Friday, August 31, 2012

Photo Board

Hi there!

Today for A Jillian Vance Design I'm playing with the {die}velop Foto Frames and {die}alogue Bubble Die Set.  I came up with a different use for the die to do a fun project for a junior high or high school student for their bedroom or locker.

I have made a photo board. I found a cute little cork board at Target for $2.50. The frames can all be moved around and the pictures changed out as often as you want.

To start, I cut the frames out of some thin plastic I found at Hobby Town in the model train section. It's about the same thickness as cardstock but will hold up to repeated handling. I cut two layer of black cardstock 1/4" larger than the frames for my base. I used thin Scor-Tape and ran in around three sides of the  Foto Frame, leaving one side open to slip a picture in or out. I then adhered it to a piece of black cardstock. I stamped a sentiment from the {die}velop Everyday Fotos Stamp set on the front using black Staz-On ink.

I took the second piece of black cardstock and added glue dots to the corners.

I pushed a flat thumbtack through the center of the glue dot. The glue dot will help hold the tack in place.

On the back of the frame, I added some pop dots and then adhered it to the piece with the tacks.

You end up with a frame that had a little bit of dimension to it and you move around on the cork board.

I used a distress ink pad to color the cork board.

And I finished it off with a twine pom-pom in my high school's colors and their letters cut from Cricut's Lite Varsity Letters cartridge.

A Jillian Vance Design {die}velop Foto Frames and {die}alogue Bubble Die Set
A Jillian Vance Design {die}velop Everyday Fotos Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Red Brick Distress Ink
Evergreen Scale Models 0.4mm Thick Styrene Sheets
Black Staz-On Ink
The Twinery Baker's Twine
Cardstock: Bazzill

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Just A Note

Happy Thursday!

This week for A Jillian Vance Design I'm back to playing with the Zipper {die}vice. I just can't get over how fun this die is! I went for a simple project again this week. I made a postcard style card that opens to reveal a personal note.

I cut my paper so that my bottom layer was 4x6 and the top layer is 3 1/2 x 5 3/4. I ran the top layer through my Cuttlebug with the Zipper Die about an inch from the top.

Using a ruler and craft knife, I then cut a slit from the bottom of the die to 1/2" from the bottom of the layer. Do this on both sides.

Score along the bottom of the card from one cut line to the other, then stamp the front of the card.

I laid my top layer next to the bottom layer to help in positioning the sentiment that I'm stamping on the inside. Then, write your note, keeping in mind the amount of space that will show when the card is opened.

Run a thin strip of glue around the outside edge of the top layer, then a strip above the zipper.

Once it's all assembled, this is what the recipient will see when they open the card.

See how the bottom folds down to show your note? Pretty cool!

A Jillian Vance Design Zipper {die}vice
A Jillian Vance Design The Universal Zipper Stamp Set
Cardstock: My Minds Eye Asparagus

Sunday, August 26, 2012

My Wonderful Mom - August Birthday #4

Hi there!

And we are to the final August birthday card for my wonderful Mom. Do you ever had ideas and in your head it's one thing but the finished product doesn't quite come out like you thought? Yeah, this was one of those times. I wanted to do a pin board circa 1950's. My mother has become as much of a Pinterest addict as I am so I thought it was appropriate. This is my version of a 1950's pin board.  

I used October Afternoon's 5 & Dime Jawbreakers paper and their Miscellany pack. I distressed all of it and inked it with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I also used a couple of buttons from Paper Play Studio. If you haven't seen these yet you need to go check them out. Tamara from Happy Life, Crafty Wife has started her own little embellishment company and they are just adorable!

The bingo card is from the Miscellany and I used October Afternoon Vintage Market stickers to add Birthday. I tied some twine around it to finish it off. I added some bling to resemble pins on the different elements of the "board".


October Afternoon 5 & Dime Paper and Miscellany
Paper Play Studio Buttons
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Baby Announcement Foto Frame

Happy Thursday!

This week at A Jillian Vance Design we are featuring the {die}velop Foto Frames and {die}alogue Die Set with the {die}velop Baby Photos Stamp Set.

I wanted to keep this super simple. I've made a birth announcement card. It's as simple as stamping the frame from the Foto Frames Stamp Set and cutting it with the matching die. I then stamped the little Hello World! sentiment and added a tiny duck sticker. All you need to do is slip in a picture of the new baby and write a note inside and you're all done!

A Jillian Vance Design {die}velop Foto Frames and {die}alogue Bubble Die Set
A Jillian Vance Design {die}velop Baby Fotos Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design Foto Frames Stamp Set
DCWV Nana's Nursery Paper Stack
Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bill - August Birthday #3

It's me again!

The next August birthday belongs to my brother-in-law, Bill. This is first year I've made a card for him instead of buying one because I had such a great idea. Bill hunts and we are giving him a gift card for Cabelas so this just kind of made sense.....

Is used Cricut Craft Room to weld the shadow of the deer to the edge of a card base. The trees are layers from a grove of trees image on the Campin' Critter cartridge. For the lettering I welded together letters from the Craft Room Basics. Overall, it's a fairly simple card but it was kind of fun!

Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Campin' Critters
Bazzill Cardstock
Tim Holtz: Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happy 39th Anniversary Mom & Dad!

Hi there!

Yesterday was my parents' 39th anniversary, so I wanted to quickly share they card I made for them.

Using Cricut Craft Room I sized my birds and branch, then created a card base. I lined the birds and branch up the way I wanted to place them on the card then place the card base and added the circle.

I cut a couple of borders using Elegant Edges and stamped the sentiment from A Jillian Vance Design's Peacock Feathers stamp set.

Inside I repeated the branch and the bird and added a spot to write a note.


Cricut Pagoda, Give a Hoot, Elegant Edges
Cricut Craft Room
A Jillian Vance Design Peacock Feathers Stamp Set
Cardstock: Little Yellow Bicycle, Bazzill
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Teacher Treat Box

It's Thursday again!

This week at A Jillian Vance Design we are making Back to School projects. I decided to make a teacher's treat box. I used the School Days kit from SVG Cuts and then stamps and dies from A Jillian Vance Design to embellish it.

I added a little clock from the Charming Holidays stamp set. The clock fits perfectly under Epiphany Crafts Round 14 Bubble Cap.

On the door I added the thank you stamp from the Charming Occasions stamp set. I colored the apple and then added an Epiphany Crafts Round 25 Bubble Cap.

Around the top of the schoolhouse I made a flag banner using the {die}licious Flag Die embellished with some of the extras from the School Days kit.

The top of the schoolhouse opens up so you can fill it with treats. (Or school supplies, but treats are more fun!)

A Jillian Vance Design Charming Occasions Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design Charming Holidays Stamp Set
A Jillian Vance Design {die}licious Flag Banner and Pole Die Set
SVG Cuts School Days Kit
Epiphany Crafts: Round 14 and Round 25
The Twinery: Melon
Recollections: Brads

Monday, August 13, 2012

Samantha - August Birthday #2


My youngest sister's birthday is up next. She's turning 30 this year and while I SHOULD have been as mean to her as she was to me....I decided to take it easy on her.

This is my second version of the Top Secret card I made last week for A Jillian Vance Design using the new Zipper {die}vice. This time I used cardstock that was closer in color to an actual file folder and inked it make it look like it had been passed through many hands. I stamped all the fun sentiments from the Zipper Icons stamp set in red to make them really stand out.

Inside we have the {die}signer Pocket Die again to hold the gift card. I also used Jillian's Over the Hill stamp set and Basically Birthdays.

Cardstock: Bazzill
A Jillian Vance Design: Zipper {die}vice, {die}signer Pocket Die, Over the Hill stamp set, Basically Birthdays stamp set, Zipper Icons Stamp set
Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Red Brick Distress Ink

Friday, August 10, 2012

Ashley - August Birthday #1

Hi there!

August is a really busy month in my family. We have a birthday or anniversary almost every week. The week we skip we make up for it the next by having two! So here is my birthday card for my middle sister, Ashley.

This was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest that used one of the Martha Stewart Punch All Over the Page punches. I wanted to try my own version of this so I decided to play around with Cricut Craft Room.

Rather than try to cut the card and the cutouts, I just added the shadow layer for the ice cream cone on my mat. I then put a 6x12 piece of cardstock on the mat and cut. To line everything up I used the grid lines on the mat in Craft Room. The hardest part was finding a perfectly symmetrical shape in the Cricut library.

I sized my shadow layer for the ice cream cone slightly larger than it would have been to layer correctly with the rest of the ice cream so that it wouldn't get hung up on the popped ice cream cone in the middle of the card. I used pop dots on each layer of the ice cream cone inside and topped it off with some bling.

To help keep the card closed I added the little die from the {die}namic Duo die set from A Jillian Vance Design as well as a sentiment from her Basically Birthdays stamp set.

Cardstock: Simple Stories, Bazzill
A Jillian Vance Design: {die}namic Duo Die Set, Basically Birthydays stamp set
Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Sweet Treats Cartridge
Bling: Hero Arts, Recollections

Celebrate Your Birthday


Today the entire design team at A Jillian Vance Design is showcasing the {die}velop Photo Frames & {die}alogue Bubbles Die Set and the various stamp sets that go with them. I'm using the Foto Frames Stamp Set.

I decided to experiment a little with Foto Frames die and made a shaker card.

I stamped the outline of the frame and then cut it out using the Foto Frame die. I adhered some clear acetate inside the window and then added foam tape strips around the back of the frame. The little mouse coming out of the present is from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge. I used Above Rubies Paper Layerz paper for the frame, mouse, and to stamp the camera.

Inside the window I added some birthday confetti. I used glued one of the Happy Birthday pieces to the {die}alogue bubble (since I couldn't find my A Jillian Vance Design Basically Birthdays stamp set - I really need to clean my scrap room!)

I finished it off with some Recollections bling.


A Jillian Vance Design {die}velop Photo Frames & {die}alogue Bubbles Die Set 
A Jillian Vance Design Foto Frames Stamp Set
Above Rubies Paper Layers
Recollections Bling
American Crafts Black Ink
Recollections Foam Tape