Thursday, January 31, 2013

Paper Made Bakery: Would You Like a Spot of Tea

The Reveal
With this month's stamp set at PMB being beverage themed, I had tea on my mind, so I decided to make a tea packet card. The envelope is the tea packet which you open by lifting the front panel upwards to reveal a pouch inside, in which the tea bag shaped card rests. For more info. and photos about this project, please see today's post at Paper Made Bakery.

Monthly Summary
I made 7 projects this month using my Warms Your Heart Kit. Here is a look at my previous 6 projects.

If you want further details on any of these projects, click on the title below.
My double term with Paper Made Bakery ends today, so these will be the last of my PMB kit projects. I've really enjoyed working with this company and design team, and highly recommend their kits. It has been really fun and a great challenge for me to use a card kit in different ways, beyond just card making.

Stay tuned to see what other endeavors I'll be tackling in the future. 

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Paper Made Bakery: You Spin Me Right Round

I have my second to last reveal with Paper Made Bakery today. Contained in this month's Warms Your Heart kit, is this set of coffee/tea themed stamp set. I thought the coffee stirrer was just so cute and would make a perfect game spinner. I incorporated this idea onto a Valentine's Day card. 

To see the whole project, please see today's post on Paper Made Bakery. You don't have to use your stamps in the intended ways. Just have fun with them.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Paper Made Bakery: Love Potion #9

I only have three more projects to reveal with Paper Made Bakery and my term with them will be completed at the end of this month. Let the countdown begin...

For my reveal today I made two versions of Love Potion #9. I was trying to think of something else besides candy to put in those clear plastic tubes. The sneak peek above is the child version with some juice inside. There is another adult version that contains a different beverage. To see the both projects, please see today's  post on Paper Made Bakery's blog.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Paper Made Bakery: Lil' Miss Sunshine

After 14 years together, my fluffy bundle of sunshine passed away last week. What does a scrapper do during the grieving process? The natural reaction is to scrap my memories of her on a layout. Here is Lili in all her doggie glory.

I'm using Sketches in Thyme's January sketch #98.

For my supplies I used, Paper Made Bakery's "Warms Your Heart" card kit. A card kit can easily be adapted into a layout kit by just adding a 12 x 12" cardstock as a base. It was also fun taking a tea/coffee stamp set and using it for a pet theme. For more details on this layout, please see today's post on Paper Made Bakery's blog

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Paper Made Bakery: Glassine Envelope

Hello scrappy friends, happy Thursday! Here is a sneak peek of my latest creation for Paper Made Bakery. The new January Fresh Baked kit just debuted yesterday. If you'd like to participate in the January blog hop, please see yesterday's post

I really like the look of glassine envelopes so I decided to make my own, along with a matching tag. To see the whole project with a tutorial, please see today's post on Paper Made Bakery's blog

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Paper Made Bakery: December Release Blog Hop: You're a Sweetheart

The Hop:
Welcome to Paper Made Bakery's new January release blog hop. If you've just arrived from Wida's site, then you've come to the right place. If you would like to start from the beginning, please hop on over to Paper Made Bakery's blog. If you are lost, this the blog hop order:

Michelle McClure (←you are here)
Lisa Arana (←go here next)

The Kit:
January's Fresh Baked Kit entitled, "Warms Your Heart" features bright, fun colors from My Mind's Eye's Happy Day paper pad, SRM Valentine border stickers, clear tubes and a new release stamp set from Fresh Squeezed Stamps called, "Hot, Hot, Hot!"

The Reveal:
I always associate Sweetheart candies (conversation hearts) with Valentine's Day because I used to give them to my students. Then they had related activities to conduct using the candies on Valentine's Day. 

I wanted to replicate the look of the candy box on a Valentine's card. 

The Details:
I punched out numerous 1/2" wide hearts on the three differently colored cardstock and wrote sayings on each heart. I adhered them to a background piece of patterned paper. On the front of the card I cut out a heart shaped window and trimmed it with an open heart border. Behind the window, I added a piece of the clear plastic bag that holds the embellishments in the kit and then the patterned paper with the hearts and lastly the pink cardstock so the inside of the card looks undisturbed. 

The piece of plastic bag really gives it the look of the candy box which had a heart window. I cut a 1/2 x 6" strip of patterned paper and folded it into the banner shape and trimmed the edges. I adhered only the two end pieces so the banner pops up in the middle, so I could place the sentiment there while further simulating the design. 

The Giveaway:
As a way to say thank you for participating in today's blog hop, Paper Made Bakery is giving away two great prizes. You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below by Saturday, January 5, 2013. 

Good luck to all! Your next stop is Lisa's blog. Remember there are daily inspiration projects and tutorials on PMB's blog all month long. 

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