Saturday, May 1, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Hello again friends!
It's Rachel, back to show off a fun little take on the new Slimline Knit, Knots, and Stitches die set. I focused on the Knots die, which to me, could be used in a variety of ways... but mostly reminds me of donuts. I couldn't think up a way to showcase it AS donuts though, so I went with a party banner or streamer instead.
I started by cutting out a mini slimline card base (3.25"x6.25") in a bright, fun green. Then, I cut down a 6"x6" sheet to add start my background. The Slimline Knots die came next, I cut this out twice using a playful, deep pink. I wound this back and forth on my card, the pattern wound up go back and forth three times.
Our Purrfect Birthday stamp set seemed like a fun item to pair with the background that I had created. I stamped out the cat and the mouse onto XPress It Copic friendly cardstock, then colored them up! The sentiment was also from the Purrfect Birthday stamp set, I stamped onto the same green that I had used for the card base, this I cut using the small banner die from the Rosette Ribbon die set. This I mounted in the center of the larger banner from the Rosette Ribbon die set, which I cut out of a balloon patterned paper.
I finished the card off with some cute little enamel hearts as an embellishment.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Hi again friends!
I am excited to share my projects using the new Box Pops, You are Positive die set. As soon as I saw this set, I knew I wanted to use it for a Mental Health Awareness project or two, so that's exactly what I did!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, this is a subject that is extremely important to me. I struggle with severe anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. Life unfortunately gets the best of me, and without my support system, that consists of friends, family, my i-crafter family, and medical professionals, I would stumble into a dark place. We often feel that we are alone in the midst of a mental crisis, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness's message for May is "You are not alone." Mental Health is health. To help improve awareness, we need to talk about what we are dealing with, taking mental health sick days, and supporting our friends and family when they are struggling with their own mental health issues.
Now on to my projects! I made two, first, I used the "You are" base and added two of the word inserts "strong" and "enough" to it. I used a yellow cardstock for the exterior of the words. I added a dark teal to fill the words "you are" and "enough" words. This is a smaller card, so the words took up most of the card. I kept it simple and just mounted it on a kraft base that has white polka dots. This card is perfect for someone who feels alone and needs to be reminded that there are people who care, that someone is thinking of them.