Tuesday, November 24, 2020

A Domed Shaker Tree

I have been looking for a particular Sizzix product since last summer and finally found it on Scrapbook.com (the link is in the sidebar)!  I also used various products from Spellbinders and this Christmas card turned out fabulous!

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I didn't find any directions on the use of the dome but after opening the packages it wasn't hard to figure out. In fact, I'm seriously thinking of making tomorrow's video on using these cool products! And there's more than just tree domes & coordinating dies! I added some of FSJ's beautiful Pretty Flakes Accents (no longer available) for bling since I had some of the smaller ones left over from last Friday's class. And I used my Stardust Clear Gel pen on the sentiment (Spellbinders' To You and Yours clear stamp set).

The sequins came with the domes and there were 3 in the pack. I probably won't use Fun Stampers Journey's Holly Jolly Prints again as the paper's sheen was causing a tiny issue with the dome sticking. But, so far so good!

Here you can see the dome. It's about 1/2" tall so you would need to add this card to a package and wrap very carefully! Wouldn't want those sequins every where (but then they would make the goodies in the package blingy....)!

Have you used these cool domes yet?
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Be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.  Matthew 24:4

Monday, November 23, 2020

Pink, as in Flamingo

I am so looking forward to the Fabulous Flocking Flamingo Extravaganza in February (yeah, say that fast 3 times...). This is a scrapbooking crop in Mesa, AZ and I'm going with another Carol.  We're known as Carol Squared or Carol Ditto. There's a bunch of other gals from the Tucson area going so I try to make little goodies to give to them. I recently purchased a fun die set from Sizzix to decorate little pink tubs I got at a big box craft store.

I purchased this die set before I became an affiliate with Scrapbook.com and I wished I would have waited. They have so much more cool flamingo stuff and Sizzix keeps dropping my affiliate link.  I have dropped my affiliation with Sizzix.

First I thought to just make the Flamingo and adhere it to the tub. I

Then I thought.... this won't hold up. I better come up with something else.

I think the flamingo on a die cut rectangle splattered with Fun Stampers Journey's Bubble Gum Silk. I just laid this one in the tub for the photo. I think this will be much better.

Here's a closer look at the little guy. Not a lot of layers but a bunch of itty bitty pieces! Thank goodness for a glue pen!

I think the gals will enjoy these, do you?

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He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.  Proverbs 21:21

Friday, November 20, 2020

Sleigh Bells Ring.... Are You Listening?

 Last Saturday I gave a peek on my FB page, Stampin Carol - Lots of Crafty Goodness, and Instagram of a 3D Home Decor Christmas project I was working on.  It turned out fabulous and today I'll share it with you!

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This is made using Spellbinders November APG Monthly Kit (Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken). Oh my gosh but is it gorgeous!!!

This is the photo I shared last week. Doesn't give much info except it has various shades of poinsettias and some pine boughs. I used mini brads from my stash to assemble the flowers Are you ready??

You may have to click on the photo to get a closer look but it is amazing!  I really should have watched the video on it by Spellbinders (dated Nov. 1 on YouTube) as I didn't add the flourishes but it still is amazing.  It doesn't fold so I will have to find a small box to store it after Christmas.

This is the front view. The yellow thing is supposed to be a Christmas gift.  You can see all the layers of the flowers. It is glued to the piece that supports the flowers to hide it. Same with the next photo.

And the back view. Again, the red item is supposed to be a Christmas gift.  I cut my mirror silver paper with 2 sides going one way and 2 sides going the other way then adhered so I had each side double sided. Does that make sense? 

Here's a closer look at the side. I think the flourishes would have added and I can still die cut and adhere them at any time. I love turquoise and so I used Turbo Teal for the fancy side.  All card stocks are from Fun Stampers Journey.

I think I'll make another using deep red and mirror gold card stocks. What do you think?

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It is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.  Philippians 2:13

Thursday, November 19, 2020

We're Glimmering!

Yesterday I made my weekly FaceBook Live video. I showed the making of a card using Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System but sadly.... the glimmer plate set I used is no longer available. Bummer.

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I got this glimmer plate set called Ornament a year ago.. It consists of a beautiful Christmas ornament and 2 phrases and 6 dies.

Isn't this gorgeous!  

I used my Mono Sand eraser (from Amazon) to remove foil where it didn't belong.  You can see some along the bottom of the Christmas and I did get most of it off after seeing this photo.

I love the little white poinsettia.  I decided to use pink for the bigger foliage pieces since I used a red base. 

My video is now on YouTube dated yesterday. The link to all my videos is in the sidebar.

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He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.  Psalm 121:3