9.18.2014

Cozy Christmas with Elena!

Hi there! It's Elena, back again for a closer look at the new Cozy Christmas dies and what you can do using them.

cozy christmas


I think this Santa is so cute, and it's extra nice not having to cut out those arms!  I stamped, colored and die-cut Santa and his extra arms, and wanted to have him perch over the sentiment banner (from the new Tags a Lot die set.)

but he was too short.

womp, womp.

cozy christmas


Here's what I did: I cut him in half. Complicated, right? ha.

Having sliced Santa above his belt, I was able to take my scissors and cut around his beard a bit, so that when I put the card together, his beard could overhand onto the sentiment banner.

cozy christmas


Once I had everything stamped out (including the sentiment from Believe in Magic,) I adhered the focal rectangle to a starry clear card base. I think this is my first-ever acetate card base. Pretty nifty.

A length of candy-cane twine and some pretty sequins finished it off. That was that!  I hope you like what I made for you today,

♥.

9.17.2014

Elena showing off Tags a Lot!

Hi! Elena here, to show off the brand new Tags a Lot Creative Cuts die set. I went bananas when I first saw this tag set. If you're thinking who needs another tag set - the answer is you do. this one. The oversized tag is making my life.

tags a lot


Who needs holiday cards when the tag is card-sized? Fantastic.

I combined the following sets for my tag:  toy shop, cozy christmas, and carnival toppers.

tags a lot


You can't be sad when you're holding a holiday treat is my new fave. I did some selective inking to achieve this sentiment.

tags a lot


I stamped the toy shop directly onto the tag, masking it and the tag's edges to be able to sponge on the rich, red ink.  I like the pop of white around the outside of the tag!  I also created a bit of a bokeh effect by splattering water onto the tag. The red distress ink reacted with the water and gave this great effect.

I hope you like it!  I'll be back tomorrow with a Cozy Christmas card.

♥.

9.16.2014

Winter Wonderland with Nichol!

Hello everyone!
I'm back today with another first look at some brand new Mama Elephant Creative Cuts dies, Winter Wonderland. Winter Wonderland is one of my most favorite Mama Elephant stamp sets and I'm beyond thrilled that they have released the coordinating dies for the two cute deer and antlers in the set!
One of my favorite things about this stamp set (and now the dies) is that depending on the greeting you use, it doesn't have to be a holiday-themed card! You could just as easily create a woodland-themed card or mix and match the elements with other stamp sets for a one-of-a-kind design. Those birch trees go with almost anything!

For my card today, I created a Christmas card using one of my favorite color combinations for the holiday season, white on white with silver (or gray).

WinterWonderland_NicholMagouirk1

To create the snowy forest scene, I first die cut the large A2 size stitched rectangle Peek A Frame Creative Cuts die from smooth white cardstock. Then using a couple of shades of gray ink and utilizing both first and second generation stamping, I created a "forest" of trees. The second generation of stamping gives the illusion of depth which is an especially nice effect when stamping trees.
I die cut another A2 stitched rectangle from vellum using the Peek A Frame Creative Cuts die and secured it over the stamped trees. I stamped the greeting and small circle "snowflakes" from Winter Wonderland on the vellum using Versasmark Ink, adding silver embossing powder to the greeting and white embossing powder to the "snowflakes" before heat setting.

I die cut a couple of "snow drifts" using the Landscape Trio Creative Cuts dies and layered them over the bottom portion of the card using foam adhesive under each layer. Ribbon wrapped around the top snow drift layer adds a subtle bit of dimensional embellishment to the card.
I stamped both deer from Winter Wonderland with a dark gray ink and die cut them using the coordinating Winter Wonderland Creative Cuts dies. Then I tucked the deer "into" the snow drifts.
I finished the card with a scattering of clear white and silver sequins.

WinterWonderland_NicholMagouirk2

See this card from start to finish below or watch HERE on youtube:


 Thanks for stopping by today!

9.15.2014

Peek a Frame with Ashley!

Hi! Ashley here today sharing a card with the new Peek a Frame dies! I love layering and these dies are the perfect set to do just that!


I created my card with the three largest dies from the set. You'll notice in the smallest die, that I cut two pieces of cardstock and then used the Landscape Trio to create a sweet landscape. All the stitching is so trendy and matches perfectly!


Next, I stamped, die cut and colored the sheep from Carnival Cupcakes and added a sentiment with the die cut banner from Sweet Havana.


I love the unique details in the frames included in Peek a Frame and how it works so effortlessly with all the other ME dies and stamps! 

Peek a Frames with Pamela!

ALL NEW PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW IN THE STORE AS WELL AS MANY OF OUR RETAIL PARTNERS!

*******************

Hello there! This is Pamela here with a project using Peek a Frame creative cuts that are released today! I used the smaller stitched frame die as well as the window die in my project today. I first die cut a window frame. You may have noticed that you can die cut 6 windows at a time. After cutting the complete cut, I went back and trimmed 2 windows for 4 windows.

 DS - Peek a Frames 2

I drew some guidelines onto my stitched die cut and masked off little squares for my window. For the first window, I stamped the bunny from Carnival Cupcakes. I then masked off the bunny and blended a blue onto the cardstock for my background.

  DS - Peek a Frames 3

Repeating those same steps, I did the same for the lion, bear and sheep for the rest of the 3 squares.
  DS - Peek a Frames 4

Here is the complete card finished off with a sentiment from We Click.

  DS - Peek a Frames 1

Thank you for stopping by!