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Deborah Nolan
I’m an artist trapped in the body of a professional drone! I’ve been published in various stamp mags and am currently on the Memory Box Design Team. Past design thrills include co-hosting the Hero Arts blog, being an original Hostess for their Flickr Group, and organizing and participating in their Hero Hostess blog hops.
Interests: rubber stamping, reading, scrapbooking, singing, watching excellent films
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It's Your Day card by Deborah Nolan Supplies: Jillibean Soup Clear Stamps: Fly Away With Me Dies: Small Circle Cold Die Set Inks: Marigold, Red Other: cardstock, pearls, cloud dies, glitter gel pen Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Society of Stampaholics
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Good morning, card makers! Today's card features some more goodies from Jillibean Soup's Healthy Hello Soup collection. (I would like this a lot better without the craft "ribbon" panel and all its accoutrements - I am just not any good at "busy" cards.) S U P P L I E S Card Stock: tan; Patterned Paper: Healthy Hello Soup, Summer Red Raspberry Soup (Jillibean Soup); PeaPod Parts, Stickers: Healthy Hello Soup (Jillibean Soup); Accents: gems (Kaiser Craft), tag (Hampton Art); Die: Pinpoint Rectangle Layers, Stitched Country Borders (Memory Box); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, die-cut machine, corner rounder I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from cardstock. Cut 4" x 5.25' panel of PP and adhere to card. Die-cut strip from Summer Red Raspberry Soup and adhere to patterned paper, then adhere to back of Bite Size Bit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Welcome Back! Today's card features Jillibean Soup's Chit Chat Chowder collection. S U P P L I E S Cardstock: Enchanted Evening (PTI); Patterned Paper and Bite Size Bits: Chit Chat Chowder (Jillibean Soup); Pen: Paris Dusk (Memento); Accents: flowers (Prima); Dies: Tender Leaves (Memory Box); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, die-cut machine I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from cardstock. Cut 4" x 5.5" panel of PP and adhere to card. Cut sentiment from Bite Size Bits and adhere to tag. Die-cut leaves and attach. Attach flowers and color centers with pen. Tie hemp into bow and attach. Attach tag with foam tape. Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Hey, there! Today's card features Jillibean Soup's Chit Chat Chowder collection. S U P P L I E S Cardstock: white, Enchanted Evening, Green Parakeet (PTI); Patterned Paper and Bite Size Bits: Chit Chat Chowder (Jillibean Soup); Accents: Apple Green Sequins (Jillibean Soup); Dies: Stitched Mats - Rectangles (L'il Inker Designs); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, die-cut machine, foam adhesive I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from cardstock. Die cut rectangle, mat and adhere to card. Cut 1" x 4.25" strip of PP and adhere. Cut sentiment block and attach with foam tape. Adhere sequins. Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Good morning, card makers! Today's card features Jillibean Soup's Chit Chat Chowder collection. S U P P L I E S Cardstock: white, lilac; Patterned Paper and Pea Pod Parts: Chit Chat Chowder (Jillibean Soup); Clear Stamps: Spicy Social Soup (Jillibean Soup); Ink: VersaMark Black Onyx (Tsukineko); Accents: sequins (Jillibean Soup); gems (Recollections); Dies: Die-namics Sequins (My Favorite Things); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, die-cut machine, corner rounder, File Tab 3" punch (McGill) I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from cardstock. Punch tab from cardstock and stamp with sentiment. Cut 4.25" x 2 3/8" panel of PP and adhere tab to its back. Adhere PP to card. Attach Pea Pod Parts sentiment. Die-cut and adhere sequins. Attach gems. Round bottom corners. Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
I'm a slacker. I've been a very bad blogger but it can't be helped. I just have too many items on my plate. Please forgive my meager offerings! But I'm posting today with some rather exciting news! As you may (or may not) know, the Card Chain Challenge now has its own blog! Now that Gail and Jo and I are starting to get into the swing of things, we've gone and gotten a sponsor for this month! Rubber Dance is a Norwegian stamp company. All the deeply etched red rubber stamps are lovingly handmade by the owner Bibi in her home-based workshop and are sold unmounted. Bibi has generously provided Curious Cat which will go to one lucky blog reader who leaves a comment on this post at the CCC blog. Bibi is also providing a code for free worldwide shipping with any order over €15 (that's about $20... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Supplies: Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper: Hardy Hodgepodge Pea Pod Parts: Hardy Hodgepodge Coordinating Label Stickers: Hardy Hodgepodge Other: pearls, leaf and shaped dies Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Hey, there! Time for some more goodies from Jillibean Soup's Healthy Hello Soup collection! S U P P L I E S Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Harvest Gold (PTI); Clear Stamps and Stickers: Healthy Hello Soup (Jillibean Soup); Inks: Harvest Gold, Pale Peony, Sweet Blush (PTI); Accents: jewelry tags, sequins (Jillibean Soup), gems (Recollections), cord (Hemptique); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, 1/8" hole punch, scissors I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from Harvest Gold cardstock. Temporarily adhere jewelry tags side-to-side on scrap paper and stamp; apply alphabet stickers. Adhere sequins to tags, thread, and tie at top. Cut 4” x 5.25” panel of Enchanted Evening cardstock; center and adhere tags. Mark top of panel to align with five tag centers and notch each mark with hole punch. Starting with center tag, wrap it's left thread at the notch... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Welcome back! Today's card features some goodies from Jillibean Soup's Healthy Hello Soup collection! S U P P L I E S Card Stock: Lemon Tart, Pale Peony, Vintage Cream; Pea Pod Parts: Healthy Hello Soup (Jillibean Soup); Colored Pencils: Medium Flesh, Cold Grey (Faber-Castell Polychromos); Accents: Artistic Shapes (Jillibean Soup); Die: circle-heart (Mama Elephant); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, die-cut machine I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from Pale Peony cardstock. Cut Vintage Cream cardstock panel and adhere to card front. Adhere Pea Pod Parts. Die cut heart from Lemon Tart cardstock and adhere to mug. Draw lines of steam from mugs with grey pencil. Trace outline of clear Artistic Shapes sentiment on panel; color with pink pencil. Outline left and bottom strokes of sentiment with grey pencil. Adhere Artistic Shapes sentiment. Thanks for stopping and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Hello, Stampers! Today's card features some goodies from Jillibean Soup's Healthy Hello Soup collection! S U P P L I E S Card Stock: Vintage Cream (PTI); Clear Stamps: Healthy Hello Soup (Jillibean Soup); Inks: Berry Sorbet, Enchanted Evening, Hawaiian Shores, Lovely Lady, Pale Peony, Prairie Grass, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush (PTI); Pea Pod Parts: Healthy Hello Soup (Jillibean Soup); Accents: pearls; Other: foam dimensional tape (3M); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from Vintage Cream cardstock. Stamp images on card front. Mount sentiment panel with foam dimensional tape. Adhere pearl. Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Good morning, Paper Lovers! Today's card features some goodies from Jillibean Soup's Healthy Hello Soup collection! S U P P L I E S Card Stock: Berry Sorbet (PTI); Clear Stamps: Healthy Hello Soup (Jillibean Soup); Inks: Berry Sorbet, Enchanted Evening, Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores, Lovely Lady, Pale Peony, Prairie Grass, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush (PTI); Pea Pod Parts: Healthy Hello Soup (Jillibean Soup; Accents: feather tags (Hampton Art), gems (Recollections), sequins (Jillibean Soup), cord (Hemptique); Other: foam dimensional tape (3M); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, corner rounder I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from Berry Sorbet cardstock and round bottom corners. Stamp feathers and adhere to card front. Tie cord in bow and attach. Mount sentiment panel with foam dimensional tape. Adhere sequins and gems. Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Good morning, card makers! Today's card features Jillibean Soup's Summer Red Raspberry Soup collection. S U P P L I E S Card Stock: light grey; Summer Red Raspberry Soup patterned paper and Peapod Parts (Jillibean Soup); Accents: pearls (The Paper Studio); Dies: doily (Memory Box), Die-Namics Blueprint #15 (My Favorite Things); Adhesives: Scor-tape, foam dimensional tape; Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, corner rounder, die-cut machine I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from cardstock and round bottom corners. Cut striped PP panel, round corners, and adhere to card. Die cut doily, trim approximately 40% and adhere to card. Adhere strip of butterfly PP across top of panel. Die cut PP ribbons and adhere to card. Adhere PeaPod Parts and gems. Adhere sentiment PeaPod part with foam dimensional tape. Deborah Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Hello, All! Today's card features some more goodies from Jillibean Soup's Healthy Hello Soup collection. S U P P L I E S Card Stock: Hawaiian Shores (PTI); Healthy Hello Soup 12" x 12" patterned paper, mini-mat, PeaPod Parts, and wood veneers (Jillibean Soup); turquoise marker (Copic), black marker (Faber-Castell); Accents: gems (Recollections); Adhesives: Scor-tape, foam dimensional tape; Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from turquoise cardstock and round bottom corners. Cut panel of gray PP and round corners. Cut strip of floral PP and wrap around gray PP panel and secure to back before adhering panel to card. Cut panel of yellow PP, round corners and adhere to back of mini-mat. Outline butterfly and interior of mini-mat with black pen before adhering to card. Color wood veneer sentiment with turquoise Copic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Hello, All! Today's card features Jillibean Soup's Healthy Hello Soup collection! S U P P L I E S Card Stock: Hawaiian Shores (PTI); 12" x 12" Healthy Hello Soup patterned paper and stickers (Jillibean Soup); Accents: ribbon (JoAnn's), baker's twine (Queen & Company), gems (Recollections); Die: (PTI); Adhesives: foam dimensional tape, tape runner, liquid glue (Tombo); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, die-cut machine I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from turquoise cardstock and round bottom corners. Die-cut balloons from PP scraps. Adhere 6" strings to back of each balloon and adhere balloons to card. Adhere sticker sentiment. Tie balloon strings with ribbon. Adhere string ends to card and trim ends. Adhere star sticker and gems. Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Hello, All! Today's card features some more goodies from Jillibean Soup's Healthy Hello Soup collection with a little extra glamour from Prima bling. S U P P L I E S Card Stock: Enchanted Evening (PTI); 12" x 12" Healthy Hello Soup patterned paper (Jillibean Soup); Stamp: Healthy Hello Soup (Jillibean Soup); Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Pen: Faber-Castell; Accents: gems (Prima), pearl heart (Hero Arts), Healthy Hello Soup wood veneer heart (Jillibean Soup), ribbon (JoAnn's); Die: Shaped Shaker Star Set (Jillibean Soup), Die-Namics Blueprint #15 (My Favorite Things); Adhesives: Scor-tape, glue dots and liquid glue (Tombo); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, die-cut machine, Crafter's Workshop stitch template I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from blue cardstock. Die-cut PP panel and adhere to card. Use template and pen to draw dots along top and left borders of... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Good morning, card makers! Today's card features some more goodies from Jillibean Soup's Summer Red Raspberry Soup collection. (This was actually Gigi's birthday card - can't believe she's this old!) S U P P L I E S Card Stock: tan, wine; Patterned Paper: Summer Red Raspberry Soup (Jillibean Soup); Wood Veneers: Healthy Hello Soup, Summer Red Raspberry Soup (Jillibean Soup); Accents: gems; Dies: Pinpoint Rectangle Layers, numbers (Memory Box); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, die-cut machine I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from cardstock. Die cut rectangle and numbers from wine panel. Adhere PP to back of wine panel and adhere to card. Adhere gems and wood veneers. Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Good morning! How are things in your corner of the world? Today's card features some fun goodies from Jillibean Soup's Fur Fusion Soup. S U P P L I E S Card Stock: orange; Patterned Paper, Mini Placemats, and Pea Pod Parts: Fur Fusion Soup (Jillibean Soup); Accents: gems (Kaiser Craft), enamel dot (My Mind's Eye); Tools: paper cutter, scoreboard, bone folder, corner rounder I N S T R U C T I O N S Adhere Mini-Placemat to PP panel; adhere to card. Cut orange card base to frame Mini-Placemat and round corners. Adhere cat and heart using foam dimensional tape. Adhere other PeaPod parts and gems. Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Good morning, Paper Lovers! Today's card features some goodies from Jillibean Soup's Healthy Hello Soup collection! S U P P L I E S Card Stock: Lemon Tart (PTI); 12" x 12" Healthy Hello Soup patterned paper (Jillibean Soup); Clear stamps: JB0836, JB0841 (Jillibean Soup; (Ink: Enchanted Evening, Berry Sorbet, Hibiscus Burst (PTI); Accents: gems (Recollections); Sequins (Jillibean Soup), cord (Hemptique); Other: foam dimensional tape (3M); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from yellow cardstock. Cut PP panel, stamp stars, and adhere to card front. Cut PP scraps and adhere. Arrange cord in a circular shape and adhere. Stamp sentiment on .PP and cut notch from end. Mount sentiment panel on yellow cardstock and trim to fit; adhere to card with foam dimensional tape. Adhere sequins and gems. Thanks for stopping and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Hello, all! I'm happy to say the summer issue of CardMaker Magazine has just been released, so definitely check it out! Both digital and print versions are available here. My article was about colored pencil techniques, and I have some supplemental info below for those who are interested! I’ll be discussing ColourBlend by Spectrum Noir, Prismacolor Premier, and Faber-Castell’s Polychromos colored pencils because they represent the best array of choices for cardmakers, IMHO. Please note that each brand’s color pencil line has been designed to coordinate with its other product lines (markers, paints, etc.). However, I successfully mix-and-match all of these product lines on a regular basis, so don’t be afraid to experiment yourself! I've put together a Downloadable Colored Pencils Comparison that compares the following: open stock choices, available colors, set costs, base ingredient, number of colors, lightfastness, softness, availability, blendability, color vibrancy, pigment saturation, and depletion rate. ColourBlend... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Hello, All! Today's card features some more goodies from Jillibean Soup's Healthy Hello Soup collection! S U P P L I E S Card Stock: Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening (PTI); 12" x 12" Healthy Hello Soup patterned paper (Jillibean Soup); Paint: Dylusions Lemon Zest, White, Pure Sunshine (Ranger); Accents: button (Hampton Art Mix the Media White), cord (Hemptique), Healthy Hello Soup wood veneer word (Jillibean Soup); Die: Stitched Country Borders (Memory Box); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, die cut machine, paintbrush I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from yellow cardstock. Cut aqua panel. Cut banners from PP and adhere to aqua panel. Die-cut scallop from navy and cut PP strip. Layer die-cut and strip and adhere to aqua panel. Wrap aqua panel with cord, thread button, and tie into bow. Adhere aqua panel to card.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Hello, everybody! Today's card features Jillibean Soup's Mushroom Medley collection! S U P P L I E S Card Stock: Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise (PTI); Patterned Paper and Stamps: Mushroom Medley (Jillibean Soup); Ink: Pure Poppy (PTI); Accents: pearls (Recollections), cord (Hemptique); Ink; Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, scissors I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from cardstock. Cut 4" x 5.25" panel and stamp sentiment. Adhere panel to card with adhesive foam tape. Tear red panel and adhere to PP panel; wrap with cord and tie bow. Adhere panel with adhesive foam tape. Stamp circles, fussy cut, and adhere with adhesive foam tape. Adhere pearls. Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Hello, All! Today's card features some more goodies from Jillibean Soup's Healthy Hello Soup collection! S U P P L I E S Card Stock: Kraft, Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White (PTI); 12" x 12" Healthy Hello Soup patterned paper (Jillibean Soup); Accents: gold pearls (Recollections), washi tape (Little Yellow Bicycle); Die: Pinpoint Rectangle Layers (Memory Box); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, die-cut machine I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from kraft cardstock. Die-cut aqua and white panels, layer, and adhere to card. Apply washi tape to bottom of white panel. Cut sentiment panel from PP and adhere to mat. Adhere gold pearls. Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Greetings, Card Makers! Today's card features Jillibean Soup's Mushroom Medley collection! S U P P L I E S Card Stock: Tropical Teal (PTI); Patterned Paper, Stamps, Soup Labels: Mushroom Medley (Jillibean Soup); Accents: enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); Other Media: pencil (Prismacolor), Dylusions white paint pen (Ranger); Ink; Die: Stitched Hillside Borders (Lawn Fawn); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, scissors, die cut machine I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from cardstock. Die cut PP and teal panels; layer and and adhere to card. Stamp sun and go over with paint pen. Add stem and leaves by dotting with paint pen. Adhere sentiment and trace shadow around letters with white pencil. Adhere enamel dots. Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Greetings, Card Makers! Today's card features Jillibean Soup's Mushroom Medley collection! S U P P L I E S Card Stock: Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select White (PTI); Patterned Paper, Stamps, PeaPod Parts: Mushroom Medley (Jillibean Soup); Accents: ribbon (Ribbon Boutique); Ink: Pure Poppy (PTI); Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, scissors, MISTI I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5.5” base from cardstock. Cut 4" x 5.25 PP panel and adhere to card. Cut white panel, cut out notch, and stamp with sentiment. Adhere white sentiment panel to red panel, trim 1/8" around, and adhere to card. Tie ribbon into bow and adhere. Adhere mushroom Pea Pod Part to bow's center. Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics
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Good morning, Paper Lovers! Today's card features Jillibean Soup's Mushroom Medley collection! S U P P L I E S Card Stock: Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy (PTI); Patterned Paper, Stamps, PeaPod Parts, Stickers: Mushroom Medley (Jillibean Soup); Ink: Pure Poppy, New leaf (PTI); Other Media: pencil (Prismacolor), Dylusions white paint pen (Ranger); Accents: enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); Ink; Tools: paper cutter, Scor-Pal, bone folder, MISTI I N S T R U C T I O N S Make a 4.25” x 5” base from cardstock. Cut 4" x 4" PP panel and adhere to card. Adhere word stickers above PP panel. Cut two 1/8" strips and adhere above word stickers and below PP panel. Adhere sentiment and outline with colored pencil. Stamp flowers and stem. Dot petal centers with white paint pen. Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Society of Stampaholics