Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fall In Love with Kiwi Lane…

Howdy Candies, I’m over the moon excited to bring to you a special new line of ‘tools’ that I honestly have no idea how I’ve lived without!  It’s totally rejuvenated my passion & love for paper-crafting in a whole new way and I’m just smitten as I’ve totally Fallen in Love with Kiwi Lane Designs.  So much sooo that I can officially announce that they personally contacted me to ask if I would share a New Design to highlight on their blog for their Technique Spotlight – “Ideas That Inspire”, how Ah-mazing is this!?!  The wonderful thing is that they are looking to share this with others locally here in the Treasure Valley area and would love to feature New Ideas and techniques with their incredible ‘tool’ and process of “Framing”.  What is “Framing”?  Well I’m going to take you on a journey through the process of “Framing” using their DT’s ‘tool’…so without further ado Photos: (To leave a comment, thoughts, suggestions, or feedback - just click the title to this post & scroll to the bottom)

“Framing” Is a simple 4 Step process: (Click the Photo to Open the Kiwi Lane Design Blog Post for a tutorial on another Design I made for their Spotlight Technique using the Cricut Artiste’ Collection)

Kiwi Lane Designs Blog - Technique Spotlight CTMH Artiste Collection

Here I took the “Mini Madison Avenue” DT: 3A, 3B & “Tiny Wildflowers” DT: 3T, 6T for Step 1: Visualize the way I wanted my Colonial white die-cut card base to be both inside and then outside.  Step 2: Cut my NEW “Clementine” paper. Step 1: Visualize & Step 2 Cut

Step 3: Replace the DT’s position and adhered my pieces down with adhesive. 

Step 3: Replace

I also wanted to add some stamping from my NEW “Words of Comfort” C1524 My Acrylix CTMH stamp set to the DT “Tiny Wildflower” 3T mini floral B&T.

Words of Comfort Stamp

Step 4: Cherish, I got to embellish with CTMH accessories to create this lovely FRIEND colonial white die-cut card.  (Apart of the “Clementine” WOTG with bonus project) along with other CTMH New product: Burlap ribbon, Canvas letters, Cottage Assortment Fabric Flowers, Opaque Pearls, with Brown & Tan Sparkles.  (I stamped the little flower flourish randomly on the Canvas Alphabet)

Step 4: Cherish

Outside of “Friend” 3 1/4” x 8” Colonial White Die-Cut Card:

Clementine Friend Front

Inside of “Friend 3 1/4” x 8” Colonial White Die-Cut Card:

Clementine Friend Inside

Supplies Used in the “Clementine” Friend CTMH Colonial White Die-Cut Card:
G1046 “Clementine” WOTG  / Z1738 Colonial White Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes / Z1753 Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment  / Z1336 Peal Opaque Adhesive Gems  / Z1760 Burlap Ribbon  / Z1777 Canvas Alphabet / Distressed in Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad w/ sponge (All pieces). (You can purchase any of the CTMH supplies listed above via my “Shop With Me Badge”)

"Framing” Process: Kiwi Lane Design Templates; “Thoughtful” 3A, 3B “Tiny Brackets” 1T“

Avonlea Framing Process

“Avonlea” Cricut Artiste Collection ‘Dress Form Card’ Photo Tutorial:

Step 1: Visualize Step 2: Cut Step 3: Replace

Step 4: Cherish (Embellish As Desired) 

"Avonlea" Cricut Artiste Dress From Card "Avonlea" Cricut Artiste Dress From Card - Inside

Supplies Used in the Avonlea Cricut Artiste “Sew In Rare Form” Card & Instructions :

G1045 CTMH Avonlea WOTG Card Kit (Cards, Envelopes, Ribbon, Accents Included) 4 ¼” x 5 ½” A2, Kiwi Lane Design Templates: “Thoughtful” 3A, 3B “Tiny Brackets” 1T / Z1790 Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste Collection Cartridge – Dress Form Base & Overlay, Ranger Glossy Accents – Highlight / Z1336 CTMH Bitty Opaque Pearls / Z2111CTMH Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad, Z697 Sponge / Z1783 SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer / Tim Holtz / Tonic Scissors / ATG Tape Glider /Glue Dots & Tobow (You can purchase any of the CTMH Item# Supplies listed above via my “Shop With Me Badge”)

“Framing” (Choose your paper, “Frame with DT’s, Cut Dress form 1st)
Outside Card Front:

1. Focal Point:
Cricut Artiste Dress Form: Base & Overlay cut at 5 ½” Adhere Outline to Base

2. Using Glossy Accents add dimension to the chocolate sections of the Dress Form.
(Set aside to allow time to dry)

3. Card Base Front: 4 ¼” x 5 ½” Diamond B&T paper.

4. Front: Juniper Dots B&T, Reversed & Flipped Opposite DT “Thoughtful” 3A, 3B

5. ½” Cut word B&T overlaying ¾” chocolate cardstock

6. Distress all pieces with Chocolate Exclusive Inks or your preferred Distress Ink.

7. Weave the Dress From into the piece from steps 5 & 6 to the ¾” word band strip. Adhere to the Front.

8. Using Bowdabra & the ¼” “Slate” organdy ribbon create 2 loops for the dress.

9. Randomly place CTMH Bitty Opaque Pearls (Embellish Front as Desired)

Inside of Card:

10. “Thoughtful” 3A, 3B overlay one another opposite the outside of card front.

11. Sentiment: Jet Printed on Colonial White Cardstock using Font – Ugly Qua altering the color with RGB values in word pro 2010. “Juniper” RGB: (R-55 G-141 B-110) “Sew In Rare Form” Framed with DT “Tiny Brackets” 1T then cut & Distressed with chocolate exclusive inks. Placed behind the 3A & 3B strips.

12. Using the Step 3: Replace Adhere pieces to inside of the card.

I have loved their flair & passion for paper and just adore each handmade piece of heARTistry they share.  They are armed with years of experience in the industry coupled with incredible Designers and to top it all off they are having their 3rd Birthday this year August 3rd.  You don’t want to miss all the Festivities going on during their 3rd Birthday Bash!!!  To Join in the FUN on their FB Page.  (Just click the “Framing” image to link-up)  I also wanted to extend a huge Thank You to Susan Budge for reaching out to me on behalf of Kiwi Lane Designs and bringing a new tool into my Candy Studio that has sparked a renewed way of integrating the various mediums I already use in a full-circle blessing. Thanks for Stamping By…

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