Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Using Gilding Flakes With Stencils

Have you ever used gilding flakes? They are something I have had for a long time but always forget to use them. I have seen a few videos on using gilding flakes with stencils so I thought I would give it a try.

Some of the products I have used have been provided to me from various companies I design for. The opinions I share are solely my own, and I only design for companies that I completely love their products.
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Below is a video tutorial showing exactly how I created my project.
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I used the TCW923 Celestial Sun Stencil for both of the cards. For the first card, I used my Xyron Creative Station to create a sticky surface for the gilding flakes to adhere to through the stencil. 


I then used embossing powder on the remaining sticky surface and heat set it.
In my video above, I show all the steps of how I did it.



For the second card, I used TCW9049 Tacky When Dry to stick the gilding flakes down.



So that was two simple and fun ways to use stencils with gilding flakes. Which one of the two is your favorite? I really can not decide, I like them both!

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I design for several companies because I genuinely love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free products to work with, and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use, and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Easter Egg Hunt Scrapbook Layout


Today I am sharing an Easter egg hunt scrapbook layout that I created of my daughter. I ended up going a completely different direction on this layout than what I had originally planned which seems to happen a lot with me. Do you always stick to your original plan when crafting or are you like me and end up doing something completely different than you had planned on in your head?


Some of the products I have used have been provided to me from various companies I design for. The opinions I share are solely my own, and I only design for companies that I completely love their products.
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Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my layout.
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First, I had painted the background with some The Crafter's Workshop Clear Gesso and then sprayed the background with some Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray. Then I stamped around the edges of the background using the Creative Embellishments Distressed Circle Stamp and some Radiant Neon Inks.
For the Creative Embellishments Fun Eggs, I embossed them with white embossing powder and backed them with some cardstock that I had blended some of the Radiant Neon Ink on. I then embossed the Egg Hunt title that came in the Creative Embellishments Egg Word Set with some pink embossing powder.


I used a bunny from the Chipboard Creative Embellishments Bunnies and applied some Radiant Neon Amplify in white to give it a fluffy look. Then I added a cluster of flowers just below the bunny and the photo.


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I design for several companies because I genuinely love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free products to work with, and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use, and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.


Saturday, February 22, 2020

Fun Fold Easter Card

Hello! Today I am sharing a fun fold Easter card that I made. Have you started on your Easter crafts yet?


Some of the products I have used have been provided to me from various companies I design for. The opinions I share are solely my own, and I only design for companies that I completely love their products.
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Below is a video tutorial showing exactly how I created my fun fold card.
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Measurements:
Back panel (orange) - 5½" x 4¼"
Inside panel (orange) - 7" x  5¼" score at 4"
Inside card (patterned paper) - 5" x 3¾"
Front flip panel (white) - 4½" x 3¼" score at ½"
Matting on front flip panel (patterned paper) - 3¾" x 3"


I used the super cute Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Bunny In Egg Stamp on the front of the card and colored it in with Copic Markers


To adhere everything together, I used my Xyron Mega Runner.


For the sentiment on the inside of the card, I used the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Happy Easter Stamp. The fun Easter paper I used is from DCWV Happy Spring Paper Pad and can be found at Joann's.


Some close-ups of my card.....



Don't forget to visit the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Store and check out all of the St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spiritual and Friendship stamps that are 20% OFF this month. The Bunny In Egg Stamp and Happy Easter Stamp I used on my card are both on sale all of the month of February. Just add it into your cart and you will then see the discount on the stamp once it is in your cart.




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I design for several companies because I genuinely love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free products to work with, and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use, and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A Fun X-Fold Birthday Card

Hello! Lately, I have been on a fun fold card kick. So today I am sharing a fun X-Fold birthday card. I saw one of these cards made a long time and have always wanted to try and make one myself so here is my version of it.


Some of the products I have used have been provided to me from various companies I design for. The opinions I share are solely my own, and I only design for companies that I completely love their products.
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Below is a video tutorial showing how I created my card.
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To adhere all the layers together, I needed a strong adhesive so I used my Xyron Mega Runner with permanent adhesive.


I used the Poppystamps Whittle Cupcake die for the center of the card and the Poppystamps Doodle Happy Birthday die for the sentiment. Then I used my Xyron X Create A Sticker to adhere the die cuts to my card.


More photos of my finished card...





Interested in the products I used? Products that are still available are linked to multiple shops below, for your convenience.
Lists may contain affiliate links where possible at no cost to you, what so ever. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.
I design for several companies because I genuinely love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free products to work with, and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use, and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.