Friday, September 1, 2017

Our December Story 2016, Day 1

I worked on Day 1 of Our December Story 2016 and found it fun and easy.

I added a little jazz and pop with a shaker pocket add on.

 Here is what I started with after looking threw my shoe box of 3X4 and 4X6 cards.

I am using Design D
 I typed up my journaling on my phone.

I remembered to use the return key to start some phrases on the next line.

This gave my journaling after printing easier to cut.
 Using my Fiskars paper trimmer with the wire guide to easily cut the strips down.

I printed on Heavy Weight White card stock.
 I lined them up and still had to make one extra cut because the one near the bottom was running into the pattern on the 4X6 card.

I used Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to adhere the strips, putting a clear block on top to help them dry flat and not curl up.
 Some red gems to cover the berries and add some texture.
 I love how this looks, I find typeing the journaling is my favorite but I know I need to also add my not so great hand writting as well so a good combination of both threw out the album helps.
I left this in because I had to scrap it, I tried to trace the snow flake with Vevo Pearl Pen and it was a no go mess of all messes.
 I found a red with small polka dot patterns and used that along with some already die cut snow flakes from a Micheal's their brand pack from last Christmas (2016).
 Again leaving this in but those alphas were just too small for this card and I couldn't get them straight.
 These are bigger and have a fun corrigated texture on them.

The downside was there was no #1 so I just used an I for the 1.

Upside was they were easier to keep straight.
 I found a nice pattern with trees to add to the top and bottom, it kind of ties this card in with all the others.
 I used some copper thread with these Santa foam stickers to add some interest.
Some fun shinny stickers to add to this 3X4 card.
 I stamped in Daffodil Delight and So Saffron ink from Stampin UP while using Stamps of Life popcorn2stamp stamps and cordinating dies.
 I made a little pocket with a extra 8 1/2 by 11 folder I had and cut slightly bigger then a 3X4.

I taped the edges so the filling would stay inside and it would give me a guide for my filling.
 I added some doodlebug designs bumblebee sequins because they looked like the colors of popcorn.
 After sealing it with the We R Memory Keeps tools I removed the washi tape and trimmed the edges.

I also added some strong double sided adhesive towards the top.
 Here it is attached.
 Added a Cosomos Cricket word phrase sticker along with a 3D elf sticker.
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My Our December Story supplies mostly consist of Simple Stories products and Stampin UP Project life supplies. The Simple Stories products I purchased from Simon Says Stamp, various supplies from their different collections include project life cards, stickers, and alphas. I have put all my Christmas supplies in one big box and have not kept the packageing. I also get alot on Cleareance or Sale from Micheal's, Hobby Lobby, Target, or the $1 store.  If you have any questions please ask and I will answer the best I can.

Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
Target Store site http://www.target.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My big shot, paper trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- Daffodil Delight and So Saffron ink

To purchase from Becky Higgins the Project Life stuff click here http://www.shopbeckyhiggins.com/
- Design D page protector 

- popcorn2stamp stamp and dies

- doodlebug designs bublebee sequins

CAS(E) this Sketch #237

The Sketch for CAS(E) this Sketch #237 was a little challenging I thought but after seeing the samples and other entries I think I figured it out.

Would you like to play along, CLICK HERE.

I am starting off with some Vellum card stock and a 'grateful' stamp that I will emboss with gold powder.

Don't forget to use your powder tool before stamping in the versamark ink.
 I am using some water color paper that I heavily added water all over.

This is the width for two die cut leaves, I pre measured as not to waste my paper.
 I started off with an orange color.
 Added some red.
 Then some brown.
 Then some gold splatter.
 This was my second water color piece which I did not like.

I think the color was too concentrated.

I scrapped it in the garbage.
THIS was my first one which I loved loved.
 Using a stitched leave die I cut out the leaves.
 A stitched rectangle die with some cream card stock.
Again that same gold splatter.

I went back and forth add the splatter or don't add the splatter.
Tiny bit of glue behind the vellum card stock embossed sentiment.

I left it longer then my card so I can also fold it back and add some tape to the back as well.
I tucked the leaves under the Vellum putting some liquid adhesive on the part of the leave that would be behind the Vellum.

I snuck in a dimensional under the leave to give it a bit of height.
All done, I am very pleased with how this turned out.

Side view, you can see the shadow behind the leaves.

Back of the card.

Inside of the card.
Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
- Heavy Weight Cream card stock - card matt
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
- 110 pound Cream card stock  -  card base
Target Store site http://www.target.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My big shot, paper trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

  - Gold embossing powder from Ranger

- Xuretake water color set - colors - # 33, 46, 31, 90

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- Tangelo Twist, Soft Suede, and Cajun Craze ink
- Their brand Stampin Dimensionals
- Vellum card stock

To purchase Lawn Fawn products click here http://www.lawnfawn.com/
- Stitched Leaves dies

To purchase from Paper Smooches click here https://www.papersmoochesstamps.com/
 - I used their stamp set called Fall Sampler

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Craft Show/Fair Ideas #1

Tea Bag Holders.

These little Tea Bag holders are a cute and inexpensive idea for your Craft Show/Fair.  They can be customized for any Holiday or just Every Day designs.

I believe I am going to sell them for $1.50.

 This is not nessecary but does help when mass produceing.

I am using the Hampton Art Stamp Perfect Tool.
 I used the Stamp set Fresh Fruit and ink in the colors Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral.
 

  I cut a piece of Heavy Weight White card stock at 3 1/2 wide by 10 1/2 long and scored at 3 1/2 and 7 inches.

I also put the paper in my trimmer after I scored and cut a triangle out.
 I used a circle and scallop circle die to cut out some Calypso Coral card stock and more Heavy Weight White card stock.

I stamped using a stamp set from Cardz TV.
 I again cut out some matching Pear Pizzazz card stock with the same stamped image circle die.
 I stamped a cordinating sentiment in Early Espresso ink.

I also found some pattern paper that I cut 3 1/2 inches wide by 1 3/4 inches tall.

I adhered the paper with regular tape runner and a then double sided tape over the line.

 A close up.
I flipped it over and added some more of the thin double sided tap on the back of the stamped triangle.
 Remove the liner and fold it over matching the ends of the paper to create a nice edge.
 I cut 17 inches of ribbon that matched my paper and stamped image.

I used up two full roles of ribbon which is pretty cool since that ribbon has proably been in my stash for at least 5 yes 5 or more years.
 I lined up the ribbon on my grid mat and placed the tea holder cover at 8 1/2 inches, removed the backing and placed the ribbon over.

I also added four foam dimensionals as well.
 Place the peach embellishment on front.
 Turn over and line up the ribbon, I added tape runner adhesive to the top and bottom of the back embellishment and added it to the back.
 I found the tea bag fit nicely going side ways.
Tie in a simple know and bow and VIOLA all done.

Assembly is the quickest but just trying to find what you want to cover takes the longest.







Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
- Heavy Weight White card stock
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
Target Store site http://www.target.com/

Find me on Face Book, click here https://www.facebook.com/Craftyjennifer
Find me on Pinterest, click here http://www.pinterest.com/craftyjeffiners/
I am on Instagram too, craftjeffiner

These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My big shot, paper trimmer, bone folder, and other adhesives can be purchased at your local or online craft supply places.

- Various ribbon from my stash

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- Early Espresso ink
- Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral ink and card stock
- Stampin Dimensionals
- Fresh Fruit stamp set - Retired

To purchase Lawn Fawn products click here http://www.lawnfawn.com/
- Circle and Scallop Circle dies