Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Papertrey Ink - November Release Countdown

Hi there! Papertrey Ink's November Release Countdown has started over on their blog. Check out the countdown posts here. You can get a look at all the projects from the design team using these new products ....which will be available for purchase at 10 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday the 17th.  

I'm very excited to share a card I made for this release using a super fun new die set called Gingerbread Camper.  

This card is A2 size and I used all the space to create a sweet holiday scene for my gingerbread camper. I kept the background simple with some ink blending and white paint splatters.  

I then started building my gingerbread camper scene. The die set has everything you need to customize the camper.  The only other dies I used not from this set were the trees, which come from another new set called Gingerbread House.  You might be surprised to know that I only used white and kraft card stock for this entire card.  There's so many little pieces in this set.  I thought it was easiest to die cut the gingerbread parts from kraft and everything else from white.  I simply used Copic markers to color the white pieces before assembling.   Using Copics I was able to add shading and stripes to some of pieces. 

You can add lots of little decorations to the camper with all the die cuts included in this set. Once I had the camper assembled and my scene completed, I used a white gel pen to some highlights and dot detail.  I also used Stickles Glitter to give the snow caps a glistening look.  I left some space above the camper to stamp a sentiment which comes from an older Papertrey Ink set - Merry Mug

That's all for today but I will have more to share using the Papertrey Ink November Release products. There will be an Instagram Hop on the 17th so be sure to follow me over on Instagram - @oneallgirlstudio.  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Spellbinders - Floral Reflection Release

Hello there! I have two cards to share today featuring new products from Spellbinders. The Floral Reflections Collection has some beautiful new dies and embossing folders.  I've created two very different cards using the new Tile Reflection 3D embossing folder for the background. 

For this first card, which is A2 size, I used the Tile Reflections Embossing Folder to emboss the pretty design onto some kraft card stock. I then used a white pigment ink pad to apply the ink direct to the paper. If you lightly brush the ink pad over top the embossed design, the ink will highlight the raised areas. I used one of the Essential Floral Reflection Etched dies to create a window in the center of my embossed panel. Next I filled the window with flower die cuts I created with the Sealed Wild Flower Etched dies

Here's the second card...  it is also an A2 size card design.  A CAS design, that's easy to mass produce and would make a great gift set of note cards.  

For this card I have again used the Tile Reflections Embossing Folder to create the background.   I then created a colorful focal point simply by layering the die cuts from the Essential Floral Reflection Etched set. I started with the largest and built the layers up by turning each layer 90 degrees. This was a quick and easy way to create a bright, bold, and impactful design. To complete this card I added a greeting in the center and some sequins for embellishment. Just a note is from the Smooth Lines Mix and Match Sentiments die set

Monday, November 7, 2022

Hello Bluebird - Merry Carolers Card

Hello there! We are in the home stretch to the holiday season. I’ve been busy making lots of Christmas cards so I think I’ll be well stocked when it comes time to send them out in a few weeks. 

The card I’m sharing today is a little more on the simple side (simple by my standards, lol). I created a small wintery scene with the sweet images from the Merry Carolers stamp set. Just FYI… anything in blue letters is a link you can click on to see the product.

I started with a white A2 card base to which I added a plaid panel. This panel was created with one of Hello Bluebird’s popular background stamps called Cozy Plaid.  I then used one of the Nesting Oval dies to create a base for my little scene. The oval was die cut from some light pink card stock. I darkened the top half of the oval with a blending brush and some Saltwater Taffy Distress Ink. I then added a snowy hill to the bottom half of the oval.

Next I stamped out three of the cute characters and the light post from Merry Carolers. I used Copic markers to color them …the colors I used will be listed below. 

Once I had the images arranged how I wanted, I splattered the entire scene, including the images, with white paint to give it a very snowy look. I then stamped “let it snow” three times just to the right of the lamp post. I adhered the completed scene to the card front with some foam tape to pop it up a bit. Lastly I added some die cut snowflakes

  • Reindeer fur – E41, E42, E44
  • Bunny fur – E30, E31, E33
  • Mouse fur – T0, T2, T4
  • Pink areas – R00, R20, R21, R22
  • Blue areas – BG72, BG75
  • Green areas – YG11, YG05, YG09
  • Black – N2, N4, N6
  • Red – R22, R24
  • Shading for white areas – W1, W3

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Pixi Dust Designs - Mug Add On

The newest release from Pixi Dust Designs is now available.  In addition to all the new mug die sets there will be a Mug Add On set available that is used to make any of the mugs into little treat boxes.  I have posted a short reel over on my Instagram account showing how it's assembled.  

Use this link to watch the reel.  

Below are two of the samples I made. 

Above is the Gingerbread Man Mug 
and below is the Gingerbread House Mug. With both I have used the Mug Add On to make them into little treat boxes.  All you need to do is die cut a back piece and adhere to one side of the box.  I did not decorate or embellish the back side but you certainly could.  Add the decorative front piece to the other side.  The box part measures about 2x2 inches.  You can fill with small candies or drop in a gift card.  

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Pixi Dust Designs - November Release

Hello there! I'm thrilled to be sharing some very fun projects I've made using brand new die sets from Pixi Dust Designs. These sets will be available to purchase Friday November 4th in the Pixi Dust Designs shop

All of my projects feature die cut holiday mugs... a gnome, some gingerbread, and Mrs. Claus.  I just adore these new mug designs!  They are so fun to make and can be used for tags, cards, and treat boxes.  These sets come with everything you need to customize the mugs.  There are easy ways to make each mug special and unique which I will go into more detail below each photo. 

First up is a 5x7 card featuring the Gingerbread Man/Girl Mugs.  

Here's some of the things I did to make these sweet Gingerbread mugs a little extra special.  I die cut the main mug shape from some kraft card stock and then added white and brown splatters for a speckled look. I used white glitter card stock for the whipped cream topper, and icing detail for some fun sparkle. I added Glossy Accents to the noses and candy canes. 

Next up is a mini slimline card featuring the Christmas Gnome Mug.  

I wanted lots of detail on the gnome so after I assembled him, I used Copic markers to add shading to the hat, nose, and whipped cream.  I also added lots of definition to the beard with grey Copics - N0, N2, and N4.  I used Glossy Accents on the candies to make to give them a nice shiny finish. 

My last project to share today is a tag featuring the Mrs. Claus Mug.  

I have again used Copic markers to add shading and details like rosy cheeks and definition to her hair.  I applied some Stickles Glitter to the hat and whipped cream for a little magical sparkle.  I added Glossy Accents to her glasses where the lenses would be.  The spoon was die cut from silver metallic card stock to give a very realistic look.  

That's it from me today. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask in the comments. Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

Papertrey Ink - November Release Countdown

Hi there! Papertrey Ink's November Release Countdown has started over on their blog. Check out the countdown posts here . You can get a ...