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Lilac Sweetness • Deco Foil Resist Watercoloring + Heart Shaker Window

Hello there. I thought I’d stop by and share with you my latest card using digital stamps from the set Sweetness, this time using lilac as my main color. I posted a video on my IGTV channel (on Instagram) showing how I was planning to put together this card and what I was using for each part of the process. Make sure to check that out if you can!

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All the images on this card were printed with a laser printer and foiled in gold. That’s one of my favorite things to do with digis. Once foiled you can color the images pretty much with any medium you like and the foil will resist it. The floral cone was colored with Zig Clean Color brush markers. (Watercoloring works great with this technique.) In the end, I added some Iridescent glitter on the heart using a light coat of Mixed Media Adhesive to make it look like a sugar cookie. So cute!

This is actually a shaker card. I created a heart window for the shaker using a die and cutting the shape out from a piece of patterned paper on my die cutting machine. Instead of acetate I used a Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheet for the shaker. I created a pattern using a digital sentiment stamp from the set Sweetness, copying and pasting it to cover the entire piece and then printed it with a laser printer. The toner from the print activates with heat, so I ran it through my laminator, covered with a piece of Gold Deco Foil and that gave me this custom and coordinating clear cover for the shaker heart. I filled the shaker with lots of different kinds of sequins from Unity Stamp Co. (The prettiest sequins ever!)

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To finish my card I added a banner with this fun -and real- sentiment which was also foiled in gold! Additional sequins were adhered around my card front too, because I simply can’t have enough…

Make sure to visit my Etsy shop to get this
and all your other favorite digi stamp sets!

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I also invite you to follow me on Instagram
so you can watch how I color
and come up with my latest cards!

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Check out THIS post for more shaker inspiration!
Click here

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That’s all for today! Thanks so much for your sweet comments and support! It means the world to me! Love to have a chance to share what I make with YOU and that it can inspire so many! Crafty hugs.

 

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Pineapple LOVE • Free SVG Packs & Tutorials with Deco Foil

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing a bunch of foiled Summer Pineapple themed project ideas. Not only am I going to show you how to make each of these cute cards but I’m also giving away the free SVG files I used to create them!

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Free Download • Pineapple Elements and Shaker Card SVG Cut Files

Today we’re offering a free download that includes 2 SVG Cut File packs, one includes pineapple elements and the other one comes with everything you need to put together a pineapple shaped shaker or shaker card. You can mix and match elements cutting the pieces from different kinds of materials. I cut Deco Foil Toner sheets, Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets (acetate), cardstock and patterned paper using my Cricut Explore Air 2. These SVG packs will allow you to create pineapple shaped cards, shaker cards, tags, cupcake toppers and so much more!

The pineapple card SVG pack will also let you create non-shaker cards and those are easy to layer and put together too! The pineapple elements are super fun to play with and I can imagine using them for Summer party decorations and much more! These files were handdrawn and designed by yours truly so I hope you enjoy working with them as much as I did!

Tutorial & Download Link

Visit Therm O Web’s blog to check out the entire step by step tutorial for the watercolored pineapple themed cards, the foiled pineapple shaker card and tag. All 3 projects include step by step instructions! While you’re there make sure to click on the freebie link and download these amazing SVG packs… Hope you enjoy today’s awesome freebie! (It’s quite a large freebie, for sure.)

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That’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed. As always, I invite you to subscribe to the blog for many more tutorials using Deco Foil! Share this post with your friends and family so everyone can try out these fun pineapple themed project ideas and come back soon for more creative inspiration!

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A Christmas Gift to my Followers + Everyday Flower Stamps on Christmas Cards

Merry Christmas! I had to stop by to send you my good wishes and of course do a little giveaway… So instead of making you read the entire post to find out what my gift is, I will let you know right away! I was thinking that a little bundle of digital papers and stamps would be a great freebie, but then I thought a gift card to the shop would be even better! So today, for the first time ever at Graciellie Design I am giving away a $10 gift card to each of my followers! Yes, every single one! If you’re not a subscriber yet all you need to do is click on the follow button (on sidebar), enter your email and confirm your subscription! If you are already a follower then just go to my shop and add the coupon THANKYOU10 during checkout and enjoy this $10 gift card from me to you! This Christmas I am thankful for you! This is just a small way to say thank you. I wish you the happiest of Holidays! (This gift will be available until the end of the year.)

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As for my card, yes, just as I mentioned on the title this time I thought I’d use one of my everyday floral stamps for a Christmas card… Why not? The flowers are from a kit called Faith & Hope and the sentiment is from Cheery Christmas, both recent additions to my collection with Unity Stamp Company. I colored the flowers with Prismacolor pencils, using the layering and burnishing technique and just focused on giving each petal a bit of highlight. The center of the flowers has foiled details that I added with Deco Foil Adhesive and Gold Sequins Deco Foil (no laminator needed). I also used some amazing 3D Foam Squares that made them look extra dimensional.

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I’ve noticed that each year I tend to go for certain color combinations for my Christmas cards and this year all I wanted to use was red and black… I received some beautiful papers from Echo Park, from A Perfect Christmas Paper Pack and they went perfect with the red on the flowers. The Premium Black Onyx card base and sentiment banner finish off the card design dramatically, adding lots of contrast and elegance.

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That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed this post. Enjoy the holidays! I’ll be back before the year ends with more inspiration for you! Until then.

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WINNERS + Last Minute Gifts for Christmas: Apron Gift Card Holders

Christmas is upon us and I know many of us end up wrapping gifts and making tags and cards in a rush on Christmas Eve. So I am planning ahead preparing some outside of the box last minute gift ideas. This time I’m sharing these cute Christmas Apron gift / money holders!

 

 

New Holiday Traditions Papers
These sweet aprons look perfect thanks to our new digital papers from Holiday Traditions. You can find those here. They are super affordable and you can print them as many times as you like to recreate the same look on several projects. Also, I was able to get to aprons per printed 8 1/2″ by 11″ sheet. I printed them in a regular inkjet printer and used it to cut the pieces of this SVG file.

I used the Precious Giftables cartridge -or should I say Christmas giftables- by the lovely Anna Griffin. It includes two pocketsm, one that you can see on the pictures to place a small card, and another one on the back that is perfect for your money gifts. So yes, they are very practical too!

I finished the aprons with pretty stickers from the Very Merry Pack by Simple Stories, beautiful ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and jewel stickers from The Eyelet Outlet.

More Project Ideas for Christmas
If you need more inspiration for your Christmas crafts make sure to click on the links below and see some of my latest projects.

Customizing Digital Papers
Foiled Poinsettia Card
 

 

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Winners
We have to announce 2 winners from our last 2 New Release blog hops and they are: MY KRAFT KLOSET.KIM KLINKOVSKY and MARJORIE DUMONTLER. Congratulations! Please send me a quick note through the contact form and I’ll send you your gift cards!

That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more last minute ideas for the holidays! Until then.

Sharing with Simon Says Stamp for their Christmas Card Day Link-Up.
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Shabby Chic Christmas Cards with Deco Foil + New Word Die Cuts

It’s been a while since I made a shabby chic card and today I have 2 of them to share, each full of wintery layers and textures. I also will be showing you how to put together this card design on a video tutorial featuring Rebekah Meier Designs mixed media products by Therm O Web and also a new digital pack from my shop with which I made some beautiful foiled word die cuts!

 

 

Tutorial & Supplies
I invite you to visit Therm O Web’s blog to see the complete list of supplies and links. This card design although very layered is not complicated to put together and I know that you will be able to duplicate it translating it to different color schemes using different patterned papers and elements! Click below to watch the video tutorial and click here to subscribe to my channel and watch many other Deco Foil tutorials!

If you are curious about these word svg die cuts, click here to see my new bundle pack that includes over 100 words and coordinating shadows! These can be resized and you can use any electronic cutting machine to make them!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! For more Deco Foil ideas for all your Holiday crafts make sure to subscribe to Therm O Web’s blog.
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Pretty Butterflies & Caterpillars -New Stamp Release with Unity Stamp Company-

Yes! Surprise! We have been working behind the scenes with Unity Stamp Company to bring you new rubber stamp kits! We have added 3 new kits to my rubber stamp collection for Unity and we couldn’t be more excited! Today Unity’s designers are sharing beautiful inspiration projects and I decided to join them too with this card and tag featuring images from the new Spark stamp kit.
The sentiments in this kit are very meaningful to me and I always, always try to encourage and lift people’s spirit with every stamp set I design, because I know just how hard life can get at times… I believe that an uplifting word can make a difference. I hope that you love this kit and that you use it a lot too.

I absolutely love the color combination on these projects! I don’t remember the last time I used a deep blue like this… I’m infatuated! (smile) But it all started with the coloring of the stamped images. The coloring usually determines what I will do next with my card design. I used Spectrum Noir markers in vintage blues for the butterfly on the tag and blues and turquoises for the one on the card. The caterpillar is colored with SN greens. I applied some SN sparkle to the images after I colored them and that added a nice shimmer!

I used beautiful patterned papers, most of them from Simple Stories. The bold blue background though is from DCWV. I played with color and mixed patterns quite a bit to create a modern and fresh combination. I love the final look of both the card and tag!

 

Shop our Stamps
Make sure to stop by Unity Stamp Co. shop today and grab some our new stamp kits! While you’re there check out other new stamp kits released a little earlier this year. Join the new release party on social media and on Unity’s blog. I’m sure there will be giveaways and lots of inspiration that you might enjoy! See you there.
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Video Tutorial: Christmas Rosette Ornament Tags with Gina K. Designs

Today I’m back with a new video tutorial with Therm O Web, featuring Gina K. Designs new Holiday line! I’m in love with everything in this line and I’ll be showing you how I used the new Therm O Web Decorative die cuts, Foil-Mates and glitter Fancy Foils! I love everything in this new release and I know you will too!

I used beautiful papers from Simple Stories on these ornament tags. I love the more muted, retro color scheme of this paper pack. This one’s called Very Merry and I enjoyed working with it so very much.

 

Video Tutorial & Supplies

Click below to watch the video tutorial. All details on the steps I followed to make this tags can be found on the video. The complete supply list can be found on the video description on YouTube and also on Therm O Web’s blog. I’ve posted additional pictures on Therm O Web so make sure to visit their blog too!

 

 

That’s all for now. Make sure to like and share this video. Become a follower by clicking the subscribe button on my YouTube channel for more project ideas and tutorials. That’s all for now! Until next time.

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Unicorn Wishes Card Set – New Stamps & SVG’s + Giveaway!

Yay! It’s time for a new release at Graciellie Design. We had a few date changes this month, but I assure you it’s only because of many exciting things coming very soon! Today we have 4 new stamp sets and 1 coordinating SVG set, that are available now on the shop. The design team is sharing truly amazing samples and we are having a blog hop and giveaway to celebrate!

 

Our design team has been sharing some lovely classic cards and they inspired me to go back to basics and make this card set. I used the new Unicorn Wishes Stamp Set and SVG set. I am loving the unicorn trend and these cards remind me of all the beautiful stationery papers I collected when I was around 10 years old.

I cut the unicorn SVGs on my Cricut Explore Air from Aquamarine Mica/Metallic 105# cardstock from Paper Temptress’ Magnolia Dreams Collection. They were really easy to cut, since I created them in a way that they wouldn’t give your machine any trouble. Also, the metallic cardstock I used works great with these SVGs!

I layered different patterned papers from DCWV’s Fairytale Dreams paper pack -including some beautiful glittery cardstocks- using different stitched dies from Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web. I even used the pink patterned paper to print my sentiments. I finished off the cards with white grossgrain ribbon from Paper Temptress and crinkle ribbon from Tim Holtz and embellished both with a stunning flower sticker rhinestone from the Eyelet Outlet.

 

 


Blog Hop & Giveaway
I think the pastel colors look beautiful together and the give the cards a dreamy, nostalgic look! I hope you enjoyed seeing these projects and that they inspire you to create some unicorn cards yourself! But wait, there is more to share today, so follow the list below to see what our DT created with the new stamp collection! Comment on each stop for a chance to win a $10 coupon to the shop!

That’s all for now. Before you go click here and visit our shop and take a closer look to our new collection! Until next time!
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Monoprinted with Paints & Sparkle – Card with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

I’m sharing a new card with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps today and I’m bringing lots of sparkle and mixed media to cheer up your day.

To make today’s card I monoprinted a background with my gel press, a stencil and craft paints and once I removed the card panel from the gel press, while the paint was still wet I sprinkled glitter, mica and other beautiful texture elements that add shimmer to to the card.

I made a border using a strip of patterned paper and an SVG border cut that I created and then added two flowers lightly colored and fussy cut. Finally I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment, in beautiful cursive font, on a matching patterned paper banner. This Magnolia flower and this sentiment are from a set I designed for SNSS called Floral Greetings. 

Hope you enjoyed today’s post. Until next time!
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Tutorial: Stitched Tile Sky Background with Therm O Web & Waffle Flower Stamps

I’m back with a new tutorial for Therm O Web and this time I am also featuring a cute new stamp set from Waffle Flower Stamps. I have a step by step on how to create a Stitched Tile Sky Background.

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Click here view the complete tutorial on how to create this Tile Sky Background card with Gina K. Designs Therm O Web products.

That’s it for today. I love how cute the images look on this tile cloud background. The foiled clouds add a perfect touch! Hope you enjoy the tutorial. See you on Therm O Web’s blog!