Thinking warm thoughts

Thought I would share something to warm us up!  This clean and simple card worked up quickly with reverse masking a circle and sponging 3 different colors of ink over it.  The palm tree image is from Creative Visions.   Kept the overall look of the card simple in order to keep the focus on the colors.  Stay warm and thanks for stopping by!


tulip pillow box

Today I’m sharing another box  for the Power Poppy September challenge (details can be found here) – this one can be used for any occasion.  I had originally wanted to make the box out of vellum paper but my printer would not cooperate – the paper kept jamming in the printer and I ruined several sheets.  So I went back to the drawing board and decided to print the image on colored cardstock.  Here is the box:

pillow box long

Here is how I made it…

I started by taking the digital tulip image from Power Poppy into Photoshop elements.  I took one image and colored it in a shade of lilac/magenta and copied the image several times – changing the direction of the images in a random pattern.  (FYI – there is a good tutorial on how to bring your digital image into photoshop and change the colors here.) I printed out a test sheet – this is what it looks like.

tulips on page


Once I liked the pattern I printed it out on colored cardstock.  Then I took my pillow box pattern and copied it on the reverse side of the printed cardstock – here is the pattern I used.  Score on the dotted lines, cut on the solid lines.   I’ve had it for years and don’t know where it originated but you can google pillow box template and can find many versions of this.

pillow template

The band on the front (hard to see in the photo) is made of vellum that I ran through an embossing folder.  Here is a closer look at it.

vellum band

The tag was made on my silhouette – very simple to do and you can size it to however large or small you need.

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too early for Christmas?

It’s still hitting 90 degrees here in Florida but Hobby Lobby has had their Christmas merchandise up since August 1st so I will be bold and post this Christmas box and tag.  It was created for the Power Poppy Power and Spark challenge for September – details can be found here.

The box and bow are Silhouette designs and were very easy to put together.  I love the combination of kraft cardstock with the light blue.  The pieces of the bow were run through a cuttlebug folder before assembling them together.  The tag is a stamp from Power Poppy’s Bottlebrush Holiday set and was colored with copic markers.  The box top has scalloped edges – here is a view of the side.  It’s sized to fit a gift card.

box side


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Did you know that there is a waterlily in the Amazon where the leaves grow between 4 and 6 feet wide and can hold a child?    I would love to see something like that!  So while there are no giant waterlilies here there is a waterlily card!

The image is from Creative Vision called Lily Pads and is found here.  I colored the image with copic markers.  The water was colored using several blue copics – alternating light and dark colors.


It’s “hot and humid” season here in Florida!  Time to stay in the air conditioning or head to the beach.  So, here in my craft room I want to cool down by coloring some fall leaves.  Here is my latest card..


The leaves are from Creative Visions called Two Leaves shown here.  They are beautifully drawn and nicely detailed.  I colored them with copic markers in shades of red/purple to coordinate with the basic grey paper.  The brad is from Nunn Designs.