Monday, April 20, 2015

Adventure Bound Birthday

It's time for another Masculine Monday project and this one is featured at my Just Cards Class this Friday!  Click HERE for more information about that!
This card uses the super cool paper from the Adventure Bound Paper Stack in the Occasions Catalog.  I love this paper because one side has photographic images and the other side has neutral color patterns. This paper was made for masculine card making!
This card uses the following paper dimensions:

Smoky Slate: 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Whisper White: 5 1/4" X 4" inside layer
Whisper White: 3/4" X 3"
Island Indigo: 3/4" X 3 1/2"
Rocks piece: 4" X 2"
Water piece: 2" X 5 1/4"

Stamp your Happy Birthday sentiment on your small piece of Whisper White in Island Indigo ink.  Pennant the ends with your Paper Snips.  Pennant the ends of your Island Indigo piece as well and layer with SNAIL adhesive.
Stamp the anchor image at the top right hand corner in Smoky Slate ink from the By the Tide stamp set.  Layer your DSP layers on with SNAIL adhesive.
With Dimensionals layer your Birthday Sentiment layer.  Put the inside layer inside your card and consider this one done!

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mother's Day Craft Journal

Mother's Day will be here before you know it!  If there ever was a DIY holiday, Mother's Day would be it!  Mom's love handmade and thoughtful gifts...we really do!
This project uses the Kraft Grid Journals from the annual catalog on page 200.  They measure 3 1/2" X 5 1/2" but you could totally use the larger version in the Occasions Catalog on page 25.  Those measure 5" X 8 1/2" so they are significantly larger!  This journal lends itself to all kinds of uses, journaling, brag book, photos, to do lists, you could even personalize it for the mom by filling it with pages of things you love about them!  Get the kids involved, draw pictures, glue in photographs and write notes to mom!

The flower is stamped using Crumb Cake ink directly on the journal.  Then take your Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker and Calypso Coral Marker and color the coordinating stamp for the leaves and flowers.  Stamp off on your grid paper and then stamp onto the flower outline image.  This will create a much lighter effect.  The sentiment is heat embossed with Calypso Coral embossing powder to give this journal it's wow factor!  Add a pearl to the 'o' in mom for a little extra something!

I ran a strip of Sweet Dreams Designer Washi Tape down the side of my journal's spine.  You may want to put a little extra adhesive under it to keep it in place.  On a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the small flower image with Crumb Cake ink twice.  Then stamp the inside of the flower image with Calypso Coral ink.  Punch both flowers out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch.  With a scrap piece of Pear Pizazz card stock, punch out two 1 3/8" Circle Punches.  Adhere the flower circle to the Pear Pizazz circle with SNAIL adhesive for both pieces.  On the back side of your Pear Pizazz circle put a strip of Fast Fuse or Sticky Strip down for the ribbon.  Place Dimensionals on either side of the Fast Fuse.  Fold an 18" piece of Pear Pizazz Cotton Ribbon in half and place it on top of your Fast Fuse.  Remove the Dimesional backs and place the other circle on top sandwiching your ribbon.  Put a pearl at the center of each flower and your bookmark portion is done!

If you like, sponge the edges of your journal with Crumb Cake ink for a little added effect.

I hope you guys enjoyed this project and will make one for a mom you love in your life!

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Embossed Black and White Beauty

Heat embossing is one of those things that always brings the wow factor to any project.  Add a black and white color scheme to the mix and you have the recipe for a knockout card!

So here's the paper you'll need for this project:

Whisper White: 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Whisper White 5 1/4" X 4"
Chalkboard Paper: 2 3/4" X 4"

Grab a Tea Lace Paper Doily and some Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon and White Cotton Ribbon and we're ready to stamp!

Emboss your 5 1/4" X 4" Whisper White layer with the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder.
Run your Embossing Buddy across your Chalkboard paper.  Be sure that the 'velvety' side is up. With White Craft ink, stamp your sentiment and flower. Heat emboss them with Whisper White embossing powder.  Using the 6th from the smallest Circle Framelits cut out the flower from your Chalkboard Paper piece.  Be sure to leave enough room for the doily!  You don't want to cut too close to your sentiment, or the doily will cover it.  
Now for assembly:
Using SNAIL adhesive, adhere the remaining sentiment layer onto your embossed piece of Whisper White.  Wrap a piece of Black Taffeta Ribbon just under your piece of Chalkboard Paper around the Embossed piece adhering it to the back with scotch tape.  Now you can use Dimensionals to adhere the embossed layer to the front of your card.  
Place the doily over the missing piece of Chalkboard paper and line it up so that you can still see the sentiment.  Using SNAIL attach your flower piece to the doily.  Trim the sides of the doily to match the edges of the flower piece.  Use Dimensionals to adhere this part to the card lining it up with the Chalkboard Paper.  
With a piece of Whisper White Cotton Ribbon and Black Taffeta Ribbon together, thread it under the Black Taffeta piece on the front of your card.  Tie it in a knot, trim the ends, and your card is complete!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mother's Love Sketch

I'm back!! Finally! Back to the normal hustle and bustle of my life!
It was a true blessing to be part of that fundraiser, but unfortunately I didn't have enough time to dedicate to everything, so I wasn't able to share any creations with you all for a week! 
Hopefully I will be able to make it up to you!
I organize a monthly Sketch and Color Challenge for an upline's group and love it!  
I love being creative and challenging myself to think 'outside the box' and of course challenges help us do just that!  Here are the challenges this month:

Here is my version:

I combined the Sketch and Color Challenge to create this card.  Although it's hard to see, the Calypso Coral piece is embossed with the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder from the Occasions Catalog.  The ribbon is our White Organza Ribbon, but I've taken a Pistachio Pudding Stampin' Write Marker and colored it to match my card!

You can see that the flower image especially looks almost watercolored which partly is the stamp, but I chose to use Naturals White Card Stock instead of Whisper White.  I like the natural feel it gives to this card!  Enjoy!

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