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.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Lesley Trendy Twine Hop

Hi Everyone:
It's Lesley's birthday and the DT decided to do a hop and send her a whole bunch of love to celebrate the awesome person she is.  You should have come here from Karen's blog and next you should be hopping to Izzy's blog.  If you didn't come to my blog via that way you can start at the beginning of the hop at the Trendy Twine Blog.  Can't wait to see what everyone created.    I used Lime Licorice which you can buy in the store.

Stamps Used:  Gina K Petals and Wings
Patterned Paper Used:  Echo Park, For the Record 2
Markers:  Tim Holtz Distress Markers

Happy birthday Lesley, hope it is the best one yet.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Family is Everything The Hens' Den November Card

Hi Everyone:
Family is everything to me and this gorgeous paper line called Generations by Simple Stories was perfect for me to work with to create a lovely card for my family.  I had my knee replaced 5 weeks ago today and it is a long process but I am getting there and I don't know what I would have done without my family, especially my dear hubby for helping me get through my rehab.  Love you all, family and friends who are honorary family members.  Don't forget to check out The Hens' Den Store for all of these items as well as many more wonderful goodies.  Charlie takes such good care of us. Also, upload your creations to the gallery, you know we want to give you some love and drool.
Anita Mulcahey, Happy Paper Craft Happenings
Featuring: Simple Stories, Generations
Patterned Paper:  Simple Stories (Always and Forever, Flash Cards, Home Sweet Home, Live, Laugh, Love)
Stickers:  Simple Stories, Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers
Bird Cage:  Petaloo Color Me Crazy
Bling:  Theresa Collins, Blingage, Jamie's Gems
Flower:  Prima, Innoscence 2
Distress Stains:  Fired Brick, Peeled Paint
Ribbon:  Scalloped Trim .25 inch brown

Cutting Instructions:
1.  Using patterned paper listed above cut 9 pieces at 3/4" by 6 inches long.
2.  Cut a plain piece of cardstock 5 X 6".
3.  Cut cranberry cardstock 4 X 5 1/4".
4.  Cut the olive cardstock 4 1/4 X 5 1/2".

Assembly Instructions:
1.  Arrange your strips to create whatever type of design you would like for your background.
2.  Apply your strips to the cardstock base running horizontally.  I used a wet glue because you need the strength to hold what up end being some very small pieces of paper.
3.  Put your cardstock base into your trimmer so that the strips are running horizontally and make your cuts vertically 4 at 3/4", 3 and 1/2" and 2 at 1/4".
4.  Stagger your strips and use wet glue to adhere to your cardstock base.  Trim to 3 3/4 X 5".
5.  Use Distress Stains to dye your bird cage, bird and flowers.  I used a pain brush to do the leaves and used my craft mat to dab a bit of ink on so that I could control where it went on the flower.
6.  Pop Up the word family from the sticker sheet on vanilla cardstock and then cut around.
7.  Tie a 5" ribbon piece to the top of the bird cage.
8.  Prepare card base using cardstock that is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2".
9.  Adhere Olive and then Cranberry layer.
10.  Attach Bargello layer.
11.  Pop up birds on cage and attach to left side of the card, up from the bottom 1/8" and in from the left at 1/4".
12.  Attach flower right next to bird cage.
13.  Adhere family sentiment to right top corner and three gems to the bottom right of the card.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Doodlebug Holiday Advent Boxes

Aren't these just too cute.  I am having a blast playing with my Silhouette Cameo.  I made this with an SVG file from SVG Cuts.  I just love these Doodlebug papers and was so glad to have all the cute embellishments to go with them.  I am making these for my daughter and going to send them to her at college.  Shhh, it is a surprise. I am looking for fun things to put in them.

Paper Line:  Doodlebug Santa's Workshop
SVG File:  Advent Calendar Trees
Embellishments:  Doodlebug Santa's Workshop


Monday, November 5, 2012

Trendy Twine November Challenge Post Orange Truffle

Hi Everyone:
Happy Monday.  Here is my challenge creation for Trendy Twine using this gorgeous Orange Truffle twine which is on sale this month in the store.  I made this basket for my hubby who has been taking such good care of me since my knee replacement surgery.  Love ya honey.  I used my brand new Silhouette Cameo for this project and just love how easy it is  to use.  I put the gorgeous twine around the top of the box as well as a cute bow on the branch my owl is sitting on.  You have just go to get some of this gorgeous twine.

 Many Thanks! Create a project for someone in your life you are most thankful for. Must have the color brown, stitching (Faux or Real), and Twine. Trendy Twine Blog/Store and Challenge location

See you at the end of the month.  Hugs,