Monday, November 28, 2016

Dragon Festival Inside Scalloped Squares



Hi and welcome, everyone! Lisa from The Relativity of Paper bringing you the Craftin Desert Divas Daily post featuring a little sneak peek of the brand new Dragon Festival and Inside Scalloped Squares Dies releasing later this week. 
Now, I'm going, to be honest with you all because that's what I do, right? I was not sure about the Dragon Festival Stamps because it's out of my comfort zone, but I couldn't stop with this set! I created five cards using this stamp set, and it's not just for the New Year. You will see as you check in on the Craftin Desert Divas November Event Page throughout the day. The Dragon Festival is a fun set. And you can never go wrong with Square Dies!  Love, love, love! 

Now be sure you are "going" to this event, so you will be included in the giveaways and stay up to date on new postings!  Just click the picture below to join us on the November Release Event Page.


Friday, November 25, 2016

Wonderful Winter



Hi and welcome, everyone!
 Today I'm over on the SVG Attic Blog
sharing a Winter project featuring the Round Traveling Case, from JGW Fashionably French Collection, and elements from the JGW Winter Wonderland Wreath.


My inspiration for this project was pulled from my Mom's Christmas Tree. We use lots of blues and silver on a white tree and it truly feels like Winter. I will be creating a display using these pieces, ornaments, snowflakes, and fairy lights for her Christmas Party.




The sentiment is from the JGW Winter Wonderland and I used Marvy Snow Marker to add texture and dimension.

The skates are amazing and remind me of the movie Ice Castles. Do you remember that movie? I'm really aging myself with this.


As always, thanks for joining us! 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Gobble, Gobble




Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, and welcome! Today I'm up on the Craftin Desert Divas Blog sharing this cutie! I'm going to keep this short and sweet because it's Thanksgiving Day, a day to be with family and friends. 


I always try to get the most use out of my die-cuts by using them for more than what they are intended. Today I'm sharing how to turn some everyday circles, ovals, and banners into a Turkey. 
I was thinking that this would be fun for kids to make. You could pre-cut the pieces and let them assemble, a little holiday craft to keep them busy while you baste the turkey. 



Here are the products I used:


Fancy Frame Dies

Flag Banner Dies

Fancy Stitched Label Dies

Shaker Tag Dies

Stitched In Circle Dies

Crazy Stitched Frame Dies



CARD BASE:
  • 4.25"x 5.5" card base - 8.5" x 11" #110 cardstock scored at 5.5" and cut at 4.25" to create to top fold card bases
LAYERS:
  • Die-cut Kraft cardstock using largest Fancy Frame Die
  • Die-cut seven banners using the wavy banner die and cut in half, die-cut five banners using largest banner die from the Flag Banner Dies, type Gobble Gobble onto cardstock and die-cut with banner die to create wings
  • Die-cut scalloped circle and stitched circle using Stitched In Circle Dies
  • Die cut oval from Fancy Stitched Label Dies
  • Die-cut bow tails from Shaker Tag Dies for feet

Assemble:


  • Layer Kraft cardstock onto card base
  • Assemble turkey and add 3D mounting foam to back, adhere to Kraft cardstock
  • Add googly eyes to finish off and sentiment inside 

Sentiment I used;
Gobble til You Wobble.
Happy Turkey Day!


As always, thank you for joining us!
Affiliate Links are provided when available through ShareASale, Affiliatly, and CJ Affiliate. If you purchase through these links, I will earn a small commission at no extra charge to you.  I buy my products, and occasionally I do receive free products to review, and I will disclose that information when I do.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Bubblegum, Bubblegum. In A Dish...




Hi, everyone! Welcome to the CDD Daily Post being brought to you by The Relativity of Paper. What do you get when you mix Craftin Desert Divas Shake It Up Dies with a childhood rhyme from a game? A fun birthday card. 


 Do you remember Bubblegum, Bubblegum in a dish?
You would stand in a circle, fist out; the counter would tap everyone's fist including their own (this usually required the counter to tap their chest because that was the cool thing to do), the person you ended on picked a number 1 through 20, then the counter started tapping everyone's fist while counting to said number. Whichever fist the counter ended on was out, and you would put your hand behind your back, both fists out meant you lose! Oh, times were so much easier, right?



The inside sentiment reads: 
We hope all your bubble gum wishes come true. Happy Birthday!

Here are the products I used:



Fancy Frame Dies

Flag Banner Dies

CARD BASE:
  • 4.25"x 5.5" card base - 8.5" x 11" #110 cardstock scored at 5.5" and cut at 4.25" to create to top fold card bases
LAYERS:
  • Die-cut pink patterned paper using largest Fancy Frame Die
  • Die-cut yellow patterned paper using Shake It Up Dies
  • Die-cut bottom half of bubble gum machine with matching patterned papers and silver cardstock
  • Type sentiment on white cardstock and die-cut using Flag Banner Dies


ASSEMBLE:
  • Add fun foam to the back of pink patterned paper and adhere to card base
  • Position die-cut circle 
  • Add 3D Mounting Foam to back of bottom portion of machine and adhere to card base being sure to align with circle to create your bubble gum machine, add die-cut details to finish off the machine
  • Adhere bubblegum either using die-cut circles from the Shake It Up Dies or using Puffy Stickers like I did here


You can find all the details on my blog, The Relativity of Paper



As always, thank you for joining us!



Affiliate Links are provided when available through ShareASale, Affiliatly, and CJ Affiliate. If you purchase through these links, I will earn a small commission at no extra charge to you.  I buy my products, and occasionally I do receive free products to review, and I will disclose that information when I do.



Friday, November 11, 2016

Magical Memories



Hi and welcome, everyone! I'm up on the SVG Attic Blog sharing a fun way to keep magical memories using the JGW Just Sew Notions Box. We are headed to Disney World in December with our granddaughter, Averly Rose; this is her first trip there. Walking through the Magic Kingdom gates is a thrill for me. I nearly take off in a full sprint to stand smack tap in the middle of Main Street, USA where I can stand in awe of Cinderella's Castle. I can only hope Averly's first time is as magical. Since she is only three, I wanted her to have something to keep special little treasures in and the Notions Box is perfect. I found this box very easy to assemble and as always, binder clips can be your best friend when assembling.  


I used Simple Stories Say Cheese Collection. 


I have a Disney Font on my computer that I used to cut her name out of red cardstock. 


Here you can see the inside has five compartments to hold all of her magical treasures, even her MagicBand fits perfectly. I added a pocket to the inside of the lid to hold postcards, pictures, and other like items. The tags lay in the middle compartment perfectly. 


One of my favorite things are the tags I created for each day and the park we will be visiting that day. In the evening she can add all her stuff, and I can jot down a few highlights of the day for her.  My hope is that she will continue to fill this box with memories that we all share at the Happiest Place Ever! 

As always, thanks for joining us! 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Hoo's Been Naughty or Nice




Hi and welcome, everyone! Today I'm up on the Craftin Desert Divas Blog bringing you the Daily Post today. First, I want to start by telling you that my inspiration for this card comes from Angry Birds. I guess this is my take on a Christmas-themed Angry Bird. Only one problem, this Lil' guy is way too cute to be angry! He is naughty, though. I love the Owl-idays Stamp Set from Craftin Desert Divas, too much cuteness. 



I say it every time; this card is simple to create. A little die-cutting, stamping and coloring. And I always say let your paper do the work for you especially for backgrounds. I admit once in a blue moon I can create a watercolor background that I'm happy with and I sincerely wish I could knock them out every time but the fact is, I can't! So I rely heavily on patterned paper to do the work for me. 


CARD BASE:
  • 4.25"x 5.5" card base - 8.5" x 11" #110 cardstock scored at 5.5" and cut at 4.25" to create to top fold card bases
LAYERS:
  • Cut red/white patterned paper to 4.125 x 5.375
  •  Die-cut blue snowflake patterned paper using Fancy Frame Dies
  • Die-cut snow using Stitched Scalloped Dies; ink the edge of one with Tumbled Glass Distress InkUsing the SVG Outlines for Owl-idays, Santa's Helpers and Build A Scene cut the owl, lights, branch, and presents using your electronic cutting machine. Silhouette Cameo

STAMP:

  • Using the Mini Misti stamp images and sentiment on X-Press Blend It Cardstock
  • Color using COPIC Markers

ASSEMBLE:
  • Adhere red & white patterned paper to card base, layer blue snowflake patterned paper, add die-cut elements *see above photo using 3D mounting foam on branch  and snow 
  • Add adhesive to owl and presents attach to card
  • Finish off with sequins

Here are some products I used that are already available for purchase:


This trio of dies are approximately each 6 inches long. Craftin Desert Divas craft dies are high-quality steel and are compatible with most die cutting machines! Made in the USA.

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These SVG outlines will make cutting out your Owl-idays stamped images so easy. You must have a program that opens this format in order to use this file. This file contains the outline of the stamped images ONLY.STAMPED IMAGES ARE SOLD SEPARATELY.

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Shimmer Sequins


As always, thank you for joining us!