Hi!

Here is a sneak peek of a project that has been posted today on the Hero Arts blog:

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For this project I used a fun Cutting Die set by Lia called : Poinsettia.  Please click HERE to see the complete post.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

Hi there! The Spellbinders Celebra’tions by Richard Garay is a very complete collection of amazing products. This time my card features three of those products: Fringed Garland Die Template, Many Words Clear Polymer Stamps, and Solid Cardstock colors.  I have to say that one of the things that I love the most about this collection is the happy colors :)

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To create this card I created a rectangular panel with Whirl White card stock. Then, I diagonally stamped the word “Celebrate” several times to create a background. I used different colors of Ink to make it more interesting (Odacious Orange, Pixie Play, Cool Caribbean.) Next, I stamped the word “Life” with Berry Black ink, and I splattered a little bit of Silk Luster (Luscious Lime and Cool Caribbean) over the background. After that, I die cut a piece of Whirl White card stock with the Fringed Garland Die. Instead of using this as a garland, I used it to create a woven detail for my card along with three thin strips of different colors of card stock :)

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Because I was challenged to use only the featured products for my project, I also used the Fringed Garland Die to make a couple of flowers as embellishments for my card.

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I die-cut  a piece of Whirl White card stock with Fringed Garland Die. Then, I cut one of the long sides with a craft knife and a ruler (about 3/4″ from the edge) I used a paint brush handle to make the garland into a roll. I placed the roll over a glue dot.

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I pressed the roll against glue dot firmly.  I also wrapped the glue dot around the base using the release liner to avoid touching the glue dot. Then I started to extend the outer “petals” one by one towards the center.  At the end, I removed the glue dot release paper, and I adhered the flower onto the card. I used enamel dots as flower centers. For better results, you can secure the enamel dot with a mini glue dot.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a fun Halloween weekend. For the first time in ten years, I missed it! Saturday was a rainy day, and I decided to go to Ikea around noon to look for a new desk chair and other things for my craft space. Well, Ikea is kind of far away from my house, and I spent more time there than what I should have, so when we came back there were no more kids outside :( I felt bad, and the worst part is, I still have the candy. Fortunately, the school is collecting candy for the veterans, so I will take the candy to school soon :) Different target with the same good intention, right?

Anyways, today I am sharing a Christmas card, featuring products from the Hero Arts 2015 Holiday Catalog. The set that I used is called Color Layering Wreath.

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I stamped a card base with Candy Stripes Bold Prints withForever Shadow Ink. Then, on a white rectangle, I stamp-layered with the wreath with different colors of ink. The sentiment was simply stamped with Black Dye Ink, and then I put a red card stock mat under the stamped rectangle. Next, I adhered the panel to the card base.  Last,   I added Glossy Accents details that I sprinkled with glitter, and some gemstones here and there.

supplies

Color Layering Wreath
Soft Green Shadow Ink
Lime Green Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Forever Green Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Butter Bar Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Cup O’Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
Ruby Dye Ink
Black Dye Ink
Candy Stripes Bold Prints
Gemstones
Snow Layering Paper
Foliage Layering Paper

Others:
Red Cardstock, Spellbinders Celebra’tions by RG Pierced Rectangles, Glossy Accents, Glitter.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another card.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a Make Live Share project. If you are wondering what that is about, I can tell you that this is a movement that Richard Garay started last year, and  its goal is to inspire others to smile, to share and to create.

To get some inspiration  I watched  a video posted by Richard HERE. On that video he shows how to make a set of Christmas tags and its matching box. Long story short, I loved the idea, but instead of tags, I created a mini Thank You cards set to give to one of my friends at the school where I work. She always has nice things to say to me and to others at school and she is always willing to help.

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Anyways, I created these cards using products from the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay
 along with Fun Stampers Journey products. I made five  3″ x 3″ cards with Oatmeal Cookie card stock. Then, I created 2″ x 3″ rectangles with different solid colors of card stock. After that, I used one of the stamps included in Brush Strokes, to add some visual texture to the solid panels. I adhered the panels over the card fronts.  Next, I die cut the fun banners using the Banner Trio die templates along with solid colors of card stock, and adhered them over the color panels.

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I stamped the “thank you” sentiment (My Friend stamp set) over thin strips of  Whip Cream card stock and Berry Black Ink. Then, I adhered them over the banners. Next, using different colors of Celebrations Fusion Ink, I stamped the small flowers  and centers from the Just Because stamp set, and die cut the images. I adhered the center to the flower with a mini Journey foam square, and then, the flower to the card, with another foam square.

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At the end, I put Stickles over the centers, and Journey Glaze on the petals and center as well. Additionally,  I embellished the cards with some clear gemstones.  Finally, I created matching envelopes for the cards.

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In order to give these cards to my friend Christine, I created a gift box. I am including a video so you can see how I put everything together:


Well, the whole idea of this movement is fantastic. I hope you feel inspired to create something that can make others smile, and maybe they can also feel inspired to create :)

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My friend Christine didn’t expect this little something from me, so she was very excited to get these cards. I made her smile, and that made me smile too.

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Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

Hi!

Today I have a card to share with you which features some Hero Arts products from the  2015 Holiday Collection. The set that i chose for this card is called Joyful Tidings Tag Set by Lia. This set includes a metal die-cut along with some sentiments. To create my card,  instead of using the set to create a tag, I used the ornament shape as the focal point of my card.

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First, I created the background using a cling stamp named Garland Bold Prints along with Brass embossing powder over a Kraft panel. After that,  I die-cut the ornament shape from red card stock, and I cut out a circle from white cardscotk (matching the size of the ornament shape). I put Versamark ink directly over the white circle, and I heat-embossed it using Brass embossing powder. Then, I adhered the circle behind the ornament, and I put it onto the card with foam tape. Next, on a white cardtstock strip, I heat-embossed the word “Cheer”, and I adhered it over the ornament shape. Last, I embellished the card with gold cord and red gemstones.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another card.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a card that features some amazing products from the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay. I have to say that the stamp set that I used for this card is one of my favorites from this collection, just because I love coffee! Every morning I have to start my day with a cup of coffee.  If I don’t have it, I don’t function correctly ;)

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I began, by creating a card base from Captivating Coral card stock. Then, I used the Confetti Plate to die cut the background from SFJ Halzelnut Blend card stock. After that, I die-cut the Pierce Circle  from ButterCream card stock and I adhered it with Journey Foam Squares onto the card front.

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Then,  I cut the text bubble using a fun die template called Tag That! and Luscious Lime card stock. The stamp set that I used is called Cup for Two. I stamped one of the sentiments over the text bubble with  SFJ Halzelnut Blend ink and I adhered it to the card with Journey Foam Squares.

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Next, I stamped the polkadot cup with Totally Tangerine ink over a piece of FSJ ButterCream card stock. Then, I cut it out with Details Pro Shears (detail scissors) and adhered the shape with Journey Foam Squares over the pierced circle. I embellished the card with a heart shape  covered with Journey Glaze over the cup, and some enamel dots.

supplies

Spellbinders Clebra’tions by RG
Cup for Two Clear Polymer Stamps
Confetti Plate Die Template
Pierce Circles Die Templates
Tag That! Die Templates
Assorted Solids 8.5″ x 11″ Cardstock
Totally Tangerine True Color Fusion Ink

Fun Stampers Journey Products
Halzelnut Blend cardstock
Halzelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink
ButterCream
Journey Foam Squares
Journey Glaze

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing my first project as a team member of the Richard Garay’s Make Amazing Design Team. As you know we were in Phoenix for a few days to learn lots of new information, we also had the opportunity to play in the Journey Station craft room. There, we created a fun Make Live Share project using products from the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay along with Fun Stampers Journey products.

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Make Live Share is a movement that Richard started with the idea of encouraging crafters and people in general to create projects and share them with others. Richard has been posting fun videos on his YouTube Channel with lots of fabulous ideas. If you want to watch some of those videos, please click HERE.

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Our project consisted in making an 8 x 8″ photo frame using products from the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection by Richard Garay. The base was a thick piece of wood that was painted, and then covered with patterned paper. After that, we used a canvas square to put the main elements, card stock, embellishments, stamps, etc. While we were making this project, we learned about many Fun Stampers Journey products, including some amazing tools.

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I have to say that working amongst these talented designers was kind of intimidating, but I also can say that it was a great experience. It gave us the chance to know each other a little bit better, and learn from each other. While we were working, a video was made too. You can watch it here:

Richard has an open invitation for everybody to participate in the Make Live Share movement. Please click HERE to learn more about it.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another card.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

Hi!

Here is a sneak peek of my card that today has been posted on the Hero Arts blog:

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This card features a cute Holiday Stamp & Cut set called Winter Penguin along with other  fabulous products by Hero Arts. Please click HERE to see the complete post.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

Hello everyone!

I am back today to share another Holiday card using Hero Arts products. The set that my card features is called Winter Bear by Lia.  This set includes many cute images, along with a couple of matching metal die-cuts. I want to point out that Lia’s Collection is amazing. If you haven’t seen it yet, please be sure to check it out on the Hero Arts 2015 Holiday Catalog :)

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I began by stamping a a card base with a large background stamp called Candy Stripes Bold Prints using Tide Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink.  Then,  I stamped the little bear and pine tree with Black ink. I colored the tree with a green marker. I also stamped a little yellow star on top of the tree. I complemented the cute scene with a sentiment included in Happy Merry Messages by Lia which is another “must have set”. The mama bear was stamped and die-cut with its matching die, and I foam mounted it onto the stamped panel.  Next, I adhered the panel onto the card base and I embellished it with gemstones, Stickles and silver cord.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another card.

Thanks for stopping by  :) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

Hi!

If you haven’t seen it yet, here is a sneak peek of my card that it was posted today on the Hero Arts blog :

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This card features a couple of Holiday sets called Holiday Branches and Holiday Greetings. Please click HERE to see the complete post.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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