Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tutorial-How to load ATG gun tape that is backwards on spool

Have you ever had a spool of ATG tape that just won't work in your gun, no matter how hard you try to get it to work?
Well I have a solution for you.
Check out the video tutorial below.

Hope this helps!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Leaf Confetti

A new die I have in the studio is called Leaf-Autumn and is it perfect for gift cards, fall decor, scrapbook page embellishments and this great leaf confetti.

The confetti will gently fall out of the bag as recipient removes gift

The bag tag/card was made using the leftovers from my store anniversary make-n-takes with the sentiment changed out to a Birthday sentiment.

The leaf die cuts were gently crumpled to look more like actual leaves and to add dimension

This is the Accucut die Leaf-Autumn in the smaller size. I also have the larger album sized die of this same leaf. 
Check out my video below.

Thanks for checking in,

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.