October 2012 archive

Happy Halloween

It’s my favorite time of the year!

There’s nothing like seeing all the excitement! I love the spooky, the goofy, the young, and the young at heart!

If you’re anywhere near my neck-of-the-woods, stop by for a treat :)

My wreath was made out of coffee filters and decorated with some May Arts ribbon, Pink Paislee tinsel ribbon, and some die-cuts (Sizzix Halloween Shadows Tim Holtz Alterations). I can take off the Halloween portion to easily convert it for another holiday…like Thanksgiving!

It was even easier to put together!

1. Create the coffee filter wreath. I used the following tutorial by The Frugal Homemaker.

2. Next, die cut the Halloween Shadows Dies with black textured cardstock and patterned paper that matches your decor. I layered the patterned paper “trick or treat” with a black cardstock “trick or treat”.

3. Choose a wide ribbon, such as this may arts wired burlap ribbon, to create a cascading ribbon along the side. Adhere the valleys of the folds with a glue dot.

4. Now, just take the Pink Paislee Tinsel Ribbon or any other tinsel garland, and weave it in and out of the cascading burlap ribbon.

5. Create a decorative bow from the die-cut trick-or-treaters, a bow made from the black & ivory wide striped ribbon, and the layered “trick or treat” sentiment.

5. Adhere layers to the wreath with a glue dot and use a T-pin to combine all the layers.

6. Last, just adhere your two small die-cut bats to the top portion of the burlap ribbon.

I used easy to remove adhesives so that I can repurpose the wreath for Thanksgiving & Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Interactive Party Invitation Video Tutorial

Who is ready for Halloween!!!?

ME ME ME ME ME!!! I think I trick-or-treated until I was 17…

Today, I have a fun video tutorial for you! Hold onto your hats because this Interactive Halloween Invitation uses a wide variety of Sizzix Products: Pop ‘n Cuts, Movers & Shapers, Sizzlits, and Talking Tags!

ENJOY!

Thanks for watching,

Materials Used: Sizzix Dies (Pop ‘n Cuts A2 Horizontal Card Base Die, Pop ‘n Cuts Party Set #2 Sizzlit Dies, Pop ‘n Cuts Party Insert Die, Mini Jack ‘O Lantern Scary Movers & Shapers Dies), Sizzix Vagabond Electronic Die-cutting Machine, Sizzix Movers & Shapers Base Tray, Talking Tags, Lawn Fawn Stamps (hats off to you, this way to fun, just my type too, happy summer), American Crafts POW glitter cardstock, American Crafts Nightfall Patterned Paper, Tombow Mono Adhesive, Glue Glider Pro High Tac adhesive, Darice Gold Wire 28 gauge, washi tape, thumbtack, trivet, Stampin up! Black ink

 

Faber-Castell and 100 Proof Press Blog Hop

Today’s the start of the blog hop between Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and 100 Proof Press!  We’re very excited for our first collaboration with them! Hop with us today for a blog hop packed with inspiration and techniques!

We’ll also have prizes for those who participate.  Be sure to visit leave a comment on each designer’s blog.  When you’re finished, comment on the company’s blogs to be eligible for the following great prizes:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away a $40 prize pack, and 100 Proof Press will be giving away a $30 gift certificate!

Want an extra chance to win some prizes?  Tweet Design Memory Craft at @DesignMemCraft about a technique you learned on the hop for a chance to win their NEW Stamper’s Big White Pen!  Or like 100 Proof Press’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/100-Proof-Press-Rubber-Stamps/ )for a chance to win the calendar you saw on this hop!

The blog hop will be open until midnight on October 26th, and the winners will be announced on October 29th on the company’s blog/twitter.

Your next stop will be at Jennifer’s blog.

START:

100 Proof Press: http://www.100proofpress.com/_blog/Blog Tiffany Johnson:  http://iheartartblog.com/ Jennifer: http://justjingle.blogspot.com/ Jen Matott: http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/ Tracy Evans: http://craftaddicts-tracyevans.blogspot.com/ Colleen McGinty: http://artbythelake.typepad.com/my-blog/ Gladys Chia: http://gladyschia2010.wordpress.com/ Mou Saha: http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/ Sara: http://zemphira.blogspot.com/ Amy: http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com/ Rita Barakat: http://letsembellish.blogspot.com/ Gerri: http://gerriherbst.blogspot.com/ Alexa: http://alexalett.blogspot.com/ Nicole http://www.nicoleeccles.blogspot.com/ Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: http://www.designmemorycraft.typepad.com/

Would you like to know what products I used?

Here’s the list:

100 Proof Press Squirrel Girl, 100 Proof Press Calendar, 100 Proof Press Pastoral Farm, 100 Proof Press Buckeye Leaf

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art Grip Colored Pencils (101, 109, 115, 118, 119, 121, 126, 132, 172, 176, 187), PITT Artist Pen Warm Grey III Brush-tipped from Subtle Tones, Nougat Stamper’s Big Brush Pen

Hambly Sweet Tooth Overlay, Sassafras Lass woodgrain alphabet stickers, rhinestone

Thanks SO much for joining me!

 

*New* Basic Grey Nordic Holiday Sizzix Dies!

Hello!!!

Here’s a Mod layout I created with Christmas pictures from last year :) I was farrrrrr too preggo to get any scrapbooking done! This layout uses some fun new Basic Grey Nordic Holiday Dies- Bookplate, Tags, and Happy Holiday dies. Here’s a screenshot:

Here’s a tutorial on how I created my mod layout!

I always start off by positioning all the elements once they’ve been die-cut and trimmed. I used a corner rounder to round of one corner of each of the photos and the Happy Holiday. I did this to match the Basic Grey paper lace!

Cutting Sandwiches:

The Happy Holiday Sizzlit (cutting platform, cutting plate, sizzlit die, paper, cutting plate)

The Bookplate and Tags Die (cutting plate, paper, cutting plate)

Then, I added white contrasting cardstock to the back of the Happy Holiday to add more dimension.

Using the Sizzix eClips and eCAL, cut out little inverted squares smaller than the inverted squares on the Basic Grey paper lace. I used Bazzill smoothies cardstock on the default cutting settings.

Now, you can use foam dimensionals to adhere the die-cut inverted squares to the center of each inverted square on the white paper lace. I love the 3L 3D foam squares because they’re less fussy than most.

Die-cut the Bookplates & Tags twice using patterned paper and an overlay for some layered dimension! I added little bows to mine at the top to create an ornament effect! Adhere finished elements on top of the finished paper lace.

Arranging the elements using the rule of thirds really balances the space and draws attention to the photos!

I hope you enjoyed viewing these new products and this short tutorial :)

See you soon,

Materials: Sizzix Vagabond Die-Cutting/Embossing Machine, Sizzix eClips with eCAL, Nordic Holiday Basic Grey for Sizzix Bookplate, Tags, and Happy Holiday Dies, Basic Grey Patterned Paper (little black dress, unknown paper lace), Hambly Holiday Deer Overlay, Offray ribbon, 3L Dodz & 3D foam squares