Wednesday, February 19, 2020

you are a gift...

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Rosemary here with a birthday card!  I have been wanting to make a card with the new Make A Wish stamp set and today is the day!  I used a lot of different dies along with the stamp set to create my card.

I started by stamping the birthday present image on smooth Bristol cardstock with VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink.  I set that aside to dry and then set about picking patterned papers to use for my card.  Once I had picked my papers I colored the present using ZIG markers in a light blue and light green.  Once I was finished I trimmed out the present and then added a little bit of light gray shading to the insides of the ribbons.  I then die cut a circle from white cardstock with a Polka Dot Circle die and adhered the present with foam tape.  The light blue polka dot paper was die cut with a medium sized Stitched Dot rectangle die and the plaid paper with the largest rectangle backdrop die.  I used the fishtail banner die from the Instant Frame 2.0 die set to cut the light green banners (I cut twice and then adhered them together.  One of the dies from the Sentiment Strips 2.0 set was used to cut additional plaid paper, layered on the green banner and then adhered it behind the circle.   The rectangles were adhered to a white cardstock base and then I adhered the circle piece.  I finished by stamping the sentiment on vellum with watermark ink, heat embossing in white and then die cutting with a Stitched Dot Heart die.  The heart was adhered with rolled up glue dots placed behind the embossing.  I used the sketch from Fab Friday so I will be posting this there.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Make & Take Sneak Peek Part 1

Hello, friends!

Jillian here. Today I thought I'd share what mom & I have been working on; show season is coming up, and we have two really great ones coming up; Scrap and Stamp in Columbus, OH March 27 & 28, and Adventures in Stamping in Akron, OH April 25 & 26 (with classes, including ours, beginning on the 24th!)

I'll have another video up on Thursday with the second card. You can pick between the two, or do both! It's up to you. Each make & take is $4 and you will receive an exclusive mini stamp set.

Here's the first option.

I also created a really short video talking about it!

Come see us at these shows, it's gonna be super fun!
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Monday, February 17, 2020

Hey There Cupcake!

Hey All!  Lisa here and today I'm sharing with you a card I made using the new Hey Cupcake stamp set... along with a few other things...

What is better with coffee than a cupcake???  Um... nothing.  I love the Hey Cupcake stamp set and all of it's super "sweet" and cupcakey sentiments!  I stamped all of my images and cut them out using my Scan N Cut and then colored them with Copics.  The cup is from the Hug In A Mug stamp set and I like to cut the center out of my handle and find it easiest if I can cut through the handle into the center.  I do it in the black line part so you don't notice it.  And the oh so pretty flowers are from the Dear Daisy set.  I knew they'd make great embellishments!

And how about that Vintage Frame!!  I love a great frame and it's fun to pop them up for dimension.  I like to make some of my images push the limits of the frame too.  Just added that fun sentiment from Hey Cupcake and a few sequins and it's ready for mailing!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed it and come back soon for more A Jillian Vance Design inspiration!

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Memories with Karen ReƔtegui

Hello crafty peeps! Today I’m sharing this vintage card over Jillian Vance Design Blog featuring the Eternal Spring Stamp Set. 

Let’s start! I stamped onto a panel the script stamp using WOW! Embossing Pad and heat embossed it with Weathered Gold Embossing Powder from the WOW! Trio Metalz. Next, I applied Vintage Photo distress oxide ink to this panel using one Life Changing Blender Brush. Also, I added water using just my fingers and wiped off the excess. Additionally, I wrapped a piece of natural twine at the bottom of my background and a white card base was added at the back using glue. 

Then, I stamped the flowers and heat embossed them using Crusty Copper Embossing Powder, also from the WOW! Trio Metalz. I added color with Tombow markers and then I fussy cut each flowers. 

Finally, I stamped my sentiment from the Eternal Spring Stamp Set on top of a white die cut made with the Vintages Frames Dies, also from Jillian Vance Design. I arranged all my images and sentiments on my panel and added some sequins and iridescent jewels as a final touch. 

Thanks a lot for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Thursday, February 13, 2020


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

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

I started by making some stencils using the Signature Polka Dot Cover Plate and the Scattered Hearts Strip Die. Once done, I simply did some ink blending with the stencils. I used a lighter pink ink for the polka dots and then a red for the hearts. Which I did the dots first and then the hearts. Simple, right?!...

Next, I used the Headline Type Alphabet dies for the 'LOVE U'. I layered the letters a total of four times, having the silver glitter cardstock on top. Pretty straight forward and easy, yeah?!...To finish things off, I added a piece of red cardstock to my base card, then some foam tape on the back of my stenciled panel and added it to my card. Lastly, I added the letters on and then some white twine. Fun, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

I found the one...

Hello everyone!  Rosemary here with one final Valentine.  This time I used lots of patterned papers with several different A Jillian Vance Design dies and a beautiful sentiment from the Happy Hearts stamp set.

Originally when I started this card I was going to use the larger heart from the Happy Hearts stamp set, but I quickly determined once I die cut the heart that it didn't look right with the design I had in mind.  So I decided to used the slightly smaller heart die and cut it from a fun valentine inspired patterned paper.  I used one of the sentiment strip dies from the Sentiment Strip 2.0 die set to cut a strip of light pink and white paper and then trimmed it down to fit inside the panel die cut from off white cardstock.  I then picked out a black and off white animal print paper and used the two leafy dies from the Spring Birdie set to cut the paper.   Then I layered those two pieces behind the heart and adhered the heart along with the strip to my panel.   I die cut some of the light pink and off white paper with the fishtail banner die from the Stitched Sentiment Quartet and then stamped the sentiment using Catherine Pooler Rose Petals ink.  Isn't that sentiment so beautiful?   I finished the card by die cutting some butterflies (also from Spring Birdie) from another coordinating paper and then adhering the sentiment banner.   The colors I used for my card fit perfectly with the Paper Players challenge so I will be posting it there.  My card also works perfectly for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge so will post it there, too.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Merci, Gracias, Danke with Karen Reategui

Hello friends! Today I’m over Jillian Vance Design blog sharing this card using the new Thank You Stamp Set and the Signature Polka Dot Cover Die. I’m also featuring new products from WOW!

Let’s begin, I started by die cutting a white panel using the Signature Polka Dot Cover Die. Then, I applied WOW! Embossing Pad and heat embossed it using Amalfi Embossing Glitters from the WOW! Trio Italian Adventure.

I adhered a fuchsia panel and a white card base at the back using glue. Next, I stamped and heat embossed the words Merci, Gracias and Danke from the Thank You Stamp Set using WOW! Oceanic Colour Blend Embossing Powder. I attached these sentiments using foam tape, a few sequins and my card was done.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!


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