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Thanks for stopping by today to see this sculpture card. Doesn't it look complicated?? It isn't!!

I accepted an invitation to be a Guest Designer for Stamper's Quest magazine, a fabulous online publication containing not only my project, but dozens of other projects and papercrafting information.

I prepared this card and a very detailed photo tutorial on how you can make one just like it. It's FREE to view and you can even print out the tutorial right from the Stamper's Quest website HERE.

I hope you'll stop by Stamper's Quest and take a look at the tutorial and all of the photos. And I'd love it if you would be so kind as to leave me a comment for me at the end of the tutorial. (Look for the tutorial under "Guest Designers".)

Thanks for stopping by The Happy Room today!


Red Drawer Box

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Can you tell my new favorite thing is Drawer Boxes?? If you're interested in knowing how to make these, you can see my previous post (below) for all of the links to the instructions and tutorials. They are SO much fun to make and are quite an impressive gift!!

This project was for my BFF, so I made it in her favorite colors. Here is a list of the supplies used and where I purchased them:

Stamps: Close To My Heart, I Brake For Stamps
Brads (used for the "stop" on the top of the box and the base for the drawer pull): Scrappin Deals N Steals
Background Paper: Close To My Heart
Flowers and Build-A-Brad: Scrappin Deals N Steals

Thanks for looking!!


Drawer Box

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Welcome to my Drawer Box project!! I found the directions over at SCS (Splitcoaststampers) and was inspired to try it myself when I saw my dear friend, Bonnie had one on her Craftiblog this week. See Bonnie's gorgeous project HERE. You can find the SCS directions/tutorial HERE

The top of my box is an easel card that I just glued to it. I loved Bonnie's box so much, I decided to top my box with an easel card too! I followed the directions for the easel card, which I found at SCS HERE. I just made adjustments so that the card would match the dimensions of the box's top. It was that easy!

The fabulous embellishments and flowers are from Scrappin Deals N Steals, a great internet daily deals site. I used the Chatterbox brad maker for the brad on the top and another brad for the drawer pull. I added a big glitzy button (also from Scrappin Deals) with tacky glue and threaded a little bit of gold cord thru it.

I used stamps from I Brake For Stamps (for the sentiment and the fern). I added the white dots with acrylic paint and the end of a medium size stylus.

Thank you for stopping by today!!


This box was so much fun to make and much less work to make it than appears

Harp Music

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I made two of these cards (identical) for two dear friends, who are both very accomplished harpists. I chose the Tri Shutter card design because it gave me so many small pallettes where I could use a lot of my music related stamps and supplies.

The cardstock is from The Paper Temptress, the die cut swirls are from Sizzix, the stamps are PSX (the main image), JudiKins (the musical score) and Alluring Impressions (the harpist). The embellishments are from Scrappin Deals N Steals.

I sprayed the cardstock with some homemade Pearl Ex mix; I learned how to make it over at Technique Junkies. Since the harp player image was directional, I chose to stamp it twice onto acetate using Jet Black StazOn ink. Then, I just flipped one of the images over and then both harpists faced the center of the card. I attached them with brads to the gold cardstock, then glued that to the base cardstock.

I hope you've enjoyed the project and thanks for stopping by!!!

Black and Gold Elegance

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I had a great time playing with all of my new things from Scrappin Deals N Steals!! I used the Cuttlebug Highlights technique from the 10/08 Technique Junkies newsletter—it’s very light on the gold panels, but I thought it was just enough to add some interest on this very busy card.

The Gold frame looking object in the center is a big gaudy plastic belt buckle which is part of an upcoming package over at Scrappin Deals N Steals. Groovy! Since it had a bar across the center of it (for a belt to thread through) I layered my black paper piece on top of it. Instant frame!!

I made a custom brad with a Chatterbox Easy Brad Maker, also from Scrappin Deals N Steals. What a fun tool!! It comes with 3 circle punches in varying sizes to fit the three brad blanks that come with the tool. The flourishes around the brad are pieces from a Cuttlebug die, as well as the small fleur-de-lis in the outer corners. The gem flourishes are from Scrappin Deals N Steals too! How did I ever craft before I found that place? LOL

Cardstocks are from The Paper Temptress.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the project and thanks for stopping by!!



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I just got this new set of stamps from Firecracker Designs by Pamela, and I'm having so much fun with them. There are numerous images on this sheet of horses in every shape and size along with some hilarious text "horse sayings". I'm such a fan of Dancing With The Stars (NOT So You Think You Can Dance--but it's dance related just the same), so I HAD to use it on this card.

I'm especially fond of Paint horses, so my horse is naturally a Paint!!! Add to that, this image looks strikingly like the Gypsy Vanner breed--a breed of horse which tugs at my heart strings every time I see one. I was giddy with excitement when my stamps arrived--or should I say "giddy-up" with excitement? Well, anyway I was really happy! I colored my Paint Gypsy Vanner with a technqiue called Pencil Over Marker. I learned it over at Technique Junkies.

The base card is from a great company called Creative Cuts and More. It made the designing portion of this project a snap! I am suprised at all the time I save with that one simple change in card designing. Starting out with a pre-cut base is really a great way to begin. The other cardstock layers are from The Paper Temptress.

Lastly, my brads are from Scrappin Deals n Steals.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Big Love for Big Card

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For years, I've been a big fan of Faith's over at Mark's Finest Papers. She is the queen of all borders polka dotted and a fabulous artist/paper crafter/stamper! So I decided I was going to try to copy Faith a little (imitation really IS the sincerest form of flattery, right??) because I saw a card she made that I LOVED! So, here is my shameless attempt at copying one of my stamping heroes, Faith!

The images are from Sweet'n Sassy Stamps; this is the first time I've used their products. WOW, do they ever stamp nicely! Thank you Sweet n Sassy for some top quality products!!

The paper is from The Paper Temptress and the ribbon and embellishments are from a new favorite company of mine called Scrappin Deals and Steals. The teal theme is part of an upcoming bundle of products that will be available on Friday July 9th. All of the bundles on this site are available for one day only, so don't miss out on some of the fantastic deals over there--especially this upcoming one!

I've included several photos of this card because it's fun on both the inside and outside. Two photos of the inside are included because I used my new Scor-Buddy to make the border score lines. The second photo of the inside of the card is lightened up a bit to help show off those score lines. It sure helped when I was making all of those white dots! I used a technique from Technique Junkies to add some interest to the white~it's called "Wisped Frames".

Thanks for looking at this big post about my big love for my big card! I'm sure glad you stopped by today!