Friday, May 24, 2013

May Arts Ribbon and Scor-Pal Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of the May Arts Ribbon and Scor-Pal Blog Hop! I hope you have had a great time and have been inspired.  I am so blessed to be a member of both of these fantastic companies - so I know you have seen some amazing projects.  I hope you've left plenty of comments along the hop as well, for your chance to win Scor-Pals and a May Arts Ribbon Package (your choice of 3 spools!)

On to my project - I created folding card/mini album based on a tutorial by Natascha Banning on the Whiff of Joy blog.  She calls hers a card, but by the time I added all of the paper layers, and inside flaps, I think it's more like a mini.

For the base, cut cardstock 6" x 12" and score at 4 3/4" and 10 1/4".  Add your decorative papers, die cuts and handmade flowers.  Use a hole punch to punch holes to tie the ribbon through to hold the album shut.

For the inside of the album, you are going to make a small accordion feature for the right hand side.  Cut cardstock 4" x 12" and score at 4", and 8". Attach ribbon to the center back, using Scor-tape (this will wrap around the front to tie closed).  Decorate the according album.

I used a banner sticker extending off of the page (above), but didn't want the sticky part to show on the backside (below). So instead, I backed it with a wide grosgrain ribbon, so that it would be pretty from either direction. 

Scor-Pal, Scor-tape
May Arts Ribbons
5/8" Crochet  361-58-33
1" Crochet with Velvet Center 372-1-34
GC12- 3/8" Metallic Iridescent Wired
3/8" Metallic Velvet 377-38-33
1 1/2" Grosgrain QH19
Basic Grey - Lucille collection
WorldWin Papers Cardstock - ColorMates, Kraft
Heartfelt Creations Tattered Blossoms Die

Want2Scrap Pearls
Clearsnap Ink

 So here is the line-up for the day.  I hope you will take time to visit and leave some love!

Day 2 Blogs

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspirations

Welcome to Wednesday - and the chance to share another Heartfelt Creations project with you.  The latest relase - the Sun Kissed Fleur Collection, includes the Gift Ensemble die - which creates this adorable little gift box.

Heartfelt Creations Products:
Gift Ensemble Die - HCD 735
Sun Kissed Fleur Die - HCD 734
Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set HCPC 3533
Sun Kissed Paper Collecion  - HCDP1 233
Light Blue Metallic 3D Stamp Paint
Dries Clear Adhesive
Want2Scrap Pearls
May Arts Ribbon GC34
Xyron Mega Runner, High Tack Adhesive Dots

Directions: Cut 4 panels from the Gift Ensemble die.  Assemble the box.  Cut flowers and frames from the patterned paper to decorate each side of the box.  For the front of the box, combine the cut paper flowers, as well as handmade flowers.  To make the flowers, stamp the Sun Kissed Fleur set using the 3D Stamp Paint.  Allow to dry and cut with the corresponding die. Shape the flowers and glue together.  Add a pearl to the center of the flowers.  Finish with a small bow towards the top of each side of the box.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Xyron and Bo Bunny Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Xyron and Bo Bunny hop!  To find out all of the details, please visit the Bo Bunny and Ain't She Crafty Blog to see a full list of each day's participants and to find out how to win some awesome prizes!

I worked with the Bo Bunny Key Lime papers, and decided to make a beach-themed plaque.  It's already got me in the mood for summer.


 Take chipboard letters, turn them upside down and run through Xyron 5” Creative Station.


 Press the adhesive coated paper firmly on the letters, remove the backing, and place on the        wrong side of patterned paper.


      Trim the letters as close as possible with the scissors.  Use a hole punch to help start the holes in the enclosed areas.   Use a file along the chipboard to finish neatly.  


Measure the wooden plaque, and cut patterned paper to size.  Run through the Xyron 5” Creative Station, and apply to plaque.


     Stamp image onto lightly patterned paper.  Apply adhesive and add to plaque.    Use DIY Foam Adhesive to attach chevron banner.    Glue paper covered chipboard letters to the banner.
4   Make a paper Hibiscus or other tropical flower.  Glue to the plaque.  Cluster Bo Bunny Trinkets around the flower.

Viva Las VegaStamps!
Flower Soft
Kaisercraft Wooden Plaque
Clearsnap Ink

Please be sure to look at the other Xyron team members posting today, 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Where Flowers Bloom so Does Hope

I love spring, when all of the flowers are blooming everywhere you look!  So even if your aren't much of a gardener, you can still enjoy the season with your own handmade flowers.

Basic Grey Patterned Paper - Mint Julep
WorldWin Cardstock - Kraft
Want2Scrap Pearls 
Clearsnap Ink