Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Coffee Cup Spinner Card

I LOVE making spinner cards. Some require a lot of detailed and difficult measurements and cuts. They can be worth it but I think the best ones are the simplest. This one requires almost no planning and no measuring!

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All you have to do is cut or die cut 2 symmetrical images or shapes, sandwiching a thin cord or two strands of thread in between using strong adhesive. Next cut a window in the front of your patterned paper. Then layer your patterned paper on your cardstock and die cut the cardstock layer too. Use some temporary adhesive or washi tape to hold it together if you need to but don’t permanently adhere it together. Once the window is die cut, take apart the layers. Again using strong adhesive, lay the thread or cord on the cardstock as shown. Lastly, adhere the patterned paper down.

coffee cup spinner card

Now for the fun part! Before placing the card in the envelope, twist the image around about 6-8 times. Don’t over twist or your thread might pull from the adhesive and get a bit slack. I’m not usually into the little cutesy faces but the paper was adorable so I figured the coffee cup should match!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Love is Everything

ETA: the pillow box and tag dies are by Papertrey Ink. The lace die is by Creative Expressions.

Man, I wish I could share all of the fun things I’ve been creating lately! Sadly I can’t publish them because they are destined for the Dirty Dozen Design Team over at Splitcoaststampers. Just so you know I’ve not fallen off the face of the earth with so few posts in the last couple months! Well that and being sick most of January. Plus we are dealing with some family issues right now so I’m sorry but fixing the ads on here will have to wait a bit. I promise, I am aware and I’ll take care of it soon. I hope you will stay with me until then! If you find they block the main text and photo area please send me a screen shot at rebeccacell@gmail.com. TIA Now on to today’s project!…
c4c love pillow box
Our theme at Crazy 4 Challenges this week is to make a project using food or dining as inspiration AND we had to use red. What? I really think that counts as two challenges don’t you? {Smile}. But hey, that’s not too hard is it? I  made a pillow box with a see through lace window. Cool right?
I bought a set of new dies; one cuts the little lacey window pieces and there are two separate borders. So you can cut it with edge die 1 or 2, neither or both! (I’ve added a photo below). If  you only use the main die you get little tiny windows. That’s how I cut the white base for the pillow box. Out of the red cardstock I cut all three together to get a double edged lace piece. I laid this over the little windows cut in the white piece and adhered it in place. On the back I adhered an acetate sheet to keep in my candies!
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As a last touch, I added a double layer tag using PTI dies stamping them with SSS stamps. I added it to the box with some silver string.
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I hope you find time to create with us this week! This sure is an easy one! When I really looked I had way more food themed products than I would ever have imagined so even if you don’t think you have any, take another look. This month’s SSS kit (I even have mine here in Canada!) has donuts and other sweets so if you subscribe or bought one you area golden! Let’s see what you come up with!
Enjoy, Rebecca

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Is Advertising Blocking Your View?

I've been recently told that a lot of advertising pops up when you view my site. I'm trying to figure out if this is a problem for anyone else. I have advertising turned off so I don't know why this is happening. Please, PLEASE take the time to leave me a comment describing what you see when you open my page. Or send me a screen shot to rebeccacell@gmail.com. Thank you so much! I looked at the ad info and while I considered turning them on, I decided not to. You can see from the photo, it has a tab for starting advertising (orange button above) which I assume wouldn't show up if I had already signed up. In addition, I do not see any ads when I visit either my mobile site or my desktop one. I look forward to your input!

Winter Kids Card

It’s time for another challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges! One of our member’s daughter is graduating from Vet Tech school so she asked us to make a card with animals on it.

c4c winter seal

I stamped these images on Bristol smooth cardstock. The girl is a separate stamp so I drew in more of the snowy hills and snow dots so she joined the scene. Each part of the image was coloured using my Gansai Tambi water colours. When I painted the sky, I went right over the snow dots. Later I filled them in with a white gel pen. It’s so much easier to do it this way than to try painting around them. I could have used masking fluid but this takes less time because you don’t have to wait for the fluid to dry.

The one kid is coloured with a darker complexion and I just read on Sandy Allnock’s blog that this is Black History Month so she is encouraging us to all colour some people images with different complexions. You can tag images on Instagram with #dailydiversity.

I hope to see your critter card uploaded to the C4C blog. It’s a fun theme and so easy! See you there!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Squirrel and Leaves Thank You Card

Welcome to another week at Crazy 4 Challenges! I apologize for missing posting my card here on the blog last week but it was up on the C4C blog so you can take a peek at least week if you wish!

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This week our challenge was to use a squirrel or other small critter on our cards. Apparently  one day last week was Squirrel Appreciation Day or something like that! What!!! Seriously!!??!! That is nuts! (haha yes, pun intended) So I pulled out an older SSS card kit and a stencil and whipped up this card. Um, not!! I am the slowest crafter ever. Between messing up a few times and losing my nut (yep, I lost the first acorn sticker that I pulled from the package), it seemed to take forever!

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For the  background, I chose 2 coordinating shades of yellow and aqua,  brown and copper and set out to sponge my ivory paper.  I randomly added the lightest colours then shaded each section with the deeper colours. At first I intended to only use the copper as an accent over the brown but I though it looked so nice that I added a bit over almost all the other areas to add some warm shimmer. It’s a real shame it doesn’t show up in the photo. The yellow banner was ombre sponged (although it’s hard to see that now with the other stuff on top) then I dried it and clear embossed some small leaf and branch images. For the squirrel’s eye I added a tiny drop of black Enamel Accents. He is popped up with foam dots to help the acorn sit nicely under his paw so it looks like he is holding it.

I hope you can find a squirrel or other small critter in your stash so you can play with us this week! We are always encouraged when you find some time to play along! See you there.

Enjoy, Rebecca