Saturday, November 30, 2013

Flying Unicorns Kit of the Month - December Magic OTP

Flying Unicorns Kit of the Month Off the Page Project
Each month the Flying Unicorns offers a unique kit of the month ( KOM) and included in each  kit is a wonderful project.  We call this an Off The Page project (OTP).   This month for the December Magic kit, it is a cool  pine box with a picture frame.  You can use as a frame or gift box, photo box, what not. The possibilities are endless. 

The front panel slips out so that the glass picture frame can be inserted. 

I decorated  this with some Kaisercraft papers from the Enchanted Garden collection and lots of Prima Marketing embellishments. 

I primed my box first with a spray gesso. Very handy product for hard to paint surfaces.  Then I covered in Adirondack acrylic paint in white (snow cap) and sponged on some cream color (sandal).

Next I stamped on it to give some definition.  I added Tim Holtz tissue paper - but glued the pieces on.  They tend to pull up easy if not glued.

The bird is also from Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by.  You can purchase the kit of the Month here.

Flying Unicorn Kit of the Month - Dec Magic
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden Collection Rapture paper P1225
Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo and  Tea Distress Ink
Kaisercraft Curiosity Sticker Sheet SS192
Prima Finnabair Elementals Collection Resist Canvas 960698
Darice Pinewood Box with Picture Frame 918257
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape Symphony TH92829
Prima Clear Stamp 960803
Prima Flowers - Bel Canto Burgundy 562168
Adirondack Acrylic Paint - Sandal, Snow Cap
Prima Flowers Bella 970972
Prima Mechanicals  Vintage Trinkets  Love Laugh Travel 961145
String Pearls
Gold floss
Red ribbon
Gold florals berries
Gesso - spray can
Clearsnap Donna Salazar Mixd Media Inx - Schoolhouse

Flying Unicorns December Kit of the Month - Magic

Its time to release our December Kit of the Month and without further adieu we present December's Kit - Magic

Magic is in the air as we see the fairies dance along the edge! Escape to the world of enchantment with our December kit that boasts creative imagination from the paper collections of Kaiser Craft, Pink Paislee and Marion Smith. An array of coordinating embellishments have been chosen to make this time of year pure magic!
Our kits always come with an off the page project for your creative enjoyment. This month we are pleased to offer you a box frame which slides open to a secret compartment, so you can stash a memory or two.

Stretch the creativeness and enjoy the add on collections that compliment the Main Kit!

Awesome inspirational layouts and cards from our Creative Team !

To see more inspiration using our December kit - head on over to the forums

Grab your coffee or tea and head on over to our you tube channel as Jax teaches us this month to make your own shadow box using our kit and the off the page

You can make this layout too! Head on over to our forums as Denise takes us step by step in the creative journey from start to finish to create this magical piece of art !

As you know - we are not a kit club - there are no sign ups - our kits are offered on a first come first serve basis- Scrapbooking should be a passion and not an obligation! So head on over to the store to get yours- once they are gone... they are gone!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

FabScraps - Masculine and Feminine with the Wild At Heart Collection

I decided to  make a feminine and masculine card using the same exact papers.  I had fun doing this project and it was a bit of a challenge for me.   if you scroll to the end, you will find step by step instructions for each card.

The two sheets of paper were from the FabScraps Wild At Heart collection - Wild Tunes 2 and Wild Ride 2.  At first glace these papers cater to the masculine side of life.  With a little creativity and a boarder punch, its easy to add a delicate feel. 

The masculine card uses Wild Ride 2 as the base for the card.  
I coated the Wil;d At Heart chipboard piece with Molten Metal Enamelz from Shimmerz.  This is such a cool product. When melted, it looks just like, well, metal.  Perfect for a masculine rugged look.

I grabbed this little bubblewrap trick from Shona Keehn,  She works magic with bubble wrap and I love how rugged it looks so I thought I would try it myself.  Thanks Shona.

For the feminine card, I reversed the papers and used Wild Tunes 2 as the base of the card.  The beautiful blue/teal work well for a feminine card.  Add a touch of lace and some pink and it all comes together. 
The little pink flowers are rolled from paper using  Rolled Rose Die die from  La La Land.
The leaves were punched from EK Success large leaf punch.  I crumpled the leaves and then ran an ikn pad over the crumpled edges.

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For The Feminine Card You Will Need

Prima  Marketing  -North Country Flowers 553241
EK Success - Large Leaf punch
Blue Fern Chipboard - Good Vibes
Rose Die cut die - La La Land Rolled Roses
pearl trim
Clearsnap - Mixd Media Inx - Truffle
seam binding

Instructions for Feminine Card
1.     Base of Card Preparation:
2.     Cut 6in x 12 in strip of FabScraps Wild At Heart Wild Tunes 2 paper C59008 for the base of the card. Fold in the middle.  You can have this card open any way you wish.
3.     Cut a 4.5in x 4.5in square  of Wild Tunes 2 paper to use as the front of the card.
4.     Using a decorative edge punch, punch four strips of edges from the cream cardstock and glue to the 4.5 square of Wild Tunes 2 in step 3.   You will create a little frame  around the  square.
5.     Glue Square to the card base.    
6.     Leaf Preparation:
7.     Punch or cut two large leaf shapes from Wild At Heart Wild Ride 2 C59006.
8.     Crumple/ scrunch the leaves and then run ink pad over the crumpled edges making sure to ink the creases on the crumples.
9.     Ink the edges of the leaves.
10.   Glue to the card.
11.  Clustering - Finishing Touches:
12.   Glue a piece of burlap 6 in   to form a border for the leaves.
13.   Punch a 6in decorative border strip from Wild At Heart Wild Tunes 2 and glue over the burlap.
14.   Glue a piece of lace trim over the border punch.
15.   Complete with flowers and a ribbon bow.
16.   Tuck in brown embroidery floss around the cluster to give some definition.
17.   Add appropriate sentiment  using chipboard or stickers.
18.   Enjoy
For The Masculine Card You Will Need

FabScraps Wild At Heart Collection - Wild Tunes 2 C59008
FabScraps Wild At Heart Collection - Wild Ride2 C59006
FabScraps Wild At Heart Collection - chipboard Wild At Heart DC59008
Shimmerz Enamelz Molten Metals
Ranger Embossing Roller
Prima Say It In Pearls 530747
Tim Holtz Trinket Pins
bubble wrap

Instructions for Masculine Card
1.     Base of Card Preparation:
2.     Cut 6in x 12 in strip of FabScraps Wild At Heart Wild Ride 2 paper C59006 for the base of the card. Fold in the middle.  You can have this card open any way you wish.
3.     Cut a 4.5in x 4.5in square  of Wild Ride 2 paper to use as the front of the card.  Use the flipside from that used for the base of the card.
4.     Cut a 1in x4.5 in strip of black cardstock and rip the edge.  Glue to the top of the 4.5 square.
5.     Cut  a 6in x6in  piece of Wild At Heart –Wild Tunes 2 C59008 and rip the edges to give a carefree appearance.  This will become a frame for the 4.5 square.
6.     Glue to the base of the card.
7.     Rip a small piece of Wild Tunes 2 paper and glue to the top of the square. 
8.     Embellishment  Preparation:
9.     Take a small piece of bubble wrap and paint the bubbles with gesso or white acrylic paint.  Glue to the bottom of the card. 
10.   Cut 24 inches or string, twine and wrap around the bottom of the card where the bubble wrap is.  I punched a hole near the edge of the card to stagger my twine.  Tie the twine in the front.
11.   Attach safety pins/ trinket pins to the twine.
12.   Glue a  2in piece of trim over the twine in the spot where you plan on placing the chipboard.
13.   Glue  a 1in piece of trim to the top  right corner of card. 
14.   Add some decorative pearls to the top right corner under the trim.  This just adds more texture as an accent.
15.   Chipboard Preparation:
16.   Coat the Wild At Heart chipboard piece DC59008 with embossing ink.  Cover with embossing powered and heat set with heat gun.
17.   Rip a small piece of Wild Tunes 2 paper and glue to the back of the chipboard piece as a “splash” of color accent to make the chipboard pop.
18.   Glue to card near the trim and twine section of the card.

19.   Enjoy

Monday, November 25, 2013

Prima Christmas Card - with Paintable and Chalkboard Note Cards

Prima Marketing had been featuring Christmas cards for the month of November.   Today, the feature is to use the Everyday Vintage lines of paintable and chalkboard cards.  I did one of each.  

Prima's Chalkboard cards have an elegance about them so I thought it would be nice to use for Christmas. Black for Christmas you say?  Indeed, as it makes the wonderful embellishments and the sentiment on your card just pop with love.

You can really see the green and red drama in this card against the chalkboard background. 

I used a combination of patterned papers here for  the background - Prima's Optimist paper - Whimsy for the outer most edge which is also the bas of the card.  Next is Prima Holiday Jubilee paper -Christmas Morning.  

My embellishments are  also from Prima Marketing - the mistletoe, flowers, stamps and wood icons are all listed below intertwined with some bold trims to finish the card. 

Prima Supplies:
813413 Prima Chalkboard Paper Notecards Set - Everyday Vintage
846527 Prima Optimist paper - Whimsy
846435 Prima Holiday Jubilee paper -Christmas Morning
569914 Prima Wood Icon Embellishments -Holiday Jubilee
891121 Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink -Olive Vine
960810 Prima Clear Stamps
544041 Prima flowers - Antique Mistletoe Traditional
565787 Prima Flowers Frost Frappe VII

Other Supplies:
McGill Pine branch punch PN920862
Inca Gold - Lava Green
Yarn and fibers
white acrylic paint

Here is my second card using the Prima IOD Everyday Vintage Paintables Notecards.   I used some Ingvild Bolme chalk inks to color my journal card. The paintable cards are perfectly sized for greeting cards. 

This is backed with pare from the Prima Holiday Jubilee collection.

These are the notecards.  Very pretty with a wonderful warm vintage appeal.
A close up of the Prima cluster - some branches from Prima, mistletoe, wood icons and florals.  

 The Prima IOD Everyday Vintage Paintable Cards are a great start to creating a quick  vintage style holiday card.

To play along, visit the prima Blog here.

Prima Supplies:
813390 Prima IOD Everyday Vintage Paintable Cards
846442 Prima Holiday Jubilee paper
569914 Prima Holiday Jubilee wood embellishments
891053 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink - Raspberry Pie
891305 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink - Lime Pie
891121 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink - Olive Vine
891268 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink -Teak Wall
543198 Prima Vines - Blossom Branches Almond
544041 Prima Flowers -Antique Mistletoe Traditional
566364 Prima Flowers-Tatiana Victorian

Other Supplies:
Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing enamel
Shimmerz Spritz Mist -  Bed of Roses
Shimmerz Spritz Mist - Cotton Candy
Clearsnap Donna Salazar Mixd Media Inx - Truffle

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Prima Holiday Card using Prima Natural Bark and Burlap

Prima is celebrating 12 days of Christmas cards by introducing a different theme each day for card crafting inspiration.  Today's challenge is to create with Prima's bark stars and burlap sheets.  

When burlap and natural wood come together in a project,  it makes me think of rustic,  outdoors themes.   This is Christmas in the Country.

I used the  Prima Finnabair Elementals Resist Canvas to create my trees.  I cut the canvas and frayed the edges.  After I frayed the edges, I dipped the edges in Shimmerz Spritz - Olive Branch mist sprayed on a craft mat.

My bark stars have a little gesso painted on the with a dry foam brush to give them a frosty look.

Want to play along with our card challenge? Here's how:
1. Just make a Prima-based card or tag inspired by one of our 12 Days of Christmas Cards. Pick anything you want that inspires you: the product, a technique, layout of card, or a color scheme.
2. Add your project to that day's post found here.
3. After the features are over we will pick 12 lucky winners to get a Prima prize in December!
(Open to all countries. Void where prohibited by law.)
Thank you for stopping by to visit.   I have linked the products below to the Flying Unicorns store for your shopping convenience. 

Prima Supplies:
961169 Prima Finnabair Mechanicals -Star Brads
960728 Prima Finnabair  Vintage Vanity A4 Paper Pad
569303 Prima Natural Bark Shapes - Stars
571115 Prima Flowers La Tela
960681 Prima Finnabair Elementals Resist Canvas
891206 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink Teal Damask

Other Products:
Shimmerz Spritz - Olive Branch
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Dry Wall Joint Tape

Monday, November 18, 2013

Histories de Pages - Magazine Debut in English

New French Magazine Translated into English

Histoires de Pages, a French scrapbooking magazine and partner of Prima Marketing, has just been translated into English.  It arrives on the market  today.  How exciting!  

What does this magazine offer?  

·        -   A very precise translation has been done by a Franco-British team.
·        -   A number of pages that are of interest only to the French readership have been replaced by some of the best articles published in previous issues, which gives an incredible richness to this issue!
·         Pictures of the layouts were made by a professional photographer. The result in the online version is excellent and allows zooming.
·        -   There is a wide variety of styles - with a design team of 30 people, including 6 well-known European scrappers, today we do not consider Histoires de Pages as a French magazine, but as a European magazine!
·        -   There are many techniques and step-by-steps well explained – more than in any other magazine and much more than in the print version!


Thanks a bunch for stopping here. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Escape Kitty's Thanksgiving Preparation

Hello.  Escape Kitty here today along with Jennifer Snyder preparing for Thanksgiving in the US at the Snyder/Kitty household.

It starts with a little "hats off" to the Pilgrims who settled in the US many many moons ago after a long journey from England on the Mayflower.    The first Thanksgiving feast was held in the Autumn of 1621 between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag in celebration of the colony's first successful harvest. 

Today, we prepare by dressing Kitty in traditional Pilgrim wear and popping a turkey feathered tail on her - to symbolize the traditional food many of us eat in the US on this holiday.  This day is also one for giving thanks for the bountiful blessings around us.  I remain thankful that Kitty puts up with such shenanigans in letting us dress her up. 

We have also used the Autumn theme here of golds, olives and rich warm colors as well as leaves. 
The gold metal flowers pictured below are the wonderful Metal Adornments  from the Flying Unicorns store.  I simply rubbed them with Rub 'N Buff in golf leaf to give them a nice gold shine.

The butterfly at the top is also Flying Unicorns Metal Adornments -Wings (Butterflies) rubbed with gold Rub N Buff as well.

The leaves and flowers are from Prima Marketing. 

I did a little sewing on the patterned papers.

Those supplies listed with links are available in the Flying Unicorn stare and are linked for your shopping convenience.

Thanks so very much - have a wonderful Sunday
Copyright 2013 Escape Kitty by Jennifer Snyder

Marion Smith -Nirvana Collection - Documented MS101003
Marion Smith -Nirvana Collection - Printworthy MS101006
Shimmerz Spritz Mist - Tuscan Sun
Shimmerz Spritz Mist - Olive Branch
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Mango Mania
Flying Unicorns Metal Adornments - Garden Joy Flowers
Flying Unicorns Metal Adornments -Wings (Butterflies)
Rub N Buff- Gold Leaf
My Mind's Eye - Wicked Garland
Heartfelt Creations -Stamp HCPC3405
Inkadinka Clings Flower Flourish
Prima Marketing Clear Stamps -960834 Triangles
Prima Marketing Clear Stamps -960810
Prima Marketing Cling Stamps -570514
Prima Marketing leaves -Florella 571931
Prima Marketing Flowers - 553241
Prima Marketing Flowers -Avante Spring 566661 
Prima Marketing Flowers -Tea Thyme 562526
Prima Marketing Flowers -Interlude Yellow 561406

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Maja Design Releases it's new Vintage Frost Basics Collection

Maja Design has just released it's newest collection - Vintage Frost Basics. 

They are also giving away a complete set of this glorious collection in a random drawing  for those who leave a comment on the blog - here.  

Tell them what you think.  Hurry - drawing ends soon. 

Here is a little preview: