Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Alpha...School Card with Craftwell

 Hi!!! I am sharing today on the Craftwell Blog my "Alpha...School" Card using Craftwell Alpha Embossing Folder designed by Teresa Collins.  
The A6 embossing folders come in two packs which is an incredible value.
Bonus is that they work perfect for your A2 card, tags, ATC's, etc...the sky is the limit with them. 
 I created my "Alpha....School" Card by first cutting red card stock to fit inside the Alpha Embossing Folder. Once the card stock is inside the folder... emboss using two "A" plates, platform and Cut N' Boss. 
Remove embossed card stock from Alpha Embossing Folder and sand lightly with sanding block. 
 Mat embossed card stock to top of card base. 
Add layers of card stock and pattern paper to top of card front. 
 Die cut red card stock and pattern paper using die, two "A" plates, "B" plate, metal shim and platform. 
(HINT: I like to use washi tape to hold my dies in place on small pieces of paper.)

Emboss black card stock using the Alpha Embossing Folder along with two "A" plates, platform and Cut N' Boss. 
 Lay the red card stock die cut on to top of black embossed paper. 
Fussy cut around die cut. 
 Add prepared die cut piece to to of card front along with die cut image that has been matted on circle. 
 Add brown twine ribbon to front of card base. 
Add brown twine bow along with flowers. 
 Form two tags to place inside card using the embossed black card stock and pattern paper. 
 Add ribbon to the top of each tag. 
Place in pocket that has been formed using pattern paper inside of card. 
 Thanks for stopping by the Craftwell Blog today and hope you try your hand at making a hidden pocket filled with embossed tags or may just making a fun card using some of Teresa's fabulous embossing folders that are available here at Craftwell. 
Hugs Pam


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Monday, August 29, 2016

ABC Primer Notebook Holder with Tutorial - Graphic 45

School is back in session here in Memphis!!!
So what better way to start the year out but by sending a special welcome to the school year gift to your child's teacher or make a few to give as gifts through out the year. 
 I've created a simple tutorial to help you get started...

Cut black card stock to measure 7” x 12”. 
Score at the 3”, 3 ¼”, 3 ½”, 8 ½ ”, 8 3/4”, 9” using scoreboard. 
Trim corners at top measuring 3 ½” from bottom of card stock. 
  Fold in sides of score lines. 

 Line with inside of prepared notebook holder with pattern paper. 
Adhere border strip to top of inside of notebook holder. 
  Repeat again on the sides and front of prepared notebook holder.
 Fold in sides at the score lines.
Adhere front of notebook holder together to form pocket. 

Decorate with journal pieces from pattern papers. 
Add a small clip to journal piece.  

5. Add flowers to front of notebook holder.

Add pretty bow to front of notebook holder. 

Decorate the front of a small notebook with journal piece from pattern paper. 

8. Add ribbon to top of notebook. 

Place notebook inside of holder. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and would love to see your finished projects using the easy tutorial pattern. Hugs Pam

Graphic 45 ABC Primer Deluxe Collectors Edition
Black Card Stock
Metal Clip, Clock
Blue and Black Seam Binding
Scallop Flower Border Punch
Xyron Adhesive
Tiny Attacher
Pop Dots

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Eclectic Dream Canvas with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my Eclectic Dream Canvas using fabulous chippies from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. Love, love, love working with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts chipboard....check the store out HERE!!!

I began by adhere layers of Steampunk Debutante pattern paper to the top of a 6" x 8" canvas.

Add a small "Dream" word from a piece of the pattern paper along with a sticker from the collection to the front of the canvas.

Rub Metallic Lustre on to the Fanciful Element Chipboard layering each color. Adhere to top of pattern paper; add to top of canvas.

Paint the  Steampunk Lady with paint. Emboss the gears from the  Gear Shape Set and Steampunk Lady using the Rust Encrusted and Sky Blue Embossing Powder.

Add prepared embossed Steampunk Lady to top of Fanciful Element Chipboard; add prepared gears to top and a round the Steampunk Lady. Add ribbon to the Steampunk Lady.

Adhere fussy cut flower images from the pattern paper along with a few paper flowers.

Fussy cut three sets of butterflies from the pattern paper and layer together. Place on the front of the canvas.

I hope you have been inspired by my Eclectic Dream Canvas. Thanks again for stopping by the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Blog.  Hugs Pam

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Patient Pup Candy Box with Stampendous

Have you had fun this week with Stampendous!!! 
I love that we got to use Graphic 45 beautiful papers along with some amazing stamps, stencils and paste from Stampendous. 
 I created a Flower Pocket Candy Box using Eileen Hull's die from Sizzix to create my candy box. I began by first die cutting the flower packet with mat board and pattern paper. 
Adhere paper to formed boxed. 
Die cut pattern paper using wreath die. 
Adhere together. 
 Color pinecones and berries with markers. 
 Adhere to wreath. 
Add to prepared flower packet. 
Stamp image on white paper with black ink. 
Color with markers, fussy cut. 
Add to front of packet with pop dots. 
Apply embossed paste to hat and wreath
. Dry completely. 
Add bow and enamel dots.
 I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on my candy box. 
Now is the time to get your special candy or treat boxes ready. 
Stampendous has so really fun Halloween and Christmas stamps to start your projects with and don't forget all that amazing from Graphic 45!!! 
Hugs Pam 

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hanging Lights with Stampendous and Dreamweavers

Hi!!! I am super excited to be able to share my Hanging Light Card not only am I apart of the wonderful Stampendous Design Team but I am also with the fabulous Graphic 45 Design Team!!! So this is truly and exciting week to be able to share a project from two of my favorite companies.
I hope you enjoy my tutorial on how I made my Hanging Lights Card....
Begin by adhering  pattern paper to the front of card base.
Stamp background image on green card stock with brown ink. 
 Lay stencil on top of stamped green card stock. 
Apply crackle paste to top with palette knife, dry. 
Adhere to top of card front. 
 Stamp cream card stock with holly background image with green and red ink. 
Stamp background chicken wire to top with brown ink. Stamp circle image with black ink. 
Adhere to red card stock.
Adhere pattern paper to strip to red and green card stock. 
Adhere to front of card . 
Stamp image to white card stock, color with markers.
 Die cut colored image and red card stock, mat together. 
Add to card front with pop dots.
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.
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