Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Sympathy Vine

Hi there, it's Tracey here with a very elegant, clean and simple sympathy card using the Swirly Vine diesigns die along with a sentiment from the new Bold Butterflies stamp set.

I blended a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with two shades of green Distress Oxide inks, splattered the panel with some clean water and set it aside to dry. Once dry I cut the Swirly Vine die from the panel. Another panel was cut using the largest die from the Stitched Rectangle Dot Backdrop set and the 'with sympathy' sentiment from the Bold Butterfly stamp set was stamped on to it. The panel was adhered to the card base with foam tape. Finally I used the new Jillian Vance Design Just Glue It glue pen to add glue to the back of the main stem of the vine and adhered it to the panel leaving some of the leaves and swirls loose for added interest.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Hello and Goodbye....

Hello everyone.. Annette Allen here with you again and also sad to say that this will be my last post on the AJVD blog as one of the design team members. I have had a blast. Many of you already know that I was on the team about two years ago so it was nice to come back and share my designs with you all. So thank you Bunny and Jillian.... 

I created this card using AJVD: Hello DIEalogue Word die and Mini Sail Boat die

So lots of die cutting for this card but the good thing is that you can use all that fun designer scrap paper. Mix your patterns and so wild with color and patterns. I die cut the sentiment using some left over glitter card-stock and added a strip of designer paper at the bottom.

That is all... totally simple to create.

Thanks again for letting me share my creations with you all. 
I have had a great time!

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Friday, June 21, 2019

SEA you soon

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

I'm swinging in to share a fun and simple card with you today! :)

I started with making my background. Which I used the mermaid scales cover plate die for, but instead of using the actual die as intended (that actually 'cuts' everything), I just used it for embossing.  After I used foam tape on the back of it and then added it to my card base. Simple, right?!...

Next, I used the sailboat die for making the sailboat and just used it with different colored cardstocks. After, I did some trimming with scissors to make the sails, flag, and boat. Then glued all the pieces where I wanted them. Once done, I added some foam tape on the back and then added it to my card. Lastly, I added a sentiment onto a banner from the eggstra special create a card die set and then added it to my card. Fun, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Cause Poster Series

Hello, everyone! Jillian again. (Wow, you've been seeing me a lot lately, huh?) Today I don't have a card, however, I wanted to share one of my graphic design projects from senior year of college! We were tasked with creating a series of 3 posters for a cause that we're passionate about, which would serve the purpose of educating or calling people to action. I chose the organization Hope for the Day. I became familiar with this organization through going to concerts; they're heavily involved with the alternative scene! HFTD strives to destigmatize mental illness and raise awareness for it, as well as be proactive in preventing suicide. They've partnered with a bunch of my favorite bands and are spreading their message throughout the country in awesome ways; they even have a coffee shop in Chicago and proceeds go towards helping complete their mission. I'm going to insert my concept statement that is actually available on my portfolio site, as well as the rest of my projects, which you can check out HERE, and I'm going to shamelessly promote my Instagram and Facebook! I'm not sure why the photo quality is not great, but clearer versions are available on my site.

Mental health is looked at in a completely different way than physical health, and is often a topic that becomes extremely stigmatized, resulting in pain and misunderstanding for many. The cause and organization chosen is Hope for the Day, a mental health awareness organization that seeks to start the conversation on mental health by different outlets; partnerships, advocates, and classes that help to destigmatize mental illness and prevent suicide in a pro-active fashion. These posters stick consistently to Hope for the Day’s branding colors (black and white), and include bold text calling the viewer to learn more about mental health and the stigma behind it, to help those in need, and to always have hope, that they are never alone and always have resources. Pops of color call attention to important information and key points about mental health.

Thank you for checking out the blog today! I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Hello and happy Wednesday everyone!  Rosemary here with a sweet little card I made using the Dear Daisy stamp set along with the Swirly Vine die (one of my favorite dies!).  I'm also using the thanks word die.  This die is currently in the sale category.  I love the font used for this die as it is very versatile.  I would grab one while you can!

I used papers from the lovely Carta Bella Flower Market 6x6 pad for my card.  I stamped the large daisy from the Dear Daisy set on a light pink with Catherine Pooler Rose Petals ink and then trimmed it out.   I used the largest flower center die from the Fringe Flower die set and die cut it from some darker pink paper.  That was adhered to the center of the flower with foam tape.  The Swirly Vine was die cut twice from a light green patterned paper.  I die cut the thanks three times from the same paper as the flower center and adhered them together with A Jillian Vance Design Just Glue It adhesive.   I love the patterned paper that I used for the background.  It is just so pretty!  That was die cut with the largest Stitched Dot rectangle die.  I layered all the elements on the die cut panel and then adhered the panel to a cardstock base made from a dark rose color.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Love is Love

Hello, everyone! Jillian again. Today I have a really fun card I created for Pride Month.

Supporting the LGBTQ+ community is incredibly important to me; I have so many friends who are members of it, and as an ally, I strive to build acceptance and understanding. Everyone is deserving of love, no matter what gender. Our world has become much more accepting over the years, but we still have an extremely long way to go. Today I have a simple pride card (similar to my card yesterday), using my Sentiment Strip die again to create the stripes on my rainbow flag. Love is love is love is love, and I am so proud of all the brave, wonderful people who are strong enough and who have been strong enough to pave the way for an entire community.

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Also, make sure to check out the card I created for Pride last year using my Old Glory stamp set!

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Monday, June 17, 2019

4th of July Card

Hello, friends! Happy Monday. I hope you're all doing well.
Today I have a simple 4th of July card using my Sentiment Strips die to create the stripes on the flag!
I was inspired by a similar card that a Nicole in Stamp Junkies posted for Memorial Day.
 I can't believe how quickly June is flying by; before we know it, it'll be July 4th (if you need me, I'll be binge watching Stranger Things season 3). I also just used a Polka Dot Square die and the Scattered Stars Strip! Below you can find the entire recipe. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Also, don't forget, our Splash into Summer sale is still on! Get 75% off select products (we're making room for brand new goodies!)

Have a GREAT week!!!

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