Saturday, January 24, 2015

Daily Bread Stamp : Strength


Yesterday, I received a new set of Daily Bread stamps from the mail and was happy to try one of the stamps.

I stamped using Versamark embossing ink then poured some embossing powder, then heated with a heat gun.

My card is only 4.25" x 5". I layered patterend paper over plain yellow paper, cut the stamped words then layered it; I adhered the verse on the base using dimensional foam adhesive.

The embellishments were simple...  a pearl bead, satin bow, flowers and punched leaves.




Hope you enjoyed my post. Head on to OUR DAILY BREAD DESIGNS stamps for more inspiring projects.



Friday, January 16, 2015

Cheerful 3d Sizzix Scoreboards Cake Box

Hello fellow crafters! Have you heard about the new Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull? I'm pretty sure those of you who are lucky enough to be at the CHA 2015 in Anaheim, have probably seen those... Im so impressed with the finished products, so beautiful 3D projects! 


One of my favorite Eileen Hull dies is the SIZZIX SCOREBOARDS XL CAKE BOX die that's been with me for years. I really like it a lot since the finished box is really good for holding small sized gifts and treats..  

Today I made a Varsity themed box using the cake box die and several other Sizzix dies. There are several tutorials found online on how to assemble the base. You may want to try any of the tutorials you can find. My TIP: Make sure to adhere the scalloped bottom lid using hot glue because wet glue tends to stick longer.

Did you like the red trim around the top cover? Its decorative and functional as well. The scallop edges of the top cover tends to fly open. So, I secured the scallop edges with the trim.



I created the doll using a flesh colored craft foam. The doll's face was made using Peachy keen face Stamp (Princess). I'm glad Memento ink did not smudge on the foam.

To make the doll stand, I created a triangular base and adhered the doll to it before sticking the base on the top of the box cover. Then I places die cut stars and cut-out scraps of glitter paper at the back to hide the triangular base. 



Here's how my box looks like when it is open. I really liked how it turned out. This can be a nice gift for a cheerleader friend or a really cool teacher in school.



MATERIALS USED:

2. Sizzix dress up doll body
3. Sizzix dress up doll hair
4. Sizzix dress up doll cheerleader uniform
5. Sizzix medium yellow die (retired) 3 stars
6. Peachy Keen face Stamp
7. Memento Ink black
8. American Crafts silver glitter cardstock
9. Tim Holtz Antique Brass Distress Paint
10. DCWV Boyhood Stach paper
11. Aluminum silver cardstock
12. October Afternoon paper
13. Hot Glue and Glue Gun
14. Wet Glue - Maxibond
15. Red trim
16. Craft Foam

Thank you for visiting my blog. God Bless!



Thursday, January 15, 2015

How to Use the Grand Calibur with Non-Spellbinders Embossing Folder

Hello! Afte a long break from blogging here at Sisters Craft Cafe, here I am with a post that will make up for my absence... This is supposed to be a FRIDAY TUTORIAL FEATURE, but anyway.....

Have you ever tried using the regular embossing folders in your Grand Calibur machine? It was scary right? The feeling wasn't right when the handle would not turn. But don't frown at this machine because I've found the right combinations....

COMBINATIONS
(from bottom to top)
1. Spellbinders Rose Platform ---for embossing
2. Spellbinders Rubber mat ----for embossing
3. Die-sire 8x8 embossing folder
(paper)
4. Sizzix Extended Cutting plate (may also use the standard sized cutting plate)

Just put the all together in this order and everything will be fine.

 

But since the cutting plate is only 6 inches, you will not be able to entirely emboss the 8x8. BUT WAIT!!!!!
SIZZIX has introduced its new 9" wide BIG SHOT at CHA 2015. I'll be waiting for its accessories to arrive here in the Philippines, and finally will be able to get that 9 inch wide cuttting plate..


Hope this quick instruction helped you. Before you go, please check out my sidebar for Linda's Stamp Giveaway at STICKY WITH GLITTER BLOG

Thank you!!





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