Monday, July 17, 2017

Spellbloggers Summer Blog Hop Giveaway (presented by Spellbinders)



Spellblogger Giveaway Hop

  I'm Jennifer Snyder, one of the Spellbloggers for Spellbinders.  
Welcome to my blog and to our Spellblogger Hop.  
(Starts July 17 at 12:00 am MST and will end on July 18 at 11:59 pm MST)



When I was a child, the best summer vacations were the ones where we went to the ocean for a chance to hunt for shells, play in the warm sand, then cool off in the water.   I don't live near an ocean so those vacations were cherished.  I think it's part of why I love all things nautical and beachy.  It brings me back to those simple, peaceful times.  Ahhhh, those summer days seemed endless.  

Spellbinders wants your fun times to be endless as well. 
They are giving away three  Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machines  to celebrate our Spellbloggers Hop Giveaway Event.  


Scroll down through my blog and I'll tell you how you can qualify for a chance to win.  

 


Let me tell you a bit about my projects.  
I created two cards that  stem from those childhood summer days.  Both cards have the nautical or beachy feel to them.  

I used one of the gorgeous new releases from Spellbinders to create this card...


You might ask why I chose to use the delicate beautiful  Venise Lace Die  on a nautical beachy card. 
So very glad you asked.  
Let me show you why I think this is a perfect nautical die. 

The first thing I saw in this lovely die was the similarity to a photo I had taken several years ago of a shell with fishing net in the background.   The shapes of the die reminded me of that photo. 

Thus I was meant to use it as a nautical die...Actually what it means is there are multiple ways to use the Spellbinders dies.  It's all in the imagination.



I used the Shapeabilities  Isabella Frame Venice Lace by Becca Feeken die on this card paired with another recently released die that I simply adore: 









How do you earn chance to win? 
Complete the Spellbinders form below for a chance at one of the prizes, Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine .  You can enter multiple times by completing a form on each blog to earn additional chances to win.

Make sure you visit each of the blogs in the list below
All For the Memories
Scrap-Escape    ( You are here)


Spellbinders has so many new releases to check out!  You can  shop for Spellbinders here .  
Are you interested in finding out how you can become a Spellblogger?  Check out the details here


Spellbinders Products:
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Spellbinders Die D-Lites
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Isabella Frame Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken S5-310
Spellbinders Die-D-Lites Nautical Etched Dies - S2-226
Spellbinders Die-D-Lites Seahorse and Sand Dollar Etched Die -S1-015

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Maja Design Mood Board July and August


This is the July and August Mood Board.  I created this card using the Sofiero collection from Maja Design.

The Mood Board is a monthly challenge that can be approached in so many ways.  You can use the colors as inspiration; the words, the images, or the sentiment  from the Mood Board collage.  
I picked the colors and the beautiful summer feel for my card.  

If you would like to play along with the Mood Board, you can find the rules right here.  

The Sofiero collection has a gorgeous vintage ephemera sheet which I used as the focal feature of the card.

My embellishment choices were kept delicate and soft as well in keeping with the feminine look of the rose ephemera card.  I added some lace trim, some Petaloo flowers and Martha Stewart's Medium Branch Punch .  This punch is always great to add as fillers to fill out any floral cluster.    

The feminine and frilly trim I used was from Prima - Memory Hardware - Grande Rosette Trim 

The flowers are:


These are the papers I selected for this card: 
Maja Design Sofiero Collection; Ephemera A & B sides of paper, Exuberance of Flowers in Bloom






I do hope you have some time to play along and create a piece to enter in the Maja Design Mood Board challenge.   Submit your creation by August 24th.   There are no limits to what you can send in!
Good luck. 



Products - Shop Here
Maja Design Sofiero 12x12 Ephemera A & B sides of paper, Exuberance of Flowers in Bloom
Prima Memory Hardware - Grande Rosette Trim -990466
Martha Stewart Medium Branch Punch
Petaloo Penny Lane Flowers - Mini Daisies in Antique Red
Petaloo Penny Lane Forget-me-nots in Antique Rose





Thursday, July 13, 2017

Denim Papers and Fun Border Dies


It's Spellblogger time and the perfect opportunity to showcase some spectacular products that go perfectly together; beautiful new papers by Maja Design and fun dramatic new dies from Spellbinders.  

I created my card with new scrumptious papers from Maja Design called, Denim & Friends and the coordinating set of solids called Maja Design - Monochrome Collection  Shades of Denim & Friends The dark blue denim has some amazing rich brown accents.  


The gorgeous border work is from Spellbinders ...Spellbinders Shapabilities - Swirled Strip Etched Die .  Very cool - I'm in love. 

I also used the Spellbinders Shapabilities - Heirloom Oval  die for the centerpiece medallion under the floral cluster.  That's a darling die as well. 


The papers I used on this card are:
 "Dark Blue " from the Monochrome Shades of Denim" 12x12 collection and  "Paisley" from "Denim & Friends".

Shopping Details
The new Maja Design paper collection is available from the stores in the Store Finder link found here.  

You can shop for all the gorgeous "must have" Spellbinders dies right here.  Shop for Spellbinders  ( make sure to grab the
Spellbinders Shapabilities - Swirled Strip Etched Die  because you'll just adore it.) 

Here is a photo of the finished piece.


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

DIY Denim Pocket Card with Easy Instructions



Coolest DIY Denim Ever Created with Spellbinders and Maja Design

Denim is in.  It's trendy, it's chic and now it's available in the form of beautiful papers by Maja Design.  It also looks darn adorable with die cuts from Spellbinders.  

I created an adorable pocket card to fit a tag or gift card with my two featured products from Spellbinders and Maja Design. 

If you scroll down the page, I have DIY instructions to show you how I crafted the pocket. 

I created my card with new scrumptious papers from Maja Design called, Denim & Friends and the coordinating set of solids called Maja Design - Monochrome Collection  Shades of Denim & Friends  .  This collection has something for everyone; masculine, feminine, playful, fun.  PLUS their new solid monochrome collection designed to accompany the Denim & Friends collection perfectly.

The monochrome papers do not have patterns but they have added richness in the design making them unlike solid cardstock.  

Introducing

These are the papers I used from the collection: 
(Stonewashed, Summershirt, Jeans & Tie, Paisley)
My DIY card is a sweet play on the denim theme - a pocket card with a frilly twist because jeans look great with lace.  Perfect for a gift card or tag.  Plus some DIY tips to show you how I made my easy pocket card. 

The pocket was made using this die from Spellbinders: (little side note:  I adore this die set and tend to grab this for many of my cards because of the classically clean lines and versatile shapes)

I  opted for crafting a coordinating tag for the card because I am obsessed with the "medallion" die that comes with the set. 

Here is a close up of the card with the tag tucked into the pocket.  


DIY Steps to Make a Pocket Card

Step 1.   Using the Spellbinders Card Creator Dies -A2 Divine Eloquence , cut the border frame.  Next add doodled stitches using a black fine tip pen. 


Step 2.  I used a die from Spellbinders (Spellbinders Card Creator Dies A2 Divine Eloquence)  and cut about 1/3 of the way down the die to create the base of my pocket.  
Step 3. After cutting the die to size, I backed the die cut with a piece of a piece of white cardstock for extra support and trimmed the white cardstock, leaving a small white edge around the die shape. 

The cardstock also helped accentuate the beautiful details of the delicate die and make them pop a bit more on the pocket.  I made sure the white cardstock was a bit longer at the top as well so I could add some embellishments as shown below in Step 4.

Step 4.  After backing with white cardstock in Step 3, I decorated the pocket by adding more doodled stitching, some lace trim and coordinating patterned paper from the new  Denim & Friends 12x12 collection.  

Step 5.   Making the Tag - I made a quick double sided tag using Spellbinders Card Creator Dies A2 Divine Eloquence .  
a.   Cut 2 dies.  
b.  Back both the die cuts with white cardstock.
c.  Glue some thin ribbon to the white side of one die (to use as a pull tab)
d.  Glue the dies together
e. Trim the cardstock to fit ( I left a thin white edge). 

Note:  I did add a piece of thin ribbon between the two dies before gluing the two died together.  By adding the ribbon before gluing, it helps make the tag look clean and polished.  

Step 6.   I wanted to pop the pocket off the page a bit with some foam tape so make the tag or a gift card tuck easily into the pocket.
  
In order to make sure my tag fit into the pocket, I flipped the pocket over and used the tag/die as a template to determine where I needed to place the foam so that the tag doesn't fall deep into the pocket.



Here is a photo of the finished piece.



Thanks for your time today.  I value your visit.  If you would like to be a Spellblogger, check out the details here: 

Shopping Details
The new Maja Design paper collection is shipping NOW! You can buy the papers from your favorite stores located in the Store Finder link here.  

You can shop for all the gorgeous "must have" Spellbinders dies right here.  Shop for Spellbinders 



Products Used:
Maja Design called, Denim & Friends (Stonewashed, Summershirt, Jeans & Tie, Paisley)
White cardstock
Gingham ribbon
thin black pen
lace 
blue gems