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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tiffany Doodles Blog Hop - Birdie Card

Welcome to Day 3 of our Tiffany Doodles Blog Hop! We hope you had a great time on the previous 2 days, and perhaps found some inspiration along the way!

In case you missed yesterday, click here to catch up from Day 1 and Day 2!  Be sure to participate everyday by commenting on each post & following every blog to be eligible for all prizes.

Today is the last day of the hop! We hope you have enjoyed the tour!!  In order to qualify for all prizes you must:
  1. participate everyday
  2. comment on every participants post
  3. follow every participants blog
  4. Special Note: Make sure that your Blog and Email are listed in your Blogger profile for notification purposes.  If your email is not visible on your profile make sure it is easy to find on your blog.  Thanks! 
While your hopping keep in mind the SALE we are having this weekend at the store!! All Bird and Flower Digital stamps are on sale for 25% off!  No coupon necessary, discount will be taken at the register.  Your welcome!  =)  PS. Even more sales listed below!

By participating daily in our Blog Hop you will be eligible for prizes!  Lots of prizes! Total Prizes valued at OVER $220!!  All winners will be chosen randomly.  Everyday we will chose 3 winners.  Chosen from the main TD blog.  Your participation on the other blogs will be verified prior to announcement.  If you have won you will be notified by email, so make sure you email is easy to find either in your comment, your blogger profile, or on your blog.  All winners will be announced on the blog after the hop is over.  Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
3 winners * 3 winners * 3 winners *
* $10 Shopping Spree
* 50 Doodle Soup Reward Points
* Fall Leaves (png) Elements Pack
for each winner

Even if you don't win on 1 of the 3 days - you still have a chance to win the Grand Prize!!  The Grand Prize will be chosen randomly from the main TD blog from all participants from everyday.

Grand Prize
1 winner *
* Level 5 Membership
* $25 Shopping Spree
* Fall Leaves (png) Elements Pack

There are 2 ways to earn extra entries!!
1) You can earn extra entries for today's prize if you make a card
with any Bird images by Tiffany Doodles
If you would like too, link your card through inlinkz on the main blog post.
Enter as many times as you wish! One entry per card submitted.
2) If your not up for making a card, you can write your own post
about our Blog Hop & Tiffany Doodles Digi stamps!
If you post about us you can earn 5 extra entries!!
Also submit your post to the inlinkz below!

On today's Hop we are featuring cards made with Bird images by Tiffany Doodles!

For my blog hop card I choose to use the Birdie Wings digi stamp.  This is such a cute bird to color and also a fun one to paper piece.  I did a little bit of stitching on this shabby chic patchwork card.
All papers in this card are from Basic Gray's June Bug series.  I started by cutting my main red polka dot piece in 4.25" circle.
Then I punched 14 circles with my 1" circle punch!
Then I cut 3 circles of the same size to make my patches in the middle to be sewed on.

Then I die cut my yellow center piece.

I placed my 1" circles face down and used a plain piece of cardstock cut in a 4.25" circle as a base to glue my small circles onto.  I layed it out like the pic below as perfectly as possible.

Then I held down the big circle and drew a circle around it completely on top of the little circles like below. 

I drew this circle so that I would make sure I glued each one down evenly and in the correct alignment!

Then it would look perfect like below!

Next, I glued my red piece down in the center.  I also cut my 3 patchwork circles into quarters and choose 4 pieces to use that looked decent together.  I layed them out on the card to see how they would look!

Next, i colored my birdie with copics. Zoom pic to see colors used.  I cut the birdie out with my scissors and then outlined any white edges with my black sharpie pen!

Here it is close up!

I also colored a little bluebird...

I also colored an orange poppy!

And a red poppy!

Then I did my machine stitching on the card (which I am NOT good at!!) LOL  After I did that I decided to hand stitch the little yellow piece so that it would look decent.

I love hand stitching on my cards!

Then I printed my sentiment from the computer, die cut it, & colored my paper the same color as the birdie.  I assembled my card together and tried out the various little digis I colored!

I hope you like this 'tweet' little card and feel inspired to make one of your own!


September Sales

Besides the Blog Hop sale we have going on,
we are also having 2 other sales in the store!

 Design Team Member Call

We currently need someone who can make TD digis into Cut files!
Video Tutor Details Here.    Position has been filled. Thanks.
Cut File Maker Details Here.

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Here are you blog hop links for Day 3....
  1. Tiffany Doodles (start)
  2. Donna Mikasa
  3. Deirdre Horgan
  4. Anette Hjerpaasen
  5. Collette Landwer
  6. Sally Sherfield
  7. Jessica Griffin 
  8. Tiffany Richards

Thank you so much for joining us on this inspiring blog hop!  It's all been for you ... the loyal fans!  Please remember Tiffany Doodles when making all of your holiday cards!  Your patronage is very much appreciated!!  Good luck on winning the Grand Prize!  All winners will be announced tomorrow (Mon)!!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Framed Hand Embroidered Fawn!

While I've been sitting with Granny alot more these days, I've been wanting to do some hand embroidery with her. But I couldn't find any transfers that I really liked over at Hobby Lobby.  I'm a creative person, surely I can think of something to draw out that I could sew!  It suddenly occurred to me that I could sew some of my digital stamp designs!! Hello! Why didn't I think of this before?!?! So I printed out a few designs that I thought would make for easy sewing since I still consider myself a beginner sewer! I decided on this skinny little fawn. (get stamp from my store here) I saw a photo a while back using lots of negative space and wanted to create a piece like that! And this is what I came up with! Hope it inspires you!

Click here to check out the Skinny Fawn Digital Stamp at Tiffany Doodles!  Or here for other fawn's I've drawn!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Halloween Card Tutorial

The Card Challenge at my other site Tiffany Doodles for this month is Stitching!  I l-o-v-e stitching on my cards so I had a lot of fun with this project!  I used the brand new Spooky Pumpkins Digital Stamp set for this tic tac toe card!

To start this project, I layed out my design in Photoshop in a 4"x4" document (300dpi)  I filled the background with a very dark gray.  I then created nine 1" boxes and filled them with a lighter gray.  Then I opened each pumpkin digi and insert them into the document.  I used the Transform tool to resize them to fit into each box.  Since there are only 8 digis in the set, I duplicated 1 of them and flipped it horizontally.  Do you see which pumpkin has a twin?  (my printer was acting up and put a dark line through a few of the boxes so I didn't mean for that to be there.)

Next I cut out a 4" square piece of cardstock - I used Coordinations "spellcaster" textured cardstock.

I turned my cardstock over and need to draw my guides for cutting out the 1" square holes in the cardstock.  So to be precise I lined up my cardstock even with the image and used a ruler as my guide.

Then I cut out my 1" square with my exacto blade.... be careful!

Got everything cut out for my windows!

Next I used my little doodlebug hole maker and ran it down all rows of my cardstock.  It doesn't actually pierce the paper but it makes a little indention so that I can use it as a guide for making good holes.  I used my paper piercer and a little hammer to tap all the holes.

Next I used a piece of orange paper and my scallop edger to make pretty sides.  I made it just a smidge bigger than my 4" cardstock window.

Then I used my autumn leaves ink pad and inked the edges of my actual card backing, all 4 sides.

I then glued down my orange paper onto the kraft card b/c I'm going to need to sew through both pieces at the same time!

But first I punched all my holes!

I also colored all the pumpkins with my colored pencils!  After I colored them in I took my black fine tip pen and went around and over all the lines of each pumpkin.  Makes them stand out much more!

Here is a close up of the colored pencils I used.

Next comes the stitching!  I used 3 strands of orange embroidery thread and did the back stitch on every row!

I thought my pumpkins needed a little more dimension so I took a almost black marker (N7) and made a little shadow below each pumpkin.

Then I sewed french knots on each scallop of the orange paper! I love making french knots!!  I used 4 strands of embroidery black thread and 3 loops for the french knots! =)

I then glued down the black cardstock window onto the pumpkin digi paper and assemble the card!! I hope you like this tutorial!!  I would love to hear your thoughts!
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