Friday, July 3, 2015

Faux Shaker Cards

So I was thinking, how can I make a shaker card without having to cut and glue craft foam?
Well then it dawned on me... Gloss Accents!!!
So here is my first (of many) Faux Shaker Cards.
I am using the fun new Christmas Lights Shaker Dies by A Jillian Vance Design!
So to make my "green cord" I used the NEW Slippery Slopes & Stitched Clouds die set.  It features several options of 4 different line shapes.  Each border die only cuts the line and stitching on each side of that line.  So you can make slopes, wavy lines etc.  BUT if cut once, then placed close to that first cut line, you can make a CORD for your Christmas Lights!
I then arranged my Scarlet Satin Sequins how I wanted them trying not to have them too perfectly lined up. Then here is where the MAGIC begins...take your Glossy Accents and put it just inside the cardstock line, then work toward the middle being careful NOT to touch the nozzle to the paper ~ or you will pick up sequins with it.  In that case, use your craft pick to place them back where they need to go.  And let dry over night.  Do not touch them or you will have your fingerprint embedded forever! 
And there you have the look of a Shaker card, without the layers of acetate and craft foam.
This is just another fun option!
I stamped the sentiment in Classic Cherry Ranger Dye Ink on a new sentiment strip that is included in a die set we can't reveal just yet.
A Jillian Vance Design Products Used:


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Who Knew? Dual Use Watering Can Die Set


Today I am featuring the new Watering Can Die Set.  Our friend Lisa (Lisa's Ink, Paint and Paper) sent me a photo of a card she made using it too . . .she made it a Coffee Mug!
Who knew!!! When Jillian and I worked on this, we didn't even see anything but a watering can! 
Thank you to Lisa for showing us another use!

So I decided to make a card using Simply Said: Coffee and Jesus Stamp Set and stamp it on a "Mug" made from the {die}signer Pocket and Watering Can Die Set.


See the full story on the A Jillian Vance Design Blog HERE!


A Jillian Vance Design supplies:
Ranger Ink Wendy Vecchi Signature in Potting Soil
Ranger Mini Glue Stick
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Simple Stories SN@P Lights Color Vibe Paper

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Hooray for Today!

Graduation will be here in just 6 short weeks! YIKES!  
Thank goodness Jillian still has 2 years to go!
Introducing the Graduation Collection from A Jillian Vance Design!
This fun Graduation Cap and Tassel Die Set has so many options!
Jillian wanted to design a shaker Grad Cap so here it is!
It features two sections (happy accident) that you can either create shaker elements or
use the school colors to inlay into the hat!  Also features stitching accents on the hat as well as the tassel. 
The set also comes with an extra tassel die so you can coordinate the colors as well, a button for the center, come confetti to use in a shaker and a bow to accent a diploma.
Also shown on this card is the new Congrats Grad Stamp set diplomas and sentiment and the Graduation Trio {DIE}alogue Word Dies.
All coordinating elements to made every Graduation card or layout special!
I chose Black and Orange as those are her school colors!
Hop on over to the A Jillian Vance Design Blog HERE to see complete details!

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