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Member Since September 2009, 3 forum posts, 110 public projects

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

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Let's Clicut with Shellye!

First of all ....

Happy Halloween!!!
The costumes are planned and the candy is already making my kids giddy!!!
What about you?
Are you ready for the little ghosts & goblins to come knocking at your door?
Have a fun & safe night.

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Well, today marks the end of our Clicut feature this past month.  We hope that you've enjoyed the variety of creations that our Design Team has come up with and that learned how incredibly easy it is to use the Clicut Retractable Pen Knife.

Today we have Shellye McDaniel sharing her talents with us.

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I've made up many, many of these little altered houses over the years and have tried many different ways of cutting the paper...using the Clicut has been by far the easiest method yet!


 By laying the house onto the paper and cutting while turning the house, you get an even cut without gaps on one side or the other.  

For the roof, I punched the papers with a scalloped punch and then cut into strips using the Clicut, 14x14 i-mat and CutRight Acrylic Ruler.  


Covering the windows has always been a little tricky as well.  The Clicut cuts through paper like butter! 



Inside the windows I cut out a wreath from Candy Cane Forest Paper and the gingerbread boy and girl were also cut from the same paper.



Supplies: 
Clicut; 14x14 i-mat; CutRight Acrylic Ruler; i-rock setter; 
Hot Rocks Compact - Glitter; Christmas Cheer- Snowdrift 12 x 12 Paper; Christmas Joy 12 x 12 Paper; Candy Cane Forest 12 x 12 Paper; Christmas Cheer 5 x 7 Canvas Sticker; Pogo adhesive dispenser

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Thanks Shellye.
This is a beautiful holiday creation!

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We've got some exciting things happening and we'll be sharing some of the excitement here tomorrow so make sure to stop by!!!
You won't want to miss it!

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Let's Clicut with Guiseppa!


Today we have Guiseppa Gubler sharing her Clicut project with us.

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This is one awesome cutting tool.  I love to cut into my patterned papers and create my own embellishments.  This time I decided to make my own pattern on the patterned paper and then cut it out using the clicut.  

I started off by choosing my template and then tracing it onto my patterned paper.  Then using the I-Mat and the Clicut, I cut out my design.




After I was done cutting my design I used foam adhesive on the back and then adhered it to another piece of patterned paper.



Now I have a beautiful design I created in my patterned paper.  You can use templates or just freehand it.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked my idea.

Imaginisce Supplies: Christmas Cheer patterned paper, Christmas Cheer Die Cuts, Christmas Cheer Canvas Stickers, Clicut and I-Mat 

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Let's Clicut with Cari!

Hi there everyone!!!

I had so much fun creating these 2 cards using the Clicut retractable pen knife.  


I'm not a big xacto knife fan because I find it hard to maneuver ... plus they just plain scare me! 
But I absolutely love this tool! It is so easy and so much fun to use. 

For my 1st card I cut several strips of turquoise cardstock (approx 1/2" wide) using the Clicut and the Acrylic ruler on the 14x14 mat.
 

I then ran them all through my handy paper crimper.
I adhered the first layer of turquoise cardstock strips flat (all going the same direction).
The second layer of strips (going the opposite direction) I adhered with some Imaginisce foam tape that I just cut up into smaller pieces.

Supplies used: Imaginisce (Monster Mash collection:papers, chipboard, foam tape, Clicut); Core'dinations Colorcore Cardstock, May Arts (ribbon), paper crimper



My 2nd card I used the Clicut to cut out parts of the patterned paper. I then pop dotted that purple patterned paper onto some yellow polka dot paper.  

I also used the Clicut to cut out one of the bats from the patterned paper.  (that required a bit of patience though. :))

Supplies used: Imaginisce (Monster Mash collection: papers, diecuts; Clicut, Foam Tape); Core'dinations Colorcore Cardstock; May Arts (ribbon)

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i-Spy



We have a few fabulous projects that we spied and we're thrilled to share them with you today!

The first project is by
Great job with the Monster Mash collection.  What a cutie!!



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The second creation that was spied is by


How cool is this lantern?? We love it!!
Another great project using our Monster Mash collection.


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The final project that we're sharing with you today was made by
The whimsical nature of this layout is so eye-catching and beautiful.


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Thanks everyone for sharing your fabulous projects.
We love seeing what you create with Imaginisce!

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Let's Clicut with Rebecca!

Today we have Rebecca Keppel sharing her handiwork with us.

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I used a Crafter's Workshop template and adhered it to some Imaginisce Makin' Waves paper using removeable adhesive. I then cut with the Clicut along the template's edge. 


I backed the cut out design with a different patterned paper.




The finished design.


Supplies: Imaginisce Clicut, Imaginisce Makin Waves papers, Imaginisce Hippity Hop die cuts, May Arts ribbon, Fiskars and Marvy Uchida punches, Crafter's Workshop template, American Crafts Thickers.


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Thanks Rebecca.
What a fantastic idea to use the stencils/templates along with the Clicut.

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Let's Clicut with Tiffany!

Today we have Tiffany Hood sharing a project that she created using the Clicut.


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I've always wanted to make one of these "Tri Shutter Cards."  They're actually not complicated.  The Clicut and the i-Mat & CutRight Ruler make it easy!



Just cut a 5 1/2" x 12" piece of cardstock, then score in the shorter direction at 2", 4", 8" and 10".

Then you'll take your Clicut knife, and going in the longer direction, cut 1 1/2" from the left side from the 2" to the 10" mark. Repeat at 4" from the left side cutting from the 2" to the 10" mark.
Accordian fold the card and unfold.  Then re-fold the middle section in the opposite direction. (Google "Tri Shutter Card" or look it up on You Tube for a full tutorial)


Here's how the card looks when opened up.

Supplies:
Clicut Retractable Knife
14x14 i-Mat
CutRight Ruler
Cheers! 12x12 cardstock
Wish Big 12x12 cardstock
Celebrate You 12x12 cardstock
Let's Party 12x12 cardstock
Oh Happy Day Chipboard Stickers
Wish Come True Oversized Die Cuts
Brown Foam Tape

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Thanks Tiffany.
This is super cute!

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Let's Clicut with Mary Ann!

Today we have Mary Ann Jenkins sharing a super fun card with us today using the Clicut.

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I love the look of the "negative cutting" that so many scrappers are using on their projects, and I've used my die cutting machine with some great results. That was until last week when I was scrapping with some girlfriends at the park while our little ones played on the swings and slides. I wanted to do another negative cut, but didn't have my die cutting machine with me at the park. I decided to just leave that project until I was back home, until I got this awesome idea!
 



Using letter stickers as my guide, I cut around each letter with my Imaginisce Clicut Retractable Knife and my 8x8 i-mat.
 

I still got the great negative cut that I love so much!
 

I added a small scrap of orange chevron patterned paper behind the cut out letters, outlined the letters with a white pen, matted the paper on cardstock, then added it to the card base made out of more of the orange chevron paper. A cute little bat with some foam tape and my card was complete!
 
 
Supplies: Clicut Retractable Pen Knife, 8x8 i-mat, Fall Medley, Fright Night Canvas Stickers, Surfs Up

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Inspired by ....

On Friday we said a farewell to one of our very talented designers, 
Today we'd just like to share with you some of her amazing work.  

Ro is talented in creating a variety of projects from cards to layouts to altered creations as well.














Thanks Ro for inspiring us all.
Your creations are beautiful & one of a kind!

We wish you all the best!

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We want to remind you about our Monthly Challenge.

It's a beautiful color combo challenge.
Click HERE for more details.

Deadline to submit is this week, Thurs., October 25th.
So make sure to get your entries in.

You could be the lucky winner of any Imaginisce collection of your choice!


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i-Spy & a Farewell

We want to remind you of our October Monthly Challenge! 
Have you check it out yet? Click HERE.

 It's an color challenge this month and it's just perfect for those beautiful fall colors that we are seeing right now.  (well the leaves that we used to see 'til last night - we had a big wind storm and now many of those beautiful colored leaves are on the ground! :( )

We've got some great submissions already and we'd love to some more. You have until October 25th to send you projects in.


Now onto our .....




Today we'd like to share this wonderful layout that we found on Scrapbook.com. 
It was created by Scrapunzel.


The colletion is our Fall collection from last year and the colors are just perfect with those fabulous photos. Wouldn't you agree?

Thanks Scrapunzel for sharing your work.


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We love seeing your creations using Imaginisce products so please share your work with us, online, on message boards, on Facebook & link to our Facebook wall.


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It is with great sadness that we must say farewell to 

She has commitments that are keeping her quite busy these days and 
she is doing a lot of traveling teaching her amazing scrapbooking classes.


We have been so blessed to have her on this team this past year. 
She has been an inspiration with her gorgeous layouts, altered creations and stunning, one-of-a-kind style!

We won't forget you Ro!!
Thank you for all you've done for Imaginisce!



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Let's Clicut with Abby!

We hope that you've been enjoying the variety of ways that our Design Team members have been using the Clicut to create beautiful projects.

Today we have designer, Abby Laubenstein sharing her creativity with us.

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My most favorite craft supply is patterned paper with great images and my favorite scrappy technique is fussy-cutting! I think most of my craft projects have some sort of fussy cutting included.

 I absolutely love carving up a sheet of paper and using the images for many projects. So needless to say, I use my Clicut all the time!  It's really quick to carve the images using the Clicut, especially in those really tiny spaces. 

I created this holiday card using the Christmas Cheer poinsettia patterned paper.. they're so pretty! 



Supplies:
Imaginisce: Christmas Cheer patterned paper, Clicut, cutting mat, dimensional adhesive
Other: Ribbon, cardstock, border punch, marker 

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Let's Clicut with Ilene!

Designer, Ilene Tell is sharing a beautiful card she created using the Clicut tool.

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I really love fussy cutting, and my detail scissors are my best friend. However, there are definitely times when they just don't cut it (lol). I love the Clicut for spaces that are enclosed, where scissors can't go - inside letters, in circles, etc. 

I also love how using the Clicut can alter the gorgeous Imaginisce die-cuts and give them a more elegant touch.You can use the Clicut to trim off some of the white and add more detail to your die-cuts, as I did here. 

By the way, I will be sending this card along with my other Christmas cards to Share-a-Card charity - check out all of last week's blog posts for more info on how you can participate.



Supplies: 
Paper, Die-Cut: Imaginisce (Holiday Cheer), Cutting Tools: Imaginisce (Clicut, I-Mat 8x8), Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts, Printed Ribbon: Making Memories, Chalk Ink: Tsukineko, Other: cardstock, ball trim.

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Let's Clicut with Heather!


Today we have the talented Heather Leopard sharing a project that she created using the Clicut.

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At Halloween time here in the U.S. the neighborhood kids like to "BOO" each other, at least here in our neighborhood. It usually consists of a little goody bag treat with a poem inside along with an "I've been boo'd" sign to put on your door. You don't say who it's from, you just leave it when no one is looking. Naturally, after we got boo's this year, I had to create a card for the basket. Seeing as how I'm the only crafty mama on the block I am sure they will figure out who it's from but I just couldn't resist.



I put the card together and then I used my Clicut and my cutting mat to trim the paper around the sides of the card after I adhered it. I also used my Clicut to make the word bubble. This is so trendy right now and I thought I'd give it a go. I simply cut out the letters and then I cut around them to form the bubble.



Supplies: Clicut and cutting mat, 400035 die cuts, 400020 12x12 paper, 400022 12x12 paper and 400023 12x12 paper.

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Let's Clicut with Regina!

First of all we want to thank you for joining us last week as our Design Team members shared such beautiful crafted cards that they will be sending to Share a card's Holiday Card Project.
We hope that we inspired you to create some holiday cards to send to this fabulous project as well.

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Today we have Designer, Regina Mangum sharing a beautiful Fall themed project 
using the Clicut.




I am a huge fan of using hobby blades when I create, and the Clicut has fast become my favorite! One of the things I use it for is to cut things that my paper trimmer has a hard time with, like strips of paper that are less than 1-inch wide. 



So, when I wanted to create some fun pumpkin placecard holders for Thanksgiving, I reached for the Clicut! 

I used the bright orange patterned paper from the Makin' Waves collection for the main body of the pumpkin and the vines and leaves from a b-side of Monster Mash. 
I think they'll make our holiday table very festive!





Supplies used:
Patterned Paper: Monster Mash and Makin' Waves collections (Imaginisce); Tools: Clicut (Imaginisce); Fibers: brown grosgrain (generic);Other: branch stand (Target)

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Share-a-Card - Day 5

Thank you so much for joining us this past week for our special feature of Share-a-card's website and the incredible gift that they are giving to others through their Holiday Card Project.

If you would like to learn more about this project and take part in please go to their website for more information. Share-a-Card

Today we have a few more designers sharing their creativity with us.

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I used a large Imaginisce Die Cut from the Christmas Cheer line as my jumping off point. I layered it on top of some Christmas cheer patterned papers and topped it off with a big bow and some extra ruffled ribbon. Finally I added some metal i rock bling as white polka dots on the die cut.



Supplies Used:
Imaginisce Christmas Cheer patterned papers and die cuts, i Rock Metal Bling, May Arts ribbons




During the two years we lived in Minnesota, we got to experience the coldest Christmases we would ever have dreamed possible! Now that we are back in California, I think often of our friends that are still shivering through the Midwest and wanted to send them a bit of warm winter wishes. 


I combined the Makin' Waves and Christmas Cheer collections to make a fun, whimsical surfing Santa card. I love the darling canvas stickers and put them together for a jolly old elf who really knows how to 'hang ten!'


Supplies used:
Patterned Paper: Makin' Waves and Christmas Cheer (Imaginisce); Stickers: Makin' Waves and Christmas Cheer Canvas (Imaginisce); Dies: Make a Snowflake Die (Taylored Expressions); Accents: button (generic); Stickles (Ranger); Cardstockred (Bazzill); Fibers: red satin (generic)


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Once again, thanks for stopping by our blog. 
We hope that you have a super weekend!

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Share - a - Card - Day 4

Well we're back with Day 4 of our Share a Card Feature.  Our Design Team have created some pretty gorgeous holiday themed cards that will be sent out to some very special individuals.  

Today we have Adora & Cari sharing cards with us.

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I had so much fun working on this project  - plus for a good cause, how exciting is that!!!! Card making for me is really addicting, you really can't stop with one and with Imaginisce Christmas Cheer collection,  you  have everything you'll need, quick and easy!  and you'll love every card you'll make.




Supplies Used: Imaginisce Christmas Cheer Collection, Impress Cardstock.



I love making Christmas Cards.  Maybe it's because I love receiving handmade cards. Cards that have had some thought and special care put into them really catch my eye and make me feel special.  Those are my favorite ones.


I created this card base using my Cricut Expression and the Birthday Bash cartridge. Cut some patterned paper just a bit smaller than the front of the card and adhered some May Arts red ribbon behind the die-cut strips of 'ribbon' & bow' for the gift from striped paper.


Using some foam tape behind the large poinsettia die cut adds a little bit of dimension to my card. I finished my adhering some orange colored Rhinestones to the center of the flower.

Supplies: Imaginisce (Christmas Cheer: patterned papers, die-cuts, canvas sticker, Rhinestones, i-rock tool); The Twinery (red twine); cardstock; Cricut Expression 2, Birthday Bash Cartridge

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Beautiful cards ladies!

If you would like to contribute and send some cards to the Holiday Card Project with Share-a-Card please go over to their website for more information.

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Share-a-Card - Day 3

So have we got you in the mood for making Christmas/Holiday cards yet?  

Wouldn't you like to take part in this fabulous project?  I'm sure that Share-a-card would love to have you participate and mail off your cards to them.


Today we have a few more of our Design Team members sharing their cards that they've created for the Share-a-Card Holiday Card Project.


Let's see what they've created!

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Shellye McDaniel


Santa Joy Card
It's easy to create your own banner by using this simple method:
1- Decide how wide you want the top of your banner to be
2- Decide how tall you want your banner to be3- Using those two dimensions (mine were 1"W x 1.25"H) cut a square of that size4- Divide the width in half and make a mark in the middle (bottom of square)5-Using a straight edge, draw a line from each top side to the mark at the bottom; cut
This may seem a little elementary, but when you have a limited space (such as a card front) it helps to keep
the banner tops from being too wide :)  Tying a bow of baker's twine to one side gives the appearance that the banner
has actually been strung across the card.



Christmas Cheery Supplies: Candy Cane Forest 12 x 12 Paper
Warm Wishes 12 x 12 Paper; Christmas Joy 12 x 12 Paper and Gift Giving 5 x 7 Sticker Stacker  Tools: Clicut Retractable Pen KnifeColored Foam Tape - White


Bell Card
Large die-cuts from any Imaginisce Collection are simply perfect for making cards!  I like to add that little 'extra', so I often
remove small accents from the Sticker Stackers and layer them with a larger element...perfect.  And when setting out to make a bundle of the same card, use your home computer and printer to easily create a row of sentiments.



Christmas Cheer Supplies: Christmas Joy 12 x 12 Paper; Warm Wishes 12 x 12 Paper; Rejoice Die Cuts; Happy Holidays 5 x 12 Sticker Stacker; Tools: Colored Foam Tape - White


Abby Laubenstein

I'm so honored to be contributing my card to Share-A-Card. It's a wonderful organization which helps so many people and I hope you all will join us! My holiday card features the  Christmas Cheer collection using diecuts and Snag'Em stamp.. and May Arts ribbon is always a gorgeous addition to any project! 



Supplies
Imaginisce: Christmas Cheer tree Snag'Em stamp, Sticker Stackers
Other: May Arts ribbon, cardstock, StudioG sentiment stamp, green and red ink 



Rhonda Van Ginkel

Hi there!  I was so excited that the gals here at Imaginisce are partnering up with such a great organization!  I created two cards, one pretty clean and simple and another featuring our Snag 'em Stamps with our Christmas Cheer Collection.


I loved the elegant look of the embossed white against the red card stock, so I used it and a cute die and layered with a bit of foam tape.  I accented the "Ho Ho Ho" with a bit of bling with my iRock.  


For my next card, I used our Rudolph Snag 'Em stamp for inspiration, colored and cut him out and layered with a few other elements.  I punched a snowflake from my little folder tab die for some negative space interest and layered a white punched snowflake on top.  I really had fun creating these cards and hope that you'll join us in supporting Share - A - Card!



Supplies:  Christmas Cheer Papers, Chipboard and Sticker Stacker, iRock, Glam Rocks Pogo and Foam Tape by Imaginisce, Red and White Cardstock by Bazzill, Burst die by Memory Works, Fishtail die by MFT, Tab die by Lifestyle Crafts, Cheery Lynn Border die, Scallop border punch by Fiskars, Embossing plate by Spellbinders, Snowflake punches by Martha Stewart, Big Shot by Sizzix, Copics, Memento Ink, Sentiment stamp by Hero Arts, Ribbon by May Arts. 



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Thanks so much ladies!
These are just beautiful and so creative!

If you would like to take part in this challenge/project please mail your cards to:

Holiday Card Project
c/0 ShareaCard.org
992 Hershey Road
Elizabethtown, PA, 17022


Thanks for dropping by and we hope that we've sparked your desire to create today!!
Join us again tomorrow!

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Share-a-Card - Day 2

If you missed our post yesterday click HERE to read about an exciting project that you can be a part of.  If you love making cards and especially Holiday/Christmas cards then this is a great challenge for you!!!

Our Design Team has created a wonderful array of holiday themed cards to send off to Share-a-Cards Holiday Card Project.

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Let's take a look at some more of the cards that our Design Team gals have created for this project.

Mary Ann Jenkins

 I was so excited when I saw the cards the design team were making would be going to such a great orginization like Share a Card, I decided to make three!  All were very easy to make using the coording papers from the Christmas Cheer collection and matching Chipboard Sticker and Sticker Stackers.



Supplies Used: papers - Snowdrift, Christmas Joy, Candy Cane Forest, Peace on Earth Chipboard Stickers, Happy Holidays Sticker Stacker, Gift Giving Sticker Stacker, Kraft Cardstock, Doily



Guiseppa Gubler

Holiday cards are some of the easiest and funnest cards to make.  I made these card using the Christmas Cheer Collection.  I wanted to create two cards...both different.  One is just a regular 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 square card and the other is a tag card, held by a pocket.  I love the fact that these cards are going to help bring some cheer to someone who is sick or afflicted.  What an awesome way to share our craft with others.







Imaginisce Supplies: Christmas Cheer- patterned paper, Sticker Stackers, Die Cuts and Canvas  Stickers


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We'd love for you to challenge you to take part in this project too!!!
Create cards with a holiday theme and then send them off.
They will be appreciated more than you can imagine!

For more details on this project and where to send your cards
go to the Share-a-Card website or click HERE.

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Share-a-Card - Day 1

We have a very exciting week planned here on the Imaginisce blog! 

We know that there are many crafters out there that create cards for the holidays.  
We also know that many of you have started making some already.

Well our Design Team have been busy little elves lately and have been creating a plethora of beautifully themed holiday cards that they are going to send off to a charity.


The organization is called Share-a-card.  
Right now they are holding a Holiday Card Project where they asking for handmade holiday cards. They would love to reach their goal of 10,000 this year. Last year they received almost 9,000 cards.

The purpose of their Holiday card project is:
... to gather Christmas greeting cards and distribute them to seriously ill people who have been featured on ShareaCard and are in active status (we have had an update within the last 6 months). It is well known that the holiday season is extremely depressing to the shut-in and the very ill. They watch all around them as everyone shops and bakes and enjoy themselves, all the while many cannot even leave their homes and are ill from all their medical treatments. YOU can help make a difference in their holiday season! Just imagine the delight when a Feature receives a large box filled with greeting cards from all the United States and Canada, wishing them well and sending along caring thoughts. EVERY card received will make an impact this holiday!

Anyone can participate!  For more detailed info on this fabulous project you can go to their website, Share-a-card or click HERE.
If you aren't a cardmaker you will see that there are a variety of ways in which you can participate.

We would love to challenge you to participate in this project with us & our Design Team.



Here is are the Guidelines for the Holiday Card Project:


*1-- Cards should be signed with your first name and the state in which you are from.

 *2-- Cards can be store bought/handmade or even construction paper. It's the intent behind the card that means the most!

*3--You may mail to all of the Features or select from the list on the right.

*4--We appreciate all cards but suggest cheerful cards of encouragement, rather than "Get Well cards", since our Feature's are all at various stages of their illnesses.

*5--The Year End Feature's names were not known at press time so you may either put a post it note on the front stipulating "December Feature #1" etc... or leave unaddressed and we will write their name on the envelope for you when we sort them.

*6--There is no need to stamp your envelopes in a package of many cards or include stamps.

*7--You may mail your cards as early as you wish but no later than December 1st.

 *8--Small gifts/stickers etc..are accepted but not required!
They will be forwarded onto the Feature's they are addressed to. ShareaCard will cover that postage as well.

*9-- Our Features love children's cards! If possible, have them sign with their first name and their age.

*10--Envelopes are not required. All cards are sorted into boxes so our Features receive your cards no matter how you send them!

*11-- If your cards arrive unaddressed or not in envelopes... no problem! We count all cards so if for example, you send 24 cards...we assume you are sending to all the women. If you send 41 cards, we assume you are sending to all Features. Don't worry, all the cards are distributed!

*12-- Ask your friends to help! We'd love to have your family/youth group/stamping friends/scout troop etc...send cards! If your group needs more info on ShareaCard, we'd be happy to get them the information needed!

*13--Since you have requested to be able to send cards earlier this year and avoid confusion in sorting, we ask that you make sure your outside card package says:
Holiday Card Project



Please follow these addressing instructions:
To mail an individual card to a feature:
Feature Name
Holiday Card Project
c/o ShareaCard.org
  • 992 Hershey Road
  •                              Elizabethtown, Pa 17022
     
     
    To mail a package of multiple cards:
     
    Holiday Card Project
    c/o ShareaCard.org
  • 992 Hershey Road
  •                              Elizabethtown, Pa 17022


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    Now let's take a look at what our some of our Design Team gals have created.

    Santa Card

    The "Christmas Cheer" die-cuts package comes with a ton of things in it - some are quite large, like this Santa, and therefore could make perfect shaped cards! To make a shaped card, get some thick cardstock that could serve as a card base, and score and then fold in half. Adhere your die-cut, and cut out along one side of it. To finish up, don't forget to add some white cardstock or light paper on the inside so you can write a note.




    Supplies: Paper, Die-Cut: Imaginisce (Christmas Cheer), Bling: Imaginisce (I-Rock), Cardstock: My Favorite Things, Ink: Tsukineko. 


    Christmas Wreath Card:

    With all the stickers and other embellishments that coordinate with this collection, putting Christmas cards together is a breeze. If you have time, adding a little ribbon or bling to each adds a more personal touch. Otherwise, if you have a ton of Christmas cards to put out, some paper and a sticker or die-cut is plenty for a unique and sweet card :)
    Supplies: Paper, Dimenstional Sticker: Imaginisce (Christmas Cheer), Ribbon: May Arts, Die-Cutting Machine: Sizzix (Big Shot), Die: Cheery Lynn (French Pastry Doily), Ink: Tsukineko, Other: cardstock.



    Here are two holiday cards using the fabulous Christmas Cheer collection. It is so easy to mix and match the patterns and colors in these papers to create layered cards. The inside of the cards are stamped with a holiday sentiment sending Christmas wishes.




    SUPPLIES: Imaginisce Christmas Cheer pattern papers Christmas Joy and Snowdrift, 3-D stickers; twine; Cameo; cardstock




    I created the card using a cutting file, which I downloaded from the Silhouette store. I then pulled out my i-rock and adorned the trunk of the tree with brown, square glam rocks and added "ornaments" using the round glam rocks. I had soo much fun decorating this tree for someone special.


    Supplies:
    Papers: 400041, 400037, 400036, 400040
    i-rock and glam rocks
    Brown cardstock for the base
    Silhouette CAMEO


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    Thanks ladies. These are just gorgeous and the people who receive will be so grateful.

    Join us again tomorrow for more holiday themed cards.
    We hope that you'll also join us in creating cards to send off to Share-a-Card's Holiday Card Project!

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    i-Spy & Warehouse Sale!!

    It's Friday!! Are you looking forward to the weekend? Do you have any scrapbooking plans?



    Well, we've got some crafting projects to share with you today that we found on 2 Peas in a Bucket and Scrapbook.com.

    The first little project is a tag made by MicheleD in Utah.  She used one of our older Fall collections, "Apple Cider" (from last year). Isn't that little fox so cute?
    Great job Michele!


    We also came across this darling frame created by Ann Corbiere-scott. She used our summer collection, "Makin' Waves". We loved the added buttons on the patterned paper and that photo is just perfect! What a great way to remember those special days at the beach!


    Thanks for using our products! We love seeing what you create.
    So please keep posting your stuff.
    You may just be the lucky one that we spy and feature you on our i-Spy.

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    Have you heard about our Warehouse Sale?? 
    It's HUGE!!!


    There's hundreds of scrapbooking supplies to choose from, Gimme Clips, Kaboo Bags - everything is marked down to sell! Up to 80% off!

    Friday, October 5, 2012, 10:00am - 8:00 pm
    Saturday, October 6, 2012, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


    Here's an example of one of the sales that's going on this weekend.


    Bring a friend & stop by!
    You'll be happy you came.


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    Have a super weekend.

    We want to wish our friends up north (in Canada) a very Happy Thanksgiving!
    Enjoy that turkey and pumpkin pie!!

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    Let's Clicut with Diana!

    So have you been wondering what to do with our Clicut Retractable Pen Knife? Have you seen the projects on our blog these last 2 days? If not, we want to encourage you to check them out!  Throughout this entire month our Design Team gals will be showing you all the great things that you can do with this tool.

    We are back with another great project from designer, Diana Fisher.

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    I used the Clicut tool to create the Lego blocks on this layout. 



    I needed to make sure that I was able to line up the dots and measure the block before I assembled it. 



    The Clicut, cutting mat and acrylic ruler came in handy in being able to measure these blocks accurately.




    SUPPLIES: Imaginisce Clicut, self-healing mat, ruler; Imaginisce Sole Sisters and Makin' Waves pattern paper; card stock, yellow mist, foam pop dots adhesive, Cameo (to cut the circles and lettering).

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    Let's Clicut with Adora!


    As we mentioned yesterday the projects that our Design Team members will be sharing on our blog this month have been created using the Clicut.  This handy little retractable knife works so great with the  8x8 and/or 14x14 cutting mats 


    Today we have Adora Concepcion sharing a fabulous project idea with us. Let's take a look at what she created.

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    Hello and happy “fall” everyone! Can you believe, it’s upon us once again, Yay! I am so ready for it.  There's so much to love about fall. One of them is the beautiful colors of the changing leaves, my favorite season for sure,  there is something enchanting about it J. Truly makes me smile! So, what do you love about fall???

    Today, I am excited to share with you this project/layout I created. Featuring this month is the
    Imaginisce Clicut tool. If you do a lot of fussy cutting and wanted a precision cut, this tool is what you need to have. Very helpful and functional.



    1.  I used a large letter sticker as a guide to make my own stencil; cut out each letter for the outline and attached them onto the paper as shown.

    2. With the sharp Imaginisce Clicut tool and a steady hand, (which I don’t have J) cut out the letters over a self-healing mat (like the 14x14 Imaginisce mat. :))  The acrylic ruler will be helpful for those straight angles to make a clean cut.



    3  Now, I have two words/titles to use on my projects.

    4. I cut my pictures to put under the letters as shown which will be the focal point of my layout.


    Supplies used: Imaginisce Monster Mash Collection: Pick of the Patch, Spooky Alley and Fall Medley Paper, Ghoulish Delights Die Cuts and Magic Word Sticker Stackers. Imaginisce Clicut tool and Self Healing Mat.
    Other Supplies: Making Memories Huge Letter Stickers.


    Thank you so much for stopping by and tune in for more Clicut inspiration tomorrow.

    Adora

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    Let's Clicut with Rhonda!!

    Throughout the month of October our Design Team will be featuring projects that they have created using the Clicut Retractable Pen Knife.  This little tool is absolutely perfect for your crafting project. There is no lid needed because it has a retractable blade, comes in this fabulous pink color and you get 2 replacement blades!


    Today we have designer, Rhonda Van Ginkel sharing her talents with us.

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    Greetings from Rhonda!

    I'm excited to host the blog today and celebrate one of our newest tools with you!  I know that you're going to love the Clicut as much as we all do!!!  For my project today I used my Clicut along with our 14x14 iMat and the CutRight Acrylic Ruler.


    I was inspired by the last challenge that we had to create a shaped project. My project idea was to create a large hexagon shape as the base for a Halloween sign for our front door or a layout. 




    I'll show you how I created the initial step easily with card stock and then some Monster Mash paper.

    Step 1:  Mark a 12x12 piece of card stock with a pencil at 6" on two opposite sides. 
    Step 2:  Mark the remaining sides 3" in from each edge.  You'll have a total of 6 markings.

    Step 3:  Using your CutRight Acrylic Ruler, line up the center marking with the first 3" pencil mark on the adjacent side and trim with the Clicut and the iMat under your project.

    Step 4:  Continue trimming the remaining 5 cuts.
    Step 5:  You are left with a hexagon shape.

    I used this method to cut my second layer of the black pattern paper as well.  I started with a 10x10 piece of paper, marked at 5" on two opposite sides, then 2.5" on the remaining sides.  I used the "B" side of my paper for the bottom part of my sign layer.  The rest of the design came together effortlessly as the die cut and sticker elements in this line are so cute!  

    Problem Solver:  The door I wanted to hang the sign on in our home is metal.  
    Solution:  I created some Magnets using our magnet daddies and the iTop 2.0 to attach the sign to the door without having to use a door hanger.  Quick and easy!

    Using the Clicut is comfortable, it fits nicely in your hand.  I also love how you are able to safely retract the blade and put it back in a safe position.  It's going to be one of your favorite new go-to tools for all of your crafting adventures!

    Ingredients:  Clicut, imat 14x14, CutRight Acrylic Ruler, Monster Mash papers, Die Cuts and Canvas Stickers, iTop 2.0, 28mm (2) and 22mm (1) Magnet Daddies, iTop 28mm and 22mm punches, Pogo and Foam Tape by Imaginisce, card stock by Core'dinations, ink by Ranger.  Other:  Sewing Machine and Thread.

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    Monthly Challenge & September's Winner

    Hopefully everyone has settled into the school routine and things are getting into a good groove.  I must admit that I cannot believe how quickly the time just goes by.  

    We really enjoyed looking at all the beautiful September submissions for the monthly challenge. You have all created such wonderful projects. 


    We did have to pick only one winner though and that lucky person is ....


    and here's a look at her winning layout!!

    Congratulations Shannon!!

    To claim your prize:
    Please email us at info@imaginisce.com with your mailing info no later than Fri., October 5th, 2012 and put "September Monthly Challenge" in the heading.

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    Now let's take a look at our new challenge.


    OCTOBER MONTHY CHALLENGE

    This month is fun!!
    Who doesn't love all the colors of the fall season?


    This month we want you to create:
    • a layout or card using the color combo (pictured above) as your inspiration
    • you must use at least 75% Imaginisce product
    • Deadline: submissions are due October 25th, 2012

    PRIZE:
    An Imaginisce collection of your choice.

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    Let's take a look at what some of our Design Team members have created for this challenge.




     The non-traditional Halloween colors found in the Monster Mash Collection make it easy to transition into projects for Fall or Thanksgiving.
    I love that there are plain pumpkins within the collection that also allows you to create fun things for Fall!  Adding texture, such as burlap twine and felt ric-rac, helps to lend that cozy fall-ish fell.




    Supplies:Monster Mash: Enchantments 12x12 Paper; Tricks & Treats 12x12 Paper;
    Haunted Forest 12x12 Paper; Magic Words 5 x 12 Sticker Stacker and Chipboard Treats 5 x 12 Chipboard Sticker




    I love this color combination and the best part is that the papers included in the new Monster Mash collection have a lot of them in them! I decided to create a little basket to hold an apple. I thought these would make a nice favor to have at each person's place at Thanksgiving. 

    The apples I put in the photo are actually from a recent apple-picking adventure. (That little one is the only one the rugrat would pick!)







    Supplies: Patterned Paper: Monster Mash collection (Imaginisce); Sticker: Boo-ti-ful Friends Sticker Stacker (Imaginisce); Digital Cut File: Basket (Silhouette)




    To use all the colors from the challenge, I found a bunch of "B" sides of Imaginisce patterned papers that went along with the color scheme. In order to get each color represented I wanted to use a strip of each. I then decided to build a layer "cake" by stacking layers of varying sizes and rounding the upper corners. A die cut, stacked journaling sticker and fabric sticker and some May Arts ribbon were the "Icing" on the cake!











    Supplies: Imaginisce patterned papers, Hello Cupcake Die Cut, stacked journaling sticker and Fabric sticker, May Arts trim



    This month color challenge inspire me to create this "fall" themed layout.  It was really quick. simple and fun!
    The Monster Mash collection was the perfect fit this photo of my son.


    Supplies: Imaginisce Monster Mash Collection; Haunted Forest, Pick of the Patch & Enchantments Papers,  Ghoulish Delights die cuts and Magic Word Sticker Stacker.




    When I saw the color and photo prompt, it felt very fall-like to me in a non-traditional way. I love pears for fall. They often get pushed to the side by the apple, but I love using pears for an unexpected twist on fall. This card would be a perfect fall smile for a friend.


    SUPPLIES: Imaginisce Happy Harvest pattern paper, card stock, white gel pen, Cameo and silhouette store die cut (pear)



    The colors were perfect for a fall layout, and matched very well with the "Monster Mash" line. My son absolutely adored the pumpkin patch and hayrides last year, so I wanted to scrap that memory. Luckily, the Monster Mash line is full of pumkins and fall colors, so it's perfect for these types of layouts.


    Supplies: Paper, Layered Stickers, Chipboard Stickers: Imaginisce (Monster Mash), Tool: I-Top, Brad Daddies, Vine Flourish: Flourish With A Bling, Stapler: Tim Holtz, Lace: American Crafts, Foam Letters: American Crafts, Sticker Letters: My Little Shoebox, Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts, Flowers: Prima Marketing, IAmRoses.com, Fall Leaves: Prima Marketing, Marker: SHarpie: Chalk Ink: Tsukineko. 

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    We would absolutely love to see what you can create for this challenge.
    Remember to post your submission here at the bottom of this post.

    Submissions are due no later than October 25th, 2012.




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    Design Team Challenge - Day 5

    It's the final day of our Design Team challenge and we hope that you have been inspired & challenge to step out of your traditional ways of thinking & creating.  
    Try something new. Be brave. You can do it!

    We've got a few more designers that are going to share some projects with us today so let's take a look at what they created for this challenge.

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    Rhonda Van Ginkel

    I was so inspired by this challenge, I just love shaped cards!  I found this cute design in the Silhouette store and knew I wanted to make some of these little bird cards!
    There are a few friends of mine who are expecting right now so I thought how cute it would be to create a baby card!  I started with the Makin' Waves collection and used the blue chevron pattern paper as my base.  I added a smidge of orange in the wing and my favorite tear shaped gems for accent.  A bit of baker's twine for hair was my finishing touch. 
    After I created him, I figured he needed a friend so I created the pink girl themed card next.  : )





    I thought these also work nicely for the holidays, so I created a few more using our Christmas Cheer collection.  A bit of orange is layered into their wings.   

    Blue and Pink Bird Ingredients:  Makin' Waves papers, i-rock, Glam Rocks in Black, Silver Tears, Hearts and Hot Rocks Compact - Rhinestuds and Glitter by Imaginisce, Twine by The Twinery, White and Black Cardstock by AC and Silhouette. 
    Christmas Bird Ingredients:  Christmas Cheer and Makin' Waves collections, i-rock, Glam Rocks in Red, Hot Rocks Compact - Glitter, Rhinestuds and Crystals by Imaginisce, Snowflake and Frond punches by Martha Stewart, Silhouette, Martha Stewart Twine, White and Black Cardstock by AC and Silhouette.



    Regina Mangum

    I love shaped cards! For my challenge project, I wanted to make a fun little card for my little guy's upcoming birthday. He is a HUGE fan of cupcakes and so I combined patterned papers from the Hello Cupcake and Makin' Waves collections. There was orange in the paper and I added some cardstock to match. And, for the "cherry on top," I used the i-Top and a medium Brad Daddy to make a coordinating topper!




    Supply list:
    Patterned Paper: Let's Party, Wish Big from Hello, Cupcake collection; Makin' Waves collection (Imaginisce); Accents: Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up!) Good Times Sticker Stacker, Brad Daddy (Imaginisce); Tool: i-Top (Imaginisce)


    Cari Locken

    Stepping out of my normal card size isn't always easy for me but I love using my Cricut Expression to make shaped cards and layouts. So I used the Wild Card 2 cartridge to create this cute little owl shaped card.  It's approx. 6 1/2" x 5" in size.

     I used several different patterned papers, embossed the orange one to give some texture. I did the same thing on the 'branch' of the card using a woodgrain embossing folder.  The cartridge had a cut-out shape for the eyes but I used my i-Top tool and smallest sized brad daddies to make the eyes for my owl.


    I had no sentiment or words on the front of the card so I typed out a phrase/sentiment onto white cardstock, punched it out and adhered it to the inside of the card.


    Supplies used: Imaginisce (patterned papers from Makin' Waves and Monster Mash, i-Top tool, 16mm brad daddies), Embossing folders, Cricut Expression 2, Wild Card 2 cartridge, The Twinery (twine), Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink pad

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    Join us again next week as we start off the week announcing our Monthly Challenge winner and present a new monthly challenge that you're sure to love!
    Have a super weekend!

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