Saturday, October 21, 2017

Clean and "Almost" Simple Spirited Card Set by Pam Bray

Happy Saturday Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Fans!!! Pam here today sharing my Clean and "Simple" Spirited Card Set using some amazing GSLaser Cuts Chippies!!!

To begin by first painting the back of the four pieces of the Stackable Labels Shape Set with Carbon Black paint.

Emboss background paper; adhere to card base with pattern strip of paper to the bottom of the card base. Adhere a strip of "diamonds that has been cut from the Diamond Texture Sheet; adhere to top of card.

Adhere prepared labels to front of prepared card bases.

Spatter front of cards with paint; dry.

Place SRM Halloween Stickers to front of the matching labels from the Stackable Labels Shape Set.

Adhere prepared labels to front of cards.

Adhere Flourish Miniatures to bottom of card.

Make and adhere bows and flowers to place  on front of cards.

I hope you have enjoyed my Clean and "Almost" Simple Spirited Halloween Card set! So grab yourself  some of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Chippies  to create yourself or someone else a fun set of Halloween Cards. Hugs Pam

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Other Supplies
Authentique Spirited Card Making Stack
SRM Halloween Stickers
Sizzix Basket Weave Embossing Folder
MayArts Ribbon
DecoArt Media Paint: Carbon Black and Titan Buff
Tiny Attacher
Prima Marketing Flowers
Xyron Adhesive
Xyron Tape Runner
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Friday, October 20, 2017

Sugar and Spice Phone Holder

Hi everyone!! Jennalee here today with a baking themed phone holder. Fall always brings the urge to bake. I find most of my recipes while scrolling thru Pinterest. So when it comes time to bake I usually just pull the recipe up on my phone which makes this phone holder the perfect kitchen accessory for me.

I come from a family that loves to bake so I dug into my box of old family recipes. Don't worry I made photocopies of the originals.

I started by painting all of the pieces front and back with Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint. I did two layers on the bottom side of the base. 

I made copies of all of the recipes I was considering using. Some of the recipes were lighter than I wanted. I added a little touch of vintage using instant coffee in a spray bottle. To help blend the edges of each card on the project I added a bit of Distress ink to the edges of each card. 

Once I figured out the placement of my recipe cards I adhered them to the phone holder using Distress Collage Medium and a palette knife. Make sure when adhering your paper to not cover the tabs. Once the Collage Medium dried I went back in with an exacto knife and cut out the notch holes on the base piece. 

I found a wooden die cut in my stash that says "sugar" I painted it in Abandoned Coral Distress Paint and adhered it to the phone holder. I left the edges the natural color of the piece. 

I added a strip of vintage Savers Coupons on the base. Using my finger and the same Cracked Pistachio paint from before I added some paint to edges of the piece and where seams of the cards met.  Before assembling the phone holder I used a brush and applied a layer of Distress Collage Medium to all of the surfaces to help protect the piece.

I used Beacon 3 in 1 adhesive to attach my pieces. 

I hope you enjoyed this project and that it inspires you to bake something yummy today!! I know I'm in the mood to get baking. Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Creating ~ Jennalee

Thursday, October 19, 2017

An oxymoron Halloween mini . . .

Hi Everyone. I'm here to share a little mini . . . and that's where the oxymoron comes in.

This is a Frank Garcia designed mini that measures 4.5" x 4.5". It's pre-bound with a very sturdy 2" spine. It's completely made of chipboard, including the pages, so you can really load it up without worrying about anything bending.

Because this is a *little-mini*, I used a 6x6 paper pad to decorate along with some of my favorite Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Halloween/Fall pieces.

After papering the binding, I used a cornstalk from the Fall Shape Set. This set has some great pieces for anything you're working on having to do with the Autumn season including apple picking, pumpkin patches, leaf piles, candy apples and more.

When inking chipboard pieces, I try to ink light in the center and choose a darker color on the edges, adding a bit of contrast. For this piece I used Vintage Photo in the center and brought in some Espresso on the edges of the chip.

On the inside cover, I colored and placed 2 leaves as pockets. The leaves are from the Fall Banner Kit.

Not-so-ordinary pockets were added to the next two pages. The left side uses a swirl from the Flourishes 2 Set. It was inked and then covered with Sparkle & Sprinkle embossing powder. The right page uses a border and corners from the Wrought Iron Set. Simply dab the chipboard with Distress Stain.

What Halloween book is complete without a witch and a tree. This witch comes from the Spooky Shape Set and dabbed with Distress Stain.  I used a Branch for the tree and embossed it with Sparkle & Sprinkle embossing powder.

A couple of belly bands were created with the help of a Scarecrow and a blackbird.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts has a super cute border of kids holding hands, all dressed in Halloween costumes.  I took that border and made individual kits to use on various pages in the book. All are embossed with sparkly black embossing powder.

And just because it's my favorite season of the year, here's another decoration with a leaf from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

Thanks for sticking with me through this rather large little mini.  (wink, wink)

See you in a couple of weeks with another Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts project.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bewitching Halloween Card by Sandy Trefger

Hello everyone! Sandy here today with my latest project. It will soon be Halloween and it's time to create some cards for the holiday if you haven't already.  Granted not everyone celebrates Halloween but for those of you who do, you might want to create a fun 6x6 Center Step Card and decorate it with some Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Halloween chippies.

I will be giving you some quick instructions on how to make the center step card but if if seems confusing you can google or search YouTube for some great how-to videos. That's what I did and adjusted the measurements  to the size I wanted.

Let's get started...

Cut black cardstock to one piece 6" x 12".

Place the cardstock piece into your trimmer and line up the 6" side at the 1" mark.  Put the blade at 1" and cut from 1" to the 7" mark.  Flip the piece over and repeat the same for the other side.  You will have a "slit" on both sides of the cardstock with a 1" space on both sides.

Use your scoreboard to create the folds for the card.  Place the 1" section to the left side of your scoreboard and score at 1" to the cut line, at 2" to the cut line and at 7" to the cut line.Your cut lines should run horizontal on the scoreboard as shown below.

Fold up to create the center step card as shown.  Note: you do not score a line for the top fold but let the card fold naturally at the top and then crease and burnish with your bone folder.

Measure and cut patterned paper to cover the different sections of your card.  You will also want to pattern the back side of the card as well as on the inside.

To create a pocket on the front of your card, cut and mat a paper element and attach it to the card with glue along the bottom edge and the sides.  Leave the top open for a tag.

Add patterned paper to the tag and tie on various colors and designs of ribbon.  Insert the tag into the pocket of your card.

Finish your card by decorating with Halloween chippies from the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts store (see supply list and instructions below on how I finished mine for this card.) Below are the chippies after I punched them out and have them ready to be finished.

To finish your chipboard elements, ink one side with Black Soot Distress ink using a foam applicator.

Use an embossing dabber to add embossing ink to the entire inked surface of each chipboard piece.  Sprinkle on Glitter Embossing Powder.  I use black for my pieces.  Emboss each piece with a heat gun.  Use tweezers to help you hold the small pieces while embossing as it gets really hot!

Glue the elements to the front of your card as desired and also add one to the inside where you have added a mat for your message.  Add a sentiment by either stamping or cut from your papers.

Supply List:

Step cards are so much fun to make and look fabulous when you add chippy embellishments.  This card can also be used as a decoration on the mantel or table.

I hope I've inspired you to create a step card using Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Chipboard elements. I'll be back here on the blog on November 15th for my next project.  Please check out my blog/website for more of my crafty creations at:

Happy Crafting!