Friday, October 11, 2019

Thankful for you

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

Today, I'm swinging in to share a simple Fall themed card with you.

I started by simply stamping on the acorns in black ink. After, I used some colored pencils to color things in. Easy peasy, right?!...Once all my coloring was done, I added on two sentiments using black ink. One being the 'Thankful' and the other being 'For You'. *Tip: I did notice a couple little spots weren't fully inked because of the colored pencils I used. So I simply used a black marker to fill those areas in. A black pen would probably work too. ;) Overall, a quick and simple card, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

Follow A Jillian Vance Design on:

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Be Jolly

Good morning! Ardyth here with a fun Christmas card using the new Just BeClaus stamp set and the Checkerboard coverplate.

To start, I cut the coverplate from some computer paper, to create a one-time stencil. I blended red ink through it, then I shifted it and blended more red ink, but lighter this time, over the areas that had the tiny lines.

Then I flipped the stencil over, and blended red ink through, one more time, and that created the little cross-hatch patterns.

I trimmed the panel with the second largest Stitched Dot Rectangle die and backed it with some silver glitter cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment with black ink, right on the panel and then I stamped the Santa on another piece of cardstock. I coloured it with Copic markers and fussy cut it. I had to 'shorten' the string holding the star so that it would fit. I just cut a portion of the string out of the image, and then made sure that the two ends matched up.

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Autumn... a second spring

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone!  Rosemary here on the blog today.  Did you enjoy all the projects created with the fabulous new cover plate dies?  I know I did!  Today I have a card that I made using some older dies and the new Autumn Pumpkin stamp set.

I got a little behind on making my card for this week.  When that happens I have a 'go to' type of card that I like to make and that is one that features die cutting.   For this card I used the Grand Leaf Trio die set and some lovely patterned paper from the Fall Market 6x6 pad from Carta Bella.   I settled on the sentiment from Autumn Pumpkin and decided to die cut my leaves so that each one had a flower at the center of the leaf.   I then used the stitch lines in the leaves to create peak and valley folds in the leaves to give them more dimension.   Some additional paper was die cut with the largest Stitched Dot Rectangle die and then stamped with the sentiment in a brown ink.  I adhered the leaves with Just Glue It adhesive.  Then I got the idea to create a string of bows to adhere to each of the leaves.  It was a great idea, but I ended up creating a bit of a problem for myself, lol.   Thankfully I was able to make it look okay!

A Jillian Vance Design products used:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Follow A Jillian Vance Design on:

Tuesday, October 8, 2019


Hi there, it's Tracey back here today with a quick and easy Halloween card using the brand new Vertical Pinstripe Cover Plate die and the Headline Alphabet!

I cut the Vertical Pinstripe Cover Plate Die from a piece of black cardstock and set it aside. Next I created a panel from Bristol Smooth cardstock hat was ink blended with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks. The panel was cut down to 5 18" x 3 15/16"  so that it will fit behind the black Vertical Pinstripe die cut. A second smaller piece of Bristol Smooth was also inked from Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks. I used the Headline Alphabet to cut the letters to spell BOO from the small green blended piece and I cut the letters two more time with white cardstock. The letters were stacked together with the green on top with liquid glue. I attached the Vertical Pinstripe piece to the larger ink blended panel with liquid glue and then once dry the whole piece was attached to a white top folding card base measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". The letters were then added to the bottom right of the card panel and coated with Star Dust Stickles!

Follow A Jillian Vance Design on:

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Opening Night AND World Cardmaking Day 2019!

Welcome to Opening Night for our 
Undercover Release, Act 2 of 2019
World Cardmaking Day!

Today we are sharing creations and also giving away a $25 Gift Card to the A Jillian Vance Design web store!

Please enjoy checking out our new release HERE
There is Free USA Shipping with any order of $25 or more until Oct 7th!

VIP package is MSRP: $161.65 now $135 with free shipping until October 15th, 2019

 and enjoy the amazing creations from our design team
and Happy World Cardmaking Day!

(Knit Stitch Cover Plate, Vintage Frame Backdrop, Petite Cactus Pair Die Set, Sam E. Snowman Die Set, Happy Birthday Stamp Set)

A Jillian Vance Design products used:
Vintage Frame Die Set, It's a Tweet World Die Set, Jingle Bells Die Set, World Adventure Stamp Set

Sets used: Checkerboard Cover Plate, Santa and Friends die set.


Sets used:  Vertical Pinstripe Cover Plate, Holly & Swirls die set, and Headline Type Alphabet die set


Sets used: Merry Mistletoe die set, Merry KISSmas stamp set, Checkerboard Cover Plate, Stitched Dot Circle Backdrop, Stitched Dot Rectangle Backdrop

We want to congratulate our winner of the 1st $25 gift card from our UNDERCOVER Release....
Meghan Kennihan 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

AND now for this Giveaway please enter below!
You must follow all instructions and enter thru the Rafflecopter Widget to be eligible.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Undercover Tech Week-Day 5

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

I'm swinging in to share a few cards using some of the new release goodies!

Check out each day for new creations by the AJVD Design Team!
Also each day return to this blog and enter to win a $25 Gift Card to the AJVD Webstore.
Use the Rafflecopter Widget to enter and you must comment on each daily blog post from September 30th to October 4th. Then at 8am Saturday morning, we will announce the winner and  you can begin to shop the release! You must comment everyday to qualify.

Then on Saturday World Cardmaking Day, we will have another $25 Gift Card to give away too!
All products shown this week are available to purchase Saturday October 5th at 8 am. EST.
Please enjoy checking out our new release HERE
There is Free Shipping with any order of $25 or more until Oct 7th!

Without further ado, here are my cards...

I started with a simple card. I used the new Horizontal Pinstripe cover plate and then added on a gold glitter die cut tree using the tree die from the Sweet Gingerbread Add On set. Then lastly added on a sentiment from the Merry KISSmas stamp set and the used the 'banner' from the Vintage Frame Backdrop die set. Easy peasy, right?!...

How about a shaker card?!...I thought I'd have some fun with the Vintage Frame Backdrop die set. I simple used the smaller frame to make my shaker. Which I used some red, gold, and pearl sequins and even added a few little clear jewels in the mix. After having my shaker made, I added it to my card base and then added on Santa. I used the Headline Type Alphabet dies to spell 'Santa' I used red glitter cardstock along with two layers of white cardstock underneath it. I also added a strip on black cardstock, thinking of it as Santa's belt. ;) Fun, yeah?!...

Lastly, a fun and simple gingerbread card. I used the new Knit Stitch cover plate for my background. Then used the Cozy Cottage Birdhouse and Sweet Gingerbread Add On die sets for my house and gingerbread man. I decided for my gingerbread man that I'd just draw on a face and buttons. Then for my 'snow' on the house I added some clear shimmer to it (sadly you can't see it, but it's there) and then added some light pink jewels for 'Christmas lights'.  Sweet, yeah?!...

Giveaway details using Rafflecopter.
You must comment on the blog post EACH day from Monday, September 30th to Friday, October 4th, 2019. Additional entries for Liking AJVD on Facebook and Following AJVD on Instagram
A winner will be chosen and a $25 credit added to their AJVD webstore account. All criteria must be followed.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

Follow A Jillian Vance Design on:

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Undercover Tech Week - Day 4 (Merry Little Christmas)

Good morning! Ardyth here with a sneak peek at one of the new sets in the upcoming 'Undercover' release.

I used the photo corners and sentiment strip from the Vintage Frame set to create a cool, modern Chrsitmas card.

There are 4 photo corner dies included so it's easy to cut multiples. I inked them up with red, pink, and 3 colours of green ink and glued them to a white panel.

I used the circle die from Sam E. Snowman and some red ink to create some contrast behind my sentiment strip.

Then I stamped a sentiment from Christmas Star Sentiments onto the sentiment strip included in the Vintage Frame set and I popped it up over the red circle.

I added some holly (from Sam E. Snowman) and some Stickles around the edge of the sentiment strip.

A Jillian Vance Design products used: