FSJ Creative Team – Easter Blessing Blog Hop

Hi Hi! It is time for FSJ Creative Team Blog Hop! It is truly the time to say Hop Hop Hop for our Easter Blessing Blog HOP! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Easter, the color, the flowers, and all the cute little bunnies.  Best of all, we get to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

I am so excited to share few projects with few of the newly released FSJ Easter Stamps and dies.  Right, they are available starting Today (2/15/2019)!!

1. Baby Bow Die (DI-0526) Project: 

You couldn’t believe how many baby bow I die cut once I received the baby bow die! I die cut many of them to create different combinations.  They are so cute, great for cards/tags, wrapping a gift, even paper clips or hair pieces! So many possibility!  Here is a quick review of few different combo, my little baby bow index card:

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The first card I want to share is not using the bow die to make a bow, but instead to create some cute flowers!

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The Sparkly Step:

  1. Die cut the baby bow 3 times (per flower) and glue the top bow with FJS Craft Glue.  Once it is dried, cut it into half.  I use FSJ mini wooden clothespins to hold the bow together while drying.  They are so handy!!!Easter Card, Easter Blessing, Fun Stampers Journey, Baby Bow Die, Easter Blessing, die cut, paper craft, Spellbinders, Creative Design Team
  2. then cut a small scrap (1/2″ x 1/2″ would do) and glue 5 half-bow together (5 petals).img_3374   img_3375
  3. Let it dry and add Sweet Candy Drops (the big dot) in the middle.
  4. Die Cut Bloom Cluster (DI-0163) and trim it down and use it as the stem. I color the stem with Cool Pool Liquid Color (IP-0140).
  5. I die cut some grass from Border Details (DI-0147) with Fresh Sage CardStock
  6. Trim a 4″ x 5 1/8″ card from the New Create and Bloom Prints (PP-0067), place the 2nd largest Journey Oval Die and cut a window out. (save the oval for another project).
  7. Assemble the card on a top fold Tin Pail card base, and add a sentiment from Hope Anchors (SS-0546).
  8. to finish the card, I flick a few drop of sparkle silk (optional).img_3376

List of Supplies: Baby Bow Die (DI-0526), Create and Bloom Prints (PP-0067), Border Details (DI-0147), Hope Anchors Stamp Set (SS-0546), Hope Anchors Die (DI-0400), Bloom Cluster DieJourney Ovals (DI-0042), FSJ Craft glue (AD-0111), Sweet Candy Drops (AC-0275), Watermelon Fusion Card Stock, Haystack Card Stock, Pretty Amethyst Card Stock, Tin Pail Card Stock, Whip cream card stock, Fresh Sage Card Stock, black Licorice Ink Pad, Sparkle Silk, Boho Trim (AC-0362).

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 2. Miss Whiskers ATS (AT-0346) Project:

This is such a cute bunny that you could do so much to it! If you have the new Easter Blessing catalog, you will find her with a pair of glasses too! That is my favorite one!!! She is so pretty that I stamp her all over and color it! lol! A simple clean card was the first card it did.

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Then I colored 6 of her and fussy cutting her out and layer her flower crown.

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I also tried to frame her up (Ornamental Label die, use the 2nd and 3rd largest die) and add a vintage touch (Decor Blooms AC-0232) to it.

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Which one do you like most? I vote for the first one myself.

List of supplies: Miss Whiskers ATS (AT-0346), Create and Bloom Prints (PP-0067), Ornamental Label (DI-0036), Decor Blooms (AC-0232), Pearls (AC-0024), Journey Vellum (PP-0044), Silver Sparkle Tap (AC-0259)

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3. Bouns Projects (with left over oval die cut).

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I wasn’t plan to create these 2 cute little easter egg basket tags.  I didn’t want to waste the oval that got cut out! I grab the Border Basics and tried to “CRACK” the egg.  The die did the magic and I tried to use up the left over grass from the first card.img_3364  img_3365img_3366

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Then I added a handle from cutting 2 circles out, cut the ring into 4 equal pieces.  Hide the gap between the handle with a baby bow! it is a sure cute tag to add on to the easter basket. Or hey, use it on a card!!! Just remember, scrap is the best thing for quick turn around projects!  I always try to be a zero waste crafter (which is not easy!!)

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List of supplies: Journey Ovals (DI-0042), Journey Circle (DI-0039), Border Basic (DI-0144), Border Details (DI-0147), Baby Bow Die (DI-0526)

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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  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

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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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FSJ – Follow Your Heart Launch Party

Follow Your Heart Craft Project! That is something FSJ does before launching a new Collection! Check out these 2 YouTube Link to learn more about this Fun Craft Party! I ordered mine and can’t wait to get it! Order before Nov 14th and you can receive extra Goodies!

There are 2 Kits for you to choice from! I got the Plus Kit as I can’t wait to make the cute 3D project!  You can click HERE to get more information about this awesome party!


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Ready to Order yours? Click on the Kit you want and you can order from there!

Follow Your Heart Basic Kit
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Follow Your Heart Plus Kit
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I hope you can join me for all the fun! Thanks for Stopping By!

Have a Sparkly Day!

 

Fall Blog Hop with Embossing Folder

Blog Hop Time 😘Anything and Everything Fall! Where did you Fall from?

I hope you are not Falling like my craft room! I am remodeling my craft space and it is a MADNESS over here! I can’t believe how many junk I have been collecting over the pass 2 DECADES! This will be the best time to do a Fall Cleaning before the holiday.  I will share more when the remodeling is done!

This month I want to focus on one thing and I pick a simple embossing folder (EF), Changing Season EF, to share with you all. 3 ways to use the Embossing Folder for 4 Falling Fall Cards (try to say it very fast, 😝)

1st Falling Way: Classic Embossing

We all know embossing folder is usually affordable, easy to use, and great way to add texture on the card. I simply emboss the card base directly and add a few magic touch to finish one quick Fall Card. I think we all get this one. The trick is precut, score, and run the cardstock through the machine. You can use masking tape to position the card to avoid shifting during embossing.

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List of Supply: 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ card base, Changing Season EF, Pumpkin Bread Cardstock (CS-0098)Hazelnut Blend cardstock, Pretty Leaves Die Set (Host Exclusives, message me for details), Corrugated Stock (3″ x 1″), Fashion Gold, Gold Friendship Sequins, Boho Trim, Oatmeal Cookies Cardstock, Hello Fall Stamp Set, Gold Silk, Bronze Silk

Another trick is to emboss a few different color cardstocks and then trim them into strips.  You can get few cards done in one go!   I rearrange the strips and pop them out with foam squares. I also apply the Copper PanPastel to add a shimmy look.

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You can add PanPastel to the natural twine to match the background too.  I used Copper Embossing Powder to heat set “Hello Fall” sentiment on vellum.

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List of Supply: A2 Top Fold card base, Changing Season EF, Whip Cream Cardstock, Grape Fusion Cardstock, Raspberry Berry Cardstock, Journey Vellum, Copper PanPastel, Natural Twine, Foam Squares, Clear Pigment Ink Pad, Copper Embossing Powder, Journey Craft Glue  Hello Fall Bundle

2nd Falling Way: Water Color Embossing

I call this a mini mixed media card! I used FSJ color splash A2 cardstock, liquid color and FSJ Gold Leaf Foil.

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I added tiny drops of water color directly on top of the EF, then mist it with water.  MAKE sure apply water color on the side that has “FSJ” logo so it will pick up the color better.  I use a clean paint brush to blend and even out the color. img_8249  img_8250

Carefully place the water splash cardstock inside the EF, use masking tape if needed.

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I flick some sparkle silk and use heat gun to dry it.  Once dried, trim it to fit in A2 Cardbase.  I use FSJ Craft Glue and randomly adhere the FSJ Gold Leaf Foil.  Make sure your hand is clean, dry and dust free.  Leaf Foil can be pretty messy if you don’t handle them correctly.  This leaf foil can also easily fly around!  A clean brush comes in handy as you pad the leaf down to the cardstock.  Let it dry and use the clean brush to brush off the extra leaf foil.
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Lastly, die cut 4 “fall” from Snapshot Frames Die Cut and glue them together with craft glue.  Once dry, place clean pigment ink pad on top and heat set it with Gold Embossing Powder. Make sure don’t burn your fingers!!! Die cut a leaf from Snapshot Frames Die Cut, apply little clear pigment, sprinkle gold embossing powder, and heat set it.

you can click here for another Gold Leaf Foil Project

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List of Supply: A2 Top Fold card base,Changing Season EF, Whip Cream Cardstock, Grape Fusion Cardstock (3/4″ x 4″), Journey Vellum(1″ x 3 3/4″), Lavender Fusion Cardstock, Snapshot Frames Die Cut, Rainbow Drop, Silver & Gold Leaf Foils, Gold Embossing Powder, Clear Pigment Ink Pad, Journey Craft Glue  Hello Fall Bundle, Lavender Fusion Liquid Color, watermelon fusion liquid color, Color Splash Watercolor sheet

3rd Falling Way: Use it as a background Stamp

I highly recommend you to try this last, as it may require little more clean up than the first 2 methods.  Simply use the EF as a background stamp. I use Hazelnut Blend and ink the entire folder (the side without the FSJ logo). Make sure add tons of ink! Also carefully place your cardstock on top and really give even pressure to pick up all ink.

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I die cut a circle (2nd largest Circle from Journey Circle) and use PanPastel to create a background.  I stamp the Turkey with clear pigment ink pad and heat set with “Clear Embossing Powder”.  Let it completely cool down, then heat emboss the “give Thanks” sentiment with Copper Embossing Powder. I also use Copper PanPastel to edge around the cardbase. Then I pop the turkey circle on top of the Doily Die.

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List of Supply: 4.5″ x 4.5″ Hazelnut Blend cardstock, Changing Season EF, Whip Cream Cardstock, Clear Pigment Ink Pad, Journey Craft Glue Corrugated Stock (4.5″ x 1″), Fashion Gold, Gold Friendship Sequins, Boho Trim Bronze Silk, Doily Die, Journey Circle Die (2nd largest circle), Copper PanPastel, Rich Soberts PanPastels, Tom Turkey AT Stamp (AT-0296) (Free AT Stamp with $75 purchase in the month of October 2018)

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Thanks for Falling By! Let me know which card you like the most. I have to say the one with the Gold Leaf Foil! Want more FALL ideas? Click here for more FALL CARDS!

Don’t forget to Keep Hopping and Falling to the next blog!

Jill has a great project to share with you all!

 Jill Hilliard 

Kazan Clark  Lezlye Lauterbach   Carrie Rhoades   

 Jenny Watson    Marty McGee    Alissa Hall 

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Thank You and Have a Sparkly Day!

Bridal Shower Card with a Touch of Gold

I recently attended one of the best bridal shower with a group of amazing ladies and tons of delicious homemade food. You couldn’t believe how much I ate 😂

To shower my friend, I made her a very special card. She is sweet, pretty and caring. I love everything about this young lady. I am very excited her new chapter of life.
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I wanted a touch of gold to upgrade the card. You know it costs $8.99 to get a card with any gold foil out there in the shop 😂.

The Sparkle Steps and Ingredients:

1. A2 top fold black card stock, and trim 1/4″ of the color splash sheet (4 ” x 5 1/4″).

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2. Get some PanPastels (Magenta – from Rich Sorbet PanPastel Palette; Pastel Pink from Confectionary Days PanPastel Palette) in your journey dish and mix it with some whip cream acrylic paint. Use a square brush to paint over the Journey color splash sheer with the 2 mixed pink color paints.  I recommend do one shade at a time. I did the Magenta first then Pastel Pink.  Once done, I also paint over with some whip cream acrylic paint so the 2 colors blend very well together.

3. Flick over sparkle silk and let it dry.

4. I use journey craft glue to adhere the gold lead foil. Press down gently and let it dry. Once dry , use a big clean brush to brush over to remove the extra gold foil leaf.

5. Stamp the bridal image from “dance life” stamp set with clear pigment ink and heat embossed it with copper embossing powder.

6.  Color the stamped image with Magenta PanPastel (over the shadow area only).

7. Add a strip of vellum then I stamp “celebrate” on top of the ribbon with black ink pad. You can use your station stamping tool as You may want need to stamp it again.

8. Adhere the stamped ribbon. I use tape to and stick it at the back of the color splash sheet.

9. Add the biggest flower from Vintage Burst.

Hope you all like it. Thanks for stopping by! Also come back on Monday 10/15/2018!

It is Creative Team Blog Hop Time! I have few cards to share!!!!
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To shop the supply, pls click the following images (and these are my ALL TIME Favorites products!):

Confectionary Days PanPastelsColor Splash Watercolor SheetsSilver &amp; Gold Leaf Foils (Foil Paper)Whip Cream Acrylic Paint

Sparkle SilkCopper Embossing Powder