Monday, March 31, 2014

Scissors and the City Make n' Take Part 2

Happy Monday My Blogger Friends!
Today I have the other two make n' takes we made at the March Scissors and the City Retreat.  Check out this super fun tag......
We started with a red tag and then used a stars template over the top of it.
We used a white dabble ink to color in the stencil and when we move it......
Instant white stars on our red tag.
We then added glue all over our star and then dipped it into glitter.......We were able to create the most amazing and glittery star!
The last step we took was to dye our white seam binding BLUE.....and all we needed to do was scrunch it up into a ball and let it dry.  Then we unwrapped it and we had the most amazing a beautiful vintage blue seam binding.  SUPER FUN!
And my last make n' take share is this embossed card.
We started out by stamping our flower image to the center of our yellow cardstock.  We then put our stamped image into an embossing folder and added an oval shim over the top of our embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot.
When we remove the yellow cardstock from the folder we were left with the center stamped portion of our card with NO EMBOSSING.........and the rest of the yellow cardstock was embossed.  It was like MAGIC!
THANK YOU Sandy for sharing this SUPER AMAZING technique with us!  This was one BEAUTIFUL card!

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share with you the gifts I received from my Scissors and City GalPals ......Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!


  1. I'm not sure how you did the yellow card leaving the embossing off of the oval area. you mentioned using an oval shim....but I'm still not understanding! :-D anyway, it's a beautiful look and I love it!

  2. Penny, You can create a shim by layering MANY layers of cardboard together and then diecutting an oval (or any shape) out to create the shim. The more layers you keep adding will create a deeper shim. Then all you need to do is lay that oval shim over your embossing folder (after you have your paper in the folder) and run it through your Big Shot. The shim helps the pressure of the Big Shot wheel hit and emboss all the areas within the folder but NOT the oval area. Hope this helps.

  3. The stars look amazing on red card stock. Lovin' the flowers . . . so hip and modern

  4. Your stars are awesome. I just got some stencils at our craft store garage sale. I need to try them out yet! I'm thinking it will be soon after seeing your stars and how neat they turned out. The seam binding turned out awesome too!
    Awesome technique. I have tried this some time ago and it is just amazing! We used a good sized heart and a square. The opportunities are endless here.
    Those flowers ROCK. I love how you popped them up and the ribbon is the perfect addition.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  5. Too funny! I think I'm too tired out! The anonymous is me! =)