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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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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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I'll be back with another project share very soon! :o)

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Monday, 23 July 2018

Simply Crafty SVGs - Part 2 of Card and Card Holder Series

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new project share for Simply Crafty SVGs!

This is Part 2 of my fun Series.
If you missed it...you'll find Part 1 HERE.
Each post includes a card/cards, along with a card holder,
both available in the shop.
I think sets like these make fabulous gifts,
so this may help you get ready for the gift giving season well in advance.
They are also really great to keep and use for organizational purposes.
I hope to share a variety of styles, so as to appeal to all of your tastes! :o)

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Part 2 Files:

Cards: A2 Frame Card Set 2

Holder: Flip-Over Greeting Card Holder

We'll start with the A2 Frame Card Set 2.
This file contains four fabulous card designs. 
Each one has multiple frames and layers,
so the creative possibilities are endless!

I stamped a sentiment in the center of the frame,
and added a pretty double looped bow.

Now we move on to the card box.

As the name suggests, this box has a flip-over top.
It comes with a different cutout closure.
Since I was going for a vintage-y feel,
I opted to add this metal closure instead.

You can see my card and envelope peeking out.
This would hold a very nice collection of both.

The top has multiple score lines, creating a nice curve.

Here's a look at the set together:

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Crate Paper - Story Teller Collection;
Stamp: Stampin' Up - Pursuit of Happiness;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink - Vintage Photo;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.

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Isn't that a lovely way to store cards,
or a beautiful way to gift a set of cards?

So head on over to the shop and pick up these files:

Cards: A2 Frame Card Set 2

Holder: Flip-Over Greeting Card Holder 

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you found some inspiration!
I'll be back next month to share Part 3! :o)

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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Mirtillamente - June Mini Album Kit

Hello, everyone!

I'm back today with a fun share for

I want to share with you the fun Gate-fold Mini Album that I have created for you, 
This kit is available in the shop right HERE
It is a beautiful kit,
 full of gorgeous papers and decorative elements!

I wanted to create an album that would show everything off
 but also give an opportunity to hold many photos and memories. 
When you purchase the kit, 
you will receive a full step-by-step tutorial on how to put this album together.
This tutorial is available in English, and in Italian!

Here is the cover of my album:

Here is a sneak of one inside page:

I hope you like what you see! 
Head over to the shop right now and purchase your kit! 
Once you have created your mini album, please share it with us!

Also, don't forget that there's a great sale going on in the shop! 
You can pick up some wonderful deals! 
Have fun shopping!

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

You Don't Want To Miss This...

Hello, friends!

Here's a quick announcement post for you! 
You're not going to want to miss this one!

Again, here's the link for you:

Have fun! :o)

Monday, 16 July 2018

Clear Scraps - Just a Pretty Card!

Hello, my friends!

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

Today I'm featuring this great 6" Doily Mat Stencil.
You can find it in the shop HERE.

It's such a pretty lacy looking doily stencil,
so I just had to create a pretty card!

I began by applying white gloss embossing paste through the stencil. 
It's so pearly and pretty on the rough wood paper.

I added the wood paper on a white cardstock card base.
The center needed a little something,
and this lovely "Faith" die-cut was just the right addition. 

I tried to get a photo that would show the pearly shine,
and the dimension, but it doesn't really show up very well. 

I made the big blue rose from cardstock,
and then surrounded it with other little flowers from my stash. 
I added some dew drops, and some punched branches.
Then I dusted everything with some crystal glitter. 

Here's one last look at my finished card:

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Docrafts - Mr Smith's Workshop;
Embossing Paste: Dreamweaver - White;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Branch;
Flowers: The Nickel Nook and Assorted;
Bling: The Robin's Nest Dew Drops - Water,
Mainstays Crafts Glitter - Crystal.

From Clear Scraps:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back with another project share next week! :o)

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