Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Washi Tape Flags

I made a quick video showing how I created the Washi Tape Flags on my layout.  I was all into trying new things for this layout.  First I made a two page spread of 8.5x11. That's a different size for me. I'm  normally a 12x12 girl. Then I was playing around with washi tape. Even though I think they're really cute I never jumped on the band wagon but my Studio Calico kits started containing them so I thought it would be fun to play around and see what I can come up with. Then I got into the whole octagon thing too. Never used that shape on any layout in any form whether it was embellishments or pattern paper. I gotta say. Love it.  I think the last thing I tried was the splattering. Also very cool.



Supplies used:
Studio Calico Kits: Snow Cone and Printers Drawer
Stuido Calico: Mister Huey's Calico Shine and Opaque White
Spellbinders: Large Octagon
Martha Stewart: Skyland Edge Punch 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Christmas Thank You cards

I finally got around to making my Christmas Thank You cards last week. I think all of my family has already received them so I can show you guys how I made them. Used very little supplies and maintained it pretty flat, but I came up with a few ideas on how to make it have some texture and dimension as well. Hope you guys like the video. As alway if you have any questions please let me know.


The Paper Company: Kraft Cardstock
Papertrey ink: Parision Lace Doily Die
Stampabilies: Gracias Stamp
We R Memory Keepers: Corner Chomper
Xyron: 1.5 create a sticker
Martha Stewart: Garnet Glitter
Echo Park: Winter Park 6x6 Paper Pad
Hampton Art: A la Mode White Embossing Powder
Tsukineko: Versamark
Quickutz: Holly and Berry die
Deco Art: Dazzling Metallics White Pearl
Folk Art: Vintage White Acrylic Paint
Winsor and Newton: Iridescent Medium

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Heidi Swapp inspired mini

I've been addicted to Mycraftchannel.com's Create to Remember Channel. Heidi Swapp is the host of that one. Love it. She's got two videos that inspired this mini. Clip Frames and Back to Back Book Binding.

My Mini:

I purchased the frame at Ikea. It's called Virserum. It was only $2 and it's for 5x7 pictures. I used a bit Vintage Photo Distress ink since it was so white in comparison to the mini and wiped off the extra with a paper towel. I also distressed the mat and put a bit of scrap paper where the picture would be so when the album is removed there is still something pretty to look at. I did one change that I felt would work better for me.  Instead of hot glueing the clip on to the frame I ran a piece of Seam Binding through the frame and tied onto the clip. I could not get the clip to stay when I was playing around taking the mini in and out.  I tried not to make it too dimensional but I did add a few buttons and gems and I think that's the reason that It was so hard to take it out and put it back on without the clip de attaching from the frame.

For the album I used my Cameo to cut the pages. I used one of the files from 12x12 background frames and just sized it to fit within my frame. I used Recollection's Kraft cardstock for all my pages. Scored it in half using my Martha Stewart Scoring Board. I distressed all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  For the layering pattern paper I cut the same shape slightly smaller out of Kraft and then I layered them over the pattern paper and cut them by hand. That way I could control which way the design is facing and reserve the paper also. 90% of my pattern paper and embellishments I got from my Studio Calico kits: Handmade, Thimble, and Pin Cushion

For the cover I hand made the Rosettes using my Martha Steward scoring board and the valley and hill technique using various withs and lengths of pattern paper to achieve the different sizes. The leaves are white Prima mulberry leaves I sprayed with Olive Vine Glimmer Mist.  The photos were all edited to 2.5x2.5.

Inside Pages:

Now to pack this up and send it off to My husband's Grandma as a birthday gift.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Creating 3D flowers

I have a quick video today demonstrating how you can create 3D flowers out of flat flower shapes, but first I want to give you a background on the picture. My daughter has been big on taking pictures lately. She's got one of our old digital cameras. It's really big and bulky but it's easy for her to hold. One day she was playing around taking picture and she took this wonderful picture of herself. I knew right away I needed to print it and make a layout with it.


Completed Layout:

Studio Calico: Handmade Kit and Pin Cushion Kit
Ranger: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Pumice Stone Distress Ink and Glossy Accents
We R Memory Keepers: Corner Chomper (1/2 inch)
K & Company : Date Stamp
Whisker Graphics: Oyster Divine Twine
Imaginisce: Fabric Petal Roller and Paper Petal Roller