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Card Making: Spellbinders Embossed Window Cards

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Today I made a couple of window cards for Easter. both cards are embossed window cards. Below are a list of supplies that I used for the cards.

For the first card I used the following supplies that are available at Cut at Home.
Crafts Too Embossing Folder, Invitation – SKU: CTFD3052
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals – SKU: S4-425
Magnolia Rubber Stamps, Exclusive Easter Egg – SKU: 102005-1
Supplies used from my stash, Hazel and Ruby Scalloped Away Decorative tape, Ribbon, Gems, Bazzill card stock, Smooch paint and TPC Studio Sunny Bunny clear stamps.
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I started with a 5″ x 7″ card base that I made, then I did the cutting and embossing, I am sure there is more than one way to accomplish this, I shared mine in the video below.

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After I got my pieces cut and embossed I assembled my card, I stamped the center and embossed it with clear embossing powder and a heat gun, then I colored in highlights with smooch paint. Then I stamped the sentiment and fussy cut it. I finished with adding the decorative tape, ribbon and gems.
Here is the finished card:
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I was really happy with the finished result. I also decided to make a second card, this card is much simpler and took considerably less time. Here is a list of the Cut at Home products that I used:
Darice Embossing Folder, Easter Bunny – SKU: 1218-43
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals, Small – SKU: S4-113
Echo Park Mini Theme 12 x 12 paper, Hippity Hoppity – SKU: 1218-43
I also used a few things from my stash, I used the scalloped tape again, I also used Queen & Co Pearls and CoreDinations Box of Chocolates card stock.

For this card I embossed the CoreDinations card stock and sanded it with a sanding block, I also cut an additional piece of that card stock 1/4 inch larger and framed the embossed rabbit. For this card I cut out the scalloped window after I embossed the paper and sanded it, it came out fine. I cut a 5″ x 7″ piece of patterned paper from the Echo Park collection, I also cut out a smaller scallop in the patterned paper, I assembled the card, I use a sticker from the collection for inside the scallop and the Easter banner on the top of the card. I added the scalloped tape, ribbon and pearls.
Here is that finished card:
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This card was a quick and easy card to make, but it looks nice and has a lot of interest.
Now I have a start on my cards for Easter, I hope that you enjoyed my projects!
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Until next time, Thanks and Happy Scrapin!
Polly
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Valentine Cupcake Box

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Today I want to show you a super–easy Valentine cupcake box featuring a Sizzix die designed by Eileen Hull.  The die makes a 3-1/4” square box – perfect for a single cupcake.  The box is also so versatile that you can dress it up and make a beautiful gift box (watch for this on a future post – this die is a new fave!).

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The Sizzix die is specially designed to cut through most chipboard and mat boards, etc.  I started with a standard weight poster board, and cut two pieces (each has three panels and two tabs, one at either end). I used my Sizzix Big Kick to cut the boxes (this is one of the longer, thick dies — a ScoreBoards XL –  so will cut best on the Sizzix machines).  The die scores as it cuts, so there is no need for any additional steps there.  You are ready to fold and assemble the box straight from the die-cutting machine.  I also tried cutting boxes from black board (a little thinner than standard poster board), and from 40 pt. chipboard (about twice as thick as my poster board).  All were successful.

To assemble the box, I folded the panels and the tabs along the score lines.  I added ½” Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal to the two tabs at the ends of one of the panels, and just one of the tabs on the other panel (the other tab is the top flap of the box providing the opening).  I removed the Scor-Tape liner from the panel that had only the one piece of Scor-Tape,  and then placed that tab in the center of the other box panel.  It is important to take your time for this step, making sure to get the tab and the panel lined up properly (the Scor-Tape sticks pretty hard and won’t easily adjust if your alignment isn’t correct).  Then remove the liner from one of the two remaining tabs.  Fold the panel up along side it, carefully trying to line up the box side and the tab.  Repeat for the other side.  That’s it . . . the box is assembled.  Please see the short video for additional instructions on this process.

Now it’s time to cover the box with the patterned paper.  I cut six panels, 3-1/4” square.  Carefully adhere these to each side of the box with 1/4” Scor-Tape.  By adding the paper this way, you can control the overall appearance of the box, making sure that directional patterns, etc. are all going in the right way.  You can also isolate certain parts of your paper to feature on the box.  The alternative to doing it this way is to cover the chipboard before you cut the box.  If you do it that way, you’ll need to think through how the patterned paper needs to be placed in order to achieve a good finished appearance.  The overall appearance of the box is pretty much the same regardless of your method for attaching the patterned paper.

I didn’t line my boxes or the box flap because I felt that they were okay as they were.  You could, of course, choose to line the inside too.  It would be easier to line the box before assembly if you choose to do that.

The little heart tag is cut from a Magnolia Doohickey die.  I glued the reinforcement in place, and stamped the sentiment with black onyx Versafine ink.  I attached a hanger made from bakers twine or burlap twine.

Following are individual pictures of the boxes and information on the box material, patterned paper and ribbon, etc.

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Black board; “Head over Heels” by Bo Bunny; Offray 5/8” white sheer ribbon

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40 pt. chipboard;  “Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup” by Jillibean Soup; pink and red May Arts burlap string

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White poster board; “Love Potion Stripe” by Reminisce; Candy Hearts ribbon by Celebrate It

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40 pt. chipboard;  paper from “Love Notes” 12×12 paper pad by Martha Stewart; pink and red May Arts burlap string

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White poster board; paper from the dollar bin at Target; yellow, blue and pink solid Divine Twine

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White poster board; “Tiny Red Hearts” by The Paper Studio; pink sorbet bakers twine by The Twinery

 

Supply List:

Sizzix/Eileen Hull die – box, square (658058)

Die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Kick

Chipboard, poster board, mat board, etc. (I used 40 pt. chipboard, white poster board and black board)

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal – I used ½” and ¼”

Assorted patterned papers – the papers I used are described above

Heart tag die – I used Heart Tag by Magnolia Doohickey

Ink – I used onyx black Versafine

Valentine sentiment – I used the “Lots of Love” stamp set by Avery Elle

Assorted ribbon, baker’s twine, burlap twine, etc. – what I used is described above

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

Valentines featuring Doilies and Sweet Sentiments by Graphic 45

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Today I want to share some Valentines featuring doilies and Sweet Sentiments papers by Graphic 45.  I’ve mentioned on previous posts that I like to use doilies with my cards, especially Valentines.  When I saw the beautiful Sweet Sentiments papers, I knew that the two were made for each other.  The paper is so pretty, and the colors are so delicate and distinctive.  There are just so many possibilities!

I used the 8×8 Sweet Sentiments paper pad for my cards (it is also available in 12×12).  As usual, Graphic 45 provides many unique/beautiful elements that can be used to enhance cards.  The cards that you see below feature only parts of two sheets in the paper pad — “Sweet Sentiments” and “Be My Valentine”.    Some of the patterned paper that I used on the cards is from the Sweet Sentiments collection, and the rest is from other Valentine paper collections.

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All of my cards are A-2 sized (4.25″ x 5.5″).  I began by selecting two sheets of the Sweet Sentiments that I thought would make the best Valentines.  Those two sheets are “Sweet Sentiments” and “Be My Valentine”.  “Be My Valentine” is a page with journaling cards, sayings, etc. so it is very easy to cut apart, and almost everything on the page can be used in some way on a card.  The “Sweet Sentiments” sheet is more of an overall design, so it is necessary to fussy-cut the images you want for your Valentines.  I cut carefully, trying to preserve borders, etc. as those elements can still be used for a card or something in the future.

Once all of my elements were cut, I picked my six favorites to use on the cards.  I looked for coordinating patterned papers to go with each element (several came from Sweet Sentiments, the rest are from other Valentine paper pads).  The patterned paper is cut 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  I selected a background layer for each from a coordinating solid color.   The background layer is cut 4.25″ x 5.5″.  I embossed each of the background layers with an all-over embossing folder, a flourish-pattern by Sizzix.  I also selected an appropriate doily for each Valentine.  Because I wanted the focus to remain on the Sweet Sentiments elements, I tried to select doilies that were more simple and would complement the images.

There are so many different kinds of doilies available.  There are large and small, frilly and simple, round, oval, square and heart-shaped, etc. – and that only takes into account the pre-made doilies that you can purchase.  When you look to the world of papercrafting, there are many more ways to incorporate doilies into a project.  Most of the die companies sell dies that they call “doilies” — and almost every one offers round or heart-shaped doilies.  The beauty of dies is that you can select any color or patterned paper to use for a doily, so there is much more selection than there would be with pre-made doilies that are generally available only in a few colors (primarily white and ivory).  There are also embossing folders that emboss a doily pattern onto paper.  Doily stencils and doily rubber stamps can also be used in a number of ways to add the look of a doily to a project.  There are just so many fun choices.  Please see the short video for some of my favorites (pictures and detailed information are included at the end of this blog post).

Now that the paper and doily selection is complete, it is time to assemble the cards.   I worked on each card separately, matching ribbon and embellishments as appropriate to the finished project.  I used Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal to assemble the layers and to attach the embellishments.  Where appropriate, I added a dimensional adhesive (low or normal) to “pop” the Sweet Sentiments cut-out (or a part of it).   It is really such an easy project . . . and the end result is beautiful Valentines.

Note that if your style is more of the  multi-layer cut-out cards, etc. the Sweet Sentiments paper will work for you too.  The collection contains three sheets of each paper, so there is more than enough to allow for layering, etc.

Another great part of the Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments collection is that when you finish your Valentines, you don’t have to put the paper away for use next year.  The collection also includes beautiful elements for Easter cards.  How fun!

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Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments” paper pad - I used the 8×8 pad

Assorted doilies

Cardstock – coordinating solids and a few patterns

Embellishments - assorted rhinestones, glitter and ribbons, etc.

Embossing folder – I used an all-over flourish pattern by Sizzix from the “Floral Flourishes and Vines” set

Die cutting machine – I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur

SpellbindersLace Hearts” die

Adhesives – Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal and dimensional adhesive (low and normal)

 

For those interested in the doilies on the video, following are photographs and product names, etc. –

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These heart-shaped doilies are from the “Lace Hearts” dies by Spellbinders.  (I used the plain versions on the Graphic 45 cards.)   They are approximately 3,5″ high, 3.75″ wide.

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These doilies are from the SpellbindersDelicate Doilies” set.  They are approximately 4″, 2″ and 1.75″.

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These are the mini doilies from My Favorite Things (Die-namics Mini-Doily Circles).  They are approximately 1.75″.

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These are the Lifestyle Crafts (Quickutz) doilies.  The heart is called simply “Heart Doily” and is approximately 3.5″ high and 4″ wide.  The circle is called “Antique Doily” and is approximately 3.75″.

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These are the X-Cut or Docrafts doilies.  The circle is called “Vintage Notes – Doily” and is approximately 4.5″.  The heart is called “Vintage Notes – Filigree Heart” and is approximately 4.5″ (tall and wide).

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This is the Magnolia doily.  It is called ”Tilda Doily“, and it is approximately 5.5″.

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The full embossing folder is Lifestyle Crafts (Quickutz).  It is A2 sized, and is from the ”Doily” set.  The border or edging is a Sizzix embossing folder, and probably best fits an A6 card.  It is called “Scallop Heart Doily (3-pc. set)”.

The two stamp sets in the video are:  “Doilies” by Martha Stewart Crafts and CSS-107 by Little Yellow Bicycle.

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

 

Magnolia CHA 2014 Booth!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

For those of you who are Tilda and Edwin fans, you will go nuts over what I have to show you in the Magnolia CHA 2014 booth! Their designers are incredible with making elaborately elegant creations with the simply cute designs of Tilda and Edwin. I am in awe! The images will be available for order on our website as soon as we get the okay to make them available, so keep an eye out!

I will just let the video speak for itself and I hope that you will forgive me for a few spots where I was slightly out of focus. My apologies.

Thanks for watching! I hope you enjoyed what you saw on display. There was more, but I just didn’t have the time to show you everything, as much as I would have liked to.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!
Carrie

Gift Tag Holiday Banners

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Today I want to share a couple of gift tag holiday banners.  There are so many fun gift tag dies on the market right now, and banners are still very popular.  It seemed a logical choice to put the two together to create a quick and simple Christmas decoration.

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For the “Merry & Bright” banner, I used the “Tilda TagMagnolia DooHickey die.  What a fun tag!  I love the little distress edging, and the topper that goes with this tag.  It is perfect to showcase in a banner.  I began by cutting 12 tags and toppers from white cardstock.  I edged each of the tags and toppers with Memento Lady Bug ink (using a Darice craft marshmallow).

I used a set of Memory Box dies (Parker) to cut the letters and symbol needed for my holiday sentiment.  Attaching the letters to the tags can be somewhat tricky because of all of the small parts.  I found it easiest to use a product called “Sticky Dots” by Therm-O-Web.  Sticky Dots comes as a small sheet of adhesive.  To use this product, you lift a liner sheet to place the small pieces face up on the adhesive, and then replace the liner and rub over the images to be adhered.  You then pull back the liner, and remove the “sticky” images.  This product works great any time that you have small pieces to be adhered (or, for example, if you have an intricate die cut design).

To finish, I placed a letter on each tag.  I decorated the tag with a couple of candy canes cut from May Arts candy cane satin cut-outs (adhered with Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal).  I added a green nailhead where the candy canes intersected.  I used 1/8″ red and white satin ribbon to string the tags.  This sentiment works best as one long banner – I separated it into two only for purposes of the photograph.

For the second banner, I used the Christmas Label die by Nellie ‘s Choice.  This is a two-piece tag, and I love the finished look of attaching the two pieces with dimensional adhesive.  These tags were cut from ivory cardstock and each piece was edged with Memento Pistachio ink before attaching them with the dimensional adhesive

This banner is finished pretty much in the same way as the “Merry & Bright” banner.  For this one, I used the Memory Box typewriter alphabet to cut the letters from a sheet of red velvet specialty paper.  The flowers I attached to each tag were also made of red velvet.

Tag banners are such a quick and easy holiday project.  They are also perfect as a family project.

 

Supply List:

Tilda Tag die by Magnolia Doohickeys

Christmas Star tag die by Nellie Snellen

Memory Box alphabet dies – Parker and Typewriter

Memento ink – Lady Bug and Pistachio

Darice craft marshmallow

May Arts satin cutouts ribbon – candy cane

Small green nailheads

Red velvet flowers (the brand I used was Offray)

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal

Dimensional adhesive

Sticky Dots by Therm-O-Web

1/8” ribbon to string the banners – red, white and ivory

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

Magnolia Card Ideas!

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

I hit the jackpot in Vegas when I walked into the Magnolia booth at CHA and saw all of these Magnolia card ideas! Holy smoke, there were so many beautiful cards that I seriously could hear the ding, ding, ding of  slot machines going off! Oh, well maybe my ears were still ringing from the unavoidable noisy walk through the hotel casino on my way to the convention center.

The cards are beautifully detailed and with all of the different stamps that were used, it was almost like a story board telling the adventures of Tilda and Edwin.  There was no way I could take pictures of all the cards to show you, so I just did a video to try and show you as many as possible! I really tried to keep it short and sweet for you, but it is well worth viewing if you want ideas on how these stamps can be used.

If you are not familiar with Tilda and Edwin, here are examples showing them from the Magnolia Gallery. Too cute!

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Magnolia is home of the Magnolia stamps and DooHickeys Dies! New Release Magnolia Stamps are reminiscent of the Precious Moments or Holly Hobby ceramic figures. Featuring Tilda and Edwin, these darling stamps are trimmed and backed with EZMount. Just attach the stamp to your acrylic or wooden block and you are ready to stamp. Tilda and Edwin are approximately 3 – 3 1/2″ inches tall. The sitting images are smaller. DooHickeys Dies coordinate with the stamps are will stand alone.

Nestabilities make perfect background shapes for Tilda and Edwin. They can can sit on the rim perfectly. Then you may add ribbons or other embellishments such as flowers,etc. to bring out more dimension in your cards! Be sure to visit the Magnolia stamps blog HERE OR Magnolia stamps gallery HERE to get more ideas on how to use tilda and edwin on your cards. Magnolia stamps card making is definitely addicting. Once you fall in love with these there is no turning back! It is contagious and as some say MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS

I hope you will join me for a stroll through the Magnolia booth at  Summer CHA 2013!

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!

Carrie

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