Monday, April 27, 2015

Thanks A Latte Card

Lisa Lara, AJVD, Kecia Waters, latte

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week.  Kecia Waters on this Monday, sharing a thank you card that would be perfect to give to that special teacher.  I'm thinking a Starbucks Gift Card tucked inside would be sure to bring a smile.

This card features the stamp set designed by Lisa Lara Originals, "Teacher, Teacher".  To make this card, I stamped the latte image onto X-Press it cardstock, a piece of patterned paper from My Mind's Eye, and kraft cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I paper pieced the latte cup together, running the kraft piece through my paper crimper.  I stamped the greeting "Thanks A Latte", also from "Teacher, Teacher" onto the cup.  

On a piece of kraft cardstock, I drew a straight line with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker near the bottom.  I colored below the line with Copic markers, adding a shadow for the cup.  I adhered the cup into the scene and drew stem coming from the cup opening with the Memento Tuxedo Black marker.  

Lisa Lara, AJVD, Kecia Waters, latte

I framed the kraft with black cardstock, and placed onto a panel of patterned paper from My Mind's Eye.  This was also framed with black cardstock.  I cut two flags using a flag from AJVD's "Banner {die}tails Nested Die Set".  Wanting to mimic the look on the latte cup, I ran these flags through my paper crimper.  Finishing details on this card include buttons and twine.

AJVD Supplies:
"Teacher, Teacher" designed by Lisa Lara Originals

Other Supplies:
Copic Markers, X-Press It, My Mind's Eye, kraft cardstock, black cardstock, buttons, twine, paper crimper, Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, Memento Tuxedo Black marker

Thanks for visiting today! Have a pleasant week!  Keep checking back on the blog for more AJVD inspiration!


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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Casting all your care . . .

Today I am featuring the new Watering Can Die Set.  Our friend Lisa (Lisa's Ink, Paint and Paper) sent me a photo of a card she made using it too . . .she made it a Coffee Mug!
That never crossed Jillian's or my mind!  So I decided to make a card using Simply Said: Coffee and Jesus Stamp Set and stamp it on a "Mug" made from the {die}signer Pocket and Watering Can Die Set.
I stamped the pocket before assembling then matched up where to stamp on the Backdrop layer.
Then assembled the pocket and adhered it to match up.
Cut a circle out and popped it in the pocket for some "whipped topping" and added Oil Rubbed Bronze Sequins as accents.  The Ric Rac die cuts set off the smaller sentiment.

A Jillian Vance Design supplies:

Other supplies used:
Ranger Ink Wendy Vecchi Signature in Potting Soil
Ranger Mini Glue Stick
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Simple Stories SN@P Lights Color Vibe Paper

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

sew special quilt

Hello, it's Amy T here with a 'quilted' card.

I love the  Grandma's Garden Quilt Block die:

You can have so much fun interchanging the hexagons with different colors/patterns of paper.  

For those of you that follow my personal blog, you may remember we recently celebrated Darin's 50th birthday.  He had so many family members that flew/drove in for the festivities.  It was a wonderful time for everyone!  Darin's Aunt made him a gorgeous quilt that was map themed.  She mentioned that it would be perfect in the airplane, which is where it is now.

I stamped the interior of the card with a sentiment from the Sew Special Stamp Set:

I hope that she likes the card!

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!


sew special
sew special

grandma's garden
grandma's garden quilt block die
other supplies:
cardstock, pattern paper, archival ink

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stenciled Birthday

Hi, Lisa Lara here today, sharing how to make this
Stenciled Birthday Card
using new releases
This one layer birthday card is quite easy to make and great to have on hand.
I have a little tutorial below showing how to make your own stencil for this card.
 I made myself a stencil using one of the balloons from the
 I made one stencil for each color I will be using so the colors don't get muddied up when they overlap.
I used a light hold tape to hold my card in place.
Then I placed the balloon cut out where I want my sponged balloon to be (as my guide).
Then I will just place my stencil over the balloon then remove the balloon die cut so I can sponge.
So I sponged the one in the center, now I will do one at each end.
Repeating the process above.
Next, I will add two more balloons.
I am sponging light, for a softer tone, you can sponge as heavily as desired.
Now that I have all the balloons done it's time to add the strings and sentiment.
For this I'll use the new stamp set Happy Birthday.
Then I finished it off with Snowcap White Opaque 4mm Sequins.
I'm also playing in the Happy Little Stampers

Snowcap White Opaque 4mm Sequins
Snowcap White Opaque 4mm Sequins

Balloon Trio Die Set
Balloon Trio Die Set

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
See you next week!
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Scarlet and Gray Needle and Thread Card

A Jillian Vance Design, Kecia Waters, sewing

Happy Monday!  Kecia Waters on the blog today.  I wanted to share with you a card a made while playing with the must-have AJVD "Needle & Thread" die set and some "Buckeye Blend Divine Twine".  I feel this is a pairing that is meant to be!

To make the spool of thread, I used the "Needle & Thread" die set to cut the spool from a piece of thick, white textured paper.  I did some distressing with Marvy Gray dye ink.  Then, I wrapped "Buckeye Blend Divine Twine" around the spool.  I made the needle with the "Needle & Thread" die set by cutting some metallic gray cardstock.  I "threaded" the needle with more "Buckey Blend Divine Twine".    I could have stopped there, because my little creation was as cute as can be.  

A Jillian Vance Design, Kecia Waters, Buckeye Blend, Divine Twine

I did decide to adhere my creation to a card.  I used patterned paper from The Paper Cut, white and black cardstock to form the layers on my card.  I stamped the sentiment from the AJVD "I'll Be Darned" stamp set from Becky Schultea using Versafine Onyx Black.

Using the "Needle & Thread" die set I cut some buttons from scarlet and gray cardstock for the card as well.

AJVD Supplies:

Other Supplies:
textured white cardstock, white cardstock, scarlet cardstock, gray cardstock, metallic gray cardstock, Versafine Onyx Black ink, patterned paper from The Paper Cut, Marvy Gray dye ink

I had so much fun making this card!  I am "Sew Thankful" to be a Buckeye.  ;-)  You had to know I would use the colors scarlet and gray for this, didn't you???!!!


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