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Honeysuckle Collection

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This week’s card is bright and cheery, and is sure to brighten anyone’s day. I’m showcasing the Honeysuckle collection from Hot Off The Press today, including a double-sided paper pack, papier tole, scrapbooking Dazzles, Embellies, and more! Whew. That’s a lot to use on one card, but I think it turned out well. Everything was glued down with the fabulous photo glue stick (except things attached with foam tape). I matted things on black cardstock to break up the patterns and give more definition to the elements on the card. I hope you like it! The fabulous thing about this week’s bundle is that it is chock full of stuff you will love (if you love Honeysuckle!) and you can make so many more projects with it–way more than just this card! I hope you check it out, and, as always, enjoy!

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Pop-Up Slider Card Template

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This week’s card has a wintery yet cozy theme. The special thing about it is the pop-up slider mechanism, which I explain how to create in the video. Don’t worry, the template also has all the instructions you need! Just be sure to follow them carefully. If you are more of a hands-on visual learner, then just follow along as I take you through it. This pop-up slider card is sure to delight any of your friends, especially with the cozy Winter Flannel papers, cute small stamps, and White Jewel Dazzles!

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Winter Wishes Artful Card Kit

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Today’s card is wintery and whimsical! It is a shutter card, similar to the one I did with the Honeysuckle ACK on August 24th. I like the fun colors of the Winter Wishes Artful Card Kit, but my favorite parts are the adorable animal characters! The penguin, polar bear, and little bird die cuts are to die for! (pun intended). I also use one of my favorite and most versatile items to add sparkle and shine: Stickles! Here I use Diamond Ice Stickles, which comes in a bigger bottle and has a thicker tip which operates so smoothly. Just make sure to let it dry overnight, since it comes out thick. I even checked it after about 3+ hours and it still wasn’t dry…so be patient and let it sit while you sleep. (This may have something to do with the fact that this video was posted Tuesday instead of Monday…maybe.) :) Whether or not you’re in cold weather, I hope this card will cheer you up and inspire your creativity!

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Unforgettable Papers, Die-Cuts & Stamps

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Unforgettable Card 4

Unforgettable Card 5

UPDATE 9-12-14: The bundle is finally here!

Sorry for the delay! This week’s project is a pretty, simple, and elegant card. It features several items from the lovely Unforgettable collection, including papers, die-cuts, and stamps. I also jazzed it up just a bit with Pink Flower Jewel Dazzles–they go a long way!

P.S. I’m busy working on another Week of Webisodes! I’ll keep you updated on that. (That’s my excuse for posting late) :)

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Christmas Cheer Papers & Naughty & Nice Stamps

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Today’s card is a Christmas card! I know Christmas isn’t for another 3 months, but I just couldn’t wait. In this episode I showcase some of the hottest new holiday items from Hot Off The Press: Christmas Cheer Paper Pack (awesome chalkboard designs), Naughty & Nice Stamp Set (for all those “naughty” ones on your list!), and Joyous Greetings Papier Tole (also in the elegant chalkboard realm). I also use some little essentials to add a little “pop”–Zing Red Glitter embossing powder, Silver Holographic Ripple Paper, and the sheer ribbon is from the Lace Ribbon Set (although you could use practically any red ribbon). It’s getting just a touch cooler here in Oregon; I feel fall coming on…and making Christmas cards is a great way to celebrate! Oh, and a large mug of hot spiced apple cider, of course!

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Honeysuckle Artful Card Kit

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This week I have a fun and fanciful birthday card. I love the Honeysuckle Artful Card Kit, especially the contrast of the bright pink and green with red, black, and gray. The patterned papers are gorgeous. I also am using some very versatile Tiny Words & Phrases Dazzles, Honeysuckle ribbons, and the blank shutter card. That’s right, you don’t have to meticulously cut and score your own cardstock to get this great look! Hot Off The Press offers them in a pack of five, with five matching envelopes. They are really great to create a unique look for your cards. Enjoy this week’s project!

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Cake, Candle & Flower Cutting Die

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Today’s post is a very detailed wedding card! The cake is fanciful, but the background shines with sparkly Tiny Flower Dazzles! Even though this card is a bit tedious to make, you are sure to wow anyone who receives it! Also, you can make a modified version by just placing rows of flower Dazzles at the top and bottom instead of covering the whole background. One tip for get out those stubborn innies of your die cut shapes: Run the die through with wax paper as the layer closest to the die, then whatever paper/cardstock you want to cut. This “waxes up” the die and die blades so that the paper or cardstock falls out really easily. It lasts for several uses after using the wax paper. Also, I use a craft pick (basically a retractable needle tool) to poke out the small innies from the die. When lifting and placing all the Dazzles, I always use my X-acto knife to place them exactly where I want them. I had fun creating this card, and I hope you do too! Cheers!

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Heat Resistant Acetate & Kindred Spirits Stamps

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Hi everyone! So I am now back in Oregon! Thank you so much for your loyalty and patience. And now (finally) a new video! This week I show you a great new product: Heat Resistant Acetate, offered exclusively by Hot Off The Press! (Don’t forget the great deal on the bundle this week!) I also bring in one of my favorite Color Me papers, from the “Double Dipped” set (they are called Double Dipped because they have both black and white designs on them, with the white being raised and embossed). This card also uses some very pretty, sparkly WOW Embossing Powders: Pink Fizz & Totally Teal. These are super pretty on the background of deep pink & teal (Dark Peony and Arctic Deep Chalk ink pads). Let me know what you think!

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Almost there

So we’re still concentrating on the move back to the Pacific Northwest, but I met with Hot Off The Press headquarters today, and I’m set to start off next week with a new blog video! See you all then! :)

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Moving

Hi all,
Sorry no video this week but I have a really great excuse…I’m moving back to Oregon! Yes, it is a bit sudden, but my husband got a job and we’ve been thinking about since we moved to FL. I’m excited to be back, but the packing, shipping, moving, etc. will put a hold on the blog until I can get organized over here! I’m thinking next week hopefully I’ll have something up, but if not I will keep you posted! Thank you all for being such positive, great blog followers!

:)
Ann

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