Friday, February 22, 2019

Some BUNNY special

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

Today, I'm sharing a simple and sweet card with you.

Cute, yeah?!...I went with making some chocolate bunnies and a special little 'glitter chocolate' bunny. ;) To start, I used the largest stitched dot rectangle die with some patterned paper. After I placed foam tape on the back of the die cut panel and then added it to my card base. Then set aside.

Next, I started making my little bunnies. I used the little peepster die with a brown cardstock and then one with a dark brown glitter cardstock. Easy peasy, right?!...Once done, I placed foam tape on the back of each bunny and then added them to my card. To finish my card off, I added a sentiment which I stamped on white cardstock and layered it two times with foam tape on the back (to make it stand out a little bit more from the bunnies). ;) Then added some burlap twine. Simple, yeah?!...

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Foiling Fun with INKBoss

Good morning! Ardyth here with a new (to me!) way to use the INKBoss Inkpression plates!

I recently got a Gemini FoilPress, which is a foiling machine that you use with special foil and your Gemini Junior die cutting machine. And ever since I got it, I've had fun trying to foil all the things!

I decided to give the Celebration plate a try. Now, these plates have a subtle difference between the levels of the design, and we know that one of the best ways to get a good impression with them is to use watercolour cardstock. It's thick and soft, and easily accepts the embossed design. 

In the end, I found that I needed to use the metal shim that comes with the FoilPress, along with 3 cardstock shims to get really good foil coverage on the watercolour cardstock.

To finish the card, I trimmed the foiled panel with the second largest Stitched Dot Rectangle die and then rounded off one end with one of the Elegant Stitched Dot Border dies. I layered it over a black panel that had been trimmed with the same Stitched Dot Rectangle die so that only a portion was visible. I popped the whole thing up on a plain white card base.

I cut a black Sentiment Strip and a white Grande Greetings: Celebrate and adhered them to the foiled panel. I added a few Snowcap sequins as embellishments.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Birthday Shaker Card

Hello! Rosemary here with a bright and fun shaker birthday card.  After all the snow we had here in the Pacific Northwest last week I am definitely ready for some spring!  As I dreamed about spring my thoughts turned to the fun Dancing Daisy cover die and the Open Daisies die set and how it would be fun to create a shaker card with them.

My color choices for the card were based on the color of A Jillian Vance Design sequins that I wanted to use.  I decided that I would use blue, green and white sequins.  So I looked through all my 6x6 paper pads and found the bright green with polka dot paper and a blue with a gingham print.  I used the Dancing Daisy cover plate die to cut the green polka dot paper.   Then I die cut the open daisies from the blue gingham paper and adhered them over the corresponding daisies.   I die cut some white cardstock with the largest Stitched Dot Rectangle die and then placed it inside my stamping tool.  I laid the daisy frame on top so I could determine where to place my sentiment and then stamped it with black ink.  The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday stamp set.  I adhered some acetate to the back of the daisy, added thin strips of foam adhesive to the white cardstock panel, then filled the center with my sequins and adhered the daisy frame over the top.   Finished the card by adhering the shaker element to a white cardstock base.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Succa for you

Hi there, it's Tracey and time to change things up a bit! Not a card for the holiday season and not a card for Valentines but a cute card that could be sent out any time of the year!

The Cute Cactus Die Set and the Petite Cactus Pair Die Set are perfect for sending a note to bring a smile to a good friend or someone who is special in your life!

I sponged a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide inks for the cactus and once dry I flicked some clean water on to the panel for I cut the cactus from the Cute Cactus Die Set and the smaller cactus from the Petite Cactus Pair Die Set. Another part of the panel was sponged with Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide inks for the flowers cut with the same two sets. The background was created by smooshing Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on to a panel of watercolour paper which became the card front. I then smooshed a small panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock into some Walnut Stain Distress Oxide inks which I cut the sandy ground from using the Elegant Stitched Dot Dies. The card was finished off with a sentiment from the Succa For You stamp set.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Happy Easter Eggs

Hello, Bunny here on this Happy President's Day Monday!
Happy Easter Eggs is what my Grandma Bartlett used to say...not just on Easter but every holiday!  Makes for great memories, so Jillian included it on her new EGGstra Special Stamp Set!

So for this card, I am using the new EGGstra Special Create A Card Die Set
This set will either MAKE an Egg Shaped A2 Card or as I did here you can add it to an A2 card as well!
I blended Catherine Pooler Inks in Grass Skirt and Something Borrowed to create a landscape colored scene behind my Towering Tree Die,  The EGGstra Special Create A Card Die Set comes with a cute little hanging Easter Egg die and string (I didn't use it) plus a grass die, banner die, cracked egg many options and it works so well with our other Spring Dies such as our Chocolate Bunnies Die Set, Bunny Love Die, Hey Chick Stamp and Die Set, Three Calvary Crosses and more!
What a fun die to make so many variations of Easter cards!
The background of the A2 Card was stamped in Limoncello CP Ink using our Scattered Snow Background stamp for just a little burst of color, and the sentiment from  EGGstra Special Stamp Set was stamped in Icing on the Cake CP ink.  I used my Zig Clean Markers to color in the centers of the eggs!

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Friday, February 15, 2019


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

Today, I'm sharing a fun Spring themed card with you.

Cute, yeah?!...I started with doing some masking and ink blending with my chick. I chose a couple different blues and then a yellow and orange inks for my blending. After I stamped on some fun glasses in black ink. Then added on my beak and eyes. Simple, right?!...

Next, I used the striped cover plate with a light yellow cardstock for my background. Which I used a piece of white cardstock with the largest stitched dot rectangle, to adhere my yellow striped panel to. After, I use foam tape on the back of my panel and added it to my card base. I then used the smallest sentiment strip die with white cardstock and made a little banner/flag from it. Once done, I stamped on my sentiment and then added some burlap twine around the one end. Before adding it to my card, I added foam tape on the back. And then to finish things off, I added my chick, which I used foam tape on the back of it as well. Fun, yeah?!...

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Warm Heart

Happy Valentine's Day! Ardyth here with my final Valentine for 2019! I created a non-traditional valentine by combining the new Swirly Heart die set, Oh! Knit and Frosty. Yes. Frosty. He had the perfect sentiment for my cozy card!

I started by stamping the cable on a panel of white cardstock. Then I coloured it with copic markers, using different shades of gray to give texture and dimension. I coloured the centre one pink, then I cut the panel with the outside die from Swirly Hearts.

I lined up the heart on another white panel and used my MISTI to line up the cable stamp again, to match up with the pink cable. I removed the heart then stampd and coloured the pink cable on my panel. I popped up the heart on the white panel using foam tape.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment on the narrowest Sentiment Strip and trimmed it.

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