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Sunday, 26 November 2017

VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #5: DIY Holiday Season Gift Wrap Set

Gelli Prints Project #5: DIY Holiday Season Gift Wrap Set with a video by Kim Dellow


My Holiday Gift Guide supporting Etsy artists blog post on Friday has left me feeling all Christmassy! So how do you fancy a bespoke Holiday season gift wrap set using your gelli prints to add that extra special touch to your Christmas presents this year? It's the final episode in my Gelli Prints Project video series and a perfect way to make good use of those monoprints.

 And I know that we are all time-poor, especially in the run up to the day itself, so it is a very easy set of projects that you can make in bulk too if you need to. Enjoy the video and as always the supply list is below along with the links to all the other Gelli Print videos in the series and a close up photo of one of the projects.


VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #5: DIY Holiday Season Gift Wrap Set





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Fabriano Accademia A3 120gsm
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Golden Regular Gel Medium
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Old plastic gift card or credit card
Gift box
Pencil
Sentiment Stamp
3D foam pads

String
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Scissors
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Kraft cardstock
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WRMK Crop-a-dile Hole punch
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Fiskars Trimmer
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Cutting mat
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Metal ruler - long
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Craft Knife
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Small ball embossing tool
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MISTI Stamping tool
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Ranger Archival Jet black ink
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My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Circle STAX dies
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Cuttlebug die-cutting machine
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Gelli Plate 8 x 10 inch
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Clsoe up of the card from Gelli Prints Project #5: DIY Holiday Season Gift Wrap Set with a video by Kim Dellow


——— GELLI PRINTS PROJECT SERIES ———

Start here with tips on gelli printing.

Try out Project #1 with a technique for turning your drawings into mixed media collage.

Project #2 was all about using gelli prints to make botanical art, watch it here.

Project #3 use your gelli prints to make cute envelopes with colour on the inside and outside. PLUS there is a free template too!

Project #4 scan your gelli prints and use them to add printed elements in a hybrid art journal page.

Haven't got a gelli plate? Don't worry, make your own with this handy blog post on Gelatin plates.


Hope you have enjoyed the Gelli Prints Project series and that you are buzzing with even more ideas for using those gelli prints, because I know you aren't hording them right? For that perfect project? Nope, you are using them all up and I am glad to hear it!

Enjoy using your monoprints!
Kim


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Friday, 19 May 2017

Making Shaped Cards With Creative Dies Plus

Creative Dies Plus with projects by Kim Dellow

I've been making lots of cards this week. Article work has been keeping me busy but I have also had the opportunity to try out the Creative Dies Plus Stitched and Pierced nesting dies from Craft Stash. Have you seen these dies? I'm not sure how long they have been on the market for but they were new to me and it's totally perfect timing for me as I've been meaning to update some of my nesting dies.

I have to keep my stash current with what is available on the market for my article work but unfortunately some of my Spellbinders dies are no longer easily available, well at least here in the UK. So, well it's great excuse to go shopping, right? Luckily, Craft Stash asked if I would try out some of their products so I jumped at the chance and picked some dies including these two nesting die sets (thank you Craft Stash!) but I might have also bought some other dies as well that I will share with you later (*wink).

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heart shaped card by Kim Dellow

I know! I could not resist, they have this amazing large Hexagon Panel die from the Apple Blossom collection that I have just fallen in love with, but more on that in another blog post!

I do have to admit I've never actually had a set of nested heart dies before as I usually cut my own heart shapes but check out the stitch and pierced dot details. Well, you've got me there, I can't do that easily so this set had to drop into my basket.

The stitched and dot details are a lovely touch that I really like but if you are looking for some plain nesting die shapes they also have a large collection of just shapes to choose from including some heavily discounted bundle deals worth looking at (just thought I would give you a heads-up in case you were looking for some!).

star and heart shaped card by Kim Dellow

You guys know that stars and hearts are probably amongst my favourite go-to motifs, we have talked about our favourite motifs before here on my blog. I do use them again and again and I am naturally drawn to those shapes first but there were lots of other shapes in the Creative Dies Plus Stitched and Pierced range too including tags, scalloped shapes, circles, ovals, banners, rectangles and squares.

Both these cards, that I am sharing today, are shaped cards using Kraft and cream cardstock and some old papers from Studio Calico. It's the Brighton Pier collection in case you were curious but I expect you can't find them any more. Sorry! I've hand-written the sentiments and mixed and matched the die-cut shapes to make a matching pair of cards. 

star shaped card by Kim Dellow

The sentiment on the Stitched and Pierced Heart card says 'Wishes' and on the Stitched and Pierced Star card says 'Besties'. 

So thanks again to Craft Stash for sending me these dies to try out and you might have noticed that I am also an affiliate of theirs too as it just makes sense - I like their products, I am a big fan of their in-house designers and as they are part of Practical Publishing International they have most of the latest magazines that you can sometimes spot me in (*cheeky grin!).

By the way, if you are a new Craft Stash customer make sure that you join their newsletter as you can get 20% off your first order if you do.

So which are your favourite shapes in the Creative Plus Stitched and Pierced Nesting dies range? I'm curious as to which will be the most popular. What nesting die shapes do you use the most or what shape would you like to see but haven't yet?

Kim


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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

VIDEO: DIY Logan / Wolverine Inspired Birthday Card


Kim Dellow DIY Wolverine / Logan inspired birthday card

I've mentioned before that we are pretty keen on comic books and graphic novels in my household so today's project video is a total geek-out homage to the new Logan film coming out in the cinemas around the world this week. It's a DIY how-to for making a Logan / Wolverine inspired Birthday Card.

I totally wish I could claim to having come up with the idea but it was my amazing partner David who did, I just brought it to life. The one thing we are not short of in my house is comic books so it was easy for me to source some old ones to cut up. But if you aren't so lucky then try your local charity shop or second hand book shop, but do make sure it isn't a rare one before you go tearing it up!

Hope you enjoy the movie Bub. Both mine and the one in the cinema, which might be slightly longer and less papercraft-based than mine!


VIDEO: DIY Logan / Wolverine Inspired Birthday Card



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Products:
Old comic book pages
Cardstock 12" x 12" yellow, blue
Glue - any paper glue will do, I used Golden Regular gel
Scissors
Sakura Micron Pigma pen 05
bone folder (or use the side of a pen)
Paper trimmer (or a craft knife and a metal ruler)
Scoring tool (or an old inkless ballpoint pen and a ruler)
Craft knife
Metal ruler (optional)


Kim Dellow DIY Wolverine / Logan inspired birthday card lying down

Kim Dellow DIY Wolverine / Logan inspired birthday card close up

Have fun with this technique! I don't think it isn't just for Logan / Wolverine birthday cards either, it would make a fun Halloween card too wouldn't it?

Kim

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Monday, 16 January 2017

Simple Circles For Card Making

Friday was card making with triangles, so Mondays is using circles! And you guys know how much I love circles! Circles everywhere; in my Instagram feed, on my YouTube channel, they have even gotten into a sneak peek at some up and coming products for my PaperArtsy range.

What's that? New stamps?...well maybe! You will just have to wait and see, or you could go and check out the peek over on the PaperArtsy blog if you like!

But back to today's circles!

Simple circle design for card making

Again it is a simple card design but this time I've die-cut some nested circles, slightly off centre to create two circular frames and one full circle. I layered the circle frames on Khadi paper, just as with the triangles on Friday, then added the full circle to the big frame and a die-cut heart to the smaller frame.

This one has more of a vintage feel with the vintage style patterned papers. I quite like how the heart is mostly red with a touch of blue, it adds a nice pop I think.


Close up of a simple circle card design

This was for a birthday as you can see, but the design would work just as well for a Valentine's card don't you think?

And just in case you are looking for Valentine's Day projects a jam jar make over on the Blitsy blog showing how to make this bright little tea light holder.

Looks pretty both with the tea light off and on!


Decorated Jam Jar Votive, showing it with the tealight on and off

Hope you enjoyed the simple circle card design and the jam jar make over project, perfect to start the creative week!

So what are you making for Valentine's day?

Kim





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Friday, 13 January 2017

Geometric Designs For Card Making

So I don't think I am over geometric shapes yet! Actually I don't think I will ever be over them particularly in my card making! Ooops, do you feel like you have just walked in part the way through a conversation? Ok, let me back up a bit.

At the end of last year I shared a series of cards that heavily relied upon geometric shapes, mostly stars, and die-cutting. If you missed them you can see all four cards in my blog post un-originally called 'Another Die-cut Design For Men', yeah, my titles need work, I know!

Geometric shapes in card making

Today I have another card to share that falls back on geometric shapes and is actually another card intended for a man. But, as I said last year, geometric shapes aren't just for men you know! Don't see why they should get all the good stuff!

But I digress. It was for a man and it was a feast of lines! Lines everywhere. Lots and lots of straight lines, in the papers I used, in the shapes I cut out, in the lettering style, just everywhere.

But then what do I do? Just when you think 'ok, this is all about straight lines', I go and mount the design on some rough-edged Khadi paper! I know, mad right? I like to keep you on your toes! They call me maverick!

close up of Geometric shapes in card making

Actually they, don't. No one calls me maverick, but hey, if you want to you can :)


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Monday, 19 December 2016

Another Die-Cut Design For Men

Welcome to the last of my four die-cut designs for men. All four cards have been designed around a common theme using simple die-cut shapes but they all use various different aspects of design theory. If you look back over the month at each of the cards I have posted on the last four Monday then you can see some of the usual card design principles such as the use of colour, or the placement of elements. But this card is a little different.


On first look at this design it might look a little discordant, but it still works and there is still a design harmony in this project. One of my favourite design tools that I use regularly for my card making is reflected colour. Repeat a colour or the shade and tone of a colour in several places on a card brings harmony to a design. You probably use it yourself regularly, without even realising that you are doing it, it is a very popular design tool.

But I've not repeated the colours for this design. However, I have used a repeat, it just isn't an immediately obvious one. Look again and you will start to see repeated motifs, which is another great design tool that many of us use again and again. The geometric shapes with the diamond pattern, the chevron and the star; the repeated circle motif of the dots, rounded rectangle corners and the die-cut disc of the star. If you really look you start to see them.


Obviously it helps using a paper pack where a designer has already curated the colours and motifs so that they will work well together but don't be afraid to utilise that work that someone else has already done and play with it in your own design work. Build your confidence using paper packs and then you will start seeing design elements everywhere and start curating your own colour combos and design motifs.

If you have missed the other three cards in this series than you can find them by clicking on the pictures below.

Cardmaking designs  with a Captain America twist by Kim Dellow Letting papers speak for themselves in cardmaking by Kim DellowFavourite design elements in cardmaking by Kim Dellow

Card designing is fun isn't it?

So what design theory tools do you find yourself using again and again in your cardmaking?

Kim





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Friday, 16 December 2016

6 Card Ideas To Revisit For 2017

On Wednesday I posted 'My 5 Favourite Art Videos Of 2016' blog post as part of a little review I do around this time every year to take stock of what I have been working on through the year. Today I thought I would share six of my favourite cards designs from my 2016 back catalogue.

But I have to admit I haven't done a lot of cards for my blog this year. I've still made them for magazines but when it comes to making them for my blog content, they have been a little sparse. Even so, the ones that I have collected together to share today are still my favourites from my blog this year and I hope they are yours too!

So to kick off here is a great design for Valentine's day (affiliate link).

Valentine's card design idea by Kim Dellow

Yep, I know, we haven't even got past Christmas and New Year yet, but believe me, I have already been making Valentine's cards and projects for 2017. The original card is on the Blitsy blog with a step by step showing how to put it together and if you are interested you can visit it via the link above the picture.

Another favourite card idea from 2016 has to be one of my clean and simple (CAS) style designs using my new stamp range launched with PaperArtsy this year.

Clean and simple card design by Kim Dellow

And you could not get much simpler than this design, well, except perhaps just stamping one flower and the sentiment, ok, that might be simpler!

I think I do kind of lean towards CAS design, sometimes through personal taste but also a lot of the time due to deadlines if I'm honest. But even my 'arty and 'messy' cards have a clean and simple vibe as seen in the next two cards.

The first one was from an article in Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 153 where I shared some ideas for using the Ken Oliver Color Bursts which were very popular this year. For this card I used a The Crafter's Workshop stencil to apply the pigment watercolour paint through.

The second card was a similar make in that it uses watercolour and a stencil but this time the stencil was a chipboard embellishment and the watercolour was a Lindy's gang spray.

A Simple Cards and Papercraft Card using Color Burst by Kim Dellow

Pineapple invite cards by Kim Dellow

I have a video showing how I put the 'Hey Pineapple' cards together, it is a really simple method for making multiple cards in one go, great for invite making! You can watch it if you hop to my 'How To Make Quick Pineapple Party Invites' blog post

The last two card designs that might make good ideas to revisit for your cardmaking in 2017 are very different from each other but still in-keeping with my CAS vibe. For the first one I played with die-cuts and patterned paper to make a fun, very loosely inspired by Captain America, card,

Die-cut card design by Kim Dellow

As I have mentioned before I do like using circles and stars in designs!

The final share is a mixed media card that uses cut outs with brush work to form the image. The dress was made by adding gouache colour to a piece of cardstock collaged with book pages then I cut out the shape. The dress was then stuck over a body form that I painted on the card directly with a brush. And the lettering was also done by hand with a brush directly on the card. 

It was a bit nerve wracking as I don't tend to draw or letter like this directly on projects for commissions. I tend to do the drawing or lettering on something else, cut it out then stick it on, so no big deal if I get it wrong! But I threw caution to the wind for this one!

Mixed media Card design by Kim Dellow

That is my look back on my favourite cards for 2016. I hope that some of these are interesting for you and might inspire one of your card designs for 2017.

Let me know if you have or plan to do a look back on your favourite makes for 2016, I would love to see it!

Kim

To find my other 2016 Round-Up Posts click the pictures below or follow the links listed:

My 5 Favourite Art Videos of 2016


My 5 Favourite Art Videos of 2016



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Monday, 12 December 2016

More Card Ideas For Men

Time for my third card in this card designs for men series. If you have missed it I have been posting a card designed for a man on Monday for the last two weeks, but, as I said in the first post of this series they really don't need to be designs just for men, you can use them for women too!

All the cards I've been sharing so far were made for the same commission, so there is a theme weaving these cards together into a set. The theme can be seen in the patterned paper I've used, so the colour palette, and they are all heavily using die-cut elements.


I use stars a lot in my cards. For me, stars in my cardmaking are a bit like hearts in my art journaling, they are my easy-go-to motif for finishing a design. No matter how much I try to break out of the star-using or heart-using rut I still return to them as design elements again and again.

They are one of my favourite elements, I actually have to stop myself using them as I use them so much, I just can't help myself! But I think they are particularly useful for this type of simple design, where I have not really used anything other than some die-cut shapes and patterned paper. For me I feel the stars give the card design some focus.


Actually, now I come to think about it I think circles are another one of my most over-used design elements in both my cardmaking and my art journalling!

So what are your easy-go-to motifs for your cardmaking or other creative projects? What shapes do you find yourself drawn towards over and over again?

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Monday, 5 December 2016

Another Birthday Card Design For Men

If you happened by my blog last Monday I shared a male cards in my 'Die-cut Cards for Men' blog post, as well as my general anxiety about calling things either male or female! This week I have another share from the same set of cards that I made for a commission earlier in the year. It is also a male card, and I am still conflicted about calling it that but I do feel better by the fact that it again has the man in question's name on it, so I can't really call it anything else!

A Male Card made by Kim Dellow

I've gone for a simple design again for this card, but well, I think that is the way I role, particularly when I am trying to get things done for deadlines! Also I quite like the challenge of designing with very few elements and when you have a 'busy' paper like the one I used for this range of cards, you can get away with letting the papers speak for themselves.

close up of a Male Card made by Kim Dellow


Die-cutting is perfect for this type of card and I've used a star die with the Stitched Rectangles from My Favorite Things Die-namics range. There is a little bit of dimension as I have used a thin foam pad to stick the shapes to the card front but I tried to keep it flat to keep the cost down for the client if they wanted to send it by post.

Come back next Monday for another male card in this range.

Kim




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Monday, 28 November 2016

Die-cut Cards For Men

I often um and ah about labelling my card designs specifically for men or women. Cardmakers often talk about cards for men or cards for women, but I try to be a bit nebulous about it, if I can, when I share my makes. Because, well, I will be honest, I often LOVE cards that have supposedly been made with men in mind and sometimes I even love them more than some cards that are labeled for women. So, really, do we have to label them?

Although, having said that, this card is definitely a card for a male person, I mean look, it even has his name on it! I can't really get away with being nebulous about it. This is a man's card, made for a man by a women, so I'm still not really sure if a man likes it or what makes it a 'man's' card, but I like it and I hope that is enough!

Superhero inspired die-cut card by Kim Dellow

And for any Marvel fans out there can you guess the superhero inspiration for the design for this one? Do you see it? I mean it is obvious right? Answers on a postcard to...

I do have some other cards for men using die-cuts, that I made for the same commission, to share with you over the next few weeks and again, I know they are for men as they have their names on them too!

close up of a Superhero inspired die-cut card by Kim Dellow

So what makes a man's or a women's card for you? What sort of themes or colours do you go for or avoid when you design a card for a man or a women? Or perhaps I should ask what are your favourite cards that you receive and then let me know if you are male or female!

Oh and if you can't see which Marvel superhero, shout and I will let you know.

Catch you later.

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Monday, 1 August 2016

Blitsy Summer Trends Blog Hop: How To Make Quick Pineapple Party Invites

Welcome to the Blitsy Summer Trends August 2016 Blog Hop!

I hope you are having a fun hop around the Blitsy Creative Team's blogs. If you came from Dana Joy's blog Got Joy Creations then you are on the right track. If not, then don't worry! Come join in the hop here, you can still be in with a chance to win a prize!

Wait! Did someone say PRIZE? Oh yes they did! But before I give you the details of how to enter the Giveaway I just wanted to give you a little introduction to what is going on.

For a bit of fun Blitsy sent out each of it's Creative Team members a mystery box of arty/ crafty goodies and asked us each to share a project with you all. None of us knew what would be in our box and different team members have got some different items in the mix. A fun challenge right? I can't wait to see what everyone has done!

[I do use affiliate links and there are some in this blog post.]


Kim Dellow Pineapple Party Invites For Blitsy

What Did I Make?

Little Pineapple Summer Party Invites and I've put together a little film to show you what was in my mystery box and how I used them to make these invites.





So the products in my mystery Blitsy box were:

Hero Arts pineapple stamp
Fabscraps chipboard pineapple embellishments
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Pineapple Paradise

You can also find them over on the Blitsy Summer Trend sale.


I've also used:

Strathmore Mixed-Media Visual Journals - 9" x 12"
American Crafts Pink Craft Blade Trimmer 12"
Ranger Inkssentials Paper Creaser Bone Folder 6" - Folding/Burnishing
Fiskars Paper Trimmer Bypass 9" Cardmaking
Sakura - Pigma Micron Pen - .45mm - Carded - Black - 5


GIVEAWAY DETAILS!

If you want a chance to win $50 to spend at Blitsy, and don't forget that they ship worldwide, then collect the 'secret words' from the Creative Team's blogs and then head on over to the Blitsy Blog to learn how to enter, go bookmark the link now so you don't forget!

So the next person you want to hop to is Jennifer Reyes at My Purpley Life, but also check out Andreja Vuńćajnk at Easy Peasy And Fun.

But before you go my secret word is:

ZINGY

Thanks for popping in and Happy Hopping!

Good luck!

Kim

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Thursday, 31 March 2016

As Featured On Blitsy - How To Make a Mixed Media Big Bloom Card

It is Blitsy time and this week I have a card making tutorial on the blog.

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Close up of the details on a mixed media card

I've gone all pink, well with a smidge of kraft and cream too, but mostly pink, pink with some more pink for good measure! I've obviously been in a bit of a pink mood as well as a teal mood at the moment.

So if you are looking for something a bit inky, card-y and mixed media-y then go take a look on the Blitsy blog to see how I put this Mixed Media Big Bloom Card together. Of course yours doesn't have to be pink if you don't want it to be!

Catch you later.
Kim

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Monday, 25 January 2016

As Featured On Blitsy - How to Make A Valentine's Day Card With Journaling Cards

Flutter, flutter goes my beating heart. Did someone say Valentine's? Come on now, own up, I know that someone did! Or perhaps it was just whispered on the wind? Well if you are looking for some Valentine's Day ideas then you could always have a look through the Blitsy blog. There are a few heart-themed ideas on there, including one from me today!

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Valentine's Day card tutorial on the Blitsy Blog

The whole step by step showing how I put this together and what I used is over on the Blitsy blog so hop on over there and don't forget to check out the other loved-up inspiration too.

Love is in the air, I'm sure of it!

Kim




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Monday, 21 December 2015

Rocket Ship Cardmaking

It has been such a long time since I last posted a card on my blog that you might be wondering if I still make them! Well I do but 99% of my cardmaking these days are for magazines so I can't show them here on my blog, but you will have seen them if you get Papercraft Essentials, Simply Cards and Papercraft, Creative Stamping or Die-Cutting Essentials.

But I do have a card to share today and I've used the 1950's inspired stamp set that came with the issue 21 of Creative Stamping.

Rocket ship card


Oddly enough the last card I posted on my blog also had a rocket ship on it!

close up of the Rocket ship card

Well I do love a bit of Sci Fi!

Have a fun day and if you are looking for the Show Your Face link up then click on the picture below, it will take you straight there.

Click to go to the latest Show Your Face Link up

Catch you later.
Kim

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Monday, 7 September 2015

Crafts U Love Demo - Get The Most From Your Journaling Cards (Continued)

3...2...1...BOOOOMMMMM!

Monday is Go! 


I don't know why but the intro music to Thunderbirds just popped into my head then. Did it pop into yours too?

Ok, so you may not have noticed but it is Monday, I know, it was a surprise to me too! I have an explosive card to share with you today to help you get Monday off with a bang!


It is one of my Crafts U Love demo cards (I told you I had a few to share) and it is another from my 'Get The Most From Your Journaling Cards' series and I've used the Becky Higgins Boys Rule Project life card kit.

I might have told you guys this before but I'm a massive space and Sci Fi geek so this one rings all of my bells plus it is interactive, I've put the rocket on a spring so that it wobbles - too cool for school!


I *LOVE* cards with moving elements! Sorry I get a bit excited about space-y things and interactive things. Don't mind me!

Ok you guys! You GO get your Monday, it ain't rocket science! (Well, it might be for some of you, I mean I have no idea what you do in your job, you maybe a rocket scientist for all I know! In which case it IS rocket science!).

Right, I'm out of here, perhaps I shouldn't drink so much coffee before I write my blog posts?

Kim





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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Crafts U Love Demo - Get The Most From Your Journaling Cards (Continued)

After the canvas on Monday and the Face for Show Your Face on Friday I was thinking I would shake things up again with a card. What do you think? I still have some Craft U Love demo cards that I haven't shared yet so let's do this!

A greeting card with stars for a 5 year old

This is another card in my 'Get The Most From Your Journaling Cards' series and I've used the Becky Higgins Boys Rule Project life card kit with Tim Holtz Abandoned Coral and Fossilised Amber Distress inks.

How To Make:
It is another simple design, I used a craft knife to remove a star from a journaling card and then I used the card with the star removed as a stencil to sponge the inks through on the card blank. The cut-out star was then stuck on top using 3D-foam with a circle and the date tab, both of which were also cut from journaling cards.

If you like this make then you might want to check out these ones too if you haven't seen them already:

Hot Air Balloons card Awesome Bicycle card made from journaling cards

Hope you have a great creative Wednesday.

Kim

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