Friday, July 21, 2017

Avery Elle–Cool Treats!!

Happy Fri-YAY!!

I’m popping in today to share a super fun project that I created using the Cool Treats Stamps and coordinating dies from Avery Elle!

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PRODUCTS USED:

Cool Treats Stamps
Cool Treats Dies

Burst Dies

Double Pierced Rectangle Dies

New Moon Dye Ink

Strawberry Pigment Ink

Fizz Pigment Ink

Daisy Pigment Ink

Lemon Grass Pigment Ink

Aquamarine Pigment Ink

Honestly, I had such a blast creating this card!!  It came together so quickly, and I actually reunited with my favorite Avery Elle Pigment Inks – oh how I’ve missed you, sweet pigment inks!!  I’ve listed all of the products that I used above.

Please click on through to the Avery Elle Design Blog for more amazing inspiration from my teammates!  There’s some awesome stuff there!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m off to the Mudhouse Ceramic Paint shop to pick up our last projects with my grandson, and maybe even start new projects!!  We’re headed to Eastern Washington for a wedding on Saturday, so that’ll be fun, too!  I hope you have an awesome weekend – thanks for dropping by today!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My Favorite Things–WSC342!

Hello, again!!

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I’m playing along with this week’s My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  It’s a super fun sketch, and I had a great time creating with it!

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This is actually a different version of another project that I created for the My Favorite Things Retreat that I was fortunate enough to teach at last month!  I actually ran out of time to share this project with the students, but I revised the original a bit to fit this week’s sketch!  Here’s how I created it:

  1. Trim an A2, vertical, top-folding card base from Smooth White Card StockScore at 5.5”, fold in half, and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Mask off the top and bottom of the card base with a low-tack masking material (I used 2” Post-It Tape from my stash) and blend some Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks, overlapping them slightly to create a rainbow effect.  Carefully remove the masking tape.
  3. Die cut an image panel from Smooth White Card Stock using the rectangle die from the Blueprints 16 Die-Namics.
  4. Using a Mini MISTI, stamp the butterfly image from the Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set onto the card base using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Without removing the butterfly stamp, remove the card base, and stamp the butterfly onto the image panel in the exact same position as on the card base.  Repeat this process a second time with another butterfly image, first on the card base, and then again on the image panel.  Stamp the sentiment from the You Give Me Butterflies Stamp Set onto the image panel, in the lower left hand corner.
  5. Dry emboss the butterfly image using the coordinating Beautiful Butterflies Die-Namics and an Embossing Pad with a manual die cutting machine, both on the image panel, as well as on the card base.
  6. Using the Stitched Basic Edges 2 Die-Namics, die cut the bottom portion of the image panel; using the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-Namics, die cut the upper portion of the image panel.
  7. Adhere the upper and lower portions of the image panel to the card base using foam squares, making sure to align the embossed image on the bottom.
  8. Adhere some black enamel dots.

This is a really fun technique that adds some great dimension and interest to a super fun sketch!  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.  Please click on through to the MFT Challenge Blog to be linked to the other projects that the rest of the team created using this week’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  And while you’re there, be sure and link up your own take on this week’s sketch because we’d love to see how it inspires you!  You’ll have the chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from My Favorite Things – BONUS!!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m working on some stuff behind the scenes so things are crackin’ in my craft room today!  I so appreciate you spending part of your day here with me, and I hope you’ll drop by again real soon!

PRODUCTS USED:

Smooth White Card Stock
Smooth White Card Stock

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Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

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Scor-Buddy
Scor-Buddy

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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

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Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

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Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
Mini MISTI Mouse Pad

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MISTI Creative Corners
MISTI Creative Corners

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Mini MISTI Grid Pad
Mini MISTI Grid Pad

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Foam Squares
Foam Squares

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Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink
Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink

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Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set
Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set

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Beautiful Butterflies Die-Namics
Beautiful Butterflies Die-Namics

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You Give Me Butterflies Stamp Set
You Give Me Butterflies Stamp Set

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Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-Namics
Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-Namics

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Stitched Basic Edges Die-Namics
Stitched Basic Edges Die-Namics

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Blueprints 16 Die-Namics
Blueprints 16 Die-Namics

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Picked Raspberry
Picked Raspberry

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Embossing Pads
Embossing Pads

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Monday, July 17, 2017

My Favorite Things–Release Replay!

Hello!!

Today’s the day that the My Favorite Things Design Team take a second look at the July Release products and share them in a new light!  I actually created two projects with a similar angle!

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I used the new Heart-Shaped Balloon Die-Namics to create a flower (the leaves are from the Stitched Flowers Die-Namics) in a pot (Perfect Planters Die-Namics), and used that to complete the word LOVE from the Happy Greetings Die-Namics.  The image panel was die cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX Die-Namics.  The sentiment, from the More Essential Sentiments Stamp Set was stamped in Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. Very clean and simple, and utilizes the Heart-Shaped Balloon Die-Namics in an unexpected way!

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I stamped one of the darling kitten images from the Smitten Kitten Stamp Set, colored him with Copic Markers, and die cut him with the coordinating Smitten Kitten Die-Namics.  I did a bit of light ink blending on the image panel (die cut from Smooth White Card Stock using the Blueprints 25 Die-Namics).  I die cut the stacked HELLO (three layers of Smooth White Card Stock, and one layer of Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots 6 x 6 Paper Pad) using the Happy Greetings Die-Namics, and adhered it to the image panel.  I stamped the sentiment, from the Smitten Kitten Stamp Set, in Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  I adhered a strip of black and white striped paper (from the Black & White 6 x 6 Paper Pad) to the bottom of the card base, and adhered to the image panel to the card base using foam squares.  The cutie kitten is sitting pretty on top of the die cut sentiment.

Both of these make for super quick cards to send off to a friend just because.  I mean, let’s face it – the just because cards are the BEST to get in your mailbox, right?!  Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other fresh takes using the July Release from rest of the design team!

That’s all I’ve got for yo

u today, friends!  I’m enjoying some awesome crafty time in my craft room this week, but I’ll be back very soon to share another project with you!  Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog today – it’s truly the highlight of my day!

HEART BALLOON FLOWER CARD:

Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX Die-Namics
Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX Die-Namics

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Smooth White Card Stock
Smooth White Card Stock

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Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

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Scor-Buddy
Scor-Buddy

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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

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Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

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Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
Mini MISTI Mouse Pad

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MISTI Creative Corners
MISTI Creative Corners

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Mini MISTI Grid Pad
Mini MISTI Grid Pad

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Foam Squares
Foam Squares

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Multi Medium Matte
Multi Medium Matte

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Fineline Glue Bottle
Fineline Glue Bottle

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Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix
Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix

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Tanto Jewel Picker
Tanto Jewel Picker

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Heart-Shaped Balloon Die-Namics
Heart-Shaped Balloon Die-Namics

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Perfect Planters Die-Namics
Perfect Planters Die-Namics

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Happy Greetings Die-Namics
Happy Greetings Die-Namics

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Stitched Flowers Die-Namics
Stitched Flowers Die-Namics

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More Essential Sentiments Stamps
More Essential Sentiments Stamps

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Itsy Bitsy Poka Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Itsy Bitsy Poka Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pad

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Tiny Hearts Brights 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Tiny Hearts Brights 6 x 6 Paper Pad

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Limelight Card Stock
Limelight Card Stock

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Permanent Tape Runner Adhesive
Permanent Tape Runner Adhesive

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SMITTEN KITTEN CARD:

Smooth White Card Stock
Smooth White Card Stock

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Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

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Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

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Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Ink Blending Tool

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Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads
Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads

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Scor-Buddy
Scor-Buddy

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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

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Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

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Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
Mini MISTI Mouse Pad

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MISTI Creative Corners
MISTI Creative Corners

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Mini MISTI Grid Pad
Mini MISTI Grid Pad

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Foam Squares
Foam Squares

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Multi Medium Matte
Multi Medium Matte

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Fineline Glue Bottle
Fineline Glue Bottle

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Happy Greetings Die-Namics
Happy Greetings Die-Namics

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Itsy Bitsy Poka Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Itsy Bitsy Poka Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pad

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Smitten Kitten Stamp Set
Smitten Kitten Stamp Set

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Smitten Kitten Die-Namics
Smitten Kitten Die-Namics

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Blueprints 25 Die-Namics
Blueprints 25 Die-Namics

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Black & White 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Black & White 6 x 6 Paper Pad

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Copic Toner Gray Markers
Copic Toner Gray Markers

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