Monday, September 12, 2016

School Time Apple Card Nugget Treat SVG Cut File Box

Hello crafty friends,
I know it’s been a while, but I really have been crafting. Just not as often. Today I wanted to share a project I recently made for the Pazzles Craft Room. This month I was tasked with making a project with a school theme. I decided to make this super cute and fun treat card for my grandson for his first day of 4th grade! I used the Apple Nugget Box Card file I created exclusively for the Craft Room Library.

I started with some Kraft cardstock for the base. I then turned to the DCWV - Die Cuts With A View Edumacation Stack for the patterned papers. I also used some red cardstock for the outer apple shapes.


The inside has a plain white shape so that I can write a note to our “little man” wishing him a great and successful year.

When creating the box, I also used the extra back base cut and the little stabilizer tab for the back included in the file. I cut those in kraft. Because of the shape of the apple, it would be easy to bend it the wrong way and cause it not to stay erect. Adding the stabilizer and extra back firmed it up perfectly.

I then turned to my pen tool and “wrote” the ‘Enjoy your first day’ sentiment with one of my Sakura stardust gel pens. I inked the stem with some cocoa ink and the leaves with some green ink. This gave those pieces a little more pizzazz. I also used my white gel pen to add the faux stitches around the red outside mat.  Lastly, I added a ribbon bow and a button with some twine for a little something extra.

Here is one final look at my completed project. As you can see, it fits four little nuggets perfectly in the box.  This would make the perfect teacher's card and or for classmates. Be sure to head over to the Pazzles Craft Room and check out some of the other exclusive files I have created.  Here are just a few of the newest and cutest files.
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Plus you will love checking out what the other Design Team Members have created!!! Until the next time, happy crafting!


Supplies Used:
Foam Tape
Misc. Button

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Pazzles, Craftwell Ebrush Mixed Media Wall Hanging

Hello crafty  friends,
It has been a while since I have posted and wanted to get back into the swing. Today I am sharing my first ever “mixed media” project.  I created this wall hanging with my Pazzles and with my #Craftwell #Ebrush Air Brush.
Here’s a look at the finished piece. I started by using a plain 12 x 12 Canvas I picked up from Hobby Lobby.
Next, I got some  Pazzles Stencil Material.  It is a much lighter weight than the typical stencil sheets you get at the craft and hobby stores. That means you can get a lot more creative with the type of cuts. I created the brick wall and door design with my Pazzles Software. Once I was happy with the look, I cut it out of the stencil material. It cut like BUTTER!!! I used a semi-used mat and it had no trouble sticking down while it cut all the “bricks” out.
Here’s what the stencil looked like once it was cut out. I left the door piece in it’s place for the moment only because I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. But ultimately I took it out of it’s place.
Once I was done cutting the material, I turned to the internet and made some homemade gesso. I found a tutorial online. I used the baking soda, paint and glue version.

Once I mixed that up, I simply laid my stencil down on my canvas and spread the gesso all over. I really didn’t need any adhesive to hold the stencil down as I just carefully went over it with the gesso. I then took an old credit card and smoothed out the gesso. I let it sit and dry…mostly.

Before it was completely dried, I took a Fiskars embossing plate (the wood grain one) I had and smacked it down on the door. It didn’t come up as clean as I wanted it to, but it did give the door plenty of texture. I just took a toothpick to add a few extra lines. I wanted to give it a slight wood look.
Once the gesso was dried ( took only about a half hour to 45 minutes, I went and ate some lunch so not exactly too sure…lol) I took a sponge and began dabbing paint on it. I wanted to give the bricks some dimension and shading with the two colors.
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Here’s what it looked like with the lighter gold on it.

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Here’s what it looked like when I applied the darker gold. I just went around the edges.
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Once I was done doing all the painting, I lifted up the stencil and….magic!!!! I was really happy with how it turned out.

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Here’s what it looked like once I lifted off the stencil. I love how the white of the canvas showed through and makes it look like the mortar of for the bricks.

Next I cut out several flower shaped from my pazzles. I staggered the layers and glued them together.  Once the glue was dried I used a spritzer and spritzed a little water on them. I then went about curling and lifting the petals to give them dimension and shape.
Here’s a photo that shows how flat they were and then how they looked once I shaped them.
For the next part, I used my Craftwell EBrush and some of my Copic Markers to spray them and give them some dimension and color.
Here’s a closer look at some of the various flowers with the different airbrushing accents on them. I also airbrushed some color onto the leaves.
Lastly, I added the photo corner which was cut in Kraft paper and then painted with the same gold paint. And a little antique button I had in my stash for a door knob. Overall I am super excited with my first (of many) mixed media piece!
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Love that my Pazzles was the back bone of the project. It allowed me to create my stencil, create my flowers and photo corner. If you want to venture into stencils, I STRONGLY recommend trying the stencil material from Pazzles. It cut so nicely!
Supplies Used
Craftwell E-Brush Air Brush
Homemade Gesso (Baking Soda, Glue, White Paint)
Various Copic Markers
Pure Gold and Antique Gold Acrylic Paint

Don't forget to head over and check out the Pazzles Craft Room. They have so many wonderful projects to get your creative juices flowing. I love that the projects they showcase are for ALL skill levels of crafters and not just the "over the top" projects. Plus, if you have a craft cutter, you may want to join the craft room. All their files are in SVG as well as WPC format! A whole new world of possibilities!

Until the next time,

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