Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Favorite Things–Birthday Centerpieces!

Happy Tuesday, sweet friends!!


I’m back today to share a project that I created using the newly released Birthday Centerpieces Die-Namic from My Favorite Things!  It’s a die that is awesome as a stand-alone die – nothing else is really required to be the star of the show!  I decided to use it to make a fun little shaker card!  Here’s how I did it!

  1. Trim an A2 top-folding card base from Razzle Berry cardstock.  Score at 5.5”, fold and perfect crease with teflon bone folder.
  2. Trim an A2 panel from Smooth White cardstock; die cut Birthday Centerpieces Die-Namic from the center of the panel.
  3. Using the stitched rectangle from Blueprints 15 Die-Namics, die cut the outside edge of the image panel.
  4. Mask off the outside circle and the inside circle with Stamping Mask Paper; using a Mini Ink Blending tool, blend Razzle Berry and Lemon Drop Premium Dye Inks to color the letters; carefully remove the masks.
  5. Trim a piece of acetate to fit behind the opening on the image panel; adhere it to the back of the panel.
  6. Wrap pink and yellow baker’s twine around the top of the image panel and tie into a bow.
  7. On the back of the image panel, adhere foam tape around the outside circle and the inside circle (two layers stacked).  Sprinkle Sweetheart, Marigold, and Sparkling Clear Sequins, as well as some Silver Shimmer Sead Beads inside the wells created by the foam tape.  Remove the release liner from the foam tape, add additional foam squares to the back of the image panel,  and careful adhere it to the card base.

There ya have it!!  Easy and fun – it’s amazing what one die can do, right?!  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends!  I’ll be hanging out with my grandsons today, but I’ll be back soon – I promise!!  Have a great day!!

Monday, July 27, 2015

New Online Card Class–Background Check!!!


Background Check

Popping in quickly to let you know that there’s a new Online Card Class that started today – it’s called Background Check, and I suspect that it’ll be loaded with ideas about how to create amazing backgrounds to incorporate into your card designs!!  I’m signed up and so excited to try out the techniques!!!  There’s still time to sign up – you can find the info HERE!!  And if you don’t have time this week to take it, once you’re signed up, you can take the class ANY TIME!!  For life!!  That’s the beauty of these online classes – you have access to the content forever!  I hope you’ll check it out – these classes really are a wealth of information!!  Oh, and Jennifer McGuire is GIVING AWAY THREE SPOTS to the class!!  Check out her giveaway HERE!!!

Hope to see you in the gallery!!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Avery Elle–Swim Team!

I’m baaaackkkk!!  LOL

Popping in today to share another project that I created for the most recent Avery Elle Release.  This one features the Swim Team Stamps and complimentary Elle-Ments.


This project involved a little bit of die-cutting and masking, some ink blending, and some stamping and coloring – I think I covered all the bases!!  LOL  Here’s how I created it:

  1. Trim an A2 top-folding card base from white cardstock.  Score at 5.5”, fold and perfect crease with teflon bone folder.
  2. Trim an A2 panel from white cardstock; die cut a circle from the center of the panel using the Double Pierced Circle Elle-Ments.
  3. Trim an A2 piece of Stamp Masking Paper; use the image panel as a template and the Double Pierced Circle Elle-Ments to die cut the Masking Paper panel; adhere the mask to the card base.
  4. Die cut a mask for the waves using the Swim Team Elle-Ments and a piece of acetate.
  5. Using the acetate waves mask, blend some Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Ink inside the masked off circle on the card base; splatter some droplets of water onto the blended ink, and carefully blot the water spots with a paper towel to remove the ink.
  6. Stamp the sea grass and school of fish images from the Swim Team Stamp Set inside the ink blended circle; carefully remove the mask.
  7. On a scrap of white cardstock, stamp the two fish images from the Swim Team Stamp Set, color them with Copic Markers and trim them out with detail scissors.
  8. Die cut the front panel using the Double Pierced Rectangle Elle-Ments; stamp the sentiment from the Swim Team Stamp Set in the lower right hand corner.  Adhere the front panel to the card base with foam squares.
  9. Adhere the fish inside the fish bowl with foam squares; apply Glossy Accents air bubbles and allow to fully dry.

There ya have it!  This Swim Team set is so stinkin’ cute.  It just so happens that I created this project a few weeks back when my grandsons were here and we had just finished watching “Finding Nemo.”  Such a cute movie!!  Anywho, please click on through to  the Avery Elle Design Team Blog for some additional inspiration!  No doubt it’ll be awesome!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I plan to spend much of my weekend crafting – yessss!!!  How about you?  I hope you have some fun plans for your weekend, too!!

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