Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tutorial: Gina K & Spectrum Noir Tutorial

Hi Friends!  Up for a quick and easy tutorial for Gina K Designs & Spectrum Noir?   Here's an easy way to put some POP on a card with just TWO MARKERS!  I used the new Stamp TV Kit called Flowers & Frames along with the TB1 and TB3 Spectrum Noir Markers.

NOTE: This wildly popular kit is currently out of stock, but don't worry, it will be available very soon!

Step 1: Stamp both sizes of five-petal flowers with white pigment ink and heat emboss them with either clear or white embossing powder.  Trim them with the coordinating dies in the kit.

Step 2: On the small flower, color each petal with the Spectrum Noir Marker TB1.

Step 2: Add accents to each petal with the TB3 Spectrum Noir Marker.
Step 3: Using the TB1 Marker, go over the entire petal again to blend the colors.

Step 4: Repeat the same steps on the larger flower.  This time I colored each petal separately since the flower is slightly larger because I wanted to make sure the ink stayed wet to make blending easier.

 Step 5: To change the color of the background on this gorgeous paper from the Stamp TV Kit, I used the chisel tip on the TB1 Marker to transform it from white to blue so it would match the Powder Blue cardstock that comes with the kit.

Here's a close up of my flowers and patterned paper transformation.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

TE: Die Focus Pegboard with Pockets & Pages

Hey There Friends!  Today I'm using the Taylored Expressions Pegboard Die for my die focus project and decided to use it a bit differently on my Pockets & Pages layout.    

I trimmed the die using TE Premium Cardstock in Toffee and then added the Cherry Pop hearts from the Little Bits - Love Confetti die.  I attached the hearts in a heart pattern ~ I think it turned out super sweet.  I also used the Pegboard Die to emboss the long panel on the left side.  I thought the texture it added was fun.

my two sweeties...

Taylored Expressions Supplies:

Monday, May 18, 2015

Create-A-Card Pop Out Card

 Hi Peeps!  Hope you had a great weekend!  I've been crazy busy preparing for my daughter's graduation, but wanted to pop in today to share another project I made for the HSN segments that Sara Davies presented last week.  It was super fun to see my work on TV.

This card is a pop out tri-fold card the Create-A-Card Kaleidoscope of Butterflies die.

I used the extra center piece on the front of the card.

Have a great Monday!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Gina K Tutorial: Watercolored Die Cuts

Hi Friends!  Today I thought I'd try something a little bit different using some new dies from Gina K Designs along with my Spectrum Aqua Markers.    The dies are from the new wildly popular kit called Flowers & Frames.  {Note: it is currently out of stock; however, there are more due in by the end of May}.  Here's how I made this card...

Step 1: Gather supplies - watercolor paper, Spectrum Aqua Markers (Navy, Teal, Peacock Blue) and a waterbrush.   Add some Spectrum Aqua colors to a palette and  paint color on to the watercolor paper.

{Note: I was experimenting and had embossed the watercolor paper before starting. I didn't end up liking the result of the lattice and changed directions}

Step 2: Once the entire sheet is colored, add color here here and there to fill in any spots until you have the desired look.

Step 3: Using the flower dies from the kit, trim several from the watercolor paper & then emboss them with an embossing folder.  {Note: these were originally embossed with a lattice folder; however, I didn't like the larger pattern and embossed them again with a polka-dot folder ~ see photo of finished project.}

Step 4: Using Spectrum Aqua Markers Sea Green and Bud Green, add colors to a piece of watercolor paper and trim with the leaf die.

Here is a close up of the finished flowers.

Enjoy your day & thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Crafter's Companion on HSN ~ Tri-Fold Card

Hi Everyone!  Today I'm sharing another project I made for the HSN segments that Sara Davies presented on Monday.  It was super fun to see my work on TV.

This card is a tri-fold card where you use 3 die cut images, score them down the middle and glue them together.  I used the Create-A-Card Kaleidoscope of Butterflies die on my card.  For this card you need to use a die where the center will line up perfectly with the other side.

here is another view...

A few pics of my projects on TV

Super fun!
Have a Great Day!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Crafter's Companion: HSN Tall Gift Bag

Hi Friends!  Yesterday, Sara Davies from Crafter's Companion did multiple segments on the Home Shopping Network (HSN).  The US Design Team created dozens of projects for the various segments and today I have another project that I contributed.

This tall gift bag features the fabulous The Big Score along with the 12"x 18" Indulgence Double Sided Paper Pack (HSN Exclusive).

Pictured below is the 12" x 18" scoring template I used for the gift bag and it is super easy to make!

Step 1: Place the 12" side along the left side of The Big Score, scored the cardstock at 7 1/2".

Step 2: Flip the paper around to the other short side and score at 7 1/2"

Step 3: Place the 18" side of the cardstock along the left side of The Big Score, score at 3" and 9" all the way down the cardstock.

Step 4: Using scissors, trim the flaps (as shown in the photo below) and fold/burnish all of the score marks.

Step 5: Add a strong adhesive on the small middle pieces and one of the long pieces on each side.  Then simply fold the sides of the gift bag together lining up the edges to the score marks on the other long flaps.

Step 6: Add a handle, ribbon and embellishments.

Side View with handle and embellishments added.

Check out the Crafter's Companion Facebook Page for the HSN schedule and lots of other fun projects.  Also check out the Crafter's Companion US HSN Pinterest Board for loads of inspiration.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Crafter's Companion on HSN today!

Hi Friends!  Today I'm super excited because Sara Davies from Crafter's Companion is doing multiple segments on the Home Shopping Network (HSN).  The US Design Team has been hard at work creating dozens and dozens of projects for the various segments.  I'm so proud of the work this team put together.

One of my projects is for the Die'sire Create-A-Card dies & The Big Score.  This is the Daisy Dreams Create-A-Card die and I used it to make a box lid.  Then I made the box base with Kraft Cardstock.

Check out the Crafter's Companion Facebook Page for the HSN schedule and lots of other fun projects.  Also check out the Crafter's Companion US HSN Pinterest Board for loads of inspiration.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Crafter's Companion on HSN.... YIPEE!

Hi Friends and TGIF!!!!  Super excited that this coming Monday, May 11th, Sara Davies will be back on HSN and will share loads of great Crafter's Companion products with viewers.  The US design team has been hard at work creating dozens of special projects for the various segments!    

top view...

and a side view...

There will be loads more to share starting this weekend on the Crafter's Companion Facebook Page.

Crafter's Companion Supplies:
The Big Score
Elegance Paper Pack - 12x18 double sided (HSN Exclusive)
Die'sire Decorative Die - Chantilly Lace Stamping Frame
Stamps - Sentimentals Love is All You Need

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Taylored Expressions May Release!

Today is the day for the Taylored Expressions May Release!  All of the fun products you've seen this week are up on the website and ready to ship!  WOOOHOOO!

The card I have today is one of my favorites from this week's release projects.  I am featuring lots of new products you've seen this week ~ Little Bits Flag die along with the Starry Nights Cutting Plate, the Of Thee I Sing Stamp Set and the Summer Night 6x6 Patterned Paper Pack.  {links below}

Make sure you hop around today and see all of the amazing creations from the team ~ they are spectacular as always!!!  You can find a full list of designers sharing projects over on the Taylored Expressions Blog.

God Bless America Supplies:

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