Showing posts from November, 2016

Earth’s Song

© Michele Emerson-Robert 2016

Fall is the beginning of the time of rest for the plants and animals, yes even us humans. Some people think the plants have died….I think they are resting so that they will be ready to bloom again in the spring! This is the time of year that I want to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot tea and just “be”. Below are a few more of the November cards celebrating this quiet time.

Supplies Any of the Arnold Grummer®paper making kitsBlender, cello sponges and soft towelsA sunny windowScraps of ivory and tan/brown paper (think junk mail, etc.)Scraps of white tissue paperScrap of dark brown heavy weight handmade paperOnion skinsDies: Tattered Lace™D667 Paradise Ferns andSpellbindersTMS1-001 World ViewTonic Studios™ Tangerine die cutting and embossing machineTonic Studios™paper trimmerImpression ObsessionTMstamp D19117 "Be still and listen to the Earth's song"Scor-Pal™Tonic Studios™Craft Tacky Glue, double sided foam tapeColorBox® Dark Brown Chal…

It's A Girl

For those who may not have heard the news ----- I am going to be a grandmother!!!!

We are just a little bit excited. My daughter is expecting her first in April and it is a girl!

I wanted to share the news and knew the perfect thing to use to make a card. This
Baby Feet Casting Mold was the perfect accent. And I had Tri fold cards with a window to showcase the casting!

I started with Cotton Linter Squares and a pink sheet from the Tissue Tints

Once I had my slurry, I pressed it into the mold and removed excess water. I allowed it to air dry.

To use the Tri Fold card, mount the casting in the window and secure the inside panel to finish.

Now it is time to decorate the front of the card. Flowers, lace and ribbon were the perfect finishing touches! 

Aren't those baby feet so cute? Did you know there are over 6 pages of casting molds in the store! I am sure there is one that will fit your needs!

If you are also thinking about holiday gifts, then  ArnoldGrummer has the perfect one for…

Giving Thanks

© Michele Emerson-Robert 2016

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite celebrations. It is that time when most people look back over the past year and give praise to all of the many blessings that we have in our lives. Here are two of the more than 50 cards that I will send out this November. Supplies
·Any of the Arnold Grummer®paper making kits and “Tea Time” mold ·Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels ·A sunny window ·Scraps of white and tan paper (think junk mail, etc.) ·Scraps of tan/brown heavy weight handmade paper or cardstock to die cut ·The PaperCut™Ivory cardstock for the “Cozy” card ·Envelopes to fit cards or make your own with the AG envelope template ·Die:Quiet Fire Designs™ECD #1231 Cozy ·Tonic Studios™Tangerine die cutting and embossing machine

Open Your Heart

Hi everyone! I must say that there is nothing more relaxing than shredding some paper and making your own recycled paper using the Arnold Grummer Medium Pour Handmold. I love it, I admit it. AND it's just a flat out bonus using the Folding Heart Card Medium Template.  Combine all that goodness with the perfect sentiment ( A Number of Things ) and you have a delightful heartfelt card to send to someone for any occasion.

Look at those delicious deckled edges!
I like to stamp on scraps of handmade paper and then fussy cut them out and use as embellishments too. This little flower looks so pretty layered over this heart shaped doily. ( Journal Doodles with a Heart stamp set ) Finished cards fit in 4" square or standard A2 envelopes.
Inspired to make some paper projects this year? Or maybe looking for the perfect gift for the paper crafter in your life? Then you really need to buy this calendar! And, if they have been a really, really good boy or girl, add the paper pack too in the…

Paper Casting

Can you believe it is already two weeks into November?! I can't, where did this year go! Christmas will be here far too soon for me because I am the QUEEN of procrastination LOL

 Weeks ago I made some soap and needed cigar bands to put around them and then thought how nice they would look with something on them. So, I grabbed my paper pulp (I always have some made up) got one of my soap molds, just one of the guest size ones and put paper pulp into them, let them dry and just like that I had a pretty paper shell to put on my soaps.

Here is what you will need to make paper pulp:

Junk mail or any paper that you are going to throw out

If you want to make something from molds, Arnold Grummer paper products has a lot of very nice ones you can get here.

If you are looking to make your own special paper, check out Arnold Grummer's videos on Youtube and you can purchase the handmolds that look like this. Hint, once you start, you will want them all!

It is soooo much fun…

Autumn Memories

© Michele Emerson-Robert 2016

This is such a glorious and colorful time of year! Lots of birthdays this month too; so lots of cards to be made! Keeping with the Autumn theme, but wanting to change it up a bit, I pulled out some ‘reactive” paints to use. Wow, what fun they are!
·Any of the Arnold Grummer®paper making kits ·Blender, cello sponges and soft towels ·A sunny window ·Scraps of off white paper (think junk mail, etc.) ·Dried spice/herb for inclusion in paper ·Scraps of off white and cinnamon heavy weight handmade paper to die cut ·The PaperCut™golden colored cardstock for layer and dark green for one card base ·Die: Quiet Fire Designs™ ECD 1199 Four Seasons & ECD 1197 Memories ·SpellbindersTMGrand Calibur™ die cutting


I recently learned about Etegami postcards which is a Japanese tradition of simple painting on a rice paper postcard. I loved the idea so decided to try it on handmade paper. I received a box which had this wonderful creamy packing paper. Of course, I turned it into my own paper using  the Pour Handmold

Since I am thinking of mailing these cards, I gave each  piece of paper a layer of Mod Podge on  both the front and the back. I wanted to use watercolors even though I was not sure if this would work.

I sketched out simple designs and added the paints. Sometimes it soaked in and others it just pooled on top. I dabbed some off or added more until I was happy with the finished look. I used a black pen to outline and stamped a sentiment. I love the finished look and look forward to sending these out! Once addressed, I will probably seal the cards again to protect them in case they get wet.

I hope you are inspired to make your own paper for cards or postcards!

Looking for the perfect H…

Paper Cast Leaves

© Michele Emerson-Robert 2016

Did you know that almost anything that is convex can be used as a casting mold? The leaf castings on the two fall cards are a perfect example. One is cast from a Jello mold, and the other is cast from a drink coaster! They are both beautiful! Look around your home and see what objects you might have to use as casting molds.


·Any of the Arnold Grummer®paper making kits ·Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels ·A sunny window ·Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.) ·Scraps of white heavy weight handmade paper to die cut ·The PaperCut™various colored cardstock for card bases, envelopes ·Die: Quiet Fire Designs™ ECD 1199 Four Seasons ·Tonic Studios™Tangerine die cutting and embossing machine ·