Monday, August 22, 2011

Card Using Die Cut

Hi Everyone...Today at Practical Scrappers we are featuring cards using Die Cuts.  I made 8 of these wedding shaker cards ( getting ready for the craft fairs still) and this is probably one of my favorite cards I've made.

 I cut the champagne glasses with a free SVG I found from Lea.  What I did was cut the  3 of the shadow of the glasses- 2 on  white card stock and 1 one from a tranparency.  Then I  cut one of each of the peices from the svg file and used the piece that was supposed to be the champagne in the glass.  I traced that on one of the shadow pieces I cut on the white cardstock and hand cut that with my exacto knife.  I then glue that piece to the top of the the cut transparency.  Here where I create the shaker part:  I used my Scotch's foam mounting tape and place it along the entire "bowl" of the glass. I then filled that with glitter, removed the backing off the tape, and added the second white cardstock shadow of the glasses to create the back.  When that was all put together, I added some diamond stickles to the front to dress it up.  Also, the black scroll was a die cut I cut from my Cricut (storybook cartridge).

Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

**NEW** Mini Album

Today at Practical Scrappers we are featuring one of my most things to create--mini albums.  Most of the time I usually create mini word albums, but this time I tried out something I've never done before and that is use paper bags as my album pages.  This was a lot of fun and very easy to assemble- probably the quickest I've ever put a mini together.  Here's a look at the it...

front cover
For the cover, I used cardboard that I covered.  Other paper bag mini's I've seen have a 1 inch binding.  Well, if you are like me then go at least 2 inches.  I ended up cutting my original binding (it was all the pink pattern paper) and having to create a new one with some thin chipboard I then covered. The blank tag is for the year--haven't decided if I am keeping, selling, or giving this as a gift yet so it's all blank!

all the pages

 some of the inside pages ( I only shared my favorites, but this is most of them)
You can see one of the insert I made in the first picture.  I varied it up with, pull-outs for pics, journaling, tags, but there are 15 of them total.   

Now this was something fun I wanted to share....this is an up-close picture of the back of an adhesive back chipboard embellishment that I cover with flocking.  It was a great way to give it a finished look while keeping it from sticking to the other page when the album is closed.  I also used glitter to do some of the other chipboard pieces I had "hanging over the edge".

Hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Practical Scrapper Blog Hop Winners!

The Anniversary week is all over with and we are now 2!  Hope everyone had a great time on the blog hop and got some great inspiration along the way!  My practical sisters surely inspired be along the way and there are definitely some things I want to try after checking out all of their projects!

So here is the deal I'm switching up my prizes a bit because I want to reward those who entered my challenge....I only had two entries (how fitting for a two year anniversary), so both of Marie and Kathy P please email at with your address and I will mail both of you a RAK package of Crate Paper goodies.

So now instead for my followers and PS follower RAK I am giving the MS punch combo... here's the WINNER....

There were 31 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1.15.) Amber Hall

2.19.) Claude

3.21.) kimberly

4.30.) Kelly G

5.11.) Scrappin' Diva

6.9.) Lori Apgar

7.3.) dlwidder

8.18.) Cyndi 56

9.2.) Faye Marie

10.16.) Tracey

11.26.) Patricia

12.24.) Nicolle

13.6.) Pia

14.17.) Ann Jobes

15.10.) Stacie(craft-princess)

16.14.) Jessica (14)

17.28.) Kim

18.31.) Jennifer

19.1.) Mara

20.13.) MomCleo

21.7.) Carolina

22.5.) Marie

23.22.) Betty Ann

24.8.) Jessica (8)

25.25.) Babe O'Mara

26.4.) Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom

27.23.) Kray

28.29.) Cozy Crop House

29.20.) Kathy

30.12.) Kylie

31.27.) Rosemary

Timestamp: 2011-08-10 02:51:33 UTC

Congrats AMBER HALL! email me at with your mailing address and I will get that out to you!

Congrats to all!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Practical Scrappers Blog Hop!


Thanks for joining us for the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop-you are in for some fun this weekend!   If you came directly hop back on over to Practical Scrappers so you don't miss out on other chances to win prizes.  If you came here from Christine's  blog then you are in the right place. The blog hop begins at 12:01 EST Friday August 5th and ends Sunday August 7th at 11:59pm.  All of our designers are sharing projects that relate to the number two since it's our second anniversary! Today, I'm sharing TWO projects with you.  I've got TWO prizes to give away to TWO of you.
For the first RAK (some Crate Paper goodies--my favorite manufacturer) all you have to do to qualify is become a follower of both Practical Scrappers and My Blog.  Leave me a comment here telling me here that you were here and are a follower at both.
For the second RAK ( I have a set of 2  Martha Stewart punches-- ABC123 border punch and 3 star corner punch).  To qualify for this prize you must:
1) be a follower at both Practical Scrappers and My Blog
2.) complete my two challenge, which all it is to create TWO projects.  It can be two cards, two layouts, two altered items, or any combo ( 1 LO and 1 card, 1 card and 1 altered item, etc...). Leave me a comment (NOTE: I've updated this and you can now just link your projects in the INLINKZ below) here with a link to your two projects so can check them out!

Here's the list of the full blog hop:
Kerri You Are Here
 Erin Go Here Next

And now.....for my TWO projects :)

Here are TWO card sets I made.

The first one up; a few weeks ago I made a popsicle stick card.  I thought they were so cute I decided to made a card set to sell at my craft fairs I do.  This is my fruity version.  I did TWO of each color.  I paper pierced the lemons, limes, and oranges and added some glossy accents to them.

The second one here is another gift card set, but this one is an All Occasion set to sell.  It has TWO thank cards, TWO happy birthday cards, and TWO friendship cards.  Also, with this set I only used TWO pieces of pattern paper to create all of it (including the box).

Thank you so much for visiting me today!  Hop on over to see my practical friend ERIN next!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cotton Projects

Hi All!  Just getting a chance to post these--it's been a crazy day! A bathroom project that should have been a quick fix is turning into some major remodeling...I hate house projects!! Today at Practical Scrappers we are doing a version of our monthly frugal finds with all the designers.  We challenged our design team to use COTTON ( and shape, version, form of it) to create any kind of project.  We picked COTTON because of the significance that you are supposed to give cotton gifts for 2nd wedding anniversaries.  Here are the two that I came up with...

This one I used cotton medical gauze from my first aid kit I have in that dreadful bathroom I was complaining about.  I spruced it up by inking with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distressing ink ( I could really use some de-stressing right now) and Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.  All the pattern paper is by Crate Paper, Restoration Collection.

Here's a photo of my "cotton" gauze flower up close.

This is the other flower that I had just had to share a close up of because I loved how it turned out!  I cut 4 some "blob"/flower shapes by hand (don't have to be the same size). I cut a little "v" into into each bump/petal.  Inked with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distressing ink again.  I then place them in a blow of warm water to help break the fibers down and crinkled up.  While they were still wet I dipped the edges into to some Beacon's glue and dumped glitter over the glue.  To finish, I shaped it with my fingers  while drying with my heat gun (CAREFULLY).  I just LOVE it!! 

Here, I created this altered canvas for my parents (canvas made of cotton) that I painted with black acrylic paint and glimmer misted like crazy on (Tatter Angels Graphite and Marshmallow). All pattern paper, embellies, ribbon/fabric are from Bo Bunny Whoo-ligans Collection that included some cotton fabric (black and white check) I created her bow with.  Hope my mom doesn't mind that I put it on my blog--I did promise not to post it on FB for all her friends to see :)

Thanks for stopping in and make sure you check back at 12:01 am !!  Our blog hop begins and lots of fun in store!


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