Friday, December 2, 2016

Avery Elle–Swans!

 

Happy Fri-YAY!!

 

I feel like this has been the longest week – and boy, am I glad it’s Friday!!  My girlie is coming for the weekend, and we have some fun plans!!  I can’t wait!!  But before she gets here, I thought I’d pop in really quickly to share another Avery Elle project that I created using the Winter 2016 New Release!

 

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PRODUCTS USED:

Swans Clear Stamps
Swans Dies
Double Pierced Circle Dies
Double Pierced Rectangle Dies
Sweet Scallops Dies
New Moon Dye Ink
Cherry Hemp Twine

 

Awwww . . . isn’t that couple floating on the swan so stinkin’ cute?!!  The new Swans Clear Stamps is perfect for any of your “love” themed cards and projects.  I did a bit of partial die cutting using the coordinating Swans Dies and the Double Pierced Rectangle Dies, and some ink blending in the background.  I’ve listed the products that I used above.

 

That’s it for me today, friends!!  I’m so excited to have a girl’s weekend.  It’s just what the doctor ordered, especially with the holidays quickly approaching!  I hope you have a great weekend planned for yourself – you deserve it!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Avery Elle–Simply Said: Hugs

 

Happy Friday!

 

I’m assuming that you’ve all survived the Thanksgiving holiday celebration!!  Ours was busy and fun!  I’m popping in quickly to share another Avery Elle project that I created using some of the newly released Winter 2016 Release products.

 

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PRODUCTS USED:

Simply Said: Hugs Stamp Set
Simply Said: Hugs Dies
Hedgehugs Stamp Set
Hedgehugs Dies
Double Pierced Squares Dies
Double Pierced Rectangle Dies
Postage Stamp Dies
New Moon Dye Ink

 

This was super fun to create – I just love that little hedge hog from the Hedgehugs Stamp Set, and the Simply Said: Hugs Stamp Set and coordinating Simply Said: Hugs Dies are awesomely versatile!  They’re the best all occasion dies and stamps that no stamp collection should be without!  Please click on through to the Avery Elle Design Blog for more fabulous inspiration!

 

That’s it for me today, friends!  Things are hopping around here with three little kids running around.  But it’s pure bliss for me.  I hope you have a blissful weekend, too!  Thanks so much for stopping by today – I sure do appreciate it!

Monday, November 21, 2016

My Favorite Things–Holiday Tags!

 

Hello my loves!!

 

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Today, I’m joining some of my sweet My Favorite Things teammates to share some fun and creative holiday tags using Blueprints Die-Namics!  Perfect timing, since the holidays are right around the corner!!!

 

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I decided to pull out my Chill Wishes Stamp Set to add a cutie patootie factor to my tags, that were created using the Tag Builder 6 Blueprints Die-Namics!  This set of tag dies is super versatile, and worked perfectly to help me create these fun snow scenes for those darling winter penguins!!

 

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Cute, right?!!  Here’s how I created the tags:

 

  1. Using the solid circle die from the Tag Builder 6 Blueprint Die-Namics, die cut three tags from black polka dot paper (from the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pack)
  2. Using the partial opening circle die from the Tag Builder 6 Blueprint Die-Namics, die cut three tags from Smooth White Card Stock.  Remove the negatives from the white tags and die cut “for you” from each tag, using the Tag Builder 6 Blueprints Die-Namics.  Adhere the negatives to the polka dot tags using tape runner adhesive.
  3. Stamp the penguin images from the Chill Wishes Stamp Set onto some Smooth White Card Stock using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Color the images with Copic Markers, and die cut them out using the coordinating Chill Wishes Die-Namics.  Adhere each penguin to the white tags using foam tape.
  4. Layer the white tags on top of the polka dot tags and tie them together by looping some black and white baker’s twine through the hole at the top of the tag.  Tie some red baker’s twine into a bow around the top knot to finish off the tags.

 

These tags came together really quickly, and I had a blast creating them!  And the Tag Builder 6 Blueprint Die-Namics helped immensely!!  They’ll be going onto gifts for my grandkids, since I know they’ll appreciate them!  I love how I can personalize them inside the tag, but that the front tag covers that up for a fun surprise inside!

 

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Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to check out the other holiday tags that my sweet teammates have created for your inspiration!  There are some awesome ideas there!!  I’ve listed the products that I used below.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends!  Two days and counting before my kids arrive for the Thanksgiving holiday!  I’ve got lots of things to get accomplished before they get here, so I’m off to get some things crossed off my “to do” list!  I’ll back in a few days with more crafty stuff!  Wishing you and yours a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving holiday!!!

 

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Avery Elle–Hedgehugs

 

Hello!

 

I’m popping in quickly today to share another project that I made using the Hedgehugs Stamp Set from the Avery Elle Winter 2016 Release!  Check it out!!

 

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PRODUCTS USED:

Hedgehugs Stamp Set
Hedgehugs Dies
Scalloped Banner Dies
Double Pierced Circles Dies
Sweet Scallops Dies
Neutral Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Cherry Hemp Twine
New Moon Dye Ink

 

Isn’t that hedgehog just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?!!  I love him.  And I’m pretty darned happy with how this turned out!  I’ve listed the products that I used above.  Please click on through to the Avery Elle Design Blog for more inspiration – I know you won’t regret it!

 

That’s it for me today, friends!!  I’m headed to lunch with my bestie, and a little bit of early holiday shopping.  I’m not quite ready to get this holiday thing started, but I suspect the holidays are going to creep into my life whether I’m ready or not.  LOL  So I might as well embrace it, right?!  Ha!  I hope you have an awesome day and weekend ahead – and thanks for spending part of it here with me!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

My Favorite Things–WSC307

 

Hello Again!!

 

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Popping in today to share a project that was inspired by this week’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  Here’s the sketch:

 

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And the project that I created in answer to the sketch:

 

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Cute, right?!  I’ve been dying for a reason to ink up the Playful Pups Stamp Set, and this week’s sketch was the perfect excuse!!!  Here’s how I created my project:

 

  1. Trim an A2, vertical top-folding card base from Smooth White Card StockScore at 5.5”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Die cut an image panel from Smooth White Card Stock using the A2 rectangle die from the Blueprints 16 Die-Namics.
  3. Emboss the Inside & Out Rectangle Die-Namic into the image panel using an Embossing Pad.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Playful Pups Stamp Set onto the image panel using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.
  5. Die cut another Inside & Out Rectangle from Smooth White Card Stock.  Lightly blend some Mermaid Lagoon and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks on the lower portion of the rectangle using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.  Adhere the smaller panel to the image panel with foam tape.
  6. Stamp the image from the Playful Pups Stamp Set onto some Smooth White Card Stock.  Color the image with Copic Markers.  Die cut the image using the coordinating Playful Pups Die-Namics.  Adhere the image to the small rectangle using foam tape.

 

I adore the simplicity of this sketch – the possibilities for creativity are endless!  I’m so happy that it inspired me to ink up those darling little pups!!  What about you?  I’d love to see how this sketch inspires you!!  Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog to find some additional inspiration using this sketch, as well as the linky tool for you to link up your take on this week’s sketch!  I’ve listed the products that I used to create my project below.

 

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m headed to the hair salon and then back to my craft room to get some crafty stuff made!  Woohoo!  I hope you have an amazing day in your plans today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

My Favorite Things–Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit Release!

 

It’s time, my lovlies!!

 

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The November My Favorite Things Card Kit – Kitschy Kitchen – is available NOW!!  So please click on through to the My Favorite Things Boutique to add it to your cart, and then come back to see my project!  I’ll wait . . . .

 

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Okay!  I’m so glad you came back to see the project that I have to share with you!  It’s another “outside the box” take on the kit.  I loves me some puns, and this Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit is overflowing with awesome retro kitchen images and punny sentiments – the whole thing just makes me happy!  I paired the bananas and the banana stand from the Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit with the Cheeky Monkey Stamp Set and the Thanks Die-Namics!!  Here’s how I created my project!

 

  1. Trim an A2, horizontal top folding card base from Smooth White Card StockScore at 4.25”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Mask off 1/2” at the bottom of the card base using some Post-It Tape.  Apply a light blend of Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink above the masked off area with a Mini Ink Blending Tool.  Remove the Post-It Tape and re-adhere it to the card base on top of the previously blended area.  Apply a light blend of Pumice Stone Distress Ink to the lower left edge of the card base using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.  Remove the mask.
  3. Trim an A2 image panel from Smooth White Card Stock.  Cut an aperture from the left bottom edge of the panel using the Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-Namics.
  4. Die cut the banana stand from Brushed Silver Card Stock using the Kitschy Kitchen Die-Namics.
  5. Stamp the bananas from the Kitschy Kitchen Stamp Set onto some Smooth White Card Stock using Daffodil Dye Ink (contained in the Kit).  Stamp the stems and trunk of the bananas using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Use the coordinating Kitschy Kitchen Die-Namics to die-cut the bananas.
  6. Die cut the “thanks” word once from Black Licorice Card Stock, and three times from Smooth White Card Stock, using the Thanks Die-Namics.  Adhere the layers together with Multi Medium Matte adhesive, making sure to place the black die cut on top.
  7. Stamp the sentiment from the Cheeky Monkey Stamp Set (I performed a bit of stamp surgery to remove the word “Thanks” and just used the “A Bunch” portion of the stamp) onto the image panel.
  8. Wrap black and white baker’s twine around the top portion of the image panel, and tie it into a bow.  Adhere the image panel to the card base with foam tape.
  9. Adhere the banana stand and banana die cuts to the card base, inside the ink blended aperture, using foam tape.
  10. Adhere the stacked thanks word die cut to the image panel using Multi Medium Matte adhesive.

 

There are a few steps involved, but honestly this project was super easy to put together!  I’m kinda loving the fun retro vibe that it throws off!  Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit projects that my teammates have created for you!  There’s some super cute stuff, I tell ya!  I’ve listed the products that I used below.

 

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’ll be back tomorrow with more fun MFT goodness!  I sure hope you’ll come back to check it it!  Until then, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

 

 

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