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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I hope you enjoy this Easter Blessing Blog Hop!

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Keep Hop Hop Hop to the next blog (Jill Hilliard)!!!

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

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!