Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Kat Scrappiness Christmas in July Challenge


Kat Scrappiness is having a Christmas in July Sale and a Christmas in July Challenge. It's a Pick 3 challenge. Head over to the Kat Scrappiness blog for details.

This is my take on the challenge. I think I ended up with more than 3 picks. I used the Christmas Wreath die. I cut it out twice to make a fuller wreath. I then used the snow flurries stencil and the 3d Snow Gel Medium to add a snowy effect to my wreath. 

I then used the Festive Christmas Arrangement dies and the two shades of the Gold Faux Glitter paper pad to create my bow for the wreath, I used a scrap of one of the red faux glitter paper to cut my berries.

I added some gold pearls to finish my card.  Be sure to check out the Kat Scrappiness Christmas in July Sale going on this month.

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Friday, July 5, 2024

BYSH Cardmakers Sketch #47 Challenge


A new challenge has started at BYSH Cardmakers using a new sketch, sketch #47. Let's take a look at the sketch.

Here is another look at my first Inspiration Project.

My card is a standard A2 card. My pattern paper is from Carta Bella. I matted my main layer with some Kraft colored cardstock from the pattern paper pad. I also used some deep red pattern paper to mat the plaid paper layer and both colored pattern paper for the square layer.

For my focal point I cut a poinsettia out of white cardstock. I added some light yellow Copic markers to the center of my flower. I colored the actual center of my flower with some more golden markers.

I adhered my Poinsettia to the center of my panel then added some gold confetti around my flower. I white heat embossed my sentiment to a scrap of the red cardstock.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you will head over to the BYSH Cardmakers blog to check out the other Design Team inspiration and link up your project on our Facebook page.

Friday, June 28, 2024

Kat Scrappiness Quokka Time


I'm participating over on Instagram, with some of the other Kat Scrappiness Influencers who have made projects featuring the adorable Quokkas from Kat Scrappiness. 

My project today uses the cute Quokka from the Quokka Flowers Stamp Set and the Coordinating Dies. I colored my Quokka with some warm gray Copic markers.

For my background I used the A2 Stitched Strips Dies. I used the 3 largest sizes of the dies. I die cut a rainbow of colors and adhered them directly to my card base in rainbow order. I then stamped my sentiment with black ink. The sentiment is from the Quokka Flowers Stamp set. To finish my card, I added some AB Glass Baubles.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will head over to Instagram and check out the other projects.





Just a heads up, Kat Scrappiness is having a Christmas in July Sale the entire month of July, starting July 1st.

Friday, June 21, 2024

BYSH Cardmakers Sketch #46 Challenge


It's time for another inspiration project for our BYSH Cardmakers Sketch #46 Challenge. This is my second inspiration project. It also features our monthly sponsor Lawn Fawn papers and dies.

My card is a standard A2 card base. I white heat embossed my sentiment on green cardstock. To finish my card, I added some green confetti.

There is still a few days to enter our current challenge. Please visit the BYSH Cardmakers blog and checkout the rest of the design team's inspiration projects and enter your project in our Facebook group.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Artesprix Guest Designer - 4th of July Magnets


Hello everyone, my name is Deanna Mulder and I am Guest Designing for Artesprix.  I’m excited to be playing with Artesprix Markers and Magnets today. There are so many possibilities with these Magnets and are a great beginner project. With the 4th of July holiday coming up I thought it would be fun to make some Magnets to display my grandkids artwork on the fridge door.


 What is Artesprix Iron-on Ink?

Artesprix has inks, paints, markers and blanks that are specially formulated to give anyone the opportunity to do sublimation projects without any special printers or equipment. With some regular copy paper and Artesprix products you can create your designs then apply it to your sublimation blank with heat, even a home iron.


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Magnets 4Ct

Sublimation Markers-Basic Chisel

Sublimation Markers-Pastel Chisel

Sublimation Markers-Bold Chisel

Protective Paper

Heat Tape

Copy Paper

Cricut Joy Xtra



Step-by-Step Tutorial:


Step 1: Trace the outline of the Magnets with a pencil.



Step 2: Draw, stamp and color your design inside your traced image. For my project I used Cricut Design Space to create my Images. I used a shape that matched the magnets and turned it into a guide. I duplicated it 4 times to help me size my images. I changed my images to draw. I then changed my guides back to a basic cut and made them white. I then attached my drawing images to the hexagon shape so my Cricut would draw and cut my images. 



Step 3: Load your paper onto the mat and load the mat into the machine.  Replace the cutting blade with the pen. The software will tell you when to change pen colors based on the colors of the pen you chose for each part of your drawing.



Pro Tip 1: When loading the pen push it in until you can just see the tip of the pen. If you go farther than that, the marker won’t lift off the page and will leave lines wherever it goes. I would suggest a test run before starting your project.

Pro Tip 2: Be sure to mirror your design. This is especially important if your image contains text.



Step 4: When the machine is finished drawing and cutting, unload your mat. Remove the images from your mat.



Step 5: Color your images if you choose to do so. I think I was a little heavy handed when coloring my images.



Step 6: Once your images are colored it’s time to tape the images to the Magnets. I used two pieces of Heat Tape for each Magnet. I taped my design to the white side of the Magnet.



Step 7: Now it’s time to build your Sublimation Sandwich. Place a layer of your protective paper under the design. I was pressing all four magnets at once, so I cut a piece of protective paper large enough to fit all four Magnets. I had the Magnets white side up then added another layer of protective paper.



Step 8: Now it's time to sublimate the Magnets. I used my heat press to do my Magnets. I pressed them at 400 for 75 seconds. When they are done remember they will be very hot. I used some heat protective gloves to take a peek.


 Step 9 When the Magnets are cool enough it’s time for the big reveal. I love how these 4th of July Magnets turned out.



Don’t these Magnets look great holding my grandkids artwork. I can think of so many ideas with these Magnets and the Markers. I had so much fun making them. This is a great beginner project. It would be fun to have your kids draw or color a small picture. Sublimate it and add it to a little gift bag of goodies for a teacher thank you gift.


There are lots more Artesprix products and blanks to explore. For more inspiration join the Artesprix Iron-on-Ink Inspirational Facebook Group.Also, be sure to stop by the Artesprix Blog for inspiration and how-to’s.


Thanks for stopping by. Can’t wait to see what you make.



Deanna Mulder

Guest Designer

Saturday, June 15, 2024

The Creative Crafters Challenge #77 June 2024


It's time for a new challenge over at The Creative Crafters. I just received the Hula Hippos stamp and die set so of course had to stamp and color it up. The little hippos doing the hula in this stamp set can't help but put a smile on your face.

I used some orange pattern paper from Echo Park as it reminded me of a sunset. I used some pattern paper from Lawn Fawn to cut my water and sand with my Cricut Joy Xtra. 

Everything is adhered flat to my card except the pineapple drink which I popped up with a foam square.

My sentiment is from the same stamp set and I white heat embossed it. 

I hope you head over to The Creative Crafters to check out the other Design Team projects then link up your project.

Friday, June 7, 2024

BYSH Cardmakers Sketch #46 Challenge


A new challenge has started over at BYSH Cardmakers. We are using Sketch #46. Here's a peek at the sketch.

Our challenge sponsor this month is Lawn Fawn. 

For my project I used some pattern paper scraps from a Lawn Fawn paper pad. I used the XXX stamp set to stamp my image which I colored with some Zig Watercolor markers on some Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I then stamped my speech bubbles and stamped my sentiments in green and red ink. I cut the image panel into a rectangle to adhere it to my card. I added some white gel pen highlights.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you will pop over to the BYSH Cardmakers and check out the rest of the design team inspiration then head over to our Facebook group and share your project.