Monday, October 13, 2014

Make It Monday video tutorial: Dipped Die Cuts...

On this fine Monday, I have a new video tutorial for you on how make these "dipped die cuts"!

Aren't they pretty? Gold-dipped, perfect to set at a fall table place setting to let someone know you are thankful for them. Or create a packet of a variety of tags like I did here, slide them into this sleeve and give as a gift.

Watch the video HERE.
For your dipped die cuts, you don't have to use gold. Or leaves. Be creative and see what you can come up with! You can dip your die cut shapes in other colors of embossing powder, or you can use paints, watercolors, maybe even dip them in sprinkles? Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thankful Gold Dipped Die Cuts sleeve and tags:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Basket of Blessings stamps
INK: Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile, Canyon Clay, Fresh Snow, Versamark inks
PAPER: White and Classic Kraft cardstock, Autumn Abundance patterned paper, Gold self adhesive paper from Luxe Letterpress kit
DIES: Leaf Prints dies, Basic Bookmark 3 die, Phrase Play #7 die
OTHER: Gold embossing powder - Papertrey Ink, 
Vintage Cream and Canyon Clay buttons - Papertrey Ink,
 floss and vellum - craft supply, 
seam binding - Hug Snug by Zipperstop,
machine stitching.

In other news, I've been nominated by a few friends for the "Blog Tour" that you might have seen going around lately, and I've been a bad blogger. I'm here to catch up! Nominated by three of my scrappy friends whom I admire so much:  Wida Miller, Brenda Weaver and Anna-Maria Wolniak!

1. What am I working on right now? 

Whatever my assignments are at the moment! I rarely get to scrap just for no reason lately. I usually have 12-14 projects due for Papertrey Ink on the 15th of every month. I'm also on their Monthly Moments team and the Make It Market team, so I make 3 items each monthly for those as well. I just joined Gossamer Blue kit club recently and make a few things for their kit each month now...and I am a social media girl for Fancy Pants! So I'll post a few things with FP products to help spread the word for FP. I know, it all keeps me very busy, but I'm not sure what I'd do otherwise with myself! One more thing, I have something in the works coming soon....let's just say I will be filmed by a production studio in November, and you will all get to watch me create. ALL of me. Yikes! I'm nervous, but it should be really fun and will stretch me out of my comfort zone! :) And the best part is that it's here in Denver. I get to have my makeup and hair done before filming and will be working with a super fun group of people! It's already been such an awesome experience!

2. How long does it take me to create a project?

I am painfully slow. Painfully. Sometimes I'll have an idea of what I want it to look like, but not always. I have lots of ideas, but have a hard time executing them! Wish I could be faster. On a good day, I can make 2 - 3 cards at the MOST! Mainly I would say it's because I'm very indecisive. Will people like this? Is it me? So many decisions, ya know?

3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment? 

Dies of course, vellum and embossing. Since being on the Papertrey Ink team for almost 4 years, I'm so used to using stamps now that it's hard to create without stamps too! Ooh, and right now I'm currently addicted to gold. My husband says I love shiny things. :)

4. How does my writing/creating process work?

Hmm. That's a hard one to explain. Usually, I lay out all of the items I'm supposed to work with and choose my favorite pieces from that. Then I just start moving them around to see if any ideas are sparked. If not, I'll browse Pinterest for ideas and my saved files. But usually the products dictate what they want me to do with them based on their size, shape, pattern and color.

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?

Try new things. That's definitely the key! It's just fun. Keep it fun and don't put too much pressure on yourself. Do what YOU like. Inspiration is everywhere, and although I need breaks here and there, I'm always excited to get back into creating when I'm not able to. I think it's more of a passion for me. 

6. What is my signature style? 

I love a look that is clean and elegant, yet layered....layered groupings, yet leaving a little bit of white space open on my work too to give the eye a place to rest. I love florals and feminine fonts. When making something, I keep asking myself, "would I really like to be the one who receives this?" If yes, then I'll feel proud to give it away. Ha. Well, that wraps up my blog tour, hope you enjoyed reading more about me. xo



June K said...

Really pretty MIM today. Gosh, looking forward to seeing you live. Getting hair and makeup done for the shoot. Wow! Sounds like fun.

Debby said...

I think this is my favorite Make it Monday of all time! It's so perfect for some loved ones in my life and I plan to make some to give to them. Looking forward to your new adventure.

Unknown said...

So super excited for your upcoming secret project! Can't wait to see what it is :)

lainey said...

These are beautiful! I just ordered the Leaf Prints and Autumn paper to make these. Thanks for a great idea!

Melonie said...

Fantastic! I am not usually a fan of gold but you have made me "need" some gold in my life....or at least in my autumn d├ęcor.

Georgia Milton said...

Oh these are so beautiful! Very inspiring post.

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Trish said...

The gold dipped leaves are just gorgeous, wonderful used with the gold thankful sentiment- love your work!

Nancy Guse said...

Your Make it Monday video is wonderful, I couldn't wait to get back into crafting. Elegantly beautiful!

MarieL said...

Thank you, Danielle for this MIM video. I was thinking what to use for some Autumn Birthday cards. I was blown away by your tags and knew that was it. I didn't even remember that I had the Autumn Abundance Paper pad until I saw it in the video. I love all the projects. And #2 in your question and answer section fits me to a "T".
Thanks for leaving such a nice message on my little card.

Wida said...

Catching up on your blog. Loved reading this. You are gorgeous and have a face for the camera...I'm do envious of hair and make up!!!

Kim S said...

Your leaves are gorgeous and I am equally in awe of the sentiments you have grouped together - truly stunning!