Cards/Tags

"Hello" Cards using Grass Stencil

Hi everyone!

Thanks for joining me today for these really simple cards.

I have created these cards using the new 4x6 Grass Stencil.

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I love trying new things.  I really like trying to create something that is unique.

Today I have this unique cards.

I wanted to show how versatile the stencils can be.

You can use them with any medium.

Today I used some distress ink.

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I used my inking tool to add variations of the ink to my cardstock.

In some places I inked a little more and other a little less, to give the grass 

definition.  I then cut the cardstock down and added some foam tape to the back

to pop it up off the mat underneath.

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I finished the cards with a simple "hello" sentiment on some cream colored

cardstock, backed with craft, that I cut into a flag banner on one end.

I inked all the layers with distress ink to make it pop.

I hope you give these cards a try!

Thanks, Kim :)


Jumbo Wood Tag by Clear Scraps!

Hi, Connie here with a super cute JUMBO Tag and it is wood, too!  What a cute idea by Clear Scraps.  I added a wood quote, to decorate the wood tag,  along with some acrylic paint, paper and a border stencil by Clear Scraps.   This will be hanging on my door soon!!

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The tag was painted and then sanded, for that distressed look that I so love.   The "You got this" quote was painted and then sanded lightly.   The checkered border stencil was added to the bottom of the tag, using white acrylic paint.  Ivy was added in random spots on the tag.  I wanted to define the tag shape by adding the tag reinforcement with pink cardstock.  That  was created using a small circle punch and then the hole punch for the center.  Paint splatters were added to the finished tag.

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The quote was adhered to the Jumbo Wood Tag with Beacon 527.
Great project, for the teen in your home, to create a custom room door tag. 
 
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


A trio of bat cards by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a trio of bat cards.

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Using the new 4 x 6 Bat Swirl Stencil, I created 3 different cards.

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This first panel is a splatter background and I used the stencil with white ink and then embossed with black embossing powder.

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The panel was matted with black cardstock and placed on an orange card. 

Happy Halloween was stamped and embossed, die cut and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.


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For the orange panel, I used white ink and black ink with the stencil.

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The panel was matted with black cardstock and wrapped with twine before adhering to the card.

Happy Fall was stamped and die cut then added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.


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For the black panel, I flipped the stencil , used white ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.

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The panel was matted with pattern paper and then wrapped with twine before being added to an orange card.

A tag was created from cardstock and slipped behind the twine.  Happy Halloween was stamped and added to the card with foam adhesives.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Imagine Ink and embossing powder, Joy Clair Stamps, twine


Butterfly Send it Clear Card

Happy Day, friends!
Leah here with you today sharing this beautiful Butterfly Send it Clear Card.

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I recently had the need to create a sympathy card and wanted to do so without it saying, "With Sympathy." I just wanted to let them know they are loved and would convey my sympathy in words inside the card. I wanted it to be pretty and the first thing I thought of was Clear Scraps line of Send it Clear Cards. They are so lovely and perfect for any occasion!

Here's a close up of the butterfly.

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The card comes with two front interlocking panels, which you adhere to the back panel. I love how interactive they are!
Here is how it looks opened revealing the inside.
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Another unique aspect is the envelope that comes with the card. It is also clear and allows you to see the card through the envelope.
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I placed a pretty sticker on the front as well as one on the back of the envelope.
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Have you created with the Send it Clear Cards?
Show us on our facebook page, we would love to see your creativity!

Leah Crowe

Products Used:
Clear Scraps Butterfly Send it Clear Card
American Crafts Pattern Paper
Maggie Holmes Stickers & Ephemera
Distress Oxide
Beacons 3-in-1 Glue
Basic Grey Fiber


Ice Cream Shaker Card

Hiya, Clear Scraps fam!! It's been so hot this year and I thought crafting something cool may help cool me off.
(It didn't, but it was fun! lol)

Here is this awesome Mini Shaker Ice Cream card.

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I have a video on youtube sharing how this interactive card opens up. I just love the shaker and show you how I quickly put it together.

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I used these two inks to color the very top frame.
I then chose papers from a 6x6 paper pad and used another frame to trace the ice cream scoops.

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Then adhere to the back of the frame. Repeat until your scoops are flavored with the right paper! ;)

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Once all the layers are adhered, I go back in with the 5x9 Stripes stencil to create the waffle cone effect.

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I used my cutting machine and a Lori Whitlock file to create this fun Twist Pop card.

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I think I will add a birthday message on the bottom, it's perfect for a Birthday card!

Leah Crowe

Clear Scraps: Stripes Stencil, Mini Shaker Ice Cream
Pattern Paper: Recollections; American Crafts
Ink: Distress Oxide
Glitter: Stampendous, Martha Stewart
Glue Beacons 3-in-1; Scotch quick dry.


Jumbo Wood Do Not Disturb Tag

Hello Friends! Leah here with you today to share a project created from the new releases! Have you seen them?

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I'm using the Jumbo Rounded Wood Tag and a new large do not disturb stencil.

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I used some washi tape to hold the stencil in place and pounced distress oxide ink on the stencil.

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I switched to a brick red for the top of the stencil and then tied the rope so you can hang the sign.

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I adhered washi tape along the tag and some pretty flowers to add more color and softness to the tag.

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Have a great week!

Leah Crowe

Clear Scraps Jumbo Rounded Wood Tag; Large Do Not Disturb Stencil
Washi tape; Prima Flowers; Hot Glue Gun; Distress Oxide Ink


Texas Wood Card~

Hi, Connie here with a Texas Wood Card and a little cactus thrown in too!!!  This was such a fun project to create.  Clear Scraps has nine different wood cards, even a blank one.  Think what you could create with that~

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I used stamps, paint and paper to create this wood card.  I really loved the Texas cut out!

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Instructions:
1. Using acrylic paint, paint the front and the back of the wood card.
2. Cover the inside of the card with pattern paper.
3. Use wet glue to adhere the pattern paper. I used Beacon 3-IN-1.
4. Sand the edges, of the card, after the paint is dry.
5. Use a Crop-a-dile to punch the holes in the end of the card.
6. Decorate the front with stickers and a background stamp.

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7. Dimensional adhesive was used to pop up the stickers.
8. Splat the front with white acrylic paint (toothbrush works great).
9. Tie loosely with twine, so the card will open.

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Love the cactus peeking through the cutout Texas shape!

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10. Stamp a fun "Texas" sentiment inside the card!

This fun wood card can be created in no time at all.  Check them out here~

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


Creating colorful cards with Clear Scraps 4x6 Stencils

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Today I am sharing two colorful cards I created using Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Butterfly Flock Stencil.   

For the first card I chose to use resist spray over the stencil. After the resist spray dried, I inked my card with distress ink.  I did get a little over zealous with the spray but that was easily remedied with a coordinating sentiment banner. 

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For the second card, I simply using my distress inks in a rainbow of colors with the stencil on a white background.  

The bright colors were all the card needed. All I did was matte on coordinating card stock and stamp a simple greeting. 


Cattails at Sunset Card


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Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this dreamy summertime card using chipboard embellishments and  stencils from Clear Scraps.

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I started by inking a 5" x 7" panel of white cardstock with purple, pink, and orange inks using a foam blending tool.

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Once dry, I laid the Dragonfly Wallpaper stencil on top of the panel and applied black embossing paste over top using a plastic palette knife.  For a little extra touch, I added black microfine glitter on top of the paste before it dried.

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Once completely dry, I trimmed the panel down to 4" x 6" and adhered it to a black matting layer measuring 4.25" x 6.25".

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To color the Cattails Chipboard Embellish, I simply added a few coats of ink from a permanent black marker.  For a little added dreaminess, I also lightly brushed gold gilding wax over the edges of the piece with my finger.

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After adhering the matted background panel to the center of a 5" x 7" white card base, I added the cattail embellishment to the lower left corner with foam adhesive.  The sentiment was die cut from some gold and black cardstock and adhered to the lower right corner with liquid glue.

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I hope you enjoyed this dreamy summertime sunset card and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How do you use the chipboard embellishments in your summer papercraft projects?

~ Annie

Additional products used: purple, pink, and orange inks; white, black, and gold cardstock, black Copic marker; "Dream" die (Simon Says Stamp); black embossing paste; black microfine glitter; gold gilding wax; adhesive


Clear Scraps Acrylic Tag Album -- Ahoy There!

Hello everyone!  Laura here today to share a summer mini album!

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The Clear Scraps Acrylic Tag Album is a fun way to play with acrylic

and not feel overwhelmed by the large 12x12 surface of the acrylic

sheets.  If you haven't tried it, this is a great way to get started!

On this first page, the rays were stenciled with blue acrylic paint,

and the Clear Scraps 6" Spiral stencil.

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So simple, but it gives a great impact and texture!  Next,

I brushed the edges of the next 2 pages with more acrylic paint.

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It's  nice way to frame each page instead of just leaving it clear,

tho you can do that too.....nice to mix it up!

Love how the back of the stenciled cover shows through to

the second page of the mini album.

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The best part of using acrylic.....it's a two for one impact!

You can see how the brushed on red paint frames this page:

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And it shows through to frame the next one too.  It's also

fun to add some cute little tags in between the pages, they

can be used as a title, or you could use it to mark the year

or use it as a journal box too.

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Some people are afraid to work with a acrylic because of the

fact it shows through, but it's actually a fun element to use

to embrace your creativity!  And you can keep it simple.

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This is just the mat from the other page becoming the mat for the

next page.  Just keep your adhesive where it won't be seen.

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The border strip was used as a mat for a thinner border on the

other page.  Just take a look as you are putting the album together.

It's so fun to get creative with the different acrylic pieces, and once

you've tried it, you'll be hooked!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Acrylic Tag Album, 6" Spiral Stencil

Other: Acrylic paint, twine, ribbon, cardstock, enamel dots,

Carta Bella Deep Blue Sea paper and stickers.

 


Using Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets on your Cards

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Summer Greetings!   Today I am excited to share two different ways to use Clear Scraps 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheets. I love coming up with multiple uses for my supplies!  I chose to use the 6 inch Plaid Stencil as a background for both cards. 

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For the first card, I chose to die cut my acrylic. 

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I used my Big Shot and a Large Sizzix die (not the thinlits).  I did run the acrylic through 2-3 times to insure a full cut.  I was amazed at how well the acrylic cut!

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You can see that this was a somewhat detailed die and still not a problem cutting through the acrylic!  

 

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After stamping my large image onto the acrylic with Staz-on Ink, I colored on the back side of the acrylic with alcohol markers. I love the transparent look you can achieve as you can see below on the open card.

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I hope you are inspired to get creative with your acrylic sheets! 

 

 


Thank You Wood Card by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using one of the Clear Scraps Wood Card/Mini Album pages

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The Thank You Wood card measures approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4".  These 1/8" Birchwood panels can be used as cards or album covers.  So I chose to create a card.

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I first painted my wood panels with gray paint.  Once dry, I used Verafine Ink with a script stamp randomly about the cover.  For definition I inked the edges of both panels with rose-gold ink.

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I added 2 strips of Rinea Ebony/Gold Foiled Paper along the left edge.  For definition, I added a panel of Ebony/Gold Foiled Paper behind the panel.  You can see the gold foil peeking out from the die cut Thank You!

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Inside I added a die cut panel of Ebony/Gold Foiled Paper along with a  coordinating sentiment.

Finally, I tied the card together with gold ribbon.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  ImagineCrafts Ink, Plaid Paint, Just For Fun Rubber Stamps, Rinea Foiled Paper

 


Floral Wood Card with Clear Scraps & Joy Clair Stamps

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Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today, as part of our collaboration with Joy Clair Stamps, I'm sharing a fun floral wood card that's perfect to send a happy hello.  The wood cards from Clear Scraps can be customized in tons of ways and can be a fun departure from ordinary paper cards.

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I started by painting all sides of both pieces of the Hearts Wood Card a bright spring green with acrylic paint.  Once dry, I laid the 6x6 Quatrefoil Stencil on top of the card front and sponged gold gilding wax through it around the edges using a foam blending tool.

Next, I stamped several images from the Doodle Flowers stamp set onto white cardstock using alcohol-friendly ink.  After coloring them with Copic markers, I fussycut them out and adhered them to the front of the card using strong liquid glue.

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I adhered a pieced of patterned paper (sponged around the edges with the same gold gilding wax) to the front of the other card panel so that it would show through the cute heart cut-out on the card front.  Another little floral image added to the interior corner brings the doodled style of the images inside.

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To finished the card off, I knotted the two panels together using a bit of rustic twine and added a tiny gold glitter die-cut greeting with strong liquid adhesive just above the hearts.

I hope you enjoyed this fun wood card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for even more inspiration during our collaboration week with Joy Clair Stamps!

~ Annie

Additional products used: Doodle Flowers stamp set (Joy Clair), green acrylic paint (Plaid), gold gilding wax (Pebeo), patterned paper (Moda Scrap), Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, rustic twine, gold glitter cardstock, sentiment die, adhesive


Hearts Wood Card with Joy Clair

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Good afternoon, friends! Clear Scraps has teamed up with Joy Clair this week and its been so much fun.

Today I am sharing my Clear Scraps Hearts Wood Card chock full of more goodies from Clear Scraps and cuteness from Joy Clair!HeartsWoodCard_LeahCrowe

I'm pretty much just smitten with the 4x6 Quarterfoil stencil right now. I used distress ink and a paintbrush to apply it to the wood card on the cover and inside panels. I then used the Joy Clair stamps and stazon ink to stamp a sentiment on the wood card base. As you can see it made a lovely impression, especially over the existing ink already on the card from the stencil.

I stamped and colored several of the cute critters from the Deer Friend stamp set using Prismacolor colored pencils, then popped them up on foam tape for some dimension.

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Here's a look at the inside.

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And a close up of the gorgeous acrylic flower embellishment stamped with the Paisley bouquet flower stamp.

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I hope you've enjoyed my take on this collaboration from these great companies.

See you next time,

Leah Crowe

Products Used:
Clear Scraps: Hearts Wood Card; 4x6 Quarterfoil Stencil; Flowers Embellishments
Joy Clair: Paisley Bouquet; Deer Friends Stamp Sets
Stazon ink; Distress Ink
Crop O Dile WRMK
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
October Afternoon Sticker
Twine


Butterfly Wood Card and Joy Clair Stamps

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Hello! It's Jennifer with the second post of the day of our cross promotion with Joy Clair Stamps!  Keep checking back everyday for inspiration from our design team, as well as from the ladies at Joy Clair! Using the Blank Wood Card set, I  created a mini album with the Butterfly Kisses Clear Stamps.

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I  began by lightly painting all sides of my Blank Wood Card set with white acrylic paint. I  did add water to my paint to thin it out in order to allow the wood grain to show through.  

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Once my paint was dry, I  used StazOn ink in black to stamp my butterfly cluster to the front of my album.  Because its a porous surface you can use a pigment ink, but since I  painted it first I  used StazOn to prevent any smudging.  After my album was assembled, I  lightly painted Distress Oxide ink into the bare sections of the butterflies to add some color. 

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Using vellum, I  stamped this "let your dreams fly" sentiment with StazOn. I  then used a circle punch to cut the sentiment out and layered it over a neutral print.  I  secured the two together with a small staple in lieu of using any adhesive. I  then attached the circles with pop dots and tied bakers twine around to accent. 

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Here is a photo of my inside cover; I  trimmed down one of the 4x6 journaling cards to fit the Blank Card and added stickers, chipboard, and a mini doily.  

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I  used a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet and trimmed down to 3.5 x 5 inches to create a page insert.  Using the 6 Inch Monarch Butterfly Mascil, I  applied a layer of modeling paste to the acrylic.  Once dry, I  lightly applied Distress Oxide Ink to add color.

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Here is the end result of the modeling paste + ink! I  blended the two colors in some areas to give contrast.  

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My next pages are cut from smooth white cardstock which I  embellished as well as stamped with sentiments from the stamp set.  The book can be used for journaling or wallet sized photos can be added as well. 

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Here, I  folded a vellum envelope and filled with the Princess Sequins from Clear Scraps! 

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For my second acrylic page, I  used the Butterfly Flock 4x6 Stencil and Modeler Creme in Champagne.  It goes on smooth and dries fairly quick.  

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After my Modellier Creme was dry, I  added patterned paper and a metal charm with bakers twine. 

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; metal charm, metal clip, Distress Oxide, stapler: Ranger; paint: DecoArt; cardstock: Bazzill; ink: Tsuneiko; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; mini doily: Doodlebug Designs; modeling paste, vellum envelope: Teresa Collins Designs; Modellier Creme: Viva Decor; sewing machine: Janome; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: thread, vellum