Thursday, June 21, 2018

Drinks To Go with StyleTech

Hello and welcome to the June Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop!

This month we are partnering with StyleTech Crafts.  Tape Technologies has been manufacturing StyleTech vinyl products for more than 30 years.  They moved into the craft market recently and have introduced over 70 new films intended to spark your creativity!  I received a stack of colorful vinyl to play with and instructions to think "summer fun" when creating my project.

To me, nothing says "summer fun" quite like a good road trip!  I like to stay hydrated so I picked up a travel cup from the Dollar Tree and started to play...

I picked 3 colors of vinyl - orange, purple and green - and started by die cutting some leaves and flowers.  The dies I used are Thinlits from Eileen Hull's newest release from Sizzix.

The vinyl cut beautifully!

I used a Die Pick to carefully separate the vinyl from the backing material...

...and then applied the vinyl to the cup.  I played around, layering the different colors and shapes...

...until I was happy with the design!

To personalize the cup, I used a Silhouette to cut my name from the glittery orange vinyl, picked it up with some transfer tape...

...and applied it to the lid of my cup.  That orange really pops against the green!   

Perfect! Now I am ready to roll with my drinks to go!  Road trip anyone?

There are so many things you can embellish with vinyl!  Check out the other stops along the blog hop for lots of great inspiration and ideas!

Susie Bentz - You are here!

If you get lost along the way you can find the master list here:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for StyleTech Travel Cup:

Dollar Tree - plastic travel cup
StyleTech Crafts Vinyl
Sizzix - Eileen Hull Journaling Card, Flowers and Leaves Thinlits dies
Sizzix Die Pick
Silhouette Cameo
Transfer Tape

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Eileen Hull's *New* Sizzix Dies - Book Club Chapter 2

Eileen Hull's Book Club Chapter 2 dies from Sizzix are finally hitting the stores and I can share some projects I created for her Inspiration Team!  Today I am focusing on the 3 Thinlits die sets in the release.

I cut the leaf panel on the front of the first card with Eileen's Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves set.  The die set gives you the option of cutting the card with a wavy edge or a more traditional 3"x4" card with rounded corners.

There is nothing traditional about the Rocky Road Baked Texture I used when I heat embossed the front of the card! It is new from Emerald Creek and Seth Apter and it really does look like asphalt!   I backed the journaling card with Color Washed papers from Paper House Productions.

For the next card I used Eileen's Journaling Card, Hearts set.  I cut these with the more traditional edge and I have to say these are super cute.  I love, love, love the way these two journal cards stack.  The hearts on each card are different sizes and when you layer them you can just see the edges of the one on the bottom peeking through the heart shaped windows!

I added a vellum heart and topped it with the script word love from Eileen's Journaling Words die set.  The other words in the set are prayers, travel, journal and wander.  The little sheep brad on the front gives a hint about the card's name:  Love Ewe!

And a quick peek inside confirms your suspicion!  Both the brad and the sentiment stamp set are from Eyelet Outlet. 

The tiny red heart on the inside of the card was also cut using the Journaling Card, Hearts die.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

What's New? Card Supplies:
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves
Emerald Creek - Seth Apter's Baked Texture - Rocky Road
Paper House Productions - Color Washed 12" Paper Pad
Inkadinkado sentiment stamp
Misc designer papers and cardstock
Black ink

Love Ewe Card Supplies:
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Journaling Cards, Hearts
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Journaling Words
Eyelet Outlet - Animals Clear Stamp Set
Eyelet Outlet - Pig & Sheep Brads
Misc designer papers, cardstock and vellum
Black ink and pen

Friday, June 15, 2018

Cat Card with Eyelet Outlet

Today I am sharing a cat themed ATC and card I created for Eyelet Outlet.  This sentiment from The Project Bin's Feline Good stamp set just makes me giggle - if we aren't that person we know that person, right?  Time to play...

This little girl on the ATC is from the Innocence stamp set from Carabelle Studio and it exactly the right size for a black Cat Brad!

She was stamped with Archival Ink then water colored.

I added strips of washi tape to the left of my tiny little cat lover and then topped off that embellishment cluster with one of the newly released Paw Brads.

I created a card base with black cardstock and added a pink background to coordinate with the pink balloon and then attached the ATC with Zots.

If cats are your thing - or if you want to make a set of cards to gift to your favorite cat lover - you can find all kinds of cat themed items HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Supplies for Cat Card:

Eyelet Outlet Cat Brads
Eyelet Outlet Paw Brads
Eyelet Outlet Paw Washi Tape - Thin
Eyelet Outlet Skinny Washi Tape - Arrows
Eyelet Outlet Skinny Washi Tape - 5 Rolls

Carabelle Studio - Innocence stamp set
The Project Bin - Feline Good
Therm O Web Zots Singles
Prima watercolor paint and paper

Friday, June 8, 2018

DIY Wedding Decor with ColorBox® ColoriQue

For me, the fun part about a wedding is coordinating all the little details that help create an atmosphere.  One of those little details is color.  A friend's wedding has a rustic theme and I knew these metal pails would look great with a little splash of exactly the right color!  You can find the full tutorial and supply list over on the Clearsnap Blog.

Graduation Flip Card with Eyelet Outlet

Hey gang!  Happy Friday!  We are taking a break from my usual ATC's.  Today I am sharing a fun little  graduation flip card - tis the season you know!

I used themed paper from Authentique Paper and Moxie.  The flip card die I used is from Sizzix and is super simple to use.  I ended up with a 5" square card.  Here is the front of the card...

...and here it is flipped over - or open!

And here is a close up of the little graduate with the cap brad firmly in place!

The sentiment on this card is actually from one of the brand new clear stamp sets from Eyelet Outlet - the Truck Set! Check out all of the newly released clear stamp sets HERE

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Eyelet Outlet Graduation Cap Brads
Eyelet Outlet Truck Stamp Set
Sizzix - Circle Flip Card Die
Paper - Moxie and Authentique
Prima - Julie Nutting Planner Doll Stamp

Friday, June 1, 2018

Marilyn ATC with Eyelet Outlet Washi Tape

Happy Friday!  Today I am sharing at ATC I created for Eyelet Outlet featuring  Marilyn Monroe Washi Tape.

I started by stamping with black ink on white cardstock. 

I don't have pics of me building the collage.  I started with the images of Marilyn then added in bits from the Butterfly Music and Musical Notes washi tapes, keeping the lines horizontal.  I just played around until I was happy then I added the pops of red with the Skinny Washi tape. When I was done I matted the ATC, alternating black and white cardstock before popping it up on the card front.  And no card with Marilyn would be complete without bling, right?  The 12mm Jewel Bling comes in a pack of 40 self adhesive pieces in pink and red with a clear detail around the edge.

Make sure the inside is as pretty as the outside - love this sentiment!

I added some clear jewel bling.  Gotta love sparkle so it's a good thing it comes in packs of 100!

Whether you want individual jewels or long decorative strips, Eyelet Outlet has a wide variety of colors, sizes and styles. Be sure to check out the whole inventory of Sticky Back Bling HERE to find the finishing touch for your projects!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for Marilyn Monroe ATC:

Eyelet Outlet Marilyn Monroe Washi Tape
Eyelet Outlet Butterfly Music Washi Tape
Eyelet Outlet Music Note Washi Tape
Eyelet Outlet  Skinny Washi Tape - 5 Rolls
Eyelet Outlet 12mm Jewel Bling - Clear Edge
Eyelet Outlet Jewel Multi Size Bling - 100 Count, clear
Pink & Main Believe Script stamp set

*Artist Trading Card -  2.5' x 3.5" original art made in any medium and intended to be traded with other artists.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Champagne Brads from Eyelet Outlet

Happy Friday!  Today I am sharing another ATC* and card I created for Eyelet Outlet. This card features my favorite *new* brads from the Eyelet Outlet May 2018 Release - a pair of champagne glasses! Time to play...

This card started by pairing a Julie Nutting doll (mini-Megan from the Calendar Musts planner stamp set by Prima) with one of the many funny sentiments from the Life Words stamp set from Stampendous.  I began by stamping the image and sentiment on watercolor paper with Archival Ink and then pulled out the paints.

Time to add a little dimension so I reached for the *new* Wedding Brads! They come in a 12 pack mix of rings and champagne glasses. (Here's a tip: Try topping the ring brads with a clear rhinestone and you have a beautiful diamond ring! Perfect for an engagement card, right?!)
Add pair of champagne glasses above the sentiment...and a few rhinestones below...done!

Be sure to check out all the new brads being released this month by Eyelet Outlet HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Supplies for Champagne Brads ATC and Card:

Eyelet Outlet Wedding Brads
Eyelet Outlet Jewel Multi-Size Bling, 100 count, blue

Stampendous Life Words
Prima - Julie Nutting Calendar Musts Stamp Set
Prima Watercolor Paint - Decadent Pies
Ranger Archival Ink, black

*Artist Trading Card- 2.5" x 3.5" piece of original art made in any medium and intended to be traded