Monday, August 31, 2015

EEK a Boo with Stampendous

Fran Seiford, Owner and Founder of Stampendous, understands that holiday card making can be time consuming. Plus, it’s not always easy to find images that go together to make the perfect card. Enter the All in Ones from Stampendous. These darling stamps are the perfect size to make a whole card. Easy shapes to cut with scissors or simply stamp on a colored background, these stamps have a focal image, a background, a frame, and a phrase for the holidays. Just stamp it, sign it, mail it. OR get as creative as you like by combining with other stamps and embellishments!

I created a fun Halloween card using one of EEK a Boo All in One is so cute and so easy to stamp and color, so it is the perfect stamp to make multiple cards with but it would be fabulous for tags or other fun projects.



  1. Ink edges of purple card base with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  2. Ink edges of 2" x 5 1/2" orange card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, adhere to top of card.
  3. Adhere black spider web ribbon to top of orange strip.
  4. Stamp “Happy Wish” to top corner with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  5. Stamp EEK a Boo to Mixed Media Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored image with Chameleon Markers. Place EEK a Boo image on card with pop dots.

    I hope you have enjoyed my EEK a Boo Card!!!! Make sure to check out the other fabulous projects being shared by the Stampendous Design Team!!!
    Don't forget to check out all the stamps in the Stampendous Store!!!!
    Stampendous Design Team
    I'm so happy to be a Stampendous Design Team Member and help promote their wonderful products. They so generously supply us with so many free goodies like this .... Stamps, Embossing Powder, Ink, Stamp Blocks, Paper that I'm using today.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Birthday Gift Bag and Card with Xyron and Anna Griffin

Do you ever need a "QUICK" gift bag? I sure did I grabbed a kraft bag along with Anna Griffin Pretty Painting Card Kit (which will be featured on Sept 8th on HSN along with Xyron Creative Station) and made up a birthday gift bag and matching card. 
Here is a closer look and the details a on how I made the bag....
Cut piece of pink Core'dinations paper, run through Xyron Creative Station.
Emboss pink Core'dinations pape using Love Embossing Folder.
 Sand lightly with sanding block. 
Remove adhesive back and place on Kraft Bag. 
Die cut two doily dies using die from Lovers Lane Pocket Die Set.
Run through Xyron Creative Station using 5" Permanent Adhesive. 
Cut front off of one of the card from kit, run through Xyron Creative Station. Remove adhesive backings and add to front of bag along with embellishments from kit.
Add sentiment to front with pop dots. Add bow with Xyron Adhesive Dot. 
 For my Birthday Card...I began with a card base from Anna Griffin Pretty Painting Card Kit, added another of the doily die cuts that I placed through the Xyron Creative station. Add several of the flowers embellishments, Happy Birthday Banner and bow to the front of the card using Xyron Adhesive Dots. 
I hope you enjoyed my Birthday Gift Bag and Card. Make sure to check out Anna's and Xyron's segments on HSN on Sept 8th and don't forget to also check out all the fabulous products that are available. Follow Xyron on FACEBOOK to see more inspiring projects.

Xyron Design Team
I’m so happy to be a Xyron Design Team Member and help promote their wonderful products. They so generously supply us with so many fabulous Sticker Maker, Adhesive Runners, Glue Sticks, Adhesive Stations to work with like those that I’m using today, along with Anna Griffin Card Kit.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Build Me A Snowman with Stampendous

 It is never to early to build a snowman, well a paper snowman creation that is, lol. 
 I began my Build a Snowman creation by first stamping several snowflakes and embossing with white embossing powder, die cut each of them out.
 Once I had them all cut out I decided to make a wreath. 
So using my Xyron Creative Station I covered a piece of 5 3/4" chipboard and placed a piece of pattern paper to the top. 
Place snowflakes around the edge of the covered circle. Layer other snowflakes on top using pop dots. Stamp sentiment in the center, emboss with white embossing powder.
 Stamped snowmen on mixed media paper using black ink, color with Copic Makers, fussy cut out. Layer snowmen together and place on wreath.
 Add stripes to the scarf with Tombow Markers. Add SnowTex and allow to dry.
 Add gemstones to the center of the snowflakes to finish your Build a Snowman Wreath off.
 I am so glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed my Build a Snowman Wreath using the Build a Snowman Stamp Set. Make sure to check out all the Build a Snowman projects that have be shared this week by the Stampendous Design Team. Don't forget to check out all the stamps in the Stampendous Store and projects HERE!!!!
Stampendous Design Team
I'm so happy to be a Stampendous Design Team Member and help promote their wonderful products. They so generously supply us with so many free goodies like this .... Stamps, Embossing Powder, Ink, Stamp Blocks, Paper that I'm using today.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

CREATE Banner with Gina's Designs Lasercuts

 It has been a fun filled August. I have had a wonderful time as Gina's August Guest Designer sharing with you some of my creations using Gina's Lasercut Designs. I love to "Create" so of course I had to use this fabulous Create Banner as my last project for the month.
 I began by running Create Banner pieces through my Xyron Creative Station, trimming off the excess Graphic 45 Ladies Diary paper and layering them together.
 I like to place my chipboard pieces where  I would like them to end up.
 and take photos of them so I can refer back...especially when I am using several different pieces.
 I used DecoArt Inc Media Gesso and covered all of the pieces, allow them to dry.
 Paint the leaves on the frames and feathery flourish using both DecoArt Media Yellow Green Light and Sap Green.
 Paint the birds with DecoArt Naphithol Red,, allow them to dry. Paint over with a wash of DecoArt Media Burnt Sienna. Dry.
 Do a wash of DecoArt Media Raw Sienna over all the pieces, dry.
 Make a mix of DecoArt Utra-Matte Varnish, 3 parts Quinacridone Orange and 1 part Paynes Grey. Apply to top of all pieces, dry.
 Last, apply DecoArt Inc Media Patina Green Antiquing Cream, allow it to dry. Take a wet one or wet paper towel and whip off randomly to give that antique look.
 Place each of the chipboard pieces on the banner. (Refer to the photos)
 Paper each of the letters with Graphic 45 Ladies Diary. Add to each banner.
 Add gears to the Clockwork Penny Farthing.
  I like adding pieces I have saved from other pieces...the birds came off the Birds on a Wire 1 die cut.
 Add a few rose buds to the banner. 
 Along with a small calendar to go along with Gina's Lasercut Designs Honeycomb & Bees Medium Set.
 Add the Bird in Ivy to one the banner along with the letter and a few more roses.
Add random metals to some of the banners along with a few of Graphic 45 Ladies Diary embellishments. Hang the banner using clothespins and jute to finish your Create Banner.
 I want to say thank you to Gina for having me as her Guest Designer and let you know I am so hooked on Gina's Lasercuts...if you haven't used them...they are a must have for all your projects, so make sure to check out the store HERE!!!
Make sure to follow Gina's Designs Lasercut BLOG for more inspiration!!!

 I hope I have inspired you with my Wednesday Guest Design projects which you can see at the following links...
Not Your Everyday Composition Book...HERE!!!

Gina’s Designs Lasercuts Guest Designer
I'm so happy to be a Guest Designer for Gina’s Designs Lasercuts and help promote  their wonderful products. They so generously supply me with so many fabulous chipboard piece  to work with like those that I'm using today.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Laugh Often Altered Wall Art with Craftwell and Xyron Creative Station

 Hi!!!  It is Pam here today on the Craftwell Blog sharing with you take inexpensive frames and make them into fabulous wall art.
 I began by cutting 12 strips of Core'dinations paper. Run them through the Creative Station using the 9" Permanent Adhesive.
Leaving them on the  adhesive, place in the Love Triangles Embossing Folder, make sure to remember to turn 6 the other opposite direction so the pattern will be gong in the right directions. 
Using the 2 "A" plates with the platform, run through the Cut N' Boss.
Lightly sand the pieces while they are still on the adhesive sheet with a sanding block.
Run three 4" squares through Xyron Creative Station. 
(Changing the Xyron Creative Station from the 9" Permanent refill to the 5" Permanent refill is easy, just lift the lever and add the adhesive.)

Take the embossed strips from the Xyron Adhesive sheets and place on frame, mitering the corners.
Add the 4" squares to the center of the frame.
Die cut 3 scallop circles from grey Core'dinations paper, 3 medium flowers, two small flowers, two butterflies, two diamonds and two leaves using your Cut N' Boss. (It is so nice to be able to run several dies at one time, along with using different brand of dies at the same time.)
Emboss using 3 different embossing folders along with 2 "A" plates and platform. It so nice that you can use more than one embossing folder at time in your Cut N' Boss!!!!
(I used the Craftwell embossing folders that will be release soon, Keep A Look Out For Them!!!!)

 Sand lightly with sanding block.
Run the embossed scallop circles through the Xyron Creative Station.
Take the embossed circles of adhesive sheet and add to center of frame. Adhere one butterfly to center of frame, add second by gluing the center and bending the wings up. Add a metal pen tip to body.
Adhere a matted journal block to the center of one of the frames along with a few flags. Adhere one diamond die cut to the journal block, adding the second on top with pop dots. 
Roll the flower die cuts using a stylus and soft mat, layer together and add a metal center.
Place made flower to center of frame, adhere the two die cut leaves. Add some metal arrows, frames and buttons to each frame. Add epoxy circles to the corners of the frame to finish your wall art frames off.
I hope you enjoyed my project and hope you go to your favorite craft store and find you some small frames to alter using Craftwell fabulous embossing folders and die cuts. Thank so much for visiting with us today and don't forget that each day here on the Craftwell Blog it is always full of inspiration. Hugs Pam
Craftwell Cut N Boss
Craftwell Embossing Folders
Craftwell Thankful Holiday Memories Die Set
Craftwell Memory Collection Die Set
Teresa Collins Summer Stories Collection
Xyron Creative Station
Xyron 9" Permanent Adhesive
Xyron 5" Permanent Adhesive
3 - 6" wood frames
Soft Mat
1/2" Circle Punch
Epoxy Centers
Random Metals