Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Britta's Birthday Blog Hop

Today the girls from Young Crafters Unite are having a surprise blog hop for Britta's birthday.  Britta is such a talented and sweet young woman.  Wish you best for the coming year, Britta. 

I know Britta loves Lawn Fawn stamps.  So I used some of my Lawn Fawn stamps that I have not used for awhile to make this birthday card.  The card is already on its way to Britta.


I stamped the chevron background on the aquamarine card base with Fresh ink Island.  Ferris wheel was stamped on the speckled card stock and colored with copics.  The Polaroid frame was cut from the pure white card stock.

Your next stop is the fabulous Danielle.

Here is the full list of the designers if you ever get lost.

Marie Forberg - http://legojenta.blogspot.com/
Chari Moss - http://www.mossymade.com/
Chunyuan Wu - http://dahliamemories.blogspot.com/  you are here
Danielle Walls - http://neatandtangled.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Rzasa - http://ourchangeofart.blogspot.com/
Kelly Marie Alvarez - http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Britt - http://www.stephmade.com/
Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
cardstock:
Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Lawn Fawn chevron set, Lawn Fawn Admit one, Studio Calico Heyday set
Ink: Fresh ink island, Memento tuxedo black,
Die: PTI fabulous Frames
Other, Copic markers, Ranger's distress ink, PTI buttons

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

CASE Study Challenge #118

 

This is Angeline's card to case this week at CASE study challenge.  Isn't the stamping gorgeous?  I love how she used different shades of ink and stamped around the sentiment.


I used the same layout with the Christmas sentiment in the middle and stamped a bunch of small stamps from various stamp set around to make a one-layer holiday card.

I am also entering this card into Jackie's one layer holiday card challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
cardstock:
Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Hero Arts Joy to All set, Avery Elle Warm wishes, Avery Elle merry & bright, PTI boy basics: rock on, PTI Tag-it #2, PTI postmark
Ink: Fresh ink tomato red, island
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Young Crafter Unite Challenge #16: Happy Holidays


Happy Thanksgiving for those who celebrate!

It is the time for another challenge at Young Crafter Unite.  The theme is Happy Holidays. 

The day after Thanksgiving marks the official start of holiday in my household.  We are getting the tree and decorating it.  The boys are so excited. 

I used Avery Elle Warm wishes set for this card. 


Check out the fabulous DT for more inspiration:

Stephanie
Chari
Danielle
Jen
Marie
Britta
I hope you find time to play along. Simon says stamp is sponsoring us with a $25 gift certificate to their online store as usual.
 
It also entered into Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #25.


Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle Warm wishes, PTI happiest of holidays

Ink: memento tuxedo black, Fresh ink tomato red, basil, mango, island, ginger, Pin It

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Die Cutting for Paper Crafters Blog Hop Winner

Happy Thanksgiving week!

I am popping in to share the winner for the Die Cutting for Paper crafters blog hop.

So the winner is Sue D.
Congrats Sue!  I emailed you.

Thanks to everyone who participated the hop and left sweet comments.  And Thanks to Paper Crafts Magazine for hosting the fun hop and the amazing prizes.  The magazine is also available at your local book store, or crafts store or here at the Paper crafts online store.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great thanksgiving.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

CASE study #117

For my Die Cutting for Paper Crafters blog hop, scroll down or click here
 

This month at CASE study,  the muse is fabulous Angeline Young.  She is one of my favorite designer.  Her elegant CAS style is impeccable.  I was hoping to play along since the beginning of the month.  Of course I already missed the first two challenges. 

This week we are casing this card of hers.  I love the symmetric stamping and the dimension of the layered mother and baby birds.


Here is my interpretation.  I used the same theme and layout of Angeline's card.  I stamped Avery Elle ikat pattern in famine colors and die cut the bird in cork.


It is also entered into Moxie Fab World Paper Crafting Tips & Tricks: The canvas, cork and burlap challenge.

If you have been admiring the Avery Elle stamps, I have 15% off discount code for you - DAHLIAS.  It is valid until Nov 24th and works for any stamp sets in stock. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle ikat pattern, PTI mega mixed message, script sentiments
Ink: Fresh ink ginger, mango, pink lemonade, sugar, honey, memento tuxedo black

Die; Memory box perched bird


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Friday, November 16, 2012

Die Cutting for Paper Crafters Blog Hop


I am super excited to participant my first blog hop with Paper Crafts Magazine for the special issue of Die Cutting for Paper Crafters. 

For today's hop, we will make a card die cutting something other than paper.

I die cut a frame from cork and made a fall card.


Your next stop is the amazing Heather.  If you lost on your way please use the full list below.

 
Leave a comment by Tuesday, November 20th to win a copy of the magazine. And don't forget to leave a comment at Paper Crafts Connection for your chance to win a super amazining prize.
 
Thanks for stopping by,
 

Supplies:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Unity country pumpkin chowder
Ink: Fresh ink basil, memento tuxedo black
Die; PTI fabulous frames; Mat stack 4


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ten minutes Craft Dash Challenge #6

 

Today, Avery Elle sponsors the 10 minute craft dash challenge using the colors in the above graphics.  I am the slowest card maker. I can say I am pretty fast and efficient in many other areas.  But not when it comes to card making, it takes me hours to make one card.  This is definitely a challenge to me. 

So before I started, I read the tips and tricks Paulina put together.  And I came up a few more strategies might work for me - use only card stock, no patterned paper since it always takes me even more time if I use patterned paper; keep it one layer; use stamp with bigger image to cut down the time for stamping; use stamps that I used before and am comfortable with.

With these in minds, I pulled out the stamps, the inks and the card that I already cut and scored, and set the timer. Stamping went pretty smooth. It was done under 9 minutes!



Check out the rest of the Avery Elle DT for more inspiration. Jamie provoided $20 gift certificate to Avery Elle store for a winner.

Jamie Gracz (Avery Elle blog)
Heather Campbell
Kasia Curry
JJ Bolton
10 minutes craft dash challenge

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle fanfare set, to the point set
Ink: Fresh ink mango, ginger, provicial grey, memento tuxedo black
 
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Avery Elle November Release final day

Welcome to the final day of Avery Elle November release.  The stamp sets are available today. 

I have one more project to share today.  It is a quick Advent calendar using Count on it.  I was thinking about make muslin bags like this and maybe reuse it again.  But I am pretty sure I am not going to use it again.  So I used glassine bags instead.


I die cut some polka dot papers as the cover and stamped the number on the circle die cuts.  I'm still working on what to put inside the bags and what to write on the cards.  I am thinking about include lots Christmas scavenger hunt since my kids love scavenger hunt.  Any ideas are welcome.


Avery Elle stamps are also available at Simon Says Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Paper; unknown source
Stamp:
Avery Elle count on it

Ink: Fresh ink tomato red
Other: Twinery twine, glassine bags, Papertrey ink mat stack 5 die, Spellbinders circle die
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Avery Elle November Release Day 3


Welcome to the third day of Avery Elle November release. The stamp set we are featuring is Merry and Bright.

I used the sentiment from the set and Ikat background for my first card.


 
I used a lot stickles on the second card. 
 


Check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration.

Jamie Gracz (Avery Elle blog)
Kasia Curry
JJ Bolton

The products will go live in the store on the 5th. Avery Elle is giving away $25 credit. Each entry will be a Facebook like, comment on the Avery Elle blog or any Design Team release week post.

Also Avery Elle is now also available at Simon Says Stamps and one brick and mortar store in CA.  Check out Avery Elle for more detail.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:

Card 1:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp:
Avery Elle merry and bright stamp set, Ikat background set

Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Ranger Vividian
Other: Copics

Card 2::
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle Merry and bright set

Ink: Memento tuxedo black;
Other: Stickles
 
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Friday, November 2, 2012

Avery Elle November Release Day 2

Welcome to the second day of Avery Elle November release.  The stamp set we are featuring is Lovely Letters.  It is a very elegant font.  I love it also includes numbers and there are two versions of small case k and y.


The bases of the Lovely Letters set are designed so that they can be used to line up the individual stamps with one another. If they are stamped individually, they can be linked together to form a "seamless" word with no space between the letters.

Halloween is over and I am starting to plan for Thanksgiving.  Lovely Letters are perfect for some quick place cards.



The second project is a set of monogram stationary cards for my sister-in-law who is getting married next July.  I am super excited for them.  Their wedding colors are lavender and mint.  Isn't that so fresh and trendy!


I used Fanfare set for the background.  I also made the package for the cards.


Check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration.
Jamie Gracz (Avery Elle blog)
Kasia Curry
Heather Campbell

The products will go live in the store on the 5th. Avery Elle is giving away $25 credit. Each entry will be a Facebook like, comment on the Avery Elle blog or any Design Team release week post.

Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies:

Place cards:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp:
Avery Elle lovely letters stamp set,

Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Stationary card set:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle lovely letters set, Fanfare set

Ink: Ranger's Viridian,, Fresh ink  lavender, melon, Memento tuxedo black;

 


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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Avery Elle November Release Day 1

Hope everybody had lots of spooky fun yesterday.  I am sending my thoughts to all those affected by Sandy.

Today is the first day of Avery Elle November release.  We are featuring Warm Wishes stamp set.  Here is the stamp set.  There is also free svg file available as well for this set.


For my first card, I used one of the Christmas lights image and stamped the strings of Christmas lights.  The lines used to hang the lights is from another set of the release.


The second card is a Christmas wreath stamped with the small stamp in the set as well - the holly and leaves.  I used three different shades of green for the leaves.  Then I added red stickles to the hollies.


A Christmas mantel was die cut using the svg file for the third card. Then the mantel was stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used golden glitter paper to die cut the letters as the decoration for my mantel.


Check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration.
Jamie Gracz (Avery Elle blog)
JJ Bolton
Heather Campbell

The products will go live in the store on the 5th. Avery Elle is giving away $25 credit. Each entry will be a Facebook like, comment on the Avery Elle blog or any Design Team release week post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies:
Card 1:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp:
Avery Elle warm wishes stamp set,

Ink: Fresh ink strawberry, melon, mango, island, Ranger Vividian, Memento rich cocoa
Other: Recollections rhinestone stickers


Card 2:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle warm wishes set

Ink: Ranger's Viridian,, Fresh ink tomato red, basil, Memento pear tart
Other: rangers stickles


 Card 3:
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock
Stamp: Avery Elle warm wishes set

Ink: Ranger's Viridian,, Fresh ink tomato red, basil, Memento pear tart
Other: Avery Elle warm wished die, Papertrey ink letter die, glitter paper, recollections rhinestone stickers

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