Wednesday, August 15, 2018

SPELLBINDERS Inked Messages Collection by Stephanie Low

Hello Papercraft fans! 
I had the pleasure of creating with the new SPELLBINDERS Inked Messages Collection by Stephanie Low. I LOVE that each set has the stamp and  coordinating die to create quick projects!

ROUGH WATERS STAMP AND
DIE SET INKED MESSAGES
A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME STAMP
AND DIE SET INKED MESSAGES


 I started out by stamping all the images from both sets onto white cardstock then enjoyed coloring with Ziggy markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Let's take a closer look at each one!

First up I have the anchor from ROUGH WATERS STAMP AND DIE SET  layered onto a stenciled card front. 
Then I tried  a variation of a technique shared by Jennifer Mcguire, called Set Back Stamping.

  • Since I already had the images cut out and glued into place, 
  • I laid a 1.5" colored cardstock border over the top my card 
  • Lined up the coordinating dies over the images( anchor, and sentiment) below, 
  • Taped the dies to the border.  
  • Lifted the border up from the cardfront and took it to my cutting machine. 
  • Then popped up the cut  border pieces with dimensional foam tape; leaving the colored  anchor image and sentiment receding, yet highlighted by the bold border.


Moving on to the pretty Florals, I colored and cut out 3from ROUGH WATERS STAMP AND DIE SET INKED MESSAGES


 Layered with the swag from the August Large Die of the Month Kit, over a stenciled card front. 
 The coordinating die for the floral makes it EASY to arrange a pretty cluster that has dimension!

Lastly I have a card using A LITTLE BIRDIE TOLD ME STAMP AND DIE SET 
Again, I used the  to cut a large "cloud" and layered it over a stenciled card front.

  • Stamped, colored and cut more envelopes to sprinkle down from the birds beak.
  • cut an extra bird shape from dark cardstock to serve as a shadow underneath the colored bluebird
  • Stamped the sentiment and added a tiny strip of cardstock to help ground cardfront visually
  • Kissed each heart with glossy accents


It was a successful day in the craftroom:) I adore how each of these cards turned out! Both of these Inked Messages Collection by Stephanie Low are in the shop now, as well as the August Large Die of the Month Kit.

PS. there IS a blog hop full of inspiration featuring the entire Special Moments & Inked Messages Releasecheck it out:))

Thanks for stopping by today! 



Tuesday, August 7, 2018

SHAPEABILITIES HEARTS AND BUTTERFLIES BORDERS

Shapeabilities Hearts and Butterflies Borders Etched Dies On the Wings of Love Collection by Joanne Fink


Hello Again! I have a few more cards to share today using Spellbinders dies:))
This post features lovely border dies!

SHAPEABILITIES HEARTS AND BUTTERFLIES BORDERS
ETCHED DIES ON THE WINGS OF LOVE COLLECTION BY JOANNE FINK


Using the Heart Shaped border die first on white cardstock, and cut a second heart Border after splashing some purple sprays onto watercolor paper. I then replaced the smaller heart cuts back into the purple border and layered it onto a cardfront.

The next card was quick and easy dry embossing with the rubber mat on white cardstock.




Then I when a bit outside the box! I happened to see a Chicken in the craps:)) with a few touches of marker on the edges maybe YOU can see it too?

Back to more serious cardmaking for the last one using the Butterflies border.
Trimming the border down to three butterflies was easy using sharp scissors. A single butterfly was created by stacking several on top of each other.


Thanks for stopping by today! 

Spellbinders Large Die Of The Month Kit - August 2018


Large Die of the Month Membership


Hello lovelies! I had the pleasure of working with new August Large Die of the Month Kit at SPELLBINDERS. You can find the kit in the shop all through the month of August.

Here are three different cards I created using the kit which has four separate dies. 




For the first card I used all four dies cut from Neenah Solar White card stock, then added some ink blending on the swag and blossom dies then layered them all together onto a cardfront with a kiss of ink blending on the edges.

For the next one I cut the pretty swag and blossom from pattern paper and layered them together for a unique scrappy card.

And the final one, I cut the swag die from heavy card stock and replaced it using the inlaid die cut technique for a quick and easy, yet elegant card:)


Thanks for stopping by today! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Cattleya

It's August first which means there is a new Build-a-Flower at Altenew, YAY!



Welcome the newest bloom to the BAF family: Cattleya

BAF: Cattleya

Here is the layering guide included with the set.  The designers at Altenew have added a new feature making it so much easier to tell which image goes with which, by circling and adding numbers to each grouping on the stamp acetate sheet.




What a JOY it was creating with this new set:))
For my first card, I went Scrappy and stamped all the layers using the Shades Of Purple mini cube set.
Other Altenew products used:
Feeling Dotty Stencil

I will be adding this card to the AECP gallery for the Timeless Floral Layouts class. While this is not a lay-out, I DID learn several good tips on creating scrappy projects with balance! 

My next card is a One-Layer Wonder: stamped with the Tropical Forest Mini Cube Set
 I wanted to show how beautiful each layer of the BAF: Cattleya is. From the simple outline image all the way to layering 2 to 3 layers!


Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 8/8/2018.

Optional Giveaway:
I will draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from comments left right here on this post! So tell me which kind of card is your favorite? One-layer Wonder or Scrappy Layers:))) I will post the random winner right here after August 6th.



And now for the randomly chosen  winner:
Beautiful cards! I do like the scrappy layers the most, but the one layer wonder does such a great job highlighting the different layers!
Congratulations STACEY!!  Please contact Altenew at
winner@altenew.com by 8/15/2018 with the subject line 
 
BAF: Cattleya Release Winner from LauraJane's Blog. 
Happy Shopping:))

Get 5% discount on this bundle:
Cattleya Bundle
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Altenew July 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends! I'm super excited to be a part of the Altenew July 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop.
If you are hopping along from the start, you should be arriving from Sandra Dietrich's blog. The full hop list as at the end of this post for your convenience.

I feel so blessed to be a guest designer for this blog hop! Altenew has once again blown me away with yet another NEW release filled with unique products to broaden our craft supply. I had the pleasure of creating with several of them for today's post. Take a look!











Make sure to scroll all the way to the end of this post to see a bonus card;)

First up: Floral Alphabet stamp set

Floral Alpha Bundle

I created a one layer card based on lessons learned from the Class at Altenew Academy: One-Layer Wonders taught by Kelly Latevola.
The stamped Floral Alphabet looks so pretty colored with the Artistic Markers. That is the new Needlework Motif  stamp used to create a simple pattern background in Maple Yellow crisp ink from the mini cube set..

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Then I used the Floral Alphabet stamp set to create a 3D home decor project:) Yes, I'm hooked on stitching!

The simple lines in the Floral Alphabet stamp set are perfect for brushing up on basic embroidery stitches!  After finishing the stitching, I stained the embroidery hoop with Crisp inks to coordinated with my #HOOPART:)
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Next up is the multilayer Life is Awesome stamp set along with the Leaf Frame cover die

Life is Awesome Bundle
Leaf Frame


Life is Awesome stamp set layers inked with the following Mini cube sets:
Leaf Frame cover die cut from Real Gray cardstock



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And my last project today, Needlework Motif stamp set and coordinating dies:
Needlework Motif Bundle
This delightful image from Needlework Motif colored up quickly with  Artistic Markers. The coordinating die cuts the scrolling image beautifully! I then inked a pattern background using the set A Gift for You image, inked with Industrial Diamond Crisp ink. 
The black cardstock elements are cuts from Create A Wreath and Gradient Stripes Cover Die.

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And as a bonus, I took some time to stitch/create one more card:) 
The Oval Embroidery Hoop Die Set is a beautiful addition to the Altenew Stand-Alone Die family! I love how this Hoopart card turned out!

Oval Embroidery Hoop Die Set

To make the card,


I thought the embellishment swag need a bit more something, so I created three Wheel Roses with the embroidery floss and glued them to the center.

Hope you enjoyed my creations today and maybe give stitching on some projects as well.  
Your next stop on the hop is my friend RUBY's blog! Thanks for hanging out with me here, make sure to leave me a comment and tell me which card you liked best.

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 26th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/29/2018.


There's one more prize!
Altenew is graciously offering a $30 gift certificate to one random comment left on this post:)) I'll announce the winner, here on this post, by July 25, 2018.


And now for the randomly chosen  winner:

Your embroidery projects are stunning! To use the stamps as a guide is spectacular! And you so a fabulous job at it as well!

    Congratulations Beverly!!  Please contact Altenew at
    winner@altenew.com by 8/10/2018 with the subject line 
    Altenew July 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog. 
    Happy Shopping:))


    Blog Hop Order:

    Thanks for stopping by!

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