Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Card -Tag or Gift Card Holder - With Spellbinders



Spellbinders has a large assortment of gorgeous, fun and interesting dies that have recently been released.  If you haven't stopped by their store lately, you're in for a treat. 

As a Spellbloggers, I had an opportunity to use of few of the new dies. 
 I'd like to share what I made with these new releases paired with some not so new releases.  
Just to give you a little information, the two new dies I used are shown below:  : 



I'll start out showcasing the Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rouge Royale Deux Collection - Fleur De Circle-by Stacey Caron .  This die is the graceful and gorgeous doily used as the focal point of my card.  I also used it for the tag on the inside, but we will. get to that in a bit.

The white circle backing behind the decorative doily is also from the same die set - thus perfectly designed to fit behind the doily and make it really pop on your project.

 I topped the doily with a cool Die D-Lite, Spellbinders Die D-Lites Symbology Frame and added some perfectly coordinated flowers from Petaloo: Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosettes in Cream  and Petaloo's  Botanicals Mini Flowers in  Coral .

Don't you just love the scalloped edges on this card?  They were created using one of my favorite edge dies from Spellbinders,  This die gussies up any card.   Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Scalloped Borders One-S5-182


As promised at the beginning of the blog post, I want to share how cool the Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rouge Royale Deux Collection - Fleur De Circle-by Stacey Caron  is as a tag inside my card. 
I left space in the center section to add a personal sentiment or note. 



The inside of the card has a pocket created by using the newly released Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fretwork Pocket Etched Die. Very cool indeed.  

The pocket is handy for storing a tag or gift card even.  
The last  image is a close up of the inside pocket and the accompanying tag.  

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Spellbinders Products:
Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Scalloped Borders One-S5-182
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Symbology Frame S2-144
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rouge Royale Deux Collection - Fleur De Circle-by Stacey Caron S5-276
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fretwork Pocket Etched Dies-S4-734
Graphic 45 - Portrait of a Lady Collection -  8x8 paper pad
Petaloo Flowers -Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosettes in Cream -1492-105
Petaloo Flowers - Botanicals Mini Flowers in  Cotal 1105-101
Gold Pearl Adhesives


Monday, May 22, 2017

Flowers and Flamingos

Today I'm sharing my cards for spring.  
I have two cards I'd like to present all gussied in gorgeous Petaloo.

Here is the first card features the wonderful Petaloo Penny Lane  - Mixed Blossoms Antique Rose 
I've tucked in some dyed seam binding ribbon and floral berries for added fullness to my floral cluster. 

 The paper collection is from Carta BellaFlora #1 6x6 paper collection


Here is the second card.  This one is fun and super summery.  I stamped the flamingo onto watercolor paper and then gave it a quick blush of color.  My real pop of color comes in the Petaloo florals I chose: 


Isn't this sweet and cheery up close?  The flamingo stamp was inexpensive - from Michael's super-cheap craft bins near the checkout....yeah the ones you have to walk past and can't help but paw through.
   My oval stamp is cool - Stamps by Rubberneckers freehand frame Oval .


The rectangle die cut frame also fits the summery look with the bright pink background.  This is from Spellbinders Card Creator Dies  - A2 Divine Eloquence .




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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Bold Beautiful Floral Backgrounds

JustRite's New Bold Floral Background Stamp

Newly released and boldly gorgeous- JustRite has a new large cling stamp that has the full coverage needed for a card.  Background stamps are great to use for texture on cards, tags, ATC's , scrapbook pages, mixed media projects and so much more.  



The background stamp was embossed onto Specialty Paper for Stamping  using clear embossing powder.  This paper has a glossy coating over it allowing the distress inks to blend smoothly over the surface of the paper.   
I used a variety of distress inks:

You can shop for all the wonderful JustRite dies and stamps here.  


JustRite Papercrafts Dies and Stamps - Dalia Background Cling Stamp
JustRite Papercrafts - Hello Decorative Oval Frame
Petaloo Darjeeling Teastained Petites - Teal 1465-106
Petaloo Darjeeling Teastained Petites -  Purple 1465-104
Petaloo Darjeeling Anemone Flowers - Teal 1490-106
Petaloo Crochet Trim - Fuchsia 1482-127 
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers 
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Dusty Concord
Specialty Paper for Stamping
Clear Embossing Powder - Super Fine Gloss
Misti Stamping Tool ( Most Incredible Stamping Tool )
Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tools
Clear Embossing Powder - Super Fine Gloss
Ranger Inkssentials  -Emboss It - Clear Embossing Ink 
Clearsnap Colorbox Fingertip Daubers ( Blending Tools)
Tsukineko Fantastix Blending Tools



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Delicate Cards Using Maja Design and Spellbinders


Delicate Cards Using Maja Design Papers and Spellbinders Dies

This is a card I created using a gorgeous Spellbinders die matched with exquisite Maja Design papers.  The results are dainty and delicate. 

Since the papers I chose were soft , I thought my die choice, Spellbinders Nestabilities Card Creator Collection - A2 Divine Eloquence  was the perfect choice - as it is also equally graceful. 

The beautiful Spellbinders Divine Eloquence die comes with 4 pieces.  I layered two of the pieces and used as a mat under the small rose focal piece.  
After that, I completed the card by adding a few Petaloo  flowers : Petaloo Flowers Textured  - Mini Garden Rosettes and Petaloo Darjeeling Mini-Mix in Cream .

This was created to play along with the Mood Board over at Maja Design.  The Maja Design collection, Sofiero, was used on my card along with the new solids collection -Maja Design Monochromes - Shades of  Sofiero .  The solids are perfectly matched to accompany the Sofiero collection. 


The next two photos show the way the Spellbinders die rests as layers on the Maja Design -Sofiero paper.  I did not glue the edges down completely flat on the card.  This lets the die puff up a bit for some dimension and a bit of texture on the card.   


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Products:
Spellbinders
Spellbinders  Nestabilities A2 Divine Eloquence  - Card Creator Die S5-218
Maja Design Sofiero Collection - Princess Margareta's Garden, Ephemera, Exuberance of Flowers in Bloom
Maja Design Monochromes - Shades of  Sofiero 
Petaloo Flowers Textured  - Mini Garden Rosettes 1213207
Petaloo Darjeeling Mini-Mix in Cream 1462105
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo
Pearls - Pink adhesive pearls
Floral Berry Sprays
Lace Trim


Monday, May 15, 2017

Maja Design Mixing and Matching Vintage Basics collections

I'm here today with a graceful birthday card created by pairing papers from the Vintage Spring Basics and the Vintage Autumn Basics collections.  The beautiful thing about the "Vintage Basics" collections is that they were made to mix and match.  That's just what I did. 


Here are the papers I chose: 
Maja Design Papers - Vintage Spring Basics - 6th of May -both A and B sides

The tiny delicate butterflies were from the Maja Design Papers - Vintage Spring Basics - 6th of May 12x12 paper. They make great card accents.  


The sweet floral pink pops of color are Petaloo rom the mauve flowers Petaloo Penny Lane Forget Me Not - Antique Pink  and the darling cupcake stamp is from JustRite Papercrafts.  
Thank you for stopping.  

Maja Design Papers - Vintage Spring Basics - 6th of May -both A and B sides
Maja Design Papers - Vintage Spring Basics - 2nd of May
Maja Design Papers - Vintage Spring Basics - 7th of May
Maja Design Papers - Vintage Autumn Basics - no. X
Petaloo Penny Lane Forget Me Not - Antique Pink 1837-059
Creative Expressions Die - By Sue Wilson
JustRite Papercraft Stamp - Make A Wish Clear Stamp 
Pearl Stickers
Gingham Ribbon
Martha Stewart - Branch Punch

Friday, May 5, 2017

DIY Bright and Cheery Cards


Bright, Cheery, Happy Cards
After a long and dull, cold winter, I need a big dose of color - bold, bright, happy color.  Thus I set off to make myself happy.  Happiness is easy to achieve when I use my favorite  Petaloo products.  

I have some short DIY instructions to show you how you can achieve these looks at your craft table.  

I created two cards using the same background stamp, just applying different colors and different coloring techniques to complete the project.  

My background stamp is from JustRite PaperCraft Succulent - Background Cling Stamps  and is great for experimenting with technique.  The large floral pattern is great for pairing with any Petaloo flower.    The possibilities are limitless. 
Below is a closer look at the Petaloo florals that adorn this card.  

Here's How I made this
Step. 1 - I stamped the image onto " Specialty Stamping Paper for Inks"  using Clear Embossing Ink and the  Misti Stamping Tool ( Most Incredible Stamping Tool ).   This helps provide a clear and crisp image.  I am not looking for a distressed image - I really am desiring a crisp clean image.   For this reason, I also did not choose to use distress embossing ink. 

Step. 2 -  I coated the specialty paper with clear  super fine embossing powder (white embossing powder works nicely here as well).   Heat and set with a heat embossing tool/heat gun

Bonus Tip - With products like embossing powders, glitter and beads, I find that clean up is much easier when using a craft tray to help catch all the extra product.  I'm not really great at sweeping and vacuuming so I like to avoid that one task when possible. 
  
Step. 3 -  Pick some Distress inks and start blending.   I was able to blend gorgeous color combinations on the specialty stamping paper using various Distress Inks and blending tools.   
  
Step. 4 -  Moving on to the embellishing phase.   I die cut two decorative ovals from JustRite PaperCraft and scored them at the center so they could be crisply folded and used as flaps to hide a surprise sentiment. 


Step. 5 -  Secure the decorative ovals  to the stamped card .  To do this, align the fold against the side of the card.  Once in place, they will act like "flaps" to hide a surprise sentiment when closed.  

Here is an image of the front and back of the card once the ovals are attached.  

Step. 6 -  Embellish as desired with coordinating and colorful Petaloo flowers.  After you are done embellishing, add a Velcro dot to each side of the flap so the card stays closed.  I purchased the Velcro dots in the notions section of a big box store. 

These are the gorgeous flowers I used: 

Important Tip - as you add flowers, trims, bows and various embellishments to the flaps, make sure the flaps still open.  Do not make the mistake I made of gluing this and that to the flap without a care, then assume it will open like it should.  I was thankful my glue had not set up and could still move the products around.  phew!  

Here are a few more close shots to help understand and see the dimension of the card.  
Here is the sweet surprise you find once the card is opened.  The  "hello" sentiment is a die from JustRite PaperCraft - Hello Decorative Oval Frame Die.
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This is my second card - made using the same background cling stamp from JustRite, called Succulent  but with a different technique applied  in coloring the background.

Just as in the first card, I  used Clear Embossing Ink  and Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder  but stamped on Cardstock  for Watercolors .   I did not use the specialty paper for stamping  which was used on the first card.  That specialty paper for stamping is not good to use with watercolor paints.  


 At that point, I cracked out my Prima Confections and water brush and had some fun.  I knew Petaloo flowers would be perfect matches for my watercolor choices.  

The flowers used on this card were:
In addition to the JustRite Background Cling Stamp used here, I added some die cut circles also from JustRite's - Four in a Square die set   for accent and  as a place to add a stamped sentiment. 

 There is a lot of color, movement and bold pattern happening on this card.  I believe the solid circle dies  act as "anchors" for the eye to help draw the eye to the Petaloo flowers.  
Thanks for stopping here to look and share your time with me.  I appreciate this a great deal.  


Petaloo - Darjeeling Collection - Pink Dahlias 1467110
Petaloo - Textured Elements Collection - Yellow Burlap RS1208-203/6
Petaloo Darjeeling - Garden Rosette Mini- Purple 1491104
Petaloo Penny Lane - Forget me nots - Robin Egg Blue 1837-056
Petaloo Penny Lane - Forget me nots - Purple (Soft Lavender) -0837-057
JustRite PaperCraft - Background Cling Stamps  -Succulent -CL06001
JustRite PaperCraft - Hello Decorative Oval Frame Die -DIE05064
JustRite PaperCraft - Dies - Four in a Square
Clear Embossing Ink
Heat It- Heat Gun Embossing Tool
Tray Mate - Craft Tray PP11710
Clear Embossing Powder - Super Fine Gloss
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Fossilized Amber
Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tools
Clearsnap Colorbox Fingertip Daubers ( Blending Tools)
Tsukineko Fantastix Blending Tools
Mini Scoring Board and Bone Folder
Specialty Paper for Stamping
Misti Stamping Tool ( Most Incredible Stamping Tool )
Prima Watercolor Brushes
Ranger Specialty Cardstock  for Watercolors
Prima Watercolor Confections  -Pastel Dreams 590253
Prima Watercolor Confections - The Classics 584252
Watercolor Paper
Core'dinations Cardstock - Gold 12x12 GXCF-75R
Bazzill Cardstock ( Candy Hearts and Marmalade)
Pink Gingham Ribbon

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wood Grain Background Stamp from JustRite

Background Stamps from JustRite

JustRite Papercraft has released some fabulous background cling stamps - great for cards and absolutely ideal for scrapbook pages, altered art, mixed media and so much more.   

Previously I showcased the  JustRite Brickwall Background Stamp Cling Stamp  ( you can see the card here) and today I am sharing the JustRite Papercrafts  -Woodgrain Background Stamp Cling Stamp .

This is a nice big cling stamp measuring 4.5"x 5.75" which will cover a large surface area.  This is what makes the stamp a great choice for mixed media and other crafting possibilities.     The stamp also delivers a crisp wood grain pattern .  You can be as bold as you want.  I opted to be a little light handed and less bold - stamping on texture paper for a distressed look.  

In addition to the JustRite Papercrafts  -Woodgrain Background Stamp Cling Stamp , I cut some JustRite Pinetree Dies  , layered them with foam tape, and mounted them on a decorative oval (JustRite Hello Decorative Oval Frame Dies ) a for a masculine and woodsy accent . 

Here is an additional closeup of the layering.  


My paper choice is the Fika Collection from Maja Design.  This is such a gorgeous collection that can easily transition from feminine application to a masculine strong project.  

Thanks for stopping by to see my card made with JustRite Papercraft's new release. 


JustRite Papercrafts products here
JustRite Papercrafts  -Woodgrain Background Stamp Cling Stamp - CL-05110
Maja Design Papers - Fika Collection - (Marzipanbakelse, Havrerutor, Ingefärspäron)
Raffia
Floral Berries
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Crushed Olives

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

JustRite Cling Background stamps - The Brickwall

Background Stamps from JustRite

JustRite Papercraft has released some fabulous background cling stamps - great for cards and absolutely ideal for scrapbook pages, altered art, mixed media and so much more.   

The stamp I'd like to showcase today is the JustRite Brickwall Background Stamp Cling Stamp.
I stamped the background on this card and then stamped a separate piece of cardstock to cut the bricks out and use as dimensional layers of brickwork.  


My vision for this card was to create an old crumbled wall  with  flowers and vegetation tucked between the bricks.  To achieve this,  I added a layer of thin foam adhesive tape behind the bricks that needed to be popped out a bit.

I left the background stamping on this card  a little on the light and faded side, leaving the more robust bold brick stamping to be used on my cutout- layered bricks.  




After my wall was complete, I started decorating with stamps, dies and flowers -  first subtle stamping around the card with JustRite Multi-Step create a Flower Garden Stamp Set  and some small leafy greens cut from  the JustRite Flower Garden Die .
After my greens were in place, I topped with Petaloo Chantilly Velvet Hydrangeas and accented with Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue - Mercury GlassSeafoam, and Cinnamon


Thanks for stopping by to see my card made with JustRite Papercraft's new release. 

Products Used:
JustRite Brickwall Background Stamp Cling Stamp CL-05111
JustRite Flower Garden Die -DIE05067
JustRite Multi-Step create a Flower Garden Stamp Set -CR05051
Petaloo Chantilly Velvet Hydrangeas in Maroon 1272-182
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks -Aged Mahogany
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks-Fired Brick
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks- Vintage Photo
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks-Walnut Stain
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks -Scattered Straw
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Seedless Preserves
Misti Stamping Tool ( Most Incredible Stamping Tool )
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue - Mercury Glass
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue -Seafoam
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue -Cinnamon
Cardstock
Burlap