Sunday, October 16, 2016

PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday #163

     Everything came together nicely this week.  I saw my first z-fold pop-up box card, and fell in love with the new fold.  However, the one I saw was cut and folded mostly from one piece of cardstock, and I didn't feel up to that much measuring and cutting.  I went looking, and with some help from a FiskaFriend, found a template by Lori Whitlock.  She has several, and because they were on sale, I bought several!  Makes sense, right?  She even had one with a pick-up truck.  Perfect in so many ways!  A Christmas card for my oldest grandson who restores old cars!  And a pick-up for PCC's Magazine Monday theme! 
     With Granddaughter by my side pushing buttons and peeling cardstock off the mats, we cut it out on the Cricut.  With a new lock on the inside of my craftroom and two toddler grandsons outside the door, it came together perfectly!  :o)
     I didn't take many liberties with the template, and what I did doesn't show much in the photo.  I cut a window for the pickup out of a scrap of acetate.  Looks so cute!  I used the write feature for the greeting rather than cutting it and inked it with a glittery red gel pen.  Rather than cut snowflakes, I punched them out of glitter paper for more detail.  I used Wink of Stella on the tree in the back of the truck, and embossed the other two.

     This was a totally awesome card to make (maybe because of the help I had outside the craftroom and didn't have inside the craftroom!).  Now that I can see the dimensions of it, I will easily replicate it in an A2 card, but first I will probably have fun just doing the other Lori Whitlock ones I bought. Way fun!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

My Bobble-Head Munchkin!

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 162 Inspiration Piece (image)     Last week I had a hard time with PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday.  This week, #152, was much easier.  A pretty girl as the centerpiece!  Ta-da!  Sequoia's mom asked me to make some thank you cards for people who especially helped Sequoia at "The Wizard of Oz" production, so I found my pretty girl!
  With her help, I made bobble-head easel cards of Sequoia in her munchkin costume.  It was fun teaching my DGD to make the yellow brick road with an embossing folder and clouds with a scalloped circle die-cut. We added red flowers because she also played a poppy.  I tried to include my video, but it wasn't playing in the post.  Sorry, it was pretty darn cute!
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

PaperCrafter's Corner's Magazine Monday #161

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 161 Inspiration Piece (image)     Each week I am inspired and/or stretched to come up with a project for the challenge at PaperCrafter's Corner.  This week "stumped" was a better word.  I ended up with a card that has been coming together in my head for awhile, but I'm not happy with it.  The only thing I could take from the magazine cover was the colors and borders, but, frankly, I don't think it fits well with my idea.  I still have more "Dearie Dolls" and more of the sentiment cut out, so I think I will rework this next week.  Not feeling well and trying too hard, I think.                                    
The sentiment is an svg from Apex Cuttables, a freebie that I love.  I used the negative space after cutting it out on my Cricut.  Please check out Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps, too, where you will find great fun (and free!) clip art.  

Sunday, September 11, 2016

PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday #160

     "A World Away from the Everyday!"  Isn't that where the Land of Oz is?  I have several (many) themes to scrap, but this one instantly came to mind when I saw the PCC magazine cover, and it's very current since the play runs a couple more weeks!  I'm so pleased with the results.  I hope you will like it, too!
     A special shout out to Mary Ellen Smith.  She is the talented and generous artist who offers her fun clipart at Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps.  I'm still thinking I should have used those flying monkeys! Thank you, Mary Ellen!
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 160 Inspiration Piece (image)
Magazine Monday Inspiration
     And thank you, Steph, for keeping me busy, even when I'd rather go to bed!  :o)  Also, it's because of you that I have a Cricut to use on these projects.  I didn't have to fussy cut the digi stamps.  I did a print-and-cut which does a much better job than I can.  The title took me all of about 10 minutes to layout and send to the Cricut.  Love it!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

A two-fer

        This week I got the idea for my subject from the inspiration at PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday #159 and the layout from the September Stack-a-holic Sketch Challenge at DCWV.Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 159 Inspiration Piece (image)
     Instead of a little girl with a cat, I went with my little girl and her dog, Nigel.  He lives at our house, but is technically her dog.  They just don't have a place to keep him right now, and we are quite happy with that arrangement.  Nigel is one of those dogs with a perfect temperament.  He barks at every stranger who comes to the gate, but lets the grandbabies crawl all over him.  Sequoia would literally ride him when she was tinier!  She still dresses him up and wraps him in blankets, and he never complains.  I need to do more layouts of Nigel.
     All the paper, except for a few scraps, are from DCWV's Summer Dream Stack.  I used a Sizzix alphabet to cut out the letters, and the stamp set is from Stampendous.    
     Thanks for stopping by.  Still lots of time to join the DCWV challenge!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

DCWV August 2016 Stack-a-holic Challenge

       With granddaughter in first grade now, I have more time on my hands, and everyone knows that paper crafting is good therapy.  Still in recovery, it takes me longer to finish anything, but with that additional time, I'm getting some fun things done.  

     Usually I try to avoid glare in my photos, but I wanted to show off the foil bling in this beautiful DCWV cardstock from the Fall & Halloween Combined Mat Stack.  Surprisingly the best matching blue I found was in the Christmas Stack.  Don't wait till holidays to look in those stacks!  There is a lot of pretty paper that can be used year-round.  I especially was yearning for plaids this go.  Love this one! 
     I embossed the tag with a Cuttlebug folder of tiny hearts, covering each one with Glossy Accents.
     I used the Poppy Stamps Hello Word Balloon to die cut the hole and then used the coordinating brown cardstock to die cut again for the insert.  
    To add more bling I added a strip of Treveni Craft Diamanti colored with a Bic permanent marker.  This is the DCWV challenge sketch.  Fun!  
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday #158

      I love clipart.  For several years I belonged to Provocraft's HugClub, a monthly clipart club, so I've accumulated quite a bit.  Because I still haven't learned to color, this is definitely another way to go.  The focal point here is from "A Bird's Life 1."  She's in an office which fits the bill for this week's PCC challenge!  Besides patterned paper, I used #DCWV adhesive cork and a die-cut using one of my favorite Poppy Stamp dies.  Once I decided what to do, I added to my stash:
     Steph at PaperCrafter's Corner comes up with the best magazine covers for inspiration.  Here's this week's:Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 158 Inspiration Piece (image)     
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