Welcome Easter – Background Technique with Acrylic Block

Welcome Easter – Background Technique with Acrylic Block

Hi Everyone! On my team’s Facebook Group yesterday, I did a Facebook Live on 2 background techniques. This is one of them! It it sooo super easy. All you need is your acrylic blocks and ink pads!

Here I used Acrylic Block Size B to stamp 4 different colors. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy! Then if so desired ( and I desired LOL) your can add other images on top of the background blocks. I love this cute bunny from Welcome Easter stamp set.

General Instructions for this technique:

  • Choose your block size – B used in this project
  • Ink the block just like  you would with a stamp
  • Stamp unto card stock.
  • That’s it!

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Scrap Strip Technique using Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Paper

Scrap Strip Technique using Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Paper

Hi Everyone! Today I have a fun and easy technique that helps use up scrap strips of designer paper. It’s the (big wink) Scrap Strips Technique LOL!

It couldn’t be easier. Glue strips of designer paper side by side. Pick an image to die cut and have at it!

I like starting with a 6″ x 6″ piece of Whisper White cardstock (not thick whisper white). 6″ wide because that the max. width of my die cutting machine. If you have lots of 12″ long scraps – you could make a 6×12.

General Steps:

  1.  Cut strips of scrap designer paper into 1/4″ x 6″ or 1/2″ x6″ OR whatever size you wish! 1/2″ shown above. AND feel free to mix and match the widths!
  2. Arrange the strips in a pattern you like.
  3. Glue using Multipurpose glue.
  4. Die cut an amazing, one of a kind embellishment or layer!

To make this project.

  •  Die cut Scrap Strip using Stitched so Sweetly.
  • Stamp sentiment with VersaMark, add Gold Embossing Powder and heat set. Die cut.
  • Add sentiment using a glue dot.
  • Fold bag flap.
  • Tie ribbon and add Scrap Strip embellishment using dimensionals.

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Striped Treat Bags Going for Gold Alternative Projects from Facebook Live

Striped Treat Bags Going for Gold Alternative Projects from Facebook Live

Hi Everyone! Here are the projects from last night’s Facebook LIVE!

CLICK HERE to see the replay to learn how to make these projects.

Above:
Whisper White Insert:4-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
Fold bag and tie ribbon around to secure. Add embellishments to outside. Round corners, stamp and add tab to insert.

Measurements:
Stitched Rectangle 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″
Gold Glimmer 2-3/4″ x 4-/8″

A fun idea! Add bag to inside of card!

 

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Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper Spinner Card

Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper Spinner Card

Hi Everyone! It’s a butterfly spinner card! This is the last week to get Sale-A-Bration’s Botanical Butterflies Designer Paper. It’s FREE with a $50 purchase.

What’s great about this paper is some of sheets line up with the Butterfly Duet Punch perfectly. Or you could fuzzy cut the butterflies and still make this card!

You could replicate this project after Sale-a-Bration ends with the Butterfly Gala Bundle (stamp set and punch) and other Designer Paper of your choice 🙂

What makes it a spinner card is layering mirror images in-between thread or in this case, fishing line! And then prior to closing the card you twist and twist and twist the image and close. When opened, the butterfly spins and twirls!

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock (CS): 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; scraps for die cutting.
  •  Basic Black CS: 4″ x 5-1/4′; 8-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ scored at 2-1/2″, 4-1/4′ & 6″; scraps for die cutting
  •  Botanical Butterflies DSP: for front – (2) 1-7/8′ x  3-1/2″, 3/4″ x 3-3/4″  &1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″. inside (2) 5″ x 2-1/4″
  •  Gorgeous Grape CS: scrap for die cutting.

General Instructions:

  •  Punch or cut out 2 butterfly images. Set aside.
  •  With Oval Framelits Die, die cut oval in the center of the inside basic black CS layer. Use center score line as guid.
  •  Fan fold black CS as shown.
  •  Use glue dots and snail adhesive to sandwich butterflies in-between the thread or fishing line.
  •  On the BACK SIDE of the oval opening, tape the thread/line using scotch tape. Make sure line is taunt when you tape down.
  •  Add designer paper to side panels.
  •  Adhere to the inside of the card base. The sides will be about 1/2″ from the sides. Stage before gluing down, making sure the opening looks the way you want.
  •  Add layers to the front of the card.
  •  Stamp sentient and add layers. Add to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals foam dots.

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Beauty Abounds Pop-Up Card

Beauty Abounds Pop-Up Card

 

Hi Everyone! Today I have a WOW card that actually pretty easy to make! It features the Beauty Abounds Bundle. SO PRETTY and if you love spring and/or butterflies like me, this may have your name all over it!

There is still time to get County Florals Dynamic Embossing Folder for FREE during Sale-a-Bration. It will be available for purchase later in June but you can get it for FREE now if you choose it (Level 1 Free with $50 purchase).

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White Cardstock : 4-1/4″ x 11″ for card base; scrap for punching
  • 1/4 sheet of both Night of Navy and Balmy Blue card stock for die cutting.
  •  Balmy Blue Cardstock 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 5-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
  •  Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper 5-1/4″ x 2″
  • Vellum 1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Score at 1/2″, 2-1/2″, 3″ & 5″

General Instructions:

  •  Die cut butterflies. Outer layer in Night of Navy. Inner layer in Balmy Blue.
  •  Adhere layers together using Multipurpose Glue. TIP: add glue to silicon sheet and use sponge to dab glue on back of layer.
  •  Cut some of the butterflies off as shown. Set aside.
  •  Emboss cardstock and add all layers to the front of the cards.
  •  Stamp inside of card.
  •  Score, fold and glue end of vellum to make a rectangle. This is the pop-up mechanism.
  •  Glue vellum to the inside fold. Glue bottom (short end) to bottom of card and glue long side to back.
  •  Adhere butterfly to vellum using glue dots. Tip! Make sure when card is closed the inside butterfly does not show.

(updated from original post to include pop-up vellum element.)

 

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10 Ways to Emboss Like a Boss! Facebook Live Recording

10 Ways to Emboss Like a Boss! Facebook Live Recording

Hi Everyone! Here’s my Facebook LIVE Class on how to Emboss Like A Boss! In about 30 minutes see 10 ways to use your embossing folders!

Some of the ways may be refreshers and some may be OH that’s how they did that! moments! Skip ahead on those items you may already know but I tried to sprinkle some tips and such along the way.

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You can see the products used below the video. ENJOY the class!

Main Items I used in today’s class: 


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