Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 2017 Calendar Page

It's April! That means it's time to flip the calendar page. I seriously love how this months page came together. Totally makes me think Spring. I used the most adorable Die'sire Essentials die set from Crafter's Companion called Nature, along with beautiful papers from Sara Davies Rustic Cottage Signature Collection 6"x6" Paper Pack.


To create the soft yellow background on the page, I used a Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply a light blend of Mustard Seed Distress Ink.


I die cut extra layers of the branch and birds from kraft cardstock, and adhered them together to make the them thicker. This makes them sturdy, and easier to adhere to the page. The cloud to the far right is popped up with dimensional foam adhesive, the other 2 are glued flat to the page.


For a little Spring bing bling, I added tiny rhinestones to the eyes. And because it's Spring...I gave momma bird a nest to sit on.


Have a great day!

Check out the Crafter's Companion Pinterest Gallery for great ideas and tons of inspiration.


Supplies
Crafter's Companion USA Die'sire Essentials Dies - Nature
Crafter's Companion USA Rustic Cottage 6x6 Paper Pack
Crafter's Companion USA Kraft Cardstock
Gemini Machine
Distress Ink Mustard Seed
Ink Blending Tool
Art Glitter Elements - Earth Textures
Liquid Adhesive
Crystal Rhinestones

Dimensional Foam  Adhesive

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Baby Patchwork Quilt

Hello friends. I'm back today with another baby card. If you love embossing folders...you are gonna "need" this one! :)


I ran the Patchwork Quilt Embossing Folder through my Gemini with cardstock that is blue on one side and white on the other. Then I sanded off the raised embossed area. This classic technique has been around forever, and it never gets old! I also sanded off around the edges of the panel, which not only give it a nice finished edge, but gives the appearance of another layer. I attached the panel with dimensional foam tap on top of a couple more layers of cardstock and then to a white card base.


My idea for this card was a baby quilt that has cute little appliques in every other square. I die cut some of the Baby Accessories Dies from white cardstock, added glitter, heart rhinestones, then adhered with dimensional foam tape. I made the sentiment tag to look like one of those personalized "hand sewn by" tags. I added glossy accents on top of the die cut for added dimension.


The inside of the card is also decorated with a panel of yellow card stock that I scored around the edges and sanded off. Then I added the die cut birdie in the bottom corner. Some glitter accents and it's done. So cute!!!!



As always, thanks for stopping by. I hope this inspires you with some fun papercrafting ideas.


Supplies
Crafter's Companion - Sara's Signature Little Angel - Patchwork Quilt Embossing Folder
Crafter's Companion - Sara's Signature Little Angel - Baby Accessories Dies
Crafter's Companion - Sara's Signature Little Angel - Beautiful Baby Dies
Crafter's Companion - Sara's Signature Little Angel - 12" x 12" Paper Pad
Crafter's Companion - Sara's Signature Little Angel - Simply White Luxury Ribbon
Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen - Clear
Gemini die-cutting and embossing machine
Collall Liquid Adhesive
Stick-It Adhesive Sheets
Score Board
White Cardstock
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Crystal Glitter
Blue Heart Rhinestones
Glossy Accents
Zig Zag Decorative Scissors
Sanding Block

Sunday, March 26, 2017

DIY Baby Photo Frame

Hello friends! I have another project to share using the Sara Davies Signature Collection - Little Angel from Crafter's Companion. I took a plain boring photo frame and totally transformed it! Look how CUTE it turned out! (BTW...that's my youngest when she was born)


I die-cut a bunch of the Little Angel Baby Accessorie Dies using white cardstock and patterned paper from the Little Angel 12" x 12" Paper Pad. I stacked and adhered the pieces to make them thicker and dimensional, then attached to frame with foam adhesive tape.


I used a piece of the patterned paper to slip into the slot where the picture goes, then adhered the photo to that. Super duper easy! The Little Angel Collection can be used for non-baby projects as well...just don't use the baby specific items.

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Supplies:
Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Little Angel Signature Collection - Baby Accessories Dies
Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Little Angel Signature Collection - 12" x 12" Paper Pad
Crafter's Companion Gemini Machine
Collall Liquid Adhesive
Sticket It Adhesive Sheets
White Cardstock
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Photo Frame

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Little Angel


I adore the new Little Angel Collection from Sara Davies of Crafter's Companion. Did you know this collection is now available? YUP! Check out the collection on the Crafter's Companion USA website.

Here's a project I made


I used several products from the Little Angel Collection to create my card. To start out with, I used the Dotty Clouds Embossing Folder on the front panels of the card.  Then I embossed another piece of white cardstock and cut out a few of the clouds. I covered them with white Fun Flock and then sponged light yellow ink around the bottom areas. The clouds are popped up on the card front with dimensional foam adhesive. I used a few clouds on the inside of the card too.


 I diecut some of the Baby Accessories Dies using papers from the Little Angel paper pad. They are sooo cute! On the inside of the card I adhered panels of patterned paper. The die cut circle frame with Baby sentiment is from the Beautiful Baby Die Set.


The card base was easy to create using Crafter's Companion Create-A-Card Fancy Card Blanks. I did finish the card with some crystal clear sequins. This card really is sooo cute in real life.

Check out our Pinterest Gallery that's full of great ideas using the New Little Angel Signature Collections Products.


Thanks for stopping by today.






Supplies:
Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Little Angel Signature Collection - Dotty Clouds Embossing Folder
Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Little Angel Signature Collection -  - Baby Accessories Dies
Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Little Angel Signature Collection -  - Beautiful Baby Dies
Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Little Angel Signature Collection - 12" x 12" Paper Pad
Crafter's Companion Create-A-Card Fancy Card Blanks
Crafter's Companion Gemini Machine
Collall Liquid Adhesive
Sticket It Adhesive Sheets
White Cardstock
Blue Cardstock
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
White Fun Flock
Sequins
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Ink Blending Foam

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March 2017 Calendar Page

Here's my calendar page for this month. As an added bonus...I've got a Tip-to-Tip Marker Blend Technique Tutorial over the Spectrum Noir Blog.
 

To make the 4-leaf clover and pot of gold, I used a heart die and pocket die from the Crafter's Companion Little Angel Signature Collection by Sara Davies - My First Outfit Die Set. This collection is baby themed, however I was able to use it for something totally different. I love stretching my supplies and using them in ways there weren't intended.


But wait! I have a double-bonus for you! An adorable 4-bar size note card.


I used the same heart and pocket die, and added in the shirt die

Here's a little story. Some of you might relate. When I was a kid, on St. Patrick's day we would go around look for someone who wasn't wearing green so we could pinched them!
LOL!

So the first thing that popped in my head when I was making a St. Patty's Day card was to WEAR GREEN to avoid the pinch! And there you have it. A shirt with a lucky 4-leaf clover on it.


The embossed detail on the shirt die really stands out by sponging on some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. And the sequins.....BLING BLING! Love it!

Head on over to the Spectrum Noir Website and check out my Tip-to-Tip Marker Blend Tutorial. Thanks for stopping by today!



Thursday, March 2, 2017

Spectrum Noir March Challenge

We have an ANYTHING GOES challenge for you over at Spectrum Noir. Check it out:


Here's the bonus sketch to inspire you. The challenge is your choice...Anything Goes or the optional Sketch. Get all the challenge and prize details HERE. The only thing we ask is that you use Spectrum Noir coloring products on your project. Simple :)


I colored this absolutely ADORABLE image from My Favorite Things, using Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Watercolor Pencils: Apricot, Coral, Ginger, Grapefruit, Dove Grey, Dark Slate, Charcoal Brown, Sorrel, Parakeet, Bottle Green, Beeswax, Mango, Regal Blue, Aegean Blue, Chrome Orange and Dandelion


What a cute little Spring scene :) This card is sure to brighten a friends day. I die-cut the circle from Spectrum Aqua Watercolour cardstock using my MFT Cross-Stitch Circle STAX Die Set. Then I stamped the main image and "Hello" sentiment with black ink. Next I colored with the AquaBlend watercolor pencils and blended with a watercolor brush.


The bunny and chick are stamped on a scrap of watercolor cardstock, then colored, trimmed and adhered with dimensional foam adhesive. For the chick, I also inked up just the feet on the stamp and then stamped onto the circle panel. When I trimmed out the chick, I just cut off the feet. It's way easier that way...not to mention the added dimension.

I hope you have some crafty time this month to join our fun challenge. Make sure to enter your work for a chance to win £30/$30 in Spectrum Noir goodies here: March Spectrum Noir Challenge


Happy coloring!


Supplies:
Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Watercolor Pencils
Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
My Favorite Things - Spring Friends Stamp Set
My Favorite Things Die-namics Cross-Stitch Circle STAX
My Favorite Things Die-namics Basic Stitch Lines
My Favorite Thing Plaid Patterns 6x6 Paper Pack
My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 27 
My Favorite Things Die-namics Circle STAX Set 2
Pink Cardstock
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Water coloring brush
Clear Sequins
Gemini Die cutting Machine
Multi Matte Medium
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Adhesive Tape Runner

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Rustic Cottage by Sara Davies of Crafter's Companion

Well friends, it's almost time for the next big HSN crafty event!!! So are YOU ready?!!! Here's another sneak peek. These are products from the NEW Sara Signature Collection - Rustic Cottage.



I diecut all the pieces and then used Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Markers to color. For the red on the flower, I used the Macaroon Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen. The sentiment is stamped and embossed in white. This card is super simple. Seriously...even if you are not good at watercoloring...you can't go wrong!


The new products I used are:

Sara Signature Collection - Rustic Cottage Classic Lily Die
Sara Signature Collection - Rustic Cottage Filigree Flourish Die
Sara Signature Collection - Rustic Cottage Cherished Memories Metal Die & Stamp Set
Sara Signature Collection - Rustic Cottage 6"x6" Paper Pad


A list of all the products I used on this card are listed at the bottom of the post.


Check out our Pinterest Gallery for oodles and oodles of inspiration.

Careful...you might drool!


Click HERE to see all the great Crafter's Companion products that will be on HSN March 8th. Better get your wish list ready!

Here's what's coming in the Rustic Cottage Collection:



Don't forget to join us on Facebook to keep up to date on everything...and the Facebook Party going on RIGHT ON as we gear up for the HSN Show!

Have a wonderful day,


Supplies:
Crafter's Companion Sara Signature Collection - Rustic Cottage Classic Lily Die
Crafter's Companion Sara Signature Collection - Rustic Cottage Filigree Flourish Die
Crafter's Companion Sara Signature Collection - Rustic Cottage Cherished Memories Metal Die & Stamp Set
Crafter's Companion Sara Signature Collection - Rustic Cottage 6"x6" Paper Pad
Sectrum Aqua Watercolour Cardstock
Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Markers: Gold, Sunset, Moss
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen: Macaroon
Gemini Die-cutting/Embossing Machine
Stick-It Adhesive Sheet
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Adhesive Tape Runner
Collall Glue
Red Cardstock
Watercolor Brush
Versamark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Anti-Static Pouch
Heat Embossing Gun
Dimensional Foam Adhesive

Monday, February 27, 2017

Back of the Net

Happy Monday crafty peeps! Here's another sneak peek project of some new products from Crafter's Companion that are coming Wednesday March 8th to HSN.


The NEW Die'sire Edge'ables "Back of the Net" Die set. Fun...right?!!! I also used the New Die'sire Classiques - Only Words 1" Alphabet Decorative Uppercase and 1" Numbers & Punctuation Decorative Die sets. The little yellow flag was created from a die out of the New Cherished Memories Die & Stamp set from the Rustic Cottage Signature Collection by Sara Davies.


It was so easy to make the window using the soccer net die. I positioned the die where I would want the corner of the window, then ran it through my Gemini die-cutting machine. Since this is an "Edge'ables" die, the bottom section of the dies is not cut off. After removing the die, I cut out the rest of the window with a ruler and X-Acto knife. Easy as that! I used some fun decorative tape to go round the edged of the window. The black and white stripes are perfect for the soccer theme. For a little extra texture, I put the die back over the ball and sponged on black ink. Then I used a Versamark pen to color over the entire ball and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

  
Here's a look inside the card. The "Back of the Net" Die Set comes with 2 balls and a shoe die. I die-cut the balls and shoe through the blue cardstock panel, then adhered. To make the shoe red and black, I die-cut the shoe again again with red cardstock,  using the pieces to inlay on the design.Then die-cut again from black cardstock, and cut it out to adhere on top. Super easy I tell ya!



Make sure and tune in to HSN on March 8th for the big crafty event! Sara Davies and Jennifer Tryon are ready to BLOW YOU AWAY with all the great new product. They are gonna show some great samples created by the design teams, and demonstrate fun ways to use the products.

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Have a great week!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

HSN Sneak Peek

Hello friends! We are super excited to have another HSN Event with Crafter's Companion USA on Wednesday, March 8th.  Sara Davies is will be back (YAY!) along with Jennifer Tryon with fabulous new goodies! Our design team has been super duper busy crankin' out a bunch of samples with the products that will be up for grabs on the show. Here's a sneak peek of some new Leonie Pujol products that are coming to the show.


Don't you just LOVE THIS?!!! I sure do! I used the new Leoni Pujol Folk Art Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Entwined Love 5"x7" Embossing Folder.

This design looks like a lot of work, but it's so easy! You can whip it out in less than 30 minutes!

It's so hard to capture sparkle on camera...but if you look close, I added Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to the bursts coming out from the rhinestone on the heart.


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Until the day of the show, make sure to join the party with us over on Facebook for more sneak peeks, inspiration and giveaways!   Crafter's Companion on HSN March 8th!


Have a great day everyone!


Supplies:
Leonie Pujol Folk Art Fun Stamp Set
Leonie Pujol Entwined Love Embossing Folder
Crafter's Companion Kraft Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Marker IG2, IG1, Blender
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Clear Overlay
Gemini Machine
Adhesive Tape
Collall All Purpose Glue
Distress Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Frayed Burlap
Ink Blending tools
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Clear Rhinestone
White Gel Pen

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Watercolored Three-Tier Gift Box

Howdy friends! I've got a really cool tutorial over on the Spectrum Noir Blog showing how to make this set of gift boxes.


I am super happy with how this turned out! I wanted it to look have the appearance of fancy three-tier cake with flowers cascading down the side. Nailed it!
 

 
I only used one Spectrum Aqua Marker to do the watercoloring! You could use any color you want and get great results! The stamp set I used is from Crafter’s Companion Sheena Douglass Groovin’ 60’s Collection – Bloomin’ Sixties. I love this set of flowers!


All the details and instructions with pictures for my Watercolor Three-Tier Gift Box are over on the Spectrum Noir Blog.

 Have fun creating!

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