Friday, December 15, 2017

Merry Christmas from Graciellie Design and Thermoweb

Another Friday has arrived and this particular Friday is special.  After all, it's the second to last Friday before Christmas, and the third day of Hanukkah, for my Jewish friends.   It's also time to share another collaboration project for Graciellie Design and Therm O Web!


(Please note: as an affiliate for various companies in the craft industry, I will receive a small commission for purchases made through my convenient affiliate links.  This does not affect your purchase price.)





Today's project features the holiday release from Graciellie Design, aptly titled Jingle Bells.  In fact, right now, you can scoop up this fabulous digital stamp set for a song....get it?  Song?  Jingle Bells?  Never mind.  

Seriously though, 5 sentiments and one super fun image to color at a price that is easy on the wallet.  Running out of time to make Christmas cards?  Click to purchase, download the file, upload the picture in a Word document and print, color, cut and glue!  Super easy.  Plus, you can resize your image to fit your card needs, as I did.  

P.S.... print on mixed media paper or lightweight watercolor paper too!





 You have to experience the shimmer and shine of foiling for yourself.  It's my new favorite thing.   Therm O Web makes it so easy with the line of products from Gina K Designs.  Santa!!!! I know her!  Sort of, kind of.  We smile and wave at each other in some of our favorite Facebook Groups.  Plus, Miss Gina has an amazing Facebook group of her own.  You should totally check it out, if you haven't already.  Since I'm in such a giving mood today, how about I just share the linky? 


You'll find a ton of inspiration on foiling.  Of course, Gracie is my favorite expert and as a designer for Therm O Web, you have a front row seat to her many talented creations on her blog.  If you're not already a member of her YouTube channel, you should be.  She is an expert on tutorials!





Today's project features a foiled background using the Sparkling Silver and Radiant Red Fancy Foils, along with the Holiday Cheer sentiments and Ornamental Holiday Background toner adhesive cardstock from the Foil-Mates product line.  Want to know how easy this is?

Let me just lay it out as easy I can...

1.  Open the package and pull out a beautiful piece of toner background cardstock (Foil Mates)
2.  Heat up your heat laminator.
3.  Open  the package of Fancy Foils and lay your foil on top of the Foil Mates background (sparkly side up).  
4.  Place it inside a sandwich.  What's a sandwich?  A large piece of parchment paper folded in half with a piece of cardstock inside to stabilize your foiling.  
5.  Place the folded side of your "sandwich" seam side first into your heated up laminator.  Wait a few seconds while the magic begins.
6.  Open up your sandwich and peel off the plastic foil sheet to reveal shiny, sparkly, yummy stuff! (I like to run mine through twice, just to make sure everything adheres nicely)
7.  Grab your camera and snap a photo of yourself in the mirror to capture that giddy smile!



It's hard to truly capture the shiny sparkles so trust me when I say, this is stunning in person.  If you are ready to up your game when it comes to sending handmade cards, and impress your friends, family and business associates, stop by Therm O Web and take a look at their amazing product line up.  It's not just holiday images; they've got you covered year round.  

Birthdays?  Check.  Florals?  Check.  Tags, labels, dies and more.  If I had to guess, I'm betting Miss Gina is already working on the next release as we speak.  I'm looking forward to adding to my love of this collection and I'm so excited that these amazing products are available for you to try as well!  

Oh, but wait.  There's more.  Did I mention that some of the Therm O Web products that I used today are on sale?  Yup.  Christmas jackpot.  




If you'd like to shop my convenient affiliate links, please scroll to the end of this post or click on any of the links scattered throughout this post.  

Be sure and stop by Gracie's blog to see if you won the giveaway that she had earlier this month.  Winners are announced on her blog post today!  You can also shop Gracie's entire line of digital stamps at her Etsy shop.


Before I go, let me mention the lovely ribbons that I used today.  They're from the Really Reasonable Ribbon October Kit of the Month.  We are spotlighting these lovely ribbons in our projects in November and December.   Aren't they gorgeous?


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Find out more about the Monthly Club here, or shop their year round selection.



Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure you're following me on social media!






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Graciellie Design Jingle Bells Digital Stamp set
Graciellie Design Jingle Bells Digital Stamp set
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Royal Sovereign 12
Royal Sovereign 12" Thermal Laminator CL-1223
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Thermoweb Fancy Foils Sparkling Silver
Thermoweb Fancy Foils Sparkling Silver
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Thermoweb Fancy Foils Radiant Red
Thermoweb Fancy Foils Radiant Red
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Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds • Ornamental Holiday
Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds • Ornamental Holiday
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Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments • Holiday Cheer
Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments • Holiday Cheer
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Gina K. Designs (3) Nested Circle Dies • Single Stitch Design • Large Set
Gina K. Designs (3) Nested Circle Dies • Single Stitch Design • Large Set
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Gina K. Designs Premium Cardstock 8.5" x 11" • White
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3D White Foam Squares Combo Pack
3D White Foam Squares Combo Pack
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Zots™ Singles •  Medium
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

12 Days of Christmas at Scrapbook.com

Welcome back, friends.  If you haven't heard, Scrapbook.com has been having an amazing 12 Days of Christmas promotion and are offering up the most fabulous freebies every day, from some of your favorite companies.   

I was invited by my lovely friends at Scrapbook.com, to create a project today using the Freebie of the Day; a Bo Bunny Button Embellishment Set, Variety.  I thought it would be fun to create a spinner card using these pretty buttons.  They're super easy to make and so fun to give to friends and family.   This one was created using a card panel that I had in my stash.  I also used some of the buttons to drape along my card as well.

In addition to all the events and freebies, there's a 2 day Cardmaking Sale at up to 50% off!


(Please note: as an affiliate for various companies in the craft industry, I will receive a small commission for purchases made through my convenient affiliate links.  This does not affect your purchase price.)





Want to see this card in action?  Hop on over to my Instagram or Facebook account later today.  I'll be sharing a fun boomerang video at instagram.com/wavingmywand and facebook.com/wavingmywand.  I'd love for you to become a friendly follower!  



I hope you enjoy all the wonderful gifts, courtesy of Scrapbook.com!







Every shippable order daily will qualify for a FREEBIE

Shop as you normally would then head over to the cart when you are ready to check out. You'll be prompted to add the FREEBIE to your order! Just make sure you add the freebie to your cart before you checkout!
GET YOUR FREEBIE! Shop as you normally would and add items you'd like to purchase to your cart. Then, the freebie to your cart and we will drop it into your order, at no additional cost to you. This is a FREE gift, while supplies last. Shipping rates still apply. One (1)  per customer, per order, per day during the promotional period for all shipped and pick-up orders.




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Saturday, December 9, 2017

12 Days of Christmas With Scrapbook.com

Good morning, my lovely crafty friends.  If you haven't heard, Scrapbook.com has been having an amazing 12 Days of Christmas celebration and are offering up the most fabulous freebies every day, from some of your favorite companies.   When they asked me if I'd like to participate in the 12 Days of Christmas Countdown, it was a no-brainer.  Of course!

Today, I'm featuring the Freebie of the Day which is a Kaisercraft 6x6 Paper Pad (Random Selection) 

I created this card that features the Kaisercraft Old Mac paper pad and is perfect for your favorite tough guy or tomboy.  Check out the little scrapbook that I fashioned out of some of the papers included in the set.  There are some wonderful rustic and gingham papers, along with lots of fun quotes for your cardmaking or scrapbooking.


(Please note: as an affiliate for various companies in the craft industry, I will receive a small commission for purchases made through my convenient affiliate links.  This does not affect your purchase price.)






In addition to all the events and freebies, there's a 2 day Cardmaking Sale at up to 50% off!



Stop in and see all the amazing sales and events going on.  You'll find a ton of inspiration in the Gallery and the Scrapbook.com blog as well.  Snag your freebie, today only.  You might get the Old Mac collection that I used today or another wonderful pad from Kaisercraft.  Don't you just love Christmas surprises?



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Stop back by tomorrow if you'd like to see my second project that I'm sharing for this event.  Be sure you're following me on all my social media for more inspiration and the occasional giveaway!







Every shippable order daily will qualify for a FREEBIE

Shop as you normally would then head over to the cart when you are ready to check out. You'll be prompted to add the FREEBIE to your order! Just make sure you add the freebie to your cart before you checkout!
GET YOUR FREEBIE! Shop as you normally would and add items you'd like to purchase to your cart. Then, the freebie to your cart and we will drop it into your order, at no additional cost to you. This is a FREE gift, while supplies last. Shipping rates still apply. One (1)  per customer, per order, per day during the promotional period for all shipped and pick-up orders.








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Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter Blog Hop at Coffee Loving Cardmakers

  It's time for the Winter Blog Hop at Coffee Loving Cardmakers!  If you're not familiar with this fabulous group of papercrafters, it's all about coffee, cocoa and tea!   Link up a newly created project, for this hop, at the link above.  It's a ton of fun and lasts all week long, starting today.

We have a ton of super sponsors, flash prizes and more, not to mention hot, steamy mugs of inspiration.  

(Please note, I've created convenient affiliate links throughout this post, where applicable, for your shopping pleasure.)







I'm using one of my favorite sets today, to create this wintry CAS card; Sunny Studio Mug Hugs.  If you love sending handmade Christmas cards, sometimes it can be overwhelming and extremely time consuming.  And, if you're like me, sometimes you procrastinate?  Yup, I'm the world's worst.  I make cards all year long for various design teams but when it's time to sit down and just spend time creating for family and friends, I have a hard time committing to multiples.  I have a tendency to want to add more, more, more and it can be overwhelming.




I want to show you that with just a few simple steps, you can create beautiful, multiple cards without worrying so much about the creative process.


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Isn't this set awesome.  You could do so many different things with all these fun holiday images but I chose to use only two; the mug with whipped cream and sentiment.  To make the reverse image, I used my Misti and mirror image rubber stamp.  This allows you to create a mirror image of your stamp.  Since I stamped on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, it worked best for me to stamp with clear Versamark ink, then add my Hot Chocolate Nuvo Embossing Powder and heat with my emboss tool. (For best results, swipe a dryer sheet across your paper to avoid excess powder around powdered image)  For the reverse image, stamp your image onto a mirror image stamp at least 2-3 times with Versamark, then gently place your paper on top and rub the paper.  Carefully lift, then emboss with your powder.



I stamped some more images onto Echo Park Paper's Artic Plaid designer paper for some fun paper piecing and added interest.  The cups handles were watercolored using my Marvy Le Plume II teal colored marker and a water brush.  Just swipe the marker on a craft mat and pick up the color to paint with your damp water brush.  Easy!  I used the same technique to color my whipped cream.  Blot with a paper towel to add some light effect.

My sentiment was inked with Memento black dye ink and to enhance, I used a black glitter marker for sparkle.  My panel was cut with the largest die from my Spellbinders Rectangle pierced dies and popped up onto white trimmed white cardstock.  

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Check out the entire Echo Park Paper Hello Winter collection, here, using my convenient affiliate link.  I also have a full list of product links below.

Thanks for stopping in and be sure to head over to Coffee Loving Cardmakers for all the details on how to link up.  We're also having special events next week for National Cocoa Day and International Tea Day.  Stay tuned!


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Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Runner
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Runner
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Misti Original
Misti Original
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Spellbinders Pierced Rectangle Dies
Spellbinders Pierced Rectangle Dies
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Ranger Tim Holtz Detail NIB Water Brush
Ranger Tim Holtz Detail NIB Water Brush
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Marvy Le Plume II Bright 12 pk Dual Markers
Marvy Le Plume II Bright 12 pk Dual Markers
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Marvy Le Plume II Natural 12 pk Dual Markers
Marvy Le Plume II Natural 12 pk Dual Markers
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Ranger Inkssentials Craft Mat 15x18
Ranger Inkssentials Craft Mat 15x18
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Memento Dye Ink Tuxedo Black
Memento Dye Ink Tuxedo Black
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Exclusive Sizzix Big Shot Bundle
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Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
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Nuvo Hot Chocolate Embossing Powder
Nuvo Hot Chocolate Embossing Powder
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Kaisercraft 24 pk Gel/Glitter pens
Kaisercraft 24 pk Gel/Glitter pens
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Coredinations 25 sheet pk 110 lb white cardstock
Coredinations 25 sheet pk 110 lb white cardstock
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Echo Park Paper Hello Winter Collection Kit
Echo Park Paper Hello Winter Collection Kit
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Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
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Versamark Clear Watermark Ink mini pad
Versamark Clear Watermark Ink mini pad
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper 100 lb weight
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper 100 lb weight
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Sunny Studios Mug Hugs stamp set
Sunny Studios Mug Hugs stamp set
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Echo Park Paper Hello Winter Artic Plaid 12" x 12"
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