Happy Friday everyone!! And, I’m happy to announce that the wonderful Emma Aguilar of My Creative Time has chosen me to design with her awesome stamps!
For those of you that are new to my blog, my name is Trell and I am a lifelong (of 27 years) Alabamian. I was born and raised in Florence, AL. I got into the wonderful world of papercrafting by chance. I started working at Jo-Ann in July of 2010 and it was there I learned to use a Cricut Expression. I finally caved and bought one (and a Gypsy!) in November 2010. Almost a year later, I've added an Imagine, way too many cartridges, stamps, and various inks. I've also developed quite a ribbon addiction.
In addition to papercrafting, I teach cake decorating as a Wilton Instructor and I refer to my KitchenAid (it’s tangerine) as my child. I love making something from start to finish, and I have to say that I feel so blessed to have met so many talented and sweet ladies throughout this last year. I'm super excited to be a part of Emma's design team! I owe a lot of what I've learned to her!
For my card today, I tried to keep it relatively simple. I say that having used my Expression, Imagine, and Cuttlebug.
I knew I wanted to use the Build a Banner Kit, as the focus of my card. I used Kraft cardstock to cut the pennants and a light textured yellow to cut out the stitched circles. The orange backing is not cardstock, it’s felt. A bit of advice, if you have the synthetic stuff like what I used ($.34 at Jo-Ann) I would add a piece of cardstock to my sandwich and make multiple passes. If you have 100% wool felt, I’m sure it will cut beautifully.
The card base is Kraft and measures, 7.5” by 3.5.” I inked it with Tea Dye Distress Ink. My patterned mat was printed from the Imagine More Art cartridge and it’s an eight of an inch less. It’s inked with Tea Dye and Chocolate Chip. The twine is Martha Stewart that I got from the Christmas isle at Jo-Ann. I stamped the polka dots with Chocolate Chip ink from Stampin Up. I stamped, “Gobble,” with Early Espresso.
I used Microsoft Word for the sentiments. The font is Belshaw and was printed at 22 points. In order to align it to the left, I used a text box. The mat that my turkey is on, was printed with my Imagine and is a pattern from Ancestry. The turkey is from Simply Charmed. I also used Ancestry for his feathers. His wings are PTI Orange Zest and his body is a polka dot from Imagine More. He was cut at 3.25.” Also, the feathers and the top note were inked with Tea Dye as well.
I want to say a HUGE thank you to Emma for choosing me. And I’d also like to thank three of the loveliest ladies (you know who you are) that encouraged me to apply. I’m so excited for what is to come!
Thanks for stopping by. Have an amazing weekend, and most blessed day!