Tuesday, December 6, 2016

My Favorite Things–December New Product Launch!

 

Hello!!

 

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How excited are you about tonight’s New Product Launch?!!  This month’s My Favorite Things Release is soooo  stinkin’ cute!!  I’ve been super busy with company, but I finally had some time to play with all those new goodies!!

 

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So I’m one of the biggest fans of My Favorite Things Die-Namics.  I think they have some of the most innovative and creative die designs and I love working with them.  When I saw the Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window and Edge Dies, I just knew they would be perfect for a night sky.  When my grandson was here for Thanksgiving, one of our favorite things to do together was to go outside and look at the stars with the Star Chart app on my phone.  It’s so fascinating and he loved it.  So, that’s what inspired this card.  Here’s how I made it:

 

  1. Trim an A2, vertical top-folding card base from Smooth White Card Stock.  Score at 5.5”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. In order to keep the back of the card base clean, adhere some Post-It Tape to the back of the base at the top of the fold.
  3. Splatter the inked card base with some white shimmer watercolor paint.  Spray the card base with some shimmer spray.
  4. Trim an A2 panel from Smooth White Card Stock.  Die cut the panel using the Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window & Edge Die-Namics.
  5. Stamp the moon and stars images from the Somebunny I Love Stamp Set onto the card base using Silver Delicata Pigment Ink, making sure to place the moon and hanging star image in the area  of the right circle.
  6. Adhere the white die cut panel to the card base with foam tape.
  7. Die cut the moon and star from Silver Sparkle Card Stock using the Somebunny I Love Die-Namics.  Adhere it to the card base with foam tape.
  8. Stamp the sentiment from the Somebunny I Love Stamp Set onto some Black Licorice Card Stock using Silver Delicata Pigment Ink.  Heat emboss it with Clear Detail Embossing Powder.  Die cut the sentiment using the Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-Namics.
  9. Adhere the sentiment strip to the card base with foam tape.

 

I just love how those circles look like windows into the constellations.  This card would be perfect for a graduate or someone who just got a new job!  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.  And all of the New Products are available now! You can find them by clicking on the graphic below.

 

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Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other brilliant projects that my teammates have created using the New Release!!  I believe that there are prizes to be won, and lots of inspiration to be shared!

 

That’s it for me today, friends!!  Thanks so much for stopping by – I sure do love it when you do!  Have a great day!

 

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Avery Elle–Swans!

 

Happy Fri-YAY!!

 

I feel like this has been the longest week – and boy, am I glad it’s Friday!!  My girlie is coming for the weekend, and we have some fun plans!!  I can’t wait!!  But before she gets here, I thought I’d pop in really quickly to share another Avery Elle project that I created using the Winter 2016 New Release!

 

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PRODUCTS USED:

Swans Clear Stamps
Swans Dies
Double Pierced Circle Dies
Double Pierced Rectangle Dies
Sweet Scallops Dies
New Moon Dye Ink
Cherry Hemp Twine

 

Awwww . . . isn’t that couple floating on the swan so stinkin’ cute?!!  The new Swans Clear Stamps is perfect for any of your “love” themed cards and projects.  I did a bit of partial die cutting using the coordinating Swans Dies and the Double Pierced Rectangle Dies, and some ink blending in the background.  I’ve listed the products that I used above.

 

That’s it for me today, friends!!  I’m so excited to have a girl’s weekend.  It’s just what the doctor ordered, especially with the holidays quickly approaching!  I hope you have a great weekend planned for yourself – you deserve it!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Avery Elle–Simply Said: Hugs

 

Happy Friday!

 

I’m assuming that you’ve all survived the Thanksgiving holiday celebration!!  Ours was busy and fun!  I’m popping in quickly to share another Avery Elle project that I created using some of the newly released Winter 2016 Release products.

 

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PRODUCTS USED:

Simply Said: Hugs Stamp Set
Simply Said: Hugs Dies
Hedgehugs Stamp Set
Hedgehugs Dies
Double Pierced Squares Dies
Double Pierced Rectangle Dies
Postage Stamp Dies
New Moon Dye Ink

 

This was super fun to create – I just love that little hedge hog from the Hedgehugs Stamp Set, and the Simply Said: Hugs Stamp Set and coordinating Simply Said: Hugs Dies are awesomely versatile!  They’re the best all occasion dies and stamps that no stamp collection should be without!  Please click on through to the Avery Elle Design Blog for more fabulous inspiration!

 

That’s it for me today, friends!  Things are hopping around here with three little kids running around.  But it’s pure bliss for me.  I hope you have a blissful weekend, too!  Thanks so much for stopping by today – I sure do appreciate it!

Monday, November 21, 2016

My Favorite Things–Holiday Tags!

 

Hello my loves!!

 

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Today, I’m joining some of my sweet My Favorite Things teammates to share some fun and creative holiday tags using Blueprints Die-Namics!  Perfect timing, since the holidays are right around the corner!!!

 

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I decided to pull out my Chill Wishes Stamp Set to add a cutie patootie factor to my tags, that were created using the Tag Builder 6 Blueprints Die-Namics!  This set of tag dies is super versatile, and worked perfectly to help me create these fun snow scenes for those darling winter penguins!!

 

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Cute, right?!!  Here’s how I created the tags:

 

  1. Using the solid circle die from the Tag Builder 6 Blueprint Die-Namics, die cut three tags from black polka dot paper (from the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pack)
  2. Using the partial opening circle die from the Tag Builder 6 Blueprint Die-Namics, die cut three tags from Smooth White Card Stock.  Remove the negatives from the white tags and die cut “for you” from each tag, using the Tag Builder 6 Blueprints Die-Namics.  Adhere the negatives to the polka dot tags using tape runner adhesive.
  3. Stamp the penguin images from the Chill Wishes Stamp Set onto some Smooth White Card Stock using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Color the images with Copic Markers, and die cut them out using the coordinating Chill Wishes Die-Namics.  Adhere each penguin to the white tags using foam tape.
  4. Layer the white tags on top of the polka dot tags and tie them together by looping some black and white baker’s twine through the hole at the top of the tag.  Tie some red baker’s twine into a bow around the top knot to finish off the tags.

 

These tags came together really quickly, and I had a blast creating them!  And the Tag Builder 6 Blueprint Die-Namics helped immensely!!  They’ll be going onto gifts for my grandkids, since I know they’ll appreciate them!  I love how I can personalize them inside the tag, but that the front tag covers that up for a fun surprise inside!

 

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Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to check out the other holiday tags that my sweet teammates have created for your inspiration!  There are some awesome ideas there!!  I’ve listed the products that I used below.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends!  Two days and counting before my kids arrive for the Thanksgiving holiday!  I’ve got lots of things to get accomplished before they get here, so I’m off to get some things crossed off my “to do” list!  I’ll back in a few days with more crafty stuff!  Wishing you and yours a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving holiday!!!

 

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Avery Elle–Hedgehugs

 

Hello!

 

I’m popping in quickly today to share another project that I made using the Hedgehugs Stamp Set from the Avery Elle Winter 2016 Release!  Check it out!!

 

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PRODUCTS USED:

Hedgehugs Stamp Set
Hedgehugs Dies
Scalloped Banner Dies
Double Pierced Circles Dies
Sweet Scallops Dies
Neutral Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Cherry Hemp Twine
New Moon Dye Ink

 

Isn’t that hedgehog just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?!!  I love him.  And I’m pretty darned happy with how this turned out!  I’ve listed the products that I used above.  Please click on through to the Avery Elle Design Blog for more inspiration – I know you won’t regret it!

 

That’s it for me today, friends!!  I’m headed to lunch with my bestie, and a little bit of early holiday shopping.  I’m not quite ready to get this holiday thing started, but I suspect the holidays are going to creep into my life whether I’m ready or not.  LOL  So I might as well embrace it, right?!  Ha!  I hope you have an awesome day and weekend ahead – and thanks for spending part of it here with me!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

My Favorite Things–WSC307

 

Hello Again!!

 

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Popping in today to share a project that was inspired by this week’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  Here’s the sketch:

 

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And the project that I created in answer to the sketch:

 

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Cute, right?!  I’ve been dying for a reason to ink up the Playful Pups Stamp Set, and this week’s sketch was the perfect excuse!!!  Here’s how I created my project:

 

  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. Die cut an image panel from Smooth White Card Stock using the A2 rectangle die from the Blueprints 16 Die-Namics.
  3. Emboss the Inside & Out Rectangle Die-Namic into the image panel using an Embossing Pad.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Playful Pups Stamp Set onto the image panel using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.
  5. Die cut another Inside & Out Rectangle from Smooth White Card Stock.  Lightly blend some Mermaid Lagoon and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks on the lower portion of the rectangle using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.  Adhere the smaller panel to the image panel with foam tape.
  6. Stamp the image from the Playful Pups Stamp Set onto some Smooth White Card Stock.  Color the image with Copic Markers.  Die cut the image using the coordinating Playful Pups Die-Namics.  Adhere the image to the small rectangle using foam tape.

 

I adore the simplicity of this sketch – the possibilities for creativity are endless!  I’m so happy that it inspired me to ink up those darling little pups!!  What about you?  I’d love to see how this sketch inspires you!!  Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog to find some additional inspiration using this sketch, as well as the linky tool for you to link up your take on this week’s sketch!  I’ve listed the products that I used to create my project below.

 

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m headed to the hair salon and then back to my craft room to get some crafty stuff made!  Woohoo!  I hope you have an amazing day in your plans today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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