Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Seasons Givings 2020 Blog Hop + Giveaway: CAS So Sweet Junk Tag

HAPPY NEW YEAR~!!
明けましておめでとうございます~!

CONGRATULATIONS to:
Karen Letchworth (Prize #1)
MJ's Kraze (Prize #2)
Verna Angerhofer (Prize #3)
Please email me at mhiguchi@comcast.net by Friday, 1/10! 

Thanks to all who left comments!!
Stay with me for more inspiration, tutorials and some giveaways here + there in 2020!

I am thrilled and honored to be a part of Year 8 of this amazing Seasons Givings Blog Hop 2020!! BIG THANKS to YOU for following my creative journey on the blog! A HUGE SHOUT OUT to Latisha Yoast for hosting this FABULOUS event!! As a thank you, I am sharing a new project with you. At the end of the post are my giveaways and a list of participants who will EACH OFFER GIVEAWAYS as well.


**I receive products from Memory Palette Co., Spellbinders® Paper Arts, 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.**


CAS So Sweet Junk Tag Tutorial by Margie Higuchi



To create a project and to clean my desk at the same time, I thought I would use supplies on my desk ;)

The framed designs from a patterned paper caught my eye so I started to fussy cut out the inside. Then flipped it to the backside, wrapped pink twine around it and added scraps of 3D Foam Creative Sheets. Simply cut a size that would fit the back of the paper. Set Aside.


With the scraps from the Watercolor Splash Glacier Blue paper, I die-cut several vines out from the Layered Leaf Vines die. Repeat the same steps with vellum and white cardstock.


A couple of shipping tags were on the table so I grabbed one and embossed with the Horsehair Embossing Folder. Designer Note: lightly mist the tag with water to loosen the paper fibers for good results. Love the texture!


From the first step, I adhered two frames using the E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots. Isn't cute? Has a built-in nose guard, small to put in a pencil case and perfect for planners!


Take a few of the vine die cuts and decide how to cluster them. I used Adhesive Dots Small on the tips of the vines to secure. Once the placement is determined, tuck the ends into the twine and press down to adhere to the Adhesive Dot. Repeat on the other side. Take off the liner in the back and center onto the top frame of the tag.



Do you have any of these rolled flower etched dies? I love them. Die-cut using a piece of Watercolor Splash Fresh Lemonade Paper and roll it with a quill tip. Don't forget to lightly mist. Designer Tip: start rolling in a tight formation and loosen up as you are halfway along.


After you get your desired flower shape, secure with an Adhesive Dots 3D, and then onto the bed of vines.


For the sentiment die cut, I lifted it using scraps of 3D Foam Creative Sheet. It cuts so easy with my scissors.


Then finish with randomly adding a few Rhinestones Light Pink on the tag, and threading ribbon and twine through the tag opening.


Here's a second look at the finished tag.




Wishing you all a SWEET 2020! Can't thank you all enough for following me and if you're new, I hope I can inspire you in the new year :)

Creative Time: 20 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed:
Asuka Studios
MP-60130 Watercolor Splash Glacier Blue Paper
MP-60131 Watercolor Splash Fresh Lemonade Paper
MP-59129 Rhinestone Light Pink

Spellbinders® Paper Arts
S4-795 Layered Leaf Vines by Marisa Job
S4-357 Spiral Blossom Three
SEL-006 Horsehair Embossing Folder by Tammy Tutterow
Tool 'n One™ and Quilling Tip
Deep Sea Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine fm Artomology by Jane Davenport

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser
3D Foam Creative Sheets Small White
Adhesive Dots 3D
Adhesive Dots Small

Other
White Cardstock; Vellum; Shipping Tag; Pink Twine; Ribbon; Scissors

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Giveaway Details




As a way to thank you all for always visiting my blog, I have THREE GIVEAWAYS (some are gently used, and some are new)...some other items might find its way into the box, depending on space and weight (wink, wink) in the first two sets of prizes.

What is the THIRD PRIZE? It is a $25 value box full of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ADHESIVES!! They are generous to offer up a prize. LOVE their products :)

To Enter:
  • Follow My Blog OR
  • Follow My Instagram CLICK: ILscraps
  • Comment on this blog post what prize you hope to win, and if you are following my blog OR your Instagram handle name (to verify).
Contest ends on Tue, 1/7/20 at 11:59pm Central. Winner will be announced on Tue, 1/8/19. INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES are welcome but only qualify for the Adhesives Prize.

Your Next Stop is Julee Tilman.

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Participants:

Margie Higuchi - YOU ARE HERE!!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Quietfire Design: Kindness Wreath Wine Tag Tutorial

Today I am excited to be back as a guest designer on Quietfire Design Blog with a holiday gift wrap inspiration. It's one of my new favorite projects for the holidays. My Kindness Wreath Wine Tag highlights the Kindness is Like Snow Stamp Set and Modern Gilding Powder in Burnished Silver. Notice that fabulous silver wreath? It's made out of Creative Photo Corners Silver!!

**I receive products from Quietfire Design, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and Spellbinders® Paper Arts 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.**


For a full photo tutorial, you'll to visit here by clicking: Kindness Wreath Wine Tag Tutorial. But I'll give you a sneak peek....shhhh, don't tell!





It's ready for the holiday festivities to begin! Take a look at a couple of close-ups.



Like what you see? Don't forget to stop by Quietfire Design's blog, CLICK: Kindness Wreath Wine Tag Tutorial!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Rita Barakat Designs: Dream Shadow Box with Handmade Christmas Hop

CONTEST HAS ENDED - THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING! 
CONGRATS TO THE WINNER!

Tucked away in the deep corner of my closet, I spied a unique shadow box and knew I wanted to create a gift out of it :) Welcome to Handmade Christmas Hop with Rita Barakat! I am thrilled to be participating with other talented designers. My DREAM Shadow Box is full of different techniques and fun materials. There is a giveaway (hint: $40 spendable at Amazon!!) and a look at her NEW Next Collection so read till the end of the post!

**I receive products from Rita Barakat Designs, Plaid®, Aladine Creations, Spellbinders® Paper Arts 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.**


DREAM Shadow Box




Shadow Box Basics

Using a 6 x 14-inch shadow box, I painted an evening background with a combination of FolkArt® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, FolkArt® Acrylic Color - Titanium White and Apple Barrel® Acrylic Color - Concord Grape. Cover and color until you get your desired look.



Up in the Cloud

Roll out the Hearty Super Lightweight Modeling Clay to a flat oval to cover the Zen Doodle Cloud Foam Stamp design. Press the stamp into the clay for an impression.


Carefully lift up from the clay. Let dry. Usually, it takes 24 hours to air dry but the weekend I made this, there were a lot of rainstorms. So I gave it a couple of days to dry.


Once completely dried, I trim off the excess edges with scissors and painted the cloud with FolkArt® Acrylic Color - Titanium White. Let the paint dry.


Next, I wanted to give the cloud a little extra so I added White Pearl Izink 3D Texture Paste for a subtle shimmer. Hard to picture but it's perfect!


Shimmery Stars

Since I had the White Pearl Izink 3D Texture Paste out, I stenciled a few stars to the background in a couple of random areas to tie into the shimmery cloud.


DIY Shaker Box

For something different, I thought I'd add a clear "box" full of fun little magical trinkets (think like a shaker). But odd-shaped boxes are hard to come by so I made a lid out of acetate to solve my problem.

Cut a 6 1/8 x 4-inch from a clear piece of acetate and score 1/2-inch on each side. Cut a tab from each corner, up to the intersecting scored line. Adhere Adhesives Dots SM on each tab to make a lid.


Fill with little magical trinkets such as clear facet beads, tinsel trim, and colored shape sequins. Add an Adhesive Line to each side and bottom of the lid. Carefully adhering the lid (open side facing down onto the shadow box) to the bottom of the box.



Adding on the Glitz

I had this wonderful FolkArt® Glitterific™ Acrylic Paint - Black Opal that was PERFECT for this project. It brings fabulous sparkly to a couple of areas, including the cloud shape. Spread with a palette knife and let dry.


Adhering the Main Parts

Apply Adhesive Dots 3D on the back top and sides of the cloud shape and place it on the top section of the shadow box.


Cut and place leftover pieces from 3D Foam Creative Sheet Small White (used in past projects) on the back of the "Over the Moon" die cut from The Veil of the Fairies Die Cut Collection. Adhere to the shadow box.



Color two canvas Star Shapes. One with Apple Barrel® Acrylic Color - Concord Grape and FolkArt® Glitterific™ Acrylic Paint - Black Opal. The other with two coats of White Pearl Izink 3D Texture Paste. Adhere each star with Adhesive Dots 3D onto the box.





Take on the Dream

Die-cut the word "DREAM" with 3D Foam Creative Sheet Small Black, remove the bottom liner and center onto the clear box. Then remove the top liner, place the purple foil from the Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets in Variety Colors (COLOR SIDE UP) on top and rub with your finger to transfer the color. Remove the backing and place the letters on top of the shaker box.


On the sides of this shadow box, there are strips of adhesive to add extra embellishments like ribbon. I took advantage of this and foiled the sides with Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets in Variety Colors in purple. It was so easy. Just starting from the bottom, working around the box until covered.


To tie in with the purple foil, I added three of the smallest 3D Foam Stars shapes to the box for extra accents. NOW it's ready to be hung!

Here are a couple of close-ups of the finished project.






You made it this far - THANK YOU!! I hope that this inspires you to create a HANDMADE CHRISTMAS gift this year. What will you be making? Let me know in the comments :)

Keep scrolling down for Rita's NEW Next Collection, blog hop list and prize entry details!

As always, thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Creative Time: 60 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed
Rita Barakat Designs

Zen Doodle Cloud Foam Stamp
The Veil of the Fairies Die Cut Collection

Plaid® Enterprises, Inc.
FolkArt® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black
FolkArt® Acrylic Color - Titanium White
Apple Barrel® Acrylic Color - Concord Grape
FolkArt® Glitterific™ Acrylic Paint - Black Opal
Color by Me™ Brush Set

Aladine Creations
White Pearl Izink 3D Texture Paste
Flag Stencil

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Adhesive Dots Small
Adhesive Dots 3D
Adhesive Lines
3D Foam Creative Sheets Small Black
3D Foam Creative Sheets Small White
Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets in Variety Colors
3D Foam Stars

Activa® Products
Hearty Super Lightweight Modeling Clay, White

Other
Scoring Tool: Scor-Pal; Craft Die, Stylus and Die-Cutting Machine: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (Type-Oh! Contour™ Steel Rule Die, Tool in One™ and Platinum™ Machine); Craft Mat: Heidi Swapp; Holiday Picks; Sequins; Scissors

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CLICK: NEW Next Collection by Rita Barakat!!!


Giveaway Details


For a chance to enter the giveaway of a $40 Gift Certificate to Amazon, simply do the following:
  1. Subscribe to Rita Barakat Art Newsletter.
  2. Visit all the participating designer blogs and leave a comment on each (list below).
  3. Follow Rita Barakat Art Instagram.
  4. Let Rita know that you did all of the above in the comments in her blog post!
Rita will announce the winner during her November 25th Mixed Media Monday at 8PM Central Time on her Rita Barakat FaceBook Page. Make sure to join her page to view. Good Luck!

Your next stop is Cheryl Boglioli.

Participating designers:

Margie Higuchi (You are Here!)

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