Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Joy

Today's project is a medieval themed Christmas Card. Rather than treasure of jewels or crowns this dragon guards books. This card for a literary friend was a joy to make,
but what a LOT of embossing!
Stop by the Chattering Robin's Blog for the full tutorial.
~ Christmas Joy ~
Supplies:
Cardstock and Rub-ons: The Robin's Nest
Stamps:Stampin' Up and Inkadinkado
Pigment Ink:Clear Snap
Embossing Powder:Wow
Corner Punch #301:Kreaxions

Scrap On!

~charity~



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Trees

Welcome to the
Just Imagine/Kreaxions 
***Blog Hop***
 So glad you could join us!
We’ve kept it short and sweet so hop along to each blog, leaving comments along the way. One participant will be chosen from the comments for a $10 Just Imagine Crafts gift certificate. The designers have tips, tutorials, and/or prizes so don’t miss out!
Here is the order of the hop:
Just Imagine Crafts Blog
 Joan Borgelt
Laura Cox
Candy Spiegel
Charity Hotrum 
My post for the hop is a Triple Tree Christmas Card.
Kreaxions has such lovely two-sided papers, sized perfectly for card making. I created this card to display those papers and show how easy it is too incorporate both sides in a design.
~ Merry Christmas ~
Cutting and Punching Diagram
Step 1) Cut a piece of two-sided cardstock 5.5" long and 5" tall.
 Step 2) Draw a horizontal line 0.5" down from the top.
Step 3) Mark the cardstock 2.25" from the right side, on the line.  
Step 4) Make additional marks at the bottom of the paper 0.75" from the right and 3.75" from the right.
Step 5) Use a ruler to draw a straight line through the mark at the top and the 0.75" mark at the bottom. 
Step6) Use the ruler again for the mark at the top and the 3.75" mark at the bottom. 
This will create a triangular shape for the tree.
Decorate the Tree
Fold the tree along the right and left triangle sides. 
To decorate your tree use the Kreaxions Circle Cutter set at various widths.
Set the point of the circle cutter at the intersection of the lines at the top of the tree. Begin the cut at the fold mark and cut away from the tree to the edge of the cardstock.
Cut 3", 6", and 8" partial circles on the left side of the tree. On the right side cut 3.5" and 5.5" partial circles.
On the left side of the tree cut the second and forth section away from the tree at the fold line. On the right side of the tree cut the first and third section away at the fold line.
The remaining sections will be the garland. Fold them toward the tree and cut off the excess that extends beyond the tree. Punch the left and right sides of the garland with a Kreaxions 4-in-1 punch. Some punches will work better than others so test various punches to find the right combination for you!
 Fold the punched garland in toward the tree, adhere to lay flat.
For my card I used three different punches
 as well as three types of Kreaxions paper.
For the Green and White tree I used
Punch #909 and the Kreaxions Glitter Paper.
For the black and pink tree I used
For the purple and cream tree I used

I will be choosing one person who comments below to receive a Kreaxions Circle Cutter! Get an extra entry by sharing my blog post on your facebook page. Come back to this blog post and leave a second comment when you have shared!!!

Supplies:
Paper, Punches:Kreaxions
Card Blank:Darice
Chipboard:Carta Bella
Pine Bough Die:Poppy Stamps

Scrap On!

~charity~

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Believe

Today I have this card up on the Just Imagine blog. 
Stop by for product links and tips.
~ Believe ~
The idea for this card began with the pearl cross pendant. I made it with products from Robins Nest and needed a way to present it with style. My first goal was for a gender neutral card so I chose the green ombre from Kreaxions One Tone Rainbow paper. To keep with the neutral theme I added a tricycle and vintage bicycle. Yellow embossed flourishes and sequins add to the vintage flavor of the card.

Supplies:
Paper:Kreaxions, Darice
Ink, Mist:Color Box
Embossing Powder:Stampendous
Stamps: Hero Arts, Inkadinkado
Sequins:SpiegelmomScraps
Twine:The Twinery
Pendant:Epiphany Crafts
Pearls:Robins Nest
Dimensional Medium:Ranger Ink

Scrap On!

~charity~

Friday, November 18, 2016

Cross Pendant

Today I have these lovely cross pendants on the
Chattering Robins Blog.
Stop by to see the tutorial and more photos of the finished project.
~ Cross Pendant ~ 
Supplies:
Dew Drops: Robins Nest
Pendant Blanks:Epiphany Crafts
Dimensional Medium:Ranger Ink

Scrap On!

~charity~

Friday, November 4, 2016

Squinkie House

Today's project is a re-vamped decor shelf.
My son collects squinkies and other small, squishy pencil-topper type toys. He's been asking me to build him a squinkie house, but his vision is much too involved. I brought this house-shaped decorator shelf home from thrifting one day
and he was mighty pleased.
Squinkie House

Stop by the Chattering Robin's Blog for tips and
tricks to spiff up your own decorator shelf!
Click the highlighted title above for a link.

Supplies:
Paper:Robin's Nest
Ink:ClearSnap
Embossing Powder:Wow
Stencils:Funfare
Scrap On!

~charity~

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tea Time

Today is Design Team Reveal day at Just Imagine/Kreaxions.
Stop by the blog to see what our talented designers have made!

 My pastor's wife is a very gentle but sensible person.
 I've needed her advice with parenting as my children
 progress through the teen years. She has always
 taken the time to listen to and encourage me.
 I made this card in appreciation of her willing nature.
~ Thanks ~
for your time
I used kraft paper and the Kreaxions circle cutter to make the tea cup for this card. For the cup I cut a 3.25" half circle. I embossed the rose design and added gold glitter paste to the rim. For the handle I cut a 1.25" circle and then cut a 1" circle out of the center. 
I inked the edges of the handle and the cup for contrast.

Supplies:
Paper:Craftsmith
Stamps:Sandylion, Craftsmart, Mason Row
Ink:Clearsnap, Close To My Heart
Embossing Powder:Zing
Glitter Paste:Bo Bunny
Word Die:Lawn Fawn
Circle Cutter, Punch #916:Kreaxions

Scrap On!

~charity~




Saturday, October 29, 2016

Lego Sorter

Today's project started with a random bead tray.
One of the clear, acrylic type that seem worthless once
the beads are all lost between the floor boards.
I lined it with Kreaxions Glitter Card Paper to become a:
~ Lego Sorter ~
Stop by the Just Imagine Blog for tips and product links,
and for a look at this project, before the Lego's took charge!

Supplies:

Paper:Kreaxions
Pigment Ink:Clear Snap
Stencils:Fun Fare
Embossing Powder:Wow

Scrap On!

~charity~