Monday, September 25, 2017

You're A Star!

Hello, Lisa Hoel here. Can you believe we are in the last week of September now? Wow, this month is flying by. I made a card to send off to cheer someone up so I hope they will find it cheerful indeed. How can it not be with shaker balloons made with the Balloon Trio Die Set? ;-)

The little balloons are so fun to make. I used AJVD flat sequins inside.

The background was inked with Distress Inks and and misted with Perfect Pearls spray. I then cut it with the Scattered Stars Strip Die. The loopy border was cut with a paper punch from my stash and for the sentiment I used an old alpha stamp set I have.

Thanks for stopping by! Go get crafty and see what you can make to bring a little bit of happy into someone else's life.

AJVD Products Used:

Other Products Used:
various blue Distress Inks, Perfect Pearls Blue Smoke, Jet Black Archival Ink, cardstock, Tiny Attacher Stapler, thread, paper punch, foam tape

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Thank A Latte-Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

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

Today, I'm sharing a card for the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. So I'll keep my post somewhat short and sweet because I know there's lots and lots of hopping to do! :)

I kept my card pretty simple. I used the Cup of Love stamp and then did some simple coloring with it. I wanted to keep the focus on my cup, so I chose a nice green and just added some slight color to my plate.

After, I stamped on my sentiment piece at the bottom and then used the Polka Dot Rectangle die with it. Once done, I placed some foam squares on the back and then added it to my card base. Easy peasy, yeah?!...

AJVD products:

Cup of Love stamp set

Perk Up stamp set

Polka Dot Rectangle die set

Other supplies used:

White cardstock
Kraft cardstock
Black ink
Foam squares/Adhesive

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Beautiful Birthday Wraparound

Good morning! Ardyth here with a 'wraparound' card. I have been seeing more and more of these cards lately, where the design continues from the front to the back. Most of the ones I've seen have been side-folded cards, but I love a top-fold, so I thought about how to adapt the idea.

(back view)

It's really not different, as long as you think about the images you are using. Many of the wraparound cards I've seen have used scenes of houses or flowers on stems - for those to work, they would need to be around the bottom of the card - I just put my flowers along the side.

I created my stencils with full-page sticky notes (the whole back is sticky). With these daisy dies, you need the points between the petals to stick to the card base or your blending won't be clean. I used a clear acrylic block to rub over the flower centres and ensure the points were flat before I picked up my ink blending tools. Still, just to be sure, I worked from the outside to the centre of each flower, so that my blending strokes also helped to keep the poinst down. 

I used mostly yellows and oranges with a pop of warm purple for interest.

When it came time to buid my sentiment, I noticed that the font of the new 'happy birthday' dies is the same as the 'beautiful' die from Beautiful Roses. I created a comma with one of the centres of the letters.

Here's a quick video:

A Jillian Vance Products Used:

Image 1

Other Products Used:

White cardstock, Black cardstock
Distress Ink (Seedless Preserves, Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral)
Ink blending tools

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

harvest wreath...

Hello everyone!!  Are you enjoying the Coffee Lovers blog hop??? I hope you pulled out your AJVD coffee stamps and whipped up something yummy!  The card I'm sharing today isn't coffee related, but you can see my card for the Coffee Lovers blog hop here.  Today's card features lots of AJVD dies and a sentiment from the Hello Fall stamp set.

This card actually started over a week ago when I was working on the card I posted last week.  I had an idea to create some pom-pom style flowers to pair up with the Swirly Vine die that I used for that card.  To create my pom-pom flowers I pulled out the Stitched Fringed die and got to work.  Because I didn't want the flowers to sit up too high after die cutting the fringed strips from the orange striped paper I trimmed about 1/4 inch off the stitched portion and then using my quilling tool rolled up each flower.  When I got the flowers done I realized that they didn't work with the Swirly Vine the way I wanted them too so I set them aside for another card.   When I got back to them to create this week's card I was still somewhat at a loss as to what to do with them.  So I fiddled around with a couple of ideas until I came up with what you see.  I die cut the hoop from the Hoop It Up die set from multiple layers of thin chipboard and then adhered them together.  The little cross piece for the hoop was die cut from matte silver cardstock and adhered to the hoop.  I finished up the hoop by die cutting some patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Mischievous paper and adhering it on top.   The leaves were die cut from more paper from that collection using Leaves & Petals dies.   Once I got all that done I cut a piece of coordinating paper and then die cut the bottom with an Elegant Stitched Dot Edge border die.  More paper from the collection was adhered to the bottom of a cardstock base and then the die cut piece layered on top.  I adhered the hoop and then stamped the sentiment.  Finally I arranged the flowers and the leaves.  I really love how it turned out! If you have the Stitched Fringe die I hope you will try making some pom-pom flowers with it too!  Since I have one really fancy corner on my card I'm going to add this to the current Dies R Us challenge.

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

Hello Fall
Elegant Stitched Dot Edge
Leaves & Petals
Stitched Fringe Border

Hope you have a wonderful day!!


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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Coffee Lover Blog Hop: Thanks A Latte

Hello everyone... Helen is here with a one layered, embossed card with Fall/Coffee theme. This whole week, we join the fabulous Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. Check out this blog hop, create projects, and link them up there. You will have many chances to win the giveaway prizes from the Super Sponsors, and A Jillian Vance Design is one of them!

One way to add texture on a one layer card is by embossing it. I used the Grandpa's Glass: Cup of Love Die to embossed my card background. Then I stamped the leaf from the Cup Of Love Stamp Set to create the border.

I stamped one border leaf in the box, and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set on top of it. 

I added some distress ink around the edges of the card for extra shadow and finished the card with some twine.

A Jillian Vance Design has fabulous collection of coffee stamps and dies that you can purchase them here. Check them out, you'll LOVE them!

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

Grandpa's Glass: Cup of Love Die

Other products used:
Earthtone Heavy Weight Cardstock
Fall Ombre Ink Pad
Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad
Sponge Dauber
Natural Twine
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
WRMK Evolution Advanced Embossing Machine

Thank you so much for visiting today and have a fabulous caffeinated day!

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