Tag Archives: Crafty Secrets

Bloom with Happiness (MojoMonday)

4 Jan

Nothing like a little Mojo Monday sketch challenge to get the creative juices flowing after a long holiday break. Here is the sketch:

I wanted to use something light and lovely…a yard and a half away from traditional green and red. Thanks for checking it out.

Important Stuff
Papers Basis White 80# cardstock (CutCardstock.com), Yellow background paper (Crafty Secrets), Yellow Dots (My Mind’s Eye)
Stamps Blooming with Happiness stamps(Stampin’Up!)
Colorants Brilliance Coffee Bean Pigment Ink (Tsukineko), AtYou Spica Baby Blue, Sky Blue, Peach, Clear glitter pens (Copic)
Adhesives 3D Squares (SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVE by 3L), Pop Up Dots (Glue Dots)

Other Stuff PVA glue, circle punch, blue organza ribbon

and a closer look…

Check out the little bit of sparkle in the outlines on the side, the organza ribbon and the stamped cake colored with glitter pens.

Miss you SNOW much!

11 Nov

As the snow fell in Denver yesterday for the first time this season, I settled in to create a card. I had Thanksgiving in mind but the snow just wouldn’t get out of my head so here is what I created:

I wish you could see this in person…I used some beautiful metallics from CutCardStock.com: Cryogen White is a smooth cardstock in a creamy white with the most delicate shimmer. It was perfect for the snow-girl. The background, Lustre, is slightly textured and lusciously colored in metallic silver-gray.

The other part of the inspiration came from Card Positioning System’s sketch this week. The circle frames on the right reminded me of a snowman.

Instructions

  • Using Classic Natural White, cut a card base to fit into a #10 envelope
  • Using Curious Metallic Lustre, trim a mat to fit onto your card front. Adhere.
  • Cut a rectangle of pink patterned paper. Tear it to suggest a snowy hill. Add it to the card. Add a bit of clear glitter glue to enhance the snowy feeling on the hill.
  • Using Curious Metallic Cryogen White:
    Cut/emboss three graduated circles for the snow-girl
    Cut/emboss the boat from S4-261 Play Time (for snow-girl’s hat)
    Cut/emboss Labels Four (#5)
    Cut/emboss four snowflakes from the S4-224 Snowflake Borderabilities® Petite
  • Leaving the Labels Four die cut in the die, airbrush using E04 Natural Lipstick Sketch Marker. Also airbrush the small snowflakes from the Borderabilities® Petite die template.
  • Add stickers to the tag to spell out the sentiment.
  • Bling up the hat using glitter glue on the embossed areas.
  • Using a glitter pen, color over the pink on the small snowflakes.
  • Assemble the card, using dimensional adhesive for the sentiment tag.

Important Stuff
Papers Curious Metallic Cryogen White—82#, Lustre—92#, Classic Natural White—80# cover (CutCardStock.com); Classic paper pad Pink paper (Crafty Secrets)
Die Cuts S4-116 Standard Circles, SM (#2, 3 when counting the center as 1),  S4-114 Standard Circles LG (#3),  S4-224 Snowflake Borderabilities® Petite, S4-190 Labels Four (#5), S4-261 Play Time (boat) (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Colorants Sketch E04 Natural Lipstick marker, Atyou Spica Clear glitter pen, Airbrush System (Copic)
Embellishments Cotton Candy Stickles (Ranger)

Other Stuff Clear Glitter Glue, PVA Glue, Dimensional Adhesives, letter stickers

Love chipboard album (CPS 187)

6 Oct

I just fell in love with this simple yet brilliant sketch from Card Positioning System.

I wanted to use something besides a circle at the center. So I grabbed my Fleur de Lis Pendants die template. Here is the result of the cover for this chipboard album.

For the photo corners, I used the center die cut of the Fleur de Lis Pendant, cut in quarters. Since the paper was brown and white, it was hard to see on the pink. I added some brown patterned paper under neath to highlight the Fleur de Lis shape.

Here are some of the other pages:

If you get a chance, skip on over to my Etsy shop, Frolicasions, and see the whole journal {also see several other journals and paper crafts}. Thanks, Eli

Important Stuff
Papers Pink Pink Cover, dots(My Mind’s Eye); Script (Crafty Secrets)
Tools S4-204 Fleur de Lis Pendants die cuts, Wizard (Spellbinders Paper Arts), Crop-a-Dile hole punch (We R Memory Keepers)
Embellishments Cotton Candy Stickles (Ranger), atYou Spica Chocolate glitter pen (Copic)

Other Stuff PVA Glue, binder rings, brown patterned paper, sandpaper, ribbons

Faith, Hope, Love (Caardvarks)

13 Feb

This week Caardvarks is having a “Get Published” challenge. They are asking for Wedding cards and the top card will be published in the July 2011 issue of Cards Magazine. Here is where you can find out more information: Caardvarks Challenge; and here is my take on it.

I love these spring colors, purple and green, so I made this card to reflect that lovely spring feeling.

As I did with this card here, I used the Airbrush System, Copic Sketch marker and a Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® template to color the white silk flower with a pattern. I also did the same thing with the sentiment tag. Here is a closer look.

The keys to making this work beautifully can be seen in the instructions on this post but basically, I layered the following: chipboard sheet for stability, Spellbinders™ magnetic spacer plate (dark side up), scratch paper, silk flower, Impressabilities™ template (which will “hold on” to the magnet). I used the Airbrush System to color over the template and did the same for the chipboard rectangle. I stamped the sentiment onto the patterned rectangle and enhanced it with Spica glitter pen.

Besides the airbrushed flower, I cut/embossed the S4-205 Eyelets Pendants Center die template and the S4-214 Eyelets Borderabilities® Petite die template. Added some ribbon, pearls, more Spica glitter lines and heart brads that I had covered with several layers of white embossing powder. I hope it inspires you.

Important Stuff: Wizard™, S4-205 Eyelets Pendants, Center, S4-214 Eyelets Borderabilities® Petite, I2-1006 Floral and Stone Impressabilities™ (Spellbinders™); Greens and purple cardstocks (Core’dinations); Galvinized cardstock (Prism), Sweet Chips chipboard (Crafty Secrets); Heart brads (Creative Impressions); Watermark ink, Warm Violet chalk ink (Clearsnap); Sketch BV01 Marker, Spica in Clear and Mint (Copic); Craft Glue Dots (Glue Dots); 3D Squares (SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVE by 3L); 3-n-1 Advanced Craft Glue (Beacon)

Other Stuff: White embossing powder, Ribbon, Pearl beads

January Top Ten (MME)

13 Feb

My Mind’s Eye is sponsoring a challenge to make an album of your Top 10 for 2010. I decided to join in the fun. January’s challenge was to make the cover. You can see mine here. Then each coming month (hopefully during the first week) decorate the pages with a Top Ten list.

I’m making this album/journal very personal with supporting text, a few photos and great My Mind’s Eye papers. Here is my January list:

The highlights of the list have some photos over on the right side: Getting Shade, our guinea pig and Make Your Own pizza party on New Year’s Eve.

I thought it was super-fun to use the Dress form patterned paper to show the new possibilities of starting a New Year. The slate is clean, so to speak, and we can make anything of it we want. Hooray for that!

Jump on in the challenge…just think at the end of the year, you’ll have a whole book featuring some of the best parts of it. Here is a close up of each of the pages:

Important Stuff: Jen Wilson, La Paperie, Penny Lane, Notebook Doodles pattered papers (My Mind’s Eye); Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); Sweet Chips, Chipboard Shapes, frame (Crafty Secrets); Times New Roman letter stamps, 50 pt (JustRite Stampers); Rust Smooch (ClearSnap); Multiliner pen, Cool Gray, .03 (Copic), Spiced Marmalade, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Memento Dye Ink, Paris Dusk (Tsukineko), Click ‘n Stick clear mounting squares (SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVE by 3L)

Other Stuff: Letter Stickers, PVA Glue

 

Happy Halloween

27 Oct

Just wanted to share a Halloween table decoration I made. I created stamps using my Wizard and Fun Foam.

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It really was not too challenging. Why not go over to Spellbinders Blog and check out my original post to see just how I did it. Too fun. You have enough time to create one of your own OR start on that Thanksgiving one.

The other bonus of this project is that you can fold it up, accordion style and send it off to someone special. Who needs a Halloween banner? Anyone?

Hey have a great day…we’re preparing for snow here…(yeah!)

Happy Creating, Eli