The Best Things In Life are Piink on her youtube video about using 6x6 paper pads in card making. I didn't have the quilt die so I found a quilt image just like that on google, traced it into my Silhouette software and after a bit of "tweaking" I came up with a cut file so that the corners cut as squares and the triangles cover both sections and the center area cuts as one pieces. Using a die you have a ton of tiny pieces and have to back the card with adhesive strips (it show what I mean in her video). My way I only have 4 triangles, 4 squares, one center pieces and one black overlay. Anyway. I then make a label piece from a Silhouette file, printed the happy birthday on the white part, added it to the card with brads and added a silk flower to the center. I really like this card.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Quick birthday card. Got the inspiration (or totally stolen) from a video by Christina Griffiths on youtube https://youtu.be/
The pink & yellow card I made with patterned paper and a button. I accidentally cut the angle the wrong way but oh well. Also, I don't have a picture but I made envelopes lined with the embossed and the patterned papers to match the cards. Nice to have a batch of ready to go cards.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
|Tmika Miller (scrapdaworld on Youtube) Prima/Recollections Flower Dupe Tutorial|
|Flower cut file from the Cutting Cafe|
|From Silhouette Bow file by Amy Robison Design ID #53138|
|From tutorial by Tmika Miller (scrapdaworld on youtube)|
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
I was working on altering dominoes (post to follow at a later date) and needed a tiny flower since I was altering mini dominoes. I have made these flowers before but never teeny tiny. So, I made several sizes ranging from normal to 3/8". Yes, 3/8"! That is a tiny flower to make but I love how all sizes turned out. I went a bit heavy on the glitter but I ask you...can you EVER have too much glitter? LOL
Saturday, January 9, 2016
I signed up for a swap group for Pocket Letters for state swaps. The idea is you partner with a person from each state in the US and send them Arkansas themed Pocket letters and get one from their state. So far, I have gotten one from Virginia and one from Missouri. I sent one to California but never got one back. This one is going to the lady from Missouri that sent me one. Most of my Arkansas PPLs are similar. I "tweek" each one I make. Each card has info on the back regarding the picture on the front. The fiddle is the state instrument, the mockingbird is the state bird the back of the flag card explains the reason behind the white stars. The center pocket is a shaker of sorts with glitter to represent diamonds with a diamond I cut on my Silhouette Cameo out of white card stock and vellum since Arkansas has the only diamond mine in the US where you can go find your own diamonds. The apple blossom is the state flower, the White-tailed deer is the State mammal, the Southern Pine is the state tree and in Faulk County there supposedly resides a Big Foot creature referred to as the Boggy Creek Monster. The back of the PPL is typical with trinkets and things. I made an Arkansas State Seal bottle cap charm to hang off the PPL with a globe dangling off of it.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Friday, January 1, 2016
My craft room has been in such disarray for so long that I have been unable to scrapbook. I finally used this long break to tidy it up (for the most part). I needed to scrap these photos of my youngest on her first day of college. I did struggle with it. I backed the patterned paper (Authentique Classic Beauty Collection - Beauty Four) from the November 2015 'Ain't no sunshine' kit with the yellow card stock from the kit. I liked it but it was missing something. I had the pink washi from the kit out for under the photos and the top of the tag and decided to add it to the top and bottom and I felt that was the touch it needed. Then I had trapped spaces and things here and there to fix but in the end I was happy with it.
Oh, I outlined all the layering papers with black ink. I tried to be all Tracy Banks and do it freehand. Nope! She is a goddess at that. I couldn't keep my pen on the paper, in anything close to a straight line. So, I gave up and used a ruler. Maybe I will practice and get better.
I punched a 1" circle out of the yellow card stock (I gutted it before using it to back the patterned paper} and stamped the date on it and put it in the lens of the acrylic camera.
Most everything on this layout was from the Scraptastic Club November 2015 'Ain't No Sunshine Kit' but the acrylic hearts and things were from a sale bag of wood veneers and things from Scraptastic and the flower on the right was from a swap at the Yahoo Scrap-a-holic anonymous group and a couple of things were from my stash.