Friday, December 30, 2016

You're So Sweet

Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a tutorial over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. With the New Year almost upon us, I thought it was a great time to get a head start on birthday cards that we might need to give out during the year. Today I have created a birthday card using the Speech Bubbles Edgy Options and the Macarons die sets.

Here is how I created my card:

1.  Cut a piece of white cardstock which measures 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches. Score and fold along the 11 inch side to get a 4 1/4 inch x 5 1/2 inch top folding card.
  • Cut a piece of striped designer paper that measures 4 1/4 inches square and adhere to the front of the fold card so that the bottom section of the card is covered.

 2.  Cut a piece of pink polka dotted designer paper which is 4 1/4 inches x 3 3/4 inches. Place the Stitched Speech Bubble from the Speech Bubbles Edgy Options die set approx 2 inches up from the bottom of the designer paper and run through die cutting machine.
  • Using black ink, stamp the "You're so sweet" sentiment from the General Sentiments Clear Stamp set to the centre of the speech bubble.
  • Adhere to the top of the front of the card.

3. Using the Macarons die set, die cut the following:
  • (8) Oval Macarons using White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (4) Scallop Ovals using White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.

  • Using distress inks color two of each oval shape in the same color.
  • Remove the adhesive tape from the scallop ovals and cover each oval using Silk Microfine Glitter in the following colors: Fuchsia; Spring Peridot; Dark Mint and Yellow. 

  • Assemble each of the macarons as per photo above.
  • Attach the macarons to the lower right hand side of the front of the card using foam tape. (refer to photo above for positioning)

4. Adhere the designer paper which was left over from when you die cut the Speech Bubble for the front of the card to the lower inside of the card.
  • Using black ink, stamp the "Happy Birthday" and "Wishing You A Colourful Day" to the inside of the card using black ink.
  • Color the bottom sentiment to match the colors of the macarons.
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Designer Paper - Echo Park Blue Sky 12 x 12 Paper; Pink Polka Dot 12 x 12 Paper
Inks - Black; Picked Raspberry Distress Ink; Evergreen Bough Distress Ink; Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink; Twisted Citron Distress Ink
Foam Tape
Die Cutting Machine

Thursday, December 29, 2016

2016 Year in Review (Part 2)

Hi everyone,

We are another day closer to New Years Eve .... did 2016 go by as fast for you as it did for me??

Yesterday I post part 1 of my Year in Review. Here is part two! Of course it was hard to decide which cards/projects were my favorites as I have created soooo many that I love!

Here is the selection I came up with, if you click on the card you will be taken to the original blog post.

July 2016

August 2016

September 2016

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

Well that's it for me for my look back at what I did for 2016. Thank you all for continuing to visit my blog. Happy New Year to you all!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2016 Year in Review (Part 1)

Hi everyone,

Well we only have a few more days left of 2016, I think overall it has been a pretty good year for me and I hope it was for you all too. 

It is always hard to select just one or two cards / projects for each month, especially when I have created so many! This year I have approx 350 blog posts for 2016, wow that sounds a lot when you look back like this!

This year seeing that it is so hard to select just one, I am going to do this review in two parts, today and tomorrow and have decided 3 or 4 cards/projects for each month.

Here is the selection I came up with, if you click on the card it will take you to the original post.

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

April 2016

May 2016

June 2016

Well that is it for the first 6 months, I will be back tomorrow with part 2 of my year in review. Thanks for looking, if you got this far.