Monday, October 31, 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.

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

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Friday, October 28, 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!


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

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Dare To Dream

This spooky project is great for keeping track of super scary recipes, or writing down those haunting dreams!
~ Dare To Dream ~
 I like simple projects that go from "nice" to "WOW" with a flick of the wrist and a scattering of gems!
I picked up the notebook on a thrifting run.
It seemed the perfect canvas for these halloween papers
 so I took it apart and got started decorating.
On the back of the front cover I marked off a 1/4 inch edge around the window.
I used a 3 " circle divided into 1/8" to position the paper piercer.
I flipped the cover back over, sanded it to remove the smooth surface,
then painted the edges of the front window with black paint.
I didn't want any light colors to show through after I cut my paper cover.
I attempted a dream catcher and ended up with more of a spider web.
But here are the steps I took:
Step 1: Using a slip knot and two fingers to create a loose edge
 I looped thread all around the window.
Step 2: I went around my set of 8 loops, attaching the thread at the center of each loop and adding a bead.
Step 3: Each time I went round my set of loops I used the existing beads to loop the thread,
and added an additional bead.
Step 4: To finish off the center I add only four beads, and went through them twice with the thread.
  I painted a black frame around the window on the back of the cover before adding the Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock.
I used a craft knife to cut out the gate from the Haunted House Cardstock and layered it over the house and window. I added Halloween Dew Drops to the fence and Mascarade Diamond Drops to the bats and posts for added bling!
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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Boo Jar

How about a super SCARY night light.
No worries, it sports a battery operated candle so it's super safe!
~ Boo Jar ~
For this project I used a pickle jar. If you are worried about glass in a little ones room simply use a peanut butter container.
 Step 1:Use a foam brush to dab black acrylic paint onto the sides and back of jar, leaving a window to frame the ghostie.
The paint can be dabbed on lightly so the glow of the candle shows through.

Step 2:
Cut gate from Haunted House Cardstock.
Cut "Boo" from Boo Words Glitter Cardstock.
Cut pumpkins from Pumpkins Glitter Cardstock.
Cut web from Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock.

Step 3:
Pierce lid of jar using nail or paper piercer.
Tie knot in yarn, thread through hole in lid so knot stays on top.
 Attach yarn to Friendly Ghost and suspend in jar.
 Step 4:Glue web to top of jar lid. Use a magnet for a clamp.
Step 5: When the jar is dry adhere gate to inside of jar, facing window. Adhere Boo to top of window and pumpkins to base of window.
Step 6: Place battery operated candle in jar.
This cute project takes an up-cycled container and a sprinkle of imagination. Make one for a child's room or several to line the porch rail.

Cardstock, Ghost:Robin's Nest
Acrylic Paint:Deco Art
Battery Candle: Dollar One
Pickle Jar:Nalley

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