Monday, July 28, 2014

Guest Designer for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog - Embossing

As you know, I'm a guest designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog for July, and they are having their 12th challenge right now. The challenge is to use some form of 'embossing' on your project. Types of embossing to choose from are dry embossing using a folder, heat embossing with powders, die embossing, and of course the currently popular and trendy paste embossing! As I don't have any embossing paste yet, that left me with three choices. I decided to use all three of them on a card!

The underlying cream rectangle was dry embossed using the Cuttlebug folder "Grace's Frame". The die cut oval was also embossed using Spellbinders' "Floral Ovals", and the flowers and leaves are all heat embossed on colored paper using white embossing powder and then cut out. Embossing overkill? Well maybe...

I used 'Rusty Hinge' Tim Holtz Distress ink and ink blending tool to edge my papers with. Here are some more photos showing some of the details of this card.

What is your favorite embossing technique? What would you create using all three of these embossing techinques? Why don't you hop on over to Craft Hoarders Anonymous and check out what the DT has posted to inspire you, and join in on the challenge! You could win a wonderful prize and be a guest designer yourself!

Thank you for stopping by, and of course, Happy Papercrafting!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Pop-Up Box Card Tutorial

Hello everyone!

Just getting ready to go off and teach a class! Remember this? (click to view post)

Well, today I'm teaching this class and can now post the many requests for this tutorial. The tutorial is in video format for you to follow along. I made a few mistakes in the video, so please watch the captions carefully for corrections.

Hope you have fun making your pop-up box cards! I think they're addictive, lol.

Thank you for stopping by today, and Happy Papercrafting! (There's more for you below)

Here are measurements for three different sizes/configurations to make a pop-up box card.


A7 (as in video)
Cut your cardstock base to 10 1/2" x 7
Score with 10 1/2" across the top @ 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" & 10"
Rotate - the part on the left will be the bottom part of the box - Score @ 3 3/4"
cut 2 to 4 strips - 3 1/2" x 3/4" & score @ 1/2" on either side

A2 size (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Cut your cardstock to 9" x 5 1/2"
Score with 9" across the top @ 2 1/8", 4 1/4", 6 3/8" & 8 1/2"
Rotate - the part on the left will be the bottom part of the box - Score @ 2 3/4"
cut 2 to 4 strips - 3 1/4"" x 3/4" & score @ 1/2" on either side

5 1/2" Square
cut your cardstock to 11 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Score @ 2 1/4", 5 1/2", 7 3/4", & 11"
Rotate - the part on the left will be the bottom part of the box - Score @ 2 3/4"
cut 2 to 4 strips - 3 1/2" x 3/4" & score @ 1/2" on either side

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Canvas Encased Hidden Mini - Botanical Tea

It has been a while since my last post. A number of things have kept me from doing so. But, I'm finally able to now share with you the latest project I've created for Paper Architecture With Sabrina.

Some of you will be familiar with the class "Hidden Mini" that I taught a while back in 2012 using Graphic 45' "Ladies Diary".  Some have asked since then that I make instructions for a similar project. And here it is!

This time, rather than the 8 x 8 stretched canvases used for the first project, I'm using 7 x 5 canvas frames from a 'dollar' store, and Graphic 45's 8 x 8 Botanical Tea paper collection.

Here are a few more photos of the framed canvas casing of the mini...

...and the mini album within...

Here is a walk-through video showing you more details of this beautiful and unique project.

If you are interested in purchasing the instructions to make yourself a similar project, link to my online Paper Architecture Zibbet store to find the instructions there. The latest set of instructions are always the first one listed.

Thank you for stopping in for a look, and Happy Papercrafting!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Guest Designer for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

It's been so long since I made this layout for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog, that I forgot to post this as a Guest Designer for Challenge 11! I'll be a Guest designer for the month of July which includes Challenge 12 as well. But let's get back to Challenge 11!

Challenge #11 Tag, You're It!
Use a tag on your project. Create a handmade gift tag. Create a tag mini album. Add tags to your scrapbook layout or your card. You may use some hoarded tag-shaped packaging or you may cut tags from scrap paper using a die cut template. Maybe you hoard shipping tags of all sizes. As long as your project contains some sort of tag, you will meet the requirements to play along!
 You still have a week to play in Challenge #11! You have until midnight PT, July 20th to link up your creation.
Now for my "Tag" project. Using Graphic 45's French Country and recent photos of my youngest daughter's recent trip to Europe this past April, I thought it might be fun to see if I could create a layout using Graphic 45's Regular Tag Album. Some tags I cut down in size.

And here are some photos showing some details of the layout.


There are five other Guest Designers for this challenge! Check out these amazing designers and their creations at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #11. You might like to see the prize too, from Crafter's Companion and Spectrum Noir!

Happy Papercrafting!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Stacked Organiztion Tower

I'm sharing with you today, a project that I made for Paper Architecture but can't use due to instructional video problems. If you follow my Paper Architecture with Sabrina FaceBook page, you'll know what happened there. Anyway, I have the project so I may as well show it to you. I plan to remake this project in the future again.

So What I came up with is a project that has several layers and can be put together with just one layer, two, three, or four layers! You stack them in the order you want, and glue them together building your organizational tower. It can be used s a sewing box, jewelry box, craft organization, office organizer, and more!

Made, as I did, with the base and two layers, the project measures 12" wide x 12" deep x 10" high. So if you add more sections, the tower would of course be higher. Here are the photos.

That's it for the photos. Next is a video to show you more details and explain how it works and can be configured.

Not sure when I will get to it again since I have the next few months planned out, but I will get this project done again for you with a video that works.

Thank you for joining me today, and Happy Papercrafting everyone!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mini For A Friend

On Thursday I was able to meet up with a friend I hadn't seen in five years, as she was taking a week to visit Victoria from Calgary. It was so very nice to see her again. I wanted her to have something to remember her trip here by, and thought a mini album would be nice. Since Victoria is often referred to as "The Garden City" I decided I had enough Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper left to create one.

I did something else too. I decided to time myself from the conception with sketches and measurements I figure out, to the completion of the Mini. It took me 13 1/2 hours. That's without inking any paper, lol. I also decided to create eight pages, rather than the traditional six, and because I knew I'd be punching and making flowers, the spacing between pages would be 3/8" rather than the usual 1/4". This made for a very thick Mini with a spine of 4"! The whole Mini measures 6 1/2" w x 5" h x 4" thick. I used two envelopes, glued together, back to back, for each page, thus creating two pockets with each page for the photo tags and the bottom pockets for journaling tags and stuff.

Because I finished the Mini just minutes before meeting up with my friend, I was unable to take a bunch of photos. But, I did have time to make a quick walk through video of the it and later made snapshots from the video. So the photos are not the best.

So here is the walk through video of this mini.

Thank you so much for joining me today. It was so fun to use one of my favorite old papers again. Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend. Happy papercrafting!

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