Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Everything ABC's Blog Hop Featuring the Letter E

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the Letter "E". This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "E" element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy. 

If you came from "Stephanie Feist-The Quilted Scrapper" then you're on the right track!

My Letter "E" = "Easel" card w/ a drawer. These cards are so cute and will brighten anyones day!! 

 I used Lollydoodle and Balloon Ride paper. 
Check out my youtube video so you can see how these were made:

I love dimension so I popped up the balloon which was cut from patterned paper using 3-D Foam tape. I distressed the edges using chocolate ink and a piece of sponge. 
 The cloud and sentiment is from the Windy Day stamp set. I stamped the cloud in black ink and used CTMH water color pencils and water pen to blend. 
 To jazz it up and give the card some weight I added this cute charm from the Base & Bling Free Thinker Charms. I just love these charms!!
 I also liked the added touch of this bow which is from the Ariana Assortment. 
 The brads I used were from my stash. How cool is this card?!?! You can give as a gift with money in the drawer or how about a necklace made from the new CTMH Base & Bling!!
 This one was made from the Lollydoodle paper. I love the Owls stamp set which you have seen me using in several different projects. I stamped the owls in black ink and colored them using water color pencils. I again used my water pen to move the color. I stamped the branch using chocolate ink and topiary for the leaves. I added some Lagoon Bakers Twine from the Paradise Assortment to top it off. 
The scoring of the card stock was done using my MS Scor board and the CTMH bone folder. I added the brads by piercing the paper with the piercing tool. 
Thank you for stopping by!! Happy Crafting!! Shop with Me!!

Cutting dimensions
Card stock cut at:
6x3 inches and scored at 1 1/2 & 3 inches
8 1/2 x 3 inches and scored at 1, 4, 5, & 8 inches
4 7/8 x 4 7/8 scored at 1 inch on all 4 sides
Patterned paper cut at:
2 3/4 x 3/4 inches - 4 each
2 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches - 2 each

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)


  1. Love them both! Born to Fly is simply stunning!

  2. I love these. The "you were born to fly" is my fav!

    1. Thank you Helena! That one is my fav as well :-)

  3. Shalana, these are great. I love seeing your creations! Inspires me to push myself :) I knew when I met you, you were one talented lady!!!

    1. Awww your too sweet Donna!! I am happy I inspire you! Now get to creating and share your passion with the world!! Show them how :-)

  4. Adorable and thank you for the tutorial. They are cute and full of details!

  5. Wonderful! What a great creation.

  6. I am excited to follow your video! cute cards.

  7. Sahalana I love both of these designs - going to have to try them.

  8. Beautiful cards! I can't wait to try to make one. So much fun!

  9. These just blew me away- I can't believe how creative they are! Great work for your "e" project and something I definitely will be trying!

    1. Thank you Lauren! Have fun creating. They really are fun and not too time consuming to make :-)

  10. These are AWESOME!!! TFS!


  11. These are very pretty! Wonderful tutorial~thank you so much!

  12. LOVE these cards!! But I think the Balloon Ride one is my favorite!! Thanks for the video!

    1. Thank you Pam!! I think that is my fav as well :-)


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