Honoring the Red, White and Blue


By LeeAnn McKinney

Hey there friends and fellow crafters. As we are entering the calendar Patriotic Season here in the US, this card was screaming at me to be made. I have so much fun creating these videos, and this one has a lot of meaning. 



Art Supplies


• Versafine Clair Ink Pad – Nocturne

• Mboss

• Tsukineko Full-Size VersaMark Clear Embossing Ink Pad

• Fireworks! Craft Spray – Lady Bug

• Fireworks! Craft Spray – Danube Blue

• VersaFine Clair, Nocturne, Paradise

• Craft Mat

• Tear It! Tape


Other Products Used:

• CARD STOCK 8.5 X 11- White- Heavy Weight – Gina K Designs

• New Original MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool– Kat Scrappiness, Inc

• Tonic Studios, Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch Comfort Trimmer

• Cling Mount Stamp: My Hero Honors MC0344FCL

• Gina K Designs White Foam Tape – 3/8”X12ft – Kat Scrappiness, Inc



Stamping Holiday Wrapping Paper with a .. Fork?

by Roni Johnson

Keeping with my Berry, Blue and Silver theme I decided I wanted to make wrapping paper and matching gift tags this year as well. The limited color palette is very aesthetically pleasing when grouped together under the tree. Since I was using all the same colors I thought it would be fun to vary the patterns so I went from very easy (Joy wrapping paper) to a more complicated layered pattern (Noel paper) which I will share with you today.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 15 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the design


Step 1

Tear off enough of the kraft paper to cover the gift you will be wrapping.

Step 2

To create the layered look use a fork (I am using a baby fork for the example) to make a cross hatch pattern with Silvery Shimmer Delicata ink.

Step 3

Heat set the Delicata ink to speed drying. As you can see it creates a stunning background which could be used as is.

Step 4

Stamp Noel using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink over the entire sheet of kraft paper. Vary the direction of the image to add interest.

Step 5

Layer 3 consists of several snowflakes stamped using Blue Belle VersaFine Clair ink.

Step 6

Several more stamped snowflakes are added using Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink.

Step 7

And finally Morning Mist a lovely shade of grey to finish it off. You will have created a beautiful multi layered wrapping paper worthy of any gift you have for giving.

Step 8

Follow the same steps to create the matching gift tag.

Step 9

Use a sponge dauber to apply Blue Belle ink to the edge of the tag. Add a bit of ribbon to finish it off. And here is my gift all wrapped up ready for giving. Below you will find additional examples to inspire.


  • Kraft Paper (On a Roll – Paint Section of a Hardware Store)
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Oh So Fancy (Joy/Noel), Snow Much Fun, Snow Storm, Poinsettias in the Pines, Holiday Bell Trio, Deer Head, Christmas Greetings (gift tag sentiment)

Quick & Easy: Using Color Sprays for Cardmaking

by Nadine Carlier

Do you have color sprays like Fireworks Shimmer Spray or want some but just are not sure what to do with them? They are excellent for making a quick background on cards or even scrapbook layouts. In my video, I share several different ways Fireworks Shimmer Sprays can be used on your project.

StazOn Pigment
in Piano Black

Fireworks Spray in Dandelion

Fireworks Spray in Lulu Lavender

Fireworks Spray in Lilac Posies

Tear It Tape


StazOn Cleaner

Craft Mat

The Crafter’s Workshop Pineapple Stencil

Sizzix Spring Phrases Stamp Set



 Learn How to Mix Mediums to Create a Home Décor Birdhouse

by Lori Warren

 Learn how to mix mediums to create a home décor bird house

A great aspect of Imagine products is that they pair very nicely with other mixed media mediums.  This project features the use of StazOn Pigment ink, Creative Medium and Fireworks! sprays along with acrylic paint and varnish to complete a mixed media home decor project.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 2 hours


Step 1

Adhere pieces of corrugated paper to a pre-made wood birdhouse with Creative Medium.

Step 2

Spray birdhouse with Fireworks sprays. Allow drying.

Step 3

Mix Rich Cocoa Fireworks! spray with matte varnish, apply to the birdhouse. Allow drying.

Step 4

Sponge on Chocolate Brown StazOn Pigment to portions of the birdhouse.

Step 5

Coat with another layer of matte varnish. Allow drying.

Step 6

Dry brush texture with white gesso.

Step 7

Stamp flower images onto tissue paper with StazOn Pigment, Snow White.

Step 8

Tear stamped tissue into pieces and arrange onto birdhouse.

Step 9

Adhere stamped tissue with matte varnish.

Step 10

Stamp smaller flower images (with StazOn Pigment, Piano Black) directly onto birdhouse.

Step 11

Add white paint splatters.

Step 12

Use the same techniques on wooden bird element.

Step 13

Adhere bird element to the birdhouse and tie fibers to top.


  • Waffle Flower Stamps – In Every Way Stamp Set, Pretty Foliage Stamp Set
  • Bark Wood – Birds
  • Wood Bird House
  • Fibers
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • DecoArt Americana – White Gesso
  • DecoArt Americana – DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • Tissue Paper

Color of the Month for August is Desert Sand

Color of the Month for August is Desert Sand. This light cream color is a beautiful way to express warm soft earthy tones. Not only is it a great compliment to chocolate browns but it looks great with a shimmery element. If you are looking for a soft shimmery gold that is not bright yellow then we highly recommend inks such as Delicata Champagne or Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Desert Sand. If you are looking for a dye ink to blend with brown colors then Memento Desert Sand is also a great choice.

August also brings a collaboration with Rinea Foil Paper. Look out for how unique and versatile these foil papers are in paper crafting and jewelry making projects.

Here is a Sneak Peek of what we have to offer.

Watercolored Card by Iris Rodriguez

Espresso Card by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Beginner Technique by Roni Johnson

See How to Make a Moon and Stars Art Canvas with Fireworks Spray

by Jowilna Nolte

See How to Make a Moon and Stars Art Canvas with Fireworks Spray

Create a beautiful dimensional Moon and Stars home decor element using resin embellishments and Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray. Combine warm rich colors to compliment your yellow and the end result is simply stunning. A quick and easy project with lots of colors showcasing the amazing shimmer and shine by using Fireworks.

Skill: Intermediate/Advanced
Time: 30 – 45 minutes


Step 1

Add stenciling to a piece of wood using texture paste and leave to dry. Adhere resin elements to the block over the stenciling and leave to dry.

Step 2

Paint the entire block with the dimensional elements on using black gesso. Make sure you cover all the pieces and the sides too. Leave to dry.

Step 3

Use 3 to 4 colors of Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray and mist over the entire design. Layer the colors over each other. Use a heat gun to dry layers in between and then add more color until you are happy with the look.

Step 4

Once the colored layers are dry, give it one last misting of Sheer Shimmer Spray in Sparkle for extra shine. I also added some Delicata Gold inker and rubbed it over the resin elements with a sponge to highlight the details and dimension.


  • Wooden block
  • Jowilna Nolte stencil
  • Prima Moulds Resin
  • Texture Paste: Little Birdie