Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Baseball Birthday Box **Video** Xyron w/DCWV & Die~Namites Dies & Paper House

My nephew's 7th birthday party this year was a baseball theme, so instead of just a flat card to give him, I thought why not 3D card that could also be used as a centerpiece and then he could place it in his room!!  

Here is a How to Video do you can create you own box!!

I used the amazing DIY Project Stack Favor Boxes from DCWV along with Xyron, Die~Namites Dies, and Paper House to create this fun little box!!

 Here are some up close shots of this fun little box.

There are so many different ways to do a card, think out of the box (pun intended, hehe) and just have some fun!!

Supplies Used
Straws - Recollections
Punches - Marvy & Martha Stewart
Ink - Prima
Trimmer/Scissors - Fiskars
Diecut Machine - Provocraft


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Card **Die~Namites Dies w/Stick It**

Hello everyone, Erin Reed here! Welcome to our third day with this wonderful product promotion with Stick It and our Die~Namites Dies!

I wanted to create a beautiful card for my MIL for her birthday next month.  I went a different route and went for a flat square card, you do not open it up, but instead it acts like a post card.  Using the Die~Namites Dies and Stick It together is perfect, they work so well together!!  Stick It are the perfect adhesive sheets for die cuts and electronic cutting machines, they are created by Ken Oliver and they are available in two different sizes, 8"x12-1/4" and 8"6-1/8"for different sized dies.  You can even double side them to you can glue glitter to the front!!

I cut out 2 Die~Namites Dies in "Happy Birthday" and "Heart Doily" to use with the Stick It sheets.

I only applied the Stick It adhesive to the back of the doily to glue it to the card, but I applied the Stick It to the front and back of the "Happy Birthday" so I could add glitter!!

First I cut apart a bit of the doily so you can see more when the paper on top is applied, just just makes the circle bigger.

I then applied the "Happy Birthday" to the mat and pulled off the top layer to expose the adhesive and add the glitter.

I did not have the perfect color of glitter for this project, so I mixed all thee colors until I got the color I wanted, a pretty peachy gold!!

Here is a video of how to apply the Stick It and the glitter from Stick It!!

Here are some close up pictures of the card.

Dies - Die~Namites Dies
Adhesive - Stick It

Cardstock - Bazzill
Patterned Paper - Kaisercraft
Pearls - Kaisercraft
Glitter - Prima & Martha Stewart
Ink - Prima

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Grateful **Video Tutorial** Xyron w/ MFT & CCB

A friend took some pictures of the kids and I in the spring of 2014.  While moving from one spot to another to get a different background for the pictures my little girl Catherine started to get cranky and did not want to walk (she was 18 months at time), so I picked her up and lifted her above my head to get her to smile and be happy again.  In that moment we got this cute shot of the two of us.  I did this to her all the time when she as little to get her out of her funks, and it is so fun to see this everyday activity of our captured in such a beautiful way!!

Here is a video of how I create this layout. 

I got to play with the amazing stencils and dies from My Favorite Things paired up with the wonderful Xyron products.  These two are a perfect match and all the dies you cut our work so wonderfully with the Xyron Creative Station to turn them into stickers for such easy application for intricate cut out shapes!!  Go check out their blog to see all their other yummy supplies, I want them all!!!

I used the "Polka Dot" Stencil, "Large Fancy Flourish", "Stichable Heart STAX", and "Words of Gratitude" dies from My Favorite Things.  They all added this amazing delicate touch to the page to help match the feeling of the pictures of my daughter and myself.

For all the larger sheets of paper and layers I Used the Xyron Mega Runner to glue everything together, but for all the die cut shapes, embellishments including twine, cardboard, tissuestock, thin flowers, burlap, bows, chipboard, and cut out papers I used the Xyron Creative Station with the 5" and 9" Permanent Refills.

I used the Gypsy Moments Collection for this layout.  Its elegance and beauty were perfect for this project, adding that feel of tenderness of the moment.  I also paired the collection with other 7 Gypsy, Canvas Home Basics, and Tattered Angels products to bring it all together.

Here are some up close pictures of the finished layout.  Can you find my mistake?   

If you have not found my mistake yet?  Let me give you some info first.  When I scrap it is small moments throughout a few days, mostly when my kids let me sit down and scrap.  I had the background page done for a whole day before I started to add the embellishments, and when I finally worked on it I did it upside down.  All the french script is upside down, oops!!  I really meant for the background page to be a 180 from what it is.  I did not even notice it until I started to edit the pictures for my blog post, and then ti was too late.  So there goes the old addage of there are not mistakes in scrapbooking, and really it still looks great!!

Supplies Used
Cardstock - Canvas Home Basics
Patterned Paper - 7 Gypsies
Twine/Burlap - Canavs Home Basics
Specialty Paper - Canvas Home Basics
Metal - 7 Gypsies
Stickers - 7 Gypsies
Paints/Mists - Tattered Angels
Dies - MFT
Stencil - MFT
Flowers - Prima
Punches - Martha Stewart
Tools - Prima & Provocraft & Fiskars
Ink - Prima
Liquid Glue - Beacon
Adhesive - Xyron

Monday, July 13, 2015

Create July Issue - LIVE!!

I am always in awe over the amazing projects that this magazine has, and it does not not hurt that I have ton in there as well!!  Over 275 pages stuffed full of ideas, inspiration, sketches, and tutorials for cards, layouts, tags, and off the page projects as well and the best part is it is FREE!!  Below is one of the projects I made for this issue, along with many others!!

Here is direct access to this wonderful magazine!!

Here is the list of the project I have in this issue.
Cute Little Man Layout  - Pg 22
All Awesome Boy Layout - Pg 68
Beat the Heat Layout - Pg 144
Enjoy Card - Pg 184
Purple Tag - Pg  188
Elegant Tissue Box - Pg 204
Live Love Lake Layout - Pg 226

Friday, July 10, 2015

Remember **Die~Namites & ScrapPlezier**

I wanted to create an elegant card for my mother's Birthday in august, I know thinking ahead, but at least it is done!!  I Also have my daughter's and MIL birthday all within 3 days of each other so I have to think ahead.  My mother loves beautiful elegant things, so this is right up her ally!!

I used the amazing Die~Namites Dies and Sketch as the jumping point for my card, and then adding is the wonderful supplies from ScrapPlezier and May Arts Ribbons to finish it all off.

I used the Butterfly Frame from Die~Namites Dies as the background of my card using the amazing July Sketch on the Die~Namites Dies blog.  Head on over to join the currently challenge and win some dies!!

Don't forget to head over to ScrapPlezier to see their latest challenges and inspiration and get some yummy supplies while you are at it!!

Here are some up close pictures and different angels of the card.


Supplies Used

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Live Love Lake **Video Tutorial** May Arts Ribbon & Paper House & Tattered Angels & Xyron

Last summer I went to Colorado and I took my boys to the lake to go fishing.  It was so peaceful and calming; tranquility comes to mind and that is the feel I went for in my layout.  This layout is a selfie of me in front of this amazing lake.

I used some of the Amazing products from May Arts Ribbons, Paper House, Tattered Angels, Prima and Xyron to create this layout.  Below are the specific products I used.

Check out my step by step video tutorial of how I made this layout with some great tips with close up pictures below!!


I always take pictures of other people and not myself, I am trying to get better about pictures of me too!!  Can't forget the mama!!

Supplies Used
Cardstock - Bazzill
Patterned Paper - Paper House
Stickers - Paper House
Rub-Ons - Paper House
Cork - Paper House
Canvas - Paper House
Ribbon/Trim - May Arts Ribbons
Medium - Prima
Ink - Prima
Mists - Tattered Angels
Stencil - TCW
Mica - Prima
Adhesive - Xyron & Beacon & Scotch

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