12/5/16

Christmas Banner with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, my first post is up on the Rinea Blog today. 

Imported from Germany, the foils are made of paper surrounded by 2 layers of colored aluminum foil so there is a nice weight to them. 

As we are headed towards Christmas, I created a banner with ornaments and pointsettias created from assorted colors of Rinea Foils.


 

Supplies:
Rinea Foils - Glossy Plain-Red/Green; Embossed-Red, Green, Silver, Copper
Spellbinders dies
Cricut Expression
Whisker Graphics Twine
Clothes pins

Cardstock and pattern paper was cut to create the banner pieces then adhered together with brads.  Using Spellbinders dies, I die cut the large ornaments from black cardstock, then used the next sized die to cut ornaments from Red, Silver and Copper Foils.  Coordinating twine was tied around the foil ornaments and the foil layer was adhered to the cardstock layer with foam adhesives for dimension.


 
Using my Cricut, I die cut JOY from Green Embossed Foil.  As you can see, the first "J" I cut tore while die cutting.  I usually have my speed and pressure settings at maximum, but found it to be too fast to cut the foil.  I die cut the "O" at medium speed and pressure and, while it did cut better, I found it too slow and it dragged the foil a bit.  I then cut the "Y" at high speed and pressure which cut the best as did the last "J".  The other 2 "J"s did not cut well as I did not clean my mat completely before cutting.  (Lesson learned!)
 
 
 
Using Red and Green Embossed Foils, I die cut and embossed the pointsettia using Spellbinders dies.  The foil cut really well and embossed beautifully.  A dollop of glitter glue was added to the center of the pointsettias.
 

The ornaments were added to the banner using clothes pins which were clipped to the tops of the banner.  Smaller pointsettias were glued to the clothes pins and a dollop of glitter glue was added to the center of each.
 
 

To finish, I tied some jute to the ends so I could hang the banner. 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today and please check back often as the design team has some amazing projects to show you.

Steph
 
 



12/3/16

Stitched Christmas Spirit Cards

Hi everyone, do you need to create some quick and easy Christmas cards? 


Pick your favorite stamps, some scraps of paper and inks.


 
These Stitch stamps are lots of fun and can be used for an assortment of projects.  Stamp all in one color then use the running stitch in a different color and stamp in between.
 
 
Cut the stamped panel on an angle to fit the card.  Add a sentiment and you're done.

 

 
More details can be found on the Ann Butler Designs blog.  Why not create a few for friends and family?
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 




12/2/16

JoyClair December Blog Hop



It's new release day at Joy Clair and the new stamps are amazing once again!!  I've used  the sentiments from the Holly Jolly Santa Stamp set on both my cards as the focal point. 


 
The pointsettias were die cut using Spellbinders dies and leaves were added using Makin's Clay Leaves Push Mold and green clay.  The details are amazing.

 
My next card I've used Makin's Clay Christmas Nature Push Mold with red and green clays for some dimensional elements.



Hop with us. Be sure to visit each of the designers on this blog hop!

Joy Clair Blog - http://joyclair.typepad.com/…/12/end-of-the-year-blog-hop.h…
Steph Ackerman - http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/…/joyclair-december-blo… HERE
Cornelia Wenokor - http://fun-stamping.blogspot.com/…/joy-clair-december-blog-…
Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez - http://wp.me/p5TnaH-4wz
Lori Kobular - http://loriskreations.blogspot.com/…/joy-clair-december-blo…
Helen Gullett - http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2Mv
LeeAnn McKinney - http://mimiscraftyabyss.blogspot.com/…/joy-clair-december-b…
Jessica Pascarella - http://kissinkrafts.blogspot.com/…/joy-clair-december-blog-…
Donna Green Idlet - http://myblogidlet.blogspot.com/
Monica Edwards - http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/…/december-blog-hop.html

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


Creating a Christmas Panel

Hi everyone, I've got a fun Christmas panel on the Proxxon blog today.  It's full of yummy goodness.

 
For details, please stop by the blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by.  
 
Steph

12/1/16

Gingerbread House Gift Box

Hi everyone,  you know it's almost Christmas when Gingerbread Houses start showing up in the stores.  This year, I decided to make my own using amazing products from Makin's Clay.




Please stop by the Makin's Clay blog for all the delicious details.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

Believe Trees

It's a new challenge at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.


 
I chose to use the Stamptangle Christmas Trees this month.  In keeping with the winter theme, I stamped the trees with lightly blue ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder.
 
 
 
I tied ribbon around the panel and adhered to a black card.  Believe was die cut and added to a set of ovals in the lower corner.
 

 

 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

Graphic 45 Treat Container

It's a new challenge at Scor-Pal and this month is to design anything.  What projects can you create with your Scor-Pal this month?

Since we are heading toward Christmas, I thought I'd create a treat box that doubles as a Christmas ornament.

 
Fill with goodies.

 
 
Start with 12" cardstock
 
Cut 2nd layer of cardstock 10 1/4" x 10 1/4"
 
Cut 3rd layer of cardstock 9" x 9"
 

Remove the corner squares on each panel.
Cut the remaining squares into triangles.
Cut pattern papers to fit each triangle.


Punch holes in the larger panels and insert ribbons.


Fill with candy.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

11/28/16

Three Wise Men

Hi everyone, I've got a new post on the JoyClair blog today one of the next stamp sets released this month - Three Wise Men.

 
Using a Spellbinders die, I die cut the stars from yellow cardstock and used it as a stencil.  I spritzed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.


I wrapped the panel with twine and added my image.

 
My next card uses the same star die as a background element.
 


Please stop by the blog for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


 

11/26/16

Decorative Tags


My newest post on the Susan K. Weckesser blog today, using an assortment of pattern papers from the Live in Color collection.



Please stop by the blog for additional details.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

11/25/16

Thanksgiving Cards

Hi everyone, some Thanksgiving cards as posted on the Ann Butler Designs blog. 

What do you get when you mix Ann Butler Designs stamps from Unity Stamp Co. and Ann Butler Designs inks from Clearsnap?  Beautiful fall inspired cards.  Add in a sentiment from JoyClair and Spellbinders dies and create something amazing.


For complete details, please stop by the blog.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


Hope your day and the following weekend are amazing.

11/23/16

Give Thanks with Just for Fun Rubber Stamps

Hi everyone, it's a new challenge at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.  This month we'd love to see some Give Thanks projects based on this photo.


The letters are Spellbinders die cuts which were added to4 layers of cardstock.  And the card itself is from dark brown cardstock.

These are amazing stamps, so please check into the store and see what's available.  Also stop by the blog to see what all the designers have created for this challenge.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 
 
 
 

11/18/16

The Color and Texture of Fall

Hi everyone, I have a new project on the Paverpol blog - a fall canvas.  I absolutely LOVE fall - the colors, the crunchy leaves, the cooler weather.  And I love my project.  I think it really epitomizes fall and all it stands for.



I used the Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to cut a Smoothfoam ball in half.  Then used Paverpol Light Flesh Tone with fabric and wrap the fabric around one of the half balls.  Twist the fabric at the top and allow some fabric folding for dimension.  This created the pumpkin onto which I added more Paverpol with Pavercotton to add dimension.  Makin's Clay was added as swirls around the pumpkin.
 


 
I wrapped fabric around the 2nd Smoothfoam ball and smoothed it, then painted with red and green to create the apple.  Makin's Clay was created for the apple stem.

 
FALL was created using Makin's Clay clay and Alphabet Cutters and added to the corner with Beacon Adhesives.
 
Then I added assorted twigs, flowers, twine to finish and spritzed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
 
For the complete tutorial, please stop by the Paverpol blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

11/17/16

Happy New Year Wine Charms

Hi everyone.  Do you believe that New Year is almost upon us again?  So let's get ready to celebrate in style with some etched wine glasses decorated with ribbons and pretty wine charms. 


Begin by etching wine glasses with etchall® etching crème.   Die cut the year from the Cricut using vinyl.
 

      
 
Place tape around the glass so the etching crème does not touch the glass.  Add a generous amount of etching crème on the glass. 
 

Allow to sit for 15 minutes, the remove the etching crème and return it to the jar.  Eching crème is reusable so it can be used on other projects.



To create the wine charms, mix equal parts EasyCast® Clear Casting Epoxy resin and hardener into a mixing cup.  Stir for 2 full minutes to properly mix the products.  Then pour into a second cup and mix for another minute.

 
Die cut designs from assorted colors of Rinea Foils.   Use Ultra Seal Multi-Purpose Sealer to glue the foils in the bezels.  Once in place, paint another layer of Ultra Seal Multi-Purpose Sealer on the foils.  Allow to dry completely before continuing.
 
 
Use the stir stick to add resin to the bezels.  Pop any bubbles that may appear.  Allow to cure for at least 24 hours before moving the bezels. 

 
Add the completed charm plus an assortment of beads onto memory wire.
 
 
Use the Bowdabra to create bows and tie them to the wine stems along with some decorative holiday bulbs. 
 
 
Add a charm to each glass and enjoy.
 

The bows and charms can be removed for easy clean up. 

Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 

GIve Thanks with RInea Paper Foil




Hi everyone, I am participating in the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop this month.  This month we are working with Rinea paper foil from Global Crafting.

I was thrilled to receive a selection of paper foils in a myriad of colors, each one gorgeous.

 
I love how easily the foils die cut and embossed.  Look at all that dimension!
 

I used a white card and added a panel of kraft cardstock.  Next, I added some burlap to give the card a nice fall theme.

 
After die cutting the foil, I stamped and embossed the JoyClair sentiment directly on the foil. 


Rinea paper foil comes in a variety of colors and surfaces.  You can find more information about Rinea paper foil here: www.globalcrafting.com.
 
Please stop by the DCC blog to see projects from all the designers.
 
Please leave me a comment, I'd love to know what you think! 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
 Steph