Sunday, July 24, 2022

New Junk Journal Format

 Hi all!  Today I'm all about this little junk journal I just made:

It is really fun - opening on the left AND right!  Check out the video to see it in action:

I'd love to know what you think of it!  Please leave me a (not mean) comment here or on YT and let me know if it works for you, or if there's anything you would change.  TFL and see you next time!  ~Maureen

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Stitched Hi

 Hey all!  Can you believe I have another card for you and it hasn't been years since my last one?!

I'm still playing with my Spellbinders stuff and am really loving all their stitching dies, so I used the Stitched Hi dies with some bright silver cardstock from Heartfelt Creations.  I stitched it with some blue variegated embroidery floss from DMC (although you can't really see any variation in my picture) and mounted the whole thing on a dark blue cardstock cut with the outline die.

For the background, I used the Circular Stitch Background die, but embossed it instead of cutting it out on a white A2 piece of cardstock.  I glued that to my card base, and then mounted the Hi with foam dots.

To finish it off, I embossed a sentiment from the Just Wanted To Say Sentiments on the same blue cardstock with silver embossing powder and trimmed down.  I remembered to use my anti-static powder tool from Taylored Expressions for a perfect emboss with no stray bits of powder.  I then glued the sentiment strip straight to the background.  I didn't pop it up because I didn't want it to compete with the Hi.

That's all for now, but hopefully I'll see you again soon!  I'm trying really hard to get back into the swing of cardmaking again.  Thanks for looking and hope you have a great day!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Happy 20th Birthday Spellbinders!

Hey everybody!  It's been 84 years since I last posted so you must be surprised to see me!  Well, I was so lucky to be invited to celebrate Spellbinder's 20th birthday with them!  Here are the two cards I made for the occasion:

First up, is this super fun stitching background card: 

I used a piece of patterned paper from the new Cheerful Occasions paper pad to cut out the Stitched Fanfare background die.  First I glued it to a piece of heavy weight cardstock to give it more stability when stitching and then cut it out.

I then stitched all the half moon motifs with DMC Etoile embroidery thread.  It's got a nice little sparkle, which is perfect for celebratory cards!  I then took another piece of patterned paper from the collection and mounted it onto an A2 top folding card.  I glued the stitched background over that.

I foiled the "a big hello from me to you" sentiment from the Sentiments for Everyday hot foil plate and die set onto white cardstock with gold foil and fussy cut out.  I added the sentiment to the background with foam tape and finished off the card with a few baubles.

Second, I have this fun birthday cake card:

This is a top folding A2 white card base with a piece of patterned paper (also from the Cheerful Occasions paper pad) cut slightly smaller.

I die cut the Stitched Fringe Cake layers in pink and red cardstocks, then cut down 2 of them so they would layer in a pyramid.  Then I stitched with more DMC Etoile thread.  

I cut the cake stand and the candles from silver mirror cardstock, and the wicks and flames from white cardstock, then simply colored the flame portions yellow.  I glued everything together to make my cake and mounted it on a piece of white cardstock with rounded corners.

I foiled the sentiment "make a wish" from the Yana's Special Sentiments set with silver foil and die cut it out with the matching die.  I inked the edges of the sentiment and the white panel with blush ink and mounted them on the card base with foam tape.  Finally I finished it off with a bunch of clear baubles.

Happy 20th birthday, Spellbinders, and here's to many more!!  Thanks so much for letting me celebrate with you all!!  ~Maureen

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