Wednesday, July 26, 2017

leafing you...

Happy Wednesday AJVD fans!!  Wow... summer is in full swing and July is almost over!!  I was going to do a "Christmas in July" card, but when I got my new AJVD goodies (you can find them right here in the AJVD store) I decided to make a fall inspired card instead.  I used the new Be-Leaf in Yourself stamp set, as well as one of the dies from the Grand Leaf Trio die set.  The BE-LEAF in Yourself stamp set has so many cute, punny sentiments!  It is a must have for sure!

A week or so ago I was messing around with my watercolors and created a couple of panels that I didn't really care for, but I kept them because I thought I might be able to use them for something else.  As I was thinking about what I wanted to create those panels came to mind and I dug them out.  The first thing I tried didn't work, but then I decided to use one of the leaves from the Grand Leaf Trio die set.  I figured out which leaf would work with the sentiments and settled on the oak leaf.  I should have stamped the sentiment first and then die cut, but I did it in reverse so to get a nice image I just used my MISTI to do multiple stampings.  A panel of kraft cardstock was die cut with a Stitched Dot Rectangle and then I added the leaf and a little twine bow treatment.  I used the sketch from the current CAS(E) this Sketch so I will add it to the line up there.  Adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

BE-LEAF in Yourself
Grand Leaf Trio
Stitched Dot Rectangles

Have a wonderful day!!


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Thanks A Bunch (of Daisies)

Happy Tuesday! Ardyth here with a rainbow of daisies. I love the look of a lot of white space with bold pops of colour. Here's a quick step-by-step.

I started by creating a white background panel. For a finished look, I used the Minnie Pearl Bookmark die along one edge:

It's very easy to do this, but it's important that you only cut on that first edge - if you put the whole die through your machine, it won't cut the other side, but the die will definitely leave an impression on your panel! Ask me how I know! lol!

Next I stamped my sentiment off-centre, using a stamp positioning tool to ensure straight placement:

I die cut 6 daisies using the smallest die and 6 centres using the medium die (I wanted a bold pop of colour on each one!). I coloured each centre and popped it up on a daisy with foam tape.

Finally, I coated the back of the panel with foam tape, adhered it to my grey card base and arranged the daisies. I added Star Dust Stickles to the centres for some sparkle!

AJVD Products

Other Products:

White Cardstock, Gray Cardstock
Copics (R35, YR07, Y17, YG05, B66, V15)
Versafine Onyx Ink
Foam Tape
Star Dust Stickles

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Antique Sled Christmas Card

Hello, Lisa Hoel here with another Christmas in July card. I know I always have all sorts of Christmas creative ideas in my head but I run out of time when the season is actually upon us. I think starting in July might not be a bad idea! I wanted to go for a "woodsy" look so I pulled out the Antique Sled Die set.

I cut the background using the Elegant Rectangle Backdrop die set. For the top layer I sprayed it with Biscotti Perfect Pearls mist for a bit of shine and stamped the pine branches with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink. I lightly misted the stamping to give the branches a watercolor look and get the ink to react and do its oxidation thing. For the sled, I cut it out twice. Once from red paper and once from my "wood-grain" paper. I trimmed away the frame parts and glued the wood planks to the base red cut. It's a simple card but festive!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

AJVD Products Used:

Other Products Used:

Distress Oxide Ink - Peeled Paint, Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo,
Archival Ink Jet Black, Perfect Pearls Mist - Biscotti

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Not your circus...

Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday!!

Today, I'm sharing a simple and fun card using the new Not My Circus stamp set.

I started with my 'tent' which I simply stamped and then did some simple coloring with it. Once done, I did a little fussy cutting with my image. Next, I stamped on my sentiment piece. Which I didn't want my background to be too plain (so to speak), so I chose a little woodgrain patterned paper.

Once having my image stamped on my paper, I simply added my colored tent and to top things off, some twine. Easy peasy, yeah?!...

AJVD products:

Not My Circus stamp set

Other supplies used:

White cardstock
Patterned paper
White twine

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Christmas Blessings Ornaments - Christmas In July

Hello, everyone! Welcome to another Christmas in July post. Today I'm bringing you a super adorable card that is super simple to make. For 2 of the Christmas balls, I used the Basic Circle Backdrop Die, but for one of them, I actually just used the center from the French Horn die! It's a great way to reuse scrap pieces and make something adorable from it. I stumbled across this idea while working on a make-and-take idea and decided to run with it! It's such an adorable card and so simple to create. Christmas cards are my favorite to make, because there are so many ways to go about them. Make sure to check out the AJVD recipe below to see what other goodies from my line I used!
A Jillian Design Products Used:

Non-AJVD Products Used:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picket Fence
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink by Ranger in Red Geranium
Gold cardstock
Red cardstock
Green cardstock
White cardstock

Thank you, everyone, for checking out my card today! I hope I could offer up some inspiration!
God Bless,
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