It’s Time to Give Thanks

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Give Thanks by Penny Ward

We are just sailing through this month and Thanksgiving is almost here. Maybe you have friends or family that can’t be at your table this year and you want to send them a little something. This happy card is easy to make and sure to put a smile on a loved ones face.

More Thanksgiving and Autumn inspiration!

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Final Day of the Ruby Rock It Swap

We hope you’ve enjoyed IMAGINE Crafts’ product swap featuring the “Joyeux Noel” paper collection from Ruby Rock-It  this past week!  Today our Artist In Residence Eric Erickson bring you a scrapbook layout for inspiration.

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Supplies:

  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Creative Medium Vintage, GooseBumps Texture Spray Shimmer, VersaMagic Jumbo Java inker, Brilliance Pigment Ink Pearlescent Thyme, Brilliance Pigment Ink Galaxy Gold, InkBlushers
  • Ruby Rock-It: “Joyeux Noel” die cut silhouettes, layered accents
  • Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
  • Miscellaneous:  holiday punches, sticker machine

Directions:

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1. Determine size of the frame opening based on the size of photo.

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2. Draw the frame size onto the background paper and cut out where the photo should  be placed.

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3. Punch out shapes.

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4. Once all the shapes are punched out, organize them by shape, size and color so they  will be evenly places over the layout.

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5. Run the shapes through a sticker-making machine to get adhesive on the backs of  them.

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6. Begin placing the shapes over the background page and around the frame hole, evenly distributing the colors and shapes over the background.

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7. Directly from the inker bottle, add a few drops of VersaMagic Jumbo Java to Creative  Medium Vintage to darken the color.

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8. Coat the Christmas-shape covered frame with the darkened Creative Medium with an InkBlusher. This will dull the colors of the punched out shapes and allow the rest of the layout to pop.

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9.  Trim off the shapes that hang over the edges of the background

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10. Place a piece of contrasting cardstock on the back of the frame and cut a thin mat  around the edges of the frame.

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11. Spray and cover the entire frame with GooseBumps Shimmer to give a  glossy, textured sheen.

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12. Stamps the page’s title with and Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme.

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13. Use Brilliance Galaxy Gold to color the edges of the title card.

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14. Adhere other Ruby Rock-It embellishments to the corners of the frame.

 

The Honor of Your Presents

By Eric

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Supplies:

  • Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko:  Brilliance Pigment Inks: Pearlescent Thyme, Pearlescent Ivy; Memento Dual Tip Marker Espresso Truffle
  • Ruby Rock It: “Joyeux” paper collection and embellishments
  • Jolee’s Boutique: stickers and embellishments
  • Making Memories: alphabet stickers
  • Coats & Clark: thread
  • Bazzill Basics: cardstock
  • Flower Soft flocking

Directions:

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1.  Select a neutral colored cardstock as the base for your layout.

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2.  Using a Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme Dew Drop, begin stamping directly to the paper in a triangular shape resembling a Christmas tree.

3.  Add Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy over the Pearlescent Thyme to give depth to  the tree.

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4.  Once the inks are dry, add texture with green Flower Soft.

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5.  For the other side of the layout, repeat these steps to create a Christmas wreath.

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6.  Take the Ruby Rock It Joyeaux Noel Bling and place them over the tree and wreath like lights.  Since there is Flower Soft and inks that might prevent the bling from sticking permanently, use green thread to sew the bling strands on the page.

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7.  Place the tree and wreath on the layout with other neutral background paper.

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8.  To make a title pop off the page, outline the sticker letters with a Memento Espresso Truffle Marker.

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9.  Add photos and other embellishments to complete the page.

“Glistening” Imagine Crafts Projects

“Glistening” Holiday Memories

By Taylor

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Supplies:

  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Brilliance Pearlescent Beige, VersaMagic Aquatic Splash, InkBlushers, Monterey Pine Tree, Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz Craft Spray
  • Authentique Paper: “Glistening” paper collection
  • Crafter’s Companion: “Jingle Bells” stamp set, “Die’sire” die cut set, Ultra Smooth White cardstock, Centura Pearl card stock
  • Miscellaneous:  washi tape

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Step 1 Apply Brilliance Pearlescent Beige ink directly to holiday stamp.

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Step 2  Stamp image directly on Ultra Smooth cardstock.

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Step 3  Apply VersaMagic Aquatic Splash with an InkBlusher to the edges of all patterned paper.

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Step 4  Using an InkBlusher, apply more Aquatic Splash ink directly to die cut inside die.

Step 5  Remove paper from the die and apply Pearlescent Beige ink to edges of die cut for an antique appearance.

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Step 6  Apply  Aquatic Splash ink directly to Monterey Pine wood piece.

Step 7  Spray with Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.

Step 8  Adhere card as desired.

A “Glistening” Delicious Intent

By Eric

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Supplies:

  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko:  Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa, Gray Flannel; Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle; GooseBumps Texture Spray Shimmer; StazOn Teal Blue; Memento Marker Tuxedo Black; Monterey Pine Mittens; InkBlushers
  • Authentique Paper: “Glistening” paper collection

Directions:

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Step 1  Draw the shapes you want to create as handmade die cuts.

Step 2  Draw the same shapes on the back side of Glistening papers.

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Step 3  Cut shapes from patterned papers.

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Step 4  Ink the edges of cut out pieces with an InkBlusher using Memento Luxe in Rich Cocoa and Gray Flannel.

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Step 5  To give the smoke pieces a shimmery and textured look, spray them first with Sheer Shimmer Spritz, followed by GooseBumps Shimmer.  Allow to dry completely.

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Step 6  Create a frame that has a 1˝ thickness.

Step 7  Edge the frame with Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa.

Step 8  Spray frame with GooseBumps Shimmer and allow to dry.

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Step 9  Create a cardstock border for the frame (inside and outside).

Step 10  Ink the edges of the frame with Memento Luxe Gray Flannel.

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Step 11  Using an InkBlusher, color the Monterey Pine Mittens with StazOn Teal Blue.

Step 12  Spray GooseBumps Shimmer over mittens.

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Step 12  Begin placing the handmade die cuts onto the layout, incorporating pictures and sentiments into the layout.

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Step 13  Add journal entry with Memento Marker Tuxedo Black on “Glistening” paper.

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Step 14  Finish layout with other embellishments.

Photo Transfers onto Monterey Pine

by Eric

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  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko:  Monterey Pine Rectangles, Ovals; Creative Medium Original; InkBlushers applicators
  • Basic Grey: monogram letters, cardstock
  • Miscellaneous:  laser printed photos, assorted flowers, wire

Directions:

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Step 1  Laser print photos to transfer on high quality paper. Going to a copy center is the best  option.

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Step 2  Cut out the pictures so they cover the entire wood piece.

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Step 4  After the adhesive is dry, use an InkBlusher to wet the paper.

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Step 5  Lightly rub off the paper until the image shows through on the wood.

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Step 6  Adhere wire to the back of the wood pieces.

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Step 7  Attach finished Monterey Pine embellishments to the page.

“Glistening” Ornament

By Eric

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Supplies:

  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko:  VersaMagic Chalk Pigment Ink Jumbo Java, Fireworks! Craft Spray Desert Sand
  • Authentique paper: Glistening paper collection
  • Miscellaneous: snowflake rubber stamp, assorted ribbons, copper wire, crystal beads, felt flowers, adhesive

Directions:

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Step 1 Cut six squares from the patterned paper, 4˝ each.

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Step 2  Randomly stamp snowflakes stamp on patterned paper with VersaMagic Jumbo  Java.

Step 3  Spray Fireworks Desert Sand over all the squares to give them a glistening  glow.

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Step 4  Fold all edges of each square over ½˝.

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Step 5  Miter cut all of the corners of each square at a 45º angle.

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Step 6  Attach the edges of two squares with adhesive.

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Step 7  Continue this until all squares have been attached to form a cube.  NOTE:  pierce a hole in the center of the top and bottom pieces before attaching.

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Step 8  Wrap ribbon around the box, piercing a hole through the ribbon where the holes  in the box are (top and bottom).

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Step 9  Push wire through the hole in the top of the box through the hole at the bottom. Spinning the ends into circles.

Step 10  Curl ends of the wire to give a decorative finish.

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Step 11  Pull sheer ribbon through a crystal and finish with a bow.

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Step 12  Tie the ribbon with crystals to the bottom of the box.

Step 13  Cover the holes in the top and bottom of the box with flowers and other decorations.