126 posts categorized "Donna"

01/18/2019

Fri 18

Valentine Candle Holder
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a easy Valentine home decor project for you.  I am once again using the new Heart Board Die to create a wrap that goes around a votive holder.  I feel that it's fun to show you several ideas using the same product.  I know if I invest in a craft product I appreciate seeing it used in various ways!

Donna1

To create this project I cut a strip of red cardstock that fit around the votive holder I was using.  For my project I needed to cut the Heart Board 4 times to create my candle wrap. 

Donna2

I cut a strip of vellum paper and glued it behind the heart die cut cardstock.

Next I applied a thin strip of double sided tape ( I used 1/8" red line tape) to one end of the cardstock and to secure it around the votive holder.  

To further embellish the candle holder I tied twine around the top of the candle and added a bow and a metal arrow.  I die cut a red cardstock heart, stamped the word love on a strip of kraft cardstock and glued these to the arrow.


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I added a battery operated tea light to candle holder.  Because we are using paper and ribbons the battery operated candles are your safest option for this project.


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I hope you enjoyed today's project!  Have a great weekend.

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01/11/2019

Fri 11

Hello
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everybody!

Happy New Year and welcome to our first blog blitz of 2019.  We're featuring the new Valentine release.  I hope you've enjoyed all of the inspiring blog posts this week and have left comments on each one for a chance to win one of the new dies!

Today I have a card for you that features several new products that I love!

Donna1

To make the card, I die cut the Heart Board Die twice on a strip of white cardstock.

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Next I cut a strip of watercolor paper a little smaller than the die cut strip and painted the the background which will go behind the hearts. 

Donna3

When my background was dry I glued my die cut strip to the watercolored strip of paper.

I spattered a white cardstock layer with black paint and glued my heart die cut strip to it.  I die cut the word hello from black cardstock and adhered this to a strip of vellum paper.  I added the strip of vellum to my card by folding the strip behind the card front and gluing it in place.


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I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock and heat embossed it using white embossing power.  I used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

Would you like a chance to win the Heart Board die for yourself?  Leave a comment on this post before Sunday, January 13th at 11:59pm EST.  One person at random will be chosen to win the die.  All the winners will be posted on the Outside the Box blog at 6 pm EST on Monday, January 14th. Don't forget to visit the blog this week for more chances to win.  

Good luck to everyone and thanks for stopping by!

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12/19/2018

Wed 19

Noel
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

I can't believe Christmas is almost here! Today I have a quick and easy card for you in case you need some last minute inspiration.

Donna1

To create this card, I started with watercolor paper and inked the pine branch from the Winter Greenery Stamp Set with Forest Moss Distress Ink. Then I stamped it several times to create a pine bough.  

I spattered the background with watered down Forest Moss ink and stamped the word noel in the bottom right hand corner of the paper.  I used red acrylic paint and a toothpick to add the berries.

Donna2

I die cut the ribbon from red glitter paper and glued this to the top of the pine bough.

To finish the card I matted the card front with red cardstock and adhered it to a white notecard.

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This is my last post for 2018, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

See you in 2019!

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12/14/2018

Fri 14

Winter Wishes
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Can you believe how fast Christmas is approaching?  I hope my card today inspires you to get your Christmas cards done, if you haven't done so already.

Donna1

To create this card I took a white card base and spattered it with gold ink.  

On another piece of white cardstock, I stamped the Christmas words background using gold ink and glued this to the card front.

Next I die cut the Winter Frame from white and gold cardstock.  I covered the back of the white die cut with foam tape to keep all the pieces in place and glued the gold frame and snowflakes to the white die cut.

Donna2

I adhered a piece of washi tape to the card front and glued the winter frame die cut on top of it. 

Using white cardstock I die cut the Pine Wreath and used 3 of the branches to embellish the card front.  

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To finish the card, I added gold pearls to the pine branches and stamped the word wishes on white cardstock and glued that to the card.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by!  Have a great weekend!

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12/07/2018

Fri 07

Believe
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Today I have another Christmas card that is fairly easy to mass produce.

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To create this card I lightly sponged white cardstock with Vintage Photo ink and misted it with plain water.  Once the background was dry, I inked the Christmas words with Fired Brick distress ink and randomly stamped the background paper.  I did not mount my stamp on a block and instead used my fingers and pressed the stamp onto the background to get that random look.

Donna2

I die cut the deer circle from white cardstock and saved the background pieces to use later.  I inked the deer die cut with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with Stampendous Antique Gold embossing powder.  

I die cut a slightly smaller circle from double sided tape and adhered that to the back of the deer die cut.  That way I could glue the background pieces back in place.  Before I mounted this this to the card front I put some string behind the circle and then glued it to the card.

Donna3

I stamped the word believe on a strip of red cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Using foam tape I glued this to the card.

To finish the card I adhered the card front to a red cardstock layer and glued this to a white notecard.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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11/30/2018

Fri 30

Merry Christmas
by Donna Sledzik

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope this weekend will bring you some time to create!  Christmas will be here before you know it!  I think the card I have for you today will inspire you to get your Christmas cards made!

Donna1

To make this card I began with a white notecard and adhered a silver cardstock layer to the front.

Next I die cut the Snowy Circle from white cardstock on the right hand side of the paper.  The snow background die cut I inked with Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress ink.  I glued the white cardstock onto the silver card layer and then glued the inked snow background in place.  

Donna2

I die cut three trees from the Pine Forest Frame, inked them with Peeled Paint Distress ink and glued them to the left of the snow background.  

Next I stamped, colored and die cut the bunny and snowballs and adhered them to the card front.

I inked the striped border stamp with red ink and stamped it on a strip of white cardstock, which I then adhered to the front of the card using foam tape.

Donna3

To finish the card, I stamped Merry Christmas and added some sequins to further embellish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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11/23/2018

Fri 23

Believe
by Donna Sledzik

Happy Friday everyone!

Now that Thanksgiving is over it's on to our next holiday season!  My Christmas card today is a fairly quick and easy one for you to mass produce.

Donna1

To make this card I stamped the smallest solid triangle from the That's Acute Triangle stamp set, several times using different colors of Distress Oxide Inks.  Once I was done with the stamping I took a fine point black marker and added some details to make them look like Christmas trees.

Donna2

I die cut the shadow portion of the word believe from white cardstock and the script part from red cardstock.  Next I inked the red die cut with versa ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.  I glued the word believe to the shadow background and then adhered that to a strip of vellum paper.  I wrapped the vellum strip around the card front and adhered to the back of the paper.

Donna3

I stamped fa la la on a black strip of cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I adhered this to the front of the card using foam tape.  I glued the card front to a red cardstock mat and adhered this to a white notecard.

To finish the card I added some black epoxy embellishments to the card front.

I hope you have a great weekend!

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10/26/2018

Fri 26

Merry Christmas
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a Christmas card showcasing some of the new products from the 2018 Holiday Happenings release.

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To make this card I began by stamping the Typewriter Holiday Elements background with Versa Mark ink on a white cardstock and heat embossed it using clear embossing ink.

Next I sponged over the embossed image with Candied Apple Distress ink.

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 I cut my card front to size and die cut the Snowy Circle in the center of the paper.  I die cut another Snowy Circle from white cardstock to use behind the trees. 

I glued a piece of silver metallic cardstock behind the prepared card front, then glued the white snowy circle in place.

I inked several of the solid triangle stamps with green distress inks, misted them with water and stamped them on white cardstock.  Once they were dry I stamped the triangle line images on top of the corresponding trees and die cut them.  I spattered the trees with white ink before adhering then to bottom edge of the snowy circle.

Donna3

I used foam tape to adhere some of the trees to add some dimension to the card.

I stamped the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Using foam tape I glued it across the bottom of the trees.

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To finish the card I added a black mat behind the card front and glued it to a white cardbase.  I also a glued a star to the top of the middle tree.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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10/19/2018

Fri 19

Good Cheer
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a fall themed card that could be used for many occasions.  I used the same Distress Oxide Ink technique as I did on my previous post for the background behind the leaf.  

Donna1

When I play with different ink techniques I like to use a whole sheet of paper to create backgrounds, that way I can quickly use them for other projects. 

For this card I die cut the leaf from metallic gold cardstock and adhered it to my prepared background. Then I glued it to a white and kraft cardstock layer.

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On a strip of metallic cardstock, I inked the horizontal stripe border with Versa Mark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I adhered it to the letf side of my card front.

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I glued the leaf panel to the card front and stamped the sentiment below it.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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10/12/2018

Fri 12

Wishing Card
by Donna Sledzik

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I have a Halloween theme birthday card.  I have several friends that have birthdays in October that share my love of Halloween, so why not a Halloween birthday card!

Donna1

To make this card I created a Distress Oxide inked background which I used behind the lamp die cut.  I applied various colors of oxide inks to my craft mat and sprayed them with plain water.  I took a piece of glossy cardstock and ran it through the inks.  I used the heat tool to dry each layer before adding more ink.

Donna2

Once the ink was dry on the paper, I used a blending tool with a foam applicator to apply Micro Glaze over the top of the inked paper.  This will brighten up your color and bring out the layers of ink (I forgot to take a picture of the color before the glaze was applied).

Next I die cut the Hanging Lantern Frame from black cardstock and used only the inside circle portion of the die cut.  I lightly applied Prima gold paste wax to the die cut to give it a vintage look.  

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I glued a piece of vellum behind the lantern and adhered the lantern die cut to the circle I cut from my background paper.

Using watercolor paper I inked the background for my card front with the same distress oxide inks and adhered my lantern die cut to the card front. 

I die cut the bats and the word "wishing" from black cardstock and glued those to the card front.  I stamped my sentiment using a couple of sentiments and masked off the words I didn't want to use.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you all have a great weekend!

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