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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Guest Designer Tutorial for A Crafty Little Place

I was asked to be a guest designer for A Crafty Little Place (the new home of Die Cuts R Us) and provide a tutorial. This sounds like oodles of fun and it is a perfect time of the year to crank out some teacher gifts!

I decided that Seed Packet Cards would be perfect for Teachers and great to show my love for Spring, all things new, growth, etc.

1. Begin by printing out the seed packet template found HERE. Now this template was made for a seed packet measuring 4 1/2 inches high by 3 1/4 inches wide. You may have to adjust your dimensions but at least you have an idea of what I did.

2. Carefully cut out the template on cardstock. I used cardstock because it is thicker and provided a nice base to trace around.

3. Gather your supplies. For this project, I used Cherry Delicious Paper from Sassafrass. You can find this paper in the A Crafty Place store HERE at a terrific value. Double sided, thicker printed paper works better for this project.

4. After you have cut out the template, score the template on the dotted lines. I used my Scor Pal for this and made sure I really made crisp creases.

5. When you fold up the bottom edge, you can see that the seed pack gets a private little "pouch". I found that using the Glue Glider Pro permanent adhesive is PERFECT for the pouch. You can find that at the A Crafty Place store HERE.

6. It is now time to embellish the front of the card packet. I used my Making Memories Slice to cut out THANKS using the Words and Expressions disk. Did you know that A Crafty Place sells Slice products too? They have quite a selection to whet your appetite too. You can find them HERE. I embossed the label that I had cut using my Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder (also found in the store right HERE!).

7. Here you can see how I folded the entire thing together to make a card of sorts. The inside reads: TEACHERS PLANT SEEDS OF GREATNESS!. I added some twine to tied the cards up.

8. HEre is the finished product complete with my all time favorite DEW DROPS. A Crafty Place sells these too! They are the best added dimensionals for any project and come in so many fun colors! You can find a large selection here.

VOILA! You are complete! The total time for all of these to be done was ONE HOUR!

We would love to see your versions of the seed packets so why don't you try it out and show us what you make!

Thank you for looking and happy scrapping!

Monday, May 10, 2010

May Showers...May Flowers

This week's theme is all about Spring Flowers. I just love the smells outside this time of year So much sugar in the air, especially from the lilac trees. I knew just what I could do with the tulip shaped card that you can purchase in the Store for only 99 cents!

The Scoop:
Shaped card template (Tulip)
Craft Paper (Pink Plum collection)
Chipboard butterfly (Maya Road)
Printed vintage flower paper (from my stash)
Pettalloo flower
My Minds Eye rhinestones
Basic Grey Ribbon

You can have a chance to win a Martha Stewart 18 pack of glitters by creating a project with Spring Flowers as the theme and linking HERE at What's the Scoop.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Grow Your Tree

Did you miss the weekly freebie at What's the Scoop this past week? It was the tree trunk. There is so much you can do with just a tree trunk (really!). I had been thinking about these cards all week and finally got them together this morning thanks to a little time for me on Mother's Day....

You can pick up weekly digital freebies every Monday at What's the Scoop. Check it out for yourself! Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My Love Bug is All Buttoned Up!

I just love buttons! You can really use them on anything....from layouts, to cards, to digitals. Our shaped cards leave so much to the imagination that buttons can really help out too. Buttons can be the focal point of a scene or just part of the decoration. It isn't necessary to buy "scrapbooking" buttons either. Find some at an estate sale, a garage sale, the Goodwill in town. Buttons can be anywhere! You can even make buttons or cover up buttons with scraps of paper you have in your stash. Possibilities are endless!

This week's theme at Paper Popsicles is all about buttons. Link up your newly created project HERE to be entered into our drawing for this:

Martha Stewart Crafts Gemstone Glitters, 18 jar pack!

The Scoop:
Beetle card from the Paper Popsicle store (only 99 cents!)
Black cardstock
red cardstock
miscellaneous buttons
google eye
black ink

Check out what our designers did with buttons and a digital image from Paper Popsicles!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Love to Swap....

I love participating in swaps. There are regular swaps at Scrap That! community here and at What's the Scoop! community Here.
This month I had tags to do for each of them. For one swap, we did journalling tags:
The deets: Craft Paper (Plum Pink), Bazzill cardstock, Maya Road stamp, black ink, Dew drops, staples, ric rac.

For this next swap, we were doing birthday tags.
The deets: October Afternoon (Report Card), Heidi Swapp stamp, ink, buttons, bazzill bling pearls, ribbon, staples, flowers, rhinestones, Bazzill cardstock.

Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!