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.


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.


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.


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!


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