Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Along the Garden Path Blog Hop

The Inspiration Team is joining forces with the Stampendous DT so come “hop” Along the Garden Path with us.  Every day this week we’ll have projects featuring the Cottage Home and Mushroom Home Stamps and Dies Sets to add detail to my versatile Eileen Hull Sizzix Collections including the  Vintage Canister Scoreboard Dies  and more!

Stampendous and Eileen Hull for Sizzix Along the Garden Path Blog Hop

Three lucky winners will win their choice of Cottage Home or Mushroom Home plus pre-cut matboard from the Sizzix Scoreboards Canister Die. Sponsored by Sizzix. Deadline to comment is February 28th and winners will be announced early next week. See Official Contest Rules for details.

Stampendous and Eileen Hull for Sizzix Along the Garden Path Blog Hop Prize Pack

My piece was inspired by the Mushroom house and it instantly made me think of Alice in Wonderland! So this is my take using Stampendous and Eileen Hull's Dies together!
Materials Needed:
Card stock brown/cream
Sizzles Mat Board
Easy-Cut Adhesive
Image to put in Key Hole

Tools Needed:
Die Cut Machine - I used my Sizzix Big Kick
Colored Pencils - I used Prisma
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Crackle Paste - Wendy Vecchi
Key Hole Die - Tim Holtz


1. Die cut your Mushroom House using cream card stock

2. Using Easy-Cut Adhesive adhere brown card stock to Mat Board

 3. Die cut 2 covers from the Passport Book Die

4. Using the Key Hole Die cut through Mushroom House and one cover

 5. Stamp your images using Stampendous stamps and Ranger Archival ink

6. Time to color your image.

7. On the cover with key hole cut out, I stamped bricks and colored them in and then decided I would like to add some texture. Using a pallet knife I added texture paste around the stamped brick. Allow to dry and crackle.

 8. Once dry I added more color to the bricks and to the top of the crackle paste.

 9. Adhere Mushroom House using pop up dots

10. On the other cover, on the non covered side I added a image of Alice. Adhered this to the front using pop up dots. This gives my Art piece a very dimensional look.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my piece that was inspired by the Mushroom.

Make sure you visit all of the Design Team Members on both teams!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Another 10 Minute Project!

That's Right, I am doing it again! 

I have another 10 minute project and it is a GREAT one!

The challenge is.....Clean and Simple...10 minutes and under!

Art With Heart Challenge |

***Disclaimer....To make this a 10 minute project, you must know where everything is!!! LOL!

Take along color box with paper and crayons!

Materials Needed:
6" X 12" Card stock
Mat board - Sizzles Mat board is what I used
Plain Card stock 

Tools Needed:
Die Cut Machine - I used Big Kick
Glue Dots® Lines
Glue Dots® Ultra thin
Easy Cut Adhesive - sheets
Paper Trimmer

Let get started............Have everything ready to start

 1. Adhere the Easy-cut Adhesive sheets to your 6" X 12"

2. Once both sheet are adhered pull top sheet off and lay mat board over your adhesive and smooth over to make sure it is adhered nicely.

 3. Using the Recipe Box Die, run it through the die cut machine.

4. Adhere side with Glue Dots® Lines or Glue your choice! Put together.

5. Adere Velcro onto the inside of lid and box. Adhere button using Glue Dot® Ultra thin or glue.

 6. Die cut plain paper for inside your box using Recipe Card & label die. Cut as many sheets as you would like.

You know have a traveling art kit for the kiddos to take with on those boring car rides or pull this out at the restaurant when they are getting antsy!

 PS....Stickers would be really fun addition to the box also!

Make sure you head over to Eileen's blog and see all the other DT members inspiration in 10 minutes or less!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

10 Minute Valentine!

That's RIGHT! I said 10 minutes!

** must have all materials where you can find them! LOL!

The challenge.........keep it under 10 minutes!


Yep, the challenge on Eileen Hull blog is keep it under 10 minutes!

Materials needed:

Card stock - I used DCWV Jet Black Stash
Eileen Hull Needle book die
Glue Dots ®  Glue Lines
Glue Dots® Ultra Thin
Red Marker - I used Bic
1 Red Gem
Small Treat Size Candy Bars

Gather all of your materials

Cut Mat board and paper to the size of the die

Adhere the EASY-CUT ADHESIVE to the Mat board
Peel back top paper and adhere the paper
 Run this through your die cut machine using the Needle Book die

 Use a Glue Line on the inside of the book

This is where your candy bar will go
Adhere the book closure onto the back of the book with glue or a Glue Dot
I used small Velcro circles that adhered to the book and the closure to hold it closed
Add small Gem

I took part of the paper and colored it with a marker and adhered it to the inside of the book


 Take it just one more step and add a heart to the front!

9 minutes 18 seconds!

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Thanks for stopping by! Till next time.......Stay crafty!