Spring Flip book

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Front cover of the flip book, it was thick so I wrapped bakers twine around for the closure. The base for my book is a card stock CD case. I added lots of die cuts, a wood photo frame, flowers, and gems and doilies.

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I used the Welcome Spring paper collection from American Crafts.

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Opening the top flap. I have a doily and then a wood arrow I colored with my Copic markers and then added flowers and bling to it. Three flags from the paper collection are affixed on the bottom flap with a few tiny flowers added on top.

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Bottom and top flap opened to show the two small flaps that open to the sides. Each side id covered with a piece of patterned paper and then I added a vellum doily on top of that. Then I created two matching tags to layer on each side. The tags have twinewith  tied on top and are layered with flowers, small doilies and bling. The bottom flap has an envelope I made to put some goodies inside for the recipient and then taped closed with some washi tape.

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A close up of the tags.

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The other bottom flap has a die cut swan on it and then the other flap has another cute envelope I made using the paper collection that houses more goodies. I have washi tape on all the seams even though this one was piece of paper to begin with so I didn’t need it to hold the flaps together, it was just for decoration.

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The inside base has a paper piece from the collection that I added some embellishments to. The inside of each of the side flaps I covered with some patterned paper and scalloped the edges and then layered some ribbon and paper pieces from the collection and stapled on wiith my mini stapler from Tim Holtz. I finished them off with a wood piece.

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The next top flap has a piece from the collection that I taped down on the sides and then cut a little piece down the middle and folded back so you can reach in and get the note out to read. I used turquoise mini glittered letters to spell the word note. The top of that page has a vellum envelope I created with my We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board. I added some embellishments inside and then put a small die cut bow for the closure. I adhered that with a paper clip banner that I made.

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A close look at he bottom front flap.

A fun project to make that you can customize for any occasion.

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#simonsaysstamp March card kit 3 cards spring and Easter.

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Made these 3 cards using the March card kit from #simonsaysstamp. Love the 2 stamp sets that have lots of Easter and spring images and sayings. Other than the Nuvo drops and the twine and bow I only used items from the kit. It includes gorgeous patterned papers.

Cute tags using #Heroarts march card kit. byMonti thepolkadotpinecone

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Made these cute little tags using supplies from the March #mymonthlyherokit. I used the tag die from the kit and cut out the different color tags and then stamped on them using some of the other stamps from the kit. I then adhered the big word die cuts I cut using the dies that also came in the kit. I put some coordinating bakers twine through the holes to be able to attach my tags. I finished them off by adding some of the stars and sequins included in the kit also. Super cute and easy tags. Love the #Heroarts card kits.

Wedding card using Spellbinders Die Oval Ironwork byMonti thepolkadotpinecone

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Love using die cuts to make cards. I used some silver foil card stock to die cut these from the Spellbinders Oval Ironworks die set. I layered them using foam tape and stamped a sentiment with black ink on the inside oval. I added gems in the four spots and then tied some silver ribbon in a bow to the top of the card. As a finishing touch I adhered a black and white striped butterfly to the bottom left section of the card. I adhered all the elements onto a top folding white card base that measure 4.25 by 5.5. So simple but so gorgeous.

My Monthly Hero card kit 2 cards byMonti thepolkadotpinecone

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Made two cards using the Hero Arts My monthly hero card kit for February. The first card I stamped and embossed the feather stamps from the kit with white embossing powder and the did an emboss resist with my distress oxide inks in a rainbow order. Next I stamped the bird and branch images using the inks that came in the kit and then die cut them with the dies. I adhered them on the panel with foam tape and then added some sequins from a previous hero arts kit and then added a dot of Ranger black enamel for the birds eye. I trimmed my whole panel using a stitched rectangle die from Avery Elle then adhered the whole thing with foam tape to a top folding white A2 size card base.

The second card I die cut some eggs, nest , and leafs from the My Monthly Hero kit. I inked the edges and then wrapped some white eyelash yarn around the nest to look like nesting material and then added the eggs inside. I adhered some more brown twine on the outside of the nest and then added the flower and leaves. I spritzed the whole nest with some gold spray that was from a previous months kit. I then used some Spellbinders decorative curved squares to cut a couple of layers of paper from blue and green card stock. I layered those with foam tape and then added my nest on top. I stamped and embossed the sentiment in gold which was from a stamp set by Crafty Secrets. I added the whole thing on top of a piece of blue mulberry paper and then affixed that to a white top folding card base that measures 5×5.

Hope you like them, I had a lot of fun making them.

Birthday Pocket Letter byMonti thepolkadotpinecone

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Birthday themed pocket letter for February swap with Marsha. I used the Bella Rouge paper stack from Pink Paislee.

I also made a cute little matching box to fill with goodies using the Box w/scallop flap from Sizzix and some coordinating paper from the same paper line.

I attached a really cool charm on the top corner of the pocket letter that had tassels, hearts and ribbons.