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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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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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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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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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 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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