10/20/18

hello {Neat and Tangled}...

So in the crafty world, I love 3 things.  Well, I love a lot more than that....but the top 3...

1. White space...clean and simple cards.
2. Rainbow...becuase who doesn't!  Gods promise!!
3. Clouds.  White fluffy ones or in this case lets combine them....rainbow clouds!

So when Neat and Tangled came out with these stitched clouds, I knew I had to have them!  I love stiching with felt.  These dies make it so easy and so much fun but I knew I had to do some stitching with paper.  (all my supplies are linked at the end of this post)

Neat and Tangled

To create this card, I folded a white card base and then added a white panel to the front with fun foam.  Next, I die cut 2 clouds.  One in this gorgeous rainbow paper from Lawn Fawn and another in 110 lb white card stock.  I adhered them together with Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to give the stitching a nice sturdy base.  It was much easier to stick with the heavy backing.  I used white twine and stitched the cloud.  Next, I used some gorgeous Felt to cut out the little heart that comes with the cloud die.  I knew it needed some more white so I found this little hello from Simon Says and die cut it about 5 times.  I used my spray adhesive and stacked them up so they added a good bit of dimension from the cloud.  I went in and trimmed off the tale of the H so it would lay flat with the flat heart.  I just couldn't help it and I had to have some more dimension so I added the cloud to the card front with foam tape.  This card was just so fun to make and now it lives with a very sweet friend of mine!  :)

Neat and Tangled

Thats all for me today!  I hope you have enjoyed my cloud card.  Thanks so much for stopping in!


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10/19/18

CAS Holiday Tags {Spellbinders}...


Hello Crafty Friends! Today I wanted to share a variety of tags using the  Holiday D-lites Dies. They are the most adorable dies that create amazing dimension when embossed. Today I am using the ReindeerSantaSnowman and Christmas Tree D-lite dies.  I tend to make lots of tags for gifts at Christmas time and the simpler the better when it comes to mass production.
Spellbinders D-lites
To create these tags, I used the D-lites Santa and Reindeeer dies. The Santa tag was created using a basic tag die along with a Rectangle die to create an embossed rectangle on the tag.  I love how a simple embossed line can create so much detail on an otherwise plain tag. I die cut and built the adorable little Santa Face and added him to the tag with foam tape. To change it up a little, I grabbed another white tag in a different shape and added the Reindeer die cut.  One tip to make the die cutting go faster in assembly line fashion – add all the piece to one piece of white cardstock and cut them all out at once. Repeat this until you have several die cuts ready to go. By using a Copic marker to color the pieces, you can build the die cuts so much faster and even add interest with shading if you’d like.

IMG_7329Spellbinders D-lites
Here are 2 more tags using the Christmas Tree and Snowman D-lites.

Spellbinders D-lites
Another fun way to create a tag in a hurry is just to use a basic shape and then use a hole punch to turn it into a tag.  The snowman tag was created by using a Rectangle die. A great way to get that finished embossed look!
I added the Tree to a white tag after adding score lines.  Another way to add quick detail to a basic tag!
Spellbinders D-lites

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today.  Creating tags is so much fun and so easy to decorate those gifts at Christmas! Thank you so much for stopping in.  Have a great day!


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10/18/18

MFT Birthday Project...

For this weeks birthday project over at MFT Challenge Blog, I had 3 things in mind.  

1. Keep it CAS (clean and simple), as usual.
2. Use Tag Builder 5....because its my favorite.
3. Use those adorable Birthday Chicks.

So with that, here is what I came up with....

MFT Birthday Project

I die cut 3 solid tags and then 3 of the framed tags from the Tag Builder 5 set.  I attached them back to back so the front and the back side look nice and clean.  I used the Stitched Alphabet from MFT to add in the HB in coordinating colors to the ribbon.  I tied the ribbon on with a white twine bow.  Last, I colored up a different chick for each tag and added it to the front with a piece of foam tape.  

These tags would be a great pop of color to a gift or a gift bag.  I love that we can create these things in advance and have a little stash to add to gifts when we need it.

MFT Birthday Project

So that is it for me today.  Check out the MFT Blog for more info on today's Birthday Project.  The rest of the team will have lots more to see too! 

Hope you have a great day!


10/17/18

Thanks {Spellbinders}...

OK I am smitten.  The Spellbinders October Large Die of the Month is fantastic.  FANTASTIC!!

Check it out...

Spellbinders October Die of the Month

This set of dies is so much fun!  There is a truck base, a bumper, tires, side mirrors and then lots of details to add in to make some super fun cars!
To create this card, I created a white card based with masked off areas of grass, clouds and a dirt road.  Next, I took the truck and all its little (and oh so fun) dies to create this adorable truck!!

Spellbinders October Die of the Month

I am so in love.  This set is so versatile because it comes with all different kinds of dies to create different occasioned trucks. Is occasioned a word?  :)  I have so many ideas for so many trucks, that I am heading right now to go get busy with a few more!  

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Do you know about the die of the month?  It is an awesome subscription that gives you a brand new set of dies in the mail every month.  Here are a few more details....


Each month Spellbinders offers several different subscription clubs....





Thanks so much for stopping in today.  You know I will be back with more trucks soon!  :)


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10/16/18

Smile {Concord and 9th}...

Oh my word.  This new set from Concord and 9th?  Its a craft must have!  Check out this amazing new Crafty Turnabout stamp set and the Crafty Dies...

Concord and 9th

To create this card, I used MFT inks Razzleberry, Summer Splash, Sour Apple and Orange Fizz.  I put the turnabout stamp on my misti and used a cool template my friend Cheryl gave me.  It made stamping this turnabout a breeze.


I create date background panel and then added it to a white card base with fun foam.  Next, I die cut the Smile sentiment in white card stock and added it to vellum.  I popped that up on the card base with more fun foam for some added dimension.  Next, I die cut those scissors with silver card stock and then the handles with pink card stock and added them to the front of the card.  LOVE!  Those scissors are so much fun!!

Concord and 9th

You can buy the stamps and dies separate or you can buy them in a bundle.  Click HERE to check it out.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today.  Check out all the supplies I used below!  Hope you have a great day!

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MFT and Friends...

Hello there!  I am here today with a new card for this months MFT and Friends.  This latest release was all about Christmas with some fun new stamps, dies and the perfect snow stencil.  I did a little die cutting and a little stencil and pasting and this is what I came up with...

MFT and Friends

To create this card, I used the new stencil called Snow Flurry.  I used a little embossing paste to create a fun background on a piece of kraft card stock.  I die cut the ho ho ho in white cardstock and added it to the embossed background.  Next, I grabbed a piece of that red and white striped paper from the new Candy Land Paper Pack and lined a card base.  I added the kraft panel to the front of the card with fun foam for some dimension.  Last, I die cut the star center of the ho ho ho die in silver sparkle card stock and added that in for a little shine.

MFT and Friends

There will be lots more to see over on the MFT Blog.  Check it out!  So glad you stopped in today.  Have a great day!

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10/10/18

CAS Trick or Treat {Spellbinders}...

Hey there!  I am stoping in today with another card using the Tricks or Treats dies from the Large Die of the Month Club over at Spellbinders.  They are perfect for Halloween.  You can use these dies for decor, tags, cards or layouts.  

Do you know about the die of the month?  It is an awesome subscription that gives you a brand new set of dies in the mail every month.  Here are a few more details....


Each month Spellbinders offers several different subscription clubs....





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Here is my card using these super fun Tricks or Treats dies...

Spellbinders

This clean and simple card was super easy to make.  The dies cut the perfect window so it was easy to center and cut it right out of the card front.  Next, I ink blended another panel using the perfect Oxide halloween colors. I added the colored blended panel to the back of the card front so the ink blending would show through.  And done!  Easy peasy card just in time for Halloween!

Spellbinders

Don't forget to check out the Large Die of the Month Club but clicking HERE.

Thanks so much for coming by today.  Hope you have a great day!




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10/9/18

MFT October Release Day!


Today is the day!  All of the new October stamps and dies are available now over at the MFT Shop.  There are lots of amazing new holiday images just in time to get those card started.  BUT I have a card today sharing one of our new dies and I'm using it in a completely different way than its intended.  AND its not a holiday card either.  I had to throw a rainbow in here!

Here is my last card for the October release using the Trifold Slider Die...

MFT October Release

This genius die is used to create an interactive slider card.  You can check out its intended use by clicking HERE.  But I had to change it up and use it for a clean and simple, graphic card detail.  

To create this card, I cut the sliders out in rainbow colors.  Then I cut the same sliders out in fun foam.  I attached each color to a fun foam dimensional with liquid glue.  Then, for a random tiered look, I attached each slider die cut to the card front.  Last, I stamped the sentiment and a little heart from the Love is in the Mail set. 

MFT October Release

After die cutting the Trifold Sliders, I had a big pile of perfectly perfect rainbow scraps.  I just couldn't let them go to waste!  So, I lined them up on a card base to create this one layer card.  

MFT October Release

I used the same Love is in the Mail stamp set to add the sentiment which finished off the card.  

MFT October Release

Head over to the MFT Blog to see more about this months release and to do some shoppin'!  

Thanks so much for hanging out with me this week.  Have a great day!


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10/8/18

MFT Release Countdown Day 1...


So if today is day 1....then that means tomorrow is release day!  Whoop!  If you are new to my blog, let me explain.  Today is the last day of the countdown for sneak peeks for the My Favorite Things October Release of all new stamps and dies.  You can learn more about MFT by heading over to their blog and seeing each of the countdown days.  

For today, I have one last countdown peek using the Filled With Joy dies that were in last months kit. I am a very clean and simple card maker and nothing makes me happier then all that white space with little pops of color.  SO here is today's CAS card...

MFT October Release

This card would be SO easy to re create multiple times for your Christmas Card.  I did a red and a green and a white die cut and popped each color up on fun foam die cuts of the same letters.  

MFT October Release

I felt like it needed a little something so glitter it was!  I masked off the bottom of the white JOY and added some liquid glue to cover each die cut.  Then I sprinkled on a little glitter. 

MFT October Release

Everything you have seen this week will be available...tomorrow!!


Check out the MFT blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for today.  While you’re there, be sure and leave some love along the way for your chance to win a $75 Gift Voucher to the MFT Online Boutique!  All of the October Release products will be available for purchase on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM EDT!

Thanks so much for coming by today.  I will have one last card (or maybe TWO?!) tomorrow for the MFT Release Day! 

Have a great day!


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