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A Handmade Owl Card...Thanks To A Friend!

I love getting together with friends and working on crafty stuff.  It's nice to be able to bounce ideas off of one another and share new techniques and stuff with each other...and sometime just plain 'ol scraplift, scrapjack, or whatever you want to call it (aka: snag ideas)!  After all, what are good friends for?! 

Stephanie Mehlem - Basic Grey Card


Such was the case when I saw my friend Stephanie working on this card.  I knew I needed to make a card for an assignment with Imaginisce using Glue Arts products and asked her if she minded me scraplifting it.  And like the good friend she is, she said "go for it!"



And here's the owl card I made.  It's very similar, but a bit different as often is the case when one snags ideas from a friend!

Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Owl

I like to give cards a little bit of dimension...but not too much that they can't be mailed, so I used some of the Glue Arts 3D Combo Pac foam adhesive to pop up the upper part of this cute owl.  It gives it just the right amount of dimension.

Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Owl - CloseUp1

Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Owl - CloseUp


Thanks Steph for letting me scraplift your cute card!

Cameo yellow flower


Oh, and more exciting news...I got to use my new Silhouette Cameo to make this card!!  -And I do have to say that I'm in love.  Let me know if you have any specific Silhouette Cameo, the Original Silhouette, or Cricut Expression questions and I'll answer them in a future post.


Sponsors: Imaginisce, Glue Arts


Happy Veteran's Day!

Let me start off by thanking our military men and women, past and present, for the sacrifices they make along with their families.  I have friends who's husbands serve and I see how hard it is on their wives and children and how strong all of them are while at home...frankly, I'm amazed at them all and I SO appreciate them for doing it. Thank you!!


Some of the Imaginisce Design Team have created Veteran's Day cards and we're sharing them today...check them all out HERE.  

Here's my card.  I think it's good for other occasions too...especially since I don't have anyone to give it to in my immediate family that is currently serving in the military.  :)  

BLOG Veteran's Day Card 2011 - Miss you like crazy b - Erin Basset
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I made the card using my Silhouette, and all the patterned papers are by Imaginisce.  The base of the card was made with the shape "miss you like crazy card," and the stars with the "patriotic star three" shape.  The stars cut out in three parts and I made them 3-D by using Imaginisce's colored foam adhesive in the center of the first and second layer of the stars. 

Also I used part of an Imaginisce stamp to stamp onto the center white stars with gray ink...and then I used a ZIG pen to add some faux stitching to the edges of the stars as well.

BLOG Veteran's Day Card 2011 - Miss you like crazy2 - Erin Bassett
Since the text cuts out attached to the card, I thought it might be a little fragile to stay like that so I backed it with some patterned paper leaving a little bit of a margin around it.

BLOG Veteran's Day Card 2011 - Miss you like crazy3 - Erin Bassett
Sponsor: Imaginisce, ZIG

Thanks to US-Flag for the flag image!



Planning Ahead: A Thanksgiving Craft Project

How does your family express graditude at Thanksgiving (or really any time of year?)  We've done a lot of different ideas over the last year we did Becky's idea at Thanksgiving dinner and it turned out cute....wish I could find a photo of how it turned out, but I've searched and searched & can't find it.  :(

This year I have another idea.  I made this little folder to hold tags that state what we are greatful for this year.  Since we're going to a big family & friends dinner this year I'll probably just have my imediate family do it.

Erin Bassett - Thankful Tags 1

So once you open it up, it looks like this...


Erin Bassett - Thankful Tags 4

And here's a peek at the tags...

Erin Bassett - Thankful Tags 9

You can download the instructions on how to make it here, and the printable for the actual shipping tag is here.  

Erin Bassett - Thankful Tags 6

Also, stop by the Imaginisce blog to see some other 60 minute projects some of the DT created. 


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Simple Cards

Hey everyone, hope you are having a fantastic weekend!  I'm busy gathering supplies, doing laundry, and all the general getting ready stuff so I can leave to go to SPARK this next week.  I'm really looking forward to the fall weather in UT and getting to see the friends there that I don't see as often as I'd like to.  

I was thinking about what projects I've done recently that I haven't had time to share yet & I remembered these cards!

This first one I did after I worked on some layouts for Simple Scrapper so I had all sorts of scraps laying around. I kept it simple and graphic (they are easier to mail like that!!) by altering one of the Simple Scrapper September scrapbook sketches to be used on a card.

BLOG Erin Bassett - SS - Oct - Card


This next one I did after I finished doing some Imaginisce assignments with the new Bon Voyage line.  I used my Distrezz-It-All to do the distressing around the edge of the gray patterned paper.
BLOG Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Fly Away Card


I intertwined a sticker with a die-cut and popped it up with some of the colored foam adhesive.  I used the black since it was on navy cardstock, but it also comes in brown, red, and white.
BLOG Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Fly Away Card

Sponsor: Imaginisce, Simple Scrapper


Scrapbooking: a mushy love page

This week Imaginisce launches a new line: Bon Voyage! And even though it's travel themed, I used it for this mushy scrapbook layout...

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BLOG Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Travel


Here's the tag in the upper right mushy!!

BLOG Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Travel - CloseUp1

I did some hand stitching around the heart, photo, and left edge of the layout.
BLOG Erin Bassett - Imaginisce - Travel - CloseUp1
I'll share some other projects I made with this line later this week.  :)


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sponsors: Imaginisce, Ella Scrapbooking