Month: July 2024

Quick and Easy Religious Cards – Brand-new Ai Dies!

Hello and Welcome!!!

Watch video tutorial here!!!

Today we will be using the brand-new die Art Impressions Crosses Dies Set (5909) which includes 7 Cross Dies that are simply elegant and beautiful!

We are going to create two quick and easy religious cards! These cards can be used for baptisms, communions, sympathy cards, friendship or anything else you might like.

We can begin by embossing a beautiful background using the Sizzix “Lacey” 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from some white heavyweight cardstock. The card base will also be white, and this will give the card a simple yet elegant look!

Let’s also create a standard A2 card base and cut off a small section of the front of the card. This way we can add a pretty pink metallic paper on the inside of the card that will show from the front of the card.

Now we can die cut this beautiful cross from that same metallic cardstock and two more from some white cardstock. Let’s stack these together for a nice thick cross with lots of dimension!

We can cut the embossed panel down to size (keeping the leftover piece for the second card). Before we attach this to the card let’s add some matching pink velvet ribbon and tie a knot. I will show you a little trick for tying the ribbon easily and perfectly on your card.

Now we will add a strip of metallic cardstock to the inside of the card and for some added interest we will flip the card over and add some score lines from the back to the front. This adds an elegant detail to the card!

Finally, we can add a white heart embellishment to the center of the cross. You could also add some flowers, charms, or a sentiment here as well!

The second (bonus card) was created using the same products and the left-over piece from the embossed panel. I will give you all of the details and dimensions for both cards in today’s video!

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All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below. Click the products below to make a purchase. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which are at no additional costs to you.

Art Impressions Crosses Dies Set (5909)

https://shrsl.com/4lc8o (artimpressions.com)

Steel Die Cutter (5765)

https://shrsl.com/4lc8q (artimpressions.com)

Post-it Labeling and Cover-up Tape

https://shrsl.com/4lc8r (artimpressions.com)

Sizzix 3D Textured Impressions – Lacey

https://shrsl.com/4lc9i (Sizzix.com)

Hero Arts Hero Pearls – White

https://shrsl.com/4lc8t (Scrapbook.com)

Tim Holtz idea-ology Kraft-stock – Metallics Colors

https://shrsl.com/4lc8v (Scrapbook.com)

Dress My Craft Heart Droplets – Snow White

https://shrsl.com/4lc8w (Scrapbook.com)

Dress My Craft Mini Score Board

https://shrsl.com/4lc8x (Scrapbook.com)

iCraft 3D Foam Tape

https://shrsl.com/4lc8y (Scrapbook.com)

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

https://shrsl.com/4lc8z (Scrapbook.com)

Tape Scrapbook.com – Clear Double Sided Adhesive Roll – 1/4 Inch x 81 Feet – Permanent – 6 Pack

https://shrsl.com/4lc92 (Scrapbook.com)

Spellbinders Tool n’ One

https://shrsl.com/4lc96 (Scrapbook.com)

Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine

https://shrsl.com/4lc97 (Scrapbook.com)

Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Mini-Snips – 5 Inches

https://shrsl.com/4lc99 (Scrapbook.com)

Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors – 9.5 Inch Titanium Shears

https://shrsl.com/4lc9c (Scrapbook.com)

Strathmore Bristol Smooth 100lb Cardstock

https://shrsl.com/4lc9d (dickblick.com)

Marvy Jewel Picker

https://shrsl.com/4lc9f (dickblick.com)

Cricut Weeding Tool Kit

https://shrsl.com/4lc9g (dickblick.com)


Magical Woodland Fairies Card!

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As always, I’m honored to be the Art Impressions featured designer today for the new Ai “Oh, ho, ho, It’s magic!” Blog Challenge. This super fun challenge will have us create a card or project using magical creatures such as fairies, mermaids, dragons, gnomes, unicorns, elves, or anything else you would like!

We will be playing with a brand-new stamp and die set from Art Impressions today! It is the Woodland Fairy Set (5915) and it includes eight of the cutest little fairies as well as lots of coordinating sentiments. The dies are also included!

You should also know, there is currently a Woodland Fairy Garden Bundle Set (c5941) which is at a discounted price. This bundle includes the set we are using today, as well as the following sets:

Let’s start by stamping the fairies and coloring them. We will also be stamping and coloring the trees, sky and grass from the Ai Paws to Love MTF Set (4850). For the tress we will mask off a few of the items under the tree so that our little fairy will have a place to rest!

All of the coloring will be done using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens in the following colors: Blender, Yellow, May Green, Green, Moss Green, Mid Green, Haze Blue, Aquamarine Blue, Beige, Mid Brown, Flesh Colour, Pale Pink, Lt Pink, Peach Pink, Lt Violet, Pale Violet, Lt Blue, Turquoise Green, Brown, Dk Brown.

Let’s also add a bit more ink blending to the sky and grass using the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Broken China and Rustic Wilderness. We can also spatter the background with some bleed proof white ink for a more whimsical look!

Now we can build the card base which will measure 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and add a pretty cloudy patterned paper from the Ai Mini Birthday Paper Pack (5873) and that will measure 5″ x 5″.

Next, let’s layer the card and add some pretty gems to the background as well as some pink beads to the trees. We can pop up a few of the fairies and then add a sentiment from this same stamp set!

Finally, let’s add some Vicki Boutin Cosmic Watercolor spattering for a magical look. This will add some shimmery white sparkle to the card!

Thank you so much for joining me today! If you enjoyed today’s video, please select the Like and Subscribe buttons and don’t forget to hit that notification bell so that you don’t miss a single video!

All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below. Click the products below to make a purchase. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which are at no additional costs to you.

Art Impressions Woodland Fairy Set (5915)

https://shrsl.com/4l6g4 (artimpressions.com)

Art Impressions Woodland Fairy Garden Bundle Set (c5941)

https://shrsl.com/4l6g5 (artimpressions.com)

Art Impressions Paws to Love MTF (4850)

https://shrsl.com/4l6g7 (artimpressions.com)

Art Impressions Nested Square Dies (5543)

https://shrsl.com/4l6g8 (artimpressions.com)

Art Impressions Mini Birthday Paper Pack (5873)

https://shrsl.com/4l6ga (artimpressions.com)

Wink of Stella Glitter Pen – Clear

https://shrsl.com/4l6gb (artimpressions.com)

Dr Ph Martin’s Bleed Proof White Ink

https://shrsl.com/4l6gf (artimpressions.com)

Post-it Labeling and Cover-up Tape

https://shrsl.com/4l6gh (artimpressions.com)

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens

https://shrsl.com/4l6ht (dickblick.com)

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Broken China

https://shrsl.com/4l6gj (Scrapbook.com)

https://shrsl.com/4l6hs (dickblick.com)

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Rustic Wilderness

https://shrsl.com/4l6gk (Scrapbook.com)

https://shrsl.com/4l6hs (dickblick.com)

Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer 8.5″

https://shrsl.com/4l6gl (Scrapbook.com)

Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer

https://shrsl.com/4l6gm (Scrapbook.com)

Vicki Boutin Cosmic Watercolors – Hidden Gems

https://shrsl.com/4l6go (Scrapbook.com)

Vicki Boutin Cosmic Watercolors – Rainbow

https://shrsl.com/4l6gq (Scrapbook.com)

Hero Arts Blending Brush – Small

https://shrsl.com/4l6gs (Scrapbook.com)

Hero Arts Blending Brush – Medium

https://shrsl.com/4l6gu (Scrapbook.com)

Buttons Galore and More Sparkletz – Pink Flamingo

https://shrsl.com/4l6gx (Scrapbook.com)

Pinkfresh Studio Brass Triangle Tray

https://shrsl.com/4l6gz (Scrapbook.com)

MISTI Mini

https://shrsl.com/4l6h2 (Scrapbook.com)

MISTI Original

https://shrsl.com/4l6h8 (Scrapbook.com)

MIS-T Ruler

https://shrsl.com/4l6h9 (Scrapbook.com)

Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad

https://shrsl.com/4l6ha (Scrapbook.com)

Cricut Weeding Tool Kit

https://shrsl.com/4l6hr (dickblick.com)

Strathmore Bristol Smooth 100lb Cardstock

https://shrsl.com/4l6hp (dickblick.com)

Marvy Jewel Picker

https://shrsl.com/4l6ho (dickblick.com)

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine

https://shrsl.com/4l6hc (Scrapbook.com)

Sakura Gelly Roll Gel Pen – White

https://shrsl.com/4l6hn (dickblick.com)

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

https://shrsl.com/4l6hh (Scrapbook.com)

LDRS Creative – Stampendable Stamping Tool

https://shrsl.com/4l6hj (Scrapbook.com)

Dress My Craft Mini Scoreboard

https://shrsl.com/4l6hk (Scrapbook.com)

Scrapbook.com 3D Foam Squares – Small

https://shrsl.com/4l6hl (Scrapbook.com)

We R Makers Detail Scissors

https://shrsl.com/4l6hm (Scrapbook.com)


So Sweet Armfuls Thank You w/ Stenciling and Glitter Paste

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Watch video tutorial here!!!

Today we will be using the brand-new Ai So Sweet Armfuls Stamp and Die Set (5904). This little set includes the cute bear that we will be using today, as well as, an elephant, heart, cupcake and a sentiment! When you die cut these little “Armful” images it will create a little slit above and below the arms so that they can hold the heart or cupcake or anything else you may want to place in their arms!

We can die cut the Ai Rounded Rectangle Double Stitched Dies (5062) panel using some Strathmore Bristol Smooth 100lb Cardstock.

Now we can create a stenciled flower background using some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, and Festive Berries. We will add layers of ink using some blending brushes. Starting with the lightest color and adding the two darker colors. Once we have completed stenciling the flowers we can remove the stencil and spatter the background. Let’s set this aside to dry completely and then we will come back to it later.

While we are waiting let’s go ahead and stamp and color the little bear using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens in the following colors: Blender, Pink Haze, Beige, Mid Brown, Gray Tint. To color the heart, we will use the Distress Oxide Inks and then we will use those same inks to add some polka dots to the heart and the overalls on the bear.

Next, we can die cut the bear and heart. You will see the little slits that I talked about earlier. This is where we will slide in our polka dotted heart.

Now that the background panel is dry let’s add the pretty glitter paste using that same flower stencil. This will add lots of texture and sparkle to this panel!

Now we can grab the Ai Gift Card Pocket Set (5811) to die cut the pieces we need to create pretty bow and the “Thank You” sentiment.

Let’s quickly assemble the card and add a few pearls that have the pink and brown mix which will just bring everything together!

For the inside of the card, let’s stamp the sentiment that came with the stamp set and emboss it using some detail white embossing powder. Now we can die cut the sentiment using one of the heart dies from the Ai Nested Heart Dies Set (5721).

If you enjoyed this little armful bear you might enjoy this other video that I had previously done, and I will link that below:

Thank you so much for joining me today! If you enjoyed today’s video, please select the Like and Subscribe buttons and don’t forget to hit that notification bell so that you don’t miss a single video!

All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below. Click the products below to make a purchase. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which are at no additional costs to you.

Art Impressions So Sweet Armfuls Set (5904)

https://shrsl.com/4lh31 (artimpressions.com)

Art Impressions Nested Heart Dies (5721)

https://shrsl.com/4jjyj (artimpressions.com)

https://shrsl.com/4jjys (Scrapbook.com)

Art Impressions Gift Card Pocket Set (5811)

https://shrsl.com/4jjyk (artimpressions.com)

https://shrsl.com/4jjyu (Scrapbook.com)

Art Impressions Rounded Rectangle Double Stitched Dies (5062)

https://shrsl.com/4jjym (artimpressions.com)

https://shrsl.com/4jjyv (Scrapbook.com)

Wink of Stella Glitter Pen – Clear

https://shrsl.com/4jjyn (artimpressions.com)

#0 Brush

https://shrsl.com/4jjyo (artimpressions.com)

Post-it Labeling and Cover-up Tape

https://shrsl.com/4jjyp (artimpressions.com)

Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Collection – Stencils (3 pk – flowers, circles, hearts)

https://shrsl.com/4jjyx (Scrapbook.com)

Hero Arts Blending Brush – Small

https://shrsl.com/4jjyz (Scrapbook.com)

https://shrsl.com/4jjz1 (heroarts.com)

Hero Arts Blending Brush – Medium

https://shrsl.com/4jjz0 (Scrapbook.com)

https://shrsl.com/4jjz2 (heroarts.com)

Hero Arts Hero Paste – Glitter

https://shrsl.com/4jjz4 (Scrapbook.com)

https://shrsl.com/4jjz3 (heroarts.com)

Pinkfresh Studio 1/4″ Blending Brushes

https://shrsl.com/4jjz5 (Scrapbook.com)

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Spun Sugar

https://shrsl.com/4jjz6 (Scrapbook.com)

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Festive Berries

https://shrsl.com/4jjz7 (Scrapbook.com)

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Picked Raspberry

https://shrsl.com/4jjz9 (Scrapbook.com)

Tim Holtz Titanium Shears 9.5″

https://shrsl.com/4jjza (Scrapbook.com)

Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer

https://shrsl.com/4jjzb (Scrapbook.com)

Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick Tool

https://shrsl.com/4jjzc (Scrapbook.com)

Strathmore Bristol Smooth 100lb Cardstock

https://shrsl.com/4jk0g (dickblick.com)

Tombow – Mono Power Mini Glue Tape – 3 Pack

https://shrsl.com/4jjzd (Scrapbook.com)

Wendy Vecchi Make-art Stay-tion

https://shrsl.com/4jjze (Scrapbook.com)

Nuvo – Media Spatulas – 2 Pack

https://shrsl.com/4jjzf (Scrapbook.com)

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

https://shrsl.com/4jjzh (Scrapbook.com)

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens

https://shrsl.com/4jk0f (dickblick.com)

Lawn Fawn Cardstock 100lb – Raspberry

https://shrsl.com/4jjzn (Scrapbook.com)

Picket Fence Studio – Pearl Mixes – True Pink and Milk Brown

https://shrsl.com/4jjyr (Scrapbook.com)

Marvy Jewel Picker

https://shrsl.com/4jk0e (dickblick.com)

MISTI Mini

https://shrsl.com/4jjzp (Scrapbook.com)

Scrapbook.com Reverse Tweezers

https://shrsl.com/4jjzr (Scrapbook.com)

Sizzix Reverse Tweezers – Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit

https://shrsl.com/4jjzs (Scrapbook.com)

Pink and Main – Magic Anti-Static Brush

https://shrsl.com/4jjzw (Scrapbook.com)

Dress My Craft Mini Scoreboard

https://shrsl.com/4jk00 (Scrapbook.com)

LDRS Creative – Stampendable Stamping Tool – Rose Quartz

https://shrsl.com/4jk01 (Scrapbook.com)

Therm O Web – 3D Adhesive Foam Tape – White – .5 Inch

https://shrsl.com/4jk02 (Scrapbook.com)

Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad

https://shrsl.com/4jk04 (Scrapbook.com)

Versamark Watermark Ink Pad

https://shrsl.com/4jk05 (Scrapbook.com)

Ranger Embossing Powder – Detail White

https://shrsl.com/4jk06 (Scrapbook.com)

Scrapbook.com – Clear Double Sided Adhesive Roll – 1/8″ – 6 Pack

https://shrsl.com/4jk08 (Scrapbook.com)

Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine

https://shrsl.com/4jk0a (Scrapbook.com)

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine

https://shrsl.com/4jk0c (Scrapbook.com)