Happy Valentine's Day with Rinea Foiled Papers

 Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea blog with  this sweet Valentine's Day candle and matching card.

I love candle jars but find them boring.  So I took some of the beautiful colors of Rinea Foiled Papers and decorated this jar with a Valentine's Day theme.

Start by tearing both edges of a strip of Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and glue it around the jar.  Cut Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper slightly smaller and also wrap it around the jar.  I didn't tear the edges of the gold layer because I wanted the contrast.

Next cut a layer of Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and wrap it around the jar.  Again, don't tear the edges.

I die cut a row of hearts from Ruby Starstruck then glued the hearts around the candle.  The 10" long die means it wraps around the jar perfectly.

For the top I die cut a doily from Ruby/Gold Glossy and adhered it to a Silver/Gold Glossy circle.  Then I adhered it to the top.

Since you can't give a gift without a card, I also created a Valentine's Day card with the same elements.

The Silver/Gold Foiled panel was embossed with a heart embossing folder.

The card was created with layers of Ruby/Gold Glossy, Gold/Gold Glossy and the Silver/Gold Glossy embossed panel.  Another doily was created from Ruby Starstruck and added to the card.

Happy Valentine's Day was stamped and added across the card.

To finish I added large silver baubles.

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Thank You Sewing Card

 Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a sweet thank you card for someone who is an avid sewer.


Blank Page Muse Stamp:  Vintage Sewing Art Rubber Stamps
White, Black and Tan Cardstock
Die: Spellbinders
Thread: Whiskers Graphics

Cut cardstock to fit card front.
Repeatedly stamp the buttons and pins stamps across the panel using blank ink.

I kept the images together, but you could easily cut them apart and use them separately.

Ink with several colors of distress inks in yellow and orange to create a vintage effect.

Ink the edges with brown ink.

Mat the panel with black ink.
Punch holes and thread several buttons with twine and tie off.
Add a wood "thanks" to a die cut oval and adhere to the card.

Finish by adding the panel to a tan card.

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Bowdabra Decorative Wine Bottle

Hi everyone, I'm on the Bowdabra blog with a decorative wine bottle.

Place ribbon in the Bowdabra leaving a 5" tail.

Pass the ribbon through the Bowdabra creating large loops.

Create 5 loops on each side of the Bowdabra, making the top loops a little smaller.

Pull up on the bow wire and tie off.

Wrap the bottle with tissue paper and use the bow wire to tie the ribbon to the bottle. 

Since I used wired ribbon, it's easy to form the loops once the bow has been tied to the bottle.

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Fairy Condos

Hi everyone, it's Thursday and my day to share another Fairy Stamper project. 

I used Ranger Distress Oxide Inks in Faded Jeans, Speckled Egg, Dried Marigold and Tattered Rose for the background, blending the colors together.

Using the Fairy Condo stamp set, I stamped the condos, colored them with Copic Markers and fussy cut them.

Adding a die cut tree to the left side, I hung 4 condos from the tree branches.  One of the condos fell off the tree and the several of  the Condo Dwellers are helping put it back.

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Happy Valentine's Day

 Hi everyone, I have a pretty set of Valentine's Day cards on the Dies R Us blog.

I love the new Tutti slimline dies and this background die is no exception.  I used Rinea Foiled Papers for a fun Valentine effect.

Remember to save all the die cut hearts.

After die cutting this panel from Blush/Gold Foiled Paper, I matted it on black cardstock for contrast.

I die cut another panel using Blush Starstruck Foiled Paper and matted it on Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper for a true Valentine effect.

Selecting a bunch of the die cut hearts, I used the Best Glue Ever to adhere the Blush Starstruck hearts on the black panel.  I didn't add all the hearts as I wanted some of the black background show.  

Stamp the ladies from the Julie Nutting collection, color with Copic Markers, or another marker of choice, then fussy cut them to fit the cards.

Wrap each panel with ribbon then adhere the panels to cards.  Die cut Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and Silver Starstruck Foiled Paper using Tutti Designs Stitched Rectangle Slimline die and adhere to each card slightly off center.   These panels will be used to anchor the stamped images.  Adhere the ladies to the cards, placing a Valentine's Day sentiment at the bottom.

Stop by the Dies R Us Store to see all the amazing dies that are available.

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Hearts For You

Hi everyone, Valentine's Day is coming and it's time to get those cards ready.

Create a card from black cardstock and cut pattern paper to fit.
Stamp the image and color with Copic Markers.
Die cut the colored image and mat with black cardstock.

Assemble all layers using Tape Runner.
Use Liquid Pearls and Nuvo Drops to add dimension to the hearts and flowers.

This card went together quickly and easily courtesy of  Tape Runner.  
If you have a number of cards to make this year, consider setting them up assembly line style.
You'll be done in no time!!

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Celebrating You with TLC Designs

 Hi everyone, I've got a new card to share using some fun dies from TLC Designs.

I'm using the Daisy Frame Die, which consists of 11 dies and I used all of them on this card!

The largest die is the perfect size for a card.  After folding cardstock, I placed the die slightly off the folded edge so the panel would remain in tact.   To create the full effect of the die, I die cut another layer.

Adhering the layers together, you get a perfect card.

Keeping with the purple theme, I die cut each frame, adding just a hint of pattern paper on the first layer.

I die cut the smallest layer from white cardstock onto which I stamped a phrase.  Again, keeping with the purple theme, I inked the edges of this layer.  I die cut the daisy from white and green cardstock as I wasn't sure which one I wanted to use, and also die cut the petals from yellow cardstock.

Once I assembled the card, I added the petals to the daisy, then added it to the card, gluing just the stem and the edges of the daisy so it appears to float on the card.  Inside I die cut additional layers from the same papers to finish the card.

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Be Happy Swinging Fairy

 Hi everyone, it's Thursday and my day to share another Fairy Stamper project. 

I started by inking a panel of white cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold and Speckled Egg.

Die cutting the center from the panel, I stamped the Fairy Swing in Versa Fine Clair Pinecone and Tiana in Versa Fine Clair Nocturne.  I inked the edges with Distress Ink in Faded Jeans before matting with dark blue cardstock.  Using brads, I added them to the flowers.  The stamped panel was added back on the inked panel, matted with white cardstock and added to a blue card.

Be happy was die cut from blue cardstock and added to the card.

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