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Handmade Gelli Print Valentines Using the ScanNCut

Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards

For Valentine's Day this year I thought it would be fun to make some Valentine Inspired Gelli Print papers to use in handmade cards.  Here's the finished results...
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards

Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards
Supplies: Gelli Plate; Brayer, Paint used: DecoArt Americana - Titanium White, Pink Bubblegum, Cinnamon Drop, Razzle Berry; Golden - Quinacridone Magenta

 

 I used my ScanNCut™ to create the cards...to create it I just took the heart shape, duplicated it, and then overlapped them slightly where the card's spine would be.  Next I scanned in my gelli printed paper so that I could line up the cards and the painted part of the paper I wanted to use.

Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut

Here's how it looked when it was cut out...
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut
Next, I just added some embellishments...
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art 4b
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art 4b
Quick and Easy AND cute!  So easy that kids could even do it!
Erin Bassett - Valentine Gelli Plate Art ScanNCut Cards

 

 

 

Sponsors: Brother International, DecoArt, Faber-Castel

Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.

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Valentine's Day Mug Swap (#vdaymugswap)

A few weeks ago I saw that Caroline (Sew Caroline) and Alissa (Rags to Stitches) were hosting a Valentine's Day Mug Swap...well of course I wanted in on that! Fun, fun! So I was matched up with Paulina (Austenland Accessories) and this is what I sent her....

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And then she totally spoiled me and sent me this...

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Cool, eh?!  

It's funny because our tastes are pretty different...she's shabby chic and I'm bold colors & graphic designs...and yet I think we did a pretty awesome job at getting each other a little something to brighten up the day.

InstagramTo check out what other people gave/received look for the #vdaymugswap hashtag on Instagram.  And while you're there, follow me (ErinBassett).

 

 

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"Love" Shadow Box & A Scrapbook Page

Hi everyone, I'm guest blogging today over on the Colorbök blog and sharing a couple of projects I created with the Cloud 9 "Fiesta" collection.

First up is this 5" x 7" shadow box. 

Love Box

 

I made the frame out of some coordinating cardstock that I had cut out using my Silhouette and. Once I put the frame together I then punched out the die-cut alphabet, sanded the edges, and then added some faux stitches with a pen. I popped up the letters with some foam adhesive to give them some dimension.

Oh, and you see that "v"...it used to be an "x"!  Trimmed down it's the perfect size to float above the tail of the "L".
Love Box

 

And of course I had to use one of the fabric flowers and the adorable heart button as an embellishment!
Love Box

Next I created a scrapbook layout about our puppy, Willow. I really like the offset look of the glittered patterned paper I used for the background.

puppy scrapbook page

 

I added the one of the die-cut papers, trimming it to fit, and sewed it to the page.

Puppy Scrapbook Page Close Up

 

I also added some messy stitches to the fabric stickers as well.  
Puppy Scrapbook Page Close Up
So that's my projects!  I'd love to see what YOU have done with this collection.  Leave a comment below with a link to your projects so we can all check them out!

 

Sponsor: Colorbök

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More Love Notes!

The other day I shared with you a Valentine's Day card I made using the  new Love Notes dies from Lifestyle Crafts...well today I'm going to share a couple of cute little something somethings. You know, things that you might leave on someones desk, or hand to a neighbor, or friend.  It's just a little thing that shows you're thinking of them.  People need the reminders these days.

Ok, so first up is the Heart Box dies...

Heart Box - Erin Bassett

I only used two of the dies for this box, but I just loved it's simple cuteness with out adding anything else.  Also, imagine that the tiny staple that's on the heart is really two tiny staples shaped like an X.  I ran out of staples and can't find the box of refills anywhere in my studio.  Hate when that happens.

Ok, now here's how it looks when you open it up...see how the to sides of the heart have a notch in them so when you put them together they interlock? It keeps you little treat inside.  :)  Total cuteness.  
Heart Box - Erin Bassett

Ok, so while we're imagining stuff...imagine a yummy chocolate heart in there....no, not this digital one, a real one.  ;)  It would be cute!
Heart Box - Erin Bassett

Now let's move on.  Next up is the Valentine's Matchbook dies.

Valentine Matchbook - Erin BassettNow I used all the dies in this set...and I even used the main matchbook die twice so that I could use multiple papers on it instead of having it all one paper like the first project.

So I cut out the matchbook part twice, trimmed the heart part off of the yellow polka-dot paper and adhered just the matchbook part of the yellow paper to the front of the heart paper matchbook so that it looked like this:

Valentine Matchbook - backside - Erin Bassett
This time it's the little heart part that interlocks it together....so cute! I die-cut out the little heart from the set out of book paper and added that to it too.
Valentine Matchbook - Erin BassettAnd then on the inside I put a puppy pic!  I printed it on my Selphy ES40 using the bordered, 2-up, black & white settings and then use the insert die that comes in the set to cut it out to be the perfect size for the matchbook.  I then just added the green scallop doodle using a ZIG Millinium pen and a new product (that's coming out soon!!) which just happens to have some sparkle in it although I didn't photograph it that well.
Valentine Matchbook - Erin Bassett

For that doodled heart I just put down the tiny heart die from the set and sprayed some Glimmer Mist over it.  Since the dies are metal the excess spray mist just wipes right off of them with a towle.  Once the spray ink was dry I just doodled around it.  I then added a couple of hearts that I die-cut with the same die and a little bit of stamping.  

Valentine Matchbook - Erin Bassett

Go check out the other awesome NEW designs over at Lifestyle Crafts, and remember you get 20% off when you use coupon code "ERIN"!

 

 

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Also, I wanted to let you know about what looks like it's going to be a great FREE siminar by Crystal Wilkerson 7 Lain Ehmann as they share how to "Live Your Life on Purpose!" Join us!

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Love Notes!

How are you doing? Are you ready to move on towards Valentine's Day?  Or are you still getting over the holidays?  I'm a bit of both!  I've taken down our Christmas decor...well, except for the outside lights.  I actually like the extra light they give when I take the dogs out at night so now I'm trying to figure out what extra lighting to put up so I can see out there once I take them down.  Any ideas for renters?

Well, it's not a secret that Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays, so I was really happy to get to work with some of the new Love Notes dies from Lifestyle Crafts...you have to go check them out!!!  There are so many cute ones it's hard to decide! {Remember you get 20% off when you use coupon code: "ERIN"...woo-hoo!}

Today I'm sharing with you a card I made with the Heart Insert Die.

Me and You Valentine Card - Erin Bassett

To make it I just ran the die and a piece of older Crate Paper Valentine's paper through my die-cut machine, the Epic 6. (All of the Lifestyle Crafts dies work in the leading die-cut machines.)

Next I removed it from the machine and trimmed my paper down fit on my card.  Next I die-cut the arrow die that comes with the Heart Box set, and wove it through the hearts on the piece I die-cut previously.
Me and You Valentine Card - Erin Bassett

Lastly I added a few more cute embellishments, also from Crate Paper.
Me and You Valentine Card - Erin Bassett
Whew, one Valentine's Day card done...a few more to go!

 

 

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