Tuesday, January 01, 2019

New Year's Eve Party with Rita Barakat: Double Dog Dare to Wear Challenge Tag

If you are looking for my Seasons Givings Blog Hop post, please go all the way to the end. Thanks!

Hey y'all! Saving the best for last on this New Year's Eve Party with Rita Barakat - HA! Hope you are enjoying each challenge and that you will try (+ learn) new techniques :)

NYE Challenge #7: Mine is a concept called "Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside" with your projects. I will show you different techniques but will use one to create a finished project. Let's get started!


Double Dog Dare to Wear Challenge Tag Step Outs

With most of my mixed media projects, I use Gesso to prime my tag base (think a foundation for make-up).


Next, apply an Adhesive Sheet on top of my tag. Cover as much as you can. I burnished here and there for a distressed look.


Here's a quick video on How to Use Adhesive Sheets (ignore the die-cutting part but that's cool too - lol!).



Now for the fun part! Cover the entire tag front with Midnight Magic Embossing Powder by Rita Barakat and Emerald Creek. Tap off the excess and melt the powder with a heating tool. Here is a before/after image below. The effects are amazing!


These Cowgirls die cuts are so cool! Rita Barakat designs die cuts and I knew I had to have this set :) I trimmed out the white background a little because I wanted my background to show. Thank goodness for little scissors! LOL!


Wanted some dimension behind the die cut so I added Crafty Foam Tape on the back. It sticks well to the rough surface and I can cut as long or short to fit the shape.


I had some material that I cut into narrow strips and threaded them through the tag opening.


Using the computer, I printed out the phrase "Double Dog Dare!" on white cardstock and cut into a strip. Using the Crafty Foam Tape, I placed them on the tag and it's done!




Creative Time: 30 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Material Needed:
Rita Barakat Designs
Midnight Magic Embossing Powder
Cowgirl Die Cut

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6in.
Crafty Foam Tape Black

Other
Shipping Tag; Gesso; Heating Tool; Fabric Materials; Blue Baker's Twine

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NYE #7 CHALLENGE DETAILS

Use "Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside" concept on your projects like an adhesive sheet and embossing powder like my project above. Share your project with us on our Facebook Page CLICK: Rise and Shine with Rita Barakat. DEADLINE is JANUARY 7 2018 (NOON CST) to enter to win a prize!

For another example, I used 3D Creative Foam Sheet (double-sided adhesive foam sheet) and Mermaid Fin Embossing Powder to make a dimensional background or die-cut from. It's heat resistant!


Or how about using tear tape like the Crafty Power Tape with Kiss of Fairy Embossing Powder to create a border?


There other ways to use "Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside" but I'll stop here, you get the point :) I've lined up all the ones that I did.


SO many options! REMEMBER: share your project with us on our Facebook Page CLICK: Rise and Shine with Rita Barakat. DEADLINE is JANUARY 7 2018 (NOON CST) to enter to win a prize!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Seasons Givings Blog Hop 2019


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Monday, December 31, 2018

Seasons Givings Blog Hop 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR~!!
明けましておめでとうございます~!

CONGRATS to Kren K. for winning my giveaway!! Please check your IN box :) 

THANK YOU ALL for your kind comments.
Please stay tuned throughout the year for more inspiration + other chances for giveaways.

I am thrilled and honored to be a part of Year 7 of this amazing Seasons Givings Blog Hop 2019!! BIG THANKS to YOU for following the creative journey on my blog! A HUGE THANK YOU to Latisha Yoast for hosting this FABULOUS event!!




Just doing a summary of each season :) If you click onto the title of each project, it will take you to the post for a tutorial. 






















Giveaway Details!

As a way to thank you all for always visiting my blog, I have a fun assortment to give away (some are gently used and some are new)...some other items might find its way into the box, depending on space (wink, wink)

To enter:
  • Follow my Blog OR
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  • Comment on this blog post what project you will be working on in 2019, and how you are following my blog OR your Instagram handle name (to verify).
Contest ends on Mon, 1/7/19 at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be announced on Tue, 1/8/19. INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES are welcome BUT I will send what I can fit into a business envelope due to postage increase. Thank you for understanding! 







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Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine

Hero Arts

My Favorite Things

Reverse Confetti

My Sweet Petunia

Picket Fence Stamps

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Ink Blot Shop

Indigo Jade Art

Sunny Studio Stamps

Paper House Productions

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Newton's Nook Designs

Kelly Klapstein

Latisha Yoast

Lydia Fiedler

Lori Craig

Dina Kowal

Nichol Spohr

Chari Moss

Jenn Shurkus

Vera Yates

Ashley Newell

Beth Pingry

Giovana Smith

Dana Joy

Heather Hoffman

Margie Higuchi (YOU ARE HERE!)

Mindy Eggen

Julie Tilman

Cindy Lawrence

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Latevola

Emily Midgett

Ilina Crouse

Emily Leiphart

Kristi Goulet

Debi Adams

Tracey McNeeley

Wanda Guess

Ashley Harris

Tracy McLennon

Janine Tinklenberg

Amy Rysavy

Caly Person

Marcie Sharp

Mary-Ann Coulter Maldonado

Amy Tsuruta

Tricia Barber

Shemaine Smith

Christine Meyer

Lisa Henke

Shellye McDaniel

Kathy Schweinfurth

Yvonne Van Der Grijp

Lynette Kaufmann

Laura Williams

Dana Tatar

Cheiron Brandon

Patti Gilliam

Gracie Chavez

Carisa Zglobicki

Debbie Seyer

Mariana Grigsby

Michelle Woerner

Deborah Saaranen

Lisa Stein

Ceal Pritchett

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Asuka Studio: Blooming Butterfly Note Cards and Box Ensemble

For my second December's Asuka Studio DT works, I am featuring the Blooming Everyday Collection. This time I created a box and card ensemble that would be perfect for any occasion! By the way, I was inspired to create this box when I saw my friend, Shellye McDaniel, make one :)


**I receive products from Memory Palette Co. and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**


Blooming Butterfly Box Instructions

With a piece of 6 x 11-inch cream cardstock, we need to score with the short side (6-inch) at the top of the scoring board at 1-inch and 5-inch, all the way down.


Next, flip the cardstock with the long side on top and score at 1, 5, 6 and 10-inch.


Still in that position, cut each vertical scored lines up to the horizontal scored lines to create tabs on each side.


Adhere the tabs with the E-Z Runner Grand with E-Z Grand Ultra Strong Refill, assemble the box.


Embellishing the Box Top and Cards

Now for the fun part - embellishing! Die-cut a butterfly and stencil through the die with ink to highlight the details.


Die-cut a decorative oval shape with vellum. Add MP-59128 Rhinestone Clear to areas shown.


I also edge the square layers with ink - same with ink as the butterfly die cut. MP-58890 12x12 Blooming Everyday Memories Patterned Paper was used for two of the square layers.


For the vellum die cut, I used E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine. It's perfect for vellum! For the butterfly, I use Adhesive Lines and I gently curled the wings for dimension.


The bottom layer was adhered using E-Z Runner® Grand with E-Z Grand Ultra Strong Refill. The top two layers also adhered the same way but to attach onto the box, I wanted dimension so I used Crafty Foam Tape.


For the 3 7/8-inch square note cards, I did the same exact thing when embellishing with the exception of using different color rhinestones. A great gift to give someone :)


Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH




Creative Time: 45 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Asuka Studio

MP-58890 12x12 Blooming Everyday Memories Patterned Paper
MP-59128 Rhinestone Clear
MP-59129 Rhinestone Light Pink
MP-59130 Rhinestone Light Blue
MP-59133 Rhinestone Light Green

Other:
Craft Dies: Butterfly Die D-Lites and Wonderful Locket Die D-Lites Etched Dies (Spellbinders® Paper Arts); Adhesives: E-Z Runner® Grand w E-Z Grand Ultra Strong Refill, E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Crafty Foam Tape Black, and Adhesive Lines (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®); Ink and Applicator: Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick Ink (Ranger Inks); Cream Cardstock

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See what my fellow design team members created for Asuka Studio DT Works 3


Asuka Miyamoto (Product Designer)



Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Asuka Studio: Sweet Forest Friends Card and Bag Set

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE~!! 
Hope you all are having an amazing time with friends and family.

For December's Asuka Studio DT works, I am featuring the Blooming Everyday Collection. It is Asuka's debut paper collection that also included a set of cards, Forest Friends Cards Set. I thought it would cute to put them into something other than its plastic packaging. What do you think?


**I receive products from Memory Palette Co. and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**


Sweet Blooming Everyday Bag Step Outs

First, cut out two bag pieces from Bag n Tag It die set using MP-58894 12x12 Blooming Everyday Tea Time Patterned Paper. Using E-Z Runner Grand with E-Z Grand Ultra Strong Refill, assemble the bag together.


Next, die-cut the Sweet card from the MP-58685 Forest Friends Cards Set using the Classic Oval die. Then die-cut MP-58890 12x12 Blooming Everyday Memories Patterned Paper with the Scalloped Circle die. With the same adhesive, layer the ovals together (scalloped oval die cut on the bottom). Add a MP-59016 Sparkly Bubble Rhinestone Light Purple to each scallop. Set aside.



Add MP-58887 Forest Friends 2 Washi Tape 25mm x 10m to the lower area of the bag front and wrap a narrow light pink ribbon around the bag in the middle of the washi tape. I used an Adhesive Dot Small to keep the ribbon in place on the back of the bag. When tieing a knot, I used an Adhesive Dot Small. I forgot to take a picture so here's an example.



To adhere the layered oval on the bag front, I used 3D Foam Circles regular size. With an Adhesive Dot 3D, I added on my clear bead flower. Now you just add your MP-58685 Forest Friends Cards Set to make a pretty presentation!




Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH




Creative Time: 25 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Asuka Studio

MP-58894 12x12 Blooming Everyday Tea Time Patterned Paper
MP-58890 12x12 Blooming Everyday Memories Patterned Paper
MP-58887 Forest Friends 2 Washi Tape 25mm x 10m
MP-58685 Forest Friends Cards Set (7 pcs)
MP-59016 Sparkly Bubble Rhinestone Light Purple

Other:
Craft Dies: Classic Ovals and Scalloped Ovals (Spellbinders® Paper Arts); Adhesives: E-Z Runner® Grand w E-Z Grand Ultra Strong Refill, 3D Foam Circles White Mix, Adhesive Dots Small and Adhesive Dots 3D (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®); Pink Ribbon; Clear Beaded Flower

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See what my fellow design team members created for Asuka Studio DT Works 3



Asuka Miyamoto (Product Designer)

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Asuka Studio: Thank You Ornament

This is the second project for Asuka Studio design team works featuring Washi Tape and Ephemera pieces from her latest collection, Forest Friends. I am using it to embellish a plastic ornament that was left over from last year's holidays with a spring theme! What do you think?


**I receive products from Memory Palette Co. and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**


Thank You Ornament Instructions:

Wrap the Forest Friends 2 Washi Tape 15 x 10 mm around the ornament. I used one side to bring the tape ends together and made it the back side of the ornament.


Next, I took the pansy wreath and yellow butterfly die cuts from the Forest Friends Ephemera pack. These will be layered together and added in the front of the ornament.

The butterfly was attached to the wreath using 3D Foam Circles in small size and for its center, I added one small bubble from the Sparkly Bubble Rhinestone Light Purple pack for a little sparkle :)


To secure the die cuts to the ornaments, I used Adhesive Dots Large. These clear double-sided adhesive dots stick to anything including these plastic and washi tape surfaces!


This is an image of both the back and front side of the ornament. LOVE!


For the filler, I used colored glitters and microbeads but you can add potpourri for scent or fill it up with beads or even candy too! Use your imagination :)


Hope you enjoyed this easy and fast craft. Get your kids involved or make it a CRAFTnoon with friends.



Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH




Creative Time: 25 minutes
Skill Level: Beginner

Materials Needed
Asuka Design:
MP-58886 Forest Friends 2 Washi Tape 15 x 10 mm
MP-58996 Forest Friends Ephemera (Die Cuts Cardstock 41 Pcs)
MP-59016 Sparkly Bubble Rhinestone Light Purple

Other:
Round Plastic Ornament; Adhesives: 3D Foam Circles White Mix and Adhesive Dots Large (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®); Purple and Pink Glitter; Purple Micro Beads

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See what my fellow design team members created for Asuka Studio DT Works 2


Asuka Miyamoto (Product Designer)