Monday, 14 January 2019

Oh lala - Parisian Collection

Hi, Crafty Friends πŸ’–
Hope you are well and happy. Today's project's a beautiful stepper card created with the stunning Parisian Collection. The newest launch from the Sara Signature Collection. These amazing group of goodies have everything to create the most lovely cards with an elegant Parisian look. Hope you like it as much as I do!

To create this card you will need:

Centura Pearl Snow White
Black Centura Pearl
Centura Pearl Pastels
Black Mat Card
Metal Die - Vive la France
Metal Die - Roseraie
Metal Die - Floral Borders and Corners
Stamp and Die - French Sayings
Sara Signature Parisian - 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Versamark Ink Pad
Distress Ink Wild Honey
Gems
White Feathers
Pastels Chalks 
Collall Glue
Craft Essentials




Use the borders onto the side panels.

Add Colour to the flower by applying distress ink.




Thanks for stopping by πŸ’– Happy crafting!

Monday, 31 December 2018

Sparkle - Tutorial πŸŽ„ Happy New Year !

Happy New Year! πŸŽ„ Crafty Friends.
 As we celebrate this season of joy and good will, I wish all my blogger friends to have yourself an awesome New Year 2019. πŸŽ…May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations on your life.

Here's the last project of 2018. A stunning dimensional card full of Christmas crafty goodies. Hope you like it!



You will need:
Blank  17 x 15 cm x2
Gemini Create-a-Card Christmas Dimensionals - Tree Concept Die
Gemini Create-a-Card Christmas Dimensionals - Tree Accessories Pack Dies
Gemini Dimensionals Clear Stamp - Tree Accessories
Gemini Dimensionals Clear Stamp - Festive Phrases
Gemini Dimensionals Elements Metal Die - Sparkling Snowflakes 1
Crafter’s Companion Dimensionals 12 x 12 Printed Paper Pad - Decorative Christmas
Crafter’s Companion Dimensionals 12 x 12 Matt Cardstock - Decorative Christmas
Gemini Dimensionals 5 x 7 Embossing Folder - Holly Vine Swirls
Centura Perl Snow White cardstock A3
Distress Ink Mowed Lawn
Neenah Cardstock
Red Ribbon
Multicolour Gems
Stazone Jet Black inkpad
Distress Inks  
Spray and Stay permanent glue
Collal Tacky Glue
Craft Essentials








Step by Step
1-  Create 2  blanks of 17x15 cm for the base card with the Centura Pearl A3 Cardstock. Score and fold one by the middle. Keep the other one straight and draw a line with a pencil in the half. Do not score!
2-  Position the Tree concept die in the straight card. Make sure the notches in the die are aligned with the pencil line. Secure the die in position with a low tack adhesive, cut it with the die cut machine and manipulate the pop-up. Score across the card but not over any of the concept parts, gently fold out the Tree. 
3.-Cut a piece of 8.5 x 15cm out of patterned paper from the Decorative Christmas cardstock. 
Position the piece in the inside top of the card and place your concept die over the base card in the same place where you have the first die cut.  Secure the die with a low tack adhesive, (only this piece of paper).  Remove the base card from underneath and run it through the die cutting machine. Snip and discard away the partial die cut.

5.- Line the base card with the pop out over the plain base card so the back of the pop out can be seen. Use a piece of paper pad with the same design of the inside of the card to stick in the base card just underneath the white space where the pop up is.
6.- Glue the two blanks together. Make sure don't glue around or in your pop up.

7.Die cut the pop out tree by his own out of green cardstock, the little windows and the scenes to be positioned at the side of the tree. Use the frame and tree stamps with the Stazone ink over the die cuts to give it more detail. Attach the scenes behind the windows. Add foam pads and attach each side of the tree in the card.
8 Die cut the elements from the Tree Accessories pack out of coloured cardstock. Attach them to the stamped tree. Affix the tree over the pop out.
9. Die cut enough foliage to decorate the border of the card and the windows in light and dark green cardstock. Place then in the inside top on the card from side to side. Die cut the little poinsettias and place them in the foliage as shown. Add a yellow gem in the centre of the poinsettias.
10. Attach the foliage die cuts to the windows bottom border and a poinsettia die cut in the centre.
11. Die cut a piece of patterned cardstock k of 7.5x7 cm. Affix it o the inside bottom as shown,
11. Stamp one of the sentiments from the  Festive Phrases clear stamp set over Neenah Card. Die cut the border top and bottom with a decorative Christmas border die. Cut the sides straight.  Attach to the inside bottom. Add foliage and one poinsettia to each side of the sentiment.



Outside :
1. Emboss the piece of white Centura Card with the  Gemini Dimensionals 5 x 7 Embossing Folder - Holly Vine Swirls.  Dab slightly a Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to the embossed surface. Wrap a red ribbon at the bottom. Use few die cuts of foliage and poinsettia to create an embellishment. Place over the ribbon as shown.
2-. Die cut the word Sparkle in black out of black cardstock.  Affix the sentiment at the right side over the ribbon. To finish add one silver snowflake on the top right.


Thanks for stopping byπŸŽ„Have a wonderful New Year 2019!πŸŽ…
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Sunday, 30 December 2018

Believe πŸŽ… Tutorial

Hi crafty friends! πŸŽ… Today's project is another awesome dimensional card.
Hope you like it!


You will need:
15X15 cm Blank x 2
Gemini Create-a-Card Christmas Dimensionals - Sleigh Concept Die
Gemini Create-a-Card Christmas Dimensionals - Sleigh Accessories Pack Dies
Gemini Dimensionals Clear Stamp - Sleigh Accessories
Gemini Dimensionals Clear Stamp - Festive Phrases
Gemini Dimensionals Elements Metal Die - Sparkling Snowflakes 2
Crafter’s Companion Dimensionals 12 x 12 Printed Paper Pad - Decorative Christmas
Crafter’s Companion Dimensionals 12 x 12 Matt Cardstock - Decorative Christmas
Centura Perl Snow White cardstock A3
Gemini - 5 x 7-inch Embossing Folder - Sparkling Snow
White Gesso Pebeo
Clear gems
Blue ribbon 15 cm wide
Spectrum Noir Colour Blend Pencils
Collal Tacky Glue
Craft Essentials








Step by Step

1-  Create 2  blanks of 15x15 cm for the base card with the Centura Pearl A3 Cardstock. Score and fold one by the middle. Keep the other one straight and draw a line with a pencil in the half. Do not score!
2-  Position the Reindeer concept die in the straight card. Make sure the notches in the die are aligned with the pencil line. Secure the die in position with a low tack adhesive, and cut and manipulate the pop-up. Score across the card but not over any of the concept parts, gently fold out the Reindeer. 
3.-Cut a piece of 15 x 15cm Neenah card.  Use Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and a piece of the curvy line die cut with a dabber to create some hills.

4.- Position the piece in the inside top of the card and place your concept die over the base card in the same place where you have the first die cut.  Secure the die with a low tack adhesive.   Remove the base card from underneath and run it through the die cutting machine. Snip and discard away the partial die cut and you will get the perfect outline to do the layering.

5.- Line the base card with the pop out over the plain base card so the back of the pop out can be seen. Use a piece of paper pad with the same design of the inside of the card to stick in the base card just underneath the white space where the pop up is. Make the same procedure for the base of the card with your patterned card.

6.- Glue the two blanks together. Make sure don't glue around or in your pop up.
7.Die cut the little the trees to be positioned over the hills. Add some colour with the spectrum Noir Colour Blend pencils. Affix to the card.
8.- Die cut the Reindeer from the pop out die and the additional one out of brown coloured cardstock. Use the Reindeer stamps with the Stazone ink over the die cuts to give it more detail. Coloured with dark brown SN blend pencil.  Affix the first Reindeer over the pop out and the second close to it, as shown.
9. Affix a piece of blue ribbon over the half of the inside bottom of the card.
10. Stamp one of the sentiments from the  Festive Phrases clear stamp set. Die cut it with the circle die and layer over a scalloped glitter foam circle. Add few blue gems around.  Affix the sentiment to the inside bottom centre with foam pads.




Outside :
1. Emboss the piece of white Centura Card with the  Sparkling Snow  Embossing Folder. Add a light shadow around by applying a light layer of  Peacock Feathers distress ink.
2-. Stamp one of the sentiments from the  Festive Phrases clear stamp set. Die cut it with the circle die and layer over a scalloped patterned paper and white Centura Card.  Affix the sentiment to the centre with foam pads. To finish add few snowflakes with clear gems around the sentiment.


Thanks for stopping byπŸŽ„ Christmas blessings to everyone 

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Let it Snow πŸŽ„πŸŽ… Tutorial


Hi friends! Merry Christmas πŸŽ„πŸŽ… Thank you so much for taking your time away from family and friends to join me on the blog. Here's a special dimensional card I am sure you'll love.

You will need:

Gemini Create-a-Card Christmas Dimensionals - Sleigh Concept Die
Gemini Create-a-Card Christmas Dimensionals - Sleigh Accessories Pack Dies
Gemini Dimensionals Clear Stamp - Sleigh Accessories
Gemini Dimensionals Clear Stamp - Festive Phrases
Gemini Dimensionals Elements Metal Die - Sparkling Snowflakes 2
Crafter’s Companion Dimensionals 12 x 12 Printed Paper Pad - Decorative Christmas
Crafter’s Companion Dimensionals 12 x 12 Matt Cardstock - Decorative Christmas
Gemini Dimensionals 5 x 7 Embossing Folder - Snowfall Drift
Die'sire  essentials circle and scallop die
Centura Perl Snow White A3
Nennah Card
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
Stazone Jet Black Inkpad
Dabber, Gems
Collal Tacky Glue,  Spray and Stay Permanent Glue by Crafter's Companion.
Craft Essentials




Step by Step
Inside of the card:

1-  Create 2  blanks of 18 X 14.5 cm for the base card with the Centura Pearl A3 Cardstock. Score and fold one by the middle. Keep the other one straight and draw a line with a pencil in the half. Do not score!
2-  Position the Sleigh concept die in the straight card. Make sure the notches in the die are aligned with the pencil line. Secure the die in position with a low tack adhesive and cut and manipulate the pop-up. Score across the card but not over any of the concept parts, gently fold out the sleigh.

3.-Cut a Neenah card piece of 9 x 14.5 cm. Emboss the piece with the  Snowfall Drift Embossing Folder. Use the Peacock Feathers Distress Ink with a dabber to blend a border around the card.
Position the piece in the inside top of the card and place your concept die over the base card in the same place where you have the first die cut.  Secure the die with a low tack adhesive die cut (only this piece of paper).  Remove the base card from underneath and run it through the die cutting machine. Snip and discard away the partial die cut and you will get the perfect outline to do the layering.  Die cut the curvy line horizontally in the middle of the piece. Stick the piece in the inside top of the card as shown.
4.- Line the base card with the pop out over the plain base card so the back of the pop out can be seen. Use a piece of  paper pad with the same design of the inside of the card to stick in the base card just underneath the white space where the pop up is. Make the same procedure for the base of the card with your patterned card.
5.- Glue the two blanks together. Make sure don't glue around or in your pop up.
6.Die cut the little houses and the trees to be positioned over the curvy line. Add some colour with the spectrum Noir Colour Blend pencils. Affix to the card.
7.- Die cut the sleigh out of coloured cardstock. Use the sleigh stamp with the Stazone ink over the die cut to give it more detail. Coloured with a white or golden gel pen. Die cut the presents the ribbons and the bow. Form presents and stick then in the sleigh as shown.
8. Use the  Sparkling Snowflakes die to create two borders out of White Centura Pearl. Place them in the inside bottom as shown.
9. Stamp one of the sentiments from the  Festive Phrases clear stamp set. Die cut it with the circle die and layer over a patterned paper.  Affix the sentiment to the inside bottom centre with foam pads.




Outside :
1- Cut a piece of patterned paper slightly t  smaller than the top of the card. Layer the piece on the top.
2-Use the  Sparkling Snowflakes die to create two borders out of White Centura Pearl. Place them in the top as shown.

3. Die cut the sentiment 3 times, glue them on top of each other to give it dimension. Place to the top of the card in the right button. Die cut a big snowflake and affix to the card as shown. Add a clear gem in the centre to finish.








Thanks for stopping by!   πŸŽ„Christmas blessings for everyone xx

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Bow card - Template πŸ’– Tutorial

Hello Crafty Friends!

Hope you are well and happy. πŸ’“ Today's project is a stunning 3D bow card.
( I add the template at the bottom of the post for you to have a go ).

To create this original card you will need:
Centura Pearl Snow White
Sheena Stamping cardstock
Gemini Clear Stamp - Words of Endearment
Roaring 20's Paper pad by Crafter's Companion
Stazone Jet Black Ink pad
Die'sire Classiques Metal Die - Parisian Mirror
Distress ink abandoned Coral
Dabbers
Collall Glue
Iridescent gems
Craft Essentials.




Step by Step 

1.- Die cut 4 small ovals,  4 large ovals and the ribbon strip out of a floral sheet from the Roaring 20's paper pad. Add a light shadow around the borders by using the distress ink.

2.- Bend carefully each oval. You can use a thick pen or another cylindrical object to shape the middle area of your bow. You aim for a nice rounded curve, not a sharp fold. Glue the endings together to form a loop.

3.- Stamp the sentiment onto a Shenna cardstock. Die cut with the small die from the Parisian mirror sie set. Die cut the Parisian mirror 3 times more. Glue them together. Add the sentiment on the top. This will create a sturdy centre for the bow.

3.- Add the loops in the back of the sentiment. Starting with the small ones and attach the large ones behind them as shown. Use a strong adhesive! 

4.- Cut the Ribbon strip in two. Add each piece to behind the side of the bow, as shown.

5.- With the bow done, just create a blank to affix the bow in the front. 

6.- To finish add some gems, around the sentiment and in the corners of the blank.

Tips: Substitute the centre for an oval or circle shape with images or sentiments.  to have different samples of bow cards.




Thanks for stopping by πŸ’   Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Back to Basics - Nesting dies πŸ’œ

Hi, Crafty Friends

Hope you are well and happy. πŸ’– Today I have two projects just to show you the versatility of the  Nesting  Die Sets. They are a must-have for any crafter enthusiastic.  They came with plain, stitched, torn en the edge and scalloped, you’ll have great fun creating many different looks with them.

They are awesome for matting and layering but also perfect for making, frames, apertures, shaker cards and more. Mix it with any of other circle nestings dies like scalloped; plain and torn edges for alternative styles.


Use you nesting dies for matting and layering to get a fab, eye-catching dimension.






Combine the nesting dies to get really cool apertures or frames for your shaker cards as this example.








Thanks for stopping by πŸ’– Happy Crafting!  πŸ˜€

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Gif Box - Nesting Dies

Hi crafters!

Hope you are Ok πŸ’– Here is the newest project a gif box created decorate with the torn nesting dies fro Crafter's Companion. Have so much fun creating a lot of projects with the nesting dies. They are so versatile and useful that I consider them a basic essential.

Materials

Roaring 20's  12"x12" paper pad
Centura Pear Snow White
Centura Pear Pastels (pink)
Nesting dies Torn Edges Circles
Pink Gems
Me to you cd
Foam Pads
Washi Tape
Crafting Essentials





Thanks for stopping by πŸ’– Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Roaring 20's - Thank you πŸ’–

Hello Crafter! πŸ’– Today's project is a tenfold card created with the lovely stamps from the Collection Roaring 20's by Crafter's Companion.  I used the Spectrum Noir alcohol marker to paint the images and took the chance to be more experimental mixings colours. Hope you Like it! πŸ’–

To create this card you will need:

Blank 18x14 cm
Roaring 20's Double Side paper 12x12"
Centura Perl Snow White cardstock
Neenah Card
Mat Cardstock Pastels
All That Jazz clear Stamp Set
Razzle Dazzle Clear stamp set
Die'sire essentials Circle die
Die'sire essential scallop Circle die
Die sire Rustic Cottage Age Rose Die
Crafter's Companion 5"x7" 3D Embossing Folder - Swirls
Craft decorative feathers
Foam Pads
Memento Tuxedo Black Inkpad
Spectrum Noir Markers
Golden gel pen
Collall Tacky Glue
Craft Essentials











Thanks for stopping by πŸ’– Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Enchanted Forest - New Launch πŸ’– Tutorial

Hi Crafty Friends!

Hope you are fine and happy πŸ’– Today's project's a beautiful easel card tutorial made with the stunning goodies from the Enchanted Forest Collection 🌳by Crafter's Companion. Love everything about it the dies, the papers, the stamps, the typo, the wooden stamps, the colour scheme, etc. Too much beautiful things in just one amazing collection πŸ’– 



45 min   -πŸ•˜   Fairy Kisses

You will need:

19 x 19 cm Square Easel Blank
Black Card Mat
Centura Pearl Snow White
Carnival Cardstock  (Blue - Glitter)
Shenna  Stamping Card
Frolicking Fairies  Die
Everlasting Tree Die
Enchanted Forest Paper pad 6" x 6"

Tip: Bend the wings of the flower backwards to create  some movement
Rectangular essential die
Rectangular Scallop essential die
Sara Signature Enchanted Forest Stamp and Die - Fairy Wishes
Crafter's Companion Spray and Sparkle Iridescent Glitter Varnish
White half Pearls,  Gems
Iridescent Glitter
Foam Pads
Collall Glue

Step by Step

1. Select a sheet of paper with the mushrooms in the bottom as show from the Enchanted Forrest paper pad. Mat with a 17,5 x 17,5 cm piece of black Mat card.  Reapit with a piece of 16x16 cm blue glitter card.  Spray the piece with Spray and Sparkle Iridescent Glitter Varnish. Affix to the front of the easel card.
2. Die cut the sitting fairy twice out of black card. Affix one in the left side on the front of the card just over the mushroom to create the illusion that she is sitting on it. Cut away the body of the second fairy.  Keep the wings. Cover them with glue and add the glitter. Let it dry. Affix to the fairy on the card as she has the wings open. (As shown)
3.- Die cut the tree out of black card. Cut away half of the branches from the right side. Place the tree in over the border f the patterned paper in the right side.






4. Create a strip of 7x19 cm put of pattern paper. Mat the piece over an 8.5x19 cm black card. Distress the longest borders running the blade of the scissor along few times. Affix to the easel base. Stamp the sentiment in a piece of Sheena  Stamping Card. Die cut the sentiment with a rectangular die.  Place the sentiment in a Scallop die cut made out on blue glitter card slightly bigger. Add foam pads in the back. Place the sentiment over the strip in the base of the card as shown.



 5. Die cut the Fairy 4 times out of black card.  Cut away the fairies' body. Use the wings to create a flower. Spray the flower with Spray and Sparkle Iridescent Glitter Varnish.  Add a White Half Pearl on the centre and place the flower beside the right side of the sentiment.   Finally, add the gems in the corners of the card and a few more in the strip of the base.



Thanks for stopping by πŸ’– Happy Crafting

Friday, 21 September 2018

Congratulations card

Hi Friends!

Hope you are well and happy. πŸ˜‰ Today's Friyay πŸ‘ and here is my card created with the beautiful collection Patchwork Dies by Crafter's Companion. It's really easy to use and you can use all the bits and bobs of scrap paper you've got lying around. Also, I created a stunning central piece with a flower from the quilling collection. Hope you like it. πŸ’—

To create this card you will need
Rustic Wedding Craft card Pack
Centura Pearl Pastels
Crafters Companion Cardstock Brights
Gemini Only Words Collection "Congratulations" die
Die'sire Classiques Quilling Flower Die - Carnation Duo
Collall Glue
Craft Essentials
Foam Pads



Tip: Use foam pads to add depth to the patchwork squares.


The flower was made out of Centura Perl Pastel Blue. Once done the flower was sprayed with Spray and Stay glue and finally I added a layer of iridescent glitter for a WOW effect.




Thanks for stopping by πŸ’ Happy crafting!