Friday, June 29, 2012

Marley van der Heijden

Prima Marketing Say It in Pearls
Prima Marketing Flowers
Prima Marketing Pebbles
Melissa Frances Metal Treasure

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tanja Ludwig

Notepad sideview

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Independence Day Featured Designer Challenge by Ute Thenert

Don´t they look deeply content? It seems that they have had a good and lovely meal!
This 4th of July card I embellished with the new, available dies from Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts, DC 0237 rounded squares and DC 0264 stars Border. They are very practically because they cut more than one square or star at a time.  So you will always have these die cuts in reserve. Those basic forms allow creating many embellishments in combination with other die cuts or just using alone. Here the die cuts define the whole card.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Independence Day Featured Designer Challenge By Mary Pfaff

MaryMaryCrafts ~ Mailbox File
Close To My Heart ~ White Core Red Card Stock
Georgia Pacific ~ White Card Stock
Ranger ~ Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distress Ink
Tsukineko ~ Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Studio G ~ Stamp
Recollections ~ ¼” Permanent Adhesive Tape
Misc.: Small brads, stars, Red & Blue Tulle, Kisses

Cut Mailbox file from red card stock.
Sand all pieces.
Fold at perforations.
Adhere long strip along long edge (with hole) of rectangle.
On base add adhesive to side flaps, and around curve of both ends.
Adhere small side of rectangle piece (with hole) to one side flap.
Adhere small perforations on end of rectangle piece to curved end of base.
Adhere remaining small side of rectangle piece to second side flap of base.
Adhere long strip with perforations to remaining curved end along edge, then adhere curved piece on top of curved end on base.
Fold small strip with six holes in half. Adhere together to make flagpole.
Stamp image. Ink edges. Adhere to red flag.
Place flag pole with brads then to mailbox. Decorate.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Independence Day Featured Designer Challenge by Tanja Ludwig

Magnolia Mini World "Bon Voyage Tilda", CC-Shape-3-021 Quickutz "Nesting Stars", DA0238 Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts "Manhattan" 4x4 Alphabet

Friday, June 22, 2012

Independence Day Featured Designer Challegnge by Sabine Schroll

whimsy die DC0251
Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts (DC0173) Nesting Star

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Featured Designer Challenge by Ute Thenert

Photo Card Trauben-Hyazinthe
Today I have the honor to make the monthly tutorial as the featured designer.

I thought I will show how you can craft a quick and easy card.  This so easy that this can be done by children too, maybe as a birthday card for mom?

The supplies you will need are as followed:
Vanilla cardstock, 14x14cm
Lilac cardstock, 13x13cm
2 pieces of tissue paper, rose and light yellow
Raffia ribbon, light green, olive green
Lilac ribbon
"Floral Doily" Die - DR0247 Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts
Scissor, glue, pearl pen 

Step 1
So, let’s start!

Cut down two pieces about 3cm from the light green raffia ribbon. Spread them out
A little bit in the middle and form 2 leaves.
Step 2
Glue the lilac cardstock centered on the vanilla card and to the left side the doily.
Now cut two pieces of olive green raffia ribbon for the stem and also glue them
With the leaves on the card as shown in the photo.

Step 3

Cut a stripe about 4cm from the tissue paper, each color and cut this into little
pieces. All these pieces bowl in your palms for making many pellets of paper.

Step 4
When done, stick them as a blossom for the stem on the card. They can be arranged in all forms.
Adhere the lilac ribbon along the bottom edge and a little bit over the stems.
For additional embellishments you can use phrase stickers or how I did, a tag with a phrase, half pearls by using a pearl pen, and extant pellets of paper. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mary Pfaff

Money Holder Card & Envelope
MaryMaryCrafts ~ Money Holder Card & Envelope File
DCWV ~ Green Mini Diamond Plaid Patterned Paper
Georgia Pacific ~ White Card Stock
Stampendous ~ Happy Birthday Stamp
Color Box ~ Black Pigment Ink
Sparkle-N-Sprinkle ~ EP Detail Black Embossing Powder
Misc.: ¼” White Satin Ribbon, 1” Black Sheer Ribbon, Small Tools
Cut Money Holder Card & Envelope file from white card stock. Fold and adhere together.
Cut patterned paper @ 6 1/8” x 2 5/8”. Adhere to front of card
Adhere ribbon across front of card.
Stamp image on white card stock. Emboss and heat. Cut out. Adhere to right side of card.
Tie Tools together. Adhere to card.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wendy Mind

Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts (L-002) Nesting Squares Rnd
garden die DC0275

Monday, June 11, 2012

Tanja Ludwig

Rev-0113 Quickutz Castle

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wendy Mind

Today’s project is a quick and easy to make birthday card. I brought this lovely jade colored cardstock a while ago and I just love using it with white cardstock to make it stand out.

I used the Spring Flowers die from the Lifestyle Crafts latest release to make the center piece on the card. I used one of the lovely nesting frame dies to layer the card up.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wendy Mind

Today project is a floral birthday card using my favorite color, pink!!

I have used the new Lifestyle crafts floral dies and they are soooo cute. I love the way they fold and have an amazing 3D effect. For the center of the large flower I used the Nesting Pinking Circles from the CHA Release.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sabine Schroll

Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts (L-001) Nesting Circles
Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts (Shape-09) Baby Boy

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ute Thenert

Cameo cut - Tag 4 / Cameo cut - swirl / Quickutz die - bird / Quickutz die - wildflower

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Wendy Minds

This project has been made using the new Lifestyle Crafts Release. I picked the butterfly as it is so beautiful and thought it would make a lovely wedding card. It could be an invitation, a congratulations or a special birthday card.

I cut out the butterfly twice, one in cream and once in silver mirror card. I then offset the wings so they effectively have a shadow.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sabine Schroll

Nesting Frame #9 Die DC0287
Garden Die DC0275
Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts (RS-0440) Leaves Die

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mary Pfaff

Dress Up Crown & Wand


Lifestyle Crafts ~ Brocade (DC-0273), Floral Doily (DC-0247), White Chipboard
Brilliance ~ Galaxy Gold Pigment Ink
Stampendous ~ Clear Embossing Powder
Fabric Barn ~ 7/8” Sheer Old Gold Ribbon
Misc.: Gems, Ribbon, Stick

For Crown: Cut four chipboard pieces from Brocade die and one from Floral Doily die. Adhere Floral Doily to center of one of the Brocade pieces. Trim off excess. Adhere one more Brocade piece overlapping one end. Ink and emboss. Add Gems with hot glue gun. Now adhere ends to make circle. Adhere two remaining pieces to inside of circle. Trimming off extra length. (This gives extra support to headpiece.)
For Wand: Cut two Floral Doily die pieces from chipboard. Adhere together. Ink and emboss. Add gems. Add ribbon around stick. Adhere to Floral Doily with hot glue gun. Tie bow.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Heidi Taprell

Quickutz Heart Die - REV-0082 & Luxury Stack Pearlized Card

ute Thenert

Friday, June 1, 2012

Mary Pfaff

Chinese To-Go Box
MaryMaryCrafts ~ Chinese To-Go Box
World Win ~ Light Ocean Blue Card Stock
Sizzix ~ Graduation Hat Embossing Folder
Ranger ~ Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distress Ink
Misc.: Wire, Cording
Cut Chinese To-Go Box file from cardstock. Fold. Adhere together.
Emboss four Graduation Hats. Hand cut around edge.
Ink edges of box and Graduation Hats.
Adhere Hats to sides of box with mount foam.
Push wire through cording. Place through holes on sides of box. Bend ends inside box to hold handle. Tie bow.