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Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
Tunnel Card Tutorial with Studio 75



Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you a really fun project: Tunnel Card Tutorial with Studio 75. This card is easy and fast to create on one hand but has an amazing effect on the other hand.     Tunnel Card Tutorial with Studio 75 Start with cutting two 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ double sided cardstock. One piece will be the tunnel and the other piece will be the background. I used the Cherry Blossom paper collection by Studio 75 but you can use any double cardstock you have in your stash!     Fold the background piece in half.     Score the tunnel piece at 2 1/8″, 4 1/4″ and 6 3/8″. Cut out a circle or a square in the center of the tunnel piece. You can use a die, a circle cutter or even a punch if you want a circle or an oval shape. If you want to cut out …

Sunday, June 10th, 2018
Mixed Media Altered Playing Cards



Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my 52 Mixed Media Altered Playing Cards. I created them over a period of a few weeks and I used many different mixed media techniques. The fun part of this project was to create a new mixed media “world” on each card.   Mixed Media Altered Playing Cards each of the 52 cards got a word. These words were all positive, inspiring and empowering words that make me happy. If you decide to do this project you can pick your own words or use some of mine 🙂 The first step of the project is to cover all the cards with a coat of white gesso. This will enable you to add any medium or material to the surface of the card. Here’s the list of techniques and supplies I used on all my 52 Mixed Media Altered Playing Cards: Spraying, acrylic paints, water stenciling, distress inks, alcohol inks, card …

Friday, June 8th, 2018
Farewell to Graphic 45



Hi dear crafty friends! It is with great sadness that I say Farewell to Graphic 45. After two amazing years my term as DT member is over! I want to share with you a few highlights of my journey…     Farewell to Graphic 45 As you remember The acceptance process was not so easy. I had to audition for the design team and submit four different projects including a tutorial. Wow… this was so scary. Every project that I thought of didn’t seem enough but time was running out and I had to make a decision. So finally I decided on these four projects:     Remember these? If you want to see more photos and tutorials then click HERE. I couldn’t believe that I passed the first selection! The next step was to create a project with a video tutorial. I decided to do a pop up book that apparently was a great hit and I got into …

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
Scrapbooking Tips: Making Your Own Flowers



Hi dear crafty friends! Today on Scrapbooking Tips: Making Your Own Flowers. There are a lot of amazingly beautiful embellishments out there but… first of all, you can’t buy them all and second you often don’t find exactly what you need in your stash. So here are a few ways to make your own embellishments!     Scrapbooking Tips: Making Your Own Flowers I have four favorite ways to make my own flowers: 1. Layering Layer paper, fabric, felt or tissue! Create different layers of mixed materials or mixed sizes from cut out shapes, punched shapes or even stickers. Attach them together with a little foam tape for extra dimension.     2. Rolling Cut out a circle from double sided paper and then cut it into a spiral. Roll the spiral and then attach to end. You can change the size of the flower by changing the size of the circle. Check out the tutorial how to create these …

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
Interactive Mini Album with Scrap and Craft



Hello dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you an Interactive Mini Album with Scrap and Craft. You’ve seen me create interactive mini albums before, but I wanted to show you how easy it is to make them even if you’re a beginner!     Interactive Mini Album with Scrap and Craft The idea is to cover an accordion mini album with pattern paper but instead of just attaching a page you’ll attach an interactive mechanism. The size of the accordion mini album pages are 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ so all the cover papers should measure 5″ x 5″. However by cutting the paper in a larger size you can turn any page into an interactive page. Here’s how: First double page: Left side: cut the paper 7″ x 5″ and score at 5″on the longer side. You’ll get a side flap on the left by attaching the 5″ x 5″ flap to the album page while …

Friday, June 1st, 2018
There Are Always two of Us Art Journal Page



Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my There Are Always two of Us Art Journal Page. This page has a lot of layers and color and some unique ways to add words as well.   There Are Always two of Us Art Journal Page First I created the background for this page with tissue papers, stamps and papers. I also added a little spraying to add a little color. Although most of the background is in neutral black and white. The thing that gives the background its texture and interest are the different patterns and sizes of writing and stamps.         Then I added an image of a boy looking at two images I created with stencils. One image is dark and the other is light. These two images are the focal point of the page that talks about two sides in each person. The final thing was to add the text. …

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
Pop Up Box Card with Studio 75



Hi dear crafty friends! I previously shared with you how to combine a mini album with a box. Why not combine a card with a box too? Today I’m sharing my Pop Up Box Card with Studio 75.     Pop Up Box Card with Studio 75 Before you get mad that I didn’t make a tutorial on how to create this pop up box card let me just say I had to make this card in a hurry but I promise to make a video tutorial in the future. But if you don’t want to wait you can find lots of tutorials online.       This card looks much more difficult than it is. The basic idea is to create a box with no bottom and with three strips in the center. These strips hold all the layers of cut out shapes you attach and gives the 3D look to the finished box. This card can be folded …

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