4/21/18

Happy BIrthday with Creative Vision Stamps

Hi everyone, today I've got  a new card to share created with stamps from Creative Vision Stamps.



Don't you love this stamp?  It's perfect with the cupcake I created from my Cricut.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


Floral Card with Video for Expressions Crafts

Hi everyone, I've created another video post for Expressions Craft.  I used the Flora stamp set, one of my favorite stamp sets because it has 5 different floral images and 4 sentiments.   


 


Using the small floral stamp, I repeatedly stamped it on white cardstock, then colored them with Copic Markers.  Then I added some flowers on top to create a 3 dimensional appearance. 

Please check out my process video.  I'm still a little nervous creating videos, but hope I am getting better!!





Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

4/19/18

The Earth Laughs in Flowers with Expressions Crafts

Hi everyone, my newest post on the Expressions Craft blog uses the Flora stamp set.


Using the sunflower stamp, I repeatedly stamped it on a yellow panel.  


I wrapped the panel with ribbon and twine.  The phrase was stamped and die cut, then matted with with a larger die which was added with foam adhesives to the card.


The panel was added to a black card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


Baby Shower Banner with Rinea Foiled Paper

Hi everyone, I've got a baby shower banner on the Rinea blog.



I began by using several dies to cut foils from Blush/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and Turquoise/Gold Glossy Foiled Papers.  The cuts are amazing.


Using left over scraps from the above die cuts, I added Gold foiled circles to the center of each medallion.


To create the banner pieces, I die cut black cardstock, then die cut pink and blue papers to fit.  Once assembled, I used molding paste through a stencil for dimension.  Next, I punched strips of Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper to fit the top of each banner.


Adhere tulle to each banner, then add the medallions on top, alternating the colors.  Then I placed the baby buggies on top.


Assemble the banner with brads and add tulle to use as a hanger.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph



4/18/18

Mini Fence Panel

Left over scraps of wood can be recycled.  Why not pick out some wood scraps and use Proxxon tools to create a new project.

Left over scraps of wood can be recycled/upcycled.  Why not pick out some wood scraps and use your Proxxon tools to create a new project.



Supplies:
Plaid Paint - Milk Paint - Petticoat



The wood I used is from an old left over fence panel.  To be sure I cut straight lines, I used the Kapro 313 Measure Mate.  


Then I used my Delta Jigsaw to cut the panels, following the line created with the Kapro 313 Measure Mate.


Next I used the Delta Sander to sand down the fence panels to remove all the rough patches and imperfections.



I used the panel as is, but found it too dark.  So I decided to paint on a light layer of Plaid Milk Paint in Winter Harbour to give the panel a nice white washed appearance.


Once the panels dried, I sanded the panels again to remove some of the paint and give it a more distressed appearance. 


Now my panel is ready to use as a background for my projects.  It's large enough for my bigger projects, yet light enough to pick up and move around.



What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph





Happy Graduation with Creative Vision Stamps

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

As graduations near, it's time to create a card for the special graduates in in your life.

 
I've used the Graduation Cap stamp, inking it with both Memento London Fog and Tuxedo Black Inks.  Once stamped, I fussy cut the cap, matted it on black cardstock and fussy cut it again.  The sentiment is from the Enjoy Your Retirement stamp set, which I thought was perfect for a graduation card.


The background is the Geometric 20 Foilables Pattern Pack Toner Sheets onto which I fused Silver Bullet Heat Transfer Foil.  Look at the different colors embedded in the foil!!  I placed the foiled sheet on a black card and then added a black die cut sign for the center onto which I popped the graduation cap.  Then I inserted the sentiment slightly under the graduation cap.



Be sure to pop over and check out the wide selection of  and supplies available at Creative Vision Stamps.

You can shop at www.creativevisionstamps.com using my code ( ) 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

4/17/18

Happy Retirement with Creative Vision Stamps

Hi everyone, I'm thrilled to be showcasing my first card as a member of the Creative Vision Stamps Design Team.   I've created a retirement card using stamps from Creative Vision Stamps.




I began by creating a background using a stencil from Expressionscrafts along with Fireworks! spray inks from Imagine.   I die cut a hole in the lower corner and stamped the phrase from the Enjoy Your Retirement clear stamp set on the bottom layer.  This stamp set 5 stamps and I've used 3 of them on this card.

 
After matting  the panel with green and black cardstock, I realized I had a huge smudge on my background!  No worries, though, as I would be covering this spot with my stamped image. 

 
I stamped the image and colored it with Copic Markers.  For more depth, I fussy cut it and matted it with kraft cardstock.  Then, I restamped and recolored the lizard only as I wanted some dimension  to him.  I cut him out again, inked around him and placed him atop the main image which slightly overlapped the sentiment in the circle.


Be sure to pop over and check out the wide selection of  and supplies available at Creative Vision Stamps.

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

4/15/18

Bouquet of Foiled Flowers

Hi everyone, Spring is finally coming after a very long winter and there's nothing better than a bouquet of colorful flowers.



Have you seen the Pastels Foiled Paper Variety Pack yet?  It's a great combination of Lavender, Turquoise and Jade, perfect for spring and summer creations.


Die cut Lavender/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper to create a lattice basket using Spellbinders dies.  Die cut Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and adhere the layers together to create the basket.



Die cut 2 sets of flowers from Jade/Gold, Blush/Gold, Ruby/Gold, and Violet/Gold Glossy Foiled Papers.  Cut the stems from the Jade/Gold die cuts and adhere to the flowers.  Add a second flower on top for additional dimension.  Die cut leaves from Jade/Gold.


White wash a wood sign and allow to dry.  Use Beacon Adhesive to adhere the flowers and leaves to the sign.


Adhere the lattice basket over the flowers, gluing the sides and bottom.  Form the flowers and leaves to fit the sign.


A Spring bouquet now hangs in my room.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

4/12/18

Tis the Season

Hi everyone, I'm on the Just For Fun Blog today using some great stamps from the store to create my card.

I know Christmas was 4 months ago, however, I discovered this Christmas Lantern stamp and wanted to use it.


I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then fussy cut it.  Next, I used Memento Markers to color the image.


Die cutting 2 layers of red cardstock, I placed them atop another panel of red which was added to a card.  The Lantern was then popped onto the card.  "tis the season from the Sentiment 1 stamp set was stamped, matted and added below the Lantern.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

4/10/18

Hello Cards with Rinea Foils

Hello everyone, my recent post on the Rinea blog with two very different, yet very similar cards using Rinea Foiled Papers.


I had this amazing Poppy Stamps background die which is a perfect size for creating cards.  Using the die, I die cut Fuscia/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  It die cut the foil amazingly well.  Look at all those details!!


I matted the die cut panel on the reverse side so the gold foil would show.


Taking the die cut script hello, I placed it on white card, then added a label around it.



My next card uses Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and the same die; however, this time, I used the die to emboss rather than die cut the panel.  I then added a die cut flourish from Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper, adding it to the left corner.


After matting the panel with white cardstock, I wrapped it with ribbon.  The panel was added to the card with foam adhesives.  HELLO was then die cut separately from Sapphire/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and added to die cut ovals.



What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph



4/9/18

Party Centerpiece/Decorations

Hi everyone, I've used etchallⓇ dip 'n etch to etch a vase that will be used as a party centerpiece/ decoration. 



I began by using etchallⓇ dip 'n etch liquid, submerging the vase completely in the dip 'n etch.  Then I simply waited 15 minutes for the etching and removed the vase.   Since dip 'n etch is reusable, just pour it back to the container.  Rinse the vase and pat dry.


Adhere a strip of ribbon around the top of the vase.  The vase sits nicely in a metal basket.


For fun, create pinwheels from Rinea Foils.   Using flowers and brads, adhere the foiled pinwheels to straws.  Create as many as necessary to fill the vase.




I think these would look lovely for birthday parties and more. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph





4/8/18

Handmade Specialty Envelopes

Hi everyone, I'm on the Arnold Grummer blog showing you how to create envelopes with the Arnold Grummer Papermaking Kit and Envelope Template.

 
Aren't these envelopes beautiful?




To create the envelopes, use the large Pour Handmold, assemble with the Envelope Template.  Place the Pour Handmold in water.  Add torn strips of paper into a blender with 2 cups of water and blend. 



Pour the slurry into the Pour Handmold and swirl the slurry in the mold.  You want to be sure the slurry covers the entire template.


Remove the mold from the water, unstrap mold, remove the envelope template and place the cover screen (it looks like window screen) on top of the molded paper.  Use a sponge to remove the water from the paper.


Once most of the water has been absorbed, remove the cover screen and template and place a Couch Sheet on top.  The Couch Sheet will absorb more water.  Flip the screen/paper/couch sheet sandwich over to remove additional water from the back.


And this is the result.  Fun shaped envelopes.



Decorate the envelopes as desired.  I added flowers and leaves and a sweet sentiment to each.





Just remember to be a little gentle when using a pokey tool to create a hole for the brad as I found the paper a little delicate.



I think these envelopes make the perfect gift, don't you?  The envelopes are big enough for a handmade card, or perhaps simply add a gift card inside.



Thanks for stopping by.

Steph