Thursday, December 27, 2012

And A Little Hug...

Happy Thursday!

Design team time for A Jillian Vance Design! This week I have a little treat to go with my card from last week. I used the A {Little} Love stamp set with the {die}lightfully Charming Circle Die to add a little tag to a simple sour cream treat container.


These are so easy to make! Can you believe that this was my first? Seriously, I tend to go for more difficult projects and when I do finally make some of these super simple ones it just makes me smile.



Supplies:

A Jillian Vance Design A Little Love Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design {die}lightfully Charming Circle Die
Cardstock: K & Company, Bazzill
Close To My Heart Holiday Red Ink
The Twinery - Cotton Candy



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Just a Little Kiss

It's Thursday Again....

This week at A Jillian Vance Design we are starting to work on Valentine's projects. This week I have a simple card using the Sending My Love stamp set.


I used my eClips and the standard shapes in the ECAL library to cut several hearts in different shades of purple. In place of one of the hearts I stamped the little heart outline and Kiss Me stamps from the Sending My Love stamp set.


As an added element I added the lips stamp on one of the hearts.


Inside is just a simple sentiment.


Supplies:

A Jillian Vance Design Sending My Love Stamp Set
Bazzill Cardstock
Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves Distress Ink




Thursday, December 13, 2012

Santa Baby....

Happy Thursday!

Thursday means it's A Jillian Vance Design team day. So, here we are, 10 days before Christmas.... Have you sent out your cards yet? No? Don't worry neither have I! But I have come up with a super simple, fast to put together card that just might make it in the mail at my house...


This one is so easy! All you need is half of an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock, pop dots and a paper trimmer. (Or in my case some Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies).  Cut the cardstock in half and fold to make your base. Adhere a 2" wide strip of black cardstock across the middle of the card. Cut a square for the buckle and pop dot to the middle, then add a smaller black square with pop dots on top of that. And you have a Santa Card! I inked the edges of the card with black ink, and the edges of the black paper with some white ink to add some detail.

I finished it off with the sentiment from the Santa Baby Stamp Set, but you really could use any Christmas themed sentiment.

Inside I added another sentiment from the same set.


Seriously, a five minute card. How awesome is that?

Supplies:
A Jillian Vance Design Santa Baby Stamp Set
Cardstock: Recollections
Ink: Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink, Close to My Heart White Daisy Ink
Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles







Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wish...

Happy Thursday!

You know what Thursday is - Design team time over at A Jillian Vance Design! Only 19 days left until Christmas! Are you finished shopping? Wrapping presents? Maybe you need a gift tag? You're in luck! I happen to have a simple tag for you right here...


Why yes, that IS pink on that tag! I was inspired by all the funky pink themed trees in Target this year and thought it would be fun to do a Christmas tag using something other than the usual holiday colors.

I used the Just Snowflakes, Winter Wishes, and {die}verse Christmas Tags stamp sets, and the {die}verse Tag Die. I stamped all my snowflakes, the snowman, and sentiment using black ink then embossed it with clear, sparkly embossing powder.


Then, I went over the whole tag with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, and Iced Spruce, I added some fibers and the small tag with a Pear Pin.




Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Merry Christmas Card

Happy Thursday!

Today for A Jillian Vance Design I have a very simple Christmas card. I used the Holiday Zipper Stamp Set without the zipper die. What's great about this set is it comes with sentiments that can be used on the front of a card and also a matching sentiment for the inside.


For the front of the card I used a Spellbinders Cut-Fold-Tuck die with some double sided Bo Bunny Christmas paper. I lightly inked the edges of the die cuts and the card with white ink. I added my sentiment with the {die}namic Duo die.





Supplies:

A Jillian Vance Design Holiday Zipper Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design {die}namic Duo Die Set
Spellbinders Cut-Fold-Tuck Angle Approach Die
Bo Bunny Christmas paper
Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink


Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Little Bit of Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today for A Jillian Vance Design I have a little Christmas gift and card. I used the new {die}verse Christmas Tags stamp set and the Charming Holidays stamp set along with the Christmas Ornaments kit from SVG Cuts.


I saw a white on white embossed Christmas card on Pinterest and decided to try that technique using kraft paper. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink and also stamped my sentiment. I added some ribbon and attached my tag with a star brad.



For my tree ornament I used the Charming Holidays stamp set along with the {die}lightfully Charming Die. This ornament can be made into a gift box as well.



I added some Stickles to the tree and the tag for some added dimension and sparkle.


Supplies:

A Jillian Vance Design {die}verse Christmas Tag and Die Set
A Jillian Vance Design Charming Holidays Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design {die}lightfully Charming Die
SVG Cuts Christmas Ornaments SVG Kit
Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink
The Paper Company Christmas Stack
Bazzil Cardstock


Thursday, November 15, 2012

S'more Christmas

Happy Thursday!

This week at A Jillian Vance Design I'm working with the new S'more Wishes Stamp Set. This is a really cute set and has two cute s'mores that fun to stamp and color! I decided to make a Christmas s'more treat using the stamps and the s'mores box from SVG Cuts Camp Smore kit.


I used the {die}namic Duo die for my sentiment and decorated it with a little Recollections sticker.


Here's my little s'more with another little Recollections sticker.


The box is great because it is sized perfectly as is in SVG Cuts' kit. I found some Honey Maid graham cracker fresh packs and they drop down in the bottom of the box perfectly. The sides of the box are decorated with some kraft Christmas paper from Canvas Corp, stickers from Recollections, and Holiday Divine Twine.


Supplies:

A Jillian Vance Design S'more Wishes Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design {die}namic Duo Die Set
SVG Cuts Camp Smore SVG Kit
Canvas Corp Christmas Paper
Divine Twine Holiday Twine
Recollections Stickers
Close To My Heart Watercolor Pencils



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Please Be Seated

Happy Thursday!

Ok, I LOVE this stamp set from A Jillian Vance Design. This is the Owl Give Thanks stamp set. The Owl/Turkey is so cute! What is he? A Turkowl? How about an Owlkey? I like that better!


I decided to make some Thanksgiving place cards. I stamped the Owlkey using brown Staz-On and then colored him using Close To My Heart Watercolor pencils-basically because I am Copic illiterate. Believe me I tried, it did not go well! I then fussy cut the owl and hand cut around the little Happy Turkey Day sentiment. I used Jillian's {die}namic Duo Die set for the name tag and stamped the names using the font stamps from the Hello My Name Is stamp set.


And I had to do one card like this. I thought the little "Save a turkey" stamp was so funny! How fun would it be to make these for Thanksgiving dinner and put that just on one place card and wait to see if anybody notices? I also thought it was appropriate for Nicholas's first Thanksgiving to put that on his place card. The whole time I was pregnant I couldn't stomach chicken or turkey!


A Jillian Vance Design Owl Give Thanks Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design {die}namice Duo Die Set
A Jillian Vance Design Hello My Name Is Stamp Set
Cardstock: American Crafts, Recollections Autumn stack
Close To My Heart Watercolor Pencils
Staz-On Ink: Brown


Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Final Halloween Craft for 2012

I don't sew much....but this did come out pretty dang cute!

Introducing Candy Corn Nicholas!

I got the idea from Pinterest from a very cute knitted version of a candy corn costume for an infant. Since I don"t knit I decided fleece was my best bet. I took measurements from Nick's Halo Sleep Sack and widened the bottom to give it the right shape. Rather than try to make sleeves I just dressed him in a long sleeved, white body suit. The whole project took about an hour and cost about $6 in fabric.

Not too bad, huh? And it made him extra snuggly too!

Mommy's Little Owl

Happy Thursday!

This week at A Jillian Vance Design we are all working on layouts. I went for a fall themed layout for Nicholas's baby book.


This is kind of a different two-page layout. I have the standard 12x12 page and then a smaller 6x8 page. This is because I used We R Memory Keepers binder albums. They come with some of the coolest pages so if you don't want to do a full 12x12 page for everything you don't have to. I linked to their website above and I also have a picture of the pages in the album below.


On the 12x12 page I started out by randomly stamping with the Burlap Background stamp all over my base paper. I wanted very specific sentiments with my pictures so I printed them and then cut my frames using the {die}velop Foto Frames die set.



For my smaller page I used the Notebook Background stamp for my journaling spot. I finished this page off with some fall leaves.


And finally, here is what it looks like all put together in the album!



Supplies:

A Jillian Vance Design {die}velop Foto Frames Die
A Jillian Vance Design Burlap Background Stamp
A Jillian Vance Design Notebook Background Stamp
Cricut Lite Hoot 'n Holler Cartridge
Cricut Mickey Font Cartridge
Cricut Birdsong Cartridge
Recollections Autumn Splendor Cardstock
Bazill Cardstock
Tim Holtz Broken Twigs Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Die

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Sweet Nutcracker

I think I've lost my mind....

5:40 am, feeding the baby: I have my cell phone balanced on my leg and I'm checking Facebook while I wait for Nick to finish his bottle. I see the new kit from SVG Cuts and the AWESOME Nutcracker. I decide I don't need sleep, as soon as this kid is finished eating and back in bed I need to go download this kit and make one of my own!

Yep, total insanity. But it turned out great!







And of course I had a cute little helper for part of this (Mostly the body and head - Yep, I glued with limited, baby-related, mobility!).



Supplies:

SVG Cuts Clara's Christmas Eve SVG Kit
Echo Park Season's Greetings
Bazzil Cardstock
Stickles: Diamond, Black Diamond, Gold, Candy Cane
Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Thanksgiving Treat

Happy Thursday!

This week at A Jillian Vance Design we are doing Thanksgiving projects. I decided to do a little treat holder that could be put out with snacks before dinner. I used SVG Cuts Acorn Autumn SVG kit for the treat holder.


I stamped the pumpkin from the Funny Fall Faces stamp set onto textured Bazzill cardstock and colored the leaves with a Tim Holtz Distress Marker.


On the other side I used Jillian's {die}lightfully Charming Circle Die and a sentiment from the Charming Holidays stamp set.


Supplies:

A Jillian Vance Design {die}lightfully Charming Circle Die
A Jillian Vance Design Funny Fall Faces Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design Charming Holidays Stamp Set
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections




Thursday, October 18, 2012

First Halloween

Happy Thursday!

It's design team time at A Jillian Vance Design! This week we are doing Halloween layouts. Since this is my little guy's first Halloween this was kind of fun! I did an 8 1/2" x 11" layout since it will fit in his baby book.


I kept this fairly simple. I used the {die}velop Foto Frames dies to make spots for my pictures. I matted them with orange and black cardstock and stamped the bottom of each with a sentiment from the Eye on Halloween stamp set.


In the smallest frame I stamped the First from the {die}velop Baby Fotos stamp set, Happy Halloween from the Funny Fall Faces stamp set, and the little candy corns from the Charming Holidays stamp set.




Supplies:

A Jillian Vance Design {die}velop Baby Fotos Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design Eye on Halloween Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design Funny Fall Faces Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design Charming Holidays Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design {die}velop Foto Frames Dies
Cardstock: Bazzill, Fancy Pants Design