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Archive for February 5th, 2018



When I saw the technique challenge on Splitcoast (TLC676) was a fancy fold, the first thing I thought was “it’s gonna be trouble”. I was right. But at least I had resigned myself to that fact going in. And it was really only trouble for a few reasons…

1. I also decided I HAD to give the Gilded Faux Silk another try (first time was horrible). It made the sliding top really stiff & hard to fold.
2. My measurements were a little different so I had to reverse engineer it. Sheesh! Will I never learn?
3. I keep getting sucked into the bottomless pit of hubby’s plumbing reconfigurations. Not only has he acquired every plumbing tool known to man, he also constantly borrows MY crafting tools. Apparently, my tools are better than his tools, lol. And I have to help him reengineer the problem. (He’s NOT a plumber..he’s not even particularly mechanically inclined, lol.)

So..the gilded faux silk turned out better this time, probably because I needed snowflakes & blue & that looks good together. The fold finally cooperated. But then a fourth problem..silver & fancy folds are very HARD to photograph. It is what it is & here it is.

And here’s a look at the inside. I went simple since the front was an engineering feat!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –Blizzard of Thanks, Interlocking Snow, Snow Bg, Med. Filigree Snowflake (inside:Brush Thank You )
Paper: Staples 110# white, lt blue, cobalt blue, metallic silver
Ink: Kaliedacolor blue breeze, Distress ink blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire, Encore ultimate metallic silver, Versamark, Versafine majestic blue 
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, exquisite circles, snowflakes, circles dies, Reverse Confetti squared off tag topper die, ODBD double stitched circle, snowflakes dies, silver embossing powder




Welcome to the North Coast Creations Feb Release! We have some super cute, really fun images for you this month! You can see all the new images & cards made w/ them over on the NCC/ODBD Blog.

My first card was made using the Stay Cool set. I just love the little sunglasses on the popsicle. I added the POP on the star above the greeting because that’s what we’ve always called my dad & I’m saving this one for Father’s Day. My pop is the coolest & that’s a fact! The center pop was stamped in black, colored & fussy cut.  The other 2 were stamped in gray & colored. I added stickles to the center pop & distress stickles to the other 2. I really wanted the Coolest Pop to stand out! The Snowflake paper really adds to the frostiness. 
Here’s the inside & Copic colors.

My next card uses the Olive You set.


Aren’t these little olives cute? They make a really sweet Valentine. I was going for a vintage Valentine look w/ the tag & big heart. Remember those you used to give out in grade school? The olives were stamped onto a sparkle fleck lime green c/s then colored first w/ Copics then overlaid w/ Prismacolor pencils. The narrow borders were colored to match & I added the little scallop edging. 

The 3rd new set is Thanks a Latte. 

For this cutie, I stamped him on a die cut tag then I used the Umbrella dies to make a topper for the tag. After I cut the two patterned papers w/ the bottom of the umbrella, I attached them to the tag & cut the top of the tag again so it would fit the tag shape. The greeting fit perfectly inside the Mini Stitched Heart die, though I did fussy cut the striped layer.

The 4th set is Stuck on You.

Isn’t this Peanut pair cute? I wanted a big heart cutout behind them so I put the circle w/ them off to the side & cut the left edge even w/ the top layer. This is another set that makes a wonderful, vintage feeling Valentine card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: North Coast Creations – Stay Cool, Olive You, Thanks a Latte, Stuck on You
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-Press It white, lime sparkle, red, dp (ODBD- Snowflake Season, Shabby Pastels)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, gray flannel, love letter 
Accessories:  NCC Thinking of You dieODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles, Pierced Rectangles, Rectangles,  Double Stitched Stars, Alphabet, Mini Stitched Hearts, Ornate Hearts, Bitty Borders, Tag Trio, Umbrellas dies, Copic markers, Misti, Prismacolor pencils, baker’s twine, sequins, stickles, hearts embossing folder (Cuttlebug Love Language combo)