Monday, October 29, 2018

O-Fish-ial Birthday! with Kindred Stamps

Hello Annie here today sharing some fun under the sea. I created this tiny dimensional card using the Sea Friends Stamp Set I am using a recycled acetate packaging.

Sea Friends

I stamped, colored the images with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. Note: I added a few extra images from my stash for the seaweed (I used Seas the Day from Beth Duff Designs) Then, I trimmed the images. Next, I trimmed a piece of Bristol smooth card stock  to 4" x4" scored it in the middle and sponged some Distress Oxide ink in Broken China. Then, I die cut two pieces of sand (kraft card stock) using Lawn Fawn hillside stitched borders dies;folding at small bit of the end to create a L shape. 

Next, I adhered the images to stripes of acetate; folding at small bit of the end to create a L shape. I adhered the stingray and starfish to the background. Then, I adhered the seaweed and seashells to the the sand hills. Next, I adhered the hills into place. Then, I add the other fish and turtle into place. I then carefully slipped the scene into the acetate package. Next, I die cut a stitched rectangle and I sponged some Distressed Oxide Ink in Broken China. Then, I  stamped the sentiment. I then adhered a strip of wood pattern paper to one side. I added a bit of pen detail and adhered the little seagull to the top.I attached the sentiment with two strips of acetate to the back edge of the card. 

Now the tiny card is complete to give to a friend or family member. 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Birthday Hugs with Doodles Paper Playground

Hello Annie here today with a birthday card. I am using a decoupage sheet for this card made it quick. The Peacock Pizzazz Sparkle Blend was perfect for this card. 

Peacock Pizzazz has the perfect blends of  blues, greens and just a touch of plum with cupped, flower, paisley, and almond shaped sequins, iridescent crystals, seed beads & multicolored peacock feather Fimo shapes.

So, let's get started. First I gathered my supplies -Peacock Pizzazz Sparkle Blend,  I used a sheet of decoupage from Adam Pescott.(decoupage sheets have a base image and layering images that are trimmed or punched out to be layered with foam adhesive on top of the base image to create a 3D effect), Light Green Card base, Yellow card stock Foam adhesive and Distress Oxide ink in Hickory Smoke.

Then, I trimmed the little critters from the sheet. I kept the numbers for the order of placement. I also used a bit of Distress Oxide in Hickory Smoke on the edges of the cut outs. 

Next, I added the base image onto a piece of yellow card stock.  Then, I flipped over the pieces and add foam adhesive to all the pieces. Then I placed them onto the large image base.

Showing  the layers from the side

Next, I added the Peacock Pizzazz Sparkle Blend - I pulled out 2 of the feather pieces to use as raindrops, and 2 of each blue and green round sequins & 2 tiny yellow hearts. Added a few drops of glue and placed the sequins on top of them. I placed the hearts on the banner and umbrella.


Next, I adhered the card front panel to the light green card base.

Now, the card is complete! I hope you give the -Peacock Pizzazz Sparkle Blend a try it's so pretty. Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Thankful with Dies R Us

Hello Friends today I am sharing a Fall wreath card - perfect to let that special someone know that you are Thankful to have them in your life.

Let's get started with the tutorial.

First, gather your supplies. Next, on Bristol Smooth or White card stock apply some Distress Oxide ink. I just did a few circle making sure to blend into each other. Then, Do a few spritz of water to oxide the ink.

Next, I added a few droplets of Heidi Swapp Colorshine in Gold, Bronze and Tea. Then, I set it aside to dry.


Next, I die cut my circle shape this will help me with my wreath. I also die cut the word Thankful 4 times - 3 times from medium orange and 1 time from gold foil paper.

Now, the cardstock with the oxide ink is dry. I die cut the leaves from it I cut several of each leaf. I rather have extras that not enough. 

Now, that I have all the components ready - it's time to assemble the card. I start by trimming a bit off my circle. Then, I stack my word by gluing between the layers

Now, I start adhering the leaves to the circle to create the wreath.

Once the wreath is finished I flip it over and add foam adhesive to it. I like to use the thin strips from the foam squares

I do the same thing to the Thankful word.

Now, to place onto the front panel and card base. I used a scalloped tan card stock I had left over from another project for my front panel. I will link a scallop die set below.  I adhere the scallop front panel onto the brown card stock card base. Next, I place the wreath onto the card. Then, centering the word in the center of the wreath I place it onto the card.

Now, for some finishing touches. I used some sequins in three places on the wreath.
The card is complete. You may have noticed I lowered my wreath a bit on the card. I felt it looked better that way.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Treats for All with Hero Arts and A2Z Scrapbooking

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a fun project. Today we're creating some treat holders using the Hero Arts Spooky Labels Halloween Digital Kit.

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I created two quick treat holders. Using store bought library pocket and goodie bags.

So, let's get started.

Treat Holder One:

I printed the Spooky Labels onto Orange colored cardstock. I then trimmed out the ornate label(bottom left corner). I then cut a slit in to middle of the label - so I can insert the goodie bag into it. I added a bit of adhesive to the goodie bag tab and pressed into place. 

Next, I added a treat and seal it with a bit of re-positional adhesive. Then, I decorated the label with October 31st label. I cut the label in half added a bit of purple cardstock behind the October portion and some foam adhesive. I added a bit of lime green cardstock behind the other half of the label. I layered the October portion on top of the rest of the label and adhered it to the ornate label.

Treat Holder Two:

From the printed the  Hero Arts Spooky Labels Halloween Digital Kit on Orange cardstock. I then trimmed out the spooky treats label(top left). I fishtiled one end of the label. I also trimmed a piece of purple cardstock to mat the label also fishtailing it. I punched the straight end to create a tag. I tied a bit of bakers twine to the label.

Next, I adhered the label tag to the library pocket front. Then, I added my treat to the pocket and seal it with a bit of Halloween washi tape. 

Quick and Simple! The  Hero Arts Spooky Labels Halloween Digital Kit does all the work for you! I hope you give them a try! 

Thank you for joining us today!!  

  • Hero Arts Spooky Labels at A2Z Scrapbooking
  • Recollections Brand Cardstock - Orange, Lime-green & Purple
  • Doodlebug Brand: Goodie Bag
  • Dollar Tree Brand: Library Pocket
  • Studio G Brand Baker's Twine in Black & White
  • Scotch Brand 3M Foam  & ATG Adhesive