Friday, August 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Card with a Bookbinding Embellishment

I hardly ever think of book corners for cards! Here I've featured the new Spellbinders Celebra'tions Doily Art Embossing folder and Quietfire Scalloped Book corners. I *needed*(!) to use the new Doily Art embossing folder!!

Instructions (supply list below)
  1. Form a 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" card base from #110 Solar White cardstock.
  2. Emboss the Doily Art using minty cardstock and trim so only the doily portion of the embossing remains. Score the embossed image in half and slit the spine for about 1/4" along the spine, right in the middle. Crimp Silver Scalloped book corners to the corners using pliers.
  3. Tie floppy bow with white wrinkled ribbon (approximately 2 yards) and thread the ends through the slot in the spine of the embossed image.  Secure the ends with tape.
  4. Stamp the smaller Quietfire Design Happy Birthday using Turquoise Gem on #80 Solar White cardstock.
  5. Die cut sentiment with the smallest label in Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two and sponge the edges with more Turquoise Gem ink.
  6. Adhere Pop Dots to the back of the embossing and mount on the white card base allowing the embossed image to extend about 1/4" from the spine of the white card base.
  7. Adhere stamped die cut onto embossed image using Mini Glue Dots.
 Thanks for having a look!
Happy creating, Suzanne

Here are thumbnail links to the supplies available on the Quietfire website.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Quick Craft Room Organization with Silhouette!

If you have a Silhouette, we've made it super easy for you!  Just print and cut the labels and then you can colour coordinate with the backing colour of your choice!  Add some Glue Dots and voila!  Cute and functional!
This is the general set and can be found on the Silhouette site here.
 We have three sets - I tried to group them by theme, but it's hard!
This is the pen set and can be found on the Silhouette site here.
 All the lettering is done in a casual modern style.
This is the ribbons set and can be found on the Silhouette site here.
Team it up with our Washi Tape Organizer and it's too cute!!

Thanks for stopping in to have a look!
Happy creating, Suzanne

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Celebra'tions with Spellbinders and Quietfire

Celebra'tions Sweet Treats set

I spent a fun afternoon playing with some of the new Spellbinders Celebra'tion line!  There is no question this collection is happy!  The bright colours are completely awesome!  The solid cardstock is 80lb and coordinates with the lighter weight printed cardstock.  Easy peasy to coordinate and you won't spend hours on your project but you have the great satisfaction of having made it yourself!

Instructions: (supply list below)
  1. Stamp polka dotted tag design (included in the set) onto white cardstock with Celebra'tions Odacious Orange
  2. Stamp Quietfire sentiment onto tag.
  3. Die cut the stamped tag using the corresponding die and die cut one tag from the Pretty Plum Cardstock.
  4. Stamp the flower onto the backs of the Celebra'tions patterned paper and one onto white cardstock. Cut out each flower by hand and using whichever side has the funnest colour, attach threaded buttons with Glue Dots.
  5. Cut slit along spine of Cardblank, thread twine through it and wrap around card front several times and tie in a bow.
  6. Attach flowers to card front as shown using Glue Dots. Give to a friend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Spellbinders Celebrations
Odacious Orange True Color Fusion Stamp Pad
Pretty Plum Cardstock
Celebra'tions Prints paper
Sweet Treats Die and Stamp Set
Quietfire Design
Happy Family Days stamp set 
VersaMagic in Purple Hydrangea
Waxed Linen Thread, 4-ply in Plum and Orange and Lemon 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Come Sit With Me - Blind Embossing

Here is an inviting card for anyone you'd like to share time with.

I love blind embossing.  My wedding invitations were blind embossed.  Never heard the term?  I guess it comes from the print industry.  It basically means dry embossing without adding any colour or foil to the embossing.   It must be the subtlety which draws me in.

I suppose you might say this technically isn't a blind embossed card, but the elements on it are.  Ahem, I did give the park bench a little helping hand with some sponging!

Instructions: (supplies listed below)
  1. Die cut Spellbinders Architectural Accents and Garden Bench from cream coloured cardstock. Sponge bench with Distress Antique Linen
  2. Use Oasis Green VersaMagic to stamp Come Sit by Me, centered, 1-1/4" from the bottom edge of the card front.
  3. Use Tombow 3D Foam Tabs to adhere the bench and the long solid Architectural Accent as shown.
  4. Use Glue Dots to adhere the floral Architectural Accent to the card front as shown.

Gosh, that was easy!  Never underestimate blind embossing - it's so easy and fast with Spellbinders. I don't mean to sound like a commercial but it's so true!  And it's so classy.

Thanks for having a look!


Tombow 3D Foam Tabs