Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Brand new Bountiful Basket!

Hello! Hope you had a relaxing long weekend!
Today, I am showing you the details of the Bountiful Basket Die Set
Jillian was inspired by one of her design team members, Lisa's, use of the Basket from the Spring Hootie the Owl Add On Die Set. She used it for a Christmas basket and we fell in love with that use of it!
So off to design a larger one to be filled with so many of the AJVD sets she already has in the online store!

So the die set comes with 4 dies: a basket, 2 drop in dies for the design on the basket and a nice generous sized bow! Because every basket needs a bow!

Shown in this photo is the the Deeply Embossed Drop in die. This is her first deeply embossed set in which the embossing accents on the die is a bit deeper than normal. The deeply embossed drop in, goes in the open part of the basket and can be cut with the basket all in one pass in the die cutting machine!

In this photo you can see how I used the Stitched Plaid Open Weave drop in, same thing place your basket die on the cutting plate, cutting side facing down on your cardstock, then drop in the Stitched Plaid Open Weave drop in, place on your top plate and run through! Presto all in one pass in the die cutting machine!
Then you can cut a plain one to layer underneath for dimension. With this one in the photo, I used Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink on the Kraft to give it more depth.

Here is a completed basket element for a card, using the Holly die from the Classic Candle Die Set and the Budding Branches die topped with Liquid Pearls in Gold by Ranger.

So many of her dies will work with this, Classic Candle Die Set has great elements and are perfectly sized.
Mini Spring Mix Die Set has flowers and leaves that work perfect because of their size as well as Spring Hootie Add On Die Set and  Hootie Halloween Add On Die Sets too!
Just so much fun and also has that element of the Stitched Plaid which is Jillian's best sellers in A2 & Slimline Cover plates!
The options are endless!!

Please see the video below for the visual of how to use it.

Here is the Bountiful Autumn Mini Release details! We are also so excited to have a coordinating die set for our Autumn Pumpkin Stamp Set!!!

Thank you for joining me today and enjoy your Bountiful Basket, they will start shipping around September 12th.

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Glitter Vintage Ornaments

Happy Friday!
I just can't believe it is September already, where did those last months go?
I am still in love with the Vintage Ornaments Die Set Jillian came out with in July!
The shape is perfect, the options are many!
So the Vintage Ornaments Die Set not only includes 2 sizes of ornament PLUS 2 shaker layers...which also make ornaments as well so basically you have 4 sizes to choose from.
It also features accent pieces you can place on your die cut to choose your OWN design!
Some are stitching only, some do small cut outs. Then add in the word dies and this set is a great value!

So today using the Vintage Ornaments Die Set, the Mini Bold Snowflake Die and Holiday Scripty Greetings Die Set, which I will say has been a HUGE hit at the in person shows we have done!!!
I did cut the Merry Christmas apart ~ you always have that option!
All done in Glitter Paper from my stash!
The Slimline Essentials Backdrop Die Set's largest layer is my base then the Slimline Stitched Plaid Cover Plate always adds that look of Elegance!
Again another easy peasy card to put together!
Thanks for joining me, watch next week for a new Mini Release Bountiful Autumn from A Jillian Vance Design!

Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Cute Pumpkin Tag!

Hello, Bunny here with a QUICK and easy tag!
(Because we leave for New York in a day!)
AND shout out to Sammy, Happy Anniversary...24 years today!
Thank you to him for supporting Jillian and I in our adventures!

Do you need a tag for a candy favor...this is so quick and cute!
I cut my Minnie Pearl Tag out of orange cardstock, then stamped the pumpkin face from the NEW Pumpkin Spice Stamp Set and also the sentiment and added a stem from the Fresh Foliage Die Set, a Black bow and a pear pin and done!
How cute would these be for the classroom kids! Or if you don't have younger kids, make 30 and gift them to a teacher to hand out!

Come see us in Auburn, NY (near Syracuse) and also in the  One of A Kind Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Group on Facebook for our Christmas in July Craft A Long on Saturday, July 31 at 5:45 EST!

Join us for the Pumpkin Craft A Long on September 14th in the One of A Kind Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Group on Facebook.
You can purchase the bundle HERE
Thank you for joining me today and have a blessed weekend!


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Friday, July 23, 2021

Lets Sew a Pumpkin!

Happy Friday!
I am BACK with another darling idea for the Pumpkin Create A Card Die Set!

So when I was in 2nd grade, my mom made Pumpkin Bean Bags for my classmates for our Halloween party. Well when we got this die in our hands, I looked at it ~ As if I hadn't see it during the design stages ~ and said "Oh my goodness, this brings back so many memories and I have to get some felt!"
So here it is!
EASY peasy! So I cut 2 layers of felt in Orange, the face out of black, the stem out of a rusty brown and then the green leaf! Then glued on the pieces, used my sewing machine to sew around the edges leaving the stem open. Then I purchased a bag of Poly Pellets from Joann's to use as filler.
I used a funnel and a knitting needle to stuff it full! Then I sewed the top shut! 
You could also hand stitch around it if you wish. 
But that is IT! So cute. We have a couple of them laying around in our show booth.
A lot of people don't know our dies will cut felt! YES they will! Which adds more projects to the list!

Join us for the Pumpkin Craft A Long on September 14th in the One of A Kind Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Group on Facebook.
You can purchase the bundle HERE
Thank you for joining me today and have a blessed weekend!

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Who wants to make a Pumpkin Shaker?

Hello and Welcome Back to another Pumpkin card!!!
This die set is so versatile and fun to use! 
Tomorrow I will have another fun idea to use it for as well.

So Jillian is all about Shaker Cards, she always has been since she started cardmaking at 10.
So it is certainly like her to add a shaker layer to this die set.
So when you want to create a shaker, here is how I do it, which isn't the only way, but how SHE taught me!
I use Craft Foam from your big box store. I place it on the cutting plate, then put a piece of cardstock I am using for the pumpkin, then I center the largest pumpkin shaped die, with the middle piece that is the 2nd largest, CENTERED in the largest die. I use my Purple Tape or Post It Tape and then cut it all at once, that way your frame and the craft foam is exactly the same.
Then I use the largest die and cut my back piece and also a sheet of acetate.
Then, glue the acetate to the front cardstock frame. TIP: I use a dryer sheet to remove any static from that acetate so the sequins won't stick to it!
Then glue the craft foam layer to that waiting until it is dry to proceed. Lay your sequins down on your back cardstock piece, THEN glue down that front frame/acetate piece and TADA...you just created a shaker card!
Have a great day and see you back here tomorrow!

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

A little Sparkly Pumpkin Face!

Hello! Today I have more of a Halloween Glitter Pumpkin!

I am STILL in love with this Pumpkin Create A Card! There are so many options! It can be fall or it can be Halloween or it can be a Glitter Halloween!
I used a little Vintage Photo Distress Oxide to "dirty" up the bright orange cardstock on this card as well. I feel like the bright orange was just too bright. This photo doesn't do the glitter justice! I used the Light Gold Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter on the oval under the oval that I cut the Jack O Lantern face from!
No sentiment needed on this, let the glitter shine through!
This card can be created by folding the card stock just under the stem cut line to create a fold there.
OR you can cut 2 of the base pumpkins and score the bottom one and glue the stems above that score line.

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


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