Wednesday, February 27, 2013

JustRite Papercraft: Guest Designer Day 3

Alas, my last and third day as guest designer for JustRite® Papercraft so I thought a THANK YOU card was needed for the occasion :) For this card, I used two stamp sets: CR-03905 Lace Medallion Labels and CL-04430 Floral Flourishes Background Stamp sets.

三日目と最終日のJustRite Papercraft ゲストDTワークスです。 今日のカードはThank Youのテーマで素晴らしいBackgroundスタンプを使いました。とてもお気に入りです。Lace Medallion Labelsセットも素敵でしょう。合わせたら、こんなカードを作りました。

The Card Base: I used Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock® David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System 5½ x 5½" square white card with its smooth surface and one of my favorite shapes!  About 1 ¼" from the edge, I stamped CL-04430 Floral Flourishes Background Stamp and then cut/embossed the edge with S5-181 A2 Bracket Borders One. Next I added the ribbon and centered the button with the pearl. Layer One of card front: I stamped an image from CR-03905 Lace Medallion Labels and cut/embossed JB-10020 Nested Medallion Labels die #5 (the smallest size being #1) and adhered to the base with foam squares for dimension. Layer Two: I cut/embossed JB-10020 Nested Medallion Labels die #3 with purple cardstock, centered onto Layer Two die cut and adhered with foam squares. Layer Three: I cut/embossed over stamped sentiment with JB-03775 Antique Tags One die #1 and adhered with foam squares in the center on Layer Two die cut.

Project Supplies:
JustRite Papercraft Stamps: CL-04430 Floral Flourishes Background Stamp; CR-03905 Lace Medallion Labels
JustRite Custome Die Templates: JB-10020 Nested Medallion Labels; JB-03775 Antique Tags One
Spellbinders Die Template: S5-181 A2 Bracket Borders One
Card: Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System
Paper: Darice Cardstock (cardstock)
Ink: TSUKINEKO (Memento/Rich Cocoa) and Ranger (Distress Ink/Dusty Concord)
Embellishment: Want2Scrap (pearls); Offray (satin ribbon)
Adhesives: ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOKING ADHESIVES BY 3L (3D Foam Squares)
Other: Button

I had such fun during these three days! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment :)
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Thank you for stopping by!

AJVD: Happy Birthday, Bunny!

Today is a special day! There are four birthdays I know that will be celebrated - LOL!! But I would like to do a shout out for a very sweet friend, Bunny Vance. She is THE driving force behind A Jillian Vance Design (AJVD) stamp company! SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUNNY!!!! Many many SWEET WISHES to you on YOUR SPECIAL DAY!!

With this card, I challenged myself to think outside the box and use a non-birthday set so I used the Universal Zipper stamp set that really goes with the AJVD custom die, the Zipper {die}vice die.

I created a shaped card base out of Spellbinders™ Grand Nestabilities™ Grand Labels Twenty-Three and Grand Rectangles die templates with Carta Bella Devoted Collection (another out of the box challenge - lol!). The flower was created with Anemone Flower Topper die - isn't this a beautiful die template set?! My super talented friend, Marisa Job, designed it! Love it and perfect for this card. The flower center is Epiphany Craft's expoxy sticker Round 14 - a perfect fit. Lastly I embellished with Want2Scrap pearls :)

Happy birthday, Bunny! Hope Sam & Jillian treat you like a queen today!
MargieH xo

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

JustRIte Papercraft: Guest Designer Day 2

I'm back for Day 2 of my guest design post at JustRite® Papercraft! Today I promised a SPRING~Y card that I titled "I am Thankful" which I am for the wonderful opportunity :0) This card is all about Samantha Walker, the fabulous designer behind one of my favorite die template set, JB-S5166 Ornate Squares and matching stamp set, SW-04425 Ornate Happiness Squares!

二日目のJustRite Papercraft ゲストDTワークスです。今日のカードは、春らしい明るい色にしました。私は、Samantha Walkerさんの デザインが好きで、彼女とJustRiteのデザインコラボで、とても幸せです!(笑)

The Card Base: I used Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock® David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System 5½ x 5½" square yellow card. It's perfect to frame my card! Layer One of card front: I cut/embossed Spellbinders™ Grand Nestabilities® LF-126 Grand Squares die #3 (the smallest size being #1) with patterned paper and adhered to the base. Layer Two: I cut/embossed JB-S5166 Ornate Squares square die twice. I stamped the image on the lighter color die cut. Position lace the pink square as a square and the stamped square as a diamond shape onto the layer. Layer Three: Cut/embossed JB-S5166 Ornate Squares tag die with green patterned paper and stamp the image - the frame first and then the sentiments. Adhere with foam squares and center on Layer Two die cuts for dimension. Place pearls as shown.

Project Supplies:
JustRite Papercraft Stamp: SW-04425 Ornate Happiness Squares
Spellbinders Die Templates: JB-S5166 Ornate Squares; LF-126 Grand Squares
Card: Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System
Paper: Carta Bella (patterned papers)
Ink: Clearsnap (ColorBox Queue Ink/Magenta) and Ranger (Distress Ink/Black Soot)
Embellishment: Want2Scrap (pearls)
Adhesives: ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever); SCRAPBOOKING ADHESIVES BY 3L (3D Foam Squares)

Come visit tomorrow! I look forward to sharing with you my last project as guest designer for JustRite!

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, February 25, 2013

JustRite Papercraft: Guest Designer Day 1

I am THRILLED to be guest blogging for one of my favorite stamp companies, JustRite® Papercraft, for three days. Since 2006, I have been a fan so I'm just a "little" EXCITED to say the least!! Today, I want to share this "Get Well Soon" card, using a combination of two stamp sets: CL-03845 With Gratitude Labels One and CR-03625 Classic Lace Edges One.

今日は(本当は、三日間)、JustRite PapercraftのゲストDTワークのご紹介です。2006年から JustRite Papercraftのファンです~!JustRiteのデザインはとても素晴らしいと思います。JustRite Papercraftのスタンプセットを使ってカードを作りました。スタンプデザインに合わせるダイも使いました。とても便利!是非、一緒に使ってみて下さいね。

The Card Base: I embossed with Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ ES-005 Enchanted Folder. Love how it looks! Layer One of card front: I stamped the border image on cream cardstock, positioning the image to fit between gaps to create a background. Next I cut/embossed with Spellbinders Card Creator Matting Basics B die #7 (the smallest die being #1) and cut the bottom edge with JB-E8007 Classic Edges One Scalloped Edge. Layer Two: I cut/embossed JustRite Custom Die Vintage Labels Four set die #5 with patterned paper and ink edges. Then adhere with foam squares for dimension. Layer Three: I stamped the image onto green patterned paper, position JustRite Custom Die Antique Labels One set die #6 over the image to cut/emboss. Adhere on top of Layer Two. Last layer: I stamped the image and sentiment onto cream cardstock, position JustRite Custom Die Antique Labels One set die #4 over the image to cut/emboss. Add thin pink satin ribbon to tie a bow and place the assembled card front onto the card base.

Project Supplies:
JustRite Papercraft Stamps: CL-03845 With Gratitude Labels One; CR-03625 Classic Lace Edges One
JustRite Custom Die Templates: JB-03830 Antique Labels One Dies; JB-04300 Vintage Labels Four Dies
Spellbinders Die Template: JB-E8007 Classic Edges One;
Paper: American Crafts (cardstock); Carta Bella (patterned paper); Authentique Paper (patterned paper)
Ink: Ranger Ink (Distress Ink/Peeled Paint)
Embellishment: Want2Scrap (pearls); Offray (ribbon)
Adhesives: ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever); SCRAPBOOKING ADHESIVES BY 3L™ (3D Foam Squares)

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow as I have a SPRING~Y card....something I'm hoping for in this COLD Chicago weather :)

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. The winner of my Crop For A Cause Giveaway is Stacey O.!!! Congratulations, Stacey! I will be in touch with you :) Thanks to all who entered! xo

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

I've been requested to create a special Valentine's Day card from a special customer (COUGHsonCOUGH)! I decided to challenge myself and did my first easel card! LOVE how it turned out if I do say so myself! LOL!!

長男からのリクエスト: 特別なバレンタインデーカードを作てほしい。初めてのイーゼルカードを挑戦してみました!どうですか。。。上手く出来たと思います(\>0</)!

Be Mine by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: WorldWin Papers; Patterned Papers: Carta Bella (Devoted Collection); Stamp: JustRite PaperCraft (Antique Valentines Tags One stamp set); Ink: Clearsnap and Ranger Ink; Pearls: Want2Scrap; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Art (JBS4-356  Floral Ovals and JBE8-008 Classic Edges Two) and JustRite PaperCraft Custom Dies (JB-03990 Vintage Labels Two and JB-03775 Antique Tags One); Tools: Scor-Pal and ScraPerfect (Embellie Gellie); Adhesives: ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOKING ADHESIVES By 3L (3D Foam Squares)

If you search online, you will find several tutorials on the easel card. I used SplitCoastStamper's (SCS) easel card tutorial.

You need a strip of 8½ x 4¼" cardstock and fold on the long side: 4¼" and 6⅜". Accordion fold the score lines and add a piece of 4¼" square cardstock on the 4¼" piece of the fold. Then embellish! Here's a close up of the bottom flap where the card rests on.

Have you tried an easel card? SO much fun!!

REMINDER: I have a Chicago area (Roselle IL) charity crop giveaway! Details and where to comment, visit Crop For A Cause Giveaway :) Deadline is Tues, Feb. 19th!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
MargieH xo

Monday, February 11, 2013

KURETAKE: Be Mine Heart Box

With Valentine's Day being around the corner, I thought I would share a KURETAKE ZIG® project using one of their box templates. It is also featured on KURETAKE ZIG Blog post today! Last time I showed this heart box template, I made a place setting that resembled a turkey! LOL!! This time I thought it would be appropriate to use as it is intended for (well, one of the themes - lol!!)...

Be Mine Heart Box by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - KURETAKE ZIG: Gift Box Template Heart, ZIG Brushable Marker (Spring Green), ZIG Fine & Chisel Marker (Pure Red)  and ZIG 2-Way Glue Chisel Tip; Patterned Papers - Authentique Paper (Lovely Collection); Stamp: JustRite PaperCraft (Ooh La La French Frill set); Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S5-145 French Frills and S5-086 Bitty Blossoms); Black Rhinestones: Want2Scraps

First I traced Gift Box Template Heart with a pencil, cut the edges and scored along with the lines in the template. Then I assembled and adhered with ZIG 2-Way Glue Chisel Tip. After it dried, I used ZIG Fine & Chisel Marker (Pure Red) to outline the edges of the box.

Next I inked my image from JustRite® PaperCraft's Ooh La La French Frill stamp set with ZIG Brushable Marker (Spring Green) and stamped on to white background on the flip side of my patterned paper. Then cut/embossed with its matching die shape, S5-145/JBS5145 French Frills tag die. With my ZIG Fine & Chisel Marker (Pure Red) marker, I wrote "Be Mine."

After I cut/embossed my Bitty Blossom die and rolled the blossom, I assembled all my embellishment onto the box front. Now I need to add, his favorite candy and I'm good to give away!

Here's a second look at the box :)


So what are you creating for Valentine's Day? Please share and link me up in the comments!

REMINDER: Don't forget about my Chicago area (Roselle IL) March 2 2013 charity crop giveaway - the deadline to comment is Feb. 19th (11:59PM CST). For details and where to write your comment, visit Crop For A Cause Giveaway post!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH xo

Monday, February 04, 2013

Crop For A Cause Giveaway

Boy, do I have a GIVEAWAY for you! If you live or will visit Chicago during the weekend of March 1 - 3, 2013, you can enter to win a FREE TICKET (value US$55) for this worthwhile charity event in Roselle IL on Saturday, March 2nd! I have been attending since the first one back in 2007 :)

My sweet friend and organizer, Laura Machonis, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.). She sprung into action to raise money while she is able to because that's the type of person she is...she is my HERO! Visit her website regarding all that she does - she is just AMAZING! --> Crop For A Cause.

HOW? One lucky commenter will be the winner! Just let me know what is your favorite thing about a crop - the food, the goodie bags, the people...what makes you attend one :) Details in the image below (click to enlarge)...

Here are pictures from past events...

The deadline to enter is 11:59PM CST on Tuesday, February 19th 2013! So leave your comment in this post! Good Luck!

I'll leave you with a project I created from one of the crop that hasn't been shown yet - an altered cookie tin using Australia-based Grand Studios' products with Spellbinders™ Paper Arts' die templates!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
MargieH xo