Monday, October 16, 2017

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L + Quietfire Design Blog Hop: Dimensional Holiday Thanks Card

Today I am thrilled to participate in Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® + Quietfire Design Blog Hop Day 1! I am showcasing a holiday thank you card because we need one, right? With products from both sides, this is what I came up with...

**I receive products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and Quietfire Design for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use :) **



Creating the card panel.

On a piece of 4.5 x 6.5" patterned paper, I secured the paper to my mat with Adhesive Dots Large Repositionable and then used it again (on the back) when placing the Flourished Frame Stencil on top of the paper.

These dots feature a non-permanent bond that allows removal and repositioning without reapplication or damage to surfaces. Confession: I went to do laundry (it's next to my studio), made my bed...left the adhesive dots secured like that for almost two days! LOL! Did my next step and took off the dots to no marks, tears, stain...nothing!


Apply a thick coat of Texture Luxe™ Pearl (a pearlized texture paste) on top of the Flourished Frame Stencil with a pallet knife. Lift the stencil off carefully and roll the Adhesive Dots Large Repositionable off the back of stencil before washing it off.



My frame will take a couple of hours to dry because of the thick coat I applied. But it is striking against the red patterned paper and will be worth the wait!

Make the word stand out.

From the 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit, take out the white 3D Foam Creative Sheet and place the Thanks Metal Cutting Die on top. Die-cut with your manual die-cutting machine and gently pull out the die cut from the sheet.

Take off the top liner of Thanks die cut and place silver foil (shiny side up) on top of Thanks. Gently burnish with your finger to transfer the foil to Thanks. Lift the foil and you will see a shiny silver thanks.

Then add Creative Photo Corners Silver to each corner for a little embellishing. Apply Crafty Foam Tape on the back (cover a little of the photo corners to secure) and adhere it to a black 7 x 5" card base.








Thanks for stopping by and good luck on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L + Quietfire Design Blog Hop Week!
MargieH

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit with Foil
Adhesive Dots Large Repositionable
Dodz Adhesive Dots Small
Crafty Foam Tape
Creative Photo Corners Silver
Quietfire Design:
Thanks Metal Cutting Die
Flourished Frame Stencil

Monday, September 25, 2017

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L + Lawn Fawn Blog Hop: Joy to the Woods Shaker Card

Today I'm up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog for their blog hop with Lawn Fawn. Excited to share with you all a shaker card with lots of glitter and more glitter! LOL! Using a lot of Crafty Foam Tape and 3D Foam Creative Sheets, I came up with this sweet shaker card. What do you think?

**I receive products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and Lawn Fawn® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use :) **



Stamp on Glitter!




Trim the 3D Foam Creative Sheets to fit the Joy to the Woods Tree Dies to cut on. Then die-cut with your manual die-cutting machine. Take the top liner off and cover with white glitter. Make sure to gently rub into the sheet.



Using the Adhesive Dots Large Repositionable, place one behind the die cut to secure in place while stamping with black ink. Simply rub off after stamping. Love stamping on glitter!





Parts of the shaker.

Take another sheet of 3D Foam Creative Sheets (my frame was too big for one sheet so take another sheet and trim it down to size, using the etched dies as a guide), place on my blue glitter cardstock and trim to fit the dies.


Next, nest the two etched dies together to create an open frame with light blue glitter paper. Secure with washi tape before die-cutting into your machine. Die-cut a solid rectangle shape with patterned paper and a slightly larger solid rectangle shape with acetate.


Making Shaker Details.

Placed a USED 3D Foam Shape sheet (I used 3D Foam Snowflake) behind the patterned paper rectangle for dimension. So don't throw away your used foam sheets! Set aside.


Then place the clear acetate over the open frame and apply Crafty Foam Tape over it, make sure the corners are tight so that no loose sequins fall out.


Inside the Shaker.

Add 3D Foam Snowflake in the upper right corner of the rectangle panel and sprinkle blue glitter. Then secure a couple of the sequins with Adhesive Dots Micro so that some will not fall down to the bottom when standing up the card.



Assemble the shaker.

Add the frame (take off the liner) and place on top of the rectangle full of loose and fixed sequins. Take off liner on the back of patterned rectangle, place the shaker on top of the grey card base. Next, adhere the glittered tree die cuts on the front with stamped sentiment vellum banner applied with E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine


I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and some of the tips I shared! Have fun hopping along all week :)

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
3D Foam Creative Sheets
Crafty Foam Tape White
3D Foam Snowflake
Adhesive Dots Micro
Adhesive Dots Large Repositionable
E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine
Lawn Fawn:
Joy to the Woods Clear Stamp Set
Joy to the Woods Lawn Cuts Set
Perfectly Plaid Winter Collection Pack 6 x 6"
Holiday Sequins (retired)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey: Fluttering Hearts Happy Anniversary Vellum Card

I'm back with another project, Fluttering Hearts Happy Anniversary Vellum Card, for Fun Stampers Journey! It was great fun using their Journey Media line featuring their exclusive Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate, among other products. Stick with me till the end for some fun news!


For those of you who are not familiar with Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ), they're a fun-loving direct sales company based out of Arizona (USA) under the leadership of husband/wife duo, Richard and Gabby Garay. FSJ has an amazing variety of products from paper crafts to planners to mixed media to jewelry!

My project materials are exclusive to FSJ and can be ordered through their Journey coaches. Don't have one? Click: Find a Fun Stampers Journey Coach.

**I receive products from Fun Stampers Journey for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use :) **


For this project, I used leftovers from my Fluttering Hearts Happy Anniversary Scrapbook Page that I created using FSJ products.

CREATE BACKGROUND

Let's start with my background. In my previous project, the Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate had Bubble Gum Acrylic Paint leftover (after I pulled a print). So I took another sheet of Whip Cream Cardstock, placed it over the impressions plate and gentle burnished with the palm of my hand. Then pull the cardstock off to get a ghost print.



Leaving the impressions plate with leftover paint, I applied Sweet Berry Acrylic Paint over the Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate with the TO-0087 Brayer to cover the surface.



Place the ghost print cardstock over the painted Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate and gently burnish the back of the cardstock. Pull the cardstock away for a second printed layer. There were still leftover paint so I lightly misted the impressions plate with water. With the same cardstock, I pulled another print off.


The end result of creating my desired background. Now I can clean my Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate. It was bothering me - LOL!


Assemble Card

Trim both the printed cardstock and vellum paper to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8". Stamp "Happy Anniversary" sentiment from the Peony Blooms Stamp Set on the bottom of vellum paper.



From the previous project, I took one of the large bloom die cuts to use as an embellishment for my card front. It was stamped from the Peony Blooms Stamp Set and die-cut with the Peony Blooms Die Set.


After adhering the vellum to the printed cardstock, adhere the layers to an A2-sized card base created from the Whip Cream Cardstock. Center the large Peony Bloom die cut on top of the card front with 3D Foam Squares to finish.


Here's another look at the finished card...




It goes with the 8 x 8" scrapbook page Fluttering Hearts Happy Anniversary Scrapbook Page as an ensemble.


FUN NEWS

Fun Stampers Journey's Promotion of the Month is 20% off select Journey Media items! Dare to try new products and play with different combinations (available between September 1 - 30, 2017). For more details, CLICK: September 2017 Promotion of the Month.


I hope you give these fun Journey Media products a try! As always, thank you for stopping by!
MargieH

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies List:
JM-0108 Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate
JM-0025 Sweet Berry Acrylic Paint
JM-0104 Bubble Gum Acrylic Paint
CSC-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock
TO-0087 Brayer
SS-0464 Peony Blooms Stamp Set
DI-0330 Peony Blooms Die Set

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey: Journey Media to Make Happy Anniversary Scrapbook Page

Hello! I am THRILLED to be guest designing for Fun Stampers Journey today! I will be using their Journey Media line featuring their Journey Gel Press 8.5 x 11" (this size is exclusive only to FSJ) and another exclusive, Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate, among other products. Stay with me till the end because I have some great news!


What is Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ)? They are a fun-loving direct sales company based out of Arizona (USA) under the leadership of husband/wife team, Richard and Gabby Garay. FSJ has an amazing variety of products from paper crafts to planners to mixed media to jewelry! WOW!

My project materials are exclusive to FSJ and can be ordered through their Journey coaches. Don't have one? Click: Find a Fun Stampers Journey Coach.

**I receive products from Fun Stampers Journey for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use :) **

Journey Media to Make Happy Anniversary Scrapbook Page by Margie Higuchi

LAYER 1

Let's start with my background. On the Journey Gel Press 8.5 x 11" plate, apply dots of Candy Apple (top), Citrus Cooler (middle) and Sweet Berry (bottom). Spread each color across with the TO-0087 Brayer. NOTE: I roll off the excess paint on to a sheet of Whip Cream Cardstock and roll the next color. Keep that cardstock - you never know what you'll use it for (think a background design for other projects).


Place a sheet of Whip Cream Cardstock over the painted Journey Gel Press plate and gently burnish the back with the palm of your hand. Pull the sheet off to make your first print.


LAYER 2

Next apply Bubble Gum Acrylic Paint on to the Journey Gel Press plate and roll to cover the entire surface. Don't forget to roll excess paint off the brayer on a piece of cardstock. Then use the Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate to press into the gel press plate like a stamp.




The heart impressions had some air bubbles which I like so I kept it as is. For the left over paint on the Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate, I pressed a sheet of Whip Cream Cardstock for a ghost impression. Plus I misted with water and pulled with the same cardstock to get another ghost impression. Hint: I will be using this for another upcoming project :)


I pulled a print using the trio colored cardstock from Layer 1. LOVED how it turned out! You can still see Layer 1 through the heart designs.



EMBELLISH PAGE

Using this as a background, I cut it to 8 x 7" to fit my 8 x 8" scrapbook page and adhered it down. I stamped "Happy Anniversary" sentiment from the Peony Blooms Stamp Set on a 8 x 1" vellum strip.


With Creative Photo Corners - Silver, I adhered my photo. Love this picture of us taken on our trip to Cape Cod for an early 25th anniversary trip.


Remember about saving your excess painted cardstock? I am using this one from another project that has a combination of Sweet Berry Acrylic Paint and Bubble Gum Acrylic Paint on it. Stamped Peony blooms from the Peony Blooms Stamp Set and die-cut with the DI-0330 Peony Blooms Die Set to create my embellishments for my page.




Hmm...someone always says "when in doubt, pop it out!" (COUGHrgCOUGH) so that's what I did! LOL!! Stacked two on one of the small bloom die cuts and one layer on the other small bloom. Adhere the big bloom die cut on the page and layer the others...see my close up on how I placed mine.



Since it's our 25th anniversary (in November), I wanted to add touches of silver so I pulled out the Fashion Silver Metallic Dots and added three mid-size dots to the top corner and bottom corner.


There you have it...ready to frame and display!


GOOD NEWS

Fun Stampers Journey's Promotion of the Month is 20% off select Journey Media items! Dare to try new products and play with different combinations (available between September 1 - 30, 2017). For more details, CLICK: September 2017 Promotion of the Month.


Come back as I share another gel press printing project soon! As always, thank you for stopping by!
MargieH

Fun Stampers Journey Supplies List:
Journey Gel Press 8.5 x 11"
JM-0108 Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate
JM-0100 Candy Apple Acrylic Paint
JM-0099 Citrus Cooler Acrylic Paint
JM-0025 Sweet Berry Acrylic Paint
JM-0104 Bubble Gum Acrylic Paint
CSC-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock
TO-0087 Brayer
SS-0464 Peony Blooms Stamp Set
DI-0330 Peony Blooms Die Set
AC-0293 Fashion Silver Metallic Dots