Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Cozy Snowman Wishes Card with Rinea and Joy Clair

This month the Rinea Design Team has been given the opportunity to work with stamps from Joy Clair Designs.  I wasted no time in selecting the Cozy Snowman Wishes set because I knew the snowmen stamps in the set would work perfectly with an embossing folder in my stash.

Time to play...

Disclosure:  I receive compensation in the form of free product and/or pay from companies and manufacturers in return for creating projects showcasing those products.  While the content of my blog is influenced by these products, my opinions regarding these products and projects are my own.

I created the background of this card with a paper piecing technique using an embossing folder instead of stamps.  I started by embossing 3 pieces of cardstock to create the base for 3 cards.  I also embossed 3 different colors of foiled paper:  Lavender/Gold Glossy, Sapphire/Gold Glossy and Sapphire/Sapphire Starstruck.

Using scissors I carefully trimmed out the trees from the foiled papers.

I wanted to leave one of the 4 embossed trees on each card plain white cardstock.  I chose 3 of the foiled trees - mixing the colors and finishes- and glued them in the corresponding place on the card front.  

Now it was time to add those cute snowmen I told you about!  I stamped them on white card stock, trimmed them out and added color and a bit of Stickles.  

I went back to the Cozy Snowman Wishes set to create stamped and die cut sentiments for each of the cards. The mat for this one was cut from Lavender/Lavender Starstruck foiled paper.

This one uses Merlot/Gold Glossy foiled paper.



See how I mixed up the tree colors in each of the backgrounds?

I hope you are now running to your stash of embossing folders!  Paper piecing with embossing folders and Rinea Foiled Paper creates absolutely stunning results!


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

~ Susie


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Monday, October 12, 2020

Mad Tea Party Mini Album with Eileen Hull

My niece, a confessed Disneyphile, recently shared that she had 6 years of pictures of her daughter on the Mad Tea Party ride at Disney World.  Eileen Hull's *new* Tea Cup die is the perfect base for a mini album!  

Time to play...

Disclosure:  I receive compensation in the form of free product and/or pay from companies and manufacturers in return for creating projects showcasing those products.  While the content of my blog is influenced by these products, my opinions regarding these products and projects are my own.


Die cut mat board and stamp a border on a tea cup.  Blend one color of ink above the stamped border, using a mask to protect the area you don't want to color.  


Reposition the mask to protect the top of the cup and add color to the bottom.  Trim off the handle with a craft knife and blacken the edge with a marker. 

Use the remnants of a die cut to trim out some shaped pictures using a craft knife. 

Die cut designer paper in the tea cup shape and trim off the handle. Glue the paper to the back of the trimmed out photos, leaving an opening along the edge that will face the tea cup handle.

To create the back of the album I adhered (2) mat board Tea Cup die cuts together, blacked the edges and the handle with a permanent marker, and then glued on designer paper. 

I pleated a 3.25"x1.75" piece of black cardstock every 1/4" along the long edge and turned it into a hinge for my pages. Slip the opening of each of the tea cup pages you created over one of the hinges. Adhere the front and back cover and then add a photo or piece of designer paper over the hinge.

I love that it actually stands up!  

Here's a peek at the inside pages featuring photos of my great-niece and her many trips to the Mad Tea Party Ride at Disney World! 

Here is the finished front cover with a Dymo Label Maker title, and the back cover featuring the die cut tea bags. 


Be sure to check Eileen's blog all month long as the Inspiration Team continues to share projects using both of her new dies! 

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

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Patriotic Glass Block Light for Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day is next month so I decided to make another insert for my glass block light! 


I created a 6" square cut file in Design Studio by combining a purchased svg with a font. I cut it with my Silhouette Cameo and weeded the design, removing the unwanted vinyl.  Since I planned on using it for a glass block light, I used transparent vinyl for the tattered flag. 



I decided to transfer the black vinyl first so I covered the entire design area with gridded transfer tape, burnished it, and then peeled the release paper off of the back.



I applied the image to a 6.25" square of clear craft plastic.  After burnishing the design I pulled off the transfer tape... 



...and then added the red and blue transparent vinyl in the same way.  When I was done I flipped over the design and added a 6.5" square of white etch vinyl on the back side, trimming off the excess with scissors. 

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Note:  I actually added 2 layers of the white etch vinyl on the back because I like the way it diffuses the light.  I will not do that again, though, because it makes it more difficult to manipulate in and out of the glass block.  My solution was to cut a second square of clear craft plastic and apply a layer of the etch vinyl. Now I can tuck this second piece into the glass block behind any future designs and get the same effect!   



My 7.5" glass block has a large rectangular hole in one side - about 1" by 4" - and a plastic stopper slotted for a power cord.  I rolled the design, with the vinyl on the inside, and inserted it into the opening.


Next I fed the string of fairy lights into the block behind the insert and replaced the plastic stopper.


The opening goes on the bottom, the battery gets tucked behind... 


...and the light goes on!


I love making these and I already have some more designs in mind for the upcoming holiday season!

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

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Eileen Hull Release Party Blog Hop - Love Notes Post Box

Hooray- two *new* ScoreBoards releases from Eileen Hull and Sizzix! 

Are you ready for a new 3D Bigz L Tea Cup Die? Fill it with teabags and other assorted goodies OR use just the Tea Cup die cut shape on the front of a card, featured on a layout, or made up into its own little mini scrapbook!  So many possibilities!   

Disclosure:  I receive compensation in the form of free product and/or pay from companies and manufacturers in return for creating projects showcasing those products.  While the content of my blog is influenced by these products, my opinions regarding these products and projects are my own.


Also new is the XL Post Box Die, a fun little box that goes together in 10 seconds and has a slit in the top to tuck a gift card...or love notes for someone special!


I started by applying Eileen's Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets to the back of Fuchsia Glossy and Fuchsia Starstruck Foiled Paper from Rinea.  I laid it on top of the die, with the foiled paper side facing the die, and then laid a piece of mat board on top.  After running it through, I applied the foiled paper to the mat board, one piece/section at a time. 

(Note:  I did it this way because the Post Box die is longer than the 12" length of foiled paper.)


Most of the box was covered with the Starstruck foiled paper, however, I covered the flap with Glossy foiled paper.  I used Ghost Ink 2.0 to stamp on the flap, removing the color and revealing the silver below.  To create a closing mechanism I added a hitch fastener...


...and then poked a hole in the front panel of the box through which I threaded an elastic loop.  After folding the box along all of the score lines I applied Eileen's Red Liner Tape to the side flaps and assembled the box. 


I had leftover scraps of the adhesive backed foiled paper, so I die cut tiny hearts and arrows...


...and used them to decorate Mini Envelopes. Perfect for holding love notes or date night coupons, those cute envelopes slip inside the Post Box slot!

You will have fun embellishing the Post Box in your style for everyone on your gift giving list!

If you are looking for inspiration, we have it for you!  
Time for a Blog Hop!   
Follow along the list below to see what the designers have been working on - and be sure to check out the GIVEAWAY details at the bottom!

Tonya Trantham

Elizabeth Robinson

Julia Aston

Pam Bray

Maggi Harding

Lisa Hoel

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Karen Bearse

Susie Bentz

Jenny Marples

Mitsyana Wright

Jennie Atkinson

Anita Houston

Madeline Arendt

Sarah Lizzie Dodd

Sue Eldred

Debbie Bankston


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GIVEAWAY:
The Release Party Facebook Live will take place at NOON Eastern on Thursday October 1st
Comment on the Facebook Live Release Party at to be entered to win the new Teacup die.
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Comment on the Blog Hop under each designer to be entered to win the Post Box die.
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Random winners will be picked and announced on
Tuesday's Facebook Live!

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Halloween Mini Album with Rinea Ghost Ink 2.0!

New product alert!  (new to me!)  Ghost Ink 2.0 is a really cool product that removes color from Rinea foiled paper.  I think the perfect way to show you how to use Ghost Ink 2.0 is to make a Halloween mini album! 

Time to play...

Disclosure:  I receive compensation in the form of free product and/or pay from companies and manufacturers in return for creating projects showcasing those products.  While the content of my blog is influenced by these products, my opinions regarding these products and projects are my own.

I used Eileen Hull's Tiny Book as a base for this project.  I adhered Rinea's Ebony/Gold Glossy foiled paper to the mat board with the Ebony side facing out.  After die cutting it, I selected a pretty detailed stamp for the cover...it is a cat shape that was made out of spooky halloween words.  I inked up the stamp with the Ghost Ink 2.0, waited about 10 seconds and then wiped the surface with a paper towel.

I have to say I was astounded!  It was my first time using the ink and it worked perfectly and the detail was amazing!


I used more Rinea foiled paper on the inside...check it out!  Peeking out of the top you can see some tags that I decorated with Turquoise/Gold Glossy foiled paper.

Inside the mini, each page is actually a pocket that holds a tag.  I die cut Marigold Starstruck paper... 


...to decorate one of those pockets with a word... 


...and a pull tab...

Check out the Jade Starstruck flag on the right page!

...and a flag!


A few more details with  a limited color palette!



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


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