Friday, June 27, 2014

Create with your favorite...

It's "Favorite Thing Friday" at Scrap It Girl and we are sharing our favorite dies this week.  Mine is this Tim Holtz long Sizzix Thinlit that makes...ooohhhh, I'm not going to tell you quite yet.  Tune in on Tuesday, July 1st ("same Bat-time, same Bat-channel") for the announcement of the July Challenge.  If you "get" this, you must be old like me.


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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Create big wishes on a small card...

Dropping in with some cards that are "small in size, but BIG on wishes" today.  We have been celebrating June with birthday inspiration over at the Chicagoland Scrapbooker blog.  There have been great birthday ideas all month long and I am showing these cards to finish off the month (eek, it's July next week).   For all of these cards, I used small wood embellishments from Unique Laser Designs.  They all started with a card base of kraft paper that is 4"x4" inches (when folded).  I used washi tape as the background (SO quick and easy), and then colored my wood embellishments with Copic markers.  I added a layer of Glossy Accents to give them a shiny dimension.  I LOVE this bird on a branch---he is simply cute!

For this turtle card, I colored him with Copics, popped on a googly eye, and then added a layer of sparkly green micro-glitter.  For those birthdays you (almost) forget...the outside reads "this birthday card is not late", the inside says "it's just slow". 

I pushed colored clay into the spaces in this 3D butterfly and then blinged it out with some Glossy Accents and glitter glue on the antennae.

Do you recognize that sentiment below the butterfly?  

This 3 piece cupcake is sweet and looks good enough to eat!  I used white ink to color the frosting, Copic markers for the cherry, and an icing of Glossy accents sprinkled with micro-beads.

These wood shapes make these cards come together SO easily--I think I'm going to make a bunch!


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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Create for summer...

In my never-ending effort to have a year-ful of seasonal decorations (all hand-made by me), I am finally feeling like it is time to recognize summer.  My last day of school is tomorrow and I am THRILLED--ready for some relaxation and a whole lot of nothin'.

So, to celebrate...I used these banner shapes from Unique Laser Designs.  I covered them with patterned paper (from Close to My Heart) and added burlap letters, a vellum die-cut doily shape, and more wood summer shapes all from Unique Laser Designs.  

I colored the shapes (the cute bee, flowers, stars, ladybug, and watering can) with Copic markers.  I LOVE how the natural color of the wood softens the colors from the markers so that you get a subtle intensity.

For these daisies below, I covered them in white ink and then dipped them in UTEE a couple times to get an extra-thick shine.  I added clear buttons and white twine and I think they just scream SUMMER!

So, what are you screaming now that summer is finally arriving?
How about, "Can I have more crafty time please?!"

Don't forget, Unique Laser Designs is looking for their next design team---it could include YOU!
Check out the info HERE

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