Follow the Flamingos!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Did you know that OMC is sponsoring another blog? Well we are!

Introducing...


One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity!



 

Karel, the blog creator, is hosting her Big 55th Birthday Bash starting February 1st (that's tomorrow!), and Oh My Crafts is giving away her first prize! Check out her blog for more info on the contest rules and other information.



This will be a MONTH LONG celebration, so make sure you check back on Karel's blog for more chances to win great prizes!




 


Happy blogging!

Bunches and Bundles and Boxes of Love!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Look what's new from the design room: Valentines Pillow Boxes by OMC designer Lindsey!



SUPPLY LIST:

 
Sizzix : Bigz Die - Box, Pillow

BoBunny : Crush Paper Pack
Slice : Design Card - MS+ Vintage Findings

Cuttlebug : 2" x 6" Bundle Die - Hearts & Stamps

Bazzill : Cardstock
Rick Rack - White
Scrapbook Adhesives : 3L Foam Squares

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Red Pillow Box


1. Cut a pillow box out of a red piece of Crush paper, fold, and glue together as instructed. 
2. Cut a 1" band out of grey paper long enough to wrap around the pillow box.  Glue the ends together and slip on the box.  
3. Cut out the Cuttlebug scalloped heart along with the accent layer. Glue the bottom heart layer to the grey band. Attach a foam square to the bottom of the scalloped heart and attach to the grey band. Make sure the heart is centered on the bottom heart layer.


 
Black
Pillow Box

1. Cut a pillow box out of a black piece of Crush paper, fold, and glue together as instructed. 
2. Cut out an accent tag using the Vintage Findings design card. Cut one more layer, slightly bigger for the background. Glue together, and then glue to the top of the pillow box.
3. Cut out one Cuttlebug heart out of white glitter cardstock. Attach it to the center of the accent tag.
4. Run white rick rack through the holes in the accent tag, wrap around the box, and tie in the front on the left side of the heart.





If you have any further questions about these lovely pillow boxes you can contact Lindsey directly at lindsfill@gmail.com with the name of the project as your subject line.


Happy crafting!

Weekend Craft: Flourish Vinyl Frame

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Make this designer frame in no time at all!



Ever notice how designer frames cost so much? You say to yourself, “I could do that," but you never do. Procrastinate no more, because you can make one of these frames with almost no effort at all! Use a ready-made frame (ours came from Rod Works) or one that you paint yourself, and you’ll have a designer frame in no time.


SUPPLY LIST:


Die Cutting Machine: Any Cricut Machine
Oh My Crafts Vinyl: Color of your choice and transfer tape
Cricut Cartridges: Cindy Loo and Home D├ęcor


 

FLOURISHES:

1. Cut 2 flourishes as seen in cutting found in the photo gallery of this article.
2. With a craft knife, lightly cut a box around the flourish and then weed out the excess vinyl, leaving the design in the center. Remember to pick out the centers of the flourish.
3. Trim a piece of transfer tape the size of each flourish. Remove liner and place adhesive down on top of one flourish and burnish firmly. Carefully lift up tape and peel back from liner. The vinyl should be attached to the transfer tape. Next, position on frame, making certain that the design is straight and burnish is in place.
4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for second flourish.
5. Cut fleur-de-lis according to chart.
6. Repeat steps 1 and 2.

CUTTING CHART: 





Happy crafting!

Have you Seen My Critter?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Introducing the latest project from our OMC vinyl expert, Tony!  

The Critter Keeper!  This little pail is perfect for holding all the little toys and critters your children love to collect.  What a fun to-do project for you and your kids!
SUPPLY LIST:

Vinyl cutting machine: Cricut, Eclips, Silhouette, Slice etc.
Cricut Cartridges: Create a Critter, Alphalicious
Vinyl: See individual lists below
Tools: dental pick, craft knife, scissors, squeegee to burnish with and corner rounder
Small Pail with Handle

Note: OMC has over 40 colors of vinyl plus transfer tape which helps position you vinyl where you want it to be on the project you are doing! 
Cartridges: Create a Critter, Alphalicious
Lettering: Ebony
Sun: Lemon Drop, Tiger Orange, Ebony
Rainbow: Bubblegum, Hot Pink, Gold Flake, Ice Blue
Bee: Lemon Drop, Ebony, Silver Glitter
 
Cartridges: Create a Critter
Bettle: Lemon Drop, Ebony, Tiger Orange
Snail: Ice Blue, Lucky Green, Ebony, Grape
Ladybug: Cherry Red, Ebony, Bubblegum

 
If you have any questions about this project you can contact Tony directly at tony@ohmycrafts.com - make sure you have the project name in the title. You can also check out our Top Tips for Working with OMC Vinyl post by clicking HERE!


Happy vinyling!

Be My Valentine

Monday, January 24, 2011

Have a boring tag laying around your craft room? Are you lost for how to decorate and make it fabulous?


 
Then take a look at this Antique Tim Holtz Valentines Tag by OMC designer Lindsey!






SUPPLY LIST: 

 
Inkssential Surfaces : Manila Craft Tags #8

Ranger Ink : Jenni Bowlin Acrylic Paint Dabbers
Tim Holtz : Stamps
Tsukineko : Versamark Dazzle Refill
American Crafts : Zing Embossing Powder - Copper Glitter, Chesnutt, Red Glitter
Making Memories: Paper Reverie Baubles
- Noir
Tulle - Brown
Zutter : Distrezz It All

Tim Holtz : Baubles


INSTRUCTIONS

Ink it, stamp it, distress it, cover it with embellishments!  It's hard to go wrong with some many possibilities at hand. Don't be afraid to try new things. Use ribbon and glitter, baubles and tulle.  Most importantly, make it your own!

If you have any questions about this project or any of Lindsey's projects, you can contact her at lindsfill@gmail.com with the project name as your subject title.  



Happy crafting!


Lovely Layouts

Friday, January 21, 2011

Need a fun weekend project? Here are two adorable Valentines layouts made from the new Love Birds Collection from Fancy Pants!

Love Birds Tree Layout

 
SUPPLY LIST:

Fancy Pants : Love Birds Paper Pack  
Rangers Ink : Stickles - Christmas Red
Basic Grey : Buttons
Prima Flowers : The Roosevelt – Delano
 
Making Memories : Ribbon
Copic Markers : Dark Brown
Bazzill : In Stitch'z Floss

Fine Tip Brown Marker

INSTRUCTIONS:


1. Cut blue picture background paper to 5¾" x 7" and use the Dark Brown Copic Marker to ink the edges. Attach to the layout page in the bottom right corner leaving a 1" border from the edge. Using the Copic Marker, draw stitch lines around the square and write "love" several times along the bottom edge.

2. Place the "Love Birds" sticker letters on the left side of the layout in the empty yellow space. Trace the letters with a fine tip brown marker.
3. Cut three strips of the light blue poka-dot paper and attach under the "Love Birds" stickers for journaling.
4. Cut a strip of ribbon 2½" long and glue to the bottom right corner of the layout.
5. Take the center out of the yellow colored Prima flower and glue a red button in the center.
Arrange the flower in top right corner of the blue picture background. Attach two blue buttons, one on each side of the flower. Find the bird sticker tag and run brown colored floss through it.  Tie the sticker tag underneath the flower.
6. Using the Christmas Red Stickle, draw random hearts in the tree and cover the top of the red button.





Love Birds Layout (Pink Floral Page)

 
SUPPLY LIST:

Fancy Pants : Love Birds Paper Pack
 
Rangers Ink : Stickles - Christmas Red
Basic Grey : Buttons
Prima Flowers : The Roosevelt – Delano
 
Basic Grey : Hopscotch Fabric Flowers - Bloomers (Light Pink Flower)
Making Memories : Ribbon
Copic Markers : Dark Brown
Bazzill : In Stitch'z Floss
We R Memory Keepers : Seweasy Stitch Piercer Tool  


Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Brushed Corduroy 
Bazzill Cardstock - Bumble Bee

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut the heart and floral picture background paper to 5" x 6" and ink the edges with the Dark Brown Copic Marker. Attach it on a slant to the upper left corner of the pink floral layout page.
2. Cut two rectangles out of the Bazzill cardstock - 3" x 3¾" and 3" x 5¼" - and ink all of the edges. Stitch around the smaller of the two backgrounds with the Seweasy Stitch Piercer Tool and blue floss.  Attach the larger of the two rectangles to the bottom left corner. Attach the smaller just to the right of the larger rectangle. Cut one more rectangle out of the heart and floral paper to fit inside the
3" x 5¼" rectangle and attach it.
3. Cut four journal strips out of the polka dot paper and ink all of the edges.  Attach two to the right of the yellow backgrounds, and two to the left of the heart and floral picture background.
4. Take the Prima flower and remove the center.  Sew a blue button in the center of the flower. Glue coordinating buttons and the flower in a cluster at the bottom corner of the heart and floral picture background. Attach the Hopscotch flower above the larger of the two cardstock rectangles.





If you have any questions about these layouts you can contact Lindsey directly at lindsfill@gmail.com with the title of the project as your subject line. 



 

Happy crafting!

Weekend Craft: Valentine Coaster & Placemat

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's the finishing touches that make the party perfect. These Valentine-themed coasters do just that. Plus, they are so easy to make, you will find yourself making matching coasters for every party.



The clear stencil material tops the paper/matte board providing a waterproof surface and makes the coaster look professional. If you can layer a sandwich, you can make these coasters and placemats!


SUPPLY LIST:

Die Cutting Machine: Sizzix Big Shot or Big Shot Express, Cuttlebug, Grand Calibur (must be able to cut thick dies), or Big Shot Pro (if making placemat)
Sizzix Bigz Clear Die: Circle, scallop
Sizzix Big Shot Pro Die: Heart, ribbon or Circle, ribbon (for placemat)
Little Sizzles: Matte board

Adhesive: Sizzix Adhesive sheets (1 sheet cut 6 × 12 if not using Big Shot Pro)
Doodlebug: Sweet Love Paper Collection– 1 sheet cut 6 x12 inches – makes 3 coasters from half a sheet
Cricut Accessories: Stencil material


COASTER INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut matte board, paper, stencil, and adhesive 6 × 12 inches.
2. Apply adhesive to matte board, then layer paper on top of adhesive.
3. Remove liner from stencil and layer on top of paper.
4. With all layers together, make the cutting sandwich with Sizzix circle scallop die and cut.
5. Repeat cutting process until desired numbers of coasters are made.



PLACEMAT INSTRUCTIONS (Big Shot Pro machine required
):

1. Repeat preparing the matte board as above – use 12 × 12 size materials.
2. With all layers together, make the cutting sandwich with Sizzix heart ribbon die or circle ribbon die and cut. Roll through twice to make sure all of the scallops are cut.
3. One placemat per sheet.


Happy crafting!

Always & Forever

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Looking for a fun Valentine's decoration that isn't the norm? Try making these vinyled chargers!  Easy to make, these chargers are a cute home decor piece.

SUPPLY LIST:


Vinyl cutting machine: Cricut, Eclips, Silhouette, Slice etc.
Cricut Cartridges: Simply Sweet, Sweethearts, Calligraphy
Vinyl: See individual lists below
Tools: dental pick, craft knife, scissors, squeegee to burnish with and corner rounder 

Charger (Those pictured were purchased at Target)

Note: OMC has over 40 colors of vinyl plus transfer tape which helps position you vinyl where you want it to be on the project you are doing!




Cartridge: Sweethearts, Calligraphy

Lettering: Cloud White
Hearts: Cloud White

Cartridge: Simply Sweet, Sweethearts

Lettering: Ebony, Gold Flake
Frog: Ebony, Gold Flake, Lucky Green, Olive, Bubblegum, Cloud White, Lemon Drop, Cherry Red, Pacific Blue, Elephant Grey
Hearts: Ebony, Gold Flake


If you have any questions about this project you can contact Tony directly at tony@ohmycrafts.com - make sure you have the project name in the title. You can also check out our Top Tips for Working with OMC Vinyl post by clicking HERE!


 

Happy vinyling!

Sizzix Embossed Love Banner

Monday, January 17, 2011

Here's a fun Valentine's project from Sizzix!

S
how your sweetheart how you really feel with this Embossed Love Banner. Textured Impressions and Bigz dies help you create this banner they'll fall in love with.

Artist: Deena Ziegler


SUPPLY LIST:

Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Album, Fanciful
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 4PK - Love Set
Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Uppercase Die - Sassy Serif Letter "L"
Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Uppercase Die - Sassy Serif Letter "O"
Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Uppercase Die - Sassy Serif Letter "V"
Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Uppercase Die - Sassy Serif Letter "E"

Sizzix Bigz Die - Hearts



INSTRUCTIONS:

Die-cut Fanciful Album pages out of cardstock to form a banner. Emboss four pieces of complementary white-core colored cardstock using embossing folders, sand to highlight the designs, trim to size and attach to banner. Die-cut letters out of cardstock and patterned papers and attach to the banner. Die-cut a Heart (from Heart Set #2) out of white-core colored cardstock, emboss using embossing folders, sand to highlight the designs and adhere to the banner. Weave ribbon though the holes across the top of the banner for hanging. Embellish with ribbon, jewels and a metal charm.


Happy crafting!

It's Time to Score!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Here's what's new with the eclips Machine from Sizzix!



Score one, actually many, for the sclips Machine.

With the FREE version 2 eclips update at Sizzix.com, everyone scores with perfect fold lines for any assembled project on compatible cartridges*.

But that's not the only new feature worth scoring.

The Pen Holder accessory allows drawing with almost any pen - including glue pens to create shapes that truly sparkle with glitter! And the Laser Cut Preview does as it says, showing a laser image outline of the shape to be cut so that costly miscuts can be avoided.

Of course, there's much more. 
But if you're keeping score here, that's eclips: 3 - competitors 0.

Fore more information, call your Sizzix Sales Representative today at 877-355-4766.

*Scoring feature compatible with eclips Albums, Bags & Boxes and Cards & Envelopes cartridges.




Happy crafting!


You Had Me At Craft Blog Hop!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Did you know that OMC is sponsoring another blog hop? Well we are!


Introducing...

 

The blog owner, Alex, is hosting an "It's My Party" blog hop to celebrate her birthday and OMC is one of her sponsors! The blog hop will take place on January 15th-16th. Find more details about the contest
HERE @ YOU HAD ME AT CRAFT!
 

 

To enter the Grand Prizes giveaway, participates need to leave a comment
HERE @ THE IT's MY PARTY BLOG HOP AND U STREAM EVENT PAGE as well as leave comments on each of the blog posts.

There will also be a Ustream event which will happen
HERE @ 10:30am PST on Saturday, January 15th!

 

Good luck and happy blogging!



Love in a Bucket

Friday, January 14, 2011

Did you know that Valentine's Day is one month from today? Well it is! It's time to start thinking or creating those adorable Valentine's projects! To get you started, here's a fantastic little "Love Pail" from OMC designer Lindsey!



SUPPLY LIST:


Bo Bunny : Crush Paper Pack

Stampendous : Clear 4 Inch Pail w/Handle
Baz
zill : 12"x12" Silver Foil Cardstock
Bazzill : Pom-pom Ribbon (Red)
Sizzix : Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Cupid Bow & Arrow w/Hearts Set

Sizzix : Sizzlits Die Set 4PK - Love Set by DoodlebugSlice : Design Card - Just Chillin' Teen (Heart)
Pink Sheer Dot Ribbon
Craft Lolly Pop Sticks
Tulle (Pink)


INSTRUCTIONS:


1. Take the pail and cut the BoBunny paper to fit over the plastic. Glue the paper to the pail. Also cut out a circle of paper for the lid of the pail and glue it on.
2. Take a sheet of patterned paper and cut the heart shape out with the Just Chillin' Teen design card.  Using the
Bazzill silver foil cardstock, cut the same heart out only 1/2 size bigger than the patterned paper heart. Attach the patterned paper heart to the silver foil heart.



3. Using a plain sheet of paper, cut "LOVE" out small enough to fit inside your heart.  Also cut the bow and arrow out using the silver foil cardstock. Attach both to the heart cut out.
4. Cut the pink sheer dot ribbon, pink tulle, and the pom-pom ribbon out to desired length and tie around the pail handle.
5. Glue the heart shape to the top of the craft lolly pop stick and tie the stick to the pail handle using the pink tulle.


 

If you have any questions about this project you can contact Lindsey directly at lindsfill@gmail.com - be sure to include the project name in your subject title.


Happy crafting!


Princess Layout from Bazzill!

Thursday, January 13, 2011



Happy crafting!

Weekend Craft: Snowflake Picture Frame

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

This fun little easel frame goes together in a few minutes and is perfect for matching any decor. Whether it’s for your desk and you place a picture of a loved one in it or its used to showcase a special item from an event it’s the perfect size to add a special touch anywhere. Make several of them and this simple frame can become a statement. Embellish or doodle on the paper, and it can become anything you want it to be!


SUPPLY LIST:

Any die cutting machine:
Sizzix Big Shot or Big Shot Express, Cuttlebug, Grand Calibur or Epic 6 etc. (non electronic, must be able to cut thick dies)
Scoreboard Die: Framed Easel

Little Sizzles: Matte board cut to 6 x 12
Adhesive: Sizzix Adhesive sheets (1 sheet if 6 x 12 or 2-6x6)
We R Memory Keepers: Merry January Designer pad – 1 sheet cut 6 x12 inches
Glitter Ritz: Ocean Spray micro glitter

Glitter Magnet

Fantastix: Ink Embellishing tool

Ink: Jenni Bowlin: Brown Sugar

Embellishments: 3 miscellaneous buttons, 3 brads
Adhesive: Be Creative Tape 3mm for applying glitter, Glossy accents or Fabric Tac, your choice for applying buttons
Picture approximately 2 x 2 ½” (remember it needs to be larger than this to tape to back side of frame.
Tape


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Trim snowflake paper and matte board to 6 x 12 inches.

2. Apply adhesive to mat board – peel one liner side off and rub firmly to attach adhesive to board then remove other side of liner.
3. Apply paper to matte board and rub firmly.
4. According to the machine used, layer the cutting sandwich with the matte board/paper and cut.
5. Before folding the scored sections, apply the adhesive tape around the frame window and outer edges being careful to make sure edges are square and even.
6. Pour an even amount of glitter over tape and shake off excess. Rub glitter with finger and watch the shine come out. Use glitter eraser to rub over glitter and remove any excess glitter. Its amazing how well this works.
7. Dab the Fantastix foam pen in the ink and ink edges. After scoring and assembly, ink scored folds to hide the white edges.
8. Tape picture into place.
9. Assemble the frame by folding scores and insert brads into holes.



Happy crafting!


Wooden Vinyl Plaques

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Need a twist for your home decor? Looking for a creative gift idea?  Then check out these Vinyled Wooden Plaques!  Personalize them with your favorite cartridges, quotes, images, and colors to create a crafty piece of home decor!

SUPPLY LIST:


Vinyl cutting machine: Cricut, Eclips, Silhouette, Slice etc.
Cricut Cartridges: Locker Talk, Base Camp, Lyrical Letters, Country Life, Life's a Beach, Alphalicious, Sweethearts
Vinyl: See individual lists below
Tools: dental pick, craft knife, scissors, squeegee to burnish with and corner rounder

6"x20" Wooden Plaque (These 6"x20" plaques, heavily distressed and hand rubbed, come in red, black, white, and grey and are available on our website!)

Note: OMC has over 40 colors of vinyl plus transfer tape which helps position you vinyl where you want it to be on the project you are doing!




Cartridges: Locker Talk & Base Camp
Lettering: Silver Glitter, Admiral Blue, Cherry Red
Schoolhouse: Cherry Red, Walnut, Admiral, Cloud White, Silver Metallic, Ivy, Kelly Green, Lemon Drop, Tiger Orange, Silver Glitter



 

Cartridges: Lyrical Letters & Country Life
Lettering: Almond, Copper, Silver Metallic
Wheat: Bronze, Almond, Kelly Green




Cartridges: Base Camp & Life's a Beach
Lettering: Almond, Ebony
Flower: Ladybug Red, Lemon Drop, Lucky Green, Ivy, Almond, Ebony






Cartridges: Alphalicious & Sweethearts 
Lettering: Copper, Ebony
Bike: Lemon Drop, Elephant Grey, Silver Glitter, Walnut
Birds: Ice Blue, Blue Oasis, Walnut, Peanut Butter, Lucky Green, Lemon Drop, Cherry Red, Ebony
Heart: Cherry Red, Ebony, Copper

 

If you have any questions about this project you can contact Tony directly at tony@ohmycrafts.com - make sure you have the project name in the title. You can also check out our Top Tips for Working with OMC Vinyl post by clicking
HERE!


Happy vinyling!


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