Saturday, October 20, 2018

Celebrate Card with Ribbon Flowers

Lovin’ Sue’s New October Collection! Especially the fabulous layered Carnations die set!! These layer so beautifully! For this “Celebrate” Card, I’ve cut the carnations out of Coconut White Card-stock, and wide holiday ribbons in golds & laced burlap. (This is a good idea for using-up those giant rolls of Christmas ribbons!) I then placed a golden brad through these flower centers to hold together. I’ve added adhesive pearls over the brads holding the flowers together & the background panel as the finishing touches. The ribbon is also behind the background panel and pierced flags to continue the look throughout.

Some Tips on creating Flowers from Ribbons...
I've used a new Sue Wilson layered Carnations die set here but this will likely work with most flower dies. For these Carnations, I’ve die-cut out of Coconut White Card-stock, and again from Wider holiday ribbons in golds & laced burlap. (This is a good idea for using-up those giant rolls of Christmas ribbons we all have!) I then placed a flat golden brad through the flower centers to hold together. I’ve pinched and scrunched the flowers for the dimensional look. I did not spritz but you could to make it easier to mold into shape. Hair spray works great to hold the flower in its final shape too! Hope you give this idea a go! 


SW Dies used; Layered Carnations, Celtic Circles BG, Isobel’s Celebrate word and Pierced Flags.

 October Collection - Finishing Touches - Layered Carnation
 October Collection - Celtic Circles

Frames & Tags - Isobel
Sue Wilson Designs - Pierced Flags

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I'd like to also enter this card into the following FUN Blog Challenges;
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
 Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Feminine
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes

 Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes

Fab 'n' Funky - Ribbon or Lace
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Paru's Card Making Challenge - A touch of gold
Pause Dream Enjoy - Any Cards 

Papercraft Challenges- Die cuts/Punches
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Optional Spooky
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes

 The Flower Challenge - Must Use Flower - Add Sparkle
 Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
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Have a wonderful weekend!
America

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Feel Better Soon!

Hello and welcome back.  I hope you are having a great creative week!  I've got a get-well card to share for my DRU's Inspirational Blog DT post! Take a look at the fun scenic layers. The card features the fabulous Weeping Willow Archway Tree Die by Poppy Stamps along with some of my most used Sue Wilson go-to cutting dies!

Feel Better Soon

And the following Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson...
Frames and Tags Collection - Pierced Flags
Sue Wilson Designs - Shadow Box Accessory - Feel Better Soon
 Sue Wilson Designs - Shadow Boxes - Scalloped Lattice Frames - Set B
Other Products Used; 
Darice Embossing Folder (for the tree) Metallic Cardstocks, White Cardstock, Gold Brad, Blue Sheer Ribbon, Foam Adhesive
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 How-To-Photos
Start by die cutting the Weeping Willow Frames 6 times from metallic cardstocks.  From the Dark brown diecut frame, snip the tree out and dry emboss it for texture. Next adhere and layer all frames together, leaving the embossed tree on the top.

 The sentiment is multi-layered for added dimension.
 I love the Ray of Light die. It was cut in both blue metallic and Mirror Gold Cardstock. This will be in the background behind the willow tree for added interest and depth.
Now cut out thin outer framings to cover your scene. I've done this by die-cutting the frames fom the Shadow Box Collection Frame Sets. I also double layered mine for added weight/stability.

 Your frames and card will start to come together like this.  Dont worry about finger prints or marks on the mirrored card as these will wipe off easily.

Once all layers are put together, simply add ribbon of choice for this look!
 

That's it!
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I'd like to also enter this card into the following FUN Blog challenges;
 A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Always Anything Goes  
Craft-Dee BowZ-Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
.Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes

Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Create your own Background
 Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Outdoors/Nature
Fab 'n' Funky - Ribbon or Lace
 Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenges- Die cuts/Punches
 Paru's Card Making Challenge - A touch of gold
Pause Dream Enjoy - Any Cards
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Optional Spooky
 The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge  - Always Anything Goes 
Words 2 Craft By - Leaves 
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Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you!

America

Thursday, September 27, 2018

A Framed Expressions Card-Set!

Hello and welcome back.  I've got a colorful Metallic Card-Set to share for my DT post at DRU -  Dies R Us!  Inspirational Blog!

DRU Products
Impression Obsession Word Blocks
Impression Obsession - Dies - You Are Word Block
Impression Obsession - Dies - Sympathy Word Block
Impression Obsession - Dies - Sending Hugs Block
 Impression Obsession - Dies - Good Wishes Block
Other Products Used; 
White Cardstock, Acetate, Golden Shimmery Yellow & Metallic Cardstock Papers by the Paper Studio, Adhesive Gems
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 How-To-Photos






So colorful and fun to put together. Which one was your favorite?
 I hope you'll be inspired to give these I/O Expressions dies a try!!
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"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"

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I'd like to also enter this card-set into the following fun Challenges
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes 
 Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge- Always Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Yellow
Happy Little Stampers Dies - Always Anything Goes with Dies
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - Any Cards
Sognando Scrap - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Dies or Punches
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes

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Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you!
America

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

It's a Fall Thank You Card for Dies R Us!

Hello and Welcome back to my little corner of blog-land! 
I have a DT colorful Fall Card to share for the Dies R Us! Inspirational Blog!
Gold is so lovely for Fall!  Don't you think so?

DRU Products used;
Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson
Sue Wilson Designs - Background Collection - Ivy Garden
Sue Wilson Designs - Noble Collection - Double Stitched Octagon
Sue Wilson Designs - Configurations Collection - Chantilly Lace Edger
Sue Wilson Designs - Mini Expressions - Thank You
Other Products Used; 
Creative Expressions Gildin Polish and Gold Mirrored Cardstock, Recollections Washi Tapes and Adhesive Pearls
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 How-To
Check-out the photos of how this Fall Thank You Card came together;
First, I Dry Emboss with the die.
Next, I placed washi tape across a piece of Coconut Card and cut out the Die Shapes.
I adhered the shapes to the embossed raised areas, and cut out a second panel to place over it. This will give your background an inlaid/impressed look.
Next, once all is adered, I cut to size.
At this point, I wanted to add more to the background, so cut strips of my seam binding and laid across in both directions as shown and adhered ribbon ends to the back of this panel.
Now I prepare my card base out of Coconut card and Mirrored Cardstock.
The ribbon panel is now adhered to the card base.
Next, I cut my selected die shapes for the panel that will be holding the sentiment. I also cut 4-6 sets of the sentiment to layer and adhere together for a dimensional look that will make it stand out from my busy background.
At this point, I wanted the top layer to be shimmery, so I decided to use Deco Art Metallic Lustre and Gilding Polishes in Fall colors.
Next, I cut additional Gold rings from the Mirrored Cardstock to layer and give top panel dimension.
Started layering the die-cuts, using the center of the washi tape diecut to carry the design throughout.
I used this Chantilly Lace Border die set to diecut these strips and then cut them down to pieces that were added to the four ribbon sides to coninue that added golden touch throughout the design.
After the golden pieces are added, I was ready for the ribbon.
The ribbon is seam binding and its easy to color. While these soft colors are pretty, but they didnt quite match my card panels, so I took the Gilding Polish and ran it across the ribbons to match!
This is the photo after the ribbon is colored giving it a metallic shimmer!
This is the finished card topped off with an extra Die-Cut Gold Rim to showcase the sentiment better, adhesive pearls on the corners, and a Pearl Brad in the center of my gilded Bow!   Lots of steps, but it was so fun trying out different ways to arrange and use the dies for new looks! I hope to have inspired your creativity and that you'll give these gorgeous dies by Sue Wilson a try!! 
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I'd like to also enter this card into the following challenges;
Words 2 Craft By  - When It Gets Crisp in the Fall
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Fall Colors
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Papercraft Business Challenge - Anything Goes + option of Thankful
Crafty Cardmakers - AUTUMN COLORS
Cards in Envy - FEELS LIKE FALL
Make My Monday - AUTUMN/FALL COLORS
The Corrosive Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - FALL COLORS
Artistic Inspirations - ANYTHING GOES

 A bit more Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
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 Thanks for stopping by today! I love reading your comments!:)
America