Wednesday, April 30, 2008

CPS #62, Part 3

Part 3 of this weeks design ideas:

A Little Note Card
Designed by - Keri Lee Sereika

***Cardstock: Cryogen White Metallics,Herbal Garden Med, Frosted Teal, Birchtone Dark Prismatics - Prism Papers
***Patterned Paper: Earthy Paper Pad - Crafty Secrets
***Stamps - Bird Notes, Calendar - Crafty Secrets
Ink: Vintage Sepia Versafine - Tsukineko
Twill: Creative Impressions

Seeds of Love
Designer Tami Mayberry

**Cardstock: Prism Papers (Classic Blue, Classic Orange, Baby Blue Dark)
Stamps: Hanna Stamps (New Garden Release for 5/2, Things Hanna Would Say)
Markers: Copic
Ric Rac: Creative Impressions
Ink: Ranger
Dew Drops: Robin's Nest

Sweet Flowers
Designer Kelly Anne Grundhauser

Pattern Paper-Imaginesce
Cardstock Sticker-Rusty Pickle
Bag of Buttons-Buttons
Machine stitching

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

CPS 62, Part 2

Part two of this weeks design ideas:

Baby Boy
Designer Sherry Wright

SEI papers & stickers
Offray ribbon
Creative Crystal Company stones
Zip dry adhesive by Beacon

Little Sheep, Have You Lost Your Way?
Designer Debbie Olson

Stamps: **Primitive Beginnings (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Paper: Kraft (SU), **Desert Coral Dark and Natural (Prism)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink; Red Brick, Spanish Olive, Tea Leaves, and Jumbo Java (Versamagic)
Accessories: linen thread and aged copper hardware (SU), Summer Sunshine twill (PaperTrey Ink); foam tape, Deco Blue Prismacolor pencil for sky around tree
Tools: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug tiny tags die

Happy Day
Designer Kandis Smith

Patterned paper: Making Memories, My Minds Eye
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Hero Arts
chipboard: Making Memories
other: machine stitching

Monday, April 28, 2008

Making Glitter Embellishments

It's time for another Monday of tips and tricks. Here is this weeks tutorial by CPS designer Kandis Smith:

What you will need: Tacky glue, foam brush, glitter, foam stamps, cardstock.

Pour glue onto plate. (don't worry it will wash off!!) Using your foam brush, applly a thick layer of glue to your foam stamp. (Remember to wash your stamp right after using it or the glue will dry and be very difficult to remove.)

Stamp onto cardstock, trying not to slide. Press down hard and lift straight up. You should be able to see your image on the cardstock. If you're lucky you get it on the first time. I usually have to try a couple times. The glue should be thick and even.

Pour glitter over glue. Make sure to cover image evenly and shake off excess. Let dry.

Cut out image and embellish. These are so fun on cards and layout pages. Be creative and show us what you can do with this fun technique!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

CPS #62

This week's card sketch:

CPS Designer Ideas:

Designer: Linda Beeson

Solid Cardstock – Worldwin
Patterned paper – Be Good: Poinsettia/Cosmo Cricket
Rubber stamps – Crafty Secrets
Black Stamp pad – Ancient Page/Clearsnap
Border punch – Fiskars
Red rhinestone – Mark Richards, Inc
Flowers – Prima
Old Button
Machine sewing

Designer Laura Williams

black cardstock - Bazzill
red, aqua cardstock, ink - Close To My Heart
jewel flourishes - Prima
ribbon - May Arts
stamps - Unity Stamp Company

Home Congratulations card
Designer Charity Hassel

Patterned Paper: Upsy Daisy, Daisy Ds.
Rubon: Crate Paper
Stitches Stickers: Kelly Panacci
Buttons: Scrapmode

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Reader Spotlight and Reader Updates

Well this week it is FINALLY MY TURN (Keri's turn) to get to pick the Reader Spotlight! :)

This week I chose Terrie B to be in the spotlight! Her use of lots of detail is what really caught my eye, but then when I read that she had used SHRINK PLASTIC I was sold! I mean, if you don't have small enough images to do four on the sketch, why not just stamp them onto shrink plastic and then it works! So congrats and great job Terrie!

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

CPS #61, Part 3

Part 3 of this week's card ideas:

Spring Garden Card
Designer Keri Lee Sereika

**Cardstock: Tawny Med, Mystic Med Prismatics, Espresso, Smooth White, White Vellum - Prism
Patterned Paper: Classical Garden - Websters Pages
**Stamps: Sophisticated Swirl Backgrounder, Silhouette Blooms II - Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Lettuce, Cloudy Blue Adirondack Inks, Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy - Ranger Ink
Cream White Colorbox Pigment Ink - Clearsnap
Ribbon: Blue Grosgrain - Creative Impressions
Dies: Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities - Spellbinders
Paper Piercer and Paper Piercing Mat

A Note For You
Designer Stacey Kingman

Patterned Paper – K & Co., My Mind’s Eye, Creative Imaginations
Corner Rounder - Fiskars
Rubber Stamps – Fiskars
Punchboard – Heidi Grace Designs
Bling – Heidi Swapp
Foam Adhesive – Fiskars
Ink – Ranger, Tsukineko Staz-On
Ribbon – Making Memories
Baker’s Twine – Martha Stewart
Other – Vintage dictionary pages, staples

Cookin' Up Some Love
Designer Debbie Olson

**Stamps: Baked with Love by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Collection
Paper: Cupcake pad by Basic Grey
Cardstock: Blush Red Dark, Intense Kiwi by **Prism; Stamper's Select White by PaperTrey Ink
Ink: Watermelon, Stonewashed, Citrus, and Lettuce Adirondacks, Versamark
Accessories: Ric-rac by May Arts, button by Foof-fa-la, Winter White Embossing Powder by SU
Tools: Copic Markers: W-1, O; Spellbinders Nestability Plain Squares

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

CPS #61, Part 2

Happy Birthday
Designer Kandis Smith

patterned paper: SEI Dill Blossom Collection, KI Memories
cardstock: Bazzill, Kraft
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Colorbox
brads: Bazzill
other: machine stitching, linen string

Thank you so much
Designer Sherry Wright

Prima paper
**Prism cardstock
American Crafts thicker flourish
Inque Boutique stamps
Ranger crackle medium (over stamped image)
Clearsnap inks
Beacon Zip dry adhesive

Way to Go
Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Patterned Paper-Basic Grey, Making Memories, SEI
Stamp-Paper Salon
Ink-Staz-On, Ranger

Sunday, April 20, 2008

CPS #61

Here is this week's CPS and some ideas to get you started ;)

CPS #61

CPS Designer Ideas

Designer: Linda Beeson

Graph paper and striped paper – Laurel/Scenic Route
Solid Cardstock – Worldwin
**Rubber stamps – Bold Curls and Tag! You’re It/Kim Hughes Collection and Paisley Background/Cornish Heritage Farms
Stamp pads – Peach and Brick/Vivid/Clearsnap
Corner rounder punch – Papershapers/EK Success
Rub-on stitches – Daisy D’s
Diamond Glitter Dimensional Fabric paint – Tulip

Love squares
Designer Laura Williams

cardstock - Close To My Heart
patterned paper - Close To My Heart
ribbon, button, ink - Close To My Heart
stamps - Unity Stamp Company
paper flower - Prima

Birthday Girl
Designer Charity Hassel

Patterned Paper: Upsy Daisy Designs
Rubon and letter stickers: American Crafts
Crystals: Swarovski

Friday, April 18, 2008

CPS #60, Part 3

Thinking of you
Designer Stacey Kingman

Patterned Paper – Heidi Grace Designs, My Mind’s Eye, Scenic Route
Ribbon – May Arts
Clear Stamp – Heidi Grace Designs
Glitter Flowers - Heidi Grace Designs
Brads - Heidi Grace Designs
Bookplate - Heidi Grace Designs
Border Punch - Fiskars

I love you Berry much
Designer Kelly Anne Grundhauser

Crate Paper and die cut
Fiskars Lace border punch
Paper Trey stamp
Colorbox ink
Foofala ribbon
Strawberry center suckers

Just Living
Designer Kelly Anne Grundhauser

Crate Paper
Inque Boutique stamps
Colorbox Ink
Copper threaded elastic

Designer Tami Mayberry

Cardstock: Prism
Stamp: C.C. Designs (It's my Birthday)
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Rub -ons: American Crafts
Markers: Copic, Prismacolor
3D Foam squares: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Designer - Keri Lee Sereika
***Cardstock: Smooth White, Black Prismatics - Prism Papers
***Stamps: Bloom With Abandon, Pretty Pattern Backgrounder - Cornish Heritage Farms
Inks: Charcoal, Pink Pastel Fluid Chalk Ink - Clearsnap
Jet Black Stazon - Tsukineko
Accessories: Black Velvet Ribbon, Large Pink Paper Fastener - Creative Impressions
Pink Dottie Ann Magic Mesh - Magic Mesh

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

CPS #60, Part 2

More ideas for this week's CPS card sketch:

Designer Kandis smith

patterned paper: My Minds Eye, BoBunny
cardstock: Bazzill, Chatterbox
scissors: Provo Craft
circle template: Coluzzle
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Colorbox
gems: Hero Arts
ribbon: American Crafts
circle punch and star: Creative Memories
other: cellophane, chopsticks, machine stitching

Tip: Wrap circles of brightly colored paper in cellophane to create a lollipop look. Gather the bottom of the cellophane with ribbon.

Bound By Love
Designer Melissa Phillips

Worldwin cardstock
Crate Paper paper and rubons
Fancy Pants felt
Making Memories buttons
K&Co. sticker
Maya Road velvet ric rac
Delta acrylic paint

Hi there
Designer Debbie Olson

Stamps: Women of Life and Mixed Messages by PaperTrey Ink
Ink: Berry Sorbet (PTI), Rose Red (SU)
Paper: Little Girls Biography Collection by Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet by PaperTrey Ink and Natural Smooth and Light Baby Pink by Prism
Accessories: Berry Sorbet twill tape by PaperTrey Ink
Tools: Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die, Sizzlets Button Die

Belated Birthday
Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Cardstock-The Paper Company
Patterned Paper-SEI, Collage Press
Flowers-Marcella by Kay
Chipboard-American Crafts
Epoxy Stickers-SEI
Felt-Creative Imaginations

Monday, April 14, 2008

Ribbon Flower Tutorial

A few weeks ago designer Charity Hassel created some adorable ribbon flowers for a card. We all enjoyed the so much we asked her to share with the readers how she did it. Thanks Charity!!

I really enjoyed making these little flowers out of ribbon a few weeks ago and thought I would share a quick how-to with you. First, I found through trial and error, the type of ribbon you choose has a lot to do with how your flowers will turn out. The more lace-like the ribbon the more fluffy and pretty your flower will turn out.. Also, it is much easier to work with lace or ribbon that is a bit stiff. Try spraying the lace you plan to use with a bit of starch spray or try Beacon Stiffen Stuff stiffening spray that is made for material.

Once my ribbon was decided upon I applied adhesive only on the bottom edge of the ribbon (do not apply adhesive to the top, fluffy part as that will be the bloom of your flower). You want to apply the adhesive to the underside of the ribbon if your ribbon has an upper and lower side to it. So, as you can see in my picture I just added ribbon to the back side of my ribbon, just along the bottom.

Next, its time to get rolling! Begin to loosely roll your ribbon to create your flower (you may want to try this before applying your adhesive to the ribbon in order to determine how tight or loose you want to make your flower and also to gauge how much ribbon you will need per flower).

Once your ribbon is rolled into a flower you’re ready to adhere it to your project. Sometimes the end of the ribbon needs to be adhered better to the flower so I use a tiny glue dot for that. I use a huge glue dot on the bottom of my flower to attach it where I want. The glue dot also helps keep the bottom of my flower in place.

Here are the flowers on the final project:

Special Delivery
Designer Charity Hassel

Patterned Paper, Diecuts: Scribble Scrabble
Ribbon: the embellishment studio
Buttons: Scrapmode.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

CPS #60

Time for CPS #60 and more great card ideas from the CPS designers! Hope you enjoy them :)

CPS #60

CPS Designer Ideas

O Happy Day
Designer Laura Williams

patterned paper - Daisy D's
ribbon - KI Memories
velvet rickrack - May Arts
stamp and ink - Close To My Heart

Thinking of you
Designer Sherry Wright

Jenni Bowlin papers & tag
Inque Boutique stamp
Clearsnap ink
vintage lace
Creative Crystals rhinestones
Marvy scallop punch
Beacon Zip dry adhesive

Designer: Linda Beeson

Solid Cardstock – Worldwin Papers
Patterned paper – Devotion and Sweetie/Blush/BasicGrey and October Afternoon (flowers and stripes)
Rub-on word – BasicGrey
Red Shimmer Brads – Making Memories
Stamp pads – Fluid Chalk/Clearsnap

CPS59 Reader Updates...Late again...

Our reader spotlight this week was chosen by Kandis is what she had to say!

Andrea's Card

Andrea blew me away with her darling card. Not only did she complete the "hybrid" challenge, but she went beyond that and added so much demension to her card. Check out her blog for more inspirational cards, it's loaded with eye candy!!
~ Kandis

And now for Reader Updates..... late Reader Updates!!! Sorry!!




Jackie G

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Mrs Tiggy




Terrie B











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Friday, April 11, 2008

CPS #59, Part 4 (Hybrid)

Time for the final set of cards for this week's CPS hybrid feature. Be on the lookout this weekend for the latest reader updates as well as a new card sketch!!

"Happy Birthday" Card
Designer: Lea Lawson

Supply List:
Digital Kit: Glitz Designs "Create A Card" CD
Cardstock: Bazzill
Rhinestones: Glitz Designs
Rub-on: Basic Grey
Ink: Clearsnap

**Glitz Designs not only sells 12x12 patterned paper, but digital CD's of all their designs so everyone can use their product, digi and paper scrappers alike! They also came out with the "Create A Card" Digital Kit which features papers, accents, sentiments, templates....everything you can think of when it comes to making a card! This CD makes it simple! I printed out the patterned paper on white textured cardstock, and then printed the cake accent on photo paper and cut it all out. After that I just put it together like a normal paper card- easy as pie!

Death Star Love Card for Cody
Designer Stacey Kingman

**Cardstock – Prism
Patterned Paper – Heidi Grace
Sentiment - 2PS I Love You Digital Kit
Stickers – Heidi Grace, EK Success
Ribbon – Heidi Grace
Transparency - Hambly

Have a Rockin' Birthday
Designer Kelly Anne Grundhauser

Pattern Papers American Crafts
Photo of wall At the Mall of America
Ranger Pen
Sakura Back glaze pen
Lil Davis Chipboard
Ranger Distress ink
Sand paper

Digital can be as plain and simple as printing out your sentiment on your card, I printed the Sentiment into the photo, cropped the photo to the Dimensions I wanted. Added some texture with a little sanding and layering and 3-D pens. I also added a bit of white doddle to pull it all together.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

CPS #59, Part 3 (Hybrid)

Here are some more great design ideas for this weeks card sketch. Yes, more hybrid. Be sure and post the link for your card as well, hybrid or not we can't wait to see it! More tomorrow!

Be Happy
Designer Sherry Wright

Supplies: (All digital)
Prima hybrid (A breath of fresh air kit)
Rhonna Farrer (background)

Designer Kandis Smith

digital scrapbook paper and flower: The Shabby Princess Vintage Florals
Cardstock: Bazzill, Kraft
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Memories Dye Inkpad
brads: Lasting Impressions
buttons: Blumenthal Lansing
other: fabric, machine stitching

I Love You
Designer Stacey Kingman

**Cardstock – Prism
Patterned Paper – 2PS I Love You Digital Kit
Arrows – 7 Gypsies
Ribbon – May Arts
Chipboard – Heidi Grace
Decorative Scissors – Fiskars
Punch – Fiskars

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

CPS #59, Part 2 (Hybrid)

Here are a few more hybrid cards to help you with this week's challenge.

Also, some have commented about their card not being hybrid. No problem, as long as you use the sketch you've got it. The hybrid part is just a "bonus" for those of you who like a real challenge and to try soemthing new. ;)

Designer Debbie Olson

Digital Kit: Flower Stand by S Bartolini and Shabby Miss Jen for Shabby Miss Jen
Stamps: "hello" tag from Mixed Messages by PaperTrey Ink
Accessories: fun foam flowers are cut with a Spellbinders S4 072 Flower Creations die; pink taffeta ribbon by Stampin' Up; Cotton Candy Stickles; brad is Two Scoops by Basic Grey

Hello Friend
Designer Keri Lee Sereika

Festival DigiScrap Kit -
Font used: Trajan Pro

Adorable Baby
Designer Anabelle O'Malley

Patterned Paper-Prima Hybrid: Rue88 Coordinates2 and Rue88 Coordinates 4
Frame-IOD Silhouettes Gem Frame Small
Stickers-American Crafts Velvet Thickers
Chipboard-Making Memories
Rubon-Basic Grey
Gems-Darice, Prima

Tip- I printed the patterned papers onto card stock, cut them out and inked and sewed them. I printed the frame onto a transparency and adhered it the card.