Wednesday, March 22, 2017

DCWV Stackaholic Challenge Card

Hello crafty friends,
Hope you are having an enjoyable day! Today I am sharing a card I recently created for the DCWV Monthly Stackaholic Challenge! I like most of you have some DCWV stacks and love to play along with them each month. Here is what is my card.


Here’s a look at my completed card. The finished size is 5 x 6.5 inches. I started with a black cardstock base. The patterned papers are from the DCWV Scripts and Music Notes Stack. The challenge is to follow along with the sketch provided.

Here is the sketch.

Here is a closer look at my butterflies. They are a stamp from a fun stampers journey set that I picked up on one of Richard Garay’s Deals of the Day. So I am guessing it is a discontinued stamp set with matching dies. I stamped them with some black ink and then used a water color  pencil to softly color some pink. I then used my Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Brush pen to soften the pink and add just a real soft touch of glitter. The picture doesn’t show the glitter too well.

I used some fun stampers journey sequins from the Bloom Time sequins.

I used my EK Success Daisy Punch punches to cut some flower shapes from the gorgeous vellum paper that came in the stack. I added some more sequins to the centers of the flowers.



I cut a strip of black licorice cardstock and then stamped a happy birthday sentiment in Whip Cream ink. The stamp is from the fsj Sentimental Prints stamp set. I used some black  Canson Photo Corners and some white cardstock under the Vellum. I added a bow with some ribbon I had in my stash. This is one of those cards I like to call “Unplugged”. In other words, I didn’t use any of my electronic die cutters to create this card.

Be sure to head over to the DCWV Blog and join the fun challenge! CLICK HERE

Supplies Used
DCWV Script & Music Notes Stack
FSJ Bloom Time Sequins
FSJ Enjoy the Journey Stamp & Die Set (Retired)
Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen

EK Success Large & Medium Daisy Punch

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

FREEBIE ALERT…Pazzles & Die Cuts With A View = A Pot Of Crafty Gold


Hello crafty friends,
Today I am sharing a project I created recently for the Pazzles Craft Room. I created this easy and cute pot of gold box. 
Pot O Gold Box by Melinda Beltran
To create my box, I used my Pazzles Vue cutter and the software to create the file. I then turned to some of my trust DCWV stacks for all the fun paper. I used papers from the Honey Chic Paper Stack as well as the Glitzy Glitter Stack.

Pot O Gold Box by Melinda Beltran

Pot O Gold Box by Melinda Beltran
The glitzy glitter cut like butter and didn’t shed! I don’t know why I have been hoarding this stack….LOL!!!  I finished off the gold with a little line of stickles. The project came together very quickly and I loved the results!

For those of you that don’t know. I create electronic die cut (SVG) files for the Pazzles craft room. Here is just the latest release. All of these are free to download when you subscribe to the Pazzles Craft Room!

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Don’t forget, you don’t have to have a Pazzles Machine to join the craft room and download the thousands of files. All their files are in SVG format too!

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

FREE CUT FILES, Paper House Productions Live Well Planner & Pazzles

Hello crafty friends,
Melinda here with you today. I am so excited to share this post. I got a chance to play with one of the new fantastic planners from Paper House Productions. I got to play with the Live Bold Planner.
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Here’s a look at the cover. Such a beautiful scene. I love the various borders and especially like the gold foil arrows. I feel like it goes along with my OLW for the year: FORWARD

Live Organized Paper House Productions Planner
Here’s a look at the cover. Such a beautiful scene. I love the various borders and especially like the gold foil arrows. I feel like it goes along with my OLW for the year: FORWARD
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Here’s a couple of pictures to show some of the sticker sheets and the monthly covers. I love the bright bold colors. This is an 18 month planner and was built to last with super sturdy cover and back and nice ring binding.

Paper House Productions March Planner Month View
One of the great things about this planner is that it has the monthly view and also the weekly view. So you can get a quick overview o your month and then get down to the details with your weekly views.
Paper House Productions March Planner Month View
Here’s a closer view of one of my month view pages. I decided to make my planner about my crafty life and my walk with the Lord.
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Paper House Productions Planner
Here’s a shot of the weekly view. I love the ample space for each day.
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Here’s a closer look at the left side. I decided to create some numbers and punch them out with a circle punch.
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Here’s a picture of the other side. I really liked the extra space at the bottom for writing notes, goals, lists, etc.  I used a stamp and several of the cute stickers from the planner set. I also used those sweet cupcake stickers form the Sweet Treats Sticker set, the pink hearts from the Pandas Sticker set and also  a potted cactus from the Succulents Sticker Set.
Paper House Productions Planner
Here’s a closer look at one of the pages. I used a mix of the fun stickers included with the planner. I used some of my sharpie markers to add color. I also used a couple of stamps and some paper from the Baby Girl Banner Paper.

Paper House Productions Planner with Cut File
Here’s a closer look at the cut file insert I created. I wanted a tab at the top that would take me right to my current week. So I used my trusty Pazzles Inspiration Electronic Die Cut Machine and created the insert so that it would pop right into my planner quickly and easily.
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Paper House Productions March Planner Cut File
Here’s a look when it is popped out of my planner. I decided to hand letter this sentiment to myself. I used my black pen to outline and color in the letters. I then used some colored pencils, glitter pen and some silk luster for the drops.

I also created a couple of other inserts. A heart shaped insert and a circle shaped insert.
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Supplies Used
Pazzles Vue Craft Cutter

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If you would like to pick up these planner inserts, simply head over to the Paper House Productions blog post. While there, please take a moment to leave a comment I sure would appreciate it!


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