Monday, February 17, 2020

Painting The Roses Red Pop Up Box Card

You know me, I love anything Disney related!  Last month I went to Creativation, which is the big craft trade show.  If you click HERE you can see all of the various Disney related products I found while I was walking the show floor.  

Today I wanted to share a pop up box card that I created with an Alice in Wonderland theme.  The Magic Kingdom Sticker Sheet by A Vintage Girl had the perfect images to create this little card.


While designing this card, I knew that I wanted to limit the colors and use mostly black and white so that the colors on this card really popped.  The black pattern has both hearts and diamonds on it, the the red damask pattern on the card flaps adds the royal look that the Queen would approve of.


I designed the card in Cricut Design Space, by combining several elements together.  I started with a basic box card, and then found images of hills, roses and a castle to add to the card.  I knew I wanted to really showcase the cute little playing card stickers, so I wanted those to stand up on top of the hill and next to the roses.  

If you would like to make this card yourself you can access the project in Design Space by clicking HERE.  

You can purchase these stickers from A Vintage Girl by clicking HERE.  



Here are all of the links you need to find the products featured in this project. 



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Monday, February 3, 2020

Custom Material Settings and Petal Paper

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Today I want to talk about Custom Material Setting for you Cricut machine, and also show off the Petal Paper from DCWV!


The paper comes in a variety of colors and sizes.  The crepe paper texture gives your paper flowers even more depth and texture.  Each petal will have the natural creases and folds of the paper.  These would look amazing as decorations for a wedding, shower, birthday or even graduation party.  Create giant flowers for a backdrop, or arch them over a doorway.  You can make paper flowers to place in a vase, or use them on top of a wrapped gift instead of a bow.  Oh, I also made a bow out of this paper!


I decided to play with the 12 x 12 sheets.  This package comes with two shades of pink and a peach color.


NOTE:   I have a Cricut Explore, and that only has the fine point or the deep cut blade.  Crepe Paper is not one of the recommended materials to use with the Cricut Explore, so all of this was an experiment.  If you have the Maker I recommend using the rotary blade for a smoother cut and the crepe paper settings.

This paper feels a lot like sheets of crepe paper, like the type of paper that party streamers are made out of.  I found that simple shapes cut better, and that if I placed the paper so the grain of the paper ran from left to right across the mat it cut better.  Then smooth the paper down so you have a good stick.


                                                                                                             

I cut a few different things . . . hearts, bows, scalloped flowers and rolled flowers.  In the video below you will see the Cricut cutting the scalloped flower shape in the image to the left.

Below is a video that will show you how to set the Custom Material Settings in Cricut Design Space for this more delicate petal paper material. 



Did you watch the video?  Pretty cool . . . right?  So now you know how to add a new custom material to your choice of materials in Cricut Design Space.  You also know that with some testing and playing around you can cut materials like crepe paper with the Explore . . . and I can only imagine that the results would be even BETTER and easier with the Maker!

So here is how the large rolled flower looks on my mat after I remove the excess paper.



Then I started to roll.  I have to be honest with you, I have only rolled a few flowers in my day so I don't have any special tools or anything.  Just started rolling from the outside and here is how it turned out.


Look at his close up . . . not bad for what is probably my 5th or 6th rolled flower ever in my life.



So would YOU like to play with this new Petal Paper by DCWV?  I am giving one lucky winner some of the Petal Paper to play with.  Just enter my contest below. 
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Friday, January 31, 2020

Creativation 2020 - Disney Products

Well, it took a little longer than I wanted for me to put this post together.  After taking some time off from attending the craft and hobby trade shows, this year I went to Creativation 2020 in Phoenix, AZ.  This was my first time attending the show in Phoenix.  The last time I attended it was still in Anaheim.  If you want to see some of my posts from years past, you can click HERE.  I did some videos from the show this year and you can check those out by clicking HERE.

One of the things I like doing while at the show, is finding all of the booths that have a product or project that features something Disney in it, or that I could see using in a Disney project.  Here is what I found this year.

From A Vintage Girl

My friend Candy Rosenberg has a collection of unique vintage and steampunk inspired chipboard albums and embellishments.  There is also a whole line of stickers, and I was so happy when I saw that she included a sticker set that is just my style.  You can get this sticker set HERE.


Check out all of Candy's work and tell her Shawn sent you!
A Vintage Girl

From Clear Scraps


Clear Scraps has a few different Disney items.  There are wooden Mickey Mouse head shaped blanks that you can decorate any way you want.  These would be adorable to make welcome signs, or a baby's sleeping sign for a Disney nursery.  



They even have one with a little window type cut out, so you can put souvenirs or photos inside the center of the cut out.




From Echo Park

Echo Park has such beautiful paper collections.  This one is for Alice in Wonderland.




But this is my FAVORITE collection from Echo Park, called Remember the Magic.  It is filled with pages with reds, blues, yellows and neutrals that will be perfect for scrapbooking a trip to Disney or a Disney themed birthday event.



There are coordinating accents, stickers, dies, stamps, brads and stencils.


Can you imagine combining this stencil with some foil . . . the results would shimmer and be perfect for a birthday card or a scrapbook layout of the fireworks.





From EK Success

EK Success has a LARGE variety of Disney items.  Look at these 3D emoji squishy stickers!  There are so many characters to choose from.


I needed a close up of Dory with those big eyes.


They also have these rhinestone embellishments



and of course, lots of paper



scrapbooks, kits and paper stacks




I like the Donald Duck on this one right in the middle


There is even Frozen 2 kits and paper



Then they did a display that showed a variety of ways to use their Disney products.





From Buttons Galore

Buttons Galore has buttons and embellishments that can be used on your Disney crafting projects.


Here the embellishments have been added to shaker cards.



From Scrapbook Customs








Diamond Dotz by Leisure Arts

I fell in LOVE with these!  The Diamond Dotz featuring Disney images from Leisure Arts, Inc..



I love the way the princesses dress sparkles




From Scrap Collections

Scrap Collections has a large variety of papers and embellishments, but of course I was attracted to the Disney ones.







You can find their website HERE and follow them on Facebook HERE.  Tell them Shawn Mosch sent you!

Hope you found something to inspire your next Disney craft!


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