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,

   

Challenge #25 anything goes (featuring Diamond Fold Cards)

Barbara here and I am hosting the challenge this week.
The prize for this challenge comes from My Creative Classroom now know as Craft Classes Online (CCO)...
          Craft Classes Online (CCO) brings multiple Creative Arts Instructors together on one site to provide students with the best choice in online craft workshops. Classes are advertised on the CCO website, but are paid for and held on individual instructor's blog/website. This enable instructors to have more freedom and flexibility in their independent businesses. 




Our instructors offer online workshops that are engaging, affordable, and time-saving. Students from across the globe can learn any number of techniques and creative projects from the comfort of their own home and on their schedule. 


In September we will relaunch our blog, My Creative Life 2014, where we issue challenges to help us use all of our craft supplies during the year.





We are excited to be sponsoring Scrapbook Blessings Club. You can view our class list on our website atwww.CraftClassesOnline.com. We are bringing in more instructors throughout the fall, so check back often. Sign up for our newsletter. Visit us on our Facebook page, too! One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a Workshop class valued at $25 or less.  Good Luck!
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Are you ready for our next fun challenge # 25 Anything Goes?



The design team made some very cute cards using the Diamond Fold Card technique.


BARBARA

My Tip: Put your main sentiment on the center image. You can add a 1x3 inch piece of white cardstock over the pp on each of the 2 inch flaps to write your message if you desire.





 
TIP:  Creating the ribbon bow was easy, using a kitchen fork.  

Sher- Sher's Cards
Tip- Don't fully adhere butterfly embellishments down to have them
look like they are flying off the page. 


Tip ~ I wanted my Digi Stamp to pop out and make a statement, so I have enlarged her to overlap the Centre of the Card. I have also double layered two squares on angles in Black & White Glitter Cardstock to give a diamond shape appearance behind the Digi Stamp.

My Tip: Use double sided pattern paper. Its a easy way to make sure you design coordinates.

My Tip: Adhere your embellishments on your card when it is folded together and flat. That way nothing is sticking out and it is easier to put in an envelope.

Brenda - Disney Girl

My tip:  Add an embellishment to your ribbon closure to jazz it up and give the card more dimension.
 
TiP:  Precision is key to this card fold.  Score and fold carefully.
 

 To find more information on how they did that, please click on their name/blog or the challenge under their picture. Thanks for playing along.
We hope these design team projects inspire. 


Your challenge:
Anything goes: cards, banners, layouts but if you enter a Diamond Fold card, you will get an extra chance entry for this challenge sponsor.

This challenge ends on Saturday, August 2nd at 10:00 pm EST.  Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. 
If you do make a project using the featured technique, telescoping card,
your project and blog may be showcased on the SBC Facebook group.

And as always, comments are appreciated. Thank you for stopping by and Have a blessed day!




July 19, 2014

You Only Live Once, Lick The Bowl

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a kitchen decor project.



Here's what you'll need:

  • Canvas - I'm using an old one 8" x 10" found in a back bedroom closet
  • Paint - mine is Spring Green from Apple Barrel (available at Michaels)
  • Square 1 Printable - approximate cost is $1 per 8.5" x 11" sheet
  • Image from Silhouette Store - I used design #51833
  • Silhouette software and cutter
  • Ink Jet Printer
  • Stickles

Begin by painting your canvas.  I found an old one that looks like it was a victim of a previous failed project.  It was covered in a couple of different colored paints and had some paper clouds mod podged on it.

Sad, old canvas
I painted my canvas with Apple Barrel acrylic paint in a Spring Green color.  After covering with paint, let it dry while you do the next part.

I'm seriously messy!  Dry time approximately 1 hour.

My inspiration for this project came from Pinterest.  I found this image which was available for $18.

Inspiration for my project.  Print for sale at $18
Using the Silhouette store, I found a mixer that I wanted to use.  Design #51833.

Design #51833 from the Silhouette Store
Using my inspiration and Silhouette image, I designed my project using Silhouette software.  The background polka dots came with my Silhouette software.  The wavy edges were created using the knife tool in the Silhouette software and selecting "Wave" button.

Snapshot of my mat layout before printing and cutting

 Group all items together and use cut setting of "Cut Edge".  Add the registration marks. Send the design to your ink jet printer; make sure you have loaded a sheet of Square 1 Printable first.


Your cut image will feel like fabric and behave like a sticker.  Lay it onto your painted canvas.


I added Stickles to the pink letters as well as the beaters on the mixer.  You can still see an uneven spot by the bottom of the mixer where the old mod podge had been.  This won't be a issue with a new canvas.


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