Sunday, April 22, 2018

MFT Card Kit Countdown Day 1...

The Card Kit Countdown at My Favorite Things starts right now!  I am so excited to be here with my card for Day 1.  The dies in this months card kit are soooo pretty!  I love these stitched blooms.  

I don't like to cut my dies apart.  In fact, when I can, I leave them all in one piece.  With the dies in this kit looking so pretty in one big piece, of course, I had to emboss with them!

MFT April 201 Card Kit

I took an 80 lb piece of cardstoc, because when embossing with dies, the thinner cardstock you have, the better impression and less ripping will happen.  I ran the whole thing through with the embossing sandwich and this is what came out.  So pretty!  I cut the front panel down and then added a little mat behind it.  Using fun foam, I popped that up on a white card base.  Next, I stamped and die cut 5 sentiments from More Essential Sentiment stamp set and the cut them in chunks so I could add one word in each color.  I added a few dew drops to the front to finish off the card!

MFT April 201 Card Kit

There will be lots more to see over at the MFT Blog. Head on over there to learn the details about the April Kit.  Thanks so much for stopping in today!


Saturday, April 21, 2018

you're the cutest! {Spellbinders}...

Stopping in today with a quick and simple card using one of my favorite Spellbinders dies called Lovely Lilac Etched Die.  The die comes with 2 pieces.  The inner outline and then the large solid shadow die.  With these 2 dies, there are so many possibilities to create many different looks.  

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First, I die cut the outline and then did some ink blending to add in the color.  Next, I cut another outline out of vellum...for 2 reasons...I wanted the color to be muted, but I also wanted to tip the vellum up for some dimension.  

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I grabbed a white card base and added a piece of black and white striped cardstock along the bottom. I added the Lilac die to on top with some foam tape.  To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment and then added in some dew drops. 

Here is a shot of the card from the side.  I love the look of the layered vellum....

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Hope you have enjoyed today's card.  Thanks for stopping in!

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Altenew April Blog Hop Winner...



Congratulations to Monica /Buszy!  You are the winner of a $30 Altenew Gift Certificate!  Please contact me at llwillison@gmail.com.  

Have a great day!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop...



Hey there crafty friends!  Today I am hopping along with a group of amazing ladies for a wonderful cause.  Altenew is collecting handmade cards between March 14th and April 30th, and each donor is eligible to win one of FIVE $30 Altenew gift certificates!  Check out the Altenew blog to learn more details about the card drive and your chance to win.  Click HERE to check it out!  

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CARDS

I have 3 cards to share today using the sets Best Dad, Best Mom and Story of Us.
(all supplies linked below)

My first card was created using the Best Dad stamp set.  This stamp set is full of the perfect images, all dad related.  I chose this adorable mug to create a simple background....

Altenew Parents Blog Hop

I stamped a sentiment on a rectangle panel and then popped one more mug up on foam tape.

Altenew Parents Blog Hop

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Altenew has a set for mom's called Best Moms.  It includes the most amazing flower stem that I can't get enough of!

Altenew Parents Blog Hop

I scored the card base with random lines and stamped the sentiment in between.  I colored up that flower stamp with Copics and popped it up on the card front.  Last, I added in some black gems to finish off the card.

Altenew Parents Blog Hop

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One of my favorite Altenew stamp sets is called Story of Us.  These beautiful blooms are easy to stamp and there are several gorgeous sentiments.

Altenew Parents Blog Hop

I stamped and die cut the blooms and leaves and added them to a card base lined with a strip of black and white striped pattern paper.  I stamped the sentiment, from the Best Moms set,  just above the flowers so I could keep a nice big area of white space.  I do love white space!

Altenew Parents Blog Hop

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GIVEAWAY


Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. Be sure to leave comments by May 6th at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Mother’s Day, May 13th, 2018.

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Save 35% Off on the Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle from 4/20/2018 until 4/23/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT. No coupon code needed to enjoy this deal.


BLOG HOP



I hope you have enjoyed this stop on the hop.  Your next stop is the very talented Laura Jane!  I am so glad you stopped in today.  Have a great day!


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Shake it!

Hey there!  I am stopping in with a couple of Queen and Company shaker cards, one created with  the Pretty Presents kit and one foam front card. (all products linked below)

This first one was so fun to make!

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I used the foam boxes from the Pretty Presents Kit to create this card.  I used the Present dies too but cut them down so that I would just have the square frame.  I filled 2 boxes with Confetti and Sprinkles and the other 2 with the clear stars from Jewels Toppings. I added a glittery sentiment die to the front of this card to finish it off.

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This next card showcases the circle shaker foam front from the Circle Shaker Card Kit...

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To create this card, I stamped a sentiment on the card base and then added the circle foam front, toppings and acetate to create the base.  Next, I used the Circle Foam Front Die to create the main card front.  I added in these gorgeous blooms to frame the circle shaker and finish off the card.  

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Head on over to Queen and Company to see more of their shaker cards.  They have kits and foam fronts and all kinds of topping to create your very own Shaker Cards.

I hope you have enjoyed the cards!  So glad you stopped in today.  Have a great day!


 
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