Thursday, September 16, 2021


Hi everyone, it's Bunny here for a Throwback Thursday card!

This Perfect Pumpkin die set is so fun to play with, and is a smaller version of the Pumpkin Create-A-Card! 

So today for my card, I decided to use the Perfect Pumpkin and Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink to create that creamy soft pumpkin! Ink blending can give whole new dimension to paper.

Then, I added some nice olive green Fresh Foliage and a burgundy flower combination from the Mini Spring Mix. 

For my background I use the Stitched Rectangles as my base, then the Quatrefoil Cover Plate (one of my favorites) as the next layer, and used the Elegant Edges die set to create just that- an elegant edge, for me to then stamp! It's easy to make a custom band by
just making one cut, then move it up a little bit to the width that you want, cut again, and you have a nice shaped band.

 This sentiment is stamped in the new Ranger  Ground Espresso Archival Distress Ink, and from the Autumn pumpkin stamp set which now has matching dies!

Thank you for joining me today and have a great weekend! You can view the entire product list below. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

happy fall... y'all!

Hello!  Fall isn't exactly here... yet, but it is definitely feeling like fall here in the Pacific Northwest.  Some wet weather has arrived!  Today I'm sharing a card that I created with the new Bountiful Basket die set and I did a little something extra with the set!  I also used images from the Hug in a Mug stamp set and a sentiment from the Pumpkin Spice stamp set. 

The Bountiful Basket die set includes four dies.  The basket, two inserts and the bow.   One of the inserts is an impression plate that allows you to impress the stitched plaid design on the basket.  I used that plate to foil!  Yes... if you have a hot foiling machine (Spellbinders and Crafter's Companion sell them), you can hot foil the stitched plaid on to your basket!   I die cut the basket from a rich yellow cardstock and then hot foiled the stitched plaid design in gold foil.    To create continuity in the design I also used the Stitched Plaid cover plate die for my background.  I cut that from off white cardstock and then adhered it to kraft cardstock that I die cut with the largest Stitched Dot rectangle die.   As I indicated I used floral images from the Hug in a Hug set.  I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  I die cut them with the matching dies.   I then figured out my arrangement for the basket.  The flowers needed a little something so I die cut a small branch from the Budding Branches die set from brown glitter cardstock and added those into my arrangement.  I finished with the bow that I die cut from orange glitter cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped in VersaFine Clair Acorn ink and die cut with a sentiment strip die from the Slimline Essentials Backdrop die set.  Look for me to foil additional baskets in the future!  Adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of lots of layers. 

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Peace Ornament

Hi, everyone! Jillian here. I hope you're all doing well! Today I have a super simple yet elegant Christmas/winter card with an interesting new way to use the Vintage Ornaments die set

I just used a Stitched Dot Circle and placed the ornament topper on to create a different shaped ornament! It fits on perfectly! The ornament is stamped with the Scattered Snow and then embossed with silver Wow! Embossing Powder, along with that "Peace" sentiment. I also used some gorgeous papers from The Paper Cut! The full product list can be found below. Again, it's simple but elegant and pretty.

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Monday, September 13, 2021

A Grateful Heart

Hello!  Did you know that this beautiful Autumn Pumpkins stamp set now as coordinating dies??

I created a nice Weathered Wood background using some dark gray ink on a gray piece of cardstock and then splattered it with some Blue Distress Stain and Gold Color Shine.  I stamped, die cut and colored the pumpkins and acorn.  Stamped one of the nice big sentiments from the stamp set onto a label using the Art Deco dies and popped them all up onto the woodgrain.

Easy peasy pumpkin squeezy... lol... idk.  It was easy!

Thanks so much for stopping and I hope you had fun!  Come again soon for more A Jillian Vance Design inspiration!

Friday, September 10, 2021

Happy Fall, Y'all Layout

Hi friends! Happy Friday! Today I have something a little bit different; a scrapbook page layout! I haven't done pages for years (probably since my 4-H scrapbooking project long, long ago, lol!) but Mega Meet is coming up and it's mainly a scrapbook show, and so I figured I'd have a couple samples of how you can use my products for gorgeous and fun layouts! 

Most projects on our blog and social media pages are cards, so I thought it would be fun to share this autumn layout, perfect for days out at the pumpkin patch! 

I used a variety of different products (which you can find below!) I used the adorable Instant Photo Frame die set for the photo mats, and added some leaves from the Leaves & Petals die set for a little extra fall flair! All the photo mats also have sentiments from the adorable Pumpkin Spice stamp set. Layouts do take a bit longer but they're so, so worth it once you finish them if you love scrapbooking! 

I'm not an expert, but I think it turned out pretty good. 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Make the Season Bright (& New Bountiful Basket)

Hello, friends! Jillian here. Happy Thursday! I can't believe I'm already making Christmas cards... but here we are! This year has flown by. 

If you keep up with our social media, you probably know about the brand new die, the Bountiful Basket! I absolutely love this set, and it's available for preorder now. We haven't quite received them yet, but they're on their way! You can also check out the video my mom did a few days ago that shows off the new set!

This set truly can be used for any season. I decided to do a Christmas card, and the Sam E. Snowman light string is perfect for the basket (it fits right on!!!) and used some Stickles to add sparkle all around! Truly such an easy card to make yet a gorgeous, fun one too. 

I also used the new Black Soot Distress Archival; look how crisp and clear that image is!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Give Thanks...

Hello!  Hope you are having a great week!  Did you see that A Jillian Vance Design has a mini release?  Check out the graphic below.  Today I'm using the new coordinating dies for the Autumn Pumpkin stamp set.  I am so so happy that there are now coordinating dies for this beautiful stamp set!

I just love pumpkins and I love that there are pumpkins in different colors.  Every year I make sure to get a few "ghost" or white pumpkins and a few "goblin" or blue green pumpkins.  When I decided to make a card using the new Autumn Pumpkin dies I knew I wanted to color my pumpkins to look like the ghost and goblin pumpkins.  I used Copic markers in a blue green color for the center pumpkin and then Warm Gray Copics for the other two pumpkins.  Once I was done coloring I restamped the image to get a nice crisp out line.  I then die cut white cardstock with the largest Stitched Dot Rectangle die and stamped the branch image on the panel with a blue green ink that I had.  I also stamped the Give Thanks sentiment (from the Pumpkin Spice stamp set) in the same ink.  I then simply popped up the pumpkin trio on the card with foam tape.  

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