I recently found a blog that have a challenge every week called “Scrap pile Saturday” and was all over that. Whenever I can I dip in to my paper scraps to build a card (I have to cut into a full sheet of paper) and I have quite a stash of scraps. This weeks challenge was to use 3 pattern paper scraps to make a card:
This card also qualifies for the House Mouse Monday challenge which is Easter! I do love those cute little mice, My mom has a great collection so I often stamp out a bunch when I visit, I have many too which my kids stamp and color more than I do! I sent this card to my mom:
My Sister prefers the House Mouse bunnies so this one I sent to her:
Ha! I figured out how to emboss only a frame around a blank center with a cuttlebug folder:
The “stick pins” are head pins with beads and the stamp is from About Art Accents, they have a lot of ATC motifs that are perfect to stamp in a Frame like this, so simple and pretty!
It is so easy you will laugh! All you need to do is replace your bottom cutting pad with a sheet of rubber gasket and a cardboard photo mat so that combined they are about the same thickness as the cutting pad and since the center of the mat is open it applies no pressure to the folder so it remains flay while the outside is embossed. Here is the sandwich:
I added a little embossed line around the inside of the frame with my score pal to make it more finished:
I am going to make an oval one next, great now I will need to get more EB folders LOL 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
This box was fun and east to alter, it originally held a custom addy stamp but I repurposed it to hold candy. Would you like to lean how to color the basket on the lid? Well check out the video at the end of the post for a BEGINNER marker tutorial 🙂
Here is the inside:
OK now I need to preface the next video, I started a yahoo group about a year ago called “What’s Digital stamping” because back then hardly anyone know what a digistamp was let alone how to use them. I asked the members if they wanted classes and they said “Yes!” so here is my first Copic coloring video, now please feel free to follow along with your Bic Mark its, Sharpies or Prismacolors, you do not need copics but the markers should be permanent for the techniques we will do. Also, please excuse my hand that is in the way sometimes, I am right handed so I should have set my camera to my left, next time i will know:) so if you have 10 minutes to kill enjoy my first copic tutorial:
Happy Saturday! This week I swapped stamps with Cheri Winger, a personal friend and new designers at MyGrafico! I Decided to use her new Elegant Name Plate set.
The pretty butterfly is rubber from About Art Accents. I stamped him with Black Memento ink and colored him with my Copics.
Now, having the capabilities of a Cricut machine and the fabulous SCAL software I wondered if I could cut out the printed nameplates with my bug. Here is a card I made with one of the cricut cut nameplates, there is a bit of trial and error but it might be just the thing if you need to cut a lot of pre printed graphics. Here is how I did it:
Notice the black squares in to corner of the files. They are registration marks. After you print the graphics you can line up the squares on the mat corresponding to the squares on the designs on-screen, it might seem strange but stay with me:)
So then I traced the image in Sure Cuts Alot 2 (SCAL2) and lined up my paper to match what I see on the screen. Be sure to check the keep proportions box checked during this process because it you change the aspect ratio at all the cut will be off. I cut mine with a shadow of 0.15 because of the intricate cuts.
I always put a bit of blue painters tape on my paper when I cut, it insures that my paper will not slip.
Now that you have seen what I did with Cheri’s Designs check Cheri’s blog and see what she cooked up with mine:) Be sure to check out all of her lovely work and leave some love too! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Today I thought I would use images from one of my favorite sets (the first set I created actually) Coffee Talk:
I printed the coffee cups a few times on white cardstock and colored them with my Copics, I wanted them to look like postage stamps so I trimmed around the block with stamp-edge scissors and pierced around the elements. Cool, no?
I like ATCs but honestly, I rarely make them but I had some leftovers so what is a girl to do? I was able to make both of the envelopes out of a single 12×12 sheet of paper (with the leftover scrap on the ATC) and the neat thing is both envelopes were cut from the same SVG file from the Envelope Bonanza kit, I cut them on my Cricut using SCAL software:
Here is a look at the SVG and Printable templates you get in the Envelope Bonanza kit:
And now for your Thursday freebie: a printable sheet of 4 coffee themed papers and a coffee talk mesh svg file you can cut with your Cricut machine if you have SCAL software. Click the picture to download 🙂
Now let’s see what the LSS senior DT has for us today:
I have been sifting through drawers and going through my scrap piles trying to use up some scraps, here is a card I mad with a 8 year old card base, scrap paper and a stamp I colored a month ago from the Birds and Branches digital stamp set from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff:
Notice the “dew drops” on the top of the card, they are my famous hot glue dots, there is a how to video on this post. Here is a look at the Birds and Branches set:
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Did you notice that there was a lot of embossing in this set? I didn’t use embossing folders, instead I used Fiskars texture plates, brass and plastic stencils and my Big Shot, watch the video to see how:
Holy moley, now that is frugal! This is the set I made for less than 8 cents using digital stamps from Mel’s Brushes:
I printed the cardbase and the digital stamps on a sheet of GP cardstock (2 cents) and I cut the envelope with my Cricut and SCAL software and the matting later out of a single sheet of pattern paper (my mind’s eye everyday tango stack bought on sale: 180 sheets/$8 around 6 cents.) To make my base I made a new 5″x7″ document and recolored and printed the stitches stamps on it (you get 26 stitches for $5!) then I “inked” the edges with the art media tool. Since most of the paper is white it is easy on ink too! Then I pasted that into a 8.5″x11″ document, scaled it a bit smaller and printed the recolored shabby flower stamps in the margin so I got all of the elements on one sheet. Easy peasy!
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!