Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A sweet card featuring Stephanie Barnard and Sizzix


Hi all! SO much going on around here lately that I seem to have gotten somewhat sidetrack. Some recent events have been awesome, some not so much. If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know that I recently acquired an extra room which has become a guest/craft room. I'm super excited about it because now my space is more convenient and I will be able to do MUCH more crafting! In between some unexpected chaos I've managed to create several Sizzix projects this last week and have one of those to share today. 




The die I used for this card is one of the new releases from Stephanie Barnard and Sizzix. This die is called Cupcake Fold-its. I love working with Stephanie's lines because they always make cute cards that are super simple. This one is no exception.


To begin you will want to take a piece of cardstock and fold it in half.


Next you will place the die onto your card positioning it so that there is a slight overhang where instructed. I love using my Extended Magnetic Platform for this because it keeps the die positioned right where I want it.




You'll notice on the die it is marked "place fold here" to create a top or side fold card. That is where the die will overhang the fold.




Once you have the base, simply die-cut the desired embellishment layers. I chose to use a patterned paper that looked like sprinkles along with the cupcake wrapper and cherry.


For the cupcake wrapper I pulled out my paper crimper and used it to add the look of an actual wrapper.

I layered it all on to the card base and that was it!


How fun is that!?

For more ideas, you can also watch this video on YouTube with ideas from Stephanie herself!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tami





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Monday, April 10, 2017

Adding Clean and Simple Interest with Tim Holtz Shape Strips from Sizzix




Today I have another new card to share that can be made in minutes. Even though I like to make cards that are quick and easy I also like to have small details that add interest. 

One of the things I used to add a little extra detail here was the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 10PK - Shape Strips by Tim Holtz. I love the variety in this set for borders, backgrounds and accents. I also like the fact that they come in both vertical and horizontal orientation. 



One huge plus is how these dies can leave an intricate design without having to adhere a bunch of small pieces. Obviously, you could save each small piece and do that. But to me the easiest way is to die-cut the strips from the panel leaving the negative image and then add a contrasting paper behind it. Notice in the close-up below how I did that. I created a card base (turquoise). I cut a panel slightly smaller than the card front from pink cardstock and attached it to the card front. Then, I cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than the pink panel. I die-cut the simple heart strip from the panel and adhered it to the card front. When you first look you might think I glued each heart to the card front in a perfect line...yeah...not much chance of me getting anything that neat! Once that was finished I added the sentiment using 3D Foam Squares and embellished with rhinestones and bakers twine. Lots of detail but not lots of work! 








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Friday, March 31, 2017

A quick hello with the help of Sizzix and Stephanie Barnard

If you follow Stephanie Barnard you know she is famous for quick and easy cards that can be made in minutes. Today, I created a card to share that is true Stephanie style!


If you follow the Sizzix blog, you probably saw this card I made using Word Circles #2 Thinlits, Square Stand-Ups and Star Flip-its--all Stephanie Barnard dies.


As I was looking through my dies trying to decide what to make I came across the  Word Circles #2   die set. I hate to use dies for just one project and set them aside so I decided it was time to get a little more use from this set.

Notice how the set has a variety of circle sentiments as well as matching sized circles. That makes for super easy cards and projects!!






Simply grab a few pieces of coordinating patterned paper and cardstock along with the die set.



Layer the sentiment die along with the coordinating circle.

Die-cut 5 circles of the same size from coordinating patterned papers.

Finally cut a strip of cardstock slightly wider that the circles and adhere it all to your card front.


Embellish as desired and there you have it! 




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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Simple Coloring and My Cup of Candy



Back today with a super simple card using the new Sizzix Flower Garden Framelits dies and Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden stamps. I have to admit when I first started with this set I kinda freaked out. I will be the first one to tell you I'm not good with realistic images *or* coloring.


But I decided to give it a shot. And you know what? It's was kinda fun! I tried a variety of images and mediums. I finally decided on a mix of my Spectrum Noir colored pencils and then used a Touch Twin marker for shading.


I love having the ability to cut out the stamped image using a die and not trimming all of those points with scissors! Simply stamp the image and die-cut around it using the matching set--Sizzix Flower Garden Framelits dies and Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden stamps.


Create a card base and add some patterned paper. Use a piece of washi tape for the sentiment. Attach the final die-cut and colored image using some 3D foam squares and embellish with rhinestones. That's all there is to it!! And now I'm looking forward to playing even more with this set.

Speaking of looking forward to, why have tea when you can fill your cup with candy?? (I'm always looking forward to candy!) With the help of my Sizzix 3D Tea Cup die  that's exactly what I did in my newest tutorial, found on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog. It's sweet in so many ways ;)




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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Create It Simply: Add some glitter and glitz to crafty creations

Just a couple of my latest projects to share :)
I think I'm on a wee bit of an orange kick lately.
Also loving the addition of sparkle and shine with glitter and foil.
Follow me on Instagram to keep up with the latest. ;)

Happy Saturday!!
-Tami 



My "Thank You" card  tutorial on the Sizzix blog.










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