10/26/2020

Clean and Simple Cascade Card {Spellbinders}...

Hello friends!  Today I am stopping in with an awesome die set from Spellbinders.  The die set is called Christmas Cascade and it creates the the coolest little interactive cascading feature.  I have a card to share today with a little bit of color a cascading focal point with lots of white space.  

To see this amazing die set, click HERE!

 

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To get started, I did a little bit of stenciling on a teal card base.  I love using non-traditional colors for Christmas.  Teal and red seem to be my go-to anymore.  Next, I die cut all the pieces in the die set in white card stock.  


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One of the coordinating sets to the Cascade is called Snowflake Splendor.  There are 3 beautiful snowflakes included and they first perfectly on the squares of the cascade dies.


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I kept them all white just because I love white space so much and I think the detail really pops against the colored card base.  On the inside panel, I stamped Merry Christmas in red ink.


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Check out the Christmas Cascade dies over at Spellbinders by clicking HERE!

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


Laurie

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10/22/2020

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



There is a new Altenew Paint-A-Flower in town!  And it is the most gorgeous little bunch of Sunflowers.  I found it super easy to color and, of course, I kept it clean and simple!


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I stamped the image in the center of a card base and then added in yellows, greens and browns.....all Altenew Alcohol Markers.  


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I found the perfect simple thank you from the Much Thanks set and stamped it along the bottom.  A definite quick and easy card!


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Check out today's Paint-A-Flower release by clicking HERE!


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GIVEAWAY


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/28/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/30/2020.


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BLOG HOP


Altenew Card Blog

Nicole Watt

Amber Rain Davis

Kelly Griglione

Erum Tasneem

Lindsay Weirich

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa

Jenny Colacicco

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Lilith Eeckels

Emily Midgett

Norine Borys

Mindy Eggen

Tania Ahmed

Dana Joy

Jaycee Gaspar

Laurie Willison

Maryam Perez

Nenette S. Madero

Svitlana Shayevich 



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10/20/2020

Taylored Expressions - NEW Blender Brushes!

Good morning, crafty friends!  Today is a fun day over at Taylored Expressions!  They are adding in 5 new Pastel Blender Brushes to the mix.  They are SO pretty and, of course, blend beautifully!  There is also a new tool caddy perfect for your work space.  Check them out by clicking below....






TE also has a great new release of 12 Stencils.....and they are amazing!!  You can grab the brushes, the took caddy and ALL of today's stencils by clicking HERE!

Pastel Blender Brushes + Stencil Bundle

I have 4 different stencils to share today!  I kept my cards super simple....whats new right?  But I wanted to let the stencils and the blending shine by themselves.  Here is a quick pic of the basic card bases I created using some gorgeous TE colors....


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From left to right....Mint Julep, Peaches n Cream, Salt Water Taffy and Honey.  Click HERE to check out all of the TE Ink Cubes.  


This first card uses the A New Leaf Stencil and Salt Water Taffy Ink.....


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I used the stencil to emboss and then added in the soft blue blending over the top.  I finished this card off with some clue washi strips and the Hello die from TE.  To give it just a tiny bit of detail, I added in some wooden stars.


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This next new stencil is called Breezy...


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I blended Mint Julep onto this amazing stencil and added the card front to a white card base.  Next, I stamped that gorgeous sentiment onto a circle die cut and added it to the card base after adding in some white and black cardstock strips.  To keep all the cards simple and coordinating, I added more wooden stars.


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Out of the 12 stencils, 3 of them are Mini Slim Stencils.  This one is called Cable Knit....


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I blended up a panel with Honey Ink and then die cut it with the Mini Slim Rectangle Die.  I added the kindness die cuts along with sentiments from the Kindness Stamp set...and finished it off with the stars.


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One last stencil today....this one is called Pretty Petals....


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Using this gorgeous stencil, I made a panel using Peaches n Cream Ink.  I cut the panel down to 1" strips and added them to a white card base with foam tape.  I stamped a sentiment on an extra white panel and added that to the card.  And, of course, finished it off with a little star detail.


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Check out the full release today over at Taylored Expressions by clicking  HERE!  Hope you have a great day!

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 A New Leaf Stencil Card

    

Breezy Stencil Card


   
Mini Slim Cable Knit Stencil Card

 
Pretty Petals Stencil Card

 

10/15/2020

Spellbinders October Clubs Blog Hop...



Good morning friends!  Today we are hopping along with Spellbinders and their club kits.  I have a project using the Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month, which is currently sold out, but is still available in the Value Kit.  

Here is my fall card....


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First, I used the Happy Fall Ya'll plate to add the sentiment in the center of the card.


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I used the gorgeous leaf glimmer plate to add the leaves to a white card base.  Then I added the plate to several different colors of cardstock and cut them all out and then added them to the gold foiling on the card base.


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Check out that amazing gold shine....


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Click HERE to check out the October Value Kit of the Month!


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Are you new to hot foiling?


Spellbinders has a platform called Glimmer Hot Foil System.  This platform heats up metal plates called Glimmer Plates.  These glimmer plates come in ALL different types....sentiments, florals, backgrounds, graphic details etc....and add the most gorgeous foiling detail to your cards.  And the foils?  There are LOTS of different colors to chose from!


Here are some links to help point you in the right direction....






The Glimmer Hot Foil System works great with a Platinum 6 Die Cut machine from Spellbinders but also works with other die cut machines. You can click HERE to see a compatibility chart.  


So once the platform and your glimmer plate heat up, you add in the foil and the cardstock and run in thorough your die cut machine.  Once you pull off the foil negative, the magic happens!  That foil that is set on your cardstock is just gorgeous!  


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GIVEAWAY


To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, October 18th, 11:59 pm EDT

The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

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BLOG HOP




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10/10/2020

SSS Make Merry Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!  I am so excited to be hopping along with my friends at Simon Says Stamp today to showcase the new Make Merry Release.  This release is filled with some amazing new stamps and dies, just in time for the holiday!  Keep scrolling to see my projects, to learn about the prize and to see a full list of stops.  

Here is my first project.....

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To create this card, I heat embossed this amazing leaf backgrounds stamp called All Leaves, onto a yellow card base.  I used my prismas and OMS to add in a little color.  


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I die cut the Thanks die with white card stock and fun foam and layered them together for an easy dimensional sentiment to finish off the card.


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This next set is called Santa's Sleigh Ride Slider.  I saw these adorable images and went straight into a quick and simple, easy to mass produce stack of Christmas cards....


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I set the images up in my Misti and lined up the cards for a quick assembly line process.
I stamped each in Versamark and then heat embossed them all in white embossing powder...and done!  Now I have a great stack of one layer cards ready to mail!


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Check out this fun blog hop exclusive.....







To see the full Make Merry Release, click HERE!

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GIVEAWAY

 

Simon Says is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from each comment section. They will 

choose your winners over the weekend and post on the Simon Says Stamp blog on 

Wednesday, the 14th of October!  


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BLOG HOP


Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Amanda Korotkova

Heather Hoffman

Yoonsun Hur

Laurie Willison

Bobbi Lemanski

Preeti Chandran

Dana Joy

Daniel West

Keisha Charles

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Bibi Cameron


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