Thursday, February 28, 2013

CuttingEdge Magazine March/April Issue

Hello Krafters!

Guess who is having a giveaway? ME! First, I would like to thank Michelle for her kindness- she is sponsoring this!

Check out the video below:

All you have to do is be a follower on my blog, leave a comment here and LIKE the CuttingEdge Magazine on Facebook! You have until Sunday to enter and the winner will be announced on Monday!! Easy right??

Want more chances to win? Click on the links below to the other CT members’ blogs to find out how :) (more links to come, so check back frequently) I can’t wait! Krafthead~




Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Floating Butterflies-Practical Scrappers DT Project

Hello Krafters!

The Practical Scrappers DT members are exploring transparencies again! Transparencies can be used in so many ways. Remember to go over there and check out the different ways they can be used on projects.

I decided to use some leftover scraps to give the butterflies a floating effect. The cool thing is they move too or shall I say flutter! I like how it turned out. I can see myself doing this on many projects in the near future.

Well, my Krafty friends, I know this is a short post today, but duties call :) I hope you all enjoyed today's project. Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~


DCWV Mariposa Paper Stack

Paper Trey Ink Vintage Creme Cardstock


Walnut Stain

Decorative Labels Spellbinders Dies

Sentiment Stamp

Cream Viva Decor Pen

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Family-Scraps of Color DT Project

Hello Krafters!

I’m here to share a project that was inspired by Renee about a year ago. Tiles can be purchased at the home improvement store for less than a dollar. If you are like me, I have vinyl just lying around. For less than $5 you can make a beautiful custom gift for Christmas, house warming parties, Mother’s Day, baby showers, wedding gifts and more. I assure you, it will be a gift that will be cherished for many years to come.

You will need:
Tile (4x4, 6x6, 8x8 or 12x12)
Transfer tape
Weeding tool
Electronic cutter that can use 3rd party software
Software (Silhouette Studio, SCAL, FunTime, MTC)

Every program is different, but the concept is the same. Find a fancy font you love, bring it into the program of choice. I used Regal. You must separate the letter by using a rectangular shape and break the letter apart then you can move the sections up and down. Size another rectangle and then copy it. Place the rectangles in blank space in the letter.  Once you are happy with the placement “join” or union the entire piece together. Finally add your word of choice in the center. For mine, I have the word FAMILY.

Cut out the image on the cutter of choice. Let me tell you, the weeding can be tedious, but it is worth it in the end. Be careful because some of the cuts are thin and you could lose them as you are removing the excess vinyl. Take the transfer tape and rub it until you can easily lift the vinyl from the backing. Carefully apply the vinyl and rub vigorously. Slowly remove the transfer tape….and viola a beautiful tile that was inexpensive and took less than 30 minutes from start to finish!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I Love U-Practical Scrappers DT Project

Happy Tuesday Krafters!

Today over at Practical Scrappers it is time to explore staples and paperclips! We have altered paperclips, multicolored staples and more! For my project, I tried to do something out of my comfort zone. I made my sentiment out of paperclips! Since Valentine’s Day is this week and I needed a card for hubby, it just made sense to go in this direction. Yep, you guessed it; a masculine card! Go over there and check us out!

I cut down some scrap pieces of metallic paper (DCWV metallic mat stack) and ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Diamond Plate embossing folder. This was layered on top of red cardstock. I added three red brads (WRMK) to the middle of the squares to keep it “valentine”.

I bent large paper clips using jewelry making tools (I have no idea what they are called. I just have them in my stash). This was not as easy as I had imagined it in my head, but I still like how the sentiment turned out!

Turning paperclips into titles is a good way to keep project masculine or even in mixed media! I had so much fun sharing this project and I hope you enjoyed it as well. Please stop by Practical Scrappers to get more ideas using paperclips and staples! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

*credit- this card is inspired by Gina K