Monday, June 28, 2010

3D Butterfly Cards

I love butterflies and I love my Cricut Expression. I got my inspiration for these 3D Butterfly Cards from Daniela Dobson. I did not have exactly the same template, but the idea is identical. So I owe this design to her. I used my Cricut Expression with the Home Accent Cartridge in cutting the butterflies. Then cut another different size of butterflies and layered them together to create a 3D effect.

For the base card, I used the shadow option of the Butterfly <btfly2-s> cut at 5". Then for the 2nd layer, I used the shift-butterfly option <btfly2-s> cut at 4¼". 

Happy Birthday Butterfly Card 

I used Prima mini-flowers, brads and ribbons to embellish the card. 

Bachelorette Party Card

For this one, I used a craft foam. I traced the butterfly and simply use scissor to cut the foam. I then applied thin glue( I used glue pen) at the edge of the 2nd layer butterfly and poured some powder glitters

Invitation Card

Another great ideas you can make using butterfly cut- outs

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Altered Clipboard Tutorial

My husband assigned me a task which is distributing articles for his SEO For Less business. For the past few days, I got annoyed with copy paper in front of my computer so I decided to go and buy an ordinary clipboard. Well, if you are crafty, you refuse to use stuff that does not meet your artistic standards. So, I made an Altered Clipboard.

If you are wondering how I made it, it is pretty easy. Just cover your boring clipboard with designer paper, seal it, embellish it and you are DONE!

Easy, huh?  Okay, here's the low down. First, you design your layout. What is the final look of your clipboard you want to achieve. Draw your layout, then proceed and cut your papers based on the measurement of your clipboard. What I did is, I prepped the clipboard first by painting the edges with acrylic paint. Then you can cover your clipboard with Mod Podge and start attaching your papers on to the clipboard. I finished it up with another coat of Mod Podge so you can have the shiny look effect and at the same time it will protect your paper because it will act as your sealer.

Altered Clipboard Tutorial

Materials/ Supplies
Acrylic paint
Designer Paper
Mod Podge
Paint brush 

Step-By-Step Instructions:

1. Paint the edges of your clipboard using acrylic paint. Let it dry.

2. Apply Mod Podge all over your clipboard. This serves as your adhesive for the designer paper. 

3. Cover your clipboard with designer paper.

4. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge on your clipboard. Let it dry. 

5. Add ribbons as an accent and finish your clipboard with some embellishments. 

6. I used some 3D flowers from Prima Flowers and Cricut Cut outs. I used my Cricut Expression in making the "notes" chipboard text and "J" monogram. I used color markers to color it  and applied embossing liquid for a more polish look. 

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Picnic Caddy Tutorial

I stumbled on this Picnic Caddy Tutorial one day and I told myself I had to make one for myself. It is so cute and so versatile. I don't have the Ants In a Row Rubber Stamps so I used the butterfly stamps instead. Yes, this project is a Paper Craft but it is sturdy and functional. Just make sure to use the right kind of paper when you do the project.

This Picnic Caddy is great for July 4th barbecue party or you can always make different theme like birthdays, tea parties you name it. Just be creative. You can embellish your caddy with Picnic cardstock stickers or Tea Party theme.

You will find the step by step Picnic Caddy Tutorial  on Clearly I Stamp blog . It is very easy to follow instructions. Just make sure you have the necessary materials and tools like the following;

> scissors
> Paper cutter
> oval punch
> marker
> Cardstock
> adhesive

Give this a try and please let me know how it goes. I would love to see your Caddy Projects. 

BBQ Apron Tutorial 

Stay tune for the bookmark tutorial. If you like this post, please leave me a comment below. Thank you and come back soon!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Star- Accordion Scrapbook ( Mini-Fold Out Album)

I made this Star-Accordion Scrapbook with a Las Vegas Theme. I think it can be a great gift for Father's Day. This Star-Accordion, (others called it Mini-Fold Out ) is so fun to make. It looks so complicated but it is not. It basically consist of 3 pieces of 12" x 12" cardstock connected together. I will try to make a video tutorial on this Mini-Album when I have enough time. I am just swamped with other responsibilities lately.

This Mini-Fold Out Scrapbook Technique is great for making fabulous mini albums, especially when you want to make the most of only a few photos. This can be a great gift for family and friends to commemorate special occasions. Birthdays, Weddings, name it. Or,  why not try to make this album to celebrate your special pet, or use it to scrapbook your "weekend getaway with the girls", "a day in the Spa", or simply make them as special greeting cards. The possibilities are endless. 

If you are new to scrapbooking and need assistance on your layouts. The internet is your biggest resource. 
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Father's Day Wallet ( Mens Wallet)

Do you have already a Father's Day gift? If you are looking for easy and economical craft project for Father's Day. Here is a great gift and easy craft for you. A Father's Day wallet.

I first saw this tutorial at Danniesdesigns. So, I gave it a try today. This is super fast and super easy. I finished the project in less than 15 minutes. 

The Dimensions: 

9" x 3½"  scored at 4-7/16" and 4-9/16" (outer piece)
 8½" x 3¼"  scored at 4¼" (Inside piece)
2 pieces of 4-3/16" x 2" (Larger pocket)
2 pieces of  4-3/16" x 1"  (Smaller pocket)


Versamark Ink
Gel Marker
Black Embossing Powder
Happy Father's Day Stamp
Sticky Strip
Corner Rounder  Punch
Piercing Tool
Embossing Heat Tool

Let's start where every pieces of your cardstock has been cut and scored.
  • Punch corner of your outer piece using the corner rounder punch.
  • Pierce the side and create a faux stitch using a gel black marker. 
  • Stamp the front panel using the Happy Father's Stamp and Versamark Ink Pad. 
  • Pour embossing powder and heat emboss with  heat gun.Set aside.
  • Assemble inside piece. Put sticky strips on all the sides except the top side, this will be the opening of your inserts).
  • Adhere your inside piece to the outer piece. DONE!