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7Gypsies meets Tim Holtz!

Hi crafty friends. Today I am here to share with you a wall hanging I created for Canvas Corp "Friday with Friends" segment. This project was featured last week on the CCB blog , so I thought I should probably share it on my blog as well. 

I have been a fan of Tim Holtz probably as long as I have been a fan of 7gypsies. They both play so well together that it is easy to mix and match to create wonderful vintage projects. 

While shadow boxes can be a bit of a big project to take on, I decided to share with you a faux shadow box using some great products from the 7gypsies Architexture line along with some idea-ology from Tim Holtz. 

STEP 1Cut paper to 9″ x 9″ and distressed edges with Distress ink – Walnut stain. Adhere it to 12 x 12 Canvas Corp ~ Postal printed cardboard.

STEP 2Add 8 x 8 paper from 7gypsies Architextures paper pad, to create the faux vignette boxes.

STEP 3Add ephemera, 7gypies Architexture Findings and elements from 7gypsies Architextures Junque Packs

STEP 4Use…

Easter Sunday !

Hi everyone! I know we are all anxious for Spring...and with Spring comes Easter. I decided to create an Easter card this year and share with you this cute little girl holding a bunny from I brake for stamps. 

I just love this little girl! The stamp is called Sunday Best. She was great for this little Easter scene.

I colored up this large flower to use as my background. Each piece, including the little girl was fussy cut to create a scene.I also had a fence die cut that was a great addition to my background.

Don't forget you can get 10% off your purchase over at I Brake for Stamps using my coupon codeSAVE10MONICA.

Follow your BLISS!

It's truly the simple things in life that make me happy! A good cup of coffee, a great book and enjoying my BLISS!

I love creating these heritage cards and the printables from VectoriaDesigns make it so simple.  I love that I can re create this background over and over again and never run out of paper. Printables are also great because it requires no storage. I just print it when I need it. 

The background set I used is called Grunge ephemera digital and it is from VectoriaDesigns. I used two stamp sets from STAMPlorations for this card. One is called Follow your Arrow and the other is called Good Books and Coffee. STAMPGIRLMONICA gets you 20% off over at STAMPLORATIONS.

This second card was created using the same paper stack from VectoriaDesigns. I also used the stamp set called Purveyor from Stampers Anonymous.

I was able to use my Stamp Platform to get a perfect image every time!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nautical Gift Set

Hello crafty friends. Yesterday I shared with you a cute little sailor card. Today I wanted to share with you the complete set I created including a Nautical travel Journal. 

To create the travel journal I cut the corrugated paper 8″ x 8. 5″. For each insert I cut the paper 8″ x8″.

On the pages that did not have a design, I added some distress Oxide ink to give them some color.

I used cute little stamps to decorate the insides of my journals. 

I cut down an envelope to measure 4″ and placed it in the center of my journal. I then punched 3 holes starting from the center to bind my journal. I bound the journal using some DMC navy blue thread and and needle. The binding was done in the middle of the envelope, which was sealed to hide the thread. I tied some blue rope to the back binding to be used to close the journal.

I had enough scraps to create 4 A6 size cards. Each card design was a little different from the next, but the theme was consistent.

I used the Nautical Sayings paper to add cute…