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Wartercoloring with Spectrum Noir Aqua

Monday, February 20, 2017
Enjoy coloring this Groovin' 60's stamp set by Sheena Douglass using Spectrum Noir Aqua markers. This stamp set is perfect for making cards for best friends, sisters or cousins! I have always wanted to have this type of stamp thus I'm overjoyed that Crafter's Companion now carries them!

This watercolor markers work like your regular watercolor paints and brush but instead it's combined into one convenient marker (mess free!). You are still able to add water as desired to the colored image to dilute the color for the lighter area. Follow Crafter's Companion Facebook or blog for many different techniques use with these markers.

 


Supplies:


- Sara Signature Floral Delight Embossing Folder



Multi-dimensional Pop-Up Card

Friday, February 17, 2017
Hi all! This is Alexia and I'm back today with my last project for CutCardStock. Time flies, another term went by and I want to take this opportunity to thank CutCardStock for the amazing journey! The project I'm sharing today is a multi-dimensional pop-up card, something I have been playing a lot lately. I tried creating different depths, dimensions to achieve the look I want and it was fun to know the possibilities are unless! You can add layers of dimensions by just changing/adding the cut lines, let me show you what it means! 

Here is the front of the card, the theme is house warming.

I added decorative elements to the card using cutouts from dies.


Directions:
Prepare a cardstock size 6 1/2" x 10" and score in the middle at 5" horizontally.

Cut small opening where the folded line is, the short lines are 1" and the longer ones are 1 1/4" long.

Open the cardstock and fold the cut lines inward as shown in picture above.

Prepare and trim patterned paper and colored cardstock to fit inside the card. 

Adhere the patterned paper and cardstock to the card using double-sided tape.


Die-cut and adhere decorative elements to the card.

This is how it looks like! Print desired sentiment,adhere to the card and done!

For the outside of the card, trim a patterned cardstock size 6 1/5" x 10 1/16" and glue to the card. Trim off the excess if the patterned cardstock is too long (this is because the pop-up element will add some thickness to the card so you will need a longer patterned cardstock to cover the entire surface of the card). 

Print or stamp sentiment for the front of the card if desired.



I hope you like the technique I'm sharing today, it's actually quite easy to add three dimensional effect to the card and using this technique you are able to make many different dimensions of card! Like I say, the possibilities are endless! I hope you have a fabulous time making this and good bye for now! See you around the web! :) - Alexia

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Stenciled and Laminated Tag

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Happy Valentine's Day to all my crafty friends! Hope you are celebrating the day with your sweet heart! By the way. do you know Crafter's Companion carries stencils too? I made this cute tag using Leonie Pujol's LOVE stencil, you can find her collections of stencils and stamps HERE. I first traced the stencil and colored it with Spectrum Noir Colorista markers and double-coated it with glossy accent before I laminated it. This gives the tag a three dimensional touch. I did the same to the stamped flowers too. A laminated tag lasts longer and it's water-resistant!



Supplies:

Others:
- Laminator and pouch
- Ribbon

Fancy Heart Gift Box With Tutorial For Valentine

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Looking for Valentine's project idea? I have this fancy hearts gift box with tutorial to share with you! I created this project for Crafter's Companion DT and you can find the complete steps to create this box on Crafter's Companion blog HERE.

The fancy hearts cover is created using the mixed media heart die, find out more on the technique in the tutorial. 



Supplies List: 
  • Diesire Mixed Media Dies (Contemporary Hearts) 
  • Sara Signature English Country 12x12 Paper Pad 
  • Crafter's Companion Construction cardstock - 9" x 12"  
  • Big Score Board 
  • Gemini Machine

DIY Note Pad Using Coloring Page

Monday, February 6, 2017
Hello all! I'm back today with a new Colorista project, DIY note pad with colored coloring page! I love this owl so much, it's from one of the Colorista markers pad from Crafter's Companion. Thanks to the alcohol-based Colorista coloring markers now I can give this black and white cutie a life! One of the benefits of coloring using an alcohol-ink markers is that they are blendable, you can achieve that beautiful color transformation ombre result. 

I actually laminated this colored page so it will always stay clean (especially from coffee stain - lol) and pretty! I bought a Cinch (square holes) last year and it's perfect for making my own journals, diary, planner and of course this super adorable note pad! Some tools just totally worth the investment! 


Supplies:


Others:
- Laminator and pouch
- Square Cinch Punch

3D Paper Lantern

Friday, February 3, 2017
Hi all crafty peeps! I'm here to share with you a paper lantern made with Silhouette Cameo. I spotted this paper lantern cut file on Etsy and I couldn't resist it so I added it to my cart instantly. I used Classic Linen cardstock from CutCardStock to create this paper lantern. If you are having a party or celebration, you can make couple of this and string them up. I think it would look great for an outdoor party decoration!


The inner space of this lantern is actually pretty big so a regular tealight fits in the lantern nicely (I'd recommend using only LED tealight though). The linen cardstock is thick so it's suitable for creating 3D projects such as this.

First I download all the files for this project and open them with Silhouette Designer Studio. You should receive three separate files that open in three separate windows as followings. Arrange the images so it cuts on your 8.5" x 11" cardstock.
 These are the window part, it connects with the other half of window piece in picture above.

The top piece for the lantern.

These are the cutout pieces. Assemble pieces together using double-sided foam tape or strong liquid glue. 
Scor-pal double-sided tapes are my new love!

Attach the window piece to the stand


Assemble the remaining pieces and you will get this gorgeous lantern! 

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Love In Bloom Stackable Photo Cube

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Hi all! I'm back! Do you know today is the Lunar New Year? It's the year of Rooster this year! I supposed to be cooking and feasting with the family yesterday on the eve day but unfortunately the kids and husband are not feeling good so the plan cancelled. We ended up eating takeout pizza but no one complained. LOL. I had nothing to complain since I didn't have to cook and clean anything. ***grin*** The sad feeling flooded in when I started scrolling down my Facebook wall and seeing all the Chinese New Year posts/pictures shared by my friends and family from the other side of the world makes my heart sours a bit..ok maybe a lot. Lol. Anyway, I usually feel better after the first day of CNY which is TODAY, so I'm counting down for few more hours and I will be better. 

Sharing with you today is a project I created for Valentine's day. I used my kids pictures for this project because I really don't take much pictures these days especially decent looking one with nice/beautiful background. My family and I went to take the fall family pictures by the lake with a professional photographer but we haven't get the pictures yet so I don't know how well the pictures look. Wish to get them soon!! 

So this stackable photo cube allows you to pull out the bottom cube, reveal the secret word "LOVE" and stack it on the top. I think it looks nice for a home decor, what do you think?




Supplies:

- Crafter's Companion Construction Cardstock
- Diesire Mixed Media Dies (Contemporary Hearts)
- Sara Signature Love and Romance 6x6 Paper Pad
- Shimmering Cardstock 8 x 11.5" (Candy Red)
- Big Score Board
- Gemini Machine

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