Friday, August 18, 2017

Beautifully Shaped Cards Using Dies - DIY Tutorial


Tired of your basic rectangular card shape?  Looking for a change? Need a unique card for someone extra special?  If so, then this is the perfect place to stop for a super simple card making  DIY tutorial. 

  I'm really bored of making rectangle or square cards.  I need to change things up and add shape to my cardmaking life.  
  I have some incredible Spellbinders dies and head turning paper from Maja Design that will help make this project perfect. 

Along with my DIY tutorial, I also have a give-away opportunity to win the new Maja Design paper collection.   Keep on reading to see both the tutorial and to see how to enter the drawing. 
First up - a little about the products I selected. 
I'm using the  Maja Design - Denim & Friends paper collection  along with a Spellbinders die, Spellbinders Designer Series -Venise Lace Victoriana Crest by Becca Feeken, as my inspiration.  


I've already shared an image of the paper collection.  This is the gorgeous die I used for the card.  Yep go ahead and add it to your "wish list".  


Here Are My Instructions: 
Step 1. Using a 12x12 sheet from Maja Design - Denim & Friends, grab a die that will make a nice card shape. I chose a die that was quite large to make a sizable card.   My paper choice is Jeans & T-Shirt from Denim & Friends, and the die is Spellbinders Designer Series -Venise Lace Victoriana Crest by Becca Feeken .

First, decide how much paper you need and where to cut your paper.   Your paper must be wide enough to fold - meaning you will be die cutting two layers at the same time.   Leave enough width to the right on your paper.  

Place the die on the paper and draw a line to mark how long the die is and where you need to cut and where you will fold.  This step is important. 

Step 2. After cutting the length of paper to fit the die shape, fold the paper.  The die needs to hang over the edge of the paper fold slightly in order to create a card that will open without falling apart into two sections.     Once your die is in place, secure with tape and run the folded paper/die through your die cutter.
Step 3. When you open your card, it should be connected at the fold.  If it is,  Great job!  If it falls apart into two pieces, it just means you probably did not let the die hang over the edge of the fold quite enough.  Just try again and move the die over a bit more.

Handy suggestion...try this technique first on a yucky sheet of paper and not your gorgeous Maja Design papers.

Step 4. The image below is what you should have if the die cutting has been successful.  

Step 5. When I opened the card, there was too much pattern for writing a sentiment.  I cut a separate die to glue on the inside. 



Step 6.       Decorate as desired.  I added another die cut from Spellbinders Designer Series -Venise Lace Victoriana Crest by Becca Feeken .to the center of my piece using foam dots (cardboard, foam tape) for dimension as you can see in the image below. 

To finish off the piece, I used pearl adhesives, a simple ribbon and some  coordinated Petaloo flowers. Petaloo by Floracraft : Darjeeling collection flowers Mini Garden Rosettes in Blue
These are paper flowers from Petaloo by Floracraft -Petaloo by Floracraft : Darjeeling collection flowers Mini Garden Rosettes in Blue .  You can shop for them right here or shop for them here.  

And that's all there is to creating a unique and graceful card that is NOT traditionally shaped.  Ahhhhh makes my heart happy and my creative spirit dance. 

Time to Explain the Giveaway
Would you like to win a set of your very own Denim & Friends paper from Maja Design?  All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog page.  This raffle is open for the month of August and I'll pick a winner on Sept 1st.  

You can earn additional chances to win by: 
- Checking out my other projects on the blog, created using Denim & Friends.  You can find them right here
 - comment as often as you wish for more chances to win
-share my blog post to your FaceBook page
- visit my Facebook page and leave a comment.

Good luck!
Thanks for your time today.  I value your visit. 

 You can shop for Maja Design products here
You can shop for all your Spellbinders dies here.   They have amazing sales and frequently have BOGO (buy one -get one)sales too!  

I  love being part of the Spellblogger Team.  
If you would like to be a Spellblogger, check out the details here: 



Products:
Maja Design  - Denim & Friends paper collection  - Jeans & T-Shirt, Fashion, Sneakers
Spellbinders Designer Series -Venise Lace Victoriana Crest by Becca Feeken S6-125
Petaloo by Floracraft : Darjeeling collection flowers Mini Garden Rosettes in Blue 1492103
Petaloo by Floracraft - Darjeeling collection flowers Mini Garden Rosettes in Blue 1492103
Petaloo by Floracraft flowers - Darjeeling collection - Teastained Dahlias in Cream 1467-105

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Win the New Paper Collection from Maja Design, Denim & Friends



Win a Denim & friends Collection from Maja Design!

Maja Design has a gorgeous new collection called, Denim & Friends .  
The colors are amazing.  
The patterns are playful and sweet.  
The paper quality is luxurious. 
 And it's a total "must have" - so why not try your hand at winning a full collection, right?  

Scroll down to see how to enter for your chance to win. 
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Here are some of the projects I have created using this collection: 
 This post can be found here - with full supplies list.  



This card with photos and supply list can be found here.  

Full DIY tutorial for this card can be found here, along with supply list. 

This card, along with product list, can be found here.  
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Win a Denim & Friends Paper Collection -How to Enter
 All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog page or any of the blog pages linked above.  
 This raffle is open for the month of August and I'll pick a winner on Sept 1st.  

You can earn additional chances to win by: 
 - comment as often as you wish for more chances to win
-share my blog post to your FaceBook page
- visit my Facebook page and leave a comment.

Good luck.
 You can shop for Maja Design products here

Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Denim Blues- with Maja Design Papers and Spellbinders Dies

I've got the Blues...
( keep on reading for a chance to win the new paper collection from Maja Design Denim & Friends paper collection) 

I'm in a blue mood.  
Yep, I've got the denim blues.  In this case, the blues are great to have especially when they involve the newest paper collection from Maja Design and the newest die release from Spellbinders.  It's enough to chase the blues away from anyone, but in this case I'm loving my blue mood.  

Can I talk about my blue mood?  
It's caused by a new collection from  Maja Design called, Denim & Friends and the coordinating set of solids called Maja Design - Monochrome Collection  Shades of Denim & Friends .   Gorgeous rich blue color ranges guaranteed to make anyone smile.  
( keep on reading for a chance to win the new paper collection from Maja Design Denim & Friends paper collection) 
 
 The next big smile maker comes from pairing pretty papers with fabulous dies. 

This gorgeous paper collection has been accentuated by using some dies from Spellbinders, shown below.  Two  products that need to be at the top of your "must haves" list.


I wanted a graceful delicate card for an upcoming wedding.  The color palette for this wedding is  teal/seafoam so I picked out the perfectly matched papers and went to work creating from my heart.  
These are the paper choices:
 Maja Design Denim & Friends -Jeans & T-Shirt 

A little bit about the beautiful flower embellishments I selected.  
These are paper flowers from Petaloo by Floracraft - the  Petaloo Flowers - Penny Lane Collection Forget - Me- Nots in Teal.  
You can shop for Petaloo flowers here and here.  


I absolutely love the color combinations in this collection.   The next few photos are close ups and you can see how gorgeous the paper is.  


Win a Denim & Friends Paper Collection
Would you like to win a set of your very own Denim & Friends paper from Maja Design?  All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog page.  This raffle is open for the month of August and I'll pick a winner on Sept 1st.  

You can earn additional chances to win by: 
 - comment as often as you wish for more chances to win
-share my blog post to your FaceBook page
- visit my Facebook page and leave a comment.


Thanks for your time today.  I value your visit. 

 You can shop for Maja Design products here
You can shop for all your Spellbinders dies here.   They have amazing sales and frequently have BOGO (buy one -get one)sales too!  

I  love being part of the Spellblogger Team.  
If you would like to be a Spellblogger, check out the details here: 



Products Used:
Maja Design called, Denim & Friends Jeans & T-Shirt, Blue Jeans, Summer Shirt
Spellbinders Nestabilities Iron Romance Die S5-285
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Iron Romance Accents Dies S3-253
Petaloo Flowers - Penny Lane Collection Forget - Me- Nots in Teal
Shop for Petaloo Flowers here and here

Monday, July 17, 2017

Spellbloggers Summer Blog Hop Giveaway (presented by Spellbinders)



Spellblogger Giveaway Hop

  I'm Jennifer Snyder, one of the Spellbloggers for Spellbinders.  
Welcome to my blog and to our Spellblogger Hop.  
(Starts July 17 at 12:00 am MST and will end on July 18 at 11:59 pm MST)



When I was a child, the best summer vacations were the ones where we went to the ocean for a chance to hunt for shells, play in the warm sand, then cool off in the water.   I don't live near an ocean so those vacations were cherished.  I think it's part of why I love all things nautical and beachy.  It brings me back to those simple, peaceful times.  Ahhhh, those summer days seemed endless.  

Spellbinders wants your fun times to be endless as well. 
They are giving away three  Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machines  to celebrate our Spellbloggers Hop Giveaway Event.  


Scroll down through my blog and I'll tell you how you can qualify for a chance to win.  

 


Let me tell you a bit about my projects.  
I created two cards that  stem from those childhood summer days.  Both cards have the nautical or beachy feel to them.  

I used one of the gorgeous new releases from Spellbinders to create this card...


You might ask why I chose to use the delicate beautiful  Venise Lace Die  on a nautical beachy card. 
So very glad you asked.  
Let me show you why I think this is a perfect nautical die. 

The first thing I saw in this lovely die was the similarity to a photo I had taken several years ago of a shell with fishing net in the background.   The shapes of the die reminded me of that photo. 

Thus I was meant to use it as a nautical die...Actually what it means is there are multiple ways to use the Spellbinders dies.  It's all in the imagination.



I used the Shapeabilities  Isabella Frame Venice Lace by Becca Feeken die on this card paired with another recently released die that I simply adore: 









How do you earn chance to win? 
Complete the Spellbinders form below for a chance at one of the prizes, Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine .  You can enter multiple times by completing a form on each blog to earn additional chances to win.

Make sure you visit each of the blogs in the list below
All For the Memories
Scrap-Escape    ( You are here)


Spellbinders has so many new releases to check out!  You can  shop for Spellbinders here .  
Are you interested in finding out how you can become a Spellblogger?  Check out the details here


Spellbinders Products:
shop for Spellbinders 
Spellbinders Die D-Lites
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Isabella Frame Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken S5-310
Spellbinders Die-D-Lites Nautical Etched Dies - S2-226
Spellbinders Die-D-Lites Seahorse and Sand Dollar Etched Die -S1-015