Posts tagged American Crafts

Dimensional Window Card

Hey there! Happy Sunday. :) I have a fun dimensional window card on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today.  It even comes complete with a snazzy tutorial that I made just for you…yes, YOU! :)



I wish you all could see just how cool this card is. The inside of the card fits perfectly into the front of the card. And the vellum sentiment doesn’t interfere in the slightest. It’s just so lovely. I may be a tad proud. Although, my photography skills are sorely lacking. Sorry. And…apparently I’m a vellum addict.

Anyway! Thanks for joining me today to see the window card I made. Tomorrow starts the Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog Hop that’s going on all week long. It’s going to be awesome. I’ll be up on Wednesday, but be sure to stay tuned all week long for giveaways!

Clearly In Love

Happy Valentine’s Day, Love Birds! :)

I actually am not a fan of “fake” holidays like this, but what the heck…gives me an opportunity to make another themed card, right? And this one is super cool. I was asked by by super, duper awesomely sweet friend Tiffany Johnson of iheartart to make a card for her Mix-Ability Challenge on SplitcoastStampers (Clear Love). And when Tiff asks? I say “yes!”

I wanted to make my card Valentine-y, but have her Mixed Media theme in mind of using all things CLEAR. I chose to use Wendy Vecchi‘s Clearly for Art Modeling Film. This stuff is amazing to work with. It’s thicker than acetate, but takes alcohol inks like a DREAM. Here’s the card and then I’l explain my process a little:



I used a steel rule die and some smaller thin dies (run through my die cutting machine with a metal shim several times) to cut the film.  I colored the pieces with varying shades of alcohol inks and glued them together with a very sturdy glue.

The little piece at the top is a free-form heart. Which means that it kinda *boings* around. Pretty fun! I cut a thin strip of the modeling film and glued it to the back of the banner hearts and the small heart to accomplish this. I thought it was a fun touch. :)

The whole card has tons of dimension and is super shiny. There’s lots of glitter, glimmer, and color on this. Clearly.

Wishing you all a a VERY Happy Valentine’s Day. From Millan.Net


PS – will update with products later. :)

You Rock!

Been a while. I know. Sometimes that happens. And now Christmas is right around the corner, too. ACK!! Do you have your cards done? I don’t. I think I thrive on doing everything at the last minute or something. Either that or I’m insane. Or both.

My folks were just here for the Thanksgiving holiday which was so awesome and Eddy’s family had FOUR birthdays right in a row!! I was prepared for my folks, but not for the birthdays. I need to figure out a system for next year. Or (gahhh!) buy cards. :( Then, his eldest nephew had a birthday and we missed that one, too. I couldn’t NOT make a card for him. That would just be wrong. SO wrong. So I made him a sort of non-birthday card. But, I wanted him to know that we didn’t forget about him. Y’know?

I received THIS card from the uber crafty Britta Swiderki and I loosely CASE’d it to make the card for Eddy’s nephew.  Thanks for the inspiration, Britta!!!

This card has so much shimmer, shine, and texture IRL. I am in love with it. :) It’s hard to make cards for teenage boys, but I think this one will work.

If you’ve made it by my blog today I can’t thank you enough. Hopefully once Christmas is over I can get back in the swing of things and blog more often.

Wishing you all a wonderful Monday!


All my best,

I Made a Card!

In the depths of everything that’s going on with my family, well, birthdays still happen and I needed to make a card for Eddy’s eldest niece.  So, even though I really, really, REALLY feel like my creative juices aren’t flowing I just couldn’t fathom the thought of sending her a store bought card.

While the card I made isn’t over-the-top with excitement I do like the fresh, soft colors and the mix of patterns.  Cutting the sweet jar out of a piece of patterned paper added just the right focal point.  After I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment I spritzed a few shimmery mists on the jar to add a little additional sparkle and shine.  All-in-all I think it’s a cute card for an 18-year-old. What do you think?

I’m also going to try to make a card for my dad today, too. Just to let him know that I’m thinking of him while all of this is going on with my Grandma. It’s not easy to have a loved one be in their last stages of life.  It’s hard on all of us, but especially for her sons. :(

Anyway…thanks for stopping by. And if anyone is still reading my blog? I can’t thank you enough.  It means the world to me. ♥

Paper: White (Bazzill Basics), Patterned paper – Twinkling Lights, Hazy Horizon – Neapolitan Collection (AmCrafts/Dear Lizzy), Be Happy – Follow Your Heart Collection (My Mind’s Eye).
Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger)
Stamps: Heydey Sentiments (Hero Arts/Studio Calico)
Die-Cutting/Embossing: None
Accessories: Clear EP, Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearl Mist (Ranger), Bubblegum Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Paper Tape (Target), Glitter Strips Ribbon (AmCrafts), Brown sheer ribbon (My Favorite Things), Pearls (KaiserCraft).}

All my best,

Paper Purse! Oh yeah!

My first foray into the world of hybridism…I made a purse made out of paper. :) And I guess it wasn’t too hybrid. I didn’t do much hybrid, really. I love paper too much. But, thanks to winning a fantabulous gift certificate during the Stamping Out Alzheimer’s event from The Digichick (please check them out!) I was able to see some really wonderful digital templates and papers that I normally wouldn’t have seen otherwise. AWESOME!!

So, I made this fantastic purse. I used the template from The Digichick (this one) and just printed it on DP from American Crafts called everday – What’s Up?. From there I cut it out and scored it. Made my own little embellishments and there ya have it. The possibilities with these are endless! I can’t wait to make more. :)

The one I made is for Eddy’s niece. She is turning 15 on the 25th and will be having her Quinceañera party today! Yay, Alexa!! I thought something like this would be cute yet a nice little something that we could use as a gift card holder. So…here it is:

Hope you all like it! I sure had fun making this.

{The DP as I mentioned was from American Crafts. The textured strip of orange cs is Bazzill. All brads are Mod Blackbirds brads. The pink is Pink Pirouette, blue is Baja Breeze, green is Wild Wasabi all from SU! All punches used were SU! I used a few random rhinestones from I don’t know who and then some silver embossing powder to emboss her name which I did with my JustRite stamper. My ribbon is from Michael’s.}

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