Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tutti's on Hochanda TV



Hey everyone, I'm SO excited to share some news with you.  Twenty different dies by Tutti Designs will be showcased on Hochanda TV craft show in the UK today at 7am and 10am Eastern time.   I was fortunate enough to have created several samples for this TV spot!

Wedding Car, Happy Birthday Square, Hanging Love
Poppy Edge, Maple Vine Frame, Stacked Butterfly Cups
Lily Heart Panel, Heart Dream Catcher, Kitty Window, Mr. & Mrs.

Cross Stitch Nesting Squares, Bird Tapestry, Garden Background
Dog Stained Glass, Garden Arbour, Cat Stained Glass
Butterfly Corner, Butterfly Oval, Birdhouse Garden, Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles

To celebrate Tutti Designs being on air, we are having a Blog Hop! It will run from today, Nov 19 through Friday, Nov 29.  

Leave a comment on each of our blogs and the Tutti Designs Blog for a chance to win!  

One lucky winner will be announced on Sunday,  Dec 1,
and will receive a $25 Tutti Designs Store gift voucher.

All the Blog Hop links are at the bottom of this post.

So sit back, grab a drink and enjoy the post.  I hope it will inspire you to create something with these amazing dies too.

First up is a gift bag using the Garden Arbour and Cross Stitch Nesting Squares. I used the die cuts in a non traditional way and laid them on their sides.  I also cut one apart to use on the edges of the gift bag and on my tag.  I stamped the perfect sentiment on my gift tag created with one of the smaller Cross Stitched Nesting Squares and heat set it with Clear embossing powder.




Here is what the bag looks like without the tag showing


I couldn't leave the back of the bag bare, so I used a portion of the die cut and turned it upside down.  I couldn't help but see those smiling flowers when it was turned this way.😀





This is another example using the Garden Arbour die cut in a more traditional way.  I die cut the arbour three times from white cardstock and once from white fun foam.  I adhered all of these layers together at the top and left the bottom free so that it would look like a cluster of vines.  This also gave it lots of dimension so I could add the church behind the Garden Arbour. The stamped image and sentiment are an old stamp set I've had for a long time.  The corners were punched with a heart punch and Copic markers were used to add color.  The papers are from Tonic Studios.





I had so much fun creating this magnet from 1/8" thick black fun foam and the Heart Dream Catcher die.  


I ran the extra thick fun foam and die through my cutting machine.  It easily cut the outside edges of the fun foam, but left a good impression of the inside details without cutting through - which is exactly what I was hoping for!  I used Nuvo Glitter markers to add color to the Heart Dream Catcher.  I love the metallic look it has.  Using a hot glue gun, I added a magnet to the back of the piece.



For my next sample, I created a shaker card using the Heart Dream Catcher and the Cross Stitch Nesting Squares.  


I die cut the Heart Dream Catcher several times from white card stock and added color with Copic markers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers.  


The background for both the shaker element and my sentiment wee two different dies from the Cross Stitch Nesting Squares set.  I die cut them from white cardstock and added some Distress Oxides around the edges.  My sentiment was stamped with VersaFine Clair (Warm Breeze) and heat set with Clear embossing powder.  I added more feathers at the bottom.





This card was created using the Maple Vine Frame die.


I stared out by using a stencil to create my tree in the background.  I used several Distress Inks and then heat set it with Clear embossing powder.  More Distress Ink was added to create the sky.

The pointillism technique was used to add "leaves" to the tree.  This is an easy technique.  All you need to do is add a few drops of reinkers to an acrylic block and dab q-tips in the ink and then onto your paper.

I die cut the Maple Vine Frame twice from white cardstock and added color to one of them with Distress Inks.  I then layered the two together, offsetting the top one from the white background.



The Maple Vine Frame and the Dancing Couple dies were used to create this quick and easy card.  The Dancing Couple were die cut from black cardstock and the Maple Vine Frame was die cut from Rose Gold mirror Cardstock.  I love all the leaf detail the mirrored cardstock gave this piece.



Up next is a fun fold card using the Stacked Butterfly Cups and Cross Stitch Nesting Squares dies. 


I die cut the Stacked Butterfly Cups from white cardstock and blended my blue color using Distress Oxides.  Afterwards, I heat set it a couple times using Clear embossing powder.  I heat set it multiple times to get that smooth as glass look.

These were then adhered to two Cross Stitched Nesting Squares that were die cut from patterned cardstock. This created the flap for the opening of the card.  I added two more Cross Stitched Nesting Squares to the inside of my card for a message.




And my final sample is also a fun fold card using the Stacked Butterfly Cups and Cross Stitch Nesting Squares dies




I die cut the Stacked Butterfly cups from burgundy cardstock, cut off one of the cups, and heat set the remaining two cups with Clear embossing powder.  I added a piece of patterned paper behind the cups for the design.

This focal point was adhered to a piece of green cardstock die cut using the Cross Stitch Nesting Squares die.  I actually die cut a frame using two of the nesting dies and then adhered it on top of my base nesting die cut.  It's hard to tell in the photo, but it gives it a little more visual detail.

The arrow of this fun fold opens up to allow space for your message.





Your final stop will be to leave a comment back on the Tutti 
Designs Blog



I'm last on the hop, so your next stop is back at the Tutti Designs Blog to leave a final comment. Good luck and happy hopping!




Until next time...


Monday, November 18, 2019

Pine Cone Ornaments {Jan's Digi Shop}




Hi everyone, I'm back today to share my project for the new challenge blog, Jan's Digi Stamp Challenges.  I've used the pre-colored version of the Pine Cone Ornaments from Jan's Digi Stamps.  All of the zip files include pre-colored images, black and white images and sentiments.


After arranging the pine cones and digital papers the way I wanted them, I printed it out and then used a deckle cutter to trim the edges.  I added lots of green glitter to the pine sprigs on the ornaments for a very festive look. Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ruby Slippers) were also added to the berries for more dimension.

I adhered this focal image to mirror card stock and then to my light grey card base.  Although it looks like it's five layers (not counting the sentiment), it's only two.  Great for mass production and easy mailing.

The greenery and berries on the top of the card are die cuts from a Sizzix die set (Tim Holtz Holiday Greens-Mini).

The sentiment, which is included in the file was printed and then die cut using a My Favorite Things die (Fishtail Flags Stax).

So, if you're short on time or just don't feel like coloring, the pre-colored versions are perfect to use to create your card! It's always good to have that option.

Facebook - Shopping - Pinterest - Challenges

Now it's your turn to play along with us.  The theme is always anything goes and a new Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges begins on the first and third Monday of every month. The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Jan's Digi Stamps.




Until next time......



Thursday, November 7, 2019

Fall Bushel Basket {Lavinia World #13}


Can you believe it's already November? It's also time for the bi-weekly Lavinia World Challenges to begin.  Lavinia World is a US retailer that carries the full line of Lavinia stamps and papers.  They have also added some amazing supplies and dies that coordinate beautifully with this line.

I used the following stamps for my 3-D project today:





For today's project, I created a 3-D bushel basket from an SVG file by Dreaming Tree (bushel basket) and cut out the pieces of cardstock using my Scan N Cut.  Before assembling the basket, I used my stamp positioner and stamped the Fir Tree equidistant around the perimeter.  Then I used an acrylic block to randomly stamp the Mini Leaf 1 Miniature all around in various ink colors.  All the inks used were by VersaFine Clair (Golden Meadow, Glamorous,  Green Oasis, Summertime).

I then assembled the basket according to the instructions and added a lighter green glitter to the trees using a glue pen.  The final touch was to add some candy for the recipient of my fall basket 😀.

Be sure to share your projects with us on social media:

STORE ** CHALLENGE ** FACEBOOK ** INSTAGRAM

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Instagram: LaviniaWorldStore

Don't forget to include #laviniaworldstore on your projects and tag us at @laviniaworldstore so we can be sure to see and comment on your Lavinia projects!


Now it's your turn to join us. You have until Nov 18 to upload your projects to the Lavinia World Challenges #13 for a chance to be the winner of the $15 gift certificate to Lavinia World.  If you are uploading from your Instagram account or your personal Facebook page to our challenge and are unsure how to do it, click on the tabs at the top of the challenge blog page for step by step details on how to join us.  We can't wait to see what you create!!




Until next time......

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Thankful {Scrapy Land #125}



Hey everyone, welcome to the Scrapy Land Challenge #125!  Today's card is a very quick and easy card using patterned paper and dies from Scrapy Land.

The following dies were used for this project:

Sue Wilson Designs: Australian Collection-Background (this is out of stock at the moment, but so many of her dies would work perfectly for this technique.)

Memory Box: Plump Pumpkin


I started out with a sheet of patterned paper that had a fall theme and the word "thankful" printed many times on the sheet.  Using the filigree die from the Sue Wilson set, I placed the opening so that I could capture one of the "thankful" words in the center of the rectangle.  Once I was happy with the placement, I ran it through my die cut machine.

Next, using one of the solid rectangles, I die cut a piece of double sided adhesive and place the patterned paper on top.  I added a seaspray shade of blue glitter to the exposed adhesive for a very glittery affect.

This focal point was then adhered to my next layer, which was die cut using the largest die in this set.  I adhered this to my black card base.

For an added touch of fall, I die cut the Memory Box pumpkin twice and colored both of them with Copic markers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers.

The final touch was tracing the word "thankful" with a glue pen and adding yellow/orange glitter to the word.

This is a very sparkly card and I know my recipient will love all the added glitter. 😀

The Scrapy Land Challenge #125 goes until Nov 17 and the theme is Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  There are 55+ brands to choose from, so I bet you have at least one of them.😉


Happy crafting........







Monday, November 4, 2019

Santa's List {Jan's Digi Shop}




Welcome to the Grand Opening of the JDS Challenge Blog

I'm so excited to let you know that I've been asked to join the design team of a brand new challenge blog, Jan's Digi Stamp Challenges.  The design team will feature the images of the very talented artist, Jan Mahew

I have used many of her rubber and digital stamp images in the past when I was the DT Coordinator for another company (which is no longer in business).  As a result of the store closing, Jan embarked on a new journey and opened her own digi shop, Jan's Digi Stamps.  Now you can get her eclectic, fun images any time you want!

For today's project, I created a fun Christmas card with the Santa's List digi stamp set.  All of Jan's files come with black and white images (both jpeg and pngs) as well as pre-colored images, which were hand colored by Jan herself, and various sentiments.

I used two of the images from this set as well as one of the sentiments.  I added digital paper to create my background "wall" and then inserted Santa, his bag of toys, and the sentiment to create my card front.  After printing it out, I colored the images with Copic markers and added a bit of Glossy Accents to his glasses and the candy cane. 

Now it's your turn to come play with us.  Jan's Digi Stamp Challenges will be held the first and third Monday of every month.  Winners will be chosen randomly and will have two weeks to collect their prize - a $9 store gift card.  (All the details are under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top of the page.)

Come get social with us:
Facebook - Shopping - Pinterest - Challenges

Until next time.....


Friday, November 1, 2019

Chibi VIP Sagittarius {Scrapper's Delights}




Hey everyone, it's the first Friday of the November and that means it's time for the Chibi New Release from Scrapper's Delights.

I'm sharing the Sagittarius Zodiac from the Chibi VIP Deal Bundle.  You can only get this image, along with tons of other elements, if you purchase this Zodiac Bundle.  You also get the Chibi New Release images as well!


I used a number of the elements that are included with the VIP Zodiac Bundle to create this card. I also added digi paper for the background.






After printing, I colored the image with Copic markers and cut out the image using my Scan N Cut, adding a small border around the edge.  I added a few Twinkle Goosebumps from Queen & Co. as a finishing touch.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team created on the Scrapper's Delights Inspiration Blog and join us on our Facebook Fan Page.

I'll be sharing the Anime New Release from Scrapper's Delights on the last Friday of the month (Nov 29).



Until next time.....


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween



It's Halloween in the US and that mean lots and lots of kids in great costumes receiving tons and tons of candy 😄.

I created some treat boxes using various SVG files,  The Jolly Jack Treat box and the Fall Bushel Basket are from Dreaming Tree and the Black Cat Treat Box is from Simply Crafty SVGs.








These were so fun to make!  I know I'll be making more soon 😀.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!






Friday, October 25, 2019

Anime Rainy Days


Hey everyone!  Time for the Anime New Release from Scrapper's Delights


The best deal is the Anime VIP Deal Zodiac Bundle.  You receive all three new release images (Anime Make Mine A, Anime Rainy Days 1, Anime Peace Out) PLUS the Anime VIP - Scorpio image. You will also receive lots of design elements to go along with the images.




I found the perfect digital paper to go behind this image.  After printing everything out, I colored the image with Copic markers and then die cut the oval using a Spellbinders die (Opulent Ovals).  Since the die used to cut out the image was the largest in the set and I needed a larger one for the mat, I traced around the outside of the die and fussy cut it out.  Then I colored the white cardstock with Distress Oxides (Stormy Sky).

The next layer was created by using a stencil from Gina K (Water Droplets) and more Distress Oxides (Forest Moss).  I also added quite a few gems here and there 😀.

I wanted the card base to be the same color as my mat.  Using white cardstock, I created the card base and then used the same Distress Oxides and colored around the edges.  No need to color the entire front as most of it will be covered with the focal point.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team created on the Scrapper's Delights Inspiration Blog and join us on our Facebook Fan Page.  We'd love it if you played along in our Blog Challenge each month.  You can find out details about our Progressive Freebie Challenge on our FB page for even more chances to win free images.



Until next time.......