June 18, 2012
Happy Monday, everyone! I wanted to play along with the sketch challenge at Desconstructing Jen and this is what I came up with. This was a fun challenge and one that kept me thinking.
I used Make It Amazing by Taylored Expressions (aka TE) and the coordinating butterfly dies. The gorgeous roses are Prima Laraine Roses and the chic DP is Lily Bee Design – Buttercup. The paper in this pack is gorgeous and I love the muted grays in it!
I added some pearls to finish the card and used Copics (W7, W5, W3) for the butterflies. Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!
June 12, 2012
Happy Tuesday! Lifestyle Crafts has some amazing new dies out, the Bloom & Grow collection. The dies in this release are perfect for scrapbooking, card making, and any 3D projects you can think of! This butterfly card uses Nesting Butterflies, Flourish Borders, and Brocade Borders.
I love the Flourish Borders dies, here is a card that uses Botanical Letterpress Printing Plates and the Flourish Border dies. To get the two toned butterfly I first inked it in red, then went back, only inked the edges in black, and ran it through the Big Shot again. A rather bold look, but I like it.
The next two cards use Whimsical Frame, Bouquet, and Flourish Borders.
Bouquet 1 of 2
Bouquet 2 of 2
The next few cards use Scallop Doilies, Medallions, and Whimsical Frame.
Scallop Doilies Die
I hope you enjoyed what you saw today. If you decide you must have some of these dies, be sure to use Promo Code POP for 20% off your order. Have fun creating!
May 30, 2012
I found another use for border dies (other than scrapbooking) and love to use them on cards. This card uses Brocade and Nesting Butterflies from Lifestyle Crafts.
You get two border dies in this set, aren’t they pretty?
Such a clean look using only the border and butterfly die.
I have one more project to share with you today. This one uses the Treat Box die from Lifestyle Crafts.
These are so sweet and would be fun to fill with party favors, balloons, candy, etc. They were super simple to put together and the perfect size for little hands.
This is the die and it comes with some adorable accent pieces. A fun way to change the look of the Treat Box and dress it up or down. Don’t forget that using Promo Code “POP” will save you 20% at Lifestyle Crafts! Thanks for stopping by!
March 13, 2012
A Day For Daisies has another challenge up, Dress It Up With Gingham. I used A Special Flower for this challenge. Isn’t this image sweet? With Silhouette Studio software, I created a circle frame card and cut it with the Cameo. The rose was made with Spellbinders Rose dies by Donna Salazar and the butterflies are from Stampin Up. This was a fun challenge, thanks for stopping by!
February 23, 2012
Lettering Delights has several new sets out that I love. For these tea cups, I used 3D Teapot, Quilled Flowers, and Oh Hello Flutter. I love the square shape of these tea cups…so dainty and classy. For each cup I cut two cups and embossed the 2nd cut. It made the cups stronger having the 2nd layer, perfect for younger children who might be playing with them (like my little girl). These would look just as cute with patterned paper or with something stamped on them.
Right now you can save 20% by using code “bestbuybundle” off $20 or more. There are several great new sets (as well as older ones), be sure to check them out!
February 9, 2012
I love this stamp by Penny Black. I wish it was made in three parts though, the heart, the branch, and the leaves. I suppose that’s my spoiled self talking…clear stamps have me very spoiled. As it turned out, I masked the heart and branches/leaves separately. I used Real Red and Cherry Cobbler (both SU) ink for the heart and Close to Cocoa and Old Olive markers for the branches and leaves. I also accented the leaves a bit with Copics. Edges were sponged with Broken China (Tim Holtz Distress).
This is my “oops” card. I wasn’t going to add the butterfly but apparently I can’t glue as well as I thought, lol! Underneath the butterfly is a smearing of glue and it looked pretty obvious. Thank goodness for options to cover it up with! I used the Cathedral Lace die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and trimmed it down for the focal point. Banner and Birthday sentiment are both from Papertrey Ink.
This card is a Silhouette card file and was cut with the Cameo. I edited it a bit and left only (and rearranged) the hearts. The sentiment is from Heart Prints Sentiments (Papertrey Ink). A pretty simple card and super simple to put together.
This heart is from a stamp set called Heartfelt (Tim Holtz). Love sentiment is from Tiny Tags (Papertrey Ink). Image was colored with Copics…another simple card.
And now, on to some organizing…
Susan from Mad Sky Designs posted HERE about organizing her dies and embossing folders. I went to Staples and had to check out that gorgeous Martha Stewart binder. They also had them in red and a beautiful chestnut color, but I loved this one. I bought some pocket dividers also from Martha Stewart, they were in the same section as the binders and came with sheet protectors divided in twos or fours. Each pack had 10 sheets and retailed at $3.99. Thank you, Susan, for the recommendation and post!
I love that there is a top flap to keep your contents from flying out the top. Perfect for dies and my smaller stamps.
Here’s a shot of the other style, divided into two sections. I bought the magnetic vent covers from Menards and cut them to fit into the pockets (@ 4.25″ x 8″)…perfect for my dies.
Thanks for stopping by!
February 3, 2012
I used a Silhouette file for both of these cards, Flourish. I edited it a bit to make it an “open window” card. I also added an embossed panel with dimensionals, as I felt the flourish needed a little support. The butterfly is also a Silhouette file and was colored with Copics and then given an outer layer of Diamond Dust (crushed glass). The rose was made with McGill paper punches and the stem of leaves was made with Spellbinder dies.
This card was made with the same Flourish, as it is in the Silhouette store. I used black flock vinyl and although it’s hard to see in the pictures, the texture gives it a rich look/feel in person. This butterfly is from Cheery Lynn Designs and also colored with Copics and given an edge of Diamond Dust. Out of curiosity, I’d love to hear which card you like best. I like this one, with the black background.
And now…on to the fun discovery! If you remember THIS post, you’ll see that I used a white gel pen with the KNK Maxx to create the card. Of course, I love my Maxx but I also wanted to use gel pens with the Cameo. Since I’ll use a white gel pen the most, I used masking tape to create a “holder” for the Cameo. Guess what? It was a perfect fit!
This is a picture of it hard at work. I did a double pass to make sure the white was nice and crisp and am very pleased with the results. I will eventually get a pen holder but for now, this is a great alternative!
The heart and fancy snowflake files are both from the Silhouette store. I’m very happy with the results. I bought my gel pens (Gelly Roll) at Joanns in a three pack. You can also buy them individually, but I like having several to choose from in case one of them wants to die on me. So far, I haven’t had any problems, but when it comes to white gel pens, better safe than sorry!
December 28, 2011
This card was made for Sketch Challenge 365 at SCS. The verse is a Plain Jane stamp from Verve Stamps. I used a little bit of everything for this card; Darice Butterfly embossing folder, SU Butterfly Embosslit, Flourish cut with the Cameo, Swiss Dots embossing folder, and the feather is from Lifestyle Crafts. Thanks for stopping by!