Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Hello, Bunny here and I am back with two cards, with different background color schemes...sometimes it is fun to see which one you like best! I am mixed on these however, each has their unique look.
I layered tone on tone for the Slimline Essentials and Slimline Checkerboard Cover Plate, I love that look!
Then used the light pink for the poinsettias which made them POP off the card!
Using the Petal Pusher and Shape up Mat helps them to pop as well.
I attached the Holiday Scripty Greetings sentiments just touching the tops of the poinsettias, you don't always have to have a sentiment laying flat! I attached them with the Just Glue It in a couple of spots on the poinsettia petals.
I was going to use the Fresh Cut Pine, but decided on the Budding Branches and added some Ranger Stickles to them! Perfect little touch of glitter!
This is an elegant card that actually didn't take long to create both of them!

With the black it is harder to see the Slimline Checkerboard Cover Plate in the photo.
But it certainly is stunning in person!

Budding Branches with a bit of Stickles

So the white background is very elegant too! The touches of gold and the stickles on the Budding Branches coordinate.

These Budding Branches give a delicate touch where as the ones on the black background are a little more bold!
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Have a Blessed Holiday Season, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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Stay safe and Healthy!

Thursday, December 17, 2020

From our Nest...and a Spring Card too!

Happy Thursday!
Jillian's' virtual events are over for the year, but I was thinking so what did we use, that MANY people already have and how can I show them a new idea with those products!
So I came up with this darling Winter Birdie (aka Spring Birdie) Slimline Card!
We had SO MUCH fun this year doing the Virtual Events in two Groups.
Most of the die cuts on this card, are from items that came in the bundles!
So grab your supplies and make one for yourself!  Don't forget to check out the Spring one further on down the post!

I wanted to add a little bling to the snow drifts and the Cozy Cottage Birdhouse roof and bottom trim so I used Elizabeth Crafts adhesive and their wonderful Silk Fine Glitter in Cool Diamond I also used their True Red Silk Fine Glitter for the bow!
The snow drifts and roof trim on the birdhouse is from the Sweet Gingerbread Add On that coordinates with the Cozy Cottage Birdhouse.
The Bow, Poinsettia and Pine are all from the Classic Candle Die Set and I used the Petal Pusher and Shape Up Mat Combo to shape the poinsettia.
Spring Birdie in Red makes a great red cardinal for Winter and the Sentiment Strips in the Slimline Essentials are perfect for the sentiments from the New Nest Stamp Set
I also used a Sentiment Strip for the post and embossed it using our INKBoss INKpression Plate. 
Topped it off with Snowflakes from A Cool Friend Coordinating Die Set.
I think it makes a darling winter slimline card with items that most of our Virtual Event people already own!

A Jillian Vance Design products used: for the Spring one!
This one I was inspired by one that a Lawn Fawn designer did.
Jillian has always said, if I didn't have a company, Lawn Fawn would fill the craft room!
This is another variation of the winter card, only using the Mini Spring Mix Die Set that is BRAND NEW!!!

The Clouds are from the Peace, Love & Rainbows Slimline Circle Window Cover Plate and are covered in Elizabeth Crafts Silk Glitter in Cool Diamond.
The grass tufts are from the Hootie the Owl Spring Add On Set, it is adorable and makes Hootie into a Bunny or a Flower!
The Lady Bug is in the Mini Spring Mix Die Set as well.
I also used a Sentiment Strip for the post and embossed it using our INKBoss INKpression Plate for this one too!
How fun would a FALL one be with a Black Bird!!!

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Have a great weekend and thanks for joining me today!
Stay safe and Healthy!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Introducing the Mini Spring Mix!

Happy Thursday! 
Do you ever just wake up with a card idea in your head? That was me this week!
And for came out like I wanted!

I am in LOVE this with the new Mini Spring Mix Die Set! And when you use the Petal Pusher & Shape Up Mat can pop those little flowers right out!
Jillian designed it to be used with the Minnie Pearl Bookmark Die, and sized it accordingly. is the perfect compliment to her Slimline Window Die Sets. 
Here I used the Slimline Heart Windows and Words Die Set and layered it on the Slimline Stitched Plaid Cover Plate which was then layered on the largest die from the Slimline Essentials Die Set.
All in the SAME color of pink cardstock!
I love the miniature flowers and foliage in this set, she also included a butterfly and lady bug! And also has fall and winter leaves and flowers.
They are grouped together in several plates so you aren't dealing with little dies all separate.
The word die "love" comes with the  Slimline Heart Windows and Words Die Set along with "faith" and hope"
This would be a great Valentine card, wedding or anniversary card!
The foliage is pretty bendable and once you glue it, it works great around shapes!
I can't wait to try more with the other window Slimline sets!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags ~ A Jillian Vance Design

Welcome to the
I want to thank Tracey for inviting A Jillian Vance Design again this year. Always fun to create Christmas tags!
Please visit  Tracey's Blog for all the inspiration from so many companies!

A Jillian Vance Design is proud to be a sponsor again this year!

For my tag I used several A Jillian Vance Design sets.

I wanted to honor the teachers, who during this virus crisis has really put in the hours of long work and preparation for their students. Jillian, thankfully is done with school and college, but we loved her teachers she has had through the years!

I created the Tag using the Stitch Doe In and Out Circle Backdrop Die Set, this set adds a stitch dot accent on BOTH sides of the cutting line so you can use your negative cut in your creations as well!
then added the every popular Rudy from Rudy and Friends! The Lights on his antlers is from the new Sam E. Snowman set, I added some Elizabeth Crafts Silk Microfine Glitter to them so she just SHINE in the night! Same for Rudy's nose, the True Red Silk Microfine Glitter is just so vibrant!
Got my 
ornament cap, I used the Elf Hat from Santa and Friends and then the one sentiment die cut from Stitched Sentiment Quartet Die Set. Then for the Banner, it is from Vintage Frame Backdrop Die Set ~ fit perfectly on the bottom of my Stitched Dot In and Out Circle Backdrop.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Fall and Winter Coffee Hop ~ Hug in a Mug

Welcome to the Fall and Winter Coffee Blog Hop we are happy you are here and proud to be a Super Sponsor yet again!
Please go to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog for all the inspiration of the hop and Join in by making a coffee themed card and post on your blog! Lots of GREAT prizes!

Here is a little Hug in a Mug with a touch of Christmas!

The Classic Candle Die Set accessories are the perfect size for the Cozy Cup Die Set!
Added some Elizabeth Crafts Designs Silk Microfine Glitter and it is ready for sending!
Check out the "steam" and sugar cubes, that is where that ECD Glitter is!
the Sentiment is from Coffee and Books Stamp Set and fits perfectly on the tag from the Minnie Pearl Bookmark set!
Of course my favorite cover plate Jillian's Signature Polka Dot is the perfect backdrop!

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Thanks for joining me today! Enjoy the Hop and get inspired!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Ghoul Friends!

Hootie as a Ghost??? Well we were vendors at an IN PERSON Stamp and Scrapbook Show last week in Sevierville Tennessee and someone asked if we had a ghost.  I explained how I took one of the Oval dies, then used our Elegant Edges to create a "ghost bottom". So when I came home, I thought Hmmm. what can make a ghost besides an I thought Hootie then use the Elegant Edges like I did on the oval. 
While cutting it out, I dropped Hootie and he landed upside down...BAM a GHOST!!!
How cute is THIS!

So just turn Hootie upside down and make some cards for your Ghoul Friends!!!
Those little bows are from the Sweet Gingerbread Die Set and the sentiment from Happy Halloween Stamp set!
If you need your sentiment strips to be shorter than the dies included in the Slimline Essentials, just stamp your sentiment, then place the die on the strip where you want to cut it off, then "lock" in the stitching accent and die cut again, and you have a shorter strip but still keep the stitching accent all the way around! Easy Peasy!

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