Wednesday, October 13, 2021

"Joy to the World Card" for Amazing Paper Grace with Tutorial Link

 Welcome to my creative space!

Today I'm sharing a festive and beautiful Christmas card featuring the fabulous Amazing Paper Grace Joy Crescent Card Builder Die Set. I've heat embossed the die cuts and created stain glass poinsettias to accent the card. 

The Amazing Paper Grace - Creative Encouragement Community Facebook group includes exclusive tutorial content. I'll be creating a mixed media tutorial there on the 13th of each month. My tutorial today includes a detailed step by step photo tutorial teaching you how to create these fabulous Stained Glass Poinsettias. If you're not a part of this fabulous and encouraging group you can join HERE.

Amazing Paper Grace provided the dies used in this project.

Close-ups
The featured elements of this card are the Amazing Paper Grace Joy Crescent Card Builder die cuts. I've embellished with 49 and Market flowers from my stash, pearls, and a jewelry piece.

***Tip*** The Joy to the World sentiment is part of a larger die cut with gorgeous scrollwork around it. I just wanted the sentiment portion, so with a few snips, I cut it away from the scrollwork with scissors.

The snowflakes are die cut from silver glitter paper using the snowflake die from the Celebrate Scrollwork Card Builder set.

The glittery design on the background is unicorn effect paste spread through a snowflake stencil then sprinkled with superfine glitter. Although it doesn't show up will in the photos, the background sparkles beautifully.

One final shot. Be sure to check out the tutorial for these Stained Glass Poinsettias in the Amazing Paper Grace - Creative Encouragement Community Facebook HERE.

Amazing Paper Grace Dies:
Amazing Paper Grace: S5-466 Joy Crescent Card Builder
Amazing Paper Grace: S5-465 Celebrate Scrollwork Card Builder

Other Supplies:
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress White Heavystock
3 Birds Studio ~ Glitter Paper Pad, 8x8" - Midday Medley Collection
3 Birds Studio ~ Glitter Paper Pad, 6x6" - Graceful Season Collection
49 and Market ~ Vintage Artistry Paper - Botanical Press 
49 and Market ~ Botanical Potpourri Flowers - Buttermilk
49 and Market ~ Botanical Blends Flowers - Buttermilk
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Baubles (no hole pearls)
Liquitex ~ Clear Gesso
Liquitex ~ White Gesso
Finnabair with Prima Marketing ~ Soft Mette Gel, Transparent
Finnabair with Prima Marketing ~ Metallique Wax - Vintage Gold
Finnabair with Prima Marketing ~ Unicorn Effect Paste
Ranger ~ Emboss It Dabber
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Alcohol Ink - Red Pepper
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Alcohol Ink - Mushroom
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Alcohol Pearls - Deception 
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Alcohol Blending Solution
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Alcohol Ink - Air Blower
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Emerald Creek ~ Embossing Powder - Verdigris Sparkle
US ArtQuest ~ Prills - Minnie Pearls
Glitter Ritz ~ Micro Fine Glitter, Transparent
Newton's Nook Designs ~ Purr-Fect Stencil - Snowfall
Metal Jewelry Piece 
Clear Plastic Acetate from Packaging
Rhinestones, clear
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
Therm O Web ~ iCraft - Purple Tape, 1 1/2"
X-Press It ~ High Tack Double Sided Tape
Tim Holtz with Tonic - Mini-Snips, 5 inches
Wagner ~ HT 400 Heat Gun


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Monday, October 4, 2021

Amazing Paper Grace October Die of the Month Blog Hop ~ Flourished Fleurit Card and Pillow Gift Box

Welcome to my creative space!

I'm so excited to be sharing my first project for Amazing Paper Grace with the Flourished Fleurit October Die of the Month.

Elegance is our go-to style at Amazing Paper Grace. We are always on the hunt for those elegant elements that you can add to a card that gives it just the right feel and appeal. This month we're head over heels for a year around a cascade of tendrils that can be snipped here and there to be used for top and bottom card decoration. Say welcome to the Amazing Paper Grace October 2021 Die of the Month - Flourished Fleurit.
 
The inspiration for Flourished Fleurit comes from looking through our stashes for just the right Rectangle or just the right Square. Guess what - Flourished Fleurit can be both. A snip here or a snip there gives just the right proportion to be a rectangle or a square. We cleverly added in sprigs of flowers so that you can cover your transitions. Hunting for elegant corners for a slimline - look no further. A snip or two has you covered.

 Here are some ideas that might inspire you to create:
 
 1.  Snip between all four corners for slimline decoration
 2.  Snip between the connecting rod and cinch for a square
 3.  Cut as a rectangle for a beautiful A7 layout with many options.

Dies for my creations today were supplied by Amazing Paper Grace.

Fall Card

Pillow Box Accessory

There are 9 dies included in the Flourished Fleurit.


I have used this gorgeous Flourished Fleurit Die of the Month set to create a fall card with mixed media accents and a delightful coordinating pillow box.

Can you believe October is already here? Cooler temperatures are arriving and the leaves are starting to turn crimson and yellow, which is my inspiration for the beautiful fall colors used to create this lovely duo. I used the larger flourish on the card as a border to a lovely scene with a sweet bird amid beautiful flowers. The card base is cut from a coordinating text paper on the fold using the large outline die for a gorgeously shaped card. I have to admit, this is the first time I've used this technique. These fabulous dies made it so easy, and I just adore how it turned out.

I enjoy creating handcrafted flowers and used the sweet flower dies included in the set to create small carnations and florals sprigs. The tips of the petals are colored with coordinating ink, then shaped before putting them together with a few stamen in the center of the carnations. I mixed them with some premade flowers from my stash and used the leaf dies to create foliage to tuck into the edges of the clusters. 

My designer tip for this project is to use a die cut as a stencil:

I adore using mixed media techniques, so got creative and die cut the center medallion from heavy cardstock (110lb) and used it as a stencil below the top cluster. I used icing paste medium, and while it was still wet, sprinkled on some extra fine glitter for lots of shimmer. Although I used a pre-colored texture paste, any kind of texture paste can be used. If you would like it to be colored, just rub a non-permanent ink pad onto a craft mat and mix a small dollop of paste into the ink to incorporate the color.

For additional texture, I used matte gel medium to adhere some prills and microbeads below the bottom cluster. 

Here are some close-ups:




Supplies:
Stamps: Close To My Heart: Say It All Occasions
Paper: 
     49 and Market: Heirloom Botanicals; Vintage Artistry
     Grafix ~ Vellum
Ink: 
     Ranger Archival Ink: Plum
     Ranger Distress Ink: Iced Spruce; Aged Mahogany; Fired Brick
Mixed Media Supplies: 
     Prima: Soft Matte Gel Medium; Rose Gold Icing Paste; White Gold Microbeads
     Prima Stencil: Wild Berries
     Superfine Glitter
     Embossing Powder: Dark Plum

For more Flourished Fleurit Inspiration:

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Flourished Fleurit, the Amazing Paper Grace October 2021 Die of the Month!


The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts during October 2021. Flourished Fleurit at the special kit club price, along with other membership perks.
 
View this month's Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! 

 
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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Shabby Fall Card for Little Birdie Crafts

Welcome to my creative space!

Fall is just around the corner. I’ve been seeing fall projects pop up on social media, so I just couldn’t resist pulling out Little Birdie’s gorgeous Woodland Stories paper and flowers with their beautiful fall colors to create a card. I've also embellished with amazing Little Birdie Primed Chipboard and mixed media products. I have a full photo tutorial with all the details on how I created this card up on the Little Birdie Crafts blog HERE. Thanks for stopping over there to leave a comment.

If you would like to see a full supply list, please scroll down.
Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at their online store.

Be sure to check out the current sales HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.

Some close-up shots:



Little Birdie Crafts Supplies

Other Supplies
US Artquest ~ Prills - Minnie Pearls
Ranger ~ Emboss It Dabber
Stampendous ~ Embossing Enamel - Aged Bronze
Emerald Creek with Seth Apter ~ Baked Velvet - Dusk (Embossing Powder)
Opaline Embossing Powder
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Repositionable Tape Runner


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~ Blessings ~

Friday, August 20, 2021

Altered Vintage Mirror with VIDEO TUTORIAL for Little Birdie Crafts

 
Welcome to my creative space!

I found a tarnished and chipped mirror in a thrift store. It had seen better days, but I just adored the intricate design on the back and thought it would be a lovely base for a project. I used Little Birdie Gesso and Multi-Surface Paints to give it new life. It’s decorated with amazing flowers from the Celebrate Life, Shabby Chic, and Fairy Sparkle collections along with Primed Chipboard pieces and a clock cut with the Timekeeper die set.

Close-up photos and more details can be found on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog HERE.
Thanks for stopping over there if you have a chance to leave a comment.

If you would like to see a full supply list, please scroll down.
Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at their online store.

Be sure to check out the current sales HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.

I hope you’ll join me to view this video tutorial and explore how to create this gorgeous textured background, alter little birdie chipboard and die cut pieces with embossing powder, layer butterflies to build depth, arrange gorgeous little birdie flowers for this sweet floral cluster, and add sparkling texture.

Enjoy!


Little Birdie Crafts Supplies

Other Supplies
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Chitchat
Pearl Flourish ~ Pink
Beaded Stamen ~ White
Sequins and Crystal Gems in pink, clear, blue, Aqua
Aqua Beads
US Artquest ~ Prills - Minnie Pearls
Mini Microbeads ~ White Gold
Stampendous ~ Embossing Enamel, Shabby Pink
Ranger - Emboss It Dabber
Repositionable Tape Runner
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Ranger ~ Multi Medium, Matte
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
Marvy ~ Jewel Picker
Ranger ~ Heat it Craft Tool
Wagner ~ HT 400 Heat Gun


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~ Blessings ~
















Friday, August 6, 2021

Mixed Media Butterfly with VIDEO TUTORIAL for Little Birdie Crafts also using Brusho Powders and Dollar Tree MDF Butterfly

 

Welcome to my creative space!

I just adore the teals and blues in the gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts Song of the Sea collection along with the fabulous seaside images. I've featured this collection on this summery card. 
I'm recovering from the flu and wasn't able to complete a video for this project (It's not easy to do vocals for video when talking results in coughing. lol)  

Close-up photos and more details can be found on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog HERE.
Thanks for stopping over there if you have a chance to leave a comment.

If you would like to see a full supply list, please scroll down.
Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at their online store.

Be sure to check out the current sales HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.

I hope you’ll join me to view this video tutorial and explore how create a gorgeous textured background, use stamps and dies to make sweet embellishments, develop a lovely patina finish on chipboard, color odds and ends leftovers to achieve a cohesive look, and add texture with microbeads and glitter.

Enjoy!


Little Birdie Crafts Supplies
Crackle Paste
Sisal Fibre - Natural

Other Supplies
Dollar Tree ~ MDF Butterfly
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Clippings Sticker Book
Crochet Cotton Lace ~ Natural
Bee Charm (Amazon)
Bits and Pieces from my Scrap Jar
Colourcraft Brusho Colors ~ Grey; Purple
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Watering Can
Ranger ~ Distress Oxide Ink - Hickory Smoke
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink: White
BeadCraft Jewellery Essentials White Pearls
Stampendous ~ Glass Glitter - Bronze
Microbeads ~ Copper
Gina K Designs with Therm o web ~ Die Set - Decorative Tag Set
Blue Fern Studios ~ Clear Stamp - Halftone
BoBunny ~ Clear Stamp - It Is Written
Ranger ~ Multi Medium - Matte
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue


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~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

"Embrace the Journey" Summery Card for Little Birdie Crafts

 Welcome to my creative space!

I just adore the teals and blues in the gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts Song of the Sea collection along with the fabulous seaside images. I've featured this collection on this summery card. 

I'm recovering from the flu and wasn't able to complete a video for this project (It's not easy to do vocals for video when talking results in coughing. lol)  I do have a full photo tutorial over on the Little Birdie Blog. I hope you'll hop over there for the details and leave some love while you're there. You can view the post HERE.

If you would like to see a full supply list, please scroll down.
Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at their online store.

Be sure to check out the current sales HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.

Here are a few close-up photos:



Tim Holtz with Idea Iology ~ Small Talk
Starfish Beads
Distress Ink ~ Peacock Feathers; Salty Ocean; Faded Jeans; Speckled Egg
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Glaze
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Spray - Speckled Egg
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Glue
Double Sided Tape
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue


Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Tracey

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Masculine Airplane Card with Faux Metal Gears with VIDEO TUTORIAL for Little Birdie Crafts

 Welcome to my creative space!

My dad served in the Air Force, so when I saw this fabulous vintage airplane in Little Birdie Crafts Classic Gentleman collection, I knew I would be creating a card for him featuring this amazing paper. I combined this gorgeous airplane image with industrial embellishments. Some are metal and some are diecut from chipboard with the Cogs and Wheels die set that have been transformed with metallic paints into grungy metallic beauties with a patina finish.

The metal embellishments are from Tim Holtz and the Dad sentiment is embossed with Tim's Typewriter 3-D Texture Fade which are so perfect for the industrial vibe I wanted to achieve. Distress Ink is used to enhance add patina to the background paper.

Close-up photos and more details can be found on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog HERE.
Thanks for stopping over there if you have a chance to leave a comment.

Little Birdie Crafts is having a huge sale at their online store with their best prices
of the year along with FREE worldwide shipping on orders over $99.
Check out the sale HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.

I hope you'll join me to view this video tutorial and explore how to add thin borders to image blocks and backgrounds, create a grungy typeset title, use metallic paints to transform diecut chipboard gears into faux metal beauties and to create a patina finish then add grungy texture to take this masculine card to the next level.

Enjoy!


Little Birdie Crafts Supplies

Other Supplies
Thin Kraft Chipboard
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Metallic Kraft Stock: Champagne
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Sprocket Gears
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~  Mini Gears; Adornments - Stars
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~  Compass Coins
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Salvaged Patina
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Salvaged Patina
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~  Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~  Pumice Stone
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ 3-D Texture Fades - Typewriter
US Artquest ~ Prills - Gilt Trip
Microbeads ~ Bronze
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
X-Press It ~ High Tack Double Sided Tape
Wonder Tape - Foam Tape



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~ Blessings ~

Monday, June 14, 2021

Summery Slimline Floral Card with VIDEO TUTORIAL for Little Birdie Crafts

 

Welcome to my creative space!

Summer is just around the corner and those warm (hot) temperatures have arrived along with beautiful vibrant flowers coming into full bloom which inspired me to pull out the gorgeous Boho Dreams collection filled with amazing yellows, corals, and pinks!! 

Slimline cards are trending these days, so I thought I'd use this popular format to create this summery card filled with gorgeous Little Birdie flowers, chipboard, and mixed media products.

Close-up photos and more details can be found on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog HERE.
Thanks for stopping over there if you have a chance to leave a comment.

Little Birdie Crafts is having a huge sale at their online store with their best prices of the year along with FREE worldwide shipping on orders over $99.
Check out the sale HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.


I hope you'll join me to view this video tutorial and explore how to use paints and waxes to beautifully color resin, add a lovely finish to chipboard with embossing enamel, arrange gorgeous flowers and embellishments to fill a slimline card while creating dimension, and add sparking texture to flowers. 



Other Supplies
Zuri Designs ~ Dragonfly Wings (Affiliate Link)
Amazing Casting Resin - White
Lace ~ Gold
Ice Resin ~ German Glass Glitter Shards - Primrose
USArtquest ~ Mini Prills - Go ManGo
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel: Shabby White
Ranger - Emboss It Dabber
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ EZ Dots Repositionable
Wonder Tape - Foam Tape

 
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~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

"New Beginning" Mixed Media Canvas with VIDEO TUTORIAL for Little Birdie Crafts

Welcome to my creative space!

I simply adore the colors in the gorgeous Little Birdie Birds and Berries collection ranging from pinks to purples with lovely touches of green. I have used the ephemera pack along with flowers from this collection along with beautiful Little Birdie chipboard, more flowers from other collections, a fabulous stencil, and mixed media products to create this cheery layered canvas. 

Close-up photos and more details can be found on the Little Birdie Crafts Blog HERE.
Thanks for stopping over there if you have a chance to leave a comment.

If you would like to see a full supply list, please scroll down.
Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at their online store.

Be sure to check out the current sales HERE.

Use code TRACEY05 for a 5% discount.

I receive a small commission at not cost to you.

I've created a full project video with voice instructions including how to:
  • Create a textured background with Grainy Texture Paste, Stencil, & Color Splash Mist
  • Build Layers with chipboard, ephemera, flowers, and molded pieces
  • Use Metallic Paint to highlight chipboard and resin clocks
  • Color chipboard with sprays
  • Create a grungy finish on molded pieces with paints and Metallic Wax
  • Use white gesso to soften colors
  • Add beaded texture to the flowers and background
Enjoy!




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~ Blessings ~