Thoughtful Branches – Crazy Crafters Blog Hop

CCBH Thoughtful BranchesHi and welcome! The Crazy Crafters Team has a very special blog hop for you today. We are showcasing the brand new BEAUTIFUL Thoughtful Branches bundle. When you see the gorgeous creations we have for you tonight, I know you’ll want to buy your own, but don’t hang about because it’s only available until August 31, and only while stocks last.


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Even though there are 23 stamps and 9 dies in this bundle, I wanted to show you that you can make a gorgeous card with only one or two elements.


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I used the tree die and cut it out of white vellum, and then used this as a stencil. I stamped two birds and die cut these and added the beautiful sentiment you can see on the card front.



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For the inside, I stamped a complementary sentiment, cut two more birds and attached these to the vellum piece I used as a stencil (I love this – no waste!). I punched one of the tiny hearts using the Confetti Hearts Border punch and adhered this to one of the birds. Here’s a close-up.


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If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it. You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.


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Up next on the blog hop is the amazing Kylie Bertucci. To visit Kylie’s blog, click on her name in the list below.



Did you earn Bonus Days Coupons in July? It’s time to redeem! Make sure you get your order in before your coupons expire on August 31st.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’d love it if you’d pin my card and leave a comment.

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Aug 2016

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Crazy Crafters’ August Blog Hop with Special Guest Tami White

 

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It’s time for another Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop, and this month we are all excited to have Tami White as our special guest.  Tami has inspired and entertained legions of crafters the world over, and we are all getting to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) one of her projects.  Woo hoo!  If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know Tami, make sure you check out her blog by clicking on her image below.  It will take you to the post about the card I am CASEing.

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You may be starting here on my blog – Gail Davidson, or you may have come from the person previous to me – Bruno Bertucci.  To continue on the hop, click on the next person in the list – the lovely Vicki Hunter – at the end of this post to make sure you don’t miss all the other amazing Crazy Crafters’ projects and of course our fabulous special guest Tami White’s project too!

And here’s Tami’s card that inspired me:


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The layout of this card is what first caught my eye, with the strip of Gold Foil behind the main image, and anyone who knows me knows that I just love emboss resist.  It’s so cool, isn’t it?  And I loved the way Tami used a coloured image of the starfish to complement the white ones in the background.

I had a hard time deciding which stamp set to use because there are just so many gorgeous ones in the Annual Catalogue this year.  Oh my gosh!  But I  finally decided on the beautiful Artistically Asian set.  This is the first time I have had a play with it and I can definitely see many more cards and projects being created with this set.  Love, love, love!!


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So here’s my card.  I wanted the focal image to shine, so I used Kraft cardstock as well as muted and natural tones so that the gorgeous bamboo image would pop.  To add to the delicacy of the style I took a deep breath and my paper snips and fussy cut the image out, but it was totally worth it (and I don’t mind a bit of fussy cutting).  What do you think?


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I love how subtle the friendship symbol looks stamped in VersaMark down the left-hand side, and the Pink Pirouette sponging adds to the delicate feel of this card too.  The sentiment was heat embossed and cropped using the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies.  A sprinkling of black and clear sequins completes the project.

If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it.  You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.


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Thanks for stopping by today.  I’d love it if you’d pin my card and leave a comment.

 

 

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I would love to earn your business and be your demonstrator.  By using the Host Code MWTRD942 you will be supporting me and you’ll receive a gift when you place an order.  If your order is $250 or more, please don’t use the code as you become the Host and are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.

You Amaze Me Shaker Card & Crazy Crafters Blog Hop With Dena Rekow

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper Dena Rekow! This month we are excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) a project that has been created by Dena.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Gail Davidson, or may have come from the person previous to me.  Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.  We are thrilled that Dena said yes to playing along with the Crazy Crafters this month.  Thank you Dena!  I have created a shaker card for the hop today.  I hope you like it.

I chose to CASE this card of Dena’s:

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I love Dena’s cut away card and the use of washi tape underneath.  I chose to do something similar, except I added a shaker element instead of the washi tape.


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I chose Mint Macaron for my card base ‘cos I just love it!  And I paired it with Basic Black for a bold contrast.  I used Metallics Sequin Assortment and also placed a few Mint Macaron enamel dots in the shaker section as well as on the card front.


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The “you” from the Hello You Thinlits was cut in Mint Macaron and adhered to the top of the card front, and the sentiment from Crazy About You Stamp Set was white heat embossed under the shaker panel.

Tip:  If you are using photopolymer stamps, you can bend them into a curved shape to add interest.

I used the brand new Foam Adhesive Strips (coming out in the new catalogue) to adhere the shaker components and the card front to the card http://www.honeytraveler.com/buy-antibiotics/ base.  It was so easy to apply to the wavy edges of the cardstock.  I think I’ll be making a lot more shaker cards with this fantastic new product!

If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it.  You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.


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Here’s a picture showing the products used.  Feel free to download and share it.


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I’m holding the last of my sneak peeks from the new catalogue over until the next post, so stay tuned for that.

You can make this card.  To purchase the supplies you need just click on any image from the Product List below to shop in my online store.  Remember to enter the current Host Code BAQND3W3 if your order is less than $250.  And don’t forget NOW is a fantastic time to join – get $235 of product for only $169, free shipping, AND you can include products from the new catalogue in your fully customisable starter kit!  How awesome is that?!  For more information on Stampin’ Up!’s best special offer, click here.

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I love hearing from you, so if you have any thoughts about today’s post please leave me a comment.  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

XOXO Gail

 

 

 

 

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Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Dawn Griffith

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper Dawn Griffith! This month we are excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by Dawn.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Gail Davidson, or may have come from the person previous to me.  Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.  We are thrilled that Dawn said yes to playing along with the Crazy Crafters this month.

I have followed Dawn’s blog for a long time.  She joined Stampin’ Up! on 7 October 2003 and started her blog in 2006.  Her team is called the Glitter Queens.  For those of you who know of her, you’ll know how upbeat she is and how her enthusiasm shines through in every blog post and every video.  You would probably also know too, that Dawn loves unusual cards, the colour purple (her fave is Wisteria Wonder) and ….. GLITTER!  Lots.and.lots.of.glitter.

With that being said I chose to CASE this card from Dawn (from her blog post on 18 May 2012) – the Double Peek-a-Boo card.  When the card is closed there are two images in circles on the front, but when you open it, the magic happens!  A slider panel inside the card moves across to reveal two more hidden images.  Here’s the link to Dawn’s blog post which also contains a video.  It’s one that I’ve made before, but I’m “Doin’ it like Dawn” today!  Dawn, I hope you like it!

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And here’s my card:


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I’ve kept Dawn’s basic design but added a couple of tweaks – and LOTS of bling and glitter!  To stop the narrow internal slider panel from catching on the images that show through on the front of the card, I added two panels of Window Sheet to the two back panels (so that the slider panel is sandwiched between them).  I also added a 1″ strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to the back of the slider panel to give added detail and finishing to the card’s appearance from the back.

For the card front I stamped the gorgeous flourish image from the First Sight Stamp Set in Versamark, sprinkled with Heat & Stick, heat set, sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and heat set again.  I think I got more glitter on myself, my work surface and just about everywhere else than I did on the card, but the results are stunning!  Believe me, photographs do not do it justice!


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The inside was stamped with the same image just using Versamark ink to give a tone-on-tone look, and then given the glitter treatment with Clear Wink of Stella here and there.

The small floral image is from the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set and coloured with markers in Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant and Pear Pizzazz.  It so adorable!  The sentiments, stamped in Perfect Plum, come from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set (yes, it’s been around since 2012 cos it’s an awesome set!).


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The white circles around the images were punched using the 1 3/8″ and 2″ Circle punches, and I used the Updated Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce the decorative holes.  These were then smothered in Clear Wink of Stella and adhered over the front and inside images.

The final adornment was a double serving of 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon in Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White, and, I couldn’t resist – a large Iced Rhinestone!

As I held the finished card in my hand, I smiled to myself as I heard Dawn say “Oh, my gosh!  It’s so cuuuuuute!!!”  Thanks Dawn for entertaining and inspiring so many of us over the years!

If you love these colours as much as Dawn, please feel free to save this colour snapshot.


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And if you like to keep all your information in one place, you can pin this picture which includes the products used on today’s project:


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I love hearing from you.  If you have any thoughts about today’s post please leave me a comment below.  As always, you can purchase supplies to make today’s project from the supply list below.  Please use the Host Code during checkout to receive a thank you gift from me (unless your order is over $250 then you become the host and receive Stampin’ Rewards).  Have a fabulous day!

XOXO Gail