Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tuesday Night Live (3/2/21)

Hi everyone! I'm here again with Tuesday night's project! It was a shorter live, but I think the card I made is super cute! I used my EGGstra Special Create-A-Card die set (currently on sale!) 

The video will be out as soon as I can get it uploaded, but you can also watch it on our Facebook page! 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Hey friends!  Rosemary here and as the title of my post indicates I'm sharing bookmarks today.   I have had most of the products I needed to make these bookmarks for sometime now, but have never gotten around to making something until now.  I had been struggling with card ideas so I decided to give myself a break and create something that was a little simpler.   Another reason for making these bookmarks is the fact that I recently got the For I Know the Plans bookmark.  Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite verses and so when Jillian came out with this stamp I had to get it.  I already had the Trust in the Lord bookmark stamp set so I created bookmarks with both stamps.  

I started by stamping the verses on white cardstock.  Originally I had stamped the verses in black ink, but for some reason it kept smearing.   The choices of ink were based on the die cuts that are on the back of each bookmark.  Along with the Minnie Pearl Bookmark there are several overlay dies.  I have the Quatrefoil Overlay die.  That was cut from patterned paper.  In the photos it is hard to tell the colors in the patterned papers, but one is yellow and the other pink.  So I used pink and yellow inks to stamp the verses.  I didn't waste the die cut bookmarks where the sentiments smeared, but adhered them behind the ones you see in the photo.  I also die cut plain white bookmarks to adhere to the back for a more finished look.  I then adhered the Quatrefoil Overlays on the back.  The overlays are very delicate so I used spray adhesive which worked perfectly.  Speaking of adhesives Jillian has stocked the store with a line of new adhesives like foam tape, dots and adhesive sheets.  Make sure to check them out!  I love my Just Glue adhesive.  It is super strong!   To finish off the bookmarks I die cut two little tags from patterned paper that was from the same pad that I used for the overlays.  Those were attached to the main bookmark using the bakers twine I looped through the opening in the top.

Back of bookmarks

Here are photos of each bookmark by itself, as well.  Even though this project was fairly simple I really enjoyed making them.  Now I think I need to get the other two overlays, lol!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tuesday Night Live 3/2/21

Hi friends! Jillian here! Tonight is yet another Tuesday Night Live. Join us on our Facebook page tonight at 7 PM EST to join in the fun! We're going to be doing some fun stuff, you won't want to miss this!

We're going to be playing with our Create-A-Card dies, specifically the EGGstra Special die! It's going to be fun, so join us at 7 PM EST! 

Monday, March 1, 2021

I Will Never Desert You

Hello!  I've got a fun one for you today!  I started this one with the background.  I chose some Copics in yellow, orange and an orangey red and swiped them up and back down the background to create an ombre background that gave a desert sunset feel.  Then I used a light brown to create some sand and colored that in.

I used the Spring Birdie die set to create this baby Quail.  I had to handcut his plume.   I colored him in with a pic in front of me and while he's not perfect I think he turned out pretty cute.  Then I cut the cacti, flowers and foliage, and butterfly from Copic friendly paper and colored them in.  I stamped the sentiment using my Misti and added all of the flora and fauna using varying thicknesses of foam tape and glue. 

That's me for today!  Thanks for stopping and hope you enjoyed your visit.

Come again soon for more A Jillian Vance Design inspiration!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Spring Hootie OOAK Bundle!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Today I wanted to talk about our craftalong bundle for the One of A Kind Virtual Event for March 20! We're going to be playing with the Spring Hootie and the Slimline Essentials sets to create some really fun projects. I really wanted to showcase how Spring Hootie & the classic Hootie The Owl set work together to create adorable cards (you can see some samples below) 

This bundle can be purchased HERE

This bundle includes a few different products. You'll receive:

Hootie the Owl die set
Spring Hootie die set
Spring Hootie EXCLUSIVE stamp set (only available in this bundle)
(1) 3 x 6 Adhesive Sheet
(1) Just Glue It glue

You can also add on the Slimline Essentials set to your order for a discounted price of $30, as well as keep the free shipping! (A lot of our OOAK friends already have this set, which is why I decided not to include it in the bundle)

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

hello... spring

Hello everyone! Wow...  Febraury is almost over!  Time sure flies, right?  Rosemary here and I'm back with another window card like the one I made a few weeks ago (see that card here).  I told you I would be making a card like that with the Grande Greetings Hello die, lol!  I also used some bits and pieces from the Mini Spring Mix die set. 

For this card I used patterned paper like I did on the other card, but this time I used the script background stamp from the Eternal Spring stamp set to give a bit more interest to the patterned paper.  I then die cut the center with an Stitched Dot In and Out Circle die.  The hello was die cut from paper that coordinated with the paper used for the main panel, as well as several more times from white cardstock and adhered together.  I then die cut a smaller circle from the larger circle.   The smaller circle and the hello were then adhered to the card front.  I die cut the larger circle from pink cardstock for the interior of the card (see photo below), as well as a smaller white cardstock circle that I stamped the sentiment "spring" on.  Those were adhered inside the card.  I also die cut a smaller circle from another piece of coordinating cardstock to adhere behind the circle that is floating behind the hello.  I used some of the flowers and leafy stems I had previously die cut from white cardstock using the Mini Spring Mix die set to embellish the outside and inside of the card.  Everything was colored simply with Copic markers.  Adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.

Inside of card

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Happy Spring!

Happy Monday!  I've got a pretty Spring card for you today!  I started with the plaid slimline die in white.  I cut it twice and stacked it because I like that little bit of extra dimension.  Then I ink blended Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral inks onto cardstock and die cut the flowers from the Daisy Die set from the ink blended paper.

The large letters were cut from some plaid paper and the smaller letters from the same cardstock as those lovely swirly leafy stems.  Finally I put it all together using glue and foam tape.  There are pretty dies for the center of the flowers, but for this one I used some sparkly gold acrylic gems.

That's me for today!  Thanks for stopping and hope you'll come again soon!