Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Dies R Us - Lily of the Valley Edger Card

Happy Wednesday, friends!

It's time for another inspiration project for Dies R Us!

 This is another quick and easy card
but the choice of die makes it look like so much more!
I've used the Creative Expression - Paper Cuts Collection -  Lily of the Valley Edger.
The edger die is so beautiful and intricate!

Here's my card:


Isn't that die-cut edge pretty?
I simply made an A2 card base from turquoise cardstock. 
I cut a piece of black cardstock slightly smaller than A2.
I laid the edger die along one side and ran it through my machine.


Then I simply adhered the die-cut piece in place, on the front of the card.
To finish it off, I added a glittery ribbon bow!


There are so many beautiful edger dies in this Paper Cuts Collection!
Head over to the shop and take a look at the selection HERE!

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Thanks so much for stopping in today!
I'll be back soon with another fun project!

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Dies R Us Product Used:



Other Materials Used:
Recollections Cardstock;
Celebrate It! Ribbon.

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 There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month 
and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  
For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


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Monday, 29 June 2020

Simply Crafty SVGs - Decagon Gift Box

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new project share for Simply Crafty SVGs!

This month I'm sharing a really pretty little box!
I confess to REALLY liking this one...very much!

I've used the cut file called:

Decagon Gift Box


Here's my version:


Isn't that pretty?
It's so much fun to put together too!
The cut file includes several options, 
including panels and another top layer.


Since I used these pretty gold foil papers I didn't need the panels.
I think it needs to be filled with something very special!


The bow on the top is really fantastic...and so much easier than it looks!
I'll be using this one again and again!
I just folded it and glued it together,
and then I added a beautiful button from my stash. 
It was a shank button in the perfect colors,
so I just snipped off the shank before gluing it to the center.



File from Simply Crafty SVGs:


Other Materials Used:
Cricut Explore Air Machine;
Craft Smith Gold Gift Paper Pad;
Button From My Stash.

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Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you found some inspiration!
I'll be back next month to share a brand new project! :o)

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Friday, 26 June 2020

My Scrap Chick - Fun New Project!

Hello, my friends!

Today I have a fun new project share for My Scrap Chick!

Today I'm featuring the:

Recipe Card Dividers.

Here's what my finished dividers look like:



Don't those look fun?
I've been really busy cleaning/sorting/purging. 
In the process, I came across this wood picket fence box.
Right away I thought of a use for it, and found a place for it, and got to work!


The first thing I needed to find was some tabbed dividers.
Of course I went straight to My Scrap Chick and found just what I needed.
I measured my box first, and then resized the file to fit just right.


The file has three tab options: left, center, and right.
I decided I wanted them to be black,
so I grabbed some black cardstock, and got busy.
I cut multiples of each


I then measured the dividers, and cut papers to fit them,
leaving a black border.
I used a great Bible Journaling paper pad from Recollections.
Does that give you a hint of what I'm putting together?


Yes! It's going to be my new Scripture Card Box.
I'm going to come up with a good name for it,
and I think I'll probably do some decorating of the box itself.
I'll be filling this box with fun creative cards,
that will include my favorite Scripture Verses.


I'm really excited about this new project!
I originally started my blog just to participate in an online Scrpture Challenge.
I did that for years...until it ended.
Then I got busy, and would only share a faith project now and then.
I'm excited to be getting back to something I love so much!

Of course I'll be using some great files from My Scrap Chick,
and lots of other goodies, to create my Scripture Cards.
I hope you'll continue to come by and check them out! 
Maybe you want to find a box of your own and join me! :o)

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'll be back soon with another fun project share!

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Don't forget to do that!
You really don't want to miss out on any of the great freebies! :o)

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Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Dies R Us - Quick and Easy Flower Tutorial

Happy Wednesday, friends!

It's time for a new project share for Dies R Us.

I've used the  Sizzix Tim Holtz - Small Tattered Florals die for my samples.
They were in stock when I began this project,
but I see now that they're out of stock.
These ideas will work well with many other flower dies too.
I follow the same steps for the Tim Holtz Bigz Tattered Florals die.


I like to cut multiples of these, and put them together in front of the tv.
I also like to make them from white cardstock.
Since I don't have a specific project in mind, 
I'm not sure what color I will need. 
Making them all white gives me any option of color,
with inking, spraying, or painting.


For the first flower, I cut two each of the three largest flowers.
I spritz them with a little bit of water,
and then roll them up into tight little buds.
Then I set them aside to dry completely.


Once they're dry, I carefully open the flowers out.
Then I use liquid glue to adhere the petals together,
from largest to smallest, off-setting the petals.


As you can see in the photo of my finished flower,
I actually re-rolled the final die-cut layer before adhering it into the center of the flower.
This flower has lovely texture and dimension.
It's ready to be sprayed any color.
It also looks really pretty with just the tips all inked up.



For my second flower sample,
I die-cut two each of a large, a medium, and a small.
I then use my stylus and my foam pad to shape the flowers.
First, I lay it face side down on the foam,
and run the stylus over the back of each petal.
Then I turn the flower over, 
and apply pressure to the center of the flower with the stylus.
This gives each flower petal a lovely shape.


Then I adhere my flowers together with wet glue, 
from largest to smallest, off-setting the petals. 
I decided that I wanted to use just one of each size for this flower.
So the layers I cut made two complete flowers.


These still have wonderful texture but not as much bulk as the first sample.
Again, they're ready to be colored any way you want. 
This flower also offers a lovely center to add a pearl, rhinestone, or bead.


There you have it...two different quick and easy flowers.
Great to have on-hand for whenever you need a flower.

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Thanks so much for stopping in today!
I'll be back soon with another fun project!

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Dies R Us Product Used:



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Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R s Challenge Blog
 There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month 
and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  
For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


click below for:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Vilda Stamps - Sweet Dreams

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with my second project for Vilda Stamps!

It's another card but this time I've used another one of the adorable kids!
This set includes two sweet kids that are all ready for bed!


Here it is:


Isn't that a sweet image?
They look so cozy and comfy,
They're either heading to bed, or to the couch to watch a good movie!


I made it into a clean and simple shaped/layered card,
and added a couple of die-cut swirls.
I also added a little bit of Stickles for some sparkle!


Vilda Stamps Used:


Other Materials Used:
Bazzill Cardstock;
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black;
Stickles - Grape Ice, Diamond.

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Thanks so much for taking a look!
I'll be back soon with more fun Vilda projects!

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If you're not familiar with Vilda Stamps, they are located in Sweden!
I've been a big fan of the stamps since I was introduced to them 
while working on a DT in Germany!
The stamps can be purchased from Engstroms Artstudio AB.
They ship all over the world.

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Saturday, 20 June 2020

Vilda Stamps - Another Thank You Card

Hello, my friends!

It's my time to share some projects for Vilda Stamps!
For my first project today, I have made a cheerful Thank You card.

I have used:

V850 Stamp Set - Squares, Circles and Star, and

V693 Stamp Set - English Texts 2010.

Here it is:


The squares stamp makes such a great background!
You can feature anything on the squares but I chose some pretty felt flowers.


I stamped in a bright green,
which is a great contrast for the bright pink.
Then I found just the right paper for the background!


The sentiment was also stamped in the bright green.
Then I just added some pretty pink ribbon and a little bow!


It's such a fun card to put together!
These stamps could be combined in the same way
to make a very masculine grungy card.
I think I'll have to do that next month! :o)


Vilda Stamps Used:



Other Materials Used:
K & Company - Sweet Nectar Paper;
Memento Ink - Pear Tart;
Offray Ribbon;
Unknown Felt Flowers.

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Thanks so much for taking a look!
I'll be back soon with my second project!

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If you're not familiar with Vilda Stamps, they are located in Sweden!
I've been a big fan of the stamps since I was introduced to them 
while working on a DT in Germany!
The stamps can be purchased from Engstroms Artstudio AB.
They ship all over the world.

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Here are all the links for you:


Friday, 19 June 2020

Maker's Movement - The Sky is the Limit

Hello, my friends!

Today I'm sharing an ATC that I made
using some fun products from Maker's Movement.

Of course I've used my Crossover II Machine for all the die-cutting.
It's such a great machine!


Here's my ATC:


Isn't that little bird sweet? 
I was looking for my small scale cloud/sky paper,
when I came across this one with the pretty pink feathers.
It has kind of a wispy cloudy background behind the feather,
and I think it's perfect for this project!


I stamped the flower, the bird, and the banner on white cardsock,
using black ink. 
Then I die-cut them all out before adding them to the ATC base.
I added the flower to the top left corner.
I used the flower and leaf stamp from the set to create a little nest for the bird,
using brown and black ink.


Then I used little foam squares to add the banner and the little bird.
Finally, I used my makers to do just a little bit of pale colouring and shading.


This stamp set is so perfect for those of us that like to make ATCs,
and lots of other fun little projects!

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Maker's Movement Products Used:

Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting System,


Other Materials Used:
Carta Bella - Wildflowers Paper;
Memento Ink - Desert Sand, Tuxedo Black;
Markers.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'll be back soon with another fun project!

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