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Crafter's Companion Circle Center Die Debut

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
How did you like the shutter card post I shared last week? The shutter card die is one of the Create-a-Card series that will be available for purchase on HSN on May 9th including the circle centre die below! They will both be sold in a bundle at a discounted price, how awesome is that?! Not only that, if you choose auto-ship option you will be receiving new Create-a-Card dies when it comes out. 

Here is one of the cards I made with the Circle Center dies, if you check out Crafter's Companion Facebook or their other social medias such as Instagran and Pinterest you will see they are a lot of ways using these dies. I also used Sheena's new Create-a-flower dies on this card. For more supplies details see at the end of this post.


The background color is created with Sparkle Pens, to create such effect I first scribbled the pens on a large acrylic block that I use for stamping and sprayed it with some water. Then take a watercolour cardstock and dipped on to the surface of the color and water mixture.

The good thing about these dies is no scoring is required! All you need is a die-cutting machine and it will do everything for you including the intricate designs for both panels (not shown in this picture). I will be sharing more projects created using these dies with you in the next few posts so make sure to come back to check them out. :)

See the card in action in this quick video!
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Supplies:
- Die'sire Create-a-Card Circle Centre Dies
- Die'sure Create-a-Card Mini Alphabets Dies
- Create-a-Card Card Pack
- Sheena's Create-a-Flower Die (Cool Corrosion)
- Sheena's Create-a-Flower Die (Going in Spirals)

Others:
- Thread
- Star Sequins

Shaker Card With Create-a-Card Shutter Die

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Watch out! Some super cool stuffs are coming to HSN next month on May 9th. I'm so excited with this new Create-a-card dies by Crafter's Companion! So grateful to be on their design team to get my hands on them before they are being released. Here is my card using one of the Create-a-Card bundles - Shutter dies, it's hot off the press!

Made this shaker card although it's a little difficult to see the sequins behind the window panels. These dies are undeniably fun to play with, with just a few cuts and you can achieve this multi-dimensional result. I added some foiling elements using Crafter's Companion foiling kit as well as the sentiment. Don't forget to check out the luxury cardstocks too, they come in three different kind of textures such as mirror, foiled and glittered cardstocks all in one pack (10 sheets each) so you can try out all of them at the same time. I simply love the purple, blue, red, silver, green....ok, maybe all of them. LOL.


Supplies:
- Die'sire Create-A-Card Dies (Shutter)
- Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstocks (Purple)
- Precut Card Pack (Kraft)
- Crafter's Companion Foiling Kit
- Gemini Machine

Happiness Card Wtih Foil Transfer

Friday, April 14, 2017
Have you tried the foiling kit by Crafter's Companion? It doesn't requires foiling machine or heat! It works like rub-ons and it's very easy to apply the foil. Sharing with you today is this card I created on a black cardstock which I think looks really good with the copper foil. I really like the foil designs too, they are different sets available that you to choose from. 

I only colored the flower in the center to create the focus point for the card. These foil kits are available on HSN currently and speaking of HSN, Crafter's Companion will be releasing a bunch of new products on HSN this May 9th. So make sure to check back my next blog post for the sneak peeks! Like I usually would say, you are definitely going to fall in love with the new stuffs. ***grin*** 



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Birthday Gift Card Holder with Create-a-Card Stacey Die

Monday, April 10, 2017
Need a card with gift card holder? Check this out! Gift card holder created using Create-a-card dies set by Crafter's Companion. I love this pot of plant dies, they are absolutely too cute and perfect for a quick hello or thank you cards. I have tried cutting these on cardstock, paper, foam sheet, standard chipboard and I'm happy with the results every time! For a more dimensional look I mixed cardstock and foam cutouts for the plant below.



I used the smaller (it comes in several nested sizes) create-a-card die to create the holder itself. The tips to achieve this is to not cover the entire die with cardstock that you want to cut. Only place cardstock on the part you wish to cut out such as the top scallop shape design.

Supplies:
- Sara Signature Rustic Cottage Stamp and Die Set (Cherished Memories)

Happy Easter With Classic Floral Frame

Monday, April 3, 2017
Hello! It's time for Spring and Easter crafts, my first project is this Happy Easter card created using Create-a-Card classic floral frame metal die from Crafter's Companion. To fit the theme I decided to design an oval-shaped egg to fit in the oval frame in the center. 

The ombre background and the colors on the egg were created using Sparkle markers. I love the mini dies set, the flower dies are so versatile you can mix and match the shapes to create different flower looks. I usually create only one card for each design but since this is super cute I'm thinking to create another! Oh, and anyone loves a card swap? Please feel free to drop me a message! :)



Supplies:
Die'sire Word Dies Set 2 (Celebration)

Welcome Spring Banner

Monday, March 27, 2017
Spring is here! Made this banner to welcome the spring and say good bye to winter. Although it has already been spring time but the weather around here is still pretty cold. However, it's clearly more rains these couple days (April shower already?!!). I still miss the tropical weather that I grew up in, hot summer days most part of the year plus maybe a month or two of rainy season. What's your favorite season? Summer and fall are my favorites, spring would be my favorite too if I wasn't allergic to pollen. Gratefully thanks to the availability of medication able to temporarily suspend the allergy symptoms so I could actually enjoy the beauty of spring.

Here is the banner I made, love the soft beautiful pastel colors. What's your favorite spring colors? 





Card With Crafter's Companion Foil Transfer - HSN March 21st

Sunday, March 19, 2017
I have been into foiling for a long time now, I own a machine that does foiling but I'm not quite happy with the result due to few factors. One of them being my laser printer, it doesn't print image with even coverage of toner thus the foil doesn't stick to the entire image. It leaves the final result with black spots. I'm pretty sure there is nothing wrong with the machine since it functions like a regular laminator except with different level of heat settings.

Anyway, Crafter's Companion came out with this super cool foiling method where heat is not required in the process! It's like rub-ons, the foil sticks to the sticky images and the result comes out perfect each time. Error-free. Love these so much I wish they will release more different designs in the future. Look at the card I created below using their amazing foil transfer. Catch this foil transfer starter kit on HSN this 21st of March, it's a hot deal don't wait till it's gone. 





It's Tea Time Card

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Introducing you today is another Create-a-Card die from Crafter's Companion. If you followed the show on HSN last week then you definitely had been introduced to the following tea cup/pot die already. Check my previous post for the sewing machine design and a card I created with the die. 

I tried this die on a foam sheet this time and it cuts like a butter, nothing sticks to the die at all. I usually use double-sided tapes to pop-up the cardstock cutout but with the foam sheet it achieves the same result and gives a slightly different feel on the hand. Check out other available designs on HSN! See the end of post for a complete list of supplies used for the following card.




Supplies:

- Die'sire Edge'ables Die (Afternoon Tea)

- SS Rustic Cottage 6x6 Paper Pad

Others:
- Foam Sheet
- Flower Bling

Sew Kind Card

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Have you seen this metal cutting die on HSN last Wednesday? This sewing machine die is so lovely, if you want to make a card for someone who loves to sew this will be the perfect die to get. I'm not good at sewing at all and never owned a sewing machine but I love this sewing machine die. This is one of the new Create-a-Card dies, other available designs include yarns and needle, tea cup and soccer ball.

For the following card I first created the rainbow background with Spectrum Noir Aqua markers on a watercolor cardstock then diecut it with the sewing machine die. For the sentiment, they are cutouts from the new decorative alphabets dies. For the complete list of supplies, please see below. 



Supplies:
- Die'sire Edge'ables Die (Sew In Love)
- SS Rustic Cottage (Lace Ribbon)
- Die'sire Decorative Alphabet Dies (lowercase)
- Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers (Bud Green, Kingfisher, Purple)
- Crafter's Companion Watercolour Cardstock
- Die'sire Classiques 12" (Simple Stitched Edge)
- Embossing Folder
- Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
- Gemini Machine

Bloom Card with New Products from Crafter's Companion!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Marked your calendar?! Tomorrow is the day!! Crafter's Companion is again coming to HSN to bring you more amazing crafty products! I'm so excited to know I will be part of this team for another year and that I'm able to share with you more crafting ideas using Crafter's Companion products! 

Sharing with you today is this Bloom card I created with the new Create-a-Card die you see on the card. I first die-cut the shape and without moving any cutout pieces from the die I colored the background pieces with a sponge dauber and versamark inks. After that I transfer the pieces to the main card where I stamped the flower images. Don't you just love the stamps? They are the new Spectrum Noir Aqua Flower Stems Stamp Set, you can add/draw any flower you like to the flower stems! I used my new Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers to color in the flowers and then outline it with black colored pen.




To see the full list of items on HSN tomorrow, click HERE!

Beautiful Bloom By Leonie Pujol - HSN March 8th!

Saturday, March 4, 2017
I'm back! I made a card using Beautiful Bloom stamps set by Leonie Pujol and colored it with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers. The purple background is done with Spectrum Noir Aqua marker. To create non-overlapping images, use masking fluid to mask the flowers before you stamp the leaves. As for the watercolor background, mask the leaves right after stamping so the flowers and leaves will not be smeared by the watercolor that you're going to apply later.

This stamps set is coming to HSN on March 8th accompanied by Sara Davies and Jennifer Tryon of Crafter's Companion to show you all the items that will be on show that day so you might want to mark the calendar! 



Below is one of the items will be on sale that day, it's on my wish list!!


Supplies:

- Leonie Pujol Stamps Set (Beautiful Bloom)
- Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers (CR11, CT3, AG3, AB3, AB1, OR3)
- Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker (Purple)
- Crafter's Companion Watercolour Cardstock
- SS Rustic Cottage Stamps and Dies Set (Cherished Memories)

Others:
- Masking Fluid

Catch Metallic Coloring Pencils On HSN - March 8th!

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Do you know Crafter's Companion is going to be on HSN on March 8th?! This time they are going to bring you a whole lot of new crafty goodies to play with. One of them being this shiny metallic pencils for coloring the brand new dark coloring pad designed specifically for these amazing pencils! 


Check out the reflection from different angle under the light! Wow!! Don't you just love the shininess?! I hope they will soon come out with more colors to choose from because it's so delightful to see the affect of these pencils. You can also use these pencils for other paper crafts such as card making, use in your planner, journaling, etc. It doesn't have to be used only with the dark coloring pad. And by the way, did I mention the images on the dark coloring pad are heat embossed so the outlines are raised making coloring much easier! 


And look at these tags! Yes, it comes in small tag as well! These would be great to use as gift tag or bookmark! 



Catch them on HSN, you don't want to miss it! To see what else is coming to HSN this March 8th, visit this HERE! I will be back to share more projects with you!

Supplies:
- Spectrum Noir Metallic Pencils (Green, Gold, Blue, Purple, Pink, Nickel, Silver)
- Spectrum Noir Colorista Dark 6"x6" Premium Pencil Pad

Wedding Card Using Edge'ables Wedding Shoe Die

Monday, February 27, 2017
Anyone in your life is getting married lately?! Make this sparkling wedding shoe card for the bride! Who doesn't like the blings and sparkles especially us ladies?! This Edge'ables Wedding Shoe die is so cute and it's every girl's dream to have her own once in a lifetime shiny wedding shoe! 

I added blings around the card to make it extra shiny at the same time not to take away the main focus of the card which is the shoe in silver glittered background. The colors of gold and silver together is always a perfect combination and it gives you the most elegance look to the project you are creating. I also added a little surprise inside the card, a pop-up feature (something I have been playing a lot lately) when the card is opened. 




Supplies:
- Die'sire Edge'ables Glass Slipper Die
- Together Forever 6x6 Paper Pad
- Crafter's Companion Premium Ultra Smooth White cardstock
- 12 x 18 Pearlescent Cardstock (Antique Gold)
- Gemini Machine

Others:
- Silver Glitter Paper
- Mini Bow

Wartercoloring with Spectrum Noir Aqua

Monday, February 20, 2017
Enjoy coloring this Groovin' 60's stamp set by Sheena Douglass using Spectrum Noir Aqua markers. This stamp set is perfect for making cards for best friends, sisters or cousins! I have always wanted to have this type of stamp thus I'm overjoyed that Crafter's Companion now carries them!

This watercolor markers work like your regular watercolor paints and brush but instead it's combined into one convenient marker (mess free!). You are still able to add water as desired to the colored image to dilute the color for the lighter area. Follow Crafter's Companion Facebook or blog for many different techniques use with these markers.

 


Supplies:


- Sara Signature Floral Delight Embossing Folder



Multi-dimensional Pop-Up Card

Friday, February 17, 2017
Hi all! This is Alexia and I'm back today with my last project for CutCardStock. Time flies, another term went by and I want to take this opportunity to thank CutCardStock for the amazing journey! The project I'm sharing today is a multi-dimensional pop-up card, something I have been playing a lot lately. I tried creating different depths, dimensions to achieve the look I want and it was fun to know the possibilities are unless! You can add layers of dimensions by just changing/adding the cut lines, let me show you what it means! 

Here is the front of the card, the theme is house warming.

I added decorative elements to the card using cutouts from dies.


Directions:
Prepare a cardstock size 6 1/2" x 10" and score in the middle at 5" horizontally.

Cut small opening where the folded line is, the short lines are 1" and the longer ones are 1 1/4" long.

Open the cardstock and fold the cut lines inward as shown in picture above.

Prepare and trim patterned paper and colored cardstock to fit inside the card. 

Adhere the patterned paper and cardstock to the card using double-sided tape.


Die-cut and adhere decorative elements to the card.

This is how it looks like! Print desired sentiment,adhere to the card and done!

For the outside of the card, trim a patterned cardstock size 6 1/5" x 10 1/16" and glue to the card. Trim off the excess if the patterned cardstock is too long (this is because the pop-up element will add some thickness to the card so you will need a longer patterned cardstock to cover the entire surface of the card). 

Print or stamp sentiment for the front of the card if desired.



I hope you like the technique I'm sharing today, it's actually quite easy to add three dimensional effect to the card and using this technique you are able to make many different dimensions of card! Like I say, the possibilities are endless! I hope you have a fabulous time making this and good bye for now! See you around the web! :) - Alexia

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