Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Splitcoast Tutorial: Lollipop Covers

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a quick and easy way to turn a lollipop into a holiday treat! Pop over to the tutorial page to see how I used dies to make these fun little covers. Cute, huh?

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Red trucks and kit sales!

My free time lately has been filled with Christmas crafting, and in my browsing I've noticed that red trucks seem to still be making the popularity list for Christmas decor. I thought my favorite Spellbinders truck die might work as an ornament, so I pulled it out and gave it a try. What do you think?


To make it sturdy, I cut the truck body 3 times - two layers of chipboard and a layer of red cardstock. There is an acetate piece sandwiched between the chipboard layers, and the rear view mirror was a perfect place to hide the ends of my twine.


The rest of the pieces to assemble the truck are in the kit, as well as that fun Christmas tree! I used a sentiment and frame from the add-on kit on the tailgate.  To add a little 'shine', I used a white colored pencil for highlights.


Dork story: 
When this club kit first came out I wasn't a club member and I told myself , 'Just wait - they'll make it available in the next month or two for everyone'... and then it SOLD OUT... and I have never been so heartbroken over a die set in my life. I actually pined over it, and finally months later was able to find someone willing to sell their set on Splitcoast. 

However.......

of course..... 

it is available for everyon now, and even on SALE, along with lots of other club exclusives! Take a peek to see if there's anything you might be needing - I'm seeing savings in there of up to 55%! There are die kits, stamps, and card kits available.


While you're over there, check out the new fall markdowns (eek, I still need to, too! and it looks like there may be even more kits marked down in there that aren't at the first link...?) ...


AND - sign up for this amazing giveaway!


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Monday, October 14, 2019

Another new obsession.......

If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen the earrings I've been making - I've been having fun making a wide variety and trying different things!


I've found that some of the thinner faux leather can be cut with regular dies - these feathers are from Paper Smooches (HERE and HERE).


Some of the deeper dies can cut denim and other thicker materials. (These dies are from Taylored Expressions.)


This die wasn't intended for earrings, but it's a deeper one, and I had fun creating this design. This die is designed to cut foam adhesive dots, and it's from Maker's Movement.


This is another die from Taylored Expressions - these are pieces of brayered or gel printed matboard.



These are new designs and I love the movement of the leaves. New charms too! This is a quilting set from Crafter's Edge, but I got mine on Amazon.



One more from the TE set above, with gel printed and stamped matboard.

All of these earrings are for sale in my Etsy store! If you see anything you'd like in a different color or combination, let me know - custom orders are fun!

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Spellbinders October Glimmer Kit - Sunset Harvest

To pair with the die set I shared yesterday, this month's Glimmer Kit from Spellbinders has a beautiful pumpkin corner design as well as some individual pieces for foiling accents. 


I foiled the pumpkin plate in gold on watercolor paper, then set to painting the little scene. I need to make a video of my process one of these days - I misted the panel and dotted in a base color in each area, letting the water move the paint around. Once that layer started to dry, I could layer in darker colors and add shading to the image.


Here's a look at the shine of the foil - it's such a pretty effect! And here's the full set - the outlined pieces have matching dies.



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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Spellbinders October Large Die Kit - Fall Flora

This month's Large Die club kit from Spellbinders is a beautiful collection of autumn images and greenery - I cut the full set twice, and created a set of 8 tags for fall! 


All the tags have common elements, from twine-tied ribbon to a single pearl. I paired the kit images with this beautiful fall set from Fun Stampers Journey:

Thankful Friends Stamp Set

 and this steel rule tag die (if you make a lot of tags, grab this die while it's 70% off - steel rule dies can cut multiple layers at once!):

Contour Tag, You're It Steel Rule Die

I colored the different elements using Copic markers, leaving some of the leaves uncolored - I love that organic look.


All the die cut pieces were cut from Canva-paper - I love the texture of this paper and since Copic ink sits on the surface, blending is really easy.


Here's a closer look at all the die cut pieces - these florals and leafy branches will get used year-round!



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