Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Little Fairy Dust...


This week at A Jillian Vance Design was designers choice so I decided to use their adorable Tooth Fairy stamp set.

For my project I decided to do a packet of glittery stuff to go with the fairy dust stamp on the Tooth Fairy set. I can't take credit for this whole pocket thing - I've seen them on like 3 different blog posts this week and thought it would work perfectly for this project. The glitter is a combination of Martha Stewart Glitter and some Recollections Sparkle Fluff. Just clip a corner off the packet and set your child loose on the front lawn to spread some glittery goodness!


A Jillian Vance Design Tooth Fairy Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Coredinations Cardstock

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nice 'Stache...

Happy Thursday!

This week at A Jillian Vance Design we are having fun with Father's Day cards. I decided to do a card specifically with my dad in mind!

This is my Dad. In 37 years I have never seen him without a moustache. In 39 years of marriage, neither has my mother. He just wouldn't be my dad without the moustache. 

To make my card I decided to use the Mr. & Mrs. Moustache stamp set along with the Celebrate Dad stamp set and the Burlap Background stamp.

I stamped the Burlap Background on the light brown cardstock in an ink that wasn't too much darker than the cardstock. I didn't want it overpowering the card. I then randomly stamped moustaches all over the card with embossing ink and added copper Zing! embossing powder. I also embossed the sentiment on the front of the card.

Inside I added a couple of stamps from the Celebrate Dad stamp set to finish off the card.


A Jillian Vance Design stamps: Burlap Background, Mr. & Mrs. Moustache, Celebrate Dad
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Embossing Distress Ink
Close to My Heart Desert Sand ink
Zing! Copper Embossing powder

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Max!

Hey there!

It's that time of year again. My absolutely adorable nephew Max is turning 2! (In case you need refreshing this was his card last year for his first birthday) A couple of months ago my sister took him to Disneyland for his first trip and he LOVED Mickey so for his birthday card I decided to do a Mickey Mouse Lever Card.

To make this card I laid everything out in Cricut Craft Room. I laid out the card base with the oval for Mickey to swing through and the lever portion using the shadow layer for Mickey on the end.

Honestly, the Mickey & Friends and Mickey Font are two of my favorite Cricut cartridges. I welded the shadow layer for the letters together in Craft Room and then cut the top layer letters in alternating colors.

Mickey comes out so cute!

And here is the birthday boy on his trip in February sitting on Grandpa's lap.

And my sister sent me this one a couple of weeks ago - playing with his toys in his mouse ears at home!


Bazzill Cardstock
The Paper Studio bling
Mickey & Friends and Mickey Font Cricut Cartridge
Cricut Expression 2
Cricut Craft Room

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Graduation Cracker

Happy Thursday!

This week at A Jillian Vance Design I am making a graduation treat using the Con{GRAD}ulations Stamp Set.

I decided to make some graduation English Crackers. Not familiar with English Crackers? They're a tradition in England at Christmas. They're typically filled with with a little paper hat, a joke or riddle, and a toy or other small gift. They POP when you pull the ends to open them. My family has been doing these at Christmas for years and it's really fun. To make these I ordered the poppers (called snaps on the website) at Olde English Crackers. They also sell crackers all ready to go but where's the fun in that?

And here is my first video showing you how to assemble one of these fun little treats and showing you how to open them!

Seriously, how easy are those? I recommend using fairly thin paper when making these - it makes opening them easier. You can use thin patterend paper or even wrapping paper.


A Jillian Vance Design Con{GRAD}ulations stamp set
Bakers Twine

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mr. and Mrs.

Happy Thursday!

This week at A Jillian Vance Design we are making wedding projects. For my project I decided to do some little favor boxes with the Mr. & Mrs. Moustache stamp set.

To make the boxes I used SVG Attic's Janies Wedding Favor Boxes.

I stamped and embossed the Mr. & Mrs. sentiment at the bottom of each box.

On the bride box I added an Epiphany Crafts flower button. I used a scrap of Echo Park Your's Truly paper to make the button. I tied it on with bakers twine from The Twinery.


A Jillian Vance Design Mr. & Mrs. Moustache stamp set
Bazzill cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink
Zing! Embossing Powder
Echo Park Your's Truly 6x6 paper pad
Epiphany Crafts flower button tool

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Happy National Scrapbook Day and welcome to the Jillian and Friends Blog Bash featuring A Jillian Vance Design Stamps!

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You should have gotten here from Ruby's Blog but if not that's ok - The complete list of blogs is at the bottom of this post! So what did I come up with? How about a Disney tag to embellish a scrapbook page....

For this I used Jillian's Totally Titles Stamp Set.  This is such a fun, versatile set - and yes, that Disney stamp is part of it!

I added a couple of Epiphany Craft bubble caps and a few rain dots to add some dimension.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Get Well Soon and Hello!

Happy Thursday!

This week at A Jillian Vance Design we are doing sneak peeks of our new Happy Healing and Hello My Name Is stamp sets.

For my first card I used the Happy Healing set and accented it with the Endless Borders stamp set.

This card was inspired by the fun little poem stamp in the Happy Healing set. I just got over a nasty cold and this would have been fun to get from a friend. I attached a Kleenex Pocket Pack to the front of the card. If you haven't seen these yet, they're awesome. They fit perfectly in a purse or pocket and stay shut to keep the tissues clean.

To attach the Kleenex to the front of the card I ran a strip of white cardstock through the middle of the package and attached it in the back. It made it easy to adhere the Kleenex to the card.

Inside is just a quick sentiment and and space to write a note.

I'd actually had another project planned for the new Hello My Name Is set but things did not work out as planned last week! So you may see it later on down the line!

For this set I decided to make some simple birth announcements. I stamped the Hello portion of the set on white cardstock and cut it out. The idea of course would be to stamp the baby's name as well with the awesome font that is included with this set. Below the name badge is a pocket to include a picture of the baby and their "stats".

Be sure to check back here on Saturday for our National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop! There will be great projects from all the A Jillian Vance Design team members plus some friends!


Get Well Card:
A Jillian Vance Design Happy Healing and Endless Borders stamp sets, Bazzill Cardstock, Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink,  Kleenex Pocket Pack

Hello My Name Is Birth Announcements:
A Jillian Vance Design Hello My Name Is stamp set, Close To My Heart Lilac and Moonstruck Inks, Close To My Heart Daydream (girl) and Stardust (boy) paper packs