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Cheers to you, Mrs. Robinson...

When I was reviewing the photos of this card, one thing kept repeating in my mind, "Cheers to you, Mrs. Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you can know.... hey hey hey." But let's skip the reminiscing and get right to some card making. 
Scrapbooking supplies come in lines with lots of elements that match each other (paper, embellishments, alphabets, etc). I usually don't use a lot of these matching elements at the same time (though I think most paper crafters do prefer to match the pieces). However, for this card, all of the embellishments are from Maggie Holmes Confetti embellishment pack. 


Supplies:
pink paper
gold embossed vellum
cheers/fan/star/leaves - Maggie Holmes Confetti die cuts
Tim Holtz mini stapler & AC gold staples
standard white card stock
peach card stock
glue dots

The main tip here is to skip glue when using vellum (I skip glue entirely these days and opt for glue dots). Using the mini staples is a cute way to attach vellum and still maintain it's sheerness. Also, I just stapled the top so you can lift the vellum up to see the patterned paper underneath.

I attached the rest of the embellishments with glue dots so this is an easy-peasy recipe to follow for a cute card! Just create or use a card base, attach a piece of patterned paper, staple vellum on top, add embellishments.

Have you made any projects with vellum lately? If so, leave a link to the project so we can see!

Hip-Hip, Yay! Embossed Card

I made a batch of cards and tags a while back with the focus of using some awesome embossing folders. The embossed patterns really steal the show!
I used the We R Memory Keepers Next Level Gemstone embossing folder. It's a set of two and they are both fantastic. This line of embossing folders produce the best results I've ever seen! Though I have to work for them a little bit as they don't perfectly fit in my Cuttlebug. I usually have to add cardboard shims to make it work.
The rest of the embellishments were bits and bobs I already had. The gold glitter leaf is from Maggie Holmes Confetti collection.
Simple but the embossed pattern really makes it all pop!

Halloween-Inspired Gift Tags

*Some of the links in this post may be Amazon affiliate links, which help pay for Lemon Jitters supplies. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting LJ!

Halloween is just around the corner. If you gift little treats to co-workers, friends, classmates, etc, how about adding a fancy-schmancy Halloween (ish) gift tag? Even if you're not into Halloween, I think you might find some inspiration in these pretty paper supplies!


Supplies needed:
Wooden shapes (I think Target has a great price for these)
Black and white card stock (I used some from My Mind's Eye, Sweetest Thing: Honey)
Orange card stock (My favorite basic colors paper pad)
Adhesive tape runner (or glue dots)
Embellishments (I LOVE these gold puffy letters, black adhesive pearls, white enamel dots, translucent arrows, die cut shapes and gold stickers from Heidi Swapp)

Step 1: Make your own gift tag base in two quick steps. 
      a. Cut a piece of card stock 2.62 x 5.25 inches. If you want, snip the top edges off to look like a               shipping tag.
      b. Punch a hole at the top of the tag and, if you're feeling fancy, add an eyelet using an eyelet    
          setter (I use the Crop A Dile tool).
Step 2: Emboss your plain colored card stock and trim down to a square that fits onto the tag base. Is it an exaggeration to say that these American Crafts' embossing folders might change your life? I think not. If you've used embossing folders in the past, these will blow.your.mind. 


Adhere the embossed piece to the tag base with adhesive tape runner.



Step 3: Embellish. I added 'boo' in puffy gold stickers to a little wooden shape and taped that down, added a vellum butterfly from my stash, a plastic arrow and a couple of black adhesive pearls. I finished the whole thing off with black lace ribbon through the eyelet. 

Pretty dang cute. 

The other tag is made with the same formula. For this one, I painted the wooden square a minty green color so it wouldn't be so Halloween-ish. The embellishments were hanging around in my stash - a piece of gold vellum, white enamel dot, die cut leaves from the Maggie Holmes Confetti floral dies, and a 'lucky' sticker from Heidi Swapp's Hello Beautiful collection. Finished off with orange embroidery floss. 

What do you think about these non-traditional Halloween tags? Would you be happy to receive them attached to treats? (You don't have to lie, I know the treats are the exciting part. ;) ).

Card Making: You Are Amazing (with free printable and cutting file!)

Wow, I really do have a 'type.' A layout type, that is. I'm naturally drawn to this layout and I make it without thinking. Next time, I'll mix it up, promise!
I love this background paper - Basic Grey paper from the Capture line. I also love the 'You are amazing' embellishment that I created in the Silhouette Studio software. 

I love this embellishment so much that I am going to give it to you for free! Yay! If you don't have a Silhouette cutting machine, you can still download the pdf and cut them out by hand. 

Mini Wooden Circle Memory Album

This project combines so many of my loves- paper crafting, mixed media, and mini scrapbook albums. 
This wooden circle scrapbook pocket album uses pre-cut wooden circles as the base for a creative take on a traditional album. The best part? It uses up lots of your little scrap papers and bits!
*I originally designed this tutorial for CraftsUnleashed.com.

Card Making: Sketchy Circles (Five Layouts)

I decided to make five cards for co-workers who are moving to a new, less-than-desirable building. I wanted to make each one a unique layout but keep a theme. I recently cut several sketchy circles with my Silhouette Cameo so they made the perfect 'theme.' You can get the free file for the sketchy circles here.

Card 1 Supplies: Kraft card, sketchy circles, handmade mixed media background on white card stock, washi tape, enamel dots, scraps of paper, a couple of stickers
Card 2 Supplies: Kraft card, sketchy circles, printed paper, vellum, brad, hello stamp, washi tape, enamel dots, shapes cut from my Silhouette Cameo, scraps of paper

Card 3 Supplies: Kraft card, printed card stock, sketchy circles, butterfly and hello cut from Silhouette Cameo, pennant/flag craft punch with mixed media paper, pom pom ribbon, enamel dots, washi tape


 Card 4 Supplies: Kraft card, mixed media background, washi tape, hello stamp, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, pom pom ribbon, scraps of paper
Card 5 Supplies: Kraft card, mixed media background paper, shapes cut with Silhouette Cameo, sketchy circles, washi tape, enamel dots, scraps of paper, 

So, you can see that I basically used the same supplies for each card so they definitely match but each one is very unique due to the colors and layouts. Isn't it cool how that works out?

Are you working on any crafts with a theme?

Card Making: Ice Cream Social

You might have seen yesterday's post where I showed a card that was a departure from my usual style. Well, today's card is also very different than usual. The color scheme is more my speed but the ice cream cone is very different for me. 
Supplies:
Patterned paper
Ice cream cone embellishment
White phrase sticker
I recently bought the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher stapler and I'm obsessed. It's a snap to attach embellishments to the page and it looks so cute!

I've been watching too much Law & Order: SVU because the red distress ink looks like blood to me. Maybe I should switch to a more light-hearted show, ha!