Mother’s Day Card

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Yep, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged.  Sorry.  It’s been a busy past few months.  I’ll be back soon with a birthday post of Caitie’s Emoji Themed Craft Party.  For now, Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I’m up on the Pebbles blog with a Mother’s Day Frame and Card Gift Set I made for my Mama.  Here today, I’m sharing another Mother’s Day card idea.

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I made this card for my MIL using the pretty Spring Fling collection by Pebbles.  My card measures 5″ x 7″ and I used white cardstock for the base of my card.  I rounded the corners of the card base with a corner punch.  I trimmed the floral pattern side of the Spring Fling paper to 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”.  I trimmed the heart pattern side of the Spring Fling paper to 2″ x 6 ¾” and adhered it along the bottom of the Spring Fling pattern paper.  Again, I rounded the corners of the pattern papers with a corner punch.  I added white Glitter Tape, adhered the paper layers to my card base, and added some machine stitching around the card.

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This cute little teacup is from the Garden Party collection (an oldie but goodie) by Pebbles.  I used my craft knife to trim out the center of the teacup.  I added Glossy Accents to a piece of white cardstock and sprinkled Gold Glitter onto it making sure I pressed the glitter down.  After that dried, I brushed some Mod Podge onto the glitter to make sure it wouldn’t be able to come off.  I added some more Mod Podge to the teacup and adhered it to the glitter on the cardstock.  I love the “tea” in my little teacup!  I added adorable flower Puffy Stickers next to the teacup.  Love it!

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Love this grouping and layering of a Die-Cut banner, a Rosette, and more puffy flower stickers.

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I used the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board to make a matching envelope for my card.

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I used the Blossoms pattern paper to make the 5″ x 7″ envelope and used the Celebrate Thickers to label it with the word “Grammy.”

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Love how the card and matching envelope turned out!

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The card slips easily into the gold ribbon on our gift.

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We can’t wait to give Grammy her Mother’s Day Gift!  We know she’s going to love it!

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, EVERYONE!

Supplies:

Pebbles Spring Fling Spring Fling (733100)
Pebbles Spring Fling Blossoms (733105)
Pebbles Spring Fling Celebrate Thickers, Gold Foiled Foam (733114)
Pebbles Spring Fling Ephemera Cardstock and Vellum Die-Cuts with Gold Foil (733116)
Pebbles Spring Fling Puffy Stickers (733120)
Pebbles Spring Fling Dimensional Embellishments 4/Pkg, Rosettes (733123)
Pebbles Garden Party Die-Cut Cardstock Shapes (732541)
American Crafts This To That Foam Tab Adhesive, Squares (61710)
American Crafts This To That Adhesive Dot Runner (368570)
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Flat Adhesive Dots .25″ (340274)
American Crafts Glitter Tape, White (96041)

Becky Higgins Project Life Corner Rounder Punch (93740)
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Confetti Wow! Glitter .88 oz 4/Pkg, Rose, Frost, Gold, & Mint (683719)
Fiskars Fingertip Precision Craft Knife
Plaid Matte Mod Podge
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board (662530)
We R Memory Keepers Precision Glass Cutting Mat (71299)

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paintbrush


Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes for Teachers

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Happy February!  I have some Valentine’s Day cards up on the Pebbles Blog today.  I wanted to share Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes I made using the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board, the We R Memory Keepers Flower Punch Board, and the Be Mine collection by Pebbles.

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I had my girls select their favorite pattern papers for their teachers and I decided to use the Box design this time.  I made Halloween Treat Boxes using the String Tie Box design.

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I chose to make a 4″ x 4″ x 4″ sized box again here and used a 12″ x 12″ sheet of pattern paper.  I trimmed off the bottom strip of paper.

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I lined up the edge of my paper with the XL Box Start Line.  I punched the paper then scored Box Score Lines A, B, and C.  I repeated that going around all four sides of the 12″ x 12″ sheet of pattern paper.

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I flipped the paper and lined it up again with the XL Box Start Line.  I punched one more notch on all four sides of the 12″ x 12″ sheet of pattern paper.

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I rounded all 4 corners of the paper using the Corner Rounder at the top left of the Punch Board.

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I created attachment slits on all 4 corners of the paper using the Corner Slitter at the top right of the Punch Board.

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I folded all the lines on the paper.

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I added This to That Double-Sided Tape along all 4 diagonal score lines.  This side…

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…then I flipped the pattern paper over and added more adhesive.

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I pinched and creased the diagonal score lines inward and flat and assembled my box.

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I connected the first two attachment slits.

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I connected the second two attachment slits.  Ready for decorations and treats!

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The girls don’t have any male teachers this school year.  So, instead of bows I decorated these boxes with flowers using the We R Memory Keepers Flower Punch Board.  You can see how I used the Flower Punch Board to make the flowers here.  The only difference is that I cut one petal from each paper strip to add dimension to the flowers.  Then, I twisted each paper petal around the petal curler to make the flowers look realistic.  I layered three flowers to make one…XXS (3″ dia.), XS (4″ dia.), and S (5″ dia.).

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I used my Making Memories Paper Piercer to make holes into each box.  I used a gold brad to combine all the flower layers and attach them to the box.

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I used my Sticky Thumb Cordless Mini Hot Glue Gun to adhere Gold Glitter Stickers to my flower centers.

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I added favorite yummy treats of each teacher inside.  All that’s left to do is for the girls to fill-out each tag for each of their teachers.  And, of course, to give them to their teachers on Valentine’s Day along with big hugs!

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Pretty, simple, and sweet Valentine’s Day Treat Boxes.

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I love them all!

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Hope you enjoyed these treat boxes.  I loved making them!  Happy Creating!

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Pebbles Supplies:

Be Mine Sweetheart (733032)
Be Mine Scattered Love (733033)
Be Mine XOXO (733035)
Be Mine Sugar Cookies (733036)
Be Mine Share the Love (733037)
Be Mine Be Mine (733039)
Be Mine Love Is In The Air (733040)
Be Mine Minc Tags 2″ x 4″ 18/Pkg (733045)
Home+Made Gold Circles Glitter Stickers (732621)

Other Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board (662530)
We R Memory Keepers Flower Punch Board (71342)
American Crafts Cardstocks
American Crafts This To That Double-Sided Tape, .25″ x 11 yd (61708)
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Cordless Mini Hot Glue Gun, Blue (340278)
Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Foil 12.25″ x 10′ Roll, Red (69978)

Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator & Starter Kit (370124)
Fiskars scissors and paper trimmer
Making Memories Paper Piercer 

gold brads
candy


Mini Piñatas Holiday Ornaments

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I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  We had a great time with our families.  I’m looking forward to working on my December Daily album.  But first, I wanted to share these adorable Holiday Ornaments made with the new We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Mini Piñatas.  They make great stocking stuffers, party favors, or pretty decorative ornaments for your tree.

I had the chance to play with the DIY Party Circle Mini Piñatas and turned them into pretty ornaments.  They were fun and super simple to make using the peel and stick DIY Party Fringe Tapes.  Love the variety of colors the Fringe Tapes come in!

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I chose to make a couple of the ornaments with a trendy mix of black, white, and gold.

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I made another ornament with bright and happy colors.

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I love the way they all turned out!

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These Mini Piñatas come in eight different shapes and I can’t wait to try them all!  They would be fantastic for a kids craft-themed birthday party with a candy bar.  Hmmmm…my girls birthdays are coming up in a few months. 😉

(image below from the We R Memory Keepers blog)

DIY Party Mini Piñatas by We R Memory Keepers

You can see how my crafty friend, Amanda Coleman, turned the Circle Mini Piñatas into fun holiday wreaths by heading on over to her blog.

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Circle Mini Piñatas (3 Pack)
We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Black Fringe Tape (12 ft)
We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Blossom Fringe Tape (12 ft)
We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Gold Fringe Tape (12 ft)
We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Ocean Fringe Tape (12 ft)
We R Memory Keepers DIY Party White Fringe Tape (12 ft)
We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Metallic Confetti (0.3 oz)
Black Cardstock (American Crafts)
POW! Glitter Paper, Silver (American Crafts)
Knock Outs Border Punch Value Kit, Simple Scallop Punch (American Crafts)
Jen Hadfield DIY Home Specialty Cardstock 12″ x 12″, Gold Foil Stripe (Pebbles)
Jen Hadfield Cottage Living Gold Circle Stickers (Pebbles)
Clever Lever Jumbo 1″ Circle Craft Punch (Marvy Uchida)
scissors (Fiskars)
ornament hooks
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Halloween Treat Boxes

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I love Halloween!  I wanted to share some quick and fun Halloween Treat Boxes I made using the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board and pattern papers from the Boo! collection by Pebbles.  These will be fun to give to my nieces and nephews for Halloween tomorrow.

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I started by selecting the pattern papers and the String Tie Box design.  You can also make envelopes with liners, bows, boxes, file folder cards, and coin envelopes using the 1-2-3 Punch Board.

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I chose to make a 4″ x 4″ x 4″ sized box and used a 12″ x 12″ sheet of pattern paper.  All I did was trim off the bottom strip of paper.

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I lined up the edge of my paper with the XL Box Start Line.  I punched the paper then scored Box Score Lines A, B, and C.  I repeated that going around all four sides of the 12″ x 12″ sheet of pattern paper.

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I flipped the paper and lined it up again with the XL Box Start Line.  I punched the paper then scored Box Score Lines A, B, and C again.

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I rounded all 4 corners of the paper using the Corner Rounder at the top left of the Punch Board.

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I cut opposite ends of the paper along the vertical score lines.

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I folded all the lines on the paper.

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I used my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite Punch to punch holes in all 4 corners.

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I added Sticky Thumb Double-Sided Tape to all 4 tabbed sections

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I assembled my box.

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All done!  So easy!  Love it!

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Finally, I added ribbon through the holes in this pattern to make sure the box closes correctly.

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Now, it’s ready for the treats!

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HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Pebbles Supplies:

Boo! Jack-O-Lantern (732972)
Boo! Trick-or-Treat (732973)
Boo! Hocus Pocus (732974)
Boo! Spiderwebs (732977)
Boo! Skull & Crossbones (732981)

Other Supplies:

American Crafts Sticky Thumb Double-Sided Tape, .25″ x 11 yd (340265)
American Crafts Green, Purple, and Orange Premium Ribbons, .375″ x 4 ft
We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board (662530)
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite Punch


New Pebbles Design Team Announcement!

Yes, it has been quite awhile since I have blogged. Sorry. It has been a busy and fun summer. I hope you’ve enjoyed your summer, too. Kiddos are back in school and we’re getting back into our routine.

I am back on the blog today to say how excited and grateful I feel to be joining the 2015-2016 Pebbles Design Team! This will be my fourth year with the Pebbles family. My goodness, I couldn’t be happier. Thanks so much to everyone at Pebbles and American Crafts for giving me another opportunity to continue as a Design Team Member! Shelly Myers, you are the best, you are so very loved, and I thank you for your love, support, and continued hard work for our team!

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Amy Cowley / Amanda Coleman / Eva Pizarro / Holly Gagnon
Renee Zwirek (ME!) / Wendy Sue Anderson / Becki Adams

I am honored to be working alongside these talented ladies. You can check out their blogs to see their fabulous work. We are going to have a great year ahead and the new lines from Pebbles are just fantastic! Also, I will be stepping TOTALLY outside of my comfort zone and share process videos with you. Ah! I’m just a bit nervous because I have never made scrapbooking videos before. Just breathe. Just do it.

Mendi, I’ll miss working with you friend! Best wishes on the launch of your new stamp company, Sunny Studio Stamps! So excited for you and your stamp designs are just adorable! You can see Mendi’s stamp designs today and join her grand opening on September 8, 2015!

Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend, Everyone!


Teacher Thank You Cards

I’m up on the Pebbles Blog today with Thank You cards I made for Caitie and Payton’s teachers.  I cannot believe how quickly the school year passed by again.  Here are the Thank You cards I made for the girls’ other teachers.

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This card is for their gym teacher.

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This card is for their art teacher.

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This card is for their music teacher and Caitie’s chorus teacher.

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This card is for their LMC teacher (library media center).

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This card is for Payton’s reading teacher.

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Pebbles Supplies:

Cottage Living Floral Tapestry (732750)
Cottage Living All Lined Up (732751)
Cottage Living Rounded Trellis (732763)
Cottage Living Golden Color Mist (369021)
Home Grown Busy Bees (732802)
Home Grown Foliage (732803)
Home Grown Family (732808)
Home Grown Quilt (732809)
Home Grown Icon & Phrase Stickers (732812)
Home Grown Dimensional Flowers (732815)
Happy Day Thinking of You (732693)
Happy Day Fresh Air (732695)
Happy Day Puzzled (732697)
Happy Day Blooms (732698)
Happy Day Icons & Phrases Stickers (732702)
Basics Accent & Phrase Stickers, Aqua and Green (732183)
Basics Accent & Phrase Stickers, Ash and Black (732185)

Other Supplies:

American Crafts A2 Cards & Envelopes (4.375″ x 5.75″) 12/Pkg, Kraft (366022)
American Crafts This To That Adhesive Runner .313″ x 8.75 yd, Strips (61712)

American Crafts This To That Dimensional Dots (61709)
American Crafts Baker’s Twine Value Pack 5 yd Spools 24/Pkg, Bright (366303)
American Crafts Glitter Tape 3 yd x .375″, Aqua (96021)
American Crafts Soho Garden District Stamps (59164)
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz, Amethyst (CSS-HS-798)
Sending You Love Clear Stamps (Hero Arts)
paper trimmer and scissors (Fiskars)
white thread and sewing machine


Fuse Tool Giveaway Winners

I really appreciate everyone who stopped by my blog.  Thanks SO much for your comments to participate in my WRMK Fuse Tool giveaway.  I loved reading them all!  Thanks for following my blog, following me on Facebook, following me on Instagram, and following me on Pinterest.

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And the winners are…Trisha and DinT!

Congrats, Ladies! Please email me at reneezwirek@gmail.com with your contact info and mailing address so I can get your Fuse tool prizes mailed out to you ASAP.

Thanks Again, Everyone!

Happy Friday!

Have a Wonderful Weekend!


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