Fancy Paper Crafters
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Without further ado, here’s my little creation for Paper Makeup Stamps …
This was so much fun to create! The sentiment is of course by Paper Makeup Stamps and is the May the Spirit of Christmas Wordart. I absolutely love this sentiment! This will surely be one of my “go to” stamps this year for my Christmas cards.
Other details of this card … I used the Stampin’ Up Snowfall Printed Window Sheets for the base of my card. For my layers of cardstock, I used Bazzill Dotted Swiss Cardstock. I’ve been turning to this cardstock a lot lately as it has polka-dots which is a current favorite of mine. Spellbinders Labels Seventeen were used to make the layers of the card. The snowflake crystal is by Mark Richards. I used B00 to airbrush over the sentiment to make the “whiteness” of the cardstock tone down a bit and blend better with the card.
Paper Makeup Stamps is offering some stamp goodies to one lucky commenter so be sure to leave a comment below and on the other blogs by December 14!! Thanks so much for poppin’ in!! Your next stop is Stephanie Zito’s blog Dream Create Inspire.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Now, of course I can't tell you exactly how we made this as this was a class I had to pay for and that wouldn't be fair to Scrapnesia or Katie. The leaves were cut using the Cricut. She made a stamp out of the Cricut stamping material which allowed the stamped image to match exactly to our diecut leaves. The stamped sentiment is from Paper Makeup Stamps. The flourish bling is Say it in Crystals by Prima. We used the YR family of Copics to make this canvas wall hanging.
It measures approximately 8x8 in size and took about an hour and a half to make. This would make a fabulous gift for someone. In the class sample, Katie had a photo on hers. You can see it on Fancy Paper Crafters. I'm sure it is on her blog as well but I can't locate it right this moment. I would highly recommend you check out her blog as she has some really awesome projects posted.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I have tons of these little folders and it was hard choosing the perfect one for this project. I've been using these little fleur de lises on several other projects so I decided to stick with this theme. The original intent with this project was going to be to use paint on the embossed piece of paper and then use my sanding block and alcohol inks to antique the piece of paper. However, I learned a very valuable lesson on my first attempt. Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint and Ranger Alcohol Inks do not play nice together!! My tube of paint was pink and my ink was brown. After I painted and sanded the embossed paper, I went to apply the ink with the ink applicator and wherever the ink touched the paint, it turned gray! Not only did it turn out gray and not brown ... it smelled of rotten eggs!! Eeek!! So, of course, I had to figure out something to do as I'm sure Scrapnesia would not appreciate if I made her store smell like rotten eggs.
So, I decided to obtain an antiqued look a different way. After embossing the paper, I used my chalk ink colors (sorry but I cannot recall the exact name) gray and golden to bring out the embossed patterned. Then, to finish it off, I used the True Friends are Hard to Find wordart sentiment stamp by Paper Makeup Stamps, some very simple ribbon and a little flower hidden behind the bow.
Easy enough right? I hope you've enjoyed this technique. Happy crafting!!
Friday, July 30, 2010
This was so super easy to do! First, for an easy and disposable work surface for the shaving cream mixture, I went to the meat department at a local Bi-lo and they gave me a stack of unused meat trays. This way, when I'm done, I can just toss it away and not have to worry about staining anything. If you are rinsing your dish in a sink, soak your dish in the water first to dilute the ink. Some inks will stain so be careful.
So, how did I do it? First, find your favorite Dye Ink re-inkers to match the color scheme for your project (I also tried alcohol ink re-inkers and they did not work). Spray some foam shaving cream (not the gel kind) on to the meat tray. Take your re-inkers and place several droplets of the ink on the shaving cream. Using too many colors may make your color come out brown so I would suggest sticking with around 3 colors. Once you've got the ink dropped in to the cream, using a wooden skewer (or other similiar tool), mix the droplets of ink in to the cream. I made vertical lines and then horizontal lines to mix mine (too much mixing will make one solid color so gingerly mix it).
Once you've got it mixed, take your white cardstock (I used Bazzill White) and lay it on top of the cream. Press your cardstock in to the shaving cream to make sure the card front is completely covered. Pull the cardstock out of the shaving cream. Take a paper towel and wipe away the shaving cream in a swirling motion. Once the cardstock dries (won't take long), you're ready to use it!
Easy peezy right? I hope you've enjoyed this mini tutorial. Happy crafting!!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
We also have a very exciting giveaway this month. Melissa, owner of Pretty Little Studio, is giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to her online store. I am very grateful for Melissa's generosity!! To be entered for a chance at winning this giveaway, just participate in a swap or a challenge during the month. It's just that easy!!
Well, I'm off to play in my scrap room. Happy crafting!!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!! Happy crafting!! :)
Friday, February 12, 2010
So I did this card for a sketch challenge for The Greeting Farm blog. I had never made a black and white type card and wanted to give it a try. The sketch required the use of a stamp from The Greeting Farm. This gal is from the Rain, Snow, Shine collection. I used several of the markers in the Warm Gray family to color her. The sentiment is from Stamping Bella as well as the glittered dots (Bella Dots Glitter Coal). All of the cardstock is from Bazzill. I placed a white sheet on the inside of the card so that I could write in it when I wanted to send this to someone. I like how it turned out overall. I'll keep practicing with this technique for sure. At the most recent club meeting, we worked with the Cool Grays so that may be my next project!!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I made this card for a coworker of mine that had surgery recently. It was a pretty major surgery that is going to keep her out of the office for 6 weeks so I'm sure she's going to need some cheering up. She is always oohing and aahing over handmade things so I wanted to do something special for her.
I used one of my newest stamps from PMS, The Heart Fairy. This is another stamp created for charity - The American Heart Association. I stamped the fairy on Neenah paper and colored the fairy using Copic Markers (E00, E21, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, BG000, BG02, E25, E27, E29, E49 and C1). I also used the clear Spica pen to give the wings and the heart a little bit of shine (can't easily see this in the picture). I inked around the white cardstock to tune it down a little bit and blend better with the pinks. The bling is Swarovski Rhinestones and is actually 2 shades of pink and also clear. I used a Sizzix texture plate to create the embellished dots on the background paper. The paper that I used for this card is from Papertrey Ink. This is one of my very favorite paper lines as it's excellent smooth cardstock. It's very difficult for me to find smooth cardstock that is high quality and is available in the 8 1/2 x 11 size for my card making.
Thanks for stopping by. Happy Crafting!! :)
Thursday, February 4, 2010
This little card was made for one of my best friends as she is going through a bit of a difficult time right now. She's a new mom and could use a little pick me up. This fairy is called A Fairy for Kayleigh. PMS has created several stamps in order to help raise funds for certain families or charities. You can read about about little Kayleigh's story here. It is quite touching and really makes you think about the little ones that struggle to survive.
Anyway, just a little bit of details today about how I created this card. I'm still developing my skills on using the Copic markers which is why some of the blending kind of didn't work out. But, it's all part of being handmade right?! LOL
Paper: Bazzill, My Mind's Eye - Lucky Me - Hello World, Neenah / Pearls: Kaiser Craft - Off White / Misc Flower Ribbon / Copic Markers - E00 & E21, E27 & E29 & E47, RV21 & RV23 & RV25, B000 & B01
Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting!!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I used only scraps on this little card (woo-hoo!). Because of this, I have no idea what brand the patterned paper is. The brown cardstock base is smooth cardstock from Papertrey Ink - she has really nice paper that is perfect for cards!! The rest of the paper is a mix of Core'dination Cardstock and Bazzill Cardstock. The birthday stamp is by Impression Obsession - it's actually a small set of sports stamps with just a few phrases. The ribbon is your basic grosgrain ribbon. The little bling is from AC Moore and comes with 42 pieces in total. I actually found these in the beading department. They are the Hot Fix Crystallized Swarovski Rhinestones and work perfectly with just a dab of glue. I have found that these little guys give off more sparkle than anything else I've found. So, when I'm looking for some realistic looking "bling", I turn to these. Be careful though, they're slippery little boogers!! LOL. To finish it off, I added a dimensional sticker by Soft Spoken (bought at Hobby Lobby). He's a golfer and the gift was golf related to it meshed with the theme. For the inside of the card, I simply printed off a description of the gift in a pretty font. I then cut it down to fit inside the card and taped it right inside.
I'm still working on developing my skills in making "manly" type cards. It's pretty challenging for me as I have LOTS of girly stuff and not much boyish stuff. My Dad really loves getting my handmade cards as he's amazed that one can actually make things like that. They were both really suprised at our gift. He was also very happy to get to eat at Captain D's for lunch - this is his favorite place but Mom hates it so he doesn't get it but once a year - ha ha!!
Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting!!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Talented Designers for Scrapnesia's Design Team. Team Members are provided with materials and supplies along with the opportunity to earn discounts and more. Provide a minimum of THREE scrapbook layouts, TWO cards, and a 3-D item along with recipe of products and techniques used. Include stamping in at least one sample. Include blog or gallery links and tell us why you would be a GREAT asset to our TEAM.
1. Submit THREE scrapbook layouts (layouts can be 12x12, 8x8, 8.x5x11, or 6x6). At least one of the layouts needs to be a double-page layout.
2. Submit TWO cards.
3. Submit ONE 3-D item (anything other than a normal card or page ... can be a mini-album, altered tin, clipboard, pop-up card, frame, etc.)
4. Include recipe of products and techniques used for all projects and include your name on the back of each item.
5. At least ONE sample must include stamping.
6. Write a short paragraph telling us about you and why you would make a GREAT asset to our TEAM.
7. All projects are due at Scrapnesia on or before 5:00 pm Saturday, February 13, 2010.
8. Winners will be announced at the Anniversary Celebration February 26-28.
What is expected of Design Team Members?
1. You will be a Design Team Member for a term of 1 year
2. Each Design Team Member will be responsible for:
-- Stopping by the store to pick up product to use to make samples for the store and returning samples to the store in a timely manner.
-- Host a crop at the store every other month which means be the Design Team Member on staff to help customers at the crop with their pages.
-- Post your layouts to the Layout Gallery online and bring to the store to display in the store. Include a recipe of all products used. These items will be displayed in the store until all the products used in the layout are sold out.
-- Check and comment on the Message Board online at least once a week.
-- Help with Make and Takes, Demos or other needs at the store on our Anniversary, on National Scrapbook Day and other special events.
-- Attend Design Team Member meetings.
-- If you cannot fulfill an assigned duty (for example: crop hosting), you need to make arrangements to trade with another design team member.
3. It would also be nice to have Design Team Members to teach classes or demo products at the store it at all possible. Teachers are compensated for their classes.
Design Team Member Benefits:
1. You will receive store products (FREE!) to complete your assigned projects. Basic tools are not provided (adhesive, trimmers, etc.).
2. After all products are sold out and your layout is no longer needed, your creation is yours to keep!
3. Entry into CHA with discounted pricing. Travel and lodging is on your own.
4. Special Design Team Member crops.
5. Discount on all product purchased at Scrapnesia for your personal use.
6. Input on new orders for store product.
7. The fame and recognition of being a Scrapnesia Design Team Member!!