Paper Petunia News #185 - Jan. 1, 2017
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Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!!

This card was a swap I participated in on The Stamp Nation.  I'm really enjoying that site and I hope you can take a moment to check it out if you haven't already.  It's similar to Paper Craft Planet and gives me an opportunity to join swaps and stay actively creating and posting cards.  There is a $9 monthly fee to get involved in Stamp Nation, but so far, it has been worth it to me.  I suppose Splitcoast is a similar experience, but there's something kinda homey about Stamp Nation.
An unexpected benefit of being a member of Stamp Nation is the free card tutorials that Catherine gives us!!!  Wow!  If you're not doing anything, take a look at her design ideas and then adapt them to stamps and products that you own.  How fun, right?
Click on the link HERE

A few E-News' ago, I posted up-cycling old Christmas cards into tags.  Well, I took my own advice and diecut 10 tags in no time flat!  Here's a photo of my little pile.  Oh I feel so green now!!!
Another up-cycled project I made this Christmas was a wine cork monogram.  I purchased a naked wood monogram at Hobby Lobby and proceeded to hot glue lots and lots of wine corks!  I finished the reverse side with pattern paper.  Sturdy wire was added for a hanger.
This was the Christmas for wine cork DIY and my sister and brother inlaw made us this awesome framed trivet!  It's hanging in my prep area of my kitchen and looks fantastic there.  Start saving your corks my friends!
If you're one of those people who take advantage of preparing for Christmas 2017 ahead of time, here's a site that has free downloadable tags that are adorable!
Last Thursday was my creative day and I couldn't wait to play with Snow Buddy from Fun Stampers Journey!  This is my second Snow Buddy stamp set because I cannot (for the life of me!) find my first Snow Buddy set!!!  I've looked high and low and I'm also missing my 6x6 paper pack from FSJ!  Anyhoo, here's two cards that I created with this adorable little character.  I wish it was also in a girl design, but I'm sure we could add little hair wisps to give it a girly feel.
Snow Buddy Bundle BD-0036) 8 Stamps & 4 Dies $27.80
Cardstock:  Pool Play (CS-0118) $6.85
Journey Rectangles Set of 12 (DI-0041) $24.12
Journey Silver Inkpad (IP0107)
Journey Silver Embossing Powder (IP-0100) $4.95
White Inkpad (A Muse)
Ribbon:  Gingham Sweet Berry (AC-0093) $7.95 15 Yds.
6x6 Paper Pad:  Sweet Spring (PP-0039) $7.95
Pretty Flakes Accents (AC0240)

Snow Buddy Bundle BD-0036) 8 Stamps & 4 Dies $27.80
Cardstock:  Lavender Fusion (CS-0017) $6.85
Journey Rectangles Set of 12 (DI-0041) $24.12
Journey Thread Silver:  (AC-0205) $5.95 - 58 Yds.
Koi Watercolor Palet
Versafine Ink
Journey Clear Embossing Powder (IP-0097) $4.95
Silk:  Cosmic Grape (IP-0117) $3.95
Golden Titan Buff Acrylic Paint
Koi Watercolor Paint Palet


The tutorial for the 2017 Calendar is up on my blog.  Click on the photo for the link.  Remember, we'll change it up in March to reflect Spring.  Who knows, maybe I'll post a monthly design too!  I can't resist Valentine's Day and hearts...

HAPPY 2017!!!

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