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Gemini Go Door Crasher Price!

Ok Canada, you wanted a sale on Crafter’s Companion Gemini Machines, you’ve got it!

The *BRAND NEW* Gemini Go by Crafter’s Companion is on a limited sale from $168.70 on sale for $143.48 (plus tax).

Follow the link HERE for the Gemini Go and ALL the accessories, including the booster cable which allows your machine to run off a battery pack! (must buy separately specs: 12v, 1.5a, 10000mAH)

Supplies are limited, and the sale is only running until October 24th, 2018!

 

About The Gemini GO: 

The Gemini Go is the perfect product for starting out in the world of electronic die cutting, or for those whose crafting space may be limited. Perfect for taking along to craft classes or weekends, this compact and portable machine does not compromise on power and performance, giving you perfect results even with the most intricate dies!

This space-saving machine is faster, lighter and quieter than other die-cutting machines and has a sleek, low-profile design. It has been designed for intricate dies as well as for cutting heavyweight cardstock, vinyl, foil and so much more (depending on the dies used).  Gemini Junior also enables edge-to-edge cutting and also has the facility to pause, resume and reverse the plates within the machine. It’s platform size is 3″ x 6″ and is compatible with most thin metal dies and embossing folders.

Each Gemini Go Machine includes:

  • Gemini Machine
  • Clear Cutting Platform X 2
  • Metal Cutting Platform
  • Magnetic Shim
  • Plastic Shim
  • Rubber Embossing Mat
  • User Guide
  • Power Cord*
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Bunnies aren’t just for Easter!

So, I’m totally not a plan ahead card maker…I know what stamp I want to use and it just goes from there.  So I knew I wanted to use the Bunny Friends Stamp by Penny Black, but that is all I knew, but, I love how this one turned out!

  1. First I Stamped the Image using Catherine Pooler Midnight Black Ink, and then coloured using Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers.
  2. I trimmed the card down to make even edge widths on the side and a decent amount left blank at the top.
  3. Who has the We R Memory Keepers Laser Square?! It is totally one of my favorite tools as my eyes never seem to see a straight line! So, I took the My Favorite Things Die-Namics Big Birthday die, lined it up, stuck it down with a little washi tape and ran it through my Gemini Junior.
  4. Once this is done, I cut a piece of acetate to size and adhered to the back of the cut out letters using my Nuvo Medium Glue Pen (let it sit for a few seconds to become nice and tacky before you stick down the acetate.
  5. Make a border around the back side of the letters with foam tape, and fill the enclosed are with sequins, cover over with a second piece of acetate (or white card).
  6. Using tape runner at the top and a few pieces of foam tape at the bottom stick the card front down onto a slightly larger piece of white cardstock, voila…Happy Birthday Bunnies!!

Hope you have enjoyed! Supply List Below:

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Adding Dimension to Your Card – featuring Craftin’ Desert Divas

Hello Everyone! It’s Colleen Tyler from Maple Syrup Designs here another blog post for Craftin’ Desert Divas!

Today I will be showing you how to add some dimension to your cards.  There are many ways that you can add dimension to your cards, so I have chosen a few techniques that I use often to highlight as I walk you through the steps of this card.

  1. Stamp your image and colour using your preferred medium, for this card I have chosen to use Craftin’ Desert Diva’s Sparkle Stamp Set, stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured using Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers with the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen.
    2. Cut out a cloud template along the edge of a scrap piece of card.  Using your mini blending tool and Distress Ink in Broken China Blend over the template edge onto the card, continue this process as you move the template all the way down the card. This adds a background layer of dimension to your card by adding depth. Stamp your sentiment in the bottom left of the card (leave enough room around the edge for a border).

3. Use a glue Pen and trace along the edges of the clouds, sprinkle on some Frosting Powder and heat set.  When heat set the frosting powder raises up and becomes white and frosting looking adding texture and sparkle to the card.

4. Use the Inside Scalloped Square die to cut out a frame, add foam squares onto the back of the frame and adhere to the cloud base of the card.

5)  Cut out the Unicorn and add a mini wobble Spring to the back.  Both step 4 and 5 are quick and easy ways to add simple dimension to your card, and who doesn’t like the added fun of a wobble spring to a card?!

6.  For the Final step of Dimension I have added some Nuvo Drops in “Morning Dew” dotted around the card.  I hope you have enjoyed and look forward to seeing what you make!

 

 

Sparkle Stamp Set – CDD

Inside Scalloped Square Dies – CDD

Nuvo Drops – Morning Dew

Spectrum Noir Markers

Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen

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Autumn Colours!

I have been waiting for this gorgeous Stamping Bella “Lyla Loves Leaves” Stamp Set to arrive, knowing it would be super fun to make lots of cards with.

For this card I die cut a circle, stamped Lyla in Memneto Black Tuxedo Ink, stamped the image again on to masking paper, cut it out and then stuck it over the original image so that it was protected while I applied the background.

The Distress Oxides that I chose were Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, and Spiced Marmalade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I coloured the Image using Spectrum Noir Markers.

I chose a piece of wood effect paper for the background and adhered the circle to the wood paper and affixed all of this to a card blank with a matting of gold glitter cardstock

For the leaves that are decorating the  card I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens to make a nice autumn background and used the Autumn morning Scattered Leaves Die Set and created a lovely leaf pile.

I chose to add a Thanks sentiment but you could choose any sentiment.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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Shine Bright

I just had to make a card to show you how AMAZING these Create-A-Card dies are by Crafter’s Companion…

This particular Die set is called “Shine Bright” and depending on what paper you use can be versatile and not just for Christmas.

I have the range of these Dies currently on SALE, so make sure to add them to your card and make some beautiful stand out cards this year! 😊

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Another Glamour sneak peak!

 

Here is another photo of the Glamour Collection from Crafter’s a Companion coming to HSN on July 11, 2017!

 

– Glamour Luxury Glitter Card – Black
– Glamour Luxury Mirror Card – Matt Pink
– Glamour Decorative Metal Die – Flourishing Frame
– Glamour Decorative Metal Die – Flourishing Corner
– Glamour Decorative Metal Die – Fabulous
– Glamour Decorative Metal Die – Dressed to Impress
-Easel Card Blank

Make sure you tune in!

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Sneak Peek!!!

Coming up on July 11, 2017 Crafter’s Companion will be on HSN with LOTS of amazing new products and some returning favorites!

There is an amazing Signature Collection by Sara Davies called “Glamour”….the line is fantastic and I have been sent some to create with.  I’ve made tw cards so far using the following dies from the collection:

  • Dressed to Impress
  • Fabulous sentiment die
  • Charismatic Clutch
  • Sassy Shoe
  • Flourishing Frame

I have also used the Hot Pink Organza Ribbon and Adhesive Pearls that all belong to this range.

The quality of these products is top-notch! The dies cut and embossed beautifully and even thought they are very intricate they are easy to remove from the die once cut.

I am 100% in love with this range and will be creating lots more projects between now and July 11 so make sure to check back.  For now I leave you with a couple of cards!