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Showing posts with label Manuf - Creative Cuts and More. Show all posts

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Gingerbread House Mini-Album

So I decided to break up the monotony of all cards and post a mini-album. 

Good morning scrapbookers.  Today I'm sharing a Gingerbread House album I created a about 2 years ago .... but I enjoyed it so much .... I wanted to share it with you again since I have some new followers.

When my children were growing up we used to make Gingerbread houses as part of our Christmas activities.  Some years we used the standard store bought houses.  But we were pretty serious and some years made our own gingerbread dough so we could be creative.  My kids came up with some crazy stuff over the years (you don't want to miss the army tank my son created below.  Hard to see in the photo .... but he has a candy Santa in front of it).    

I miss doing fun activities like this with my children.  They grow up so fast.
fondly reminiscing,


Project Details

Gingerbread Chipboard Album Kit : Creative Cuts and More


I used a few stamps and some mini Christmas ornaments from Hobby Lobby to embellish most of my album.

The cover was stamped in snow flakes.  First with VersaMark Ink and white embossing powder.  Then with Glue Pad and sprinkled with red glitter.  Because the glitter will not stick long term, I sprayed the background with several coats of Matte Fixative Spray.  The cute gingerbread man is a cute die-cut by Creative Cuts and More.  I used white paint for the icing lines and the pepperment is my pepperment stamp with the ends cut off.  The brick on the house is Layers of Color's "Brick Wall" cling art stamp colored with Copics.  The peppermint sticks on the house corners and chimney are handmade.  I used my T-Square to draw a series of lines, and then cut at an angle to create the diagonal look. Trace the openings of the window and door on white cardstock, cut openings out, and then trim around with deckled scissors.  Adhere around door and windows.  Add glitter using a 2-Way glue pen.  The swirly on the roof is May Road, painted white and covered in glitter.  The stocking button is a Dress It Up button purchased from Michaels.  I added fabric filler/padding on the side of the roof, applied Aleene's Tachy Glue, and sprinkled with glitter.  I painted the chipboard trim with white paint, applied white glue, and sprinkled with glitter.  The candy peppermints were handstamped, colored with Copics, and hand cut.  If you do not have a similar stamp, then consider using a pattern from a coloring book off the internet.  HERE.

 Pages 1 & 2

I was able to find some snow flakes, candy cane border, and peppermint stamps in my stash. They are all old, so I can't link you. I think the candy cane border and peppermint candy stamps were inexpensive stamps from the dollar bin at Michaels years back.

 Page 1

The 2 mini gingerbread die's are from CCM as well. 
I was able to find a peppermint border stamp HERE.  But you can also consider searching for a digital stamp or coloring book image as well.  I added white acrylic paint around the edges of all photo's.  Glitter was added to each around the edges after doodling.   I found the cutest poem that a teacher used on a bulletin board HERE.

Page 2

Embellish the inside of snowflakes with red Stickles. 

 Pages 3 & 4

I used a large polka dot background stamp on page 3.  And I found these cutie patootie gingerbread buttons at a local craft store.  They are called "Iced Cookie Gingerbread Men" by Dress It Up (Michaels).  Check out the buttons I found HERE that would be perfect for your album.  And check out the buttons for sale on this blog ...  scroll down to Oct 27th  HERE.

 Page 3

Page 4

I added pocket pages in my album.  I cut a sheet of cardstock 5 3/4" x 11" and then scored at 5 1/2".  The opening is along the side with the green scallops.  So I can tuck in some tags with journaling.  So page 4 is only 5 1/2" long and therefore you can see part of page 6.  I wanted to include gingerbread dough and icing recipes.  What you can't see is there is actually a second pocket page underneath this one and on the outside of the front and backs are the instrutions for preparing the dough and icing.

 Page 5 & 6

 Page 6

Page 6 includes some mini-ornaments found at Hobby Lobby.  They have 2 sections this year including gingerbread ornaments.  One is a mini tree section and then again in the large ornament section.  There were little hooks in the top that I unscrewed and removed.

 Pages 7 & 8

More mini ornaments on these 2 pages.  The edger punch on page 8 is by EK Success. This is not a traditional border punch.  It creates a paper ribbon.

 Page 7

 Page 8

 Pages 9 & 10

I used a large background stamp on these 2 pages.  The stamp is by Inkadinkado.

 Page 9

Yes that's an army tank shooting Santa!  I really wanted my kids to create houses with traditional christmas colors, but they wanted to do there own thing, and this is just one example.  Sometimes their creative idea's worked and sometimes they didn't.  One year my son and his girlfriend decided to do a "Disney" themed house.  They tried to build a roller coaster coming off the roof!  It all looked great, except the roller coaster didn't work out.

Page 10

The holly embellishments in the corners are by Favorite Findings (Michaels).

Page 11 & 12

Page 11

Page 12

The chipboard candy canes used on the roof are from Creative Cuts and More.  I painted them white, added lines with a Micron pen, and colored strips with a marker.  I crisscrossed 2 of them and embellished with the holly button.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

FREE Teacup Template

Good Morning paper crafters.  Today I want to share another sample using my free Teacup Template.  You can download my free template HERE.  I have a Vintage Hat template as well.  Scroll down to bottom left side bar to see all my templates.  It is easier if you do not use the template open.  I have found it easier to create a a pattern out of cardstock that I can use over and over again by tracing around the edges.  Begin by folding the cardstock in half.  Lay the teacup pattern with the top of the cup along the fold, and trace around the edges with a pencil.  Trim.  I created mask for the handle and bottom of the teacup then stamped the background image.   Doodle around the edges with a pen.  Stamp sentiment and punch with oval shape.  Doodle around edges and adhere to front of card.  Punch butterflies, doodle around edges and color center black.  Adhere to card front and add black glitter.
You can check out a really fun Alice and Wonderland version designed by Scrappy Sugar Girl HERE

Here are a matching hat and purse.  These are pre-cut dies from Creative Cuts and More.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great week,

You can view all of my Tea / Teacup related projects HERE
You can view all of my shaped cards HERE

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Valentine Treat Boxes

I'm ready to start sharing Valentine projects!  I meant to get started in December, but just ran out of time and energy to write the post.  I stacked 4 boxed together and secure with a ribbon.  Isn't that little cupid die too cute!

I hope you are inspired to get started on some Valentine projects of your own.
Have a blessed day!

You can view all of my VALENTINE projects HERE.


Project Details

Stamps : Layers of Color “The Love Chapter
Boxes : Creative Cuts and More
Chipboard letters : The Paper Studio
Punch : EK Success
Die : Quickutz
Glitter Glue : Stickles
Ribbon : Offray
Fold and adhere pre-cut, pre-scored boxes. Stamp background images on cardstock, trim and adhere to box front. Paint chipboard lettersand adhere to box front. Punch hearts, add glitter glue and die cut cupid. Adhere to box front. Stack four boxes and tie with ribbon.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Gift Bag / Box with a Reindeer Image

****  OOPS!  so sorry.  I just realized what the title said when this one went out to everyone.  I just changed it.  Originally this post was set up for a LOC blog hop, but it was cancelled.  Sorry if it was misleading ***

Good Morning!  Today I am sharing a gift set designed for Stamper's Sampler Magazine and I'm proud to say, it made the cut!!  In fact I have several projects in the Oct / Nov issue.  I used Creative Cuts and More pre-scored / pre-cut die cuts and Layers of Color Reindeer Waltz.

Gotta vent for just a minute ....  I have to go to my husband's Work Christmas Dinner.  Notice I said "have", teehee.  This is going to be torture for me, seriously.  I don't know anyone, and I'm not exactly a social butterfly.  I'm happy in my studio creating and could go DAYS, without ever leaving the house.  My favorite get togethers are when someone comes over to craft with me ...  and I don't have to leave the house.  Say a prayer for me, I know I'm a grown women, but I have a little social anxiety.
How is the Christmas shopping and putting up the decorations going??  We started putting up the decorations the day after Thanksgiving.  I have 1 tree done.  I have a second tree in the diningroom I have to put up.  I found the CUTEST christmas salad plates really cheap at Walmart.  They have little holly branches and birds on them!  I will try to take photo's soon and share.
Have a great day!
hugs, Melisa

You can view more of my Spellbinders projects HERE.
You can view more of my Christmas themed projects HERE.
You can view all of my Treat Boxes / Bags HERE.
You can view all of my Container / Gift Boxes HERE.
Project Details

Christmas Gift Bag
Stamps : Layers of Color "Reindeer Waltz" (deer)
Creative Cuts and More - Square Bag 01
Spellbinders : Fluer de Lis Doily Accent
Rub-ons : Making Memories (sentiments & flower)
Ribbon : Creative Impressions

Fold pre-scored corners of gift bag and adhere.  Stamp reindeer image on beige cardstock x2.  Trim label with one of the reindeers as shown using Spellbinders die. Hand cut all of second reindeer out except for antlers and adhere over the reindeer as shown. Apply rub-ons and adhere to front of bag. Tie handle with ribbon.

Christmas Gift Box
Stamps : Layers of Color “Reindeer Waltz” (deer)
Rub-ons : Making Memories (sentiment & flower)
Hand cut tag
Ribbon : Creative Impressions
Fold pre-scored corners of gift box and adhere. Hand cut small tag, stamp reindeer and add
rub-ons. Wrap box with ribbon and add tag.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I'm Nuts About You

Good Afternoon.   Today I'm sharing a fun little gift idea.  I think this set is sooo cute combined with one of Creative Cuts and More's gift boxes.  I used "Autumn Fun" by Mark's Finest Papers.

This weeks challenge over at Speedy TV is "Sweetest Day".  You can check it out HERE.  We hope you will join us and play along.  You can check out all of the Speedy TV challenges at anytime by going to the main page, float your mouse over the "Friends of Speedy TV" button along the top.  You will see a drop down menu. Then click on which ever week you would like to view.

And I have to take a moment to let you know about the Mark's Finest Papers "12 Days of Christmas" blog hop. It started Monday. Each day, the MFP design team will be posting projects for a paricular theme! I'm sure there are lots of idea's.

Monday's theme was "Bind it All"
Tuesday's theme was "Coasters"
and today's theme is "Decorated Jars".

Have a great day!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Beach Mini Album

I had so much fun making this Beach Mini Album!  My basic supplies were paper, ink, and stamps!

I decided to use the Creative Cuts and More 6" x 6" album.   You can order an album kit, or the cover and pages individually.  You have the option of regular pages or pages with tab.  So many options.  I started with chipboard pages and and covered them with cardstock.
The albums come in other sizes and you can check out all of Creative Cuts and More album options HERE.  Don't forget to check out the kits as well.

I stamped the light blue cardstock with various swirls and seashells with "bashful blue" by SU.  I inked the edges of the label, light and medium blue cardstocks with Tsukineko Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate and  Pearlescent Beige.
Most of the images are from GinaK's "Gifts From the Sea".  I included a few images from Layers of Color "Under the Sea" and Crafty Secrets "Seaside" as well. 

You can achieve that beachy feel ...
by adding twine / raffia / jute and by distressing the edges with ink and a Tim Holtz distress tool.  Don't be afraid to add a little ink or paint around the edges of your photo as well.  Scroll all the way down to check out a few more idea's on how to achieve that beachy look, including sand.

The die used for the labels was Spellbinders Labels Eight with my Grand Calibur.

There is a lot of fussy cutting, but worth it!

Your next blog to visit is ...
the entire blog hop list is ...

Need a few more beachy idea's ??

If you want to add "sand" to your layouts ... use pumus.
And cheese cloth is another great product to use on your beachy layouts.

 I created this layout using the "Seaside" set by Crafty Secrets.

I created my own chipboard charms.

You can see the pumus - sand in this close-up.  You can get pumus in the artist section of your local craft store.  It comes in a grey color, but you can easily mix paint with it.

And you can see the cheese cloth in this close-up.

I hope you are inspired to scrapbook those summer photo's!
hugs, Melisa


You can view more of my Mini-Albums HERE.
You can view more of my Beach / Summer projects HERE.
You can view more of my Creative Cuts and More Projects HERE.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I'm having a bee-utiful saturday!

Hello Paper Crafters.  I hope you are all having a fabulous saturday and doing something fun.  I have lots of things I "need" to do.  But I worked some extra hours this week, so I am definitely making time to play as well.  No my husband would totally have said that differently, teehee.  He would have said that I play a lot and he would like for me to make some time to work.  Next week will be very busy as well with work and then my daughter is coming for another visit on thursday!!  Yah!!  She will be here for 11 days and I"m really looking forward to it.  We are going to take a little trip to San Antonio while she's here, so that should be lots of fun.  We haven't really taken the time to explore outside of Houston since we moved here. 

So today I'm sharing an ensemble inspired by this week's Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday.  And I couldn't resist using my "Honey Sweet" art stamp set by Layers of Color.  This is such a fun set with the cutest bee sentiments.  You can check it out HERE.

I have no idea where Cath find's all her inspirational photo's she shares, but I hope she keeps them coming!  I would not look so great in that coat, but I LOVE it.  I love the folds and the shape.  I think it would look awesome in red as well.

... and here is the matching gift bag.  I used the Square Bag 01 large, pre-cut / pre-scored from Creative Cuts and More.  I think if I had added a little black ribbon / bow at the top to tie the handles together it would look better. 

I think the Prima Notecard from Flora Fairy just made the card below.  Of course the Warbler image from Layers of Color is the shining star though. 

I LOVE birds.  I'm not sure how many times the birds on my bird feeder outside my studio window have made me smile this week.  They are just one of God's most amazing little creatures.  The ones who have been stopping by are so small.  There are a couple of different kinds.  I've been trying to catch a photo, but the fly off as I approach the window.  I need to get my zoom lense out.  I'm thinking aboutr picking up another feeder and putting sun flowers seeds in that one.  I would love to see a red bird sitting outside my window.  Luckily the cats think they have to be in the house at the window to enjoy them.  They haven't figured out that if the jumped the fence and went around to the front of the house, it might be easier to catch one. 
I hope you get a chance to enjoy some of God's wonderful creations this weekend!

My "Bee Mine" ensemble was chosen as a Trigger Target over at Moxie Fab!!!



Project Details

Honey Sweet Card

Stamps : Layers of Color "Honey Sweet" art stamp set
Copic Markers
Patterned Paper : The Paper Studio, Glitz
Border Punch : Martha Stewart, Oval Punch - Paper Shapers
Deckled Scissors : Fiskars
Trim patterned paper and adhere to front of A2 card. Trim white cardstock strip and punch along bottom of strip and cut with deckled scissors along the top. Tie yellow ribbon and secure ends around back of strip. Adhere. Stamp bee’s, color, trim and adhere. Doodle flight path and antenna‘s. Stamp sentiment, punch with oval, and adhere with pop top.

Honey Sweet Gift Bag
Stamps - Layers of Color "Honey Sweet" art stamp set
Patterned Paper - The Paper Studio and Glitz

Fold and adhere Creative Cuts and More gift bag. It comes pre-cut and pre-scored. Trim patterned paper and white cardstock. Stamp sentiment. Adhere pieces together and tie yellow ribbon. Adhere panel to front of bag. Stamp images, color, and trim. Adhere to front of bag. Doodle flight path and antenna’s.
Warbler Card
Stamps : Layers of Color "Warbler" cling art stamp and "Sent With Love" art stamp set
Ink : Brilliance Peralescent Chocolate by Tsukineko
Cardstock : Bazzill     Patterned Paper : Prima Annalee Collection - Sonnet
Fiber : local craft store
Buttons : Dress It Up  (Michaels)
Copic Markers
Other : Prima Tag / Notecards Flora Fairy

Stamp image with brown ink on cream cardstock and cut out. Color branch and blooms with Copic Markers. Stamp sentiment on Prima note card.  Cut brown cardstock to 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to front of card. Cut patterned paper 5x5" and ink edges. Adhere to brown cardstock and stitch around the edges. Adhere Prima notecard as shown. Adhere fiber / lace along top edge. Adhere Warbler image. Embellish with buttons.


You can view more of my Creative Cuts and More projects HERE.
You can view more of my Layers of Color projects HERE.

You view more Gift Bags / Boxes HERE.

You can view more bee projects HERE

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Creative Cuts and More Gift Bag

I created this project using a Creative Cuts and More pre-cut, pre-scored gift bag.  All I had to do was fold and adhere!  Soooo easy!

I really like the red and aqua together.   What's your favorite color combo??

Thanks for stopping by!
Project Details

Stamps : "Nature Walk" Layers of Color
old dictionary paper
Glimmer Mist - Garden Fairly and Robin's Egg Blue
lace and ribbon - local craft store
brads - The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Fold pre-cut bag along pre-scored lines. Adhere using Killer Red Tacky TApe. Tie handles with ribbon. Spray old dictionary paper with Glimmer Mist. Stamp flower and leaf images and cut(flower - 3 small and 1 large, leaves - 1 small, 1 large). Cut flowers into center so that each petal is seperate. Use Copics to add shadows on images. Shape petals/leaves by pinching to make 3D. Adhere lace across bottom of bag. Layer flowers and secure in center with brads. Adhere leaves and flowers as shown.

You can view more of my Creative Cuts and More projects HERE.
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