Saturday, October 1, 2022

Quick Tips: Layering & Repurposing Diecut Tricks (Actually, Treats!)


Hello!  Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Well, it's Fall here in Central Ohio and my favorite season.  I'd love it more if it didn't mean Winter was right behind it.  Oh, the dread!!  But for now, I will enjoy all the things!

Last year I bought the Pumpkin Patch set (all materials linked below...AFIL, thank you!!) However, time got away from me and Halloween came and went.  I don't send many Halloween card, but they are fun to make!   Do you send them?

There is a tutorial link below with the details, but here are the projects finally complete.  I reimagined some dies to make other diecuts...can you tell where?



Here is the link to the quick tip tutorial:

Here are the supplies I used:

I will see you again soon!
Gale

Sunday, September 25, 2022

From Trash To Treasure!! Don't Throw Away Those Mistakes! SCWABNH September Challenge--Die-Lightful!

Hello!

There's still time to enter the "Stay Crafty With A Blog Named Hero's" September 2022 Die-Lightful Challenge for a chance to win two $50  shopping sprees to Hero Arts!  Just post your newly created project online using the hashtags #staycraftychallenge and #heroarts before 5 p.m. PT 10/05/2022 for a chance to win!

Here's some more inspiration!


The main components of this card were actually going in the trash because they weren't perfectly heat embossed (sometimes I get in a hurry and forget the anti-static powder or I missed inking a spot.:(

Well, sometimes you can make lemonade out of lemons...I usually at least try using the back unless it got inky or something.  I diecut the poinsettia out of scrap red card stock, some of which had the Holiday Foliage Bold stamp embossed in gold powder.  I also made a center with a tiny piece of gold mirror card stock.  I carefully tore a messed up Bold Script background (toward myself to get the blank edge--tear away from yourself if you want the opposite effect) at the top and bottom, then lightly lined with a gold marker (supplies linked below AFIL-Thank you!)

Next, I tore a scrap of the same color (but not necessarily the same shade) red card stock to layer the first piece on and tore it as well, also using the gold marker.

That's it, just added a stacked up Joy diecut and layered on an A2 horizontal card base.  Not hard and mostly made from scraps!

I hope you will follow me on my Youtube channel, Pinterest and IG accounts as I sometimes don't post the same content and you might miss something:)

Here are the supplies:

Take care until next time!
Gale