Design Team Challenge - Day 4
It's always fun to give our Design Team a bit of challenge and they enjoy it as well.
It's so easy to get stuck in 'our' ways of creating and once in a while it's good to be given a push to try something new & different. This can be a fresh approach to so many things.
Today we have a couple of talented designers sharing their ideas of a non-traditional shape.
Mary Ann Jenkins
For my layout, I found a pumpkin shape in my daughters coloring book and enlarged it to fit on a 12x12 sheet of paper. I cut 1 whole pumpkin, and 1 extra piece of just the center section. I inked the edges to define the different pieces of the pumpkin. I added a cardstock stem, 2 leaves that I cut with decorative scissors, a small Brad Daddie and a few embellishments to complete my layout.
Supplies Used: papers - Pick of the Patch, Fall Medley, Surfs Up, Celebrate You, I-Top tool, small Brad Daddie
I'm addicted to hearts, maybe because I have a romantic soul ... or just because I like the shape! So I knew exactly what to do when Imaginisce asked me to do something non-traditional shape: A "Fall heart". I hope you like it!
Makin’Waves Surf's Up 12x12 Paper, Monster Mash Enchantments 12x12 Paper, Monster Mash Spook Alley 12x12 Paper, I-top, i-rock Swirls Stencil, I-Rock, Glam Rocks - Metallic Pearl, Itty Bitty Blossoms.
Thanks so much ladies.
That projects are just stunning!
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Design Team Challenge - Day 3
How many of you have created a non-traditional card or layout before?? I'm sure that many of you haven't. However, I'm sure that there are many of you out there that have - especially if you own a Cricut, Silhouette or other type of digital cutting machines. These machines make cutting out a variety of shapes so easy & simple ... and fun!!! The ideas are endless and really help with your creativity!
If you missed the last 2 days here on our blog let me just fill you in a wee bit.
The Design Team have been given a challenge to create a layout or card that has a non-traditional shape. So, no circles, squares, rectangles, etc. Not allowed!
They also had to use the color orange somewhere on their project and incorporate the use of the i-top tool.
Would you like to see some more ideas from our Design Team? Ok ... let's get started.
This was definitely a fun challenge. Monster Mash is probably my favorite Imaginisce collection this year, and I love any chance I can get to use it! I used my Cricut and the "Happy Hauntings" cartridge to cut my tombstone card, and of course my I-Top brad maker and large I-Top brads to pop up the pumpkin. The ghost is adhered inside the card peeking out, and the bat is adhered to the back of the card.
Monster Mash Sticker Stackers
Monster Mash Canvas Stickers
Monster Mash Chipboard Stickers
Fall Medley 12x12 Cardstock
Pick of the Patch 12x12 Cardstock
Spook Alley 12x12 Cardstock
I-Top 2.0 Tool
Large I-Top Brad Daddies
28mm I-Top Punch
Is there a hobby that defines your subject matter for your layout? Use their love for a sport or hobby to create a one-of-a-kind layout!
SUPPLIES: Imaginisce Monster Mash, Makin' Waves and Happy Harvest pattern papers, I-top tool and small brads; Cameo and die cut file, alpha stickers, chalk ink - brown, floss, fiskars cloud punch.
Description: I cut a hat shaped birthday card with my cameo and made an i Top Brad for the pom pom. I cut another patterned paper into a fringed strip to decorate the brim.
Supply List: Imaginisce Makin' Waves and Hello Cupcake patterned papers, i Top 28mm Brad Daddies, Hello Cupcake Fabric Stickers
So are you ready to think outside the box?
Give it a try!
We'd love to see what you create so please share your work with us on our Facebook page.
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Design Team Challenge - Day 2
Trying to come up with different designs and shapes for the traditional layout or card is never easy. That's why we gave the challenge to our talented Design Team and they have all come up with some incredible ideas.
Today we have Abby & Guiseppa sharing their ideas with us. Let's take a look.
I loved this fun challenge! My project began by photo-copying and enlarging the beautiful holiday wreath from Christmas Cheer's diecut package. I then cut out the shapes to use as templates, traced them onto patterned paper, cut them out and paper pieced them all together. I added orange stickles to the candle flame and also covered my i-top brad berries with glossy accents for shine. I included plenty of dimension on this 6inch card as some of the holly leaves are on 3D adhesive and some are behind peekaboo cuts. But I think my favorite thing about this card is the bow! I used gorgeous red ribbon by May Arts and also used my Imagicut on the four tails.. I love that crisp clean cut!
Imaginisce: Christmas Cheer patterned paper and diecuts. I-top brad maker, 16mm punch, 16mm brad daddies, Clicut, Imagicut
May Arts ribbon, Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Power Tape, orange stickles, glossy accents, cardstock
Speaking of shaped cards...what's more perfect for this time of the year than a pumpkin card! I used the Monster Mash Collection which is full of wonderful patterned papers and orange of course. I added a cute flower and used the I-Top to make the center.
Imaginicse Supplies: Monster Mash Patterned Paper, 16 mm Brad Daddies, I-Top, 16mm I-Top Punch, Monster Mash Canvas Stickers
Join us again tomorrow for more 'out of the box' thinking!
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Design Team Challenge - Day 1
We think we have an awesome group of designers this year. They continually create projects that just 'wow' us all and so we thought we'd give them a little challenge.
We did do a similiar type challenge this year and this one just seems to take many of them out of their comfort zone. Which, even though, they may not admit it, is a good thing. ;)
Anyways, here's their challenge for the week.
DESIGN TEAM CHALLENGE:
- Create a non-traditional layout (no circle, no squares, etc). Really think out of the ordinary here.
- Use the color ORANGE somewhere on your project.
- Use the i-top tool on your project.
So ... let's take a look at what THREE of our designers created.
For this challenge, I created a Christmas Tree shaped card. Fold a 12X12 patterned paper and cut a tree shape leaving one side intact. For added dimension, i cut a smaller shape tree and attached it together using pop-dots. Then embellished it with cut out shape, die cuts and
small matching buttons.
Supplies: Imaginisce Christmas Cheer Papers; Christmas Joy, Be Jolly & Warm Wishes; Imaginisce Rejoice Die Cuts, Imaginisce Tool; I-Bond & I -top;
and Imaginisce Small Brad Daddies.
I love to give and receive homemade cards. I'd guess 95% of the cards I create are the typical rectangle shape but every now and again it's fun to mix it up. Today I cut this cute flower card using my CAMEO and the Makin' Waves collection. I added some sparkle and shine using my i-rock. I can't wait to give this to someone special.
Supplies: Imaginisce (Makin' Waves collection)
This was a bit outside my comfort zone, but it ended up being so fun to be challenged to think outside the box! I had these cute pics of the kids after a bath, that I've been hanging onto forever, and I knew this was the perfect challenge to finally use them. What better way to show off some pictures of the kids at home, than with a home-shaped layout :) To create the roof, I punched many layers with a border punch and then layered them on top of each other. Super simple!
Paper: Imaginisce (Makin' Waves, Monster Mash), Tool: I-Top + Brad Daddies, Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Door Embellishment: Recollections, Die-Cutting Machine: Sizzix (Big Shot), Heart Die: Tim Holtz, House Template: October Afternoon, Foam Letters: American Crafts, Pink Paislee, Color Spray: Tattered Angels, Ink: Cat's Eye Chalk Ink.
Wow! Those were fabulous ideas for this challenge!
You're welcome to take part in this challenge too - just share/post your projects on our Facebook wall and maybe we'll use your project on our i-Spy Feature!!
Don't forget about our September Monthly Challenge
either. Deadline for submissions is tomorrow!
9/24/2012 1:00:00 AM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
Product Spotlight - Snag 'em Stamps
We'll we have reached the end of our 2 week-long Product Spotlight.
Did you find inspiration for using the Snag 'em Stamps?
If so, we'd love to see your creations.
Please feel free to share them with us on our Facebook page.
To close off this feature today we have Guiseppa Gubler sharing an
adorable project idea with us.
It's that time of the year where we get ready for the next fun holiday. Nothing is better than pulling out a scary book to get me excited about Halloween. So I thought, how about some spooky bookmarks to go into those spooky books! I made these bookmarks using the Snag 'Em Stamps from the Monster Mash Collection. I decided instead of using ink I would heat emboss them and I am thrilled at how they turned out. I love the glossy look heat embossing gives.
Imaginisce Supplies: Monster Mash Patterned Paper and Monster Mash Snag 'Em StampsOther Supplies: Bookmarks- Silhouette, Ribbon- May Arts, Embossing Powder- American Crafts
Thanks again for joining us today and we hope that you'll pop by on Monday as we have a fun challenge happening!!
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Product Spotlight - Snag 'em Stamps
Stamp! Stamp! Stamp! That's what our Design Team has been busy doing the last little while as we been spotlighting our Snag 'em Stamps for you.
Stop by our website to see a complete collection of the stamps that we currently have available. Plus check your local scrapbook stores & online sites because many of them will carry them and if they don't then ask & see if they'll bring some in for you. You'll love 'em!
We have Shellye sharing some fun projects today.
Here's a little tip that makes a lot of difference when stamping with clear stamps: lay a piece of foam or cloth under your project before stamping. This allows the paper to meet with all of the image and leaves you with a clean design! In coloring in my stamped images, I'm fond of using watercolor pencils or dye based markers (such as LePlume by Marvy).
Supplies: Monster Mash- Mummy, Sugar Skull and Eddie Snag 'Em Stamps; Spook Alley 12x12 Paper; Tricks & Treats 12x12; Fall Medley 12x12 Paper; Glam Rocks - Rhinestuds; Tools- i-rock LED Lighted Tweezers; i-rock; Big Shot and Lace Scalloped Die and Lollipop Font Die by Lifestyle Crafts
In keeping with the homespun feel of the kraft card I wanted to create a blanket stitch around the edging, but I didn't want to stitch directly onto the card. Instead, I took a piece of kraft paper and cut it to the size of the card front. I was then able to add the stitching without losing the effect that I was looking for! When adding the Hot Rocks to the stamped trees, I just followed the pattern of the dots from the Christmas Joy Paper ... nice, neat and easy!
Supplies: Christmas Cheer- Partridge & Pear Tree Snag 'em Stamp; Warm Wishes 12 x 12 Paper; Christmas Joy 12 x 12 Paper; Peace on Earth 5 x 12 Chipboard Sticker; Brad Daddies - Small; Hot Rocks Compact - Glitter; Tools- i-rock; i-top; Paper Punch - Small; i-rock LED LIghted Tweezers and i-rock Bling Pad
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Product Spotlight - Snag 'em Stamps
These next few days are the "last scenes" & "final acts" of our Snag 'em Stamp spotlight and the curtain will be closing shortly. (I know ... that was a really pathetic pun!!)
What have you thought of the various projects that the DT has shared? Have you found some inspiration to get stamping? We sure hope so!!
Today we have Mary Ann Jenkins sharing a few projects with us.
Today I have two cards to share using the "Monster Mash" Snag 'em stamps.
First up, Happy Harvest.
For this card, I stamped the pumpkin twice onto the orange patterned paper, and once onto the green patterned paper. I did a little fussy cutting just inside the stamped lines for the three pieces of the pumpkin, and stitched the pieces to my card. I also added a small piece of embroidery floss to the pumpkin.
For my Boo! vampire card, I stamped in black ink, then colored with a purple marker to match the fun bat paper. For the flag I cut a triangle shape, added the word Boo! that had been fussy cut from matching patterned paper and glued to a toothpick. I used my Cricut to cut out the circle opening from the front of the card, then added the cute vampire with a small piece of foam tape.
Supplies Used: Pumpkin & Eddie Snag 'em stamps, Celebrate You, Surfs Up, Pick of the Patch, Enchantments & Fall Medley patterned papers, embroidery floss, toothpick.
Thanks Mary Ann. This card is simply beautiful!
9/19/2012 1:01:00 AM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
Product Spotlight - Snag 'em Stamps
So, have you been enjoying the stamped projects that our Design Team has been sharing with you lately? We certainly hope so.
Even if you only stamp a little bit these stamps are affordable, easy & fun to use.
Today we have designers Diana and Ilene sharing projects with us.
Why gift those goodies in plain bags?! Use stamps to customize treat bags for the little ones (or big ones) that love a great treat (or trick!). Make your Halloween a little sweeter with the Monster Mash collection and Snag 'em stamps.
Supplies: Imaginisce Monster Mash pattern paper, Snag 'em stamps; ribbon; Cameo machine and cut file; card stock; gel pens; Copics
It was a lot of fun using the "flower trio" stamp from the Sole Sisters collection right on the LO - stamping directly on the finished page gave the results a slightly messy, artsy look, which went perfectly with the ink splatters. I didn't leave as much to chance as it might look, though - since the stamps come with a little clear sheet of the actual image, you can use that sheet to decide exactly where you want the image to go. Before stamping right on the layout, test first on a scrap piece of paper. This way, you can be sure that the image comes out exactly as you want it, while still looking somewhat unplanned :)
Supplies: Paper: Imaginisce (Sole Sisters), Stamps: Snag 'Em Stamps (Sole Sisters: flower trio + jounraling spot), Stamping Block: Inkadinkado, Ink: Memento, Tools: I-Rock + Hot Rocks, Other Tools: Sewing Machine, Doily: Punky Sprouts, Foam Letters: American Crafts, Sticker Letters: October Afternoon, Marker: Sharpie, Color Spray: Maya Road, Other: lace trim, cardstock.
These were fabulous projects and we hope that you've been inspired to do a bit of stamping on your next project!
9/18/2012 1:13:16 AM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
Product Spotlight - Snag 'em Stamps
Welcome back. We hope that you had an enjoyable weekend.
We've got some more fabulous projects to share with you.
Last week we shared with you that our Design Team was challenged to use the Snag 'em Stamps and they will be sharing their creations
with you all week long.
Our Snag 'em Stamps are 2" x 2" and there are variety of designs that match each of our collections. They are very cute and so easy to use. Just place them onto your acrylic block, ink it up and your ready to stamp!! Later you can fill in with colors using markers of your choice.
Today we have designer Regina Mangum sharing her work with us.
I adore the Snag 'Em Stamps! They are just the perfect size for cards and layouts, but I also love using them on gift and hostess projects, too. The darling stamps from the Christmas Cheer collection were just perfect to help me make some wineglass charms for the upcoming holidays.
I stamped and colored each image (adding a few Glam Rocks for the wee buttons on the gingerbread folk) and popped them up over some of the collection's patterned paper. These are an easy-to-make decorative accent that also help your guests remember which drink is theirs!
Imaginisce patterned papers : Candy Cane Forest, Be Jolly, Happy Winter), Snag 'em Stamps (Gingerbread Boy,Gingerbread Girl, Reindeer), I-Rock Tool, I-Rock Glam Rocks; Fibers: ribbon (Stampin' Up!); Punch: Snowflake (Martha Stewart Crafts); Accents: Pearl Brads (generic)
What a super cute idea. Thanks Regina.
Join us again tomorrow for some more creative ideas.
9/17/2012 1:01:00 AM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
Product Spotlight - Snag 'em Stamps
There are a variety of scrapbookers out there from beginner to advanced
and each has their own style that they call their own.
Whether or not you stamp a little, a lot or not at all we want to encourage our followers to try our Snag 'em Stamps.
The images match our paper collection just perfectly
and they are so easy to use & take care of!
As we mentioned at the beginning of this week we have challenged our Design Team to create projects showcasing the Snag 'em Stamps.
Today we have Adora Concepcion sharing some beautiful cards.
Cards are something that you can't just stop with one, it's very addicting to make :) !!!
Today I'll share with you these cards I created using the "Monster Mash" Collection and the Snag 'em stamps that go with it! These stamps are way too cute. I just love them, it's great for card projects and more.
Supplies used: Imaginisce Enchantment and Tricks & Treats Paper & Pumpkin Ghost Snag 'em Stamp, Color Box ink and Hampton Art Embossing Powder.
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Product Spotlight - Snag 'em Stamps
We hope that you've been enjoying the creations that our Designers have been sharing with you using our Snag 'em Stamps.
They truly are unique & so much fun to use. They can be used on cards, layouts and altered projects.
Let's take a look at what our Designers have to share with us today.
I created this fun interactive 3D card that actually swings and flips to lay flat when you open it. Once I decorated my cake and topped it with candles made from different pieces of pattern paper, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment. Now I have a fun and unique card to give to someone special.
003941 Snag 'em Stamps "Happy Birthday"
003931 Hello Cupcake Paper
003934 Hello Cupcake Paper
003935 Hello Cupcake Paper
Close to My Heart Inks: Lagoon & Barn Red
I used each of the Monster Mash Snag Em Stamps on this layout. I stamped each image on white cardstock with black ink, then colored them in with Spica and Copic markers. I cut out each of the images and popped some up with 3 dimensional adhesive. All of them got a coat of Glossy Accents on top to give them an epoxy look.
I love using the Snag Em Stamps as embellishments on a layout. Since they are all the same size, it helps add design repetition to the layout. The Monster Mash characters were perfect accents to my "gang" of trick or treaters.
Supplies Used: Monster Mash patterned papers, die cuts, layered journaling sticker and Snag Em Stamps
9/13/2012 1:01:00 AM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
Product Spotlight - Snag 'em Stamps
Welcome back to our Product Spotlight.
Over the next week and half our Design Team will be sharing project using our Snag 'em Stamps that go along with our various collections.
There are so many ways to use stamps and the Snag 'em Stamps are so fun to use because the images that are created will often have a 'white' space where you can fill it in with color or other mediums.
Today we have Design Team member, Abby Laubentstein, sharing a project with us.
I love including stamped images on my cards and other projects and the Monster Mash Snag'Em stamps are so adorable! I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen to color in this spooky cute gang. I also fussy-cut the fence, sentiment and added a lot of dimension.
Imaginisce: Monster Mash Snag 'Em stamps and papers.
Other: Cardstock, watercolor pencils, blender pen
Please join us again tomorrow for more Snag 'em Stamps inspiration!!
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Product Spotlight - Snag 'em Stamps
Have you had a chance to use our Snag 'em stamps?
They come in a variety of designs that match each Imaginisce collection.
They contain a few of the images that are found on the patterned papers and sometimes a collection with have a few phrases or sayings.
As we mentioned yesterday our Design Team was given the challenge to use these stamps on their projects.
Today we have Tiffany sharing with us.
I love the versatility of using stamps. Here I stamped the images with Staz-On ink in Jet Black, and then watercolored them with a water based stamping ink. Coloring or painting stamped images reminds me of being a kid and coloring in my coloring books. I added some bling with my I-Rock and the Rhinestuds Hot Rocks in red and green. These tags will make anyone happy when they find them on their gifts on Christmas morning!
Supplies: Imaginisce patterned papers : Snowdrift, Candy Cane Forest, Christmas Joy, Be Jolly, Happy Winter, Warm Wishes), Snag 'em Stamps (Candle Tree, Gingerbread Boy,Gingerbread Girl, Partridge & Pear Tree, Reindeer, Snowflake), Gift Giving Sticker Stacker, I-Rock Tool, I-Rock Hot Rocks Compact (Rhinestuds)
Please make sure to stop by again tomorrow for more fabulous "Snag 'em Stamp" Inspiration!
9/11/2012 1:01:00 AM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
Product Spotlight - Snag 'em Stamps
Imaginisce includes so many fun products with each of their collections such as chipboard stickers, Sticker Stackers and also stamps!
Have you seen the cute little stamps we have??
They are so affordable and so fun to use.
Sugar Skull Snag 'em Stamp (Monster Mash collection)
This month we challenged our Design Team to use these on projects to show you just how fun & easy they are to use!
For the next two weeks the Design Team gals will showcase a variety of fantastic projects.
Shall we get started then?
Today we have Rhonda Van Ginkel sharing her talents with us.
I thought it would be fun to make a few Halloween cards featuring our Snag 'em stamps from the Monster Mash collection. For the square chevron and scalloped shaped cards, I used my Silhouette. The hexagon shaped card was created with the newly released Spellbinders die.
On the Hex card, I cut a few leaves, layered them and decorated in Sugar Skull's hair, then added some Crackle Accents. I layered a few hexagon shapes and used the sentiment from one of our Sticker Stackers. I added a witches boot for fun. She is secured with a wobbler. (Have I said that she is one of my all time favorite Snag 'em Stamps? She is so so cute!!!)
The Spooky card I layered the tree die cut under the interior sentiment block so it would peek out from behind my mummy and ghost. The Ghost has fairy glitter on it and my mummy has some frost glimmer on it. I added some "eyes" to the Spooky sentiment using my i-Rock and hot rocks.
The Boo card layers a halloween fence behind the chipboard sentiment. Eddie has a wobbler behind him so he wiggles and jiggles when you move or rock the card.
Ingredients: Monster Mash Pattern Papers, Chipboard, Sticker Stackers and Snag 'em Stamps and Foam Tape by Imaginisce, i-Rock and Hot Rocks by Imaginisce, Crackle Accents, Silhouette, Spellbinders, Spooky Tree die by Cheery Lynn Designs, Wobbler, Momento Ink, Copics, Trim by Cosmo Cricket, Twine by The Twinery, Glue Gloss and Fairy Dust by Donna Salazar, Smootch Glitz in Frost by Clearsnap, Xyron 5" Creation Station and Mega Runner
9/10/2012 12:15:48 PM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
Ro & Canvas Corp
A while back we had a fun product swap with Canvas Corp. One of our designers was uable to participate in the blog swap due to the late arrival of her package so today we are going to feature her beautiful work using some of their product.
So join us today as we take a look at Ro's beautiful creation.
To create my background on the CanvasCorp Fabricage, I started using the pretty glimmer mist with masks. Then I sprayed more glimer mist on a plastic bag, and with a glass, made ??stamps on the Fabricpage.
Using a stamp with a script pattern, I made ??several irregular stamped images with Stazon. After that, my background was ready to receive the other items on page: a beautiful canvas Flower Hot Pink, which I divided into two parts and used in the layout; envelope "Black & Kraft Zebra" which I turned into a mat and a few more embellishments and my page was complete!
Supplies: Imaginisce (patterned papers from Sole Sisters & ); Canvas Corp (Fabricpage, glimmer mist, twine, canvas flower, envelope (black & kraft zebra print)
This is a beautiful piece of artwork to hang on your wall.
9/8/2012 10:01:48 PM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
We're back today with another incredible card by designer
I love the versatility of the Roly-Rosies and I thought it would be fun to make a Halloween card featuring the black and white blooms from the Neutrals pack.
I paired them with the spookily cute Sugar Skull Snag'Em Stamp.
The witch's hat and sentiment are actually a pulled-apart Sticker Stacker and I finished off with some black Glam Rocks (including one for an eye!)
Patterned Paper: Monster Mash Collection (Imaginisce); Stamp: Sugar Skull Snag'Em Stamp (Imaginisce); Cardstock: Basic Black (Stampin' Up!), Solar White (Neenah); Fibers: Stitched Grosgrain (generic); Accents: Roly-Rosies Neutrals, Boo-tiful Friends Sticker Stacker, Black Glam Rocks (Imaginisce); Tools: i-Rock (Imaginisce)
Well, we hope that we've given you some more ideas on how to use those Roly Rosies. As you can clearly see they are so versatile and so fun to use on your projects.
Once again, we invite you to share your work with us on our Facebook page!
9/6/2012 1:01:00 AM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
As we mentioned yesterday a few of our designers were given the challenge to create a card using any Imaginisce collection of their choice and use the Roly Rosies as well.
So today we're back with super cute card by designer,
Harkening back to the Owl Card that I made a few months ago, I decided to once again use Roly Rosies in an unconventional way and fashion them as the eyes for my jack 'o lantern!
I started with a 4" circle and hand-cut leaves (I free-handed these, but svg files or punches could also be used) as the body of the pumpkin.
For the 'stem', I cut a small portion from one of the Neutral Roly Rosies. After rolling and securing the medium-sized Roly Rosies (black), I punched a small circle that I then embellished with an even smaller glittered circle for the eyes.
Adding adhesive from the POGO Dispenser is an easy way to adhere the circle to the center of each bloom. Lastly, I cut a some-what skewed rectangle to create the nose.
Supply List: Makin' Waves: Surf's Up 12x12 Paper, Fish 12x12 Paper; Monster Mash: Fall Medley 12x12 Paper, Pick of the Patch 12x12 Paper and Magic Words 5 x 12 Sticker Stacker; Roly Rosies - Neutrals; Tools: Hybrid Petal Roller, POGO Adhesive Dispenser and Colored Foam Tape - White
Shellye, that is just so fun!
Thanks for sharing.
We'd love to see how you use the Roly Rosies on a card so please feel free to share your creations with us on our Facebook page or add a link to your post here on our blog.
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We've got some talented card makers in our Design Team and we challenged them to create a card using any Imaginisce collection of their choosing while incorporating the use of some Roly Rosies on their card.
For the next couple of days we'll take a look at these fabulous card and we're hopeful that you will draw inspiration from these beauties!
Today's stunning card is from designer,
The Monster Mash collection isn't just about Halloween! The wonderful orange and green colors in the kit make for fantastic fall projects. And don't forget about those stamps! Using the patterns and colors you would like, make for complimentary embellishments.
SUPPLY LIST: Imaginisce Monster Mash pattern paper, 3-D stickers, Pumpkin stamp; Makin' Waves pattern paper; Petal Roller, Roly Rosies; The Twinery baker's twine, sentiment stamps
We'd love to see what your cards using the Roly Roseis.
Feel free to share your work on our Facebook page.
9/4/2012 1:01:00 AM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post
Monthly Challenge & August's Winner
Wow!! It's really true.
August is gone and we've already started September!!
Most kids are back at school (or will be starting tomorrow! ;)) and pretty soon we'll be feeling that summer weather leaving us for the cooler breeze of fall to enter in.
Just like the seasons our monthly challenges are coming & going.
Our lucky winner from last month, (August), is ...
We thought this submission by
was fabulous & super fun.
To claim your prize:
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing info no later than Fri., Sept 7th, 2012 and put "August Monthly Challenge Winner" in the Subject Heading.
Ok, let's see what's new for this month.
SEPTEMBER MONTHLY CHALLENGE:
Create a layout or card using .....
- a chevron pattern/design
- 2 patterned papers
- 2 embellishments
- 2 photos
- Remember you must use at least 75% Imaginisce product on your entry in order to be eligible.
- Upload your submission using the link tool at the end of this post
- Deadline is September 25th, 2012
Monster Mash collection package
Now you may be saying to yourself ... "I'm a card-maker and I don't use photos!"
Well, then let's really make this your challenge.
Take a look at what some of our Design Team gals have created and you will see just how fun it is to add photos to your cards!!
Remember we'd love to see those layouts as well!!!
Here's some fabulous ideas from our DT!
I loved this month's challenge. I don't usually put pictures on my cards, but I was going to take this challenge on. I made my card just a bit bigger than I usually would, so as to fit the two photos of my kids. The card has a Chevron pattern in it, I used the I-Top to create holly berries and then hand cut the title out for one of my embellishments.
Merry & Bright Patterned Papers, I-Top, 16 mm I-Top Brad Daddies and 16mm Brad Punch
My dad loves to play golf and since his birthday is just around the corner I wanted to create a card for him with his favorite hobby as the focus.I went to the internet and searched for 'golf photos'...I then saved the two stock pictures and spliced them together to form a 4x6 photo. The large die cut was just the right size in keeping with the scale of the photo! I know that he will love it :)
Supplies: Hello Cupcake: Birthday Hooray! 12x12 Paper, Cheers! 12x12 Paper, Wish Big 12x12 Paper, Wish Come True Die Cuts; Colored Foam Tape - White; Misc: Baker's Twine and brads.
My little guy turns five next month. I loved this challenge because it gave me a chance to create a card with a photo from his first birthday and a recent photo. I used papers from Monster Mash and Hello Cupcake. For a bit of fun, I added some Glam Rocks to the big ol' cupcake taken from a Sticker Stacker.
Patterned Paper: Hello Cupcake!, Monster Mash Collections (Imaginisce); Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!); Stickers: Surprise! Sticker Stacker (Imaginisce); Accents: Glam Rocks (Imaginisce), brads (generic); Tools: i-Rock (Imaginisce); Dies: Top Note (Sizzix)
This hanging wall art is made using a single sheet of acrylic from a mini album. What an easy way to get into the holiday spirit!
Supply List: Imaginisce Christmas Cheer pattern paper, die cuts, stickers; Imaginisce Clicut, ribbon, white gel pen, Silhouette Cameo and chevron die cut.
Rhonda Van Ginkel
The chevron background was cut using my Silhouette. I had a nice amount "white space" in the upper portion of my photo. For my 2nd photo, I created a copy of just the water portion and using PicMonkey, added my journaling on top of the water, saved and printed. I then cut the photo journaling into strips.
Supplies: Makin' Waves papers (2 pattern), Makin' Waves die cuts (2), Foam Tape by Imaginisce, White and Blue Cardstock by AC, Spiced Marmalade distress Ink, Silhouette, Sewing Machine and Thread
So ... are you up for the challenge??
We hope so because we'd love to see your take on this month's challenge.
Upload your entries by September 25th!
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