3/22/17

Gift Basket and Matching Card

Hi everyone, I've got a new project on the Whiskers Graphics blog.






Supplies:
Divine Twine Metallics - Rose Gold Metallic
Dies - Spellbinders
Stamps - Joy Clair - Paisley Bouquet, Butterfly Kisses
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal
Adhesive - Beacon Adhesives

I had this lovely floral stamp set I wanted to use.  Using a beige panel, I stamped one of the images in brown ink in the corner.  For dimension, I fussy cut a separate flower and added it atop the flourish with a brad. 



I tied Rose Gold Metallic Twine vertically around the card, tying at the top.  I added a sweet sentiment from the Butterfly Kisses stamp set to the center of the card with foam adhesives for dimension.


Then I had to create a coordinating gift basket  using Spellbinders dies.  I first created a base from cardboard.  Cutting it 4 3/4" x 4 3/4", I scored 1/2" around and folded on the scored lines.  I cut in the corners.


Using Spellbinders die, I die cut 8 panels from brown cardstock and 4 panels from beige cardstock.  I stamped the same floral design I used on the card on the 4 beige cardstock panels then adhered them to the brown panels.  I also stamped and fussy cut flowers, adhering them to the panels with brads.   


A handle was created from strips of cardstock and another floral stamp was repeatedly stamped on the beige strip. 


The brads from the flowers hold the handles in place.  A second set of brown panels was adhered to the panels inside the basket covering the handles.  A final panel was added to the basket base.


I punched holes in the edges of the panels and used Rose Gold Metallic twine to tie the basket together.




Now simply add some treats in the basket and give to someone special.  These baskets are quick and easy to make and would be great for Easter, Mother's Day, birthdays and so much more.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph






3/21/17

Make it Artsy / Whisker Graphics

Hi everyone, Whisker Graphics recently sponsored an episode of Make it Artsy with Julie Fei Fan Balzer and Joe Rotella and I'm thrilled to have several projects on the show.




These cute little gift bags were on the table.



The bags are from Whisker Graphics.  The leaves and apple pits were created with Makins' Clay. 

 
JoyClair stamps were used on the Whisker Graphics tags and tied with Whisker Graphics Twine.


Leaves were die cut and JoyClair stamps were added to the leaves and on the Whisker Graphics bag.  Whisker Graphics twine was used as embellishments.

Here's the link to the YouTube Video:  Make It Artsy / Divine Twine

 

Steph





3/17/17

Spring Flowers and Butterflies

Hi everyone, I am so tired of winter.  It's the middle of March and we just got another 4" of snow with more to come!!!!!  We have had our fill of snow so it's time to think spring with the promise of sunshine and flowers.

I'm on the Proxxon blog today with this Spring wall hanging.



I used Folk Art Ultra Dyes in Turquoise and Emerald City to paint a wood plaque.  I used the Butterfly Kisses stamp set from Joy Clair to add butterflies to the left side.  Then I used several stencils with molding paste to add dimension about the plaque.


Prima flowers were added in the corner and I created several butterflies from Makin's Clay.


I finished by spritzing on some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph






3/16/17

My Redeemer Stamp set with JoyClair

Hi everyone, the design team at Joy Clair is working with a new stamp set - My Redeemer.  This stamp set is a mixture of 9 amazing phrases and images.



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I've decided to this stamp set in my planner and it looks lovely!  I began by adding some color to the page with Faber Castel Gelatos, using a baby wipe to blend the colors.  Next, I stamped a variety of stamps from this set about the page.


I added some additional color to the crosses with Zig Markers as they span the page.


LIFE got in the way but I had time to create a quick tag with this set.  The phrase was perfect to coordinate with the Spellbinders Cross Die.


Each designer has a KEY WORD in their blog post.  You need to find the key word from each post and create a sentence which you need to send me.  Please do NOT post the key word or sentence.  A winner will be randomly selected from all the correct emails.  The winner will be announced the last day of the month and will receive a $25 gift card from the Joy Clair Store.

Blog List:
 
Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandezhttp://wp.me/p5TnaH-4PN
Donna Green Idlet - http://myblogidlet.blogspot.com/…/joy-clair-my-redeemer.html
Kerry Urbatch - http://thestampingbug.blogspot.com/2017/03/my-redeemer.html
Steph Ackerman - HERE
Lori Kobular - http://loriskreations.blogspot.com/…/joy-clair-my-redeemer.…
Lindsay Adreon - https://craftingwhilecaffeinated.wordpress.com/bible-journa…
Helen Gulletthttp://helengullett.com/?p=11614
LeeAnn McKinney - https://goo.gl/fZXnac
Jessica Pascarella - http://kissinkrafts.blogspot.com/…/joy-clair-my-redeemer-ma…

Please stop by everyone's blog to see what they've created AND don't forget to create the sentence and send it to me.
 
Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


So Sweet Travel Frame

Hi everyone, I am participating in the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop this month.  And this month we are working with etchall®.

Today, I've created a travel frame using etchall® etching crème.  Etchall etching creme is a re-usable  crème that produces a white opaque, permanent etched finish on glass, mirror, ceramic, porcelain, marble and slate.

I wanted to document my son's trip but I didn't want a lot of distractions.  Using  etchall® etching crème allowed me to add a sweet phrase on the glass.


1.  Using a Spellbinders die, I die cut a phrase from vinyl.


2.  Use painters tape to tape the vinyl phrase to the glass.  This ensures that the etching crème does does not get on the glass.  Burnish well to keep the etching crème from getting under the letters.



3.  Cover the phrase with etchall etching crème.  Let sit for approximately 15 minutes.


4.  Remove the etching crème and place it back in the jar.  Since etchall is reusable it can be used on multiple projects.


5.  Rinse the frame to remove the remaining etching crème.  Remove the painters tape and the vinyl.  Rinse again and buff dry.



6.  Finally I added some travel elements to the corner of the frame - a ticket stub, a "wander" tag and a globe which I created from Makin's Clay®.  All of which fit the travel theme.




Have you tried etching?  Please stop by the  Designer Crafts Connection blog to see an assortment of  etched projects.
 
Thanks for stopping by.

Steph







3/15/17

Thank you Sweet Girl

Hi everyone, it's my day on the Just for Fun Rubber Stamps blog and I'm using this lovely stamp - Dream Girl.  There are so many ways you can use this delightful stamp.


I colored her with Copic Markers then fussy cut her and matted her with cardstock.  The Thank you sentiment was stamped on white cardstock in black ink.


For the background I used a Crafter's Workshop Stencil with several Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to create a fun background.  I matted the panel on cardstock and added it to the card.



Isn't she just the sweetest?  A perfect Thank You card don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph



3/13/17

Happy Easter Basket with Bowdabra

What do you get when you combine a plain basket with a beautiful Bowdabra bow?  You get an amazing Easter basket.  Check out my newest post on the Bowdabra blog.

Every Easter basket needs a bow and, being bow challenged, it has always been difficult for me to create an amazing bow.  With the Bowdabra, I now create ALL my own bows  -  quickly and easily - and they turn out so pretty.


 
 
Begin by placing the ribbon in the Bowdabra.  I created 4" loops which were the perfect sized loops for the basket I chose.
 
 
Once I pulled it out, I simply tied off the bow wire and fluffed out the bow.  So pretty.

 
I love using wired ribbon, because they hold their shape.
 
 

 
I quickly spray painted the basket with Jade Tint It - love the color.  And I have one basket ready for Easter.
 
Check out the Bowdabra blog for all the amazing creations you can create with the Bowdabra.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

3/12/17

Welcome Spring with Clear Scraps

My newest post on the Clear Scraps blog using the March Kit.

Included in the March kit are 2 sheets of the XL Deco shapes which are perfect for creating layouts that are perfect to display on your walls, or even add to your scrapbook.  Sized at approximately 12" x 12" they are the perfect size and easily slip in page protectors if you wish to put them in your scrapbook.


I removed the acrylic film from one side of the shape then spritzed glimmer mist to add color.  To avoid getting glimmer mist on the other side, I left the film on and removed it once the glimmer mist dried.  It's so easy to use a variety of different products - think stamps and inks, spray paint or acrylic paint.  The options are endless.  




Once I sprayed the background, I selected pattern papers from the Doodlebug Spring Thing paper collection.  I die cut 2 pattern papers, cutting the plaid paper in half.  A sticker strip was added where the papers joined.  After inking all the layers, I placed this atop a larger cardstock circle, then adhered the panel to the acrylic.


Several word block were also cut from the papers and added to give the project a really nice spring feel.  I had one photo I wanted to showcase then arranged flowers around it.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph




3/9/17

Must be Spring Clipboard with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog today using the March Main Kit.

I received an amazing kit to work with for March and my first project is an Easter gift bag.

The March Main Kit includes-
Clear Scraps
XL Deco Shapes
Scallop Mini Oval clipboard
Chip Easter
Chip Oval Scallop
3x13 Rejoice

Doodlebug Spring Thing Collection
12x12 Sticker Sheet
















I had so much fun creating this Spring Clipboard.

 
I removed the film from one side of the clipboard and then used Tattered Angels paints. I left the film on the other side so I didn't get paint on the acrylic.

 
 
Using Spellbinders Grand Ovals, I die cut patter paper to fit within the scalloped oval and lightly inked it.  Then I die cut some leafy vines and placed them on the right side.  Then I added some flowers about the vines.


 
The phrase was cut from the pattern paper, lightly inked and matted with cardstock.  It was adhered to the left side and the clip holds it in place.

 
This is such a pretty piece and reminds me that Spring is just about here.


Please stop by the Clear Scraps blog for more details.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

3/8/17

Happy Birthday with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, do you need a fun and sparkly birthday card?  Well try incorporating Rinea Foils.

Rinea Foils are amazing foils that are of cardstock weight and can withstand whatever you want to do with them.  The foils can be torn, punched and die cut easily so you can create some amazing projects.

 
I used a Spellbinders die to create the card, then accented it with a variety of foil embellishments.  The balloons, package, candles and happy birthday were die cut from assorted colors of foils.  Because the foils coordinate so well together, I mixed and matched them.



Check out all the details!

Be sure to stop by the Rinea Blog to see all the wonderful projects the team has been creating.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

Happy Easter Gift Bag with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone, I have my first post on the Clear Scraps blog.

I received an amazing kit to work with for March and my first project is an Easter gift bag.

The March Main Kit includes-
Clear Scraps
XL Deco Shapes
Scallop Mini Oval clipboard
Chip Easter
Chip Oval Scallop
3x13 Rejoice

Doodlebug Spring Thing Collection
12x12 Sticker Sheet
















As we are nearing Easter, I decided to decorate a gift bag for Easter. 

I wanted the Chip Easter to be my focal element so I painted it with an assortment of Tattered Angels paints.  Next I separated the Chip Oval Scallop and used the outer ring.  I also painted it with Tattered Angels paints, then cut the dotted paper to fit behind the oval.

While waiting for my elements to dry, I used the floral paper from the Doodlebug Spring Thing collection, matting it with cardstock and adding it to my gift bag.




Using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I adhered the Chip Oval Scallop to the bag.  Next, I added the Chip Easter on top on a slight angle.  Finally, I adhered several dew drops about the bag.

I love creating pretty gift bags and the products from the March Main Kit were perfect for this project.

Are you ready for Easter?

Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

Dream Big with Joy Clair Stamps

Hi everyone, I'm on the Joy Clair blog today using the Dream Big stamp set. 

This stamp set has 33 stamps!!!  With this many stamps, the possibilities are endless because they  can be used for any number of projects.

My first project is a card and I used lots of spray inks to create my background.  Then I stamped my elements.  The sentiment says it all - and I added it to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.




For my next project I stamped in my planner.  These stamps are perfect for helping you plan and Dream Big working to achieve your goals.  I stamped the elements I wanted in assorted colors around my planner pages.


 
 
Step out details are on the Joy Clair blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

3/5/17

Happy Easter with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, I've got a new post on the Rinea Foils blog

Winter has gone on far too long and I've started to create Spring projects.  I have been having fun with Rinea Foils and this month I created an Easter project.


I had this fun wood sign and thought it would work well for an Easter project.   Easter is all about bunnies and Easter eggs so I die cut the bunny from my Cricut Expression and added a wiggly eye and fuzzy tail.

The Easter eggs were really fun to create.  I punched the Easter eggs from assorted Embossed Foils - Blue, Purple and Hot Pink.  I stamped assorted designs on Glossy Silver Foil and then heat embossed them.  Heat embossing turns out beautifully on the foils, just be careful not to overheat. 


I created grass using the Glossy Green/Gold Foil.  I simply cut a 1" strip of foil,  cut into it randomly, then rolled the cut edges over giving the illusion of grass.  I adhered this to the bottom of my panel, then I placed the eggs in the corner under the grass. 


The base eggs were adhered to the panel using Beacon Adhesive.  I placed foam adhesives under the top eggs for dimension then added several gems to the pink egg.


Happy Easter was die cut from Hot Pink Embossed Foil with Sizzix dies.


Rinea Foils can be easily die cut and punched. The cuts are always clean and crisp.


What do you think? 

Steph