Monday, February 16, 2015

My Scrap Chick Digital Clipart...

Hi guys....My Scrap Chick has been releasing some new type of files. I have loved print/cut every since I got my very first Cameo! So I was excited when I saw they were adding this category to their store. So...this weekend I played a bit with a clipart image. I also have some digi stamps printed out, and have been coloring them with my Copic markers. See previous post. Anyway, on to this card.

I actually plugged in my Cricut Explore to print and cut these. It has been collecting dust, lol. Once cut, I wanted to give a "flat" image a bit of interest, so I got out a few Copic markers to add more intense shadowing/shading. I mainly worked on the bed. Then I added white gel dots, glitter brush, and some Glossy Accents. 


 It's so hard to tell, but I added Glossy Accents to the thermometer and to the glass on the night stand. I also stamped my sentiment in VersaMark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. This cute stamp is from My Creative Time. The lamp base has some glitter brushed on. 


I wanted the bed to feel more forward so I put two layers of foam tape under it and also have it lower on the card front. The nightstand is on one layer and a bit higher up, hoping it gives the appearance of being farther back...like it's against the wall and the bed comes out farther into the room...like it would look in real.


For the inside of the card, I grabbed some of the same papers as on the front. I also used a couple more of the images from the set. For the bottle of medicine, I smooshed my VersaMark pad all over the front, masking off the cap. Then I poured clear embossing powder over it and melted it with my heat tool. I did it a second time to get it a bit thicker. Positioned it a bit behind the box of tissues. And, you still have plenty of space to write a little note.

These little print/cut images are so cute and so fun to play with. The one thing I would suggest, is add some of your own touches to them. Make them feel not so "flat". Add some extra shading, or gloss, or glitter, or gel dots....jazz them up a bit. Bring them to life! 

I hope you got a bit of inspiration from my card and some ideas for using print/cut images. I plan to do more of these, so come back once in awhile and see what I've been up to. In the mean time, stop by My Scrap Chick and see what's new in the store!

Here's some links for you to get there.



Sunday, February 15, 2015

Wishing You Sunshine...

So...My Scrap Chick has now started selling a line of digital stamps and digital clip art!!! I'm LOVING that....cause I love to do print/cut. And I'm investing into a small collection of Copic markers, and giving it a go. Lots of practice to do, lol. Anyway, I chose an image to work with today.


It is like -15 here in Ohio today and very, very windy! I needed it to feel like Spring. Now, I'm from Michigan and LOVE snow......we have very little :(.....but I HATE frigid temps! Had to do something to remind me of warmer temps to come.

I wanted this to be really bright and fun so chose markers in some hot colors!!! Now, I'm new at all this so it might not be the best coloring...I'll get better at it. I added Wink of Stella to the umbrella and the spots on the boots. Did a little bit of tiny dots to add texture. Nichol Magouirk does this a lot and I love it. Got out my white gel pen and added some stitching lines, too. Then threw on a few bright pink gems and ribbon.


Just so happened the these colors work really nice with some of Doodlebug's papers. I love them! So bright and fun. Used some of my dies to cut the layers, I like that stitching line. 


I chose a stamp from My Creative Time and used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to add a cute staple. The flags are from a set by Spellbinder. Added it with some foam squares.

So, there you have it! I hope you go to My Scrap Chick and check out the new stuff....super cute!


I hope it wasn't too early to tease you with a Spring card.....but it will be here before we know it!
Happy Crafting!



Thursday, February 12, 2015

I Love You Camera Card....

Gosh....I'm a slacker!!! I haven't posted in so long...sorry bout that, lol. Anyway, I have a couple things going up today. Finishing up some pics and then I'll post the other in a bit. 

I am working with some of the new files from Fleurette Bloom today. This last release has such cute images!!! I fell in love with the camera right away. And new what I wanted to do.


So, I picked out some of the patterns from the new digital paper collection and filled my images in using my Silhouette Studio software and then cut them out. I inked up the edges to add some interest.

Then I got out my circle dies and picked one the closest to the size of the center of the camera. The top layer already had a hole cut, so I put it in place over the second layer, used low tack tape, and ran it through my Cuttlebug. That layer is the same as the next one, so again I put the die right in place and cut the dark gray layer. And once again for the bottom layer.

I added my acetate to the back of the last layer, used foam tape to make the "well" for my sequins...two layers thick...put in my goodies and added another piece of acetate. This way everything is captured inside and you can easily flip it to attach to your card front.

I tied on my ribbon, used my tag dies and cut two. Chose my sentiments to stamp and added those with foam tape as well. Then jazzed up a bit with some Stickles glitter.

I hope you like this little shaker card using Fleurette's newest release. You need to check it out....super cute!
Here's where you can get yours.



I Only Have Eyes For You...

Here's a quick and easy treat bag I made using some files from My Scrap Chick. Hope you like!

I started out with just a simple bag and set about to decorate it up.


I love the scallop top on this little bag...it's so cute! Anyway, I picked a few digital papers and filled the image using my Silhouette Studio software, and then print and cut them out. I cut some layers of solid colors that coordinate and adhered them to the front of the bag. 


I did the same with this cute little monster. I also created a shadow layer of different paper. Layered up using foam squares. To make his eyes, I just cut different size circles in white, black, and blue. Glued them together and then covered them in Glossy Accents for that shiny finish. Added a bit of white gel pen accents, tied some twine, and added a sentiment from my stash. Cut it out using an oval punch. 

Hope you like...here's where you can get these files.


I'm sure you have a little monster in your life that would love a little bag of goodies! 
Happy Crafting!

 


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sparkle & Shine Luminary...

Hey guys, Cheryl here.

  Welcome to today's blog post! Thanks for stopping by! 
Today I have a simple luminary for you....I love those things! I like having that bit of twinkle in an unexpected nook or corner. They make you feel warm and cozy. 
Here's the one I made.


I took one of the boxes from Harvest Happenings to make this. Before I assembled the box, I used one of my rectangle dies and cut out the window. You could also just do this when you are cutting the box out. Place a rectangle where you want it to be. Then I laid the box top...unassembled....on top of the box bottom and traced it lightly. Now place the same die right over that and cut. This makes sure they line up right. Be sure you have them facing the right direction! Ask me how I know this, lol.

I then used that die and the next larger together to cut the frame for the front. Again, you can do this same thing in Silhouette Studio to make a frame.
Before assembling, cut a piece of vellum and adhere it to the back side of the box top, assemble.


I cut the pieces for the poinsettia and ran it through the Cuttlebug using a swirl folder. I inked the edges a bit, and assembled.

I also cut/punched some snowflakes and embossed them with gold embossing powder. Love the sparkle! I wrapped a bit of lace crocheted ribbon along the bottom edge. Added a bit of red Stickles glitter and some bling and some red stars.


I chose a sentiment and embossed it in white and cut a simple flag end. I hid the glue under the snowflake, as it shows bad through the vellum. And that's it!

Here's where to get what you need to make your own.



Friday, December 5, 2014

Shaker Christmas Tags...

WOW...am I ever a slacker!!! I have never had a time where I've had no mojo for so long....and really didn't even care, either. Well...I think it's coming back. Just can't come up with any neat ideas, I come up here, sit and play around....and most of it goes in the trash can. Bout to try changing that!

So...I have a set of shaker gift tags for you today. I used files from My Scrap Chick and a few of my stamps. I love all the shaker stuff I see, and thought these could serve as a gift tag and an ornament for later, our for someone to reuse as a tag for someone else. 

I used the tag file and selected different ornaments and cut them out of the center for the window. Use any type of clear acetate to glue to the back to make your "window". Build up a "wall" of foam tape on the back side to hold the sequins. Then adhered the back tag. I decorated the fronts, added a tag, then some ribbon. Each were done in this same fashion. I added some bling on a few, a bit of Stickels glitter, and called them good to go. Hope you like them and try some of your own. 

For each tag, I only used one of the layers....they come with three. I stretched them a bit in each direction to get a size I liked. You could use them as they are but I wanted them a bit wider. The tiny tags attached at the tops are made with a die I have. You could size the tag down REALLY small and do the same thing. Size two layers together though, so they layer nicely.




This tag I used two of the elements in the file. Added them in their proper place using foam squares.


For this one, I stamped a Christmas tree and just cut it out and added with foam squares. Added a bit of tiny pearls for ornaments.


This tag I sized the ornament down a bit and then added it with foam squares on top of the acetate window. You can see the material inside around the edges.


Ho Ho Ho! I used bling for the centers of the "O's". I only used the top layer in this file.


For this tag, I only used the base layer of the candy cane and I flipped one to go the other way, then just made them crisscross a bit.

Here's what you'll need to make these yourself.





Sunday, October 5, 2014

Frightening Cute...

Here's just a quick card for today using My Scrap Chick files. Sometimes things come together quick for me, and other times I seem to slave, lol!!! This fell right into place. Hope you like it.

I used a simple scarecrow file and chose fall colors from just scraps. I inked up all the edges for interest and added some gel pen accents. The patterned paper just fell into place....don't ya love when that happens?!


I stamped the face with a super cute Peachy Keen face stamp and then mounted it onto an Action Wobble....how cute are those, right?! The sentiment is from My Creative Time. 



That's it....easy peasy! Hope you got something new from today's post....Happy Crafting!



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Autuumn leaves....

Ahhhh....Autumn is coming!!!! My absolute fave time of the year. I love everything about it....the colors, the crisp air, the smells, the sounds....love it all! Anyway, that was the inspiration for this project, plus I needed a bit of fall decor, lol. So....here you go!



I had never made this box before and for some reason thought it was on the smaller side. But it's not! And, oh wow....I LOVE it! This is perfect for so many things! It will actually hold a nice amount of anything. Homemade cookies, Christmas candy, caramel corn (a fall fave), and fall leaves, lol!


The one thing I love about paper crafting is that you're the boss...you can customize anything for any season or occasion. This is super cute in fall colors, but how cute for Christmas with a Santa face or Christmas tree? An Easter bunny on the front and filled with Springtime goodies. The possibilities are endless!


I did a lot of inking on all the edges. I embossed a bit and added some white gel pen accents and some bling to the centers of the flowers. I printed my pattern papers and also inked those up. I popped up the element with foam squares. I hope you got a bit of inspiration from this and will try one of your own.

Here's what I used.

Pink Paisley Prairie Hill Paper (might be retired)

So, get out your supplies and create something fun for your home. Or make something for a friend! 
Happy Crafting!


Monday, September 1, 2014

Karson and his cars....

Well....today is my last post for this term over at My Scrap Chick. It has been an honor to be on their DT and I am so thankful to Kristi and Valerie for having me.
So....my most adorable grandson, Karson, is in LOVE with cars...and all things with wheels, lol. He stays with me every day and he plays with his cars all day long! He can even tell you all the parts of the car...thanks to his dad....and he's only 2! This project is for him.

To begin, I made the three Firecracker Boxes, and just did away with the fuse on the tops. These are so fun and easy to make! And you could decorate them for anything!


 I thought this would be fun for his Mom to set on his dresser in his room. The paper collection I used for this is Scoot from Echo Park. Most of the cuts are from My Scrap Chick, but used a few stickers from the collection.


How cute are those parking cones?!


I added a few bits of the flag stickers and scattered a few stars around. Tied a button on with twine.


I added the airplane and then the sticker being pulled along. And I must say, Karson is super cool! I added a few more of the flags, stars and added a cloud here and there as well. That chugga chugga sticker couldn't be more perfect!



And the little car and driver that was my inspiration for this project. And it just grew from there.


 And here is Mr. Karson driving his car!  I can really see him exactly like this when he's older. Again, all the cuts from My Scrap Chick, and some added stickers. Another button and twine, too.


So, there you have it. My final project for MSC. I hope I've given you a bit of inspiration along the way. Keep on coming back cause I'm not going away...I'll forever be a crafter and post my projects here. Hope y'all come back!

Here's my list of ingredients used.


 So....get out your supplies and make something fun with paper!!! Happy Crafting!





Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fall is coming....

....And oh how I love fall!!! It's my favorite time of the year and I love making fall projects! So, for my DT project for today for My Scrap Chick is a fall banner. Not hard to do at all, just laying it all out, and add to it till you're happy.

I used the basic banner and created a mat layer, found a font I liked and created mat layers for that as well. I put that much of it together, then went on a search for fall bits to add to decorate it.
I chose leaves and acorns and pumpkins...I wish I the smells of fall in my craft room...that would have made making this project all the more fun!
So...let's see some pics. 





 All I really did was inked up edges, used some dimensionals, added a bit of Stickles and white gel pen accents. Then laid things out in groupings till I was happy with it. Then adhered it all down.

I could not get a good pic of these, and ran out of time. But there is a bigger acorn on each end of the banner. Here is a pic of what they look like.


Here's the papers I used from all my digital files. I just really liked the colors in this set.


Hope you like it and will try one of your own! Here's what I used.