Saturday, July 21, 2012

Julianna Hudgins design team work!

Hello everyone! Today I'm here to share with you two projects that I did using Julianna Hudgins  die templates! The first is in my blog post on Julianna's blog today! Here is the project... for more information and some details hop on over to Julianna's blog and check it out!! I have used her new die template set from Spellbinders called S5-143 Jewel Flowers and Flourishes! SWOON!!! ADORE this set! Check out this simple elegant card that I created...
Next, I have a special project to share with you. I had originally created it for my first blog post with Julianna... only both of my posts for June were postponed due to Spellbinders blog frenzy and then for Julianna's new website changeover!! So I waited an extra month to be able to share! I wanted to use the new dies for my post, so I decided to share the first one here! :).....
Here is my original post I had written for that!!
Today I want to share a bracelet that I made using the LF-013 Jewel Goddess set. I had SO much fun creating this project!! Check it out!
Wild Thing Bracelet

To create this bracelet I cut the baby Goddess out using clear shrink plastic and Spellbinders (TM) Grand Calibur machine. Once it was cut, I punched shrunk it down in the oven at 250 degrees for about 5 minutes. While it's still hot, I like to put it under a heavy book or something to make sure it cools nice and flat.

Once it's cooled, I ran it thru my Xyron 5" Creative station. This is an adhesive machine that applies adhesive from edge to edge. Once it has adhesive on it, I stuck a piece of Zebra print patterned paper to it,(Momenta) with the pattern facing the plastic. The great thing about this adhesive is that it is clear, and edge to edge so you can not see it thru the plastic! Very cool!! OK, once the paper is stuck down good, I went around the edges with a craft knife and cut away the access paper. I then lightly sanded the edges using a sanding block to smooth out the edges. Finally I added a coat of Making Memories glitter glaze, just to add a little sparkle to it!! From this point, you can use this beautiful little Goddess for anything you want!

I chose to make it into a bracelet! I added some fun and funky chain that I found and adhered the Goddess to it using some Artistic Wire. Such an easy project, but it has gotten me SO many compliments!

I hope this will inspire you to create some fun charms using shrink plastic and Jewels fabulous dies!! :)

Until Next Time, Happy Creating!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Xyron joins forces with Trinity

Hi everyone! Are you enjoying your summer!?!? I know we sure are around here! The blog's been quiet, but my house sure is not! :)
Today I am here to share a card with you that I created for the partnership of Trinity Paper Arts with Xyron!
I received the MAKING THE TEAM paper collection. The colors in this kit are so pretty, even if the theme of "sports" is not my strong suit! So, what did I do? I took the paper completely out of context and created this little beauty! :)

In creating this card, I used my Xyron 5" Creative station as well as my Mega runner! I adhered the flowers with a glue gun and the @Spellbinders dies with foam tape!
The die template is fromSpellbinders new Summer Release! Isn't it a beauty? And one of my favorite stamp sets from Rubber Cafe!

Thanks to Trinity Paper Arts for psrtnering up with Xyron for this fun blog event!!
I would love to have had time to create more, but keeping all 5 kids amused and happy this time of year... well... you can imagine! :)
So thanks for stopping by!
Trinity Paper Arts "Meet The Team" collection
Xyron 5" Creative Station and Mega Runner
Kaisercraft blooms
Zva pearl flourishes.
Spellbinders die templates (New Release!!)
Rubber Cafe stamp
Ranger distress ink
ClearSnap Pigment die ink
Stick pin by Crafting with Darsie

So, until next time, Enjoy your summer!!
Happy Creating!!