Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions DT Reveal

Today is Friday and there is a Design Team Reveal up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog. The theme was “thankful”.

A New Arrival - I created this page for our newest grandchild’s album. This will be number 7 for Jessica and Aaron.

I used the Kreaxions Star Stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #918 with the “A” insert to make the doily. For the border edge I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #905 with no insert.

Be sure to check out the blog for some inspiring work from the rest of the design team.

punched border
punched doily

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. (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.