Thursday, February 21, 2019

Recycle with me #5- Winter gift bag

Hello there, I’ve got a bunch of new cards to share with you today. Six of them to be exact and I could of made more. For today’s cards it’s a part of my Recycle with me series over on my YouTube channel. This will be the 5th video in that series so be sure to head over to YouTube and see all the videos so far and see how I’ve been using recycled supplies in cards.

We recently had a snow fall.  Where I live we don’t get too much snow but because of that we are never prepared for it.  So my husband was home from work for a day so we were able to have a lot of fun in the snow with the kids.  Also while my husband was home I was able to switch some things around in our closet and I was inspired by this winter gift bag since we just had a snowfall. 

The great thing about using a gift bag is you could do it for any occasion you can find a cute gift bag for.  Birthdays, weddings, and so much more.  The dollar store is a great place to find gift bags for a great price.  Also after an occasion where presents are if you can’t reuse it maybe it got damaged when opening. This is a great way to recycle and do something different. 

These cards were super easy to assemble. I used white card stock from Micheal’s Recollections cardstock as my card base.  I cut down the gift bag and used different elements from the bag in different ways. Then I was ready to adhere everything together. I used the scotch advanced tape glider and also some gem tac glue from beacon.  I used the beacon glue to adhere a piece of ribbon also from the gift bag.  

For the sentiments I grabbed a bunch of wooden stamps I have in my collection from Micheal’s $1.50-$2.00 bin.  I used Memento tuxedo black ink to stamp the sentiments to create a variety of cards for different occasions for the winter season.



 




Thank you so much for stopping by today! Comment below what you want to see in this recycle with me series here and over on YouTube channel. I'd love to hear your feedback.  

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Recycle with me #4- Lawn Fawn my Silly Valentine

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day!  Today I have another recycle with me project here and over on my YouTube channel with a video. It's #4 in the series over on YouTube.

So today's project is not a card but a valentine treat bookmark.  For the bookmark I used My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Die-namics. ( This set is discontinued, but I will link to a similar set from MFT & also Simon Says Stamp)  I used the big shot machine to cut those out.

For these super cute images and sentiments I used Lawn Fawn's stamp set my silly valentine.  I colored the images with spetrum noir markers.  I used the browns, yellows, reds, cool greys, and turquoise markers


For the recycled part of my card I used the sleeves the chocolate comes in from after eight chocolates to create a little pocket for a valentine candy treat.

I used Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink to ink up the sentiments on each little black pocket from the after eight chocolates.  Then used white embossing powder and melted it with the marvey heat tool. I used Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder, ranger white embossing powder and Micheal's Recollections white embossing powder. I filmed this project over a few days and didn't pay attention to what white embossing powder I was using so I ended up using all of them. I also used the anti static pouch on the chocolate sleeve to prepare the surface for embossing.

Next I stamped the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment on the bookmark piece in Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink and used the white embossing powder and the heat tool again. Then I used various colors of distress inks on the bookmarks to add some color there.  I used tea dye, mustard seed, candied apple, crushed olive, salty ocean and weathered wood distress inks. I used the ranger blending tools to add the color.

Lastly I was ready to adhere everything together. I adhered the chocolate sleeves to the bookmark using the scotch advanced tape glider. I used foam tape to adhere the little images to their corresponding sleeve that matched the sentiments.  Then I added some candy canes to the pocket as I had them on hand and leftover from Christmas. You could include any little candies that fit.

You could also make your own mini pouches/envelopes for this project. Or maybe you have some mini envelopes in your collection that you can finally find a use for.





Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a great Valentine's Day!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Avery Elle Otterly Fantastic Valentine's Day Card

Hello there, it’s Tuesday and it’s almost Valentine’s Day.  Do you make Valentine’s Day cards or projects? Today I’ve got a Valentine’s Day themed card for you here and a video over on my YouTube channel.

Today’s card features otters from Avery Elle ‘s stamp set “ otterly fantastic”.  

I stamped the images in Memento tuxedo black ink and then used some colorific oil pastels I’ve had in my collection of art supplies for a long time to color in all the images.  I am not familiar with this medium but I just experimented with them and made them work for me. I added the color and then used paper towel to blend and spread the color. I really like how it turned out.  

I cut down my card base from Micheal’s Recollections card stock and then created my background the same way with the pastels.  

Then I was ready to do the sentiment. I grabbed some black card stock and the anti static pouch to prepare the surface for stamping.  I used Simon Says Stamp clear embossing ink to stamp the various sentiments on the black card stock from the same Avery Elle stamp set.  I used Micheal’s Recollections white embossing powder and melted the embossing powder with the Marvey heat tool. 

At this point I was ready to adhere the images and sentiments to the card base.  I used the Xyron sticker maker and gem tac glue to do this.   

To finish off the card I used morning dew and midnight blue Nuvo crystal drops to add some dimension and water bubbles to the card.  (I picked these two colors up from amazon.ca from the add on program for $3.98, which is a great deal, see links below. Next time you place an amazon order add these to your cart too)



 




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Monday, February 04, 2019

Recycle with me- Cardboard- Valentine's Day Editon

Hello happy Monday!  I am back with another two more cards is my "Recycle with me" series here and over on my YouTube channel.  Definitely check out the video over on YouTube. This is the 3rd video in the series over there.

These are two simple cards.  The recycled product I used today was cardboard. This particular cardboard came from a Bath and Body works box which I recently placed a small order from. I thought this would work great for a Valentine's Day recycle with me project because of the hearts and I loved the non traditional colors for the special day.

My card bases are cut down from Micheal's Recollections card stock. I used some more Micheal's  Recollections card stock and used it in a heart embossing folder that I got from Amazon. (I will link to it below) I ran this through my Big Shot Machine to create the embossed background.  Then I used Simon Says Stamp Caribbean Blue ink to create a boarder around the edges on the card base.  After that I stamped my sentiment in the same ink.  The sentiment that reads "Happy Valentine's Day" is from the Micheal's $1.50/$2.00 wood mounted stamps bins.  This particular stamp is from awhile back. Though you could use any Valentine's or love stamp you have in your collection.    At this point I was ready to adhere everything together. I used the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider to do so. I adhered the embossed background together and my recycled heart strips from the cardboard
 box to the front of the card and a few to the inside of the card too.

For the second card I did most of the same steps. Though this time I used some blue plaid cardboard from the box and for the outside of the card I cut a heart out of the plaid cardboard and adhered that to the front.  For the inside I added just a bit more of the blue plaid cardboard and that finished off both cards.

I love the dimension the cardboard added without needed to add foam tape or extra layers.











Thank you so much for coming by and checking out this card today. If you didn't already I'd love if you would watch the video.  Also let me know in the comments below what you would like to see me recycle in a upcoming card or project.   I've got some ideas but I'd like to hear from you too. 


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Saturday, February 02, 2019

Distress Oxide & Bubbles - MFT Bubble over with joy

Hello there, it's Friday! I've got a very fun card and technique to share with you today.  You can read all about it below or hop on over to my YouTube channel to see this card and technique in action. I seriously recommend watching the video.  This fun method needs to be seen. On today's video I also have some cute clips of me and my kids playing with bubbles. A glimpse into my daily life.  Alright, let me explain what today's card is all about.

Before, I get started and tell you my process. I want to share how this idea came about and the inspiration behind this.  My kids who are almost 4 and 1 1/2 love playing with and blowing bubbles outside.   So after a fun day of blowing bubbles outside I had a thought "hey distress oxides react with water and bubbles are just water with some added ingredients. I wonder!"  so this idea is totally inspired by my kiddos and our bubble play. 

I got out some card stock and cut it to my desired size.  Then I got out two distress oxide ink colors (any colors could be used) but I chose broken china and cracked pistachio.  I used the mini ink blending tools by ranger and blended these two colors on the card stock.

Then comes the fun blowing bubbles directly at the paper and seeing how it reacts and the effects that the bubbles can make on the paper.  I strongly encourage you to check out the video, because words can not really tell you about the process of this. Plus it's just really fun to see the bubbles in action and the reaction they have with the distress oxide inks on the paper.

For the images and sentiment I used My Favorite Things "Bubble over with joy" stamp set with these adorable bunnies.  I stamped the bunnies using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with spectrum noir markers.  I Used 1G6, IG4, BT5, BT7, LV2, BP2, FS6, TB3.  To add some details to their outfits I used the sakura white Gelly roll pen.

For the sentiment I used memento tuxedo black ink again and used Ranger Clear embossing powder quickly and heat set that using the marvey heat tool to melt the embossing powder. To view other options in embossing heat tools, click this link from amazon ------->embossing heat tool  there are so many options see which one is best for you!


To adhere everything together I used the Xyron sticker maker to adhere the bunnies and the Scotch advanced tape glider to adhere the panel to the card base.

To emphasis the bubbles that the bunnies are blowing I used Nuvo crystal drops in the color "Morning dew" which dries clear so you can still see all the details the bubbles left on the background but emphasis it too.



Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a fun day and that you try this project out because it's so fun!

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Recycle with me- Reese Chocolate Box

Hello there! Today I’ve got two cards to share with you and of course I’ve got a video for you over on my YouTube channel.  This is the 2nd video in my new series “Recycle with me” over on YouTube.

So let’s get to today’s cards. For the recycled part I used a Reese chocolate box.  I decided to use this in a recycling project because of the non traditional colors.  

First off I cut down the box and chose the parts I wanted to use in my card.  Then I was ready to do my sentiments I used the stamp “snow country” a wood mounted stamp from Micheal’s $1.50 stamps that I’ve had in my collection for some time. I stamped it on vellum using memento tuxedo black ink. Then I added Micheal’s Recollections white embossing powder and heated that with the marvey heat tool to melt the embossing powder.   

After doing the sentiment was done I adhered all my layers together with the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider and some foam squares. I cut down the black card stock and the card base from Micheal’s Recollections Card.  To finish off the card I used the memento tuxedo black ink to distress the edges of the card base.

For the second card I did the same things just with some different elements from the box.  I used another wood mounted stamp from the Micheal’s $1.50 stamps that says “oh what fun” and stamped it in memento tuxedo black ink and then used some silver embossing powder I had in my collection.  Before doing this I also prepared the surface with the anti static embossing pouch. But I didn’t emboss it quick enough as memento tuxedo black ink is not the best for embossing though if I move fast enough I can usually make it work. This time I didn’t have luck and my embossing powder did not stick to the ink.  So to fix this problem and not have to redo it. I grabbed the Sakura white gelly roll pen to fill in where the embossing powder didn’t stick. I actually like how this turned out as it looks like snow on the silver sentiment.  Then once again I used the scotch advanced tape glider and foam squares to adhere everything together. Then lastly I used the memento tuxedo black ink to distress the edges of the card base to finish off the card. 






Thank you so much for coming by today. I hope you enjoyed today's recycle with me cards. Come back Friday for a non recycle with me project.  My goal is to start posting every Monday and Friday here and on my YouTube channel. So I would love it if you would subscribe and hit the notification button over on YouTube that way you know when I'm posting.



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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Recycle with me- Bath & Body works bag

Hello there and Happy New Year!!! I’ve been taking a break after my Christmas card series over on YouTube and getting things back to normal around my home after Christmas.  Also been organizing my craft room too and of course brainstorming new ideas for cards and videos over on my YouTube channel.

Today I’m officially starting a new series over on YouTube channel called “Recycle with me” where I take Recycled materials and pair it up with stamps and other normal crafting supplies.  I will also be doing non recycling projects too on my channel so stay tuned for all that is to come this year.  

Today’s card and video is a super simple one. I recently went to bath and body works and got a few things and I thought the images on the bag were so cute and I wanted to do a project with them. They could of been used for a Christmas card but since it was after Christmas I went with just a winter theme instead.

For these cards I just cut apart the bag and decided what parts I wanted to use on the cards. I cut down some white cardstock from Micheal's Recollections. Also the blue cardstock is also from the Micheal's Recollections collection too. I used a snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder with the blue paper and ran that through the big shot machine. ( I will link to a similar embossing folder below)  Then I was ready to adhere everything together with the Scotch Advanced tape Glider.   For the sentiment I used 2 stamps I had in my collection. A "winter" stamp from a Beth Duff Designs stamp set. (Which is no longer available) and a hello wood mounted block I had in my collection which was from the Michael's $1.50 stamps.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped it on vellum and quickly used some silver embossing powder and heat set that with the Marvey heat tool.   Before stamping I prepared the vellum with the anti static pouch so that the embossing powder only stuck to where I wanted it.

Then I adhered the vellum sentiment to the card. I used the Scotch advanced tape glider again.

I made 2 cards, but I'm sure you could make more cards with all the different parts on this bag.

My goal behind this video series is to think outside the box and to use what we have around us.






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