Friday, April 28, 2017

Avery Elle–Fruit Stand!

 

Hello, my loves!

 

Since today is Friday, that must mean that I’m up on the Avery Elle Design Blog with a super fun project featuring the Fruit Stand Stamp Set!

 

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PRODUCTS USED:

Fruit Stand Stamp Set
Fruit Stand Dies
Double Pierced Square Dies
Double Pierced Circle Dies
Dotted Borders Dies
Midnight Hemp Twine
New Moon Dye Ink

 

So, every now and then, I like to utilize those little “filler” stamps included in a stamp set.  This project features that adorable little watermelon image from the Fruit Stand Stamp Set.  I stamped it, colored it with my Copic Markers, and die cut it with the coordinating Fruit Stand Dies.  The image panel was die cut using the Double Pierced Square Dies and the Double Pierced Circle Dies.  That sweet little “gingham table cloth” was die cut using the Dotted Borders Dies.  And I had to add my favorite Midnight Hemp Twine for a last minute touch of interest and texture.  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used above.

 

Please click on through to the Avery Elle Design Blog for more incredible inspiration from my sweet teammates!  There’s always lots to drool over on that blog!

 

That’s it for me today!  I’m finishing up a few last minute details before we leave for Italy tomorrow!  To say that I’m excited for our trip is the understatement of the century!  I mean, two weeks in the most amazing place in history – what more could you want, right?!  And I know I’ll probably never get to go on a trip like this again . . . I mean, this will be the longest hubby hasn’t golfed in a long, long time.  Should be interesting!  LOL I’ll be pre-scheduling some blog posts while I’m gone so you won’t miss me too much!  Ha!  Thanks for stopping by – I’ll be back soon!!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My Favorite things–WSC330!

 

Hola!

 

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I’m popping in today to share a project that I created for My Favorite Things WSC330!  Here’s the sketch:

 

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And here’s my take on the sketch!

 

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I’m so in love with Birdie Brown’s new Up In the Air Stamp Set!  Those little critters peeking over the side just make me happy!  Her critters just make me smile!  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 and blue and white polka dot patterned paper (from the Lucky Prints 6 x 6 Paper Pack) using the stitched rectangle from the Blueprints 15 Die-Namics.  Adhere the two panels together using tape runner adhesive.
  3. Stamp the images from the Up In the Air Stamp Set onto Smooth White Card Stock using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Color the images with Copic Markers and die cut them using the coordinating Up In the Air Die-Namics.
  4. Stamp the hot air balloon a second time onto some red and white heart patterned paper (from the Hearts & Stripes 6 x 6 Paper Pack) with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and trim out the balloon with detail scissors.  Adhere it to the hot air balloon die cut with tape runner adhesive.
  5. Stamp the sentiment from the Up In the Air Stamp Set onto the image panel using Black Hybrid Ink.
  6. Die cut a cloud bank from Translucent Vellum using the Stitched Cloud Edges.  Wrap the side edges around the image panel and secure them on the back with tape.  Wrap white crochet thread around the image panel and tie into a bow.
  7. Adhere the images to the image panel using foam tape.  Adhere the image panel to the card base using more foam tape.

 

This week’s sketch is really versatile and a great starting point for any creative design!  I was grateful to have it as a reference point as I was suffering from (and continue to suffer from) low mojo – it’s a horrible medical condition that is driving me crazy!!  LOL  I’m hoping it passes very soon.  Until then, sketches will become my go to mojo “life support.”  Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog for additional projects featuring this week’s sketch!  And while you’re there, link up YOUR take on the sketch – we’d love to have you play along with us!  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used on my project below.

 

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m still knocking out my “to do” list in anticipation of our trip to Italy on Saturday.  I’ll be back very soon with more crafty goodness!  Until then, please know how much I appreciate you dropping by today!  It’s what makes me happy – more than you know!  Have a great day!

 

 

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Avery Elle–Shine Bright!

 

Hello, my loves!

 

It’s Friday, so it must be time for me to share a project over on the Avery Elle Design Blog.  My project today features the Shine Bright Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

 

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PRODUCTS USED:

Shine Bright Stamp Set
Shine Bright Dies
Double Pierced Circle Dies
Double Pierced Square Dies
New Moon Dye Ink

 

The Shine Bright Stamp Set lends itself to very detailed as well as clean and simple card designs.  I love a versatile stamp set like that.  I stamped the images from the Shine Bright Stamp Set using New Moon Dye Ink and colored them with Copic Markers.  I die cut the images using the coordinating Shine Bright Dies.  I masked off the edges of a 4.25” square card base and blended some distress inks to create the sunset.  I die cut the image panel using the Double Pierced Square Dies and the Double Pierced Circle Dies.  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used above.

 

Please click on through to Avery Elle Design Blog for more extraordinary inspiration from my sweet teammates!  You’ll find some great stuff there, I tell ya!

 

That’s it for me today!!  Still plugging away at my deadlines in anticipation of our trip to Italy next week!!  I’d love an extra week right about now . . . somehow I don’t think that’s going to happen.  LOL  So, I’ll just keep knocking it out!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends!  I sure do love it when you do!  It truly makes my day!  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

My Favorite Things–A-maze-ing Card Kit Release!

 

Yay!!

 

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It’s time, sweet friends!  The A-maze-ing Card Kit from My Favorite Things is finally available NOW and you can find it HERE in the Online Boutique!  This kit is so freakin’ fun, and I just know you’re going to love every little bit of crafty goodness in your kit box!  Here’s my final project for tonight’s release!

 

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Okay, you all just knew I had to try some ink blending to accent the elements of the A-maze-ing Card Kit!  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. Die cut an image panel from Smooth White Card Stock using the rectangle die from Blueprints 1 Die-Namics.
  3. Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, blend some Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed Distress Inks onto a panel of Smooth White Card Stock.  Trim a narrow strip from this panel to fit the the length of the image panel.
  4. Trim a narrow strip of Black Licorice Card Stock the length of the image panel.  Stamp the sentiment from the You’re A-maze-ing Stamp Set using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, and heat emboss it with White Detail Embossing Powder.
  5. Die cut a circle from the image panel using the Circle Shaker Window Die.  Temporarily position the image panel onto the card base.  Use the circle aperture as a guide to adhere the black maze shape to the card base using Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive.
  6. Die cut the Circle Frame Die from Smooth White Card Stock, and leave the resulting die cuts in place.  Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, blend some Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed Distress Inks around the circle frame die cut.
  7. Die cut the Circle Frame Die from double-sided adhesive.  Adhere the die cut to the back of the image panel, around the circle opening.  Adhere a Circle Shaker Pouch into the circle aperture.
  8. Drop a Maze Sphere into the Maze Shape.  Adhere the image panel to the card base using foam tape.
  9. Die cut a heart from a scrap of the previously ink blended panel.  Adhere it to the center of the Circle Shaker Pouch using tape adhesive.  Adhere the ink blended circle frame die cut to the image panel, around the outside of the assembled circle shaker pouch, using foam tape.
  10. Adhere the sentiment strip to the rainbow strip using tape adhesive.  Adhere the strips to the image panel using foam tape.

 

There you go, an a-maze-ing interactive puzzle surrounded by some ink blended rainbow goodness!!  What more could a person want, right?!!  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below!  The A-maze-Ing Card Kit is available for purchase HERE, so be sure and order yours NOW!  Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other genius projects that my teammates have created for your inspiration using the new A-maze-ing Card Kit!  I assure you you’ll be utterly A-MAZED!!

 

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’ll be back on Friday with more crafty goodness!!  Until then, thanks so much for stopping by – I hope you’ll come back again soon!

 

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Monday, April 17, 2017

My Favorite Things–A-maze-ing Card Kit–Day 2!

 

NOTE: Please be aware that the hyperlinks to the A-maze-ing Card Kit will not be active until Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 9:00 PM EDT, when the kit will available for purchase!

 

Well, hello!!

 

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I’m back again today to share another project featuring the soon-to-be-released A-maze-ing Card Kit from My Favorite Things!  Today, I decided to make my card interactive by adding one of the spheres and the circle shaker pouch, both of which are included in the kit!

 

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The kit includes everything you need to add this interactive puzzle embellishment to your cards and projects!  And It’s so stinkin’ easy!!  Here’s how I created my project:

 

  1. Trim a 10-1/4” x 3-7/8” card base from Smooth White Card StockScore at 5-1/8”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Stamp the sentiment from the A-maze-ing Stamp Set onto the image panel using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.
  3. Die cut the circle opening from the center of the image panel using the A-maze-ing Die-Namics.
  4. Temporarily position the die cut image panel onto the card base, aligning it with the top edge.  Use the circle opening as your guide and adhere the black maze shape to the card base using Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive.  Place a maze sphere into the maze.
  5. Die cut some double sided adhesive using the circle frame die from the A-maze-ing Die-Namics; die cut some Ripe Raspberry Card Stock using the same circle frame die.
  6. Adhere the die cut double sided adhesive to the back of the image panel around the circle opening.  Remove the release paper and adhere a circle shaker pouch to the image panel.
  7. Adhere the Ripe Raspberry circle frame to the image panel using foam tape.
  8. Adhere a strip of black and white striped patterned paper (from the Black & White Basics 6 x 6 Paper Pack) to the bottom edge of the card base using tape adhesive.
  9. Adhere the assembled image panel to the card base using foam tape.

 

Again, another easy yet fun and impactful result!!  How fun would it be for your recipient to receive this in the mail and get such a kick out of trying to get that little round ball into the center circle!  And the best part is, they can do this over and over again!!  It’s the card that keeps on giving!  LOL  Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other genius designs created by my sweet teammates!  You’ll be A-Mazed!!  LOL  I’ve linked and listed all of the products that I used below.  The A-maze-ing Card Kit will be available for purchase on Tuesday, April 18th at 9:00 PM EDT!!  The hyperlinks to the kit won’t be active until then!

 

That’s it for me today!  I’ll be back again soon with my final A-maze-ing Card Kit project!  I hope you’ll drop by then – and thanks for stopping by today!  I so love it when you do!

 

 

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