Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Basic Grey Scrapbook Layout Tribute

I heard the news that Basic Grey scrapbook company closing down its doors this February 15. It doesn't affect me so much, but I'm a bit sentimental about it because I still have their papers, stamps, and embellishments in my stash. I just can't imagine how a giant company can close down after all those years. You can read about a write up by SCRAPBOOK UPDATE

I made a couple of scrapbook layouts out of the papers that I have and matched them with a variety of embellishment. A sketch helped me make these projects.

I WILL ALWAYS be a scrapbooker until my hands are so stiff that I can't move them anymore. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sizzix bird and frame fridge magnet project using scraps

Hi! It's me Venus Fortuna. Im a huge fan of Sizzix dies. Yesterday, I designed some fridge magnets made of chipboard and Sizzix die cuts and scrap magnets. Below you will see how the plain chipboard transformed into lovely fridge decors. 

I started out with plain chipboard, cut into 2.5x3.5 sizes. Then I painted the sides with Tim Holtz Distress paint dabber n Barn Door. 

After drying, I cut scrapbook papers and covered one side of the chipboard then arranged the die cuts...

Oh dear, I lost all the pics of the chips painted red!!!!!!

Okay, here's the batch painted in TH paint dabber Bronze.

Viola! Look at the finished project!

 I used Sizzix medium die bird and branch and Sizzix medium oval frame die. I also used Martha stewart leaf puncher.

You can do the same or do whatever designs you can think of. Attach the magnets at the back side and they're ready to use!!

Thank you for reading!

Digital scrapbooking ~ scrapping the past

Hello, it's me Venus Fortuna. Welcome to my blog and I hope you all had a blast celebrating the holiday and welcoming the new year.

I want to make 2016 an exciting and productive year for me and for you readers. So for a start, I officially accepted the fact that I cannot scrap all the time. To counter that, I will be using all the dig kits I've been collecting for years (yes, years!) Mostly are freebies from SWEETSHOPPE DESIGNS.


For layout 1, I used the "paper tearing technique" by using the eraser tool in Photoshop. 
I use Photoshop CC. 


For layout 2, I simply used all the free elements. No special technique was used. 

Thank you for dropping by my blog!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Stamping and heat embossing tips to create a wedding invitation

Hello! Welcome back to Sisters Craft Cafe.
 I got to play with the new wedding themed stamp sent to me by the generous BEE HAPPY CRAFTS. I am a big fan of stamping and all things related to weddings. So, I quickly prepared my materials for a card project.


Before using a brand new acrylic stamp, it is best to rub an eraser on the side where you rub the ink to remove that invisible "plastic film".  By doing this, the ink application will be even.

Next step, rub the acrylic stamp on the embossing ink pad.

Stamp the wet acrylic stamp on a piece of paper, then pour some embossing powder on it.
Turn on the heat gun and apply heat on the stamped word.
You'll see the results when the powder start to melt.

Assemble the wedding invitation envelope..

I used Kraft paper, lace, trim, and die cut doily and flower, and heart bead.

This will hold the actual invitation cards. If you have a good printer, you can print out the cards and adhere it to this envelope.  I like small cards, so this one can fit 4x6 cards. You can create a larger holder if you like. 5x7 and 6x6 are the ideal card sizes.

This is a very easy, shabby chic project when you have the basic tools on hand.


Don't worry if you have no heat gun, you can still create a fabulous card using the sentiment stamps.

Thank you very much for stumbling upon my blog :-)  and thanks to  BEE HAPPY CRAFTS
for the Kaiser Craft wedding sentiment stamps. 

Boot shaped gift card holder

Hello fellow crafters! Today I'm sharing a project I made using some colourful 12x12 papers from BEE HAPPY CRAFTS and a die cut shape file from Silhouette Cameo.

First I thought that it would be fun to start making gift card holders to have these ready for Christmas and New Year. I can now ditch those boring red pockets.

First I cut the boot shaped base with my Silhouette Cameo  using a grey yardstick. Then I cut out the other boot elements using patterned papers.

I also cut out flowers and leaves.

Next I cut out small envelopes with s Sizzix die, this is a Brenda Walton die, then adhered the small envelopes inside the card.

I decorated the boots with flowers, leaves, trim, and strips of leather. The stars and dots accents on the boots were made with washi tapes. I just happen to have stars and dots that look good on this project.

This is a fun and quick project that you can do in your spare time.

1. Patterned papers - form BEE HAPPY CRAFTS
2. Silhouette Cameo Machine
3. Sizzix XL tiny envelopes by Brenda Walton
4. trims, leather, wash tape, felt flower

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