Saturday, March 30, 2013

Couture Creations Subscribers Competition

All week I kept thinking that I needed to make a card to enter into the Couture Creations Subscribers competition - and it's been such a crazy week - this is the first chance that I got!  I do love these embossing folders, though - so I had to play along!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Imaginisce and Xyron Blog Hop

Xyron and Imaginisce are teaming up this week - and let me tell you, we have had fun! I received the Good Dog Collection - perfect for my sweet Finley!

But sometimes, Finley is a little, I needed to have a reversible picture frame, for those times that he's been a little bad (and he needs to be in the dog house).

I've got a tutorial to share with you for my reversible picture, on the post below - but first, another project for those times when Finley is a good puppy (which really is most of the time).

I made a treat box, and added a tag and ribbon to dress it up.  Actually, I don't know that my dog really cares about his treats looking pretty, but how great is this to have to hand out to the pets of your family and friends? 

There are so many fun projects that you could make with this collection - and all of the stickers and embellishments that coordinate with the collection make it all come together with ease.

Be sure to follow the Xyron and Imaginisce Blogs to see all of the projects created this week!

Thickers Alphabet Stickers
MLS Mini Alpha Stickers
Wooden Craft Frame

Xyron and Imaginisce Good Dog, Bad Dog Reversible Frame Tutorial

Here's a tutorial to create a reversible Good Dog/ Bad Dog Frame using Xyron Adhesives and Imaginisce Good Dog Collection.

Good Dog

Bad Dog

 Start with a wooden craft frame. Ink the edges with chalk ink.

Run the frame through the Creatopia Machine using Permanent Adhesive. (You can run things up to 1/2" thick through this machine!)

When the frame comes out of the machine, rub your hand over the  backing to burnish the adhesive onto the frame, remove the backing and adhere your patterned paper.  Trim to fit.

Turn the frame over, and run back through the machine to add adhesive to the other side, and repeat the process with a coordinating patterned paper.  Ink the edges of all patterned papers.

Cut a piece of cardboard to mat the picture, run through the Creatopia, and adhere patterned paper as above.  Use the Xyron Mega Runner to attach the photo to the mat.

 Take a 15" length of ribbon, and run through the 1.5" Create-a-Sticker.

Only pull off a few inches of the paper backing at a time (to make it easier to work with), and create pleats as you attach the ribbon to the frame. If you find that you created too much ribbon sticker, simply leave the remaining backing in tact, and store for a later project.

Finish decorating with the coordinating stamps, stickers and chipboard from the collection.

Thickers Alphabet Stickers
MLS Mini Alpha Stickers
Wooden Craft Frame

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Although it's still been cold, spring is here - as I've seen sweet little bunnies hopping around my yard. This stamp set from Heartfelt Creations is perfect for any of your spring projects.

Die cut the frame using the Radiant Rectangles die with white cardstock.  Color the paper with chalk ink, and then stamp the bunny image onto the die cut. Color the flowers with gelatos, and paint a thin layer of Stickles over the top. Stamp the image again onto a small print patterned paper,  Fussy cut the bunny and attach over the base image. Die cut one flower to add dimension, and add a pearl to the center.  Finish the card with a button.

Heartfelt Creations Products
Butterfly and Bunny PreCut Set HCPC 3524
Posy Patch Paper Collection HCDP1 231
Classic Editions Paper Collection HCDP1 224
Vintage Floret Die HCD 727
Faber Castel Gelatos  - Pistachio, Metallic Melon

Clearsnap Donna Salazar Chox Ink - Petals, Sparrow
Stickles - Crystal
May Arts Ribbon Chevron Stripes - 382-34-17 Paper Cord 420-33
Xyron Mega Runner, 1.5" Create-a-Sticker

Monday, March 25, 2013

Gardening Magnolia

Tilda Watering Stamp and Patterned Papers from Magnolia
Robin's Nest Dew Drops