Monday, June 26, 2017

Nerdy Cat Box

Hi everyone! This month Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team and Stampotique's Design Team have teamed up to show how to create some simply stunning projects combining diecuts and stamps. Since I LOVE anything cats my first project had to be something with the Nerd Cat Stamp.



I cut from watercolor paper two sets of the Caddy Bag Diecuts. The two diecuts that looks like tags (with a hole in the top) will be used in another project.
I folded the both the diecuts and one of the diecuts I cut the sides off since there is no need for them.



I stamped the cat image twice and colored in the glasses, nose and the inside of the ears on the orange patterned cardstock. Next I fussy cut the image of the cat out and on the pink image of the cat all I cut out was the shirt which I adhered to the full cat image.



I embossed the box with the Waffle Embossing Folder and then adhered the diecut that I had cut the sides off to the side of the other diecut. Be sure the flap is going in the other direction since this will be how you open and close the box.



Next I glued the box together and added thin ribbon to both sides of the box. 



I added an assortment of bright and happy patterned cardstock to the top of the box along with thread and a snippet of Pom Pom trim. I dressed up the cat with mini pearl buttons, mini flower and googly eyes.


I cut and water colored a couple Romance Flower Diecut and once dry I crinkled them up and added a Dew Drop to the center. I cut two of the smaller flowers from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecut, shaped and added dew drops to the centers. The last thing I cut was the smaller leaves from the Spring Leaves Die which I glimmer misted and once dry I shaped. Now I was finally ready to adhere everything to the top of the box!



It is prefect size to either add candy, washi tape or whatever you want to and give as a gift! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


To see this month's Inspiration Teams projects you can find the posts HERE and HERE and Stampotique Designs Teams projects you can find the posts HERE, HERE and HERE.


I would also that submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #288-289
Stampotique Designers Challenge: #SDC 275




Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is fabulous and enjoy creating!


Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Robin's Nest: Enjoy the Ride

Hi everyone! I am excited to say that I'm back as a guest designer for the Robin's Nest
For more photos and how to's on my project you can find the blog post HERE.


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Friday, June 9, 2017

Fabric Micro Passport Planner

Hi everyone! I am here to share a micro planner I created using the Passport Diecut from Eileen Hull.


I wanted to make a planner out of fabric but I didn't want it to be floppy so my solution was to use fusible webbing. First I cut the fabric and fusible webbing bigger than the actual diecut which you will need a total of four fabric and two fusible webbings cut off the covers and two fabrics and one webbing for the spine. 


Next I ironed the both pieces of the fabric to either side of the fusible webbing...there are directions on how to do that with fusible webbing when you purchase it...and once it is cool run it through the diecut machine to cut the covers and spine. It is ten times easier to do it this way that cut each individually and then try to iron it all together. Ask me how I know? I have already done this on one of my projects that will be shared later on. 😁 
I used Fabri-Tac Adhesive to adhered the covers and spine together according to the directions on the Passport Diecut and then I strung elastic cording through the holes in the spine and tied off according to the directions of the Journal Diecut. Since there was no way to keep the planner closed I punched a hole in the spine and added elastic cording.


The inside covers I adhered lace to create a pocket to hold journaling cards and washi tape. The tags that the washi tape are wrapped around tab closures from the Journal Diecut. I used the diecut packaging to cut these tabs and I embossed them with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder.


Did you know that you can use 4"x6" journal cards in your planner? I didn't! All you have to do is fold them in half and either staple or sewing them together to created a mini album! If you aren't bothered with excess paper sticking out of the edge you can leave as is or cut off the excess and round the corners. I also added washi tape to the outside and inside so I wouldn't accidentally catch my finger on the staple.


Also I added a divider to hold sticky notes on. I used the leftover piece of a file folder...you know the ones that you can purchase at Target...it is perfect since it is sturdy.


I added two micro notebooks that I had purchased from Michael's and now the inside of the planner is complete.


The outside of the planner I trimmed the front and back with lace, trim and Ric Rac. I also added charms to the closure and spine to finish it off. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this planner for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #285-287


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Canvas Corp: Mini Spring Flowers Notebook

Hi everyone! If you don't already know I love to create junk journals and my own traveler notebooks and I always have leftover scraps of notebook and grid paper that I can't make myself throw away so I thought why not make a mini notebook from my scraps? 
I am excited to share that I have a notebook I created up on Canvas Corp's blog today! For more info and photos you can find the post HERE.


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!






Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Java Queen

Hi everyone! I am back with another quick project that I created using the Tea Cup Diecut. If you haven't guess I love tea cups even though I don't like tea let alone coffee but I sure do enjoy adding flowers and quirky little printables to them. Actually I had cut out this tea cup last year and had pull it together and then put a side because I wasn't sure how I wanted to decorate it. Do you ever do that? Raise your hand if you have several unfinished projects laying around. 🙋🙋🙋


Well, enough about that! Lets talk about how I decorated this tea cup. 😉 I added pink velvet ric rac to the base of the tea cup and sequins and Dew Drops around the rim.


Next I adhered wadding up tissue paper to the inside of the cup. Next I fussy cut the coffee girl and you can find that printable HERE and glued her to the tissue paper and then added the moss. I added paper flowers from my stash, some Leaf Diecuts leftover from another project, lace and tulle to finish off my project. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #284-285


 Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Friday, May 19, 2017

Mermaid Planner Clips

Hi everyone! I am here to share a quick post on a few planner clips I made for my traveler's notebook. I had been searching for the Mermaid Diecut from Spellbinders...everyone much love this diecut because it was so hard to find. But I finally found it and here they are! 


I used a shimmery cardstock for the tails and on the blond haired mermaid I added mini gems for some extra sparkle.


I put them together and adhered a paperclip to the back.


Also since the face is all one diecut I had to color in the eyes/eyelashes with a Sharpie marker and chalk the cheeks with my pastels. I think they look great in my traveler's notebook. 😊 As always if you have any questions please let me know.


Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #282-283


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Monday, May 15, 2017

Felt China Doll Passport Journal

Hi everyone! I am here today to share a project I created for Eileen Hull's blog! The team this month has teamed up with Kunin to show case their felt. The cool part about this felt is  it is recycled from plastic bottles...you would never know by the texture! 
I created a mini traveler's notebook from the Passport Diecut for my mom for Mother's Day.


I started by cutting two covers from white felt, two inside covers and a spine from White Paper Leather. Before adhering all together with Fabri-Tac Adhesive I embossed the paper leather covers with the Waffle Embossing Folder and the spine with the Daisy Wreath Embossing Folder. I forgot to add the paper leather I adhered to the inside of each cover to give the journal just enough rigidness yet flexibility for the journal to expand.


I also cut another cover from felt, cut in half used the Scallops on the Edge Diecut to add a little interest to the pocket. 
I used the following ColorBox Blends (these inks can be found on Eileen Hull's etsy account HERE) on the cover and pocket: Frog, Leaf, Melon, Tutu and  Sunshine inks by applying color to my glass palette and adding a little water and then I splattered each color of ink separately and let dry.


While the covers and pocket where drying I cut from the Stitchy Flower and Leaf Diecuts a few flowers from the white, peach and olive felt. For the white felt flowers I painted those in Melon and Sunshine and let dry.


I fussy cut this china doll printable that I had purchased from Oxford Impressions (no longer available) and adhered to the cover. I adhered the flowers with gems, pearls and button to the doll.


 I found this micro notebook at Michael's and thought this would be perfect to add to the inside of the journal. So all I had to do was add elastic cording and add the notebooks.


I had a leftover piece of notebook divider...you know the ones that you can purchase at Target in the Dollar Spot for a dollar? I folded and rounded the corners and added to the center elastic a place to hold sticky notes just in case my mom needs to jot down a reminder. 


In the back pocket I added a gift card to Hobby Lobby and a mini black gel pen but my mom she can use the pocket to receipts, stamps or whatever.


I love how easy it was to use the felt and how well the inks that I used on it turned out!
Be sure to check out Eileen's blog to see what the Inspiration Team has been up to. You can find past post HERE, HERE and HERE. Also hop on over to Kunin's blog and see the creativity of their team! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:


 Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Peach and Lace Wedding Album

Hi everyone! I am here to share a wedding album that I was asked to create for a friend. Be sure to get comfy since this post is photo loaded. 😊 The requirements for this album it had to be at least 5"x7", ten pages for a total of twenty pages front and back, be vintage and use the colors peach and gray.


Well, I had leftover peach cardstock from my son and daughter in law's wedding but a lot of the cardstock had gold mixed in the design. So I, of course, had to make some trips to Hobby Lobby, Michael's, etc. 😉 to find gray and peach cardstock and peach colored flowers.


Next I had to decide on what to create the cover out of and how thick the spine needed to be to hold all the embellishments and other goodies. I sure didn't want the album to look like a "V" once I finished...I've created a few like that in the past since I didn't allow for all the embellishments. 😒


After much thought I decided a three inch spine should be wide enough. I used an empty saltine box and cut down and scored to create a 5 1/2"x71/2" for the front and back and the three inch spine. I covered the front and back with cardstock and the spine with five different types of lace.


The inside there are five signatures with two 5"x7" pages per signature. I added a variety of patterned cardstock, diecuts and embellishments to each page. Through out the album is pockets,tags and pull outs for journaling or where more photos can be added.


The flowers I had found at Michael's and I thought were the perfect shade of peach but after I got them home they looked more pink in color so I painted them with Soft Peach Simply Sheer Mist. It definitely made a difference in the color of them.


I was also asked to somehow incorporate the wedding invitation into the album. I had to cut down the invitation since it was larger than the album but I was able to make it work by adding an open sided pocket to the inside cover.
The next several pages I am not going to add any comments so if you have any questions about how I create the album or what type of products where used please let me know.























I would like to submit this project for the following challenge: 
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #280-281 Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!