Wednesday, February 14, 2018

An easy make for those who LOVE to color



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Do you love to color? If so, this is the card for you! Keep reading to find out how to make this cute card using products from Sizzix and Katelyn Lizardi. Great for Valentine's Day or any other day!

Supplies

  • Cardstock: light green white
  • Double-sided patterned paper
  • Alcohol ink markers
  • Scrapbook adhesives by 3L: EZ runner, 3D Foam Squares
  • Big Shot Plus
  • Extended Magnetic Platform
  • Extended Cutting Pad
  • Just for You Sendables Coloring Book by Katelyn Lizardi
  • Sizzix Thinlits Hello Friend Gatefold card set
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    When I was a kid I loved to color. I still remember how excited I would be to have $2.50 so I could go buy a coloring book and box of 64 crayons (with a built-in sharpener!!). So when I received the new Just for You Sendables Coloring Book by Katelyn Lizardi,  it was like being a kid all over again. Plus, by combining this with the new Sizzix Thinlits Hello Friend Gatefold card set, I was able to create something I could use to brighten someone else's day as well.

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    To create this card, begin by selecting your desired image and coloring medium. I chose to use the "Love You Lots" design shown above and color it using alcohol markers. Once finished, cut out along the marker border.

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    For the card base I used the Hello Friend Gatefold card set and used the usual Sizzix sandwich of  Extended Magnetic Platform, a Extended Cutting Pad,  patterned paper, desired die (cutting side down), and, finally, the second Extended Cutting Pad. Note, when placing the paper onto your extended magnetic platform, place the pattern that you want to show on the card outside (hello pattern) face-down.

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    The Hello Friend Gatefold die not only die-cuts your card but also scores it, so once you die-cut the design, simply fold the side panels inward. In addition to the card base you will also die-cut the inside panel (green) using the included die. This will give you the three pieces shown above.

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    Now, simply adhere the green panel to the inside of the card and attach the colored image to the card front. When attaching the image you will want to adhere it to one side panel only so that the card can be opened and closed. I like to use 3D Foam Squares for added interest.

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    Another thing to note is that if coloring your image with markers, as I did, you may have ink showing through on the back of the panel.

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    It is simple to remedy this situation by cutting a piece of cardstock the same size as the exposed area and adhering it to the back of the panel to cover the ink.

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    And there you have! Quick and easy with the help of these great Sizzix products!






     




    *This post may contain linked products which are affiliate links. These links help support my crafty habit as I do receive a small fee for purchases made through those links and appreciate your support. While I carefully choose which products appear in my posts and only use products I believe are top-of-the-line, linked products used may have been received free of charge for use on my blog.

    Sunday, January 28, 2018

    Create it Simply Sketchy Sunday

    Time once again for a Sunday sketch! This week's sketch from CPS 50, February 2008.



    Two cards I created for that week are featured below.  Both cards used felt, Clearsnap ink and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L-- products I'm still using 10 years later!!

    This card featured a pattern stamp over patterned paper. Embellishments included a felt flower, heart brad, printed twill, pearls and Magic Mesh. Who remembers Magic Mesh?? I think I owned it in every color!!


    This version featured patterned paper and tag from Cosmo Cricket. One of my favorite paper companies!


    That's it for this week's sketch, be sure and share your take on it through the social media sites below or leave me a comment! 


     




    *This post may contain linked products which are affiliate links. These links help support my crafty habit as I do receive a small fee for purchases made through those links and appreciate your support. While I carefully choose which products appear in my posts and only use products I believe are top-of-the-line, linked products used may have been received free of charge for use on my blog.

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Throwback Thursday with Tim Holtz Mixed Media dies

    It's Throwback Thursday and today I have one of my all time favorite Sizzix dies to share. Mixed Media by Tim Holtz. I have used this 4-piece die set for 3 years now and still use it constantly. 

    I also get super excited when I see a new addition to the lineup. ;)

    It's great for layering as well as clean and simple designs. Trust me, if this die set (or one of the other Mixed Media sets) isn't in your stash, it should be!!

    Here are some cards I have created with it:



    Paired with Fresh Brewed,  Handwritten Love  and  1" Tall Alphanumeric 

    Paired with Primitive Stars


    Paired with 1" Tall Alphanumeric and  Hydrangeas

    Paired with Thinlits Vintage Tidings

    Paired with Paper Snowflakes



    Thanks for stopping by!!



     




    *This post may contain linked products which are affiliate links. These links help support my crafty habit as I do receive a small fee for purchases made through those links and appreciate your support. While I carefully choose which products appear in my posts and only use products I believe are top-of-the-line, linked products used may have been received free of charge for use on my blog.

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    Pin Purchase Plan!

    I've considered getting a planner for several years now. But honestly, "planning" is not my thing. I sort of take things one day (minute) at a time. If I ever make "plans" then they get changed and I am disappointed. So, everyone who knows me knows...I don't plan. I really don't set goals either. I just take each day as it comes and try to be content with that moment. 

    So, I guess I have a book to write ideas, grocery lists and notes! Maybe a schedule here and there.

    It all started out when I was looking on Amazon for rings to go with this new die:

    Sizzix Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die - Book Binding




    Well, then I saw The Big Happy Planner

    Foils.
    Watercolor.
    Stickers.
    Stamps.
    Pretty pens.

    Uh. Oh.

    Then I went to Pinterest and starting pinning planner ideas and printables...



    It all went down hill from there...




    But, I am kind of excited of the idea of having all of my notes and ideas and such in one place! 

    One. Cute. Place.

    One. Shiny. Colorful Place.


    As you can tell, I'm new to the planner world.
    Are you a planner? Leave me a comment and tell me about yours!




     




    *This post may contain linked products which are affiliate links. These links help support my crafty habit as I do receive a small fee for purchases made through those links and appreciate your support. While I carefully choose which products appear in my posts and only use products I believe are top-of-the-line, linked products used may have been received free of charge for use on my blog.