Monday, January 26, 2015

Guest Designer Annette Allen

Good Morning everyone.
Annette Allen here with you again today for another Guest Design Post.
Today I am sharing a fun card Stitched with LOVE.

First I die cut the Needle & Thread Die set... which I might add is too fun.
Then adding some natural twine and adding a cute Black Pear Pin.

I colored the clothes cushion from I'll Be Darned Stamp Set to make the background paper. I wanted the images all to pop so I added some foam adhesives. I chose a sentiment from Sew Special.

Other Supplies:
Timeless Twine Natural Twine
Heidi Swapp Hello Today
Neenah white card-stock
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
Copic Sketch Markers
Foam adhesives

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Love Dots Card

Hi, it's Beth, and I have a sweet "Love Dots" card today, perfect for your Valentine!

But why call it dots? Because all the patterned paper I used has dots on it!

Love Dots card by Beth Pingry

I die cut and embossed, then sanded the Ribbon Labels and Banner {die}tails, then stamped the LOVE from True Love. I inked the edges with brown ink ever so slightly. I pulled the lace through the slits in the die cuts and wrapped them around the front of the card - it's a top-fold card.

 Everything is adhered with E-Z Dots Permanent adhesive.

These are the supplies I used:

True Love Stamps

Ribbon Labels Die Set

Banner {die}tails Die Set

Other supplies used:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Dots Permanent
Clearsnap: Mixed Media Inx Black, Sparrow
Basic Grey: RSVP Collection
May Arts Ribbon: Lace
Sanding block, kraft cardstock

Happy Friday!
Beth Pingry

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Heart Shaker Card "And I'm in love with you."

Hello everyone! Today I have a super cute shaker card (wow, I do a lot of those, don't I?) to show you. I initially made a video, but that didn't turn out as well as I wanted it to, though. See the recipe below.
I knew that I wanted to use the Swirly Heart Die to create a shaker, but I wasn't sure how, so I chose the circle. And if you wanted, you could go back and cut out the lacy part of the die, and lay that over the heart and the acetate to create more dimension. I think that would create such a cool look.

AJVD products used: 

Non-AJVD products used:

  • Red cardstock
  • White cardstock
  • Pink cardstock
  • Ranger Archival Ink in Crimson
  • Glitter/Sequins/Flakes
  • Acetate
  • Scrapbook Adhesives foam sheets

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

celebrate today

Hello!  It's Amy here with a birthday card!

I love the

birthday art
birthday art

What a great unisex birthday set!  I struggle with masculine cards and this set is perfect set for guys!

I teamed it up with the fabulous

Chalkboard Backdrop Die Set

chalkboard backdrop die set
chalkboard backdrop die set
Isn't it great layered behind the sentiment?  Did you notice that the chalkboard is grey and the frame is Cherry Wood Veneer!

I'm really enjoying the whole chaklboard trend!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Valentine Gift Bag

Hi, Lisa here today sharing a
Valentine Gift Bag idea
using the Mini Bag Die
I made my little Valentine bag from Designer paper
I attached my sentiment panel, also from Designer paper
with a mini clothes pin.  I heat embossed "I melt for you" using Frosty Stamp and Die Collection, cut a strip and popped it up with dimensional tape.
Here is a little tip I found makes the bag look more finished
After I cut out my bag using the Mini Bag Die and trimmed off the little tabs using scissors,
I used a 1/4" corner rounder punch and rounded all the corners before putting it together.
I used the heart die from the Frosty Stamp and Die Collection to cut the center from the yellow
heart on the Designer Paper
Then I used a strong double sided tape on the tabs as shown
First, fold over the bag flap onto the side flap so the side flap is on the inside of the bag
Then fold up the bottom flap on the back of the bag.

There you go. Have fun making bags for your Valentine needs.
I also love making little bags from copy paper and vellum.

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Mini Bag Die
Mini Bag Die
Frosty Stamp & Die Collection
Frosty Stamp & Die Collection

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