Friday, May 13, 2016

New Digi Releases for May - You Could WIN

For a limited time, you have a chance to WIN one of the 5 new release digi sets in our Facebook Group and our Blog just by leaving a comment.  Here's a li'l video I put together :)

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Tea Bag Dispenser

here is the box all put together:

not the best picture but I added clear stickles to outline the petals
of flower and added crystal flourish gems to 2 corners.

I saw this tutorial at Flower Foot Designs and had to give it a try.  After all, with a new cutter and 12" score board, creating boxes like this is a snap! :)  Well... ok, it did take a bit to figure out, but actually making the folds was easy peasy!  

For the teapot and tea bag, I used my "Floral Tea Set" digis which comes with a floral tea pot as well as a plain one just for this purpose - to paper piece it!!  If I knew before hand what color the tea bag packets were before I started, I might have changed my color combo, lol.  But it's very springy none-the-less. 

I'd like to enter this into the Scor-Pal challenge
 more than 1 score with optional theme "In like a Lion, out like a Lamb" (my spring theme)

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Pop Up Card in a Box

This month we're celebrating my store's 3rd Birthday with lots of fun events, starting with a New Release BLOG HOP that starts at Imagine That! Creative Playground!  Chances for you to win one of the new releases just by hopping to all the DT's blogs (I think there's only 6) and being a follower of our blog - you might just win one of these prehistorica birthday sets!! :)  

I created a Long Pop Up Card-in-a-Box using all 4 new release sets + a set that will be released on the 14th.  Yep, another new release giveaway is set for March 14th plus we also have a treasure hunt planned and a Followers Freebie, so be sure to follow our blog

I colored the outline digis with Copics, and added lots of fun grassy dies as well as clouds and flag banners (all dies can be found at La-la-Land Crafts)

Side view

Closer up version

Back Panel - I used the Pterodactyl Banner as part of my Birthday Greeting on back.

This card totally folds up flat to pu in an envie for mailing!

Card closed up.

Come do the hop for a chance to WIN!!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Secret Garden Gift Box

Hello crafty friends *Ü*  I made a "Secret Box" that I found on Pinterest which led me to a tutorial on my favorite go-to sites, Splitcoaststampers.  You can find the tutorial for this box HERE.

     My hubby and girls recently bought me a big fancy new rotary cutter for my birthday, which I LOVE (the blade never needs replacing -- is that hard to believe, or is it just me?)  but it doesn't score, so I finally purchased a 12" Simply Scored board from Stampin' Up! plus I bought the coordinating 12" diagonal board that fits right on top of the base.  Love, Love!!  So I went looking for some fun projects I could make and came across this Secret Box.

I started with some beautiful watercolor-looking patterned paper from an older Taylored Expressions kit and continued the Garden theme with my embellishments.  I used one of my digi sets, "Fuschia & Hummingbird" as well as some oval dies from MFT and the gorgeous floral Butterfly dies from Serendipity.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #220 - Anything Goes
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies #13 - I'm a Top 5 DT Favorite!  Thanks DT :) 
Aud Sentiments - Cute & a sentiment

Monday, February 15, 2016

Double Diamond Fold Card

Hello!  I admit, when I'm in the crafting mood, I love to try new fancy fold cards.  I saw this one in the SplitcoastStampers Newsletter once and haven't had a chance to try it until now.  You can find instructions on their site here

 This is actually a thank you card for my mom -- I was sure when I planned my whole card that my die with phrases had a "Thanks" sentiment but it didn't, so I opted for "hello" and wrote my thank you note on the back panel :)   The two Koala images are from my Koala digi set, here.

Below is a pic of the card closed.  I punched a couple small holes on each inner point of the bigger diamonds and ran a piece of polka-dotted ribbon to hold it together.  The overall dimensions of this card I believe were 7" x 6" so I used my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to make my envie - it was a perfect fit!  :)   

And since it has a heart border inside, this would totally work for our February Challenge here on our blog!  Come "SHOW US YOUR HEART"   :) 

We also have 5 new releases in my digishop, and You can WIN one of the New Releases just by leaving us a comment on one of the New Release blog posts by 3 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 18th!  

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Mini Pizza Pizza Box

 I got a li'l crafty today using the new Punny Pairs set.  This digi was perfect for a "Mini Pizza Box" - I followed the tutorial on SCS here.  What a fun li'l box to fill with a cookie/candies or maybe a pizza gift card? or other for a special someone you love.

I used my lasso tool in PS to remove the sentiment in between the boxes and pasted them on a separate part of the cardstock.  Then I printed the image twice so I could pop up one set for dimension.  

When making this type of box, you don't want to wrap the ribbon completely around the lid (like I did at first) and tape it because you won't be able to lift the lid... it needs room to "unfold" when lifting.  So, I then cut the ribbons at the back corners and taped those down.  (see pic below)  It would prolly be fine there w/out decorating the back edge of box, but I went ahead and made it match the rest.  :) 

Of course to match my digi on the front, I added a red heart to the inside lid :)  

I'm excited for our new blog challenges to start... the FIRST SATURDAY in February.... which is THIS SATURDAY, 6th! :)  We'll have some fun themes so I hope you'll join us.  
Set used for my project:

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Thursday, January 07, 2016

Coloring Contest at Imagine That!

It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a pro—now is your chance to have some fun and show us your colouring skills.  Go ahead, grab a cup of hot chocolate and sit yourself down.  Haul out your markers, coloured pencils, watercolours, chalk or whatever other tools you enjoy and start colouring your way into some prizes. 

***You do not need to make it into a card-- just a photo of your image works***

You can hand colour any digi you'd like.  Images with larger spaces work best.  Of course, we'd love for you to use an Imagine That! digis by Kris image, and there might be some extra incentive to do so, but you don't have to.  If you'd like to, and don't currently have any, you can find one on our "Freebie Page".  

Once you have coloured up your image, snap a photo or scan the image and link it up to our contest blog linky here.
Winners will be announced the first week of February and will receive free digis from the Imagine That! Digis by Kris store.  If you'd also like the chance to be a future Guest Designer, be sure to add GDT after your name when you enter.  Contest closes Jan. 31st. 

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