25 July 2014

Top Dog Dies: July Releases

A happy Friday, everyone!
I have a card to share today along with July Release dies from
TOP DOG DIES

I know I use this term a lot, but here is a QUICK card
using three of the new dies:
I've used patterned papers and sticker from Authentique's Harmony Collection.
I especially love the dotted hole border around the frame and banner die!
When using the Flower Lace Mat Die, I did use the metal shim, which
helped to deeply cut all of the design.

Here are the dies that I've used:
Flower Lace A2 Mat Die  
Vintage Frame Die TC058
Banners #1 Die Set TC064  
July also includes these other fun sets:
Party Drinks Die Set TC055

Dog Days #1 Die Set (Lab) TC056
Corset Die TC057

The design team has done an amazing job with the new dies!
Follow the Top Dog Dies Blog to see all of the upcoming creations :)
Have a good weekend!

24 July 2014

Maya Road & Xyron Christmas In July

Well, I've made it to July 24th and have not shared a 
single "Christmas in July" project up until now!
That's almost unheard of...for me anyway :)
But today is the day.
XYRON and MAYA ROAD
have teamed up this week to bring you some inspiration
from both of the companies!
Be sure to visit the Xyron Blog to see all of the projects!

 My first project uses a recycled glass jar with a 4" opening at the top.


 I embellished the top of a 4" Jumbo Bottle Cap from Maya Road with some 
patterned paper by Doodlebug Design.  After cutting the circle, I placed the paper
through the Creative Station to add a nice, even coating of permanent adhesive.

The metal flower bottle top was colored with a red alcohol marker,
topped with paper and then attached with Xyron 3/16" Adhesive Dots.
A wooden knob was painted lime green and attached with Xyron Adhesive Dots.

I added some ribbon to the jar by running a length of ribbon through
the Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker.  A matching bow was added to the tag on front.

Two of the Raspberry Berry Beads were adhered to the side of the tag
with Xyron 3/16" Adhesive Dots

And lastly I have a quick, quick card that I made up with some of 
the Paper Twist Ribbon from Maya Road and papers/stickers by 3 Birds Designs.

I slightly unwound the paper and then rolled it into a flower shape.  
A 1" circle was covered in adhesive with the 1.5" Xyron Sticker Maker and
then the rolled flower was attached to it.

That's all from me today!

23 July 2014

Solstice Summer: Time of Our Lives

My husband and boys recently returned from their annual fishing trip to Canada; 
 quite the jaunt for some guys from Texas, but they literally catch hundreds
 of fish and look forward to the trip months in advance. I sent my old point & shoot
 camera with them as was thrilled at some of the 
scrapbook-page-worthy photos that they captured! 


While thumbing through the 12 x 12 papers, the ombre side B of the 
Maui Patterned Paper caught my eye and reminded me of water as it gets deeper.
 I cut the paper down to 11 x 11 and centered it onto a sheet of white cardstock 
before machine stitching around the edge. Next, I decided on the journal card, 
“The time of our lives”, and used a 3.5″ circle die to cut it out. 


I stayed with the circle theme and proceeded to cut a large, yellow mat from the
 Trunk Bay Patterned Paper; I used a 9″ plate as the template. Next, 
I used the remainder of the journal card pattern to cut out smaller 1.5″ circles. 
 For the title, I cut apart the “Hello Summer” Puffy Sticker and attached
 it around the contour of the round journal card. 


I placed the smaller circles in a fashion to resemble bubbles and accented 
with several shapes from the Gold Foam Shapes. Finally, I used a ruler and 
thin-tipped black pen to draw on lines for journaling at the bottom. I love the 
versatility of the “Solstice” Collection and how you can fashion it around any 
Summer activities whether it be a trip to the beach, camping or a fishing trip to Canada :)

 To download the complete step by step instruction sheet, click the image below! 
http://www.pinkpaislee.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/sss_shellyemcdaniel_2.pdf

22 July 2014

Swimming Party Treats

Happy Summertime!
I have a sweet treat idea for your little pool goers this Summer.
 It all starts with a simple bag die (I've used this Box W/ Handle Die by Top Dog Dies)
 and a collection of assorted "Date Night" Papers and "Twirly Girl" Stickers from
CHICKANIDDY CRAFTS

 
The little bags can be filled with goldfish crackers or other small treats!
See how I put it all together on today's blog post at

And be sure to take a look at the upcoming collections for Fall & Winter:
One of my favorite pieces...the 12X12 Sticker Sheet:


Click on the link above to see the entire collection!

One of my favorite papers from the collection:
Click on the link above to see the entire collection!

And while we're talking about all-things Chickaniddy...
don't forget about their Craft Team Call!
It's happening between now and August 17th.
Good luck if you apply...it's a wonderful team to be on 
and I'll really miss my time with Chickaniddy!




A Happy 3 Birds Layout

Happy Tuesday!  
I'm excited to be sharing in a little blog hop today with
XYRON & 3 BIRDS DESIGN

I have a layout using some 3 Birds' products:
patterned papers, 3-D stickers, glitter paper, stickers and plain tags.

The fabric flowers are from Maya Road.
From Xyron I have incorporated the Mega Runner for 
all of the paper and photo attachment.  For the flowers I used
several of the 3/8" Adhesive Dots for attachment.

Xyron and 3 Birds will both appear on 
HSN's 24 Hour Craft Day tomorrow, July 23rd!  
 
Thanks for stopping by!

21 July 2014

Swims Like, Looks Like A Fish

It's all about Glittered Chevron Cardstock at
DOODLEBUG DESIGN
You will find cards, layouts, cutting file projects 
and more on the blog until the end of this month!

I've created this fun layout of my daughter:
 See close-up photos and learn how I put it all together on 

Have a terrific week!

20 July 2014

Say It With Sequins!

It's always an honor to be invited as Guest Blogger for
SCRAPBOOK & CARDS TODAY MAGAZINE
This past week I shared a little tutorial on 
a couple of ways to add sequins to your cards!



Come on by the blog to learn more :)

 
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