Welcome to the 32nd Edition Release Blog Hop!
"My Birthday Month FREEBIE"
Since this was Emma's Birthday month, she wanted to do something EXTRA SPECIAL for this release! She is giving away this FUN new "Social Media Dies" to the FIRST 150 shoppers! YEP, you heard that right, this set will go to the FIRST 150 shoppers for FREE! You do NOT have to add it in your cart, Emma & her shipping crew will automatically include it in your pkg, ONLY to the first 150 shoppers! IF you happen to come through AFTER the 150th shopper, no worries because this will be available for sale!
Emma, knows there will be questions on whether YOU made the first 150?
AFTER the 150 shoppers come through, then you will see this set available for PURCHASE along w/the new release items!
***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the "My Creative Time" store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale that is starting RIGHT NOW! Use the code: MAY2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! Sale ends on June 6th @ midnight PST!
Welcome! You should have arrived here from Veronica.
Yea!!! It's blog hop day! I have seen so many awesome things this week and it has been a lot of fun being back on Emma's team....even if only for this week. This team has put together some super cute stuff. And for me today, I have a shaker card to show you.
In case you couldn't tell by my blog name, I love dragonflies! Even have a tattoo of one on my foot! So, of course, I chose to use that die. Let's get to it.
I don't usually pat myself on the back, but I absolutely love how this card came out! So, first off...I played around with watercolors after taking an online card class. I cut the dragonflies from that, and it sort of became the color theme for this card.
I cut the scalloped large circle first, then chose one of the other circles that would give me the size frame I wanted and cut that. Then I began to stamp a floral wreath all around, using shades of lilacs and greens. Had to see, but used Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to add a bit of glitz and gloss to some of the flowers.
I added some gems to the bodies of the dragonflies.Aren't those sequins pretty?!
I cut a strip of paper wide enough for the sentiment I chose. Then I carefully figured out where on the scallop frame piece it should go to be straight, and then cut the edge with that die, so it perfectly matched the frame. I glued the left edge down and used a foam square on the other. Added a few tiny pearls.
I then cut a piece of acetate cut with the scalloped die and glued it right to the back or the card front. I then did two layers of foam tape to pop it up enough for the sequins to move freely. My trick to not get the sequins sticking to the sides of the foam tape is this. I put a small bit of baby powder on my work surface and carefully brush the sides of the foam tape, all the way around. This way the sequins won't stick and will shake freely.
I cut a circle shaped card base using my Cameo slightly larger than the scalloped piece. I put a small pile of sequins down, and carefully set the frame piece over top, taking care to center it. Then pushed down good so the bound was tight. I finished if off with a bit of white gel pen accents.
Want to try this for yourself? Here's what you will need.
Pretty Butterflies & Dragonfly Dies ~ New Release
Live, Love, Laugh, And Be Happy ~ New Release
Bunch Of Fun Circle Dies ~ New Release
Have fun playing with whatever you decide to get from this release...it's all wonderful!!!