Thursday, April 24, 2014

CardMaker, Teresa Collins and Xyron Blog Hop!

Welcome to another fun day of the CardMaker, Teresa Collins and Xyron Blog Hop!  I've enjoyed seeing what the team members have been creating and hope you have as well.  I have adapted a tutorial for a Building Block Card and changed the dimensions to accommodate the size of the Teresa Collins stenciled letters.  My version makes a tall and skinny card.

1.  Cut a piece of cardstock 8 1/4" x 12".  With the long side against the top of the scoring board, score at 4" (mountain fold) and 8" (valley fold).

2.  Pull the valley fold up like a mountain fold, and cut 1 3/4" in at the following intervals:
      2 1/4"
      4 1/4"
      6 1/4"
      8 1/4"

3.  Add a score line to the ends of each of the wide blocks ( at the 6 1/4" and 9 1/2") and fold as shown.  Ink the edges of all of the folds.

4.    Use a spatula to spread the Teresa Collins Basically Essential Modeling Paste over the letters from the Basically Essential Stencil to spell your sentiment.  Do this over a heavy or textured paper (DCWV Burlap Paper Stack was used).  Allow to dry and cut out the letters.
 5.  Decorate the panels with patterned paper.  Use the Xyron 5" Creative Station to apply adhesive to the panels.
Hint:  If you accidentally get adhesive in the wrong place, use the Xyron Adhesive Eraser Cube to remove the boo boo. (This is also found in the Teresa Collins/Xyron Adhesive Kit)

 6.  Cut letters from the patterned paper, ink the edges and apply adhesive using the Xyron Mini Sticker Maker.
 7.  Add ribbon to the card using the Xyron 1/4" Double Sided High Tack Tape.

 8.  Die cut flowers - cut two of the largest flowers from WorldWin's Spring Water paper.  Cut the next two sizes using the WorldWin Translucent Vellum White Plaid.  Ink the edges and shape.  Add a Zva Creative Mini rose to the center of the flower. Assemble  using the Xyron/Teresa Collins Clear Hold Adhesive. 

9.  Cut panels for the back of the card (for a place to write your message) using WorldWin Beargrass Petallics Cardstock.  Ink the edges and adhere using the Xryon 5" Creative Station.

10.  Finish assembling the card as shown.

Xyron 5" Creative Station
Xyron/Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit
(Products from this kit that were used were -Foam Squares, Adhesive Eraser Cube, 1" Sticker Maker, High Tack Double Sided Tape, Clear Hold Adhesive)
DCWV Burlap Paper

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 242 Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die Set
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms Die Set
HCD 736 Classic Leaf Die
HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set
HCPC 3600 All Occasion Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 Open Leaf PreCut Set
1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit 

Other Products Used 
Zva Creative Gem Flourish CRW-07CA-145
Zva Creative Pearls PEW-03CB-148

May Arts Ribbon 1.5" Crochet Ribbon NP34; 1/4" Solid Checkered Ribbon KBB-33
Tsukineko Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark Watermark ink
Black and Gold Embossing Powder
Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives

WorldWin Cardstock

Cut a 5 x 7" card base from brown cardstock. Cut the printed panels from the patterned paper and adhere to base.  Glue crochet ribbon to the center of the printed paper.  Die cut the tag.  Stamp the balloon with black ink.  Stamp a second balloon image onto blue printed paper and fussy cut the balloon and basket and glue onto the stamped tag.  Stamp the sentiment with watermark ink and heat emboss with black powder. Add ribbon to the top and adhere the tag to the card with foam adhesives. Stamp and cut the flowers and leaves with the corresponding dies and shape.  Add gem flourishes and the flower to the card to finish.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 242 Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
HCD 744 Once Upon a Time Die
Spellbinders Captivating Squares
HCPC 3598 World Map PreCut Set
HCPC 3596 Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut Set
1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)

Other Products Used 

May Arts 1.5" Crochet Ribbon NP35
May Arts Paper Cord 420-09

Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives
Tsukineko  Ink

WorldWin Cardstock

Cut a 6" square of patterned paper and distress the edges.  Apply ribbons around the middle and then attach to a 6 x 6" card base. Cut a printed frame from the patterned paper, and cut away the center portion. Mount to the card.  Die cut the Captivating squares using two nested dies.  Stamp the World Map and cut to fit behind the Captivating Squares.  Attach to the back of the die cut and apply to the card with foam adhesives.  Stamp the sentiments and use the corresponding die to cut.  Ink around the edges and apply to the card with foam adhesives.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Heartfelt Creations New Release - Celebrate the Journey

Heartfelt Creations invites you to “Celebrate the Journey” with this classic travel-themed collection.  Whether you are traveling around the world or around the block, you will find papers, stamps and dies to document your life’s adventures.  The coordinating stamps and papers feature maps, compass roses, bicycles, hot air balloons, vintage suitcases, boarding passes and postcards. The clever Luggage and Tag die even creates a delightful 3-D suitcase! Soft hues of light green, deep teal, pink and rose merge with subtle, neutral backgrounds that are richly layered with beautiful fonts, flourishes and focal images.  “Celebrate the Journey” is just the ticket for both masculine and feminine projects, the perfect traveling companion for all of life’s journeys great and small.

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 242 Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die Set
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses Die Set
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die Set
HCPC 3599 Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set
HCPC 3597 Luggage and Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit 

Other Products Used 

May Arts Ribbon 5/8" Faux Suede Ruffled Edge Ribbon NV 18
Tsukineko Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Brilliance - Crimson Copper;
Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives
Copic Markers - RV95, W5
WorldWin Cardstock

Start with a 4" x 6" Card base.  Die cut the decorative topper from the Raindrops on Roses die set.  Adhere to the top of the card.  Layer a printed card front over the edge of the die cut, so the edge is hidden. Stamp the sentiment in the lower right corner.  Add ribbon to the top of the card, and die cut the printed tag using the Luggage and Tags die set. Stamp the bicycle and fussy cut.  Color with Copic markers.  Adhere to the base with foam adhesives.  Stamp and cut 3 Posy Patch flowers and glue in the basket.  Finish with pearls.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

May Arts and Lawn Fawn Hop Week

Welcome to day 2 of the May Arts and Lawn Fawn blog hop!  It's always fun to play with these stamps and to combine them with the gorgeous May Arts Ribbons!
Be sure to check out the new projects every day this week - and we will be giving away three prize packages each consisting of...
   1 spool of May Arts Ribbon – winners choice!
 A stamp set from Lawn Fawn!
 What do you have to do to enter to win?  Simple!  Post a comment on both the May Arts and Lawn Fawn Blog! 

I thought this Ferris wheel stamp was just the cutest and decided to give this card a carnival feel.  I fringed the edges of the Faux Canvas ribbon to give the appearance of crepe paper streamers and added the fun pom-poms.

May Arts Ribbons
Lawn Fawn
Partners in Craft Supplies
Other Supplies
WorldWin Papers Cardstock
Martha Stewart Punch

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mixed Media Layout with Art Anthology

Today's layout is going to show you how to add stamped/painted canvas elements to your project.  It's a fun technique that adds a different dimension to your piece.

 First, I decided where my photo would go on the layout, and drew it off in pencil.  Then I added Art Anthology Gesso around the borders and misted it with Cinnamon Toast Colorations. With my finger, I added Velvet Dimensional paint in Reef, Fiji and Portobello.  Then I stamped various background stamps (using StazOn ink).


To make the canvas flowers, I painted Desire (Velvet) over the canvas, leaving some areas uncoverd.  Next I sprayed Paprika over the rest of the canvas to fill in.  At this point, I stamped one flower on the canvas and cut it out.  The paint will help to keep the canvas from fraying.

 For my other flowers, I painted Gesso over the painted canvas, and while the gesso was wet, I stamped the Worn Stars stamp into it (without any ink on it). This was allowed to dry completely, then the flowers were stamped and cut.

You can see the faint stars on the pink flowers.

 I also used the gesso to stamp the drink ring stamp on the layout.


For the final detail, I made a heart from twine and used it to frame my photo.

Crafter's Workshop - Punchinella TCW219
Unity Stamps
Adore Words
Donna Peony
Angie Girl: Dream With Your Heart
Donna Poppies
So Blessed Itty Bitty
Wishes and Kisses
Stars of Worn
Worn Music
Cooped Up Notes
True Story (SMAK 3/12)
Graphic 45
Typography, French Country Patterned Papers

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

May Arts Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

 Welcome to May Arts' Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop! The seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2014. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events.

Did you know ...
  • Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
  • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism

Thank you for joining us in this very special hop!  Of course, there will be a prize - because it is a May Arts hop! Leave comments on any of the stops for entries to win
  3 spools from our "blue" ribbons - winner's choice. 

I was inspired by the words on this plaque found on Pinterest  
for my mini album and incorporated them into my pages. 

May Arts Ribbons 
Partners In Craft Supplies 
Other Supplies
Sizzix Tags Die 
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder
Art Anthology Colorations
Resin Flower

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