Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  May 2014 be the best year for health, happiness and peace.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Prima Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all.  The project at hand was to create a card to wish each and everyone a Merry Christmas from Prima Marketing.  To start my project,   I reflected upon what makes Prima great and why so many people adore their products.  I rummaged through the Prima embellishments and came to the Junkyard Findings Typo Bulbs that read "Inspire" and "Create".   Yes, THAT is what Prima is all about.  That is exactly why people are drawn to Prima.  Appropriately so, those two bulbs became the focus of my Christmas card. 

An extra bonus was that the bulbs easily transformed from light bulbs to Christmas tree ornaments with a little creativity, thanks to Prima. 

So Merry Christmas and Season Greetings.  On behalf of Prima Marketing, I wish you all the joy and peace the season offers and all the inspiration and creativity that Prima offers throughout the year. 

I used a journal card from  the  Prima IOD Everyday Vintage Love Letter kit as the base of my card.  I grabbed some of Ingvild Bolme's chalk inks.  Dipped my finger tip in the ink and then in some water misted on my table.  Then I finger painted.

The wonderful little Finnabair Mechanical star brads were the perfect finishing touch to enhance the feel of the Christmas card.  I rubbed them with gold leaf wax rub to make the shine and blend.

Prima Supplies:
813352 Prima IOD Everyday Vintage Love Letter Kit
846442 Prima Holiday Jubilee paper
961169 Prima Finnabair Mechanicals -Star brads
891015 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink -Dark Rust
891121 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink - Olive Vine
891053 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink -Raspberry Pie
891534 Prima Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings Typo Bulbs
566333 Prima Flowers- Tatiana White
570514 Prima Cling Stamps - Stitches Lines

Other Supplies:
Gold Jewelry thread
Green card stock
pine branch punch
gold leaf wax rub

Thursday, December 12, 2013

FabScraps Angelic Christmas - Card

Christmas Cards Made Easy - with FabScraps

Christmas cards are so easy to make when using the gorgeous Angelic Christmas collection from FabScraps.  I am trying so hard to focus on cards to finish up my Christmas card list.  This collection helped make my task easier.

The graphics on the paper are delicate and laced with Angels and the nativity scene.  My paper choices were wonderful for a sliver Christmas theme.

I punched some layers and topped with Prima flowers and craft store floral berries.  My Christmas ornaments were super easy to create.  I used the FabScraps Bauble chipboard pieces which are perfect - not too large.  Then I topped with the project precuts that completely match the chipboard shapes creating your custom decorated chipboard.

FabScraps Angelic Christmas -chipboard Baubles DC61009

FabScraps  – Angelic Christmas  -Project  precuts MC61001A

In this photo you can see how easy the chipboard and precuts worked as the perfect pair to complete a project.   I did paint my chipboard with gesso first to give it frosty edges.

I have added some step by step instructions to help you complete your card list as well. 

Thanks for looking.

FabScraps Angelic Christmas -Angelic 1 C61007
FabScraps Angelic Christmas -Blessed Times1 C61005
FabScraps Angelic Christmas -chipboard Baubles DC61009
FabScraps Angelic Christmas -Angelic Christmas -Journal MC61001
Dream Weaver Embossing Paste - white
Prima Stencil 960568
Prima  Frost Frappe VII 565787
silver floral berries
white gesso
Martha Stewart Edge Punch - Doily Lace

white cardstock

1.     Card Preparation:
2.     Start with FabScraps  Angelic Christmas Collection – Angelic Christmas 1 paper C61075.  Cut 7.5in x10in. Fold the card at the 4in mark.  This will leave 6 inches on one side. 
3.     Punch the edge of the side that is 6 inches long - using a decorative edge punch.  When folded closed, you should have a nice punched edge. 
4.     Punch a piece of white cardstock using the same decorative punch.  Cut to about ½ wide and glue next to the punched edge of the card – as a white accent edge . 
5.     Cut a  4in x4in square from FabScraps Angelic Christmas Blessed Times 1 paper to create a border.  Punch the top and bottom edges and glue to the bottom third of the card.   
6.     Cut a 4 in piece of wide lace and glue over the Blessed Times1 border piece from step 5.
7.     Cut a 4in strip of white cardstock and punch both sides.  Glue over the top of the lace – making sure the lace peeks out from both sides of the white border.
8.     Top the white border with a piece of silver ribbon.
9.     Place a decorative stencil above the layered border and  apply molding paste, gesso or embossing paste to the stencil.. 
10.   Bauble Chipboard Preparation:
11.   FabScraps Angelic Christmas – Bauble chipboard DC61 009 – paint the edges with with gesso or white acrylic paint.   This just makes the chipboard nice and frosty looking.
12.   Select the graphic print to cover the bauble from  FabScraps journal MC61001.  Cut and glue on to the chipboard.
13.   Glue the chipboard Bauble to the card in varying positions.  Glue yarn to on lowest bauble to make it appear as if it is hanging.
14.   Finishing Touches:
15.   Add flowers and floral berry picks to the sides as desired.
16.   Make a ribbon bow and tuck into floral cluster.
17.   Have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Flying Unicorns Kit of the Month - Baby's First Birthday

Baby's First Birthday
This was  created using the Flying Unicorns Kit of the Month from December, Magic.  The kit has Pink Paislee's Color Wash collection, bright, colorful and cheerful.  It reminds me of a party complete with banners.

I thought I would pull out a photo I took a few years ago of a cheerful first birthday party

I  cut some triangles  and covered them with tissue paper. I dribbled Stampendous Shaved Ice over the top for dazzle.

Here you can see my triangles from cardboard. 

Thanks for looking.  You can grab your Magical Kit here, while supplies last.

Flying Unicorn Kit of the Month -December Magic
Pink Paislee Color Wash Collection -Brilliance PP01031
Pink Paislee Color Wash Collection -Decorations (frames)
Pink Paislee Color Wash Collection -Vellum Banners
Stampendous Shaved Ice glitter
Prima Cabriole Aqua 566807
Prima Queen Mary Vintage 566203
Lindy's Stamp Gang -  Mango Mania
Shimmerz Sprtiz  Mist -Cotton Candy/ Tuscan Sun/ Bed of Roses
String pearls
paper doily
tissue paper
mod podge
Websters Pages PolkaDots (glitter dots) Modern  Romance Collection PD001

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Card using Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics

Christmas Cards with Maja Design

Hello and Happy Sunday.  Here with some cards using the Vintage Frost Basics Collection.  Very similar because I was having so much fun with the sweet St.  Nicholas figures from the page, 14th of December.

This is a great page that just begs to be cut apart. 

Here is the first card.  What I love about each and every sheet of Maja Design papers is the bottom edge strip.  Each bottom strip is  unique and wonderfully artistic on it's own.  That is what I used for the sentiments on my cards.  

My goal was to make these frosty and wintery like the feel of the paper. 

The ornate chipboard medallion has been coated in a frosty pearlescent embossing powder, though it looks silvery.  I was pretty happy with the cool wintery results. 

I also add a piece of eyelash trim because it always makes me think of snow for some reason. 

 This is the second card, a little more simple in design.  This is to show that not every card needs to be complex, ornate and cleverly embellished.  Sometimes the paper needs to do the talking and tell the story or in this case, send the greeting.     Maja Design papers are really great for doing the "talking" for you.

Thanks so  much for sharing a piece of your day with Maja Design.   You can purchase your collection using the store finder located here.

Don't forget to LIKE Maja Design on Facebook here.

Maja Design - Vintage Frost Basics Collection 13th of December -BAS662
Maja Design - Vintage Frost Basics Collection 19th of December -BAS668
Maja Design - Vintage Frost Basics Collection 14th of December -BAS663
Blue Fern Studios chipboard -Ornate Medallions
Stempendous Pearl Embossing powder
Stampendous Silver Crushed Glass
ornate brad
silver floral berries
Martha Stewart Edge punch - Doily Lace Egde

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Flying Unicorns Christmas Card

Cards do not need to be elaborate, detailed or chock full of product.  Sometimes a simple card speaks volumes, conveys your message clearly and provides a classic comfort to those receiving it.

This card was simple thanks to the wonderful new collection by Kaisercraft - St Nicholas Collection.  It has a few sheets of small journal cards which help making a quick classic card extra easy.  

Pick up the St Nicholas Collection at the Flying Unicorns here and you are one simple step away from making all your holiday and Christmas cards. 

How easy?  I mounted my Kaisercraft tag on some gold/yellow cardstock, inked the egdes.  Then mounted that on a layer of Kaisercraft St Nicholas Collection - Grandfather Frost  paper P1284.  
That layer was mounted on red/burgundy cardstock.

I punched holes for the twine and then glued the embellishments on.  Done. 

Thanks for looking.  Get your cards started today.  

Prima  Romance Novel Wood Buttons 559267
Gold/Yellow card stock
Burgundy Card Stock
Floral berries
paper punch

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Prima December BAP -Love Is...

Prima's  December Build A Page Challenge

When I saw Magda's creative design, I knew Prima's square Stitch Stamp was perfect for this challenge.  I scrapped a photo of my husband and me on a trip to Florida summer 2012.  I picked the music paper from Finnabair's  Vintage Vanity A4 pad as an accent to symbolize my musician husband. You can find the post on Prima's blog here. 

And what a great design by Magda Bolinska.  

I played off the colors in the photo as my inspiration by painting on some Splash of Color Silks next to my stamping. Just fun, careless brush strokes as the Splash of Color silks were meant to be used. 

I also painted the Prima crystals at the bottom to blend in better.   The black washi tape from Prima's Engraver collection was ripped then glued.   I always like to secure my tape with glue to hold it better. 

Thanks for looking.  Consider playing along with the Prima BAP challenge.

Prima Supplies:
960728 Prima Finnabair Vintage Vanity A4 paper pad
563271 Prima Lady Bird Alpha Stickers
570231 Prima Say it In Crystals
564933 Prima Engraver Collection Washi Tape
960346 Prima Finnabair Mechanical Vintage Trinkets
570521 Prima Cling Stamp - Stitch Stamps Square

Other Supplies:
Clearsnap Donna Salazar - Mixd Media Inx -Truffle
Splash of Color Silks -African Jade paint
Splash of Color Silks -Pretty Peridot paint
Shimmerz Spritz - Bamboo Leaf/Seafoam
black ink pen
white cardstock

Monday, December 2, 2013

Flying Unicorns Dec Kit of the Month - Umbrellas

Flying Unicorns Kit of the Month for December -Magic
The Kit of the Month (KOM) is called Magic.   It most certainly is a box full of fun, colorful and wonderful magic. Kaisercraft, Marion Smith, Pink Paislee, Petaloo and Prima, stamps, mist, flowers, wood  and metal embellishments and more.

The Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden begged me to pull out some photos I took of my niece a few  summers ago twirling some paper umbrellas in the yard on a sunny summer day.

I thought I would create the Enchanted Garden on my page for little niece.

The Prima Lucido flowers were a great match and pop of color and sparkle.  I tucked in some web weave trim as leafy greens.

My background is from Shimmerz Spritz mists that are listed below. Also some dribbles and drips of 13 Arts  Ayeeda ink and then some Prima stenciling. I also rubbed pink gelato around the page with my fingers  and misted with water to give a more uniform look to the background.

The wood fencing came in the kit as well.  Adds great effect to my garden.

Here are the Prima Lucido flowers upclose.  Pretty.
Thanks for stopping.    Order your kit today.

Flying Unicorns Kit of the Month December - Magic
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Bewitched  P1220
Gelato - Pink
Shimmerz Spritz - Tuscan Sun/Bed of Roses
Lindys Stamp Gang - Mango Mania
13 Arts Ayeeda Ink Yellow
Prima Lucido Flowers 571733
Prima Clear Stamp Zepher 559526
TCW 6x6 Template - Mini Honey comb TCW346
Stencil Poppies and Peonnies 922146
Claudine Helnuth Foam Stamp Domestic
Web weave trim
Magnolia floral berries

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Flying Unicorns Kit of the Month for December - Magic - Magic Happens

Flying Unicorns Kit of the Month December - Magic
Flying Unicorns has released it's Kit of the Month called Magic and it is packed with Magic and beauty.   I thought I would create a soft Christmas piece to reflect the magic of the season.

I started with some stamping and inking and misting with Shimmerz  to create the background.  After that, I used a Prima Mask -Bubbles and some molding paste. 

After my background was created, I worked on the "Magic" sentiment and the Dusty Attic chipboard. 
I painted both the cardboard and the chipboard with gesso then rolled embossing ink onto it and topped with Stampendous Aged White embossing enamel. 

The holly leaves are punched from Tim Holtz holly die. I folded in the middle to crease, added ink gto the edges.   I stamped on them with white paint and embossed the edges with fine gold powder.
Thanks for looking.  You can get your kit at the Flying Unicorns. 
I have also provided you with handy links to the Flying Unicorns store to assist in your shopping.

Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden Collection - Fascinate P1222
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden Collection - Magic P1224
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden Collection - Rapture P1225
Prima Marketing Flowers - Queen Mary Vintage - 566203
Prima Lyric 564452
Prima Cling Stamps 570491
Prima Clear Stamps - 960964
Prima Stencil -Bubbles - 960445
Stampendous Aged White Embossing Powder
McGill Pine Branch punch
Dusty Attic Decorative Frame #1 DA0207
Tim Holtz Holly Leaf
Shimmerz Spritz Bed of Roses/ Cotton Candy
Ranger Super fine gold embossing powder
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink
molding paste