Monday, October 23, 2017

The Ton Stamps - Peony Cluster Mini and Cozy Poinsettia

Hi there!

This month I got to play with stamps and die sets from The Ton.  This is a "new to me" stamp line, but I'm thinking there will be more added to my collection very soon.  The designs are so versatile and the detail is incredible.

I started with a simple card design using the Peony Cluster Mini.

After heat embossing with gold, I used some pink water colour to colour my image.  I'm quite the novice at water colouring, so I find embossing the image first is quite forgiving.

The flowers were then cut with the available die and using foam tape, mounted it on a nest of pink twine. All of that was then placed on top of the strip of pink cardstock which had been stamped repeatedly with the sentiment. To finish it off, I added some strips of washi tape, some rhinestones, and rounded the corners of the card.

Now that my creative muscles were flexed, I set out to play with the Cozy Poinsettia stamp.

The gold embossing and the water colours were still on my desk, so I used those supplies again.  This time, instead of using regular foam adhesive, I used the die to cut out some fun foam.  The larger image was quite warped (even though I had used water colour paper), and gluing the image to the fun foam keeps it nice and flat.  I think it will hold up better in the mail, as well.

I mounted the image on a piece of white cardstock and a piece of patterned paper from the Perfectly Plaid 6x6 pad by Lawn Fawn.  I embellished it with a small strip of washi at the top and some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Pale Gold.

The creative juices were flowing now, so I pulled out my Copics and started colouring.

Again, I'm no expert in Copic colouring and I only have a few markers.  I started by stamping the image with Black Archival Ink. The markers were R05, R27, R89, G24, G17, and YR09.  Then, Stickles were added to the centers.

Using an A2 sized card, I cut approximate,2 3/4 inches off the front of the card base and replaced it with a piece of Hot Off the Press Acetate. To cover the seam, I placed some washi tape. I stamped the sentiment on top of the acetate with Staz On Ink. 

Whew!  Lots of words to explain three pretty simple cards.  But, I just love how they turned out.

Thanks for looking and for any products not linked, please be sure to check out the store.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Cabin Fever 12x12 Layout

Hi! It's Julia here today to share a layout I made using the Simple Stories Cabin Fever Paper Pack & My Favorite Things Die-Namics Stitched Clouds.

The finished layout -

Here is a quick step-by-step: 
Step 1: Inked the edge of a sheet of pattern paper with Forest Moss Distress Ink
Step 2: Spritzed Ground Espresso Distress Marker

Step 3: Drew some loose lines around the edge with my XS Pitt Pen
Step 4: Repeated steps 1-3 with another piece of pattern paper trimmed to 9x9

The Stitched Cloud die cuts worked so well with my photos.

The small stickers that came with the pattern paper pack made great embellishments.

Thanks so much for joining me today! Be sure to check out the Scrap Shotz store for the products used in this projects and so many more great things!

Products used:

Simple Stories Cabin Fever Pack
My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Clouds
Distress Ink - Forest Moss, Walnut Stain
Distress Marker - Ground Espresso

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Concord and 9th Magnolia Wreath Stamp and Die Set

Have you seen the gorgeous Concord and 9th Magnolia Wreath Stamp and Die Set? It's gorgeous and uber versatile. When I purchase a stamp set, I brainstorm as many different ways I can to use the set, especially if the set is "themed" or "seasonal."

At first glance, you may think this set is for the holidays given that many cardmakers are busy making Christmas cards, myself included. Let me show you how I created some fun projects .... and I'm only scratching the surface of my idea list. (I will have more to share on my Instagram feed!)

Below I have a couple of autumnal cards to say thanks for sharing their recent Thanksgiving with my family. I played with my inks, taking advantage of the Hero Arts ombre Butter to Orange dye ink pad. I masked off the darkest colour as I knew I would be adding gold embossing to the base wreath image.

To the top layer of leaves I added Lawn Fawn Cranberry and Lobster dye ink colours to the edges using the "rock and roll" method. What I love about this technique is that each stamped image is unique - no set of leaves are the same as is the current season.

Then I adhered the leaves, added some Nuvo tonic drops for berries and a distress oxide stamped sentiment.

Next I created a couple of contemporary toned Christmas cards using the Distress Oxide inks in Peeled Paint and Lucky Clover. For each I stamped the second layer with VersaMark ink and embossed using some embossing powder to capture the light and sparkle of snow. Again, I used a Distress Oxide Vintage Photo stamped sentiment and finished it with some Jilly Bean twine.

The first card I kept simple and will be mass producing these for the Caring Hearts Drive.

For the second card, I add some Nuvo glitter drops in Rhubarb for the berries. Originally I had stamped the berries on the wreath but with the embossing it was too faint for my liking. And I finished it with a Distress Oxide Candied Apple stamped sentiment.

And a close up of the embossing and berries.

For my last project, I dolled up mini take out cartons with my autumnal coloured and embossed wreath. Each container will contain some apple crisp piping hot from the oven tonight to my friends.

I hope I've inspired you with these projects. There are several more projects brewing in my head which I am excited to share. These cards can be seen in person this weekend at the Scrap Shotz Fall crop.


Monday, October 16, 2017

New Watercolor Fall Page Kit!

Hello! It's Karla here today with the newest Scrap Shotz Page Kit - Watercolor Fall! Your Fall photos are going to look fabulous on these pages - and the best part - they'll be in your album in no time flat!! That's the beauty of these kits - the measuring, sketch, instructions and supplies are all included, so you can get your favourite photos showcased. Here's a look at the pages you'll be able to make:

The papers and stickers included in the kit are absolutely gorgeous! You'll even have a few extra supplies left over to create some cards if you want. You could even use this kit to document your Thanksgiving, which would be lovely!

The pretty diecut leaves and shiny sequins and gems add texture and glimmer.

I really love the gold glitter paper banners - so pretty!

A burlap layer and some twine are perfect for adding a natural element to the pages.

This sticker is so gorgeous - and you get a whole sheet of designs to use!

The leaves and paper layers add lovely dimension, and the instructions are detailed and tell you exactly where to place your elements!

We even have a video for you to follow along as you make your pages! You can watch HERE or click the video below:

These supplies are included in your kit:
-8 ½ x 11” Kraft Cardstock
-Four 12x12 pieces of patterned paper and a Coordinating Sticker Sheet
-Three 12x12 pieces of cardstock – orange, yellow & brown
- Gold glitter paper strip and Burlap piece
-Diecuts including: 5 leaves, 2 gold glitter banners, journaling label
-Embellishment bag also including: sequins, gems, twine, manila tag
-Completed Layout photo, Sketch, Paper Cutting Directions and Complete Detailed Instructions

You only need your adhesives, ink to sponge on paper edges if desired and I find it helpful to use a grid ruler for positioning.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Scrap Shotz Store to find this exclusive, limited edition kit and keep your eyes open for more to come!

Friday, October 13, 2017

October Kit Projects...Take Two

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!! Cathy here with some more projects using the gorgeous Scrap Shotz October Kit, featuring the Beautiful line from Simple Stories! The October Kit is available now and there are add ons to go with it!

I love home decor, especially anything I can put on a wall or display on a shelf. I did this frame up using one of the cut apart sheets from the 12X12 paper pack. There are so many to choose from, but the best part is, you can change up the center card message whenever you like. I did this one using a vertical card but you can also do a horizontal version.

I found this great frame at the thrift store for $1.50 and thought it would be perfect, already had a mat inside it too. I did not like the colour so a bit Dylusions White and Dylusions Black Paint and I have a frame I like.

I layered a 4X6 card on a piece of the patterned paper from the kit so it fit in the center of the mat. I fussy cut some of the flowers out and edged them in black ink. I also edged the frame in black to pull it together. You could use any colour for that part. Added gold hearts to the corners and some of the clear word stickers on the side.

For the flower in the foreground I cut all the petals and edge them in black as well.

More fussy cut flowers attached to the mat around the center card.
I did leave the frame just painted and edged in Distress Ink in Black Soot, that way I can just change out the mat board inside to what ever design and colour I would like.

And for my last project this month I did a 5X5 card and a regular size card. The cut aparts from the Beautiful line are so great for cards. And I love the positive words and encouragement.

The embellishments that come with this kit are so amazing. They all go together so well and there are so many options with this line. This is a 5X5 card and I used one of the cut aparts and just trimmed it down and layered in on squares cut from the paper.

The balloons are in the sticker book and are so adorable and the little tiny bow is one of the stickers too.

This little circle is from the chipboard set and is layered on a cut out piece of matching paper.

My second card is a regular size one. 

I used a striped pattern on the bottom layering piece and then used the matching washi tape to add stripes.

I fussy cut the feathers out of one of the cards and tucked them in behind the sentiment. And added the little bow on the top feather.
The matching floral washi tape is gorgeous. Used it for the background and cut a small banner out of it for the top corner.

Two different circle stickers added to the corner, and you can pop these up too if you want.

Yes the gold does shine that wonderfully!!

Hope you have all had a great week and enjoyed seeing the incredible projects this week from Katelyn and Rosie!! Coming up next week, the Design Team will be showing you projects featuring items available from Scrap Shotz! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Scrap Shotz October Kit Projects Part 2 with Katelyn

Hey Scrap Shotz Fans!

Today, I'm back and sharing with you three more projects that I created using the October Kit which features the fabulous Simple Stories line "Beautiful" which is filled with beautiful pastel colours and accented with black and white.

To kick off my projects, I decided to create a fun tag using one of the 3"x4" cards as the focal point on my tag. 

To embellish the bottom portion of the tag, I mixed stickers, fussy cut images, silver sequins and washi tape. By adding the gold stickers, it picked up on the bit of gold patterned paper that I used on the tag. 

At the top of the tag, I embellished it with a variety of stickers and used foam squares to create depth on my tag. At the top right hand corner of the tag, I added a tab sticker as well as a couple of silver stars. To finish the tag, I added some black seam binding ribbon to the top. 

For my second project, I created a layered card using a variety of elements from the kit.

To add some interest in the top right portion of the card, I tore a bit of the patterned paper down and hid part of a heart in the now open area. In the top portion of the 3"x4" card, I trimmed a few banner stickers down and added them to the top of the card. I fussy cut the feathers from one of the 3"x4"cards. 

In the top left hand corner I cut around a sticker to get rid of a lot of the white space. Just make sure to ink your edges. 

To finish off the inside of your card, add three heart stickers in the bottom right hand corner.

For my final project using this kit, I created a wall hanging that's perfect to add to anywhere in your home. You'll want to read below as I've created a tutorial for you.

To start, cut a piece of chipboard that measures 4" x 6".

From the polka dot paper, cut a piece that measures 4" x 6". Distress the edges of the paper with an edge distressor. Ink the edges of the paper using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Cut the 4" x 6" card down to 3 3/4" x 5 3/4". Distress the edges of the paper with an edge distressor. Ink the edges of the paper using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

From the mint floral patterned paper, cut a piece that measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". Distress the edges of the paper with an edge distressor. Ink the edges of the paper using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Cut the 4" x 6" amazing card down to 3 3/8" x 5 3/8". Distress the edges of the paper with an edge distressor. Ink the edges of the paper using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

The last piece of paper you'll need to cut is the 4" x 6" card that has Follow Your Heart on it. Cut the card down to 3 1/4" x 5 1/4", Distress the edges of the paper with an edge distressor. Ink the edges of the paper using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

From the 4" x 6" card that has the pink floral at the bottom of it, fussy cut the floral images out. Ink the edges of the image using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

From the 4" x 6" card that has the mint floral at the top of it, fussy cut the floral images out. Ink the edges of the image using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

From some of the 3" x 4" cards left and any scrap pieces that have floral images on them, cut a couple of the single flowers out. Ink the edges of each floral image using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Adhere the mint floral paper to the black map paper. Adhere the black map paper to the polka dot paper. Adhere the polka dot paper to the chipboard base.

In the top portion of the mint floral patterned paper, adhere the mint floral fussy cut images. in the bottom portion of the mint floral paper, adhere the pink floral fussy cut images.

Before adhering the Follow your Heart card, add some Cracked Pistachio Distress Crayon to the leaves of the flowers. Blend the distress crayon in with your finger. Adhere the Follow your Heart card to the black "amazing" card. Foam square the black card to the middle of the mint floral patterned paper.

If one of your floral elements has leaves, add some Cracked Pistachio Distress Crayon to the leaves of the flower. Blend the distress crayon in with your finger. Adhere both flowers in the bottom right hand corner of the wall hanging. At the end of the "t" on the heart word, add a gold heart. In the top right hand corner of the Follow your Heart card, add three sticker banners.

To finish the top of your wall hanging, add a piece of black ribbon.

Here's your wall hanging finished and ready to be hung.

Here's a closeup of how pretty the Cracked Pistachio Distress Crayon looks on the leaves.

The October Kit as well as the Add On's for the kit are available in the Scrap Shotz's store. Make sure to stop by the blog later this week, as Cathy is sharing more inspiration using the October Kit.

Thanks for joining me today!