Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Sweet Coffee Card

Hello and I am back today with another "sweet" coffee card!
Check out the Fall Winter Coffee Hop from the link below, lots of inspiration and prizes. 
A Jillian Vance Design is proud to be a Super Sponsor again this year!


This cute Cool Cat is enjoying some sweet coffee!
Who doesn't like a little sugar in the form of peppermint candy!
For this card I started with a Black base cut from the Basic Rectangle Backdrop, added a white layer from the Stitch Dot Rectangle Backdrop set. Then  Cozy Cup is perfect for the Cool Cat!
Sentiment is from More Coffee and Jesus Stamp Set.
The Candy Cane Stencil and Die Set, plus the Candy Swirls Stencil cut with the Stitch Dot In and Out Backdrop Die set. They are perfectly sized for the circle dies.
Thanks for visiting today! Have a great weekend!



Check out the original post here:   http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/23059
We are honored to be a Super Sponsor! 
This hop celebrates coffee lovers everywhere with great projects, awesome giveaways, and a lot of inspiration! A BIG Thank You to Amy Tsuruta for all her hard work she does for this hop to even happen and it is all run so smoothly!

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Friday, November 3, 2023

Fall and Winter Coffee Hop 2023

Check out the original post here:   http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/23059
We are honored to be a Super Sponsor! 
This hop celebrates coffee lovers everywhere with great projects, awesome giveaways, and a lot of inspiration! A BIG Thank You to Amy Tsuruta for all her hard work she does for this hop to even happen and it is all run so smoothly!
Here is my card for the hop!
Who doesn't like a Santa Mug?

This was a quick and easy card but has a big impact!
Starting with a White Basic Rectangle Backdrop die cut, then I layered a Black Signature Polka Dot Cover Plate die cut on top. Added the Red Mug from Hug in a Mug Die Set, that cute buckle is from the Witch Hat Shaker Die Set and band from So Many Stitched Sentiments die set. Cute Candy Canes Die and Stencil Set and Candy Swirls Stencils, added to that yummy Hot Chocolate (I am not a coffee drinker!) whipped cream created by using the Stitched Scalloped Circle Backdrop Die Set.
The sentiment is from Sweet Treats Stamp set, stamped on a So Many Stitched Sentiments strip!
Thank you for hopping with us!





Saturday, September 2, 2023

National Coffee Day

Hello and Welcome to the 2023 National Coffee Day Hop!
We are honored to be a part of this hop!
If you want to start from the beginning, go to this link: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/22754

To visit the AJVD Blog and original post, hop on over here:  https://blog.ajillianvancedesign.com/2023/09/welcome-to-national-coffee-day-hop.html
There is also a drawing you can enter to win a Brewtiful Stamp Set.


For this fun card, I started with the Basic Rectangle Backdrop in orange and layered a Stitched Rectangle Backdrop in white, under a Signature Polka Dot Cover Plate die cut. Then added the Mug from Hug in a Mug in Orange and black, using the Pumpkin Face from Perfect Pumpkin Die Set to create that cute little Jack'O Lanter face. The Steam cut in Vellum is from Hug in a Mug Die Set as well. Added a couple of leaves from that same set. The lettters Coffee are Mini Headline Type as well as the So Many Sentiments Strip in Black as the base for the word Coffee.
Added You Make me Smile from Pumpkin Spice stamp set on another So Many Sentiments Strip and it is done!
Here is my more elegant fall card.


For this fun card, I started with the Basic Rectangle Backdrop in brown and layered a Stitched Rectangle Backdrop in cream but ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks in Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon. Then used the Houndstooth Cover Plate die cut as a stencil and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide to create the upper background.
Then using the Ornamental Octagon Stencil and Carved Pumpkin, I created a "table cloth" of sorts. 
Using a brown 1/4" sentiment strip as my "table". The mug is from Hug in a Mug die set stenciled using the Signature Polka Dot Stencil and silver ink.
The beautiful mum is our Garden Mum that came out this summer, layered in a rusty red cardstock and surrounded by leaves from our Prize Poinsettia! The vellum steam is from Cozy Cup! Pumpkin Spice Stamp set and a Mini Slimline Banner complete the card.

Thanks again for hoping! Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, May 26, 2023

Shadow Box

Hello, Bunny here and I am back with a really fun project. 
I already made a shadow box using several of Jillian's floral dies including the new Bold Blooms Mega Die Set and her Garden Mum Mega Die Set
We displayed it at the Akron stamp show and everyone loved it. Photos of that coming soon. It has glass so I have struggled getting a good photo without a reflection!
Walking through Target the other day,  I found this small round metal tray in the Dollar Spot! Immediately I thought that would be perfect for a shadow box!

I started cutting the Bold Blooms Mega Die Set  in white cardstock, then the Garden Mum Mega Die Set in a beautiful rusty red cardstock!
To create these beautiful roses using the Bold Blooms Mega Die Set, you will need 4 of the largest size. This is also if you want to create smaller ones, just cut 4 of the largest size you want them to be.
Two of those, you will turn the petals down, then the other two you will turn the petals up. I use the Petal Pusher and Shape Up Mat. You can also use the Petal Pusher and use it as if you were curling ribbon by holding the die cut in the middle and curling those petals either up or down.
Then you will need 2 of each of the smaller sizes, in which you turn so they fill in the spaces in the petals, so they are offset from each other.
 I recommend only using 3 or 4 more sets, that way it leaves the rose a little open in the middle. Those will need the petals curled up, so they curl in towards the center. I used the Delightful Daisy Jr Die Set for the leaf on the roses.
For the Mums, you will cut 2 of each of the sizes of the Garden Mum Mega Die Set, plus on this I used the medium and small center and layered them together.
The petals I curled up slightly to make a cupped shape. Layer as many as you wish, just offsetting them to create fullness. The leaves are from the same set.
I added some Budding Branches in chocolate cardstock.
To attach the flower blossoms, I used foam dots and foam tape. I used Jillian's Just Glue It for the leaves and branches.

I am so happy with how it came out! I glued, using Just Glue It and a 3M hanger on the back so I can hang it in the show booth for all to see!



Thank you for stopping by today!

A Jillian Vance Design will have a shipping delay during the dates of May 25 - June 21. Jillian and I will be on the road for several events, We will be home 1 day, June 6th and hope to get them out at that time. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

If you are in Arlington. Texas, come see us at the Great American Scrapbook Convention
June 16 & 17, 2023 at the Esports Stadium and Expo Center.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

A Red Poppy!

Hello and Happy Thursday! 
These weeks just fly by!
Today I have a card that really drew a lot of attention at the show!
Everyone is loving the Bold Blooms Mega Die Set.
It is so versatile as it can be shaped to look like a poppy, or a rose!
And the possibilities are endless with your imagination and ability to shape it how you want it! 


First I started with a white Slimline Essentials Backdrop for my card base, then added the Slimline Signature Polka Dot Cover Plate
Cut the Flower Pot in Kraft cardstock, stamped with a sentiment from Welcome Spring Stamp Set in Jet Black Archival. 
To create the stem, I used the Top Stitch Edges Die Set, it brand new and has unlimited possibilities as well!
the leaves are cut from Garden Mum Mega Die Set.
The Poppy is cut from Bold Blooms and using my Petal Pusher and Shape Up Mat, I shaped the petals down so they pop off the card. I then adhered it using a foam dot so it kept the shape of the petals and didn't flatten them out.
I just used the smaller petal layers to create the little blooms. I used a Want2Scrap Baby Bling in Black in the middle of them, and a larger one in the middle of the large bloom.

My card from May 3rd, was very similar using the Garden Mum Mega Die Set. Both are awesome sets that can be shaped in so many ways!
Thank you for stopping by today!

A Jillian Vance Design will have a shipping delay during the dates of May 25 - June 19. Jillian and I will be on the road for several events, and Sam will be shipping. He will be shipping in groups, so it may be a 3 day delay. Thank you for your patience and understanding!


If you are in Arlington. Texas, come see us at the Great American Scrapbook Convention
June 16 & 17, 2023 at the Esports Stadium and Expo Center.




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Friday, May 5, 2023

2023 Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Hop


Hello and welcome to the 2023 Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Hop


Today I have a fun little Coffee and Jesus card, using the New Square Quatrefoil Create a Card Die Set, the New Itsy Bitsy Florals Die Set, Stitch Dot Hexagon Backdrop Die SetAfternoon Tea Die Set and the New More Coffee and Jesus Stamp Set!  

Jillian came out with More Coffee and Jesus Stamp Set because it is the "best of" her coffee sets. At shows we get requests for this sentiment with this sentiment on a set. These are the ones most customers wanted together! She then came out with the brand new set to fulfil those customer requests!
Thanks for stopping by today!


Head on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog for a chance to win the Hug in a Mug Stamp Set