Friday, August 17, 2018

A Hop & a Plan with Anthony's Paper Craft

It's the second week for our Blog Hop with Anthony's Paper Craft . We hope you were inspired by our projects last week and that you like what we have for you this time around. Michael, Mike, Mary Kay and I are thrilled to be showing you more of the fabulous holiday stamps that Anthony's Paper Craft has to offer. 

I will admit to being a bit of a planner Gal - not crazy obsessed with planning but do love to get creative with my weekly and monthly layouts.  The stamps I used from Anthony's Paper Craft  are perfect for any kind of planner. I stamped directly onto my planner pages and had fun with this layout. The 2018 Daphne's Dairy Planner is beautiful on its own, but I still love adding my personal touch, especially for the holidays !!

Thank you for taking the time to look at my project for this week !! Head over to the other Design Team member's blogs to see what they have come up with.You can find their posts here :

Don't forget that Anthony's Paper Craft is offering free shipping on orders over $25 in the USA only through August 31. Just use the code "freeship25". We'd love if you would follow each of our blogs and other social media if you aren't already. We'll be back next week with more projects showcasing Anthony's wonderful stamps !! 

 Stay creative !!

Debra Davison / Meticulosity

Friday, August 10, 2018

Christmas in August Hop with Anthony's Paper Craft

I'm so excited to be a part of this first ever Blog Hop with members of the Anthony's Paper Craft Design Team. We decided to do a "Christmas in August" Hop and I'm thrilled to be hopping along with these fantastically creative teammates - Michael Trent, Mike Fernholz and Mary Kay Werry. Our Christmas inspiration will be posted every Friday in August, starting today. We will introduce you to some amazing stamps, inspire you to create some projects of your own and maybe even have a prize or two !!

The stamps I used for this card are the Fireplace Mantel Set and Christmas Set 2 . These stamps are intricately detailed and provide a beautiful image. I love combining patterned papers and  this card was no exception.

  • I stamped the Christmas Mantel and the Holly Basket on Strathmore Watercolor Paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Using my MISTI, I was able to position the Holly Basket perfectly and get a crisp image !!
  • I stamped the Dec. 25 onto a scrap piece of wood-grain paper and punched it out with a 1 3/8" square paper punch.
  • The stamped scene was colored with a selection of my favorite Brea Reese markers and Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens.
  • 6 1" circles were paper-punched from a "Pinecone Lodge" Recollections Paper pad. This would also be a great way to use up some of those scraps that you have stashed away !!
  • I overlapped the circles across the bottom of the mantel and attached them with a piece of coordinating red washi tape. .
  • Using American Crafts Foam Tabs, I attached the sentiment to the stamped scene. 
  • Several red candy dots were placed on the stamped scene and on the sentiment for a bit of shine. 
  • I adhered the stamped scene to a slightly larger piece of green glitter paper using my Scotch ATG gun.  I then adhered that to a bright red striped card base ( my guy Brian said it looked like a candy cane - PERFECT !! )

I hope that my card inspired you . For more Christmas in August projects, please check out my teammate's blo. I'm sure they will be fabulous !!

Please take a moment to visit each of our blogs and leave comments to let us know what you think of our projects !! We would also love it if you would follow our blogs and Instagram pages. And please check out all of the amazing stamps at Anthony's Paper Craft.  Through August 31, 2018, on orders over $25, you can get free shipping in the USA only by using the code "freeship25". I'd love to see what you create with these wonderful stamps.

Thank you for joining us for our Christmas in August Hop 
with the Anthony's Paper Craft Design Team.
And for visiting Meticulosity

Debra Davison

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

August Cookies- Take 1

Our first August Challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie is all about shells and beachy colors. I knew exactly what I wanted to use for my card this time and it came together quite nicely. If you have some stamps/supplies that would work well with this challenge, please link a project up before August 23. Our sponsor this time is Pattie's Creations and you could be the lucky person to win some  of their fun digital images. 


I used Tim Holtz "Nautical" Mini-Blueprint stamps and a Recollections Mermaid die for this card.  I have had these supplies in my stash - unused - for quite some time so this was the perfect theme for them !!

  • On my favorite Neenah Stardust White cardstock, I stamped the 4 images from the "Nautical" set,  using Ranger Adirondack inks in Viridian, Espresso, Mountain Rose and Stream.
  • Each image was made into a square with a 1 3/8 inch paper punch. I mage the 4 images into 1 large square and taped them to each other on the backs, for ease of placement on my card. 
  • I cut a piece of white glitter cardstock slightly larger than the nautical square and adhered these to a pale gray-blue dotted card base with Tombow MONO Adhesive+ .
  • The mermaid was die-cut and embossed  on a piece of turquoise cardstock using my old faithful Cuttlebug machine.
  • I used a paper punch to create the silver glittered crab.
  • The mermaid and crab were popped up on the card with Tombow Foam Tabs .

This was a fun challenge and I absolutely love that little mermaid. I die-cut/embossed several and will probably have them on a few cards in the near future !! Be sure to visit the main challenge page  HERE to see all of my teammate's creations. We'd love for you to leave comments and follow each of our pages. Challenges run for 2 weeks and I hope you will get beachy/nautical and share something with us !!

Thank you so much for visiting Meticulosity for this first challenge of August !!

Debra Davison

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Coffee & Cards with Deb & Celeste 7/29

I hope you are all enjoying your summer and finding time to be creative !! Celeste and I are back with our blog collaboration and this time we are having a unicorn challenge. Who doesn't just love these magical creatures ?!?!?! There are so many amazing stamps, dies, stickers, etc.. that are all unicorn-related. I even just bought a whole book of planner stickers that have dozens of unicorn stickers !! For my card, I used a fun stamp/die set from Close To My Heart . Little Dreamer  includes a stamp set + 4 metal dies and is SO much fun to work with !!

  • On a powder blue card base, I applied my favorite grass washi along the bottom of the card.
  • I stamped all of the elements onto Neenah Stardust White cardstock . First I stamped the unicorn with Stampin' Up  BLUSHING BRIDE ink . I then stamped his nose with Hero Arts Ombre' PINK TO RED ink .
  • The unicorn was then cut out using the thin die included with this set. I found it easier to stamp the mane, tail and horn after it was cut.
  • The mane was stamped with Ranger Adirondack Earthtones STREAM ink , the tail with Ranger Adirondack Lights JUNIPER ink and the horn with Ranger Distress Oxide FOSSILIZED AMBER. 
  • I adhered the unicorn, flowers, stars and heart to the card base with Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue .The flowers, stars and heart are all from a Little Dreamers Complement kit that matches the stamp/die set.
  • The sentiment was also stamped with STREAM  ink and then adhered to the top left side of the card base using Tombow Foam Tabs for added dimension.

This was a whimsical, fun card to make and I can't wait to see what Celeste comes up with . You can  check out her project here at her blog, Crafting Junky. We look forward to seeing you back here next month.My birthday is August 14 and I have some fun giveaways planned for the entire month.

The coffee I'm drinking this time is Pecan Praline and the mug I'm using is courtesy of mu guy, Brian. Last weekend we attended his 30th high school reunion in North Carolina. It was a combination 1987,1988 and 1989 reunion. These coffee cups were made for the 20th  and specifically for the Class of 1988. But I did get creative with  sticker and made the 1988 into a 1987 on the opposite side of the mug !! LOL  You know I'm a coffee cup fanatic so I was thrilled to get one of these  !! 

Thanks so very much for checking out our blog collaboration again.We hope you enjoyed our fun unicorn theme. Stay tuned for our next get-together in August !!

Debra Davison

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Christmas with Anthony's Paper Craft

It's absolutely no secret that I have a bit of an obsession with washi tape !! So I wanted to make some cards that incorporated my love of washi with a new favorite holiday stamp of mine from Anthony's Paper Craft.  The Candles & Pine stamp was perfect to pair with some of my washi collection to make some quick holiday cards.

 Yuletide Greetings & Festive Yuletide

  • I stamped the Candles & Pine image onto Kraft cardstock and Neenah Stardust White cardstock using Memento "Espresso Truffle" ink.
  • Using my Brea Reese markers, I colored the stamped images.
  • I placed strips of holiday washi tape lengthwise on 2 card bases - one pale green and the other pale pink.
  • I centered the washi and used 6 different designs on each card. 
  • On the bottom right corner of each card, I placed Tim Holtz Idea-ology Seasonal stickers.
  • The stamped images were adhered to the washi background using Stampin' Up foam tabs.
  • Several sequins were placed on each stamped image.

I got several holiday-themed tubes of washi last year after Christmas and I'm determined to use much of it this holiday season !! I hope these cards gave you some ideas . There are many great holiday stamps over at Anthony's Paper Craft and I hope you will check them out. 

Have you started your holiday cards yet?? How many do you make ?? Do you make 1 design or several different cards ?? I'd love to hear your ideas for Christmas 2018.

Thank you for visiting Meticulosity !!

Debra Davison

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

July Cookies - Take 2

It's a tropical theme on our Challenge Blog at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie for the next 2 weeks and our sponsor this time is Lemon Shortbread.  They have some fantastic digis and coloring pages in their Etsy shop !! The inspiration for this challenge certainly got me in  a tropical mood.

I used a fun stamp set from Bombshell Stamps . They have the best vintage/retro designs  and I definitely had the perfect set for this challenge !!

  • On a piece of Neenah Stardust White cardstock, I stamped the palm tree , hula girl, tropical flower and Mahalo to create a scene, using  Memories India Black ink.
  • I also stamped several starfish and shells on the same cardstock with the same ink. The stamp are all from the Bombshell Stamps set Hula Girl .
  • The images were colored with my Akashiya SAI Brush Markers .
  • I fussy-cut the shells and adhered them near the palm tree using foam tabs and MONO Aqua Liquid Glue - both from Tombow.
  • A piece of tropical patterned paper from an Authentique "Utopia" paper pad was adhered to the left side of a Kraft card base. 
  • I adhered the tropical scene to the right side of the card, leaving the patterned paper showing on the left side. A Tombow MONO Adhesive+ Permanent runner was used. 
  • A piece of thin gold washi and a piece of pink striped washi were placed lengthwise down the edge of the tropical scene.
  • A bit of fine glitter was used for the pearl to add a bit of shimmer.


I was very happy with how this card turned out !! It was really a fun card to color !! I'm sure my teammates have created some fun projects that you can check out HERE on the Challenge Blog. Pull out your tropical stamps, paper etc. and link a project up before August 9. You just might win some fabulous digis from our sponsor Lemon Shortbread.

I'm so glad you visited Meticulosity to check out this Challenge.
Debra Davison

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

July Cookies- Take 1

Lions and tigers and bears  -- Oh my !! It's time for another Challenge over at the If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge Blog . And our first challenge for this month is all about cute little animals. I can't wait to see what my teammates have come up with !! Our sponsor this time is All Dressed Up and if you link up a project by July 25, you just might win a nice prize..  Isn't this just the cutest inspiration photo ?!?!?!

I used a digi from our sponsor, All Dressed Up and absolutely fell in love with this little giraffe !!

  • I printed the digi Head in the Clouds on Neenah Stardust White cardstock.  I also printed it on a piece of yellow polka-dotted scrap paper from my scrap drawer  and fussy-cut the giraffe from that paper.
  • The patterned giraffe was adhered to the cardstock giraffe, using my favorite Tombow MONO Adhesive+.
  • I colored the words and circles on the giraffe using my Brea Reese markers.
  • The stamped image was adhered to a polka-dotted card base, again with Tombow MONO Adhesive+ .
  • A strip of colored rhinestones adds a bit of shimmer at the giraffe's neck.
I'm sure my teammates have created some fabulous projects from this challenge's fun inspiration photo. Take a look for their creations over at the Challenge Blog page.  I'd love for you to link up a project for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor All Dressed Up .You have until July 25. 

Thank you for visiting Meticulosity once again !! 
Debra Davison