Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lots of Layers for Spring

Hello!  Today I'm up at
CHICKANIDDIY CRAFTS BLOG
with a focus on Layering with the Twirly Girl Collection.
 I love, love, love layers...the more the better...so this challenge was right up my alley.


I took the Rosy Posy paper and cut out the same flower three times for each cluster:
Leave one of the flowers as is; cut the next layer by removing the outer edge.  
The very top layer will be the inner-most part of the flower.  Place foam adhesive between the layers.

Continue with the remaining flowers, creating as many as you'd like.

From a piece of 6X12 mat board, I cut this scallop design with a die from Sizzix. 
 I cut the Birthday Girl paper using the same die.  Now for the layering!  I cut a piece of the 
 Paper Posies paper down to 5" X 9" and machine stitched it to the center of the base paper.

The die cut that I used also came with a cute set of scrolled pieces; I cut those from the mat board,
 as well as different patterned papers.  

I used the sticker letters to form a 'spring' banner and then sprinkled on a few of the colorful brads throughout the design.  In finishing, I adhered the piece to the mat board and then strung through some ribbon for the hanger.

Twirly Girl Products: Rosy Posy Paper TG14OS01; Birthday Girl Paper TG14OS02; Party Dress Paper TG14OS06; Alpha Stickers TG14EB01; Brads TG14EB06


Monday, April 28, 2014

Xyron + Paper Smooches

We're stamping up some fun with a
XYRON & PAPER SMOOCHES BLOG HOP
this week!  Be sure to start with the Xyron Blog

I've created two projects for today's hop using 
Paper Smooches' "Giddy Bugs" Stamp Set.
My first is a card that I paper-pieced using a few stamped
images and different patterns of paper:

To begin, I selected some fun prints from DCWV's "Honey Chic" paper pad.
I stamped the notebook paper with the butterfly image and
Momento Tuxedo Black ink.

I chose purple dot print for the wings, lime diamond print for the body and a 
lilac woodgrain for the face. Each print was stamped with the image and Tuxedo Black
ink and then carefully cut out with micro-tip scissors.

The pieces were then made into stickers with the 1.5" Xryon Sticker Maker.

Next, I took the stickered pieces and dressed the butterfly.
After finishing the butterfly, I cut out around the design with an oval die.

I use the 1/4" High Tack Adhesive tape to layer the card pieces together, as well as 
a way for adhering the strip of ribbon to the cardfront.


My next project is a quick and easy water-colored fridge magnet using the same
"Giddy Bugs" stamp set and papers by Lawn Fawn:
I stamped the bee image onto a white textured cardstock with black Staz-On.
I used three different shades of yellow Aquarelles water-color pencils by 
Faber Castell and a blending tool by Stampin' Up!

I stamped the bee image onto the blue paper and then layered on the cut-out.
I wanted to make the base a little sturdier, so I die-cut the same size circle as the blue
paper from a medium weight chipboard.  I added adhesive to the back of the blue
paper and then adhered.  Finally, I added two strips of 3/4" Magnet Tape to the back.
Now it's ready for hanging!

Enjoy today's hop!  Your next stop for today is Yvonne Yam's Blog.
Thanks for joining us :)


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Princess-worthy

If you're any kind of a pack rat like me, then you
quite possibly could have one or two of those cute little
wooden boxes that paper flowers or embellishments come in...
or a cigar or paper mache box would also work.

I've used mine to create an Elegant embellished box befitting any princess!
The new Classique: Elegant Collection by Authentique Paper 
is reminiscent of  Tiffany Co. blue and Audrey Hepburn :)

 I painted the base of the box with a black acrylic paint to begin. If you don't want to fuss
 with cutting the paper around the clasp, then leaving that area painted is a good way to go :)

I took a Maya Road chipboard 'girl' and covered her with one of the 6X6 papers. 
Across her front, I attached a sash of blue vintagey trim that I further embellished with some
 pearl/rhinestone picks that I found in the bridal section of Hobby Lobby. 
Next, I painted a chipboard crown from Leaky Shed Studio and glued to the top of the girl.
I bent the legs of the chipboard girl, applied high tack glue to the bottom and then
was able to attach the girl to the glass inset of the lid.

 I edged around the glass opening with some braided upholstery trim. For the flowers,
 I used a die by My Favorite Things and two patterns from the 6X6 Elegant Paper. 
 Lastly, I added a border of black/white dot ribbon to the bottom of the box and used the
 same ribbon as an accent bow for the front.  This would also make a cute table
 decoration for a bridal shower orother fun girlie event! 
What girl wouldn't love a 'Tiffany' themed party!

Authentique Products: Classique-Elegant:
 Elegant One Paper; 6X6 Paper Bundle; Components 6X12 Stickers

Other Products: Ribbon- May Arts; Chipboard Girl- Maya Road; Flower Die- My Favorite Things;
 Glue- Beacon 527 Multi-Purpose; Crown- Leaky Shed Studio

Happy Sunday, everyone!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sugar Shoppe, Birthday Girl!

Hello, friends!  Are you ready for a party?!?
Whether you're an 'older' girl or a young 'un, there's
nothing more fun than the new 
SUGAR SHOPPE COLLECTION
by Doodlebug Design

As you can see, I have gathered together some fun party goods
that would surely bring delight to a little (or big) birthday girl!

First up, we have the birthday girl's crown!  
 I found this cute tiara template online at Picklebums.com 
The template shows using the tiara as a front piece only, but for mine
I chose to combine two of them together so that it fits more like a crown.
The front was embellished with some handmade crepe paper ruffle,
some of the Sugar Shoppe stickers and of course, some jewels!

Above, you can see that I also covered the inside but only after
I adhered a pom pom trim around the top edge.

After punching two small holes (at each side), I inserted medium-sized brads
to hold together.  You will want to make adjustments according to the size crown that's needed.

 And every party needs party favors!  With a few paper punches, die-cut shapes and sequins
you can send your guests home with a very original treat.

Ice cream soda?  Fill a glass jar with colorful straws and then embellish the outside
with bands of fun washi tapes!  I love that the tape can be removed and then the jar
can be used again for a different theme.

Finally, here's a look at my Sugar Shoppe party scene...now all I need are the guests!

Come on over to the Doodlebug Blog where they're having a launch party and
GIVEAWAY
of the
SUGAR SHOPPE COLLECTION
(below copied from the Doodlebug Design Blog)
Sugar Shoppe Collection Giveaway:

We are giving away some amazing boxes filled with an assortment of our new Sugar Shoppe  Collection SIX lucky winners. We are going to be looking throughout the next couple of weeks as we feature this new collection. You can continue to support us each day and complete any or all of the following. The more you enter the more chances you have to win!!

1. Pin the images from each day's posts that you love to Pinterest and leave a comment when you do. The more you pin the more chances you have of being picked.

2. Go to the Doodlebug Facebook page and share each day's posts with your friends. Simply click SHARE under the image and then leave a comment under any blog post that you did this.

3. Follow Doodlebug on Instagram (@Doodlebugdesign) and leave a comment that you are following us!!

You will have until Saturday, May 3rd at 12:00 noon MST to enter. We'll post the winner on Sunday, 5/4. Good luck!! 
 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Spring Centerpiece

Easter is now over, but we can still have fun with a super-sweet Spring Centerpiece
featuring the Twirly Girl Collection by
 CHICKANIDDY CRAFTS
 and a few floral punches and cute chick cutting file!

I first started out with a plain wooden planter box and a sheet of the Party Dress "Side B" paper.  

After tracing the sides onto the paper and cutting the four pieces out, I placed them through
 the Xyron 9" Creative Station and applied a permanent adhesive.

I added a piece of floral foam to the inside of the box and then covered it with green excelsior. 

You can find the adorable Spring Chick cutting file at Miss Kate Cuttables.
  Using my personal cutting machine, I cut the main piece of the chick's body from the 
yellow/white stripe diagonal portion of the Piggy Tales paper and then used a yellow
 contrasting cardstock as the shadow.

 I didn't use the part of the file containing the legs; instead I adhered two halves of
 bamboo skewers to the back and then inked the pieces
 with a Peanut Brittle ink by Imagine Crafts. 

I cut two small brown circles from cardstock and adhered them behind the eye area. 
 A small diamond shape was added for the beak.  I used pink chalk for the cheeks and
 also inked the edges of the chick with a Sunflower Yellow ink from Imagine Crafts. 
After embellishing the little chick with a layered flower, I inserted the two bamboo
 skewers (legs) into the floral foam.

In finishing, I incorporated several styles of flowers that I punched from the Piggy Tales
 and Party Dress Papers.  I either added hand-sewn buttons or enamel hearts to the centers.  
Each flower was attached around the top edge of the wooden box with a high tack adhesive dot.

I softened the bottom edge of the box by adding some pretty crotchet trim from
 May Arts Ribbon. Here is one last look at the completed Happy Spring Centerpiece:

Twirly Girl Products: Party Dress Paper TG14OS06; This and That Paper TG14OS07;
 Piggy Tales Paper TG14OS12; Mini Sticker Tags TG14EB04; Enamel Hearts TG14EB07; 
Brads TG14EB06

Thanks for stopping!
Monday, April 21, 2014

Xryon + Teresa Collins

Welcome to Day #1 of the 
The line-up for today begins with the Xryon Blog, followed by
and me!  Shellye McDaniel

Today I'm using the "You Are My Happy" Collection and the Basically Essential
Flip Book by Teresa Collins and the Xyron 9" Creative Station,
High Tack Adhesive Dots, 1/4" Adhesive Tape and 1.5" Sticker Maker
to create this beautiful, yet simple, photo album.
From the Memo Circles paper, I cut out the three circles and used them as
the focal point of the cover.  

I love the look of hand-tied or stitched buttons, but I didn't want to actually
stitch them to the paper.  After adding the stitching, I attached them to the cover with a  
High Tack Adhesive Dot. 

All of the base papers were ran through the Xyron 9" Creative Station and a backing
of permanent adhesive was applied.  I like that it covers the entire piece of paper and goes
onto the chipboard smoothly.

 For the photo mats, I used strips of the 1/4" High Tack Adhesive Tape.

The first page of the album is the largest, so here I used one of the journal
cards found on the 12X12 Noted Tags paper.



When adding ribbons I reach for the 1.5" Sticker Maker!  
Just press the ribbon really good into the adhesive and then peel away :)



I am a layer-er! I topped the circle cut-out with a piece of flair from my stash.
The size of the Alpha Stickers by Teresa Collins are great for arching around a circle...just
follow the contour of the shape and you'll have it done quickly.



I used a 1.5" round punch to cut out the circles easily from the sheet.


This completes my version of the Flip Book...I love the end result!
By using the premade flip book and Xyron tools, I was able to complete this album
in less than 3 hours...most of my time is spent on page planning and not the 
actual construction LOL!

Thanks so much for being a part of our Xyron & Teresa Collins' Blog Hop!
Hope you enjoy and are inspired :)
Friday, April 18, 2014

Miss Kate & Peachy Keen Stamps



 Welcome to the final day of the 
MISS KATE CUTTABLES & PEACHY KEEN STAMPS
BLOG HOP
**You Should be arriving here from Sherri's Blog**
 Let me share my project first, but following that are the Giveaway details!

Bear in Bunny Ears Card
I love this little guy.  I had planned on using him for this hop, so I went with


When I opened the cutting file, I left the size as-is so that the face stamp
would fit perfectly.  For more dimension, I did use some enamel dots for the eyes.
I look forward to trying out more of the faces in upcoming projects!  
I love the expressions and how they bring a totally different look to the paper dolls/animals :)


BLOG CANDY GOODNESS:
  • EACH DAY Miss Kate Cuttables is giving away a file to EVERYONE who comments and Follows the Design Teams' hop post. Be sure to comment on THIS post and FOLLOW my blog!!
  • For your FREE file code, email TheScrapbookingQueen1@gmail.com (after commenting and Following my blog - this will be confirmed before code is sent)
  • GRAND PRIZE by Miss Kate Cuttables is a $25.00 Gift Certificate to someone who hops with us each day this week by commenting and following each blog on the hop. Don't miss any days in the commenting and following to be sure to be in the drawing for this awesome prize!
  • EACH DAY Peachy Keen Stamps is giving away a $25.00 gift certificate! One person will be chosen who has hopped to each blog for that day, left a comment on each blog, and FOLLOWED each blog.
  • GRAND PRIZE by Peachy Keen Stamps is a $75.00 Gift Certificate to one lucky person who follows the hop each day, comments on each blog post, and Follows each blog. Don't miss any days in the commenting and following to be sure to be in the drawing for this awesome prize!
  • For extra chances at the GRAND PRIZE, LIKE Miss Kate Cuttables Facebook page and JOIN the Miss Kate Cuttables Galleria Facebook Group. Don't forget to LIKE the Peachy Keen Stamps page on Facebook and join The Peachy Place group too!
 I'm your last stop for today!  
I hope that you've enjoy the hop and all of the fun Spring finds!