Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Halloween Burlap BOO Banner

Today, I wanted to share my Halloween Burlap BOO Banner! So I collected most of my supplies at my Michaels Store in Schaumburg (IL) - SHOUT OUT to them!! This is what I created....

Project Supplies:
Paper - Strathmore® (Mixed Media Pad), DCWV (Burlap Paper Pad) and DoodleBug Designs (Haunted Manor Collection)
Dies - A Jillian Vance Design Custom Dies by Spellbinders® (Banner {die}tails Nested Die Set) and Spellbinders® Creative Arts (S4-333 Spider Web (retired), S5-053 Pumpkin Accents and the Grand Calibur Machine)
Stamp - JustRite® Papercraft (Spider Web Background Cling Stamp)
Inks – IMAGINE Craft®/TSUKINEKO® (Memento Luxe - Wedding Dress)
Coloring - Faber Castell® Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® (Mango and Tangerine), Chalkboard Paint, Pastel Pencils (White and Orange) and Stamper's Big Brush Pens (Walnut Brown, Orange Glaze and Permanent Green Olive)
Tools - Fiskars® (Amplify™ Mixed Media Scissors) and We R Memory Keepers (Crop-A-Dile)
Glitter - Ranger Ink (Stickles)
Trim - May Arts (Green Netting and Ghost) and Recollections (Jute)
Adhesives - SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (Crafty Power Tape, 3D Foam Squares and Dodz™ Medium)
Other: Googlie Eyes

Let's get started...
I started with the top panel (the letters) since they were embellished the most... I used Mixed Media paper because it can handle anything - water, paint, coloring, stamping...EVERYTHING! LOL!

For colors, I blended my Faber Castell® Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® in two colors (Mango & Tangerine) and my water mister. LOVE how it turned out and so easy :)

Next I add these amazing self-adhesive and re-positionable stencils from Hazel & Ruby. You can use them over and over again! They come in different alphas and shapes. I used Blindside set.

Then I covered the entire surface with black chalkboard paint. For my banner, I did about three coats with dry time in between coats. While damp, I took off the letters and wipe them clean with a baby wipe. Set aside all to dry.

As those panels are drying, I cut and embossed the base banner using burlap paper from DCWV with my ribbon tail dies and the Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.

OR hand cut your banners using Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Scissors - cuts like BUTTAH!!

Pictured below are some ways I embellished the top panels of my banner....stamping, cut/embossing dies, stenciling, coloring and punching holes for the jute.

Another look at the finished project...

A majority of materials were purchased at my local Michaels Store! I finally used up my gift card that I had for at least two years - LOL!

With the gift giving season being around the corner, I became aware of Raise and their cool concept!

"Now more than ever, people need to get the most out of their money. Raise helps put the purchase power back into the hands of the consumer, and that’s what giving yourself a raise is all about." - George Bousis, Founder & CEO

I love that! What is Raise? Raise is an online gift card marketplace where you can sell gift cards for cash or buy discount gift cards to all of your favorite brands. Launched in 2013, makes changes in the gift card industry. Saving money is often associated with discounts so they are setting out to redefine the conversation. Interested? GO check them out - they have Michaels gift cards as well as other craft gift cards!!

Hope everyone has a FUN & SAFE Halloween! Excited to see some cute goulies at our doorstep!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH xo

Saturday, October 04, 2014

World Card Making Day: You Make My Heart Sing by Authentique Paper

Today is World Card Making Day and I am excited to share with you a card I created with Authentique Paper's newest collection, Harmony.

I have to showcase their newest addition to their line up - Card Making Stack and Authentic Life Cards Pack!! They are amazing and cut my card making time in no time :)

The Card Making Stack has 18 sheets of a collection and are pre-scored in the middle to create an A2 sized card (4¼ x 5½").

The Authentic Life Cards are versatile - you can use them in pocket scrapbooking, journaling box, ATC (Artist Trading Cards)...anything! But I choose to use it as my card panel. Don't you love the sentiment of this one?

I cut/embossed A2 Tranquil Moments Die #4 (the smallest size die is Die #1) with red cardstock, using Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. To create a beautiful mat for the sentiment. Spellbinders Tool 'n One™ to take out my die template.

So how do you put adhesive on your intricate die cuts? I use Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Adhesive Sheets. Pull the liner back from the adhesive sheet, place your die cut on to the sticky side, cover with the liner and rub or burnish the die cut. Easy, compact and no machine to carry around! LOVE it!

Assemble the pieces. Make sure that the sentiment is adhered with 3D Foam Squares for dimension. Add pearls and it's ready to send! Here's a second look!

Project Supplies:
Authentique Paper – Card Making Stack and Authentic Life Cards Pack (Harmony Collection)
Spellbinders® Creative Arts - S5-216 A2 Tranquil Moments, Tool 'n One and Grand Calibur Machine
Cardstock - WorldWin Papers (Red Cardinal Cardstock)
Pearls - Want2Scrap©
Adhesives - SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (Adhesive Sheet and 3D Foam Squares)

Next time you are in a pinch, grab Authentique Paper's Card Making Stack and Life Cards Pack. Took me 10 mins to create this!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Card Making Day!!
If you want to see who else is creating or want to join in, click World Card Making Day Blog Tour!

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Design Memory Craft: Cherish DIY Embroidery Hoop

Today I am featured on Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® blog using an embroidery hoop to create a home decor piece. Using a combination of textual accents and Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® colors, I was able to create a sweet and simple piece that anyone can re-create.

I'll share some peeks here but you need to go to Cherish DIY Embroidery Hoop post for step out tutorial and a FULL supplies list :)

OOooops! Can't show you any more! LOL! Come visit Cherish DIY Embroidery Hoop!

This is my last post as a GDT (Guest Design Team member) and I loved my time there with a generous company! They are having a call for this Fall/Winter term, if you are interested - GO FOR IT!! Details on my blog post there! Good Luck!

As always, THANK YOU for stopping by!!
MargieH xo

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Paper Crafter's Library: Peace Holiday Card

Today I am SUPER EXCITED because I am in Paper Crafter's Library blog for Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® as the featured company segment!! Just for the occasion, I thought I would showcase Design Memory Craft's amazing Textural Accents Glass Bead Glitter Gel that sparkles like no other and it doesn't flake! One word = WOW!

For detailed step outs and a giveaway, visit Featured Company: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft post!!

Project Supplies:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft - Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Gesso and Design Memory Craft® Silver Ice Gelatos®
JustRite Papercraft Stamps – Winter Wonder Cling Background Stamp
Spellbinders® Creative Arts - S2-120 Peace Sentiment
Ink – IMAGINE Craft®/TSUKINEKO® (Memento Luxe - Nautical Blue)
Cardstock - Darice
Bling - Want2Scrap©
Trinket Pins - Maya Road
Adhesives - ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (Dodz™ medium)
Other - Chipboard; White Organza Ribbon

Always appreciate your feedback, comments and questions!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH xo

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

JustRite: Vintage Flourish One Die

Today, I am introducing JustRite® PaperCraft’s August 2014 ReleaseSympathy Vintage Labels Eight and Nine Clear Stamps and Cornflower Damask Cling Background Stamp, using JustRite's exclusive Vintage Labels Nine Dies and Vintage Flourish One Die to create this elegant 4⅜ x 5⅝".card.

8月3日目のリリースです。今日のスタンプセットの紹介はSympathy Vintage Labels Eight and Nine Clear Stampsと月曜日に紹介したCornflower Damask Cling Background Stampを合体して、エレガントな感じなカードを作りました。JustRiteカスタムダイVintage Labels Nine Dies and Vintage Flourish One Dieもアクセントとして使いました。

First I started out by stamping the background of my card panel with Cornflower Damask Cling Background Stamp - isn't this design gorgeous?!

Next I cut and embossed Vintage Labels Nine Dies and Vintage Flourish One Die with my Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. With the label die in the Vintage Labels Nine Dies set, I first stamped the sentiment and placed the die over it for a perfect cut.

I cut and embossed two of the Vintage Flourish One Die to use to frame the nested die cuts in the center for a dynamic look as you can see below in the second image.

Assemble all the pieces and add lace ribbon with the gun metal pearls for the finishing touch. Here's a second look...

Project Supplies:
JustRite Papercraft Stamps – Sympathy Vintage Labels Eight and Nine Clear Stamps and Cornflower Damask Cling Background Stamp
JustRite Custom Dies - Vintage Labels Nine Dies and Vintage Flourish One Die
Inks – IMAGINE Craft®/TSUKINEKO® (Memento™ Ink - Paris Dusk)
Cardstock - Darice
Lace Ribbon - May Arts
Pearls - Want2Scrap©
Adhesives - ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever)
Other: Lilac Ink Pad

See what my fellow designers have created with today’s amazing release!

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

JustRite: Elegant Fan Elements Clear Stamps

Today, I am introducing JustRite® PaperCraft’s August 2014 ReleaseElegant Fan Elements Clear Stamps set using JustRite's exclusive Vintage Filigree Layers (June 2014 Release) dies and Spellbinders® M-Bossabilities™ Whimsy Folder to create a card.

8月2日目のリリース(Elegant Fan Elements Clear Stamps set)の紹介です。今日はシンプルなカードです。Card baseにスペルバインダーズM-Bossabilities™ Whimsy エンボスフォルダでエンボスして、バックグランドを作りました。幅があるリボンの上にスタンプを押してみました。是非リボンスタンプを挑戦してみて下さい。

Instead of directly stamping on paper, I thought it would fun to stamp on a wide silk ribbon. Love the look and didn't bleed  - thanks to Memento Luxe inks!

Set aside to dry (really you should heat set...) I stamped a sentiment from the Elegant Fan Elements Clear Stamps set on the white patterned paper. Then I cut and embossed Vintage Filigree Layers die over it. Cut and emboss twice - once in white and one in green patterned paper (not much pattern just of a colored distress look).

I went back and put the green patterned paper die cut back into the die template. Then I stencil through the die with ink. I showed the different between a plain die cut vs. a stenciled one. Love the stencil one!

Next I embossed the card front with Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Whimsy Folder for a beautiful textured background.

Assemble all as shown below (note that I lifted the sentiment up with 3D Foam Squares for dimension) and it's ready to be sent!

Project Supplies:
JustRite Papercraft Stamps – Elegant Fan Elements Clear Stamps set
JustRite Exclusive Dies - Vintage Filigree Layers (June 2014 Release)
Spellbinders® Creative Arts - ES-004 Whimsy
Inks – IMAGINE Craft®/TSUKINEKO® (Memento Luxe - Pistachio)
Card Base - Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock®/David Tutera™ For Darice Celebrate Cardmaking System
Patterned Papers - Authentique Paper (Festive Collection)
Silk Ribbon - May Arts
Bling - Want2Scrap©
Adhesives - ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (3D Foam Squares)

Since it is Tutorial Tuesday we are giving away a $30 Gift Certificate to the store...

Simply answer today's two giveaway questions:
  • How many Birthday Cards do you make each year?
  • How many Christmas Cards do your make each year?
Double your chances of winning by leaving comments on JustRite's Blog and on Darsie's Video.

See what my fellow designers have created with today’s fabulous release!

Margie Higuchi (you are here!)

Thanks for stopping by to visit!