Today’s card (4-16)

Hi everybody!

What’s up, card peeps? 😉

Meet today’s.

Clean. Not over-thought. Not over-fussed about. Just how I like ’em.

In fact, see the little heart on the planes? I was totally inspired by Linda (aka: Ms. Genius). When I saw her card with her planes with heart on them, I knew I had to try that myself sometime. Such a cute touch. Thanks for inspiration, Linda.

Planes, heart and words are all stamps from Lawn “fawny fawny” Fawn.

See you again soon!

Here’s to making it not just a good day, but a dang good day!

Today’s card (4-15)

Hi all!
Meet today’s card.

I created this one with the April Greenhouse Society stamp set from Technique Tuesday.

The Greenhouse Society is a new monthly stamp club, featuring a new flower or botanical set every month.

I used just one part of the flower stem from this month’s set here. I stamped the whole stem twice on cardstock, fussy cut the same flower out, colored them in and then layered them together with foam tape. To give the layered flower a little more texture, I brushed on a layer of textured clear glaze.

The butterfly is from TT’s Take Flight set.

Check out the Technique Tuesday blog for some more projects made with this month’s set.

See you again soon!

Today’s cards (2-13)

Hi all!

Meet today’s cards.

Yep. cards. 😉

Here’s #1.

And here is #2.

Both were made with April’s The Card Kitchen kit from Jillibean Soup.

I was definitely influenced by the whole confetti trend that’s so hot in scrapbooking right now. It’s just so fun!

The confetti on the second card is tucked into a vellum envelope. I put the confetti inside it and then slapped down a bunch of staples right down the center so it would stay somewhat even when I stood the card up.

Easy peasy.  And definitely need to try that again someday! 🙂

See you again later!

GCD Studios: Making Circles with Glasses & Paint (4-12)

Hi all!

I’m over on the GCD Studios Blog again today so I thought I’d share my post here, too.

One of the things I loved doing when I paper craft is to mix my scrapbook supplies with items I can find in my home.

Today, I am going to show you a fun way to make circles with paper from GCD Studios’ Splendor collection , paint and a small glass!

You are going to need:

  • A small drinking glass (a,votive cup or some other object with a circle ring works well, too!)
  • Craft paint
  • Patterned paper from GCD Studios (of course!)
  • Scratch paper

Start by squirting some paint on an old tray (or plate) or scratch paper.

Set the rim of a glass in the paint. Twist the glass to make sure the rim is fully covered with paint.

You want it to look  like this.

Press the rim onto your patterned paper.

Be sure to press hard so you get a nice painted circle like this.

When finished, cut your circle out and use it as a design element on your next paper crafting project!

All four of the circles on this card were made with my painted circle technique.

Rather than cutting them with scissors, I was able to use a circle punch.

The circles here were also created with this technique.

To give the yellow and blue ones more visual interest, I set a wooden button in the middle of the circles. I then covered the top of each button with additional paper from the Splendor collection.

So fun!

See you again soon!

April Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hi all!

Woohoo! It’s the 10th. That means, it is Studio AE Blog Hop time.

We are playing today with the new Hello Routine by Ali Edwards stamp set.

I decided to make a scrapbook page for this month’s hop.

I also added in a couple other Technique Tuesday stamp sets: Kids are Cool by Ali Edwards; Verbose and Let’s Call it a Date.

Be sure to check the blogs of all taking part in the Blog Hop today:

We love your comments so we are going to draw at random from all the comments left on all the blogs for a couple brand new Technique Tuesday stamp sets.

One person will win Technique Tuesday’s Gone Fishin’ stamp set.

One other person will win the new Take Flight stamp set.

You don’t need to leave a comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win. But the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win.

All comments must be made by midnight PST on April 13th.

Tune into the Technique Tuesday blog on April 14th to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

See you again later!

Check It… (4-4)

Hi all!

I just wanted to invite you to check out The PaperCut from GCD Studios.

It’s a fun little in-house idea zine from GCD Studios. It’s packed with projects, ideas, sketches and more from the folks at GCD Studios.

I have a little something in it this time.

Here’s a little peek-a-roo. 🙂

And you’ll find the how-to for those circles in The PaperCut.

See you later, friends.

Tooling Around: Distressing Tool pt. 2

Hi all!

I’m over on Paper Crafts Connection again today.

I’m talking about the Distressing Tool from Prima Marketing.

And I’m showing these.

Head over there again to learn the basics about the tool. Comment on my post over there for a chance to win a Distressing Tool of your own! (A big thank you to Prima Marketing for providing the prize!).

I wanted to share with you today over here a few more projects I made with the Distressing Tool. I tried to use some different surfaces with the tool for these ones.

So meet #1.

I used the tool’s file and one of the tool’s changeable heads to distress the metal sign (from GCD Studios) here. I just rubbed the tool real quick over the edges. It didn’t take much rubbing to make it look nice and worn.

The look reminds me of old metal advertising signs you see at at the flea markets and in antique stores. It’s a rare day when you see one in Mint condition (or a total fake…lol)!

Meet #2.

I used the tool to make the texture marks on the “&” sign. I brushed one of the changeable heads over it horizontally a few times to make the horizontal lines.

I also used it distress the edges of the wooden hearts (from Studio Calico). That’s something that really excites me about this tool. It takes to wood really well so it definitely opens up some new crafty possibilities in my world.

And meet #3.

I used the Distressing Tool to distress the bottom of the chipboard words here. I also created some scuff marks on the orange patterned paper by rubbing one of the tool’s heads over it a few times.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on my post on Paper Crafts Connection for a chance to win a Distressing Tool of your own.

See you again soon.

Tooling Around: The i-magicut pt. 2

Hi all!

I’m over on Paper Crafts Connection, talking about the i-magicut ribbon cutting tool from Imaginisce.

Head over there first to learn about the basics of the tool and to see those projects.

I want to share a few extra tips here today for the i-magicut, as well as some additional projects I made with the tool.

I want to disclose that whenever I do a Tooling Around post, I spend a lot of time playing with the tool and trying different things with it so I feel comfortable making stuff with it.

So I did my own unofficial tests with the i-magicut, trying different types of ribbons and materials with it. I recommend that you do the same if you purchase a tool. It’s a great way to get a feel for how quickly the tool cuts ribbon and also what will work with it.

I had really good luck using with  a number of different types of ribbons. Here’s just a sample of good cuts I got with it. Not pictured is polyester twill tape. It worked good, too!

And here’s a sample of some of the surfaces I wasn’t able to cut with it. Note the brown marks.

Again, test yourself with the tool. Your ribbons and materials may be different than mine so your results may be different.

Something else I found helpful when using the tool was to keep a few clothespins handy.

It just helped when I folded ribbon over and wanted to put it in the tool to keep it in place.

Here are a couple more cards I made with the tool.

I created this funky bow by using the tool to cut notches and “v” shapes in a couple pieces of ribbon and then layering them together.

All the ribbon here was cut with i-magicut. I purposely cut the ribbons at an angles so I could make these funky borders.

That’s all for now. Be back later, gators.

See you again soon.

Today’s card (4-1)

Hi all!

No fooling around here today.

Meet today’s card.

This one uses the new Hello Routine by Ali Edwards stamp set. It’s from the new Studio AE set for April 2012 from Technique Tuesday.

I stamped the stamp twice. First, I stamped it with red ink. Then I stamped it again with pink and fussy cut the pink heart out.

The words on the blue panel are from Loving Words from Ali Edwards. I thought they worked nice with the Studio AE stamp I used.

That’s all for now. Be back later.