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Cascading Hearts and Owls for cards and scrapbooks

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Karen N here with a couple fun projects I did using a NEW die – the Spellbinders Cascade Hearts die!  These dies not only cut the size of a regular card, but they add fun cut-outs to the card.

First up, I made a card….

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Eeek!  Don’t you LOVE those hearts?!?  The full recipe for the card is below.   This die is super fun for card-makers, but I also decided I needed to use it on a scrapbook page.  I have a small 6×6 scrapbook frame on my mantel that I switch out little lay-outs, and I needed one for my son (who is serving in the U.S. Army).  Here’s what I did.

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Here’s a video that shows how I put the card together and some more views of the lay-out. Also you can go here to see more card ideas for cardmaking: http://www.pinterest.com/cardmaking/

Recipe for Card

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower Paper

Spellbinders Cascade Hearts die

Spellbinders Winter Owl d-Lite

Walnut Stain distress ink

Brown AC cardstock

Copic Markers, flowers, twine and a button

Recipe for lay-out

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower Paper

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Motif Paper

Spellbinders Cascade Hearts die

Chipped Sapphire distress ink

Red AC cardstock, Linnie Bloom Star, AC flower embellishment

Thanks for checking out my projects today!
Craftily yours,

Karen

 

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

 

 

Spellbinders New Glass Effects Die

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Today I did a couple of cards with Spellbinders New Glass Effects Die. It is designed to make an A-2 Card Front and is a very versatile die. I was so excited to be able to play with this die and had lots of ideas! I used this set of Spellbinders dies as well as the Elegant Ovals set, both are available on the Cut at Home Website. Here is my supply list:
Spellbinders Glass Effects Die – SKU: S4-451
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals – SKU: S4-425
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One – SKU: SKU:T-001
Sizzix Big Shot – SKU:657900

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Items used from my stash:
Spectrum Noir Markers, Clear Acetate, Card Stock, Patterned Paper, Washi Tape, Ribbon, Flowers, Martha Stewart Punches and Gems.

The first card I made was a little more time consuming than the second card. I actually wanted to create a stained glass effect, first I tried coloring directly on the acetate, but I didn’t like the streaks that I was getting, I also tried using alcohol inks but the colors weren’t intense enough. So I decided to color directly onto card stock and layer the acetate over it. I demonstrated this in the video below.

Once I had my paper masked off and did the coloring I put the acetate over the colored image, then cut another frame using both dies, to do this place the smaller die that has the pattern inside of the rectangular die, make sure it is center in the die, I use tape to hold the dies in place, then run it through your machine, I use the Sizzix Big Shot, I really like the results using it. Next I adhered this to a card base and added some ribbon, a punched border, flowers and some bling, then I cut two ovals from the elegant ovals die set and stamped a sentiment in the middle of the smaller oval.

I am very happy with the finished results:

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The second card I made was a Halloween card, I thought this die would be perfect for a spider web! This card was a quick card, I cut a base using the rectangular die, then I cut a frame using both dies out of black. I adhered the pieces together and then adhered them onto a card base. I cut a spider border using a Martha Stewart border punch, I used washi tape and orange pearls for the spiders eyes to dress it up. Then I cut the same two ovals as I used for my first card and stamped a sentiment in the center of the smaller oval. I also added some black pearls to the smaller oval.

Here is my finished Halloween card:

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I had so much fun with this die, there are just so many possibilities. I hope you enjoyed my post this week until next time Thanks and Happy Scrappin!

Polly
pazasproductions.blogspot.com

Easy Resist – with Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Hi There, Karen N here today!  Happy Friday!  Hope you all have crafty, fabulous plans for a fun summer weekend.  Today’s project shows you a way to use Tim Holtz Idea-ology Motif paper and Spellbinders Dies to make fun and pretty cards.

Here’s my first card using this fabulous and fun paper!

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This card uses Tim Holtz distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade for the background and Broken China and Picked Raspberry for the butterfly.  The Idea-ology paper makes resist techniques SO easy.  All you have to do is rub the ink across the paper for the fabulous prints to shine through.  I cut the sentiment (that was from a Unity Stamp Company grab bag) with a Lifestyle Crafts circle and bordered it with Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles.  That FUN butterfly is a Spellbinders d-Lite – Flutter.  I have had this die for a while, but I cut it for the first time with my new Big Shot.  All that detail was SO super easy to cut with the Big Shot.  I loooooove it.  The final touches on this card are rounding one corner, adding some pearl bling and a button with a bow in bakers twine.

Here’s a video to show you how EASY this all came together!

View more card making ideas on pinterest

Someone reminded me yesterday that Fall is just around the corner, so I decided to make a second card with the Motif paper in the Kraft.

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This card uses Tim Holtz distress inks in Pine Needles and Walnut Stain for the leaves and Rusty Hinge and Dried Marigold in the background.  The same dies were used for the sentiment.

How fun that this paper is SO versatile.  I’m challenging myself to use it for all four seasons.  :)

 

Supply list:

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Motif paper

Tim Holtz distress inks

Spellbinders d-Lite – Flutter

Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles

American Crafts cardstock

Timeless Twine

Recollections Bling

Thanks for visiting today!

Craftily yours,

Karen N (http://karey2005.blogspot.com)

 

Back to School Card featuring Spellbinders Celebra’tions Dies

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Today I have a fun “back to school” card featuring the new pierced dies from the Spellbinders Celebra’tions line.  These new dies come in circles, ovals, squares and rectangles.  My card features the oval pierced dies –

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My first step in making the back to school card was to select an image.  I like this stamp by My Favorite Things.  Since I wanted to color the image with my Copic markers, I stamped it with Memento ink – an ink that dries quickly and doesn’t react with the alcohol ink markers.  I colored the image with my Copics, and then fussy cut it.  When I color this image I sometimes use Glossy Accents to highlight the apple, although I didn’t use it on this card.

To make the notebook paper background, I used a sheet of 4.25” x 5.5” white cardstock and placed it in the Darice embossing folder.  I ran it through my Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine.  I often use this stand-alone machine for my embossing.  That is what it is made for, and embossing is what it does really well.  I always get a good crisp image from it.  Once my image was embossed, I trimmed it to 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”.  I used colored pencils to add the red vertical line on the left side, and the blue horizontal lines.  I also used my 1/8” hole punch to cut the holes in the side of the paper.  It just took these few very easy steps to make pretty realistic notebook paper sized for a card.

I chose a solid red paper for the background, and cut it 4.25” x 5.5”.  I wanted something very subtle for the image to rest on, so I chose the light blue cardstock.  I cut and embossed the light blue cardstock using the middle-sized pierced oval dies (both the straight cutting die and the piercing die).

The Celebra’tions pierced oval die set includes six dies – three of them straight oval cutting dies, and three of them piercing dies.  To achieve the effect on my card, I used the middle cutting die and the middle piercing die.  You could also use the dies separately – so you could cut a straight oval only, or you could create the pierced effect in the middle of the cardstock only (to highlight a section, for example – but it won’t cut in an oval shape).  Of course you can also use these dies to add several layers to your card.  These are very versatile dies.  Please see the short video for additional information on how the dies can be used.

Or you can view directly on youtube: spellbinders celebrations back to school card

To assemble the card, I attached the notebook paper to the red background using Scor-Tape.  I attached the stamped image to the oval using a low dimensional adhesive, and then attached the oval to the background layers using Scor-Tape.  I added a ¼” sheer ribbon at the side of the card, and centered it over the red line on the notebook paper.  I attached a bow near the top of the image.  The chunky pencil sticker adds a little more fun dimension.  Super easy card!

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As a two-for-Tuesday bonus, I have a golf martini card that features the Celebra’tions pierced rectangle dies –

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This is made using most of the same steps as the back to school card.  See the supply list below for the additional items needed to complete this card.

I love the new pierced dies – they are so easy to use and add just a pop of dimension to an otherwise plain layer.  They work equally well for guy cards and girl cards.  How much fun is that?

 

Supply List:

Spellbinders Celebra’tions pierced dies – I used the pierced oval and pierced rectangle sets

Die cutting machine – I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Assorted cardstock

Adhesive – I used Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal, the ¼” size; Darice low-dimensional adhesive

Ribbon

Darice embossing folder – Notebook paper

Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Blue and red colored pencils

1/8” hole punch

Copic markers –  E00, E02, Y21, Y23, Y26, COO, C0, C1, C2, C6, R27, R29, YG03, YG06

My Favorite Things stamp – al a modes stamp – “An Apple for Teacher”

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Pencil sticker by Jolees

Additional supplies needed for golf martini card —  golf ball brad; solid green bakers twine; Impression Obsession stamp 02184 “Golf Martini”; Copic markers B0000, R27, R29, YG03, YG06, E31, E33, C00, C1, C6; plaid paper from Graphic 45 Good Ole Sport collection

 

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!

Cheryl

MamaSaidShare.wordpress.com

 

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