Anna Griffin's Grand Duet embossing folders

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Thanks for visiting today! I'm sharing a few cards that I made for Anna Griffin's May HSN show with her Grand Duet folders.
The folders are 6x12 with 2 6x6 embossed designs in each folder. The designs are so beautiful and fun to create with.

Here's a look at a few of my designs with them.




My Therm-O-Web 3D foam squares made this cut out from the folder pop.



I sanded the embossed design a bit for  a distressed look on this card. I also love pairing these with Anna's glitter cardstock. What's your favorite technique to use on embossing folders?


Paired with the Foil Stamped card layers, these folders are stunning.



I'll be back tomorrow showing a project I made with Anna's Decorate it Celebrate paper and cartridge kit for the Cricut Explore.

Thanks for stopping by today.

{S}

My Favorite Things Sketch # 235

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hello friends! Here's my card for this week's My Favorite Things weekly 



First, here's the sketch



Here's my card. 



Supplies: My Favorite Things Dies: Fluttering Hearts Cover UpPierced Circle Stax, Words of Gratitude, Heart Puzzle. My Favorite Things Stamps: Gift Card Greetings. (Thank You sentiment)


I chose these colors off of the scraps I had on my table after making other cards. I decided to make the Heart Puzzle die a shaker and added some matching sequins. 




I often find myself reaching for the scraps around my table when I am making cards. I store my 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of cardstock in We R Memory Keepers 8 1/2 x 11 classic leather album sleeves . It's easy to add my scraps to the sheet protectors for later so I don't cut a fresh sheet when I only need a smaller size.

How do you use up your scraps and do you follow this method as well?

Have a great day!

{S}

Unity Thursday!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hello Unity friends! I am SO sorry about the blog hiccup! Old age is getting to me I swear! OK so you've probably visited all the other designer's blogs today but I'll have the links at the bottom if you missed them.

Let's talk about that awesomeness that's happening at Unity today! Here we go...










Here's a card I created with the Phyllis Harris release Whole Wonderful World kit







And the He Gives Grace kit








Thanks for stopping by!
{S}

Fun project using Adorn It Rhapsody Collection

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello friends. Today I am sharing a super cute project tutorial that I found via You Tube. I'll share the  original video with the how to and link below to give credit to the creator of the video.

I love sending handmade thank you notes. I also realize that not everyone enjoys the art of making them yourself so I like to give handmade card sets to friends and family. This tutorial is so easy and uses minimal supplies. What I loved most about it is that you can get out those old brads you have in your stash and use them!

I of course modified my project a bit to suit my supplies.

What you need: From the Adorn it Rhapsody collection:
Sticker sheet with 12" border stickers
1 sheet of patterned cardstock cut at 4 x 12
1 sheet of solid cardstock cut at 5 1/4 x 2 1/2  and for the handles 1 1/2 x 8 1/2
Misc flower punches or dies (I used large and medium paper daisy blossoms by McGill)
4 brads of your choice
Adhesive: Therm-O-Web i-Craft Easy Tear tape


Here's how mine turned out.


I added punched medallions by Martha Stewart and brads and sticky back bling from Eyelet Outlet.



What a fantastic gift for a friend right? This is a great project for teens too!


Here's the video and link for this project for all the step by steps. I hope you will give it a try too! 
Thanks again Buckeye Inklings!

Thanks for stopping by!

{S}
 


Link :https://youtu.be/vSthiL-irqg

Foiling with Anna Griffin

Saturday, June 27, 2015

For Anna's last HSN show I created some fun cards using the very popular foiling technique. Anna offered a variety of pre-tonered sentiments and die cuts that you can foil yourself in any color you choose!

Here's my first card with a gold foiled background and sentiment.




I love the 5X7 solid toner sheets because I was able to use Anna's dies to cut the background and foil.




Another background foiled in Gold and a matching sentiment.




Foiled background patter, sentiment and butterfly.





This was my fave. I love making rosettes and the foiled sentiment was perfect!




For more information on Anna's foiling items. visit HSN

Thank you for stopping by!

{S}

Unity Thursday

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello friends! It's another fun Unity Thursday where new stamps are featured and there is LOTS on sale!!



We have some new releases! You can see them all here.

I love the new Little Rebellion kit



Here's a few cards I created for today.


Supplies: Unity Stamp Co Anna Griffin Scripted Love Embossing folder 



Supplies: Unity Stamp Co Patterned Paper Plus One


Hopefully you've visited all the Design Team Blogs today and left a comment as well as on the Unity blog.
We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win. 



The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog.

Have a fantastic day! Make something pretty.

{S}




Deco Foil Mini Cards

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I wanted to share some quick mini cards I created with a free printable I found via Pinterest here. These were easy to print out using my laser print that has a toner ink.
I like switching up the sizes of my cards so today's cards are 4x4 and this printable is perfect for smaller cards.

iCraft Deco Foil Card Set

First I printed them using a laser printer.

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Next I cut them all up so I could easily apply the Gold Deco Foil.

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For the first card, cut the Gold Deco Foil™ the same size as the printable and run thru the laminator in a carrier sheet to apply the foil. 

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Next print out a sheet of cardstock with toner and then use your favorite dies and Gold Deco Foil™ to create a fun accent to go along with the sentiment.

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Pic Mix 2TW


Now put it all together by cutting the cardstock at 4x4 and the patterned paper at 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 and using the Memory Tape Runner XL adhere to the card base. Then using 3D Foam Squares adhere the die cut and sentiment. Finish off the card with twine.
For the next card I chose the Pink Melon Deco Foil™.



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For this card adhere the patterned paper and layer the printables with 3D Foam Squares. Finish off the card with a twine bow.


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For the last card cut the toner paper with butterfly dies and Teal Deco Foil™ and run them thru the laminator with a carrier sheet.


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Adhere the patterned paper to the card base using the Memory Tape Runner XL adhere the butterflies and sentiment with 3D Foam Squares.


Pic Mix 1TW


Pic Mix 3TW
Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget, you can shop for all of Therm-o-Web's iCraft Deco Foil products here: Visit our online store today!

Unity fun

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hello friends. Today I'm sharing some cards I made with a couple of last weeks releases. It's been a long two weeks here at the Smith house with our apartment being ripped apart by the Airport Sound Proofing team.



Adhesive: Therm-O-Web Sticky Strip Runner3D Foam Squares Combo pack.





Adhesive: Therm-O-Web Sticky Strip Runner3D Foam Squares Combo pack.



My Favorite Things Sketch # 231

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hello Monday! I'm popping in to link up my card for this week's

My Favorite Things









Here's my little friend. I made this card for Lily's teacher. I wanted to thank her because the kids all gave me a wonderful book Friday filled with handwritten thank you notes for being a Room Mom. I was lucky to have a fabulous Co-Room Mom named Kim this year. It was such a sweet little book. My heart just swelled!





Supplies: MFT Die-namics: Penguins In Paradise, Zig Zag Stitched Oval Stax, Grassy FieldsMFT Stamps: BB Penguins in Paradise MFT Cardstock Limeaide, Razzleberry. MFT Hybrid Inks: Limeaide AdhesiveTherm-O-Web Sticky Strip Runner3D Foam Squares Combo pack.


Thanks for stopping by!

{S}

MFT Bonus Sketch

Sunday, June 7, 2015

I finished this card two weeks ago and have completely forgotten to post it to my blog. My home has been turned upside down with the airport soundproofing. Windows ripped out, air ducts put in and closet space reduced by 50%. My past couple of weeks haven been complete mayhem. Believe me when I tell you that I am ready to get back to crafting. 

Here's the Sketch 



So here's my card for the Page Maps/ MFT Bonus Sketch Challenge.



Supplies: MFT Die-Namics: Gerbera Daisy MFT Stamps: LLD Tickled Pink, BG Cheesecloth Background. Adhesive: Therm-O-Web Sticky Strip Runner3D Foam Squares Combo pack.


I loved scattering the Gerber Daisies across the front of my card. These dies are one of my most favorite to create with.

Thanks for stopping by!

{S}


Unity Thursday

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hello Unity friends! 

It's another fabulous Unity Thursday. I am the end of the Hop today so I hope you have all enjoyed today's helping of Unity inspiration.

Here's a look at today's promos





Make sure you visit the UNITY Website for a look at all of today's discounts and new stamps!


We have some new Angie Girls releasing this week. Here's a look at the latest girls.





Adhesive: Therm-O-Web Sticky Strip Runner3D Foam Squares Combo pack.



Laney 






Adhesive: Therm-O-Web Sticky Strip Runner




So fun right

Here's a list of all who are hopping. Make sure you stop by and leave them a comment to win this week's prize.

 
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