Thursday, 24 November 2022

Pretty Cards For My November Journal for RachandBellaCrafts

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new project post for Rach & Bella Crafts!

Last week I shared with you a peek at my November journal project;
with a look at my cover and some tags.

This week I am sharing another part of this journal.


These beautiful cards are made with the Ladies of Abbott Fuller Graves Collection.
I thought they would look really pretty in my lace journal.

I matted them all with cardstock. 
Then I added either a Scripture verse, or a word, along with a little bit of cheesecloth. 


When I was putting them together,
I tried to match the verse/word with the image.

I think they're really lovely,
and I'm excited to add them to my journal!

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Rach&Bella Crafts Products Used:

Ladies of Abbott Fuller Graves Collection;

 Botanical Words and Verses.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'll be back next week to share my finished journal!

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Here are all the links:

Rach&Bella Crafts Facebook Page

Rach and Bella Crafts Etsy Shop

Rach&Bella Crafts Instagram    

Monday, 21 November 2022

Coffee Heaven for Kate Crafts Store

  Hello, my friends!

It's time for another fun project for Kate Crafts!

That means I've made another album for you to see.
For this one I have used the Coffee Heaven Collection!

So much fun!

This also means I have another video flip through for you to see!

Here's the video:

 


Just a few notes about this journal:

I used the Tonic Studios Memory Book Dies for my base.
I covered the spine with Bowdabra Burlap Ribbon.
Everything was inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The pretty crinkle bow is added with a bulb pin. 
Lots of room to add photos and journaling in this one.


Kate Crafts Products Used:


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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'll have more fun from Kate Crafts very soon!

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Here are all the links:

Kate Crafts Facebook Group

Kate Crafts Facebook Page

Kate Crafts Store on Etsy  

Thursday, 17 November 2022

A Peek at My November Junk Journal Project for Rach and Bella Crafts

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with my first November post for Rach & Bella Crafts!

This week I'm starting with a little look at the beginnings of my new journal.
I'm also sharing a tutorial on how to make a quick and easy shaker tag!

First, here's a look at the journal cover I made, and some of the tags.


Can you see the theme here? 
The main kit I'm using is Nanna's Antique Lace.
I also have some other fun goodies that I'll share next time.

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Now...onto the tag tutorial:


I started by cutting out the tag from the kit.
Can you see the sequins among the lace?
That is what inspired this tag.
I then cut a slightly larger tag from kraft cardstock. 


Next, I grabbed two nesting oval dies.
These dies are two sizes apart, which works very well.


Using the larger of the two dies, I cut two pieces of acrylic.


I layered the tags together, ensuring that the kraft tag framed the pretty lace image tag.
Then I cut the smaller oval out of the center of both tags.


I then glued the acrylic ovals onto the wrong side of each tag.
This is why it's nice to use a die two sizes larger.
It gives you room to work with. 
I then left them alone to dry.
Once they were completely dry,
I positioned the sequins and beads onto the oval of the kraft tag.


I added a generous bead of glue around the oval of the other tag,
and adhered it in place over the other tag, sandwiching all the bits in between.
Leave it alone to dry completely.
If you move it around before it's dry, some of the bits can get into the glue bead.

See how easy that is?
It makes such a pretty addition to my junk journal!

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Rach&Bella Crafts Products Used:

Nanna's Antique Lace

Other Materials Used:
Fabric and Lace from My Stash;
Grafix Acrylic Sheet;
Tutti Designs Stitched Oval Dies;
Kraft Cardstock;
Assorted Sequins and Beads
 

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'll be back soon with another fun project for Rach&Bella Crafts!

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Here are all the links:

Rach&Bella Crafts Facebook Page

Rach and Bella Crafts Etsy Shop

Rach&Bella Crafts Instagram   

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Marshmallow World Tutorial for Printable Cuttable Creatables

   Hello, my friends!

It's time for a fun new project for Printable Cuttable Creatables!

As I was browsing in the shop at all the fabulous Winter and Christmas files,
this project idea popped into my head.

 It was so much fun to make!

Here's my finished project:


Here are the files I used:





Here's how I did it:


I began by using the print/cut option for the marshmallow snowmen. 
The Smore Sleighride file included the plain snowman image. 
I used one of those as is, then I shrunk one down and flipped it.


Here they are cut out. Aren't they adorable? 
I really like the touches of green.

Then I went on to cut out all the other pieces:


I sized my title file at 11 inches wide.
I began with all the white bits.


Then I did the frosty blue cuts.
The one piece is a layer from the title file.
I chose the round tag from the tag set, and cut only the one layer - 3 times.


Then I cut the detailed/contrast lettering.
This I did in a milk chocolate brown color that matched the images.


Next, I adhered all the images onto the tags.


Then I started assembling the title.
I added the blue background onto the white base,
and then added the white elements on top.


Then I went on to add the detailed lettering.


I then cut four pieces of pretty shimmery ribbon that measured 8 inches.
I threaded a ribbon through the tag, and applied a little piece of double sided tape to the back, as shown.


I then folded the ribbon up, matching the edges.
The tape holds it in place nice and straight.
I repeated that process for the other two tags.


Next, I laid the title piece, and the three tags, face down on my measuring mat,
ensuring that everything was lined up straight and even.


It's hard to see in this photo but I then used tape to secure both ribbon ends in place.
I then decided to go back and cut one more of the large white layer pieces.
I adhered this to the back, as it enclosed the ribbons and finished things off.
I don't have a photo of that but I'm sure you don't need one.


Then it was just a matter of adding a couple of finishing touches.
I tied a three little ribbon bows, using the same ribbon,
and adhered them to the top of each tag.


I punched a hole in the top of the title piece, added an eyelet.
I then inserted the fourth piece of ribbon through the eyelet and tied a knot.


Finally, I added some sparkly Stickles to the snowflakes.


Isn't that fun?
I am hanging it above my coffee center.
We enjoy lots of hot chocolate in Winter.
It would also be a fun gift for anyone that loves hot chocolate
...and marshmallows, of course!
You can even get the kids involved! :o)

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Other Materials Used:
Cricut Explore Air Machine;
Celebrate It Ribbon;
American Crafts Cardstock;
Eyelet;
Stardust Stickles.

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

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Here are all the links for you:

Printable Cuttable Creatables Shop

Printable Cuttable Creatables Blog

Printable Cuttable Creatables Facebook  

How to Use Bowdabra Ribbon as a Design Element on a Card

            Hello, my friends!

It's time for another fun Bowdabra project!

This time there isn't a bow in sight!

 Today's project is Christmas card,
totally inspired by this pretty Christmas ribbon from the shop.


Here is how I did it:


Supplies used:

Bowdabra Christmas Ribbon;
Square Front Card Base;
Digital Cardinal - from Kate Crafts Shop;
Assorted Die-Cut Sprigs;
Glitter Glue.


Isn't that a pretty ribbon?
I just had to feature it on my card.

1. I began with a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" green cardstock card base. I cut a piece of ribbon that measured 5". I used pinking sheers to cut it, to prevent fraying. Consider the placement of the design before you cut. You want to have a full image, and not just the top and bottom. I also fussy cut out another design element.


2. I adhered the ribbon along the left side of the card, leaving an even border around. 
3. I then added the sprig die-cuts in place on the bottom right corner.
4. I added the die-cut cardinal in place on the sprigs.


5. The fussy cut element was adhered to the inside of the card, along with a second smaller bird. I left room to add a sentiment.
6. Finally, to finish everything off, I added stickles to all the sprigs. The ribbon has beautiful glitter on it, so I wanted it to match. 


I really liked this beautiful ribbon!
I knew right away that I wanted to use it on a card front.
It was fun to find some elements that would work with it.

Ribbon doesn't have to be just used to make bows!
There are so many other ways pretty ribbons can be used!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back next month with another fun bow project!

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Here are all the Bowdabra links for you:

Bowdabra Shop

Bowdabra Blog

Bowdabra Facebook  

Monday, 14 November 2022

Leaves and Lattes with Polka Dot Orchard

   Happy Monday, my friends!

Today I have a fun new project share for Polka Dot Orchard!   
 "Where Friendship Meets Creativity"!

 I'm still having so much fun with these Autumn themed cards!
There are so many great sets available in the shop.

 This time I used:

Leaves and Lattes Digital Stamp Set

Here's my card:


Although we have snow on the ground now,
it was beautiful Fall leaves on the ground when I made this card.
I have definitely been enjoying lots of great lattes! 


I printed and colored the image, and then did some simple layering.
The sentiment is so fun!

Finally, I added a few matching enamel dots.


It would be a lovely card to mail out with a coffee gift card tucked inside!
There are so many fun ways to use this stamp set! 

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Polka Dot Orchard Items Used:

 Leaves and Lattes Digital Stamp Set


Other Materials Used:
Spectrum Noir Markers;
Recollections Cardstock;
Your Next Stamp Enamel Dots.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back to share more digital stamp fun soon!
It's probably time to move on to the next season! ;o)

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Here are all the links for you:

Polka Dot Orchard

Polka Dot Orchard Facebook

Polka Dot Orchard Instagram  

Monday, 7 November 2022

Art of Autumn Junk Journal for Kate Crafts

 Hello, my friends!

It's time for another fun project for Kate Crafts!

Today I'm sharing another flip-through video of my latest journal. 

I have made an Autumn themed journal feauring:

 Art of Autumn Collection.

The best news for you is that this collection is now on sale - 40% off.

Here's the video:

 


Just a few notes about this journal:

I made a fabric journal cover to match the collection.
The journal contains one signature.
Below is a list of other printable products used in the journal.

 

Kate Crafts Products Used:





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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'll have more fun from Kate Crafts very soon!

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Here are all the links:

Kate Crafts Facebook Group

Kate Crafts Facebook Page

Kate Crafts Store on Etsy  

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