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Never Forget, You Are Loved

This is a simple card I made with handmade paper. I lined the inside with a cut of scrapbook paper and embellished it with 2 felt flowers and a ribbon. I think the way the fold is offset adds a nice element of beauty, don’t you agree?

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DIY: Silk Ribbon on Vintage Perfume Bottle

Recently, I have been experimenting with hand dyed silk ribbon for crafts. I love how the colors mimic the patterns I can get in my watercolor paints. I also have enjoyed shredding the edges of the ribbon to get interesting frayed curling effects.

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“Wonderful” Handmade Paper Doily Card

Last week I shared with you how easy and fast it is to make a giftable journal out of a sheet of felt and some office paper. This week, I am continuing the “Thank You” theme with a darling little handmade paper doily card I made with paper scraps. This is perfect for everyday use or you…

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True Love Vintage Handmade Card

Using lace, a crystal chandelier prism, glitter mod podge, ribbon and handmade paper I created an elegant wedding card for this month’s Designer Blog Hop Challenge theme: Vintage.

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Aloha Mixed Media Canvas

For today’s Designer Connection Blog Hop, I bring you a lovely vacation themed mixed media canvas collage painting of a beautiful beach somewhere off the shore of Kauai.

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Paper Quilling

Paper quilled heart pin

Alli Bartkowski is the most passionate quiller I have ever met. I had seen this art & craft form over the years, but for some reason I never had the opportunity to give it a try. Alli’s booth at the most recent CHA show in California was filled to the brim with the most creative quilled creations I have ever seen. She literally uses the technique to sculpt and form anything she wants from traditional quilled motifs to 3-D people and cupcakes!

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Easter Egg Garden Craft

easter garden

Have you ever wanted a beautiful miniature garden to celebrate easter indoors? Photographer and designer Jessica Roy from ROY JOY, put together this delightful DIY project you are sure to love. And with her kind permission I am pleased to share this with you today as you prepare for your Easter celebrations and perhaps start a new Easter tradition that is something to cherish.

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Sock Monkey Designer Blog Hop Challenge

Here is Little Miss Sock Monkey sitting pretty for her very first picture. I just finished patching in her stuffing and attaching her adorable accessories. Check out her embroidery stitched ribbon flower for her little hat and her “Something to Cherish” designer heart flower ribbon heart flower belt from my Dala horse collection. I was so pleased that I could find two buttons almost the same color in my massive button collection.

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Dala Horse Wall Hanging

A quaint little Swedish Dala Horse Wall Hanging designed by Cherish Flieder with embroidery and button accents featuring her illustrated Dala Horse Ribbons.

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Mini Button Ribbon Votives — Designer Crafts

Mini Button Votive Candles with Artwork by Cherish Flieder

I don’t know about you, but the renewal of spring always brings a hectic schedule with its beautiful blossoms and buds. So, today I want to share you a great looking upcylced DIY craft that you can complete in a number of minutes.

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Dark Chocolate Almond Wedding Favor – Designer Crafts

Dark Chocolate Almonds Wedding Favor

Our Designer Crafts blog hop theme for today is “Wedding.” Most everyone loves a good wedding and something else we might have in common is a love for chocolate! I decided to create a batch of dark chocolate almonds so you could see how this yummy treat could be used to add an extra measure of delight to such a special occasion.

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Love Letters Are Key

Here is a charming vignette I created with watercolor paper, embroidery and Sizzix ScoreBoard Pro Frame & Frame Back w/Stand Die by Eileen Hull. I accented the design with a lovely little key and my brand new Love Letter Embroidered Ribbon by Renaissance Ribbons.

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Cherished Chocolate Cherries

Cherished Chocolate Cherries 2010

For my final craft for the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop I decided to continue with my Christmas theme in celebration of a honored family tradition… chocolate cherries!

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DREAM A Little Dream Card

Aloha! Today’s featured die is item number 656053 Sizzix Bigz XL Die by Brenda Pinnick as featured in the Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop. Her elegant die made the core shapes which I formed into an invitation for a tropical escape. I combined the cool colors of the ocean in the watercolor paper with some warm natural fabrics, buttons and hand stitches for a textural escape from your average printed greeting card.

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Happy Beauty Bloom Card

It’s Sizzix Triple Play Blog Hop week 3 and we all had a chance to play with the Flower, Beauty Bloom, Originals Die by Brenda Pinnick. She was kind to share with us some of her fabric samples, which I tied into my love for stitching and felt. This cute little card was the result and is sure to cheer up anyone who receives it.

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Home Sweet Sweet Home

For the first Triple Play Blog Hop project, I designed House by Eiline Hull utilizing my Something to Cherish embroidery and watercolor techniques.

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DIY Butterfly Bamboo Pillow

This month my Something to Cherish art style is featured on the Fairfield website. I am excited to teach you how to make a whimsical and nostalgic bamboo filled pillow that you and your environment can feel good about. Repurpose pre-printed fabric with a butterfly painting and hand stitching application that comes from the heart

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