Perfect Plum Petunias Video Tutorial

I am feeling some mixed emotions with summer coming to an end.  I will be happy (and believe that my chldren will be too!)  to get back to some sort of routine with the kids going back to school next week, but will miss the carfree days of summer that we have had over the last few months!  This does mean that I can spend a bit more time in the studio creating more great and inspirational projects for the Paper Crafter’s Library!

Perfect Plum Petunias

Have you ever found the perfect greeting for your card, but it turns out to be too long?  The greeting Tracy used on the front of this card was one long greeting.  Tracy inked up each word, one at a time and stamped it onto her card to balance out the flowers that she added to the front of her card.  This is a great technique to use a greeting stamp in a more versitle way.


Download the pdf handout here


Stamps: Think Big Favorites #7 (papertrey ink)

Ink: Jet Black Archival ink (Ranger)

Paper: Perfect Plum CS, Lucky Limeade CS, Subtles Patterns Pack DP (Stampin’ Up!); Ebony CS (Bazzill)

Accessories: bone folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!); Removable Tape Matte (Scotch); Tape Runner XL (thermo-web); hot glue (Martha Stewart); Petunia Chopin flowers (Prima Marketing)



Walford Family Shadow Box

I purchased these shadow boxes with just such a project in mind. Tracy saw these and had a fun day with my kids taking their pictures in order to create this shadow box. I just loved the finished project and think that any parent or grandparent would love to receive a gift like this!


Members can view the video and download the pdf handout here.  (You must be logged in to access the page)


Paper: ABC Premier Collection (Graphic 45)

Accessories: Trinket Shadow Box, mini wooden spools, vintage wooden tiny rulers ( Maya Road); black jute (May Arts); Tombow multi-purpose liquid adhesive (Tombow); Stampin’ Dimensionals, paper snips, mini glue dots (Stampin’ Up!); red liner tape (Simon Says Stamp); hot glue (Martha Stewart); Antique Brass Display Trim Corners, Antique Brass Printer Tray Label Holders (7 Gypsies); Antique Brass Mini Paper Clips (Tim Holtz – Ideaology); Avon Rose Printery flowers (Prima Marketing); paper cutter (Fiskars)


5 replies on “Perfect Plum Petunias Video Tutorial”

  1. For some reason, I shy away from long cards, but you’ve inspired me. Thanks for the tip about using the tape. I think I knew that but forgot it somewhere along the way. The shadow box is a treasure. Such great pics of the cute kids. I like the sepia tone with the colored DSP behind them and the colored embellishments.

  2. I love the look of this card–the long skinnier size. You’ve inspired me to create a shadow box with your wonderful one.

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