Thursday, August 26, 2021

Furever Friends from Sassy and Crafty

 Hey everyone!   This weekend our sponsor over at Passionate Paper Creations is Sassy and Crafty.    I decided to play this week with Furever Friends because really, who can resist a dog set?     

I stamped my image on Copic Xpress It cardstock and colored with Copic Markers:

Dog:  E31, E33, E35
Glasses and Bandana: R27, R29, R35, R46, R59
Eyes: BG13, BG49

I masked the image and used a stencil from my stash with Rockin Red ink from Catherine Pooler to carry on the red through the card.

Next I used some Wild Cherry Cardstock from Cut Cardstock to matt my card.   I used pattern paper from Catherine Pooler Great Start for my pattern paper.   

Inked all of the edges of my cardstock and pattern paper with the same Rockin Red Ink. 

I added some white enamel dots to the card to add the finishing touches.

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Hippo Birdie with La-La Land Crafts




Hello everyone! Welcome to Tutorial Thursday!

Today's tutorial is:  Creating a Fun Slimline Card

Slimline cards seem to be all the rage lately, but what if you don't have any slimline dies?  You can use other dies, and double them up to create the length of a slimline card.

Hippo: T1, T3, T5, W1, W3, W5
Present: V04, V06, RV66, BG13, BG18
White Gel Pen

(1) white cardstock cut at 6 x 8, Score at 3" making a 3" x 8" cardbase
(2) pieces of pattern paper from the Summer Vibes Pack
(1) piece of teal cardstock cut at 3" x 8"
Small pieces of various papers - Magenta, Aqua and White to die cut the Small Photo Frames 
Small piece of Gold Foil Cardstock to die cut the Balloon Numbers Dies
~ now for the tutorial you have been waiting for ~ 


I began by die cutting 2 of the largest of the Scalloped Rectangles Dies with the Summer Vibes Paper Pack.  

I decided to have my chevrons going down with my patterns.

I overlapped my Scalloped Rectangles to create a longer rectangle card.

Next I cut a piece of Teal Cardstock at 3" x 8" and adhered to my pattern base.  As you can see you have to look really closely to see the overlap.

I cut 3 of the Small Photo Dies with coordinating cardstock.  I then cut 3 more in white for the centers.   I have a little bin I keep extra dies in so I can pull the white photo frames later but it's an easy way to get the center.

I then stamped my sentiment as well as my hippo on the white.   I colored the hippo with the Copic colors listed above.

I then used some Gold Foil Cardstock to cut the 6 and 5 from the Balloon Numbers Die and adhered to the other photo die.   I added a few strings with my black pen.

Lastly I adhered this to my cardbase (not photographed) and my card is ready to give to my mom for her 65th birthday!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

2021 Journal with Cut Cardstock


Hey everyone! I am back with a fun journal cover featuring CutCardstock and La-La Land Crafts. Over the last few months, I became interested in letting and also improving my handwriting. I wanted a journal I can practice in but that would also be pretty. This month Gold and Silver Cardstock are our featured products.

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I started with my selections of cardstock, some pattern paper and a composition notebook. I used the following:

Curious Metallic Cardstock in Gold Leaf, Basis Cardstock in Aqua, Teal, Black and Magenta.

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I cut a piece of the Black Basis cardstock at 9 3/4" x 6 1/2", and the Gold at 5 1/2 " x 9". I then cut a strip of the Teal cardstock at 9 3/4" x 1/2". This will be the base of the cover

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This next step is personal preference, but since my composition notebook has rounded covers, I got out my corner rounder and rounded the corners with the 1/2" side.

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Next I adhered the gold cardstock to the black, and then used scoretape to adhere them to the notebook. I used this adhesive because the cover of the notebook is poly and wanted it to stay adhered.

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Next I added my strip. This covers the seam and adds more color to coordinate with the pattern paper I am using.

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Next I cut a piece of black cardstock at 5 1/4" x 5 3/4" and Aqua at 5" x 5 1/2".

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Once I adhered them together I added to my layout on the cover. I love how the Aqua pops against the black.

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Now I want to add in the magenta and the pattern. I cut a piece of black cardstock at 4 1/4" x 5 1/4". My magenta was 4" x 5". Next I added my patternn paper. I love the colorful nature of this pattern paper from La-La Land Crafts- Summer Vibes. I cut it at 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" and the black to mat with 5 3/4" x 3 3/4".

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I would normally ink all of my edges but I really liked how the clean crisp edges looked so I opted for those this time. I added the rest of my layers to the layout.

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Next I die cut a couple of Chevrons from a Die from La-La Land Crafts and added towards the bottom of the layout. These match the paper so beautifully.

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Lastly, I cut 2 of the Twenty21 die (also from La-La Land Crafts) and adhered them together.

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To finish the layout I moved the 2021 up a bit and adhered to the layout. A few enamel dots added and we have a fun cover.

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I hope that you enjoyed this project and would love to hear what you would journal about. Until next time! Angela