Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Clear Scraps - Artist Trading Coins

Hello and Happy Tuesday, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Clear Scraps!

There are lots of fun trends in paper-crafting!
Some come and go...and some stay forever!
Sometimes I'm slow in getting to them...
such as Traveler's Notebooks...which I've just been getting into.
However, when I began seeing the Artist Trading Coins pop up,
I knew I had to make some. 
Clear Scraps has the perfect stencils to use in the process!

I began by cutting several 2 1/2" circles.
The top 6 are two different kinds of watercolor paper,
the bottom three are chipboard.


Then I gathered several sprays and mists for the watercolor paper, 
and some Distress Oxide Inks for the chipboard.


Then I gathered all my wonderful Clear Scraps stencils,
and some contrasting inks, and got to playing! :o)


Here is what my ATCoins looked like after that fun:
(I didn't use a stencil on the one in the middle. I liked it the way it was.)


Then I went through and added some simple embellishments.
I added: a punched flower/leaves, Tim Holtz Word Stickers, Dymo Label word, 
Washi tape sentiment, punched bird, bling, punched butterfly, and stamping.


Clear Scraps Stencils Used:
(from top left corner)









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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
These were so much fun to make!
Clear Scraps has so many fantastic stencils to use for this fun trend!
You can find a printable tutorial of this project over at the Clear Scraps blog!
I'll be back with another project share next week! :o)

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Friday, 14 September 2018

Rinea Scene Card Tutorial - Partnership with Rita Barakat

Hello, my friends!

Today I have a fun tutorial for Rinea.

I'm going to show you how to make this fun scene card:



 I'm using the Princess Foiled Paper Variety Pack for this project, 
along with a piece of Emerald/Emerald Starstruck Paper,
and a piece of Sapphire/Sapphire Starstruck Paper
  
We're also partnering up all this month with Rita Barakat,
and I've used the lovely Picnic Princess Stamp Set.


Other materials used: 

  • StazOn Ink - Jet Black;
  • Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black;
  • Fiskars Border Punch - Grass; 
  • EK Success - Flower Punch;
  • Cloud Die;
  • Spectrum Noir Markers;
  • White Cardstock.


1. Using the Memento Ink, I stamped the image on white card. 
2.Using the StazOn Ink, I stamped the picnic blanket part of the image on the Lavender/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper



3. Create a 5 1/2" square card base from white cardstock.
4. From the Sapphire/Sapphire Starstruck Paper cut a piece that measures 5 1/2"x 4".
5. From the Emerald/Emerald Starstruck Paper, cut a piece that measures 5 1/2"x 2". Punch across the the top of this piece using the Grass border punch. 
6. Die-cut some clouds out of the Silver/Silver Starstruck Foiled Paper.
7. Fussy cut the picnic blanket. Now adhere all these pieces in place on the card base. Refer to the finished card for placement.


8. Color the image, and then fussy cut it out, cutting off the picnic blanket. 


9. Using a flower punch, punch several flowers out of the piece used for the picnic blanket. They are purple on one side, and gold on the other side. 


10. I added the blue sky piece first. Next, I added the green grass piece, bending some of the grass forward to add dimension. I adhered the clouds in place, and then added the picnic blanket where I wanted it. I used a wet glue on the bottom of the image, where it adhered to the picnic blanket. I added foam tape to the rest of the image, to make it stand out from the background. Finally, I added the flowers randomly around the page. 


Here's a close-up of the image:


Here's is one final look at the finished card:


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Thursday, 13 September 2018

My Scrap Chick - Some Pretty Tulips For You!

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new DT post for My Scrap Chick!

Today I am sharing the Tulips A2 Card.

It's such a pretty file!
The oval is open for any sentiment to be added.



There are multiple layers of leaves and stems,
which adds some extra dimension.
I adhered both the tulips and the oval with foam tape.


Finally, I added some white dots to the tulips for highlights.


It's a really fun one to put together! 
I think it would be a really fun one to receive too! :o)


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Prima - Melody;
Stamp: CTMH - For Every Occasion;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Marker: Sharpie - White Paint.

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I hope you'll head over to the shop and give it a try! 
Have you signed up for the My Scrap Chick newsletters yet?
Don't forget to do that!
You really don't want to miss out on any of the great freebies! :o)

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Clear Scraps - Vintage/Heritage Mini Album

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Clear Scraps!

I've been on a bit of a heritage quest this Summer.
After attending several family reunions, 
and taking a little road trip,
family ancestry has been on my mind.

All of that led into the creating of this lovely little mini album.
This is the Chipboard 5 x 7 Reg Album.
It comes with four chipboard pages.
This is my favorite kind of album to have on hand.
It can be used for anything at all!
I dressed mine up just a little bit by adding a clear acrylic cover.
I did this by simply cutting a 5 x 7 piece from a 12 x 12 Acrylic Sheet.
An acrylic cover is so much fun to decorate!

Here's my album:

It's always fun to play with both sides of the acrylic,
and to consider what to show behind it.


I didn't have photos of my ancestors printed out and ready to use.
I came across this page of vintage images printed out from my Gecko Galz days.
It worked beautifully with this collection. 
The quotes and tags are perfect for a Heritage type album.


With some simple matting, and the addition of a few embellishments, 
these photos are beautifully displayed on these pages.


An album like this would make a lovely gift, wouldn't it?
Perfect for a special birthday or anniversary!


This is the back cover. 
Usually I add ribbons to my rings.
Plain rings seemed better suited to this album.


Other Materials Used:
  Colorbok - Vintage Rose Collection;
Vintage Photo Distress Ink;
Cheery Lynn Designs Die;
Gecko Galz -Vintage Beauties Collage Sheet; 
Crafts Pearls.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope this gave you some ideas for creating your own album!
I'll be back with another project share next week! :o)

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Monday, 10 September 2018

Swedish House Crafts - Congrats Card

Hello, my friends

As promised, I'm back today with another card share for Swedish House Crafts!

  Today I'm featuring another of the Roxstamps word dies.
 This time it's the "Congrats" die. 
These dies are so lovely and they cut beautifully too! 


 The papers are all from the beautiful Pion Design - To My Valentine Collection. 


I tied a pretty triple-looped bow, and added some lovely red paper flowers. 
I added a touch of Diamond Stickles to the flowers for a bit of sparkle.


Here's a closer look at the lovely die-cut word. 
I also added some Stickles to the flowers on the pretty printed roses. 


Here's one final look at the finished card: 


Thanks for stopping by today! 
I'll see you again soon with another fun project!

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Links to products I used:


Don't forget about the fabulous 50% off sale still going on!
 Things are selling very fast! 
Everything will ship as soon as Suha is back after the 16th of September! 
Have fun! :o)





Friday, 7 September 2018

Swedish House Crafts - Memories Card

Hello, my friends

After a little holiday, the DT of Swedish House Crafts is back at work!
I'm happy to be sharing a new card with you today!

  I used this sweet image, from the Family Moments page from Pion Design, to create my card. 
It reminded me of the days when my girls were little 
and they loved to listen to me read their bedtime stories!
Where did those days go?  


 I've used a sweet paper from the Pion Design - Easter Greetings Collection, 
and matted the image with a beautiful teal page from Mr Tom's Treasures.
 I added this wonderful "Memories" from Roxstamps. 
It's perfect with the vintage image. 
Then I added some flat sequins randomly around the page.


The image is so lovely!
It's got a pretty tint of blue and pink.


  Finally, I added a few of the lovely Barley stems that I braided together.


Here's one final look at the finished card:


Thanks for stopping by today!
 I'll be back on Monday with another fun project!


Links to products I used:


Don't forget about the fabulous 50% off sale still going on! 
Things are selling very fast! 
Everything will ship as soon as Suha is back after the 16th of September! 
Have fun! :o)




Friday, 31 August 2018

Clear Scraps - Fun Shovel Shaker Card

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Clear Scraps!

Today I am sharing this super fun Mini Shaker Shovel,
which you can find HERE.

Since summer is almost over, I thought I better use this one quick!
Then I realized it would be super cute for a Winter card too! lol 

Here's my card:


I found the cute background paper in my stash of printable papers.
I thought it was perfect for this card!
I layered it up on some coordinating cardstock.


The shaker shovel includes several layers.
I covered the back layer with the yellow cardstock.
I covered the front layer with the red cardstock.


Before adhering the layers all together, 
I added the shaker elements. 
I also remembered to remove the protective film from the acrylic! ;o)
Finally, I stamped, punched, and layered the "Hello Sunshine" sentiment.


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock,
Unknown Digital Paper;
Punches: Stampin' Up - Oval and Scalloped Oval;
Stamp: Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Shaker Elements: Assorted Sequins, Beads, and Glitter.

Clear Scraps Products:


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I'll be back with another project share next week! :o)

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