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KatyI’m Katy, the Cavalier!  As you can see from the name of this blog, I’m the one in charge and supervise my human, Kim’s, comings and goings and I am especially involved when it comes to card making.  I am her muse.

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Technique Tuesday-Faux Cloisonne

Welcome to the third in my mixed media series.  Today; faux cloisonné.  I’ll be happy not to have to type that too many more times as it doesn’t roll right off my fingers onto the keyboard.  But let me show you the card I made for the hop, which you can find here, by the way.  If you’d to see the first two posts in this series, you can find them here and here.Friends wm 1

I have to say this picture is not the best when I’m trying to show you details.  The orange I used her is Tangerine Tango which is a soft orange, but this appears much brighter and darker, so the balance of the card is off as well.

To create the leaves, I found magazine pages with the general colors I wanted.  The picture doesn’t necessary matter…the colors are what you’re looking for.  Believe it or not, the leaves were created from a picture of…tomatoes.  In fact, this picture:


Using The Mighty Oak stamp set by Papertrey Ink, I selected the stamp that had the most open space for the magazine to show through.  I stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed using Gold Embossing Powder by Stampin’ Up.

Using the companion The Mighty Oak die, I cut the tree in a 4″ x 5 1/4″  Tangerine Tango panel.  This was attached to a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of Whisper White which was heat embossed around the edges with the same Gold Embossing Powder prior to placing them both on a card base of Early Espresso.   Even though there are dies for the leaves, it was actually easier to hand cut.  I placed them in the openings.  The tree trunk was cut out from specialty paper I purchased at Marco’s Papers, but it was long ago and I can’t find it now to tell you what it’s called.

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These images don’t look like much when you first stamp them on the magazine pages.  In fact, they look a mess.  But when you cut them out, it makes all the difference.  Let me show you.  Here is the Swallowtail Butterfly stamped on three different magazine pages:


And here they are, cut out.  They look better don’t they?



Merci Beaucoup

I love Country French design and drool over pictures of homes in the Provinces of France; the distressed woodwork and metals, mixed patterns, casual comfort and subdued hues just appeal to me.  So when I saw this Pazzles Craft Room EXCLUSIVE file, PCW Chicken Wire Card, I said, “Oui, oui, that card is for me”!  You can find this fabulous file (and many more) in the  Pazzles image library for PCW.  Here’s my card for my DT day at Paper Crafting World.

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You must subscribe to the Pazzles Craft Room to download this file, but you don’t have to own a Pazzles as they also come in the SVG format.   There are several subscription plans from which to choose.  Even if you only join for one month, you’d be able to download lots of amazing files.  You can preview them here.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut this using Stampin’ Up’s Basic Black, So Saffron and Whisper White (for inside).  The patterned paper is Graphic 45’s French Country collection.  I changed the greeting provided to “merci beaucoup”.  I added a bit of “ooh la la” in the form of gold embellishments as I can’t leave well enough alone.

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For the inside, I brushed off my French to come up with an appropriate sentiment.  Apparently, I didn’t remember enough to help, so I enlisted the help of Google Translate and made this using the AlwaysHere and Apple Garamond fonts in black.  I brought the rooster in from the front and converted it to print only and used the sunflowers in the patterned paper as a cue for the flowers.

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In addition to the Pazzles site I mentioned above, I wanted to make you aware Paper Crafting World has a sale going on…50% discount on orders over $10.00  Yup, HALF OFF!


That’s all for today!


Happy Birthday Set

Today is my day to post on the Miss Kate Cuttables blog.  Miss Kate has an incredible Design Team and I have to admit I’m a bit intimidated by the talent there.  But that’s a good thing as it will keep me on my toes.

For my project I used the Happy Birthday Title, but I had a little fun with it, turning it into a card, tag and gift bag set.   I saw a video on Jennifer McGuire’s blog, making a stacked card front with a die cut and I was cure I could use a Miss Kate’s cut file to do something similar…even better since it’s so much easier than using dies.

Let me show you the card first and then I’ll tell you a bit about how it came together.

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I sized the title for the card front and then created a quarter-inch offset for the white border.  Then I centered the offset in a 4″ x 5 1/2″ rectangle and ran a cut line across the card, slightly above center.  To set it up for cutting, I placed the title back inside the offset and cut this in five different colors.  I also cut the party “confetti” with each color.

As you can see from the picture I slightly offset each panel by about 1/16″.  I trimmed both top and bottom to allow a 1/4″ space to allow the card base to show.   The Birthday was also layered which looks really cool from the side as you can see all the colors.

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I then placed the layers for the candle on top and the various pieces of the confetti.  I applied Crystal Effects to the candle base and Wink of Stella to the flame.

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I cut the happy and attached it on the top of the card and coated it with Crystal Effects.  I use a precision tip bottle to apply it.   Once everything was attached, I sprayed it liberally with Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle Spray.   Love this stuff!

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Taking my cues from the title, I created the sentiment for inside the card.  I used the balloon which is included with the cut file.  I created lines the same colors as the layers on the front.

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I enlarged the candle and confetti and placed them on the front of a dollar store gift bag.  I spritzed that with the same shimmer spray and coated the flame with Wink of Stella.


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Then I shrunk the card front to make this adorable tag.  I printed the birthday on the white card stock rather than cut it as it was too small to cut.   I punched a small circle on the side and ran some Bakers Twine through it.


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And here’s the set all together.  Ready for the next birthday celebration.

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Hope you like my trio and are inspired to try one yourself.  When you look at the prices of gift bags and tags, you’ll be glad you did.




Technique Tuesday-Mixed Media/Bubble Wrap

Welcome to the second in my Mixed Media series following our technique blog hop.  You can see the actual Blog Hop is here and the first post in the series is here.

This card uses bubble wrap.  I knew I wanted to use it, so I worked the card design around it.  Bubble wrap made me think of packing…packing made me think of moving…and the idea was born.

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I didn’t stop at the bubble wrap though.  The box is cut from chipboard.  A clip art image of a box was “deconstructed” in my Silhouette and made into four pieces so that I could make it appear dimensional and give me room to tuck the kitchen dishes.    I sponged the edges of the box with Crumb Cake ink.  I wrote on the side of the box rather than use a font to make it look unprofessional.  If you’d like the cut file for the box, I’m happy to share it with you.

The dishes are from the Summer Box Cards Kit from SVGCuts.  I remembered them from when I made this card and thought they would work perfectly.  And they did.  The plates were cut from Photo Paper, the glasses from vellum from old stash and the silverware from Brushed Silver card stock (sadly retired by SU).

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I tiled the wall with vellum as well.  I ran it through my Xyron to get even coverage of adhesive.  Let me tell you, it took me almost as long to “tile” this card as it would have a kitchen wall.  To make the job easier, I printed 3/4″ blocks on a piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ leaving a bit of space in between.  For the grout, of course.  If you ever want to tile a card, let me know and I’ll send you the template.

I wanted to create a sentiment about friendship being valuable and fragile and needing protection, as in bubble wrap.   Despite my original intention, this is what I ended up with and I’m happy with it.  The font is AR Cena and was color matched to the vellum.  I also brought in the cut files for the dish, glass and silverware and converted them to print only.

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I have plans to make a few other cards with bubble wrap to share with you.   Hopefully some day soon.  Too many ideas…not enough time.

Next week I’ll be sharing a bit more about faux cloisonné.

I also submitted this to the Crafty Boots Challenge –  All Squared Up



CASE a Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the CASE a Card Blog Hop


Remember the old kids game, Telephone? You know, the one where a secret is told to the first person in line and then they tell what they think they heard to the next person and they tell the next person and so on and so on. At the end of the line, the person says what they heard and the first person tells what they originally said and laughter erupts because the two things are nothing alike.

Well today’s hop plays that game, but with card making instead of secrets. We took one card created by Alicia and sent it to the next blogger who then C.A.S.E.d the card (copy and steal everything) and sent her card on to the next blogger who C.A.S.E.d it and sent her card to the next blogger and…well, you get the idea.

When you are done hopping you’ll see how different or maybe how similar the last card is to the first.

We’d like to say a HUGE THANKS to our sponsor today.


Theresa is giving away a $20 Stampin’ Up Gift Certificate to one lucky winner AND take 10% off any order placed through her (not available on website) by September 30th.  Email her at scrapsbygracie AT gmail.com with your order.

All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs.  It really is that easy.  If you subscribe to my blog via e-mail and help me reach my goal of 100 followers, you will entered in my card bundle give-away.   If you prefer to follow via Bloglovin or Networked Blog, don’t worry as you’ll be included in the drawing.

You should have arrived here from Connie’s blog. If you’re starting here you might want to start at Alicia’s blog so you don’t miss a thing.  However you arrived, I’m so glad you’re here.

Here’s my card:

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I loved the colors of Connie’s card, so they were a definite keeper, but I reversed them.  I cut the card base from Soft Sky card stock using a Kolette Hall cut file.

The hearts Connie had on her card remained, but now they’re in the background paper.  The digital patterned paper is from the You Can Be My Cowgirl Kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs.   I changed the colors of this paper to match the flowers, sequins and rhinestones.

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I kept the circle feature, but changed the card to a gate-fold with the circle in the middle.  The dots she had on the card front were translated to the eyelet in the scalloped circle.   I cut it from Marina Mist with a center circle of Pink Pirouette.

I kept the flower feature, but I cut mine from Blushing Bride card stock with a 3D layering flower by Samantha Walker.  Copied the bling and put a large rhinestone, colored with Copics.

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Inside, on a panel of Whisper White, I created the greeting.  I used Alex Brush and Times New Roman fonts, color matched to the Marina Mist and Blushing Bride card stocks.

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Here’s a close-up of the greeting.  I added a flourish and a small rhinestone to finish it off.

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Thanks so much for hopping with us!  Next up is my blogging buddy, Jearise.  Have fun!  Here’s the entire line up in case you get lost:



Monthly Challenge at Miss Kate Cuttables-Travel

If you’re looking for my Technique Tuesday-Mixed Media post, please click here.  But don’t leave ’til you check out my first ever DT project for Miss Kate Cuttables’ September Challenge.

I’m super excited to share some news which I had to keep secret ’til now….I’m the newest design team member for Miss Kate Cuttables.  As the Silhouette is my first love in card making, this is like a match made in heaven.  Let me tell you a bit about Miss Kate Cuttables.   Better yet, here it is in their words,

Here at Miss Kate I, (Kate),make SVG files, PNG files, and JPG files to use in your scrapbooks, cards, or other paper crafting projects. I have been designing SVGs on a daily basis for forever, and I know how to make files that are easy to cut, easy to layer, and will make your scrapbooks pop!

I have been using her files for some time now and have to agree they are easy to work with…and fun!  And here’s something else about Miss Kate Cuttables you are going to love…they offer a freebie every day.  That’s right; a FREEBIE EVERY DAY!!  And you can get yours here.   I’ll wait if you want to go get it now, but don’t forget to come back!

MKC has a themed monthly challenge on their Facebook Page starting the second Tuesday of the month running through the fourth Tuesday.  The winner is announced the following Friday.  You can get all the details on Facebook but clicking on that link above.  This month’s theme is travel.

Here’s the card I made:

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I used a number of cut files to make this card.  The globe comes from First Day of 4th Grade file, the Airplane is a separate file (there were several great airplane files I could have used).  The greeting on the flip side of the globe is the World Traveler file.  Here’s a peek at those files:


I resized the globe to 5 1/2″ high.  I debated over making the card in the shape of the globe but decided I wanted to just have that shaped right edge.  To do that, I lined the globe up to the bottom and right edge of the card front (I created a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ rectangle with a score line at 4 1/4″).  Using the subtract option in my Silhouette’s modify window, I removed the areas to the right of the globe.

I also decided I wanted to suspend the globe from clear string and to spin (more about that later).  So, in my design screen, I placed the globe where I wanted it and then created a .063 offset to make an opening slightly larger than the globe.  To get really technical, I copied that offset and pasted it in front; then I selected that front circle and the globe stand, grouped them and moved them off the card front.  All that did was enable me to cut the midsection from the stand as I didn’t want it to extend beyond the circle opening in the card front.  That remaining offset circle should be grouped with the card base so it stays perfectly aligned when cutting.  Clear as mud, right?

I cut the card base from Very Vanilla card stock.  The base of the globe was cut from Mossy Meadow Textured Card Stock.  I used Island Indigo for the water.  Very Vanilla was also used for my print and cut greeting and sentiment, the same size as the globe.  Finally, Basic Black for the globe stand.

I used Stampin’ Up’s Going Places paper stack for the background paper.  For the front, I used the right side of the card base to cut the DSP.  The colors in this paper are Lost Lagoon, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  I wanted some green in there as well, so I got my Mossy Meadow ink pad out and picked up some color with an Aqua Painter and lightly brushed randomly.  I cut the paper for inside the card to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (after you attach it, trim off any excess from the right side).

As for my print and cuts, I converted the world traveler to print only and centered that on a Very Vanilla circle.  I converted the plane to print only and used that as an accent for my sentiment.  I typed the sentiment with Ballpark font as it was the closest match I had to the word “traveler”  Thinking this World Traveler would be a beautiful cut file…I decided to make a travel journal to go with this card using it on the front.

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Still with me?  Now for assembly.  I attached my clear string with double-sided tape directly to the card front.  To make sure my placement was accurate, I placed the globe stand in place and marked on either side of the top and bottom of the globe “holders”.  I placed my string in the middle of those two marks, top and bottom.  Next, I placed my World Traveler, right side down, centered on the circle and attached the string to it with more double-sided tape.  The Mossy Meadow circle went on top…I used Tombow Liquid Adhesive for this to give myself wiggle room to get the two circles centered perfectly. The water needed some dimension, but I didn’t want something as deeply embossed as I would get with an embossing folder. I pulled out an ancient letter-press plate with a slight wave to it…perfect!  Next I attached the DSP, again with Liquid Adhesive.  Last step for the front of the card was to emboss the globe stand with Clear Embossing Powder and attached that.

This is when I discovered what I guess should have been obvious from the get-go.  If you look at the globe cut file, the globe is not centered on the stand and is slightly angled…as a result, it certainly wouldn’t spin in a round circle as the sides are not equal.  So it’s not a spinner…it’s a flipper 😉  No one would know I didn’t intend it that way unless I tell them…which I probably would.  In fact, I just did.

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Okay, so the inside is a snap.  Slap on that piece of DSP, trim excess where necessary and attach that circle centered under the globe and done.  If you’re still with me after all that, I applaud you.

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I hope you’ll enter the challenge I mentioned above.  If you do, tell ’em Katydid Cards sent you!



Technique Tuesday-Mixed Media/Mesh

Welcome to my newest follower, Alicia.  Alicia and I are blog hop buddies and I’m just so thrilled she is now following my blog, so I get to connect with her more than once or twice a month.

This is my first post in a series of four following the Mixed Media Technique Blog Hop.  If you missed it, you can hop along here.   Here’s the card I made for the hop:

Card I made for the September Technique Blog Hop-Mixed Media. In this case, mesh.

I made this card using a cut file from the Fun and Games Kit I purchased from SVGCuts.  If you link, you’ll see there are great sports-themed 3D items along with this card.   It includes a piece for inside the tennis racquet, but I decided plastic canvas (mesh) would look really great.  I found the plastic canvas in the sewing section of the craft store.  If you’re not familiar with it, this is what it looks like.

It’s easy to cut, I used the scissors I purchased years ago for cutting red rubber stamps.  To get the proper size, I placed the canvas under the racquet and traced around the inside.  I cut slightly outside that line.  With the scrap, I cut a thin strip to place down the handle.    To attach the pieces in between the front and back of the racquets, I used Ranger Multi Medium as it provides a really good bond.   I placed something heavy on top until they dried.  Once they were dry, I wrapped the handles with Washi tape (retired SU).

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I cut the remaining pieces; the base from Old Olive card stock and Sports Crazy digital patterned paper by Digilicious Design.  I color-matched the tennis ball to the paper before printing and cutting.  This would have been a perfect place to use flock, but I didn’t have the right colors…too green or too yellow.  So if left it as is and attached it with a dimensional.

Before I added the remaining pieces, I placed a length of 1/8″ of double-sided tape below the patterned paper and covered it with micro beads.   I thought they were white, but they were clear.  Had I known that, I would have placed a white strip of paper under the beads.

After attaching the racquets to the card, (the bottom racquet was attached with Ranger Multi Medium and the top with dimensionals.  After I attached them, I coated the patterned paper with Crystal Effects.  I used a fine tip applicator to small areas like this.

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I  printed the greeting in Old Olive using Birmingham Bold and Blackjack fonts before cutting it.  The same fonts were used on the inside of the card.  I tried to incorporate tennis lingo in the sentiment and it worked our rather well.  I found the cute saying on the left on the Internet…sounds like a bumper sticker.

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Here’s another card I made with the “mesh” scaled down a bit.   It’s tulle, actually.   The card base was cut with a file I purchased in the Silhouette store.  I used the tulle behind the gown’s skirt and glitter paper behind the bodice and black satin ribbon behind the tuxedo.  The tulle didn’t show sufficiently, so I placed a piece of silver embossed vellum behind it.  I sandwiched it all between two layers of card stock.

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See you next week with the second in this series.



A Bushel of Thanks

Before I begin my regular post, I want to take a moment to welcome Kelli as my newest Bloglovin follower.  I’m so happy you’ve joined our little family, Kelli.  You are now entered to win a card bundle when I reach 100 e-mail followers (but Bloglovin and Networked Blog followers are included in the drawing).  Twenty-five more followers to go, so tell your friends about Katydid Cards!

It’s my day to post for Paper Crafting World and I’ve got a project for you today using the Apples in Basket CF and I’m really excited to show you what I did with it.

Here’s a picture of the cut file:

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And here’s my card:

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As you can see, I turned this into a box card and, even if I do say so myself, it turned out great!  It took a bit to get it to work, but it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be.  I traced around the basket to make the front of the card.  To make the sides, I manipulated the basket to the width I wanted and traced around that.  So now I have a full basket for the front and half a basket for each side.  I then flattened the bottom so it would sit properly and created the tabbed side and score lines.  Let me show you what that looks like thus far:

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Next, I arranged the apples as I wanted them in the basket.   When I was happy with it, I traced around the entire image and set that aside for later.  Now, since it’s a box card, I needed to make several inserts.  I made the rectangles and then welded the shapes where they should be on each insert.  Welding them gives a back support for the apples.  So this next step looks like this:

InsertsRemember that traced image we put aside?  Well, we’re bringing it back and welding it into a copy of the box front, turning it into the back of the box.  Here’s a look at that:

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I didn’t have to do this extra step, but I wanted a nice box back on which to put my sentiment and this way you don’t see the backs of the inserts.  Let me show you a few more pictures to help you better understand what I’m saying.

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For the back, I did an internal offset to create the panel for the sentiment.  I used the Blackjack font in brown.  Here’s a look at that:

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I encourage you to try making a card like this in your e-cutter.   If you purchase the Apples in Basket CF and show me proof of purchase, I will share this cut file with you.

Don’t forget Paper Crafting World has a sale going on now.  Get 50% off when you purchase $10.00.  Be sure to use the code to get your discount.

Paper Crafting World Sale


Smarty Pants Blog Hop

If you’re looking for the Technique Blog Hop-Mixed Media, please click here.


Welcome to the Smarty Pants Blog Hop




Thank you for joining us with a blog hop dedicated to all the smart kids out there starting school and the amazing people who teach them! Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!


One lucky winner will win a $20 gift card to shop the many fantastic files in their shop!

Be sure to check out their shop online HERE

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Follow their blog HERE for freebies and inspiration!

What do you need to do to win? Easy… become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.Winner will be announced on Wednesday 9/14/16 at Connie Can Crop.Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Let’s head on it to the classroom to see what I’ve brought you!

My first card uses the Bears with Backpack Sitting CF from our sponsor, Paper Crafting World.  I paired it with a Backpack Gift Box I made using a cut file by Megan Hardy.  The set makes for a nice way to celebrate “back to school”.

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I picked my patterned paper first, Retro from SEI and let that dictate the other colors I used.  The blue on the backpack is the flip side of the paper.  I used the left over paper to cut the backpack on the card.  The bear was cut from scraps as well.  The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler.  The shimmery red paper has been in my stash forever, but I don’t know where I got it.  Before I attached it, I embossed it with the Seeing Spots embossing folder.

Next up a card for a teacher…heck, they have a first day back at school, too.  I made this cute card using a cut file from My Scrap Chick.  Again I used some ancient patterned paper as well as some buttons and ribbon sitting for at least 10 years.

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I wanted to share another picture of this card because you can’t really tell the apple is made from Red Foil paper.  The card base and leaf are from a green metallic paper I got from Marco’s Papers.

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This card  would be perfect for the first day of school.  A bit of encouragement in the form of a card made with a cut file from the School Days Kit by SVGCuts.  In addition to this cute note card, the kit has a 3D pencil box and school-house box, another card, a layout and a folder full of extras.

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I was able to cut this entire card from scraps, mostly Stampin’ Up.  The button and bakers twine are also from Stampin’ Up…my go to for mostly everything.

Finally, I want to share a layout of my student, Katy!   This was her graduation from Puppy Obedience.


Grab your hall pass, because now you’re off the my talented friend, Christi’s, blog.  I know she’s got something amazing for you because I got a sneak peek!

And don’t forget to check out the this month’s challenge at Connie Can Crop!! Connie Can Crop Challenge #50


projects are due 11:59 P.M. Friday, September 30th (Pacific Time)

Here’s the full line up today, just in case you get lost:



September Technique Blog Hop-Mixed Media

Welcome to the September Technique Blog Hop


It’s month nine of our year-long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products.  This month we are using Mixed Media on our projects.  You won’t want to miss the amazing and fun projects we’ve got for you today.

We hope you got the chance to hop with us each of the previous month; but if you haven’t, it’s not too late to hop and comment to be entered into our prize drawing.  If you missed the previous months, you can click on the month to be taken directly to the start of that month’s hop.

January-Emboss Resist   February-Ink Layering   March-Inlaid Die Cutting   April-Shaker Cards   May-Spinner Cards   June-Step Cards   July-Watercoloring   August-Baby Wipes

We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today’s hop and if you become a follower on my blog you will be entered in a card bundle give-away when I reach 100 e-mail subscribers (although my Networked Blogs and Bloglovin followers will be included in the drawing).  Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Blitsy.com or a Stampin’ Up gift certificate (Winner’s Choice).

If you arrived here from my friend and fellow blogger, Theresa, you’re in the right place.  If you came here first, you may want to start the hop at the beginning so you don’t miss anything and have the opportunity to comment to be entered to win.  However you came to be here, I’m just so happy you’ve joined me today!

When I first saw this month’s technique was Mixed Media I quaked in my boots.  I had it in my head that mixed media project had to include a wide variety of unusual things all lumped together on one surface.  I found this by Googling mixed media:

Mixed Media Art

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Trying to figure out what I was going to make within that description really taxed my tired old brain.  But I came up with several ideas with which I was “sort of” comfortable…I did everything short of dumpster diving to find what I needed.  After all that, I went back and actually read a description of mixed media Theresa had kindly provided us and realized I made this so much more difficult than it needed to be.  But I was committed to the ideas (or maybe should be committed ;-), so I forged on.

My first project employs plastic canvas, washi tape and micro beads with a side of Liquid Crystal.

First card I made for the Mixed Media Technique Blog Hop. This card employs plastic canvas, washi tape and micro beads to name a few things.

Next up, I used chipboard and bubble wrap to make this cute card to give a friend who is moving.  I also used various types of papers in the making of this card…that’s mixed, right?

My second card for the Mixed Media Technique Blog Hop. I used chipboard, bubble wrap and various types of paper.

This next technique has been around for such a long time, but I’ve never tried it.  It seems to fit the mixed media category, so I gave it a go.  It’s faux cloisonné.  This mixed media actually uses… media!  One mutilated magazine later I had this.

For my third card in the Mixed Media Technique Blog Hop I made a card using faux cloisonne, embossing and specialty paper.

My final card uses…toilet paper.  Yup, toilet paper.  I told you I dug deep for ideas.  Actually I saw a video which inspired me to try this.  I’ll share a link to it in my follow-up series on this technique.  In addition to the toilet paper, I used embroidery floss and ribbon.

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Up next is Claudia who has become a good friend and a real inspiration…I’m sure you’ll love what she has for you.

Lost?  Here’s the line-up for today’s participants: