Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Rinea ATC Tutorial

Hello, my friends!

Today I have a fun tutorial for Rinea.

I'm going to show you how to make this fun ATC
using these fabulous foiled papers!

I'm using the Princess Foiled Paper Variety Pack for this project, along with a piece of gorgeous Jade/Jade Starstruck Foiled Paper from the Pastels Foiled Paper Variety Pack.
We're also partnering up all this month with Joy Clair Stamps,
and I've used the lovely Hugs and Smiles Clear Stamp Set.

Other materials used:
  • StazOn Ink - Jet Black;
  • Sizzix Bigz Die - ATC;
  • Small Chipboard Piece;
  • Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black;
  • Scrap of White Cardstock;
  • Bo Bunny Pearlescents - Silver;
  • Small Scissors.

1. Die-cut the ATC out of both the chipboard, and the Jade/Jade Starstruck Foiled Paper. Adhere the layers together. 

2. Using the StazOn ink, stamp the swirly design on multiple Starstruck Foiled Papers. I stamped it on the Lavender, the Silver, and twice on the Blush Pink.

3. Decide which color you want to use for the base. They all looked so pretty but I finally decided to use the Silver stamped image as the background. Fussy cut the flowers from the Lavender and Blush Pink stamped images. I used my favorite little fussy cutting scissors because these flowers are really tiny. 

4. Next, I stamped out a number of the sentiments from the Joy Clair stamp set, using the Memento ink. I cut the words all apart, matted them with the Lavender Starstruck Foiled Paper, and made up my own sentiment. 

5. Adhere everything in place. The assortment of little flowers were curled up before being added, to give them some lovely dimension. 

6. Add pearls to the center of each flower with Bo Bunny Silver Pearlescents. 

Here's a final look at the finished ATC:

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Clear Scraps - Joy Journey Journal

Hello, my friends!

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

This time I am showcasing the fabulous new Journey 6 x 8 Wood Album

Here is my journal:

I used several Clear Scraps stencils to decorate the Journal:

I also used a Distress Ink, and a gold metallic wax.

First, I inked the entire wood cover with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.

Then I stenciled the designs using the gold wax.
I used an inking tool to do this.
I went over the "Joy" using a gold paint pen, to make it stand out.

Finally, I adhered a piece of Rinea Gold/Gold Foiled Paper,
 behind the open "journey" in the cover.
I added six binding rings through the holes,
and then tied pretty gold metallic bows on them.

Here's the back cover:

One final look at the finished album:

Other Materials Used:
Rinea Gold/Gold Foiled Paper;
Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire;
DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Gold Rush;
Inking Tools;
Binding Rings - Six;
Gold Metallic Ribbon.

Clear Scraps Products Used:

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You'll find a printable version of this tutorial over at the
Clear Scraps Blog HERE.

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Clear Scraps - Decorated Clipboard Tutorial

Hello, my friends!

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

This week I am featuring two fun acrylic items:

I had so much fun putting this project together!

I created it in such a way that I can safely remove what I did,
and make a whole new project,
reusing the clipboard and frame!

Also, I've decided that it's time to start dipping into my hoard of Tim Holtz products! 
So you'll be seeing lots more ahead! ;o)

You may have noticed that this post is a little sparse today.
That's because you can find a complete step-by-step tutorial,
that you can print out,
over at the Clear Scraps Blog.

You'll find the post right HERE!

Please let me know if you have any troubles finding it! :o)

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

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Sunday, 29 July 2018

Rinea - Summer Scene Card Tutorial

Hello, my friends!

Today I have a fun tutorial for Rinea.

I'm going to show you how to make this fun summer card,
using these fabulous foiled papers!

I'm using the "Patriotic Foiled Paper Variety Pack" for this project.

Other materials used:
  • 6 1/2 X 4 1/2 White Card Base;
  • Sizzix Brenda Walton Thinlits Die - Whimsy & Delight;
  • Memory Box Die - Puffy Clouds;
  • Fiskars Border Punch - Grass;
  • Adhesive.

1. I began by pulling out the Patriotic Foiled Paper Variety Packs, in both the 6 X 12 and 4 X 6 sizes. I also pulled out this Sizzix die set that I found in my stash but have not been using. It inspired my Summer Scene card.

2. Then I decided my scene should have a few clouds as well. So I added this Puffy Cloud die from Memory Box. I began by cutting the clouds from the Starstruck Silver Foiled Paper.

3. Here you can see the rest of the die-cutting. I used Ruby Red Starstruck Foiled Paper to cut the flowers, balloon, tag (which I ended up not using), and hearts. I used the Glossy Silver/Gold Foiled Paper to cut the bicycle. Finally, I used the gold side of the Glossy Silver/Gold Foiled Paper to cut the basket and the leaves.

4. Next, I cut a skinny little strip of the Ruby Red Starstruck Foiled Paper
It's almost 1/8" wide by about 5" long. I wrapped it securely around a skewer. 

5. Then I pulled the skewer out, leaving the foiled paper in the perfect coiled shape. 
This is for the string of the balloon.

6. I decided that the Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper made a beautiful sky background. 
So I cut the background at 6 1/4 X 4 1/4 and adhered it to the center of the card base.
Then it was time to adhere all the die-cut pieces into place, as shown in this photo.

7. Before adhering the bicycle in place. I decided to add a little more dimension to the bottom of the card. 
I used the grass border punch and another strip of the Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper to do this. 
Then I adhered the bicycle in place on top. 

8. I curled the balloon slightly, and mounted it on foam tape. 
I added one end of the curly bit to the balloon knot, and then adhered it in place to the corner. 
I gently pulled the curly bit, and adhered the other end to the back of the bicycle. 

9. I adhered the balloons in place, layering them slightly, then added the heart on top. 

10. I adhered the basket to the front of the bike, and inserted the leaves. 
I finger pleated all five of the flowers, and adhered them to the top of the basket. 

Here's one final look at the finished card:

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I hope you feel inspired to try a fun Summer Scene Card of your own! :o)

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Friday, 27 July 2018

Swedish House Crafts - Soft Summer Card

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Swedish House Crafts!
This will be the last one until September. 
The DT has been given the month of August off!
We must have been good, right? ;o)

Today I'm featuring this beautiful 3D Embossing Folder from Crafter's Companion. 
It's called Textured Swirls, and it's really lovely!
I embossed a 5 X 7 piece of white cardstock, 
then did some simple colouring of the raised portions with my chalks. 
The chalks give it such a soft appearance. 

 Then I die-cut some loopy flowers, using a Gummiapan die,
 and added them in double layers. 
I also added some fussy cut butterflies left over from other projects. 
Both the flower paper and butterflies came from the Pion Design Easter Greetings Collection.

 Here are some close-up photos of all the details. 
I added pearls to the center of the flowers. 

Finally, I went in and added Diamond Stickles to everything.
 The entire card has a lovely sparkle!
There's lots of room in the center of the card to add a sentiment. 
I left it plain though because I really liked the texture of the embossed wood showing! 
It's an easy way to make a beautiful card, with or without the extra embellishments. 
There are lots of creative possibilities with this one!

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

Links to products used in this project:

Gummiapan Die - Little Flower

Also, don't forget this exciting event:

My Scrap Chick - Crayon Box...and Additional Fun Idea

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new DT post for My Scrap Chick!

Today I am sharing the "Crayon Box" file,
which you can find HERE.

This is such a fun little box! 
First, I made it as an actual crayon box.
I opted to use the band as a belly band, and attached the name to it.
This way the name can be slipped off and changed.
Isn't this just perfect for all the holiday road trips?
All the kids...and adults...can have their own personalized crayon box! 

It holds 24 crayons perfectly!

Then when I saw the finished size, I had another idea!
I've been wanting to cut out a stash of chipboard ATCs to have on hand.
This box is the perfect size to hold them!
The box is actually 3"x 4".
ATCs are 2 1/2"x 3 1/2"...perfect!
So I made a vintage style box and labeled it appropriately!

Again, I opted for a belly-band style wrap,
and layered it with a pretty punched border.

I've only added six chipboard ATCs so far
but it looks like it should hold 18-20.

This is another great cut file!
So fun to make...and so practical to use!
Another great gift idea too! 

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Clear Scraps - Acrylic Tag

Hello, my friends!

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

This week I've cut a tag from a 12 X 12 Acrylic Sheet.
You can find them in the shop HERE.
These acrylic sheets are so much fun to play with!
They cut beautifully with scissors, or any die.
The creative possibilities are endless!

My tag measures 4 x 7 1/2".
I began by embossing the tag, 
and then removing the protective coating from both sides.
I added the checked paper to the back of the tag.

Next, I tore some corners from a coordinating paper,
and I adhered them in place on the front of the tag. 

I added some sweet sentiments on foam tape...

...and adhered them in place.

Finally, I added a multi-loop bow to the top of the tag.

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Colorbok - Vintage Rose;
Embossing Folder: Darice - Damask Background;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Punch: Fiskars - Tag Corner.

From Clear Scraps:

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