Set Aside Some Time to Make Your Holiday Planner

by Tenia Nelson

Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs with a super fun planner page made with Imagine and Tsukineko products. It is September and it is perfect month to get ahead start on holiday planning. So what better way to do holiday planning than to start with creating a holiday planner page?!

Directions


Step 1

Punch holes in cardstock using Crop-O-Dile.


Step 2

Add various holiday colors with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Sprays onto cardstock. I chose Christmas colors with Lady Bug, New Sprout (light green) and Desert Sand (soft gold).


Step 3

Stamp letters spelling “holiday” and add letter stickers spelling “plans” onto white cardstock.


Step 4

With a Memento marker color in the large holiday letters with Dandelion.


Step 5

Add washi tape and sticker stitches onto page.


Step 6

Stamp the fun santa claus image and color with Lady Bug in Memento (yes it matches the Fireworks color). Add googlie eyes — of course! Since there are plenty of planner stamp sets out on the market, you can continue to set up the goals and to-do lists in the following pages as you wish. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Supplies

Imagine
  • Memento Inkpad – Tuxedo Black
  • Memento Marker – Lady Bug, London Fog, Dandelion
  • Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray – Lady Bug, New Sprout, Desert Sand
Other
  • Avery Elle Stamp
  • Technique Tuesday – Dear Santa Stamp Set
  • Googlie eyes
  • Washi Tape
  • Sticker Stitches
  • Letter Stickers
  • Crop-O-Dile
  • Websters Pages – Planner

 

Create a Bright Miss You Very Much Greeting Card

by Tenia Nelson

Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs with a Miss You Very Much greeting card made with Imagine and Tsukineko products. With Delicata’s new colors, I was thrilled to see Sapphire and Emerald Green in the new metallic colors. Blue and Green create a beautiful color harmony that compliments bright white cardstock swimmingly.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes + dry time

Directions


Step 1

Ink half of your stamp with Delicata in Emerald Green and the other half in Sapphire Blue. Heat emboss the entire image with clear Embossing Powder. Since Delicata is a pigment ink there is no need to use additional inks for a simple clear embossing.


Step 2

Stamp sentiment in Sapphire Blue and heat emboss. Line up the banner die over your sentiment and die cut.


Step 3

Using Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in New Sprout, unscrew the cap and flick the tube over the image to get a splatter onto image panel.


Step 4

Add sequins, sentiment banner, washi and sticker stitches onto image panel.


Step 5

Adhere image panel onto white card using foam adhesive.

 

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Altenew Stamp
  • Cardstock
  • Verve Stamps – sequins
  • SRM – Sticker Stitches
  • Washi tape
  • Spellbinders – die
  • Die cut machine
  • Adhesive

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Send Love with a Star Theme Shaker Card

by Tenia Nelson

Hey Y’all! Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs with a super fun star-themed shaker card made with Memento Luxe ink by Tsukineko. I love shaker cards and feel that one way to light up someone’s day is to put a little extra work into my cardmaking. Enjoy!

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions


Step 1

Create Star shaker using pre-made star foam shape, adhesive, acetate, and various sequins.


Step 2

Stamp and heat emboss the woodgrain image onto a piece of white cardstock using Memento Luxe and Imagine embossing powder.


Step 3

Die cut image with Spellbinders square nesting dies.


Step 4

Adhere star shaker to woodgrain piece and add foam tape to whole image panel.


Step 5

Adhere image panel onto the kraft paper cardstock. Create the “You Are a Star” sentiment with the label maker and place onto the card. Finish the card with additional washi tape and sticker stitches.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Fun Stampers Journey – Kraft Cardstock
  • Cardstock
  • Queen and Company – star foam shape, washi tapes
  • SRM Press – Sticker Stitches
  • Sequins
  • Winnie and Walter – woodgrain stamp
  • Spellbinders – square nesting dies
  • Heat Tool
  • Dymo Label Maker

Complete Mystical Magic and Unicorn Awesomeness Today

Unicorns are pure magic! They are not constrained by the normal colors. They can embody pink, purple, iridescent sparkly colors and even gold! In today’s blog post, Imagine artists Tenia and Alison create two delightful mystical unicorn themed cards using ink blending, embossing and ink sprays. See what they have to say about these magical beasts!

Magic and Unicorn Awesomeness Concord & 9th Unicorn Bundle

Die Cut Unicorn Awesomeness by Tenia Nelson

Hey, Y’all! Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs with a magical and shiny Mystic Unicorn card made with Imagine and Tsukineko products. I really enjoyed making this card so here are some pointers on how I did it!

Create card from white cardstock and spray and splatter various Fireworks craft sprays to create an ink splatter texture. I choose Dandelion, Bahama Blue, Lady Bug for a nice primary colors theme. Stamp the unicorn image with Delicata Golden Glitz and heat emboss onto watercolor paper. Die cut unicorn with the matching die. There are several unicorn and matching die sets to choose from, but I personally like the Unicorn Bundle from Concord & 9th. Feel free to go with your own personal favorite stamp set!

Next, I added detail to the unicorn’s mane and tail with a watercolor technique using Fabrico marker in Lemon Yellow and an aqua brush.
Stamp the sentiment “Your Awesomeness Rivals that of a Unicorn” included in the Unicorn Bundle onto the card front with Tuxedo Black Ink. The sentiment perfectly frames around the unicorn. To add all the finishing touches, adhere die cut unicorn onto the card, add sequins, add washi and sticker stitches and you have completed mystical awesomeness! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Aquabrush
  • Concord and 9th – Stamps and Flower Die
  • Big Shot Die Cut Machine
  • Sequins
  • Washi tape
  • SRM – Sticker Stitches

magic rainbow unicorn believe handmade card alison heikkila

Mystical Unicorn Ink Blended Card by Alison Heikkila

Greetings! This month, the theme given to the Artists in Residence from Imagine is “Mystical.” This is right up my alley and I could have done an entire series of Mystical things. But I decided to reign myself in and work with a beautiful unicorn from Stampendous.

I stamped the unicorn on to Mixed Media Paper because it really helps the Memento Markers move and blend. I die cut the image with a die larger than I would typically use because I wanted to create an inked border with the die size that fits the image. I die cut a mask with the smaller die and temporarily taped it on. Using a sponge dauber, I applied Summer Sky ink, and then Nautical Blue.

My background was created on Smooth Bristol paper. I swiped my Vineyard Kalediacolor across my Craft Mat. I only swiped it once to avoid mixing the colors on the ink pad itself. Then, I sprayed the ink with a combination of Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle and Ink Potion No. 9. Next, I dragged the Bristol paper through the wet ink. I dried it with my heat tool and tapped it into the ink again. This process was repeated a couple of times until I was satisfied with the background. Using the powder tool, I rubbed it across the bottom of my background so that I could emboss my sentiment better.

I used a Deep Indigo cardstock for my card base, applied a line of Tear It Tape along the right side and sprinkled Multi Crystal Glitter Mix. I applied my layers and added a few deep blue sequins with On Point Glue. Seriously, if you haven’t tried this adhesive, you are missing out.

That’s my card for today. Have an inspiring day!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stampendous – Unicorn Rose Stamp
  • Multi Crystal Glitter Mix
  • Believe Scrolls Stamp
  • Fitted Frames Set A
  • Cardstock – Deep Indigo
  • Canson – Mixed Media Paper
  • Strathmore – Smooth Bristol Paper
  • EK Success Powder Tool
  • Craft Medley – Rhythm ‘N Blues Sequins

Make a Beautiful Saranghaeyo Greeting Card

by Tenia Nelson

Make a Beautiful Saranghaeyo Greeting Card

Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs with an elegant Saranghaeyo greeting card made with Imagine and Tsukineko products. I combined the Pineapple color from patterned paper, embossing techniques, and foam dots to create this dynamic looking card.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Step 1

Die cut rectangle patterned paper. Stamp and emboss a large ornate image onto the patterned paper panel.

Step 2

Dry emboss with the flower die onto white cardstock. Die cut white cardstock and patterned cardstock with the rectangle die from Spellbinders.

Step 3

Adhere dry emboss image onto the patterned paper panel using foam adhesive.

Step 4

Stamp the Saranghaeyo sentiment and die cut.

Step 5

Adhere sentiment onto dry emboss panel, add washi tape, sequins, sticker stitches and adhere the whole panel onto card.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white
  • Waffle Flower Crafts – Stamps, Flower Die
  • Scrapbook papers
  • Big Shot die cut machine
  • Spellbinders – Nesting Rectangle dies
  • Sequins
  • Queen and Co – washi tape
  • Sticker stitches

Got the Blues? Check Out 2 Uplifting Handmade Cards

Sometimes doing something special for someone during a rough period is the best medicine. In today’s papercraft projects, we share two different themes for encouragement cards. Tenia creates a cute and simple sympathy card for a broken heart while Elina creates reminds us to dance.

Got the Blues? Check Out 2 Uplifting Handmade Cards

Broken Heart Mini Card by Tenia Nelson

Hey Y’all! Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs with a sympathy or broken heart mini card measuring 3 x 3 inches and made with Imagine and Tsukineko ink products. Sometimes sending someone a sweet message when they are feeling blue is a nice way to show them you are thinking of them.

Broken Heart Mini Card by Tenia Nelson

Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp the heart image onto 3 x 3 inch card. Next, spray a Bahama Blue Fireworks onto card to give the splatter effect in the background. Ink the same heart stamp with VersaMark, stamp and heat emboss onto red cardstock. Cut out embossed image and adhere to card using the first stamp as a guide and attach with foam adhesive.

Since green is a natural complement to red, ink the sentiment with Cottage Ivy Memento Ink and stamp sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and cut around the sentiment. Adhere this text block onto card using foam adhesive. Also add washi, patterned paper and sticker stitches. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Cardstock – white, red
  • Patterned paper
  • Unity Stamp Company – heart stamp
  • Washi tape
  • Sticker Stitches
  • Foam dot adhesive

Just Dance Watercolor Card by Elina Stromberg

Just Dance Watercolor Card by Elina Stromberg

Watercolors are an easy way to create beautiful backgrounds for your card projects. However, there are differences between watercolors; many cheap watercolor palettes may be rich in pigment, but once dry the colors becomes chalky and less vibrant. Liquid colors are a good choice, and the water-based Fireworks Craft Spray have become my favorite. In addition to the lively rich colors Fireworks also adds a bit of shimmer to your projects.

When making simple one-layer cards with watercolor background, I often use liquid masking fluid for protecting the main image. I start with stamping the image, and then cover it with a thin layer of masking fluid. Once the rubber layer is dry, I can simply paint over the image to create my background. On this card, I wanted to add more texture on top of the watercolors. So I used irRESISTibles and embossing powder to create this effect. The bottom part (earthy ground) of the image is decorated with gold irRESISTible Pico Embellisher creates a raised look. While the white and copper dust textures are embossing powder are super fine with a raised look as well. The red dress and hat are painted with a water brush, using red VersaMagic ink. And I left an open space in the sky to stamp the sentiment.

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • Stampin’Up – ‘Beautiful You’ stamp
  • Watercolor paper
  • Card base – white
  • Cardstock– dark blue
  • Winsor and Newton – masking fluid
  • Water brush
  • Double-sided tape
  • Heat gun