Only two weeks until Father's Day is celebrated here in the US. This project was inspired after a stroll through some images on Pinterest.
All cuts were made using the eclips2. The eCal3 software and library provided a few of the basic shapes (triangle, tie, tag) used. Lots of digital paper and themed cards were used (Carte Postale, Carta Bella - Our Family, Lori Whitlock Life Cards, MSC Moustaches, and a free download for the library card digital) and the Print 2 Cut feature in eCal made it so easy to fill the shapes, print and cut.
Close ups of a few of the pieces below:
Lots of fun and a relatively quick project to mat and put together.
Thanks for dropping by. Hoping you've scheduled some creative time this weekend. Enjoy and nurture your creative spirit this week.
Just a quick stop this week.... The Sizzix eclips/eCal Facebook page is having a challenge this week -- Fall theme using some word art. Here's what I came up with.
I've been wanting to use the Pedestal Sign Wood Knot kit from My Scrap Chick for a while. It's perfect for this FB challenge. I used IMPACT font and filled the letters with a fall leaf image I have in my image folder. Choose any script font you have to complete the thought. Make sure you set that font to print 2 Cut Print if you don't want to do the elips method on your project. I used a little white ink on the edges, added a little light brown to the edges as well. I also added some rice in the base for a little more weight and balance.
You'll need: Pedestal Wood knot Sign MyScrapChick) 12 x 12 cardstock Electronic Cutting machine and software (Sizzix eclips2, eCal3) glue (Lineco book binding glue) rice (optional)
**We're getting ready to do a little re-configuring in the craft studio downstairs. Fingers crossed it's done in a couple of weeks and I'll be able to work again down there after we put some carpeting in, add a couple more outlets and lights. And maybe we'll also get have the plumbing quote. It would be delightful to have a sink and water readily available instead of having to trek up and down the stairs frequently. **
We're getting closer and closer to having the space ready for classes in January. YIPPEE!
but Halloween IS just around the corner and I thought I would get an early start with some fun ideas sparked by a recent browse through a cross stitch catalog.... here's a peek at two projects I've been working on. More details to follow in a future post.
Both of these projects were made using Sizzix eclips2, SCAL5 PRO and eCal software. Color added using the eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers. So much fun and the hats are from MyScrapChick.com (Witch Hat Treat Box) and the shoes from SVGCuts (Hazel's Wicked Witch Crafts SVG Collection).
Been a little quiet around here.... but I've been able to spend a little bit of time crafting Definitely not as much as I would like, but some.
I did want to share this with you... My Scrap Chick offered this freebie this week in their newsletter. Love it! It's quick and easy using the eclips2 and eCal2 software to cut* and a stamp and blending some inks.
*This card started from a 12 x 12 white piece of cardstock.
Hoping you have some crafting time scheduled on your calendar soon! Happy Crafting!
Okay, I have to admit I'm having a ton of fun with these little pieces of artwork featuring digital stamps from Mixed Media Supplies.... if you haven't checked out the new additions this Spring... go take a peek! .
Details for creating this ATC is nearly the same as the process I'll be sharing with you soon on the Mixed Media Supplies blog (mark May 14th on your calendar!).
I'm really enjoying these and I used a resized stacked bracket frame from My ScrapChick for a few of these. I've also designed another frame for ease in shipping using a small padded envelope that will still protect the dimension of the vellum cuts and other embellishments on the piece.
I'm hooked! What's happening in your creative space today?
Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by today. It's time to get caught up on a little crafting and I'm happy to say, it's been pretty productive.
A while back, My Scrap Chick came out with their version of some 3 D letters. They're small, portable and fold flat for storage! You can buy the letters separately or bundled. You know me, I had to have them all!
I really wanted to get them cut and put together in one sitting, so I decided to just use a single color for each letter. One 12x12 sheet will do it for each 4 inch tall letter and were cut on my Sizzix eclips and eCal2 software.
I used a stamp from the Flower Swirls Stamp Set and some black ink. It was a nice contrast on each of the panels and looks really nice. I left the back panel plain, but it could certainly be decorated.
These are simple to put together - go quickly and I used Scor-Tape to adhere all the pieces.
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I've been wanting to make these for a very long time -- and even bought the Fall Pumpkin Blocks from MyScrapChick last Fall when it came out. I LOVE that the files go together as a dimensional project so easily! Let's get started.
You'll need: 12 x 12 white cardstock (Fun Stampers Journey) Fall Pumpkin Blocks (MyScrapChick) Butterfly and flowers (unknown source) Heart (eShape store) Sizzix eclips and eCal software eBrush Tombow Markers Scor-tape Wood Grain embossing folder Cut-n-Boss Twine Glue Dots mini brads Canvas Scissors Mod Podge
Open the cutting files for the blocks. I chose to use all four blocks. Cut at the import size for the Fall Blocks and resize the flowers and butterflies as desired. The wings on the butterflies are pretty fragile so be very careful when you take them off the mat. Cut 2 of each front. One of each of the front cuts will be embossed.
Using the Wood grain folder and the cut-n-boss, emboss a front for each of the blocks.
Since all my paper started out as white, now's the time to add some color! Using the eBrush, TB marker adapter and Tombow markers, color as desired. I used a light gray for the embossed block fronts to add a little more texture. It doesn't show well in the photos, but it is there. Using shades of yellow and orange and dark gray, color the flowers and butterflies. With a pink marker, color the hearts.
Using your favorite curling tool, shape the flower petals and cup slightly. Use a brad to secure layers. I colored a small center and placed that onto the brad for a couple of flower centers. Glue the butterfly top to the bottom cut of the butterfly. Shape for a little more dimension. I added a little bit of sparkle to the edges using the clear sparkle pen from Crafters Companion.
Cut the canvas into a bunny ear shape as shown in the photo below. Protect the surface of your table with some wax paper and brush the canvas with some ModPodge to stiffen. Let dry overnight.
But the blocks together. Use the un-embossed front. Use some scraps of paper and glue to the inside top flap for a little more bulk to support the ears. Cut a slit or punch a hole in the flap. Apply the embossed front to the block. Add some whiskers using some twine. With some pop up dots, add the heart cut. Fold the canvas "ears" in half and secure in the flap.
Depending on the weight of your cardstock, you may need to add a little weight to the base. I used about 1/3 cup of rice* in a small plastic bag . Secure the top flap in place with scor-tape.
TIP: If you wanted to use these as gift bags, you certainly could. Just use removable glue dots on the top or bottom flap for ease in opening.
Secure your embellishments using glue, pop-dots and/or glue dots as desired and display!
Enjoy some time in your happy place this week! Hoping to see you again next week!
My Scrap Chick has a brand new series of stacked frames! I'm loving them and the Horizontal Frame was perfect for this project. They are simple to put together and if you don't like the beveled inside of the frame, you can change it. Easy!
Once all the pieces were cut, I used a full page embossing folder from Craftwell and the cut-n-boss to do the embossing. I cut some stars from a recycled aluminum can.
Now for more fun!
Using the ebrush and the siphon attachment I added color to each of the frame pieces using some fabric dye I had left over from another project. Set aside to dry. When dry, I assembled the frame according to the directions in the pdf file.
The stars required some color... so some acrylic paint and a bit of blue glass cleaner to "dilute" it a bit, made a perfect solution for the opaque white stars. The blue and red stars were colored using some Spectrum Noir markers. I added a star eyelet from my stash to each for a little more festive look.
The frames would be a great summer project for kids 8 and above with parental supervision. The stars have sharp edges, so paper stars might be a better idea for kids. I would love to do these with my grands... and who knows, we just might get the opportunity later this summer!
Thanks for dropping by! Hoping you'll be spending some time creating and crafting soon!