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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

KaiserCraft Pen & Ink Canvas

     Hi everyone! Drea here again with a special canvas that I made for my aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary, featuring the KaiserCraft Pen & Ink Scrapbooking Bundle from

     I started by spraying my canvas with Kaisermist Iridescent Spray (Coffee), and Distress Spray Stains (Hickory Smoke and Brushed Pewter), spritzing with a little water, to move and blend the colors around. While the sprays were still wet, I used the dropper from my Distress Ink Reinker (Black Soot) along the edges to create a soft frame. Once it dried, I stamped over it with a Prima Script Stamp using Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink, also along the sides. Then I adhered the lace on top with Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel. The wooden forever embellishment was given a coat of Prima Marketing Black Gesso, and rubbed with some Metallique Waxes (Vintage Gold and Old Silver). Then I backed it with some black cardstock, and strung some metallic fibers through it.

       Except for their wedding date, the tag from the diecuts was stamped and embossed with the stamp from the bundle. Then I inked around the edges with the KaiserCraft Mini Ink Pad (Black), and tied it off with a piece of lace from my stash.

     The butterflies represent their four grown children (my cousins), and except for one diecut, the rest were fussy-cut from the Black Foil Specialty Sheet, along with some of the flowers.

     Since my uncle served in the Army, I had to include the Army postmark, also from the Black Foil Specialty Sheet, tucked between some of the torn and distressed papers from the bundle.

     Finally, I extended my aunt's wedding dress along the bottom of the canvas, with diecuts and fussy-cut flowers and stems. I also used the floral stamp again, embossed onto a piece of white tissue paper, to add to the mix. Next, came the rest of my KaiserCraft Pearls (Pearl), along with some additional large Half Pearls made by The final touch was all of the vintage buttons that once belonged to my grandma (my aunt's mom).

     Thanks so much for your visit, and get the KaiserCraft Pen & Ink Bundle @!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Color Day Book

     Happy National Color Day! Drea here, with a mini book (4 1/8" X 6 1/8") to demonstrate some color terms and combinations made with stamping and Dylusions Paints from

      I started with white cardstock filled with stamping done with an old rubber stamp and the Prima Marketing (Garden Fable) Stamp, using Ranger Archival (Jet Black) Ink. Then it was adhered to my book, recycled from a cracker box, and made into the pages that fill it. For the cover, I embossed the Prima Marketing (Circle Stitches) Stamp with Ranger (Rainbow Sparkle) Embossing Powder, also used on the stitching on the spine, stamped with the Bo Bunny (Stitches) Stamp, and the color wheel, stamped with the Prima Marketing (Old Town) Stamp.  To mimic a stained glass window, I painted it with Dylusions Paints, and gave it two more coats of embossing powder for some sparkle and shine.

     The title was done with some old Thickers that I covered with Prima Marketing White Gesso, painted with Dylusions Paints, and coated again with the same embossing powder.

     This was my first attempt at hand-stitching my binding, done with a strong white thread that glows in the dark.

     The splats were done with a stencil and blending tool, using White Linen, After Midnight, and Black Marble Dylusions Paints. To enhance the white splat and make it visible, I embossed it with Rainbow Sparkle Embossing Powder.

      The color terms, definitions, and color wheels were printed onto white cardstock. In this example, the color wheel shows purple and yellow as Complementary colors, but here I used Tangerine Dream and Polished Jade Dylusions Paints instead.


     On this spread, I used primary colors for my Triad, with Cherry Pie, Lemon Zest, and London Blue Dylusions Paints.

     The paintbrushes were stamped with the Prima Marketing (The Archivist) Stamp, colored with Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain, and the background done with the (Garden Fable) Stamp.

     I love these Analogous colors together using Fresh Lime, Cut Grass, and Polished Jade Dylusions Paints!

     All of the enamel dots on the color wheel were painted with my finger to match the splats, and coated with Ranger Glossy Accents. The strip under the color wheel was done with the Prima Marketing (The Archivist) Stamp.

          This Split Complementary color combo was made with Postbox Red, Crushed Grape, and Fresh Lime Dylusions Paints.

     Finally, I used Lemon Zest, Crushed Grape, Squeezed Orange, and Calypso Teal Dylusions Paints for this Double Complementary scheme. 

     Thanks for looking, and shop by Color at

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Echo Park Once Upon a Time Prince Gift Card Book

Hi everyone, Brandy from Goodstuffmama sharing a sweet little gift card envelope book that's just too perfect for a little guy's birthday party using the Echo Park Once Upon a Time Prince Elements.

What you'll need:

Prepare Materials:
  • Cut 4 sheets of Once Upon a Time Prince paper to 5"X5" squares (verify that this will make a gift card sized envelope on your particular punch board)
  • Cut two pieces of paper to 3 3/4C 2 3/8 - This is your front and back cover
  • Cut one piece at 3 3/4 X 11" and score at every 1/2"

Create four envelopes using paper and an Envelope Punch Board. Score the folds nicely. Tape the flap back so that the envelope is wide open.

Once your envelopes are folded and assembled and your long narrow sheet of card stock is scored at ever 1/2" and fan folded, begin assembling your gift card envelope book.

Using Scor Tape or liquid adhesive, adhere the front cover to the very first valley in your fan fold. Skip the next valley and add your first envelope in the next valley. Skip every other valley, ending with the back cover of your book in the final valley. Adhere the empty valley's together.

When you are finished, you'll have a neat little book of four envelopes with a coordinating cover and spine.

Finally, embellish to your liking. I used the Echo Park Once Upon a Time Prince Layered Foil Stickers and the Echo Park Once Upon a Time Prince Enamel Dots along with a bit of twine to tie the book together. You can go a step further and embellish the insides of your book, tucking away little goodies and gift cards in between.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

BoBunny jungle life scrapbook page

Hi all, Jen Taylor here. I am stopping by today to share a fun page i made of my son. The picture is from a couple of years ago and i just love how happy he was in his monkey t-shirt so i thought the jungle life collection would be a perfect fit to scrapbook this picture.

First, head to and grab the Bo Bunny jungle life i want it all collection  and the coordinating Bo Bunny polka dot paper collection

*BoBunny jungle life I want it all collection 
*Bobunny coordinating double dot paper bundle
*Simple stories diy twine
* One 4 x6 photo 
* Tim Holtz shabby shutters spray ink 
* crème glitter paste from my stash 

Paper Trimmer 
Foam tape 
Score-tape double sided adhesive
Washi tape 
Fine tip glue
Cheetah stencil from my stash

1. First pull the zebra print paper from your collection kit
2. Then grab the distressed brown pattern paper
3. and trim a ¼ inch off the top and the side of the paper. 
4. Adhere the brown paper to the center of the zebra print paper so you have a zebra
print frame
  5. Next Grab a stencil and spread the texture past through the stencil with your spatula – repeat two more times in different areas around the page . let dry 

6. Once the paper is dry cut 4 pieces of twine
 7 .Add 3 pieces of twine to the center of the page holding them down with washi tape
  8    Then use fine tip glue or thin double sided tape to hold down the twine.( I used both)

9 Adhere one more piece of twine horizontally

       10. Spray your green spray ink in 3 areas around the page..the  messier the better
 10. Lastly, leave space for a large title
 11. Grab the collection thickers alphas and add your title

12. layer the packing from the chipboard dimensional stickers as a mat to the picture and layer cutaparts and stickers behind photo as well

13.  add foam tape as needed behind the layers to make it dimensional
14. use the diecut banner and scalloped sticker strip ans add foam tape and pop dots on the backside of them to add layers to the left of the photo
15. Finish with the diecut stars 

see close-ups below:

Happy creating! 
Jennifer Taylor 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Easel Cards - Graphic 45 (Off to the Races)

Hello Crafty Friends,

It's Karen...I'm here to share my second project of the month featuring the glorious Graphic 45 kit "Off to the Races."  I hope you enjoy my two easel cards. I did one super feminine card with a touch of lace and the second one was more masculine by avoiding the floral patterns and roses. So it is good to note that although it may appear that "Off to the Races" is a very feminine kit, it is possible to make some manly projects from this kit as well.

Make your own custom embellishments by folding a simple paper rosette. Begin by scoring a 1x12" strip of paper every 1/4 inch. Alternate valley fold and mountain fold down the entire length. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the ends together forming a loop and then glue the center of the rosette to a small scrap of paper. The finished rosette will be double the width of the strip. By varying the width of the paper strip you can generate numerous size rosettes. TIP: It takes a bit of practice and patience to make a rosette so I always recommend using some scrap paper first before working with your final project papers. Practice scoring a folding because the more accurate you are at these skills, the better the rosette will be.

A Closer Look:


TIP: Add a real feather to the lady's lovely hat.
Graphic 45 Supplies:
Off to the Races 12x12 and 8x8 I REALLY Want It All Bundle

Off to the Races 12x12 Paper Pad
Off to the Races Coordinating Card Stock
Off to the Races Ephemera Cards Off to the Races Stickers
Off to the Races Banners
Off to the Races Tags & Pockets
Off to the Races Chipboard

Other Supplies:
  • card base (5x7")
  • 3D foam tape
  • scoring board & tool
  • hot glue gun
  • lace / feather
  • craft knife
  • brads
  • baker's twine

    Thanks for visiting us today!

    To see more projects by our Designer Karen, visit her blog, Art & Soul.