Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Feel The Rainbow



Today I am here with my first project and post for A2Z Scrapbooking I am so honored to be a part of this amazing Design Team.

For this post I created a simple card using the Hero Arts Silly Scapes Digital Stamp which can be found in the A2Z Scrapbooking Store. I wanted to create a fun and bright silly city - what's more fun than a bright rainbow!

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I started by printing the Silly Scape Digital Set onto white heavy weight cardstock  - which includes the Silly building and cloud background. Then, I ran the building through my Scan N Cut Machine. I trimmed the cloud background, along with my card base and a strip of grey cardstock.  Next, I colored the building with my Spectrum Noir Markers in rainbow order.

Then, for a total of 4 trees - I cut tree base using Lawn Fawn die and some Anna Griffin leaves (which I turned into trees) I also punched a small circle using a Fiskars punch for my tree top for soft  shape from brown and green cardstock. I used a Hello die from Your Next Stamp - I cut 4 of them from black cardstock. Next, I layered and adhered the trees (aka leaves), the hello. Set them aside to dry.

Now, I adhered the cloud print to the card base. Next, I used foam adhesive to raise the building a bit from the background. I then tucked the strip of grey cardstock just under the building for a sidewalk. Next, I tucked a few trees behind the buildings and layered two in front of the building using a bit of foam adhesive to make them even. Then, I adhered the hello on the top. For a finishing touch I used a bit of Wink of Stella in clear on the hello.
I hope you create your very own Silly Scape rainbow city. I can't wait to see what you create!!
Annie
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  • Hero Arts Silly Scapes Digital Stamp
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • Recollections Heavy Weight cardstock in White, Grey, Black, Green and Brown
  • Lawn Fawn - Stitched tree boarder
  • Anna Griffin - Mini 3D Flower Die (leaves only)
  • Fiskars Circle Punch-  Small
  • Zig Wink of Stella - Clear
  • Tonic Studio Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive 
  • 3M Foam Adhesive

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Summer Fun with Rinea Foil

Hello - Annie here today with a quick and fun card. I created this fun summer card using the Patriotic Variety Pack - Artist Pack 4" x 6"



Materials:
Patriotic Variety Pack - Ruby Red Starstruck, Silver Starstruck and Sapphire Blue Starstruck
Avery Elle - Cool Treats
Recollections Brand Summer Treats Embossing Folder
Recollections Brand Cardstock - 4-1/4" x 5" SkyBlue & 4-1/4" x 5" White
Card Base - A2 - 4.25" x 5.5"
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Scotch brand Foam adhesive
Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Mini Popsicle Stick
Jewels - Red, White and Blue
Trimmer
Scissors
Die cutting/embossing Machine(i.e. Cuttlebug or Bigshot)

Optional:
Water in a misting bottle
Color markers to match the Rinea Patriotic Variety Artist Pack Foil Paper


Directions:
1. Cut the Skyblue cardstock to 4.5" x 5" Then,  mist the Skyblue with a bit of water, next, place the cardstock in the embossing folder and run it thru the embossing machine. I do this to create a deep set embossing. Set aside to dry.


2. Next, create the shape of the Rocket Popsicle twice on the white cardstock. Keep one sold and the other cut into three sections. Now,  trim a 2" piece of the following three colors of  Rinea Foil Paper. Then, adhere the sections of the Rocket Popsicle to the back of the Rinea Foil Paper - Ruby Red Starstruck, Silver Starstruck and Sapphire Blue Starstruck. Then, trim. Next, adhere the foil popsicle pieces on top of the sold white popsicle. (optional - if you do not want any white edges - this is when you color them. I used Sharpie markers).






3. On the front of the finished Rocket Popsicle stamp the face from the Avery Elle stamp set. (if you do not have this set you can draw the face on with a Black Sharpie). Now, on the back side of your popsicle adhere your mini popsicle stick.



4. Next, stamp your sentiment on the leftover white cardstock from the popsicle. Set aside. Now, on the back of your popsicle and the sentiment place your foam adhesive. Set aside. Next, adhere your front panel - the embossed cardstock on the card base. Then, place the Rinea Patriotic Foiled Popsicle in angle. Place the sentiment on the card.



You now have a finished card! I can't wait to see your card be sure to share your creation with us on social media.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Small Treats with Rinea

 Today, I am bringing you a quick treat holder using the Magical Variety Pack - Artist's 4 x 6. as well as Rinea Emerald Starstuck Foil Paper and Rinea Copper Starstuck Foil Paper

Rinea Magical Foiled Paper Variety Pack - Artist's Pack - 12 Sheets - 4" x 6"

This treat holder can be created for any occasion - just by changing up your color scheme. The great thing is that Rinea offers such a wonderful variety of BEAUTIFUL Foil Papers! In so many fabulous colors 




Now lets get started!


Materials:
Rinea Magical Variety Pack - Artist's 4" x 6 " (I used the Starstuck Gold and Glossy Ruby Red)
Black Cardstock -heavy weight
Red Polka Dot Ribbon
Enamel Dots
Various Dies
EK Success Boarder Punch
Bone Folder
Trimmer
Scissors
Punch
Score Board - Not Picuterd
Adhesive


Instructions:
1. Cut the cardstock into 2 pieces - one will be the base and the other will be the band. Base - cut a strip that measures 2" x 8" . Next - band - cut a strip that measures 1 -1/2" x 6 -1/2". Next, score the base at 3 -1/2" from each end. Next, score the band at 1", 3", 4" & 6". Then, fold on the score lines, use bone folder to get a good crease.



2.  Now, use the boarder punch to punch each end of the base. You will notice that the punch leaves a bit of extra tabs, just cut those off to have a clean end. Next, Punch 2 holes for the ribbon closer.




3. Now, take the band and place some adhesive on the end with the small tab. Next, Bring the other side to the adhesive and place down. Then, work the the band back into shape.






4. Insert base into band pushing it  into place so that the  bottom is flush. Note: you can add a bit of adhesive if you like but, I find that it fits nice and snug. So, I didn't use any.

  
5. Now it's time to decorate the treat holder. Use punches or dies to cut out shapes from the Rinea Magical Variety Pack - Artist's 4" x 6 " (I used the Starstuck Gold and Glossy Ruby Red), Rinea Emerald Starstuck Foil Paper  and Rinea Copper Starstuck Foil Paper . (I used dies and cut out flowers and leaves). 

Then, I curled the flower petals and then stacked them. I love that the Foil Paper holds it's shape so the flower look so full.  Next, adhere the leaves and flowers to the front of the holder. Next, finish with some enamel dots or jewels for the center of the flowers. Finally, run the ribbon through both holes at the top of the holder from the back to the front and tie a bow.




Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you create some wonderful little treat holder of your own using the BEAUTIFUL Rinea Foil Papers.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


This week the challenge is: Anything Goes

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: Two Digital Images

 & Two Coordinating Digital Paper Sets 


Prize ~ The 3 Digital Images used by the DT

Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate



This is my card for this challenge. This is also my last card for Crafty Gals Corner Design Team. It's been a real pleasure working with the most amazing and talented ladies. I wish them all of the best.

I used the Floral Set by Twinkle Lane Designs

Monday, June 11, 2018

Wonderful Memories with Rinea

First I would like to say I am so honored to be on the Rinea Design Team.

I was asked to create a project using the Rinea Magical Variety Packs - they are available in Crafter's Pack 6" x 12"  and the Artist Pack 4" x 6" These beautiful Foil papers are fabulous to work with; they hold their shape, they are super easy to punch or die cut. They can be cut to any size easily with any trimmer.



I created this fun mini album ready to be filled with our next Disney World visit.

   

This mini album can be done a few hours. You can make it ahead and just fill it with your photos when you get home. Or you can send it off to the grandparents.

So, Let's get started. 

Materials:
Rinea Magical Variety Pack in 6" x 12" 
Rinea Magical Variety Pack in 4" x 6"
3 pieces of Black Heavy weight Cardstock 
Coordinating Pattern Paper (I used the Say Cheese Snap Pack by Simply Stories) 
Chipboard -  2 pieces squares and 3 pieces circles(2 pcs at 1" and 1 pc at 1-3/4)
Ribbon for closing album & decorating
Adhesive
Bone Folder
Scisscors
Trimmer
Various Pinches/ Dies
Embellishments
Paint or Ink (optional)


Instructions:  I used a Yellow piece of cardstock for this tutorial because it's easier to see.

Making the inside of the Album:
1. Cut all 3 pieces of  the Black card stock 81/2" x 81/2". Next, fold the card stock in half as shown in the pictures below. Then, open it and fold in half again the other way. Making sure to cease with the bone folder. You should now have 4 equal squares. Repeat these on all of the pieces of card stock. I have included the measurement if you would like to to this on your scoreboard. (score it in half on both sides (4-1/4″). This will then create 4 equal squares) See pic




2. Next, you will only create a diagonal in one of the 4 parts of your large square. You can use your trimmer, scoreboard or I just meet up the ends like I am going to fold up an airplane. (see pictures below). Crease with the bone folder. Repeat on the rest of the black pieces. - if you would like to to this on your scoreboard - (Then turn your square diagonal in your scoreboard or trimmer and score one of the squares from the outside corner to the center corner.) See pictures below.







3. Now, making sure that the diagonal fold is in the left corner. You will cut the card stock cut on the right side between the 2 squares on the score line.







4. Then, you will start the folding "magic". Here, we go fold the diagonal line in half making a triangle in that square, then fold it on to the bottom square. It should look like an a capital L. 
Next, bring the right square over onto the triangle. Place some adhesive on this square and then bring the top square down and place over the  adhesive. Repeat this on all the black card stock. See pictures below.  










5. Now, we are ready to stack and adhere all the pop up corners together. Place some adhesive one on of the closed pop up sections, then stack the next on top.Now,If you would like to create some pockets for additional journaling or pictures ONLY adhere 3 sides of the stack leaving the top or side open. Set aside.  (I used the 3 x 4 cards from the Say Cheese Snap Pack by Simple Stories as my extra Journaling/picture cards. To make it easy to pull the them out of the pockets I punched a tab from the Ebony/Gold Foil paper from the Magical Variety Pack 4 x 6. and adhered it to the top of the card. See pictures below.  


 


Making the covers:
1. Cut 2 pieces chipboard down to 4-1/8" square. Next, from 6" x 12" Red Starstruck Foil Paper cut 2 pieces into 4 1/2". Now, adhere the chipboard squares to the Red Starstruck  Foil paper making sure it's centered. Now, fold up the edge of the Red Starstruck paper (I like to rub my bone folder along the edge to get a nice crease) around the chipboard. Next, trim the corner the corner so that there isn't to much bulk. Now, put some adhesive on the chipboard and press the Red Starstruck paper down. Repeat  - See pictures below.







   





2. Now, adhere the covers to the inside album stack you created earlier. (I like to use wet adhesive for this because it gives me a bit of wiggle room). Repeat on other side.





3. Next, cut a length of ribbon about 18" - 20" Adhere it to the front cover, wrapping it around to the back cover (I like to leave a bit of space about 1/4" on the spine because of the embellishing). 

4. Now, Paint/Ink the edges only of the 3 chipboard circles. Then, adhere all three to Ebony/Gold Foil paper from the Magical Variety Pack 4 x 6  - Gold side; so you have a beautiful Ebony Black Mickey Head. Trim the circles and adhere them to the cover. See pictures Next, Adhere the 3 Ebony Black chipboard circles on top of the ribbon on the front cover.



 






5. Now, it's time to embellish your mini album. Note: you can make as many inside pop up pages for your album. For this tutorial I only created 3. I have plenty of space for pictures and some quick journaling. I add some jewels, enamel dots, ribbon, labels, stickers and die cuts from the Say Cheese Snap Pack by Simple Stories as well as some punched stars, hearts and circles.











Thank you for stopping by today. I can't wait to see what you create with Magical Variety Paper Pack