Wednesday, March 15, 2017

How To Make a Nifty Gatsby Inspired Gift Set

With the right supplies it's so easy to make a nifty Gatsby Inspired gift set. I love the glitz and glamor of the Roaring Twenties. I ran across a vintage vanity bottle while out thrifting and visions of flapper girls with pin curls and beaded gowns danced through my head. Of course it came home with me, and here it is in all its altered glory.
 Although this bottle is probably a much later style, it still has the metal filigree reminiscent of the 1920's. With a new color scheme and sprinkling of gems this item looks ready to join the trinkets on Daisy Buchanan's vanity table.
Stop by the Chattering Robin's Blog for a full tutorial.
Supplies:
Paper, Dew Drops, Cards:Robin's Nest
Glue, Cleaner, Transfer Foils, Embellie Gellie:ScraPerfect
Embossing Powder:Wow Embossing Powder
Ink:Clear Snap
Stamp:Close To My Heart
Acrylic Paint:Deco Art
4 in 1 Punch:Kreaxions
Scrap On!

~charity~

Thursday, March 9, 2017

How To Make an Adorable Card using Stunning Foil

Start with delightful subjects, that's how to make an adorable card using stunning foil. This card turned out fantastic and was a breeze to put together. The use of Transfer Foil just bumps it up a notch! ScraPerfect and Lawn Fawn are participating in a cross promo and I am thrilled with the product that I was sent from Lawn Fawn. What could be cuter than this stamp and die set, Bicycle Built For You?
~ Happy Adopt -A- Versary ~
ScraPerfect has regular and holographic Transfer Foil. For this card I used the Holographic Green. The Best Glue Ever is the perfect formula for applying the foil. The fine tip No Clog Writing Cap helps to apply and spread the glue thinly. From there it is easy enough to let it dry to a clear gloss, place foil, rub vigorously, and remove the foil quickly. And then, SPARKLES GALORE!
The paper I used for this card is also a Lawn Fawn product. The purple, green, and multi colored plaids come from the Perfectly Plaid 6x6 paper pad. I love the happy vibe these papers give off!
Thanks for viewing my Lime and Grape delight!

Supplies:
Plaid Paper, Stamps, Dies:Lawn Fawn
Solid Cardstock:Recollections
Transfer Foil, Adhesive:ScraPerfect
Coloring Pens:Sharpie, Stabilo, Rose Art
Letter Stamps:Mason Row
Ink:Close To My Heart

Scrap On!

~charity~

Monday, March 6, 2017

How To Make an Easy Yet Beautiful 3D Paper Rose

Today's post is all about how to make an easy yet beautiful 3D paper Rose in just three steps. This dazzling flower starts with a sheet of Robin's Nest Cardstock. With a snip and swirl a garden of black and silver roses bloom across your card.
~ Touch The Stars ~
The Silver Roses Glitter Cardstock has roses scattered randomly across it. Find it and the other beautiful papers and embellishments used for this card at The Robin's Nest store.
Directions:
Step 1) Carefully cut a rose along the silver outer edge.
Step 2) Cut that rose into a spiral, using the silver line as a vague pattern.
Step 3) Starting at the center, curl and glue the paper into a rounded shape. Press the glued surfaces together until the adhesive bonds before moving onto the next portion.
ScraPerfect provides the exact tools needed for this project. The Best Glue Ever is the just-right bonding strength and the large No-Clog Writing Cap allows you to place a single dot of glue at strategic points.
Embellishments:
Metallic Trim:Pink Straw
Pink Tag Sticker:Daughter Stickers
Moon card:Rosy Cards
Doily:Punched from Rosy Diamond Cardstock with Kreaxions Punch #913
Butterfly:Punched from Rosy Chevron Cardstock with Kreaxions Punch #604
In the US Kreaxions product are available from Just Imagine Crafts.
This card is a 5x7" base of Smoky Chevron Cardstock with a 4.5 x 6.5" layer of Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock over the top. For a finishing touch I used the Best Glue Ever to add Metallic Pink Dew Drops to the roses, butterfly, and doily.
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!
~charity~

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

How To Make Your Cardstock Letters Absolutely Perfect

While playing around with my crafting tools I came up with this way to make your cardstock letters absolutely perfect. I cut the letters from Kreaxions Glitter Paper using the Mini-Alphabet Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers. I used Kreaxions Punch #303 for the letter tips and corners. It took a few tries to perfect my process, but the results are stunning!
~ SPRING~
I also used Punch #303 on opposing corners of my
yellow Kreaxions Duo Paper
Kreaxions Star and B Stencils helped mark out the places to punch then trimmed the excess paper back so the points stood out.
The Robin's Nest supplied the final touches for this card, the Pink Dew Drops and the Green Diamond Drops as well as those Purple Butterfly Drops.
And to hold those shiny bits of bling on I count on ScraPerfect and there resin adhesive, the Best Glue Ever. Just a drop is enough to keep them attached.
March 1st is team reveal day for
  Just Imagine Crafts.
Stop by the blog to see what our designers have created and which punches are on sale for the next two weeks!!!

Scrap On!

~charity~


Friday, February 24, 2017

What You Need To Know To Make an Attractive Notebook Cover

If you like personalized writing supplies then here is what you need to know to make an attractive notebook cover. I get tired of the primary colored spiral bound notebooks that look JUST like everyone else's. I go through too many to buy only the fancy style. Pretty paper and trim is how I solve any problem, so here is the answer I came up with.
~ Princess Notebook Cover ~
This notebook cover fits a standard size spiral notebook. It slips on and off easily with a little fancy threading thanks to that strip of trim. What is even more thrilling, is you can personalize it any way you desire. I used papers from The Robin's Nest store.
Stop by and see the variety they offer!
Supplies:
8 brads
4 eyelets
4ft of narrow trim
4 oval jump rings,
must fit through eyelets with trim attached
2 lobster claw clasps
5x9 piece of acetate, thick product packaging is ideal.
2 pieces of cardboard:8x11in
1 piece of Rosy Chevron Cardstock for binding:4x11in
2 pieces of Rosy Chevron Cardstock for inside of cover:8x11in
2 pieces of Girl Crown Glittered Cardstock for outside of cover:8x11in
1 piece of Spring Stripe Cardstock for matting:6x9
1 piece of Silver Castles Glitter Cardstock for background:6x9
1 chipboard frame:4in wide
1 Doillie Die-Cut:2.5in wide
1 crown punched from Gold Glitter Chipboard
Glue Chevron cardstock to cardboard.
Let dry while prepping front cover.
Front Cover Cut and Assembly
Step 1) Cut out center of Spring Stripe cardstock matting so that a 1.5in frame remains.
Step 2) Glue matting to Castle cardstock.
Step 3) Cut center of Crown cardstock
so that a 3.5in frame remains.
Step 4) Glue Crown cardstock to matting.
1/4in of Spring Stripe matting should show
between Crown cover and Castle background.
When gluing the layers of cardstock together and to the cardboard use ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever. It requires very little glue, does not wrinkle the paper, and holds fast.
Corner Supports
Step 1) Cut two circles from the acetate, 4in diameter.
Step 2) Cut 2in centers from circles.
Step 3) Cut circles in half.
Acetate doesn't show up well in photos so I used Sharpie to mark the edges. To remove the unsightly smudges I used ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever.
Step 4) From the outside of the cardboard cover pierce two holes that are 1.5 inches from the corner and .5in from the edge of cover.
Only pierce holes in the 2 corners
furthest from the notebook spiral.
 Step 5) Insert brads to enlarge holes.
Each cover will have four brads.
Step 6) Adhere Crown cardstock to outer cover, leaving a 3x11 in strip of cardstock unattached, for assembling corner supports. This 3in strip will be along the edge furthest from the notebook spiral.
Step 7) Use a paper piercer to mark brad holes from Chevron side of cover through Crown side of cover.
Step 8) Insert brads to enlarge holes.
Step 9) Lay acetate half-circle over pierced corner holes on the Chevron side. Fold edges around cover so they meet in the front between Crown cardstock and cardboard. Crease acetate.
Step 10) Mark holes with sharpie, remove acetate and pierce only the folded ends.
Step 11) Insert brads to enlarge holes.
Step 12) Reposition acetate on corners, line up holes.
Step 13) Add glue to 3x11in strip of cardboard and acetate, carefully circling pierced holes.
 Step 14) Smooth Crown cardstock over cardboard and acetate.
Use toothpicks to pin layers together as
you straighten paper and line up holes.
Step 15) Gently press brads through Crown cardstock and acetate, into cardboard. Fold points over on the chevron side.
Cover to Notebook Attachment
Step 1) Set eyelets on the corners nearest the notebook spiral, .5in from each edge. There will be two eyelets per cover.
Step 2) Stitch one edge of trim around a jump ring.
Attach lobster claw clasp.
Step 3) Thread the raw end of the trim as follows:
Through the top eyelet on the Crown side of the front cover
Over the top edge of the notebook front
Into the top hole of the notebook front
Run the trim down the front of the notebook
Back out the bottom hole of the notebook front
Over the bottom edge of the notebook front
Into the back of the second eyelet
Back to the Crown side of the front cover.
Step 4) Determine appropriate length of trim,
Figure an extra .5in for stitching the raw edge
and another .5in for ease of fastening.
Step 5) Cut trim and stitch a jump ring onto the raw end.
Step 6) Attach ends together using Lobster Claw Clasp.
In order to switch the Cover between notebooks the second jump ring must fit through the eyelet with the trim attached.
Choose your rings and eyelets accordingly.

 The notebook corners may catch on the brads as they are placed in the corner supports. Gently reposition them. They should be fine once the cover is attached to the notebook.The finished project won't show your fancy threading work. It will, however, hold the cover securely to any regular size spiral notebook.

Binding

Step 1)Center the 4x11 piece of Chevron cardstock
against the holes of the notebook.
Step 2)Mark top and bottom hole on long sides of cardstock.
Step 3)Cut .25x1in slit from the long edge
of cardstock towards center.
Step 4)Curve the cardstock over the spiral,
between the notebook and the cover.
Step 5)Wedge the long center tab
between the trim and the notebook.
Cover Embellishment
I used an oval chipboard frame, the reverse
side of a die cut doily, and a punched crown.
Step 1) Spread a VERY thin layer of the Best Glue Ever
onto the frame and let it dry until it is clear.
Step 2) Place a sheet of Holographic Transfer Foil
over the frame, color side up.
Step 3) Rub surface to ensure foil is well stuck
to glue...do not skimp on this step!!!
Step 4) Pull foil off quickly. Repeat for
any large areas that you missed.
Step 5) Paint a thin layer of glossy dimensional medium over the top to seal the foil and cover any remaining bits of sticky.
Step 6) Punch the crown from Gold chipboard,
and carefully center it on the doily.
Step 7) Glue doily and frame to Castle background cardstock.
The Best Glue Ever is so versatile it can
be used for all parts of this project
Supplies:
Paper, Doily, Chipboard:Robin's Nest
Trim:Vintage
Findings:Bead Landing
Eyelets, Brads:Spare Parts
Glue, Cleaner, Foil:ScraPerfect
Crown Punch:Kreaxions

Scrap On!

~charity~

Saturday, February 18, 2017

How to Make A Fantastic Card with Luxurious Feathers

This blog post is all about how to make a fantastic card with luxurious feathers and how to make it shine! Painted feathers, layered over black then foil paper, is enhanced by using Kreaxions #906 all around the edge. A simple color scheme and minimal layers give this card a dramatic presence.
~ Let The Magic Begin ~
I have been absolutely loving the painted feather ideas on Pinterest.
At a recent crop I diecut and then painted paper feathers while I chatted away with the ladies. 
I have 6 shades of DecoArt Metallic paint and have been adding bling to my paper projects with delight! The feathers are detailed with Shimmering Silver. The leaves are painted with Zinc.

That glorious black and silver rose is hand made using Robin's Nest Paper's. Each petal is attached with just a smidge of the Best Glue Ever. The wood leaves, die cut feathers, 3-D rose, and layers of cardstock are all attached with Scraperfect's Best Glue Ever. The versatility of this adhesive makes crafting SO easy!!!
The black layer of paper is punched with Kreaxions Punch #906 at the corners using Insert C, and at the borders using Insert A. Find Kreaxions punches at Just Imagine Crafts.
Dimensions:
Silver Card Base:5x7 in
Black Top Layer:5x5.5 in
Black Sentiment Banner:4x3/4 in
Supplies:
Paper:Darice, Craft Smith, Robin's Nest
Feather Die:Lycheebuy (Amazon)
Metallic Acrylic Paint:DecoArt
Wood Leaves:Peachy Cheap
Ink and Stamp:Close To My Heart
Best Glue Ever:Scraperfect
Border, Corner, Label Punch:Kreaxions #906

Scrap On!

~charity~

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How to Make a Bling Free Gentleman's Gift Tag

Here's how to make a bling free gentleman's gift tag for those of you with men adverse to glitter. You know the type I'm referring to. At the sight of too much shine their eyes widen, their breathing accelerates, and you can see their hand twitching, desperate to vacuum up the mess before it happens!
~ Gentleman's Gift Tags ~
Even with a ban on glitter, a gift tag doesn't have to be plain. For this trio of tags I used primary colors, punches, and layers of paper. This kept the tags simple without being too basic.
 For the Thanks I cut the Red Plain Linen Cardstock to 5"x 3.25"
The reverse side of the Green Elephant Glitter Cardstock is cut to 4.75"x 3".
The Scroll sticker is from the Regency Sticker Sheet.
I used a die to cut the word "thanks" from the center.
The Lion Tag begins with the same size plaid paper as a base with corners rounded.
The green is the reverse side of the Dinosaur Cardstock cut to 4.75"x 3".
The corners are punched with Kreaxions Punch #305
The oval Lion sticker is from the Regency Sticker Sheet.
 
  For the Royal Tag the plaid paper is the same size base.
The red is the reverse side of  Lips Glittered Cardstock cut to 4.75"x 3".
I cut around the Tag on the Regency Sticker Sheet 
and used the Kreaxions crown punch on the lower corner.
To assemble the tags I used ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever
This glue is super strong so a little bit goes a long way!
After assembling the tag I trimmed the top corners so the layers lined up.
I cut down on the frills by using ric-rac to hang the tag. 
The boys need never know it is from my collection of vintage trims.
That will be our little secret!

Supplies:
Paper, Stickers:Robin's Nest
Glue:ScraPerfect
Punch #305 & #611:Kreaxions
RicRac:Vintage Trim

Scrap On!

~charity~