How to Make Purr-fectly Fun Cat Fairy Lights

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

-Decorate your home with a cat themed fairy light string with stamped designs on tracing paper using StazOn inks and creating paper lamp shades. Attach the paper lamp shades on a battery powered led string and place them in any corner for the house.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

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Step 1

Cut 2×5 ½ ” pieces of cad stock. Score on 2 ½ ” from each edge to the short side.

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Step 2

Make an X cutting to the center of the card stock cuttings (this will be the opening that will the lights)

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Step 3

Use the circle punch to create openings to one side of the card stock cuttings.

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Step 4

Color with the VersaFine CLAIR Summertime ink pad and a Sponge Dauber.

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Step 5

Distress with the MEMENTO Grape Jelly ink pad.

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Step 6

Stamp the cat design on the tracing paper using StazOn Jet black.

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Step 7

Cut along the designs, (about 2″ squares), turn to the back the tracing paper and color with StazOn Iris ink pad.

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Step 8

Place Tear It! Tape in the blank side (inner side to be) of the card stock cuttings, above and below the circular opening.

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Step 9

Set the tracing paper cuttings, stamped with the cat designs, to cover the circular opening and fold to attach the short edges.

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Step 10

Place led lights on the X opening made earlier.

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Art Supplies:

Imagine

• StazOn – Jet Black, Iris

• VersaFine CLAIR – Summertime

• MEMENTO – Grape Jelly

• Tear It! Tape

• Sponge Daubers

Other

• White Card Stock

• Tracing Paper

• Cat Themed Stamps

• 1.5in Circle Punch

• Battery Operated Lights String

• Kraft Knife

Learn How to Make a Fall Thank You Card

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By Neva Cole –

In today’s card making tutorial, I will show you how to create a Fall themed “Thanks” card using three different inks. The Autumn colors are vibrant and blend well with kraft card stock and burlap ribbon.  I hope this card inspires you to think of all things pumpkin spice and apple cider as we head into fall!

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  1.5 hours

Directions:

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Step 1

Spritz white cardstock with Fireworks! Lady Bug, Tangelo, and Dandelion.  I like to start with the darkest color first working to the lighter color to fill in the last areas of white.  Set aside to dry.

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Step 2

Use Memento Peanut Brittle and Rich Cocoa ink pads and press directly on the cardstock. This creates a splotchy look.

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Step 3

Die cut the Fireworks! colored cardstock with Skeleton Leaves dies.  Cut an outline to back the leaves either by hand or with an electronic die cutting machine.  Adhere the layers together with On Point Glue.  Small dots in the thicker areas of the leaves works best.

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Step 4

Die cut one “Thanks” sentiment from the Fireworks! colored cardstock and three from white cardstock.  Layer together with On Point Glue to create a dimensional sentiment.  To avoid glue from leaking out from between the layers, use small dots of glue on the outside edges.

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Step 5

Use a soft rubber brayer to ink cardstock trimmed to 4.74” x 5.75”.  Kaleidacolor in Autumn Leaves was used with the green portion in the middle and the light orange on either end of the cardstock.  Flip the cardstock to achieve this look.

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Step 6

Pressure emboss the cardstock with Basket Weave embossing folder.  Use a sanding block to remove color and allow the embossed design to pop.

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Step 7

Using Tear It! Tape, adhere your A7 kraft card base to background. Then tape the burlap ribbon. The Tear It! Tape, it’s translucent enough that it does not show through the burlap, and will hold the card together.  Adhere the “Thanks” sentiment and the leaves with On Point Glue.

Art Supplies

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Other
  • Sizzix Thinlets Skeleton Leaves
  • Spellbinders Phrase Set One
  • Darice Basket Weave embossing folder A7 size
  • Recollections A7 card Base
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Sanding Block
  • Dimensional Foam Adhesive
  • Brother Scan-N-Cut

Learn How to Make a Wedding Shaker Card with Memento and Delicata Inks

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By Jessica Lin

Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here. I’m so excited to share this wedding shaker card with you. I made it for a friend who is getting married this month! I tried to combine lots of things that I love: pastel colors, interactive cards, shimmery elements, and this is the final product. I hope you’ll enjoy the ink pad tips and tricks I shared in today’s tutorial. I would love to know which was your favorite! 

 

Directions:

Supplies Used

Imagine:
Other products:

• Mama Elephant Oh Happy Birds Stamps and Dies
• Copic Sketch Markers:
• Bird (teal): BG000, BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18
• Tuxedo (Cool Grey): C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
• Bow and Flowers (Pink): R81, R85, R89
• Berries, Bell, and Beak (yellow): Y11, Y15, Y18
• Leaves (Green): YG17, G28
• Neenah Solar White Cardstock
• Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock
• Foam Tape

 

 

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″

 

How to Create a Fun and Colorful Birthday Card

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By Jowilna Nolte 

When I think of all my favorite inks I think of how well they can work together. There’s no better way to create interest than combining different types of inks together for some stunning effects and making easy striking cards.

For this card I simply used a single ink splat stamp and combined it with my favorite inks for a stunning end result.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 20 minutes

Directions:

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Step 1

Combine VersaFine Clair and Memento Luxe inks in the same color to stamp layers. For my first color I combined the yellow inks – first stamping Golden Meadow VersaFine Clair and then on top I stamped Dandelion Memento Luxe.

All my stamping was done in a bit of a diagonal line.

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Step 2

Repeat the process using Verdant VersaFine Clair and Pistachio Memento Luxe.

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Step 3

Repeat the stamping using Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair and Teal Zeal Memento Luxe.

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Step 4

Lastly combine the red by first stamping Glamorous VersaFine Clair and then finish off with Love Letter Memento Luxe ink.

Step 5

Trim your stamped panel to fit into a folded card base. Cut a vinyl holographic sentiment and adhere to your card. I off-set mine with a white die-cut piece for a shadow effect and dimension. Finish off with some diamante.

Art Supplies

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VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Warm Breeze
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Golden Meadow
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Verdant
VersaFine Clair Full-size Inkpad Glamorous
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Pistachio
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Dandelion
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Teal Zeal
Memento Luxe full-size inkpad Love Letter
Tear it! Tape
On Point glue

Other

White cardstock
Diamante
Die-cut: Cricut Maker
Holographic vinyl: Cricut