Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Spring Eclipse Card

Hello everyone,

Today I am sharing my March DT inspiration for EclecticEllapu.  The theme this month is “Spring is coming”.   I decided to do an Eclipse card.  You can find a number of inspirational cards using this technique on Pinterest and You Tube.   The supplies I used were: 110# CS white for the base card, Stampin UP Always Artichoke for the mats and the 65# white cardstock for the focal point.  I cut the letters out on my Cricut Explore Air 2- I used the Plantin School Book cartridge.  I used Stampin UP Stampin Write Markers Amethyst, Artichoke, and Chocolate Chip to colour the flowers and the stamp set was also from Stampin Up- Water Color Trio (I think this one is long since retired).   I made a matching envelope using my We R Memory Keepers Punch Board.  The letters are popped up using foam squares.   
Until next time…


Friday, February 16, 2018

Mardi Gras Card

Howdy folks,
Just popping in to share a quick card I made for Mardi Gras.  I’m posting a little late.  I made the card on Mardi Gras Day (St. Valentine’s Day).  I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 for all the elements, including the “Happy”.  I just love my Cricut and highly recommend that if you don’t have one and you are planning to get one; either get the Air 2 or the Cricut Maker.  The only other supplies I used is purple, yellow, green, and white cardstock and my Tombow Mono Adhesive.  This was a super simple and super quick card.  Well, that’s it for tonight.   Until next time, have a blessed Lent.


Monday, February 5, 2018

Simple Valentine's Day Card

Hello everyone,
Here is a really quick and simple tent fold Valentine's Day Card.  I made this card using scraps and test die cuts.  The supplies are: White CS from Michael's (Recollection brand #65), Red CS (Christmas Red #65) from Hobby Lobby , Avery Elle Postage Stamp Die, Stampin' Up Love Notes Framelits Dies.  The finished card is 3 and  7/16 x 4 and  11/16.  The sentiment is from Mama Elephant called "Sweetest Greetings". 

Joyce aka the Duchess of the Glenn


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

St. Valentine's Day Shaker Tag

Hello Everyone,

It is the first challenge of 2018 at Eclectic Ellapu.  This month’s challenge is “Anything Goes”.   This month has a lot inspiration such as St. Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, Lent, the Olympics, Black History Month, the Superbowl and so on.  For my project I chose to make a St. Valentine’s Day Shaker Tag.   I used some Kraft, Red, Pink, Black, and White cardstock.  The Pink, Red, and White cardstock are from Stampin’ UP!   The black cardstock is from Michael’s Recollection, and the Kraft is from Hobby Lobby Paper Studios.  I used some red and white Baker’s Twine, some glitter cardstock from JoAnn’s, acetate sheets from Michael’s, some black foam tape, Spellbinder’s ATC Die D-Lites, Tim Holtz Side Kick and the Side Order that comes with the machine.  I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks-Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and touch of Walnut Stain.  I filled the tag with little hearts cut from my Momenta heart die.    Can’t wait to see what you create this month!  
close up of the little hearts

Monday, January 29, 2018

Popcorn Treat Boxes

Oooh wee y'all, 
 I am cutting it close with this post.  My goal is to do one post per month in addition to the design team post.  By-the-way you still have a couple of days to participate in the Eclectic Ellapu December challenge.  The theme is Christmas-can be a gift or anything festive.    And now on to my January post.  I held my 1st of 4 in-office meetings for my team this month.  I have 16 employees and I wanted to give them a little something that wasn’t too expensive, fun, and practical.    I found these adorable little popcorn treat boxes at Tuesday Morning.  They were perfect, they came 8 in a pack and they were $2.49 each.   I also found some perfectly matched napkins with the gold strips at Walmart (party section).    I filled each treat box with 2 packs of Orchard Valley  snacks packs, Jolly Rancher Hard Candies, Soft Peppermints, a small Hand Sanitizer, and the individual packs of Kleenex.   I put each one in the large Celebrate-It Clear Treat bags.  I made the rosette using the Tim Holtz die, 2 Stampin’ UP! Circle punches, some WE R Memory Keepers ACC 3x5 Pad Metal Foil cardstock (one of the circles and the flag pennant), and some black and white straws from Walmart (party section).  I used an old JustRite Cling stamp set called Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty for the greeting and finished the treats boxes off with some black balloon ribbon.   I did 16 altogether it took me 7 hours in total over 2 days.  I prepped the boxes and rosettes the day before and everything else I did the next day. 

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