Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Here's the steps I took to build my flower:
NOTE: You will have enough individuals petals to make up to 4 flowers at once if you choose.
1. Stamp one daisy stitched flower from the Flower Stitch set onto Whip Cream cardstock. Repeat for the number of flowers you wish to create (up to 4 without duplicating the following steps).
2. Using your Detail Pro Shears, cut out around these flowers approximately 1/8" from stamped images.
3. Stamp the same daisy stitched flower onto Riverstone, Orange Creamsicle, Lavender Fusion, Watermelon Fusion, Candy Apply, Pool Play, Lemon Grass and Banana Cream cardstock.
4. Before cutting out the individual petals, stamp the polka-dotted border stamp from Border Buddies across the petals of Riverstone, Orange Creamsicle, Lavender Fusion and Watermelon Fusion ONLY (TIP: Stamp the first border across the center of the stamped flower, re-ink your stamp then stamp again on the side, repeat re-inking and re-stamping for the remaining side.)
5. Grab a Whip Cream flower that you stamped in step one to use as the base to build your flower.
6. Cut out individual petals from each of your stamped flowers without the polka-dots (i.e. Candy Apple, Pool Play, Lemon Grass and Banana Cream) and adhere them over the petals on the Whip Cream cardstock using Small Foam Squares making sure to skip every other petal space.
7. For the polka-dotted petals you stamped in step 4, do the same. However, you will do a double layer of petals. So, first adhere a petal using a small foam square, then go back and adhere another petal on top using a foam square. This creates a wonderfully dimensional bloom.
8. Finish off the center with a Sparkle Drop.
9. Lastly, give your bloom some leaves that are cut from the patterned paper in the Journey Basics patterned paper pack.
Thanks for taking a look at my creation. I have listed all the supplies used for this project at the foot of this blog post. It is important for you to know the things I've used that are retiring are the two stamp sets: Flower Stitch and Border Buddies, and the patterned paper packs: Journey Basics and Black & White. All other products listed are NOT retiring! YAY!
You can only order these products through a Fun Stampers Journey Coach. A listing of those coaches can be found at www.funstampersjourney.com. If you need assistance locating one, please let me know and I'll be happy to give you some guidance. You can email me using the link under my photo over there in the right-hand sidebar.
Here’s what you do:
• Visit each blog listed below
• Leave a comment on each blog; one winner from all comments received will win their choice of one retiring stamp set. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win!
• Comments close on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Midnight, PST.
• Return on May 8th to see the winner announcement on Richardgaray.com!
Tania Willis (that's ME!)
Fun Stampers Journey
Be sure to check out ALL the stops on this amazing blog hop and comment on each and every one to increase your chances for a FABULOUS prize!
Black Licorice, Riverstone, Orange Creamsicle, Lavendar Fusion, Watermelon Fusion
Riverstone, Orange Creamsicle, Lavendar Fusion, Watermelon Fusion, Candy Apple, Pool Play, Lemon Grass,Whip Cream, Banana Cream
Flower Stitch, Border Buddies
Journey Basics, Black & White
Paper Clip Elements, Sparkle Drops
Adhesives & Tools:
White Liner, Journey Dots, Journey Foam Squares – Small, Crease Tool, Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer, Acrylic Block, Detail Pro Shears, Journey Grand Machine, Bloom Tool
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The winner chosen from my blog comments is............
Please email me (link in sidebar) with the collection you'd like to receive, along with an alternate choice just in case your first choice isn't in stock. :)
Monday, March 10, 2014
Welcome to the Echo Park Paper Design Team Blog Hop!
Today the Echo Park Paper Design Team is showcasing projects from our latest collections and working with fabulous Top Dog Die Cut shapes.
- Cut a piece of white cardstock measuring 6" x 10 1/2" and fold it in half to create a 6" x 5 1/4" card base.
- Place the folded edge of the card base just inside the straight edge of the Heart Mini Album Die and run it through your die cut machine. This allows the folded edge to stay intact creating your shaped card base.
- Open up the card and machine stitch, on the card front only, just inside the edge of the heart shape using white thread. I stitched around the shape a total of 4 times.
- Die cut the Madison Doily Die using white cardstock. Hold the die cut in one hand and flick the paper with the other hand to help release all of the intricately cut pieces from the doily.
- Cut an 8" piece of pompom ribbon or lace. Drape it across your doily die cut and begin building the 'happy' banner using stickers from the Splendid Sunshine Element Sticker sheet.
- Once you have it in place, staple the 'happy' banner stickers and pompom ribbon in place.
- Secure the ends of the banner with large white brads and trim excess pompom ribbon.
- Continue embellishing the doily with the remaining stickers shown--all from the Element Stickers sheet.
- Add mini rhinestones to the flower stickers.
- Adhere the doily to the card base.
Be sure to follow the blog hop list below as you hop from one blog to the next. Return to the Echo Park Paper blog at any time for the next blogger on the list in case you get lost or confused!
- ONE winner will be selected from each Echo Park Paper designer's blog to receive an Echo Park Paper collection kit of their choosing.
- Top Dog will also be offering special prizes so check each blog for details.
- To qualify for winning the kit you must leave a comment. Comments will be due by midnight MDT, Sunday, March 16th.
- Winner will be announced on each blog Wednesday, March 19th so be sure to check back to see if you've won.
Echo Park Paper
Renee Robbins Karen Letchworth
Wendy Sue Anderson
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Are you looking a super quick last minute Valentine idea? This darling card doubles as gift packaging to store some delicious chocolate treats for the ones you love...or child's teacher. Wait, that didn't come out right. I didn't mean to make it sound like you don't love your child's teacher. Errr, ummmmm, nevermind.
To make this charming Valentine Pocket, I used the Head Over Heels collection from Echo Park Paper. More specifically, I used product HOH59010 Journaling Cards. If you're familiar with Echo Park Paper's product, you know that they design a set of journaling cards for nearly every collection, so if you're not needing a Valentine, you could use this same concept with a different collection kit. Brilliant, yes!?
Anywho. I simply cut out the two adjacent cards (the "xoxo" and the "one sweet love") and folded along the bottom edge of the "xoxo" journaling card. Then, before sealing up the sides to create the pocket, I used a paper piercing tool to pierce holes along the outline of the heart, so I could add..........you guessed it......hand-stitching! I just used all 6 strands of DMC embroidery floss in a coordinating color. Once my stitching was completely, I added layers of stickers, sealed up the sides and stuffed it with filler shred.
If you're looking for additional Valentine's ideas, be sure to check out these projects by the other Design Experts:
Valentine for Teen's by Ashley Horton
Valentine Gift Bag by Holly Gagnon
Valentine Fold-Out Card by Aly Dosdall
Valentine for Friends by Lisa Swift
Valentine Wine Tag and Candy Box by Corri Garza
Thursday, January 09, 2014
I'm back in the saddle already with creating tutorials and loving every second of it! Afterall, teaching others how to craft is my passion. :)
You can download the FREE step-by-step tutorial for the layout by clicking here: Head Over Heels "Oh Darling" Layout by Tania Willis
Enjoy, and I'll catch you back here soon!
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Monday, November 25, 2013
This year, I'm thanking friends and family with these mixed-media cards featuring a delightful little paper pieced turkey using layers of basic punched shapes using a variety of my Fiskars punches.
First, punch both scalloped circles and regular circles, in graduating sizes, making sure that the colors of each layer contrast with one another. It's also fun to mix up the textures and finishes of the papers you use. For example, maybe mix in some cork paper for the texture and a bit of metallic cardstock for the shine.
For my turkey, the shapes I used from largest to smallest are:
Fiskars Circle Lever Punch 4XL
Fiskars Pretty Scallops Lever Punch 4XL
Fiskars Circle Lever Punch 3XL
Fiskars Pretty Scallops Lever Punch XXL
Fiskars Round ‘N Round Squeeze Punch XL
Fiskars Round ‘N Round Squeeze Punch Large
If you don’t have these exact sizes, get creative in layering the shapes that you do have on hand. Graduated hexagons would make an adorable graphic mod turkey too! It's a darling way to celebrate the season and embellish those cards we like to gift expressing our utmost gratitude. It's even more fun when you can pull out some fun and funky colored cardstock to create your little turkey masterpieces, don't you think!?
Once my turkey was assembled with finishing details, I misted a kraft card base and layered it with washi tape and a 'thanks' banner made with punched pieces and alphabet stickers. Super easy, yet looks like you fussed over it for hours. Love those kind of projects!
You can see the full tutorial with a bit more detailed instructions on Fiskars.com by clicking here.
How many of you send Thanksgiving cards?
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Full Disclosure: The Prima Marketing, Inc. products were supplied to me free of charge for the purpose of creating this tutorial. I was not compensated in addition to the free supplies. Again, I only agree to use products that I love and would shell out my own money for.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
As a designer for Fiskars, I received some products from Prima Marketing, Inc. to pair together with Fiskars tools. I couldn’t resist putting the beautiful 12x12 stencils to use to make my own background paper for a layout.
These stencils are a nice weight and really are perfect for both scrapbooking and mixed media albums and really easy to line up and get centered on the layout as they are the full 12” wide.
To create my background, I first covered my work space to protect it from the mist overspray. Then, used the Circle Lattice stencil over a light blue textured cardstock. I then sprayed a layer of Turquoise Blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist all over. Once dry, I added light layers of Sweet Cherry, Mustard and Chartreuse Color Shine just around the edges to give more depth to the color and design. Once that was completely dry, I added some purposeful drips of mist randomly across the background by unscrewing the spritzing mechanism and letting the mist drip onto the page from the end of the uptake tube.
I couldn’t believe how perfect of a match the Say It In Crystals Hexagon Bling matched up with Fiskars Hexagon Squeeze Punches. Like so perfect you’d thing the two companies were in collaboration together in the making of these products. So, I decided that the hexagon punched shapes and the bling would be paired together as accents on the layout. They were punched from Coredinations Cardstock and then some of them even layered together on the page.
To put the page together, I layered several coordinating pieces of patterned paper on top of the stenciled background before adding two matted photos. These papers were right-aligned as to leave space along the left for embellishing with flowers, wooden icons in a box and the hexagon bling, all by Prima Marketing, Inc.
Flowers: Cabriole – Lavender
Wooden Icons In A Box: Birds and Owls
Wooden Icons In A Box: Leaves and Mushrooms
Say It In Crystals Hexagon Bling
Full Disclosure: The Prima Marketing, Inc. products were supplied to me free of charge for the purpose of creating this tutorial. I was not compensated in addition to the free supplies.