Friday, August 16, 2019

Feature Friday - Bloom & Grow

TGIF!!!!  Hello my wonderful friends! How are you today?  I'm excited to share this week's Featured product with you.  When I first saw this bundle, it reminded me of the "Lots of Happy" card kit.  I love that kit! It's so pretty! So naturally, I love this bundle too!

I'm talking about the "BLOOM & GROW" Bundle.

Look at all the detail in the flowers! Oh my!!! And the scalloped border dies! OOOOOOOH!

Well, if just seeing the product isn't enough to wet your whistle.........

Take a look at some project samples!

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!  I think this is definitely a must have bundle for your collection.  It's so versatile in that you change the entire theme and feel of the project, simply by changing the colors. 

Well friends, I hope you enjoyed today's product feature.  If you'd like to order this bundle for yourself, you can get it HERE.

Have a fantastic day!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

CASE IT Wednesday - A Little Lace

Happy Wednesday, friends! I hope you're doing well today! I have a very pretty project to share with you this week.  It comes from page 42 in the 2019 Annual Catalog and is made from one of my top 5 FAVORITE bundles, "A LITTLE LACE".

I absolutely ADORE that lace die! It is so dainty, yet bold enough to make a HUGE impression!

This card was actually very easy to do. The lace panel really does all the work for us.  So, first off, I die cut the lace panel from a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Then, I used the lace edge die to cut away the bottom.  I saved the remaining bit for another project. :-)

The card base is a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Pretty Peacock. I am LOVING that color!! How about you?  Well done Stampin' Up!

The hearts were scraps of Calypso Coral that I had in my scrap bag. I love having little bits for things such as this.  It reminds me why I save all my scraps to begin with! hehe.

And then there's a little linen thread bow glued onto one of the hearts with a glue dot.

Alright, so the lace panel seems to put folks into a panic over the idea of weeding out all the little bits.  BUT, what if I told you that there was an INCREDIBLE technique you could use that would make this task totally and completely obsolete?  WHAT?!!  Yes! Truly!  Ok, all  you do is layer a folded dryer sheet (or two) between the cutting plate and your cardstock.

So the "SANDWICH" would go (from top to bottom): cutting plate, die, cardstock, dryer sheet(s), cutting plate, platform.  Now, you may have to adjust slightly per the machine. I use my ol' trusty big shot.  But basically the dryer sheet goes under the cardstock.  What happens, is that the dryer sheet grabs the cardstock.  When you peel the paper away from the dryer sheet, the little bits stay clung to them! YAY!!! AUTO-WEEDING!!! hehehe.  BRILLIANT!

"Look at all those tiny bits!!! Now, there may be an occasional stray that just refuses to let go.  But shooooooooot!!! I can handle that one little tiny bit over a THOUSAND of them!! hahahaha! And, you're able to reuse the dryer sheet(s) a few times, but not too many.  You'll notice when it's time to get new ones. You'll have to start weeding more and more again. lol. 

Isn't it great? One might even say "REVOLUTIONARY" even! haha! Well, maybe not quite THAT amazing, but it IS pretty awesome!!  You are welcome, my friends!  I even did a little video a while back, sharing how well this works.

Take a look here:

OK, so I also used the ol' silicone mat and sponge to apply the glue to the backside of the lace panel. This is (in my opinion) the best and least messy way of getting enough adhesive on the backside of the panel.  Now, you could use adhesive sheets, but then the dryer sheet method wouldn't work for you because it would take the backings off the sheets and leave a lot of the weeding.

Once I glued the lace and applied it to the card, I used dimensionals to adhere the hearts.

I also heat embossed the sentiment with Versamark and White Emboss Powder.  I love the contrast!  So nice!

Well friends, I hope you enjoyed today's CASE IT project!  I encourage you to sit down with the catalog and find a project that you really adore and CASE IT as well! It's a lot of fun, totally "fair" to do, and helps get the creative juices flowing!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!


If you'd like to order any of the products I used today, you can get them by simply clicking one of the images here below. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Technique Tuesday - Floating Panel Card

Good morning friends! I hope you are doing well today!  I have a FABULOUS technique to share with you this week.  You're gonna love it!

It's called the Floating Panel technique or Split Panel.  I love the effect it brings to a card.  So much fun!!

Is't it fantastic?  I love it!  Using window sheets to "complete" the front panel of the card, leaves room for a wide variety of interesting and creative embellishments.   In this case, I have the lighthouse in the forefront and the "sea" in the background.

Your imagination is the only limitation with this unique card.

So how do you do it?  Well basically, you get your card base. For my card, I used a 4 1/4" x 11 base (scored at 5 1/2").  Then, cut a section out of one side.  Notice on my card, there is a 1/2" strip of cardstock at the top. I had cut 5" of cardstock off that side. And then, I cut 1 3/4" off of that 5" piece, to glue across the bottom of the window sheet.  I inserted a piece of window sheet measuring the front side of the card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4"), and glued it to the backside of the 1/2" strip on top and the 1 3/4" strip on bottom. This "completes" the front side of the card.

Then, simply decorate as you wish!

Here are a few other examples I pulled from Google:

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Well, you get the idea. You can make absolutely STUNNING projects using this technique!  If you try it, please feel free to share in The Stampin' Chic Facebook Group. I'd love to see!

Thanks so much for stopping by today friends!! I hope you enjoyed this technique and will give it a shot! It really is a lot of fun! :-)

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!


If you'd like to order any of the supplies I used here today, you can get them by clicking on the images below.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Make It Monday - Good Morning Magnolia Fancy Fold Card

HELLO FRIENDS!!!!  How are you today?  It's Monday again isn't it? lol.  I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

This week's project was a lot of fun to put together for you. I think you're really going to like it!

At first glance, it looks like a pretty basic card.  BUT, when you untie that ribbon, it reveals a fun little surprise!

SURPRISE!!!!  A Fancy Fold Card!!!  WOOT WOOT!!!!

You'll need a sheet of 12x12" cardstock and Designer Series Paper for this card. Here are your measurements:

1 piece cardstock cut at 4 1/4" x 12" scored on the LONG SIDE at 2" and 7 1/2"
1 piece cardstock cut at 5 1/4" x 11 3/4" scored on the LONG SIDE at 3 7/8" and 7 7/8"
1 piece Whisper White Cardstock cut at 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
2 pieces Designer Series Paper cut at 3 1/2" x 5"
1 piece Designer Series Paper cut at 4" x 4 1/4"
1 piece Designer Series Paper cut at 1 3/4" x 4"

Ribbon is approximately 13" long.

Watch my video to see how to assemble this fabulous card:

Well friends, I hope you enjoyed today's project!  I am IN LOVE with this fancy fold!  It's FANTASTIC for adding more of a "letter" than just a little note.  With that said, I'd better get outta here so I can get one whipped up for my grandma! hehe.

Have a wonderful day friends!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!


If you'd like to order any of the supplies I used here today, simply click on any of the images below to be taken directly to my website.  ENJOY!!

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

August 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop - Color Challenge Farms

Happy Sunday morning my friends!!!  I hope you're doing well. Today, I bring you..... the Kre8tors blog hop!! I'm really excited to be joining them this month for a color challenge themed hop.  The inspiration came from this photo:

Beautiful isn't it?

Here's my take on the challenge. I hope you like it!

I just got the Parcels & Petals Bundle the other day, and I hadn't used it yet.  So when I saw these beautiful colors I knew I wanted to use that adorable box die set for it!

If you've not yet used the dies, you'll need to know that you want to cut TWO of the box die.  This is pretty much the standard for most box dies.  The assembly is fairly easy, once you have the two pieces together.

For the belly band, I used the beautiful Stitched Lace dies.  I am COMPLETELY and TOTALLY in LOVE with them! OMGosh!! STUNNING!!! And can I just say, that done in Cherry Cobbler would look GREAT for Christmas projects?!!  YAYAYAY!

The lace die isn't long enough to go all the way around the box, but it is long enough to go around the three sides. So I just made a little joining panel from a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

Add a little glue across each edge of the lace piece to attach that cardstock rectangle and it's perfect!

There are some absolutely GORGEOUS projects on this blog hop! I hope you'll continue all the way around!  Click the "NEXT" button below to head over to Miss Cheryl's blog.

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Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends! I hope you enjoyed this project and hope you find fabulous projects along the hop!

If you don't have the Parcels & Petals bundle or the Stitched Lace dies, you can get them (and any of the supplies I used today) by clicking the icons here below. That will take you directly to my website. Enjoy!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!


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