Monday, May 13, 2013
Hi and Welcome to the Tombow USA Blog Hop with Kristina Werner!!
You probably came from Melissa's Blog but if you just happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow USA Blog to start.
To make this layout I used the Maggie Holmes Collection from Crate Paper.
I sewed a pattern in top of the photo and I used the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue to glue the dew drops.
You can't see it that well in the photo but I used shimmer mist on the glassine bag and then I embossed it. I used a Power Tab behind the clip and on the camera I cut out from the paper.
The butterfly is from the Indie Art Cricut Cartridge and I used Thickers for the title.
To glue the Epiphany Crafts Rhinestone Charm Setting I used a Tombow Power Tab.
Be sure to visit all the projects featured this week and leave a comment for your chance to win!
We will be giving away one amazing package of Tombow Dual BrushPens 6 set- Jewel, Mono Adhesive Removable, Mono Adhesives Permanent, and our 3D Foam Tabs.
The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!
Now, head on over to Marie's Blog to see what kind of craftiness she has in store!
The winner will be announced Friday May 17th at 3:30 Eastern Time.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!
Special Thanks to Kristina for being our Guest Designer this week!
We are so thrilled to have you as part of the Tombow Team!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
This week Tombow’s Design Team will be showing off some of their favorite creations with Walnut Hollow’s high quality wood products.
If you have come here from the Tombow Blog then you're on track!
For my project I made a sign for my soon to be born baby. I used the Monogram Plaque with Bella Blvd. Paper. For gluing the paper to the plaque I used the Mono Multi Liquid Glue.
I used my All Mixed Up Cricut Cartridge for the name and the Indie Art Cartridge for the butterflies. I added little flowers to the letters using the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue.
I used Tombow Foam Tabs on the letters. Here you can really see that I only glued the center of the butterflies and folded the wings to give them a little dimension.
Be sure to visit all the projects featured this week and leave a comment for your chance to win! We will be giving away an amazing prize pack with both Walnut Hollow and Tombow Products. This prize includes WalnutHollow’s Card Keeper Box, 3 pc Clock Kit, Birdcage Clock and Creative Versa-Tool®. It also includes Tombow’s Mono Aqua Liquid Glue, Fastener Tabs, and Power Tabs.
The more you comment, the more chances you have to win! The winner will be announced Saturday May 4th at 3:30 P.M. Eastern Time.
Now, head on over to Walnut Hollow Blog to see what kind of spring craftiness they have in store!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
I’ve been very into artsy layouts lately. I just love the mess of mists and twine.
I used the Mono Adhesive Permanent for gluing the photo, mat, layers, view master die cut, glassine bag and clear Maya Road Accent. For the clear grid I only used the Mono Adhesive Permanent in the part behind the photo but, I used my sewing machine on the left to keep it in place.
I used American Crafts Thickers for the title. to keep the little flags on the layout I used the Tombow Power Tabs.
For the twine and dew drops I used the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue which is my favorite glue when it comes to make swirls with twine since it dries clear and you won’t see any possible mess.
I also used the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue for the Sequins. On the side I used the Sew Easy to make the stars.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Hi!! Welcome to the
Peachy Keen Stamps Spring Fling Blog Hop!!
You probably came from Cindy's Blog!
But if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog to start!!
For my project I made a very spring-y card!!
I used the Live Simply Cricut Cartridge for the frame and on the inside I used the Cloudy Day Background Stamp.
This bee is from the Create A Critter but I used a face from the Erkle and Merkle Face Assortment.
The sentiment is from the Cupid Sting Set.
This flower is from the Simply Charmed Cartridge and the face is also from the Erkle and Merkle Assortment.
I hope you enjoyed my post!!
The next stop is the super talented Gigi!!
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Here is the whole line up in case you get lost!!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Today at Tombow we have an amazing hop with Elizabeth Crafts Designs!!
You probably came from Melissa's Blog.
But if you just happened to stumble across my blog to to the Tombow USA Blog to start.
I was very lucky to use the Flower Set 2 Die!!
I made a layout about my daughter's favorite doll.
Most of the papers are from the Hey Diddle Diddle Imagine Cartridge and I used an EK Success Butterfly punch for the little butterflies on the layout. The alphas are Thickers from American Crafts and I stitched the starburst pattern.
I curled the petals and glued them to the layout stacking 2 Tombow Foam Tabs.
To put them together I used the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue and on the top I used a flower button with a pearl on top.
The alpha stickers are from Recollections.
Remember to leave a comment for the chance to win these prizes.
Your next stop is MARIE!!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
I'm not an expert but I would like to share what I know about sewing in layouts. Last week I was at the store and I was talking to some awesome ladies about the stitching in the layouts of this month's kit and one of the layouts of the March Kit of the Month. We were talking about tricks and tools and I decided to make this Technique Tuesday all about stitching and sewing.
I'm going to start with Stitching on Layouts with the Sewing Machine.
*Always use a piece of scrap paper to test the machine. I do it every time because machines can be tricky.
*Keep the speed slow to avoid messing up and to control the paper specially in layouts.
* When sewing a thick layer (thick cardstock, chipboard, many layers of papers or ribbon on paper) always use the hand wheel on the side. If you are not sure of how thick is your layer, just use the hand wheel to avoid having your needle break.
*Don't make the stitches incredibly short because it can make your project tear.
*When you cut the thread leave a 1/2 inch form the paper. Then all you have to do is pull the thread on the back and the one in the front will come out of the back leaving a clean look.
*I always secure my stitches on the back with tape.
*When you want to go all around a page (like the one below) and you reach a corner move the needle almost as if you were going to do another stitch and then turn to really make a 90 degree angle.
I made this layout with the April Kit of The Month using the Trend Setter Line from Fancy Pants.
I love that stitching sometimes gives the illusion that is holding elements but of course is not. Don't forget to pick up the Ephemera pack where you will find cool die cuts like this hand, the key and the flower on the top.
The kit also has cool buttons like the flower button and the pink button. See the effect of sewing in the triangles? It gives them some sense of unity.
Lately I am addicted to enamel dots and you can find them in the My Mind's Eye Section of Scrapbook Plus in a variety of cool colors.
Now let's talk about hand stitching. It looks great and is easy but it can be very time consuming. But there are a lot of tools out there to help you out. For my Beach Babe layout from last month's kit I used the Sew Easy. I love my tools and the Sew Easy is one of my favorites ever!! You can buy this little handle and it will make the pattern to make a straight line but you can also buy the heads separate for other really cool styles. Do not forget the pad!! If you forget the pad underneath the paper the piercer won't work because it needs some cushion. I use tape to hold the end of the thread here too.
Up next we have templates!! For my next layout I used the ones from Amy Tangerine.
The Amy Tan Templates comes with a small protective mat, a piercer, 3 needles and 3 threads (pink, turquoise and yellow). Always have a few needles available, you can get a pack of them at Scrapbook Plus in the sewing section.
On this layout I used the templates on a few layers so instead of using the piercer I used push pins to go through 4-6 layers of paper. I just needed something sharper to get to the back.
I used one of the Fancy Pants Frames to write the journaling inside.
For the stitching in the layout I used the thread that comes with the Amy Tangerine Embroidery Stencil Kit.
I hope you enjoyed this post!!
If you have any questions just leave me a message in the comment section!!