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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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Video Tutorial: Flamingo Foil-Mates Cards + Free Printable

Adding foiled details to your cards has never been easier! Today I’ll show you how I made foiled Flamingo themed cards using Foil-Mates backgrounds. Foil-Mates backgrounds are easily customizable and this time I added a splash of color to them using inks. Plus, we’re also sharing a free printable with Flamingo themed sentiments so you can recreate today’s card yourself!

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Therm O Web Supplies:
Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds • Dots & Strings
Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6″ x 8″ • Wild Dandelion
Foil Laminator • 12 inch
Zots™ Roll • 3D
Memory Tape Runner XL™
iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive 2.1 fl oz

Other Supplies:
Flamingo Digital Stamp Sentiments – Free download
Flamingo SVG cut
Cricut Explore Air 2
Distress Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers
Ink Blending Tool
Vellum
Premium Cardstock in Turquoise Sea and Passionate Pink
Water mister

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Flamingo Foil-Mates Card Video Tutorial

Many of you may be wondering if the Foil-Mates paper is thick enough for techniques that use water, and the answer is yes. The paper has a very smooth finish and allows you to apply and blend inks easily. On the other hand, it will hold after using water moderately. On today’s card I sprayed water directly to the Foil-Mates background and although at first you might notice some texture on the spots the water touched, once it dries it will have its original smooth finish.

These cards are lots of fun to make, especially because the Foil-Mates background do the hard work for you… All you need to do is add a bit of color! Click below to learn how to make these Flamingo themed Foil-Mates cards!

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That’s it for today. Make sure to visit Therm O Web’s blog to download and save today’s free printable! I’ve included 3 digital sentiments (like the ones used on my cards) so you can recreate this design at home! Thanks for stopping by. Until next time!

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Video Tutorial: Ombre Foil-Mates Cards with Gina K. Designs & Therm O Web

I’m back with another fun Deco Foil tutorial, this time using Foil-Mates to create ombre backgrounds for cards. It doesn’t get easier than this! The technique is simple and will help you create perfect ombre cards every time.

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Video Tutorial

I prepared a video tutorial so you can follow me as I create this card. Make sure to click here and visit Therm O Web’s blog where I’m sharing the complete list of supplies. If you love colorful rainbow cards, this colorful obre technique is great for you! Of course, this technique will also work with different inks to create more muted color transitions. Click below to check out my tutorial!

 

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Final Tips

Foil-Mates are very easy to use. They are black toner ink prints that come ready to use in a pack. One Foil-Mates sheet will give you two A2 card panels and to foil them all you need to do is place a piece of Deco Foil transfer sheet and run it through you laminator. It’s that easy. For better results, Therm O Web recommends adding a cardstock shim under your Foil-Mates sheet, to add more pressure and help the foil transfer evenly to your background. This tip works great for me so I thought I’d share it with you!

That’s all for today. Thanks so much for visiting. Before I go, here is another fun idea using Foil-Mates that I share recently:

Galaxy Foil-Mates Cards Tutorial
Click here

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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
 

 

Christmas Card & Gift Box

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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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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Unicorn Card with TCW – Magical Tutorial with lots of Sparkle & Color

I’m sharing a magical tutorial today with The Crafter’s Workshop. A unicorn stenciled and foiled card with lots of color and sparkle. I love stencils and the depth they add to projects and today you’ll see how only one stencil gives you so much interest.

I’ll be showing you how to make a two toned foiled pattern with TCW Harlequin stencil using Deco Foil Transfer Gel. This is going to be fun, I can assure you and the best part is that you will be able to make a project just like this to if you follow the tutorial.

Tutorial
Check out the complete step by step tutorial on The Crafter’s Workshop blog. Leave me a comment on TCW blog letting me know what you favorite texture or element on this card is. Do you love the watercolors? The foiled effect? The glitter on the magical unicorn?

Thanks so much for stopping by. Now follow me to TCW blog and check out all the details to today’s project!

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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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Lilac Inspiration with Magnolia Dreams – Blog Hop & Winners!

 

Today is our inspiration blog hop with our GD shop team and there will be so many different project ideas for you! I wanted to share an elegant an easy to make set of notecards in beautiful lilac and aqua. The new digital paper pack Magnolia Dreams has a color palette that allows you to play with a few more colors other than fuscia and teal. You’ll see me mixing and matching SVG cuts, some mine and another from a different designer and also traditional die cuts. Follow me to check out how I made these dreamy cards.

I am using 2 tones of lilac specialty cardstock and an aqua cardstock by by Paper Temptress, our collab partner this month who created a specialty paper pack that will let you make a large amount of projects in a variety of colors matching the patterns from our digital pack perfectly.

This card base has 3 different layers. I used Paper Temptress Aqua Basis 80#, Amethist Mica Metallic and Mountain Rose Glimmer.

Layer 1. I started of by cutting our A2 detailed medallion panel from the new Magnolia Dreams SVG pack on the Cricut Explore Air 2. That is going to be our first layer, sitting on top of the card base.

Layer 2. I also cut a Anna Griffin Flourish Cards and Embellishments card base sized to an A2. I did cut the back of the flourish card to create a matching layer for the medallion panel. Although the designs are different both of the panels match to perfection and you can see a hint of the flourish design under the medallion panel for a modern layered die cut look that is so on trend right now!

Layer 3. Our third layer is smooth. It’s a simple A2 card panel cut from one of the patterns in the new Magnolia Dreams digital paper pack. Place this panel underneath the flourish and medallion layers.

Layer 4. Of course we need to embellish our notecards. I cut a traditional stitched circle die cut from the new Therm O Web Gina K. Designs line (from the Large Set) and added it to the center of the card.

Layer 5. Add a piece of lilac gross grain ribbon across the card panel and then add the last layer, a medallion SVG embellishment that comes in the new Magnolia Dreams SVG pack. Optional: Add some sparkle to the medallion customizing it with glitter. There is a super easy way to make your own matching glitter svg cuts. More on that technique HERE.

A rhinestone embellishment finishes off these notecards beautifully. Notecards shouldn’t be plain. The new Magnolia SVG cuts are so fast to make using your electronic cutter and they look so detailed and elegant. Customize your notecards mixing and matching cuts and create a personalized card that everyone will love!

Want more project ideas?
Follow the blog hop below to check out what our awesome designers created today. Do leave them a comment if you like what you see (which I’m sure you will). They are sharing new techniques and new product in unique ways! Enjoy…

Remember that this month you get a free stamp set when you buy the complete Magnolia Dreams Collection, that includes stamps, papers and SVG pack. Each set is sold separately and when added together to your cart, once your order is placed you will get a free set in your email. Click here to shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Before we go we have some WINNERS to announce! Congratulations to:

Day 1 / Magnolia Dreams Collection

Day 2 / $10 coupon

Congratulations! Remember to send me an email through the contact form (go to contact tab on blog header) so I can send you your prize!

That’s it for now! Stay crafty.

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New Tutorial with The Crafter’s Workshop: Monoprinted and Textured Backgrounds

Today is the beginning of my journey as part of the The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils Design Team and I couldn’t be happier. To celebrate I’m sharing a detailed step by step tutorial on these Tropical themed monoprinted and textured cards on TCW’s blog
Out of all the stencil techniques I’ve tried out, adding texture to stenciled patterns has to be one of my favorite things to do. You’ll find glitter, embossing powder, mica as texture finishes, and it was lots of fun to experiment with all those different mediums. I’m also using one of my favorite stencils: TCW643 Infinite Lace by Rebekah Meier. I used craft paints this time and as you can see I’ve been into bold, Summer colors lately so I had to go for a strong color combo this time also. I used the new Magnolia Dreams flower stamp to finish my cards, some SVG leaf cuts and a word bead colored with alcohol markers.

TUTORIAL

Click here to view the complete step by step tutorial on TCW Stencils blog. This technique makes your backgrounds look so elaborate, especially with this beautiful medallion stencil, but you’ll find that it is not hard to make at all. You will need to get your hands dirty with paints -which is one of the most freeing aspects of mixed media- but other than that, I know you will love making this project.


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Leave me a comment letting me know what you think! It’s my first time posting for TCW so it would be great to hear from you! Thanks so much for stopping by. See you on TCW’s blog!

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Adding Shimmer to SVG cuts Easily + Giveaway! – New Digital Release and Design Team!

We started the month with an amazing blog hop with Paper Tempress and today we continue the celebration with our New Release Blog Hop. Today we introduce more new designers that have joined our team for 2017-2018 and who have many project ideas that I know you’ll love!

We have released 3 new stamp sets, a paper pack and an SVG set! We have a special collection for the first time called Magnolia Dreams that includes coordinating stamps, papers and SVG cuts. It has a beautiful color theme in fuscia and teal. To complement this collection, Paper Temptress has put together a specialty paper pack that coordinates with the theme. You can find out more about that on yesterday’s blog hop!

Today I have a card and a gift card holder to share featuring the Magnolia Dreams collection. I’m having lots of fun with the new svg cut files and I love that I was able to design them to coordinate with the pattern in the digital papers.

The new SVG files are so versatile. I resized the medallion on Cricut Design Space and cut them in 2 different sizes. The large one was cut from Teal Basis 80# which is a matte cardstock, I used a brush to apply mixed media adhesive and then covered it with Colorbox Winter Frost glitter. The smaller medallion was cut from Self Adhesive Toner Sheets and then foiled with Teal Deco Foil in a laminator. These are just 2 ways you can customize your SVG cuts and as you can see it is very simple to do!

I cut the gift card holder with one of Anna Griffin’s newest cartridges, cutting all the elements with our new digital patterned papers. Our digital paper pack comes with a Magnolia branch clipart and those are the perfect finishing embellishments for your projects. I usually like to finish my printed elements with a bit of Glitter Dust spray which not only seals the print but also adds a beautiful soft sparkle. That is another fun way of adding shimmer to your SVG cuts and the best part is this spray won’t smudge the ink on your prints, on the contrary it will protect them and make them more durable.

As you can see even the inside of the gift card holder uses digital paper prints. Digital paper packs are the perfect way to customize projects, but my favorite part is you can print them over and over again, so you never run out of your favorite patterns.

New Release Blog Hop
Leave a comment on the blogs below for a chance to win a $10 off coupon to the shop! Share with you friends and invite them to join us this month so they have a chance to win too! 

Thanks for stopping by today! For more ideas and inspiration follow us on Pinterest! For more chances to win, click here and join yesterday’s blog hop too!

Before you go, don’t forget to click here and check out all our new products on the shop today. This month when you buy the entire Magnolia Dreams collection you’ll get a free gift (no code needed / gift is sent directly to your email).