All posts filed under: Technique Lover’s Challenge

Latte Love

A latte love CAS style! A little paper piercing freehand here for the “steam” … The coffee cups are stamps from MFT Hot Stuff! Ribbon: Stampin’ Up! chocolate chip CHALLENGE: Stampin’ Royalty: KISS (keep it simple sweetie) Thanks a latte for stopping by!! Deena

A Holiday Tag Card

Just a quick share today…I made another easel card, you can find the tutorial HERE. If you have never made one of these don’t worry they’re not difficult.  It just sounds a bit confusing.  Really all there is to it is a top fold card, and a separate card front the same size as the base card.  Score the card front in the middle so it can fold down and support the other separate card front. The bottom half of the separate card front piece is adhered to the bottom half of the original card (front).  When you open the card you fold the original card front down so the separate card front stands up. Tuck it behind the button adhered to the inside of the card to hold it open  like an easel.  Clear as mud right?  lol.  I think once you look at the tutorial and read what I’ve written here it should make sense! Thanks for stopping! Have a creative day!

A Beary Merry Christmas

Today’s technique challenge on SCS was to make an easel card.  I love this style card!!  Penny has shared her tutorial for us HERE.  I decided to make a Christmas card, after all what better kind of card is there to display and use as a decoration after receiving?  It  was so fun to make and not difficult.  If you have any questions about how I made it, ask away, but I think if you look at the tutorial you’ll see how easy it is! Also, if you haven’t already heard…I’ve been asked to be a Custom Crops designer!!  I’m so excited about this, as you all know how much I love to write my own picture tutorials right here on my blog, now I will be writing some exclusive to Custom Crops too!  I have my first two projects up on CUSTOM CROPS with detailed tutorials and lots of pictures!  So have a look and please  leave me a comment…I soooo appreciate your support!!  This is my first time and I can’t help but …

Back to School backpack

This little backpack was inspired by the SCS tutorial .  As some of you know, I’m not one to use templates, as I’d rather fuss around with my own, or try something that I think might make my life easier.  So, for this backpack I made the main body of the backpack using an envelope bag which I find super simple to do.  I think the shape of it looks much like the backpack bag.  I followed the SCS tutorial for the front pouch, and ribbon ties at the top and back. I will be giving this with a little gift tucked inside, to the French tutor we had for my son over the summer.  She’s been really wonderful! Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!!

Sun Fun!

Well, the sun sure hasn’t been out much here in Montreal this summer!! 😦  It has been raining  so much, and today it was actually cold!!  I mean put on your fall sweaters cold!!!  Yuck.   It is going to be a really long summer break with my two young boys at home if this weather keeps up!! There really is only so much we can (and want) to do indoors!!  I want SUN!!! So, I’m creating my own summer through my cards! lol.  Lots of yellow for sun, and todays card is pure beach fun!  Yesterday’s technique was the faux grid.   I thought the Life’s a Breeze set would work well with it and this is the result!  Wouldn’t this be a fun tile around a pool? I used whisper white on pacific point card stock for the base.   I made my grid lines at 1/2″ intervals.  The square panel with the boat stamped on it is mounted on pacific point cs and popped up on dimensionals.  The other stamps just look like they …

A Butterfly Bag

Hi all!!  I hope everyone had a good weekend! I certainly did!  I went to see OVO, the Cirque du Soleil show, and it was fantabulous!!!  If you have not seen a Cirque show, you just have to!!   The next time you have the opportunity to see one, I strongly encourage you to go.  You will come out with a smile, once you’ve lifted your jaw off the floor that is!! You will be in awe of the performers, I guarantee you!!   I have seen 5 different Cirque performances and I have enjoyed them all immensely. Really. O.k  now for today’s craft. Or should I say yesterdays? Well, it was for the technique lover’s challenge on SCS on Monday, which was to make this cute butterfly bag/box.  The template is available here.  Qbee was so kind to share it and it is not a difficult one, so go get it, and give it a try! I traced the template onto cardstock, since my dang printer won’t let me print directly onto cs.  Then I traced …

You’re a Hoot!

Hi everyone!!  I hope all my U.S  friends had a good long weekend!! Todays technique lovers challenge on SCS was to make a hinged card, so I thought I’d give it a try as I have seen these around, but had never given it a try!  I finally jumped on  the OWL TREND  bandwagon and bought a cute set from Hampton Art last week.  I know…I’m weak!!!  But aren’t they cute???  I also made a stationery set of note cards for everyday use with the other owl in the set, that I will show you all tomorrow.   Let me know what you think. I used Urban Oasis dp from Stampin’ Up! , Kraft, and whisper white.  I embossed the kraft paper using Forest Branches folder in my cuttlebug.  The owl is cut out and popped up on foam adhesive.   If you want a good tutorial on how to make a hinged card like this, go HERE.   It’s easy!! Have a creative day all!!

An Easter Basket

Easter is one of my favorite Holidays, it’s right up there with Christmas for me! I love having Easter egg hunts for my boys and I always decorate my table with bunny treats and baskets. Easter really is coming up soon, and I will have my Sister in Law and her daughter for a visit over the Holiday, so I wanted to get started on some table decorations.  I always like to set a pretty Easter table the night before, so everyone sees it Easter morning, with special treats  in their spots at the table. The Technique Challenge on Splitcoast was to make Easter Baskets using Waltzingmouse’s template she kindly shared with everyone.  You can get her template and tips on her lovely blog. For this basket, I didn’t follow her template exactly.  I measured out my own so the base would be 4″ by 2″ (I’m not sure what hers is)  and made and cut my own template.  But the idea and shape of the basket came completely from Waltzingmouse so the credit is …

Glitter like you mean it!

Today’s technique challenge on SCS is to use tacky tape (red strip) and glitter to make your own background, or element, on your card.  This was a lot of fun!  I don’t use glitter often, but maybe I will after this. I used two widths of tape and two shades of Martha Stewart Ocean glitter on Baja Breeze cs. Want to try it too? Just line up your strips of double sided tape, without taking the top protective layer off, until you have taped down the area of paper you want to glitter.  Make sure you have a scrap piece of paper under your work area to catch the glitter that you will shake off. Pulling off one protective strip , cover it in glitter and use your finger to gently pat it down.  Then, tap the remaining glitter off your paper.  If you are using a different color of  glitter, tap the glitter that you caught on your scrap paper, back into the container.  Use a new scrap for the next color (unless you …

Wrapped and Ready!

Isn’t there something delicious about being able to see     what’s inside a box as soon as you get it? Especially when they are treats you can eat?  I just love these little clear acetate boxes! I made these when I found this Technique Lovers Challenge on Splitcoast.  Check out the gallery! It’s definitely eye candy!!  You can see the tutorial for these there as well in a pdf file.  I however, have never been very good at following directions exactly, and I always seem to change a little something here or there, so I have included my own mini tutorial showing how I made these.  They really are VERY SIMPLE to make! STEP 1.  Cut a 6″ x 6″ patterned paper of choice (or stamp your own card stock) into four 3″ x 3″ squares. This will make two acetate boxes. STEP 2.  For each box you make, score two of your 3″ x 3″ squares a half inch in on all sides. STEP 3. Cut slits up short fold lines on opposite ends of …