Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wild About Sizzix Wildflowers Die by Tim Holtz

If you haven't gotten the new Sizzix Wildflowers die from the Tim Holtz line you are missing out! I am absolutely loving how easily I can make cards with this die set.

Watch just how EASY it is!

Cut a piece of cardstock slightly larger than the desired die shape.

Attach adhesive to the back of the panel.


Die-cut using the sandwich shown on your Magnetic Platform.


You now have a perfectly die-cut shape with an adhesive backing!


Cut a panel slightly smaller than your card front and mat it with the same color as the die-cut flower. Peel backing from flower; attach to panel.


Stamp your desired sentiment.


Adhere to card base and embellish with self-adhesive pearls.
Done! 
Yes, it's just THAT simple.  
Sizzix Wildflowers die = clean and simple perfection.




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Monday, July 11, 2016

Create It Simply: Recycled Can Embellishments Using Sizzix Dies




One thing I love about Bigz dies from Sizzix is the ability to die-cut a variety of materials. One of those materials being metal. For today's project I did just that--I turned an empty aluminum can into an unique embellishment for a card! 

Here's just hoe simple it is:

To begin, cut a piece from an aluminum can slightly larger than the shape to be die-cut. 

Die-cut the shape using your favorite Bigz die. For this project I chose to use the Heartfelt die from the Tim Holtz line.

Next add a little texture by embossing it with your favorite embossing folder. I used the Retro Circles folder.


This is what you'll end up with!

Now add a little Patina ink...


Let dry and sand. That's it! You now have a custom embellishment to use as you please.



But don't stop there! The possibilities are endless, this technique is great for jewelry and home decor as well! For larger pieces simply use aluminum pie pans and trays.



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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Quick and Easy Card of Encouragement



If you're anything like me summer is a super busy time. Thanks to 3 years of allergy shots, this summer is filled with lots of outdoor activities and gardening. While I am enjoying every minute of it, that leaves less time for crafting and card making.  I did take some time last week to make some quick and easy cards to share here on my blog. Today's card uses the new Mixed Media 2 die from Sizzix (which I'm in love with) along with my Rose Wonder stamp set (which I am equally in love with).


To create this card form a card base then, with the card opened, die-cut the image from the front panel. This step is pretty much effortless using the magnetic platform to secure it in the perfect position!! I even learned this week that my platform work with my Big Shot Pro. (more on that soon) 

After die-cutting the card base, adhere a piece of glitter cardstock to the inside of the card so that it shows through the die-cut image. LOVE the hint of sparkle.

Finally, stamp the sentiment and add some self-adhesive pearls. 

Done in minutes!!

Now, back to the garden and my gnomes ;) 


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

LDRS Creative Blog Hop Day 4


Today I have a quick and easy card to share as a guest of Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.


For this card I used the Basic Background Builders I die set to create a quick and easy back ground panel. 

For the sentiment, I used the Just Because stamp set  and stamped it onto the frayed edge ribbon. 

Add a few ribbons and trims along with a metal charm, attach to a white card base  and there you have it!!

Be sure to hop on over to the LDRS blog and check it out and check out all the fun going on this week!


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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Save Big with the Sale-a-bration Wrap Up


Sale-A-Bration comes to an end tomorrow, March 31. That is your last chance to get some great FREE products with every $50 purchase (before tax and shipping). That includes the super cute Pedal Pushers stamp set featured below. 




Not only that I am also working on meeting my minimum for the quarter so that means an addition sale for you when you shop in my storeThat's right!! 

For all orders placed 3/30 or 3/31 I'll give you my discount of 20% off the total (before tax and shipping). When checking out use hostess code Q24MKJNP and leave your email in the contact info I'll refund your money via paypal.** Orders can be placed in both the Annual catalog or the limited time Occasions catalog. 

(click images below to download catalogs)





**Offer valid on US orders placed through my online store only.  Refunds sent via paypal only and must include email and hostess code to qualify. 
Ends 3/31/16.

To save REALLY big you could also sign up as a demo. You'll get this special offer below of $155 in product of your choice for just $99 as well as a 20% discount on future purchases! Even if you only stay on for a few months that kit is like getting roughly a 35% discount!






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