Hello readers! Today I am very excited to be the guest host on the Spellbinders blog! I am so grateful to be given the opportunity to share in the release of the Spellbinders Liberty Collection – a fun new patriotic accessories addition that will coordinate perfectly with the Shapeabilities Sunday Drive etched dies.
There is, or has been, a member of my family serving in every military branch since my grandfather served in WWII. Others, myself included, are proud members of U. S. law enforcement services, so suffice is to say the Liberty Collection will be used and shared throughout my family and friends for the summer holidays to come.
For this first A2 sized card, I used a piece of 80 lb. Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock as my base. I cut a 5 ¼” x 4” piece of red cardstock for the first mat and a 5” x 3 ¾” piece of white linen textured cardstock for the next mat. I die cut a large circle from a piece of red, white and blue plaid paper and adhered it to the center of the card using a Tombow Dot Runner.
Using the new Liberty Sunday Drive Detailed Cutting Dies, I die cut all the pieces to create the car, driver, license plate and banners from red, white, blue and gray cardstock. I pieced the small images together layering each component with adhesive to create the car. From the Shapeabilities Sunday Drive Etched Dies, I die cut the balloon in multiples from red, white, blue and glitter cardstocks. Beside the driver, I placed the balloon bouquet in the passenger seat. I adhered the entire car and balloons to the left side of the card using 3M foam adhesive.
On a small thin strip of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment “thank you for your service” in red ink. I notched the right side of the sentiment strip and adhered it to the left side of the card using 3M foam adhesive.
Because die cutting all of the little pieces from the Liberty Sunday Drive Detailed Cutting dies takes a LOT of time and patience, I decided to show you another way to use some of the same pieces to create a different patriotic themed card.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I used a 5 ¼” x 4” piece of plaid cardstock for the first layered mat. I die cut a scalloped rectangle frame from red cardstock and matted it with a 3 ¼” x 4” piece of white cardstock. I die cut even more balloons from the Sunday Drive Detailed Cutting dies in red, white blue and glitter cardstock and I made a large balloon bouquet.
I adhered a couple pieces of white and silver twine behind the balloons to ground them. I die cut the “happy 4th” sentiment in red cardstock from the die that should have been used for the license plate. I mounted the red license plate onto a piece of white cardstock. I tucked the few pieces of twine behind the sentiment strip before adhering the license plate sentiment with 3M foam adhesive.
I hope you have enjoyed these cards using the new Liberty Collection from Spellbinders. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Hello friends and welcome back from the weekend! Today I am on the Birch Press Design blog sharing three cards made using the beautiful Petal Egg Layering Dies for this trio of Easter inspired cards.
You can visit the Birch Press Design blog for detailed information on how I created these cards. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Hello crafty friends! Today I am on the Birch Press Design blog again sharing another fun idea for a Valentine's Day card using the Dahlia Heart Layering set. I am so in love with ALL the love themed products from Birch Press Design that I just can't stop finding ways to use them!
This colorful rainbow themed slimline card just makes me so happy!
For a step-by-step process to see how this card was made, please visit the Birch Press Design blog. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Hello readers and happy Monday! I hope you all found a little time to do something crafty over the weekend. Today I am being featured on the Birch Press Design blog sharing two simple and classic black and white themed Valentine's Day cards using Layer A of the beautiful Kinsley Heart Layering Plates.
Both of these cards were created the same way, I just alternated the background colors, so they look slightly different. Here is the first card I created:
And here is the second card I created using the same products:
For a step-by-step process to see how these cards were created, please visit the Birch Press Design blog for all those details and more. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Hello readers and happy Monday! I hope you all had a nice weekend. I am excited to begin sharing some Valentine's Day cards with you over the next two weeks. Today's card uses the You Are Loved dies and the Beautiful Flowers stamp set both from Simon Says Stamp.
*Both of these cards were made using the same products, I simply used alternating colors.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using either petal pink ink (on pink cardstock) or real red ink (on red cardstock), I stamped the background of each with the Roses All Over stamp set by My Favorite Things. On real red or petal pink cardstock, I stamped the large bouquet of roses from the Beautiful Flowers stamp set in Versamark ink. (I stamped this image twice because I needed two sets for each card.) I heat embossed the large roses in white embossing powder and used the coordinating die to cut the flowers out. I adhered one of the die cuts to the top left corner and one to the lower right corner of each card cutting the edges to fit the 5 1/4" x 4" panel.
I die cut the outer shadow portion of the "You are Loved" die on white cardstock and the thinner script portion was die cut from gold glitter cardstock. I adhered both layers together using a Lawn Fawn glue tube. I then adhered the entire sentiment to the center of the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension.
I hope today's feature will inspire you to begin creating (and ultimately sending) your Valentine's Day cards. Thank you for visiting, stay warm, and happy crafting!
Hello crafty friends and welcome back from the weekend! Today I am on the Birch Press Design blog sharing a beautiful Valentine's Day card featuring the latest new release products. The focal point of this pink ombre card is the ink blended background peeking through the new Kinsley Heart Layering Plate.
On a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Bristol smooth cardstock I ink blended Distress Oxide inks in the colors Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple. I began with the lightest color (Spun Sugar) at the top of the cardstock and the richest color (Candied Apple) at the bottom.
Using 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Crest cardstock, I die cut the top layer (Layer A) from the Kinsley Heart Plate.
I placed this intricate heart layer directly over the ombre background adhering it with LineCo ph neutral bookbinding glue (my go-to liquid adhesive).
Using the Lingo Thanks stamp set, I stamped the word "love" in Versamark ink on ballet pink cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I used the coordinating Lingo Thanks die set to cut it out. I also stamped the sentiment "you're in my heart" in Versamark ink on fuschia pink cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder as well. I die cut one large white heart to serve as the center focal point of the card. I adhered the sentiments to the lower right corner of the heart using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I adhered a few iridescent sequins with glue dots to the card for added dimension and sparkle.
I really like how this card came out and I think I'll recreate it in a few additional colors and send them out as MY Valentine's Day cards this year!
Hello readers! Before we get to today's cards, I'm going to share with you the Pinterest photo I found that became my source of inspiration! Never in a million years would I have paired these colors together, yet when I saw this image, I was captivated by how stunning these colors were. Now, granted, I would not choose these colors for any room in my house, but I was determined to bring these colors to life on paper, and I couldn't be more in love with the results!
Here is a step-by-step video tutorial showing how both cards were created:
I think I will have to turn to Pinterest room decor ideas more often to find my next source of color inspiration!
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Hello readers! Today I am sharing this patriotic inspired card over on the Birch Press Design blog. I don't know if anyone actually sends 4th of July cards or not, but this idea would also work well for members of the military or law enforcement. The first time I saw the Mini Dazzle Bevel Layering Plates, I knew immediately that I wanted to create a flag in strips of red, white and blue.
Because the bevel strips were larger than I had anticipated, I had to alter the dimensions of this card. Instead of my more traditional A2 card size, this card measures 5 1/2" square.
Here is a step-by-step video tutorial showing how I created this card:
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Who else struggles with making masculine cards? I know that I sure do! I know in today's society we're all about being gender inclusive and non-stereotypical, but cutesy pink dancing pigs and glittery pop-up mermaids just aren't going to cut it for my dad! With Father's Day soon approaching I know that we are all looking for some inspiration to create cards for the special men in our lives. I have found that simply by using certain colors, it is easier to achieve a more masculine look. For today's two cards, I used the Lumina Layering Plates (A, B & C) from Birch Press Design and a darker color palette of black, gold and green. I think this same card in navy blues and golds would also be an excellent combination to create a masculine card.
Here is the first card I created using the "leftover" cutout circle pieces from the Lumina Layering Plate. You can see what I mean by the "leftover" cutout pieces in the video below. I could have added this cut-out back in to the original card design, but I like the idea of creating two cards from one die.
Here is the second card I created using the Lumina Layering Plates:
I have created a step-by-step YouTube video tutorial sharing how I made both of these cards. I like to keep my videos short and sweet, so it under 7 minutes long!
I hope these cards will inspire you to try different color combinations in order to achieve a more masculine look.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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