part I

Hello friends!  I received so many beautiful swaps this year at OnStage! I want to share them all with you.  Enjoy!

This gorgeous card was given to my by Carol Wicke - She used the So Many Stars Bundle with Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White & Night of Navy cardstocks.  "Joy" is embossed in white.
This one was created by Karisa Stojkovich with the Beautiful Baubles Bundle.  She accented one of the ornaments with Mercury Glass Designer Acetate.  Lovely!

So elegant with Gold Foil accents!  Created by Laura Miller of Marshall, MI

Gilda (Jill) Lust designed this card using the Holiday Haul Host stamp set & Wrapped in Plaid Designer Paper.  The tree has Snowfall Accents Puff Paint on the branches!
This striking card in Real Red & Whisper White uses the Frosted Foliage stamp set and theGreatest Part of Christmas Host stamp set.  By Ruth Vorel
I'll be sharing more of the swaps I received at OnStage throughout the month of December, so stop back often!

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Merci Chocolate Treat Holder for Fall

Hi Friends, welcome!

Today I'm sharing a fun 3-D project for Fall.

This sweet little box holds four Merci chocolates!

I followed instructions shared by Julie DiMatteo (The Paper Pixie) for the basic box.  You can see her blog post with measurements and instructions here.  I designed a different closure for my box:

The triangles on the corners hold the front flap closed, which opens to reveal the chocolates:

Here are my instructions to make the corner closure:

1.  Cut Designer Paper 1-1/2" square and score on all sides at 3/8".

2.  Cut on the diagonal.

3.  Snip off the 2 corners that were cut in half in step 2.  Trim the remaining 2 corners into small tabs as shown.

4.  Fold on score lines and assemble corner triangles using liquid glue.  They are ready to attach to the assembled box using a thin line of liquid glue on the 3/8" sides.

My box is embellished with leaves & pumpkins from the Gather Together Bundle.  I used Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock & Mint Macaron accented with gleaming Copper Foil.

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