Technique Tuesday June Release Blog Hop: 6 x 8 pocket spread

Hello friends, and welcome to the Technique Tuesday June Release Blog Hop.  You should have come from Norine Borys‘s blog, and your next stop is Emily Leiphart.

Today, I’m sharing a 6×8 pocket spread, along with a few 3×4 cards I made using the Laugh and Smile stamp set along with the Layered Laugh die set.

Here is what I created:

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I made the 3 x 4 cards using the outline version of the “SMILE” and “LAUGH” stamps.  I used my Misti stamping tool to help me line everything up, and to double stamp if needed.

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I used Distress oxide colors in Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Seedless Preserves.  On the 3 x 4 card that I put in my pocket page, I left room between the red and yellow color to glue on a laugh die cut.  I die cut the laugh out of glitter cardstock, and 2x from white cardstock.  I glued them one on top of each other to create depth and dimension.

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For the other card, I used the Remember When stamp set, along with the Oval and Rectangle Stitched Label dies.  I stamped the label with the DO Abandoned Coral ink for my journaling, then fussy cut it out.  I also stamped the sold label with DO Picked Raspberry.  Once dry, I stamped the “Good Times together” sentiment with Versafine ink, then die cut it using the rectangle stitched die.  I adhered the labels to an old Dear Lizzy pattern paper that I trimmed down to 3 x 4 inches.  I also added a glitter heart that I die cut from the square die with a heart inside.  Like the “laugh,” I die cut it once from glitter cardstock, and 2x from white cardstock and glued them together.

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I just added a couple small embellishments to the photo.  I stamped the “This Photo Makes Me” sentiment from the Laugh & Smile stamp set with the DO Picked Raspberry ink, fussy cut it out, and adhered it with foam squares.  I used the outer square of the heart that I die cut, and adhere it to the photo as well.  Ideally, I would have liked my 4×6 photo on top with the 2 3 x 4 cards on bottom so that the sentiment would read “This photo makes me SMILE,” but I don’t have a pocket page layout like that.  This works perfectly fine though.

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I really like how this pocket spread turned out, and I hope you do too.

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Here is the blog hop order:

Technique Tuesday

Seeka

Norine Borys

Jung AhSang  <— you are here

Emily Leiphart  ** your NEXT stop

Kymona Tracey

Dana Kirby

Nathalie DeSousa

Amy Kolling

Ana Anderson

Latisha Yoast

Allison Arbour

Sheree Forcier

Yasmin Diaz

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Saturday!

Best Wishes card, featuring Spellbinders May 2019 GOM

Hello friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far.  Today I’m sharing a Best Wishes card, using the Spellbinders May 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM).  I also used the flower and leaves dies from the May 2019 Large Die of the Month (LDOM).

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On a piece of white cardstock, I used my Glimmer Hot Foil System to hot foil the filigree frame with the Polished Brass foil, which both came in the GOM.  Next, I used Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral with an old makeup brush to ink blend right on top of the hot foil.  I hadn’t tried foiling first, then ink blending before, so this was a bit of an experiment.  After all the ink blending, I took a paper towel to buff off the residual ink on the foiling.  I will admit that the ink blending and the buffing did dull down the foiling a little bit, so I will stick to ink blending then foiling next time.  Using the oval die that came with the filigree frame, I die cut an oval from the center of the cardstock.  I then trimmed it down to slightly less than A2 sized.

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On a separate piece of white cardstock, I used the “Best Wishes” sentiment that came with the Glimmer Hot Foil machine, and the same foil that I used for the frame.  I used foam tape on the back of the filigree frame panel, and adhered it the the Best Wishes panel.  Next, I adhered the entire thing to an A2 sized white card base.

I added some die cut flowers and leaves from the May LDOM to my card.  I finished it off using liquid pearls in brass and white opal.

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I love how elegant and feminine my card turned out.  I hope you do too!  Don’t forget to check out all of the Spellbinders Clubs for kits filled with awesome value.  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Sunday!

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders May 2019 Large Die of the Month

Hi crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I created using the Spellbinders April 2019 Large Die of the Month kit.  This kit contains all the dies you need to create the cutest cards, from birthday to wedding, to general congrats cards.  The kit features metal dies to make a dimensional cake with beautiful flowers, and all the accessories.

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I made a YT process video, if you’d like to see the dies in action!

 

For the first card, I made a birthday card for my sister.  This kit is perfect for birthdays, because not only are there candles, but there are numbers as well.  She turned 36, so that is what I used as my cake topper.

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I used Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar and white cardstock to create a light pink ombre cake.  On another piece of white cardstock, I used Distress Oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade to add ink to my background.  I used a MFT stencil to add some sunshine-ie rays to the background.

While those inked panels were drying, I die cut the 3 and the 6 from gold glitter cardstock using my Platinum machine.  I also die cut the 2 different flower and leaf sizes using cardstock scraps from my stash.  I cut the flowers from purple, dark purple, blue, pink, and gold glitter cardstock.  I cut the leaves from dark green and light green cardstock.  Then, I die cut the cake layers from the pink ink blended panel.

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To put my card together, I used fun foam to adhere the background panel to the card base.  I used strong double sided tape to attach the cake layers, and I used liquid glue to attach all the little details.

I put the sentiment on the inside of the card, and I used the Spellbinders Sentimental Words stamp set.  I used my Misti and Archival jet black ink for the perfect stamped image.

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For my next card, I made a card that would be great for a wedding or even an anniversary.

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I made this card in a very similar fashion as my first card.  For the background, I used Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass.  I used the same floral colors, but instead of using the smaller flowers for the middle, I used small pearls instead.  For the sentiment, I used “Best Day Ever,” which is a sticker from the Spellbinders Relax & Enjoy sticker sentiments.  Since it is a velum sticker, I stuck it to a piece of white cardstock first, then cut it out leaving a slight border.

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I am so happy with this month’s Large DOTM kit.  I think it is a really versatile set, and I just love how pretty you can make your cards…the dimension and detail are awesome.

Check out the Spellbinders site for the different club kits, like the Large Die of the Month or the Glimmer Foil of the Month, as well as lots of other crafty goodies!  Thanks for hanging out!

Happy Wednesday!

Technique Tuesday National Scrapbook Day blog hop

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Hello friends and welcome to the Technique Tuesday blog hop!  May 4th is National Scrapbook Day (NSD), and we are starting the celebration early!

For this blog hop, I made a Mom life layout!

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I wanted to focus on the Sassy Day stamp set, so I had the idea to stamp them all, and turn them into labels.

First, I used some Distress Oxide inks, and ink blended pink, blue, and purple on white cardstock.  Once dry, I used the stamps, and some black ink to stamp the sassy sentiments, making sure to leave enough room to die cut labels.  Next, I used one of the label dies from the Essential Stitched Labels crafting dies set to die cut the sentiments.  I also die cut some pattern papers from Paige Evans, Maggie Holmes, and Shimelle’s collections that I had in my stash.

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On a letter sized piece of white cardstock, I added some pink watercolor.  Once dry, I added the labels.  I used foam tape to adhere the sassy day stamped labels to the background.  I attached the pattern paper labels to the background with just a little bit of glue, and then I machine stitched through the middle.

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I added my 2 photos with foam squares.  Next, I added a Mom Life title, and journaling strips.

Since my background is pretty busy already, I just added just a few embellishments.  I added a butterfly and puffy stickers from my stash.

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Here is the blog hop order:

Nathalie DeSousa 
Yasmin Diaz
Allison Arbour
Norine Borys
Dana Kirby 
Kymona Tracey 
Emily Leiphart
Seeka
Latisha Yoast
Jung AhSang  *
you are here
Ana Anderson 
<— your NEXT stop
Technique Tuesday

In honor of NSD, Technique Tuesday is giving away FREE stamp sets and dies.  And here’s the best news…you get to choose which FREE set of stamps or dies you get.  Here’s how to claim your FREEBIE:

  1. Go to the Technique Tuesday website and put $30 of other products in your cart.
  2. Go to the FREE National Scrapbook Day 2019 category on the website, choose your free stamp set or set of dies, and add it to your cart.  https://www.techniquetuesday.com/National-Scrapbook-Day-FREE-Stamp-Set-Or-Set-Of-Dies.html
  3. When you check out, enter the coupon code: NSD2019
  4. The charges for you freebie will be removed from your order.

Hurry—this special offer ends on Sunday, May 5th at midnight!

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That’s it for me!  I hope you like my layout, and picked up a little inspiration.  Don’t forget to hop along, and thanks for stopping by!

Happy Wednesday!

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galaxy card, featuring Scrapbook.com

Hey friends!

I’m taking a little pause from all the holiday craftiness to bring you a galaxy love note, featuring the Scrapbook.com stamp set: You and Me Quotes and Sayings.

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When I say the “You are my true North” sentiment, I immediately thought of Aurora Borealis, which made me think of galaxy cards.

First I made my galaxy card, by using some distress inks on a Neenah A2 white cardstock panel.  The Distress colors I used are: squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral, worn lipstick, broken china, and finally black soot.  I used some ink blending tools to blend the various colors on my panel, then the black soot on top.  I went back and added some more color on top of the black soot, but looking at the pictures, I think I could have blended it a little more.  Next, I added some watered down white acrylic paint splatters for the stars.

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I heat embossed the sentiment about the upper middle of my card.  I used Versamark ink and Ranger superfine white embossing powder.  Next, I used one of the smaller hearts from the Hero Arts nesting dies to die cut a heart around the sentiment.

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I added some foam tape to the galaxy panel, and adhered it to Neenah A2 solar white card base.  I created an inlay card design by glueing the heart sentiment where it should go on the panel, like a puzzle piece.

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I love the way my card turned out, and I absolutely love that sentiment!  I will be giving my hubs this card for sure!

I hope you like my card as well!

Happy Wednesday!