Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Merry Little Quilted Note

It won't be too long and we will be starting to think of Christmas!  Yes, I do love ALL that goes into the busy season and it can be a very stressful time.  But it is also the time of the year when we are all giving and receiving gifts here and there.  So why not start now and make some little note cards that you can give to your friends and family.  This little guy is a 4x4 note card...

I really like how this cute little note card turned out and ANYONE would love to receive this!  I used A Jillian Vance "Eight Point Star Quilt Block Die".  This is the first time I have worked with this die and let me tell is EASY and FUN!  Your friends and family are going to think you spent hours on it.  I wanted to add a little bit of dimension to this card, so on the eight point star, I glued down the star points in the middle and then popped the outer points.  I really thought it added a whole different look!  Here you can see the dimension to the card:

Card Recipe:

Eight Point Star Quilt Block

AJVD "Eight Point Star Quilt Block Die"
BoBunny "Elf Magic Wish List" paper
BoBunny "Elf Magic Stripe" paper
Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive
Best Creations Foam Pop Dots
Mark Richards Faux Grommet sticker
kraft cardstock

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation!!

Blessings and Hope...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

What the fox?

Hi everyone, it's Mary J here with a card I made using the really adorable Whimsie Doodles set called Out Foxed...

I told you he was adorable!  I coloured him in with my Promarkers and used a polka dot embossing folder for the background.

I love this set - it's got two foxes and lots of accessories and funky sentiments too.  Check it out...

Out Foxed by Whimsie Doodles

This card was so much fun to make and I can't wait to make more with it!  Thanks for visiting and I'll see you again soon - ttfn!

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Sponged Sunflowers

AJVD, Kecia Waters

I just love sunflowers, and they are starting to stand tall and proud in my neighborhood.  Just gorgeous creations from Mother Nature.

This card however is not a tall order.  It is very easy and quick to make.  All I did was stamp the large sunflower image from AJVD's "Hello Sunshine" stamp set three times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It cardstock.  Rather than coloring the with markers or pencils, I instead sponged the color onto the flowers.  First I sponged Adirondack Sunshine Yellow dye onto the flower.  I then sponged Adirondack Butterscotch dye into the center of the flower.  With a colored pencil, I colored a little red along the inner petals.  Then I cut each flower with my detailed scissors and set aside.

AJVD, Kecia Waters

On a strip of white cardstock, I brayered Adirondack Sailboat Blue dye and Distress Ink Faded Jeans dye to create a gradient of blue.  I stamped the sentiment, also from AJVD's "Hello Sunshine" with Versafine Onyx Black.  I framed this strip with black cardstock and adhered it to a white card base.

Then, using pop-dots, I adhered the sunflowers onto the card.  Loving the brilliant pop of yellow on blue, don't you?

Sometimes, you don't have to reach for your paints, markers or pencils to get beautiful color.  Just a sponge and your ink pads.  I hope this inspires you!

AJVD stamps:

Other Supplies:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
X-Press It Cardstock
Adirondack Sailboat Blue, Adirondack Butterscotch, Adirondack Sunshine Yellow
Versafine Onxy Black

Thanks so much for visiting the blog today!  Have a terrific week, filled with lots of sunshine!


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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Glossy 3D Poinsettia Video Tuitorial

Wow, where has this summer gone?  We are less than a month away from school starting again.
But right now it is Christmas in July!
The new Leaves & Petals set from A Jillian Vance Design has so many options!
I used the three smooth edged leaves, cut them each 5 times in Red cardstock.
Using the holly berries from the Holly & Swirls Die Set for the center cut in yellow cardstock.
I used a Circle Backdrop for my base to glue the leaves to.  I arranged and layered to achieve the look of a poinsettia!  Then I loved how glossy the Dainty Dots and Vintage Floral background builder stamps looked embossed with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder so I added Glossy Accents to the entire flower as shown in the photo below.

Glossy Accents over entire flower.

I also used  3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to "pop" up the poinsettia as shown in the photo below.
Side view to see it POP!

If you would like more information on how to turn the  Leaves & Petals Die Set into a beautiful poinsettia, please watch this video!

A Jillian Vance Design products used for this project:

Other supplies:

Archival Ink in Jet Black,  Embossing Ink in Clear, Clear Embossing Powder and Glossy Accents all by Ranger

 EZ Runner and 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Quick Dry Glue by Scotch

WorldWin Paper
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Bunny Vance from Bunny Runs With Scissors