Thursday, 24 May 2018

My Scrap Chick - Frog Critter Book

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new DT post for My Scrap Chick!

Today I am sharing this adorable Frog Critter Book file.
You can find it in the shop HERE.

This was so much fun to make!
Wouldn't the kids love it?
This is the boy version but the file comes with a girl version too.


I cut everything out of this fun green, double-sided paper.
I inked all the edges with green ink.


The inside pages are put together in an accordion fold.


I wanted more pages, so I added an extra page cut.


Since I was using a paper that was striped on the back,
I cut a second back piece to cover the bold stripe.
That left just the back of the eyes showing the stripes.


To finish this fella's cute face,
I drew in the smile and inked in the pink cheeks.


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, gcd Studios - Oh Happy Day Collection;
Ink: Martha Stewart - Stem Green, Pink Geranium;
Pen: Pigma Pen - Black.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Clear Scraps - Girls Bib Dress Mini Album

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Clear Scraps!
I can't begin to tell you how much FUN I had putting this one together! 
Those of you that know me...probably can guess how much I enjoyed it!
For the rest of you...I hope it shines through! :o)
I think mini albums are still one of my FAVORITE things to create! 

I've used the fabulous Girls Bib Dress Chip Album .
It's a wonderful size at 8 1/4" X 9", and comes with 5 pages.
I found the Prima Anne Marie Paperpad in my stash,
along with a package of tickets and tags.
It's like it was made for this album!
I've posted it without photos. 
It would be perfect for any little girl photos:
baby shower, birthday party, recital, etc. 

Here's the front of the album, assembled with rings tied with bows.



To the front cover, I added ricrac and flowers.


I used large scalloped circles for photo mats,
and cut strips from the border sheet for bands to hold tags.


Here I've added some tickets.
Also, I've layered scalloped circles with tags. 
I added another ticket to hold the circles in place under the band.


These pages both have pockets to hold journaling spots and tags. 


These colors match much better in person than shown in the photo! lol


The back cover has more ricrac and flowers.


Here's the back put together with the rings and bows. 


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Prima - Ann Marie Paper Pad,
Cardstock - Pink, Turquoise;
Tags/Tickets: Prima - Ann Marie;
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - LG Scalloped Oval;
Flowers: Assorted Prima;
Ribbon: Celebrate It;
Other: Brads, RicRac, Binding Rings.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

All Dressed Up - Challenge #81

Hello, my friends!

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at All Dressed Up!
The challenges are always Anything Goes but you MUST use an image from All Dressed Up.
There are freebies available at the challenge blog HERE! :o)

This month I used the fun image called "Boo I Can See You"
which you can find right HERE.
This image comes as a set of three that you can use on their own,
or use them all together.

I chose to use just the sweet girl...with the cat ears! 
(Annabel...this one's for you!)
Here's my card:

Did you notice the flowers?
It's been a while since I've added any flowers!


Once everything was put together,
I added a little bit of Bo Bunny Shimmer Paste to the flowers.


Here's a final look at the card:


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Fleur de Elegance, 
Gummiapan - Stitched Nesting Ovals;
Punch: WRMK Corner Chomper - Scallop,
Martha Stewart - Branch;
Flowers: Recollections;
Bling: Bo Bunny - Shimmer Paste.

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Monday, 14 May 2018

Clear Scraps - Embossed Acrylic Front Card with Tutorial

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Clear Scraps!
I'm also over on the Clear Scraps blog today.
There you'll find a printable version of this tutorial.

This time I have used a piece of a 12 X 12 Acrylic Sheet
from Clear Scraps to create a pretty card.
This acrylic is so much fun to play with!
It comes with a protective covering on both sides of the acrylic.
I appreciate it being there because it protects it from scratches, until you're all finished preparing it.

Here is the card I made:



Here's how I did it...

I began by cutting the acrylic 6" X 5".
I then cut one 6" side using the Tim Holtz Brackets On the Edge Die.
Now it measures about 6" X 4 1/2".
I cut a piece of decorative paper to measure 6" X 6".
Again, I cut one side with the die, this time with the multi-bracket side.
Score the card at 4 1/2" from the straight edge.


Next, I centered the acrylic piece in a small floral embossing folder.
At this point, the protective film is still in place.
Then I laid the Tim Holtz Oval Embossing Diffuser on top
before running it through my Big Shot.


Isn't that cool?
It embossed all but the center oval.
Now is the time to peel the protective cover off the front and back of the acrylic piece.


Next, I used the Embossing Diffuser as a stamp positioner for my sentiment. 
I wanted it to be in the center of the acrylic oval,
and this ensured that it was.


For the finishing touch on the acrylic,
I inked over the embossed flowers using green StazOn ink.
I also did some light inking around the edge of the acrylic.


To finish the card I did some pen stitching around the oval of the Diffuser.
I also added a stamped butterfly.
I used a decorative punch on the two bottom corners.
I used a strip of Score Tape to adhere the acrylic to the card fold.


I added an oval to the back of the card.
This offers a place to write a message, 
without interfering with the design on the front.



Finally, I added a pretty, sparkly double bow to the front of the fold-over.


Other Materials Used:
Paper: K & Company - Watercolor Bouquet;
Die: Tim Holtz On the Edge - Brackets,
Tim Holtz Emboss Diffuser - Oval,
Tutti Designs - Stitched Nesting Ovals;
Embossing Folder: Crafts Too - Small Flowers;
Ink: Staz On - Cactus Green, Memento - Nautical Blue;
Stamp: CTMH - Blessed;
Punch: WRMK Corner Chomper - Scallop;
Ribbon: Celebrate It;
Black Pigma Pen.

From Clear Scraps:


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Friday, 11 May 2018

Happy Father's Day with Swedish House Crafts

Hello, my friends!

I have a new project today for Swedish House Crafts!

With Father's Day coming up in June, I thought it was time I shared a Father's Day project. 
I had a great idea, started pulling products out to get to work,
 and got completely sidetracked by this lovely vintage image. 
It just happened to land on top of this beautiful teal paper from Pion Design. 


The lovely image has soft tints of blue in it, that the paper draws out beautifully! 
The teal is the back side of the Pion Design - Mr Tom's Treasures - Borders paper. 
I've also used some bits of the borders.


 I know that this isn't a typical Father's Day card. 
For some reason we always cover those cards with tools and manly things, 
and not tender family photos. 
Isn't this a lovely photo of a special Father/Child moment? 
It would be perfect for a man who has just become a Father too!


 One last look at the finished card:


Now that my distraction project is over, I will get back to my planned project. 
I'll be back to share that with you soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! :o)

Links to all the products I used:

My Scrap Chick - Pinafore Card

Hello, my friends!

I have a new project today for My Scrap Chick!

This card came from the Shape Cards Vol 1 File.
This sweet card is just one of the 10 cuts in this file.

Here is what I have made this week:


Isn't it cute?
Again, so many creative options!
Just change the papers, and you have a completely different card!


Do you see the sweet little hearts tucked in the pocket?
I just added a simple ribbon bow because my paper is quite busy.
However, you could have fun with lots of additional ribbons and lace, as well.


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Monday, 7 May 2018

New Release at All Dressed Up - Butterfly Girl

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a New Release post for All Dressed Up!

Today I'm sharing a new image called "Butterfly Girl",
which you can find HERE.

Isn't she lovely?
I just think the sketchy and bohemian nature of this image is really pretty!

I colored her up and fussy cut her out.


Then I just did some simple punching and layering.


Here's a closer look at the image:


One last look at the finished card:


Materials Used:
Papers: Bo Bunny - Enchanted Garden Printable,
Recollections - Cardstock;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Punch: Martha Steward - Butterfly Punch-Around-the-Page;
Bling: Stickles - Diamond.

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and see what everyone else has created! :o)

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