Sunday, October 2, 2022

Spellbinders October 2022 Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month

 What a gorgeous Glimmer Hot Foil Kit by Spellbinders has this month!!  Spellbinders has created this lovely poinsettia spray hot foil plate for the kit and it includes three sentiments with the most beautiful font!

I used my Glimmer Hot Foil System and blush foil with the poinsettia hot foil plate to foil it onto 80# Neenah.  I also foiled all three sentiments with the blush foil.  I love how there are coordinating dies for all of the pieces!

Next I used the largest Essential Duo Lines Glimmer Rectangles to add blush foil to red cardstock.  I adhered this piece to an A2 card base.

Next I used some Copic markers to color in the poinsettias and other flowers and leaves.  TIP:  If you get a marker color onto the foil, use the very tip of your 0 Colorless Blender to remove it--frequently scribbling it onto white scrap paper to clean the tip.  It took the red marker right off of the foil!

I popped up the sentiment and image with foam tape.  For a bit more bling, I added some clear gem stickers around the image.

These hot foil plates in the Glimmer Kit of the Month make creating a beautiful card very quick and easy! Thanks so very much for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous, and crafty, week ahead!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Thinking of You Floral Card with Hot Foiled Sentiment

 Today I'm sharing a card featuring Lovely Layers: Mum which is one of the newest in the Lovely Layers line! I also used some new patterned paper for the gorgeous background and added a hot foiled sentiment for some shine!

I die cut all of the pieces of the Lovely Layers: Mum from 80# Neenah cardstock. I used my Copic markers to color the layers. Tip: You only need to color the portion of each layer that is not covered up by the layer above it! The Copic markers I used are: R39, R37, R35, Y19, G07, YG17, and YG25.

While the Lovely Layers are gorgeous glued together, I love the look of extra dimension, and cannot resist adding foam tape between most of the flower layers! I will either hand deliver this card or mail it in a padded envelope.

Next I die cut some paper from the new Spooktacular paper pad with the largest Deckle Edge A2 Honey Cut. I adhered that to an A2 card base. (There are plenty of non-Halloween papers in this beautiful paper pad!) Then I used Bee Creative glue to adhere the flowers and leaves to my card.

The sentiment is from the Fall Foliage Sentiments Hot Foil Plate set. I used my Glimmer machine with the sentiment, copper foil, and Glimmer Specialty cardstock. I used the coordinating Honey Cuts that are in the Fall Foliage Frame Honey Cuts to die cut it out. Of course, I added foam tape to pop up the sentiment too!!

To finish off this beauty, I added some copper colored gems that are in the Grain and Grunge gem sticker set.

I love how this card turned out, and hope you do too!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!  You are always so appreciated!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Cute, Not Spooky, Pumpkin Halloween Card

Today I'm sharing a cute, and not too spooky, Halloween card using Rubbernecker Stamps' adorable new Pumpkin Dress Up stamp set.  And I love this new Framed Crows In Trees background stamp too!  I'm using another of their new paper pads, this one called Spooktacular!

First I chose some patterned paper from the new Spooktacular paper pad and trimmed it to A2 size.  I adhered it to my card base and adhered orange paper from the pad that I die cut with a Nested Rectangle die over the top.

Next I used some purple paper from the Spooktacular paper pad and trimmed it to 3-¾" x 5".  I inked up the edges of it with inks from the Color Fuse set #6 set.

Then I stamped the Framed Crows In Trees background stamp onto the inked purple paper.  I used my anti-static pouch before stamping with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled on black glitter embossing powder and heat set it.  Note:  These papers have a smooth coating and to keep it from warping I kept my heat tool moving quickly around.  Then I blended on some Black Soot distress ink just around the edges for further impact.  I adhered the piece to the card.

I stamped the cute little image from the Pumpkin Dress Up set in Copic safe black ink and colored it with my markers.  I fussy cut the image out a popped it up with foam tape on the card front.  I stamped the sentiment from the set with Versamark onto a scrap of the orange paper, heat set it and added a purple layer.

This was such a fun and cute card to make!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Nordic Ornament Christmas Cards

 Today I have two cards to share using Spellbinders' beautiful new Nordic Ornaments die set.  This set has two different ornament shapes and several extra dies to go along with the ornaments!

To die cut the different color inlays, you have to die cut the ornament twice, which gives you extra pieces for another card!

I created the background for this card by stamping the Pretty Pine Background stamp and heat embossing it with White Puff Twinkle embossing powder.  I trimmed it 3-¾" x 5-½" and adhered it to a medium teal card.

Then I die cut the ornament base from a lighter teal cardstock.  Next I used the medium teal cardstock to die cut the ornament detail die.  I cut it again from the light teal.  I used Press N Seal to secure all of the extra pieces!

I die cut the Nordic Ornament detail die once again from sparkle cardstock.  Then I used liquid glue to adhere the layers and inset pieces as shown in the photo.

I die cut the ornament top from silver mirror cardstock and glued it on.  I added a bow with some silver thread.  Then I popped it up onto the card with foam tape.

These sentiment is from the Holiday Quotes set and white embossed.  I hand cut it out and added foam tape to the back.

For this next card I used all of the extra pieces from the previous card!!  The only dies I had to cut again are the ornament base and another topper.

The first thing I die was add Glossy Accents to the reserved inlay pieces.  I set those aside to dry.  Then I created the base base by inking the edges of dark teal cardstock with Peacock Feathers and Black Soot Distress inks.

Next I used my Glimmer machine to hot foil the sentiment at the bottom of the inked panel.  This hot foil plate is one of three in the Gifts of Christmas Sentiments.

I put the foiled panel into the Tufted 3D embossing folder, making sure to leave the bottom edge hanging out to partially emboss it.  I ran it through my Platinum die cutting machine, and WOW!  I just love this embossing folder!

After I glued the pieces of the ornament together, I added foam tape to the back to pop it up on the card.  To finish I tied a little bow for the ornament and added a few gem stickers for a bit of sparkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful, and crafty, day!

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

NEW Graciellie Designs Digital Stamps - Times Change

 Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a card featuring the brand new release by Graciellie Designs!  This digital stamp set is called Vintage Pears and it has this beautiful pear branch long with several sentiments.  

When I'm working with digital images, I like to plan ahead and print them at least a day before I'm going to color them.  This gives the ink from my ink jet printer plenty of time to set up and dry.

I love working with digital images!  After I download the images, I open up Word, and add them into a new document.  Then I resize as I want and I usually go ahead and print all the sentiments at the same time.  I printed this onto Copic X-Press It Blending card and then colored it with my Copic markers.

When I finished my coloring, I die cut the image with a deckle edge rectangle die.  I used a small rectangle die from the same die set to cut out the sentiment.  Then I carefully splatter some yellow gold metallic paint on and around the image.

Then I used a paint brush to paint all of the edges with the gold metallic watercolor.   I adhered the panel to some coordinating cardstock and popped the sentiment up with foam tape.

That's it!!  Such a fun card to make that requires minimal supplies!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll check go out Gracie's new release!

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Happy BOOday! with Fright Night Circlescape Shaker Card

Hello crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing a fun shaker card for Halloween featuring Honey Bee Stamps new Fright Night Circlescape die set.  This is such a fun die set that I can easily see using different colors and featured as a winter scene!  Hmm, I need to add that to my idea list!

First I'll share the steps for creating the shaker/card base:

  • First, I chose paper from the Spooktacular 6" x 8-½" paper pad and trimmed it to A2 size.
  • Then I used an ink blender brush to add some Black Soot Distress ink around the edges of the paper.
  • Next I placed it into an A2 Shaker Creator shaker pocket, removed the adhesive liners from the sides and bottom flaps, and folded them over onto the back of the paper.
  • I poured in some of the so very pretty Black Opal Confetti Mix and sealed the top flap.
  • I used Bee Creative glue to adhere the shaker to a top folding A2 card base.

Next I created the details for the front of the card:
  • First I die cut the largest Circlescape Shaker Frames from black cardstock. I saved the frame and the circle from this die cut as we will be using both.
  • Also from black cardstock, I die cut the fence, bat (x 3), and the tree from the Fright Night Circlescape Honey Cuts. (I used a scrap of black cardstock that just fit the tree for that part.)
  • I die cut the entire Fright Night Circlescape die from 80# Neenah.
  • I used ink blender brushes and Distress Oxides for all of the coloring of the die cut pieces.
    • Moon: Antique Linen, Scattered Straw
    • Sky: Villanous Potion, Wilted Violet, and a touch of Antique Linen
    • Grassy hills: Rustic Wilderness, Mowed Lawn
    • Tree: Black Soot (this will go under the black die cut tree)
    • Cross/headstones: Weathered Wood
  • I die cut the pumpkins from a scrap of orange card stock.
  • For the yellow behind the pumpkins, I inked a scrap of cardstock with Scattered Straw Distress Oxide. One at a time, I glued the pumpkins to it, and then cut them off of the yellow piece just under the edge of the pumpkins on top. Goodness, I hope that makes sense! LOL!

Let's finish this fun card!
  • I adhered the colored pieces of the Fright Night Circlescape to the reserved black die cut circle with Bee Creative glue.
  • Adhere the black die cut tree onto the image.
  • The cool thing about the fence is that the die cut is bendable since the pickets are only joined by the top fence rail! I shaped the fence and glued that in place along with the other small images.
  • Next I adhered the Circlescape frame to the front of the card with glue. Then I glued the main image inside the frame.
  • I used black embossing powder and clear embossing ink to stamp and emboss the sentiment and spider from the Happy Halloween stamp set. After I used the coordinating dies, I used a bit of foam tape strips to adhere them to the card.

This was such a fun card to make with all of these fun elements!  I hope you've enjoyed my process.  Thank you, always, for taking a minute to stop by!  I hope you have a wonderful, crafty day!

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Spellbinders' Vintage Square Bowl / Flea Market Finds Collection

Hi crafty friends!  I have....NOT a card!  LOL!  I do have this fabulous vintage papers, stitched bowl using the new Vintage Square Base and Sides Bowl die set!  Did you know that people used to take their Christmas cards they received and turn them into beautiful creations like this?  I did not!  After a web search, I found many wonderful examples.  

Spellbinders has made this a lot easier by creating dies for this type project.  I made this using a couple of the new products in Spellbinders Flea Market Finds Collection just released.  It's a beautiful collection that includes several other themed products that aren't Christmas.  I crocheted the pieces together, but be sure to check out the photos on Spellbinders website to see others that were stitched together.

First I added sheets of double sided adhesive to some #120 white cardstock.  Then I die cut it using the dies in the Vintage Handcrafted Square Base and Sides Bowl die set.  Next I used the dies to selectively die cut various papers in the Home for the Holidays paper pack.  I chose two floral sections and two winter scenes for the sides and used some leftover paper for the bottom square piece.

Then I peeled off the adhesive backing and adhered the patterned paper pieces to the white die cut pieces.

Now comes the fun part!  I did need to dust off my crocheting skills for this--haha!  I did a bit of practicing before I began stitching the pieces together.  I used some cotton thread I picked up from Michael's craft store a few days before.  The brand is Patons Grace 100% mercerized cotton in the color Cardinal.  I used a size "C"/2 crochet hook.

First I crocheted all around each individual piece by crocheting two single crochets in each die cut hole.  At the top point of the sides, I stitched three single crochet stitches.  

Then I used a whip stitch to begin piecing the sides to the bottom.  I continued by using the whip stitch to join the sides together.

Then I used Spellbinders' Jasmine die set and the Pine Cone and Evergreen Bough die set to add a bit of embellishment to one corner of my box.  I die cut the pieces from 80# Neenah.  After I colored the pieces with Copic markers, I used my flower shaping tools to shape each piece.  I used liquid glue to adhere the pieces to the bowl.

This bowl is just adorable to add treats, as I did in this next photo, for a special gift.

I can totally see using this beautiful Vintage Bowl die set with non-vintage papers for Christmas!  Also, wouldn't it be fabulous to use for Valentine's Day, a birthday, or with a spring-time theme?!  So many possibilities!  

I sure hope you've enjoyed my project today and that you'll be inspired to give this a try!