Thursday, May 28, 2020

Beautiful Floral Bouquet Card with I Am Roses

Hey, Crafty Friends!! 
I'm back with another gorgeous card for I Am Roses today!

We often take for granted just how just simply being here is a gift. Especially now, during these crazy and unsure times, we must remember that each new day is not promised, and cherish each moment. Small gestures, like video chatting, telephone calls, or even sending a handmade card, can make people feel connected. 

So, I created a card that reminds me of how lucky I am. I have family, friends, my health, a roof over my head, food on the table, and clothes on my back... I may not have all the things I want but I have all the things I NEED... I am Beyond Blessed.

Supplies Used

I Am Roses Products

Other Products
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Magnetic Platform (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Doily (Sizzix)
Foliage and Leaves 1 Dies (Dress My Craft)
Creative Station (Xyron)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Big Chat (Advantus)
Patterned Paper (DCWV)
Shimmer- Yellow Cardstock (DCWV)
110 lb. White Cardstock (Accent)
Green Cardstock (Core'dinations)
Clear-drying Liquid Glue

I can't say this enough... I LOVE LOVE LOVE my tall cards!! And it's been a little while since I last made one soooo... why not?!

I made a slimline (#10 card) by folding a 9 1/4" x 7 1/2" piece of white 110 lb cardstock in half vertically to make a 9 1/4"x 3 3/4" card base.

I used my Xyron Mega Runner to attach a 9" x 3 1/2" piece of patterned glitter cardstock to the front.

I ran a piece of Yellow Shimmer cardstock through my  Xyron Creative Station and die cut a Doily using my Sizzix Big Shot and Magnetic Platform

Then I peeled the protective film backer and attached the die cut doily to the front of my card.

I cut several leaves with my Foliage and Leaves 1 Dies from green cardstock and arranged them onto my doily.

Then I arranged my bouquet of flowers...

 I started with  I Am RosesYellow Gardenias. I used 2. These are quite big.

Then tucked a couple of Achillea Cottage Flowers in between the gardenias and nestled 2 White Lillies alongside them.

Next, I added 2- Aqua 2 Layers Full Bloom Flowers, one atop and one below.

Then. I finished it off with more Achillea Cottage Flowers.

I attached all my flowers to my card front using a strong clear drying liquid glue.

For the finishing touch,  I used words from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Big Chat stack. I like that these are individual pre-cut and self-adhesive words so I can build and create my own sentiments.

And here is my finished card...

I absolutely love how this card turned out. And unlike real flowers, these won't wilt or die and will always stay beautiful. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Until next time...

Friday, May 15, 2020

Handmade Floral Pocket Notebook

Hi, Crafty Friends!! It's that time again ... 
It's time for another I Am Roses Blog Challenge!!

Today, I'll show you how I made this Handmade Pocket Notebook that I've decorated with beautiful I Am Roses Flowers.

Let's get started!

I Am Roses Products Used

Other Products Used
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangles (Sizzix)
Mat Board (Sizzix)
Garden Harvest Collection Pack (Jillibean Soup)
Polkadot Paper - Blue, Yellow
Gingham Paper -Light Blue 
150 Sticker Maker (Xyron)
Square Punch (Epiphany Crafts)
Square Rhinestone Charm (Epiphany Crafts)
Paper Trimmer
Elastic Cording
Rhinestone Slide
Acrylic Beads
2" Fine Chain
Claw Closure
Jewelry Pliers
2 mm Elastic Cording
4" x 6" Notebooks
Liquid Glue
Clothes Pins (Optional)

I started by running sheets of blue and yellow polkadotted paper through my Xyron Creative Station. Then I cut both sheets in half, making 2- 5 1/2" × 8 1/2" pieces. 

I peeled the protective film off the back and attached them onto a 2 separate pieces of Sizzix Mat Board. I covered both sides of each with one side blue and one side yellow. 

The paper comes a little short so make sure the both come up short on the same end.

Then I ran my mat board through my Big Shot using Eileen Hull's Pocket Notebook Die. I made sure the color I wanted on the outside was the color that was faced down onto the die.

This cut out 2 pieces to my pocket notebook. 

I applied a strong clear drying liquid glue to the very last segment of the spine ( the one with the hole in the center) and attached the two spines together, making sure the holes were perfectly aligned. Then I used clothes pins to hold them in place till the glue set.

I cut  a piece of light blue gingham paper to 3 3/4" × 6 1/2". I also cut this pretty floral paper, from Jillibean Soup's Garden Harvest Collection, down measure 3 1/2" × 6 1/4". Then layered and  attached the two pieces together and mounted it onto my notebook cover using my Xyron Mega Runner.

I took a 14" piece of  blue head band elastic and threaded it through the center hole of the books spine.

If you have any charms or buckles add them now before you thread the other end of your elastic through.

If your hole is not big enough to fit your elastic, take a pokey tool or ball stylus tool and wiggle it around in a circular motion to widen it.

Once both ends are through,  make sure the lay flat when wrapped around the journal and make adjustments as necessary. Then tie a simple tight knot on then side of the book to close it off.

I didn't  want my elastic to rip off any flowers I was going to add to my book so I made a makeshift guardrail using this stitched strip die from the Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangles set.

I attached it onto my cover and laid it over the elastic using a strong liquid glue.

Then I die cut several leaves from assorted scrapd of green papers using Eileen Hull's  Leaves, Spring die and curled and shaped them with a stylus tool.

I attached the leaves onto the book cover. Then attached a spread of Stamen. I like to fold them in half. Because these stamens are double ended, it makes it look like I'm using twice the amount I actually am.

Then I added a single Yellow Puffy Rose to the middle of my arrangement.  And added Achillea Cottage Flowers in bunches of twos.

Next, I added Yellow Carnations & White Small Curly Flowers to plug into the huge gaps. 

Then added even more stamens to fill any remaining gaps between flowers.

This turned out even prettier than I imagined!!

But every pretty notebook and needs pretty notebook charms!!

So I made a matching charm by punching out leftover paper a tiny square punch and attached it to my charm using my Xyron "X" Sticker Maker. Then finished it off with a clear square epoxy sticker.

I mounted my charm onto chain link and attached round acrylic beads, a tassel, and a claw latch closure. Then attached it to the spine of my journal.

For the inside of my notebook, I strung 2mm elastic cording through the spine holes and tied each off. Nothing fancy. And just inserted pre-made notebooks.

And here is my finished Handmade Floral Pocket Notebook...

I hope you enjoyed my project for today and that it inspired you to join in on the fun!!

To learn more about the I Am Roses Blog Challenge, link a project, or to see more inspiration from my amazing design team sisters, head on over to the Challenge Blog HERE!!

Thank you so much for taking some time out of your day to stop by!

Until next time...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Tiny Book of Prayers & Case

Hey, Crafty Friends!
I'm here with Team Eileen today with this sweet little book of prayers. You can jot down your favorite devotionals or little tidbits of inspiration and take this with you on the go! A mini bible journal of sorts that is super easy to make.

Let me show you how... 

Supplies Used
Eileen Hull Tiny Book (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Tiny Book Case (Sizzix)
Big Shot  Machine (Sizzix)
Mat Board (Sizzix)
Garden Harvest Collection Pack (Jillibean Soup)
Creative Station (Xyron)
150 Sticker Maker (Xyron)
White Gel Pen (Sakura)
Mini Frame (Prima Marketing)
Graph/ Grid Paper
Liquid Glue
Craft Foam
Colored Twine/ Cording
Rubberband (Optional)

Today, I used Eileen Hull's Tiny Book and Tiny Book Case Dies and paired it with these gorgeous Garden Harvest papers from Jillibean Soup. 

I started bu cutting my 12" x 12" paper in half and making two 6" x 12" strips. These papers are double-sided and come with another gorgeous pattern on the back.

So, I ran the first strip through my Xyron Creative Station then flipped the second strip over and ran that through the Creative Station as well.

I attached it strips onto a single piece of white Mat Board placing a different pattern on each side.

Then, I die-cut the Mat Board using my Big Shot Machine and Tiny Book Case die.

Next, I folded the die-cut on the scorelines and folded the flaps toward the center.

Then added a strong clear-drying liquid glue to the inside edge of the front flap, then folded it over to form the box.

I made sure the sides were aligned properly, then secured in place with a rubber band till the glue set. 

 Look how fast that case came together!

And now, onto the book...

With the leftover Mat Board, I used the Tiny Book die to cut a matching book cover.

For the inside of my book, I cut down sheets of graphing paper. I like using graphing paper because the grid pattern is great for bullet journaling and it makes for great guides and practice sheets for hand-lettering. 

For these Tiny Books, I cut my sheets to 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" then folded them in half and stapled them on the fold to create a mini-book.

Then fasten in place with a piece of twine and a simple double-knot.

To decorate, I cut our this image of a basket of flowers and glued a frame around it.

Once the glue was dried, I trimmed off the excess paper with a scissor.

I turned this tiny framed piece of art into a nifty closure simply by gluing elastic onto the back.

I used about a 7 1/2" strip of elastic band. The elastic I used is generally used for headbands. They are wider and a softer texture than the general elastic bands found in the sewing department of your craft store.

To decorate my tiny book, I punched out a flower bundle from a sheet full of die-cut print-outs that were included in my paper collection. 

I cut the flower in half, then ran it through my Xyron "X" Sticker Maker and attached it to the front cover of my tiny book- leaving a gap between the two pieces.

On the same sheet of punch-outs, I used the word "Blessed". I used a White Gel Pen to outline to frame the word, then backed it with a thin strip of foam adhesive and attached it over the gap on the front cover.

And here are my finished pieces together...

These fit together perfectly!

And are the perfect size from on the go or traveling!

 You can fill these with daily scriptures, affirmations, or motivational quotes...
They also make great gifts too!

I hope you enjoyed today's projects and are inspired to make one of your own!!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by! 

And as always...