28 November 2014

Newton Waits For Santa

 I was up this past Tuesday with a special Christmas card for 
NEWTON'S NOOK DESIGNS

 I created a 3-D window for Newton to peek through by stamping on a 
piece of recycled plastic packaging with Staz-On ink.

Next, I stamped the same image onto the blue snowflake paper and then the 
yellow paper for the moon.  I cut strips of paper for the window panes and adhered
them to the paper before adding the 'window' over it with foam adhesive 
(placed around the perimeter of the plastic in a thin strip).

Finally, Newton was stamped onto brown cardsock, cut out and added to the 
top of the plastic with Zip Dry Glue! 
You could get really creative and add some things inside of the window such
as sequins, beads, etc. but I chose to add dots of glitter to the background
paper...looks really cool!

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Hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving!

22 November 2014

Stained Glass Pumpkin

Happy Saturday, everyone!
It has been a whirlwind around the McDaniel household, so
I'm trying my best to get caught up on all of the projects that I've
had up over the past couple of weeks :)

Today I'm sharing a fun little tutorial that I shared at 
BASIC GREY BLOG

It's easy to change the look of the Vivenne Collection speech bubble
with an embossing folder and alcohol marker...come by 
the BG Blog and see how I put it all together!

18 November 2014

Paper Play: Bella Rouge Door Hanger

Yesterday I was up on the 
PINK PAISLEE BLOG
 with a little "Paper Play" fun incorporating various dies
 along with the new Bella Rouge Collection.

 If you have a princess in your life, then this collection of papers and embellishments
 will be perfect for creating room decor or a sweet sign/door hanger such as this:
  I started with a 4X6 scallop die, although you could use a rectangle shape 
of the same size. The dies that I've used are from Top Dog Dies with the exception
 of the oval shape. You may also find a pre-cut chipboard shape and just trace
 the design onto the patterned paper.

  I attached the top and bottom scalloped pieces by gluing a die-cut heart over the two.
 I used an oval shaped die to cut out the sentiment from the 4X4 journaling card.

  To make the butterflies: Fold a piece of paper in half; lay a heart die 
(or use a heart punch) along the crease of the paper as shown above. 
Be sure overhang the point of the heart off of the paper so that the entire 
shape doesn't cut through. When the hearts are opened you will have a butterfly shape! 

 
 Layer the centers with chipboard shapes, buttons, etc.  

 Two holes were punched through the top sides of the chipboard and a length of
 ribbon knotted through for the hanger. Next I tied a boutique-style bow and
 added one of the pretty Frayed Flowers to the center.  


Dies make projects such as these quick and easy. 
This would also make a fun project for a girl's party...just pre-cut the pieces
 and have them assemble and embellish with Bella Rouge!
Pink Paislee Product: Bella Rouge Collection

See more ideas on the Pink Paislee Blog!
Thanks for stopping by!

13 November 2014

Nature Board Book

Happy Thursday!  I was up this week at
DOODLEBUG DESIGNS
with this "Thankful For Nature" Board Book that I created with 
"Happy Camper" and "Friendly Forrest" Collections.

Both of the collections are filled with the cutest critters, so I wanted to showcase
 them in the form of a board book!  I started with a couple of 4.5"X5.5" dies by
Top Dog Dies and sheets of heavyweight chipboard.  

I used some assorted alphabet stickers for the cover.


I cut the base pages from 12X12 papers and the oval inset was cut from 6X6 papers...
I love the mix of larger prints with the smaller ones!  


I'ved added some of the new glittered enamel dots, but if you're making the 
book for a smaller child, you may want to try hand-tied buttons or brads instead.


The new "Chippers" chipboard alphas are perfect for spelling out smaller words!


Doodle Pops and stickers layered on with foam adhesive add interest, 
as well as dimension!

Again, if you're making a similar board book for a small child, 
you may also consider laminating the pages and forgoing the dimensional 
embellishments.  Choose critters that are indigenous to your area and go on 
a nature hike scavenger hunt in search of them :)

Check out more Friendly Forrest and Happy Camper projects on 

11 November 2014

Newton's Nook: Beautiful Blizzard

Welcome to Day #2 of the November Releases from
NEWTON'S NOOK DESIGNS
Today we have the "Beautiful Blizzard" Stamp Set

Here is my sample card: 

I stamped the various snowflakes onto the greyish blue paper with Electric Purple
Neon Pigment Ink by Tsukineko.  Before the ink dried (it's very creamy, so it
takes a few minutes to dry without a heat gun) I sprinkled on some iridescent glitter.
I also went back with a glue pen and highlighted some of the areas of the
snowflakes and sprinkled on extra glitter.
The centers were adorned with glittery Sprinkles enamel dots by Doodlebug Design.
Would you like to win “Beautiful Blizzard”?
This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  
Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts.
 Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win.
 You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on 
the better your chances are of winning!  
You have until Tuesday, November 11th at 9pm CDT to comment 
  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Wednesday, November 12th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

10 November 2014

Newton's Nook: Winter Tails Release

Welcome to Day #1 of the November Releases from
NEWTON'S NOOK DESIGNS
Today we have the "Winter Tails" Stamp Set

Here is my sample card: 


I stamped Winston onto solid white cardstock, colored with watercolor pencils
 and glittered the snowball with iridescent glitter.  The 'hills' were cut from 
Authentique Paper's Cozy Collection with templates by Kiwi Lane.  
I also stamped the snowy hills with Tuxedo Black ink and highlighted 
just under the stamping with white marble glitter.

Would you like to win “Winter Tails”?
This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)!  
Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts.
 Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win.
 You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on 
the better your chances are of winning!  
You have until Tuesday, November 11th at 9pm CDT to comment 
  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Wednesday, November 12th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

09 November 2014

Four or More: Best Buddy

Happy Sunday!  I was recently up at 
PINK PAISLEE 
with a "Four or More" photo project that I was really excited to take on.
 I'm generally a three-photo-or-less type of scrapper, but I found a
 way to stick with three larger photos and then added a smaller photo as an embellishment! 


I started out by cutting the Shine Patterned Paper (diagonal stripe) apart along 
one of the lines and then layered it on top of the Beautiful Patterned Paper (yellow dot).
 Then I had a thought to create a intersection by adding the reverse side of the cut
 Shine paper...it was the perfect juncture for the beginning of the title.


 The photos were printed at wallet size and then trimmed down to leave just a
 small white border around each. I took the photo of Bear and used a 1.75" circle
 die to cut out his face. A 2" scalloped punch was used to create a black 
background for the photo; the two were layered together with foam adhesive. 
By embellishing and adding a bow, it made an eye-catching focal point.

 
I accented the photos with various chipboard hearts and washi tape stickers.
 I adhered the washi tape to cardstock and then trimmed out...this allowed me to
 add them to the layout with foam adhesive. 
 I typed out the journaling and then trimmed into strips. 
The Transparent Alphas were adhered with a micro adhesive dot, but you can 
also run through through a Xyron Sticker Maker, machine stitch or attach them with brads! 

Collection used: Bella Rouge
See more Bella Rouge projects on the Pink Paislee Blog!
Have a great week!
 
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