Make a Holiday Gift Box Using Vertigo Translucent Sheets

By Neva Cole –

Vertigo is a beautiful translucent material to use in creating projects, in today’s tutorial, I am sharing tips and hints to make your project shine!  The perfect ink for this box is StazOn,  as it is the only ink that will dry on Vertigo and other plastics. 

Skill:  Intermediate

Time:  1 hour

Directions:

Step1:

Vertigo can be cut with scissors OR with a simple die.  Complex dies do not work well with most plastics, Vertigo included.
This particular box needed 8.5” by 5” section of Vertigo, 12” x 12” sheets can be purchased directly from Imagine Crafts website.  Recycled packaging may be substituted for Vertigo, however the results will not have the stunning effect the the patterns that Vertigo provides. The Pebbles pattern of Vertigo was used for my box.

Step 2:

Place a few drops ink from StazOn Blazing Red inker on a plastic surface to use as a palette. 
On the INSIDE  of the box use a cotton swab to color each of the pebbles from the center out. 
A little goes a long way with the translucent colors. 

Step 3:

Metallic StazOn ink is slightly less translucent than the other colors. 
To capture more shimmer, apply a drop or two of StazOn Metallic Gold on the INSIDE of the box
and move the ink with a cotton swab to color around the pebbles.

Step 4:

Continue to add StazOn Metallic Gold ink to cover the remaining areas of the inside of the box. 
Set aside to dry, as the Metallic ink is a bit thicker and takes a longer to dry. 

Step 5:

Using StazOn Jet Black, stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment on the OUTSIDE of the box.
This keeps the interior of the box ink from lifting and to have the correct orientation. 

Step 6:

Tear It! tape is perfect to hold the bottom of this gift box together. 
Assemble box and determine the best placement for the Tear It! tape. 
Unfold box and add Tear It! tape, my project called for five sections to hold the box in shape.

Remove Tear It! Tape liner and assemble gift box. 

Decorate with matching ribbon and fibers to close the top and keep your gift secure.

Art Supplies

Imagine:

Vertigo–Pebbles 12” x 12” sheet

StazOn Inkers–Blazing Red and Metallic Gold

StazOn Jet Black

 Tear It! Tape

Other:

Bakery Gift box die–Lifestyle Crafts

Cotton Swabs 

Sentiment–Christmas Blessings Taylored Expressions

Misc:  Gold Ric Rac and red fibers

Make a Beautiful Pumpkin Thank You Card

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By Alison Heikkila –

Greetings! Alison here and today my latest tutorial for Imagine is a textured, fall-themed thank you card. I can see making a bunch of these to put as place setting on your Thanksgiving table, as a thank you to your guests for celebrating the holidays with you. I used several simple techniques on this card that when combined, look really fancy and festive. 

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes- 1 Hour

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Directions:

 

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Step 1: 

Using a piece of metallic cardstock, run it through your die cutting machine with an embossing folder. 

 

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Step 2: 

Using a sanding block, a piece of sandpaper, or even a nail file, sand the raised areas of the embossed cardstock. This will give it an aged or distressed look. 

Step 3: 

Gently rub Spiced Chai StazOn ink across the surface to add more interest to the piece of cardstock. 

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Step 4: 

On a Gel Press Plate, gently tap the Cappuccino Delight Kaleidacolor Inks across the surface. You can use a brayer to blend the colors, as well as a few spritzes of water or Ink Potion No. 9. 

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Step 5: 

Lay white cardstock on to the Gel Press Plate and rub to get the ink to transfer. Pull the print and let it dry. I pulled a couple of prints and then chose my favorite to use for this card. 

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Step 6: 

Die cut a pumpkin out of the monoprint.

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Step 7: 

Die cut a bigger pumpkin out of brown cardstock and ink the edges with Golden Glitz Delicata Ink. 

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Step 8: 

Die cut the sentiment out of cream colored cardstock and ink the edges with Desert Sand Memento Ink. 

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Step 9: 

Add Tear It Tape to the back of the embossed panel. I like to use this adhesive when I am working with a piece that has a lot of texture. It holds everything in place really well, and you don’t need to worry about liquid adhesive getting “stuck” in the wells. 

Step 10: 

Assemble the rest of the card. I used On Point Glue to attach the rhinestones. 

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Isn’t it pretty? 

 I love all of the shine from the embossed panel. I also really like seeing all the colors on the pumpkin through the die cut. I hope you’ll give some of these techniques a try!

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• StazOn Ink: Spiced Chai 

• Delicata Ink: Golden Glitz

• Kaleidacolor Ink: Cappuccino Delight 

• Memento Ink: Desert Sand

• Tear It! Tape

• On Point Glue

Other:

• Darice: Embossing Folder

• Gel Press: 3×5 Plate

• Recollections: Pumpkin Die Cuts

• Simon Says Stamp: Thankful Die

• Doodles Paper Playground: Gold Starburst Rhinestones

• Brown, Cream, and White cardstock

Let’s Make a Simple Trick or Treat Card

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By LeeAnn McKinney –

Hey there friends and Fellow Crafters, LeeAnn here with a fun stencil project using VersaFine Clair inks. I had so much fun with this project and I hope you enjoy. 

Skill level: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Imagine Craft Mat

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

• StazOn Stamp Cleaner

• VersaFine Clair Nocturne

• VersaFineClair Fantasia

• VersaFine Clair Summertime

• VersaFine Clair Verdant

• Sheer Shimmer Stix Dauber Top Sparkle

Other Products:

• Bubbles Layering Stencil from Kat Scrappiness

• Halloween Stencils from Dollar Tree

• Blender Brushes

• Accent Opaque 120lb Cardstock

Let’s Make a Fun Inspirational Card

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By LeeAnn McKinney –

Hey there friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a fun Inspirational Card I made using my absolute favorite technique, and those of you that have been here for a while know I love Kaleidacolors.

Skill level: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Imagine Craft Mat

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

• StazOn Stamp Cleaner

Desert Heat Kaleidacolor Dye Ink

• VersaFine Clair Nocturne

Other Products:

• Accent Opaque 120lb Cardstock 

• Kromecote Paper Marco’s Paper

• Stampers Anonymous Motivational 2 Stamps

Spring-Summer 2022 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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Welcome to our blog! Imagine Crafts is pleased to be a super sponsor for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop for the Spring/Summer of 2022.  Our design team members all joined in to show you some of the fun and coffee themed cards they made using some of the Imagine Inks and readily available stamps/dies that are coffee themed.  

We are also having a giveaway!  Since Imagine Crafts is a super sponsor, we will be giving away a $25.00 gift card to the store. Please comment below for your chance to win.

Some of our design team members have created extra projects in order to participate in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and we will now share their photos of their projects and links to the Imagine items used. That way, you can go visit the item and see if it is for you. 

Let’s get started with our Design Team Member’s Projects!


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Designed By: LeeAnn McKinney

– Hi there Coffee Lovers, for my project today I used The Perfect Blend Stamp Set from Gina K Designs. Using Memento Espresso Truffle I stamped the background and since Memento is a dye based ink it dried quickly.

I cut a panel of vellum to cover most of my background panel, and then grabbed a circle tag out of my stash. I stamped the coffee cups on the tag with the Memento Espresso Truffle and then used Memento Markers to add a pop of color. For The cup part I used Bamboo Leaves and Pistachio, while for the rings I used Rich Cocoa and Desert Sand.

The final stamping was the sentiment in which I used VersaFine Clair in Pinecone. I used Tear It! Tape and On Point glue to adhere my panels together and with that my project is complete.

Happy Hopping in the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop Spring/Summer 2022!!!

Supplies used:

Imagine

• Memento Espresso Truffle Dye Ink

• Memento Marker: Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand, Bamboo Leaves and Pistachio

 
 
 
Other Supplies Used:

• Perfect Blend Stamp Set from Gina K Designs

• Recollections Coffee and Cream Cardstock Pack(Brown and Ivory)

 

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By Annie Collins

– I created this fun coffee card featuring a stamp from @not2shabby and dies from @trinitystamps. I colored, embossed with @imaginecrafts products. 

Supplies Used:
Imagine:

• Memento Ink: Jumbo Java & Summer Sky 

• VersaFine Ink:  Onyx Black

• Memento Markers: Desert Sand, Toffee Crunch, Peanut Brittle, Espresso Truffle, New Sprout, Dandelion, Lulu Lavender, Rich Cocoa, Angel Pink., Rose Bud & Tuxedo Black

• Mboss Embossing Powder: Clear

• On Point Glue

• Tear It! Tape

Other Supplies Used:

• Stamps: Not 2 Shabby: Coffee, Paper Crafts Magazine: Macaroons, Run On & Caffeine Loading Sentiments

• Die: Trinity Stamps: Coffee 

• Accent 80# Ultra Smooth Cardstock: Opaque White

• Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock: White, Brown & Kraft

• Trinity Stamps Clay Elements: Coffee Beans and Hearts


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By Alison Heikkila

– I went with a simply designed card that is perfect for any coffee lover. I ink blended two VersaFine Clair Inks with my coffee bean stencil. My sentiment was die cut and I used the die itself as a mask to softly ink around the sentiment. Sparkle Blends were adhered with On Point Glue for some shine. 

Supplies Used:
Imagine:

VersaFine Clair –  Fallen Leaves and Pinecone

VersaMagic Ink – Sahara Sand

On Point Glue

Other Supplies Used:

Stamp Anniething: Coffee Beans Stencil

Erin Lee Creative: Stamp from the Coffee Lover’s Kit (discontinued)

Doodles Paper Playground: Cinnamon Roll Sparkle Blend

Spellbinders: Die Cut

Copic: R22


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How To Make Simple but Impactful Wedding/Anniversary Cards

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By LeeAnn McKinney

– Hi there friends and fellow crafters, Today I am here making 2 Impactful but clean and simple cards using Tear It! Tape, On Point Glue, VersaFine CLAIR in Nocturne, MBoss in Clear and Memento Luxe in Wedding Dress.

The first thing I had done to prepare for my video was to create 2 A2 panels 4.25” x 5.5”. I then used my Mini Misti stamped 1 panel with the sentiment from the Gina K Designs Delightful Daisies stamp set using VersaFine CLAIR in Nocturne. This is a Vegetable Oil based ink and takes a little time to dry so put it aside and move to my second panel. 

The second panel, I put in the Altenew Daisy Bed 3D embossing folder and ran it though my Vagabond 2 machine with only 1 cutting plate and the platform, this worked perfectly and gave a great embossing effect. 

I then went back to the first panel and ran it through the embossing folder as well, following that I poured a bit of clear MBoss on the sentiment and heat set it. This gave a seal and a shiny effect to the sentiment and allowed me to move on to the next step, which was using the Memento Luxe Mixed Media Pad in Wedding Dress to add a bit of shine and White color to the Raised edges of the panel. I added this purple panel to the card base, a few Jewels and this card was complete, Moving back to the Mint card, I used On Point glue to adhere the Happy Anniversary Sentiment and Shadow to the front panel, the Cantaloupe Memento Marker to the center of the Daisies and a Jewel for the tittle in the sentiment. Added this to the card base using Tear It Tape and this card was also complete.

Skill level: Beginner

Time: 30 minutes

 

Art Supplies

Imagine:

Memento Luxe Wedding Dress

• Imagine Craft Mat

• On Point Glue

• Memento Marker Dandelion

• Clear MBoss

• Imagine Tear It! Tape

• VersaFine Clair Nocturne

StazOn Stamp Cleaner

Other products:

• Gina K Designs Delightful Daisy Stamp set

• Altenew Daisy Bed Embossing Folder

• Kat Scrappiness Happy Anniversary Die with Shadow

• Kat Scrappiness Ornate Rainbow Jewels

• Accent Opaque 120lb Cardstock