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Color Dare #386 - TicTacToe

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If you've been following my Instagram (@papergluefun) or Facebook (@PaperGlueFun) accounts you will have noticed I've been busy making cards and a few scrapbook pages the last couple of weeks during this pandemic while social distancing. However, in order to have even more fun, and a bit of a challenge, I decided it was time to join in for another Color Dare! So let's do this!
If you would like to read the rules, or join in the fun and enter your own creation, please click on the link below. Join us!
Link → Color Dare #386
I chose to create a card using the first column... Carolina, Mint, and Toffee (and Gold, Black and White are free).

First step was to gather some inks, something to blend the ink onto the white cardstock, and a…

Color Dare #382 - Purple Monochromatic

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As you may already know... purple is my favorite color! So I couldn't resist joining in on this Monochromatic - Purples Color Dare #382! If you want to enter the dare, or see the complete rules for the Color Dare, then click the link and join in on the fun! Monochromatic - Purples Color Dare #382
For my purple project I was inspired by a card I saw by Kristina Werner. To give her credit where credit is due I will link her card here → Kristina's card.

Obviously, I used different materials, a slightly different technique, and of course PURPLES instead of blues to create my card. So let's look at the details...

I am not going to use stencils like Kristina did, instead I used stamps only.


Since I was going to use stamps instead of a s…

Save Those Patterned Paper Scraps!

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One of the joys of paper crafting is patterned paper. There are so many beautiful patterned papers out there and they can add so much a project. But what do you do with those little leftover scraps of patterned paper after you complete your project? I made a video about that! So here you go....



What do you think? Would you try any of these five ideas with a "scrappy sheet"? Let me know in the comments below.

Here are a couple of close-ups from the video...

Use those dies you already own...
...create beautiful "scrappy sheet" embellishments for your upcoming projects.

A little bit of ink blending...
... add those embellishments...
... and you end up with a handmade card full of dimension and interest.
One can never have enough g…

Crafty Kraft Paper!

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Do you have some Kraft paper in your stash but you forget to use it? I do that all the time! It is so tempting to head straight for the pretty patterned papers, or grab that solid white to stamp on, or focus on the colored papers for the associated seasons... but let's not forget the simple beauty and fun of Kraft paper. This video might give you some inspiration to pull out your Kraft paper, some supplies, and have some creative fun!



Are you inspired now? I hope so. Let me know in the comment section below what you like to make using Kraft paper. In the meantime, here is a close up of the four cards I showed in the video and the corresponding measurements and details to help you create something similar if you want to.



This card has a d…

Fun Smearing Stickles on Cards

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I wanted to make a brief video showing some of the uses of Stickles (aside from the more commonly seen embellishment "dots"). This video and blog entry is NOT sponsored by Stickles (they probably don't even know I exist)... I simply created this information to help inspire you to play with supplies you probably already own in a fun new way.

Here is the video... let me know what you think!



Here are a couple of shots of the completed card to make it easier for you to see the various uses.

This shows the "smear" technique as a background.
For this card you will see that I used the "smear" technique to create my own glitter paper to die cut (the sun and the cloud) and I also used the Stickles to create the waves…

Let’s Be Honest

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This blog is my raw and honest opinion about my experience as an Independent Consultant for Close To My Heart. The opinions in this blog entry are mine and mine alone and in no way is this entry meant as a negative comment about Close To My Heart or other Independent Consultants.
Big news... after just under a year of being an Independent Consultant (IC) for Close To My Heart (CTMH) I’m “throwing in the towel”. It’s not because I don’t love CTMH products but, if I am honest, I guess I’m just not very good at the whole multilevel marketing gig. I signed up to be a CTMH IC because I wanted to purchase the products at the consultant price, I wanted to earn free products, and I was hoping I would make some new paper crafting friends. I also had hoped that I might even make a few sales each quarter to help supplement my household income. In order to maintain my IC status I was required to reach a set sales goal every quarter.
As much as I would have liked to meet my quarterly sales every qua…

Have You Heard of Dreaming Tree?

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Do you own a Cricut Explore Air, Silhouette, Sizzix, Brother ScanNCut, or any Sure Cuts A Lot compatible machine? If you do then you will definitely want to check out all the SVG files (many of them FREE) at Dreaming Tree!

If you know me, you know I won't recommend something I don't use or don't like... that is not a problem with Dreaming Tree... I love their SVG files! I have cut out Dreaming Tree SVG files on both my Cricut Explore Air and on my Brother ScanNCut. They are easy to download, cut, and put together. The artistry is of the highest quality and each product includes free access to the Assembly Videos where Leo Kowal walks you through the process of putting your project together. 
The picture at the top of the blog sho…