Sunday, July 29, 2012

TaDa Creative Studios: Decorative Labels Eight Birthday Card

On TaDa Creative Studios' Blog, I created a shaped card out of the newest Spellbinders Paper™ Arts Nestabilities® Decorative Elements dies, S5-148 Decorative Labels Eight. Don't you love the detailed edge on this set?! LOVE!! It matches their S5-019 Labels Eight set.

Decorative Labels Eight Birthday Card by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Papers: TaDa Creative Studios (Goody Two Shoes Collection); Ink: Clearsnap; Ink Mist: Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist (Pink Bubblegum); Stamp: JustRite PaperCrafters (Elegant Charms set); Bling: Want2Scrap; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S4-378 Cherry Blossoms, S5-148 Decorative Labels Eight, S5-019 Labels Eight and S4-367 Back to Basics Tags); Adhesives: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L (3D Foam Squares)

Just a note...when you use dies with intrique cuts, make sure to put wax paper between the die and cardstock to pop the paper out with ease. After a couple of times using this die set, I don't need to use wax paper anymore :)

I made this card for a dear friend of mine who I was with on her birthday - didn't bother to tell me and found out through FaceBook (but she did not post her birthday on there)! Thanks to one of her friends from Japan who posted - LOL!! So happy belated birthday, Emi!!!

If you have a chance come visit Decorative Labels Eight Birthday Card post on TaDa Creative Studios' Blog and let them know what you think of my card! They love feedback :0)

Thanks for taking the time to pop in!
MargieH :0)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ScrapMart: Sunflower Card

I am SO excited to share with you two NEW ITEMS from 2012 Summer CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) trade show!!!

One is a new company - Farmhouse Paper Company! I used their Sugar Hill Collection (a beautiful Fall inspired collection) = LOVE!

Second is Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Nestabilities® CARD Creator series! Perfect measurements, perfect placement and EASY for an A-2 size card!!

Sunflower Card by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Patterned Papers: Farmhouse Paper Company (Sugar Hill Collection); Twine: May Arts; Button: Maya Road; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S5-131 A-2 Matting Basics A, S5-132 A-2 Matting Basics B; S4-359 Office Supplies); Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever)

Using both S5-131 A-2 Matting Basics A & S5-132 A-2 Matting Basics B sets, I created this card in minutes. I took a picture of what was used and then a picture of them can't be any easier than this!!!

Here are some more pictures of Farmhouse Paper Company's booth at CHA - ENJOY!!!

Visit FarmHouse Paper Company website and get more information on this wonderful company!

Thanks for stopping in!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

ScrapMart: Holiday Tree Card

Hi all! Today's post is all about the holidays! I love this swirly elegant tree from Spellbinders™ Paper Arts. This is one is part of their seasonal holiday collection - S4-339 Holiday Tree!

Swirly Tree Card by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts (Green) & WorldWin Papers (Gold Mirror Paper); Patterned Paper: October Afternoon (Holiday Style Collection); Bling: Want2Scrap; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S4-339 Holiday Tree, E8-004 Classic Ric Rac, Flower w/ Dots Deco Inserts, & E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop, Edger); Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever)

This S4-339 Holiday Tree is one of many seasonal die templates that were introduced last month by Spellbinders. has the seasonal collection available to order! Also they have Sneak Peek: Spellbinders Summer Spectacular! Blog Frenzy products too!! So pre-order those too :0)

These intricate dies will need wax paper between the die and cardstock (or whatever medium) for easier use. This particular one, I pass through Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine once. Then I rotated my die template and pass through again. After I embossed the die, it turned out PERFECT! Just look at that tree = LOVE! LOL!

Thank you for stopping by and reading my post!
Hope you visit again - be a follower to get updates on my blog :0)
MargieH xo

P.S. If you are at 2012 Summer CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) trade show, visit me at Spellbinders Booth #723

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

TaDa: Mustang 2012

Today on TaDa Creative Studios FaceBook, I posted a layout using their Oooh La La (lasercut) paper - Swim Meet. SO COOL~! I had pictures left over from my nephew's swim meet at the American School In Japan (ASIJ)...

Mustangs by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock and Stickers: TaDa Creative Studios (Poolside Collection); Rope: Canvas Corp.; Epoxy Embellishment: Epiphany Crafts; Markers: KURETAKE ZIG; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S4-092 Stars, S4-335 Star Circles and S5-132 A-2 Matting Basics B); Adhesive: ScraPerfect; Other yellow, black & white cardstock, foam tape

This is how I created my star embellishment - lots of layering and shifting. To top it off, I wrote 2012 in gold with KURETAKE ZIG's Painty Twin and it really makes it shine! I chose these colors (black and gold/yellow) to reflect the school colors...GO MUSTANGS!

Another great way to show off your swimmer with TaDa Creative Studios' Poolside Collection!

This page is also running for the KURETAKE ZIG challenge - GOing For the Gold Challenge :0)

Thanks for coming by!

ScrapMart: Happy Belated Birthday

Last week was my husband's 50th birthday!! What do you get someone who has everything?! Well, how about a house full of in-laws?! LOL!!

My sister-in-law and friend were in town - their kids attend summer school and camp at Northwestern University. They rented a car for the day so they came to visit. LOVE to spend time with family :0)

So happy belated birthday, honey...just what you wanted a house full of yappy and happy people! HA!

The cake we got him was from a Japanese bakery (Mont Blanc) in Arlington Hts, IL. If you are in the area, you have to taste their cakes and they also sell by the slice = YUM~!

For him, I created this card....

Pinwheel Birthday by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Papers: Authentique Paper (Loyal Collection); Stamp: JustRite Stampers (Elegant Charms set); Ink: Clearsnap;  Burlap Twine: May Arts; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S5-131 A-2 Matting Basics A, S5-132 A-2 Matting Basics B, S5-137 Diamond Strips and Accents, S5-029 Lacey Pennants, S5-125 Pinwheels); Epoxy Embellie: Epiphany Crafts (Round 14); Tool: ScorPal; Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever); Other: button

The highlighted supplies are available at - LOVE that store :) Don't forget to sign up to receive their monthly 40% off coupon for one regular priced item. Been a customer of theirs for years!!

See the triple layers?! Those were cut and embossed with the NEW CARD Creator series that Spellbinders Paper Arts is introducing at Summer CHA next week!!! For an A2 sized card, these basic matting sets and other decorative sets will be any paper crafters dream of a perfect cut and layering come true - it's a beautiful thing!!! LOL!!

Well, folks that's it for now! Thanks ALWAYS for stopping by!!
MargieH xo

Monday, July 02, 2012

ScrapMart: Floral Red White Blue Wreath

Since this week is the 4th of July, I thought I'd create something different other than a card or scrapbook page. In my "to be altered" pile, I came across a wreath ring and came up with this...

Floral Red, White & Blue Wreath by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Patterned Papers: Authentique Paper (Glory Collection); Rhinestones: Want2Scrap; Trinket Pins: Maya Road; Ribbon: American Craft (Grosgrain with Dots Ribbon); Paint: Ranger (C.Hellmuth Studio); Dies: Spellbinders™ Paper Arts (S4-351 Spiral Blossom One, S4-352 Spiral Blossom Two, S4-357 Spiral Blossom Three and S5-086 Bitty Blossoms); Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever); Other: Wreath ring

This is how I made my base before adding all those wonderful flowers. I traced the ring to the patterned paper, cut and adhered to the ring. Trimmed the excess, sanded the edges and painted the edges for the finishing touch. Don't forget to add the ribbon BEFORE adhering the flowers :0)

This project came together in no time. The longest time was cutting and embossing the dies BUT even that wasn't bad. I had my Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine which has a large plate that fit all of my die templates! Cuts time (pun intended - lol!!) = LOVE THAT!!

Hope you give this a try!
Thanks for stopping by :)