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"Card Inspired by Maria" - 5 new articles

  1. Announcement! Card Inspired Has Moved
  2. Altered Shortbread Cookie Tin
  3. Announcement!! Christmas Group Blog Debut
  4. Tutorial Posted on Stampin Inspiratins Club Site
  5. Altered Heart/Round Box Video and Written Tutorial
  6. More Recent Articles

Announcement! Card Inspired Has Moved

Hello Friends and Faithful Readers,

If you follow my blog, subscribe through Feedblitz or through a reader, all my Paper Crafting Creations will be posted on my main blog site: Stampin Inspirations

Please subscribe or follow Stampin Inspirations.

I have come to the decision that I can no longer maintain 3 blog sites. I've thought about it for a while now and as much I've enjoyed creating a separate blog site for my Paper Crafting Creations and focusing only on "scrappy creations", trying to keep up with 3 sites have been quite difficult.

My daughter will be heading out to college this year and in the following months, we will need to take a few trips to visit the various colleges to see which campus fits her needs, I realize that it would be a disservice to my readers if I cannot keep up regular postings for 3 blog sites because I'll be away for periods of time throughout the months.

I will continue to create "scrappy creations", "scrapbooking and altered projects" on Stampin Inspirations but will no longer maintain this site.

Not to worry. . .Card Inspired will continue to remain open to reference back to past tutorials and projects. I will link it on Stampin Inspirations!!

Thank you for being such wonderful readers. I feel that by maintaining one blog site, I can concentrate on being more creative rather than rushing through each projects just so I have something to post.

You have been fabulous and I really am appreciative of your support throughout the past 2 years!! Card Inspired was my very first blog and it is my "baby" so to speak but she has grown up and moved out to a new space.

I would love to see you on Stampin Inspirations so be sure to follow me there!!


    

Altered Shortbread Cookie Tin

Hi Everyone!! Gosh, I haven't made anything for this site for almost a week! Sorry about that. . .I've been busy working on a few things which have taken me away from my scrappy projects. Since I'm here. . .let's chit-chat! LOL! While I was altering this shortbread cookie tin, I was thinking about my blogging and crafting activities. Not many of my "real life" non-crafting friends and family in Hawaii are aware that I blog. It's almost like a secret activity that I do . . .

About six months after I started my blog, I had mentioned to a close friend that I crafted and blogged several times a week and sometimes daily since I became a SAHM and I've made a few "blogging" friends online. . .and she laughed and said "really?, how cute!" and I asked her what she meant by "cute" because it didn't really sound very "flattering"!! LOL! She said. . ."I never knew you to be the type. . .you know, the house wifey type that craft and blogged". I said "it's fun. . .you should at least try blogging " (she's not the crafty sort).

She then said "oh, no. . .I don't have the time to do thaaaaaaaat" (she works full time and likes to do outdoor activities). It almost sounded as if she was saying that I had a lot of time on my hands and I'm like some sort of bored housewife or something!! LOL!

Since then I decided that I won't really talk about it to others who don't craft or blog . .they probably wouldn't be able to relate or even understand the concept of blogging anyway.

Anyway. . now to my altered tin container. This was previously a shortbread cookie tin. I adhered designer paper on to the tin and decorated it with an eyelet lace, beads, and scrapbook embellishments. I think I'm going to give this tin box to my daughter. . .baby blue and brown is her favorite color.

Initially I wasn't going to add the lace but I saw it in a container and I think I bought it like 3 or 4 years ago so I decided to use it. How sad that it has been sitting in container for that long! LOL!


I added the photo of my daughter using the "K&CO" metal/decorative frame.

Anyway. . hope y'all have a fabulous Thursday!!

Project Details:

Paper: My Minds Eye
Accessories: CTMH Just Blooms, Prima Flowers, One-heart one-mind jumbo brad, K&CO frame, strand beads, Eyelet Lace
    

Announcement!! Christmas Group Blog Debut

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Hello, Friends!! I have a big announcement to make! I started a group blog called "Chistmas Stampin' All Year Long". Stop by and I would love, love, love to have you play along. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and the card above is my sample. Check out the other blog member's samples. . .all their cards are "inspirational"!!

Were you behind on you Christmas cards and handmade gifts last year? Did you feel overwhelmed during the holidays trying to catch up on creating your cards? Did you fail in sending your Christmas cards on time or not send any at all?

Well, this challenge blog is the place for you to get motivated to start NOW!!! Each week, I'll post a challenge (sketch, color combo and others) each and the group members will show samples of their cards on the group blog.

You can participate by creating a card based on the challenge and commenting on the post with the link to your picture from your blog, SCS photo, PCP photo, or online album. You may also send the photo to my email address cardinspired@gmail.com

I will upload your card photo on to an album on Paper Craft Planet so everyone can see your lovely work. This blog site is primarily a motivational site but from time to time, I may do a contest . . .maybe once a month and I'll have the group members vote on which card they liked best.

Anyway. . .stop by the group blog today and check out are first challenge and the samples!! I hope this challenge blog will help you to get motivated to create your Christmas cards.

Christmas Stampin All Yearl Long has 9 blog members so far! Whoohoo.
The group members are:


    

Tutorial Posted on Stampin Inspiratins Club Site

Hi Friends! I just wanted to let you know I posted a written tutorial on my Stampin Inspirations Club Site! It's a cute album especially for Valentines. Check it out!

Mini Purse Accordion Pocket Album



    

Altered Heart/Round Box Video and Written Tutorial




Hi Everyone!! I created a video tutorial on how to line a round or heart box using designer paper. There's a way to apply designer paper to round boxes so that they appear smooth with a nice finish. I also created a written tutorial of this project. I had created the written tutorial over a year ago. There is a slight variation to the video tutorial vs written tutorial but the same concepts apply.

I created this box for mementos and photos that I'll probably place on to my night stand. It makes for a nice bedroom decor while being functional at the same time. I covered my box using Close to My Heart designer paper "More to Adore". It's such a pretty paper especially for Valentines. To decorate the top, I added large prima flower, button, and a metal frame by Making Memories with a photo.

I don't have time to chit-chat but check out the video or written tutorial when you have the chance. It's pretty late right now and I'd like to go to bed. Hope you all have a fabulous day!!





    

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