FSJ • Make Amazing Happen

Hi! I am back today to share a card that I created with  FSJ and RG products. I have to confess that this card was made from elements that I prepared for other cards but I did not use.  I always have a bunch of different elements piling up on my desk for a few days, before they can be re-purposed or discarded. It is funny how sometimes you can use those pieces for something else.


Anyways, to create the background I used a Sweet Berry Panel, and I flicked Silver Silk all over.  The Tag was made from Lemon Drop card stock and a  die set called Build a Tag Two from the Celebra’tions Collection by RG.   The sentiment is from a FSJ stamp set called Greeting Trends and it was simply stamped over a Whip Cream card stock  strip with Black Licorice Ink, and the left side was trimmed with scissors.


The little heart shape is from a Celebra’tions Die Set called Pierced Hearts. I die cut the piece from Lemon Drop cardstock, I added Journey Glaze and Journey Sparkle Dust over to make it shine.  The loops were created with LumberJack Jean Cord. I layered all the elements of this card onto a River Stone card stock card base and at the end, I simply embellished it with some Silver sequins. You can find the complete list of supplies at the end of this post.

As you can see, I do not always plan my projects. Some of them just happen to be already on my desk, waiting to be put together 🙂

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the  week!


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Greetings Trends Stamp Set SS-0166
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink  IP-0041
Silver Silk IP-0090
Lemon Drop  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0018
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Journey Sparkle Dust AC-0013
Journey Glaze 4oz AD-0002
Journey Foam Squares MD AD-0085
White Liner AD-0001
Sweet Berry  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0034
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040

RG Products:
Build a Tag Two Die Set SCD-011
Pierced Heart Die Set SCD-025
Jean Cord AC-0001

RG• Make Amazing Happen Planner Pages Sneak Peek

Hi! Here is a sneak peek of a couple of planner pages that were posted today on Richard Garay’s Blog. To create them, I used products from the Celebra’tions Collection:

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Please be sure to click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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Summer Celebra’tions Sale!

Enjoy the AMAZING savings with the @teamrichardgaray Summer Celebra’tions Sale! Bundles include cardstock, ink, dies & stamp sets plus a FREE gift with purchase! Visit www.richardgaray.com for more details! Sign up for RG Newsletter & receive #discount code!
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RG• Celebra’tions Yummy Treat Pouches Sneak Peek

Hi! Here is a sneak peek of some party favors that today have been posted on Richard Garay’s Blog featuring some of the products from the Celebra’tions  Collection:


Please click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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RG Celebra’tions Shaker Card

From time to time I like to make cards without using any stamping. I rely on paper, die cuts, and some embellishments to create. The project that I am sharing today is a shaker card and I made it using just a few products from the Celebrations Collection by Richard Garay 🙂


To create this card I used a pretty patterned paper from the Celebra’tions Special Occasion 12 x 12 Prints. I also used the Pierced Hearts Die set to create the window, and the All You Die set to create the big sentiment.



Additionally, I used products by Fun Stampers Journey: Oatmeal Cookie cardstock, Hazelnut Blend cardstock, and Pink World Journey Sequins.

Besides all those fabulous products, I complemented my creation with regular white foam, gold sequins  and letter stickers that I bought at my local craft store.


Here are the steps to create this card:

1. Create a base card from Oatmeal Cookie cardstok.
2. Create a rectangular panel from patterned paper and from foam. Die cut heart shaped window on both.
3. Adhere foam panel over card base and place sequins inside the window.  Adhere a piece  of acetate over window.  Adhere patterned paper over foam panel.
4. Adhere a cardstock strip over card. Adhere letter stickers to make the word “mom”.
5. Die cut words from metallic yardstick and foam. Layer and adhere over card. Embellish with some sequins.

Graphic of the layering part:mg_shakercard

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a wonderful crafty  weekend!


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RG Celebra’tions Card

Hi! I am  back today to share a card using the Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay. I like a lot this collection because it has so many products that you can mix and match to create cards, layouts, party favors, etc. You name it! 😉


To create this card I  made a card base with Cool Caribbean card stock. Then, I adhered a patterned paper rectangle on top as a background. I like the happy colors of the patterned paper of this collection!

Next, I used a stamp & die set called  Special Day  to create the main elements of my card. I stamped the balloon images using different colors of ink as well as the banners images (FSJ Banana Cream, FSJ Watermelon Fusion, FSJ Cool Pool, FSJ Huckleberry Fusion).


After that, I die cut all the shapes with their matching dies, and I arranged them on top of a Whip Cream card stock rectangle. I adhered the balloons with some Journey Foam squares.  Additionally, I hand-draw the balloons strings and I stamped and die cut the sentiment.


Finally, I matted the panel with vellum paper, adhered it over the card base, and I embellished my project with some gemstones and Enamel Elements.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!


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RG Celebra’tions Layout

Happy Wednesday!

Currently, one of my favorites collections by Richard Garay is Celebra’tions. I really like this collection because it includes a wide variety of products that you can use in many different type of projects. Today I am sharing a scrap booking page that I created using some of the products from this collection.

Last year, my husband and I took a day off from work, because it was our 26th Anniversary, and we wanted to do something special. So, besides having lunch together,  we went to visit a place called The Bahá’í House of Worship in Wilmette, IL. This place is amazing. I love all the beautiful decorative details of the construction and the peace that you can feel there. Of course, we took a few pictures, so I created  a scrapbooking page with some of them…


Many of my scrapbook pages include photo collages, just because it is faster for me to complete the pages.  I used Assorted Prints 12″ x 12″ Printed cardstock  to create the background of the page. I thought that the doilies of the patterned paper that I used kind of simulate the details of the temple.The title of the page was created with my Silhouette, and regular card stock. The journaling was typed with my computer and printed out on a strip of yellow vellum.


I created the banner with one of the shapes included in Banner Trio Die Set along with patterned paper and regular card stock. The golden hearts were made with one of the Pierced Hearts dies and a piece of metallic card stock.


The little tags were created with a Tag dies set by Fun Stampers Journey, and they were also stamped with sentiments included in Many Words stamp set and Sweet Treats stamp set using Berry Black and Captivating Coral True Color Fusion Inks.


The pretty flower shapes were created with the Enhanced Banner die templates along with patterned papers and card stock. Additionally, I included some Journey Color Buttons, gemstones and pearls by Fun Stampers Journey as the final touches of this page.

Even though, photo collages can take a big chunk of the space on your page, and limit the design itself, with different colors, patterned papers, embellishments and details you can make your pages look different from each other.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!


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RG Noteworthy Card

Hello everyone! I am back today to share a card featuring a couple of products from one of the new collections by Richard Garay: Noteworthy.


To create this card I used a stap set called Noteworthy and  patterned papers from the Noteworthy Prints 6×6 paper pad. I began by piercing the card base with some of the die templates from Pierced Stars  (Celebr’ations Collection).


Then, I stamped the sentiment over a white card stock strip with black ink. I adhere the paper strip over the card base and I added a stitch detail on the right side.


I die cut some stars from patterned papers, and I adhered them over the card with foam squares. Last, I embellished the card with a few clear gemstones and Journey Glaze over the sentiment.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

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Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty day!


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RG Celebra’tions Card [Love You]

Hi! Today I am sharing a card using the a few products from the Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay. This collection includes a wide variety of elements that you can use for different occasions.


I created the background of this card using Chevron Prints washi tape. This tape is very wide, which makes easy to cover the card front.  Then, I used the Pierced Hearts  die template to create the big heart. I die cut this shape using Captivating Coral card stock. One of the things that I like about these type of dies is that you can either use or not the pierced detail.


Over the big heart I stamped a couple of times a brush stroke image (Brush Strokes stamp set) using Captivating Coral inkThen, I splattered a little bit of Silver Shimmer over the heart. After that, I adhered it onto the card front and I added zigzag stitches.


I used the All You die templates to die cut the word “Love” from white card stock and foam. Then, I adhered the word over the big heart.  The small heart was die cut from regular white card stock. Next, I stamped the word “you” using part of an image included in Cup for Two stamp set. I adhered the heart with a foam square. Finally, I embellished the card with a few small gemstones.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!


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RG Celebra’tions Blog Hop

Welcome to Week 2 of the RG Blog Hop! This week we are showcasing Richard Garay’s  Celebra’tions Collection! I have to point out that NEW elements have been added to this collection, which will be revealed at CHA, but I am sure Richard will share it  with everyone afterwards!

In case you missed Week 1, please click HERE to start from the beginning. ! For the first time EVER, Richard Garay will be hosting his own space in the industry’s Mega Show where the his four new collections will debut! As part of this event for the next three weeks we will be sharing sneak peeks from each collection. Of course there is a fun GIVEAWAY opportunity every week, PLUS a GRAND PRIZE at the end of the fourth week  (more details further below.)

This Celebra’tions collection is filled with color and hooray! The opportunity to celebrate that special moment and bring paper to life with yummy designs, amazing textures and an inviting color pallete is what makes this collection something to celebrate about!

Using some of the products from this collection I created a 3″ x 3″ card and gift bag set perfect to celebrate Valentines:


I made the background of this little card using one of my favorite stamps from the collection, called Brush Strokes along with Captivating Coral ink. I die cut the heart shapes with Pierced Hearts and Assorted Solids 12×12 Paper Pack. The sentiment is from Many Words stamp set, and I stamped it over a white paper strip with Berry Black Ink. I layered the different elements using adhesive and foam squares, and at the end I splattered the card with Silver Shimmer, and I added some clear gemstones..



I cut this 3.5″ x 5″ x 2″ gift bag using my electronic cutting machine and Cotton Candy card stock. I also die cut two different sizes of  Pierced Hearts with Captivating Coral and white card stocks. I stamped the sentiment over the small heart with Berry Black Ink.  I layered the shapes over the bag, and I secured the flap of the bag with a piece of ribbon and Linen Thread. Finally, I embellished the bag with some clear gemstones.



Now let’s talk about the giveaway. The products below are just a peek at what’s to come! And you can enter for a chance to WIN them too!


GRAND PRIZE: Exclusive RG messenger bag with floral print inside to match one of my new collections AND winner will also receive ALL four prize packages from each of the four weeks of giveaways!


What do you think?! AMAZING, right? You can enter to win the above pictured Celebra’tions stamps/dies, Linen Thread and paper pack by completing the following steps.

1. 1. Follow TeamRichardGaray on Instagram.

2. Leave a comment on Richard Garay’s blog post

3. Leave a comment on designer’s blog post by clicking on their names below.

You will have up to X chances each day to win Monday – Friday! **Not all steps are required to win. Winner from this week will be announced on Saturday, 12/26 at noon MST here on the blog. Grand Prize winner will be chosen from ALL comments at the end of the four weeks. Prizes will be shipped following CHA.

Patricia Roebuck
Tania Willis
Laura Williams
Kathy Martin
Michelle Woerner
Mou Saha
Tenia Nelson
Vanessa Men horn
Alice Wertz
Beck Beattie
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Isha Gupta

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Thanks for stopping by • Have an AMAZING crafty week!


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