70 posts categorized "Michelle Bala"

04/09/2021

Fri 09

LOVE You- Heart Streamer
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. Today I am sharing a shaped card using the Nested Globes Dies. 

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Here are the steps:

Trim and score a piece of cardstock, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. 

Secure the largest globe die with the arch above the top of the card. 

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When you run it thru the die cutting machine it will not cut the top part of the card, giving you an arched shaped card.

Use the same die and cut a piece of aqua colored cardstock.  Adhere this to the card base.

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Next, die cut the Heart Streamer Globe and trim off the bottom strip (the scored part). I used a darker shade or aqua cardstock. 

I used the Wooden Alpha Dies to die cut the word L O V E.  I used the pastel glitter pad to die cut the letters and tiny hearts.

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Adhere the die cut letters to the center of the base with foam tape. Place two layers of foam tape to the die cut Heart Streamer Globe so it sits

above the die cut letters.

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I stamped and trimmed the partial sentiment from the stamp set Joyful Moments.  I adhered the sentiment to the globe.  Adhere the tiny glitter hearts to the streamers and base.
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Last, I threaded a button and adhered that to the arch of the Heart Streamer Globe.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Enjoy the weekend!

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03/29/2021

Mon 29

Slimline Hello
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! I'm stopping by today to share a slimline card, CAS style! It's easy to create using the Slimline Basic Rectangle Layers Dies.  I created the card base that measures 3 1/2 x 8 1/2. Than die cut two slimline rectangle layers. Using the top layer, I positioned the Wooden Alpha Dies to spell HELLO. I secured the first three letters with washi tape, than die cut. Reposition the last two and die cut.

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After the letters were die cut, I used Copic Markers to color them. I die cut the Gerber Stems and used Copics to color. Reposition the letters, secure with washi tape, adhere the panel with foam tape tot he middle panel.  Remove the washi tape. Adhere the middle panel with foam tape to the card base. Emboss and trim the sentiment from the stamp set, Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set.

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Adhere the gerber stems. I finished the card with some gems.

Thanks for stopping by!

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03/23/2021

Tue 23

It Means So Much...
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. Today I watercolored  All the Happiness stamp and die set. I stamped the bouquet image onto Open Studio Watercolor Paper. I used Karin Brushmarker set to color the flowers, leaves and berries.  After the bouquet has dried, die cut and set aside.

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I trimmed a piece of watercolor paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and adhere to a card base. I added a light water wash of gray color to the  panel. I used the Crystal Corner Die and die cut a piece of green paper from the Lush Green 6x6 paper pack. I adhered the corner die cut in the corner, and layered the bouquet over the corner die cut.

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I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set, Joyful Moments. I added some splatters of the gray water wash. I added some gems.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek! Enjoy your week!

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03/16/2021

Tue 16

Just A Note
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a slimline card showcasing some of the newest spring flower dies. 

I die cut and colored Layered Daisies Die, Layered Cosmos Die, and Layered Fresh Flowers Die. I adhered the layers and set aside. 

*Note: for the cosmos flower, I die cut the large petals two times.

I die cut the sentiment and and shadow using the pretty paper packs, Sunny Orange and Earth Neutral. Adhere and set aside.

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Next, I used the Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles Die and die cut the bottom panel using pattern paper from Spring Plaid Slim.

I also cut two layers using white cardstock for the middle panels.

Next, I assembled the card. I adhered the panels using foam tape to give added dimension making sure the panels are centered.

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First I adhered the daisey, centered.  Than, I adhered the sentiment. And lastly, I adhered the Cosmos and Fresh Flower. 

I finished the card with some scattered sequins.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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03/12/2021

Fri 12

Butterfly Hugs
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing  card full of butterfly hugs! I used the new Sylvan Butterfly Die, Glade Butterfly Die, Crystal Corner Die,

Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set, Lush Green, Fresh Aqua and Twilight Purple 6x6 Pack.

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This card is pretty easy to create and recreate using any color combo you choose!  I trimmed a piece of cardstock to measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

I die cut the Crystal Corner Die two times and adhered them in opposite corners.  Than I die cut the butterflies with four coordinating shades of  paper. 

Than alternated light and dark shades. Adhere them to the card base. I added a gem in the center of each butterfly.  Lastly, I embossed the sentiment

with white embossing powder, than used the coordinating die that comes with the stamp set to cut out the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment with 

foam tape.

Thanks for taking a peek! 

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03/01/2021

Mon 01

Wildflower Thank You
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a Thank You card I created using some of the new flower dies from the Spring Release:

Lavender Stems Die, Wildflower Stems Die, and Daisy Stems Die. I die cut the flowers using Memory Box Watercolor Paper

and used Karin Brush Markers to watercolor.  

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While the watercolored flowers are drying, I used the Crysral Frame Die and the Twilight Purple 6x6 Paper Pack and die cut the frame. I adhered the frame directly to the card base of an A2 card. When the flowers are dry, I layered them on top of the frame, over-lapping.
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I die cut the Thank You sentiment using the Sunny Orange 6x6 Paper Pack, 3 times. I adhered them layer by layer. Than adhered the sentiment on top

of the stems. For a finishing touch I added a twine bow and some iridescent gems.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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02/23/2021

Tue 23

Happy Easter
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing an Easter Slimline Card. I used a few of the newest products from the 2021 Spring Release

  • Happy Easter Posh Script Die
  • Bunny Face Die
  • Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles Die
  • Spring Plaid Slim Paper Pack
  • Vibrant Violet 6x6 Paper Pack

 
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A traditional slimline measure 3 1/2 by 8 1/2, so I used the slimline stitched rectangles die slightly smaller than the card base and die cut the largest panel. The smallest slimline stitched rectangle die can be any size you choose. I chose a much smaller one so I could see more of the pattern paper.

*TIP: When I die cut pattern paper I always use the same die and cut an extra piece from a sturdier cardstock ( mine is white) and adhere them together.

I adhered the pattern paper panels to the card base with foam tape. I die cut the Happy Easter sentiment three times and adhered them together. Than adhere the sentiment to the center panel.

I die cut the Bunny Face and colored him with Copic Markers. I added a small twine bow. I adhered the bunny to the center panel with foam tape.
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For a finishing touch I added some sequins.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Hope you have a great week!

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02/16/2021

Tue 16

Rainbow Shaker Card
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a rainbow shaker card! I used the newest Spring 2021 supplies!   

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I created the card base, a  3 1/2 x 8 1/2  slimline style. I die cut the panel with the Slimline Basic Rectangle Die. 

Center and secure the Arched Collage Die, die cut.  Trim a piece of clear acetate and secure behind the die cut arch. 

Using the same Arched Collage Die, die cut each color of the rainbow. Save the extra cut outs for later projects.

Place each rainbow color into their perspective slot in the die cut panel.  Secure with washi tape.

Turn the panel upside down and add a layer of glue to each color arch. 

Turn panel right side up and center it on top of card base. Press firmly on rainbow arches. After a minute, gently remove washi tape.

Stamp the sentiment in the top, right corner.   Turn die cut panel upside down and add a double layer of foam tape framing out the rainbow.

Scatter a mix of sequins on top of the rainbow. Secure the top, die cut panel over the sequins and rainbow.

Die cut and adhere the butterfly.

Enjoy shaking! 

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Thanks for peeking! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!!

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02/12/2021

Fri 12

Wishing You Happiness
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. I'm excited to be sharing some of the newest products for the Spring Line.  

I used  All the Happiness clear stamp and die set. I paired the stamp up with Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles Die Set.  The cascading floral bouquet

works perfectly with this slimline die.
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I stamped the bouquet with black ink and colored them Copic Markers.  I secured the coordinating die and ran it through my die cutting machine.

I die cut the two largest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles. On the smaller die cut rectangle, I stamped the smaller bouquet in each corner. I used 

antique linen distress ink.  I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner.
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I adhered the largest slim line die cut the the card base. Than I layered the smaller slimline die cut and die cut bouquet with foam tape.

I adhered some gold sequins than finished the card with some gold paint splatter.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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01/28/2021

Thu 28

Be Mine
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a simple design for Valentine's Day that can be given to a male or female. 

I used the Crystal Heart Die, Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out Die, Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamp, Holiday Glitter Pad and Polished Foil Pad.

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I die cut the Crystal Heart two times. Once each using glitter and foil paper in the champagne shade. I glued the foil heart on top of the glitter heart.
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I adhered the layered Crystal Heart onto a piece of foam tape. I used a foam sheet for this step.  I added the geometric shapes back into the Crystal Heart, alternating between glitter and foil. Than I trimmed the excess foam sheet.

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The next steps are shown above. I trimmed a piece of gray cardstock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I die cut the window using the Double Stitch Loving Heart Die. Stamp the sentiment. Turn the panel over and add foam adhesive. Adhere the gray panel onto a white card base. 

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Last, peel off the back of the foam sheet from the Crystal Heart and adhere the heart in the center of the heart window. 

What do you think? I hope you liked it!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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