Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Quick and Easy, Minimal Supply Christmas Cards Part 4 - This and That

Welcome to my final day of the Quick and Easy, Minimal Supply Christmas Card series.  Today I will be focusing on other craft supplies I found in my local stores,  from washi tape to pom poms, stickers to gift tags with a little bit of the good old "chenille sticks" mixed in. 

Check out the video and then head on back for card measurements, images and notes on the cards.

A2 card base, chenille sticks and ribbon from Joann's
A2 card base, tag from Target, pom pom from Joann's
A2 card base, tag from Target
4 1/4" x 4" card base folded into an easel card.  pom poms from Joann's and stickers from Michael's.
4 1/4" square card base, washi tape from Michael's
A2 card base, washi tape from Michael's
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Monday, December 10, 2018

Quick and Easy, Minimal Supply Christmas Cards Part 3 - Ornaments

This week I had so much fun creating these cards with the ornaments that inspired me. Unfortunately it is probably impossible to get these exact ornaments but I hope you find your own inspiration in the message.  Here is the accompanying video followed by images and a supply list:

6" x 5" card base, Ornament from Joann's
A2 card base, Happy Holly Days from Joann's, Distress Oxide ink in Wilted Violet
Sweater ornament and ribbon,  from Joann's, Santa's Workshop 6 x 6 paper pad from Carta Bella
a2 card base easel card, pom poms, ornament and gift bag from Joann's, Santa's Workshop 6 x 6 paper pad from Carta Bella
A2 card base, ornament from Joann's
A2 card base, colored with Distress Oxide Ink in Candied Apple and Crushed Olive, Signo Gel Pen, Santa's Workshop 6 x 6 paper pad from Carta Bella
5 1/2" x 2 3/4" card base, ribbon and gift bag from Joann's and sleigh ornament from Target "Dollar Spot"
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Have a great week,


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Friday, December 7, 2018

Pretty Things Survivors Do Blog Hop



I am so honored to be a part of today's #PrettyThingsSurvivorsDo blog hop hosted by Salima over at IHeartScraps.

This Hop is to raise awareness of those suffering from PTSD during the Holiday season.

PTSD is a “psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.” (American Psychiatric Association definition).

Although mostly associated with war veterans, it affects 3.5% of the population and 4% of US children ages 13-18 will experience PTSD in their lifetime. About 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year. (Brain and Behavior Research Foundation)

The holidays are a difficult time for those living with PTSD. We are participating in the blog hop in the hopes that you may be reminded to reach out to loved ones, neighbors, and friends who could be living with PTSD daily. If one person is remembered this holiday season, then we have achieved our goal of spreading awareness.

Created using the Favorably Simple Gift Box from Spellbinders Paper Arts and the Fairytale Floral 12 x 12 paper pad from DCWV.
I created this adorable gift box purse to celebrate the Hop.  It is an example of the pretty things I love to create, to gift to people who may need a little extra something to lift their spirits throughout the year.  It's these simple gestures that can help someone who may be silently suffering.

If you make crafts reach out and share your beautiful projects with someone you know may need some TLC.  You can make a huge difference!   We all can!

Thank you for joining us! If you know someone who lives with PTSD and would like ways to support them, please visit the following sites and remember to reach out to a neighbor, friend or family member during this holiday season, you could make a difference in their day.

The National Institute of Mental Health

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 US Department of Veteran's Affairs.

The final stop on this Hop is our hostess Salima at I Heart Scraps. If you just joined the Hop go to CLICK HERE to go to Sandy Allnock's page.
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Quck and Easy, Minimal Supply Christmas Cards Part 2 - Tissue Paper

Next up on the  4 part series of quick and easy Christmas cards is tissue paper.  Like the first post all supplies I picked up in my local shops.  Check out the video here:



Here are the pictures and dimensions for today's cards.
A2 card base
A2 card base
5 1/2" x 5" card base, Black 5 1/8" x 4 1/2", Ho Ho Ho panel 5" x 4 1/2"
A2 card base
A2 card base
A2 card base
I will save these panels for a video in the spring.  They turned out amazing!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Quick and Easy, Minimal Supply Christmas Cards -- Part 1 Patterned Paper, Punches and a Scoreboard

On my YouTube channel today I have the first in a 4 part series of quick and easy cards created with products available at you local shops for the most part.  Today we focus on patterned paper and punches.  Check out the video here:

All other pertinent information is available below.
A2 Cardbase, 3 3/4" x 5" white panel, 1 3/4" punch
A2 Card Base, large triangle

A2 card base, 2 medium triangles, 3 small triangle
A2 card base, 1 each of small, medium and large triangle
A2 card base, 4 1/4" Square card panel, 3 random box sizes

A2 card base, 3" x 4" white panel, patterned paper to decorate.

If you make a project inspired by this post please tag it with #perkypennypapers 
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Have a great week,


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