Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Using the Basic Grey's Lemonade Paper Pack and a scalloped square template this card was created with ease. Starting with a 5 inch by 10 inch piece of cardstock of your choice. Fold in half to create a 5 by 5 size card. Use one sheet of pattern paper of choice leave a 1/4 of inch around the edge of base card. Ink the edges of both base card and papers. Next using the scalloped square, place in the center of your card be sure the edges are inked. Using a border punch, punch out a strip of paper and place across the bottom of your scalloped square. Be sure to ink the edges!
Stamp yourself an image and color to match your papers. Place in the center of your scalloped square after inkin the edges and adding some doodling. Next place your choice of sentiment in the lower right hand corner and a layerd flower in the upper left hand corner by stitching it down with a button and some cotton thread. Add a couple of branches using a brand punch and some pearls.
Happy Card Making!
L' Halloween arrive vraiment à grands pas alors j'espère que tout vos préparatifs sont fait!
Pour ma part il m'en manque encore quelques uns mais bon! Je suis une femme de dernière minute!
Je vous ai fait cette semaine 3 jolies cartes d'Halloween à l'allure vintage.
Définissons en premier le style vintage;
Comment se caractérise le style Héritage ? C'est la mise en scène de photos anciennes en utilisant différentes techniques de vieillissement.
Les techniques sont très variées. Le plus souvent, il s'agit de poncer ou encrer ses papiers. On peut également les déchirer ou utiliser du brou de noix... Toutes les techniques qui permettent de donner l'impression d'une usure sont efficaces. Cela peut aller de la dégradation de la photo (déchirure, rayure etc...) à l'ajout d'encre en passant par le sablage.
Je ne suis pas encore très familière à ce style avec mes pages mais j'aime beaucoup les images vintage que l'on peut retrouver gratuitement sur le net afin d'en faire des cartes!
Vous vous souvenez des papiers maisons que je vous avais montré à faire il y a quelque temps?
J'ai utilisé le fond de page avec les annonces classés qui donnait un style vraiment vieillot à ma page, je l'ai encré avec l'encre Vintage Photo de Ranger Distress Ink (Même le nom de l'encre était coordonné! hihi).
Ma petite image et quelques étampes de la collection Eerie de Basic Grey et voilà! Le tour est joué!
Pour celle ci j'ai simplement embossé mon mot BOO avec de la poudre noire et j'ai ensuite tracé des lignes blanches pour lui donner un style de toiles d'araignées, une petite étampe de Imaginisce, mon image et un peu d'encrage et voici une carte vite faite, bien faite pour une enseignante ou autre!
Et la dernière et non la moindre, j'ai repris le même papier de fond, une nouvelle image. Une fois le tout encré et collé je me suis construite un tag où j'ai étampé l'arbre qui venait avec la collection d'étampes de Basic Grey (oui encore, elle est vraiment géniale cette collection!)
J'ai ensuite déchiré mon tag et je l'ai encore encré pour lui donner un peu de style. Je me suis même décidé à mettre de la peinture à craqueler sur les coté, avouez qu'elle a l'air sale! Un peu de brillant, un bout de "mesh" autocollant et voila une dernière carte qui n'attends que son destinataire!
Donc c'est tout pour cette semaine!
Passez une belle Halloween et receuillez pleins de bonbons!
Kim @ KLDezign
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Hi all! I created this layout of my sweet cat Rascal using a few items from Basic Grey's Lemonade line. I just LOVE their paper Collection Pack! The patterned papers are so girly and sweet... which fit my Rascal to a tee :)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This week will be a relatively short post as today is my birthday! There will be no projects shown in this post. With Halloween right around the corner, my family and I are getting ready. My Son will be a dragon this year, he will be so cute!
I hope however big or small you celebrate Halloween, I wish you a spooky and fun time. Enjoy the evening/night and don't forget to snap up every photo opportunity possible! Be safe if you are trick or treating with your young ones.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all members of Posh Designs online Community/Forum site as well as the all our new followers and members who have joined us via my first ever Cricut Tuesdays Contest! I had so much fun planning this event and believe me this will not be the last. Most of all I would like to thank Nini for helping me make this event a success. She has had a huge helping hand in coordinating my efforts; thank-you Nini for all your support! I truly and deeply appreciate it!
So now for announcing the winner of our final grand prize
CONGRATS Sherri, I will be contacting you for your mailing information. Have fun with your new cartridge! I cannot wait to see your first creation from it on our Gallery.
If you would like any instructions of my Halloween themed projects and/or have a question or idea for future Cricut Tuesdays, please leave me a message via the Community Site.
Until next week... Happy Crafting! ~Michelle
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
In order to make the strips go under the red flower, I had to cut the shape from the second piece of paper that was in the kit. Once it was cut out, I attached the green strips with double sided tape, stitched along each one, inked the flower and attached it to the page. The butterflies are also adhered with Velcro circles.
I loved the Basic Grey Opaline swirls. I took it apart, so it would fit the space on my tin and sorta pieced it back together!
I cut squares of cardstock, followed by slightly smaller squares of patterned paper for the inside album. I used the WRMK Whiteout/Nonesense collection because I just love the bright, fun colors!
The inside album is very simple and plain. The tin isn't that thick so there was really no room for embellishments (since I had so many photos I wanted to include!). I like how all the pages look all fanned out!
Thanks for checking out my mini album!! It was so much fun to go back through photos and preserve them all in one place. Because that's what scrapping is all about!!
Patterned Paper: WRMK Whiteout/Nonesense Collection
Alphas: WRMK Whiteout/Nonesense Collection
Pearl Flourish: Basic Grey Opaline Swirl
Flowers: Bo Bunny
Others: Ric Rac, Newsprint Flower
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I'm totally excited! This week-end I'm going on a week-end scrapbooking crop... The entire week-end without kids, husband or responsabilities... Only scrap! (Maybe even some wine...)
Here are some of my latest layouts!
You know every months I submit (or I try!) to send my layouts to Scrapbook Extra (a french magazine) but while I wait whether my layout has been accepted or not I cannot show my submission on blogs, forums or any other sites!
So my last submission was a Christmas one. I was really inspired and I sent about 20 layouts and cards in all... I know! I'm totally crazy! (My husband has already told me that!)
I had one published, and I'm so happy! But I'm really happy to show you the ones who haven't been published!
Personally, I think theses ones are the most cutest ones... but I'm not the one making the final decisions!
So here they are!
This one's called Little Christmas Happiness (approximately!)
It's really rare that I use some leftover paper I prefer to use the big pieces! But it's a scraplift so I should respect the look of the layout, I really like the end result of it.
This one's called Magic, recently I discovered these littles pieces of mosaic from a scrapbooking manufacturer here in Quebec called Harmony. Since I've used them almost everywhere... They have an amazing look and they really match with everything!
It was a big job to cut all the trees of various the patterned papers, but it made a great looking layout!
My last one, well... I use a lot of Ranger Distress ink because I really like the effect of old paper and my picture was a little bit dammaged. My title says: "The Time I Saw The REAL Santa Claus". I really like the lace on the left. A simple layout but with lots of emotion!
So this is it for today! Next week I'm supposed to have a lot of goodies to show you!
Have a great! Hugs and kisses
Kim @ KLDezign
For this card, I used their Pixie Pets - Birthday Bash set, aren't these pups soooo darn cute!!! Notice the frosting explosion, well I used something out of my norm... Have you ever heard of Dong-A Popcorn pens??!!! To me it's like a mix of Flower Soft and Fabric Paint jumbled up together but with a more.... erm... Popcorn kinda look and feel to it, you can find these awesome pens at my favorite pen store. I'm sure the white pen would make a great "snow-like" effect for winter and holiday themed cards!
- CC Designs Pixie Pets - Birthday Bash Stamps
- Dong-A Popcorn Pen - White
- Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes Papers SOLD OUT
- Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes Ribbon SOLD OUT
- Making Memories Flower Patch Layered Buttons
- Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo SOLD OUT
- Copic Markers
- My Little Shoebox Mini Alphabet Stickers - White & Black
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I hope you are having a great start to the week thus far... If shopping was on your agenda this past weekend; you will have noticed that Halloween merchandise is in full force dominating the shelves and store windows.
Well for a novice seasonal decorator, I wanted to have some fun with the Halloween decor in my home but was not ready to commit having decor pieces being stored in my home. So of course I used my Cricut and 2 cartridges: Cuttin' Up & Hello Kitty Greetings to create this really simple decor piece that took no longer than an afternoon to create.
This is a great opportunity to use up some of those Halloween papers either they are scraps, last year's sheets (so you can buy this year's paper packs such as Basic Grey's Eerie Collection, a good excuse to always buy, *lol*) or even use up what you've bought this year.
You may have noticed that I have used some scraps from previous projects from the past 2 weeks for my home decor piece. Also this is another wonderful opportunity to recycle those paper towel holders (which was used as my anchor) and cereal boxes (which were used for all the letters and bat shapes).
After some paint, sandpaper, eyelets and jute threading; you will have created a one of kind piece for pennies on the dollar and the best part... You have the choice to commit storing it away for next year after Halloween is over.
Thanks for looking and if you'd like the instructions, please send me a message via the online Community site.
And now for the 2nd Contest Winner Announcement to win a Cricut Storage Box plus a $20.00 Posh Designs Gift Certificate is... Cassandra from AZ, USA!!!
Congrats to you Cassandra and I will be contacting you shortly for your mailing information. I would also like to thank all the new followers and members who have recently joined PDSS community and especially to those who made comments on my sweet treat boxes. I hope you are having fun creating yours for Halloween and enjoying the blog and forum site as well!
Now we are near the end of my Halloween Cricut Series ending next week. It is also my birthday the following Tuesday! And to help celebrate my birthday you will have a chance to WIN a FREE CRICUT CARTRIDGE - Sponge Bob (BNIP).
If you are a follower and member of the PDSS Interactive Community, all you need to do is place a comment at the end of this post. If this is your first time reading Cricut Tuesday's Contest, please click here to find out how to enter your chances of winning. Spread the word about this fabulous contest - today!
Until next week... Happy Crafting!
Monday, October 19, 2009
On this layout I used Vintage Yummy, Monstrosity and Sweet Marmalade papers, borders and letter stickers. I love mixing and matching among different collections to get your own unique look.
Friday, October 16, 2009
I punched circles of cardstock and patterned paper, crumbled them up, inked them and layered them to make these fun flowers!
I also layered some stick pins behind a Cricut cut butterfly to create a fun coordinating embellishment.
Thanks for taking a peek!!! Hope to see some of your layered layouts in our gallery very soon!!!
Paper: We R Memory Keepers Whiteout-Nonsense collection
Cardstock: DCWV textured cardstock
Alphas: We R Memory Keepers Whiteout-Nonesense collection
Buttons: Papertrey Ink
Stickpins: Making Memories
Pen: Signo Uniball
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I used some black cardstock to make the cat "frame". And for the other part I decided to make it in white cardstock. The reason is simple. I wanted to use my Touch Marker.
I use Cool Grey (3 to 8) to make the ear and eyes, Salmon for the nose and Yellow Green for the eyes, I also added some glitter on the eyes to make them brighter and spookier.
For the highlights I decide to use some Black glitter (Onyx from Martha Stewart) I could have used some markers like how I did on the ear and eyes but... I love bling!
All it needs a little knot on the neck and it's ready to be hung in a room!
See you! Hugs and kisses
1) Using Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink and a baby wipe you are going to need to distress the edges of your 5 3/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches square piece of pattern paper. Once you've wet the edges of your piece of paper you will then take you fingernail and rake it back and forth. Curl the edges randomly around the edges. Let it dry.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Well if you are a Canadian resident, I hope you enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving weekend with your loved ones. It was certainly a cold weekend (at least it was here in Ontario) and I even heard of snow in some parts of Canada and in the US too. If you are a resident of the US, Happy belated Columbus Day to all of you!
This week is the 2nd installment of my Halloween themed Cricut creations. To coordinate with the card and tag, I created these sweet lil' treat boxes because really what's Halloween without some sweets eh? Currently I am middle of creating these boxes but have photographed the first five treat boxes to show some variation on how I cut these shapes.
This is such a quick and easy project to finish because all you need is the Tags, Bags and More Cricut cartridge, set a 12x12 piece of patterned paper or cardstock down and set the Fit to Page setting on. Also you can set the hole option so that you can thread ribbon through (see on 2 of my boxes) for a handle to leave on their doorknob or give to the person directly. That's it! And if you have more time, you can embellish, stamp and distress your boxes as desired.
- You will have enough paper leftover to make coordinating tags (like I've shown you in last week's post) and or use in your Halloween pages.
- Only when using patterned paper or cardstock that is less than #65, place a piece of sturdy cardstock (a 2-1/2" square) on the bottom to hold the weight of the treats. Though you may want to reinforce the bottom of all your treat boxes in case you are feeling they are not sturdy enough. For cardstock/patterned paper over #80; this step is not necessary.
- If you have white core cardstock, when you make the folds to create your boxes the core will show through = instant distressing without the extra work!
- If you decide to stamp your images onto solid cardstock, I recommend using textured cardstock to get that 'worn' feel to the box. And if it is textured and white cored, that will equate to even a more distress look.
- Pick treats that are light and small not only to pack in lots of sweets but also so that the boxes can hold them in too.
And now for the winner of the Cricut Tuesday Week #1 Contest is... Mary! Your prize is the 2-6x6 Stamp Sheet Sets manufactured by Circut plus a $10.00 Posh Designs Gift Certificate!
CONGRATS to you Mary and I would like to thank all the entries in last week's contest!
Now remember all the entries for last week's contest does not roll-over into this week. So if you are already a follower of the PDSS blog and joined the Forum ; all you need to do to enter this week's contest is to submit (via the Gallery) or link up a creation inspired by one of my Cricut Tuesdays blog post and leave me a comment below from now until the following Monday. If you are reading the contest info for the 1st time, please refer to last week's blog post for all the details.
This week's prize is one Cricut Storage Binder plus a $20.00 gift certificate to shop at Posh Designs! How cool is that. So get your chances in to win today! Please feel free to drop me a line over at the forum if you have any questions.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I'm sitting at my table looking at Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses line!!!!! I love the unique colors in their papers for Christmas. Now the only thing missing was an idea. (and of course Christmas music....which my family would think I was crazy if I started playing this in October!!!
So I started cutting the paper and placing it where I think I'd want it and it needed something else!!! I grabbed my caramel ink which went great with the paper. Punched out a couple of circles, and added some ribbon and a bit of embossing.... and this is what I came up with. Now I just need to make about 50 more and my Christmas cards will be done!!!!! HOHOHO!!!
Head over to the Posh Store where you can grab this line or even Crate Paper fabulous and new North Pole collection and get a jump start on your Holiday cards! It'll be time to mail them out before you know it! HOHOHO!!!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Happy creating :)
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Hi Everyone!! I want to show you a fun, unique card that is super easy to make and makes a big impact! I started with a transparency, which you can get at your local office supply store. You might even have some in your scrapping stash. Cut it to standard card size (5.5 x 4.25), score it and fold it. The fun thing with transparent cards is you can decorate the inside as well as the outside.
I then used my trusty scissors to cut some really fun branch and bird embellies from the WRMK collection to embellish the outside.
I stamped my sentiment with white ink, which i'm still not super good at!! It's really neat how you can see the inside through the outside of the clear card. Fun!!
We R Memory Keepers Whiteout Nonesense paper collection
I hope you give a transparent card a try sometime!!