Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Creative Embellishments Border Crossing Layout

 Summer 2019, we went back to Alaska in our motorhome.  We lived in Fairbanks, Alaska 1995 - 2000 and completely fell in love with this wild untamed state.  Our last trip was in 2010 so we were super excited to return!

We crossed the border on June 12 and it's really ironic that we also crossed the border on our 2010 trip, on June 12th!


The main paper is a specialty paper that i bought in Alaska.  The embellishments are 49 and Market.



I mounted the tiny Alaska license plate embellie on a heat embossed washi tape cluster.  Those clusters work so well to hold titles.




I framed my picture with the Infinite Circle Frame (inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink) and added some pretty Little Birdie flowers to complement.

Supplies from Creative Embellishments



Other Supplies

Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Emerald Creek Patina Oxide Baked Texture
Little Birdie Crafts Flowers
49 and Market Vintage Artistry Embellishments


Thankd for joining me today!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Spellbinder's Essential Classic Label.

 Here's a die from the Spellbinders Truly Yours Collection, the Essential Classic Label, that has so many uses.  It's great for card making but it could be used on layouts and 3-D projects.  The possibilities are endless because its a label!

I made a simple easel card using 2 different sized labels.  The die-set comes with 4 sizes and each size has an insert that cuts a line of eyelets around the edge making this a really versatile set.  




I used the two largest dies and layered one over the other.  I love that the dies are easy to position the dies over a cut-apart as I did for the sentiment.  I used the eyelet insert for both of my die-cuts.






Inside I added a simple band to act as a stop to hold the easel in place.




Thanks or stopping by today, I so appreciate it!  Be sure to stop by Spellbinders and view the Truly Yours Collection as well as all the other great products!


Products

Carta Bella Paper - Farmhouse Market Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Kit



Saturday, May 22, 2021

Spellbinders Truly Yours Collection Featuring Paper Couture Dress and Rings Around the Circle

 Spellbinders has debuted a great new collection, Truly Yours.  It's a great collection for card making and includes dies that work so well for weddings.

Of course, this collection does not limit your creativity to just weddings, it has many other uses too!  I made a feminine step card that is an all purpose hello friend card.

I used the gorgeous Graphic 45 Elegance Collection to craft this card.




Isn't this dress just the cutest ever?  This is the Pape Couture Dress that is part of the Truly Yours Collection.  It's so feminine and perfect to pair with with the Eiffel Tower Image.



I layered the dress over another die-cut from the collection, Rings Around the Circle.   I cut 3 different sized circles and layered them under the dress and cut-apart.  This set includes 4 nested circle dies so lots of uses for the different sizes!





I love step cards as they display so prettily.  In this photo you can see the step at the bottom and the layers.



A simple inside finish completes the card.  All ready to write a message to a special friend.



Products

Paper Couture Dress Etched Dies from Truly Yours Collection






Thanks for your visit today!













Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Creative Embellishments Camp Life Layout

This was a fun layout for me as I dug into some really old supplies AND the subject is one of my favorites, camping in Alaska! 


I used Stamperia's Forest pape collection and this particular page just speaks to me.  I think it's my favorite sheet of paper ever!  It so reminds me of Denali National Park.  The campground (pictured above) we stayed at, is not too far from Denali so, yeah, it all works together!



I used a chipboard moose and covered all but his antlers with adhesive.  I dug way back into a drawer and found some brown flocking and that just worked perfect to give him a nice fur coat!




I applied fiber paste to these chipboard trees and let it dry.  They I inked the trees with Oxide inks and misted between coats.  Finally I misted leavily with Lindy's mists to get the color effect I wanted.



The chipboard title is covered with truffle embossing powder and heated.

Supplies from Creative Embellishments


Other Supplies

Stamperia Forest Paper Collection
Golden Fiber Paste
Donna Salazar Truffle Embossing Powder
Distress Oxide Ink - Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap, Iced Spruce
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Lindy's Starburst Mist - Frosty Forest Green, Green with Envy Green
Recollections Walnut Flocking

HOW TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE


Be sure to check out 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  May 1st, 2021.
  • 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.



















Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Using Unconventional Materials to Make Journals for Eileen Hull Designs

Good morning friends, I have a fun project to share with you today.  This month Eileen Hull's designers are creating with unconventional products.  I chose to make a Passport Book.  Can you guess what I used for my cover?



I used plastic packaging, you know, that stuff we usually throw away!  This is simple; all you need is an embossing folder, plastic, cardstock and matboard (or chipboard).  First I cut the plastic down to size and ran it through my die-cut machine with an embossing folder.  Next I die-cut the embossed piece with the Passport Book die. 

Then I adhered black cardstock to matboard and ran that through my diecut machine using the Passport Book die.  I applied adhesive to the black cardstock and adhered the plastic embossed piece to it.  I found that I got the best embossed impression by embossing the plastic without being adhered to anything else.
 
Now that you have the 3 parts (platstic, cardstock and matboard) assembled, its time for some fun!  I used new products from Sizzix, Luster Wax, to color the plastic.  You just rub it on with your finger.  I blended two colors, rose gold and gold.  It is permanent once dry, and doesn't come off on your fingers.  

I waited a few minutes for it to dry and then misted heavily (like allover!) with black ink so that the ink could fill in the crevices and really give the embossed impression definition.  Use a paper towel to blot up the ink  

I love the look of the Luster Wax on the covers of this Passport Book!





Inside the book, I used Eileen's new Bookbinding Die to attach pages inside.  This die creates 5 hinges to which you attach your pages.  I just made some simple pages to go inside.










Products Used





Plastic from Packaging

Black Mist


Time to play!  Be sure to post your unconventional projects on the Eileen Hull Fan Club Facebook page.

Thanks for popping in!

xoxo Maggi



Saturday, May 1, 2021

Getting Really Bright with the May Creative Embellishments Challenge!

 Time for a new challenge and I loved this one.  The moment I saw the inspiration photo, I knew exactly what paper and chippy I was using!  The twist is to repeat a pattern.



I didn't have a photo that worked with my Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope papers so I decided to do an inspiration piece using an ephemera card. My repeated pattern is the elephant background paper and the elephant chippy.




I adore Creative Embellishments' Elephant Border.  I painted them grey with chalk board paint.  Then I thought they'd be cute with floral collars. Tiny flowers from Little Birdie did the trick!



As usual, I needed some flowers to complete my look.  I used large corner flourishes underneath the flowers.  I painted the flourishes orange and then misted with a bright flourescent mist from Lindy's.



I can't wait to see your take on the inspiration photo!



Products from Creative Embellishments




Other Products

Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope Collection
Little Birdie Grey Chalkboard Paint
Little Birdie Flowers
Lindy's Tiger Lily Red Starburst Mist



How to Enter the Challenge

*Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of May 1st, 2021.
*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.


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