Wedding Keepsake - Using # VC102CD Landscape Die
Our New Altered Fairy ScrapsCindy van Kolls Luminary - Using Landscape Die
Links To Our Design Team Blog Hop
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I'm so happy we can finally show everyone Vicki's wonderful NEW Shadow Box Dies and our NEW Altered Fairy Scraps! TODAY is our Design Team Challenge to show you some of the creative possibilities! Please click on the links farther down to see creations from our DT ladies participating today.
I met Vicki Chrisman back in 2004 over the internet when she fell in love with our first vintage product, our Heartwarming Vintage Cuts. We quickly became close friends and she has been creating samples, teaching classes and supporting Crafty Secrets for so long - she feels like family. So, it gives me immense pleasure to show you the results of her idea to create 3D Shadow Box card style dies! Our graphic artist, Cindy van Koll helped design and fine tune the patterns and AccuCut manufactured the dies. Both the # VC101SJ Portrait and VC102CD Landscape style will be available to order at CHA at 25% off! Plus we will have them in Kits at the Super Craft Show. The AccuCut catalog page below shows the portrait style. * Note: The dies won't be available online until Feb.
Both the dies have a center shadow box style ‘stage’ to showcase a multitude of creative themes and styles. You can create photos keepsakes, 3D cards, shaker boxes, altered art and dioramas! Look at this beautiful keepsake Vicki created for her cousin using the Landscape die, our Classic Paper, French Mail Stamps and a Card Sentiments Stamp.
Here is it closed and tied with a ribbon.
Ta-Da! Here are our NEW Altered Fairy Scraps, which will be available at CHA and the Super Show! The sheet is 8 x 19" and folded in the center. We added lots of fun bits and pieces so you can alter your own photos as well. We even have a grouchy girl with a 'Party Pooper' sign to hold. These sheets work so great with the dies! Suggested retail is $3.50 USD.
After brainstorming all the creative possibilities I realized you can cut 3 or 4 of the 'top center frame' pieces from either die to create luminaries! You can just glue a piece of vellum to the 'window' opening This is one our graphic artist, Cindy van Koll created using 3 from the landscape die. I took these photos late tonight, so the lighting is bad but it really looks pretty with the little flickering battery tea light I placed inside it!
Here is another side and you can see how Cindy made a love balloon by using the the heart on the first sheet of the Fairy Scraps. She also cut out the tall heart and Hello sign for the little boy to hold and used flower punches, gems and glitter for extra charm. I have to tell you; Cindy started out saying she didn't really like 'altered fairies' too much and I was so picky about everything I wanted to include - I drove her batty. I got Vicki to make the wings and hats which were scanned but it was Cindy who created these sheets with about a billion Photoshop layers and she rocked them! I haven't counted yet but there are LOTS of pieces!
This photo came out way too yellow but hopefully if you click it on it will get larger so you can see all the pieces she used off the sheet. The gold crown the kitty is wearing is pre-jeweled, so she simply added a bit of gold glitter. The papers used were a mix from our Pastel Paper Pad.
Okay, now you need to visit the blogs of our DT members who are participating and have created some fabulous samples for you! I'm sad that Linda and Flo can't join us this time but they will be creating soon!
Vicki Chrisman - Team Leader & Creator
So, stay tuned because I have more surprises, some great giveaways and more NEW Clear Art Stamp Sets! I will be posting a few more times before we leave for the Craft Super Show Jan 22 & 23 in Booth 513 and in at the CHA Show (wholesale only) Jan 24 - 27/10 in Booth #1986. Plus - we will have cool make-n-takes at both shows!
Wishing you all joy & creativity!
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