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Happy Birthday Card - Sara Signature Birthday Party Collection

Sunday, January 15, 2017
Sharing a card made using the new Scrapbooking paper crafting collection by Sara Davies called Birthday Party! This paper crafting collection is filled with pre-cut embellishments that you can pop out and use them to decorate your scrapbook layout or use it on cards! It consists of 36 sheets of patterned paper and 12 sheets of pre-cut birthday themed shapes! 

Not only that, they are also coordinating dies, embossing folders and stamps set that you can get to craft with this collection! Look at the bunting cut out with a bunting die below, isn't it matches perfectly with the background paper? 

Click on the images below to see the supplies details about this collection and where you can buy it!

Love Birds with Create-a-Card Die

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Not sure if you followed us last Tuesday when Crafter's Companion is on HSN with all day long craft deals, so I'm here to share with you again one of the projects I made with the good stuffs released by Crafter's Companion. One of them being these amazing Create-a-Card dies! I'm in love with all Create-a-Card dies because they are so easy to use and make a card in just few minutes, honest! (without detailed embellishments which might takes little longer than that).

Here is the card made with Love Birds Create-a-Card die, isn't just breathtaking?! For a quick and elegant card, one pass through the die-cutting machine will actually do but since I like a more elaborate look I die-cut it twice on two different cardstocks then cut the birds and birdhouse out from one of them. Layer and glue the fussy cutout on top of the blue patterned pape and that's it! Valentine's day is next month, plenty of time to get cards made now and drop them in the mail!


Here are other Create-a-Card dies you can still purchase from HSN, they come in a 3-piece bundle!

Supplies used on this card:
- Create-a-Card Bird House Die
Shimmering Cardstock 8.5" x 11" 8pc package - Coastal Pearl
Shimmering Cardstock 8.5" x 11" 8pc package - Rose Pearl
- Gemini Machine

Handmade Gift Bag Using New With Love Die

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Looking for some quick and easy gift bag design idea? Check this out! All I use on this project was a 12 x 12 patterned cardstock paper, borderless die and a trim of ribbon! Sometimes the less is more! First I die-cut the top portion of the bag with "With Love" die and underlay it with red cardstock to make the words pop! Punch holes on opening/closing flaps and fasten with ribbon. It's that simple!

Crafter's Companion has the most varieties of products ever! You can find paper, dies, stamps, coloring tools, adhesives and much more! It's an one-stop shopping for crafters! I'm so grateful for the given opportunity to design for such wonderful company!

This is especially good since Valentine is next month, won't be too soon to make it now (time just passes so quickly nowadays!).

You don't want to miss the show, see the entire event list here and catch every single one of them! 

Foiling on Matching Card and Envelope

Saturday, January 7, 2017
Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas / Holidays! Can't believe we are in the new year already and what's coming next is the Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year! The Lunar New Year falls on the 28th of January this year (it's different each year referring to the Lunar Calendar). So I make some cards with matching envelopes to be sent to my family who live on the other side of the planet (I miss them dearly!). 

To those of you who are curious about why red is the color? In Chinese culture red symbolizes good fortune, joy and prosperity. Which is why red packets/envelopes and Chinese New Year cards are usually in red. 

First I printed some Koi images on a cardstock with my laser printer (only the toner from laser printer will work with the foiling process). I then run the images through Heidi Swapp foiling machine with gold foil sheet). Next step would be coloring the foiled images using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. Fussy-cut the images out for use on the card, apply double-sided foam tapes on the back of the cutouts and position them on the card for a dimensional look.

For the envelopes, I printed the same image on the corner of my envelopes using my laser printer then I run it through the foiling machine as shown below. The foil sheet should be placed over the printed image, note that all printed area should be completely covered with foil or the toner will stick to the transfer folder (the clear plastic shown in picture). Also, make sure there is no small particle in between the printed cardstock and the foil sheet or it will result in unevenly foiled image. Choosing the right paper/cardstock is also very important in foiling, I researched and learned that cardstock with smooth/glossy surface will give a perfect smooth and sleek (spotless) foiled surface compared to a textured one.

See picture below for before and after the foiling, don't you just love the sparkly gold? It's so cool to receive this in the mail! And it matches the card, how I wish someone would send me one! :)

For the address label, I used the Avery label you can find in CutCardStock store. Did you know you can print the labels on Avery website? Besides, they are a lot of free templates you can choose from. I also just found out you can choose to print on certain labels on the page instead of the whole sheet of 30 labels! This is good when you only want to print few labels for one per person and use the rest for different addresses. 

I hope you like this project, I will be back to share more project ideas soon! Happy crafting!


Happy Birthday Card Using Birthday Party Collection!

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Into Scrapbooking? Yes, Crafter's Companion got it covered! Sara Signature Birthday Party paper crafting collection is coming to HSN on the 10th of January. But this collection is not just for scrapbooking, you can also use it to make cards (it has pre-cut decorative elements in the 12x12 cardstock stack, all you have to do is pop it out and embellish!).

I made the following card with most of the pre-card elements from the 12x12 stack (except the Happy Birthday sentiment die, which is also available on HSN on the same day!). The soft pastel colors are so pretty, don't you agree?

More details about what and when will be aired? See schedule below and set the alarm! 

Owl Bookmark with New Mini Dies - On HSN!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
This coming January 10th Jennifer Tryon will be on HSN to showcase brand new product releases by Crafter's Companion! Make sure to mark on the calendar and set the alarm to watch the show!!
See the end of post for the full list of events going on that day! Isn't it exciting?! 

Here I'm sharing a project I made with the mini dies (the dies that I used to create the following project isn't exactly that mini, it's just the title mainly because what that comes with this dies set consists of other smaller dies). Isn't this adorable?! You can make a bunch of these in under few minutes! No fussing cutting required!

Remember to catch this owl on HSN before it's gone! :)

Happy New Year 2017!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017
Hope you had a fabulous Christmas celebration and Happy New Year!!What's your resolution this year?! Mine is to make more craft projects this year and to lose some weight (had too much to eat during Christmas and New Year celebration). Hehe. The project I'm sharing today is created using Crafter's Companion dies and papers, for detailed list of supplies check the end of post!

This isn't just any regular banner because I added shaker element to it! So it's good to be looked at and to have some fun! I'm a big fan of gold so you probably see a lot of my projects are covered in gold. lol. Lately I have been foiling using Heidi Swapp Minc Machine, don't forget to check back to see what I create! Hint: Chinese New Year is around the corner! :) 

Supplies List: 
  • Just For Men Metal Dies (Superstars) 
  • Gemini Die-cutting/Embossing Machine 
  • Die'sire Essentials Metal Dies (Circles) 
  • Edge'ables Border Die (Stars) 
Other Supplies: 
  • Gold Foil Cardstock 
  • Numeral Foam Stickers 
  • Foam Sheets 
  • Twine 
  • Star Sequins 
  • Hot Glue Gun

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