Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Creative Cardmaker: Stitched sentiments...

Today I have another post up at the Weekly Scrapper blog for Scrapbook Expo. For this post, I'm focusing on "stitched sentiments", a great way to add a little bit of hand stitching to your cards!

Here I've used the Note Niblets stamp set to create a background, the Quick Stitch Sentiments dies to cut the holes for "hello" and the Stitched With Love stamp set by Papertrey Ink to create the "just for you" tag. Adding hand stitching to a card really adds a soft dimension and handmade, cozy feel. Swing by the Weekly Scrapper to read more about my process!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

SAF 2015: Runway Inspired Challenge...

For the Runway Challenge, the designers each selected a runway outfit to use as inspiration. I chose this one:
Inspired by the aqua background with the peach, red, navy and kraft colors, I made this card...

The Brushed Blooms stamps and dies were used and the Branching Out die. I layered them together and popped up the blooms with some dimensional adhesive.

So Grateful For You card: 
STAMPS: Brushed Blooms, Lovely Layers
INK: Pure Poppy, Melon Berry, Classic Kraft, Enchanted Evening, Dark Chocolate
PAPER: Aqua Mist, white, Enchanted Evening Pattern Pack
DIES: Brushed Blooms, Lovely Layers
OTHER: sequins.

Visit Nichole's blog to play along in this Runway Inspired Challenge for your chance to win, and you MUST see all of the gorgeous cards made by the team! Truly inspirational! Now it's your turn, can't wait to see what you'll make!

SAF 2015: Threads Challenge...

Welcome to another challenge for the Stamp-a-Faire event today, this one is the Threads Challenge! I was assigned to work on a few projects using twine, so I came up with a "Ten Trendy Twine Techniques" video!

If you know me, you'll know I have a love for twine and seem to add it to almost every project! It gives that little touch of softness, color and dimension to a card that I just adore. In my video, you'll see ten twine techniques that I use quite often on my greeting cards...as well as some brand new twine techniques as well. Twine is inexpensive and so easy to add to your projects in so many different ways! CLICK HERE to watch the twine video, then create a project for your chance to win!

Official Customer Challenge:
Choose one of the ten twine techniques shown in this video and use it on a card, tag or project.

1. Wrap twine around a card where two patterns meet to create a border.
2. Add a piece of twine to a section of a card with staples.
3. Wrap twine around an embellishment before attaching to a card.
4. Create a twine nest or branches with jute twine.
5. Use twine as balloon strings.
6. Stitch with twine.
7. Bundle twine behind a focal point.
8. Tie twine onto a tag.
9. Create faux crocheted flowers with twine.
10. Create luggage tag tied buttons with twine.

Twine Techniques video supplies: 
STAMPS: Button Up, Cutting Garden, Background Basics: Herringbone
INK: True Black
PAPER: Spring Moss, white
DIES: Circle punch,Vintage Linens die, Button Up dies, 
Cover Plate: Stitched die, Tremendous Tags dies
OTHER: Twine (Colored twine, Rustic Cream Twine, Rustic Jute twine)