Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Here for you and a winner!

Hi everyone!  I apologize for being late on posting a winner for my Paper Creations magazine giveaway.  Yesterday started spring break for the boys and it was our ONLY sunny day, so we took advantage of it!!

Thank you all for the lovely comments, Random.org helped me chose the winner, #10!
CONGRATS!!! How exciting for you. Anxious to read the articles.
Congrats Bev!  Send me your address info and I will get your package out to you right away.  You can find my email info in the right column. 

I also have a cute card to share today.  JustRite just released the most darling Owl set called Owl Be There.  As soon as I saw it, it jumped right into my shopping cart, oh yes I did!
To make the ombre frame I adhered 3/4" strips of blue cardstock together and die cut and embossed the Label shape.  Because Spellbinders dies have such a nice deep cutting edge, it cuts through the double layers with no problem.  Next I die cut the circle into the center.  (I realized afterwards I could have cut them both at the same time.)
I also did an embossed frame around the card front, which is easier than it looks.  Below I've shown that you layer the die with the cut side facing the cardstock and place them onto the rubber embossing mat and cover with the Base Plate.
Remember to place the cut side facing into the embossing mat, and you will emboss the impression into the cardstock every time!  I taped the die into place with washi tape to make sure it stayed in place.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Card Deets: 
Spellbinder dies: S4-116 Standard Circles SM, S4-408 Rounded Squares and S4-301 Labels 16 Nestabilities®, S2-044 Blooms One Shapeabilities® 

Stamps - JustRite Papercrafts, Owl Be There
Ink - Tsukineko, Memento Black Tuxedo
Paper: Bazzill, Card Shoppe Marshmallow, Peanut Cluster, Robin's Egg, Candy Necklace, and Jawbreaker cardstock; Gina K Designs, Turquoise Sea 
Embellishments - Copic markers, white button 
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares    
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 


  1. Love this, Michelle! Cool mini tut as well! Fun!

  2. What a cute card! Love the colors and tutorials. Michelle your blog is so fun to read and see your beautiful work! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Congrats to your winner!! I love the ombre frame you made, and what a sweetie of an owl!

  4. Congrats to the winner. Love how you did the multi color frame and that cute little owl is just darling. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love this card - the ombre frame and that adorable owl just make me smile.

  6. Thanks so much Michelle. I can't wait to read your Trend Watch article in Paper Creations. Love your card today. I'm an owl nut and especially like how you created the multi color blue frame.

  7. LOVE how you created the variegated frame! Darling card.

  8. Such a great design Michelle. I just love the ombre frame and the embossed outside frame. Such a cute owl. Thank you for sharing your tips.

  9. Great ideas! Thanks for the easy to follow directions!

  10. Such a cute card! Thanks for the tutorial also.

  11. cute card and thanks for the tutorial especially about the cutting edge into the rubber mat. thought it would cut the paper - glad that you showed that it doesn't.

  12. Adorable card! Love the frame.