Saturday, April 30, 2016

Eclectic Ellapu May 2016 Challenge - Anything Goes!

For my first post as a new member of the Eclectic Ellapu Pink Design Team, I am showing my gratitude for being chosen for the design team by posting this thank you card. This month's challenge is Anything Goes; please share your papercrafting projects!

Earlier this year, a set of Spellbinders Opulent Ovals and a Death Cab For Cutie album from my Amazon wishlist showed up in the mail randomly. Turned out that my mother-in-law had just sent me a little post-Christmas surprise. As a thank you, the first thing I made with my new Opulent Ovals dies was this card.

The card base was cut from a Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle die, three layers are from the Opulent Ovals set, and one is from the Labels Twenty-Four set.

{crafted while listening to Denison Witmer's "Philadelphia Songs" and "Are You A Dreamer?" albums}

Monday, April 25, 2016

"Duck & Cover" ATC

A while back, I was getting ready to mail some books to friends as out-of-the-blue presents and decided the books needed a little somethin' somethin' to round out the package. That something turned out to be homemade bookmarks that doubled as notes explaining why these friends were receiving these books on no occasion. After the bookmarks were made, I was left with scrap background paper that I had created using Distress Inks, a Heidi Swap script background stamp, Deep Red Stamps' Grunge Borders stamps, and Lindy's Stamp Gang Burnt Umber Moon Shadow Mist.

Separately, I had stamped a page full of new Santoro portrait-like rubber stamps, and had slowly been coloring them in using different mediums. I combined some of the leftover bookmark background paper with a colored & fussy-cut Santoro image, then added some brown baker's twine and tea-dyed lace for this ATC. It is titled "Duck & Cover", because that seemed appropriate for my week.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

My First Pocket Letter

This has taken me months to post since I forgot to take pictures right away, but here is the first pocket letter I ever made! If you are not familiar with pocket letters, or have heard about them but do not know what they are all about, check out Janette Lane's blog for a rundown.


The thematic saturation of a recent Jane Austen-themed crafting session had not fully worn off, so the excess Austen crafting energy went into this pocket letter. It was a lot of fun. Three of the cards can be colored by the recipient, and another includes accordion-folded paper for a short letter. The stamps are from both Papertrey Ink's and Oxford Impression's Jane Austen sets.

{crafted while listening to Florence + The Machine's "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful"}