Friday, October 28, 2016

Nature Journey Box with Crafty Foam Tape

Happy Friday! 
Today I'm participating in a blog hop with  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
and Graphic 45
You can see Day 5 post here. To see all the inspiration, check out the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog.
Fall Colors
I love the colors of nature, especially in the fall!  This fall I spent a weekend in northern Minnesota where the colors were amazing!  I'm a collector, I admit it!  I gathered colored leaves, pretty pebbles, twigs and bark.  Those bits and pieces from my nature walk were my inspiration to put together this Nature Journey Box. 

Nature Journey Box

 I used Graphic 45 Mixed Media 5x5 Box-Kraft which has an opening in the top and a magnetic closure. It comes with 6 mat pages.  It works really well for my collection! 
I used papers from Graphic 45 Safari Adventure 6x6 Patterns and Solids to decorate it.  On the top I've created a shadow box.  I used Crafty Foam Tape - Black on the inside of the box cover around the opening to add some depth.  I fastened a square of patterned paper to make the bottom of my shadow box. It looks good on the inside, too!  The brown frame was cut from paper fastened to 3D Foam Creative Sheets to add thickness.  There's Crafty Foam Tape - Black under the brown/red frame to add more dimension.   I used a piece of clear packaging to make the window.  More layers of patterns and solid papers are fastened with E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser on top and sides.

I brushed Girlie Grunge Art Medium on the leaf to seal it and glue it in place.  All the pebbles are fastened with DODZ Adhesive Dots Mini.  The date and "nature journey" (cut from G45 Safari Adventure paper) are on pieces of birch bark which is popped up with Crafty Foam Tape - Black 

On the inside, I added a piece of seam binding fastened to bottom of box as a pull to lift the pages for viewing.
I've used pieces of pattern paper to decorate the pages.  The leaves are all sealed and glued in place with Girlie Grunge Art Medium.  I made a shaker box of sorts to display my pebbles.  It's made with cardboard backing and frame with clear packaging window.  I used 3 layers of Crafty Foam Tape - Black around the edges to create enough space for the pebbles. 

Here are the pages:
Birch Bark and Twig
Maple Leaf


Ironwood Leaf

Sumac Branch
Poplar Leaf


Nature Journey Box and Pages
I hope I've tweaked your creative energy with a bit of inspiration!
Thanks for stopping!



Other Supplies:  Ranger Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs; Spellbinders dies; Seam Binding; Brown Permanent Marker; Recycled Clear Plastic; Leaves, Twigs, Bark, Pebbles

Monday, October 17, 2016

Dog Gone Birthday Cards

 Hello everyone!

I actually took time to make some birthday cards last week. I played with my set of Tim Holtz Mini Cats and Dogs stamps and matching dies.  These were fun cards to put together!  I didn't have much time so I couldn't over think.  Sometimes I do better then!

Both cards are made with papers from my stash.  I'm not sure if it's current.  I wasn't particularly fond of these papers until I used them for these cards!

 I used Koi Watercolor Brush Pens for coloring.  I scribbled the markers on my craft mat and then used a water brush to apply color to dogs.  Each one is popped up with 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
I simply free hand cut the circle by using a die for outline.  Too lazy to get my die cut machine out! Pretty pathetic huh? 
Thanks for stopping by!
Tim Holtz Mini Cats and Dogs
Tim Holtz Crazy Talk
Tim Holtz Simple Sayings
Sizzix Mini Crazy Cats & Dogs Dies
Basic Grey Auroa
Ranger DIY Ink Pad with Archival Black Soot ink 
Koi Watercolor Brush Pens

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner Dots Permanent
Kraft Cardstock

Saturday, October 1, 2016

WCMD Sweet Birthday Card

Happy World Card Making Day! 

I put together a sweet birthday card for my granddaughter who turns 4 tomorrow.  This was a fun card to make!  

All stamps that I used are from a Penny Black set, Big Wish.  Perfect for a little girl card!  I pulled out my Copic markers for coloring. It's been a long time since I've used them. It was really fun to do some coloring! 
I also used Double Sided Tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L applied to face of aqua paper before die cutting a number 4. I removed tape backing and added glitter to make  a sparkly "4"! 
The plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Petite Paper Pack.  Love plaids!!! Love the colors in this pack!
The kitty, balloon and number 4 are popped up with 3D Foam Tape. I've use E-Z Runner Dots Refillable Dispenser to apply adhesive to assemble all the layers. 

Happy creating!

Copic markers
Glitters - Aqua, Crystal, Pink 
Glue Pen
Cardstock - White, Aqua, Lime
Lime Dotted Ribbon
White Card base is 4 1/2 x 6 1/4"