Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valentine's Day Cards | Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit

Hi Everyone,
Today I'm sharing three of the cards I made with the Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit. I had a lot of fun playing with it and will certainly be buying more kits in the future. I'm not really a pink girl, but I really love how these cards came out :)
[supplies are linked below at the bottom of this blog post]

The first card and my favorite of the three.

Card Details:
Standard A2 sized card (4-1/4" x 5-1'2") I used Mama Elephant's Basic Die set to create the layers of the card. The bottom scalloped layer is die cut with vellum and layered on my card base, the smaller layer using the stitched rectangle die from the set and cut using paper from the kit. Included in the kit was a piece of sticky back canvas. I cut that into a square and then adhered a rub-on (or would that be rubbed on a rub-on?). The hearts and arrow are also die cut using the Mama Elephant Basic's set and cut from the scraps of pattern paper that I used for the smaller stitched layer. Final touch was to add a little sparkle with some Star Dust Stickles. Yep I dragged out my stickles for this one.

Card #2

Card Details:
Standard A2 sized card (4-1/4" x 5-1'2") For this card I die cut the water color paper using my new MFT Tag Builder Blueprints 3 die set and then stamped out the falling hearts using stamps included in the kit. For this I used the clear embossing powder to do a resist technique with the gold Gelatos. The little stitched heart also comes from the MFT set and just leaves a stitched heart impression on the water color paper. I added some twine and the jar paper clip and then adhered that to the background. For the background I added some of the lace I had left out from my banner and then layered that over a piece of the book paper that also came in the kit.

Last but not least:
Card Details:
A 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" shaker card. Well it's more of a window card with a shaker insert. For this card I used a set of stitched circle die to die cut the pattern paper and then found the center of my card base and die cut the circle again. Using some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and seed beads I created a shaker window on my card. For the sentiment I used the die cut piece I cut out with the circle die and then stamped out my sentiment using the kit stamps. I then added a few epoxy heart stickers to finish it off.
Here's a better photo of the shaker window.


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Monday, January 26, 2015

UR Loved w/ Small Talk Frames & Tags Cricut Cartridge

Hi Everyone,
Happy Monday :) I hope you all had a great weekend :)
It was nice and quit around here, we had a little snow on Saturday so I spent some time crafting.

Today I have two videos for you. The first is how to assemble this really cute and fun Valentine's Day Card using the Small Talk Frames & Tags Cricut Cartridge. The other is the process I used for setting it up on Cricut Design Space so I can cut it on my Explore.
[supplies are linked to multiple sources below at the bottom of this blog post]

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I just have to show you a close up photo of how great the Explore cut out the UR Loved sentiment. I could never get this great of a cut on the Expression.


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Below are the products featured in today's blog post. Click on the letters below each product to shop your favorite store. (Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Amazon (AZ), and Scrapbook.com (SB), Provocraft (PC)




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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Simon Says Stamp January Haul

Hi Everyone.
Today I'm sharing my January Haul Video.
{Items I purchased are linked below at the end of this blog post}

I've been wanting the Vagabond for a very long time and had wanted it for Christmas, but the best price I've been able to find was on Amazon and it was always out of stock. Last week when stalking Amazon for the machine, I was happy to see it was back in stock. So I scooped it up and had Scott get if for me as an early Valentine's Day present. I've used it a few times already and I'm in love. If you want to see a video on how to use it with all type of dies, just leave a comment below :)

Enjoy :)
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