Before I get to the Blog Candy, I want to let everyone know that they should check back in tonight at 6:00 (eastern) USA. I am going to be in Kylie’s International Blog Hop and I NEED/WANT your votes! The blog hop theme is Masculine, I worked very hard to make something that I feel is worthy of your vote!! Please come back to see my entry! Subscribe to my blog to be reminded and so you won’t miss out on any of my posts!
The camera does NOT do this justice!! Who doesn’t like Glitter Paper!!?? I am doing another Blog Candy give-away! Here is what you can win:
Not only will you get an ENTIRE package of this wonderful 6 x 6 Glitter Paper, BUT I have some leftover from another package! I will give BOTH to the winner! I have a lot left! I will also put in some really cool cards that I made using these sparkly papers!
It’s super easy to win: Just comment here or on my Facebook page between now and June 6th and you will be put into a drawing to win! Glitter Paper, Absolutely FREE!!
You can comment on any and all posts, past or future! Get your numbers up! Each and every time you comment here or on my FB page, you will be put into the drawing!
You have 3 weeks!! Ready, set, go!! 🙂
A California girl living in North Carolina
I have finished my FIRST YouTube video in quite a while! It’s been years! I was doing two videos every Tuesday for 3 years! They are over on Vimeo. But you can check out my video for this card here.
There are THREE things that I used differently, I’ll put a number by the line where they are, just in case you don’t want to read everything!
I did quite a few things with several products, but switched up their USUAL purpose! I LOVE coming up with new ideas, especially finding more than one way to use something!! That just means more bang for our BUCK!
For this card I used the Hardwood stamp set as a ‘door’ for my keyhole to look authentic. For the Keyhole, I put two framelits together. The 2nd from the outside of the Lots of Labels and the snowman from Snow Friends.
BUT for a keyhole I turned it upside down! Plus, on the card, I put the sentiment over the bottom of the keyhole to ‘hide’ the snowman! I hope you can see the keyhole and NOT the snowman!!
Then I cut out out the middle of the white cardstock so you can ‘peek’ inside! For that I used the 3rd framelit from outside in the Lots of Labels so the ‘keyhole’ can stack flat and still be adhered to the front.
2. For the screws on the front of the door around the keyhole I used the screws from the Urban Underground Embellishments (in the Occasions mini), BUT I colored them with the Gold Wink of Stella and immediately embossed with clear, since the color would just wipe off otherwise. This way I am all coordinating!! I also used the gold embossing powder to emboss the key so you (hopefully) will figure out that it’s a key hole!! Here is close up of the screws being all gold:
The sentiment is from Balloon Adventure and it says: Open Me Already! hahahaha I got such a kick out of making this card! Can you tell?
I attached (after fussy cutting the key) the gold sequin ribbon to the key and popped it up on the front of the card!!
3. To make the Gold line under the Sentiment I used the Tear & Tape under, made sure it was stuck down well, then tore off top, poured Gold Embossing Powder on it, and heat it! And it embossed! Didn’t know that would happen! Just thought I would try it. LOVE it, so glad I tried!
Ok, for the inside, I stamped the girl from Beautiful You, lining her up so she would peek through in the front. I stamped her with Early Espresso, then embossed with Clear EP (I tend to do that with SU! ink) because it stays wet long enough so I can do it! And it adds so much texture to your card!
For her dress I stamped it with versamark, then poured Heat & Stick onto the Versamark, heat it only until it gets shiny NO LONGER, or it will loose it’s stickiness! Once that is done, I poured Gold Glitter onto the Heat & Stick, shook off excess, then heat it ONLY FOR A FEW SECONDS! This way it really adheres to it! Watch the video you will see how I rub on it and it stays!! I don’t use Heat & Stick very often, but I really love how great it works, think I’ll use it more often now! Here is the inside of the card:
I ran some of the Tear & Tape along bottom and put some more Gold Embossing Powder on it and heat it! Love how it really adds some shine to the card! Stamped my two inside sentiments ‘It’s your Birthday’ at the top and ‘Let’s celebrate!’ at the bottom, both in Early Espresso and embossed with clear!
She is so pretty in the gold dress!! I hope you liked my Unconventional ways of using product! Please leave me some feedback on what you think!
And just in case you didn’t get a good picture of the card, here it is again:
I really enjoyed doing this card, I saw the framelits put together like this on Pinterest, but she was making a Snowman Shaker Card. I saw it, and immediately saw the keyhole and not the snowman! That’s so weird. I guess my mind works in mysterious ways!! LOL
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If you just came from Pam’s page, welcome to my page! If you started at mine, click on the names below to see what others have done for the Holidays! Enjoy!
Today I am showing you how I go about doing a Scrapbook Page by showing that you can make ANY size page depending what you like. I started off making a 6 X 6 page:
The red block is for putting your picture in. I LOVE handmade scrapbook pages! And the Stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Christmas Magic is one of my FAVES! It’s so pretty and versatile! I made tags too with the sets I used for this page, check it out at the end of this post!
For the next part of the page I made an 8 1/2″ x 11″ page and placed the 6 x 6 on that one.
The White under the Santa and next to the snowman is where You put the picture on this part! I used the Santa from the Stamp set Cookie Cutter Christmas. This was so much fun to do! I stamped it on Vellum using Black ink and embossed it with clear. I then turned it over and colored the back, making sure I shadowed it. I put it on my Stampin’ Pierce Mat and with my embossing tool from the Simply Scored Scoring Tool upside down (embossed side down) and rubbed the embossing tool over all the white pieces. This raises the vellum and makes it white. REALLY WHITE! It is so much fun to do this technique and looks great on sails and other stamped images that need to be white and fluffy.
This is what it looks like before you turn it over.
Once you turn it over you can really see the white is white! I did NOT use ANY ink on the white parts, that is all because the vellum changes to white when you press on it with the embossing tool.
Now, here is the finished page on 12 x 12 :
I die cut the ‘Merry’ from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits. I also stamped the bells from the Christmas Magic stamp set and embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder, then using my blender pen colored in Smoky Slate to ‘look like’ silver. But first I stamped the Swirl from Star of Light and ‘hung’ my bells from that.
If you notice under the snowman, I have three bells on white bakers twine, this is so they won’t fall off (my daughter is going to frame this with her Christmas pictures on the wall), and I wanted to make sure that no matter what they wouldn’t fall off. I made the white twine go through the paper and I tied a knot in the back.
This page, in person, is so pretty!! Have you ever made something and are impressed with how much better it came out than you thought it would when you started?!! That’s how I feel, I hope you like it too!!
Now, here are the tags that I made to go along with this gift:
I love the simple yet elegant feel of these! Which is perfect for something that you will want to make a lot of! I used the Scallop Tag Topper for all of these, the middle one is just a little bit shorter than the other two.
Here is the details that you might want to know!
Christmas Magic #142119
Star of Light # 142110
Merriest Wishes # 142066
Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″, 4″ x 6″, 6″ x 6″, 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2, scrap for ‘merry’ and the bells and 2″ x 5″ for tags
Real Red 12″ x 12″, 3″ x 5 3/4″, 8 1/4″ x 10 3/4
Dapper Denim 2″ x 4 1/4″ for tag
White embossing powder #109132
Silver Embossing powder #109131
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch #133324
Classic Label punch #141491
Mini Jingle Bells #142002
Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334
3/8″ Ruched Ribbon – Dapper Denim #141424
3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon – Real Red #141693
Dazzling Diamonds #133751
Blender Pens #102845
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315
Christmas Greetings Thinlits #139659
So? That is what I am presenting for you on this blog hop! I hope you love them as much as I do! I would love to hear from you!!
I am having a Stampin’ Up! Sheltering Tree Class next month. We will be making framed Seasons art (this has a biblical verse inside, you can include it or not), four handmade cards with decorated envelopes inside and out AND the cost of the class covers YOU getting the stamp set and the Envelope Liner paper to take home with you along with the cards and Art!!
You get the class, cards, stamp set and liner paper, and what do you pay? Only $38!!
IF you already have the stamp set, just buy a stamp that is equal to the price!
Here are pictures of the cards and framed art. Psssssst! I even teach you how to make a mixture for the trees in the Winter Season!!
You can click on each photo and see them closer. Notice the hand stamped Winter card, hopefully you can see the shimmer! This uses my own concoction from SU! materials!
This is a Pre-Pay class, I want to have the class by the middle of September so the latest you can register is the first week in September!
This was really fun to make, I plan on giving this away for a present!
I can also do a video for each card, if anyone wants to do a class to go, and orders the same amount. This way even if you don’t live near-by or can’t make it to class, you can still enjoy making it at home in your own time!