Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tombow Design Team Post

I have decided to try out for the Tombow, they have fabulous products and I love working with them.

Here are my projects that show off my work.

Scrapbook Page

Just For Fun Card

Halloween Fun

Banner I Made For My Son's Wedding - It Was Also Used For Their Japanese Reception, I also make the bride and groom dolls and the bridal gown and tuxedo favor boxes.

Decorated Stacking Boxes

Spring House
Shrink Plastic Project

Just for fun

The other day I decided that I didn't have enough crafty responsibilities on my plate so just for fun I pulled out my Darcie's "Enjoy the Little Things" shrink plastic set. This set came with a CD with the image files on it and 4 sheets of shrink plastic, it is all pre-colored.


First you choose an image from the CD then print it onto the shrink plastic, cut the image out leaving a bit of white showing. If you want to add any hangy items you have to punch the hole before you shrink the items.
Shrink per package directions (first I did the biggest piece all by itself because different sized pieces take different amounts of time to shrink). After the plastic cooled I layered my images, added jewels to the flower centers and a clip to the bottom of the main piece and top of the red flower. Then I added another clip to the bottom of the red flower and threaded the key and jewel onto it.
I didn't take a picture of the back but there are 3 round magnets on the back, it can hang from any metal surface you choose to put it on.
Very fun and easy to do. I wish I had bought more of the shrink plastic at the time, this was 1 of my purchases at the last Great Lakes Mega Meet I was able to attend before moving to Arizona.
I also used this shrink plastic to make a, "If you need a babysitter" magnet that my sister requested as she wanted it as a gift to give to her pastor's wife for her baby shower.
For this one I used my Circuit and Baby Steps cartridge to cut the pieces then I used colored pencils to color them and then I shrank them. The printing on the white piece was done with my printer before I cut out the business card sized (after shrinking) piece. 


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween Mini Book Made With A Snack Bag Wrapper

Good morning everyone. Today's project is a bit different, I used a Halloween Snack Bag Wrapper to create a mini Halloween book. I pulled out some old Halloween pics of my son to create this.

First I printed the Printable from Ewe-N-Me Printables and cut it out, then I picked out some scraps from my stash to create the pages and trimmed them to fit inside. I cut 6 pages, making them a little smaller than the area inside the wrapper.

Then I punched the holes for the binding wire using my Cinch Book Binder. It's important to do this step before adding your pictures/embellishments so that you don't inadvertently place something in the way of where you want the holed punched.
I decorated my pages and did the binding with my Cinch.

Adhere the back page of the mini book to the inside back of the Snack Bag Wrapper.
Use a decorative paper clip to hold book closed.

This was fast and easy to make and is a perfect little book to send my son, his wife loves pictures of David when he was young.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

HIMCR #171 - Any Holiday!

 HIMCR #171 - Any Holiday!
The sponsor is A Day for Daisies!

The giveaway is a $12 gift certificate to A Day for Daisies!

I choose this sweet Native American image to create a Thanksgiving card.

Image from: A Day For Daisies
Cardstock (mine was all scraps, including the card base)
Corner Chomper
Zva Creative Bling - CRB-04CB-113
Colored pencils
Foam pads
3" Xyron sticker maker
Print and color image, fussy cut then run through the Xyron sticker maker and adhere to a piece of Kraft paper. Do another fussy cut. Card measures 5.25" wide x 6.5" high when folded. Chomp the corners, add your ribbon, bling and image, use foam pads for the image. I used my printer to print the sentiment on vellum, layered it onto a piece of cream cardstock then onto a piece of Kraft and added some pearls and attached to card with foam pads.

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.

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


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.
Spinning Out of Control image from: Creative Bug on the Loose
Black and very light grey cardstock.
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.
    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
    This month's Imagine That Image and sentiment
    Imagine That digital pink glitter paper
    Zva Creative bling
    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:
    Waterfall Card
    By Sue Kracker 
    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
    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: 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