Friday, February 5, 2016

Avery Elle Stamp - Viking!


Hiya!!

I’m popping in quickly today to share another project that I created using the latest Avery Elle Winter Release products!  Today’s project features a small but mighty stamp set called Viking – and I’m here to tell you, he’s so fun and cute, you’re going to want to take him home with you!

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Is he not the most adorable little viking you’ve ever seen?!!  He’s got a face only a mother could love!  LOL  Here’s how I created my project:

  1. Trim an A2 vertical top-folding card base from Sno Cone Card Stock, score at 5.5”, fold in half and perfect crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Stamp the viking image from the Viking Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Dye Ink onto some Solar White Card Stock.  Color it with Copic Markers and die cut it with the Viking Elle-Ments.
  3. Trim some wood grain card stock and adhere them to the card base to create the viking ship.
  4. Die cut some aqua vellum into waves using the Dotted Borders Elle-Ments.  Adhere them to the bottom of the card base.
  5. Die cut the pierced heart from red and white striped patterned paper (Jewel Collection Paper Pad) using the Scalloped & Pierced Heart Elle-Ments.  Punch slots at the top and bottom of the heart and slide a trimmed piece of woodgrain card stock through the slots to create a sail.  Use a few stacked foam squares to prop the center of the sail.  Adhere the sail to the card base with foam squares.
  6. Die cut a flag from Solar White Card Stock using the Bunting Elle-Ments.  Adhere it to the top of the mast with a foam square.  Die cut a pierced heart from Cherry Card Stock using the Sweet Scallops Elle-Ments and adhere it to the center of the flag with a Quickie Glue Pen.
  7. Die cut two larger circles and two smaller circles from Silver Foil Card Stock using the Double Pierced Circle Elle-Ments.  Adhere the smaller circles to the center of the larger circles with foam squares, and adhere them to the viking ship with more foam squares.
  8. Round the two bottom corners with a Corner Chomper.
  9. Adhere the viking to the card base with foam squares.

Now come ON!!  Does he not just crack you up?!!  What man wouldn’t like this for Valentine’s Day?  I know my hubby would like him.  But honestly, as long as I don’t give him a pink card, he likes everything I make.  He’s sweet like that.  LOL  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.  Please click on through to the Avery Elle Design Blog for more amazing inspiration from my teammates!  There’s some good stuff over there, I tell ya!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m still plugging away in my craft room trying to keep my head above water.  But having the time of my life in there, too!  Paper and stamps make me happy – what can I say?!  Have a super great weekend – thanks so much for starting yours off here with me!




Tuesday, February 2, 2016

My Favorite Things–New Product Launch!


Holy cow!!!

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Can you believe that it’s February already?!!  I feel like January just disappeared right before my eyes!!  But I’m so glad it’s February – it’s one of my favorite months!  And I’m here today to share a project that I created featuring some of the brand spankin’ new My Favorite Things products!!

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This project features the new Farm-tastic Stamp Set and coordinating Die-Namics, as well as the new Sunny Skies Die-Namics!  Here’s how I created my project:

  1. Trim an A2 vertical top-folding card base from Sweet Tooth Card Stock.  Score at 5.5”, fold in half and perfect crease with a Teflon bone folder.
  2. Stamp the chicken from the Farm-Tastic Stamp Set onto some Smooth White Card Stock using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, and color it in with Copic Markers.  Use the coordinating Farm-Tastic Die-Namics to die cut the image.
  3. Die cut the image panel from Sno Cone Card Stock using the flag die from the Blueprints 13 Die-Namics.
  4. Die cut the hillside from green polka dot paper (Dots & Stripes Fresh Paper Pack) and the fence from Sweet Tooth Card Stock using the Rolling Hills Die-Namics.  Adhere the two together with adhesive.  Use the flag die from the Blueprints 13 Die-Namics to die cut the hill and fence.  Adhere the hillside and fence to the image panel.
  5. Die cut the sun from Pineapple Card Stock using the Sunny Skies Die-Namic.  Use the flag die from the Blueprints 13 Die-Namics to trim out the sun to fit onto the image panel.
  6. Stamp the sentiment from the Farm-Tastic Stamp Set using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, and heat emboss it with White Detail Embossing Powder.
  7. Wrap red and white baker’s twine around the top portion of the card base and tie it into a bow.
  8. Adhere the chicken to the fence and the sun to the corner of the image panel with foam tape.  Adhere the assembled image panel to the card base with foam tape.

And there you have it!  All of the images in the Farm-Tastic Stamp Set are really stinkin’ cute, so I can’t wait to play with them more!  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.  And I’m excited to let you know that ALL of the February My Favorite Things products are avaialble in the MFT Store NOW!  Just click on the graphic below to be taken directly to the store!  Lastly, I hope you’ll click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other incredible projects that my sweet teammates have created for your inspiration!!  You’ll also want to leave some love along the way as there are PRIZES to be won for doing so!!


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That’s it for me today, friends!!  I’m still fighting this crazy cold, but feel like I’m finally on the road to recovery.  I certainly don’t have time for being sick!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  It makes my heart smile when you do!!  Ta ta for now!!



Monday, February 1, 2016

AEI♥U Challenge #33–Friendship!!



Hello Sweet Friends!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted due to my trip to Seattle/Las Vegas, and now I’m down with another cold.  Ugh.  I really am sick of being sick, and for some unexplainable reason, I just don’t snap back as quickly as I used to when I was younger.  I can’t afford to waste two days in bed!  LOL  But I’m finally starting to feel a little better, so that’s a good thing.  Too many deadlines to be sick in bed, for pete’s sake!!

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I’m excited to share the next AEI♥U Challenge with you all!!!  It’s a super fun one, and I think pretty easy as well!!  Here’s my answer to the challenge!

Challenge 33 - Friendship

I’ve always had a love for the Thanks A Bunch Stamp Set.  I just think those pretty flowers and buds are so sweet.  Here’s how I created my card:

  1. Trim an A2, horizontal top-folding card base from Lemon Grass Card Stock.  Score at 4.25”, fold in half and perfect crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Die cut an image panel from Solar White Card Stock using the Double Pierced Rectangle Elle-Ments.
  3. Stamp the flowers and leaves from the Thanks A Bunch Stamp Set using Magenta, Cherry, Lemon Grass and Jungle Pigment Inks.
  4. Position the letter dies from Avery’s Alphas Elle-Ments to spell out FRIEND, and die cut them from the image panel.  Be sure to reserve all of the pieces of the die cuts.  Die cut the letters four additional times from Solar White Card Stock and adhere all of the layers together with liquid adhesive, making sure to adhere the stamped letters on the top layer.
  5. Stamp the sentiment from the Peonies Stamp Set using New Moon Pigment Ink.
  6. Adhere the image panel to the card base with foam squares.  Position and adhere the stacked letters inside the corresponding letter apertures.  Be sure to place the inside of the R and the D in their corresponding spots so as to complete the stamped image.
  7. Adhere some Sparkling Clear Sequins using Multi Matte Medium.

Super easy and packs a dimensional punch, don’t you think?!!  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.  Please click on through to the AEI♥U Challenge Blog to see what my sweet teammates have created for your inspiration!  You’ll also find the linky tool there to link up your answer to the Friendship Challenge – there are TWO Avery Elle $25 Gift Certificates up for grabs, and I’d love for you to be one of the winners!!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m still up to my eyeballs in deadlines, but I’m plugging away and getting it done!  If you need me, I’ll be in my craft room for the next several days!  LOL  Thanks so much for stopping by today – it really makes my day when you do!


 
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