59 posts categorized "Michelle Bala"

01/18/2021

Mon 18

Sending Love Shaker Card
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some of the fun new products for Valentine's Day! I used the largest die from the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Die. This die is perfect for creating a shaker card. I die cut a piece of red cardstock than splattered it with white paint. Set aside to dry. 

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Next, I used the Pinpoint Burst Plate and embossed a piece of aqua cardstock.  Adhere the embossed panel to the card base. When the top die cut panel is dry, turn it over and adhere a piece of clear acetate to the back. This is the shaker window. Frame out the shaker window panel with a double layer of foam tape and remove all tabs.

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Sprinkle a mix of sequins onto the aqua cardstock where the shaker window will position.  Adhere the top panel over the sequins.  Last, die cut the sentiment Sending Love Posh Script two times. I used the Holiday Glitter Pad and aqua cardstock to die cut the sentiment. I adhered them together slightly off center. Than adhere the sentiment to the card.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

Hope you'll give this shaker a try!

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01/07/2021

Thu 07

Big Hugs Slimline Valentine Card
by Michelle Bala

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Hello! Michelle here. Welcome back to Day 5 of our Valentine Blitz and giveaway! I'm sure you have been enjoying the newest Valentine supplies!!! Toady I am showcasing a mix of new and old. 

First, I used the new Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate to emboss and die cut the long panel.  I used a light pink cardstock. I adhered the panel to my card base. 

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Next, I used the new Woodgrain Heart Die and die cut a heart from kraft paper.  I used two previously released dies, Bountiful Wreath Die and Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs Die, and die cut some branches as a filler behind the heart. I used aqua and lime green cardstock and Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad to die cut the branches.  I adhered the heart and branches to the card base with foam tape.

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Last, I die cut the new sentiment, Big Hugs Posh Script. I used Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad for the script die and black cardstock for the shadow die.  I layered a piece of silver thread between the heart and sentiment before adhering.  For a finishing touch I splattered some white paint and I scattered some gems.

Would you like a chance to win the new WOODGRAIN HEART DIE? Just leave a comment here before 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, January 10th for a chance to win. One comment will be selected at random to win the die, and all winners will be posted on the blog  Monday, January 11th at 5pm EST.

Thanks for visiting the blog today!

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12/29/2020

Tue 29

Let it Snow
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a winter scene. I used a few dies to create this scene: Wooded Glen Collage Die, Snowglobe Backer Die, Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die, and Spirit of Christmas Stamp Set.

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These are the steps I followed:

Trim card base to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and ink up the base with broken china, salty ocean and blue print sketch distress oxide inks.

Next, secure the stitch rectangle die to a piece of white cardstock.  Place the wooded glen collage die in the center of the stitch rectangle die and secure. Run through your die cutting machine. Die cut the tree tops seperately. Die cut the deer.

I used Copic Markers to color the trees and deer. I used shades E41, E42, E43, E44, E49; G40, G43, G46, G99. 

I adhered the tree tops to the tree trunks.  Stamp the sentiment with black ink. Than adhere the die cut stitch rectangle panel to the card base with foam tape. 

I splattered some white paint over the card base. Allow to dry than adhere the deer. For a finishing touch I scattered some sequins.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

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12/25/2020

Fri 25

Blessed
by Michelle Bala

Hello there! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!  Michelle here,  sharing a mix of patterns and texture. 

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Here are the steps I followed to create this card:

  1. Fold and trim card base to measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
  2. Trim a piece of foil paper to fit the card base.
  3. Emboss the foil paper with Pinpoint Snowflake Plate.
  4. Adhere the embossed foil paper to the card base. 
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  5. Trim a piece of pattern paper, same size as base.
  6. Secure the star die to the center of the pattern paper with washi tape. I used the largest star die from the Shining Star Set.
  7. Run the die through a die cutting machine.
  8. Adhere the die cut panel over the embossed foil base. 
  9. Splatter with white paint.
  10. Stamp the sentiment onto solid cardstock and trim to desired length. I used the stamp set Harvest Love and Kindness.
  11. Finish with a twine bow.

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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12/22/2020

Tue 22

Christmas Pattern Random Embossing
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a couple of embossed cards. I used the stamp set, Spirit of Christmas. For the red card I used the holly branch stamp. For the teal card I used the poinsettia stamp. I stamped the panels randomly and embossed the red card with white embossing powder, and the teal card with gold embossing powder.

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I followed the same process on both cards. 

After I embossed the patterns I die cut the panels with Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die, the second largest die. From the same cardstock I also die cut a base panel with the largest die. I adhered the large die cut panel to the card base than adhered the embossed die cut panel with foam tape.

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I die cut two sentiments, Peace Airy Script, and Merry Airy Script. I used the Holiday Glitter Pad. For a finishing touch I scattered some gems on both cards.

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12/02/2020

Wed 02

Joy
by Michelle Bala

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Hello, Michelle here. I wanted to color up some poinsettias from the stamp set, Spirit of Christmas. I stamped the flowers onto copic friendly paper than used Copic Markers to color. Here are the shades I used: RV00, RV21, RV23, RV25; R35, R46, R59; R30, R32, R35. I used Y15, Y17 for the centers.
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I used the coordinating die to cut out the flowers. Then I used the die Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs and die cut a few sprigs.  To die cut the background panel, I used Wrapped Stitched Rectangles Die and Christmas Plaid Pack. I used one die cut word to pull it all together, Joy Airy Script Die and Holiday Glitter Pad.
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I adhered the plaid panel with foam tape to the card base. Then I layered the poinsettias and pine needle sprigs on top the panel. I added some white accents with a gel pen. Lastly, I adhered the die cut sentiment on top and scattered some gems.

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11/26/2020

Thu 26

Vintage Sled Christmas Gift Tags
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing a few Christmas gift tags I created using the new Vintage Sled Die. Grab an assorted mix of colored cardstock and let's get busy! I die cut the sled 9 times using red, pink, green, aqua, teal, light gray, dark gray, kraft, and black cardstock.

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I assembled the slatted pieces with foam tape. I used a small fussy scissor to trim long thin strips of foam tape. I applied them to the base of the die cut sled, than lay the slatted pieces on top. You can also use liquid glue if you do not want a raised look.

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After the sleds are assembled, set aside. Let's die cut all the trimmings!

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I used the tree tops from the new Collage Dies, Pine Tree Collage, Wooded Glenn Collage, and Little Orchard Collage Dies. I also used Bauble Snowflakes Dies but unfortunately they are no longer available. However, Jolly Snowflake Trio Dies are  a perfect swap! I used the same cardstock colors plus I added white to die cut all the trimmings. 

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Now have fun layering the leaves in different colors, shapes and patterns! Layer each cluster with a snowflake and a gem.  The pink sled and red sled are my favorite!
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I also added some shimmer to the sled, cluster of leaves and snowflake.
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All the sentiments are from the stamp set Christmas Tiles. I used bakers twine in different shades to tie the tags to some candy canes. The tags can also make cute ornaments!

Hope you enjoyed this post and make some vintage sled gift tags!!!! Have a great weekend!

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11/16/2020

Mon 16

Mistletoe Christmas
by Michelle Bala

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I colored the mistletoe with Copic Markers in shades G40, G43, G46, YG67; R39, RV99. I added some white accents with a gel pen.  I adhered the knotted circle wreaths  to the card base than layered the mistletoe with foam tape. 

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The sentiment is from the stamp set Spirit of Christmas. I embossed them with gold embossing powder. For a finishing touch I scattered some gems.        Michellesignature (1)

 

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11/10/2020

Tue 10

Silent Night, Holy Night
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there, Michelle here! Today I am sharing a Christmas card showcasing the Cabin Collage Die, Pinpoint Burst Plate Die, and Spirit of Christmas Stamp Set. 
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First I inked up a piece of cardstock with tumbled glass and chipped sapphire distress oxide inks. Next, I used the Pinpoint Burst Plate Die to emboss the background. I trimmed the panel and adhered it to the card base.

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Next, I used the Cabin Collage Die and die cut a piece of cardstock. Than I used the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles Die to die cut the same panel. I used Copic Markers to color the cottage in shades C1, C2, C4; N1; R39, RV99. I adhered the cottage panel with foam tape than splattered some white paint. I embossed the sentiments with silver embossing powder. Than finished the card with star sequins and gems.

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10/29/2020

Thu 29

Joy & Love
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. I'm in full on Christmas mode for card making...how about you? I love the simplicity of the Bountiful Wreath Die, whether you use it as a single layer or add multiple layers. I added some of the smaller sprig dies that come with the wreath die. I colored the wreath with Copic markers in shades YG21, YG25, YG17 and YG67.
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For the background, I embossed a piece of red cardstock with the Pinpoint Snowflake Plate Die. I trimmed the panel slightly smaller than an A2 card base. I mounted the embossed panel with foam tape.
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I used the stamp set Christmas Tiles and embossed the sentiments with gold embossing powder. I adhered the wreath to the red panel and added some extra sprigs I colored earlier. Arrange and adhere the sentiments with foam tape. For a finishing touch I added a twine bow and gems.

Thanks for stopping by!

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