25 Days of Holiday Cards Day 4

Thursday, December 1, 2016






Hello friends! Welcome back for Day 5 of my 25 Days of Holiday cards.

Today's card features Deco Foil, Easy Cut Adhesive and 3D Foam Squares by Therm-O-Web as well as dies from my Favorite Things.




My cozy cuppa love was inspired by this technique video from Jennifer McGuire.




I did make a gift card holder card as well that I'll be sharing later.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a creative day!

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25 Days of Holiday Cards Day #3! MFTWSC 309

Wednesday, November 30, 2016



Hello, friends! It's Day 3 of my 25 Days of Holiday cards and my last My Favorite Things Sketch as this month's Guest Designer. I have had a blast creating with the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog team this month. 

Let's have a look at this week's sketch.


Here's my take on the sketch.



I created a winter wonderland themed skater girl card using the following MFT products:

Stamps:

Dies:

Stencil:


If you'd like to create with us this week, head on over to the MFT Challenge Blog to link up your designs. 

You'll also be entered to win a prize.

Have a creative day!

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25 Days of Holiday Cards Day 2

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Welcome back for Day 2 of my 25 Days of Holiday Cards.
Today's card features an adorable owl image from Unity called Owl Warmhearted.



Thanks for stopping by!

Have a creative day.

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Today's the day! 25 Days of Holiday cards 2016!

Thursday, November 24, 2016




Hello!! It's that time of year again! Join me for the next 25 days as I share some holiday inspiration right here on my blog!


Today's card features Anna Griffin's Pretty Christmas Pattern card bases, Christmas Glitter Stickers and Favorite Christmas Sentiments.




The perfect recipe for a stunning card is lots of layers. I used the Christmas Glitter sticker to layer over a piece of coordinating cardstock and then cut away the excess. Then using 3D Foam Squares from Therm-O-Web, I popped it in the front of the Pretty Christmas Pattern card base. Then finish off the design with a stunning sentiment and voila! You've got a stunning card to slip in the mail!

For more information on Anna Griffin products, visit HSN.com and her website AnnaGriffin.com

Thanks for stopping by to kick off 25 Days of Holiday cards with me!

 I hope you look forward to the next 24!

Don't forget to enter your email to subscribe on the right column so you don't miss any posts.

Have a creative day!

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My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge: 308

Wednesday, November 23, 2016



Hello friends! Thanks for stopping by today. I have been having such a blast this month creating with the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog team for my guest spot. 

Here's a look at this week's sketch.


For this week's card, I used the new Beast Friends set. I am really loving these adorable Yeti's! I was inspired by a set of ribbons I purchased from Home Goods this week for my color choice. I used the following cardstock colors from MFT: BerryliciousGravel GrayCotton Candy.




I love the Split Chevron cover-up. I decided not to take apart the pieces and used the design as my backdrop. Then I layered a circle die from the Pierced Circle Stax   and then cut the Berrylicious strip to ancor my sentiment, the Merry Christmas die. I finished it up with the adorable Yeti image. I added some Stickles to make him look frosty.

If you'd like to create with us this week, head on over to the My Favorite Things Challenge blog to find out how to link up your creation!

Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!!!

Shemaine

Flocked and Fabulous!!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Hello friends. Today I am sharing some fabulous cards from Anna's October HSN show. 

These cards feature the flocking sheets. This technique was super fun! Here's what I was able to create with Anna's other products.

This frame die was perfect for this technique. I did find it easier to peel one side of the foam and adhere it to a piece of cardstock and then peeling the other side and placing the flocking sheet face down on the foam. Then place the die face down on the flocking side and run thru your cuttlebug.


I continued to use the same process for the rest of these cards.



The foiled papers in this collection are so beautiful.



I love purple and yellow together, don't you?


This butterfly die is one of my all time favorites! The pattern background matches perfectly.


Thanks for stopping by today!

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My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge :307

Wednesday, November 16, 2016




Hello friends! This month I am up on the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog as their November guest designer. I'm super honored to have this opportunity to create with the talented team @MFT.


For this week's sketch, I'm using the new Polar Bear Pals stamp to create a fun scene inside of the stitched rectangle scalloped frame.






My Favorite Things Supplies:

Stamps: Polar Bear Pals


If you'd like to create with us for this week's sketch you can find out how to upload your cards here.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Deco Foiling on Handmade Ornaments

Monday, November 14, 2016

Hi friends, today I'm sharing a fun holiday gift idea using DECO FOIL™. I love making handmade ornaments for friends and family! Today I am sharing how to create this  ornament using vinyl and deco foil. Let's get started!

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Therm-O-Web Supplies:

DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • RED
ICRAFT MIXED MEDIA ADHESIVE 2.1 FL OZ
12″ Foil Laminator

Other Supplies: Cricut Design Studio, Oracal 651 outdoor vinyl, Glitter Pom-Poms,
 Holiday Ribbon, Craft plastic ornament


Project Instructions: First, choose what you want to place on your ornament. I chose this Make it Now Charger in Design Studio. You are able to customize the project which I love. I sized the sentiment at 2.75 H Adhere a 3x3 piece of Oracle 651 vinyl onto the Cricut mat and cut the image making sure the vinyl setting is used. I chose red vinyl to blend with the foil color I would be using because the back of the image is visible once it's placed on the ornament.

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Once the image is cut, use a weeding tool to get rid of the excess vinyl. Next, cut a piece of DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • RED at 3x3. Place the foil over the vinyl and run it thru the 12" laminator. After it has cooled, peel away the foil to reveal the foiled sentiment.


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Next cut a 3x3 piece of transfer tape and rub over the sentiment. Gently lift the transfer tape making sure the foiled vinyl sticks. This make take a few tries. Then lay the transfer tape with your design over the clear ornament and burnish with your fingers making sure there are no bubbles.

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Fill the ornament with whatever you like using a little bit of ICRAFT MIXED MEDIA ADHESIVE 2.1 FL OZ around the edge of the plastic ornament to glue it. Finish with a festive bow and string to hand on the tree.

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To find out more about Therm-O-Web's products, visit their web page here.

Thanks for stopping by! 

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My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge:306

Wednesday, November 9, 2016




Hello friends! This month I am up on the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog as their November guest designer. I'm super honored to have this opportunity to create with the talented team @MFT.


For this week's sketch, I'm using another one of my favorite Pure Innocence stamps, Dashing By for my take on this week's sketch.



I had so much fun with this sketch. I decided to "pop out" my winter scene. Then I used a white gel pen to add snow to her clothing. 



If you'd like to create with us for this week's sketch you can find out how to upload your cards here.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Anna Griffin's Glorious Greetings Card kit

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hello friends! Have you unwrapped your Glorious Greetings card kit yet? I noticed it's still available on HSN.com. If you want to send out beautiful cards that you can make in minutes, then this kit is a must have for your stash!

I'm sharing a few of my cards that I created with this fabulous kit. 


















So how many have you gotten done so far! I'm making pretty good time and hoping to have all mine ready to go out the Monday after Thanksgiving!

Thank you for stopping by!

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My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge:302

Wednesday, November 2, 2016




Hello friends! Today I am up on the My Favorite Things Challenge Blog as their November guest designer. I have always been a big fan of the Pure Innocence line so I used the September release Jumping with Joy to create my fall themed take on the sketch.



I used the leaves included in the set to add into my shaker along with misc sequins. I adhered the Stitched Oval Scalloped Frame to acetate and cut away the excess. I then use pieces of foam tape to line the oval to adhere to my stamped image and create my shaker. It takes a bit of time to cut each piece but the result is worth it.

If you'd like to create with us for this week's sketch you can find out how to upload your cards here.

Thanks for stopping by!

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MFTWSC304 Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Hello friends! Happy Halloween! Today I'm sharing my card for this week's My Favorite Things 


Here's this week's sketch

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Here's my card


Supplies: MFT Stamps Pure Innocence: Mummy Witch Way.


There's still time to enter this week's sketch challenge! Get all the details here.


I hope everyone has a fantastic Halloween!!

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Accenting your stamped images with Deco Foil

Friday, October 28, 2016

Hello there! Today I'm having some fun accenting stamped images from Art Impressions with DECO FOIL™ ADHESIVE PEN and DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS.

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DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • SILVER STARS
DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • RED
DECO FOIL™ ADHESIVE PEN
MEMORY TAPE RUNNER XL™
Other Supplies: Art Impressions- Tropical Christmas Christmas Wreath Set Our DECO FOIL™ ADHESIVE PEN makes accenting your stamps a snap! The rounded tip makes it easy to apply the glue to the image. Once the Art Impressions Christmas Wreath image was stamped, embossed and colored with Copics, I used the Adhesive pen to apply the adhesive and let it dry. Then I was able to easily burnish the Deco Foil onto the image.

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Here's a look at the collage I created using several images from the Art Impressions Tropical Christmas set. I applied the adhesive to the bells, let it dry and then burnished the DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • SILVER STARS  onto the images.

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The DECO FOIL™ ADHESIVE PEN makes adding foil quick and easy to any of your stamped images. Try this technique on your next stamped project.

Thanks for stopping by!

Shemaine

MFT Sketch Challenge 303

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Hello friends. I hope you have enjoyed your weekend so far. I found some time to create for this week's My Favorite Things




Here's this week's sketch



I got my fabulous box of goodies this week from My Favorite Things so I inked up the Beast Friends set to create my take on this week's sketch.


MFT Supplies: Stamps: Beast Friends Dies: Snowcapped Mountains Stencil:Snowfall


MFT posts a new sketch challenge each week on Wednesdays here.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Halloween themed project shares

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hello friends! I spent most of the summer creating for Anna Griffin's October HSN show.  I must confess, it's pretty hard to wait to share my creations with you until the shows air. 

Anna always out does herself with her designs. I get the boxes and open them up with anticipation every single time! 

Since Halloween is just around the corner, today seems like the perfect time to share a few fun cards I created with Anna's 3D Stickers and Rosettes.

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I use Therm-O-Web 3D foam squares to attach the rosettes and stickers to my card bases. They add great dimension and stick really well over other textures like the glitter die cut I used.


The smaller foam squares that come in the multi pack were perfect for mounting the pumpkin die to my card base,


 Anna's stickers are so fun to create with and make it easy to create fun cards like these quickly.

Check out more of Anna's products available at HSN.

I hope you have a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween!

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Fun Halloween cards

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Hello there!  Today I'm whipping up a few fun foiled Halloween cards with Therm-O-Webs ICRAFT® EASY CUT ADHESIVE™ SHEETS • LG and DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS.


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Therm-O-Web Supplies: ICRAFT EASY CUT ADHESIVE™ SHEETS • LG DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS
3D WHITE FOAM SQUARES • COMBO PACK
MEMORY TAPE RUNNER XL™
Other Supplies: Anna Griffin Halloween Papers, Stickers, Owl and Spiderweb Die Twine: Orange and Brown



Project Instructions: Using the Easy-Cut Adhesive, I layer it over white cardstock and cut the die using my Cuttlebug.  Next I cut a piece of the DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS in black to cover my die.

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I love using the Cuttlebug to apply the DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS. to the ICRAFT EASY CUT ADHESIVE™ SHEETS because it applies so evenly and brings out the detail in the dies.  

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To finish off the card, I used some twine and a few die cuts backed with 3D WHITE FOAM SQUARES. For the second card, I used the same technique with the Anna Griffin owl die and you can see the detail in the owl after the  DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS in Amber Watercolor have been applied.

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Scare up some of your own Deco foiled Halloween cards and share them with us on our Facebook page. Have a great day!

Shemaine

 
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