HomeGrown Card and Tag Set 7 Dots Studio

I would love to share a card and tag set I made with 7 Dots Studio Homegrown Collection. This collection is so pretty and elegant, perfect for those special occasions that come up unexpectedly. I usually make it worth the time getting all the supplies out, so I make the both, I can never decide what I want to use, so this gives me options.

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I made a video of the creative process for you all, enjoy.

Enjoy the close-ups:

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Heather Homegrown Card



Heather Homegrown Tag

Thank you for Stopping by, Have a great day!



Homegrown Attic 12×12

Homegrown Flirty 12×12

Homegrown Word Stickers

Homegrown Die-cut Elements 6×12

Homegrown Sticker 6×12

Homegrown Floral Stencil

Yuletide Clear Stamp

UmWowStudio Homegrown Flair

Prima Markety Flowers, Resin Clocks

Finnabair Stone paste Limestone, Mica Powder Lilac Opal Magic, Vintage Pink

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Altered Clock with Andy Skinner

Hello All, long time! Life sure changes from time to time. But I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. But very excited to sharing a fun Retro Clock I made with the Retro Clock Kit and fun Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder and Rub-ons from the new Andy Skinner line from Creative Expressions.

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I wanted to capture a fun and creative clock, mixing up the background paper and adding the the rub-ons in the circus theme I was trying to capture. I did make a video a of the creative process.

Here are a few close-ups for you.

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black and white head shot

Tando Creative

Andy Skinner Reversible Clock Large
CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Embossing Powder Raspberry Ice Cream

CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Embossing Powder Satin Powder

CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Embossing Powder Super Nova

CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Embossing Powder Granite

CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Embossing Powder Funky Cold Patina

CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Lava Paste

CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Quick Grab Glue

CE Mixed Media Transfers By Andy Skinner Poe Diversity

CE Mixed Media Transfers By Andy Skinner Alchemy Plus

CE 7×7 Stencil By Andy Skinner Redemption

CE 7×7 Stencil By Andy Skinner Inspire 

Ciao Bella Paper The Greatest Show


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Ciao Bella Bag Album

Hello All. I want to welcome you back to the blog, and boy are you in for a treat. This project was huge. And the more I played around with it the bigger and bigger it got. Using the versatile collection Voyages Extraordinaires from Ciao Bella Paper, I made a bag album. I actually started with the bags, did the binding and then the project grew from there. I ended up adding tags to each bag on top of it all.

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I have two videos for you today. One is the creation of the bag album and the other is the creating of the tags. There was a ton of raw footage with this but I condensed it down enough so I don’t waste your whole day watching videos. I know how how easy it is to go down the YouTube rabbit hole.

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Enjoy the bag album video:

Here is the tag portion of the video:

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Its a heavy photo post today. I will let the album do all the talking.

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CBP Bag Mini 4

CBP Bag Mini 6

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Here are the tags for the first bag.

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CBP Bag Mini Tags

Now on the the second flap.

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Here are the smaller tags that fit in the smaller bags.

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Now on to another flap

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CBP Bag Mini 15

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CBP Bag Mini Tags 21

CBP Bag Mini Tags 22

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy!


Ciao Bella Paper Voyages Extraordinaires 12×12

Ciao Bella Paper Voyages Extraordinaires 6×6

Creative Embellishments:

Distressed Patterens Stencil

Distress Grid Stencil

Distress Weave Stencil

Distress Crackle Stamp

Distress Checkered Stamp

Distress Checkered Stencil

Distress Fishnet Stencil

Steampunk Artist Trading Coins

Nautical 6 Piece Set

Nautical Artist Trading Coins

13@rts Technical Stencil

Andy Skinner Creative Expressions Cogged Up Stencil

Andy Skinner Stampendous Steampunk Stamp

Andy Skinner DecoArt Time Warp Stencil

DecoArt Media Quinnacridone Gold Fluid Acrylics

Lindy’s Gang Moonshadow Mist

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Happy Birthday Card and Tag


Hi everyone, I would like to share a tag and card set I made for a birthday coming up. A fun bright and bold set made perfectly for my friend Molly! They match her fun and bold personality perfectly.

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Here is a short video of the creative process.

I started with lots of layers before adding some colour to the Vintage Flourish 2 and  Vintage Flourish 3 Set. I love using my Lindy’s Spray on the chippies. But I find I can control the colour better if I use a brush. I also feel like I am wasting as much.

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I add colour to the Moroccan panel in the same way and then cut apart to put on both the card and the tag.

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Using the Happy Birthday from the Birthday Word Set, I heat emboss with powder and medium to get a glossy look to the chipboard. I add a layer with the small intricate frames as well.

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I finished off the card and tag with some iridescent wax to highlight and add more detail to the sprays.

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Thank you for stopping by today, Enjoy!



Small Intricate Frames

Small Intricate Frames 2

Vintage Flourish 2

Vintage Flourish 3

Moroccan Lattice Panel

Birthday Word Set

Tag Album

Deja Views

Lindy’s Blazing Black, Gilded Burgundy Brass Embossing Powder

Shimmerz Paints Snow Storm

Finnabair Royal Robes Opal Magic Wax

Stamping Up Butterfly Basics


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Creative Embellishments August Challenge

Welcome to August, oh where has the summer gone, I can’t believe that school starts back up in a month, I am not ready for that! This months challenge is so vintage, the mood board is great, I decided to go easy and a bit shabby. I made a dress form out of tulle and just added a scenic garden background on a large tag. Adding a brick texture with the crackled brick stencil and texture paste. Also using the Mini Leaves Set 2 and trellis and rose leaves,  I used Liquid Pearls to add the texture.

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I made a quick video of the process.


Here are a few close-ups.

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Trellis and Rose Leaves

Large Tags

Mini Leaves Set 2

Crackled Brick Stencil

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Treat Box and Tag Creative Embellishments

So many happenings during the summer, A co-worker is transitioning jobs and I made a special tag and treat box filled with goodies. I had a request to make my chex mix, so I thought how fun of a gift that would be to make a matching tag and goodie box.

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Here is the video:


I used many products on this project. Starting with background stamping like usually I added a contrasting colour with the distress text stamp, before blending the Distress Hexagon stamp into the background.

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I love my layers and why not fill in some of the layers with the Chicken Wire Panel, it matched the paper perfectly.

After adding some layers, I needed a title. Using the Inspire word set, I simple painted on some texture paint and set aside to dry while I added smaller paper elements to the tag.

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After adding the flower clusters I popped in a little butterfly flair to the clusters before moving on to the back.

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Using the Good Food Good Life word set, I made a small layered tag with the ATC tags, and a plain small tag for the treat box. Adding stamping, colour and some shadowing with waxes.

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Adding layers of inks and waxed to the Good Food Good Life Word Set, I make a little layer tag for the treat box.

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Thank you for stopping today and I hope you enjoy!



Inspire Word Set

Distress Hexagon Stamp

Distress Text Stamp

Chicken Wire Panel

Butterfly Flair

Good Food Good Life

ATC Tags

Large Tags

AB Studios Stencil

Shimmers Chick-a-dee Spritz

Shimmers Pink Stilettos Coloringz

Finnabair Wax Cire Cera Mint Sparkel

 Finnabair Wax Cire Cera Indian Pink

Authentique Paper

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Nomadic Soul Diaries

Another great challenge at Nomadic Soul Diaries, this month the challenge is to make a tag, the colours of the rainbow and add butterflies to it. Using the beautiful paper from Ciao Bella, I wanted to make more of a water colour effect to help pull all the colours out of the paper. A simple mixed media tag.

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Here is the inspirational board to help get those creative juices flowing.


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I made a shot video for the NSD instagram video geed, hence the vertical view.

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I hope you join the challenge, check out more inspiration at the Nomadic Soul Diaries IG account.



Ciao Bella Paper The Sound of Spring

Relics & Artifacts Pappilon

Ranger Alcohol Inks

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Broccato Estense MMLO

Hello everyone, I just want to share a layout or two I made for some new momma’s. This is my first project made for Ciao Bella Paper out of Italy. I’, so happy to be part of their new DT.


As far as the baby layouts, I think it is in the water as they say, currently there are so many of my friends and co-workers pregnant, I’m going to be making cards and layoutsand possibly a few mini for the next 5 months.  lol.

Baby Boy Ciao Bella Layout

I acutely made two pages, Using the Broccato Estense collection, I wanted to two contrasting colours of the blues and browns. I hate wasting paper so I made two pages.

Here is the creative video of the first page made.

Here are some close-up of the first page.

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Baby Boy Ciao Bella Ckose up 2

The second page is the same underlay. Using the remainder of the paper I cut, added different embellishments and flowers. The papers were a little different and the browns were slightly darker. Both momma’s chose a brown shadow box to put these in.

Ciao Bella Paper Boy Mixed Media Layout

Here are a few close-ups.

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Ciao Bella Paper Boy Mixed Media Layout 3

I hope you enjoy!!!! Thank you for stopping by today!



Broccato Estense 12×12 paper

Broccato Estense Creative Pad

Lindy’s Gang Tilt a Wire Teal Flat Fabio,

Morning Glory Azure Embossing gPowder

Creative Embellishments Metal Stencil, ,Distress Scrip Stamp, Momma’s Boy, Distress Burlap Stamp

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Patriotic ATC’s Creative Embellishments

Seeing it is a holiday weekend, how much fun is this to do some fun Patriotic ATC’s. Mixing it up with cards and coins to add some flavour to the project. Festive for the celebrations this weekend.

Partiotic ATCs

Here is a little video of the creative process, fun and easy. A little watercolour effect.

Using the Independence Stencil on the background, I thought it would highlight if I added some sprays to the paper.

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Using the Stars and Strips Banners,  I figured I would use them on the ATC Cards. Using regular playing cards as the base, and fro the coins I used the USA ATC’s Coins and the Stars ATC coins.

I simply painted the chipboard with some sprays, the liquid of the spray helps the watercolour effect if you add a little bit of water.

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I simply  added a word sticker and let these be quick and simple. A fun ATC trade this time of year.

Patriotic ATC's !



Stars and Strips Banners

Water Colour 4th of July Flair

Independence Day Stencil 

Star Bokeh Stencil

USA  ATC’s Coins

Stars ATC’s Coins

Shimmerz Paintz

Maja Design Papers

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Creative Embellishments July Challenge

Hi everyone welcome to another month and another great challenge at creative Embellishments. This month I loved the colour palette I chose to make a layout I started out on the background with stamping using the stamps Distressed Moroccandistressed Script and Distressed Burlap,  mixing it up with various background colours I added more texture on the background with the Greek Key Pattern stencil and a thick layer of crackle paste.  I incorporated the wave broader into the flower cluste. I also added a little April showers flare into the smaller cluster meeting the requirements of the challenge. I made a short video of the creative process I hope you are in spired to join the challenge.

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Here is the challenge and the twist again is to add clouds or waves to the project.


Here is the short video along with some close-ups.

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I hope to see some beautiful entries. Link up here at Creative Embellishments 



Waves Boarder 2

Distress Script Stamp

Distress Moroccan Stamp

Distress Burlap Stamp

Greek Key Pattern Stencil

April Showers Flair

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