Saturday, October 18, 2014

HIMCR #170 - Embossing With Paper Temptress



HIMCR #170 - Embossing!

Any kind of embossing! Dry or Wet, folder or stylus
The sponsor is PaperTemptress
 

 
The giveaway is a $25 gift certificate to Paper Temptress
 
I made this for my friend Dawn from: Designs By Dragonfly I met Dawn over on the Cricut Blog, we were both doing projects for the Extreme Fonts contest. Dawn encouraged me to start a blog and guided me through the process. We always comment on each other's new projects in bloggy land. If Dawn hadn't encouraged me, I would still be stuck on the Cricut Blog doing not much of anything, I have learned a whole lot since starting my own blog and will always be grateful to Dawn for her help and encouragement. Thank you Dawn.
 
I had a lot of fun with this week's challenge, I did all forms of embossing, dry, wet and stylus. The Paper Temptress papers are so beautiful, I love working with them.
 
Yellow paper was dry embossed using my eBosser and Delicate Dots folder.

Sentiment was wet embossed using Versa Ink and red embossing powder. I did this on the Paper Temptress Silk Silver Luster paper.

I pulled out my Fiskar's ScrapBoss and embossed the red paper with my stylus. The butterfly was cut using my Cuttlebug and embossed with my eBosser.

Recipe:
This was all done with Paper Temptress scraps:
Black: Epic Black Clasic Linen
Redish: Flame Mica/Metallic
Yellow: Gold Mica/Metallic
Orange: Flame Mica/Metallic
White: Silk Luster Text
The papers all have a shimmer of their own and are very heavy duty.
Cuttlebug and butterfly die/embossing folder set.
eBosser and Delicate Dots folder
Fiskar's ScrapBoss
Zva Creative bling (black pearl swirl)
Sequins, pearls, twine
Adhesives
 
 
 


 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Halloween Cards using Bookmarks

Today I have some Halloween cards I made using the, "Halloween Bookmarks" Printables file. You get 2 of each bookmark, 4 on a page.

 
I printed the file onto cream colored cardstock, cut them out and used them as a pattern to cut out chipboard (I used an empty cereal box for chipboard) to add some rigidness to them. I used both copies of the bookmarks putting the chipboard in between them.
 
 
I added an eyelet at the top and added a piece of twine to the eyelet. I frayed a piece of burlap and added it to my card base, the cards measure 4 1/2" wide x 7" tall when folded. The burlap measures 3" wide x 7" tall. I adhered the burlap to the card face with double sided tape and the bookmark to the burlap with foam pads.
 
 
I also added twine and a button to the folded side and jewels to the opening side. They were fun and easy to make and I'm sure that my snail mail pals are going to love them.
 
Sue Kracker
 
 
 

Creative Bug on the Loose Challenge #6 Midway Post

It's time for the Creative Bug on the Loose #6 Midway post. This time I had the, "Spinning Out of Control" image to work with.

 
 
I fell in love with this guy as soon as I saw him, this is such a cute image. You are no longer required to use a Creative Bug Digital SnapShot image in your project, but we would sure love it if you do. As an extra incentive, if you do use a CBD image you can enter as many cards/projects as you like, otherwise you are limited to three entries.
 
For this challenge we want to see a Halloween project with texture of some sort on it. You can achieve this through embossing or adding material or adding embellishments with texture, or some other manner. However you do it, three must be texture that we could actually feel if we had your project in front of us. If we can't visibly see texture, your creation won't qualify for the prize.
 
 
I achieved my texture by running my card base thought my eBosser with my Delicate Dots embossing folder. I also added a piece of burlap to the card and added a few embellishments to it.
 
Recipe:
Spinning Out of Control image from: Creative Bug on the Loose
Black and very light grey cardstock.
Vellum
Burlap
Embellishments
 
Print image on the grey cardstock and again on the vellum. Layer them together matching lines and spiders, add a few sparklies and an insect or two.
Run black cardstock through embosser and adhere spider layers to card base.
Fray the burlap (mine was a scrap), add embellishments and adhere to card front.
Add a few sparklies to a corner or two.
 

Five digital images from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for a person chosen in a random draw based on all eligible entrants.
  • An additional prize of three images will be presented to a random winner who has used a CBD image in their project.  In theory, that means that if you use a CBD image, you could win a total of eight images!
  • A top three will also be chosen (as long as there are a minimum of seven people entering). Each person in the top three will also get to choose an image from the store.
  • Additional prizes may be added, you just never know! 

  • Hop on over to: Creative Bug on the Loose we would love to have you play along.



     

    Saturday, October 11, 2014

    HIMCR #169 - Super Scraps Saturday



    HIMCR #169 - Super Scraps Saturday!

    Use Scraps and image from The Paper Shelter
     


    The sponsor is The Paper Shelter

    The giveaway is a $20 gift certificate to The Paper Shelter!
     
    Scraps, scraps, scraps..........I used all scraps for this I still have a zillion more scraps but it was great getting 2 big ones out of my way.
     
     

    Isn't this little aviator guy cute? The background paper is also from The Paper Shelter.
     
    Recipe:
     
    Images from The Paper Shelter
    Cardstock, I used blue to layer the images and rust for the card base.
    Ribbon, buttons, twine (all from my stash)
    Adhesives, foam pads
    Photo paper
     
    I printed the image and background paper onto photo paper. I layered them onto the blue cardstock and adhered the aviator panel to the background paper with foam pads.
    Add the ribbon and buttons, I printed the sentiment with my printer onto vellum and layered the vellum onto a piece of blue cardstock, a scrap from my scraps.
     

     

    Sunday, October 5, 2014

    Imagine That October - Let's Squash Cancer Challange

    This month's challenge over at Imagine That is a very special one and the image is perfect.


    Let's Squash Cancer
     
    Recipe:
     
    This month's Imagine That Image and sentiment
    Imagine That digital pink glitter paper
    Cardstock
    Zva Creative bling
    Sequins
    Joy Foam pads
    Colored pencil (or whatever you like to color with)
     
    Print image and a sheet of pink glitter paper, color around the image and sentiment. Fussy cut the image, I also cut the sentiment out to fit on my card. Score and fold cardstock, mine is a whole sheet of 8 1/2" x 11", I printed the pink digital paper to, "fit page" because I wanted it bigger than the standard 6" x 6" it wanted to print at.
    Adhere pink glitter paper to front of card base, add bling, adhere image and sentiment with foam pads. Add some sequins, jewels, whatever you wish.
     
    I'm entering this card into these challenges:
     
     
     
     

    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    HIMCR #168 - Halloween Colors


     HIMCR #168 - Halloween Colors!

    Just use whatever you consider Halloween colors and it doesn't have to be a Halloween project! :)
     


     The sponsor is Stamp & Create
     

     
    The giveaway is a $20 gift certificate to Stamp & Create!
     
    I was feeling rather crafty this week so I cam up with 2 projects.




    The, "Trick or Treat" box started with a file from: Graciellie Design. I am a snail mailer so and this is a prefect gift for my pals. It was very easy to do, you get the box, notecards and envelopes all in 1 file.
     
     
    This is such a beautiful design and perfect for Halloween colors. I printed the box along with 6 each of the notecards and envelopes then I cut them all out, inked my edges and assembled the cards and box.
    Add a ribbon and tag, the tag is from Cricut's Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2, the, "Trick or Treat" is from October 31, I only used the negatives from the cut. I also sprayed the cardstock with some Tattered Angels Tattered Leather spray. Added a flower from my stash and was done.





     

    Then I moved on to the Waterfall Card.
     

    I have done a little tutorial for you, if you don't understand a step, please email me at: suek86401@gmail.com
     
    Waterfall Card
    By Sue Kracker 
    Tutorial 
    Supplies:
    Cardstock – neutral, colored for base and scraps of 4 different colors
    Chipboard – an empty cereal box works perfect
    Glimmer mist – Tattered Leather and Yellow
    Scoring board and paper trimmer
    Brads, paper punch
    Adhesives
    Images, sentiment 
    I don’t have any Halloween stamps so I cut some images with my Cricut, you can either stamp and color your images or cut them.
    1.    Spray your cardstock, I used Tattered Leather on the neutral and Yellow on the colored.
    2.    After the papers dry it’s time to cut –
    Cut the neutral Cardstock in the following measurements: 5 ¼” x 8 (1), 1 7/8” x 1 7/8” (4).
    Cut the scraps of colors to measure 2” x 2” and the base color in the following measurements: 5 ½” x 4 ¼” (1), 9” x 2” (1), ¾” x 4” (1). 


    3.    Fold the largest piece of neutral colored stock in half so that it now measures 5 ¼” x 4”. Cut chipboard a little smaller than cardstock and adhere to both sides so the chipboard is in between the layers like a sandwich.
    4.    Ink all edges. Stamp and color images or add cut images to the 1 7/8” squares of neutral cardstock, layer them on top of the 2” squares.
    5.    Score the 9 x 2 strip starting at one end of the strip; score at: 2”, 2 ¾”, 3 ½” and 4 ¼” so that it looks like this then fold along the scored lines so that it looks like this:
     
    6.    Attach the ¾” x 4” strip to front of card, I used brads, some people use eyelets. I filled the tops of my brads with glue before inserting into the holes and let dry before moving on. You don’t want to glue or tape the strip down, you want to be able to slip the, “waterfall” into it.
    7.    Attach your first image to the bottom 2” x 2” space of the 9” x 2” long strip, attach the next image to the next scored section, do the same with the last 2 images. BE SURE TO ONLY ATTACH THE TOP PART OF THE LAST 3 IMAGES TO THE STRIP.
    8.    Slip bottom of the 9” x 2” strip under the ¾” x 4” strip, adhere BOTTOM ONLY of the first image to the front of the ¾” x 4” strip.
    9.    Gently pull the strip that lays UNDER the ¾” x 4” piece, your top pieces should cascade behind as shown in the pictures. Decide where you want your sentiment and add it to the strip. Add either a brad and tab or an eyelet and piece of ribbon to bottom so that the recipient can pull the strip down.
    10.                    Attach the finished top of the card to the biggest piece of colored cardstock, I used very thin foam pads as the brads caused a hump. 

    As you pull the bottom of the tab out, the images you added should, "cascade" behind the front of the long strip.

     
     
    I added some stickles to the evil pumpkin's eyes for a more sinister look.

    Please feel free to contact me at: suek86401@gmail.com if you don't understand a step and I will do my best to explain it to you. It really isn't hard at all, it's actually fairly easy.

    Entering the stationary set only in this challenge:


    Add A Little Dazzle #45
     
     

     
     

    Friday, October 3, 2014

    My Ewe-N-Me Printables debut project

    Hi, today is my first Ewe-N-Me Printables design team post. I decided to go with Scarecrow Printable Recipe Cards. My recipes are all over the place and I really need to organize them by season, these will be my Autumn/Fall recipes. I started by printing several copies of the file onto white cardstock then I cut them out.

    I cut a recipe box with my Cricut using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More2 cartridge using cream cardstock. When we lived in Michigan my fav fall activity was going to the cider mill for fresh cider, donuts and apples. I would turn the apples into a variety of different side dishes.

     
    I lined the entire box with my brand of chipboard, an empty cereal box, cutting each piece of chipboard a little smaller than the area it was applied to.
     
     
    This adds strength to the box and helps it to hold it's shape for a long time to come.
     
    I also cut dividers using my From My Kitchen cartridge.
     
     
    Then I decorated the outside of the box with ribbon (I attached the ribbon before assembling the box), cut a banner and added, "fall", punched some leaves of various colors and attached them to the box.
     
     
    The Autumn/Fall theme of these recipe cards is perfect for my fav Autumn/Fall recipes. Now that we live in Arizona here it is the beginning of October and we are still running the air conditioner.
     
     
    Sue Kracker
     
     

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Creative Bug on the Loose Challange #6 - Goosebumps


    I am so excited, today is my debut as a Design Team Member for Creative Bug on the Loose.

     
    Now to start our new Challenge, we have a new rule, you are no longer required to use a Creative Bug Digital SnapShot image in your project, but we would sure love it if you do. As an extra incentive, if you do use a CBD image you can enter as many cards/projects as you like, otherwise you are limited to three entries.
     
    I got to play with the, "Spookster" image, this guy is so cute I had a lot of fun playing with him.
     
     
    If you celebrate Halloween or Samhein, you know that the witching hour will soon be upon us. For this challenge we want to see a Halloween project with texture of some sort on it. You can achieve this through embossing or adding material or adding embellishments with texture, or some other manner. However you do it, three must be texture that we could actually feel if we had your project in front of us. If we can't visibly see texture, your creation won't qualify for the prize.
     
    I achieved adding texture to my project by mounting the colored image onto a piece of burlap then adding an embossed layer behind it, I used my Darcie, "Stripe Background) folder, I ran it through my eBosser.
     
    Recipe:
    Spookster image from: Creative Bug on the Loose
    Black, Kraft and cream cardstock
    Burlap
    Colored pencils
    Embellishments
     
    I printed my image onto the cream cardstock. Fray the burlap and adhere the image to it
    Emboss the black cardstock and adhere to front of Kraft card base. Adhere burlap to top of black cardstock and add embellishments.
     
    • Five digital images from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for a person chosen in a random draw based on all eligible entrants.
    • An additional prize of three images will be presented to a random winner who has used a CBD image in their project.  In theory, that means that if you use a CBD image, you could win a total of eight images!
    • A top three will also be chosen (as long as there are a minimum of seven people entering). Each person in the top three will also get to choose an image from the store.
    • Additional prizes may be added, you just never know! 
    Hop on over to: Creative Bug on the Loose we would love to have you play along.
     
     
    




     
     
     

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    HIMCR #167 - Any Holiday

    HIMCR #167 - Any Holiday!

    The sponsor is Scrapper's Delights


    The giveaway is 3 images, winner's choice from Scrapper's Delights!

     
    Recently I've discovered pre-colored digi stamps and am really enjoying using them, they really come in handy when you are in a hurry to finish up a project.
     
     
    


    Recipe:

    Digi image from Scraper's Delights
    The stripped and holly papers were printed with my Cricut Imagine.
    Cardstock for a shadow under the printed image.
    Stickles, Glossy Accents
    Pearls, Imaginisce jewel setter tool and a few  Imaginisce jewels
    Ribbon
    Action Wobble
    I printed the sentiment with my printer
    Corner rounder
     
    Card base (stripped paper) measures  5.5" tall x 6" wide, the holly layer measures 4.5" tall x  4.5" wide, I rounded the corners on both of them. I added a scrap of green polka dot paper then layered my ribbon on top of that and adhered the finished strip to my holly layer wrapping ribbon to other side. Then attach holly layer to stripped card base.
    Do a fussy cut of Santa, I added a bit of a green background to mine then cut a piece of red cardstock a little bigger around than the image and I layered them together.
    Add some Glossy accents to a few of the white areas, I did it on Santa's hat, moustache, glove, jacket trim. After that dried I added some Stardust Stickles to the remaining white areas except the beard. I did his eyebrows, sleeve and leg cuffs. It doesn't show very well in the picture.
    Add sentiment (I layered mine with the same paper that is under the ribbon.
    I attached Santa with an Action Wobble which is also very hard to show how cute they are with a picture.
    Adhere 3 pearls to bottom corner of stripped card base and 3 Imaginisce jewels to opposite top corner of holly layer.
     
    WOBBLE!!!!

     
    The Wobble spring adds some dimension also.

     

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    Add A Little Dazzle #43

    It is really hard for me to think, "fall" as we are still in the 90's here in northwest Arizona. I have to draw from my memories of living in the frigid north most of my life. I wanted to take part in the Add A Little Dazzle challenge this week so I did my best to think, "chilly".


    Recipe:
    Cardstock
    Burlap
    Ribbon
    Craft metal
    Flower and leaf punches/dies
    Zva Bling
    Flocking, Stickles, sequins, pearls/jewels

    My card measures 5.5" tall x 8.5" wide when folded, I ran my cardstock through my eBosser with the Dotted Elegance embossing folder.

    I frayed the burlap and covered with some Tim Holtz Distress Stain, I used the Peeled Paint color. You have to fray the burlap first or you will get bare spots if you color then fray.
    I used my Spellbinders daisy dies to cut and dry emboss the flowers, then I distressed with my Imaginisce distresser tool.

    Add your ribbon and bling then adhere the burlap to the card face and decorate with your flowers, leaves, sequins, etc.

    I printed the sentiment with my printer and layered onto a scrap of Kraft paper then I added a few pearls to the corner.

    I'm entering this card into this challenge:

    Add A Little Dazzle #43