Friday, December 19, 2014

Spellbinders Patterned Border Tutorial

Hello Blog Friends, we are fast approaching Christmas, so many of us are so busy with preparations and making this special celebrations something wonderful for families.  


In the meantime, I am sharing a card that is for all occasions, it is always good to have a few on hand.  I am using the Borderabilities - don't you love the effect off them when they are layered!!

Spellbinders Products:
Cross Promotional Products:
Other: Cream card stock; Anna Griffin - Lots of Layers Patterned Paper; Mauve card stock; Sanding Block, Green patterned paper


 1. Cut patterned paper to 6cm x 14cm.  Place A2 Scalloped Borders Three Borderabilities® along the right edge and cut/emboss using the Grand Calibur.
 2. Use the Die as a stencil and sponge along the patterned edge using Bamboo Leaves and a sponge Dauber.


3. Cut the mauve card stock so it is slightly longer than the top layer and 2cm wider.  Add Cutting Edge Die to the card stock and cut/emboss using the Grand Calibur Machine. 
4. Sand along the patterned edges using Sanding Block
5. Attach Cutting edge only to the front of the card base only - NOTE: To ensure you are not cutting the back as well, lie the card base open and flat.



 6. Adhere the different layers onto the card base, using E-Z Adhesive Runner.
 7. Cut card liner slightly smaller than the base, in white card stock, adhere inside the card base, make sure to line up so that is gives the impression of another layer.
 8. Cut two (2) Foliage Flourish in green card stock.
 9. Adhere to lower left corner using liquid glue.
10. Cut one (1) medium and two (2) Blooms Four using white card stock. Colour the leaves lightly using pink. 
11. Layer, offsetting each layer, using liquid glue, adding a narrow strip of green patterned paper to the left hand edge.
12.Pop layered flower into the leaves using 3D Foam Square,
13. Add large pearl to the flower center and graduated pearls along top left corner.
13. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black, cut round right hand corners, popping slightly under the flower using 3D Foam Squares.




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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Guest Designer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Hello Blog Friends - you may or may not know that I am an Ambassador for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®.  I love all of their adhesives - they come in so many forms.


I am excited to be sharing a Step  by Step by Step Tutorial on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog - I would love you to pop over and check it out - you can see it HERE - let me know what you think!

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Butterfly Birthday

Good morning friends, I am happy to have a catch up day today so I am able to get blogging under control - I have been helping with the Santa Photos at our local Marketplace and time online has been limited .


The card I am sharing today is a birthday card - we can never have too many of these. I have used some of the gorgeous papers from Meg's Garden, that came free with a publication - it is so pretty!


I have also used Spellbinders Dies - the sentiment is from the Celebration Shapeabilities® set.  


The butterfly is from Les Papillions Two Shapeabilities®.  All dies have been cut using the Grand Calibur Die Cutting & Embossing Machine.  The bling is from Want2Scrap, I have also used  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L  E-Z Dots Permanent  Adhesive Runner on this card.


This card is for the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes w/Optional Gift Packaging
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything But Christmas
Moving along with the Times - December Birthdays
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Challenge - Birthday with a Sentiment
Clear It Out Challenge - Blues and ribbon 

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Want to Scrap Card - Christmas Bling


I am back a card on the Want2Scrap Blog.  Where would Christmas be without bling and shimmer?!  I have fun using the fabulous Want2Scrap bling in conjunction with this lovely Poinsettia from Spellbinders. 


You can see the details HERE!  I would love you to pop across and let me know what you think!
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Spellbinders - Delightful Foliage Tutorial

Hello Blog Friends, I am here to share a Spellbinders Tutorial with you - I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoy sharing them. I have created a card today that is both elegant and very easy - my husband says I say every project is easy,  but as you will see - this is so-o-o easy - check it out


Spellbinders Products:
Cross Promotional Partners:
Other:
  • White Card stock; Chameleon Art Alcohol Markers; acrylic block, sentiment stamp; 













 1. Using yellow card stock, cut/emboss one (1) Delightful Foliage Die using both the cutting edge and the detailed insert.
 2. Using outer cutting edge only, cut/emboss two (2) pieces in yellow card stock for card base
 3. Score one (1) of the base pieces at 1.5cm and fold forward
 4. Adhere the front to the scored card base (back), making sure the patterned edge lines up.
 5. Adhere patterned piece to the card base, as shown above

















 6. Stamp the Poppy image onto white card using Tuxedo Black - allow to dry
 7. Colour using medium of choice 
 8. Cut/emboss using Oval Bliss Die
 9. Layer onto the card base using 3D Foam Squares


















10.  Add triple Seam Binding bow, followed by an insert from the Elizabeth Border Die and pearls
11. Adhere to the bow using liquid glue
11. Cut/emboss the Tag from  the Delightful Foliage Dies, using yellow card, adhere using liquid glue.
12. Tuck the tag in behind the bow and secure using  liquid glue
13. Stamp the sentiment and cut out by hand - adhere using E-Z Runner
14. Add pearls as shown in the photos above                                                                                            

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Lots of Lovely Layers

It is no secret that I love layers on my cards and projects - the dimension appeals to be greatly, especially when I am using Spellbinders Dies.  Have you seen the sneak peeks that are being shown regularly on the Spellbinders Blog?!  They just get better and better....



I have hand cut the Penny Black Inc. image which has been coloured using Chameleon Pens, then popped up onto the layered Labels Forty Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Decorative Elements using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The Dies have been cut/embossed using the Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.  The card base has been created using Labels Forty Spellbinders® Nestabilities®.


This card is for the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes and/or Snow
Card Mania Favorite Color Combo
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Squigglefly - Emboss or Die Cut
Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly  Paper Play - make your own embellishments - flowers, die cuts, punched borders


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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Colouring with Chameleon Pens

Hello Blog Friends - are you counting down until Christmas - it is coming very fast, what a fabulous time of year.  I have taken a break from Christmas projects to create a card using this adorable image I coloured using Chameleon Pens.



For those of you who are wondering what I think of them - I am very impressed and love to use them.  It is a very quick way to achieve an array of ones with each pen  and in all honesty, they do not take long to master,


I have had cut the image and popped it up using onto the Oval Bliss Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Decorative Elements using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The Die has been cut/embossed using the Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine, then the Die has been used as a Stencil, sponging around the inside edges using Imagine Crafts VersaMagic in Pixie Dust.

The rest of the card has been created from bits and pieces gathering on my desk - I call this process 'Faux Cleaning!' LOL!


This card is for the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes and/or Snow
Card Mania - Favorite Color Combo
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Squigglefly - Emboss or Die Cut
Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Artist in Residence - Christmas Card Tutorial

I have a tutorial live as an Imagine Crafts Artists in Residence.  For today's Tutorial I am sharing a gorgeous Christmas Card using the Emboss Resist technique and Memento Inks - they are perfect for this technique.



I have also used some of my favourite  products including Spellbinders Dies,Want2Scrap bling and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - it doesn't get much better than this!

You can see the whole project and details by clicking HERE.  I would love you to pop over there and leave me a comment letting me know what you think - you know I love to see you!

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Summer Leaves

Hello Blog Friends - I am using one of the Spellbinders Card Fronts today - I love these, they are so easy to use and add such fabulous details to a project.



I have used the Leaves a Fallin' Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® Decorative Card Front, that has been cut using white card and the Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.



The addition of some May Arts Ribbon adds such a pretty touch, followed by a flower - don't you love the summery feel that the background paper has added.  I have also used  Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares for dimension ,and E-Z Runner on this card.


This card is for the following challenges:
Artbymiran Challenge Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything goes.....but NOT Christmas!!!
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes!
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper – Anything goes with Patterned Paper


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Friday, December 5, 2014

Spellbinders - She Leaves a Sparkle Tutorial

What inspires you to create a card?  It can be many things that inspire me - I am a very visual person.  As soon as I saw this gorgeous Fairy Ariana I wanted to create a card with it - it is so whimsical and perfect for many occasions - I hope you are inspired by the Step by Step Tutorial below.




Spellbinders Products:
Cross Promotional Partners:
Other:  White Cardstock; liquid glitter/Kindy Glitz; button, acrylic block, sentiment stamp; Glitter Stars; Liquid Glue; Anna Griffin Patterned Card stock


 1 Score White card stock and cut/emboss using Labels Forty #5, making sure to keep the fold inside the top cutting edge to create the card base,
 2. Cut/emboss patterned paper using Labels Forty #5
 3. Adhere ribbon around the center of the cut paper
 4. Adhere patterned paper to the card base using E-Z Adhesive Runner
 5. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black Ink



 6. Cut/emboss one (1) Oval Bliss Die #2 using white card
 7. Use the Die as a stencil sponge around the inside edges of the Die using Shimmery Silver Ink and a Sponge dauber



  8. Cut/emboss one (1) Fairy Ariana using DCWV - The Glitzy Pastels Stack    
  9. Adhere to the Oval Bliss using Adhesive Runner
10. Adhere double bow using liquid glue, followed by a button and pearl
11. Add Kindly Gltiz to the button
12. Adhere random glitter stars to the card base.

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