Thursday, May 14, 2020

A Masculine Grad Card

Today, I have a masculine Grad Card up on Scrapbook Adhesives Blog.
The letters to spell GRAD are cut from worn denim fastened to 3D Foam Creative Sheets. The foam adds instant dimension and a sticky adhesive backing.  So easy to put in place, just like a sticker!

I created the background paper with Distress inks and crumpled paper.  It's an old technique that Tim brought up in his live video on May 9. I have used that technique a lot to make papers for book covers. The two books under the card were made with that technique.  If you're interested in seeing step outs on that, leave me a comment or send me an email.

You can find more details on Scrapbook Adhesives blog HERE


And because I can't through away scraps!  I made a second card with negative pieces from the letters. 


Thanks for visiting! 

Judy

Monday, May 11, 2020

A Few Projects

Well, it's quite some time since I put anything on my blog!  Sometimes for me what's out of sight, out of mind doesn't get done!  I do post to Instagram more often.  Be sure to follow me there!

So I thought I'd post a few things from the past 2 months in case you missed them somewhere else. 

Here's a Travel Journal.  


I used my Bind-It-All to bind pages for writing notes, plus a few pockets.  The cover is made with cardstock stamped and inked and covered with Self-Laminating Pouches - Medium from Scrapbook Adhesives - that made nice plastic covered covers.  More details on Scrapbook Adhesives blog - HERE



This was a fun Snarky Cat card to make!  


I used Tim Holtz Snarky Cat stamp along with Altenew stamp set. The background and the cat were both pieces that I had made previously. If you're following Tim Holtz with his live Facebook demos, he recommends playing with products and techniques to learn and build up a stash to use. I do that on occasion and this background is from my stash. It was done with a technique shared by Wendy Vecchi using Archival Inks and rubbing alcohol. I love the technique however, it's a hard to find 91% alcohol now!  I added some stamping and ink rubbed over some areas.  Cat was colored with Copic markers.  From there I added the other pieces. For more details go to Scrapbook Adhesives Blog HERE.

Wonderful Flower Bouquet Card


This card features stamps and die from Penny Black.  I water colored the base and flowers.  The flowers were cut apart from the vase to pop them up more than the vase. 

More details on Scrapbook Adhesives blog - HERE



I hope to be back soon.....but you never know with me. 

Thanks for visiting!

Judy


Saturday, February 29, 2020

Grateful for You Flower Card

Hey everyone!  I have Grateful for You Flower Card with directions up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog today. 



Here's the link if you'd like to see the steps to make it  -  Grateful for You Flower Card

Happy Creating!

Judy

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Seasons GIvings Blog Hop Winners


 I apologize for being a bit slow at announcing winners for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop.  Sometimes life just gets too busy.  I'm pulled in many directions right now with helping my parents.

I'm happy to announce that 
Jeanne Beam and Anneleise Hampson
were the winners!  
They have been notified and their prizes sent.

Thank you for all the kind and sweet comments!!!  
I read and enjoyed every single one! 

Hugs,
Judy

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Hello blog friends!  


Today I'm participating in Seasons Givings Blog Hop!  


 to say

Thank You

to my blog followers!
To anyone who stops by to visit today!
I appreciate each and everyone of you!

To celebrate today, I'm giving away 2 prizes of craft products!  



I'll be tucking in a few more goodies in each package!

Be sure to comment and leave your email so I can contact you if you're a winner! 
Feel free to subscribe to my blog.  Sign up on the sidebar.
You can find me on Instagram as judesigns7
I have a Facebook page here

You'll find a list at end of this post of all the other bloggers
participating in todays
Seasons's Givings Blog hop.
Lots of inspiration and prizes!

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Most of my projects this past year have been created for
and
 
Here are some of my favorite projects for 2019:




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Little Gnomes created for my friends!

Here are all the links to all the blogs to visit!  Lots of inspiration and prizes!  Have Fun!


Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Amazing Paper Grace December Die of the Month Blog Hop

Sponsored: As a designer for Amazing Paper Grace, I receive dies to create projects.   I'm also a designer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and receive product to use for projects.


Every now and again you need easy, right?  We've become huge fans of slip-in cards.  They are cards that are cut partially inlaid so that you can simply slip a decorative panel into place and you're done.  This months Die of the Month is called Rose and Filigree Duo Slip in Card.

 Your panel can be decorative, textured or simply a sentiment.  The partial inlay can be positioned just where you want it on your card from one side to another or midway.  It can even be used to make a gate fold card or an actual belly band.

My favorite part of this December Die of the Month is that the band can be set wherever I want it within the rectangle.  I also like that there's a separate outer cutting die for each band design.  That makes it so easy to cut a contrast background to fit behind.  I especially like the rose band.  It made me think of stained glass windows when I saw it.  I've used it to create that look on my second project.

On the card shown above, I've cut the band slightly towards lower edge of rectangle and used it horizontally on my card.  I cut gray solid piece to fit behind it as well as pearlescent white paper to make contrast edges.  My photo doesn't' show that very well.  To make border, I simply cut the background piece n half horizontally and fastened the pieces with a narrow reveal along the edges.  I used Hemstitch Rectangles to cut my insert.  It fits so well!  I stamped LOVE at the top and script at the bottom with gray ink.  I added pearls and a heart gem to the band.
Rose and Filigree Duo Slip In Card
Project One:


This card uses the Die of the Month as it's designed to cut a band across a rectangle.  It's a beautiful element that requires only an insert slid behind the band.  I've added stamped elements to my insert.

Project Two:  



For my second card, I chose to cut the band to fit a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card.  The band is separate and cut at each end to fit the card.  

First, I cut the the rose design band from black card stock with Adhesive Sheets applied on back side to make it easy to fasten to the background piece.  I cut a solid band from white card stock using the outer die only.  I placed the rose die on it and put it through my die cut machine with an embossing sandwich.  I used a thinner plate so the embossing wouldn't cut the paper  That allowed me to see the design so I could color the roses and leaves with Distress markers.  I love the stained glass look!
  
Along each edge of the band is a gold border and black one.  To get those, I cut a solid band from black and one from gold.  I cut each one in half so I could fasten the edges beyond the band on each side.  The band is fastened over music paper with gold strips along the fold edge.  I added a verse popped up with 3D Foam Squares. 


This Die of the Month is so easy to used for a band card with insert!  But, it's also easy to use the bands separately by cutting them at each end.

I hope you've enjoyed my projects.......and taken some inspiration to use on your own projects! 

Be sure to check out the other designers projects!  All unique projects with inspiring ways to use this Die of the Month!  Links are below.

Thanks for visiting!
Judy

Supply List:
Stamps:  Penny Black 'love chapter'; KaiserCraft 'Sympathy'
Paper: Card Stock - Bazzill Pink, Fig Swirl, Black, Cream, White; Pearlescent White; Music Paper; Gold Metallic
Ink: Ranger Cool Graphite Dye Ink; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Pearls; Heart Gem;
Distress Markers - Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple
Dies:  Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles
If you want to find out more about the Club - prices, how you sign up and what's included, please look --------HERE.

If you missed the introduction and want to know more about what inspired the Die of the Month Club, look -------HERE.

More inspiration is just a click away.  Stop by with each Creative Team Member to see how they manipulated this die to come up with a unique project for you to try!
Visit Kate        - craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.co.uk
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

We can’t wait to see what you make with these exclusive dies – be sure to post your creation on the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page ------ HERE or on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Amazing Paper Grace November Die of the Month Blog Hop

Sponsored:  As a designer for Amazing Paper Grace, I receive dies to create projects.   I'm also a designer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and receive product to use.


Christmas is on the horizon and of course, as makers, made Christmas Cards are our hallmark during the holidays.  This month's APG Die of the Month is Winters Solstice Snowflake.  It is a delicate doily looking snowflake done in a regal way to usher in the Holiday Season.

The Snowflake was designed by Becca but if you know her well, as a budget crafter, she intends for you to use the design year-round.  Her holiday offerings always can be dressed up for Holidays and dressed down for any other occasion and the same is true with Winters Solstice Snowflake.  

For today's hop, I made a card and matching gift bag.  This Die of the Month is so versatile because it's a classic design that can be used for the holidays as well as everyday card making. I chose to make a holiday gift bag and card.   Check out the other designers posts for a diverse array of projects.  Links to their blogs are at end of my post. 
My Project Today:


I've layered a die cut in cream cut with large design element over dusty green paper.  I added a gold frame to accent the center.  These were all done with the dies as they are, no special cutting!  If you follow my blog, you know I like to push the limits and make my dies do other things! Not so with this projects. 

 I used the large outer from die to cut gold paper to make the gold edges.  I re cut the large piece to make borders.  


I cut the poinsettias from white paper.  I used Distress Oxide Sprays and Distress Inks to color them.  The centers are sparkly....not really visible in the photo.  I also misted the flowers with Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz Sparkle. 


Both the card and gift bag are very similar.  On the card, I added a cream open border below the main image.  Plus I added the verse across the top.  The gift bag has 3 beads hanging on gold cord at the point of main die cut image.  No verse on my bag but one could easily add that to the bag as well.  Or make a matching tag.


If you want more details, feel free to send me an email or leave a comment with your questions.  Be sure to leave an email address so I can respond.  

Thank so much for visiting today!

Judy


Stamps: Taylored Expressions Simple Strips - Christmas
Paper:  Digital Print, Dark Green, Cream, White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black with Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Flower Stamens, Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz Sparkle Mist, Gold Cord, Tim Holtz Gold Pearls, Tim Holtz Gold Paper, Kraft gift bag

If you want to find out more about the Club - prices, how you sign up and what's included, please look --------HERE.

If you missed the introduction and want to know more about what inspired the Die of the Month Club, look ------HERE.

More inspiration is just a click away.  Stop by with each Creative Team Member to see how they manipulated this die to come up with a unique project for you to try!

Visit Kate        - craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.co.uk
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

We can’t wait to see what you make with these exclusive dies – be sure to post your creation on the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page -------HERE or on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit