Thursday, 31 January 2019

All My Love DSP With a Little Fussy Cutting - Makes Pretty Cards

I invested in the All My Love DSP - in fact I love it so much I have just cut into my second pack !!

There are some really pretty designs and the colour combos are right up my street.   I used the gorgeous Crumb Cake floral design for these two cards cutting the paper to fit some Whisper White Note Cards (you get 20 Whisper White note cards and envelopes per pack for £6.00 - see product list below).

I kept it very simple by adding layered square toppers.  The sentiment I used is from the Meant To Be Cling Stamp Set.

I had a scrappy piece, so I fussy cut some of the flowers and leaves which I added to the corners of the toppers.  I used my Sprig Punch to add some Crumb Cake leafy elements and added a few Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to subtly embellish each card.

I'm really happy with this easy and pretty little design.  Hope you like it too.

Thanks for looking - I would love you to pop back if you like what you have seen today.

Happy crafting and bye for now.

Linda xx

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Be Mine Stitched Framelits plus All My Love DSP and the Well Said Cling Bundle

A closer look at one of the designs from my All My Love DSP made me realise that a couple of the Stitched Hearts from my Be Mine Stitched Framelits were the perfect fit for die cutting some of the pretty hearts.

You will see the one I have used in the photo below, but there is also another smaller one that also die cuts the smaller hearts in this particular sheet of DSP.

So I thought I would die-cut a few and turn them into cute little 3 x 3 inch greetings card ..... I seem to be attracted to little 3 x 3 projects at the moment.

After I die-cut the heart (which separates into a heart with the stitched element die-cutting separately, to create a nice little stitched frame), I decided to heat emboss the centre heart with clear embossing powder.  In doing so, it turns the pink into a more Flamingo Pink colour which matches Flirty Flamingo card stock just perfectly. 

I added the word sentiment which was also clear embossed, and stamped a little banner using a stamp which I part stamped, masking off the rest of the sentiment with Washi Tape to exclude the words I did not need.  The word die and stamps are from the Well Said Bundle.  I will list both the bundle and the individual products in the Product List below, for those of you who prefer to purchase separately.

It was all relatively quick and easy and fuss free.  I think its a sweet little card that would be befitting of many occasions when a card is needed, not just Valentine's Day.

Hope you like it.  Thanks for looking and please pop back again.

Happy crafting and bye for now!

Linda x

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Floral Romance - Vellum & Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

I had fun with this project yesterday !  I am so excited about this project on so many levels, from my coordinating envelope to the gold wooden butterfly embellishment.  It's true that saying; "simple things do please simple minds" ... well this one anyway.

Time and again I see enquiries posted on Facebook crafting groups by people seeking solutions for adhering vellum to their card projects.

Well Stampin' Up!s multipurpose adhesive sheets are a brilliant solution.  They are so easy to use and make working with vellum a doddle.

I decided I wanted to make some circular cards yesterday and this project of a little 3 x 3 inch card with a coordinated envelope was "born".   Oh, and I did as I said in a previous post ...... I experimented with heat embossing those gorgeous free Sale-A-Bration wooden Butterfly Elements. I  embossed it with gold embossing powder. The gold embossing powder took on an antique gold appearance after being heat embossed.  Maybe this is a chemical reaction to the wood?

I am chuffed to bits with this project - it's just so diddy and pretty and I do love the way the envelope turned out.

For the card base I took a piece of 6 x 3 card stock (well just a shade over 3 inches wide) and scored at 3.

Then I selected a scalloped circle, large enough to just fit within my square card base, from my Layering Circle Framelits.  I laid a small section over the card fold and part die cut it.

You will see that I also cut a separate scallop circle in the photo above.  I adhered the separate circle over my card base as shown.

I cut a 3 x 12 piece of vellum from the Floral Romance Specialty DSP pack and adhered this to a strip of the multipurpose sheet - see photo below:-

I then selected the second largest of the circles from my Stitched Shapes Framelits, and this is where the multipurpose adhesive sheets came into their own.  I cannot recommend highly enough what an useful addition these sheets are to your craft stash.   I placed my circle die onto the Vellum adhered to the Multipurpose Sheet and ran it through my big shot and voila !  When you remove the backing, you have a nice big round vellum sticker !  This was stuck seemlessly to my card base and then I just decorated my pretty little card.

For the envelope, the technique is pretty much the same really.   I cut a piece of my vellum with the adhesive backing large enough to cover the reverse piece of my little 3 x 3 envelope.  I removed the backing and adhered the vellum as shown.  Then I replaced the backing onto the sticky side of the vellum.  This allowed me to cut around the envelope panel, without my scissors sticking to the vellum. 

And there you have it - one perfectly presented card and envelope in vellum, all nice and pristine with none of the usual problems associated with trying to used adhesives that look unsightly through the vellum.

This technique works with any of your card stock obviously, and is brilliant for more intricate pieces, like words and delicate shapes, but its like magic when used on vellum, which I know is some crafters' Achilles heel.

I hope you found that useful and will consider giving it a try.   It's such a simple, yet effective technique for vellum projects.

Well that's it from me for today.  Thank you for visiting and I hope you will return for more tips, advice and creative projects from me.

Happy crafting and bye for now.

Linda xx

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