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Paper cutz challenge #80 / A Child's Year

I made this little basket as a request from my 5 yr. old for his bedroom. I used A Child's year, & tried to select images that reflected his personality. The colors match his bedroom, & I kept it very simple so that he can fill it with his little trinkets & not have to fuss with it too much. The paper & ribbon have been in my stash for ages-but I love the colors & hope it lasts at least a few months! The white base is cardstock from Walmart. I am amazed at how good this paper is considering the low price (BONUS!!) I am entering this into the challenge at Papercutzchallenge . The challenge was to make a Spring-theme project using any color. TFL!

Card for Aidan

His belly is flocked to make it soft. Hi there, this is a little card I made for Aidan, a young little boy from Kentucky who's going through a rough time right now. You can find out more about him on Mary's page and if you're curious enough to follow the link, please consider joining in to send him a card as well. I must say I haven't had a card come together so easily before & I was very inspired after reading about him. The sun is shining down on him sending him happiness & warmth. I used a white pen to add stitching to the letters and the rest of the sentiment is hand-written. The face on the little leaf is my own design, using ink.

Stitching on Paper/ Accent Essentials/ Gypsy

This is a page I worked on last night ( & no, I don't work in any order when I scrapbook). It's a page about my oldest and I decided to show it to showcase stitching on paper. If you haven't yet tried it, it can be tons of fun and adds a pretty texture to your projects. It can also be done before gluing the element to your page, or after. You just have to keep in mind how the paper will fit in your sewing machine. The die-cut is from Accent Essentials, & I welded it to a circle. The Gypsy allows you to see which size will work for your page. The title is from Cosmo Cricket, and the collection is one of my favorites. I also added ribbon to the bottom with stiching along the center. I decided to journal on the circle, and popped the center gradually. Then I added white stiching with a gel pen in two designs along the edges. 

Picture Frame/ Create a Critter

We recently had a snowed-in kind of day & I made picture frames with my little one. He picked out the Crocodile from the Create-a Critter as the image to use ( How appropriate!) and he got to tear paper and we used Aleene's tacky glue & Mod Podge to adhere it to a wooden frame. Waiting for glue to dry was not part of my son's plan, so he moved on to Lego's & left me behind to finish it for him. I thought the "smile" from CAC would work well, so I added it with the ribbon and some grass in the background as well as some inking to fill in any empty spaces. He loved it, so it got a thumbs up! These little critters are so easy to put together, and googly eyes are always fun! The little stinker in the pic is my 5 yr. old making a squinty face!

ROBOTZ, Gypsy & Chocolate, WHAT ELSE? Oh, I LOVE YOU!

OK, How could I not make a robot? I love these little critters, and I thought my kiddos would too, especially since I plan on stuffing this guy like a trojan horse-only he/she will have Chocolates inside instead of angry enemies. I used the Gypsy to weld a heart on his would-be antenna. He's channeling the love... He's totally cought red-handed! Tryin' to steal the goods!! His sticker says " I've got nothing but love for you" a.k.a "I'm not sharing  the chocolate!" I added a felt heart with a metal brad, and the bling is all stickers. "Ciao peeps" "Te Amo!!" "Je T'aime mon cherie!" "Ti amo"  "愛"

Valentine Accordion Card/ Gypsy/ TBBM/ George

In honor of tomorrow's celebration, here is a little Valentine card with a vintage look, yet some modern applications. (sounds fancy huh?) I used George for the simple heart on the cover, and cut around it to give it a fringe and add texture. The heart topped mini tag has pearls added to it, and some scissors tied with twine. The flower is stamped twice, and I added a skittle to the center (millions of those, need to be used). On the inside, I added an accordion to give the card depth and on it I placed the heart that opens, and added little post cards. The "LOVE" stamp is stamped twice, and I fussy cut the letters to pop them. May Valentine's day be a reminder of love to you as well!! Two ribbons, a stamped flower, fringed heart, pearls. I tied the scissors with twine. The heart opens to reveal the message. Leaving plenty of room on the card to write a personalized message. Here's a close-up of the letters. I used dimensional adhesive to pop t