Monday, June 29, 2015

Free Digital Download -- Lilly Water Color Wedding Suite

I am so in love with one the latest trends...all things Water Color.
One of my favorite things is to pull out my water colors and just play.
There is no right or wrong, you just mix and get creative!

So lately I have been taking this Fun, artisitc 
look of water colors into my digital artwork.

I have created here an entire Wedding Suite with the 
foundation/background being a water color spread.

I hope you like it as much as I had fun creating it!

This Lilly 5x7 Wedding Invite , I layered it on top of the 
The metallic shimmer on this flat card really gives 
it such a stunning look!

The digital download will look like the one below. 
I have created an individual jpeg file but I have also created
a jpeg and pdf file that will have 2 on each 8.5x11 sheet 
for easier multiple printing.
I printed my copies on the Cougar Super Smooth 100lb White.

Here is the R.S.V.P cards. In your download you will receive 
the individual jpeg as well as files for easy multiple printing.
I printed my copies on the Cougar Super Smooth 100lb White.

 Thank You cards are a must and again you will recieve the individual file
as well as the multiple printing file.  Make sure to check out the Huge selection

 The Save The Date file is a layered file. Which means you will need
software like Photoshop or Elements to layer a photo in it. 
I have created a very simple clipping mask that will allow
you to add your photo with ease and confidence!
I printed these on the Cougar Super Smooth 100lb White 
and was very Happy with the finished look!

Don't forget your envelopes!
Remember how I layered the 5x7 Wedding Invite above onto 
our Stardream Lapis Lazuli Flat Card? Well we have matching
for the 5x7 Wedding Invite and the 5x7 Save The Date.

You can also find the matching A2 Stardream 
If you love water colors as much as I do, make sure to check out

Japanese traditional solid water colors for professional artists and crafters.
Ideal for sketches, illustrations, DIY cards and post cards, and stamping.
This water-based pigment comes with 12 or 36 vibrant colors.
The 36 count box includes 3 beautiful metallic colors.
Be sure to add one of the water brushes to your order.
Explore Etegami - a fun creative form of Mail Art from Japan.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Double Sliding Card

Happy TFIG everyone! This is Alexia with you today and I want to show you how to make a double sliding card. This is actually my second try making this card and it was fun, I hope you will like this too.

You will need the followings to create this card:

a. One 4 1/2" x 11" Strip of Card Stock
b. Two 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" of Card Stock
c. One 4 1/4" x 10" Strip of Plastic Wrap
d. Double-Sided Tape

Step 1: Score the card stock in item a. above at 3 1/2", 7" and 10 1/2"

Step 2: Fold the scored card stock in Step 1 along the scored lines and wrap the plastic wrap around the first 3 1/2" (from the left) of the card stock as shown above. Loosely wrap as long as it can move left and right freely without having to apply too much force, secure both ends with double sided tape. Refer below for better picture.

Step 3: Adhere the orange card stock pieces accordingly on the plastic wrap using double-sided tape, try sliding by pulling the orange card stock. If both cards slide out when you pull on one end, you are doing it right. Close and adhere the opening of the card (tuck the smallest flap under the plastic wrap).

Step 4: Embellishing the card (this step can be done before or after you assemble the sliding card. 

This is the inside of the card, I used Neenah Linen card stock as the card base

Here is the card as I'm pulling it out slowly

I hope you enjoy making this card! Have a wonderful weekend and happy creating! :) - Alexia

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Color Blocking with Pop-Tones

Hello fans!! Welcome to Wednesday! It's Kristie Larsen here to share with you the perfect summer card. The reason why?? Well, not only does it feature some refreshing lemons, but it is also fast to create and can save you a lot of time during a busy summer. This would be a great technique to adapt for birthday cards and whatever else you find yourself making a lot of with limited hours during these sunny days ahead. 

Ok. This is how it goes. SO simple and fast. (You can see some examples of inspiration HERE, HERE and HERE.. any of them would make amazing color blocked cards!).

Take all the fun Pop-Tones card stock colours you have (They are ON SALE NOW!!) and choose whichever few go together well. Of course take into account the kind of card you are making... I chose a white card base and then a mint, sky blue and yellow. They have this really mellow summer time feel to them. The great thing about Pop-Tones is they are a bit lighter so after making this card, it's still not going to feel bulky. You get to add a lot of great color and keep it slim too.  Trim a few pieces of paper to different sizes and adhere them to your card stock. You can do rectangles, triangles, strips... you name it. This is a really modern look with not a lot of work involved and you know I ove that...

I stamped my lemons first and then die cut them after. I didn't know how many I was going to use so I figured as long as I was stamping and cutting I might as well make a lot!  I toyed with a few ideas for borders, or background images and in the end chose just one and a half for a focal point.

I added a little strip of yellow Pop-Tones card stock to pull the eye down closer to the sentiment which is embossed in white. I added some glossy accents to the lemons to add some gloss and texture.

And that's it! It's such a simple concept but makes up a fast and fun card. Just the way we like it in the summer, right??

Thanks for stopping in today. I hope you found some inspiration to help you in your summer crafting!

Until next time,

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Smile Card!

Summer is officially here!
For me, summer is all about yellows and bright oranges, mixed with blue raspberry shades. I didn't really have to pick just one, did I? Today I have a card that catches the eye and certainly says, Smile... it's Summer!

I started with some strips of patterned paper and matched them up to some Pop Tones solid color cardstock. One of the many things I love about Pop Tones is that they are really easy to match up to tons of the patterned paper in my stash.

I die cut the outside stitched border of this piece. Then I figured out exactly where I wanted the "smile" die cut to be inlayed. Using washi tape helps to hold dies in place.

I cut another of the "smile" die cut from the Blue Raspberry cardstock and filled in the negative space on my paper pieced rectangle. I nested them together and then used a post it note to keep it held while I flipped it over to add my adhesive on the back.

I layered this on top of a slightly larger stitched rectangle die cut from Orange Fizz Pop Tones. I gave it some dimension with our 3D foam tabs and added the entire piece to a top folding A2 card of Neenah Solar white cardstock.

I just love the bright colors and this card puts a smile on my face!


Sunday, June 21, 2015

June Giveaway!

Summer is upon us and we hope you are out there making memories! It's important to record the memories so we can pass something along to future generations. The pocket scrapbooking trend sure makes it a breeze to create simple scrapbooking layouts, and then get right back out there to create more memories. Do you recall the project that Nicole shared earlier this month?

Her project was based around precut pieces of Pop Tones cardstock from CutCardStock. Did you know that CutCardStock can custom cut any of their cardstock for you? Be sure to check out the customizations they offer.

For this month, we would love to send one lucky viewer a set of cut cardstock pieces and a Zig Millenium pen, perfect for journaling! This prize is great for scrapbooking, but can also be used for card making and other paper projects.

To enter, just leave an answer to this question:
What color says "Summer" to you?

Leave a comment on this blog post, and jump over to Facebook and leave one there to double your chances. You have until midnight on Sunday, June 21st. We will announce the winner on Monday, June 22nd. Good luck!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Nature Themed Petal Card

Hello again, friends!  It's Mynn, and I'm back with a fun, bold, and bright summertime card that uses Basis Petal cards and Stardream Metallics.  Here's how I created it...

After gathering my papers, I dry embossed some birds on the top of the Aquamarine Stardream Metallic card panel.  I had decided on a nature theme, so the birds in the sky seemed very appropriate.

I then free hand cut some "grass" from a piece of Fairway Stardream Metallic card.  I adhered it to the Aquamarine Stardream Metallic panel.

I then punched some flowers and centers from Azalea and Fine Gold Stardream Metallic card.  I layered them together to form fun summery flowers.

I added the flowers to the panel, and the panel to a Teal Basis Petal Card base.  These petal cards are SUPER fun--they fold closed in the back and are just perfect for invitations or any special card!

I then decided I needed to add a sentiment, so I stamped one onto Sweet Tooth Pop Tones card, then matted the sentiment panel with Black Licorice Pop Tones card.

To finish the project, I added some satin ribbon to tie the back up prettily.  I think this turned out so beautifully!  What do you think?  I'd love to hear your opinion in the comments below! :)

That's all for me today, friends!  I'll be back again with more creations using products from the CutCardStock online store!  Thanks for stopping by, and, until next time, HUGS and happy stamping! :)

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