Monday, August 15, 2022

Eek - A Jackolantern


Hello!  I've got some Halloween inspiration for you today!


I created a Jack O Lantern with the Pumpkin Create A Card and added a quick sentiment with the Eek word die from the Hootie Halloween Add On Die Set and that cute little Tiny Tag.  Have you seen the Tiny Tags sets in the shop?!  Adorable!  I hung mine on the pumpkin vine, but the set comes with the stamp set, coordinating tiny tag die and some Vintage Garment Pins to use to attach them.


That's me for today!  I love how easy this Pumpkin Create a Card set is to make a quick Halloween card.  Hope you enjoyed it and come again soon!


Friday, August 12, 2022

Tuesday Night Live - Brutus Monroe Haul!

Hello, everyone! Jillian here. 

For our Tuesday Night Live this week, mom and I decided we'd show off everything we got at Brutus Monroe! We were in Pittsburgh, so of course we had to stop by and chat with the awesome Christopher Alan and grab some goodies! 

In our video, I swatch every single glitter glaze as well as embossing powders, so make sure you check that out. 

I absolutely love Brutus Monroe, and I hope you guys do too! They have some amazing products, so be sure to check out the website and check out our live to see what we did. 




Monday, August 8, 2022

Cool Cat Witch You Were Here!


I'm back with another Cool Cat card!  I decided to go all in with her witchiness and decided she'd be green!


I created my frame using a scalloped circle and a regular circle and I LOVE it!  Gonna make a bunch more of those.  I added the large web from the Spidey Web Die Set behind it which you can see a little behind the cat... also something I'm going to do again.

I added the mouse from a set that isn't in the shop right now but there are a couple left so if you might want it (there is a paw, a bone and the mouse) just contact Bunny and she can make it happen!


My background was made with some design paper and I stamped a sentiment from Happy Owloween onto one of the sentiment strips.

I just love this Cool Cat die!

That's me for today!  I hope you enjoyed it!  Come again soon for more A Jillian Vance Design inspiration!




Wednesday, August 3, 2022

You Light Up My Life

Hello, everyone! Jillian here. Today I have a really fun springy card using our new Lovely Lantern die set. This is perfect to send to someone just to let them know you miss them! 

I used some Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze in Galaxy to make my lantern super sparkly and beautiful (I did that on this Tuesday Night Live). 

To match the glitters in this one, I chose purples and blues, and cut some of the Mini Spring Mix to add as accents on the bottom. I also used Elizabeth Crafts Glitter on the candle wax for a little extra pizazz!

View the full product list below, and I'll see you later!


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

A Sweet Hello!

Hello! Bunny here today with a cute little kitty card using the new Cool Cat Die Set!
I think I'm partial to black cats because I had one as a child, Panther, was her name. She would roam the farm all day and then come in the house at night. 
I thought this little cat needed to be peeking out from a flower!
It's not just for Halloween it can be any season, especially if you're a cat lover. 
Jillian and I are both allergic so we don't have a cat at our house.

For this card I started with the Mini Slimline Backdrop then I added the
Mini Slimline Stitched Plaid Cover Plate, use the Flower Pot die and stamped it with the Cracked Paint Background Builder Stamp then ink blended with Walnut stain distress ink oxide. 
Then I added the stem from the Flower Pot Die Set and the leaf and flour from the Fringe Flower Die Set.
And the Cool Cat Die Set is perfect peeking out behind that Fringe Flower.



Thank you for stopping by today!
Enjoy your week!



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Monday, August 1, 2022

Meowy Kissmas!


I've got one more Christmas Card for you!  I couldn't help but use the new Cool Cat Die Set for this one!  I cut the cat from white felt and used the hat from the Santa and Friends Die Set.

I created a frame using the Hexagon Backdrop Die Set and cut the Mistletoe from gel prints and the bow from glitter paper.


I arranged the frame and other elements onto the card front and then cut the Meowy from white glitter paper and layered them onto the pink strip and then heat embossed the Kissmas from the sentiment set onto the strip!  Perfect, right??  Meowy Kissmas.  Punny.


I just love this sweet die set!  I'll be using it again soon in all of the set's fall goodness, but I definitely needed to get this one out of my system first!

Thanks so much for joining us for Christmas in July!  Hope you enjoyed all of the Holiday goodness!


Thursday, July 28, 2022

Tuesday Night Live Recap Quilt Block Tips

This last Tuesday Night Live, we had some fun with Press and Seal and the "New" Quilt Block Dies that I brought BACK from The Vault! I missed having these to play with

We used to use a tape method; tape before taking your paper out of the die, so you can peel and replace easier. However, in Tuesday's live, we showed a method with Press 'n Seal. Yes, that Press 'n Seal. 

Check out the video for more information and how to do it! 

These are available now on our website, along with the Mini Quilt Blocks, Needle & Thread, and stamp sets (I linked the Sewing collection above). These are so, so much fun. There are endless possibilites; perfect for any season, perfect for any type of card, and perfect for your quilter and sewing friends!

Thank you so much for joining us and checking out the blog! We won't be live next week, since we'll be going to Stampaway, but we will be back the next week!