Unbutton Your Mind Art Journal Page

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with a art journal page I create using Eileen Hull’s Vintage Damask Stamp Set and Button’s Cards and More Stamp Set. I also used one of the bodies from the Paper Dolls Manly Printables and the butterfly wings from the Extravagant Paper Dolls Printables. Let’s get started!

I placed the button card stamp onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with a Brown Ink and stamped onto a piece of Cream Cardstock. The Damask Stamp I completed the same steps as with the button card stamp but stamped onto a piece of Navy Cardstock.

Next I used an assortment of embossing powders to “grudge up” the damask image.

I cut a piece of patterned cardstock slightly larger than the stamped images. I adhered the damask and button card images onto the patterned cardstock.

I fussy cut out a body, crown and butterfly wings and before placing onto the page I adhered buttons with cording to the button card. I glued the butterfly wings to the body and added Foam Pop Dots and placed onto the page. Next two buttons together and adhered where the head should be on the body. I finished by gluing the crown to the head, printing and cutting out the “Unbutton Your Mind” sentiment to the page.

If you haven’t stopped by Eileen’s blog lately stop by and see what the Inspiration and Educator Teams have been up to. You can find the latest posts HERE, HERE and HERE.

Supplies

Makers Forte/Eileen Hull: Vintage Damask Stamp Set

Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Button’s Cards and More Stamp Set

Paper Dolls Manly Printables

Extravagant Paper Dolls Printables

MISTI Stamping Tool

Brown Ink

Cream Cardstock

Navy Cardstock

Embossing Powders

Heat Tool

Embossing Ink Pad

Foam Pop Dots

Patterned Cardstock

Paper Cutter

Scissors

Buttons

Cording

Zip Dry Adhesive

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is great and enjoy creating!

The Bloom House

Hi everyone! I am back with a fun little project I created for ClearSnap!

I placed the House/Pocket Stitchlit Diecut on top of the Watercolor Paper and placed in between cutting plates and run through a Diecut Machine. I cut out two House/Pocket diecuts. I placed watercolor paper on top of the smaller “wall” of the Box, Make It 3D Diecut (retired) and placed in between cutting plates and run through diecut machine. I cut out two walls diecuts. I inked the Jumbo Crackle Background Rollagraph (I couldn’t find a link for the Rollagragh but found this CrackleBackground Molding Mat…same design) with Top Boss Clear Embossing Stamp Pad (Jumbo Handle doesn’t need ink cartridge) and roll over both house diecuts and “wall” diecuts. I applied White Embossing Powder, shook off excess and set with a Heat Tool.

I inked an Art Dauber with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink and applied ink to both houses and wall diecuts. Next I loaded an art dauber with Palomino Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and randomly apply to both the houses and walls diecuts. I adhered walls to the inside edges of house diecuts. 

I cut a piece of watercolor paper 1 1/2″x7″ and fold in half and inked a glass tray with Palomino and Cattail Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks, add water to both inks and painted both sides of the 1 1/2″x7″ watercolor paper. 

I inked the edges of roof with Platinum Pigment Ink and glued to the top of the house.

I placed the Textured White Cardstock on top of the Beaded Oval Diecut. Then placed between cutting pads and run through diecut machine. I loaded an Art Dauber with Mini Watermelon Classic Pigment Ink and inked edges of diecut. Next I inked an art dauber with Palomino Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink and lightly ink over whole diecut and adhered to the front of the house diecut.

I inked a scalloped circle and circle punches with Mini Watermelon Classic Pigment Ink and added to the center of the diecut on front of house. I adhered a flower punch to the center of punches, adhered a sequin and gem to the center of flower. I printed from computer the word “BLOOM”, cut out and ink edges with Mini Watermelon Classic Pigment Ink and added to house. I tied a bow from pink thread and adhere underneath flower diecut on the front of house.

Next I cut a 3″x5 3/4″ piece of watercolor paper and rounded the corners of paper with a Corner Rounder. I loaded an art daubers with Shamrock, Citronella and Palomino Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks and randomly inked over the watercolor paper. 

I loaded a paint brush with water and “paint over”  the inked paper and once dry adhered to the “tabs” on the bottom of house.

I placed textured white cardstock on top of Flowers Journaling Card Diecut and placed between two cutting plates and run through diecut machine. Next I cut a leaf from crinoline fabric using the same steps as used to cut out the flowers diecut.

I inked an art dauber with Mini Watermelon Classic Pigment Ink and inked the edges of two of the flower diecuts. Next I inked both the larger and smaller flower diecuts with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink. Next I inked the  crinoline fabric leaf diecut with Shamrock Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink. 

I shaped and adhered the flowers together and add leaf to the back of flower. I looped thread several times and create a messy bow and adhere to the corner of the house along with the flower and leaf and added a Glossy Dot to the center of flower before adhering to the house. 

I added a pre-made flower to the backside of the handmade flowers. I also shaped stem with a small wooden dowel.

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
I would also like to submit this project for the following challenge:

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes #382-#383


SUPPLIES USED:
ColorBox: Jumbo Crackle Background Rollagraph (CrackleBackground Molding Mat…same design )
ColorBox: Jumbo Handle Self Inking ( No cartridge used)
ColorBox: Art Dauber
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Box, Make It 3D Diecut (retired)
Scraps of Patterned Cardstock
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Glass Tray
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Beaded Oval Diecut
Pink and Main: Rainbow Glossy Dots
Sequin
Pink and Mint GreenThread 
Scrap of Crinoline Fabric
Various Punches (Flower, Circle, Scalloped Circle) 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Mini Spring Junk Journal

Hi everyone and happy first day of Spring! I want to share a mini Spring junk journal that I created with all my leftover from my past projects that I created for ColorBox. No need to throw the extras away just add them to another project and that is what I done. 😀
Before I get started in telling how and what I used on each page…four page total…I cut and bound each page with I laid each page on top of the Movers and Shapers Book Binding Diecut with Base Tray (retired) and ran through the Diecut Machine

The cover/page one is cut from Matboard using the Books and Pages, Trinket Box and Frame Diecut and embossed with the Waffle Embossing Folder (retired). I inked the glass tray with Tutu Blends Ink, add water to ink, load paint brush and painted the front of the frame/cover and let dry. I lightly inked over and around the edges of the cover with Blush Metallic Pigment Ink.

I inked two Art Daubers, one with Canary and one with Apricot Inks from the Enchantment Petal Point Inks and ink two matboard flowers with one of each inks. I let both flowers dry. I placed the leaf sprig stamp from the Thankful Clear Stamp Set onto the MISTI Stamping Tool and inked with Mint Ink from the Enchantment Petal Point Inks and stamp onto a piece of Textured White Cardstock. I fussy cut the stamped image out. Next I placed a brad in the center of both flowers and add leaf sprigs to back of flower before adhering to the cover.

The inside cover I inked an Art Dauber with Rose Premium Dye Ink, inked a butterfly punch and once dry I adhered to the inside cover. I also added a gem to butterfly.

The front of page two I inked the Crackle Background Rollagraph (I couldn’t find a link for the rollagraph but found a link for the moulding mat which is the same design just not on a roller) with Top Boss Embossing Stamp Pad and went over the Watercolor Paper page.I applied White Embossing Powder and set with Heat Tool. Once the embossed area was cool to the touch I loaded three Art Daubers with the following inks: Dandelion Premium Dye, Glacier Lake Archival and Rosebud Classic Pigment Inks and randomly inked over the whole page.
I placed the flower stamps from the Thankful Clear Stamps onto the MISTI Stamping Tool and inked two of the flowers with Peony and one flower with Pink Inks from the Enchantment Petal Point Inks and stamped onto a piece of textured white cardstock and fussy cut both out. I punched a leaf sprig from textured white cardstock  and inked the leaves with Mint Ink from the Enchantment Petal Point Inks. I then adhered a leaf and peony colored flower to the bottom corner of page two.

The back side of page two I inked the Butterfly Words Stamp with Glacier Lake Archival Ink and stamp onto a piece of texture white cardstock, fussy cut the stamped image out and adhered to backside of page two. I added a bit of trim and a button to butterfly.

The front of page three I adhered a circle and strip of patterned cardstock to coffee sleeve. I lightly watercolored a flower diecut with Tutu Blends Ink and while still damp, shaped with my hand and let dry. I added a brad to center of flower and two leaves before adhering to page.

The back side of page three I placed textured white cardstock on top of the Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Diecut and inked an Art Dauber with Sky Blue Ink from Enchantment Petal Point Inks and ink edges of diecut and I adhered to the back of page three. I added a button to the top of the diecut.

For the pull out tag I inked the Tulip Watering Can Stamp with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and stamp onto a piece of watercolor paper. I inked the glass tray with Shamrock, Citronella and Heather Dyestress Blendable Dye Inks and added water to each ink and paint the tulips and leaves on the watering can. Next I fussy cut the watering can image out and adhered to tag and add clear glitter glue to image. Once dry I placed the tag inside coffee sleeve.

On page four I used a left over piece of the Tiny Dots Creative Card and adhered leftover stamped flowers, leaves and flower punches to corner of page. I added a gem to the center of one flower.

I added four Discs to each of the pages.

SUPPLIES USED:
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Tutu Blends Ink
ColorBox:Art Daubers

ColorBox/Teresa Collins: Butterfly Words Stamp

ColorBox: Tulip Watering Can Rubber Stamp

Sizzix: Matboard
Spellbinders: Long Classic Scalloped Rectangle Deicuts
Various Punches and Chipboard Diecuts
Button
Lace/Trim
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Gems
Brads
Coffee Cup Sleeve
Tag

As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.
I would like to also submit this project for the following challenges:
Mini Album Makers Challenge: March 2019
Simon Says: Monday Challenge 

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Dragonfly Photo Box

Hi everyone! I am back today with a Photo Box I created using Eileen Hull’s Stamp and Photo Storage Diecut and embossing powders by ColorBox. I started by cutting two Stamp and Photo Storage Diecut from Matboard using a Diecut Machine

I cut one of the flaps off of each diecut and placed one of the diecuts in the Floral Frame Embossing Folder and run through the diecut machine. I put the box together according to directions on the Stamp and Photo Storage Diecut packaging.
I used a hot glue gun to adhere the two diecuts together to create a box and I cut to fit three pieces of cardstock and adhere to the sides of the box. 

I adhered lace and flat back pearls to the bottom of the box. 

Next I cut two flowers from the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf Diecuts and punch leaves from the mini leaf punch and shape and adhere to the bottom of the box and add a flat back pearl to the center of the flower.

I used two dragonfly diecuts from my own personal stash and ink completely with Aquamarine Chalk Ink

After the ink dried I inked both with Top Box Clear Embossing Ink and added Copper Embossing Powder randomly on both dragonfly diecuts. 

I set the embossing powder with a Heat Tool and applied more Top Box Clear Embossing Ink and complete the same steps with the Gold Sparkle and Opalescent Clear Embossing Powders until desired effect is achieved.

I added adhesive to the center of one of the dragonfly diecuts and glue on top of the other dragonfly diecut. 

I bent the wings up on the dragonfly, adhere to the top of the photo box and add a flatback pearl to finish off the box.

This would be a perfect gift to hold wedding photos, graduate or personal photos in. Also below is links to most of the tools and supplies I used if you want to recreate this project for yourself. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

SUPPLIES USED:

Sizzix: Matboard
Sizzix/Brenda Walton:(Be Merry 2 PK Embossing Folders) Floral Frame Embossing Folder
ColorBox:(Surf’s Up Chalk Ink Set ) Aquamarine Chalk Ink
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Flatback Pearls
Lace
Thanks so much for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

ClearSnap: Peace, Joy and Love Tag

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great New Year’s Day! I’m back with a tag I had originally created for Christmas but I figured it could pass as a wintery tag too.

I started by inking a glass tray with Fruit Punch Dyestress Blendable Dye Ink, adding water to ink and placing the tag into the ink mixture. Once the Tag is completely covered with ink I removed and let dry. I inked the Swirls Molding Mat with Peony Ink from the Enchantment Petal Point Ink Pad and randomly stamped the tag with the Swirls Molding Mat. I cleaned the molding mat and inked with the Mint Ink from the Enchantment Petal Point Ink Pad and randomly stamp the tag.

I placed the Snowflake Stamp from the Cookies Clear Stamps onto the Acrylic Block and ink with Clear Top Boss Embossing Stamp and stamp the snowflake several times onto the tag. Add Opalescent Embossing Powder and set with a heat tool. I stamped more Snowflakes with Clear Top Embossing Pad and add White Embossing Powder and set with a Heat Tool.

I placed the words “Peace”, “Joy” and “Love” from the Cookie Clear Stamp Set onto an acrylic block and inked with Mint Ink from the Enchantment Petal Point Ink Pad. Next I stamped onto a piece of White Cardstock, cut out and edges each word with Mint Ink.
I placed the amp stamp onto the acrylic block, inked with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink, stamped onto a piece of cardstock and fussy cut the amp stamped image out.

I adhered the “Peace”, “Joy”, “Love” and amp images onto the tag and added sequins to the centers of each of the white embossed snowflakes. As always if you have questions please let me know.

I cut three 8 inch pieces of white and aqua lace and aqua cording and tied off all pieces at the top of the tag with white twine I glued a button to the lace and cording.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Snowflake Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone! I’m back today a quick gift card holder project for Christmas! If you are into all things glitter but don’t like the mess. I am going to show you how to use embossing powder over a piece of cardstock to give it that sparkly effect.


I started by punching a snowflake from mint green cardstock. I covered the snowflake completely with Clear Top Boss Embossing Stamp Pad and applied Opalescent  Embossing Powder to the snowflake and set with the Heat Tool.



I inked a snowflake stamp from the Home for Christmas Clear Stamps with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of White Cardstock. I punched the snowflake out with a Circle Punch and applied adhesive to the center of the stamped snowflake and sprinkled Winter Frost Glitter onto the image and gently shook off the excess. 


I cut from patterned cardstock the following cardstock strips: 1 7/8″x2 1/2″, 1/2″x2 1/2″ and 1/8″x2 1/2″  and adhered all cardstock strips to the front of the Mini Bag.

I adhered the snowflake circle to the center of the larger snowflake, added sequins, a flat back pearl to the center of the snowflake and glued the larger snowflake to the bag. I folded the flap over and add a mini clothes pin to the top of the bag. This will keep the gift card safely in place until  it is ready to be given as a gift. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

    Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating! 

    Give Thanks Tag

    Hi everyone! I wanted to share a quick tag I created for Thanksgiving. I had a lot of bits and pieces laying around for this project and it only took about an hour for me to create…this generally not the case when I make something. 😁I alway have leftover inks when I am creating other project so I grab a blank tag and lay the tag in the mixture and put it off to the side and let dry. So I now have something for later on to use as my base for a project and it is such a time saver too.

    I embossed the tag with the Gridlock Embossing Folder and lightly inked over the embossed area with Nutmeg Blends Ink. I added banners that I had cut from patterned cardstock and a couple of circle punches to the top of the tag. I found this little girl and turkey image on the internet and printed and fussy cut. I added pop dots to the back and placed off to the side of the center of the tag.
    I printed the “Give Thanks” sentiment from the computer and “Celebrate” sentiment I cut from a piece of cardstock. I inked the edges of the sentiments before adhering them to the tag. I had a leftover leaf sprig I had stamped from the Thankful Stamp Set. I had inked the sprig with Clear Top Boss Embossing Pad and applied Copper Embossing Powder but for the past project I was working on I didn’t like the way it looked so I didn’t use it. But for the this project I thought it added a nice touch to the cording, flower and buttons that I added to the corner of the tag. I glued another button to the top of the tag and finished by added lace to the top of the tag. 

    I would like to submit this project for the following challenge:

    Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Weeks #362-#363
    As always thanks for stopping by and I hope your thanksgiving is wonderful and you get to spend it with people you love! Also enjoy creating!

    For You Gift Card Holder

    Hi everyone and Happy Friday! I want to share a quick gift card holder I created.

    I started by folding a piece of 6″x12″ patterned cardstock in half and place slightly below the cut line of the House/Pocket Stitchlit and ran through the diecut machine. I adhered each side together to create a pocket.

    I cut two roofs, two windows, one half window, one door and one chimney diecuts from patterned cardstock. I backed all windows with vellum before adhering to the house/pocket stitch lit  I also adhere roof to the top of the diecut. Before adding the door cut another piece of cardstock slightly larger than the door and adhere behind the door before adding to the house/pocket. Also add a sequin and a glossy dot to the door.

    I cut another house/pocket but cut sides down so it will fit into the pocket. I adhered the chimney diecut to the pull out and cut and add a patterned cardstock mat to pull out. 

    Next I cut a Book Plate and Book Plate Frame Diecuts from patterned cardstock and adhered the frame on top of the book plate. I snapped together the words “For” and “You” from the Max Stamp Pegz Letter Set and inked with Leather Ink and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock. I cut out each letter and adhere to the book plate.

    I inked a glass tray with ColorBox Blends Frog Ink and added water. I laid one leaf sprig  from the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecut. and removed and let dry.

    I inked the leaf sprig completely with Top Boss Clear Embossing Pad and applied Opalescent Embossing Powder to the whole leaf sprig and set with heat tool.

    I punched two different size circles from a piece of patterned cardstock and adhere the smaller circle on top of the larger circle. I cut two medium flowers and one small flower from Crinoline fabric using the Journaling Cards, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts. I applied a dot of adhesive in the center of both medium flowers and placed one of the flowers on top of the other flower and pinched both flowers in the center and shape.

    I inked the glass tray with  Pink Chalk Ink, add water and cover the small flower with ink mixture. Once dry I added a mini gem to the center of the flower and adhere to the center of the larger flower and glued the flower and leaf sprig to the circle tag. I created a bow with cording and adhere underneath the flower on the circle tag. I punched a hole at the end of the book plate, circle punch and the top of the house pocket and added cording to the book plate and circle and tie to the top of the of the house pocket.

    The last step to completing the gift card holder I cut two Bookmark Diecuts from patterned cardstock, put together according to directions  and added to pull out. This will hold the gift card in place. There you have it! You can change the theme of the gift card holder to a gingerbread house, beach house, haunted house, etc. You are only limited by your imagination. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

    I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:

    Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge #360-#361

    Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

    Fall Tea Cup

    Hi everyone and Happy November! I want to share an Autumn themed tea cup I created for ClearSnap! 

    I started by printing out a Tea Cup Printable from Layers of Color which is found on Pinterest. I printed on burnt orange cardstock and fussy cut tea cup and saucer images out and adhered all pieces together, including a paper doily that I added to the sauce before adhering to the cup. I also glued a small wadded piece of tissue paper to the bottom of the tea cup.

    I cut Millinery Leaves Diecuts from white cardstock and inked the glass tray with the following ColorBox Blends Inks: Melon, Frog, Golden, Sunshine and Nutmeg. I added water to each ink and applied the ink mixture randomly to each leaf diecut.

    While the leaves were still a little damp I shaped with my hand and let dry.

    I adhered lace around the top of the tea cup and added dry moss inside the cup.

    Once the leaves where dry I shaped and inked the edges of each leaf with Top Boss Embossing Powder Stamp Pad. I added Copper Embossing Powder to each of leaf diecut and set with a heat tool. I completed the same steps for each Golden Sparkle and Opalescent Embossing Powders as I did the Copper Embossing Powder.

    I adhered the leaves inside tea cup along with mini pumpkins and mini pine cones. I finished by placing tulle and cording as a filler between mini pumpkins and mini pine cones. Now are you ready to create one for yourself? 😀 As always if you have any question please let me know.

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

    ClearSnap: Autumn Leaves Shaker Tag

    Hi everyone! I back after being in Nashville for a few days awaiting the arrival of my grandson. He was born on the 3rd and lets say I am completely in love with this little guy! I can’t wait to make another trip soon for more snuggles. 💖 


    Even though here in the South it always seems we will never see cooler weather…we still have temperatures in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s…I decided to create an autumn shaker tag.


    I started by placing the Leave and Journaling Diecut on the cutting pad and one Foam Adhesive Sheet on top of the diecut and place other cutting pad on top and run through diecut machine. I completed the same steps with patterned cardstock instead of foam adhesive.I removed the leaves diecuts from the center of the journaling diecuts, foam adhesive and patterned cardstock. I removed the leaves center diecut from the center of the   journaling card diecut and cut one diecut from patterned cardstock.
    I peeled the backing from foam adhesive and place the solid journaling card diecut on top of the foam. I placed an assortment of micro beads and sequins into each leave and cut a piece of acetate/clear packaging to cover the front of the shaker tag. I peeled the backing carefully from the foam so the beads and sequins won’t fall out and placed the acetate/packaging onto the foam.



    Next I adhered the patterned cardstock leaves diecut on top of the acetate/packaging and added jute cording around the outer edge of the shaker tag.



    I cut leaves from watercolor paper with the Leaves Diecut. I inked a glass tray with Coral, Dandelion and Leather Premium Dye Inks and add water to each color. I placed two of the leaves into the ink mixture until desired effect is achieved. While the leaves were still wet  I shaped and let dry.



    Once the leaves were dry I applied the Top Boss Clear Embossing Stamp Pad to the edges of the leaves and applied Copper Embossing Powder to stamped edges and set with the heat embossing tool.



    I completed the same steps for both Gold Sparkle and Opalescent embossing powders as I as done with the copper embossing powder.


    I adhered both leave diecuts to the top of the shaker tag and added cording to the button and adhere the middle of the leave diecuts. As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.



    I would also like to submit this project for the following challenges:

    Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: #354-#355
    Crafter’s Castle: Challenge #10



    Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!