Thursday, January 10, 2019

Paper House Productions Stargazer Folio Class at Creativation 2019

I am very excited to be teaching for Paper House Productions at Creativation this year!  

I was asked to play with the beautiful *new* Stargazer Collection and I designed a folio featuring a waterfall element on the inside...

...and a light up element on the front cover! (super simple design  and so easy to use!)

The Stargazer Collection may look familiar because Paper House had previously released a planner with this beautiful theme.  Since the folio  I created used Eileen Hull's Journal Die as a base, the Stargazer Journey Book Inserts will fit in it perfectly!

The Stargazer Collection also includes planners, washi tape, enamel stickers, sticky notes and bookmarks.  You can find all of the "out of this world" beauty right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Supplies for Stargazer Folio:

Paper House Productions Stargazer Foil Paper
Paper House Productions Night Sky Foil Paper
Paper House Productions Shine Bright Foil Paper
Paper House Productions Stargazer Collection
Sizzix Eileen Hull Journal XL Scoreboard Die
Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board
Therm O Web Deco Foil Transfer Sheets, Gold
Therm O Web SuperTape, Easy-Tear Tape, Easy Cut Adhesive
Memories and More Memory Lights
Elastic Cord, 2mm, gold
Black Cardstock

Friday, December 28, 2018

Personalized Dollar Store Mug with etchall® etching crème

So do you have a dedicated coffee or cocoa drinker in your life? Want to whip up a quick and economical gift? Let me show you how to personalize a dollar store mug with etchall® etching crème!

I started by cutting a vinyl stencil with my Silhouette Cameo:

Using etchall® etchmask transfer sheets I transferred the stencil to a mug I bought at the dollar store.  With the pads of my fingers I firmly pressed the stencil into place making sure there were no air bubbles and then covered the edges with tape to protect the rest of the mug.

I then applied a thick layer of etchall® etching crème over the entire stencil area and waited for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes I scraped the etching crème back into the jar - because etchall® etching crème is completely reusable!   I thoroughly washed off the rest of the crème under running water before removing the stencil and tape.
NOTE:  Do NOT rinse in a porcelain sink as this is an etching product and it will remove the glaze. 

Add in a couple of specially blended packs of cocoa or coffee and you are all set!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for Etchall® etched dollar store mug:

etchall® etching crème
etchall® etchmask transfer sheets
Electronic die cutter
Ceramic mug

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

2018 Favorites with Eileen Hull Designs

Just in time for Christmas gift giving the Inspiration Team over at Eileen Hull Designs is sharing a round up post of some of our favorite projects from 2018!   Take a peek and maybe you will be inspired to create a quick gift for someone special...or decide to ask Santa for one or two of Eileen's dies for yourself!

Just clicking on the photo will take you to the original post with the tutorial and supply list with links. Enjoy!

Mini-Album with Eileen's Wrapped Journal Die & Thinlits

Gratitude Journal with Eileen's Wrapped Journal Die and Flowers & Leaves Journal Cards Thinlits

Recipe Collector with Eileen's Wrapped Journal Die and ColorBox Blends Inks

Mixed Media Memory Keeper with Eileen's Wrapped Journal and Thinlits
Card with Eileen's Flowers & Leaves Journal Card Thinlits

Card with Eileen's Flowers & Leaves Journal Cards Thinlits and ColorBox Blends Inks

Buffet Utensil Caddy with Eileen's Card Box Planner Storage & Organizer Die

Beach-themed box with Eileen's Trinket Box Die

Dry Erase book with Eileen's Journal Die

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Snowflake Christmas Card with Eileen Hull

For my Eileen Hull project this month I decided to re-imagine flowers as snowflakes and created a Christmas card! 

I love stretching my craft supplies, don't you?  I absolutely adore the Sizzix Journaling Card Thinlets Eileen released this year, especially the Flowers & Leaves set.  I realized with the right color palette, courtesy of Clearsnap ColorBox Blends, I could use this set year round!  Time to play...

I started by inking white cardstock with 3 of Eileen's ColorBox Blends ( Bay, Beach, Hydrangea) and then die cutting them with the Journaling Cards - Flowers and Leaves die set.

Next I replaced the flowers into a white cardstock Journaling Card, layering and mixing the colors until I was happy with the arrangement.  I played around with an assortment of bling from Want2Scrap, making sure my frosty flakes twinkled and sparkled with lots of shimmer and shine!

After the die cutting you are left with a stencil.  I used it to create patterned paper.

I added a sentiment with this perfectly themed stamp from Penny Black...

...and mounted the new snowflake paper on white cardstock.

 The decorative snowflake panel was adhered to the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for Snowflake Christmas Card:

Sizzix  - Eileen Hull Journaling Cards - Flowers & Leaves Thinlits Die Set
Clearsnap - Eileen Hull ColorBox Blends - Bay, Beach, Hydrangea
Penny Black - Holiday Snippets stamp set
Want2Scrap - Shiny Chrome Drops, Turquoise Baby Bling, Iridescent Rhinestones, Royal Blue Rhinestones
White cardstock

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Etched Stone Dragon Agate Slice Pendant with Etchall®

I am very excited!  I tried something new for my Etchall® DT project this month and it worked!  In addition to glass, mirrors and items with ceramic glazes I knew Etchall® etching crème would work on slate and marble.  It made me wonder if it would work on another natural stone: sliced agate.
Time to play...

I found this sliced agate pendant at Tuesday Morning.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a design from Etchall® etchmask vinyl...

...and applied it to the pendant, firmly pressing it in place with the pads of my fingers.

I used a small piece of tape to protect the top of the pendant before I applied the etching crème.

After 15 minutes I scooped the etching crème back into the original bottle - because it is reuseable!

Next I thoroughly washed off any remaining residue before I removed the vinyl stencil and tape.

Note: Do not rinse in a porcelain sink as this is an etching product and it will remove the glaze! 

And voila!   Just look at the amazing detail!  Now I need to turn this dragon pendant into a necklace and box it up just in time for Christmas!

Etchall® makes it so easy to create unique and personal gifts! Pair your electronic die cutter with etchmask vinyl and you are limited only by your imagination.  This was so easy I may have another pendant to share very soon!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for Etched Dragon Pendant Necklace:

etchall® etching créme
etchall® etchmask ComboPak
etchall® squeegee

Silhouette Cameo
Raw Charm agate slice pendant

Monday, November 5, 2018

DIY Tussie Mussie Holder with Eileen Hull Notebook Pocket Die

Tussie Mussie - small bouquets of herbs and flowers with symbolic meanings

Traditionally a tussie mussie was placed in a small metal vase designed to be carried. I think  a small nosegay is a charming home dec accent but I needed a way to hang it. So for my Eileen Hull Inspiration Team project this month I came up with a stylish solution using the Notebook Pocket die from Sizzix and the Pumpkin Spice Premium Stack from DCWV!

I die cut a Notebook Pocket from mat board.  See that beautiful orange color?  I used Eileen's ColorBox Blends inks from Clearsnap: Stop and Sunshine blended together perfectly.  I applied the ink to both sides of the mat board.

I used a Crop-a-Dile® to punch an extra hole in each side, aligned with the holes which were already cut by the die, and then I threaded a ribbon through them and tied overhand knots at each end. 

I assembled the Notebook Pocket using double-sided iCraft Supertape.

I was gifted with the Pumpkin Spice Premium Stack from DCWV and inside I found a lovely sheet of 3" x 4" cards.

I trimmed out a hard to choose...

...then finally adhered one on the front of the Notebook Pocket with a mat.

I tucked in a small bouquet and found the perfect place to hang my little tussie mussie!

It is a great little DIY home dec accent but I can also see it being carried by a flower girl or junior bridesmaid, can't you?

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Supplies for DIY Tussie Mussie:

Sizzix Notebook Pocket Scoreboards XL Die
Sizzix Little Sizzles - 6" x 13" Mat Board Pack
Clearsnap ColorBox Blends - Stop, Sunshine
Therm O Web iCraft Supertape Roll,1/4"
DCWV Premium Stack - Pumpkin Spice