Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy New Years with Couture Creations

Welcome is Pam today on the Couture Creations Blog sharing with you how to make a Cracker Candy Container....I know I will be making these for my New Years Eve party because they are fun and easy to make....and who doesn't like easy...
I started by cutting two different pieces using my in a pretty pattern paper the other with brown distress card stock....
I took the brown distress paper and trimmed the edge off using my Couture Creations Precision Trimmer....
 so that I have two pieces.....
I took the straight pieces and the "A Songbirds Poinsettia" Embossing folder...
 once I had the pieces embossed I sanded them using my Couture Creations Sanding Block....
Take Double Sided Tape...tape the brown embossed distress card stock on three sides and the pretty pattern paper on the outside edge....layer the brown embossed distress card stock on top of the pattern paper.
Tie together with pretty ribbon, add some of Couture Creations Gemstones, filled with candy or other items and add a few decorations to make a pretty Cracker Candy Container....
I hope you have a blessed 2014 and make a few of the Cracker Candy Containers sometime through the year. Hugs Pammejo
Couture Creations Products:
CO723602 A SongBirds Poinsettia Embossing Folder
CO721985 Double Sided Tape

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sizzix Artists on the Block with Graphic 45

Have you seen what all the talk is about!!!! It is the "NEW" Sizzix Scoreborad Box Die from Eileen Hull and  Amy Bowerman from Plucking Daisies. It is fabulous. I was asked to create a block for the upcoming CHA 2014 and I have to say I went crazy and with making hope you enjoy seeing my project as much as I had making it. So with out further adieu I will let you see my photos of all of the sides.
 I used Graphic 45 Typography Collection.......
 along with Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe....
 even have included letters for CHA along with some Chippies from Studio Calico...
lots of metals....
frames and light bulbs.....
and some home made flowers....if you get a chance to go to CHA make sure to stop by the Sizzix booth and take a look at all of the fabulous blocks that have been created by designers from all over the world and if you would like to create your own the mat boards are found HERE and the Scoreboard Block Die is found HERE. Make sure to LIKE the Artists on the Block Facebook Page for more inspiration and the Artists on the Block Blog. Have a fabulous day creating. Hugs Pammejo

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Making a Bow with Couture Creations

Have you ever wished you had a bow to place on your package...well never fear because today I am going to share with you how easy it get out your favorite Couture Creations Embossing 
Folders, some nice card stock and a brad.....
To begin cut the following card stock strips using your Couture Creation Precision Trimmer, I used a color core card stock to make my bow with.....
Once you have all your strips cut...punch a hole in both ends using a hole punch or your Handheld Essential paper piercer....
run the strips through your embossing machine using the Couture Creations Moonlit Berries or other Couture Creations folder....
 lightly sand them off with the Couture Creations Sanding Block....
I always line them up so I keep them going ton the brad in the right order...
I start with the smallest, wrap it so the holes match up and place the brad through the holes...making sure the top is on the inside of the loop....I also stick a pencil or something in the loop once the brad is in place to keep it push out the back to place the strips on and to be able to work the loop on easier....
wrap each strip around your thumb...
 and place them on the brad...once you have them all on the brad open the brad up to secure the strips
make sure to carefully twist the loops on the brad to straighten them up and just like that you have a beautiful bow....have fun making them. Hugs Pammejo
Couture Creations Products: 
CO721957 Self Healing Cutting Mat
CO721957 Self Healing Mat
CO723039 Precision Trimmer

CO723060 Sanding Block
CO721986 Handheld Essentials
CO72396 Moonlit Berries Embossing Folder Wrapped in Joy Collection

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Joy Tag with SinCity Stamps

Pam here today on the SinCity Stamps Blog today....can you believe it is 9 days until Christmas but you still  have time to make a few beautiful tags using SinCity Stamps Mannequin Tags Stamp and Knock on Wood Stamp Sets
 I started by cutting out a tags from chipboard and white cardstock using my Tim Holtz Tag Die.
Stamp one of the white pieces with the Knock on Wood Stamp set using Apricot Brown Memories Ink. 
Spray with three different Dylusions Sprays...I used Melted Charcoal, Paintbox Red, and Pure Sunshine...spray and allow each layer to dry til you achieve the depth of color you want....
Stamp two images of your favorite mannequin from the Mannequin Tags Stamp Set, color with two of your favorite markers, fussy cut them out and layer with pop dots....
 Scallop punch the border with a border punch....
 accordion fold the strip to form a dress for the mannequin....
Glue to the top of the mannequin, tie a black sheer ribbon around the waist, fussy cut a holly leaf and add to top of black sheer ribbon, add some metal wings and gear to the stand along with other fun embellishments to dress up your tag. Add your stained binding ribbon to the top.  Have fun making tags this holiday season. Hugs Pammejo Supplies: SinCity Stamps Knock on Wood Stamp SinCity Stamps Mannequin Stamp Teresa Collins Christmas Home Paper Pad Dylusions Sprays: Melted Chocolate, Paintbox Red, Pure Sunshine Pearl Pen Silver Tim Holtz Tag Die and Metals Paper Studio Metals Pearl and Red Gemstones Black Sheer Ribbon White Ribbon Binding Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Peeled Paint, Barn Red Bottle Cap

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My Christmas Dress

Every little girl usually has a pretty Christmas Dress that they can prance around in. I wanted to share my layout that I made using Doodlebug Designs North Pole papers, stickers, die cuts, buttons and twine. I love the use of circles and thought they gave a fun use to go along with the snowflake papers.
I added a bit of My Minds Eye Christmas Washi tape to make some ribbon banners. I also added a bit of gemstones and a couple of the Doodlebug Designs Festive Cardinals to my layout.
The twines on the tag and  the banner that I punched using the EK Success Scallop Punch continues to give dimension. I hope you try your had with circles. Hugs Pammejo
Doodlebug Designs North Pole papers, die cuts, stickers, buttons and twine\
Doodlebug Designs Festive Cardinal 
Circle and Scallop Circle Punches
EK Success Scallop Punch
Ivy Card Stock
American Crafts Glitter Letters
Red Gemstones

Monday, December 9, 2013

Merry Christmas Tag with CSW Distributors

Today I would like to share with you a fun tag....such an easy one to make and if you are like me we will need a lot of tags so why not make them get out all the scraps of white card stock, cut a tag and run it through your embossing folder using Christmas Lyrics....
and you can go from the white tag to this gorgeous tag with using your distress inks and daubers...
add a little piece of pretty pattern paper to the top and the bottom, a cute sticker die cut with some Foam Mounting Tape and some gemstones......
Don't forget to add some pretty ribbon and some sparkly embellishments to finish the tag up. I hope you enjoyed my quick tag and make some to place on your Christmas and party packages. Hugs Pammejo
Supplies Couture Creations Products
CO723607 Joy Collection Christmas Lyrics Embossing Folder
CO721957 Self Healing Mat
CO721961 Foam Mounting Tape
CO721956 Precision Scissors
CO721984 Double Sided Tape
CO721996 Crystal Self-Adhesive Gemstones

Saturday, December 7, 2013

December Daily with WRMK North Pole Collection

CAN YOU BELIEVE I just heard of "December Daily". I thought WOW that sounds like an amazing idea and so of course I had to take a creative try at making one. So here is my take on my "December Daily" or at least my cover.
I am so excited to share the new We R Memory Keepers "North Pole" Collection with part of the design team I thought it was the perfect choice. I love the beautiful papers that use all the wonderful Christmas colors in it, and it is nice to use the Easy Page Journal pieces to work into my projects as well as the sticker dies cuts and letters.
Here is a closer look at one of the stickers, journal piece and one of the fun Kraft envelopes that I have wrapped with a bit of red twine and place to the cover with pop dots. I also used the We R Memory Keepers Garland Mini 8 Punch to do my doilies with that I placed on my page.
I love my pointsetta that I made from the green dotted paper using my McGill Paper Blossom Poinsettia Punch.They are super easy to use and make beautiful flowers. I hope you have liked my take on the "December Daily" and will be posting pages as I get them done. Hugs Pammejo
WeR Memory Keepers Supplies:
WeR Memory Keepers North Poles Collection
WeR Memory Keepers Garland Punch
WeR Memory Keepers Letters

Other Products:
McGill Paper Blossom Poinsettia Punch
Clear and Red Gemstones
Sheer Ribbon
Red Twine
Tim Holtz Letters
Want2 Scrap Bling

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Pure Bliss Altered Gear Book with SinCity Stamps

I am  on the SinCity Stamps Blog today....I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday, I know our family had a great day though most of our kids and there family live states away we celebrated with friends. Today I want to share with you the first of the altered albums that SinCity Stamps have released with many more coming in the future....I just love the Gear Chipboard Album and used photos from last years Thanksgiving weekend to share it with you and hope you will think about using some of your photos from this year to make yourself one.
Here is the the Gear Chipboard will receive the cover, 3 inside pages and extra gears, it comes in 3 different sizes....I used the 4x4 for my Pure Blis Album. 
Here is the back of the front cover, I covered my album in WeR Memory Keepers Harvest Collection and that included the  make sure to have a new blade in your xacto knife to get the intricate details from the gears cut out. If you decide against covering them with paper remember you can always paint, stain, ink, mist, or use another medium to do your pages and gear in. 
Here are the next two pages,,,,
and the last two pages. 
Here is a closer look at the gears, don't you just love, love how they turned out...I added a bit of ink to the edges of all of my pieces to give it the distress look that I wanted.
I hope you head right over to the store and check out the rest of the laser die cuts...there are books, die cuts, mask and make sure to look over the stamps sets here on the SinCity Stamps Store. Hugs Pammejo
SinCity Stamps Gear Book
WeR Memory Keepers Harvest Collection
Paper Studio Metal Gears
Recollections Chippies 
Satin Ribbon
Chestnut Roan Ink
Pop Dots
Prima Clothespin