2 cards, featuring Spellbinders April 2019 Glimmer of the Month kit

Hey friends!  I recently received the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil machine, so today I’m sharing 2 cards that I made using the machine, along with the April 2019 Glimmer of the Month kit.

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I created a quick process video on how to use the Glimmer Foil machine, and I show you what I created with the April GOTM kit.

 

Here is the plates that you will receive along with a roll of Matte Silver Foil:

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For my first card, I used all the plates (letters) to create a background image on pink cardstock, along with the rose gold foil.  Since I had so many plates on the platform at one time, the foiling didn’t come out perfectly, but I love how distressed it looks!

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I die cut the Flutter Wing Butterfly die out of pink cardstock. (I die cut the body 3 times and glued them on top of each other to create a dimensional look.)  I also heat foiled the “Hello Friend” from the Everyday Sentiments II with the rose gold foil and black cardstock.

I cut a piece of Heidi Swapp “Paint the Town” pattern paper, and adhered it onto a white card base.  Then I added the foiled background piece with foam tape.  I adhered the butterfly with a thin sliver of foam tape under the body, and then I added the sentiment with foam tape as well.

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For the second card, I decided to make a shaker element.

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First, on a piece of white cardstock, I ink blended 3 Distress Oxide inks together.  I used Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, and Spun Sugar.  I sprinkled the ink-blended background with water, and dabbed it up with a paper towel to create a bleached effect.  I spelled out the word “love,” but left out the space for the O, and used the Prism hot foil.  I then die cut a small heart where the O should be.  I created a shaker element using clear acetate, foam tape, and tiny heart sequins.  I adhered the entire panel only a white card base with foam tape.  I added the “It’s Your Day” sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments II, along with the Prism hot foil and black cardstock.

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I have to admit that I forgot to use the Matte Silver foil on my cards, as I was just too excited to play with the glimmer foil system.  However, I do use a piece of it in the video when I was demonstrating how to use the Glimmer machine.

I really hope you like my cards, and you found my video helpful.

Happy Sunday!

Trio of cards, featuring Spellbinders Die D-Lites

Hello crafty friends! I am so excited to be sharing my first guest post on the Spellbinders blog.  There is more detail and instructions on how I made these cards over on their blog, so please stop by and leave me some love!  (Supplies are linked at the bottom of this post.)

Today, I’m working with some cute Die D-Lites.  The little animals are so cute, and I decided to make a few birthday cards.  I also love a good cheese burger and fries, so I made another card as well.

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I filmed a YT process video if you’re interested:

 

My favorite technique for the background has always been ink blending, so that is what I did for all three of my cards.

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Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:

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I love the way my cards turned out…they are so cute!  I have loved working with Spellbinders metal dies, and I hope you are inspired to get crafty.

Happy Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magic, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

I made a new layout using the February 2019 Hip Kit Club kits.  I used one of the March free cut files, which you can access from the website if you have an account, and I was challenged to use this week’s sketch.

I filmed a process video if you’re interested:

 

I decided to scrapbook all the Hip Kit Club DT announcements that I have been a part of.  I love being on the HKC DT so much!

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I hope you love my project as much as I do!

Happy Sunday!

 

8 cards, featuring Spellbinders March 2019 Card of the Month kit

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 8 cards that I made using the Spellbinders March 2019 Card of the Month kit: Relax & Enjoy.  These kits are jam packed with everything you’d need to make a card, from card bases & envelopes, to double sided tape and foam squares.  I will also be using some kit add ons: Relax & Enjoy 6×6 paper padsentiment stickers, vellum butterfly stickers, and clear stamp set, which you can get here.

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I filmed a video showing the process of some of the cards:

 

I absolutely love butterflies, and the butterfly die cut ephemera pieces from the kit, and the vellum butterfly add ons are gorgeous.

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For this card, I used 3 vellum butterflies, a sentiment sticker, white yardstick, a piece of pattern paper from the paper pad, and a card base.  This card may be one of my favorites, and it was probable the quickest to put together.

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For this card, I used a piece of pattern paper from the paper pad, one of the 3×4 cards, the butterfly and banner die cut ephemera, and a card base.  I added some machine stitching to the banner for added texture and interest in my card.  The colors in these kits are so gorgeous!

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My next set of cards are cacti and succulent themed.

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For this card, I used pattern paper, a 3×4 card, some of the die cut ephemera, and a card base.  I love the foiling detains in the die cut ephemera pack!

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For this card, I used the stamp set, and the black cardstock that came in the kits.  I stamped a background piece using the cactus stamp.  I also stamped an extra cactus, colored it with Zig clean color real brush pens, and fussy cut it.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with Versamark ink and white embossing powder on the black cardstock.

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For this card, I used pattern paper, a 3×4 card, sentiment stickers, the cacti and flowers metal dies, and a card base.  I die cut the pieces of the cacti from the green and mirror foiled cardstock included in the kit.  There wasn’t a pink cardstock in the kit, so I just ink blended some Picked Raspberry distress ink onto white cardstock, and die cut the flowers.

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My last few cards are all about relaxing.

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For this card, I used pattern paper, a tiny piece of the mirror foiled cardstock, die cut ephemera coffee cups, sequins, and a card base.  I love that sequins that matched the foiling details were included in the kits!

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For this card, I used black cardstock, a sentiment sticker, die cut ephemera, sequins, and a card base.  I added some machine stitching to this card as well.

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For my last card, I used pattern paper, ephemera pieces, cardstock, and some of the flowers and leaves metal dies.  I used the cardstock from the kit to cut out the flowers and leaves.

I really love how quick and easy most of these cards came together!  I love how much were included in these kits as well!

Here is an image of what was included in the kits.

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The only things I used from my own stash was my Platinum6 die cutting machine, a circle die from the Spellbinders nestabilities standard circles, fun foam, and liquid glue.  For the stamped card, I used ink, Versamark ink, and white embossing powder from my stash.

I hope you like my cards, and I hope you check out the Spellbinders card of the month kits.  They are so much fun to play with, and are such a great value!

Happy Saturday!

 

December Daily, day 25 & a pocket page

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing day 25 and the last pocket page of my December Daily 2018.  I also have a process video if you’re interested:

 

For day 25, I had a lot of instax photos that I wanted on one layout.  I took a bunch of photos after Christmas lunch using the Santa FB filter, and I love them all.  I was trying to figure out how to get them all on the page, especially since I can’t cut the instax film, when I remembered the waterfall technique floating around instagram.  So, through trial & error, I decided to give it a try.

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I used a lot of the 3×4 PL cards from the Hip Kit Club 2018 December Documented kit, and a Hip Kit Club exclusive paper from the 2018 December Main kit for the background.

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I really love how it came out, and I’m glad I gave it a try!

On the left side, is a photo that I printed, then cut out into a circle with my silhouette cameo machine.

I also made a pocket page to house all the Christmas cards that we get inn the mail.  I used another Hip Kit Club exclusive paper from the December Main kit.

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On the left is a full page photo of the kids (hearts for privacy).

That’s it for now.  I’ll be sharing a flip through video of my album soon, so keep a look out for that!

Happy Thursday!

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December Daily 2018, days 2-4, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  I am so excited to be sharing some December Daily pages with you!  I am sharing days 2-4 of my 2018 album, and for these days, I’m using the Hip Kit Club 2018 December Documented kit.

I also have a YouTube process video, if you’re interested!

 

For day 2, my story is about our family hike.  The weather was so beautiful, we had to take advantage and go outside!

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The number 2 is a cutfile called Scandinavian numbers from the Hip Kit Club 12 days of Giving, which you can get for free from the Hip Kit Club website, as long as you have an account.  I hand wrote a quote that I found on pinterest, and it says “of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt” by John Muir.  The Merry Happy card is an HKC exclusive from the DD kit.

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For day 3, my story is about the lights on the house.  It’s our first Christmas in the new house, and my husband was a bit hesitant to put the lights up, since our roof line is steeper and higher than our old house.  He got it done though, and I love it!

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Another thing about this story, is my genius purchase of the holiday season.  I bought an outdoor club that’s remote operated.  Now, we don’t have to step outside before going to bed to unplug the lights!  Love it!  I’m going to go get the indoor version for our Christmas tree!  Ha!

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For Day 4, the story is: letters to Santa.  We always go to visit Santa early to avoid the lines, but I document the day that the girls write their letters.  This year, I wanted the letters to Santa to be more individualized and personal.  I asked my older daughter to write her letter to Santa on her phone in the Notes app, then screenshot and text it to me.  My middle daughter wrote a classic letter with pictures.  I just had my 2 year old scribble on a pre-made card.

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I wanted a more interactive album this year, so I created a pocket page to house the Santa letters.  The front of the pocket is a photo that I made in photoshop of the 3 girls writing their letters.  I absolutely LOVE the way the letters and this spread turned out!

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I hope you like what I created, and if you’re interested in more December Daily posts from me, just click on the December Daily tag or category on my blog post!

Happy Sunday!

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