Thursday, August 14, 2014

Introducing Sam E. Snowman!

Jillian wanted a shaker Snowman die so. . .
Introducing Sam E. Snowman!
In collaboration with Melyssa from Whimsie Doodles we created a darling shaker snowman with many options!    The longer scarf piece doubles as his hat band, you can add holly, a star or a snowflake to his hat or surroundings.  Use the button for his belly and you can make it a shaker card using the inner circle die OR just a plain snowman with no cut out like Jillian did in this blog post.  The inner circle will leave stitching on the negative cut of his body to give a special accent to your shaker card.

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Using Simply Snowflakes Stamp Set, I stamped my Polka Dot Backdrop Die cut out of navy cardstock with Ranger Embossing Ink then using Frosted White embossing powder heat set.  I wanted a frosty chalkboard look so I just rubbed chalk over those embossed snowflakes! Then taking a dry cloth, lightly rubbed over it to show more of the navy background.
To learn how to create a shaker card, go to the A Jillian Vance Design Blog for more details HERE!

You can see the stitching around the shaker part of the snowman.  I also used Want2Scrap Baby Bling in Black for his eyes.

 Using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares, I popped up the banner and the holly leaves from the Holly & Swirls Die Set
The sentiment is from a new set to be released ~ Frosty. Frosty has great snowman sentiments as well as a primitive snowman to stamp as well.
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Other products:
 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares
Want2Scrap Baby Bling
Ranger Embossing Ink
Ranger Frosted White Embossing Powder
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Craft Foam
Acetate Sheet

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Glossy 3D Poinsettia Christmas Card with Video Tutorial

Wow, where has this summer gone?  We are less than a month away from school starting again.
But right now it is Christmas in July over at the A Jillian Vance Design blog!


The new Leaves & Petals set from A Jillian Vance Design has so many options!
Check out my post and  How To Video HERE!
(will be linked as soon as it loads!)
I using the three smooth edged leaves, I cut 5 each in Red cardstock.
I then cut three berries from the  Holly & Swirls Die Set for the center.in yellow cardstock.
I used a Circle Backdrop for my base to glue the leaves to.  I arranged and layered to achieve the look of a poinsettia!   I added Glossy Accents to the entire flower as shown in the photo below.

Glossy Accents over entire flower.

I also used  3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to "pop" up the poinsettia as shown in the photo below.
Side view to see it POP!

If you would like more information on how to turn the  Leaves & Petals Die Set into a beautiful poinsettia, please watch this video!




Other supplies:
Archival Ink in Jet Black,  Embossing Ink in Clear, Clear Embossing Powder and Glossy Accents all by Ranger
 EZ Runner and 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Quick Dry Glue by Scotch
WorldWin Paper





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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ghostly Greetings!

Well the A Jillian Vance Design Quilt Dies can be used for ANY occasion!
I am playing along with the Wonderful Words Challenge at Moxie Fab Blog {found HERE!}AGAIN!



I did this 8 x 8 layout for a display at one of Jillian's shows.
The Ghosts are actually the Owl Duo Die turned upside down and googly eyes added! Easy Peasy!
The Quilt dies that were released in January 2014, are so versatile, use them as a center piece on a card or layout, change up the colors for Holidays or any occasion, use plain or printed card stock for totally different looks!
There are 5 Quilt Block die in all!  All are dual purpose which means they have stitching on the OUTSIDE of the cutting line as well, so it leaves that stitching on the negative cut of the paper so it can also be used in your projects!
Thanks for stopping by today!  Halloween is approaching FAST!

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