Toil & Trouble

So often I make cards and really like looking at them, but can’t really decorate my house with cards.  So I decided to make card fronts, just slightly larger than normal, and fill a collage frame.  Problem solved!  Now my cards are works of art that I can display in my home.  And, I can switch out the ‘art’ whenever I want to!  Pretty clever if I do say so myself.

Toil & Trouble Collage

The stamp set Toil & Trouble (#131724 wood, # 131727 clear) was used for the images.  Several different techniques were used (the raven was heat embossed with black embossing powder onto DSP,  the skulls were made using the ‘ghosting’ technique {how appropriate, right?} with white craft ink and black embossing powder.  The “eye of newt” image was colored with markers and cropped out using the coordinating apothecary cart framelit dies.  And the skeleton was stamped and die cut with the ovals framelits with another oval behind.  A little heart from the Owl Builder Punch was placed onto my skeleton, too!)

If you would like this, but don’t want to make it, I am offering this finished photo collage for $25 plus shipping, or $20 plus shipping  for those who like me on facebook (

If you would like to order this yourself, Click Here to go to my online store where you can buy all the supplies you need to create this.  If you like, you can order your choice of products valued between $25 and $26.95 and have it ship to you for FREE, when you choose the $25 Starter Kit.  You’ll get all the discounts and perks of a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator without any pressure to sell thru March 2014 and no further obligation.

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I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! My blog contains everything you need to help you in your paper-crafting journey; whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned traveler on the paper-crafting highway.

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  1. hi nancy, i am looking for the retired stamp set forever young. by chance, do you know where i can find this set. my sister is looking for it and i want to surprise her if i can. thank you for your time.


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