How to make a St Patricks Day Lady ATC

Since St. Patricks is just around the corner I wanted to share a project. How to make a St Patricks Day Lady ATC. Using the Calico Collage St Patrick’s Digital Images. And some Rinea Foil.

How to make a St Patricks Day Lady ATC

Here is a list of items used for the St Patricks Day Lady ATC:
Calico Collage St Patrick’s Digital Images
Rinea Foil – Gold
Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink
Shamrock Cut on Silhouette
Xyron
Blending Tool
Dymo Label Maker with black label
Green Card Stock cut to 2.5 in. x 3.5 in.
Punch Bunch Flower Punch
McGill Stylus
Fun Foam
Aleene’s Tacky White Glue

How to make a St Patricks Day Lady ATC

Very simple to make this St Patricks Day Lady ATC.

Select a lady from the Calico Collage St Patrick’s Digital Images and cut to size. Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and a Blending tool to add color around the edges. This also hides the cut white paper edge.

Use the Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink and blending tool on the edge of the Green Card Stock cut to 2.5 in. x 3.5 in.

Layer the St Patrick’s Day Lady on the green card stock with Aleene’s Tacky White Glue.

Blend the edges of the Shamrock with Brutus Monroe Jurassic Ink. Place in Xyron Sticker maker then adhere to lady.

Use the Punch Bunch flower punch on the Rinea Foil – Gold. Next place the flower on the Fun Foam and use the McGill Stylus to cup into a flower.

Add a small dot of glue in the center of the Shamrock then place the flower.

Type out the words “Kiss Me” on the Dymo Label Maker with black label. Adhere to the ATC.

How to make a St Patricks Day Lady ATC

Here is a video on How to make a St Patricks Day Lady ATC:

These ladies are sure to make someone green with envy. Pick up the set today and make your own St Patrick’s Day Lady ATC.

How to make a St Patricks Day Lady ATC

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How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal

Sharing How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal using the Calico Collage Simply Spring digital papers and of course some paper bags. When I got this digital sheet set it made me long for spring. So I thought it only fitting to make a journal with the set.

Here is a list of some of the supplies used in the Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal:
Calico Collage Simply Spring Digital Papers and Fairy Forest Digital Images
Three Paper Bags
Hole Punch
Ribbon and Canvas Corp Brands Waxed Cotton Cord to tie pages together
My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus papers, use all of the scraps.
Four sheets of 12 in. x 12 in. Card stock for mini journal books
Scraps of coordinating cardstock
Stapler
Brutus Monroe: Detail ink – Raven and Sea
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Tumbled Glass
Silhouette cuts: Words welded using the Samantha Font.
Some People Clear Stamp
Be Strong Clear Stamp
Autumn Leaves Half Sheet Clear Stamp, Billboard
Making Memories Rummage Magnetic stamp alphabet
Stampendous Cliboard Bracket SSC630
Post Modern Design Passion Slab word Stamps
B-Line Flourish Stamp
Xyron Sticker maker
Butterfly Dies
Stampin Up Top Note Die
Acrylic Paint: Teal and White
Aleen’s Tacky Glue

Once the paper bags were selected and folded these were bound with ribbon and CCB cord. Measured to make sure of cuts of scrapbook papers.

Cut up the Calico Collage Simply Spring digital papers then select images to use in journal.

Lay out all of the papers in the order you want them to appear in the book. It is much easier to do this up front so that you get the look you want.

Die cut the Stampin Up Top Note Die and paint with Teal and White Acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. Once dry Stamp with Notebook lines stamp.

Words were cut with Silhouette using the Samantha font. Make sure to weld the letters together so that you will have a whole word not individual letters. Welding the letters makes it so much easier to place, trust me I know from experience.

Use Brutus Monroe: Detail ink – Raven and Sea and Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Tumbled Glass to finish the edges of papers and to stamp when needed.

Assemble book.

Here is a video of the whole process of making the Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal. I worked on this for about a day trying to decide how I wanted this book to look.

Now that you know How to make a Spring Paper Bag Junk Journal, I hope you will make a few to enjoy or share with someone.

This completed journal is for sale in my shop.

Feel free to ask questions, I’m very willing to help.

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Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

I made a Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit. This kit is so beautiful I just had to make another journal using these papers. Many of the pages can be used outside of Valentines and I know I’ll be printing more of these for other projects.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

For this journal I decided to make the journal out of 11 in. x 17 in. card stock folded into thirds with pockets. There are lots of tutorials out there on how to make a journal like this so I won’t take the time to explain. But if you are interested I’ll make a follow up post.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

Once I had the pages defined I started distressing the papers and adding each of the printed images or scrap papers to the pages.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

Every page has something added. Either it has a pocket or a tuck spot. All kinds of places to add notes or photos. Lots of little bits to write love notes or memories.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

My thought was this would be a great journal to write love notes to that one that you love and give it to them. What fun would they have going through each page looking at each item. They could enjoy seeing the beautiful papers and seeing what you add to the book.

Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

Here is a list of some of the items used:
Calico Collage Valentines Love Journal Kit
Calico Collage Vintage Valentines
Calico Collage Romantic Lovers
Prima Paper Flowers
Lace
Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Pages from an old book
Scraps of paper
Corner Rounder
Silhouette Cameo 3
Scissors
Paper Cutter
Aleens White Glue
Glitter Paint
Twine
Scraps of Burlap
Tag Punch
Paper Clip Embellishments
Hand made Papers

A flip through video shows all of the pages and the items added.

This video is a process video that shows how the book was made. It took over 3 hours to make this journal. Actually more as some of the time was planning on how to create the journal.

I really enjoyed making this Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit. There will be more journals offered in my shop so keep coming back to see what I have created.

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Valentine Junk Journal Using Calico Collage Journal Kit

 

Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas

A Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas project. Little paper roses fill a mini 3 in. x 3 in. canvas. Rinea foil, Brutus Monroe ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Sizzix die, and a Silhouette image were used to create this Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas.

Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas

Being on the Rinea Design Team gives me the advantage of getting to play with beautiful foil paper. For this project I chose silver, light pink and mint green foils.

The Sizzix Bigz Die – Flowers, 3-D by Beth Reames was used to cut the flowers. Rolling the flowers with a quilling tool makes the flowers come together easily.

Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas

Used Brutus Monroe Sea Chalk ink around the edges of the canvas and swiping a little across the top as well. Then a few spritz of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – True Turquoise and Iridescent Gold coat the canvas to give a beautiful shimmer.

Recently I acquired a new wreath die and used this to cut the mint card stock. The wreath was adhered with hot glue.

A pink scrap of card stock cut with the Silhouette Love image. Cut at 3 in. Adhered with a light glue.

Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas

I arranged the roses around the canvas and adhered with hot glue. I just love how this little canvas turned out.

Here is a video of the whole process.

The Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas is a beautiful mini canvas that would be perfect gift for Valentines or even for Mothers day.

Who would you give this Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas to?

Love Roses Mixed Media Canvas

Hobby Lobby & Michaels Haul & I made a Stencil

Hobby Lobby & Michaels Haul & I made a Stencil. I did a bad thing as my husband would say. I went shopping. Mainly because I had a gift card and because I wanted to get some items for my Happy Planner.

Hobby Lobby & Michaels Haul & I made a Stencil

Boy was I lucky that I went shopping! While at Hobby Lobby I found a Happy Planner 9 hole punch for $17.99. I was going to go to Michaels and purchase the one they offer but it was $39.99. So I figured I saved money even if I have to make two punches for an 8.5 in. x 11 in. page. It was worth saving the money.

Since I didn’t have to use a 40% off coupon to get the punch I did pick up a package of 12 page protectors. These I knew would be fun to add items to my planner.

But I did make it to Michaels because one of my Facebook friends posted that there was a new display of Unicorn items. She was so bad for doing this! LOL I just had to go see what was being offered. Thankfully I had a 60% off coupon I could use and was able to get a great deal on a set of stamps, a package of unicorn washi tape and even stickers. I’m so excited to be able to use these in my planner.

Here is a little video of the items I purchased.

Finally while watching a video by Karen Burchill on youtube about her making a stencil for her planner. I got an idea to make a stencil on my Silhouette. This stencil fits the boxes in my Happy Planner. When I want to decorate a box and not make a mess outside of that box I can lay my stencil down and it will protect the area around the box.

Being excited about making this stencil I ended up making 3 patterns and a plain box. I see myself making more of these. Now to draw some designs to scan into my computer!

What kind of images would you like to use on your stencils? I would love to read your ideas, it may spark an idea to help me create my own stencils. And maybe I’ll even share the file with you if you have a Silhouette.

 

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Sharing how I made a Growing With Love Smart Pot. Recently I purchased a new Dendrobium Orchid at Lowes. I’m a member of the Oklahoma Orchid Society and many of our members have the Dendrobium Orchids. I just love the way the look and the way the flowers smell.

While at Lowes for a light bulb I decided to walk over to the Orchid display to see what was being offered. When I saw this plant I just knew I had to have it in my home.

When I got home an idea came to me to decorate a Smart Pot so that it would look pretty while sitting on my desk. Since I had all of the supplies it was time that I gave Heat Transfer Vinyl a try.

Growing With Love Smart Pot Supplies:

Smart Pot Size #2
Cricut Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl, Gold and Purple
Silhouette CAMEO® 3
Polka dot heart design from Silhouette Library
Love Script from Silhouette Library
Samantha Script Font
Weeding tool
Scissors
Iron
Ranger Non Stick Craft Sheet

Growing With Love Smart Pot Process:

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Created design in Silhouette Studio® by removing the dots from the heart. Layer Love on top of heart to get proper size.

Opened Character map chose font Samantha Italic. Selected G from Character Map, copy. Paste into Silhouette Studio®, make desired size. Type rest of the word “growing” with Text tool selected Samantha Italic font.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Choose Offset tool. Select distance 0.0125. Remove original layer. Move letters until all units are touching. Select entire word and weld. Type “with” and repeat same process.

Size each word until pleasing. My words and heart grouped together were 4.5 in. tall. Select words, Flip Horizontally.

Create a weeding box around Words and Heart. This step will make weeding so much easier.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Prepare to cut HTV. Press Cut tool. Select heart and choose “no cut”. Select words and choose cut. Load Gold HTV into Silhouette CAMEO® without mat. Press send to Silhouette. Once the gold has cut. Go back to design and select the words and choose “no cut”. Select the heart and choose cut. Load Purple HTV into Silhouette CAMEO® without mat. Press send to Silhouette.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Tip: If vinyl has been on a roll for a long time it will curl. Try flattening it with your hands or even placing it under a book for a little while. When I was cutting my vinyl tried to curl back up and jam in my machine.

Weed design. Cut design from roll.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

 

Follow the directions to apply the brand of HTV you have.

The smart pot is made of synthetic materials. Be careful not to melt the pot. Test iron with transfer sheet inside the pot to make sure you have the correct heat setting.

Growing With Love Smart PotTransfer the design to the pot. Apply the Heart and Growing with, iron.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Remove transfer tape.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Apply Love over heart, iron.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Remove transfer tape.

Fluff pot back to original shape.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

Place plant inside pot. Since my pot will be indoors I have a plant tray to keep water from ruining my table.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

This was my first time to use Heat Transfer Vinyl. Now that I’ve made a project, I think I’ll be making a lot more!

Growing With Love Smart Pot

I loved making this Growing With Love Smart Pot. These will be great gifts for Mothers’ day. To purchase one click here.

Growing With Love Smart Pot

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Growing With Love Smart Pot

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

DigiThis is a Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box I created using the Calico Collage Digital images. Love using the Valentines Love, digital files and having this heart shaped candy box was a great way to show off some love.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

Since joining the Calico Collage team I’ve had so much fun! When she posted the Valentines Love papers I had an idea that I wanted to try. Searching through my stash. If you haven’t seen my studio post go check it out. I found my stash of boxes that my brother gave to me years ago. He used to work for Godiva.

Working in my Silhouette Design software I Traced the heart shape from the box and then began cutting hearts to make the pages. Thankful that the Silhouette software is so easy to use.

Once all of the papers were cut it was time to start putting the accordion book together. Using washi tape I adhered each heart to make an accordion book.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

When all of the pages were created I then began decorating with the beautiful Calico Collage papers. I also used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Brutus Monroe and Tim Holtz inks. A few pages of Canvas Corp Brands papers and some miscellaneous papers were used.

Again the Silhouette Cameo 3 was used to cut mats and tags for the journal.

A Martha Stewart lacy edge punch was used to give a beautiful detail to several of the pages. When the punched edge shows then that was a place for a pocket.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

It was fun making this journal. Being able to use up a lot of the supplies I had in my stash was a big plus.

Quick process video. Most of it is speed up so that you don’t have to spend two hours watching.


Here is a list of some of the items used:
Prima Paper Flowers
Lace
Ribbon
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Brutus Monroe Ink
Martha Stewart Lace Punch
Pages from an old book
Washi Tape
Doilies
Scraps of paper
Staples
Corner Rounder
Silhouette Cameo 3
Scissors
Paper Cutter
Aleens White Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Stretchy ribbon
Empty Godiva Suede box

I’m sure I forgot to list something. But I think it gives you an idea of what was used to make this Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box.

Flip through of the journal:

This Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box can be purchased in my shop for $69.00.

Valentines Love Journal Inside Heart Box

Brutus Monroe Blog – Mixed Media card

Head over to the Brutus Monroe Blog – Mixed Media card is there that I made. This one has lots of texture. Used a Silhouette Mat and a Circut flourish to help frame the image. This helps to make the gentleman stand out on the card.

Each time a make a card with texture it comes out different. I may use the same technique but because it is hand made each one is unique. Check out the blog post to see the details of the products used and the video.

To purchase the finished card click here.

Brutus Monroe Blog - Mixed Media card

Gate Fold Card with Masquerade Mask

A friends son needed a Gate Fold Card with Masquerade Mask today. His school is having a program in May and the committee meets on Monday. He had an idea of creating a program that was a Gate Fold Card with Masquerade Mask. His mother called me because she knew I would have the answer.

Thus began the designing process. When I got the phone call I started looking on the internet for inspiration. Looking for a mask that I could maybe print and then alter to work for the card. Finally I found an image that I could use and printed the image.

When the young man arrived I showed him the mask and told him what would be needed. He liked what I was thinking and then I began tracing the image with tracing paper and a pencil. Once the image was traced, it was scanned into my computer.

I cleaned up the image in Photoshop Elements 14. When the image looked good enough it was saved then imported into Silhouette Studio®.

Using the Silhouette Studio® software it was then traced and turned into a cut file. It was fun to manipulate the image in the software. We decided that some of the openings needed to be changed. Copied some of the better images and deleted the ones we didn’t like.

After about 15 minutes of manipulating the file it was ready to test cut. It didn’t cut very well. as it wasn’t placed in the right part of the area. The CAMEO cut settings were not set for the type of paper I was using. So after a couple more tries of getting things moved and changing the settings we finally had a good example.

The young man was very happy with the Gate Fold Card with Masquerade Mask. Very excited about it that he was sending photos to the group before he left my home.

I learned a lot in that session. My husband was impressed at how I was able to make corrections to the file and learn how to use the software at the same time while someone was watching.

It was one of those days that I could truly say, I’m an artist. I went to bed with a smile on my face.

Gate FolCard with Masquerade Mask

The inspiration image is above. The sample card is on the bottom.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

This post is all about the Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge.

The idea was to create anything that was all black. “Create a project that is 90% black – the other 10% can only be white, grey, or metallic.”

To begin with I found an old canvas that I had on hand. This canvas had a hole punched in it and I knew I wouldn’t use it for another project.

Gathering up lots of black items I had a nice pile on my work desk. Where to begin…

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

I didn’t have any black gesso so I sorta made a grey gesso. Since I didn’t have any black gesso I mixed white gesso with black paint. What I should have done is made the gesso from scratch. But for now I’ll keep the grey as I can still use it in projects.

The focal piece was a Christmas ornament. Finding the glitter covered deer gave me the perfect item to use as the focal point. Which is important to have in an art piece.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

The Canvas Corp Brands mixed media pack is a great resource for this project. I pulled Tissue paper, burlap and scrapbook paper from the pack.

Have you seen those little sets of LED lights in the craft stores? Christmas is a great time to find these lights and if you are lucky you can get them on sale.

Recently I’ve gotten two new toys. One is a Silhouette CAMEO® 3 and the other is a Circut Explorer Air. With these two new toys I was able to cut the words and poinsettias.

The Silhouette design “Ornate Frame” paired with the Samantha font helped me create the phrase Believe in the Magic. I used the Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge Poinsettia, altering the image by adding more layers and changing the sizes of the petals.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

If you haven’t figured out yet I really love tools and gadgets. I also have the Tim Holtz Vagabond and I used this to cut the Sizzix Trees. It might be hard to tell but there are six trees on the canvas.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

This was a good challenge for me, to think outside of the box and make up an art piece that used black as the foundation. I enjoyed making this and now I’m planning on another project that I want to make similar to this piece.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

Have you tried a challenge like this one? Come and join the Canvas Corp Brands Collective to learn about other challenges and see lots of art to inspire you. Challenge #ccbblack

Here is just a little video of the piece. Enjoy!

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