Yesterday’s new tutorial on Splitcoaststampers was for the Concertina or Cascading Card. Cherie Franklin is the author, I shot the video.  For my sample my main image is from MFT’s darling Snow Angel stamp set. The image was stamped in  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on  Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was colored with Copic Markers (Green: YG01, YG03, YG17    Red: R20, R22, R24, R29   Fur: E41, E42, E43    Snow: B0000, B000   Ear/Nose: R20, E40)  and cut out.

It was also stamped in My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland paper (red paper) and Carta Bella Merry & Bright patterned paper. The paper pieces were shaded with Copics, cut out, run through my Xyron and adhered to the cardstock image.

Winter Wonderland patterned paper was used to decorate the card sides.  The top corners were rounded and the top of the slanted pieces were topped with Solar White cardstock that was cut with Icicle Border Die-namics die.  The two larger Layered Label dies were used to create layers to place my image on.

More white cardstock was cut with the two smaller dies from Let it Snowflake die-namic dies, stacked and topped with a rhinestone from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones.  Last I stamped a sentiment from Snow Angel on a piece of cardstock with a sentiment strip die.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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It’s my turn to post a Savvy Saturday video on the Spellbinders blog. I created a place card holder and shaped coaster to dress up the Thanksgiving table.

I hope you have time to check out the post on the Spellbinders blog, watch the video and tell me what you think.

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It’s time to post on the Spellbinders blog today. This week’s theme is to show you “Things you can do with the Grand Calibur”. For me it’s mostly cutting paper and cardstock, but today I pulled out bottle caps that had been in my stash for quite a while and used them as part of a Christmas Ornament.

I hope you  have time to check out the entire ornament and the step by step instructions on the Spellbinders Blog. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.
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Today on the Spellbinders blog I show step by step instructions on how to make this little ensemble. I hope you have time to check it out and tell me what you think.

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My card today is a multi-tasking card. It is a sample in this week’s tutorial for the Twisted Circular Easel card, a fun variation of the Easel card tutorial that was already in our resource section. It is also a sample for the new Spectrum Noir Marker review on SCS and a sample for Lydia’s HYCCT challenge, which was to create a card that showcases your style.

I started by stamping Taylored Expressions Moka Angel image Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was colored with Spectrum Markers (Dress: PP1, PP3, PP5 Skin: FS2, FS3, FS 6 (cheeks), TN2 Wings: BT1, BG2) and cut out.  A piece of white cardstock was cut and embossed with a Vintage Lace Motif die. A piece of My Mind’s Eye Be Happy paper was cut and embossed with a Standard Circle Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded before the circle was stitched to the Vintage Lace circle.  The angel was adhered over the circles with foam adhesive squares. Stardust Stickles was added over the wings and the halo.

My Mind’s Eye Honey patterned paper was cut and embossed with the smallest Grand Circle Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and stitched. Seam binding was tied around the layer. The bow was topped with a button, tied on with embroidery thread and the layers were adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the smallest of the Grand Decorative Circle dies.  The image circles were adhered to the card front center with foam adhesive squares.

The inside of the card was also decorated with Honey patterned paper that had been cut and embossed with a Grand Circle Nestabilities die. White Crochet Ribbon was adhered around the horizontal strip before the layers were stitched.  White cardstock was cut and embossed with a tag die from the new Back to the Basic tag dies. A sentiment from Moka Angel was stitched on it with Jet Black Archival ink. Flowers and part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl finish off the card.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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I am excited to be hosting the current Crafty Friend Challenge. Since Halloween is just around the corner the challenge is a theme: Halloween. Anything that you can think of Halloween related. For my sample I filled an old Prima Flower bottle (washed it first, of course) with Candy Corn and made a matching card.

My latest order from My Favorite things included Lisa Johnson’s Primitive Pumpkins set. I thought it would be perfect for this challenge. First I decorated the bottle.

I started by stamping a background from Well Worn in Jet Black Archival Ink on Kraft cardstock, that had been cut with a die that came with that set.  Neenah Solar White cardstock was cut with another Well Worn Die-namics die. A frame from Well Worn set was stamped over it, then a sentiment from Primitive Pumpkins was stamped in it’s center. Three stars from that set were stamped to the label with Pear Tart Memento Ink.

The smallest pumpkin was stamped in Wild Honey Distress Ink on white cardstock, that had been cut with the matching die. A sour apple button was tied on the stem with  Linen Thread. The pumpkin was adhered to the label with  foam adhesive squares. A small hole was punched on each end of the label and it was tied to the bottle with linen thread, as well as adhered with two foam adhesive squares (to make sure it doesn’t slip).

White cardstock was cut with the Notched Tag die and stamped with the border from the Notched Tag stamp set.  A sentiment from the Primitive Pumpkins set was stamped in the tag along with some stars. Linen thread was tied on along with a Orange Fizz Button and tied around the neck of the bottle.

The card base of the matching card is a 3 1/2″ x 7″ piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half. the star banner from Primitive Pumpkins was stamped to the left, with a sentiment and swirl on the upper right side with Jet Black Archival ink . The big pumpkin was stamped in black on white cardstock, the medium pumpkin in Pear Tart. Both were cut out and adhered to the card base with foam adhesive squares.  Another Orange Fizz button was tied to the big pumpkin and a knot out of Linen thread on the medium pumpkin finish off the card.

I hope you have time to participate in the challenge. If we have more then ten entries, I will give away two My Favorite Things sets with matching dies as well as a 6×6 pack. Every challenge entry is an entry for the raffle.

Check out my fellow Crafty Friends for more Halloween inspiration:

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The coming week is all about Halloween projects on the Spellbinders blog. So for my video post today I thought I share how to make this little treat bag. I hope you have time to check it out and tell me what you think. I also posted a couple of pictures of Rebecca there.

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Hello, friends! After a much needed summer break, the NinaB Designs team is back to showcase some of Nina‘s designs for our monthly hop. Make sure you check out the new Summer CHA Releases by Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and Penny Black, and her monthly release by The Craft’s Meow.
For this month’s hop, Nina challenged us to create something with gift-giving in mind. For my project I decided to create a tag and a matching small box. You can find the tutorial for the box HERE.

I started by creating a tag. The tag base was cut and embossed out of Kraft cardstock with a die from Tags & Flags. My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland paper was cut and embossed with the same die, sanded and cut down on the embossed edge. 3/8″ wide strip of paper from the same paper pack was added before the edges were stitched and seam binding was tied around the paper. It was then adhered to the tag base.
More Winter Wonderland paper was cut and embossed with the tree die from Sweet Folk Art. A small piece of Kraft cardstock was cut and embossed with the same die to create the tree stem. Buttons were stitched to the tree. Handmade Lilybeedesigns paper was cut and embossed with the small star from Sweet Folk Art, sanded and adhered to the top of the tree.
Neenah Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with the rectangle tag die from Home Sweet Home. A sentiment from The Craft’s Meows Season’s Greetings in Jet Black Archival Ink. It was tied to the seam binding bow along with a button with Linen Thread.  Part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl above the bow and three small rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones on the bottom left were added to finish the tag.
The box base was created out of Kraft cardstock and was decorated with more Winter Wonderland paper and seam binding. The top corners were cut with Crop-a-Dile Cloud Chomper. Another sentiment from Season’s Greetings was stamped on Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with a  Nested Lacey Pennant die. Again part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl and rhinestones from a Sleek Strip Silver Rhinestones on the bottom left were added to finish the box.
Hershey Nuggets were covered with 1″ wide strips of the Winter Wonderland paper. If I had some Candy Canes, I think I would have added those to my box, but it’s a bit too early to find those in the stores.

 

Here are these NinaB. Designs products I used for my project:
To welcome you back to our hop, we are giving away these TWO PRIZE PACKAGES:
Prize #2 includes The Craft’s Meow’s Vintage Rides and Retired Layers of Colors Dotted Dahlias and Dotted Peonies Stamp sets:
Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers’ blogs:
Nina
Brackett
* Beate Johns
(you are here!) * Beatriz
Jennings
* Clare Buswell * Heather Jensen * Jennie
Harper
* Julie Overby * Lea Lawson * Linda LucasViola
Mahr

Everybody is welcome to comment and eligible to win. Nina will announce the winners on  September 22 on her blog.
Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today’s hop, so you don’t miss the latest news and happenings: 


I hope we’ll inspire you all today! Happy hopping! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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My Spellbinders blog post today is for a quick and easy wall hanging with Julianna Hudgins gorgeous new Jewel Flowers and Flourishes. I hope you have time to check it out.

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Today’s tutorial was written by the wonderful Patti Gilliam. She is sharing on how to create a darling little box, with a flat back, that allows you display your artwork. I popped my Witch up on four dimensional adhesives, so the box part acts like a stage for her to stand on.

To begin with I stamped Phyllis Harris darling A Tiny Witch in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and  colored her with  Copic Markers (Skin: E000, E00, E01, BV10    Hair: Y23, E97, E99   Dress: V12, V15, V17, V09, YG01, YG03, YG17   Broom: E33, E39, YR21, YR23, YR27   Pumpkin: YR12, YR15, YR04, YR27). The witch was cut out and set aside.

The box base was created out of black cardstock. Two pieces of Echo Park Mischievous Patterned Paper were cut to a 3 13/16″ length. The blue strip measures 1 3/8″, the black piece 2 7/8″. Both pieces were sanded before the blue strip was adhered over the bigger black piece and the edges were stitched. May Arts Ribbon was tied around the blue strip and the bow was topped with a button, tied on with a silver cord.

The layered paper was adhered to the back of the box with Scor-Tape and the Witch was adhered over the ribbon. I stacked 4 foam adhesive squares on top of each other so my witch would stand off a bit.

A 7/8″ x 3 13/16″ strip of Mischievous paper was sanded and stitched before it was adhered to the front. A sentiment from the set was stamped in black ink on white cardstock that had been cut and embossed with one of the insert dies from Fancy Framed Tag One set. The center was sponged with Pear Tart Memento Ink before the oval was adhered to the right hand side of the box part. Three rhinestones from a Sleek Strips Silver Rhinestones pack were adhered underneath the sentiment and part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl was added next to the sentiment and under the bow.

Here is  video for the visual learner:

 

I hope you try it out!! This is a fun and super easy box. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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