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More Cards Using Crafter's Companion Traditional Card Kit

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sharing more Christmas cards using the Traditional Card Kit by Crafter's Companion with you today! Check out all the styles you can create using the kit! I think I have made enough cards than I would need to send out this year, I have made 30 cards each for both Traditional and the Contemporary kits! WOW!! Right?! And that's like the best $40 (less than 70 cents/card) you could ever spend on handmade cards created by YOU!! Grab them from HSN while stock lasts!



This is a pull-up card, lift the ribbon upward and reveal the colorful image underneath.

Just like this! 

A lot of gold and I like gold especially shiny gold. hehe.

This is super cute, reminds me of all the Christmas shopping we do weeks before the special day.

Another shaker card with snowflakes sequins.

This is my first attempt making this style of card, I can see more coming in the future. Looks really nice when it was sat up.

Gate opening card, I used a velcro to snap the opening close.

How it looks like inside.

Pretty cool right?! Crafter's Companion have this pre-scored/cut card packs available for you to make card like this without having to go through the trouble to measure and cut manually. Very convenient!

While you are still here, check out the schedule for the coming HSN shows on October 3rd!

Supplies:

Crafter's Companion Traditional Card Kit

Friday, September 8, 2017
So you have seen the cards I created so far using the Cuddly Christmas card kit by Crafter's Companion but do you know they also have the Traditional Christmas card kit?! Yes! For those of you who are not a big fan of contemporary designs you can choose this kit instead. I personally like them both, ok, maybe I lean towards the contemporary one slightly more than the other but to be honest they are both beautiful and I'm sure whoever you are sending the cards to they are going to appreciate your effort for putting them together. Both kits are currently still available on HSN so grab them while you can because they will be more new products coming in October and you don't know if they will be out of stock. 

Look at this card I put together, isn't is so simple looking but elegant? I promise they will be no complicated drawings and die-cutting. All you have to do is pop the pieces right out from the decoupage sheet and glue them to desirable patterned cardstock (this is high quality cardstock we are talking about, thick and sturdy!). 


On the other hand if you would like to use something that you already own to add feature to the card, you can do something similar to what I did using the Create-a-Card die to create an open window feature. Just like the Cuddly card kit, I also made 30 cards using this Traditional card kit! I don't think I'll be short on holidays cards this year. LOL. 


Thanks for stopping by! Check back for more card inspirations and sneak peek for the new stuffs coming in October!

More Cards With Cuddly Card Kit

Monday, September 4, 2017
More cards made with the Cuddly card kit by Crafter's Companion! Take my word, you are going to love these cuties!! They have adorable bears (just like the one below), penguins, reindeers, Santa Claus, angels and much more! These are so fun to put together. You can find the kit on HSN before it's gone!




Crafter's Companion Cuddly Card Kit

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Crafter's Companion is having their first ever Christmas card kits, they are two different styles that you can choose from which is the Contemporary and the Traditional styles. My preference is the contemporary kit although the traditional one looks just as beautiful. 

I made this shaker card with one of the cardstock decoupages, I just love the dark sky design. Grab these kits from HSN website while they are still available because they are selling fast!



New Crafter's Companion Stamps Sets

Friday, August 11, 2017
If you have been following my blog you would realize I have been sharing Christmas projects in my previous posts but today it isn't about Christmas! It's this brand new release of stamps that I love VERY much! All of you who know me would know that I love to color floral images and that's why this set is my favorite (although I say the same to almost all of them) but I'm not going to lie, they are all so beautiful (wait till you see my next post and you'll know what I mean!). LOL.

As for now just remember to mark the calendar, set the alarm to watch HSN and see how much products Crafter's Companion is bringing to you this time! It will blow your mind! Just to name a few they will be new Christmas foiling transfer, new Aqua pencils, Colorista water-colouring range, two new sets of Aqua Markers (yep!!), Sheena's Scenic Winter range (wow!! this has so much fun it will explode), etc! For complete list of show details, click HERE to find out yourself!! 




Die'sire Create-a-Card Dies For Christmas!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Make this pretty box to give the gift out! Crafter's Companion new Create-a-Card die is so versatile you can use to make not only cards but also this pretty box, no gift wrapping required! This style of die allows you to cut into a cardstock leaving the edge/surrounding patterns remain attached to the cardstock so you get a "Cut-In" look which is pretty awesome in my opinion.

It comes in couple of different patterns and they are all so beautiful for holidays crafting. Make sure to tune to HSN to watch Crafter's Companion in action! :) Mark the calendar, it's August 16th which means it's happening in less than 10 days! Wow!! 



Sheena Douglass Scenic Winter Range

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Check out the new stamps and dies coming to HSN August 16th! Aren't they look gorgeous?! I love the bird so much, I can already smell Christmas in the air. This collection is from Sheena's Douglass Scenic Winter range and they are more beautiful stamps and dies that will allow you to craft to your heart's content! Check Crafter's Companion's website for a complete list of items coming to HSN that day and set the alarm so you won't miss out anything!



Holidays 3D Embossing Folders on HSN!!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
New 3D embossing folder is here! They will be on HSN this August 16th! You heard (read) it right, more products from Crafter's Companion is coming to HSN soon. These folders are so beautiful and all are holidays designs which mean you can get your Christmas crafting early this year (if you haven't been doing it already - lol). As a matter of fact, you can be prepared for more HSN shows from Crafter's Companion from now on! Sara and Jennifer will be on HSN at least once a month to bring you much more stuffs to play with. 

I made this card with one of the embossing folders and applied Pebeo gilding wax over the embossed patterns, it looks so shiny and waxy! Love the texture for sure!  Don't forget to catch these deals on August 16th, what's also coming on that day includes NEW holidays crafting range by Sheena Douglass called Scenic Winter, stamps and dies and whole bunch more! Also, if you are into foiling, you definitely don't want to miss out. ***hint hint*** hehe. Oh oh...and more Colorista goodies, how exciting!! I will be back to share with you more about it soon, stay tuned...!! 



Supplies:
- Crafter's Companion 3D Embossing Folders (Holly and Ivy Frame, Christmas Village)
- Crafter's Companion Pabeo Gilding Wax (Renaissance Gold, Silver)
- Crafter's Companion Christmas Stamps Set (NOEL)
- Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
- Gemini Machine

Others:
- White Satin Ribbon
- Gold Embossing Powder

Geared Up Scrapbook Layout

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
It has been awhile since the last time I made a layout so today I'm sharing this one that I created for Crafter's Companion's HSN show back on July 11th! I love this scrapbook layout so much because it has always been hard for me to make a masculine layout for my boy but the gears dies by Crafter's Companion has nailed it perfectly for this theme. 

I die-cut a whole bunch of foam shapes using these gear dies (I used adhesive foam sheets by the way and adhered a layer of Ken Oliver's Stick-It adhesives on the other side of the foam so that both sides will be sticky) and foiled it with Crafter's Companion foil. 


Love the sparkly gold foil! And the hot air balloon die is so darn cute! 


Supplies:
- Stick It Adhesives

Others:
- Foam Sheets

DIY Wooden Frame - There Is No Place Like Home

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Bought this wooden frame from A.C Moore and DIY-ed it into this personalized frame! The new flower quilling dies from Crafter's Companion is making this project so easy to make and it looks fabulous! These dies are on HSN today!! Yes, it's today!! Head on over there now before they are sold out. Join Crafter's Companion's Facecbook HSN event to stay up-to-date about the items on air and at the same time check out all the beautiful art creations that you can make after you got them!




Supplies:
- Die'sire Flower Quilling Die (Classiques)
- Die'sire Flower Quilling Paper Pack
- Sheena's Text Stamps Set (Love)

Others:
- Wooden Picture Frame
- Acrylic Paint (Baby Pink)
- Embossing Powder (White)
- Decorative Blings
- Hot Glue Gun

Have An Enchanting Time Birthday Card

Sunday, July 9, 2017
Have you gotten the latest summer inspiration craft magazine by Crafter's Companion? You should because it comes with super cute fun stamps that you can use to create many different projects! I 'm particularly into this wizard stamp, it's so cute and the matching sentiment stamps are great too. I colored this image using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and the background was created using Tim Holtz distress ink pad.

I also sprinkled some white embossing powder on the background to create this "magical" snowy look. Make sure to get them on HSN this july 11th!! The Magazine itself has tons of inspirations for you to create with this set of stamps and as well as other latest products from Crafter's Companion. 



Supplies:
- Inspiration Magazine Summber Issue 7 (Stamps)
- Crafter's Companion Ultra Premium White Cardstock
- Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers (TB6, TB5, TB4, TB1, DR6, DR4, DR2, TN8, TN7, TN6, TN4, TN3, TN2, FS8)

Geared Up Card

Thursday, July 6, 2017
These adorable gears are from Sheena's Time Traveler's Stamps and Dies collection, don't they look marvelous?! I used it to make this masculine card and super liking the result. Showed it to my 6 years old boy and he said he liked the gears very much because they look like real gears (his critique are the only one I need. lol) 

To create such a rusty look I first adhered a layer of gold foil over a cardstock, cut out the gear shapes using the coordinating dies and stamp the image of the gears onto the foiled surface.  Then these gears were adhered to the pre-cut foam gears (adhesive foam sheet) to give the card a dimensional feel. And it just so happened that I had this clock printed patterned cardstock, just what I needed for these gears!


The sentiment is from Sheena's Time Traveler's (Time Machine) stamp set, I heat-embossed it with white embossing powder so it doesn't blend into the background like it would with black ink. 


Check out the sparkles! The rustiness looks absolutely gorgeous!! All you see here will be available to you on July 11th, just tune in to HSN to catch them before they are gone!!

Supplies:
- Sheena's Geared Up Stamps and Dies
- Sheena's Time Machine Stamp
- Just For Men 6x6 Paper Pad (Urban Collection)
- Crafter's Companion Ultra Premium White Cardstock
- Crafter's Companion Foil
- Gemini Machine
- Stick IT Adhesives

Others:
- White Embossing Powder
- Foam Sheet

Mixed Media Keepsake Box

Monday, July 3, 2017
I was at my local A.C Moore couple days ago and saw this cute wooden keepsake box and had to bring it home with me. I didn't have any idea about what I wanted to do with it until I saw this new text stamp set from Crafter's Companion and immediately this popped into my mind! 

I first stamped it with embossing ink and heat set it with white embossing powder, I was worried how it would end up but luckily they turned out the way I hoped. I then colored the surface with Sparkle Markers (make sure not to use acrylic paint over the embossed letters or you won't get this result!) and when it dried completely I applied a layer of mod podge just to seal the surface.

For the center piece, I created the watercolor background with Sparkle Markers as well and they look pretty good. Using the same technique, I stamped and heat embossed the word "FAMILY LOVE" with white embossing powder then only I create the watercolor background on a watercolor cardstock. 


I actually made two of similar design, one for the front and the other on the back.

The stamps sets are coming to HSN this July 11th in less than two weeks!! Don't forget to check the complete list of items coming to you! 

Supplies:
- Sheena's Text Stamps Set (Love and Create)
- Die'sire Flower Quilling Die (Sweet William)
- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers (Moonlight, Harvest Moon, Red Berry)
- Crafter's Companion Watercolour Cardstock
- Gemini Diecutting/Embossing Machine

Others:
- Wooden Keepsake Box
- Acrylic Paint
- White Embossing Powder

Candle Holder Table Decor For Wedding

Friday, June 30, 2017
I have another wedding table decor to share with you today after my previous post about bride and groom's initials table decor. Read more about it here! I created this candle holder decor to match the theme as well. I think it looks pretty good together with the 7" alphabets decor. What do you think?

The flowers were made using the new flower quilling die that will soon visit HSN on July 11th. They are couple different flower designs available and I have a feeling you are going like them all! I don't usually make paper flowers but these are simply gorgeous and addictive to make! Visit Crafter's Companion website for the list of new products that are coming to your house...I mean HSN! lol. 

 

I also used the Mr. & Mrs. die from Sara's Together Forever collection and it's just so perfect! 
 

 

 

Supplies:
- Die'sire Quilling Flower Die (Lace Flower)
- Crafter's Companion Quiling Paper Pack
- Gemini Die-Cutting/Embossing machine
- SS Together Forever Die (Mr. & Mrs.)
- Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock (Silver)

Others:
- Mason Jar
- Ribbon
- Hot Glue Gun

Block Letterings For Wedding Decor and Flower Quilling

Friday, June 23, 2017
Made this 7" block letterings for wedding decor using Crafter's Companion construction cardstock! Yep! The cardstock is thick and is meant for making boxes and project such as this, it's sturdy and easy to construct. The flower embellishments are made using the brand new flower quilling die that will soon coming to HSN!! They are more quilling dies that are coming to HSN this July 11th and trust me, you don't want to miss it! 



Supplies:
- Crafter's Companion Construction Cardstock
- Die'sire Quilling Flower Die (Sweet William)
- Crafter's Companion Quilling Paper
- Big Score Board
- Gemini Die-Cutting / Embossing Machine

Others:
- Hot Glue Gun

Flower Necklace With Flower Quilling Die

Friday, June 16, 2017
Do you know you can create this felt flower necklace using the new flower quilling die by Crafter's Companion? That's right, you can cut felts using Crafter's Companion's Gemini Machine! Not only that, it also allows you to cut fabric, chipboard, acetate other than just paper. So I made this super adorable necklace with the soon-to-be released flower quilling die and my Gemini! What's not to love about this?! If you are also looking into making something similar, mark your calendar and catch the deal on HSN on July 11th! For more project ideas head on to Crafter's Companion social medias such as their Facebook page for upcoming events and project inspirations. 

I've also created other several projects using the different flower quilling dies and they look really beautiful (hint hint - two of them are wedding themed!). I will be posting those projects soon so don't forget to check back my page to see what's coming to HSN! 

 


Supplies:
- Die'sire Quiliing Flower Die (Classic - Petal)
- Gemini Die-cutting/Embossing Machine

Others:
- Necklace Chain
- Bling
- Felts

Tropical Stamp Set by Sheena Douglass - Crafter's Companion

Friday, June 9, 2017
I'm back! Coloring with Illustrator markers today. This cute little bird is so fun to color with, I chose a darker tones to color this time and the result turned out pretty good I think. What do you think? My go-to colors are usually lighter or bright colors but wanted to do something different for a change this time. The stamp I used is brand new and hasn't been released yet but you can get it on HSN on July 11th! They are much more products will be aired that day so if you don't want to miss any of the deals be sure to set the alarm! Once gone it's gone!

This stamp is from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy line, you can find more of her products on Crafter's Companion but the new ones are usually available on HSN before they will be on their website. So to be the first to get your hands on the new stuffs you'll have to get them from HSN (with good deals too!). To see more of my project using Crafter's Companion products, add me on Instagram (click on the IG icon located on the right side of my page). 




Supplies:
- Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Tropical Collection (Kingsfisher)
- Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Tropical Collection (A New Day)
- Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers (Cream, Peach, Raw Sienna, Vintage Blue, Navu Blue, Petrol Blue, Soft Brown, Natural Brown, Dark Brown) 
- Crafter's Companion Ultra Premium White Cardstock
- Die'sire Classiques - Ribbon Threading Die (Evie)

Lovebirds by Sheena Douglass

Friday, June 2, 2017
Crafter's Companion will be on the HSN show again! Mark your calendar for this July 11th to catch all the amazing new products brought to you by Crafter's Companion. I can assure you that you won't be disappointed (I can't say the same about your wallet) - bring them all home! lol. 

Sharing with you today is a card I made using the new Tropical stamp set by Sheena Douglass, don't you just adore this two love birds? Perfect for couples, wedding, anniversary and also Valentine's day! I also think this is good for friendship cards, you know.. a little "Thinking Of You" to tell them you are missing them!


Supplies:
- Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Tropical Collection (Love Birds)
- Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils (Lemon, Seafoam, Lake Blue, Walnut, Paprika, Grass, Forest Green, Fern Green, Duck Egg, Shamrock, Holly, Royal Blue, Maroon, Maize, Mustard)
- Crafter's Companion Ultra Premium White Cardstock


I will be back to share more projects and about what's coming to HSN with you. Come back to check it you! :) 

3D Double-Sided Pop-Up Card With Tutorial

Sunday, May 28, 2017
Made this awhile back with detailed step-by-step instructions to create this pop-up card. I doubled the fun by adding pop-up elements on both sides of the card. Check out the following pictures to see what I mean! When the card is open it can sit on the wide base, perfect for mantelpiece display.

It's like glueing two separate pop-up cards together and since it's thicker than it usually is, I had to make a card "box" instead of using the regular envelope. If the box is sturdy enough, it can even be mailed as it is. I think it would look very cute.







Directions:

Step 1: Prepare two construction cardstocks size 5 ¼" x 10", score and fold in half.


Step 2: Make two small cuts (about 1" long each) along the folded line (as shown in picture above). Fold inward to form the pop-up base for the card, as illustrated in third picture above. Do the same to the other construction cardstock.




Step 3: Prepare all the cut-out pieces to be used as decorations. These mixed media dies can be cut on different mediums such as (chipboard, foam felt and so on). 




Step 4: Color the foam flowers (if preferred) with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.






Step 5: Prepare the patterned paper for the card base, trim paper accordingly to accommodate the 3D pop-up piece. Adhere the patterned papers to the card base and start embellishing the card as desired.
 


Step 6: Connect two finished pop-up cards together with double-sided tapes. 

                                            

                           

Step 7: Decorate the outside of the card with patterned paper.
 

Step 8: Make the envelope box for the 3D pop-up card using the measurement in picture above.  Embellish the box with butterfly shape cut-out and ribbon.
 


Remove the card from the envelope box and a back-to-back pop-up card will be revealed



Supplies List:
- Mixed Media Dies Set (Owl) 
- Mixed Media Dies Set (Leaves)
- Mixed Media Dies Set (Tree)
- Mixed Media Dies Set (Graceful Butterflies)
- Construction cardstock - 9" x 12"
- Spectrum Noir Alcohol Marker (CR9)
- Gemini Machine
- Big Score Board

Others:
- Chipboard
- Felt
- Foam Sheet

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