Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Zipper flower tutorial with Joan

Joan here today.

Most crafters have a stash of supplies.  
I'm no exception and found some metal zippers in my stash form back in the day when I did a lot of sewing.  This stash of zippers inspired me to try my hand at making a zipper flower. 

For this gathered flower I used a 14" piece of zipper.  I removed the end with the metal tab and separated the zipper into two parts.  I used my sewing machine and made a gathering stitch the length of the zipper.  (You could also do this by hand stitching.)



Once the stitching was completed I pulled the thread and gathered the whole
length of the zipper tape at once.



I trimmed and folded one end of the zipper tape and used a hot glue gun to secure it.

The next step you will have to "fiddle" with.  But basically if you keep the zipper teeth up and the gathered tape down, the flower will wind itself into position.
I also placed some glue on the back side of the flower to secure it. 
(You could also tack the end down with a few hand stitches.) 
I placed a small flower from my stash in the center.
(You could also use a button or gem for the center.)



Now I have to decide if I'm using this flower on a card or a layout?

Monday, January 15, 2018

Mid month January moodboard inspiration with the DT



Welcome to the mid month DT reveal.

The team have some really great projects and you've still got plenty of time to join this months moodboard challenge.





Here are some projects to get your creativity flowing...

Emma 



This month we thank our wonderful sponsor:

First Prize
have kindly donated $30 of goods from the online Store and free shipping

Pop over and give them some love ...



Second Prize

Catchy Crafts have offered a prize pack
as pictured


website   Catchy Crafts


Great inspo from the DT.

Hope you can play along.

Louise
xo

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Card Tutorial with Julie

Hi and welcome to Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Today I am sharing a tutorial on how to create this card


This is what you are going to need.


Score and fold the black cardstock at 6" to make a 6" x 6" card base

Using the 5 1/4" x 2 1/2" pieces of cardstock and velum, mark down from the top 1/2" and in from the sides 1/2" and cut the corners off to make a tag shape.

Attach the velum to the cardstock. I used glue behind the pattern on the velum to do this so it would not show through the velum


Ink the edges of all your papers.

Using your Crop-o-dile, or similar, attach your eyelet to the tag.

Thread the ribbon through and secure in place. I have used a staple because my ribbon was very short but you could tie it off if you have longer ribbon.


Attach the 5 1/2" piece of cardstock centrally to the 5 3/4" piece of patterned paper

Then attach the 5 1/4" piece of patterned paper on top of the 5 1/2" piece


Using the square pieces of paper, attach the 2 1/2" piece centrally on top of the 2 3/4" piece and the 2 1/4" piece on top of that.


Layer the scalloped circle and the circles as shown


Assemble your greeting. I have made my greeting mat 1/4" wider and longer than the greeting


These are the items you should now have.


Attach the tag to the large square assembly 1/2" from the left hand edge and 1/2" from the bottom edge.

I found that I had to use glue to do this as the d/s tape did not want to stick to the glittered paper I had used.


Take the small square assembly and run it through your Big Shot (or similar) with an embossing folded to add a little bit of dimension.


Attach this to your card panel 1 1/2" from bottom and 7/8" from right hand edge


Attach the circle assembly 3/4" from the bottom and 1 1/4" from the left edge using foam tape.


Attach sentiment in a suitable place according to your sentiment size. I have stuck mine 1 3/8" from the bottom and 1 1/2" from the right hand edge.


Add brads to the top right hand corner approx 1/2" apart.

Attach the card panel to the card base and you are done.

If you used a dark colour for your card base you may want to add a light coloured cardstock to the inside of the card so you can write your message. I will write my message using a white gel pen.


Hope you have found this tutorial interesting and I would love to see your makes if you decide to give it a try

Till next time
Hugs
Julie


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Unicorn Mini Album with Carol

Hi, Carol Theng today, sharing a mini album that I made for my girl's birthday party. The theme for her birthday party is Unicorn. And I created this simple album to teach her and her best friends during the party.

I chose the simplest way to bind the album together with just 2 punched holes and tying the pages together with a thread. Let the kids tried diecutting with Spellbinders dies and Big Shot Machine. They had fun putting their albums together.

"Happy Birthday" Mini Album



Taught the girls to layer the diecut frames and cut outs with foam tape.


To decorate the inside, I simply cut out the designs from patterned papers. Easy for the girls to do as its their first album.





Hope you like my project sharing. Have fun crafting. Do join us for our January moodboard challenge.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Scrapbook layout with Candy

Happy New Year everybody hope you all had a
wonderful Christmas.

This month's inspiration moodboard is "All about babies"
and I have plenty of photos of my cutie Granddaughter Zarna

Here is the moodboard for inspiration

January Challenge

Today I have created a layout using some of my stash


leftovers from a kit I bought from Kitaholics Kits.


I used the polka dot paper for my background and tore the brush paper
into four pieces different sizes.
Tape these onto the base in layers and ruffle up the edges
I double matted the photo it measures approx
3 1/2 x 4 inches.
Tape all the emphemia around under the photo
and add the hearts into the layers of the 3 papers also add your puffy stickers and 
the word Beautiful and flowers.


I used 3 wooden butterflies and I covered them with some mousse
using aqua then the pink around the edges.
I also went around the edges with a gold and then a black gel pen.
Also using the gel pens go around the edges of the base paper 
and all the emphemia  pieces.
Cover your photo with a scrap of cardstock and 
splatter with some black ink and a fan brush.


Products used
My minds eye
- Blush, polka dot and brush papers
- emphemia
-Journal cards
- Puffy stickers
Thickers gold letter stickers
Kaisercraft Be you wooden butterflies
Nuvo embellishment mousse
- Pheony pink and Aquamarine
Black ink and a fan brush
Edge distresser
Gold and black gel pens

Thank you for visiting
Candy Chelepy
2018
Off the Rails DT


Friday, January 5, 2018

A frame card tutorial with Kajal

Hello Everyone,

I hope you have enjoyed your New year celebration. Before going thru my cards let me wish you "A Very Happy New Year". Make your New Year wishlist with full of crafty goodies, new projects, learn some new techniques, inspire, follow some new crafty friends and many more.

As you know it's very simple card ..here I go with some simple steps to make a beautiful card in just 5-10min only ... 

1) I just took three 6"x6" paper 

2) Then I just folded these three 6"x6" paper diagonally like this 

3) After that we keep these paper one over the other and stick them with double side tape or glue 

4) Last step is to assemble embellishments and stick with glue and double sided foam tape

5) Here is our card ready 

That's all from me today. I hope I have inspired you, Before ending once again "Have a Great Year Ahead". 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

January Sponsor ... Thank you!

Hello Crafters

Today we'd like to share and thank our wonderful sponsors 


First and second prizes for January




$30 of goods from the online Store and free shipping(within Australia)






Catchy Crafts have offered a prize pack
as pictured


website   Catchy Crafts

Please leave them some love.

Looking forward to seeing your creations for this months moodboard.


Thanks for visiting.

Rosemary