Baby Wall Hanging

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Baby Wall Hanging
Created by OMC Designer Lindsey
 

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 : Little Darlings Paper Pad
Graphic 45 : Little Darlings Stamp Sets
Clearsnap : ColorBox Archival Dye Ink - Mudslide
Vanilla Cardstock
Tim Holtz : Distress Re-Inker - Walnut Stain
Sizzix eclips : Valentine's Day & Happy Heart
Prima : Flower Embellishments
My Mind's Eye : Twine
Martha Stewart : Punch Around the Page - Vintage Doily
Martha Stewart : Acrylic Craft Paint - White
Oh My Crafts : Exclusive OMC Craft Tape 

We R Memory Keepers : Designer Book Board

Instructions:

1. Cut the Designer Book Board 6" x 12". Mix the white paint with 1 drop of the Distress Re-Inker. Paint the mixture onto the sides and back of the board. From the Little Darlings paper pack, cut the blue baby print 6" x 12" to cover the board.
2. Using the Vintage Doily punch, punch strips to cover the edges of the board. Ink the edges of the strips. Using the craft tape, adhere.
3. Cut the "B" on the eclips (size 5.55) with the shadow in the green ribbon print, and then normal shape in the dot paper. Ink the edges. Mount the B's together and attach to left side of the banner.
4. Pick two punch outs from the paper pack, sand the edges smooth, ink the edges, and attach to the bottom of the board.
5. Stamp your chosen stamps on the vanilla cardstock, cut out the images, and ink the edges. Attach to the board.
6. Cut out triangle banner pieces, ink the edges, and spell out "Baby" using the stickers letters from paper pack. Cut a piece of twine, adhere to banner pieces to the twine, and attach the full banner to the board.

Happy crafting!

Vinyl Pin it to Win it Contest WINNER!

Friday, March 30, 2012

We have a winner for our Vinyl Pin it to Win it Contest! 
 
Our winner is...
*drum roll*

*~* Elizabeth Jordan Dolan! *~*

Congrats Elizabeth! Please send your contact information to contest@ohmycrafts.com within 30 days to claim your vinyl prize!

Thanks to everyone who participated and make sure to check back every Wednesday for a new contest!

Happy crafting!


Hot Air Balloon Card

Hot Air Balloon Card
Created by OMC Designer Lindsey
Supplies Used:
Letterpress : Paper - Square Fold Cards (White)
My Minds Eye : Be Amazing Collection
BoBunny : Brads
My Mind's Eye : Twine
Glossy Accents
Sizzix : Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Stormy Sky
Graphic 45 : Antique Typewriter Wood Stamp Set
Foam Squares

Instructions:

1. Cover the front of the Letterpress square fold card with a piece of the Be Amazing collection.
2. Cut a circle out of another piece of Be Amazing using the Framelits die size of your choice. Cut half circles out along the bottom to make the hot air balloon shape. Ink the edges of the hot air balloon.
3. Cut out a cloud shape and a basket shape out of coordinating paper.
4. Cut a piece of twine and wrap it around the basket shape. Tie a bow on the front.
5. Cut out 5 pieces of twine. For each of the pieces of twine, attach one side to the back of the basket piece and one side to the point on the hot air balloon. Attach the hot air balloon and basket shapes to the front of the card using foam Squares.
6. Attach the cloud shape to the left of the hot air balloon.

Happy crafting!

RILEY Wood Blocks

Thursday, March 29, 2012

RILEY Wood Blocks
Created by OMC Designer Jill

Supplies Used:
Wood Designs : 3" x 3" Blocks
Tim Holtz : Distress Stain - Frayed Burlap
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo
Sizzix : eclips Cartridge - Bang Zoom and Yarn Alphabet
Oh My Vinyl : Brown
Mod Podge
BoBunny : On The Go Collection Pack
Inkssentials : Ink Blending Tool

Instructions:
1. Stain each block using the distress stain.
2. Cut 2 ½" x 2 ½" squares out of different patterned papers. Ink the edges with the distress ink using the ink blending tool.
3. Adhere the patterend papers to the blocks using Mod Podge.
4. Press down firmly to get out any excess Mod Podge or bubbles. I like to use a brayer to really press them down well!
5. Using the eclips, cut out vinyl letters to spell whatever word you are using. I used all capital letters for RILEY. Attach the vinyl letters to the blocks.
6. Mod Podge each side of the wood blocks.

Happy crafting!


Helpful Hints for Wood Designs!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

OMC Designer Jill put together this list of helpful hints that are good to know when working with the new OMC Wood Design shapes!

We are finding that wood crafting is new to many of our customers so we thought we would give you a few little tips to help you be more comfortable with this brand new, fun and exciting craft!


- One of the easiest and funnest ways to decorate the wood is with paper. There are literally thousands of patterns that you can choose from. Most crafters have stacks of papers already in their craft rooms. Although I personally feel you can NEVER have enough paper!

- To begin with, simply trace around your letter or shape and cut out. Do this before you stain or paint so that no stain or ink accidentally gets on your paper!

- One of the most important things to remember is to
stain or paint the sides of your wood before gluing down your paper. It is extremely difficult once you have adhered your paper on to the wood to then go back and stain or paint the sides. The paper will always be in the way!

- Adhere your paper to the wood using Mod Podge. I have found that too little dries too fast and too much tends to make the paper bubble. So practice with the different amounts!

- Once the paper is adhered it is extremely important to press out all bubbles and let it dry. A lot of times I will use a brayer to really make sure I get it down well!

- Quite often there is a small amount of paper that will be hanging over the edges. I simply take a large nail file and sand the edges pulling down away from the paper. This takes of the excess and also distresses the edges. You can do as little or as much as you want!

- I love to use an Inkssentials blending tool and the Tim Holtz Distress Inks to ink the edges of the paper. Sometimes I think “maybe I won’t ink the edges this time” but when I do I am always much happier with the way it looks. It’s kind of like the ink just gives the project that extra little pop!

- To finish off the project I will give it another coat of
Mod Podge. It is very important to make sure that first coat of Mod Podge under the paper is dry before applying the top coat! I have found that this lessens any bubbling as well!

- Don't forget to embellish with any of the numerous embellishments that we have available. Some of my favorites are Prima Flowers, Stickles, or our new crafting wire soon to be on our website!

Happy Wood Crafting!!

- Jill

Vinyl Pin it to Win it Contest!


How to Enter:
Go to our Oh My Vinyl Board on Pinterest and repin your favorite Vinyl project along with #OMCVinylContest for a chance to win! Make sure to include the tag to be entered into the contest.

Contest Starts: Wednesday, March 28th @ 12:01 AM
Contest Ends: Thursday, March 29th @ 11:59 PM


One randomly selected winner will be chosen to receive an OMC Vinyl pack containing 20 pre-selected sheets of vinyl! The winner will be announced on Friday, March 30th so make sure to check back to see who won!

Happy crafting!

Why Wood Shapes?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Have you noticed what the buzz is at Oh My Crafts recently? It’s all about WOOD!

Our very own OMC Designer Jill has been working hard to bring you some absolutely adorable wood projects. If you've been following our blog, you'll know exactly how cute her projects really are! Here's what Jill has to say about the new Wood Designs:

Wood crafting is HUGE right now and there are so many ways that you can express yourself with wood! Check out our Wood Designs category as we have seasonal shapes for all sorts of events such as Valentines, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and more!

And we have 3x3 wood blocks and different sizes of rectangular blocks. There are so many different ways you can decorate these woods shapes. Using our wood blocks you can say anything you want to say with wood!

Use the blocks to decorate your child’s room with their name….or add a bit of country to your kitchen by using the rectangle blocks to add that vintage farm look! The possibilities are endless! Check back periodically because we are adding new wood designs every week. Coming very soon….Alphabets! Spell anything you want with our new alphabets!!

Also, did you know that OMC has the .svg files to coordinate with the Wood Design Shapes?
Well we do!

Here's what OMC
Designer Alissa has to say about the new Designer Cuts:

Wood d├ęcor is an absolutely fantastic way to add an extra personal touch to your home! If you have ever covered any wood design with paper, you know just how challenging it can be to cut it out perfectly. All of the Wood Designs at Oh My Crafts have .svg files available that coordinate with the wood designs. So now instead of spending extra time tracing and cutting yourself, you can purchase the svg file and have your digital cutting machine (i.e. Cameo, eclips…) cut out the design for you. Check out the Designer Cuts and see how much easier they can make your projects!

Happy crafting!

Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day Card
Created by OMC Designer Lindsey

Supplies Used:
American Crafts : Pebbles Inc. Country Picnic - 12" x 12" Greenhouse Embossed Paper

My Mind's Eye : "Lucky" Twine

Inkadinkado : Inkadinkaclings - Expressions for Mom

Jolee's Boutique : Dimensional Stickers - Daisy

Clearsnap : ColorBox Archival Dye Ink - Mud Slide

BoBunny : Ambrosio Collection Pack

Martha Stewart : Paper Punch

Sewing Machine

Instructions:

1. Cut the green American Crafts polka-dot paper 5" x 10" and ink the edges with the Clearsnap ink pad.
2. Cut a piece of salmon colored paper 4" x 4" and ink the edges. Cut the yellow floral paper 3 ¾" x 3 ¾" and ink the edges. Add adhesive to the back of the yellow floral paper and attach to the salmon colored paper. Using a sewing machine, sew along the edges of the yellow and salmon colored papers. Attach the salmon and yellow piece to the front of the green polka-dot card.

3. Punch a 4” edge using the edge punch of your choice and ink the edges. Wrap a piece of twine lengthwise around the punched paper. Glue the twine in place on the backside of the punched paper. Glue the punched paper onto the left side of the salmon and yellow papers.
4. Stamp the "Happy Mother's Day" stamp in the bottom corner of the yellow floral paper.
5. Using the same green polka-dot paper, cut a leaf shape and ink the edges. Place the dimensional flower sticker to the left side of the floral yellow paper next to the stamped saying. Attach the polka dot leaf slightly under the flower.


Happy crafting!

Glue Dots Winner !

Monday, March 26, 2012

We have a winner of our Glue Dots Sticky Situation Contest.  Congratulations to RasselBerry Rose for winning the $40 prize package from Glue Dots.  Please send your contact information to contest@ohmycrafts.com to claim your prize and please include Glue Dots Contest in the subject line.  Please claim within 30 days of this post.

Thank you to everyone that participated!

Happy Crafting!

Easter Banner

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easter Banner
Created by OMC Designer Lindsey

Supplies Used:
Basic Grey : Plumeria Collection Pack
We R Memory Keepers : Designer Book Board
Oh My Vinyl : Brown
Prima : Embellishments
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Stormy Sky, Brushed Cordoury
Sizzix : eclips Cartridges - Birthday Party and Fun Times, Easter
Martha Stewart : Decoupage and Sealer
3L Foam Squares
Crop-a-dile Tool
Ribbon

Instructions:

**Make sure to change the settings on the eclips machine to properly cut your vinyl.
1. Cut the designer book boards down to 6" x 6" and sand any rough edges. Cut out six 6" x 6" pieces of paper out of the Plumeria Collection. Ink the edges of the paper with the distress ink and adhere to the book boards.

2. Using the eclips cartridge cut out six eggs size 5.00. Ink the edges with the Stormy Sky ink pad and adhere one egg to the center of each of the squares.
3. Cut out the letters for "EASTER" in size 4.85. Adhere each letter to the center of one egg.

4. Adhere the stickers that come with the collection pack to the different pieces of book board using the foam squares.
5. Add other jewels and embellishments as necessary.

6. Using your Crop-a-Dile, punch holes in the top left and right corners. String ribbon through the holes to connect the banner.


Happy crafting!

Ducky Wood Shapes

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ducky Wood Shapes
Created by OMC Designer Jill

Supplies Used:
Yellow Craft Paint
Glitter
Mod Podge
Inkssentials : Ink Blending Tool
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz : Distress Stain - Frayed Burlap
Black Jewels
Basic Grey : File Kit
Krylon : Clear Spray
Sponge paint brushes

Instructions:
1. Stain the sides of the ducky with distress stain.
2. Paint the front and back of the ducky with yellow craft paint. Let dry.
3. Paint the front of the ducky with a coat of Mod Podge and cover heavily with glitter. Make sure you are pouring the glitter on over a sheet of paper so you can pour the excess back into the container! Let the glitter sit, then turn the ducky over and tap off any excess glitter.
4. Spray the front of the ducky with a clear sealer. Let dry.
5. Paint the sides of the ducky with a coat of Mod Podge. Let dry.
6. Add an eye using a black jewel.

Here's another cute way to decorate the Ducky!


Instructions:
1. Trace the ducky with some cute scrapbook paper and cut out.
2. Stain the sides of the ducky with the distress stain.
3. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the front of the ducky and glue down the paper you cut out. Press firmly pressing out any excess Mod Podge and bubbles. I use a brayer to really get the paper down well!
4. Using a file, sand the sides of the ducky to get off any paper that may be over the edges and to distress the edges.
5. Ink the edges using an ink blending tool and the distress ink.
6. Mod Podge the front of the ducky to seal the paper and ink. Let dry.
7. Add an eye using a black jewel.

Happy crafting!

SPRING Wood Letters

Friday, March 23, 2012

SPRING Wood Letters
Created by OMC Designer Jill

Supplies Used:
Wood Designs : Spring Wood Letters
Tim Holtz : Distress Stain - Brushed Corduroy
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo
Inkssentials : Ink Blending Tool
BoBunny : Ambrosia Collection Pack
Stampendous : Fran:tage Glass Glitter : Lavender, Bronze
Martha Stewart : Decoupage Glue and Sealer
Tattered Angels : Glimmer Mist - Sunshine
Mod Podge
Ribbon
Small Paint Brush

Instructions:
1. Trace each letter with a different piece of paper from the Ambrosia pack.
2. Cut out each shape.
3. Stain the sides and backs of each wood letter with the distress stain.
4. Glue each piece of paper to its coordinating letter using Mod Podge. Press firmly to press out all bubbles. I like to use a brayer to really get the paper secure. Allow to dry.
5. While your paper is drying you can distress the edges using some sort of sanding tool. I really like to use the Basic Grey Sanding Tool Kit. Use the small tools to get into the intricate parts of these letters!
6. Distress the sides of the papers using the distress ink and an Inkssentials blending tool.
7. Coat the paper and sides of the wood with Mod Podge to seal the ink and paper.
8. I chose to highlight parts of the "S" and the flower pot by adding a bit of sparkle by using the Stampendous Glass Glitter. I added small amounts of decoupage glue and sealer to the wood, then sprinkled small amounts of the crushed glass glitter over the top. Make sure to tap off the excess.
9. I dyed the ribbon for the bow with the glimmer mist by spraying directly on the ribbon and then crunching it up as I dried it with an embossing heater. I had to dye it approximately 6 times to get the right shade of yellow that I needed to match the paper.

Happy crafting!

Spring/Easter Blocks

Thursday, March 22, 2012

SPRING/EASTER Blocks
Created by OMC Designer Jill

Supplies Used:
Oh My Crafts : 3 - 5" blocks
Oh My Crafts: 3 - 3 ½" blocks
EKSuccess : Large Corner Rounder Punch
Tim Holtz : Distress Stain - Frayed Burlap
Sizzix : eclips Cartridge - Backgrounds, Edges, and Flowerful Alphabet
Inkssentials : Ink Blending Tool
Doodlebug : 12x12 Cardstock
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pads
3L Foam Squares - White

Oh My Vinyl : Glitter Vinyl
Doodlebug : Bunny Hop Paper Pack, Pretty Kitty Paper Pack
Mod Podge (Coming soon to OMC!)

Instructions:

1. Stain each side of the blocks with the Tim Holtz distress stain and allow to dry.
2. Cut out coordinating paper 3 - 4 ½" and 3 - 3".
3. Round the corners of each paper with the paper punch.
4. Ink the edges of each paper with the Inkssentials blending tool and coordinating ink pad colors.
5. Mod Podge the front of the block and quickly glue down the paper you will be using for your first letter. Pressing firmly. I like to use a brayer to make sure my paper is down really good! Allow to dry fully.
6. Once each piece of paper is down, coat the entire block with a layer of Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
7. Cut out the letters to spell "SPRING/EASTER" using all lower case letters. For SPRING, the letters are cut out of paper. For EASTER the letters are cut out of vinyl. Ink the edges using coordinating ink pads.
8. Adhere the letters to the blocks using the 3L foam squares to make the letters pop off the wood!
9. Embellish with the coordinating embellishments.

Happy crafting!

Glue Dots Contest

Wednesday, March 21, 2012



How to Enter:

Click on THIS LINK to go to the contest. We want to know what three Glue Dots products we carry are your favorites. Select your favorite products and then share them with your friends (hint: the more you share the more chances you have to win!). One winner will be randomly selected from the entries to win an assortment of Glue Dot products worth over $40!

Contest Starts : Wednesday, March 21st @ 12:01 AM

Contest Ends: Thursday, March 22nd @ 11:59 PM


The winner will be announced on Facebook on Friday, March 23rd so make sure to check back to see if you've won and good luck!

Happy crafting!

HOP Wood Blocks

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

HOP Wood Blocks
Created by OMC Designer Jill

Supplies Used:
Craft Paint
Imaginisce : 12x 12 Paper - Tropical Heatwave, Hot! Hot! Hot!, Keepin Cool
Wood Designs : 3x3x3 Wood Blocks
Sizzix : eclips Cartridge - Birthday and Bean Pole
EKSuccess : Large Corner Rounder Punch
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo
Inkssentials : Ink Blending Tool
Oh My Vinyl : Brown
Mod Podge

Instructions:

1. Paint each block with your craft paint to coordinate with the papers you plan to use.
2. Cut out a piece of paper for each block, 2 ½" x 2 ½" inches.
3. Round each corner of each piece of paper with the Large Corner Rounder punch.
4. Glue each piece of paper onto one side of each block with Mod Podge. Press firmly to make sure they are attached well and any bubbles are pressed out. Allow to dry.
5. Sand the edges of each block to expose some of the plain wood.
6. Ink the edges of each block with Vintage Photo distress ink pad.
7. Once the paper is dry, cut out the letters "H", "O", and "P" using the brown vinyl and the eclips cartridge.
8. Attach the letters to each block using transfer tape. Carefully cover the blocks with a layer of Mod Podge to seal the paper, vinyl and inks.

Happy crafting!

Chocolate Bunny Wood Shapes

Monday, March 19, 2012

Chocolate Bunny Wood Shapes
Created by OMC Designer Jill

Supplies Used:  

Wood Designs : Chocolate Bunny Wood Shape
K&Company : Edamame Specialty Paper Pack
Tim Holtz : Distress Stain - Frayed Burlap
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo
Brown Satin Ribbon
Brown Jewel
Mod Podge

Instructions:

1. Trace the shape of the bunny onto the paper and cut out.
2. Stain the edges and the back of the rabbit using the Frayed Burlap distress stain. 

3. Mod Podge the front of the bunny and quickly glue the paper down. Press firmly using a brayer to make sure the paper is secure. Allow to dry completely.
4. While it is drying you can file the edges of the rabbit to clean up the paper and distress the edges.
5. Ink the edges using the Vintage Photo distress ink pad.
6. Once the Mod Podge is completely dry, paint another coat of Mod Podge over the entire surface. Front, back and sides!
7. Tie a cute bow around his neck and place an eye on for embellishment.

Happy crafting!

Easter Egg Wood Shapes

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Easter Egg Wood Shapes
Created by OMC Designer Jill

Supplies Used:
Wood Designs Shapes

Doodlebug : Essentials Bunny Hop Collection - Includes ALL embellishments
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmalade, Spun Sugar
Craft Paint : White
Light pink tulle
Mod Podge

Instructions:
1. Paint the back of the eggs with white paint.
2. Trace the pattern of the eggs onto the paper of your choice.
3. Cut out each shape.
4. Glue the paper onto wood with Mod Podge. Press firmly to press out any bubbles.
5. Trim the edges of the paper on the wood by sanding with a file.
6. Measure the width of the base of the egg and cut out a stripe of coordinating paper long enough to go around the edge of the egg. Glue down with Mod Podge.
7. Carefully sand any extra paper and remember that some distressing is fine.
8. Ink the edges of the eggs with coordinating Tim Holtz distress ink pads.
9. Embellish with the embellishments from the Bunny Hop paper pack.

Happy crafting!

Easter Wood Block

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Easter Wood Block 
Created by OMC Designer Jill

Supplies Used:
Jolee's Boutique : Dimensional Stickers - Rocking Eggs Repeats
Inkssentials : Ink Blending Tool
My Mind's Eye : Miss Caroline Dolled Up "Cute" Garden Paper
Sizzix : eclips Cartridge - Easter

Vinyl - To cut out an "Easter" stencil
Tim Holtz : Distress Stain - Frayed Burlap
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Walnut
Bazzill Basics : 12x12 Cardstock - Green
Sanding Tool
Mod Podge
 

 Instructions:
1. Stain the wood block using the Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Stain.
2. Using the My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up “Cute” Garden Paper, trace the shape of the wood and cut out.

3. Glue the cut out piece of paper to the block of wood using Mod Podge. Press firmly to make sure it is adhered well. I like to use a brayer tool to really press down hard on it.

4. As the Mod Podge is drying, use a large file or some kind of sanding tool and sand the sides of the wood heavily. You want to sand off quite a bit of the paper and expose a raw edge to the paper.
5. Cut out the word "Easter" out of vinyl using the Sizzix eclips Easter cartridge.

6. Peel the vinyl off to make a stencil for your word Easter. You will have to add the circle for the "a" and the "e" back into the stencil to complete it.

7. Place the stencil onto the wood and press down firmly.

8. Using the Inkssentials blending tool and the Walnut Distress Ink, lightly ink inside the stencil. Once you have inked it as much as you want, let the ink dry fully then peel off the stencil. You should now have the word Easter printed on your paper.

9. Mod Podge the entire block. Allow to dry.

10. Using the Easter Cartridge and the green cardstock, cut out two pieces of grass 1.16" x 4.33". You will need two pieces of grass to cover the bottom of the block.
11. Once the grass is cut, glue it down to the bottom of the block, piecing together the two pieces of grass.

12. Add the Jolee's Boutique Rocking Eggs Repeats behind the grass.


Happy crafting!

Just Say'n Hello - Pillow Box

Friday, March 16, 2012

Just Say'n Hello - Pillow Box
Created by OMC Designer Sandy

Videos on How-To: 

Pillow Box With Adhesive Stencil Demo
 

Wrinkle Ribbon Demo


Supplies Used:  
Sizzix : Pillow Box Die
Sizzix Originals Die : Flowers & Vine #3
Fancy Pants : Be You - Paper
OMC : Adhesive Stencil Material
May Arts : Wrinkled Ribbon
Tattered Angels : Glimmer Mist
Doodlebug : Sugar Coated Pastel Brad
Martha Stewart : Butterfly Punch
My Pink Stamper : Itty Bitty-Lisious 
Alternative for Hello stamp: Doodlbug : Clear Stamps - You Said It


Note: The Sizzix Pillow Box Die that was used for this project has been discontinued, but there are so many cute box dies to choose from.  If you do not already have the Sizzix Pillow Box Die, we have provided this link to other box dies for you to consider using.
Selection of Box Dies

Happy crafting!

Bunny Peeps Wood Shapes

Bunny Peeps Wood Shapes
Created by OMC Designer Jill
Supplies Used:
Craft Paint : Pink, Purple, and Yellow
Glitter : Pink, Purple, and Yellow
Gingham Ribbon : Blue, Pink, Purple
Wood Designs : Bunny Peep

Glossy Sealing Spray

Mod Podge
Black Jewels

Instructions:
1. Paint each of the shapes with the different craft paints - pink, purple, and yellow.
2. One at a time: After you apply your second coat of paint on the front of a peep, apply the coordinating glitter color heavily, making sure to coat it evenly. Allow the paint to dry completely for optimal glitter adhesion! Once fully dry, tap each of the shapes gently on your work surface. Continue with this process until all the sides are completely glittered.
HINT: Tap the excess glitter off the shapes onto a clean piece of copy paper or onto a Glitter Tray. Once the excess glitter falls off you can pour the excess glitter back into it’s original container!
3. Once they are all glittered, spray with a glossy sealing spray. Allow to fully dry.
4. Embellish each bunny with a small cute bow. The ribbon shown is Doodlebug gingham ribbon.
5. Add eyes and a nose to each bunny using black jewels.

Happy crafting!

Beehive Album

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Beehive Album
Created by OMC Designer Lindsey

Supplies Used:
Teresa Collins : Everyday Moments Collection Pack
Maya Road : Antique Keys Mini Chipboard Set
Maya Road : Bee Hive Album
Stampendous : Fran:Tage Glass Glitter - Steel Blue
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Stormy Sky
Martha Stewart : Glittering Glue
Tattered Angels : Glimmer MIst - Bell Bottom Jeans
Bottle Caps
Maya Road : 1.5" Linen Burlap Trim
EKSuccess : EKTools - 1 Inch Circle Punch
Ranger Ink : Archival Ink - Cobalt
Sizzix : On the Edge Die - Ornate by Tim Holtz
Jenni Bowlin : Chicken Feed, Malted Milk
My Mind's Eye : Be Amazing Twine
Sizzix : Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die - Mini Baroque by Tim Holtz
EKSuccess : EK Tools - Binding Edge Edger Punch
Ranger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Patina
Bazzill Basics : 12x12 Cardstock - Coordinating Colors
Glue Dots
American Crafts : Pebbles Inc. - Button Candy
Tim Holtz : Tiny Attacher
BoBunny : Country Garden Brads

Instructions:

Trace the bee hive chipboard pages onto the chosen patterned cardstock papers. Cut out and adhere the paper to the chipboard. To get the pages to fit the edges perfectly, sand the edges with a nail file or similar tool.

For the cover of the album, find the honey comb chipboard page and punch all the honey comb pieces out. Using a pencil, trace the outline of the honey comb chipboard onto the your chosen patterned paper (make sure to trace both the hive and the holes). Cut out the patterned paper and use an X-ACTO knife to cut out the holes. Ink the edges of the patterned paper with distress ink. Mount the paper on the chipboard piece to provide sturdiness.

To embellish the cover, cut out the yellow flower cluster from the paper pack. Glue to the bottom left corner of the honeycomb paper. Cut and tie a small bow with the burlap trim and attach on top of the yellow flower cluster. Spray a Maya Road chipboard key with Tattered Angels, let dry, and adhere. Punch out a bee from the paper pack and adhere it to center of a bottle cap. Attach the bottle cap to the cover page. Glue small cluster of the Stampendous Glass Glitter in the center of flowers using the Martha Stewart Glitter Glue.


For the Life, Love Everything About This Page, ink the edges of paper that is attached to the chipboard piece. Cut a piece of burlap trim 6” and adhere to the left side of the page. Find the “Life, Love Everything About This” punch out section of the paper pack. Cut a piece of patterned paper with the ornate die and ink the edges with Jenni Bowlin paint dabber. Layer the burlap, the ornate die cut out, and the punch out. With a foam square add the “i am so lucky this is my life” punch out to the left side.


For the Noteworthy page, line the edges of the patterned paper with Glitter Glue. While wet, sprinkle the Glitter Glass into the glue. Cut out a piece of yellow paper with the Baroque die, and the script paper with the Accent die. Score down the center of the Accent cut out. Before you glue the edges shut, wrap twine around the top side, tying in a knot. Glue the edges of the Accent cut out to make a pocket. Take the Baroque die and cut off the round edges, to make it straight on the sides. Adhere the Baroque cut out, the Accent cut out, and any other embellishments.


For this page, line the edges of the hive with the Stickles Glitter Glue, and allow to dry. Cut out a baroque, accent and small baroque die cut in coordinating papers. Using a piece of kraft cardstock, cut two strips of the Binding Punch. Layer all pieces together. Find a saying tag in the paper pack and cut a small snip at the top in the center. Slide a brad into snip, then unfold the brad arms. Adhere to the page.


For the Everyday Moments page, cut a small baroque die cut and ink the edges with the archival ink pad. Pierce two holes in the side, run a piece of twine through them, and tie a bow. Layer a piece of 3" burlap trim under the baroque piece. Adhere other embellishments as you see fit.

 

For the Love This page you are first going to make a small card that will open. Cut a square of navy paper 3 ½" x 4". Cut a piece of kraft paper 3 ¾" x 6 ¼" and score down the center. Glue the kraft paper to the inside of the navy card. Embellish the inside of the card as you'd like. Glue a piece of yellow patterned paper to the front of the navy card. Adhere embellishments as wanted to the front of the card. Attach a piece of burlap to the bee hive page, then adhere the card on top. Using Glitter Glue, add Glass Glitter to the centers of the flowers.


For the Time page, cut out a Baroque cut and glue to the left side of page. Cut out an Accent, fold in half, and ink the edges. Glue edges together to make a pocket. Cut a triangle shaped piece of paper and punch the top with the binding punch. Staple the “time” tag to the top. Over the Baroque piece, adhere an 8” piece of burlap. Pleat the right edge of the ribbon and attach with a blue brad.

Happy crafting!

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