September 29, 2015

Wednesday's You Tube SBC Video- Basic Card Design Series/ Accordion Card Tutorial

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Hi Crafters, 
Sandy here with today's You Tube video. I am doing a New Basic Card Design Series. So For today, I actually have the first two videos that I did for the series.

The first video is showing you how to do a simple A2 card (that is your normal size craft card) with my go-to card design. I used the September Mini Card Kit for this one.





The second is so easy too and it looks like you spent a lot of time on it! Perfect for wanting to try your hand at stepping up your cards.



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! 


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Inspirational Tuesday- Trees

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Hi crafters,
Today is  Inspirational Tuesday so I wanted to share some of my favorite cards with you. Here are a couple that I have made using MFPStamp Trees.






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
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September 28, 2015

Tips and Tricks Monday: Easy Matting without Measuring

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Hi crafters, Sandy here with an older video that I did showing how I do card matting without using my trimmer. This is what I do when I am in a hurry or forget to take my paper trimmer with me to crops.



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
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September 25, 2015

EVERYTHING FALL BLOG HOP day 4

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WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP


 


EVERYTHING FALL BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, SEPT. 22-25 FOR AUTUMN TIME FUN. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND DT INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT to the SEPT 25 POST FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop FALL STAMP SETS Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) Try one of the tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be announced on Oct. 10, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is Friday Oct. 9, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials for this hop
SEPT. 22- MAKING ATC CARDS
SEPT. 24- MAKING FALL DP

Let's get started !!
I'm sad, last day of the hop :(
I love doing these because the creative flow comes alive like for today's post. I ended up with 3 different cards. Two are regular card that were just fun to make, the last is an easy peasy gift card.

 For this card, I die cut the nesting circle and distress it in Rusty Hinge, then I colored the fox with some Prisma watercolors and fussy cut it out. The design paper was white and black so I just too the distress ink in Rusty Hinge and using a dabber, covered the whole paper. to get orange and black instead,

This card is how many stamps can I get on the front, lol.  No really, I wanted to make one of the word clusters you see online. I think it came out pretty good. Plus I got to use some of my left over leaves.



This is my easy gift card. I will make 3 more and give them to the kiddo's teacher before Thanksgiving Break. I just put in a $5 gift card from Panera or Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. The gift card fits in the inside flap. This takes all of 45 seconds to fold.

Oh and Tom is popped up from his feathers, looks really nice close up.

Here is the inside. I used the I am so thankful stamp. Plus I will write something like, "I am so thankful for what good care you take of____. Thank you for all you do."


Oh and here is a close up of yesterdays Tutorial card, just realized I didn't put it in the post. Don't forget , if you do one or both of this hop's tutorials, you can win a cute stamp set!


Thanks for hopping along this month and don't be a stranger here!!!!

Up next is Sue!
Here's the Design Team if you want to follow in order. 

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Fall Time fun. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fall projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Oct. 9 and check back on Oct. 10, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 

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!
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September 24, 2015

EVERYTHING FALL BLOG HOP- Day 3

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WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP


 


EVERYTHING FALL BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, SEPT. 22-25 FOR AUTUMN TIME FUN. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND DT INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT to the SEPT 25 POST FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop FALL STAMP SETS Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) Try one of the tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be announced on Oct. 10, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is Friday Oct. 9, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials for this hop
SEPT. 22- MAKING ATC CARDS
SEPT. 24- MAKING FALL DP

Let's get started !!

Hi everyone, I have a fun and easy Fall Card tutorial for you today for the 
MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop.

Easy Leaf Card Background
 By Sandy Hentzel

Item needed:
Watercolor Paper
Flower Punch
Watercolor medium:
(I used Distress Markers)
Water
Water Brush/ Paint Brush
Fine Tip pen
Adhesive
(heat gun optional)

Step 1: 
Using your markers, scribble color randomly all over the watercolor paper. 
The messier, the better.

Step 2:
Blend all the colors together with water and your water brush. 
This will look like a hot mess but once it is dried, it will look great!
(air dry before continuing or use your heat gun to dry faster)

Step 3:
With your flower punch, you want to punch out as many flowers as you think you will need. 
I always punch a little extra to save for a later project.
(any flower punch can be used)

Step 4 and 5:
Cut the flowers into individual petals 
and start to line the veins of the leaves with your fine point pen.

Step 6:
Glue down all your leaves on your card stock. 
I normally don't use glue sticks, but for this technique;
I want to make sure all the leaves are covered with glue.
(so go raid your kiddos' art boxes!)

Step 7:
Start to decorate your card. For this card, I did a border with the cardstock and border punch. Then using fine detail embossing powder, I stamped and embossed my sentiment.

Extra Tip: 
The embossing powder I have is fine detail for little letters but it is soooo white and this card is Fall colors. So I used my TH Distress Marker in Vintage Photo, and I colored over the letters to get a more cream color vs the bright white.

Finished Card:
Lastly, using the same markers, I applied the ink to the leaf stamp and fussy cut the leaf. I used TH Tea Dye ink and distressed the leaf so it wasn't so white.  As you can see below, this is my favorite Fall stamp set by MFP Stamp Shop.

Up next is Sue!
Here's the Design Team if you want to follow in order. 

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Fall Time fun. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fall projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Oct. 9 and check back on Oct. 10, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 
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
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September 23, 2015

EVERYTHING FALL BLOG HOP day 2

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WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP



 


EVERYTHING FALL BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, SEPT. 22-25 FOR AUTUMN TIME FUN. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND DT INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT to the SEPT 25 POST FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop FALL STAMP SETS Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) Try one of the tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be announced on Oct. 10, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is Friday Oct. 9, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials for this hop
SEPT. 22- MAKING ATC CARDS
SEPT. 24- MAKING FALL DP

Let's get started !!
So making cards are a lot of fun. For me, it is my stress reliever. But what if you take a nice simple card like this one...
  knock it up a notch?!

Then you have one like this....


This was a lot of fun. It is a spruced up accordion/z fold card. Hope you like it!

Stamps sets I used:




Up next is Sue!
Here's the Design Team if you want to follow in order. 

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Fall Time fun. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fall projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Oct. 9 and check back on Oct. 10, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 

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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September 22, 2015

EVERYTHING FALL BLOG HOP Day 1

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WELCOME TO MFP STAMP SHOP


 


EVERYTHING FALL BLOG HOP

JOIN US EACH DAY, SEPT. 22-25 FOR AUTUMN TIME FUN. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND DT INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT to the SEPT 25 POST FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop FALL STAMP SETS Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) Try one of the tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post. The winners will be announced on Oct. 10, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting and posting pics of your projects is Friday Oct. 9, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials for this hop
SEPT. 22- MAKING ATC CARDS
SEPT. 24- MAKING FALL DP

Let's get started !!
I have a fun, new to me card fold for our first day.  I think a video will be in order coming this weekend! It is a cross between a gatefold card and a concertina card. Let me know what you think?





Stamp sets used:

The owl

Hoot sentiment

Happy fall sentiment

Up next is Sue!
Here's the Design Team if you want to follow in order. 

Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Fall Time fun. We hope to inspire you to start your own Fall projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by Oct. 9 and check back on Oct. 10, 2015 to see if you are a winner. 


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
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September 20, 2015

Sept Challenge Reminder

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Hey kids!  Cindy on the SBC blog today.  I've got a cute envelope explosion mini album to share with you today.  I found the instructions for this cute mini on Utube May May Make it Crafts.  I've created this to send to my mom and dad.  The kids and I spent a week with them this summer.  We had a fun time playing all kinds of board games, croquet, and swimming.  I don't have the photos printed out yet but wanted to share this fun mini anyway :-)  It's made from 3 envelopes as the base. 

Our sponsor for this month is Scrapping For Less.   If you'd like to link up to our challenge click the link on the right sidebar or click here.  It's ANYTHING GOES (with an option of your favorite technique).
All closed up.
 
Flaps open.
 
Both sides opened.
 
Completely opened.
 
Isn't this fun??!!!  And you could make it big like I did or smaller.
 
This was so fun to make.  And it went together pretty fast.
 
Recipe:
We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
2 envelopes @ 6" x 6"
1 envelope @ 6 x 6 1/2"
DCWV - Sunday Afternoon stack - all patterned papers
double sided tape
white grosgrain ribbon
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us this month :-)
 
SBC DT member
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September 14, 2015

Tips & Tricks Monday- Glitter Alpha Thickers

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Welcome!! I have something so fun to share with you today. I found these awesome DIY Thickers by American Crafts the other day and I couldn't wait to use them. If you haven't seen or used them before OMG you will love these. You can customize the Thickers any way you like. All you do is peel the top layer and you can use glitter, microbeads, or tinsel. I used glitter for my project. Its perfect for those times that you want a certain color letter but don't want to go buy a whole alpha set for just one project.

The end result:
I used a fine gold glitter to match my layout and I also went ahead and added another color by using Dimensional Glue.

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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A Note from the DT...

Thank you for visiting us here at the Scrapbook Blessings Club! We ask that you please do not copy photos or projects as your own. Also, we would love for you to leave a comment for us and consider following. We hope you were inspired and learned something new today!

ScrapBook Blessings Club You Tube Team