Thursday, September 14, 2017

Throwback Thursday!

Howdy Paper Crafters!

Today I came across a card I made with a retired stamp set but, i really like the fold so I decided to post it anyway because I know some of you probably still have the stamp set. I'm calling it  Throwback Thursday.  If you like the idea of doing this occasionally, leave me a comment below. For now, here it is.



This is called a side step card for those of you who have not seen it before. Ok, here's another view from the side.


Isn't this just the cutest? I just love the stamp set and the fold. Together they make a pretty cute card.

So here's how it's made. Using the template below, cut and fold your card as instructed from Pretty Pansy card stock. Keeping in mind the "M" is for mountain fold and the "V" is for valley fold on the template. Solid lines are for cutting and dashed lines are for folding. Pretty self explanatory.

I cut the designer paper (also retired now) 1/8" smaller than the panel on the left.  That means it's 1-3/4" x 5-3/8". You can make this smaller depending on your personal preference. I used my Easy Glide adhesive to attach it.

Then I cut from Kiwi Slice cardstock 1 piece 2-1/4" x 1-1/2'  (front panel) and 2 pieces 2-1/4" x 2" (next 2 panels). I fringed one of the long edges of each piece with my Fringe Shears and trimmed the blades of grass I just created with my Detail Pro Shears. You could also use the Border Details Die to make the grass but, I found I cut too much off with that. Attach the grass pieces to the right side folds with your adhesive and trim if needed.

**Tip :  When using the fringe shears, score 1/4" at the bottom of one of the long sides. this will be your guide when you are cutting so you don't cut past that point.

Next, stamp your birds from the Chick Magnet stamp set or set of your choice in Black Licorice Ink onto Pineapple Smoothie Cardstock. Fussy cut them (pretty easy cutting) and attach Journey Wiggle Eyes to each bird with Journey Craft Glue.  When eyes are set, attach to your grass with Journey Glue Dots or Journey Foam Squares.

Last I added some left over Journey Sequins to represent flowers in the grass which I attached with craft glue. Although not used here, the Journey Bloom Time Sequins would be a great option.

Give this a try. It's not as hard as it looks. The template is below and let me know if you have any questions. It is not true to size but follow the measurements and you will be fine.  Feel free to leave some comments, I would love to hear from you.

Have a great day!

Top Fold Side Step Card

Sunday, September 10, 2017

An Adventure

Howdy Paper Crafters!

Here's a project I worked on recently where I used the Journey Gel Press for the background.


I mixed a little Journey Acrylic Paint (Blue Lagoon) with our Journey Molding Paste and a little spritz of water.  Once I had that mixed on the gel press, I used my spatula to move the color around a little to get some blank areas to soften the background before laying my cardstock down.  Wherever you scrape away the paint & paste it leaves a blank spot on your cardstock.  In this case, I used whip cream cardstock so I was left with some white spots.  Perfect for the sky.  Then, to cut down on the texture just a bit I swirled my finger through the paint on the cardstock.  Now it looks even more like sky.  This piece was layered on a piece of whip cream cardstock sponged with Lovely Blue True Fusion Ink around the edges and that was layered on the Rock Candy cardstock . The bottom layer is Blue Lagoon cardstock cut & folded to a quarter sheet.  I used our cloud die cuts for the clouds;   I stamped the the plane with Black Licorice True Fusion Ink and fussy cut it.  I used my craft knife to cut out a few  of the inner areas.  I stamped a sentiment in Black Licorice ink on whip cream cardstock and flagged one end.  All the elements were popped up with Journey foam dots for a little dimension. Lastly, I added Journey Sparkle Silk & Silver Silk for a little more of that mixed media look.

Hope you like my card today. Stop back soon!

Monday, September 4, 2017

September Special - Media Mix!

What a great sale this is! I love mixed media, don't you? I can't wait for my supplies to arrive so I can post some inspiring projects for you. Right now you can get 20% off our Acrylic Paints, stencils, Pan Pastels and our newest mix media item, the Journey Gel Press but, only until the end of the month. This is such a cool tool. I will be posting a video soon on how to use this wonderful tool so be sure to stop back. In the meantime, check out the flyer below and head on over to my online store. Contact me if you have any questions.

 Have a great day!


Friday, September 1, 2017

September Bloom Box

Yay! A new Bloom Box for September. Don't you just love Sunflowers? I know, I know. it's a sign that summer is almost over and Fall is just around the corner. There is something to love about every season though, don't you think? I love the Fall flowers, the pumpkins, the smells of bushels of apples and homemade pies. Ok, in the mood for Fall yet? If not, check out our new Bloom Box for this month. That should do the trick! There have been some changes in the way our Bloom Box is offered so be sure to read the details and let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great day!

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fusion Vibes Sale

Now is a great time to buy our ink pads. Why are they called True Color Fusion you ask. Well, let me tell you. True Fusion is not just the blend, but the fusion of dye ink and pigment ink.  That makes these inks very special! You can use watercolor and alcohol markers with these little babies and you can stamp on a wide variety of mediums. I had to test them for myself to believe it. You would think Iwas born in Missouri (the show me state). LOL! I was completely amazed! Since I have done the testing for you, technically Richard did the testing first :-), you don't need to. Trust me (us). You are going to love, love, love these ink pads. Don't wait, the sale is only good until the end of the month. You can order them in my online store. Let me know if you have any questions!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Holdiay Mini Catalog Now Available

As if a new big book wasn't enough! You are going to love the new Holiday mini. The best part is that it is 2 months earlier than usual! It starts today and goes through Dec 31st. You can click on the icon in the side to bar to view the online flipbook or go to my online store to purchase one of your very own.  You also have the option of spending $50 in my online store and you will get one free from me just for placing an order! Either way, you are going to want to check this book out with new Bloom and Hostess Benefits to choose from.  What are you waiting for? Go check it out!

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

New Catalog Available today!

Whoohoo! The day is finally here! Check out the new catalog by clicking on the icon in the side bar to see the online flipbook.  Grab your coffee and enjoy! If you want one of yourvery own you can purchase one at my online store or place a $100 order with me to get one free! Let me know if you have any questions.
Have a great day!

Listed below are some of the corrections you will want to take note of.

Corrections for the 2017-2018 printed inspiration book and catalog

Page 327
AC-0206 Amazing Trim
Shows Limeade and Orange Rave together
Should be Limeade and Sour Lemon

Page 327
AC-0207 Sparkle Trim
Shows Outrageous Pink and Sour Lemon together
Should be Outrageous Pink and Orange Rave

Page 325
AC-0276 Perfect Bows
Shows as a new item
NOT New

Page 245
AC-0130 ASAP Clips
Wrong SKU
Should be AC-0310

Page 128
SS-0498 Circus Treats
Item not listed in the catalog index at back of book

Page 268
DI-0318 Designer Frames
Says set of 5 in printed and online catalog
Should say ‘Set of 6’