8/15/18

It's Your Day with Just For Fun Rubber Stamps

I've got a new card on the Just For Fun blog.


I love this Landscape Tag stamp.  It has a fun collage look which lends itself to assorted colors of inks.


I matted the tag with kraft cardstock then added it to the card which was wrapped with twine.


The sentiment is from Sentiments 1 and was added to the left side.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


8/14/18

Santa Should Move South with Creative Vision Stamps

Hi everyone, I've created a new card using stamps from Creative Vision Stamps.





Love this stamp set - Elf This.



I colored him with Copic Markers, then matted the panel with blue cardstock.



I added a little glossy assents along the snow line and his shovel.


You can shop at www.creativevisionstamps.com using my code (Steph10) to receive 10% off your next order of $20.00 or more.  Simply enter my code at checkout.  It's valid on regular priced items only, does not count toward shipping and taxes and cannot be used with the custom stamp service.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

8/10/18

Happy Birthday with Rinea Foils

HI everyone, I'm on the Rinea blog using the new Princess Foiled Paper Variety Pack  and Joy Clair stamps.


I found some jars of bath salts that I thought would make great gifts for friends.  They just needed to be decorated and Rinea foiled papers make wonderful accent elements.


Begin by cutting Silver Starstruck to fit around the glass.  Mat it with Glossy Silver/Gold, leaving a gold border.  Glue it around the jar.


Use StarStruck Blush Pink to die cut an assortment of flowers using Heartfelt Creations dies.  Rinea foils die cut amazingly well, even with the most intricate of dies!  Use a stylus to add dimension to the flower petals and form into shape.  Adhere 3 layers for each flower.  Rinea Foils really hold their shape so the foils are perfect for beautiful 3 dimensional flowers.


Wrap pink ribbon around the jar.  Adhere several different sized flowers to the front.  Then die cut some leaves from Jade/Jade Starstuck Foiled Paper and slip them under the flowers.


Since I plan on giving this as a birthday gift, I stamped Happy Birthday on a scrap of Glossy Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper using the Every Day Sentiments stamp set from Joy Clair.  Once I punched the sentiment, I slipped it behind the flowers. 


Although I am using this for a birthday gift, you could easily customize this project for a teacher gift, to use as party favor or even a just because gift.  

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.


Steph

Notebooks with Bowdabra

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

It's time to start thinking about teacher gifts.  And adding a Bowdabra bow as the finishing touch makes the teacher gifts more elaborate.



Create notebooks for each teacher and add their initials to the front cover.


Place each notebook in a cellophane bag, then create the bows using a variety of ribbons.


This is a perfect way to use all your scraps of ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph










8/8/18

Altered Bottle with Makin's Clay

Hi everyone, I've got an Altered Bottle on the Makin's Clay blog.  Incorporating clay into altered bottle art allows you to create a wide variety of projects.

I wasn't quite sure what I was going to create when I started this project, but it ended up being a fun holiday project (and it's never too early to get a head start on holiday projects).


Supplies
Makin'sⓇ Clay - Grape Leaf 
Clay Push Mold - Leaves
Clay Texture Sheet - Floral
Black Gesso
Prima Marketing Metallique Paints


Start by kneeding Grape Leaf Clay.  Place the kneeded clay on a bottle and spread it with your fingers forming it around the bottle.  While still wet, the clay will adhere to the bottle without adhesives.  Using fingers to move the clay around the bottle leaves a nice impression.


For more dimension, I rolled the bottle on a Texture sheet pressing it into the clay.


Next, I painted the bottle with black gesso and put it aside to dry.


While the bottle was drying, I used the Leaves push mold to create an assortment of leaves from Grape Leaf Clay.


I painted the leaves with assorted colors of Prima Marketing Metallique paints.


Next, I placed a floral spray on the bottle, holding it in place until it dried.  Then I placed several of the clay leaves amongst the floral spray.



I added color to the gessoed bottle with Prima Marketing Metallique paints.  I used my fingers to be sure the paints got into the embossed areas.   Next, I then spritzed the bottle with water so the colors would run and blend together.


While I did make this a Christmas project, simply by changing up the floral spray can turn this into a  spring or summer project.


What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by

Steph

8/7/18

Snail Mail with Creative Vision Stamps

Hi everyone, I've created a new card using stamps from Creative Vision Stamps
 


 

This stamp set - Stick With It - is adorable!
 
I colored her with Copic Markers, then die cut.  I created the card from green cardstock and added several pattern papers on top.  Then I wrapped the card with twine before adding the image with foam adhesives for dimension.
 
I stamped the sentiment and placed it partially off the image.
 
What do you think?
You can shop at www.creativevisionstamps.com using my code (Steph10) to receive 10% off your next order of $20.00 or more.  Simply enter my code at checkout.  It's valid on regular priced items only, does not count toward shipping and taxes and cannot be used with the custom stamp service.

Thanks for stopping by.


Steph

8/5/18

Floppy Hat with Bowdabra

It's the heat of the summer and one way to cool off is by having a nice floppy hat.  Stop by the Bowdabra blog to see how I added a bow to decorate a plain floppy hot into something you'll love to wear all summer long.




Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

8/1/18

Scor-Pal Backpacks

Hi everyone, I'm on the Scor-Pal blog with a summer themed project this month.  We are in the heat of the summer and it's time to create summer projects.

Who doesn't love summer parties?  And who doesn't like to give small gifts to the hosts?  I've created some mini summer themed backpacks perfect for the hosts.  Alternatively, if you are hosting a kids birthday party, these would make great favors for the kids.


Supplies:
Scor-Pal
Scor-Tape
Double sided pattern paper
Cardstock


Directions:

Cut cardstock 10 1/2" x 6". 
With the short edge along the top, score at 4 1/2".


Rotate cardstock, placing the long edge across the top.
Score at 2", 5", 7", 10".


Fold along all scored lines.
Cut along the score lines to the horizontal line, thus creating the bottom of the backpack.  
Place Scor-Tape along the 1/2" edge and assemble the backpack.
Fold in the bottom flaps and use Scor-Tape to hold.
If desired, cut pattern paper to fit the front panel.



To create the top flap, cut a panel of red cardstock 3" x 3"
Score at 3/4" and 1".
Corner round the top edge.
Punch two holes in the center strip.


Run ribbon through the holes.
Tie knots on the under side to hold the ribbon in place.
Adhere the flap to the back of the backpack.
Cut 2 strips, each 6" x 3/4" for the straps and adhere.


 
To create the front pocket, cut cardstock 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".
Score 1/4" and 2 1/2".
Rotate and score at 1 1/4" and 1 1/2".
Cut out the tiny squares in the centers and assemble with Scor-Tape.



Create another flap for the top of the pocket as shown above.
Add the pocket to the front.


Add Velcro dots to secure the top and pocket.

 
At 4" x 2", they are perfectly sized for candy or even gift cards.  
You can even slip a folded bill in the front pocket!



 
I hope you will try making these backpacks.
 
Thanks for stopping by.

Steph



I thought of you today

Hi everyone it's a new challenge at JustforFun and this month we are creating with stripes.




Using a striped background, I matted it with brown cardstock, then added it a blue card.  The sentiment was stamped with black ink on a white strip, then added to the card with foam adhesives.


I slipped a large oval behind the sentiment.  The Brushed Floral stamp was stamped in black ink then colored with Memento Markers.  I then fussy cut the flower and added it atop the oval.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Elf This with Creative Vision Stamps

Hi everyone, I've created a new card using stamps from Creative Vision Stamps.


Love this new stamp set - Elf This.


I stamped the elf on white cardstock then colored him with Copic Markers.  Using an art dauber, I added some blue ink around the image.


You can shop at www.creativevisionstamps.com using my code (Steph10) to receive 10% off your next order of $20.00 or more.  Simply enter my code at checkout.  It's valid on regular priced items only, does not count toward shipping and taxes and cannot be used with the custom stamp service.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Creepy Tombstone with Proxxon Tools

As we head toward the end of summer, it's not too early to think about Halloween and all the creepy stuff that goes along with Halloween.


I love decorating for Halloween and realized I didn't have a tombstone!!  So I decided to use a sheet of Smoothfoam with my Hot Wire Cutter to create a tombstone.  So quick and easy and so much fun to create.

Supplies:
Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter
Smoothfoam
Plaid Paints - Delta Ceramcoat - Ink Blot, Antique White, Charcoal
Folk Art Coastal Texture Paints - Sand Dollar, Seal Grey


I began by drawing the tombstone on a sheet of Smoothfoam.


Using the Hot Wire Cutter I then cut the pattern.



Next I painted the tombstone with Coastal Texture Paint in Sand Dollar and Seal Gray, mixing the colors together.  Then I put it aside to dry.


Once dry, I used the Hot Wire Cutter again to create the "cracks".  With no specific plan in mind, I created assorted "cracks" around the tombstone.


Check out how defined the cracks are and how small I was able to cut them.


For definition, I paint the cracks with black and white paints.  Using a stencil, I added RIP down the center with blue paint.


To give it a more aged appearance, I added more black paint around the edges and used a baby wipe to blend it in.


Finally, I added some mesh along one side creating a cobweb effect down the side.


What do you think?

I love using the Hot Wire Cutter for projects like this.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph