Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lawn Fawn: Flutter By

Hello there!
A long while back, Lawn Fawn released a stamp set called Flutter By.  Well, that stamp set finally has dies that coordinate with the stamps!  I am so very happy about this!!  I just love butterflies, they will never go out of style/trend for me, ever.
If you head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, a few older stamp sets are getting coordinating dies, as well as a few new dies are being shown!!  So go check it out, because I hear there are a few giveaways as well.

Some stampers, like to stamp & die cut their images first.  But I stamp my image, color it in, and then die cut last.  It is just easier for me that way, and I want to make sure, especially if I am using Copic markers, that I didn't get ink outside the lines.
A little tip, use a low tac tape such as washi tape, to secure your die when you are diecutting a stamped image.  You don't want to spend all that time coloring in an image, for your die to move while you are in the process of die cutting.  So secure those dies down.

I really had no idea what I was going to make when I sat down to make this project.  I stamped a few butterflies, and just started coloring using the Copics that were on my table.  To be honest I was too lazy to even think about color combinations lol.  I had a few pinks, and blues and a gold.
Once I finished, I went through my 12x12 card stock, to find papers that had coordinated tones to match my images.  I was lucky and found the same color, but if you do not have a large stash of solid papers, you might want to pick your Copics out to match the cardstock you have on hand.  There is nothing worse than not having papers to match.

For a little dimension the butterflies were popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, as well as the white panel.  The results you get by using foam squares, are quite dramatic if you ask me.  You really want a project to have depth.  Sometimes that is by using shadows with markers, or by creating layers.  Alot of times, projects can look flat.  Usually thats because there is no depth.  The easiest way for me to create depth, is just by using foam squares.  They are my "go-to" staple in creating.  I used them for almost everything.

Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn Flutter By stamp set
Lawn Fawn Flutter By dies
Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Anna Griffin paper
Bazzill cardstock (white & gold)
Copic markers
Stilla clear pen

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lawn Fawn: Whale You Be Mine

Hello there!
Lawn Fawn is releasing a brand new, mini stamp set with coordinating dies today.  I made this cute little tag, and attached it to this fun pillow box as a project to share.
I love it when there is a die to match a stamp, it makes it so easy to cut out, and saves me so much time!

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to see what the other designers have created today using this fun set!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Little Chapel Ornament

Hello there!!
Today along with Julia & Teresa, we each made a project using the new Chapel die from the AGL line from Spellbinders.  This die set creates these super cute little churches, but if you wanted it to be a house you could just omit adding the steeple.

Please go visit Julia & Teresa's blogs as well, to see how they used this die set!!

So here is what my finished project looks like.  I made an ornament for my Christmas tree.  So fun!!

I die cut some Oh Deer! pattern paper from Fancy Pants Designs.  Then I used some of the metallic wax from Deco Arts, to add a little bit of a patina/aged look.  This was is super easy to use, you just wipe it on with a rag or a paper towel, and it dries fast as well.

To me, it seemed easier to add the wax on before it was completely assembled, than after.

You want to use a strong adhesive to adhere it all together.

To finish it off, I add glitter, tons and tons of glitter.  

Materials Used:
Spellbinders Chapel die set (available CHA W 2015)
Fancy Pants Designs Oh Deer! Collection
Deco Arts Metallic Lustre Wax
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Dots
Beacon Adhesive Zip Dry
gold glitter
May Arts Ribbon gold

Here is what the complete die set looks like to complete this project.

Lawn Fawn: Bugs & Kisses

Hello there!!
Today Lawn Fawn is releasing a brand new coordinating stamp & die set, called Bugs & Kisses.  Head on over there to check out all of the great projects the design team has created.

I wanted to make a fun shaped card using this set.
This set is just perfect for all of those cute Valentine's Day and love cards.

Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog, to check out the other projects, as well as a chance to win these sets!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Spellbinders Winter CHA 2015 Sneak Peek & Giveaway Day 3

 Spellbinders Winter CHA 2015 Sneak Peek and Giveaway - Day # 3

Welcome to the third day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts™ Winter Sneak Peek and Giveaway! I am so excited to showcase one of the newest die templates being released at the Winter 2015 Craft and Hobby Association trade show! You will have the chance to win the new die templates I have used by entering the contest at the bottom of this post. Join me and the ever talented Julia Stainton today for this fabulous Sneak Peek Event!

**Please Note: There is a clickable link at the bottom of this post for entering;  commenting on this post does NOT enter you into the giveaway.**

I’ve created three projects for you so that you can see the versatility of the Spellbinders dies. Whether you are just a beginner or an advanced crafter, Spellbinders die templates will stretch your creative box so to speak.

I am showcasing Spellbinders newest die, S4-498 Contemporary Circles.

My first project is a shaped card using clear card stock framed as the front panel.  I wanted to to create something fun, different and a little bold.

Supply List:
S4-498 Contemporary Circles
S6-013 5x7 Modern Stationery


1.  Diecut/emboss everything you will need first.  This will save lots of time.

2. This frame was created with dies 5 & 6 from the 5x7 Modern Stationery die set. (1 being the smallest, 7 being the largest)

3.  Place the clear cardstock die down.
4.  Lay the pink die cuts that were cut out using the Contemporary Circles die, over the clear card stock.
5.  Place adhesive on the backside of one of the grey framed die cuts, and adhere over the pink die cuts & clear cardstock die cut.  This will be the front panel of your shaped card.

6.  With scissors trim the edges.
7.  With the remaining framed grey die cut, place foam squares all around the die.
8.  Adhere onto the front of the card panel.

9.  Start adding the negative pieces from the Contemporary Circles die cuts, around the front of the card.  Keep adding more until you are happy.  
10.  Using a permanent adhesive, adhere the back panel together. 

11.  Score the back panel about 1 to 1 1/2 inches down from the top.
12.  Make sure the front panel is exactly how you want it, including adding a bow.
13.  Place adhesive above the score line, an adhere the two panels together.

Finished project

Here are a few more projects using the new S4-498 Contemporary Circles Die

A canvas using chalkboard paint, and using the reverse diecutting technique so that the ends match up, to create a long border.

Another shaped card, but not as intricate as the first card.

Official Contest Rules can be found HERE


For more chances to win, visit Julia Stainton's blog!