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Using Clearsnap Ink on Metal Dies Tutorial!

My first Clearsnap® post is on the blog! I have a quick tutorial on how to use ink with Sizzix metal dies. This is fun, easy and gives a really cool look. It breathes new life into using the dies you have, and it’s a great way to use up scraps too!

Using Clearsnap Ink on Metal Dies by Beth Pingry

This technique is shown on Sizzix Thinlets dies, but works on all chemically etched dies such as Spellbinders and more!

Be sure to visit the Clearsnap Blog for my tutorial (and pin it too!) and then enter to win in the March Craftness Giveaway while you’re there!

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These are the supplies I used on the project:

Thanks for visiting!

Beth

Thanks So Much Card

Good Morning and Happy November! It’s almost time for the Christmas tree, but I have a few things happening before I can do that: Next weekend Nov 7-9, I’m in a HUGE blog hop, so please plan on coming back, I’ll remind you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. On the 9th have my last half marathon of the year, and boy will I be glad when that’s over (wish me luck)! Then I’m off to Arizona with my mom and sister for some girl time. Whew!

But first, today’s card! This is for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L design team. I have the tutorial, you can click over to see the whole process, it’s pretty easy! I think this design would lend itself well to a lot of genres, like wedding, anniversary, Christmas, New Year’s, just change the sentiment and colors as needed! You can even color the white photo corners to match your project.

Thanks So Much by Beth PingryThe embellishment is made with Creative Photo Corners, and yes, I used lace (a remnant from the craft store) and Adhesive Sheets.

Thanks for visiting, and be sure to come back next Friday!

Beth

Supply list:

  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: We Love Adhesive Kit, Silver Creative Photo Corners, Gold Creative Photo Corners, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable, Adhesive Sheets 4×6″, Dodz™ 3D, Dodz™ Medium
  • A Jillian Vance Design: Many Thanks stamp set
  • Black, White, Kraft cardstock, silver glitter, Black ink, Lace Fabric remnant, Button

Graduation Cap and Gown Card that Flips!

My son is graduating from high school this year, and I have graduation on the brain!

Today  on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Blog I posted a Graduation Cap and Gown Card with a cap that flips up revealing a gift card pocket. Here is the tutorial to make it!

Beth Pingry cap and gown graduation card

Start with a sheet of 8.5 x 11″ black cardstock. I prototyped it from white paper, and then wrote the dimensions – these are the fold and cut lines.

Essentially the body is 6.5 x 8.5″. Fold down the center to make a wide card with flaps on both sides. Set aside for now.

Take the cut off piece, which is about 4.5 x 8.5″. Trim to 4.25 x 8.5″, then mark the center with a pencil. Fold the outer corners into the center to make this design:

Then adhere the folds down to make the square. (Hang on, we’ll get to the tassel and brad part.)

Once these are folded in,you have the graduation cap. To make the tassel, cut a strip of paper about 3 x 2″, snip with scissors to make the fringe part. Add MyStik Permanent Strips across the top edge, place embroidery floss into the adhesive, roll tightly. Place a brad at the center of the graduation cap, wrap the floss around it and secure the brad prongs inside the cap so they are under the folds.

Next we have to secure the cap to the card. I used a strip of black cardstock to attach on the underside of the cap and the back side of the card. Then I closed and adhered the flaps on the back side of the card.


From the front side,  you can see the flip strip on the underside of the cap.

From here layer cardstock that coordinates with your school colors.

The center piece should be just wide enough to create a pocket that fits a standard sized gift card. Place 3D Foam Squares around the outside edges of paper to create a pocket. (I placed the gift card on the cardstock and worked around it to make sure it would fit.)

I added a die cut and stamped Congratulations on it. I left room for a personal note or signature from the giver.

The front looked a little bland, so I added the stole to the front, so it looked more like a real gown.

The last (optional) thing is to add a short strip of cardstock inside, to keep the card from collapsing – it will be front-heavy.

Beth Pingry cap and gown graduation card

These are my supplies:

Thanks for stopping by today!

A Paper Basket for Easter

Or any other event, actually!  You pick the paper and accents!

Today is my day on the Crafty Power Blog, and I whipped up this little paper basket featuring Crafty Power Tape!

Make one, or make a several for parties!

You can even use them as place settings!

They’re easy enough for kids to do, and you get to use up some paper from the stash (so you can buy more, right?)

See the tutorial on the Crafty Power Blog at SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ website!

These are the supplies I used:
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L: Crafty Power Tape and 3D Foam Squares
Spellbinders Paper Arts: Grand Calibur™ machine, LF-127 Grand Scalloped Squares, S4-314 Lacey Ovals, S4-110 Classic Ovals LG Nestabilities®
My Mind’s Eye: Mary Mary: “Beautiful” Gorgeous and So Cute, “Best of Friends” Play and Share Papers
Colorbox: Clearsnap Fluid Chalk Ink– Lime Pastel
Copic® Markers: Airbrush System and R20 Blush Sketch Marker, atyou Spica Olive glitter pen
WorldWin® Papers: ColorMates Dark Fairy Tale Pink Cardstock

Jelly Beans for breakfast?  I think so!

Beth

Flourishes Birthday Card Tutorial

I promised the instructions on the card I made for the Flourishes Birthday Blog Hop yesterday. Thank you Flourishes for the invitation to be a part of your blog hop!

I would have added the instructions to that post, but a combination of computer problems, some not so great photos, dentist appointments and a rugby parent meeting cut my time short, oh and that thing called work, which involves the not so productive computer.

Lets go going!  I mentioned my supply list,  Worldwin Paper, Clearsnap ink and Bits of Bling, SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ 3D Foam Squares and MyStik™ and a bit of twine!  I used Spellbinders™  LF-168 Grand Large LabelsS4-324 Ribbon Banners and S5-028 Nested Pennants.

I started with a Shaped Card base, made by folding 12×12″ cardstock in  half, aligning the fold line just below the cut edge of Grand Large Labels #5 (#1 is the smallest in the set).  I cut the shaped card base.

Next I taped the Grand Large Labels #4 to the card base, nesting it inside of the #5 die template.  I embossed this in the Grand Calibur™, and that’s how I achieved the second embossed line around the edges.

I cut/embossed with the #3 die template with white and lighter purple paper for the front and side of the card.  On the light purple front I stamped with one of the border stamps.

On the white-inside I stamped with one of the sentiments and floral images.

For the banner on the front, I stamped the plaid images and cut/embossed with the ribbon piece from Nested Pennants.  For the Ribbon Banners, I curved the stamp to match the curve of the die cut.

I used 3D Foam Squares to mount the Ribbon Banner to the front of the card.  I also used them to attach the twine to the Pennant, and then to the card, so they had a dimensional look.  I added some bling and it’s done!

And the finished card again,

Thank you again for stopping by!  Next week I’m in the Spellbinders Bunny Hop,

 I’ll post that schedule next!

Beth