Friday, April 18, 2014

TheTurtle Soup Blog Hop & A Kreaxions Punch Project

I'm excited to share two things today:
First the Blog Hop at Turtle Soup -
If your starting at my blog.. please go back and START with:
Joan:  * You are here
Nicolle Creative Embellishments: 
FINISH at: for the last piece of the puzzle.
Puzzle piece #13
Amazing sponsored must play along with the puzzle pieced sketch in the
Turtle forum.. sure hope you'll share your finished creation with us.
Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality  chipboard, rubber stamps and wood products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near  future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.
My “Spring” project:

I purchased this piece of artwork because I loved the birds on the wires and the fact that it was metal. What I did not like was the fact that the background was so dark. (I should have taken a before and after picture … duh!) I knew those vintage music sheets I purchased would come in handy J I covered the dark background board with a thin layer of Gesso. I then tore the vintage music sheets into pieces and used Paper Mod Podge to adhere the pieces to the background board. I cut flourishes with my Cricut using the Home Accents and Straight from the Nest Cartridges. I love the way this turned out!


Second a Design Team project for the Just Imagine Crafts/ Kreaxions Blog -
The Kreaxions punches are not just for card making and scrapbooking layouts … I have been using them on my other paper crafting and altered projects … oh the possibilities!
I made these cute little milk carton houses to use as treat boxes for a co-worker. I used my Cricut and the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge for the milk cartons and then measured and re-measured and re-measured some more to make the holder. I must have been absent from school the day they taught you how to use a ruler lol! I made the decorative edges on the roof of the houses and the border on the holder by using the Kreaxions punches #301 and 916.




  1. awesome projects thanks for sharing!!!

    1. super cute birds card and the Just Imagine project using punches is amazing and creative...

  2. awesome projects, those houses are so cute!

  3. Love your birds on the lines and those boxes are adorable.

  4. pretty cards! Like all the birds and the music paper

  5. Love your "birds on a wire" project! Beautiful!

    And those houses are super cool! Great job! :)

  6. LOVE all of these adorable projects, Joan!!

  7. Love your birds. I caught myself trying to identify each one. Once a birder always a birder.

  8. Love your bird project and those little houses are super cute!

  9. Both of your projects are beautiful Joan!

  10. I love what you did with the metal bird piece, (do you need my address?) ;) Great job altering it. :)

  11. Awesome projects! Love the birdhouses.

  12. Joan, I love the way you altered the metal piece - that sheet music background is wonderful! And your house treat boxes are so cute!

  13. wow, love the music pp with the creative and pretty! great colors!