Saturday, July 22, 2017

With You - Lori Whitlock Flower Card

Hello, Crafty Friends! Mitsyan Wright here, back again and now officially part of the New Lori Whitlock Creative Team! Woohoo!!

I have this wonderful Flower Card to share with you all using one of the flower files from Lori's Bird Tree Flower Bundle Set.

Full Tutorial and details can be found on the Lori Whitlock Blog.
This card is perfect to give to your significant other or your bestie. And makes a great 'feel good' or 'just because' type card, because you don't need a special holiday to let someone know you're thinking of them.
I really love the detailed layers on these flowers!!! These were so much fun to make! I'm sure these flowers will bring a smile to anyone's face!!

Hope you all enjoyed this tutorial and give these pretties a go!

HAVE FUN CREATING!
~Mitsyana Wright

Supplies Used
Bird Tree Flower Bundle (Lori Whitlock)
Sizzix eclips w/ ecal software
Cardstock- Brwon, White (Recollections)
Patterned Paper (Lawn Fawn)
Sentiment- Hummingbirds Stamp Set (Pink and Main)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Color Box Ink- Marigold, Orange, Moss green, brown (Clearsnap)
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink (Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko)
2Way Glue Pen (EK Sucess)
3/8" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

DIY Wall Art Coat Rack



Hello, Crafty Friends!!
I'm back again with Team Xyron today! And we have partnered up with Simple Stories to bring you amazing projects all week! 

Simple Stories is known for their awesome scrapbook paper in fun, whimsy, and sometimes just outright cool themes! But today, I won't be creating a layout or even a card (GASP!)

Nope, today I have a DIY for you all! 

Today, I" will show you how I created this Wall Art Coat Rack!


Supplies Used
Pallet Plaque (Plaid)
Summer Days Collection Kit (Simple Stories)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Coat Hooks w/ Screws
Eclips2 (Sizzix)
Ecal Software (Craft Edge)
Laptop
Twine
Red Buttons
Cream Cardstock
Nail File
Mixed Media Glue (Beacon)
Stapler (optional)
Felt (optional)


First, I gathered my supplies. 
I found this wood pallet plaque at my local Walmart in the craft department that I knew I wanted to use as the base of my wall mounted coat rack... AND... I had all this adorable paper from Simple Stories! 

It would be a terrible shame to tuck them away into a book. Staring at these papers and all the bright colors made me happy! And I wanted to share that happiness!

So, I decided to use the Lazy Days & the So Much Fun papers to cover the slats of my plaque. For this plaque. I cut 4 strips of paper to 3-7/8" x 11-7/8 " (3 strips from the Lazy Days, and 1 from the So Much Fun paper).

Then I ran my strips through my Xyron Creative Station using a permanent adhesive cartridge.


 Then, I peeled off the protective film and adhered them to the pallet slats... applying the striped paper (So Much Fun)  for the last slat.

 Once all the strips were attached, I used a nail file to lightly sand down the rough edges and smooth out the corners of the plaque.


In the striped slat, I even spaced coat hooks, I marked where to make screw holes with a pencil. I used a T-Ruler to ensure my lines were straight. Then I secured them into place with the included screws that came with the coat hooks. 

 I wanted Word Art to go above my coat rack. The problem is... I don't have big letter dies... So, I whipped out my Electronic Cutter (Eclips2), my laptop, and opened my ecal software. The Cutter and software enable me to cut basically any font that is loaded onto my computer.

I chose to use the Violina Font I bought a while back. I thought it gave a fun vibe that would go well with all the fun paper!!


I cut my phrase from Soak Up the Sun (red gingham) paper... But sometimes pattern paper on top of pattern paper gets a little too busy. 

Luckily this software also has the ability to create shadows... So, I cut a cream colored shadow layer behind it to make it pop.
Now, I needed to find a way to hang it. It had a little on the back but I turned my plaque sideways and made that piece practically useless. 

No problem at all!! I simply took some thick rustic twine and stapled it the back.

I didn't want my sign to ding and scratch up the walls, so I added 1"x 4" strips of felt to the back to protect the wall from being damaged. I used mixed media liquid glue to attach the felt in place.

Ten I created 2 twine bows and attached buttons to the centers, Then, mounted a twine bow on each upper corner.

Once the glue was dried, I was done!!

And here is my finished Wall Art Coat Rack!





I hope you enjoyed this DIY!!

Until next time...
HAPPY CRAFTING!
~Mitsy

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The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Flower Paneled Gatefold Card - Got Joy Creations Anniversary Blog Hop


Hello, Crafty Friends!!
Welcome to the blog anniversary and Youtube celebration for my good friend, Dana Joy, of Got Joy Creations! We have an incredible line-up planned filled with several amazingly talented and creative ladies. All projects shared during our blog hop are inspired by creations found on Dana's YouTube channel of which each lady put their own individual spin on.

The hop will run from June 30 - July 5.  

But wait, we have more...
Because what's a hop without prizes, right?!!

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All you have to do is visit each participating blog and leave a comment on their blog hop post!!
IT'S SO EASY!! See the full list of participating blogs down below.

Now let's get this party started!!
The inspiration for my project came from Dana's Standard Gatefold Card video...

This project was so super simple! Once the base of the gatefold card was made, embellishing was a breeze!

AND

Here 's my version of this project...

I just followed Dana's easy peasy instructions to make the gatefold base...

Using a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of card stock and a scoreboard, I made a crease at the 2-1/8"  and again 6-3/8" marks with a bone folder.

Folded the panel flaps inward and creased.

BAM, DONE!! 

I used paper from DCWV's Happy Day Stack for the card base and panels. I embellished my panel flaps with these cool flower panels from Stephanie Barnard's Half Card Panels Die set and "glitterfied" a chipboard panel underlay using my 3" sticker maker and ultrafine glitter.

I die cut a couple circles and mounted them on more chipboard. Then,
I used more paper from my Happy Day Stack to create the sentiment for the middle "closure". 


Close-up of the finished card...

Supplies Used
Chipboard
Stephanie Barnard's Half Card Panels Thinlits (Sizzix)
Stitched Circle Dies (Pink and Main)
 Light Green Ultra Fine Iridescent Glitter 

I really hope you liked my version of Dana's Gatefold Card! I had so much fun making it, especially because I got to play with glitter! This girl LOOOOVES GLITTER!! LOL

Thank you so much for dropping by

AAANNNDD...

Don't forget to visit the rest of our creative friends in the line-up and comment on all our blogs for a chance to win some awesome blog candy!!

Click on the links below!
Mitsyana Wright (YOU ARE HERE)

GOOD LUCK
&
Happy Hopping Everyone!!
~Mitsy

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This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Forest Spirits Treehouse Card


Hi, Crafty Friends!! I'm here today with the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team. 
This month we partnered up with the awesome people at Stampotique to bring you some amazing projects featuring products from both Stampotique and Eileen Hull Designs!

And today I have this enchanting Treehouse card complete with tiny little "Forest Spirits".

If you follow me regularly on Facebook, you'll occasionally see my posts about Hayao Miyazaki and all things Studio Ghibli. And when I saw the Line Up stamp set from Stampotique it immediately reminded me of the movie My Neighbor Totoro

Totoro is a cat-like "Forest Spirit" or "Keeper of the forest". A beloved and iconic character of the Japanese animated movie that has become synonymous with Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli.

And is my main inspiration behind today's project.

Supplies Used
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Line Up (Stampotique)
Cardstock- Kraft, Brown, White (DCWV)
140 lb. Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Ranger) 
Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Ranger)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
Paper Flowers
Water Brush
3D Dots
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Glue Pen 


First, I stamped my image ( cute line up of forest spirits) using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink onto 140lb mixed media paper.

Then colored them using Tim Holtz Distress Markers in (characters from left to right: Seedless-Preserves + Worn Lipstick, Hickory Smoke, Vintage Photo + Mowed Lawn, Stormy Sky +Worn Lipstick).

After my little cuties were colored, I cut each out by hand.


I wanted to do something a little different. So, I decided to stray away from the standard A2 sized greeting card. I chose to make my card a #10. Which is standard "Legal" size.  The great thing about making my card this size is that even though it is quite larger than the average crafter makes, it still only costs standard first class shipping price... one stamp!! How awesome is that, right?!!

So, I cut my card base to8"x 9" (4" x 9"- folded) and my card mat to 3-7/8" x 8-7/8".
I used Walnut Stain Distress ink to shade the edges of the mat, then used my Xyron Mega Runner to attach the mat to card base.

I used Eileen Hull Designs House/ Pocket Stitchlits to die cut paper from her Heartfelt 6"x12" Cardstock Pad and matching pieces in chipboard. Ran all the pieces through my 3" Sticker Maker and adhered them together. 

I shaded the edges of the rooftops using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Mowed Lawn, then lightly with Walnut Stain.

I added 2 sets of the rooftops to the front of my card, creating a 2-story looking treehouse.

All houses need windows and a front door, right... 
So, I die cut one square paneled window for the front of the door and one semi-circular window for above the door. I used the bright and cheery yellow patterned paper from Eileen's paper pad for the insides of all the windows. Look, it makes it look like someone turned on the lights inside!

Then for the second floor, I used 5 windows. I die cut and layered 2. 

And for the remaining three...

I cut out the panels of one to make a frame, adhered my little guy to the yellow background paper, attached the frame over him, then trimmed the excess. Then cut the other 2 windows so that they were just two stacked box panels. Then attached it to both sides of the previous window.

Now, the little forest spirit is at an open window with shutters!! Too cute!

I attached all my windows to the top level of the treehouse and added a chimney.


It's starting to really take shape now!

But what's a treehouse without tons of leaves?!!

This part may seem tedious but I found it quite relaxing... I made tons and tons of leaves... I think at least 25. And all die cut from plain kraft cardstock using Eileen Hull Designs - Leaves, Spring.

I shaded them first with Walnut Stain for the stems. Then blended on Mowed Lawn for the leaves. Don't worry about getting the colors shaded perfectly because they blend together perfectly and give a more "natural" look to the leaves.

Ok, I could have stopped there but wanted to add more detail to make them look even more realistic.

 I used my distress markers in Mowed Lawn. Forest Moss, and Vintage Photo for additional detail.

Then, I used an embossing stylus to add dimension to my leaves.
I used a Glossy Accents as a liquid glue to attach the leaves above the rooftops. I laid each stem down building up towards the peak. Wherever I had bald spots I filled with extra leaves I trimmed from any leftover stems.

I added foam adhesive to the backs of the remaining forest spirits and positioned them by the front door.

For a final touch, I added assorted paper flowers onto my covered rooftops.

And, here is my finished card...


I even added a couple more leaves (trimmed down) at the front door to look like little plants. 

Here are a close-ups...


You can really see all the details in the leaves. And look how adorable these little cuties are!!

I hope you enjoyed this adorable treehouse card!

For more crafty inspiration from our collaboration, please visit Eileen Hull Designs and Stampotique on Facebook and their other social medias!!

Until next time...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!
~Mitsy

***Disclaimer***
This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

This blog may contain affiliate links, making a purchase through these links helps fund this blog at no additional cost to you.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Little Artist Traveler's Journal

Hello, Friends!! I am so happy to be doing my first official post for little Birdie Crafts today!!
They have such gorgeous handmade flowers, papercraft embellishments, and so much more!

For my project today I chose to make a special gift for my oldest daughter. She is her mother's daughter and aspires to be an artist. She loves to create whenever possible so I decided to make her this personalized traveler's journal.

To see full tutorial and supply list, please check out the post on their blog here at...


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hey Handsome - Pink and Main & Xyron Blog Hop

Hey, Crafty Friends!
I have exciting news. 
Pink and Main and Xyron will be partnering up and holding a week-long blog hop!! 
 We still have tons more creative projects to show you using Pink and Main products along with Xyron adhesives!

Since this is a hop, you know we have to have a little blog hop candy.
Pink and Main and Xyron are each giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to Pink and Main and a Xyron Mega Runner. Additional details for the giveaway will be posted down below.


Today, I wanted to create a fun card for the cool little dude in your life because let's face it, looking good is hard work!


Supplies Used


Too Cool (Pink and Main)


Directional Border Dies (Pink and Main)


Take Flight (Pink and Main)
Take Flight 2 (Pink and Main)
Be Brave (Pink and Main)
Mega Runner (Xyron) 
140 lb Mixed Media Paper
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Ranger)
Waterbrush
Acrylic Block
Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)

To build my card, I used the largest rectangle from the Stitched Rounded Rectangle Dies set from the Chevron paper. I cut another rectangle from the stars paper and trimmed it to 1 1/2" portion. Then cut a 1/2" strip from the gray striped paper.

I layered the pieces together using my Xyron Mega Runner.
Then die cut 2 smaller rectangles and mounted them slightly off of one another.

I love these fun border Directional Border Dies that I thought looked great in the narrow strip. Cutting it out in that bold red paper really makes it pop against the gray.
I used the bear with the backpack image to stamp onto mixed media paper. I colored the little guy, then hand cut him out, and mounted onto the card front using foam adhesive.

Then finally, stamped my sentiment using black ink.


And here is my finished card...


What little guy wouldn't want a card as cool as this?

I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial!

Don't forget to enter to win the Pink and Main $25 Gift Certificate and a Mega Runner Prize Package! All you have to do is comment on any or all the featured posts on Xyron's page all week.

Happy Crafting Everyone 
&
Good Luck

***Disclaimer***
This blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with each manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

This blog may contain affiliate links, making a purchase through these links helps fund this blog at no additional cost to you.

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