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Quick Tip Video: Monoprinted & Stenciled Valentines using Black Modeling Paste

Hey there! I’m back with another cardmaking idea for Valentine’s Day! This time I went overboard and created a bunch of cards using the Gel Press printing plate together with The Crafter’s Workshop Heavy Body Paints and Black Modeling Paste and a super cool stencil that made this design pop! I also have a quick video showing you how I created these backgrounds.

While preparing this project idea I rediscovered my love for monoprinting and also discovered a new obsession: Black Modeling Paste… These modeling pastes are so thick and easy to apply and they add so much dimension, texture and color to your projects!

Main Supplies: TCW737 Love Sonnet (used for monoprinting and stenciling) / TCW752 Graffiti Kisses (used for monoprinting) / TCW9009 Black Modeling Paste 8 oz. / TCW9020 Raspberry Sorbet Heavy Body Paint 4 0z. / TCW9019 Candy Apple Red Heavy Body Paint 4 0z. / TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Paint 4 0z. / Gel Press 6″x 6″ Reusable Gel Printing Plate  / XOXO Word SVG / Electronic Die Cutting Machine / Heart die Cut / Die Cutting Machine / Therm O Web Mixed Media Adhesive / Therm O Web 3D Zots / Mini Brayer

The cards themselves are really easy to put together once you have the backgrounds ready. As you can see, for some cards I simply die cut a large heart from the stenciled backgrounds and added them to a black card base. For a couple other cards I also added an SVG word that I cut on my Cricut and attached that to the card front.

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A LITTLE NOTE ABOUT THE DIE CUT WORDS USED ON THESE CARDS
THIS FUN XOXO WORD AND SHADOW DIE CUTS COME FROM A NEW SVG WORD BUNDLE I CREATED TO HELP EVERYONE IN THE PAPERCRAFTING COMMUNITY ACHIEVE THAT TRENDY WORD DIE CUT LOOK WITHOUT SPENDING SO MUCH! THIS BUNDLE IN PARTICULAR COMES WITH 82 ELEMENTS (WORDS AND SHADOWS INCLUDED) AND IS AVAILABLE NOW ON ETSY.

That’s all for today. For more ideas using stencils and mixed media make sure to visit The Crafter’s Workshop blog. Also, I would love to hear your thoughts on today’s cards, so please leave me a comment below and over at YouTube. Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time.

Sharing with: Mod Squad Challenge – Valentine or Love / SSS Wednesday Challenge – Layer it Up /
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Tutorial: Using 1 Stencil Several Times to create a Layered Background

I’m back again with another fun idea for Valentine’s, this time featuring a beautiful stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop together with some Deco Foil and a few of my digital products. Today’s card comes with a step by step tutorial. Find more details on that below.

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Tutorial

The background I created for this card is one of my favorites. I love how these pink hues look together with TCW’s yellow gold products, in this case I used Gold gesso. The best part about this project is that you only need 1 stencil design. Click here to check out the step by step tutorial on The Crafter’s Workshop blog. The complete list of supplies is linked on that post too, so you can take note and try out this project at home!

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A note about these new digital products
I created this die cut word recently and it will be included on a new SVG Word Bundle Set for Valentine’s that is coming out very soon! Plus, I also used a digital sentiment from the new stamp set Friends like You available now.

That’s all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ll see you at TCW’s blog for the tutorial! Until next time.

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Making Valentine’s Day Cards with Gina K. Designs & Therm O Web

Welcome to my first video tutorial of the year! I’m glad you made it here! I’m sharing a new project with Therm O Web… A playful and fun set of Valentine’s cards. I’ll show you how I created them using just 1 Foil-Mates sheet, 1 Fancy Foil sheet, some cardstock and ink!

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Video Tutorial

I’ve prepared a video tutorial too so you can watch how I made each card! Click below to watch or click here to visit my YouTube channel and watch it there! If you want to save the list of supplies I used, please click here and visit Therm O Web’s blog. You’ll also find more project photos there!

You’ll notice that each card idea came to life as a consequence of the scraps I was left with by the previous card… I love that! I love that you can stretch your supplies and use every single piece to create something pretty! Also, I used dye ink as watercolor to create these fun splattered background… I may have been feeling adventurous while preparing this tutorial as I did as much as I possibly could with just a few supplies!

A Little Note about this Digital Stamp
This Valentine’s sentiment is from my digital stamp collection and it comes in a set called Floral Heart & Banners.

Share the Love

If you want to support my channel and blog, feel free to share this post! You can do that through Pinterest, Facebook and even YouTube! Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember to visit Therm O Web’s blog and subscribe to their newsletter so you never miss a new project tutorial! That’s all for now, until next time!

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Valentine’s Day Blog Hop & Giveaway + Winner

Happy Valentine’s Day! Welcome to our first Valentine’s Blog Hop at Graciellie Design. Today the Creative Team and I will be sharing lots of inspiration using our new Love & Friendship stamp collection! We also have an awesome giveaway for you so stay with us ’til the end for a chance to win!
The designers and I have all been creating non-stop throughout the month making projects that include our new stamps, even for fun! Today I’m sharing 2 sets of Valentine’s cards I made this year, one of them similar to a design featured last year using stamps from – Love Ya! – and another one to which I added a beautiful verse from – Everlasting Love -. 

These fun 4 x 4″ cards are perfect to go along with Valentine’s treats. This year I made my son’s teachers these fun lollipop “milkshake” arrangements. Classmates will be getting candy bags with custom made tags.

The team too has lots to share with you! Today we are welcoming to the team the talented Agnieska, also known as Chanya13 in the papercrafting world. Make sure to leave a comment on very stop for a chance to win a $14 gift card to the shop. 

Agnieska

Zmorka 

Gayatri

Ginny Maxam
Maria Pilar
Barbara Thompson
Shylaashree

Larissa Pittman

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Before I go, let me thank you for celebrating with us our February Release blog hop! We have picked a winner from all who participated, and the lucky commenter is: 

Helen Gullet

Congratulations! Please email me using the contact tab so you can get your prize!
To all those who didn’t win, don’t give up! Next time the winner might be you, so take a minute to enjoy the inspiration and leave a comment today. If you can’t wait, stop by the shop and take a 10% off using a coupon the designers have for you! This discount can be used as many times as you like and can be shared with friends and family. The designers will be giving away their discount codes on their blogs today.

That’s it for now. We’ll be back soon with more to share. There’s an exciting new release coming and we can’t wait for you to see it! Until then, happy crafting.

Sharing with: Creative with Stamps – Valentine / Paper Creator – Love is in the Air / Paru’s Cardmaking Challenge – Love Naughty or Nice – Love is in the Air / Pixels and Paper – Hearts

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DIY Valentine’s Gift Ideas with Deco Foil Plus Exclusive Freebie!

It’s the cutest month of the year, with oh so many hearts, chocolate and candy and cupids bringing a smile to everyone’s faces. That being said, today I have a post full of fun tips and gift ideas for Valentine’s day using Deco Foil.


Therm O Web Suppies: 

Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Summer Rainbow
12″ Foil Laminator
Deco Foil™ White Foam Adhesive
3D White Foam Squares • Combo Pack
iCraft Adhesive™ Tape • 1/2 in
iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive 2.1 fl oz
Zots™ Roll • Small

Other Supplies: 
Free Digital Confetti Hearts Patterned Paper
Papers: Vellum, acetate, kraft, tissue, patterned scrapbooking paper. Also, corrugated cardboard.
Tools: Scissors, Paper trimmer, die cutting machine, Laser Printer, Heart dies (Large and small), Pillow box die

Other: 7/8″ hot pink grossgrain ribbon / Turquoise and pink paper twine / Iridescent thread

These projects were created with some of the new products released at CHA just recently! Be sure to check them out on TOW’s website!

A complete step by step tutorial is waiting for you on Therm O Web’s blog! Here are some cute and colorful DIY’s you might want to check out:

Transparent Mini Tags
Cute Layered Valentine’s Cards
Quick Candy Bar Wrapper
Foiled Acetate Pillow Box
I can’t wait to hear which gift idea is your favorite! Do leave me a comment here and on TOW’s blog letting me know! Plus, I have an exclusive freebie you can use to create these projects!

Thanks for visiting!

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Creating Backgrounds with Digital Stamps – Botanical Friendship Card –

Digital stamps can be used in so many ways! Today I used an image from my new stamp set Hope to create a lace motif background for my card front and even a coordinating layer for the inside of the card.

Main Supplies:
Stamps – Hope digital stamp set, Love digital stamp set by Graciellie Design
Dies – Spellbinders: A2 Matting Basics A, Victoria Accents, Butterflies 2 / Cheery Lynn Designs: English Tea Party Doily / Poppystamps: Holiday Winterberries / Memory Box: Botanical Stem / Heartfelt Creations: Botanical Wings
Frantage Embossing Enamel in Shabby Pink
Miscelaneous – Inkjet printer / Fused Pearl beads / Pearl stamens / Leather textured cardstock in white, cream, light brown / Embossed paper in green / Air dry clay heart / Pearl stickers / Gold button / Ink applicator / Brown inks / Acrylic paint / Brush


Update: You can edit this background using the online program PicMonkey (“add your own overlay”). You can also recolor and resize the background’s format on Microsoft Word.

The classic background that resulted from duplicating the lace motif and editing it’s color guided me towards a vintage / shabby chic design in green, brown and touches of pink. I created a cluster with flowers, butterflies and many different die cuts and embellishments to add dimension to the design. The printed verse stamp from the set Love -cut into a banner- finished the card so nicely, making it a perfect card for a friend not only on Valentine’s but on any occasion.

That pretty heart embellishment was actually created from air dry clay that I cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter, then textured with a pattern stamp and finally heat embossed using some Frantage Embossing Enamel. Like I said in my last post there is virtually no limits when it comes to creating your own embellishments. If you want to learn a few of my go to techniques on embellishments and mixed media click here.

Do you craft your own embellishments? What do you love to make? Tell me in a comment below.

To check out these and other new stamp sets click here.
Don’t miss out! Subscribe to my blog and follow me on social media so you don’t miss any news, projects and giveaways.

Sharing with: Live & Love Crafts – Love is in the Air / Mod Squad Challenge – From the Heart / Word Art Wednesday – AG / SSS Monday Challenge – Spritz and Spray / Double D Challenges – Pretty Pink Hearts / Docerela – Pastel Colors / Simply Create Too – Love & Valentines / C.R.A.F.T. – Make your own embellishment / Aud Sentiments – Love Sentiment / Cards 4 Galz – Fantastic Florals / Double D Challenges – Pretty Pink Hearts / In the Pink – With Love / The Paper Girls – Valentines – Love / Crafty Ribbons – Animals / The Card Concept – Sweethearts / Poppystamps – Crazy in Love / Memory Box – Tickled Pink, Pink cards / Dies R Us – Love / Cheery Lynn Designs – Tickled Pink
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Winner + Video Tutorial – Foiling & Heat Embossing Digital Images –

Today we are announcing the winners of our Graciellie Design Shop Blog Hop. Thanks to all who stopped by to check out the new February release and thanks also to those who participated leaving a comment in every stop. The winners are:

From Lisa’s blog:
Donna February 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM
Gorgeous cards Lisa, I just love Graciellies work and her digital. I would use her images for special occasion cards and for cancer patients that I send to. Take care, Donna

From Tenia’s blog:

Joyce Erb said…
Cool card! Love the vellum overlay. I would make cards
February 1, 2016 at 1:27 PM

From Samra’s blog:

Both of your cards are beautiful! Gracie has done such a lovely job with her digi sets, and you have displayed them so well in your creations! I would use Gracie’s digis to make cards.
I just became a follower of your lovely blog and would be honored if you joined mine as well:
Http://carriescustomcards.blogspot.com

There was a second giveaway if you subscribed to YouTube too, and the winner is:

Denise Bryant February 1, 2016 at 12:13 PM
I’m subscribed to your YouTube channel!

Winners please email me through the contact button so you can claim your prizes. Congratulations!

On the other hand many of you asked for a tutorial on how I heat embossed my new digital stamps on the cards I shared on the release blog hop, so I made a short video for you! Hope you enjoy.

Now that our blog hop is over I invite you to stop by my shop HERE and see all the new stamp sets, many of which were not showcased during the release! Let me know which is your favorite stamp set in a comment below!

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Valentine’s Collage Card + Giveaway -Celebrating Got Joy Creations Blog Hop-

Today I’m part of an awesome celebration. So glad you’re joining the fun too! Welcome to the Got Joy Creations blog hop.  Dana has some very exciting news to share. She started her Youtube channel a little over a year ago and she has reached 1,000 followers! We are so happy to be able to celebrate with her. Along the hop today, you will see some amazing projects all featuring a touch of gold.  It could be ribbon, glitter, embossing powder or even sequins. Here is my take for today…


One of my favorite gold products lately is foil. If you follow me you might have noticed it (lol). I decided to go for a vintage / shabby chic free style collage card. It is certainly a more modern take on shabby chic, but I do love all the elements together. The little cupid was die cut from Deco Foil double sided foam adhesive to which you just have to add the foil directly, no heat required (view the tutorial here). There’s another hint of gold hidden behind the tags, banners and other elements, a strip of embossed gold paper. Hope you find this idea fun and useful!

So let’s get hopping! Some of Dana’s friends have come together to celebrate her accomplishment!
These ladies are so talented… I know you’ll love every stop on the hop.


And what’s a hop without prizes?  Dana is spreading the JOY with her followers. You have until midnight EST January 22 to leave some love for everyone. Here’s what’s up for grabs.

(1) stamp set of YOUR choice from Fleurette Bloom
(1) stamp set of YOUR choice from Mint Owl Studio
(1) Mystery box full of crafty goodness courtesy of Dana

 Want to WIN one of these awesome prizes?  Just follow the instructions below:
* Subscribe to Dana’s Youtube channel 
* Subscribe to Dana’s blog GotJoy Creations
* Leave a comment on each blogsharing your favorite gold product to craft with.
Hope you have fun today getting to know Dana’s work and visiting all of our blogs. If it’s your first time here I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter. It’s not necessary but it sure would make my day!

Until next time…

Sharing with: Mod Squad Challenge – Friendship / SSS Monday Challenge – Best Friends / Always Playing with Paper – Inspiration Photo / Scrapbooking & Cardmaking – Valentine – Oddball ASCB – All you need is Love / In the Pink – AG /

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Botanical Cards for Valentine’s & Spring Tutorials with Umbrella Crafts

I’m starting to feel less and less christmas-y and that means you’ll start seeing a lot of floral inspiration on the blog. I thought I’d share with you my latest 2 cards made for my social media Fun Friday features… I experimented with a new dye ink and stretched it to the most not knowing how much it’s versatility would surprise me in the end. I’m talking about Umbrella Crafts Premium Dye Inks. I was able to stamp, blend, watercolor and even heat emboss (yes, that’s right, emboss) with these inks.

For my first card I created a beautifully blended ombre background and managed to give it a watercolor feel. I also created ombre flowers. Find the tutorial here.

On my second card I used layered stamping with one of Umbrella Crafts Trio Premium Dye Ink Sets and to my own surprise I also heat embossed the stamped flowers in gold using black dye ink (my new favorite)! Find the tutorial here.

I think both these cards would work for friendship Valentine cards and of course also for Spring. The best part is you can try any of these ideas and personalize them!

I invite you to check out all the products I used for today’s products including tools that you can find on the supply list below! They are exclusively available at Scrapbook.com. For more inspiration using Umbrella Crafts products check them out on Instagram and Facebook.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sharing with: Mod Squad Challenge – Friendship / SSS Wednesday Challenge – Ombre / Die Cut Divas – New Technique, Dies, Stamps, Colors / Live & Love Crafts – Something Old, Something New

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Pretty Window Card

I have learned to love pretty dies used to create scenes or house facades. Usually, I’m all about frames and layering die cuts to embellish my cards. This is because those were the kind of dies I knew of back when I started making cards. Now a days there is such a large variety of pretty dies and though I still love intricate, vintage layers, I was drawn to try out a pretty set to create this window card.

I dried embossed the white background with a brick texture, to recreate a house’s wall. I think it adds a nice touch to the card. I used the new Poppystamps Large Madison Window Set to cut the window and shutters from metallic pink cardstock. I spritzed and splatter white ink spray to the shutters to make them look worn. The background of the window, is actually vellum, but I also added a pretty border die cut from ODBD Beautiful Borders as a curtain. Finally I added the flower pot and itty bitty flowers from the same window set. To finish the card I added hearts to the shutters, a bird and a little vellum tag from ODBD Mini Tag / Mini Tag Sentiments, adhered pearls and crystals to the flowers and added ribbon and a bow.

I had fun making this card and trying out this new die set… I hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I’d like to share my card with:
Poppystamps – My Love

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