Monday, March 20, 2017

Vintage Hollywood Frame

Today I'm on Graphic 45's blog sharing with you my Vintage Hollywood Frame using the Vintage Hollywood Collection.  You'll want to make sure to read all the way down my post as I have a tutorial for you so that you can recreate my frame 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 Sandy's wonderful piece.


I absolutely love the new Vintage Hollywood collection. So as soon as I received this collection, I knew I needed to make something with it.  I’ve had a picture frame sitting in my craftroom for the last few months and knew it would be perfect to decorate.


Tip: Add a variety of fussy cut images to create layers on the frame.


Here's the tutorial on how to make my Vintage Hollywood Frame at home:


To see more pictures and some other tips about my Vintage Hollywood Frame, you'll want to head over to the Graphic 45 blog.

Supplies Used:

- Vintage Hollywood 12x12 Paper: Star Studded, Glitz & Glamour, Dazzling Five and Spotlight

Other Supplies Used:

- DecoArt Media: Fluid Acrylics – Carbon Black
- Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink and Blending Tool/Foam
- Frame
- Sookwang Tape
- Foamsquares
- 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 Sandy's wonderful project!

-Katelyn

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Vintage Hollywood Sneak Peek



I hope that you're having a fabulous start to your weekend. I wanted to quickly share with you a sneak peek of a new project that will be on Graphic 45's blog. You'll want to mark your calendars for Monday, March.20th. I hope that you'll take the time to stop by the Graphic 45 blog and check out all the photos of my project as well as check out Sandy's fabulous project. I will be sharing some photos and other details about this project on my blog on Monday.

- Katelyn

Friday, March 17, 2017

Party ! Card

I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today sharing my masculine Party ! Card. I've created this masculine birthday card which is perfect for that little guy in your life.  By using a variety of Joset Designs dies, Els van de Burgt Studio dies, paper and adhesives they were the perfect addition to my masculine birthday card.



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

If your looking for my Southern Ridge Trading Company post, head here.

- Katelyn

Hoppy Easter Reverse Canvas

I'm back on the Southern Ridge Trading blog today sharing with you some inspiration for Easter.  With Easter right around the corner,  I created a Hoppy Easter Reverse Canvas that's sure to 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 transformed my chipboard pieces to create my Hoppy Easter Reverse Canvas.

- Katelyn

Monday, March 13, 2017

Just Because Card Set

Today I get to share with you my Just Because Card Set that's up on the Graphic 45 blog using a variety of Staples as well as Nature's Sketchbook. This card set is perfect for any occasion you might need a card for. You'll want to make sure to head over to the Graphic 45 blog to check out the rest of the photos of my project as well as check out Kathy's fabulous project.


I’m ready for winter to be over and spring to arrive, so I pulled out the fabulous Nature Sketchbook collection to create a beautiful set of Just Because cards.


Tip: Sometimes I don’t want to cut into entire pieces of patterned paper, so I fussy cut the images from the Ephemera cards to add embellishments to my cards.




These are just a few of the photos of my Just Because Card Set. To see more pictures of my Card set, you'll want to head over to the Graphic 45 blog. 

Supplies Used:

- 12x12 Nature Sketchbook: Mother Earth, Every Blooming Thing, Seasonal Splendor, Planet Kingdom, Wildflower Bouquet and Harmonious Honeybees
- Nature Sketchbook Ephemera
- Nature Sketchbook Decorative Chipboard
- Nature Sketchbook Flowers
- Staples: Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads and Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
- Hug N' Snug Seam Binding Ribbon: Black
- Dark Green Cardstock
- Sookwang Tape
- Glue Dots
- Edge Distressor
- Paper Trimmer
- Thin 3D Foam Squares and 3D Foam Squares
- Black Soot Distress Ink/ Blending Tool

- Katelyn





Friday, March 10, 2017

Sneak Peek


I hope that you are having a fabulous end to your work week. I wanted to quickly share with you a sneak peek of a new project that will be on Graphic 45's blog. You'll want to mark your calendars for Monday, March.13th. I hope that you'll take the time to stop by the Graphic 45 blog and check out all the photos of my project as well as check out Kathy's project. I will be sharing some photos and other details about this project on my blog on Monday.

- Katelyn

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

It's in the Box! - Die Cut Team Design Challenge

Today we're kicking off a new design team challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  For March it's all about in the box, so all of the design team members on the die cut team were challenged to create a box featuring one of our new box dies. With the challenge in mind, I created a masculine Happy Birthday Star Pillow Box featuring a few of the new dies from Moda Scrap and Joset Designs. You'll want to read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my box at home as well as at the end of the post we are giving away a fabulous prize from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Using the Star Pillow Box die, die cut the box out of woodgrain cardstock. Tip: Use a metal plate while cutting out your box as it helps to define the score lines better on the box. 


From the Stitched Fishtail Banners die, die cut the 3/4" banner out of patterned paper. Cut the banner down to 2 3/4" long. Once the banner has been trimmed, use an edge distressor and distress the edges. After the edges have been distressed, using a blending tool and Black Soot Distress Ink, ink the edges of the banner. 


From the Stitched Fishtail Banners die, die cut the 3/4" banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the banner down to 2 5/8" long. After the banner has been trimmed, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Happy Birthday Sentiment. Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment onto the banner. Once the banner has been stamped, use an edge distressor and distress the edges. After the edges have been distressed, using a blending tool and Black Soot Distress Ink, ink the edges of the banner. 


Using the feather dies, cut the small feather out of the dark blue patterned paper. Cut the medium feather out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the large feather out of Light Blue patterned paper. Once the feathers have been cut out, ink the edges using a blending tool and Black Soot Distress Ink. After the edges have been inked, using a stylus, run the stylus down the middle of the feathers. Once the stylus has been run down the middle of the feathers, fold the sides of the feathers towards each other to give them more depth.


Die cut two arrows out of blue patterned paper. One of the arrows will need to be cut down to 2" long. After the arrow has been cut down, using a blending tool and Black Soot Distress Ink, ink the edges of the arrows.


Next, you'll want to assemble your star pillow box.


Adhere the three feathers and the cut down arrow together. Make sure the top portion of the arrow is facing up.


Adhere the feather bunch on the right hand side of the star pillow box.


Adhere the Happy Birthday banner and the patterned paper banner together. Make sure the Happy Birthday banner is slightly off from the patterned paper banner.


Foam square the banners overtop of the bottom portion of the feathers. Your banners will sit on a slight angle.


Adhere the full arrow across the bottom of the Happy Birthday banner.


To finish the arrow, add a little bow to the right hand side of the heart on the arrow.


Here is a close up photo of my finished star pillow box.


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

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Elizabeth Craft Designs have another designer challenge giveaway for you. We are giving away "a box die of choice"  to 3 winners. The winners will get to select which box they would like to receive from the following dies: Star Pillow Box, Triangle Treat Box, Lantern Box, Bonbon Box or Pillow Box with Handle.

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "Which is your favourite box from the January 2017 collection?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 10 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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Elizabeth Craft Design Products Used:

Arrows

Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot. Blending Tool and Replacement Foam.
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Bo Bunny: Life In Color -  Discovery and Utopia
- Cheery Lynn Designs: Metal Adapter Plate
- Misc: Woodgrain Cardstock (black) and Twine

- Katelyn