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Tutorial for Large Fancy Style Rosette

Hello Friends! 
Annette here for Scrapbook Blessings Club. Today I would like to share with you how to make a larged sized fancy Rosette using my Cricut.

Tip of the day:
For larger sized Rosettes, it is imperative that the back support circle is much larger in size. This ensures that the large Rosette is held together much stronger.

Now, onto today's project:

Rosette (Large Fancy Style) Tutorial:

For my Rosette Style today I am utilizing my Cricut Cartridge "Ribbons & Rosettes"
and have selected the Crown2 Design
Step 1:
Cutting a 6" x 12" Cardstock I select Crown2 x 4 times (cut 4 pieces) ~ I am cutting size 2", so I end up with 4 x 2" separate Crown2 Panels
Step 2:
Score each panel along the cut guide lines between each Crown Pattern
Step 3:
Join all four Crown2 Panels together with a very strong sticky double sided adhesive tape (I use a Marine quality) Venture Brand Tape

Step 4:
Accordian Fold on scored lines

Step 5:
Step 6:
Cut two Circles. 1 Ci…

Happy Birthday!

Hey kids!  Cindy back on the SBC blog today.  I have a little girly birthday card to share.  My daughter needed a card for a friend's party and this is what I came up with.

TiP:  Make little kid cards smaller so they are easy to tuck into the gift bag :-)

3 1/2" square cardbase
DCWV - Stack 7 - blue/red dot paper
Heather Ellis digi - Pure Innocence
watercolor pencils
red organza ribbon
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Cindy ---In Love with PAPER

Time to Celebrate Birthday Card

Carolyn here from Granny Ma's Creative Blog  with a birthday card "It's Time to Celebrate" for Tuesday's, Cards.

TIP:  Use a finger dauber to ink in your embossing folders - it applies just enough ink for a nice look.

Image titled "It's Time to Celebrate" from Stampin! Up
Supplies used: Brads, image, design paper and embossing folder from Stampin! Up Scalloped punch for the border on design paperdie cut for the embossed backgroundflower from a set that I purchased at Michaels Craft StorePrismacolor Markers and silver metallic pen from the marker setThe face, arms and legs colored with Copic markershappy birthday stamp from Stampin! Up Carolyn - Granny Ma's Creative Blog

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,


Hey kids!  Cindy back on the SBC blog today.  I'm using a retro Cricut cart called Nifty Fifties.  Isn't it fun?!

TiP:  Use black cardstock for the shadow on your die-cuts.  When you have a really busy background patterned paper this black shadow helps define the image and gives it depth.

 My MIL is turning 75 soon and they are throwing her a retro party.  So, this is the card I came up with :-)  I hope she likes it!

DCWV - Nana's Kitchen stack - patterned glitter paper
Nifty Fifties Cricut cart - Mixer @ 3 1/2", '75' @ 3/4", 'HB2U' @ 1/2"
From My Kitchen Cricut cart - tab @ 2 3/4"
Cinch - holes on the edge
corner rounder
black bling
white organza ribbon
black washi tape
pop dots

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope I've inspired you to make something fun for someone special!

Cindy---In Love with PAPER

Pencil Dispenser

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a back-to-school project - a pencil dispenser for a 2nd grade teacher.

While the kiddos are out enjoying their summer vacation, teachers are working behind the scenes getting their classrooms ready for the upcoming school year.  I have many family members who are teachers - from pre-k to college.   One of my DILs is a 2nd grade teacher and she spotted this on Pinterest with a note "I need this!"  How could I turn her down?  LOL!

Here's what you need for this project:

Straw Dispenser - I purchased mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond for $14.99Pencils - I used 48 colored pencils purchased at WalmartSquare1 Repostionable - 1 sheet approximated $1Silhouette Cutter Stickles Open the straw dispenser and remove the straws that come with it.  Remove all tape and labels.  I had to use Goo Gone to get some of the sticky stuff off.

Next you will need to decide what to put on the outside of the new pencil dispenser.  I liked all the polka dots from m…

Friday Layout

Hello and welcome to all my scrappy and crafty friends. Barbara here with your friday layout.

MY TIP  Use embellishments to form a visual triangle on your layout to help the eye move over the entire layout and not miss any details.

Here is my completed layout:

Recipe coordinating patterned papers flowers journal card lace tape ribbon rub on of hand brad for flower
I used the large journal card on one side of the photo and the large flower on the other side for balance. I used the lace tape to make a visual triangle around the photo to help the eye travel over the layout. Thanks for looking. I hope you are inspired to use a visual triangle on your next layout. As always comments and questions are welcome. Till next time Barbara Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

Matting and Layering Technique for the 24th

Hi  to all our fellow Crafter's, Ange here on the SBC blog today.  I would like to share with you today the technique of Matting and Layering a card and briefly go through how I have colored my image with Copic Markers. I will start off firstly, with the technique of matting and layering your cards. This will help to give your cards a dimensional look rather than looking flat, I look forward to you sharing with us what you have created.

Tip: When choosing your paper you are going to use on your card try using only 2 colors patterned or plain and have one cardstock color you matt your papers with. This way it will co ordinate with your card into your card colors.

Today's Tutorial
For today's tutorial I am making a 7"x 5" Card, firstly I have cut the sizes to fit my card. It is best to go down in 1/4" increments so the pieces fit your card nicely. There is no wrong way to layer your card so cut out your pieces of paper first and stick them to your backing Cardsto…

Wed Special Events- Christmas Bows

Hi friends!  Sandy here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Wednesday's Special Events project. We will be getting ready for Christmas! I wanted to share with you the step I use to make a DYI Package Bow.
First, I have my tip of the day for you... Start Christmas Early! We are 155 days from Christmas and before you know it, it is here and we are running around with a million things to do!
Onto today's project...
DYI GIFT BOWS by Sandy Hentzel
8.5x11 copier paper paper trimmeradhesivestamp setstamp blockcolor inksINSTRUCTIONS: 
 1. Using the stamps, block and ink, randomly stamp the image all over the paper covering entire area to make your pattern paper background.
2. Cut your paper in strips using the paper trimmer as follows:
3 strips- 10 1/2 x 3/4"3 strips- 9 1/2 x 3/4"2 strips- 8 1/2 x 3/4"1 strip- 3 1/2 x 3/4"
3. Loop one strip into a figure 8 and using adhesive, glue ends together  in the middle.
Do this for all strips except for…

Tuesday Card Day!

Welcome Crafters! Teresa here from Fresh and Renewed. I have a super, cute,  summer card to share with you today. I am back from all my vacations and ready to get back into a good routine both at home and with my crafting. So, I am planning to start posting to my blog on a really regular basis and actually post things other than crafting and also other than my design team days! So stay tuned!

Now on to today's card.  Make sure you enter our current challenge.

Tip: Create several card fronts at a time instead of the whole card and you will have a quick grab to make a fast card in a pinch.

Supplies Used:
Summer Bliss by Echo Park
Bling from my stash
Summer Marci from LaLa Land Crafts
Spectrum-Noir Markers
Crafting Desert Diva Stamps...Summer Lovin'

Fresh and Renewed
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

Once Upon a Time

Hey kids!  Cindy back on the SBC blog with a fun card.  I'm using a Cuttlebug embossing + folder that not only embosses but cuts at the same time :-)  This one is called Fanciful Labels:

I've cut one out.  As you can see it's embossed, too :-)

And the finished card using the label.

Meljen's Designs digi -Story Time Boy
Cuttlebug- Fanciful Labels embossing +
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Circle 1 @ 4"
The Paper Studio - School Days stack - all patterned papers
Tim Holtz sanding tool
Tim Holtz distressing tool
pop dots
watercolor pencils
Hero Arts stamp

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope I've inspired you to get out your dies/embossing folders and play :-)

Cindy--In Love with PAPER