Sunday, January 19, 2020

Floral Card Cover Die

Oh yes I did!  
I cut this Floral Card Cover Die four times and inlaid all the colors one by one...but it was worth it!  It only took about 20 minutes, so not too bad.  I think it would be beautiful with a black outline as well.


I used the colors Blush, Bubble Gum and Leafy from the Color Crush  cardstock.


The Cover Die is from The Stamp Market January Release.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Picket Fence Studios January Release Part One

It's time to show you the Picket Fence January Release!  
I have SO many new projects that I'm going to break it into two postings, so today I'm showing you the adorable little kids sets called Boy of All Seasons and Girl of All Seasons.


I made the boy a backpack and a card.  I chose a couple characters, colored them with Copic markers and made a background with the Gingham Background stamp and the 2-1/2" Blending Stencil using the Life Changing Blending Brushes.

You can't see the tag, it's hanging on the back of the backpack, but it says: 'Amazeballs, we knew you could do it'!



Next, I used the Girl of All Seasons stamp set and die to make a birthday party ensemble.


These little girls were colored with Copic markers.  The background is the Rough Around The Edges Background stamp.





For the gift I created a box with a pinwheel decoration on top.  I used the same Rough Around the Edges Background stamp.
For the party favor, I stamped the little girl around the cupcake liner and made a paper flower for the frosting.

This was a really fun card to color.  I used the Walk, Crawl, Run stamp set and Copic markers.

Walk, Crawl, Run Stamp Set

As always these are just a few of the new release for Picket Fence Studios.  Please visit their website for all the new things! 

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Everyday Purse Made Into a Memory Album

Today's Friday Feature for Concord & 9th is how to assemble the purse into a memory album.

I used several of my favorite Concord & 9th stamp sets to adorn the pages, but you can customize them in many ways.

I've included the photos and instructions below for creating the pages.  Be mindful as you decorate your pages that your purse still closes. It holds quite a bit but you can over load it.






How to make the memory album.

To begin making the memory album, cut two purse bodies.  Trim the flaps from both pieces and adhere the purse together.  You will just have a front and back, no sides.
At this point, do any stamping, embossing or decorating you might want to do on the purse while it is flat.
Wait to attach your handles until you have added the pages.

Cut cardstock for pages to:
3-1/8" x 6-1/2"
3-1/3" x 6-1/4"
3-1/8" x 6"
3-1/8" x 5-3/4"
Score all 4 pages the same regardless of the size - score at 2-3/4" from both ends.
(score at 2-3/4" flip it around and score at 2-3/4" from the other end)
Add adhesive (I used Score Tape) to the back side of each spine.

Lay the largest piece flat and center the second largest piece in the spine.  Peel the tape backing and adhere.

Center the third page in the spine and adhere and the fourth page.

Use your bone folder to press firmly on all adhered areas.  When it is dry, slightly rebend the pages on the score lines as they probably flattened out from assembly.


For this book, I am taking it to Creativation so lots of people are going to be opening it.  I tied it closed with a ribbon instead of any of the die closures in the set.  I assembled my purse front and back, laid the ribbon down and cut another set of front and backs to sandwich the ribbon in good and strong.  Then I added the pages. You probably would not have to do that for everyday use, but that is how I assembled this one.

When you have all the pages made, adhere them to the center of the purse.  At some point, now or before you add them to the purse, use a corner rounder on all corners.  That way it lines up with the shape on the purse and nothing hangs out.

I am also using this post to insert the video for the basic assembly of the purse.



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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Splitcoast Stampers Guest Tutorial Author

I'm so excited to be a guest tutorial author on Splitcoast Stampers again!


I created a marquee sign card for the tutorial.  You can head over to Splitcoast Stampers and read all about it and see the video.


I used the Huggable Stamp set and dies from Reverse Confetti and the Serif Dies from Spellbinders for this project.



Huggable Stamp Set                               Huggable Dies


Head over to Splitcoast Stampers for all the tutorial details!


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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Sweet Sentiment Copic Coloring Class For February

The February Sweet Sentiment class is now available.

This kit includes a wobble thing (Becky technical term) so the characters move which is fun because she is jumping on his back!

Remember now you have the choice of either the regular video class or the new background option too!


Are you ready to rock around the clock? 
Well these two love birds sure are!  This class will teach you to make subtle differences in skin tone so your characters are not identical.  It will also teach you to show some movement in clothing and how to use shadows to demonstrate that. Perfect for beginners but also a great refresher to advanced colorists. 


The accompanying background class will teach you to make a "gym" background and a whole different style of background coloring, different from January's class.  
You'll have so much fun as you learn new techniques and fun tricks and tips that you can apply to any image or background!

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