STM Owner, Lynette Daniel is featured today on Art Glitter's Design Team Blog! Click Here to see Lynette's Shabby Chic Scrapbook Layout! The month of June Art Glitter is partnering with Authentique Papers. The papers are so pretty and the addition of Art Glitter Makes them POP! Use the code AQ20 on your order at www.artglitter.com to save 20% on your order of $25 or more! Happy Shopping and hope you enjoy the month of Art Glitter with Authentique!
Today you've got to see how Lynette Daniel, STM Owner, takes a "Plain Jane" memory album to WOW! Here is Sneak peek of the gorgeous detail- but to see the whole project and how to make it~ log onto Art Glitter's Blog now! http://artglitterblog.blogspot.com/
STM Owner, Lynette Daniel received a letter April 1st welcoming her to the national design team and Barbara Trombley's world of glitter! Lynette has been featured in the past by Art Glitter in their Craft & Hobby Show Trade Booths and Online Galleries, but has not worked with them on a full time basis til now. Each month Lynette will create new unique projects for Art Glitter and they will be featured on Art Glitter's Website, Blog, and in trade publications. Scrap That Moment will feature an Art Glitter class April 13th at 10am. For class description visit STM's Facebook Page or call the store at (815) 875-1207. Space is limited.
At Scrap That Moment, we love the Place in Time calendar cut-apart sheets from Graphic 45! This double-sided patterned paper is perfect not only for calendar and layout designs, but for making beautiful cards, too.
STM Senior Designer Barb Prendergast found that with a little planning and careful cutting, she could use BOTH sides of one sheet of patterned paper for her lovely Bonne Fete card, which appears on today's Scrap That Moment Facebook Page.
She started with the March Place In Time Cut-Apart:
First, she carefully chose the motifs she wanted to use for her card. She used the post card; the square with the birds and nest; the postage stamps; the green pansy strip; and a part of the Bonne Fete border. She cut out ONLY those pieces, then saved the rest of the sheet.
Next, she turned over the paper and cut two strips -- one of the beige and lavender floral, and a wider one of the lavender check. She inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger Industries, then adhered to a 5 x 6 1/2 inch white cardstock card base:
Then she went to work on the rest of the elements. She used the Tim Holtz by Tonic Edge Distresser on the edges of her smaller pieces, then inked with distress ink. (Note: the little sponge finger daubers sold at STM are perfect for getting a soft aged effect!)
Next, she used her Martha Stewart by EK Success border punch on the edge of the Groovy Grape cardstock, then adhered the postage stamp strip. She used the Groovy Grape to back the bird motif also. She cut a Bonne Fete from the purple strip and backed it with green Kaisercraft cardstock; she also adhered the postcard to green cardstock.
To put the card together, Barb first adhered the pansy trip vertically down the side of the card. She adhered the postage stamp strip horizontally to the card, over the pansy strip:
Next, she adhered the post card image to the front of the card, overlapping both the pansy and postage stamp strips.
She punched a hole with a 1/8 inch hole punch (the kind you use for school projects or in an office), and tied ribbon through the hole. She used Ranger Industries' Pop It! foam circles on the back of the bird motif to attach it to the post card. Barb loves adding some dimension to her projects, and the Pop It shapes are so easy to use!
Last, she attached the Bonne Fete strip. Now for the fun part -- decorating! Barb used her punch to punch a small circle, then attached with a piece of a Pop It foam circle and covered with Glossy Accents to make a quick "button". She used Liquid Pearls and Stickles to accent parts of the patterned paper designs. And here is her finished card:
You can find everything you need to make Barb's card (or to design your own project!) at Scrap That Moment. We're open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Friday evenings. Be sure to join us for our Friday night crop from 6 p.m. to midnight (reservations required) and for the Saturday morning 10 a.m. classes (again, reservations needed so we can be sure to have enough available materials).
STM Senior Designer Barb Prendergast is getting in the spring mode with this cute card. She used the Maggie Holmes collection by Crate Paper in the 6 x 6 pad ($5.99) along with Worldwin cardstock (.59 a sheet) and finished with Creative Imaginations sheer ribbon (.39 a yard). She cut her latticed border with a Martha Stewart by EK Success punch.
Have you ever wondered how Barb gets those buttons that match her projects? She makes them from the scraps from her project! Here's how:
FAUX BUTTON TECHNIQUE
1. Gather your materials:
patterned paper scrap
colored cardstock scrap (I used Worldwin Cascada because it's sturdy)
additional cardstock scraps (these won't show, so any color will do)
Creative Imaginations sheer ribbon or May Arts sheer natural burlap twine
Martha Stewart by EK Success circle punch and scalloped circle punch
Paper piercer, sharp skewer or large darning needle
Distress Ink by Ranger Industries or ColorBox Cat's Eye Pigment Brush Pad (optional)
2. Punch a circle from your patterned paper, and a scalloped circle from colored cardstock. Punch one to three circles from cardstock (these will be used for extra thickness and will not show on your finished button, so any color will do). Ink the outside edge of your button if you wish.
3. With the gluestick, adhere the patterned paper circle to top of colored cardstock scalloped circle.
4. Using the paper piercer, needle or skewer, punch two button holes, making sure to go through both layers. You may need to push the piercer through the holes (push down, then come back up through hole) to make them large enough for your twine or ribbon. Make sure button holes are about 3/8 inch apart and centered on your button, so the holes don't rip through when you add the ribbon.
5. Thread the ribbon through the button holes and tie in bow or knot at the top. Last of all, glue one or more of your remaining cardstock circles onto the back. One will give you a smooth back, which makes adhering to your project easier. Additional circles will add extra dimension to your button so it will really "stand out" on your finished project.
She added one faux button, backed with three thin cardstock circles, to this past project:
She added two buttons, each backed with only one additional cardstock circle for easier mailing, to this little card:
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial for quick and EASY accents using your scraps! Visit Scrap That Moment today for more fun ideas and inspiration from the STM designers.