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Panel Canvas Technique

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Karen N here today sharing with you a fun technique that you can use to create a home decor piece called canvas panel with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower Paper.  I took a class from Tim Holtz a couple years ago and have adapted what I learned into a simple way to create something cool to hang on the wall.  Here’s the finished piece. You can see other home decor ideas on our pinterest cardmaking page as well.

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I started with a 6″ x 6″ canvas that I from a secret sister program I was in.  I took the back off of a 6×6 paper pad and cut it to 5″x5″, then I cut it in half.  For the vertical panels, I cut a 1.5″ piece and then cut 1/4″ off and used the rest of the panel on the left side.  On the right side, I cut 2″ and then cut off 1/4″, cut 1″ and cut off 1/4″ and then used the rest for the bottom panel.

Once the panels are all cut, then comes the FUN part.  Decorating them. I used the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower paper to cover them in varying patterns and added the following embellishments: See more Tim Holtz videos.

1. Upper left:  Sentiment (from Unity Stamp Company) and butterfly chip from UmWow Studio.

2. Lower left:  ribbon and lace from 3 Girl JAM and Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key (attached with a Tim Holtz jump ring.

3.  Upper right:  Flower cut from Elizabeth Craft Design die – Flower Set 1 and Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage leaves.

4.  Middle right:  Tim Holtz word band and Timeless Twine in Neutral

5.  Lower Right:  butterfly fussy cut from Wallflower paper.

You can embellish each panel however you want though.  Lots of fun to do….and something you’ll be proud to give as a special gift or to hang in your home!

To see a video with how I put together this canvas, please check this out or watch on youtube directly.

Craftily yours,

 

Karen

 

Changing it Up With Card Fronts

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

First off, I forgot to mention in the video these dies are ‘Pre-Order’ which means they haven’t hit the store yet, but if you like them order them now and they’ll be shipped as soon as they hit the shelf.  OK on with the show folks!  Spellbinders, bless their hearts, have done it again.  They are just so darn creative.  They have some new dies in their Shapeabilities Collection called Card Fronts.  I’m going to introduce you to two of them today.  They are super!  The 3 F kind – – – Fast, Fun and Fantastic! SEE VIDEO!

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I made one using each of the dies I have the Spellbinders Contemporary Strip and the Leaves A Fallin’ Card Front Dies.  I used Graphic 45’s Time to Celebrate  and  Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed paper collections along with some solid cardstock for my card bases.  Both cards are standard A2 size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

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These dies cut a decorative panel (which you can emboss for more detail) that fit directly on your A2 card front.  Or, if you don’t use the outer die to cut it out you can use a paper trimmer to trim to a custom size.  That’s what I’ve done on the Get Well Card because I was using a scrap of paper that didn’t quite fit the width of the die.  So I just used the inner panel for the decorative elements, embossed it and then cut it with my paper trimmer leaving the top edge wider than what you’d get if you used the die mat frame included.  I also snipped off the lower portion below the last row of circles.  So don’t be stuck in the ‘do it as it shows it’ puddle, change it up to fit what you have or the look you’d like to achieve.

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Using the Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sentiments 4 I added the script ‘thinking of you’ and ‘get well’ to each card.  These are fantastic word sentiment dies that cut easily and pop out with no problem at all.  You can always add some glitter and/or Glossy Accents to give the words more zip and pizzazz.  The last die I used was the  die-namites ‘Lovely Grass for the inside.  This is a darling die and I cut it down quite a bit to fit the card base.  I haven’t tried it yet but they say among other things you can cut even thin chipboard and cork sheets.  So I hope you’ll check out the card fronts and watch the video too, I’ll walk you through the dies and the construction of the cards to inspire you to change up your card fronts with the new Spellbinders Shapeabilities Card Front Dies.

Go ahead and check out my video as well if that helps!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Patti

Visit me on A Soul’s Heartbeat – Blogspot and Facebook

Supplies from the store:

S4- 454: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Card Front Die – Contemporary Strip
S4- 461: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Card Front Die – Leaves A Fallin’
S2- 140: Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sentiments 4
DN-1024: die-namites Lovely Grass Die
4501006: Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate 12×12 Paper Collection
HCDP1 233: Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Paper Collection
657900: Sizzix Big Shot Machine
656499: Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin Dies
T-001: Spellbinders Tool ‘n One

Wedding Card using Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

A great Card idea for Dog Lovers! This week I decided to make a Wedding card or invitation using Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs. This may seem like and unusual choice for a Wedding card, but not if you are making a card for an animal lover! Anyways here are the supplies that I used for my card. View more wedding cards or other cardmaking ideas!

Products available at Cut at Home:

Spellbinders Decorative Elements, Label Thirty-Nine – SKU: S4-464
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs 12 x 12 Paper Pack – SKU: 4500970
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Ephemera Cards – SKU: 4500976
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Black Soot – SKU: TIM19541
Sizzix Big Shot – SKU:657900

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I also used a stipple brush, corner punches and bling from my stash.

This was a pretty quick and easy card. I used a 5″ x 7″ card base, I cut a piece of the black pattern paper 6 3/4 x 4 3/4, I also cut a piece of the gold pattern paper using the Spellbinders die. This is where the sentiment will be placed. I inked the edges of the black patterned paper.

After I had the pieces cut I used a paper punch and punched photo corners out of both the 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 paper and the other patterned paper. I adhered these pieces to my card base. The I place the die cut in the middle of the card and added the sentiment, before I adhered the sentiment I used a corner rounder and rounded the edges. The I was ready to add the finishing touch, the bling!

Here is a look at the finished card:

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I hope that you enjoyed my project, it was lots of fun!

Till next time, Thanks and Happy Scrappin!

Polly
pazasproductions.blogspot.com

Playing with Little B Dies

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

If you’re not familiar with Little B dies I hope you’ll want to be by the time I’ve shared this post with you.  Little B dies are chemically etched cutting dies which have a special coating adhered to them to ensure that they release quickly and easily each time you use them.  What I really liked was how they come to you, complete with their own little storage folder!  Super slick and so easy to stick on a shelf and find just the one you want at a glance.

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Each Little B die set come with a photo on the left side of the folder and a magnetic panel on the right to store the dies when not in use.  There are two large round magnets which hold the folder closed when you’re storing the dies.  On the spine is the name of the die set which is a fantastic when you’re searching for a particular set.  Easy Peasy!

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You can see how beautifully the scallops cut and emboss in my card below.
Here I’ve used the Scallops to form not only the card base itself but the journaling spot on the inside as well.

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 I also used die cuts from the Bouquet sets including flowers and leaves.
You can see how the die looks without the accompanying decorative embossed scallop in the white journaling spot above.

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So many possibilities with these dies.  Be sure and check them out in the store today.  The papers I’ve used for the decorative card elements are from Graphic 45‘s new Time to Celebrate collection.  I’ll share a more in depth look at the dies and packaging, close ups of the cards and some more photos in the video below.

Thanks and Happy Scrapin’!

Patti

Visit me at A Soul’s Heartbeat – Blogspot and Facebook
100380: Little B Cutting Dies – Scallops
100394: Little B Cutting Dies – Bouquet
100396: Little B Cutting Dies – Handwritten
4501015: Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate 12×12 Paper Collection
658300: Sizzix Big Shot
656499: Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin Dies

Papercrafting – Graphic 45 Tag Album

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

I’m here today with another Design team project for Cut At Home! I’m so excited to share this super easy tag mini album! I’ve used the Graphic 45 Regular tag album, and the beautiful Graphic 45 Botanical tea 8×8 & 6×6 patterned paper. This album is great for little photos, it will hold up to 4×4 photos…great for those instagram pictures!

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I simply traced and cut the paper, and used wet glue to adhere to the tag. I then inked all the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage photo. On the front of the album, I used some handmade flowers, pearl spray, and a tag from the G45 Botanical tea Chipboard 1.

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I’ve used several pockets, and tags from the Botanical tea Tags & Pockets set, along with the Chipboard 1. I’ve also used the brand new Spellbinders dies that are available for pre-order…they are gorgeous! This was super easy & fun to do, I hope you’ll give it a try!

Here’s a video, showing how I made this album, from start to finish…enjoy! Check out some other great projects of graphic 45 on pinterest as well: http://www.pinterest.com/cardmaking/graphic-45/

Supplies used:

G45 Regular tag album: SKU: 4500625
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage photo: SKU: TIM19527
G45 Botanical tea 8×8: SKU: 4500888
G45 Botanical tea 6×6: SKU: 4500887
G45 Botanical tea Chipboard 1: SKU: 4500895
G45 Botanical tea Tags & pockets: SKU: 4500892
Spellbinder dies: SKU: S4-466

Additional items from my stash:  Pearl spray, flowers, brads, ribbon, doily, seam binding, charms, crochet twine, hot glue, and Scotch quick dry glue.

Hope you’ve enjoyed, thanks for stopping by! Please find me on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/corenescreations. Corene

How to Make a Covered Box

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Today I want to share a covered box that I made for my sister.  The main supplies are simple — some beautiful Graphic 45 paper, a Copic marker, a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Configurations box, and some Scor-Tape.  The result is gorgeous — I don’t think the pictures do it justice.

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Several weeks ago I purchased one of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology “Configurations” boxes.  These boxes are designed with a lot of interior smaller boxes that you can move around into different configurations.  I thought maybe I would do a shadow box or something.  When going through my stash, I found some of my favorite cardstock from Graphic 45, both from A Ladies’ Diary Collection, that I wanted to use to make a covered box.  I’ve always hesitated on that because I didn’t have the right box for it.  With the interior pieces out, the Tim Holtz box was perfect — a project is born!

The two papers I wanted to use for the project were cream and black, so it made sense to me that the box edges should change from the normal Kraft color to black.  There are a couple of ways of doing this, but I wanted simple — so I grabbed my black Copic marker (100), and started coloring the edges.  Because I’m not going to coat the finished box with anything (any fixative sprays, etc.), I don’t want the paper to extend fully from edge to edge — it is too easy for it to catch and pull loose.  Very quickly the box would begin to look unattractive.  Because of this I needed to color all of the edges of the box about one-quarter inch in.  This is very easy to do (especially with a Copic marker), but it does take a little time.  Since I was using a fresh marker, it only took one coat (other markers may take several coats to give good coverage).  The Configurations box has a view window in it, so it is important to color all of the interior edges as well as the exterior edges.  Some people prefer to paint the box instead — that will work too, although you have to factor in paint drying times, etc.

Once the box was colored, it was time to begin measuring so that I could cut my paper.  The box itself measures approximately 6.75″ x 8.75″ and is approximately 2″ deep.  When deciding on paper, you’ll need one 12″x12″ sheet for each side of the box (2 exterior, 2 interior).  For my box, I used three 12″x12″ sheets of paper, and two 8″x8″ sheets of paper.  The interior is slightly smaller than the measurements listed above, so the 8″x8″ paper can work there.  Before cutting any of the paper, it is important to carefully measure each of the sides of the box.  You need a good ruler for this — you’ll be working in 1/8″ increments.  While measuring, keep in mind that the interior of the box is slightly smaller than the exterior of the box (approx. 1/4″), the base of the box is smaller than the lid of the box.  Everything has to be measured carefully, and the cut pieces have to be kept separate so that they are used for the proper part of the box.  Note that you may find some curved or rolled edges that will not cover easily with the cardstock.  Your measurements should not include these kinds of edges.

Once I measured all parts of the box, I began to cut the papers.  I made my cut size approximately 1/8″ smaller than the measured size so that the paper would not extend fully edge-to-edge on the box.  This will cut down signs of wear-and-tear on the box, and prevent the paper from catching as the lid is placed on, etc.  When in doubt, cut a little bigger and be prepared to trim — if you cut a piece too small, it probably cannot be used.  Needless to say, the cutting is best done without interruptions so you don’t lose track of what you’re doing.

Once all of the pieces are cut, it is time to cover the box.  I used Scor-Tape for this — specifically 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  Some may consider it a little bit of over-kill, but I wanted a very strong bond.  I was careful to place the Scor-Tape at the very edge of my piece of paper, and to cover it fully from edge-to-edge on each side.  This way there is a good strong bond, and no easy way for something to get under the paper and rip it away.  Over time the paper will distress a little, but it should just add to the charm of the box — kind of like a vintage box.  It doesn’t really matter which side you cover first, etc.

Once all of the paper is attached to the box, it is important to run your marker along the edges of the paper.  This will blend the edges into the box, and if any white from the core of the paper, etc. is showing it will cover that up.  All of the careful work with the marker leaves a really nice finished edge that becomes part of the design and charm of the box.

The box includes a piece of acetate that also must be attached to the inside of the box lid — that should be one of the last things that you do.  It is clear, so it made sense to me to put it on after the paper was in place (my concern with taping it underneath the paper is that if it starts to come loose, it would take the paper with it.  Please see the short video for additional instructions on how to make a covered box.

The final step is decorating the box.  I used the pewter foil from the Spellbinders A Gilded Life foil pack to create a base for my flowers.  Before attaching it to the box, I trimmed just a little from the side, and then used my Copic marker to put a black edge around each side of the foil (alcohol ink markers will work on almost any surface).  I ran it through my Grand Calibur using the Vintage Damask Texture Plate to add some dimension to the foil.   I attached the foil at the sides and at the bottom with Scor-Tape.   The flowers that I used to decorate the box are purchased flowers.  Of course there are a number of beautiful flower dies that could also be used to make flowers to embellish the box.  I used Scor-Tape to attach the tall branch at its base, and glue dots to hold the rest of the flowers and to stabilize the branch, etc.  I added a matching bow to finish the project.

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Covered boxes make wonderful gifts, and they really are not very expensive to make (depending on materials used, probably only around $20).  It is a gift they’ll talk about for years to come!

 

Supplies used

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Configurations Box — I used the 6.75″ x 8.75″ size

Coordinating Papers — I used “Fashion Plates” and “Moment in Time” from the Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary Collection (you’ll need approximately 4 12″x12″ sheets)

Spellbinders A Gilded Life foil pack (only 1 sheet is needed)

Spellbinders A Gilded Life Vintage Damask Texture Plate

Die Cutting/Embossing machine — I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Black marker — I used a Copic marker (100)

Detailed ruler

Paper trimmer

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal — I used 1/2″ Scor-Tape throughout the box

Ribbon — I used 1″ bridal white wired ribbon

Flowers — I used the Prima Blossom Branches Almond and Petaloo Faux Dried Blooms (cranberry/amber/green)

Glue dots (to hold the flowers, etc. in place)

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

 

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