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Blog Hop + Giveaway + New Stamp Bundles + Winners

Happy Monday! Yes, there’s so much going on today, a blog post title cannot summarize it! (I gave it my best try though! lol) Ok, so today is our official brand new release day over at the digital shop. We’ve been adding new products to the website all throughout last week, and now we can finally show you everything at once, and also share project ideas with 6 new digital sets! Plus, today we’re announcing the winners of our latest giveaways AND we have another awesome gift card giveaway to share! (Scroll down for details.)

These are the cards I created for today! Looking at these images my first thought is how much love and joy I felt while I was drawing them! I happen to love hearts… Chunky hearts that is, just like the ones on my stamp sets. I also love donut and candy illustrations, so I think these new digis from the set Sweet Love are lots of fun to color and make cards with!

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Designing a Printable Layout with Digital Stamps

For the donut card, I created a template using the Photoshop program. It is sized to fit an A2 card front perfectly and all I needed to do is print the panel, cut and color it, and finally attach it to a white card base. You can create any layout you like with our digital stamps on a photo editing program or even on Microsoft Word… Just insert the images you want to use, copy and paste them as many times as needed to create a pattern or layout, and add your sentiment. This is a great technique for when you need to make many cards at once! You simply can’t go wrong with premade layouts!

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I colored the donuts with Arteza and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I colored them using only the markers and right at the very end I used waterbrush once lightly just to blend it all. I also splattered some of the ink from the markers on the background and attached some Unity sequins (which match perfectly), using the new Ultra Bond Adhesive.

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Supplies used:
Sweet Love Digital Stamp Set
Sweet Sprinkled Donut Unity Rubber Stamp Kit
Samsung Laser Printer
Arteza Real Brush Pens
Kuretake Zig Real Brush Markers
Ultra Bond Adhesive
Unity Sequins

Cutting Digital Paper Backgrounds on your Cricut

For the shaker card, I did something quite fun! I printed one of the patterned papers from the Sweet Love Digital Paper Pack on photo paper using a Brother Inkjet printer, and ran it through my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut a heart window panel! (Click here to access this project over at Cricut Design Space.)  To make it, I created a 4.5″ square on Design Space, then inserted a 3.5″ heart shape on the center, and finally attached both shapes together, that way the machine cuts both images at once creating a heart window square card panel! I did alter the heart shape to be a little wider, and that way I was able to match the the digital heart lollipop stamp too!

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This technique is really fun because you can use shapes from Cricut Design Space to make your own backgrounds on any digital paper pattern. It also makes the process easier and will help you put together shaker cards in no time!

 

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I cut a piece from acetate, using Clear Designer Toner Sheets from Therm O Web, and adhered it to the back of the heart window panel with the GK Designs Adhesive Dot Runner. Next, I added lots of different Unity sequins on the center of a 5″ by 5″ white card base and then mounted the panel using GK Designs Foam Tape.

For the image and sentiment, I sized and printed them using a laser printer and then I colored the heart lollipop using real brush markers! I fussy cut the image and attached it to the card with the new GK Designs Foam Squares. I cut a banner with the printed sentiment and adhered it with GK Designs Adhesive Dot RunnerThis tape works great for the shaker too!

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Supplies used:
Sweet Love Digital Stamp Set
Samsung Laser Printer
Sweet Love Digital Paper Pack
Photo Paper
Brother Inkjet Printer
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine
Arteza Real Brush Pens
Kuretake Zig Real Brush Markers
GK Designs Adhesive Dot Runner
GK Designs Foam Tape
GK Designs Foam Squares
Ultra Bond Adhesive
Unity Sequins

Blog Hop & Giveaway

There’s so much inspiration awaiting! The very talented and -oh so- creative girls at the design team prepared many project ideas for you! Make sure to visit each of the blogs listed below, subscribe and leave a comment for a chance to win a $15 gift card towards our digital shop, so you can get your favorite new sets!

Arjita Sepaha

Esther Asbury 

Gloria Hayoung

Helen Gullett

Sathya Kala

Tenia Nelson

Make sure you are subscribed to this blog too! I would LOVE to know… Which of our brand new digital sets is your favorite?

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Winners

Before I go, I’d like to share the name of our latest giveaway winners! Thanks SO much for all of you who left a comment and shared a piece of your heart about crafty goals and more! You are so appreciated!

The winner of the $50 gift card from our blog giveaway is

TrainwithMeghan

The winner of the $100 gift card from our Season’s Giving Blog Hop giveaway is

MargBrid

Please send me a message through the contact form (on this blog’s tab) and I will coordinate your prizes right away! CONGRATULATIONS!

New Bundle Sale

We’ve added a new bundle sale to the shop today! It’s the Sweetheart Bundle and it comes with 4 of our favorite Valentine’s Day / Friendship / Love digital stamp sets, and YES lots of hearts are included! If you get these 4 sets as a bundle you’ll get 30% OFF, no code needed. Just add to cart and voilá! Make sure to check it out HERE.

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That is all for now. Next in the hop is Arjita! Have a creative and inspired week! See you soon!

 

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Giveaway Winners + Some more Coffee Inspiration!

Happy Monday and happy news. We’re here to announce the winners of our National Coffee Day giveaways! The winner of the $25 gift card offered right here on our official National Coffee Day post is… Karthikha Uday! Many congratulations!

We have more winners to share as each of our designers were also giving away their favorite coffee stamp set on their posts too!

From Esther Asbury’s Blog • Mimi of She’s Crafty
From Helen Gullett’s Blog • Debbie Rumpza
From Maria Pilar • Cindy Holmes
From Milagros Asensio’s Blog • Lisa Byers and Dana M.
From Tenia Nelson’s BlogKim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset

Congratulations to everyone! AND, thanks so much to everyone who joined the fun and left some love on every stop! We totally enjoy reading your comments and hearing which sets are your favorites!!!

Today, I also prepared this coffee tag card that I made using the new Coffee Lovers SVG Pack and the new Fall Wishes Digital Stamp Set. By the way, this sets are on sale right now for our World Cardmaking Day promo! Yes, we’ve extended the sale and you’ll find EVERYTHING on the shop is 40% off! Hurry, the sale ends at midnight! Click here to check it out.

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Lots of yummy layers on this one! I cut both the tag card and matting tag on my Cricut Explore Air 2 and added layers of embossing enamel, glitter, mica, metallic modeling paste, bits of Deco Foil and so on! You know how much I love adding chunky textures to my projects lately, I can’t help myself!

I colored the image with Arteza Real Brush Pens and added details with a white Sharpie paint pen in the end. I always like to seal my watercolored digi images with resin spray or Krylon Workable Fixatif to protect my coloring and also to make the colors pop a bit more…

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I finished my tag card with white wrinkle ribbon and a bow that I tied around the matting tag before adhering it to the card, and, also used the coffee word SVG from the Coffee Lovers set. Of course I did add some sequins from Unity and gold thread because I can’t have enough layers on a card… I know!

Hope you enjoyed today’s post! If you are a winner, please send me a message and I will be happy to send you your prize!!! We have a new giveaway over at our Facebook page and there’s still time to join. Click here to find out more!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!

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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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Elegant Die Cutting with Victorian Accents & Deco Foil

I always like to start the new year on a serene, positive mood. I mentally set a goal or two -something realistic and achievable- and then I reinforce my sense of patience so I can delight in the simple things of daily life while I wait for those goals to be fulfilled. That being said, once again I start off my creative year with a card and sentiment to inspire you to go out and pursue your goals, knowing that all things are possible to those who believe it, through hard work and kindness.

Supplies:
Dies – Spellbinders Victoria Accents / Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance / Spellbinders Classic Oval Large / Spellbinders Classic Oval Small / Tonic Studios Square Layering Dies
Stamps – Graciellie Design Dream Digital Stamp Set / Graciellie Design Butterflies Digital Stamp Set
Papers – Graciellie Design Black & White Patterns Digital Paper Pack / Graciellie Design Organic Bouquet Digital Paper Pack
Papers – White Laser Printer Cardstock / Therm O Web Decofoil Transfer Sheets in Gold / Wax Paper (for die cutting)

Inks – Ranger Distress Ink in Old Paper
Tools – Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Machine / Canon MG2220 Inkjet Printer / Samsung ML2020W Laser Printer / Mini Minc / Ranger Ink Blending ToolWestcott Titanium Paper Trimmer / Westcott Titanium Non-Adhesive Scissor Small / SU Paper piercing tool /
Adhesives – Therm O Web Zots Small / Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares / iCraft Easy-Tear Tape 1/2″ / Therm O Web Decofoil Hot Melt Adhesive Sheets
Other – May Arts Ribbon 1″ Ivory Crinkle Ribbon

This year I want to play more with my dies, including those old ones we tend to neglect throughout after a while. I’ve always been passionate about die cutting and if you’ve followed me a bit you know how much I enjoy to add layers and layers of elements to my cards. 
For today’s card I used four beautiful, victorian corners to frame my card front. To begin, I used two mats cut from patterned paper in different designs, one of which was foiled. I added more touches of gold to the focal point of the card, using foil for the sentiment and butterfly stamps, as well as for the die cut elements.

Digital files used to create this card can be found on my Etsy shop. Here are the stamp sets and digital paper packs I worked with:

Quick Reminder
Today is the last day of our 50% off New Year’s sale!
SHOP here.

Thanks so much for visiting! Make sure to leave a comment below if you can. I would love to get to know my crafty friends and followers more this year too! Until next time.

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Design Team Call + Giveaway Winners

We are looking for papercrafters from around the globe! Yes, we are builiding a new team of talented designers who love to create projects with our digital stamps and papers! If that person is you, then don’t hesistate and send us your application.

Our designers will get free stamps from each of our new releases, 40% off discount on any additional stamps they want to get from the shop and will enjoy an awesome introduction pack to spark their creativity. We would love the new designers to create around 3 projects a month (cards, tags, scrapbooking and mixed media). We are looking forward to finding designers with good photography skills and an active blog and of course a positive attitude!

To apply please fill our form HERE.


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Giveaway Winners
Thanks so much to all of you who took a minute to stop by to help me celebrate my blog anniversary together with this year’s Season’s Giving blog hop. We had 3 fabulous prize packages for 3 lucky winners… Congratulations to:

Sandra Colebank

You won

-Prize #1-

Paper Temptress
$25 gift card

Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
$20 gift card

Rebecca Yahrling

You won

-Prize #2-

Sunny Studio Stamps 
$20 gift card
*See shipping restrictions here.

Gina K. Designs 
$25 gift card

Larissa Hesket

You won

-Prize #3-

Therm O Web 
$50 Decofoil Package
*Winner can pick their favorite foil colors!
Graciellie Design 
$20 gift card
Winners please email me using the contact form (click on contact tab on header), so we can send you your prizes as soon as possible! Congratulations again!
That’s all for now. I will be back very soon with a new project to share. Happy weekend!
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More Inspiration: August Stamp Release – And our Giveaway Winner! –

It’s finally time for our inspiration blog hop! Today we have more project ideas using our new August stamp release. If you haven’t had a chance to visit our shop and check out our collection click HERE. To all of you who have been part of our celebration,our designers and followers -old and new-, thanks for making of this new release a success!

My card for today features yet again one of my favorite stamp sets from the new collection: Sent with a Prayer. I am using again the leaf images as embellishments (printed and foiled on acetate), thanks to the help of a Samsung laser printer, a Mini Minc machine and Deco foil transfer sheets. The sentiment from the same stamp set was printed and then foiled with matte black Deco Foil to add even more contrast against the brown cardstock.

I layered all the elements on this design on a vintage patterned paper panel, that I aged even more applying ink sprays in Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint and also some Pan Pastel in Titanium White. I also used DecoArt Media white crackle paint on the flowers and then I watered it down a bit to add some droplets to the flowers and part of the card panel.

The flowers, laces, ribbons and twine from May Arts Ribbon gave lots of texture to this Fall inspired card. I also added pieces of a stunning vintage washi tape from the Eyelet Outlet here and there. Other embellishments such as the gold buttons, big pearls and wood clip finish the look of the flower cluster. I foiled the metal gear embellishment using Deco Foil Adhesive Pen and a piece of Deco Foil transfer sheet to match the gold on the leaves.

I hope you are inspired by the array of projects the designers have prepared for you today. Follow the links below to check out how they used the new stamps from this month’s release!

Make sure to leave a comment on every stop! If you love what you see be sure to subscribe by email to the designers and to this blog so you don’t miss a thing!

And of course, I cannot go without announcing first our giveaway WINNER from our August 1st blog hop. The winner of a new stamp set of their choice plus the new Black & White Patterns Paper Pack is: Marty Fishman. Congratulations! Please use the contact form to get in touch and I will send out your prize!

If you didn’t win and you love our stamps, what are you waiting for? Come over to the shop and get our new stamps today (available individually and as a bundle)! Click HERE to check out the entire collection.

Need more inspiration? Visit our idea gallery using Graciellie Design digital stamps here.

Sharing with: Dies R Us – Doily and/or Lace / Petal Lu – AG / Stempelgarten – Flowers & Plants / Happy Little Stampers – August Mixed Media Challenge / Inkspirational – Patterned Paper / Mod Squad Challenge – Sew easy / A Gem of a Challenge – Buttons & Bows / Love 2 Create – AG / Mixed Media / Creative Artiste – AG Mixed Media / Crafting with an Attitude – AG / Add a Sentiment / Sisterhood of Crafters – Close to Nature / Crafty Addicts – AG/Friends / SSS Wednesday Challenge – Go Wild / WordArt Wednesday – AG / HOC – Use Twine / Great Impressions – AG

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Inspiration Blog Hop + Sale + Winners Graciellie Design Digital Stamps

Happy Sunday! Welcome to our second inspiration blog hop of the month! Today not only do we have beautiful projects to share with you but we also bring you a fabulous SALE you won’t want to miss! This is your chance to grab some new stamps from the shop and complete your collection!

CLICK HERE to take advantage of this amazing sale! Don’t miss out, it’s for a limited time only. Choose any 3 stamp sets you love. Add the sale to your cart and write the names of your 3 favorite sets on the “note to seller” or on a direct message to the shop. Stamps will be delivered directly to your email!



We also have some WINNERS to announce! Thanks so much for your warm and kind comments. We love to hear what you think of our stamps. The winners are:

Winner #1

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards


Winner #2

Gail


Winner #3

K Ritter


BLOG HOP | Now, we invite you see what this month’s talented designers created using our new release! I know you’ll love every stop! Leave a comment on each blog and let us know which is your favorite stamp set of the month! Have fun!

Graciellie Design

Gloria Stengel

Joyce Erb

Karen Letchworth

Autumn

Karen Heins

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We’ll be waiting for you at our Etsy shop. Can’t wait to see what you’ll choose and buy with our new sale! Have a great week! Until next time.



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Giveaway Winner & More Inspiration – New stamps by Graciellie Design –

Thanks for being part of our April release. We are delighted with all your comments and positive input on our new stamps! Today we have more inspiration for you. But first let’s announce our giveaway winner…

April Release Giveaway Winner

Cheryl Quilts

(Please use the contact form so we can coordinate your prize.)
The designers created so many beautiful projects with our new stamps. Here I included a few new ones that you may not have seen yet…
Shabby Chic card by Lisa
Using Stamps from – True Direction

Mixed Media card by Autumn
Using Stamps from – New Beginnings

Canvas by Lee-Anne
Using Stamps from – Guide the Helm

Mixed Media Journal Page by Riti
Using Stamps fromThe Journey
Dimensional Bouquet card by Donna Phelan
Using stamps from – Thoughtful Greetings 
 
Shabby Chic Tag by Karen
Using stamps from – In Its Time
Make sure to click on the designers’ names and take a closer look at their projects. We’ll be back on May 1st. with a fantastic new release and giveaways (we’ll have extra prizes). So mark your calendars and stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by today.

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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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Season’s Givings Blog Hop WINNERS!

Happy Sunday! It’s time to announce some winners! Thanks so much to all of you for stopping by. Really enjoyed reading each of your comments. With no further ado, the winners are:

The winner of my complete stamp collection (a total of 13 stamp kits!) 
by Unity Stamp Co. and a Memory Box or Poppystamps die 
of your choice from StarlitStudio is
Vicki Robertson
The winner of A $20 gift certificate 
to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps & Dies, a stamp set of your choice
from Sunny Studio Stamps, a $12 gift certificate
to Sami Stamps, an online class of your choice
at Stamp Academy, and a $12 gift certificate
to A Day for Daisies stamps is:
Carrie Sheridan
Congratulations ladies! Please send me an email here so we can coordinate your prizes.
I invite you all to stay tuned for a new blog hop and giveaway I’ll be joining tomorrow! It’ll be a great celebration! See you then.