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Shimmer Sheetz Sunday: Nine-Patch Cards

July 16, 2017

Nine-Patch Cards: Shimmer Sheetz Plus!
By Judi Kauffman

Just like nine-patch quilt blocks, nine-patch cards are a great way to use up scraps. In this case, it’s one-inch squares cut from alcohol ink-altered Shimmer Sheetz, embossed and embossed and sanded Shimmer Sheetz, and pieces of hand-painted and ink-altered paper and cardstock, set atop squares of solid color and patterned cardstock.

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Shimmer Sheetz Sunday: Cherish Forever

July 2, 2017

 

Cherish Forever
By Judi Kauffman

Here’s an oversized and over-the-top card to make for a wedding or anniversary. There is one common element – paisley patterns. The die, the embossing folders, and the patterned cardstock all have the same theme, but each is at a different scale to keep it interesting! Light bounces off the Pink and Black Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz and Pink/Silver Glitter Dots peel-offs, and the variety of textures provided by layering and embossing tie it all together. 

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Live! – A Get Well Wish for D.S.

July 1, 2017

By Judi Kauffman

Back in April, I designed a project that I dubbed ‘Celebration Ribbons’ – three oversized award-style ribbons that said Live, Laugh, and Love. I’m revisiting the concept, but with a more serious purpose. I’ve made this ribbon for a friend who has just had surgery for a bleed deep within her brain. I’m saying an emphatic ‘Live!’ and this time it’s a get well wish, sent with many prayers.

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Dancing Dragonflies

June 19, 2017

 

 

In nature, dragonflies seem to be in constant motion with light reflecting off their wings and their splendid colors on full display. I thought it would be fun to capture this feeling using Shimmer Sheetz and the new ModaScrap Dragonfly die set – dragonflies dancing along a length of fine metallic braid, each one perched on the flat side of a half-inch marble accent (half marbles, sold by the bag and found in the floral décor aisle).

I chose Turquoise Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz, but there are many other colors that look like dragonflies, especially Gemstone and Iridescent. My favorites are on the supply list.

The weight of the marble accents keeps the strand straight when it’s hanging. They reflect the light and refract the colors while the dragonflies dance and spin when there is movement in the air.

Integral to the success of the project is Tombow Xtreme Tabs (they used to be called Power Tabs). They are ideal for glass and other non-porous surfaces like Shimmer Sheetz, and they hold up to 6.5 ounces, nearly half a pound – more than four times the weight of my project!

Good news: Shimmer Sheetz, Xtreme Tabs and Kreinik Metallic Braid are all waterproof so you can display Dancing Dragonflies outdoors or hang them on an indoor plant that will be watered.

Safety first: This project is decorative only, NOT A TOY OR A MOBILE FOR A BABY’S ROOM! Be sure to keep it away from infants, small children and pets!

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Be You – Combining Die Cuts and Stencil

June 17, 2017

 

 

Hello, it’s Diana and I’m here  to share my love of butterflies with you.  I never seem to tire of adding butterflies to my cards and fortunately, there are lots of butterfly items to play with from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Today I combined A Way with Words die cuts, stencils, and a new (to me and maybe to you!) technique with liquid pearls.  Instead of using embossing paste or distress inks (my go-to items with stencils) I tested some liquid pearls and they work great!  Paired with the incomparable Shimmer Sheetz and you have a very bright and sparkly card.

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Romantic Corner Cone

June 4, 2017
Romantic Corner Cone By Judi Kauffman

By Judi Kauffman

The new ModaScrap Romantic Corner 2-die set is so elegant and there are so many ways to use it!

I designed a cone that’s just right for a mini teddy bear, two or three wrapped bonbons, a piece of jewelry, some dried flowers, or a bouquet made with Susan’s Garden flower dies. The back is flat so it can hang against a wall or sit atop a plate at a bridal shower or anniversary party.

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Fluttering By to my Sweet Friend

May 27, 2017
Sweet Friend by Diana Nguyen

Hello, sweet readers!  Diana here again to share a clean and simple card that is perfect for any occasion.  The front is a simple greeting to a sweet friend – inside you could write Happy Birthday, Hello, Thank you, or just a note of friendship.  Read on to see how I made this card.  Though clean in design, a lot of interest is added by use of a veritable rainbow of colors, along with gold and some sparkly rhinestones.

 

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Pocket Cards with Shimmer Sheetz Lining

May 21, 2017
Pocket Cards with Shimmer Sheetz Lining By Judi Kauffman

by Judi Kauffman

I love making pocket cards. They’re easy, but impressive, the kind of card that announces ‘you’re worth the effort’! This time I designed a trio, working in an assembly-line fashion – all die cutting first, then all assembly. Using the same color palette throughout made it easy to coordinate all of the elements: bright yellow cardstock for the lacy portion of the pocket, a mix of red, burgundy, teal, and orange cardstock for the rest of the layers and some of the die cuts, Shimmer Sheetz for everything else.

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Celebration and Award Ribbons

April 29, 2017
Celebration and Award Ribbons by Judi

By Judi Kauffman

Our dog was a champion before she retired and came to live with us. Her ribbons were fabulous – a pleated rosette around a big padded circle with gold printing at the top, long tails cascading below. They serve as an inspiration for today’s project: Ribbons to make for friends to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion or give as an award to someone who has triumphed over illness or adversity.

I chose Live, Laugh, and Love – A Way With Words dies that are longtime favorites. ‘Live’ goes to the friend who is five-years cancer-free. ‘Laugh’ goes to the friend who brings smiles no matter what is going on. ‘Love’ goes to my husband.

But you don’t have to choose the same dies or sentiments! It’s very easy to customize this project.

Decide what you want to say and size the circles and fishtail ribbons accordingly. Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words collection offers so many options.

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