Friday, July 18, 2014

TOMBOW XTREME! and a Gift Card Set!

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Tombow contacted me and asked if I would be a part of Tombow Sticky University and try out their new  XTREME Permanent Adhesive by Tombow!  They had me at Tombow!   I already own quite a few different products from Tombow, so this was a no brainer!  All I have to do to get my A+ is post a project/homework assignment using this permanent XTREME adhesive!  

Sit back and enjoy because this post has lots of pictures!

For my project I decided to really put this adhesive to the test.  I created a gift box with a set of cards.   I did add some Tombow Aqua Liquid Glue to tiny parts and pieces as well as add some foam tape dimension, but for the most part the entire assembly of cards and actual box itself uses this permanent XTREME adhesive.

I came across a really cool color combo recently that I fell in love with.  It combines sweet tooth, fuse green, sno cone, and steel gray.  I just loved the look so I thought I would try it.  In recent months I have fallen head over heels with MFT Blueprints!   I reach for them all the time.  I decided to put my Blueprints 13 to the test and create cards using the sketch download provided. 

Here is stage 1.  I have cut out the dies, color card stock, and cover ups and laid the cards out based on the sketches.  The bare bones of the sketches!  I did go ahead and decide on and die cut the cover ups for each card.

For stage 2,   I went to work adding stamps, additional dies, and accenting to each card.   Here are all the cards completed.  Please note that these photos are taken from craft desk not card photo area.  A better picture as well as product detailed  are below.

Card 1.  I modified this sketch slightly.  I removed the circle elements and just used a sentiment instead.  No hard or fast rules on these sketches.  Just a jumping off point. 

I used Blueprints 13, Modern Morocco Cover Up, and Happy dienamics.  I used Chalkboard Greetings, CS Birthday Chalkboard Greetings, and BG Happy Birthday Background stamp sets.  I finished this card with some white thread detailing and some gray enamel dots.

Card 2 was just fun to make.  I love working with this jumbo butterfly and those fluffy clouds!

I used Blueprints 13, Cloud Cover Up, and MPD Fancy Butterfly dienamics.  I used LJD Blissful Butterfly stamp set for the sentiment.  The butterfly was die cut with solid white backing and two layers of vellum for the cut out dienamics.  I added some silver gray sparkle gems and added some stitching and this card was complete.  This card has a gray grout background.  I like how it emphasized the white clouds.

Card 3 incorporated the chalkboard look as well as a nifty embellishment idea I will definitely use again. 

For this card I used Blueprints 13, Blueprints 15, and Sequins die namics.  I used Chalkboard Greetings, MPD Distressed Hearts, and LJD Cheerful Blessings stamp sets.  I used the third largest row of the sequins and die cut all four colors.  I took a large needle and thread and started threading the discs.  I love this unique and fun detail.  I tied it to the panel and just let the discs move whichever way they want. 

Card 4 uses the same 4 colors, but I added a pop of color!  

For this card I used Blueprints 13, Blueprints 15, Happy, and Wildflowers die namics along with Peaceful Wildflowers stamp set and BG Diagonal Background.   I replaced the star from sketch with the heart from BP 15.  I white embossed the sentiment.  I stamped the wildflowers using Memento rosebud ink.  I love this unexpected pop of color.  I finished the card with some clear shimmer sequins. 


Next, I needed to create a gift box for presentation.  I used MFT Gray Grout card stock for the bottom and vellum for the top.  I added seam binding bow to top along with two gift tags.  For the tags I used MFT Blueprints Tag Builder 1 and Tag Talk die namics.  I added a happy die using the Happy die namics.

For the inside I cut 1 sheet of 12x12 vellum and glued end to end to create a fold over cover insert.  The box  is 9" x 5 1/2" The vellum was cut to size. I scored it so the folds lay flat. Gives it a finished look when opening the set.

 Here is the set all ready to go! 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


I am playing along with the following challenges
The Friday Mashup!  Background stamp and/or 3D Element
Seize the Birthday!  Twine or string (top card uses string/thread) 
Catered Crop!  For a friend 
Shopping Our Stash  Can't Put It Down!  My Blueprints (tool)


  1. Oh Betty....these cards are just GORGEOUS, I love all your details, and so many pointers, and great ideas, especially the little discs...great way to use up scraps too...wonderful!! WOW!!

  2. These are amazing, Betty!! Love that colour combo too! Must try it. Fabulous work one each card. Need my mailiing address wink, wink :) Lucky indeed is the recipient of this set!

  3. Oh, I love what you've done here, Betty!!! Your cards are stunning!!! I love to do gift boxes with cards, but I have never made the lid from vellum - I love the look of it and will definitely be doing this in future!!! TFS.

    Have a lovely weekend!!!

  4. What a fabulous gift set of cards~ Yep, I too am loving the Blueprints. Congrats to you to get to do a shout out for Tombo!

  5. Very fun cards with lots of dimensional details. I love the stringed disc embellishment too... very cute! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  6. oh wow! ALL of these are fab!!! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥

  7. These are all gorgeous! What a fabulous set of cards!

  8. Wow, Betty, what a beautiful set of cards you've created! Lots of dimension going on with them! Thanks for sharing with us at the Friday Mashup.

  9. Wow Betty, this is a gorgeous set of cards. Love all the special details you added to each one and this great color combo. Thanks for sharing all the details.

  10. I was so amazed at all your work and details that I forgot to thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  11. Amazing project. Thank you for the inspiration.

  12. What an amazing array of cards and the box is stunning! I like that you chose to test the adhesive on more then one project. I am so picky about what I use and tend to use a lot so that I know what I am making won't fall apart!! Thank you for the kind words on my MIM project. Happy Wednesday!

  13. Wow.... What a great gig to judge product..... Good for you Betty !! Love all of the cards you have showcased here! Thanks for sharing with us over at Seize the Birthday!!!


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