Lots of hearts

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Hello Peeps,

Today I want to share some examples I made with the Meant To Be bundle from page 6 of the new Spring/Summer catalogue. If you don’t have a catalogue, please get in touch with me so I van send you one or look here. The bundle consists of the Meant To Be stamp set and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies.

Meant To Be bundle and All My Love suite

The stamp set is a cling set (want to know more? Click here) and consists of 13 stamps. There are 6 sentiments, 6 hearts and a rose detail. This is a great set in itself with which you can easily make beautiful Valentines day, wedding or love themed cards. Combining them with the dies however opens up a whole new level of possibilities. The die set is made up of no less than 16 die. Most are heart shaped but there are some other (romantic) details inclueded. With these you can create moer depth in your projects, play with inlay techniques or make fun shaker cards. And because the bundle is part of the All My Love suite, there are even more coordinating products.

The Meant To Be bundle is one of two bundles that are a part of the All My Love suite. This also contains the All My Love Designer Series Paper, Cardstock Pack, Ribbon Combo Pack, the Heart Epoxy Droplets and the Forever Lovely bundle. Some of those products were used in my examples which is why I wanted to point them out. You can find all the information about these products on pages 4-6 of the Spring/Summer catalogue .

Cards

The first card I made, shows the inlay technique. By applying a layer of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the back of the cardstock. you make a sticker from your die cut, so to speak. It will still take some effort to place all the tiny pieces in the outline, but it will be considerably les than if you had to put glue on eacht piece first. After that I just needed to add an extra heart with a Dimensional and finish the card of with some sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment pack.

I wanted to make the second card in non-traditional colours. The All My Love Designer Series Paper has touches of Balmy Blue and Soft Sea Foam so I used those as a jumping off point. I combined the soft masculine colours with some Crumb Cake ink and Linen Thread. The Iridescent Sequins complete this card. As you can see, you can easily make a simple card without needing a lot of different materials.

Other projects

Because I wanted to show the versatility of the suite, decided to make a few 3D projects to round out the two cards. I decorated a mason jar and one of the Kraft Pillow Boxes which are listed in the annual catalogue

My largest project however was a sampler. This is a photo frame in which you display samples of all the parts of a suite. Of course you don’t need to limit yourself so you could make a sampler based on a season or a type of animal. There are a variety of examples to be found online. This was my first attempt and I am quite proud of the result. It was a lot of fun to create something using all of the papers, dies and stamps. I can certainly recommend making one if you find it difficult to make that first cut into new pretty paper. Once you are busy, the creative ideas will come in waves. I will certainly be making more of these in the future.

 

See you next time,

Leonie

 


Circles Crocodile Card

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Hello Peeps,

This time I was inspired by a colour combination from the ColorThrowdown challenge blog. The colours were bright blue, bright green and white (CDT460). An ideal colour combination for a boy celebrating his second birthday. I did have to struggle a little to find an interesting layout, but I really think this card worked out nicely.

I started by applying double-sided tissuetape to the back of a scrap piece of white paper and to four different pieces of green paper. This is so it would be easier to puzzle everything back together, after I diecut it using the Large Ringlets die by Memory Box. I removed the paper from the dies very carefully, trying to keep it all in tact as much as I could. Because the shape was quite large, I decided to cut away a few of the cirkels from the white outline. I proceded to stick the white outline to a white cardbase, using the outside (negative) shape to minimise the warping of the cirkels. Now it was merely a matter of puzzling the green circles into the outline, making sure no two of the same green paper are next to each other. From another piece of white paper I diecut the third smallest circle die from the CreaLies CLNestXXL nr.33 dieset. I stamped the crocodile from Wild For You on to it and used a black pen to give him a partyhat and a balloon. I coloured the image using Wild Wasabi and Pacific Point ink by Stampin’ Up and my waterbrush. From a scrap of blue paper I cut a bannerstrip on to which I stamped the sentiment happy birthday from the Happy Everything stampset by Lawn Fawn with VersaMark ink. I covered it with Super Fine Detail embossingpowder by Ranger in white and melted the powder. I tried out where to place it and cut it to size and gave it a flagged end. I attached the circle with the crocodile to the card using some foamtape as well as the sentiment.

All in all it is a reasonably simple card. Only the puzzling of the circles took some time. The result is pretty and those who have seen the card all ask the same thing: how did you do that background with the circles?

Should you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below.

See you next time,

 

Leonie


Koala Slider Card

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Hello Peeps,

It is high time for me to start posting again. As you can imagine, life with 3 children is quite hectic and crafting is no longer a high priority. However, to show you that I am serious about picking up blogging again, I’ve decided to do it bilingual from now on. I’ll give less background information and instead explain more clearly how I created the card of project so it’s easier to recreate. So without further a do, here is my first card since the babystop:

I started with the background. I cut two pieces of masking tape using the same grass-die from the Grassy Hillside Borders set. On one piece I put the die towards the top and on the other piece I put it towards the bottom in order to create masks. I put the grass mask on the card panel at about one third of the way up and coloured the sky using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and a mini ink blending tool. I removed the grass mask and applied the sky mask so I could colour the grass using Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I also applied the green ink to the card base at approximately the same height as on the panel. That way the colour of the foreground will flow into the background colour and the groove for in the panel will be less noticable. Using one of the dies from the Slide On Over set, I cut a groove out of the panel and stamped the sentiment. On a seperate scrap of paper I stamped the koala’s of the Cuddly Koalas stampset by My Favorite Things and made another bit of green ink blended background. I coloured the koala’s using Distress Ink in Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot. I fussycut them out and went around the edges using a black marker in order to get rid of any white edges. I punched two 5/8″ circles out of the green paper. Next I covered the back of the card panel with a double layer of foam tape, leaving an area free around the groove, so the green circles could move around freely. Before attaching my panel to the cardbase I used my powder tool by EK Success on the sides of the foamtape. This is to ensure that nothing will stick to the sides and that the discs can move freely. After that I attached the koalas to the green discs using some 2mm thick foamsquares. I brushed the sides of the foamsquares with the powder tool too. Now the koalas can easily slide towards each other.

The only thing I have left to do is to stamp a koala on the envelope so it matches and then it’s ready to be sent of to my dear friends in Macclesfield, England.

Let me know below in the comment section what you think of my new approach. I look forward to hearing from you.

See you soon!

Leonie