Saturday, February 06, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Saturday Crafters! I've got a Golden make for the Creative Expressions  DT post today.  Be sure to check it out here.

Happy Mother's Day Card Recipe
The Dies are doing all the work here. I have stamped/heat-embossed/die-cut these Orange Blossom Flowers. I then used a stylus to shape. The flowers are multi-layered and popped on foam tape for dimension. (The Gold embossing almost looks like foiling here, heh?)
Stamps:  Creative Expressions Petite Lavish Sentiments and Shaded Orange Blossom Flowers UMS661
Ink: Versamark Ink, Gold Embossing Powder
Paper: Heavy White CS, Gold Designer CS, Gold Christmas wrapping Paper, Gold Gift-Bag
Techniques; Heat Embossing, Layering
Accessories:  Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Frames and Tags Tessa; Finishing Touches Curled Vines; Finishing Touches Orange Blossom Complete Petals ,
Gold half-Pearls

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Creative Expressions PRODUCTS used on this project;
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Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Creating! :)
America

Monday, February 01, 2016

LOVE is all AROUND at House-Mouse

Hello Crafters! Welcome back! Come check us out at House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog. There are loads of gorgeous DT samples for Teamie Kate's New Challenge #HMFMC212, themed "LOVE is all around".   Stop by to be inspired!

This is my  L O V E  take...
LOVE CARD RECIPE
Stamps:  Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs(R) "Tails of True Love", Featuring Amanda and Maxwell, #HMGR1009 from year 2004.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Paper. White CS, Black CS, LOVE theme DP
Techniques: Layering, Dry Embossing
Accessories: Creative Expressions Diagonals Collection; Love Hearts Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; ODBD Custom Dies "Faith, Hope, Love" and Nellie Snellen Heart Craft Die #MFD022, Cuttlebug Mini-Hearts Embossing Folder, Satin Ribbon, Heart Bling (from $1 Store Valentine's selections), White Button.

I used the CE/SW Diagonals Die for the mini Heart borders. The word love is from the ODBD DIe set and the Hearts are all from the Nellie Snellen Heart set.  All cuts are multi layered for dimension. The bow was topped off with a button and heart bling. 
I followed this week's Monday MOJO Sketch #433.
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I would also like to enter this card into the following FUN challenges;
Crafty Friends  - Animals   
Fantasy Stampers -Love Is In The Air   
Lets Color Linky Party - Colored Image
PDE Linky Party   - 108 Anything Goes 
Where the HEART IS - Love
My Time to Craft - Love is All around
Monday Mojo Sketch - Sketch #433
Wags n Whiskers - With Love
Fantasy Stampers - Love is in the Air
My Time to Craft - Love is all Around
Sweet Stampin' - Valentine
Suzy Bee's  -Add an Animal 
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Hearts or the word Love 
 
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Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting! 

America

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Creative Expressions DT Card, plus 3 with TIPS

Welcome to Saturday!  It's my DT day to post for Creative Expressions and I have made another Card using the Hearts of Hearts Die.  Also showing 3 additional cards from this past week that I've created using CE's gorgeous Craft Dies by Sue Wilson.
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My Heart is With You Card


CARD RECIPE
 These white flowers were created with the "Foldover Flower Dies" and surrounded by multiple "Finishing Touches" sprays. 
Stamps: Anna Griffin Sentiment
Paper: Glittered Pink DP, Black CS, Heavy White CS
Paper Size: 6x7
Ink: none
Accessories: CE  Sue Wilson Floral Brocade Pinpoint Embossing FolderCE Craft Dies by SW; Heart of Hearts, Diagonal Collection Love Hearts Dies. Also Fine Granulated Diamond Dust.

(Tip  1 - for creating a "white baby's breath" look; Drop dots of PVA Glue and sprinkle with a coarse glitter. I've used a Fine Granulated Diamond Dust here (for the texture),. Drop glue over those dots three additional times - drying and sprinkling with glitter each time. Fun to do and dries super fast!)
(Tip 2 - use parts of your die cuts in different ways or as as accents on your designs - like Ive done here for the sentiment tag)
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I'm so excited about Sue's Craft dies that I've got 3 more makes to show;

Card 1 - Best Wishes Wedding
CARD RECIPE
 I've layered the GOLDEN word multiple times (for dimension). Sits on a dry embossed striped panel. The Gemini border was die-cut on both front and back of card base. Extra layers were adhered and staggered for a lacey look on front. A bow and golden pearl button finish the look.
Stamps: None
Paper:  Designer Paper; Be Bold, Be Bright Foiled Sheets, Heavy White CS
Paper Size: 6x7
Ink: none
Accessories: CE Craft Dies by SW; Expressions "Best Wishes" Die and The Mini Gemini Corvus Die, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder,  Fine Granulated Diamond Dust,Pearl and Golden Button, White Satin Ribbons.
(Tip1 - multi-layer your edge borders and stack staggered for a lacey look. 
(Tip 2 - always cut the back card base too for a more complete look)
 
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 Card 2 - Thank You!
CARD RECIPE
Super excited about the buckle dies! I've cut the buckle and scalloped edges to create my separate paneled background and a tiny section to accent my tag here. Just having fun with it and imagine these buckle dies working great layered and placed in center of makes like I've done here.  This row/belt-like across the center almost looks leather-ish, heh?  ;)
Stamps: Creative Expressions - Petite Lavish Sentiments
Paper:  Heavy White Cardstock and Basic Grey DP
Paper Size: 6x7
Ink: Brilliance Browns, Marvy Markers (inked all edges of Buckle across center)
Accessories: Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Finishing Touches Collection Scalloped Lattice Buckle Bar Die,  Sizzix Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Dazzler

 (Tip 1 - Use and Cut portions of the same die-cuts, like I've done here and placed on my sentiment tag here for a matching accent)
(TIP 2 - Color your clear dazzler blings  like Ive done here with matching Marvy Markers to match the my Designer Paper Colors)
(Tip 3 - THESE BUCKLES folded and buckled would work great as pretty napkin holders, or for using as handles on Easter baskets, or for creating a scene's fence, or lining up the buckle ends in straight lines for new octagon geometrical looks, or the ends could work as award medallions, or using as fun backgrounds like I did here, etc... Oh boy,  to create the possibilities! Hope you'll give these a try!
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Card 3 - A Snowy Winter Day
CARD RECIPE
Stamps: none
Paper: Coordinations Blue sky - canvas textured CS and Heavy White CS
Paper Size: 6x7
Ink: none
Accessories: Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; 2015 Festive Collection Snowflakes and Background, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Fine Granulated Diamond Dust and White Marble Coarse Glitter (for texture and sparkle), Dble-Sided Sticky Sheet, Rhinestones and Silver lined white Ribbon.

(Tip - Multi-Layering your die-cuts will give a lovely dimensional look to your projects and depth to your designs)
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 Creative Expressions Blog
To see what the talented CE Design Team members have been creating, please stop by the Creative Expressions BLOG, found HERE 
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I'd also like to enter these cards into the following FUN challenges; 
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes, plus Sentiment 
Craft For the Craic - January B L U E S
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes 
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes 
Creative Moments - Anything goes 
Crafty Boots - Ribbon or Lace
Crafting for all Seasons - Ribbon and Pearls
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon and Flowers
 Die Cut Divas: Something New  (used NEW Craft Dies)
 Inspiration Destination - anything goes 
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Die Cuts/Punches 
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything goes 
The Crazy Challenge - Ribbons  
Word Art Wednesday - 218 Anything Goes 
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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to have inspired you to use these  CE products and Sue Wilson Craft Dies!  I would really love to hear from you!
America
Thank You for Visiting! Im so Glad you stopped by today! It's my hope to have inspired your creativity!