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Fran•táge Friday: Jewelry Holder Form

Fran•táge Friday: Paper Craft Planet

Each Friday, Paper Craft Planet shows you a technique using the new Fran*tage line of stamps from Stampendous. So much fun.

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Today’s lesson is using gesso, crackle paint & some fabric, along with some beautiful stamps from Stampendous.

Sometimes slick surfaces can be tricky with Crackle Paint, but this Shabby Chic technique creates a 3D jewelry holder in the shape of a mini dress form & gets around that issue:

Okay let’s start.  Raid your daughter’s Barbie doll collection.

Step 1: Use a bit of tissue to cover her up (so the tape doesn’t stick to the doll) and then use duct tape to tape over top.  I believe this is Belle that Liam found in Emma’s room.

Step 2: Cut off the duct tape with one cut up the back.

Step 3: Tape the back closed.  Stuff the form.  Add a stand.  For a stand, I folded over some floral wire.  You could use bamboo sticks and a plasticine base.

Step 4: For the arms, I used a plastic chop stick, but once again any dowel or bamboo stick would be fine.

Step 5:  For the skirt, stamp some fabric with StāzOn Ink.  Sew along 1 side and gather the stitch.

Stamps used for this project can be found here, from Stampendous:

Cling Music Score

Cling Heart Friends

Cling Bird Frame

Step 6: For the embellishments, stamp on some grunge board.  It embosses really well and is much more hardy than regular card stock.  You can use distress ink & colour the grunge board.  Because the sentiment is embossed, the distress ink will rub off of the embossed area.

I had grunge board in heart shapes, but I just cut it to a straight edges.

Step 7: You can use old travel tags.  If they are roughed up a bit the Tim Holtz distressing ink will settle darker in the creases.

Step 8: Use super stick tape and ribbon on the backs of the stamped images.

Step 9: Okay back to our dress form.  You’ll need to make a gesso papier maché over top of the duct tape form.  This is where the slick surface prep comes into play:

Step 10: What on earth is gesso … it’s like a white glue that prepares the surface of your medium.  In your craft store, wander out of the scrapbooking isles & head toward the paint section.  Look for a dude with a big fro & that’s the gesso.

By painting the form with gesso, then adding paper towel & then painting over top of the paper, it creates a maché.

Step 11: Paint it on, you may need a couple of coats, just make sure you cover up all the duct tape.

Step 12: Don’t skip the gesso step.  Why?  Without a prepared surface crackle paint will COMPLETELY chip off.

Step 13: Let it dry.  About a bike ride to the park & playtime on the tire swing with 2 kindergarteners.

Step 14: Then for a nice texture, add some Tim Holtz crackle paint.  There are a bunch of colours you can choose from.  This took a bit longer to dry, because it was humid in the garage.

Step 15: Just put it all together and hang jewelry!
Have fun with this one!

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Matchbox Twist

This week’s 3D Challenge over at Paper Craft Planet, 3D59,  is from Adela with a Twist on the Matchbox.  I used a template from Ruthannzaroff Mirkwood Designs for the inside matchboxes.  Check out the fun interpretations of matchboxes here in Paper Craft Planet’s 3d59 Gallery.

The only difference I did to the template was to angle the edges of the tab, because I found that it folded over more cleanly that way.

Throw on some super sticky tape.

Now for the outside I used the K & Company Que Sera Sera Mat Pack again.



Fold over around the two Matchboxes that have been sticky-taped together.

Trim it down a bit.

Cut down

For a different twist for edging, I used Tim Holtz Grunge Board.

… coloured with Color Box Ink.

I cut a slit in the back for the ribbon to run through.

and Bob’s Yur Uncle.

Hmmm maybe to hold earrings?  Something small.  Liam is suggesting a Hot Wheels car.  LOL Serves me right for asking him.

That’s all.

Oh here’s the back …

I’ve Been Pinked

I’ve been having bunches of fun with the Moxie Fab World Trigger Tuesdays lately.  This week’s inspiration photo, You’ve Been Pinked, was chosen by Julie Masse with this Girl’s Birthday Party Candy Bar Photo:

I knew what I wanted to do with this challenge.  I must say, It took me forever to find where I first saw the blooming hearts idea.  What a pain, I should have book marked it, because it obviously stuck in my brain when I made the card.  Here is a  Blooming flowers idea, although I’m not sure that that’s where I first saw the idea.  Sorry whoever it was, but this is my take:

Used:  Stampin’ Up  Sweet Heart STamp Set, K & Company Wild Raspberry Dsigner Paper, ColorBox Brown Chalk Ink, Dimensionals, White CS, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Corner Rounder, Tim Holtz Stamp, White EP, Versa Mark Ink, Pink Rick Rack.

I’m Yours

Ah, a love movie, from Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge.  This week’s movie pick, #64, is Titanic.  DH & I went, as many other couples did to go see this romantically epic movie in the theatres years ago.   I thought it was so cool to see how accurate the Titanic replica was.  Impressive.

The challenge was to add some silver & blue.  I sifted through a little sequence bag I had grabbing all the aqua & sapphire coloured pieces I could find, as well as this Silver “Celebrate It” Ribbon from Michaels (adhered with Super Tacky Tape).  The Heart Shape is Grunge Board from Tim Holtz.  The Stamp is from Sunshine Designs (the Stamp Barn) that I bought at Heather’s.  Paper Stampin’ Up:  Brilliant Blue, White, & a SU Tempting Turquoise Marker, dimensionals, & a few Rhinestone Stickers.

Thanks for the fun, Brooke & Sankari & awesome Guest Designer, Nancy!

Ahoy, Treasure

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #43 is Pirates of the Caribbean:  The Curse of the Black Pearl.  I wasn’t sure if I’d have time to get to this super fun challenge this week, as I am babysitting 8 puppies & a mum Dog this week.  I thought I’d get this in before I got too tired.  :)

A few years ago Malcolm wanted a “Pirates Party”.  This would have been great for invites, although thinking back, I believe I made some kind of treasure-map invite.  Any hoo, it was quick to put together.

Okay, sorry, self indulgence here.  This is was my baby … Malcolm, my middle son, had just turned 6 in that picture & we had a “pirate Party”.  He’s only two years older now, but he seems like such a baby in that picture.  Man, am I far behind on my scrapbooking.  I should at least cover birthdays & holidays.  sheesh.

The kids made pirate hats, we had loot bags for the treasure.  We played pass the treasure box (musical chairs), & pin the x on the map, oh what else, can’t remember.  Fun.

I painted the back of a chalk board to look like the side of a boat, made an anchor & had a fishing game.

The cake was made in a bread pan & then I sliced off the puffy top to make a treasure chest & filled with Gold Chocolate coins, & green & brown sugar for the dirt & grass it was dug out of.  The silver & gold pearls are candies too.  Man, was that sweet.

Used:  Creative Memories Circle Cutters, CuttleBug Embossing Folder, Tim Holtz Grunge Board, Dew Drop Tsukineko Galaxy Gold Pigment Ink, Pearl Stickers, 1 1/4″ GrossGrain Red Stripped SU Ribbon, Super Sticky Tape, Gold Grafix Foil Paper.

Traveler’s Inspiration {FOUR}

This weeks Traveler’s Inspiration Challenge {four}, hosted by Tina at Travelingmama, comes from Savitri, at Scrapbit, who has this gorgeous picture she took in Rothenburg, Germany:

I thought I’d try one of those fun Flower Pot Pocket Cards, from Stephanie at SplitCoastStampers.

It’s a twist on the regular pocket card, that I thought was such a fun idea.  Pull out yur dirt & flowers & there’s your message.  Honestly, people are so clever.

Used:  Picket Fence & Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Crackle Paint, Fabric Brads, Sage Ribbon from Michaels, Really Rust CS, EK Success Edge Punch, Silk Flowers, Garden Green CS, Super Sticky Tape, Distressing Ink:  Antique Linen & Weathered Wood.

Traveler’s Journey

I was very excited when Tina mentioned she was starting a Traveler’s Inspiration Challenge, where folks to share their photos (see details here) & their crafts–all & any creations.  How FUN!  Especially for the summer!

The first challenge comes from these gorgeous shoes from Tina.  Man, she & her DH take AMAZING photos, especially with portraits, capturing their moments in time.

I went with some Grunge Board from Tim Holtz & some beads from my kids :) craft collection.  I used Tombo Glue directly onto the grunge board, then beads, then added Glossy Accents over top to secure the beads.  Except for the drying time of the glue (it’s MOSTLY DRY here), this was a fast card to make.

Used:  Tim Holtz Grunge Board, EK Success Edge Punch, Tim Holtz stampersanonymous clear stamps, Versafine Black Ink, White CS, Tombo Multi Glue, Glossy Accents Ranger Glue.

Keepsake Box

This was a craft from last week’s Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s Challenge to create a Keepsake Box.  Such a wonderful idea, I had to give it a go.  I used two tutorials, one Video Tutorial From Kristina Werner and one Tutorial from Lynn at SplitCoaststampers, and put the two together.

Have you tried Tim Holtz’s Grunge board?  Oh my word, it is coool!!! It takes a beating & is easily decorated.  Kinda’ like chipboard, I guess, but doesn’t get worn out or ripped with much use.  You can use your 50% off Michaels’ coupon on it & stock up on his stuff.  The Grunge Board here is the key & lock.  The lock is covered with Ranger Crackle Distress Ink.  The Key is Inked with Tsukineko Platinum Planet Brilliance Fast-Drying Pigment Ink.

The Ribbon is tucked under & attached by a velcro adhesive.  It holds the ribbon quite tight.

On the inside I just put in a coaster, which also help keep the box shut, as it just fits in there.  Plus, I thought it was a cute felt coaster.


Always Artichoke DSP, Cereal Boxes, Video Tutorial From Kristina Werner, Tutorial from Lynn at SplitCoaststampers, MM Antique Copper Brads, Crop-a-Dile, Tim Holtz Grunge Board, Tsukineko Platinum Planet Brilliance Fast-Drying Pigment Ink, Dimensionals, Felt Coaster from Michaels Clearance Bin, Martha stewart Twill Tape, Adhesive Chipboard from K & Company, Always Artichoke Ink, Define your Life Stamp Set, Velcro Adhesive, Ribbon from Walmart Offray (I believe), Ranger Crackle Paint.


Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #33 & “Any Winged Thing” Challenge on Stamping Out Alzheimer’s week long site!  Two in one, baby!

I thought for the Cinderella Story, I would use Drew’s dress as the inspiration to make a card.

Here’s my go:

Used:  Dazzlin’ diamonds Glitter, Heat & Stick Powder, Versa Mark Ink, Dimensionals, Diamond Stickers, Pearl Stickers, Tim Holtz Grunge Board Flourish, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Acrylic Stamps, Martha Stewart Doily Edge Punch, White EP, Clear EP, Corner Rounder, Oval Nestabilities used in Cuttlebug Machine, Tim Holtz Distress crackle Paint Picket Fence, Vanilla CS, White Cs, Vellum, Ranger Ink Distressing Tool, Water Colour Paper Bienfang Canvasette 170lb.

Filling the World with Light.

Time for another Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #23.  This week was the wonderful & hilarious movie “Waking Ned Devine“.  DH & I saw it over 10 years ago in the theatres & just loved it.  Quirky humour, just the way we like it.  

Sometimes when you really love a movie, I find these challenges even more difficult.  I decided to make a note book for one of the women in my Bible Study, because the movie seemed to rely on the “friends” factor quite a bit.  No, my friend in the study doesn’t buy lotto ticket, lie to the authorities, nor does she pretend to take on the identity of a dead person for personal gain.   Oh my the more I think of it, maybe I should give it to somebody else … LOL.  Anyways, my ‘Green Element’ for the challenge was in the Rhonna Farrer Le Fleur Autumn Leaves PP.   

I used some Tim Holtz Crackle Paint …. oooo is that stuff cool.  You just paint it on, kinda’ thick, & then just wait about an hour for it to dry.  It almost looks like leather when it’s dried.  I also used some Grunge Board from Tim Holtz.  Also, very cool.  It’s very strong & maliable, so I used it for the hinge (attached by a velcro sticker at the front).  

At the back, it’s attached by Antique copper Brads.  I wish I had had different bind-it-all rings, cause it would have looked better in a different colour, but silver is all I had.  

Used:  Celtic Knots SU Retired Set, ‘Friends’ stamp set from Remarkable, I believe?, Tim Holtz Grunge Board Plain, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Crackle Distressing Paint, Bind-It-All Zutter 6×6″ Chipboard Covers, Bind-It-All Machine & Rings, Antique Copper Brads, Velcro Dots, Tombo Glue, Blue Awning Adhesive Chipboard from K & Company,  Rhonna Farrer Le Fleur Autumn Leaves PP, Distressing/cutting Tool (SU), Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distressing Ink, Distressing Applicator Tool, Stazon Timber Brown Ink, Printer Paper cut to 5 1/4″ square, & Dimensionals.