How to Make the Young Love ATC’s

Using the Calico Cottage Young Love digital images I’ll show you How to Make the Young Love ATC’s. These are great Valentine ATC’s that you can give out to friends or send in a mail swap. I plan to give these out at an event to a few friends.

How to Make the Young Love ATC's

Beginning January I have become a Design Team member for Calico Cottage. Being able to use her images for art projects is so much fun! The Young Love digital images I knew would be perfect for little Valentine ATC’s.

For today’s project I used these items in addition to Calico Cottages images:

How to Make the Young Love ATC's

A Happy Valentine’s Day Stamp – unknown maker. I’ve had this stamp for many years and I’m not sure where it came from. It may be a stamp that I got in a grab bag at a stamp convention or one that was made for me years ago.

Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven was used to stamp the Happy Valentine’s Day phrase. I love this ink as it dries fast and it is waterproof. Great for when I want to watercolor or spray mists over the top.

Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Picked Raspberry. The distressed ink was used around all of the images and over the Happy Valentines’s Day phrase.

How to Make the Young Love ATC's

From the 7 Gypsies Trousseau Stamp set that has been discontinued I used the phrase “from my heart”. This was embossed in gold using Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink and gold detail embossing powder.

How to Make the Young Love ATC's

Little Heart stamps are from Brutus Monroe Stamp Club – Little Monster for January 2017. I’m loving this little set with all the stamps so much can be done.

One of my favorite items to use is Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on this project I used Viva Pink (discontinued but the same as Vintage Pink) and Cork.

How to Make the Young Love ATC's

For a final touch a small self adhesive rhinestones from Paper Studios were used. I just love adding a little bling when I can.

Here is a video of the process.

These were super fun and turned out cute. Since it was a digital download I can reprint these as many times as my printer will allow. So long as I don’t run out of ink. lol If I needed to make 20 or 30 I could very easily since most of the supplies were things I had on hand.

Hope this inspires you. Now that you know How to Make the Young Love ATC’s, how many will you make?

How to Make the Young Love ATC's

Stamping, Digital Ephemera and Cricut Greeting Card

This project has a lot in it today. A Stamping, Digital Ephemera and Cricut Greeting Card.

Stamping, Digital Ephemera and Cricut Greeting Card

In the past week I have become a member of two design teams. With this project I’m showing how to use items that meet both of the design team requirements.

The first design team I want to tell you about is the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog (aka FCCB).

Being a part of this blog will challenge me to use my Cricut more often in projects. My biggest hope is that I’ll learn more techniques on how to use my Cricut and become a better user of this device. Hopefully this will benefit you as my audience as well.

The second team I want to tell you about is Calico Collage.

The designer Norella puts together beautiful collage sheets for the public to purchase and use. Looking through her designs I knew that these were a perfect fit for me to use in my art creations. My hope is that you will enjoy seeing these images and will be inspired by what you see.

For today’s project for the FCCB the challenge was to use something new. Since I’m new to the Calico Collage team I chose one of her Dashing Men images for this project paired with the Circut cut file: Home Decor Frame M3C018.

Stamping, Digital Ephemera and Cricut Greeting Card

Other products used, scraps of Canvas Corps Brands paper – Damask, scrap of 7 Gypsies American Vintage State Plates Paper, scraps of black and kraft from my stash. Brutus Monroe Detailed Ink – Raven, Sharon’s Script – Thinking of you. Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Brushed Corduroy. A Stamp in the Hand Script stamp. Lastly Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – It’s Black.

Stamping, Digital Ephemera and Cricut Greeting Card

Here is a video of how the card was made.

This was a fun card to make, that helped me use things I had on hand. Making this card also made me think about my Cricut Cut files a little differently. I’m looking at the files in new ways to figure out how I can use these in more of my projects instead of every once and a while.

Stamping, Digital Ephemera and Cricut Greeting Card

I hope that the Stamping, Digital Ephemera and Cricut Greeting Card project has inspired you. Please make sure to visit the vendors using my links. Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Life. Live It. featuring 7 Gypsies and Tattered Angels

Today I want to share: Life. Live It. featuring 7 Gypsies and Tattered Angels. This project was because I picked up a mixed media pack of 7 Gypsies paper and a few bottles of Tattered Angels glimmer mists, all of these products are from Canvas Corp Brands.

There were all kinds of papers and some burlap in the mixed media package from 7 Gypsies so I knew I would find something to play with for a fun project. I decided that I would pull some of the zebra note cards that were in my package and cut them in half to make an ATC. An ATC also known as an Artist Trading card measures 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches in size. This is a perfect size to use up scraps of paper, or to try a new technique.

Digging through the package of mixed media paper I found some striped paper and a sheet of stickers. I then remembered that I have a set of label stamps from 7 Gypsies. Of course that caused me to play with the stamps for a while trying to decide which ones I wanted to use. These are the self inking kind and apparently I had not used these in a while so I had to reink and test. I was having fun testing.

Once I decided on which of the stamps I wanted to use, I pulled out some scrap paper and stamped a label and then used a circle punch. I used one of the glimmer mists to alter the zebra paper to have a purple shimmer.

While the Tattered Angels glimmer mist was drying I pulled out another piece of the 7 Gypsies paper and cut a piece of the striped paper for the card. Thinking of how I wanted the design to look I decided that I needed a couple more embellishments.  One was the scalloped edge circle punch from Stampin Up. I used the punch on black paper for my label. And then I found some black brads and some white rose trim.

White glue was used to adhere all of the layers together, adding pop dots under the label. I stamped an ATC label for the back so that it is ready to give away.

I’m very pleased with the selection of papers in the mixed media package from 7 Gypsies. I think I’ll get more of these packs in the future.

Life Live It featuring 7 Gypsies and Tattered Angels

So what did you think of my project Life. Live It. featuring 7 Gypsies and Tattered Angels? Does this inspire you to pull out those small bits of papers and make an ATC? Love to see what you create.

Wanted to share what my work station looked like when I got done playing. lol

Life Live It featuring 7 Gypsies and Tattered Angels