Monday, January 21, 2019

Your Love is Priceless!

Hello, friends! Happy Monday. I hope you're having a great day wherever you are.

Crazy that we're already over halfway through January! This month has been crazy. I started my final semester of college, and it's already insane. We're working on a packaging project, and it's so much fun, but it's also very stressful. I can't say I'm not ready to be done in May, I'm a little overwhelmed. Regardless, this month has flown by. It's almost February, which means Valentine's Day!

Today I have a card for you that I am very excited about! I created this 3D effect by layering my Stitched Dot Heart die! Check out the full recipe below. Have a wonderful day and a wonderful rest of the week!

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Friday, January 18, 2019


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

Today, I'm sharing a super fun and simple love card with you.

I started with making my background. Which I used two different shades of blue ink pads for. I simply held the ink pad and started at the top of my cardstock panel and lightly swiped it downward, towards the bottom of the panel. I did this with both of the colors and started with my lighter blue first. Easy peasy, right?!...

*Note: I did make a few panels using this technique because they always come out slightly different every time. So once I was done (or happy) with my panel, I stopped making more. lol

Next, I used the largest stitched dot rectangle die with my panel. Then added on my 'love' die cut piece. Which I layered two times with white cardstock and then my inked piece on top. And for my inked piece on top, I used one of the other panels that lined up close to the panel I was using. ;) I thought about it after, and could have inlaid the die cut piece but already had things the way they were. So I just went with it. Lastly, I added my little heart. And again I layered it three times, using white cardstock and then red cardstock on top. Simple, right?!...

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Curls & Swirls Two Ways

Good morning! Ardyth here with a pair of cards that show that one small change can make one BIG difference!

For both cards, I followed the same process:

  1. stamped the Curls & Swirls background with Copic-friendly ink, using my MISTI. I did not remove the stamp from the MISTI door.
  2. outlined the 'hidden' hearts in the background (you could ignore these for a more uniform background
  3. coloured the hearts quickly. Oh-so-quickly. No precision, just shades of red, yellow and pink
  4. coloured the background with blue-greens, yellow-green and blue. Again, QUICK.
  5. Placed the panel back into the MISTI
At this point the supplies changed. 

For the card on the left, I restamped with black ink and embossed with Clear embossing powder.

For the card on the right, I restamped with embossing ink and embossed with white embossing powder.

What a difference, right? Which one do you like better?

I finished the cards in the same way, but in opposite colours. 

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

love you...

Hello!  Rosemary here today.  With Valentine's day fast approaching I have a card to share that I made with the Swirly Heart die set and the Grande Greetings love die.   I just love that Swirly Heart die set and can't believe it took me so long to finally get it!

To create my heart I left the two dies attached.  Eventually I will cut them apart so that I can use the large die by itself.  I went through my papers and settled on papers from the My Mind's Eye On Trend pad.  I die cut the coral panel with the largest Stitched Dot rectangle die and then die cut the panel with the Swirly Heart die.  A second heart was die cut from white cardstock and then a third one was cut from the patterned paper.  I then adhered the main panel to a white cardstock base and pieced all the hearts into the opening.  Only two of the outline hearts were used so that the heart was slightly raised above the outline.  To make sure that all the pieces didn't fall out I covered the back of the top heart with washi tape.  The love word die was die cut from coordinating paper three times adhered together and layered on top with foam tape.  I stamped the word you (from the Watts Up set) in black ink, trimmed it out and popped it up with foam tape.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Rainbow Love

Hi there, it's Tracey here and I am starting to make a few cards for Valentines's Day.  I have a card that I hope will give you all the feels on a winter's day with a rainbow of pretty flowers and a message of love! 

I die cut the Dancing Daisies Cover Plate from some Bristol Smooth Cardstock and I sponged a rainbow with Distress Oxide Inks! I blended Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet together so that new colours were created when the inks blended together. I was careful after I cut the panel to leave the negative spaces in the die while I blended the inks. Once I was done I removed the negative piece and flicked some clean water on the panel and picked up some of the colour with paper towel. Next I flicked some watered down Copic Opaque White onto the panel and set it aside to dry.

While I was waiting I stamped and white embossed my two part sentiment from the tiny To & From stamp set. I added it to the centre of the card with foam tape for a bit of dimension. With this cover plate there are endless options of designs to create with it. With ink blending alone you can create it in almost any colour!

So did you get all the feels?

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Monday, January 14, 2019


Happy Hello everyone.. This is Annette Allen and this is my first post in over 2 years. I was on the Jillian Vance Design team years ago and well I am back. YAY So lets get started this a colorful card.

Today I am getting crafty with AJVD: Daily Doilies stamp set and Hello word die. I love stamping backgrounds and this set is fun to created a colorful background.

Next up... I die cut the Hello sentiment twice one on black card-stock and one in gold. Overlaying them to get the glitter shine through. Finishing up with some NUVO crystal drops in the center of the Doilies. 

If you love this AJVD: Daily Doilies don't worry more are on order so make sure to check back soon to get your order in of this pretty set. 

That is it simple and sweet.

Thanks for letting me share with you all today.
Happy Crafting!

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Friday, January 11, 2019


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

Today, I'm sharing a fun love card with you!

Rather than starting with my background panel, I started with my heart necklace. *Confession: I started my card this way because I really had no idea of what I was making or what things would lead to. lol I used some purple glitter cardstock and silver glitter cardstock for my 'necklace' using the Faceted Heart die set. I actually made two necklaces and then layered them together, using foam tape in between the layers.

Then (after some much thinking lol) I started my background. Which I chose the big XOXO stamp and used a purple ink with it. I simply just angled it and then randomly stamped it on my card base, though I did center it in the middle of my card panel first before randomly stamping it on all over. After, I used the largest Stitched Dot Rectangle die with it. To finish things off, I added some foam tape on the back of my die cut panel, added it to my card and then added my necklace. Simple, yeah?!...

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Enjoy your day!

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