Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Welcome Spring cards

Why not welcome this fresh new season with some 'spring/easter' themed cards like these beautiful creations by Monique Liedtke.

Hi Imaginisce friends! Today I've got a couple of Easter cards to share. I have to confess that normally I don't send out Easter cards, but this year will be different. With both my daughter and my father and his wife abroad during Easter, I thought it was high time to start sending out Easter cards!

So here they are: 

I thought I would send the yellow card to my father and his wife: 

And the pink one to my daughter:

For both cards I used Imaginisce's Welcome Spring collection. I adore the soft colors in this collection as well as the cute die-cuts. The cards measure approx. 6" x 4". I chose a few sheets of patterned paper from my 6x6 patterned paper pad, trimmed them to the right size and layered these on top of a folded piece of American Crafts cardstock from their Spring collection. Next came a piece of embossed white cardstock, a doily and either a journaling card and a few die-cuts for the yellow card or just a few die-cuts for the pink card. For the finishing touch I used the I-Rock tool to add a few jewels. 

This I-Rock tool is one of my favorite tools of Imaginisce. It's cordless and warms super quickly! The jewels have a bit of glue on the bottom and the only thing you have to do is press the warm metal tip of the I-Rock tool on top for a few seconds! 

Imaginisce: patterned paper, die-cuts, sticker stacker (Welcome Spring), Glam Rocks; American Crafts: cardstock, twine. Tools: Imaginisce I-Rock tool, I-Rock Jewel Tray and Lighted Tweezers. 

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! Hope you'll have a crafty week.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Napkin Rings

Decorating for a holiday can be a lot of fun.  Creating a dinner table full of eye catching details is also a treat for your guests.  Check out these napkin rings that designer Suzanna Lee has created! Adorable!!

Easter Napkin Rings with Imaginisce

Hi everyone! Suzanna here today to share with you some adorable napkin rings that I created using two Imaginisce tools; the iRock and iTop. I used THIS cut file that I found from Sweet Afton at the Silhouette store for an rabbit easter basket and modified it.

Once the base of the napkin ring and the patterned paper for the ears were cut using my Silhouette Cameo, I used my iTop and small brad daddies to create the noses for the rabbits. The appropriate circle sizes for each brad top are a cinch when you have the punches that cute out the notched circles for you. Use your CliCut to cut a small slit just about the cheeks to insert the brad and you're ready to move on to the next step and next tool.

Two black hot Rocks applied with the iRock make the perfect eyes for the bunny.

Twine wrapped around the brad and snipped make for the cutest whiskers. Then cut a thin strip of coordinating patterned paper for the bottom of the napkin ring for a little more color to finish things off!

Wrapping things up, I used some American Crafts double sided tape on the inside and wrapped the napkin ring around a liquid adhesive bottle for the perfect tight fight and consistent size from one ring to the next.

I can't wait to see these on the Easter dinner table this year! My daughter pointed out that they would probably make great egg cups too, just the right size! Love that they could be multi-purpose!

Imaginisce - Patterned paper (Welcome Spring, Little Princess, Black Ice), iTop, Small Brad Daddies, iRock, Hot Rock Compact, CliCut
American Crafts - cardstock, double sided adhesive

Friday, March 27, 2015

Easter Morning

We really hope that you've enjoyed seeing all the inspiration from our Design Team using the March Sketch Challenge (designed by Suzanna Lee).

Just a reminder:
The deadline to enter your projects for the Sketch Challenge is quickly coming to an end.
Deadline to get your entries in is this Sunday March 29th, 2015.

We'd love to see your work.
Click HERE for all the details on how to enter and share your work with us!!

'Easter Morning'
With the warmer weather and major snow melting going on, it sure feels like Spring is here. The Imaginisce Welcome Spring collection is one of my favorites and I had to get it out and play with it again. Those bunny die-cuts are just too adorable, perfect for an Easter layout! This one documents our usual Easter breakfast; a hard boiled egg, peeps, and a bite of chocolate bunny. 

The journal cards in the Welcome Spring collection would be perfect for Project Life style scrapbooking, but I like to use them to journal on my layouts. I created a little Spring scene in the bottom corner by adding some grass and flowers around one of the bunny die-cuts. 

Flowers look even more festive with some bling in the middle, don't you think? My i-Rock is one of my favorite tools and is so easy to use to add some sparkle to anything. 

Once again I used Suzanna's sketch from our March challenge. 

You only have a few days left to link up your take on the sketch. Challenge details are here :  

Here is my layout.

Imaginisce : Pattern Papers, Die-Cuts (Welcome Spring), I-Rock, metallic gems, Foam Adhesive
American Crafts: Cardstock, Thickers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Easter Hunting

Check out how design team member, Stephanie uses multiple photos on her layout instead of 2 as shown in the sketch. The possibilities are endless, really.

We love the "spring-y" feel to this layout.

Good morning, everyone! We hope your week has been fantastic!

It's is Stephanie from paperANDi, here, to share you a layout inspired by a sketch created by our talented design team member, Suzanna Lee! 

I started out with the base, adding layers upon layers of assorted patterned papers from the "Welcome Spring" collection. I played around with my photo; added some smaller pieces of patterened papers to create a border like piece to pop up my photos. Adhered everything to my liking and added small embellishments like my custom i-top brads to finish up my layout. 

Hope you enjoyed my take on Suzanna's sketch and put those Imaginisce collections to good use! :) 

Imaginisce: Welcome Spring (patterned papers, die cuts, & journaling tag); i-top brad maker with i-top brads and i-top paper punches; Family Fun (enamel); gems. American Crafts: alphabet thickers.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Easter Treats

Easter is fast approaching and we thought we'd share some layouts revolving around that fun spring theme.  As well, the design team were asked to continue using the March Sketch so they've incorporated that into their projects yet again!

"Easter Treats" layout

I have really been enjoying using the sketch that Suzanna Lee created for us!  First a card and now this layout.  Guiseppa here and for this time around I went with the Easter theme.  My kids are getting older, in fact, the pictures on this layout are a few years old.  They are even older now, but they still enjoy getting their Easter basket.  Come on...who doesn't want chocolate right?! Besides, there is always a little something extra in their baskets besides candy.

So, along with the sketch, I also used one of Imaginisce's awesome tools...THE PETAL ROLLER!  Yep, I remember when this tool first came out.  I don't know why I didn't think of that myself...genius!  Then again, I am not the genius...I leave that to Imaginisce!  So, as you can see, I created this border from a Silhouette Design and rolled the strips up using the Petal Roller.

I also love making rolled flowers.  I always grab my Petal Roller to roll them up.  It makes it so fast and easy to create these little cuties.  Make them as big or as little as you'd like.

I love the dimension it created on my layout.  So fun right?

Have you tried the Petal Roller yet?  If not, your missing out.  In fact, I have four of them!  You know how things get lost in the craft room.  I always want to be able to have one on hand.

So, do you just love this sketch and have you had a chance to play along with us?  If are the details!

Create a project (card, layout, etc) using the sketch below as your inspiration.

THEN ....
1. Post your creation on our Facebook Page OR leave a link here to your project that you posted in an online gallery. (make sure to post your link on THIS page - dated March 2, 2015)
2. You can post on Instagram and TAG us #imaginiscesketchchallenge.

At the end of March we will pick ONE lucky winner to win a Prize Package from Imaginisce!
Deadline to enter your sketch is Sunday, March 29th, 2015., March 29th, 2015

Thanks for stopping in and we can't wait to see what you do!

Imaginisce: Patterned Papers (Welcome Spring and Childhood Memories), Petal Roller
American Crafts: Cardstock, Thickers and Adhesive Foam Dots


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