Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Have you seen the Spellbinders 2013 CHA Winter release? All I can say is W.O.W. I seriously don't know how they do it year after year. This release, like all that have come before, is chock full of amazing and innovative dies. I was SUPER lucky to have received a big ole' box full of them last week and couldn't wait to work with them. I was browsing through the January Page Maps and ran across a sketch I really liked so I used it as my inspiration for this layout. American Crafts Cardstock. The green star paper is from a Dear Lizzy collection. I used the Page Maps Office Supplies dies to cut the little mats for my pictures. After adhering those, I decided to cut some little tags for the top using the new Page Maps Charmed I'm Sure set and tied them off just above the pics with some We R Memory Keepers Bakers Twine. For the title, I cut out a speech bubble from the new Page Maps Say What? die set then embossed it and stenciled the lines with my Silver Copic Spica glitter pen. For the words, I used the Donna Salazar Girlie Grunge Labels and followed the same steps as on the speech bubble. American Crafts Thickers finish off the title. Here's a closer view of the details...
Monday, January 28, 2013
Have you ever started a layout or project, not too sure the exact direction, but ended up LOVING it when you were done? That is exactly what happened for me this this layout. I was on Facebook the other day and my friend, Lori Williams, had shared Kaisercraft's link to the January Saturday Sketch. Soooo, I thought it would be fun to play along. Here's a peek at the sketch... Merry & Bright collection. I had some pics of my littlest ones and my niece with Santa and thought it would be fun to work with them. 12x12 sheet of Twinkling as my background page. I wanted to keep with the square layers so I grabbed my new Grand Decorative Labels One and cut it out using the cream side of a 12x12 sheet of Luminous. Once that was done I started picking out various die cuts from the 6 1/2" Merry & Bright paper pad. I really like how they add some embellishments in with the paper pads!! I LOVED the Twigs & Berries and knew right away it HAD to go on my page. I felt it needed a little something more and since I didn't have any Kaiser Christmas flowers, I decided to use one of the foil pages in the paper pack to cut some poinsettias with my Spellbinders Poinsettia Creations dies. Here's a close-up view of the Twigs & Berries... Kaisercraft Rhinestone Strips. The title was die cut using an old font and the wood grained paper from the pad. A little tag for the date tied up with some twine finished it off. Here's a closer look at some of the title details... Kaisercraft Blog for some amazing inspiration! And who knows, maybe I'll see you in one of the February challenges. :)
Friday, January 25, 2013
The Nautical theme has made it's comeback and is a hot new trend. With Valentine's Day just a few short weeks away, I figured I'd better get going with my cards. I decided to make hubby's card first. I recently acquired the Quickutz Nautical Embossing Folder set and couldn't wait to use the anchor one. I started by creating a standard card base with kraft cardstock with a red mat on top. After embossing and adhering my white cardstock I began on my embellishments. First I cut the Scallop Heart and Heart using my Spellbinders Grand Calibur. Next, I stamped the sentiment, from the JustRite Stampers Anchor's Away stamp set and added the Silver Heart Nestabling then added the Quickutz Anchor. I thought it needed something more, but since it was a masculine card I was trying to avoid using ribbon. So I went with the Quickutz Rope Border from the Maritime release.