Monday, May 22, 2017

Creative Construction with Blueprints....

It's time for another monthly round of Creative Construction with Blueprints over at My Favorite Things.  Here is this months challenge...

Flowers and leaves always add elegance and an inviting organic feel to your projects. Whether you build a bouquet of beautiful blooms or feature a single standout blossom, your recipient will be touched by your effort. Many of our Blueprints Die-namics feature floral accents and this month, our team has crafted a bevy of looks to inspire your next project.

For this months card, I used Blueprints 14 along with one of the sketches that is included on the printable pdf on the MFT website....

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I used only one extra thing to create this card and that is the Hello die.  Every other element came form the Blueprints 14.  I did use a pice of the paper from the On-Point paper pack for the back layer.  I kept it simple by layering up white card stock, and then backed the "hello" with vellum to make it pop.  Last, I added in the flower and leaves to finish off.  

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The girls have lots more to share with us over on the MFT blog.  Head on over there for lots more inspiration.  Thanks so much for stopping in!

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Embossed Envelopes...

Hey crafty friends!  I am stopping in today with a little envelope embossing.  Today I saw this little machine that would emboss your address into the flap of the enveloped.  It was expensive!  I knew with the tools we have, we can do this ourself and customize it!  So here are some pictures, which I know are kinda hard to see, but I also have a video to share how I made these fun embossed envelopes.  

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These top 2 say "hugs" and "hello".  Such a fun little touch to our happy mail, right?


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And another "hugs" and a "smile".

In this last picture, the white envelope shows a simple monogrammed W. They were hard to photograph but you can see a little more in the video.

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ETA:  Here are 2 more I made this morning with an ampersand and a hello die....

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Check out my video below.



Hope you enjoyed my video.  Thanks so much for stopping in!  Hope you have a great day!



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Thursday, May 18, 2017

May Pin-Sights Challenge....




Today I am joining in over at Ellen Hutson's May Pin-Sights Challenge.  The challenge in inspiration photo is gorgeous.  I mean, look at these colors!



I pulled out one of each color of inks and used the stamped images to work with this color combo....

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I used Bohemian Garden from Ellen Hutson to create this floral card.  I stamped a card front sized cardstock panel with a floral design.  I love how the colors look together. Next, I cut the panel into 1" strips.  I popped 3 of them up on foam tape for some dimension off the card base.  I grabbed the Zipper Panel dies and used the "enjoy" die to diecut gold cardstock for the simple sentiment.  And thats it!

If you would like to play along with the May Pin-sights Challenge, head on over to the CLASSroom blog.  Every month, there is a challenge over there, based on a Pinterest Inspired photo.  A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store.  To be eligible, you must use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration. There will be an inlinkz on the challenge post where you can submit your project.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Head on over to the CLASSroom blog to play along!



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Stamps: Bohemian Garden

Dies: Zipper Panel

Paper: Neenah White Cardstock, Gold Cardstock

Misc: Gold Cardstock, Tombow Mono Liquid Glue, Fun Foam, ATG Adhesive

Ink: Fresh Ink Silver Lilac, PTI Blueberry, Amuse Latte, 
Amuse Navy, Amuse Shell, Amuse Winter Sky

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MFT Card Kit Release....



Tonight is the release of the May MFT Card Kit called Sketchy Flowers.  This kit is so versatile with a sentiment set FULL of amazing sentiments, sentiment dies and a gorgeous flower stamp/die set to create your own cards....not to mention cardstock and another set of beautiful envelopes!

I have one more card to share...

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For this card, I took the 2 sizes of the larger flower centers and created a pattern uses 3 different colors of ink.  Next, I took the Peek-a-Boo Polka Dot die and die cut the inked panel.  I took that same panel, and then used the stitched panel from Blueprints 20 to cut out the inked, polka dotted panel yet again....to give it a stitched edge.  I layered it on top of another white stitched panel and then fun foamed it to the card base.  Last, I added a piece of vellum down first, then the "you" die and a heat embossed sentiment to finish it off.

Here is a group pic of my cards for this months kit...

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The MFT Blog will have lots more to see.  Head on over there and do some shopping!

Thanks for hanging out with me for this months countdown.  Have a great evening!

Monday, May 15, 2017

MFT Card Kit Day 2...



Welcome to Day 2 of the MFT Card Kit Countdown.  This months card kit is full of adorable floral goodness.  I have a little layered up, CAS card to share with you today....

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To make this card, I stamped the sketched tulip on the card base and left that in black and white.  I added in a top layer using the Stitched Scallop Basic Edge die.  I die cut and colored 2 flowers and the layered the "you" die on top, along with stamping "thank" right above.  To finish off this card, I covered the you die cut in glossy accents and then sprinkled it with some white glitter for added texture.

The card kit release is tonight, May 16th at 8pm CST.  I'll be back then, with one more card sample from this kit.  Head on over to the MFT blog today, to see more card kit cards!

Thanks so much for stopping in!  

 
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