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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!


Papercraft Star #57 'Book'

When I saw this week's challenge over at Papercraft Star, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!  I had been holding onto this image of a baby book that I got from Bumble Buttons for a while, and now was the time to put it to use!  The theme for this week's challenge is to use a book as your inspiration, and here is my card based on the challenge . . .

Supply List:

  • Base card stock - DCWV
  • Patterned paper - Lily Bee Design
  • Image - Bumble Buttons
  • Sentiment - SRM Stickers
  • Vintage lace, ric-rack and buttons - my stash

Tools Used:
  • Cricut Expression and Walk In My Garden (WIMG) cartridge
  • Computer and ink jet printer
  • EK Success 'Arch Scallop Bordered Punch
  • Scissors, craft knife, ruler, rotary cutter

Cricut Cuts:
  • WIMG cartridge, card2 set at 5"
  • WIMG cartridge, card1 set at 5"

  • To make the ruffled paper, cut strip to width you want and length 1 1/2 to 2 times length you need
  • Wet paper slightly by dipping briefly into warm water
  • Loosely pleat with your fingers
  • Dry in microsave for 30 seconds to 1 minute depending on thickness of paper
  • Re-pleat, gluing at the folds

Isn't this the cutest baby card!  I already someone in mind who will get this one, too.  Thanks so much for visiting, and please come back soon!  Blessings, Becky


Sarah said...

Becky, your card is adorable! Love the image and the wonderful colors. Thanks for sharing the tip. Hugs, Sarah

Tracy said...

What an adorable image! Glad you had it in reserve for our challenge this week Becky. :-) Love the ruffled paper ribbon! Thanks so much for sharing your little lovely with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Kim Duran said...

Well, Becky this card is just knock-out gorgeous! The image is perfect for the book theme and I love love love the layers of pleated papers. I never would have thought of using the water and microwave technique. I will have to try that one day! Thanks for the tip and showing off this amazing card at Papercraft Star!

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Great tip on the pleats - Yours are perfect !! Thanks for sharing with us Becky, at Papercraft Star !!

Regan said...

Becky, this card is so bright and fun! I love the ricrac and buttons and the image is adorable! Thank you for playing along with us again this week at Papercraft Star!

bumble button said...

Becky, thank you for mentioning Bumble Button!! I can not tell you how incredible it is to see one of my images made into something.You are one creative gal! What a fun card. Love Louise