May 26, 2016

Birthday Paper Bag Album




















Hi Everyone, Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here, sharing my project for the month of May. Thank you Sheila for having me :) A friend is celebrating her birthday next week on the night of our card party at her house, so I wanted to surprise her with this paper bag album. This is the front of the album. Her favorite color is green so I went with different shades. (I don't know why these pictures don't show the true colors, maybe it's the lighting). I punched holes to hold the album together, added grommets, then tied different ribbons to each one. I had this flower in my stash forever, it is a two part flower with a brad, so I added a doily, some burlap and jute and a fabric flower under it so that it had layers.



















I covered all the pages with designer paper from different stacks. The first page I added a pocket, a tag, a butterfly and ribbon on the side. The stamped balloons, candles, cupcakes and die cut butterfly are all from Stampin' Up.


The second page I added a mini paper bag, which I put mini cuttlebug folders in. The butterfly, heart and sentiment is Heidi Swapp stickers. The flowers are from a kit from Stampin' Up that I ran through my crimper and added a brad.




















The third page I die cut a tag from My Creative Time, tied bakers twine around it, added a wooden woman, which I bought at Hobby Lobby. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up along with the tag punch that it is stamped on.



















The fourth page I added silk flowers from my stash with rhinestones which are from Stampin' Up.  I ran the background, which is also from a Stampin' Up kit through my crimper. The sentiment was cut out from a sheet of designer paper. I made a junk bow from paper and different ribbons and adhered that on.



















The fifth page I made a little pocket and added a couple of mini cuttlebug folders.


The sixth page I had a premade tag, I stamped the woman, which is from Close To My Heart. I added a rhinestone to her pony tail and her wrist, the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.




















The seventh page I added a premade pocket which has a mini cuttlebug folder in it. The cake is an older stamp from Stampin' Up. I used glitter markers to highlight the candle and the frosting.




















The eighth page I added a premade mini paper bag, a crocheted flower, a button with bakers twine tied to it, three mini silk flowers and rhinestones. I stamped that cutie face from Peachy Keen and colored in the eyes and cheeks and added a little stickles to the eyelashes.



















The ninth page I had a premade folder, this is it closed.



















This is it opened. I used some stickers from my stash for her name. The stamps are from Stampin' Up. I added some stickles to the cupcake.


The tenth page I stamped the month of her birthday just randomly, that stamp is from Paper Trey Ink. I stamped the block sentiments which is from My Creative Time, and some blotches which is from Stampin' Up. I added some jute, then stapled a piece of wire mesh on top. I had that premade tag in my stash, so I adhered that under the mesh.



















Finally :) this is the back of the album. I just added a piece of tattered ribbon to cover the seam of the paper.
















I tucked these two cuttlebug folders into the pockets of the album.
I can't wait to give it to her. I'm sure she will love it.
Thank you so much for stopping by.

May 25, 2016

Stardust Tea Light Birthday Card

Good Morning!  It's Christine from iamcocoasmom.blogspot.com back to share a card that I made for my youngest DGD's recent birthday.

Rarely, rarely, does this happen, but when I received my new stamps from DesignwithSassy, a card  just popped in my head AND it worked out just the way I hoped!  Ta da!



 I needed a simple tent card, so I placed a square on the DS canvas and sized it at 5" by 10" to form the card base.  It would have been easy peasy to add a variety of differently sized stars on the lower half of the card and attach to make the star shaped cut outs.  Unfortunately,  I wanted to use the "Star in Square" image from the Artbooking cart because I like the way the stars fit at the edges!




I discovered that I was unable to use the contour button to hide the outer square and therefore could not 'attach' the image to the front of the card to cut out the stars.  Soooo, the only way I could make it work was to slice a square in the front of the card base and then weld in the "Star in Square" image.  Yes!!!  Then I attached the score line and voila!



To finish the card I glued on the 'Accented Star' from the Home Decor cart and added a square of platinum vellum behind the stars.  I placed a frame around the outside and inside of the stars panel to finish it off neatly.  Inside I attached the Shooting Stars frame from Artbooking and used my MISTI to stamp that inspirational stardust sentiment from the Happy Birthday collection.





A length of silver ribbon and I was done!




It looks so pretty with the tea light placed inside the card, don't you think?  Then, of course, I had to craft a box since an envelope could not contain both the card and tea light!



Thank you, Sheila for inviting me to share my card.  Saving my pennies for your next stamp release!  : )  Christine

May 19, 2016

Graduation Card Challenge


 Isn't this little guy cute? Our challenge this week is to put together a graduation card, any kind of graduation card. The challenge is to do in in the school color! Sounds simple but it's not always. This card is a prime example, the school colors are orange and black and I need to make it look like a regular card instead of a Halloween card!


As you can see mine was an easy card the hardest part was a putting the little wobbler on. and it just shakes like crazy.


This is the stamp set that I used, it's called Summer Must Have and can be purchased on DesignWithSassy. com. I hope you enjoyed this post.


Thank you for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed todays post and come back to see us real soon.

May 16, 2016

Using Patterns In Design Space


Hi, everyone, it’s Charlotte C stopping by with a quick how-to on using the pattern feature in Design Space.  Thank you, Sheila, for inviting me here again today.
I’m using images here from Kate’s ABC's, changing her dress to polka dots and then a check.  How?  It’s just a matter of ungrouping the original image, then over in the layers panel click the dress to open the layer attributes window.  Now choose print and then patterns.  Scroll down to find what you want and click on it.  DS will automatically apply that pattern to your image.




And the pattern can be altered by clicking edit in the layer attributes window and fiddling with the scale, etc.  The stroller with the bunny has the original pattern I chose, and next to it I edited the pattern to be smaller.  Same pattern, just smaller.

The word HELLO has now become an image for print then cut.   Neat.
When you click Go to cut your image, the first one up will be the print then cut, then the rest will be on separate mats according to color as usual.


Now, if you’re saying you have plenty of pattern paper to use to cut those layers, here’s the really cool part about using patterns in DS:  you can apply a pattern to the layer or layers you want, then highlight the whole thing and click flatten.   The entire image becomes a print then cut with your new design– just print it out and have the Explore cut it out and you’re done.   Easy no layering. 
How cute is the ball and fox from Create A Critter with their new looks?
There are free patterns as well as Access patterns in Design Space.  And, of course, you can upload your own too.   I hope you enjoy playing around with patterns.