Friday, September 28, 2012

Graduation Card by Billie St Clair

 Hello there………
Billie here with a graduation card for the daughter of one of my besties.  She just recently graduated from college with her teaching degree and already has a job teaching 4th grade.  :-)
I cut my varying layers of patterned paper from the Crate Paper School Spirit stack and inked with Spiced Marmalade
The stack of books is a stamp from the Pink By Design School is Cool stamp set.  I colored them with Distress Markers and cut them out with my oh-so-awesome Tim Holtz scissors.  I cut the apple from the Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge, added Stickles to the pieces and popped it up on the card.
Crate Paper is her favorite  paper line, so I hope she likes it…………  :-)
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tea Cup by Steph Ackerman

Good morning, Steph here with a look at the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge.  I love this cartridge because it is filled with so many fun 3 dimensional projects.  I had a difficult time deciding what I wanted to create, so I played with many of the projects on this cartridge and by far, my favorite project is the tea cup.
This tea cup would be amazing to create and present as a gift for all your favorite people - from family and friends to teachers.  Just add some raffia, some candy kisses (or some other candy of choice) in a cellophane bag, and you are good to go.
Using the teacup, I cut it at fit2page which resulted in a 3 1/2" teacup.  Once cut, I used my Scor-Pal and scored the areas that were to be folded.  You could also do this with the included scoring feature AND the addition of the scoring blade, however, I prefer using my Scor-Pal to get the crisp folds I need.
Putting the cup together is fairly easy.  Just add the handle to the cup (inserting it in the precut slots) and adhere the sides of the cup together, then place the smallest circle inside the cup.  Put the saucer together and add the largest circle on top - this helps create the curviture in the saucer.  Add adhesive to the bottom of the cup and adhere it to the saucer.   I felt the cup needed a little something extra, so I pulled out some pretty lace that I thought would work well.  Using a strong adhesive on the ribbon (such as Scor-tape), I added it to the cup, but felt it needed a little color.  Out came my Copic Markers because, as you know, Copic Markers can color anything and this lace was no exception.  I colored the lace band with G24.  Love it! 
Just because I was having so much fun with the tea cup, I made a few more!!!!
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Creepy Box! by Jamie Cripps

Hi!  Jamie back today with a fun and creepy little box that I created using my Martha Stewart 12x12 Scoreboard and my Spellbinder Dies!
 Just look at all its cuteness!
Patterned Paper: Creep Face Craft Paper Pad (Martha Stewart)
Cardstock: Black (The Paper Studio)
Ribbon: Orange/Black (May Arts)
Other: Red Marker and Googly Eyes

1. To create the bottom of the box, take an 8x8" piece of paper and score at 2" and 6", turn and score at 2" and 6" again.  Cut one slice on each of the score marks then adhere the sides together with 1/2" Scrappy Tape.
2. For the top of the box, take a second piece of 8x8" piece of paper and score at 2" and 6-1/8", turn and score at 2" and 6-1/8" again.  Make four slices as you did in step #1 then adhere the sides together with 1/2" Scrappy Tape.
3. Place the top of the box over the bottom of the box.
4. Using the two large dies from the Picot Edge Circles die, cut two shapes in black cardstock.  Cover both pieces with the Distress Crackle Paint and let dry.  Adhere the smaller shape in the center of the larger with foam squares.  Take Charcoal twine and weave in and out of the circles as shown.
5. The piece should look like this.
6. Add a spider to the center of the shape then adhere to the center of the box.  Add ribbon to decorate!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sand Shaker Card by Penny Ward


Hello my friends at the ScrapbookPal blog. Penny here today with a shaker card for you. I live a stones throw from Clearwater Beach, Fl and while I was there recently, I thought…oh oh oh I have to make a shaker card with sand and shells. So if you are reading this tutorial from somewhere cold weathered…I hope this cheers you up!

Just a note before I begin…. have you ever finished a card and then thought…hum, I don’t really care for that? Well this happened to me with the card you see pictured above. In the future, I would cut a second oval for the shaker part so you don’t see the Paisley embossing behind the sand…just saying!

Let’s make a card…………….

Cut a base card 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.
Cut a beige card stock just a bit smaller than your base. Dry emboss.
Cut a piece of Kraft card stock 5 1/4 x 3 1/2. Dry emboss.

Die cut desired oval from Kraft card stock. Die cut oval from clear plastic sheet and attach.

sand closeup

Die cut thin foam three times (to give height for shells). Cut centers from foam ovals. and attach.

Attach all embellishments to card base EXCEPT shaker.

Turn shaker embellishment upside down and apply glossy accents to foam leaving about a two inch opening at the top free of glue. Flip and attach to your card front. LET DRY !!!

sand 2

Gently lift unglued portion to pour in sand and tiny shells. Apply glue to this top portion with a pin or craft knife and let dry.
(I know you are tempted to shake it..but don’t! Your sand will adhere to places you don’t want it to be…trust me!)

Hope you enjoyed the card and may you have a really crafty day.
Thanks for stamping by…..

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Watercolor paper (Canson)
Cream & Kraft card stock (Recollections)
Stamp Umbrella sand set (Stampendous)
Natural twine (Darice)
Clear plastic sheet (Office Depot)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Baby Boy Banner by Billie St Clair


Billie here with a baby boy banner I made for my husband’s cousin, who is due to have her first baby – a boy.  They are a super, super sweet family, so I hope they like it! 

Their nursery is in owls, with brown, blue, yellow and orange, so I incorporated some of those colors on the scallop circles and the letters.  I just love this owl!  Isn’t he just the cutest!!! 

Here is a shot of the front side of the banner.  The baby’s name is Beau James, in case you can’t tell.  ha! 


This is a shot of the back side of the same banner.  I made it reversible, in case they want to use it at the baby shower or something……  :-)


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Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time……………