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!

The Sweet Life, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!

How is the weather lately in your neck of the woods?  Here in Texas, we have had some beautiful spring weather, but it has already started to get really hot.  Before it starts to get into the high 90s and 100s, we have tried to get as much outside time as we can.  We are introducing Ruby to long sunsets, bubbles, wagon rides, and sidewalk chalk.  I made a layout featuring her hoarding the sidewalk chalk.  It was just so cute.  She was trying to hold them all, but when she’d pick up one more, another one would fall out of her hands, and on and on.  Ha!  I absolutely love the photos I was able to take!  Don’t you think these photos would be perfect for a Crayola ad?  LOL!

I was challenged to use layers and fussy cutting on this layout… I love both of these techniques, so I was happy to!  I will be using the April 2018 Main kit, Cardstock kit, Embellishment kit, Project Life kit, and Color kit.

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I fussy cut a bunch of the flowers from the Dear Lizzy floral paper.  (I still have a ton left for future projects!)

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I layered pattern paper and 2 cardstock colors for my background, I used some of the exclusive Project Life cards for layers behind my photo, and I layered my embellishments by using flat adhesive and foam squares.

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I thought that rainbow Dear Lizzy paper was perfect for this chalk layout.  To continue the rainbow theme, I used different colors of Distress Oxide inks (several from past color kits).  I have been putting a lot of these small circles on my layouts recently.  I have been using an sponge ink dauber tool, and I love how it looks!  A couple of the sheets of Shimelle mini alpha stickers are rainbow, which were perfect!

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I added some little embellishments in a variety of colors to continue the rainbow theme.  I really love those glittery enamel shapes!

I really love how my layout turned out.  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

Happy Friday friends!

Go Ellie Go, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!  I have a layout to share with you that I created for sketch Friday on the Hip Kit Club blog.  I am using bits and pieces from the April 2018 Main Kit, Color Kit, Embellishment Kit, and Project Life Kit.

Ellie recently learned to ride her bike with no training wheels!  Yay!  She was very brave and worked through all the falls.  (Those falls are so hard on a Mama’s heart!)  She learned pretty quickly though, and we are so proud.  Of course I took tons of photos so I could scrapbook them!

Here is the sketch designed by Jill Sprott:

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Here is my layout:

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This week’s sketch was not my typical style, but I decided to fully embrace it, and be inspired by it.  That’s the beauty of sketches…it encourages us to try something we normally wouldn’t.

I started with the stencil from this month’s color kit, and a pink distress oxide ink (Picked Raspberry from a previous color kit).  I added some ink splashes too, as usual.  Then I chose some coordinating papers from the kit.  I chose the yellow paper first to match my daughter’s helmet, then I chose 2 more papers that coordinated with the yellow.

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I picked 3 photos that would tell the story, one of her ready to learn, one of her and my husband teaching her, and one of her finally riding on her own.  I then embellished each one of the photos with flowers and puffy stickers.

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For my title, I chose the HKC exclusive ombre puffy alpha stickers!  The color & size are perfect for my page!  They might be my favorite item from the April kits.  If you got the kits, what are your favorites?

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I’m so happy with how my layout turned out, and I’m glad I was challenged by the sketch!  I hope you were inspired to get crafty!

Make sure you head over to the Hip Kit Club Member Forum page on Facebook for details on how you participate in the sketch challenge, get inspiration, and win a gift certificate to the Hip Kit Club store!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Monday!

Fancy, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey friends!

Today I have a layout to share with you, using Hip Kit Club February 2018 kits.  Last week’s theme was Flowers & Butterflies, and here is my take on the theme.

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This photo was taken for last year’s book character day at my daughter’s school.  My daughters love the book “Fancy Nancy,” and we had all the items she needed to pull off Fancy Nancy already, so it was a win win!

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I used a bunch of Distress Oxide inks from previous color kits, which you can find here, here, and here, to create a rainbow background on a piece of white cardstock.  I used one of the Hip Kit Club March cut files; this one is bugs designed by Jana.  I chose 2 butterflies from the cut file, copied them in different sizes, and arranged them in a diagonal across my project.  I cut it using my silhouette on another piece of white cardstock.

Then I used a few pieces from the February 2018 Main Kit, Project Life Kit, and the Embellishment Kit to complete my layout.  I love the Amy Tangerine gold glitter thickers, and I also love the rub-ons from Paige Evans.  (I used to LOVE rub-ons, especially alphabet rub-ons, so it’s fun to see them coming back!)

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That’s it for me!  I really love the way my layout turned out, I hope you do too!

Happy Tuesday!