A Giveaway & My Favorite FSJ Die Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and the Blog Hop for the Creative Team. Today we are all showcasing our favorite dies.

The hop starts at the FSJ Blog and then continues through the creative team members. You should have arrived here from Carrie’s blog.

Jill    

Marty

Carrie

Lezlye 

I am in party planning mode with my daughter, for my granddaughter’s birthday and her upcoming baby shower. So naturally, I went to items for parties!

I love the cupcake liner die! I have found two ways to use it so far. The first is the traditional way to hold cupcakes, this really dresses up the cupcakes. The second way is to make little treat cups or favor cups. Jelly beans for easter, nail polish, clippers file for a mini mani kit, coffee pods or tea bags.

I used Solid FSJ Cardstock and the Create and Bloom printed papers to create my liners. Cut multiple colors to add layers as I did for the St. Pat’s Day cupcake. For the Easter Bunny liner, I turned it into a basket using a strip of the same patterned paper with the reverse print. The Easter Greetings and the Eggs were stamped with clear pigment ink and embossed with white powder. Happy Easter stamped in Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink and the bunny is stamped twice, first in Pumpkin Bread True COlor Fusion Ink and then in Hazelnut Fusion Ink. Die Cut using coordinating dies.

I create a circle bottom for the cupcake wrappers using the FSJ Circle dies (a basic die set everyone should own) This also is true when making the wrappers into treat or gift holders.

Don’t forget to comment below and on each team members blog to be in the running for one of 5 $25 gift certificates to Spellbinders-FSJ. Winners should be drawn by Friday, March 22nd. Thank you for visiting my blog and Good Luck.

Creatively yours,

Lezlye


FSJ Creative Team Easter Blessings

Welcome to the FSJ/Spellbinders Creative Team Hop. We are featuring products from the NEW Easter Blessings Mini Catalog.

The team has been hard at work creating projects to inspire you. You should have arrived here from the very talented Marty McGee. You can always head to the beginning over at the FSJ Blog.

I created a house box using the gable box die and the Sweet Home Accents Die Set. When you combine FSJ Cardstock and the Create and Bloom Prints these boxes are stinkin’ cute!

Carrie Rhoades

Christine Chan

Jill Hilliard

Marty McGee

Lezlye Lauterbach

Kazan Clark

Alissa Hall

I started by cutting out two of the gable box pieces in chipboard for stability. Then I began to choose my paper colors and cut them using the die as well as the Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer. The rectangle piece is cut to 3 5/16 x 1.5, the square piece is 3 5/16 x 3 1/2. Cut your doors, windows, grass, clouds, heart, and kitty using FSJ Cardstock and Create and Bloom Prints. I inked around the edges with Tin Pail Fusion Ink to soften the design.

When cutting the window through the chipboard and pattern paper and the same time you will need to make about threes passes through your Platinum 6 die Machine. Then place a piece of plastic sheet adhered behind the window. I loved the idea of popping up the flower box, I added cut pieces of grass and a foam square mounted kitty. These little details are what make these boxes so fun to make.

Supplies used to create this box:

Create and Bloom Prints, Gable Favor Box Die, Sweet Home Accents Die Set, Journey Scoring Board, Detail Pro Shears, Dauber Dowel Small, Journey Foam Squares Small, Tin Pail Fusion Ink, Black Licorice Fusion Ink, Bubble Gum Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock, Lemongrass Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Craft Glue.

I am hoping you can see all the glorious details in my photos. Let me know how you feel about the photo gallery v.s. individual photos.

Be sure and click on my links to shop for any of these amazing products from Fun Stamper’s Journey. Next on the hop is Kazan she is brilliant!

Creatively yours,

Lezlye


Feeling Grateful-FSJ Creative Team Blog Hop

FSJ Design Team Blog Hop

Are you ready for a whole lot of inspiration with Fun Stampers Journey?  Welcome to the inaugural creative team blog hop. This will be a monthly feature using the incredible and high-quality line of products from FSJ. So, grab a cup of coffee and a comfortable seat and get ready for an explosion of creativity.

Did you arrive here from the blog of my super talented friend Kazan?  To start at the beginning of the hop CLICK HERE to go to the Fun Stampers Journey Blog! We have tons of inspiration and ideas for using the new stamps and dies. Please stop by and visit each blog along the hop it will be inspiring.

Kazan Clark

Lezlye Lauterbach You are here

Carrie Rhoades

Christine Chan

Jill Hilliard

Jenny Watson

Marty McGee

Alissa Hall

I hope you’re enjoying all the stops on the hop! If you’re new to my blog – I appreciate you stopping by.

I have been so anxious to share these cool, creative and state-of-the-art products with you! I made two projects! I could have kept creating all night. This is something I have been known to do. Who needs sleep right?

Today I will be sharing a Thankful Friends stamp and dies, along with a few techniques. I love learning and experimenting with the products from FSJ. It gives me great satisfaction to create. Whether I come up with something on accident or out of necessity it is so gratifying.

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I started creating my own background using the luscious Pan pastels Rich Sorbets and Mother Nature. img_6349.jpg

Simply swipe the pan pastels in the desired plaid pattern and blend together with the journey soft tool and journey gold pan pastel. The result is stunning. I also used the clear pigment ink to stamp the leaves and then reveal with pan pastel on top to pop the leaves.

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The elements of my card were created by inking the squirrel with Oatmeal Cookie True Color Fusion Ink and blending with Cocoa Powder True Color Fusion Ink to create my custom shaded brown squirrel. The process is repeated for all images. Use the coordinating dies to cut images out as well as a black strip from the Border Essentials Die Set.

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The background is cut down, splattered with Black Licorice Silk and popped up on Pomagranite Splash Cardstock. The sentiment is embossed with Black Embossing Powder and die cut out. All images are popped up with Journey Foam Squares except for border strip. Affix Gold Friendship sequins to finish off.

I love changing out my fireplace mantle with the seasons and holidays. So naturally, I created a fall banner for my second project.

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Using the Grid Background stamp and Oatmeal Cookie and Cocoa Powder Ink stamp on Oatmeal Cardstock, distressing with ink and crumpling paper.

Here is a TIP: My sentiments were embossed here too, I used gold powder and clear pigment ink with cocoa powder ink and clear powder. You can use any of the fusion inks and clear powder for custom embossed pieces. Create your banner pennants using the same technique described for the card. Ink and stamp desired images blending ink colors with the dauber dowel tool.

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The scallop circle dies were used as my anchor for my images and sentiments. Once you glue the stamped torn grid pieces, use the tiny circle from the Cottage Bloom Die Set to create the holes to attach the pennants with ribbon or tulle as shown. Be sure todie cut the holes before assembling all your foam mounted pieces or you will flatten your design. Round the corners with the Journey Corner Rounder.

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Embellish each pennant with sequins, splash, ink and Nature Buttons. String your banner with desired twine, string, ribbon as shown.

Now on to the very creative Carrie.

Hopefully, you leave here ready to create some fall decor of your own!

Creatively Yours,

Lezlye