Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Tag

Today I’m sharing a vintage Christmas tag that I made for a Design Team project for the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog. I created the doily using the Kreaxions Star Stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #920 with the A insert. I made the border strips using the punch with no insert.

 
 
 
Be sure to check out the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team created this week.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Crinkle Ribbon

I’m sure there are lots of ways to make Crinkly Ribbon but this is how I do it.

What you will need:
Cleanable work surface
Vinyl gloves
Hug Snug Seam Binding
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (or ink)
Heat gun




 
First you will need a work surface that won’t stain and cleans easily. I use my Non-Stick Craft Mat.

I wear gloves because the mist/ink stains your fingers.

Next you want to cut your seam binding to the length you want. I work with 3 foot pieces. I always use Hug Snug Rayon Seam Binding. (I’ve tried other brands and found they either do not work as well or not at all.)

Spray your seam binding with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. (I have also pounced my Tim Holtz Distressed Inks onto my mat and spritzed the ink with water.)



I then scrunch the seam binding into a ball … this puts the “crinkle” in the Crinkle Ribbon.

 

Continue to scrunch the seam binding and dry with a heat gun. You can let it dry on it’s own but that would not work for me, I’m to impatient!



This Crinkle Ribbon is perfect for using on vintage projects.




Sunday, December 14, 2014

Turtle Soup Design Team

Woot Woot! I’m thrilled to announce that I’m doing another term on the Turtle Soup Design Team. Meet the rest of the Design Team. I’m looking forward to working with these fantastic creative ladies!



There are daily challenges, monthly mini crops, an amazing gallery of creative projects to inspire you. There are sketches, layouts, cards, tags, altered items and lots of techniques shared … enough to keep everyone happy.

The daily chatter in the forum will help you to get to know the design team better and for us to get to know you.

We encourage the beginner through advanced scrapper to join us.

Be sure to visit us at: Turtle Soup

Friday, December 12, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Mini Crop

I have day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas Mini Crop at Turtle Soup.  My challenge today is to create a gift box or bag with a bow on it.
Be sure to check out the challenges for all 12 days in the Turtle Soup forum.

 
 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December Teacher Gifts

The December teacher gifts are ready to be shipped to FL.  I used the Kreaxions Circle Cutter to make the circles for the snowmen.  I found the perfect box to make and used my Cricut and the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge.  A fun project to make and give.

 
 

Friday, December 5, 2014

December Linnie Blooms Design Team Project




When I saw the Linnie Blooms December Color Challenge I immediately thought …
 non traditional Christmas Colors.  (Be sure to check out the Linnie Blooms Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team did with the challenge this month.)



 I created the banner using the Linnie Blooms Medium Canvas Pennants (5/pkg) as my base. I inked a vintage music sheet with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Then I went through my stash and found the lace and embellishments to add the finishing touches.


 
 
 
 



 

Gift Card Holder

Today I have a Design Team Project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog.

Sometimes buying a gift for the person who has everything is frustrating and next to impossible. That’s when a gift card comes into play. And in a cute little bag that gift card becomes the perfect gift.

I created this little gift card holder by:

1) embossing the little bag

2) creating a little ring as the base for the wreath using the circle cutter

3) Using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch # 914 with no insert to make the holly leaves and berries


 
 
 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Just Imgine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog Hop


Welcome to the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog Hop.
We are excided to share:
 “Joys of Christmas”
Join us for 5 days of fun, inspiration and prizes.
Be sure to visit each Design Team Members Blog and leave a comment.
 
Blog Hop List 
 
 
 
 
 
* Joan B.   http://thegovsplace.blogspot.com/ (you are here)
 
 
 
 
 
I created this Christmas card using the
Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #915 with the A insert,
the Circle Cutter and Stencil A.
 
 
 
I love the detail that the punch added to this project.
 
 
A flower, a brad and some ribbon added the finishing touches.
 
 
 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Peat Pots

I'm going to say that these little peat pots are my new favorite thing to alter!  And the bonus is everything I have used to make these was in my stash.  I knew there was a good reason why I hoarded ... I mean save crafty supplies.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 




Friday, November 21, 2014

A card, a layout and a peat pot ... Oh My!

A card, a layout and a peat pot … Oh My! I’ve been busy to say the least.
I have 3 projects to share today …

First up is a Design Team Project for the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog.


 
 

I created this card using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #915 with no insert. I LOVE using the Kreaxions punches to fancy up my borders! I also used the punch on my banner pieces which just added that special little touch.

My second project is for the Mini Crop at Turtle Soup. My theme is family and my challenge to you is to create a layout, card, tag, ATC or an altered project using the family theme along with a doily and flowers. You have until Sunday November 30th at12:00 p.m. EST to play along. Add your project to the Turtle Soup Gallery. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!



 
Love using my messy supplies -Gesso canvas primer, Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso, stencils, and Tattered Angels paints.
 
 
Prima Flowers
 

My third project is also for the Mini Crop at Turtle Soup. My theme for this challenge is Christmas.   My challenge to you is to create a layout, card, tag, ATC or an altered project and it must have paint and lace on it. Again you have until Sunday November 30th at12:00 p.m. EST to play along. Add your project to the Turtle Soup Gallery.  
For my project I altered a peat pot (love these things).  The possibilities are limitless!  Going through my stash I found enough hoarded supplies to create this fun little vintage Christmas goodie.




 
 




Saturday, November 8, 2014

November Linnie Blooms DT Project




My creative process … generally my ideas for projects never materialize when I’m trying to come up with them. Most of the time project ideas pop into my head when I’m busy cooking dinner, doing laundry or trying to fall asleep. The creative process is a weird and wonderful thing! This months inspiration piece made me think of fall and feathers.

Since I’m on a bookmark making binge I chose to use one of the Linnie Blooms Canvas Bookmarks along with the Linnie Blooms Feather Stencil and Mask. Some Tim Holtz Distress inks, a button and some twine were perfect for completing this project.

 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Boots

Today I have a Design Team Project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog. For this page I used the Kreaxions Star Stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #918 with the A insert to make the doily. I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #903 with no insert to make the border strip. What a fun page!  Be sure to check out the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team did this week.

 
Punch Details: