March 28, 2015

Welcome to the Create A Card Blog Hop!


 

We are so happy you could join us today.  This is a one day blog hop, but don’t worry you have until Monday to stop by all the blogs and leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for the wonderful prize we have for you today.

Today we are celebrating what we do... Cardmaking!  As you hop through the list of awesome crafter, I know you will be inspired to try something new!







Now for our fabulous hop sponsor....drumroll please....
Catherine Pooler, founder of StampNation and Creativity Grows Here has generously donated a trial membership to StampNation for us to give away to those who hop along with us.

 
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If you are just starting, you can head over at the beginning on our hostess' Theresa's blog  You should have arrived here from Theresa.
Now here is our projects:

I decided it tackle the "dreaded" Never-ending Card. It is a fabulous card but looks so complicated to make. However, I was able to simplify and with some double sided pattern paper, a couple score lines and a trimmer, I was able to conquer and come out victorious!!!! Now, I have an easy, new favorite card fold.

Here is the video I did featuring my easy to do card.

 


Brenda here, with my first attempt at a "Pop-Up Diorama Card". This was a super fun card to make and has endless possibilities.  Be sure to head on over to Disney Girl Crafts for all of the details on how to make one yourself and also to see the other two cards that I made.


 
I've made a wiper card.  Love these!!

 
 

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 To be entered in the drawing, just comment and follow each of the blogs on the hop today. That’s it, it is just that easy.  Prizes will be drawn and announced on Theresa’s blog http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com on Wednesday, April 1st.

Please be sure to hop over to all the other wonderful blogs too.
Up next is Lyne, so hop on over to see her awesome project!
Here is the entire line-up:




I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!  SANDY
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March 27, 2015

A Fish Tale of a Lay-Out!!!

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I'm sew over winter with the cold, ice, and snow. It's time to get away and go up to the cabin and get some fishing done. NOW, I don't mean to brag but over Memorial Day last year, I got a big fish even bigger than Bob ever caught - no fish tale!!! Thus Polka Doodles Winston Bear Goes Fishing became the creative mojo for my lay-out for brace yourselves, an actual picture of me and my fish!!!





RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • lay-out is on Reel and Rod Collage Paper by Karen Foster Design
  • Winston Bear was colored using Prisma Colored Pencils, Whisper Strokes markers, chalk with gel pen accents which was then fussy-cut around the edges and puff-dotted onto lay-out - isn't he a cutie?


  • Jolee stickers were used for added embellishments which had been given to me by a dear friend, Janet Smith


  • lettering was done using Cricut Plantin Cartridge and cream cardstock
  • photos were matted on scraps of green/blue plaid with dark blue recollection cardstock 
I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day! SBC Design Team Member
Lynne 
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March 24, 2015

Window Frames Gate Fold Card

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Good morning, and happy to have you visiting with us today.  I am sharing a card I created using a version of a gate fold card I viewed on youtube.com by Dawn5377 (I am subscribed to her videos and receive notifications via e-mail).  Here is a link to her video; and she has other gate fold cards listed as well.


 smaller than her version, but it works.

Here is the photo ....




Recipe for card:
  1. Card stock from my personal stash, the tag and mat Crumb Cake from Stampin Up
  2. Framelits - Labels Collection #125598 in Stampin Up catalog (page 231 of latest catalog)
  3. Faith in Nature stamp set from Stampin! Up (received as a hostess gift)
  4. Fiskar's Compact Stamp Press to help with lining up the stamping of images/sentiment (will be replacing this tool with the new MISTI that has just come on the market)
The white card mat will tuck in a pocket under the front gate fold which is super great for closing the card - no belly band, etc to close the card for mailing purposes (it's shown more in the video)

 I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!


Carolyn -Granny Ma's Creations
SBC Design Team Member
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March 21, 2015

Wine Glass Lampshades

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Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here and today I'm creating Wine Glass Lampshades.



Here's what you'll need:

  • Wine Glass / Champagne Glass
  • Tea Light (battery one)
  • Two Sheets of 8.5" x 11" card stock.
  • Wine Glass Lampshade Pattern. $2.32
Step 1:  I purchased my wine glass lampshade pattern from SVGHUT on Etsy.  There are many different suppliers and styles.  I picked a wedding theme as I thought I would most likely use it again.  Also, this vendor provided 3 different file formats with the single purchase:  SVG, PNG and SCAL3.


Step 2:  Download your files and cut out the two patterns.  I used the SVG file format as I can pull it directly into my Silhouette software.  You'll need two cuts:  one for the underside and one for the top.


I cut the larger piece out of plain white card stock.  The top piece is in a designer card stock pattern.  

Step 3:  Curve the two pieces into a cone and tape the ends.  Really that's all you do.  I just used my ATG.  It was at this step that I realized my wine glass was too wide for the lamp shades and I switched out for a champagne glass.


Step 4:  Stack the cones on top of each other.  Fancy one on top.


Step 5:  Add battery tea light to wine glass and top with lamp shades.  My picture doesn't show the tea light (dead battery).  



Wouldn't these be pretty on tables at a wedding reception?  





I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Marilyn ~ SBC Design Team Member
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March 20, 2015

Friends

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Hello and Happy Friday!! Cristina here to share with you a layout for the day. I started a 81/2 x 11 scrapbook album for my daughter. I was originally doing a 12x12 of her and her friends but then decided the smaller one would be a bit more fun and easy for her to take to college with her next year. I absolutely loved this picture of her and her good friends going to prom that I really wanted the colors to be soft.



I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day! SBC Design Team Member
Cristina
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March 18, 2015

Star Moments

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Hey kids!  Cindy back on the blog today to share a cool technique with sequins.  I've been using more and more sequins on my projects lately.  Love them :-) 


Steps to make the negative space filled with sequins:  (you could really use any shape for this)
Cut banner shape.  Cut star shape using center point feature.  Or you could use a punch.
 All Occasions Cake Art Cricut cart - banner @3" (pg 65) shadow is on page 74
George & Basic Shapes Cricut cart - star @ 1 1/2" using centerpoint feature
Layer your cutout layer on top of the shadow layer.  Trace the shape onto the shadow layer.  Apply Glossy Accents or wet glue that dries clear to the shape plus a little outside the lines.  (looks like I got some glitter in the glossy accents there...opps...LOL!)

 Apply sequins in as many colors as you want.  Try to get them as close together as possible.  I just randomly placed mine.  You could use all one color or make a pattern or stripes.  Lots of fun possibilities. 
Flip your cutout over and apply pop dots.  Make sure you're close to the edges out of the way of your sequins when you stick it down.




Recipe:
All Occasions Cake Art Cricut cart - banner @3" (pg 65) shadow is on page 74
George & Basic Shapes Cricut cart - star @ 1 1/2" using centerpoint feature
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - bird2 @ 5 1/4" using oblong feature
white lace trim
black sequin trim
blue, black sequins
pop dots
Heidi Swapp stamp

I hope I've inspired you to have some fun with sequins today :-)  Thanks for stopping by.

If you have a question or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.


Cindy - In Love with PAPER
SBC Design Team Member
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March 15, 2015

Week 3: Pop Up Cards using metal dies

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Hi everyone!  I have a challenge inspiration post for you.  This month we are featuring POP UP CARDS of all types so if you want to play along, you can check out our challenge post and link up HERE   
We are in week 3, you still have 2 more wks to play along! Our challenge sponsor is 
A Day for Daisies

So here are my cards to inspire you.


As you can see, there is two tier pop up. I was able to do this by using a wafer thin metal die from Elizabeth Crafts.  I also used the SBC March Card Kit. I am so loving this kit!
You can check out this tutorial video to see how I made this sunshine one.




I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a questions or suggestions, please leave it in the comments. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day! SBC Design Team Member, SANDY HENTZEL







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