World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop with Kat Scrappiness

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Thank you so much for joining in on the World Cardmaking Day fun with KatScrappiness.com!  Today all of the designers are participating in a fun blog hop with their inspiration and take on the first Kat Scrappiness Mood Board Challenge!  There will be lots of prizes to be won and several chances to win. Make sure you comment on all the designers blog posts today for several chances to win and then make a card (or any project) inspired from our mood board and link up to the Kat Scrappiness blog before Monday October 9th for a chance at winning one of several prizes! All winners will be announced at the Kat Scrappiness blog on Tuesday October 10th, by Noon PST. Don’t forget you can get 15% off in the KatScrappiness.com shop today only! Use Code “IMAKECARDS” at checkout!

Here is the Mood Board that is a part of the challenge and what has inspired my projects today!

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For my card, I am showcasing products available at the shop.  The card that I created below is very simple and anyone can re-create it.  I know that some of you are just beginners, and don’t really have a lot of supplies.  I wanted to show you that you could create a beautiful card even with just using a patterned paper, and some die-cuts.

I started out by die-cutting my cute little witch using the Witch with Cat Die by Gina Marie Designs.   I also die-cut the Stitched Heart Tag Die and the Cross-Stitched Rectangle Dies for my card front.  I fuzzy-cut the tombstones and the Happy Halloween sentiment strip from the BOOtiful Night 6×6 Paper Pad by American Crafts.

I wanted a small shaker element on my card, without making it look too busy.  I used black fun-foam (instead of a foam adhesive) and run it through my Xyron Creative Station Lite with a Double Permanent Adhesive to create a sticker.  This will ensure that both sides of the fun foam will have edge-to-edge adhesive and your shaker elements will be completely secure!  I used some of my favorite Halloween sequin mixes, i.e. the Spooky Sparkles Sequin Mix and the Autumn Harvest sequin mix.   I adhered the tag on my card base.

To finish the design, I die-cut a stitched hill die from my stash, then adhered it onto the card front, with my cute little witch and the tombstones.  I stamped the spider web and the little spider using a stamp from Newton’s Nook Designs, and added some white dots with my Uni-ball Impact Bold Point White Gel Pen.

Here is the finished card and I hope you like it.

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I hope you have been inspired by my projects today! Below is the list of all the designers participating in the blog hop.

Kat Scrappiness Designers (Blog Hop Links)
Taniesa
Maria
Hannah
Heidi
Jess
Angeline

To go to the Kat Scrappiness Shop Click HERE and save 15% off your total purchase today (10/7/17) only!  To go to the Mood Board Challenge blog post click HERE and enter your card for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

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Memo Board & Scrapbook Layout with 1Canoe2/American Crafts & Xyron

Hello my crafty friends! I am back today to share with you two projects that I recently created showcasing a collection of beautiful papers and ephemera from 1Canoe2 and American Crafts. A huge “thank you” to 1Canoe2American Crafts and Xyron for all of the amazing products we got to play with. They are extremely beautiful!

For my first project, I created a very simple (but useful) Dry-Erase Memo Board using an inexpensive frame from Ikea. Here are the items that I used:

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I started out by cutting the paper to fit inside the frame. I particularly chose this frame because it has a magnetic closure inside so I can change the paper/photo for each season.    To decorate the inside and the outside of the frame, I chose the word Hello, the arrow, butterfly and the flowers from the Hazelwood Collection Cork Die-cut shapes and ran it through my Xyron Creative Station Lite, using a repositionable adhesive. This is the best way to decorate a frame so that nothing is permanent and you can change the embellishments for every season.

To finish off the design, I decorated the outside of the frame using the washi tape and adhered the flowers. Here’s the first photo:

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Here’s when I wrote my note using a whiteboard marker:

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For my second project, I wanted to create a 12 x 12 page layout of my trip to The Maldives with my husband last July. I am showcasing the Sweet as Honey paper from the Hazelwood Collection, and my newly acquired Distress Oxide Inks.

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I started out by cutting pieces of the honeycomb with my precision scissors. Using a plain 12 x 12 card stock and my blending foam tool, I distressed my background with the Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade distress oxide inks. I love this color combination on white background.

I used my watercolor brush to splatter some water on my card stock to get the distress look. Using a paper towel, I dabbed it onto the cardstock to lift the color. It turned out really beautiful! To add a little bit of whimsy and color, I used a stamp from my stash adding hot pink little dots to the distressed background.

To finish my design, I adhered the honeycomb paper to my layout with my Xyron mega tape runner. I then ran the cork embellishments through my Xyron Creative Station Lite using a permanent adhesive.  I love using Xyron adhesives to my scrapbook layout because they are acid-free.

Here’s my finished layout:

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I hope you got inspired today and like my projects. I have listed and linked the supplies that I have used below.  Please visit the 1Canoe2 website to shop for amazing products.   Here’s the link to their shop: https://1canoe2.com

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