Autumn Tree Foiled Card

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea blog with a new fall card using assorted dies.

Using the Lawn Fawn Quilted Die, I die cut Jade/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper, removing some of the bottom panels creating a fun effect.  I then matted the panel with kraft and red cardstock before adding it to a green card.  Then I adhered a strip of burlap across the center of the card.

I found this great fall stamp which I stamped on white cardstock and die cut.  I then matted it with a larger Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper die and added it to the card with foam adhesives.   Then the leaves were added  to the left side, slightly overlapping the phrase.

Happy Fall.

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Always Grateful Cards

Hi everyone, I've got another project for Dies R Us.

Tutti Designs has some wonderful dies and this particular Grateful die is perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving season. 

I die cut the image from gray and orange cardstocks, then used the opposite color to fill in the pumpkins, giving them definition.  

For additional definition, I die cut green cardstock for the leaf sprays.   Using The Best Glue Ever, I adhered the layers together.

The die cuts are approximately 4" square and are perfect for the focal points of my cards.  The panels were inked with brown ink then matted with cardstock.  I created  5 1/2" square cards, added pattern papers and strips of burlap across the centers, placing the panels on top.

To finish, I added gems to the flowers using The Best Glue Ever.

Please stop by the Dies R Us Store to see all the dies that are available!

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Christmas Gift Bags with Clearscraps

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog sharing mini pallet shape gift tags.

I love creating personalized gift bags for small Christmas gifts.  And these mini pallet shapes were ideal to use as tags.

Using the Bell Mini Pallet Shape and the  Long Bulb Mini Pallet Shape, I painted each with red and green paints.

Stickles were added to the tops for dimension and then ribbons were tied to the tops.

Using white gift bags, I adhered pattern paper layers, then folded the tops down.
Twine was added behind the ribbon and used to tie the mini pallets to each gift bag.

Finally I used metal dies with  Rinea Glossy Gold/Gold Foiled Paper to die cut words which were then adhered to the center of each pallet.

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Proxxon Acorn

Hi everyone, I'm on the Proxxon blog with a Harvest Acorn.

Fall is here and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  It's time to start showcasing new Fall and Thanksgiving projects.

I drew an acorn on a piece of plywood then used the Scroll Saw to easily cut it out,

Next, I used the Delta Sander to sand the acorn.  It's angled head allows me to get into the small areas.

I painted the acorn with brown paint, then masked off the top portion.  Using a stencil, I added dimension.

Once dry, I replaced the stencil creating a criss cross pattern.  Then I spritzed the acorn with craft spray to give it a shimmer effect.

Burlap was pleated and adhered, following the contour of the acorn.  Harvest was then placed at the top.

What will you create?

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Lavinia World Challenge #13

Hi everyone, it's time for the next challenge at Lavinia World Challenges.  Please check it out and join in the fun.

This is Josie - isn't she pretty?

I just wanted a black and white theme this week so I stamped her in black ink on a off white panel of cardstock.  I cut apart the sentiment - Once upon a dream - so it fit better on my card.

Would love to see what you create for Challenge #12.  The winner of the challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate to Lavinia World to shop for more goodies.   Remember there is a new challenge every other Thursday.  Can't wait to see what you create.

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Merry Christmas Cards

Hi everyone, I'm on the Arnold Grummer blog with Christmas cards.

To create the truck card, emboss a pink panel with a holly embossing folder.  Lightly ink with VersaFine green.

Stamp and die cut the tree and packages from green paper and the truck from pink.  Stamp the phrase on pink.

Die cut a larger circle from green paper and add to the center of the card.  Color the tree and packages and assemble the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Die cut the phrase and add to the upper corner.  Create berries using enamel dots.

 For the ornament card, emboss a pink panel with a different holly embossing folder.

Ink the holly leaves with green ink.  Add red enamel dots for the berries.

Die cut and emboss ornaments.

Ink ornaments and use red enamel dots along the bottom edge.  Add the holly panel to a green card.  Add twine to the ornament and add the ornament with foam adhesives for dimension.

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Happy Fall with ScorPal

Hi everyone, it's a new month and the challenge on the Scor-Pal blog is to create anything, just be sure it includes more than one score.

I created a box card from 6 1/2" x 11 1/2" cardstock.  Placing the long edge at the channel, score every 2 3/4".  Rotate and score at 4"

Cut pattern paper to fit the panels.

The card was then assembled with Scor-Tape.

Using assorted papers from Rinea Foiled Papers - Emerald/Gold Glossy, Marigold/Gold Glossy, Ebony/Gold Glossy, Mocha/Gold Glossy - I used a Cuttlebug die and embossing folder to die cut assorted leaves.  Happy Fall was die cut using a Lawn Fawn die and the pumpkins were die cut using a Tutti Designs die.

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Dream with Just For Fun Rubber Stamps

Hi everyone, Just For Fun Rubber Stamps has disbanded the design team, but I still have projects to share.  

Using the Collaged Row Houses, I stamped them with brown ink.

Spritzing several colors of Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays on a craft mat, I used a paint brush and a little water to paint the houses.

I also painted a wood word from my stash.

Using the left over ink on the craft mat, I dragged white cardstock across the mat.  To fill in the empty spaces, I spritzed more colors on the panel.

The house panel was matted with cardstock and added to the spritzed panel which was also matted with cardstock.  The panel was added to the card and the word was then adhered.

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Proxxon Spooky Ghost

Hi everyone and spooky greeting.  Today I am sharing a new project created with Proxxon Tools just in time for Halloween.   This ghost was not only fun but also quick to make using a variety of Proxxon Tools.

I drew the ghost on a panel of plywood, then used the Proxxon Scroll Saw to cut the pattern.

Next, I used the Delta Sander to sand the edges before painting the ghost with white paint.

I inked the edges and added a face with brown ink.  Then I used the Bench Drill Press to create a hole into which I tied a string.

I couldn't decide if I liked hanging it from the tree or my front fence.

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