Monday, April 25, 2011

Dressbox Gift Favor

Hello Folks! I hope everyone  had a great Easter Weekend. So, after Easter, what's next? I think everyone is looking forward on the Royal Wedding on this coming Friday. It is the most awaited, most talked Wedding Event of Kate and Prince William. I have seen different kinds of beautiful  royal souvenirs all over the net and TV . So today, my project was inspired by the Royal Event of the Year - A Dressbox Gift Favor! 

I made these cute Favor Boxes in different colors to capture the Spring colors and Prom season. This dressbox template is from the Tie The Knot Cricut Cartridge. I dry embossed them using my Cuttlebug and decorated them with ribbons and stickles. It is very easy and fast project if you have the tools. 

These Favor Boxes are perfect for weddings, bridal showers, Quinceñera, and sweet 16 parties. These unique dress shaped gift favors will make your guests delight with your creative talent. You can fill it with tasty treats or special treasures as souvenir. 

You don't have tools or cartridge to make these? Not a problem, I will be offering the supplies to make these cute Dressbox Favor Box on my Etsy shop soon. 

 Hope this project inspires you! 

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fairyopolis Gatefold Invitation Card

Hello everyone! Finally, the wait is over! This awesome Fairyopolis Card Kit that I used on today's project is Now Available!  Today, Crafter's Companion launched this Flower Fairies Card Making Kit ! This card-making kit is filled to the brim with crafting goodies - cards, envelopes, stickers, rub-ons, 3D Decoupage, embellishments, designer papers and much more!  I can go on and on with the goodies..but I'd rather just show it you.
Flower Fairies Fairyopolis Card-Making Kit
When I received this  Fairyopolis Card- Making Kit, first word I say was "Ohlala!" Yes, it was that amazing! Everything you need to create easy and beautiful cards are already in the kit. You can practically make all the cards in the kit and still have two-thirds of the kit left over! How cool is that?!
So, if you look on my Gatefold Party Invitation Card, you can see that I almost want to put everything in my card. See the 3D Decoupage Flower Fairies?  They were raised with the aid of foam squares that are also in the kit! That's very easy to make. The 3D Decoupage sheet was already numbered so even a newbie Crafter's can make a 3D card. The flower fairies on the card are a combination of 3D Decoupage + stamp image and rub-ons stickers. Having this amazing Fairyopolis Card-Kit in your collection is a MUST. You can create a beautiful and stunning card in just minutes!
I used my Ultimate Crafter's Tool to make this perfect Gatefold Card. I love Crafter's Companion. This company has wide variety of products. They keep on impressing their customers by their forward thinking, designs and innovations. It's your one-stop shop for craft essentials!

 Hope this card inspires you! 

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Baby Girl Mini Accordion Album

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First, I would like to thank everyone who voted for my Framed Ribbon Spring Flowers for the May Arts Ribbon DT Challenge. It was humbling to realize the overpowering display of support from my fellow Crafters on the blogosphere and my followers. Once again, Thank you  from the bottom of my heart!

Yes, I was lucky to be picked as one of the Finalist for May Arts Design Team Challenge. They will announce the winner on Tuesday- April 19th. If you have not cast your votes yet, please head to May Arts Blog and choose your favorite finalist for a chance to win some cool prizes.

Ok, back to my project for today. This is a  6" x 6" Baby Girl Mini- Accordion Album. I made this cute album for my niece. She's so adorable and what a better way to showcase those candid shots than to put it on an album where you can bring and display all the time.

There are 8 pages on this mini-album and each page was decorated with paper cut-outs using Cricut Cutter. I  used different cartridges here so if you would to know what exactly the Cricut Cartridges I used, please email me.

For the patterned paper. I used the DCWV Nana's Kids. I also used some buttons, brads and ribbons to embellish the album. I love making projects with Spring theme because it is full of colors and cheery! Don't you think?

I leave some spaces for her mom to put some journaling or more Baby Sentiments. This is a perfect gift for Baby Shower, Baptism or simply use it as a brag book.

This little book of love is very easy to make, it something you can bring  and show to friends and family all the time.

Thank you for stopping by. If you like what you see, please leave me a COMMENT. I LOVE reading COMMENTS! 

Monday, April 11, 2011

May Arts Ribbon DT Challenge Finalist - Jinky Kowalski


Congratulations to finalist Jinky Kowalski of Jinky's Crafts for her FRAMED RIBBON  SPRING FLOWER tutorial:

This Framed Ribbon Spring Flowers was my entry for May Arts Ribbon Design Team Challenge last month. And I was selected to be one of the Finalist. I had mixed emotions when I saw the announcement. I was happy and nervous! Nervous because they will announce the winner on Tuesday - April 19th. Of course, I would like to win but all of the  Finalists projects are great.

Anyways,  May Arts is giving away some prizes for their DT Challenge Finalist Week. All you have to do is head to May Arts Ribbon blog and choose your favorite Finalist and leave a comment. If you like my Framed Ribbon Flowers, then PLEASE vote for me. Thanks in advance!

Here's the prizes up for grabs

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tri-Fold Shutter Card Tutorial

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Happy Thursday Everyone! Today is my turn to post for Crafter's Companion as one of their Design Team members. I made this Tri-Fold Shutter card and used the iconic kissing couple of S.W.A.L.K. stamp sets as my focal point. The S.W.A.L.K. rubber stamp set is called " A Little Kiss" and it is launched today along with the other 5 sets. You can check more details about my shutter card here

Below is the tutorial on how to make this unique Shutter Card.

Tri-Fold Shutter Card Instructions

1. Start with a 6” by 12” piece of cardstock.
Note: See scoring instructions using Ultimate Crafter's Companion Tool in Blue Text.

2. Score paper at 2”, 4” , 8” and 10". 
( Line 4 on Box Lid. Fold once and score at line 4 again. Repeat on the other side).

3.  Turn cardsctock ¼ turn. Along the side, measure in 1½" for both sides. 
       ( Line 3 on Box Lid )

4.  Make a slit with a craft knife between score marks 2" and 10". Repeat on the other long side. 

5.  Fold card as pictured. This is the base for your card to decorate.

S.W.A.L.K  " A Little Kiss" Shutter Card

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Quinceañera Exploding Invitation Box

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Quinceañera Invitation Exploding Box - Inside

Hi Folks, Let me unveil to you this Exploding Invitation Box that I designed for a lady that is having her Quinceañera or 15th Birthday in a couple of months from now. She saw my Exploding Box Tutorial on my blog and instead of getting the tutorial, she asked me if I can make Quinceañera Invitation Exploding Box for her in Red and Black. I showed her this design and she absolutely loved it.

Quinceañera Invitation Exploding Box Tutorial now available on my Etsy Shop

This Exploding Box measures 2½"W x2 ½"Lx2 ½"H when closed. It is 100% handmade with perfection. I made the 3D Flowers using my Cricut Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge and the leaves are from my Cricut Accent Essentials Cartridge. I used 2 colors of organza ribbon to keep the box closed. Once the recipient received and open this Invitation Box- it will explode - like MAGIC!

The focal point of the inside box is the 3-Tier cake. This is not a real cake.Lol!  It is a paper handmade 3-Tier Cake. The Birthday celebrant have the Black and Red color theme going, so I decided to decorate my cake with 1/8" red a satin ribbon and attached cascading red  butterflies. I think it is BEAUTIFUL. 

I used a rubber stamp for the princess dress and color it with markers and add red stickles glitters. I printed the Invitation wording inserts and attached to the other 3 panels. 

Who would not love to attend a party after receiving an invitation as detailed as this one?
Check the PDF Tutorial of this Exploding Box + 3-Tier Cake + Bonus 3D Flower here

The cake was surrounded with floating cut-out flowers and hearts with the aid of acetate strips. Since the acetate is transparent, the cut out flowers looks like they are floating in the air, they dance gracefully the moment you open the box. That's why it is called Exploding Box! 

Some of you might have seen this on the web, but I kinda make it my own by transforming the regular exploding box into and invitation box. The 3-Tier Cake + Princess Dress and the Invitation inserts are my original design. 

So, I have to make 75 pieces of this box, so I better get on it. 
Thanks for stopping by. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Crafter's Companion April Blog Candy

Crafter's Companion USA is celebrating their new information blog in style. Members of their design team are giving away some of their fabulous products to one lucky U.S. resident. Every single blog will be giving away a beautiful stamp set, a package of Rock-a-Blocks and permanent double-side adhesive tape runner. Except me. Why? It is because I already gave away these prizes for last month's winner of my first Crafter's Companion Blog Candy. 

But wait!  That doesn't mean you are not getting anything from me. I received this new S.W.A.L.K Collection 3 rubber  stamp set last week and I absolutely love them. This will be available on store April 7th. Good news is, I will be giving this gift personally to this month blog candy lucky winner. 

Who would not want this fantastic image for free? 

See what I made already using this stamp set. I made this  Watering Can Flower Arrangement for the Flower Challenge this month on Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog.  You MUST check out the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog. The prize for the Challenge this month is FANTASTIC! 

S.W.A.L.K. Watering Can Flower Arrangement

 And not only that, I will be giving away a collection of my top selling Gift Box Tutorial last year. I used my Ultimate Crafter's Companion Tool in making these boxes. The box-making feature of the Ultimate Tool is my favorite. I have perfect line and folds every time!

Also, I have been receiving emails requesting tutorials using the Ultimate Crafter's Companion Tool. So here is your chance now. 

Jinkyscrafts Compiled Gift Box Tutorials

What do you need to do to win this? You just need to

2. Post or put on your sidebar a picture of one of the Design Team's giveaway on your blog or facebook page and link it back to Crafter's Companion USA Information blog.

Once you have done this, simply leave one comment with the link to your blog or facebook page below. You only need to post one of our giveaways to enter all of the design team members' giveaways. So you'll have 8 chances to win! 

You will want to visit every blog because EACH of the DT members will have a DIFFERENT Stamp set to give away! The giveaways will run from April 1st to April 30th. The winners will be posted on our blogs May 1st.

2. Cloth, Paper Crafts and More  <----- You are here

3. Carmi's Art Life World (Canadian residents only)

4. Holley's Blog

5. Lala's World 

6. Paper, Scissors, and Glue

7. Positive Force

8. Scrap with Stacy

9. Stamp with Me

Friday, April 1, 2011

Watering Can Flower Arrangement

Today, April 1st is the kick-off of Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog.  Here's my design idea for this month  Flower Challenge. A Watering Can Flower Arrangement. The stamps I used is  the beautiful "Thank You" S.W.A.L.K stamp set. I created a 3D effect by cutting out the stamp image and raising some of the flowers using foam dots. I also used Embossing Liquid on the flowers and hair clips to give dimension on the image. The "Thank You" sentiment I used is part of the S.W.A.L.K. stamp set. I love everything on this picture. The pearlescent cardstock, the Spring colors, the flowers and  the stamps. They all blend perfectly. I love it! 

April 1st - News and Events

  • Congratulations to Rhonda Alman (Tillie65)! You are drawn randomly by Contest Burner as the winner for my first Crafter's Companion Blog candy. Please email me your snail mail address so I can send out your prize.
  • Make sure to visit our Crafter's Companion News Blog. The Design Team is giving away some of their fabulous product.  
  • The Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog kick-off today.

This is the  Fairyopolis Prize Package the first Blog Challenge Winner (U.S.) will receive.  It's valued at $109.70 and includes a Complete Cardmaking Kit, Fairyopolis Triple Disc CD Set and all 4 Fairyopolis Clear Stamp Sets!  This Fairyopolis collection will not hit their ONLINE STORE until April 21st, and it is expected to sell out...FAST. Head over to Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog and find out how to win this awesome prize.

  • Watch for my April Blog Candy prize. It is gonna be awesome so please stay tuned. 

Thanks for stopping by!