July 29, 2014

Carolyn here from Granny Ma's Creative Blog  with a birthday card "It's Time to Celebrate" for Tuesday's, Cards. 

TIP:  Use a finger dauber to ink in your embossing folders - it applies just enough ink for a nice look.

Image titled "It's Time to Celebrate"
from Stampin! Up 

Supplies used:
  • Brads, image, design paper and embossing folder from Stampin! Up
  • Scalloped punch for the border on design paper
  • die cut for the embossed background
  • flower from a set that I purchased at Michaels Craft Store
  • Prismacolor Markers and silver metallic pen from the marker set
  • The face, arms and legs colored with Copic markers
  • happy birthday stamp from Stampin! Up
Carolyn - Granny Ma's Creative Blog

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,  

July 28, 2014

HB2U

Hey kids!  Cindy back on the SBC blog today.  I'm using a retro Cricut cart called Nifty Fifties.  Isn't it fun?!

TiP:  Use black cardstock for the shadow on your die-cuts.  When you have a really busy background patterned paper this black shadow helps define the image and gives it depth.

 My MIL is turning 75 soon and they are throwing her a retro party.  So, this is the card I came up with :-)  I hope she likes it!

Recipe:
DCWV - Nana's Kitchen stack - patterned glitter paper
Nifty Fifties Cricut cart - Mixer @ 3 1/2", '75' @ 3/4", 'HB2U' @ 1/2"
From My Kitchen Cricut cart - tab @ 2 3/4"
Cinch - holes on the edge
corner rounder
black bling
white organza ribbon
black washi tape
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope I've inspired you to make something fun for someone special!

Cindy---In Love with PAPER


July 26, 2014

Pencil Dispenser

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a back-to-school project - a pencil dispenser for a 2nd grade teacher.

Pencil Dispenser

While the kiddos are out enjoying their summer vacation, teachers are working behind the scenes getting their classrooms ready for the upcoming school year.  I have many family members who are teachers - from pre-k to college.   One of my DILs is a 2nd grade teacher and she spotted this on Pinterest with a note "I need this!"  How could I turn her down?  LOL!

Pinterest Inspiration


Here's what you need for this project:

  • Straw Dispenser - I purchased mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $14.99
  • Pencils - I used 48 colored pencils purchased at Walmart
  • Square1 Repostionable - 1 sheet approximated $1
  • Silhouette Cutter 
  • Stickles
Open the straw dispenser and remove the straws that come with it.  Remove all tape and labels.  I had to use Goo Gone to get some of the sticky stuff off.

Straw Dispenser purchase at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $14.99

Next you will need to decide what to put on the outside of the new pencil dispenser.  I liked all the polka dots from my inspiration picture.  I also wanted the teacher's name included.  Using my Silhouette software, I typed the text I want and colored filled.  I also made a bunch of .75" circles and filled with assorted colors.  

I turned on the registration marks and sent my design to my ink jet printer that had a sheet of Square1 Repositionable in it.  Once printed, I loaded the Square1 onto a mat and cut out the shapes with my Cameo.

Printed Square1 ready to be cut
The Square1 will peel right off the backing and apply like a sticker.  I positioned the "PENCILS" in the center and placed "MRS." above and "GARRETT" below.  The colored circles were randomly placed.

Pencil dispenser with Square1 applied
Time to add the pencils!  I chose the different colored #2 pencils.  Love the colors.

#2 pencils purchased at Walmart

After all the pencils were in, the dispenser looked like this:

Dispenser with Pencils inside


Now, a little bling and sparkle.  I added Stickles to the letters.

Completed Pencil Dispenser all Blinged Up!
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by, ~ Marilyn


 

July 25, 2014

Friday Layout

Hello and welcome to all my scrappy and crafty friends. Barbara here with your friday layout.

MY TIP  Use embellishments to form a visual triangle on your layout to help the eye move over the entire layout and not miss any details.

Here is my completed layout:

Recipe
coordinating patterned papers
flowers
journal card
lace tape
ribbon
rub on of hand
brad for flower

I used the large journal card on one side of the photo and the large flower on the other side for balance.
I used the lace tape to make a visual triangle around the photo to help the eye travel over the layout.
Thanks for looking.
I hope you are inspired to use a visual triangle on your next layout.
As always comments and questions are welcome.
Till next time
Barbara
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

July 24, 2014

Matting and Layering Technique for the 24th

Hi  to all our fellow Crafter's, Ange here on the SBC blog today.  I would like to share with you today the technique of Matting and Layering a card and briefly go through how I have colored my image with Copic Markers. I will start off firstly, with the technique of matting and layering your cards. This will help to give your cards a dimensional look rather than looking flat, I look forward to you sharing with us what you have created.

Tip: When choosing your paper you are going to use on your card try using only 2 colors patterned or plain and have one cardstock color you matt your papers with. This way it will co ordinate with your card into your card colors.

Today's Tutorial
For today's tutorial I am making a 7"x 5" Card, firstly I have cut the sizes to fit my card. It is best to go down in 1/4" increments so the pieces fit your card nicely. There is no wrong way to layer your card so cut out your pieces of paper first and stick them to your backing Cardstock color.
  1. I have chosen to have 3 layers of paper which I have glued to the purple base cardstock.
  2. My main 2 colors I've used are purple and green.
  3. One of my pieces of paper I have used a Martha Stewart Edge Punch to add further dimension.
  4. My image I'm using today is from Sherri Ann Baldy and it is a digi stamp which I have colored with Copic Markers.
  5. With the piece of paper I have punched 2 sides with my Martha Stewart Doily punch I have also layered some lace and ribbon onto that piece of paper.
  6. In this instance I have started with one piece of flat lace, then glue a purple ribbon on top of the white lace and then in the finished card photograph you will see I have added some purple rhinestones as my top layer.
Pictured are the paper and cardstock layers used on my card today.

These are some of the embellishments I have decided to use for today's tutorial, I have also used some Prima flowers which are fabulous to give the layered effect. On completing the card I decided to leave the large flower off this particular card.

This is the finished card and I have layered it as follows:
  1. First layer was the large flowered paper which I cut to fit my 7" x 5" card front.
  2. Second layer I cut so as I could place it on a angle as you can see in the photograph and glued it in place.
  3. Third layer was the piece of paper I used the doily punch on and have placed it towards the bottom of the card.
  4. Then I glued the ribbon and lace layers on top of the third layer of paper.
  5. Then I positioned the colored image which I also matted to the cardstock, as my top layer.
  6. All that is left to do now is to add your embellishments, as you can see I just love my embellishments. You can add as little or as much as you like, that is purely your taste and you will find you will get to feel when you have enough on your card.

Image colored with Copic Markers


When I started coloring with my Copic Markers no one could help me in suggesting what colors to use and I know this can be very daunting when you first start to color. With all of my projects I list what colors I have used to help beginners with a color scheme, this is purely a guide to help you get started. 

Tip: When you have a big space of white around the image, you may like to carefully cut out the image once you have colored it and glue it to your card or with a very faint color from your Copic markers put little dots around the image but be careful only use the tip of your marker very lightly, always use the lightest color e.g V000 around the image if you aren't going to cut it out, then you can use a darker very lightly just here and there e.g. V01 or V02. Experiment on a scrap piece of paper but be very lightly handed so you can just see the point of the marker.

If you visit my blog there is a full detailed list of what color copics I have used on this particular image and a list of products I have used also. Please leave any comments on my blog if I can help you further.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope I've inspired you to try this technique.



 

July 23, 2014

Wed Special Events- Christmas Bows

Hi friends!  Sandy here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Wednesday's Special Events project. We will be getting ready for Christmas! I wanted to share with you the step I use to make a DYI Package Bow.

First, I have my tip of the day for you... Start Christmas Early! We are 155 days from Christmas and before you know it, it is here and we are running around with a million things to do!

Onto today's project...
DYI GIFT BOWS
by Sandy Hentzel

ITEMS NEEDED:

  • 8.5x11 copier paper 
  • paper trimmer
  • adhesive
  • stamp set
  • stamp block
  • color inks
INSTRUCTIONS: 

 1. Using the stamps, block and ink, randomly stamp the image all over the paper
covering entire area to make your pattern paper background.

2. Cut your paper in strips using the paper trimmer as follows:

  • 3 strips- 10 1/2 x 3/4"
  • 3 strips- 9 1/2 x 3/4"
  • 2 strips- 8 1/2 x 3/4"
  • 1 strip- 3 1/2 x 3/4"

3. Loop one strip into a figure 8 and using adhesive, glue ends together 
in the middle.

Do this for all strips except for the 3 1/2" one. You will make a loop with that piece.



4. Starting with the largest strips, start forming the base of the bow, gluing
each piece down on top of the other.

5. Then going to the next largest (9 1/2) and then the smaller 2 strips (8 1/2), 
keep stacking the strips in top of each other until you form the bow, ending with the
3 1/2 loop in the very center.

6. OPTIONAL: To finish off the bow, punch out an 1 1/2" circle and stamp 
a cute image or sentiment. Adhere to the top loop.

And here is the completed bow. With practice you can make this bow in less
that 5 min. 


Misc. tips:
  • Using copier paper makes it easier to form figure 8 loops, so you want to use a light weight paper.
  • You can use magazine, newspapers and gift wrap to make your bows.
  • Instead of adhesive you can use a stapler to fasten loops together. Score tape is another favorite of mine, especially if the paper is heavier.

Hope this tutorial inspires you creative bow making skills!  This is tutorial will be in the Mar's Finest Paper and Stamp Christmas blog hop. You get a sneak preview.  You can find the stamp set I used for this project at Mark's Finest Paper and Stamps.

I hope your enjoyed today's project. If you have a question, please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you.  You can visit me to see more card/project ideas at A Working Mom's Joy. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.
Our monthly Facebook challenge is Christmas in July. We would love to see what you are doing!

And as always, comments are appreciated. Thank you for stopping by and Have a blessed day!
~ SANDY
 SBC Team Designer

July 22, 2014

Tuesday Card Day!

Welcome Crafters! Teresa here from Fresh and Renewed. I have a super, cute,  summer card to share with you today. I am back from all my vacations and ready to get back into a good routine both at home and with my crafting. So, I am planning to start posting to my blog on a really regular basis and actually post things other than crafting and also other than my design team days! So stay tuned!


Now on to today's card.  Make sure you enter our current challenge.

Tip: Create several card fronts at a time instead of the whole card and you will have a quick grab to make a fast card in a pinch.

Supplies Used:
Summer Bliss by Echo Park
Bling from my stash
Summer Marci from LaLa Land Crafts
Spectrum-Noir Markers
Crafting Desert Diva Stamps...Summer Lovin'




Fresh and Renewed
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

July 21, 2014

Once Upon a Time

Hey kids!  Cindy back on the SBC blog with a fun card.  I'm using a Cuttlebug embossing + folder that not only embosses but cuts at the same time :-)  This one is called Fanciful Labels:

I've cut one out.  As you can see it's embossed, too :-)


And the finished card using the label.


Recipe:
Meljen's Designs digi -Story Time Boy
Cuttlebug- Fanciful Labels embossing +
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Circle 1 @ 4"
The Paper Studio - School Days stack - all patterned papers
Tim Holtz sanding tool
Tim Holtz distressing tool
pop dots
watercolor pencils
Hero Arts stamp

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope I've inspired you to get out your dies/embossing folders and play :-)

Cindy--In Love with PAPER

July 20, 2014

SBC's New Design Team Members

Hello! I am soooo excited to announce our new team members. We had a design team call last month, and I want to thank all those that submitted their applications.

So without further adieu!!!!  First we have Angela!

Hi everyone I am Angela. I worked most of my working life as a trained Nurse and a Sleep Apnoea 

Consultant. In the later years I worked in Local Government. I now enjoy being part of Design Teams 

feeding my creativity in all themes of Papercraft including Scrapbook Layouts, Card Making, Beyond The

Page Projects. I am always loving the challenge of something new. 


My favorite craft tip: I love using mists on white flowers to get the color I'm looking for, so keep

a few white flowers and you will always have the right color for your card or layout.

The mists can also be used on your ribbons as well to get corresponding colors or if you use Copic Markers you can color your white ribbon with these as well.


My blog address is http://angetreasures.blogspot.com.au/ 



Here are a couple of Angela's fabulous creations!

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Our next new member is Annette!

Good Day ~ firstly I would like to thank The Scrapbook Blessings Club for this wonderful invitation ~
My name is Annette Stapylton, I live in Nowra Sydney Australia.
I started Scrapping 19 years ago when it was extremely popular, just took it up as a hobby.
Since retiring 4 years ago I have been scrapping on a constant basis entering challenges in various fields.
By Trade, I was a Curtain Designer/Interior Design and Pattern maker so I find I am able to put these skills to good use in my scrapping.

My Favorite craft tip: I find a pattern for a card and I change it and alter the sizes to suite what I want to create.

My blog links:

Here is some of Annette's beautiful work...


Once again, a big congratulations to our new gals!

Challenge #24 winners plus quarterly Top 3 winner

Hi SBC friends! Its time for to see who our winner for the challenge is and the design teams top picks!!!

The prize for this challenge comes from: 
Stamp and Create is giving away a $20.00 gift certificate for the winner of this new challenge.

Stamp and Create is an online store based in the US with shipping worldwide. We offer free shipping on orders over $55 within the US. We carry a wide variety of stamp companies including: MagnoliaSaturated CanaryWild Rose StudioHigh Hopes Rubber StampsMake it CraftyWags 'n Whiskers and many more. Plus we also carry paper packsribbon, and embellishments. We currently have many Christmas designs on Clearance at a great price. 

  .....Good Luck!
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We had awesome entries for this challenge, linked up to the blog and from the SBC Facebook Group, and our Random Winner is
Sarah
please email Sandy- Cleosan52 @ yahoo dot com

Top 3 DT Picks
Susan


Lidya


Teresa


 Congrats Ladies! Don't forget to get your badges.
The 3 Top Picks will be eligible for the second chance prize at the end of the quarter (Sept)


April to Jun top 3 second chance winner:
KT KITTY


  

 Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

   
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