Nevermore Gift Card Set

I will be participating in my first Craft Fair next month so I have been busy working on items to sell.  I was looking through my pins on Pinterest and found two things which inspired me.  I found a card designed by Aaron Barron which combined Nevermore with the Paper Garden stamp set you can see it here.  I also found a Book Box which looked intriguing so I decided to give it a try.  Here is what I designed.

Nevermore Gift Card Box ~ Paper Garden ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis is the cover and what the cards look like I used Eggplant as the base cardstock.  On the cover I used four flowers where the cards only have two.  I used a retired embellishment for the center of the flower. Nevermore Gift Card Box ~ Paper Garden ~

When you open the cover, which I secured with hook and loops there is a pocket which holds four 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ cards and envelopes.  Nevermore Gift Card Set open ~ Paper Garden ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is another view.  I really love the way this card and box turned out.  I actually designed a second one using a different stamp and paper, I will post it in a couple of days.

I thought I would share with you how to create this Book Style Card Box.  You will need two pieces ~ a 8 1/2″ x 11″ and a 3 ” x 8 1/2″ piece of cardstock.  Starting with the 8 1/2″ X 11″ piece of cardstock.Book Style Gift Box how-to #1 ~ CatScrapbooking.comThenBook Style Gift Box how-to #2 ~ CatScrapbooking.comNow with the 3′ X 8 1/2″  score as follows.Book Style Card Box how-to #3 ~ CatScrapbooking.comThen trim away these sections:Book Style Gift Card Box how-to #4 ~ CatScrapbooking.comBook Style Card Gift Box how-to #5 ~ CatScrapbooking.comAdd adhesive to secure the two pieces to make the box I used Scor Tape.Book Style Gift Card Box how-to #6 ~ CatScrapbooking.comThese are super easy to create and I believe will make great gifts and I hope sell well at the craft fair.

Full list of supplies:

  • Paper Pack ~ Nevermore X7198B
  • Cardstock ~ White Daisy & Eggplant
  • Ink ~ Thistle, Eggplant and Fern
  • Stamp Set ~ Paper Garden S1509 (retired)
  • Embellishments ~ Fern Z3093 and Thistle Z3040 Twine, Bulk Metal Flowers (retired)
  • Cricut ~ Artiste

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Watercolors

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

11933423_10153099414082934_5873071183292397524_nThis month we are featuring the technique of ~ WATERCOLORING!  Close to My Heart has just rolled out this awesome line of watercolor products ~ Watercorlor Paint and Watercolor Brushes can be found on page 148 and the watercorlor paper is found on page 147 of the new Annual Inspirations Idea book.  Watercoloring is so cool it can be simple or as elaborate as you want it to be.  It is a great way to create custom backgrounds and adding a touch of color to you cards, scrapbook pages or any of your paper crafts. This month we have 8 consultants featuring artwork using this technique so you will definitely be inspired.  If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from MELISSA ROBINSON ’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

I had a lot of fun trying some new techniques with the watercorlors.  I designed two cards both of them are based around this months Stamp of the Month ~ Paper Garden S1509.

11707989_10207393099531945_1646831179381493893_oHere is my first card.

Paper Garden ~ #watercoloryourworld ~ #ctmhHelloLife ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis card was totally new for me as I have never tried anything like this before.  I started by stamping one of the flower images from this months SOTM Paper Garden on our new watercolor paper in whisper ink.  I then came back and watercolored over the image and the background.  After it had dried (I hurried things along by using my craft heater) I took my journaling pen and outlined the image.  At that point the black journal pen looked really hard so I decided to use my White Daisy re-inker with some water in a spray pens.  I sprayed this mixture over the image, which really helped to soften the image.

Here is the other card I created~Paper Garden ~ #watercoloryourworld ~ Watercolor ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this card I used a watercolor resist.  I stamped the Paper Garden image with the VersaMark and then used white embossing powder to heat emboss. I then used the watercolors to create the background.

List of products used for both cards:

Now hop on over to AGGIE PETERS’ Blog and see what she has created for you to day.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

  1. Melissa Robinson
  2. Catherine Nowak ~ You are Here
  3. Aggie Peters
  4. Sheila Bennett
  5. Priscilla Gotham
  6. Haley Dyer
  7. Darlys Recker
  8. Denise Elliott

Happy Crafting!

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September Stamp of the Month ~Paper Garden

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring September’s stamp of the month ~Paper Garden (S1509) a set of 10.


If you are coming here from  CHRIS ROBERTSON’s Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE. This month we have approximately 39 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

11707989_10207393099531945_1646831179381493893_oI love all the flowers on this stamp set.  So what came to mind was to make my own pattern paper with these fabulous flowers.  I chose some soft colors Glacier, Sweet Leaf and Champange paired with Zoe.

Paper Garden ~ SOTM ~ Zoe ~ catscrapbooking.comI added the sentiment on the inside of the card along with a little bit of detail.

Paper Gardens ~ SOTM ~ Zoe ~

Here is the full list of supplies used to create this card:

Your next stop is along this hop is DARLYS RECKER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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