Card and Scrapbooking Supplies Blog

November 18, 2015

Peel Offs – so versatile now and very current

Peel Off stickers are experiencing a revival. There is such a huge range now of stickers that cover a wide range of themes. Personally I have a bit of a thing for the black stickers as they either give that very distinct line around the picture and depending on what your theme is – eg Christmas Baubles etc., the black edge can give that stained glass effect.

Also now that Elizabeth Craft Designs has bought out the transfer sheets for using with the “waste” left on the sheet, you can now get double the amount of product from your sheet and a very interesting effect.

Below are a few ideas using some of the latest stickers available.

Fashion –

 

Jackie's Dolls 2 - also using Warm Diamond Microfine Glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Jackie’s Dolls 2 – also using Warm Diamond Microfine Glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Jackie's Dolls 2 - also using Warm Diamond Microfine Glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Jackie’s Dolls 2 – also using Warm Diamond Microfine Glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hats - ed2529

Peel Off – Hats – ed2529 and Whimsy Die Dress Form and Notables 3. The embossing folder is a Cuttlebug – Anna Griffin Design.

Peel Off - Hats ECD2529

Peel Off – Hats ECD2529

Peel Off - Hats ECD2529 and Cheery Lynn Dimensional Butterflies and Pearl embellishments.

Peel Off – Hats ECD2529 and Cheery Lynn Dimensional Butterflies and Pearl embellishments.

Peel Off - Jackie's Dolls in Oval ECD2557 also the Tattered Lace Ornamental Rose Die

Peel Off – Jackie’s Dolls in Oval ECD2557 also the Tattered Lace Ornamental Rose Die

Jackie's Dolls in Oval

Jackie’s Dolls in Oval

Children – Cuties

Peel Off - Little Cutie

Peel Off – Little Cutie ED2562

Positive & Negatives

Peel Offs - Negatives & Positives - Jackies Dolls in Oval ED2557 - also uing Anna Griffen Embossing folder and Tattered Lace Ornamental Rose.

Peel Offs – Negatives & Positives – Jackies Dolls in Oval ED2557 – also using Anna Griffen Embossing folder and Tattered Lace Ornamental Rose.

Peel Offs - Negatives & Positives - Jackies Dolls in Oval ED2557 - also using Whimsy Stamps Oval Frame Die.

Peel Offs – Negatives & Positives – Jackies Dolls in Oval ED2557 – also using Whimsy Stamps Oval Frame Die.

Floral Circle Frames - ED2530

Floral Circle Frames – ED2530

Floral Circle Frame ED2530

Floral Circle Frame ED2530

Floral Circle Frame ED2530

Floral Circle Frame ED2530

Christmas

Christmas Baubles - Coloured with Copic Generic Pens

Christmas Baubles – Coloured with Copic Generic Pens

Also with Shimmer Sheetz behind.

Also with Shimmer Sheetz behind.

Also with Shimmer Sheetz

Also with Shimmer Sheetz

Gold Peel Offs

Gold Peel Offs

Silver Peel Offs

Silver Peel Offs

Using the Negatives

Using the Negatives

 

 

November 29, 2014

A range of Christmas Cards using a variety of dies, some with Shimmer Sheetz

New products in the store just motivate me to make cards that are simple and easy for any skill level to put together. My theme this year has tended to be just two or three colours to keep it all very easy and time efficient. I always promise myself that I will start early to make my own cards but for the past few years that just hasn’t happened and I find myself rushing close to post time to get them done.

Some of the products are not on the store yet. I have an issue with the admin side of the store and cannot load new products or accept Visa payments. Hopefully this will be sorted soon but in the meantime any questions regarding products can be asked on the Facebook page – see below for link. Purchases can also be made Offline by paying direct into the Business Bank Account once you have been invoiced.

So enough already. Here they are!!!

Just added this one today 29th Dec…………………..

Using Imperial Garnet Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz behind the Cottage Cutz Nativity Die

Using Imperial Garnet Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz behind the Cottage Cutz Nativity Die

 

      Black Cardstock on White background

Nativity Silhouette - Cottage Cutz, with Slider 1 - Whimsy Stamps and Peace Die - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Nativity Silhouette – Cottage Cutz, with Slider 1 – Whimsy Stamps and Peace Die – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Cream Cardstock with Soft Gold Foil

Geometric Embossigng Folder - Cuttlebug, Peace Die and Peace Doves - Impression Obsessions

Geometric Embossigng Folder – Cuttlebug, Peace Die and Peace Doves – Impression Obsessions

 

Nativity Silhouette 2 - Cottage Cutz, Dove - Impression Obsession and Peace Die - Elizabeth Craft Designs, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Nativity Silhouette 2 – Cottage Cutz, Dove – Impression Obsession and Peace Die – Elizabeth Craft Designs, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Peridot Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz

 

And another also using the slider die from Whimsy stamps

And another also using the slider die from Whimsy stamps

 

Products mentioned on cards above with Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz Dove and Blue Bling.

Products mentioned on cards above with Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz Dove and Blue Bling.

I made the impression on the Shimmer Sheetz with the dove and then hand cut. I haven’t had success cutting dies on the Shimmer Sheetz.

Products mentioned above and an Anna Griffen Design Embossing Folder

Products mentioned above and an Anna Griffen Design Embossing Folder

 

Another version of the same.

Another version of the same.

 

Another variation with the doves

Another variation with the doves

 

Printed the sentiment onmy computer. Used double sided paper on the back (we call Jac Paper) stuck it to cardstock and then cut with the die.

Printed the sentiment on my computer. Used double sided paper on the back (we call Jac Paper) stuck it to cardstock and then cut with the die.

 

Nativity and Peace dies as above and a Tattered Lace Courner Flourish Die

Nativity and Peace dies as above and a Tattered Lace Courner Flourish Die

 

Amethyst Shimmer Sheetz and Thank You embossing folder.

Amethyst Shimmer Sheetz and Thank You embossing folder.

 

Amethyst again.

Amethyst again.

 

Simple and quick!

Simple and quick!

 

Peace dove

Peace dove

 

The background embossing folders are varied in these ones.

The background embossing folders are varied in these ones.

 

Music embossing folder this time.

Music embossing folder this time.

 

Using the Whimsy Stamps Slider 1 Die here for the sentiment which was computer printed.

Using the Whimsy Stamps Slider 1 Die here for the sentiment which was computer printed.

 

Silver bling used on this one.

Silver bling used on this one.

 

Dark Brown Cardstock used in the background. Looks really effective when you see it for real.

Dark Brown Cardstock used in the background. Looks really effective when you see it for real.

 

Another with the dark brown cardstock.

Another with the dark brown cardstock.

 

and ..........Another with the dark brown cardstock.

and ……….Another with the dark brown cardstock.

 

Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz used in the background.

Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz used in the background.

 

The Whimsy Stamps Slider 1 yet again.

The Whimsy Stamps Slider 1 yet again.

 

Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz again. My reflection is in the background which is why it looks darker than the ribbon tags of the same sheet.

Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz again. My reflection is in the background which is why it looks darker than the ribbon tags of the same sheet.

 

and finally this is really cheating. Used a scrap of the Green Shimmer Sheetz left over, added the die Peace and the dove on a card that I had already embossedand was awaiting inspiration.

and finally this is really cheating. Used a scrap of the Green Shimmer Sheetz left over, added the die Peace and the dove on a card that I had already embossedand was awaiting inspiration.

 

Once the Admin side of my Store is sorted, I will add the links to the products that are not already on there.

Some already are:

 Shimmer Sheetz

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=253

Dies

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Emmbossings Folders

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Bling

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_51

Cardstock

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45_175

Envelopes C6

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=65_151

Adhesive – Double Sided Tape and Foam Squares

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=44

Thank You for Looking. I will add the additional products to the store as soon as possible.

In the meantime, wanting/needing something message me on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Card-and-Scrapbooking-Supplies-NZ/197402113631816?ref=bookmarks

 

 

November 02, 2014

Another Nativity Scene this time using Shimmer Sheetz in the background

I decided to try a Shimmer Sheet from Elizabeth Craft Designs behind the Nativity to see what effect I would get. The final result stunned me as I thought the the shimmer designs fitted exactly to the scene. How cool is that!!  

Nativity Silhouette with Shimmer Sheetz background.

Nativity Silhouette with Shimmer Sheetz background.

 

Shimmer Sheetz – I used Amethyst Gemstone

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=253

Nativity Silhouette

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_286

Embossing Folder – Thank You – set of 5

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=117

Immagination Obsession – Peace Die

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_300

White A5 Cardmakers cardstock and Gold Foil A5 Cardstock

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45

August 13, 2014

Sylvia’s Cards made using Shimmer Sheetz

Just a few days ago Sylvia visited me and showed me these gorgeous cards she had made. She has generously given me permission to showcase these here on the BLOG and I will be showing more of her cards over the next days.

It is great to see what other creators do! If you are like me you will sometimes (maybe often) have a block and then you see what someone else has created and it gets you inspired again.

Shimmer Sheetz are reasonably new on the market. I first saw them just before Christmas last year and made a few cards with them. The colour range is amazing. They easily emboss, and you can use various markers to add additional colour. You can die cut them but not easily with intricate dies. I have cut them on the Cricut machine though and that worked well.

There are some good examples of how to use them on You Tube.

So for Sylvia’s cards. I am sure you will agree that these are beautiful.

cass - Shimmer Sheetz HBthday Thelma

 

As you can see, emboss these with whatever design you wish and you have your own unique style. These cards look stunning in the evening as well. If you have them on the sideboard or somewhere on show, they take on a whole new look when the light reflects off them.

Love, Joy and Peace

Love, Joy and Peace

 

They are so perfect for Christmas cards. And another………..

Beautiful Christmas!!

Beautiful Christmas!!

Shimmer Sheetz can be found here:

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=253

I am gradually building up the colour range and happy to order in any colour you would like.

Sylvia has used Peel Off’s, ribbons and Christmas Embellishments from her personal stash. Check yours out you may be surprised what you find tucked away.

Or if you do need supplies:

Peel Offs

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_74_181

Ribbon

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_62

Bling

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_51

Buckles

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_57

Christmas

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=251

Thanks again Sylvia. I’ll be adding more cards over the coming days.

March 08, 2014

Heart Pivot Die cards

It has been fun to play with these new dies and I was trying to make cards that were not necessarily the usual heart theme – weddings, anniversaries etc. But of course I needed a Wedding one in there. I will continue to add to this range to show that the die can be used for a variety of themes and plan on adding a Baby one, Sympathy/Thinking of You –  along with others.

  video link is below.

Wedding Card Front

Wedding Card Front

The photo doesn`t really do justice to the colours here as the heart and the card are both white (with silver pattern on the heart).

Front - standing

Front – standing

I have used one of the dies from the Agatha Edges die set here to create the edge and then cut the same edge from the reverse side of the Pavlova paper used on the heart.

Wedding card - Open

Wedding card – Open

You can see the reverse side of the Pavlova paper on the edge here and then the paper is used again on each of the hearts.

Birthday - Front closed

Birthday – Front closed

Once again using a Pavlova paper and then various cardstock pieces which were cut from the additional pieces that come with the Pivot heart die.

Front Standing

Front Standing

 

Inside

Inside

The scroll is also done using one of the Agatha Edge dies and is actually in a light mauve.

Back

Back

 

Triple Fold Picot Card - Front standing

Triple Fold Picot Card – Front

The butterfly is made using some of the heart dies from this same set and the centre of the butterfly is cut using the key hole die from this same set. The lace paper is also a Pavlova paper.

Inside 1st two folds

Back 1st two folds

The Happy Birthday is also a Die from the Elizabeth Craft Design Dies and woops I see I have missed a pearl from the centre of one of the flowers – must fix that.

 

Inside fully open

Inside fully open

Another Agatha Edge die used here.

Back 1st two folds

Back 1st two folds

 

Back fully open

Back fully open

 

Inside 3rd fold

Inside 3rd fold

The small sentiment tags on this card are from the Hunkydory Sentiment sets.

 

Shirley’s Card

Click on Photos to enlarge.

Shirley's One fold card

Shirley’s One fold card

 

Maureen's 2 Cards. Both Trifold. Heart Pivot on the 1st fold of one card and on the 2nd fold of the other card.

Maureen’s 2 Cards. Both Trifold. Heart Pivot on the 1st fold of one card and on the 2nd fold of the other card.

 

Brenda's Card.Brenda has used lovely shimmer paper behind the word heart and on the top of the other heart.

Brenda’s Card.Brenda has used lovely shimmer paper behind the word heart and on the top of the other heart.

Products Used:

Elizabeth Craft Design Dies – Heart Pivot (7 pieces), Agatha Edges, Happy Birthday

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64_269

Whimsy Dies – Die – Notables 3 die

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64_188

Pavlova Papers – Blackcurrant Dots and Lace, Floral Scrolls – Silver, Mauve & Blackcurrant Scrolls

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=87_229_236

Various Cardstock A5 Cardmakers – Mauve, French Purple, Black

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45_175

12 x 12 Cardstocks – Bazille Canvas White, Chromatics Purple

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45_194

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45_60

Paper Flowers – Bella! – Assorted size packs – Black, Purple

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=54_55

Pearls – black

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=2487

Brads – Organza (Silver) and slver brads

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/search.php?keywords=brads

Peel offs – Words and Transparent Butterflies

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64_188

Wedding Seals

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=81_105

Fundamentals Ribbon – Silver

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_62

Hunkydory Sentiment sets

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=130_132_199

The – I DO sentiment and the Bride and Groom are from Cricut Cartridges

Tie the Knot and Stretch Your Imagination

Now on Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsqpMHYqR24&feature=youtu.be

ENJOY!! – More to come!

October 19, 2013

Shimmer Sheetz and Elizabeth Craft Designs

While this is a new product to me and the Online store, by checking out You Tube, Elizabeth Craft Designs and Pinterest you can see that this has been around for a  little while now. So go check those places out for real inspiration.

I learned some lessons while playing with the product and also by being put in touch with Els from Elizabeth Craft – so helpful.

As I say on my Facebook page, I am a rather awkward crafter. Because I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis forever…………………well since I was 16, my hands don’t always do what I want them to do but usually I manage to cover up my mistakes. You did know didn’t you that there are NO MISTAKES in crafting, you really did want that flower or that bit of lace right where it is. Shhhhh, nobody knows what is underneath!!

I should stop waffling and show you what I have created so far.

Embossed and inked and..........

Embossed and inked and……….

So simple to run the Shimmer Sheetz through the Cuttlebug using an Embossing Folder. It worked a treat and shimmers and sparkles right before your eyes. I have to tell you none of the photos do these products justice!! The effect is really quite stunning!

Next I tried the sanding, to bring out the silver core. Mmmmm….. well I should have laid it flat on the table and tried that but of course I didn’t, I balanced it on my hand. Don’t ask me why. Maybe I just needed to learn the lesson that you could learn from me!!  So place it on a flat surface when you sand the raised embossing.

Then I got out my Staz On black stamp pad and ran that over the embossing. Elizabeth Craft have a You Tube video showing this and it looks amazing. Because my Staz On needs a bit more life (ink) added into it, it didn’t quite hit the mark but I could see the potential there as I hope you also can. You certainly will if you check out You Tube etc.

I decided to cut the embossed piece into four uneven size to get the effect I wanted. The sheets are 5″ x 12″ and I wanted to get three designs from the sheet and our NZ cards are deeper than the 5inches hence my reason for stretching out the design  by placing it over the black card to fill the front of the card. A bit of black lace cut with an Anastasia Cheery Lynn die and some pearl bling and we have an almost finished creation. It just needs a sentiment, then again…..maybe it doesn’t.

Another……….

Red Metallic and Peel Off Ornaments.

Red Metallic and Peel Off Ornaments.

 

No too many errors in my third play. One of the bows is a bit scew but I can adjust that. I have placed the ornament peel offs onto clear acetate and then used Dufex brush markers to colour the acetate from the back. There are so many ways you can use the Peel Offs, not just these but the others on the store. Colour them in, place foil behind or a pattern paper, leave them as they are, use water colour pencils or markers when you have placed them on water colour paper. The ideas are limitless.  The Wishing you a Merry Christmas on this card is a Doodey Transparent Peel Off sticker and once again, what ever you place it over will show through, or of course you can colour it in as I have done on the next card.

Copper Magic!

Copper Magic!

 

I saw a Christmas card somewhere, some time ago that was all done in brown tones. It was stunning! When I saw this copper Shimmer Sheetz I thought – now that would work! The effect of this copper one once again is really quite something. As you see I have used the Doodey Peel Off again for the sentiment and used two of the Elizabeth Craft Design Ornaments in the Gold. You can get these in Black and Silver as well. Silver is in stock and the black is about to be ordered.

My mistake on this card? I was a bit heavy handed with the Peel Off and pulled it off the sheet as I would a smaller Peel off or a Transparent one and the longer ornament is a little out of shape. Why am I showing/telling you this? Well whoever gets this card won’t know that it isn’t supposed to look like this, so I’m not telling them……..but also you can learn from my mistake. Els said either put the sticker on the table upside down and place your paper over this or “make your fingers a little bit wet. That way it is really easy to handle the peel off.’s”. Simple when you know how. Also, I just used a border piece of Peel Off for the string but you could use ribbon, twine, sparkle thread.

Tulip design on Shimmer Sheetz.

Tulip design on Shimmer Sheetz.

I just used some small pieces left over to make these next two cards. I laid the tulip over the green and the Turquoise piece and cut around. That is just black card stock in the background that I ran through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. I love the stain glass look of these black outlines.

Tulips from...........

Tulips from………..

You can also see a variation of colour in the green stem on this one but still the photos do not really show the full effect. The pictures of the actual sheets will give you a better idea of the effect.

I have also used some Washi tape on this last card. Washi tape? What is that? It is a Japanese invented sticky back tape which is either transparent or fabric, comes in a range of designs – florals, checks, spots, plains etc. and is about to be added to our store. In the meantime feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this.

The Shimmer Sheetz come in packs of three of the same colour. I am happy to swap the packs around so that you get three different sheetz of your choosing in the pack but you would need to either contact me via the Online store http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/contact_us.php or leave a message on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Card-and-Scrapbooking-Supplies-NZ/197402113631816. I will be adding to the colour range so keep checking back or if you are an NZ resident let me know if there is a particular colour you are looking for.

SHIMMER SHEETZ ARE ALSO AMAZING WHEN USED FOR JEWELLERY. Check out links below.

Products used on these cards:

Shimmer Sheetz by Elizabeth Craft Deisgns

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=253

Peel Offs – Elizabeth Craft Designs and Doodey

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_74_181

Brush Pens by Doodey – Tools

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_74_181

Card stock for Cardmakers A5 size in Black, white, French Purple

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45

Dies – Cheery Lynn and from my stash

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64

Embossing Folders from the store or my stash

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=117

Pearls (found under Bling in Embellishment category)

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_51

Washi Tape – Will have it’s own Category – to be added asap

I have some in stock but it just hasn’t made it to the store yet.

I would love to see your creations using these Sheetz so feel free to contact me and I will send you a direct email address.

For gorgeous creations and inspiration, check out……….

You Tube – https://www.youtube.com/user/ecraftdesigns

Pinterest –  http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=shimmer%20sheetz&rs=ac&len=12

http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=elizabeth%20craft%20cards&rs=ac&len=15

http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=elizabeth%20craft%20designs