Papercrafted Trinkets with Blitsy!

Happy Friday! Today I’m being featured on the Blitsy blog, creating what I call Papercrafted Trinkets! Here is a sneak peek:
Crate Paper Craft Market Trinkets Blitsy Tyra Babington


Head on over the Blitsy for the full reveal! Follow me on Facebook today and I’ll share super amazing and totally Blitsy related.  I promise you’ll love it!

Dreamy Cards with Blitsy!

Hey there!  Just popping in to share that I’m featured on Blitsy’s Blog today sharing a card I created using Ranger’s mini Distress Ink and Blending tools.  Here’s is a sneak:

Dreamy Card Sneak Tyra Babington for Blitsy Feature Photo v2_edited-1

Head on over to Blitsy for the tutorial and full reveal! Please be so kind to leave a comment while you visit! Take care and have a wonderful weekend! xo, Tyra

Clique Kits July Pep Rally

Clique Kits is having the Pep Rally Today!



The challenge:  Anything goes!

Woo hoo! I love Anything goes challenges! So let’s get to it! Here are a few cards I created using items coordinating with Clique Kit’s July Kit Carpe Diem, featuring fabulous papers from Chickaniddy’s 365 collection, a fab, fab fab gold transparency paper from 7 paper and Pinkfresh Studio’s wood tags.



Everything in the Carpe Diem kit is bold — from the colors to the stamps to the embellies!

Before you go, mark your calendars and don’t forget to join Clique Kits August 7th-9th for a weekend Clique into Color crop! Join the Facebook event here!

Thanks so much for stopping by today 🙂  Next up is Karrie!


Clique Kits
Hannah Lemieux
Sandy G.*
Megan Blethen
Kim Allen
Taina Cortes
* Design Team Members on Kit Duty


Creating a Focal Point

*Originally Published on Craftwell’s Blog*

Hey Crafty friends! It’s me, Tyra and I’m here to share how I used the beautiful dies from Teresa Collins’ A Girl’s Best Friend set to create a focal point.

A focal point is simply the center of activity or focus in a design that you would like to draw the eye to.   In each of my projects I used one die and a contrasting color or pattern to create a design with a single focal point.  Let’s see what I created!

1. In this first card I used the single gemstone die in a contrasting color against a backdrop of neutrals to create a focal point.

Craftwell TC A Girls Best Friend Set Gem Card Tyra Babington


2. For my second card I used the beautiful star plate die on a navy starry patterned paper to create a focal point against the pastel colored elements in the card.

Craftwell TC A Girls Best Friend Set Star Card Tyra Babington


3.  For my last project, I created a shadow box featuring the beautiful bow die in a pretty pink pattern that contrasts well with the gray and white neutral background.

Craftwell TC A Girls Best Friend Set Gem Bow Shadow Box Decor Tyra Babington

These three projects are examples of how you can use just one single die and contrasting color to create a striking design!  I hope I have inspired you today! Take care and thanks so much for stopping by the blog! Tyra 🙂

Designing with Chickaniddy: Good Times

*This post originally published on Chickaniddy’s Blog*

Hi Friends! I’m back with a few cards I created with Spring on my mind using the beautifully colored Twirly Girly collection along with a little bit of Date Night sprinkled in! First, my supply list:

Good Times Card Process Photo Chickaniddy Tyra Babington
Supply list:  Twirly Girly -A Girl’s Generation/TG14OS09, Keepsakes/TG14OS04, This and That/TG14OS07,  Enamel Hearts/TG14EB07. Date Night – Plaid is Rad/DN14OS12, Backwoods Lovin/DN14OS10.

Here is the first card I created:

Happy Girls Card Chickaniddy Tyra Babington

I created this card by layering shades of pink and peach, adding a touch of green peeking from behind the sentiment panel. This card is inspired by the lovely Mercedes Calla lily plant.

My second card is all about outdoor parties which often begin in Spring. Banners and  strung lights are both signs of a good time to be had by all!

Good Times Card 2Chickaniddy Tyra Babington

Tip: Take a closer look and notice that both cards start with a 4.25 x 5.5 panel, followed by two 3 x 4 inch panels and a few embellishments.  All of Chickaniddy’s collections feature at least one 12 x 12 sheet of paper full of 3 x 4 designs – great for easy card making!

I hope I have inspired you to not only create something beautiful, but to also get outside and enjoy all of the colors of the season! xo, Tyra.


Insta Hop Today with Craftwell, Tombow and Bella Blvd!

Happy Fri-YAY! (Did I just say that? – Yes I did).  I’m popping in to share that today I’m participating in a Instagram Hop with D-Teamies from Craftwell, Tombow and Bella Blvd! The fun starts NOW! and there is a fun giveaway. Here’s the skinny:

  1. Just follow me on Instagram where my handle is @justtyracreates
  2. Tap my project image to click & hop on to the next designer!
  3. Did I mention that there is an awesome giveaway?

Here is the project I’m sharing over on Instagram:

Sparkle Card Bella Blvd Craftwell Tyra Babington


Don’t forget to stop over by the Craftwell Blog today to see what else I created using the Craftwell Cut ‘n’ Boss + Bella Blvd!

Have a wonderful weekend! xo, Tyra

Designing with Craftwell and Bella Boulevard

Hello It’s Tyra and I’m back to share a few clean and simple cards featuring Bella Blvd’s Color Chaos collection!

Hello Card Bella Blvd Craftwell Tyra Babington

I embossed 80 lb card stock with the Love Triangles folder from Craftwell’s Teresa Collin’s collection.  The embossing folder sandwich I used was D + A + embossing folder and paper + A.

Bella Blvd Craftwell Color Chaos Product Photo

Bella Blvd’s Journaling stickers and enamel dots along with a little snip of patterned paper finished off my clean and simple look!

Craftwell Bella Blvd Color Chaos Product Photo 2

Finally here is a full reveal of the cards I created!

Hello Card Full Picture Bella Blvd Craftwell Tyra Babington

Be The Reason Card Bella Blvd Craftwell Tyra Babington

The embossed card stock adds texture and compliments the triangle patterned paper very well! I hope I have inspired you to elevate your clean and simple card making to the next level! Take care and thanks so much for stopping by! Tyra

Clique Kits JunePep Rally

Hi, It’s Tyra and I wanted to share that Clique Kits is having the Pep Rally Today!



The challenge:  Use three or more photos on your next project. We want to see lots of fun photos this month!

Oops! I created…cards! Dream Quest is such a beautiful collection, I couldn’t help it.  Forgive me?

Destination Card Clique Kits June 2015  Pep Rally

Hello Card Clique Kits June 2015  Pep Rally_edited-1

JUNE 2015 Line-Up
Clique Kits
Brenda Smith
Kim A.
Sandy G.*
Megan Blethen
Charity Donaldson

* Design Team Members on Kit Duty

Thanks so much for stopping by! xo, Tyra

Clique Kits and Friends June Blog Hop

Hey Friends I’m exciting to play along with Clique Kits and Friends June Blog Hop featuring Waffle Flower!   If you don’t know Waffle Flower is a fab “tool company” owned by Nina Yang, featuring a versatile collection of stamps, dies and inks that are sure to please! Today I’m playing with the Congrats Stamp Set, Congrats Die and the tiny but mighty Tiny Wings Die. Also featured is Clique Kits latest kit for June 2015, Dream Quest.








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Here is the hop list!

Sabrina Alery –
Lorena Cantó –
Tyra Babington –
Thanks SOO much for stopping by today! xo, Tyra

Clique Kits Blog Share Featuring Carnival!

Hello It’s Tyra and today I’m finally sharing some of what I made with the Clique Kits  May 2015 Kit, Carnival!


The challenge:  Anything goes. Create whatever your heart desires and share!

I absolutely loved working with the May kit and I can say that it’s nearly gone!


The kraft cardstock and alpha letters featured in this month’s kit really inspired me to use more of what was once my favorite color.  Kraft simply goes with everything. I’m in love with kraft again!


Amy Tangerine’s Rise and Shine patterned paper needed nothing else but a sentiment.  So I used AlteNew’s Super Script set, featured in the Clique Cards Spring Edition.  Speaking of the Spring card kit, I created cards from that lovely kit as well:

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   Thanks so much for stopping by! Check out the blog share list below and enjoy the hop!

MAY 2015 Line-Up
Clique Kits
Charity D.
> Tyra* <
Sarah Moore
Janet Zeppa
Kim A.
Rhonda Vanginkel
Sandy G.*
Kat B.*
Mariah H.*