Sunday, January 17, 2021

Layout for Creative Embellishments

Here's another layout that I made for an 8 x 8 scrapbook.   It was supposed to be a Christmas gift, well thinking Christmas 2021 now, as I didn't get it done for 2020!




Creative Embellishments has some great quotes and I've used one on this layout.  Perfect for a new baby!  I heat embossed it with Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel.



Sometimes I get carried away and throw everything but the kitchen sink on a layout but I tell myself that simple can be good and effective.  I think this layout accomplishes that goal; it is simple but effect.  Two great photos of a beautiful baby and a preciou sentiment!








HOW TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE

Be sure to check ou the monthly challenge on the Creative Embellishments Blog because you could win a great gift certificate to the store! To find the monthly challenges just click on the pink search icon on the upper right side of the page and enter “challenge” in the search box and the challenges will pop up. Here are the rules:
Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of December 1st, 2020.
It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog page. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no old projects. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please share only new projects.
Please add your entry to the inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
Simply add a link to your FB photo (if you do not have a blog) featuring your challenge entry. Let us know how you were inspired by the photo.
Combining with other challenges is permitted.
We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.

Thanks so much for visiting, I appreciate it!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Snarky Tag for Creative Embellishments

You know there are THOSE times when you wish you  had said what you were really thinking!  Ha ha, I just love the Big Talk Stickers from Tim Holtz.   So even though I didn't say it out loud, at least I got it off my chest by saying it creatively!  So, for this tag for Creative Embellishments (CE), I chose two of those stickers and used them on this great large CE tag.  There's nothing like a pretty tag with a bit of sarcasm thrown in, right?

CE's large tags are 5.5" x 10".  I love these big tags as there is plenty of room for being creative and embellishing.



I first adhered a piece of yellow dotted design paper to the tag.  Then I adhered a strip of striped paper down the center.  Next I used the Distressed Pattern Stencil and white moulding paste to mask the background with random designs.




I used 2 Postage Stamp Frames that I heat embossed to frame two ephemera cards.



I colored 2 washi tape clusters with Lindy's mist and they dry brused on a little paint and used them as bases for the Big Talk labels.  



Add some flowers and ribbons and that's it!  A lovely tag with a hint of sarcasm!  What will I do with this tag?  I'll probably just keep it and hang it in my studio.  Or I might share it with someone who understands my brand of humor!





Other Products

Graphic 45 Ephemera Queen
American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder- - Mustard
White Gesso
Tim Holtz Big Talk
Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Lindy's Edelweiss Moss Green Mist



HOW TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE

  • Be sure to check ou the monthly challenge on the Creative Embellishments Blog because you could win a great gift certificate to the store! To find the monthly challenges just click on the pink search icon on the upper right side of the page and enter "challenge" in the search box and the challenges will pop up. Here are the rules:
  • Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of December 1st, 2020.
  • It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog page. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no old projects. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please share only new projects.
  • Please add your entry to the inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
  • Simply add a link to your FB photo (if you do not have a blog) featuring your challenge entry. Let us know how you were inspired by the photo.
  • Combining with other challenges is permitted.
  • We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
  • WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.

Thanks so much for visiting, I appreciate it! 

Maggi xoxo







Monday, January 11, 2021

New Thinlits Dies from Eileen Hull!

I was so excited to see these great new dies from Eillen Hull Designs by Sizzix. I used two new thinlit sets, The Mandala and Folio Page, Pockets & Flowers to make this spring card from Graphic 45's Epemera Queen collection.

The Mandala die:


The Folio Page, Pockets & Flowers die set:




My Card


There's a pocket in the right lower corner where I have inserted an ephemera card.  Here you can see that beautiful mandala with the ephemera card removed from the pocket.  Tip:  Before die-cutting the mandala, adhere the paper to an adhesive sheet, then die-cut.  That way your die-cut can be securely adhered to your surface.  Otherwise, it is hard to apply glue to these type of cuts.



The flowers are made with dies from the new thinlit set, Folio Page.




Here's how the card came together.  First I cut a piece of cardstock that is 11" x 5.5", scored in the center and folded to creat the blue card base.  Then I cut a yellow piece of design paper that is 5.25" x 5.25".  I used the folio page thinlit die to cut the next piece  (floral print), it is 5" square.   The mandala is cut from blue design paper and at the bottom, cut from floral design paper, is the pocket.  

To assemble, adhere the yellow striped paper to the blue base, centering.  Adhere the floral piece over the yellow piece.  Then adherethe mandala slightly off center to the left.  



Fold the flaps to the back of the corner die-cut and put a thin line of glue on the flaps and adhere to the bottom right corner.  (Sorry I forgot to photo this before I added the flowers.)




Now let's make a flower.  From the Folio Page, Pocket & Flowers die set, cut two of the largest flower.  cut in between each of the flower petals so that it is easier to shape the flower and give it dimension.  Use tweezers to give each petal a twist.



Die-cut two of the starburst shapes and fold them around the end of a paintbrush or something similar to give them shape.





Now stack and glue the two flowers together being sure that the flowers petals on the top are opposing the bottom layer. 


Glue one sunburst insde the other and adhere in the center of the flower.  That's it, easy peasy!



To make the other flower, cut one large flower and one of the small flower.  Cut the petals and twist the larger flower as we did above.  Twist the smaller flower but don't cut.  Glue the two together and then with tweezers, lift the inner petals on the small flower forming a center.    Die-cut some leaves, use a stylus to score a vein down the center of each petal and pinch together.  Glue the flowers and leaves to the right  corner of the card over the pocket but be sure you don't glue over the pocket opening!  Insert the epehmera card into the pocket and you are done!



Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix Dies

Sizzix Thinlits Die - Mandala

Other Products:

Graphic 45 Epehmera Queen


Thanks for visiting today!  Be sure to stop by Eileen's blog and see all the goodness from the design team!  This month we're featuring cards using Eileen's dies; there will be lots of great ideas for sure!

Maggi xoxo




















 

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year! January Challenge for Creative Embellishments

New Year, new challenge!  Here's the inspiration photo and the twist is to use lace or fabric on your project.



My take on the challenge...

This is my adorable great niece framed with a CE baby frame.  Aren't those little feet just the cutest?  I painted the frame white and added a pinch of peach paint to color the feet.



The frame is about 3.5 x 5.5" so it works nicely with my 9" x 8" page.



Love this banner!  I heat embossed it with Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel and fitted it right under the framed photo so that it all works together.



Graphic 45 Little Darlings Collection
White Paint
Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel

HOW TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE


 Be sure to check ou the monthly challenge on the Creative Embellishments Blog because  you could win a great gift certificate to the store!  To find the monthly challenges just click on the pink search icon on the upper right side of the page and enter "challenge" in the search box and the challenges will pop up.  Here are the rules:
  • Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of  November 1st, 2020.
  • It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog page. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no old projects. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please share only new projects.
  • Please add your entry to the inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
  • Simply add a link to your FB photo (if you do not have a blog) featuring your challenge entry. Let us know how you were inspired by the photo.
  • Combining with other challenges is permitted.
  • We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
  • WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.




Happy New Year friends,  I hope this year is filled with good health and happiness for you.  
Thanks so much for visiting, I appreciate it!

Maggi xoxo











 

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