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DT Project for Crafter's Castle with Tonic Studios Bouquets and Banners Wonderfall Dies

Hi crafty friends, This month I am collaborating as a Design Team Member with Crafter's Castle. Please stop by this blog and participate in monthly challenges. All craft levels as well as craft types are welcome, and every month there is a random winner selected to receive a prize. International entries are welcome! This month's challenge Prize is Another Cup of Coffee Digital Kit from Taylormadecards4u.
 Today, you will see a sampling of projects I have made with this Digital Paper Collection, as well as my Tonic Studios and Tim Holtz products.

My first project was a masculine Waterfall Card, made this using the Tonic Studios Bouquets and Banners Wonderfall Dies This allowed me to place several images from the collection on the front of this interactive card.
I also used the beautifully masculine coffee-themed paper that I cut using a beveled edge die from Tonic Studios.
Here you can see the mechanism at work, and how I used one of the many images to decorate the waterfall created …
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Queen Bee Handbag and Sketchbook DT Project for Reneabouquets

Hi crafty friends, For this month I want to share with you another fun project I made using Items from Reneabouquets and Tonic Studios dies. I wanted to make something ultra lush, as I would be working with the Glass Wing Queen Bees from Reneabouquets. As we all know, there is only one queen in the hive, and for this queen, a beautiful handbag and sketchbook are essential!
Here is the couple with the hexagon shaped handbag covered in a beautiful handmade flower bouquet. Each handmade flower is delicately sprinkled with Gawdie Girl Pink Chunky German Glitter Glass. Grouped along the top of the handbag are also Beautiful Board Hexagon Elements Laser Cut Chipboard pieces that are embossed in gold, and scattered with Moonstone beads. I also added layers of embossed vellum resembling honeycombs, and hand-colored roses made with a Tonic Studios stamp and alcohol markers. Underneath is a piece of Ivory Wide Floral Embroidered Lace.This will surely provide a safe landing for any queen bee! I Along…

DIY Hat Box Project Share from Decor8yourlife

Hat Box Project Share from Decor8yourlife Hello fellow paper crafters! This is Sandi Nagel, aka Decor8yourlife.  I'm thrilled to pieces to be here as a Guest Designer for Paints and Glitter!  Today I'm sharing a DIY Hat Box that I made using the SVG files from the Paints and Glitter Etsy Store.


 I can't begin to tell you how much fun it was to cut this hat box file and put it all together!


This hat box is perfect for gift-giving and sending crafty items to a friend.


The hat box measures approximately 5 1/2 x 4 x 2 3/8.  It's wide enough to hold a handmade memorydex card and other crafty goodies!


I don't know which part is the best, seeing it all come together or decorating it! You can add as much or as little embellishments as you want! I hot-glued a couple of trims from my stash, added a couple of trim flowers to the end of the handles, and flat-back pearls on the accent straps.


I also added some large, flat-back pearls to the bottom of my hat box to sit on.


I h…

Spring in Paris Card with Tonic Studios Craft Kit 21

Hi friends,  I am sharing a very special card I made for my mother in law using items in my stash, and a product I had been wanting to try. I absolutely love using mixed media, and have incoporated this into this card. To make the process easier to watch, I have done a step-by-step video with music. All items used in the card are from my stash, and the dies used are from Tonic Studios Craft Kit, which can be purchased as a subscription. (This one happened to be #21, and is no longer available.) I invite you to watch the process, and enjoy seeing how it comes together. A huge thank you to Reneabouquets for the Beautiful Board pieces on this card, and to Deb Hendricks for the gorgeous appliqué.
As always, I hope that you can Be inspired, Be Blessed!
Menu: Paper from Summer Studio Russia Vellum: from my stash  Finnabair Golden Nugget Effect Paste: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/pri-9... Nuvo - Gilding Flakes - Radiant Gold https://www.scrapbook.com/store/ton-8... American Crafts - Color Pour …

"Secret Garden" DT project for Reneabouquets

Hi friends,  I'm enjoying spring, and finally getting into my garden to enjoy the gorgeous colors and sounds! Today, I am bringing you a mini album covered in all of the beauty that we can encounter in a Secret Garden... (Dies used: Tonic Studios Mythical Glade) On the cover... From the very top of the cover, you can see a nest full of adorable singing birds. They are nestled in a grouping of flowers that drape onto the page. Below them are a stunning Dragonfly, and floating butterflies that I suspended with floral wire. These quite literally float on the page!
Front and center is our Dahlia Flower girl. She inhabits this garden among the mulberry flowers, covered in sparkle and moonstones. Behind her are layers of paper altered with glimmer and delicate lace. Peeking from one corner is also a small beautiful board butterfly...
 A closer look reveals the delicate beauty of this Dahlia Flower Girl and My Romantic Heart Butterfly. This is suspended with floral wire for some added w…

Hat Boxes and More - DT Project for Reneabouquets

Hi Crafty friends,  I am so happy to share these adorable Hat Boxes and Gifts using gorgeous items from Reneabouquets! Everything you make can be beautifully adorned, and these Hat Boxes are very versatile for many gift-giving opportunities. I have chosen to include some easy options. At the end of this post, you may follow the links for purchase of the digital file and make your own!

 I thought Hat Boxes would be the perfect way to present a small dimensional card,  mini album or gift  that you could easily give as a Mother's Day gift, or for many other occasions. So it set off to design one...

For this lavender Hat Box and the projects below, I have used the following:
Beautiful Board Large Follow Your Heart Doilies Chipboard, that adorns the front of both boxes, perfectly paired with the 1 Ounce No Hole Dark Purple Glass Microbeads in the center.  Butterfly Kisses Spun Lavender Single Side Printed Butterflies, and Delicate Beauty Butterfly KissesTiny Treasures Premium Paper…

Vintage Dream Big Keepsake Wallet- DT Project for Reneabouquets

Hi friends,  First, I am thrilled to share that I have been invited to be a designer for Reneabouquets! This is a very big honor for me, and I am super excited to share the beautiful items Renea has in her shop to add just the right touch to your special projects.
In this post I am sharing my first design team project, a beautiful journal made with several laces, boards, flowers, and other goodies from Reneabouquets. Links for all mentioned products will be provided for ease of purchase. 
(I used Tonic Studios paper on this project!)
This is the cover of this special journal, where I have used the following: Tiny Emilie In ParisBeautiful Board 6 Piece Small Texture Pattern In Purple Laser Cut Chipboard , Beautiful Board Ivy Vines Tuck It In Laser Cut Chipboard, Tiny Treasures Premium Paper To Venus And Back Glitter Glass Dragonflies, Smoky Lavender Curly Roses Mulberry Paper Flowers, Marie Antoinette Pearl & Rhinestone Button Set, White Tear Drop Lace~White 1.5 Inch Wide, White W…