Monday, June 21, 2021

Becca Feeken Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes from Spellbinders

I have two new beautiful die sets, Beautiful Sentiments Vignettes, from Becca Feeken to share with you today.


First I went the traditional route and made a card with this beautiful set.  It's so elegant!  This is a simple card, I just mounted the die cuts on white card and mounted on a patterned card base. 




To embellish, I added a simple fussy-cut hat on the left with 3 small flowers.



I used Stamperia's Grand Hotel paper collection for the card base and fussy cut hat.  The right card side is  1.25" wider than the left side to add some extra color to the front when it is folded flat.






For a different spin on these beautiful dies, I made a layout using the Heartfelt Thanks Vignette dies as a frame to hold 2 photos on an 8 x 8 layout.  The paper is Graphic 45's Dreamland.




In this photo, you can really see the detailin the die-cuts. Instead of using the frame in the vertical position, I used it horizontally.







There are so many pretty vignettes in this collection.  You can see them here.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Maggi xoxo

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Wildlife on our Road Trip Layout

 Drving the Alaska Highway is an amazing experience for all the wild life you will see, especially in British Columbia.  This is just a small sample of all the animals we saw.





I used circle frames to highlight my photos.  They are just inked with Distress Ink.  In the center I made a tag enumerating the animals we saw over a 2 day period.  If you are wondering how I get the wording on the tag, I print onto transparency paper and then glue to the paper.




At the top, I used the Pinecone border that is also inked with Distress Ink.




I used two different word sets for the title.  Both are heat embossed with embossing powder.  





Supplies from Creative Embellishments






Other Supplies

Stamperia Forest Paper Collection

Donna Salazar Truffle Embossing Powder

Emerald Creek Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Dirty Sand

Distress Ink - Walnut Stain



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  June 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.


xoxo Maggi



Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Eileen Hull Designs Travel Journal "Adventure"

It's vacation time!  Hurray!  I' so glad to see some semblance of normal slowing returning to the world; it seems that everyone has cabin fever and is planning a vacation for the year.  

Since we are heading out west in our motorhome, I wanted a journal to make notes about campgrounds we stay in and a daily diary.  





I recorded a video to show you how to make the closure and how to make a couple of the pages inside.





I used Eileen's Book Binding Die to add two special pages to my jounal.   

On the inside front cover is a vertical tuck pocket.  On the right side is a pocket made using Eileen's Notebook Pocket XL Die.  I changed it up a bit and made the pocket flat.  I'll probably slip some note paper in there.




The 2nd page on the left below is actually an envelope where I stuff receipts, tickets and that sort of thing.  Since it has a flap that is secured with a magnet, I don't have to worry about losing things.  (See how to make this page in the video.)

The right page is just open tuck spots that are great for reminders, grocery list etc.





I made two signatures for my journal and they are secured with elastic bands.  I will use one signature to do daily journaling and the other I will use to make campground notes.  (I purchased the signatures and adhered design paper to the covers.)




In this photo you can see part of the velcro closure.  I made a similar notebook for our travels in 2019 and used the velcro closure.  It worked out quite well.


Supplies







Graphic 45 World's Fair Collection

Graphic 45 Staples - Keyhole

Scor-tape 1/2"

8 1/2" x11" Cardstock

Tombow Fastener Tabs


Thanks so much for stopping by today, I appreciate it!  Be sure to visit Eileen's blog for lots of inspiration and fun ideas from Eileen and her design team.

Maggi xoxo


Friday, June 4, 2021

Road Trip Layout for Creative Embellishments

I love a road trip and this layout is all about our trip to Alaska in 2019.  We drove from our home in Tennessee all the way!  The highlight of the drive is the Alaska Highway and the photos here show the beginning and ending of the highway.  Once again I am using a flat format so this page will actually fit into a scrapbook!



Every good layout needs a title right?  I heat embossed this Creative Embellishment word set  with detail black embossing powder.  I think black is a perfect accent color on this page.




I used Stamp Frames that are also heat embossed with the cut-apart and map.



Now I'm having a good chuckle as I wanted to be sure to include the length of the Highway and looked it up on several sources, 1,387 miles.  And...I just noticed that it is printed on the map, 1,390 miles. HA! Well then, there is a perfectly good explanation for the discrepancy.  You see, they are always working on the Highway and straightening it out which changes the length of the Highway from time to time!

Just a little history.  The Alaska Highway was built during WW II in 8 months and at the time it was 1700 miles long.  It was quite an engineering feat and is a testimony to the diligence of those involved in building it.  They faced seemingly unsurmountable problems, yet they perservered.  The road used to be a twisty, gravel road.  But today, it is a nice drive, with the only problem being the occasional frost heave in the northern parts and the never ending road construction!




Products from Creative Embellishments



Othe Products

Graphic 45's Life's A Journey Collection





Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Time for a New Challenge at Creative Embellishments

Welcome to another fun challenge for Creative Embellishments.  This is the inspiration photo and the twist is to add gears to your project.




I was inspired by the colors and clocks in this photo so I created a large tag using Stamperia's Clockwise paper and rice paper collections.  

I covered the bottom of the tag with rice paper using clear gel to adhere it. 




To meet the twist, I added acrylic gears from Creative Embellishments.  I used black gears and then highlighted with  Sizzix Rose Gold Wax.  I love the effect that created!  The acrylic gears really stand out because they are so thick at 1/8".  



I like the look of a dimensional tag so I gave this one a wrinkle and used foam tape to hold it's shape.  Again I used stacked acrylic gears.



Products from Creatie Embellishments



Other Products

Stamperia Clockwise Paper Collection
Stamperia Clockwise Rice Paper


How to Enter the Challenge

*Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of June 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.

Thanks for stopping by!





 

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



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