Thursday, March 27, 2014

For the Boys

Masculine cards normally very difficult to create. Most of the "bits and bobs" that are available for paper crafting have a more feminine flair (flowers, ribbon, gems, pearls). However, you can create striking masculine cards with a bit of cardstock and some stamps!

1. Cut ColorMates Smooth and Silky Cocoa cardstock to 11 x 4 1/4 inches. Score at 5 1/2 inches and make into a top-fold card.

2. Trim Kraft cardstock to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches. Using dark brown ink, stamp a wood grain image onto the kraft cardstock. Attach the wood grain panel to the card front.

3. Use a die cut template to trim a sentiment strip from Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan cardstock  (or trim a 1/2 x 3 inch strip of cardstock). Stamp the sentiment onto the cardstock strip with dark brown ink.

4. Attach brads to the ends of the cardstock strip as shown. Attach the strip to the bottom of the card front. Use foam tape for extra dimension.

5. Using glue, attach a length of twine to the left center of the card.

6. Cut an inverted scallop circle from  ColorMates Smooth and Silky Cocoa cardstock. Attach the circle to the card with foam tape, overlapping the twine.

7. Using dark brown ink, stamp the main image onto Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan cardstock. Die cut the image with a circle template. Lightly sponge vintage photo ink around the image as shown.

8. Attach the image to the inverted scallop circle with foam tape.

9. Using strong glue, attach three metal gears to the upper right corner of the card as shown.

10. Trim Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan cardstock to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and line the inside of the card.

Thanks for looking!

~ Gloria (Scraps of Life)

Supplies used:

WorldWin Papers:
ColorMates Smooth and Silky Cocoa
Original ColorMates Light Totally Tan

Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Stamps: My Favorite Things Wood Plank Background; Stampin' Up Harvest Blessings; Hero Arts Everyday Sayings
Die cut templates: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Large Classic Inverted Scallop Circles; My Favorite Things Sentiment Strips
Twine: May Arts
Gears: Tim Holtz Idea-ology; 7 Gypsies
Brads: unknown
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Beacon Fabri-Tac

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

You Are My Sunshine with WorldWin Papers

I wanted to post a sunshine layout, since winter has been so brutal here lately!  It's Katrina and I am sharing a layout filled with various WorldWin paper collections.  They all blend so seamlessly together, it makes them a breeze to work with.

My background paper is Colormates in Sapphire Blue.  It works perfectly to offset Sheldon's blue eye!

I used three different papers in this cluster.  The sun is from Colormates Cascata in Yellow.  The cloud is Twist in White.  And then the word "sunshine" was cut from Colormates in Deep Meri-Gold.  I used the Twist on the cloud, since it has a little texture to it. 

Here I used Petallics in Ice to offset my pictures and the die cut.  There is a sheen to it that makes everything pop. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  That's all I have for you, but be sure to check out everyone else's work on the blog!!

Katrina Hunt
Paper, Scissors and Glue

WorldWin Papers
Colormates-Sapphire Blue
Colormates Cascata-Yellow
Colormates-Deep Meri-Gold

Other Supplies

Pattern Paper & Stickers-Echo Park Country Drive

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

CAS Butterfly Card Tutorial

 Hi!  Most of you know that I don't do clean and simple cards very often - but sometimes and idea hits and you just have to go with it.  So although it's a simple design, I'd love to share with you how I created it.

1.  Tape the Dreamwever Stencil (Daisy Background LX7014) to WorldWin's ColorMates Light Ocean Blue Cardstock.  I used the old school method to emboss this with a light box and stylus (stencil is on the underside).

2.  After embossing, use Viva Decor Metallic 3D Stamp Paint to add some glittery highlights to the flower centers.

3.  Rub turquoise ink over the entire stenciled area.

4.  Spray with Lindy's Stamp Gang - Opal Sea Oats.  Use this background paper to die- cut a butterfly from the Spellbinder's Wings of Hope set.

 5.  Cut a piece of ColorMates Heritage White 7" x 4".  Score at 1"

6.  Cut a piece of 29 lb.Translucent  Vellum 6" x 4".  Use Xyron Double Sided Tape to adhere to the inside of the short flap of cardstock.  The vellum should line up straight with the cardstock to complete the card base.

7.  Stamp matching Unity Fly With Wings of Hope butterfly, using Versamark ink and heat emboss with LSG Silver Moon Turquoise.  Shape the die cut butterfly and adhere slightly above the stamped "shadow".  Stamp the sentiment and heat emboss with black powder.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Prom Fun with Twist

Katrina on the blog today and you know that prom season is just around the corner, right?  The Silver and Lilac in the Twist collection were just perfect for this prom layout.  The Silver has a shine that is very hard to see in the photos, but adds such elegance to a project.

I added some sequins for additional shine.  You can see some of the texture of the Twist papers below. I backed my photos with the Grey Parchment from the Colormates collection.

I used the Smooth and Silky collection in Off White to cut my flower blossom stems.  The Smooth and Silky cuts beautifully in the Silhouette Cameo. 

Here you can see some of the texture of the Twist paper also.  It just gives your project dimension!

Thanks for stopping the WorldWin Papers blog today.  Check back for more projects using some of the newest papers!

Katrina Hunt
Paper, Scissors and Glue

WorldWin Papers
Colormates Smooth and Silky-Off White

Colormates –Grey Parchment

Other Supplies
Adhesive-ThermOWeb and FabriTac
Punch-EK Success
Ribbon-May Arts
Silhouette Cameo (File  52774)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Spring Flowers

Hi, it's Gini and I'm hoping a cheerful and springy card tutorial may help you beat the winter blues!

1.  Cut a 5 x7" card base from WorldWin ColorMates (Deep Orange Dream).
2. Emboss a 4.75" x 6.75" piece of ColorMates Textured Denim (Aqua Denim), using the Spellbinders Decorative Fancy Tags 2 folder.
3.  Rub Tsukineko VersaMagic ink (Persimmon) over the raised areas.
4.  Cut two borders from the orange cardstock using Memory Box die (Meridian Border).
5.  Stamp the word text from Unity Stamp Co.( Bloom and Simplify stamp set), using VersaFine ink onto panel of patterned paper (Webster's Pages).
6.  Stamp slightly over the text with the flower from the same set, using Versamark ink.
7.  Heat emboss with a green powder.
8.  Use Faber-Castell Gelatos to color in the leaves and stem.
9.  Stamp a second flower image on white cardstock , using Memento ink.
10.  Color flower with Copic markers and cut out.  Apply to card.
11.  Add glitter to the flower center and finish with orange crystals (Zva Creative CRW-03CB-146)
12.  Assemble card as shown.  Finish with a bow (May Arts Ribbon 444-58-28)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Embossed Card Box

Today I am sharing a fun project that I made for the WorldWin Papers CHA booth. I had been wanting to try making a card box using the We R Memory Keepers Envelop Punch Board and the WorldWin Papers Petallics cardstock, so this project gave me the perfect opportunity!

Using the measuring and scoring guides on the Punch Board, I created a box from Champagne Petallics Cardstock. I measured the size needed for a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4-inch card, and then I added 1/2-inch of extra space on all sides to create a box. The box can fit a set of cards and envelopes. (Or one very lumpy card!) I embossed a piece of Coral Pink Petallics Cardstock with several embossing folders to create a French-inspired pattern. I matted the pink cardstock with Wine Cup Petallics Cardstock and attached the panel to the front of the box.

I stamped a sentiment onto Champagne Petallics and trimmed it out. I matted the sentiment with a piece of Coral Pink Petallics and then with a die cut frame cut from Wine Cup Petallics. (When stamping onto the Petallics Cardstock you may need to heat emboss the ink or dry the ink with a heat tool as the Petallics is on the glossy side.)

I embossed four panels for the back of the box. I embossed the Coral Pink and Wine Cup Petallics Cardstock with embossing folders, and then I traced the shape of the envelope box onto the back of each embossed panel. I used a ruler and craft knife to trim the embossed panels to slightly smaller than the envelope box.

I created an "envelope seal" with more Petallics scraps and a French postage image.

I used hook and loop tape (otherwise known as Velcro) to close the box. This is not that pretty, but I could not find my tiny magnets and I did not want to do a "belly band" as this project was for a trade show. People handle the projects a lot at trade shows and a belly band would have been destroyed the first hour of the show!

I hope this inspires you to not only make some card boxes, but to pull out your embossing folders. If you need to get your hands on this beautiful, heavy weight cardstock, call WorldWin Papers at 888-8436455 and ask who carries the paper in your area.

~ Gloria (Scraps of Life)

Supplies Needed:
WorldWin Papers:
Petallics: Champagne, Coral Pink, Wine Cup

Embossing folders: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Eiffel Tower, Postmarks, French Script
Circle punch: Stampin' Up
Die cut shapes: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Timeless Rectangle
Stamps: Fiskars (postage); Hampton Art Studio G (sentiment)
Envelope Punch Board: We R Memory Keepers
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Embossing powder: Hampton Art Clear
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Velcro hook and loop dots

Monday, February 17, 2014

Layering a Design

I'm sharing a layout that I did for CHA that has a good bit of dimension on it. I wanted to show how easy it is to get this look. I apologize for not having closeup photos, but when I did the page it was to show at CHA, so I didn't take the closeup shots. But it's pretty simple.

I started off with ColorMates Smooth & Silky Offwhite and Sapphire Blue. I stamped two 12x12 pieces with a floral stamp using a blue ink. I then put a solid piece of the sapphire blue across the center of the stamped background page. I matted my photo with the same blue. 

Next, I cut squares of the stamped offwhite paper. 10 smaller and 4 larger. I think they were about 2 1/2" for the smaller ones, you can play around and get the right size. I matted the 4 larger ones with the blue. Then I used foam pop dots and placed the smaller squares diagonally. Then placed the four larger ones adding a double layer of foam dots! So you really have 3 layers, it is hard to see in the photo but looks really nice up close!

The last thing was just adding my embellies, which was a few yellow and blue flowers with gemstone centers. I used an Anna Griffin journaling tag  and title and that was it!!! Super easy page, but has a really nice look! I hope you enjoyed seeing it! And, by the way, this is our youngest son and his fiance!! They're so cute!!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by!!!