Friday, April 17, 2015

Little Blue House “Clearly Creative” Blog Hop

Today I am sharing my "Clearly Creative" blog hop project for The Little Blue House. There is also a super yummy prize involved if you comment on all of the LBH design teams blogs.

For my Clearly Creative project, I made a shaker card.

1. You can make your card any size that you like, I used a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ card. You will also need another piece of cardstock the same size as the face of your card. For the Bella Blvd Clear Cut Sheet, cut it a ¼ inch wider than the face of your card. 

2. Cut a circle in the cardstock piece and then line it up on the front of your card and trace the circle onto the front of the card and then cut it out. 

3. Using a small cellophane bag (I recycled an embellishment bag) pour some beads or glitter into it and fold the end of it up and glue down. Adhere it to the outside of your card.

4. Adhere the cardstock piece onto the front of your card and over the shaker bag.

5. Embossing the Bella Blvd Clear Cut Sheet is a fun way to add texture to them. Fold the extra ¼ inch behind your card and adhere it to the back of your card and embellish it with the cute stickers from the Echo Park Anything Goes collection. 


I hope you enjoyed my shaker card tutorial. Make sure to hop along to all the LBH designers blogs and comment. The more you comment, the more chances you will have to win this super yummy prize.

Here's all the blog links, so get hoppin :)

You are here -Nadine

Monday, April 13, 2015

Enjoy Life - The Little Blue House

Hello everyone, today I am up on The Little Blue House blog with this step by step tutorial on how I made my layout using Echo Park Anything Goes Collection. All month the LBH team is sharing different tutorials and projects. Make sure to stop by and see all the amazing projects they have created.

I love the colors in this collection and all the cute coordinating stickers to go with it. 

Supplies Needed:
6. Gesso
7. Water paints
8. Black paint
9. Black fine tip pen
10. Ruler
11. Paintbrush
12. Bubble wrap
13. White Cardstock
14. Standard Scrappy Supplies... adhesives, trimmers, scissors

1. Paint and flick some water colors onto a white piece of cardstock with a paintbrush.

2. Paint some Gesso onto a 12 x 12 piece of plastic. I used the packaging from a scrapbook kit. Press a sheet of bubble wrap into the Gesso and stamp it onto the cardstock paper over the water paints.

It will look something like this.

3. Paint the edge of a large bowl or anything round with a thin edge with black paint and stamp it onto the cardstock paper.

4. Layer your picture over some various pieces of patterned papers from the Echo Park Anything Goes collection, make sure they are cut bigger than your picture. Layer those over a Jillibean Kraft Polaroid strip. Doodle some lines around the outer edge of your page with a ruler and black marker.

5. Paint a thin layer of Gesso over the Maya Road Camera Chipboard.

6. Add some color with some water colors.

7. Apply a layer of Glossy Accents. It will look whitish in color at 1st but once dry it will be clear.

8. Add some doodles around the cloud stickers and pop dot them up. Tuck some flower stickers under and around your picture and paper layers and add a few fun sequins and you are done.

Thank you for looking and happy scrapping!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kids Can Do It - Canvas Corp

If your kids are anything like mine, they love to play with your color mists. This fun and easy headband lets them do exactly that.

Supplies Needed:
2. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in desired color (I used Electric Blue) 
3. Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in desired color (I used Chandelier) 
4. Headband (got mine at the dollar store)
5. Large rhinestone or button. 
6. Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac
7. Paintbrush 


Step 1: Spray Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist onto burlap flower as much or as little as you like.

Step 2: Paint Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in between burlap flower layers and on the edges till you have the desired amount of glitter effect you like.

Step 3: Adhere gem or button in the center of burlap flower.

Step 4: Adhere burlap flower to the headband.

Once dry they will have a pretty headband to wear and will most likely want to make several of them in many different colors.

Check out the Canvas Corp blog for lot of other "Kids Can Do It" Inspiration by the Canvas Corp Crew.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Little Blue House Product Review

Today I would like to share with you how I made this flower using Doodlebugs Sprinkles Vellum from The Little Blue House.  I love using vellum on layouts and cards and the little texture dots on these vellum sheets make this vellum even more fun to use.

Supplies Needed:

Doodlebug Sprinkles Vellum
Wet Adhesive
Sewing Machine

1. Freehand cut three circles with the vellum color of your choice; I used the Tangerine color. Cut each circle slightly larger than the last one. Freehand cut a leaf shape using the Limeade vellum.

2. Cut each circle and leaf to a center point as shown below.

3. Using a wet adhesive slightly overlap the previous cut area and adhere together. This will make the circles cup a little.

4. Once dry, using a sewing machine sew in a circle around the outside edges of the circles. Don't worry if your sewing isn't perfect. It gives more character when it's not perfect or at least that is my story, and I am sticking to it. :)

5. Using a small dab of your wet adhesive in the middle of your biggest circle and adhering the medium size flower to it then adding more wet adhesive to the medium size circle to adhere the smallest one to.

6. Add a brad to the middle and use on your layouts or cards for a fun DIY vellum flower.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Little Blue House "Bunny Hop" Blog Hop

Welcome to the Little Blue House “Bunny Hop” Blog Hop

The Little Blue House is hosting a fun blog hop and each of the design team members have done a tutorial to share with you on their blogs. All you have to do is follow and comment on each of the design teams blogs for a chance to win the grand prize, an Easter Basket filled with tons of goodies. I have provided the design team blog links after my tutorial. Also, make sure to check out The Little Blue House's Blog for more details on the prize.

For my tutorial, I created this super cute Easter card.

Supplies Needed:

Sewing Machine
Pop Dots
5x7 card
Hobby Knife
Standard scrappy supplies... Scissors, adhesives, trimmers.

1. Start with a 5x7 white card and then cut a 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ piece of paper and another one that is 4 ½ x 3 ½.

2. On the backside of the 4 ½ x 3 ½ piece of paper, trace one of the die cuts from the Echo Park Happy Easter Paper.

3. Then using a ruler and a hobby knife cut slightly inside of the traced line to create a frame.

4. When you flip your frame over it should look this over your die cut piece.

5. Around all the edges of the cut papers, ink up the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge and then sew around all the edges. Glue down your piece of 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ paper onto your card.

6. Put some Pop dots onto the back of your frame.

7. Then place it onto your card over the die cut like the sample below.

8. Now decorate your card with one of the strips from the Echo Park Happy Easter Paper some of the Doodlebug Fancy Frills Stickers and Doodlebug Sprinkles Vellum

Come back on March 31st for a tutorial on how I made this cute flower with the Doodlebug Sprinkles Vellum

Thank you for visiting and checking out my tutorial! Don't forget to visit all the blog on The Little Blue "Bunny Hop" blog hop, follow and leave a comment for your chance to win the grand prize.