Make a “Sending My Love” Card for your Valentine

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By LeeAnn McKinney

– Hey there friends, LeeAnn here with a fun project that the idea will work any time of year, but this one especially is for Valentine’s Day. I did direct ink to paper, and blending Rose Bud, Love Letter and Angel Pink Memento Dye Ink in dew drop form.

I then ran the panel through my Big Shot with a die that embossed stitching into the background and made the perfect a2 cut around the panel. I then did direct to paper with VersaMark which I the poured Gold Mboss and then took my heat tool to melt it. After using my Big Shot to cut out the sentiment with the embossed panel and 3 layers of white, I cut the shadow layer out of vellum.

Then I used On Point Glue to adhere the layers together, and attached to the card panel, I used Tear It Tape to attach the panel with my card base. I followed that up with a few drops of On Point Glue to adhere some flat backed Gold Pearls to my panel and spritzed it with Sparkle Simmer Spray. With that this 20 minute video was complete (actually 6 video’s spliced together) I sped it up and cut the messy parts and you now have more time to enjoy the rest of your day. Thank you for watching, and I would love to see what you make that perhaps this project inspired you with.

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Memento Love Letter 

• Memento Angel Pink

• Memento Rose Bud 

• VersaMark Watermark Ink

• Mboss Gold 

• On Point Glue 

• Tear It! Tape 

• Sheer Shimmer Sparkle 

• Craft Mat 

• Miscellaneous  Stamp Cleaner  

Other Products:

• Kat Scrappiness Sending My Love Die with Shadow

• Kat Scrappiness Stitched Hearts Coverplate Die

 

Presenting Imagine’s Design Team for 2022

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Happy New Year!

We are happy to introduce our amazing and talented 2022 design team.


 

Alison Heikkila

Hello! My name is Alison Heikkila and I have been a crafter my entire life. My mom started me off with coloring and stringing beads from a very young age, and I never stopped. I have an art degree with a specialization in jewelry and sculpture, but I love working in many mediums and styles. Getting inky is absolutely one of my favorite things!  

I have an amazing husband who loves to see what I create each day (and even crafts along with me sometimes!) and two very creative kids. Sometimes the four of us craft together, which is so much fun. We’ve also got a cat and two dogs, and we reside on Long Island. 

I love to create, as I feel it truly feeds my soul. Getting a little “playtime” in my craft room each day is really important to me. I look forward to sharing projects with you. 

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Annie Collins

Hello Friends, my name is Annie Collins and I have been crafting all my life. I started at 4 years old sewing with my mother. My passion for crafting and sharing continued to grow over the years. I love paper crafting the most all forms of it. I live in sunny Florida with my fantastic family, my husband, our 3 children, son in law,  our first grandchild and pets. I can’t wait to share some projects and be inspired by all of you.

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Katy

Katy Ingram

Hello Crafty Friends! My name is Katy Ingram. I am a wife and mama to 1 son and 4 kitties. I live in southeastern North Carolina off the coast of Topsail Island and I LOVE making handmade cards. I started my card making the journey back in 2016 and in 2019 I started my youtube channel and blog Eastwicks Paper and Ink. I wanted an outlet to share and hopefully inspire your creativity with my card making as well as some tips and tricks along the way. I am so excited to be joining Imagine’s 2022 Design Team. I look forward to meeting and crafting with you!

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Neva Cole

Hello fellow crafters, my name is Neva Cole and I live in the high desert of Central Oregon on a mini-farm with my husband, son, four German Shepherds, and one inside kitty.  A life-long crafter I gravitated towards mostly paper arts, stamping, card making, and scrapbooking about 25 years ago.  My style varies with my mood, sometimes clean and simple then I swing to shabby chic or layered elegance.  I have instructed classes in the paper arts, and come by teaching naturally—I am a retired High School Science teacher.  I look forward to creating with you in the Imagine Community!  

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LeeAnn McKinney

Hi there friends and fellow crafters, my name is LeeAnn McKinney and I am so excited to bring my clean and simple projects and tutorials to you throughout 2022. Let’s Get Crafty!!!

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Make an Autumn Blessings Card with Imagine Crafts

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By LeeAnn McKinney

– Howdy friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a fun Autumn card for you today. I spritzed, I sprayed, I brayered and dabbed… a little bit of it all. Now sit back and lets get inky…

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Kaleidacolor Vineyard Ink Pad

• Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray: Summer Sky

• VersaFine Clair: Pinecone

• Craft Mat

• Tear It! Tape

• Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray: Gold

 
Other Products:

• Trinity Stamps Beautiful Breeze 4×8 Stamp Set

• Trinity Stamps Seasonal Winds 6×6 Stencil

• Tim Holtz Guillatine Trimmer

• Fiskars Trimmer

• DCWV Shimmer Paper

• Accent Opaque 120lb Cardstock

• Bristol Smooth Cardstock

• MISTI

 

Make Fun Motivational Bookmarks using Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray

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By LeeAnn McKinney

– Hey there friends, it’s LeeAnn here. Lets get inky today making some fun book marks using Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray in different colors from Imagine Crafts. This was so fun and easy perfect for that beginner or advanced crafters.

 

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray | Imagine

• VersaFine Clair | Imagine Nocturne

• Craft Mat | Imagine

Other Products:

Kat Scrappiness Tag Essentials Die Set
Stampers Anonymous Motivation 3 stamp set
MISTI Stamping Tool

 

Make a Beautiful Heart-Shaped Plywood Ornament

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make a distressed heart-shaped plywood ornament with Walnut Inks. Color with Memento inks for a smooth result and decorate with stamps and StazOn inks for a sharp and bleedless design.

 

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Paint the plywood shape with All-Purpose White ink color. Let it dry well.

 

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Step 2

Sprinkle drops of the Walnut Ink Eucalyptus, add very few Walnut Ink Crystals and spray with water to dilute further. Dry well.

 

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Step 3

Use a Sponge Dauber to smoothly add color with Memento Rich Cocoa and Pear Tart ink pads.

 

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Step 4

Stamp the foliage first with the Memento Bamboo leaves and then stamp on top, slightly offsetting to the first design, with StazOn Olive Green.

 

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Step 5

Stamp butterflies with StazOn Fuchsia pink and Royal Purple ink pads.

 

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Step 6

Add a sentiment with StazOn Jet Black.

 

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Step 7

Cut 12″ long pieces of the cotton ribbon and spay with the Walnut Inks Eucalyptus, Lilac and Cherry Blossom. Let them dry.

 

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Step 7

Tie the cotton ribbons on the heart shape.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

All-Purpose Ink – White

Walnut Ink – Eucalyptus, Lilac, Cherry Blossom

Memento – Pear Tart, Rich cocoa, Bamboo Leaves

StazOn – Olive Green, Fuchsia Pink, Royal Purple, Jet Black

Sponge Daubers

 

Other

Plywood Heart Shape

Kaisercraft – Tigerlily Stamps

½” Cotton Ribbon

 

 

Shaving Cream Fun with Imagine Crafts

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By LeeAnn McKinney

– Hey there friends and fellow crafters. It’s LeeAnn and today we are making 2 marbled look cards using shaving cream and reinkers. Sit back and relax for just a few short minutes to see how it is done.

 

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

Craft Mat
Memento Inker Dandelion –
Memento Inker Lulu Lavender –
Delicata Golden Glitz Metallic Inks
Crafting Tools Squeegee
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
On Point Glue


Other Products:

Distress Heavy Weight Cardstock
Neat & Tangled Welcome Home Stamp Set
Stamp me Some Love Black Cardstock
Accent Opaque 120 LB Cardstock
Double Sided Tape 1/2″