Oct 29 2014

Graphic 45 – A Time To Celebrate

Are you getting the impression that I absolutely adore Graphic 45 papers? I have to admit I have an addiction to them. Isn’t this a fabulous wedding card! These were my wedding colors . . . where was Graphic 45 back in 1983?? I recently received Graphic 45′s A Time to Celebrate designer papers. When I order the papers, I order all three size paper pads, I like the 6 x 6 pads solid colors, they’re perfect for layering panels. I like both the 12 x 12 and 8 x 8 pads for the different size image options. Sometimes I need a smaller image and sometimes I want the larger image, it just depends on the design. I don’t like getting started on a design and not having an option of which size I wish to use on the design.

I had to take a picture with this gorgeous green silk background, it’s so pretty with the greens in the card. I used the cream mulberry paper in the colored paper pack for the roses and tinted them with Dried Marigold Distress Ink. The leaves were also made with the green mulberry paper in the colored mulberry paper pack and tinted with Forest Moss Distress Ink.

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And, of course, I had to play with it and bring in a lace background as well. May Arts lace is the perfect touch for this vintage wedding card. I used Glue Dots to adhere the lace within the flower arrangements.

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Well, it’s not a secret that my favorite dies to make roses are Spellbinders Rose Creations dies and my favorite dies to make leaves for roses are the leaf dies from Spellbinders Create a rose die set. This close up shows the different sizes of the roses. To crinkle the leaves, I spritzed them with water and pinched them together with my fingers. I used Glossy Accents to adhere the petals together and Crafter’s Pick to adhere the flowers to the card.

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There are several different occasions to celebrate in the paper pad, including birthdays, anniversaries, new baby, graduations and Mother’s Day.

Thank you so much for your visit, I love hearing from you!
Jerri Siggy3





Products Used:

Paper:  Graphic 45 – A Time to Celebrate – 12 x 12, 8 x 8, 6 x 6; Core’Dinations Pastels- The Stamp Stimply Ribbon Store; Mulberry Paper A Touch of Grace-Paper Boutique

Ink:  Tim Holtz - Forest Moss, Dried Marigold - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Dies:  Rose CreationsCreate-A-Rose - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Accessories:  Foam SquaresMay Arts LaceCrafters Pick Ultimate Adhesive, Inkssentials Blending ToolDistrezz-It-All, Glue Dots, Glossy Accents - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Zip-Dry Adhesive, Genesis Paper Trimmer

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Oct 26 2014

Parchment Pink Flower

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Hi Sweet Friends! I hope your weekend was spent in joy and laughter with family and friends. It was absolutely gorgeous here in Tampa! While it is Fall, it feels more like Spring, which enticed me to think of glorious Spring flowers.

I painted this pink rose about a month ago and am finally getting around to taking photos and blogging it. The card is for a dear friend’s birthday and I am very late. The design is from a designer that I absolutely adore. Hiskia Wittenaar is an amazing artist with several books published, as well as magazines. This design is from her book, Art of Nature. The book contains 24 beautiful designs. I plan on completing the entire book, so many gorgeous designs to choose from.

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The card is made of regular parchment paper with a Salmon Pink parchment insert. Using a mapping pen, I traced the borders with Tinta white ink. The painting was done with Pintura acrylic paints with a Pergamano #2 Kolinsky paint brush. I perforated (shallow) around the borders with a semi-circle perforating tool for the outer border and a 3-needle tool for the inner border. I used an extra fine embossing ball to emboss around the 3-needle perforations and the semi-circles. I used a small ball embossing tool to emboss the leaves and both the large and small ball embossing tools for the flower petals.

Once the embossing was complete, I perforated (deep) a second time around the borders using the same perforating tools. I cut around the borders with parchment scissors. The painted rose panel was adhered to the card with Perga Glue. I cut the Salmon Pink insert according to the pattern and inserted it within the card, abutting it to the fold line.

If you’re interested in parchment craft, please drop me a line, I’d be happy to advise you on getting started.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I so appreciate your visits.


Jerri Siggy2



Supplies Used:

Paper:  Regular Parchment Paper, Salmon Pink Parchment

Book:  Art of Nature

Perforating Tools:  Semi-Circle; 3-Needle

Embossing Tools:  Fine Stylus, Extra Fine Ball, Small Ball, Large Ball

Paints:  Pintura Purple, Bordeaux, Yellow Ochre, Cinnamon; Green, Light Green

Accessories:  White Pencil; Mapping Pen, #2 Kolinsky Paint Brush, Embossing Pad, Shallow Perforating Pad, Deep Perforating Pad, Perga Glue; Parchment Scissors, Sponge, Tear Off Palette




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Oct 22 2014

Twas The Night Before Christmas Notecards

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Good morning friends, today I have some fun, simple note cards to share that I made with Graphic 45′s Twas The Night Before Christmas designer papers. These paper pads go a long way . . . . I used the 12 x 12 paper pad for the bases of the notecards and the 8 x 8 paper pad for the card fronts. I made all the poinsettias and leaves with Christmas Mulberry paper.

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The Christmas mulberry paper is fun and easy to work with. Included in the mulberry pack: light and dark olive green, bright red, burgundy and a neutral cream sheet. The white stamens were purchased at Micheal’s. A corner punch was used to round the corners of the note cards.

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Tim Holtz Distress Inks were used on the outer edges of the cards, as well as an 18Kt Gold Krylon pen.

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The berries/stamens in this poinsettia were purchased at Michael’s. The holly leaves were made with the darker olive Mulberry paper.

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The flowers used on the note cards were left over from the Christmas card and tags I posted earlier this month using the Graphic 45 Twas The Night Before Christmas designer papers. These note cards are fast and simple to put together and perfect to attach to Christmas gifts or use as place cards at the dinner table.

Thank you for stopping by today, I so appreciate your visit.

Paper Hugs,


Products used on this design:

Dies:  Marianne Poinsettia Dies

Paper:   Mulberry Paper A Touch of Grace-Paper BoutiqueGraphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas - 6 x 68 x 812 x 12 – The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Ink:  Tim Holtz – Forest Moss, Festive Berries - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Accessories: Crafters Pick Ultimate Adhesive, Inkssentials Blending ToolGlue Dots,  - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Zip-Dry Adhesive, Scor Pal, Glue Dots, Genesis Paper Trimmer


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