Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day...

Hope everyone is enjoying the Memorial Day Weekend! Today's card features Crafters Companion stamp set Patriotic Pride.



Step 1. Position nesting star dies. Apply washi tape to the top of the dies to hold them in position.



Step 2. Adhere coordinating cardstock to your cardbase. Position dies in center and run through diecutting machine.





Step 3. Stamp sentiment on white card stock. Color with Spectrum Noir markers. Adhere cardstock to the back of the card front, positioning the sentiment in the center of the die cut opening.

Step 4. Apply foam strips to the outline star die cut. Wrap twine around star. Adhere to the card.




Step 5. Diecut small stars, coat with adhesive and sprinkle with glitter. Adhere to card.

Crafters Companion US Supplies:
Die’sire Essentials Stars
Bebunni Floral Metal Dies- Stars
Patriotic Pride EZ Mount Stamp Set
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers (TB1, TB2, TB3, IB1)




Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Another Brick in the Wall

Today's card is another that I created for Crafters Companion HSN segment. It uses the Create-A-Card Another Brick In The Wall die. Love this die! 



Crafters Companion Supplies Used:


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Thank You so much...


 Today I'm sharing a card using Clear Scraps and Stampendous goodies! I love the 12 x 12 Blank Acrylic sheets for creating cards with! 


I sanded the Chain Border strip so it would pop a bit on the card design. Isn't that butterfly awesome! One of my favorite Stampendous sets! 



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Sunday, May 17, 2015

new Creat- A-Card Dies...

Crafters Companion released some fabulous new Create-A-Card dies this week! I die cut and trimmed CAC Friends die, inked it with Distress inks and used it on a white card base. 


Supplies Used: 
Bebunni Dies- Butterfly and Bee
Distress Inks

Friday, May 15, 2015

Clear Scraps and Stampendous Hop...

For today's project I created a Busy Book to keep little ones entertained. I've had an idea to create a Busy Book with a Clear Scrap album for awhile now, but once I started flipping through my Stampendous stamps for the Stampendous Clear Scrap Week the ideas started flowing. 


Clear Scraps Acrylic Wave Album became the base for my project. I used Stampendous Cling The Look to create a braiding page.


The hair is embroidery floss that has been dyed with alcohol ink refills. I created bundles of hair and adhered them to the top of the scalp with Fabric Tac. 


The next page is a woodland forest scene for kids to play with. The stamps have been stamped on paper and adhered to chipboard for stability. I die cut the stamped animals out. Additional animals were die cut from magnetic sheet and adhered to the chipboard animals. My original plan was to have magnetic sheet behind the forest scene so kids could play directly on it, but the magnetic sheets were not powerful enough to hold the animals with pattern paper between the two. Time for Plan B... kids can play with the animals in the forest scene and then store them on a magnetic sheet on the adjoining page. 


For the next page, I adhered the pattern paper behind the acrylic so the page can become a wipe-off board to pratice ABC's. Wipe-off markers easily wipe off the acrylic. 


Adjacent to the Practice ABC's page is a Lace Up page. I cut two 1 inch by 4 inch pieces of acrylic from Clear Scraps Blank Sheet. I sanded them and punched holes down the sides. I adhered both pieces down with tape, leaving a slight gap behind the two pieces. Thread a piece of thin ribbon through the  holes and lace. 

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Now its time to hop! Be sure to leave some love on all the blogs in the hop for a chance to win a sweet prize! Next stop on on your hop today is to Janelle's blog.  



Monday, May 11, 2015

Clear Scrap and Stampendous Week...

Clear Scraps and Stampendous are teaming up this week to bring you oodles of inspiration! For today's project I used a Clear Scraps Large Acrylic Banners. Not only do they make awesome banners, but at 9.5 by 7 inches they're large enough to make the perfect wall hangings! 



I started by stenciling white paint on the back of the banner with the QuarterFoil Mascil. When it was dry, I sprayed Frosted Glass Spray Paint to create the perfect frosted effect and seal the paint. On the front, I scribbled Spectrum Noir alcohol markers in CG2, CG4, and BT4. I spritzed alcohol on burlap and blotted it on the colored area. The alcohol lifts and moves the marker creating a cool effect. When it was dry, I sprayed Frosted Glass Spray Paint over it. 


I stamped the Parrot, three large leaves and sentiment on white cardstock. I colored the leaves with CCG1, CG2, CG3, BT1. I colored the parrot with CR1, CR5, CT4, OR1, TB4, EB7 and IG8. I added a bit of shadow with a black colored pencil to both the leaves and parrot. I fussy cut the parrot and leaves and diecut the sentiment. All that was left to do was adhere the images to the banner and add some twine to hang the banner with. 

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Be sure to visit all the blogs and leave some love for a chance to win some sweet prizes! 

We have three prize packages up for grabs each will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents! Comment on our blog and each designer’s blog of the day throughout this week of our hop and the winners will be announced Monday, May 18th. Official Rules apply for Stampendous prizes. Please let us know where you live. As you know, prize winners have to be US residents EXCEPT….
Aussie Fans – Look HERE!An exciting treat for our fans “down under”!!The Stencil Specialists , one of our Australian Wholesale Distributors, is going to offer a prize to one Australian fan every time we have a giveaway for US fans!! How completely exciting and generous! Plus, they’re stocking way more than stencils from Stampendous now!

For the Clear Scraps Blog Hop week, The Stencil Specialists are offering:
A Stampendous Stamp, A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice), A Silicone Mould,  A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay and 3 packs of Adhesive Gems.  WOW… Now there’s a prize package! Comment each day on the Stampendous and participating designer blogs and be sure to include in your comment which area of Australia you live in! We’ll announce the winner the following week!

Friday, May 8, 2015

HSN Craft Day...

Don't forget to set your DVDs because Crafters Companion's Sara Davies is going to be on HSN, Monday May 11 for 24 Hour Craft Day! Here's a peek at one of the Create A Card dies that will be available for purchase...


And here's a peek at the inside...



Crafters Companion supplies used:
Create A Card Shining Star 
Star Essentials