Monday, May 22, 2017

Daydream Tag Featuring Creative Paperclay®

Hi Friends:  When using molds with your Creative Paperclay®, do you ever accidentally break pieces off the embellishment when removing it from the mold?  It happens to me more than I like, but I NEVER throw those pieces away.  Even if they're too intricate or broken to glue back together, the pieces can always be used in creative ways on your projects.

Here are some broken pieces from an IOD mould - it's a mess:



I used these pieces to create a mixed media tag that shows one way to use them to create a beautiful project and no one would ever know that the pieces weren't meant to go that way.

Creative Paperclay® Daydream Tag


Here's a quick video tutorial showing how I created the tag and used the broken pieces of that IOD mould:



Supply List:
Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Flourish (Amazon)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON (SSS)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-Vintage Gold (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Antique Brilliance-Fire Ruby (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Memory Hardware Artisan Powder - Mesdames Merlot (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Memory Hardware Artisan Powder - Vausseroux (Amazon)
Prima Marketing IOD Mould -  Baroque No.4 (Amazon) - broken pieces from this mold
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (Amazon):  Poinsettia Red Gold, Burnt Umber
Manila Tag (SSS)
Petaloo - Botanica Collection Floral Embellishments - Vintage Velvet Minis - Ivory (Scrapbook.com)
Sculpey Flexible Push Mold, Art Doll Faces (Amazon)
Want 2 Scrap Pearls
Tim Holtz Edge Distresser (SSS)
Alene's Tacky Glue (Amazon)
Beacon 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue (Amazon)
Liquitex Gesso - White (Amazon)
Prima Epiphany Ephemera
Other items from my stash:  wire, charms, lace


I hope you enjoyed my project tip and learned that your broken pieces can be used to create beautiful projects. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. Have a great, creative day! -Patti

Sunday, May 14, 2017

CWWC - Bright Birthday Card

Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Crafting When We Can Challenges Blog, where the current theme is Bright and Colorful.

Please visit our fabulous sponsor this week, Oddball Art Co., to see all of their wonderful products!

My creation for this week is an easel card using the really cute image called Sally and Charlie.  I just love this adorable fairy!  And the easel die makes it so easy to create this style of card.

Here's the outside of the card - I thought it would be fun to have her looking up at this cute butterfly.



Here's the card with the easel open - I kept it pretty simple on the inside:



I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the CWWC blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter for your chance to win a great prize from our sponsor.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great CRAFTY day!


Instructions:
Print image onto smooth white cardstock and color with Spectrum Noir markers.  Die-cut image with large shaped die from Playful set, ink edges, then apply Glitter Brush pen to wings and headband. For a bit more shine and dimension, add a bit of Glossy Accents to the circles on her wings and a small gem to her necklace.  Cut card base from Marina Mist cardstock using the Stand-up framelit die.  Cut coordinating card panels and border strip from the Kaleidoscope papers, and assemble card.  Add focal image to card with foam dots.  Color mini roses with blue LSG sprays and add to card as shown.  Color white ribbon with the green markers and add under roses.  Color butterfly with blue and green markers and add to card.  Finish card front with some Pearl Pen dots.  Add rectangle panel of the Kaleidoscope papers to inside of card, then add border towards the bottom of the easel portion. Stamp frame and sentiment stamp in brown ink onto the green patterned paper, cut with matching die, and add to inside panel.  Finish with some green gems as shown.


Supplies Used:
Sally and Charlie digital image from Oddball Art Co.
Recollections Pearl Mini Roses (Michaels)
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Amazon)
Sizzix Playful Stand-Ups Card Framelits Die (Amazon)
Kaisercraft Paper Pad, 6.5-Inch by6.5-Inch, Kaleidoscope (Amazon)
Sizzix Playful Framelits Dies with Stamps (Amazon)
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad (SSS)
Prima Chalk Fluid Edger Pad-Branch Bark (Amazon)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (Amazon): Azure Sea Asters
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon) - clear
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon): FS2, FS4, FS9, GB2, GB6, GB8, CR4, CR5, TB1, CG1, CG2, CG3, CG4, AB2, AB3, IG1, Blender
Viva Decor Pearl Color Pen, Light Blue
Glossy Accents (SSS)
Prism Smooth White Cardstock
K & Company Grand Adhesions butterflies - The Kiss Butterfly
Stampin' Up! Marina Mist cardstock
Other items from my stash:  ribbon, gems, foam dots

Monday, May 8, 2017

Live Life Beautifully Canvas with Creative Paperclay®

Hi friends: Today is my very first post for the Creative Paperclay® Design Team and I'm so excited to share my project with you.

Have you ever wondered how to use Creative Paperclay® embellishments in your canvas, cards, or journaling projects?  It's really easy to add them to your projects - here's a quick tutorial for creating this Live a Beautiful Life Canvas using Creative Paperclay®, Delight­™ modeling compound, and lots of fun mixed media supplies:

Canvas Using Creative Paperclay®

Here are detail shots of the Creative Paperclay® and Delight™ embellishments:

Mindscapes Stamp Stamped Into Creative Paperclay®
Rustic Harmony Stamp Stamped into Delight™

Creative Paperclay® from Prima IOD Fleur Mould


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Directions: Here's the video tutorial - I hope you enjoy watching my first ever video:


Supply List:
Creative Paperclay®
Delight™ Air Dry Modeling Compound
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Paste - Powder Blue (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Sparks-Mermaid Sparkle (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Sparks-Fairy Wings (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint, Metallique Steampunk Copper (Amazon)
Prima Finnabair Art Extravagance Texture Paste Clear Crackle (Amazon)
Prima Art Stones (Amazon)
Prima Mini Art Stones (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-Bronze Age (Amazon)
Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax-Aged Brass (Amazon)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays (Amazon):  Mission Bells Brown, Steampunk Sepia, Shabby Turbine Teal
Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony Clear Stamps (Amazon)
Inkadinkado Mindscapes Clear Stamps (Amazon)
Liquitex Gesso - White (Amazon)
Liquitex Professional Clear Gesso (Amazon)
Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste (SSS)
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Flourish (Amazon)
Wooden Frame with Scalloped Edges (Michael's)
Liquitex Professional Matte Gel Medium (Amazon)
Recollections Sweetwater Roses (Michaels)
Beacon 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue (Amazon)
DCWV Old World Paper Stack
American Crafts DIY Shop Paper Pad
8x10 Canvas, Lace, Metal jewelry piece

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today.  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and that you learned some new ways to incorporate Creative Paperclay® into your mixed media projects.

Have a great, creative day! -Patti

Saturday, May 6, 2017

JLO - Greyhound Birthday Card

Hi Friends: Today I'm sharing another card using the new Italian Greyhound stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal stamps. This stamp set is being released on today and if you go to the official JessicaLynnOriginal blog and leave a comment on the Greyhound post today, you'll be entered for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate in Jessica's store.

Here's my 3rd card showcasing this AKC set - isn't this puppy precious? I loved pairing her with these lovely Prima papers:


Check out Jessica's Facebook page for other fun cards using this stamp set and others that she's created.  Share a project with us!

Visit all of my design teammates and see what else they've done with this cute AKC set.
Don't forget, if you decide to purchase any stamps or digis from the store, please remember to put my name in the instructions/comments section during checkout.  See below for the instructions and supplies used to make my project.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a super day and take time to do what makes you happy!

Instructions:
Stamp image onto smooth white cardstock with black ink and color with Spectrum Noir markers, then add Glossy Accents to nose and eyes.  Die cut the image with the Stitched Rectangle Die.  Die cut a background stitched rectangle from the Romance Novel Papers.  See my video tutorial for the rest of the details:




Supplies Used:
Italian Greyhound stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal stamps
Memento Inkpad, Tuxedo Black (Amazon)
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover paper (Amazon)
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon): IG1, IG3, IG5, IG7, DP2, DP4, PP4, TB1, TB2, TB3, DG4, Blender
Glossy Accents (SSS)
Lawn Fawn Large Stiched Rectangle Die (SSS)
Lawn Fawn Small Stiched Rectangle Die (SSS)
Sizzix BIG SHOT (SSS)
Prima Chalk Fluid Edger - Black Coal (Amazon)
Impression Obsession Greeting Set Die(Amazon)
Prima Romance Novel 6X6 Paper Pad (Amazon)
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Amazon)
Xyron Sticker Maker (Amazon)
Black Cardstock
Other:  A7 card base, twine, gems

Friday, May 5, 2017

JLO Greyhound Life Card

Hi Friends: Today I'm sharing another card using the new Italian Greyhound stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal stamps. This stamp set is being released on May 6th, and if you go to the official JessicaLynnOriginal blog and leave a comment on the Greyhound post that day, you'll be entered for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate in Jessica's store.

Here's my 2nd card showcasing this AKC set - isn't this puppy precious? I loved pairing him with this sentiment from the set:

JessicaLynnOriginal Italian Greyhound Card

You can see other examples using this stamp set and other sets up on Jessica's Facebook page - why don't you stop over and share something you've made with her stamps?

Visit all of my design teammates and see what else they've done with this cute AKC set.
Don't forget, if you decide to purchase any stamps or digis from the store, please remember to put my name in the instructions/comments section during checkout.  See below for the instructions and supplies used to make my project.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a creative day and take time to do what makes you happy!

Instructions:
Stamp image onto smooth white cardstock with black ink and color with Spectrum Noir markers, then add Glossy Accents to nose and eyes.  Once dry, cut image with stitched rectangle die and ink edges. Cut the next larger size label from the MME paper pad, ink edges, and layer under the focal image. Using coordinating papers, cut panel to fit A2 card base and cut a label edge using the Labels framelit.  Stamp sentiment onto the same patterned paper used for the image frame panel with black ink, then cut with labels (ticket) punch.  Stamp diamond label stamp onto pink shimmer paper with Versamark ink, heat emboss with clear gloss embossing powder, then cut with Fancy 4 Labels die. Layer sentiment oval onto diamond label and attach as shown.  Add image with foam squares and finish with a strip of gems along the silver strip. Add baker's twine to the bottom of the focal panel, then use foam squares to add the sentiment label.  Wrap a strand of baker's twine around the top of the background panel and it to the card base.  Use foam squares to add the focal panel, then add the label edge to the right side and enhance with button threaded with the baker's twine.  Use the Banners die to cut 6 banners from coordinating papers, stamp with the paw print, then use foam squares to add them to the banner twine at the top.

Supplies Used:
Italian Greyhound stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal stamps
Memento Inkpad, Tuxedo Black (Amazon)
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover paper (Amazon)
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon): IG1, IG3, IG5, IG7, CR3, Blender
Stampin' Up! Bitty Banners and Labels Collection Framelits Dies
Glossy Accents (SSS)
Lawn Fawn Large Stiched Rectangle Die (SSS)
Lawn Fawn Small Stiched Rectangle Die (SSS)
Sizzix BIG SHOT (SSS)
Prima Chalk Fluid Edger - Black Coal (Amazon)
EK Success Labels Punch (Amazon)
MME Stella and Rose - Mabel 6X6 paper pad
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Amazon)
Other:  A2 card base, foam squares, baker's twine, button, ticket

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Greyhound Girls Friend Card for JessicaLynnOriginal

Hi Friends:  Today I'm sharing a card using the new Italian Greyhound stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal stamps.   This stamp set is being released on May 6th, and if you go to the official JessicaLynnOriginal blog and leave a comment on the Greyhound post that day, you'll be entered for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate in Jessica's store.

Here's my first card showcasing this AKC set - when I saw the "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" sentiment, I knew that I wanted to use a lot of bling on this card, so I used some glitter, foil, and pearl papers along with a strip of gems:

JessicaLynnOriginal Italian Greyhound


We would love to see what you do with this set, if you want to post them up on Jessica's Facebook page.  Here's a view of the full stamp set:



Visit all of my design teammates and see what else they've done with this cute stamp set.
Don't forget, if you decide to purchase any stamps or digis from the store, please remember to put my name in the instructions/comments section during checkout.  See below for the instructions and supplies used to make my project.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you take time to do what makes you happy!

Instructions:
Stamp image onto smooth white cardstock and color with Spectrum Noir markers, then add Glitter Brush pen to collar and Glossy Accents to nose and eyes.  Once dry, cut image with Labels die, so that it forms a diamond shape.  Cut the next larger size label from embossed silver foil paper and layer under image.  Cut panels to fit A7 card base from All Dressed Up and Touch of Foil paper pads.  Cut 1" strip of embossed silver foil paper to cover seam.  Stamp sentiment and paw print onto pearl shimmer cardstock with Jet Black ink and heat emboss with clear gloss embossing powder, then cut with stitched oval die.  Stamp diamond label stamp onto pink shimmer paper with Versamark ink, heat emboss with clear gloss embossing powder, then cut with Fancy 4 Labels die.  Layer sentiment oval onto diamond label and attach as shown.  Add image with foam squares and finish with a strip of gems along the silver strip.

Supplies Used:
Italian Greyhound stamp set from JessicaLynnOriginal stamps
Memento Inkpad, Tuxedo Black (Amazon)
Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK (SSS)
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover paper (Amazon)
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon)
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon): IG1, IG3, IG5, IG7, DP2, DP4, CR2, CR3, Blender
Spellbinders Labels Twenty die (Amazon)
Spellbinders Labels One Die (Amazon)
DCWV Embossed Foil Paper Pad (Amazon)
WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder Super Fine (SSS)
Glossy Accents (SSS)
Versamark Ink Pad (SSS)
Sizzix BIG SHOT (SSS)
The Stamps of Life Labels4Cutting stamp (direct)
Wagner Heat Gun (Amazon)
DCWV All Dressed Up Matstack, Shimmer Matstack, and Touch of Foil Stack
Other:  A7 card base, foam squares

Stinkin' Inkers Challenges - May Butterfly Card


Hi Friends:  There is a new challenge today over at the Stinkin' Inkers Challenges Blog, where the current theme is It's Spring.  When I think of spring, I think of flowers blooming and lovely butterflies gliding around them, so I chose to do a simple card with one of my favorite butterfly images, the Swallowtail stamp from Stampin' Up!

Swallowtail Butterfly Card


I hope that you are inspired by my creation and will join us over at the Stinkin' Inkers Challenges Blog to see the creations of the other design team members and enter this fun challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Inky day!

Directions:
Stamp butterfly image onto vellum with Versamark ink, heat emboss with fine detail black embossing powder, and fussy cut.  Cut foiled papers to fit A7 card base and glue to card.  Use Striped Scallop die to cut the scallops from silver foiled paper - use only the cut-out pieces to edge the seam on both sides of the card border.  Add gems where the scallops meet.  Glue the body of the butterfly to the card, then use foam squares to lift the wings.  Finish with sentiments from the Tim Holtz Quotations pack.

Supplies Used:
Ranger Embossing Powder - Super-Fine Detail - Black (Amazon)
Versamark Ink Pad (SSS)
Stampin' Up Swallowtail Stamp set and Striped Scallop Thinlits Die
DCWV Touch of Foil and Foiled Cardstock Stack paper pads
Diamond Press Cardmaking Dies (sentiments)
A7 card base
Tim Holtz Quotations Metallic Stickers (SSS)
Wagner Heat Gun (Amazon)
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Amazon)
Other items from my stash:  gems, vellum paper, foam squares

Monday, May 1, 2017

SheepSki Challenges - Butterfly Card

Hi Friends:  It's time for a new challenge over at the SheepSki Designs Challenges Blog!  The theme for this month is Anything Goes.

Here's my project for this month's challenge - I used this beautiful digital stamp called Butterfly Hair from SheepSki Designs.  When I saw this image I knew that I wanted to create a card with some additional butterflies, and I had the perfect ones to add:

SheepSki Designs Butterfly Hair Card

I love these paper pads from MME - they always have matching brads and accessory packs, and this word sticker seemed perfect for the card!

I hope that you are inspired by my project - instructions and supplies are listed below.  Come have some fun with a hand-colored image and join us for this month's challenge!  As long as you follow the challenge rules, you are eligible for prizes!  For inspiration, stop by the blog and see all of the great design-team projects for the challenge. You can also join in the Facebook challenges in the SheepSki Designs Digital Stamps Facebook group.


SheepSki Challenge Blog
If you love the SheepSki digis as much as I do, use this code for a discount when ordering: SKIPATTI10.  Happy stamping and coloring!

Instructions:
Print image onto smooth white cardstock and color with Spectrum Noir markers.  Cut MME papers to fit A7 card base, ink edges, and add to card base as shown.  Edge seams with white lace.  Die cut image and patterned paper frame with the Labels Twenty dies, then ink edges, and glue image panel to frame.  Add clear Glitter Brush pen to butterflies.  Add brads to frame, then use foam squares to add image panel to card center.  Color dimensional butterfly stickers with the same markers used to color the ones in the image and adhere to card.  Add sentiment sticker, then finish with some gems along the left side of card and corners of the sentiment sticker.

Supplies Used:
Butterfly Hair  digital stamp from SheepSki Designs
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover paper (Amazon)
MME Stella and Rose Mabel paper pad, Hattie decorative brads, and Hattie Accessory Pack
Spellbinders Labels Twenty die (Amazon)
Prima Chalk Fluid Edger Pad-Branch Bark (Amazon)
K & Company Grand Adhesions butterflies - The Kiss Butterfly
Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pens (Amazon) - clear
Spectrum Noir Markers (Amazon): OR1, BO1, BO2, GB1, GB4, GB6, GB8, FS2, FS4, FS9, BT1, BT2, BT4, BGR3, Blender
Sizzix BIG SHOT (SSS)
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Amazon)
Other:  A7 Card Base, gems, lace, foam squares