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Shaker Card Video Tutorial…

In case you’re curious how I made the poppystamps Grand Hour Glass Shaker card last week, here’s a video.  There is a super cute little Small Hour Glass die also!  So fun to get creative with dies!  The Balloon Shaker card was made the same way. Scroll down or click HERE for the card photos.  TFL!

Watch it on You Tube HERE

TTUL! Have fun making!

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Memory Box and Imagine Crafts…

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Hi everyone! Today I’m posting with some Memory Box and Imagine Crafts goodness!

I started with a Memory Box Parchment A-2 Notecard for my card base.

I cut another Parchment A-2 Notecard in half and die cut the Musicality collage die in it. (don’t worry about keeping any of the pieces, you just want the hole)

I die cut the Musicality Collage die in black glossy card-stock and inlaid it into the cut in the parchment piece.  Doing it this way keeps the lines straight and everything in place. Because I’m mounting it on the same color card-stock, I don’t need to inlay all the little pieces. Works slick!  : )  I scotch tape it in place on the back side.

Adhere the Parchment panel to your notecard.

I stamped the sentiment Joyful Combo  with Imagine Crafts Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black Pigment Ink and embossed it with Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder. (I use a stampamajig for stamp placement)


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I die cut the Poinsettia Bloom Trio die in Cranberry card-stock and covered all the pieces with Imagine Crafts irRESISTible Love Letter Pico Embellisher. It’s a glossy color finish that comes with a  fine line applicator.

Add a black pearl in the center of the poinsettia.

I die cut the Elliana Ornament die in White card-stock.  I inked all the pieces with Imagine Crafts Versamark ink and embossed them with multiple coats of Imagine Crafts Black and Sparkle Embossing Powders to get an ornament that ‘looks like glass’ effect. (You might want the background ornament too… it’s HERE)

I die cut the Ornament Hooks and Caps die in Black glossy card-stock for the cap and from Silver Glitter card-stock for the hook.

Wish I could show it to you IRL!

I’m linking up to some challenges…

House of Cards Challenge – use a die or punch or both

Christmas Card Challenges – Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge – Christmas

 

Here’s another card I made because I wanted to use some more inks and spray… as if I hadn’t made a big enough mess already! haha

 

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I started with an A-2 top folding White card base.

I cut a white card-stock panel and embossed the panel with the new Large Snowflakes Stencil  by running it through my Big Shot. (I show this on a couple videos. Click on the video tab under the header)

Leaving the stencil in place, I adhered it to my desk with removable tape and using Imagine Crafts finger daubers, I inked the snowflakes with Imagine Crafts Memento Luxe Wedding Dress pigment ink.  Remove the stencil and emboss with Imagine Crafts White Embossing Powder.

Using three Imagine Crafts Versacolor square ink pads, Opera Pink, Peony and Raspberry, I rubbed ink over the snowflakes.

Then I sprayed on Imagine Crafts Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and rubbed the inked surface to blend and wipe the ink off the snowflakes.

I die cut the Peace Script die in White card-stock, smeared it with Versacolor Opera Pink ink and embossed it with Imagine Crafts Iridescent Embossing Powder.

I die cut the Pine Border Background die in White card-stock also.  I adhered the Peace Script cut to the trees with little dots of Tombow Mono Multi glue, then sprayed them with the Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and mounted the trees to the card with mounting squares.

I hope you can see the sparkle in the photo.  I took the picture in full sunlight, hoping it would show up.  I really like all of Imagine Crafts products.. hard to say what is my favorite because they are all FABULOUS!!!

THANKS so much for stopping by today!  It’s sunny and beautiful here in IA… yay!

 

Supplies I used on these cards… 

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Adhering Intricate Dies Video…


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I did take this in high definition so after you click play,  you can click the gear for a better picture and click the frame to see it large!

Here’s my technique for making your die cuts into stickers for perfect placement.  I’m really pleased with how it works… so many of the fine line dies from Memory Box are easy to pull out of shape.  After trying several things, this is what I came up with! I hope you’ll try it too!

One thing I didn’t show in the video is changing the color of the petals.  It’s really easy though… just cut the die in the color card-stock you want the petals and adhere them over the top after the process I show in the video.

On my candle card, I added the black pieces over the white after using the technique I show in the video.

  1. glue the musicality background die cut to the card base (little dots of  Tombow Mono Multi behind the notes)
  2. die cut the tall taper die just like I did the plush poinsettia in the video
  3. while still in the die, (after removing the waste) lay it right over the top of the musicality background piece, run it through the Big Shot just like I did in the video
  4. remove the die
  5. die cut the contrasting tall taper parts that you want a different color and glue on (or make them a sticker too)

 

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The holly is from the Cabrini Ornament die. Die cut and then trim the holly away from the ornament with scissors.

Thanks for stopping by today!  ttul!

Dies and supplies I used…

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NEW Memory Box Darling Poppies die and Impression Obsession dies…

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Another NEW die from the  Spring and Summer release, called Darling Poppies I love this sweet image and thought it’d make a great CAS just thinking of you today card.

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Here’s what I did…

Die cut the Darling Poppies die in the front of an A-2 size white notecard. You will need to keep a few of the white pieces to put back in.

Then die cut the Darling Poppies die two more times from Memory Box Meadow Green and Cranberry card-stock… by the way, die piecing is a great way to use up scraps!  YAY!

Turn the white card with the die cut hole over so the back side is facing up.

Place the green outline cut in the hole right side facing down.

Then put in the larger white piece that is between the stems, right side down.

Then using scotch tape or packing tape, tape over the back so there will be sticky on the front.

Turn the white card front, right side up.

Finish filling in the spaces with the flower petals and the three white teeny pieces.

End result…a lovely notecard to ‘snail’ mail!

*** Linking to…
The Paper Players Challenge – Clean and Simple Spring
Cards in Envy – Anything Goes with an A2 size card

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I’ve had these two Winter cards waiting for me to just glitter the trees and finish!!! ugh.  I don’t know why I procrastinate getting the glitter out!  I got all these trees glittered without making a terrible mess!  YAY!

Anyway,  I needed a Winter scene swap card for stamp club last Friday…our January swap theme was a Winter Scene card but we had to cancel our January meeting because of the below zero cold.  Then we had to cancel our February meeting because of snow!  March is our catch up month… so finally… the two dreaded glitter cards are done and it wasn’t so bad after-all!

What a bummer though… can you see the glitter in the photos even?????  grrrrr… lol

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Love this sweet sledding die and snow laden tree dies … from Impression Obsession…links below in the supplies links.  Background stamp is from Hero Arts and the sentiment from Papertrey Ink.  Layers cut with my Perfect Layers Tools and Mat… links below or in the sidebar.  Videos about them under the header.

*** Linking to…
The Card Concept – Clean and Layering, Create a birthday card

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Same trees and stamps again and added the Impression Obsession bunnies.  Ranger Black enamel for the eyes.

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The glitter I used is Winter White from the Art Institute Glittering System.  I put sheets of double sided adhesive on my card-stock before I die cut the trees.  After they were die cut, I peeled off the protective sheet, poured glitter on them, layed a scrap paper over the glitter and rubbed it in.  Shook off the extra glitter and put it back in the jar.  It’s a really fine, pretty glitter.

Oh, the hill die cuts are from Papertrey Ink.

*** Linking to…
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Glitter it!

Whew… back to flowers and Easter now! Thanks for stopping by and I’ll talk to you later!

Supplies I used on these cards…

Impression Obsession trees, sled and bunny dies are also in stock HERE at Dies R Us

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Die Cutting, Embossing and Inking Memory Box Dies…

Embellishing die cuts is so fun with inks and stamps!  I have a video for today’s post showing you how I emboss and ink die cuts.

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I used the Chesapeake Circle and Precious Butterflies dies, cut from white card-stock.  The LOVE stamp heat embossed on black card-stock.  The card base is a MB Lagoon A-2 Notecard.

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Here’s another video I made last week but I didn’t get a card made to go with it after -all.  This was my 3rd try and I was happy with it until I got it off the camera and watched it!  The blooper is at the end. haha.. boohoo!  Oh well, there might be something on here you’d want to try so I’m sharing it!

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Thanks for stopping by today! Have a creative die cutting, embossing and inking day!

Supplies I used…

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Memory Box Garden Flora Stencil and Flower Dies…

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The NEW Garden Flora Stencil from Memory Box…

On this card, I laid the stencil on top of a piece of white cardstock and taped it down with removable tape.

Using the Colorbox pigment Queue called Surfs Up, I applied the ink, all the colors, randomly, all over.

I removed the stencil and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Using the rubber stamp Mail Definitions,  Ranger Archival Black ink and a Stamp a ma jig, I stamped   the panel, starting at the top and moving down, inking and stamping three times.

Heat up your craft iron. Lay the heat embossed and stamped panel face down onto scrap paper, I use a piece of newsprint folded in half, and iron off the embossing.  Be sure to protect your work surface from the heat.

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I used some Antique Linen Distress ink and the ink blending tool to add some color to the white areas.  The areas that were heat embossed, still pretty much resist the ink.

Mat the panel with black card-stock and the Perfect Layers Tools, add your die cuts, washi tape and mount to a Parchment notecard.  I used the Kylie Stem and hello script dies.

I’m linking up my hello card  to the CASology Challenge – Contrast

This next card I used the same Garden Flora Stencil and Mail Definitions stamp but the text is in the background instead of on the flowers and stems.

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I taped the stencil to the white piece of card-stock.

Inked it all with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

Stamped it three times with Ranger Archival Black ink and the Stamp a ma jig.

Then removed the stencil.

I spritzed the panel with Glimmer Mist Dazzling Diamonds Spray.  I wish it showed up in the photos but it’s really pretty, shimmery IRL!

I die cut the NEW Zinnia Bouquet and Zinnia Bouquet Background dies from white cardstock.  I inked the three background pieces with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

Glue the background pieces to the Outline piece.

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Adhere the flower to the card with mounting squares.

Tie on Hemp cord.

Add the sentiment ‘FLOWERS’ from the April Showers Bring May Flowers stamp by mounting it to a piece of the Contempo Circle Border die.

Mat the panel with Black card-stock,  the Perfect Layers Tools and adhere it to a Kraft notecard.

There are so many techniques to try with the NEW Stencils and dies!  Can’t wait to see what you all come up with too!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy stenciling!   I’m linking up to the Online Card Classes Stenciled that just started today.

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Supplies I used for my cards…

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Memory Box Glowing Candles…

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Wow! A friend called the other day and said to me she was praying for peace.  If only mankind could truly wish peace and goodwill to all.  I have to say I am praying for peace right a long with her!

I made a short video to go along with this card… the Glowing Candles die lends itself to a type of paper piecing… call it die piecing!  Hope it makes sense in the video… if not… feel free to ask me questions!

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I used Memory Box Card-stocks…

Juniper
Cranberry
Dill
Thistle
Thistle Gingham
Thistle Moroccan

May Arts wired gold edged red ribbon… Red Glitter Domes  and Versafine Onyx Black ink for stamping the Memory Box Sentiment

The dies I used…

Holly Holiday Frame Set
Glowing Candles

The stamp I used…

Peace and Goodwill to all

Again, the Perfect Layers tools to make the perfect 1/16th inch in and 1/2 inch borders…link in my sidebar and tutorials under the blog header.

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Thanks for visiting today…hope this find you excited about creating Christmas cards!  Take care everyone and see you next time!

Tools and Supplies I use…

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Memory Box Easel card and video…

So excited to share an Easel card with you today… it’s a multiple easel, Easel card!  I love working with Memory Box and Poppystamps dies and papers…to really see the card well in the video, change the ‘gear’ to HD and click the full screen.  It’s so much better BIG!  : )   This was my 3rd take… the first two…well,  I got the measurements and names right but messed up with construction!  oh well…be sure to note the ‘notes’!  Hope it inspires you to use your dies… hehe

I show the construction process and tell the sizes in the video…

I LOVE the addition of the kite to this scene!   It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

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You can swing for awhile… grab a friend and go for a bike ride and even rest for awhile on the awesome park bench!

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Here’s a closeup of that FUN bike!

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I used all Memory Box card-stocks… Water, Dill, Granny Smith, Vanilla Bean, Licorice, Crimson and White.  So much fun!  Holler if you have any questions… I think between the video and the photos it’s pretty much self explanatory!

Linking up to some challenges…
Simon Says Stamps – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge – O is for Open

Here’s another multiple easel, Easel card I made… love it too!  HERE  and HERE is one with just one mini easel, Easel card.

Thanks for stopping by!  I love hearing from you and appreciate it so much!  I hope you’re inspired… I love to share!
ttul!

Shopping links for dies and supplies…

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Marianne Design Scandinavian House and Bicycle scene…

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As American as Bicycles, Baseball and Apple Pie is my little country scene today… Happy 4th of July!   I love the little stars on wires in the bicycle basket!
Lots of Marianne Design dies on this step card…

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(I just realized that when you load a video to You Tube they make it fit their window and it cuts off parts of the top and bottom.  Wish I’d realized this sooner… hope you can still get an idea of what I did)

This was so fun to make!  ttul!

Here’s the dies and supplies I used …

Thanks for stopping by!

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Stamping Sentiments video using a Stamp a ma jig…

Do you ever wish you could get your sentiments stamped right where you want them and straight?  Then stamp positioning is for you!  Watch my video and hopefully it will encourage you to use your stamp positioner!  I can’t stamp without it!  If you have questions or tips leave me a comment…



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Swiss Pixies Butterfly Lucy for Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge #3…

It’s the second Monday of the month and that means it’s Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge time!  The challenge starting today is… your favorite fairy, pixie or sprite!

Here’s Butterfly Lucy from CC Designs to charm you with a little scene I created.  I woke up at 4:19 Saturday a.m. with the idea to make the new fence die a heart fence… well…then I had to figure out how to do it because most punches punch from the bottom and would be upside down if you tried to punch from the top!  Here’s a video to show you how I did it!  I love it!  Hope you’re inspired to try it too!

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You can click over to YOU Tube if you want to watch the video in High Definition. Click on the gear looking thing next to the red talkie box and it’ll let you choose HD.

My first Fence video is HERE.

A close up photo of the fence…

Butterfly Lucy is stamped with Colorbox Archival Wicked Black ink on Canson Manga Drawing heavyweight paper and colored with Distress Markers.  I stamped the Butterfly Logo with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Bazzill Dawn card-stock and cut it out with a Fiskars mini pinking scissors.

The Flower Border die is cut out of three colors of card-stock.  I leave the green together and glue the pink and yellow on top of the green.  The Grass Border die is die cut and then crimped with Quilling Creations crimper!  LOVE this fun tool!  Links below…

The three yellow butterflies flitting around the scene are an EK Success paper shapers punch… the tree limb is my favorite Leafy Branch die from CC Designs Cutters… links below.  I used the Rosie’s Roadshow cloud template, Tumbled Glass Distress ink pad and ink blending tool to make my cloud background.  I edged the papers and fence with Distress inks and the blending tool.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  oh,  this was long but I hope you had a good time!  I had fun creating this to share with you!  Hope you can click over to check out the SSPC blog too!

Stamps and Such…

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Curly Q Flower making video…

I used the Curly Q die to create the flowers in this Flower Pot Bouquet card HERE!  I used the super cute Grass border, Flower border and Fence dies too, HERE… I used them on this card and this card….

Sorry about the quality of this video… I changed the setting on my camera for the last few videos so they would load faster to You Tube…not realizing that smaller meant compromising the quality! boo!  I will be changing back to HD for future videos!

Hope it gives you an idea of how fun this die is… I also used it in some creative ways in this post.   LOVE it!

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll get to work on some new stuff!  yea!

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Umbrella Lula and how I store my thin metal dies…

For today’s card,  I used Umbrella Lula and colored her with Promarkers and Flexmarkers… scroll down to my post from yesterday for  the color information.  See that cute paper pieced umbrella?  That’s a new die and the umbrella stamp and sentiments are from the Umbrella Logos set!  Very cute!

I’m sharing a video I made quick the other day…I know… I got carried away with videos…hohoho!  I wanted to show how I keep my thin metal dies… so without further ado… here’s a 2 minute quickie!

Stamps and Such…

First link is the magnetic holder… it’s in stock now! Thanks!

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Coloring with Promarkers and Flexmarkers…

Today I’m coloring with Promarker and Flexmarkers colors. I’ve colored five skin tones and a variety of colors to hopefully give you an idea of how the colors look and work together.  I haven’t colored with these markers very long…I’m still learning for sure! I like them and enjoyed learning to use the chisel tip for covering larger areas and getting in tight places! 


Here’s cute Umbrella Lula showin’ her colors!


 

 forgot to add, I used Dusky Rose on her cheeks!

Markers and Umbrella Lula in the store, click the links below…

 Thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy Coloring!