94 posts categorized "Penny Ward"

06/04/2017

Sun 04

Funny Fish Pincushion
by Penny Ward

Fish-Pincushion

 

Hello Memory Box friends. Penny here today and as you can tell, it's not a card. As soon as I received the Plush Funny Fish die, I immediately knew he should become a pincushion. I am forever looking for pins to unclog glue bottles, or poke out small pieces left in dies. Now I will always have pins at my fingertips.

Pretty cute isn't he?!?

 

Gather your bright colored felt, Elmers glue, yarn and a large eye needle.

 

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Die cut two of the largest pieces of the Plush Funny Fish, then a couple of fins, the heart and a couple of scalloped "scales".

Position and glue on the scales, fins and mouth as shown. Adhere the back piece leaving an opening of about two inches at the bottom of the Fish.

 

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Use about a three foot length of yarn and start sewing at the edge of the opening you left at the bottom of the Plush Funny Fish. I chose to wrap the yarn over the edges, but a straight stitch would work also. Once you get to the other side of your opening, fill the fish with plain uncooked rice, then continue stitching him up. Tie and knot yarn on backside.

 Add a wiggly eye or add felt eye die cuts provided with the Plush Funny Fish.

 

Enjoy!!!!

 

So easy peasy Mr. Sneezy...your kids could make these as gifts...or at least keep them busy over the summer.

 

Happy Crafting,

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05/28/2017

Sun 28

Plush Butterfly
by Penny Ward

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Hello, hello....Penny here today with the most stinkin' adorable Plush Cute Butterfly! I swear the metal die does all the work. And if you are so inclined (as you can see I was not) to stitch around it, there are even holes to guide you. I turned this little guy into a planter ornament, but I am thinking with a new nephew on the way, these would make a great baby mobile.

Here is my take:

 

Start with some colorful heavy felt. I have looked and looked and my one and only big box craft store does not carry nice felt. I found some gorgeous colors and weight on Amazon.

 

Die cut the Plush Cute Butterfly from felt. Go wild, make the wings a different color from the body. You will need to die cut two of the largest.

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Before gluing the two largest pieces together, I inserted just a bit of stuffing.

 

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After the largest part of the butterfly was dry, I then adhered the wings only adding glue to the pointy part of the wings.

 

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Add sequins as desired and two corsage pins with beads for her antenna.

 

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I also received the Plush Fish...can't wait to show you what I did with it!  :) 

 

Happy Crafting,

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05/21/2017

Sun 21

Prayers & Pinpoints
by Penny Ward

Thoughts

Hello my friends. Penny here today with a Sympathy card. I like to have a few of these in my stash for unexpected occasions.  I love all the textures with the dotted lines, stitched swirl and dimensional flowers. Doesn't this card just look peaceful? 

 

Let's do this:

 

Start with an Olive Green card base.

Die cut the Pinpoint Circle Frame from Pale Peach cardstock.  Die cut the Swirling Stitches to the left side of this panel.

Before adhering this panel to the card base, take a scrap of White cardstock, ink lightly with Oxide Fired Brick and flick water. Figure out where your Pinpoint Circle Frame will fall and adhere the Oxide panel to card base. Now adhere to the Pinpoint panel to card base with foam adhesive.

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Die cut Antilles Floral Bouquet from Medium Peach cardstock, Climbing Vines and Lavender Bunch from Olive Green cardstock. Snip here and there to make an "arrangement" and glue down to the outside of circle.

 

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Die cut just the Pinpoint Circle Frame from Dark Peach cardstock. Stamp and heat set sentiment from the Prayers Sentiment stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and Clear embossing powder.

Adhere over the stems of your floral arrangement with foam adhesive.

Add Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle marker to flowers and leaves for a shimmery effect.

 

Happy Crafting,

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05/14/2017

Sun 14

Awesome Lilacs
by Penny Ward

Awesome-lilacs

Hello and welcome to the last day of our Memory Box Blog Blitz. So happy you have stopped by and I am hoping you have checked out all the new dies and stamps that are now available at you favorite retailer. This stamp set I am using today Spring Lilacs has soooo much to offer. Adorable flowers for Summer and Spring, pretty leaves to use now or in the Fall, and great sentiments to use year round.

 

Here is how I made this card:

 

Start with a white case card. I always make my base cards the same...cut white cardstock 4.25 x 11 inches, then fold in half.

Cut a white cardstock panel 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Ink this panel with Distress Oxide Iced Spruce and Cracked Pistachio...I know the color sounds awful together, but it really works. Now flick a little water across this panel and let dry. Adhere inked panel to card base.

 

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Cut white cardstock 4 x 5.25 inches and die cut with Pinpoint Double Frame as shown.  Use a scoring board to emboss a few lines along the left side of card, then adhere to card base.

 

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Stamp and die cut the Spring Lilacs. Color with Spectrum Noir markers VB1,  VB3 as well as AB1, AB3 and the leaves with YG1 and YG3.

Adhere to card front with foam adhesive.

Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment onto Vellum.

Add a bow to the flowers and drops of Glossy White Crystal Drops to flower centers. (white drops take on the color of the alcohol marker after they dry)

 

So.....which dies or stamps are your favorite?

Please leave me a comment before Midnight May 14th (that's today) and I will be giving away the Spring Lilacs stamp set to one very lucky person.

 

Happy Crafting,

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05/07/2017

Sun 07

Through the Forest
by Penny Ward

May-2017-Challenge

Hello, hello Memory Box friends. Have you checked out the Challenge for this month? Click here to read all about it and to participate. Using markers with die cuts is the theme this month and I have chosen to use Spectrum Noir markers with a Craftwell eBrush. I think this will make a great Father's Day card.

Let me walk you through this creation:

 

Start by die cutting Sapling Collage and Thicket Collage from white cardstock measuring 4.25 x 5 inches for each panel.

 

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Using an eBrush, spray the trees with Spectrum Noir GB10 & TN7. Mask the trees and spray the outer card with DG3 & DG2. (I hope you do a better job of masking than I did.  :(  )

 

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Using foam adhesive, layer the two panels together with the largest trees in the front. Wrap this panel with a pretty green ribbon and tie a knot.

Make a base card from white cardstock measuring 4.25 x 11 inches, fold in half.

Ink the center of base card with Distress Oxide Broken China and Wilted Violet. Adhere a small scrap of striped paper to bottom of base card.

Now adhere your trees panel to base card.

Finish with a sentiment or leave blank as I have done.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy Crafting,

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04/30/2017

Sun 30

For Dad
by Penny Ward

Dad

Hello Memory Box friends....  Yes, I know this a Father's Day card and we haven't even finished April yet. But, you have to think ahead. This new die cut Workshop Border is just the right embellishment for a dad's card. Besides the actual border, you can clip off each tool and use them individually. Now that's getting your monies worth!!!

Let's build a card:

 

The background is just white cardstock that has been smooshed onto a craft mat inked with Delicata Silver Glitz, spritzed with water.

 

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After the background is dry, then use the Starry Nights stencil along with Earl Gray Gelatos and Whipped Spackle to give the card front some texture.

 

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Die cut Workshop Border and "dad" from the Typewriter Alphabet dies using Black cardstock. Adhere to card front and stamp sentiment from the So Many Things to Love set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Add a strip of striped paper along the left edge as shown, trim card to size and add a card base of white cardstock trimmed to 4.25 x 11 inches, then folded in half.

 

Happy Crafting,

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04/23/2017

Sun 23

Teal Greetings
by Penny Ward

Framed-birthday

Hello there Memory Box friends. I hope this card qualifies as "manly" even though it has a butterfly on it. All of a sudden I needed a bunch of masculine cards.

This one is REALLY simple to make, yet the impact from the layers looks like it took all day.

 

Follow along with me:

 

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Using a whole sheet of watercolor paper, sprinkle on some Lindy's Magicals. I used Rusty Lantern Lime, Time Travel Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal and Tibetan Poppy Teal. Have you figured out yet that my favorite color is TEAL ?!?

Sprintz the watercolor paper with water and watch the magic happen. Wait for it to dry or zap with a heat gun if you are impatient...like me.  :)

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Die cut the largest of the Scalloped Stitch Trimmings, the third largest and the fifth largest. Cut these from Black cardstock along with the Happy Birthday Friendship Script and smallest of the Morning Garden Butterflies.

Adhere the large Scallop Trim to watercolor paper and trim around it to make your first layer.

Adhere your mid-size Scallop Trim to watercolor paper and trim again. Adhere this layer to base layer with foam adhesive.

Do the same step for your final layer.

Adhere greeting and butterfly as shown.

Color butterfly with Spectrum Noir Glitter marker.

 

Pretty Easy Peasy Mr. Sneezy!

 

Happy Crafting,

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04/16/2017

Sun 16

Happy Easter
by Penny Ward

Easter-2017

 

Hello, hello and Happy Easter. This time of year calls for Spring colors and pastels, wearing your Sunday best and pretty baskets filled with chocolate bunnies and peeps.

I do hope the Easter Bunny remembers I love chocolate!!!!

 

For my card today I wanted to bring the Spring season to paper. A fun stencil and some pretty flower die cuts make this card easy to recreate whether it is Easter, Mother's Day or just something special you are sending to a friend.

 

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On a white card base, stencil the Postage Set with an eBrush and Spectrum Noir marker BP2.

Die cut Climbing Vine from Mint cardstock and Sketch Floral from Magenta cardstock. As you can see a die cut a second Sketch Floral, adhering all the pieces with glue on the backside giving yet a different look.

 

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I die cut the Happy Easter Perky Script two times from different color cardstocks, layered them slightly off center and adhered to card front.

Use Grape Burlap String, tie into a triple bow and attach to flower stem.

 

Hope you have a wonderful day and many crafty blessings,

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04/09/2017

Sun 09

Birds Eye View
by Penny Ward

Ocean-view

Hello Memory Box friends. I just can't get enough of this new Ocean themed release. I mean really....look at these birds! I live in Florida, I see these birds daily out my back door.

Truth be told the Sandhill Crane (lower right on card) are very noisy and I could do without those!  :)

 

Let me show you how I put this together:

 

Start with White cardstock trimmed to 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Blend all around with Evergreen Bough Distress ink, flick water and let dry.

Die cut with Underwater Collage.

Adhere a small scrap of cardstock inked with Tumbled Glass to back of opening.

 

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To make the top layer, trim white cardstock 4 x 5.25 inches, blend with Peacock Feathers Distress ink, flick water across panel and let dry.

Die cut this panel with Underwater Collage also, but give the die a 180 degree turn. Adhere to card front with foam adhesive.

Die cut Flying Gulls and Elegant Shorebirds from White cardstock and adhere as shown. 

 

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Finally, die cut Lavender Bunch, Seaweed Ribbons and Oceanside Lighthouse and Waves from White cardstock. Color as desired and adhere to card front. As you can tell, I had to get a little glitz on this card, so I added some glitter to the "wave".

Add Glossy Accents drops around the card and let dry.

 

Happy Crafting,

Pennysignature

 

04/02/2017

Sun 02

Ocean view
by Penny Ward

Under-the-Sea

Hello there Memory Box friends. Penny here today with yet another "manly" card. I mean really.....this is the best release EVER!!!!!

I am so loving all the water plants included with the new collection. Ocean lovers are going crazy!!!!

Let's get started:

 

Start with White cardstock trimmed to 4.25 x 5.50 inches. Stencil bottom portion with Distressed Grid and Peacock Feathers Distress ink. Then start adding Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean inks to top portion of card. Flick water across panel to achieve droplets.

 

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Die cut Underwater Collage, Small Brain Coral, Seaweed Ribbons and Seaweed Stalks from White cardstock. 

Adhere Underwater Collage to inked panel. Color the "weeds" and coral as desired. I used Copic markers, but anything you have such as pencils will do.

Adhere to card front as shown.

 

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Wrap card with a pretty ribbon where the Underwater Collage and stenciled area meet. 

Add Glossy Accent drops around the card front.

 

I hope you enjoyed my ocean themed card today. Which new dies are your favorite?

 

Happy Crafting,

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