Hello! Ciao! Salut! It Is World Hello Day!

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hello! Ciao! Salut! It Is World Hello Day!

Today is World Hello Day! Written in many languages and in different colors, the card comes just to say “Hello” and spread the message everywhere!

Making this card was quick and easy and only takes a couple steps. The square background cardstock is stamped with words in different sizes, languages and fonts using a wide range of VersaColor and Memento ink pads for a colorful result. The center grey square shade is made of tracing paper with Memento Tuxedo Black applied with a sponge dauber. Both the globe and the main red “Hello” are Imagine’s embossing powders to add a shine and intense color. The “Hello” is stamped on another piece of tracing paper. Once all the stamping is finished then you can layer the elements with the various “Hello” sentiments on as the base, washi tape, the tracing paper, then the globe and an embossed “Hello” on the top!

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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Globe stamp
  • Letter stamps (multiple sources)
  • White cardstock
  • Washi tape
  • Tracing paper
  • Heat gun

Learn How to Make Rosettes with Fabric and Sheet Metal

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make your own embellishments that can be uses in various projects like paper crafts, home decoration projects, fashion bags, gift wrapping and more. It is easy to make them using canvas and satin as main fabrics and add lace or ribbons and decorate with a cameo or other embellishments. The fabrics have the desired design by stamping them with your favorite stamps and ink pads. For these rosettes, Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa is used matching the ivory colored fabrics. The rosettes are glued on Sheet Metal (round) from Imagine that make the ideal base to be placed on many surfaces.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions


Cut 1 ½ inch wide and 15 inch long stripes of canvas and satin fabric and stamp them with the Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa and the clear stamp.
Step 1

Cut 1 ½ inch wide and 15 inch long stripes of canvas and satin fabric and stamp them with the Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa in a repeating pattern.


Take a 1.25 diameter Sheet Metal circle and start gluing the canvas fabric in a circular way creating pleats.
Step 2

Take a 1.25 diameter Sheet Metal circle and start gluing the canvas fabric in a circular way creating pleats.

Repeat the same with the satin fabric.
Step 3

Repeat the same with the satin fabric.


Step 4

Use a tea light candle wrinkle the satin fabric on edges.

Take a small piece of the satin fabric and distress with the help of a sponge dauber and the Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa. Cut circles and repeat the previous step.
Step 5

Take a small piece of the satin fabric and distress with the help of a sponge dauber and the Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa. Cut circles and repeat the previous step.

Make layers of lace and fabric by gluing to the center of the rosettes. Decorate with cameo and metallic embellishments.
Step 6

Make layers of lace and fabric by gluing to the center of the rosettes. Decorate with cameo and metallic embellishments.

Place cuttings of the Tear It Tape (double-sided tape) at the back side of the metal circles to easily attach to projects.
Step 7

Place cuttings of the Tear It Tape (double-sided tape) at the back side of the metal circles to easily attach to projects. (Or use the hole and back of the pleats to sew onto other fabrics.)

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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Viva – Peacock Feathers stamp
  • Lace
  • Canvas fabric
  • Satin fabric
  • Metallic embellishments
  • Hot glue gun

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See How to Create an Awesome Cat Lover Card

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

purple ink, star die, awesome cat card with mixed media design.

Being a cat person, couldn’t resist making a card to celebrate the National Cat Day and what better way to do so than with An Awesome Cat card. I worked the designs on watercolor paper, Ink Potion No 9 to increase the effect and spread the irRESISTible paint. Using mainly the Memento Grape Jelly color, I let it come in contrast with the white paper and the red bow, making the card look lighter. GooseBumps gave a great result making the stars vivid and separating the color shades.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Memento Grape Jelly
Step 1

Cut a 4 x 6 inch watercolor paper card. Using a sponge lightly distress the card with Memento Grape Jelly. Spray with Ink Potion No 9 and dry with a heat gun.


Step 2

Sprinkle irRESISTible Grape Jelly on the card and immediately heavily cover with Ink Potion No 9 aiming at the irRESISTible paint spots. Dry the card with a heat gun.


VersaMark and Imagine Embossing Powder in Vintage Plum to stamp the cat stamp on a distressed edges piece of cardstock
Step 3

Use VersaMark and Imagine Embossing Powder in Vintage Plum to stamp the cat stamp on a distressed edges piece of cardstock.


Spray them with GooseBumps and then color with Memento Grape Jelly.
Step 4

Die cut the stars with a nesting set of dies in order to create a punch out in the center. Spray them with GooseBumps and let dry then color with Memento Grape Jelly. The Goosebumps acts as a resist and will lock the white paper in place while the Memento ink will color what is exposed.


Step 5

Cut a small piece of ribbon and form a bow.


Step 6

Cut and distress all the edges of a piece of corrugated paper and glue it on the card.


Step 7

Finish the design by attaching the stars, the cat stamped face, the bow and the sentiment “The Awesome”. Continue detailing and personalizing this card until it is the work of art you desire!

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Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Corrugated paper
  • Nesting Star dies
  • Cardstock
  • Watercolor paper
  • 5″ x 7″ Cardbase
  • Cat stamp
  • Ribbon
  • Heat gun

Learn How to Craft Your Own Wooden Jewelry

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Craft Your Own Wooden Jewelry

Wood is one of my favorite materials in crafts and when it is needed I try to find ways to make it part of projects and look at it from a different points of view. Having canvas wooden wedges around for some time, I decided to color them with Walnut Ink and make pieces of jewelry. The canvas wedges are covered Iridescent Creative Medium and decorated with heat embossed stamps. It is easy to craft and is also a nice way of upcycling.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Cut two of the four wedges 1/4 inch to make the earrings.


Step 2

Color the wedges with the Walnut Ink in Willow.


Step 3

Cover all sides with Creative Medium Chartreuse.


Step 4

Having a rubber with no cling sheet, I used the Tack N Peel to set and work with the stamp.


Step 5

Stamp the design and heat emboss using VersaMark and Imagine black embossing powder. Make sure to stamp both sides on the wedges to be used as earrings.


Step 6

Center and attach small screws to the top of the wood pieces and continue to embellish with metallic beads. Attach earring hooks, and a chain.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Canvas wooden wedges
  • Heat gun
  • Soft paint brush
  • Rubber stamp
  • Beads
  • Pliers

Craft a Paper Cupcake Birthday Card

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Craft a Paper Cupcake Happy Birthday Card with Delicata Ink and Amplify Texture

What a better way to wish someone Happy Birthday than with a card in the shape of a cupcake! Unfortunately, it is not edible. This handmade card is colored with Memento, VersaColor and Delicata and topped with Amplify in White which all come together to create a fun look and feel. See the instructions below for a step by step breakdown of how I made this lovely card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Print both pages of Kim’s Digi Templates free pattern from Buddley Crafts on cardstock. Cut the shapes and fold.


Step 2

Use the second page to cut a piece of corrugated paper to make the base of the cupcake.


Step 3

Use a sponge dauber to distress the top of the cupcake with Memento Desert Sand and VersaColor Pinecone. Spray with Ink Potion No 9. to blend the ink colors.


Step 4

Cut in half a spun cotton ball and color with Delicata Ruby Red.


Step 5

Use the mini pattern stamp and Delicata Ruby red to decorate the cupcake.


Step 6

Stamp a Happy Birthday message with Delicata Ruby Red and distress the edges of the paper with VersaColor Pinecone.


Step 7

Glue first the corrugated base, then the top and continue with the “cherry” using the On Point Glue.


Step 8

Use the Amplify! White to make frosting effect all over the card and use a heat gun to activate the volume. If you have never used Amplify then test on a separate piece of paper first.


Step 9

Finish the card by adding washi tape to the corrugated base, ribbon and the “happy birthday” sentiment.

Thank you for checking out today’s blog post. If you found this project inspiring then please leave a comment below or share on Facebook!

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other

See How to Create Autumnal Themes with Kraft Paper & Delicata

Create an Autumn Feel with Delicata Layers by Elina Stromberg

A short while ago six new gorgeous colors were introduced to the metallic Delicata ink collection. These rich and creamy pigment inks are wonderful to work with; they can be used with all types of stamps, giving a crisp image on various surfaces.

I used the Delicata inks on a set of simple CAS style cards. Delicata inks come in both lighter and darker colors and the stamped images dry quickly which makes them a perfect choice for different layered stamping projects. Rich Delicata inks work well on darker papers, too. I used two different kraft cardstock, but could as well have chosen dark blue, dark brown or even black backgrounds. Oh, and just look at that gorgeous metallic shimmer! Love it!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Simon Says Stamp – One With Nature (leaf)
  • Honey Bee Stamps – Congrats stamp & matching die –
  • Cardbase
  • Cardstock – kraft, white
  • Double-sided tape
  • Small seed beads

Enjoy Coffee Greeting Cards by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

What better way to give a happy moment to a coffee lover. Make gift card pockets in the shape of a coffee cup and place the cards in. To make the pockets, I cut cardstock in paper cup shapes and using a stripes stencil, Memento and Delicata inks I cover the cuttings. The clear cover is made of a shaker card bubble front cut in less than half and set on the front of the pocket with Tear It! Tape. For the foam, I puffed up some White Amplify! with my heat tool partially placed on a piece of paper and partially on the craft mat. After it was cool I lifted it from the craft mat and glued it on the back of the clear bubble. A clear plastic (acetate) was cut and placed on a back side of the bubble to protect the foamy Amplify! and allow easy placement and removal of the gift card. Decorate the pockets with some corrugated paper (hot coffee protection!) and add tags and some coffee beans.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Shaker card bubbles front
  • Corrugated paper
  • Stripes stencil
  • Burlap string
  • Stamp – “Enjoy”
  • Canvas Corp – Coffee tags
  • Coffee beans

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