Thursday, January 30, 2014

Imaginisce...Welcome Spring Collection!

Yep...I know what you are thinking, but I don't think it is too early to start creating Easter/Spring projects.  I think by doing this...I can will Spring to come quicker because I am so cold!  Most importantly, I have this fabulous collection from Imaginisce...Welcome Spring and I am going to use it!

An Easter Cone!

So cute right?  What a fun idea for a home decor piece or maybe a gift.  I think my daughter has dibs to give this to one of her favorite school teachers.

I used the cute Clear Stamps from this collection and adhered these little bunnies to the inside of the cone, right on the front.  Oh, can you see the yummy chocolate tucked inside the cone?


The Die Cut Tags worked perfect in creating a label for the front of my cone. Look another one of those cute Clear Stamps.


Thanks for popping in and make sure you are checking out the Imaginisce Blog to see what the design team has been creating with all of the newest collections.



Monday, January 27, 2014

Silhouette's Adhesive Backed Cardstock for Added Dimension!

Hello all...Guiseppa here to share with you a layout using Silhouette's Chipboard.  I love dimension on my layouts.  I tend to go through huge amounts of foam adhesive.  In fact I use foam adhesive more than any other adhesive, but did you know that Silhouette's Chipboard is awesome for adding extra dimension to your projects?  Let me show you what I did.
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Ok...so I used the Chipboard to make my XO background.  I didn't use foam adhesive on the back because it is thicker than cardstock and added some dimension all by itself.  
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My title was also made from the Chipboard as well.  How did I get it to be a different color?  I cut the title out first with the Chipboard and then cut the title out again using Adhesive Backed Cardstock and simply placed it over the chipboard title.  Viola...more dimension!  
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Love those cute feathers...they are a Silhouette Shape too!
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Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you enjoyed my project.  Have fun creating with Silhouette's products and discovering what you can do with the Chipboard!
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Imaginisce's New Collection...Perfect Vacation!

I know we are all so sick of this cold weather, but I am so happy I get to play with papers that bring back warm memories.  Today I am sharing a layout with you made with the new Perfect Vacation Collection.


This collection is so fun and perfect for those summer vacations.  So, here's to willing summer here because I am cold and this fun collection just might help.





Ahhh...don't you feel a little warmer now?  I do, so I am off to play with more of my Perfect Vacation Collection.  Make sure you are checking out the Imaginisce Blog daily because the design team is full of ideas using our newest collection.  Thanks for stopping by







Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Clear Scraps New Mask...XOXO Tutorial!

I am so excited about the new Masks that Clear Scraps has.  Today I want to share with you what I did with the XOXO Mask.

Gather your supplies.  I used:
The XOXO Mask
Patterned Paper
Misting Spray (it doesn't matter the brand)
Modeling Paste
A metal spatula
A bowl to mix it in
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Add the desired amount of modeling paste and mist to your bowl.  The amount is entirely up to you, depending on how much area you want to cover and how light or dark you want it to be.
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Mix it all together so that there isn't anymore white from the modeling paste.
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Scoop up some on your spatula.
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Spread over the area of the mask that you want on your patterned paper.  Make sure you get the paste in all the areas of the mask.  Don't worry about the coverage being even.  It gives it a dimensional look.  Peel it off carefully and let it dry before you finish up your project.
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Look!  How awesome is this?  I love the look.
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Here is what my final project looked like.
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Go ahead and give this a try.  I found my modeling paste at Michael's, but I am sure any big box crafting store will have it. Thanks for stopping by and have fun crafting with Clear Scraps.  Make sure you are checking out the Clear Scraps Blog to see all the fun new products and what you can create with them.

Monday, January 20, 2014

New Silhouette Product...Stencil Material!

Hello, I am so excited about all of the fun new product Silhouette put out this year. Today I get to share with you a layout I made using the Stencil Material.
If you are intimidated by stencils...like I was for a long time, your going to love Silhouette's Stencil Material.  What I love best out it is that it is sticky on the back...yep sticky and that's fabulous for misting!
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Here is what my paper looked like before I embellished it.  I used the Love Background Shape.  I simply made it larger and cut it out.  The settings for the Stencil Material are blade 3, speed 2 and thickness 33.  I did click on double cut as well, just to make sure.
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It was so easy an best of all it stuck to my paper which means no bleeding!
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This was so fun and I can't wait to try it with other shapes and different mediums.  Thanks for stopping by and watch for the new product in the store because you are going to want it all...simply fabulous!

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Stencil Material...COMING SOON!









Thursday, January 16, 2014

Winter can be so fun with Imaginisce's new Collections!

I had a few of these cute pictures of my niece laying around.  She has this pretty pink winter coat on and I thought that the new My Baby Collection was perfect to use to create this layout.


I added some American Crafts Thickers Letter Stickers and some Glitter Tape to create a border.  I also used the strip of paper you cut off the bottom piece of the patterned paper to create the border.


I cut out a background snowflake shape as well as a snowflake using my Silhouette and American Crafts cardstock.


What will you create using the new Imagininsce Collections?  Make sure you are checking them out.  Head on over to the Imaginisce Blog!


Supplies: 
Imaginisce: Patterned Papers (My Baby), Die Cuts (My Baby), Plastic Buttons (My Baby), flowers
American Crafts: Cardstock, Glitter Tape, Thickers and Foam Dots

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Samantha Walker's January Creative Crafters Blog Hop!

Your first stop should have been at Samantha's Blog, so make sure you check out all the latest on her blog.


We also have an amazing giveaway this month sponsored by Spellbinders
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This month the team has been given the theme "Snowflakes".  I decided I would use a couple of her Silhouette shapes to create a layout.  I chose a couple of the Snowflake shapes and made them different sizes on a piece of 12x12 cardstock.  I pulled the snowflakes off, using the negative space as part of my background for my layout.  These are the two shapes I used.  Both are called Snowflake.


I also used Samantha's Rough and Tumble Collection from Carta Bella.







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Monday, January 13, 2014

A Silhouette New Release...Washi Paper!

Hello, today I am so excited to share with you one of Silhouette's new releases for Winter CHA 2014...Washi Paper!  The second I cut this paper, I fell in love and you will too.  Let me show you how to use it.

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First off pick out the shape you would like to cut.  I used the Assorted Heart Set for my layout.  Make sure your blade settings are set on the setting for Washi paper which is a blade setting of 1, a speed of 7 and a thickness of 17.  Then simply cut it out like you would any other shape.

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Next, peel it off.  It should just peel off like a sticker and the backing to the Washi Paper should stay on the mat.

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Finally, simply lay it down onto your project.  It is plenty sticky and is also very forgiving, so if you need to peel it up to fix it...you can.  

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That's it! It's so easy.  The New Year has defiantly started out awesome with this new product.  Give it a try.  Here is a look at some details of my layout.

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Thanks for stopping in and make sure you are checking the Silhouette Blog everyday because there are many more fabulous releases from Silhouette!


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