Friday, May 27, 2016

Spring Is In The Air (Kendra Sand)

Spring Is In The Air
by Kendra Sand

Today I am featuring the Gardening Tools Set of dies by Frantic Stamper.

As I had mentioned in my intro about myself when I joined the team, my other passion (besides card making) is flowers!! I love gardening! My full-time job is actually with a family owned landscaping company, so I was pretty excited to get this die set.

Here's a photo of my in-process work on creating this card:

I die cut the Gardening Tools three times, each time on a different color of cardstock (Grey, Brown, Green). I did nothing to the grey layer, but altered the other two colors slightly!

Here's a look:

I only cut the actual tool part off of the brown die cut pieces. And for the green die cut pieces, I had to cut a little off the bottom and some of the top, so I would just have the portion you would hold.

Here's a look at the tools assembled:

Aren't they fun?!?!  I sure think so!!

Here's a close-up of my finished card:

I can't wait to get my gardening tools out of storage and dig in the dirt for the season!!

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fishing at Sunrise (Ted Mattos)

Fishing at Sunrise
by Ted Mattos

I tried my hand at blending with some Distressed Inks from Tim Holtz. I had to create two panels (one with the red tones, and one with the blue tones) and simply cut them in half to meet at the center of the card. My hope was to make it appear as if there was a pond or lake there! :)

I then just added the Fishing Card panel on top (cut out of black paper).

No sentiment, so I could use it for any occasion when a masculine card is needed! :)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Super Hero Zap!Bam! Pow! (Karen Oliver)

Super Hero Zap!Bam! Pow!

by Karen Oliver

How fun is this die set?  Perfect for any kind of card for any person.  These are part of the recent "Your'e my Super Hero" Release.  I chose colours that would be perfect for a boy or a girl.  I cut the backing clouds in black and popped the words up with foam to give dimension.  Using a sentiment stamp from the superhero stamp set I stamped along the edge a few times to make a strip and choosing matching colours added a strip of paper down the side.

I can see loads of uses for these dies, really fun sentiments to have in any collection.

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June 1, 2016 Die Release...Retro Cool

We have another new video to share our upcoming die release with you. This series is Retro-cool, and we hope you will love them as much as we do! The dies are available for Pre-Order now here at the Frantic Stamper store.

We hope you will enjoy the video and the release!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Superhero Birthday (Jen Carter)

Superhero Birthday
by Jen Carter

Frantic Stamper just released a new Super Hero themed set of dies & stamps!  I have been so excited for this release for several months now and really went overboard creating with these products because they are just SO FUN!  Today I am sharing one card with you and a video as well.  I also hope to have another video showcasing more of the release at a later time.

Jen Carter Super Hero Washi Skyline

So this card...FUN to put together!  This features a couple of new dies & an older one as well but the focus is that adorable super girl!  That is from a new die set called Super Hero Kid.  Oh the fun that you can have with this set!  There are SO MANY choices on how to dress the super hero, what sex to make him/her, what hair style to use, what masks to wear, etc.  So. Fun.

And can you just imagine the fun that your kids/grandkids will have mixing and matching with these pieces?  I also made a magnetic fridge set with this die that I'll share at another time.

Jen Carter Super Hero Washi Skyline Closeup 2

To make the spotlight for the super hero I used an older die called Corner Sun Rays Quilt Panel.  I used the circle to fit in the corner of the patterned paper and one of the stitched sun rays for the beam. It was the perfect size!

Jen Carter Super Hero Washi Skyline Closeup

This skyline is another fairly new die that I am very excited about as well, called Cityscape.  I die cut it twice, once in white and then a second time in vellum and I used washi tapes to highlight some of the buildings.  I have a video to share with you that shows how to easily create the washi tape buildings.

Thank you for joining us today!

Have a great day!

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Monday, May 02, 2016

Altering Dies (Kendra Sand)

Altering Dies

by Kendra

So I am in love with many of Frantic Stampers Dies!  And like many when I get them am SUPER excited to dive in and use them that sometimes I forget to sit back and first think "outside" the box!

When I was posting my tag using the Handmade with Love die a light bulb when off in my head!!

First, here is the tag I had created:

A beautiful tag to add to a handmade gift! The font of the handmade and love, I absolutely love!

But what if I wasn't giving a handmade gift but still wanted to use this die?

Well I decided to die cut the Handmade with Love die and alter it a little bit!  I carefully cut the "Love" away from the rest of the words so that I could create this beauty:

You would have never guessed the word Love was attached to other words!

I LOVE it!

This die can be used in so many other ways!

Another die I have altered a lot lately, is the fun Fishing Pole die.

Here's a look at the entire die:
Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Fishing Pole

Super fun die!  But keep in mind you don't always have to use the entire die. Look at what I did with this card:

I wanted to feature the awesome Fancy Fish die on this card!  What an amazing die!! I cut the die to make it look as though the fish was chasing the line!

Oh so fun!  I hope I have inspired you to sit back and look at your dies a little differently!!  Alter them a little!  Create new die cuts!!

Have a happy day!

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