Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Through the year's end at Art 'n Soul --

All Christmas Stamps are 25% off!

All 12x12 papers are 35% off!

It just doesn't seem possible that Christmas was two days ago. Luckily, the season of celebration continues because it is my favorite time of the year. Tonight, the store staff is celebrating Christmas together and we're all excited that we are finally able to do something fun and every one of us will be a part of the festivity . . . indeed, a rare occasion.

If you haven't submitted your pre-order for the new Memory Box dies, please turn it in asap! We need to send the order before the end of the week! If you cannot remember what the assortment of 97 new dies includes, scroll back a few days on this blog. Better yet, the store has a printed version ready for you to browse through.

I love today's FB posting from Imagine Crafts . . .

"Went WAY out of the comfort zone today and learned how to do this cool and easy technique by our in house fabric guru Debi Naanes (and our Director of Sales) with All Purpose Inks with fabric... Me likey!!!"
by John Petersen

From the Spellbinders' blog, this beautiful card from Beate Johns.
Wonderful Life
by Beate Johns

"I love adding sparkle to my cards. I always need to have a few rhinestones on my cards, but lately I have been used a lot of glimmer paper as well. I just love how it sparkles. My best friend got married last weekend and this is the card I made for her and her new husband.
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Supplies:

  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine
  • S4-136 Classic Heart Spellbinders™ Nestabilities®
  • S4-137 Classic Scalloped Heart Spellbinders™ Nestabilities®
  • S5-128 Fancy Framed Tags Two Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities®
  • S5-144 Jewel Framed Sentiments Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities®
  • ES-005 Enchanted Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities®
Preferred Promotional Partners: 
  • Flourishes - Wedding Bliss
  • Want2Scrap - Finesse Silver Rhinestone Swirls, Sleek Strip Silver Rhinestones
Cross Promotional Partners:
  • May Arts Ribbon - Wavy Seamed Edge Ribbon
  • My Mind's Eye™ - Follow your Heart Be Happy patterned paper
  • Scor-Pal® - Scor-Mat, Scor-Tape
  • SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVE BY 3L™ - Foam Adhesive Squares
White and Gray cardstock, Silver Glimmer paper, button, silver cord, sewing maching, corner rounder

I started by cutting and embossing silver glimmer paper with the second largest Classic Scalloped Heart die, My Mind's Eye™ Be Happy patterned paper with the second largest Classic Heart die and white cardstock with an insert die from Fancy Framed Tags Two and a frame from Jewel Framed Sentiments.

Next I stamped and image from Flourishes Wedding Bliss in shimmery ink on white cardstock and cut it out. The image was adhered to the Jewel Sentiment frame with SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVE BY 3L™ Foam Adhesive Squares.

The edges of the patterned paper heart were sanded before it was stitched to the glimmer paper scalloped heart. The frame and image was adhered to the frame. 

A 3" x 5" piece of white cardstock was embossed with the Enchanted M-Bossabilities folder. The bottom corners were rounded before the layer was stitched to a slightly bigger gray piece of cardstock. May Arts Ribbon was wrapped around the layers and threaded through the frame. The hearts were adhered to the dry embossed layers. The ribbon was tied into a bow and topped with a button, tied on with silver cord. 

A sentiment from Wedding bliss was stamped in the same shimmery ink on the left hand side of the tag insert die cut. The right hand side was cut off and adhered to the bottom left hand side of the layers. Everything was then adhered to the card base, a 3 1/2" x 11" piece of white cardstock, folded in half with the bottom corners rounded.

Part of a rhinestone swirl on the heart and rhinestones on the upper right and lower left hand side finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this inspires you to create with your dies today! Have a wonderful day and weekend.

Hugs and smiles"

Merry 'After' Boxing Day . . . hope you had a good one!

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