19 September 2014

The Fall Edition

It's here and it's wonderful!
The Fall Edition of Scrapbook & Cards Today is now available
This issue includes:
  • clean & simple with cathy zielske
  • welcome to design esssentials 101
  • an all-boy celebration
  • ali edwards - scrapbooking your mentors
  • part 3: pocket scrapbooking
I have three cards in the "Card Cafe" area that focuses on paper and felt-piecing! You will also find some fabulous new techniques that even I'm going to try myself! 

You can view the newest issue, along with past issues by visiting www.scrapbookandcards.com 

Fast Friday: Berry Cute Jack 'O

Hello, hello friends!
This is what I'm calling a "Fast Friday" project that I made using
TOP DOG DIES
Pumpkin Finisher Dies and Halloween Trio Dies.
This project took less than 30 minutes to put together, so it's great
for any of those quick gifts that you're needing to whip up.
It all starts with a couple of wood berry baskets that I painted burnt orange.  Once dry, I attached them together with a large hinge at the back that I screwed in place.

I die-cut the jack'o lantern's face from black cardstock, ran them through a Xyron 3" Sticker Maker and then attached to the front.

To the top I added a ribbon bow along with a die-cut bat that I attached to a 
small length of pipe cleaner.  I also fashioned two other pieces of pipe cleaner
 in a qurly q fashion and then glued them all to the top with fabric glue.

Fill him up with paper shred and lots of yummy goodies!  

Visit Top Dog Dies for more ideas using their dies, along with other 
major brand dies that they carry!

Have a happy weekend!

18 September 2014

Card Corner: Focus on Feathers

Hi there!  Yesterday was my first time to share over at 
BASIC GREY
as one of their Card Designers!  I'll be there for the remainder of the year :)
Basic Grey was one of my first loves in scrapbooking,
so it was a real honor to be asked to join them for a bit!

For my assignment I was asked to create two cards with a focus on the
new "Second City" Feathers by Kelly Purkey


First up....a "Hello Turkey" Card

It’s hard not to look at feathers and think of a bird, turkey or other
 feathered fowl!  I found a coloring book template of a turkey’s body online, 
printed it onto a piece of paper and then trimmed out.  Next, I placed the 
cut-out onto the back of the yellow paper and traced the design and cut out. 

 For the body, I used a 2.25″ circle die to cut the paper and then layered it
with the front of the turkey.  Before arranging the feathers to the back of the body,
 I machine-stitched down the center of each.  Cluster the feathers as you’d
 like and adhere to the back of the body.  I cut a strip of purple paper to
 3/4″H X 2.75″W and cut a V into one end.  I added the sticker letters and 
then adhered below the turkey with foam adhesive.  The wooden
“hello” was applied just above the purple strip.
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Supplies for the “Hello Turkey” card:

 UR So Cool Card
For this card I chose to arrange the feathers in a circle shape to resemble a wreath.  
I die-cut the center of the herringbone paper with a 3″ circle die and then mounted 
it onto a piece of the yellow paper.  To attach the vellum feathers I used Glue Dots.

  I separated all of the cuts to each feather to add more dimension. 
 To the top of the chipboard sentiment, I attached one of the flair buttons
 and used some black letter stickers on the top.  the centers of the feathers
  were accented with black enamel dots and a few wooden veneers.
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 Supplies for the “UR So Cool” card:
SEC-4709 6×6 Paper Pad

Glad you've stopped in to visit!  THANK YOU!

Newton's Nook: Apple Delights

 Welcome to the third and final day of the
Newton's Nook September Releases!
I love that this stamp set can be used for any time of the year!

"Apple Delights" Stamp Set:

Here is my CAS card with a yummy, homespun feel:
I stamped the mug onto a piece of kraft paper and added some
paper-piecings to it from additional stampings of the image.

The comfy knit print is from Simple Stories' new "Sweater Weather" Collection
 ...perfect backdrop for my mug 'o apple cider!


Would you like to win “Apple Delights”?
 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 Thursday, Sept 18 at 9pm CDT to comment 
 -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 19th--
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

That wraps up this month's new releases...I hope you've enjoyed!

17 September 2014

A Spooky & Spirited Wreath



Hello, everyone!  Today I am sharing a clean-and-simple
Halloween wreath that was created using the NEW "Spirited" Collection
by AUTHENTIQUE PAPER
 --See the entire collection HERE--

I started with a wire wreath base used in making the deco-mesh style wreaths. 
 I was going for a very clean design with the main focus on the center piece, 
so I left the base pretty plain with the exception of a some knotted ribbons
 and the tinsel stems that come all ready attached.

I love, love, LOVE this paper with the spooky house!  For some reason it just
 reminded me of watching Scooby Doo LOL  I cut the paper down a bit and
 matted it with a larger, coordinating piece of paper.  Next, I colored in the
 house with watercolor pencils by Faber Castell
A little spritz of lime-green was centered around the middle
 of the design to give a cast of moonlight!

Before attaching the paper to an 8X10 painter's canvas, I added a black
 glittered branch that I found at Michael's.  I hand-stitched the branch 
in place with needle and thread.


A simple title sticker was placed at the top with foam adhesive.  
To attach the canvas to the wreath base, I punched two holes at the top 
and then attached with two large rings. 
A couple of ribbon bows were tied on to the rings.

Thanks for letting me share with you today!  
I can't wait to hang this Spirited wreath up in my home!
Authentique Products: Spirited Collection- Eerie Paper; Caution Paper; 
Details 12X12 Cardstock Stickers
Other Products: May Arts Ribbon- Pom Pom Trim; Gingham Ribbon

Newton's Nook: Spooky Street Release!

 Happy Wednesday!  Welcome to Day #3 of the
Newton's Nook September Releases!
Today we're featuring another set of the more 'solid'
stamp images, as I like to call them.
These are so much fun to use when you don't have time
to color in a design or if you just like the clean 'n simple look that they bring!

"Spooky Street" Stamp Set:

My sample card made with this spooky stamp set:
 After die-cutting a circle from some creepy spider paper, I sponged on some
warm yellow ink with a dauber.  Next, I dabbed on some of the same ink on a 
smooth white cardstock and then stamped the house image with Memento Tuxedo Black.

 
The house was restamped over the bottom of the 'moon'

and then topped with the same image that had been hand-cut from the cardstock.
I had some fun cutting up a little yard from a scrap piece of green paper :)
Patterned papers from Authentique.

Would you like to win “Spooky Street”?
 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 Thursday, Sept 18 at 9pm CDT to comment 
 -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 19th--
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

16 September 2014

Newton's Nook: Falling Into Autumn

 Happy Tuesday!  Welcome to Day #2 of the
Newton's Nook September Releases!
Newton has been at it again and you're sure to
love he and his friends in all of their adorableness :)

Today we're featuring "Falling Into Autumn"


My sample card made with this sweet stamp set:
I used three different colors of Memento Luxe Inks and applied each in a section
of the leaf stamp.  Next I used a sponge to blend the colors together.  I hand-cut 
around the leaves and then swirled them in a circle at the center of the doily die-cut.
The card and patterned paper is by Authentique and the jute string is from May Arts Ribbon.

Would you like to win “Falling Into Autumn”?
 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 Thursday, Sept 18 at 9pm CDT to comment 
 -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 19th--
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
 
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