Thursday, May 23, 2019

Scrapbooking Technique from Close To My Heart

How To Make a Shaker Window Page!

We are loving National Scrapbooking Month so far, and we hope you are, too! To continue the celebration, we’re going to really shake things up today and show you how to make a shaker window the size of a scrapbook page!
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STEP 1.  The very first thing you’re going to do is determine the size of window you’d like on your project. For it to fit a traditional 12″ x 12″ scrapbook page, you’ll need to keep your window no bigger than 11½” x 11½”. Next, decide if you’d like the base of the window (the paper that shows through under the sequins) to be the same as your base page or if you’d rather have a different pattern or color show through. If you’re keeping it the same as the base page, skip the rest of this step and move on to number 2. If you’d like the base to be something different, cut a circle* from the patterned paper or cardstock you’d prefer instead. The size and shape you cut here will determine the size and shape of your window. The window on our page is a 10″ circle, so our base is also 10″
*One of the great things about this big window idea is that you’re not limited to a circle shape. Make a square, a rectangle, a heart, a star—your window can be any shape you can cut out from a 12″ x 12″ Memory Protector™. (See step 2.)
STEP 2.  Carefully trim the edges from a 12″ x 12″ Memory Protector™; this should leave you with two clear plastic sheets. Take one of these pieces and cut another circle (or the shape you chose for your window) from it. Make sure this second shape is the same size as your base piece, if you have one.
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STEP 3.  The last thing you will need to cut to create your large window is an overlay. When you cut your overlay, make sure that it is the same size as your other two pieces so they will all match up later when you stack them to assemble your window. On our page, we created an overlay that frames our shape and also has a world map in the center (making our complete project look like a globe). Your overlay doesn’t have to be this complicated. Decide how much of the inside window you really need or want to see. Also take into consideration where you will be putting other elements of your scrapbook page, like photos and journaling.
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STEP 4.  When you’ve got all your pieces cut, gently rub the base and the clear plastic window in circular motions with an anti-static pouch. This will help reduce static cling and allow the sequins move freely when you shake or turn the completed page.
STEP 5.  Carefully place small pieces of 3-D foam tape around the perimeter of your base piece. Keeping your base flat, add a handful of loose sequins inside the frame you just created.
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STEP 6.  Lay the clear plastic shape on top of the 3-D foam tape and press firmly around the edges.
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If you don’t have a separate base piece and are using your base page as the back of your window, add the 3-D foam tape to the perimeter of the plastic shape instead. Then, fill the center of your framed plastic shape with sequins and lay the base page on top of it to attach. Flip the page over to see your window.
STEP 7.  The last step in assembling this large window is to hide the foam frame by layering the overlay on top of it. (An adhesive runner should do the trick!)
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Now that your window is complete, all that is left to do is to attach it to your project along with all of those extra elements that make a scrapbook page truly yours.
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The page we used as our example today comes from The World Is Yours Scrapbooking Workshop Kit. If you’d like to recreate it, be sure to check out the instructions, HERE.
What projects have you added windows to? Do you have any fun ideas, tips or tricks to share? Let us know in the comments below, and happy crafting!


Monday, May 6, 2019

May workshops and open crop

May 2019 Workshops/Crops
all workshops are held in my home workshop (downstairs) unless a 
special request is made 

Workshop
Date
Time
Fee
Reserve your spot by
Two Page Scrapbooking
Layout *
Tuesday, 
May 7

Please bring Make It From Your Heart Volume 3
(if you have one)
6:30 – 9:00
$8
May 7
Jackie’s SCOPE group
Spirituality and Creativity

Monday, May 13

6:30 
please bring a project you'd like to work on during our reflection hour
May 12

Multi page Scrap workshop*

Thursday,
May 16
5:30 – 9:30
Paper pack: The World is Yours
Pre-ordered supplies needed

See layouts soon here on my blog

ASAP if you have not already ordered your paper pack and supplies for this workshop
Open Crop
Bring your own project to work on
Friday, 
May 17
3:00 -
11:00

Donation to HOPES Center
Build a salad 
Bring something to add to a salad

Thursday, 
May 16

Technique Time
Card Workshop *

Featured Technique:
Make 12 cards using Picture My Life Card pack

Tuesday,
May 28

Create 12 cards for the occasions you need 


6:30 – 9:00

Please bring paper trimmer, scissors, and adhesives
$18
Please pre-pay this workshop by May 18 

If you are unable to attend, your kit will be prepared for you. 


Saturday,
May 18

* For scrapbooking and card making workshops:  Please bring your own basic 
  crafting supplies -- scissors, adhesives, foam tape, and paper trimmer, craft mat, and any other favorite tools for scrapbook workshops


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Multipage Scrapbooking Workshop

Feels Like Home 


This has to be my favorite paper pack from the current Close To My Heart idea book.

There are also beautiful Complements and Picture My Life Cards to work into layouts with these papers.  You can find those on my website by clicking on the links above.

So let's see what fun I've had with this paper suite.


Here's a closer look at the shading I did using a water brush to pick up Sugarplum ink.
The stamp set used here is Budding Peony.
I was lucky enough to get the thin cuts to go with this set.  
The stamp set is still available, however, the thin cuts have sold out.







We will be making these layouts in my April multipage workshop.

April 11, 2019
5:30 - 9:30
(Materials need to be pre-ordered)







Monday, April 1, 2019

April Stamp of the Month Blog hop


Welcome!

Glad you could join us today.  A blog hop is just one big loop of fun and creative ideas. 

If you are coming from Terry's blog you're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link to Darlys Recker's blog at the end of my post.  Each blog you visit will feature a link to continue following the hop. If you get disconnected somewhere along the way, you can find a complete list of blog hop participants here.

This month's stamp set, Love So Sweet, featuring 26 great stamps is great for card making, scrapbook pages, and lots of other fun paper crafting projects. I always love the blog hops to see the many wonderful ideas other consultants come up with.

  This stamp set is available only through the month of April.  After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to add this to your stamp collection.  You can purchase this set for $18.95, or get it for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50 (US) through your Close To My Heart consultant or find it here.



My first project is a layout using pattern 2 from Making It From Your Heart, Volume 3 and papers from the I Heart Us paper pack.



I also used this stamp set to create a gift - "slippers" with cash toes for a mani - pedi.
I just traced one of my sandals to get the basic shape.  


Here's a little closer look.  You'll notice Clear Sparkles on each "toenail".
Flowers were stamped using a masking technique to stamp the cluster of flowers and then fussy cut the cluster of flowers.

To give a little extra luster, the flowers were painted with a Clear Shimmer Brush.


Thanks for stopping by today.  

Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas using this stamp set on 

Be sure to visit the other consultants who have joined in on this
 blog hop for lots of inspiration.


If for some reason, you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.





Sunday, March 31, 2019

April 2019 workshop/crop

April 2019 Workshops/Crops
all workshops are held in my home workshop (downstairs) unless a 
special request is made 

++Please note I have added an open crop work date to the April calendar after all.++

Workshop
Date
Time
Fee
Reserve your spot by
Two Page Scrapbooking
Layout *
Tuesday, 
April 2

Please bring Make It From Your Heart Volume 3
(if you have one)
6:30 – 9:00
$8
Monday, 
April 1 
Jackie’s SCOPE group
Spirituality and Creativity*
We will be attending the Taize Prayer Service at Siena Center tonight instead of meeting at my home
Monday, April 8

Note change
6:30 

Let us know if you'd like to join us by Sunday, Apr.7

Multi page Scrap workshop*

Thursday,
April 11
5:30 – 9:30
Paper pack: Feels Like Home
Pre-ordered supplies needed
See layouts soon here on my blog

Friday,
April 5
Open Crop
Bring your own project to work on
Friday, 
April 5
3:00 -
11:00

Donation to HOPES center
I will supply a tuna noodle casserole - bring whatever you'd like to share if you plan to have supper here
Thursday, April 4

Technique Time
Card Workshop *

Featured Technique: 

Adding folded paper shapes to cards 
pinwheels, folded flowers

Monday,
April 29


6:30 – 9:00
$12

Create cards for the occasions you need 

Make 4 – 5 cards depending on how fast you work


Saturday,
April 13

* For scrapbooking and card making workshops:  Please bring your own basic 
  crafting supplies -- scissors, adhesives, foam tape, and paper trimmer, craft mat, and any other favorite tools for scrapbook workshops