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Getting Fab with Foil BLOG HOP

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Thanks for stopping by to check out our ‘Getting Fab with Foil’ Blog Hop!  I’m so glad you came to check out our projects, each of which will feature Shiny Transfer Foil by Ranger!  I know I’m looking forward to see what everyone did with this fabulous product!  I had fun, but look forward to experimenting more with it and the ladies are sure to bring inspiration!  The fun bonus on this hop is that each blog along the way will be giving away a package of foil!  So be sure to leave comments here and at each stop… we’ll be back next Saturday to announce the winners (who will have two weeks to contact the store to claim their prize).  The full list of creative ladies in todays hop is near the end of this post- for now, check out the cards I made…

First is my little ballerina card 🙂  I actually started with a large (size 8) manila tag, embossed with a doily pattern by Sizzix/Tim Holtz.  I inked up the tag with assorted shades of red/coral Distress Ink, leaving some spots lighter than others for dimension.  I then embossed a sentiment (Mama Elephant) on a strip of ivory card stock and figured out my placement with the paper doll (Tim Holtz) I selected.  I used a fine tip Sakura Quickie Glue pen to trace some of the design on my background, then placed the foil over it and rubbed over it (I used an old gift card as my tool).  I repeated this in several spots on the tag, experimenting with dry time to see what gave me the best results.  I was looking to get a sort of rough look to it, not a solid foil design, and for the most part that’s what I got.  These foils will work with a variety of tapes and glues, and since this glue pen is a combo temporary/permanent glue it really made a difference how long I waited to apply the foil!

I added a little bit of foil accent to the paper doll as well.  I had to wait a long time for the glue to dry on this surface – and some of the flaky bits you see are simply because there was some adhesive stuck to the foil (instead of the foil sticking to the adhesive).  It’s kinda fun though 🙂  As you can see, I finished it off by adhering my tag to a card and trimming off the tag top. A bit of thin lace from my stash and foam adhesive to place my doll finished off the card quite nicely.  I really like the look of the red foil on the red background.  You could almost say it was subtle if it wasn’t flashy. lol

My second card uses the same elements, but this time I used a black tag that had only been embossed, not inked.  The foil is much more visible on this card, with all it’s imperfections… it gives a tattered lace feel that I love for this one as a wedding, anniversary or Valentine’s Day card.

Again, I added a bit of foil to the paper doll… I kept the pieces very abstract as I didn’t want it to overwhelm the image.

It’s hard to photograph, but it really is shiny 🙂

Here’s my two cards together:

Now… have fun checking out the rest of the ‘Getting Fab with Foil’ projects!  And don’t forget to leave comments for a chance to win some foil of your own!


Materials Used:

Ranger Shiny Transfer Foil- Basics

Ranger Shiny Transfer Foil- Holiday

Sakura Quickie Glue Pen

Tim Holtz Embossing Folder

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls

Distress Ink (assorted shades of red & coral)

Lace Trim from my stash

Everyday Sentiments by Mama Elephant

Grey card stock

Manila Tags- black & manila


Bright Lights Blog Hop Winners

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Thanks for all your sweet comments on our blog hop!  The following people were randomly selected to win a LawnFawn prize… please contact us to claim it!

  • Carla Hundley
  • Melanie Ann MacKenzie
  • Deanna Fillmore-Turcotte
  • Bunny Dobbie
  • Nancy Elrick
  • Marilyn
  • Lois Beischer

Congrats to each of you!  Please send an email to (or contact us via this form) to get your prize!


Bright Lights Blog Hop

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Welcome to our Bright Lights Blog Hop!  Today the team is excited to be sharing with you some projects featuring the string of lights die by Lawn Fawn!  Be sure to leave comments at each stop along the way… there are chances to WIN prizes, this time they’ll be from the next Lawn Fawn release on Dec. 14!  You’ve got until Friday, Dec. 15 to comment, winners will be announced next Saturday 🙂

This die set is a lot of fun and comes with a bunch of pieces, including two layers each for three different sizes of light bulbs!  I decided to use all of them on my card and cut them from a pearly white card stock.  The set also includes two different styles of toppers for the bulbs, I saved myself a step die cutting by trimming the ‘hanger’ part off of half of them.

I love the curly ‘string’ that’s part of this die set and did an inset die cut, cutting it from both of my background papers and piecing it between the two for a smooth background.  Adhering Be Creative Tape on the back of my papers before die cutting helped make it seamless!  I used the ‘merry’ word from the new Tim Holtz ‘Merry Christmas’ die, and cut ‘& bright’ out from Tim Holtz’s 1″ Alphanumeric Die Set.

My white snowflake background is the same as you saw here.  It’s hard to capture the shimmer, but here’s a couple more shots, in natural light and with a flash 🙂

I added the blue glitter string to the inside and a sentiment stamped in the corner to finish my card… hope you like it!

I think you’ll really be inspired by the different things everyone has created today!  Have fun along the hop 🙂  If you get lost along the way just check back here to find your next stop!

Have FUN on our Bright Lights Blog Hop!  And have fun shopping too…

Inky hugs,



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