Happy Birthday Shaker Card

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Hi everyone! I recently made this super cute shaker card for my Mom’s Birthday! To make this card you either need the My Favorite Things Happy Birthday To You Die OR a Silhouette Cameo to make your own die!

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Products used ( Click the picture to purchase):




Sakura KOI MEDIUM WATERBRUSH Water Brush Watercolor #6 xqr-m
Simon Says Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SSS101538

Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82
Clearsnap Colorbox CLEAR Embossing Powder 10175

Simon Says Stamp BIG MOMMA FOAM TAPE ROLL Foam72

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Thankful Avery Elle & Authentique Card

This card was quick, easy and fun to make! I pulled out some pieces I had previously cut on my Silhouette Cameo 2 and this card was born.

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The Authentique Papers are from Classique: Pretty 

The Avery Elle Stamp Set is called Handwritten Notes. I love this stamp set because it has the tiny arrows with words to add as if you were writing it and wanted to add something extra. All of the sentiments are long and horizontal but you can stack them like I did by just inking up the area you want to stamp.

This is what the stamp set looks like:
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I used Versamark embossing ink and some brassy gold embossing powder to make the sentiment really pop.

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New Lawn Fawn in Stock & 25% Off!

Did you know we have over SIXTY Lawn Fawn items in our store? That’s quite a bit!

We just posted some of their newest products for sale including the highly sought after Fairy Friends , Plan On It and Lovable Legends stamp sets! Plus, tons of new dies, inks, and paper.

After you add items to your cart, you will automatically get 25% off at checkout since the entire store is on sale right now!

Don’t wait until all the stamps you want are gone. Click here to get to the store. 

 

Dreamboat Valentine’s Card with Avery Elle Stamps

I had so much fun creating this card and making up techniques as I went along!

This card features the new Stamp set, Dreamboat, by Avery Elle. Remember, our Avery Elle products are currently Buy One, Get One 35% off! You can even mix and match with Memory Box Co. Dies!

On to the card!

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Aren’t they so cute!?

Here’s what I used:

Dreamboat Stamp Set by Avery Elle

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Tim Holtz Distress Markers

Waterbrush

140lb Watercolor Paper 

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Versamagic Black Ink

Teresa Collins Heart Sequins ( Old pack I found at a craft fair. Didn’t see it online)

Lawn Fawn paper from Let’s Polka Mon Amie

The video of making this card will go live tomorrow on our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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Lawn Fawn Christmas Card

I made another Lawn Fawn card last night! I’ll admit that it looks a little bare as far as the background goes. I may have to pull one of my Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrops Stamp Set from stock so I can white emboss some snow on there!

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For the background, I laid down some water and used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals for the sky and Luster Mica Spray Mist for the ground. The dried that and then added some deeper and darker color using Derwent Inktense Blocks. Inktense blocks are permanent when dry so keep that in mind when you are using them.

I colored my images from the Toboggan Together, Baaah Humbug, and Snow Day using the Ergosoft Colored Pencils just like I did in my last post and blended using gamsol and blending stumps.

The presents were colored using Inka Gold for some fun metallic shimmer.

I also used some of the Let’s Bokeh in the Snow Paper from Lawn Fawn in the background.

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We Now Carry Memory Box Dies!

I’m so excited to announce that Intoxicating Arts now carries Memory Box Dies!

We have some great winter dies that we just got posted for sale. We also have a couple stencils as well.

Click here to check out what’s for sale! 

Here’s a few of my favorites:

The Frostyville Border will add a touch of elegant class to any card

Just $11.70

The stitched snowflake circle frame can help you make some great shaker cards! The stitching adds a little something extra.

$18.90

The Sketch Shining Star would look amazing over a manger scene or with an angel!

Just $9.45

The Floral Confetti Stencil would also make some great snow!

$5.50

I’ll stop there or I’ll end up posting all of them . Check out all of the Memory Box Dies and Stencils we have for sale at Intoxicating Arts!

NEW LAWN FAWN IN STOCK – UP TO 15% OFF!

We have new Lawn Fawn products in stock and ready to ship tomorrow!

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF THE LAWN FAWN PRODUCTS WE HAVE LISTED! 

For a limited time, you can save up to 15% off new Lawn Fawn Products!

Get 10% off all Lawn Fawn items with an MSRP over $5.00, plus an extra 5% off your entire order when you spend $50.00 or more.

As always, you get $5.00 flat rate shipping on all orders over $40.00.

We have stamps, dies, inks, twine, and papers ready to ship tomorrow for the big release!

Don’t delay! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas will be here before we know it. Get crafting now and be ready for the holidays!

To see all of the new Lawn Fawn products and to get inspired, visit the Lawn Fawn Blog. 

Here’s a look at some of the adorable projects the design team has made :

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I hope you’re inspired and excited for the new Lawn Fawn Releases! I know I am!!

Are you Bird Crazy?!

Tim Holtz just released some awesome add-on Stamp Sets for all of your Bird Crazy people out there! We’ll be getting them in stock shortly and I’m taking pre-orders! You will still get 20% off even though these are a new release. Click the pictures below to get to the listings!

Crazy Talk $24.00

Crazy Things $24.00

Bird Crazy $17.60

Here’s some inspirational pictures :

Insane Sale on Lawn Fawn!

For a limited time, you can save up to 30% off Lawn Fawn Stamps and Dies!

As if that wasn’t good enough, we added FREE SHIPPING  to all Lawn Fawn Orders!

Why would we offer such insane prices you ask?! Well….we have NEW Lawn Fawn on the way! They will be released tomorrow, so you may want to wait to place your order so you can add some of the awesome new products to your cart too. To see what new products Lawn Fawn has to offer, check out their recent blog posts here. 

>>>To get to the SALE click here! <<<

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Making a 3D Paper Rose

I recently purchased the McGill Paper Blossoms tool set at the Scrapbook Convention I went to. Last night I tried out the tools with some paper flowers I die cut using my Donna Salazar Rose Creations Die by Spellbinders  . Click the highlited link to find the die template set at my store. I also have the Donna Salazar video in the item description. After I made these flowers I went on YouTube and found a video by Donna Salazar herself showing a couple of ways you can use her die. I’m telling you, this is a die you are going to want! It even comes with 3 different sized leaves. I have a tutorial below, but read the whole thing first! I tell you a couple of things that I would improve and do different the next time I make one of these.

Here are the supplies I used:

•McGill Paper Blossoms Tool Set
•Foam Pad to shape the flower on ( I folded a piece of kid craft foam in half. Worked just fine)
Spellbinders Rose Creation Die Set
•Big Shot or other die cutting machine that works with Spellbinders wafer-thin dies.
•Patterned Paper (mine was from a Recollections Paper Pad)
•Distress Inks (one in a color to match the flower part and another to match the leaves)
•Cosmetic Sponge or Ink Blending Tool
•Paper Piercer ( You will need this to pop the pieces out of the dies and poke the little hole out of the middle when it is stuck in the die)
•Glossy Accents (or other quick drying clear glue)
•Non-Stick Craft Mat (or work on a space you don’t mind getting inky)
•Metal Brad and Alcohol Ink (Or a brad that you like and don’t need to color with Alcohol Inks)

Ok! That looks like a ton of supplies, but hopefully you already have a lot of that stuff.

Wait…where did those come from?! LOL. I walked in my craft room the other day and found these beautiful flowers and two bags of my favorite chocolate truffles. He gave them to me for no reason! I couldn’t believe it and I was so blown away. It made me feel so special. I had to share!

Ok back to the project haha!

Here are some of the supplies I started with. I  ended up only die cutting less than half of this paper out. Running that die through the machine time and time again gets a little boring. Besides, I started to get a neck ache! You actually just need to run the full set through once to be able to make a flower. I just kept running it through with different colors since I plan to make a ton of these to put on Mother’s Day Cards.

I cut down the papers and ran them through the Big Shot.

Here are the piles I ended up with when I was done with all the cutting. I haven’t tried the vellum yet, but I definitely plan to! After I die cut all of these out I inked up the edges with a distress ink that closely matched the color using half of a cosmetic sponge. I did that to the leaves too. The next step was forming.

This is the part that would probably be easier to follow on a video. There actually is a video by McGill on YouTube showing how to make the paper flowers using their punches. I used a few of the techniques I learned from the video, but I had to modify them to use my dies instead. Basically what I am showing here is that I took the tip and swirled it around in a circle around the hole in the middle. I also swirled it around in circles on each petal. This apparently breaks up the fibers, but it also makes it start to shape and lift.

I repeated this with each size flower and slowly moved down the size of the ball point from 8mm to 6mm to 5mm to 3mm as I was getting to the smaller flowers. The picture below shows what it looks like at this point.

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If you like this look , you can actually just stop here and put a brad through it. If I was to stop here and use the flower just like this I would, however, add another one of the largest flower layers and curl up a small one for the middle. I would also still add the leaves to it. If you want it to be even more dimensional, you can add glue to the bases of each part and glue them together. That will force them to be tighter and more 3D. Donna Salazar shows that in her video about this die set.

The next step involves taking the tweezers out of the tool set and putting it through the hole to clamp on to the middle of each petal. You then take your thumb and forefinger and form the petal around the tweezers. Do this to each and every petal if you want to get this different look I will show in the end. You also take the tweezers and bend each side of the petal down. This part is really easy and doesn’t take that long.

This picture shows what the flower looked like after I completed the bending. The leaves were done the same way I did the petals. I first swirled around on them with the 8mm ball point then I bent the ends. One the leaves I also took a very small pointed tool and made a line down the middle. I am not sure if you can really see that though.

Next, I just put a little Glossy Accents on the bottoms of each flower piece and stacked them up. Pretty Simple. You could use hot glue for this part instead if you want.

Here is what it looked like after gluing was done.

I decided that I didn’t like how wide the opening was so I used another one of the smallest flowers. The paper I used was not double-sided so I had to use a mixture of my pigment inks and distress inks to try imitating the patterned paper. When I make these again I will either make sure I can imitate the paper well or just use double-sided paper. I overlapped and glued the petals together to get a tight bud for the middle. I did not glue the last petal to the first just because I wanted it to look like that. It is up to you how you decide to glue it together though. I glued the small bud to the middle of the flower using Glossy Accents again.

I wanted my middle metal brad to kind of match the flower so I took a silver brad and dyed it with Adirondack Alcohol Inks. It didn’t take too long to dry. Be careful though because I didn’t realize that I should have dabbed out the ink stuck under the bottom of the top part of the brad. There was some in there and it got on my flower as I was lowering it in. Oops!

Finished!

All the pictures just above are of the finished flower . Hopefully you were able to follow my odd instructions. If you need or want a video, just let me know! I wasn’t comfortable with doing a video the first time since I didn’t know at all what I was doing, but now I think I could do it.

Next time I make these flowers I will use more layers  like 2-3 of some of the same sizes for more fullness. I will also probably use double-sided paper.

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