Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Practical Scrappers DT-Leave an Impression Mixed Media

Hello Krafters,

If you are a card maker, more than likely you use stamps for sentiments and an occasional image. Did you know you can use stamps for more than that? Oh yes! Stamps can be used to make pattern paper, add interest on layouts and just add the right element to a project. Check out how the Practical Scrappers DT used stamps. Today I decided to use a stamp on my mixed media project! Mixed media is a hot new trend. It is so much fun to do!

I cut down a piece of chipboard to 2.5x3.5". I used a collage stamp on some clay that I had in my stash. While that was in the oven, I layered some tissue paper on top of the chipboard for texture. Once the clay was set, I added it to the ATC. I added some flowers, chain and metal embellishments that I had in my stash.

 Next I painted everything with white Gesso. After the Gesso dried (I helped it using my heat tool), I added some Lindy's Stamp Gang (Gossamer Gold and Delphinium). Once, the sprays were dry, I stamped the collaged image with black Stazon Ink. Then I added Goosebumps spray for more texture.

That is it! I hope you enjoyed and try out today's project! Thank you so much for stopping by, Krafthead~

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition

Hello Krafters,

Today, I am sharing a few of my favorite projects featuring Graphic 45! This is also my submission for the G45 DT Call. I am excited and nervous! Wish me the best :D

Some projects you may have seen before and there are others that are new. I really do hope you enjoy them all!

1: An altered fan using A Ladies Diary

2: An altered journal using A Ladies Diary

 3. A card using Le Romantique

 4: A card using Communique and Olde Curiosity Shoppe

 5: ATCs using A Ladies Diary

6. A layout using Botanicabella, Steampunk Debutante and Le Romantique

Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

SOC DT Project-Save That Styrofoam Packaging

Hello Krafters!

Have you ever saved something and had no idea why? This happens to me all the time. A few months back, I received a package in the mail and it included some circular packaging. Usually packages have that waded wrapping paper or packing peanuts. When I saw these pieces I knew I had to save them. Why and for what though?

I made an ATG stand years ago. When I purchased a new gun, I did not have a place to store it. I thought about making a new stand, but I wanted something quick. After thinking and getting tired of knocking it over because I would sit it upside down, I remembered the Styrofoam!

I traced the bottom of the ATG Gun and cut the Styrofoam with an Exacto Knife. Since the gun has a slight angle, the inside is not cut straight across. Once the hole was satisfactory, I measured the Styrofoam and cut a strip out of the DCWV Glam Girl paper stack (it has a lot of purple in it and it is cute). I applied the paper and cut down some mesh bling. I added that and then several flowers (stampin’ scrappin’, I Am Roses and Wild Orchid Crafts) to the base.

I also decided to alter the ATG Gun to coordinate with the base. I used the same sheet of paper and measured both sides of the gun. I added the mesh bling to both sides, but flowers to one side shown. I only altered the one side because I like the gun to lay flat when I change the tape.

I really like how it turned out and the gun can be taken out at any time or it can stay in the base while being used!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Don't forget to stop by the Scraps of Color blog for more project inspiration! Thank you all so much for stopping by, Krafthead~

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Practical Scrappers DT Project-Buttons!

Happy Tuesday Krafters!

Today over at the Practical Scrappers, it is all about those buttons! Round ones, square ones and otherwise, they can be used to add the right something to cards and layouts. There are some awesome projects on the blog as always; go check them out! You will not be disappointed!

I know this post is super short, but I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Thanks for stopping by, 

CTMH Fashionista Stamp Set
CTMH Art Philosophy Stamp Set
DCWV Spring Stack
MME Dilly Dally
Martha Stewart Fence Punch
Fiskars Corner Rounder

Friday, March 15, 2013

Easter Bag-BossKut DT Project

Hello Krafters,

Easter is at the end of the month. Can you believe it? For me Easter truly marks spring. In light of the holiday and to make it kid friendly, I decided to make a little treat bag.

On this project, I used the Scalloped PK Bag. It comes with a Pop Kut attached to the bag. However, I used a PopKut Flower in a different pattern to place on top.

To embellish the bag, I used the PopKut Grass Border on the bottom. I fussy cut the bunny, flowers and chevron border from a paper collection.  I added a sentiment with a stamp in my stash.
For the inside, I cut some thin strips of scrap paper. I ran them through the corrugator (Fiskars) and placed them inside. I cut some of the ends in a diagonal to make them look more like grass.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Remember to stop by Bosskut.com for more files, supplies and inspiration! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~



K & Co All Holidays
DCWV Butterfly and Spring Stack
Easter Sentiment-Studio G

Monday, March 11, 2013

With Deepest Sympathy

Hello Krafters!

Today I am sharing a very simple sympathy card I made for a lady I adore at my local place of worship. I have adopted her as my mom. Anywho, her sister died last week. She has been battling with illness for quite some time. Although this time is somber for us, we are celebrating in knowing that she is home. BTW, I took the picture with my cell phone...one day I am going to learn!

The base was dry embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I then layered two sets of Spellbinder dies, stamped my sentiment and added a ribbon. Finally, I used a yellow Fairy Tale Rose by Prima and two mini roses by I Am Roses. I also used Recollection pearls in the corner.

Since the card is slightly larger than a regular A2 sized card, I placed it in a 5”x7” envelope. This is also a good idea if you have a very dimensional card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Thank You and WELCOME!

Hi Krafters!

I want to say thank you once again to all of my new and existing followers. It is because of all of you that keeps me crafting! Seriously!

I am having some difficulties finding links to blogs for some of my newer followers. If you have a blog and I am not following you, PLEASE leave your link below so I can follow you too :)

Great things are up ahead! Have a wonderful day, Krafthead~

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Practical Scrappers DT Project- Lantern

Happy Tuesday Krafters!

It is that time again! Over at the Practical Scrappers we are getting the juices flowing with vellum. Vellum can be used to add a delicate or classy touch to your project. It can also tone down a bright paper or pattern. Trust me; it is to be used on more than just a wedding invitation! Check out how the other DT members used vellum!

I used vellum in two ways for my project. The first way was as the frosted glass in this lantern purchased from the Silhouette Store. On the lower parts of the lantern, I used the Musical Flourish Cuttlebug folder to emboss the vellum. I really like the texture the embossing added.

The second way I used vellum was as rolled flowers and a leaf. I used a Martha Stewart rose leaf punch for the leaf and deco scissors for the flowers. They look great next to the rolled flower from the Graphic 45’s Bontanicabella paper collection. I fussy cut the dragonfly from the collection. It just felt right with this lantern. As I was constructing this project, I imagined a lantern at a good fishing spot or in the back yard in the summer time….I cannot wait until it gets warmer!

Back to the project! To grunge up the lantern a bit, I added some copper Inka Gold. (*side note: be careful and check this product often if you have it. It tends to grow mold! I only notice it on the copper but not the other colors). I love the effect it gives cardstock! It makes it look like old metal. This has become one of my favorite things to do!

Well Krafters, that’s it! I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Remember to stop by the Practical Scrappers' blog for more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Lantern-Silhouette Studio
Silhouette Studio
Musical Flourish Embossing Folder
Graphic 45-Bontanicabella
Inka Gold-Copper
Scalloped Deco Scissors
Martha Stewart Rose Leaf
Tim Holtz- Ball Chain

Monday, March 4, 2013

CEM Winner Announcement!

Happy Monday Krafters!

First off, I would like to thank all of the new followers to Krafthead Kreations! My hope is that you will find this blog to be inspirational and fun! Secondly, thank you to all of my existing followers! I have some new things I will be sharing so stay tuned! Lastly, I appreciate each entry to the giveaway! It would not have been successful without you!
Now on to announcing the winner of the subscription! Using Random.org I can say; Congratulations to Karen!
Karen wrote: Love this idea! I have a Silhouette and would benefit from this magazine info! Thanks for sharing!
Karen, please send me (krafthead1@yahoo.com) your email information so I can forward it. You will be sent the access information via email so be on the look out! I hope you enjoy your subscription to the CuttingEdge Magazine….I believe you will!
Remember there are still opportunities to win a subscription! Click here to access the links to the other CT member’s blogs!
Thank you once again my fellow Krafters! Krafthead~