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Friday, September 28, 2012

MFP Tutorial Time Ch #17 Flap Card

This week Kathy Bradley is giving us a Tutorial on making a Flap Card on Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV.

Here is my card following her tutorialPapers a Heinrich’s Co. called Tweet That.

I just changed a tiny bit by making my focal circle bigger & over hanging on the top of card. I used the newly released stamp set called Tweet That.

Now it’s YOUR TURN!  Make a Flap Card & enter into this week’s challenge on  Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV  for your chance to win this stamp set from MFP:


Friday, September 21, 2012

MFP Tutorial Time Ch #16 Plant Material

This week  we have a new tutorial by Davi Reid on Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV.  Davi's tutorial is showing us how to use Plant Material to make homemade papers.  This is a GREAT technique!  I had never used this technique before and I am now addicted!

 For my background paper I used fresh Pink Petunias and Tomato Leaves to make my images on watercolor paper and then I photographed the papers & saved to my computer so that I could print them.  I know that the originals will change colors and fade with time, so that's why I chose to save and print!

I know you were thinking I'd lost my marbles when I said I used PINK petunias, well here is a photo with the smashed flowers  and you can see that I got 2 different  layouts with each smashing because I sandwiched the flowers between 2 pieces of watercolor paper  The first px is after smashing before I brushed off the actual flowers.

On the second picture I added an original flower next to it, crazy what the natural dies turn out like! 

Now it's YOUR TURN!  Make a shaker card & enter into this week's challenge on Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV for your chance to win this stamp set from MFP:

This week I Cased Rosy Newlun's card for the sketch.   Just click her name to see her card.

Challenges I Entered:
PaperPrettiesBlog: PPMC57 - Use a Ribbon
TammysScrapinCorner: Ch #28 - Anything Goes

Friday, September 14, 2012

MFP Tutorial Time Ch #15 Shaker Card by Lagene

OK kids This week's tutorial on Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV is brought to you by yours truely. I'll show you how to make a Shaker Card.
To see all the Design Team members' samples for this week's tutorial click on Tutorial Time Ch. #15 at SpeedyTV .

Here is my tutorial:

To start I used my Cuttlebug with Spellbinder’s Classic Scallop Circles Large and the
Classic Circles Large to cut out my frames and the clear plastic. (My plastic was recycled
From the lid of a box of cherry tomatoes from COSTCO.)
Lacy scallops die are pictured to the right, but I changed my mind because I didn’t feel they were sturdy enough on the edges for the frame & used Classic scallops like the one used on the base.

For the frames I used heavy weight paper from MFP a Heinrich’s Co. and then glued my colored cardstock on top of it.  Gluing the 2 layers together gives the shaker box more support. The dark green scallop for the base is a solid scalloped circle with the stamped image glued to it.

The stack for the shaker goes like this:
1) Cut 2 large shapes for base & then glue them together. (mine is dark green dp on top of heavy weight MFP paper)
2) Cut out your stamped image the same size of your top frame.  Center and glue it onto the base.
3) Cut out craft foam frames the size of your top shape & glue 2 or 3 together to get enough depth for your items to shake. As you can see in the picture below.  I taped circle dies together to cut the foam and that gave me 3 different size spacer frames for different projects.  I did the same thing again and then glued the same size spacer frames together for my shaker box.

The px on right shows How I glued 3 rings together to accommodate thicker shakers.

4)  Glue this spacer frame stack on top of your base & give it time to dry before adding beads or confetti etc.

5) Cut out 2  shapes for the top window frame & glue together, give time to dry before next step.

6) Cut out the center of the top window frame shape you made in step 5...(since it is 2 thicknesses you may have to run through your Cuttlebug once then flip it over & you can see the indention of the cut on the back side, just line up your die & run it through again, or you can use an exacto knife to finish cutting through)

7) Cut your acetate or plastic the same size & shape of your top window frame.

8) Glue the acetate or plastic shape to the back side of the top window frame you just made. (I used E 6000 glue for the plastic, give time to dry)

9) After securely glued, place your shaker pieces inside the well on your base shape  inside the foam spacer frame and add glue to the top of your foam spacer frame & place the framed plastic on top.  (I carefully place a weight on top, carefully balanced so nothing slides & give ample time to dry)

WALA there you have your shaker box to add to any type card you like.
I added mine to a circular side step card.

Now it's YOUR TURN!  Make a shaker card & enter into this week's challenge on Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV for your chance to win this stamp set from MFP:

Challenges Entered:
PaperPlayChallenges: 12-Week12 - Fancy Folds 
MilkCoffieChallenge:  Use at least 2 different Shapes

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

(2012 c49)MFP Aug & Sept Birthday Swap

At Mark's Finest Papers SpeedyTV, click on SWAPS and you can join in on making 4 cards to conform to the current SWAP and you will receive a free stamp set!  What a DEAL!!!!

Aug/Sept SWAP has Birthdays for the Theme. and the free stamp set is:

Now if you want to join in, make 4 cards to swap (You will receive 3 cards from other Swappers, you'll submit 1 extra for the co-ordinator of the swap & you will receive the free mini stamp set seen on the right!)

Just click on:  AUG/SEPT Birthday Swap for the details!

For my card I sponged background and then stamped "ghost" boat & Sentiment from Silly Shells from Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich's CO.
Challenges Entered:
StampinSistersInChrist:   Ch #156 - Romans 3:23-24 - Create with Bright Colors Only!
CraftyBloggersNetwork: Ch #3 - color Purple

Saturday, September 8, 2012

(2012 c48) Shabby Chic Butterfly

Hello friends,
I was so excited when I won a stamp set at The Craft's Meow last month!  I chose Beautiful Spring by Nina B.  It has such a sweet butterfly & flower stamp.  So here is my first project using my new stamps!

I colored with Copics and stitched around my DP & around the inside die from Spellbinders called Labels 6.  I popped the butterfly up on a piece of craft foam that I traced with my butterfly & then cut out & glued to back of butterfly with Crafter's Choice Glue.

Today's card is inspired by THE CRAFT'S MEOW
September Sketch Challenge.

Here is the sketch at The Craft's Meow:

 Challenges Entered:
TheCraftsMeow:  Sketch (Pictured on right)
OurDailyBreadODBDSLC121 -You leave me in STITCHES
SimonSaysPut a Stamp on it & Blog Hop
MoxieFabWorld:  Focal Point Challenge in Moxie Fab World
PaperTakeWeekly: Anything Goes 
NoMatterWhichChallenges:  Ch #2 - Die Cuts & or Punches

Friday, August 31, 2012

MFP Tutorial Time Ch #14 Color with Chalk & Blender Pen

This week  we have a new tutorial by Debbie Moran on Tutorial Tlime on SpeedyTV.
We are extending the challenge for another week due to internet posting issues which caused this Tutorial to be delayed.You will have until Sept. 13, 2012 to enter your creation.

Challenge 14's tutorial is Coloring with Chalks & Blender pens.

I stamped  with MFP's Pussy Willows with Memento ink., cut out with Labels 18 by Spellbinders  I then colored with chalks applied with a blender pen.  I also colored the raised leaves on my background after I embossed the background with Cuttlebug's Leafy Branches embossing folder.

Now it's your turn go over to SpeedyTV  & click on Tutorial Time then on Challenge 14 ---2012

If you enter a card into the challenge this week, with the extension, you have until Sept 13, 2012 to enter... you will be entered into the drawing for  a chance to win this MFP stamp set seen here.

Challenges I Entered:
StampinSistersInChrist:  Ch #154 Isiah 64:8 - Use punches, dies or shapes
SimonSays:  Anything goes 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

(2012 c45) ODB With Wings as Eagles

I used stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs called On Eagle's Wings. I'm afraid this particular stamp may be discontinued, but they have many wonderful Scripture & Scripture inspired stamps to choose from.
I used core'dinations "Sand it, Tear it, Emboss it" cardstock for the base. Layered blue DP from my stash and the sentiment is stamped with Versamark & heat embossed with embossing powder onto "Summer's End" cardstock with coordinating sand color on the back found at
I then cut out with Labels Eighteen by Sizzix.  I added bling by Darice.

Challenges Entered:
OurDailyBread:  ODBDSLC120 - Sketch
StampinSistersInChrist:  Ch #153 Prov 30:5 - Use sentiment only
StampTV:  STV12MON31 - Use Turquois Sea, Ocean Mist, Soft Sand