Thursday, January 23, 2014

My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #123 - Bow Tie Wedding

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Hello!
 
Welcome to My Craft Spot's Monday Challenge #123!
 
I was able to play along with this week's challenge, but didn't have a chance to share until today. This week's My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #123 is a FUN Sketch Challenge. Simply create a NEW - no backlinking, please - project using sketch provided.
 
 
The fun part about sketches is that you can interpret them ANY way you like. I opted for making a Wedding Card using papers from the My Mind's Eye Meadowlark 6x6 Paper Pad and Carta Bella Linen White Cardstock for my base. I used my Xyron Mega Runner  to adhere all the layers together.
 
 
I replaced the arrows on the sketch for a "Groom Small Bow" and a "Bride Small Bow" made using the JUST RELEASED My Craft Spot "Small Bow" Metal Die and adhered them using the Xyron 3/8" High Tack Adhesive Dots.
 
 
The "Groom Small Bow" was cut from Bazzill Black Tie Cardstock and embellished with a tiny black button. For the "Bride Small Bow", I added some tulle, Ivory Jute String - available at the My Craft Spot Store - and a clear rhinestone. I turned the bow's end flaps - is that what they are called? - down so it would resemble a tied sash bow from a Wedding Dress.
 
 
I skipped the third arrow and added a "Large Wavy Banner" from the JUST RELEASED My Craft Spot "Ribbon Banners - Wavy" Metal Dies. I stamped the "Special Day" Sentiment from the JUST RELEASED My Craft Spot "Big Sentiments" Stamp Set with VersaMark Ink and then embossed it with White Powder. And lastly, I sprinkled a few Tuxedo Sequins - available at the My Craft Spot Store.
 
 
I hope you have enjoyed my BOW TIE WEDDING Card. Although I'm OK with how it turned out, I do feel like something is missing. Maybe Ribbon? What do you think?
 
 
NOW, its YOUR turn! Link up your SKETCH CHALLENGE projects to the My Craft Spot Blog by Monday, January 27th 11:59 MST for your chance to win this week's prize.
 
 
~*~ CHALLENGES ~*~
 
I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
 


Friday, January 17, 2014

Xyron Inspiration Tutorial - Valentine Wood Block

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Hello Everyone!

The Holiday Season is long gone; the Christmas decorations have been taken down and my house is looking slightly bare and empty. I've decided its time to start filling up the space with a few Valentine decorations and the first item is a Valentine Wood Block I made using products from Xyron.

And today I want to show you just how easy it is to put YOUR OWN Valentine Wood Block together. So grab a cup of your favorite drink and Follow Me as I show you Step-by-Step how to put together a Valentine Wood Block using Xyron Products.
 

Valentine Wood Block using Xyron®Products

Step 1:                      Gather the following Xyron®Products:                                             
 
Step 2:                            Paint Wood Block in a cream color.                                          
 
- I used a decorative corner block and some wall paint from a recent home renovation. But many local craft stores sell wooden blocks and any acrylic paint would work great. Or do as I did, and give an old piece of wood a new life. -
 
 
Step 3:    I cut down papers from the Carta Bella Devoted Collection to size for the front and four side panels. I stitched around the larger front panel and distressed the edges of all using my Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser. Using the Xyron® 5" CreativeStation™ with Permanent Refill, I applied edge-to-edge adhesive to the papers and adhered them to the wood block.

 
Step 4:    I used a paper towel to randomly add color to a Heidi Swapp Color Magic Paper Frame with the Heidi Swapp Tinsel Color Shine to give the frame a tinted and worn out look. The frame was ran thru my Xyron® 5" CreativeStation™ with Permanent Refill faced down to give it a nice smooth edge-to-edge adhesive to then add some glitter.

 
Step 5:  A smaller piece of patterned paper was cut to size to fit behind the frame. I applied some strips of Xyron® 1/4" Double-Sided High TackTape to each edge and adhered it to the back of the frame. Then the entire frame was adhered to the wood block using the Xyron® 1/2" Double-Sided High TackTape.
 
 
Step 6:         I die-cut a birdcage from the Cricut Winter Frolic Cartridge at 3" and ran the smaller pieces thru my Xyron® 1.5" StickerMaker with Permanent Refill. I applied some glitter to the birds & last birdcage layer and re-ran them thru the Xyron® 1.5" StickerMaker with Permanent Refill  to make it easier to layer on the larger birdcage cut. The birdcage cut was embellished with some tulle and Pink Jute String adhered with Xyron® 3/16" High Tack Adhesive Dots.
 
 
Step 7:  As a final touch, I tied some blue grosgrain ribbon around the wood block. To make sure the ribbon didn't move or slip while I was trying into a bow, I added a strip of Xyron® 1/4" Double-Sided High TackTape to the bottom. Using Xyron® 3/8" High Tack Adhesive Dots, I embellished the bow with a Pink Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts and a "True Love" Sentiment from the My Craft Spot "Jar Full of Spring" Stamp Set.
 

 
And now your Valentine Wood Block is COMPLETE!
 
 
I hope you have enjoyed and found my tutorial on how to put together a Valentine Wood Block decoration using Xyron®Products helpful. Feel free to contact me - ScrappinCookie at Hotmail.com - if you have any questions or comments. I'd be glad to help!
 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

My Craft Spot January 2014 Stamp Release Party BLOG HOP!

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Hello Everyone!
 
Welcome to My Craft Spot's January 2014 Stamp Release Party BLOG HOP!!
 
All week long, the My Craft Spot DT has been featuring Sneak Peeks from ONE of 5 NEW Stamp Sets and 4 NEW Metal Dies! Today is the LAST Day for Sneak Peeks, but be sure to join us tomorrow for Saturday, January 11th for a Stamp Release Party Blog Hop! There will be TONS of prizes along the way, so you won't want to miss it!
 
Today is the LAST day of our week long Stamp Release Party and ALL Stamp Sets are AVAILABLE for purchase!! CLICK HERE are the BRAND NEW, JUST RELEASED My Craft Spot January 2014 Stamps and Metal Dies.
 
Unfortunately, I'm unable to participate in today's Blog Hop. I'm so bummed about missing out.
 
To see my week long Sneak Peeks, click on the links below.
 
For Sneak Peek #1, CLICK HERE.
For Sneak Peek #2, CLICK HERE.
For Sneak Peek #3, CLICK HERE.
For Sneak Peek #4, CLICK HERE
For Sneak Peek #5, CLICK HERE.
 
But I'd still like to invite you to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! Don't forget to leave COMMENTS along the way because there are TONS of prizes along the way!  
 
Here is the COMPLETE Blog Hop List!

Friday, January 10, 2014

My Craft Spot January 2014 Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #5 - Enjoy Your Special Day!

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Hello Everyone!
 
Welcome to the My Craft Spot January 2014 Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #5!
 
For Sneak Peek #1, CLICK HERE.
For Sneak Peek #2, CLICK HERE.
For Sneak Peek #3, CLICK HERE.
For Sneak Peek #4, CLICK HERE.
 
All week long, the My Craft Spot DT has been featuring Sneak Peeks from ONE of 5 NEW Stamp Sets and 4 NEW Metal Dies! Today is the LAST Day for Sneak Peeks, but be sure to join us tomorrow for Saturday, January 11th for a Stamp Release Party Blog Hop! There will be TONS of prizes along the way, so you won't want to miss it!
 
All of the NEW Stamp Sets and Metal Dies will available for purchase on Saturday, January 11th at the NEW My Craft Spot Store!!
 
Today's Set is BIG SENTIMENTS!
 
In addition, we will also be featuring the NEW Small Bow Metal Die, NEW Heart Border Die Set, and the NEW Fancy Edges Metal Dies on various of our projects throughout the week.
 
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For my last Sneak Peek, I was inspired by the "Enjoy Your Special Day" Sentiment from the SOON - TO - BE - RELEASED My Craft Spot "Big Sentiments" Stamp Set. I think its PERFECT for a Wedding Day Card, but also works nicely for an Anniversary or Birthday card.
 
 
Since I decided on making a Wedding Card, I went for my 6x6 My Mind's Eye Love Me Pad and based the card on the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch #157.
 
 
Some of My Craft Spot's "Raspberry Truffle" Crinkle Ribbon was tied around the card and layered with Ivory Jute String - available at the My Craft Spot Store - and a large Cream Rose from Wild Orchid Crafts.
 
 
Hanging from the Ivory Jute String is the "Round Lock" and "Heart Key" from the SOON - TO - BE - RELEASED My Craft Spot Heart Border Die Set. These added just the PERFECT touch of ROMANCE to my Wedding Card. They are a definite MUST GET!
 
 
The "Enjoy Your Special Day" Sentiment was stamped onto the "Large Wavy Banner" from the SOON - TO - BE - RELEASED My Craft Spot Ribbon Banners - Wavy.
 
 
To see more "Sneak Peaks" of the "Big Sentiments" Stamp Set - available for purchase on Saturday, please visit My Craft Spot Blog. You don't want to miss it!
 
But Wait!!
 
What is a Stamp Release Party without some giveways?
 
Stamp Release Party Giveaways:
 
Each day this week, Kimberly from My Craft Spot will have a fun prize for ONE lucky follower! Then, on Saturday, each stop on the Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamp Sets or Metal Dies! That's a total of 9 Blog Hop Prizes!!
 
For the most chances to win awesome prizes this week:
 
1. Leave a COMMENT ON EACH Sneak Peek post on the My Craft Spot Blog this week ( Monday thru Friday).
 
2. Leave a second comment letting Kimberly know that you placed the JANUARY 2014 Stamp Party Button on your Blog or Facebook. ( You can do this each day if you'd like!)
My Craft Spot

 
 
3. Join us for the BLOG HOP on Saturday! Each DT on the Blog Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamps Sets!!
 
Be sure to check back in on Tomorrow, January 11th, for Stamp Release Party Blog Hop!!
Now, head on over to My Craft Spot for more Sneak Peeks and your chance to win!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

My Craft Spot January 2014 Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #4 - Sending Love

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Hello Everyone!
 
Welcome to the My Craft Spot January 2014 Stamp Release Party Sneak Peek #4!
 
For Sneak Peek #1, CLICK HERE.
For Sneak Peek #2, CLICK HERE.
For Sneak Peek #3, CLICK HERE.
 
All week long, the My Craft Spot DT had been featuring Sneak Peeks from ONE of 5 NEW Stamp Sets and 4 NEW Metal Dies! Then on Saturday, January 11th, we will have a Stamp Release Party Blog Hop! There will be TONS of prizes along the way, so you won't want to miss it!
 
All of the NEW Stamp Sets and Metal Dies will available for purchase on Saturday, January 11th at the NEW My Craft Spot Store!!
 
Today's Set is Stamping All Around Spring 2!
 
In addition, we will also be featuring the NEW Small Bow Metal Die, NEW Heart Border Die Set, and the NEW Fancy Edges Metal Dies on various of our projects throughout the week.
 
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The SOON - TO - BE - RELEASED My Craft Spot "Stamping All Around Spring 2" Stamp Set is FILLED with AMAZING sentiments. I couldn't decide on just ONE, so I made a quick card using the American Crafts XOXO Collection to showcase THREE of the Valentine Themed Sentiments included.
 
 
I used the Clean & Simple Sketch #273, which matched perfectly with my need to fit THREE of the SOON - TO - BE - RELEASED My Craft Spot "Stamping All Around Spring 2" Stamp Set Sentiments.
 
 
Each of the sentiments were stamped on a circle die made with the coordinating My Craft Spot Tiny Doilies Metal Dies. Instead of stamping an image from the SOON - TO - BE - RELEASED My Craft Spot "Stamping All Around Spring 2" Stamp Set to the center, I used the "Small Heart" from the  SOON - TO - BE - RELEASED My Craft Spot Heart Border Die Set.
 
 
The last "All Around" Sentiment was layered with a cut down "Fishtail Tag" from the My Craft Spot Ribbon Banners - Straight Metal Dies stamped with the "Sending Love" Sentiment from the  SOON - TO - BE - RELEASED My Craft Spot "Banner Sentiments".  I added a small Ivory Jute String Bow - available at the My Craft Spot Store - centered with a red button.
 
 
I took a thin strip of paper and used the "Teared" Border - 1 of 8 Borders - from the  SOON - TO - BE - RELEASED My Craft Spot "Fancy Edges" Metal Dies on the each side to get a Washi Tape effect.
 
 
 To see more "Sneak Peaks" of the "Stamping All Around Spring 2!" - available for purchase on Saturday, please visit My Craft Spot Blog. You don't want to miss it!
 
But Wait!!
 
What is a Stamp Release Party without some giveways?
 
Stamp Release Party Giveaways:
 
Each day this week, Kimberly from My Craft Spot will have a fun prize for ONE lucky follower! Then, on Saturday, each stop on the Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamp Sets or Metal Dies! That's a total of 9 Blog Hop Prizes!!
 
For the most chances to win awesome prizes this week:
 
1. Leave a COMMENT ON EACH Sneak Peek post on the My Craft Spot Blog this week ( Monday thru Friday).
 
2. Leave a second comment letting Kimberly know that you placed the JANUARY 2014 Stamp Party Button on your Blog or Facebook. ( You can do this each day if you'd like!)
My Craft Spot

 
 
3. Join us for the BLOG HOP on Saturday! Each DT on the Blog Hop will be giving away ONE of the NEW Stamps Sets!!
 
Be sure to check back in on Tomorrow, January 10th, for another Sneak Peek at a NEW Stamp Set! Now, head on over to My Craft Spot for more Sneak Peeks and your chance to win!