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Each designer's blog will have a $25 gift certificate
to give away for the event. The more you comment
through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!
All comments for both of the event days will be open
until Thursday September 5th at midnight CT.
All winners will be announced on Friday September 6th.
All of the new dies are available now!
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AND...YES, the 25% off store-wide sale also applies to
all of the items you order from this release,
through September 2nd, as well!
Now, on to my three projects for today.
I have a card, and a pencil box and covered note pad.
Full directions for each are written individually below.
Project 1: Black-Eyed Susan fall card
Impression Obsession dies/stamps links:
Black-Eyed Susan DIE851-ZZ
Wacky Stitched Circles DIE837-YY
Every Season D20355 (stamp inside)
I'm over-the-top excited about this die set! I love black-eyed susans, and the way these dies fit together to create the detail on the finished flowers. My head is swimming with ideas on different ways to use these flowers!
I started with a white A2 card, and added a black die cut circle from the Wacky Stitched Circles die set. I cut a strip of black and white patterned paper at a diagonal, and added that strip along the left edge.
I die-cut the flowers in the Black Eyed Susan die set from white card stock. I used Copic markers to color the petals and leaves, and the detail parts. Once I had them all colored, I assembled the flowers. I wanted the colors to be strong and vibrant against the black, so I went with bright yellows, oranges, reds, and greens.
I added the flowers to the card front, along the left edge of the black circle. I die-cut the word Fall, from the Seasons die set, in white card stock. I added the die cut word to the design. A couple of liquid enamel dots add the finishing embellishment touch.
I used the negative portions of the flowers to sponge distress ink through, then added a soft background by brushing the inks onto the background. I stamped the Every Season verse, then added white die cut layered flowers.
Projects 2 & 3: Pencil Box and Covered Note Pad
Pencil Favor Box DIE867-UU
Stitch Tag DIE874-Y
Alphabet Plain UC DIE158-H
I used some coordinating double sided patterned paper card stock to die cut the Pencil Favor Box and the panel for the case front. This way, the pieces coordinate from the front and back. For example, the inside of the pencil case, and the inside cover of the note pad cover match and coordinate with the rest of the projects. I assembled the case. The scores appear in the die cut, which makes it easy to fold and assemble. For the front panel, I cut two patterns, and used one on top and one on bottom, with a strip of paper between them wrapped around the box. A flower embellishment and pearl finish off the box.
I used colored pencils in my box. You could use plain pencils in a coordinating color, or you can cover pencils with a strip of coordinating paper wrapped around and secured.
For the note pad, I used a 4 1/2" x 3" note pad, and made a cover for it. There is no pattern for this cover, I just cut a piece of patterned paper 6"x 3 1/8". I laid the note pad onto this paper, with the back side up, and scored it along the top of the pad in front and back. I wrapped the paper around to the back of the pad, and glued the 2" bit to the cardboard backing. I cut another piece of pp t 6 x 3 1/8" and adhered that over the back cardboard, covering up the 2" piece hanging over.
I cut pieces from the Stitch Tag Die set and added them to the front. For the word NOTES, I die cut letters from the Alphabet Plain Upper Case die set, and added them to the banner across the tag.
I hope you are inspired by my projects today. I tried to make a video, and quickly determined there are a couple of items I need before I continue. I will try taking sequential pictures of my process for the note pad cover. I will update this post with them when I am finished. Let me know if you are interested, and I will let you know when that happens.
Now, hop on over to Susan Wymer's blog for her amazing projects. Here are links to the other designer's blogs:
Lynda Pleckan You are HERE
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I appreciate your visits and your encouraging comments.