Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Place Cards

 Another use for my
Craft Attitude with my Altered Pages collage sheets!
 
 
Where should everyone sit at Thanksgiving... take the awkwardness out of the situation by using place cards!
 
 
 
Print Altered Pages Thanksgiving Place Cards Collage Sheet on white and adhere the sheet to cardstock (orange) for sturdiness.  Cut the cards out and score at the fold with a ScorPal.  Print names of dinner guests on Craft Attitude™.  Be sure to flip the print.  Cut out the names and adhere to each place card.  

Embellish the place cards with Wink of Stella and Dew Drops!
 
 
Fast - Easy and your guests will be impressed!
You can order the digital images today
and make your place cards tonight!
 
 
Supplies:
Altered Pages Collage Sheet
Craft Attitude™
Adhesive

 
HAPPY COOKING!
 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Salute to our Veterans!

This is a card I created for the AlteredPages.com blog for Veterans Day...

THANK YOU to OUR VETERANS!

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." --John Fitzgerald Kennedy


Flag printed on Craft Attitude™ printable film (Altered Pages collage sheet AMERICANA)





Layer cardstock and pattern papers.  Print image from Altered Pages collage sheet World War II, adhere to the card, with glue stick add American Flag printed on Craft Attitude™.



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Gift Tags!

Vintage gift tags!!!


Up on the housetop, click, click, click

Down through the chimney with good Saint Nick


One way to be sure your gifts don't get confused with those Santa leaves on Christmas Eve is to have beautiful gift tags. Today I have three White Tags to share made with images from the Altered Pages collage sheet Christmas ATCs printed on Craft Attitude printable film!

Tag inked with (red & brown) and embellished with vintage ribbon, snow flake chipboard (heat embossed with white embossing powder), clear Dew DropsGold Opulence and poinsettia!



Tag inked with (red & brown) and embellished with vintage ribbon,  Gold OpulenceLarge Glitz Hello December RhinestoneGlass Glitter and vintage holly leaves.

Tag inked with brown ink and spritzed with green. Then embellished with vintage ribbon,  Gold OpulenceDew Drops Poinsettia and small pine cones! 


Make all your gifts  special with beautiful tags!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Not too late to start making your Chirstmas cards!

Have you been following along the Altered Page Blog... the Altered Pages Design Team is having a great time using Craft Attitude™ in all their projects this month!!!! 
 
 
It is time to start thinking of making handmade Christmas cards for those special people on your card list.  When creating your cards be sure to check out all the seasonal items at AlteredPages.com



Today I am sharing a card made with this cute Reindeer Stamp called "Special Delivery".  Stamp the image on white card stock with black ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Color image with Copics.  Tear the image from card stock, making it a little larger then an ATC.  Distress edges with brown ink.

Layer Green Two Scoops Cardstock and Hello December Pattern Paper on card base with Double Sided Tape. Adhere image to the card.  Print the  Altered Pages ATC Decorative Borders Collages Sheet on Craft Attitude™ printable film.  Cut out the frame you choose to use.  With the printed side down adhere over the stamped image on the card.


 
Add the Mini Edge Red border on the bottom and the Merry Christmas Banner from Glitz Hello December What Nots.  With VeraMark ink the Chip Board Snowflakes and heat emboss with white embossing powder, attach clear Dew Drops to the center with Tacky Glue.
 

Supplies:
Reindeer Stamp called "Special Delivery"
Craft Attitude™
Altered Pages ATC Decorative Borders Collages Sheet
Glitz Hello December Pattern Paper
Hello December What Nots
Two Scoops Cardstock
Chip Board Snowflakes
Dew Drops Poinsettia
Mini Edge Red
White Card Stock
Red Card Base
Copics
Black Ink & Brown Ink
Clear and White Embossing Powders
Tacky Glue
Double Sided Tape

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Robin's Nest Craft Engineered Hot Air Balloon!





The Robin's Nest Posted this challenge!!!!

"Every day designers like you blow us away with your amazing ingenuity and creativity.  It's has been especially exciting to see some of you use The Robin's Nest product to expand beyond scrapbooking into other crafting areas such as mixed media, altered art and home decorations and more.
At the Robin's Nest we delight in seeing artists-from our talented design team member to new people we encounter every day- crate projects beyond our wildest imaginations.  We treasure our role in sharing new ideas, trends and techniques with crafters the world over.  It is in that spirte that we are thrilled to announce our biggest contest ever

Win Fabulous Prizes
We want to see what you can engineer with our products.  Cut it, glue it, sculpture it, fold it or even hammer it - as long as it is handcrafted by you and at least 75% of it is made from Robin Nest products, you have a shot at winner a fabulous prize
 
1st Place Prize
$500 in Products from The Robin's Nest Website
The 1st prize winner will also have $500 product donated to their local craft store
Great way to support your local Scrapbook store
2nd Place Prize
$250.00 in Product from The Robin's Nest Website
3rd Place Prize
$100.00 in Product from The Robin's Nest Website
Audience Choice Prize
$200 in Products from The Robin's Nest Website

How to enter/contest Rules
Create your most unique, imaginative and exciting project ever.  Just make sure that at least 75% of your project is made up of The Robin's Nest Products


Audience Voting
Between November 15 and Nov 30, 2014 you may vote up to once per day for your favorite project. Click HERE to vote! Be sure to scroll down!  The Audience Choice Winner will be the project with the most votes that has not been selected as on the the Judge's Choice winners.  On December 1, 2014 the finalist with the most votes will be named the 2014 Robin's Nest International Craft Engineer Audience"


HERE IS MY ENGINEERED PROJECT

HOT AIR BALLOON


I had seen a hot air ballon on a blog a couple of years back, was totally  inspired and always wanted to make one.  I am not sure who I am using as my inspiration... if you see this please let me know.  (Update 11/16/2014 Miranda Edney is my inspiration, the inspiration post HERE!)

I have been working on my project for days! I am really happy how it turned out!  Hope you enjoy it.




Cut 20 balloon shapes from The Robin's Nest Swirl Glitter sheets. Depending on the size of balloon you are making will depend on the number of pieces you can cut from a sheet.  My pattern is 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 (at the widest point of the balloon). Distress edges with an emery board and use brown ink on edges. Spritz the back of each ballon with iRESITable spray.  



Glue four of the balloons to heavy chipboard cut with the same pattern as the 20.  Cut one in chipboard balloon in half and adhere to the first to create quarters.  Punch holes where you would like to attach chain to hold the basket.

Fold the remaining 16 balloons in half and divide in to stacks of  four.  Then nest them inside of each other, gluing at the center.  When you are finished you will have four sections.  Adhere these to the four sections of the chipboard balloon.  Now the balloon is taking place.  Once the glue dries you can start adjusting the panels of the balloon.  Add chain to hold the basket.



While the balloon dries make the flags and pennants for the banner from assorted Daisy Sheets (Back Stripes), embellish with Dew Drops and Diamond Dew Drops.  Add the lace, banner, ribbon and top arrangement to the balloon.






To make the  Basket cut a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 square from card stock , score at one inch in on all sides.  Fold up and create a box.  Attach with vintage pins to the basket and then the main balloon.  Then decorate with flags, flowers and feathers!
   

Supplies:
Robins Nest:
10 Assorted Swirl Glitter Sheets
3 Assorted Daisy Sheets (Back Stripes)
Assorted Dew Drops and Diamond Dew Drops
Chain & Jump Rings
Vintage pins
Feathers  & Flowers
Lace & Ribbon




You can see all the projects entered in the contest HERE and vote... You can vote for your favorite starting November 15 through the 30th!!!  


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thankful for those who have Served Blog Hop

Thank you to all those who have served and those who serve today!
 
 
 
 
A brown paper bag SALUTE TO ALL VETS!
 
 
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis



 
“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller
 
 
 


 
“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” – Patrick Henry
 

 
"Freedom is never free.” — Author Unknown

 
 
 
"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." - Mark Twain
 

 
 
 
"Wars might be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who leads that gains the victory." - George S. Patton
 

 
"Twenty-five million veterans are living among us today. These men and women selflessly set aside their civilian lives to put on the uniform and serve us.” — Steve Buyer

 
All images from Altered Pages Collage Sheets:
Brown paper bag, pattern papers and ribbons from stash!
 
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