Friday, October 10, 2014

Gold congratulations wedding card

Hi everyone!  I have a simple wedding card to share today.  This one uses the new Oval Bliss decorative elements die set which coordinate with the Classic Ovals dies (both LG and SM).  Oval Bliss is on pre-order and ships in October, so any time now!!
I kept things very clean using only white cardstock combined with a touch of gold mirror cardstock and a striped piece of gold and white striped patterned paper.  The only pop of color is 3 aqua enamel dots.
Here is the new set, isn't it stunning?!?
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Dies:
S2-082 Sentiment One Shapeabilities®; S4-112 Classic Ovals SM and S4-474 Oval Bliss Nestabilities®  
Other Supplies:   Gold Mirror cardstock; MME Market Street "Ashbury Heights" 6x6 paper pad and enamel dots
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares   
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

12 Days of CAS Christmas -Holiday circles card

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's annual 12 Days of CAS Christmas event!  Every year Sharon asks her designers to make fresh CAS Christmas designs featuring new products in the store and showcases them on the store blog!
  
My card features one of the new dies from Spellbinders' Christmas release called Happy Holidays Sentiment and my favorite shape -CIRCLES!
Just like with my last card, I LOVE how quick and easy it is to pull together a cute card using this new die!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders dies:  Happy Holiday Sentiment (S4-434) Shapeabilities®;
S4-114 Standard Circles LG and S4-116 Standard Circles SM Nestabilities® 
All Supplies from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:   
My Mind's Eye Joyous 6x6 pad; Black 1/8" silk ribbon, Kaisercraft Green rhinestones, 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares   
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

12 Days of CAS Christmas -Happy Holidays card

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's annual 12 Days of CAS Christmas event!  Every year Sharon asks her designers to make fresh CAS Christmas designs featuring new products in the store and showcases them on the store blog!  
My card features one of the new dies from Spellbinders' Christmas release called Happy Holidays Sentiment and one of my favorite Label shapes, Labels Eighteen.
 I LOVE how quick and easy it is to pull together a cute card using this new die.  It has the right amount of detailing to stand on it's own!  Isn't it cute?!?
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders dies:  Happy Holiday Sentiment (S4-434) Shapeabilities®; Labels Eighteen (S4-310)
Nestabilities®
All Supplies from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  
My Mind's Eye Red Necessities 6x6 pad; White Wrinkled ribbon, Red/White Baker's Twine, Kaisercraft Green rhinestones, Silver bells
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares  
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Cardmaking day!

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Hi everyone! Happy World Card Making Day!!  Each year I try play along in the PaperCrafts blog hop and post a little something in honor of this fun day that celebrates my passion -making cards.  I'm number 32 on the hop list, for the complete list, click on the link above and once on the blog click on the "Mister Linky" link.
Here's a birthday card I made this year.
This year I made a card that combines 3 of my current favorites:
1. Spellbinders dies  2. Washi tape  3. The color silver
 The Birthday Cake die is the star of the show, the washi tapes are along the bottom and the 3m Harlequin washi tape decorates the cake and the silver is in the mirror cardstock for the cake stand and the circle frame. 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!  Here is a close up picture so you can see the silver mirror cardstock and cake better.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Dies: Birthday Cake (S2-081), Blooms Four (S2-047),
Celebration (IN-012) Shapeabilities®;
S4-114 Standard Circles LG and S4-116 Standard Circles SM Nestabilities®  
Other Supplies:  Little B washi tape in Silver foil Harlequin and Silver foil Pink Harlequin; 1/8" velvet ribbon in turquoise; Silver Mirror cardstock; MME enamel dots
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares   
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

12 Days of CAS Christmas -JOY card

Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's annual 12 Days of CAS Christmas event!  Every year Sharon asks her designers to make fresh CAS Christmas designs featuring new products in the store and showcases them on the store blog!  
My card features one of the new dies from Spellbinders' Christmas release called Holiday Greetings and an oldie but goodie, Layered Poinsettia.
The Holiday Greetings die is A2 sized with vertical holiday image cut outs. I used the bottom part and backed the "Joy" line with Gold Mirror cardstock and the "candy cane" line with red cardstock.  I layered the poinsettia bloom with the same papers.  Here is what the die looks like:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!  Here is a close up picture.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders dies:  Holiday Greetings (S4-434), Layered Poinsettia (S5-055) Shapeabilities®
All Supplies from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  
Gold Metallic String, Kaisercraft Yellow rhinestones, Fancy Pants Gold Foil cardstock, Pebbles Gold Foil cardstock
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares  
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Labels Forty-Two Happy birthday

Hi everyone!  Today's birthday card features one of the newest label shapes, Labels Forty-Two along with it's companion Decorative Accents set.  I just love it's delicate almost square like shape and the companion Accents set is so delicate and pretty!  I thought they would make a fun background for this birthday card.
 Here are what the label and accent sets looks like:
Pretty cool huh?! P.S. and by the way, can you believe we have label shapes in the "forties"?  That's a WHOLE LOTTA label shapes!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!  Here's a close up pic.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  Font One Lowercase (S5-119), Celebration (IN-012) Shapeabilities®; Labels Forty-two (S4-471), Labels Forty-two Decorative Accents (S4-136) Nestabilities®  

Other Supplies:  Want2Scrap black rhinestone flourish; Prima Fairytale roses in Aqua and Orange; Kaisercraft Dream Big 6x6 pad, MME enamel dots 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares  
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

TE guest blogger - Day 3

Hi everyone!  Today is my third post as Taylored Expressions Guest Blogger! This is my final post as the September Guest Blogger.  I want to give a shout out to Regina and Taylor for inviting me to be a small part of the TE family this month!

Hop on over to the Taylored Expressions blog and check out my set of projects.  Let me know what you think over there on that post!
  I want to everyone who left such lovely comments on my previous posts!  I enjoyed reading them all and a big congratulations to Eileen Lucas who was the winner of the $25 store GC giveaway!  Eileen is a loyal blog reader of mine and she has the most generous spirit!  I was excited to read she was the winner.  
Here's a sneak peek...
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Paper inspired love card

Hi everyone!  I have a fun card to share today. I received the new My Mind's Eye Just Sayin' 6x6 pad and was TOTALLY inspired by this gorgeous paper in it.
Isnt' it lovely with all the flowers, flourishes and hearts?!?
I dug through my dies to see what I had to help recreate this gorgeous look. Here is what I came up with.
First, I knew I wanted to work with the new Cascade Dots die from the new Decorative Card Front series.  These are A2 card sized and there are 9 designs released in the series.  They are on pre-order with shipping in October.
I used it as a stencil with some embossing paste for some fun texture.  After playing around with it for awhile, I wanted to make it pink and to do that I added a drop of reinker to it.  Mix it in and you have a custom color!
 Next I taped the die cut down so it wouldn't move, I spread the paste starting from the lower right corner.  I did it kind of messily instead of spreading it precicely and smoothly.  After removing the stencil, you do have a minute or so to make some corrections.
I also used the new Sentiments 3 dies.  I just LOVE the new Sentiments series dies they are so pretty and loopy!  There are 3 new ones and they are also on pre-order shipping out in October.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!!  Here is a close up pic.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  Shoot! (IN-015), Sentiments 3 (S2-139), Cascade Dots (S4-456), Ivy (S3-210), Blooms One (S2-044) Shapeabilities
®; Standard Circles LG (S4-114), Standard Circlesd SM  and Classic Heart (S4-136) Nestabilities®
Other Supplies: 
Liquitex light modeling paste (from Michaels), Blush Ink reinker, Zva Creative rhinestones; Kaisercraft black rhinestones and MME Just Sayin' 6x6 pad 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Conversation bubbles card

Hi everyone!!  I have a fun card to share.  This one uses two of the four new Conversation Bubble die sets that were just released as part of the Die D-Lites line.  They are on pre-order and will ship in October.
Here are the 2 sets I used:
Weeeee.... They're totally adorable, right!?!
I die cut a bubble shape into my cardstock front and then popped it up on dimensionals over some cute green chevron patterned paper for a fun look.  For my "surprise" cloud bubble, I hand stitched through the little openings with the blue linen thread.  I used a needle threader and this took some time.  You do have to be careful as one of my little openings tore.  Next time I will try thinner floss, but I'm happy with the pop of color it gives!
I wanted to use the die cut which was left over from the front opening somewhere on the card and I ended up using it on the inside.  Turned out cute!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!!  Here is a close up pic of the bubbles.

Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  Many Words stamp set (SCS-004), Conversation Bubble 1 die set (S2-135), Conversation Bubble 4 die set (S2-138)
; Pattern Paper in Celebrations Print double sided pattern paper (SCP-016); Linen Thread (SCT-001)
Other Supplies: 
Wood veneers, rhinestones 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies and Celebra'tions line at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TE guest blogger -second post

Hi everyone!  Today is my second post as Taylored Expressions Guest Blogger!  I mentioned before that I've been a fan of Taylor's since the beginning and I am super excited to be her guest blogger this month.

Hop on over to the Taylored Expressions blog and check out my set of projects.
Thanks to everyone who left such lovely comments on my first post!  I enjoyed reading them all.  :-)
Here's a sneak peek...

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Are you a Pinterest mom?

Hi everyone!  Are you a Pinterest mom?  You know, someone who goes all out with the fabulous party favors, gift baskets, party decorations and back to school gifts?  Well, I want to be... dream to be... but am I?

This year was my first year making Back to School gifts.  Yes, my boys are going into the 5th and 3rd grade, it's about time I know!  I've been collecting some small items for a "Teacher Survival Kit" theme over the last few months (some snacks, chocolate, Advil, make up, nail polish and files), so I thought I was totally on track with being a successful Pinterest mom!
However, it occurred to me yesterday afternoon as I was RUSHING to put together the baskets at the last minute that, sadly, I'm not.  Good grief, where does the time go?  I waited to the last day, went back and forth on what to do, and my trip to the Dollar store for a cute basket or bowl/tin failed and I ended up with "boat" shaped baskets.  They are cute, just not what I had in mind.
So you ready?  Here's how they turned out.  Don't judge!  lol!
 Initially I wanted to make a cute banner lavishly stretching from end to end, but since it was 3:30 and I had literally less than an hour to finish up, that went out the window.  I switched it up to a "stick" tag after remembering the new Build-a-Tag One die set from the Celebra'tions line.
SAVED!
This tag has cute brackets cut into the tag allowing it to slide over a stick or in my case, a paper straw.  They are just adorable and were so quick and easy. 
 
I accented my tags with a rosette and pierced circles.  I love the rosette dies because they have the scored lines right there for you!  Super fast and easy to make!  Each rosette requires 2 die cuts, when they are folded each make 1/2 the bloom.  A tip when assembling the rosettes is to start one with the fold UP and the next with the fold DOWN.  This will allow them to nest perfectly when gluing together.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!  Here is a close up pic of the tags.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  Build-a-Tag One die set (SCD-010), Pierced Circles die set (SCD-009), Rosette Blooms die set (SCD-011)
; Pattern Paper in Celebrations Print double sided pattern paper (SCP-016); Linen Thread (SCT-001)
Other Supplies: 
Sequins, buttons, rhinestones, paper straws and Brother P-Touch label maker 
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Celebra'tions line at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pretty Petals card, part 2

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to my second post using the new Flower dies from the Pretty Petals die series.  This card uses Pretty Petals C, which is a set of 4 dies.  You can find them all in the "What's New" section on Spellbinders site and are on pre-order.  These sets are small and have a price of $10.
 See the leaves on the stem?  They are the negative pieces from the 1/2 daisy bloom!  Yep, I die cut it in olive and used the negative pieces for the leaves.  Double duty -love it!  I hand cut the stem.
 
This card was also made as a sample for Spellbinders to demonstrate these dies on the UK shopping channel called Craft and Create (kinda like our HSN).  Here is what the die set looks like:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up pic.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  S2-130 Pretty Petals C Shapeabilities®
Other Supplies:   
JustRite Stampers Stitched Flowers Vintage Tags stamp set for sentiment; Gina K Designs, Aqua, White, Yellow and olive cardstock; Glitter dots; Gold foil washi tape
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders dies at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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