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Celebrate the Journey in a Hot Air Balloon Mini

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Paul and I love going to Hot Air Balloon festivals and feel fortunate to have gone to five of them.  I have lots of photos from each event just sitting on my hard drive waiting to be scrapped.  Most of you that watch my videos and read my blog posts know I rarely make anything for my own use.  This time was a perfect exception!

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When I saw Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey Collection I knew I had to make something for my Hot Air Balloon photos.  The bonus was as I was surfing Sa Crafters Zibbet store I found the clincher!  She had just released a Hot Air Balloon chipboard mini which was going to work perfect with the papers.  I have to tell you this was so fun, doing a shaped mini this way!  I was a little stumped how I was going to open and close it, I punched the four holes across the bottom basket on each page with my Cinch and tried the coils but I pulled those out instantly, it just wasn’t the right look.  I had already used the jute cording on the basket and decided I’d lace the holes through each page and knot them below leaving them hang.  This was perfect.

I stP1130406ill needed some way to keep the mini closed when not looking at it.  and since it opens downward that meant something had to attach to the top.  The solution ended up simpler than I had thought.  I had some Tim Holtz Grungeboard, I guess you’d call them latches.  I painted them with Distress inks and then sprayed them with Mission Bells Brown and Time Travel Teal Starburst Sprays from Lindy’s Stamp Gang, perfect colors, in fact I used this duo several other places in the book to tie the colors into the papers. Adding the brads on the back was fine but hindsight is always better.  I should have done this before any papers were laid so now I had the ends showing inside but I just trimmed a saying from the paper and glued it with Beacon’s Fabri Tac and Scor-Tape, I don’t think it’s moving any time soon.  I punched a hole in the front flap, adhered a Tim Holtz hitch fastener and now I can simply slip it on and off when opening and closing the mini!

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The balloon is pretty good size measuring 7 1/4″ at the widest point and 11″ from top to bottom.  Since I had 5 events to house photos for I had to devise ways to incorporate more than one or two photos on each of the 5 pages (10 sides).  This is accomplished the easiest by making flipouts, flipups, waterfalls and tuck in booklets, each of which hold 6 to 12 photos.

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There is nothing better than working on a project that makes you happy the whole time you’re doing it and that’s how I felt as I made this mini.  I wish time had permitted me getting the photos printed and in the book for you, perhaps I’ll do a later video and share that with you as well. Each page just seemed to take on a life of its own and I moved through the pages. Of course, using Heartfelt Creations, Celebrate the Journey, certainly made my job much easier. The papers lent themselves to this type of project and the pictures, sayings and cut aparts were perfect for what I had stirring around in my brain.  I used the die that accompanies this set, the Heartfelt Creations Luggage and Tags, they cut the printed pieces out in a snap.

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As I said earlier there were five pages of chipboard giving me ten sides to work with, so to try to show you each page and everything that’s on it would take up so much blog space I’m going to content myself with just sharing a taste of the fronts above and the backs below.  I hope you’ll join me on the video which will give you a total walk through of each page and scads of photos for inspiring you to create a shaped mini of your own.

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You can watch the video here

Thanks everyone and Happy Scrappin’!

Patti

Visit my on my blog or Facebook at A Soul’s Heartbeat

Supplies:

HCDP1 242 – Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey 12×12 paper pad

HCD 745 – Heartfelt Creations Luggage & Tag dies

TIM32823 – Tim Holtz Distress ink Gathered Twigs

90910 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Evergreen Bough

95910 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peacock Feathers

Supplies from my stash: SaCrafters Chipboard Hot Air Balloon mini, arrow words, mini hot air balloons, wood sayings; Lindy’s Mission Bells Brown and Tim Travel Teal Starburst Sprays, jute twine, extra cardstock for matting, Scotch Quick Dry, Beacon’s Fabri Tac, stickles, glitter, Aleene’s Paper Glaze

Cool Sizzix Center Step Card!

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

I received this totally cool Sizzix Center Step Card die and couldn’t wait to try it out. Technically, the name of the die is Card, Center Step so if you want to look it up by name, that is the appropriate one to use.( I will have the number for it in the product list below.)

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This die is VERY COOL! Everything you need to assemble the card is on one Bigz XL die except the embellishments to dress it up. You will need extended cutting mats. It is super easy to put together and took no time at all to complete this card once I decided what I wanted to embellish it with.

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I chose the Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden Collection to use on the card base which was just out of cream card stock. I love the color pallet of the Enchanted Garden and the embellishments!  The banner was cut with Sizzix Triplits 8pk Banners die set and the sentiment from Penny Black Special Wishes stamp set, which I must not have inked good enough in one spot, but oh well. I forgot to stamp the sentiment before adhering the label, so it was a done deal.

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Really, all you do is cut the pieces and adhere in place! The score lines are already done for you when you cut the card base, so all you have to do is follow the score lines to fold. So easy and so cute! It folds up very nicely to fit into an A2 Envelope.

Product list:

659724-Sizzix Card, Center Step

659606-Sizzix Triplits 8PK Banners

16217382-Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden 6×6 paper pad

16204376-Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden Brads

16207377-Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden Jewels

16233383-Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden Ephemera

30-229 Penny Black Special Wishes stamp set

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!

Carrie

Scrapbook pages with Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create Dies

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Hi everyone, I am so excited to share some new dies that make is easy to create fantastic scrapbook pages, so today I will show you how easy it is to make scrapbook pages with Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create Dies! These dies are so versatile and will make it a breeze to create layout and cards. There are two sets of dies but you will want to get all four. There are also stamps and paper for this collection.

Here is a list of the supplies that I used for this project:

Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1 A – SKU: HCD 749
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 1 B – SKU: HCD 750
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2 A – SKU: HCD 751
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2 B – SKU: HCD 752
Silhouette America Silhouette Cameo – SKU: SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-3T
Sizzix Big Shot Machine – SKU: 657900

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I also used the following items from my stash, black and red patterned paper, red card stock and white card stock, Epiphany Crafts Shape Maker – Star.

For my layout I decided to use 5 pictures, I selected my paper and decided what dies that I wanted to use. I cut my mats using the A sets then my pictures using the B sets. You will need to get the corresponding A & B sets to use the dies the way they are intended to be used, but you will definitely want to get all four sets once you have had a chance to play around with them!

Once I had my pictures mounted I laid them out the way I wanted them and adhered them, all that was left to do was to add some finishing touches. I cut two of the arrows from the 1B set and did some journaling on them. I used my Silhouette Cameo for the title and used an tool shaper from Epiphany Crafts for the stars.

These dies make is so easy to get a scrapbook layout completed as you can see in the video above. To create a layout all you have to do is decide what dies you want to use based on how many pictures you want on the page. I am planning on doing a scrapbook layout of my granddaughter featuring a picture from each month for the first 12 months of her life.

Here is a look at my finished layout:
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Here is a close up of the matting:
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I cannot wait to make my next project using these dies. I just love that I can make a quick layout using lots of pictures seamlessly. I also wanted to mention that the stamps and the paper that go along with this collection are beautiful. I hope you like my project this week, stop back next Monday for another layout idea with these very versatile die sets. Till next week, Thanks and Happy Scrappin!

Polly
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Sizzix Juke Box Card

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Sizzix has released some new Retro dies, along with the dies I also got the Sizzix Instruction Sheet for the Sizzix Juke Box Card officially known as the Let’s Party Card I’m sharing today.  I’ll include the link to the PDF for the Instructions at the bottom of this post.

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I tried to stay as close to the Sizzix instructions as possible with the paper scraps I had on hand.  I used the Sizzix Thinlits Jukebox and Music Die set plus the Sizzix Original Die Retro Sign #2.  I hunted through almost every sheet of paper I had (and believe me that’s quite a chore) for the black checkerboard paper and couldn’t find any so I substituted the black and white polka dot which still has that 50′s retro feel (now watch tomorrow I’ll find the checkered lol).  I used the Sizzix Magnetic Plate with these thin dies, wow it’s so nice not to have your dies move all over when you cut them.  And I used the Spellbinders Tool ‘n One again as well.  I have to admit I was thinking that little paddle tool was pretty wonky when I first looked at it but I’ll tell you it was wonderful when I needed to release the cuts from these dies.  Especially like the music notes and records.  They were so tight I’m sure I would have torn them had it not been for the Tool ‘n One.  (hint hint you really need this, lol, if you cut very many dies, I’m now a true believer in it’s worth!)

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The video will show the complete step by step to make the card.  I sped a lot of it up pretty fast but I still wanted you to see the steps taken to assemble the juke box and card. It’s not at all hard, the PDF instructions will walk you through the whole process and the end result is darling!  I’ve completed the inside for a Happy Anniversary card for a special couple in my family that loves the 50′s Retro style.  I don’t share doing the inside on video, I did that off camera, but I’ll include more still photos to give you ideas.  I also added the ribbon off camera and wanted to share that I started with white and colored it with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers to match the teal of the card.  It’s so easy to color any ribbon this way by simply wiping the ink pad onto a plastic surface (I used some throw away packaging) adding a few spritzs of water and then dragging your ribbon through it.  Repeat the process until you get the color you like.

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I hope you’ll try out the dies and make a few of these cards yourself.  Don’t forget that jukebox would look adorable on a layout as well or you could combine the pieces as embellishments for a mini.  You can always back them with light weight chipboard, like I did the star, to create a thicker embellishments.

Link to the PDF Instructions are at http://www.ellison.com/images/pdfs/instructions/30361.pdf

Thanks everyone and Happy Scrappin’!

Patti

Visit me on my Blog or Facebook at A Soul’s Heartbeat

Supplies from the Store:

659502: Sizzix Thinlits Dies Set: Juke Box & Music

659511: Sizzix Originals Die: Retro Sign #2

658300 – Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit

656499 – Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin Dies

T-001: Spellbinders Tool ‘n One

90910: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough

95910: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers

Supplies from my stash:  White cardstock, scraps of decorative paper, Aleene’s Paper Glaze, Scotch Quick dry adhesive and ATG, Stickles Xmas Red and Diamond, Versamark, Black Embossing Powder, Black Glitter

Loving Little B Dies!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

If you have been paper crafting for a while then you are familiar with the bigger name brand dies, but lately I am loving Little B dies! I had never heard of them before we started carrying them on our website, so of course I thought I’d give them a try. Good move! They are a fantastic addition to my collection of dies! I absolutely love that they come with their own magnetic storage binder. HUGE PLUS!

Little B dies are chemically etched cutting dies with a special coating for easy release. No ejection foam is needed. With each die set you received a designer inset to help you coordinate your dies with other dies from Little B and a magnetic storage binder. The name of the die is on the spine of the binder and it sits easily on your bookshelf! We know you are going to LOVE these products! Visit Little B Inspiration for more ideas for projects!

Little B philosophy from owner Carol Snyder is really is about YOU, their customers and friends. They could not bring to you the passion, creativity, and quality that enliven all of their products, without their intimate love of crafting and abiding belief that everyone inherently wants to create something fun and beautiful with their own hands for themselves or a loved one. Little B commits their knowledge and experience, which you can rely on for products with that fresh look and boutique feel that Little B exemplifies. Their finely crafted and coordinated products are made with such attention to detail, trends and design elements that they are confident they will enhance your home, office and personal life.

My first purchase of Little B dies was the set of Cutting Dies Tags- #100386. This set somes with 10 tag dies ranging in size from .75 to 6.5″. I used the largest size and next to smallest size to create the following tag, along with a variety of products to embellish the tag which I plan on using on a gift bag.

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Little B dies are compatible with most manufacturer manual die cutting machines, and I used my Sizzix Big Shot for this particular project. They cut perfectly with one pass. Just use the same sandwich formula as other wafer thin dies.

Next, I stamped my main flower from Hero Arts Hello Sunshine Daisies stamp set using Tim Holtz Distress Markers to color right on the stamp. I fussy cut the flower so I could use foam squares on the back to raise it away from the tag for a dimensional look.  I used another stamp from that set on the large tag using multiple presses from each inking to achieve the various shades for a background. I then tied the small tag around the main flower with elastic cord. I cut two flourishes from Spellbinders Jewel Flowers and Flourishes by Julianna Hudgins, coated them with Clear Wink of Stella and adhered them to the tag before applying the main flower and tag. then finishing it off with a few tiny pearls on the small tag and ribbon to tie to my gift bag when I’m ready.

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Here’s a quick demo using the Little B dies with the Sizzix Big Shot, but if you have another machine, just use the same sandwich as other wafer thin dies.

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!

Carrie

Product List:

100386- Little B Cutting Dies Tags

CL776- Hero Arts Hello Sunshine Daisies

S5-143- Spellbinders Jewel Flowers and Flourishes

TDMK34315- Tim Holtz Distress Markers

TIM27126-Tim Holtz Distress Ink Crushed Olive

TIM19541- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot

TIM20219- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Milled Lavender

Gemstones by the Paper Studio

Wink of Stella

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ribbon

adhesive foam squares

Accordion Fancy Label Dies by Elizabeth Craft Design

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Today I want to share a fun project featuring the Accordion Fancy Label Dies by Elizabeth Craft Design.    These dies are so fun, and so easy, and so very versatile.  You have many choices — from a two or three panel card to a mini-album with as many pages as you like.  As a sample of this versatility, I made a 14-panel mini-album featuring the Twelve Days of Christmas papers by Graphic 45.

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I had so much fun making this little mini-album.  It was unbelievably easy.  Some of the elements took a little time (primarily all of the fussy cutting), but it went together very quickly.

The first step was to cut apart the die set — Accordion Fancy Label by Elizabeth Craft Design.  The set comes attached together with tabs in between.  This isn’t a set that you can simply break apart — you need to cut it apart with wire cutters, etc.  Once that was done, I selected black paper for my front and back covers, and twelve sheets of paper from the Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas 6×6 patterns and solids pad.  Because of all of the colors involved, I thought it best to keep the paper styles to a minimum, so I used three sheets each of four different color patterns.  I even tried to keep the patterns somewhat consistent.  With the paper selected, it was very simple to cut the individual pages on my Sizzix Big Shot.

It is important to decorate each page before beginning to assemble the book.  To be certain that the book can be assembled properly, be sure to keep the short tabs (on the label) and the long tab on the panel to the right.  For the front and back cover pages, I wanted to add a pop of color.  I selected the beautiful plaid design in the Twelve Days of Christmas set, and cut a center label (the main die set has four sizes of nesting labels).  I also wanted to add some color to the base, and I used a coordinating die set to accomplish this.  The coordinating die set, Fancy Frame Edges, is also by Elizabeth Craft and provides a choice of three different frame styles to go around the outside of the window.  You can see how I decorated my front and back panels below.  Note that I put the border only on the one side of each cover — I’m having second thoughts about that and think I probably should have decorated both sides (when the mini-album is folded, the plain black side shows).

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Each of the pages were easy to decorate — I simply cut a black label layer for each page, and fussy cut the appropriate elements from the Twelve Days of Christmas 8×8 paper pack.  I attached the fussy cut elements to the black label before attaching it to the appropriate page.  I also added the words at the top and bottom — at the top “on the first day of Christmas”, and at the bottom “a partridge in a pear tree”.  I used Scor-Tape to attach each of the elements.  Here are more pictures of the decorated panels –

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Once the pages were decorated, it was time to attach the pages.  I started with pages 1 and 2.   I added Scor-Tape to the two tabs on the label, and to the long tab on the side of the panel.  I removed the liner from the long tab on the side of panel 1 and attached it to panel 2.  Then I folded them together, forming a “valley” fold.  When the two base panels were attached, I folded the center label of each up so that I could attach them (in a “mountain” fold).  The two tabs from the center label of panel 1 attach to the center label of panel 2.  It really is much easier than it sounds!  You just keep up the process, alternating mountain and valley folds, until all fourteen panels are attached together.  Be careful to alternate the folds so that the accordion is formed properly.   On the last panel, simply cut off the two extra tabs on the center label and the long tab on the side of the panel.   Very easy assembly!  Please see the short video for additional information on decorating and assembling the panels.

I really couldn’t get a good photo of the entire assembled project (it is just too large), but hopefully you can see how cute this turned out from the snipped photos below.

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There are so many different uses for this die set.  It also coordinates with the Elizabeth Craft Designs Accordion Circle dies (they can be used together).  The Accordion Oval dies are similar, but the size differs so they can’t be mixed with the other two sets.  Each has a set of coordinating frames or borders.  I think they are great for so many different projects.

 

Supplies used

Elizabeth Craft Designs Accordion Fancy Label dies and Fancy Frame Edges dies

die cutting machine — I used my Sizzix Big Shot

cardstock — I used black cardstock and various sheets from the Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas 8×8 and 6×6 paper packs

Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal — I used both 1/4″ and 1/8″

ribbon and embellishment

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

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