Tuesday, 19 January 2010

3D Valentine

January 19, 2010

Today, I just want to share with you another project that I made with the 3D Shadow Box frame. This time I am using the Portrait version of this die cut. These dies will be available soon thru AccuCut or you will be able to order pre-cut ones through Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Collection.

For this project I used images from the Altered Fairies Scraps and Stickers from the Valentine Love Heartwarming Vintage Stickers.

These dies are so fun to play with. The possibilities are endless. I would encourage you to give them a try. You will not regret.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

New 3D Shadow Boxes and Altered Fairy Scraps for CHA

January 14, 2010

Wow, I can't believe that this is my first blog post for the year. What better way to start it with a Crafty Secrets DT Blog hop CHA reveal.

So the secret is now out.

Our very talented DT leader Vicki Chrisman came up with this fantastic idea. So Crafty Secrets in partnership with AccuCut helped make this idea become a reality. Vicki's idea was 2 kinds of 3D Shadow Box Cards, which is available in a Portrait or Landscape style. And what better time to release these fantastic dies - of course in the upcoming CHA Show! Now each of these dies is designed to work great with the new Altered Fairy Scraps from Crafty Secrets. So today, our Design Team is all geared up to showcase to all of you these versatile and creative 3D Shadow Boxes!

My project for this reveal is a Photo Shadow Box. I used the Landscape style die and paper from the Classic Paper Designs of Heartwarming Vintage Collection. I assembled the various pieces and used an adorable picture of my mom taken when she was just 2 months old. Used some half pearls all around the inside frame . Edges of the die cut pieces were distressed with Vintage Photo Distressing Ink. All the printed images that I used for this project are from the Altered Fairy Scraps and stamps came from the Baby Girl Clear Art stamp set.

Each 3D die (Portrait or Landscape) has a center shadow box style 'stage' to showcase a multitude of creative themes and styles. Some of the projects you can create with them are photo keepsakes, 3D cards, shaker boxes, altered art and dioramas. Both these dies will be available from AccuCut and discouted 25% off, for orders that are placed at the CHA Show. Crafty Secrets will also be selling Kits, with or without the Fairy Scraps included.

If you would like to die cut your own paper, you can always ask your favorite store to order these dies. Many stores will let you use their dies, you simply just have to buy the paper that you want use from them. AccuCut sells to a vcariety of retail stores, teachers, kit clubs and consumers.These dies will be available for purchase online in February.

* 3D Shadow Box Portrait Die #VC101SJ $165.00 (25% off at CHA Show)
* 3D Shadow Box Landscape Die #VC102CD $165.00 (25% off at CHA Show)

To see more sample from the rest of the Design Team, simply click on their names and it will bring you to their respective blogs ...

Vicki Chrisman Team Leader

Pam Hooten

Heidi Blankenship

Michele Kovack

Michelle Van Etten

Melissa Phillips

Don't forget to also visit the Heartwarming Vintage Blog for other samples and more information of things to come.