Here we are. Another day into our week-long QuicKutz + Hero Arts extravagaaaaaanza!
I think we need to see some more examples! Here we have the lovely Jen Gallacher sharing this adorable page on her little boy! Isn’t he the cutest? There's something a bit mischievous with that smile, I think. ;) I love her combination of die cuts and stamps . . . making this page just POP! FABulous! Take a close look at all her little details.
Supplies: Quickutz Supplies Used:
QuicKutz: Flower_4 Petal Border 1224, Frame 1509, Phrase_Family_1480
Triangle Border Tiny 1259
Hero Arts: Many Hearts stamp set, Branch n’ Leaf stamp set, Sky’s the Limit stamp set, Scallop Borders stamp set, Borders stamp set
Other: Scallop circle punches (McGill, EK Success), Circle punches (EK Success, McGill), Buttons (We R’ Memory Keepers), Twine (Craft Supply), Brads (Karen Foster Design), Photo corner (Canson), Book paper (vintage), Stamping ink (Inque Boutique, Stampin’ Up, Memories), Black embossing powder (Inque Boutique)
Here are Jen's instructions for making her page:
- Use the Flower 4 Petal Border 1224 shape to cut a border from yellow cardstock.
- Mount on orange cardstock and rub edges with brown stamping ink.
- Machine stitch to dark brown cardstock.
- Use the open scallop stamp from the “Scallop Borders” stamp set to stamp on olive cardstock.
- Trim, rub edges with brown stamping ink, and wrap with twine.
- Use the floral border from the “Borders” stamp set to stamp on light teal cardstock.
- Trim and mount on yellow flower petal border.
- Use the Frame 1509 to cut a frame from black cardstock.
- Mount inner frames on vintage book paper and trim.
- Mount outside frame piece on book paper frame and mount on layout.
- Add two white mini brads to each side of the frame.
- Ungroup the Phrase Family 1480 shape and cut only the “LOVE” word from black cardstock.
- Mount inside title frame.
- Use the dot heart from the “Many Hearts” stamp set to stamp a heart on olive cardstock.
- Cut out and rub edges with brown stamping ink.
- Mount on title and add a button tied with twine.
- Use the owl from the “Branch n’ Leaf” stamp set to stamp on rust cardstock.
- Punch out with 1.5” circle punch and mount on a 1.75” olive punched circle.
- Mount once more on 2” scallop circle punches and mount on layout.
- Add black mini brads to the owl eyes of each punched shape.
- Use Versamark ink to stamp the “life is brighter” sentiment from the “Sky’s the Limit” stamp set onto teal cardstock.
- Emboss the sentiment with black embossing powder.
- Punch out with 2” circle punch and rub edges with brown stamping ink.
- Mount on 2.5” tan scallop circle punch and machine stitch together.
- Mount on layout with pop dots.
- Print journaling on tan cardstock.
- Use sand ink to stamp the branch stamp from the “Branch n’ Leaf” stamp set on oatmeal cardstock.
- Use the Triangle Border Tiny 1259 shape to cut a triangle border from white cardstock.
- Rub edges with brown stamping ink and mount beneath journaling block.
- Machine stitch in place and add two buttons tied with twine.
And now for a page from me. I love sharing sneak peeks. But it’s almost like giving a kid a sucker—only getting one or two licks—and then telling them they can finish the rest of it in a few days. I’m really not a torturous soul. I just love sharing what’s to come! I think it’s fun! :)
(See that guy sucking his Hawaiian ice there on the right? That's QK's own Andrea Smith's hubby--they were on this Scrapbooking with Lisa Cruise too. She went parasailing and he came with us shopping . . . and eating! And I should add that he was the perfect gentleman in giving his wife the spot at parasailing. What a guy!)
Here's what I used and did:
- Cut my own title using an elongated (stretched) Impact font (I love tall letters!).
- I'm new to the Revolution embossing world and wanted to use my new Stripes Label embossing folder. However, I didn't have a mat to use in my Revolution, so I cut a piece of fairly thick chipboard and used that as a temporary mat to get those variegated lines. They probably would have been more defined had I used what I was suppose to. ;) But hey, it worked! That's what you call improvising!
- Used the Hawaii tag (hawaii_tag_1642), a photo corner (photo_corner_1561—love it because you can make it as big as you want), and the new shape—that diamond flower pattern—already distressed, of course. Perfect for a tropical page or a teenage boy’s page!
- All the die cuts accented beautifully with the “Travel” border stamp and a little flourish stamp from Hero Arts.
- Embossed stamp images with Zing embossing powders from American Crafts, of course. Love those! They are my new favorite toy!
Would you like to see another new image or two . . . or three? . . . coming out for Silhouette next Thursday (the 18th)? Are you feeling patriotic? Not quite yet? Do these help?
Now that’s something to celebrate! ;)
So speaking of the Zing Embossing powders, how about I give a few away to use with your Hero Arts stamps? Great colors to work with those 4th of July or pool pages, eh?
And some Hero Arts stamps too? Loving these designs!
Of course, our giveaways today would not be complete without some fabulous dies and embossing folder from us! I've got some ideas for that instant photo die. :)
Just leave your comment in today’s post and you’ll be entered to win one of these glorious three prizes!
And speaking of winners, the winners of yesterday’s prizes are:
Hero Arts Stamps
Carolyn, who said:
Congrats to the winners...Nichol, what an adoreable page. I just love those pics and the colors..wow! I've been watching HA blog since I started scrapping 11/07 and Jennifer Is soooooo talented...What awesome giveaways...thanks for a chance to win...I've not won anything on HAs blog so maybe I'll get lucky here...I wish I had a Silhouette...
QK Dies and Embossing Folder
Fran H, who said:
More wonderful and amazing products. Love them all! Love the beautiful card.
Thanks for posting and inspiring us.
Silhouette Downlaoad card
Jenny M who said:
What a great pack of prizes offered. I hope I win. Thanks for a chance to win.
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