Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Masked and Sponged Birthday

I was playing around the other night with a bunch of scrap and a retired stamp set.....this is what I came up with.....will work for a masculine birthday....which are very difficult sometimes. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Birthday Wishes to ME!

I received this beautiful card from on of my card class girls for my birthday.

 Carole did a beautiful job designing this card and I had to share it with you!

Thanks so much Carole !!

Sunday, June 28, 2015


Gotta love my trusty old cricut. . .

This was something I found online and blew it up, distressed it and framed it....

Friday, June 26, 2015

All Aboard....Traveller and Work of Art

Products I Used:

Stripes Embossing Folder
Marina Mist Card Stock
Smoky Slate Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Marina Mist Striped Ribbon
Traveller Stamp Set
Memento Black Ink
Smoky Slate Ink
Marina Mist Ink
Soft Sky Ink

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Questions?  Feel free to contact me: shel@shelscreativecorner.com

Thursday, June 25, 2015

To Do List. . .

For The New Two Embossed Wedding Card with Bow Detail

This is a very easy card to make but packs a wow! 

Products I used:

Whisper White Card Stock
Basic Black Card Stock
Versamark Ink
Embossing Buddy
Black Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Lacy Background Stamp
Bow Builder Punch
For The New Two Stamp Set

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sponged Background Wow Card

I made this card using the following products:

Whisper White Card Stock
Basic Black Card Stock
Tempting Turquoise Ink
Daffodil Delight Ink
Melon Mambo Ink
Heart Border Punch
Butterfly Thinlets
Scallop Border Punch

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Questions?  Feel free to contact me: shel@shelscreativecorner.com

THE THREE C's . . .

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Weekly Deals. . . June 23-June 29


Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies Item # 137547
Regular Price: $49.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $36.75 CAN

Gold 1/8" Ribbon Item # 134583
Regular Price: $6.25 CAN
Discounted Price:$4.69 CAN

Pink Pirouette 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon Item # 134574
Regular Price: $8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.56 CAN

Silver Glimmer Paper Item # 135314
Regular Price: $6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.69 CAN

Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons Item # 127555
Regular Price: $7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 CAN

Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Item # 135817
Regular Price: $9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.94 CAN

Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 133739
Regular Price: $9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.94 CAN

Shaker Birthday

I made this shaker card using the following products:

Night of Navy Card Stock
Real Red Card Stock
Silver Glimmer Paper
Star Framelits
Star Border Punch
Window Sheet
Foam Tape
Hello You Thinlets
Silver Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Versamark Ink
Embossing Buddy

Like what you see?  Please leave me a comment below.
Questions?  Feel free to contact me: Shel@shelscreativecorner.com

Monday, June 22, 2015

Birthday present from hubby. . .

My dear hubby surprised me with the beautiful gold chain and heart charm for my birthday! 

Sheltering Tree and Guy Greetings....

To make this card I stamped the branches from the Sheltering Tree stamp set in Chocolate Chip- but I stamped off first on scrap paper so it was not too dark.

Then I used Strawberry Slush for the foliage on the trees and stamped each tree three times without re-inking. 

The car from Guy Greetings was stamped in Memento Black and colored in with Garden Green  and So Saffron Ink and a blender pen. 

The sky was filled in using the foliage stamp and soft sky ink and stamped multiple times without re-inking 

The ground was done the same way using Smoky Slate ink

Turned out cool....I really like this one!

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 Have questions? - please email me: shel@shelscreativecorner.com

Sunday, June 21, 2015



Change is hard....it is a constant struggle interlaced with small victories that mean so much to you.

Remember that when you struggle, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, put a smile on your face and continue on!  

Be strong.....be fabulous....become who YOU want to be! 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

All You Need To Know About Adhesives!

I wanted to take a minute to discuss adhesives.  We all want our projects to stick together and stay stuck!  Below is a list of Stampin' Up! Adhesives and a brief description of each.:

Multipurpose Liquid Glue: This adhesive is great for a variety of crafts. The glue can be temporary (when allowed to dry a moment) or permanent when adhered promptly. The applicator features a fine tip  and a broad tip for larger applications. This glue is acid free (safe for scrapbooking), dries clear, and creates a strong bond.

Best uses: Paper, cardstock, coaster board, chipboard, embellishments, glitter, 3-D projects.

TIP: A tiny little dab is all you need! If you've got glue squishing out of your project, you've used too much.

Fast Fuse Adhesive: This super-strong permanent adhesive is similar to the SNAIL adhesive, but creates a stronger bond and is a great alternative for those in humid climates.

The Fast Fuse Refill offers nearly 9 extra yards of adhesive - a great value!

Best uses: Paper, cardstock, photos, coaster board, chipboard, 3-D projects.

Tear & Tape Adhesive: This new double-sided adhesive comes on a large roll (27 yards) with paper backing, but you can tear it rather than having to cut it with scissors (and the paper backing is cling free - unlike the old Sticky Strip!)

It's acid free - safe for photos and memory keeping.

Best uses: Paper, cardstock, photos, ribbon, coaster board, chipboard, boxes, 3-D projects.

TIP: At just 1/4" wide, this adhesive works great to hold ribbon in place with smooth results.

Stampin' Dimensionals: These double-sided dots of adhesive foam are perfect for adding depth and dimension to all projects. Use them to adhere almost anything from layers of paper or cardstock, to punched or die-cut images, to lightweight embellishments.

Best uses: Paper, cardstock, photos, coaster board, buttons, embellishments.

TIP: Dimensionals can be stacked for double thickness. You can also cut them in half (or even smaller) to fit under tiny images or embellishments.

Mini Glue Dots: Instant dots of adhesive on a roll (300 dots) to adhere embellishments with no mess and no drying time.

Super quick and easy!

Best uses: Paper, cardstock, photos, buttons, ribbon, embellishments.

TIP: Press embellishments to the dot on the roll, then remove the embellishment to adhere on your project.

2-Way Glue Pen: The lightweight glue in this pen is temporary (like a post it note)  if you let it dry first or permanent if you immediately adhere.

This acid free glue appears bluish in color when wet, but dries clear.

Best Uses: Paper, photos, glitter

TIP: If tip seems dry, hold pen straight up and down and depress the tip onto scrap paper once or twice to allow the glue to come to the tip.

Stampin' Glue Sticks: This diamond-shaped glue stick allows you to add permanent glue to even the tightest of corners.

Dries quickly, easy to use, and comes with 2 sticks per package.

Best Uses: Paper, photos, fabric.

SNAIL Adhesive: This extremely popular adhesive is similar to double-sided tape, but is contained in a palm-sized refillable dispenser that allows for a continuous line of adhesive to be applied quickly and easily. This adhesive is permanent and bonds instantly. It applies cleanly with no wrinkles, and is safe for use on photos.

SNAIL = Simple, Neat, Affordable, InLine.

Best uses: Paper, cardstock, photos.

TIP: Once you've glued your project or layer, run your finger over the area (burnish) using light/medium pressure to ensure the bond seals well. Also, don't throw away the dispenser when it's empty - it's refillable!

Crystal Effects: Most often used to create a glossy, lacquered look over images or when making your own embellishments, but this clear craft lacquer also works great as an adhesive.

Crystal Effects can applied using the applicator tip or brushed onto the project using a small paintbrush.

Best uses: Paper, cardstock, coaster board, chipboard, glitter, buttons, embellishments.

TIP: Used as an adhesive, Crystal Effects is permanent and will require appropriate drying time. The thicker the application, the longer it will need to dry.

Adhesive Remover: Oops! We all make little mistakes from time to time. The Adhesive Remover works like an eraser to remove unsightly adhesive from your project.

Note: Will not remove tape or Crystal Effects.

Best uses: paper, cardstock, coaster board.

TIP: Rub a corner of the adhesive remover over the area with excess adhesive. When all four corners get gummy, simply snip the corners off and keep using this project saving tool.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Giggle Greetings

A quick and cute Stampin Up card using the Giggle Greetings stamp set.

For the mat I punched a bunch of assorted size holes to make it look like swiss chees and inked the edges with Soft Suede ink for definition.

The image was stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with  a combination of blendabilities, white gel pen and Project Life black marker.

Quick and cute and guaranteed to put a smile on the face of the receiver.

 Like what you see?- please leave me a comment.
 Have questions? - please email me: shel@shelscreativecorner.com

Thursday, June 18, 2015

You Make Me Smile- June Thank You Notes

These are the thank you notes I made for my June orders. 

Like what you see?  Please leave me a comment below.

Questions?  Feel free to contact me: shel@shelscreativecorner.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Watercolor Wings Bundle and Butterfly Basics Bundle....Did You Know?

Watercolor Wings Bundle was at the top of my "I GOTTA HAVE IT" list when I saw the new catalog. (page 75).   I am a HUGE fan of bundles and saving 15% but also any stamp set that has a co-ordinating framelit or punch is a hit with me!  

This set is in Photopolymer (the clear see-thru stamps) so you can line up the butterfly wings perfectly every time. And as an added bonus this stamp can be used as a single stamp, a two step stamp or a three step stamp!  The different looks you can get are incredible and the butterfly is so lifelike.
 I already owned the Butterfly Basics Bundle in Photopolymer ( page 124) ( this is such a GORGEOUS and versatile set!) and now with this new bundle....are you ready for this.....the co-ordinate!  - They are designed to work together!!!!  How exciting is that!
One die is the solid shadow and one die is the intricate detail and they fit together perfectly!   Oh the possibilities!!!! 

Watercolored Fabulous Florets Birthday

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Thanks Card and Baker's Box Thinlet Dies Video

Weekly Deals June 16-22


Sweetheart Punch Item # 133786
Regular Price: $20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $15.00 CAN

Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon Item # 134550
Regular Price: $8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.56 CAN

Marina Mist 1/4" Cotton Ribbon Item # 134561
Regular Price: $7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 CAN

1" Square Punch Item # 124094
Regular Price: $20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $15.00 CAN

Whisper White 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon Item # 134573
Regular Price: $8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.56 CAN

Circle Card Thinlits Dies Item # 133480
Regular Price: $41.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $30.75 CAN

Gold Stampin' Glitter Item # 133457
Regular Price: $5.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 CAN

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hello Life Card and Cutie Pie Thinlet Dies Video

This is truly a "Me" card.  I love to think outside of the box....recycle weird things into something new....so recycling a paint chip sample card into a greeting card was right up my alley.

I trimmed down the paint chip to remove the lettering.  I punched black flowers with the Petite Petals punch and added a white pearl centers.  I matted it on black cardstock that I used the Scallop Edge border punch to fancy it up.  
The crumb cake card base was stamped all over with the Gorgeous Grunge image using crumb cake ink pad.  Then I stamped the greeting with Black Stazon ink from the Hello Life stamp set. 

Like what you see?  Please leave me a comment below. 
Questions?  Feel free to contact me: shel@shelscreativecorner.com

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