Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Back to School with Xyron

Hello crafty folks!!!

Do you remember the first day to your school??? Well, I do and now my children are going to school and I still remember their first day. I was more nervous than them !!LOL

Xyron is focusing on Back to school projects and I have created a layout to assemble the pictures of my kids' first day to school.
I have used DCWV back to school paper pad along with amazing Xyron products.

Here is my layout.

To make this layout, gather all the supplies. I have used the DCWV Grade School paper stack, Xyron Mega runner  and .Xyron Create a Sticker Machine

Cut out pattern paper from paper stack and create photo mats as shown. I have used the Mega runner to adhere the mat layers and the background paper on the chip board. The Mega Runner makes it super easy to adhere card stock and pattern paper without any mess.

Use the Create a Sticker machine to make stickers of these embellishments. This makes it very easy to add embellishments on to the projects.

Adhere all the embellishments as shown.

The final project.

Visit the Xyron FB page for more updates and latest projects. For all product details, visit the Xyron store here.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ECD Challenge

Hello Friends !!!

The new challenge at the ECD blog is all about gifting!! Who does not love gifts !!! And if they are handmade, then such gifts become all the more precious. 

this week’s question is : What are some homemade and crafty gifts you have created over the years?

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What are some homemade and crafty gifts you have created over the years?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, August 18 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Here is my project . This is a PotPourri box filled with aromatic potpourri things along with a matching card.

To make this card, Cut the following pieces in white card stock using trimmer and dies.

Add double sided adhesive tape on one side of the long strips and attach to the die cuts
 Score at 1" on the square papers on all sides and cut tabs as shown
Stamp flowers on the back of the biggest square

Fold along the score lines and close the tabs to make box
Attach the die cuts as shown
  Add double sided tape at the base of the inside boxes and put inside one another.

Adhere two ribbons with double sided tape and adhere to box with a bow.

So do hop on to the ECD blog to see other creations
ECD products used

Blooms Time Stamp-arriving soon

Other products--Stampin up ink-cherry blossom, Ribbons

The Amazing Paper Grace Thinking Outside of the Box Blog Hop

We're so excited!  For months we've been bringing you creative ways to use your dies to make stunning cards.  Not today!!  Today, we're showing you how to make anything but a card.  I issued the challenge that the creative team could pick any die and not use it in the way in was originally intended. What that means for you is everything we are showing today is pretty much outside of the box.  Dies are meant for this kind of inspiration and as you hop around, you'll be amazed at some gorgeous creations that will have your head shaking.  Yes there are prizes, but but have your gift list sitting by so that you can pick out the next gifts you might be making for someone special.

I'll tell you a little bit about my creation and will share a link list below so that you can see the creations of each person on the Creative Team as well as information on how three lucky people can win Amazing Paper Grace Dies.

This is a platter of candles and T-lights with some foam flowers using die cuts. This is a perfect gift for any ocassion be it a wedding anniversary, Christmas or even grand birthday celebrations. I have used gold coloured card stock for my project and its just so easy to make. All you need is to cut the die cuts and assemble them together. I have used the Graceful floral border die to adorn the candles and the other dies are used to create holders for light and flowers.

Amazing Paper Grace dies used

How to Win:
Hop around to each Creative Team Member and leave a comment on each blog, three lucky winners will win 3 dies of their choice from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Collection.    In making the rounds, a comment should be left on the August 15th Blog Post of each Creative Team member - in your comments let us know if there is a project you would consider making.  

When to Check Back:
We'll pick and post a winner on Saturday August 19th on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.

How to Claim:
The winner has two weeks from the time the blog post is published to claim their dies.  Simply click on the contact tab at the top right hand corner of the Amazing Paper Grace blog, leave your mailing address and type the name of the dies you'd like.  Becca will be sending out the winning dies.  Please give us a month, we'll get it to you, promise!

Who can Play:
Any of our lovely readers including our international friends.

To start thinking Outside of the Box, hop to:Visit Becca      -  at
Visit Melissa  – at
Visit Teresa    -  at
Visit Anita      – at
Visit Kristi      – at
Visit Joanna   – at
P.S.  These are all gifts you can make, yes you!! Please feel free to ask questions of all the designers in their comments because we all love to mentor readers through making wonderful gifts for their families.

So keep hopping and have a fantastic day!!

Sunday, August 13, 2017


Hello crafty friends,

How is everyone doing !!!!  I am here with a new card with some easy water colouring background. I have used the Inspired By Stamping stamp and the new Release Smile stamp set for my card. Such backgrounds break the monotonous plain background and add colour thereby highlighting the main stamped image.

So here is my card.

To make this card..
1. Cut a water colour paper 5" x 4" and stamp the image from the Garden Roses stamp set with Versamark Onyx black ink.
2. Colour the image with Zig Real Brush pens.
3. Create blocks with masking tape and colour the open area with Zig real brush pens.
4. Repeat this method for all blocks.
5. Stamp the sentiment from Smile stamp set.
6. Mat the card panel on green card stock and then on maroon card stock. Adhere the whole panel on a 5.75 x 4.5 inch card base.

Do stop by the Inspired By Stamping Store for all your craft supplies
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Winter's Eve-New Release by Heartfelt Creations

Celebrate the more simple side of the holiday season, and add a touch of nostalgia and wonder to all of your holiday themed greeting cards, scrapbook layouts and altered art pieces with the new Winter’s Eve Collection by Heartfelt Creations.
 Reminisce Christmas blessings from years gone by with a tranquil collection featuring an array of illustrations bringing back memories of silent nights by candlelight, choir voices resonating from the little church in the wild wood, woodland creatures foraging for food beneath the glistening snow, windows illuminated with the soft glow of a warming fireplace, and beautifully decorated Christmas trees ready to engage the imagination and excitement of little boys and girls eager to see what lies beneath them on Christmas morning!
 A charming and peaceful paper collection delivering a colour palette of icy blues, pine greens, poinsettia pinks, berry reds and frosty whites filled with decorative elements including delicate swirls, subtle checks, bold stripes, dainty florals and lace like accents will whisk you away to a peaceful winter wonderland overwhelming your heart with the comfort and joy of the season! 
Three wintry themed cling stamp sets along with coordinating dies bring a further touch of simplicity to the season with bouquets of petite flowers and foliage, an old fashioned sled and a window frame with dimensional box ideal for creating warm and inviting scenes featuring a beautifully illustrated candle arrangement, Christmas tree or glowing fireplace. 
Three intricate and ornamental dies lend themselves beautifully to creating breathtaking decorative die cuts for accenting all of your winter wishes. Come along with us as we set the scene for a tranquil winter’s eve and a happy holiday season!

Here are the details for making this card.

Heartfelt Creations Products Used

HCD1-7148 Window Frame Die 
HCD1-7150 Window Box Elements Die
HCPC -3794 Window Frame Stamp Set
HCDP1-281 Winter's Eve Paper Collection
HCPC-3792 Festive Holiday Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7145 Festive Holly & Cardinals Die
HCPC-3791Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Die
HCPC-3747 Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set
159951 Designer Dries White Adhesive 
HCST1-401Deluxe flower shaping tool kit.
Darice Adhesive Foam Strips

Other products-White card stock, Spellbinders circle dies, Twinkle Dust powder, black memento ink, Rose Madder Archival ink, Pink Peony Archival ink. Jet black Archival ink, Zig markers-Red, Dark green, light green, pale pink, Hickory smoke distress ink

Instructions--Watch the video by Emma Lou for creating the Poinsettia Flowers
the finished card measures 8  x 8".
Cut a maroon mat layer a little smaller than the card front and adhere to the card front.
Cut a design from the Winter's Eve paper collection and adhere the maroon base. 

Stamp and cut the window die. Colour with distress ink and adhere to the card front as shown with foam strips.
Cut two three die cuts from the Window Box Elements die and adhere to the sides and top of the window.
Cut a tag from the pattern paper with deer design, Add to the left corner with foam strips. 
Cut out the snowman also and adhere with foam strips. 

Apply glue at the base and sprinkle twinkle dust to give the effect of snow.

Stamp the holly leaves and cardinals. Colour them with Archival inks and Zig markers. Shape a little on flower making tool kit and adhere on the window sides.
Cut out a circle and a window frame from spellbinders die. Add twinkle dust to the frame.
Stamp a Christmas sentiment. Adhere to the frame and add to the top right of the card.

Stamp and colour poinsettia flowers and shape on the flower shaping tool kit. 
Adhere to the card.
Add a little sparkle with twinkle dust here and there to get a sparkly christmas card.

Do stop by at the HC blog to view other beautiful inspirations.

Home is where the Heart is......Susan'sGarden challenge.

Hello crafty people. 

We are having a new challenge at the Susan's Garden on the ECD blog. 

Its Home is where the Heart is!!!!
You have to use home theme dies from Susan's Garden. There is a wonderful giveaway and here are the details.

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us “Which dies from Susan’s collection make you think of your home?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, August 11  on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Here is my card for the challenge.

ECD products

Other products--Distress inks-forest moss, peeled paint, mowed lawn, walnut stain, festive berries, Espresso, Antique linen, thickers.

Saturday, August 5, 2017


Hello lovely people!!!!!

Spring Daisies!!!! Those are the flowers on my blog today. These can be beautifully created using the Amazing Paper Grace dies. The dies are so delicate and lacy that it gives the feeling of cutwork lace .
Look at the beauty of these dies in this card. 

The complete list is given below.
This card measures 7 " x 5" and has the papers from DCWV at the base.
So hop on to the Amazing paper Grace blog and see how Becca Feekan weaves magic in her cards.