May 2, 2013
Cardmaking, Crafts, Paper Crafts, Rubber Stamping, Scrapbooking, Techniques and Mediums
By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Peg Rounds from:
Peg’s Crafting Corner
Q: Why can’t I get a clear stamped image especially with larger stamps?
A: Trying inking the stamp with a brayer to make sure all of the area is covered and stand up to do the stamping to get an even pressure on the entire stamp.
Q: I’d like to make some of my own 3-d embellishments to put on my layout, but don’t know how to do it. Any help?
A: A melting pot can be used to melt Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) which can be poured into molds and cooled.
Q: Why would I need an antistatic bag?
A: These bags are rubbed onto the project before anything else is applied so it helps to stop ink from smearing and bleeding through. It, also, removes static when using glitter and embossing powders so they do not stick where they are not wanted and it deactivates the stickiness of stickers so they can be used in other ways on projects.
Q: I can’t get glitter to stick to the adhesive sheet.
A: The best way to get it to stick is to burnish the glittered sheet. After pouring on the glitter and removing the excess, place a piece of paper over the top and rub over it to push the glitter down into the adhesive.
Q: What are gelatos?
A: They are a pigment stick that can be used with or without water to add color to your projects. When used with water, they add a watercolored look to the project. It can be used on wood, paper and more.
April 30, 2013
Crafts, Guest Bloggers, Paper Crafts, Rubber Stamping, Scrapbooking, Techniques and Mediums
By Guest Blogger Kay Williamson of Club Scrap
Learn high quality techniques and unique ways to jazz up your scrapbooks over at the Club Scrap blog, and join the Club Scrap Kit Club for fun themed scrapbooking.
May 4th is National Scrapbooking Day, and before you break out all of your fun embellishments and stickers, consider taking a minimalist approach for a few of your pages. Using the less is more philosophy for this page, I only used color in three areas of this layout – in the title, the photo, and a rubber stamped embellishment. The rest of the page is basically black & white only.
I altered the 5×7 photo in Photoshop leaving only the actual art project color remaining. Then using Club Scrap’s “Color” rubber stamp
, I stamped the image on five different cardstock
colors and trimmed out the letters within.
After attaching the trimmed out letters with black mini foam squares
, I had a fun embellishment that complimented my page well.
So with or without a lot of color on your pages – enjoy National Scrapbooking Day!!
April 22, 2013
Contests, Free Stuff Friday!!
Happy Monday and Happy Earth Day! It’s time to announce our randomly selected winner of the scrapbooking prize pack! Congratulations to… Marybeth!
Our prize pack includes 3 packs of glitter stickers (flourish icons, fancy frames, and happy words), a Clear Scraps acrylic heart frame, one pack of positive phrases chipboard stickers, Farm themed embossed cardstock stickers, metallic rub-on trims, Hot Off the Press Papier Tole Botanical Etchings 3-D Pyramid, and a We R Memory Keepers magnetic paper trimmer!
The winning answer to “What was a random act of kindness that you witnessed lately?” is…
“the teacher bought my daughter lunch”
Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. Check back on Friday for your chance to win!!
April 19, 2013
Contests, Free Stuff Friday!!
It’s Friday again and to celebrate, we’re giving away another great prize!!
Enter today to win a scrapbooking prize pack! Our prize pack includes 3 packs of glitter stickers (flourish icons, fancy frames, and happy words), a Clear Scraps acrylic heart frame, one pack of positive phrases chipboard stickers, Farm themed embossed cardstock stickers, metallic rub-on trims, Hot Off the Press Papier Tole Botanical Etchings 3-D Pyramid, and a We R Memory Keepers magnetic paper trimmer!
Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.
Question of the week: What was a random act of kindness that you witnessed lately?
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March 26, 2013
Craft Trends, Crafts, Easter, Spring
By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!
It’s that time of year again! Time to get out the dye and the stickers and boil up a big pot of hard boiled eggs so that the Easter Bunny has plenty of eggs to hide. While plain old dyed eggs are always fun, there are so so so many ways to decorate eggs that you could try something different every year and never run out of inspirations. Here are a few of our favorites for this spring!
These doily stenciled eggs give an incredibly delicate finish, so pretty I think they would be better as a table decoration than for hiding, but either way, what beauties.
Doily Stenciled Eggs – Urban Comfort
These wild and funky eggs are decorated with washi tape! I love the results and they would be perfect for those situations where you don’t want to deal with dye or paint. Also little fingers that don’t need dye on them could easily “sticker” the eggs this way! SO cute!
DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs – Lovely Indeed
I’m not sure what I like better here, the monogramed style or the glitter paint! Both I think! These are fun and charming little eggs which would make great place cards for Easter dinner as well as a fun “hunt for your letter eggs” game on Easter morning.
Monogrammed Eggs – One Charming Party
Alright, so this isn’t exactly an “egg” but how adorable is this patchwork Easter Egg shirt? I NEED to make one (or three) for my kiddos. Love love love!
Egg Tee - iCandy Handmade
What will you be doing with your Easter Eggs this year? Send us photos! We love to see what you are up to! Check out these projects and more on our Craft Trends Pinboard.
March 14, 2013
Crafts, Home Decor
By Home Decor Contributor Typhanie, from TP Design.
I came up with this project for an office redo I did. The occupants of the space have employees over several time zones and needed to know at a glance what time it was in certain areas. This project would be great for any workspace or home office. Hope you all enjoy…Happy Decorating Everyone!
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March 5, 2013
Crafts, Easter, Holidays, Home Decor, Kid's Crafts, Spring
By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.
Do you like decorating for the Holiday’s and have always wanted to make your own decorations? Then try this Easter Egg Sign, it is so easy even the kids can make it!
I just love decorating for the holidays, but it always seems more fun to me when we make our own decorations. With Easter fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to make a cute Easter Egg Sign to put on our Mantle.
The kids had a blast painting the eggs, which is great because I use plastic eggs for Easter so this gave them the chance to actually decorate some eggs. Because the eggs were paper mache, there are no worries that they will break or come open (like the plastic ones do), and just like the store bought signs, this can be stored and reused next year, only it is better because we made it!
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