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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Glittered Background and Vellum Flower Tutorials by Jani

Look at all this wonderful glittery goodness!
It is easy to do and adds a real WOW factor to cards.

You basically need glitter, stencils, and adhesive backed paper.
(wide Score tape or adhesive sheets work too)

Take a closer look at the pattern in the glitter then
check out the video where I show you how easy it is.

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This background has an ombre technique.                                  This background was made using a stencil.
The flower is also glittered. It is an Open Flower.                          I show how to make the vellum flower on my blog.

The purple card ended up being a solid background.
The rose is glittered and I made stickpins.

Here is another card I made using the Prima Damask stencil
and my handmade Open Roses.

Jump over to my blog to see video tutorials on how to make these vellum flowers.

Supplies used for Glittered Cards

Prima Damask Stencil -(sorry, sold out)

(Stickles Dry glitter Stardust and Eucalyptus)

Supplies for Vellum Flowers


Supplies for stick pins

pearls - large or medium

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hold it All By Debi

If you are like me, your work space is always cluttered with supplies. I am always looking for my trimmer, tape and my Envelope Punch Board. For some strange reason they seem to sprout feet and walk off causing me to stop what I am doing and go look for them. While shopping one day I came across a desk mail organizer and thought, “DUH!” This is what I needed, but a bit larger. So I came up with the Hold it All. This will hold everything within reach and I wouldn’t have to go searching for it again. The Supplies you will need are:
medium weight chipboard, scor-tape, cardstock for hinges, Time Traveler paper, Lindy's Dark Chocolate Truffle spray and a Tim Holtz Knob for the drawer.

 I have done the tutorial for you and all you need to do is Click here  to get it.


Hope you will enjoy this and please be sure to share your creations with us on my blog and on the Scrapadabadoo Face Book Page

Sunday, July 20, 2014

All thing that Glitter From Jessie Banks

Hey everyone! Jessie here, with another card for you all. This time I am featuring the Tim Holtz Distress Glitter. 

I started with a piece of white cardstock and the Tim Holtz Rays stencil, this is my absolute favourite stencil! I used a pallet knife and some modeling paste through it to give it some dimention and something for the glitter to stick to . I then put Mustard Seed distress glitter on the bottom half, and Picked Raspberry on the top. 

I colored some wood veneer from my stash (I think they are from studio calico) using Distress Paint in Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry. I die cut a lable using a Spellbinders Die (Fancy Lables 3) and white embossed a Happy Birthday Sentiment that fit on the die cut. I then colored that die cut and the back pannel with Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers.  I threaded white string from my stash through the ends of the die cut and wrapped them around.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. Happy Crafting. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

PARADISE by Patti Sylvia

Hi everyone,  Here is another Scrapadabadoo design team project using the gorgeous Prima Seashore collection.
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When I start a project I typically gather my papers and all possible embellishments I want to use.  I like to sort them out using these divided trays.  It's the OCD in me but it helps to keep my brain clear to think and create.
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I was able to use an old piece I’ve had in my stash forever.  It’s from Pink Paislee Artisan collection.  I sprayed it using the Prima Color Bloom in Summer Sky.
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I then took a piece of cheesecloth and adhered it with some Golden’s light modeling paste then lightly misted with the same color bloom spray.
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After adding the modeling paste and the spray it warped my paper a little so I added some scor-tape to the back and adhered it to another sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock to help support my backgound paper.
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With my background all dried I then started with my layout design.  I started by cutting out several 1" strips of the patterned papers in various lengths overlapping them slightly.  I cut down my photo to 4.25 x 3.75 then matted it leaving a 1/8” border.
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I then started embellishing my page.  I started by threading this charm with some rope that I wrapped around the length of the page then taped it on the back.
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Next I it was time to complete the look.  I painted the seahorse that I diecut from the new Tim Holtz Sand & Sea die.  I used 3 different colors, antique linen, salty ocean and frayed burlap to give the seahorse a more realistic look. I then added some crackle accents to complete the look.
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I then went to town with embellishments.  I was going to attempt my hand at a negative space layout and thought this collection lent itself to be light and airy, but I just couldn’t leave well enough alone.  I started tucking tickets and stickers from the collection here and there.  I also scattered some flowers around  I then added some punched sand dollars using a Martha Stewart punch. I completed the page by sprinkling around some dew drops that I’ve had in my stash. It feels good to be able to use some old things in with the new.
Thank you very much for looking.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Frantage Embossed Roses by Jani

Well, I have made a lot of paper flowers.
(literally over 1,000 that I can count)
I have to say this one might be my favorite.

I wish you could see them in person because pictures just do not show how stunning these sparkling roses are.

I was playing around with the 
(which I dearly love)

It includes Royal blue glass glitter, shabby blue embossing enamel,
 royal blue embossing tinsel, silver halo glitter, and powder blue fragments.

I used the Tim Holtz Stampers Anon Damask Stamps

VersaMark ink and a black tag

I began by pouncing the tag with my magic embossing bag.
Then I stamped the largest damask  stamp in the righthand side
and embossing with clear embossing powder.

Next, I stamped the  medium damask and embossed with the

royal blue embossing tinsel.
(it sparkles :) 

Then I stamped the small damask stamp in the 
shabby blue embossing enamel.
(it has white enamel mixed with tiny gold, and blue flakes)

The tag looked pretty good so far.

The bottom of the tag needed some oomph...

Starting from the bottom up, I glued on:
A row of the blue glass glitter,
A row of the shabby blue embossing enamel that I added the powder blue fragments to.
Then a row of black bugle beads topped with
a row of the iridescent beads. 
(the black bugle beads and iridescent beads come in the Glass Beads-Black & White kit)

At this point, it just called out for a flower (or 2) LOL
I made a couple of blue Open Roses. They were pretty.
Then it dawned on be they would be even prettier with some of the shabby blue embossing enamel.
I was a little apprehensive to put something wet on the handmade flower I had just spent all that time on, but I did it anyway.

I used the clear embossing pen from Ranger and marked all over each petal.
I worked in segments to add the shabby blue mixture over it
and emboss it with my heat gun. 

So glad I took the risk because look how pretty it came out.

I embossed the second rose and added a glittery butterfly and ribbons.
(I used the blue glass glitter for the butterfly)

So here is the final result

I am loving it!

Scrapadabadoo also has the
I am thinking I need to order it too!
With all the coordinating colors and products in the kit together, you really can't go wrong.

You can also stop by my blog to see pictures of a card I made with the tag.

In the meantime,
I wonder what else I can emboss with these goodies...?
(I will keep you informed. LOL)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Time Traveler's Memories Mini Album by Jen (ozegran)

Hi everyone!

I must say I cannot get enough of this Prima Time Traveler's Memories paper line! So much so that I have made a mini album from it using the Paper Accents Pockets!

The first thing I needed to do was to cut an opening in the bottom of the pockets so I just sliced off a sliver. Then I needed to mat them. Hmmm....they have curved, scalloped edges. I took the patterned paper and placed it behind the long side of the pocket and traced the curve. I then used a craft knife to carefully cut on the traced line


Once the back was matted I had to figure out how to trace the front curve, as it curved downwards. While pondering this I decided to make two templates for these pocket curves so that I wouldn't have to go through this for every pocket. So I cut a piece of chipboard which was slightly shorter than the width of the pocket, traced both edges and cut the curve with a craft knife

Once the template was made, cutting the mats for each pocket was a piece of cake!

 I used the same curve as the back for the inside mat - this mat was only 3" long - it didn't go all the way down inside the pocket, just enough

The inside tags are a cream coloured cardstock to match the pockets and are cut to 6 3/4" x 4 1/4" (actually I cut them to 7" x 4 1/4" then cut the curve using the chipboard template exactly as I did for the matting paper). I also matted the tags on both sides

NOTE: I wanted the tags to accommodate a full sized 4"x6" photo, which is why I cut them to this size

I decided I wanted a smaller tag inside the pocket also, so I downloaded a free online graphic onto the same cream cardstock I used for the larger tags, gave it a curve also, punched a hole, set an eyelet and added some twine

Now it was time to make the covers! I cut two pieces of medium weight chipboard to 7 1/4" x 4 5/8", traced the curve using my chipboard template and cut it out to make my two outside covers. But how to cover them...they have a curved edge! I decided to cover them with the same cream cardstock as the tags

To cover the curved edge I cut shark teeth to assist with the curve and stuck them down with Scor-tape

I cut another piece of the cream cardstock, curved one edge and adhered it to the other side. This one I kept for the back cover

For the front cover I just adhered a piece of the cream cardstock to one side of the chipboard cover, then cut around it with my craft knife

Then I had the bright idea to punch holes all around the perimeter of the front cover using my Tim Holtz ruler and a paper piercer

I adhered the cream cardstock on the inside front cover and pierced the holes again. I then took some twine and a needle and ran a blanket stitch around the entire front cover

As the edges were still raw chipboard I decided to spray both sides of the front cover with some Lindy's sprays - after I stamped it (don't know why I stamped it as the images were not visible after spraying LOL)

Inside front cover - Espresso Color Wash only
I cut a piece of designer paper to cover inside of the blanket stitch on the inside front cover

Next I cut the chipboard for the spine at 2" x 4 5/8", then scored/cut the chipboard at 1/4" intervals to create a curved spine (don't know why I did this because I ended up adhering it to another piece of straight chipboard later on). I sprayed it and put it aside

Next I made Kathy Orta's Hidden Hinge Binding using the cream cardstock, cut a piece of burlap to the same height as the spine and approximately 6" wide, found the centre and adhered the binding to the burlap using Aleene's Tacky Glue

While the binding is drying on the burlap I decide to start working on the front cover embellishments. I took one of the Prima Wood Embellishments, the fob watch, randomly placed some VersaMark ink over it and heat embossed it using Bronze UTEE and a little Gold UTEE

I took another of the Prima Wood Embellishments - the "life" piece and covered the word "life" with embossing ink using the clear Inkssentials Embossing Pen then poured over some Adirondack Espresso embossing powder and heat set it

I took a few tags and ATCs from the Prima Time Traveler's Tag Me Tags & Tickets and the Prima 3x4 ATC Pad, inked them up with some black soot distress ink and put aside for now

I cut a piece of burlap to size and adhered it to the front cover using wet glue. I then started layering all the pieces I'd chosen onto the front cover and adhering them down with wet glue

Next I placed some wet glue onto the chipboard spine piece and adhered the hinge/burlap piece and set it aside to dry

I now needed to make an outer cover for the album - I cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 4 5/8" x 1" (for the front and back) and a piece to 4 5/8" x 2" (second spine). I wanted to add some twine to the second spine so marked and punched 8 holes in the spine


I then wrapped them as you would normally wrap your covers and spine with designer paper on the outside only. I then re-punched the holes through the paper using the chipboard holes as a guide (after I covered the outer cover)

Outer Covers Designer Paper cut to 5 5/8" x 5 1/2"

Apply double-sided tape to the perimeter of the chipboard

Mitre the corners

Fold over and adhere paper to all sides

Outside of outer spine

Tyvek cut to 4 5/8" x 4"

Adhere Tyvek to inside of outer covers

Re-punch holes

Set eyelets

All ready to add the twine!
Cut a piece of twine approximately 24" long and thread through the eyelets, starting from inside of either top eyelet and working into two criss-crosses 

Finish off with a bow!

Now it's time to attach the front and back covers to the second cover using a good strong wet glue. Once you adhere the covers attach a few clips to keep it together while the glue dries

Once the glue has dried it's time to attach the binding/burlap section using wet glue, again using the clips to hold it all in place until the glue is set

I ended up cutting off the burlap to about an inch from the binding and applying a thin bead of wet glue to the underside of the burlap onto the 1/4" space between the spine and each cover to hold it in place

I decided I wanted to add a bit extra embellishing to the front cover so I took a Tim Holtz Timepiece Clock Face and hitch post, inked them with pitch black alcohol ink then rubbed on some Copper Inka Gold, White Fire Treasure Gold and African Bronze Gilder's Paste, screwed the hitch post into the clock face, attached some pop dots to the inside area of the clock face, squeezed on some Glossy Accents onto the base of the hitch post and adhered it onto the front cover

And its finally finished!!!! I love how it turned out!