Sunday, February 11, 2018

Filigree Numbers Congratulations Card

Hello everyone

Today, I've made a masculine congratulations card showcasing Becca Feeken's new Elegant 3D Vignettes Filigree Numbers.  I really like the vintage look of these numbers!  Plus, I've used the new Elegant 3D Vignettes Tiered Rosettes die.

I designed this card to be a retirement card celebrating 30 years.  However, it could easily be a birthday card or anniversary card.  Change the numbers to whatever is appropriate! 

The numbers were cut from black cardstock with Adhesive Sheet applied to back for the filigree number.  Solid numbers were cut from black cardstock.  The filigree number was fastened over solid number. So easy with the Adhesive Sheet applied to back!  The gold color is DecoArt Metallic Lustre Gold Rush rubbed over the raised areas.  I like the vintage look it gives to the numbers!  
Behind the numbers is a black rosette die cut with S4-869 Elegant 3D Vignettes Tiered Rosettes from text weight black paper.  It's much easier to fold the text weight paper!   I used 2 rosette pieces fastened together with adhesive from E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser   The center is covered with a circle cut from same paper.

The decorative piece  S4-818 Eliza Lace Corners below "congratulations" was cut from black cardstock and also rubbed with Gold Rush Metallic Lustre. S4-820 Vintage Pierced Banners  die was used to cut the banner with congratulations on it.  I cut a second one from black cardstock, cut it half horizontally and fastened each half behind congratulations at top and bottom. The edges have Gold Rush Metallic Lustre on them. The whole thing is popped up with Crafty Foam Tape Black and Thin 3D Foam Squares Black Mix
The background is burlap paper cut with largest S4-606 Arched Swallowtail Pennants.  It's layered over another pennant cut from Kraft cardstock which was cut in half vertically and fastened to make a border on each side.  I added a smaller pennant centered at bottom. 
The finishing touch is pearl cotton tied along the fold with small bronze beads knotted on the ends. 

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today! 
Remember to think creatively and keep crafting!


Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:

Other Supplies:  DecoArt® Metallic Lustre Gold Rush, DCWV Burlap Paper, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Stamp, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink,  Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Black Text Weight Paper,  Black Pearl Cotton, Bronze Beads

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Welcome friends, today we are introducing a new die collection by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders called 3D Vignettes.

3D Vignettes is a series of dies that can be included in a Grand Base die to create 3D upright cards that folds down flat to go into an envelope - a collapsible tunnel card!  You can see it in action in the 1.5 minute video ------> HERE.

Where these Vignettes are unique, is the ability to die cut or not die cut each and every layer for an ethereal see through dimensional creation.  The collection was designed to cut out whole or to be cut out inlaid for inclusion in a Grand Base.  The collection centers around three themes - baby, love and birthday, and today we show you traditional uses but with a little dreaming, only the sky is the limit.

The dies and elements can be used as standalones or in the Grand Base. There is a good degree of mix and match ability across the entire collection.  The other designers have made three cards to show you how easy it is to isolate different sets or combine them all into one, they are:
  • The Simple Card - There are two layering dies which can be used as inserts or used on their own in regular cards.
  • The Embellished Card - There is a set of shaped dies, these add drama or can be used on their own in regular cards.
  • The Decked Out Card - There is a 3D Grand Card, standing, yet collapsible, made for use with purchased inserts or to use with dies from your own stash
By now you've seen all the dies in the collection.  I'm going to take some of those same dies and flip the script a little bit.  I've created an "Oh Happy Day" mini album with Grand Cabinet Card dies. The pages are assembled on the left side same as a card, then the tabs are secured flat and covered with cardstock to make the album binding. I simply snipped off the tabs on the outer edge of each page. The covers were cut of light cardboard, plus 110 lb. cardstock and patterned paper.  Each page base is 110 lb. cardstock with decorative papers covering both sides.  Two pages have frames open at top to tuck in photos, two pages have flip pages for multiple mini photos, or journaling, and in back is a pocket to store memorabilia. Three of the same pages have pockets on the side edge with inserts peeking out, a place to journal. The cover is decorated with the beautiful intricate border from Grand Cabinet Card layered over peach paper and then over script paper.  It's embellished with tiny paper flowers, gold leaves and a silk bow.  "Oh Happy Day" was cut from black cardstock multiple times and layered for dimension, then rubbed with gold metallic wax.  I love how this turned out!  What fun to make it to celebrate a special happy day!

The sets I'm using today  S6-139 Grand Cabinet Card, S4-867 Cinch and Go III, SDS-116 Oh Happy Day



These dies are available on February 13, 2018 - get email notification the moment they are loaded by clicking on the die set and putting your email address and clicking on Notify Me -------> HERE.

In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from the Chantilly Lace Collection.

There are six dies that are being given away. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our six blogs on the Introducing 3D Vignettes post between February 7 and February 11, 2017 at midnight US Central Time and our international friends can participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on February 12th.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace)

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Chantilly Lace Collection; there will be a total of six dies and a winner can win once among all six blogs.   If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Click the links to get to more sweet samples:
Visit Joanna   - to see her 3D Vignettes Cards with the Love Theme.
Visit Teresa   - to see her 3D Vignette Cards with the Birthday Theme.
Visit Jo           - to see her 3D Vignette Cards with the Baby Theme.
Visit Melissa  -  as she shows off Large Filigree Numbers
Visit Becca     - to show what she's doing with Layered Rosettes
You are here(Judy)  - with a clever project using one of the 3D Bases

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing 3D Vignettes!
Leave a comment - tell us, which of these dies is closest to your heart?


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A New Direction - Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team

Hello friends! 
Today, I have a "good friends" canvas to share!  I created this for a new creative venture.  I'm excited to be part of Becca Feeken's Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team!!! 
I am so blessed to have this incredible opportunity!  Thanks Becca! 
If you aren't familiar with Becca's work, here's a link to her blog, Amazing Paper Grace. 
Lots of amazing inspiration there! 
I painted this mini 4 x 5 canvas with Vintage chalk paint.  Then I added the die cut pieces.  All were cut from white cardstock and inked with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink.  Because this die cut is much longer than the canvas, I've cut it to make it fit.  Those cuts are hidden under the tiny tags on each side.  I used these Spellbinders dies from Becca's Amazing Paper Grace designs:
Here's a photo showing where I cut apart the die cut pieces.  I apologize for the lighting.
I stamped the verse on white tissue paper and clear heat embossed it. I placed it on the canvas over wet paint.  The tissue sort of melted into the paint. The color came right through with a tiny shadowy look.  Adds to the vintage look!
The tiny flowers were die cut, colored with markers and shaped before gluing to the frame.  Oh, there's pearl cotton threaded through the frame with tiny pearls between. 
So happy to share this with you!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Be Creative,

4 x 5 Stretched Canvas
Penny Black Stamp
DecoArt Chalky Finish Vintage
Distress Oxide Iced Spruce Ink
Distress Markers
Want 2 Scrap Pearls
White Card Stock
White Tissue Paper

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

My Favorite Projects for Top Ten 2017 Blog Hop

Hello friends! 
It's certainly been a long time since I posted! 
It's been a year of challenges in many different ways.
Unfortunately, blogging lost it's priority. 
I hope to get back to it more in 2018. 
Today, I'm participating in Top Ten 2017 Blog Hop organized by Christine Meyer.  I
t's a blog hop to showcase our top10 projects (more or less) for 2017. 
I'm following  Rebecca Keppel
Your next stop is Isha Gupta

Enjoy all the creative inspiration in this list of participants:  
Judy Hayes you are here!
* * * * *
Here are some of my favorite projects created in 2017. 
 Many were created as a Design Team member for  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Winter Birthday Card - Tim Holtz stamp and Greenery dies
Beautiful Birthday Card - Spellbinders Dies
Penny Black Stamps

Friend Mini Canvas - Spellbinders Flower die
Penny Black Verse
Flower Topped Gift Box
USA Banner

Tiny House - Tim Holtz Dies
Season's Greetings Candle Glass - Quietfire Design die

Handmade Journal

Merry Christmas Banner - Little B banner die
Spellbinders Alphabet dies
Bell with Poinsettia - Penny Black stamps and dies
Distress Inks

Thanks so much for visiting! 
Until next time.....

Happy Creating!


Friday, April 28, 2017

Stars and Stripes Centerpiece

Hello blog friends!

Today, I'm sharing a Stars and Stripes centerpiece created for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and Paper House® Productions Blog Co-Hop.  Check out Scrapbook Adhesives Blog  and Paper House Blog for more creative inspiration!  There are prizes!

My Stars and Stripes centerpiece features Paper House® Let Freedom Ring Washington DC Paper Crafting Collection along with products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ,

My inspiration for this project was the flags square which is from Paper House® Let Freedom Ring Washington DC Paper Crafting Collection.  I added "Stars and Stripes" from the sticker sheet.  Then I covered it with a clear acetate square from the collection which is fastened in the corners with DODZ™ Adhesive Dots Mini. I used dots of Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Neon Amplify! to hide them.  The stars are from the  3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit.  So easy to add the foil to the adhesive on the stars!  Love the shiny red!!!

To fasten it to a painted skewer, I first die cut a star from paper with Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6ʺ applied to back side.


I placed a strip of Extreme Double-Sided Tape ½ʺ on back of flag square.  Then placed the skewer over it and added another strip Extreme Double-Sided Tape ½ʺ

Finally, I fastened the star over the skewer to finish the back side.


The center star pick was made with paper with Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6ʺ applied to the back and die cut.  I added a 3D Foam Stars and applied foil to it.  The center blue star is a sticker.

The circle pick and flag one are made from stickers with paper backing.  I applied Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6ʺ to some of the papers from Paper House® Let Freedom Ring Washington DC Paper Crafting Collection.  Then I cut them to fit behind the stickers.  A painted skewer is sandwiched between.  Hope that makes sense!

The small stars were die cut with Spellbinders Pierced Stars dies from paper fastened to white 3D Creative Sheets.  It cuts easily and gives dimension to the stars.  I've used 2 stars back to back over a painted toothpick. I added small foiled 3D Foam Stars to the front.

The red foil star was cut from 3D Creative Sheets.  Then it was fastened over a toothpick to another star with paper backing.  The foil was then applied to it.

My base is a clay pot that I painted with DecoArt Americana Décor Chalky Finish Paint. A long border sticker from Paper House® Let Freedom Ring Washington DC Paper Crafting Collection fits around the pot.  It was the perfect size just lapping in the back!  I wrapped Home and Hobby Premium Double-Sided Tape ⅛ʺ Permanent around the pot and then fastened the ribbon to it.  Otherwise, the ribbon kept sliding down the pot.  The pot is filled with white sand with blue marbles on top.  (I covered the hole in the pot with packing tape.)

Thanks for visiting! 



Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Other Supplies:
Wood Skewers
Wood Toothpicks
Clay Pot
White Sand
Blue Marbles

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Winter Thank You Cards with Scrapbook-Adhesives/BoBunny Blog Hop

Hello!  Today, I'm participating in a Blog Hop with BoBunny and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. You can find more inspiration for this hop on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog or BoBunny Blog!  The hop started on Monday so be sure to look at older posts to see all the projects!

 I've put together 3 quick thank you cards with BoBunny® Winter Wishes Papers, Combo Stickers. Noteworthy collection.  This collection has a soft muted color theme.  I really like it!  It's a perfect match to the winter colors here in Minnesota.   I chose to make Thank You cards with hopes of needing a few after the holidays!  wink!

All three cards have a white card base.  I've fastened various papers from BoBunny Winter Wishes collection of 12 x 12 papers to the card fronts with E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser.  I love the muted color theme of this collection!  I used stickers from the Combo set for the two "Thanks" cards.  So easy! Just stick them to a contrast paper mat and fasten to the card!  I've added pieces from the Noteworthy set plus a few sequins as embellishments.

I used 3D Foam Creative Sheets applied to the back of pink paper to give my die cut Thank You and Thanks dimension on two of the cards.  The foam compresses as it goes through a die cut machine and cuts easily. Often the adhesive backing doesn't cut completely so I lift the die with the die cut in place if I can.  Then I remove it gently from the die. It's so easy to fasten to my card front with the adhesive backing.
 The third card has the same Thanks die cut only cut with Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6ʺ applied to the back of the paper before die cutting.  This makes the die cut a sticker without dimension. 
I've used DODZ™ Adhesive Dots Mini to fasten sequins to the cards.  The Noteworthy snowflakes and button shapes are popped up with Thin 3D Foam Squares – Mix White.  I also used them under the matted image to pop it up.
On the card that says "Thank You", I added 2 strips of Girlie Grunge Twine.  I used E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser to apply a line of adhesive to hold the twine.  It was perfect width for 2 pieces of twine.  I fastened the bow with DODZ™ Adhesive Dots Mini which I rolled to fit the bow. 
 Thanks for visiting today!  Sending you Winter Wishes wherever you are! 
Other Supplies:  White card stock, Buttons Galore & More Sequins, Spellbinders Phrase Set One, Phrase Set Two