Flower Power Kit

Today we’re at The Through The Craftroom Door Blog with inspiration for this week’s challenge. We’ve used the Flower Power kit, and loved the designs of the patterned papers.

Our Sponsor: Decosses Dynamite Doodles is offering the same set as the prize this week.

Blurb:

Are you interested in digital sentiments, papers and other embellishments?  How about a badge made especially for your blog?  If these are items you are interested in, you are going to want to check out Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles.  My name is Lisa and with over 150+ posts of freebies to choose from, and new ones added often, I just might have what you are looking for.  Along with the freebies I offer, I also create blog badges, digital paper packs and scrapbooking kits.  Additionally, I’m so excited to now be sponsoring giveaways and challenges at other blogs.  It is my honour to be able to sponsor this challenge for Through the Craftroom Door!
So, if you have the time, come and take a look.  There is always an inspiration to be found among my many different features.   I’d love for you to pop by and visit me.  I hope you have a blast!
Here’s what we created:
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Looking forward to your creations!

 

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Quilling tutorial

Hello everyone,

Today we are on the Craftsneed blog with something different that our usual. We tried our hands on quilling and it was easy using the kits available on the site.

We’ve made this card and we’ll take you through the basic shaping used for this one. We were inspired by the Make It Prima Moodboard and The Heart Desires Mood Board.

We used the Advanced Quilling Kit from the store and it looks like this.

From the kit, we will be using these tools.

Cut one of the strips into a half.

Insert one end of the strip into the holding tool, and keep your thumb as a support to hold the point. With the dominant hand rotate the tool towards yourself. With this, the strip starts coiling on the head of the tool.

                             

Place the coil on the board, depending on the size you want.

Pick it out and add glue to one end, and lightly press the coil to form a tear drop shape.

                            

We made these of different sizes and colours. Size can be increased by using the full strip and placing it in a bigger circle on the board.

                         

Next, we used the crimping tool. Run a strip of paper in the tool to achieve the crimped look. We used one such strip for the border of the dress. Then use another strip in a similar way and coil it. While sticking the ends, pinch both ends to form a diamond.

                          

                          

                           

For the hat, join two strips of paper and coil in the same manner. After setting it, stick one end and pinch it inwards on that side.

                                 

                                  

All these can then be arranged on your surface and decorated with stones. We used these to make the clothes of our Prima Doll Stamped Image. We completed the card with some layering and flowers.

 

 

Hope you’re inspired to try this craft form!

This project was submitted for:

Make It Prima May Challenge

Make it Prima May

The Heart Desires Mood Board

The Heart Desires

Dream a little dream

Today we’ve created a layout, yet again on dreams. We were inspired by the theme from 7 Dots Studio challenge and colours from Lindy’s Stamp Gang Colour Challenge.

Here’s what we’ve created:

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Supplies:

  • 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes Collection- Paper, tags and stickers
  • Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Bells of Ireland green; Sprays- Drop Dead Gorgeous Green, Ocean Breeze Blue, Blazing Black; Shakers- Guten Tag Teal, Polka Purple, Yodeling Yellow
  • Art Basics Heavy Gesso White
  • Liquitex Glass Beads Texture
  • Finnabair Dots & Stripes Stencil
  • Tim Holtz Floral Stencil
  • Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Finnabair Texture stamps- bubbles, messy script, Vanity thread
  • Sizzix Thinlits Wildflowers 2
  • Kaisercraft Butterflies Stamp and Die
  • Dusty Attic Chipboard Chipboard bubbles
  • Altenew Stamps- Persian Motifs and Botanical Garden
  • This project was submitted for:

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Colour Challenge

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7 Dots Studio challenge

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Mini Album

Hello everyone,

Today we’re at the Rainbow Craftykari blog with a fun tutorial! We’re sharing an easy to make album tutorial. This one does not require a hinge system and is a cute small book that can fit into a handbag. 

Before starting the tutorial, have a look at the album.

Let’s begin…

First cut two pieces of chipboard for the front and back cover. (measurements in inches)

Next, cut card stock and score for our pages. Score on the 7″ side first at 3.5″, flip the page and at the 6″ side score at 4.5″.

Keeping the 7″ side, fold over the score line upward. Next, turn over and fold over the 3.5″ score line. Do this to all five pages.

We wanted to add some design to the pockets, so we used a punch for this.

 Using 5 different pattern paper sheets from the book, cut papers for the pages. (3.25″ x 4″)

Distress the edges and stick onto the cardstock page using tacky tape.

                    

Time to stick the pockets. Add a think line of glue on the extreme ends and fold the flap upward and press to stick. Cut patterned paper for the pockets and stick.

 

 

To close the page, add glue as shown below, fold and press firmly. This way, we get a pocket on the top of the page as well.

Once all pages are done, punch three holes on the end that is stuck together; one in the centre and two 3/8th from the top and bottom. You can use one page as a template to mark holes on the other pages.

Cover the chipboard pieces with the same cardstock and add patterned paper (pp- 3 5/8 ” x 4 5/8″). Once done, using the page as a reference, centre on the chipboard pieces and punch three holes.

Add eyelets to the pages and the cover. Initially we wanted to use the rings to put the book together, but later decided to use some ribbon. So you could use either.

For the pockets on top, cut 5 tags using the cardstock. Pattern Paper measurements would vary according to the style of your tag.

With this the basic structure of the album is ready. Let’s move to the decoration.

Now in this tutorial, you will notice that our main focus has been on using a single 6″ paper pack and minimal wastage. For the entire album including the tags and photo mats, only 9 sheets pattern paper sheets and five 12×12 cardstock sheets were used.

Since this is a small album, we made the photo mats according to the left over rectangle pattern paper pieces from the pages and cover. We used the die cut sheets in the paper pack, to embellish further. Some places, we used them to make a pocket and add smaller die cut elements inside.

The composition of the cover page is very important in such a project as that is the first thing anyone sees. We do not like to add anything and everything and clutter our cover, so we decide on a composition before we begin.

For this one, we used a die cut piece and stuck it with glue only on two sides to make a pocket. We inserted some quotes from the sheet, inside the pocket and embellished it with hand made flowers. Here’s a quick tutorial on how we made the flowers.

Stamp the image onto your paper, and die cut it. Next colour using inks you have; we used Ranger Dye Inks, as they dry fast and are rich in pigment giving me vibrancy in the colouring.

Next using the shaping tools, shape the flower. Flip it over and press on each petal dabbing the tool moving outside to inside but not in the centre.

Once done, this is what it will look like.

Flip over and press in the centre. Stick a smaller flower inside a bigger and add some beads, You can add glitter or frosting powder as well.

In the same way, you can shape your leaves.

We then arranged the handmade embellishments, and was careful to not add too many as the size of the album is small.

We added some different flowers, on my tags as well to dress them up.

Here are some closeups and pictures of the pages.

Hope you’re inspired and want to create your own album.

All supplies are listed below, and most of them are available at the store or can be pre-ordered.

Happy crafting!

Supplies:

  • Red Cardstock- 200 GSM (Album Pages)
  • White Iris Cardstock – 150 GSM (for flowers)
  • Chipboard- 650 GSM (covers)
  • Kaisercraft Be-You-tiful Paper pack- 6″x6″
  • Distress Ink- Walnut Stain
  • Fevicol
  • Red Tacky Tape
  • Standard eyelets
  • Green Ribbon
  • Martha Stewart Punch-Vintage Floral
  • Heartfelt Creations- Delightful Daisies Stamp and die collection, deluxe flower shaping tool.
  • Archival Ink- Vermillion and Library Green (stamping flowers and leaves) Dye Ink- Lily Pad, Electric Lime, Classic Cherry & Buttered Popcorn (to colour flowers and leaves)
  • Orange micro beads
  • Glitter
  • Martha Stewart Scoring Board
  • Sizzix Small Tattered Florals Die

Summer Breeze

Today we’re at the Rainbow Craftykari Blog with some inspiration for the ongoing challenge.

If you haven’t yet checked the challenge, hop on for more info- https://rainbowcraftykari.blogspot.in/2017/05/rcs-challenge-3-blooms-magic.html

Inspired by the DCWV May Mood board, we’ve created a 3D Pop-up Box Album on the theme of Summer. Relax and rejuvenate in the gardens and enjoy your vacation.

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The flowers have been created using a die and pattern paper. You could also use a flower punch if you have one. Using the pattern paper is simple, as you then don’t have to colour them and can directly shape them. The centres were filled with some liquid glitter to complete the flowers.

The box which is the album opens up to a flat single sheet and can be used both sides. We’ve added pockets and tags to the inside of the box.

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The other elements on the top, have been stamped, die cut and coloured using zig markers. I used the back of the same patterned paper for these elements. 

Supplies used:

  • DCWV- Recollections Les Belles Fleur Stack and DIY Mini Album Project Stack (Vellum for the umbrella and pockets)
  • Heartfelt creations- Tree from Sugar Hollow Hangout; Flowering Dogwood Collection; Fleur Borders and Pockets Die
  • White cardstock
  • Fevicol
  • Distress Ink- Wild Honey
  •  Circle Punch
  • Bead
  • Wire

Hope you’re inspired!

Do enter your creations in the challenge and good luck! 

Goa Again

After a fabulous trip to Goa with friends, it was difficult not to treasure the memories.

Inspired by the Dusty Attic Mood Board and the Kaisercraft May Challenge here is a layout, preserving these memories. We used the letters p- patterned paper, d-die, c-collectibles and chipboard and s-stamping in this layout from the Kaisercraft Board.

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Here are some close ups:

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Supplies:

  • Dusty Attic- Leafy Flourish 2
  • Kaisercraft Stamp- Flutter, True Friendship
  • Finnabair Stamp- Bubbles
  • Kaisercraft Collectibles- Sandy Toes, Coastal Escape
  • Kaisercraft Doilies Stamp and Die
  • Kaisercraft Paper Pack Salty Kisses
  • Archival Ink- Manganese Blue, Jet Black
  • Versamark
  • Ranger- Copper Embossing powder
  • Ranger Dye Ink- Buttered Popcorn, Caribbean Coast
  • Finnabair Glass Beads Green
  • Lindy’s Spray- Ocean Breeze Blue, Blazing Black
  • Prima Metallic Copper Chalk edger
  • Heartfelt Creations- Tropical Hibiscus Collection

 

This project was submitted for:

Kaisercraft May Challenge

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Dusty Attic Mood Board

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Aloha

Today we’re at The Through The Craftroom DoorThrough The Craftroom DoorThrough The Craftroom Door blog with inspiration for this week’s challenge!

This week our Sponsor-Crafty Sentiment Designs are offering 3 digital stamps as the prize.

Blurb
Crafty Sentiments Designs started back in 2009 by myself Suzette the owner, Me and my artist brings you cute whimsical and fun characters, to create unique and exciting handmade gifts and projects. We also carry our own brand of exclusive Rubber stamps, Digital stamps, Sentiments and cutting dies, CD Roms that is perfect for all your scrapbooking and card making needs, there is always something new

each month as we release new images each month. Crafty Sentiments Designs is now having live shows on Hochanda.TV a UK base craft channel. Visit the website at www.craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk for lots of products.

Here is our inspiration using Summer Breeze

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Hope you’re inspired, looking forward to your creations!

 

What Inspires You?

It’s 15th of May and that means we have a new challenge at the Colorful Creations Blog. The challenge this time is to create something that inspires you! What inspires you to be the creator you are, what inspires your creativity, your goals dreams, what or who keeps you grounded. Think of a person, place, music, season, etc. Create something that inspires you. Along with who inspires you, use your favourite embellishments!

 

May 15

We’ve created a layout and we’ve used the sketch from the Stuck Sketches Monthly Challenge. Life, colours, the beauty around and dreams inspire us!

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Here are some close ups:CCMay153CCMay152

Hop on to the blog and participate in the challenge!

 

This project was submitted for:

Stuck Sketches Monthly Challenge

Stuck Sketches May

Mother’s Love

Today we’ve created a layout inspired by various challenges and the occasion of Mother’s Day.

We used the theme from the More Than Words Challenge and instead of using the word Mother, used a photo. We used the colours from the Altenew Inspiration Challenge and the sketch from the Altenew Sketch Challenge!

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Here are some close ups-

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Supplies used:

  • 7 Dots Paper- Pureness from the collection Verano Azul and stickers from the same collection
  • Altenew Stamps- Painted Butterflies, Vintage Flowers, Botanical Garden, Beautiful Day
  • Altenew Inks- Summer Afternoon, Red Cosmos, Cool Summer Night, Green Fields
  • Versamark
  • Embossing Powders- Zing Metallic Blue, Ranger Yellow, Magenta, Red Geranium
  • Heat Tool
  • Chipboard frame
  • White Vellum
  • Zig Markers
  • Metal Wire
  • Jute Cord
  • Enamel Dots

This project is submitted for:

More Than Words Challenge

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Altenew Inspiration Challenge

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Altenew Sketch Challenge

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Summer Blog Hop

Help us welcome summer in with our “I Love Summer” Blog Hop!  There will be lots of great summer time inspirations and a great summer challenge for you. As well as a chance to win a box full of scrap goodies! This is at the Colorful Creations blog!

Mark the date on your calendar and tell a friend!