Monday, May 29, 2017

Spring Window

I'm up on the Creative Scrapbooker Blog's today as a guest blogger sharing my Spring Window that features Bo Bunny, Southern Ridge Trading CompanyRanger Ink and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products. 


You'll want to make sure to head over to the Creative Scrapbooker Blog to read all about how I created my Spring Window, so that you can recreate it at home.

- Katelyn

Friday, May 19, 2017

Thinking of You Dragonfly Card

I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today sharing my Thinking of You Dragonfly Card. I've created this using a few of the new dies from ModaScrap as well as a few of the classic dies from Els van de Burgt Studio. 




You'll want to make sure your way over to Elizabeth Crafts Designs Blog to read all about how I created my Thinking of You Dragonfly Card, so that you can recreate it at home. 


- Katelyn

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Memories Wall Hanging

I'm on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog today sharing with you a beautiful Memories Wall Hanging that features the Zen Dragonfly chipboard piece. I hope my memories wall hanging will inspire you to want to recreate it at home.


Make sure to head over to the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog so that you can learn all about how I created my memories wall hanging.

- Katelyn

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Happy Birthday Card

Happy National Scrapbook Day! With it being National Scrapbook Day, some of us from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Bloggers and Design Team are participating by sharing projects with you on Creative Scrapbooker's Social Media Pages. You'll want to check out their Facebook Page, Instagram and Blog as they will be giving prizes away all day. For my project, I created a Happy Birthday card featuring products from Bo Bunny, Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Ranger Ink and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and read below as I share with you how to recreate my Happy Birthday Card at home.


To start, die cut the 3" Stitched Rectangle die out of a piece of Super Stock Cardstock. Once the rectangle has been cut out, place the 2 1/4" Stitched Square die 1/2" from the top and 3/8" from the left of the stitched rectangle. Cut the stitched square out. 


Once the square has been cut out of the top portion of the rectangle. Apply Emboss It Ink to the entire surface of the rectangle. After the ink has been applied, sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder over the entire rectangle. Emboss the rectangle with the heat tool. You'll need to reapply Emboss It Ink in the areas where the powder didn't stick. Sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder over the spots that have ink on them. Emboss the spots with the heat tool. 


Cut a piece of Super Stock Cardstock that measures 7/8" x 1 1/2". Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Happy Birthday sentiment stamp. Stamp the Happy Birthday Sentiment onto the cut piece of Super Stock Cardstock. Using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Blending Tool, ink the edges of the sentiment.


From the Typewriter patterned paper, cut a piece that measures 5" x 7". Distress the edges of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the patterned paper using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Blending Tool.


From the Hidden Treasures patterned paper, cut a piece that measures 6 3/4" x 4 3/4". Cut a second piece that measures 2 1/4" x 5 7/8".  Distress the edges of both pieces of patterned paper. Ink the edges of the patterned papers using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Blending Tool.


With the Hidden Treasures patterned paper still out, fussy cut a key a letter. Ink the edges of the fussy cut images with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Blending Tool.


From the Bricks patterned paper, cut a piece that measures 4 1/2" x 6 1/2". Distress the edges of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the patterned paper using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Blending Tool.


From the Adventures patterned paper, cut a piece that measures 4 1/4" x 6 1/4". Distress the edges of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the patterned paper using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Blending Tool. From the other side of the piece of paper, fussy cut the hot air ballon. Ink the edges of the hot air ballon using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Blending Tool.


From the Graphic patterned paper, fussy cut three frames. Ink the edges of the frames using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Blending Tool.


From the Utopia patterned paper, fussy cut two frames and the ampersand out of the frame. Ink the edges of the frames and ampersand with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Blending Tool. 


From the Old School patterned paper, fussy cut a telephone and two cassette tapes. Ink the edges of the telephone and tapes using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Blending Tool.


Now it's time to assemble your card.

Adhere the letter patterned paper to the dot patterned paper. Adhere the brick paper to the letter patterned paper. 


On the top right side of the grey/blue patterned paper, slightly tear the paper down. On the bottom left side of the grey/blue patterned paper, slightly tear the paper up. Adhere the grey/blue patterned paper to the brick patterned paper.


Adhere one frame 1/2" from the top and 1/8" from the right of the grey/blue patterned paper.


Foam square the smaller letter paper 1/4" from the top and left of the grey/blue patterned paper. Adhere the long blue frame with image, 1/4" from the top and 3/8" from the left of the letter patterned paper. 


Adhere the second frame with image in behind the embossed frame.


Add adhesive on the left hand side of the embossed frame. Add foam squares on the right hand side of the embossed frame. Adhere the embossed frame 3/4" from the top and  1/4" from the left  of the blue frame. 


On the right hand side of the embossed frame, adhere a frame, a telephone and a cassette tape.


Adhere the other cassette tape underneath the telephone cord. Adhere the Happy Birthday sentiment 1/8" from the left and 3/8" from the bottom of the embossed frame.


Adhere the small frame slightly overtop of the bottom of the frame. The small frame will slightly sit over the Happy Birthday sentiment.


Adhere the fussy cut letter overtop of the frame, showing a bit on the right hand side. Foam square the ampersand slightly over the letter.


Foam Square the hot air balloon slightly overtop of the letter and the ampersand. 


Cut a cardbase out of Super Stock Cardstock that measures 
7" x 10". Score the cardstock at 5".


Adhere your card front to the cardbase. 


Here's a closeup shot of the card front.




Here's the finished Happy Birthday Card.


Thanks for joining me today! Make sure to head over to Creative Scrapbooker's Magazine blog, Facebook Page and Instagram to check out the rest of the Bloggers and Design Team members wonderful creations. I hope that I've inspired you to re-create my Happy Birthday card at home.

Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder and Happy Birthday Stamp
- Bo Bunny: Life in Color -  Utopia, Hidden Treasures, Typewriter, Adventures, Graphic and Old School
- Ranger Ink:  Jet Black Archival Ink and Emboss It Ink
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink
- Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Squares 
- Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L: Thin Foam Squares, 3D Foam Squares, EZ Runner and Dodz
- Creative Scrapbooker/Cathie Allan: Super Stock Cardstock 

- Katelyn




























Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Most Beautiful Thing We Can Experience Tag

Today I'm up on Graphic 45's blog sharing with you my The Most Beautiful Thing We Can Experience Tag using the Midnight Masquerade Collection.  You'll want to make sure to read all the way down to the bottom of my post as I have a tutorial for you so that you can recreate my tag at home.  If you haven't stopped by Graphic 45's blog yet, you'll want to so you can check out the rest of the photos of my project as well as check out Lena's beautiful piece.


Midnight Masquerade is starting to become one of my new favourite collections. Although I tend to lean to the shabby chic colour palette, the rich colours from Midnight Masquerade are just gorgeous. I’ve been wanting to play with the large tags from the Staples collection for a while now, so when I opened the collection and found an inspirational quote I liked, it was the starting point for my project.


Tip: From the 4x6 and 3x4 cards there are a lot of great images to fussy cut. The cards don’t always need to be used as the full card.


Here's the tutorial on how to make my The Most Beautiful Thing We Can Experience Tag at home:


To see more pictures and some other tips about my The Most Beautiful Thing We Can Experience Tag, you'll want to head over to the Graphic 45 blog.

Supplies Used:

- Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Paper: Moonlight Mystery, Music Maker, Savor the Magic, Deliciously Decadent and Irresistible Intrigue


Other Supplies Used:

- Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink and Blending Tool/Foam
- Hug N’ Snug Seam Binding Ribbon: Purple
- ½” Circle Punch
- Sookwang Tape
- Foam squares
- Paper Trimmer and Scissors

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to head over to the Graphic 45 blog  to check out the rest of the photos of my project as well as Lena's beautiful project!

-Katelyn

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Being Negative - Die Cut Team Designer Challenge

Today we're kicking off a new design team challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  For May it's all about being negative, so all of the die cut design team members were challenged to create a card using the negative piece left over from die cutting a die.  With the challenge in mind, I created a feminine Happy Birthday card featuring a variety of dies from ModaScrap. You'll want to read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my Happy Birthday Card. Read all the way down to the bottom as I have some information at the end of the post on how to get in on a fabulous giveaway from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


To start, cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4". Once the cardstock has been cut, place the large lacy poppy on the right hand side of your card. Make sure the stem of the poppy ends in the bottom left hand corner. Run the cardstock with the die on it through your die cutting machine.


Take the small poppy die and place it to the left of the large poppy die. Make sure the stem of the small poppy sits on top of the large poppy's stem. Run the cardstock with the die on it through your die cutting machine.


Using the positive part of the large poppy, blend Milled Lavender Distress Ink over the entire surface of the large poppy using a blend tool with foam. Apply Glossy Accents to the middle of the lacy poppy. With the glossy accents in the middle, sprinkle Ribbit coloured Flower Prills in the middle.


Using the positive part of the small poppy, blend Shabby Shutters Distress Ink over the entire surface of the small poppy using a blend tool with foam. 


From the Stitched Fishtail Banners, die cut the 3/4" banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim the banner down to 2 5/8". Blend Milled Lavender Distress Ink over the entire surface of the banner using a blend tool with foam. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Happy Birthday Sentiment. Stamp the Happy Birthday Sentiment onto the middle of the banner. Ink the edges of the banner using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Blending Tool with Foam.


Cut a piece of patterned paper that measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Using an edge distressor, distress the edges of the patterned paper. With the edges distressed, ink the edges of the patterned paper piece using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Blending Tool with Foam.


Cut a piece of patterned paper that measures 4" x 5 1/4". 


Now it's time to assemble your card. 

Adhere the white cardstock piece that has the poppies die cut on it to the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of patterned paper. Using an edge distressor, distress the edges of the White Soft Finish Cardstock. With the edges distressed, ink the edges of the patterned paper piece using Black Soot Distress Ink and a Blending Tool with Foam.


Adhere the positive large poppy to the right of the large negative poppy. Adhere the positive small poppy to the left of the small negative poppy.


Using thin foam squares, adhere the Happy Birthday Banner to the left hand side of the White Soft Finish Cardstock. Foam square the White Soft Finish Cardstock piece to the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of patterned paper. 


Create a small bow out of twine and adhere on the left hand side of the banner. Cut a piece of Super Stock Cardstock that measures 5 1/2" x 11", score at 4 1/4". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.


Here's a closeup shot of the cardfront.


Here's the finished Happy Birthday Card.


Thanks for joining me today! Make sure to head over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to check out the rest of the Die Cut team's wonderful creations. I hope that I've inspired you to re-create my Happy Birthday card at home.

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For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a Background Die Prize pack which includes: heart background; circles background; chevron background and diamond background to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What are some project ideas you would use scrap pieces for when crafting?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, May 5 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:


Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Milled Lavender, Shabby Shutters and Black Soot and Blending Tool & Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Glossy Accents
- FabScraps: Lavender Breeze - Memory Lane and Whisper
- Creative Scrapbooker/Cathie Allan: Super Stock Cardstock
- Twine

- Katelyn