Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Journals and Journaling

I love using the Sizzix EH Score Boards XL Journal Die.  This die cuts everything you need for a perfect sized journal album out of chipboard of any weight you choose. Shown here is the one I made using Graphic 45 "Flutter" papers and Tim Holtz large tags for page-pocket inserts. Each group of 3 pages is created from file folders and cardstock and are tied into the spine with elastic cording. Individual pages have pockets and fold out tags, waterfalls and journaling bands.  This Flutter Journal is ribbon tied for closure. Tip---make templates in Photoshop for photo matting and sizes so your recipient will see how their photo would look on the pages in the Journal and know what size to cut their pictures.  These journals are time-consuming, but SO much fun as you watch each page become its own style and its own fun in your book.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Finish with Sparkle

When a card needs just a little oomph---don't forget to finish it with holographic sticker lines.  This is a shaker card with Holographic Gold Lines #1004, from (as always) Pop-Ups-Etc around the edges.  These "lines" come in all colors and in all kinds of holographic options.  I buy a LOT of these and use them constantly.   Various sizes are on this card around the window, the matting and the edges and around The Shaker Pinpoint Window Frame  (MFT).  Little dots from another gold holographic line-sticker set are the centers of the butterflies bodies.   The DP is by SU and is used to for the side borders and the backing behind the shaker window. The pinpoint butterfly trio is by Memory Box (94279). Sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh and the Thank You sentiment is also from Pop Ups Etc  from Starform Various Greetings Stickers (Gold) #324. Silver and clear glitter Nuvo drops complete the card. Remember to dust the edges of the foam tape before you rmove the backing so that sequins and shaker pieces move freely behind your shaker window.

Starform Stickers: Dress 1053

This card was made with stickers from "Dress" a Starform Sticker #1053 Gold.  You can buy them at Pop-Ups Etc, and a generous 20% from 5/28 to 6/18 is being offered to you at Pop Ups Etc,  Just use code DRESS20 at checkout. 
This set is so versatile---perfect for a feminine birthday card, a wedding shower, or prom or graduation card. It contains rings, and necklaces gloves and fancy shoes, with unlimited possibilities for design.

The outline of the dress is pressed onto a white heat embossed watercolor paper using the "Ornate Background stamp (SSS101763) that has been colored using Artesa Watercolor Pencils and a waterbrush.  The font for the :Save The Date" font is Better Step, matching the color of the cardbase (a textured paper from my stash) 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Happy Birthday Gemini Sister

This card follows a tutorial for a Magic Envelope Card at Splitcoaststampers by Kelly Acheson.  The double sided DP is from Stampin Up.  The Stamp for the "stamp" is Push Here by Lawn Fawn, the Graphic Gemini Twin Sprites is by Mitzi Sato Wiuff,  colored with Prismacolor Pencils. The card is finished with copper sticker lines and sentiments from Pop Ups Etc and Wink of Stella.  The starburst die embossing is the Penny Black "Starry" die  embossed on white and Mint Macaron matting.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thank you to our PnP President

PnP Members and Friends of Clareene Forbes
(In Reene's Room)  SURPRISED her at the last meeting of the 
Spring--before we go into Summer SIGS (Special Interest Groups) for our
Papers N Pixels Club.  Our members wanted to surprise her and help her
get the machine of her dreams---a Brother Scan And Cut machine.
This is a little treasure box that holds two layers (and is thick enough to stack a lot of stuff into!)
The Top Layer holds all the thank you's from the sweet contributors to her 
surprise.  Traci, Jeanine, Cathy K,  Betsy K, Betsy R, Twyla, Kathy L, Barb G, Kat,  Heather Marilyn, and Linda T, Lydia and Me.
They are on rings and the rings are ringed to an O ring and ties with a turquoise ribbon
so she has a circle of thanks surrounding her always. And the bottom layer is big enough for fronts and backs for two sided projects she can cut with her new machine AND a Thank You Envelope with the generous gifts of her friends inside.

TO SHOW us how to make someting work and how to create only
HAPPY Mistakes
And to share your world of ALTERED ART projects.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Magic Envelope Card

Inside sentiment is SU Stamp from count my blessings
SU DP and Mint Macaron ink

Inside sentiment is
 "Life is about Moments--Create them---Don't wait for them"  
A stamp from Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen's digital kit "Celebrate Life".  

Both of these cards are fun fold cards that create expoloding envelopes from one sheet of double sided dp...they follow the cutting and folding guidelines presented at  Split Coat Stampers Tutorial by Kelly Acheson

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Bloomin May Birthdays

These cards are created with "Bloom" papers from Graphic 45, and Rose and Very Vanilla by SU, textured with "Weathered" embossing folder from Taylored Expressions. The cards are accented with Nuvo Ruby  Slippers drops, white POSCA pen, 3D Crystal Glaze, and a butterfly from the Spellbinders Papillion collection.  The Happy  Birthday  sentiment is a diecut from Curved Happy Birthday (Memory Box 99285)

Friday, May 10, 2019

Mother's Day Cards

I sent similar cards to My Daughter in Law and Daughter, and to my Sister.  BUT I forgot to take pictures of the cards before I mailed them!  This one is my DIL's  This background is so pretty. It's the stamped all over Flowers background that matches a series of Simon Says Stamps (Spring Flowers) that has been embossed with clear ink over rich distress oxide ink.  It's mounted on Mint Macaron paper  (SU), and the Sunflower is from Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers collection.

Thinking About You--Sunflower

This is one of several cards with this particular SU stencil and the black embossed (and Hero Arts inked) Simon Says Stamps Spring Flowers. Black vinyl borders are from POP-UPSEtc   (Starform #1004 Straight Lines) . The Thinking of You sentiment is from SU Thoughts an Prayers 2.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thank You Butterfly

The focal point of this card is one of Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies (661182) cut from black diamond paper and mounted on blended brushing  slightly textured white cardstock.  The colors for the bright blend are Hero Arts dye colors--Just Rust, Orange Soda, Butter Bar and Lemon Yellow.  The Thank you Stamp is from Memory Box Sentimental Iris (CO5202) stampset, and You're too Kind is from Whimsical Words --SU stampet.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A Graduation Lei

I had so much fun making this "money" graduation Lei for a 2019 Virgin Valley High School Graduate here in Mesquite.  It's hip-length long and features medallions with horseshoes on mirrors, Virgin Valley Mascot (Bulldog) and the School Coat of Arms on other medallions, beads and bills.
Happy Graduation Luis
It's been so much fun to know you for the past 11 years!  
Good Luck and May Your Dreams and Hopes for the  Future be alive and bright always,

Tim Holtz Intricate Lace Die

Tim Holtz Sizzix Intricate Lace Die ( #664181) over silver glimmer paper. 
The detailed lace is cut from Mint Macaron (SU) paper and adhered with the amazing  Ecstacy Crafts Sticky Specks adhesive.  The die should be cut ONLY on a CHROME PRECISION BASE  PLATE on your diecutting machine. (Mine is a Sizzix Chrome Plate)  It is too intricate for acrylic plates. (NOTE:  Once you use a die on a chrome plate you must never use it on a standard plate.  This is specific to Thinlits dies and important.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

You've Got this Well in Hand

This is a Surprise Spinner Card, created with Playing Card-themed stickers from POP-UPs Etc.  Playing Cards Starform Vinyl #1205) The card front is created with a card themed paper modified in Photoshop from Happy Graphics' Esty store. The sentiment is created in Photoshop and is the Alice in Wonderland Font that says:  "Great Work" ---- "You've got this Well in Hand" The card hand is a sticker adhered to a piece of acetate which is popped up from a piece of vellum popped up over the background.  All the card themed photoprints are edged in red and gold borders (Starform Vinyl #1004) The circle medallion on the inside spins to reveal a single card on one side and a card hand on the other as the medallion spins from red to white.  The 4.25" x 5.5" card is constructed on Neenah solar white 110# paper and it is VERY HEAVY.  Use a lighter weight paper when matting and doublematting a card with this many folds.  The inspiration was drawn from the Surprise Spinner Card tutorial by Jennifer Mc Guire.

SURPRISE Bonus for Priss Projects blog viewers.  There's a 20% discount on the wonderful Playing Cards series of stickers (#1205-#1207 and #1208 available to you exclusively at POP-UPsEtc.  Enter the Code  PRIS20 at checkout.  This discount can be used five times per customer and expires on JUNE 7, 2019.  

Monday, May 6, 2019

Saying Goodbye as a Precious Friend Moves

Though not very far away--- dear friends won't be just around the corner anymore!  This is a Surprise Window Spinner Card, with Gina K Wise Old Owls and owl sentiments;  They're colored with copics, watercolors and glitter pens.  The papers are created in Photoshop orignal (recolored) design by Karen Schulz (in This is Me April) to match Mint Macaron paper....which doesn't show up color true in the web-photo.   The Circle window is cut from "smile" --a shaker circle die by Pretty Pink Posh.  The friend's sentiment is from a stamp I can't find---or identify, so I recreated it in matching colors for the backside of the card in Photoshop.  The tutorial for the Surprise Spinner Card is by Jennifer McGuire.
(I found the sentiment stamp:  "Friends hold each other's hopes  in their hearts" is from Iris stampset by Memory box)

Grad Cards---Class of 2019

Text for grad is generally something like this:  
Congratulations on your Graduation Day
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, 
but also dream,
not only plan, 
but also believe.”
Go confidently toward your dreams! 
Best wishes 
good luck at NAU

This card--and one HERE  is created with Congratulations sentiment created in Photoshop for the Hero Arts Ribbon Messages stamp and cut set. Cap and Gown paper is created in Photoshop, and Congratulations paper is an American Crafts product.  The diecut diploma and Cap are dies by Cheery Lynn Designs--graduation set. School color paper colors are SU Garden Green and Real Red. Sticker borders are from Pop Ups Etc.  Starform line sets.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Happy First Wedding Annniversary---Ross and Bri

This first anniversary card for our grandson and his wife is created on silver shimmer cardstock, white matte cardstock and diamond paper.  The Happy Anniversary Tag is made in Photoshop using the Better Step font  and using the Hero Arts Ribbon Message Stamp N Cut dieset. Cut once on Vellum, Cut again on Photo Paper.  The triple stacked outline heart is Memory Box's La Rue heart.  Their Wedding Anniversary is May 11th.

Friday, May 3, 2019

A Surprise Spinner Card

A friend came over to play today and we made spinner cards.  This one is created with a spring flowers embossing folder on the front  and inside side panels. Two diecuts of the gorgeous Hero Arts Garden Fancy die were used.   Two of the three butterflies from the Memory Box Colette Butterfly branch were cut from diamond glitter paper.   The inside of the Garden Fancy elements are colored in glitter pens. The front Garden Fancy is spritz with Tusinko Shimmer spray. and the Happy Birthday to Yo sentiment stamp was stamped in black amalgum ink (Gina K) and came from one of my many Owl stampsets.

Happy Birthday Gianna

This card is created using Simon Says Stamp Floral Mixed Background stamp black heat embossed on SU Garden Green cardstock. The artpice is created using flowers and leaves from the coordinating Spring Flowers stampset.  The font is PW Dotted, and the tiny butterflies are SU embosslits.