Five Minute Find: Wood Shapes & Sentiments

If you are a member of my private facebook group, you get to enjoy a few live tutorials each month. This past week, I shared one of my favorite finds – Wood Shapes and Sentiments. Since many of you are not members of the group, I have decided to scale down the hour-long video to a quick five-minute recap and show you EIGHT ways you can add color to your wood shapes.

The two cards you see here are projects I created with my facebook group. I not only shared the cardmaking process, but I also showed how to add color to our wood shapes and sentiments.

In the Core Catalog and on my website, you will find a wide variety of wood shapes available. Don’t be deceived by the size in the catalog – they are much larger and much more detailed in person.


On my instagram and facebook page, I posted a little video of some of the projects I have made using our wood shapes and sentiments. I use these little gems on cards, scrapbook pages, and home decor pieces. They are so versatile and can be shaded to match your projects. After posting that video, I decided that would share with you a few ways that you can use them on your creations.

In my group, I shared the full card making process showing ways to shade the images. On the shutter card, I used two heard shapes and an arrow.

To add some color to the wood shapes on the first card, I used our Metallic Markers, Stickles, and ReInkers. The larger heart was first shaded with the Metallic Marker to give it a deep vibrant color then it was painted with Stickles to add some shimmer and shine.

On the smaller heart, I used our Carolina Blue ReInkers. I used the ink in full strength to give it deep staining. If you want a lighter tone, you can add water to the ink before applying it to the wood. I have also added reinkers to paint to create a chalk paint stain. You can view that technique here on my Spring Tags project.

The other elements used on this card are our In This Together papers and stickers, our Stitched Hexagon Thin Cuts dies, some little dots, and thread.

On the second card, I used Liquid Pearls and Gloss Spray to shade the wood flower shapes. When you are using the Gloss Spray, make sure that you are using an all-purpose mat or a surface that you can clean easily. These sprays can cause a bit of a mess if you aren’t careful.

After using the Gloss Spray, make sure to clean the nozzle. If the paint dries on the tip, it will be difficult to clean the next time you use it on a project.

The pink glossy flowers on this card are covered with two coats of Liquid Pearls that I painted onto the wood. I love how shimmery and soft these shapes look.

I also added a wood button to this card which I chose to keep plain bare wood. To embellish the button, I added some thread to match the quilt-like theme of the card.

In the video, I also share how to use Liquid Glass with paper to add more color and patterns to your wood shapes. As I said, this video has been scaled down to a quick Five Minute Find for you to be inspired by. To see the full hour-long process video, you will need to request to join my private facebook group (this group is not for consultants).


I hope that today’s Five Minute Find video inspired you to try something new and gave you a few ideas for using wood shapes on your paper crafting projects.

I hope you have a wonderful week!!

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here is a list of some supplies I used today (View All My Supplies Here)

Christmas Gift Card Pockets

For the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge

As Christmas draws nearer, I am often scrambling to find some simple gifts to make that  required little effort and are easy on the budget. As I was playing with the Cedar & Pine papers, I realized that each of the patterns would work perfectly for some gift card pockets I wanted to create, and, coincidentally, we just happen to be using those same colors from Cedar & Pine collection at the Color My Heart Dare blog, this week.

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You can choose to use any of the colors on this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe board as well as any other neutrals, and your project(s) need to be linked to the site before December 19th. 

Almost everyone on my list enjoys getting gift cards and these sweet little pockets were super simple to make using the Buttoned Up Thin Cuts.  If you have some people on your list who you give gift cards to, I have written some step-by-step instructions for you, and created a simple process video for you to view so that you can create some of your own.

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Paper Needed: 7½” x 3¾” Cedar & Pine Paper, 3″ x 4½” White Daisy, Cardstock & paper for the Buttoned Up embellishments

Gift Card Pocket Assembly Instructions”
1. Place the 7½” x 3¾” Cedar & Pine Paper with the shorter side at the top of the paper cutter/score board and score at  ¼” on each of the longer sides.

2. Rotate the paper 90° so that the longer side is at the top and score at 3¾”.
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3. Cut along the ¼” score lines a little bit past the to the 3¾” score line. Cut at an angle to create the tabs.
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4. Fold in the two tabs, apply adhesive to the tabs, then fold up at the 3¾” line to close the gift card pocket.
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5. Once the pockets are complete, you can decorate them with the Buttoned Up Thin Cuts, Stickles, and Shimmer Brushes as I did.

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I hope that today’s project has inspired you to try something new and join us for this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe Color Dare Challenge.  If you would like to see how each one of these little gems was made, I have created a short process video for you to enjoy.

These Buttoned Up Thin Cuts dies are available for a limited time and are currently low in quantity. If you would like to purchase yourself a set to use on these Christmas Gift Card Pockets and to create my Holiday Treasures Treat Holders, you will want to snag yourself a set soon.

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Here is a list of the supplies used on this project

Buttoned Up Thin Cuts
Buttoned Up Thin Cuts

Cedar & Pine Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
Cedar & Pine Paper Packet + Stickers

Cedar & Pine Coordinating Cardstock
Cedar & Pine Coordinating Cardstock

Gold Foil Paper
12 x 12 Gold Foil Paper

Black Shimmer Brush
Black Shimmer Brush

Weeding Tool Set
Weeding Tool Set (Tweezers)

Z3562
Silver Stickles™ Glitter Gel

Z3556
Green Stickles™ Glitter Gel

Z3563
Diamond Stickles™ Glitter Gel

Story by Stacy™ Short Story Workshop Kit—Black & White
Story By Stacy Short Story (Ribbon)

Z1151
Foam Tape

White Burlap Ribbon
White Burlap Ribbon

Candy Apple Striped Ribbon
Candy Apple Striped Ribbon

White & Gold Skinny Ribbon
White & Gold Skinny Ribbon

Z3341
Foam Dots

Portable Trimmer, 12"
Cricut Portable Trimmer

Z1836
Micro-Tip Scissors

Z3440
Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen

         

Christmas Gift Giving Ideas

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving – then Black Friday – then Cyber Monday. All whole week of events leading up to the Holiday Hustle.  Are you starting to panic or are you one of those who have it all together this holiday season? Yeah, me neither. For those of you, like me, who need a few gift giving ideas on a budget, let me help you out.

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Many of us are pinching pennies this year, so let me first show you a few items under $5.00. These are some of my favorite products that can be given to almost anyone on your list – yes, even those hard-to-shop-for types.

  • MissCarriesCreations-Under5GiftsMonogram Stamps–  great for those who make  stationary, have planners or journals, work in an office, or just like pretty things
  • Journaling Pens – these come in two colors, three different sizes, and are some of the best writing instruments I’ve used. See my video
  • Complements – stickers, tags, and labels
  • Stickles – most crafty types are fans of anything that resembles glitter. These are great for kids to use, too.

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So, what about those non-crafty types on your list.  Guess what?! I have some ideas for those people, too.

Baby Book Kits for New Moms & Grandparents🎄

The Story Begins Kit includes TEN pre-cut, ready to assemble pages to journal about your baby’s first year. All you need is adhesive, a pen, and an album to put them into. MissCarrie'sCreations-NewMoms.png


Simple Photo Journals to Record ALL your Memories🎄

How many times have you looked at old photos wishing you had written down the story associated with them? Everyone feels this way, and everyone should have a simple photo journal to record those memories. SEE MY VIDEO HERE

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Budget Friendly Supplies for Artists of All Ages🎄

Art supplies can be found anywhere, but these are some that I personally enjoy. Not only are they budget friendly, but the makers in your family will love finding them under the tree.

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Waterbrushes are great for those who travel and mom’s who don’t want a cup of inky water spilled on their table. Those moms would also adore you for getting their little artist an All Purpose Mat which can take just about any amount of messiness. (see video) Of course those who love to color would adore the new TriBlend Markers – three colors in one pen – and all the new Shimmer Brush colors. (see my Shimmer Brush video)


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These are just a FEW of the many items available on my website. I will be showing more in the coming week. If you are a member of my VIP Group, you will have a chance to see some last minute gift ideas and a few gifts you can create.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving & I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.