Welcome to The Buckle Boutique Winter Bling Party!
Today the Buckle Boutique Design Team will be sharing projects we have created using products available from The Buckle Boutique for your winter holiday crafting.Get ready to enjoy some projects with rhinestones, sparkle and bling!
Today I'll show you one of the many holiday projects I've been making using the fantastic Dazzling Diamonds adhesive rhinestone resin sheets. In fact, I'll show you more fantastic blinged projects throughout December, so you can make your Christmas the most fantastically blinged-out holiday ever.
After all, "Bling is the new black," I am told ... and ...
You've GOT to BELIEVE!
Imagine this framed ... I just haven't gotten there yet ... and hanging in your home. SWEET, huh?
Or, do you like it better in silver with red letters?
To make this, adhere your Dazzling Diamonds sheet bling-side DOWN onto a sticky Cricut mat (the stickier, the better). To make sure the sheet doesn't shift, I added some painter's tape to the corners and sides to hold the sheet firmly onto the mat.
Next, load your Cricut with the ProvoCraft/Close To My Heart exclusive "Artbooking" cartridge, where you'll find the word "Believe" as you see it here. I cut the image at 8.5", using the Deep Cut Blade set at 6 on the blade/5 on the machine, speed 3, multi-cut 2. I cut the image once from the clear Dazzling Diamonds, and repeated the cutting by cutting it from the red Dazzling Diamonds. Make sure when you're "weeding" or removing the cut from the mats that you save all of the little pieces inside the letters "e", "l" and "B".
If you are adhering this onto a surface other than paper, peel back the adhesive backing of the Dazzling Diamond a little at a time, first affixing the background color to whatever you are applying the image. While the product does not stretch naturally, you can yank it out of position by over-tugging, so be gentle and slow. Keep the rhinestone sheet smooth and lines straight as you peel back and apply the sheet. Not quite right? You can reposition it a bit -- but again, first time is the charm.
Once your background is in place, remove the backing from the word "Believe" one letter at a time, and glide the word into place. Just peel back the removable backing as you're affixing it to your image and it will fit perfectly. Then insert the insides of the letters in the contrasting color, and voila, you're done! Easy-peasy!!
Now because I want to frame this for hanging, I wanted to adhere my sheets onto thick cardstock. With the clear DD rhinestone sheets, I wasn't as careful and the sheet really did stick pretty firmly to the paper. Repositioning wasn't easy -- so I recommend LEAVING ON the adhesive backing and instead, using a two-way tape (like Sookwang or Scor-Pal) to affix the image. I did this with the red image, and it was easier and neater for my purposes.
Which one do you like better?
WINTER BLING BLOG HOP SPECIAL!! If you would like to make this project yourself and need the ARTBOOKING cartridge to do so, I will give a $15 rebate to the first FIVE people who order the cartridge from my Close To My Heart business page by clicking HERE. Once you have ordered it, please leave me a comment, or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, for your rebate check or PayPal deposit. This rebate is from CardMonkey personally, not through Close To My Heart, and is only good for Artbooking cartridges purchased through my website.
BUT WAIT! Before you go, I have one more great deal to tell you about. The Buckle Boutique is offering a GREAT PRE-HOLIDAY DEAL for YOU at their online store!!
15% off your total order
when you use coupon code
This offer is good from
Wednesday November 27th
through Monday December 2nd
Fine print: Discount cannot be combined with any other offer, is limited to in stock merchandise only and is not applicable on custom or previous orders.
So make sure to head over to The Buckle Boutique and stock up on your favorite products right away!
Now, let me move you on down the road to see the rest of the fantastic things that the Buckle Boutique Design Team has made for you ... head on over to my friend, Lori's fantastic project at "Scrappin' My Stress Away."
Here is the full hop list of the Buckle Boutique's great Design Team, in case you get lost: