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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