Tuesday 9 July 2024

Printable Cuttable Creatables - Booked for the Summer Reading List Book

        Hello, my friends!

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

In case you missed the announcement...I'm back on the DT
...and excited to get back to work!

The project I'm sharing today would be a great one to involve the kids.
In my opinion, every kid should be working on a fun summer reading list!
I've shared other reading list projects, and my books are all full.
This file from PCC is just what I needed for a new one.

I've used:  Booked for the Summer

Here's my finished book:


I went through my stash of small journals and found this one.
It measures 5" x 7", has lined pages, and some tabbed dividers.
This will work perfectly for listing books in various categories.
You could find some great book options at any dollar store.
Let the kids pick out their own.


The first thing I did was upload the file at Cricut Design Space.
I chose the "Print Then Cut" option.
My book was 5" wide, so I resized the image to 4" wide.


I printed and then cut the image out, using my Cricut Explore Air.
Since my book cover was plain chipboard, I chose a matching pink cardstock to cover it.


I inked around the edges of the chipboard cover, using yellow ink.
Then I adhered the pink cardstock in place, before adhering the image to the cover.


Then I headed back to Cricut Design Space and used the "Cut" file.
Again, I sized the file to 4" wide, before cutting 2 blue and 2 gold.


I didn't use the entire cut file. I pulled out the elements that I wanted.
The kids would enjoy doing this too. 
They could choose their colours, and then pull out their favorite elements.

The following photos offer several options for decorating the pages:




The "S" used to make the word BOOKS was snipped off an extra "SUMMER".


Aren't those fun?


My book had a tight coil binding, so I decided not to remove it.
That meant that there was no inking done under the coil.
I adhered a skinny strip of ribbon to cover the plain chipboard.
Then I knotted several ribbon bits to the top coil.


Now I have a great new book to fill with all my summer reading lists! 
PCC makes it so easy to customize files!
With the options of "Print Then Cut" and "Cut",
we can personalize our projects in so many wonderful ways!

There are a multitude of great files in the shop for this type of project.

You can get the Book Lovers Bundle HERE.

Then how about a fabulous FREE Bookmark file.
After making the book, let the kids decorate/personalize their own bookmarks.

Use my code to get 15% off your purchase:

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Printable Cuttable Creatable Products I Used:

 Booked for the Summer

Other Materials Used:
Cricut Explore Air;
Unknown 5 x 7 Coil Notebook;
Recollections Cardstock;
Martha Stewart Ink - Yellow;
Offray Ribbon.

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Thanks for stopping by today!
I'll be back soon with another fun project!
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Monday 1 July 2024

My Vintage Album for Mini Album Mania's Final Challenge

   Hello, my friends!


It's time for a new Challenge at Mini Album Mania Challenge!

Unfortunately, this will be the final challenge. 
There just hasn't been enough participation for the challenge to continue.
I want to give Leslie a big thank you for giving it a shot!
It's been lots of fun to be involved.

Here's my mini album for this month:


I found this fun 6" chipboard album in my stash.
The cover is so simple and plain.
I stamped "vintage" and inserted it into a book plate that I placed on the front cover.
I did a little bit of inking on the edges...and it's done.


The background pages are all edge distressed.


All the embellishments and inserts have been inked.


I used a really fun combination of products
that work beautifully together.


There's lots of room for adding photos,
and documenting all the great memories.


The photos and words included also offer some good journaling prompts.


The background pages are perfect for a vintage album.


The vintage photos are such a fun addition.

 The back cover was just plain chipboard, so I didn't include a photo.

Thanks for looking!

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Materials Used:

Kate Crafts Store - Mini Kit #1;

Couture Creations - Vintage Rose Garden
(Meg's Garden / Denise B Design);

Crafty Cat USA - People of the Past;

Basic Grey Chipboard Album;
Making Memories Book Plate;
Unknown "vintage" stamp;
Tim Holtz Distress Tool;
Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

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Mini Albums are so much fun to make!

Head over to the Mini Album Mania Challenge Blog
to get all the rules and details,
and join in the fun!

I can't wait to see what you make!

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Wednesday 1 May 2024

Mini Album Mania May Challenge

   Hello, my friends!


It's time for a new Challenge at Mini Album Mania Challenge!


This challenge will begin today, May 1st, and continue until June 15th!
So you have lots of time to participate!

Here's my mini album for this month:


This fun Spring mini measures 5" square.
It consists of eight chipboard pages.
The cover has been decorated with one of the journaling cards,
along with some pretty flowers with pearl centers.
I added alphabet stickers to spell "SPRING".


Here I formed a pocket out of another journal card.
A coordinating tag is tucked into the pocket.
A pretty flower decorates the other page.


Here I added the journal card on the right,
creating a side-load pocket.
I tucked in a tag, and added another flower.


On the left side, I added a belly band.
On the right side, I added more flowers.


Another simple spread with a top-loading pocket on the right.


Here's another side loading pocket,
with a flower added to the right side.


Here's a belly band on the right with a pretty flower.
There's another journal card tucked into the belly band.


A flower on the left side,
and a top loading pocket on the right.

Finally, here's the back cover:


This is such lovely paper for creating a "SPRING" mini album!
So many pretty flowers, birds, and bees!

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Materials Used:
Graffix chipboard;
Craft Consortium - Cottage Garden Collection;
WRMK Corner Chomper - Cloud;
Offray Ribbon;
Tim Holtz and Heidi Swapp Staplers;
Assorted Flowers and Bling.

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Mini Albums are so much fun to make!

Head over to the Mini Album Mania Challenge Blog
to get all the rules and details,
and join in the fun!

I can't wait to see what you make!

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Friday 29 March 2024

Happy Easter with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies

Happy Easter, my friends!

You may have noticed that I haven't been around much lately.
I've been struggling with some eye issues.
It's been a struggle but I'm hoping the end is in sight! ;o)
(Pun intended)
If anything looks off...it's me, not you! 

I thought I would begin with some fun Easter cards for Emerald Creek Craft Supplies

I am featuring:

Fowl Line Cling Mount Stamp;

Happy Easter Cling Mount Stamp;

Pastel Blue Embossing Powder;

Pastel Lilac Embossing Powder;

Pastel Mint Embossing Powder;

and Pastel Pink Embossing Powder.

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Here are all three cards together:


Now I will walk you through how I created each one.


For this card, I cut a panel of white cardstock that measured.
Using embossing ink, along with the Fowl Line Stamp,
I stamped the image in rows.
I began and ended the stamp at different spots,
and stamping off the edge of the panel.
This gives it a nice random appearance.
I just eye-balled the stamping but a stamp positioner would work great.
I then sprinkled all four pastel shades of embossing powder. 
I began with pink in the top left-hand corner. 
I followed that with the blue, then mint, and finally lilac.
All were sprinkled in a pleasing angle.
Then I heat set the embossing powder.
To finish the card, I mounted the panel on a matching mint paper, using foam tape.
I then added it to a white card base before adding a pretty mint bow.


For this larger, tent-fold card, I followed the same process.
However, this time I stamped only three rows with embossing ink.
I used blue on the bottom two rows, and pink on the top.
I also embossed the "Happy Easter" in pink.
It's quite pale in the photos but it's lovely and shiny in real life.
I wrapped the front panel with ribbon before matting it on pink patterned paper,
and a layer of blue cardstock.
Finally, I added the bow, and some pretty matching dew drops.

Now for my final card:


I stamped/embossed the image only once on this card front.
I centered the image on the bottom, and then centered the sentiment on the top.
I used the pastel lilac embossing powder -it has a beautiful blue toned mauve colour.
I wrapped the panel with blue satin ribbon, and then added a smaller purple ribbon on top.
I used foam tape to adhere it to a decorative paper,
before adding it to my white card base.
Finally, I added a purple bow, and more pretty dew drops.


These two stamps were so fun to play with.
They would be lovely stamped with ink too
but I think the embossing adds such pretty shine and dimension!
Give it a try!

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Emerald Creek Products Used:

Fowl Line Cling Mount Stamp;

Happy Easter Cling Mount Stamp;

Pastel Blue Embossing Powder;

Pastel Lilac Embossing Powder;

Pastel Mint Embossing Powder;

and Pastel Pink Embossing Powder.

Other Materials Used:
White Cardstock;
Echo Park - Springtime;
K & Company - Poppyseed;
Recollections - Backyard Table;
 Robin's Nest Creative Dew Drops - Orchid and Water;
Offray Ribbon.

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

Emerald Creek Craft Supplies has such a great variety of fun products!
Head on over to the shop and check it out!

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Monday 26 February 2024

Creative Scrapbooker Magazine - Spring 2024 Issue

 Hello, my friends!

After taking a bit of a break from submitting,
I'm thrilled to have some projects in the most recent issue of 
Creative Scrapbooker Magazine!


First, I have very generously been given a full page for my Steampunk Envelope Album. 
I made this for Kate Crafts, and you can see the post HERE.


I also have two other cards in this issue, also created for Kate Crafts.
You can see that post HERE.


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As always, the Spring 2024 Issue is FULL of fabulous projects 
and beautiful inspiration! 
You can find one on your local stands! :o)


Monday 1 January 2024

Mini Album Mania - January Challenge

 Happy New Year, my friends!

Welcome to my first post of 2024!
Can you believe we're beginning another year already?
Where does the time go? ;o)


It's time for a new Challenge at Mini Album Mania Challenge!

Here's my mini album for this month:


I used a Sizzix pennant die for my base.
It measures 4 1/2" x 6".
I cut 10 pennants from black cardstock.


I used an old Echo Park Collection for all the backgrounds and bits.


Each spread has belly bands and tuck spots.


The collection included lots of fun journal cards.
Most of the backgrounds are open to add photos.


I used a lot of the cute stickers from the collection as well.


For my binding, I used two rings.
I added black cardstock reinforcements to each of the holes.

Finally, I tied a pretty piece of ribbon to each ring.
Here's the back cover.


Materials Used:
Sizzix Pennant Die;
Echo Park Paper Collection;
Black Cardstock;
Walnut Stain Distress Ink;
Binder Rings;
Offray Ribbon.
 

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Mini Albums are so much fun to make!

Head over to the Mini Album Mania Challenge Blog
to get all the rules and details,
and join in the fun!

I can't wait to see what you make!

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Sunday 24 December 2023

Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth for Emerald Creek Craft Supplies

Merry Christmas, my friends!

This is my last project this year, and it's for Emerald Creek Craft Supplies
The message is perfect, and something we should all be praying for!
 

Here's my card:


As with my last "stained glass" card,
I began by heat embossing the image with black embossing powder.
I then coloured the image in with the wonderful Kaleidoscope Watercolours.


I fussy cut around the image, 
and then added Stickles to the star, and around the head of baby Jesus.

I then layered the image up, beginning with the Starstruck Rinea Foiled Paper.
I thought the little stars in the background worked beautifully with the image.
It also adds some lovely shimmer and shine.
Then a skinny layer of red, before mounting everything on a black card base.


It's a beautiful stamp design, with so many design options!

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Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Used:

 Peace Large Cling Mount Stamp;

Quietfire Goth Black Modern Gilding Powder;

Kaleidoscope Watercolours:

Crushed Grapes;

Pomegranate Seeds,

Kananaskis Slate,

Swept Mustard.

Other Materials Used:
Mixed Media Paper;
DCWV Cardstock;
Rinea Starstruck Gold Foiled Paper;
Diamond Stickles.

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Thank you for stopping by today!
I would like to wish you all the Merriest Christmas!

I pray that your 2024 will be filled with PEACE and JOY!

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