Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mixed Media Frame and Card with Craftwell

Today I am sharing with you on the Craftwell Blog a bit of mixed media along with some fabulous products from Craftwell. Can you believe it is that time of year to start thinking about making some wonderful gifts to give for Mother's Day and birthdays. It seems like springtime at our house we have a lot of gifts to give at his time of year.  So I decided I would re-purpose a yard sale frame into a work of art to give to one of them. (There are a lot of photos but it is really easy to do).
I began by first by getting three shades of purple Core'dinations Nostalgic paper and die cutting  several bows from the bow die using my Cut N Boss.
 I then emboss the bows using Teresa Collins Design Grid Embossing Folder from Craftwell along with the Cut N Boss.  Make the bows and set to one side until you get your frame ready.
Paint frame with DecoArt White Gesso, allow to dry. Add DecoArt White Crackle Paint using a stencil and palette knife. Once the Crackle has dried completely dilute the
paint down a bit with water...randomly paint the sides and top with paint, dabbing off here and there until you get the look you want. 
Here is a closer look at the colors I achieved through the watercolor painting.
Using the Design Grid paper that was embossed with the bow, dry brush using
and a stencil brush lightly on top of the paper and the journal block...this is the center of your frame.
Adhere the journal block to a Design Grid Mat you embossed using the Design Grid Embossing Folder using your Xyron Mega Runner.
Place prepared bows that you created with the Xyron Adhesive Dots to front of matted journal piece.
Place all pieces into frame.
Cut and add the Butterfly and "Life" Dies from the Pocket Die Memory Collection out using the Cut N Boss. Add to a journal block, fussy cut around "Life", dry brush with DecoArt Blue Green Light
paint and stencil brush  Add to front of frame. 
 Here is a closer look at the finished frame. I think my recipient of my Mixed Media Love Frame is going to treasure it. Don't you? Well....every gift needs ....
So using the same Design Grid Embossing Folder along with my Cut N Boss I made my base using a matching piece of the green Core'dinations paper, lightly sanded and placed on my card base using my Xyron Mega Adhesive Runner. 
I added another of the beautiful butterflies to the front of a journal block using Xyron Adhesive Dots.  I cut them from the Pocket Dies Memory Collection. Place another metal pin tip for the body, I love have dimensions to my pieces. 
For the inside I placed a journal block on an embossed Design Grid mat, I think it is so pretty to make the inside of the card as nice as the outside. I hope you have enjoyed my Mixed Media Frame and Card today, make sure to check out the store for new products as well as the blog for more inspiring projects. Hugs Pammejo
We R Memory Keepers Journal Blocks
Core'dinations Nostalgic Paper
Sanding Block

Friday, April 24, 2015

Mom I Love You Gift Set with DieNamites and Tombow Blog Hop - April 24

 Welcome to the DieNamites and Tombow Adhesive Blog Hop...I made an easy "Mom I Love You" Gift Set using some fabulous products.
 Tombow and DieNamites is giving away a fabulous gift card today.
You probably got here from
Beth Watson's Blog but if you stumbled across my blog go the Tombow USA Blog to start!
So make sure to hop along with us, be ready to be inspired and make sure to check out each of the stores.
 I used several Tombow Adhesive products along with two fabulous DieNamites Dies to create my gift set with. 
 I began by first punching a pillow box shape out. (I used the WeR Memory Keepers Punch Board but I know that there are a lot of free patterns online as well as using your digital die cutting machines.)
 I formed my pillow box and used the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive to adhere the seam and sides together.
 I cut a 2 1/2" band and adhered it to the top of the Pillow Box with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.
 Cut two of the Love Kite (DN-1123) pieces from the pattern paper.
 Adhere one of the Love Kite (DN1123) to the top of the scallop circles you adhered to the top of the band using the Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.
Add a second to on top with a Tombow Adhesive Dot.
Add a small heart enamel dot to the center and you have created a wonderful and easy gift package to give to mom.
Mom should have a fabulous card to go with her gift...don't you think. I made mine by adhering different pieces of the pattern paper to the top of my card front using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive. Stamped my "Mom, I Love You" sentiment to the front with black ink. I added a border to the bottom and a set of scallop circles to the top of card along with a pretty sheer green bow.
 Using the Flowering Branch (DN-1044) die cut two branches out.
 Adhere the Flowering Branch (DN-1044) to the top of the using the Tombow Adhesive Mono Liquid Glue.
 Don't throw the small hearts that came out of the Love Kite (DN-1123) because you can use it as graffiti inside the card.

To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until April 28 at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 29 2015.
The Die-Namites prize is: a $25.00 Gift Certificate 

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and Die-Namites on Facebook! 

 Crate Paper Random Paper Pad
Stampendous Stamps - Say It Today
Stampendous Stamps - Happy Greetings 
We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box
Marve Scallop Punches
Flower Scallop Border Punch
Green Sheer Ribbon
Heart Enamel Dots
Black Memento Ink
 Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have been inspired and keep hopping along with us to so you can be part of the giveaway. Leave a comment on all of our blogs and I for one would love if you would follow mine.
 Hugs Pammejo

Here is the line up in case you get lost. 
Die-Namites Dies Blog

I'm so happy to be a Die-Namites Design Team Member and help promote their wonderful products. They so generously supply us with so many fabulous dies to work with like those that I'm using today.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Happy Mother's Day Spring Pail with Die-Namites

 Hi!!! I am on the Die-Namites Blog sharing with you how to make this cute little pail. It would be a great Mother's Day Gift, May Day Package or just fun Treat Pail for you to make and give to someone special. 
Begin by cutting out several of the Die-Namites Tulip Garden (DN-1145) die cuts out from your pattern paper.

I use my Xyron Create A Sticker MAX for my adhesive of choice for these very intricate pieces plus they adhere so nicely to the acetate pail.
Cut 1/2" strips from the green pattern paper, add adhesive and place at the bottom of the pail first, then add the Die-Namites Tulip Garden (DN-1145) die cuts that you have prepared over the strips at the bottom of the can.
 I cut several of the Die-Namites Tulip (DN-1145) die cuts out from pattern paper, ran them through the Xyron Create a Sticker MAX. 
While Tulip Garden die cuts are still on the adhesive paper color the yellow flowers with a yellow Copic Marker, do a bit of doodling and cut the flower top off and add them to the green Tulip Garden die cut that you have placed on the can.  Repeat with the blue pattern Tulip Garden die cuts.
 Punch a few circles and scallop circle out, layer to the top of can, add a fancy button that has been threaded with some twine.
Add a blue embossed piece to the inside of can that has a yellow pattern scallop border. Make a fun tag...make sure to place your sentiment on it and add a tan twine bow. Well I am so glad you stopped by today and hope you will try making some fun little pails to give as special gifts, until next time. Hugs Pammejo
Craftwell Cut N Boss
WeR Memory Keepers Feelin' Groovy
Xyron Create a Sticker MAX
Xyron 1.5 Create a Sticker
Xyron Mega Runner
Marvy Circle and Scallop Punches
Deco Scallop Border Punch
Small Pail
Blue Card Stock
Orange Ribbon
Tan Twine

I'm so happy to be a Die-Namites Design Team Member and help promote their wonderful products. They so generously supply us with so many fabulous dies to work with like those that I'm using today.

Friday, April 17, 2015

"Friends Always Bring on the Happy" Card

 I have fell in love with these Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Stamps...they just make me HAPPY!!!!  
I began my card by first stamping my sentiment to the card front using Memento Ink. Embossing the white card stock using my Cut N Boss from Craftwell along with the Teresa Collins Honeycomb Folder!!! Love how deep the embossing is with this folder. Once embossed I inked the top with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and then with Colorbox Chestnut Roan to deepen the edges of the embossed piece. Finally, I placed it on my card base.
 I stamped two of the Bird Crazy Stamps together onto white card stock, coloring them with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out. Stamped another and repeated, placing it on with pop dots to give a more dimensional look to my card. Add Glossy Accent to the eyes and allow them to dry completely.
Once the eyes are completely dry add Flower Soft under the birds using Glossy Accent. Staple each corner of card using your tiny attacher.  Well, I hope you check out these Bird Crazy Stamps because they are just so fun to create with. Hugs Pammejo
Copic Markers
Sage and Citrus Crush Flower Soft
 Black Memento Ink
Colorbox Chestnut Roan Ink
Sentiment Stamps
Glossy Accent

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Springy Toolbox - Art with Heart "Spring Break" Challenge Part 2

 I am sharing with you my Springy Tool Box part 2... I made a Vintage Toolbox filled with a Vintage Kitchen Mini Album for  "Art With Heart Challenge". The Art with the Heart April challenge is all about "Spring Break" so make sure to stop by the Eileen Hull's Blog to check out all the details along with other fabulous inspiration. We are also celebrating the Eileen's New Vintage Travel Dies and you can see the collection HERE!!!!
I created four mini albums to place in my Springy Toolbox. I began by die cutting two pattern papers from Teresa Collins You Are My Happy Collection  along with 6 pieces of white card stock using the Recipe Card Die.  Once I had all my pieces for four mini albums I began cutting off a 1/2" from the bottom of each of piece and using a 1/16" corner punch the corners.
Stamp the front and backs of the 24 pieces of white card stock using Stampendous Grid Stamp and Colorbox Chestnut Roan Ink.
On the left side of each mini score 1/2" in so your pages will open easier. Once all are scored, stack and punch a two holes on the scored end. Tie a sheer pink ribbon to hold the mini album together. Decorate the front of each album using two of the Kitchen Label dies. Add Prima Fairies to front along with mini flowers and filigrees. Place in Springy Toolbox.
Here is a closer look at Eileen Hull's newest Vintage Travel Toolbox. If you would like to see more about the Vintage Travel Toolbox you can see it on yesterday's post or go HERE!!! 
I hope you play along with us on the Art With Heart Challenge, I can't wait to see what you create. Hugs Pammejo

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Sizzix Mat Board
Stampendous Wired N Studio Stamp
Teresa Collins You Are My Happy Collection
Prima Resin Fairies
Chestnut Roan Ink
White Card Stock
Pink sheer ribbon &flowers