Thursday, December 15, 2011

TECHNIQUE BLOG HOP-Quick Glitz using Glitter Gel

WELCOME to our Technique Blog Hop!! This month there are 13 of us highlighting "Quick Glitz" as shown on page 35 of the
Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book under Tips and
Techniques. This blog is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.
Let's get started!
If you are coming from Sheila Wilkersons'  blog, then you are on the right track!

Take a look at this 12x12 overlay page I created with clear cardstock,
stamps, and glitter!

Will the Cricut cut slippery material like a heavy transparency? Absolutley! I admit, I was a little nervous, but it cut it like butta!I have been kicking this idea around for awhile, and decided to give it a try. I used my Art philosophy cartridge and cut an offset circle
on my 12x12 clear sheet. Then I applied StazOn White ink with a sponge around the circle to give it the frosted window look. Then stamped all kinds of snowflakes around the page.
Add some Bling and glitz baby!

Can't wait to get a photo in there!

BEFORE-page without glitter glitz applied to page-BORING!

I used the Snowflakes stamp set #D1480, which I also was able to cut the image out with the cricut and stamped Snow Flurries #D1384. What  pretty snowflakes! I also used liquid glass to apply the bling in the center of each of the big snowflakes and some silver Glitz glitter gel (Z1482)around the center of the rhinestone. Then I used some Stardust glitter Gel and applied some swirls around the circle I cut in the page, and added some more chunky glitter on top of that! Talk about sparkle. WHoa!!! The snowflakes I cut out using the Art Philosophy cartridge, where all glittered up too, along with the "SNOW" title.
The background paper I used behind the clear page is "Magnifique".

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Now hop on over to Debi Barber's blog.(The beginning of the hop)While there you will find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.

 Thanks for looking, and come back and visit my blog
often for some more great Cricut and stamping ideas.

one more project....

Dear Santa Card..
I used the "Believe Workshop on the Go" stamp set
to make this adorable card. The Art Philosophy Cartridge available
through Me and Close To My Heart was very helpful cutting the circles and
scallop sizes I needed to make my card look perfect.
His beard POPS off the card by using White Liquid Applique and then
heated with a heat tool (or hair dryer). It gives it the popcorn look
and then applied some crystal glitter gel to make it sparkle a little.

Love that little ribbon slide!! Looks like Santas Belt Buckle!!

Hope you found some inspiration here..
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Wonderland Holiday Organizer

Everyone could use a little organization right?
Today here in Flower Mound,Tx, it is a rainy yucky day, and its a
perfect day to stay in a craft or clean and organize stuff. I started
with my purse, which has a lot of receipts and
holiday lists stuffed here and there.  I made this little organizer which is almost too cute to use though. It is made from a 2-pocket school folder. Can you see it? Make sure you get one without the prongs in it.

I used CTMH Wonderland paper to cover the sections of the folder
and Cricut-Art Philosophy cartridge available here to make the
pretty snowflakes.
The Big white snowflake was cut at 4 1/2", the blue was cut at 3-1/2
and the small white one in the center was 2-1/2. THe beautiful rhinestone brad in the center is oh so pretty!

folder opened

Inside contents-receipts envelope,
wish list, sticky notes and calendar.

Wish list details


Below shows the receipt envelope. To make this
use a lefal sized envelope and seal it closed. Cut a 1/4"
off the short end and cut a small decorative piece of
paper to make a flap and round the corners.Attach a ribbon on THE BACK before you attach the flap on the back. Fold over to the front to cever the open end of the envelope. Stamp RECEIPTS along the side.

side view-showing how to fold the 2 pocket school folder

Thanks for stopping in! Hope you try to make one of
these-Its fun and would make a cute teachers gift!

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