Thursday, August 3, 2017

EASY Ink Background Techniques **Giveaway**

I love to do different background techniques on my card, tags, journals, and mini books.  Here is a couple of fun and simple techniques, one I did on a card, using mini square inks.  I personally used the Brutus Monroe Inks, but any little inks in any colors will work.
 
 
 
Here is a video on how I made the card and did the technique.
 
 

GIVEAWAY
 
This video is also part of a summer loopy video hop.  Watch the videos and comment on each one, subbing each channel (only 5 videos total) and you have a chance to win some amazing prizes including stamps, stamping platform, and tons of other fun stuff!!!
 
This fun technique works for any colors of inks, personally only used green, but a multicolored looks is amazing too.  My friend Nadine made an amazing card with the multicolored inks, amazing!!!
 
 

Now do not forget to use up the rest of the ink on your craft mat, it make for a wonderful watercolor background!!!
 
 
 
So have some fun with your inks and play with making a cool background!!  Thanks Nadine for an amazing technique!!
 
Supplies Used
Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.
 
 

Spiral Index Cards
Spiral Index Cards
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Large Acrylic Block – Brutus Monroe
Large Acrylic Block – Brutus Monroe
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Squeaky Clean™ Stamp Cleaner - Brutus Monroe
Squeaky Clean™ Stamp Cleaner - Brutus Monroe
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Squeaky Clean Stamp Scrubber - Brutus Monroe
Squeaky Clean Stamp Scrubber - Brutus Monroe
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Fiskars 5 Inch Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors
Fiskars 5 Inch Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors
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Xyron tape runner
Xyron tape runner
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Cabbage Surface Ink - Brutus Monroe
Cabbage Surface Ink - Brutus Monroe
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Sage Surface Ink - Brutus Monroe
Sage Surface Ink - Brutus Monroe
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Waterbrush - Brutus Monroe
Waterbrush - Brutus Monroe
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DIY Pineapple Clips on a Gift Tag

I got a chance to play with some cute little pineapple stamps, I am on a pineapple kick lately, hehe.  So I wanted to make something that is fun and cute, and why not a little pineapple on a clip to give away as happy mail?!?!?  But why not go a step further and add it to a little tag and make it a fun little clip on a tag for a fun little gift!  


Here is a video on how I made these fun little pineapple clips on a cute little gift tag!


I used the Xyron Tape Runner to add some transfer foil to the parts of the pineapple.  Did you know heat transfer foil works with your tape runners too??!?!  I paired it with matching colored ink from Brutus Monroe and they looks really cool!!



The stamp set from Newton's Nook is so cute (link below), and it has a matching die set too!!  Perfect for making these sweet little clips, and it had a perfect little sentiment for my tag as well!!


I love that the top and bottom of the pineapple are separate stamps, this allowed me to make the parts of the pineapple the correct colors of green and yellow!  Using my Xyron Create a Sticker to make the prices sticky to adhere to the clip was so easy!


GIVEAWAY INFO

Since this is a hop, you know we have to have a little blog hop candy.  Newton's Nook and Xyron are each giving away a prize just head on over to Xyron’s Facebook page and like and comment on all the projects this week and also head on over to Newton's Nook for all their details on how to win!

Prizes


Supplies Used
Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.


Large Acrylic Block – Brutus Monroe
Large Acrylic Block – Brutus Monroe
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Zest Surface Ink - Brutus Monroe
Zest Surface Ink - Brutus Monroe
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Squeaky Clean™ Stamp Cleaner - Brutus Monroe
Squeaky Clean™ Stamp Cleaner - Brutus Monroe
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Squeaky Clean Stamp Scrubber - Brutus Monroe
Squeaky Clean Stamp Scrubber - Brutus Monroe
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Xyron Create-a-Sticker
Xyron Create-a-Sticker
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Deco Foil Emerald
Deco Foil Emerald
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NN - Pineapple Delight
NN - Pineapple Delight
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NN - Pineapple Delight Die Set
NN - Pineapple Delight Die Set
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Detail Ink - Raven - Brutus Monroe
Detail Ink - Raven - Brutus Monroe
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Cuttlebug
Cuttlebug
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Cuttlebug Plate C
Cuttlebug Plate C
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Pastel Media Tags - Brutus Monroe
Pastel Media Tags - Brutus Monroe
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Xyron tape runner
Xyron tape runner
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Xyron Adhesive Eraser
Xyron Adhesive Eraser
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Cabbage Surface Ink - Brutus Monroe
Cabbage Surface Ink - Brutus Monroe
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Saturday, July 29, 2017

DIY Foil Pineapple Decor

I have had an itch to make some pineapples for a bit of fun.  So why not make some shiny ones with some beautiful Rinea foiled paper!!!  Pair that with some Floracraft Styrofoam and they are a perfect light weight out decor crafty project, even great for the kids to make!!


Here is a video on how to make these fun pineapples step by step!



Rinea has partnered up with Floracraft to make some amazing project, Styrofoam and Rinea foiled paper are a perfect match for all your decor needs!!!


I made two different types of pineapples, one short and fat, and one tall and skinny. The shape is all dependant on how you shape the sytrofoam to start with.



I used the amazing Rinea foiled papers in Gold and Emerald in both Star Struck and Glossy.  They made such cute pineapples!!! 




To give the pineapple its shape I used the Floracraft Styrofoam cube and ball using the heat wand to help give it a shape that would suit a pineapple!




Supplies Used  
Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
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Fiskars 5 Inch Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors
Fiskars 5 Inch Titanium Micro-Tip Easy Action Scissors
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Fiskars - 12 Inch Trimmer
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Emerald/Emerald Star Struck Craft Pack Foiled Paper - Rinea
Emerald/Emerald Star Struck Craft Pack Foiled Paper - Rinea
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FloraCraft Styrofoam Shrink Wrapped Cube 3x3
FloraCraft Styrofoam Shrink Wrapped Cube 3x3
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Floracraft Styrofoam Balls
Floracraft Styrofoam Balls
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Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper Crafters Pack
Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper Crafters Pack
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Gold/Gold Star Struck Foiled Paper Crafters Pack
Gold/Gold Star Struck Foiled Paper Crafters Pack
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FloraCraft Styro Cutter, Electric
FloraCraft Styro Cutter, Electric
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Friday, July 28, 2017

Staple Art on a Card

I got a stapler and a guillotine paper trimmer from Swingline to create with and I was tasked to make something a bit different, so I thought to myself why not create art with a stapler and color the staples to make them different colors.  So that is exactly what I did.  I colored the staples and then also created  designs by stapling them on the paper itself.


Here is a video on how to color your staples and then my tips and tricks on how to create staple art for a card.



It is really easy to color the staples, just use a pen that writes on metal before you staple them.  I personally used a Bic Mark Its, or a Bic Marking pen.  I colored the staples in various colors of green, pink, and blue.  They took the color wonderfully!!


The first card I made was a simple shape of various types of abstract plants in different colors. I cut out the papers first and the drew the shape I was looking for, and then started to staple away.   I used my Xyron Creative Lite to add adhesive to the back of the papers once I did the staples to make them sticky to add to the card.


I love the simplicity of the card, because then you focus on the technique of the staple art.  This would look amazing on a black cardstock too!


You need a good weight cardstock to do this technique, as a light weight paper will rip and tear on you.


The second card I went a little more extravagant and had a bit more fun playing with my staples.  I felt a bit more comfortable with the idea of creating art with staples, and blended different colors of green to make a fur or pine tree on the card.


I love how the staples look like the needles on the tree.  They are all going different directions and make it look like a real tree!!


I just drew a rough template for the tree and then went freehand on the internal stapling.  I loved the look when it was all done!


Supplies Used  
Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.
Swingline Stapler, Retro
Swingline Stapler, Retro
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Swingline S.F. 4 Premium Staples
Swingline S.F. 4 Premium Staples
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Swingline Paper Trimmer / Cutter, Guillotine
Swingline Paper Trimmer / Cutter, Guillotine
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Detail Ink - Raven - Brutus Monroe
Detail Ink - Raven - Brutus Monroe
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Bic Marking Pens
Bic Marking Pens
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Xyron Creative Station Lite
Xyron Creative Station Lite
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