Sunday, March 19, 2017

How To Make A Card Sparkle With Glass Bead Paste

I've got a post up at ScraPerfect today and wanted to share it here with you.  I had so much fun making this card. I finally got around to trying some glass bead texture paste and I love it! I highly recommend it....the texture and sparkle it adds to your project is amazing. We're also doing a cross promotion with Lawn Fawn so I got to use some of their wonderful die and stamp sets.

 

I started by mixing some Liquitex glass bead texture paste with a couple of different colors of gelatos. I taped a stencil down to a piece of the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes paper  and applied the paste trying to get it as even as possible. Not an easy thing to do because if you scrape your spatula across it, it will remove the glass beads.  I just played around with it til I was happy and then set it aside to dry which takes a while....I even left it overnight just to be sure it was dry. Then I used some of the Best Glue Ever along with the Embellie Gellie to add some black nail heads to the centers of the flowers. The Best Glue Ever is so good at adhering things to a bumpy surface and you only need a little bit and the  Embellie Gellie makes it so easy to get your little doodads placed just right.



Now it was time to play with the Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. I used the Bannertastic Stamps and Bannertastic Lawn Cuts Die to make my sentiment banner. I also used another piece of the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes paper for the banner.


Here's another look at my card


Hope you have a scrappy day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Old Tunnels Through Rock Can Be Amazingly Beautiful

Here's another travel layout about our trip down Skyline Drive in Virginia last fall. It's a fairly simple layout because I didn't want to take away from the photos.



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I also used the following ScraPerfect products since we are doing a cross promotion with them.


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Cardstock

I started with a 5 x 12 " piece of the Khaki Glitter Cardstock and a 7.5 x 12" piece of the Red Plaid Linen Cardstock and glued the two of them together to make a 12x12" square. I used the Best Glue Ever for this as it makes it so much easier to get your edges lined up nice and straight. I then used a stencil and some brown ink to create the two starbursts on the Khaki Glitter Cardstock. I matted the photos with some brown cardstock and placed them on the Red Plaid Linen Cardstock. I cut out some chevrons using the Hunter Green with Glitter Cardstock and added some Mini Dew Drops on each of them. I used the Embellie Gellie  and the Best Glue Ever to get them right where I wanted them. 


I cut the map out of the Lodge Cutouts Cardstock, inked the edges and tucked it under the Red Plaid Linen Cardstock.


I inked and layered a Leafy Green Card and a Rusty Rose Card on top of each other and placed them on the bottom right corner.


To finish it off I used several rub ons from the Belgian Chocolate Boy Rub Ons




Here's another look at the finished layout




Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Motorcycle Birthday Card

I've got a card sketch challenge up at Creative Inspiration today. We're having a month long sketchathon going on and I'll hope you'll stop by and play along with us.

Here's today's sketch


And here's my take on it


I went in a completely different direction from the sketch but sometimes that's just the way it goes. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Pirate Layout

I've got a sketch challenge up today at Creative Inspiration. We're having a month long sketchathon with prizes and all sorts of layout and card sketches. Stop by and check us out!


Here's the sketch 

 

I had fun with this sketch! For the background I took an ink pad and swiped ink all around a white piece of cardstock and then using a stencil and modeling paste added the raised ridges all over. Then I took a red and black ink pad and swiped them over the modeling paste.  I added minimal embellishments because I didn't want to take away from the background. 

These photos are from a quick trip we took to Epcot a few years ago. We stayed at the Caribbean Beach Resort in the Pirate themed rooms. It was fun, which we really needed right then. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you at our month long sketchathon at Creative Inspiration!



Sunday, March 5, 2017

All Occasion Card

I've got a post up over at ScraPerfect today about adhering fabric and ribbon to your projects. All you need is some of The Best Glue Ever. It adheres quickly, smoothly and best of all it's invisible! It never shows through the ribbon or fabric. Here's a card I made with all different kinds of embellishments that needed to be adhered on top of each other. I was worried some of it wouldn't stick very well or show through.


I grabbed my trusty bottle of The Best Glue Ever and went to work. I first glued the piece of cheesecloth onto the background paper with just a few dots of the glue. It held perfectly. I then added a couple of pieces of washi tape over it and a die cut doily. I had sprayed the front of the doily with some shimmer mist and then added the ribbon. It held perfectly also....I was afraid the shimmer mist might have been a problem but it wasn't. I also added the flower using some more of The Best Glue Ever and even used it on the butterflies which are epoxy stickers. 

Here's a close up of all the embellies so you can see how well The Best Glue Ever holds.


If you haven't tried some of The Best Glue Ever you should head over to the ScraPerfect store and order some. You won't be disappointed! And while you're there be sure and check out their other amazing products!

I also have a card sketch challenge up at Creative Inspiration today. We're having a month long sketchathon this week with all sorts of wonderful sketches for layouts and cards. I hope you'll stop by and play along with us!

Here's today's sketch


And here's another look at my take on sketch




Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 3, 2017

How to Make A Cute Easter Card from Scraps

Good Morning fellow scrappers! I've got an Easter Card made entirely from scraps up on the Robin's Nest Blog.  I save the smallest pieces of paper, especially if I really like the paper. I always tell myself that I'll make some flowers out of all my little bits and pieces. So I decided to do just that for this Easter card.


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I started with an A2 size card and cut a piece of the Pink Roses On Green Cardstock to fit the front of the card. I decided to create a little window scene so I used my Cricut to cut out an open rectangle from some Spring Stripe Glitter Cardstock. I then took a piece of white cardstock and using some creme metallic chalk colored it to look like the sky and grass.

 

Next came making all the little flowers. I used some of the Rosy Diamond Cardstock (backside) and Pink Roses On Green Cardstock for the flowers. I stamped and embossed them with glitter embossing powder and then die cut them using my Cuttlebug. I glued them all together using some of the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect. And of course I had to add some Dew Drops to them also. I die cut the grasses and vines out of the Moss Green Glitter Cardstock and the Sky Blue Glitter Cardstock


Here's a close up of the flowers once I got them all put together and onto the card.


So, if you're like me and save even the tiniest pieces of scraps from other projects, you can easily use them to make some of the prettiest little flowers. I made a lot more than I needed for this Easter Card so now I have a nice stash of handmade flowers for other projects. 

Here's another look at the final project


Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

How to Stamp Perfectly on Shiny Paper with ScraPerfect

Have you ever wanted to be able to stamp on shiny paper and get a crisp, clean, smudge-proof image? Well, now you can using some amazing ScraPerfect products. You'll need the Perfect Cleaning Cloth and the Perfect Crafting Pouch.



 I used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to wipe down the shiny gold paper before I stamped the image.  I then stamped the image and patted it with the Perfect Crafting Pouch. Then I wiped the image with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to remove the white residue left from the Perfect Crafting Pouch. Here's the result:


I also found an easy way to correct a stamping mistake. It's hard to stamp on shiny paper without the stamp sliding around as you're applying pressure. Oops!



If the image comes our crooked or smudged, you can easily wipe it off using the Best Cleaner Ever and start over. No more wasting that pretty shiny paper!



Hope you find this tip helpful and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Love, Love, Love

We've got a mini crop going on over at Creative Inspiration starting today thru next Sunday, Feb. 26th. My challenge for the crop is to use the word Love somewhere on your project.


I hope you'll stop by and play along with some or all of the fun challenges. And don't forget we do play for a prize and you all know.....you can't win if you don't play!  Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Easy and Pretty Gift Envelope for Special Cards

Here's a fun and easy project. I like to give my handmade cards as gifts and finally found a quick and easy way to present them. It's like a little book to hold your cards and then you can decorate it as much or as little as you'd like.


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Paint
Glitter Paste
Heart Punch

To start, I cut a 12x12" sheet of  the Smokey Chevron Cardstock down to 9 1/2 x 12". I scored a horizontal line at 6 1/2" and vertical lines at 5 3/4" and 6 1/4".


I folded the bottom 3 inches up to form a pocket and glued each side as close to the edge as possible. Then folded it on the vertical score lines to form a book. I also punched holes so that I could tie the booklet closed. Before I punched the holes out I placed reinforcements down so the ribbon wouldn't rip the paper. 


Now comes the fun part....decorating the front of the envelope. I used a chipboard frame from Gina's Designs and cut it so I could use just the top decorative part of the frame. I painted it a pale pink and then covered it in gold glitter paste.


While that was drying I layered some Rosy Chevron Cardstock and Rosy Diamond Cardstock on the front of the envelope along with some pale pink lace. I also added one of the Orange Crush Cards.


I took the gold glittered piece and layered it partially under the edge of the pink lace and added some flowers and Assorted Dew Drops using the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect and the Embellie Gellie by ScraPerfect. The Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect is perfect for adhering tiny items like Dew Drops and also is excellent for adhering things to anything with glitter on it. And using the Embellie Gellie by ScraPerfect makes it so easy to place the tiny Dew Drops exactly where you want them.


I ran a ribbon through the two punched holes and tied it in a bow to keep the envelope closed.


Here's what the inside looks like with 4 cards and envelopes.


This envelope holds 4.25" x 5.5" cards. To make one for 5 x 7" cards you just use a whole piece of 12x12" paper and fold the bottom up by 4". 

Now wasn't that an easy project? These make great little hostess gifts and really dresses up a small gift of cards for someone.

Here's another look at the final project


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Kiss Card

There is a card challenge up at the ScraPerfect Blog today. The challenge is to make a card with a stamped image and some kind of embossing. Sounds like fun, right?  Here's my card...



And of course I used some of the Best Glue Ever to adhere my ribbon. I love that it doesn't show through the ribbon when it dries and it holds sooooo good!

Please stop by and play along with us. There is a prize and we all know.....you can't win if you don't play! Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!