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Lorena Canto
Spain
Mother. Journalist. Papercrafter. Procrastinator.
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Hi everyone! Hope your week is going great so far. Today I have two ideas to share with Waffle Flower Crafts and both show unconventional uses for the Calendar stamp set. You can make lots of things with this set besides of calendars! In this card, I played with sentiments from Bowtiful and Bowtiful Additions stamp sets, and the tiny stars and "remember" come from Planner: Stay Focused stamp set. I started stamping the calendar base and colored it with copics. Then, I used post it notes to mask the center of the calendar and blended distress inks. Once I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello, friends! Today I have a card for the Tree-mendous Trees challenge at the Moxie Fab World. As many of you know, this week Paper Crafts Magazine is closing it's doors. I'm still speechless and pretty much trying to digest the news. I'll write a post about this in the future, but for now it's still painful to do it. Also, I've never been one to cry the death of something that is still alive. So here I am, playing at the MFW as long as we still can do it. I used this geometrical set and a sentiment from... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Ooooops! I almost forgot to share a couple more things I made based on the Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes. So without further ado here's one of them. This is homework for Day 5 and is based on a tag-gift card holder by Kristina Werner. I used the same measures and overall design she gave in class, but I changed a few things. I made the sentiment the star of the show and used a few die cut stars as embellishment. I also covered the whole front with patterned paper. This class has helped me dehoard some of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hi friends! Here I am with my homework for the Bonus Day we got last Saturday on the Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes. Tle classes were about coloring, something I'm not very good at. But I did my best :) This card is inspired by the amazing lesson from Kathy Racoosin. There's nothing that lady can't do with a marker and a white gel pen. Nothing. I used a Hero Arts poinsettia and chose an unconventional color for it: shades of teal, one of my favorite colors. And well, I followed Kathy's instructions when coloring it with markers,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Good morning! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Popping in quickly to share card two for Day 4 of the Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes. I can't believe that for once I am more or less keeping with the pace! This card was inspired in the techniques shared by the delightful Laura Bassen. I had this little houses die from Memory Box and I thought they would be perfect for this technique. First, I masked and inked the background. Then, I die cut the houses from acetate to make my own stencil. I used the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello there! And no, the title of this post is not wrong. I've jumped from Day 2 to Day 4 because my Day 3 watercolored cards are still on the making. So today I have three cards to share from Day 4 of he Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes. This time it's all about one layer cards. My first one is based on Jennifer's lesson, a window card with partial die cutting. I went for a circle window where I fitted the lovely bow from Loved stamp set by Waffle Flower Crafts. I used the bow coordinating die.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hey friends! Today I'm on board on the Waffle Flower Crafts Blog for Day 7 of the Twelve Days of Gift Giving series. I'm sharing two gift giving ideas, one for Christmas and one suitable all year round. Hope to see you there! Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Aaaand, here I am again! This makes my second card for Day 2 of the Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes. You can check the first card here. This one was inspired by Chari Moss, who in yesterday's class showed how to create an adorable shaker card scene. I'm terrible for creating those super cute landscapes full of critters, but I managed to make a shaker card with two cutie birds, ha! I used the Bannerific set from Lawn Fawn. Such a classic! I think it's one of the first Lawn Fawn sets I owned. The sentiment is from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hey there! As promised, I'm back with my homework for Day 2 of the Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes. Yesterday's lesson was about interactive Christmas cards, and I made two different cards: one inspired by Jennifer with a removable ornament and another one inspired by Chari's shaker card. In this post I'm sharing the first card. I switched the circle ornament for a star shaped one, and instead of using holly I went for a bokeh inspired background stamped over a Hero Arts starry background. The first time I stamped the dots, the starry background previously stamped with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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And hello again! As promised, I'm back with a second card as my homework for the Holiday Card Shop at Online Card Classes. You can check my first card for today here. This one was inspired by Debby Hughes. Gosh, everything she makes is so perfect and dreamy!!! Not to mention the amazing photographs she takes. I highly recomment visiting her blog, inspiration abounds! Ok, this is what I came up with: Debby's video and card inspired me in the following ways: layout, a half gold embossed tag, die cut sentiment accross, ornament to the left. I die cut my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello friends! This year I couldn't resist registering for the Holiday Card Shop at Online Card Classes. I've immensely enjoyed all the OCC classes I've taken, but I've missed lots of them because I hadn't time to catch up. I know you have forever access and you can see the lesson videos at your own pace, but for me it's not the same that way. I love to follow along, see the videos the day they're posted and share my homework while the class is still going on. This week I knew I'd be able to do tgat, so here... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Ho Ho Ho, friends! Uh, ok, I mean hello friends! How come Halloween is tomorrow but I'm already in Merry and Bright spirits? I guess having the loveliest Christmas stamps to play with has something to do with it ;) Waffle Flower Crafts is to blame! Today I bring you a Christmas shaker card that I'm totally in love with! I used Holiday Labels: Merry stamp set, Flower Circles die set and the Tiny Star die. Patterned paper is Basic Gray, from last year's Christmas collection I think. I started covering the card front with patterned paper. Second came the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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...with a fun mini Halloween ensemble. You can find the complete project at the SRM Stickers blog. Hope to see you there :) Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello friends! Have you checked the latest Runway Inspired Challenge? It's been a while since I last played along in a challenge, but I couldn't let this one pass by. Look at the absolutely striking inspiration outfit! I was inspired by the colors (no surprise here) and the vertical simetry. I started with a white oanel where I heat embossed a triangle pattern in white and then filled with smaller triangles in red and black. Next, I stamped the big Awesome (Altenew), traced two lines with pencil and cut with a craft knive, leaving the two sides of the panel... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Well, hello there! Today I bring you a couple ideas for the upcoming Thanksgiving using stamps and dies from the new Waffle Flower Crafts Fall release. As you already know, I love bright bold colors, but lately fall-ish colors have been growing on me. A lot. And here's proof: My first project is a card with Holiday Labels: Give Thanks stamp set. I started adhering some burlap patterned paper to the card base. It looks super realistic! Next, I stamped the sentiment (minus the little flowers on top), leaves, flower/acorn cap and stem on a cardstock panel and trimmed it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello friends! Last Summer I had the absolute pleasure of meeting the "Boston Jens", Jennifer Rzasa and Jingle! Am I lucky or what? On that meeting, obviously, stamps happened. And today I get to share some card designs on the Altenew blog. Here's a little sneak. I have a grand total of three projects to share there, so I hope you'll stop by and leave some love :) Happy Friday! Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello there! I'm on the SRM Stickers Blog Today with a fun project inspired by paint chips. Here is a sneakie... All the details on the SRM Blog. Hope to see you there! Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello, friends, and welcome to Planner - Stay Focused Blog Hop! The Waffle Flower design team is hoping today, along with some friends, to bring you a fun hop about planners! We want to share tips on using a planner to help us get things done so we can have more time for the stuff that really matters. You should have arrived here from Candi Billman's blog. If you got lost, you can find the complete blog hop list at the beggining. Just go here. We are featuring the brand new Planner - Stay Focused stamp set. This set? It's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hi there! In the blink of an eye, we've arrived to the final day of the Waffle Flower Crafts Fall release introduction. Know what does mean? All the products previewed during this week will be available today on the WFC store! You can see the complete previews of today's products on the Waffle Flower blog. The Day 5 spotlight is on 100% Love stamp set, Flower Circles die set, and the tremendously, ridiculously and adorably cute Tiny Word Bubble die. I have a grand total of four projects to share, so let's get to it! First is 100% Love stamp... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Well, hello again! It's day 4 of the Waffle Flower Crafts Fall Release *available on October 5* and we're introducing the oh so awesome Calendar and Calendar Numbers stamp sets. You can check the full reveal at the Waffle Flower blog. Let's start with the Calendar set. Nina did it again! Isn't it fantastic? I love that it can be used for any year and I'm definitely crafting lots of stamped calendars for Christmas! They're great as stocking stuffers :) Here I paper pieced the calendar and assembled it back on an embossed panel. The sentiment and the highlight circle... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello, friends! Today I help to introduce the brand new Tribal Thanks and Feather More stamp sets by Waffle Flower Crafts. They're part of the Fall release that will be available October 5. To see the full reveal of these sets, head to the Waffle Flower blog (ahem, but not before checking my cards! Ha!). I had a blast with these news sets! As you can see, I embraced Fall colors with a passion on my projects for today. Let's get started! First, a card featuring the beautiful bear image from Tribal thanks. I heat embossed him in brown and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello again! What??? Me blogging two days in a row???? Haha, yeah, and this is just the beginning because the Waffle Flower Crafts Fall Release is on it's way and it's jam packed with awesomeness! I'll be sharing a few projects during the introduction days between October 1 and 5, but be sure to check the WFC blog where all the full reveals will take place. I can't wait to share the lovely new products with you :) However, I'm not done with the previous release. Oh, no. And here's the proof: Grandad birthday card, anyone? As I've said many... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Hello, friends! Today's post is a bit different than usual. It's about creativity and inspiration... Oh, well, if you think about it, all posts are about that, right? But today, instead of showing it through a project, I will try to put it into words :) I was tagged by my wonderful friends Nina and Kelly for both the Creative Blog Hop and the Getting to Know Me Blog Hop, so I decided to make a single post for both hops, as some of the questions are the same. My teamie May also tagged me some weeks ago and I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello, hello! Today I have something to share that isn't a card or a tag. *gasp* I have already declared my true love for Be my Guest stamp set by Waffle Flower Crafts, but I had yet to play with Riverside stamp set from the August release and it happened to be SO perfect for this project! I made a little personalized stationery set for my son. He recently celebrated his 7th Birthday and these will be perfect to send some thank you notes for the gifts he received :) Here I am showing four different designs, but you could... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hi friends! I'm up on the SRM Stickers blog today with a fun and very useful project with vinyl. It's my first time using heat transfer vinyl and I'm delighted with the result! Hope you'll stop by and check it :) Happy Tuesday! Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams