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Hi guys, I’m back today to share an adorable project using the Nesting Tag Dies.  These little bags are perfect for little treats or even, a gift card.  Here’s today’s cast of characters.

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First I die cut the tags.  As you can see, the “hole” die fits perfectly in the spot that’s notched out on top.  Then I stamped the cute snowman on each tag (stamps are Frozen Friends, by Newton’s Nook).

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I colored each snowman with Copics to match the treat bags.

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I found these sweet little clothespins on clearance at Michaels, however, any clothespin would work with them.  I added a bit of ribbon to the tag, put my treat (in this case, some washi tape) in the bag, and closed it with a clothespin.

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I love how these little bags turned out. They were quick and easy to make, and sure to be a big hit!

Nov2014.7Remember that all of my readers have a special code that will save you 20% off of your total order at We R.  Just use code POP to receive your 20% off.  Thanks for stopping by!


Hi guys, I’m back with a sweet gratitude card that could also be customized with other sentiments. Here’s today’s cast of characters, Feather Embossing Folders, Banner It Kit and the Rose Shape Die.

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I started out by running my card stock through the Evolution with the embossing folder.  Guess what?  All the embossing folders are 20% off right now…and if you use my code POP, you’ll receive an extra 20% off at checkout.

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My next step was to cut the banner.  I cut the bottom layer out of card stock that coordinates with the rose and layering piece.

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Here’s how the banner will look layered.

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Next I die cut and assembled the rose.

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You can stamp any sentiment in the banner area…mine is from Chit Chat (Paper Smooches).

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Here’s the completed card.  I love how dies and embossing folders can create a quick and easy card.  You can use any combination of colors, papers and sentiments to create a truly customized look!

Don’t forget that my readers can use the code POP to receive 20% off their total order at We R.

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Thanks for stopping by!


I love my Feather die from We R and thought I’d create a card that uses those feathers along with the Feather Embossing Folder.  Let’s take a look at the cast of characters for today’s card…

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I used half of a Fabriano Medioevalis note card to emboss the feathers on.  This is excellent paper for watercoloring and is so textured and yummy to work with.  These embossing folders rock!  They are 6×6 and nice and large, perfect for covering a whole card or 6×6 page.

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Let’s take a closer look at how gorgeous this impression is.  The embossing is nice and crisp, without tearing the paper.

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Now it’s time to run the feather die through.  I used wood paper and wrapped a bit of twine around them for a nice, earthy, look.  I know my die looks a bit beat up, however, that’s what makes these dies so awesome….they take a beating and still cut perfectly!

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I used a wash of yellow and red for my background and love how the two colors work together.  These watercolors are Kuretake Gansai Tambi and come in different sized sets.  This one is a set of 36 and the colors are rich, vibrant, and lush!

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The last step was to adhere my watercolored feathers and feather die cuts to my card.

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What do you think?  I really enjoyed creating this card and can see this being done in a variety of colors, each with the same, beautiful, effect.

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If you see something you like, head on over to We R…my readers get a special discount of 20% on everything in their cart by using the code POP.  Hope you have fun creating.  Thanks for stopping by!


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Hi everyone!  I’m back with a super fun card that would be perfect for a friend, other half, neighbor…or whomever you “click with”!  Today’s cast of characters is the Camera Shape Die, a few sequins, a stamp and Wink of Stella glitter pen.   

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I used my Evolution to die cut the Camera.  Dimensionals helped my layers come alive.   

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TIP:  If you find your card stock is snug in the die, use wax paper and layer your card stock on top of that…you’ll get a die cut that easily pops out. Easy peasy!  Or, if you have extra foam ejection sheets, that would work well too.  

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Once my layers were die cut, I attached them and used a Wink of Stella glitter pen to add some sparkle to the lens and flash.

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I added some sparkle with a Wink of Stella glitter pen and stamped the sentiment (Paper Smooches).

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  A few sequins later and my card is complete! Hope you enjoyed today’s card!  Don’t forget that you can get 20% off your total at checkout by using my special code, POP.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Hi guys, I’m back today with a fresh and fun card using some new products from We R (formerly Lifestyle Crafts).  

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Today’s cast of characters include 2 new dies, Monarch and Chevrons, and stamps.  

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First I die cut the Monarch Butterflies…twice out of card stock and once out of vellum.  

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TIP:  If your die cut is “tight” and hard to get out, use waxed paper between the die and card stock and it will cut and release like buttah!  

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I placed the vellum in the middle to create a soft and dimensional look.

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I then used these new Cut Outs, Chevrons,  which are perfectly sized for cards, and die cut it twice…to cover a larger area on my card base.  Post it notes worked perfectly for holding it in place.

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All that was left was to stamp the sentiment (Botanical Silhouettes by PTI, no longer available), attach a piece of card stock behind my chevron cut outs, and adhere the Monarch.

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Easy peasy!  Don’t forget that my readers are able to save 20% at checkout by using the code POP on ANY products at We R.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Hey everyone, just wanted to pop in and let you all know that HSN will be debuting the NEW Evolution Advanced!

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The Evolution Advanced is perfect for die-cutting, embossing, and letterpressing.

Cool features:

It has an adjustable roller so with the switch of a dial you can set the machine for your project instead having to figure out which mat combinations to use.

The Evolution Advanced is interchangeable with a hand crank or motor option.

The tool folds up and has built in storage.

HSN will be offering a killer deal on it and there’s a limited supply…you won’t wan to miss this!   


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Hi y’all!  Today I’m hopping with the Lifestyle Studios Design Team for National Scrapbook Day.  At the end of this post, I’ll have more information about a Give Away, but first, I want to share a card I made using Pocket Scrap Dies…they’re not just for scrapbooking!  

Here’s the cast of characters, Pocket Scrap Dies Hello, Feathers, Evolution, Genius Platform, Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe paper, Dimensionals, and Sticky Thumb.  

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First I used the notepaper die and die cut it twice.  Once out of patterned paper and once with white card stock. 

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I dragged out my sewing machine (which I keep at the end of one of my craft tables, lol!) and sewed along the edge two times.  I kept the sewing unkempt to keep it feeling “homemade”.

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Next, I die cut the feathers 3 times, one time each with aqua card stock, white card stock, and white glitter tape.  I layered the white glitter tape feather over the white card stock feather to give it support, then layered it over the aqua feather. 

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A quick pass with the “Hello” die and I’m ready to put my card together! 

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Let’s put the card together!  🙂

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Here’s the finished card!

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 Continue on the hop and go see what these uber talented ladies have in store for you!

Aimee’s Armoire 

Andrea Worley

Benzie Design

Cokie Pop Paper

Cutesy Crafts

Ginger Snap Crafts

Gluesticks

Homework

Kutz Paper Scissors

Making the World Cuter

Midwestern Girl

Missy Dear

One Scrappin Mama

Popsicle Toes (that’s me!)

Pretty Providence

Scrap Time

Sew Craft Create

Snapping Monsters

The Creative Mom

Tried & True

Waffleflower

We R Memory Keepers

For your chance to win a Crafter’s Tote, check out the our Facebook page HERE.  Winner will be chosen May 5th.   See anything you like?  Be sure to enter my special code, POP, at checkout for 20% off your total order at We R Memory Keepers.   

Be sure to watch for a give away on my blog next month.  Thanks for stopping by!