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1 Sep 2014

Make it Monday Easel Card


Good morning!  Today's Make it Monday video tutorial was brought to you by Erin Lincoln - always trying to give you more bang for your buck!

I watched the video and then put together an easel card with a back to school theme.




I die cut my card base with the Papertrey Ink Gift Card Die, by using the long end of the die to make my cut - so very simple.

Using the Background Basics Text Style and Classic Kraft ink - I stamped my background and then swiped the edges with Fresh Snow ink.

I made a little frame for my "chalkboard" with Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle Dies - so happy I still have them - using Pure Poppy and Lemon Tart cardstock and a piece of Bitty Dot patterned paper.

I cut a square from Smokey Shadow cardstock and rounded the corners .  I stamped with It's Official - using the notebook lines stamp and Fresh Snow ink.  Smudging the ink is mandatory (and fun!) when doing this chalkboard look.



The sentiment is from "The Cutting Garden" and I thought it was a great choice - since the word "record" was included - it's the little things right? :)

I die cut the letters from the Block Alphabet Die collection and adhered them to the "blackboard".  I also diecut and stamped a little apple from the $5 mini set - Fruit Fusion: Apple and popped it up onto my main panel.

A little bit of twine, tied in a bow - brings it all together - don't you think?


30 Aug 2014

IC456 Year of Flowers

Hello..... today I made a card - yay!  I bought this stamp set - Papertrey Ink's Year of Flowers Collection - ages ago and finally inked it up - I am sure you have never done that before ;)!

The inspiration challenge this week, at Splitcoaststampers, was from a Pinterest board - such a great spot to WASTE my time - Lol! I spent most of the morning perusing the board and finally settled on this piece to garner some inspiration from!



Using the Violets from PTI's stamp set, I inked and coloured them three times.  Then, using the dies available for this collection, I die cut them - yes - I die cut them after I coloured them - not too difficult a job (thank goodness!)


I actually had a piece of watercoloured paper, so I popped up the flowers onto the Picket Fence,and adhered it to the background.  I tucked a little piece of doily stamped with the sentiment Violets - from The Year of Flowers - Titles Mini Stamp Set - I thought they were Pansies - but what do I know?



Using the Polka Dot Basics, I stamped the polka dots in Classic Kraft along the bottom and then adhered it to my card base.  I added some Classic Kraft ribbon to finish it off!

Thanks for coming around today!

20 Aug 2014

Using Cover Plate Negatives MIM

Over at Papertrey Ink,  Laurie is showing an interesting way to use your leftover negatives on your creation.  Take a peek at the video and see the easiest way ever to line up those little pieces!

I decided to use just a few of the circles from my Circles Die Cover Plate - following the video provided.  It is such a dreary day that my photo isn't the brightest - dang it...



The beautiful rose is from The Sweet Life Stamp set - I diecut and stamped a LOT of these flowers when I bought the set - so now I have them available for a quick card!  I stamped the leaves first and then popped up the rose.


I die cut the Double Ended banner die and embossed the sentiment - from On The Farm- onto Limeade Ice cardstock and popped it up- easy!

13 Aug 2014

Backgrounds with Embossing Paste - MIM

Good morning - this week's Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge is to create a background using embossing paste.

Laura's first video is a great one and she showed us how to colour the embossing paste and also to make your own stencils.

I only have 3 reinkers - Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst so that is what I used to mix with my embossing paste. - how many more times can I say "embossing paste"?

Using the Cover Plate Circles Die, I diecut two and glued them together to make my stencil.



After mixing in my reinkers with the embossing paste - yep, I added the different colours to the stencil in an ombre fashion, removed the stencil - went to the dentist and waited for it to dry. - No cavities by the way :)


It makes a very cool and textured background - not so bad!

My sentiment, which is stamped onto a die cut using the Double Ended Banner die, is from the Healing Touch stamp set and of course those gorgeous butterflies just make it perfect!

More Stamps and Dies for Sale!

I've posted some Paper Smooches stamps ($9 each set) and some Spellbinders Shapeabilities and Nestabilities ($12) for sale on Splitcoaststampers and Facebook...I have more nestabilities - some of the older ones too that are not listed.  Just pop me a message if there is something you want or need (same thing right?) and I'll take a look in my stash.

$2 each shipping and $6 flat fee if you buy 3 or more things......Here is the link if you want to take a peek!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/buy-sell-f116/paper-smooches-spellbinders-t590847.html