Handmade by Diana

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Press and Seal Technique

I love this Press and Seal technique by Jennifer McGuire. I have so many stamps and dies that require a lot of pieces be put together to create a focal point, such as a bouquet of flowers. This video shows how to keep everything in place while adhering to your card, scrapbook page, or project. Imagine using this technique for lining up perfectly positioned letters too.

 

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Hello, can you hear me?

Remember back in the day, actually yesterday, when you’re on your cell phone and the connection goes bad and you find yourself saying, “Hello, can you hear me?”  Well today I’m sharing a smart phone card that the recipient surely won’t have a problem communicating.  Needless to say if you’ve been following me for awhile, I’m in love with MFT (My Favorite Things) products.  My newbie for this month is the Smart Phone Die-namics using pictures.  A list of supplies will be at the end of this post.

March 1 pic

This card is a standard A2 (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″).   The background is clear embossed with MFT’s Jumbo Abstract Art stamp set. The photo is covered with a transparency to look more realistic.  It doesn’t photograph well, but looks cool in person.

March 2 pic

This one was used as a card by itself.  I used the SU silver glimmer paper for the front of the phone. The chat bubbles are included with the Smart Phone die-namics set.

March 3 pic

This is the inside of the card using the fun Friend Request stamp set that matches the die.

March 4 pic

This is the new “say it your way personalized stamp” by  Stampin’ Up. Click here to see previous post for details.  You can create these with birthday wishes, your address, advertise your business, etc. the possibilities are endless.

Supplies

Stamp Sets:  MFT, Jumbo Abstract Art and Friend Request, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes on card one

Paper: Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry, Slush, Sweet Tooth (MFT), Silver Glimmer paper and transparencies

Ink:  Basic Black and Strawberry Slush

MFT Die-namics:  Smart Phone, Fishtail Flags Layers Stax, Blueprints #1, Polka Dot Cover Up

Other:  Clear Embossing Powder

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Smart Phone Die-namics

Blueprint 1

Blueprints 1

Fishtail Flags Layers STAX

Fishtail Flags Layers Stax

Polka Dot Cover Up

Polka Dot Cover-Up Die

Jumbo Abstract

Jumbo Abstract Art Stamp Set

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Smile it’s the February Scrapbook Class

This month we did a generic layout that can be used for most anything.  Since I love photography it’s no wonder I fell in love with the MFT camera dies and stamps.  There are a lot of MFT products used that will be listed at the end of this post.  Click on the pics to see up-close details.

1 - Scrapbook 12x12 layouts

A double page layout using the mirror effect

1 - Scrapbook left page

The outside borders are MFT’s Mini Film Strip

1 - Scrapbook left page close up

I think I’m showing my age, but how many of you remember these polaroid cameras? I love the pic coming out of the camera and the sweet little heart on the lens cap.  Vellum paper was used for the ring around the heart.

1 - Scrapbook center spine

I used MFT’s Striped Background stamp to keep the two pages cohesive. The background stamp is SU Sanded Background stamp (retired).  “Say What” is MFT’s Chat Bubbles and Say What Die and Say What Sentiments stamp set.  To get the stripes to line up perfectly, I measured 2-1/2″ down and 2-1/2″ across from the corner.

1 - Scrapbook right page

On the bottom film strip, I wrote the names at an angle.  It left a good spot for some journaling.  However, I didn’t want to include it in the pic. (smile)

1 - Scrapbook right page close up

Love this large MFT Behind the Camera die.  A 1″ circle punch was used for the pic in the center of the lens.

1 - Scrapbook right page close up 2

Close up of the Cute Camera Dies.  Silver glimmer paper was added to the back to show the lens and flash.

Supplies Stamps:  MFT Say What Sentiment, Striped Backgrounds, Behind the Camera Sentiments, and SU Sanded Background Stamp

Card Stock:  SU Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Silver Glimmer and Vellum Paper.  MFT Sour Apple and PTI Harvest Gold pattern paper (on large camera)

Ink:  MFT Black Licorice and SU Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  MFT Dies Cute Camera Dies, Cute Camera Dies 2, Precious Polaroids, Insert It InstaFrame, Mini Film Strip and Chat Bubbles & Say What? dies, and SU Bigz Alphabet Typeset and Tasteful Trim Sizzix dies.

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January Card Class

These are some of the cards we made in the January card class.  First up is this masculine gift card using MFT products

Jan4

Supplies:

Stamps:  MFT Banner Greetings, Music Sheet Background.  The “to you” on the star is from Stampin’ Up Fabulous Phrases

Paper:  Sno Cone, Midnight Muse, Banana Split and Smooth White

Ink:  Midnight Muse

Other:  MFT Dies, Banner Greetings, Treat Pocket, Stars Stax and Chevron

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Next up is this sweet candy birthday card using SU products.  For a shiny finish to the lollipops we added Crystal Effects. (side not, be sure to let your crystal effects dry completely, I kept bumping into mine)

Jan3

Supplies:

Stamp Set:  Sweets for the Sweet and Remembering Your Birthday

Card Stock:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise  and Kraft

Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Tempting Turquoise

Other:  White embossing powder, Crystal Effects, Twine, 1″ and 1-1/4″ circle punches and lollipop sticks

Love this quick and simple Valentine card, products by MFT.  Sketch layout from Barbara Anders.

Jan2

Card stock:  Electric Red, Sweet Tooth and Black Licorice and silver glitter paper

MFT Dies:  Heart Stax, Lots of Love and Hugs & Kisses Cover-up

Our last card is a cool inlaid technique cased from Amy Rohl (?).

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inside of card

You know how I can’t resist making treats around Valentine’s. Here’s what the girls received.

Jan8

Little tags using SU new products. The heart bundles have Yorkshire Peppermint Patties sandwiched between the hearts.

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Hugs and Kisses

This sweet Hugs and Kisses card was made for January’s MFT Color Challenge using their company colors of pink, black and white.

Jan6

Jan7

MFT Supplies:

Die-namics TRANSFORM-ables Heart Full of Love, Die-namics Dimensional Banners, Die-namics Hugs & Kisses Cover-Up, MPD Distressed Hearts

Cardstock:  Sweet Tooth, Pink Lemonade and Black Licorice

Ink:  Black Licorice

Other:  Embossing Pad Combo and lots of SU rhinestones

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January Scrapbook Class

This month I created clean and simple holiday pages.  The simplicity of my pages allow the girls to add more embellishments and bling.

Christmas 1

Christmas 3

Christmas 2

Highlights:  The Christmas tree was a die from Memory Box.  After it was cut out, I kept the stencil on it and added some light molding paste.  After that I carefully removed the stencil and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on it for the snowy, glittery affect on the tree.

Check out the great textured background behind the tree using the SU Stylish Stripes embossing folder.  I’m a big fan of My Favorite Things (MFT) products. The dies used are the Icicle Border, Winter Wreath, Banner Fishtails and December Memories.

I didn’t have time to post the December scrapbook class so I’m adding it to this post.

Thanksgiving 1

Thanksgiving 4

Thanksgiving 3

Stamps/Dies: MFT Autumn Wreath die and Thankful Leaves and matching dies

SU Ink: Early Espresso

Paper:  SU Cajun craze, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Old Olive

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Another Wedding Card

I previously posted a wedding card using the man and wife die from PTI, here’s another using the flourish dies from MFT.  The dress was stamped using SU Creatively Yours stamp set.

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Merry Christmas!

Just a quick post to show two of my favorite 2013 Christmas cards I made using MFT, PTI and Memory Box products.  Hope everyone had a happy Christmas filled with the love of family and friends.

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2013 Christmas Card

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Wedding Card for Bride to Be

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This sweet and simple card was made using supplies from PTI and MFT.  The dress was embossed using SU Finial Press EF.  I love the hint of color on the bouquet using coastal cabana card stock.

 

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September Scrapbook and Card Class

These are the cool class projects we did for this month.  First up are travel scrapbook pages.  This months technique was using stencils and modeling paste for added dimension.  I love the skyline border.  Supplies by MFT

Travel Layout Left Page blog

Left Page

Travel Layout Right Page

Right Page

Travel Layout Close up blog

Close up

September Card Class

September Card 1

This was a sweet fun card using SU Christmas Washi Tape and More Merry Messages.  I like how the sentiment goes with the look of a wrapped gift.  The bow was used with Silver glimmer paper and MFT bow die.

September Card 2

This beautiful vintage card was totally cased from Amy Rohl.  All supplies by MFT

September Card 2 Inside

This is the inside of the card.  It is so cute it could stand alone as another card.

September Card 3

Next up is this darling gift card holder.  No surprise to the recipient since it’s on the front.  This was cased from Barbara Anders.  All supplies by MFT

September Card 4

and of course, we couldn’t forget a Thanksgiving card.  This was cased from Julie Dinn.  All supplies by MFT.

Bonus Card

We did a bonus card that was cased from the SU Holiday Catty.  Thank you Sue D. for providing the materials.  What a fun night.

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