Thursday, October 31, 2013

Kraftie Kre8ations DT - Black and Orange

It's time for another Kraftie Kre8ations reveal! We've got your black and orange just in time for Halloween! This time I decided to really challenge myself to make something different. In my crafting, I hardly use stickers, glossy accents and I had not figured out the mechanics of pop-up cards. This project includes all 3!!!!

The card base is by American Crafts and most of the card (inside and outside) is adorned in October Afternoon Witch Hazel collection. My friend Lyne suggested I use glossy accents on the black dress to make it pop. Thanks Lyne!

A product I love from Art Gone Wild is their Crafty Cutts Dies CCD-023 Rectangle Stairs. It's a die that cuts 4 levels of stairs for pop up cards. I used 3 of the levels for this card. The die cuts all four at once with the score lines. It was very easy to cut, fold and attach. All I had to do was use my powder tool from EK Success to remove the stickiness from the stickers (leaving a small portion sticky) and attach them to the "stairs."

Finally, the moon was made with Bazzill cardstock, Antique linen Distress Ink and the Creative Memories cutting system. Here's a closeup of the pop up.

Stop by the Kraftie Kre8ations blog to check out my fellow DT member's creations!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Get Inky! Challenge 16: 3D Holiday

Get Inky! Stamps has debuted a new challenge today! This time we've challenged you to create a 3D Holiday project. I created a pumpkin shaped boo bag from the Cricut Cartridge Bags, Tags, Boxes and More 2 and the 2103 Halloween Spooktacular stamp set available on Etsy.

Zig clean color paint brush pens are great for highlighting your stamped images and die cuts. Vellum is a great addition to your Halloween projects. In addition to punching it, I used my finger to smear the stamped sentiment to give a more eerie feeling to the tag.

I decided to give it to my daughter's best friend and family. They had such great decorations I had a little photo shoot with this boo bag. I think it was a lot of fun - almost more than making it.

  • Get Inky! Stamps - 2013 Halloween Spooktacular 
  • Cricut Cartridge Bags, Tags, Boxes and More 2
  • Dimensional stickers (eyes, pumpkin, candy corn) - Jolee's Boutique
  • Memento Black Tuxedo ink
  • Vellum by The Paper Studio
  • Decorative brad - Stampin' Up!
  • Bling - Leeza Gibbons
  • Shredded kraft basket filling - stash
  • Zig writer pure brown
  • Zig Clean color - orange
  • Twine - Lara's Crafts
  • Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page - Cracks
CASual Fridays - CFC #118 tags and bags
D.L.ART - Anything goes


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Inspiration post: Get Inky! Challenge 15 - Buttons on a Halloween card

Have you heard??? 
There's a new exciting challenge over at the Get Inky! Challenge blog - Buttons on a Halloween card. It's my day to offer inspiration here and on the Get Inky Stamps blog.
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I am crazy for chevron so I decided to make this fun Halloween card using DCWV cardstock. I love how it shines just enough. The card base is a black American Crafts tri-fold card. To create the opening, I cut a square from black DCWV chipboard and stamped with Get Inky!'s 2013 Halloween Spooktacular set (available on Etsy) in versa mark. I then heat embossed with detailed embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle. It's called vanilla ice (Vanilla ice, ice baby.... dun dun dun dundun dun!) so I had to buy it. It's semi transparent and has glitter in it. Buttons accent the sentiment. Don't ya just LOVE the font?

Opening the card reveals Halloween patterned and plain paper from my stash, and more buttons. The Get Inky! stamp is perfect for the occasion and stamped well in Memento black tuxedo ink. I left some room for a handwritten message. I'm just in love with this style of card. I hope you enjoyed it and will consider joining in on the challenge and picking up some Get Inky! Stamps soon.

Craftin' Desert Diva's - Linky Party 17 - Halloween
The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes
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Friday, October 18, 2013

Christmas cards for OWH - Merry Christmas

It's day 5 of our Christmas Card reveal. I taught my 8-year-old daughter to create cards with Kiwi Lane Designer templates (Mini Aspen Court 3B, 1A and 2B ) on this day. She chose, traced, cut and adhered the swoops. I then completed the card by applying 2 dimensional stickers and stamping the sentiment. I like how the Memento ink sunk into the metallic cardstock giving it a monochromatic look.

The card base and dimensional stickers are from Recollections and the double-sided patterned cardstock is by K and Company - Elizabeth Brown Designer Mat Pad. The sentiment is from The Stamps of Life trees4Christmas set. This was a very quickly made, impactful card. 

These 10 cards are just the beginning! We hope to create more together. Only 25 more to go! Thanks for stopping by! We so appreciate all your kind and encouraging comments!

Please check the 4 previous days:

D.L.ART - anything goes

La-Vie & Zora

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Christmas Cards for OWH - Gingerbread

It's day 4 of our fantastic Christmas card reveal for OWH!! For more Christmas fun check out Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3

My 8-year-old daughter also created these 2 lovelies. I hope they make you want to start baking cookies! The gingerbread cookies in the Recollections color core cardstock are so detailed! 

My daughter used a punch by Stampin' Up! to highlight the stamped Hero Arts sentiment. Inking the edges gave the popped up sentiment that extra zing.

Thanks for stopping by! Look forward to one last post of our creativity tomorrow.

La-Vie & Zora

D.L.ART - anything goes

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Christmas Cards for OWH - Snowflakes

Tag team back again... it's day 3 of our Christmas Cards for OWH. Take a peek at day 1 and day 2 why don't cha? Thank you!!

Here are the next two cards made. These are so special because they were created by my 8-year-old daughter for charity. We reviewed the monochromatic look on this day. Using Recollections color core cardstock, Stampin' Up! and Hero Arts Neon ink to stamp and ink the edges of the sentiment.

Here's a closer look at the sentiment (popped up on foam tape by Recollections). I love how it coordinates perfectly with the Recollections snowflake cardstock. I am really in love with their whitewash collection.

Please let us know how much you enjoyed our post. Thanks for stopping by!

La-Vie & Zora

D.L.ART - anything goes

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Christmas Cards for OWH - Warm Wishes

Welcome back for day 2 of the big reveal! If you missed day 1, check it out here. 

Here's two more Christmas cards designed by myself and my 8-year-old daughter for OWH. On this day I introduced her to Copic coloring and shading. She did the coloring and I did some minor shading.  We built on her knowledge from before with Recollections color core cardstock, stamping with Hero Arts stamps and ribbon tying. She is already a master with punches. But I did introduce her to the Creative Memories cutting system for the circle.

Here's a close up of her coloring. I think she did a phenomenal job! Copics: R29, E35, E37, C1, G17

The second card showcases another stamped image by Hero Arts. Isn't the tree just perfect???

The coloring and shading was done with Copics: B0000, G17, G85, E29, E37, Y15.

We'd love to know what you think!!  Thanks for stopping by!

La-Vie & Zora

D.L.ART - anything goes

Monday, October 14, 2013

Christmas Cards for OWH - Joy

I have a goal to create and donate 35 Christmas cards to Operation Write Home before the end of the month. This week I proudly will share with you the cards my 8-year-old daughter and I designed. I took this opportunity to teach my daughter how to design from the ground up and to ignite the spirit of giving. She chose most of the aspects and created the cards under my instruction. We had a blast!

This was her first time working with Recollections colored core cardstock and she loved sanding it to reveal the hidden pattern. I also taught her how to tie bows (a work in progress).

The silver cards bases and the green cardstock are from Recollections. The small red dots are by Fiskars and the ribbon is by American Crafts. The Joy stamp is by Hero Arts stamped with tuxedo black Memento ink. 

Please let us know what you think! Thanks for stopping by!

La-Vie & Zora

D.L.ART - anything goes

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Boxes of Hope by the Kraftie Kre8ations DT

Getting diagnosed with a life threatening illness can be hard on anyone. It is always good to know you are not in it alone. The KK8 Design Team have made boxes of hope that can be filled with words of encouragements. For the next two days we will show case our creations.

It was a blessing to create this Breast Cancer box to brighten my college friend Jennifer Whetsell's day who is a breast cancer survivor. I started out with a brown chipboard cross box from Hobby Lobby. Pink is the color of choice, so I painted it and layered scrapbook paper, a quote, ink, crochet flowers, brads and stickles to accentuate the breast cancer symbol.

The box is filled with quotes I found online at The Quote Garden. I am hoping they resonate with my dear friend.  

It was very nice to share a little cheer and support. Thanks for stopping by!

D.L.ART - anything goes
D.L.ART Linky Pinky Party - Breast Cancer Awareness


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kiwi Lane Templates Winner!!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the October Kiwi Lane blog hop and followed me. Today, I promised to announce the winner of the KLD templates. Drum Roll ...... 

I love how you lined up your wording. Very clever! I'm now following you on Blogspot & blogger.

Carrie please send me your mailing address via email and I will get those templates right out to you!!

Everyone, be sure to check the Kiwi Lane Blog today for their winner post and a new giveaway as well! 


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Embellished Cheerleader Spirit Signs and Noisemakers

My daughter Zora is a proud member of the Pee Wee Cheerleaders.

I volunteered to create the spirit signs and noisemakers for the big regional cheer competition. Here's what I came up with. Each family received a sign with their daughter's name and a special cheer saying plus a decorated noisemaker. They help the parents cheer their daughter on during the competition and serve as a keepsake afterwards.

Here's my daughter's ensemble. I borrowed her pom poms for the effect! Love it!!!

The cheerleader is from the Cricut cart Everyday Paper Dolls. Her face is stamped with a clear stamp by Peachy Keen (Everyday Character assortment). I embellished her outfit and pompoms using a white American Crafts Galaxy Marker in white, my new fav opaque white pen - Uniball Signo,  Zig metallic writer and Copic marker R59. The #1 hand was also cut from Everyday Paper dolls, outlined and attached using an action wobble.

The base of the sign is white chipboard by DCWV. It's covered with Plum Berry cardstock from The Paper Studio. The names were cut from Cricut Cart Opposites Attract with Bazzill Basics white cardstock for the shadow and DCWV gold metallic cardstock for the top layer.

We R Memory Keepers just came out with chevron washi tape that I love. I added a double white layer behind the clear acrylic sticker (from Creative Imaginiations/Art Warehouse) to make it pop. The finishing touches were gold sequin trim and a tongue depressor type handle.

I purchased noisemakers from Party City with many different designs on them. To create a uniform look, I traced cut and applied Oh My Vinyl! from Oh My Crafts! in maroon to each piece and adorned with dimensional stickers.

There were 10 sets in all. Each cheerleader was represented with their specific hair color and a special cheer saying.

Here's a closer look at the types of stickers I used on the noisemakers.

Everyone had a wonderful time at the competition! Parent and cheerleaders alike loved the spirit signs and noisemakers I created for them. Now, I'd better start thinking now of something bigger and better for next year!!

If you enjoyed this post, please let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by!

D.L.ART - anything goes


Friday, October 4, 2013

Kiwi Lane Designs October Blog Hop

Here's a sneak peek of my project. Can you guess what I made or which products I used? Hmmmm.

If you haven't guessed, I'm honored to participate in the October Kiwi Lane Designs Blog Hop which starts at the KLD blog! Never heard of KLD? Well you're in for a treat! This wonderful company has created templates to make your scrapbooking, cardmaking and beyond POP! This month it's a double dose all in one day! First we have the blog hop and second, some amazing challenges for World Cardmaking Day! Be sure to get in on all the fun!

Please comment on all the blogs in the hop for a chance to win!! A random participant from ONE of the hop blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog), will win a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop. The winner will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, October 10th. 

EXTRA INTERNATIONAL BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!!! Kiwi Lane Designs graciously donated the Mini Aspen Court templates to give away on my blog! Please follow me at the following places to be entered to win! One winner from anywhere in the world will be announced right here on Thursday, October 10th. Remember, one comment gets you entry into both contests if you follow me on...
  • bloglovin AND in blogger (see buttons of the sidebar of this blog)
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter 
  • Facebook fan page
  • YouTube
  • Instagram! My user name is laviebordeperry
  • Leave me ONE comment telling me how you like KLD and my project, plus where you followed me AND all your user names in those places. Entries that I cannot verify will be disqualified.
Ok! On with the post! 
Here's s my 5 x 7 inch card designed with Kiwi Lane Designs Templates Tiny Accents $10.95 and Mini Aspen Court on sale this month for $14.35. The cardstock is from DCWV The Glitter Sweet Stack and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up!

  • Kiwi Lane Designs Templates - Tiny Accents 6T and Mini Aspen Court 3B, 2A, 1B
  • Card base - American Crafts 5x7 pink card
  • Cardstock - DCWV The Glitter Sweet Stack
  • Sentiment - Stampin' Up! Eat Chocolate stamp set
  • Ink - Tim Holtz: Broken China, Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick and Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Adhesive - Scotch ATG and Zots glue dots

It was easy to work with these templates. To start the process I laid out the templates on my project and played around until I thought I had a perfect mix of the templates. They also can be flipped over to reach the desired effect. Then I decided to use one DCWV 8x8 stack so I could choose all coordinating cardstock in a jiffy. The next step was a snap! I placed the templates on the cardstock traced it (you can do it on the back if you want) and fussy cut it with my Elizabeth crafts spring action scissors. Inking the edges are a must! Once I applied the pieces to the card base, I cut off the excess for a clean edge. Using glue dots, I anchored the cog cut and any other areas that were sticking up.

Guess what? the word chocolate is not stamped! It was in the middle of the cardstock but with the tiny accessories template I was able to see through to the make sure I didn't cut off any letters. The fact that they templates are see through make all the difference! 

Here's a closeup of the sentiment "I would give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!" PERFECT!!

I must say I have had a ball using Kiwi Lane Designs templates and I have gotten over the fear of hand cutting. It's nice to have options to keep the creativity flowing. And oOe thing you might not know about KLD... once you're accepted to participate in their blog hop, they send you the templates to work with for FREE!! Whoop whoop!! Go get it girls (and boys)!! 

Next, you're headed to the talented Lyne Schnable-Blodgett's blog! Thanks for hopping by!

D.L.ART - anything goes