Hello friends! today is a special day for me. Imaginisce is featuring me as a guest designer on their blog today!
I am sharing some of the projects here to give you details on how I created them. Today I want to focus on the Enchanted Collection. This collection is just DARLING! I had so much fun working with it, and to tell you the truth, I couldn't seem to stop creating with it! Every time I'd get done a creation, I'd have an idea for another one. In collaboration, Glue Arts is also featuring this Guest Designer Post and has supplied me with a giveaway as well. Make sure you hop over to Imaginisce and Glue Arts today, as they will both be giving away goodies, plus scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for MY giveaway!!
WARNING- Photo and Project Heavy Post!!
I REALLY REALLY enjoyed creating this week! I've mentioned that I've been a bit overworked, and creating was becoming a chore at times. With less responsibility I'm feeling free to create at my own pace, fast or slow, and that is such a great feeling.
First I want to share this adorable layout with you. I have to say, I think I was channeling my mentor and friend Jana Eubank. She shared an amazing video on the Cricut Circle Blog ( you can sign up here) last week, and I created this layout after watching it, and I think it looks a little like her style.
Don't forget you can click to see these larger!
First I used the pink( Princess Promenade) as a background paper, I trimmed off a little around the edges, and then I added strips of kraft cardstock, which I trimmed with my deco scissors. I layered the stripe paper (Fairy Trails)towards the bottom, and topped that with about a 6 inch circle, again, matted with kraft cardstock and trimmed with mini scallop scissors. I mounted my two photos on a sticker backing sheet, ( don't throw those away- they often have beautiful prints on them!) which I shabbied the edges a bit with my distress tool ( Heidi Swapp). I then layered on blue punched scallops (Happy Ever After) in a border, and topped them with a border strip (Belle of the Ball Border ) from the collection.( All adhesive is Glue Arts Perma Tac and I used the Glue Glider Pro Gun)
Now for the fun part, the embellishing! I first cut out the castle from the patterned paper (Happy Ever After ) and stuck that on with Perma Tac, then I added the diecut girl and animals and flower (Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts) , popping them up with UCutIt foam. I had cut out the white scallop circle from my Cricut Imagine, then I cut a smaller circle of kraft and journaled on that.
I cut out the title using my Gypsy and Cricut Expression, using Martha Elegant Cakes ( birthday) and Storybook (princess) using the pink paper (If the Crown Fits ) and adding the shadow in kraft as well. I used the cut out crown tucked under my title to add interest to that as well. To finish, I added some craft store pink pearls.
Next, I made this fun gift bag.. Again, I used the backing from an embellishment package. I cut that down to size, and added a border strip ( Belle of the Ball Border Stickers) across the bottom, and then added a white cardstock punched strip ( martha stewart) across the top. I popped up the white journal spot with UCutIt foam- cut from cardstock using my Imagine, and layered on the dreams come true punch out (Make Believe Cardstock Die Cuts ) with more UCutIt foam. I tied a double bow with the collection ribbon ( Satin Streamers) and topped it with a brown button and twine.
The flower swirl (Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts) is cut in half, tucking the edges under the diecuts, then popping the second half up with UCutIt foam. I tucked in a couple flower pins, and then added IRock gems with the IRock tool.
Next I have a card for you First I cut the orange paper (Princess Posies) -to size for the card, then I punched the strips of pink (If the Crown Fits)and attached them at the top and bottom of the orange. I added UCutIt foam to the back of the castle punch out (Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts), and then added UCutIt to the Imagine cutout scallop oval.
To each side of that I added a collection ribbon bow (Satin Streamers) with pink buttons and twine. Then I added the (Sticker Glass) Stickers, and I stamped the Princess stamp ( Snag 'Em Stamps - Crown Princess) on pink, stamped again on green- cut out the crown- and added the IRock Gem.
I created another card, using the blue paper( Mirror Mirror) then matting it with the orange paper( Princess Posies). I layered the border strip (Belle of the Ball Border Stickers ) then popped up the cardstock cut out scallop oval- cut from my Imagine- and then layered on the chipboard sticker ( Once Upon A Time Chipboard Stickers).
Then I tied on the collection ribbon (Satin Streamers )with bow, button and twine, then pushed through two green flower pins ( topped with Irock gems) I added UCutIt foam to the crown punch out (Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts ) and added an IRock gem to the center.
next I have this fun mini album cover. I'm not sure yet what I'll be doing with the inside, perhaps to make a small journal for one of my girls, or a mini album with photos. I took a Pink Paislee canvas album then sprayed it with pink tattered angels spray mist. ( I also sprayed my Petaloo flowers as well) after they were dry, I added the border sticker (Belle of the Ball Border Stickers )to the cover, then added my flowers towards the bottom using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares. I tied a double ribbon bow with the collection ribbon (Satin Streamers), and added a medium ITop button to the center. Then used a Glue Arts Mini Glue square to adhere the heart punch out to it's center. I also added UCutIt foam to the back of my title punch out (Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts) and adhered that to the cover. I tucked in two homemade pins into the flowers as well.
Next, I used a mix of stick on gems and stick on Pearls randomly all across the album cover. I love how super girly this turned out.
I created another girly card. First I used a block of the product packaging , then I added a block of the stripe paper (Fairy Trails ), slightly larger then the backing block. I added a piece of the flower border sticker (Belle of the Ball Border Stickers ) towards the bottom, and then added on my Imagine cut out scallop rectangle.
I layered on the dimensional journal sticker (True Love Tags Sticker Stackers), then added the girly girl chipboard sticker (Once Upon A Time Chipboard Stickers). I also added the chipboard crown and then added the collection ribbon bow ( Satin Streamers ) with button and twine and a punch out flower that I added a little UCutIt foam to make it pop up.
A landscape card, I used the backing again from a sticker package, then added a block of the stripe paper (Fairy Trail). and added the sticker border (Belle of the Ball Border Stickers ) to the bottom of the card.
Again I used a journal spot cut from my Imagine, and tied the collection ribbon across with a bow (Satin Streamers ) and topped with a button and stuck on the sticker (True Love Tags Sticker Stackers ) I popped up some of the punch out flowers (Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts ) with UCutIt foam and layered them under the bow. then I topped them with my IRock and gems.
and finally today- I have this one last princess card to share with you.I cut a block of pink paper (If the Crown Fits ) and matted it with the stripe paper (Fairy Trails ). then I added a torn green strip (Happy Ever Afte ) and I layered on the punch out trees ( Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts). I wrapped twine around the card, tied a bow and topped it with a green paper ITop brad.
I added a cut out flower with pearl to it's center. I added the punch out carriage ( Make a Wish Cardstock Die Cuts). and the sticker (True Love Tags Sticker Stackers )then stamped the princess ( Snag 'Em Stamps - Crown Princess). I then handcut the clouds and popped up two of them with UCutIt foam. I also added a gem and several pearls to the card as accents.
Lastly for you today, I have a giveaway for you! Would you like to win the Imaginisce Dino-Roar collection?
or would you like to win a Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro plus refill AND Ribbon Adhesive?
I will chose two winners on Saturday! please click the follower link on my right sidebar to become a follower and leave me a comment on this post- US/Canadian Shipping only. Thanks so much!
thanks for coming by today!