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Debbie Seyer
I am a Concept Designer/Design Team member working in the Paper Crafts industry.
Interests: watching movies with my hubby and family, shopping and paper crafting!, swimming, vacations
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Hello friends! Today I want to share with you another Christmas card idea. I am hoping that these project ideas will help you get started on your Christmas cards now. So that you will not be rushing in December trying to make 50 cards.....don't ask me how this goes, it's not pretty! LOL This project could be a very cute card or you could totally make these to use as a gift tag. The supplies I used to create these cards are from Crafter's Companion. This is called Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Cute Christmas and it was released just a few weeks ago on HSN (Home Shopping Network). It looks like these products are sold out on HSN but they will be available soon on the Crafter's Companion website. Here is my project for today... Using some Tonic Studios circle dies, I created the base of this shaped card. It's so easy to do! I fold an A2 - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" card and placed the circle die onto the card so that a portion of the die is off the fold. Once you die cut it, that will create the circle shaped base of the card. I die cut a scalloped circle from the Red mirror cardstock that is in the Cute Christmas collection. Using scraps from my scrap box, I die cut the snowman. There are some really small pieces for his eyes, nose and buttons. If you don't want to take the time to glue all those little piece into place, you can definitely use a markers to color the face. That would save you a bunch of time!! To assemble this card, I cut a 3/4" black strip of cardstock. I embossed the sentiment onto the cardstock using white embossing powder. I die cut the "merry" from the red mirror cardstock. I used some foam squares to pop up the snowman. Here is a list of supplies: Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Cute Christmas -Build-a-Snowman Decorative Metal Die, Festive Phrases Decorative Metal Die and stamp set Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Cute Christmas - Luxury Mirror Card Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Cute Christmas -Luxury Foild Card Pad Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock Spectrum Noir Artliner - Black - 005 tip White, Black, Orange cardstock embossing ink white embossing powder Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
Hello friends! I have been cleaning out my stamping room like crazy and found some dies that I thought would be great to sell right now. I found some Fall/Halloween dies and some Christmas Dies from Spellbinders. So I have a short video showing you the dies and I will list what is in each box below. Have fun shopping!! Dies will be shipped in a Small Priority Flat Rate Box/Padded Envelope and all prices include shipping and handling. PLEASE READ THE DETAILS!! US only, PayPal only and first come first serve. If you are interested email me at debbiemom23cs@hotmail(dot)com Please provide: Name Name of Destash Box PayPal Mailing Address Then I will send you an invoice and please pay upon receipt. If I haven't received payment within 24 hours then the Mystery Destash Box will be put back up for grabs. Small Flat Rate Box includes shipping *Each box contains an approximate retail value of $125 or more--this is based on when products were new/purchased. I have listed the dies included in each box along with the SKU#. If you want to see what the dies look like , you can google the name and SKU#. You should be able to find an image and probably a project using that die. I have also made a YouTube video showing the dies in each box that you can check out. I will update this blog post as often as I can with what is available, pending or sold. Box One - $40 - Sold S5-052 Creative Tabs S5-019 Labels Eight S5-148 Fancy Labels Eight S4-205 Eyelet Pendant S4-214 Eyelet Borderabilities S5-006 Curved Rectangles Mega Nestabilities Grand Nestabilities Labels 23 Box Two - $40 - Sold S5-168 On The Edge S5-096 Jar Labels S5-125 Pinwheels S4-359 Office Supplies S4-398 That's The Ticket S4-370 Blossom Five S4-364 Spiral Blossom Four Box Three - $35 S4-314 Lacy Ovals S5-022 Labels Ten S2-007 Flower Basket S2-043 Frames Two S5-149 Snap Shot Box Four - $40 - Sold S5-153 A2 Polka Dots S5-176 A2 Floral Ribbon Threader S5-136 A2 Fancy Weave S5-202 Scallop Borders Two S5-181 A2 Bracket Borders Box Five - $40 - SOLD S5-201 Curved Borders 2 S5-175 Locking Loops A2 S5-007 5x7 Fanciful Lattice S6-006 5x7 Branching Out S5-193 A2 Tiles Works Box Six - $40 - SOLD S6-001 5x7 Matting Basics A Card Creator S6-002 5x7 Mating Basics B Card Creator... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Remember a few days ago, I talked about sharing a Christmas card idea with you every week? Well, here is the first card idea I am going to share with you. I don't really like making 40 or 50 of the same card. I get bored easily and then it just feels like work, you know what I mean? Well this idea I am sharing with you today is easy to change and still get a simple but elegant card. Most of these supplies I used came from Crafter's Companion. I will include links to the products but they are NOT affiliate links. The links are just for your information. Here is my Christmas card idea for this week.... This card was created using the Crafter's Companion new Sheena 3d Embossing Folder - Snowflake Dance. This embossing folder was one in a set of 6 sold on HSN (Home Shopping Network) this week. These should be available on the Crafter's Companion website in 30 days or so. As you can see, I used some Navy Luxury Cardstock - Matte from Crafter's Companion and ran it thru the Gemini. This card measures 5 x 7". After embossing the matte cardstock, I layered onto some white cardstock and then tied the ribbon. After the ribbon was tied, I adhered the card front to the base and then added the sentiment. This sentiment is from Crafter's Companion Winter Joy Stamp set. This stamp set includes some really cute images along with the sentiment. I just punched out the sentiment using a label punch to make things really fast and easy. Here is another card I created using this same layout...... See what I mean about changing things up so it doesn't get boring? I could easily make quite a few of these cards! This 3d embossing folder is from the Crafter's Companion Sheena -Poinsettia Plethora. This was also available on HSN but I can't find it right now. I will update links as products become available! Well I hope I have inspired you to get busy making cards. I know I always tell myself to not leave the cardmaking until the last minute and I am trying not to do that this year! Keep checking back to see more Christmas card inspiration!! Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I know that it's just October 2 but now is the time to start making your Christmas cards and crafts. To help you, I am going to start a weekly blog post with a card or craft idea for the Holidays. So today I have a fun card to share with you. I created this card using some new stuff from Crafter's Companion that will be available tomorrow on HSN (Home Shopping Network). I really love how this turned out.... Don't you love it? When I saw this set of dies, I just knew what I was going to create! The die set is from the new Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Cute Christmas. The die set is called Santa's Suit. The glittery white cardstock and the Red Mirror cardstock are also in this collection. To make this card, I die cut santa's suit from red cardstock and then from the white glitter cardstock. I die cut his belt from black cardstock. I glued the white glitter cardstock into place so that there would be a bit of glitter without the mess! I used some wooden pegs and silver twine to make it look like his suit is on the clothesline. The sentiment is a stamp/die set combo called Festive Phrases. It includes all the sentiments you will need to create some seriously cute cards! I die cut the "Jolly" portion from red mirror cardstock and after I adhered it into place, I stamped the rest of the sentiment. You can check out the shopping list for the HSN show on October 3 - HERE! I will say that this card will have to be hand delivered the way I made it here. But I think if you didn't use the wooden pegs and just some foam tape to position his suit, you could probably get it thru the mail (with extra postage of course). Hope that my cute card has inspired you to get busy with your crafting!! Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Fall is in the air around here FINALLY! I was so happy to walk outside this morning and it was actually cool. Hopefully I can finally turn off our air conditioner and open some windows. In honor of the changing weather, I created this fun set of cards using products from Tonic Studios. You can read the whole tutorial over on the Tonic Studios Blog. Here is a peak at my project! Be sure to head on over to the Tonic Studios blog for all the details! Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Remember I told you I have been working on a new line from Crafter's Companion? Well, the Threaders by Crafter's Companion line will be available on HSN (Home Shopping Network) on September 29! I have been having alot of fun creating stuff with this new line plus I dusted off my sewing machine. Plus I got to create one of those thousand of pins I have saved on Pinterest! LOL Here is a project I created using the new fabric.... I also created a pot holder and matching towel... like I said I totally used a few of those pins that I have on Pinterest. It was really fun, too. I hope you will tune in for the debut of @Threaders by Crafter's Companion. If you love to die cut, sew and quilt then this show will be perfect for you! Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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ello friends! I am currently still working with fabric and my sewing machine for an upcoming Crafter's Companion crafty day on HSN. Very soon I will be able to share with you the projects I have been working on. But for today, I have a papercrafting project to share using stamps from Pink Ink Stamp Company. One of my favorite techniques is heat embossing. I love using the beautiful metallic colors of embossing powder from the Nuvo line by Tonic Studios. Here is a card I created using the Nuvo Fine Detail Copper embossing powder. Here is my card. As you can see, I stamped the Dancing Leaves stamp all over the brown cardstock using embossing ink. Then I sprinkled on some Copper embossing powder and heat set it. I also stamped the Cinderella Pumpkin using the Copper embossing powder but I stamped it on some watercolor paper. I used the some Sparkle Markers and a water brush to color the image. I used a die for the sentiment. I die cut it 3 times and glued the layers together, then I inked up the die cut with embossing ink and used the copper embossing powder. I ended up doing 2 layers of embossing powder to get the look I wanted! Here is a closer look at my card. I really love the stamps I used for this card and think it turned out really great! Thanks for stopping by today! Pink Ink products used, available retail online from Ellen Hutson LLC 5111K Dancing Leaves 5112F Cinderella Pumpkin Or check Pink Ink's website to find a local store near you that sells our stamps (retail), or to order wholesale. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I have a question for you. Do you do other crafts beside papercrafts? If so, which ones? I would love to hear from you. Recently, I had the opportunity to create some projects for a new line by Crafter's Companion called threaders. It's a whole line of sewing and fabric crafts. I have had a really great time dusting off my sewing machine and other supplies to create some different kind of projects. Here is one of my first threaders project .... The felt is from this new line. It comes in packs of 4 color combos. I really love the quality of the felt. I cut this felt using new threaders dies - Metal Die Set for Fabric - Rose, Peony, Chrysanthemum, Daisy and Leaves. These dies cut thru felt like butter! I used a hot glue gun to assemble the flowers. Before I glued everything into place, I stitched the "hello" onto the black felt by creating a pattern on some tissue paper and just stitched right over it. I haven't used my stitching skills in a while but I think it turned out great! Make sure to tell me what kind of crafts you do! I would love to hear all about your other crafty skills! Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Today there is a new release on the Crafter's Companion US website......Cherry Green Designs. You are going to love these stamps and sentiments! Here is a project I created using a beautiful set called New Shoes. I stamped the shoe image onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I colored the images using my Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils -Orchid, Wineberry and Gold Finch, This card measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4" square. I cut a piece of the Pale Dogwood Luxury Cardstock - Glitter to 5" and then I used the Die'sire Classiques - Lattice Corner die on two of the corners. I fussy cut the image out and adhered it to the card using 3d foam squares. I stamped the sentiment and used a label punch to punch it out, then adhered it to the card to finish! Here is a different view.....I really love the glitter cardstock....very sparkly and doesn't leave glitter everywhere!! Thanks for stopping by today!! Have a good day!! Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I hope you are preparing for the Solar Eclipse this morning like we are here in Missouri. At my house, we are in the path of Totality! My daughter is off school, the hubby is off work and my mom even spent the night so we can view the eclipse together. But before the eclipse comes, I want to share with you a scrapbook layout I created for my youngest daughter's first day of Junior Year in high school that is posted over on the Tonic Studios USA blog today! Here is a sneak peek...... You can see the whole scrapbook layout and the instructions on how I created this layout over on the Tonic Studios Blog today HERE. I really love these dies from Tonic plus I used a scrapbook collection from Jillibean Soup that I really love! Check it out!! Thanks for stopping by today. I have a few more projects from Crafter's Companion to share with you this week so stay tuned!! Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Hope your week is going okay so far. On Wednesday, it's back to school for my youngest daughter. She will be a Junior in high school. I can't believe how time flies. Well, while I am enjoying the quiet at my house, I will be watching the Home Shopping Network. You see, August 16th is the big crafty day for Crafter's Companion on HSN. They have a really wonderful Today's Special for tomorrow and I hope you will check it out! It's a collection of cool stuff featuring the Colorista Aqua line from Crafter's Companion. If you love to watercolor, you will love this collection. Here is a card I created using just a few of the products! I started by cutting a sheet from the Spectrum Noir Colorista Aqua Lovely Frameables Premium Watercolour pad. Then I used a couple of my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers and a Crafter's Companion Water Pen to move the color around the sheet in a color wash technique. Here is what my finished card looks like.... I matted my watercolor panel onto some Gold Mirror Luxury Cardstock and then I added a Vellum Sentiment. The vellum sentiment comes in a pack with the Today's Special!! I love how this turned out. Such an easy card to create and fun, too! Check back tomorrow for another project showing stuff from the Home Shopping Network show that starts at 12:00 am August 16!! If you want to see even more stuff from the HSN show, be sure to join the Crafter's Companion HSN Facebook event!! Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends. Hope you have been enjoying your summer. Sadly, summer break is almost over at our house. We have had a few milestone achievements happen, too. My youngest daughter got her driver's license and she drove herself to school to get her locker, schedule and parking pass. We have just 9 short days until she is officially a Junior in high school. Seems like this summer has definitely flown by! Well a few months ago, I made a Thank You card ensemble for the Tonic Studios blog. I am sorry I forgot to share it with you. You can see exactly how I created this ensemble and the Tonic Studios dies and stamps I used on the Tonic Studios blog. You might want to have a look around, too. If Nuvo Drops are something you love to use, well this is definitely the blog for you! I have some more sneak peeks to share with you this week using the new stuff that will be on HSN (Home Shopping Network) August 16. Crafter's Companion will have the Today's Special and you are going to love it! Check back soon! Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I have been super busy working on projects for the next crafty day on HSN (Home Shopping Network) for Crafter's Companion. I love getting the new products and making stuff but I have to say sometimes it can be hard to create. What I mean is that most of the products are Christmas stuff. I don't know about you but I am just not ready to talk about that holiday yet! LOL Well, besides the new stuff being Christmas, I have had a lot of fun creating. I found some Christmas movies to listen to while creating and just got busy! Here are two of my projects....... For both of these projects I used new 3d embossing folders that will be on HSN Wednesday August 16. I also used some really cool silver and gold gilding wax. I have never used that product before and am excited to experiment with it some more! I have a few more Christmas cards to share but there are a few regular projects, too! There is a wonderful Today's Special for August 16th and I will share a few projects using those products soon. Thanks for stopping by today!! Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Hope you are having a great summer. I took a blog break and did some fun stuff with my family. Here are a few things we did...... Yep my hubby took me to visit The Pioneer Woman's Mercantile. We were visiting the newlyweds in Kansas City, Mo and just drove 3.5 hours to Pawhuska, OK to visit the Merc! LOl My hubby knows me, that's for sure! It was awesome! We ate 1 dinner and 2 breakfasts at the Merc and enjoyed every meal. Here are a few more pictures. I got a copy of PW's new magazine. It's very nice! Plus I got myself a very nice refillable plastic wrap box. This box is really awesome. No sharp edges to cut yourself plus it's super sturdy and you can refill it! This is the hubby after we stood in the heat for 45 minutes waiting for dinner. Considering that he never waits for food, I was very happy to sit down and get a large mason jar full of white peach lemonaide and just sit in the AC! My hubby considers vacation to include dessert before dinner or even sometimes instead of dinner. Here he is eating Prune Cake with ice cream before his Fancy Grilled Cheese sandwich with homemade chips! LOL It was really good..... Yep that is THE Marlboro Man. While we didn't get to chat with him, he was roaming around the Merc chatting and drinking his soda! This was my dinner.......PW's Chicken Fried steak with Mashed Potatoes and the best gravy ever!! This is some fancy coffee we had the next morning with our breakfast. We enjoyed all the food and just seeing the Merc as I am an avid follower of PWs blog for years! We stayed in Pawhuska, OK at the Historic Whiting Bed and Bath for two nights. After breakfast, we took a drive around. We visited the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. Now this is just what you would think it is, miles of grass and gravel roads. But we did see a few Bison roaming free and enjoyed a nice stop at the Visitor Center to learn more about the Preserve. Then we drove to Bartlesville OK and visited the Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve. It was really awesome and we saw quite a bit of American West art in the museum. It was so hot that day but we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! How was your weekend? It was fantastic here at the Seyer house. All the girls were home and we celebrated my husband's 50th birthday together! Oh we had a couple of other celebrations but I guess I felt like it wasn't official until our whole family was together! LOL Now it's time to get back to the regular stuff so that means sharing a fun project I created using a new 3d Embossing Folder from Crafter's Companion. I had alot of fun creating this card. Using an embossing ink pad, I inked up the embossing folder and ran it thru my Gemini die cutting and embossing machine. Once it was out of the folder, I added some clear embossing powder and heat set the card panel. Here is what it looks like before I made it into a card..... This embossing folder is 5 x 7" and that is the size of my card panel. Once it was all heat set, I trimmed the panel to 4 1/2 x 6 1/2". I cut a base for my 5 x 7" card out of what cardstock. I added some pink and creamed Quilled Small Roses with pearls in the center to the card. Under the rose embellishments, I added a doily plus I created my sentiment from a Dymo label maker. Here is my card....... Here is a different angle! I will be creating a video to show you how I created these flowers using the new Quilling flower dies from Crafter's Companion. Thanks for stopping by today! Supplies Used: 3D Embossing Folder – Regency Swirl Die'sire Rose Small Metal Die Quilling Paper Pad Embossing ink + clear embossing powder Wilton doily sponge Victorian Velvet Distress Ink label maker Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Recently I have been showing you projects that I have created with the new releases from Crafter's Companion that will available on July 11 on HSN. Well today is no different! LOL I am so excited about these projects. One of the things that I really love to do is take something that I bought at the Dollar Store and make it look fantastic. Here is my project for today.......A $1 dollar mini frame that I added quilled roses and other embellishments to make it look fantastic! To start, I left the frame exactly as I bought it, just removed the price tag from the back. The insert inside the frame was perfect for the embellishments I wanted to add. I created the Quilled Small Rose Flowers using the Quilling paper pad that is included with the flowers. I added some white pearls to the middle of each flower. I also die cut some branches from the Die'sire Branch Out Mixed Media dies from Kraft cardstock. Using a sponge, I sponged around the edges of the branches. I stamped the sentiment onto Kraft cardstock and sponged the edges of that too! Here is another look........ I added white pearls to the frame too! I adhered everything to the frame using a hot glue gun and glue dots. This was a fun project to create! Be sure to watch HSN on July 11 to see all these cool new products that Crafter's Companion will be releasing! You can get a sneak peek of more products HERE on the Crafter's Companion US page! Thanks for stopping by! Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I have another project to share with you using a die from the Crafter's Companion July 11 HSN show. This is a quilling flower die! I had so much fun making this project!! I created a flower pot card. The tutorial for this card is on Splitcoaststampers and it is super easy!! Here is what the sunflowers look like while the seed beads were drying. You get a glimpse of the die itself, too! These flower were created by first rolling 2 strips of kraft cardstock together for the middle portion. Then I die cut three each of the small sunflowers and adhered them together, staggering the petals. Then I rolled this onto the kraft cardstock middle. I applied some liquid adhesive to the middle and added the brown seed beads. I will be doing a video tutorial on how I created these next week. Here is a closer look..... I love how this turned out!! Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to mark July 11 on your calendar. Crafter's Companion will have a whole crafty day on HSN and will be selling these and many more dies and other goodies!! Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
Rosemary, this card measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4". That is a favorite!!
July 11 is the Crafter's Companion day on HSN!!
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Hello friends. I have another new embossing folder to share with you from Crafter's Companion. This one is called Floral Frenzy and it will be available on HSN in July. I have a few packages of colored foil sheets that I found in my stash and I thought that would a perfect thing to emboss with this new folder! First I embossed the pink foil sheet and then I embossed some white cardstock. The embossing folder is 6x6" so it's perfect for square or A2 sized cards! I used the Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Happy Birthday - Birthday Wish die and it cut thru the foil beautifully using the Gemini Die Cutting and embossing machine. I love the contrast, don't you? Well that is all for today! I will be sharing a few more projects using Crafter's Companion in the next few days! Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Finally I am back to creating! The dust has settled and everyone went back home. Plus I had a chance to rest, clean my house and catch up on laundry. Boy, I have alot of towels and every one of them was dirty! But on to the important stuff! In July, Crafter's Companion will be having another crafty day. I received some fun goodies to create with and make some samples. Here is a card I created using the Letterpress technique and a new 6x6 Embossing folder that will be released in July on HSN. Using a brayer and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink pad, I inked up the embossing folder. Then I placed my cardstock carefully into the embossing folder and ran it thru my Gemini embossing machine. As you can see, the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide gave just a nice shadow to the outline of all the butterflies! This 6x6 embossing folder is called Ornate Butterfly. I also using the Crafter's Companion Flights of Fancy stamp set for the sentiment. This is a fairly simple card, except for the clean up of the embossing folder! lol Just keep a paper towel handy to wipe up the ink..... That's all for today! I have another cool embossing folder to share with you tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by! Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Wow the last week has been a worldwind! The wedding is over and all I need to do is recover and do lots of laundry! From Wednesday on thru to the wedding on Saturday, the whole family was in high gear....go go go......get it all done. But thankfully it was a beautiful day (very hot) and it was a beautiful wedding. Here are a few pictures, taken by a friend, that I wanted to share with you all. I will have more to share later!! Talk to you soon! Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! The wedding preparations are in high gear right now but I took a bit of time yesterday to make a couple of cards. These cards are for some friends who are going thru some hard times and I wanted to let them know I was thinking of them and hopefully the card will lift their spirits. I know we all make cards. I also know that alot of the cards I make sit around for a long time before they are used. I am trying to be more pro-active about mailing my cards to my friends and family. So here are my two cards. I created them with supplies from the June Simon Says Stamp Monthly kit - Blissful. I love everything about this kit! This card was colored using the Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers - YG3, YG1, GY3, CT1, PP1, PP4, BT1. I stamped the image onto Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock using Gray Flannel Memento Ink pad. I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of white and used a label punch and adhered it to the card using 3d foam squares. I used some Stitched Rectangle dies from Simon Says Stamps to die cut the image and the black cardstock layer. I stamped the image onto the pink cardstock using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink pad in both corners. I used a Stitched Circle die to cut out the middle. Then I added the sentiment panel so that my sentiment peeked out of the circle. I thought this was the perfect card to add some sequins too. I have some sequins but I have trouble using them. Does that happen to you? So I was really happy how this card turned out with the sequins. Hope you are inspired to start mailing out your cards to all your family and friends! I know these two will be in an envelope and on their way tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Sorry it's been a few days since I posted. My middle daughter, Caitlyn, had some health issues and I needed to be with her. Thankfully everything is getting better and she is definitely on the mend. Now I am home and it's time for the countdown to the wedding to begin. June 1 means there are only 16 days until the wedding. Today I am continuing to make these coffee filter flowers....... I bought a huge package of coffee filters at Costco and dyed them using Victorian Velvet and Antique Linen distress ink. I put about 3 inches of water in a plastic container and use a whole refill bottle of the Victorian Velvet and about half of a refill bottle of the Antique Linen inks. Then I just dunked in stacks of the coffee filters and laid them out to dry on a towel lined table. It took at least 2 days for them to dry but I had other stuff to do! LOL For the center pearl, I used the Sizzix Twist 'n Style tool and 22 gauge wire. I will do a tutorial on how to make these flowers later because they are really awesome! I also gave my mom a mission! We needed 25 Frappacino bottles for the centerpieces, too. She was up to the task and drank them for us. So we took the labels off the bottles and ran them thru the dishwasher. After that I wrapped the neck with twine and lace..... I just used some glue dots for the adhesives on these bottles. We will put some babies breath in them a few days before the wedding. The coffee filter flowers in a vase and the bottles with babies breath plus a lantern will all sit on these wood slabs that were cut by my hubby! He cut, sanded and sealed them. Now he is adding some felt on the bottom of them to prevent scratching but also so they are level. Yep, this wedding is a whole family affair! I will share more pictures of our decor after wedding day (June 17). I doubt I will have many regular card projects to share until after the big day but you just never know! Thanks for stopping by today!! Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Hope you are having a good week so far! It's summer vacation here at our house. Which just means I get to sleep in one whole hour more than usual! LOL As part of the Crafter's Companion design team, I get fun boxes of goodies to try out and make projects. A few months ago, I got the Foil Transfer Sets with Gold, Copper and Silver foil. Now I know alot of people love to foil using all kinds of different machines and such. But these foil transfers work like the old-style Rub-Ons we all used to use for scrapbooking and cardmaking. For these types of foil transfers, all you need is the transfers, foil and a popsicle stick. After trying them out, I decided it would be even easier if I used my Gemini Die cutting and Embossing machine instead of the popsicle stick and I was right! Here is my card..... So these work just like regular rub-ons work. Just expose the sticky part of the transfer and place it on your cardstock. Rub it with the popsicle stick or put it thru your die cutting machine. Then cut a piece of the foil that will fit over the transfer and apply it. Now you can rub it with the stick or put it thru your die cutting machine. I really got the best results by putting it thru my die cutting machine. I tried it on all the die cutting machines I have - manual and electric and the transfers worked great on all of them! Here is a closer look...... It's hard to photograph the copper sparkle but I think you get the idea. I thought this would be a good graduation card for a guy. What do you think? I have been experimenting with the foil transfers and different ways you can use them. I will be sharing them in the next few days! Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room