July 28, 2022 • Anna Griffin
Happy Thursday to you! We have so many inspiring projects to share from our crafting community. From all over the country they have shared their gifts and talents to make us think about crafting in a whole new way. We have every day projects, Halloween projects and the last of our Christmas in July cards. Holiday crafting is just getting started, and we can’t wait to continue seeing what you create!
Come take a look at what was shared this week.
Terry said, “Bonjour mes amis! Loving the Eiffel Tower dies! Merci Beaucoup Anna.”
Shirli shared, “Album Die Set, Inspirational Collage Toppers, China Cabinet Flowers, Tea Cup Floral & Pink Perfect Palette Cardstock, Foil Flourishes. Bird (Mini 3D Soaring Dove) is from Carnation Crafts.”
Lori wrote, “I created this card for my niece, Meghan. She’s marrying her Prince Charming next month and thought the carriage was just perfect for her birthday.”
Wendy shared, “I attended my first in-person crop a few weeks ago here in Omaha and spent two days making slimline cards! I’m still inspired by the ribbon journals (also called junk journals!) we made at Crop at Home 7 last fall and used that design aesthetic on these cards. Lots of little embellishments here and there with no sole focus. I love how they turned out and plan to use this same approach with the Christmas AND birthday cardmaking boxes from HSN!”
Frankie posted, “There were 6 kids in my family and when we were young my parents probably knew there was no way they would be able to sleep in on Christmas morning, so they would wake us up at midnight to open presents. We had a window right next to the Christmas tree and I always remember running to look out the window to see if I could catch a glimpse of Santa. But I never did! This Holiday Scene brings back many memories for me.”
Darlene said, “From the second I saw this card on Finishing School , I knew I must attempt it. Finally made it for my daughter’s birthday. I traced the outer edge of the butterfly to make a shadow layer.”
Adina wrote, “Four centuries ago, in India, Emperor Shah Jahan fell hopelessly in love with Princess Mumtaz Mahal. He had the enchanting Gardens of Shalimar built for her and dedicated the Taj Mahal to her as well, one of the seven new wonders of the world. This incredible tale sparked the imagination of Jacques Guerlain, who created Shalimar, the first oriental fragrance in history, in 1925.~~ Pierre François-Pascal Guerlain opened his first shop in Paris in 1828, in the rue de Rivoli. Jacques Guerlain was his great-grandson.~~ When I think of the France Pavilion at Epcot in Orlando, I think of the scent of Shalimar wafting through the air. I tried to capture some of that sensory delight in this card by using vintage French perfume labels (copies), and lots of texture; foils, vellum, flocked, patterned, embossed and waxed. And, lots of colorful and varied flowers. And, Yes, I spritzed it with Shalimar!”
Leticia said, “I finally got around to working with my Window Box Card Kit!! So I’ve done 4 cards which slightly differ in flowers & kitty cats. It’s like planting a little garden just the way I’d like my dream garden to look. I cut out roses & flower clusters from the 3-D border stickers which are great for this kit. Underneath the sentiment I used a Springtime Topper. I glued a peaceful scene to the back of arbor & fussy cut a little cat to front of Window box🐈 For the front of card I used a card from Kirigami Scene Card Toppers.”
Mary posted, “I just love the snow people. They’re “wicked” cute!”
Jimmie shared, “Staying inside and playing with the Witchy paper dolls! It’s 102 degrees here in New Mexico! Witching it was cooler!”
Debbie said, “I am loving the new Christmas box.”
What a beautiful display of the amazing things that we can create together! Thank you for sharing your amazing paper projects with us this week. Continue to post what you have created, and we will shared more next week.
Bye for now,