Thursday, January 31, 2013

Damask Divas For Always Blog Hop!


Can you believe it?!  Here it is!  Our first blog hop of the new catalog!  This hop officially starts on February 1st, so if you are a bit early be sure to check back in!  If you came from Traci Williams' Blog, Paper Crafting 101, then you are in the right place.  If not, you can start at the Damask Divas Blog at the beginning.  I need to take a few deep breaths, so have a look at my first creation with the For Always Paper Packet while I do that...

I have been wanting to make one of these double pocket cards for a little while, and since Heart 2 Heart posted their fancy folds challenge for week #3, I had the superb motivation!  This type of card gave me the perfect opportunity to highlight the beautiful patterned papers of For Always.


The card takes just one sheet of double sided pattern paper.  It also conveniently gives you a finished card size 4.25 x 5.5...the standard A2 card size!   Here is the video tutorial I used.  As you will see--it is unbelievably simple!  I used the second version she shows so that the paper patterns alternate in the finished card.

I started by making the sentiment for my card.  I cut the "we" and "u" from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge on Ruby Cardstock that comes with the paper packet.  The "Love" sentiment is cut from our second Cricut Cartridge, Artiste.  Do you see the boarder at the top and bottom of the sentiment?  That is the zip strip that you cut off from each of our patterned papers.  I really liked how this one looked by covering half of it.


3D flowers were actually one of the first things that drew me to Close to My Heart.  At the time, the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge was one of only two that had the beautiful cut on it that allowed you to form these beauties.  But I needed to know HOW to make them, and I needed the right adhesive.  I found Mandy's video tutorial that gave me exactly what I needed to know.  I. Was.  Hooked.  You had me at liquid glass!  Yes, I use our amazing liquid glass to hold these beauties together and also to attach them to the card itself.  Trust me, it is the BEST product out there for this purpose.  It also lasts FOREVER!  A little goes a long way.  To make a long story shorter, lol, when I saw the black and white script design in For Always, I knew that 3D flowers were going to be the first thing I made with it!  I inked up the edges before I rolled them with Ruby, Cotton Candy, Hollyhock, and Blush Exclusive Inks (from left to right above.)


The centers are dotted with our brand new Pink Glitter Sparkles to match each color of ink.  They come with 5 different shades all in one pack!


These tags were SO much fun to embellish.  Each one matches the personality of the girlie who will be writing a sweet sentiment to their grandma on the back for Valentine's Day.  :)  They pull out like this so that she can read them:


The tag cut is found on the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  I used our Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Tulle, and NEW! Black Shimmer Trim as tag-ties.  I added a new Black Button to one with some black waxy flax.  The girls' names are spelled out with the gorgeously glittery Glamour Glitter Alphabet.


Sparkle galore!


Well, I have kept you long enough for today!  Tammy Smith at Legacy of the Heart is your next stop on the blog hop, so pick up your sparkle and move on along!  Thanks for hopping in!   ;)

Oh, and don't forget to comment on the Damask Divas blog for your chance to win an awesome Close to My Heart Acrylix Stamp Set!!!  HERE



24 comments:

  1. Another Wowzer, Amie! Beautiful! I love how you inked the edges of the roses with ruby! Now I have to add that glitter alphabet to my wish list... :)

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    1. Thanks! When I saw the script paper for the first time, I just knew I would do that. LOVE the font of those glitter letters--AND the fact that I can get all of my girls' names out of one pack. Now I need more! ;)

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  2. Awesome job, Amie, as always! Love all of the sparkle and the colors. Very creative.

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  3. You will "For Always" be one of my favorite papercrafters! I love your style and sparkle...great project. Grandma will LOVE it!!

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    1. Jayma, you are making me blush...I think we are sparkle sisters at heart. Thank you, my friend. ;) I cannot wait for the girls to give it to her!

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  4. WOW Amie you have done it again! What a beautiful card! The flowers are so cute! Love how you inked the edges of the flowers. Amazing job!

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    1. It was so easy to do--you should try it! You can totally make them. Thanks so much, Tammy!

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  5. I know for a fact that this project was a detail by detail climb!! This is overall AMAZING!! The leaps and bounds you went through, from the 2 pocket card to the bling button detail on the tulle tag, wow Amie, you have vision's that float in your head, can I have some??

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    1. You are so right, Traci--but a labor of love indeed! You are so sweet! I wish I could make them as fast as I think them up! ;)

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    1. Hi Sheri! You are making me blush...stop that! ;) Thank you for the sweet compliment.

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  7. Beautiful card, so sparkly! I definitely want to try this fold
    too :) Love it

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    1. Oh, try it! You will love how easy it is! Thanks, Latisha!

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  8. W.O.W.

    That is AMAZING.

    I'm speechless.

    FANTASTIC Job Amie!!!

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    1. Carolyn, my eyes aren't THAT old, but thank you kindly for the large print. ;) LOL!!! You are too sweet. Thank you, my friend!

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  9. I love the use of the black and white. It is so elegant. The red flowers are very pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Marylouh! I agree--this paper is good for so many different looks, too! :)

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for getting fancy with us at H2H!

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    1. You are so sweet! Thanks for the inspiration over there! :)

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  11. You did an amazing job as always! Love the tags and roses.

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    1. Hi Dana! You say the nicest things! Thanks for always coming to see. :)

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  12. This is a must do I my list and now I see those glitter letters they are a must have!

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    1. The letters are definitely gorgeous, Maria! Would love to see what you make! :)

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Thank you for adding some sparkle to my day with your comments!