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Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Card

I love this CTMH paper.  It was from and few years ago and is so bright and cheer-y.     Do any of you have old paper that you still love?
Paper, cardstock, stamp, ink: CTMH.   Border punch: EK success.  Ribbon: HL.   Dodad is from the clearance bin of my LSS.  Worked perfectly with the paper's colors and theme!



Sunday, October 28, 2012

Final card using same scraps

This is the last card using those same paper scraps (I think).  There is always the possibility that I might find more in my stash! 
Stamp, ink, pearls: CTMH.    Die: Nestibilities.  Enjoy! Karen

Friday, October 26, 2012

Another card from scraps

This is the third card made using the same papers.  This is the back-side of the paper used on the previous two cards.   I just love two-sided paper!   Just kidding -- it usually makes me sad that I don't get to use both sides and have to make a choice.
Stamp, ink, pearls: CTMH.   Ribbon from Hobby Lobby.   Enjoy!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cards from scraps - take 2

Another card from scraps using the same papers.   I forgot to add that the card sketch was from CTMH's new idea book.  Some cute layout and card sketches are in it.
Stamp, ink and ribbon: CTMH.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cards with scraps

I'm back to making cards using leftover scraps.   Love the colors in this paper!    You will see quite a few cards using bits and pieces of this paper over the next couple of days...
Stamps, ink, ribbon and pearls - CTMH.   Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Halloween card

Halloween is almost here!  I was at a crop this past weekend making cards.  I had some left over Halloween paper.   Aren't these little characters so cute!   I wish I could remember who makes the paper!
Cardstock and stamp is CTMH.  Ribbon from Mike's.  Enjoy!   And happy halloween!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Vintage Tag

This is part of a birthday gift I made for a friend.  She also received a set of the beautiful Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections Collection paper and matching vintage flowers.  I couldn't think of a more perfect gift to give a fellow paper lover!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Merle, my Tea Partner and Open Call for November's Tea Swap

Merle from Mililani was my October Tea Swap partner.  The optional theme was Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice.  Here is the pretty card she created for me:

 and the little tea bag holder:
So cute!!  Thank you, Merle!

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If you wish to join our little tea swap, here's the information:

Requirements: 2 tea bags in a handmade card mailed to your partner by November 8.

Optional color for November Tea Swap:  None this month
Optional theme for November Tea Swap:  Holiday Tags (please create 2 to send, they don't have to be exact).  Instead of a handmade card, you will send two Holiday Tags with 2 tea bags.

Card can be blank OR you can write a note in it. Your choice!

If you are interested, email me no later than October 23

Send me an email SUBJECT: TEA SWAP with
1) your name
2) mailing address
3) email address
4) likes/dislikes/allergies (re tea type)
5) Loose tea okay? Y/N
6) blog (if any)
7) If you are willing to swap international or US ONLY

I will send a group email with the partner list by October 27.  Teas must be mailed out by November 8.

Drop me a line today if you are interested!

Responsible swappers only, PLEASE!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bosses' Day

Bosses' Day was this past Tuesday.  Monday I ran all over town looking for gifts.  10 p.m. that evening I was creating something to dress up the gifts I purchased.  This is what I came up with:

For the female bosses, I found oversized relaxing tea bags for the bathtub designed to "soothe the stress away", stain remover pocket packets to put in your purse and hand sanitizer pocket packets in fun scents of:  Peppermint, lemon and lavender.

All fit in these little gift bags made out of romantic In My Minds Eye paper.

 The male boss was much more difficult!!
The white shirt and tie is actually a gift bag to hold various chocolate ball candies I picked up at Wholesale foods.  The brief case?
It's actually a gift card holder!  (No, the American Express card is only a prop) :o)  I finished packaging everything about 11:30p.  The problem was that after I finished, my mind was still running overtime I had a hard time sleeping!  UGH!!  Do you get like that?  Crafting keeps you wide awake and coming back down from the high takes forever!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy Halloween Again!

Need a small but cute treat holder? How about one made from a toilet tissue core?! Cute and definitely easy! No matter if you make them short or tall, they are perfect for the tricks!
Have fun!

Supplies: Toilet tissue (paper towel too!) core, designer paper, Marvy 2" circle punch, Marvy 2-1/2" circle scallop punch, ribbons, craft wire

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I see so many Frankies out there in blogland and they are all so adorable! Whether he is smiling or frowning, he is simply cute! I attached him to SU fancy favor bag.
Hope you attempt him...have fun!

Supplies: SU Top note die, 1/2" circle punch, 1" circle punch, cardstock

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Panda Care Package

Received a wonderful care package from a dear friend, Colleen.  Shortbread cookies and blueberry tea... Mmmmm.  I already enjoyed some and love the tea!!

Look at this adorable card:

I believe it is cut from a cricut cartridge.  Soo ca--yuute!!!  Look at the wooden chopsticks!!!  Lots of detail in this card!

Thank you for being a special friend, Colleen, and thank you for all the goodies!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Little Purse Tea Holder

My tea swap partner this month was Merle from Mililani, HI. I decided to send her the card I made last week. Thank you for your wonderful comments!!

Here is the coordinated tea holder I made with the help of instructions from Londonblue at Splitcoast Stampers.

Isn't it cute and real easy to make!! Here is the side view:

This is what the inside looks like with an accordion fold piece of paper to separate the tea bags:

I'll show you what she created for me later!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Halloween treat care box

I made a care box of Halloween treats for my daughter at college.  There was a cute "disco ball", her favorite 100 Grande candy bars, bat shaped brownies and 22 of these cute little Halloween treats for her to share with her sorority sisters.  I saw this idea last year, probably on Pinterest or from another crafty friend.  It is a "s'more kit". There are graham crackers, a mini Hersey bar and ghost Peeps. Just stack and nuke for 5-10 seconds. I hope they enjoy them!

Supplies: CTMH cardstock, Imaginesce mini-paper pad in their Halloween print and some various embellishments from my stash.  Stamps are all CTMH.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Time for Tea

This tea card and matching teabag holder is going to someone (like you) who takes the time to read this blog.  I appreciate you!!

Made from 7 Gypsies Barcelona paper collection, QK Diesel letter dies; generic tea pot and tea cup stamps, TH Stickles and Vintage Photo Inkpad and Copic pens.

The teabag holder is done "matchbook" style. I forgot to mention that I used Hot Off the Press Artful Collection stamps in the background of the card and the holder.  I've been using this stamp collection pretty often when I want a Parisian/Vintage feel.  There are 28 stamps to this set!

Inside I placed 2 Hawaiian Natural Tea in flavors Mango Peach and Passionfruit Orange.

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Welcome Dori and Her Take It Easy Card

We have a new team member to Little Paper Studio. Her name is Dori and I have LONG been an admirer of her crafty creations!!

I first met Dori through a mutual crafty friend and fellow tea swapper.  Please welcome Dori to Little Paper Studio! I am soooo thrilled to have her join Karen and I!  I know you will be inspired by her crafty creations!!

Here is her first posting:

I tried the Triple Time Technique.  It's pretty easy and fast!   If you wish to create one, Donna Inks has clear and simple instructions.  Enjoy! 

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Now you try it!  Let us know how it goes!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pretty Little Madam

This is Pretty Little Madam by Creative Companion. I've had her for almost a year and have not used her before.  I'm wondering if I should use her for my tea swap this month.  The tea swap theme for this month is is Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice.