Friday, July 20, 2018

Shadow Box Tutorial

Hello paper crafters!

Today's project is a really dimensional shadow box. It is meant to be a mantelpiece decoration and is not supposed to be mailed in an envelope so I had freedom to add as much bulk as I wanted :) 

The project is created with Spellbinders dies from 3D Vignettes collection designed by Becca Feeken. I have added some decorative paper roses and rose buds to the arch and put one into bride's hands.

In a video tutorial down below I am demonstrating the entire process of creating this shadow box from beginning to end. Scroll down to watch!





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Friday, July 13, 2018

Clear Summer Tag

Hello there and thank you for stopping by! 

The project I have created today is a completely see-through summer themed tag. I have used some of my favorite techniques here including embossing the acetate. I remember when I first saw embossed acetate I was just astonished by how simple and genius this idea is. You just put it inside the folder exactly like a piece of paper and send it through the machine. The effect is simply stunning to me. I keep admiring it each time just like the first time! 


Another technique that always makes a huge difference is layering die cuts. It's a great way to really make your project a 3D one. And it is ridiculously simple. Yes, it takes a little bit more time but totally worth it!



Below is a video tutorial with step by step instructions on how to put this tag together.


Thanks again for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Shadow Box Card with Spellbinders Surprise Bundle!

Hi, hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Today I am going to create a project using the dies and folders from 
SUMMER SUPRISE BUNDLE by Spellbinders.

This bundle is a chance to get $180 worth products for just $45. In the VIDEO below I will show you everything that's included in the bundle and then I'm going to show you a project that I have created.
$180 Surprise Die & Embossing Bundle

The card I have made has a double layer dimensional frame that actually turns it into a shadow box. It also features decorative border, dimensional vase with flowers and textured background! 

Scroll down for some close ups and a video tutorial!






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Friday, July 6, 2018

Woodland Gnome - Masculine Card

Hi friends,

Today I am going to re-purpose Holiday stamps and dies to create a masculine card for a good friend that works for all seasons and occasions. After all, gnomes and evergreens don't just disappear after Christmas - they are here all year round :)

By the way, do YOU have a friend that this cute guy reminds you of?



I also have some good news to share.


SPECIAL OFFER
FROM SWEDISH HOUSE CRAFTS!

If you purchase any Santa's Head or Pine Cone stamp by Gummiapan you can get a matching die (sold separately) for just£1! This offer is valid until July 13.


Scroll down for some close ups and a video tutorial!





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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Shaker Cupcake Toppers - 4th of July

Hello and Happy 4th of July to all my US friends! 

Hope you are having wonderful time - and here is the project to add to the holiday mood! I have made a trio of cupcake toppers (Stars and Stripes themed!) with a matching holder box. The toppers are actually shaped shakers filled with stars!

As always, below is a full step by step video tutorial. Thanks for watching and have a fabulous holiday!





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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Always - Handmade Card

Hi friends, 

Today I am featuring some new dies by Poppystamps (see the supply list below). The card itself is easy to make and it does not require a lot more supplies other than dies - just some white and ivory cardstock, vellum, one shade of Distress Ink and some liquid glue.

Scroll down for some close up photos and a beginning to end video tutorial!






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Friday, June 22, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop: Good Vibes Collection


Hi and welcome to another stop of Simon Says Stamp blog hop featuring GOOD VIBES collection. You must have arrived from Stephanie Low's blog, but if you have just joined the hop here is the full list of participants: 



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Leave your comment below for a chance to win $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! The winner will be announced next Wednesday on Simon blog! 
Don't forget that there is a giveaway on each stop of the hop!

Another wonderful surprise from Simon:
Use the code PUFFY at checkout at Simon Says Stamp (by Sunday, 6/24 at 11:59 pm ET) to get a FREE pack of Pebbles Flowers puffy stickers!

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Now to the project!
I have created a card that doubles as a gift card holder. That's a great project to have at hand and use for a friend's birthday, especially in summer!

I have featured several die and stamps set from the latest release. 
Watch the VIDEO TUTORIAL below for step by step instructions on how to create this card:





Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is Heather Ruwe !

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A Hint of Pink

Hi friends, I hope you are having a great week. The card I am presenting today is very delicate and feminine and it is ridiculously easy to make!

The card base is made out of a sheet of vellum and then "reinforced" with the thin frame so that it's not going to bend when standing upright.

For writing a message I would suggest using a white pen or a white pencil - besides being unusual it is also not going to be too visible (again, in a standing position of a card).

Scroll down for some close ups of a project, a video tutorial and a supply list!






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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Fairy Card with Die Cut Inlays

Hello crafty friends, I hope you are doing great! 

The card I have created today is all about inlaying die cuts. Everything in it is die cut and inlaid - the background, the frame, the focal image and the sentiment. It is nearly one layer card, but the wings of a fairy add a bit of complexity to the layering. 


Watch the video below for beginning to end guide as well as the explanation of all tricks and techniques!




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Friday, June 15, 2018

Pop Up Card with Frame Dies

Hello there, thank you for joining me!

Today I have finally gathered some courage and made a pop-up card and I was surprised at how easy it was! To make this card different I have decided to use some intricate lacy frame dies from Special Moments collection by Spellbinders.

These products are very new and they might not hit all the stores yet, but don't worry - they will be available in just a few days!

Watch the video below for beginning to end guide! I will also demonstrate a liquid glue application technique that is a huge time saver!






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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Scene in a Wreath

Hi friends, 

Today's black in white card has a lot of texture and some fun elements, but at the same time it's easy to make, it suits nearly any occasion and it works for both men and women. 

I have used some dies by Gummiapan to create a wreath window and flower embellishments. For creating a scene small Memory Box dies worked great. 

Watch the video below for detailed step by step instructions!





Thanks for visiting today! Have a great week and I hope to see you again really soon!

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Rainy Pond

Hi friends, 

Today's card is one of those projects that look more complicated to make than they really are. Basically you just have to die cut all the images out of neutral cardstocks that you most likely already have and stick them down onto a card.

In a video tutorial below I am demonstrating exactly how to assemble it. Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!






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