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Stamp/Scrap Class: Valentine Bag & Tag Set, Paper Doll Easel Card, All Occasions 3x3 Note Cards Set, New Year's SB Layout

Hello again, friends!  I keep forgetting to post pictures of our last Stamp/Scrap Class so you all can see what FUN papercrafting projects we make!

If you're in the local area and are interested in classes, we meet the second Saturday of the month at 10am at my place. There is a $20 class fee. We complete 4-5 projects. All materials are included. Class kits with  instructions and all papers used are available as well.  We have tons of fun!!  If you want to join us, the schedule is at the left hand side.  Email or phone me for further info.
Here's what we did in our last month's class:

"Can You Come Out and Play?" Paper Doll Easel Card:

 Valenine's Heart Bag, Tag & Envelope Set:

All-Occasion Note Cards Set included 7 notecards in a decorated clamshell:

We made one of each of the following themes: birthday, kids, thinking of you, thanks, sympathy, inspirational and newborn.

Here they are individually:

New Year's Scrapbook Page:
This page is missing at the time.  I think it's in my husband's office.  Gotta go check.

Thanks for spending some time visiting.  Have a tremendously peaceful day!

You Make February Fabulous!

Welcome papercrafting artists!  Just wanted to give you a heads up on our TAC stamp sets SPECIAL!  Starting February 1 through February 28th visit our  Angel Company's   Savvy Projects Blog and see what Mischelle and the guest contributors are up to with featured stamps sets.  All  HEART stamps and FEATURED stamp sets will be 25% off with a $20 purchase!! Whohoo! 

 Read all the details below and then you may EMAIL me to take advantage of this fabulous special:

TAC™ Promotions

Thanks for dropping in and have a blessed day!


Honeysuckle Pink - The New Hue for 2011

According to the Pantone color wizards, Honeysuckle Pink is the new color for 2011.... I forgot to mention this in my post below.  You can read all about it in the Wall Street Journal. I thought is was a fascinating article, as you know, I love ALL colors.  This color of pink below is sweet, don't you think?

Love is Handmade

Happy Hearts Day is just right around the corner and our Etsy Greetings Team (which I am very proud to be a member of)  is launching a "Love is Handmade" event beginning tomorrow Monday, January 17th! Visit our Etsy Greetings Blog where you can see posts every half hour with beautiful cards from the participating shops.   You will also be able to see the different specials available! All the shops are listed on the right hand side of our blog.  Drop in and take advantage of all the specials each shop is offering!!

Visit me at my Paper Blessings Etsy store, and take advantage of free shipping from January 17 thru February 21st on all Valentine/Love/Heart cards like the ones posted above and below! 

Thanks again for spending some time with me.  Bless ya!


Tutorial: Pink Dots Background Paper

Greetings and Happy New Year to my friends!

I was looking through my scraps but I couldn't find any pink dotted paper. So I do what we papercrafters do when we can't find the right background or color of paper....make our own!  With this "pink dots"  paper,  I made these cute tiny valentines and matching envelopes:

I thought I would share with you how this all happened.  I started by stamping pink dots as the background with a light pink inkpad so I could then stamp on top of it.

Next I stamped the owl and frog images, colored them in and punched them out with a 1" circle punch.  Notice that I inked the edge of the circle.  I pop-dotted the circle and layered it onto the "pink dots" scalloped background and then layered that onto red cardstock: 
I stamped the "pink dots" background on the envelope as well & then stamped over that with the words to/from and the heart on top.  To add more interest, I stamped the owl and/or frog at the bottom of the envelope in an up and down motion, only coloring in the heart:

The finished product, so to speak, two sets of cute valentines to give out:

Thanks for joining me today.  Believing this quick and easy tutorial blessed ya!

You may purchase my cards and artwork

at my "Paper Blessings" ETSY Shoppe.


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