Monday, September 30, 2013

Wedding Layout for Ashlea using Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic

I have not completed a traditional 12 x 12 layout in awhile.  Ashlea and Richie have some really cute photos from their wedding and I would like to scrap them all into one album.  We will see how that goes!

I started with a sketch for this layout, but it's far from what the sketch looked like.  Isn't that the fun thing about working with sketches.  They just get "the ball rolling" for you.

As usual you can see I used a lot of Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic collection for this layout.  A bit of sewing for some dimension, a punch for the scallops and the ever fun color pop banners.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Trick Or Treat Card with Echo Park Apothecary Digital and Silhouette Cameo

Hello there! 

If you had a choice... trick or treat?  I will always chose a treat!  So much fun Halloween Candy out there.  Do you have a favorite?

I made this hybrid card with the Silhouette.  I used some digital elements by Echo Park Apothecary.
It's one of my favorite Halloween kits of all time.  I simply brought the elements into my Silhouette, sized them accordingly and then just traced and cut them out.  Even the background paper was printed on my printer.  

If you'd like more information on how to make this card, let me know in the comments section and I will get you more details.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Halloween Treat Boxes with the Epiphany Crafts Studio Round 25 tool and Chillingworth Manor Halloween Papers

Hello there!  Can you believe Halloween is just around the corner?  Here in Indiana the air is getting crisper, and the leaves are beginning to change.  The little trick-or-treaters will soon be ringing the doorbell.  I've got the cutest little boxes to add a little pizzazz to their treats.

I created the boxes using my Silhouette Cameo and a shape from the Silhouette store.  The size is perfect to fit little minature candybars inside.  I can also cut 4 boxes out of one 12 x 12 sheet of paper.

The Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25 tool and bubble caps are the perfect size to add a little bling to the boxes.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Welcome Baby Card with the Epiphany Crafts Studio Round 25 Tool and the Silhouette Cameo

I made a fun little baby card this week for Epiphany Crafts.  It never ceases to amaze me just how many ways you can utilize the Shape Studio Round 25 tool!  I made a custom sentiment that says, "Welcome Baby" using the Round 25 punch and bubble cap.

I cut the card base (A2 size) on the Silhouette Cameo.  I used Maggie Holmes Crate Paper collection for the trim on the onsie.  The ruffle was made by simply sewing a ribbon across the top of a piece of tulle which was approximately 12" long.  I just added a strip of adhesive to my card base and gathered the ribbon as I attached it to create the cute ruffled look.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Epiphany Crafts Studio Shape Round 25 Tool Freebies

A few more freebies for you.  Let me know if there is something specific you'd like to see for use with your Epiphany Crafts tools.  I will be working on other shapes soon.  Did you know you can change the colors of the freebies (or any elements) very simply by using Photoshop?   I'll show you how.

First open up the freebies in Photoshop.  File, Open, Navigate to where you downloaded them and click open.

There are several ways to change colors.  The easiest way is to adjust hue/saturation.  To do this you will choose image, Adjustments, Hue/Saturation.
 A screen will pop up and you can just slide any of the sliders to change the color of the elements to match your project. Here I have turned them Blue.

and here is a pink variation

and how cool is this grey?

Like I said, there are lots of ways to change the colors of element in photoshop.  I think this one is the easiest, but I will show you another way next time that uses colors from your layout to recolor the elements to ensure an exact match.

The possibilities are endless and you get much more mileage out of your elements when you can customize them to match your specific project(s).

Download these freebies HERE.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Halloween Sour Cream Containers with Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25 Tool

Aren't these fun?  They are so simple to make and your Halloween Goblins will love ribbing them open to find out what is inside!  I put Candy Corn inside mine, but you could use M&M's, Gummy Bears, Jelly Beans, or just about any kind of candy that has somewhat of a hard outer shell.  Even some coins?

I used the Epiphany Crafts Studio Shape Round 25 tool and some fun round Halloween prints I made on photoshop.  You could use the freebies I offered the other day, you can get those here.

Click HERE to see how to make these little cuties yourself!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

It's Time for Halloween Cards! This one features my favorite new toy - The Epiphany Crafts Studio Round 25 Tool

Can you believe the leaves are starting to change, the clouds are getting thicker and Halloween is right around the corner?  I LOVE to make Halloween Cards.  Next to Christmas it is my favorite card-making season.

I just picked up the Echo Park Chillingsworth paper pack at Hobby Lobby and couldn't wait to put it to use.

I used a file folder cut  with double sided paper as the card base.    I love the different patterns peaking out.  The Cast a Spell sentiment is a sticker in the paper pack, I topped it off with the Epiphany Crafts Studio Round 25 Tool and Epoxy Sticker.  The actual sticker is slightly larger than the epoxy, so I just inserted it into the Round 25 tool, added my epoxy bubble cap and look how it really brought the simple sticker to life.
 I am really into making matching envelopes for my cards lately.  This little cutie was made with a double sided paper and the envelope punch board.  It's so simple to make a special homemade card even more spectacular with a matching envelope!
Here's a peek at the inside!   Don't you love the file folder size?  I made the card base with the envelope punch board as well!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Freebie Halloween PDF for the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25 Tool and Accessories

Hello there!  I've got some more freebies for you!

I am getting ready to start my Halloween cards and Halloween d├ęcor.  I needed a few embellishments to get me started, so I whipped up a few spooky rounds.

You can download these fun Halloween Freebies designed to fit the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25 tool and accessories by clicking HERE.  These will print out on a 4 x 6 sheet of paper.   (Don't use the image above, it won't produce a nice print).

Monday, September 9, 2013

A fun Birthday Card featuring Maggie Holmes Crate Paper and Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25 Tool

I am still making birthday cards.  The month of September is full of birthdays for my circle of friends.  I made this fun card using Maggie Holmes Crate Paper collection.  I cut the base into a mini  file folder, then added a few layers of banners and, of course, I finished it off with an Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25 expoxy sticker and charm for the sentiment.

You can get the Maggie Holmes collection from WhimseyGirl.

Here is a close up of the epoxy charm sentiment.  I just love, love, love how it adds the perfect amount of "bling" to dress up this card.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Birthday Card with Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 25 Tool

Can you tell I am excited about Epiphany Crafts?  I made this simple birthday card using the Shape Studio Round 25 Tool and the Heidi Swapp 6 x 6 Sugar Chic paper pad.  I cut the larger holes with an 1-1/2" hole punch, then cut the "happy" and the chevron papers with the Shape Studio Round 25,  after I lined it up and added the epoxy stickers.  The "Happy" is part of the freebie printable I offered earlier. 

If you're looking to buy the Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic papers, you can get them from Scrapping Clearly (Australia), or WhismeyGirl (U.S.)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

I made the Epiphany Crafts Design Team!!!!

I am over the moon excited to announce I made the design team for Epiphany Crafts!!  I have been dying to shout it to the world, but the official wasn't announcement was made until yesterday.  You can check it out HERE.  While you're there, take a look around at all of the incredible projects that have been posted  using the incredible Epiphany Crafts tools.
 I couln't wait for an assignment to start using the Studio Shape tools by Epiphany Crafts.  I made this layout using the Maggie Holmes Crate Paper release, Heidi Swapp's ColorMagic letters and, of course, the EPIPHANY CRAFTS SHAPE STUDIO SQUARE 25 tool.

 Here you can see a close up of the ever so easy Epoxy Stickers I made with the Shape Studio Square 25 tool. 
You can purchase the Maggie Holmes and Heidi Swapp collections at Whimsey Girl's Blog.   For all of you Aussie girls you can purchase Heidi Swapp collections from Scrapping Clearly.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

More freebies for the Epiphany Crafts Studio Round 25 Tool

I am loving creating these fun pieces of flair for the Epiphany Crafts Studio Tools.  This particular page is perfect for the Epiphany Crafts Studio Round 25 tool!  It's so easy to create your own bling with entire Epiphany Crafts line.  Keep checking back for more freebies!

If you'd like a printable copy of the above for your very own, you can download it HERE.

Let me know if there is something in particular you'd like me to create for you.  I am planning several more freebie downloads to work with all the different Studio Tools.

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