Saturday, January 28, 2017

Everything ABC's Blog Hop ~ Letter 'A'

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter 'A'. This may be the name
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has
chosen as their 'A' element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Jenifer then you're on the right track!

My letter 'A' is for Artistry...

I have chosen to use a stamp set from the Cricut Artistry Collection called "Love Right Now" 
  ~ This stamp set is only available in the Cricut Cartridge Collection~

~ Here is the card that I made ~ 

The supplies used:

And again the card:

For direction along with a video on how to make Banner tails continue to read below... 
If you jump to the bottom you can see who is next in the hop ~ 

How I Made this simple card

Using a Sweet leaf card base I random stamped the LOVE stamp in Sweet leaf ink creating my own background paper.

Next I found some Background & Texture paper from my scraps... 
I used retired paper scraps, although you can very easily recreate with any of the amazing Fundamental Creative Basics Papers!

I cut various strips in widths of 1" to 2 " then created banners


I stamped 'Be Happy ~ Be Bright ~ Be You' onto a strip of 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" piece of White card stock using black ink.  Cut Banner tails on it then glued it to a piece of Cranberry cardstock  1 1/2" x 2 3/4"  ~ keep top edges aligned flush then banner cut the bottom of the cranberry piece.

Next attach patterned paper banners in a pleasing arrangement flush with top of card base using bonding Memories Glue ~ I really like this glue as is gives a little time to get in the correct place before it dries permanently.   

Place sentiment banner on top using foam tape for some added dimension

Supplies used for this project were:

Cricut Artistry Collection  
Sweet Leaf Card Stock 
Sweet Leaf Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad
Scraps of background paper
(alternately Fundamentals Creative Collection)
My Acrylic Block 2" x 2" 
My Acrylic Block  3" x 3" 
Spritz Cleaner
My Acrylic Stamp scrubber
Sure Cut Deluxe Craft PaperTrimmer
Micro Tip Scissors

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Darlys of Crafty Happy

In case you get lost along the way…go to Jen's Messy Studio for a complete list of participants!

Thanks for Stopping by...
Looking forward to seeing you again real soon!

Keep on Playing with Paper

Sunday, January 01, 2017

National Paper Crafting Month

Every January, we celebrate National Paper Crafting Month as a way of acknowledging the pure joy of playing with paper! We scrapbook with it, we make cards with it, we decorate with it—in short, we craft with it!
This year, we’re celebrating the joys of paper-crafted home décor with the beautiful Welcome Home wreath kit. This kit comes with pre-cut pieces you can simply pop out and attach to the sturdy chipboard wreath base, making a welcoming décor piece for your home.

There are four ways you can get the wreath kit:

  1. Buy it for $24.25—no qualifying purchase required!
  2. Get it for free with a qualifying $60 purchase!*
  3. Get it for free by hosting a party that reaches the second level of Hostess Rewards.
  4. Get it for free when you sign up to be a Consultant!
No matter how you get your Welcome Home wreath kit—or how many you get—you are going to love how easy this kit makes it to add a little more paper crafted beauty to your life.

Keep on Playing with Paper