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Paper Creations by Susi-Q
Live in So. California
Addicted to Art, Decorating, and Home Renovations
Interests: I love stamping and paper crafting 3-D projects. In my spare time I enjoy walking, and of course shopping. I am a native of So. California, but love to travel to far away places. Love all kinds of cats, and have rescued many over the years. I hope to some day live in a much cooler climate like Montana.
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HO HO HO Everyone. The big day is getting closer by the minute. Soon Santa will be making a crash landing down your chimney, so get those cookies made and milk ready. SO................................ I decided to make a few die cut Santa gift tags. Plus I needed some quiet time in my craftroom. I needed to get these Santa tags completed and put on packages. So many little pieces and so little time. WOW!! Well I am happy to say it went faster than expected once I got into a rhythm. And they are done!!. A lot of holiday Santa... Continue reading
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I'm back with the balance of my finished Christmas cards YEA!!! Hope you like them. I had a tough time deciding what to do with this Spellbinders 3-D Wreath stamp set, even though I loved the photo of it. It took me several tries with the inks to use, and whether I was going to use Copics or Prismacolor watercolor pencils. The pencils and a water brush worked the best. I finished off the front with various dots of Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops. The die cut words - Joy to the World were from Crafters Companion Festive Words 1... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone and welcome to Black Friday Weekend. . . . . . . I have been working hard at getting my Christmas cards made this year. Here are the first of them. Enjoy! Sorry for the dim lighting. I didn't use my light box for these pictures. I used a lot of supplies in making these cards. Anna Griffin Xmas Motif and Spellbinders Fa La La dies on the front Stamping Up embossing folders for the card fronts - called Snow Burst & Petals a Plenty Tim Holtz/Sizzix - Holiday Greens dies inside Anna Griffin - Metallic Layers card... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone. . . . . . . Today I thought I would show you another birthday card for a friend at work. A lot of birthdays between now and the new year. For this card I used the ALTENEW Floral Art stamps set along with some ink cubes from Gina K Designs to color the flowers. The happy birthday is from Ranger - LETTER It set - called Birthday, of course. I finished the card with a gray card base and some vibrant glitter card from my craft stash. I thought the card still looked a little plain, so... Continue reading
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Happy Sunday Sorry I haven' posted in a few weeks. Work has been extremely busy, plus I had been sick, and still really not over that yet. So I have been dragging the last few weeks, not thinking about card making. I must say with the time change I had forgotten how early it is when it gets dark. Today card is one that I just finished for a coworker. Her mom just passed away this last week, and I thought it would be nice if she knew all of us in the office were thinking of her this last... Continue reading
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We are having some cool weather this weekend and I am loving it. I decided I needed to get started on this years Christmas cards. . . . . finally. To make this first whimsical card I used Spellbinders "Fa La La" die and whiter glitter card from my stash. For the second layer of the card background I die cut a swirlie die from Anna Griffin "Angel & Wing" die set and a piece of her pale blue metallic card. To add more texture to the card front I embossed the card with a retired emboss folder from Stampin... Continue reading
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Happy Sunday Everyone It a beautiful cooler day YEAH!! And I'm making more treat items for the girls at work. I made this vellum treat bag/cup with my bag design and the adorable bats from Gerda Steiner stamp & die set called "Bats". The treat bag measures 2" square and 4" tall. A great size for little kiddie treats and adult goodies. To make these little gems I used thick vellum, retired Stampin Up! designer paper and lacy ribbon from my stash. I copic colored the bats and added their little google eyes. The Happy Halloween is a Spellbinders die.... Continue reading
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Hello again I just finished a get well card for a family friend that just had open heart surgery last week, and is healing well. For this colorful card I used the Spellbinders Nordic Blooms die set. I love this die set because you can die cut the flowers in any color combo you want. I mounted the flowers & stems on black card to make the flowers pop even more. I sponged on a bit of ink on the stems to add more dimension. I then popped up the flowers so they jump out at you even more. The... Continue reading
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Hello happy Saturday. . . . . . Hope everyone is well. Today I thought I would use my Spellbinders small die set from September 2018 plus a few dies from the Spellbinders Die D Lites - Cats and Bats die set to make this cute treat tube I designed for the girls at work. I made the base of the treat tube with a round bead storage container, some heavy acetate and Stampin Up retired halloween designer paper and ribbon. Then I embellished the entire little tube with my dies from Spellbinders. Even though it took me a few... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone. Happy Labor Day weekend. . . . . . I have another close friends birthday coming up next week and I wanted to make her a special shaker card. I have to tell you, I love creating these shaker cards because everyone that is important to me seems to enjoy them so much. And that makes me happy! Luckily I wasn't slammed at work with steel orders and calculations this week so I have a little creative brain power left after a good nights sleep. I started this card using concord grape card from Stamping Up! and 110lb... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone. . . . Today I decided to show you something a little different than a card. A gift wrapped box I did for a friends 40th birthday. I decided to use a couple of beautiful Anna Griffin dies from my craft stash for this gift box. I had to wrap the nail polish color box in black card to remind her she is turning the Big 4 - 0 this year. What are friends for right!! I then added a matching belly band to the box. I cut the largest swirl die out of copper colored glitter card... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone It is another HOT Sunday, so this lady is staying inside, having fun with her crafts. YAH!!! Today I decided to open up my new Altenew Layered Dahlia stencil package. OH BOY! I started creating my card using my distress oxide inks in worn lipstick and abandoned coral to color the image in two steps. I taped the first stencil back onto the image, and applied Versa Mark ink. I took off the stencil, and embossed the image in clear embossing powder. After that I cut out a circle window with two dies from my stash. I decided... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone. . . Today I decided I needed to practice my water coloring skills, seeing I haven't pick up a brush much in the last few years. I thought I would start back with the easiest routes, Watercolor pencils, Zig pens, and a water brush. This first card I used an ALTENEW stamp set - Persian Motifs. I colored the flowers with Prisma pencils and a water brush on Canson watercolor paper. I first stamped the images with Versa Mark clear ink and white embossing powder for the outline of the images. After I finished the coloring I added... Continue reading
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Happy Sunday I decided to show you one of my new custom designed purse treat bags. I was very happy with the way it turned out, and hope you are too. I used Gina K Designs Kraft card for the body of the purse and treat box. I embossed the front & back panels of the purse with the Stampin Up! #127819 - Lacy Brocade embossing folder. I then sponged on Ranger/Tim Holtz antique linen, frayed burlap, and walnut stain Distress Oxide inks to the panels to give them the look of suede leather. I didn't have the right color... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone The weekend is just around the corner Oh Boy!!. . . . . . . . Today I decided to show you a custom box I designed where I have made the lid of the box into a Shaker Lid. It adds a little pazzaz to this 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" x 1-1/2" deep treat box. I use to design quit a few treat boxes for customers, and thought I might start making some again. On this one I used one of Tim Holtz dies from his Mixed Media #2 die set, and the flowers from Crafters Companion new... Continue reading
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Hello Again. . . . . I made this shaker card for one of my favorite friends at work. I love this ALTENEW bold alphabet die set and thought it would be perfect to use for this special B-Day card. I used another beautiful embossing folder "Woven Diamonds" from Anna Griffin to enhance the front of the card. But, after I embossed the vanilla colored card stock it looked a bit blah. So I decided to lightly daub on three oxide inks to tie in with the colors of the retired designer paper from Stampin Up that I used on... Continue reading
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Happy Hot Sunday everyone Well Southern CA broke some heat records this week - 117 degrees was the hottest inside city life. So creating and cleaning is what I did to stay out of the heat. This first Panda card is for a young lady at work that adores Panda Bears of any kind. So I am going to surprise her with this little hello card. I used the Spellbinders Build a Panda die set (so cute!), along with the Stampin Up! Large Polka Dot embossing folder #133739 for the front of the card. I accented the embossed background with... Continue reading
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Hello Again. . . . . . One last card for the weekend. This one is for a good friend of mine that I have known since third grade. She happens to be one day younger too. And she let's me know it every time our birthdays roll around. Darn her. This is a shaker card that I used the ALTENEW Bold Alphabet dies to spell out her name, and is also the shaker portion of the card. For the card front I embossed it with a Anna Griffin embossing folder, then enhanced the look by sponging the entire front... Continue reading
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Happy Fri-YAY! Everyone I took a few days to catch up on some things including more birthday cards I needed to make. Oh Boy!! This card was made using the new Spellbinders large die set from the month of June. I incorporated the look with a Anna Griffin embossing folder Paisley Dance, some Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap, a birthday stamp from Simon Says Stamp, and some retired designer paper from Stampin Up Spice Cake. I die cut the rose die three times and mounted them together, glued and fussy cut another piece of D.S paper from Stamping... Continue reading
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Hello Everyone It's a warm day in So. CA.. . . . . . Now that the cleaning is done, I can play with the stamps YEA!!! This is a birthday card for a friend who loves flowers. I used an older stamp set from Polkadoodles. They are in the UK. I colored the image with Distress Oxide inks and my water pen. I darkened the flower a bit with my COPIC markers. The birthday sentiment is from Gina K . I finished the card with clear droplets from Studio Katia, Glossy Accents, and a bit of edge doodling. I... Continue reading
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Happy Fathers Days to Everyone Today I stamped this first card for a friend using an adorable stamp from Stampingbella - Bess the Butterfly. I colored her with my Copic Markers and accented the wings with Glossy Accents. I used the Ranger Letter IT Greetings stamps Hello and Miss You. I mounted fun foam behind the card front for stability and gave the card some bling with glitter paper from Hobby Lobby. I hope she likes it. This 2nd card is also for a friends birthday just around the corner. I used Stampin Up! Soft Suede cardstock, and retired designer... Continue reading
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Hello Paper Crafters . . . . . Yet another week is upon us and in a flash as usual. I decided to dive in this weekend and make a few more birthday cards. I always have quit a few birthdays this time of the year, including mine. I decided to use my alcohol inks and Deco foil to see what I could come up with. The first card I went with pink and purple inks, rose gold Deco Foil from Anna Griffin, cardstock and Happy Birthday die from Stampin Up! I really like the rose gold highlights on the... Continue reading
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Happy Sunday Everyone I am not enjoying this 90 degree weather that hit us over the last few days. But, more time to stamp in a cool house. YAH!! During this hot weekend I have enjoyed making another flutter shaker card. This one is for my hairdresser. In making this card I used the Concord & 9th Floral & Flutter die, a Anna Griffin 5x7 embossing folder called Blooming Damask, and finished the card off with the B-Day greeting using Ranger 9pc Letter IT clear stamp set. I also used some thick acetate, tiny beads and sequins from my craft... Continue reading
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Happy Memorial Weekend Everyone. . . . . This will be a quick posting. I made a couple of cards using my new Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Kit - May 2018 Kit, plus a few other supplies from my craft stash. Those included Anna Griffin Rose Gold cardstock and embossing folder, Ranger Distress inks, a piece of thick Vellum, Tim Holtz celebration die, and a Happy Birthday stamp from Simon Says Stamp. I used the Dots embossing folder, colored cardstock, and Pearls and Brads embellishments from Stampin Up to complete the look. So enjoy. . . . .... Continue reading
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Happy Sunday Crafters It's been a busy week at work and I couldn't wait to get into my craft room and create these two cards. The first card I created was my own stamped design birthday template. I repeated the stamping using the Pink Fresh Studio FLEUR stamp set, my Wishing Happy Birthday to you stamp and my Misti. I then printed and placed 4 copies of the card front on a master 8-1/2" x 11" sheet and printed that page using a laser printer. I cut apart the 4 copies and started foiling them with Therm O Web foils... Continue reading