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Stencils & ColorBox Pigment Inks – Exclusive Tutorial for Clearsnap –

Today I’m sharing a fun and easy tutorial on Clearsnap’s blog on how I created these modern and colorful gold dipped ombre stenciled backgrounds! Head over to their blog to check out the steps and supplies used to make these cards. Remember to leave a comment, to let me know you enjoyed the post and if you’d like to see more collaborations with Clearsnap in the future.

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Versatile Cardmaking using one Product- Featuring Fancy Pants Designs –

I believe all of us have bought products that we aren’t able to use throughout the year. Maybe they’re seasonal or maybe they only fit a certain style. What if I told you there are products out there that are so versatile, you can stretch them and use them in many ways, for different styles of cards and seasons? Well, today I’m sharing with you two totally different cards using the same product.

This is the first post on a series that I think could help you achieve a much more versatile and enjoyable cardmaking process, saving you time and money along the way. Today I am featuring a kind of product everyone should have in their stash, a kit.

Main Supplies:
Paper – Fancy Pants Designs | Flutter Collection Kit
Embellishments – Eyelet Outlet | Glitter Silver Dot Washi Tape, Vintage Washi Tape, Foil Washi Tape – Gold/Stars, Round Jewels – Pink/Blue, 12mm Jewel Bling – Clear Edge, Pink Pearl Bling – Multi Size – 100 Count, Flower Jewels – Clear, Gray Jewel Multi Size Bling – 100 Count
Stamp – Graciellie Design | Think Spring Digital Stamp Set
Dies – Spellbinders | Rose Creations, Classic Circles, Gold Circles One, A2 Matting Basics. Cheery Lynn Designs | English Tea Party Doily. Memory Box Dies | Botanical Stem
Miscelaneous – Pink Gross Grain Ribbon, Large Pearls, Gauze, Beige cardstock, Double Sided Adhesive, Foam Tape

Using the versatile Flutter Collection Kit by Fancy Pants Designs I was able to complete two cards, one for Spring and another one for Summer. Yes, both cards were made using papers from the same collection! This kit includes patterned and solid textured papers, decorative elements, buttons, solid and patterned gold foil cardstock and embellishments, journaling cards in three different sizes including large ones that would work perfect for a CAS card front. So, as you can see, the possibilities are endless… This is a very complete kit that gives you an incredibly diverse palette to work with and it is the kind of kit everyone need in their stash. Though it is meant to be used for scrapbooking, project life, and albums I decided to show you how much you can get from it for cardmaking too!

On my Spring card I used three of the softer papers in the collection and used die cuts to complete a cute and delicate design. It is really great to find a kit that allows you to create a variety of projects and as you can see, I found pastel tones in this collection that work perfect for Spring. Besides the die cuts I also added a lot of jewels, a couple of banners made from washi tape and one of my digital sentiments that I printed to coordinate the rest of the design.

On my Summer card I used elements and papers from the kit entirely -no die cuts-, and the result was so cute and fun. I love to use journaling cards to layer my cards and that is exactly what I did on my second card. The papers and elements complete the design so well, all I needed to do was add a few jewels and a bit of washi tape.

Take a closer look to the NEW digital stamp set I used on my first card here.

I will be back with the second part of this short series, sharing new cards using this same collection kit. Special thanks to Fancy Pants Designs for sponsoring this series.

Do you own a product that allows you to do versatile cardmaking? Let me know on the comments below.

Sharing with: Cheery Lynn Designs – Doily Theme / Memory Box – Blossoms & Bunnies / The Paper Girls – Rainbows / In the Pink – For a Special Lady / HIMCR – Spring Colors /

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Blue Shabby Love

Hi my beloved readers! Today I have a new project for you… A scrapbook page! I’ve managed to create a few things with remainders and punches. I love card making, but whenever I take a good pic or when I come across one on my computer, I feel the need to scrapbook. The inspiration for today’s project comes from a color board at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous’ current challenge. And I just happen to have a paper pad on that color palette!

Materials
Cloud 9 Design – Wild Indigo
Heidy Grace Designs – Celebration
K & Company – Life’s Journey Stamp Collage Embossed Paper
Shery K. Designs – Antoinette (vintage handwriting)
Marvy Uchida:
– Silhouette & embossing super jumbo punch: Butterfly
– Silhouette & embossing super jumbo punch: Sunflower (for both flowers)
Spellbinders:
– Grand Labels
– A2 matting basics
– Gold Elements One (flourish)
– Rose Creations (leaves)
– Adorning Squares (sentiment corners)
– Classic Labels Four
Inkadinkado embossing powder
Prima Marketing Stamps – Lady Bird Collection
Penny Black Stamps – Tweet Tweet
Ranger Distress Ink: Broken China, Vintage Photo
Ranger embossing ink
Merletto gems
Bazic two sided tape and mounting tape
Stanley 14 watts mini glue gun
Hot melt glue sticks
Other generic materials
Vellum
Fused string pearl beads
3/8″ gross grain ribbon in Cream
DIY pearl pins

The picture I worked with was taken long, long ago. My son was still a little baby and he was taking a nap with my sister. He loves her! Even now he just wants to hang with her whenever he visits my mom’s house. I edited this picture to give it a vintage look.

There are some details that I hand cut from original die cuts, for example: the large corner flourish and the smaller tag corners are hand cut from Spellbinders dies. Another trick was, I created both flowers with the same sunflower punch. The vellum flower for instance was created with seven punched sunflowers each of them folded in half and then rolled to create a bud. Oh I almost forgot, this was a 12″ by 12″ page, so to give it a twist a reaped it and turned the negative facing the front to create a contrast line.

And that’s it! This is a shocking color change considering all of February’s pinks and reds, right? Anyways, hope you like it! 

This project is participating in:
Craft Hoarders Anonymous
Hiding in my Craftroom
2nd. Diagonal
Bling, Ribbon, Flowers
Inkspirational Challenge Blog
 
2nd Vertical Row
Two word sentiment
3D items

Something shiny
Aud Sentiments

Add a Flourish 
Delightful Challenges 

For the Boys 
Melonheadz Friends 

Flower Galore 
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT 

Tip-Toe through the Tulips Paper Issues