Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pocket Watch Mini Album

Father's Day mini album created using a custom Acucut die I had made some time ago. This is for a fundraiser class at a crop this weekend.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Father's Day Class Cards

I always enjoy creating when I get to use my style in the project and Father's Day works great for it.

I created these three cards for a class.

I used a peek a boo technique for each card.

This card used Stampin Up's ever popular Top Note die for the card mat. I used a Tim Holtz Mover & Shapers circle to cut out the hole.
Behind the hole I added several gears, also Tim Holtz, to create a peek into effect. I created the pocket watch using another Tim's die and a circle punch and then a stamped clock face punched out with another circle punch slightly smaller then the one for the mat.
I added a fishtail sentiment and for a final touch adhered a metal gear to the top.

I like to call this one the leather card, because the glassine paper used gives the look of leather. Again cut the mat from Stampin Up's top note die. Then used Two different My Favorite Things alphabet set dies to create the Dad cutout. I adhered a second layer of the Top note die cut behind the first. The added some vintage finding die cuts as final touches with brads added to the holes.

The last card was a center fold out card.
I used a Baroque die from Tim Holtz for the front mat and for the inside sentiment mat as well.
I adhered the front mat to the left side of the front opening. I then cut a MY Favorite Things Viewmaster wheel and cut 6 of the matching pieces to cover the openings. I stamped them with a small font to spell out THANKS and then adhered to the back of the wheel. I finished the wheel with a game spinner and brad in the center. I then adhered to the top and slightly to the right on the mat.
I added a die cut alarm clock by Tim Holtz. This card was not keen on staying closed so as it's final touch I added the photo turn closure in the lower right corner.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SEW Lovely Mini Album

I am sew excited to share this lovely mini album with you.
It has been created for an upcoming class at a local crop.
The die shape is from Accucut craft - Sewing Machine and is so fun to work with.

There are five pages with a flip up on the cover.

I hope you enjoy this project as uch as I enjoyed making it.

When I saw the Sew Lovely paper from Carte Bella, I just kne wit was perfect for this album.

I made the cover have this flip up because it just seemed to work with the layout. Reminds me too how you have to open parts on your machine to oil or thread.

The remaining pages are filled with pockets and tags and fun embellishments.

I was also able to use another Accucut die-Sew Cute

I haven't posted all the pages but you can check out the video to see the whole album below.

Thanks for checking it out.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Reviving your Gel Pen

Check out how to revive your Signo White Gel pen. Doesn't always work, but it is worth a try!

Thanks for checking it out.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Inka Gold as a Paste Medium

I created a quick video showing how you can use you Inka Gold as a Paste Medium for adding a bit of textured dimension to your projects. They are already colored and shimmery.
thanks for watching,

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Gift Bag Class

Class to be held on January 15 in the Studio. This bag is made using the We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag punch board and is the largest that can be done using 2 sheets of 12 x 12 paper.
If you are in the area, sign up today. Space is limited. All supplies are provided but if you have the punch board and or a 12 x12 score board, you are welcome to bring them for your personal use or to share with the class.


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Creativity With Punch Boards

We R Memory Keepers has come out with four new punch boards, and I was able to play around with a few today. I made the following gift bags. I try to think outside the box and made them bigger than instructions for the board allows.
The first is one that is 7" wide. You can actually make it as wide as 9 1/2" using two pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock. I am hoping to get a tutorial on YouTube to show you how.

This is the smallest width that the board instructions allow for. I am going to see if I can make a smaller one...

This is another 7" wide one but is not as tall. I used mostly Graphics 45 papers.

You can see there is quite a difference between the sizes, so you can make a good variety of bag sizes using this punch board. Making homemade packaging for gifts is just too fun.

Here I used the candy box punch board but this box is much larger than the directions allow for. This used a full size 12 x 12 paper.

And here I tried Bona's tutorial on making a double pillow box... as she states it is a little tricky but looks adorable when finished.

These punch boards are so fun and easy to use. There are lots of fun tutorials on YouTube as well.
I can see these will be a great addition to the studio.

Thanks for checking me out today,
Hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas
A Happy New Year
if I don't get to post again before hand.