Sunday, January 23, 2022

Use Your Pattern Paper for Diecutting

Hello friends!

I am back again with Be Bold Blooms Etched Dies.


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About this die set: This Be Bold Blooms Etched Dies is part of the Be Bold Collection. The set of 21 thin metal dies creates a fabulous spray of big and bold blooms! Use some or all of them, it goes well with any type of projects that calls for a wonderful floral motif! 

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 Have you tried diecutting with pattern paper?  It is one of my favorite things to do. The pattern paper makes diecutting easy and fun.

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 For the framing, I am using the die from Geo Foliage Glimmer Hot Foil and Die Set. This set comes with 10 beautiful dies and 11 hot foil plates. If you have a Glimmer Hot Foil Machine, this is definitely a set to be considered.

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  The pattern paper I used is from This month's January Card Kit. Isn't that font beautiful? The sentiment is from Yana Smukula's Layered Script Sentiment.

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  I also used the new Spellbinders Gemstones. These new and improved gems are shiny and dimensional! You want instant bling? This is it!

Spellbinders offers "Feel The Love Sale". If you are looking for love/Valentine's themed products, this is a great chance to acquire a few! Check out my blog post HERE for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Camellia Waterhouse Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

 Hello friends!

It's time to share another exciting Altenew Paint-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Paint-A-Flower Camellia Waterhouse with a blog hop!

If you arrive from the blog of Tenia Nelson, you are in the right place.
 Please visit Altenew Card Blog for ideas and inspiration. 

For my card, I colored the image with Woodless Watercolor Pencils.
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The colors appear to be more chalky and grainier, but I do like the sketch look of this card.

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The vibrancy of the Woodless Watercolor Pencils are awesome. I also love the carrying case for this set,

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For the frames, I die cut each part and assembled them back together. The Mega Frame Die is one of my latest favorite dies set.
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 I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and added vellum and glitter paper.
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Giveaway Prizes: $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/28/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/30/2022

 

Your next stop is the blog of Reiko Tsuchida
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, January 21, 2022

FEEL The Love Inspiration

Hello friends!

I hope your Friday is a great one so far. I decided to do a brief reviews on my projects based on love/Valentine's themed. I am focusing the products from Spellbinders. Currently, Spellbinders is running a "Feel The Love" sales offer.  

This card has a base plate and that makes it super easy to assemble. The peeking out flowers are extra shiny and firm thanks to the Glossy Accent.

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Another take with the SAME die.

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 This Trefoil Panel and Tile do all the work! All you need to do is die cut and assemble.

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Changing up the colors and embellishments give you a total different feel!hello (2) 

If you have a soft spot for birdies, Vickie P's collection is not to be missed.

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 If you love the look of love notes, the Sincerely Yours Card Kit is the ticket!

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 The Heart Hand Collection has a huge markdown is is worth checking out!

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These delicate die can be the focal point of part of a border design.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

A Formula for Creating Masculline Birthday Card

Hello friends!

Product alert: this Celebrate with Cake Die was out of stock everywhere, it is finally back in stock! If you are interested, you should act asap.

I am sharing a birthday card with you today. Our dear friend Kirk recently turned 70. I made a a simple classic card with a cake.  If you struggle with milestone masculine birthday card, here is a formula that you can refer to.

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1. select a shape die: , In this case, we have a shape cake die that that makes creating the theme card much easier.

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2. Create a background: you can stamp a geometric background or apply ink-smooshing for an interesting background. I used a large Washi Tape for a quick background.

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3. Dress up the details: what makes a card a stand-out is all that extra detailed/thoughtfulness that you put into. I dressed up of the cake stand by using embossing folder!

 👉👉 All you need to do is to position the piece under the Baroque Frame 3D Embossing Folder 

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4. Customize the colors/theme! I was inspired by the flavor of the cake that Kirk likes. I think he likes chocolate, carrot and pumpkin-spiced flavors.

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5. Add the number: it's always great to see the number of years on the birthday card. It is quite effective for teen/ masculine cards, especially it is a milestone number (like 40,50.....etc.) 

With all 5 tips in mind, you will not be stumped by the idea of creating a masculine card in a rush.


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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Create YOUR Own Bouquet with Small Dies

Hello friends!

I am popping in to share a happy and cheery card. We are in the mist of dead winter. My yard and trees may look beautiful in the winter wonder. BUT, I am missing seeing colors! 

Introducing Be Bold Blooms Etched Dies.


About this die set: This Be Bold Blooms Etched Dies is part of the Be Bold Collection. The set of 21 thin metal dies creates a fabulous spray of big and bold blooms! Use some or all of them, it goes well with any type of projects that calls for a wonderful floral motif!

In today's card, I also tried out the new Spellbinders Gemstones. These new and improved gems are shiny and dimensional! You want instant bling? This is it!

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One thing that I want to mention is... do not get overwhelmed with these 21 pieces of dies at first. All you need is to get acquainted with each piece and you will feel so accomplished once you started assembling (ask me how I know!). 

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How do you get "acquainted" with the die? I would find the photo of the sample (from the Spellbinders website) and have it facing right at me on my craft desk. By spending just a few minutes, you would get the sense how all the pieces come together. Mind you, you do not have to follow exact instructions.... I love to make my own sometimes. However, it is definitely easy to have a guide to follow.

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Little by little, you will be able to assemble your own flowers. I also recommend that you study the bouquet photos over Pinterest. Observe the flower bouquet's composition and colors.... and so on. 

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Once you do all that, you will ace this set and have a blast creating your own bouquet. I colored all the pieces with Alcohol Markers. I used Altenew Artist Markers since I have the most colors from the Altenew collection. However, you can use ANY coloring medium in your stash.

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 I also want to point out that Spellbinders' new Precision Layering Dies are a dream to work with. No more weird or odd rectangles! No more measuring! Just die cut and layer.... I used two of the layering dies and they make the design look even more polished. 

If you do shop Spellbinders, please check out Spellbinders HERE.   (FREE US shipping over $75) Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Stamping a Scene with Ease!

Hello friends!

I am back with another scene card! This time it is about Create a Scene Silhouette Clear Stamp Set from the Into the Wilderness Collection by Sushma Hegde.

About this stamp: The Create a Scene Silhouette Clear Stamp Set is from the Into the Wilderness Collection by Sushma Hegde. This set of nine clear Photopolymer stamps creates a peaceful outdoor scene, along with supporting elements to build on the background. Elements includes puffy clouds, spotted background and flock of birds with a quote and sentiment. The stamps work with acrylic block and made in the U.S.A.

In my early days of stamping, I was drawn to scene like this. In my limited knowledge, supplies and tools, I didn't think that I could stamp a scene like this.

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Fast forward 20 years later, I learned a lot and acquired a ton of supplies. Meanwhile, so many more new tools came and were "invented" like MISTI, now I think ANYONE can stamp like this without any major issues.
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I often say "Divide and Conquer". That was pretty much I approached this stamp set.

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Starting out with the main part of the scene, I stamped the images in all Distress Oxide.
 I stamped the birds in the sky and ink-blended the background lightly and that's it!

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The sentiment comes from the stamp set from January Card Kit.  The frames are from the new Precision Layering A2 Die (they are excellent for all your frame dies!). I hope you enjoy it!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 16, 2022

5 Super Quick Ways to Embellish Your Cards

 Hello friends!

It's my turn to share a project over Altenew Card Blog.  

Today's post is about adding that special shine to your cards. For me, playing with embellishments is one of my favorite pars of card-designing process.  The Craft-a-Flower Primrose is a fabulous set to create small and intricate flowers.  Thanks to its size, it is easy to arrange the layout.

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Here are 5 super quick ways to embellish your cards.

I started out to create my own floral paper.  I quickly scribbled the Hawaiian Shores Brush Pens and Fine Tip Pens across the  Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.

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1. Add Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray to your paper

I sprayed Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray over the inked color paper. Once the ink dried, I lined up the dies from Craft-a-Flower Primrose . The easiest way to assemble is to arrange the dies in the same orientation for easy identification.01162022-CAF Primrose-Simple Frame Embossing Folder-Hawaiian Seashore Brush and Fine Tips-Dazzling Diamond Glitter Cardstock

2. Use Dazzling Diamond Glitter Cardstock Set.

For the last parts of the assembling the flowers, I die cut the pieces with Dazzling Diamond Glitter Cardstock Set. Instantly, you have gorgeous flowers with shine! Next, I took the cardstock and added a framed textures with Simple Frame 3D Embossing Folder.

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3. Apply Must-have Glitter Gel Pen Set

Noticed the silver dots? I added some subtle silver shine to the white paper. This is a subtle way to add designs and glitter.  The Must-have Glitter Gel Pen Set simply flows and dazzles!

4. Add those Metallic Thread Set

I made a small ball of of thread and tugged it under the flower cluster. The Instant Dimensions Foam Tape secured everything  beautifully.

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5. Don't forget the Make a Statement Sequins

The white sequins are nearly invisible on white cardstock. However, that is the idea of adding sequins as they provide the extra subtle shine and interest.

Here's my first version with this stamp set.Altenew-CAF Primrose Blossom-Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set-Gilded Card Stock 

👉👉 Please stop by Altenew Card Blog and leave me your feedback. Much appreciated! 


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