Saturday, April 29, 2023

A Super Beautiful Butterfly Card

Hello friends! 

I am fluttering by to share a beautiful butterfly card. After all the years' of card-making, I can say that there is rarely never an ugly card with the butterflies on. So today's project is no exception. 

 

I am using May's Craft Your Life Project Kit Marigold Butterflies, Blue Crystal Glitter Card Stock. This kit is available to current and NEW subscribers only. Subscribe HERE

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 With the stamp, dies, embossing folder and stencil  all in one, these Craft-Your Life project kits do not disappoint.
 
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 I was able to use all 4 sets in my project. To achieve a partial dry-embossed image, these are the steps I took to achieve this look.
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1. First and foremost, I DIE-CUT the image first. 
2. With the embossing folder, I dry-embossed the die-cut image. You can easily align the image because it is a perfect fit.
 
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3. With the stencil, I applied and ink-blended each image.
4. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set.
5. Create the embellishment with the butterfly die and Glitter Cardstock.
 
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 The total experience in using kits like this is fun and invigorating.
 
 
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Thursday, April 27, 2023

A Card With Mixed Media

 Hello friends!

As Spring is finally here in my neck of the woods, I find it more inspiring to create spring flowers. Peonies are my favorite! 


Today's project is all about Prim Peonies and Mixed Media.

Prim Peonies Bundle (Altenew), 

Prim Peonies Stamp (Simon Says Stamp), Prim Peonies Die (Simon Says Stamp)

 For a project with Mixed Media, it is all about details and layers. I had blast adding details and layers as I created. First, it's the background colors. I used Gel Plate for this purpose.

  Prim Peonies

 I have two sets of ink brayers and did find the Tim Holtz (Ranger) Ink Brayer is superior in terms of applying the inks.

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Once I was happy with the inked background, I stamped the Prim Peonies with the StampWheel.    MISTI will do a fine job on this as well. The only difference is that StampWheel Set comes with the Sticky Grid Mat. 

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You can now purchase the Sticky Grid Mat separately without the StampWheel. I used the Sticky Grid Mat to stamp the colors and really loved the effect.

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 I also added faux stitching (top corners) and stamped and fussy cut the two sets of leaves. What do you think? I appreciate that you use my text product (affiliated) links for your shopping.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 24, 2023

A Vase Card and Two $15 GC Winner Announcement

  Hello friends!

I am back to another card with VASE. Ever since Altenew came up with vase stamps and dies, I simply could not get enough of using them. Today's card was created in a similar manner with a previous card that I shared not too long ago.

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Products used are: 

Zero Waste Leaf Pattern Die (Altenew, Scrapbook. com, Simon Says Stamp)

Vertical Greetings Die Bundle: (Altenew, Simon Says Stamp)

Wicker Texture 3D Embossing Folder (Altenew, Scrapbook. com, Simon Says Stamp

Versatile Vases: (Altenew, Scrapbook. com)

Build-a-Garden Dancing Poppies (sentiment): (Altenew, Simon Says Stamp)

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Once again, I created the textured vase with dry-embossing folder.

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 You can easily add textures with your embossing folders. Sky is the limit!

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 While I was feeling creative, I made as well create TWO.DSC_0228

It brings me a great pleasure to announce the TWO lucky random commenters! 


Every month, Altenew offers two giveaway to my followers/readers. I am thankful for your frequent visits and that you take some precious time to leave me a comment. Your feedback and comments are the energy boost that keep me going. Without further ado, here are the two winners. 

Thank you and have a beautiful day!

Saturday, April 22, 2023

An Unexpected Effect With Paper

 Hello friends!

I have a fun post to share. This card was created totally out of a whim. I am using this month's Embossing Folder Club Kit from Spellbinders as an example. You can apply this technique with any of your embossing folder.

The April "New Subscriber" registration window will be available April 6-27th. While supplies last. Join in April and receive the pictured kit. Clubs will ship by the 30th.

Now it's even easier to join the club. You can now purchase club subscriptions and store products in the same checkout.

This month's "Seamless Floral Background" embossing folder is perfect for making cards, decor, and more.

 I had combined dry-embossing and torn paper in one go. This resulted quite a fun and interesting textured background. 

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Have you been inspired by the leftovers on your craft desk? This happened to me when I had scraps of paper and dry-embossing folder on my desk....

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I carefully adhered the torn paper onto the white cardstock ( 60lb) and sandwiched it within the embossing folder. And I ran through the die cut machine as usual.

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With the Die of the Month, I created the scalloped border and trimmed the paper to size. I also embellished the strips with small diecut flowers.

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Hope you like this unique project with torn paper and embossing folder.  Thank you for stopping by!

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Spellbinders is having a HUGE Spring Cleaning Warehouse Sale!


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 Spellbinders as a huge promotion going on. Please click on the links above to check them out.

Spellbinders Club Kit: Small Die of the Month 

 Large Die of the Month,

 Stitching Die of the Month,

 Embossing Folder Club, 

3D Embossing Folder,

 Quick and Easy Card Club,  

Clear Stamp of the Month,

 Clear Stamp and Die of the Month, 

 Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month,  

Die Hard (Small Die+Large Die), 

Die & Stamp (Small+Large Die + Stamp) Addict,

Glimmer 'n Cut ( Small+ Large +Glimmer) ,

The Total Package (all of the items, $100)

For all the sales, please check my side bar as they are updated daily.

 lease click on banners and text links to shop and check out with any of my affiliated text links.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

In-depth Study of Garden Reverie Ensemble ( 1 Ensemble, 4 Creative Card Ideas)

 Hello friends!

It's my turn to share multiple projects over Altenew Card Blog.

I am excited to share some creative projects with Garden Reverie Ensemble. This ensemble includes Chestnut Tree Layering Die, Bird Bath Layering Die Set, Watercolor Roses, and Rolling Hills 3D Embossing Folder.

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First up, I like to highlight Bird Bath Layering Die. This die comes with a bird bath and 3 cute birds. It really is a great addition to your floral-themed garden.  It is also easy to align since each piece has 3-4 layers. Do you know that you can also change up the bird bath and turn it into a flower planter?

Pro tip:

Change up the die-cut image and make it your own!

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With the little "surgery," I trimmed off the top portion of the bird bath and turned it into a planter! Imagine how you can use the Bird Bath Die for your creative garden arrangement! The Hanging Flowers Layering Die Set has the right proportion and design with the "planter." It's a match!

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Pro tip:

Use design paper (such as Exuberant 6x6 Paper Pack) with the dies for instant colors, creative patterns, and texture.

To add a touch of whimsy to the background, I ink-blended (Parrot, Lagoon, and Green Opal) with Leaf Bed Stencil. The sentiment from Sunrise In the Park completes this fun and thoughtful design.Altenew-Bird Bath Layering Die Set-Exuberant Paper Pad-Left Bed Stencil-Sunrise In The Park Die Set-002

For the finishing touches, I used Glitter Cardstock and Enamel Dots.  BTW, can you spot the little birdie (from Bird Bath Layering Die)?

My next card from this ensemble is all about Rolling Hills 3D Embossing Folder.

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This embossing folder is so versatile that you can use it for a background or create a scene like this card.

 Pro-tip:

To stretch the use of embossing folders, try the masking technique!

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For the hills, I started out with dry-embossing with Masking Paper. I then cut out each strip of "hills" with the masking paper. I then applied various inks to the "sky," "hills" and "ground."
 
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As for the houses on the hills, I highlighted with the smallest Detailed Blending Brushes in the darkest green. Since we are on the hills, we must hear echoes...
 
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  Therefore, the "hello" die sentiment from Watercolor Roses says it loud and clear. 

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Here is my favorite card that I created with Garden Reverie Ensemble (Watercolor Roses and Luxurious Motifs 3D Embossing Folder, "hello" die with Brushed Copper Metallic Cardstock ).
 
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 When you see this Bird Bath (Bird Bath Layering Die and Exuberant Paper Pack) design, you can't help feeling like you are in a garden, right?
 
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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

ANOTHER take with 3D Embossing Folder

 Hello friends!

I am back with another version of this month's 3D Embossing Folder from Spellbinders.

The April "New Subscriber" registration window will be available April 6-27th. While supplies last. Join in April and receive the pictured kit. Clubs will ship by the 30th.

Join the NEW 3D Embossing Folder of the Month Club and receive an expertly designed three dimensional embossing folder each month, complete with inspiration. This is not just your ordinary embossing folder! 3D Embossing Folder shapes and sculpts paper into amazing works of art. Transform cardstock, patterned paper, vellum and more into stunning textured elements to bring your project up a level. *3D Embossing Folders require a 3D Compatible die cutting machine and may require a Universal Plate System. Plus, members get store savings, extra deals, gifts, and more.

What is the difference between standard (2D) and 3D Embossing Folders, you ask? The 3D Embossing Folders apply a much deeper and richer texture to your materials. However, the 3D Embossing folders do require a Universal Plate System (or a compatible machine), which allows for the thicker embossing folders to run through your machine. Both embossing folder clubs will feature a unique embossing option each month. They will generally complement each other.

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 With my previous card, I saved the rest of the pieces and created today's project.

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 How do you create your own patch work? I simply took out a thin piece of paper (like copy paper). A applied glue tape and then assembled each strip as closely as possible.

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 I love the mixture of colors and textures. 

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 Here is a photo with two cards made with the same embossed paper.3D EF

 What do you think? I love the ease of using dry-embossing folder. These two cards are just the right examples. Thanks for stopping by! 


 Spellbinders as a huge promotion going on. Please click on the links above to check them out.

Spellbinders Club Kit: Small Die of the Month 

 Large Die of the Month,

 Stitching Die of the Month,

 Embossing Folder Club, 

3D Embossing Folder,

 Quick and Easy Card Club,  

Clear Stamp of the Month,

 Clear Stamp and Die of the Month, 

 Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month,  

Die Hard (Small Die+Large Die), 

Die & Stamp (Small+Large Die + Stamp) Addict,

Glimmer 'n Cut ( Small+ Large +Glimmer) ,

The Total Package (all of the items, $100)

For all the sales, please check my side bar as they are updated daily.

 Please click on banners and text links to shop and check out with any of my affiliated text links.

 Thanks for stopping by!   

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Altenew April 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

 Hello friends! 

Warning: Photo-heavy post 

 It's time to share this month's marvelous monthly subscriptions series:  Build-A-Garden: Esplanade Flowers (Stamps, Stencils, Dies, Mini Blending Brush), Dynamic Duo: Treat Yourself , Craft-A-Flower: Zinnia Layering Die Set, Spark Joy: Festive Flowers, Mini Delight: Mini Pattern Power Stamp & Die Set 

 Come join the release hop! If you stop by from the blog of Caly Person, you are in the right place.

 
 You can get the entire subscription here
 
 
For details and inspiration of this hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog.

Feature product #1:  Craft-A-Flower: Zinnia Layering Die Set (<---affiliated link)
 
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Zinnia is such a happy and cheery flower. I think everyone can use a bit of Zinnia in their life. For this reason, I decided to change it up.

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Instead of a card, I decorated a gift bag that I bought from Dollar Store. I love creating my own gift bag as they help stretch our supplies other than just card-making.

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These Zinnia were ink-blended and sprayed for instant shades and colors.

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 It truly is easy to make multiple blooms as the sprayed ink dried rather quickly. Altenew-Craft-A-Flower Zinnia -001

 The Gold Metallic Ink Spray works wonders! Altenew-Craft-A-Flower Zinnia -006

 
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I used Lavender cardstock this time and applied partial dry-embossing for the background.

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The Wicker Texture 3D Embossing Folder added some lovely interest to the overall design. Tip/Reminder: don't forget to pull out your dry-embossing folders for that extra textures. A little bit goes a long way!

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I also love the ease of applying colors to the petals with the coordinating stencils.

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By the way, do you know that the Stamp Wheel's Sticky Mat are now sold separately? The Sticky Mat works GREAT with stenciling. You would no longer need Washi Tape to tape it down.

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 In this release, there are also 3 new sets of Watercolor Brush markers. see Summer Travel Bundle HERE I have a simple card created with the Islands of Fiji.
 
Altenew-Billowing Peonies Stamp Set
 
 The colors are absolutely beautiful and vibrant. In fact, you can get the Summer Travel Bundle HERE. The price is most reasonable, too.
 
All text products are affiliated links applied at no additional cost to you.   
Thank you for your support. 
 
HERE is the entire release for this month's subscription.

Giveaway Prizes: $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/24/2023 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/26/2023.

*The winners of the $100 gift certificates will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog. 

 πŸ‘‰Your next stop is the blog of Joy Baldwin's!

   Thanks so much for stopping by!