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CHECK OUT EACH GERBER DAISY AND THANKS FOR VISITING!
My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers. Currently at about 45%)
2. Teach paper craft classes.
3. Create Dies for Spellbinders(done)
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.
made it to CHA, and work for embellishment company I love, demo classes all in 2012-13

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Recycled leafs for Whimsy Stamps

Good morning all of my crafty friends!  I'm getting SO excited for summer to be here!  The heat is off and the Air isn't on!  The perfect sleeping weather has finally hit Michigan! 

My April Whimsy Shapeology Candy is open for just 14 more days!  Interested?  Click here and follow the rules to play along!  

Pass the word on to all your crafting friends either in a blog post or on your sidebar for an extra chance to win!  Just let me know in a comment!

I'd love to make this my biggest giveaway to date as I'm so proud of this design!
This Bold and masculine topper, I think, would be perfect for a cigar box or memory box for the birthday boy in your family!  Originally created for issue #11 of the Whimsy stamps Inspirations Magazine in Jan.  I think I've waited long enough to share with you all how I created it!  Be sure to click the magazine advertisement below for this and so many other beautiful and inspiring creations made with the affordable and completely adorable Whimsy Stamps products.


What I tried to do was come up with an original design created with the Leaf Trio Set that was both dimensional and rustic looking.  So . . . using some of the unusually textured, leather resembling papers from the unique online store, Creative Papers Online (one of my fav's!).  As a matter of fact they have a $50.00 bag of Scrapping goodies offered at only $12 right now and if you like any of the designs but aren't sure you want to commit to it, you can order a sample of any papers in the store for just .75 cents!  10 maximum at a time but how do you beat that?  Not to mention, they'll mail your paper right to your door!  

On to my design today, I first took some negative impressions from the ivory color and propped it off to one side for my edging then got to work on the leafs.  As you can see, I have cut each leaf three times more with coordinating papers, distress the edges with alternating Ranger Distress Inks and literally sewn down the center of each!  Pry the layers apart from each other and placed them down the center of the project.  I added some ribbon and the great Sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs and zig zagged thread with my machine all the way around the edge.  One of my more out of the ordinary designs but I liked it in the end!  What do you think? 




  
INGREDIENTS: 
Leaf Trio Shapeology Die set by TLC at Whimsy
Sentiment is by Raindrop Echo Design " Every Day Sliders 1"
Corrugated cardboard - Handmade (Fed Ex box lol)


 MEDIUMS: 
Momento Ink
Ranger Distress Ink "Vintage Photo
Vintage Photo Distress Stain


 EMBELLISHMENTS: 
Canvas 10 Tag 
Whimsy Ribbon "Denim" from Pink Petal Designs
Tattered Angels "Pearl" Glimmer Mist

 INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Ordinary is just that!
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If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by the Whimsy Stamps Store available today for my Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! The NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available today!

 Thank you for visiting,
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5 comments:

  1. Hello my dear friend, I want to apologize if I can not comment on all your beautiful work, but I finally found a full-time job ^_^
    Will I be able to visit you on weekends only .. in Italy today is Labor Day and we are all at home^_^
    You have done a marvelous creation as always
    Have a wonderful day^_^
    Big hug,
    Sonia

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  2. Pretty cool Tammy! Great for a guy and do love your take on using negatives:)
    Hugs---oh we had very nice weather too but now getting cool again.

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  3. Oh Tammy what a fab idea and so different too! love this hugs me xx

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  4. It's beautiful Tammy, love the layered leaves, the papers look stunning and fabulous sketch too!

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