This year I am planning to create more scrapbook pages than in the previous on. So today I am starting off my resolution early with this scrapbook page I created for Crafter's Companion.
The gorgeous bear holding the poinsettia flower is from the Popcorn the Bear With Love stamp set. You can tell from the 12 x 12 scrapbook page how large this stamp is. I used Double Sided Adhesive Foam Squares so that he would "pop" off the page. Here's a close up of Popcorn before I added him to my layout.
I was browsing the internet a couple of days ago and saw a new "House Rules" challenge at over Simon Says Stamp and Show. The darling three-dimensional houses the DT made inspired me to put together and alter a Doodlebug Chipboard house out that I've had in my stash for a few years. Over the last couple of days I took a break from Christmas cards and made this Vintage mini house.
I used the DCWV World Traveler and Rustic stacks for the outside of the house, while the vintage ladies and butterfly sticker are from Graphic 45's A Ladies' Diary collection. The flowers are from Petaloo and the lace trim is from Webster's. I outlined the door and house trim with Gold Stickles. Lara was very interested in who I was making the house for. She had a big smile when I gave it to her when I finished it. (I finished it during her nap and she's got the bed head look going on.)
While I love making lots of intricate cards and home decor items, sometimes I just don't have the time. So when I need to create a card in a hurry, I grab my Crafter's Companion Moorhead Luxury Card Collection. This card kits has everything you need to make a gorgeous three-dimensional card in no time at all. It includes gold-foiled die-cut toppers, sentiments, and borders, all which coordinate perfectly with the matching printed and gold-accented card stock.
I was able to create this card using only the Moorhead card kit and adhesive in under five minutes!
I simply punched out the pre-printed die cuts and used Crafter's Companion Double Sided Adhesive Foam Squares to layer the pieces together. The raised foam creates the fabulous three-dimensional effect.
I cut one of the matching card stock papers to 6 x 8 inches and folded it in half to create a 4 x 6 inch card. I saved the other half of the card stock which had the same little boy with his puppy for later use.
You can see the gold-embossed border all the bottom of my card.
Then I glued on my layered little boy image, as well as the matching Happy Birthday Sentiment, also included in the Moorhead Luxury card collection. In just a few minutes I was able to create a wonderful birthday card for a friend!
Good morning crafters. Today I am sharing with you a card that I made for Crafter's Companion USA blog, using one of my favorite Crafter's Companion collections, Flower Fairies. The sweet images are fabulous for sending a card to someone to let them know you are thinking about them. Who doesn't love getting a card when you least expect it?
Once I was done coloring, I applied Platinum Stickles Glitter Glue to her wings. Platinum Stickles has a beautiful mix of silver and gold glitter. I also added green rhinestones around the image for a little extra sparkle.
To create a three dimensional effect, I adhered the die cut to the base of the card with Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Squares. Finally, I added a few flowers in each of the corners of the card.
Crafter's Companion USA challenge blog has merged with the Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge blog! You can now win one of THREE gift certificates to their online store, no mater which country you live in. November's challenge is to create something using your favorite color combination. Make sure to include an item from Crafter's Companion UK or USA store to be eligible. My favorite color combination is a rainbow of colors, so I chose to make a Butterfly Wreath. This is a great project for using bits and pieces of card stock you may have left over from previous projects.
For the wreath base, I wrapped a simple styrofoam wreath with some broad ribbon. I only used a bit of glue when I started to wind the ribbon around the wreath and at the end when I had covered it completely.
Next, I started layering my butterflies, using the largest size of butterfly on my stamp set. I used 2-4 large butterflies for each color I had.
Once I had covered my wreath with the large butterflies, I used the same colored medium and small butterflies to fill in any holes or to add more bulk to my wreath. I also twisted up some of the wings to give them more dimension.
To complete the wreath, I glued on a piece of yellow ribbon to the back of the wreath for hanging. Because it is made of styrofoam it was not very heavy. The hanger is actually just a tack with a butterfly glued onto the top of it.
It's always nice to have extra cards on hand for last minute occasions. One of my favorite stamps to create cards with is the Crafter's Companion Strawberry Kisses Party Girl stamp set. The celebratory image is perfect for so many different occasions. Isn't the adorable kitty sitting in a martini glass adorable?
Good morning crafters! Here is a cupcake box that I made for Crafter's Companion last week. You could also put homemade candies, cookies, or muffins in it, as well.
To create my cupcake box, I used my Crafter's Companion's Boxer Board. For the base of the box, I started with a 9 1/2 square inch piece of cardstock.
Using the Box Lid side of my Boxer Board, I scored at 3 inches on all four sides of the paper. I then cut the middle two score lines on one side and then the same middle two lines on the opposite side of the paper.
You can see an example in the photo below.
To construct the box, you will need to use a strong glue, such as Red Liner Tape. Glue the two side panels together and then fold up and glue the middle panel to them.
For the box top, you will start with a 5 1/2 inch square piece of card stock. Using the Box Lid side again on your Boxer Board, score each side at 3/4 inch.
Cut a small notch out of each corner which will be folded to inside the lip of the box. Before gluing the lid together, cut out a circle or shape of your choice in the center of the box lid.
On the inside of the box lid, adhere a piece of 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch acetate.
For the main image, I thought Swalk Slugs and Snails would be perfect for an elementary school teacher. I colored him using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (IB2, IB3, BT8, IG1, IG6, IG8, IG10, TN5, TN7, TN8, EB1, EB2, CT1, CT3, AND TB2).
To finish my card, I added a small piece of ribbon and stamped "Thank You" on matching cardstock. The Thank You sentiment is part of the Cute Companions Crafting Companions stamp set. Inside my card, I added the words, "Thanks for making 4th grade such a blast!".
I hope that I have inspired you to thank a teacher in your life. I'm sure they would appreciate a handmade card. Have a fabulous Thursday!
Hello all! Today I am sharing a frame that I made for my son, using the new Crafter's Companion Mulberry Wood Champion stamp set and a $1 frame I bought at a craft store. This is an easy project to make, but one that the little athlete in your life will love.
I started with this plain wood frame.
I painted the wood frame with a coat of blue acrylic paint. Acrylic paint dries very quickly on wood, so you won't have to wait very long for it to dry.
Next I added four pieces of ribbon, one for each side of the frame.
I used a tacky glue to adhere the ribbon in the back of the frame and then added my photo.
I colored my image from the new Mulberry Wood Champion stamp set with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, using colors that coordinated with my photo. (Colors show below.) I also stamped the matching sentiment, "You're my Number One" from the stamp set. This darling stamp doesn't show a specific sport in it, so it will work for all kinds of sports pictures.