FSJ Creative Team – Follow Your Heart Blog Hop

Happy New Year! The first blog hop of 2019, a very sweet one.  I am still recovering from a crazy cough and the christmas tree is still up in my living room! LOL.

I have 4 easy and quick cards to share by using the same “Decorative Hearts Die Set” that I got it for free when I purchased the Follow Your Heart Bundle!  I only pick 2-card stock color for all 4 cards.  Let me show you 4 different ways to use this die set for some sweet and cute valentine’s card!

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Card 1 – All You Need is Love

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I used the biggest heart as a background and add a few things for a very sparkly card.

  1. Flick Bubble gum Silk and Sparkle Silk to the card base, let it dry and adhere the heart die cut with craft glue.
  2. Cut a whip cream banner, punch a hole and add special day organza ribbon, stamp “all you need is LOVE” from “All The Feels” stamp set. Add Journey Glaze and Sparkle dust over the sentiment.
  3. Add a strip of silver sparkle tape,  stamp and die cut the mice from “Valentine Pals” stamp set, and stamp tassel from “All the Feels” stamp set.
  4. Add few Pink World sequins to finish the card.

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Supply List: Rustic Rose cardstock, Tin Pail Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Black Licorice Ink Pad, Valentine Pals Bundle, Decorative Heart Die Set, Journey Silver Tape, All The Feels Stamp Set, Journey Glaze, Sparkle Dust, Bubble Gum Silk, Sparkle Silk, Pink World Sequins, Special Day Organza Ribbon, Foam Square

Card 2 – Using the die cut as stencil

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  1. I use pastel pink PanPastel over the die cut hearts all over the card base to create a background. keep the die cut hearts to create Card 3.
  2. Stamp the type writer with sentiment and die cut it.
  3. Stamp Tassel from “All the Feels”, add Journey Glaze and sparkle dust.
  4. Die cut the Bunch of Hearts Die.
  5. add a strip of pattern paper from Follow your heart prints.
  6. flick a few drops of sparkle silk to finish the card.

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Supply List: Rustic Rose cardstock, Tin Pail Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Black Licorice Ink PadDecorative Heart Die Set, Journey Silver Tape, All The Feels Stamp Set, Sending My Love Stamp, Bunch of Hearts Die Set, 6″ x 6″ Follow Your Heart Printed PaperJourney Glaze, Sparkle Dust, Confectionary Days PanPastels,  Sparkle Silk,

Card 3 – Reuse the stencil Die cut from Card 2. 

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  1. Flick the card base with Bubble Gum and Sparkle Silk.
  2. Die cut a snapshot frames, flip it over and arrange the die cuts and trim accordingly so it would fit within the frame. I only use 2 hearts the fill up the frame.
  3. add the kitten from “Valentine’s Pal” and stamp “Happy Valentine’s” from Love Arrow AT stamp.
  4. Add the mini envelopes from “Hey Girl” AT stamp, fussy cut them out.

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Supply List: Rustic Rose cardstock, Tin Pail Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Black Licorice Ink PadDecorative Heart Die Set, Valentine Pals Bundle, Hey Girl AT Stamp, Love Arrow AT Stamp, Snapshot Frame Die SetSparkle Dust,   Sparkle Silk,Bubble Gum Silk,

Card 4: Use the die cut to emboss the card base

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  1. put all 3 dies on the card base and emboss it, make sure sandwich them in the right order per your die cut machine instruction.
  2. Add a strip of vellum to soften the background.
  3. Add a small rose from “Love Buds” embellishment, few Fashion Silver Dot, tiny strip of silver tape and bonjour from “sending my Love” stamp set. img_2610.jpg  FSJ, Fun Stampers Journey, Spellbinders, Follow your Heart, Valentine's Stamps, Die Cuts

Supply List: Rustic Rose cardstock, Tin Pail Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Black Licorice Ink PadDecorative Heart Die Set, Journey Silver Tape,  Sending My Love Stamp,  Journey Glaze, Sparkle Dust,  Sparkle Silk, vellum, love buds paper flower, fashion silver dot

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Carrie Rhoades

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Alissa Hall

Kazan Clark

Lezlye Lauterbach

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I hope the FSJ Creative Team inspires you! Happy crafting!

 

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The VERY Merry Christmas Blog Hop

Less than 10 days and it will be Christmas!!!! Are you on the “Naughty List” or “Nice List”? perhaps maybe on the Crazy List?  I have to say I am on the TIRED LIST with all the Xmas activities from school, church and dance!!  I am sure everyone is trying his or her best to get things done. Endlessly wrapping gifts with last minute holiday shopping?   The Holiday Season can be overwhelming to most of us, especially crafter like us.  We try to make everything, right? You know you have no time to make more cards, and you know you won’t go BUY a card! hahahaha!  PLUS, your Family and Friends are expecting a “Hand made card”!! Oh no…What are we going to do?!?!?! Don’t worry, this blog hop may help you.  I have 2 fairly quick and easy projects to share.  One bonus project when you realize you do have time for a fancy hand-made ornament.

The VERY Super Tags

Seriously, I had no idea what I was going to make at first but I knew I wouldn’t have time to make 20 cards in an hour… Some easy hand made tags would be the solution.  I pulled out all my tags die and laid them all on the black cardstock. I fitted as many dies as I could possibly fit! Then use Warshi tape and make sure all the dies are attached together, so you can transfer the template to another sheet.  This will save you lot of time.

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I did 2 black sheets, 1 red and 1 pattern paper.  I sorted them out and started stacking them.  I mixed and matched and was able to get 14 tags done in a very short time frame.

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I stamped and heat embossed the simple sentiment. The key for this project is to fit as many die as you could.  Also do take advantages of using washi tape, sequins, and ready to use embellishment to keep the project simple. I didn’t even copy one single stamped image in this project.   I would recommend to choose only 2-3 colors cardstock and go from there.

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Supply Lists: Cozy Winter Prints, Black cardstock, Candy Apple cardstock, Sweet Pear cardstock, Frame It Die Set, Bread Tag Die, Special Day Tags Die Set, Journey Scallops Die set (the smallest one), Journey Sequins, Golden Poinsettia, Journey Holiday Sequins, sparkle silk, Fashion Silver Dot, Black Embossing powder, Clear Pigment ink pad, Candy Apple Journey Tape, Silver Sparkle Tape, It’s Cold Outside Stamp (Merry Christmas Sentiment), Santa Approved AT Stamp, Natural thread, special day organza

The Santa Gift Card /Money Holder

I almost want to say “I cheated” on this one.  This is so easy to make as I used the FSJ Passport Book (all precut and scored, one pack with 10). I only used a few basic elements and turn this into a Santa gift card holder. You could put pictures, tea bags, individual hot coco powder, money, etc too!

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Steps:

  1. Die cut the bigger “Ornament” shape tag from “Special Day Tags Die Set” and cut it into half.
  2. Use the 2 smallest square from “Journey Squares Die” and cut out a santa’s belt buckle with mirror paper.
  3. Die cut one basic border from “Border Basics Die” with whip cream cardstock.
  4. Cut one black strip about 9″ x 1 1/8″
  5. Trim a 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ card base with Apple Candy cardstock (check if it could cover the passport book.)

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Simply use double sided tape or craft glue to adhere it as following, beside the belt.  The belt will be use to wrap around the passport book (it will help to keep it closed). Add 2 big silver fashion as the buttons. img_0394-1

Once everything is assembled, put all the gift cards and tags/pictures or whatever that fit and close it.  Then work on the belt to create a loop, which allow you to slide it in and out to keep the passport book close.

p.s. with the help of my kids, they stamped a few images inside too !FSJ Passport Book, Tags Die, Fun Stamper Journey, gift card holders, Santa Pocket Gift Card HolderFSJ Passport Book, Tags Die, Fun Stamper Journey, gift card holders, Santa Pocket Gift Card Holder

Supply Lists:

Special Day Tags, Passport Book (10 packs), Candy Apple cardstock, Black Licorice cardstock, Mirror Silver cardstock, whip cream cardstock, Fashion Silver dot, Journey square die

The Very Merry Ornament – The Baby Jesus Stable

I call this one the bonus project.  It is up on my Christmas Tree now!  The Little Baby Jesus sure looks peaceful and it is a great reminder of the truth meaning of Christmas.  It is such a blessing we celebrate the birth of Christ and (YES) Jesus is the reason for the season!  If I do have the time for it, I would love to make dozens of this for all my friends.

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Steps:

  1. Emboss the oatmeal cookie cardstock with Barn Wall Embossing folder, then ink the embossed cardstock with Hazelnut blend ink pad.
  2. Die the Spellbinders “Build A House” Die, 1-Roof, 1-base,  2-side panel, 2-fence , 1-house back panel.

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3. Cut the roof into half, and glue it to the House back panel. Then glue the 2 side panels. Once dried, trim it to align with the roof  and adhere to the base.

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4. fold the 2 fence to half, and attached them to the house side panel. img_0270-1.jpg

5. Add one tiny Drop of glue at the end post. The FSJ craft glue will do its work to keep it in place! Set the stable aside and let it dries.

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6. Next is to create some hay.  You can buy them from $ store.  Here, I use some natural thread and the woolen trim from BOHO trim.  I un-thread them, cut them into pieces and fill the stable with hay.

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7. Stamp the Roof, baby Jesus, star (from Silent Night Stamp Set) with black ink on a whip creak cardstock, color them accordingly. I used FSJ Water Splash Color Pencil. Die cut them out or fussy cut them out.  I glaze the star and baby Jesus and add sparkle dust.

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8. Create a triangle stand with a 1/8″ x 2″ strip and attach it to baby Jesus. Then adhere the baby Jesus stand to the base of the Stable and move the hay around to cover the stand.

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9. Glue the remaining pieces to the stable. Poke 2 holes on the top and add Silver Tinsel.

10. Lastly, I create a banner, stamp “For unto us a child is born” ,and attach it inside the stable with 2 foam squares.

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Supply Lists:

Build A House Die Set, Silent Night Bundle , Barn Wall Embossing Folder, Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Black Licorice Ink Pad, Hazelnut Blend Ink Pad, Journey Glaze, Journey Sparkle Dust, Silver Tinsel, Natural Thread, Journey Color Splash Pencils, foam Squares, Boho Trim

Thank you for stopping for this long blog! Please keep hopping for the next one.

Carrie Rhoades

Jill Hilliard

Alissa Hall

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I hope the FSJ Creative Team inspires you!

After all, I wish you all a very Merry Crafty Christmas with your love ones!

Happy Merry Crafting!

 

 

FSJ Blog Hop – Once Upon A Time

Happy Blog Hop! This is the first blog hop with FSJ x Spellbinders!

This is so very exciting!

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My kids start counting down for the Holiday! They start working on their never ending wish lists and (of course) keep changing their minds too ! hahaha! My boy has been telling me he wants to get more books!

That’s how I have this Once Upon A Time “book” idea for this blog hop.

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Let me break down the steps into 2 parts.

Part 1 – Once Upon A Time Book Cover:

  1. Trim Pomegranate Splash Cardstock to 8 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, score at 3 3/4″, 3 7/8″ , 4 7/8″ and 5″. Fold them and check if the FSJ Scenic Tray would fit well.  The size of the tray may vary, please adjust the score line as needed.31008256_unknown31008240_unknown   31008272_unknown
  2. Trim 2  Pomegranate Splash Cardstock to  3 5/8″ x 6 5/8″ as a backing to hide the ribbon.
  3. Die cut the FSJ Window View Die with Black Licorice Cardstock .  Use yellow shade panpastel from Party Pop Panpastels to create lighting background on a Whip Cream Cardstock .img_9444
  4. Adhere a piece of vellum on the window frame, let it dry.  Die cut 4 circles with the 2nd smallest circle die from Journey Circles Die Set to create a simple window curtain effect.  Use foam squares to pop the window, then adhere the window on the book cover.                                                           img_9447  img_9448
  5. Stamp “Once Upon A Time” from Princess Wishes Stamp Set and heat set it with silver embossing power on black cardstock.  I use a thick marker to roll the banner and add one foam square to one side only to create the wavy look.
  6. Add a strip of FSJ Silver Sparkle Tape to add some shimmer and shine!
  7. Lastly, add backing with White Liner (double sided tape) and Cocoa Powder Satin ribbon to finish up the book cover.

Part 2 – The Merry Christmas Shadow box.

  1. Carefully emove the tiny hoop from the Scenic Tray.31008288_unknown
  2. Trim 2 black strips – 11″ x 3/4″, and wrap around the Scenic Tray.  I prefer FSJ Journey Craft Glue as I could move around to get it to the perfect position.  If you have a good control with double sided tape, it will do the work too.img_9446
  3. Use Confectionary days panpastels (Phthalo Green Tint and Violet Tint color) to create the background on the A4 whip cream cardstock.  Make sure to cover an area of at least 6″ x 7.5″.  Then cover the entire panpastel background with Clear Pigment Ink Pad, pour Clear Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  It will give you a shimmery glossy texture!!                                                                img_9453  img_9452img_9461 img_9462img_9466
  4. This part maybe a little tricky!   Once cool down, flip over the cardstock and draw the template as follow. Trim each corner out and score along the dashed lines.  Fold against the score line and use craft glue/double sided tape to adhere to the sonic tray.  img_9602
  5. Die cut 3 “Santa Parade Die“, trim the Santa and the boy out.  Trim 2 Christmas trees out and 1 present.  I poop out the present with 1 foam square and pop the Christmas tree 2 times. Stack  3 foam squares to the back of the Santa and the little boy, also along the border.                                         img_9450   img_945131008352_unknown
  6. Die cut 3 “Merry” and “Christmas” from the Santa Parade die. Stack and Glue them together.  Once dry, apply clear pigment ink pad and heat set with FSJ Copper Embossing Powder.31008384_unknown
  7. Die cut a frame from the rectangular die (the 2 largest dies).  Right, it doesn’t completely cover the scenic tray so I use the Silver Sparkle Tape to fill the gap on top and bottom.               31008336_unknown.jpg             FSJ, Fun Stampers Journey, Once Upon A Time, 3d Project, Christmas Craft, Spellbinders, Love of Sparkles, FSJ Creative Team, Shadow Box, Scenic Tray, DIY Story Book Gift
  8. Add a few Journey Sequins Blue Skies  and Rainbow Drops! Yup. that’s about it!
  9. you can keep the box as it or glue it to the book cover from Part 1.

 

I hope you all enjoy this blog hop.  A little different from a classic card.  With the holiday coming up, I hope you get to try this.  Again, please keep hopping for more Holiday Projects from my lovely teammates.
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Kazan Clark    Lezlye Lauterbach   Carrie Rhoades

Marty McGee

SUPPLIES LIST:  (Click Link to SHOP)

Spellinders – Santa Parade Die   

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FSJ –Princess Wishes Stamp Set /Window View Die / Silver Sparkle Tape / Confectionary days panpastels / Party Pop PanpastelsScenic Tray / Clear Pigment Ink Pad / Clear Embossing Powder / Silver Embossing Powder / Copper Embossing Powder / Cocoa Powder Satin / Journey Sequins Blue Skies / Rainbow DropsBlack Licorice Cardstock/ Pomegranate Splash Cardstock / Whip Cream Cardstock/ Journey Vellum / Cozy Winter Prints / Journey Rectangles Die / Journey Scoring Board / Journey Foam (SM) / Journey Foam (MD) / Craft Glue / White Liner /Journey Circles Die Set

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Thank you for Stopping by and Happy Crafting!

FSJ Creative Team Blog Hop – Mixed Media with DIY Hoop

Welcome to MY VERY VERY FIRST Blog Hop! Yup, my first blog hop as a member of the FSJ Creative Team! Woo hoo!   The Team were told to share a project that would represent our own unique style.  Did you hop over from the amazing talented lady “Carrie Rhoades ? or maybe from FSJ Blog ? Anyhow, I am sure these blogs will keep your weekend very crafty-busy!  

It took me sometime to brain storm a project to share.  I know I love scrapbooking with lot of embellishments and I love to add on some fun elements to my layout.  I decided to pick one of the new product from the 2018-2019 FSJ Inspiration Book and Catalog, “The DIY HOOP“.  A pack of DIY Hoop comes with 6, for less than $6!! NO WAY! Best Deal Ever!

Here is the project I would love to share!

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I have broken this project into 2 levels, “Intro” and “Intermediate”, base on your comfort level plus the supplies you have at home.

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Intro Level 1 – One Single DIY Hoop

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Steps:

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FSJ Mix Media with DIY Hoop

  1. Use the largest DIY hoop and trace it on the canvas, fussy cut it out. Make sure trace the outside circle of the hoop, not the inside so you have room to adhere the canvas to the hoop.
  2. Grab some FSJ  Modeling Paste and mix it with the Rose Gold PanPastel powder. Add powder in a small portion, mix well and add little by little for darker color.
  3. Use FSJ Spatula and spread the mixed modeling paste over Flower Power Stencils.
  4. Immediately clean your stencils with baby wipe or wet towel while waiting the paste to be dried.
  5. Once dried, adhere the canvas to the DIY Hoop using FSJ Craft Glue (Must Have!!)
  6. Die cut a small leaf and smaller flower from “Blooming Details Die Sets” and “Bloom Cluster Die” using vellum.  Color the small flower with Rose Gold PanPastel.  Adhere them to the DIY Hoop.
  7. Add 2 flowers from Vintage Burst and one peaches and cream Meadow flower with the Craft Glue.
  8. Then finish it up with a Natural Twine multi-loop bow.
  9. Add Sentiment and/or wallet size photo.

Not bad right?  Let’s try Level 2 ! Actually,  you have done half of the work already!

Intermediate Level 2 – 3 Hoops on Canvas

  1. Layout everything on canvas to get a draft design; take a picture with your cellphone so you can remember where things go.
  2. Spread modeling paste randomly over the canvas with Ring Stacks Stencil; let it dry and go clean the stencil!! You don’t want the paste to dry on your stencil! It is easier to clean when it is still wet!
  3. Mix Rose Gold PanPastel (small portion at a time) with Whip Cream Acrylic paint, add some water to dilute the paint to achieve water-color look.img_7408  img_7409img_7413  img_7414
  4. Start painting over canvas, recommend to practice where it will be covered by the large DIY hoops.
  5. Then add Oatmeal cookies Acrylic Paint (also add water to dilute the paint).
  6. Flick both diluted oatmeal and rose gold paint brush to add droplet over the layout.
  7. I also used Gold Silk for one last touch. Let it all dry, or use heat gun to dry it.img_7415 img_7417
  8. Stamp the Ballerina image from Dance Life Stamp Set with clear pigment ink pad and heat set it with Black Embossing powder.
  9. I stamped a bow from Build-A-Wreath Stamp set on vellum and heat set with white embossing powder, fussy cut it out. I did the same to the flowers, but with white embossing powder over oatmeal cookies cardstock.  I die cuts 4 leaves from Bloom Details Die, 2 colored with the diluted paints.  I heat set 2 of them with copper embossing powder.                                                                   img_7422  img_7418
  10. Then glue all the hoops and embellishment on the layout. It can be any kind of embellishment you have at home.  There is no right or wrong.  The key is color coordination.  You can add less or more depending on your preference.  Once everything is dry, it is ALL DONE!!!!

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Hope you all like it! Thank You for stopping by and keep hopping to the next one: 

Jill Hilliard  – Jill has something stinkin’ cute to share! All I can say is “Get yourself ready for the Holiday with Gnome”! Hurry and check it out! You will totally love her cards and her dogs (well at least I do! lol).

In case you are lost from hopping around, here is the master list for all the blogs: 

Jenny Watson    Marty McGee    Alissa Hall   Kazan Clark

Lezlye Lauterbach    Carrie Rhoades     Jill Hilliard 

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Intro Level  – Supply List: DIY Hoops / Meadow flowerJourney Twine Natural  / Canvas Sheet / Modeling Paste / Rose Gold PanPastel / Spatula / Flower Power Stencils / Craft Glue / Blooming Details Die Sets / Bloom Cluster Die / Vellum / Vintage Burst

Intermediate Level  – Additional Supply List: Oatmeal Cooke Acrylic Paint / Whip Crem Acrylic Paint / Dance Life Stamp Set / Clear Pigment Ink Pad / Black Embossing Powder / Cooper Embossing Powder / Detailed Foliage / Build-A-Wreath Stamp Set / Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock / Bloom Palette / Square Paint Brush / Vagabond Chips / Fashion GoldRing Stacks Stencil

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