Hero Arts Blog Post Sneak Peek

Hi! Here is a sneak peek of my card and a little tutorial that today have been posted on the Hero Arts blog featuring a large cling  stamp called Pearl Strings Bold Prints:

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Please click >>>HERE<<< to see the complete post.

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Thanks for stopping by :) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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FSJ Planner + RG Make Amazing Happen

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I am back today to share another project using Fun Stampers Journey and Richard Garay products. I recently received the new FSJ Journey Girl Planner, and I have to confess that I was a little nervous about using it. It is so nice and neat that I did not want to mess it up. I have seen how other crafters make a good use of it, and they are so creative when it is time to make shine their planners, so I was a little bit intimidated.

Well, after seen so many fantastic planner ideas on the internet,  I felt inspired and I created a divider for my planner using a couple of stamp sets from the Make Amazing Happen Collection by Richard Garay, and this is how it turned out:

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I made a double sided divider using the original divider as a guide (the one that it came with my planner). I am including the easy steps and supplies below so you can see the process.

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supplies

Journey Girl Binder
Journey Girl 18 months Weekly Calendar
Journey Girl Divider Kit
Black an White Tassel
Whip Cream 8.5″ x 11″ card stock
Make You Stamp set
Amazing Blooms Stamp set
Make Amazing Printed Paper 6″x6″ Pad
Captivating Coral Fusion Ink
Berry Black Fusion Ink
Limeade Splash
Orange Creamcicle
Pineapple Smoothie

Here is how I made my divider…

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1. Make a rectangle from Whip Cream card stock using original divider measurements as a guide. Stamp sentiment with Berry Black ink and Flowers with different colors.
2 & 3. Use a mask to block flowers, and then stamp leaves.
4. Stamp a couple more leaves and small flowers randomly.

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5. Laminate divider. Trim excess with craft knife. Round Corners.
6. Use original divider as a template to draw where holes need to be punched.
7. Punch holes.
8. Connect holes to edge by trimming a small piece with scissors. Now the divider is ready for your planner.

Additionally, I decorated part of the planner with the Make Amazing Printed papers, and little pieces of decorative tape. I used plain 2×2″ sticky notes and I stamped flower images on them.

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I am still in the learning process of the planner world, so I have yet to use paper clips and other items to embellish my planner. As time passes, I’ll keep on utilizing my planner and planning my weeks more creatively!

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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RG Journey Girl Locket

One of the things I love about my Journey Girl Locket is that I can always give it my personal touch. You can use it to display some of the pretty charms  that are available for purchase or  maybe to display more personal things like a picture or something that you have created. Tomorrow is going to be St. Patrick’s Day, so I thought it would be fun to make a shamrock for my  locket . Check it out:

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I took pictures of the steps of my project so you can see how easy and fun can be to create a shamrock for your Journey Girl Locket. I am also listing the products that I used.

supplies

RG Celebra’tions Special Day Stamp set
RG elebra’tions Pixie Play Fusion Ink
FSJ Journey Glaze
FSJ Butter Cream card stock
Foiled green or green card stock
Mini heart punch or die
A green seed bead
Scissors, Pencil, green marker

 

Step by step:

  1. Stamp a balloon image (Special Day stamp set) over a piece of Butter Cream card stock with Pixie Play Fusion Ink .
  2. Punch three mini-hearts from card stock.
  3. Draw the shamrock stem with a green marker.
  4. Apply Journey Glaze over stem, leaving a small drop on the upper end. This will hold the mini hearts on place.mg_journeygirllocketsteps1
  5. Arrange the three hearts over and around the Glaze drop.
  6. Put the seed bead on the center of the shamrock. Let dry.
  7. Using the locket spacer as a template, draw a line around it.
  8. Cut out with scissors.

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Then, assemble the locket: glass, shamrock, spacer, glass, close the locket … and that’s it! Now my locket is ready for tomorrow!mg_journeygirllocketB`

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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RG Noteworthy Mini Album

It has been a long time since the last time I created a mini album. I have made a few for my mom and  for myself but honestly, I had forgotten how easy and fun it can be to make them. Today, I am sharing a mini album  of my trip to Arizona and I created it using products from the Noteworthy Collection by Richard Garay.

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Along with the fabulous Noteworthy products, I used some other supplies that I already had in my stash: rings, punches, decorative tape, foil card stock, ribbons, and some clear badge holders that I used as mini page protectors 😀

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I started by printing out a small size of my pictures and matting them with white card stock. Then I cut six  rectangles (4″x3″) from black card stock and from different Noteworthy Prints (double sided patterned papers).  I trimmed the patterned papers in half, some horizontally and some vertically, and I adhered them over the black rectangles.

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I randomly sorted the mini pages and I started adhering the pictures, one on each page. I used some of the words that are included in a stamp set called Noteworthy. I gold embossed the words over vellum strips, and I used them as titles on some of the pages, including the very first page.

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As embellishments for the pages, I put small pieces of decorative tape and some heart and star shapes that were punched from foil card stock. The pages are really small, so the only extra embellishments that I put were some clear gemstones here and there.  I did not want to make the pages too bulky, because I knew they had to fit inside the protectors.

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To make the base of the album, where the journal  is (last page), I used a thick card stock (4.5″ x 4″)  covered with patterned paper on both sides, and  I perforated two holes for the rings. I adorned those ring with pieces of ribbon.

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Here you can see the order of the pages, before I assembled the album…

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I made a few changes after I took these pictures (I changed some of the words, I added more gemstones, etc) but basically is the same and you can see better what I did on each page.  One of the things that I like about this type of mini album with rings, is that you can always add more pages later if you want 🙂

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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Celebrate Life

Hi there! The Spellbinders Celebra’tions by Richard Garay is a very complete collection of amazing products. This time my card features three of those products: Fringed Garland Die Template, Many Words Clear Polymer Stamps, and Solid Cardstock colors.  I have to say that one of the things that I love the most about this collection is the happy colors 🙂

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To create this card I created a rectangular panel with Whirl White card stock. Then, I diagonally stamped the word “Celebrate” several times to create a background. I used different colors of Ink to make it more interesting (Odacious Orange, Pixie Play, Cool Caribbean.) Next, I stamped the word “Life” with Berry Black ink, and I splattered a little bit of Silk Luster (Luscious Lime and Cool Caribbean) over the background. After that, I die cut a piece of Whirl White card stock with the Fringed Garland Die. Instead of using this as a garland, I used it to create a woven detail for my card along with three thin strips of different colors of card stock 🙂

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Because I was challenged to use only the featured products for my project, I also used the Fringed Garland Die to make a couple of flowers as embellishments for my card.

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I die-cut  a piece of Whirl White card stock with Fringed Garland Die. Then, I cut one of the long sides with a craft knife and a ruler (about 3/4″ from the edge) I used a paint brush handle to make the garland into a roll. I placed the roll over a glue dot.

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I pressed the roll against glue dot firmly.  I also wrapped the glue dot around the base using the release liner to avoid touching the glue dot. Then I started to extend the outer “petals” one by one towards the center.  At the end, I removed the glue dot release paper, and I adhered the flower onto the card. I used enamel dots as flower centers. For better results, you can secure the enamel dot with a mini glue dot.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

Party Straw Tags Tutorial

Hey there! I have a little tutorial today showing how to create Party Straw tags using a couple stamps by Hero Arts, and the Envelope Notcher by We R memory Keepers….

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The stamping part was very easy. I stamped a cute woodblock stamp called Baby Elephant over a white 1.75″ scalloped circle. I used ink and card stock colors that match the colors of the straws. I also stamped a sentiment that is included in a cute clear set called Little Ones.

The fun part of this project is making the back of the tags. The back is the part that is going to keep the straw in place. So I took some pictures of the process. Not difficult at all, but is more easy to explain if you can see 🙂

1) I started by making the notches on a piece of white card stock rectangle measuring 2.5″ on its short side (the long side can be 3″ or more) . The Envelope Notcher has a magnetic system, which allows you to create perfectly aligned notches. It has two parts (base and notcher)that can easily be set apart or set together.

2) Align the upper left corner of the cardstcok with the silver rectangle.

3) Place the notcher on top of the card stock… The magnets will help to do this part 😉

4) Press hard the button ,  and remove the notcher.

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5) Flip the paper over and align again the upper left corner of the cardstcok with the silver rectangle.

6) Place the notcher, press button and remove it.

7 & 8) Using a 2″ circle punch, make the notched rectangle into a circle.  The long side of the rectangle gives you enough space to hold the card stock in place when you are centering the circle.

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Once you have the back of your tag, you can layer and glue the rest as follows…

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Once you the tags are all done, you can now slide the straw in the back of the tag…

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This is a very easy idea that you can use for any themed party 🙂

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You can try other sizes, images, or colors 🙂 The tags below are smaller and I used stamp images  from a pretty set called Kelly’s Oh Baby 🙂

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That’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

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