Sunday, December 30, 2012

PDCC162 Play Date Cafe Challenge

Yipee I was chosen as one of the Fab 4, so excited.  Love The Play Date Cafe.

Here is what I made yesterday for The Play Date Cafe's challenge.  What better project to make on a snowy day than a snowy winter house.  I used my new Silhouette and the SVG File called Winter's Chill.  I had a lot of fun making a wreath out of The Twinery Twine.  I included some of the new colors that I got for
Christmas, thanks Santa.  I also didn't have vellum for the windows so I used a transparency and ran it through an embossing folder to give it some dimension like old glass.  Thanks for looking and happy Sunday.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Joy

Merry Christmas everyone.  I made this card using lots of lovely Trendy Twine.  It has been a lot of fun being on their team and I wish everyone the best of everything.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Hens' Den Merry 12/19/12

I love this paper line by My Mind's Eye, All is Bright.  The papers are stunning and the embellishments are so much fun.  I knew that I wanted to do a fire place with a Christmas tree beside it.  I freehand cut the tree and the fireplace.  The card is huge as a result 6X6" and will need a special envelope but it is for a special person so it is worth it.  I am very happy with how it came out.  Be sure to go to The Hens' Den store to check out all these wonderful goodies.

Title:  Merry by Anita Mulcahey Happy Paper Craft Happenings
1.  My Mind's Eye All is Bright 6X6" paper pad
2.  My Mind's Eye All is Bright Decorative Buttons, Twine and Rhinestones
3.  Tim Holtz Barn Door Distress Ink
Cutting Directions:
1.  Cut cream card stock 6 X 12" and fold in half.  Ink edges.
2.  Cut tan chevron paper into a 5 1/2" square.
3.  Cut a Christmas tree and fire place.
4.  Trim around doily shape with the word merry from your paper pad.
Assembly Instructions:
1.  Tape a piece of red twine to the back of your tree near the top and start threading buttons and chipboard  pieces down the length of your tree.  Repeat with the green twine.  Place a large jewel at the top of the tree.
2.  Add adhesive to the trunk of the tree and use the brown twine to make your trunk.  I run mine over the edge and then neatly trim with sharp scissors.
3.  Adhere tan chevron paper to center of card base.
4.  Add fireplace to the bottom right so that it lines up with the bottom of the chevron paper.
5.  Add your doily/merry cut out piece over to the right edge of the fire place so that you can see the word merry.
6.  Add your Christmas tree to the left side of your card with the larger bottom part just to the edge of the card base.  I popped my tree up.
7.  Thread two buttons and one chipboard button with twine and adhere to top left corner.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Inkido DT Call

Inkido is a wonderful company with lovely vintage type products and I am applying for their wonderful design team.  We were asked to submit five or six of our favorite projects and these are some of mine.  Wish me luck and you can check out their site here.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Merry Christmas from The Hens' Den

I just have to tell you how much I love Charlie and Cheri and how much they do for us Hens' Den ladies.  Cheri is going to be moving on and we will miss her terribly and I wish her all the best.  I was so happy when Charlie sent me my package of My Mind's Eye All is Bright papers and embellishments to work with this month.
Merry Christmas
Designed by Anita Mulcahey, Happy Paper Craft Happenings
Featuring:  My Mind's Eye, All is Bright
Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye, All is Bright
Twine:  My Mind's Eye, All is Bright 30 yards twine
Stickers:  My Mind's Eye, All is Bright, Layered Stickers
Staples:  Ranger Tiny Attacher
Acrylic Paper
Foil Paper:  Ranger
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Fiskars 1/8" hole punch
Cutting Directions:
1.  Cut green cardstock 4 1/4 X 5 1/2"
2.  Cut red chevron paper 4 X 5 1/4"
3.  Cut White notebook paper 3 X 4 1/4" 
3.  Cut a strip of acetate to fit banner die.
4.  Die cut three different sizes of ornaments using plain cardstock for the larger one.
5.  Cut the larger ornament out of the silver paper as well.
6.  Die cut fancy border for the top edge of your card.
Assembly Directions:
1.  Take the silver ornament and cut just below the bottom of the top part of the ornament.  This paper is sticky backed so stick it to your ornament.
2.  Add adhesive to cover the rest of the ornament and lay your twine in rows alternating color as desired.
3.  I usually leave extra over hanging the edge and then trim around it from behind with my best scissors.
4.  Die cut your banner from the acetate and then run through your Cuttlebug embossing folder.
5.  Punch holes in all three ornaments and string with twine.
6.  Layer the red chevron paper over the green cardstock and glue down.  
7.  Glue down the white notebook paper 3/4" down from the top of the card and 1" in from the left edge.
8. Cut acetate banner 4" long and adhere a little bit below the white notebook paper and 1/2" in from the left.
9.  Cut fancy border strip 4 X 5 1/4" and adhere across the notebook paper and over top of the acetate.  Staple into place.
10.  Adhere the smallest ornament under the corner of the acetate in the left corner of the chevron paper.
11.  Adhere the medium sized ornament just near the top of the fancy border.
12.  Adhere twine ornament on an angle under the medium ornament.
13.  Place Merry Christmas sticker lining up to the right edge of the card and at the bottom of the chevron paper.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Let it Snow Trendy Twine Holiday Tag

Here is my tag for our Holiday Tag Challenge at Trendy Twine this month.  Here is the challenge information:  
Theme:  Christmas/Holiday
Challenge:  Tags!  Show us your favorite holiday tags.  Must have a snowman, twine, and glitter. The link is below for the challenge.

Hope you have a chance to play along because Lesley always has a nice prize. You can find all the links below to the store where you can buy this awesome twine. I have to say this is my favorite color combination. My background paper is glitter paper from Doodlebug which I just love and which is a little hard to see in the photo. Also check out the blog to see what my fellow DT members have created and don't forget to check back tomorrow for the work from the rest of the team.

Trendy Twine Blog

Trendy Twine December Challenge


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thanks Card with Orange Truffle Accents

Anita here from Happy Paper Craft Happenings Blog.  I created this thank you card with the gorgeous Orange Truffle Trendy Twine which is on sale this month and you can buy here.  A lot of wonderful people have been helping me out since I had my knee replaced and this is a thank you card that I made for the lady who has been coordinating the yummy meals which have been delivered to my home.  I love chocolate with anything and the pop of orange in this twine is just fabulous.
Be sure to check out this month's challenge, there is a tiny bit more time to play along.  

Be well and until next time. Hugs,

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cherish Hens' Den with Simple Stories Generations

Designed by:  Anita Mulcahey,
Featuring:  Simple Stories Generations
Simple Stories Generations Home Sweet Home Patterned Paper
Simple Stories Generations Fundamentals Card Stock Stickers
Petaloo Color Me Crazy Birdhouses with Birds
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint, Antique Linen
Ranger Distress Ink, Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Maya Road Striped Ribbon, Olive
Cotton Crochet Ribbon, Cranberry
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Applicator
Cardstock, cream, cranberry and olive

Cutting Directions:
1.  Cut cream card stock to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2" and fold in half.
2.  Cut cranberry card stock 3 1/2 X 5".
3.  Cut olive card stock 4 3/4 X 3 1/4".
4.  Cut Simple Stories Home Sweet Home paper 4 1/2" wide by 3" high.  Plan your cut so that you have some of each of the cranberry, olive and cream colors.

Assembly Directions:
1.  Add a very thick layer of the crackle paint to the birdhouse and two of the birds.  I made sure my birds would be facing different directions.  After the paint was on I poked through the eyes of the birds and all the holes in the birdhouse so you could see the intricacies of the design.
2.  Once crackle paint is thoroughly dry, apply Walnut Stain ink with a foam applicator over the three chipboard pieces and set aside to dry.
3.  Fold cream card stock in half and ink the edges.
4.  Layer cranberry, olive and then Home Sweet Home papers and adhere to center of the card.
5.  Thread the Maya Road ribbon through the hole in the top of the birdhouse and use the Tiny Attacher to staple it together.
6.  Cut a length of the Cranberry ribbon 5 1/2" and glue down with the bottom part of the ribbon at 1" down from the top of the card.
7.  Locate the cherish ticket on the sticker strip and cut it out.  Pop it up in the right hand corner of the card.
8.  Attach birdhouse to center of your card and a bird on either side.

I Challenge with Imaginisce

Imaginisce had a really fun challenge weekend with six different challenges.  I completed them all.  I love these paper lines and my petal roller is my favorite tool as  you will see by all the flowers on my projects.

                                    Challenge 1 Sketch Challenge - Teacher's Pet Paper Line

Challenge #2 Stamping Challenge - Geek is Chic Paper Line, Geek is Chic Snag 'em Stamps

Challenge #3 Color Challenge - Geek is Chic Paper Line

 Challenge #4 Stitching- Splash Dance Paper Line

 Challenge #5 Black and White Photo - Garden Party 6 X 6 Paper Pad, Roly Rosies, Pinks

Challenge #6 Recipe Challenge- Cottage Christmas Paper Line, Christmas Cheer Die Cut

1 reused gift ribbon
2 present stickers
3 flowers
4 wooden numbers
5 different patterned papers

Thank you Imaginisce for a weekend of great fun.