Saturday, March 22

National Craft Month Project No. 7

A couple of posts ago, I mentioned about a banner project I made for my nephew on his birthday.  Here's a sample of the second part of that project - patterned after Captain America's costume:

The banners have made it to Seattle, and all hung for his birthday party today.

That's it for now.  Have a great weekend, crafty friends!

Tuesday, March 18

National Craft Month Project No. 6

I miss joining swaps.  I used to be sooo active with those and my favorite online place to do it is Splitcoaststampers.  From those many swaps I joined, I still have a lot of images in my stash that I have kept, waiting to be made with something.  Image swaps is really a practical way to get a hold of stamps, especially the hard to find ones.  Because come to think of it, when you buy a particular stamp, you don't use it all the time.  I don't have a stamp that I have used more than 10 times, unless I made a mass production card project like invitations.  Other than that, there really is none.  We buy stamps to collect really, and not much to use.  After you've made a card with one, you usually move on to another.  And that's a fact, Jack.

Anyway, the sentiment I used for this card is still from my image swap stash.  I just quickly colored the image with Spicas.

'Til next blog!

Monday, March 17

National Craft Month Project No. 5

I mentioned in my previous post about a project I made for my nephew's birthday.  Well, the theme he wanted was Avengers and Lego.  I did ponder on how I can incorporate both for his birthday banner.  But I ended up with sticking to just one of the Avengers characters:  Captain America.  For his name, I followed the design of Capt. America's shield.

I used Creative Memories to cut the circle layers, and the rest of the elements I cut with Cricut Expressions Robotz cartridge.

Can you see me through these photos?  'Til next blog!

Saturday, March 15

National Craft Month Project No. 4

Last weekend, I said I was going to clean my planet.  Well, that didn't happen.  I started making a quick card, then ended up making another... then another... then another.  Then during the week, I had a big project for my nephew's 8th birthday.  My planet is still in the same chaotic state.  I just turned away from the computer monitor to have a glimpse of my planet.  Yeah, it is VERY chaotic.

Anyway, here's another card I made.   

I'm hoping to make something else, since it is National Craft Month.  I used to do feature a lot of other craft "genres" projects, but again, there is still the issue of time. 

'Til next blog!

Friday, March 14

National Craft Month Project No. 3

So, I had 3 more crown images left from Project 1 and 2.  I thought it's now or never, so I made three more cards with these crowns, following the same color scheme and layout as Project 2.  I used a die cut as an alternative for the wings.  This was a pretty quick project - didn't even take an hour to finish all three cards.

Materials used: 
Cardstock/dp:  Recollections, leftovers
image/sentiment:  Tim Holtz
tools:  Spellbinders, Cuttlebug
adhesive:  Scotch, Glut Dots, mounting tape

'Til next blog!

Sunday, March 9

National Craft Month Project No. 2

Another busy week has passed!  And now it's time for some play in my planet.  But before that, I have to clean first.  My creative juices can't flow well when my planet's in chaos.  But before I do that, I want to share with you the sequel to my previous post.

The tricky (and tedious) part here is hand cutting the wing image.  But after seeing the cards, it's all worth it.  I tried precision scissors, but I found that an Xacto knife works the best.  I'm glad I found a matching embossing folder for the crown too.


Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  Recollections, leftovers
image/sentiment:  Tim Holtz
tools:  Spellbinders, Cuttlebug
embellishments:  rhinestones
adhesive:  Scotch, mounting tape

So what have you created lately?  'Til next blog!

Tuesday, March 4

National Craft Month Project No. 1

I'm guilty!  I usually start my National Craft Month celebration right on the first day.  But just like you, real life gets in the way.  But hey, I made sure to create something last weekend.  Only I haven't had the chance to post at all.  Sometimes, when your work requires you to be in front of the computer most of the day, you just want to be a couch potato when you get home.  I have been VERY guilty of that too.

And since it's our month, fellow crafters, I'm thinking of doing something fun here on Tinker Planet.  I used to give blog candies and be more engaging this month of the year.  Let me see what I can brew for you guys.  My only issue is time.  No promises, but we will see.

So, I wanted to create something last weekend, but I was lazy to do any stamping or coloring.  Looking through my stash of RAKed images, I found these images by Tim Holtz.  I'm pretty sure I got these from a Tim Holtz card swap I hosted at SplitcoastStampers quite a good number of years ago.


With these, I was able to make two A2 card sets with five cards each set.  And just like my typical card set, I used one layout with varying colors.  Here's the first set:

The Cuttlebug embossing folder went with the background image very well, and I love it!

For these three cards, I played with varying spray inks on the background layer.  

I'll show the second set next post.  And this March, I hope you get to celebrate our month by stirring those creative juices and work on those projects.  

'Til next blog!