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Well today is the last day of the C.E.F. -Evangelical Backyard Bible Camp. I thought I’d make a little thank you for the children for coming to the camp. I hope they had fun.

I just used some sticky tape, man that stuff is sticky to adhere a little chocolate in for each child.

Here’s a quick break down of the measurements. I didn’t go by a guide, I just used a 12×12 CS and cut it evenly. It makes 4 (at 3″ wide) per one 12×12. Apparently, I do fold rather evenly when I measured it afterwards.

Okay, I sorta’ stopped halfway through making them to take some pics & left it for the night. (Off to the movies with girlfriend.) I need to pop to the grocery store and get these done before the kids arrive today. Coffee first.

Paper: Paperbilities Autumn Leaves, Soft Sky CS, River Rock Ink, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Rectangle Hand Punch, Dimensionals, “All God’s Children” Stamp Set (retired S.U.), Ribbon, Sticky Tape, Chocolates. ūüôā


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I don’t have the New Stampin’ Up Catalogue yet, but have already started a new wish list. LOL. That new Curly Label Punch Bundle, well all the new punches, PP, Stamps, In Colours. (oh DH is shuttering somewhere).

I figured I should downsize my old wish list before I start a whole new one so I just, I’m mean, JUST got the (“old”) tag punch last week. (Thanks, SparkleDaisy!) I’ve been meaning to get it for a while, but had finally bumped it up to the top of the wish list.

I was playing around with the punch last night, and I realized (& yes, I’m sure I’m not the only one that has figured this out) that it makes rather cute curly brackets.

Here’s what I did with the tag punch.

Punch the CS upside down, as you do with those great handle punches

Now, with it punched out once, move the punch over to the right of the original punch, just a bit.

Just take off the bitty-bits, if there are any & then you have your bracket.

The Cuttlebug templates (Olivia) work well size wise with the brackets.

And Bob’s Yer Uncle:

PP: Sandy Lion: At the Zoo, Almost Amethyst CS, Only Orange CS, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals, Ribbon, “Olivia” Cuttlebug Die Template, Stampin’ Up Tag Punch, Mini glue dots to hold ribbon in place.

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This is a card I made fooling around with Embossing. I didn’t make up the techniques, but don’t ask me where I saw them, I’ve seen these 2 different kinds of embossing quite a lot lately.

The first method is using the crop-a-dile (see Tammy Mitchell‘s video if you want to see how to use the Crop-a-dile generally with eyelets) where the eyelet setter is for a “dimpling” effect. I thought it would be perfect with the circles that were in this PP.

I can’t quite read the setting, but I believe it is 1-D.

Then just have at it:

You can see a bit better the effect on the under side of the C/S.

Okay the next part is colouring using Embossing folders. It turns out with a neat effect in that the raised part of the image is the colour of the cardstock & is the negative colour of the ink. Like I mentioned above, I have seen this technique a bunch of different places, but when I googled it, I saw a video tutorial by Monica, so check out her tutorial, too.

Okay here’s what you need:

Brayer the part of the Cuttlebug that is Flat, with the image indented, NOT the raised bumpy sided where the image is. Does that make sense? Just use the 1 flat side.

Flat side only. That’s important.

I didn’t make it all that solid of a colour, depending on how dark/covered you want it.

Emboss as usual. I use the Sizzix machine. I’m not all that comfortable with the cuttlebug machine.

Paper in & squish the sandwhich in whatever machine you have.

You should press down (or roll it through your cuttlebug machine) a few times … I don’t think I did it as much as I should, but Liam is very close to the end of his nap & time is of the essence here. It turned out a bit sketchy with the So Saffron colour, but take your time & it’ll be more of a solid colour.

Taken out of machine, embossing folder still on …

Take it out carefully.

Okay, don’t forget to wash out your Cuttlebug Embossing folders in the sink, before you put them away or get distracted.

And here’s the card:

Stuff used: So Saffron CS, White CS, PP (yikes, from the dollar store, not sure what it’s called, I originally used it here), dimensionals, S.U.’s ‘a little love’ stamp set, Oval Punches, Taken with Teal Ink, TEXTILE Cuttlebug Embossing template, Sizzix Machine, Crop-a-dile.

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If you knew my craft studio, you’d laugh. ¬†It’s in a corner in the unfinished basement. ¬†We moved a year & a half ago & many things are still in boxes because we are clutter people. ¬†I like to think that I am way better at getting rid of stuff than DH, but I have oodles of stuff I need to go through & purge. ¬†I have given much away as Liam gets “older”, yes at 2 1/2, but it’s not all kids stuff, it’s old books from university & “memories” & well just stuff. ¬†We need to go through it, but that would take more than a weekend, so it just doesn’t get done. ¬†With that in mind I wanted to cheer up my little studio. ¬†So here’s my little paper lantern.

I’ll may rustle up the courage to show you my craft studio “forever a work in progress” another time. ¬†

Okay, so with that in mind, here goes. ¬†You probably made one of these in grade school, like I did, but the papers just weren’t as fun. ¬†I’m using Martha Stewart’s PP, two 12″ double sided ones. ¬†Cut that into 1 inch strips, so you end up with 24 ONE inch strips. ¬†

Then just punch a hole at either end of the strips.  The crop-a-dile, you can do all of them at once:

And you have:

Take floss or string or whatever & string though.

Pull the string taught and tie a knot & I also put in a Brad.

Fan out.

Keep fanning out until it’s a ball … I guess I didn’t really need to show step by step for this easy peasey lantern.

And there ya be. ¬†I don’t put christmas lights in mine or candles because, well LIKE IT’S PAPER?!? ¬†I suppose if it was in a votive, but whatever still think it’s not a good idea … I normally don’t stamp & craft by candle light anyway LOL.

ps See that flowered curtain? ¬†It’s floor to ceiling & hides the stuff I don’t want to look at when I craft. ¬†Like I said, the craft room: ¬†another time.

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So I’m trying out Beate John’s Water Colour Wash and Water Colour Crayon Techniques . Check out her step by step on SplitCoastStampers for more details. Looked like fun to me so I raided my DH’s Oil Paints for some brush supplies. Shhhh.

The only Stazon Ink Refill colours I could find was RED. So I dropped a few drops in 1 container with water & a few more, for a darker concentration in the other … as per Beate’s instructions. Here’s how it ended up:

I wanted a richer colour & I thought amoungst all the reinkers I had, surely I had more stazon, but alas it is gone. This is how I store the re-inkers (it’s a potting tray from IKEA).

Really wanted another colour, so I raided the ink off of the ink pad of the Purple Stazon.

Not sure how much you can see it, but I did like how it changed the colour.

That was all a bit of a mess, so to let it dry, I ripped off another clean paper … This is how I store the paper on a roll from …. IKEA (which translated isn’t it Sweedish, for cheap?) which I keep attached to the under side of the table.

Okay, it’s dry. Now onto Beate’s next step the Water Colour Crayons:

Colour the stamp.

Spray with a fine mister (& raided by daughters spritzer from her ballet bag). Spray from a distance or it’ll just be a puddly mess.

TAH-DAH … my very own DSP:

Cut, cut, Trim, Trim, stamp, stamp …

It was a bit messy, but not any worse than glitter. Check out what all everyone else had done over at SplitCoastStampers … great ideas.

Stamp Sets: Water Colour Garden II, Friend to Friend.

Inks: Stazon Royal Purple Ink, Stazon Red Ink Refill.

Other: Coluzzle Circle Cutter, Dimensionals, Water Colour Paper, Corner rounder, Water colour Crayons.

Paper: S.U. DSP, Water Colour Paper from Walmart.

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Oh my Krisitina Werner‘s Colour Inspiration time, yeah! Looking forward to seeing what everyone came up with. So many fun ideas!

Her inspiration came from these fun summery tossed pillows from Pottery Barn:

The S.U. Colours that were pulled from this image were:

I used PP from Chatter Box, Scrapbook walls, 2 sided Light Den Stripe, S.U. Apple Cider DSP, Bashful Blue Textured CS, Old Olive CS, and some ‘Saffron’ Bling-Trim that I picked up at the fabric store. I used the Square pattern Coluzzle to cut a pattern in the 2 sided paper & then folded over kinda’ like a Lac√© template. (My Lac√© is lost somewhere in the craft area), more Coluzzle templates for scallops, S.U. Rub Ons, dimensionals, & a corner rounder. This picture below actually shows the colours of the PP better … shortly after I took this, it clouded over & the skies opened up. The paper really isn’t so yellow, as it is in the other images. I tried to adjust for it, but ya know.

Here’s what I ended up with, a scrap page for my DD who is in crazy dance rehearsals & recitals this past week. Here’s a picture of her all dolled up eating a bag of chips, it was just too funny. Believe me there was a ton of “stage mums” who had their kids in bubble wrap, as not to ‘ruin’ their dance make up/costume. I’m just hoping Emma-Sian (shawn) is having the time of her life. After Saturday’s rehearsal the costume will probably become her new pj’s LOL

Lastly, I just wanted to say,

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KiymiKrafts, (Jenn) had a fun challenge to use crayons somehow, anyhow on a card. Mull, mull, mull. Let’s try making a seal. (not sure how clear it is, but it’s suppose to be an intertwined M & A)

I suppose I should have read this Martha Stewart article on Melting crayons BEFORE I tried this, but live & learn, that’s my life. I melted the crayons at a temperature too high, I believe (350F) … came out like lava. But for what it’s worth, here’s what I did:

Had a tough time taking off the paper on the crayons, they were kinda old.

Lesson learned: MESSY! Probably should have lined with a cupcake liner or maybe even melted less crayon & poured it while hot onto parchement paper lined cookie sheet to make it look more like a traditional seal.

Wait for it to cool a bit … it was so hot, it would probably have melted the rubber on the stamp LOL! While it was cooling, I stamped a background image with my stampendous stamping quad (faux).

I’m not sure what I think of it, but it’s my go at a challenge with crayons, thanks, Jenn!

EDITED:¬† The monogram stamp, only had “Design by Henry c.1985 Temple City, CA” on it.¬† I bought it, cheap, as I remember (like under $10 a few years ago), at Heather’s Stamping Haven in Ottawa (had a ton on shelf, and what she doesn’t have, Heather will order in & call you, she’s so easy to talk with).¬† It’s the same place I bought the quad … and a ‘few’ other things too.¬† LOL!¬† I saw a Graphic Design Forum that was trying to track down the ‘Design by Henry’ monogram stamp in this thread.

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