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Vintage Winter Post Cards

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Greetings and happy New Year! I hope all of your Christmas wishes came true. It has been a winter wonderland here in Arizona’s White Mountains…we were actually snowed in Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Since I am not an “outdoor” person…it is nice to look at but I sure don’t want to be outside “playing in the snow…smile. Much more fun to stay inside a warm house and make paper!
These will be my  Christmas "Thank You"  cards!



Supplies:
•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits & paper press •Blender, cello sponges and soft towels •A sunny window •Scraps of white & blue paper (think junk mail, etc.)  •Dark blue card stock for card bases •Envelopes to fit cards •Stamps: Stampendous™ Cling Rubber Post Card stamps #CRR187 (Train) &          #CRR143 (House)  •Westcott™ paper trimmer •Scor-Pal™  •Beacon ZipDryTM adhesive •ColorBox™ Archival ink pad “Midnight Blue” •Stamping Buddy Pro™ Hinged stamp positioner
Instructions:
1.Follow the instructions found in any of t…

Rose Casting Card

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Hello, everyone!
It's Nancy back today, with one final 2019 project to share!   
I just had to make another card using my stash of paper casting pieces!

Here's my card for today:


Although I'm using a casting stamp provided to me by Rycraft, Arnold Grummer has some really beautiful designs.  You can find all their Casting Molds HERE.
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Materials Used in My Project:
Arnold Grummer - White Cotton Linter; Arnold Grummer - Iridescent Flakes; Blender; Rycraft Paper Casting Stamp - Rose; Chalk: Unknown - Pink and Green; Papers: DCWV Shimmer Cardstock - Pink; Doily: From My Stash; Ribbon: Celebrate It; Marker: Spectrum Noir - Clear Sparkle.
* * * * * Just as a reminder...here's how I did my casting:  The one 8 oz bag of Cotton Linter was enough to make all of these pieces. I simply added a handful of Linter to the blender with some water, and blended. I wanted my Rose casting to have some sparkle in it, so I also added some of the Iridescent Flakes to the blender before blending. After p…

Quick & Easy Christmas Cards

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My Christmas card list keeps getting longer & time is getting shorter….sigh. Follow along while I create two cards that look like they took hours to make but actually took less than 15 minutes each to create!



Supplies:

•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits and paper press
•Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•Scrap of white & Kraft card stock to die cut
•6 x 6’” cards and envelopes
•Dies: “Deer” MemoryBox  #98679,  Couture Creations “Peace On Earth” # CO726297,
        “Kindness” #FRA-Die-10500.....Fran the Frantic Stamper,  Mary & Joseph” Nellie’s # SD139
       (CC, Nellies & FTFS dies available from Ecstasy Crafts)
•Tonic Studios™ Tangerine die cutting and embossing machine
•Tonic Studios™ paper trimmer
•Tonic Studios Nuvo Pur Sheen Glitter #721 Ice White
•Tonic Studios Nuvo Glitter Drops #758 White Blizzard
•Tonic Studios Craft Tacky adhesive
•Tonic Nuvo Adhesive Pen # 204
•Embossing Folders: …

It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas

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WOW! Where has this year gone? Seems like just a few days ago that it was the beginning of a new year. The days are just whizzing by and 2020 will be here before I know it. I’m a bit late this year finishing up some of the 300 + Christmas cards that I create and send. Adding the Veterans and spouses from the “Healing with ART” classes to the list of card recipients is a privilege and a blessing. I want them to know how much joy they have brought into my life.
These cards go together so quickly after the paper is made….you can easily create them by the batch!
Remember that I always make extra sheets of handmade paper and/or castings to have on hand for future use.






Supplies:
•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits and paper press •Blender, cello sponges and soft towels •A sunny window •Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)  •5 x 7 cards and envelopes •Embossing folders:: Crafters Companion™: GEM-EF5-3DPE (Peace on Earth),          GEM-EF5-3DPC (Dear Santa), GEM-EF5-3DCC (Mu…

Christmas Candle Casting Card

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Hello, everyone!
It's Nancy here with a festive new project share!
I have done my first paper casting!
Was it ever FUN,
and I'm afraid it's just as addicting as paper making!  ;o)

Here's my card for today:


My friend Michele was so helpful in getting me started.
She sent me some fun molds.
I was also generously provided with some great Paper Casting Stamps fromRycraft!

Look at the stash of casting pieces I made:


Materials Used in My Project:
Arnold Grummer - White Cotton Linter; Blender; Rycraft Paper Casting Stamp - Christmas Candle; Imagine Crafts Ink: Memento - Dandelion, Pear Tart, Red, and Fantastix; Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, My Mind's Eye - Wonderful Winter; Ribbon: Celebrate It; Stickles: Star Dust.

1. I began by doing all the fun casting. The one 8 oz bag of Cotton Linter was enough to make all of these pieces. I simply added a handful of Linter to the blender with some water, and blended. After pouring it through a strainer, I added the wet pulp into the casting sta…

Tea for Two...or Three

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Is there anything more peaceful than having a cup of tea and a long visit with a friend? Taking time from our busy days and just “being” instead of “doing” is a rare treat. I have dedicated some time before the rush of Christmas and the New Year to just sit and share the moments with a few friends and let them know how much they mean to me. Serve special teas and homemade cookies!



Supplies:

•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits & paper press
•Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of off white & tan paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•Dark brown card stock for cards
•Envelopes to fit cards
Rycraft®  # 353 “Cup of Tea”, #318 “Tea Time” & # 495 Tea Leaves cookie or paper
        casting stamps
•Stamps: Marianne Designs™ #KJ1710 “Tea is like…..” & #KJ1707 “There is…..”
         Unknown: “A cup of tea…”
•Tonic Studios™ paper trimmer
•Scor-Pal™
•Beacon ZipDryTM adhesive
•Double sided foam
•ColorBox™ Archival ink pad “Mudslide”
•Prismacol…

Falling In Love With Fall

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Fall really is my favorite time of year…perhaps being born in early November has something to do with it…smile. I breathe in the cool air and marvel at the changing colors of the leaves. Knowing that it is the beginning of a time of rest for the plants, animals, people and the planet  is soothing.




Supplies:

•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits & paper press
•Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of off white/tan paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•Kraft and brown card stock for card bases & layers.
•Envelopes to fit cards
•Embossing folders: Darice™ “Fall”, Creative Expressions™ #CEST027  “Woven”
•Stamp: Quiet Fire Designs™ #5930 “I am the connection….”
•Tonic Studios™ Tangerine die cutting and embossing machine
•Tonic Studios™ paper trimmer
•Hinged stamp positioner
•Scor-Pal™
•Beacon ZipDryTM adhesive
•Thin linen cord
•ColorBox™ Dyestress Blendable ink pads: Fall colors
                                 ColorBox Archival ink pad Mudslide

Instructions…