Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Amazing Cards from Creative Escape Papercrafting Kits

Hi.... today I am created cards made using the Creative Escape Papercrafting February 2018 Fully Loaded Kit. It was a great mix and match of fabulous soft elegant and some dark smoky combos that are perfect together. Add the amazing fun accents, stamps and dies. I am sharing 5 very different but perfect cards .

View all the photos of the cards but for more details take time to view the VIDEO .

The colours, prints and accents are perfect together with the added pop of cardstock die cuts.

Matting for pop of colour behind and soft elegant prints is awesome.

Using a great print and die cutting with a cardstock base is simple but elegant with the butterfly and tied ribbon and a cool stamped sentiment.

Darker colours with a pop of colour in the main central element... and using some cardstock die cut images are a perfect touch. Soften it with the cream ribbon and bow.

Every mother loves getting a card and this kit gives you plenty of options to create the perfect one.  It is fully loaded with enough specialty paper, card stock, and embellishments to enable you to make 10+ cards.

The kit includes:

1 ALTENEW “Best Mom” stamp set

1 Kaisercraft “Birds & Butterflies” Decorative Die Set

12 Sheets of double-sided specialty paper from the Couture Creations “Hearts Ease” collection (each sheet is approx. 5.75” x 5.75”)

1 0.5 oz jar of Wow Turkish Nights embossing glitter

2 Craft Doilies

2 Sheets of 5” x 7” wafer board

2 Sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ white card stock

2 Sheets of 8.5” x 11” ivory card stock

1 Sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ wine card stock

1 Sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ light gray card stock

1 Sheet of 8.5″ x 5.5” vellum

1 Strip of 2” x 11” vellum

1 yard of wine ribbon

1 yard of ivory ribbon

1 yard of white hemp cord

1 yard of yellow hemp cord

72 3 mm adhesive gems (18 each of dark purple, medium purple, light purple, and yellow gold)

56 4 mm adhesive gems (14 each of dark purple, medium purple, light purple, and yellow gold)

44 6 mm adhesive gems (11 each of dark purple, medium purple, light purple, and yellow gold)

10 envelopes

Be sure to visit the STORE for this collection and so many other amazing products that are available.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Beautiful Day Layout

Welcome to Creative Embellishments blog post. This Beautiful Day page is my eldest son's family in a group photo. Lots of amazing layers of paper all with inked edges and amazing naked chipboard accents and finished off with foamiran flowers and leaves.

Supply List
Creative Embellishments Products
Machine: Big Shot Express  
The Rubber Buggy Products
Paper: Blue Fern Studios Amber and Apricot Collection, Foamiran, 
Dies: Heartfelt Creations Floral Die
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide and Distress
Other: lace, lace butterfly, frame die, pearl stamens

I start a page with lots of layers with fun prints, stripes and flowers... some light and some dark for depth and dimension.

Then I place the photo and some accents in proposed positions. For this layout I also die cut outer circle accents to finish the circular chipboard frame.

Lots of branch chipboard accents along with "Beautiful Day" title and a butterfly. All these pieces were left in natural naked state. If matched the papers perfectly.

In the close ups you will see more details. Here is a lace butterfly accent.

Super clustered section.

White lace accent border in the layers.

Die cut accent with neutral tone paper.

Amazing circular frame around the photo and lots of surrounding accents.

Using Heartfelt Creation floral dies and leaves I cut them out of white foamiran.

The flowers are coloured using Distress Oxide and a finger sponge to apply the ink.

I then use the heat gun to shape the flowers and leaves....
it's so easy .. just heat them up.

Flower layers are glued together, pearl stamens added and  glued in clusters with leaves.


Another small cluster.

More close ups for your viewing.

Here is the central section of the page with all the accents but the photo is still front and centre.
Be sure to visit the store to view these and so many more products.

Thanks for stopping by.... see you again soon. 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

VIDEO HOP featuring Paper Wishes Ruby Rose Collection & Dazzles

Today is my blog post for Crafter's Castle Challenges mixed in with a fabulous fun Youtube VIDEO HOP.

Hello everyone and welcome to Crafter’s Castle FIRST YouTube Video Hop featuring Hot Off The Press products from Paper Wishes! It starts today, Saturday March 17, and goes through Friday March 23, giving you plenty of time to watch all 6 design team members videos. Links are below to the teams video line-up.

Here are the details on how to enter and the Grand Prize being offered.
WATCH ALL 6 design team members entire Hop videos.
Subscribe to ALL 6 design team members.....and be sure we can SEE that you have subscribed.
Leave a comment....not just any comment....comment on something specific you saw in the video. Also, if you are a new subbie let me us know. And it would be fun to know where you’re from.
And if you like what you saw PLEASE give a THUMBS up. Thank you!
Once you have done all of these things send an e-mail to telling me that you have done ALL of the requirements, and put Hop Entry in the subject line.
YouTube VIDEO HOP with a great Grand Prize winner who will recieve 3 sets of Dazzles stickers!!! If the winner does not live in the United States a digital prize will be offered. Also, listen close at each channel because there might be other giveaways!
Sponsor: Paper Wishes
The amazing Prize for March is a : $20 gift certificate to Paper Wishes
Please stop by Paper Wishes Shop
Paper Wishes Blog
Products from Vectoria Designs I used in my project....
Ruby Rose Collection
and also ...
Dazzles Fantastic Frames & Phrases Stickers
I did a video to share some details of my Ruby Rose Collection and Dazzles Projects.
Then please play along with our challenge this month so we can visit and make comments on your projects too along with our YouTube Video BLOG HOP with a great Grand Prize winner.
Link to YouTube video is HERE

Thank you for watching. I invite you to visit Crafter’s Castle Blog and enter this month’s Challenge at
Crafter’s Castle Blog to view all there amazing projects.
Thanks for stopping by.... and hope to see you play along and inspire us too.

Lots of Easter Cards at Dies R Us

Hi .. How are you today. This DT project for Dies R Us showcases Easter cards made using doodlebug design inc easter express paper pad, Echo Park Celebrate Easter paper pad and  lots of Easter die cuts . There are lots of layers and colour for fun and bright Easter cards.

Supply List:
Dies R Us Products
Glue: ScraPerfect Best Ever Glue
Machine/ tools: Big Shot Express, Misti
Other: Cardstock, card bases/ with envelopes

Here is a LINK to YouTube VIDEO for viewing more details on each card and products used.


Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Thanks for visiting... hope to see you again soon, Have a great day.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Feeling Sketchy March 15th card sketch Challenge

Today Feeling Sketchy has posted the March 15th card sketch challenge.... be sure to join us to win a fabulous prize.

Using the sponsored digi images, sentiments, papers and accents from Fred She Said I created the above project following the sketch. I used Distressed Butterfly and Blossoms

Thanks for stopping by.... see you again soon.