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CardMaker and Sizzix Blog Hop!

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Thank you for joining me today CardMaker and Sizzix Hop! Each day a Designer from Cardmaker and Sizzix will be posting a project! See how to enter and where to hop to tomorrow at the bottom of this post.

Here is my project using Sizzix Framelits Elegant Stand-Ups and Triplits 15PK – Spring BirdsSo Tweet Sizzix Jeanne_Streiff

I really like the Sizzix Stand-Ups dies. They are so easy to make (especially for people like me that are foldy card challenged). This die cuts and scores at the same time. Easy Peasy!So Tweet Sizzix Jeanne_Streiff 3

Here’s another look!So Tweet Sizzix Jeanne_Streiff ONE

There’s one last thing, so don’t hop away yet!

 There’s a fabulous giveaway.  While you’re waiting for tomorrow’s card to be unveiled, you can hop on over to the Sizzix blog to get entered to win a Sizzix Big Shot Machine, your choice of 3 of Stephanie Barnard dies from her very latest cardmaking Sizzix collection as well as a YEAR subscription to CardMaker Magazine!  Just click here to visit Sizzix, and get entered!

There’s one last thing, so don’t hop away yet!

Be sure to check out tomorrow’s featured CardMaker Designer… the lovely and talented Brooke Smith!  You can hop through to see a new card each day, so be sure to visit Brooke tomorrow (6.12.15) and leave her a sweet comment!

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Glittered Celebrate!

I have a card to share today using a mix of embossing, die cutting glitter cardstock and a little painty fun with watercolors.

You can see the full product list below. IP Celebrate You Jeanne_Streiff

I broke out my trusty Sizzix Big Shot Machine for the embossing and die cutting. IP Celebrate You Jeanne_Streiff BS_edited-1

I embossed using my Big Shot Machine and Dotted Squares Textured Impressions on White 100# cardstock.Celebrate You 2 Jeanne_Streiff

Next I cut a panel from Prussion Aqua Blue Glitter 81# cardstock to use as a mat for my embossed panel. Oooh sparkly! The color is just yummy!IP Celebrate You 1 Jeanne_Streiff

Once you have your panel together add it to a white card back. This is one of my favorite embossing folders. The simple pattern works well with about everything.IP Celebrate You 3 Jeanne_Streiff

I die cut my Thinlits Celebration Words phrases from Prussion Aqua Blue Glitter 81# cardstock (same as I used for my mat). I used the Precision Base Plate for Thinlits Dies and it cut like butter through the Glitter cardstock. Don’t forget to use your Sizzix Die Brush for getting all the teeny paper pieces out of your dies. IP Celebrate You 4A Jeanne_Streiff

Here is another look at my card. You can see I added some random paint splatters in springy colors. I did this before adding the sentiment die cuts. Don’t be afraid to play around adding color like this to a project.  IP Celebrate You close Jeanne_Streiff

Hope you enjoyed my project. It was a fun and easy one to make.

Here are the supplies I used for today’s project:

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Congrats Grad!

New Impression Obsession Challenge – Party Time!!

To enter the challenge go to the  Impression Obsession blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog AND you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing!

My card uses Grads Tossing and Class Of dies.Sparkle Grad Jeanne_Streiff IP

Look at what the IO Girls made!

Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

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