Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fun Weekend at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo -Chantilly!

I had a great time at Stamp and Scrapbook Expo-Chantilly this weekend!  I volunteered on Thursday and got to meet many of the wonderful staff.  Friday and Saturday were spent shopping and cropping.  So my next few entries will highlight some of the products I bought and projects I worked on at the crop.

One of my favorite booths (there were many favorites) was It's Cheaper than Therapy.  I bought a few pop up card dies that just looked so fun.  They are Elizabeth Craft dies designed by Karen Burniston.  The first one I am using is the Anita Frames Pop-up.

The dies makes the most adorable card and I think I will make Christmas cards with it.  I started by using some scraps to try it out, but I really need a wedding card for an upcoming wedding so I completed this card.  The paper is a champagne metallic and a gold, both from The Paper Cut, another great vendor at the show. The saying is from B.Y.O.P. by Stampin' Up, embossed in gold.  The champagne glasses are a Taylored Expressions little bits die- champagne flutes.

The cover is stamped with a Stampin' Up stamp from The New Two, and embossed with gold embossing powder.

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Graduation Card

So I can't believe that it has been over a year since I have posted anything on this blog.  Time sure does fly!  Since my last post my youngest 2 children (the twins) have graduated from college.

So since it is graduation season I will show you my latest graduation card.  This is one I made for students at the high school I teach at.  Personalized paper for our high school was purchased from Scrapbook Customs.

I love making shaker cards with the Fuse tool.  I use the same die that cuts out the black stitched circle as a guide to seal the acetate pocket. The pocket is filled with chunky glitter, little graduation caps, and swirls which are both cut from Taylored Expressions dies.  The large graduation cap and diploma on the outside of the circle are also cut from Taylored Expressions dies. Once the pocket is assembled I embossed the year onto white paper, glued it and the shaker over the patterned paper.

The "Class of is embossed in gold also.  It is from the same stamp set as the year from The Stamps of Life.

Materials used:
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